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May 8, 2020

The Best Question of the Night

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 11:32 am

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During a discussion about the US Department of Justice’s decision to dismiss all federal criminal charges against retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, noted attorney and television host Mark Levin asked the best question of the night.

Levin asked, “We’re supposed to believe that during the Obama administration, the FBI went rogue, the Department of Justice went rogue, the CIA went rogue, the DNI went rogue, the NSC went rogue … and Barack Obama didn’t know anything?”

OpenCdA predicts that Barack Hussein Obama’s life is about to become much, much more uncomfortable.  Of course, his unindicted coconspirator sycophants in the skews media will always support him.

May 2, 2020

Made in China – The ChiComs’ Gift to the World

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: — Bill @ 1:51 pm

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“Would the present US Congress have the courage to propose, debate, and pass a declaration of war against the People’s Republic of China (PRC) pursuant to the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 if the Wuhan corona virus release is proven to have been accidental but maliciously and fortuitously exploited rather than explicitly created as a biowarfare weapon?”

That’s the question OpenCdA began its posts with on April 17, 2020, and April 28, 2020.  It seems that with each passing day, the question becomes more and more relevant.

Readers have no doubt heard about a 15-page dossier recently completed by the Five-Eyes intelligence services that was leaked to an Australian newspaper.

OpenCdA has been unable to find a copy of the dossier, however here is a reprint (with citation) to the newspaper article published by Australia’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper online on May 2, 2020, at 10:26am and authored by Sharri Markson.  The Daily Telegraph’s article is better written and far more detailed than anything we’ve seen in US skewspapers.  It is headlined Bombshell dossier lays out coronavirus case against Chinese.  (NOTE:  If readers follow the Source link act the top of the reprint’s page, you will be taken to the Telegraph’s most updated version of this online story.  It may display a different headline and have different content.)

Readers may also recall that we mentioned The Biological Weapons Convention in our April 17, 2020, post cited previously and entitled Could Congress Pull the Trigger?   For a more detailed and easily understandable discussion of that Convention and its relevance to the COVID-19 release by the ChiComs, see the article entitled Oh The Irony! On This Day in 1972, US, USSR & 70 Other Nations Agree to Ban Biological Weapons.

April 28, 2020

ChiComs and Cow Farts

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: — Bill @ 10:09 am

04-17-2020 CCP BrancoMy OpenCdA post dated April 17, 2020, asked, “Would the present US Congress have the courage to propose, debate, and pass a declaration of war against the People’s Republic of China (PRC) pursuant to the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 if the Wuhan corona virus release is proven to have been accidental but maliciously and fortuitously exploited rather than explicitly created as a biowarfare weapon.

That post included a reference to the presence at the University of Idaho of an international student friendship organization named the Confucius Institute.  (Presidential candidate Joe Biden would likely view that as a positive development for Idaho.)

An OpenCdA reader added a comment to that post acknowledging his or her unfamiliarity with the Confucius Institute and its connection to the ChiCom government of the People’s Republic of China.  That’s okay.  It certainly sounds benign, right?  After all, Idaho is not exactly the center of national security interests for our nation.  We’ve only got trees, mines (mostly closed), the Idaho National Laboratory, and agriculture.

Nothing in that list could ever be of any interest to the ChiComs, right?  Certainly not agriculture.  And yet the Confucius Institute also has a chapter at Kansas State University (KSU) in Manhattan, Kansas.  (Insert “who cares <yawn>” here.)  Just another ag school, right?  Seems logical that the ChiComs would be interested in improving their agricultural production capabilities.  You may recall that in 2010 Idaho Governor Otter  led an Idaho business promotion delegation to the PRC.  Yeah.  Sell the ChiComs spuds and build a Micron technology plant there.

But the ChiComs’ interest in US agriculture likely goes far deeper than milk, beef, and potato production.

In 2022 and 2023 a biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) lab will open and become fully operational at KSU.  That laboratory will the the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).  It was begun by President George W. Bush in his Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 signed in 2004.  When you read and understand the NBAF Plan, the presence of the Confucius Institute chapter on the KSU campus should become even more concerning.

As if to punctuate the importance of agricultural security and to clarify the relationship between the current COVID-19 pandemic and food security, please read today’s Fox News online piece entitled Trump to invoke Defense Production Act to keep meat-processing plants open amid fears of supply shortage.

The ChiComs are more interested in the security of our food sources than cow farts.

April 17, 2020

Could Congress Pull the Trigger?

Filed under: Probable Cause — Tags: — Bill @ 2:02 pm

Yellow-JackWould the present US Congress have the courage to propose, debate, and pass a declaration of war against the People’s Republic of China (PRC) pursuant to the US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 if the Wuhan corona virus release is proven to have been accidental but maliciously and fortuitously exploited rather than explicitly created as a biowarfare weapon?

The Chinese Communist government (ChiCom) of the People’s Republic of China has asserted that the COVID-19 coronavirus release in Wuhan, Hubei Province, PRC, was accidental.  Of course, the ChiComs also asserted that it was introduced intentionally by the US military in Wuhan.

A civilized nation that was genuinely concerned about health and safety of its own citizens and the citizens of nations around the world would have immediately taken all appropriate actions to warn others of the danger of the released viral biological agent.  They would have immediately taken measures to contain the virus and limit its spread.

That’s what the government of a civilized nation would have done.

But the PRC is not a civilized nation, primarily because its government is completely ChiCom.   One need only look at the measures the ChiComs took and failed to take immediately after the Wuhan coronavirus release to see that.

As a direct and indisputable result of the ChiComs malicious actions and failures to act,  the thriving economy of the United States has been decimated.  As bad as that is, it is even worse that as of April 17, 2020, at 12:50 PM PDT, the Center for Disease Control is reporting that among the United States and its territories, there have been 661,712 COVID-19 cases (660,430 confirmed; 1,282 probable) and 33,049 deaths (28,823 confirmed; 4,226 probable).

Today (04-17-2020) Fox News online is running an article headlined US officials confirm full-scale investigation of whether coronavirus escaped from Wuhan lab by Brett Baier, Gillian Turner, and Adam Shaw of Fox News.  Please take the time to read this article carefully.  One informative paragraph reads:

U.S. officials and the intelligence community have confirmed to Fox News that they have taken the possibility of the coronavirus being man-made or engineered inside China as some sort of bioweapon off the table and have ruled it out at this point. (emphasis mine)

Clearly the Trump administration doubts the honesty and completeness of the ChiCom’s assurances, as well it should.

So how does all this justify questions about whether or not the US Congress would have the courage to declare war against the ChiCom PRC?  After all, this was just a big “oopsie” by the ChiCom PRC, right?  That might be valid if “accidental release” and “bioweapon attack” are the only two choices available, but they’re not.

There is a third choice that must be considered:  What if the Wuhan release was in fact an accident BUT the ChiComs had sufficient controls and intelligence assets in place to exploit the accidental release and closely monitor its subsequent results and our reactions for hostile purposes?  Just from the reporting done by the US’s “free press” skews media (Donald Trump Jr. refers to CNN as “XiNN” and my own nickname for NBC is “MSS-NBC“), the ChiComs successfully benched the US Navy’s nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam.  They’ve also managed to cripple our thriving economy.  It is also most likely they have begun tasking their ChiCom sources on college campuses including professors, researchers, and students in organizations such as the Confucius Institute.  (I wonder how many people in north Idaho know there is Confucius Institute representation here?)

The ChiComs have acceded to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC).  Both the United States and the PRC have agreed to participate.  Thus, any willful violation of the BWC that results in the death of over 33,000 US citizens in the United States and its territories could and logically should be considered to be an act of war.

If the full-scale investigation ordered by the President and reported in Fox News today reveals that the Wuhan release was either intentionally originated or fortuitously manipulated by the ChiCom PRC as an intel operation or an aggressive action against the United States, the President and the US Congress need to seriously discuss a formal declaration of war.

Those talks need to exclude any present and former members of Congress who or whose family members have business dealings with the ChiCom PRC.

Addendum:  04-19-2020 at 11:00 PDT.  White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro said during an exclusive interview on Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures” that China “cornered” the personal protective equipment (PPE) market during the coronavirus outbreak and “is profiteering.” Follow this link to see the online article.

Navarro’s assertion, if complete and accurate, has diminished the capacity of the US public health agencies to effectively fight COVID-19.  It has likely led to the deaths of not only US citizens but citizens of other nations as well.

As of 12:00 PDT today approximately 39,400 US citizens have died as a result of the ChiCom-originated corona virus COVID-19.   Given that the ChiCom PRC sought to hide and lie about its actions rather than notify the world of the biological monster it had created,  Congress should at least formally discuss if the ChiComs’ actions in the aggregate are an act of war against the United States.

February 15, 2020

McCabe Declination – My Opinion

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 8:00 pm

ThisTallOn Friday, February 14, 2020, attorneys for the US Department of Justice (DoJ) formally notified the attorneys for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that  “… the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe, arising from the referral by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to our Office of conduct.”

At first glance, this decision suggests that McCabe will not be prosecuted for clearly lying to FBI agents and the DoJ Office of Inspector General conducting an investigation into the abuse of FISA warrants.  The decision caused many television and radio personalities and skews media to scream that McCabe had received preferential treatment, that there is a two-tiered system of justice in the USA.

Maybe they will be proven to be correct, however my opinion is that we should simply if not patiently wait and see.

First, the allegations of McCabe’s lying (e.g., the elements of perjury) or any other chargeable criminal offense would have to be proven by admissible evidence in federal court before he could be convicted.  While  a reasonable man might conclude from information already in the public domain that McCabe committed some crime, that is a far cry from having the admissible evidence essential to prove McCabe’s guilt of this specific allegation beyond a reasonable doubt.

Second, although perjury is unquestionably a serious charge, there is also probable cause to believe that McCabe and others may have committed much more serious offenses against the United States.  Those offenses are being investigated by DoJ at the direction of Attorney General Bill Barr and under the supervision of US Attorney John H. Durham of Connecticut.

If the DoJ had instead decided to proceed with the just-declined charge, the criminal justice process to ensure McCabe’s rights to access to the evidence against him would kick in much more quickly.  Unnecessary premature disclosure during trial discovery of DoJ investigations by federal prosecutor Durham that already in progress, investigations that are far more serious and have grave national security consequences that are coordinated could jeopardize the success of those investigations and others yet to be formally “numbered up.”

Though McCabe is well known now, he is little more than a tiny minnow in the ocean of much larger and even smellier fish which may include former President Barack Hussein Obama, former Obama Vice President Joe Biden, former Obama Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, Obama NSC advisor Susan Rice, Obama former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Obama former Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, former DoJ Deputy Attorneys General Robert Mueller, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, and Rod Rosenstein, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former FBI Director James Comey.

I’d prefer to see some of these people being investigated, indicted, tried, convicted and then offered court-ordered blindfolds and a last cigarette rather than obscenely lucrative book deals and television gigs.   If letting McCabe escape a perjury charge now and go on to live out his life in ignominy as an overpaid proven liar on CNN or NBC skews shows helps facilitate such outcomes, I’m all for it.

January 14, 2020

Iranian News Sources

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 1:57 pm

Iran FlagIf you are following the events in Iran, you already know that there is an effort underway by a resistance movement  to replace the theocratic government of the Islamic State of Iran with a more representative government.

To get more complete and timely news coverage than any of the US skews media are likely to provide, you may want to look at some of the news agencies in Iran.

The state-controlled news agency is the Fars News Agency.  Obviously, Fars is decidedly anti-American.

The news of the resistance movement is provided by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.  The NCRI bills itself as the viable democratic alternative which “…embodies the unshakable resolve of the Iranian people to overthrow the mullahs’ inhuman regime.”  Similarly, the website of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), often referred to as the Mujahedin-e Kahiq (MEK), frequently contains information about the freedom movement growing in Iran.

The Iran News Wire strives to be “…the voice of the Iranian people and their protests for freedom and democracy at a time when the Iranian government wants to silence dissent and suppress their voices for democracy.”

This list will be updated as new English-language sources are identified.

01-21-2020:  See also the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA).

January 4, 2020

Who’s Who in the Iranian Zoo …

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 8:14 am

For those who are trying to keep up with who’s who in the Iranian (government) zoo, here’s an informal org chart from Radio Farda:

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Now that four Hellfire missiles have reduced IRGC General Qassem Soleimani to particulate matter, General Esmail Ghaani has replaced him as the commander of the Qods Force.

December 26, 2019

Standing Tall: Admiral Mike Rogers, USN (Ret.)

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 6:00 pm

Admiral_Michael_S._Rogers,_USN copyPlease read Elizabeth Vaughn’s report headlined DiGenova Calls Admiral Mike Rogers’ Cooperation With Durham Team to Be the ‘Biggest Single Development’ in Case, Here’s Why.  It appeared in the RedState Afternoon Briefing online which was posted at 1:30 pm on December 26, 2019.

Many of us who have been following the FISA abuse allegations case very closely agree with Joe DiGenova’s assessment of the importance of Admiral Rogers’ courageous and timely revelations of the Obama Administration’s completely illegal abuse of FISA electronic interceptions targeting the Trump presidential campaign.  At great personal risk to himself, Admiral Rogers revealed the violations to the FISA Court and to then President-elect Donald J. Trump.

To get a more organized understanding of the importance of Admiral Rogers’ revelation and its truly remarkable contribution to our national security, read the timeline story published online in themarketswork.com on April 5, 2018.  It was written by Jeff Carlson  His story is headlined The Uncovering – Mike Rogers’ Investigation, Section 702 FISA Abuse & the FBI.

Readers may reasonably wonder if this is such a big deal, why hasn’t it been covered by such esteemed pieces of trash skews media including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the major broadcast and cable electronic skews media networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and the Associated Press.

There are two reasons in my opinion.

First, Hillary Clinton was supposed to win the 2016 Presidential and become the first woman to be President of the United States.  Fortuitously in their view, her presidency was going to immediately succeed the presidency of the first Negro President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.  The skews media were hyperventilating with excitement at the prospect of being the reporters who covered two successive historic presidencies.  They had become so emotionally invested (and in some instances, financially invested) in a Hillary Clinton presidency the possibility of objective news reporting reflecting the woman’s true level of corruption was gleefully discarded.  The skews media’s institutional arrogance and condescension and their hatred for Donald Trump made it even easier to scrutinize his every defect no matter how large or small and to simply ignore the threat Clinton posed to the national security.

Second, after Attorney General William Barr replaced Jeff Sessions, Barr found evidence suggesting that some in the US Intelligence Community had engaged some  Five Eyes (FVEY) partners to conduct some of the otherwise illegal overseas surveillances on US citizens involved in the Trump campaign.   As Department of Justice Inspector General Mike Horowitz revealed in his FISA Abuse Report earlier this month, the FISA surveillances used against the Trump campaign had the very thinnest counterintelligence predication, but they soon morphed into purely political surveillances of the Trump campaign and ultimately the Trump White House at the direction of FBI Director James Comey and with complicity from Obama Swampwellers and holdovers in the US Department of Justice.

There is absolutely no doubt in my feeble little mind that President Obama would have been made aware of the FVEY involvement even if he was cleverly cloaked with the filmy distortion of plausible deniability.  If Brennan or Clapper or Comey engaged a FVEY counterpart to shepherd the surveillances, the last thing the three of them would want would be for an oveerseas intel counterpart to disclose it to his or her head of state or head of government.  They would have feared that the prime minister of whatever country would pick up the phone and call Obama and ask for the underlying reasons for the interceptions.  Good Swampdwellers such as Brennan or Clapper or Comey don’t want “The Boss” to hear about their illegal activity from another head of state or head of government before hearing it from their own people.  For good Swampdwellers it’s often more of a CYA thing rather than a genuine desire to protect the United States.

If Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election in 2016 as was the foregone expectation, all of this would have been covered up.  Everything.  That means the US intelligence agencies including the FBI would have continued with her blessing to violate the rights of US citizens when it was politically expedient.  And the US skews media would have been intrumental in the ongoing criminal and civil rights violations.  To the extent they are involved in the ongoing effort to  remove President Donald J. Trump from office, the skews media are aiding and abetting the subversion of the US Constitution and attempting to nullify the votes of those who voted to elect President Trump.

It is not an exaggeration to say that Admiral Rogers exposed himself to great personal risk to be one of the very few voices of loyalty, integrity, duty, morality, and character in the administration of Barack Hussein Obama.  We can only hope and pray that  those who sought to cover up this grave insider attack by Obama and members of his administration and a few intelligence community employees disloyal to the Constitution and our nation will never be in a position of public trust again.  For some of them, incarceration should be their life’s last chapter.

Bravo Zulu, Admiral, and thank you for your service.

 

December 21, 2019

Try a Court-Ordered Stool Softener …

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 7:37 am

Danger SignUnder the constipated leadership of its Speaker, Nancy d’Alesandro Pelosi, the US House of Representatives has declared that the duly-elected and installed President Donald J. Trump’s remaining in office for another nanosecond, let alone until the general election on November 3, 2020, constitutes an imminent threat to our national security.

In an effort to stave off this grave national emergency of historic proportion, the Dear Leader and her followers in the House heroically prepared and urgently passed two articles of impeachment.  This after multiple focus groups told the House Democrats what words (forget evidentiary facts) they hoped would deceive Republican Representatives and the rest of us riffraff sharing space in the Clinton basket of deplorables into turning against President Trump and supporting a Democrat lynch mob.

The ink on the resolution for articles of impeachment was barely dry before the House selected its speediest courier to dash through the Capitol to the Senate side and deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate so the Senators could conduct the trial, find the President guilty as charged, and order him removed from office forthwith.  That’s what happened, right?

Well, no.  Not exactly.

It’s true that Nancy and nearly all of the sock puppet Democrat lynch mob in the House couldn’t wait to line up and speak ad nauseum into skews cameras and microphones about the gravity of the emergency necessitating immediate impeachment and removal of the President of the United States, but then a funny thing happened on the way to the Senate.  Nancy and her fellow Baltimoron Stooge Steny told the House Rules Committee to hang onto them.

D’Alesandro Pelosi’s instructions for constipative obstruction were clear:  Don’t deliver the final and approved articles of impeachment to the Senate until we can figure out a way to thwart the Republican-controlled Senate from voting to acquit President Trump.  As long as we in the House don’t deliver them to the Senate and identify our designated stooges to prosecute the case there, we can say Trump has been impeached.  Most of the ignorant deplorables outside New York, California, and Illinois will believe we’ve actually removed him from office.

But now,  Nancy has decided dealing with President Trump’s allegedly cataclysmic misconduct can wait until after the Fools on the Hill loyal to her if not our country have sobered up and returned from the Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/New Years Day holidays around January 7, 2020.

As a result of her questionable call,  the House-approved articles of impeachment are sitting in a tightly sealed Mt. Olive kosher baby dills jar in the closet of the House Rules Committee.  It won’t be unsealed and delivered to the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (AKA:  The Turtle) allows San Fran gran Nan and her stable of Maocrat House members to dictate to the US Senate how The Turtle must interpret the Procedure and Guidelines for Impeachment Trials in the United States Senate.

You see, Nanny Wrinkle has decreed that until her House formally sends a message to the Senate containing the information that the House has voted impeachment, adopted articles, and appointed managers, the Senate cannot lawfully fulfill its constitutional duties and proceed with the trial.  In other words, the House and its international propaganda agents in the skews media can declare in stentorian tones that they have impeached President Donald J. Trump, thereby subverting his presidential authority.

Here’s my suggested solution for The Turtle:  If you believe there may be some validity to Nan and the Maocrat’s theory of the Constitution, why not ask Johnny and the Supremes for a declaratory judgment on her “I can hold ’em ’til you fold” theory of the constitutional authority of the Senate trial?  If the Supreme Court rules that the Senate has the authority to proceed with the trial based on the articles passed but not forwarded to the Senate by the House, then The Turtle should immediately ask the Court for a writ of mandamus to order the required message be prepared and delivered by the House to the Senate by the close of that business day.  Thereafter as prescribed by Senate Rules pursuant to the Constitution of the United States, the trial to remove or acquit President Donald J. Trump must proceed.

Because as the Maocrats like to preach in their Church of Political Expediency, “No man is above the law.”

December 10, 2019

FISA Abuse Report Released

Filed under: Probable Cause — Bill @ 6:54 am

DOJ-FISA-ReportMy December 2, 2019, post entitled Please Check Unreasonable Expectations at the Door stated the FISA abuse report prepared by the US Department of Justice Office of Inspector General would be released on December 9th.  It was.

Here is a link to the redacted FISA abuse report released today and formally entitled Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.   It is further cited as Report 20-012 of the Oversight and Review Division.

Reading the report’s Executive Summary may suffice for a general overview of the IG’s methodology, findings, and recommendations.  The entire report is 476 pages long.   I’d urge readers to at least read the Executive Summary for yourself rather than relying on any of the skews media reports and talk show commentaries.  I listened to a few radio skews broadcasts today and read a few of the online articles posted by seemingly credible skews media.  My opinion is that you will be better informed after reading some or all the report yourself. (more…)

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