Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Literally a Communist Crisis Actor from the Rogue CIA’s Central Casting Selected to Promote the New World Order Agenda (Video)

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Trump Administration Attempts to Overthrow Venezuela’s Maduro with Elliot Abrams as Coup Master

Venezuela Deploys Troops “To Protect National Power Grid” From US “Aggression”

ZeroHedge.com

Update: Though some parts of Venezuela’s power grid have reportedly begun to come back online after the country was plunged into nation-wide darkness beginning Thursday evening, the mass blackout crisis continues, which Caracas has blamed on US-orchestrated saboteurs.

To prevent further “sabotage” Venezuela’s Defense Ministry has vowed in an official statement via state TV social media channels to deploy armed forces to protect the national electricity system for the duration of the power outage.

“All the security agencies, civil protection and the nation’s integral defense system are deployed to protect and help the people across the country,” a statement said, via Bloomberg. This as official accusations against Washington for conducting what Maduro previously called a US “electricity war” have become even more strident.

The defense ministry previously vowed to put more security patrols on the streets after dark, as already high-crime areas of Caracas are now considered no-go zones as a result of the blackout.

Meanwhile the problems now appear to be compounding as Venezuela’s already aging and mismanaged infrastructure continues to collapse in a domino effect of problems precipitated by the electrical grid mass failure.

The AP summarizing the worsening crisis, now hitting many sectors:

Venezuela’s worst power and communications outage on Friday deepened a sense of isolation and decay, endangering hospital patients, forcing schools and businesses to close and cutting people off from their families, friends and the outside world. While electricity returned to some parts of Caracas nearly 24 hours after lights, phones and the internet stopped working, the blackout was another harsh blow to a country paralyzed by economic and political turmoil.

Payments can’t be processed, resulting in cash-only transactions, which is problematic considering the bolivar is worth nothing:

Many of the few shops that were open were only accepting cash because without electricity and the internet they couldn’t process debit card payments, a common method of doing transactions in Venezuela since hyperinflation transformed the bolivar into one of the world’s most worthless currencies.

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Venezuela’s worst ever power outage in recent history has continued since Thursday, as video and photos continue to come out of the cash and resource strapped country showing entire cities blanketed in darkness.

Stretching into day two of the mass electrical shutdown, 23 out of 24 states remain in darkness, according to the AP, in a prolonged situation now reaching crisis levels given reports that hospitals are struggling to keep back-up generators running and many businesses are forced to remain shuttered.

Caracas streets Thursday evening, via the AFP/Getty

The nation-wide blackout quickly turned into a blame-game over who’s at fault, with many in the opposition blaming the Maduro government’s mismanagement and notorious corruption, and with pro-regime voices blaming right-wing saboteurs taking orders from the United States.

Caracas has even gone so far to point the finger at Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who only yesterday as part of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing said that the US should promote “widespread unrest” in order to bring down the Maduro government. Though offering no specific proof Caracas officials accused the US and opposition activists of causing “pandemonium” for several days, culminating in the blackout.

President Nicolas Maduro gave brief public acknowledgement of the outage on Twitter, saying, “The electricity war declared and directed by the imperialist United States against our people will be overcome!” and added, “No one can defeat the people of Bolivar and Chavez. Maximum unity patriots!”

According to the AP the blackout struck during Thursday evening’s peak rush hour period, and after extending through the night Maduro reportedly ordered all schools and government locations closed. Businesses were further ordered closed in order allow work crews easy access to the failing power infrastructure.

Power in some parts of Caracas has reportedly begun to return, though remains off or intermittent in may other parts of the country. Some parts of the country reportedly had power restored within hours, but others remain in darkness now 24 hours later.

According to VOA news Venezuelan officials “said the hydroelectric station at the Guri Dam, one of the world’s largest, had been sabotaged, but offered no evidence.”

And predictably, US officials capitalized on the Venezuelans’ plight, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo taking to Twitter to say: “Maduro’s policies bring nothing but darkness,” and “No food. No medicine. Now, no power. Next, no Maduro.”

Pompeo also expressly denied pro-Maduro officials’ accusations that the United States and its regional allies were engaged in acts of sabotage aimed at regime change.

According to the AP, limited social media posts coming out of Venezuela by those who still had cell phone charges and signals included images of darkened cities that looked like “ghost towns”.

And crucially, the AP continued, “Netblocks, a non-government group based in Europe that monitors internet censorship, said online connectivity data indicates the outage is the largest in recent record in Latin America.”

The extreme nature of the blackout impacting cell and internet communications also continued in to Friday: “The observatory warned Friday that some of the remaining networks were starting to fall offline as generators and backups began depleting and cell towers shut down,” the AP reported.

However, 23 hours in to the mass outage there were signs of electricity coming back to some regions of the country, with Net Blocks still reporting “new outages slowing the recovery” and internet connectivity back up to 20%, down from just 2% nationwide earlier in the day Friday.

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https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-08/much-venezuela-now-24-hours-darkness-maduro-blames-us-electricity-war

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Is this how they are stealthily doing the 5G roll-out city by city?

City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow speaks during the Tallahassee City Commission reorganization meeting Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo: Tori Schneider/Tallahassee Democrat)

Digital divide as City Commission considers utility-managed fiber optics

TaMaryn Waters, Tallahassee Democrat

It was clear from Wednesday’s workshop where commissioners stand on whether the city of Tallahassee should get into the high-speed internet business.

Commissioners Jeremy Matlow, Elaine Bryant and Dianne Williams-Cox favored wanting to issue a request for proposals on a feasibility study and continue talks, along with developing options.

Mayor John Dailey and Commissioner Curtis Richardson were a hard no, each saying they couldn’t get behind the $280 million price tag to create the necessary infrastructure.

Matlow, a freshmen commissioner, requested to workshop the topic after hearing from residents about the possibilities of fiber optics on the campaign trail last year.

“A lot of people see what other cities are doing, such as Gainesville and Chattanooga, and asked why can’t we do that here,” he said. “That’s the question we’re trying to answer: Can we do that here?

“When we look to the future, are we really laying out the infrastructure we need to be competitive on an economic basis,” he added. “We try to recruit companies here that require high speeds so there are a million different ways to enter this, including public-private partnerships.”

Dailey said the estimated cost represents a third of the city’s entire budget. He added, underground power lines, which would cost nearly $2 billion according to City Manager Reese Goad, could be more of a priority for the city than fiber optics since there are several private sector carriers already providing high-speed internet service.

“I’m against this and ready to pull the plug right now,” he said, during the Wednesday workshop. “At the end of the day, I do not see the city of Tallahassee creating another utility to provide broadband service. It is cost prohibitive. We simply cannot afford it.”

Dailey said the undertaking would require the city to borrow a significant amount of money and, most likely, raise the millage rate.

Four other Florida-based municipalities own and operate broadband networks that require the infrastructure for fiber optics. The cities are city of Ocala (since 1995), city of Gainesville (since 1995), city of Palm Coast (since 2005), and city of Fort Pierce (since 1994), according to the city.

No other municipality has pursued broadband service since the Legislature implemented regulation requirements in 2005.

In Tallahassee, 16 carriers provide broadband service of 25 Mbps or greater to residential and business customers, a city report said. The vast majority of that service comes from five major providers, including Comcast and Century Link.

Paul Watts, CEO of Electronet Broadband Communications, said his company, which has about 500 commercial customers, was the first to bring high speed internet to Tallahassee.

When asked why now is not the right time for talks on fiber optics, Watts said there’s “too big of a risk involved.”

“I want to see us be on the cutting edge. I think we’re pretty close to where we need to be in terms of technology,” Watts said. “We have a very competitive market here. We have multiple carriers here … I’m concerned about the cost it would take to deploy it, because I build fiber. I know how much it is to build underground and I know how much it cost to build aerial.”

While the city hasn’t made any firm decisions, several commissioners were open to learning more and exploring how Tallahassee can position itself to be more competitive when attracting new companies and industry.

“We can not stay in the space we are now. We have to move forward. I think it’s worth putting it on the table for discussion,” Bryant said. “We need more information.”

Williams-Cox questioned the need for the city’s role in the broadband service, but wasn’t ready to decide. She said it may be something that comes to the city in the far future.

“Let’s look at it and research it,” she said, “and look for funding sources for this.”

Contact TaMaryn Waters at tlwaters@tallahassee.com or follow @TaMarynWaters on Twitter. 

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https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/money/2019/03/06/digital-divide-city-commission-considers-utility-managed-fiber-optics/3080162002/

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EPSTEINgate: Why is this Pedogate skeleton coming out of the closet now?

Ann Coulter: Media Magic — How a Democrat Pedophile Became a ‘Trump Scandal’

by Ann Coulter
Breitbart.com

Strangely, the media have suddenly taken an intense interest in the case of pedophile and major Democratic donor Jeffrey Epstein.

In 2005, the Palm Beach police were told by the mother of a young girl in West Palm Beach that her daughter had been brought to the Democratic donor’s mansion and asked to have sex with him for money. This kicked off an intensive, one-year undercover investigation.

The police sifted through Epstein’s garbage and interviewed 17 witnesses, including the housemen, who told of sex toys and dildos left behind after the underage girls left. One of Epstein’s procurers, a 20-year-old local woman named Haley Robson, who was paid $200 for every teenaged girl she brought to Jeffrey, was cooperating with police, telling them she was like “Heidi Fleiss.” They obtained statements from five of Epstein’s young victims, who said they’d been paid $200 to $300 to engage in various sex acts with him. Police raided Epstein’s home, finding explicit photographs of teenaged girls, incriminating phone records — and one girl’s high school transcript.

But when the police chief brought this mountain of evidence to Palm Beach County’s Democratic prosecutor Barry Krischer, he punted, charging the Democrat child molester with only one count of soliciting prostitution — yes, the child victims were labeled “prostitutes” — and offered Epstein probation.

Perhaps Krischer was exhausted, having just spent three years hounding Rush Limbaugh for abusing back pain medication.

Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter exploded in rage. (Meanwhile, Epstein claimed to be the victim of an anti-Semitic conspiracy on Palm Beach.) Chief Reiter wrote an open letter to Krischer asking the Democrat to remove himself from the case. Then he turned to the Bush administration to seek justice against a Democratic donor/accused child rapist.

As stories go, a child sex case involving a Palm Beach billionaire was pretty big. It was covered in the British press, in Florida media, at The New York Post, and at Fox News. Bill O’Reilly led with the story on his Fox News show.

But CNN and MSNBC did not breathe a word about a Democratic prosecutor refusing to hold a Democratic child rapist accountable.

Epstein had given more than $145,000 to Democratic candidates and causes, including Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, and Chuck Schumer. He was a big Israel backer. Bill Clinton and Democratic activist Ron Burkle were frequent guests on Epstein’s private plane, dubbed the “Lolita Express.” And Krischer was a hero for his dogged pursuit of Rush Limbaugh! Why bring up all this unpleasantness?

Thanks to Chief Reiter, President Bush’s U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Alex Acosta, did take the case, despite the fact that only Epstein’s child rapes on his plane, on his private island, or with girls brought across state lines would make it a federal case.

As a result of the (Republican-led) federal investigation, Epstein was finally required to plead guilty to two state felony charges, accept a sentence of two years in prison, register as a sex offender, and pay restitution to his victims.

Still no coverage by MSNBC or CNN.

Inasmuch as Epstein was pleading guilty to a state charge, the matter of his confinement was out of the U.S. attorney’s hands. It was Democratic county prison officials — not the feds — who placed Epstein in a private wing of the county jail and allowed him to spend 12 hours a day, six days a week at his Palm Beach mansion throughout his 13-month “imprisonment.”

In 2014, the brilliant conservative lawyer Paul Cassell and Bradley Edwards brought suit against the federal prosecutors for violating the Crime Victims’ Rights Act in the Epstein case.

As bad as the U.S. attorney’s office was, at least it did something. Democrat Krischer gave Epstein a walk. But no matter how appalling Krischer’s behavior was, the Crime Victims’ Rights Act only applies to federal prosecutions.

When Cassell and Edwards filed their case, they included the claims of various Epstein victims, who reported that the men at “Orgy Island,” where underage girls were being used as “sex slaves,” included Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, and Prince Andrew.

CNN gave extensive coverage to the celebrity-filled allegations, inviting Dershowitz on to defend himself and lavishing attention on the irrelevant prince. Amazingly, but characteristically, not once did CNN mention that Bill Clinton was named in the pleadings.

Only one show on MSNBC, “All In With Chris Hayes,” so much as acknowledged the bombshell case, also without letting on that Clinton had been named as a frequent Epstein guest by the child victims.

But recently, the very news outlets that spiked any news about this case for the past 13 years are suddenly hot on the trail of Jeffrey Epstein. Why the newfound sense of decency?

The answer is: Because they found a Trump connection. There’s a 2002 quote from Donald Trump saying nice things about Epstein and photographic proof that Epstein was one of the hundreds of thousands of people who have been to Mar-a-Lago. (There are rumors he has also been to the Grand Canyon and the Empire State Building.)

This is how the modern American media work: I’ll tell the same story that we’ve been frantically suppressing for a decade, connect it to Trump — and win a Pulitzer Prize!

Here is MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell describing Epstein a few weeks ago in a single segment:

“… a friend of Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein …

“… child sex trafficker and child rapist and friend of Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein …

“… a billionaire friend of Donald Trump’s …”

Epstein was a “friend” of Donald Trump’s the same way he is a “friend” of Pinch Sulzberger by virtue of reading The New York Times. He’s been to Trump’s club. (That is, until Trump barred him for propositioning the underage daughter of a member.)

But pay no attention to Jeffrey Epstein and his roster of Democratic enablers — this is a Trump scandal!

It seems that the U.S. attorney who oversaw the federal prosecution, Alex Acosta, is currently Trump’s Labor secretary. Trump didn’t know Acosta’s name during the Epstein prosecution, but liberals think they’ve unraveled Trump’s decade-long scheme to reward Acosta for being lenient on Epstein –- aka “friend of Donald Trump’s.”

The silver lining is that we finally have a way to make Hillary Clinton pay for her crimes. Trump has to appoint her to his Cabinet. Then we’ll see the entire American press corps chanting, “Lock her up!”

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/06/ann-coulter-media-magic-how-a-democrat-pedophile-became-a-trump-scandal/

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Why would a traitor go back to the country they just betrayed especially to crisis-ridden Venezuela?

Opposition leader Juan Guaido returns to Venezuela despite arrest threats

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido defied the threat of arrest to return home on Monday, arriving at Caracas international airport where he was met by cheering supporters, television footage showed.

Guaido landed at the country’s main airport, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Caracas. He said in a tweet he had successfully passed through immigration checks.

“We know the risks that we face, that’s never stopped us,” the 35-year-old leader of Venezuela‘s National Assembly said as he moved through a crowd that included several Western ambassadors. The United States and about 50 other countries have recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader, arguing that last year’s re-election of Maduro was illegitimate because popular opposition candidates were barred from running.

“The regime must understand, the dictatorship must understand… that we’re stronger than ever. We’ll continue protesting, we’ll continue mobilizing,” said Guaido, who had ignored an official ban on foreign travel to leave Venezuela, first for Colombia and then elsewhere in Latin America.

Guaido has called for nationwide demonstrations coinciding with his arrival. Thousands of supporters heeded the call, peacefully gathering at a Caracas plaza and in other locations around the country. Some people carried national flags.

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton tweeted that threats or action by Maduro’s government against Guaido “will be met with a strong and significant response from the United States and the international community.”

Maduro has said he is the target of a U.S.-backed coup plot after the Trump administration joined dozens of other countries in recognizing Guaido as the rightful president of a nation in the midst of a political and humanitarian crisis.

Venezuela’s vice president, Delcy Rodriguez, did not directly address a question about whether Guaido faces arrest during a recent interview with Russian state-owned TV channel RT. But she left open the possibility, saying Guaido had broken the law and is “a Venezuelan who conspires with foreign governments to overthrow a constitutional government.”

Maduro, meanwhile, has urged Venezuelans to enjoy the carnival season slated for Monday and Tuesday, even though many people don’t have the resources to travel to beaches and other holiday spots.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP, REUTERS)

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https://www.france24.com/en/20190304-venezuela-opposition-leader-guaido-return

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The British LGBT Agenda Finally Gets Huge Pushback

Same-sex marriage supporters hold hands as they taking part in a LGBT pride parade © Reuters / Tyrone Siu

‘Aggressive promotion of homosexuality’: School stops LGBT lessons after backlash from angry parents

RT.com

A primary school in Birmingham, England, has halted LGBT lessons after 600 pupils were reportedly taken out of classes by furious Muslim parents upset at homosexuality being “aggressively” taught to their children.

Parkfield Community School has been forced to suspend its ‘No Outsiders’ classes until after Easter, while a consultation takes place with parents. Tensions between the school and parents have escalated due to a row surrounding LGBT lifestyles being taught in classrooms.

The ill-feeling from angry parents has even boiled over into threats against the assistant headteacher Andrew Moffat MBE, who is gay. He claims to have received “nasty emails” including one which warned he “wouldn’t last long.”

The primary school, which has around 740 pupils, is located in a predominantly Muslim area. It has come under fire from Muslim parents for implementing an LGBT programme which seeks to challenge homophobia, because homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam.

According to Alum Rock Community Forum, children were removed from classes over the school’s “undermining of parental rights and aggressively promoting homosexuality.”

In a letter to parents, the trustee board of Excelsior Multi Academy Trust, which runs the school, confirmed lessons would be halted until the end of April.The forum added that despite repeated petitions, protests and dialogue instigated by parents, they have been “arrogantly ignored.”

Moffat had been piloting the programme, which had been running in parallel with sex and relationship education (SRE) lessons.

Books about same sex marriage including King & King and Mommy, Mama and Me were just some of the books being read to children.

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https://www.rt.com/uk/453057-lgbt-school-muslim-protests/

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Hypocrite Justin Trudeau caught doing what he accuses Trump of doing

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MIAMI: Rogue C.I.A. Turns ‘Regime Change Capital’ into Bustling Mecca of Coup Activity Aimed at South and Central America

The presence of SOUTHCOM in Miami provides the CIA with a base of operations to conduct regime change liaison with Miami-based oligarchs
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Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc. (MIAMI)

WAYNE MADSEN
Strategic Culture Foundation

The city of Miami, Florida may have started out as a retirement mecca for winter-worn pensioners from northern climes. However, after the beginning of the Cold War and US military and Central Intelligence Agency intervention in Guatemala, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Guyana, the Bahamas, and other Western Hemisphere nations, Miami became a refuge for exiled wealthy businessmen escaping populist revolutions and elections in South and Central America and spies. The retirement and vacation capital of the United States quickly became the “Tropical Casablanca.”

Now home to thousands of limited liability corporations linked to the CIA, as well as private military contractors, sketchy airlines flying from remote Florida airports, the interventionist US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), and exiled oligarchs running destabilization operations in their native countries, Miami – or MIAMI, “Military Intervention and Mercenaries, Inc.” – serves as the nexus for current Trump administration “regime change” efforts.

The latest example of Miami being a hive of CIA operatives came after five Americans, one Serbian permanent resident of the United States, and another Serbian national, were arrested by the Haitian National Police in Port-au-Prince with weapons, advanced communications devices, drones, and other military hardware amid anti-government protests linked to CIA regime change operations. The government of Haitian President Jovenel Moise and Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant is under US pressure to sever its diplomatic and financial links with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who the Trump administration is attempting to replace with Juan Guaido, a CIA agent-of-influence and US puppet.

The Americans and Serbs were subsequently transferred to Miami on the authorization of Haitian Justice Minister Jean Roody Aly, who was assured by the Donald Trump administration that the seven men would be criminally tried by the United States. Once in Miami, the US Attorney’s Office in Miami, which takes its orders from the CIA-friendly Attorney General, William Barr, declined prosecution of the men but “debriefed” them, a term usually applied to intelligence agents who are caught and expelled by foreign authorities. The decision by the Haitian administration to release the seven men has resulted in a political firestorm in Port-au-Prince, with the Haitian Senate demanding answers about the role Moise played in ordering the Central Bureau of the Judicial Police of Haiti to release the individuals, described by Prime Minister Céant as “mercenaries” and “terrorists.”

Two of the Americans – Christopher Michael Osman and Christopher Mark McKinley – are former US Navy SEAL officers. Another, Kent Leland Kroeker, is a former US Marine. A fourth American, Talon Ray Burton, is a former US Army military policeman and an ex-employee of the American mercenary Blackwater firm, which was founded by ex-Navy SEAL Erik Prince, the brother of Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

The fifth American, Dustin Porte, also ex-US military, is the president of Patriot Group Services, a subcontractor for the US Department of Homeland Security.

The two Serbians, Vlade Jankvic and Danilo Bajagic, were permitted to fly to Washington, DC after arriving in Miami from Haiti. An eighth man arrested with the Americans and Serbs, Michael Estera, a Haitian national, remains in Haiti. Curiously, Estera had earlier been deported to Haiti from the United States.

McKinley reportedly changed his name from Christopher Heben. In 2015, a jury found Heben not guilty of filing a false police report claiming an African-American man shot him outside a store in Ohio. He subsequently changed his last name to McKinley, the same name of one of the Ohio-born US presidents. Heben previously served with SEAL Team 8 in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Iraq. Sfter leaving the Navy, Heben was found guilty of forging physician prescriptions for anabolic steroids. McKinley runs a security company called Invictvs Group. It is noteworthy that Augustus Sol Invictus, also known as Austin Gillespie, is a far-right white nationalist, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for the US Senate in Florida in 2016. He was also a speaker at the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan violence against counter-protesters.

For Miami, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In the 1960s, Miami and Dade County was the home to hundreds of CIA mercenaries, many with ties to criminal organizations, including the Mafia. In addition to, once again, serving as the home to CIA mercenaries, Miami International Airport has reverted to its traditional role of smuggling illegal weapons to Latin American hot spots. The latest incident involved a Boeing 767 cargo plane, belonging to 21 Air LLC of Greensboro, North Carolina, being seized by Venezuelan authorities on February 3 for transporting weapons and ammunition from Miami International Airport to Valencia, the third largest city in Venezuela.

The mercenaries arrested in Haiti appear to be unprofessional clowns. The CIA has a history of hiring such bumbling fools. In 1985, the CIA, trying to recruit American mercenaries for its Operation PEGASUS covert war against Nicaragua, held recruiting sessions in a rather seedy Miami Howard Johnson’s motel room. Other CIA case officers recruited Cubans, including known drug dealers, at bars, such as “Cherries” in Key Biscayne. Garbage in, garbage out has always been the unofficial motto bestowed by critics upon the “Black Knights of the Potomac.”

Miami has been a historical hub for right-wing Cuban exiles, most employed by the CIA, who have maintained the goal of overthrowing the government of Cuba. Even though Cuba is no longer governed by members of the family of Fidel Castro, the Trump administration has increased sanctions and the US embargo on Cuba with the avowed aim of overthrowing President Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel. The presence of SOUTHCOM in Miami provides the CIA with a base of operations to conduct regime change liaison with Miami-based oligarchs from not only Venezuela and Cuba, but Nicaragua and Bolivia. During the CIA’s heyday in Miami, Cuban exiles were recruited to fight illegal CIA wars and insurrections in the Congo, Angola, Ghana, and Mozambique. In some cases, the Miami-based covert operations involved members of Israel’s Mossad, who were able to blend into Miami’s sizable Jewish population without any suspicion. Today, the Latin American right-wing oligarchs in Miami have found comfortable allies in the city’s large expatriate Russian- and Ukrainian-Jewish population of tax evaders, embezzlers, professional assassins, weapons smugglers, drug kingpins, human sex traffickers, and multi-million- dollar investors in Trump’s condominiums.

Some of Latin America’s wealthiest oligarchs have fled, along with their money, to the Miami area. They have been joined, in some cases, by the commanders of genocidal death squads, including Gilberto Jordán of the Guatemalan “Red Berets,” the Kaibiles. Jordán’s military unit specialized in murdering helpless Guatemalan Mayan families, including infants. He found a safe haven in Delray Beach, north of Miami. Although Jordán, a US citizen – thanks to the “good offices” of the CIA – was arrested by US authorities in 2010, he was merely convicted of lying on his US immigration papers and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. The federal sentencing document stated that in November 1982, Jordán’s unit entered the village of Dos Erres where Jordán ordered his men to systematically kill the men, women and children of the village, raping the women and girls, before hitting the villagers in the head with sledgehammers and throwing them into the village well.

Bolivia’s former Defense Minister, Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, another genocidal murderer of indigenous villagers, lives in a gated community in affluent Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County. He and his fellow Miami exilée, former Bolivian President Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada, were sued in US Court in Fort Lauderdale for $10 million in compensatory claims by family members and survivors of the 2003 “Black October” deaths of 67 indigenous protesters in the village of Sorata. In 2014, a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, pursuant to the provisions of the Torture Victim Protection Act. The Bolivian genocidal duo appealed the decision and last year, US Judge James Cohn, a George W. Bush-nominee, overturned the verdict, even though there was a previous unanimous jury verdict siding with the plaintiffs. The Bolivian genocide twins are now biding their time in Miami until Trump, working with the blatantly neo-Nazi regime of President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, organizes the overthrow of Bolivian socialist President Evo Morales, that nation’s first native Aymara president. Bolsonaro and Bolivia’s fascists-in-waiting will then be free to jointly target their nations’ indigenous tribes for annihilation, without a peep from the White House.

Another one of “Miami’s finest” was Telmo Ricardo Hurtado, nicknamed the “Butcher of the Andes” for his Peruvian military unit’s massacres of Peruvian indigenous villagers. In 2009, Hurtado was found guilty of lying on his US visa application and deported back to Peru. Another South Florida war criminal was Juan Angel Hernández Lara, the commander of Honduras’s Special Forces Battalion 3-16, a death squad formed by the CIA in the 1980s. Lara specialized in torture involving fingernails and plastic bags over victims’ heads. Lara was later found living in a $250,000 home in Wellington in Palm Beach County.

Under the Trump administration, which coddles Latin America’s neo-fascist leaders of Colombia, Brazil, Honduras, Paraguay, Guatemala, and Argentina, is more likely to extend a hearty welcome to genocidal death squad leaders and continue to deport largely indigenous refugees at the US southern border seeking asylum from uniformed mass murderers.

Equally notorious in Miami’s “Little Havana” neighborhood of right-wing Cuban exiles were two terrorists, Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles, both responsible for the terrorist bombing in October 1976 of Cubana Flight 455, en route from Bridgetown, Barbados to Kingston, Jamaica. All 73 passengers and crew were killed, including children. In addition to Bosch and Posada Carriles, members of the pre-Hugo Chavez CIA-trained Venezuelan intelligence service, General Sectoral Directorate of Intelligence and Prevention Services (DISIP) were implicated in the attack. Veterans of DISIP are behind the current CIA efforts to toppled President Maduro, many of them also having sought and received sanctuary in the Miami area, particularly Doral.

It is no surprise that Miami and South Florida, once again, buzzes with activity as Trump’s CIA launches coups in Latin America. While dodgy CIA contractors meet with one another in Miami bars that resemble Rick’s Café in the movie “Casablanca,” or for science fiction fans, the weird alien-crowded bar on the planet Tatooine in “Star Wars,” Trump regularly rubs shoulders with Latin American oligarch members of his faux-posh Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago billionaires’ and multi-millionaires’ club. Some of these wealthy members once relied upon some of Latin America’s most notorious mass murderers for security in their native countries. And, if Mr. Trump has his way, they will do so again in countries like Venezuela, Nicaragua, Haiti, Cuba, and Bolivia.

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https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/03/01/military-intervention-and-mercenaries-inc-miami.html

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TAVISTOCK INSANITY: These are the psychologically demented ‘professionals’ pushing transgenderism

Vulnerable youngsters rushed into treatment. Staff too nervous to speak out: After resigning from controversial Tavistock gender clinic trust, a former governor says he fears we’re hurrying children down a transgender path they may bitterly regret


By MARCUS EVANS FOR THE DAILY MAIL

As an adult psychotherapist Marcus Evans deals with patients who may express their feelings in challenging ways

As an adult psychotherapist Marcus Evans deals with patients who may express their feelings in challenging ways

For four decades, I have devoted my career to trying to understand people who are greatly distressed and confused.

As an adult psychotherapist, I deal with patients who may express their feelings in challenging ways.

But my role is to pay careful attention and to try to tune in to what isn’t being said; the hidden aspects of a patient’s story.

The key to achieving this is patience, time and slow-moving, dogged determination — words that aren’t fashionable in a fast-paced world intent on quick fixes and budget cuts.

But it’s my view that to try to treat vulnerable patients in any other way can be hugely damaging.

This is, in part, the reason I resigned from my post as governor of The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust last week.

A leaked internal report had branded the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at The Tavistock Centre, England’s only NHS youth gender clinic, ‘not fit for purpose’.

The overwhelming feeling was that some children in its care were not being given enough time in their psychological assessment and treatment.

It goes without saying that the area of mental health — and particularly relating to gender dysphoria — is highly complex.

The service was accused of being too quick to give children and young people medical treatment (hormone-blocking drugs).

Treatment that has unknown far‑reaching consequences and that, without sufficient exploration as to the child’s feelings and motives, can have devastating life‑long effects on their identity and development.

Although, following this first critical report, the Trust had subsequently commissioned its own review of the situation, I began to worry that this second report was being used to close down rather than open up the debate about the serious and sensitive clinical issues.

Mr Evans writes: 'A leaked internal report had branded the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at The Tavistock Centre, England’s only NHS youth gender clinic, ''not fit for purpose''

Mr Evans writes: ‘A leaked internal report had branded the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at The Tavistock Centre, England’s only NHS youth gender clinic, ”not fit for purpose”

Adolescence and childhood is a time when people are developing socially and biologically; when young people are identifying with different groups, and with male and female aspects of themselves.

There is pressure from the child who is in a distressed state, there is pressure from the family and the peer group and from the pro-trans lobbies — and all of this puts pressure on the clinician, who may want to help the individual to resolve their distressed state by going along with a quick solution.

There is a great deal at stake here, as these decisions have long-term consequences.

I first witnessed some of these consequences 30 years ago, when running a parasuicide clinic in London. This was for adults who had attempted suicide without the intention of actually killing themselves: it was sometimes a cry for help.

People ended up there for a variety of reasons, but a number of patients had taken an overdose because they had undergone gender reassignment surgery and regretted it.

At the time, I was struck by the commonality of their feelings. There was often a profound disappointment that the surgery hadn’t provided the solutions they’d hoped for.

As a result, there was much anger towards medical and psychiatric staff who, in their minds, had failed to examine in sufficient depth their reasons for wanting to change sex.

This is ultimately the issue being raised with The Tavistock: the concern being that children in its care aren’t been given enough time with clinical professionals to explore their difficulties and reasons for what’s driving them to believe they inhabit the wrong body. And the fear is they might end up like the patients I saw all those years ago.

I have a long association with The Tavistock, and I imagine former colleagues will accuse me of damaging the service and its reputation.

But I feel the Trust’s tendency, in relation to this contentious issue, to close down debate is so unhelpful that it justified me leaving my role and speaking out.

Such an approach is worrying at any level in the NHS, but particularly in an area where we still know so little. After all, the figures of how many young people are seeking treatment are startling.

Over the past five years, the number of children referred to The Tavistock Centre has risen from 468 to 2,519 a year, a rise of more than 400 per cent.

Mr Evans writes: 'The overwhelming feeling was that some children in its care were not being given enough time in their psychological assessment and treatment'

Mr Evans writes: ‘The overwhelming feeling was that some children in its care were not being given enough time in their psychological assessment and treatment’

Dr Polly Carmichael, director of the GIDS at The Tavistock, this week admitted that the centre was under pressure, although she insisted that the service has ‘really long assessments over periods of time, with the specific aim of allowing young people to think about what is right for them’.

How that squares with the concerns raised by the internal report is beyond me.

In that report, its author Dr David Bell, then a staff governor, suggested the service was failing to fully consider psychological and social factors in a young person’s background — such as whether they had been abused, suffered a bereavement or had autism — which might influence their decision to transition.

Staff had anonymously contacted him to say that some patients were going on to medical treatments after just a few hours of contact with clinical staff. Although this was later denied by the Trust.

The aim of this medication is to halt the growth of secondary sex characteristics such as breasts or facial hair — features that would cause the patient great distress.

I share the concerns about the fact the long-term side-effects of these powerful hormone-blocking drugs are, as yet, unknown.

Indeed, around the time the report was being compiled, I was contacted by a group of parents whose children had been assessed in the GID service. They, too, expressed concerns that their children were being rushed through to medical treatment without adequate evaluation and engagement.

The report also alleged that the clinic bowed to pressure from ‘highly politicised’ pro-trans lobby groups.

In fact, several of us in The Tavistock have long held concerns about the GID service.

I trained at The Tavistock in 1986 and was the first nurse appointed the following year. I worked as an adult psychotherapist for 20 years and I was also head of nursing and went on to become associate clinical director.

As a manager, I was on the clinic’s committee more than ten years ago when concerns were first raised by members of staff within the GID unit that the assessments of patients weren’t in-depth enough.

So it is a service that has long been mired in controversy. But there is a seeming reluctance to engage with this.

And when you have a service that fails to address the concerns of staff adequately — or makes them feel fearful of reporting what’s actually occurring on the shop floor — you are in a disturbing situation.

Take this week’s Panorama investigation into The Tavistock. What troubled me most about the programme was the number of staff who only felt they could speak about these issues anonymously, off the record.

This in itself suggests that being accused of being transphobic or having bigoted views is not just happening outside The Tavistock, it’s happening inside it, too.

Why would so many concerned staff, who felt strongly enough to talk to the programme, refuse to be identified? It seems to me they felt their views wouldn’t be welcomed.

One anonymous member of the service told Panorama: ‘In the majority of cases, I was simply unsure how well things would work out for them in the future.’

Another anonymous contributor made the point that, counter to child development theory and knowledge, there is an emphasis less on helping a person psychologically, wherever possible, to cope with their bodies — and much more on changing their bodies as a way of improving their mental health.

Yet it is essential for a clinician to work with the young person and family over a long period to understand the developmental history, family dynamics and various peer group dynamics; after all, these make up the experiences that shape us.

Childhood and adolescence can stir up all sorts of doubts and conflicts. When these become overwhelming, they may push the child to focus on a fixed solution — one of which might be, ‘I’m the wrong sex’.

This situation requires considerable experience and clinical maturity, as one needs to be able to empathise deeply with the individual’s confusion, distress and mental pain.

Yet, at the same time, one needs to maintain adequate distance so that one resists the pressure to join them in their view that active medical (rather than psychological) intervention is the only solution.

A thorough assessment needs to include a full discussion (which may require many meetings) about the potential losses and costs, both emotional and physical, of medication and later surgery.

This process will likely incur resistance. The child or young adult and their family may feel this kind of engagement from the clinician is interfering or obstructive, cruel even.

But these patients need an independent clinical service that has the long-term interests of the patient at its heart.

To some extent, this involves a capacity to remain empathetic to the child’s distress, but to also stand up to pressure coming from various sources: from the young person, their family, peer groups, online/social networking pressures and, of course, from pro‑trans groups.

And, crucially, at the heart of any clinical service must be the knowledge that the medication it prescribes its patients is safe. I cannot think of one other area of medicine where it would be permissible to use so extensively medication whose long-term effects are unknown. But there are emerging concerns.

In the Panorama programme, Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at the University of Oxford, talked about the lack of clinical evidence about these drugs, stating that we cannot make an informed decision about the long-term benefit or cost of treatment.

Dr Carmichael, GIDS director and consultant clinical psychologist, may have claimed that the effect of the puberty-blocker is fully reversible.

But then she did admit that we know nothing about the long-term effects on the brain or other organs in the body.

Another real concern is that quite a high proportion of patients who have medical interventions — such as the puberty-blocking hormones — go on to have sexual reassignment surgery.

And although it is often claimed that patients react positively after transitioning, as I say, I know differently from my own experience.

We’re also navigating uncharted territory. Where there used to be a particular profile for those being referred (mostly male, with a long-standing idea — often since early childhood — that they were the wrong sex), of the 2,519 young people referred to Tavistock’s GID service in the last financial year, more than 70 per cent were born female.

Some parents have expressed a fear that a plethora of social media videos featuring young people (especially those born female) discussing their decision to opt for physical intervention was, at least in part, driving the trend.

There is also evidence of a contagion effect in close peer groups.

In my 40 years in psychiatry, I have learned that closing down debate and discussion creates silos that resist thoughtful examination of important issues.

This is a particularly worrying approach by the GID service. They are treating highly vulnerable individuals who are making decisions which will often have, as yet unknown, consequences for the rest of their lives.

Considering the lack of clinical evidence for the drugs used, one might question why the national service (which has been going for 30 years) hasn’t yet undertaken a research study or even collected basic follow-up outcome data?

It is important to state here that I’m not suggesting that changing gender through medical intervention is never the right decision. Only that this should take place at the end of a long process of deepening engagement with the child and their family.

I have been asked whether I think the GID service should be closed down. The answer is no. All I am seeking is a change of attitude that might create an atmosphere more open to thinking critically about the approach.

We urgently need a new regulator that has oversight to ensure a more clinically rigorous, balanced and ethical approach.

There should also be more clinics nationwide so that children and their families are not left waiting in a distressed state to be seen.

Little wonder, if they have waited sometimes two years, that they feel their need for interventions is so urgent once they arrive at the GID service’s base.

The young people who attend the clinic often turn up in great distress. We owe it to them to explore their reasoning in forensic detail — before hurrying them down the path of no return.

Marcus Evans is the author of Making Room For Madness In Mental Health (Routledge).

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