CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “Everyone Was Wrong About Trump”

“He is a Freemason. Everything in his background points to his being a traitor, indicated by his constant hand signs and support for mass vaccinations. He has a chance to achieve greatness but only if he breaks with the Illuminati. Meanwhile, his supporters are paralyzed by the illusion that he will pull a rabbit out of the hat. They should start preparing for the possibility that he will not.”

~Henry Makow

 

After weeks of speculation and desperate hopes that Donald Trump might be preparing to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and/or WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before leaving office on January 20th, what the latest round of presidential pardons has delivered is about as far from that as you can conceivably imagine.

“In an audacious pre-Christmas round of pardons, President Trump granted clemency on Tuesday to two people convicted in the special counsel’s Russia inquiry, four Blackwater guards convicted in connection with the killing of Iraqi civilians and three corrupt former Republican members of Congress,” the New York Times reports.

I probably don’t need to tell my regular readers this, but a Trump pardon for Assange and Snowden is almost certainly not in the cards. Trump has done nothing but protect the imperial status quo the entire time he’s been in office and a pardon for either of those heroic government transparency advocates would be a deviation from his established patterns unlike anything he’s ever once demonstrated while in office. It’s good to pressure politicians to do the right thing even when they probably won’t, but it’s a safe bet that he won’t.

Trump’s entire term has revealed that virtually everyone, all across the US political spectrum, has been wrong about him. And it’s a testament to the power of media echo chambers that for the most part they remain just as wrong about him as they were four years ago.

To this day, even after four years of evidence to the contrary, Trump supporters still believe their president has been ending the wars, draining the swamp, and fighting the Deep State. They believe he’s fighting the Deep State even after he imprisoned Assange. They believe he’s ending the wars even as he’s ramped up cold war aggressions against Russia, killed tens of thousands of Venezuelans with starvation sanctions, vetoed attempts to save Yemen from U.S.-backed genocide, is working to foment civil war in Iran using starvation sanctions and CIA ops with the stated goal of effecting regime change, occupied Syrian oil fields with the goal of preventing Syria’s reconstruction, greatly increased the number of troops in the Middle East and elsewhere, greatly increased the number of bombs dropped per day from the previous administration, killing record numbers of civilians, and reduced military accountability for those airstrikes. They believe he’s draining the swamp after packing his cabinet with establishment swamp monsters.

To this day, even after four years of evidence to the contrary, liberals are still convinced that Trump is a servant of Russia who has spent his term advancing the interests of Vladimir Putin. They believe this even as he’s been shredding treaties with Russia, bombing the Syrian government and arming Ukraine (both of which Obama refused to do), many sanctions and many other escalations directly against the interests and safety of Russia.

To this day, even after four years of evidence to the contrary, many on the left still continue their frequent claims that Trump is a uniquely fascistic or Hitler-like president, despite his having far fewer deportations than Obama had. And despite the fact that he will with absolute certainty leave office on January 20th after losing an election.

All sides pretended that Trump was a radical deviation from the norm, and so did Trump, when all he actually did throughout his entire time in office was protect the status quo just like his predecessors did. As writer and activist Sam Husseini recently put it, “Trump is the opposable thumb of the establishment. He looks like he’s on the opposite side, but he just helps it grab more.”

After four years everyone–left, right and center–has been proven wrong about Trump. He was neither a uniquely evil monster (he was indisputably not even as bad as Bush), nor a populist hero draining the swamp and fighting for the common man against the Deep State.

In actuality Trump’s term has clearly established what he really was this entire time: he was a US president. Better than some, worse than others, but also deeply awful all around since he voluntarily served as the face of the most evil and destructive force on earth, namely the United States government. He was the same kind of monster as his predecessors.

Trump was a US president of fairly average depravity, with a truly massive overlay of narrative heaped on top of him by partisan media on all sides. In reality he was pretty much what you’d get if you took any average American Fox News-watching boomer who yells at Obama on TV, made him rich, and then made him president.

That’s what Trump is and has been. Nothing more extraordinary than that. It is only the effectiveness of echo chambers and the human tendency to prioritize narrative over factual data which prevents more people from seeing this.

And now he is leaving, with his imaginary crimes still held as real and his actual crimes completely ignored. Humanity will not be able to create a healthy world until we find a way to transcend our unhealthy and delusional relationship with mental narrative which so easily obscures our perspective of what’s really happening.

 

~via Caitlin Johnstone

“OH, YAY!!! PRAISE DONALD TRUMP!!! OPERATION ‘WARP FACE’ IS NOW UP TO SPEED!!!”

“Congratulations, the Moderna vaccine is now available!”

~Donald Trump, 12/19/2020 – Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘WELL… NO SH*T… SHERLOCK’!!!’ ~ Jonathan Cook: “Biden OR Trump Means Four More Years Of Cheerleading For Israel”

“Joe Biden, the Democratic party challenger to Trump, recently said he had no intention of returning the US embassy to Tel Aviv should he win. It is simply astonishing that, weeks away from the election, Palestinian-American activists still doubt whether a President Biden would be a notable improvement on Israel-Palestine issues. Trump’s record has been dire for Palestinians well beyond the embassy move. He appointed a US ambassador, David Friedman, who cheerleads the most extreme elements among Israel’s settlers. His administration has indulged a free-for-all in illegal settlement building. Trump has ended US aid to the United Nations agency responsible for helping millions of Palestinians made refugees by Israel’s decades of ethnic cleansing policies. But rather than repudiate his opponent’s record, Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel. Even when Biden served as vice-president in Barack Obama’s administration, Biden boasted that he worked from within for Israel’s interests.”

~Jonathan Cook

It was not for symbolic or sentimental reasons that Sheldon Adelson, a United States casino magnate and close ally of Israeli prime minster Benjamin Netanyahu, quietly bought the American ambassador’s official residence in Tel Aviv this month.

Adelson is one of the main Republican donors to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. He was also widely seen as the driving force behind Trump’s decision two years ago to break a decades-old policy and relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The embassy move — violating a long-standing international consensus — served as implicit US recognition of Israel’s illegal annexation of Jerusalem, voiding future peace negotiations for a viable Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Now Adelson is grabbing for himself the ambassador’s former residence near Tel Aviv before the US presidential election in November. It is his way of ensuring that, if Trump loses, there will be no reversal of the embassy decision.

But in truth, the 87-year-old Adelson could have saved his money.

Joe Biden, the Democratic party challenger to Trump, recently said he had no intention of returning the US embassy to Tel Aviv should he win.

It is simply astonishing that, weeks away from the election, Palestinian-American activists still doubt whether a President Biden would be a notable improvement on Israel-Palestine issues.

Trump’s record has been dire for Palestinians well beyond the embassy move. He appointed a US ambassador, David Friedman, who cheerleads the most extreme elements among Israel’s settlers. His administration has indulged a free-for-all in illegal settlement building.

Trump has ended US aid to the United Nations agency responsible for helping millions of Palestinians made refugees by Israel’s decades of ethnic cleansing policies.

And early this year he published a so-called “peace” plan that permitted Israel to annex swaths of Palestinian territory in the West Bank, the backbone of any future Palestinian state. That move was put on temporary hold after Israel signed an accord with the UAE and Bahrain last week.

But rather than repudiate his opponent’s record, Biden has sought to outcompete Trump for the title of most unwavering, uncritical supporter of Israel. His officials have plenty of evidence from Biden’s half-century at the top of US politics.

Even when Biden served as vice-president in Barack Obama’s administration, Biden boasted that he worked from within for Israel’s interests. He has taken credit for securing an “unprecedented” $38 billion, 10-year military aid package in 2016.

Biden reportedly intervened personally in the drafting of the Democratic platform to make sure there was no mention of Israel’s five-decade military “occupation” or any recognition of Palestinian rights in Jerusalem.

He has called resistance to Israel’s belligerent occupation a Palestinian “choice”. And he has echoed Netanyahu’s malicious talking point that Palestinians must recognise Israel as a specifically Jewish state. That would undermine the rights of a fifth of Israel’s population who are Palestinian, as well as pre-empting a right of Palestinian return enshrined in international law.

Biden’s vice-president, Kamala Harris, is equally enamoured with Israel. Last year she rejected a New York Times interviewer’s suggestion that Israel might have a poor human rights record.

Biden cannot even take credit for the one bright spot in his platform: his opposition to annexation. His stance appears to reflect not principle or respect for international law, but a keen awareness of what the biggest donors bankrolling his campaign want.

A number of Jewish organisations in the US — at the core of the Israel lobby — have for once broken ranks with Mr Netanyahu. They fear annexation would make Israel’s apartheid-like rule over Palestinians much more visible and rouse greater public opposition to Israel.

But even then, Biden has denounced as “outrageous” Democratic party activists’ demand to condition aid to Israel on its not using the money to advance annexation or abuse Palestinians.

Without factoring in big donors who otherwise stand four-square behind Israel, it is hard to make sense of how Biden and the Democratic party establishment are quite so out of step with their own activists, as well as Democratic voters and even American Jews.

A July poll found that 67 per cent of Americans thought their lawmakers should question the Israel-US relationship, rising to 81 per cent of Democrats.

Last year two-thirds of Democratic voters said they wanted military aid to Israel conditioned on respecting human rights, with only 11 per cent opposed. Some 45 per cent of all Americans feel the same, with 34 per cent opposed.

Changing attitudes to Israel are reflective of a more general progressive shift on a range of issues among the Democratic base — in part spurred by four years of Trump.

That was underscored by a surge of support for Bernie Sanders, the figurehead of a progressive insurgency inside the party, during the 2016 and 2020 primary campaigns.

In recent congressional elections, as well as primaries for safe Democratic seats, there has been a series of surprise wins by unknown progressives. They have ousted veteran incumbents, often heavily supported by the Israel lobby.

Notably over the summer, Jamaal Bowman, a critic of Israel, won the primary for the New York district of Eliot Engel, chair of the mighty House foreign affairs committee and one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress.

Cori Bush dislodged William Lacy Clay, a 10-term Missouri representative, even after he highlighted her support for boycotting Israel.

And despite channelling millions to its chosen candidate, the Israel lobby failed to oust Ilhan Omar, who in her first two years has become the most vocal critic of Israel seen in Congress.

Omar was at the forefront of a legislative bid — opposed by Biden — to protect the First Amendment rights of Americans to promote a boycott of Israel, currently violated by more than half of all states.

Biden is increasingly out of step even with the attitudes of American Jews.

A poll in July showed that a quarter of them saw Israel in the most critical light possible — as a colonial, racist or apartheid state. More than half would either vote for a candidate like Omar or consider doing so. Among young Jews the numbers are likely to be far higher.

Biden, at 77, represents the Democratic party’s old guard, beholden to powerful donors. Israel is one particularly stark illustration of how, unless the party adapts to new, more principled thinking, it is heading towards a war with the grassroots that could tear it apart.

 

~via Jonathan Cook

LYUDMILA PUTIN: “My Husband Has Been Dead For A Long Time” — Did The CIA (Central Israeli Agency) Kill Vladimir Putin And Replace Him With This ‘Chabad-Lubavitz’ Supremacy Cult Clone?

Vladimir Putin was killed in a plot by the CIA and MI6 and replaced with a body double who still leads Russia, according to astonishing claims. Theorists claim dramatic changes in Putin’s appearance, apparent inconsistencies in his ability to speak German, and a divorce from his wife are all proof the Russian President is not the real Vlad. Astonishing claims circulated online — and explored in YouTube videos viewed hundreds of thousands of times and dozens of blogs and articles — assert the current Putin is a double most likely under the control of the CIA. An article circulated online — originally published in a German newspaper in 2015 — features strange quotes attributed to Lyudmila Putin which seems to support the theory of the death of Vlad: ”Unfortunately, my husband has been dead for a long time. They told me only one thing: ‘If you want to live, be silent.’ I have to admit this publicly, because I can no longer see what is happening on his behalf. I am afraid that now they will kill me and my daughters just as they killed him. These are terrible people. They will stop at nothing. People, come to your senses! You live like beggars, you can hardly make ends meet, because you are mercilessly robbed and deceived. If you do not stop being cowardly and ignore what is happening in the country, you will not live.

~Lyudmila Putin

 

Vladimir Putin was killed in a plot by the CIA and MI6 and replaced with a body double who still leads Russia, according to astonishing claims.

Putin has remained a thorn in the side of the West as he made it his mission to return Russia to glory — first being made President back in 1999.

But the current Vlad — who recently boasted Russia is now the most powerful country in the world — could actually be a doppleganger, according to conspiracy theories.

Theorists claim dramatic changes in Putin’s appearance, apparent inconsistencies in his ability to speak German, and a divorce from his wife are all proof the Russian President is not the real Vlad.

Astonishing claims circulated online — and explored in YouTube videos viewed hundreds of thousands of times and dozens of blogs and articles — assert the current Putin is a double most likely under the control of the CIA.

Claims about when he was replaced vary — with some saying he was poisoned in the halls of the Kremlin after annexing Crimea in 2014.

While other says he was quietly replaced in a secret coup in 2015 when Vlad mysteriously was not seen in public for 10 days between March 5 and March 15.

An article circulated online — originally published in a German newspaper in 2015 — features strange quotes attributed to Lyudmila Putin which seems to support the theory of the death of Vlad:

”My husband, unfortunately, has long been dead. I have to admit it publicly, because I could no longer see what is happening on his behalf. These are terrible people.”

Conspiracy theorist Scrivener claims “the one person who could expose the fake very conveniently disappeared” when referring to Putin’s divorce in April 2014.

Scrivener — who also claims Abraham Lincoln’s murder was an inside job — goes on to claim Putin’s ability to speak German has also changed.

Putin famously speaks fluent German and studied the language as a youth at Saint Petersburg High School.

But images in 2014 showed him appearing to be using an interpreter while at a press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel.

Putin is wearing an earpiece in pictures, suggesting he is listening to a translation — something he would not need to do if he could speak German.

He said the new Putin has a his “head rounder, nose fatter and shorter, dimple missing, lips thicker, mouth larger and a serious double chin”.

Pictures of Putin in his youth do show a dramatic shift in his appearance.

But there are also reports Vlad has at some point had plastic surgery — however conspiracy theorists argue this could just be a cover.

His notorious disappearances are written off by most as problems with sickness.

Rumours of Putin’s demise in 2016 were written off by the Kremlin as him responding to the “international situation”.

Lyudmila Putin’s Testimony: Interview Transcript Reveals Vladimir Putin Is Dead

The German newspaper Die Welt published a sensational interview with the former wife of the President of Russia, Lyudmila Putin. Here is the full transcript of her testimony:

 

Unfortunately, my husband has been dead for a long time. I have to admit this publicly, because I can no longer see what is happening on his behalf. These are terrible people. They will stop at nothing. I am afraid that now they will kill me and my daughters just as they killed him.

Our family was not perfect. When I got married, I was in love with an intelligence officer. But the reality turned out to be completely different. Putin turned out to be a mean, cruel man, a tyrant. He never reckoned with me, he simply did not notice my existence. He needed me only for information about the composition of the family and as a mother for his children. It’s hard for me to talk about it, but Putin beat me, humiliated me, mocked me. Life with him was torture.

I tried to fight, more than once I was going to file for divorce. But for this man there was nothing sacred. To silence me, he took me to a psychiatric clinic. I went through all the circles of hell. Drugs, psychotropic substances, bullying. For a long time I was locked in an isolation ward and I did not see sunlight for a long time, did not see people. I still remember this with a shudder. From a young and self-confident woman, I turned into a shadow, my will was broken, I agreed to all conditions, just to get out of there.

But what began after his death defies description at all.

He then had a difficult period. Of course, he did not tell me anything, he became even more withdrawn. A month before his death, at night, without warning, I took my daughters out — I didn’t even know where.

And then he completely disappeared. At night some people came to our house — I knew some of them, I saw some for the first time. They dug everything upside down, reviewed all the papers, knocked on all the walls in the house. They told me only one thing: “If you want to live, be silent.” All questions about my husband were briefly answered that he would come soon, that he had an important visiting conference and that in the interests of national security I should not discuss this with anyone. A few days later, his first body double appeared. Later I found out that the murder of Vladimir was being prepared ahead of time, he was eliminated when the first double was almost ready to take his place. Outwardly, of course, he was very similar to Putin — I was amazed. But this was a completely different person.

They somehow managed to track down the girls. And I was given an ultimatum — either I play the role of a devoted wife, or neither I nor my daughters will live anymore. I had no choice. I have tried to avoid public events before. The corrosive attention of journalists, intrigue and gossip — all this disgusts me. But pretending to be the wife of a stranger to me was even more terrifying.

Therefore, they prepared a double for me too — so that when I said something not as planned according to the script, to smooth out the embarrassment. If they had time to bring my double to a more or less successful resemblance, they would have killed me long ago.

Miraculously, we managed to escape. For obvious reasons, I cannot name the people who helped us to stop this terrible staging and hide. Divorce was my deliverance. Now I live abroad, I am doing well. But I am scared to see what is happening with Russia.

People, come to your senses! You live like beggars, you can hardly make ends meet, because you are mercilessly robbed and deceived. And now the question is about the survival of the indigenous people of Russia. If you do not stop being cowardly and ignore what is happening in the country, you will not live.

 

 

~via https://www.dailystar.co.uk/ http://divannaya-sotnya.com.ua

‘IF YOU THINK TRUMP IS SAVING AMERICA… DON’T FORGET TO DRINK YOUR KOOL-AID.’ ~ Benjamin Fulford on “U.S. Descent Into Chaos”

“The Khazarian Mafia is pulling out all the stops to destroy the Constitutional Republic of the United States as violence and arson cause further descent into chaos, NSA, MI6, and Pentagon sources agree. In the past 50 years we have wiped out numerous wildlife, and yet Trump and his backers have failed to offer even a basic solution or approach to this problem. Trump the builder commented right after 9/11 that bombs must have been used to bring down the towers so he knows the score, but failed to mention Israel’s involvement in 9/11 or, as a matter of fact, any truth about 9/11 whatsoever so we must ask ourselves… Why? We are now in the looting and burning home stretch so don’t expect mass arrests of Democratic politicians like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and company. One source even believes Biden is being set up to be such a loser that one cannot help but suspect that the same people who support Trump have deliberately placed an unelectable Biden as his opponent. The more likely scenario is lawsuits and chaos concerning mail-in ballots that could last for weeks or months. Either scenario will leave Trump ‘in power.’ We realize many people, including many of our subscribers, think U.S. President Donald Trump is going to save the day and ‘Make America Great Again.’ However, some sources say the depopulation Satanists have other contingency plans. If you think Trump is ‘saving America,’ why has he been repeatedly calling for all Americans to be vaccinated by November? Even the U.S. CDC is now being forced to admit the pandemic is over. It appears Americans are being presented with a false choice of senile criminal Biden and his merry band of rioting Antifa anarchists and BLM communists, or Israeli loving Trump who has failed to contain the deadly virus pandemic and his gun owner constitutional patriots. Nevertheless, how can we reconcile Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, as a member of the ‘kill 90% of humanity enslave the rest,’ Chabad death cult. Remember, Kushner owns the 666 Fifth Avenue building where injectable microchips were developed. Either way, by the end of the year the Kool-Aid drinkers will be lining up for a vaccine, combined with a digital wallet and ‘prosperity.’ The scenario unfolding is an election that is an obvious farce even to the most deeply brainwashed of the Kool-Aid drinking sheeple.

~Benjamin Fulford

 

 

~via Benjamin Fulford