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  • The Complete Richard Higgins Memo

    08/10/2017 8:17:47 PM PDT · by BRK · 19 replies
    Circulating | May 2017 | Richard Higgins
    Here is the entire memo... POTUS & POLITICAL WARFARE   May 2017   BACKGROUND.  The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then de legitimize and ultimately remove the President. Possibly confusing these attacks with an elevated interplay of otherwise normal D.C. partisan infighting and adversarial media relations, the White House response to these campaigns reflects a political advocacy mindset that it is intensely reactive, severely under-inclusive and dangerously inadequate to the threat. If action is not taken to re-scope and respond to these hostile campaigns very soon, the administration risks implosion and subsequent early...
  • Former US ambassador arrested, accused of secretly serving as agent to Cuba: report

    12/03/2023 6:31:39 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 3, 2023 | Stepheny Price
    A former American diplomat who served as a U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been arrested and accused of secretly serving as an agent of Cuba’s government, according to The Associated Press. Officials say Manuel Rocha, 73, was arrested in Miami on Friday on a criminal complaint. According to sources, more details about the case are expected to be made public at a court appearance Monday. One of the two people who came forward with the complaint said the Justice Department case accuses Rocha of working to promote the Cuban government’s interests.
  • ‘Special Counsel Shall be Selected from OUTSIDE the U.S. Government’ – Which Weiss Is Not – Federal Regulations Say

    08/14/2023 11:01:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 14, 2023 | Craig Bannister
    “This is a sham. There is no special counsel investigation,” former chief assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy explained Friday, after Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss as special counsel to investigate First Son Hunter Biden’s dubious, multi-million dollar financial dealings with foreign actors. Weiss, U.S. attorney in Delaware, has already tried to give Hunter Biden a sweetheart plea deal regarding tax violations — but, was prevented from doing so when a judge rejected the unprecedented deal. The appointment of Weiss as special counsel isn’t just a sham, because of Weiss’ pro-Biden bias — it also violates federal...
  • A Conversation With Representative Adam Schiff (pantload alert)

    08/04/2023 7:10:12 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 10 replies
    Council on Foreign Relations ^ | July 25, 2023 | Amy Davidson Sorkin Staff Writer, New Yorker; CFR Member
    Renewing America Representative Adam Schiff discusses Russia’s war in Ukraine, U.S.-China relations, the proliferation of artificial intelligence technologies, and emerging threats to the democratic process, including misinformation and deepfakes. SORKIN: Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations meeting with Representative Adam Schiff, Democrat of California’s Thirtieth District and a candidate for the U.S. Senate. I’m Amy Davidson Sorkin, a staff writer at the New Yorker. And I will be presiding over today’s discussion, for which over three hundred CFR members are registered. So we’ve got a lot to talk about. I won’t spend much time on an introduction, as the...
  • Putin Is Running Out of Options in Ukraine

    07/25/2023 2:35:20 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | 25th July 2023 | Lawrence Freedman
    Governments start wars in pursuit of various objectives, from conquering territory to changing the regime of a hostile state. Once a war begins, the stakes are immediately raised. It is one of the paradoxes of war that even as its original objectives drift out of reach or are cast aside, the necessity of not being seen as the loser only grows in importance—such importance, in fact, that even if winning is no longer possible, governments will still persevere to show that they have not been beaten. ...All of these dynamics are evident in Russia’s war against Ukraine. r Putin set...
  • A 19-Point Time Line of Joe Biden’s Infamous Links to the Family Business

    07/01/2023 5:05:43 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/2023 | Wendell Husebo
    The following 19-point time line lays out the data points obtained from whistleblowers, the “Laptop from Hell,” James Comer, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and the Senate 2020 report on the family. One:
  • DeSantis’s Yale Fundraiser Hosted by Top Bush Allies

    06/30/2023 5:08:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | june 30, 2023 | STAFF WRITER
    Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis is raising money at a $6,600-a-head luncheon at the Yale Club in New York, hosted by former George W. Bush administration officials including William Heyman and Nick Sinatra.Heyman, formerly of Citigroup, was appointed director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) by Bush, and sits on a Federal Reserve Bank of New York committee and the neocon Council on Foreign Relations. Sinatra, a real estate developer, was an associate political director at the Bush White House.DeSantis’s fundraising in New York is not just controversial for his association with these “GOP throwbacks”, as POLITICO describes them. He...
  • The American Empire and its Media

    05/02/2023 5:53:06 AM PDT · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 11 replies
    Swiss Policy Research ^ | April 2023 | staff
    Largely unbeknownst to the general public, executives and top journalists of almost all major US media outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).Established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities”, the CFR and its close to 5000 elite members for decades have shaped US foreign policy and public discourse about it. As a well-known Council member famously explained, they transformed the American republic into a global empire, albeit a “bene­volent” one.Based on official membership rosters, the following illustration depicts for the first time the extensive media network...
  • Florida Resigns from ERIC – Cause for Celebration or for a Closer Look?

    03/20/2023 8:59:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | March 15, 2023 | Kat Stansell
    Monday, March 6, Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd announced that Florida was resigning from ERIC, the phantom address storage system. Just one week before, he had told some of the state’s citizens who had proven ERIC’s foibles to Tallahassee – that they should “just forget it”, that Florida was “never going to get out of ERIC”. Across the state, in a number of counties, there had been a rising movement to hold county Supervisors of Election responsible for the bad addresses on the rolls, and to get out of ERIC. However, Tallahassee still loved ERIC, and they made that...
  • Disinformation Inc: Meet the groups hauling in cash to secretly blacklist conservative news

    02/10/2023 10:18:30 AM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 9, 2023 | Gabe Kaminsky
    This is the first part of a...series about self-styled 'disinformation' tracking organizations that are cracking down on conservative media and part of a lucrative operation that aims to defund disfavored speech. Well-funded "disinformation" tracking groups are part of a stealth operation blacklisting and trying to defund conservative media, likely costing the news companies large sums in advertising dollars, a Washington Examiner investigation found. Major ad companies are increasingly seeking guidance from purportedly "nonpartisan" groups claiming to be detecting and fighting online "disinformation." These same "disinformation" monitors are compiling secret website blacklists and feeding them to ad companies, with the aim...
  • Dr. Klaus Schwab or: How the CFR Taught Me to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    06/11/2022 2:35:16 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 8 replies
    https://unlimitedhangout.com/ ^ | MARCH 10, 2022 | JOHNNY VEDMORE
    The World Economic Forum wasn’t simply the brainchild of Klaus Schwab, but was actually born out of a CIA-funded Harvard program headed by Henry Kissinger and pushed to fruition by John Kenneth Galbraith and the “real” Dr. Strangelove, Herman Kahn. This is the amazing story behind the real men who recruited Klaus Schwab, who helped him create the World Economic Forum, and who taught him to stop worrying and love the bomb.
  • Why Anne Applebaum Shot Down My Question

    04/10/2022 2:28:20 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Compact ^ | 10 Apr 2022 | Daniel Schmidt
    The Atlantic last week hosted a conference titled “Disinformation and the Erosion of Democracy” at the University of Chicago, where I’m a student. Barack Obama, Amy Klobuchar, Anne Applebaum, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ben Smith, Brian Stelter, and other boldface names studded the program, alongside many lesser-known members of the prestige press. They would gather, as a news release put it, to explore “the organized spread of disinformation and strategies to respond to it.” The Atlantic gabfest was billed as a space for rigorous dialogue, where the light of truth would scatter the darkness of disinformation. But the dialogue and criticism, it...
  • President Biden: There's Going To Be A New World Order, It Hasn't Happened In A While And America Has To Lead It

    03/22/2022 2:26:25 AM PDT · by tarpit · 96 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/21/22 | Tim Hains
    President Biden, the former Senator from Delaware, addressed the Business Roundtable on Monday afternoon. "We're at an inflection point, I believe, in the world economy, not just the world economy, the world, that occurs every three or four generations," the president said. "[A general told me that] 60 million people died between 1900 and 1946 and since then we've established a liberal world order, and it hasn't happened in a long while."
  • Biden confirms Russia used hypersonic missile, says Putin’s ‘back is against the wall’

    03/21/2022 6:00:21 PM PDT · by McGruff · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 21, 2022 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden on Monday confirmed that Russia launched a hypersonic missile in Ukraine over the weekend and said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s may launch cyberattacks against the US and use chemical weapons in Ukraine next because his “back is against the wall.” Biden said Ukraine’s military is “wreaking havoc on the Russian military,” making Putin increasingly desperate in his nearly month-old invasion of Ukraine. “The more his back is against the wall, the greater the severity of the tactics he may employ,” Biden warned at a Business Roundtable event
  • Why Deterrence Failed Against Russia

    03/21/2022 10:02:27 AM PDT · by Wuli · 88 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Opinion Page ^ | March 21, 2022 | Nadia Schadlow
    A credible deterrent is designed to alter a potential aggressor’s calculations of risk and reward. Vladimir Putin determined that the potential cost of invading Ukraine was relatively low, and on Feb. 24 he attacked. It will be the job of historians to try to understand why deterrence failed. Deterrence involves two factors: capability and will. Capability means having the military strength to deliver intolerable damage to an adversary. Will is the determination to use that strength and deliver that damage. .....snip..... By signaling that the U.S. had no intention of using its capabilities, the Biden administration seriously weakened their deterrent...
  • Is Putin suffering 'delirium and confusion' due to Long COVID? Questions arise over Russian leader’s mental state after rumours of cancer and Parkinson’s disease

    02/26/2022 8:18:13 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    daily mail ^ | Feb 25,2022 | By HARRIET JOHNSTON FOR MAILONLINE
    With the eyes of the world on Vladimir Putin, questions are being asked about the Russian leader's state of mind after he announced the invasion of Ukraine in 'rambling, terrifying, apocalyptic' fashion. Rumours surrounding the Russian leader's health have been swirling for years, with repeated reports suggesting that he is suffering from cancer and Parkinson's disease. On top of that, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on both the President's physical and mental health can't be underestimated, and it's been suggested that brain fog as a result of Long Covid could be impairing his cognitive function. Although it's not clear...
  • A Year After January 6, Is Accelerationism the New Terrorist Threat?

    01/08/2022 1:33:52 PM PST · by G Larry · 46 replies
    CFR.org ^ | January 5, 2022 | Bruce Hoffman
    Far-right extremists are attempting to incite an insurrection to hasten the downfall of what they see as a deeply corrupt U.S. government. Some could resort to deadly acts of terrorism.
  • I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021

    10/22/2021 10:06:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/2021 | JOSEPH BOSCO
    In a recent Washington Post opinion piece, Robert Kagan presented a chilling, but disturbingly accurate, portrayal of American politics today and its dire portents given the deep political divisions and dysfunctional state of our institutions. A premise of his thesis is that “party loyalty has superseded [executive-legislative-judicial] branch loyalty … in the Trump era.” A more descriptive statement of the Republican side of the ominous national problem — Democratic extremists deserve at least equal blame — would be that loyalty to Donald Trump has superseded party loyalty. Trump has proved himself to be the ultimate embodiment of a “Republican in...
  • Has Germany Grown Tired of the European Project?

    07/31/2021 3:42:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 21, 2021 | Mark Leonard
    German trust in the EU seems to have collapsed during the COVID-19 pandemicAs Germany prepares for its federal elections in September, many are wondering what will come next. Under outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany has become an “indispensable nation” in Europe and within the broader rules-based international order. The consensus is that she will be succeeded by someone offering more of the same. Her own anointed successor as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Armin Laschet, is indeed running on a continuity platform. And yet, as Merkel prepares to retire, there are signs that Germans are growing tired of their...
  • Joe Biden Has Given Vladimir Putin a Huge Win on the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

    07/23/2021 3:40:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2021 | Josh Hammer
    For years, Democrats and their cable news echo chamber conjured up and broadly disseminated the most lurid and patently ludicrous rumors about former President Donald Trump being a corrupted and (literally) compromised agent of Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. Democratic talking heads ultimately tried in vain to distance themselves from this sordid oeuvre's most far-fetched talking points, such as the infamous "pee video kompromat" from the discredited Steele dossier. But for four years, Democrats' unquenchable obsession with the "Russiagate" hoax pervaded, distorted and sullied our politics. The irony is that Trump, on actual substantive merits, toed a very hawkish line...