First we must go back to when the withdraws were ordered by President Trump. President Trump has previously said he wants “all” troops home by Christmas 2020. The withdrawal should be finished by 15 January, US media reported, just days before Mr Biden’s inauguration as president. America’s top envoy to the multinational military coalition to defeat ISIS admitted in a recent interview that he routinely lied to senior government officials about U.S. troops levels.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” outgoing diplomat Jim Jeffrey told Defense One reporter Katie Bo Williams in an interview. The Pro-Biden Department of Defense wanted to hold off the exit until Biden was in office so he could take credit for ending the forever wars. This backfired bigly as a result of Biden’s incompetence.
Rarely has an American president’s predictions been so wrong, so fast, so convincingly as President Biden on Afghanistan. Usually military operations and diplomacy are long; the outcomes, foggy. Not here.
Flashback: Just five weeks ago, President Biden assured Americans: “The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”
- In April, Biden said: “We will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit. We’ll do it responsibly, deliberately, and safely.”
Yesterday, the Taliban is entering the Afghanistan capital, Kabul, “from all sides,” a senior Afghan official told Reuters. Jalalabad, the last major city besides the capital not held by the Taliban, fell yesterday.
- Afghan forces surrendered Bagram Air Base, the Grand Central of America’s longest war, Kabul, The US Embassy, And the Afghan Palace to the Taliban Today.
The Taliban will soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Kabul, an official for the militant group says. That was the name of the country under the Taliban government ousted by U.S.-led forces in 2001. On the 20 Year anniversary of 9/11 the Taliban will be in more control of Afghanistan than they were when 9/11 happened.
How Did Biden Allow This To Happen?
President Joe Biden planed to withdraw the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, 20 years to the day after the al Qaeda attacks that triggered America’s longest war.
The disclosure of the plan came on the same day that the U.S. intelligence community released a gloomy outlook for Afghanistan, forecasting “low” chances of a peace deal this year and warning that its government would struggle to hold the Taliban insurgency at bay if the U.S.-led coalition withdraws support.
Biden’s decision would miss the May 1st deadline for withdrawal agreed to with the Taliban by his predecessor Donald Trump. The insurgents had threatened to resume hostilities against foreign troops if that deadline was missed. This gave the Taliban time to begin planning and preparing their dash for the capitol of Afghanistan. Using the disorganization of a drawn out withdraw to their advantage. Trump’s May 1st Deadline could have avoided ALL CONFLICT. The Taliban did not carry out a single attack until after May 1st. Meanwhile Biden did not even begin the withdraw until May 1st. Biden directly put troops in harms way.
Less than 40 Days ago Biden said there is no circumstance where the Taliban would take over. Despite his own intelligence community telling him everyday it was now inevitable. Biden denied the reality of this even when asked by reporters.
Essentially the message the Taliban get from this is that America has their guard down. The Afghanistan government let their guard down because Biden claimed the Taliban stood no chance.
“Do I trust the Taliban? No,” Mr. Biden said. “But I trust the capacity of the Afghan military, who is better trained, better equipped and more competent in terms of conducting war.”
But in the last seven days, the single most stunning week in two decades of war, that military collapsed. Vital cities fell to the Taliban one after another. A sense of panic has taken hold. The Americans, who for years trained the Afghan forces and fought alongside them to hold off the Taliban, are evacuating most of the embassy in Kabul, the capital.
The brutal campaign by the Taliban to recapture the country gained ground earlier this year, when officers in rural outposts began to surrender. It picked up steam almost immediately after American troops began to withdraw, on May 1, and it has only accelerated since.
To no one but Biden supporters surprise the Taliban stayed true to their word and when the May 1st deadline was not met they began taking over cities and bases.
As the Taliban attacked cities across the country, it was clear that government forces were exhausted, disorganized and, without American support, overmatched. Many cities collapsed without a shot being fired as forces surrendered or fled.
The Afghanistan Government is now in control of NO MAJOR CITIES. The Taliban became stronger as time went since Afghanistan Military members surrendered or joined them. The Taliban has also secured an untold amount of American weapons in their take over.
Here is how the Taliban took over most of the country since the United States started its withdrawal:
The Taliban consolidated its control of major highways, levying taxes on motorists. It seized several border crossings and appropriated custom duties. And it intensified an assassination campaign, killing government officials, human rights and civil society activists, police officers, journalists and religious scholars.
Less than 3 days ago Biden’s administration was still covering up the severity of the situation. This led to citizens in Kabul believing they had much more time than they did. Less than 36 hours after the 90 day claim Kabul had fallen and a Taliban flag was raised above the US Embassy.
This led to thousands of troops and American citizens becoming trapped in Kabul thinking they had more time.
Fall Of Kabul Timeline:
3 days Ago
- US Intelligence Covers For Biden – Tells Kabul They have 90 days
- Taliban Takes All But 2 cities
- 1 Airport remained in friendly control (Kabul Airport)
2 Days Ago:
- At the Kabul airport, expected to be a focal point in the coming days, 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers began arriving alongside 600 British soldiers to evacuate their diplomats and citizens.
- The mission they’ve been assigned “is to support the State Department’s reduction in personnel by the end of the month, so that’s what we’re focused on,” said spokesperson John Kirby. “That’s the timeline we’re focused on.”
- 2 Days ago still claiming they had until the end of the month to get out.
1 Day Ago:
- The President’s authorization of 5,000 troops on Saturday included 1,000 who are already on the ground in country, according to a defense official. A battalion of 1,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division were redirected to Kabul, instead of their original standby position in Kuwait. The Pentagon had previously announced 3,000 additional troops were on their way, the defense official said.
- The US Embassy began moving operations to the airport in preparations for the Embassy to fall
- U.S. Officials made it very easy for the Taliban to pick the last remaining airport as a primary target
- Taliban Only 6 Miles from Embassy
- U.S. forces evacuated diplomatic personnel by military helicopter from the embassy compound to the airport in Kabul.
- The State Department urged U.S. citizens in Afghanistan to shelter in place citing reports of sporadic gunfire in At Kabul Airport.
- Flights in and out had to be stopped.
- In another apparent concession, the Associated Press and Reuters reported Sunday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani flew out of his country. CNBC has confirmed these reports.
- Taliban have taken control of the Embassy and the Palace
Happening Right Now
Chaos at Kabul airport: Hundreds want to leave Afghanistan and are panicking. Gunshots can be heard. No security Remains at the airport. There is now no way of Afghanistan for the Embassy staff or the American troops. Biden’s lack of action has stranded American’s in harms way on the other side of the planet.
As I am writing this more troops have arrived. Now over 6,000 Troops in harms way.
In addition the pentagon just announced MORE troops will be sent.
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon authorised another 1,000 troops to help evacuate US citizens and Afghans who worked for them from Kabul, a US official said on Sunday (Aug 15), after the embassy warned the security situation at the city’s airport was changing quickly.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the addition brings the total number of troops in Afghanistan temporarily to 6,000. The soldiers would come from the 82nd Airborne Division, which had been on standby.
Biden may have restarted a war. Evacuations and withdraws should have been done MONTHS AGO!
President Trump Just released this statement:
Congressman Ted Lieu has a son enrolled at Stanford, according to his social media profile. Lieu’s congressional campaign from early 2016 to mid-2018 donated $50,146 to Stanford University — $50,000 of that in two donations over nine months through the beginning of 2018.
Now, it appears one of Lieu’s sons is enrolled at Stanford, entering as a freshman this month — or at least that’s what his son’s social media account says.
More than two years ago, Jennifer Van Laar at the blog Red State noted how odd it was for a congressional campaign to donate $50,000 to a university. Even if Lieu, an alumnus, feels compelled to give back to his alma mater, that doesn’t seem like an appropriate use of campaign funds.
As explained by the FEC, “Campaign committees can give gifts to charity. The amount donated to a charitable organization cannot be used for purposes that personally benefit the candidate.”
Now that we know Ted Lieu’s son was admitted to Stanford after these donations, the speculation bubbled up about some sort of influence, with references to “Varsity Blues,” the scandal in which Stanford officials apparently took bribes (all much larger than $50,000 to be sure) in exchange for admitting the children of the well connected.
When one Twitter account tweeted about this today, alleging impropriety, the account was suspended shortly after.
- WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT
- Hunter Biden claims Russian drug dealers stole another one of his laptops for blackmail while he was drugged out in a Vegas hotel room in 2018
- Video obtained by DailyMail.com shows Hunter with a naked hooker in 2019 after filming a sex tape and explaining how he believed his laptop was stolen
- Hunter left the camera rolling as he recounted a Las Vegas bender in which he spent ’18 days going round from penthouse suite to penthouse suite’
- The incident would mean Hunter lost a total of three computers, each likely to hold sensitive information on President Joe Biden
- The laptops contain embarrassing pictures, videos and communications of the president’s son
- ‘They have videos of me doing this,’ he said, referring to the filmed sex he just finished. ‘They have videos of me doing crazy f***ing sex f***ing, you know’
- Hunter’s claims also raise the possibility that he was targeted as a vulnerable conduit to Joe Biden as part of a foreign intelligence operation
The alleged incident would mean Hunter lost a total of three computers – the first abandoned at a Delaware computer store and the second seized by federal agents – each likely to hold sensitive information on President Joe Biden and the embarrassing pictures, videos and communications of his son.
The third laptop still appears to be missing – and was taken by Russian drug dealers after they partied with Hunter in Vegas, he told a prostitute in a conversation caught on camera.
After filming himself having sex with the woman using his laptop in January 2019, Hunter left the camera rolling as he recounted a Vegas bender in which he spent ’18 days going round from penthouse suite to penthouse suite,’ sometimes costing $10,000 a night.
‘I spent f***ing crazy amounts of money,’ Hunter said. ‘I was with these guys. The one guy was, not like you anyway… each night he’d be like ‘there’s going to be so many people here, crazy f***ing party’ and each night it’s nobody.’
watch the video here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/embed/video/2479077.html
Hunter’s claims raise the possibility that he was targeted as a vulnerable conduit to Joe Biden as part of a foreign intelligence operation.
His 2015 Macbook Pro became infamous after he abandoned it at a Delaware computer store two years ago.
DailyMail.com obtained a copy of its hard drive, commissioned experts who verified its authenticity, and exposed evidence of shocking corruption and illegal activity in its contents.
Hunter’s claims raise the possibility that he was targeted as a vulnerable conduit to Joe Biden as part of a foreign intelligence operation
A second laptop belonging to the president’s son was reportedly seized by federal agents when they raided the office of his friend, disgraced psychiatrist Keith Ablow, last year.
Two sources told NBC that the DEA found the device when executing a search warrant on Ablow’s Massachusetts office after he was accused of professional misconduct and had his medical license suspended.
Ablow has not been charged with a crime and the laptop was returned to Hunter’s lawyer.
Hunter described how his third laptop was ‘stolen’ one night during the summer 2018 bender when he almost overdosed on drugs.
‘I went out to the hot tub by myself, which hangs over the edge of the f***ing top floor, with glass, it’s ridiculous.
‘And so I’m sitting there and that’s the last I remember. And I don’t ever pass out, ever.
‘I wake up and the only people that are there are Miguel, the guy frantically running round gathering things up, ok – and Miguel, and Pierce, this guy, his friend.
‘They had kicked everybody out. And they had cleaned up the entire place, everything ok? And they were getting ready to leave, and I woke up. And there was this Russian 35-year-old, really nice, pure brunette.
‘She refused to leave and they wouldn’t call an ambulance. And they didn’t know whether I was dead or not, at first.’
Hunter said it was after that debauched night he realized his computer was missing.
‘I think he’s the one that stole my computer. I think the three of them, the three guys that were like a little group. The dealer and his two guys, I took them everywhere. F***ing everywhere, crazy out of your mind sh**.’
The president’s son told the prostitute that the allegedly stolen laptop was also full of compromising sex videos.
‘They have videos of me doing this,’ he said, referring to the filmed sex he just finished. ‘They have videos of me doing crazy f***ing sex f***ing, you know.
‘My computer, I had taken tons of like, just left like that cam on. And he would always put in a passcode and all that, you know what I mean? It was f***ing crazy sh**. And somebody stole it during that period of time. He did all this kind of like pretend search and sh**.
The prostitute asked Hunter if he was worried the Russian alleged thieves would try to ‘blackmail’ him.
Hunter replied: ‘Yeah in some way yeah.’
‘My dad [inaudible] running for president,’ he told her in a hushed voice. ‘He is. I talk about it all the time.
‘If they do, he also knows I make like a gazillion dollars.’
Hunter appeared to be dismayed that if the video was sold by the alleged thieves to porn or news companies he would be unable to cash in on the explicit videos himself.
‘I’m worried he gets the money up front and maybe it doesn’t do a million dollars, maybe it does three. Maybe nobody wants to see me naked,’ he said.
‘Maybe it’s ‘news interest’ and because my dad’s a public figure they say ‘we don’t have to pay you anything because you’re of interest in regular news.’
‘I think you should just beat him to the punch,’ the prostitute replied. ‘I think you should release your own video.’
Photos on the laptop hard drive obtained by DailyMail.com include pictures of a woman’s Russian passport, and photos of Hunter topless pulling the woman’s brunette hair while she kneels on a bed.
Other photos show the woman and three young men driving to Hunter’s former Hollywood Hills rented home, drinking and partying by the pool, and two women naked with Hunter by the pool.
It is unclear whether the Russian woman and the three men are the same people Hunter accused of stealing his laptop.
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF HUNTER BIDEN’S LAPTOP CONFESSION TO A HOOKER
Hunter: ‘You know what I just thought of something. When I was in California [inaudible] before I met you. I was with these guys. The one guy was, not like you anyway.
‘Primarily my source, ok? And I spent fu**ing crazy amounts of money. I went to Las Vegas and he said it would be one day. I made him promise me it would be one day. I hate Las Vegas.
‘And so literally after 18 days going round from penthouse suite to penthouse suite [inaudible] four different hotels, and thousands of dollars. I didn’t even know. He had my credit card, he said we got half off, I was like great. Then I found out it was $10,000 a night. I’m like what.
‘And each night he’d be like ‘there’s going to be so many people here, crazy fu**ing party’ and each night it’s nobody.
‘Hold on I’m peeing.
‘And so that’s when I went into the pool. Into the tub. In the hot tub, above, in Palms that hangs over the side [Inaudible] more than I usually do, way more than that [inaudible]
‘And I went out to the hot tub by myself, which hangs over the edge of the fu**ing top floor, with glass, it’s ridiculous.
‘And so I’m sitting there and that’s the last I remember. And I don’t ever pass out, ever.
‘I wake up and the only people that are there are Miguel, the guy frantically running round gathering things up, ok – and Miguel, and Pierce, this guy, his friend.
‘So anyway, and they had kicked everybody out. And they had cleaned up the entire place, everything ok? And they were getting ready to leave, and I woke up. And there was this Russian 35-year-old, really nice, pure brunette.
‘[Inaudible] I don’t know how long. She refused to leave until they – she refused to leave and they wouldn’t call an ambulance. And they didn’t know whether I was dead or not, at first.
Hooker: ‘ They couldn’t just come over and check [inaudible]’
Hunter: ‘They checked to see if I was breathing. When I finally showed signs of breath, at first I wasn’t breathing, I was in the fu**ing pool face down, they don’t know how long.
‘And she told me that they don’t, they were like ‘we thought we’d get everybody out, because you know we didn’t want, if we had to call, we didn’t want everybody…’ And she went no. They demanded that [inaudible]
‘Two months before… [inaudible]
Hooker: ‘Continue with the story please.’
Hunter: ‘Anyway my computer, I had taken tons of like, just left like that cam on. And he would always put in a passcode and all that, you know what I mean? It was fu**ing crazy sh*t. And somebody stole it during that period of time. He did all this kind of like pretend search and sh*t.
‘The last thing he sent me was $2,000 worth of stuff in an Uber and he sent me a [inaudible] with the Uber, and I had to send the money to a cash app or something….just waiting
Hooker: ‘…In Las Vegas [inaudible]’
Hunter: ‘I think he’s the one that stole my computer. I think the three of them, the three guys that were like a little, like group. The dealer and his two guys, I took them everywhere. Fu**ing everywhere, crazy out of your mind sh*t.
‘The Russian [inaudible] she’d walk out with a fu**ing bathing suit in her hand.
‘They have videos of me doing this. They have videos of me doing crazy fu**ing sex fu**ing, you know.
Hooker: ‘How long ago did this happen?’
Hooker: ‘So it would have been out already if they-‘
Hunter: ‘No no no, because my dad [inaudible] running for president. He is, he is, he is. I talk about it all the time. If they do, he also knows I make like a gazillion dollars.’
Hooker: ‘They’d try to blackmail you?’
Hunter: ‘Yeah in some way yeah.’
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees according to findings announced by state Attorney General Letitia James.
The office found that Cuomo harassed current and former state employees, as well as a number of women outside of state government, James said, as the office released a lengthy report on the investigation.
James said Tuesday that her investigation found that Cuomo engaged in “unwelcome and nonconsensual touching,” and made comments of a “suggestive” sexual nature. James said that the conduct created a “hostile work environment for women.
Investigators spoke to 179 individuals, and reviewed 74,000 pieces of evidence, James said. That evidence painted a “deeply disturbing yet clear picture,” she added.
The investigation into the sexual harassment claims is one of several that the state attorney general’s office has launched into Cuomo and his inner circle, as a political firestorm has raged around the governor in recent months. The controversies that have swirled around Cuomo are a far cry from the acclaim he received at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
In January, James unveiled a report of her review of how his administration handled nursing home deaths during the Covid-19 outbreak, which found that his administration undercounted by about 50 percent the deaths of nursing home residents. Additionally, James is investigating whether Cuomo used official resources for the writing and roll out of his book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic.”
Cuomo has denied allegations of touching anyone inappropriately but released a statement in February acknowledging that some of his workplace remarks “”may have been insensitive or too personal.” The statement said he was “truly sorry” to those who might have “misinterpreted (the remarks) as an unwanted flirtation.”
The backlash has included New York’s Democratic legislature, where lawmakers have revoked some of Cuomo’s temporary emergency powers and have launched an impeachment probe.
Earlier today we broke news that Biden is preparing a 2nd lockdown speech. This now seems more likely to be the case after today COVID briefing, watch below.
‘They’re Pouring Across’ New Videos Show the Reality of the ‘Worst Border Crisis in History’ With Haitians Being Dropped at Random Gas Stations
According to a new forecast, more than 1.8 million illegal immigrants are expected to cross the U.S.-Mexico border this year, making it the “worst ever” on record for illegal immigration.
Only around 1 million legal immigrants are processed in an average year, which would mean total immigration for 2021 would be nearly over 3 million people.
The projection from Princeton Policy Advisors showed that a high of 1,864,000 illegal immigrants could cross the southwest border based on current trends and past averages.
Journalist Bill Melugin has been documenting the crisis:
It was recently reported that about 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally in just the past few months have now been released in the United States without a court date according to a recent Axios report.
According to another recent report, border officials are reportedly being warned by the Biden administration to prepare for the processing of more than 1,000 migrant families each day ahead of President Joe Biden’s expected plans to terminate Title 42 by the end of July.
According to Axios, illegal migration is at record highs and more migrants are coming from further away, including Haiti.
One video shows Haitians being dropped off at random gas stations by officials and told to reach their final destination within 60 days and within the interior of the country or face removal.
According to another Axios report, the Biden administration is only deporting around 13% of migrants that illegally cross. This report aligns with statements from border patrol officials which say the Biden administration is only deporting certain single male migrants, while everyone else is processed and gets to stay.
A picture obtained by VDare shows a group of thousands of migrants waiting for processing under the Anzalduas Port of Entry. The line of people reportedly goes all the way down to the riverbank, about a quarter of a mile. The photographer said the weather was around 100 to 105 degrees.
During a meeting about one Texas facility, a doctor for the U.S. Public Health Service refused to give out information on Covid rates.
“I can’t give you daily numbers and breakouts and graphs and things like that,” he said. “Assume everyone has Covid, act appropriately. … Sorry, it’s not a great answer.”
Earlier this week, La Joya officials confirmed that thousands of COVID-positive migrants have crossed, and many of them are staying at local hotels to quarantine.
According to reports, the Biden administration has spent around $86 million on hotel rooms for migrants as his administration struggles to handle the surge of families and kids trying to come to the US.
The contract is with hotels near the border in Arizona and Texas to hold thousands of migrants, and will allegedly last six months. The deal was made through Endeavors, a non-profit with programs that include housing services and disaster relief.
City officials urged nonprofits to inform local governments when and where COVID-19 “hot spots are created in our communities.”
Migrants pose and smile knowing they will be released without court dates and wont be able to be found thanks to Biden’s catch and release policy.
Thanks to Biden and his voters convicted sex offenders and pedophiles are pouring into our country.
PRELIMINARY JULY BORDER NUMBERS
(USBP only, will increase as more monthly data is reported)
This Morning a White House Official Informed reporters that Biden’s team of handlers is preparing his. speech announcing that the U.S. is re-entering lockdowns and other unscientific restrictions.
President Joe Biden said Friday the US will, “in all probability,” see more guidelines and restrictions amid rising coronavirus cases and the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
“And by the way, we had a good day yesterday,” Biden told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for Camp David, referring to what he said were encouraging numbers of people who got vaccinated Thursday.
Pressed Friday on whether the US is headed for more lockdowns amid rising cases, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters, “The way we see this is that we have the tools in our tool belt to fight this, this, this variant,”
Biden on Thursday announced a number of new steps his administration will take to try to get more Americans vaccinated, including requiring that all federal employees must attest to being vaccinated against Covid-19 or face strict protocols.
In his sternest approach yet on the issue, the President bluntly argued that if you are unvaccinated, “You present a problem to yourself, to your family and to those with whom you work.”
The federal employee vaccination requirement marked a pivot away from encouraging Americans to get vaccinated in their own time toward placing the onus for the continuing pandemic on unvaccinated individuals.
The administration also announced additional vaccine incentives, such as expanding paid leave for employees who take time off to get themselves and their family members vaccinated. The President called on states, territories and local governments to do more to incentivize vaccination, including offering $100 to Americans for getting vaccinated, paid for with American Rescue Plan funding. Additionally, he asked school districts nationwide to host pop-up vaccination clinics over the coming weeks.
Just 3 days later it is likely Biden’s administration does have plans to soon lockdown the country again.
WHO Experts have began admitting if you do not comply you will be locked back down.
The growing spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant is creating an increasingly stark choice that could make the difference between more reopenings — or a return to restrictions that decimated the world’s economy, a World Health Organization expert suggested on Friday.
Amid the leak of internal documents from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), comparing the transmissibility of Delta variant to that of chickenpox, new discoveries are sparking furious debate about how vulnerable the vaccinated could be to transmitting COVID-19, should they get it.
Biden’s twitter account has been warning Americans to get vaccinated or else.
The past year has already made so many people numb to losing their freedoms. Until they are forced to do something they don’t want to they will realize the slippery slope the fear mongering has caused, by then it will be too late to stop.
COVID-19 leaked from the controversial Wuhan lab sometime before Sept. 12, 2019 — with China’s Communist Party keeping the deadly virus under wraps in the “greatest coverup of all time,” according to a damning Republican investigation into the origins released Monday.
The report showed “a preponderance of the evidence proves that all roads lead” to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the bat-research lab already eyed as a source for the pandemic, according to Rep. Michael McCaul.
“It is our belief the virus leaked sometime in late August or early September 2019,” said McCaul, the lead Republican in the House Foreign Affairs Committee.\“When they realized what happened, Chinese Communist Party officials and scientists at the WIV began frantically covering up the leak, including taking their virus database offline in the middle of the night and requesting more than $1 million for additional security,” McCaul said.
The Full Committee Report Is Below
The report cited “ample evidence” that the lab’s scientists — aided by US experts and Chinese and US government funds — were working to modify coronaviruses to infect humans and such manipulation could be hidden.
“Researchers at the WIV were also able to successfully modify coronaviruses without leaving a trace as early as 2016,” McCaul insisted, citing previous research papers.
“Therefore it is no longer appropriate for anyone to dismiss the notion this virus could have been genetically modified before it leaked from the WIV,” he said.
Unusual activity was detected as July 2019, the report said, saying that a request was made for a $1.5 million overhaul of a hazardous waste treatment system for the facility, which was less than two years old.
Some of those requests included maintenance on “environmental air disinfection system” and “hazardous waste treatment system” – which would indicate concerns about how these systems meant to prevent lab leaks were functioning, the report states.
There were also “significant concerns about the lax safety protocols” and proof that scientists were conducting gain-of-function research in labs with the same safety protocols as a dentist’s office, the report claims.
The report concluded that the virus escaped “sometime prior to September 12, 2019” — the day that urgent inspections were called for the lab and its viral sequence database disappeared from the internet, said Fox News.
Later that evening, the institute published an announcement for bids for “security services” at the lab “to include gatekeepers, guards, video surveillance, security patrols, and people to handle the ‘registration and reception of foreign personnel,’” according to the report.
Major General Chen Wei, an expert in biology and chemical weapon defenses, took control of the Wuhan Institute’s biosafety level-4 lab in late 2019, according to the report.
That timing demonstrates the Chinese Communist Party “was concerned about the activity happening there as news of the virus was spreading,” the Republican report argues.
Satellite imagery of Wuhan in September and October that year showed a significant increase in hospital visits and internet searches for pneumonia-like symptoms now known to be COVID, the report says.
Still, the Military World Games continued that October and some athletes “carried the virus back to their home countries – creating one of the earliest super spreader events in the world,” McCaul said.
The report accuses Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance as well as the Wuhan lab’s “bat woman” lead scientist Shi Zhengli of lying about the origins and dismissing the lab-leak theory as a crackpot conspiracy.
Daszak should be subpoenaed to appear before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to “answer the many questions his inconsistent – and in some instances outright and knowingly inaccurate – statements have raised,” McCaul said.
The report also called for Congress to “sanction scientists at the WIV and CCP officials who participated in this coverup.”
“This was the greatest coverup of all time and has caused the deaths of more than four million people around world, and people must be held responsible,” McCaul said.
President Biden in May ordered US intelligence agencies to accelerate their hunt for the origins of the virus and report back in 90 days
Whistleblowers say they were told to downplay Covid outbreak among migrant kids at shelter
At the Fort Bliss migrant shelter in Texas, “hundreds of children contracted Covid in the overcrowded conditions,” whistleblowers said in a complaint filed Wednesday.
Two more whistleblowers have come forward to allege that children were mistreated by contractors and senior federal employee managers at a Department Health and Human Services migrant shelter in Fort Bliss, Texas, earlier this year, and also say HHS told them to downplay hundreds of Covid infections among children held at the facility.
“Covid was widespread among children and eventually spread to many employees. Hundreds of children contracted Covid in the overcrowded conditions. Adequate masks were not consistently provided to children, nor was their use consistently enforced,” the whistleblowers, Arthur Pearlstein and Lauren Reinhold, said in a federal whistleblower complaint filed Wednesday
But at the end of their service, they said, federal detailees were regularly given written instructions from HHS public affairs that told them, “when asked, to make everything sound positive about the Fort Bliss experience and to play down anything negative.”
At a town hall with employees, a senior manager from the U.S. Public Health Service refused to share the rate of infections, explaining that he did not want the number to end up reported by the media, they said.
Pearlstein and Reinhold are federal employees who volunteered to be detailed to the shelter when the Biden administration ramped up staffing to accommodate the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border by building emergency intake shelters like Fort Bliss and others.
NBC News previously reported that Servpro, a company that specializes in disaster cleanup and has no child welfare experience, oversaw the care of nearly 5,000 children in Ft. Bliss in early May and June.
In their complaint, which was filed by lawyers from the Government Accountability Project, Pearlstein and Reinhold said two other contractors in addition to Servpro — Chenega Corporation and Rapid Deployment Inc. — also handled the close to $1 billion in contracts the federal government paid to operate Fort Bliss. None of the three companies had child care experience and they did not properly vet applicants to be sure they had relevant experience, they said.
As a result, federal detailees with no background in child psychology were asked to interview more than 5,000 children to assess whether they needed special attention due to a history of abuse or exposure to sex or labor trafficking. It was not clear from the complaint which company or government manager made the decision to staff the interviews with inexperienced workers.
“They did their level best, flagging those who required special attention,” Pearlstein and Reinhold said. Only after assessing over 5,000 children were the workers reassigned because management determined they were not “qualified to do clinical assessment.”
Neither Chenega Corporation nor Rapid Deployment Inc. responded to requests for comment.
A spokesperson for Servpro previously said a franchise holder operated the contract and the company “immediately advised the franchise operator that these are not approved Servpro offerings.”
“We have been informed by the franchise operator that it is no longer providing these services through the Servpro franchise,” Servpro spokeswoman Kim Brooks said July 7.
Spokespeople for HHS as well as U.S. Public Health Service, a division of HHS, did not respond to requests for comment.
In response to previous allegations about Fort Bliss, a spokesperson for HHS said the agency takes its “humanitarian mission and the well-being of children in our care seriously.”
“HHS has taken action to improve the conditions at Fort Bliss and at all Emergency Intake Sites. Children are receiving nutritionally appropriate meals and there are now 60 mental health professionals on site at Fort Bliss and counselors at all other emergency intake sites,” the spokesperson said July 7.
Pearlstein and Reinhold also said the contractors gave children false hopes of reuniting with family members only to pull them back at the last minute, even taking children out of lines for buses and off airplanes before takeoff.
They also alleged there was widespread lice in girls’ tents that was left untreated. And in May, they said, there were riots in some of the boys’ tents.
“Ms. Reinhold witnessed security contractors surrounding a tent during one incident. Detailees were never briefed about the riots or trained on how to act in the event a riot broke out,” the complaint said.
They were not specific about which company was to blame for giving children false hope, manage lice outbreaks or riot response.
Pearlstein and Reinhold said they voiced their concern to Chenega about children having no clean underwear.
“The problem persisted for weeks and months,” they said. “Each time the answer was that the shipments had not come in.”
Chenega employees told Pearlstein and Reinhold they were aware of the problem, but they were discouraged by a senior federal manager from purchasing underwear for children on their own with federal business credit cards.
Former President Donald Trump blasted mask mandates, vowing “We won’t go back!” after the CDC performed a u-turn in recommending face coverings for indoor settings and K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status.
On Tuesday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that children and teachers should all be wearing face coverings when they return to school in the fall.
Whether they’re vaccinated or not, all Americans living in locations where coronavirus transmission is either “substantial” or “high” should wear masks in indoor settings, according to Walensky. That currently applies to about 63.45 percent of US counties.
The u-turn was made despite data from other countries such as the UK showing the delta variant to cause a brief rise in cases before quickly falling without the need for more draconian mask mandates.
Donald Trump savaged the reintroduction of mask mandates and and basically urged Americans to ignore them.
“We won’t go back. We won’t mask our children. Joe Biden and his Administration learned nothing from the last year,” said Trump.
“Brave Americans learned how to safely and responsibly live and fight back. Don’t surrender to COVID. Don’t go back! Why do Democrats distrust the science? Don’t let this happen to our children or our Country,” he added.
Face masks are being mandated once again despite their dubious efficacy.
Indeed, Anthony Fauci himself said at the start of the pandemic that a typical store-bought face mask “is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”
According to Dr Colin Axon, a SAGE advisor for the government, the material gaps in blue surgical masks are 1,000 larger than COVID virus particles, which pass right through them, while gaps in cloth masks can be up to 500,000 times larger than the virus particle.
A study in Denmark involving 6,000 participants found that “there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19,” the Spectator reported.
Open discrimination against the unvaccinated is also now intensifying, with Biden yesterday suggesting such people were stupid, commenting, “If you’re not vaccinated you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were.”
President Biden said Tuesday he is considering requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated and questioned the intelligence of those who have yet to do so.
“Will you require all federal employees to get vaccinated?” Biden was asked by a reporter after he spoke to members of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
“That’s under consideration right now, but if you’re not vaccinated you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were,” Biden replied, adding, “We have a pandemic because of the unvaccinated, and they’re sowing enormous confusion.”
During his speech to members of the intelligence community, Biden praised the team for their important work while warning of the threats posed by China and Russia, particularly the threat of cyberattacks.
“If we end up in a war, a real shooting war, with a major power, it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach,” Biden said.
Biden had strong words for Russian President Vladimir Putin and said he “knows he’s in real trouble” economically.
Biden also told the room that Putin is aware that the United States has a better national security team than he does and it “bothers the hell out of him.”
“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.”—Abraham Lincoln
History has a funny way of circling back on itself.
The facts, figures, faces and technology may change from era to era, but the dangers remain the same.
This year is no different, whatever the politicians and talking heads may say to the contrary.
Sure, there’s a new guy in charge, but for the most part, we’re still recycling the same news stories that have kept us with one eye warily glued to the news for the past 100-odd years: War. Corruption. Brutality. Economic instability. Partisan politics. Militarism. Disease. Hunger. Greed. Violence. Poverty. Ignorance. Hatred.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Brush up on your history, and you’ll find that we’ve been stuck on repeat for some time now.
Go far enough afield, and you’ll find aspects of our troubled history mirrored in the totalitarianism of Nazi Germany, in the fascism of Mussolini’s Italy, and further back in the militarism of the Roman Empire.
We’re like TV weatherman Phil Connors in Harold Ramis’ classic 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, forced to live the same day over and over again.
Here in the American police state, however, we continue to wake up, hoping each new day, new president and new year will somehow be different from what has come before.
Unfortunately, no matter how we change the narrative, change the characters, change the plot lines, we seem to keep ending up in the same place that we started: enslaved, divided and repeating the mistakes of the past.
You want to know about the true State of our Nation? Listen up.
The State of the Union: The state of our nation is politically polarized, controlled by forces beyond the purview of the average American, and rapidly moving the nation away from its freedom foundation. Over the past year, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have found themselves repeatedly subjected to egregious civil liberties violations, invasive surveillance, martial law, lockdowns, political correctness, erosions of free speech, strip searches, police shootings of unarmed citizens, government spying, the criminalization of lawful activities, warmongering, etc.
The predators of the police state have wreaked havoc on our freedoms, our communities, and our lives. The government does not listen to the citizenry, refuses to abide by the Constitution, and treats taxpayers as a source of funding and little else. Police officers shoot unarmed citizens and their household pets. Government agents—including local police—remain armed to the teeth and act like soldiers on a battlefield. Bloated government agencies continue to fleece taxpayers. Government technicians spy on our emails and phone calls. And government contractors make a killing by waging endless wars abroad.
Consequently, the state of our nation remains bureaucratic, debt-ridden, violent, militarized, fascist, lawless, invasive, corrupt, untrustworthy, mired in war, and unresponsive to the wishes and needs of the electorate.
The policies of the American police state continue unabated.
The Executive Branch: All of the imperial powers amassed by Donald Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush—to kill American citizens without due process, to detain suspects indefinitely, to strip Americans of their citizenship rights, to carry out mass surveillance on Americans without probable cause, to suspend laws during wartime, to disregard laws with which he might disagree, to conduct secret wars and convene secret courts, to sanction torture, to sidestep the legislatures and courts with executive orders and signing statements, to direct the military to operate beyond the reach of the law, to act as a dictator and a tyrant, above the law and beyond any real accountability—were inherited by Joe Biden.
Biden has these powers because every successive occupant of the Oval Office has been allowed to expand the reach and power of the presidency through the use of executive orders, decrees, memorandums, proclamations, national security directives and legislative signing statements that can be activated by any sitting president. Those of us who saw this eventuality coming have been warning for years about the growing danger of the Executive Branch with its presidential toolbox of terror that could be used—and abused—by future presidents. The groundwork, we warned, was being laid for a new kind of government where it won’t matter if you’re innocent or guilty, whether you’re a threat to the nation or even if you’re a citizen. What will matter is what the president—or whoever happens to be occupying the Oval Office at the time—thinks. And if he or she thinks you’re a threat to the nation and should be locked up, then you’ll be locked up with no access to the protections our Constitution provides. In effect, you will disappear.
Our warnings continue to go unheeded.
The Legislative Branch: Congress may well be the most self-serving, semi-corrupt institution in America. Abuses of office runs the gamut from elected representatives neglecting their constituencies to engaging in self-serving practices, including the misuse of eminent domain, earmarking hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracting in return for personal gain and campaign contributions, having inappropriate ties to lobbyist groups and incorrectly or incompletely disclosing financial information. Pork barrel spending, hastily passed legislation, partisan bickering, a skewed work ethic, graft and moral turpitude have all contributed to the public’s increasing dissatisfaction with congressional leadership. No wonder only 31 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.
The Judicial Branch: The Supreme Court was intended to be an institution established to intervene and protect the people against the government and its agents when they overstep their bounds. Yet through their deference to police power, preference for security over freedom, and evisceration of our most basic rights for the sake of order and expediency, the justices of the United States Supreme Court have become the guardians of the American police state in which we now live. As a result, sound judgment and justice have largely taken a back seat to legalism, statism and elitism, while preserving the rights of the people has been deprioritized and made to play second fiddle to both governmental and corporate interests. The courts have empowered the government to wreak havoc on our liberties. Protections for private property continue to be undermined. And Americans can no longer rely on the courts to mete out justice.
Shadow Government: Joe Biden inherited more than a bitterly divided nation teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe when he assumed office. He also inherited a shadow government, one that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country. Referred to as the Deep State, this shadow government is comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes right now.
Law Enforcement: By and large the term “law enforcement” encompasses all agents within a militarized police state, including the military, local police, and the various agencies such as the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. Having been given the green light to probe, poke, pinch, taser, search, seize, strip and generally manhandle anyone they see fit in almost any circumstance, all with the general blessing of the courts, America’s law enforcement officials, no longer mere servants of the people entrusted with keeping the peace but now extensions of the military, are part of an elite ruling class dependent on keeping the masses corralled, under control, and treated like suspects and enemies rather than citizens. As a result, police are becoming even more militarized and weaponized, and police shootings of unarmed individuals continue to increase.
A Suspect Surveillance Society: Every dystopian sci-fi film we’ve ever seen is suddenly converging into this present moment in a dangerous trifecta between science, technology and a government that wants to be all-seeing, all-knowing and all-powerful. By tapping into your phone lines and cell phone communications, the government knows what you say. By uploading all of your emails, opening your mail, and reading your Facebook posts and text messages, the government knows what you write. By monitoring your movements with the use of license plate readers, surveillance cameras and other tracking devices, the government knows where you go. By churning through all of the detritus of your life—what you read, where you go, what you say—the government can predict what you will do. By mapping the synapses in your brain, scientists—and in turn, the government—will soon know what you remember. And by accessing your DNA, the government will soon know everything else about you that they don’t already know: your family chart, your ancestry, what you look like, your health history, your inclination to follow orders or chart your own course, etc. Consequently, in the face of DNA evidence that places us at the scene of a crime, behavior sensing technology that interprets our body temperature and facial tics as suspicious, and government surveillance devices that cross-check our biometrics, license plates and DNA against a growing database of unsolved crimes and potential criminals, we are no longer “innocent until proven guilty.”
Military Empire: America’s endless global wars and burgeoning military empire—funded by taxpayer dollars—have depleted our resources, over-extended our military and increased our similarities to the Roman Empire and its eventual demise. Black budget spending has completely undermined any hope of fiscal transparency, with government contractors padding their pockets at the expense of taxpayers and the nation’s infrastructure—railroads, water pipelines, ports, dams, bridges, airports and roads—taking the hit. The U.S. now operates approximately 800 military bases in foreign countries around the globe at an annual cost of at least $156 billion. The consequences of financing a global military presence are dire. In fact, David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S., believes there are “striking similarities” between America’s current situation and the factors that contributed to the fall of Rome, including “declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government.”
I haven’t even touched on the corporate state, the military industrial complex, SWAT team raids, invasive surveillance technology, zero tolerance policies in the schools, overcriminalization, or privatized prisons, to name just a few. However, what I have touched on should be enough to show that the landscape of our freedoms has already changed dramatically from what it once was and will no doubt continue to deteriorate unless Americans can find a way to wrest back control of their government and reclaim their freedoms.
So how do we go about reclaiming our freedoms and reining in our runaway government?
Essentially, there are four camps of thought among the citizenry when it comes to holding the government accountable. Which camp you fall into says a lot about your view of government—or, at least, your view of whichever administration happens to be in power at the time.
In the first camp are those who trust the government to do the right thing, despite the government’s repeated failures in this department.
In the second camp are those who not only don’t trust the government but think the government is out to get them.
In the third camp are those who see government neither as an angel nor a devil, but merely as an entity that needs to be controlled, or as Thomas Jefferson phrased it, bound “down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution.”
Then there’s the fourth camp, comprised of individuals who pay little to no attention to the workings of government. Easily entertained, easily distracted, easily led, these are the ones who make the government’s job far easier than it should be.
It is easy to be diverted, distracted and amused by the antics of politicians, the pomp and circumstance of awards shows, athletic events, and entertainment news, and the feel-good evangelism that passes for religion today.
What is far more difficult to face up to is the reality of life in America, where unemployment, poverty, inequality, injustice and violence by government agents are increasingly norms.
The powers-that-be want us to remain divided, alienated from each other based on our politics, our bank accounts, our religion, our race and our value systems. Yet as George Orwell observed, “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.”
The only distinction that matters anymore is where you stand in the American police state.
In other words, you’re either part of the problem or part of the solution.
America is at a crossroads.
History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom.
Certainly, we have moved beyond the era of representative government and entered a new age: the age of authoritarianism. Even with its constantly shifting terrain, this topsy-turvy travesty of law and government has become America’s new normal.
As long as we continue to put our politics ahead of our principles—moral, legal and constitutional—“we the people” will lose.
And you know who will keep winning by playing on our prejudices, capitalizing on our fears, deepening our distrust of our fellow citizens, and dividing us into polarized, warring camps incapable of finding consensus on the one true menace that is an immediate threat to all of our freedoms? The government.
Top Democrats are beginning to panic over their party’s prospects in the 2022 midterm election after Republican legislatures in 18 states passed election integrity laws, with more to come.
The alarm bells are sounding through a piece by Politico warning that Democrat election operatives are worried that new voting laws will prevent them from pulling the same tricks with mail-in ballots they used in the 2020 election.
Nse Ufot, the CEO of the Stacey Abrams-founded New Georgia Project, admitted as much to the far-left publication on Monday.
“If there isn’t a way for us to repeat what happened in November 2020, we’re fucked,” Ufot said.
“We are doing what we do to make sure that not only our constituents, our base, the people, the communities that we organize with, get it. We’re trying to make sure that our elected officials get it as well.”
Democrats also don’t believe Joe Biden or Kamala Harris is capable of overcoming the voting laws in 18 states.
“I’m pretty well convinced that it’s going to hurt Democrats significantly in the long run,” said Brian Fallon, co-founder and executive director of Demand Justice, an advocacy group aimed at transforming the Supreme Court. “There’s definitely no combination of lawsuits or Biden remaining popular or voter registration that’s going to overcome that, so I think it’s pretty bleak.”
Black Lives Matter cofounder Latosha Brown lamented that the White House doesn’t even have a strategy to counter GOP-led voting reform measures in Georgia and elsewhere.
“Hope is quickly turning into frustration,” Brown said. “Constantly, we are showing up to protect democracy. When in the hell are those who claim that they are committed to democracy going to show up to protect those that protect democracy?”
A CEO for a “progressive data analytics company” that “analyzes voting behavior” also says he’s “super worried” Democrats can’t adequately respond to the many voting reform laws.
“I’m super worried,” said Max Wood, founder and CEO of Deck. “I try to be optimistic, and I do think there are times when this kind of stuff can galvanize enthusiasm and turnout. But I don’t know that that will be enough, especially with how extreme some of these laws are.”
How extreme are these laws? Politico explains:
The restrictions advanced by Republicans affect so many facets of voting that Democrats cannot agree on which provisions are the most problematic. Some Democrats cite signature-matching laws. Others point to fewer drop boxes or shorter time frames for early voting. Still more consider voter identification requirements especially crippling.
Voter ID requirements? Signature matching? It’s almost as if Republicans want to make elections safe and secure!
Ufot explained that the Texas House Democrats who fled the state in a private jet were right to break the law and flip the chessboard by denying quorum on election reform bills when they could no longer get their way.
“Texas Democrats were out of moves, and the only thing they could do to deny quorum was to take their families and leave the state in the middle of the night,” Ufot said.
“That’s the kind of response and leadership that this moment requires, and I am waiting for the administration to match the energy of state and local Democrats across the country who are fighting these fights,” Ufot added.
Those Democrats are slated to be arrested and kept in the Texas Capitol building until they vote on the election integrity bills presented by House Republicans, according to Governor Greg Abbott (R).
50,000 illegal aliens who recently crossed the border were released into the United States without a court date.
There’s no mandatory vaccinations and no contact tracing for these illegal aliens, but YOUR life is altered because of Covid restrictions/vaccine mandates.
The illegals were *told* to report to ICE, but according to Axios, only 13% have voluntarily shown up so far.
About 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally have now been released in the United States without a court date. Although they are told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office instead, just 13% have shown up so far, Axios has learned.
- It’s unprecedented for agents to release migrants without an official notice to appear in court. Where it has occurred recently, migrants have instead been given a list of addresses and contacts for ICE offices across the country and told to report to one of them.
By the numbers: Just 6,700 migrants who crossed between mid-March and mid-July showed up at ICE offices as of Monday, one source briefed on Department of Homeland Security data told Axios.
- 16,000 have not showed up and passed the 60-day reporting window they were given. That’s 2.4 no-shows for every one that has checked in.
- Another roughly 27,000 migrants who crossed and were released during the same time frame have yet to turn up, but remain within the 60-day window for reporting. One DHS official emphasized that nearly 70% of migrants are within the 60-day window or have reported to ICE.
Meanwhile migrants continue to be released. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told Axios that as of Monday, 7,300 migrants in the Rio Grande Valley sector had been released during the past week without court dates.
After addressing the intelligence community for the first time as President, Biden says he has “to seek permission to leave”
Why Would He go back and tell the crowd this? Does Biden want us to know he’s being forced to do things? Does a grown man much less the PRESIDENT usually need to seek permission to do basic things?