PipeLineNews Archives: November 2018

Mitch McConnell, the Deep State and the Chinese Communist Challenge

By WILLIAM MAYER

February 2, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though we published this expose in May, new information relating to the matters covered therein prompts us to re-visit it with clarifying information, for the full details checkout Peter Scweitzer's new book, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by the Progressive Elite.

On May 2, the New York Times published a feature piece alleging that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has extensive and troubling ties to the Chinese Communist Government [see, MIchael Forsythe, Eric Lipton, For the Chao Family, Deep Ties to the World's 2 Largest Economies].

The charges are not new, note that this publication devoted 3,500 words to the matter in May, though the outlines of the should-be-scandal were known as early as 2001, as noted in the below article.

Until the Times piece the questions posed had generated zero traction, but upon the publication the matter was given suspiciously short shrift in the legacy media including Fox News that aired a short [the item ran 2 minutes with no followup as far as this author can determine] ridiculous defense of Chao, ending the video clip with Citizens Against Government Wastes' Thomas Schatz stating essentially that there was no there there and that the charges were "a giant story about nothing." Fox did not identify Shatz' organization as being extremely friendly to official DC and especially the GOP.

We will let the reader judge the veracity of the Fox brush off noting that the most recent investigation into the influence peddling by Chao [whose husband just happens to be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell] was done by noted investigative journalist Peter Schweitzer [no friend of the Democrat establishment] in his latest work, Secret Empires.

So with that as the new back-story, please read on...

The People’s Republic of China [PRC] is a hostile foreign power guided by a policy whereby it hopes to establish a global hegemon supplanting that of the United States. It does so for a number of reasons, perhaps the most basic of all being the very long held [multi-millennial actually] racialist belief in China of the nation’s ethnic and cultural superiority, specifically that of the Han ethnic group [the Han Chinese, the world’s largest ethnic group] that came [returned] to power during the 1911 Xinhai Revolution which overthrew the “foreign influences” [the Manchus] thus yielding the “New China.”

Imperial Theory

Observers have noted that the degree to which Han-centrism guides China’s internal and external policies has been increasing at least since the 1990s.

“…As Chinese nationalism has become more ethnocentric since the 1990s, the cultural chauvinism of Han‐centrism has become increasingly more influential in the debate over national identity. Within this narrative, Han culture is considered to be the authentic character of the nation; to deviate from the Han identity will only tarnish Chinese exceptionalism and impede China's rise.” [source, John M. Friend, Bradley A. Thayer, The Rise of Han‐Centrism and What It Means for International Politics , Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism]

As evidence that Han-centrism has extraordinarily deep and culturally appealing roots one need look no further than China’s President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” [2013, now Belt and Road Initiative, BRI] initiative, which is none other than a modern attempt by the PRC to recreate the ancient, glory day, Silk Road built during the Han Dynasty [206-220 BC] that linked China to Europe via the Central Asian countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Predating the Silk Road was the Persian [and later Roman] built, Royal Road which spanned some 1,700 miles.

Though the old Silk Road complex and Xi’s plan share the common theme of extending the reach and grasp of China via expanded trade and binding relationships, the BRI Initiative is far more ambitious because it includes a maritime component envisioning new ocean-based trade routes all the way to Africa made possible by aggressive port infrastructure projects.

The overall process is massively capital intensive, with some estimates approaching $30 trillion in required expenditures by 2040 [source, Harry Cockburn, China’s $8 Trillion Construction Progamme, Riskiest Environmental Project in History , Independent UK].

Building projects external to China are often funded by PRC backed loans which some see as a clever way to build desired infrastructure while obligating unwilling participating countries via the funding mechanism itself - ties that bind.

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Mitch McConnell, the Deep State and the Chinese Communist Challenge

By WILLIAM MAYER

January 31, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though we published this expose in May, new information relating to the matters covered therein prompts us to re-visit it with clarifying information, for the full details checkout Peter Scweitzer's new book, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by the Progressive Elite.

On May 2, the New York Times published a feature piece alleging that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has extensive and troubling ties to the Chinese Communist Government [see, MIchael Forsythe, Eric Lipton, For the Chao Family, Deep Ties to the World's 2 Largest Economies].

The charges are not new, note that this publication devoted 3,500 words to the matter in May, though the outlines of the should-be-scandal were known as early as 2001, as noted in the below article.

Until the Times piece the questions posed had generated zero traction, but upon the publication the matter was given suspiciously short shrift in the legacy media including Fox News that aired a short [the item ran 2 minutes with no followup as far as this author can determine] ridiculous defense of Chao, ending the video clip with Citizens Against Government Wastes' Thomas Schatz stating essentially that there was no there there and that the charges were "a giant story about nothing." Fox did not identify Shatz' organization as being extremely friendly to official DC and especially the GOP.

We will let the reader judge the veracity of the Fox brush off noting that the most recent investigation into the influence peddling by Chao [whose husband just happens to be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell] was done by noted investigative journalist Peter Schweitzer [no friend of the Democrat establishment] in his latest work, Secret Empires.

So with that as the new back-story, please read on...

The People’s Republic of China [PRC] is a hostile foreign power guided by a policy whereby it hopes to establish a global hegemon supplanting that of the United States. It does so for a number of reasons, perhaps the most basic of all being the very long held [multi-millennial actually] racialist belief in China of the nation’s ethnic and cultural superiority, specifically that of the Han ethnic group [the Han Chinese, the world’s largest ethnic group] that came [returned] to power during the 1911 Xinhai Revolution which overthrew the “foreign influences” [the Manchus] thus yielding the “New China.”

Imperial Theory

Observers have noted that the degree to which Han-centrism guides China’s internal and external policies has been increasing at least since the 1990s.

“…As Chinese nationalism has become more ethnocentric since the 1990s, the cultural chauvinism of Han‐centrism has become increasingly more influential in the debate over national identity. Within this narrative, Han culture is considered to be the authentic character of the nation; to deviate from the Han identity will only tarnish Chinese exceptionalism and impede China's rise.” [source, John M. Friend, Bradley A. Thayer, The Rise of Han‐Centrism and What It Means for International Politics , Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism]

As evidence that Han-centrism has extraordinarily deep and culturally appealing roots one need look no further than China’s President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” [2013, now Belt and Road Initiative, BRI] initiative, which is none other than a modern attempt by the PRC to recreate the ancient, glory day, Silk Road built during the Han Dynasty [206-220 BC] that linked China to Europe via the Central Asian countries of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Predating the Silk Road was the Persian [and later Roman] built, Royal Road which spanned some 1,700 miles.

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The PipeLineNews.org Review: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

By WILLIAM MAYER

February 24, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - There is always more than a bit of buzz attendant the release of a movie by Quentin Tarantino…of course there should be, Tarantino and big-time box office [boffo…sorry] are nearly synonymous.

But really, what would you expect from America’s most gifted living film-maker, if not a hearty portion of his imaginary world?

Ok, overall the casting is hands-down superb, with characters who have the talent to evoke the sub-culture that that had evolved by the end of the 60s, not an easy assignment. Aside from the story-line, additionally there are unexpected “cameo” appearances by actors portraying a period correct Steve McQueen, Roman Polanski and an hilarious Bruce Lee.

Leading the Dramatis Personae are Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth and Al Pacino as Marvin Schwartz.

DiCaprio along with Pitt, deliver masterful performances; it seems they actually become their characters, creating the kind of personality tics that serve to embellish rather than overly complicate their characters.

Pacino portrays a kind of sleazy movie producer, delivered in an over-the-top comedic manner. Of note, as to the supporting cast, bravo - to a person superb in roles that call for quite a bit of breadth.

Without giving the story-line away, the movie is a paean to a world that no longer exists, Hollywood and the larger culture during the tumultuous 60s.

DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton is genuinely amazing playing a B grade cowboy TV and movie actor, forever on the brink of losing his spark as he comes face to face with alcoholism and the reality that the Western as a movie staple is fading fast as more adventurous [and libidinous] films heavy on sex and violence come to the fore.

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Tens Of Thousands Second Amendment Defenders Peacefully Converge On Virginia Capital

January 20, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – On the heels of the Virginia State legislature, goaded on by the black-face loving governor Ralph Northam, passing a raft of repressive anti-Second Amendment legislation, the state’s gun rights community converged on the state capitol, replete with chain link enclosures in a show of force.

It was righteous to see literally thousands and thousands of patriot citizens standing up to Northam’s unconstitutional totalitarian gambit. Contrary to the whining and bleating of the legacy media and their highly paid talking heads there was NO violence, not one incident was reported.

A very heavy police present was in attendance, but they might as well have been on vacation time since their services were not needed.

Oddly there was some back and forth between event participants and ANTIFA hooligans that was not threatening, apparently, they understand that the right to self-defense is important to them also.

This was not, as is widely being broadcast by the usual suspects, a white supremacist event, every ethnic group was represented as were both genders About that bias one protester offered the below lucid defense of today’s unprecedented rally.

“What I also don’t support is the fact that every news piece you’ve seen on this, this weekend, they’ve always brought up the issue of race, as though it’s nothing but white rednecks and hillbillies out here who care for the Second Amendment,” he continued. “When Actually, black Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Americans in general, care about the Second Amendment.”

Again, there were 0 problems, no one was arrested or detained, remember, an armed society is a polite society, an unarmed society is a nation of sheep.

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Most Muslim “Reformers” Support The Qur’an Over The U.S. Constitution
BY STEPHEN M. KIRBY

January 20, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Throughout the end of 2019 we were privileged to be the first source of publishing a number of essays by Islamic scholar, Stephen Kirby, PhD, all of them dealing with a critical matter: how the Qur’an interfaces with the U.S. Constitution.

These essays culminated in the publishing of Kirby’s most recent work which we reviewed here: Islamic Doctrine Versus the U.S. Constitution: The Dilemma for Muslim Public Officials

Dr. Kirby, not surprisingly, found a great deal of conflict between the American Constitution and Islam. With that in mind Kirby sent out a number of questionnaires to noted American Muslim “reformers” dealing with these very points of conflict.

The responses should prove troubling to non-Muslim Americans since fealty to Shari’a seems to run through the veins of most of the supposed “modernizers” of Islamic doctrine.

The following are three of Dr. Kirby’s original articles followed by the questionnaire.

So You Want To Look Into The Religious Beliefs Of Public Officials?

Islam in Conflict with the Constitution: Holding Muslim Public Officials Accountable to the 1stAmendment

Islam In Conflict With The Constitution: The 13th Amendment

This article is the result of a survey of four questions I had sent to eighty Muslim public officials across the United States. With each of the four questions the Muslim public officials were presented with scenarios and asked to choose between the United States Constitution and American laws, or Islamic Doctrine. The results were dismaying because although each of the eighty had taken an oath of office that included swearing to support that Constitution, only six Muslim public officials would specifically state that they supported that Constitution and American laws over Islamic Doctrine.

As the results from that survey were coming in, I thought it would be interesting to present the same type of questions to some of the prominent Muslims who have been publicly aspiring to reform Islam. Such aspiring reformers are found both in the United States and in Canada. Their reformation goals seem to focus on making the religion of Islam more compatible with modern times and Western laws and values.

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Andrew McCarthy On Pal James Comey – “I know him to be a patriotic American”

January 17, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – On a recent Fox segment regarding the allegation by the New York Times that the “apparent” investigation regarding James Comey’s leaking to media sources is “politically” motivated, Andrew McCarthy, former US Attorney made an outrageous statement, defending his buddy; referencing Comey, McCarthy said “I know him to be a patriotic American…I don’t believe that he would knowingly leak classified information…”

The statement was memorialized in a Fox video so there is no disputing the exact wording of his defense of the most corrupt FBI director in a very long while...the mind reels, Comey admitted in Congressional testimony that he leaked documents to a Harvard pal who then passed them off to the New York Times.

"Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified," [Trump personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz

Listening to other recent statements by McCarthy it’s pretty obvious that his ties to Federal law enforcement run deep and after reading and reviewing his latest book, Ball of Confusion came to the conclusion that the work was “a travesty of the highest order,” filled as it was by evidence of his personal malice to the President.

“This is a failed work, overly long [by at least 100 pages] dryly written, shallow [the reader would be well served to mine the outstanding journalism of the Epoch Times’ Jeff Carlson regarding “Russia-gate” - the Epoch Times, a weekly, being the hands down the best newspaper in America] and nasty, with heaps of abuse directed at the victim of Obama’s attempted coup, President Donald Trump.

It is actually unbecoming for someone of the stature of McCarthy to write with such invective.

Oh…and on page 337, McCarthy mounts a defense of ta-da-da…one James Comey, with the author coming to the aid of his long-time pal, saying that Trump “lost perspective” in firing the crooked plotting ex-FBI Director.

End of review, this book is garbage, it blazes NO new trails and fails to capture even the already established outlines of what is factually an ongoing attempted coup to remove a sitting president because he came to DC to drain the Swamp and defeat the Deep State. [see, Ball of Collusion Review ]”

Now for the rest of the story…

On the evening of Comey’s now infamous private briefing to the President Elect in Trump Tower, Comey - breaking his normal protocol - had requested a laptop computer be available in the vehicle in which he arrived and then departed, so that he could memorialize his version of the meeting.

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Obama GAO Levels Charge Against President, Then Runs Away

By WILLIAM MAYER

January 16, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We will get to the GAO mater, but, just in case the reader is not familiar with the broad outlines of the Deep State attempted coup, please allow a brief summary

From early 2016 DOJ and assorted intelligence branches, CIA among them, conducted a counter-intelligence operation [a decapitation strike] against Candidate, then President Trump. This is unassailable, there is entirely too much evidence in the form of cascading emails to deny it.

Needing some form of predicate upon which to falsely base a claim that Trump was acting as an agent of Vlad Putin [a narrative spun by the Clintonistas], they sought out UK spy Christopher Steele an old hand at these things. Steele then proceeded to tap into a working relationship with a key inside Kremlin oligarch Oleg Derispaska according to several reports – “congressional investigators are thus concerned that his memos may have been a channel of Russian disinformation.”

From this union either partly or totally, there came what has become known the “Dossier,” an assemblage of unsubstantiated [and by design unsubstantiable] crazy assertions regarding Mr. Trump. Perhaps the most absurd being that Mr. Trump had hired Russian hookers to pee on a bed slept in by former President Obama.

Again no proof, no video no nada, absolutely nothing that would rise to the status of probative evidence.

When the Mueller persecution concluded with Mr. Mueller outing himself in Congressional testimony as possibly affected by dementia and general confusion , the entire case fell apart largely under its own weight, betraying its authors as traitorous liars.

It bears stating at this point the conspiracy appeared to have been run out the Brookings Inst by way of those charged with manning one of its blogs, the Lawfare Blog, some of whom then bled seamlessly into the Nadler/Shiff nexus where they served as staff attorneys!

Those Brookings/Lawfare authors would be Norman Eisen - Editor & Chief, Lawfare blog and Sr. Fellow at Brookings, and Barry Berke - a Founding Editor, Lawfare blog, Sr. Fellow Brookings. Berke and Eisen being two total dickheads to whom the narrative because a religious or sacred object which by its nature was at war with the truth.

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Shock…Not - 93% Of Elected Muslims Choose Shari’a Rather Than U.S. Constitution

By STEPHEN M. KIRBY, PhD

January 6, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org We are very pleased to offer this brilliant piece of analysis from a true subject expert - ED

It’s more than just about having three Muslims in Congress. I think symbolically it has great value, but I won’t rest until 2020 we have five more members of Congress; 2022 and 24, we have ten more Muslims in Congress. In 2030 we may have about 30, 35 Muslims in Congress. Then we’re talking about Madame Chair Rashida. We’re talking about Madame Chair Ilhan. Hell, we could be saying Speaker of the House Ilhan, Speaker of the House Rashida, Senator Rashida, Governor Ilhan, President Fatima, Vice President Aziza, Inshah’ Allah…Each and every one of us has a directive to represent Islam, in all of our imperfections, but to represent Islam and let the world know that Muslims are here to stay, and Muslims are a part of America. And we will, we will have a Muslim caucus that is sizable, that is formidable, and that is there for you.

U.S. Congressman Andre Carson at the CAIR Community Congressional Reception, January 10, 2019

People in public office at the local, state, and federal levels are required to take an oath of office that requires them to swear, or affirm, to support the U.S. Constitution. This is based on Article 6, Clause 3 of that Constitution (the “Oaths Clause”):

The Senators and Representatives [in Congress] before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…

As David Shestokas noted:

This constitutional requirement is binding upon every government official in the United States from state governors and judges to members of city councils, police officers, firefighters or board members of mosquito abatement districts and library boards. [1]

The 2019 elections saw an increase in the number of Muslims re-elected and newly elected to public office across the United States, and as part of their oaths of office they each swear to support the U.S. Constitution. However, as I showed in my latest book Islamic Doctrine versus the U.S. Constitution: The Dilemma for Muslim Public Officials , [2] there are many core tenets of Islam that are in direct conflict with much of that Constitution.

In theory, however, one would think that after a Muslim public official had publicly taken an oath to support the U.S. Constitution, having to publicly choose between either following that Constitution or following Islamic Doctrine would be simple: a Muslim public official would abide by the oath of office and choose the Constitution. [3]

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Thoughts On Iran - Roast In Hell Soleimani

January 6, 2020 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Ok, so first what happened? In case you haven’t heard, early Saturday morning Iraqi time a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone fired 4 Hellfire missiles at a small but important convoy located in the environs of Baghdad airport [fortified with your tax dollars to the tune of billions of dollars].

The convoy in question carried the number one terror figure in the world, Iran’s second in command actually, General Qassem Soleimani, officially the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, one of the Ayatollah’s many armies.

But along the way a slight problem arose…

“Upon disembarking from the plane that an Iraqi security official said arrived from either Syria or Lebanon, Soleimani and Mohammed Ridha, a senior figure in the Hashed Al-Shaabi paramilitary force, were whisked away from the airport in two cars.” [source, Times of Israel ]

It was a brief trip because the Reaper did what it does so well, meaning the missiles connected with the twin car caravan [cue Toyota truck commercial] obliterating the “revelers” who were literally ripped to shreds.

So sad…too bad…

Soleimani was the party responsible for the killing and maiming of hundreds of U.S. military personel as well as directing friendly diplomatic relations with the government of Iraq, yes the same government we naively stood up with the expectation of injecting a bit of civilization into a part of the world notably lacking it.

Both GW Bush and Obama had numerous opportunities to croak this guy but of course demurred so that the United States wouldn’t rile the natives too much.

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Dossier: Iran’s Soleimani, Master Terrorist

Sometimes it's useful to remind our loyal readers how much ahead of the curve we can be in identifying major Islamist threats well before our government takes actions. So with that in mind we are pleased to reprint this dossier on the now deceased [Hellfire missile time, wahoo] that was originally posted 5 years ago, so please enjoy [- Ed]

November 6, 2015 - San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Hat tip to Steven Emerson and the folks at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for making available an important new 50 plus page study [prepared by Dr. Raz Zamit, The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center] detailing the activities of Qasem Soleimani who leads Iran’s QUDS/QODS Force, considered the elite cutting edge of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC].

“The Qods Force was established in 1990 as an organized, operational framework for the extensive activities Iran conducts to export the Islamic Revolution to other countries.” [source, study, p. 1]

Soleimani has run the Quds operation since the late 1990’s and is the face of the Iranian effort to promote the revolutionary ideology of Shia Islam throughout the ME [targeting its Sunni majority] and indeed the world.

Soleimani was instrumental in coordinating the Iranian funded and trained Shia militias during the United States’ Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign and is now responsible for leading the Ayatollocracy’s efforts in support of Syria’s embattled president Bashar al-Assad as various stripes of Sunni jihadists try to destabilize this key Iranian buffer state.

Though quite successful, from the standpoint of creating thousands of additional casualties among U.S. troops [many of which were killed or seriously wounded by Iranian IEDs] serving in Iraq, his Syrian operation has run into difficulties, especially in its ground campaign:

“The Syrian regime's strategic distress is forcing the Qods Force, under Soleimani's command, to concentrate its efforts to help the Syrian army repel the rebels in northwestern Syria (in the regions of Homs, Hama, Idlib and Aleppo), with Russian aerial support. So far the Syrian offensive has had difficulties and IRGC fighters in the front lines have suffered serious losses (more than thirty dead, among them three senior officers with the rank of colonel or brigadier general).” [p. 5]

And:

“The Qods Force, commanded by Qasem Soleimani, has been in the forefront of Iran's effort to prevent the fall of Damascus and other strategic strongholds, and the collapse of the Syrian regime. Iran provided Syria with weapons, strategic guidance and military advisors, and sent Hezbollah and Shi'ite foreign fighters (primarily from Iraq and Afghanistan) to active duty in Syrian territory.” [p. 12]

To a very large degree it is Soleimani who is responsible for bringing Russia into the Syrian conflict via his direct negotiation with Vlad Putin

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