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I'm currently reading The Big Dance: The Untold Story of Weatherman Kathy Boudin and the Terrorist Family that Committed the Brink's Robbery Murders by John Casetllucci. There's much to learn about Antifa and Black Lives Matter by studying some of their ideological and even inspirational forbears.

In order to break down the allure of The Weathermen faction for people such as Kathy Boudin (whose son Chesa Boudin is San Francisco district attorney), Castellucci quotes Ayers, who raised Chesa while Boudin and Chesa's father were in prison for the Brink's robbery murders. "We have one task, and that's to make ourselves into tools of the revolution ... We have to be willing to fight people...

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Cathy Wilkerson, one of two survivors of the 1970 Weather Underground bomb-factory explosion in Manhattan, has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Wilkerson is just one of many anti-American and Marxist revolutionaries, erstwhile and current, who have endorsed the Biden campaign. 

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Intrepid journalist and Antifa expert Andy Ngo recently posted a "Dear Comrades" statement on Twitter which he identified as having come from CHAZ/CHOP. (See below for complete text.) 

Signed by the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest Solidarity Project Committee" (CHOPSPC?), the statement announces the conclusion of "the CHOP project." Later comes the real news: CHOP's surreal endorsement of Joe Biden for president -- as if the democratic process was actually their thing -- as well as endorsements...

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Screengrabs from video shot by The Daily Caller's Richie McGinness

Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., a guerilla organizer with a smile and a megaphone stood at the foot of a tribute to the end of slavery in America featuring Abraham Lincoln and an emancipated slave. To great hooting and applause, he made the following announcement.  "On Thursday, at 7pm, we're tearing this motherf----- down."  



How dare you?

You can't do that ...

That's against the law ...

You're under arrest ...

Such natural responses no longer occur to government officials -- with the possible exception of the President of the United States, whose precarious position...

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I am delighted by the interest in my most recent appearance on "Crowdsource the Truth" with Jason Goodman. Two notable pickups include Conservative Treehouse and Gateway Pundit.

Although the interview is one hour, the research and reporting that made it possible span more than a decade, beginning right after 9/11. This work first appeared in my weekly syndicated newspaper column and assorted blog essays, and a good chunk of it appears in my volume of collected columns, No Fear. I invite new visitors to this website to search the archive for "COIN," "goat," "Petraeus," "MyChrystal," "tea," "Allen," "dhimmitude," "Koran," "Mortenson," "Jones," "Leavenworth," "Hatley," and the like. The results will convey a sense of the vast petri dish in which hundreds of thousands of US military were forced to sink or swim under the command of social engineering globalists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Once this largely unexamined backstory becomes better known, the fact that these same commanders are now joined in an ambush against our "American First" counter-revolutionary president makes perfect and perfectly sinister sense.

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Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur consults Major George S. Patton (center) on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

In his memoir, Reminscences, General Douglas MacArthur provides an illuminating account of the Bonus Army riots in the summer of 1932, which, as Army Chief of Staff, he would help quell after District of the Columbia requested assistance.

MacArthur's account highlights some striking similarities with recent Black LIves Matter/Antifa rioting in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to his overview of the tense situation in these final months of the Herbert Hoover administration. 

In 1964, MacArthur wrote:

In these days of wholehearted unity, it is hard to believe that thirty years ago the President of the United States lived in danger, and the Congress shook with fear at the sight and sound of the marchers. It is hard to believe, too, that...

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It's not every day seven years after publication that a new book review appears, but such was my happy surprise: British Intelligence, a new online magazine, has just published a review of American Betrayal by Mark Gullick in its June 2020 issue.

The editors introduce the review this way:

This is the second of a four-part series, Writing the Resistance, the first of which featured David Horowitz and links naturally to our second subject, American columnist and author Diana West. West is the author of The Death of the Grown-Up,...

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A tweet from @uyghur_groyper alerted me to the eye-catching document above. It is described by @JianRen12 as "Chinese Communist Party's Announcement to support African American Resistance, 1968." 

Not reading a word of Chinese, I can't evaluate it. I can, however, link to a 1968 declaration by Chairman Mao, recently referenced by Cliff Kincaid here, titled, "Support for the Afro-American Struggle Against Violent Repression." The map above looks more like a battle plan of action and it is hard not to see the similarities to a map of American cities finally on fire more than 50 years later.

Now for a possible update on Chinese strategy...

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This is a post for "family" -- readers of this blog, and especially longtime readers of this blog, who will be able to hearken back to The Disinformation Wars on American Betrayal. 

As some will have noticed, I have not been publishing much of late in the Epoch Times. Until quite recently, this was due to the fact that I have not been writing much of late either, having been consumed by private matters for some months. My April 12 column, "When Grand Juries Are Not So Grand," was my first contribition since February 3, which was my first contribution since December 22, 2019. I think it was probably also my last.

On April 21, I received an email from the op-ed...

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Back in October, I abandoned an essay I had begun about Andy McCarthy's book, Ball of Collusion, especially regarding his statement of faith in the so-called Intelligence Community and Mueller Report finding that "Russia" "hacked" the DNC (see below). As many will recall, the evidence for this finding is a redacted draft report submitted to the FBI by a DNC contractor, Crowdstrike. 

After the recent release of December 2017 testimony by Crowdstrike co-founder (and Mueller protege) Shawn Henry in which he admits that Crowdstrike had no evidence for this foundational charge, I wondered how we might approach the colossal course correction, news correction, history correction, the admission requires, not to mention the questions it raises about this testimony having remained locked away from public sight for two and half desperate years. After all, this charge -- that "Russia"...

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I can't think of a better word than "blithering" to describe Conrad Black's writings about FDR, especially in conservative publications.

His writings about American Betrayal and Yours Truly, however, are something else again but I haven't found the apt word to encapsulate the crude, pompous and vicious streak in him that my work has magically inspired.

To wit:

Diana West, a right-wing loopy who has occasionally aroused cautious hopefulness that she has been house-trained, has published a novel presented as a non-fiction work, entitled “American Betrayal." ... The West farrago of lies has been thoroughly debunked, especially by Ron Radosh...

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Messaging on Twitter in these corona times is revealing all kinds of new fissures. Take the Twitter account of OANN's Jack Posobiec. Having racked up around 750K followers on Twitter, Posobiec has perplexed some conservatives of late for having come out as an enthusiast for the corona lockdown and for Bill Gates. This is something of a redundancy since Bill Gates is the Big Daddy of Corona Lockdown, at least until the economy is completely dead and the New Vaccine Order begins.





In these same corona times, more tweets in defense of Bill Gates caught my eye -- in this case by David Horowitz. This became a little interesting on learning, also via Twitter, that Horowitz was a mentor of Posobiec.

Like mentor, like mentored?



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Chicks on the Right has the Corona Lockdown story of the week about Rick Savage, purveyor of Sunday River Brewing Company.

Savage tells the story better than anyone could so so give him your attention.

 

 

 

I am filing this under Smart Researchers who build brick walls and hit them, blocking avenues of thought and study, categorically dismissing the possibility that there might be something on the other side of the wall. Motivation? Agenda? Ideology? Profit motive? Subversion? Conspiracy? All of the above and more?

Nah, the assassination of Caesar was just dumb luck. 



Julie Kelly's "Time to Sideline False Prophets of Doom" makes the case in less sweeping fashion but "good intentions," "poor planning" are surely tattered placeholders by this advanced, low point.    



Alex Berenson, too, provides a daily reality check on media disinfo; however, he, too, sees only "government failure" behind the crisis.



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For the record, David Horowitz is/was a defender on Twitter of Fauci and Birx and still defends Gates.

March 27, 2020



March 28, 2020



As late as April 3, 2020, he was whacking Fauci critics.



So witty. But then:





April 10, 2020





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Also at The Epoch Times

Once again, it was goosebumps for diehards when John Solomon told Sean Hannity that John Durham was issuing subpoenas on behalf of a grand jury. Twitter pulses racied. John Brennan was closer than ever to a rockpile in prison stripes, wasn't he? Comey, Ohr, Kramer, Simpson, Clinton were sweating bullets, right?

I will be jubilant if I am wrong, but I continue to doubt it. I do not expect the anti-Trump conspirators to be indicted and tried for sedition or treason or any other serious crime by Attorney General William Barr's Department of Justice. Nothing we have seen to date points to it. What should...

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Just finished up a wonderful conversation with Jason Goodman of "Crowdsource the Truth." Our topic was   the #NewCoronaOrder through the Marxist lens. I won't say, "Enjoy" because it's all so godawful, but I hope viewers find it of interest!  

 

According to this priceless report in The Guardian from November 30, 2017, Chinese state media described the meeting between Barack Obama and Xi, which took place two weeks after President Trump's state visit to Beijing, as a meeting of "veteran cadres." 

If you are a lifelong communist, "veteran cadre" is a term of veneration. If you are a former president if the United States, "veteran cadre" is a term of treason.

The Guardian put it this way:

Chinese media fawned over Obama and Xi, dubbing the pair `veteran cadres', a term typically applied to retired Communist officials. But in a sign of the diplomatic sensitivity, Chinese state media reported on the event in a single terse article.

Western media mirrored...

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On with Frank Gaffney, trying to make sense of the Corona World Order.

Listen here.

 

The Imperial College London computer model predicting 500,000 deaths in the UK, spurring draconian quarantine measures by Boris Johnson's government and also our government, has been -- what is the best word? Tweaked? Adjusted? 

Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson put it out there that his initial estimate of 500,000 deaths might be a titch high. Now he thinks the death toll could be something like 20,000 British people, and maybe not even that many. And about that 18 month quarantine Ferguson called for? Well, terribly sorry, old bean, that was a little off as well. Ferguson is now saying the virus will peak in  two or three weeks.

No one should ever believe anything the man says again but that doesn't change the fact that...

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I jumped on an episode of Secure Freedom Radio with Frank Gaffney, Fred Fleitz, Gordan Chang and Kevin Freeman today.

Listen to the whole show here.

 



With the news of the day so terribly bleak, I turned to the New York Times's books to watch in this month of February for a quick, tonic blast of agit prop. My goodness, though; what unexpected comedic genius in these cascading cliches -- a real gift. Thanks, Woke Ones!

The following opening lines are truly copied verbatim.

Amnesty, by Aravind Adiga (Scribner's): Ever since his refugee application was denied ...

Apartment, by Teddy Wayne (Bloomsbury): It's 1996, and Wayne's achingly lonely narrator is enrolled in Columbia's MFA program ...

Apeirogon, by Colum McCann (Random House): Two fathers, one from Israel and one form Palestine, are linked by their shared grief ...

The Cactus League, by Emily Nemens (Farrar, Straus & Giroux): This debut...

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I deeply regret to report that our dear friend and great patriot Phil Haney, former DHS officer, intelligence expert and courageous truth-teller about Islam, has died violently in California yesterday. The initial reports I am hearing and also reading on social media is that he was shot and killed near San Francisco. I will post more details when they are confirmed.

UPDATE 1:20 pm ET: John Guandolo is reporting the following: "Preliminary investigation has ruled Phil’s death a suicide."  

Given that findings of "suicide" in our time have become synomous with "Arkancide" and other framed and fixed murders, above all we owe Phil a vigorous investigation and vetting of the evidence. 

RIP, friend.  

UPDATE: 1:36 pm ET Just came across this on Twitter.

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There was so much more to say that we recorded a second interview:



Frontpagemag recently posted a story about a letter Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote on behalf of Robert Meeropol and his family to President Barack Obama in which she asked Obama to issue a presidential proclamation exonerating Meeropol's mother, Ethel Rosenberg.

Yes, that Ethel Rosenberg. Along with husband Julius, Ethel Rosenberg and a ring of communist espionage agents did whatever they could (along with many others) to make sure Josef Stalin had the atomic bomb for his arsenal.

This was not just about Kremlin bragging rights. Archive records show that possession of "the Bomb" gave Stalin the confidence to trigger the Korean War. Further, other technologies stolen by the "Rosenberg Ring" would be weaponized against Americans in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The carnage, pain, destruction and loss unleashed on the world by these secret agents of Stalin is beyond...

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Now at The Epoch Times

When President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he believes the Democrats’ frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, is a communist, the president clarified “you could say socialist,” but then again, “I think of Bernie sort of as a socialist but far beyond a socialist.”

As the pundits trip over poli-sci-class definitions, my question is what’s the difference?

As far as freedom-lovers go, safeguarding our liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, there is none. To be sure, communists and socialists argue and split hairs. They fight and break heads. But they also work together and destroy liberty because they all travel to the same soul-crushing destination of collectivism.

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Listen here for my interview with Frank and here with Audrey. 

Audrey and I also discuss PBS's agit prop attack on Joseph McCarthy.   



I have finally developed an axiom about Sen. Joseph McCarthy: The more one learns about McCarthy -- facts, not the catechism of lies continuously recited like some demonic liturgy -- the more one despises the mindset that reviles him.

If that sounds harsh, it is not a hasty formulation. In fact, after many years of thinking about McCarthy matters, it strikes me as the most natural reaction to the thinking of writers and educators who don't want to know better, and the politicians who echo them. This mindset -- "conventional wisdom" -- fills the atmosphere with so much static, and gives cover to "experts" whose specialty is strangling the life out of truth. 

So widespread is this mindset, however, that it is widely shared by notable American conservatives. These are McCarthy's latter-day allies and supporters --  that is, were they ever wake up from a chronic case of brainwashing (inspired by Stalin's Kremlin) and realize it. Until then, they wander the public square, participating in communist-inspired rituals  of anti-communist revilement. McCarthy destroyed innocent lives ... bullied free-thinkers ... didn't have a list ... never found a communist ... unleashed "McCarthyism."  From the anti-communist perspective, the spectacle of "lost" allies, marching in step with the opposition while chanting its disinformation, is a strategic disaster.    

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Nicolae Ceausescu and Robert Maxwell in happier days

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"Who were Armand Hammer and Robert Maxwell? Agents who became businessmen or businessmen who became agents?"

So asks the late Vladimir Bukovsky in his capstone work, Judgment in Moscow. 

Bukovsky's question arose as he considered the documentation he had before him on the Soviet Union's secret financial dealings with Western communists, both in cold cash (since 1969 "something to the tune of $400 million"), and, more intriguing,...

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Now at The Epoch Times

Christianity Today, the magazine founded by Billy Graham in 1956, called, in this week before Christmas, for Donald Trump's removal from office.

Franklin Graham quickly released a statement on Twitter (above) in reply: "I hadn't shared who my father @BillyGraham voted for in 2016, but because of @CYMagazine's article, I felt it necessary to share now. My father knew @realDonaldTrump, believed in him & voted for him. He believed Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.

Amen.

It is a beautiful statement; however, I never for a moment doubted that Billy Graham voted for President Trump. Graham's vote for Trump was a given for important reasons and deep beliefs, which,...

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It is amazing to learn how much the East German intelligence agency Stasi spied on and influenced British politics. The Stasi was a kind of branch office for the KGB, a placeholder for Moscow (like Ukrainian operators would seem to be a placeholder for Moscow today), and, according to Anthony Glees, the top British expert on the subject, "Britain and especially London were riddled with Stasi spies of one kind or another." 

Glees' quotation is from his 2003 book, The Stasi Files: East Germany's Secret Operations Against Britain, which focuses on the decade spanning 1979 to 1989, the year that East Germany dissolved itself. For ten years, from 1992 to 2002, scholars like Glees were able to study such nefarious matters inside the the Stasi archive, which, for that golden-opportunity-decade, was "the only security and intelligence service archive in the world ... open to scholars." 

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In 2011, Fiona Hill was seated next to Putin at the Valdai conference in Moscow for the second year  in a row.

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Part 2 is here. 

I have been trying to think of the best word to describe Russia expert Fiona Hill's worldview. 

Assuming "non-partisan" is out, and "transcendent" inadequate, it may be best to turn away from the political firestorms of the Schiff show to focus on something less combustible....

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The Chairman was riveted

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On with Frank Gaffney, making sense (trying to) of the anti-Trump conspiracy in its hot mess impeachment phase.  

Listen or download here.



Now at The Epoch Times

From Sidney Powell's Flynn filing of October 24, 2019:

"The defense has requested the phone records of James Clapper to confirm his contacts with Washington Post reporter David Ignatius -- especially on January 10, 2017, when Clapper told Ignatius in words to the effect of "take the kill shot on Flynn."

If that order sounds like something out of the criminal underworld, welcome to the Deep State, which is not too deep anymore, writhing and flexing in plain sight.

While Clapper was allegedly targeting Gen. Mike Flynn secretly through Washington Post columnist Ignatius, we know he was also targeting...

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Part 1 is here

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We now turn from disquisitions on deception in Part One to the open book that is Russia expert Fiona Hill -- at least according the prepared remarks she delivered to the Adam Schiff "impeachment inquiry."

I take great pride in the fact that I am a non-partisan foreign policy expert, who has served under three different Republican and Democratic presidents. I have no interest in advancing the inquiry in any particular direction except toward the truth. (Emphasis in the original.)

So it was...

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Now at The Epoch Times

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This week, the towering anti-communist dissident Vladimir Bukovsky was laid to rest in a London cemetery. In Washington, American democracy threw dirt on itself.

Impervious to the irony, the Democrats of the House of Representatives staged another fake impeachment "show trial" in its coup like no other to thwart the anti-communist will of the American electorate that sent Donald Trump to the White House. 

The battle is not drawn in such terms; they have been taken from us. But to understand the...

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Here is the op-ed from The Epoch Times, also here: Questions for Lt. Col. Vindman





Now at The Epoch Times

I recently picked up and was quickly hooked by Not Seeing Red: American Librarianship and the Soviet Union (1917-1960), a 2002 book by author and Ph.D. Stephen Karetzky. Sure, the topic sounds esoteric, but in this era of "deplatforming" and social media censorship, it is hotly relevant. Lauded by Paul Hollander and M. Stanton Evans, this is a book that might turn out to be a sort of early history of de-platforming and its enablers. 

Tackling decades of what we might call...

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The soft treachery of low information journalism.

Dear Free Beacon,

In “CNN Reporter: Trump Tweets Worse Than McCarthyism,” David Rutz writes that Sen. McCarthy was censured in 1954 "for his relentless charges that Soviet and communist spies had infiltrated various American institutions.” 

As is the case with about 99 p/c of what is said and written about Joseph McCarthy, this statement is untrue and grossly misleading to readers. 

While McCarthy himself would have been the first to point out that he was targeted by his political opponents for his “relentless” (and very successful*) efforts to expose Communists embedded in the US government, he was not, in fact, censured for them. 

Originally, there were under consideration a whopping 46 censure charges; however, just one of these charges came to a vote. According to this single charge,...

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