The Big Sucker Known as Tucker
By Cliff Kincaid
“Let’s be clear about Vladimir Putin,” says conservative columnist Kurt Schlichter. “He’s a murderous scumbag ex-KGB colonel. He’s not a good guy. He’s not a hero. He’s a Russian nationalist and a massive thief.” But then, this columnist for the website Townhall says that poor Tucker Carlson was “set up” by Putin when the Russian dictator gave him an interview. His claim is that “Vladimir Putin set up Tucker Carlson by murdering Alexis Navalny just days after Tucker‘s controversial visit to Moscow and interview.”
Tucker wasn’t set up. He played into Putin’s hands, demonstrating to the world how a “top” American journalist can lose perspective and grovel before a mass murderer. Hopefully, this embarrassing performance disqualifies the former Fox News host from serving as Trump’s vice-presidential nominee.
Putin gave Tucker an interview, posing as a great statesman and historian, and then he arranged the death in prison of one of his domestic political opponents. He followed that by arresting an American ballerina in Moscow, charging her with treason.
If Tucker is a dupe, Biden is a bigger dupe, pretending to fight for freedom in Ukraine while failing to provide the former Soviet republic the means to fight and win.
Biden’s fate is unknown, in terms of the election, but Tucker has already taken his place along others in the profession who appeared on bended knee before other communist dictators and communist terrorists. They include Walter Duranty, a Stalin apologist, and Herbert Mathews, a mouthpiece for Castro.
Using the term “set up” takes Tucker off the hook for doing the dictator’s bidding. Tucker knew that he was dealing with a former KGB operative who has specialized in killing his enemies. The murder of Navalny, coming so soon after the Tucker interview, was another example of Putin’s power politics. As the Chinese communist Mao said, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”
All communists understand this principle, except the Russian communists perfected the use of the nerve agent Novichok to kill.
Tucker wasn’t set up. Tucker set Putin up on a platform where he could pontificate without serious interruption. He dominated Tucker. Then Putin issued a statement with more powerful connotations when Navalny was declared dead from “sudden death syndrome.”
Putin sent another message with his gift of a Russian-made limousine to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported “the gift serves as a clear demonstration of the special personal relations between the top leaders of the (North Korea) and Russia.”
Perhaps Putin is not so much an “ex-communist” but an active communist to the present day. But to admit this fact undermines the story line peddled by some “conservatives” that Putin is somehow a Christian patriot who opposes the “New World Order.”
Will the murder of Navalny somehow change their opinion of Putin?
Look at the disgraced Alex Jones suggesting that the Western intelligence agencies somehow murdered Navalny in a Russian prison. Alex Jones is a long-time stooge of the Russian propaganda apparatus who is now on the verge of financial bankruptcy because of court judgements finding him guilty of spreading lies about the deaths of kids at Sandy Hook.
He asks, “Why would Putin kill somebody who’s unpopular, who’s in prison, and then give the Western establishment a big win?”
No matter how “unpopular” Navalny was, he was considered a threat to Putin. Even though he was in prison, he was a symbol of opposition. He had to go. Putin is paranoid.
But understanding Putin’s anti-Americanism does not mean that the Congress should vote for $60 billion for Ukraine to send a message to the Russian dictator. Of the $60.7 billion for Ukraine, Associated Press says $38.8 billion would go to U.S. factories that make missiles, munitions and other gear.
This is their latch-ditch appeal – money for Ukraine is a U.S. jobs program.
However, I must conclude, after two years of this war, that the people around Biden do not want Ukraine to win the war. If we had a president like Reagan in the oval office, I would think differently.
To understand how Democrats in office start wars and then lose them is not isolationism.
Speaking to the Munich Security Conference, Republican Senator J.D. Vance noted that “…we don’t make enough munitions to support a war in Eastern Europe, a war in the Middle East, and potentially a contingency in East Asia. So the United States is fundamentally limited.”
We are “limited” because of the push for a “green economy” dependent on China and which forces our allies to buy Russian and Iranian oil.
Vance cited the following example: “The PAC-3, which is a Patriot interceptor, Ukraine uses in a month what the United States makes in a year. The Patriot missile system is on a five year back order, 155 millimeter artillery shells on more than a five year back order. We’re talking in the United States about ramping up our production of artillery to 100,000 a month by the end of 2025. The Russians make close to 500,000 a month right now at this very minute.”
Summing up, he says, “So the problem here vis-à-vis Ukraine is America doesn’t make enough weapons, Europe doesn’t make enough weapons, and that reality is far more important than American political will or how much money we print and then send to Europe.”
The answer, quite clearly, is for Europe, led by Germany, to rearm.
At the same time, Vance observed, “We have to remember that despite a lot of the hand-wringing, and I’ve heard a lot of it in private meetings and public meetings, Donald Trump was maybe the best president at deterring Russia in a generation. In fact, the only time that Russia has not invaded a foreign country over the last 20 years was the four years that Donald Trump was President.”
Regarding Putin’s latest assassination, Vance called Navalny “a brave person,” adding, “His death is a tragedy. I don’t think that he should have been in prison. I don’t think that he should have been killed in prison. And I condemn Putin for doing it. But here’s the problem: it doesn’t teach us anything new about Putin.”
We’ve known for a very long time that Putin is a dictator who kills his enemies. My book, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, is ten years old but tells the story of how Putin is assembling a global coalition of communist regimes and anti-American movements.
After Russia invaded Ukraine (again) under Biden, I wrote a column, ‘Saving America by Saving Ukraine,” but I now believe we must save America first. And that means understanding the dangers of Putin and his regime but also understanding the domestic situation under Biden and the Democrats. These people do not want the United States to win. They don’t want Ukraine to win and they don’t want Israel to win.
“You win wars with weapons, and the West doesn’t make enough weapons,” Vance explained.
As America tries to build more, at a very slow rate, the people of Ukraine suffer and wait. It's clear Biden doesn't care about their fate. If he did, he would have acted before now and he would not have encouraged an "incursion" from Russia in the first place.
What Vance says is not isolationism. It is realism. And that realism means that so-called “conservatives” and “Christians” rooting for Putin must wake up before they lose their own country to an enemy on the march here and abroad.
Putin Entertains Tucker in Russia
By Cliff Kincaid
Professor Renato Cristin (University of Trieste, Italy) and I are among the signatories of the Appeal for Nuremberg Trials for Communism. We agree that Vladimir Putin should be put on trial for communist crimes against humanity. We also agree, as he puts it, that “The Carlson-Putin skit is a political and cultural indecency, which should be classified as vaudeville.”
With his softball interview of the Russian dictator, Tucker Carlson has made himself into a laughing stock, a pathetic figure that seems to be angling for status in the Walter Duranty school of journalism.
It is significant that Tucker also showed up at a Russian grocery store, holding a loaf of bread, since Duranty is the New York Times journalist who claimed that the Stalin-induced Great Famine in Ukraine which killed seven to ten million never occurred.
We can laugh at Tucker’s antics but he continues to be a favorite of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which is meeting at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland, outside of D.C., from February 21st – February 24th. I attended and spoke at the CPAC conferences, especially when Ronald Reagan was president and was featured.
These days, I cover the CPAC conferences in order to understand where “conservatism” has gone wrong.
To understand this dangerous trend, I return to Professor Cristin’s critique of Tucker’s Putin interview. The Carlson-Putin show, he argues, was “a perfect psyop, a disinformation and psychological distortion operation, in the style of the old KGB and international communism.”
In 2014, we detected the start of the Russian infiltration of the conservative movement, as various conservative and “pro-family” leaders joined a Russian operative at a National Press Club conference in Washington, D.C. to proclaim Vladimir Putin the Christian savior of the world. Eventually, we published a major report on “Russian Influence in the Conservative Movement.”
Putin so liked the Tucker interview that he posted it in English on his own web site, but he later complained about the lack of tough questions, saying Tucker “chose a different tactic.”
That “tactic” was playing the role of a modern-day Walter Duranty, who started his career, according to S.J. Taylor’s book, Stalin’s Apologist, by participating with Satanist Aleister Crowley in drug-taking homosexual Satanic orgies.
As Tucker looks like a complete fool, by playing into Putin’s hands, we must wonder how this one-time “conservative” journalist turned out this way. He is a symbol of a much bigger problem.
Before he was fired by Fox, he had entered the Twilight Zone of New Age theories and beliefs, even doing shows about “cattle mutilations” and cows being sucked into flying saucers.
Whatever the explanation for his bizarre turn, his coverage of Russia has failed to convey to his audience that Putin is a former Soviet KGB colonel and that his regime is based on the remnants of the old Soviet Union, including its military and intelligence establishment.
At one time, I thought Tucker was the new voice of the forgotten American, noting that he was urging Republicans to return to the themes that got Trump elected. His 2018 book, Ship of Fools, was about how the failures of the political establishment led to the election of Trump.
But when he was on Fox, he became a mouthpiece for Glenn Greenwald, a former gay porn lawyer and libertarian who had attended various socialist conferences and then became a mouthpiece for former NSA/CIA operative Edward Snowden.
Snowden defected through Chinese Hong Kong before escaping to Russia, where he became a Russian citizen.
Perhaps Snowden has room at home for Tucker.
It was almost a year ago that I wrote about Tucker’s pro-Russian tendencies, noting he went over the edge with his promotion of a communist rally against Ukraine in Washington, D.C. that featured another person. Tara Reade, who has since fled to Russia. At the time, he had openly complained about alleged NSA surveillance of his personal communications. We now know he was using Russian contacts to arrange his recent Putin interview.
Tucker has become an unofficial foreign agent for Russia and is not ashamed of doing Putin’s bidding, even while the Russian dictator was apparently planning the murder of one of his chief critics, Alexei Navalny.
But Biden’s anti-Putin posturing is just as offensive.
On Friday, Biden exploited the murder of Navalny to attack President Trump and Republicans in Congress for the failure of his own “strategy.” He said Trump had encouraged a Russian invasion of NATO when the Russian invasions of Ukraine occurred first under President Barack Hussein Obama and then under President Biden.
Going further back in time, it was President Bill Clinton who arranged the Budapest Memorandum with Russia, disarming Ukraine of its nuclear weapons and leaving it open to the subsequent Russian invasions. Trump bears no blame for any of this.
Putin prefers Biden as president over Trump and it’s easy to see why.
Ukraine is Another Afghanistan
By Cliff Kincaid
I have always supported Ukraine’s fight for freedom but the Biden Administration doesn’t have a strategy to win the war. This is another Afghanistan withdrawal disaster in the making. As President Trump says, it’s time to stop the dying.
In my view, as a veteran observer of the Reagan Administration’s successful campaign to roll back communism worldwide, we should now save what we can of Ukraine and its people. Since Biden is not Reagan and has already given us one major foreign disaster in Afghanistan, we should try to avoid another comparable disaster in Europe. That means negotiations to avoid more death and dying. Such an approach will buy us time to save lives.
It does not make sense to continue to sacrifice the soldiers of Ukraine in vain. Instead, we should hope and pray for a change in administrations and a return to a Reagan-style policy of replacing communist regimes, including the one in Russia, headed by a former KGB operative who has now stated openly that he wants Biden to win in November.
It was Biden who encouraged Russia to invade Ukraine in the first place. Vladimir Putin first invaded under Barack Hussein Obama and then again under Biden. But he never launched an invasion under Trump.
On Wednesday’s Larry Kudlow show on Fox Business, he was pushing negotiations with Putin over Ukraine, a policy that makes sense considering that Biden is bleeding Ukraine dry and prolonging the war when he doesn’t have a strategy for Ukraine to win. Kudlow worked for Reagan and is a strong anti-communist. But he, too, understands that Biden has no strategy to win. This has become clear as Biden has refused to sophisticated weapons to Ukraine.
In fact, Biden doesn’t have a strategy for anything, except his re-election, and that is being handled by Obama and his operatives.
We must quit fooling ourselves about what is happening in Washington, D.C. The fool in charge doesn’t believe in Ukraine’s freedom or anything else, and he doesn’t appear to know or remember anything about his own life and family members, even as House Republicans document his financial corruption and various schemes to enrich his drug-addicted son.
Meanwhile, the Democrats attempt to bankrupt Trump and put the former president in jail, as the wars in Europe and now in the Middle East continue.
But as I finished watching Kudlow, I also caught a Jennifer Griffin report on Fox and I realized the proponents of more foreign aid to Ukraine have a last-ditch argument -- aid to Ukraine is a jobs program for American workers. She cited a report from the American Enterprise Institute.
It should all make sense to even the casual observer of world events: this has nothing to do with saving Ukraine from the Russians. It’s about propping up a bad economy he has tried to destroy with crazy “green” initiatives that have damaged America’s industrial strength.
But war is also big business. Griffin noted that 90 percent of the foreign aid goes to American jobs and U.S. weapons factories.
Providing this unique rationale for enabling Ukrainians to die trying to save their country is the “conservative-leaning” American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Griffin noted. Her report was featured on the Fox News “Special Report” show.
This was exciting news to the Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen, calling the jobs program “the best kept secret” of foreign aid to Ukraine.
Shame on these people. They justify a war economy that keeps the people of Ukraine fighting with no reasonable prosect of a military victory.
Thiessen, who is also a “scholar” at the AEI, promoted this justification of foreign aid to Ukraine back in December, and now it has exploded in public view, as the House of Representatives has balked at sending more money to a losing cause.
As we know, Biden dismissed the threat of a minor Russian “incursion” in the first place. That green light led to the full-scale invasion.
No wonder Putin has endorsed Biden for re-election. He looks like a strong Russian leader, even giving interviews to Tucker Carlson and then complaining about the easy questions. By contrast, Biden wanders around on stage, confusing the names of world leaders.
In the case of Afghanistan, Biden claimed the generals had never objected to a hasty withdrawal. That was a lie. Biden apparently forgot what they told him.
Still, Putin defends Biden. It’s not surprising. Biden is the best thing going for the Russians and America’s other enemies.
We see that AEI is governed by a Board of Trustees, “composed of leading business and financial executives” and that its foreign and defense policy scholars “are dedicated to the principle that American global leadership is vital to a peaceful, prosperous, and free world.”
But when it comes to Ukraine, their last and best argument is that foreign aid under Biden, who encouraged Putin’s invasion in the first place, creates jobs.
I am a Reagan conservative but have never been part of the conservative establishment represented by AEI. This latest twist and turn by those trying to keep the war going under the circumstances of making money for the arms industry makes me sick. This kind of corruption runs so deep that those of us genuinely committed to “a peaceful, prosperous, and free world” have to say enough is enough and object to business as usual, especially when young lives in Ukraine are being wasted and our own economy suffers and the USA is going broke.
Every day Putin bombards Ukraine and kills people. His regime in Moscow should be replaced. But that is not the objective of the United States Government. And NATO has turned out to be practically worthless, as only 18 of the 31 members are “on track” to meet the 2 percent of GDP figure on defense spending. Only 11 members are currently spending that much.
So this is a classic no-win war that certainly doesn’t benefit Ukraine.
Pulling back from a hollow NATO, as Trump suggests, would benefit Europe in the long run, as they will be forced to pursue what European Council President Charles Michel calls “strategic autonomy” and to “invest in its defense.”
If Europe truly fears Russia, let them act like it. But don’t bleed America dry and don’t bleed Ukraine to death in the process.
Democrat Beats Democrat in New York Election
By Cliff Kincaid
With a narrow majority, House Republicans voted to expel one of their own members and then lost a special election for that vacant seat in New York on Tuesday to a Biden-supporting Democrat. But it turns out the “Republican opponent” was also a Democrat.
This is another example of how the “Stupid Party” loses winnable elections.
This is also what happens when the Republican party subcontracts its candidate selection process to the New York Post and Fox News. It’s another indication that the Republican Party is headed for obliteration if it runs away from its reliable base of Trump supporters and runs fake Republicans or RINOs for office.
Conservatives are not fooled. They do not depend on the establishment “conservative” media for news and information anymore.
The New York Post and Fox News candidate, “Republican” Mazi Pilip, was a liberal black women and registered Democrat who attacked Trump and ran on a pro-abortion platform, mimicking her opponent, Democrat Tom Suozzi. Pilip lost by over seven points.
Public records uncovered by Politico showed Pilip has been enrolled as a Democrat since 2012, the publication said.
“Both Pilip and Joe Cairo, the [Nassau] county’s GOP chair, did not respond to numerous requests for comment, including through allies.” But the Nassau County Board of Elections’ spokesperson called on Pilip’s behalf and “confirmed she is an enrolled Democrat,” the publication reported.
So if she had won, would she have been expelled as well for falsely claiming to be a Republican?
President Trump is correct that MAGA voters stayed home in this race.
“Republicans just don’t learn,” said Trump, “but maybe she was still a Democrat?” He called Pilip a “very foolish woman” who tried to “straddle the fence” on many issues, including whether she would support Trump. He added, “MAGA, WHICH IS MOST OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, STAYED HOME…”
Establishment Republicans supported her because they were trying to act and look like Democrats, emphasizing ethnicity and background rather than conservative policy positions.
When she announced for the seat, she declared, “I’m a black, Jewish woman & I'm not afraid to tell you that I am 100% Pro-Law Enforcement, Pro-Border security, and Pro-Family. Democrats & the liberal media have spent years saying the GOP will never support someone of my ethnicity & my creed.”
So the Republican Party and the New York Post opted for a candidate who embodied DEI and lost the seat.
The New York Post “heartily” endorsed Pilip, warning, “A Dem win here would narrow the GOP’s already razor-thin House majority, empowering a party committed to bad and dangerous ideas.”
The paper is clearly a bad judge of character and elections in its own backyard, in this case the February 13th special election for Congress in Nassau County, New York. It should concentrate on its coverage of Taylor Swift.
With this loss, Republicans gave the seat of Republican George Santos to the Democrats and jeopardized their ability to get anything done.
In an unprecedented move, Santos had been expelled for lying about his background.
House Republicans just impeached Homeland Secretary Mayorkas for lying to Congress about a ‘secure” border. The Senate will not convict him. So he will stay in his job.
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, who says her top priority is to put Somalia first, remains in Congress.
By any objective calculation, Democrats are winning again.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, who is a good conservative, was bamboozled into endorsing Pilip and even raising money for her. He said, “…she doesn’t have is a rolodex filled with Hollywood billionaires and Wall Street bigwigs cutting big checks like her left-wing opponent does.”
He called her “pro-family” and she claimed to be “pro-life.” But she said she would oppose an “abortion ban” to protect unborn babies and would instead protect “women’s rights” to abort their children.
In other words, she ran as a Democrat (which she was anyway) on this issue which is so important to pro-life Americans. She even said she would oppose “funding cuts” for “reproductive care.” That meant taxpayer dollars for killing unborn babies.
The left-wing “opponent” won anyway because pro-lifers didn’t believe they had a real choice. As Trump said, they stayed home.
Despite Mazi’s status as a former soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), she did not fight for conservative values. She wasn’t a Republican to begin with, although she took some “conservative” positions, such as border security. It wasn’t good enough.
There is a lesson here for conservatives who think the Republican Party is a reliable vehicle for conservative values: don’t trust the party establishment. And don’t trust the candidates themselves when they suddenly emerge as “Republicans” when they run for office.
It’s Trump Vs. Obama in 2024
By Cliff Kincaid
I wasn’t sure if Taylor Swift would power the Chiefs to victory in the Super Bowl, but I am completely certain that Barack Hussein Obama is the key to understanding the fate of Joe Biden. In our new report, The Super Bowl of Elections, I look at both candidates in this presidential election year. It’s Trump Vs. Obama.
Biden has never been a player. He has been a front man all along.
America’s Survival, Inc. had published documentary evidence of Barack Hussein Obama’s communist connections back in 2008. Arizona Senator John McCain, who won the GOP nomination, wasn’t interested in bringing any of that to the public’s attention. He lost an easily winnable race against Obama. In 2012, when Senator Mitt Romney won the nomination and ran against Obama, Joel Gilbert released a popular documentary “Dreams from My Real Father,” drawing on our material and going into substantial detail about Obama’s Marxist roots.
We argued that the right strategy to defeat Obama was to expose his Marxist views, including the role of communist Frank Marshall Davis in molding Obama’s political philosophy. But top Republicans disagreed. GOP “strategist” Karl Rove told Republican donors, “If you say he’s a socialist, they’ll go to defend him. If you call him a ‘far out left-winger,’ they’ll say, ‘no, no, he’s not.’” Rove said that Republicans had to “adopt a respectful tone” in criticizing Obama.
Hence, we got Obama for two terms and then, after a conspiracy was launched to destroy President Trump, the election was rigged to impose Obama’s vice-president, Joe Biden, on the nation.
Trump’s possible return to power threatens to further expose what national security expert J. Michael Waller, in his new book, Big Intel, calls the infiltration of the FBI and the CIA by communist agents. In this extraordinary book, Waller describes his own interactions with a Soviet/Russian spy within the FBI by the name of Robert Hanssen and the failure by the FBI to follow-up on the damage that was done – and which continues.
Waller even had a laptop of messages from Hanssen and received “material of an extremely sensitive nature” from the spy. “Separately, two teams of FBI special agents came to visit me,” He said, “but they didn’t seek the laptop.”
At the time, Waller, the former Annenberg Professor of International Communication at the Institute of World Politics, was trying to educate national security professionals on the techniques of communist infiltration in the U.S. Government.
“What the FBI didn’t want to know” about Hanssen is one of the headlines from this new book. But the CIA didn’t want to know, either.
Even if Biden loses in 2024, the communists never give up. They had several tricks up their sleeves when Trump won in 2016 and they can pull any number of ploys should he win again. We should know that by now.
It was Obama, at the end of his first term, who assured Vladimir Putin of Russia in a “candid” private conversation with his puppet Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” to accommodate Russia during his second term. Then, in 2014, Russia staged its first invasion of Ukraine.
Obama, at the end of his second term, launched Russia-gate against the incoming president, Trump, and visited Chinese President Xi in what the communist media described as “veteran cadres” discussing the future of communism.
Then, as Trump was preparing to run for his second term, China unleashed COVID, enabling swing states dominated by Democrats to rig the presidential election against Trump through mail-in voting.
It was all coordinated in the capitals of Russia and China and arranged through the Obama presidency and subsequent Obama apparatus, now in control of the Biden presidency.
So whether Biden stays or goes, it’s Obama in control.
* Cliff Kincaid is president of America’s Survival, Inc. www.usasurvival.org
Trump is Right About Ukraine
By Cliff Kincaid
A group of anti-communists led by Trevor Loudon has announced a “Conservatives 4 Ukraine Speakers and Media Bureau” to counter pro-Russian propaganda from the likes of Tucker Carlson. I support them wholeheartedly. My fear is that “Team Joe” is doing far more damage to Ukraine than Tucker could ever do.
“Team Joe” is the name of the Joe Biden for president campaign. He makes anti-Russian sounds and goes through the motions of appearing to support Ukraine over Russia. But he fails to ask Congress to support a victory by Ukraine over Russia. Instead, he is bleeding Ukraine, as it struggles to survive almost daily bombardments from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
On another level, we must consider the fact that the modern Democratic Party is a vehicle for the same “values” that Russia has tried to foist on the rest of the world, ever since the Russian revolution of 1917. (The “ex-communist” Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, now postures as a Russian nationalist and religious conservative).
Looking back at the history of socialists in the West, Putin himself declared that “…the[U.S.] Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to Social Democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the Social Democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved.”
Viewed in this light, the war over Ukraine is less over freedom versus socialism than what form of socialism Ukraine will be saddled with. Will Ukraine be ruled by Ukraine or by Russia, its previous master? Ukraine wants to join the EU, the European Union, a socialist monstrosity.
I always favor national sovereignty in a case like this, and Ukraine deserves our support. But under “Team Joe” Ukraine stands no chance of winning. That should be clear by now.
Almost two years ago Speaker Mike Johnson voted against a Ukraine aid bill, saying, “We should not be sending another $40 billion abroad when our own border is in chaos, American mothers are struggling to find baby formula, gas prices are at record highs, and American families are struggling to make ends meet, without sufficient oversight over where the money will go.”
Such an argument is striking a chord with conservatives, whatever you may think of Tucker’s pro-Putin propaganda show.
Johnson received an F on the Republicans for Ukraine congressional report card.
But such a grade is unfair. Johnson favors a victory by Ukraine over Russia but is also concerned that “Team Joe” does not favor victory. He says, “We want accountability, and we want objectives that are clear from the White House.”
There is a very real problem of Russian influence in the conservative movement, and Tucker is the personification of that problem.
In our report, The Big Lie Driving Russian Influence in the Conservative Movement and the Destruction of Ukraine, we examine the operations of the Russian intelligence service going back decades, fomenting anti-Semitism and the present war in the Middle East. We examine how American TV personalities such as Tucker Carlson and Stephen K. Bannon echo Russian propaganda about Ukraine.
They are playing into Putin’s hands, in much the same way that Biden did, when he indicated that a minor Russian “incursion” into Ukraine wouldn’t matter much. That is what has led to Ukraine’s predicament.
The additional problem for conservatives favoring aid to Ukraine is that we now have evidence of how the Biden Administration is trying to thwart an Israeli military victory over Hamas. In this case, however, Israeli Prime Minter Benjamin Netanyahu is standing up to Biden.
If Biden doesn’t favor a victory by Ukraine or Israel, and that’s where the evidence leads us, and if the United States is going broke in the process, what good does additional aid do? That is the problem House Speaker Mike Johnson is contemplating.
And since we all know that Tucker has taken the side of Russia in this war, what good does it do to bash him when Ukraine should have won this war with the right weapons months ago? Those were the weapons Biden denied Ukraine.
The Trump position, “We want people to stop dying,” makes more sense as the war continues. Under Biden, negotiations make sense until a new president of the United States can take office and review U.S. policy toward Russia.
Trevor Loudon says, “Allowing Russian forces to defeat Ukraine will almost certainly lead to World War III. Putin's victory would empower China, Iran and North Korea, who are all targeting the US and its allies.” This is true. The fallacy in this argument is that Ukraine won’t be allowed to win under “Team Joe,” our enemies continued to gather strength under Biden, and Trump’s position of immediate negotiations and even a cease fire is the only way to buy time and save the lives of brave Ukrainians.
Fani Willis Scandal Blows Lid Off Election Fraud
By Cliff Kincaid
The Fani Willis scandal is getting a lot of attention. But even though former President Trump is a defendant, his attorneys have not produced the evidence of the scandal. Instead, Ashleigh Merchant, the attorney for Trump co-defendant Michael Roman, is behind the revelations about whether Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and her prosecutor, Nathan Wade, have “an irreparable and fatal conflict of interest” and whether Willis has used “public monies for personal gain.”
In response, Willis has admitted a “personal relationship” with Wade, causing the Washington Post to conclude the charges constitute a “damaging blow” to the case against Trump.
Equally important, the revelations could refocus attention on the election fraud that cost President Trump the White House in 2020.
In an extraordinary story, the Post blames Michael Roman for the damaging revelations in the Fani Willis scandal, implying this was somehow a dirty tricks operation, even though it was attorney Ashleigh Merchant who uncovered the scandal through basic research techniques. The paper is upset that the conflict of interest involving Willis and her boyfriend Wade has become a national scandal.
The paper said, “Roman’s defense attorney, Ashleigh Merchant, told The Post in a brief exchange that she, rather than her client, unearthed the information that underpins the claims against Willis and Wade.”
This didn’t stop the Post from trying to make Michael Roman’s personal life and political history of fighting for conservative values into a major controversy.
What we can say for sure is that Ashley Merchant is an attorney who has an impressive reputation and has accomplished much more than Trump’s team of lawyers. Her 38-page submission to the court, requesting dismissal of the indictment, includes documents and invoices from the law offices of Nathan Wade making her case.
This lawsuit was described at the time it was filed as a “bombshell.” The allegations of misconduct against Fani Willis are explosive.
If we had a real investigative press, papers like the Post would have uncovered the Fani Willis scandal. The Post slogan is “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”
What Trump needs is an attorney like Ashleigh Merchant to uncover the conflicts of interest involving Special Counsel Jack Smith. I have uncovered some of them.
Incredibly, in its story about Michael Roman, the Post conceded that evidence of election fraud is real. It said that he got a break in politics in 1993 knocking on doors for Philadelphia lawyer Bruce S. Marks, a friend of Roman’s for more than 30 years who was running a Republican campaign for the Pennsylvania state Senate.
“Marks appeared to lose in a close race,” the paper said, “but overturned the result in federal court by proving that his Democratic opponent benefited from fraudulent absentee ballots. The case caused Roman to fixate on voter fraud years before it became central to Republican politics.”
A local CBS News story in 2016 quoted Marks as saying, “We have a sordid history of corruption among the Democratic elected officials and in elections in Philadelphia and my 1993 election to the State Senate is the poster child for that. I give the Democrats credit in Philadelphia. They don't commit fraud every year. They only commit fraud when they have to. They had to commit fraud in order to deny me an election to the State Senate in 1993. They did it through massive absentee ballot fraud. They did it by putting thugs at the polls to keep us from contesting the absentee ballots. They did it through the participation of the City Commissioners, who were directly involved in the wrongdoing, ignored our challenges and illegally certified my opponent.”
Marks went on to say that it took a federal court ruling to overturn the fraudulent outcome.
Such corruption was exactly what Trump and his co-defendants were trying to guard against in the 2020 election.
In fact, Marks and Roman wrote a 2020 article, “Some advice from victims of voter fraud who won the day,” explaining the 1993 case in these terms:
“After months of legal battle, a federal judge issued a landmark decision finding that candidate William Stinson and the Philadelphia city officials engaged in massive fraud involving thousands of illegal votes, removed the Democrat from office, and instated the rightly elected Republican as senator. A dozen campaign workers were convicted of election fraud. We should know. Bruce Marks was the candidate, and Mike Roman ran his ballot security operation.”
This case puts the efforts of Fani Willis and Jack Smith and other anti-Trump prosecutors in the proper perspective. The Democrats do steal elections and don’t want Republicans to uncover their techniques and conflicts of interest.
For arguing that there was election fraud in Pennsylvania and other states in 2020, Trump and his attorneys have been accused of “election denial” and Trump has been charged with “insurrection” by media such as Politico. Trump vice-president Mike Pence betrayed Trump with his failure to send the 2020 election results back to the states for reconsideration.
A Heartland Institute study of the impact of unconstitutional and fraudulent mail-in voting found that Trump won in 2020.
Viewed in this context, the Fani Willis prosecution of Trump and the other co-defendants on a bogus charge of “racketeering” reflects the fear that vote-stealing schemes would be uncovered. Her case now lies in ruins over an office romance.
SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST UNRWA STAFF IN THE GAZA STRIP
26 January 2024
From Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner-General
“The Israeli Authorities have provided UNRWA with information about the alleged involvement of several UNRWA employees in the horrific attacks on Israel on 7 October.
“To protect the Agency’s ability to deliver humanitarian assistance, I have taken the decision to immediately terminate the contracts of these staff members and launch an investigation in order to establish the truth without delay. Any UNRWA employee who was involved in acts of terror will be held accountable, including through criminal prosecution.
“UNRWA reiterates its condemnation in the strongest possible terms of the abhorrent attacks of 7 October and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all Israeli hostages and their safe return to their families.
“These shocking allegations come as more than 2 million people in Gaza depend on lifesaving assistance that the Agency has been providing since the war began. Anyone who betrays the fundamental values of the United Nations also betrays those whom we serve in Gaza, across the region and elsewhere around the world”.
Sessions Leads Bicameral Inquiry into CCP-Linked Illegal Marijuana Operations in the United States
February 2, 2024. Washington, D.C. - Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) led a letter to Attorney General of the United States Merrick Garland concerning Chinese Communist Party (CCP) affiliated marijuana cultivation operations in the United States. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Congressmen Jared Golden (D-ME), Senator Angus King (I-ME), and Congressman David Valadao (R-CA) led this letter along with Congressman Sessions and 45 additional Members of Congress.
The letter elevates recent reports about the surge in CCP-affiliated marijuana farming operations across the country. In addition to marijuana cultivation, these operations are implicated in a range of criminal activities including: human trafficking, drug trafficking, forced labor, and violent crime.
A leaked document from the Department of Homeland Security dated August 2023 suggests that these illicit farms are part of a larger network involving Asian transnational criminal organizations. The revenue generated by these illegal operations reportedly dwarfs that of legal marijuana markets, indicating a significant underground economy.
“There is substantial evidence implicating the CCP in directly supporting illicit marijuana grow operations across the United States.” said the lawmakers. “Further, the same DHS document indicated 270 suspected illicit marijuana operations in rural Maine generated an estimated $4.37 billion in revenue, far outpacing the $158 million from the state’s legal marijuana market last year… This issue is not limited to the illegal cultivation and distribution of marijuana. Allowing illicit marijuana farms tied to the CCP is a continued threat to national security, public safety, and human rights.”
The bipartisan group of legislators is seeking a comprehensive briefing from the Department of Justice on several critical questions related to this subject.
The full letter can be found here.
New Lies for Old as the Workers Revolt
By Cliff Kincaid
Lies about the economy are coming from three main sources: the government, the media, and the labor unions. The purpose is to save the Biden presidency.
Socialist scholar Paul LeBlanc's article, "Socialist Convergence and the Green New Deal," is relevant here, for it outlined how “green” economic policies would provide the transition from capitalism “to a socialist democracy.”
The Biden Administration has tried to accomplish this, but working men and women are not buying it. They have experienced the reality of an economy which has seen prices increase 17.6 percent since Biden took office.
Nevertheless, inside-the-beltway publications are cheerleading for Bidenomics, with Politico declaring that “The blowout job growth in January adds fuel to President Joe Biden's pitch to voters that the economy is solidly recovering under his watch.”
Similarly, a February 2 CNN report blared “Another shockingly good jobs report shows America's economy is booming.”
The reality is something else. Two of my good friends, specialists in computer technology and high tech, described to me in stark terms how bad the economy really is. The husband is facing a lay-off at a research firm and a very difficult time finding a good-paying job.
To understand this fact, consider a report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a firm that helps employees find new jobs or careers. It begins, “U.S.-based employers announced 82,307 cuts in January, a 136 % increase from the 34,817 cuts announced one month prior.”
The second paragraph declares, “With the exception of last January’s total, this is the highest number of job cuts announced in January since January 2009, when 241,749 cuts were announced in the first month of that year.”
If you haven’t heard about this report, consider yourself a victim of government lies in the form of statistics.
When job figures were revised downward, meaning America added 306,000 fewer jobs, CNN still proclaimed “the labor market is still hot.”
The lies are not convincing the American people. “Biden trails GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on major policy and personal comparisons, including by more than 20 points on which candidate would better handle the economy,” reports NBC News, citing new poll numbers.
Every week good paying jobs are being destroyed under Bidenomics. UPS, for example, said it will lay off 12,000 employees, after a “difficult and disappointing year.”
Interestingly, the media are suffering from Bidenomics. The publication Inside Radio reports that the year-to-date (2023) total cuts in the news media included layoffs at liberal organs such as NPR, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, Vox, and the Texas Tribune.
The Washington Post initiated its “headcount reduction goal” of 240 job cuts through voluntary buyouts. Anther outlet, The Messenger, a “source for trusted and unbiased news and information,” went completely bankrupt.
Overall, the firm Resume Builder conducted a survey of businesses and found that
Despite this, big labor unions are backing Biden because the over-paid leaders are allied with the socialist-communist movement in America.
United Auto Workers (UAW) president Shawn Fain Fain, who wears the T-shirt proclaiming “Eat the Rich,” makes over $200,000 a year and endorses Biden while acknowledging “A great majority of our members will not vote for President Biden.”
Trump called Fain a “dope,” adding that he is “selling the Automobile Industry right into the big, powerful, hands of China,” but in fact Fain knows what he is doing.
Jeff Mordock, the White House reporter for The Washington Times, writes that “The UAW’s leadership and ties to socialism date back to the late 1930s when Homer Martin, an avowed socialist, ran the union. Although labor experts say Mr. Fain’s rhetoric doesn’t rise to the level of socialism, it marks the first time a UAW president has depicted union efforts as a battle of the classes since socialists were running it.”
These “labor experts” have missed the fact that Fain’s election was “heavily supported by the Democratic Socialists of America,” reports Trevor Loudon
The Communist People’s World highlights National Education Association (NEA) President Becky Pringle, who made $495,787, as another leading “progressive.” Under the leadership of this self-described “fierce social justice warrior,” the 3-million member NEA has endorsed Biden for re-election, insisting he is “lowering costs for working families” and “rebuilding the middle class.”
The NEA is participating in the “Black Lives Matter at School nationwide week of action” during February 5–9, 2024. The dedication of BLM to the destruction of the nuclear family is well-known but the militant lesbian orientation of two of the founders, now called “queerness,” is usually not highlighted.
On February 5, the NEA’s “partners” at the Zinn Education Project kicked off the week of action by hosting an online discussion, “Everyday Solidarity: Interracial Organizing Stories from The Sum of Us” with author Heather McGhee.
McGhee served as president of the group Demos, a “progressive” outlet supporting the national Democratic Party, from 2014 through June, 2018. Its funders include George Soros.
Zinn is Howard Zinn, a secret Communist Party member. America's Survival, Inc. obtained Zinn's FBI file and posted its contents.
Not all “progressives,” however, are backing Biden. The “Roots Action” group thinks he is a loser in November because he has not been “progressive” enough.
Since the lies about economic “progress” under Bidenomics are falling flat and since the claims that Trump was a Russian agent also fell flat, having been exposed as lies disseminated by the FBI, the new charge is that Trump is a fascist.
Smearing enemies such as Trump as a fascist or Nazi is a favorite communist trick and has been used extensively by the Revolutionary Communist Party. It seems to be the only trick the Biden supporters -- at least those still supporting him -- have left.
The feminists running the “Women’s March” movement are holding a February 5 training session “on how to talk to your loved ones, neighbors, and networks about freedom over fascism.” It features Anat Shenker-Osorio, a communications specialist who has been involved in “progressive electoral and policy victories across the globe” and has “delivered her findings packed” in venues such as the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Soros-funded Open Society Foundations.
You can expect Biden to drop his attacks on “MAGA Republicans” and pick up the charge that he is standing in the way of fascism.