WAYNE ROOT: Has One Rigged Election Destroyed America Forever? The Odds Are Against Us. – Nwo Report


Source: Wayne Allyn Root

Folks, we are in a world of trouble.

America has faced tough odds before. America beats impossible odds all the time. We are resilient and relentless. We are a nation of people who believe nothing is impossible. So, never count us out. There is always hope.

But make no mistake, we are now in the fight of our lives. The odds may be worse than we have ever faced. Our nation is being destroyed from within. America is hanging by a thread. The attacks are relentless and ominous.

TRENDING: Regarding Mitt Romney.

Our borders are wide open with millions of foreign invaders coming in each year. The bad countries of the world are emptying out their prisons- to send their worst criminals to us. Illegal aliens by the millions are bringing poverty, disease, and violent crime; bloating our budgets; exploding our national debt; and destroying our education, healthcare, and social security systems.

Inflation is raging like never before in modern history. No one really knows how bad it will get. But the government is hiding the true level. More accurate measurements of inflation put us
in the range of 15% to 20%. And it’s only going to get worse. This has the potential to wipe out the great American middle class.

If and when gas reaches $10 per gallon (or higher), the US economy will be at the point of collapse. What working-class or middle-class person will be able to drive to work when it costs $200 or more to fill up one tank of gas?

What will happen to 3.5 million American truckers who each drive thousands of miles a week? If they can’t get the food or goods to market, our nation collapses into “Mad Max” territory. It’s every man and woman for themselves.

And don’t forget we have the worst employee shortage in history. No one wants to work anymore because Biden gives so much government welfare and bailout money away. And I haven’t even gotten to the worst scenarios yet.

But the point is, a rigged election has changed everything.

Think of America with President Trump in charge. We had perhaps the greatest and most prosperous economy in history; the highest increase in middle-class incomes ever; the lowest unemployment ever- including the lowest black and Latino unemployment ever; inflation and interest rates at historic lows; a perfect supply chain- with a plethora of everything; and peace all over the world. But some Americans didn’t like Trump’s tweets.

What would you give to have Trump back right about now?

Everything is at risk now. America is a disaster now. All because we allowed Democrats to rig a presidential election with millions of fake mail-in ballots; no Voter ID; little or no signature matching; plus an insane idea called “ballot harvesting” that used to be illegal in all 50 states; ballot drops in the middle of the night of 100,000 to 0 for Biden; ballots counted for days after the election until the desired result was achieved; and every Republican witness kicked out of the room while the votes were being counted in key battleground states.

No evidence of a rigged election there, right?

Now to the potential life or death problems that we face because we allowed a rigged election…

We face the real possibility of World War III with the Ukraine- Russia war. Are you ready to let your sons and daughters die in Ukraine?

We face the real possibility of a nuclear war. We are closer than at any time in modern history. Even the UN announced that only days ago.

We are about to sign the Iran treaty- the worst deal in world history, that hands nuclear weapons to the worst terrorist nation in the world.

China is almost certain to invade Taiwan- which makes up 95% of the crucial computer chips in the world. Without them, we can’t operate our computers, cell phones, or cars.

And then as a “bonus”, we face financial collapse if we can’t get enough oil to fill our gas tanks; if the Russian money we just banned from our system undermines credit markets and brings down our entire banking system; or if our dollar collapses as the “world reserve currency.”

These disasters are not only all on the table at this minute, but what if several converge at the same time? Our country, your life, your children’s future could be gone, forever. Just like that.

All because we allowed a rigged election in the United States of America.

Who are you gonna vote for in November? If you vote Democrat you are officially suicidal.

P.S. “Let’s Go, Brandon.”

Wayne Allyn Root is known as “the Conservative Warrior.” Wayne’s latest book, “The Great Patriot Protest & Boycott Book” is a #1 bestseller. Wayne is the host of the nationally- syndicated “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” on USA Radio Network, daily from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and the “WAR RAW” podcast. Visit ROOTforAmerica.com, or listen live at USAradio.com, or “on-demand” 24/7 at iHeartRadio.com, or on the Audacy app.

New details of Fed involvement in the Jan 6 riot | The Wentworth Report


New details of Fed involvement in the Jan 6 riot. By Revolver.

Out of all of the thousands of January 6’s protesters, and the thousands of hours of publicly available footage from that fateful day, Ray Epps has turned out to be perhaps the only person nailed dead to rights confessing on camera to plotting a pre-planned attack on the Capitol. On both January 5 and January 6, Epps announced multiple times, at multiple locations, his upcoming plot to breach the US Capitol. He then spent hours attempting to recruit hundreds of others to join him. On top of it all, Epps was seen leading key people and managing key aspects of the initial breach of the Capitol grounds himself.

It would be one thing if Epps’s repeated calls on January 5 to “go into the Capitol” had simply amounted to bluster. But Epps followed through on his stated mission to shepherd others inside. In clips 4-6 of the above compilation, we see Epps actively orchestrate elements of the very first breach of the Capitol barricades at 12:50 p.m, while Trump still had 20 minutes left in his rally speech.

It is noteworthy that this Ray Epps breach occurs just one minute after Capitol Police began responding to reports of two “pipe bombs” located at DNC and GOP headquarters, respectively. Rather conveniently, the already-handicapped Capitol Police thus had still-fewer resources with which to respond to the barricade breach in question.

While the “pipe bombs” turned out to be a dud, the Ray Epps breach proved fateful. Today, the official stories told by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the US Justice Department all depict the apparent Ray Epps-orchestrated 12:50 p.m. initial breach of metal barricades as the “Big Bang” event of January 6.

In large part, this description is hardly an exaggeration. Indeed, it was the 12:50 p.m. breach of the Capitol grounds, in conjunction with a handful of suspicious individuals ripping down fencing and signage, that set in motion the conditions allowing for 1/6 to turn from a rally into a riot.

In this report, we will blow open this network of still-unindicted key operators who appear to have been at work either with or around Ray Epps during the initial Capitol grounds breach. You, dear reader, will be scandalized — though perhaps unsurprised — to learn that none of the actors covered in this report have received attention in the mainstream press, despite their active and indispensable roles in the events of 1/6. …

Agents of the FBI Field Office in Phoenix (where Epps lives) have gone so far as to explicitly deny knowledge that Ray Epps even exists. Instead of pursuing Epps, FBI agents have instead pursued journalists who had the temerity to ask Epps in person if he was a government operative. …

The sham Congressional January 6 Commission seems to be going along with the charade of Ray Epps denialism. … The Commission has yet to express even a basic interest in Ray Epps or his communications leading up to and on January 6. …

If Epps turns out to have been some kind of government operative, which at present is the only clean and simple explanation for his immunity, it is game over for the official “MAGA insurrection” narrative of 1/6. Epps was the day’s loudest riot recruiter, and its apparent leader of the very first breach of Capitol grounds. If Ray Epps is a Fed, the “Insurrection” becomes the “Fedsurrection” in one fell swoop. …

But it is imperative to note that if Epps was just a cog in a much larger federal operation, he would not have been deployed alone. Historically speaking, when Feds have orchestrated fake mobs of fake protesters, or contrived fake conspiratorial plots, the Feds’ own assets have commonly comprised between 16% to 25% of the plot’s participants, at least in its key respects. Indeed, the FBI once flew in 1,600 rowdy spooks to infiltrate a single convention with just 10,000 protesters. …

This is how you end up with at least 12 FBI informants in a tiny “right-wing” Michigan militia plot from October 2020 (that’s just informants, not even agents), 15 informants in the “right-wing” 2016 Malheur plot, dozens in the 2014 Bundy Ranch affair — including six FBI undercover agents posing as fake documentarians shooting a fake documentary — and the list goes on. …

Revolver spent the past six weeks comprehensively mapping Ray Epps’s network of interactions on January 6, and profiling the key people around him who complemented his efforts. …

The bad news for Fedsurrection Deniers is the results are in, and they look even worse for the FBI than Revolver’s already low expectations. For brevity, we profile five of the most egregious cases in this report, and tell the story of how they crossed paths and interacted with, and in some cases coordinated with Ray Epps to make 1/6 possible. …

Read it all for the sordid details. For instance:

From high atop the tower between 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m, ScaffoldCommander issued the iconic bellows and non-stop commands that are loud and clear on every almost every video clip from January 6 filmed in that time interval. For nearly 90 minutes straight, he bombards the otherwise leaderless crowd below him with endless variations on a single instruction: “Don’t just stand there. Keep moving forward!”

But once the crowd had continuously “moved forward” for over an hour, and the very first handful of rioters entered the building, ScaffoldCommander suddenly threw the switch: “Okay we’re in! We’re in! Come on! We gotta fill up the Capitol! Come on! Come now! We need help We gotta fill up the Capitol! They got in.”

This clip below is checkmate. It should make ScaffoldCommander one of the top criminal suspects on the entire FBI Capitol Most Wanted List (spoiler alert: he isn’t even on the list, and no charges have been filed, and the FBI to date has still never acknowledged his existence). …

Rallygoers could hear his confident and constant commands with total clarity all the way back at the entrance to the Capitol lawn. For new entrants arriving at the Capitol grounds, ScaffoldCommander’s voice would be the first and loudest voice they heard. ScaffoldCommander even mixed in damsel-in-distress type appeals so new arrivals would perceive that “moving forward” would be doing their part to rescue innocent Trump supporters who “need your help”. …His high-pressure megaphone instructions were a constant mental and social pressure on a captive audience who was there for an entirely different reason: to peacefully participate in what they were told was a lawful Trump rally. But a loud, authoritative voice literally coming from “on high,” pleading that people “need your help,” and asking you to simply and lawfully “move forward,” creates a strong suction effect to comply with authority. …

Another attendee who was later arrested said he was just following the instructions of the man with the bullhorn yelling “Patriots move forward.” That would be ScaffoldCommander.

But the FBI affidavit refuses to mention the tower commander with a giant bullhorn shouting at tens of thousands of people to “Fill up the Capitol” for 90 minutes straight because, according to the FBI, he doesn’t exist. …

We have ScaffoldCommander directing the body of the crowd from the tower above, and Ray Epps directing the vanguard front-liners at the police line below. Yet neither one of them has been prosecuted, nor is either presently “Wanted” by the FBI.

But what makes the ScaffoldCommander-Ray Epps affair complete is that they appeared to work in tandem from start to finish the entire day on 1/6. Both set up positions at the initial 12:50 p.m. “Big Bang” breach site, and they did so before the Proud Boys arrived. The official story, you will recall, says that the Proud Boys group caused the riot.

Lots more at the link, with photos and videos.

Yet not even a whisper of all this in the MSM.

Milley Responds, Claims Usurping Presidential Power To Give Enemy Advance Notice Just Part Of ‘Regular Communications’

Milley Responds, Claims Usurping Presidential Power To Give Enemy Advance Notice Just Part Of ‘Regular Communications’ Update (1245ET): As the backlash from Woodward’s expose of General Milley’s apparently treasonous actions grows, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs has issued a damage control statement (h/t @JoshRogin) (emphasis ours) The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates…

“Americans Are Tired Of All The Lies” – General Mike Flynn Warns Nation Being Overtaken By Small, Powerful Group Of Marxists

“Americans Are Tired Of All The Lies” – General Mike Flynn Warns Nation Being Overtaken By Small, Powerful Group Of Marxists Via Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com, Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), thinks evil communists are out to destroy America and your freedom. General Flynn explains, “Transitioning to all […]

Taliban says it captured key entrance to Panjshir valley, local resistance denies it, as both claim heavy losses on other side — RT World News


The Taliban claims its fighters seized a key position at the
entrance to the Panjshir valley – the only Afghan province still out of
the group’s control. The local resistance denies the Taliban has made
any advances.
The Taliban launched a
major operation to take the Panjshir valley on Thursday, after the
negotiations with the local resistance movement failed, according to
spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. He said the Taliban fighters entered the
province and captured eleven “important” positions along the
main road leading to the eastern province of Badakhshan. Among them was
the town of Shattal in the Parwan province, at the southwestern entrance
to the valley.

Representatives of the National Resistance Front
(NRF) denied the Taliban made any advances into the valley, however, and
claimed they were still in full control of all the passes leading into
Panjshir. The Taliban’s “multiple” attempts to enter the area were thwarted, the militia claimed.

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“They did not succeed in their offensive and they did not advance even a kilometer,” NRF spokesman Fahim Dashti said.

Both sides claimed to have inflicted heavy losses on their enemies, but the claims were impossible to verify independently.

Taliban’s Mujahid said the fighting started after talks with the
Panjshir militia failed. According to reports, the Taliban was ready to
accept any governor the local militias would appoint but demanded that
the flag of the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ be raised over the
valley – something the NRF refused to do.

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7 Taliban fighters killed in clashes with Panjshir valley resistance, as challenges remain for new rulers after US exit

According to Amrullah Saleh, who now styles himself as the acting
president of Afghanistan, the flags of the Islamic Republic – the
former, US-backed government – are still flying in Panjshir.

was the deputy to Ashraf Ghani, the NATO-backed president who fled the
country on August 14 as the Taliban approached Kabul, triggering the mad
scramble of the US-organized airlift.

The standoff between the
Taliban and the Panjshir resistance has been shaping up since then. On
August 31, Reuters reported that at least eight Taliban fighters were
killed as they tried to move on the NRF positions. The Taliban did not
comment on the losses at that time, as the group apparently was still
seeking a negotiated solution to the conflict with the militias.

week it was reported that local militias in the northern Baghlan
province had evicted Taliban members from three districts, only for one
to be recaptured soon after. The Taliban now claims to have recaptured
all three.

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Always Another War | Aletho News


America and Israel together against Iran


Afghanistan is not exactly history quite yet as there still will be a lot final adjustments on the ground as well as the usual Vietnam-syndrome war of words that inevitably follows on yet another American-engineered foreign catastrophe. But the recriminations will go nowhere as there is certainly enough mud to stick on both major political parties that make Washington their home, and neither wants to be embarrassed to such an extent that anyone will actually demand change.

Regarding Afghanistan itself, I often recall hearing from a CIA friend of mine who served as the last Chief of Station in Kabul in the 1970s before the start of the Mujaheddin insurgency against the Marxist-Leninist government that was then in place eventually forced the US Embassy to close. He remarked how liberated the city was, full of smartly dressed attractive women and well-turned-out men going about their business. Though there was considerable repression in rural areas, education was highly prized by the people in the cities while many aspects of fundamental Islam were made illegal.

All of that came to a crashing halt when the United States and Saudi Arabia supported the Mujaheddin and eventually created al-Qaeda in a bid to damage the Soviets, who had intervened in the country and were backers of the Kabul regime headed by Babrak Karmal. Zbigniew Brzezinski was the “brain” behind the plan, in part to do payback for the Soviet role in Vietnam and in part because Zbig apparently had difficultly in separating his attachment for Poland, at the time part of the Soviet empire, from his role as national security adviser for Jimmy Carter, President of the United States of America.

To be sure, wars that are unsuccessful, like Vietnam and Afghanistan, do generate a certain blowback. It was regularly observed that the 1990-1 US-led Desert Storm operation followed by a victory parade down Fifth Avenue in New York City helped the United States recover from Vietnam fatigue. That meant that it would not hesitate to again use armed force to enforce its often touted “rules based international order,” best translated as US global hegemony.

Some might suggest that the best thing to do about Afghanistan is to learn from it. Hold senior officials and officers responsible for the egregious errors in judgement that led to disaster. But that will never happen as the top levels of the US government operate like a large social club where everyone protects everyone else. A Marine Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller who has called for accountability at senior levels has already been relieved of his command and is leaving the service, a warning from above to others who might be similarly inclined to be outspoken.

So, with all that in mind, the best was to make Afghanistan go away is to begin preparations for the next war. Since that is so, how lucky is President Joe Biden to have a visit at this very critical moment from Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who presented the president with a “new strategic vision” for the Middle East. In preparation for the visit, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters that the prime minister’s visit “will strengthen the enduring partnership between the United States and Israel, reflect the deep ties between our governments and our people, and underscore the United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security.” Psaki, who conflates the deep ties between the Democratic Party and its Jewish donors with a “partnership,” predictably said everything demanded of her, only stopping short of turning in her application to join the Israel Defense Force (IDF).

Bennett met on the day before the White House meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley and also separately with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It is not known how many standing ovations were given to Bennett by the simpering US officials, but it is presumed that they were necessary as filler for the event because Austin and Milley in particular are notably inarticulate and poorly informed. The lumpish Austin did, however, echo Psaki in coming out with the usual message, telling Bennett that the Pentagon is absolutely “committed” to ensuring Israel can “defend itself” against the Iranians, that “The administration remains committed to Israel’s security and right to self-defense. That is unwavering, it is steadfast and it is ironclad.”

Bennett was engaged in delivering his timely message that the fall of Afghanistan has actually made everything in that part of Asia more dangerous, meaning that the US and Israel should prepare to fight Iran when it seeks to take advantage of the situation. More to the point, Bennett also made time to meet with the omnipotent Israel Lobby as represented by the head of its most powerful component, Executive Director Howard Kohr of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

The actual discussion with Biden and who-knows-who else in the room was also predictable, minus only that Biden did not feel compelled to go down on his knees as he did with visiting outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and his chief of staff Rivka Ravitz in early July. Perpetual victim Israel was presented by Bennett as facing hostilities coming from its southern border where Hamas controls the Gaza Strip. Neither Bennett nor Biden mentioned the enormous advantage in military power that Israel already possesses, as was evident in the conflict that took place three months ago, an 11-day war that left 265 dead in Gaza, including many targeted children in apartment blocks, while only 13 died in Israel.

Bennett had two principal objectives. First, he was looking for a commitment from Biden not to re-engage with Iran in the nuclear proliferation treaty Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) unless it is greatly “improved” to include peripheral regional issues as well as eliminating any uranium enrichment. As Iran is prepared to accept the status quo ante and nothing more, Bennett knew perfectly well that his insistence on a broader agreement would be a game-breaker. And second, as a consequence of that expected commitment, he wanted assurances that the US will not withdraw its remaining forces from Iraq and Syria and would support Israel fully if it should choose to attack Iran.

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan has also been pushing the White House to admit Israel to the so-called Visa Waiver Program, which would allow Israelis to travel freely to the United States without having to obtain a visa. The program usually requires reciprocity which would mean that Israel would in turn have to admit all American travelers, but the Jewish state insists on reserving the right to block Arab and Muslim Americans for no reason whatsoever. It is presumed that Bennett discussed the issue with Blinken.

On the other more important issues, Biden appears to have bought into at least some of what Bennett was selling. In comments made after their meeting, with the Israeli standing beside him, the US President said that “We’re putting diplomacy first and see where that takes us. But if diplomacy fails, we’re ready to turn to other options.” Bennett was pleased by what he was hearing, elaborating on it, “I was happy to hear your clear words that Iran will never be able to acquire a nuclear weapon and that you emphasize that you will try the diplomatic route, but there’s other options if that doesn’t work out.” The other “options” include, of course, intensified covert action intelligence operations, assassinations and a hoped-for bombing attack on Iranian nuclear facilities and weapons sites. Attacking Iran will also have the benefit of demonstrating that Biden is a “tough” leader, surely a consideration at this point when his approval ratings are sinking.

The prime minister also surfaced another proposal for all his interlocutors, including Biden. He wants to upgrade his fleet of F-15 fighter bombers to give his military planners more options if there should be a war with Iran. The US produced F-35 is the primary fighter for IDF, but the older F-15 can carry significantly more weaponry and bomb load.

Bennett has asked Washington to provide an advance on its annual $3.8 billion military assistance package to pay for the improvements. In other words, Israel wants to start a war and have the United States pay for it, possibly in addition to actually doing much of the fighting.

Israel has, in fact, been warning that a war is coming for quite some time, a message that was delivered yet again in a timely fashion as Bennett winged his way to Washington for his meetings. As the prime minister was landing in the US, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi held a press conference in which he advised that the Israeli military advancing its “operational plans” against Iran. He observed that the country’s new military budget had funds earmarked specifically to improve IDF capabilities against Iran. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz also warned on the same day that “The State of Israel has the means to act and will not hesitate to do so. I do not rule out the possibility that Israel will have to take action in the future in order to prevent a nuclear Iran.”

So, the new Israeli premier has laid down the gauntlet and, for the moment, Joe Biden has only tentatively moved to pick it up even if he has in a sense pledged total support for Israel no matter what the Jewish state decides to do. The Israel Lobby meanwhile will be working hard to bring Joe totally into line. And to be sure Biden will have to reckon with the fact that there is a new player in town in the form of a bunch of progressive Democrats who are not in love with Israel, backed up by shrinking public support for Israeli actions resulting from the recent slaughter in Gaza. Nevertheless, a weakened and disoriented Biden will have only limited ability to stand up to an increasingly assertive Israel and its powerful lobby.

Philip M. Giraldi, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a 501(c)3 tax deductible educational foundation (Federal ID Number #52-1739023) that seeks a more interests-based U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Website is https://councilforthenationalinterest.org address is P.O. Box 2157, Purcellville VA 20134 and its email is inform@cnionline.org

Don Surber: Afghanistan learned the lesson of Vietnam

Comment by tonytran2015: The full article gives a good description of the mentality of Biden’s administration.


…the Taliban leaders and the leaders of the Afghan government we set up were reading about Vietnam. They knew the answer to John Kerry’s question in 1971, “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?”

That last man to die in Vietnam was not an American, but a Vietnamese soldier fighting for the Republic of Vietnam. Afghans decided they would not be the last to die in this war.

The Times story said, …”In fact, they were. Across Afghanistan the Taliban were methodically gathering strength by threatening tribal leaders in every
community they entered with warnings to surrender or die. They collected
weapons, ammunition, volunteers and money as they stormed from town to
town, province to province.”

The Biden strikes back! | The Tactical Hermit




What a f..king joke. After spending 2.26 Trillion Dollars and 20 Yrs. We have lost the war in Afghanistan. Now the brain dead twat that inhabits the white house thinks that he can make up for his disastrous blunder with an airstrike.

13 dead US service members because that 50 year political deadbeat can’t think his way out of a paper bag. You lost for the US. We did not leave in a position of power. We slinked away with our tail between our legs leaving countless people behind

You Mr. Biden are the worst that America has to offer. You are a pretender, a cheat and a thief; but worst of all, a coward. You can’t take any responsibility for the disaster that you and your fishnet wearing woke Generals caused. You hid along with your staff after these men lost their lives. Private citizens and other countries are…

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A blast from the past from beings who still live there | Jim Campbell’s


Taliban Orders All Citizens to Surrender Privately Owned Weapons Within a Week. Hear That, America?

Louder with Crowder


August 28, 2021

If you follow the gun debate at all, you’ve heard pro-gun people say when socialists and/or authoritarians take over a country, the first thing they do is restrict a citizen’s right to firearms. Those people, the pro-gun people, are the people we call “on the right side of history:”

Because if you look at the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, the first thing they did was start confiscating the people’s guns. Saying that the people didn’t “need” them anymore. Sound familiar?

Now, Afghans have a week to hand over their firearms. I’m assuming, “or else.” This is from the Taliban spokesman. Yes, the Taliban has a spokesman:

“Announcement of the security organs of the Islamic Emirate: In Kabul, all those who have the means, weapons, ammunition and other government goods are informed to hand over the mentioned objects to the relevant organs of the Islamic Emirate within a week. So that there is no need for the offenders to be prosecuted or dealt with legally if they are discovered.”

These next items are things that have happened in the news. Whether or not you think any combination of them may be related is on you.


Fifty Years of Misunderstanding Islam | The Wentworth Report


Fifty Years of Misunderstanding Islam. By Bruce Thornton.

There’s no question that Biden’s name will forever be linked to one of the worst military blunders in the postwar period.

But an older error set the stage for bad decisions that have empowered modern jihadism for forty years — the failure to understand the true nature of Islam as documented in 1400 years of practice and doctrine. As a result, we have pursued policies based on delusion and false paradigms.

Carter and Iran:

The first mistake was our misreading of the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution and the kidnapping of our embassy staff in November 1979. Jimmy Carter’s feckless response followed the stale narrative of anti-colonial resistance to our Cold War self-interested disregard for aspirations to national self-determination, political freedom, and human rights.

Our ally the Shah of Iran, despite Iran’s geostrategic and economic importance, fell victim to Carter’s naïve belief that “moral principles” and “idealism” were more significant than military readiness and a realist willingness to use force to protect our national interests and allies. Misled by that paradigm, Carter withheld support from the Shah, assuming that a secular coalition would replace him. …

In reality, the [Iranian] revolution was a religious phenomenon, a response to the Shah’s modernization and secularization policies such as emancipating women and protecting minorities like Jews and Baha’is. The Ayatollah Khomeini, godfather of the revolution, made this motive clear in 1963 when he said the Shah’s regime was “fundamentally opposed to Islam itself and the existence of a religious class.”

Missing too from Carter’s thinking was the historical role of jihad in Islamic reform movements. Khomeini’s sermons and books, the latter dismissed by our security agencies, were clear on the religious obligation to create a political-social order based on Islam and Sharia law. And the means for achieving it was jihadist violence and martyrdom.

After he took power in Iran, Khomeini articulated the violent nature of jihad: “Islam is a religion of blood for the infidels but a religion of guidance for other people.” And its goal is the global triumph of Islam: “We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry ‘There is no god but Allah’ resounds over the whole world, there will be jihad.”

Such statements are consistent with Koranic verses such as “Slay the idolators wherever you find them,” or “Fight those who do not believe in Allah,” or “O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness,” or “Kill them wherever you find them.” …


[Clinton’s] Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called Islam “a faith that honors consultation, cherishes peace, and has as one of its fundamental principles the inherent equality of all who embrace it.” Ask the frightened women of Afghanistan, desperate to escape the Taliban’s Sharia-based brutal practices, about the notions of “inherent equality.”

Bill Clinton took the same tack when he praised Islam’s “deepest yearning of all––to live in peace,” a claim refuted by 14 centuries of Islamic invasion, occupation, plunder, and enslavement, all justified by the Koran, Hadiths, and Muslim jurisprudents and philosophers like Ibn Khaldun.

Bush Jr:

George W. Bush likewise indulged such ahistorical apologetics: Islam’s “teachings,” he proclaimed, “are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah, blaspheme the name of Allah.” But what we call “evil” to pious Muslims like Khomeini or Osama bin Laden or the Taliban are sacred duties to fulfill the will of Allah that the whole world embrace Islam, the one true religion. It bespeaks Western arrogance to tell pious Muslims what their scriptures really mean.

Sigh. Their fantasies endanger us all.

It’s a three way struggle: woke and Islam are in an alliance of convenience to drag down western civilization. But Islam is far stronger than woke, so when woke no longer has western civ. to hide behind it will quickly disintegrate.