“Peace is The Prize” – President Trump Meets With His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait – Schedules 2:00pm Press Conference…

Good indications for continued progress toward peace in the Middle-East.  President Trump has called for a 2:00pm press conference (not previously scheduled) following an oval office meeting with Amir Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait. This could be yet another partner announcement in the normalization of relations with Israel.  CTH predicted Kuwait would be next.  It would make sense for Kuwait, Oman and Sudan to come next in the process before the heavy -and more complex- nations (Qatar & Saudi). Protocols and pageantry are culturally very important to the Arab nations and they have a long history of using pageantry as part of political celebration.  According to Kuwait news and the White House President Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to the Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.  His son is receiving the award in a private ceremony. This honor will be received very well by Kuwait as a recognition of their importance in the region.  It is a good diplomatic and strategic move.  The Legion of Merit was last awarded by a U.S. President in 1991. WHITE HOUSE – Today, President Donald J. Trump is awarding the Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait. A leader in the Middle East for decades, the Amir has been a truly unwavering friend and partner to the United States. He provided indispensable support to the United States throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the Defeat-ISIS campaign. The Amir is also an unparalleled diplomat, having served as his nation’s Foreign Minister for 40 years. His tireless mediation of disputes in the Middle East has bridged divides under the most challenging circumstances. The President is very pleased to award this honor to his dear friend, the Amir. The Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, is a rarely-awarded, prestigious decoration that can only be bestowed by the President, typically to chiefs of state or heads of government of other countries. The honor was last awarded in 1991. The Amir’s eldest son, His Excellency Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait, will accept the award on behalf of the Amir in a private ceremony. (link) ….”Complicated business folks, …complicated business”… Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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NYC Mayor Comrade De Blasio Shuts Down Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mac SlavoSeptember 15th, 2020SHTFplan.com New York City mayor and known communist, Bill de Blasio has already shut down the city’s infamous Thanksgiving Day Parade all because of the scamdemic. With more than two months until Thanksgiving day, de Blasio somehow already knows the COVID-19 hoax will somehow play a role. Luckily, de Blasio is being mercilessly mocked on social media for his heavy-handed tyrannical decision. De Blasio’s attempt to “reinvent” the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an American tradition, was met will all kinds of disdain. The parade will be “reinvented” and held virtually this year due to safety concerns around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic hoax. “It will not be the same parade we are used to,” De Blasio said at a press conference on Monday, according to a report by RT. “It will be a different kind of event. [Macy’s is] reinventing the event for this moment in history.” The mayor attempted to downplay the scale of these changes by reminding citizens that the fourth of July fireworks show was also greatly scaled back. Don’t be surprised is these tyrants pull off another lockdown banning people from being with family during the holidays.  Because of his willingness to exert control over everything and every person, the public is hitting back. Commie De Blasio’s Snitch Hotline FLOODED With Obscenities Another point of American tradition torn asunder…so long Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. https://t.co/Ur1ZoeF3YV — Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) September 14, 2020 No Thanksgiving parade but we can protest, riot and loot without fear is that accurate ? — john smith (@johnsmucket) September 14, 2020 Many view de Blasio’s decision as an “ongoing culture war” between the left and the right, and accused him of wanting to cancel Christmas, and I’d be lying if I said that that is beneath even this comrade. Grinch DeBlasio won't be happy only canceling Thanksgiving Day Parade.He's itching to cancel Christmas. #Timestamped #NYC pic.twitter.com/SahtUBvLxB — Beverly A. Pekala (@PekalaLaw) September 14, 2020 This is just one more example of the total control these people want over everyone’s life. They are cancelling whatever they can and most Americans are still not speaking out against this. If we continue to let this drag on, we will all be slaves injected and subservient to the New World Order and the ruling classes of the planet. President Trump is Breaking Down the Neck of the Federal Reserve! He wants zero rates and QE4! You must prepare for the financial reset We are running out of time Download the Ultimate Reset Guide Now! Author: Mac SlavoViews:Date: September 15th, 2020Website: www.SHTFplan.com Copyright Information: Copyright SHTFplan and Mac Slavo. This content may be freely reproduced in full or in part in digital form with full attribution to the author and a link to www.shtfplan.com. Please contact us for permission to reproduce this content in other media formats. SHTFPLAN is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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2011 Occupy, 2020 Antifa or 2020 Biden Supporters – Same Message: “All My Heroes Kill Cops”…

Considering the ambush attack against Los Angeles law enforcement, just a short pictorial to remind everyone the continuum of Democrat messaging remains exactly the same. Less than a week ago, September 7, this picture was taken of a protest group in Seattle.  Notice the banner “All My Heores Kill Cops”: This is the exact same message from the 2011 “Occupy” group as they marched and rioted in Oakland, California. 2020 Seattle: 2011 Oakland:  (Reference Link) Occupy Wall Street 2011 The current far-left 2020 “Biden supporters” are the current 2020 violent Antifa activists.  Prior to being Antifa they assembled under the cause of the 2011 “Occupy” movement. Flashback to Nancy Pelosi: [embedded content] . Any questions? Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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Spin and Deceit – From Aztecs to America

Please respect our republishing guidelines - Click Here The political Spin Doctors of our age seem all-powerful and untouchable. They are tasked with presenting one side of a story and, if possible, making the other side appear ludicrous. They are known in Britain as Masters of the Dark Arts and in America, are classed under the innocent moniker of public relations experts. Perhaps the British version is more true to form, as this role is not only one filled with devious practitioners but is archaic in its historical principles. History is written by the victor, but more rightly, history is written by the PR people of the victor, and only if the said victor has enough to pay the fee. This Machiavellian calling has shaped our nations. The narratives and stories we believe are, in many cases, not the correct form of fact, but rather a packaged version, suitable for soundbites and ease of consumption. The fruits of these spin doctors are evident yet ephemeral, and unless we are aware of their actions, it is all but impossible to discern the actual truth. As the author and historian Stuart Ewen wrote: “The history of PR is… a history of a battle for what is reality and how people will see and understand reality.” When Donald Trump won the 2016 election, that very night, the wheels were put in motion: Trump was in league with Putin, and the Russians had stolen the election. This myth has become so pervasive that even today, after the Mueller report, after countless investigations, and even as the FBI are exposed as partisan investigators skirting close (if not beyond) the law, many still believe the initial tale. When all evidence runs to the contrary, it is still the spin that persists. Remember, when House Democrats sought to impeach the president, they did not use the Russiagate angle. And now we see these Masters of the Dark Arts preparing the next big hoax: The Red Mirage. We have been given an apparently earnest warning: while Donald Trump may appear to win by a landslide on election night, the mail-in ballots will show that Joe Biden handily won once the final votes are counted. This could be many, many weeks later. Naturally, a lot of people assume that Democrat operatives will take this extra time to cheat and create the necessary number of additional ballots for victory. It is a possibility, though a slim one. There is a more likely Red Mirage narrative, though. If President Trump wins a second term, the votes that were either not sent in on time or were lost will be used to question the legitimacy of his next four years in the White House. In 2016, unhappy losers said Trump was an illegitimate president because of the Russian “collusion” allegation; from 2021 onwards, he will be deemed illegitimate because of the ballot confusion that will – with absolute certainty – arise. And who is it who will sell this idea to the American public? The spin doctors. In 1984, The New York Times wrote: “A dozen men in good suits and women in silk dresses will circulate smoothly among the reporters, spouting confident opinions. They won’t be just press agents trying to impart a favorable spin to a routine release. They’ll be the Spin Doctors, senior advisers to the candidates.” This was the first printed word on spin doctors, so called – presumably – because they “spin” a yarn. But the actual act of pushing a narrative through well-chosen words and deeds is as old as history itself. Perhaps one of the most effective exercises in spin came about during Hernan Cortés’ conquest of the Aztec world from 1519. Cortés and Moctezuma It has become fashionable of late to minimize the actions of Cortés and his band of 500 men in their wars against the Maya and Aztec people. Those who decry every facet of empire building and colonialism have tried to rewrite history, suggesting that the natives were not as brutal or bloodthirsty as the incredibly well-documented expedition portrays. It is only within the last couple of years that those who were once so vociferous in such assertions are quietly backpedaling. Now that archeologists have discovered skull racks and mass graves of sacrificed unfortunates, it seems that the writings of the time may have even understated the horror that took place in that civilization. This is not to say that Cortés and his men were not themselves brutal. These were hard men, soldiers, intent on plunder and conquest. It is a truth that sometimes, there are no good guys and bad guys in a story. Sometimes, everyone is bad. What has this to do with spin? Well, here we have some questions. How was it possible for a small group of soldiers – around 400 – to defeat a Mayan army of 40,000? And how did it come to be that the leader of the Aztecs, Moctezuma, a man who could bring half a million fearless warriors to the field, not manage to stop Cortés from entering his fabled city and bringing the population to its knees? There is a naïve school of thought that puts it down to superior weaponry, but this is highly unlikely. While it gave Cortés a significant advantage in some situations, when warriors of such huge numbers throw themselves into battle, it would have been impossible to withstand. Cortés was able to achieve what he did because of careful spin that he used to create both fear and loyalty. And it all started because of a convenient story. The people of the region believed in gods. Originally they worshipped a god of peace, Quetzalcoatl, who was chased from their shores by the god of war, Hummingbird. He vowed to return in what’s known as a Reed One Year – coincidentally the year the Spanish landed. The legends told that Quetzalcoatl – who was white-skinned and had a full beard, would return on ships that needed no paddles and would bring an end to human sacrifice, overthrowing the blood-hungry Hummingbird. Presumably, this would include the downfall of those who worshipped in blood sacrifice. When Cortés arrived, he could not know that the people would think he was the human embodiment of Quetzalcoatl, nor of the power such a story would have. It wasn’t until a slave was presented to him, Malinche – nowadays known as Dona Marina. She was a young woman of likely noble birth and education, sold into slavery, and presented as a gift to the newcomers. Still, her knowledge of the country and her language skills made her a more valuable asset than any at the time could have imagined. It is thought that she told Cortés of the legends of Quetzalcoatl, and how to use it to his advantage. It seems that she even encouraged him only half to deny his godhood when asked, thus making all he encountered wary. It was a combination of carefully crafted spin and half-truths that cowed many challengers and allowed him to build alliances with many of the non-Aztec people. It didn’t hurt that Moctezuma was a ruthless killer of thousands and enslaver of more. By using this narrative, Cortés gained where he should have lost, became stronger when he should have been made weak. And eventually, it led him straight into the path of Moctezuma. So many people have tried to dissect the first encounter between Moctezuma and Cortés. In recent years, the idea that the Aztec leader was using a “polite” form of noble speech, which was the opposite of its stated words to imply that he did not see the Spaniard as a God. But this ignores many crucial facts. First, Malinche was an educated woman who spoke many languages fluently; how would she have not known the Aztec dialect patterns when she was translating every word? Second, again, with credit to Malinche, when Moctezuma asked point-blank if Cortés was a god, he responded, “no.” Strange right? Unless you know that Aztecs regarded gods as tricksters and that denying his godliness was exactly, precisely what a God would answer. There is a multitude of other reasons why it is more likely that Moctezuma believed the legends rather than the modern interpretation that he was speaking in the form of opposites. Still, perhaps the most convincing argument is that he was treated like a god when in the famed Aztec city. Why else would a foreign invader who was nothing but a man, be welcomed into the city, given the most lavish rooms in the palace, and then be left alone enough to prepare for seizing power from the throne? All that Cortés achieved, rightly or wrongly, was made possible by quiet words and subtle spin. He was opportunistic, he said the right words at the right time, he dropped hints and innuendo, and it won him an empire. When we think about the spin doctors of today, are they too not using quiet words and subtle spin, hints, sly references, and even outright lies, all to seize power? Perhaps we think the world is too sophisticated to fall for political half-truths, and if so, we are precisely the target audience. Cortés did not fool Malinche; she did not think him a god. She saw him as a way of ending a culture that reveled in cannabilism, slavery, and human sacrifice, and Cortés was happy to be used as it tied in with his ambitions of gold and conquest. Look to our politics, examine each statement, and the motivations of those who utter them. Are they the words of honest souls or the carefully packaged spin, designed by experts to play on your deepest fears or hopes, and to use the conditioning of your entire life to turn you into a tool for their paymasters’ ends? ~ Read more from Mark Angelides.

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Speaking Truth To Empire: U.S. leaders knew A-bombs unnecessary to win World War II

Gar Alperovitz is an American historian and political economist. Alperovitz served as a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge; a founding Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics; a founding Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution; and the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland Department of Government and Politics from 1999 to 2015. He also served as a Legislative Director in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate and as a Special Assistant in the US Department of State. Alperovitz is a distinguished lecturer with the American Historical Society, co-founded the Democracy Collaborative and co-chairs its Next System Project with James Gustav Speth. Why Did U.S.A Really Use The Bomb? Washington – U.S. leaders knew that they did not have to drop atomic bombs on Japan 75 years ago to win World War II, according to an opinion piece the Los Angeles Times ran in its online edition Wednesday. The claim stands against what the article said is “the accepted wisdom in the United States” that dropping the atomic bombs on the city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and the city of Nagasaki three days later “was the only way to end the World War II without an invasion that would have cost hundreds and thousands of American and perhaps millions of Japanese lives.” The article was contributed to the paper by two historians — Gar Alperovitz, co-founder of U.S. think tank Democracy Collaborative, and Martin J. Sherwin, a professor at George Mason University. Alperovitz is known as the author of “The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb,” which argues that the main reason for dropping the bombs on Japan was to threaten the former Soviet Union. “The overwhelming historical evidence from American and Japanese archives indicates that Japan would have surrendered that August, even if atomic bombs had not been used,” the article said. Documents prove that then-U.S. President Harry Truman and his closest advisers “knew it,” it added. The article noted that Truman won an assurance from Soviet leader Joseph Stalin at a summit in Potsdam, Germany, on July 17, 1945, that the Soviet Union would enter the war against Japan. The next day, Truman assured his wife, “We’ll end the war a year sooner now,” it said. The Soviet Union’s entry to the war on Aug. 8 that year “changed everything for Japan’s leaders, who privately acknowledged the need to surrender promptly,” according to the article. The essay also claimed that seven of the United States’ eight five-star Army and Navy officers, including William Leahy, Truman’s chief of staff, maintained that “the atomic bombs were either militarily unnecessary, morally reprehensible, or both.” The article quoted Leahy as saying in his memoir, “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan.” This year, U.S. scientific magazine the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of its Doomsday Clock, which symbolizes the time remaining until human extinction, to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest it has been to the hypothetical annihilation. The advancing clock “is a reminder that the violent inauguration of the nuclear age has yet to be confined in the past,” the article said. Source: JapanTimes.com Host Dan Yaseen was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to the United States in 1974. He received MS in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been an independent life and health insurance broker for over 30 years, specializing in Medicare.Dan has always been interested in politics and history. He follows global issues and geopolitics. After the tragedy of 911, he decided silence was no longer an option and became an anti-war, anti-Empire activist.He is a charter member of Peace Fresno, was President 2004-2005; he is currently Vice President – Membership. He is also on the boards of Fresno Center for Nonviolence, and the Community Alliance Newspaper. He is the host of radio show, Speaking Truth to Empire on VT Radio and on on 88.1 KFCF Free Speech Radio for Central California. DISCLOSURE: All content herein is owned by author exclusively.  Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of Veterans Today Network (VTN), authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images within are full responsibility of author and NOT VTN.

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Never Forget – Where Were You on 9-11-01?

September 11, 2001, is a date that will forever be known simply as 9-11.  As we reflect on the day we think of those we lost in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC; and we remember the courage and bravery of the heroic first responders.  We will never forget. Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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