Category: Antichrist

Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling

If only cranks find the tabulations strange, put me down as a crank

Patrick Basham

November 27, 2020

3:44 PM

To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

First, consider some facts. President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent seeking reelection. He got 11 million more votes than in 2016, the third largest rise in support ever for an incumbent. By way of comparison, President Obama was comfortably reelected in 2012 with 3.5 million fewer votes than he received in 2008.

Trump’s vote increased so much because, according to exit polls, he performed far better with many key demographic groups. Ninety-five percent of Republicans voted for him. He did extraordinarily well with rural male working-class whites.

He earned the highest share of all minority votes for a Republican since 1960. Trump grew his support among black voters by 50 percent over 2016. Nationally, Joe Biden’s black support fell well below 90 percent, the level below which Democratic presidential candidates usually lose.

Trump increased his share of the national Hispanic vote to 35 percent. With 60 percent or less of the national Hispanic vote, it is arithmetically impossible for a Democratic presidential candidate to win Florida, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Bellwether states swung further in Trump’s direction than in 2016. Florida, Ohio and Iowa each defied America’s media polls with huge wins for Trump. Since 1852, only Richard Nixon has lost the Electoral College after winning this trio, and that 1960 defeat to John F. Kennedy is still the subject of great suspicion.

Midwestern states Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin always swing in the same direction as Ohio and Iowa, their regional peers. Ohio likewise swings with Florida. Current tallies show that, outside of a few cities, the Rust Belt swung in Trump’s direction. Yet, Biden leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin because of an apparent avalanche of black votes in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Biden’s ‘winning’ margin was derived almost entirely from such voters in these cities, as coincidentally his black vote spiked only in exactly the locations necessary to secure victory. He did not receive comparable levels of support among comparable demographic groups in comparable states, which is highly unusual for the presidential victor.

We are told that Biden won more votes nationally than any presidential candidate in history. But he won a record low of 17 percent of counties; he only won 524 counties, as opposed to the 873 counties Obama won in 2008. Yet, Biden somehow outdid Obama in total votes.

Victorious presidential candidates, especially challengers, usually have down-ballot coattails; Biden did not. The Republicans held the Senate and enjoyed a ‘red wave’ in the House, where they gained a large number of seats while winning all 27 toss-up contests. Trump’s party did not lose a single state legislature and actually made gains at the state level.

Another anomaly is found in the comparison between the polls and non-polling metrics. The latter include: party registrations trends; the candidates’ respective primary votes; candidate enthusiasm; social media followings; broadcast and digital media ratings; online searches; the number of (especially small) donors; and the number of individuals betting on each candidate.

Despite poor recent performances, media and academic polls have an impressive 80 percent record predicting the winner during the modern era. But, when the polls err, non-polling metrics do not; the latter have a 100 percent record. Every non-polling metric forecast Trump’s reelection. For Trump to lose this election, the mainstream polls needed to be correct, which they were not. Furthermore, for Trump to lose, not only did one or more of these metrics have to be wrong for the first time ever, but every single one had to be wrong, and at the very same time; not an impossible outcome, but extremely unlikely nonetheless.

Atypical voting patterns married with misses by polling and non-polling metrics should give observers pause for thought. Adding to the mystery is a cascade of information about the bizarre manner in which so many ballots were accumulated and counted.

The following peculiarities also lack compelling explanations:

1. Late on election night, with Trump comfortably ahead, many swing states stopped counting ballots. In most cases, observers were removed from the counting facilities. Counting generally continued without the observers

2. Statistically abnormal vote counts were the new normal when counting resumed. They were unusually large in size (hundreds of thousands) and had an unusually high (90 percent and above) Biden-to-Trump ratio

3. Late arriving ballots were counted. In Pennsylvania, 23,000 absentee ballots have impossible postal return dates and another 86,000 have such extraordinary return dates they raise serious questions

4. The failure to match signatures on mail-in ballots. The destruction of mail-in ballot envelopes, which must contain signatures

5. Historically low absentee ballot rejection rates despite the massive expansion of mail voting. Such is Biden’s narrow margin that, as political analyst Robert Barnes observes, ‘If the states simply imposed the same absentee ballot rejection rate as recent cycles, then Trump wins the election’

6. Missing votes. In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 50,000 votes held on 47 USB cards are missing

7. Non-resident voters. Matt Braynard’s Voter Integrity Project estimates that 20,312 people who no longer met residency requirements cast ballots in Georgia. Biden’s margin is 12,670 votes

8. Serious ‘chain of custody’ breakdowns. Invalid residential addresses. Record numbers of dead people voting. Ballots in pristine condition without creases, that is, they had not been mailed in envelopes as required by law

9. Statistical anomalies. In Georgia, Biden overtook Trump with 89 percent of the votes counted. For the next 53 batches of votes counted, Biden led Trump by the same exact 50.05 to 49.95 percent margin in every single batch. It is particularly perplexing that all statistical anomalies and tabulation abnormalities were in Biden’s favor. Whether the cause was simple human error or nefarious activity, or a combination, clearly something peculiar happened.

If you think that only weirdos have legitimate concerns about these findings and claims, maybe the weirdness lies in you.

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What Is “The Great Reset”?

November 19, 2020 by Michael Snyder

The Internet sure has been buzzing about “the Great Reset” lately.  That term has been trending on Facebook and Twitter, and the New York Times even published an article dismissing it as a “conspiracy theory”.  But it is definitely no conspiracy theory.  I was determined to get to the bottom of this whole thing, and I am going to share the facts that the New York Times either could not find or refused to share.  It turns out that “the Great Reset” is actually an initiative that was started by the World Economic Forum that is designed to get “global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis”.  The following comes directly from the official website of the World Economic Forum

There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. To improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum is starting The Great Reset initiative.

So the New York Times put out fake news when they told all of us that “the Great Reset” is just a “conspiracy theory”, and they owe all of us a major apology.

According to the World Economic Forum, “the Great Reset” is a “unique window of opportunity” for global leaders to shape “the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons”…

As we enter a unique window of opportunity to shape the recovery, this initiative will offer insights to help inform all those determining the future state of global relations, the direction of national economies, the priorities of societies, the nature of business models and the management of a global commons. Drawing from the vision and vast expertise of the leaders engaged across the Forum’s communities, the Great Reset initiative has a set of dimensions to build a new social contract that honours the dignity of every human being.

In other words, “the Great Reset” is essentially just an updated blueprint for a New World Order.

The man behind “the Great Reset” is named Klaus Schwab.  He is the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, and elsewhere on the official site of the WEF there is an article by Schwab entitled “Now is the time for a ‘great reset’”.  The following is an excerpt from that article…

To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism.

He is very open about the fact that he wants to “revamp all aspects of our societies and economies”.  That means that all aspects of human activity would fall under his plan.

But in particular, he very much wants a “Great Reset” of capitalism.

That definitely sets off alarm bells.  When people start talking about dramatic changes to capitalism, usually what they mean is that we should move even more in the direction of socialism.

According to Schwab, there are three main components to “the Great Reset”.  The first involves reforming our economic systems so that they will “promote more equitable outcomes”

Moreover, governments should implement long-overdue reforms that promote more equitable outcomes. Depending on the country, these may include changes to wealth taxes, the withdrawal of fossil-fuel subsidies, and new rules governing intellectual property, trade, and competition.

Unfortunately, I think that he means the exact same thing that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez means when she talks about “more equitable outcomes”.

Secondly, Schwab says that one of the main components of “the Great Reset” would involve massive government investments in “green” urban infrastructure and other similar projects

The second component of a Great Reset agenda would ensure that investments advance shared goals, such as equality and sustainability. Here, the large-scale spending programs that many governments are implementing represent a major opportunity for progress. The European Commission, for one, has unveiled plans for a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery fund. The US, China, and Japan also have ambitious economic-stimulus plans.

Rather than using these funds, as well as investments from private entities and pension funds, to fill cracks in the old system, we should use them to create a new one that is more resilient, equitable, and sustainable in the long run. This means, for example, building “green” urban infrastructure and creating incentives for industries to improve their track record on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.

Doesn’t that sound a whole lot like the “Green New Deal” that many on the left have been pushing here in the United States?

Thirdly, Schwab envisions applying the “innovations” that we have witnessed during the COVID pandemic as a model for “every sector” of society…

The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges. During the COVID-19 crisis, companies, universities, and others have joined forces to develop diagnostics, therapeutics, and possible vaccines; establish testing centers; create mechanisms for tracing infections; and deliver telemedicine. Imagine what could be possible if similar concerted efforts were made in every sector.

In other words, Schwab thinks that the global response to the COVID pandemic can be a blueprint for governing every area of our lives moving forward.

Doesn’t that sound just wonderful?

Of course in order for the globalists to get the United States on board with this “Great Reset”, they will need to get Donald Trump out of the way first, and they think that they are very close to achieving that goal.

The globalists envision a “sustainable” future in which all forms of human activity are very closely monitored and controlled for “the good of the planet”.  They are entirely convinced that a global system in which all the nations of the world are increasingly integrated is what is best for humanity, but those of us that are resisting the globalists understand that a one world system will inevitably evolve into a complete and utter global nightmare.

Globalist publications such as the New York Times will continue to try to convince all of us that plans such as “the Great Reset” do not even exist, even as globalist organizations such as the World Economic Forum are publicly announcing their plans right out in the open. In times like these, it is absolutely imperative to think for yourself, because deception is everywhere and those that tell the truth are often greatly ridiculed.

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AS ‘THE GREAT RESET’ TRENDS ON TWITTER, STUDENTS OF BIBLE PROPHECY HAVE KNOWN FOR GENERATIONS ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.

by Geoffrey Grider November 18, 2020

As the unsaved world is utterly astonied at the events unfolding in 2020, we who believe The Book have been patiently waiting for this time period to begin. Make a note, write it down, that time has begun.

 

Right now and for the past few months on Twitter, the term ‘the great reset’ has been not only trending there but burning up the Internet. Not only that, people have been excitedly reading about things like the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, COVID-1984, human implantable quantum dot microneedle vaccination system, and everything else that has been such a revelatory wake-up call in the never-ending craziness that is 2020. But none of this is new or news to bible believers who have long studied end times bible prophecy in their King James Bibles.

“And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:16-18 (KJB)

I have been saved since March 14th of 1991, and in a few months that will be 30 years I have been walking with the Lord by His grace and mercy. And for the vast majority of that time, I have been a student of The Book, with a special interest in end times bible prophecy. So no surprise there that the Lord gave me this ministry of Now The End Begins, the desire of my heart in service to Him. As the unsaved world is utterly astonied at the events unfolding in 2020, we who believe The Book have been patiently waiting for this time period to begin. Make a note, write it down, that time has begun.

So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the headlines and see where they line up on the end times timeline. As you read the following examples snatched from the headlines, remember how right now we are being locked down, forced to wear face masks, soon we will be forced to take a vaccine and then forced to receive an implantable digital identification. These things are happening right now, and when they reach fruition after the Rapture of the Church, then prophecy will have been fulfilled. That is what’s happening right now. Change my mind, if you can.

  • Pope Francis’ leadership underscores global influence of Roman Catholic Church: Last Thursday, the president-elect spoke by phone with Pope Francis. The readout from the Biden-Harris transition team highlighted elements of the conversation ranging from a shared commitment to “caring for the marginalized and the poor, addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.” source 
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“For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,” Revelation 18:3,9 (KJB)

  • The World Economic Forum Calls For ‘The Great Reset’: To achieve a better outcome, the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions. Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a “Great Reset” of capitalism. Clearly, the will to build a better society does exist. We must use it to secure the Great Reset that we so badly need. That will require stronger and more effective governments, though this does not imply an ideological push for bigger ones. And it will demand private-sector engagement every step of the way. source 
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“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” Revelation 13:7 (KJB)

  • The Abraham Accords And The One World Religion: “WITH THE SIGNING OF A HISTORIC PEACE ACCORD WITH ISRAEL, SUPPORTED BY AMERICAN EFFORTS, MY COUNTRY WAS ABLE TO FREEZE THE ANNEXATION DECISION AND OPENED BROAD PROSPECTS TO ACHIEVE A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE IN THE REGION,” HE ADDED.” Bin Zayed said he hoped the deal with Israel would “provide the opportunity for the Palestinians and the Israelis to reengage in negotiations to achieve peace.” source 
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“Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:15,16 (KJB)

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution: We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. We need to shape a future that works for all of us by putting people first and empowering them. In its most pessimistic, dehumanized form, the Fourth Industrial Revolution may indeed have the potential to “robotize” humanity and thus to deprive us of our heart and soul. But as a complement to the best parts of human nature—creativity, empathy, stewardship—it can also lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness based on a shared sense of destiny. It is incumbent on us all to make sure the latter prevails. source 
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“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” Revelation 13:1,2 (KJB)

  • The Rise Of The One World Religion Of Chrislam: The Oct. 13-17 interfaith forum was organized online due to the COVID0-19 pandemic. The line-up of the seventh edition of the forum included Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople; representatives from the United Nations, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the World Muslim League, and the European Commission. In the words of Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies: “Religion is a great power that can be a bridge. I would love to see religious leaders act as fire brigades to put out fires and save people’s lives wherever they are; they don’t ask ‘how did this fire break out?’ but ‘how can we put it out and prevent it?’” source 
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“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:4-6 (KJB)

Yes, the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church will remove those of us who are saved before these things come to full bloom, so why are we seeing them now while the Church is still here? Because in the bible, all dispensations overlap each other, 

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TURKEY LOOKS TO FORM IT’S OWN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MILITARY ALLIANCE COMPETING WITH NATO

BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | NOV 10, 2020 | MIDDLE EAST

“After a long time you shall be summoned; in the distant future you shall march against the land [of a people] restored from the sword, gathered from the midst of many peoples—against the mountains of Yisrael, which have long lain desolate—[a people] liberated from the nations, and now all dwelling secure.” Ezekiel 38:8 (The Israel BibleTM)

Turkish flag on Turkey army uniform. Turkey troops (Shutterstock)

A premiere Turkish newspaper recently published an article in which prominent  academics called for the formation of a multinational army patterned after NATO that, according to its proponents, would be “one of the West’s greatest fears.” This may seem like conjecture however Turkish President Erdogan has adopted this as one of his goals while expanding Turkey’s military involvement in the region.

REPORT CALLS FOR TURAN ARMY

The Yeni Çağ daily, a Turkish nationalist newspaper, published an article on October 28 titled “The Turan Army.” In the article, the author, Ahmet GÜRSOY, called for the formation of a “pan-Turkism” organization which would include a “Turan Army.” Under the headline “The Turkic States Must Unite: The Turan Army Is The Hope,” the article described a new militaristic vision of pan-Turkish nationalism which due to geographic realities could never materialize as a contiguous national entity.

“The eternal dream of Turkish nationalists, the great homeland; The Turan dream may not come true in geography,” Gursoy wrote. “Therefore, we may not be able to unite all Turks in the geography under a single flag as in the times of the empire. However, by transforming into legal entities in every social field, we can unite all Turks under a single flag, just as international companies are represented with the same flag in every corner of the earth. The most striking and possible form of this is the Turan Army.”

In addition to the disparate geographic realities, the unification of several countries leads to the question of who will lead the army. Gursoy had an answer ready in which he suggested that the pan-Turan army be patterned after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This comparison is ironic as Turkey is, in fact, a member state of NATO.

“In addition to an institutional structure that will form the roof of the partnership, there will be a legal arrangement of what will be like a kind of Turkish NATO,” he wrote.

ERDOGAN WORKING TO FORM TURAN ARMY

A pan-Turan army may be closer than most people think as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is working hard to bring this about. Much of his policy and rhetoric reflects pan-Turanist influence. On August 20, 2020, Turkish daily Yeni Akit reported that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan planned to announce on October 29 the formation of a Turan Army. This announcement never took place however many believe it still might. It is interesting to note that the article in Yeni Çağ came one day before the scheduled announcement by Erdogan concerning the formation of the Turan army.

CONFLICT BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND ARMENIA CATALYST FOR PAN-TURKISM

In the article, Prof. Dr. Kürşad Zorlu described how the victory of Turkey-supported Azerbaijan over Armenia in their conflict over the Nagorno-Karabagh region has brought this pan-Turan NATO closer to reality:

 “The success in Karabagh has brought once again to the agenda one of the West’s greatest fears: the Turan Army. Azerbaijan, which has become stronger with the military training, joint drills, and support with armed drones that Turkey has provided, has broken Armenia’s back. This picture of success that has appeared has once again brought to life the hopes concerning a Turan Army, which would be the joint military power of the Turkic states. The Turan Army, which will be a unique option for disrupting the plots in the region, will become a leading actor on every issue.” 

“The idea of a ‘Turan Army,’ which has been discussed for a long time, has once again come to the agenda following Azerbaijan’s successes against Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh, which it achieved with the support of the military training, joint drills, and armed drone support that Turkey gave. Most recently, the agreement on military training and cooperation [signed] on the visit of [Turkish] Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to Kazakhstan, has been as a step toward establishing a joint army of Turkic states. Experts who have answered our newspaper’s question of ‘Is a Turan Army possible?’ called attention to the point that this army, which is expected to be formed under Turkey’s leadership, would be able to have a voice on every issue, regionally and globally.”

PAN-TURKISM/PAN-TURANSIM: A SHORT HISTORY

As a theoretical political movement, pan-Turkism emerged during the 1880s among Turkic intellectuals of the Russian region of Shirvan (now central Azerbaijan) and the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey), with its aim being the cultural and political unification of all Turkic peoples. Some adherents live in the Caucasus, and Central Asia. This movement was at odds with the Ottoman Empire and, in some ways, with Islam. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the early 20th century, some tried unsuccessfully to replace the empire with a pan-Turkish commonwealth. Pan-Turkist movements gained some momentum in the 1940s, due to the support of Nazi Germany who in the course of the war, sought to leverage Pan-Turkism to undermine Russian influence and in an effort to reach resources of Central Asia. 

The Turkish nationalist movement has been recently gaining in popularity due to the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of other multinational movements, like the European Union. Critics perceive Pan-Turkism as a new form of Turkish imperial ambition.

Toward this end, the Turkic Council was established in 2009 as an intergovernmental organization with the overarching aim of promoting comprehensive cooperation among Turkic Speaking States. Three of its four founding member states, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, were part of the former Soviet Union. Turkey, under the prime ministership of Erdogan, was the fourth founding state with Uzbekistan joining in 2019 and Hungary being granted observer status in September 2018.

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Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia sign peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh

By Aren Melikyan, Arzu Geybulla, Gul Tuysuz, Mary Ilyushina, Tim Lister and Ivana Kottasová, CNN

Updated 6:05 AM ET, Tue November 10, 2020

(CNN)Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has announced he had signed an “unspeakably painful agreement” with Russia and Azerbaijan to end the war over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh, just hours after Azerbaijan claimed it captured the region’s strategic city of Shusha.

“I have made a difficult, extremely difficult decision for personally me and all of us. I have signed a declaration with the Presidents of Russia and Azerbaijan on stopping the war starting from 01:00 (local time),” Pashinyan said in a statement posted on his Facebook page early Tuesday.

After claiming earlier on Monday that the fight over Shusha was not over, Pashinyan said he made the decision to sign the agreement based on a deep analysis of the military situation and “on the conviction that in the existing situation this is the best possible outcome.

Speaking after the agreement was announced, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said the deal would “return our territories without any further bloodshed.” He said all military operations in the region that sits in Azerbaijani territory but has been populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians have stopped.

“Today, I am signing this agreement with pride! Congratulations to the people of Azerbaijan!,” Aliyev added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian peacekeeping forces will be deployed along the contact line in Nagorno-Karabakh and within the corridor that connects the region with Armenia.

He said the ceasefire deal stipulates the exchange of prisoners of war and bodies, according to the Russian official news agency, TASS. Russia neighbors Azerbaijan, but has a security alliance with Armenia. Moscow had tried to broker a ceasefire several times in the past few weeks, but each agreement fell apart within a short time.

Aliyev declared Sunday that his forces had taken Shusha, a city sometimes described as “the Jerusalem of Nagorno-Karabakh” for its religious significance.

Azerbaijan’s defense ministry released a video Monday showing the country’s flag flying on public buildings in the city, putting Azerbaijani forces mere miles from the regional capital Stepanakert. The video shows deserted streets and damaged buildings.

Later on Monday, Azerbaijan apologized for downing a Russian helicopter near the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, saying it was an accident.

Shusha — or Shushi as it’s known to Armenians — lies some 10 kilometers south of Stepanakert and is on higher ground, making the capital more vulnerable. It has already suffered regular rocket and missile attacks; many civilians fled towards Armenia over the weekend.

The first Armenian acknowledgement that Shusha had fallen came Monday from the spokesman for Nagorno-Karabakh’s presidency, Vahram Poghosyan. He posted on Facebook that the “city is completely out of our control and all kinds of encouraging or inspiring propaganda do[es] not give us anything besides losing the sense of reality.” Poghosyan added that “the enemy is in the vicinity of Stepanakert and now the existence of the capital city is threatened.”

Videos posted on social media Sunday showed convoys of cars heading away from Stepanakert, but reports from the city say many civilians remain there.

Hours after Azerbaijan’s defense ministry posted the Shusha video online, the Russian defense ministry said a Russian military helicopter was shot down over Armenia near the border with Azerbaijan.

The helicopter was downed using a portable surface-to-air missile, the ministry said, adding that two crew members were killed when the Mi-24 crashed in a mountainous area in Armenia and a third was taken to an airfield with injuries.

Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry later issued a statement apologizing for the downing of the helicopter, which it said was an accident.

“The Azerbaijani side apologizes to the Russian side in connection with this tragic incident, which is accidental and was not directed against the Russian side,” the statement said. The statement went on to express Azerbaijan’s “sincere condolences” to the families of the Russian crew members and offered to pay compensation.

“The helicopter flight took place in close proximity to the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border, while active military clashes continue in the zone of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” the Azerbaijani statement said.

“The flight took place in the dark, at low altitude, outside the air defense radar detection zone. Russian Air Force helicopters have not been seen in the specified area before,” it added.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — a vocal supporter of Azerbaijan — told a rally in the Turkish city of Kocaeli on Sunday that “the liberation of Shusha also signals that liberation of remaining occupied territories is near.”

In a call with Putin on Saturday, Erdogan said Armenia must withdraw from the Azerbaijani lands under its occupation, according to a read-out of the call from the Turkish presidency.

The unrest in Nagorno-Karabakh dates back to the collapse of the Soviet Union, when the region, backed by Armenia, declared independence from Azerbaijan.

Shusha was captured by Armenian forces in 1992 and Nagorno-Karabakh established a de facto independence that is not recognized by most of the world. A 1994 ceasefire brought the violent conflict over the enclave to an end, but tensions continued to simmer.

Azerbaijan has long claimed it would retake the territory, which is internationally recognized as Azerbaijani. Tensions flared up again over the summer and escalated in September.

Both sides have reported dozens of civilian casualties since the conflict began in September.

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FOR 10 YEARS WE HAVE WARNED YOU THAT AMERICA WOULD BE BETRAYED BY HER LEADERS AND TAKEN OVER, THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE WATCHING HAPPEN RIGHT NOW

America is not mentioned by name in bible prophecy, and certainly neither are Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. But what is mentioned in your King James Bible, and what is prophesied, is the coming New World Order under Antichrist. As Ronald Reagan so aptly pointed out in his landmark speech ‘A Time For Choosing’, America is the last nation on Earth to stand alone for freedom, liberty and provide it’s people the ability to worship God in peace and security. No other nation on Earth has ever guaranteed those things to its people, and because of that, America is unique. But because of those exact same things, America stands in the way of the New World Order, and as such must be taken out of the way. 

by Geoffrey Grider November 7, 2020

America stands in the way of the New World Order, and as such must be taken out of the way. What you are watching now is our elected leaders betraying this nation and pulling down the remaining pillars on which it stands.

 

The graphic that you see at the top of this article is the original banner I created over ten years ago. How well I remember sitting in front of my computer at my home in Colorado, looking at a completely blank canvas in Photoshop, and asking the Lord what He would have me to make. This was the very first graphic ever created for Now The End Begins. I direct your attention to the  text in the bottom left-hand corner of the image, this is where our story takes place right now in 2020. Take a look and see:

“For generations the Bible has warned of the coming End of Days, and you are now living in that time. America, a nation raised up by the Hand of God to spread the Gospel and to be a beacon of Freedom for people around the world is about to be forever silenced by these sworn to protect her—her leaders.” Geoffrey Grider 2009

America is not mentioned by name in bible prophecy, and certainly neither are Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. But what is mentioned in your King James Bible, and what is prophesied, is the coming New World Order under Antichrist. As Ronald Reagan so aptly pointed out in his landmark speech ‘A Time For Choosing’, America is the last nation on Earth to stand alone for freedom, liberty and provide it’s people the ability to worship God in peace and security. No other nation on Earth has ever guaranteed those things to its people, and because of that, America is unique. But because of those exact same things, America stands in the way of the New World Order, and as such must be taken out of the way.

This has been a massive undertaking, costing billions of dollars and laid out over many years.  On January 17, 1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower ends his presidential term by warning the nation about the increasing power of the military-industrial complex, it is here the seeds of anarchy were sown. From there we watch President John F. Kennedy, in a speech entitled “The President and the Press” given at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on April 27, 1961, telling America how he aimed to expose the many ‘secret societies’ that were rising in power in the Deep State. Not long after he gave that speech, his security detail would be call off of his car in Dallas, Texas, and he would be dead. Murdered not by Lee Harvey Oswald, but by the CIA and George H.W. Bush.

On September 11, 1991, that same man, George H.W. Bush, now president of the United States, went before Congress and told America to prepare for the New World Order. Ten years to the day later, the World Trade Centers would be brought down under the administration of his son, George W. Bush, with his other son Marvin overseeing ‘security’ at the Towers. When the smoke cleared, freedom in America had taken a shot to the forehead with something called The Patriot Act, kind of like Hitler’s Enabling Act, just a little more subtle. One year after that, the first human implantable microchip would be released from a company called Digital Angel, and it was called the VeriChip. Oh yeah, I bet you’re awake now, aren’t you? Stay with me, the water is about to get deeper.

“The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.” Isaiah 9:10, 30:25 (KJB)

In 2008, America elected its first black president, the Muslim Barack Hussein Obama. I was thrilled that a black man was president, but I was disgusted that the same black man was a Marxist with a past so shady, all his records were sealed. You do the math. His boyhood heros were gutter-dwelling low-lifes like Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky, avowed Marxists who sought the overthrow of America. Under Obama’s two terms, legal protections for heterosexual marriage was denied, and gay marriage became the law of the land. Transsexuals , transgenders and transvestites became a protected category. Under Obama we saw the creation of ISIS, Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA. The economy was so bad, Obama himself said it would take a ‘magic wand’ to restore it. Enter Donald Trump.

In 2016, America elected Donald Trump with a mandate to take on the Deep State, and drain the swamp, and I must say, he did a really, really good job. He beat 16 Republicans including Jeb Bush for the nomination, and then beat Hillary Clinton who had the complete support of the fake news media, and a billion dollar bank account. Trump beat them all, because God placed him in the Oval Office for such a time as this. Under Trump, the US Embassy was moved to Jerusalem, Jerusalem was declared the capital of Israel, and the American economy began to fire on all 8 cylinders, and we were prosperous once more. Donald Trump is also the only president in the modern-era to not lead us into a new war. One of his last acts was the Abraham Accords, and it is here where we pull over and park for a moment.

“And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” Daniel 2:21 (KJB)

Donald Trump was put in office by God, according to Daniel 2:21, to prepare the table for the end times which began on May 14th , 1948. He was not put into office to Make America Great Again. I have long said that God used Obama to judge America, and to legally codify the sin we crave into the laws of our land, and He used Donald Trump to judge the world. The Abraham Accords are the foundational building blocks of the coming Daniel 9:27 (KJB) covenant that the Jews will make with Antichrist. Are you with me so far, do you see and understand what I am saying to you? The world has been prepared for judgement, and that judgment is now well under way, and it has reached America.

Get your eyes off of hapless pawns like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, they are but instruments of God’s judgment. But prepare for the same people to make your lives miserable, unsaved Liberals are some of the most vindictive, evil people you will ever come across.

“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.” Revelation 17:12,13 (KJB)

Over in Europe, in Iran and China, leaders there are giddy with the prospect of a Joe Biden presidency. The globalism that Donald Trump stopped will be reestablished overnight, and taken to levels you have only ever read about in end times novels. Emmanuel Macron fully expects to form a pact with the Biden administration that will see the creation of the European Union Army, with Macron as its commander-in-chief.

All during the COVID crisis, we have watched churches in Democrat-run states be fined, closed down and run out of business. We have watched nearly $3,000,000,000.00 dollars of damage done in the Black Lives Matter Riots, riots that presumptive vice president Kamala Harris says are “good, necessary, and won’t stop even after the election”. We have watched ANTIFA killing cops with impunity. Now all that lawlessness will be legal, and not only legal it will be ‘protected speech’ as Kamala Harris has long said it should be.

This is the new America, the Great Reset, the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We told you for 10 years this was coming, you should have listened, we tried out best to warn you.

Over the past 24-hours, thousands of people have been out on the streets of New York City, no masks, no social distancing, with the full blessing of Democrat Mayor Bill Di Blasio and Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Huge groups of unmasked people only spread germs if you’re a Trump supporter, if you’re a Democrat, you won’t even hear it mentioned one time. In Washington, AOC has called for the creation of an ‘enemies list’, and it has already begun to be populated with names. In 2016, NTEB was placed on the ‘enemies list’ of the Southern Poverty Law Center, I have no doubt we will make AOC’s list also. And so will you.

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear? Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:17-19 (KJB)

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138 MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS VOTE TO APPROVE RESOLUTION CALLING THE TEMPLE MOUNT IN JERUSALEM ONLY BY ITS MUSLIM NAME OF HARAM AL-SHARIF

“The audacious attempt to rewrite history will not change the indisputable fact that the Jewish connection to the city of Jerusalem dates back thousands of years,” he said. The resolution was only one of the seven documents approved by the panel, the UN Watch NGO said, all of them singling out or denouncing Israel while paying little attention to things happening in the rest of the world.

by Geoffrey Grider November 5, 2020

A United Nations panel comprised of 138 states passed Wednesday a resolution that only referred to the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem by its Muslim name of Haram al-Sharif.

One of the many reasons why you don’t want Joe Biden as president if you’re a bible believer is because he will rapidly undo, or seek to undo, everything that President Trump has put in place with regards to Israel. The Obama Biden administration had 8 years to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and they refused. The Obama Biden administration had 8 years to declare Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the sovereign state of Israel, they refused to do that as well. Donald Trump did both those things, and whole lot more.

“Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: But I have chosen Jerusalemthat my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.” 2 Chronicles 6:5,6 (KJB)

The bible clearly shows us the multi-millennial historical record of the Jewish people in the land of Israel, given to them by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, with Jerusalem as not only the capital of Israel, but the place where God Almighty has places His own name. The bible also shows us something else, it shows us the soon-coming fate of the United Nations, and how God has gathered all the nations to judge them. Take a look at this:

Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.” Zephaniah 3:8 (KJB)

God gathered all the nations of the world in 1945 with the establishment of the…wait for it, United Nations General Assembly. Nearly word for word fulfillment of what the prophet Zephaniah saw in the vision that God gave to him. We see the same thing repeated in Zechariah 14:2, Joel 3:2, and in various other places. So have at it, United Nations, go ahead and declare that the Temple Mount belongs to the Muslims. Call it ‘Haram al-Sharif’ all you like, but I have news for you. The King is coming, and you better get right before that day takes place. Haram al-Sharif, is it? Not by a long shot.

Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.” Zechariah 14:1-3 (KJB)

UN panel approves resolution calling Temple Mount only by Muslim name of Haram al-Sharif

FROM i24 NEWS: The document voiced concern with “tensions and violence” on Palestinian territories, “including with regard to the holy places of Jerusalem, including the Haram al-Sharif.” Israel’s UN envoy Gilad Erdan lashed out at the body, saying the document ignored Judaism’s own ties with the holy place — the holiest one for the religion.

“THE AUDACIOUS ATTEMPT TO REWRITE HISTORY WILL NOT CHANGE THE INDISPUTABLE FACT THAT THE JEWISH CONNECTION TO THE CITY OF JERUSALEM DATES BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS,” HE SAID.

The resolution was only one of the seven documents approved by the panel, the UN Watch NGO said, all of them singling out or denouncing Israel while paying little attention to things happening in the rest of the world.

The documents passed by the panel included lambasting Israel over alleged repressions against Syrians in the Golan Heights and a renewal of the UN Relief and Works Agency mandate.

“While France, Germany, Sweden and other EU states are expected to support most of the estimated 20 resolutions to be adopted against Israel by December, the same European nations have failed to introduce a single UNGA resolution on the human rights situation in China, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Turkey, Pakistan, Vietnam, Algeria, or on 175 other countries,” Hillel Neuer, NGO Watch chief, said.

In his remarks, Erdan highlighted why the U.N. has continually failed to solve the conflict: “One of the biggest reasons for the U.N.’s failure in ending the conflict is its continued support of UNRWA,” he said. “Simply put, UNRWA’s very existence makes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unsolvable, and I don’t intend to allow business as usual anymore.”

Erdan pointed out how UNRWA uses its schools to spread hatred and anti-Semitism, inciting Palestinian children to violence, promoting terrorism and questioning Israel’s right to exist. Erdan pushed committee members to reconsider their blind support of these annual resolutions: “What is the point of these resolutions? Just to pave the way for future resolutions?” he asked. “By supporting these resolutions you are not only wasting U.N. resources, you are also sabotaging any changes of future peace.”

Every year, the General Assembly adopts a package of about 20 anti-Israel resolutions, including renewing the mandate of biased Palestinian committees. Israel views this as part of a diplomatic effort led by the Palestinians to undermine its legitimacy.

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Turkey’s unfinished war with the West

The triumph of an audacious Turkish nation over the Western powers that had caused the Ottoman fall from grace is a tale deeply embedded in Turkey’s political culture.

By SIMON SCHOFIELD   

NOVEMBER 1, 2020 09:12

The Treaty of Sèvres was a crushing humiliation for the Ottomans, proposing to dismember the sultans’ empire, leaving a rump state in which the Turkish people could lick their wounds. In defeat, they rallied around field marshall Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the only Ottoman military commander to be undefeated in World War I. Ataturk had masterminded the Turkish defense of Gallipoli, a pivotal victory which has shaped Turkish identity as much as Trafalgar has shaped Britain’s.

From the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, Ataturk eschewed Islamist political ideology and kindled a fire of secular Turkish nationalism. Dissatisfied with the terms imposed at Sèvres, Ataturk launched the Turkish war of independence, taking on Greece, France and the UK, among others. Under Ataturk’s leadership, the Turkish National Movement emerged victorious over its rivals, reclaiming a number of territories lost and establishing a secular, modern Turkey.

The triumph of an audacious Turkish nation over the Western powers that had caused the Ottoman fall from grace is a tale deeply embedded in Turkey’s political culture. However, there have always been voices throughout Turkey’s modern history who have voiced dissatisfaction with the events of a century ago, believing Ataturk did not push far enough in the Treaty of Lausanne.

Such sentiments were voiced by none other than Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who demanded that the treaty be renegotiated when he visited Athens in December 2017, the first such visit to Greece by a Turkish head of state in 65 years. Maksut Serim, the president’s chief aide, dubbed Erdogan’s “secret keeper, “is of the opinion that the treaty has expired, according to a wiretapped telephone conversation submitted to a Turkish court.

Erdogan has forged a new political creed, taking the strong Turkish nationalism of Ataturk and imbuing it with revanchist neo-Ottoman ambition and a radical Islamist agenda.

This has engendered a sense of unfinished business; an aspiration to restore territories under the old Ottoman Empire to Turkish rule.

This new nationalism has also led to Erdogan seeking to use his government as a guardian of Turkic peoples, most clearly manifested in his support for Azerbaijan in the recent escalation in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The Islamist bent to his intervention on behalf of Baku cannot avoid notice, as he has deployed a contingent of Syrian terrorists led by a former ISIS commander to fight their corner.

The echoes of Sèvres and Lausanne continue to reverberate throughout the corridors of power in Ankara. Believing that the fall of the Ottoman Empire was due to its inability to secure naval supremacy in the eastern Mediterranean, the military brass in 2006 concocted the concept of the ‘Blue Homeland’, which claims sovereignty over great swaths of the Aegean and Mediterranean. Once the brainchild of his most vociferous rivals, Erdogan appropriated this policy for himself and has been implementing it with aplomb.

Erdogan even invoked Sèvres in his rebuke of those challenging his activities in the Mediterranean, declaring: “[j]ust as it rejected the Treaty of Sèvres 100 years ago, Turkey will not bow down to the modern Sèvres being pushed on it in the eastern Mediterranean.” Cloaking himself in ersatz righteous anger, Erdogan continues to attempt to channel Ataturk’s spirit, characterizing his own expansionist ambitions as the defiance of a plucky underdog facing down the European colonial Goliaths.
 
Such rhetoric has reached a fever pitch this week as Erdogan called French President Emmanuel Macron’s mental health into question, stating he needed “treatment on a mental level” in response to the French president’s campaign to maintain secular values following the beheading of a teacher who showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class. Macron has responded by recalling the French ambassador to Turkey.

The two have clashed numerous times recently as Macron has taken exception to Turkish provocations in the eastern Mediterranean and has been deeply critical of Ankara’s deployment of Syrian jihadists to fight in Libya. The French president recalled the ambassador to Ankara following inflammatory comments from Erdogan, who has since responded by calling for a mass boycott of French goods. Macron in many respects has taken up the mantle of Western leadership on Turkey, with Trump enabling Erdogan’s strongman tactics, while US president Barack Obama before him sought an accommodation with the hard-line Islamism now coursing through Turkey’s body politic.

There is a toxic political cocktail being purveyed and supped in Ankara. Its ingredients include hard-line political Islamism, Turkish ethno-nationalism, irredentist dreams of restoring Ottoman territory and a bunker mentality belief of Western conspiracies against Turkey. The only possible outcome is that tensions will continue to escalate as Erdogan steers his country away from Western liberal democracies and toward the “managed democracies” club led by Russia and China.

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‘I’d be lying to you if I said I wouldn’t be worried’: American cities on edge

‘They let everybody run loose and pretty much destroy everything in the city’

By WND News Services
Published November 1, 2020 at 11:17am

By Jake Dima
Daily Caller News Foundation

  • Police departments are likely to collect intelligence on social media, cancel days off and prepare tactical response teams ahead of possible Election Day unrest.
  • A New York-based police union official likened the city’s level of preparedness to the days following 9/11 and said “This is not something to take lightly right now.”
  • Two union officials told the Daily Caller News Foundation that officers should apprehend instigators quickly in the event that riots break out as the election nears.

 Police departments are set to cancel days off, prepare tactical response teams and gather intelligence about possible election unrest as Nov. 3 quickly approaches, according to two police union officials.

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) on Oct. 24 told businesses within the boroughs to prepare for possible political violence, The Wall Street Journal reported Oct. 24. The department has reportedly been preparing for weeks to keep the city secure in the event of election-induced calamity.

Miami, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Orlando, Chicago and other major cities have also reported prepping for possible violence, according to Fox News.

The vice president of the New York-based Sergeants Benevolent Association, Vincent Vallelong, told the Daily Caller News Foundation that he hadn’t seen such disaster preparation in his city since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Stuff like this was done during 9/11 when everybody went to 12-hour tours, but they basically put the whole job on alert right now,” Vallelong said during a phone interview.

“I’d be lying to you if I said I wouldn’t be worried,” he continued. “We’ve already seen cops get assaulted in New York the last time this broke out. This is something not to take lightly right now.”

And the vice president emeritus of the International Union of Police Associations, Dennis Slocumb, said: “Every city is preparing for it, it’s not just New York and Minneapolis. I would think that any police chief in any metropolitan area has probably been preparing for this for a while.”

“What they’re probably doing is cancelling days off and going on their form of tactical alert,” Slocumb, a veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, added. “They’re probably preparing response teams, and they’re going to get those rosters all squared away and make sure they’ve got the equipment they’re going to need.”

“I’m sure every agency is monitoring social media and they probably have undercover officers involved in both social media and some of these groups,” he said.

Slocumb also indicated that law enforcement agencies can establish arrangements with surrounding departments, known as mutual aid, to establish contingency plans if more officers are needed to supplement a certain city’s police force. Those same authorities are likely to begin talks with local trauma centers and their respective fire departments, he said.

Vallelong, who works closely with the NYPD, said police “should have the horses out, they should have everybody out in [riot] masks, and they should allow our judges to make decisions.”

He noted that instigators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and that New York’s bail reform, which frees detainees that aren’t considered violent felons, “should be suspended.”

“Keep these people in the system until it gets under control,” Vallelong told the DCNF.

He said police department heads are in close contact with cities that were plagued by riots after the May death of George Floyd, like Portland and Seattle, in order to learn from past instances of unrest. He also added that the NYPD is most likely gathering intelligence ahead of Nov. 3.

The union official, however, insisted that the department’s response is contingent on the “marching orders” given by Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration. Vallelong said previous decisions by de Blasio during earlier racial justice riots proved to be ineffective.

“I know what should be done, but it’s gonna be a matter of what are the marching orders that are going to be given from city hall when all of this happens,” he said. “We know from the past with watching what we saw — they let everybody run loose and pretty much destroy everything in the city.”

Vallelong also said the NYPD is struggling with a lack of officers, as the department experienced a 75% surge in retirements compared to 2019, according to Newsday.

Additionally, Yonkers, Westchester, and other New York agencies pledged to refuse to enter the city following a police reform bill that banned chokeholds and other methods of restraints, NBC New York reported.

“If it gets that bad and the NYPD can’t handle it, I don’t know of a bigger police department out there that could come and save them,” Vallelong said. “At that point you’re talking about the National Guard.”

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IN UN REBUKE, TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LEADS A 32-NATION SIGNING CEREMONY OF DECLARATION THAT STATES THERE IS NO ‘INTERNATIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION’

Abortion is not health care. Sovereign nations have the right to protect their most vulnerable citizens, including the unborn, and to be free from bullying and coercive efforts to expand abortion on demand. From day one, President Trump and his administration have worked to stop the exportation of abortion, making respect for life the official policy of the United States in our international relations. We join our friends around the world in celebrating this landmark declaration, which builds on the Trump administration’s commitment to promote authentic human rights and dignity at every turn.

by Geoffrey GriderOctober 23, 2020

The Trump administration led a 32-nation signing ceremony of a declaration that affirms there is no international right to abortion.

 

Last night’s debate showed the startling differences between what you would get in a Joe Biden administration versus what we have seen over the past four years of the Trump administration. But there is no more clear-cut difference than what happened just today. The Trump administration firmly rebuked the blood-thirsty United Nations who are pushing for something they call the ‘International Right To Abortion’, and led the battle charge against them. Joe Biden would have sided with the UN against the babies, think about that when you vote.

“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:19,20 (KJB)

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support due date abortion, and it will become the law of the land under their administration. Not only that, it will be celebrated as “progress and advancement” when in fact it will be a partnership with the Devil himself. Donald Trump and his team today stood up and a resounding “no!” to the murderous Democrats and the UN who demand infant blood sacrifice upon the altar of Planned Parenthood.

That’s my president, and if value human life, you’d do well to make him your president as well. Murder is not a human right, it’s an inhuman wrong. Abortion is not health care.

Trump Admin Leads 32 Nations in U.N. Rebuke: No International ‘Right’ to Abortion

FROM BREITBART NEWS: On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health & Human Services Alex Azar co-hosted the virtual signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration along with the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, and Uganda.

The declaration serves as a rebuke to the pro-abortion rights U.N. and World Health Organization (W.H.O.).

It states the nations join to promote women’s health as well as the “strength of the family and of a successful and flourishing society.” The governments also affirm “the essential priority of protecting the right to life.”

The nations that signed onto the declaration, which represent 1.6 billion people, also “reaffirm ‘all are equal before the law,’” and that “human rights of women are an inalienable, integral, and indivisible part of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.” The governments declare “the inherent ‘dignity and worth of the human person,’ that ‘every human being has the inherent right to life,’ and the commitment ‘to enable women to go safely through pregnancy and childbirth and provide couples with the best chance of having a healthy infant.’”

The declaration emphasizes that “in no case should abortion be promoted as a method of family planning,” and that “the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.”

The governments also assert that “women and girls must enjoy equal access to quality education, economic resources, and political participation,” as well as equal access to employment and decision-making. “This is the first time these nations have committed to working together – despite cultural and religious differences – to ensure that human rights are extended to every member of the human family,” Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, observed in a statement.

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser praised the commitment of the Trump administration to the right to life:

ABORTION IS NOT HEALTH CARE. SOVEREIGN NATIONS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS, INCLUDING THE UNBORN, AND TO BE FREE FROM BULLYING AND COERCIVE EFFORTS TO EXPAND ABORTION ON DEMAND. FROM DAY ONE, PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HAVE WORKED TO STOP THE EXPORTATION OF ABORTION, MAKING RESPECT FOR LIFE THE OFFICIAL POLICY OF THE UNITED STATES IN OUR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS. WE JOIN OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD IN CELEBRATING THIS LANDMARK DECLARATION, WHICH BUILDS ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S COMMITMENT TO PROMOTE AUTHENTIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY AT EVERY TURN.

Additionally, seven member nations of the Organization of American States (OAS) signed a joint statement that affirms “every human being has the right to life, liberty and the security of his person,” and that it is the sovereign right of nations to make their own laws protecting life from the moment of conception.

“President Trump is standing for the defense of life in the Americas like no other president in history,” Alfonso Aguilar, president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, said, and added:

AT A TIME WHEN THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION AND COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS, WHICH IRONICALLY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROMOTE AND DEFEND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE REGION, ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING TO UNDERMINE THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN, THE UNITED STATES, ACTING IN UNISON WITH EIGHT OTHER OAS MEMBER STATES, IS RAISING ITS VOICE TO SAY IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES AND ITS AFFILIATE BODIES MUST RESPECT THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE COUNTIES OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE TO ENACT LEGISLATION THAT PROTECTS LIFE FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION.

In August 2019, Pompeo and Azar sent a joint letter inviting other world leaders to stand with the United States in defending life against the efforts within the U.N. to create an international right to abortion on demand.

In their letter, Pompeo and Azar asked other governments to join with the U.S. “in ensuring that every sovereign state has the ability to determine the best way to protect the unborn and defend the family as the foundational unit of society vital to children thriving and leading healthy lives.”

“[P]lease encourage other countries in your region to join this growing coalition to push back against harmful efforts to interpret long-standing international instruments as requiring anti-family and pro-abortion policies,” Pompeo and Azar wrote to the other world leaders, “and to promote proactively positions that will protect families and strengthen the health of all people.” 

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