For those who have followed my news feed for sometime, global financial issues aren’t anything new. But this article, in light of what is happening here in 2022 concerning Russia and Ukraine, is a good recap of global trends that have brought us to this point. That includes justified criticism of the US’s abuse of the dollar as the current global reserve currency. Very insightful, for the bewildered, to the background of ongoing international conflict.
Contemporary “Great Power” competition ultimately comes down to global financial control.
(Editor’s note: These links are now dead, in the wake of the January 2021 Big Tech purge of Trump and myriad other Christian and conservative voices.)
I was never a Trump fan. I always despised the bizarre celebrity culture in our country that by and large propelled him to the presidency. I have to admit I enjoyed greatly watching him humiliate and mock the feral dogs of the White House press pool; people who are some of the vilest people on the planet, no better than jackals running the savannas of Africa. And whether his political enemies like it or not, he has accomplished a lot of bipartisan good the last four years.
That being said, any sane mind has to see the 2020 presidential election was stolen, riddled with fraud and corruption across whole states. Trump lays out the evidence. The MSM is one of the main enablers of this criminal conduct.
I’m ambivalent about Trump. But the Lord has obviously Providentially used him to bust this decades long corruption wide open. I’m not ambivalent about running down those behind this and prosecuting them under every Federal law that they violated pulling this off. Our Constitutional order depends on it. That remains to be seen.
Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States
Globalist pants-wetting. What nonsense. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, but in the midst of everything, this small snippet in the (typical) theatrical confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett is a credit to Trump’s nomination of her. The Constitution and Constitutional law is an American document, a legal document Americans live under. I always take the “nationalist” slur from a globalist personally because it undermines American sovereignty to the ever encroaching globalist “new world order.”
I am a card carrying American patriot – America first. If that makes me appear to some snotty globalist/internationalist a backward, “hick” thinker in the “norms of democracy” – too bad. Any hint of subjugation of American blood bought Constitutional law to a faux, morally ambiguous and corrupt internationalism should be virulently opposed by any American.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has questioned the validity of international law. Her appointment will likely have wide impacts on human rights, environmental treaties and the norms of democracy, FP’s @michaelphirsh reports.https://t.co/oGNkgIHBDu
Well, a few others and I called this one well. Now the upper eschelons of the Navy, after the posturing of the Pentagon brass and their civilian cheerleaders egging them on, in the wake of the removal of USS Roosevelt Capt. Brett Crozier, have come to the conclusion he should be reinstated to his former command. It was clear from the very start the morally flaccid in the halls of the Pentagon (modeled well by thenacting secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly – what a weasel), were all covering their own butts and personal mismanagement and cared nothing for the truth – or the health and welfare of the USS Roosevelt crew.
Capt. Crozier, in a very difficult situation after having to deal with these useless career bureacrats, did what he had to do to save his crew in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak on the ship. He may never receive any recognition professionally for his act of valor, but the respect and admiration of many people like me, and active duty NAVY staff throughout the fleet, is no doubt worth more in the long run.
HUZZAH, Capt. Crozier! HUZZAH!
Get that ship squared away and back out on the water!
Steve Berman at The Resurgent gives some much needed insight into the sacking of Captain Brett Crozier of the USS Roosevelt after a letter about the coronavirus outbreak onboard was “leaked” (the carrier is currently berthed in Guam). Initial reports from the Navy brass was “…Crozier was dismissed due to loss of confidence and for not using his chain of command to make Navy leaders aware of his concerns about the coronavirus outbreak on the ship, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced at the Pentagon.”
BREAKING: US Navy sailors on aircraft carrier in Guam break out in cheers thanking Captain Crozier and chanting his name after he was fired from his positing for protecting them pic.twitter.com/UPmaqnmApq
From what I can garner thus far, Crozier did in fact make the effort to alert the upper echelons of the Navy of the quickly evolving scenario on board the tightly packed ship, but was quickly hobbled by the red tape the bureaucracy is notorious for, and he intuitively sensed the immediate danger to his sailors. So he, figuratively, “jumped on the grenade” to save his crew.
For those familiar with American pop culture, this probable scenario was clearly portrayed in the movie “Behind Enemy Lines” starring Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. In the movie, Gene Hackman, as the captain of an America carrier, sacrifices his career in defiance of NATO directives to initiate a rescue mission to save his downed pilot, played by Owen Wilson. Funny how reality mirrors fiction, or vice versa.
If it does, indeed, come out that this was how the scenario went down, I think Navy Secretary Thomas Modly should be immediately sacked, for many of the valid reasons Berman states in his article. The sort of posturing here by Secretary Modly and the Navy higher ups, to basically “save face,” is caustic and undermines the confidence in their questionable leadership and judgment by our brave, forward deployed sailors in these perilous times.
UPDATE: Mark Alexander Milley, a United States Army general and the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is making the rounds on Twitter with the “official narrative” of the Pentagon for the sacking of USS Roosevelt Capt. Cozier. Predictably, those with the analytical thinking skills of children (and a few with clear “daddy” issues in their slobbering endorsement of Miller) fall in line.
Riddle me this, then. Probably more people have walked in space then have skippered a US nuclear aircraft carrier. It should be intuitive to even the most dull that for these men to make it to “the chair” have to be some of the most trustworthy, tested, and dependable individuals (mind, body, and spirit) to exist in the nation. Yet, we are to believe that Capt. Crozier succumbed to the laundry list of command failures propagated by the Pentagon brass in the wake of the blowback generated by their decision concerning Crozier?
Oh, please. What a crock. The whole thing stinks to high heaven, and Capt. Crozier is getting thrown under the bus to cover a lot of butts.
The recent Trump decision to pull out a few hundred military advisors from Northeast Syria in the face of a Turkish push into Kurdish controlled territory to establish an ill defined “safe zone” has generated a bewildering wail of protest from American Evangelical Christian circles in recent days. I find it a little appalling; the selective outrage and histrionics from the very diehard supporters of Trump, who ran on a platform promising to do the very thing he is doing in this scenario.
It is hypocritical because in the midst of the impending “slaughter” and “genocide” the Evangelical Christian Industry Media is hyperventilating about in their faux outrage is curiously ignored as it is happening in other parts of the world in real time. What is the big difference between Northeastern Syria and Africa?
Reasons too many and detailed to go into for this writer. That the American Evangelical Christian Industrial complex is in bed with the world; a selective globalist social gospel prevailing over the authentic proclamation of the genuine, guarantees the pandemonium throughout will continue. The US Government, in cahoots with a fake US “Christian” cohort, is expecting Trump to continue to support one terrorist organization over another. An endless treadmill of wars the majority of Americans, including this writer, is really weary of.
While #AmericanEvangelicalism skates along largely oblivious – or perhaps in resignation – to the uncontainable collapse of their careless, morally bankrupt, Disneyland culture and the hirelings in American pulpits furtively assuage the frightened sheep and the ambivalent tares in their flocks with notions of “revival” and escape from the repercussions of their careless living, prophetic history moves forward.
Recent weeks and seemingly disparate events brings the Middle East closer to WWIII – and fulfillment (my Preterist friend’s varied insistence this being the war at the end of the thousand year reign aside) of the Ezekiel 38-39 war scenario. The recent Israeli Air Force (IDF) strikes in the area of Palmyra, Syria, have brought the Israelis extremely close to Russian assets deployed in the area to support the Syrian Army and their ally Bashar Assad. The March bombing run and peripheral events was a bit much for Russia.
It is important to note that the Jewish nation is very up front about their security intentions, especially as they seek to maintain the balance of power in preventing “game changer” arms falling into the hands of their enemies, like Hezb’Allah and Hamas in Gaza. Netanyahu reiterated this again in this situation.
“When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah — when we have the intel and the operational capability — we act to prevent it. That’s how we’ve acted and how we will continue to act… and everyone needs to take this into account,” Netanyahu said on Friday.
Yet, the Russians seem to think that their presence in the area and supporting Assad in his civil war exempts them from the inevitable collateral damage when Israel moves on a security threat – even going so far to say that these “games” are over.
Or what? They’ll invade Israel? Under the pretext of upending this lawless “rogue regime” and partnered with a “coalition of the willing?”
Read the Bible Vlad. The casualty counts are going to be apocalyptic when you finally do. It’s really going to take the wind out of your sails, along with your Islamist allies. And it isn’t going to be the Israelis bringing the pain….
Quoting Captain Ahab’s men:
“All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick.” – Ahab’s men struggle to understand his hatred of Moby Dick.
…Trump inverts that policy relationship. In Trump’s post cold war world, US foreign policy will be dominated by trade policy. Even national security policy will be subservient to trade policy. If trade policy is dominant, we’ll see China, Mexico and the EU (Germany) become competitors. Russia, in contrast will become an ally since it doesn’t pose a trade threat.
Which reveals a lot into the public positions and cordial statements Trump has made about the Russians and Putin over the months during the 2016 campaign, and the focus on China in the debates and Trump’s foreign policy priorities. China – an economic behemoth and burgeoning naval power – is the main challenger to an American president scope-locked in on economic revival in our times.