Crosstalk – VCY America The Rise of the Tyrant and the Quest for Global Power

Host:  Jim Schneider
​Guest: William J Federer
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The Greek philosopher Plato predicted democracy would degenerate into anarchy once people lost their virtue.  Then a tyrant would arise.  

How do democracies and republics get taken over?  Haven’t systems been put in place to prevent this from happening?

The best way to answer that is to look at history and perhaps no one tells it better than William J. Federer.  William is a nationally known speaker, historian, author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc, a publishing company dedicated to researching America’s noble heritage.  He’s the speaker on The American Minute daily broadcast.  He has authored numerous books including, America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of QuotationsRise of the TyrantWho is the King in America? and Socialism: The Real History From Plato to the Present.

According to William, the first writing was Sumerian cuneiform on clay tablets from the Mesopotamian Valley (Iraq).  Moving on he noted Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, 2,000 years of Egyptian pharaohs, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Attila the Hun, etc. 

His point?  Although the titles may differ such as Pharaoh, Caesar, Kaiser, Sultan, Czar, Chairman, etc, the most common form of government is the king where power gravitates into the hands of one person.  It’s the “default setting” for human government.

As centuries moved along these kings got bigger and bigger because of military and technological advancements.  Eventually the King of England became so big that people said the sun never set on the British empire.  

Eventually America’s founders decided to break away, not just from the King of England, but from having a king as a leader.  They flipped the concept and made the people the king.       

In the end, William views history as a long categorizing of how to limit the power of a king, but how do you do that, especially in the modern era when certain powerful individuals seemingly want to take away the rights of the people?  William believes that history isn’t prophetic, but it is predictive.  In other words, past behavior is the best indicator of future performance.  So join him as he answers this question by steering listeners through world history, on this edition of Crosstalk.

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Top Islamic State commander who led deadly attack on US soldiers killed by French troops

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  • The head of the Islamic State’s deadly group in the Sahara was killed by French troops.
  • Multiple reports said Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui led the killings of four US servicemen in 2017.
  • al-Sahrawi formed the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara in 2015.
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The head of the Islamic State’s group in the Sahara was killed by French troops, according to multiple reports on Thursday.

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi had led the killings of four US soldiers in Niger in 2017, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The US soldiers were ambushed by Islamic State fighters on October 4, 2017 while attempting to return to their base, the Journal reported in 2018.

The troops waited nearly an hour to request help because they thought there were fewer militants during the attack.

Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) was formed by al-Sahrawi in 2015, the BBC said, and is blamed for most of the deadly attacks in the West African region, including violence against a group of six French aid workers and their Nigerien guides and drivers in 2020.

The killing of al-Sahrawi was “another major success in our fight against terrorist groups in the Sahel,” French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted.

French forces have been fighting insurgencies in the region for years, the BBC said. There are several missions ongoing, including a counterterrorism mission and United Nations peacekeeping mission.

The eight-year campaign in the region by France is shrinking, the Journal said, with a reduced troop presence from 5,100 soldiers to between 2,500 and 3,000.

The ambush – which left four Americans and five Nigerian fighters dead in the Nigerien village of Tongo Tongo – was the deadliest attack on American troops in Africa since the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia, the Journal said.

READ MORE HERE: Top Islamic State commander who led deadly attack on US soldiers killed by French troops (msn.com)

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This Is the Worst Purge of Conservative Voices in the History of the Internet — Charisma News

In recent weeks, we have witnessed an unprecedented social media crackdown on conservative voices. YouTube’s war with Alex Jones has gotten the most attention, but literally hundreds of conservative content creators have had their accounts penalized, suspended or deleted by YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants.

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Charter Flights Delayed as U.S. and Taliban Struggle to Work Together

a sign above a store: Commercial planes sitting near the main terminal of the Mazar-i-Sharif airport, Afghanistan, on Friday.© Maxar Technologies, via Reuters Commercial planes sitting near the main terminal of the Mazar-i-Sharif airport, Afghanistan, on Friday.

DOHA, Qatar — With the massive United States military effort to evacuate American citizens and endangered Afghans completed, those still scrambling to find safe passage from Afghanistan are now navigating a complicated and potentially dangerous diplomatic impasse.

Unable to fly from Kabul’s airport, which remains closed and in need of upgrades, many people have flocked to the airport in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, making it the latest flash point as the United States struggles to coordinate with its former Taliban adversaries to help people wanting to leave the country.

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, speaking to reporters during a visit to Qatar on Tuesday, said U.S. officials were “working around the clock” to ensure that flights carrying Americans and endangered Afghans can safely depart Afghanistan. He contested claims that the Taliban have blocked charter flights from departing the Mazar-i-Sharif airport.

Mr. Blinken said he was unaware of any “hostage-like” situation in Mazar-i-Sharif, contradicting a claim by a prominent House Republican that the Taliban were reneging on promises they have made to U.S. officials to allow safe passage from the country of foreigners and Afghans with valid travel documents.

“We have been assured, again, that all American citizens and Afghan citizens with valid travel documents will be allowed to leave,” Mr. Blinken said, adding that “we intend to hold the Taliban to that.”

Mr. Blinken, who appeared alongside Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and their Qatari counterparts, said Taliban leaders had recently reaffirmed that commitment. He pointed to the exit from the country on Monday by an American family who used an undisclosed land route. The Taliban knew what the family was doing but did not impede them, U.S. officials say.

But in the case of Mazar-i-Sharif, Mr. Blinken said, the Taliban have objected to charter flights that combine passengers who have valid travel documents and those who do not.

“It’s my understanding that the Taliban has not denied exit to anyone holding a valid document, but they have said that those without valid documents at this point can’t leave,” Mr. Blinken said. “But because all of these people are grouped together, that’s meant that flights have not been allowed to go.”

On Sunday, Representative Mike McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Relations Committee, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the Taliban were blocking the departure of six flights from Mazar-i-Sharif that included American citizens and Afghans who had acted as interpreters for the U.S. military. Mr. McCaul said the Taliban were holding the passengers “hostage” as they made demands of the U.S. government.

Mr. Blinken said he believed around 100 American citizens remain in Afghanistan, including “a relatively small number” seeking to leave Mazar-i-Sharif.

Further complicating matters, the Taliban said Tuesday they would not allow people to leave the country until a new government is formed. The Taliban announced a list of people who will fill key roles on Tuesday afternoon, but they held off on formally swearing in the new government.

The group said earlier in the day that without functioning ministries to grant exit stamps and perform other necessary duties, an orderly departure process was not yet in place.

The Taliban’s latest comments represent yet another twist in a chapter that has played out since their conquest of the country led tens of thousands to try to flee.

Like the United States, the Taliban do not want to see a repeat of the desperate scenes that played out in Kabul, where thousands of Afghans rushed to the airport and many were evacuated without proper documentation

READ MORE HERE: Charter Flights Delayed as U.S. and Taliban Struggle to Work Together (msn.com)

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Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group’s Planes; At Least 100 Americans Among Passengers

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: A Boeing 737-31S Kam Air passenger plane with people evacuated from Afghanistan on board, lands at Boryspil International Airport outside Kiev, on August 23, 2021.© Sergei Gapon/Getty Images A Boeing 737-31S Kam Air passenger plane with people evacuated from Afghanistan on board, lands at Boryspil International Airport outside Kiev, on August 23, 2021.

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Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group’s Planes; At Least 100 Americans Among Passengers (msn.com)

Six private charter planes seeking to evacuate 1,600 people—including more than 100 Americans—out of Afghanistan have been grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department, an official with an NGO working on the evacuation told Newsweek.

The would-be passengers have yet to board the planes in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which were chartered by the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One charity, both founded by Christian conservative media personality Glenn Beck.

Three other evacuation flights—two on a plane chartered by international development organization Sayara, and one by Goldbelt, Inc., an Alaska Native corporation—set to carry at least 19 Americans and an unspecified number of Afghans have also been grounded by the Taliban awaiting clearance, a second senior NGO official told Newsweek.

Funded entirely with private money, the Mercury One rescue mission chartered six planes—two Airbus 340s and four Boeing 737s—from Kam Air, the largest private Afghan airline, for eight evacuation flights to a Gulf state. The other three flights with Sayora and Goldbelt were also chartered from Kam Air but their intended destination is currently unclear.

Both NGO officials said the Taliban grounded the flights amid a breakdown in negotiations with the State Department, with one adding that the Taliban could be attempting to “shake down” the airline or State Department for money in exchange for takeoff clearance.

Negotiations between the Taliban and State Department have been “stuck at this point” so the Taliban has not “granted final clearance” for the flights, the second official said, adding that U.S. negotiations with the Taliban to grant private planes clearance to depart have dragged on for at least days while evacuees remained in hiding.

Earlier reports indicated that there were hundreds of Afghans, many of whom did not have visas or passports, on board the flights, with Representative Michael McCaul describing the incident as a “hostage situation.” White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told CNN Sunday that “around 100” U.S. citizens were still in Afghanistan.

Both NGO officials rejected the “hostage” description but told Newsweek that the passengers include at least 142 Americans—123 with the Mercury One-funded flights and at least 19 with the flights chartered by Sayara and Goldbelt.

“The planes are currently empty and its passengers are still waiting in their safe houses for clearance for takeoff from the Taliban,” the first NGO official said. “I have 1,600 plus people on the master manifest that want to fly, of which 123 are Americans and the rest are Special Immigration Visas.”

The evacuation flights cost the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One charity $750,000 each, the first NGO official said.

Officials associated with the NGOs said they have refrained from negotiating directly with the Taliban as the Foreign Corruption Practices Act of 1977 “prohibits U.S. citizens and entities from bribing foreign government officials to benefit their business interests.”

With help from donors, the Nazarene Fund and Mercury One reportedly raised more than $28 million to help evacuate Christians and other vulnerable religious minorities from Afghanistan. Beck shared a photo of a plane on a tarmac to Instagram on August 26, writing “one of the last planes to leave #kabul before the bombings.”

The State Department did not respond to Newsweek‘s request for comment Sunday evening. However, earlier today a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek that it could not confirm whether Americans were attempting to evacuate aboard the chartered aircraft due to a lack of resources and personnel in Afghanistan.

“We do not have personnel on the ground, we do not have air assets in the country, we do not control the airspace—whether over Afghanistan or elsewhere in the region,” the spokesperson said, adding that it remains “prepared to help” U.S. citizens and Afghan refugees.

The two-decade U.S.-led war in Afghanistan came to a close as the final military plane departed the Taliban-ruled international airport in Kabul on August 30. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said there’s “no deadline” on evacuating the remaining U.S. citizens who want to leave.

READ MORE HERE: Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group’s Planes; At Least 100 Americans Among Passengers (msn.com)

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Report: Biden Called Off Chance To Take Out Kabul Bomber Who Killed 13 American Heros

BOMBSHELL: Biden’s Department of Defense Had Kabul Bomber in Sights, DENIED Permission to Fire

The United States Air Force may have had “eyes on target” on August 26, the day when a suicide bomber rushed the crowded Abbey Gate of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan.

According to a news report recently broadcast by Univision, a Reaper drone operator could have fired a missile to neutralize the attacker, but authorization did not come down from the White House.

The information obtained by Univision comes from an interview with Rogelio Pardo-Maurer, a former Deputy Secretary of Defense who is still active in intelligence circles. Mr. Pardo-Maurer explained that the public warnings voiced by the White House with regard to an imminent terrorist attack were taken very seriously by everyone except Taliban leaders.

Red State reported,

How do we know this report likely is true? Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby refused to talk about it and railed against leaking intelligence.

But Pardo-Maurer went further in his interview. He said not only did they know where and when it would happen, but that they had a Predator drone lock on the bomber, but that “they” refused to grant permission to take the guy out. “[Permission] was requested and was denied,” he said. Why? “Because we are in this process of negotiating with the Taliban who aren’t even in control of their own government or their own people.”

So is he really saying what it sounds like he’s saying? Because it sounds like he’s saying that we had the shot to take this guy out but they were afraid of angering the Taliban if they took the shot. Yikes. So not only had we outsourced our security to the Taliban. But we wouldn’t even properly protect our own people because it might disturb the enemy. We are truly living in a bizarre reality at this point with the Biden team.

In the end, failure to fire the missile came down to not being able to get clearance from the Taliban.

Five days after the attack, which killed a Navy sailor, an Army soldier, 11 Marines, and 170 Afghan civilians, Americans want answers about how Taliban militias were able to overrun Kabul and usurp government powers so quickly.

The White House is also being pressure to provide more information about the chaotic evacuation and how crucial intelligence signals may have been ignored or downplayed in favor of ceding control to the Taliban.

READ MORE HERE: Report: Biden Called Off Chance To Take Out Kabul Bomber Who Killed 13 American Heros | UAF Report

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A new report has determined the Pfizer vaccine may cause Alzheimer’s and other conditions

In a shocking new report on the COVID-19 vaccines, it has been discovered that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine may have long term health effects not previously disclosed, including “ALS, Alzheimer’s, and other neurological degenerative diseases.”

“The current RNA based SARSCoV-2 vaccines were approved in the US using an emergency order without extensive long term safety testing,” the report declares. “In this paper the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was evaluated for the potential to induce prion-based disease in vaccine recipients.”

Prion-based diseases are, according to the CDC, a form of neurodegenerative diseases, meaning that the Pfizer vaccine is potentially likely to cause long term damage and negative health effects with regards to the brain.

This is especially concerning since the Pfizer vaccine is an mRNA vaccine, an untested type of vaccine which creates new proteins and can actually integrate into the human genome, according to a report from the National Library of Medicine.

In other words, degenerative brain conditions may appear at any time in your life after receiving the vaccine.

“The RNA sequence of the vaccine as well as the spike protein target interaction were analyzed for the potential to convert intracellular RNA binding proteins TAR DNA binding protein (TDP-43) and Fused in Sarcoma (FUS) into their pathologic prion conformations,” explains the report.

TDP-43 is a protein known to cause dementia, ALS and even Alzheimer’s, according to Alzpedia. Similarly, the FUS protein is known to cause ALS and Hereditary Essential Tremors, according to the Human Genome Database.

The experiment done for the report was to determine whether or not these two harmful proteins embed themselves into our DNA, as an mRNA vaccine is expected to do.

The report determined that “the vaccine RNA has specific sequences that may induce TDP-43 and FUS to fold into their pathologic prion confirmations,” meaning that both proteins have the potential to embed themselves into our DNA and cause harmful neurological diseases.

The report’s abstract summary concludes that “The enclosed finding, as well as additional potential risks, leads the author to believe that regulatory approval of the RNA based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 was premature and that the vaccine may cause much more harm than benefit.”

The report itself ends with this warning: “The vaccine could be a bioweapon and even more dangerous than the original infection.”

National File actually reached out to the CDC to inquire as to why the Pfizer vaccine is still being distributed despite these credible allegations. No response was received prior to publication.

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READ MORE HERE: Pfizer Vaccine Confirmed To Cause Neurodegenerative Diseases | UAF Report

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Iran secures US military equipment after fall of Afghanistan: Report

Iran secures US military equipment after fall of Afghanistan: Report

US military vehicles in Iran. (Twitter/Kian Sharifi)

“Iran either bought the vehicles from the Taliban or just took them from Afghan soldiers,” analysts speculate.

By Josh Plank, World Israel News

American military vehicles, allegedly left behind by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, were spotted in transport on a road east of the Iranian capital of Tehran on Wednesday, according to reports circulating on social media.

Kian Sharifi, a journalist focused on Iranian politics and social media for BBC Monitoring, tweeted several photographs of the vehicles on Wednesday.

“An Iranian Telegram channel that covers military stories has released these ‘exclusive’ images that purportedly show Humvees and other military vehicles spotted on the Semnan-Garmsar road in Iran,” said Sharifi.

“What I am certain of is that those are Humvees and that is an Iranian road,” he said.

Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, Afghanistan’s former defense minister, tweeted a similar image.

Mohammadi called Iran a “bad neighbor,” and said, ” Afghanistan’s bad days won’t last forever.”

According to Sharifi, there are at least two possibilities for how the U.S. military vehicles came under Iranian control.

“The Telegram channel speculates that Iran either bought the vehicles from the Taliban or just took them from Afghan soldiers that drove across the border last month in an attempt to flee the Taliban,” he said.

Sharifi also retweeted a video from mid-August, purportedly showing a convoy of Afghan army vehicles, including Humvees, fleeing to Iran from fear of Taliban capture.

In a speech on Tuesday, President Joe Biden spoke of his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan on August 31.

“The assumption was that more than 300,000 Afghan National Security Forces that we had trained over the past two decades and equipped would be a strong adversary in their civil wars with the Taliban,” said Biden.

“That assumption — that the Afghan government would be able to hold on for a period of time beyond military drawdown — turned out not to be accurate,” he said.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi welcomed the departure of U.S. troops from the neighboring country.

“America’s military defeat and its withdrawal must become an opportunity to restore life, security, and durable peace in Afghanistan,” Raisi said last month, according to Iran’s state TV.

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READ MORE HERE: Iran secures US military equipment after fall of Afghanistan: Report | World Israel News

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Researchers Find Effective Covid Medicine, Fauci And The CDC Will Ban It Right Away

A cheap drug that treats cholesterol reduces Covid infection by 70% in lab studies in the UK.

Since it is cheap and taken orally the drug could be a real game-changer for every country but the United States where Fauci and the CDC will ban it.

The researchers published their findings in the Frontiers in Pharmacology journal on Friday. Fenofibrate and fenofibric acid significantly reduced Covid infection.

Dr. Elisa Vicenzi of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan said:

“Our data indicates that fenofibrate may have the potential to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and also virus spread. Given that fenofibrate is an oral drug which is very cheap and available worldwide, together with its extensive history of clinical use and its good safety profile, our data has global implications.”

A cheap drug that treats cholesterol reduces Covid infection by 70% in lab studies in the UK.

Since it is cheap and taken orally the drug could be a real game-changer for every country but the United States where Fauci and the CDC will ban it.

The researchers published their findings in the Frontiers in Pharmacology journal on Friday. Fenofibrate and fenofibric acid significantly reduced Covid infection.

Dr. Elisa Vicenzi of the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan said:

“Our data indicates that fenofibrate may have the potential to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms and also virus spread. Given that fenofibrate is an oral drug which is very cheap and available worldwide, together with its extensive history of clinical use and its good safety profile, our data has global implications.”

Fox News reported:

A drug meant to treat cholesterol was found to reduce coronavirus infection by 70% in lab studies, with researchers calling for additional clinical trials among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The team called for added clinical trials to explore use of the drug as a potential COVID-19 therapy, while noting studies are ongoing at the University of Pennsylvania and Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Farhat Khanim of the University of Birmingham and corresponding study author, cited viral variants spurring rising infection rates and deaths in countries around the world.

“Whilst vaccine programs will hopefully reduce infection rates and virus spread in the longer term, there is still an urgent need to expand our arsenal of drugs to treat SARS-CoV-2-positive patients,” Khanim wrote.

Another author noted that significant proportions of populations in most low-and-middle countries will likely go unvaccinated until 2022.

“Whilst vaccination has been shown to reduce infection rates and severity of disease, we are as yet unsure of the strength and duration of the response. Therapies are still urgently needed to manage COVID-19 patients who develop symptoms or require hospitalisation,” Dr Alan Richardson, of Keele University in the UK, wrote in part.

They suggest that the drug works by inhibiting the harmful overproduction of cytokines tied to coronavirus infection.

The drug treats airway inflammation, as well as inhibits blood clots found in some COVID patients.

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READ MORE HERE: Researchers Find Effective Covid Medicine, Fauci And The CDC Will Ban It Right Away – The Beltway Report

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