General David H. Berger, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps., refused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request to use the Corps. to safeguard Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration from Trump supporters and insurrectionists.
A Pentagon source speaking under promise of anonymity told Real Raw News that Pelosicontacted Gen. Berger late Monday night, and she beseeched him to commit 5,000 troops to help ensure a peaceful transition of power and to prevent a repeat of the Jan 6 siege of the Capitol. Gen. Berger, our source said, didn’t understand why Pelosi needed additional soldiers to augment an already impressive force assembled by federal and state officials. That force includes 15,000 National Guard from D.C., Delaware, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and an undisclosed number of FBI and DHS agents who arrived in D.C. Sunday night.
Pelosi said she wanted “battle ready” reinforcements because “radicalized Trump supporters and kooky Qanon conspiracy people” were about to converge on D.C. She implored him to reconsider, arguing that it was the general’s patriotic duty to quell uprisings and guarantee Biden’s ascension to the Oval Office.
Her statement made the general explode, our source said.
“Don’t lecture me on patriotism, Madam Speaker. I’ve served this country with distinction for 40 years. I’ve spilled blood for our nation. What have you, a self-serving elected official, done for your country?” Gen. Berger said.
Pelosi further enraged him by saying he was answerable to Congress.
“I answer only to the president, and as I understand it, Donald J. Trump is still president and commander-in-chief. I abide in the Constitution as it was written, not your interpretation of it,” Gen. Berger admonished Pelosi.
Quoting our source, “When her intimidation tactic failed to sway Gen. Berger, Pelosi tried a different tactic: Begging and flattery.”
Pelosi claimed that the National Guard’s “weekend warriors” were ill-prepared to repel an army of “mad Trumpists.” Battle-hardened marines, however, were more capable of defeating “rabble rousers,” she said. “You have the best trained soldiers in the world, and America needs them.”
Gen. Berger was unmoved. The only way Marines would be deployed, he told her, was if President Trump himself issued that order.
“If you want us to help combat his supporters, I suggest you get him on the phone and tell him that. If he orders me to, I will. Otherwise, I suggest you listen really hard to the words escaping your cracked, poisonous lips; they’re tantamount to treason. We don’t work for you,” Gen. Berger allegedly told her.
Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have collectively seen $51.2 billion in combined market value wiped out over the last two trading sessions since they banned President Donald Trump from their platforms following the U.S. Capitol breach.
Large tech firms and a number of Democratic political figures have claimed Trump incited violence at the U.S. Capitol last week. The incident disrupted debates in both the House and Senate as lawmakers were forced to shelter in place while police and security attempted to seize back control.
Trump took to Twitter following the outbreak of violence to call on protesters to “go home in peace.” He denounced the violence as a “heinous attack” that “defiled the seat of American democracy” on Jan. 7. It is unclear who instigated the breach of the building.
Last week, Twitter first placed restrictions on a video the president posted, before temporarily suspending his account, an action followed closely by Facebook. Twitter two days later permanently suspended Trump’s account over two Twitter posts it cited as having violated its policies.
A large number of pro-Trump accounts were also deleted by Twitter and Facebook.
As users attempted to flee to Parler and other social media websites, Amazon Web Services suspended its service with Parler on Monday morning, triggering a lawsuit from the company hours later.
Most recently, Google’s YouTube removed new content from Trump’s account and suspended his channel for at least a week, saying that the channel violated its policies for “inciting violence.”
“After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to The Epoch Times.
“As a result, in accordance with our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for a minimum of seven days—which may be extended. We are also indefinitely disabling comments under videos on the channel, we’ve taken similar actions in the past for other cases involving safety concerns.”
Google did not have any further comment when asked about what aspects of the content on Trump’s channel had violated its policies.
The president has argued that companies like Google, Twitter, and Facebook will fail due to censorship.
Big Tech is “doing a horrible thing to our country. … And I believe it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them,” Trump said.
Jack Phillips and Mimi Nguyen Ly contributed to this report.
President Donald Trump said that the pressure campaign for Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment will fail, while adding that after last week’s protests and violence at the U.S. Capitol, “now is the time for our nation to heal.”
“It’s time for peace and calm,” Trump added, saying that respect for law enforcement is part of the “MAGA agenda.”
Over the past week, critics have claimed Trump incited violence during his speech to supporters near the Capitol, despite him asking his supporters to protest peacefully.
It’s prompted calls by Democrats to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Consitution, and, at the same time, House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment over his speech. Big Tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, and Google have suspended Trump’s accounts.
“Free speech is under assault like never before. The 25th Amendment is of zero-risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” the president remarked to reporters in Texas—the first time he has addressed the push for his cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment, which would need the support of Vice President Mike Pence and at least half of his cabinet.
“As the expression goes, be careful what you wish for,” Trump said, perhaps referring to the idea that Democrats might invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President-elect Joe Biden to bring in Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Some conservatives have argued that it was the Democrats’ plan all along to use the amendment to install Harris, a Senator from California, as president since Biden—at age 78—could be the oldest person to ever become president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told “60 Minutes” that she supports Pence invoking the amendment.
“Well I like the 25th Amendment because it gets rid of him. He’s out of office. But there’s strong support in the Congress for impeaching the president a second time,” the California Democrat said.
The House could vote on impeachment this week after articles were introduced, although Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said his chamber won’t take it up until Jan. 19, which is one day before Inauguration Day.
Earlier in the day, before he left for Texas, the president addressed being censored from social media platforms.
“People thought that what I said was totally appropriate and if you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots in the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was the real problem,” Trump said about his Jan. 6 address, adding that tech companies that delete accounts or content that they deemed politically sensitive will fail.
The swift and widespread deplatforming of President Donald Trump has broader, global consequences, forcing other countries to assess their communication channels for potential risks to national security, experts say.
World leaders including Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Acting Australian Prime Minister Michael McCormack have condemned recent moves by some of the world’s largest tech companies, arguing the companies violated free speech protocols and have too much power. Others, such as Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, have accused their censorship of Trump as being motivated by partisan politics.
Experts told The Epoch Times this censorship by Big Tech could cause countries to consider developing their own platforms rather than depend on a handful of private U.S. companies that have the ability to cut off communication to millions. Ethical concerns have also been raised, as well as what to do about Section 230, an outdated law protecting platforms from litigation for content their users post, which critics and lawmakers say needs to be repealed or reformed.
Any ideologically driven decision to censor political speech is going to have ramifications, said Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute and a founding member of the Committee on the Present Danger: China.
Mosher said the companies are “grossly underestimating” the number of people in and out of governments overseas who support Trump.
“It will spark a massive move off of their platforms to other existing and new platforms that will be created,” Mosher told The Epoch Times. “In fact, a few years down the road, we may well be talking about how they destroyed their own business model. This move will cost them and their shareholders tens of billions of dollars.”
Harsh Madhusudan, a public markets investor based in India, wrote in a Twitter post: “We must build our own social media platforms. This is too much power in the hands of a private company.” Many expressed similar views.
Twitter has permanently banned Trump’s account, while Facebook and Instagram have blocked him from posting on their platforms at least until the transition to President-elect Joe Biden is complete. Snapchat and Twitch have also disabled Trump’s account. Meanwhile, Stripe, which handles payments and transactions on many websites, has said it will no longer process payments for Trump’s campaign.
The global consequences of being deplatformed by Big Tech are major, according to digital privacy expert Attila Tomaschek. If Twitter and other platforms want to send a message that incitements of violence will not be tolerated, “they should be consistent in their responses rather than picking and choosing which world leaders should have a voice … and which shouldn’t,” he said.
“It is curious why, then, have other high-profile accounts, which have much more directly called for violence in the recent past, not been de-platformed in the same way,” Tomaschek told The Epoch Times, pointing to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei.
Big Tech, as private companies, are free to operate their platforms as they see fit, he noted, including establishing safety and security policies and suspending users who violate any policies or otherwise breach the terms of service.
While it’s unlikely social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter will ban foreign leaders any time soon, which would create more negative media attention, the recent moves against Trump “demonstrate that they have the power to do so,” said Andrew Selepak, social media professor at the University of Florida.
“Right-leaning politicians in other countries should be the most concerned that these platforms appear to be targeting individuals and politicians that are conservative or promote right-wing ideologies,” Selepak told The Epoch Times.
Big Tech’s censorship of Trump could be used as justification for some countries to potentially ban Twitter and Facebook, said Selepak, who noted that many want to create their own Silicon Valley.
Other countries—particularly those with more authoritarian governments—could make similar censorship moves such as creating their own “nationalistic social media in parts of the world” that thwart open communication, said Selepak.
With a likely Democrat-controlled White House and Congress, it is unlikely action will be taken to change Section 230. While the act’s legislation is outdated, politicians have provided few alternatives to the law, Selepak said.
“Instead, politicians have relinquished their authority to the big tech companies to allow them to decide how social media will be monitored and policed,” Selepak said.
While publishers can be held liable for any content they post, social media platforms are protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that “no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
Ryan Mauro, the Clarion Project’s national security analyst and Shillman fellow and director of Clarion Intelligence Network, questioned if Twitter’s ban was really about safety and security. Twitter could set up a delay on Trump’s tweets so they could block those they felt could inspire violence, he noted.
“Wouldn’t that have been smarter, fairer, less dangerous to free speech and better for Twitter’s stock value?” Mauro told The Epoch Times. “Cancel culture and censorship contributes mightily to the radicalization that Twitter says it wants to combat.”
According to Mauro, one of the important factors in radicalization is echo chambers where the like-minded can meet, plot, and reinforce their alternate realities. It is better for extremists or those who could be influenced by extremism to be in a forum where their ideas can be challenged, and to be exposed to information that can de-radicalize them.
“There’s a strong argument for destroying the ability of designated terrorist groups like ISIS to communicate via social media, but those are targeted actions,” Mauro said. “This measure is broad and sets a dangerous precedent.”
Los Angeles-based constitutional attorney Robert Barnes said no country should allow social media platforms to censor speech within their borders, especially speech by its elected officials.
“Creating alternative platforms will be critical, both in the U.S. and abroad,” Barnes told The Epoch Times.
“Twitter will likely face a securities class action because their conduct can be considered fraud on the market costing shareholders $4B in value,” he said.
Barnes said it is “long overdue” for the United States to amend Section 230 to make protecting First Amendment activities a condition for the immunity of social media monopolies.
As this equation was coming together in my mind, I saw parts and pieces scattered amongst a sea of people, who picked these raw materials up. Working together, they began to build. The items each person brought, became tools in their hands for some, but for others became parts for structures or machinery, and in some cases, even art. They came forward and gathered above those corn rows, atop that great platform. And emblazoned across the front of that platform, I could see the word, “MAGA,” glowing brightly like neon. The people on the platform were those who would Make American Great Again; the workers, inventors, builders, parents raising children, and teachers, all these with Scriptures in hand which were, for each of them, a word or directive from God. I could see the countenance and determination on their faces; that they were strong,willing, and ready for the harvest. The Kid by the side of the road
Never in medical history has a diagnostic tool been given so much authority as the PCR test, which has been used to detect if someone is infected with the CCP virus.
Many policymakers rely solely on rising positive cases derived from the PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test, and not on deaths or hospitalization rates, to implement restrictive measures that seek to stop the transmission of COVID-19.
But that “gold standard” test is being called into question as an international team of scientists calls for the retraction of a study that details the first PCR test protocol to detect the CCP virus, claiming there were serious technical and scientific errors.
The study, referred to as the Corman-Drosten paper (pdf), “aimed to develop and deploy robust diagnostic methodology for use in public health laboratory settings without having a virus material available.”
At the time the paper was published, the genetic sequence of the CCP virus wasn’t available, as China hadn’t shared the “virus isolates or samples from infected patients.” Scientists from China had only provided genetic sequences from an online gene bank.
“To date, no validation has been performed by the authorship based on isolated SARS-CoV-2 viruses or full-length RNA thereof,” the international scientists said in their “point-by-point” review of the Corman-Drosten paper.
SARS-CoV-2 is the scientific name for the CCP virus.
Corman-Drosten’s PCR test protocol was promoted as the main diagnostic tool for COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Jan. 13, 2020, before the study was peer-reviewed and published in European medical journal Eurosurveillance on Jan. 23.
A WHO spokesperson said the organization stands by its recommendation.
“The Corman assay, in various formats, has been validated multiple times by multiple labs inside and outside the WHO networks,” Andrei Muchnik told The Epoch Times in an email. “It is used as the reference method in many laboratories.”
In addition to the study not using a virus isolate to validate the PCR test, the scientists claim there are other severe errors with the “biomolecular and methodological design” that led to a “worldwide misdiagnosis of infections attributed to SARS-CoV-2” and harsh lockdowns that continue today in many cities.
The lead author of the Corman-Drosten paper, Dr. Christian Drosten, didn’t immediately respond to a request by The Epoch Times for comment.
The scientists submitted a retraction request letter and review to Eurosurveillance’s editorial board toward the end of November 2020, but hadn’t received a reply regarding the board’s decision after several weeks.
“There has not been an official response, except that they will take it seriously,” Dr. Pieter Borger, a molecular genetics expert and the lead author of the group’s review of the Corman-Drosten paper, told The Epoch Times in an email on Dec. 17.
The Eurosurveillance editorial board told The Epoch Times in an email on Dec. 22 that they were still in the process of “investigating and will make a decision as soon as we have investigated in full,” and that a decision would be announced by the end of this month.
Eurosurveillance’s response to Borger and his team’s retraction request is in contrast to the fast-tracked review process the Corman-Drosten paper received in January last year, which took a total of two days.
Borger questioned if the study was truly peer-reviewed considering the short turnaround and the errors that exist in the study.
“I asked the journal [Eurosurveillance] to provide the peer-review report, which they could not,” he said.
During a pandemic, it isn’t uncommon for a research paper to be fast-tracked, although under normal circumstances, it would undergo a more rigorous and longer review process since it requires at least two independent experts “outside the team or the department of the authors” from a different institute or country to review and comment, according to Eurosurveillance’s evaluation and review process.
When asked the reason for rushing the Corman-Drosten paper to publication, the editorial board said, “The editorial team felt that the arising unique public health situation required fast-track processing to allow timely access to such information.”
It’s unclear what the board meant by “timely access,” since at the time of the study’s publication, the WHO was still learning about the CCP virus, and there were only 830 confirmed CCP virus cases and 25 deaths in China, according to Reuters.
“An accelerated peer review process does not necessarily affect the filtering function of peer review or compromise reviewers’ ability to critically assess the content, validity, or quality of a paper,” the editorial board added.
Summary of Errors
Borger and his team listed 10 significant problems in the Corman-Drosten paper, suggesting that the authors had failed to validate whether their PCR test could actually detect the CCP virus.
Below is a summary of four of those errors:
- The PCR test isn’t able to distinguish between an inactive (noninfectious) viral fragment and a whole intact (infectious) virus, making it ineffective as a diagnostic tool for the CCP virus.
The cycle threshold value wasn’t mentioned in the study. The threshold is determined by the number of cycles it takes for a PCR test machine to detect the genetic material of the CCP virus. The lower the number, the more the virus (infectious), but the higher the number, the greater the chance of a false-positive.
Many PCR test manufacturers use a cycle threshold cutoff value of 40 cycles, a value that many medical experts believe returns false positives, as fragments of a dead virus may be picked up, according to the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (pdf).
- The paper doesn’t state the conflicts of interest for several of the authors. Two of them, Drosten and Chantal Reusken, are also associate editors at Eurosurveillance, while Drosten and Victor Corman are affiliated with a commercial test laboratory, where they are “responsible for virus diagnostics.”
Six months after its publication, an author’s correction was finally submitted on July 30, 2020, for Marco Kaiser, who is a “senior researcher at GenExpress and serves as scientific advisor for TIB-Molbiol,” a company to first “produce PCR kits (Light Mix) based on the protocol published in the Corman-Drosten.”
4. “The PCR test contains neither a unique positive control to evaluate its specificity for SARS-CoV-2 nor a negative control to exclude the presence of other coronaviruses, making the test unsuitable as a specific diagnostic tool to identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” Borger’s team stated.
In November 2020, judges at the Portuguese Court of Appeal ruled against the Azores Regional Health Authority for forcibly quarantining four German tourists after one of them tested positive for the CCP virus. All four had tested negative 72 hours prior to entering the country.
The judges declared that the PCR test was “not a reliable test for SARS-CoV-2, and therefore, any enforced quarantine based on those test results is unlawful,” according to Geopolitic. The judges also ruled that “a single positive PCR test cannot be used as an effective diagnosis of infection.”
This is the first court ruling that details the shortcomings of a PCR test as a diagnostic tool used to quarantine people who may or may not be sick.
We have never lived in a time when the whole world has been censored from seeking the truth. When Censorship occurs we know truth is being hidden from the masses.
In the coming days, weeks and months we will be receiving information that may be seem unbelievable. Use your God Given Gift of discernment to assist you in determine the value. We have to remember the world we have been living is and was not as it seemed and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable. Take what resonates with you and let the rest drop away. Much is going to be revealed that is why we are getting small doses at a time. The truth is being revealed. Keep an open heart and mind.
2021 has begun revealing the corruption, greed and satanic groups will be exposed at the highest levels. It has been reported the Pope has been arrested for child trafficking and how our political system is changing. The political system as we know it will change by the people for the people that will be known as the National / Global Economic Security & Reformation Act (NESARA).
It will help the people by zeroing out all credit card, mortgage, and other bank debt due to illegal banking and government activities. Income tax will be abolished along with the IRS. IRS employees will be transferred into the US Treasury national sales tax. A flat rate non-essential tax of 14% to 17% will be created for revenue for the government. Constitutional Law will return to all courts and legal matters and retrains all judges and attorneys on constitutional law. We are witnessing the implementation of Constitutional Law through the Presidential Election process.
After NESARA announcement, new Presidential and Congressional elections will be established within 120 days while the interim government will cancel all national emergencies and return us back to constitutional law. Elections will be monitored and will prevent illegal election activities of special interest groups. The Federal Reserve System will be eliminated. During the transition period the Federal Reserve will be allowed to operate side by side of the U.S. treasury for one year in order to remove all Federal Reserve notes from the money supply.
There will be release of over 6,000 patents of suppressed technologies that are being withheld from the public under the guise of national security, including free energy devices, antigravity, and sonic healing machines.
All aggressive action by the U.S. government military worldwide will cease and peace will be established throughout the world. There will be releases of enormous sums of money for humanitarian purposes. Finally, COVID19 will be exposed and will end. But first, the job of draining the swamp has to be completed.
Draining the swamp is being finalized as thousands of Military Troops have been deployed in and around Washington DC as well throughout the United States. US Naval Fleets are deployed in the Atlantic and Pacific to guard against any further foreign interference.
During the break in at the Capital on 6 January by Antifi, or whoever you want to believe, special forces went in and took Nancy Pelosi and other laptops exposing their treasonous acts again the American People. Many Democrats and Republicans have sold out America to foreign powers. There was massive election fraud. The evidence is overwhelming. Biden as well as many others received money from China and other countries, democrats and republicans. The corruption runs deep, from city mayors, elected state and federal Officials, governors,judges and yes, even supreme court Justices, both conservative and liberal. Chief Justice John Roberts is one.
COVID19 was used to put fear into the American people so they would not vote in person. They used the fraudulent mail in ballots Nancy Pelosi incorporated in the first stimulus package. Mainstream media kept the American people in fear with their hype of the deadly coronavirus. Cities mayors and Governors continued the charade with their lockdowns, mandatory mask, and social distancing. Masks represent suppression to a Communist regime and can even be considered a satanic ritual to the globalist. Most people complied and when they started to question, corrupt mainstream media, facebook, twitter and google applied even more lies, instilling fear of the deadly coronavirus to the masses. When they did not get the death toll they were looking for, the elderly were put into nursing homes to raise the death toll, especially in New York and other democratic ran cities. The media outlets doubled down on President Trump, calling him a racist bigot and he was not handling the crisis properly. In the minds of many they believed it and many still do. Those people have lost the ability to think for themselves and have allowed others to think for them.
This is called Operation Mockingbird, a CIA program to control the masses. It has been implement in our country for years. Under the Obama administration it was raised to a new level. Globalist used corrupt deep state and CIA Operatives to keep us divided using MSM, facebook, twitter and google providing false narratives. The attacks on President Trump happened as soon as he took office. MSM has been covering up, lying and attacking Trump for four years and for one reason; The Globalist wanted to keep us enslaved. They want to stop him from exposing what they have been doing to America and the world. Against all odds Trump still accomplished more than any president including the soon to be revealed NESARA/GESARA.
Image what they can do to us if they can censor the most powerful man in the world. The corrupt media, which goes around the world has divided humanity.
There will be a peaceful transition on January 20th. The transition will be from the corrupt politicians to we the people. Perhaps we should sit back, reflect and watch what unfolds in the coming days,weeks and months. We will be shown how evil has dominated our world, how they used our children through child and human trafficking and their satanic rituals. Pedophila runs deeps. If you have not already realized it, our world was and is not as it seems. We cannot separate and the physical and metaphysical worlds because we are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are here to learn the ways of love and wisdom.
We are in a Spiritual battle and the battle is within ourselves. It is time to check our moral compass. A very wise man once said, love your neighbor as you love yourself. It is time to consider why all this is happening and realize it is time to bring God back into our lives, not just once day a week, but everyday, every moment.