Iran begins refining 100,000 barrels per day of crude oil in Venezuela



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In yet another strengthening of the red-green axis (that is, Marxism and Islam), Iran has begun processing nearly 100,000 barrels per day of its crude oil in socialist Venezuela as the two countries increasingly tighten relations. It’s happening fast: Last April, the two countries “announced a 20-year cooperation plan in the fields of oil, refining, petrochemicals, defense, tourism and culture, and agriculture,” with no information about the nature of “defense” cooperation. In May, Iran signed a $116 million contract with Venezuela to repair and expand its oil refinery. In June, “Maduro paid a visit to Tehran and signed a 20-year partnership agreement on cooperation with Iran in various fields.” Then in August, Venezuela provided Iran with 1,000,000 hectares of farmland for “cultivation.” One hectare is the size of two and a half football fields.

Last year, reports emerged that Venezuela was hosting Palestinian jihadists, including Hizballah and Fatah cells involved in money laundering, drug dealing, and jihad activity. In 2020, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned an antiterrorism conference in Colombia about the Iranian proxy Hizballah’s presence in Venezuela, and an exiled former mayor, Antonio Ledezma, stated that Hizballah would participate in overseeing Venezuelan regional elections. Ledezma called Venezuela “a den for terrorist groups.” Venezuela also offered in February 2021 to supply natural gas to Mexico. By befriending Mexico, Iran and Hizballah will have a clear path to infiltrate the U.S., especially given the wide-open Southern border, which is thanks to Joe Biden and the Democrats.

“Iran starts refining its crude oil in Venezuela: Oil minister,”  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide, October 18, 2022:  

A first oil refinery processing Iranian crude oil outside of the country has started operations, according to a statement by the Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji who says the project in Venezuela will be replicated in other parts of the world.

Owji said on Sunday that Iran had started processing some 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude produced in Iranian oilfields in Venezuela’s El Palito refinery.

He said the project had come to fruition thanks to efforts by the Iranian Oil Ministry’s fuel department the NIORDC.

“This was an old dream that came true … this effort saw its starting point in Venezuela and plans are in place to replicate the project in other regions,” the minister was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.

El Palito is located in central Venezuela. The NIORDC signed a $116 million contract with Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA in May to repair and expand the refinery….

Uproar Continues in France Over Muslim Charged with Torture, Rape, Murder of 12-Year-old French Girl

Lola Daviet: France reeling after young girl, 12, found dead in box



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In France, there is a continuing uproar over the torture, rape, and murder of 12-year-old Lola Daviet by an Algerian woman. “The suspect had boasted about selling body parts,” one investigator told Le Parisien. “Evidence suggests that the girl was taken into the basement of the flat, where she was tortured, and raped, before being strangled and having her throat cut.” The woman had then stuffed her body in a suitcase and dragged it to the street.

The murderer, who had arrived in France on a student visa, had stayed on after her visa expired and been ordered to leave the country. But she did not do so, and what has enraged the country is the failure of the French state to enforce its own expulsion order. Fewer than 6% of those living in France illegally in 2021 were expelled. The rest simply continue to live illegally, in France, some of them for many years, without the overworked police taking action.

More on the story of Lola Daviet, and the wave of Muslim crime that has spread across France, can be found here: “​​France is now more dangerous than Mexico,” by Gavin Mortimer, Spectator, October 20, 2022:

France is in shock after the brutal killing of a 12-year-old girl in Paris last Friday. The details of how young Lola met her death are too gruesome to describe, but the news that a 24-year-old woman has been charged with the crime has deepened the disbelief. The fact that the woman is an Algerian national, living in France illegally after her student visa expired, has caused an uproar.

For years the ruling class in France has rejected any link between immigration and crime, but slowly the omerta is cracking. Last week a book was published by Didier Lallement, until July the chief of police in Paris. Entitled The Necessary Order, the book is a damning indictment of the lawlessness endemic in the capital, where ‘one out of every two crimes are committed by a foreigner, often in an irregular situation’. This statistic was referenced by Le Pen in her question to Elisabeth Borne.

Those “foreigners” who commit half the crimes in Paris, consist almost entirely of maghrébins, North African Muslims, coming mainly from Algeria and Morocco.

Paris, or at least some of its suburbs, have long had a reputation for disorder, what the French describe as the ‘lost territories of the Republic.. So too has Marseille, where this year 28 people have been shot dead in drug-related killings, usually by men wielding assault rifles. Fifty-five percent of people arrested in Marseille are foreign, according to one government minister.

Those “lost territories of the Republic” are the no-go neighborhoods where an overwhelmingly Muslim population rejects the authority of the state, lives according to its own Islam-based code, and makes life dangerous for the French who still live in, or visit, these neighborhoods. The representatives of the French state now enter these no-go neighborhoods under police protection; the police themselves appear only in force.

In recent years, however, the crime and violence has spread to other towns and cities. Last month a global study ranked France as more dangerous than Mexico in terms of visitor safety, and one city was singled out for its chaos – Nantes. In 2004 Time Magazine described Nantes as the ‘most liveable [sic] city in France’ but it’s now considered more violent than Bogota in Colombia.

In 2016 there were 283 cases of reported rape, assault and harassment in Nantes while in 2021 there were 562, the period when its Socialist mayor took pride in welcoming migrants into the city. Increasingly, women in Nantes are scared to go out after dark and perhaps they’re wise, given the response of mayor Johanna Rolland to last month’s rape. The police, she said, ‘will never be able to prevent a street rape, however terrible…because it is not their job’.

If it is not at present the job of the police “to prevent a street rape,” then it should be made part of their job. Put more state money into expanding the numbers of police, providing them with weapons so they are not outgunned by the criminals, and encouraging a much more aggressive policy of preemptive policing, by making lightening raids into no-go neighborhoods to disrupt criminal networks, especially those that control the drug trade, by seizing both drug hideouts and factories, and malefactors. Pay for more prosecutors and judges, to ensure that sentences are swift.

According to official figures released this month, 41 per cent of people arrested this year in Nantes are foreign. This is a statistic that not even the Socialist city council can duck. One of the deputy mayors, Pascal Bolo, admitted recently: ‘I am not saying that immigration equals delinquency, but too many of these young people are behind the attacks.’

These “foreign” people, these “young people” who are “behind the attacks,” are North Africans. Everyone in Nantes knows it, but it still cannot be said aloud. To specify that would make one vulnerable to charges of “Islamophobia” and, even more idiotically, “racism.” But many more people, following the examples of Eric Zemmour and Marine Le Pen, are now willing to publicly identify the criminals as Muslims.

Violent crime and sexual assaults are also rising fast in Paris, up 30 per cent this year. There are some arrondissements where life is still rosy, but these districts tend to be where the political, cultural and media elite congregate. Elsewhere, life in the capital can be wretched, usually in the working-class districts like those where Lola lived.

The political and media elites of France live in the high-rent areas of Paris — and other cities — sheltered from the wave of Muslim crime that the rest of the population must endure. It has taken those cosseted elites a long time to recognize the problem, but now it has become impossible to avoid talking about it.

Didier Lallement’s prognosis is bleak. Unless France’s uncontrolled immigration is brought under control, he fears the Republic will before long experience a confrontation that will be ‘intense and destructive’.

More than just an “intense and destructive” confrontation, Lallemant has predicted, just like Pierre Bonchand, the former director of the French Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE), a “civil war” in France, pitting Muslims against the indigenous French.

A new immigration bill will be tabled in January, one which the Interior Minister, Gérald Darmanin, promises will address the crisis. But his tough-talking was undermined last month by his president, who said that the best solution to the migrant crisis is to send them to the countryside to repopulate the ageing [sic] villages and towns.

Marine Le Pen retorted that the only place they should be sent is ‘back home.’

The best solution to the migrant – read “Muslim migrant” – crisis, is not to spread Muslims all over rural France, where they will simply multiply, and make life hell for the local French of modest means, but to end Muslim immigration, to immediately enforce all expulsion orders for those in the country illegally, and to pass legislation to make sure that, after serving their sentences, “foreign” (Muslim) criminals are immediately sent back to their countries of origin.

It will come to that. But how much longer will the French have to wait for their own government to adopt policies so sensible and so politically incorrect?

Kansas City: Muslim who worked for Defense Department lied about his contacts with ISIS



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The Defense Department was happy to hire Mohammad Rafi Mohammadi. Doing so proved they weren’t “Islamophobic.” The Defense Department would never dream of hiring an opponent of jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women. That would be “Islamophobic” in their eyes, and the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) would be all over it, with lavish media coverage. And so this happens, and it will get hardly any media coverage at all.

“Kansas City man who worked for DoD lied about contacts with ISIS recruiters: Authorities,” by Bill Lukitsch, Kansas City Star, October 22, 2022:

A Kansas City area man once employed under contract as a translator in Afghanistan for the U.S. Department of Defense is accused of lying about his contacts with two recruiters aligned with the ISIS group that was responsible for the bombing of Kabul’s airport in August 2021, which killed 13 American service members.

Mohammad Rafi Mohammadi was arrested Sunday in Kansas City as part of an investigation led by the FBI’s local field office. He faces one charge in the U.S. District of Kansas of making false statements in reference to obtaining his security clearance, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.

According to an affidavit filed in the case by an FBI agent, Mohammadi sought that clearance for work as a contract linguist, and answered a question falsely on a federal form in August 2019. On that document, Mohammadi denied ever associating “with anyone involved in activities to further terrorism,” court papers say.

Before then, the FBI and federal prosecutors allege Mohammadi sought to provide support for two people who were actively seeking to recruit and train members of ISIS-K, a division of the terrorist organization centered in Afghanistan’s Khorasan province.

Investigators based their conclusions in part on a review of Mohammadi’s public Facebook posts, social media messages, and statements he allegedly made to a confidential informant in 2021. Mohammadi was also interviewed by the FBI in early October.

Among the evidence referenced in support of the criminal charge were records obtained from Western Union that allegedly show Mohammadi wired $2,000 from a branch in Lenexa to a person in Afghanistan with the aim of having $400 given to an ISIS-K recruiter, identified as Individual #1, in May 2018. Authorities allege Mohammadi also shared Facebook posts around the time concerning that person’s arrest by Afghani national security forces….

Proponents Admit Prop 3 Gives Mich. Minors Rights to ‘Reproductive Freedom’



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It appears that the work we’ve been doing here on PJ Media to bring awareness to the outrageously overbroad constitutional amendment in Michigan called Proposition 3 is working. People all over the country are sitting up in alarm after reading what could happen if Michiganders vote yes on the Planned Parenthood and ACLU-funded ballot initiative that would enshrine not only abortion into the constitution but the right for minors to have control over all reproductive-related medical questions including “sterilization.” The amendment is a clear attack on parental rights.

Today, I was targeted by someone calling himself the leading strategist in Michigan behind the Prop 3 initiative. For a leading strategist, he has very poor production skills. Joe Spaulding is the candidate for the Ottawa County Commissioner who thinks he’s very important and right about everything. Despite me spending several hours asking him directly if Prop 3 would include gender transitioning for minors under “sterilization” and “reproductive rights,” he refused to answer and instead claimed my questions were “trans bullying.”

In the following video, he attacks critics of Prop 3 by making a bizarre argument that people want to force 12-year-olds to have the babies of sex traffickers. He completely ignores the concerns of the critics of the amendment who have raised very serious questions about the overbroad nature of the amendment’s language. Will it erase the age of consent? Are minors included? What does sterilization mean? What laws will be invalidated by the amendment? Spaulding doesn’t want to answer any of those questions. Instead, he claims the political right is just lying and we should believe him instead of our experience with sneaky leftists who consistently push through nightmarish laws no one understands until it’s too late.

Related: Michigan Proposition 3 Could Usher in Sex-Change and Abortion Tourism for Minors

He even made a video just for me. I feel very special. Of course, the premise is false. I have never argued against Prop 3 on the basis of religion, although I do think it will threaten religious rights. I have argued against it based on the over-broad and vague language that could be interpreted in many ways that would undermine parental rights and put minors in danger of being taken to Michigan by trans activists for body-destroying surgeries and hormones. The left has already told us they will do this. The question is, do you believe them? Warning: language and bad logic ahead.

While Spaulding doesn’t have many followers on Twitter, another account dedicated to “Vote Yes on Prop 3” with 89,000 followers also attacked me at the same time. During that attack, they admitted that children are included in Prop 3. That was a mistake. They usually don’t say the quiet part out loud. In response to my question about minors including children, Kassandra Seven responded “girls, women, boys, and men,” while claiming it will still protect parental rights. How? If “every individual” has a right to abortion and sterilization, then why would parents be able to overrule a constitutional right? (Spoiler: They wouldn’t.)

Appellate attorney Stephanie Kimbrell told PJ Media, “The plain language of the proposed amendment is so broad with no age limits that even an average lawyer could make the argument that a 15-year-old has a constitutionally protected right to go get sterilized and change her gender at will if she chooses to do so. To ignore that possibility is naive and foolish.”

Nick Rekieta of Rekieta Law agreed that the wording of the amendment is open to wide interpretation. “A plain reading of the statute would suggest that sterilization is sterilization and gender affirmation is different, but it’s ambiguous and that ambiguity leaves an argument,” he told PJ Media. “The paths to get there are present,” he added.

The fact that the operatives on the ground in Michigan took the time to attack me on Twitter tells me a few things. My efforts to alert the public to the dangers of Prop 3 are working. The army of severely underfunded Davids on the ground in Michigan are now picking up stones to fling at the Goliath created by the millions the ACLU and Planned Parenthood poured into Michigan for this amendment, and the giant is getting nervous.

Around the same time a commercial made by Grace Church went viral, the Muslim dads of Dearborn revolted against the pornography in their school libraries. These two events together were more significant than one might think. Within a few days, Grace Church put Arabic subtitles on their Prop 3 commercial, leveraging a critical hole in the armor that Goliath didn’t see. Dearborn’s Muslim voting block just came into play.

[WATCH] Hundreds of Muslims Shut Down School Board Meeting Over LGBTQ+ Book Controversy

Parents of all faiths, creeds, and communities are angry. Leaders of the Vote No on Prop 3 initiative are reaching out to the Dearborn dads and offering their help and support. Dearborn dads are fed up with Democrats in Michigan who brought these indignities to them. Hassan Chami has become a rising star in Dearborn. He’s leading protests against Rashida Tlaib and encouraging the Arab community in Dearborn to vote against “progressives” who are acting against their beliefs.

Michigan has become the battleground for parental rights and it has led to a coalition no one saw coming — Muslims and Christians are uniting against the left. It’s beautiful. In my conversations both on the record and off with the dads in Dearborn, the motivation is strong and deep to change the political direction of Michigan. I’ve never seen people organize so quickly and effectively before. The candidates who pick up the Dearborn community voters are going to get a powerful group of people. I wouldn’t want them organizing against me but I would sure welcome them to my side.

Christen Pollo of Citizens to Support MI Women and Children (send support here) sat down with me for an interview about what Prop 3 could do to the rights of parents in Michigan among other things. And now that parent’s rights organizations know that Dearborn families are worried about the same issues and turning on the Democrats, the unity in Michigan is about to get terrifyingly real for Michigan Democrats. The shift in the air is palpable and the giant is quaking. Take heart. The stones are in the air.


WINNING: Request Granted to Depose Fauci and Other Biden Officials in Censorship Lawsuit



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Today, District Court Judge Terry Doughty granted the National Civil Liberties Alliance’s (NCLA’s) requests for depositions in the censorship lawsuit, State of Missouri ex rel. Schmitt, et al. v. Biden, et al. Earlier interrogatories in this lawsuit identified 45 federal officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the CDC, Dr. Fauci’s NIAID, the Office of the Surgeon General, and others who communicated with social media companies about “misinformation” and censorship.

Now, the plaintiffs will have the opportunity to depose a total of eight Biden officials. The following officials will be required to give depositions: NIAID Director and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci; former White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki; FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan; Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; CDC Chief of the Digital Media Branch Carol Crawford; and Acting Coordinator of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center Daniel Kimmage. The plaintiffs will need to select one of the individuals from the following pairs to depose: Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of White House Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty OR former White House Senior COVID-19 Advisory Andrew Slavitt; and CISA Director Jen Easterly OR CISA official Lauren Protentis.

Jenin Younes, Litigation Counsel at NCLA, and the legal team based the deposition requests on the information obtained in the interrogatories. The plaintiffs believe those named have specific individual details by virtue of their position. For example, CDC Chief of the Digital Media Branch Carol Crawford leads the agency’s digital media activities. Interrogatory responses revealed Crawford was holding regular “Be On the Lookout” meetings with staff from the social media companies. In these meetings, attendees reviewed specific social media posts containing “misinformation.”

In the case of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the plaintiffs seek specific underlying information regarding some communications that are already public. Younes cited the email exchange between Fauci and former NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins discussing a takedown of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration and NCLA clients Drs. Jayanta Bhattacharya and Martin Kulldorff. Fauci also did not complete or sign his own interrogatory as is customary.

Related: Shocking Details Emerge on How Biden’s White House Colluded With Social Media Companies to Censor Americans

Judge Doughty noted this breach of custom in his ruling (emphasis added): “Lastly, Plaintiffs argue that Dr. Fauci’s credibility has been in question on matters related to supposed COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ since 2020. Specifically, the Plaintiffs state that Dr. Fauci has made public statements on the efficacy of masks, the percentage of the population needed for herd immunity, NIAID’s funding of ‘gain-of-function’ virus research in Wuhan, the lab-leak theory, and more. Plaintiffs urge that his comments on these important issues are relevant to the matter at hand and are further reasons why Dr. Fauci should be deposed. Plaintiffs assert that they should not be required to simply accept Dr. Fauci’s ‘self-serving blanket denials’ that were issued from someone other than himself at face value. The Court agrees.”

According to Younes, the lawsuit seeks declaratory and injunctive relief. None of the plaintiffs are seeking a financial award. “The plaintiffs want the court to declare it is a First Amendment violation for the government to be involved in the social media companies’ viewpoint discrimination.” While the case centers on censorship of information related to COVID-19, such a declaration could have broad-reaching implications for censorship of information on other issues in the public square.

Based on continued disclosures in discovery, it has become clear that the federal censorship enterprise is enormous and far-reaching. The plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint names 67 defendants, spanning at least eleven federal agencies and sub-agencies. The decision orders that the depositions get completed in the next 30 days. The defendants can appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court, which may cause a delay.

Recently, the Fifth Circuit has ruled on some meaningful cases. It is the court that struck down President Biden’s vaccine mandate. In NetChoice v. Paxton, it also stayed an injunction against a Texas law that prohibits social media companies with more than 50 million users from engaging in viewpoint censorship by removing it or hiding it. The law also restricts email providers from preventing email transmission under most circumstances. It makes exceptions for content that is obscene, illegal, or that contains malicious code. And it requires covered platforms to provide detailed reports about their content moderation policies.

“For the first time, Dr. Fauci and seven other federal officials responsible for running an unlawful censorship enterprise will have to answer questions under oath about the nature and extent of their communications with tech companies,” Younes declared. “We look forward to learning more about just how far these government actors went in ensuring that Americans heard only one perspective about Covid-19: the government’s.”

GOP Stupid Party: Kevin McCarthy Says GOP Won’t Move to Impeach Biden or Administration Officials



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In America today, we have a two-party system: the Stupid Party and the Evil Party. The Evil Party sets the agenda and pursues its aims relentlessly and ruthlessly; the Stupid Party registers a polite token opposition and then fully agrees to whatever the Evil Party wants, occasionally only arguing that it can implement the Evil Party’s program more effectively than the Evil Party itself. We saw this play out yet again Wednesday when Stupid Party House Leader Kevin McCarthy (S-California) downplayed any talk of impeaching Old Joe Biden or any of his cronies if the Stupids retake the House in the midterm elections. McCarthy is still playing by rules that the Evil Party discarded long ago, and that’s why he and his fellow Stupid Party members keep losing.

McCarthy declared that Americans don’t “like impeachment used for political purposes at all,” and added that “the country wants to heal” and see a “system that actually works.” That means there will be no impeachment proceedings against Biden, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and former Disinformation Governance Board supreme overlord Alejandro Mayorkas, or Gestapo chief Merrick Garland. Leave billions of dollars worth of material in Afghanistan for our enemies to use against us? No problem! Open the Southern border so that untold numbers of criminals and terrorists can waltz right into the country? Hey, we all make mistakes. Sic the woke FBI against parents protesting at school board meetings against the far-Left agenda in public schools? We all can get carried away! Impeachment? Forget it. It wouldn’t be the decent thing to do.

When McCarthy was asked if he saw any grounds for impeaching any officials of this lawless and authoritarian administration, he answered: “I don’t see it before me right now. You watch what the Democrats did – they all came out and said they would impeach before Trump was ever sworn in. There wasn’t a purpose for it. If you spent all that time arguing against using impeachment for political purposes, you gotta be able to sustain exactly what you said.”

Well, sure. There shouldn’t be any impeachment for political purposes. The two impeachments the Democrats perpetrated against Trump were travesties of justice; the framers of the Constitution never intended impeachment to be used as a weapon against a political opponent. But McCarthy’s assumption that any impeachment proceedings that the Republicans bring if they win back the House in November would be politically motivated in the same way is unfounded. What if Biden, or Mayorkas, or Garland actually violated the law? What if they abused their power in persecuting “MAGA Republicans,” purveyors of alleged “disinformation,” and Jan. 6 “insurrectionists”? Could we get any impeachments then?

Related: Whom Should Republicans Impeach First Next Year?

For McCarthy to wave away even the prospect of impeachment as stooping to the Democrats’ level and engaging in politically motivated prosecution is disquieting on several levels. The most immediate one is the fact that there may indeed be impeachable offenses that warrant serious investigation. Secondary but likewise important is the fact that the Republican establishment these days always seems to be adhering to the “decency” and “civility” that was said to be the hallmark of American politics in bygone days while they’re getting their pockets picked. The Democrats have left “decency” and “civility” in the dustbin of history with the old Democrats of whom they used to be proud, such as Andrew Jackson and Thomas Jefferson (who wasn’t actually a Democrat at all, but they used to claim him). The Republicans should indeed not stoop to their level, but having a Republican president smeared, defamed, framed for crimes he didn’t commit, and vilified in the most extravagant terms for four years and then responding by saying they’re going to do the decent thing and not fight back is just asking for it all to happen again.

McCarthy’s party colleagues aren’t all on board. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) said Tuesday: “DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has no integrity and should have already resigned from public office. We will use my impeachment articles and impeach him come January.” Another Arizona Republican, Rep. Paul Gosar, stated Saturday: “Alejandro Mayorkas warrants impeachment for incompetence, dereliction of duty and gross negligence. Most of Biden’s admin comes from Clown World but Mayorkas takes the clown cake.” Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) wrote: “Mayorkas must be impeached. [H]e should have been impeached long before this for a host of reasons.”

Maybe there’s some life in the Stupid Party yet.

Funding our own demise? China’s hypersonic missile program being funded by U.S. taxpayers as Beijing uses specialized tech made by firms Pentagon payrolls~China recruiting and paying big bucks to British current and ex-military pilots



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(Natural News) Once again, China is making serious military advances thanks to American taxpayers and U.S. technology.

As the Pentagon struggles to develop its own hypersonic missile capability, China’s program is far more advanced — by years — and that is thanks in large part to the use of specialized technology obtained from firms funded by the Department of Defense, an explosive new report claims.

“American firms funded by the Pentagon are selling their technology to Chinese companies involved in hypersonic missiles, according to a new analysis,” reported the UK’s Daily Mail.  “Under U.S. law, the sale of American products to China is banned if there is knowledge or even reasonable suspicion that they will be used for developing a missile.”

However, the Washington Post, in a Monday report, noted that it had uncovered several examples of American firms supplying Chinese companies and operations with equipment and/or software, often through the use of middlemen.

The paper’s report notes:

Military research groups at the leading edge of China’s hypersonics and missile programs — many on a U.S. export blacklist — are purchasing a range of specialized American technology, including products developed by firms that have received millions of dollars in grants and contracts from the Pentagon, a Washington Post investigation has found.

The advanced software products are acquired by these military organizations through private Chinese firms that sell them … despite U.S. export controls designed to prevent sales or resales to foreign entities deemed a threat to U.S. national security, the investigation shows. 

Scientists who work in the sprawling network of Chinese military research academies and the companies that aid them said in interviews that American technology — such as highly specialized aeronautical engineering software — fills critical gaps in domestic technology and is key to advances in Chinese weaponry.

“In this case, the American technology is superior — we can’t do certain things without foreign technology,” noted one Chinese scientist who is currently working in a lab at a research university where testing for hypersonic vehicles is conducted. “There isn’t the same technical foundation.”

The Post went on to report that some U.S. companies whose products are being obtained by Chinese military researchers have also received taxpayer-funded grants from the Pentagon to design and produce cutting-edge tech, according to a federal grant program database. So in effect, the DoD is currently subsidizing China’s military technology advances.

“It’s very disturbing because the bottom line is that technology that can be used for military hypersonics was funded by U.S. taxpayers, through the U.S. government, and ended up in China,” Iain Boyd, director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at the University of Colorado at Boulder, told the Post. His institution engages in computational research on hypersonic missiles.

The Post noted further that its reporters “mapped more than 300 sales since 2019 of U.S.-origin technology to dozens of entities involved in China’s hypersonics or missile programs by analyzing contract solicitation and award documents issued by the groups, as well as speaking to six Chinese scientists working in military labs and universities who described almost unfettered access to American technology with applications in the design and testing of missiles.”

Designing and testing hypersonic weapons is expensive and time-consuming. Solving gravitational, flight and other issues require the means to figure out advanced physics problems related to missile flight. But by utilizing American software, the Chinese scientists said, Beijing’s military has managed to trim years off research and development. Not only that, but the U.S. technology China is obtaining related to hypersonics is also useful in other areas where the two countries compete, such as in commercial aerospace.

The Chinese have been stealing (or buying) U.S. military technology since the days Bill Clinton was roaming around the White House. Were it not for that, Beijing’s military would still be large, but only a fraction as capable as it now is.

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China recruiting and paying big bucks to British current and ex-military pilots in ‘threat to UK interests



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Western countries continue to crumble in full view of its enemies. When one looks at globalist leaders and their treasonous actions against their own states and people, such as allowing Black Lives Matter to riot and destroy properties; migrants to break the law by barging into sovereign states and living on the taxpayer dime while posing threats to safety; and Islamic supremacists to shut down the freedom of speech by means of intimidation tactics; it is no wonder that loyalty to the state is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. The actions of “British military pilots to teach the Chinese armed forces how to defeat western warplanes and helicopters” is treasonous. Yet Sky News indicates that the “UK appears powerless to stop recruitment schemes,” despite strong words from the UK Ministry of Defence: “We are taking measures to dissuade current and former pilots from being recruited, and we want to avoid any perception by China that our previous silence on this matter is misinterpreted as our acceptance or approval of this activity.”

China will not view this as “acceptance” or “approval.” China will instead view it as just another opportunity provided by a weak Western country that can be easily manipulated for Communist China’s gain, in much the same way that Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic supremacist interests view the weak, woke West.

CNN reports that the “UK government has warned that current and former British military pilots are being lured to China with large compensation packages to train the country’s armed forces” and that there “was no evidence to suggest that any former UK pilots have passed on any information which would violate the Official Secrets Act.” Yet James Heappey, Britain’s Minister of State for the Armed Forces and Veterans, acknowledged that “there is no secret in their attempt to gain access to our secrets, and their recruitment of our pilots in order to understand the capabilities of our air force.” 

Chances are that China, infamous for its espionage, has already extracted plenty of information that would violate the Official Secrets Act. No one seems to be in control in the UK. Note also that the CNN report indicates that “current” British military pilots, not just former ones, “are being lured.”

“China’s armed forces recruiting dozens of British ex-military pilots in ‘threat to UK interests,’” by Deborah Haynes, Sky News, October 18, 2022:

China has recruited dozens of former British military pilots to teach the Chinese armed forces how to defeat western warplanes and helicopters in a “threat to UK interests”, officials have revealed.

One official said some 30 mainly ex-fast jet but also some helicopter pilots – lured by annual salaries of around £240,000 – are currently in China training pilots for the People’s Liberation Army, in what a defence analyst described as a stunning breach of security.

A retired senior Royal Air Force officer said: “Wow… that is appalling. What were they thinking?”

Beijing is actively trying to hire many more serving and former military pilots and other specialists from across the RAF, the Royal Navy and the British Army as well as personnel from other western nations, the western official said.

The situation is so grave, the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Intelligence service on Tuesday issued a “threat alert” to warn serving and former military personnel against such approaches.

Armed Forces Minister James Heappey told Sky News’ Kay Burley the recruitment of UK pilots to train Chinese counterparts had been a concern within the Ministry of Defence “for a number of years”….

The western official said the recruitment schemes posed “a threat to UK and western interests” and were viewed with “concern and disapproval” by the government.

All British former service personnel, who have accepted jobs to train Chinese military pilots, “are almost certainly enhancing China’s military knowledge and capability,” the official said.

Despite the potential for harm to national security, the UK appears to have been powerless to stop the recruitment schemes or to force the former service personnel, who have accepted jobs in China, to return home – beyond appealing to them.

The official said it was not thought that anyone had breached the Official Secrets Act – which would be a criminal offence.

The Ministry of Defence said it was working to make it much harder for China to poach British military talent.

“We are taking measures to dissuade current and former pilots from being recruited, and we want to avoid any perception by China that our previous silence on this matter is misinterpreted as our acceptance or approval of this activity,” the western official said….

America Has Only 25 Days of Diesel Fuel Left in the Tank

Biden's Diesel Fuel Supply Crisis Could Soon Cripple America in Ways Never Before Seen

BY Ryan Ledendecker


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Oil prices and President Joe Biden’s continued draining of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks, but analysts say a more impactful and serious crisis on the energy front looms: a diesel fuel shortage.

Diesel doesn’t get as much of the limelight as oil and gas, but it should because diesel fuel is the industrial lifeblood of the United States, and the price of diesel alone probably has a more significant impact on inflation and the prices you’re paying at the grocery store over any other factor. Without ample amounts of diesel, semi-trucks don’t move, farms are shut down, and critical manufacturing sectors are crippled.

As Bloomberg noted this week, “The US has just 25 days of diesel supply, the lowest since 2008, according to the Energy Information Administration. At the same time, the four-week rolling average of distillates supplied, a proxy for demand, rose to its highest seasonal level since 2007.”

The Biden administration has remained strangely silent, probably hoping that the dismal news doesn’t hit the mainstream because it’s a total political timebomb waiting to go off, especially as the midterm elections are so close.

Bloomberg noted:

The diesel crunch comes just weeks ahead of the midterm elections and has the potential to drive up prices for consumers who already view inflation and the economy as a top voting issue. Retail prices have been steadily climbing for more than two weeks. At $5.324 a gallon, they’re 50% higher than this time last year, according to AAA data.

Notably, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese recently commented on the emerging crisis. Deese said diesel inventories are “unacceptably low” and added that “all options are on the table,” whatever that means.

Aside from that remark, the White House has done little to nothing about the issue — an issue that could further cripple confidence in the ability of Democrats to lead America through tough times, as they’ve already proven on many occasions over the past two years.

Diesel has also been described as the nation’s “inflation canary,” given that it’s so critically important for everything we need to survive. The bottom line is that without ample supplies and record-high prices for what’s left, Americans will get financially hammered over the winter and into 2023.

Folks, it’s probably going to get really bad out there. The scary part is that the Biden administration doesn’t seem to give a rip.

How bad is this situation truly? Let’s put the pieces together.

We have a historically low supply of diesel fuel, which powers everything that allows us to eat, drink, and live our daily lives. Because of the diminished supply under Biden, we have surging prices, making the cost of hauling goods, farming, and everything else that requires diesel fuel (pretty much everything) higher than ever before, which will cause prices of everything we use and need to increase in the coming months significantly.

Add to that a potentially hard, cold winter for many parts of the country, when heating oil demand will skyrocket, causing prices to soar once again over competition for what’s left in the tank.

I’d say that it’s unbelievable that the Biden administration has let the problem get so bad as to be a potentially crippling crisis for America in the coming months, but it’s not. In fact, it’s quite believable, and it lines up with other jaw-droppingly stupid decisions made by the current White House that many now believe are so bad that they are likely intentional, for whatever sinister reasons.

So, in other words, if you thought prices at the pump, the grocery store, and everything else that affects our lives are high now, you ain’t seen nothing yet, Jack.

If you have the ability and resources to prepare for the worst, it’s probably a good time to start.


Heather Hobbs: Invasion & Child Trafficking at Southern Border

JBS Field Coordinator for eastern Texas Heather Hobbs shares with The New American how border patrol agents have found the bodies of women and children left to die along the border by drug cartels who use them as “insurance.” Ever since the Biden administration changed the policy to keep “families” together, cartels have begun kidnapping and drugging innocent children in Mexico to create the illusion that they are traveling as a family in order to be released within 48 hours in the event they are captured by border patrol. Hobbs also describes seeing buses filled with illegal migrants driving across the border without being stopped. She also explains how cartels intentionally leave dead bodies in the counties of good constitutional sheriffs in order to deplete their financial resources and neutralize them.

Latest America’s Values Survey: Good News and Bad News

Latest America’s Values Survey: Good News and Bad News



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The good news from the latest America’s Values Study undertaken by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University is that nearly all of the nearly 4,000 citizens polled not only think that inflation is going to influence greatly how they vote on November 8, but that their vote will likely reflect their belief that the Democrats are primarily responsible for it.

The bad news is that more and more of those 4,000 are looking to government and not to God for help.

Six in ten of those polled say that inflation, the rising cost of living, food prices and shortages, and oil and gasoline prices will influence how they vote in the midterm elections by “a lot.”

George Barna, the lead pollster, wrote:

Many of the most influential issues in this election are those that highlight publicly perceived failures by the Democrats. The highest-impact issues — specifically, inflation, the cost of food and related shortages, and policies and prices related to gas and oil — all highlight turns for the worse over the past two years, when Democrats have held the White House and both chambers of Congress.

If historical patterns hold true, voters will hold Democrats responsible for those failures. Some four out of five incumbents in the U.S. House and Senate are typically re-elected.

However, there may yet be substantial change in the two federal legislative bodies given the confluence of anger with the condition of America, the historical tendency to replace the prevailing party in mid-term elections, the unusually large number of incumbents not seeking re-election, and the fact that the issues of greatest importance to voters underscore public dissatisfaction with Democrat rule.

But when it comes to issues like morality, the right to life, and the threats to religious liberty by the government, those polled scarcely mentioned them at all. As Barna noted,

Even among the most deeply religious Americans, regardless of their faith of choice, a greater emphasis was placed upon the personal impact of governance choices and public policies. That focus on self, to the exclusion of the community, is a reflection of their syncretistic worldview and the decline of spiritual commitment in America.

Barna holds that the “syncretistic” view held by most Americans — including those who call themselves Christians — is made up of a vast buffet-like array of religious positions rather than the singular Christian faith that informed the Founders of the nation.

Len Munsil, president of Arizona Christian University, noted the resultant decline in morality exposed by the survey:

Religious segments such as born-again Christians and people who regularly attend evangelical churches did not include issues such as abortion, national morals and values, [or] religious freedom in their top-five lists [of influences].

Lindsey Jensen, a brand ambassador for Turning Point USA, noted the trend away from traditional Christianity two years ago:

Without the belief in God or the natural rights given to us by God, the Constitution wouldn’t exist nor could it be upheld….

As Christianity declines, we see that more people in our nation look favorably on the idea of more government involvement. Instead of turning to God or the church, they want the government to solve their problems.

She notes the primary problem — people who call themselves Christians don’t act like it:

Our nation is feeling the repercussions of Christians who “check the box” and attend church but don’t actually want the Word of God to inform their daily life and change the way they live.

Our nation needs the kind of people that reflect Christ in all they do.

This is precisely the point made by America’s 30th president, Calvin Coolidge:

The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.

The good news is that there is likely to be substantial change in Washington following the midterm elections. The bad news is that the necessary cultural shift away from secularism and the “weak Gospel” toward rebuilding a culture based upon historical Biblical Christianity, self-reliance, and individual responsibility remains elusive.

What Iranian Schools Inculcate

Can you guess what is glorified from an early age?



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The Institute for Moderating Peace and Cultural Tolerance in the Middle East, known as IMPACT-se, has just issued a study of the Iranian curriculum and its schoolbooks. It makes for instructive – and frightening — reading. Its findings are reported on here: “Iranian students are also protesting against oppressive educations -opinion,” by Marcus Sheff, Jerusalem Post, October 14, 2022:

In the wake of Mahsa Amini’s death, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will be disappointed that Iranian students are destroying textbooks that carry his image, throwing the pictures into the garbage and trampling them. His disappointment will be particularly acute, as Iran has recently been targeting girls in textbooks by increasing the amount of material celebrating female martyrs.…

Iranian students, especially at the university level, have joined in the nationwide protests, but have also engaged in their own protests in schools by ripping out photographs of the Supreme Leader from their textbooks. It’s their version of shouting “Death to the Dictator!” They are not impressed with the increased coverage of girls and women in the textbooks, which consists of adding material not about girls and women in general, nor about those who are scientists or artists or doctors or lawyers, but is limited to stories about female “martyrs” who died while fighting enemies of the Islamic Republic. These include Houthi girls and women who fought Sunni Muslims in Yemen, girls and women in Lebanon whose husbands were Hezbollah fighters, and who themselves also waged war not just on Israelis, but also on both Lebanese Christians and Sunni Muslims, and female fighters who fought with Shi’a militia in Iraq against Sunni Muslims. That is the only favorable coverage of females that is allowed; any other roles they might have excelled in – as teachers, doctors, artists, professors, researchers – are ignored in the schoolbooks.

From an early age, Iranian children are encouraged to glorify jihad and violence, and to emulate “martyrs.” They are taught that participation in violent jihad against the Infidels – a group which includes all those who oppose the Iranian Revolution, including Sunni Muslims — is the highest and best use of their lives. Such fanaticism is inculcated in young children, and then continues all through their school years, until college.

The United States is the primary antagonist in the ongoing conflict between Islam and imperialism, leading to the prevalence of chants of “Death to America,” and “The Big Satan.” Alongside calls for “Death to Israel,” known in Iran as the “little satan” and the celebration of Hamas rocket fire raining down on the Jewish state, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s instruction that “Israel must be wiped out” now takes on a practical dimension, explaining that Israel’s destruction is achievable with reasonable effort and investment. In fact, the destruction of Israel is portrayed as a key condition for the world’s salvation.

The disappearance of Israel is taught in Iranian schools as a condition precedent to the world achieving salvation, which can only happen when the Iranian Shi’a version of Islam is accepted everywhere, by Sunni Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Once Israel is no more, the Hidden Imam can re-emerge as the Mahdi, and bring salvation to the world.

The pursuit of Iranian hegemony in the Arab Middle East is a vital goal: students learn that the world is divided between followers of Iran’s global revolution and those infidels who oppose it. They are taught that foreign militia members are now part of the Iranian regime. Our report pointed out that this likely means the regime may be inclined to use Arab militias to crush Iranian protesters, a fact which, sadly, was precisely what came to fruition. For the Iranian curriculum, enemies – Iranians and non-Iranians – are those who oppose the Khomeini revolution and friends – Iranians and foreign militiamen – are those who follow the path of the revolution.

Just as Muslims are taught to see the world as uncompromisingly divided between Muslims and Unbelievers, between Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb, Shi’a Iran teaches its young that there is an even more important division, and the only meaningful one, which is that between those who support Shi’a Islam and the Iranian Revolution, and all those – Infidel or Muslim – who oppose it. The Iranian revolution welcomes the support of its Arab allies and proxies, including the Houthis in Yemen, the Kataib Hezbollah militias in Iraq, the Alawites of Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. In suppressing the current protestors in Iran, Tehran has been using some Arab militia members to help suppress the protesters, believing the Arabs are more willing to use live fire; the government fears that some Iranian troops, out of sympathy with their fellow Persians, might be more reluctant to inflict such violence on their fellow Persians. Hence the decision to make limited use of Arab militias to help suppress the protests.

The Iranian government has taken note of the protesters shouting against the Iranian regime’s expenditure of money, men, and materiel, in conflicts in Arab states. The protesters’ slogans include, pointedly, “Death to Palestine!” and “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, I Give My Life for Iran!” That is why the regime has added to its curriculum, and to its schoolbooks, material justifying Iran’s expensive wars in Arab lands (Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon), claiming their successful outcome will enhance Iran’s security, and what’s more, will allow Iran to control much of the world’s energy supply that is shipped through the Gulf, by controlling the Strait of Hormuz and even the Suez Canal. That last claim is hard to take, for it is unclear how Iran could “control” the Suez Canal, unless Iran somehow managed to promote a successful coup against El-Sisi and the installation in Egypt of a Muslim Brotherhood government much more favorable to Iran.

In the encouragement of political subversion of neighboring Arab states, there is a clear explanation as to whom this is directed against. Bahrain is described as illegitimate. Advocacy is dedicated to uprisings against puppet governments in the Middle East in the hopes of advancing what the textbooks laud as the school of Hajj Qassem Soleimani.

Bahrain is singled out by Iran for condemnation as “illegitimate” because Bahrain’s ruler is Sunni, but the Bahraini population is 70% Shi’a; Iran has already been sending arms to Shi’a in Bahrain, in the hopes of a successful uprising but so far the Bahraini government, aided by both Saudi and Pakistani Sunni troops, has crushed all incipient attempts at rebellion Saudi Arabia is also depicted by Teheran as an enemy of Iran, which it is, because Iran has been encouraging attacks by its proxy Houthis, using drones and missiles, on Saudi oil installations and airbases, and as a “puppet” of the Great Satan, which it clearly is not, as the latest Saudi-American contretemps over cuts to oil production makes clear.

THIS YEAR, the Iranian curriculum includes passages commemorating the martyrdom of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) late terror master Soleimani, while Iraqi-Iranian terror leader Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis is depicted as a model martyr of the Islamic World in a passage that is part of an entire chapter focused on exporting Iran’s revolution.

The Iranian curriculum celebrates two terror masters who were killed by the Americans — the IRGC’s head, Qassem Soleimani, and another terror leader, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, each of them “the very model of a modern major terrorist” (with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan). These are the people – not scientists or artists – whom Iranian children are being taught to admire and to emulate.

Iran’s militia doctrine and, implicitly, Iran-induced turmoil in places such as Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Gaza, are explained to students as contributing to the preservation of Iran’s internal security. The act of jihad is integral for defending Iran from invaders, fighting Iranian insurgents and supporting militias against the rival regional powers of Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Iranian students are told that Iran’s role In supporting proxies and a allies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Gaza is a way to keep enemies from wreaking chaos and undermining the regime in Iran itself; those enemies are being fought against, instead, far from Iran. If Iran is to be free from invaders, it has to keep its foreign enemies off-balance as, for example, the Iran-backed Houthis do to Saudi-backed forces in Yemen, or as Hezbollah, directed by Tehran, has achieved through constant threats to northern Israel.

Interestingly, the curriculum expresses admiration for the Muslim Brotherhood and its founder, Hassan Al-Banna, while conspiracy theories abound, including a tenth-grade textbook on “Defense Preparation” teaching the false claim that Saudi Arabia and the US created ISIS to sabotage Iran.

The initial surprise over Shi’a Iran praising the Uber-Sunni Muslim brotherhood should have dissipated by now. The Muslim Brotherhood is admired for the fanaticism of its members, if not for the exact nature of its ideology (ideologically the MB and the Islamic Republic are not on the same page); Iran’s hatred of Egypt’s El-Sisi is so great that it is willing to support his regime’s greatest threat, the MB. Furthermore, the Gaza branch of the MB, Hamas, is supported by Iran because of the excellent work it has done in killing so many Israeli civilians, and thereby terrorizing many more. Presumably that allows Iran to consider the MB, and its founder Hassan al-Banna, as not enemies but ideological brothers, who even if they remain Sunni Muslims are acting just as the Supreme Leader would have them.

Familiar antisemitic tropes are a feature of the Iranian curriculum, including that Jews control the media, and that Jewish tribes have conspired and collaborated with enemies of Islam. Iran’s Arab neighbors are portrayed as servants of Jewish and colonial interests. Wars in the region are driven by Zionist aims to incite strife among Muslims, and Arab leaders are portrayed as ignorant and extremist Muslims sought out by America, Israel and the West to slander Islam. Jews and Sunni Muslims are, it is taught, working together to operate against all Shiites. Similarly, Jews are depicted as the enemies of the nascent Islamic nation and government.

The belief that “Jews control the media” must be a bit hard to swallow, even for many Iranians who have access to the Internet, given the consistently critical treatment of Israel in the world’s mainstream media, but it fits the narrative that the antisemitic ayatollahs want to present to the world. The Arabs opposed to Iran, such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain, do so not because they are being manipulated by the diabolically clever Israelis, but because they have suffered from Iran’s aggression. The Saudis and Emiratis don’t like having the Iran-backed Houthis shooting missiles and drones at their oil installations, and the Sunni ruler of Bahrain doesn’t like Iranian agents whipping up the 70% of the Bahraini population that is Shi’a against his rule. Israel had nothing to do with the understandably hostile reaction of Arab states to Iran’s behavior.

The characteristics of Iran’s educational system must be factored into any assessment of the regime’s future plans and intentions. The curriculum provides us with a blueprint for the regime’s goals, values and worldview. In 2016, we argued that the curriculum was then limited in its power to widely influence students due to overly mystical dimensions, but that it would nevertheless be welcomed by hard-core loyalists. The curriculum has changed and now poses a very direct threat that must be taken seriously.

Apparently there is less of what Marcus Sheff describes as “mystical dimensions” to the current curriculum. I assume this means less attention to Shi’a theological doctrine, such as the re-emergence at the End of Time of the Hidden Imam as the Mahdi, which will come only after Israel disappears, and to other aspects of Twelver Shi’a chiliasm, and more about concrete ways to increase students’ support for Shia Islam hatred for the those opposed to the Iranian Revolution.

The Iranian regime no longer seeks unanimous support among its citizens. After three large-scale protests in 2009, 2017, and 2019, the regime’s rulers have felt the ground shifting under its feet, and want to shore up support among not all Iranians – now recognized to be an impossible task — but among a sufficient number of them. As the IMPACT-se report says, they want to shore up support among “enough clerics, military commanders, soldiers, scientists, technicians and other elements of Iranian society vital to the revolution.” Unfortunately for the regime, the current protests, that have now entered their second month and show no signs of abating, suggest that it’s too late; that too many Iranians, especially young adults, are deeply disaffected and not inclined to make peace with the regime.

Meanwhile, as the IMPACT-se report on Iranian schoolbooks and curricula makes clear, the regime is brainwashing a new generation of students, hoping that this time the effects will not be undone by disaffected parents and subversive websites. The contents of those schoolbooks are appalling. They describe, and proscribe, a world divided uncompromisingly between supporters of the Iranian Revolution, and everyone else, including Sunni Muslims. These books teach jihad and violence to children, beginning in the first grade. The texts insist that only after Israel disappears will the Hidden Imam reappear as the Mahdi, and bring salvation to the world. What kind of peace is possible with a regime that teaches such things, and what kind of Iran deal would ever be kept by such a country, its rulers in thrall to such crazed beliefs?

Biden Raids Strategic Petroleum Reserve Again in Pre-election Political Move

Biden Raids Strategic Petroleum Reserve — Again — in Pre-election Political Move

Biden announces the release of 15 million barrels of oil from strategic petroleum reserve

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Biden selling Strategic Petroleum Reserve decision makes no sense:

Senate Energy Committee member Roger Marshall addressed the president releasing millions of barrels of oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve on 'Mornings with Maria.'



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With the midterm elections only three weeks away, Team Biden has decided to raid the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) again, apparently in the hopes of driving down fuel prices sufficiently so that voters won’t take revenge against Democrats at the polls. The SPR was established to serve as a supply of fuel in times of emergency — as in war and other major disruptions — not as a tool to lower fuel prices for political gain.

This past March, President Biden announced that he would be releasing 180 million barrels of oil from the SPR at one million barrels per day. One of the beneficiaries of that move is Communist China, which sucked up nearly a million SPR barrels, even though Biden claimed the releases would go to help American consumers at the pump. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is now at its lowest point in forty years, as the possibilities of war loom all about us, and our energy sector is in shambles, thanks to the Biden administration’s anti-energy policies. Now the president is selling off an additional 15 million barrels of SPR oil.

Speaking from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on October 19, the president announced that he was authorizing the release of another 15 million barrels of oil from the SPR as a “critical step” to reduce prices. He also attempted to deflect blame from his own energy policies by blaming the oil and gas companies for America’s energy woes. “My message to all companies is this: You’re sitting on record profits. And you’re and we’re [sic] giving you more certainty. So you can act now to increase oil production,” he said.

This is typical Biden scapegoatism. First, he blamed Vladimir Putin for shortages and high prices. Last year he blamed mom-and-pop gas station owners, warning them against gouging customers at the pump. He blamed struggling gas station owners again in September of this year. “Bring down the prices you’re charging at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. Do it now. Do it now. Not a month from now — do it now,” he demanded.

But the blame goes to Biden. When he came into the White House, America was flush with oil and natural gas, a near-miraculous turnabout resulting from President Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again energy policies. Not only had we, in a few short years, become largely energy independent, but we were also exporting oil and gas. President Trump unleashed American energy producers from the oppressive policies of the Obama-Biden administration, enabling them to tap our abundant natural resources.

Biden changed all that. As one of his first actions in office, he canceled the permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline — and boasted about it. He froze U.S. oil and gas leases and permits. He slammed oil refineries with harsh regulations that are putting many smaller refineries out of business. He continued the Obama-Biden war on coal. He insists that we must get rid of fossil fuels altogether and switch over to “renewables.” He has reversed the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the United Nations Paris Agreement on global warming and is flogging the UN’s climate hysteria for all it’s worth.

Winter Blackouts for New England Add to Woes at the Pump

Not only is the “Biden effect” reflected in unprecedented gasoline and diesel prices, it may soon be felt in rolling electrical blackouts and freezing homes due to shortages of liquefied natural gas (LNG). “New England power producers are preparing for a potential strain on the grid this winter as a surge in natural-gas demand abroad threatens to reduce supplies they need to generate electricity,” The Wall Street Journal reported on October 17.

“New England, which relies on natural-gas imports to bridge winter supply gaps, is now competing with European countries for shipments of liquefied natural gas, following Russia’s halt of most pipeline gas to the continent,” the Journal continued. “Severe cold spells in the Northeast could reduce the amount of gas available to generate electricity.”

“Should LNG supplies dwindle during a harsh winter,” reports the Daily Caller, “states like Massachusetts and Connecticut could struggle to generate electricity as a substantial amount of fuel supply will be used to heat homes, according to the region’s grid operator Independent Systems Operator New England (ISO NE).”

The Biden albatross will not help midterm Democratic candidates: spiraling fuel prices, spiraling inflation, spiraling violent crime rates, spiraling border invasion, spiraling DOJ/FBI political attacks on Middle America, spiraling Covid vaccine deaths, and spiraling global tensions equal downward-spiraling Biden approval ratings. The spirals have Biden’s White House handlers and the Democratic Party in panic mode. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve selloff (a national security sellout) is a desperate move, but it is not likely to salvage many votes. Team Biden and their promoters will have to resort to more 2020-style election “irregularities” to avoid getting crushed on November 8.

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Iran: Christian activist forced to strip, says Islamic regime uses sexual violence against female protestors

'We Have Lost Patience, Want Revolution' Says Iranian Activist Mary Mohammadi; Interview




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The idea is to humiliate and degrade them, and by raping them, to deny them a place in paradise, for in Islam it is entirely the woman’s responsibility to prevent a man from being tempted (hence the hijab, chador, niqab, burqa), and if he is tempted anyway, it’s her fault.

“Exclusive: ‘Was forced to strip, govt uses sexual violence against female protesters,’ says Iranian Christian activist,” by Annu Kaushik, Firstpost, October 17, 2022:

In 2020, Mary Mohammadi was taken to a detention center near Iran’s capital Tehran. Officials told her that her hair was visible.

In the basement of the all-female detention center, Mary was forced to strip.

“If my hair is a problem, is it not a problem to force me to take off all my clothes? Is this Islamic?,” Mary told Firstpost in an exclusive conversation.

The incident was part of the sexual violence that the regime has been using to suppress female protesters and activists, Mary said.

“During protests, security personnel touch female demonstrators inappropriately. They want to make women fearful of stepping out,” she said.

24-year-old Mary has been on the radar of Iranian officials for several reasons. Born to a Muslim family, she converted to Christianity in 2017.

Christian converts and other religious minorities like the Bahais are not recognised in Iran.

Over the last few years, Mary has faced persecution from the authorities in the form of arrests and interrogations due to her faith as well as activism.

The personnel who transferred her to the detention center in 2020 belonged to the morality police which is currently in the eye of the storm due to the death of Mahsa Amini which has triggered nationwide protests in Iran.

But it’s not just the morality police who target women for not wearing the mandatory hijab or a head scarf or wearing it improperly.

According to Mary “radical Muslims do it too.”

In 2019, Mary was on a bus in Tehran. It was a hot day and she had taken off her hijab. Suddenly a fully veiled woman approached Mary and asked her to cover her hair.

“When I refused, an argument ensued during which the woman attacked me & my face was left bloodied,” Mary said.

The activist somehow managed to take the woman to the police station. According to Mary, the officers dissuaded her from filing a complaint and even threatened her with arrest.

“They (police) were very kind to that woman. They let her go at 10 pm but kept me in custody till 3 am,” she added.

“Radical Muslims can even attack minorities in public because the regime is behind them,

“Islamic hijab is mandatory in Iran even for non-Muslims. I am a Christian but I must wear hijab,” she said.

Mary’s activism and faith also took a personal toll. Without giving any reason, her university barred her from appearing in exams.

But what was more hurtful for Mary was the treatment meted out to her by a former employer who was also a close friend.

“The gymnast training center where I worked was shut down during the COVID lockdown. I kept asking my employers when I can return and they told me and they are still closed,” Mary said.

One day, the activist turned up at the center unannounced and saw that it was fully operational.

Mary was not given her job back and believes that her employer and the university faced pressure from the authorities.

Constant threats that Mary said were from the authorities forced her to flee Iran in February 2022. The activist who is currently living in the US told Firstpost that in her home country security forces “continue to use sexual violence in the ongoing protests.”…

Whistleblower set to blow up Joe Biden’s presidency, linking him to son Hunter’s shady business deals

Image: Whistleblower set to blow up Joe Biden’s presidency, linking him to son Hunter’s shady business deals



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(Natural News) As bad as Joe Biden’s presidency has been thus far, it’s about to get a whole lot worse.

In a letter to federal law enforcement officials last week, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) noted that the FBI is likely in possession of “significant, impactful, and voluminous evidence” of “potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden,” Joe Biden’s brother.  Moreover, he added, the president himself “may have been involved.”

The letter, sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss — who is running the ongoing criminal investigation into Hunter Biden — contained whistleblower allegations that relate to Hunter and James Biden’s dealings with CEFC China Energy, an energy conglomerate linked to the Chinese government. In addition, the documents also relate to Hunter Biden’s ‘work’ on the board of Ukrainian gas giant Burisma Holdings, according to the Washington Examiner, which obtained a copy of Grassley’s letter.

The Iowa Republican said his staff “reviewed the unclassified records” that support claims made by the whistleblower.

“Based on recent protected disclosures to my office, the FBI has within its possession significant, impactful, and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden,” Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote.

Included in the evidence that Grassley cited is an interview the FBI conducted in October 2020 with former Biden family business associate Tony Bobulinski. In his letter, Grassley said that Bobulinski told federal agents that Hunter Biden and James Biden were working with foreign nationals linked to the Chinese Communist Party on “potential business deals and investments while Joe Biden was Vice President; however, that work remained intentionally uncompensated while Joe Biden was Vice President.”

“The information provided by Mr. Bobulinski formed a sufficient basis to open a full field investigation on pay-to-play grounds; however, it is unclear whether the FBI did so and whether the information is part of the ongoing criminal investigation by U.S. Attorney Weiss,” Grassley said.

CEFC China Energy is a now-defunct but one-time multi-billion dollar company that was founded by Ye Jianming, a business tycoon who has since disappeared in China. Hunter and James Biden attempted to work out several deals with him before he disappeared, receiving millions of dollars in cash and gifts in the process. Also, as reported by the New York Post prior to the 2020 stolen election, Hunter Biden said in one email that 10 percent of everything he took in was “reserved for the big guy,” whom Bobulinski identified as Joe Biden.

“The evidence within the FBI’s possession that I am referencing is included, in part, in a summary of Tony Bobulinski’s October 23, 2020, interview with FBI agents,” Grassley’s letter states. “In that interview, Mr. Bobulinski stated that the arrangement Hunter Biden and James Biden created with foreign nationals connected to the communist Chinese government included assisting them with potential business deals and investments while Joe Biden was Vice President; however, that work remained intentionally uncompensated while Joe Biden was Vice President. After Joe Biden left the Vice Presidency, the summary makes clear that Hunter Biden and James Biden worked with CEFC and affiliated individuals to compensate them for that past work and the benefits they procured for CEFC.”

The Washington Examiner adds:

Republicans have scrutinized Hunter Biden’s partnership with Jianming and his top lieutenant, Patrick Ho, who was sentenced to three years in prison in March 2019 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The case against Ho revealed that some evidence had been obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Hunter Biden struck a $1 million legal retainer agreement with Ho following his arrest. The president’s son referred to Ho as the “f***ing spy chief of China” in a recording dated May 11, 2018.

“The FBI has within its possession a different document, dated in October 2020, but referencing events that occurred years before. That document indicates that in May 2017 — approximately three months after the joint venture was hatched in Miami and the same month it was officially formed — Hunter Biden yelled at CEFC officials at a meeting for failing to fund the joint venture,” Grassley also wrote. “That same document notes that as of July 2017 the money still had not been transferred and James Biden considered calling CEFC officials and threatening to withdraw Biden family support from future deals.”

Grassley concluded his letter with a criticism of the FBI and the Justice Department.

“It is unclear whether the FBI followed normal investigative procedure to determine the truth and accuracy of the information or shut down investigative activity based on improper disinformation claims in advance of the 2020 election. … It is also unclear whether U.S. Attorney Weiss has performed his own due diligence,” he wrote.

Sources include:

Leftists Can’t Stand It When They Can’t Control Speech



Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Elon Musk’s attempts to buy Twitter have grabbed headlines for months now, and Kanye West’s pending purchase of Parler has been a watercooler topic this week too.

Because both Musk and West aren’t of the left — I hesitate to call either one of them conservative — leftists are freaking out at the idea of these men taking over social media platforms (even less prominent ones like Parler).

A new article over at the Daily Beast doesn’t even bother to conceal the left’s disdain for non-wokes buying social media outlets. Jared Holt and Tim Squirrell — we’ll explore who they are in a minute — drip with contempt for anything that isn’t of the far left.

A past-his-prime rap star moving to buy a third-tier social media site—run by the husband of his far-right conspiracy theorist friend Candace Owens—is not a sign of tidal change in online influence. But as a slew of red-pilled billionaires with a yen for authoritarianism (Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, former President Donald Trump) chisel their way into the social media market, it’s even more urgent to assess the power and influence that’s consolidated at the top levels of these companies.

These private organizations serve, in great part, as our public squares, and yet there is almost no public oversight over how these companies are run.

And just as we have little reason to believe Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey are truly acting with the public’s interests in mind, we have no reason to trust that West will use Parler in a way that will make it any less destructive, nor Musk with Twitter, Thiel with Rumble, or Trump with Truth Social. All of them claim to be making these investments, in part, to defend “free speech,” which is the natural conclusion to a false narrative alleging that mainstream platforms are engaging in systemic censorship against the voices of conservatives. To the surprise of no one, this means far-right disinformation-peddling voices will benefit.

Nope. No nuance there.

Related: NBC ‘Dystopia Beat’ Reporter (No, Really) Loses His Mind Over Elon Musk Buying Twitter

But there’s one quote, in particular, that should really get your attention.

“A tech bro billionaire or an unhinged rapper dabbling in antisemitism can make decisions that change history—without democratic oversight,” Holt and Squirrell write (emphasis added). “Researchers of misinformation and extremism have pleaded with the heads of these companies for years to be allowed to access internal data so that they can more accurately diagnose problems. But they’re most often met with shrugs and silence.”

“Democratic oversight.” These two want government regulation and for leftists who traffic in “misinformation and extremism” to get their grubby hands on social media companies. What they want is control and the ability to censor what they don’t like.

(By the way, we do need to address Kanye West’s antisemitism, but that’s another topic for another day.)

Now, let’s talk about who Holt and Squirrell are. They’re actually the people they think should have their noses in your social media business. In Holt’s Twitter bio, he refers to himself as “Senior research manager @ISDglobal [Institute for Strategic Dialogue] on US hate and extremism, while Squirrell handles communications for ISD and has “Extremism, terrorism, conspiracy, internet horrors” in his Twitter bio.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue sounds like a reasonable organization, doesn’t it? But it ain’t. Glenn Greenwald, no conservative himself, calls Holt, Squirrell, and their organization out in a tweet thread.

“There’s a huge number of people like this who present themselves just as nice liberal social media personalities who, in fact, are funded by every establishment center of power and, especially, Western security agencies,” Greenwald continues. “Why? Because their only job is to agitate for censorship.”

Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Institute for Strategic Dialogue

“Their media counterparts are the employees of large media corporations whose *only function* is to target, threaten and expose ordinary people whose crime is expressing dissent from establishment orthodoxies,” Greenwald adds. “This new brand of media employee never targets power. They serve it. These are the most dangerous people, absolute menaces, in media.”

Related: Kanye West to Buy Parler, Vows to Protect ‘Controversial’ Conservative Opinions

He then goes on to call out “disinformation” and “tech” reporters like Ben Collins, Taylor Lorenz, and others.

“These people are the literal opposite of what journalism is supposed to be,” Greenwald points out. “Their only purpose is to monitor the internet to find and punish ordinary people whose views they believe should be prohibited because they deviate from establishment decrees. They are censorship agents.”

Holt and Squirrell are of a piece with these “journalists.” Yet the Daily Beast gave them a platform to call for “meaningful regulation” of social media because “these platforms are untrustworthy and unaccountable to the public” when the far left isn’t quashing opinions that don’t fit their narrative.

The left doesn’t like it when we tell the truth about them. That’s why they go after us. Opinion journalists call themselves fact-checkers and label anything as “false” that doesn’t go along with The Narrative™. Just look at our page on Wikipedia, and you’ll find all sorts of smears because we don’t go along with what the left thinks we should say.

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