False Flag intro to World War 3 tanker attacks

Global Intel Hub – (London, UK 6/13/2019) — Most wars in the past 100 years have been started with a ‘spark’ which might be assassination, attacking of a ship, or bombing of Pearl Harbor.  As we explain in Splitting Pennies the world is not as it seems.

We’re not saying that this attack is a false flag – we are saying that all these attacks seem to fit the same profile.  And we’re not the only ones with this reaction, as other sites banned by Facebook have chimed in as well:

Honestly, Iran deciding to attack two “Japan-related” tankers while the Japanese head of state is in their country would push the Iranian government straight through “stupid” and out the other side into “suicidally insane”. That said, if it is a “false flag” – by the US or anyone else – it’s so blatant as to be borderline useless. Are the Deep State operatives of the US/UK/Israel or whoever, really that stupid?

As reported here on Zero Hedge:

Update 7: Ahead of comments to the UN Security Council (which will presumably block any action, with China and Russia backing Iran), unnamed officials are sharing with reporters some of what the US intends to say:

U.S. OFFICIALS ALLEGE IRANIAN ATTACK MEANT TO ESCALATE CONFLICT
OFFICIALS: ATTACK SHOWS IRAN UNINTERESTED IN DIALOGUE WITH U.S.
OFFICIALS: OPTIONS UNDER CONSIDERATION INCLUDE TANKER ESCORTS
Earlier, the Saudis presented a letter to the council claiming that the Iran-backed Houthis had obtained special weapons training and were responsible for Wednesday’s attack on Abha airport.

Pompeo said earlier that the US was in possession of “intelligence” suggesting Iran is behind the attack…but he neglected to offer any poof.

The question is not about the tanker attack, the question is about the current shift in US global policy.  What’s going on is that major changes are happening inside the US Military which like it or not is run by Trump.  It’s not only because of Trump there are tons of demographic changes but certainly there is the ‘Trump’ factor.

The biggest shift is that the ‘fake enemy’ a.k.a. the ‘Terrorist’ has been proven to be defeated (actually, it was always a red herring).  Sure, there are terrorists in the world but ISIS et. al. has been blown way out of proportion via staged paramilitary events like school shootings and the Vegas massacre.  But since 911 this has become a difficult and less profitable story to promulgate.  So there has been a shift towards remaining enemies, i.e. Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and some small minor fights the US has skin in.

It should be noted that Israel is the political and security center of the middle east, Iran included, and they’ve been exchanging rockets with the Palestinians: 

As the crews worked in the building sirens sounded overhead and the scores of residents who had come out now had to run to find shelter.

Those who remember 911 and who realize there was a bigger hand played here, paid close attention to this speech given by bibi at the U.N. 9 months ago, where he displayed Israeli intelligence to the world that Iran was secretly building a Nuke program:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday described what he said was a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran and accused Europe of appeasing Iran as he sought to rally support for U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic.  Netanyahu said the site contained some 15 kg (33 pounds) of radioactive material that has since been moved, and he called on the U.N. atomic agency to inspect the location immediately with Geiger counters.  “I am disclosing for the first time that Iran has another secret facility in Tehran, a secret atomic warehouse for storing massive amounts of equipment and materiel from Iran’s secret nuclear program,” Netanyahu said.

Whether the world bought his pitch or not is irrelevant, what is important to remember is that Israel is a serious regional power.  Their intelligence service called the “Mossad” has a motto:  Rule by Deception.  Perhaps this was formed out of their genetic heritage, a people being persecuted in all parts of the world for centuries.  Regardless of the reason, since the creation of the state of Israel, they have become a ruthless power with their hands in many pies, just perhaps not in the Borscht or the noodle bowls.

It’s public information that Iran is a mutual enemy of both the U.S. and Israel so this isn’t a conspiracy theory and you don’t need to connect the dots to see what’s going on here.  In the modern battlefield the most potent weapon is information above all, it was information that won or lost all wars.

Obviously, in the minds of the brainwashed masses, there is no such a thing as a false flag so Pompeo can pass the red face test when he is testifying in front of Congress.  In the minds of the many – who could it be except the evil Iran, who dare attack a Japanese ship during a Japanese domestic event.  How dare they?  We’ll show them.  More at 11.

This is the boring narrative that the masses need to bite.  The Elite aren’t stupid.  They need to sell wars first.  They learned during Vietnam that manufacturing consent (Chomsky) is necessary as a prerequisite to any large scale military intervention.  That’s because while the Elite are mostly a bunch of Satanists, most of the people in USA are actually really good folks.  They will help you move a couch if needed.  One day at Starbucks someone paid for several cars behind for no reason.  Americans are good people!  They don’t like war really, especially now that CBD is so widespread and everyone is so mellow.  So it needs to be sold to them via TV, press releases, internet articles, protests, and other actions before any step is taken.

If you are just waking up to the fact that the world isn’t as it seems, checkout some of the eye opening books here on this page.

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Dude, where’s my culture?

Have you ever stopped running around the hamster wheel and looked around and thought where the hell am I?  Who am I?

The deterioration of Western culture could not be felt greater anywhere else but America.  We’ve created an entire class of “Haters” who for absolutely no logical reason hate President Trump – so much so it has been named “Trump Derangement Syndrome:” 

Trump derangement syndrome (TDS) is a neologism used by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump[2][3] to describe a reaction to Trump by liberals and Never Trump neoconservatives, who they say respond to Trump’s statements and political actions irrationally and with little regard to Trump’s actual position or action taken.[4] The term has been used by pro-Trump supporters to discredit criticism of Trump’s actions.[5][1][6]

For those of us who have seen this in action it is no joke, leftists can break down in tears at the sight of him or sound of the words “Trump.”

We live in a world where a woman can fill out a form naming a complete stranger as the father of her child, and without any evidence – that man can be forced to pay child support and more or face JAIL.

We live in a world where the US openly admits to being an Empire and publishes documents to prove it based on an analysis of past missions.  This is a complete 180 as the US has denied this for the 50 – 60 years that it’s been doing it.

Listening to this classic song “The Logical Song” is a great metaphor describing how simple people became something else, and now are ghosts of people.  Today’s people are shadows of people.  They have no soul.

Here’s the lyrics:

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily
Oh joyfully, playfully watching me
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable
Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical
There are times when all the world’s asleep
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
Please tell me who I am
I said, watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical
Liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re Acceptable
Respectable, oh

It’s the programming hard at work.  During the 1960’s and 1970’s there was a cultural revolution in the West – it wasn’t exclusive to USA by the way.  But it was an exclusive Western thing.  In Asia in that time there were still Bicycles in Beijing, there were no “Asian Tigers” and there was no “Wal Mart” selling Chinese crap to people at an ever increasingly inflated price.  There was no GMO.

The Establishment fought back hard against the simple people.  The war become not about country vs. country, not spy vs. spy but about the classes against the masses.  An elaborate plan that took another 50 years to fully see the results play out in the disaster we see in society today.

All these hippies what they were really on about – they were really on to something.  Their instinct, and native intelligence understood what was going on in ways they could only explain in music.  The soul of man was being commoditized.  Schools which were previously about learning and knowledge became tools of social control, tools to program the masses whether it be gender confusion, or twisted justifications of the grotesque actions of the empire (of the Military Industrial Complex).

All this probably sounds like an anti-Imperialist rant by a wanna be Socialist.  But not!  It is an attempt to understand the system as a whole, this science is known as Cybernetics (Theory of Systems).  And why does someone need to understand Cybernetics?  Because of course, then one can understand Macroeconomics and especially International Markets.

Uber is now publicly traded and is worth about $70 Billion.  Who would have guessed it 10 years ago?  All uber really is – an app.  Service As An App (SAAA) (this is the thing now, create an acronym, get quoted. )

And it’s happening all over the world.  Go Jek is a service in Indonesia where you can get a guy on a scooter to get you a pack of cigarettes or melons for a small amount of money.  It’s already a $4B+ valuation company.

With services like Uber Eats, Go Jek, and online shopping – it’s a wonder why anyone physically goes to shopping malls anymore.  Of course, less and less people are doing so; but the world is becoming more polarized and bifurcated.  You have an intellectual class that’s changing the way the world works one industry, one story at a time.  Then you have the phone zombies that walk around staring at their phones that end up getting hit by trucks or worse.  You know, the masses.  The masses have deteriorated, and the classes have reinvented themselves.  For example Rich people live 14+ years longer.  That’s not a lot, but that gap didn’t exist 50 years ago.  This is a major global demographic shift.

The news media is filled with intrigues, #MeToo and #WeToo – while Hyperloop is building a transportation tunnel so passengers can go from LA to Silicon Valley in 30 minutes.

What’s amazing about what the Elite have created – they have created a system of programming, surveillance, and control on multiple layers (biological, chemical, psychological) and it’s all by choice!  People ask for it!  People like Fakebook!  They like watching TV!  Literally – they have created a slave race which is completely voluntary.  And if this is by design, then bravo… because it’s a trap door for all of us to escape.

Our point here is to revisit history and keep current events in perspective.

We live in a world where parents allow their young children to CHOOSE THEIR GENDER.  This is the most absurd thing – wait I will hold my tongue – there may be something more absurd coming down the pike.  Women’s rights wasn’t enough – Obama (who was an obvious closet homosexual) ushered in rights for transgender people and the third gender.  What is the third gender?  Good question.  Hermaphrodites.  Ridiculous.  Ridiculous!!

Perhaps the next wave of rights abuses will be parents that force their children to be the gender that they are born.  Protestors will hold signs with boys in dresses and girls in suits demanding action be taken.  Boys should be allowed to wear dresses in schools if they choose!  Parents shouldn’t buy baseballs for their boys they should buy them dolls and baseballs and allow them to choose!! What’s next?  I’ll tell you what’s next..

Brilliant logic explained emotionally by a simple person.  What happened Bob and all the other smart, hardworking, honest, simple Americans?

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Massive Multi-Industry Fraud involving Paternity Testing, MLM and LabCorp (NYSE:LH) EXPOSED

(Global Intel Hub) — London, UK — 2/3/2019 In this explosive series, Global Intel Hub has uncovered what is perhaps one of the largest and most sickening medical frauds ever, spanning the globe and involving multiple industries, an MLM scam, publicly traded companies like LabCorp (NYSE:LH), local municipalities such as county and city governments, and has even been perpetrated in U.S. courts.  Someone please call Bill Ackman this is much bigger than Herbalife.  We want to be careful here as not to interfere with an investigation of the SEC and FBI; however investors in LabCorp (NYSE:LH) have the right to information which is publicly accessible on the internet, so we are collecting some of it here for your review.  We encourage investors to do their own research – we’re not judging anyone, we are just shocked and sickened by the depth of this fraud as it impacts babies, children, and families on a daily basis; and those behind it are profiting from it.  As has been quoted and said millions of times, reality is more scary than the most perverse Stephen King plot.  And, as has been explained in Splitting Pennies – the world is not as it seems.  We encourage new readers to stop here if you have a weak stomach.

WARNING: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED.  WHAT YOU READ HERE IN THIS ARTICLE MAY DISTURB YOU.  YOU MAY CRY, YOU MAY FEEL DESPAIR, YOU MAY VOMIT.  IT MAY HAUNT YOU.  

The basics of this narrative are that the US Government is being defrauded and is the biggest victim here, as they are not only paying the bill of the fraud but also receiving the liability of claims that they are allowing to happen in US courts.  Ultimately, counties and cities get the power from the states which gets power from the US Federal Government so while it is the local municipalities which are allowing this to happen, as Harry Truman famously said “The Buck Stops Here.”  Also we want to note that while we are exposing the fraud of LabCorp (NYSE:LH), this is a much deeper global fraud which is a black market of the worst kind, involving illegal organ trading, baby ordering, baby snatching and fraudulent adoptions to families that can’t have children, DNA harvesting, and genetic surveillance.

There is so much material to cover let’s start with a small outline of what’s going on here, and a summary.  The topic is paternity fraud, which is:

Paternity fraud, also known as misattributed paternity[1] or paternal discrepancy,[2] is when a man is incorrectly identified to be the biological father of a child. The underlying assumption of paternity fraud is that the mother deliberately misidentified the biological father.[3] Paternity fraud is related to the historical understanding of adultery.

Let’s start with the case of Andre Chreky, a victim of paternity fraud (with the intent to extort money from him, which was successful).  Andre Chreky is a successful hairdresser in Washington DC who achieved notoriety when he started doing the hair for some DC well-to-dos.  As his name appeared in the mainstream media, this was like crap that attracted flies buzzing; meaning the interest of a generation brainwashed by too much TV and too much daytime drama TV.   We begin here:

Washington hairdresser Andre Chreky gladly agreed to a DNA test when a former employee hit him with a paternity suit.  The claim was absurd, Chreky said he remembers thinking. He had stopped dating the woman years before she gave birth to the boy, now a teenager. This would all be over soon. DNA doesn’t lie.  The results were back in a month, on a two-page report from Laboratory Corp. of America, or LabCorp, one of the largest paternity testers in the country and the state of Virginia’s exclusive contractor: “The probability of paternity is 99.99 percent.”  “It’s crazy,” Chreky, 50, who lives with his wife and two children in Great Falls, recalled saying. “We need to take this to battle.”  The fight lasted two years. When it ended in May, Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge David T. Stitt not only ruled in Chreky’s favor, but also raised serious questions about the reliability of DNA testing during a time when it is relied on to prove paternity, guilt, innocence and more.  “I thought LabCorp’s performance was shoddy,” Stitt said at a hearing in May after ruling that the state did not prove Chreky was the father. “I think something unfair happened in this case, where a citizen was put to the greatest extent to defend himself against what really has turned out to be a moving target as far as where LabCorp is concerned. . . . I’m concerned about what level of oversight is being exercised by the commonwealth of LabCorp’s work.”  LabCorp handles more than 100,000 DNA paternity tests for many public and private clients every year, including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland. 

“You have a child,” the woman, Adele Doudaklian, 43, of Gaithersburg, told him — a teenage son he had never met. He ordered her out.  Doudaklian did not return phone calls to her home. Chreky said he dated her several times in the early 1980s but stopped long before Doudaklian’s son, Andrew Lucas, was born in March 1986.

When the paternity action was brought in early 2003, Chreky said, he thought the DNA test would end the whole episode.  Instead, Chreky was ordered to pay $1,715 a month in child support, plus health insurance premiums, after LabCorp’s report said he was the father. By the time Lucas turned 18, Chreky had paid $25,000. (Even after he won the case, Virginia law did not allow him to get the money back.) 

So Chreky’s attorneys hammered LabCorp’s experts, mostly about what the lawyers saw as two errors on the lab report. The director of LabCorp’s DNA identification testing division, Gary M. Stuhlmiller, said in a sworn report that he had arrived at his conclusions after comparing Chreky’s DNA with a database of the Moroccan population. Chreky is a native of Morocco.  But at trial, Stuhlmiller acknowledged that LabCorp did not have a Moroccan database. Stuhlmiller’s report did not mention the omitted tests, which he acknowledged could have precluded Chreky as the father.

And then there was Stuhlmiller’s workload. He told the judge he personally reviewed 30,000 paternity cases a year, working 10 hours a day with no lunch break, 40 weeks a year, with time away for training and vacation. “And that would be 15 [reports] an hour, is that right?” Chreky’s lead attorney, Glenn C. Lewis, asked him.  “Correct,” Stuhlmiller answered.

Did NOT have a Moroccan database!  This scientist is going to court and lying.  He’s saying that they compared Chreky’s DNA with a database they don’t have.  Of course, as the case is about Chreky and not LabCorp, the fact that this Dr. Stuhlmiller perjured himself in court was forgotten.  And it was in hundreds, perhaps thousands of other cases.  Let’s summarize what’s going on here.  A stranger claims you have to pay ‘child support’ for a child that isn’t yours, which is backed up by whacked science through false reports, which often are proven incorrect or in error.  It costs you $200,000 to prove you are right, and years of work, and you can’t sue to get the money back.  This is America!

The question is if Lab Corp tests are 99.999% accurate – why are there so many cases in which the results are successfully contested?  The list goes on and on and on.  This is an interesting case refuting the tests, of another doctor that actually fathered 75 children with artificial insemination:

But defense attorney David Axelson asked Stuhlmiller whether some genetic markers he did not test for might have excluded Jacobson, and whether if Jacobson had a twin it would have been impossible to distinguish between the two.  Stuhlmiller acknowledged those two scenarios might be correct. And he agreed with Axelson that if one of Jacobson’s genetic markers were incorrectly analyzed it could create a problem.

Who is Dr. Gary Stuhlmiller?  We wanted to find out who this guy is, so we simply Googled his name and found his Twitter page.

Then we clicked on his website, drgarymstuhlmiller.com and guess what we get redirected to?  MLM Ponzi Scam!  https://drgarym.jeunesseglobal.com This is the employee of LabCorp (NYSE:LH) publicly traded company, promoting an MLM based out of the fraud capital of the world, central Florida (2nd place also in the same state, Fort Frauderdale).  You can read more about the company JeunesseGlobal here, but we think it’s more interesting to read the highlights of the complaint filed against them in Arizona for operating an illegal Money Pyramid, and for RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act).

 

Getting to the heart of the case, an MLM is an MLM no matter how it’s ‘branded:

For a good read you can read the full complaint here:  Alboltin-v-Jeunesse-complaint(3)

From Truth in Advertising:

Distributors of the Florida-based skin care and supplement MLM Jeunesse are seeking damages in excess of $1 billion in a class-action complaint that slams the company, its founders, a top exec and various high-level distributors, for running an illegal pyramid scheme.  With claims of backroom deals, money laundering, tax evasion, forced uncompensated work, cancer cures and violations of foreign laws, the 12-count, 45-page complaint reads like a novel. But its main allegation is that defendants, which include founders Randy Ray and Wendy Lewis and top executive Scott Lewis, “intentionally and systemically concealed the necessary information regarding Defendants’ false advertisement[s], false financial disclosures, [and] false income claims” to recruit and keep plaintiffs in a pyramid scheme.

MLM Jeunesse by itself is not so surprising, what is surprising is that it is being fuelled by executives and scientists at public companies, such as Dr. Gary Stuhlmiller.  It would be interesting if we had access to Jeunesse files how many LabCorp (NYSE:LH) patients, clients, and partners are in his ‘downline.’

Blackrock, one of the world’s largest and most powerful financial institutions, paid a $12 Million fine for failing to disclose conflicts of interest.  But it’s ok for Dr. Stuhlmiller to pump his MLM using Lab Corp as credibility?  At least, LabCorp (NYSE:LH) executives and shareholders should know about this, and he should have disclosed this to them.  We assume so, because he has the link on his twitter, so probably his bosses know about this.

“Randy” Ray and Wendy Lewis are not new to Snake Oil, it seems to be in their blood.  Their previous gig was selling Snake Oil that would make your car’s fuel efficiency improve, although there was no scientific evidence to substantiate any of this:

Fuel Freedom International is a multi-level marketing company based in Altamonte SpringsFlorida and co-owned by Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray. It sells pills trademarked as MPG-CAPS, which are claimed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and increase engine power when used as a gasoline additive.[citation needed]

The company says that the product was “originally developed by NASA for the 1970s space shuttle program”,[1] although no documentary evidence is offered to support this claim.

Unfortunately they took their sites down www.myffi.biz and www.ifueltech.com but this goes back to Dr. Stuhlmiller – who is the top Scientist in USA who is a court sworn witness in Paternity cases and criminal cases involving DNA.  These cases are not slip and fall or neighborly disputes – they are very serious!  It can change someone’s life, such as being locked up in prison for life, or losing your child forever.

They practice “Paternity Ethics” instead of “Paternity Science” which means that – do you really want to tell a 9 year old boy that’s not your daddy?

Going back to the core issue here of Paternity Fraud, know that more than 40% of all births today are outside of marriage:

Mike’s conundrum is increasingly playing out in courts across the country, a result of political, social and technological shifts. Stricter federal rules have pressed states to chase down fathers and hold them responsible for children born outside of marriage, a category that includes 40 percent of all births. At the same time, DNA tests have become easier, cheaper and more reliable. Swiping a few cheek cells and paying a couple hundred dollars can answer the question that has plagued men since the dawn of time: Am I really the father?

This is an issue that impacts everyone directly or through a 2nd degree contact (a sibling, friend, relative, or coworker).  And what’s disgusting about the fraud, Dr. Gary Stuhlmiller and friends have made a business out of it!  They are literally breaking apart families and profiting from it.  If you read these stories, like this one (NY Times does have its moments of good journalism, especially when the topic is not politics)..  it’s gut wrenching.  People’s lives are ruined.  And the perpetrators – mostly are [women] opportunists who are abusing men in order to get money, what they all want.  As a side note – if you compare all types of liabilities financially – child support is the only enforceable court order that can actually garnish your wages and cause a heap of problems for you if you don’t pay (compared to credit card debt or any type of loans or liabilities).  If you look at what’s happening in the case of Andre Chreky, it’s modern slavery.  A woman claimed falsely that he was the father of a child, and he spent years paying this person for no reason – only later to prove that the child was not in fact his – and is not able to get any type of restitution.

Dr. Gary is active in promoting Lab Corp, as you can see in this presentation at the “Fatherhood Conference” where he starts out by saying “I want you to believe in our tests- that’s why I’m here” and then in a more revealing subliminal confession on another topic says “Oh I just made these numbers up” – something he seems to be good at doing:

“Fatherhood Conference” discusses topics such as being a father means ‘spending time’ with your child, NOT that you are actually the biological father of the child!  And Dr. Gary goes into the admission that he too is a father of a child that is not his (although it is his grand-child, because his son is in prison for beating his step-daughter).

We think, a doctor in a position that signs thousands of tests a week, a doctor who appears as a certified expert witness in Paternity cases, shouldn’t make statements publicly like “I just made those numbers up” Gary, come on.  And in your spare time you are an MLM whiz?  I don’t want this doctor on my panel.  Just like you don’t want an Epileptic to be your brain surgeon.

How Mothers commit fraud

Step by step Guide how to get Lab Corp to falsify a Paternity Test for you

For the first time ever, we are exposing the granular detail of how this fraud begins.  Any fraud begins with an idea – you want a house, you want a boat – you want lots of diamonds!  Then you must take your first fraudulent action – filling out a form.  And here it is:

 

Paternity Packet- Forms and Instructions

So you see, the ‘proof’ is the signed sworn under penalty of perjury claims of the Mother – NOT the LabCorp (NYSE:LH) test.  The LabCorp (NYSE:LH) test is a means to backup whatever the Mother fills out in this form.  This is called “Paternity Ethics” which is a pseudo term for ‘breaking up families – divide and conquer.’  Unfortunately these women will sell their souls to the devil and the court will give them the forms to process it.  The US Government has formed an unholy alliance with some of the most despicable and inhumane forces on our planet.

They are allowing you to create an ‘official lie’ – you are certifying in a court approved form that this person (whoever is named) is the father – to the best of your knowledge.

What is “Fraud” anyway and are we using the term loosely?  See the definition:

..wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.

What it boils down to – fraud is fraud.  Paternity Fraud is not perhaps the same as Financial Fraud – but it is ethically much worse.  Because you are dealing with people’s lives – not to mention the psychological stress of a father who may be duped into believing he really is a father – and then realizing that he’s not.  But there are multiple bad actors here – the Mother, LabCorp (NYSE:LH), and government workers involved.

There are THOUSANDS of cases where this has happened, and only after many years of spending more money than they have – fathers have proven the tests were wrong.  Only in VERY RARE cases such as the below ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court are victim fathers allowed to sue for back owed alimony they paid on fraudulent premesis:

See the full case here: 95598797-Iowa-Supreme-Court-ruling-in-paternity-fraud-case

Here are some examples of cases in which the results of the test were contested and contested until finally it was revealed they were faked, falsified, or just in error.   Or, here’s another way that tests can be faked, as shown in this case from the court of appeals in North Carolina:

We are also not satisfied with the foundation for the DNA samples belonging to Daquadrin and defendant.   The only evidence that samples were taken from defendant and Daquadrin is the client authorization form.   However, this form is not verified as an affidavit. 

The test results are the test results – but the way that a NAME gets attached to a result is through the client authorization form, even if it is an affidavit – how are we to know that is the same name connected to the DNA in question?  One way that this fraud can be perpetrated and accepted (which is the problem in any fraud) the tests themselves are REAL – however what is swapped out is the name of the father.

So imagine we all take a test and put no names on it.  We submit them.  One test is perfect score.  The Teacher then writes the name of their favorite student, or WHO THEY BELIEVED TO BE the smartest in the class- as the name on top.  That’s one plausible scenario of what’s happening behind the scenes with “Paternity Ethics.”  They ask the mother ‘do you have any reason to believe someone else is the father’ and when they answer ‘No’ it’s basically admitting guilt – they are getting the court and Lab Corp to acquiesce in the fraud.  Remember that Paternity tests are mostly filed when there is a DISPUTE, families that cohabitate and raise their own genetic children usually do not get Paternity tests.  In other words, the system is setup for Mothers to commit fraud and to break up families, for whatever reason.  In a normal world, we wouldn’t need such a support system as cases like this SHOULD BE rare.

Motherless Tests

Without getting deep into the science one can understand that for any paternity test to be valid (statistically significant) it’s important to test BOTH parents for a genetic match with the child.  As in any scientific experiment you need to have control.  If you are testing just the father, it’s like taking one sample from a population and assuming that all samples are the same.  It’s not science, it’s fraud.  That’s not our opinion, that’s in the opinion of pretty much any serious person you ask on the subject:

A friend of mine was involved in a motherless paternity test. He had a 20/20 match but knows he isn’t the dad. Is it possible to have a 20/20 match and not be the dad?

-A curious adult from California

October 30, 2008

Yes this is possible. The main reason has to do with the fact that this test was a motherless paternity test.

A paternity test works best when it compares a child, a mom, and a potential dad. When the mother isn’t included, the results can be much trickier to interpret. Sometimes a 20/20 match does not mean that the man is the dad.

So you’re probably thinking – why would anyone use a ‘motherless test’ and the reason is clear.  Because this skews the results to point to a placebo effect whereby the test is just a false confirmation of whatever the mother writes on the form: the dad is 100% the dad.  It is sort of in a twisted way correct when they say these tests are 99.9% accurate, but not in the way they are saying.  The tests will prove 99.99% of the time that the dad named in the form is the dad (meaning it is the same person).  They will not prove 99.99% that the father is the father of the child, because without the mother’s DNA (and the child’s too) there isn’t statistically significant evidence to come to a conclusion.  See one example of where a motherless test is being used:

Folks you can’t make this stuff up.  Yes, it’s in plain site and you’re probably thinking – this is nuts, why didn’t someone dig through all this?  Well the quick answer is that people are lazy and watch too much TV, but the real answer is that unfortunately most of the dad’s are not the most sophisticated folks, in other words – most of the paternity fraud cases are brought against working middle class who don’t have the legal nor the scientific background to spot these things and really understand what’s going on here.  No offense dads we support you – we are just answering the question why this is hidden in plain site.

For a more academic delve into the fact that motherless tests are not tests at all, see this study “Possible pitfalls in motherless paternity analysis with related putative fathers..

Forensic Expert Analysis

There is so much data on this case we have involved a number of government and private experts, as well as medical experts and Geneticists.  In due course many of their research and testimony will be released in court through the proper channels.  For now we have paraphrased some of the conclusions here:

Why when you click on DrGaryMStuhlmiller.com it will take you to Jeunesse – I have one report showing they’re making $120 million a month through this MLM. (it is well known fact that about 98% of all MLM lose their money). He is The leading paternity expert and signed a statement saying that thousands of children were the biological son when they were not.

The MLM and the founder is buying a home they’re going to use weekend use for $16 million just on a weekend I mean I’m talking real money.

Why is LabCorp offering to do this testing for $20-$30 a person when it certainly cost more than that? They are data mining your DNA and then selling it back to you and products from Jeunesse- only ! And addition they can apply for federal Medicaid grants and try and get that work by undercutting everybody with this bullshit paternity it’s not even science there’s no way.

Charge to County by LabCorp is red herring.

..at the cost of $30-$20 a test there is simply no possible fiscal measures and proper internal controls, what cost $20 anymore you can’t even park for $20 and here you’re going to get an expert with insurance with everything oh and by the way expert is free you just have to buy our tests which cost them nothing because they are just selling paper.

True margin: real world.
The information that LabCorp gets allows them to subsidize the cost.

And in return he is buying them off with Jeunesse- A means for extra social workers to make a little extra 💰 money. And with all this Fame and Fortune he’s taking the risk of using his own name to profiteer of an MLM and LabCorp simultaneously. One mines your Dna 🧬 data and Jeunesse sells you Dna based your products claiming to cure everything from cancer too- depends on the country on the bullshit you’ll see.

So LabCorp-
Dr. Gary-underbids tests in order to get the the data.

This is Only possibility subsidizing Jeunesse and MLM. No self respecting professional will type their name to something unless they were in it to make a killing.

1. So in bidding these out they know “ they may need to run 25 tests per person “ That alone is less than a dollar per subtest.

2. Cost of expert witness of Dr Gary M Stuhlmiller is free.

3, County also requires pay for 1m insurance per violation in contracts I’ve unearthed (this type of fraud isn’t even insurable).

4. In SEC documents LabCorp talks about science and most of their clients can’t afford to pay them.

5. Well if they can’t afford to pay them they certainly can’t afford to even question somebody who says that they-are 99.99999 certain that you are the father of a child.

6 In truth they are printing paper and sending.

7. Given the FBI / and the other home test kit alliances they are eliminating a third market check forever.

8. The agreement and Friday is really a settlement. These companies were busted mining DNA and cut deal w FBI.

9. Now there’s  just one database- and chances are a madman is in charge of it.

10. Lastly given this guys history and clearly controls LabCorp because no responsible board will repeatedly to this.

11. Gary saw the play in the system several years ago and in this confession and meds that he had multiple CPS issues first they took his kids then there was an issue with his grandchildren then he whines about paying child support and get emotional about it and then he said he paid it gladly but he’s nearly nearly crying and very angry 😡.

12. What is he fails to disclose is his true stake in the outcome of the litigation.

13. Video of this is much better but at least this is preserved.

14. “If you are a minority you will definitely get hired public companies the target minorities are not not ever good employers in fact are the worst because they take advantage of people.

15. The former employees think that this is a scummy scummy business.

Let’s take another look at this.  There are websites that you can order ‘fake DNA kits’ from which provide 99.99% accurate results whatever you want them to be, according to one site:

In this article, our team guide you through the process to obtain Fake Paternity Test Results We operate a working website and customer service team for our “Real” Genetics Testing company, a company created by our team. This ensures our results are authentic and believable.

Fake Paternity Test Results

Our Fake DNA Paternity Results are both authentic and believable. Our analytical reports detail 21 loci data points, replicating the report produced by leading DNA Testing companies. Throughout the design of our Fake DNA Test reports, our team ensured they were identical to real DNA reports, albeit with our company branding and the results you want.

How to Make Fake Paternity Test Results

Ordering our Fake DNA Paternity Test Results couldn’t be simpler. The process begins by visiting https://www.fakednatest.com/order or clicking the “ORDER NOW” button at the top of this page. Once on our order page, you will be presented with our Fake DNA Test order form which asks you to confirm the details of the person making the order, details of the alleged father and details of the child, Once submitted, you will be directed to our PayPal page where payment will be taken and our team notified of the confirmed order details.

So, we’re not judging – this is like the unauthorized pill sites or other quasi-legal sites selling various forms of illicit materials.  That’s not good.  But the point here is that how are they able to create fake results so easily and reliable, that will show the father is whoever they say it is?  Easy – they use a motherless test, and follow the same Lab Corp process.

From Lab Corp’s own 10k

Direct from SEC.GOV, we can learn a lot about this fraud, at least what’s on the surface (what they are disclosing):

Many of the current claims and legal actions against the Company are in preliminary stages, and many of these cases seek an indeterminate amount of damages. The Company records an aggregate legal reserve, which is determined using calculations based on historical loss rates and assessment of trends experienced in settlements and defense costs. In accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 450 “Contingencies,” the Company establishes reserves for judicial, regulatory, and arbitration matters outside the aggregate legal reserve if and when those matters present loss contingencies that are both probable and estimable and would exceed the aggregate legal reserve. When loss contingencies are not both probable and estimable, the Company does not establish separate reserves.

The Company is unable to estimate a range of reasonably probable loss for the proceedings described in more detail below in which damages either have not been specified or, in the Company’s judgment, are unsupported and/or exaggerated and (i) the proceedings are in early stages; (ii) there is uncertainty as to the outcome of pending appeals or motions; (iii) there are significant factual issues to be resolved; and/or (iv) there are novel legal issues to be presented. For these proceedings, however, the Company does not believe, based on currently available information, that the outcomes will have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition, though the outcomes could be material to the Company’s operating results for any particular period, depending, in part, upon the operating results for such period. The amount of ultimate loss may also differ from the Company’s estimates. It is possible that an unfavorable outcome that exceeds the Company’s current accrued estimate, if any, for one or more of the matters below could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial condition.

As previously reported, the Company reached a settlement in the previously disclosed lawsuit, California ex rel. Hunter Laboratories, LLC et al. v. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, et al. (Hunter Labs Settlement Agreement), to avoid the uncertainty and costs associated with prolonged litigation. Pursuant to the executed Hunter Labs Settlement Agreement, the Company recorded a litigation settlement expense of $34.5 in the second quarter of 2011 (net of a previously recorded reserve of $15.0) and paid the settlement amount of $49.5 in the third quarter of 2011. The Company also agreed to certain reporting obligations regarding its pricing for a limited time period and, at the option of the Company in lieu of such reporting obligations, to provide Medi-Cal with a discount from Medi-Cal’s otherwise applicable maximum reimbursement rate from November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. In 2011, the California legislature enacted Assembly Bill No. 97, which imposed a 10.0% Medi-Cal payment cut on most providers of healthcare services, including clinical laboratories. In 2012, the California legislature enacted Assembly Bill No. 1494, which directed the Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) to establish new reimbursement rates for Medi-Cal commercial laboratory services based on payments made to California clinical laboratories for similar services by other third-party payers, and provided that until the new rates are set through this process, Medi-Cal payments for commercial laboratory services will be reduced (in addition to a 10.0% payment reduction imposed by Assembly Bill No. 97 in 2011) by “up to 10 percent” for tests with dates of service on or after July 1, 2012, with a cap on payments set at 80.0% of the lowest maximum allowance established under the Medicare program. Under the terms of the Hunter Labs Settlement Agreement, the enactment of this California legislation terminated the Company’s reporting obligations (or obligation to provide a discount in lieu of reporting) under that agreement. In April 2015, CMS approved a 10.0% payment reduction under Assembly Bill No. 1494. The new rate methodology established new rates that were effective July 1, 2015, but these new rates were not entered into the state computer system until February 2016. The 2016 rates have been implemented and recoupments began in 2017. Taken together, these changes are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated revenues or results of operations.

As previously reported, the Company responded to an October 2007 subpoena from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General’s regional office in New York. On August 17, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York unsealed a False Claims Act lawsuit, United States of America ex rel. NPT Associates v. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, which alleges that the Company offered UnitedHealthcare kickbacks in the form of discounts in return for Medicare business. The Plaintiff’s Third Amended Complaint further alleges that the Company’s billing practices violated the False Claims Acts of 14 states and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit seeks actual and treble damages and civil penalties for each alleged false claim, as well as recovery of costs, attorney’s fees, and legal expenses. Neither the U.S. government nor any state government has intervened in the lawsuit. The Company’s Motion to Dismiss was granted in October 2014 and Plaintiff was granted the right to replead. On January 11, 2016, Plaintiff filed a motion requesting leave to file an amended complaint under seal and to vacate the briefing schedule for the Company’s motion to dismiss while the government reviews the amended complaint. The Court granted the motion and vacated the briefing dates. Plaintiff then filed an amended complaint under seal. The Company will vigorously defend the lawsuit.

In addition, the Company has received various other subpoenas since 2007 related to Medicaid billing. In October 2009, the Company received a subpoena from the State of Michigan Department of Attorney General seeking documents related to its billing to Michigan Medicaid. The Company cooperated with this request. In October 2013, the Company received a civil investigative demand from the State of Texas Office of the Attorney General requesting documents related to its billing to Texas Medicaid. The Company is cooperating with this request.

The companies legal problems, before this fraud announcement, are many.  We can write an entire article just focusing on complaints that are pending.  The potential liability from EXISTING claims is UNKNOWN.  That further solidifies our view that considering the paternity fraud conspiracy, MLM involvement – the stock price of Lab Corp (LH) in reality should be close to zero.

Global Conspiracy to Control and Manipulate the Population

Now before we dig deeper a side note – the spirit of minority rights that came out of a violent and bloody period in America during the 1950’s and 1960’s is not to be sidelined.  It has its own merits.  However it’s gone too far – now with the introduction of the ‘third’ gender, there is no more anchor on any sense of reality for young children, so when they grow up they may think that it’s normal if your dad is not your dad.  This is multi-generational programming done on a high level, Dr. Gary Stuhmiller is not likely aware that he is a pawn in a much larger chess game.

During this time in America (1965 – 2010), the Elite of the world actually got spooked (a little).  They saw how powerful it can be when people organize grassroots movements like Flower Power and how it can be bad for business, and how it can influence a generation.  The Elite retaliated with billion dollar programs like Planned Parenthood, GMO foods (which you can get free with your Food Stamps benefit EBT card), TV programs enhanced with theta waves to control your brain, etc.  But most importantly they have designed a cultural program tailored just for you to encourage anti-family behavior whatever that may be, whether it means encouraging the woman to belittle and abuse their loving husbands, or it can manifest in encouraging homosexual behavior (not only do they not have children, but children who grow up in non-hetero families will be confused for life), or it can be as simple as encouraging anti-family behavior such as binge drinking, promiscuity, smoking, gambling, and other family destructive behaviors.

“They” want you to fail, because that’s where The Corporation steps in (in this case, LabCorp) and solves the problem.  He’s not your father!  Case closed.  Thanks Gary!

For a full story on this global Trillion Dollar Conspiracy, this is a MUST READ: Trillion Dollar Conspiracy (Written by famous Jim Marrs the reporter who broke the JFK conspiracy)

The point of mentioning this now is to elaborate how big this fraud is.  When you are taking thousands of children and separating them from their families, and it’s all being rubber stamped by a single doctor working for a public company – any sane person would ask questions.  This isn’t some phenomenon that the market evolved towards such as electric distribution.  There’s one company – LabCorp – and one doctor signing off on all these tests – Dr. Gary Stuhlmiller – who is a de-facto monopoly on this business.

Why this conspiracy is real and it exists?  The only threat to the status quo are strong families in any business.  Strong families means many children, talented, strong, powerful, innovative – like the Kennedys.  Which is why ‘they’ needed to systematically eliminate them.  The Kennedys by themselves perhaps could not have overturned the world – maybe they could have, but probably not, at least not with Jack steering the ship who was really a Playboy and wanted nothing of politics or business.  But they had to break up “Camelot” and send a message – a deep rooted message into the soul of up and coming Kennedy families.  What the global establishment is afraid is not insurrection – that can be easily thwarted, with recent investments by the Elite in security systems.  What they are worried about are strong families with good values – people who cannot be manipulated and corrupted for their own sick pleasure or do their bidding.  They don’t want independent thinkers, innovation, advancement – these are real Dinosaurs that got rich because of a gooey semi toxic substance they found in their backyard (Oil).  The Royals from Europe are even worse in their backward thinking.  The point is they will do anything and everything to stop the growth of healthy intelligent generations of new families that enjoy things like monogamous relationships with multiple genetic offspring, who have freedom to learn and pursue their passions.  These people cannot be controlled.  They want you to Obey, Submit, to NEED the system.  They want you to beg for that job, or desperately seek Welfare from the government because then you are a slave.  This system works well and is fairly sophisticated, the planning of this started after the French Revolution where French peasants really did chop off the heads of the gluttonous class that left them nothing but cake.  It is important to understand the history here, which shows why Lab Corp plays such a big role in the plan for Global domination.  Lab Corp and their false testing systems, lies, and control is needed to break up families (the primary goal) and secondly, to create a generation of children who do not grow up with their biological fathers which can easily be controlled and manipulated.  “Generation Fake”

There is certain and specific information that any biological father gives his own offspring (and the mother).  Now, things happen it’s not always possible for a child to grow up with its biological parents.  However, what we are seeing with this fraud is a systematic disassembling of the biological genetic family unit which is unnatural.

Here’s another example of a case where material evidence key to the case was thrown out, as the defense showed beyond a reasonable doubt that the test was unreliable, and Dr. Gary Stuhlmiller agreed:

The results, which were to be “Exhibit 7.1” in Taitano’s trial, were essentially thrown out after Assistant Public Defender Matthew Meyer argued that the database compared to these samples were not reliable.  Meyer pointed out that Stuhmiller himself admitted that he could not say if the DNA database used included data from people from the Northern Marianas Islands. He asked to the court to determine, like in a previous ruling in “CNMI vs Crisostomo” that the data used should be found “not relevant” because the data cannot be shown to have come from people from the NMI, and therefore they could not be compared to these sample.

Local Governments

Here’s where things get really nasty.  We know that big business works with the government – that’s no secret.  But what’s scary, especially when people’s families are involved, is that social workers may get ‘incentives’ to take children away from their biological parents in what’s being called “Paternity Ethics” – here’s what can happen.

There’s a rumor going around in California with the Yentas that if you call the cops 3 times and CPS once you get get your husbands house.  Or something like that.  It’s a poorly thought out plan, obviously.  But here comes Lab Corp to support it.  Lab Corp is not the actor in this story it is the enabler.  Because the false tests are what puts Dads who aren’t Dads on the hook.  Or other dads, as it were.  This is currently under investigation but it seems that local government social workers are actually incentivized to break up families financially, with bonuses, promotions, and other benefits (personally) and their departments may be rewarded with lucrative contracts from Lab Corp, grants, and other kick backs that in any other industry would be called a ‘conflict of interest’ at best and at worst bribery.  This is the kind of thing that happens in Russia.

At least in the UK they can openly talk about this issue – but they are sort of the ones controlling this global conspiracy to destroy the family so it suits them.  Read “Social Workers break up too many families.”

And we can’t have access to how many local government workers have been duped into the MLM scam to make a little extra cash on the side, such as seen by this Linked In profile:

Being in Canada means you can get away with a lot more than if you were in the US or other places – but being a social worker (who is responsible for taking children away from their families during a Paternity dispute) and recruiting for an MLM ponzi scam is a huge conflict.

More LabCorp Issues “LabScam”

LabCorp is no stranger to scandal.  A case was settled in 2012 for pennies on the dollar involving LabCorps’ overcharging Medicare more than $14 Billion Dollars.

The Dark Report revealed recently that the two labs have billed the federal government $14 billion in questionable Medicare fees over a 10-year period and that the practice continues today.  This long-running Medicare and Medicaid fraud has generated billions in profits for the companies, turning them into market leaders at taxpayers’ expense, said Karen Hinton, a representative for NPT Associates and Fair Laboratory Practices Associates, plaintiffs in federal lawsuits against Quest and LabCorp.

From Wikipedia:

…. beginning in 1991 the company became embroiled in Operation “Labscam,” a nationwide crackdown on fraud in the health-care system, initiated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego, California. The charges were that the company and others routinely submitted false claims to the government health-care agencies Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary tests which physicians had never ordered. In 1992, National Health Laboratories became the first of the companies to be prosecuted in the government operation.[14]

Based on this history, it’s not a surprise that LabCorp is involved in another scandal.  After all, it was a company that at one point was controlled by notorious shyster Ronald Perelman:

In 1988, National Health Laboratories became publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange.[10] Revlon retained 24% ownership of the common shares,[10] for the next six years.[11]Revlon had been a publicly traded company since the 1950s, as it was during most of its ownership of National Health Laboratories. But in 1985, Revlon had been taken over by Ronald Perelman.

(For those who missed it, “RP” was recently embroiled in a stock manipulation case, exposed here on Zero Hedge.)

LabCorp’s new deal with the US Government

LabCorp is the primary choice for court requested testing, especially in Paternity cases.  US Courts, US Universities, US Cities, US Counties, States, and other types of municipalities all pay Lap Corp.  Take a look at this report from the University of California (UC) system: 2017ContractswithMedicalLaboratories-1-5-18 in summary, see what LabCorp billed UC in one fiscal year:

Not bad, considering UC is one of many public Universities.  Then let’s go to the states, such as this RFP from West Virginia: B_0511_CSE1500000002_02

Doing business with the US Government by itself is not a bad thing, of course not.  We are not implying that.  Thousands of businesses do business with the US Government.  But in situations where a company has a complete and total monopoly on an industry, no matter how ‘vertical’ that niche may be (such as Paternity testing) there is room for abuse.  It is perhaps why Lab Corp is so openly smug about its ties to an illegal Money Pyramid run by known Ponzi Scammers from the Fraud State (Florida).  They are like the mafia ‘untouchable’ – it is for this reason that laws like the RICO act have been established.  If it quacks like a cartel it probably is a cartel.  Many people assume that ‘the mafia’ is something like you see on TV shows like the Sopranos.  “The Mafia” really doesn’t exist as much as Al Qaeda doesn’t exist, (Al Queda is a CIA term which means “Database” in Arabic) just as “The Mafia” is a colloquialism which means “A Cartel” or “Organized Crime” which Lab Corp and their friends at Jeunesse Global certainly are, in fitting the definition technically.  We are not stating that Lab Corp has mob ties it’s not likely, we are saying that “The Mafia” has been an abused and blanket term to mean many things typically synonymous with Italian mob families of big cities.  However for the purposes of this analogy we are using this term to demonstrate similarities in the behavior of Lab Corp and The Mafia.

So your next question is why hasn’t the FBI swarmed down on this obvious Cartel-like Monopoly?  The answer was posted recently on Zero Hedge, it’s because the FBI is collecting a massive DNA database on the population, and needs companies like Lab Corp to supply them fresh samples of your DNA that can be uploaded to a Palantir database and parsed with data from multiple other sources such as Facebook, traffic cams and other public surveillance cams, and other ‘private’ data.  This is why Palantir is one of the biggest startup investments of the decade.

How does LabCorp (NYSE:LH) stack up like a corporation?

The best way to find out how good or bad a company is – take a look at ex-employees:

2.9 out of 5 is NOT a good rating – let’s take a look at some of the bad reviews:

If you are in desperate need of a job that allows unlimited overtime hours, than this job would be a perfect fit. However, OT is mandatory and you can expect to work 12+ hours 5+ days per week. The overnight shift is woefully understaffed with a high turnover rate. The training is inadequate with an emphasis on productivity metrics that are impossible to meet unless you are cutting corners. If you have a question you will have to bug a coworker who is cranky from overwork or doesn’t know the correct answer either due to poor training. Managers are snippy, treat employees like robots, and play favorites. Management cares more about the speed of accessioning as opposed to accuracy ( this is a HUGE issue because a mistake can cause serious harm to patients’ wellbeing). In my opinion, LabCorp has unethical business practices at the Phoenix location regarding both employees and clients. This is a modern day sweat shop. Not only are the hours long, but you will also be exposed to all manner of bodily fluids that may harbor infectious disease (HIV, STDs, etc). This is an incredibly easy job that will still somehow be one of the most stressful places you have ever worked-guaranteed.

..I do not see why the company would send you unemployment packet and shows you how to apply and yet when you apply and tell EDD the reason for your departure from the company, Labcorp HR/Management on Evening Creek lies to them and gets away with it!? How is that possible?! Never again with this horrible company.

…The tasks at LabCorp are simple, but management puts a lot of pressure to meet their quota, while their employees deal with an overwhelming amount of specimens to process. There is mandatory overtime, due to the fact that they constantly add new clients, despite the fact that the lab is severely understaffed. You work as a team, so if someone is slacking you end up doing that work. On top of that, management also allows their favorite employees to leave whenever they please, which leaves even more work for everyone else. The employees are overworked, and management puts a lot of pressure on the leads to keep it that way, so much, that it’s nearly impossible to take a simple bathroom/ water break apart from the breaks they give you. On the bright side, you do get to listen to music, but if you seem like you’re enjoying yourself just a little too much you will be scolded. Management cares more about numbers and money then they do about the employees or their wellbeing, they are nothing but another “body” to them. If you are looking for a high-stress fast-paced environment with overtime hours, no sleep, no personal life, low pay, then this is definitely for you. I miss my coworkers and working with LabCorp is an experience I don’t regret, but the amount of anger, boredom, fatigue, and stress I felt working there was overall not worth it. There is much that can be said about this place but I’ll leave it at that. LabCorp has the potential of being a great company to work for, but I cannot recommend working for them until they fix their system which, from what I have seen this year, I highly highly doubt will ever happen.

..A typical day at LabCorp Medical Laboratory goes something like this: you clock in at work at around 8:30 or 9 at night, are placed at a computer or workstation and are either typing and sorting specimens until break/lunch time is called. Working in the pre-analytical department may not be a sustainable long term career: the hours are very long (on average 1 to 2 hours of overtime a day) so it is very difficult to maintain a balance between working and actually living. There is a high turnover rate so management and leads are constantly overwhelmed between maintaining specimen flow and training/interviewing new employees. I observe many people who request time off are denied but, yet, there are a lot of call outs per night. LabCorp is a decent place to gain lab/medical experience and the pay is alright when accounting for the pay differential and overtime pay. The health benefits are quite good and most employees are nice, hardworking, and willing to help anyone that is new.

So basically, it’s a crappy workplace and underpaid tired angry workers are prone to mistakes (or sabotage).

If you are thinking that 2.9 isn’t that bad, consider would you stay in a 2 star hotel?  And how come companies like Microsoft and Cisco and thousands of others have much higher ratings?

With the low pay, long hours – what kind of workers are they attracting to process these tests?  Certainly not the cream of the crop.  But perhaps that’s why the CEO is the General Counsel.

Users don’t have much better to say – see Yelp (2 Star):

Absolute sorry excuse for so-called medical professionals.  These people hate their job and it shows!! AVOID this place at all costs.  Beg your insurer to use anyone but them.

..The labcorp staff here is very lazy! First of all I had to wait 30mins just to drop off specimen and when I did she made a huge deal bc I did not have my insurance card… keep it mind I have been to this location several times and I am sure they have all my info on their computer. Too lazy to look!!! Save yourself time and find a different location.

Bradley Amendment is Modern Slavery and Unconstitutional

So here’s what can happen in USA.  A woman needs money.  She can accuse you of being the father of her child.  The accusation alone may be enough for Lab Corp to issue a test saying you are the father, because they practice what is called “Paternity Ethics” instead of “Paternity Science” – and so you must pay this person for a child that’s not yours or face PRISON.  Let this sink in.  It can happen to anyone.  These people watch too much TV and listen to songs like “Get Money

From Wikipedia: 

The Amendment has been a controversial law and has resulted in several notorious examples:

  • Bobby Sherrill, a Lockheed employee in Kuwait from North Carolina, was captured by Iraqis and spent nearly five months as an Iraqi hostage. Sherrill was arrested the night after his release for not paying $1,425 in child support while he was a hostage.[9][10][11][12]
  • Clarence Brandley, a Texas high school janitor, was wrongly convicted in 1980 of murder.[13] After spending many years in prison and on death row,[14] he was released in 1990 and he then sued the state of Texas for wrongful imprisonment in 1993.[15] The state then responded with a bill for nearly $50,000 in child support that had not been paid while in prison.[10][11] Dianna Thompson of The American Coalition of Fathers and Children told the Houston Chronicle that federal law makes it illegal for states to forgive child support payments regardless of circumstance.[16] Michael McCormick, of the American Coalition of Fathers and Children said, concerning child support payments, “I’m not aware of any state where it says a wrongly convicted individual is relieved of their obligation.”[17] Despite paying child support every month since his release via wage garnishment, Brandley’s child support total reached $73,000 in 2003, when a judge reduced his total to $22,000; however, this amount is still more than triple the $7,000 in back child support Brandley owed at the time of his arrest in 1980.[15] Brandley lost his job in the economic downturn in 2008; he has since lost his car and house as the child support bills and interest keep coming.[15]
  • Taron James, a U.S. Navy veteran from California, was forced to continue to pay child support until 2006, even after the child was demonstrated by DNA test in 2001 to be not his; James paid $12,000 in such payments.[18][19] A California District Court of Appeal eventually set aside the paternity judgment against James in 2006, but the same court denied James’ request to have his child support payments reimbursed.[20]
  • Larry Souter was wrongly convicted of murder in 1992 and spent 13 years in prison[21] before being exonerated and released in 2005. Upon release, he was ordered to court to explain why he shouldn’t be held in contempt for failing to pay $38,000 in combined back child support, interest, and penalties.[21] Payments were not suspended for at least 3 years while he was in prison.[21] The interest and penalties accumulated while he was still in prison, and presumably unable to pay.
  • Geoffrey Fisher was taken to court in 2001 due to being delinquent on child support payments, and had his driver’s license suspended.[22] Fisher pushed for custody, and a state-ordered paternity test determined he was not the biological father.[22] In January 2002 a judge determined he no longer had to pay child support, but the attorney general’s office claimed that Fisher still owed $11,450, approximately 3 year’s worth of back support payments from the time of the child’s birth until the time of the paternity test.[22] State officials have stated that this is because Fisher failed to file a court motion to relieve himself of financial responsibility to the child, and that Fisher is thus regarded as the legal father and responsible for child support.[22]

Yes it’s true – we are slaves.  During the period from around 1880 – 1910 the Elite’s of the world, who were that time in percentage terms HUNDREDS of more times wealthy than the Elite are today, realized that ‘slavery’ and ‘feudalism’ needed to be reformed into a more evolved system which gave people the perception of being free.  Chains were removed from the legs of man and instead put on the minds.  The Bradley Amendment is one of those chains.

See the Petition to repeal the oppressive Bradley Amendment: 

The Bradley Amendment violates 4 out of the 10 civil liberties covered under the Bill of Rights, as well as, the 14th Amendment, which is our Citizenship right. This amendment is unjust and illegal under the constitution. The only reason that is was passed was to reduce the welfare burden on the Federal government. This law cripples a man’s (and in some cases, a woman’s) ability to provide for themselves and/or other dependents that they may have. An individual who has been oppressed by this law can have their driving privileges suspended/revoked, be imprisoned, WILL have their passports seized. In addition to this they are NOT protected under bankruptcy laws. This also effects those who can prove through DNA tests that they are not the biological parent of the said child(ren).

Note: This petition is closed, it is posted here for a reference only.  For those wishing to open a new petition, you are encouraged to do so at change.org

The Bradley Amendment is the legal enabler that allows Generation Fake to use the court system and medical system (Lab Corp) to enslave men to pay for children that are not theirs.  The culprit is Television programs.  These 3 methods of mind control work in synergy:

  • Hollywood (Television and Film) promoting unhealthy unnatural lifestyles, where you can ‘just take it’ (referring to illegal child support payments) if you want it.
  • The Medical Establishment (Lab Corp)
  • Corrupt local Courts and “Social Workers” that promote “Paternity Ethics” in favor of “Paternity Science”

Looking as an individual observer one would never notice how these systems work in synergy.  We have provided in this article individual examples of cases, as well as a summary of the framework of this system on a high level.  Is it by grand design, or evolution?  It doesn’t matter – it functions as a whole entity as if by design.. so the debate of design vs. evolution is fallacious.  The end of this argument by the way is just to say that the Creator created evolution.  Checkmate.

Is the game up for these companies?

Just recently Zero Hedge broke the story on FamilyTreeDNA’s cooperation with the FBI and it got 6.7k reshares (that’s very high): 

Having been caught abusing client privacy, the company decided to make the best of it and despite the (coming) outrage over privacy abuse, Family Tree officials touted their work with the FBI to BuzzFeed.

Without realizing it [Family Tree DNA founder and CEO Bennett Greenspan] had inadvertently created a platform that, nearly two decades later, would help law enforcement agencies solve violent crimes faster than ever,” the company said in a statement.

Also without realizing it, the company is advertently about to go bankrupt, because its “justification” sounds frankly ridiculous:

Officials at Family Tree said customers could decide to opt out of any familial matching, which would prevent their profiles from being searchable by the FBI. But by doing so, customers would also be unable to use one of the key features of the service: finding possible relatives through DNA testing.

One wonders how many paying clients would have “opted in” had they known they were also sharing their DNA with the FBI.

Is LabCorp (LH) about to become vaporized, and all 14B in market cap with it?

LabCorp (NYSE:LH)

LabCorp (NYSE:LH) stock is currently trading at 141 and has a market cap of 14 B. 

Institutional Ownership indicates they are taking money off the table.  But it’s a logical move considering David King must know about this.

Lab Corp’s fraud has even been investigated by the Senate:

BURLINGTON, N.C. – Alamance County’s largest private employer is facing a federal lawsuit and a Senate investigation in regards to alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Two senators, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Max Baucus of Montana, are investigating five companies, including LabCorp. LabCorp’s part in the investigation is whether the company overcharged Medicare and Medicaid for its testing services.

Read Senate investigation news release

Read Senate letter sent to LabCorp CEO David King

The company is also in the middle of a federal lawsuit in New York, in which a rival company claims LabCorp violated an anti-kickback law by offering discounts to insurance companies in exchange for business.

#WeToo

The consequences of decades of political correctness, #metoo controversy, and TV watching; has created an environment where the biggest racism is against the White Male who has become the silent victim afraid to speak up, afraid to even peep that he was falsely accused, that his life was ruined, that he paid $25,000 in child support for a child that wasn’t his, that he didn’t get the job because he wasn’t a minority or a woman, that #WeToo are being abused now and enough is enough!  No means no.  All of the Kavanagh accusers have one by one been discreditedone even was a ‘paid actor’ and reported to the FBI – where is the retribution?

Guys, if you have been abused by a Womans rights activist, if your feminist wife is dominating your household and creating an unnatural balance, if you have been the victim of Paternity fraud – we want to hear your story!  Take it to twitter hashtag #WeToo

LabCorpFail1

REFERENCE ARTICLES

The Truth about MLM Scam Jeunesse https://www.reddit.com/r/antiMLM/comments/8odw21/anyone_have_any_jeunesse_stories_to_share/ 

Who Knew I was not the father?  New York Times, Nov 2007

Paternity Suit Raises Doubts about DNA Test Washington Post August 2005

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paternity_fraud#United_States

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/nc-court-of-appeals/1017097.html

https://futurism.com/dna-testing-data-fbi

Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit Against Jeunesse Seeks $1 Billion




Illegal Collective Punishment Against Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors

Illegal Collective Punishment Against Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors 

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Dozens of embassy protectors have been living in Venezuela’s DC embassy since mid-April, holding out against an unlawful Trump regime order to leave.

The facility is sovereign Venezuelan territory. Activists protecting it from an unlawful US takeover were thanked by Bolivarian officials in Caracas, including Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

Trump regime hardliners blocked food and medicine from reaching activists inside, along with access to the embassy.

Last evening, they had the Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) cut off electricity to the facility. Water was turned off.

Along with limited food supplies, they “creat(ed) a dangerous emergency situation,” according to a press release by activists inside. 

Embassy protection was organized by “CODEPINK, (the) Answer Coalition, and Popular Resistance.” They demand their rights under international and constitutional law for “electricity and water (to) be turned back on, and that food and medicines be allowed inside.”

“Since May 1, the building — with the activists inside — has been besieged by a violent (rent-a) mob (gang of thuggish) Guaido supporters, who have been preventing food, medicine, and supplies from entering with support from the US Secret Service.”

“The Secret Service and DC police are refusing to make arrests or ensure safety when peaceful activists outside the building are verbally and physically assaulted by the Guaido supporters, or when they try to deliver food into the people inside.”

CODEPINK activist Paki Weiland said the following:

“It is totally ILLEGAL and dangerous for the US cut off water and electricity, deny access to food, to those of us residing lawfully inside the embassy building as guests of the Venezuelan government.” 

“It would also be totally illegal and dangerous to hand over the keys of the embassy to an unelected opposition.” 

“I believe in peace and the rule of law, and we are the legal tenants of this Embassy with permission from the Venezuelan government.” 

“There is no (legal) reason why the (Trump regime) and police presence should be assisting the opposition’s attempts to starve us out of the building.”

CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin added the following:

 

“The violence and denial of access to food and water taking place at the Venezuelan Embassy in DC is a microcosm of the what is taking place in Venezuela as the US continues to try and orchestrate a coup.”

“It is dangerous and appalling. The (Trump regime) must immediately turn water and electricity back on, allow food into the building, and protect activists outside from being physically assaulted.”

Trump regime actions flagrantly violate the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the US Constitution, UN Charter, and international humanitarian laws.

Fourth Geneva prohibits collective punishment, penalties, intimidation, reprisals or terrorism, what actions against embassy protectors amount to.  

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) protects the right of everyone to “liberty and security of person.” No obstruction of free movement is lawful.

Everyone has the right to full protection under law. “No one shall be subject to coercion.”

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affords everyone “the right to life, liberty and security of person.”

“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.” Everyone has the right to full protection under law.

Embassy protectors are being denied their fundamental rights under international, constitutional, and US statute laws.

They reported that US Veterans for Peace director, Jerry Condon, was arrested for attempting to deliver food to the embassy.

Protectors vowed to remain inside until Trump regime hardliners end their attempt to topple the Venezuelan government.

Human rights lawyers say US war on the Bolivarian Republic by other means amounts to crimes of war and against humanity.

The same thing applies to lawless actions against redoubtable embassy protectors — jeopardizing their health and well-being for peace, justice, and the rule of law.

At 1:00PM eastern daylight time, embassy protectors began holding a news conference in response to cutting off food, electricity and water — crimes added to the Trump regime’s blood-drenched resume.

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Do EU Nations Side with the US Over Iran on the JCPOA?

Do EU Nations Side with the US Over Iran on the JCPOA?

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As long as the US was onboard, Iran nuclear deal signatories Britain, France, and Germany supported its implementation and provisions — no longer after Trump’s withdrawal.

Their rhetoric says one thing, their actions another. In response to Iran giving EU JCPOA signatories 60 days to fulfill their pledged commitments to the deal, a joint statement by their leaders May, Macron and Merkel said the following:

“Together, we emphasize our continuing commitment to the JCPOA. This agreement remains important for our shared security.”

“We urge all sides to remain committed to its full implementation and to act in a spirit of responsibility.” 

Expressing “regret and concern” over the Trump regime’s pullout, the leaders failed to denounce the unlawful move.

Nor did they refuse to go along with illegal US sanctions or affirm that normal diplomatic, economic, financial, and trade relations with Iran will continue — with them and other EU countries, their obligation under JCPOA provisions.

Iran’s patience wore thin. Its Wednesday announced partial pullback from its JCPOA commitments came after waiting a full year in vain for EU signatories to fulfill their obligations under the deal.

Their leaders “encourage(d) Iran to show restraint,” what it’s done for the past year and continues doing.

“Iran must continue to meet its…obligations under the deal,” they stressed — despite the Trump regime’s pullout and their failure to fulfill their own commitments.

Saying they’ll continue to pursue normal relations with Iran is belied by their actions doing the opposite.

On Wednesday, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi said the following:

“We have not left the JCPOA so far, but we have put such a move on our agenda and that would happen step-by-step” unless EU signatories fulfill their commitments, what they failed to do so far.

“No country can accuse Iran of breaching or leaving the nuclear deal,” Araqchi added. The nuclear watchdog IAEA affirmed its full compliance numerous times.

If Britain, France and Germany continue to delay, equivocate, and fail to fulfill their obligations, Iran will no longer feel obligated to remain committed to the deal’s provisions.

Adopted by Security Council members unanimously, it’s binding international law, all nations required to observe its provisions.

If Iran, Russia and China alone adhere fully to them, not EU signatories after the Trump regime’s pullout, the deal is effectively null and void. Maintaining enforcement requires full compliance.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his government will partially suspend its JCPOA commitments if EU signatories fail to fulfill their own in 60 days, “especially in the banking and oil sectors,” he stressed.

On Thursday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini rejected Iran’s 30-day deadline. A joint statement by her, along with foreign ministers from Britain, France and Germany expressed “great concern” about Tehran’s Wednesday announcement, saying the following:

“We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the basis of Iran’s performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA and the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons),” adding: 

“In this respect, we recall the key role of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) monitoring and verification of the implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments.”

“We strongly urge Iran to continue to implement its commitments under the JCPOA in full as it has done until now and to refrain from any escalatory steps.”

The statement said nothing about failure of EU signatories to fulfill their JCPOA obligations — why Iran made its Wednesday announcement, suspending some of its voluntary commitments, relating to enrichment and storage of uranium and heavy water, its legal right under articles 26 and 36 of the deal, saying:

It’s ready to engage cooperatively with EU nations to ensure full mutual compliance with JCPOA provisions — “seek(ing) to bring the deal back on track.”

On Thursday, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Tehran reserves the legal right to “totally or partially” suspend its commitment if other signatories fail to uphold its provisions, adding:

His government’s goal is for full compliance with JCPOA provisions by all its signatories. Trump pulled out. EU countries failed to uphold their end of the deal.

On Wednesday at a joint press conference with his UK counterpart Jeremy Hunt, Mike Pompeo slammed Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran.

He lied saying Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction aims to gain “leverage” over Europe, vowing to keep trying to undermine it. 

He falsely blamed Iran for US war in Yemen, begun by Bush/Cheney, continued by Obama, greatly escalated by the Trump regime in cahoots with the Saudis and UAE, NATO countries and Israel involved.

He called China “a new kind of challenge,” a nation contesting US economic supremacy, surpassing it on a purchase-price basis, what a basket of goods costs in both countries, on track toward likely surpassing the US on a GDP basis years from now, what Washington wants prevented.

He falsely accused China of “want(ing) to divide Western alliances through bits and bytes, not bullets and bombs.”

He and other Trump regime officials are pressuring EU countries against granting Chinese tech giant Huawei access to their 5G networks, falsely claiming it’ll help Beijing spy on them.

He slammed Iran, repeating the long ago discredited US litany of Big Lies about its government. “I urge the United Kingdom to stand with us to rein in (Tehran’s) bloodletting and lawlessness (sic), not soothe the ayatollahs, angry at our decision to pull out of a nuclear deal,” he roared. 

Separately, he warned that the special US/UK relationship depends on Britain fully backing the Trump regime against Iran.

He lied saying intelligence (received from Israel’s Mossad) indicated that Iranian forces or its proxies intend targeting US regional troops.

Acting US war secretary Patrick Shanahan turned truth on its head, claiming the Islamic Republic poses “a credible threat” to US regional forces and interests.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) spokesman Keivan Khosravi called the Trump regime’s hostile rhetoric and deployments of a carrier task force along with nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the region “psychological warfare.”

Iran seeks cooperative relations with other countries, threatening none. The Islamic Republic and Venezuela are on the US target list for regime change.

Will the Trump regime attack one or both countries? What’s unlikely is possible, waging either direct or proxy war — with likely congressional support if DJT goes this far.

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The Fake April 30 Coup Plot Against Venezuela: What’s Next?

The Fake April 30 Coup Plot in Venezuela: What’s Next?

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Guaido’s so-called Operation Freedom, orchestrated by his Trump regime handlers, was a coup plot that wasn’t, explained by Brazil-based journalist Michael Fox and others on the ground, witnessing events as they unfolded.

The scheme was head fake deception, in part trying to convince ordinary Venezuelans a coup plot was unfolding seeking their support, along with getting Bolivarian military commanders and rank-and-file soldiers to defect. 

The scheme was mostly prelude for further shoes to drop, including stiffer sanctions, maybe an embargo to try blocking Venezuelan exports altogether, and possible US military intervention.

More sanctions are virtually certain. An embargo and/or war could follow. Trump regime hardliners didn’t initiate their regime change plot in January to quit, lots more toughness sure to come. Precisely what’s coming remains to unfold.

Fulfilling their press agent duties, US media pretended the fake coup was real, falsely reporting on what went on — how they always operate, reporting managed news misinformation and disinformation, suppressing hard truths.

No mass uprising occurred on April 30, no liberation of Venezuela’s La Carlota airbase, no attempt at it, no thousands turning out to support Guaido. 

The episode was a stunt ahead of further toughness the Trump regime intends against Maduro and the Bolivarian republic, wanting the nation returned to US client state status, its social democracy destroyed, its oil and other resources looted, its people exploited and immiserated.

On Wednesday, Pompeo turned truth on its head, saying “(t)he Venezuelan people have spoken through through constitutional mechanism (sic). They have put Juan Guaido as their interim president (sic), and he is the duly elected leader there (sic).”

CNN, the most untrustworthy name in television news, falsely claimed: “(I)n (January) elections…voters chose opposition leader Juan Guaido over (Maduro) for president.”

No January “elections” took place. As directed by his Trump regime handlers, Guaido at the time self-declared himself interim president, flagrantly violating Venezuelan constitutional law.

On Tuesday, neocon extremist Mike Pence bellowed: “(A) new day is coming in Latin America. Across the Western hemisphere, socialism is dying, and liberty, prosperity, and democracy are being reborn (sic).” 

Falsely claiming the Trump regime “stand(s) with the people of Venezuela,” a Big Lie, he falsely called democratic Venezuela a “dictatorship” under Maduro, adding:

“The struggle in Venezuela is the struggle between dictatorship and democracy. Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with no legitimate claim to power, and Nicolas Maduro must go.”

He lied saying “(t)he average Venezuelan has lost more than 20 pounds through deprivation and malnutrition.” He lied claiming “(t)housands of Venezuelan children are starving at this very hour.” 

He lied saying “infants in hospitals across Venezuela are dying for lack of basic medical care.” A further litany of bald-faced Big Lies followed.

Key is what he, other Trump regime officials, and major media ignore — US war on Venezuela by other means, illegal sanctions, and aim to transform the country into a US vassal state, including by possible naked aggression or proxy war, using paramilitary proxies if the latter option is chosen.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry earlier said the US aim in Venezuela is to “remove (its) government from power at all costs.”

Separately it said “(t)he radical wing of the anti-government camp (in Venezuela’s National Assembly) has set a course for civil disobedience” — in cahoots with Trump regime hardliners.

What’s going on in the country “is not new.” It repeats US tactics against numerous other countries, against Iran currently.

Russia aims to preserve and protect Venezuela’s sovereign independence. It supports diplomatic dialogue to resolve things, an option rejected by Trump regime hardliners and puppet Guaido, serving as their front man, saluting and obeying orders.

On Wednesday, Venezuelan authorities arrested and detained National Assembly vice president Edgar Zambrano, accusing him of the following offenses:

They include “treason to the homeland, conspiracy, instigating an insurrection, civil rebellion, conspiracy to commit a crime, usurpation of functions, public instigation to the disobedience of laws and continued hatred, planned and sanctioned in articles 128, 132, 143, 145, 163, 213, 285, all of the Criminal Code, respectively and Association, provided for and sanctioned in article 37 of the Organic Law Against Organized Crime and Terrorist Financing.” 

More arrests are virtually certain to follow in the aftermath of the April 30 fake coup plot. Seven opposition MPs were stripped of immunity as well as Guaido earlier.

As head of the snake, serving as the Trump regime’s lead anti-government proxy in Venezuela, his arrest, detention, and prosecution for the above charges is long overdue.

On Wednesday, Maduro expelled dozens of high-and-lower-ranking military officers, including former intelligence chief Manuel Figuera (in exile abroad), five lieutenant colonels, four majors, four captains, six lieutenants and 35 sergeants. 

Hundreds were arrested. Attorney General Tarek Saab said investigations are being conducted to bring charges against individuals involved in the April 30 plot.

So far, 18 warrants were issued against “civilians and military plotters,” he said, without revealing names.

National Constituent Assembly president Diosdado Cabello urged AG Saab to hold all coup plotters accountable, adding “(j)ustice will be served sooner or later.”

A Final Comment

Trump reportedly is frustrated and flustered over the failure of his regime to topple Maduro. Nothing thrown at him worked.

Most Venezuelans support him. Guaido is increasingly reviled. What was supposed to be a strategy to topple Maduro in days failed — short of military intervention.

According to the neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post, “Trump…complained over the past week that Bolton and others underestimated Maduro, according to three (unnamed) senior (regime) officials,” adding:

“Trump has said that Maduro is a ‘tough cookie’ and that aides should not have led him to believe that the Venezuelan leader could be” easily toppled.

“Trump is now not inclined to order any sort of military intervention in Venezuela, two officials and an outside adviser said.”

Pentagon commanders reportedly oppose military intervention, warning of a quagmire if ordered.

The struggle to preserve and protect Venezuela’s sovereign independence has a long way to go.

What steps Trump regime hardliners intend taking against Maduro remain to be seen.

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Slamming Russia for Supporting Venezuelan Sovereignty

Slamming Russia for Supporting Venezuelan Sovereignty

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Pompeo demanded that Russia get out of Venezuela. “We don’t want anyone messing around with” the country, he roared.

Bolton made similar remarks, falsely accusing Moscow and Cuba of taking over Venezuela, warning there’s a “cost” to pay.

Trump regime point man for regime change in Venezuela Elliott Abrams earlier said “it would be a mistake for the Russians to think they have a free hand here. They don’t.”

Abrams threatened more financial and other sanctions on Russia for supporting the Bolivarian Republic, its actions entirely legal, polar opposite US violations of international law and its own Constitution with regard to Venezuela and numerous other countries.

Acting war secretary Patrick Shanahan said “(w)e have a comprehensive set of options tailored to certain conditions, and I’m just going to leave it at that,” adding the Trump regime’s punch line stated time and again, saying: “All options are on the table.”

Wall Street Journal editors accused Russia of “collusion in Venezuela (sic),” saying:

Why does Trump say he and Russia’s leader “had a very good talk” on the country. “(I)t was very positive,” Journal editors saying his comments were “the opposite of what the rest of his (regime) and nearly every outside observer believes (sic).”

Right wing extremists alone support regime change in Venezuela and in other US targeted countries — what activists for peace, equity, justice, and the sovereign rights of all nations according to international law oppose.

For extremist Journal editors, social democrats like Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro are “dictators.” Despots the US supports are valued allies, their high crimes ignored.

Journal editors: Russia’s defense minister earlier “announced plans to put Russian military bases in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba” — a bald-faced Big Lie.

They ignored the Pentagon’s empire of bases worldwide in scores of countries, unrelated to national security, used as platforms for warmaking, part of US strategy for unchallenged global dominance.

Journal editors quoted former SOCOM commander Admiral Kurt Tidd, responsible for drawing up the Trump regime’s plot to topple Maduro and eliminate Venezuela’s social democracy.

Warning about nonexistent Russian incursions, he turned truth on its head, saying Moscow “deepened ties with allies that share (its) increasingly authoritarian approach to governance (sic) and resentment of US global leadership (sic),” adding: 

“It has extended financial lifelines to keep its allies in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua afloat.” Journal editors slammed Sergey Lavrov’s remark about Russia’s longterm partnership with the Bolivarian Republic, denouncing Trump regime efforts to topple its democratic government.

Neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post editors asked: “How can Venezuela move forward,” saying “opposition leaders and their foreign supporters (are) debating what went wrong.”

There was no debate about a farcical plot perhaps designed to fail, using it as a pretext for tougher actions against Maduro, maybe another scheme to kill him.

According to WaPo, failure to topple him and eliminate the hemisphere’s preeminent social democracy “is a tragedy for Venezuela’s long-suffering population.”

WaPo and other Western media ignore the Trump regime’s coup plot, its illegal sanctions war, its aim to immiserate Venezuelans while pretending to help them — falsely claiming what’s going on is democracy building, what US policymakers want eliminated everywhere.

WaPo and other Western media are frustrated and flustered over effective Bolivarian resistance against US efforts to destroy it.

Three-and-a half months after Guaido self-proclaimed himself interim president, following the script prepared by his Trump regime handlers, he made himself Venezuela’s most widely despised figure — polar opposite what the Trump regime intended.

He’s expendable, replaceable, and more valuable dead than alive, what I suggested in a previous article, adding:

Perhaps a CIA hitman will be dispatched to kill him, falsely blaming Maduro, a pretext for greater toughness against him and Bolivarianism.

One thing alone is certain. Four regimes in Washington aimed to return Venezuela to US client state status. Can Trump regime hardliners transform consistent failures into success?

Can it do the same thing to Iran, Cuba, and other nations targeted for regime change?

The historical record shows it’ll keep trying, majority bipartisan hardliners hellbent for getting their way — no matter how lawless their actions and harmful to ordinary people.

That’s what imperialism is all about, an unparalleled menace to humanity worldwide.

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Netanyahu Threatens Iran

Netanyahu Threatens Iran

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He’s done it time and again before, lots more times to come, ignoring his regime’s high crimes against Palestinians and neighboring Syria.

The US/NATO/apartheid Israel axis of evil represents the greatest threat to world peace and stability.

Throughout its odious history, Israel has served and continues serving Washington’s interests and its own in the Middle East and beyond — both countries partnering in each other’s aggressive wars and other hostile actions.

Fascist regimes run both nations, threatening all sovereign independent states — the US under Trump and Israel under Netanyahu the most recklessly extremist regimes in the history of both countries.

World peace hangs in the balance because of their menacing geopolitical aims. Both countries seek unchallenged hegemony — for Israel regionally, for the US globally, wars of aggression and other hostile actions their favored strategies.

Iran’s partial suspension of its JCPOA nuclear deal commitments was because Britain, France, Germany and Brussels reneged on what they agreed to, promises made with no follow-through.

Netanyahu slammed the Islamic republic’s announcement as follows, bellowing:

“We will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon” — what it doesn’t seek and wants eliminated everywhere.

Israel is the region’s only armed and dangerous nuclear power, its open secret well known for decades. 

Its ruling authorities represent an unparalleled regional threat, along with the presence of US forces in scores of Middle East bases — used as platforms for warmaking against nations threatening no one.

Separately, Netanyahu warned Hamas, saying: “The campaign in Gaza isn’t over. We are calculating our steps” to be unleashed ahead — blaming Palestinians for Israeli high crimes committed against them, what he and other Israeli officials have done countless times before.

Russia responded to Iran’s announcement, blaming the Trump regime for Iran’s action, saying:

“President Putin has repeatedly talked about the consequences of rash steps in relation to Iran, that is, the decision taken by Washington,” adding:

“We see that these consequences are starting to ensue. The situation is serious. It is clearly provoked by previous (US) decisions.” 

“Putin said that ill-conceived subjective decisions lead to unjustified pressure on Iran and provoke further undesirable steps, which we are witnessing now.”

Peskov failed to explain that JCPOA signatories Britain, France and Germany share blame, along with Brussels for reneging on promises made to Tehran — going along with unacceptable Trump regime actions while pretending otherwise.

“…Russian diplomats will continue to discuss (the JCPOA) with (its signatories) to maintain the agreement’s viability,” Peskov stressed.

It won’t help as long as Brussels refuses to challenge illegal Trump regime actions against Iran. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called on all JCPOA signatories to fulfill their obligations, saying it’s “shared responsibility,” adding:

“We call on all relevant parties to exercise restraint, strengthen dialogue, and avoid escalating tensions. (China) resolutely opposes” unilateral US sanctions and other hostile actions against Iran.

As of midday in Washington, the White House hadn’t responded to Iran’s announcement. It was made to push EU signatories and Brussels to fulfill their obligations, along with safeguarding Iranian rights according to JCPOA provisions.

“Iran has shown the world that it has remained committed to its obligations, and today it is the world(’s) turn to implement (its) end of the bargain,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed.

Iranian President Rouhani said “we do not want to withdraw from the JCPOA. All the people of the world should know that today is not the end of the JCPOA. It is a new step within the framework of the” deal.

French war minister Florence Parly lied, claiming her country, Britain and Germany are doing all they can to sustain the JCPOA. Polar opposite it true, Parly warning Iran of new sanctions if it violates its JCPOA commitments.

By her reasoning, it’s OK for the US and EU countries to breach their obligations, not OK for Iranian actions in response to their violations — how Western countries operate when dealing with nations they seek to control.

Trump regime hardliners are waging all-out war on Iran by other means, short of hot war — perhaps what they plan ahead, maybe after a US false flag wrongfully blamed on Tehran.

As long as bipartisan hardliners run things in Washington, its criminal class, world peace and stability will remain an unattainable goal. The US permanent war agenda prevents it.

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Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Doomed?

Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Doomed?

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On Wednesday, Iran announced the suspension of some of its JCPOA commitments, short of withdrawing from the nuclear deal altogether. More on this below.

Trump’s year ago pullout greatly jeopardizes the deal’s sustainability over the longterm, what its hardliners aim for.

They want Iran to pull out of the deal as a pretext for greater toughness against the country including possible military action — despite world community opposition to belligerence against a nation threatening no one. 

Destabilizing the region more greatly than already will follow if the US attacks Iran directly or through proxies, the latter strategy similar to its aggression against Libya and Syria, supported by Pentagon-led terror-bombing.

The JCPOA nuclear deal is an international agreement, formally approved by Security Council members, making it binding international law.

Trump’s pullout flagrantly breached it — how the US operates time and again, by its own rules exclusively at the expense of world peace, stability, and the rights of sovereign nations, independent ones like Iran targeted for regime change.

Signatories to the January 2016 JCPOA include China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK and US. Sino/Russian support for its principles is firm. Both countries maintain normal diplomatic, economic, and financial relations with the Islamic Republic.

The US pulled out. EU signatories failed to deliver on commitments made, promising one thing, then effectively reneging by not continuing normal ties to Iran, including purchases of its oil and maintaining normal financial relations.

Instead of refusing to go along with unlawful Trump regime sanctions, Brussels honors them, a flagrant breach of JCPOA provisions. 

Since Trump’s May 2018 withdrawal, signals from Brussels have been mixed. The European Commission (EC) said the EU blocking statute would be invoked – banning bloc companies from complying with US sanctions on Iran, along with prohibiting EU courts from enforcing them.

Created in 1996, the statute was never invoked against Washington, rendering it toothless. For the past year, Brussels took no clear action to reject Trump’s JCPOA pullout and reimposition of nuclear-related sanctions.

Instead, delay and equivocation defined its actions, opposing the US withdrawal rhetorically alone, doing nothing to fulfill its commitments.

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini did no more than urge the Trump regime to grant waiver permission for bloc countries to continue normal economic, financial and trade relations with Iran — a request falling on deaf ears in Washington.

EU companies wound down their purchases of Iranian oil, no longer buying it. European banks, insurers, shippers, and most other companies yielded to US pressure, suspending normal trade and financial relations with the Islamic Republic.

Italian refiner Saras said “(w)e cannot defy the United States.” Virtually all other major EU companies reacted the same way, fearing loss of access to the US market if reject Trump regime sanctions on Iran.

That’s where things have stood for the past year, Tehran’s patience wearing thin. On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani’s government revealed countermeasures to Trump’s JCPOA withdrawal.

It gave parties to the agreement “60 days to meet their commitments, especially in the banking and oil sectors,” adding:

“Whenever our (legitimate) demands are met, we will, to the same extent, resume the commitments. Otherwise, the Islamic Republic will be suspending more commitments stage by stage.” 

“In line with protecting the security and national interests of the Iranian people,” the Supreme National Security Council said it’ll suspend some of its voluntary commitments, relating to enrichment and storage of uranium and heavy water — according to its rights under JCPOA articles 26 and 36.

“Iran stands ready to continue its consultations with the remaining parties to the deal at all levels, but it will swiftly and firmly react to any irresponsible measure, including returning the case (of Iran’s legal nuclear program) to the Security Council or imposing more sanctions.”

The letter stressed Tehran’s patience over the past year following the US pullout, giving other signatories adequate time to fulfill their commitments.

Brussels failed to implement “practical measures” to circumvent unlawful Trump regime sanctions.

As a result, the Islamic Republic’s only option is to “reduce its commitments” under the JCPOA.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country is not withdrawing from the agreement.

It’s acting according to its legal rights under Articles 26 and 36. Its announcement is “an opportunity for other parties to the deal to take required measures, and not just issue (meaningless) statements,” Zarif stressed.

Trump regime hardliners will likely impose further sanctions in response to Iran’s announcement.

Will military action follow at a later time? For the past 40 years, the US sought regime change in Iran, current actions against its government more extreme and menacing than anything earlier.

If Trump regime war on the Islamic Republic by other means fails, US military action to topple its government is possible, maybe likely.

It’s why the world community should go all out to prevent what could be regionally devastating if Trump regime hardliners go this far.

Note: In response to Iran’s JCPOA announcement, Russia said it’ll work with its signatories to save the deal. The jury is very much out on if it’s possible longer-term.

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Trump Regime Middle East Saber Rattling

Trump Regime’s Middle East Saber Rattling

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Hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton in charge of Trump’s geopolitical agenda are itching for greater wars than already — their actions a threat to world peace and stability.

On Sunday, Bolton said the following:

“In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings (sic), the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to (Iran) that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”

At least four nuclear-capable B-52 bombers will be sent to the region, according to a Pentagon statement.

Spokesman Navy Captain Bill Urban said USCENTCOM commander General Kenneth McKenzie requested the deployment “to protect US forces and interests in the region and to deter any aggression” — despite no existing threats, not from Iran or any other regional countries.

“We continue to closely monitor Iranian activities, (including its) military, and we are well postured to defend US forces and interests,” Urban added.

Acting US war secretary Patrick Shanahan turned truth on its head, claiming the Islamic Republic poses “a credible threat” to US regional forces and interests.

Deployment of US naval and aerial forces has nothing to do with deterring regional threats, everything to do with anti-Iran saber rattling, perhaps with US naked aggression against the country in mind — not likely now, very possible at a later time.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) spokesman Keivan Khosravi called the Trump regime’s ordered deployments “psychological warfare.”

Days earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Islamic Republic seeks regional peace and stability. 

“We have been very clear that we have no interest in escalation,” he stressed, adding: “We have been clear that the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz are our lifeline. We depend on them for our livelihood, and we want them safe, secure, and free for navigation of all countries, including Iran.”

“As we have stated before, Iran won’t permit the US to threaten the Persian Gulf.” Separately, Iranian military commander General Mohammad Baqeri said the following:

“As oil and commodities of other countries are passing through the Strait of Hormuz, ours are also moving through it,” adding: 

Iran “will definitely confront anyone who attempts to destabilize the Strait of Hormuz, and if our crude is not to pass through the Strait of Hormuz, others’ (crude) will not pass either.”

“This does not mean (that Iran’s military intends to) close the Strait of Hormuz. We do not intend to shut it unless the enemies’ hostile acts will leave us with no other option. We will be fully capable of closing it on that day.”

A Wall Street Journal propaganda piece cited Big Lies, claiming “US intelligence showed that Iran has made plans to target US forces in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East (sic), triggering a decision to reinforce the American military presence in the region in an effort to deter any possible moves by Tehran, US officials said…”  

The Journal failed to explain that no Iranian threat exists, not now or earlier. No intelligence or other information suggests it. 

On a visit to Baghdad to visit the US-installed puppet regime, Pompeo falsely called Iran “a growing regional threat.”

He lied saying US officials have “information that indicates Iran is escalating their activity.” No such “information” exists.

The Journal cited an unnamed senior State Department official claiming the Trump regime has “high confidence that there was more than one (Iranian) attack planned” — a bald-faced Big Lie.

Of concern is whether Trump regime hardliners intend launching a false flag regional attack to wrongfully blame Iran.

False flags are a US tradition, dating from the mid-19th century, 9/11 the mother of them all, used to launch multiple wars of aggression.

Is Iran next on the US target list along with Venezuela, regime change planned for both nations. The US seeks control over their vast oil and gas reserves, along with wanting their sovereign independence eliminated.

Reportedly, Israel’s Mossad invented the fabricated Iranian threat, passing on the fake news to US officials.

In late April, Israeli national security advisor Meir Ben Shabbat met with John Bolton at the White House. The fake news plot may have been hatched at the time, an Israeli statement saying:

“It is…unclear…what the Iranians are trying to do and how they are planning to do it (sic), but it is clear to us that the Iranian temperature is on the rise as a result of the growing US pressure campaign against them (sic), and they are considering retaliating against US interests in the Gulf (sic).”

The above statement is utter rubbish. Not a shred of evidence supports it. No Iranian threat exists, no hostile retaliatory actions planned.

Statements by Iranian government and military officials are clear when made. The Islamic Republic threatens no one — not the US, Israel or any other countries.

At the same time, it’s prepared to defend its security and sovereign rights if threatened or attacked — the fundamental right of all nations under the UN Charter and other international law.

Iran is the Middle East’s leading proponent of peace and stability — Israel, the US, and their rogue partners the key regional and global menace.

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Political Prisoner Chelsea Manning: A Redoubtable Profile in Courage

Political Prisoner Chelsea Manning: A Redoubtable Profile in Courage

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Time and again, the US honors its worst, persecutes its best, denying their fundamental rights, locking them in cages for political reasons, often in solitary confinement, flagrantly violating international and US constitutional law.

Political injustice in America is rife, countless thousands imprisoned and abused for political reasons — notably people of color, Muslims, whistleblowers, and truth-telling journalists for exposing high crimes of state ruling authorities want suppressed.

Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states:

“1. Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention. No one shall be deprived of his (or her) liberty except on such grounds and in accordance with such procedure as are established by law.”

Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states “(n)o one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.”

Under US law, the presumption of innocence is fundamental – unless or until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by public trial in an impartial court of law. 

Wrongfully charging, prosecuting, convicting, sentencing and imprisoning anyone for political reasons flagrantly violates the above principles.

Chelsea Manning’s 2010 arrest, brutalized detention, prosecution, and rubber-stamp conviction for exposing US high crimes of war and against humanity was a travesty of justice.

So was her rearrest and detention in solitary confinement for invoking her constitutional right to remain silent.

Police state America operates by its own rules, its global gulag prison system the shame of the nation.

In the US, countless thousands face judicial unfairness. The nation’s most vulnerable are targeted for supporting ethnic justice, racial emancipation, political, economic and social equality across gender and color lines, along with exposing high crimes of state at home and abroad. 

Chelsea Manning affirmed that her soul isn’t for sale, saying she’ll never betray her principles or agree to unacceptable demands.

On Monday, a member of her legal team Moira Meltzer-Cohen filed a motion for her release, stating the following:

“A witness who refuses to cooperate with a grand jury subpoena may be held in contempt of court, and fined or incarcerated.” 

“The only permissible purpose for confinement under the civil contempt statute is to attempt to coerce a witness to comply with the subpoena, or ‘purge’ their contempt.” 

“If it is no longer possible to purge the contempt, either because the grand jury is no longer in existence, or because the witness is un-coercible, then confinement has been transformed from coercive into punitive, in violation of the law.”

“The key issue before Judge Hilton is whether continued incarceration could persuade Chelsea to testify.” 

“Many judges have complained of the ‘perversity’ of this law: that a witness may win their freedom by persisting in their contempt of court.” 

“However, should he agree that Chelsea will never agree to testify, he will be compelled by the law to order her release.” 

“Since Ms. Manning is not going to agree to give testimony before the grand jury, she argues, her confinement has exceeded its permissible scope, and she must be released.”

“Letters of support were submitted to the Court by Ms. Manning’s friends, family, and colleagues, including from representatives of civil liberties organizations including the ACLU, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Fight for the Future.” 

“These letters reiterate that Chelsea is a person of great moral courage, who will not be swayed into betraying her principles, even in the face of great hardship.”

“That her confinement has already been so arduous gives credence to her claim that she will endure great hardship rather than agree to cooperate.” 

Manning said the following in defense of her position and wrongful detention:

“After two months of confinement, and using every legal mechanism available so far, I can —without any hesitation— state that nothing will convince me to testify before this or any other grand jury for that matter.” 

“This experience so far only proves my long held belief that grand juries are simply outdated tools used by the federal government to harass and disrupt political opponents and activists in fishing expeditions.”

“The way I am being treated proves what a corrupt and abusive tool this truly is. With each passing day my disappointment and frustration grow, but so too do my commitments to doing the right thing and continuing to refuse to submit.”

“I believe this grand jury seeks to undermine the integrity of public discourse with the aim of punishing those who expose any serious, ongoing, and systemic abuses of power by this government, as well as the rest of the international community.”   

“Over the past decade, I grappled with bouts of depression. I can think of nothing that could exacerbate those struggles more than pretending to live as someone I am not once again, and turning my back on everything I care about and fight for.” 

“The idea I hold the keys to my own cell is an absurd one, as I face the prospect of suffering either way due to this unnecessary and punitive subpoena: I can either go to jail or betray my principles. The latter exists as a much worse prison than the government can construct.”

Before her unjust arrest on March 8, she tweeted the following, saying: “(T)omorrow I’m facing a sealed contempt hearing for refusing to testify at a secret grand jury over my 2010 disclosures” adding she was prepared to handle the expected affront to her dignity and rights.

At the time, her attorney Moira Meltzer-Cohen said it’s “an act of tremendous cruelty” to jail her for courageously defending her constitutional rights.

She’s held in punitive solitary confinement for refusing to sacrifice her fundamental rights, for not responding to unjust questioning, unwilling to risk unwitting self-incrimination, along with potentially helping the prosecutor build a phony case against Julian Assange – why the grand jury she was called before to testify was convened in the first place.

On orders of the Trump regime, she’s unjustly detained indefinitely, a flagrant 8th Amendment violation, prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment.

Expressing willingness to “face the consequences,” she continues to stand by principles she holds dear.

She’s one of America’s best, a redoubtable heroic figure, unjustly punished for doing the right thing.

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Wall Street Journal Rage Against Venezuelan Social Democracy

WSJ Rage Against Venezuelan Social Democracy

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propagandist Mary O’Grady once called Hugo Chavez a threat to world peace, a jaw-dropping example of her vitriolic hate-mongering and serial lying — evident in all her disinformation pieces.

It doesn’t get any worse than the rubbish she produces. Expressing similar hostility toward Maduro, her extremist pseudo-journalism is enough to give imperial propaganda a bad name.

She never met a hemispheric tinpot despot she didn’t wholeheartedly embrace – or a bonafide democrat she didn’t revile, assaulting them with pejoratives.

Following last Tuesday’s fiasco coup failure in Venezuela, she unleashed her venom full-force, bellowing:

“…Guaido took a big gamble last Tuesday (sic) when he stood outside La Carlota air base in Caracas at dawn and called on the military to drop its allegiance to dictator Nicolas Maduro (sic).”

The plot was an exercise in failure before launched, put down in hours. Most soldiers involved  surrendered straightaway to authorities, saying they were duped, wanting no part of the anti-Bolivarian scheme.

O’Grady had to admit the “plan fizzled.” Except for the replaced intelligence chief, there were no “notable defections among the secret police, the army and the National Guard,” as she falsely claimed.

A litany of bald-faced Big Lies followed.

O’what’s her name: “It is more apparent than ever (sic) that (Maduro’s) position depends on Cuban intelligence and enforcers (sic)—backed up by…Russia (sic)…(Maduro) rules a starving nation (sic), is broadly hated (sic) and can’t trust even his inner circle (sic).”

All of the above is typical O’Grady rubbish, consistently turning truth on its head, her material failing the smell test in each column. No responsible editors would touch what Journal editors feature to their shame.

O’Grady: “…Cuba’s finely tuned intelligence apparatus is a barrier to (opposition elements’) communicating to organize a plot (sic). Havana also handily infiltrates opposition groups (sic), making it a challenge to keep any surprise operation under wraps (sic).”

It bears repeating what I explained before. Cuba’s leading exports are doctors, other medical professionals, teachers, and good will.

It’s polar opposite how the US operates, waging endless wars and other hostile actions on humanity — mass slaughter and destruction causing human misery the defining features of its imperial agenda.

O’Grady: “…Venezuelans…take risks because life in the shattered state is increasingly intolerable (sic). Now even members of the high command are ready to move (sic).”

Despite enormous hardships caused by Trump regime war by other means, Venezuela’s military, government officials, and most ordinary people support Bolivarian social democracy, wanting it preserved and protected.

In his book titled “Bad News from Venezuela: Twenty years of fake news and misreporting,” Alan MacLeod “highlight(ed) the factors contributing to reportage (on the country) and why those factors exist in the first place,” adding: 

“From this examination of a single Latin American country, the book furthers the discussion of contemporary media in the West, and how, with the rise of ‘fake news,’ their operations have a significant impact on the wider representation of global affairs.”

Separately, MacLeod said he “found even when reporting on coups the US was undertaking, the media still presented it as a force for democracy” — based on interviews he conducted with major media reporters.

They act as directed by editors and management, reporting the official narrative exclusively, suppressing hard truths, acting as press agents for the imperial state and monied interests profiting from its agenda.

Like other media propagandists, O’Grady reported phony reasons why last Tuesday’s pseudo-coup attempt failed, saying:

It was because it was initiated “a day early (sic)…agreed on…collaborators were caught off guard (sic)…(Things) didn’t go according to script (sic),” or perhaps “Guaido was set up (sic).”

The plot with no chance to succeed before initiated was all about prelude to what Trump regime hardliners plan next,-.

They no doubt intend escalated violence and chaos, most likely by proxy war with paramilitary thugs, perhaps an embargo to be imposed on the country, an act of war if they goes this far.

O’Grady turned truth on its head, claiming “Guaido envisions democracy.” He was chosen as Trump regime front man on the ground in Venezuela as part of the plot to destroy it.

She sounded buffoon-like saying Venezuela is “occup(ied) by Cuba, Russia and Iran.”

She’s part of the anti-Bolivarian major media hate-mongering chorus, paid to lie and deceive, winning awards for propaganda, serving imperial state interests. Truth-telling would get her sacked.

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Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran?

Will the Trump Regime Attack Venezuela and Iran?

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Imperial madness defines US geopolitics under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, seeking dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations.

Naked aggression and other hostile actions are its favored strategies. Trump delegated his geopolitical agenda to hardline extremists Pompeo and Bolton.

They’re spoiling for more wars than already, Venezuela and Iran in the eye of their storm — supported by congressional hardliners and major media, providing propaganda services for their imperial agenda.

On Monday after meeting with Pompeo in Rovaniemi, Finland, Sergey Lavrov said US military intervention in Venezuela would be “catastrophic.”

His warning applies equally to Iran. “I don’t see any supporters of a reckless military solution” in Venezuela, he stressed, not regionally or in Europe.

Nor is there any international support for US belligerence against Iran, Israel, the Saudis, and perhaps the UAE likely the only nations for it.

Hostile Trump regime actions against Iran and Venezuela are all about wanting to isolate their countries, crush their economies, and immiserate their people — its actions in flagrant violation of international and US constitutional law. 

Measures against Iran include withdrawing from the JCPOA nuclear deal, imposing multiple rounds of sanctions on its officials and enterprises, threatening sanctions on nations buying its oil and continuing normal relations with its ruling authorities, designating its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IGRC) a terrorist organization, along with threatening military action against the country.

In response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier saying US confrontation with the Islamic Republic would be “the mother of all (regional) wars,” Trump shot back tweeting:

“To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”

Bipartisan hardliners in Washington support transforming Iran into a US puppet state, eliminating Israel’s main regional rival, a scheme the Jewish state has been pushing for by its majority extremists.

Prior to joining the Trump regime, Pompeo and Bolton publicly urged terror-bombing strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities — despite knowing they include no military component, nor is there any evidence that Tehran seeks it, just the opposite.

The Islamic Republic abhors these weapons, wanting them eliminated everywhere. Trump regime hardliners want regime change in Iran and Venezuela by whatever it takes to achieve it.

If war by other means fails, naked aggression remains an ominous possibility against both countries — despite no world community support for going this far.

Iranian retaliation against US and Israeli sites would clearly follow Pentagon surgical strikes on its nuclear and/or military facilities, destabilizing the region, risking global war if Russia intervenes as it did in Syria at the behest of Damascus.

Time and again, the Islamic Republic is accused of things it had nothing to do with. According to National Iranian American Council director Triti Parsi, “Bolton wants war (with Iran). He will do any provocation to get” it.

On Sunday, he ominously said the following:

“In response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings (sic), the United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakable message to (Iran) that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force.”

Pompeo made similar remarks, falsely claiming the Trump regime has seen “escalatory actions from the Iranians,” adding: “(W)e have good reason to want to communicate clearly about how the Iranians should understand how we will respond to actions they may take.”

Fact: Iran hasn’t attacked another countries in centuries. It threatens none now. 

The US threatens everyone everywhere, at war in multiple theaters, threatening more aggression against Iran, Venezuela, perhaps against Cuba and Nicaragua as well — what the scourge of imperialism is all about.

Hostile statements by Bolton and Pompeo, along with Trump regime actions against the Islamic Republic and Venezuela ominously resemble anti-Iraq Bush/Cheney rhetoric in the run-up to their 2003 aggression — based on Big Lies and deception.

Neocon extremist head of the undemocratic Foundation for Defense of Democracies Mark Dubowitz urges war on Iran, earlier saying: 

“The next time a Revolutionary Guard attack boat harasses the US Navy (sic), we should sink it, put it in the bottom of the Gulf. That would be a good start,” adding:

Israel is striking Iranian and other targets in Syria. “I thing the US could do the same.” Analyst Seyed Hossein Mousavian believes “(a)s the US pushes Iran to the brink, Tehran may need to get tough,” adding:

Trump regime hardliners are “laying siege to Iran in ways similar to the way (Bush/Cheney) did as it prepared to wage an illegal war against Iraq.” 

Will they convince DJT to attack Iran and Venezuela, ignoring the risk of possible global war?

In early 2017, senior Iranian National Security and Foreign Policy Commission member Mojtaba Zonour warned that Tehran would retaliate swiftly if its territory is struck – saying it’s able to hit regional targets with destructive force in minutes.

“(O)nly seven minutes are needed for (an) Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv,” he added. Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said “(i)f the enemy makes a mistake, our roaring missiles will come down on them.”

Over five million Venezuelans are armed and mobilized in citizen assemblies to defend the revolution from internal and external efforts to undermine it, Maduro explained.

Venezuela’s military stands with him against US regime change tactics, committed to protect the republic and its social democracy, its forces trained and able to wage protracted guerrilla war against Yankee imperialism.

If the Trump regime attacks Venezuela and/or Iran militarily, all bets are off. Both countries will go all-out to defend their sovereignty.

If Russia intervenes to help them as it acted in Syria, global war could follow. What’s unthinkable is possible — maybe inevitable given US rage for wanting all sovereign independent governments eliminated.

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CIA Dirty Hands Are All Over the US Coup Plot Against Venezuela

CIA Dirty Hands All Over the US Coup Plot Against Venezuela 

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Operating like a global Mafia, CIA dirty hands are behind all post-WW II coup plots by the US. The late William Blum documented its actions against sovereign states.

US policies are “worse than (most people) imagine,” he explained, including virtually every conceivable form of lawlessness.

Its actions include instigating wars, waging drone wars, orchestrating color revolutions and coups, interfering in foreign elections, assassinating heads of state like JFK and other targeted officials (like RFK, MLK, and countless others abroad).

The agency helps prop up friendly despots. It’s involved in snatching individuals for “extraordinary rendition” to torture prison black sites it runs globally. 

Complicit with organized crime, it engages in illicit drugs trafficking worldwide, gaining billions of dollars of revenues from its actions.

Since the early 1950s, its operatives conducted physically harmful and psychologically crippling mind control experiments — human subjects  used as unwitting guinea pigs.

Despite authorization to conduct intrusive spying for counterintelligence purposes abroad, it secretly operates domestically against US citizens.

The Agency’s AR 2-2 regulatory document governing its intelligence activities remained secret until mid-2015.

When revealed, it showed Langley engages in domestic spying and human experimentation without informed consent. Academia, major media, individual reporters, US think tanks and other organizations,  as well as the clergy are complicit in its activities.

Under the Patriot Act’s Section 215, it secretly collects financial, medical, and other personal information about US citizens, a flagrant Fourth Amendment violation.

The late Chalmers Johnson, a former CIA consultant, earlier said the agency’s existence is incompatible with democratic principles and the rule of law.

Blum called democracy “America’s deadliest export,” the way it should be abhorrent in the US and other Western countries.

Post-WW II, Washington’s monstrous “war machine has been on auto pilot,” Blum explained, the CIA an integral part of the US imperial agenda.

From the agency’s first coup against democratic Iran in 1953 to its dirty hands all over the Trump regime’s plot against Venezuela, advancing the US imperium depends heavily on unlawful CIA actions, along with Pentagon-waged aggression.

In Moscow with Sergey Lavrov, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said CIA dirty hands are behind Trump regime actions to topple Maduro and eliminate Bolivarian social democracy.

They want to “take control of our country’s (oil and other) natural resources, which belong to the people as a result of a socialist revolution,” he said, adding: “This is what we are trying to prevent. We don’t want the Venezuelan people to suffer.”

“We are witnessing (a) historic struggle” between Bolivarianism and the Trump regime’s aim to destroy it. Ongoing for 20 years, Trump regime hardliners escalated things to possible war based on Big Lies and deception.

Sergey Lavrov believes bellicose US rhetoric won’t result in war on Venezuela, saying:

“Judging by my contacts with my American and other colleagues (sic), including those from Europe and Latin America, I don’t see anyone who would call for a reckless military solution,” adding: 

“I hope everyone understands that as far as practical politics is concerned, there can be no military solution because it would mean catastrophe.”

“We strongly oppose military actions in breach of international law, anywhere. Only the UN Security Council can authorize the use of force.” 

Besides, (force) can (only legally) be used in response to an aggression against a sovereign state. No options concerning Venezuela imply any such thing.”

Lavrov knows well but didn’t explain that all US wars post-WW II were and remain naked aggression against nations threatening no one.

The rule of law imposes no restraints on its actions, operating by its own rules extrajudicially, how it’s been throughout the post-WW II era, especially post-9/11.

The gloves came off. Anything goes replaced them. Venezuela and Iran are in the eye of their storm — Trump regime hardliners going all-out to topple their governments.

So far, it’s short of military intervention. I don’t share Lavrov’s optimism. The US will do whatever it takes to achieve its objectives.

Its post-WW II wars were waged with so-called “coalition of the willing” partners.

There’s no world community appetite or support for war against Venezuela or Iran, restraining the Trump regime going this far.

I believe proxy war is most likely against either or both countries, using ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other paramilitary forces as imperial foot soldiers.

Hostile US actions against Venezuela and Iran have gone on throughout the history of these republics.

As long as they remain free from US control, imperial toughness to destroy their sovereign independence will continue.

Post-9/11, Dick Cheney said wars won’t end in our lifetimes. For Pentagon commanders, it’s America’s “long war,” what I call forever war, ongoing in multiple theaters.

Republicans and undemocratic Dems support military Keynsianism, countless trillions of dollars spent at the expense of world peace and vital homeland needs gone begging — the human toll of no consequence anywhere.

All sovereign independent governments the US doesn’t control are on its target list for regime change, including Russia and China.

It’s why catastrophic nuclear war may be inevitable — the fate of planet earth and humanity hanging in the balance.

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Russia and Syria Initiate the Battle to Liberate Idlib Province

Russia and Syria Initiate the Battle to Liberate Idlib Province 

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It’s long overdue, the only part of Syria infested with many thousands of US armed, trained, funded and directed terrorists — along with Pentagon controlled northern and southern parts of the country, jihadists trained on and given safe haven at its bases.

Syria’s sovereign independence  depends on liberating these areas from the scourge of their control.

Nearly eight months ago in September 2018, Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan agreed on establishing a 15 – 20 km-wide demilitarized zone in Idlib province along the Turkish border.

Plans were for forces from both countries to control it, an offensive to liberate Idlib put on hold, at the time believed to be short-term, perhaps to begin after last year’s US November midterm elections.

The plan involved achieving the unattainable – getting heavily armed, US-supported jihadists to voluntarily leave the demilitarized zone they occupy, along with removing all heavy weapons from the area.

Things didn’t turn out as planned. Erdogan deceived Putin, supporting Idlib’s terrorist scourge he pretends to oppose.

Thousands of al-Nusra and other terrorists took advantage of the deal to reinforce their ranks. Weapons supplied by the US, other Western states, Israel, Ankara and Riyadh freely flow cross-border from Turkey into Idlib.

Terrorists in the province hold its civilian population hostage as human shields, using their entrenched positions as platforms for attacking Syrian military forces, civilians, and Russia’s Khmeimim airbase.

Because of doing nothing to combat them, especially since last September’s Putin/Erdogan agreement, they’re a more formidable force now, a longer tougher struggle required to defeat them.

Turkey is part of the problem, not the solution to Syria’s liberation — Erdogan wanting the country’s northern territory annexed, especially its oil-producing area.

It’s why he’s involved in Syria militarily, along with his longstanding war on Kurds domestically as well as cross-border in Syria and Iraq, wanting their aim for self-determination defeated.

The long-delayed battle to liberate Idlib and surrounding areas finally began. On Saturday, Putin said “Russia reserves the right to give active assistance to the Syrian government in liquidating (the) terrorist threat” in Idlib and elsewhere in the country.

On Monday, Syrian and Russian forces began heavily attacking US-supported terrorist in Idlib and northwestern Hama province.

On Tuesday, AMN News reported that Russian warplanes “launch(ed) (a) massive assault across western Idlib” — targeting US-supported terrorists.

Targets in southern Idlib, western Aleppo, and northern Hama province were targeted.

“The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) kicked off their long-awaited offensive in northwestern Hama on Monday morning, scoring several important gains against the militant forces near the towns of Kafr Naboudeh and Qal’at Al-Madiq,” AMN News reported.

The strategic Tal Uthman high ground was captured, supply lines from Turkey and northern US bases to al-Nusra and other terrorists in “the towns of Kafr Naboudeh and Qal’at Al-Madiq” cut off.

Last week ahead of the Syrian ground offensive, Russian warplanes struck multiple terrorist targets in Idlib, including around Idlib city and areas around the provincial capital.

At the same time, Syrian warplanes pounded terrorist targets in eastern parts of the country.

A Monday attack by US-supported jihadists on Russia’s Khmeimim airbase was foiled, Western-supplied drones shot down.

On the same day, Russian warplanes and Syrian ground forces heavily struck al-Nusra positions in northeast Latakia.

Last weekend, SouthFront reported over 200 Russian and Syrian airstrikes on terrorist targets, attacks continuing Monday and Tuesday.

What’s ongoing appears prelude for a likely escalated offensive to liberate Idlib and its civilian population.

The Trump regime earlier warned it would retaliate against Syrian attacks on Idlib. Since the current offensive began, threats haven’t been repeated so far.

Defeating al-Nusra and other jihadists infesting Idlib and surrounding areas, along with remaining ISIS terrorists in country, will likely take months.

Things are in the early stage of an extended campaign that won’t end any time soon once fully underway.

It’s unclear how or whether Trump regime hardliners will intervene against the campaign. 

Perhaps they have another CW false flag in mind to be wrongfully blamed on Damascus — a pretext to terror-bomb Syrian sites.

The US didn’t wage war on Syria to quit. Its liberating struggle remains longterm.

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Russia May Increase Its Military Presence in Venezuela

Russia May Increase Its Military Presence in Venezuela

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Tass and AP News reported the same story, picked up by the neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post, the Miami Herald, and other Western media. 

At a Monday news conference in Moscow, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said Caracas intends to work cooperatively with Russia, China, and other allies to overcome the Trump regime’s war by other means.

Iran is helping Maduro’s government, enduring unlawful US sanctions for 40 years, Arreaza saying the Islamic Republic has vital experience in dealing with hostile US actions.

“We have a lot to learn from Iran. We have Iranian consultants in the Venezuelan government that help us survive the blockade and boost production,” Arreaza explained.

 

His remarks indicated a greater Russian military presence in Venezuela perhaps is coming, saying the following:

“We need to provide for equipment maintenance and exchange military and technical information,” adding: 

“This work has been going on since 2001 when we signed an agreement on military cooperation (with Russia). Currently, a commission of specialists is present on the territory of Venezuela and, no doubt, it may be expanded.”

“We will be ready for any scenario, but we put the emphasis on diplomacy first thing.”

“We are for peace and we wish to talk to everybody about peace, but if the United States prefers a military path, we have our armed forces, our people’s militia, and the people, and we will be prepared not only to resist and fight back, but to overpower and destroy any army, however strong it might be.”

Russia is involved in protecting and preserving Venezuela’s sovereign independence. Arreaza stressed that his country is undergoing a “historic struggle for control over our country’s wealth, control over incomes from the oil industry, for potential incomes from natural resources and energy resources” — what the US aims to steal, wanting Venezuela colonized and controlled.

The struggle for Bolivarian sovereign independence has been ongoing for over 20 years, events since January the most serious threat in its history — a struggle for freedom over US fascist control.

Sergey Lavrov warned of serious consequences if Trump regime hardliners push things too far. “We condemn this campaign for violating the principles of international law,” he said.

Urging the US to back off from its regime change plans fell on deaf ears in Washington. Lavrov’s Monday discussion with Pompeo in Finland on Venezuela achieved nothing.

Separately he stressed that Russia intends to strengthen its “strategic partnership” with the Bolivarian Republic.

A key way is by actions similar to Moscow’s involvement in Syria to combat US-supported terrorists at the behest of Damascus.

Caracas would welcome similar support, a strong Russian military presence in Venezuela, a deterrent against US aggression.

The only way to deal with Washington is through strength. Nothing else can work. Diplomatic outreach achieves nothing — a nation bent on global  conquest and dominance by brute force if other tactics fail.

The only way to deal with its authorities is by giving them a taste of their own medicine, the only language they understand.

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Lavrov and Pompeo Meet, Discuss Venezuela, Resolve Nothing

Lavrov and Pompeo Meet, Discuss Venezuela, Resolve Nothing

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Both officials met in Rovaniemi, Finland on the sidelines of an Arctic Council ministerial meeting. They last met at the July 2018 Putin/Trump summit in Helsinki, Finland.

Ahead of their meeting, Pompeo demanded Russia “get out” of Venezuela. Lavrov called on the Trump regime to “abandon its irresponsible” coup plot, adding:

“The attempts to force the change of government in Caracas have nothing in common with the democratic process and only undermine the prospects of a political solution.” 

It’s a flagrant “violation of international law…a particular feature of the US that they have been projecting power for decades by explaining that they are bringing good, democracy and protection of human rights to nations they are waging the war against” for regime change.

Discussion on Monday focused on the Trump regime’s coup plot in Venezuela, Lavrov saying following talks:

“We tried not to focus on the pronouncements made in public, bearing in mind the fact that these pronouncements impact too many things that, as a rule, have nothing to do with real politics. We tried to focus on real politics. And we did it,” adding:

“We are against hostilities anywhere in violation of international law. The use of force may only be authorized by the UN Security Council, or force may used in response to aggression against a sovereign state. Nothing of the kind is observed in Venezuela in any variants.”

Ahead of their meeting, Lavrov warned Pompeo by phone against “aggressive steps,” saying they’re fraught with “serious consequences,” adding:

“Only the Venezuelan people have the right to determine their destiny, for which dialogue between all political forces in the country is needed, and for which the government has long called for. Destructive pressure from outside, especially force, has nothing to do with the democratic process.”

On Fox News Sunday, ahead of meeting with Lavrov, Pompeo lied saying Guaido is “the elected leader of Venezuela…” He lied saying “it was done through their constitutional process, so there couldn’t have been a coup there.”

He lied claiming the “struggle for democracy (in Venezuela) continues.” He demanded Maduro step down.

He, other Trump regime hardliners, the vast majority of congressional members, and their media press agents reject the results of Venezuelan elections when Bolivarian social democracy is upheld — what they’re hellbent to eliminate.

Last week, Putin and Trump spoke by phone for around 90 minutes, Venezuela and other issues discussed.

Russia’s president “underscored that only the Venezuelans themselves have the right to determine the future of their country, whereas outside interference in the country’s internal affairs and attempts to change the government in Caracas by force undermine prospects for a political settlement of the crisis.”

Lavrov stressed the same thing to Pompeo. Hardline US policies remain unchanged. Prospects for anything positive from Putin/Trump and Lavrov/Pompeo talks are virtually nil.

Washington’s imperial agenda remains firm, wanting all sovereign independent nations transformed into US puppet states by whatever it takes to achieve its objectives.

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Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would Be Lawful

Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would Be Lawful

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According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations.

The article states the following: “The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…”

Nothing in the Constitution gives the executive power to declare war — authority afforded solely to Congress.

It was last exercised on December 8, 1941 following imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, never since then. All US wars post-WW II were and remain illegal.

Article I, Section 8 states: “The Congress shall have power…(t)o declare war” — not the president or US courts.

International law supersedes the above. Under the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2), international laws, treaties, conventions, and other agreements “constitute the supreme law of the land.”

The UN Charter (binding international law for all member states) mandates that Security Council members alone have power to declare war — authorized only in self-defense if a nation is attacked or an attack is imminent.

In the post-WW II era, every time the US went to war, it acted extrajudicially, including against North Korea, Southeast Asia, the rape of Yugoslavia, and all post-9/11 wars.

In all of the above cases, US forces preemptively attacked nations threatening no one. That’s what naked aggression and imperialism are all about — a scourge threatening nuclear war, the ultimate doomsday scenario.

Given US rage for dominion over planet earth, its resources and populations, what’s unthinkable is clearly possible, maybe inevitable.

On ABC News Sunday, Pompeo lied saying: “The president has his full range of Article 2 authorities, and I’m very confident that any action we took in Venezuela would be lawful” — clearly not so!

Trump earlier said military force is an option against Venezuela “if that’s what’s required.” DJT, Pompeo, Bolton, and Abrams all said: “All options are on the table.”

Fact: Preemptive wars, color revolutions, and old-fashioned coups flagrantly violate international, US constitutional and statute laws pertaining to military action. There’s no ambiguity about it.

The Trump regime “ha(s) a full range of options (against Venezuela) that we’re preparing for,” according to Pompeo — to try replacing democratically elected and reelected President Maduro with US-controlled puppet rule, by his reasoning.

Ahead of meeting with Pompeo on Monday in Rovaniemi, Finland on the sidelines of an Arctic Council ministerial meeting, mainly to discuss events in Venezuela, Sergey Lavrov  denounced “an unprecedented campaign led by the US…aimed at toppling Venezuela’s legitimate government,” adding:

“Attempts to stage a violent upheaval in Caracas have nothing to do with the democratic process, and only disrupt any prospects of political settlement.

International law is clear and unambiguous. Under no circumstances may nations interfere in the internal affairs of others — except in self-defense if attacked.

On Sunday in Moscow, Lavrov and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza discussed the Trump regime’s threat to Bolivarian Republic sovereignty — ahead of Lavrov’s Monday meeting with Pompeo.

There’s virtually no chance that Russia’s foreign minister will convince his US counterpart to keep Washington’s hands off Venezuela. 

Calling on the Trump regime to cancel its “irresponsible” aim to topple Maduro fell on deaf ears at the White House.

The die is cast for continued hostile US actions, including possible aggression, though proxy war is most likely.

Millions of Venezuelans and the nation’s military are prepared to defend Bolivarian sovereignty. 

What’s going on is likely to continue without letup. The next shoe could drop at any time, including Trump possibly ordering a blockade of Venezuela, an act of war if declared.

Good faith Russian efforts aren’t enough to convince Trump regime hardliners to abandon their imperial aims against the Bolivarian Republic.

Lavrov/Pompeo talks on Monday won’t change a thing. Separately, GOP Senator Todd Young called for Foreign Relations Committee involvement on Venezuela.

Expressing concern about “possible US military intervention,” he called on committee chairman James Risch and minority ranking member Bob Menendez “to hold immediate hearings with key (Trump officials) next week to discuss their plans for Venezuela and to explain any plans to deploy US forces to the country.”

The vast majority of House and Senate members are hostile to Maduro and Bolivarian social democracy.

It remains to be seen if they’ll support whatever actions Trump regime hardliners plan to pursue.

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Trump Tweets on China Roil Markets

Trump Tweets on China Roil Markets

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Overnight Sunday, Dow futures dropped over 500 points after China indicated it might cancel the next round of trade talks, following Trump’s tweets, saying:

“For 10 months, China has been paying Tariffs to the USA of 25% on 50 Billion Dollars of High Tech, and 10% on 200 Billion Dollars of other goods.” 

“These payments are partially responsible for our great economic results (sic). The 10% will go up to 25% on Friday. 325 Billions Dollars….”

“….of additional goods sent to us by China remain untaxed, but will be shortly, at a rate of 25%.” 

“The Tariffs paid to the USA have had little impact on product cost, mostly borne by China (sic). The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!”

Comments like the above show a president unfit to serve, lots more evidence proving it — unrelated to the witch-hunt Russiagate House, Senate, and Mueller probes.

Trade wars assure losers, not winners. Major Sino/US bilateral differences are over structural issues, the US trade deficit with China a minor one by comparison.

The Trump regime aims to curb China’s goal of becoming a global economic, industrial, and technological powerhouse, challenging US dominance. That’s what the trade war is largely about.

Beijing is willing to compromise on lots of issues, not its fundamental longterm aims. Its authorities won’t agree to unacceptable demands.

Multiple rounds of talks failed to resolve key issues. An end of March deadline for resolution long ago passed, Trump unwilling to meet with China’s Xi Jinping unless a deal is reached.

His above-quoted tweets aim to get China’s negotiators to bend to the will of their US counterparts. In recent weeks, remarks by Trump regime officials suggested mutual agreement was close.

Clearly major differences remain unresolved. Trump’s tweets came days before Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He’s scheduled visit to Washington for more talks.

If DJT follows through on his threats, tariffs may be imposed on all Chinese imports, roiling markets further, along with delivering another body blow to weakening US economic conditions.

Record high US equity valuations are unrelated to the domestic economy. Paul Craig Roberts explained they reflect stock buybacks by companies to inflate prices, instead of reinvesting profits in plants and equipment — “(t)he sign of a good economy,” absent in the US.

“As US economic activity turns increasingly negative, so will the stock market and the US dollar.” He noted “sharply deteriorating retail sales, housing starts, manufacturing and freight activity…signal(ing) pending contraction in real” GDP.

“Income dispersion is worst since before the 1929 stock market crash and Great Depression.” What Williams reported is not a pretty picture. High equity prices reflect unrealistic optimism, speculation, and corporate America buybacks.

The bubble economy won’t last. They never do. How this one deflates remains to be seen. Like every time before, ordinary people will be hurt most, especially if hard times are protracted.

The day before Trump’s Sunday tweets, China’s Global Times said if Beijing’s “policymakers react like their US counterparts, a new Cold War may soon take shape,” adding:

If the Trump regime “carries out forcible containment against China (or other hostile actions), then China has no other option but to take all necessary countermeasures.”

Despite Trump’s weekend threats, a Sino/US trade deal is likely — though much later than both sides aimed for and without resolving major irreconcilable differences.

Given US rage to marginalize, contain, and isolate China along with Russia, a foolhardy strategy, belligerent confrontation with one or both countries is ominously possible ahead, maybe inevitable.

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Israel Considers Premeditated Mass Slaughter and Destruction in Gaza Self-Defense

Israel Considers Premeditated Mass Slaughter and Destruction in Gaza Self-Defense

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Israeli state terror against Palestinians is longstanding, official policy throughout its history.

Terrorizing Hamas began after its triumph in Palestinian January 2006 legislative elections — winning majority Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) control, a largely non-functioning body post-election.

Israel effectively shut it down, arresting dozens of Hamas MPs post-election for belonging to a party it doesn’t control, falsely calling them “members of a terrorist organization (sic) although they may not be involved in terrorist acts themselves.”

At the behest of Israel, the State Department wrongfully designated Hamas a terrorist organization — for not pledging fealty to the Jewish state, how installed puppet Abbas and his cronies operate.

The Oslo-created Palestinian Authority serves as Israel’s enforcer in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Hamas confined to Gaza, its two million residents suffocating under politicized/illegal Israeli blockade, an undeclared act of war ongoing daily.

Israel’s latest escalation of violence began Friday. It continued intensively throughout the weekend until pre-dawn Monday. 

Longstanding Israeli policy considers noncombatants, including young children and infants, legitimate targets, flagrantly violating core international law.

The world community consistently does nothing to hold its officials accountable for mass murder, vast destruction, and other for atrocities, continuing at the Jewish state’s discretion.

On Friday, IDF snipers killed two Palestinians, lethally shot with live fire during the 57th Great March of Return and Breaking the (illegal) Siege protests.

On the same day, IDF terror-bombing killed two more Gazans.

Intensive terror-bombing and cross-border shelling began Saturday morning, following rocket fire from Gaza in response to the terror-bombing deaths.

Palestinians are consistently and repeatedly blamed for Israeli crimes committed against them, how the apartheid state operates, supported and encouraged by Republicans and undemocratic Dems.

Unlike his predecessors, Trump dropped all pretense of even-handedness, one-sidedly supporting Israel, showing utter contempt for Palestinian rights — why his no-peace/deal of the century is dead before arrival.

Since March 30, 2018, nearly 300 Gazans were killed, more than 26,000 others injured, many seriously, including clearly identified paramedics and journalists — targeted for doing their jobs.

Israel holds the entire Strip’s population captive to its viciousness, including women and children, because its leadership won’t surrender its authority to brutalizing Israeli control — how the PA operates in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) fieldworkers, the IDF “fired 50 artillery shells and 78 missiles at 76 targets (through Saturday alone), including two residential buildings, 11 agricultural plots, and the Palestinian armed groups’ military sites and checkpoints (used for defense, not offense) that were previously targeted more than once.”

Late afternoon on Saturday, Israeli terror-bombing killed a 14-month-old infant, a pregnant woman, and her fetus, wounding others in attacks on residential areas.

Gaza City residential buildings and offices were destroyed. Multiple explosions terrorized Gazans, especially women and children, living in a war zone, attacked by a ruthless regime dismissive of Palestinian rights.

According to the PCHR, IDF terror-bombing and shelling “continued to target residential buildings in densely-populated neighborhoods, inflicting more casualties and destruction. All of this has been followed up by PCHR’s staff spread all over the Gaza Strip to document and investigate the circumstances of those crimes.”

On Sunday, Maan News reported that Israeli terror-bombing and shelling killed nine Palestinians, scores more injured, adding:

“Sources (in Gaza) confirmed that seven residential buildings, which were made up of apartments and offices, were completely destroyed in Gaza City.”

A “mosque, several schools, four family homes, and three ambulances were completely destroyed.” Israeli terror-bombing “left a number of Palestinian families, mostly women and young children, homeless.”

An IDF statement said about 260 sites were bombed. Gazans responded with hundreds of rockets. According to Haaretz, four Israelis were killed, others injured, along with 11 Palestinians — Hamas and Islamic Jihad wrongfully blamed for the Netanyahu regime’s initiated aggression.

UN special envoy for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov shamefully joined the US/Israeli-led anti-Hamas chorus, tweeting:

“I condemn the continuing launching of rockets from #Gaza” — ignoring Israel’s suffocating blockade and aggression, Gazans responding in self-defense, their international law affirmed right.

Hate-monger/unindicted war criminal Netanyahu ordered the IDF to continue terror-bombing the Strip ahead of a Sunday security cabinet meeting,” saying:

“I ordered the IDF this morning to continue its massive strikes against terror forces (sic) in the Gaza Strip, and instructed (the army) to bolster its presence around the Gaza Strip with armor, artillery and infantry forces,” adding: 

“Hamas bears responsibility not only for its own attacks and actions, but also for Islamic Jihad’s actions (sic), and it is paying very dearly for them.”

Israeli ground troops were deployed to Gaza’s border. Does Netanyahu intend full-scale naked aggression on the Strip for the fourth time since December 2008, three times on his watch?

An IDF spokesperson said its 7th Armored Brigade headed toward the Israeli/Strip border “so that there would be a force available in the Gaza Division in case there is a need for it.”

A second IDF statement suggested that attacks on the Strip will likely continue for days.

A bloodbath and vast destruction would ensue until calm is restored, further high crimes of war and against humanity added to Netanyahu’s resume.

According to Press TV Sunday evening local time, “the total Palestinian death toll since Friday (stands at) 16,” at least 90 others wounded — citing Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, figures coming from Gaza’s health ministry.

A later update indicated 25 Palestinian deaths, over 150 others wounded, the death toll perhaps to rise.

Pre-dawn Monday, an uneasy truce was declared by both sides — effective 4:30AM local time. It’s just a matter of time before Israeli terror-bombing resumes. That’s been the Jewish state’s pattern since instituting illegal blockade on the Strip over a decade ago.

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