COMMENT: Good Morning Mr. Armstrong, a long-time reader and client of Socrates and your conferences. I just read your entry for Belarus drafting 18 to 60-year-olds. I had a feeling that eventually, that would take place here in the states. I can tell you without a doubt, I will never comply. My family has served in WWII and Vietnam. We have given enough. I absolutely despise our government. I am wondering if this is part of the continued collapse of the government. With such low recruitment levels and the political fallout from the past few years, they must realize people will not be forced to serve. Especially those with the means to defend themselves. Is this a main component of civil unrest here with separatist movements? Just curious if you can elaborate on what you think will happen when they institute a draft here. All the Best.
REPLY: My family has fought in every war since the American Revolution. My cousin still has the musket on his wall from the American Revolution. I lost half of my high school friends to Vietnam and my father and his three brothers were all in World War II and my grandfathers on both sides of the family were in World War I. There is no question that in a time of war, the first shot fired is both silent and never against an enemy. It is always against any truthful reporting of events.
The Defense Casualty Analysis System (DCAS) Extract Files contain records of 58,220 U.S. military fatal casualties of the Vietnam War. The government propaganda site, Wikipedia also directed by the Deep State, has low-balled the casualties claiming in total, all US and allied military deaths reached 282,000. We claim that is a victory for the VC lost 444,000 to possibly 666,000. The civilians who died have been low-balled with estimates of 405,000 up to 627,000. Just turn to Britannica and you get:
“In 1995 Vietnam released its official estimate of the number of people killed during the Vietnam War: as many as 2,000,000 civilians on both sides and some 1,100,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters.”
President Lydon Johnson knew there was no reason to enter Vietnam. He knew we could not get out easily. Still, he committed the country to war because the Neocons wanted it.
This is a famous photograph from Vietnam that is probably the most memorable of all time. You see South Vietnamese forces following terrified children. At the center is 9-year-old Phan Thi Kim Phùc, as she and other children are running from an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places on June 8, 1972. The plane accidentally dropped napalm on South Vietnamese troops and civilians. As always, just the collateral damage of war. The terrified girl had ripped off her burning clothes while fleeing. This photo was taken by Nick Ut of The Associated Press that captured the horror of Vietnam worldwide. It was 1972 when President Nixon said enough and promised to bring the troops home.
This 9-year-old make girl running from napalm, Phan Thi Kim Phúc, had profoundly changed her forever. Such people are tormented for a lifetime. They wake up at night dreaming over and over about the horror of those events for the rest of their lives. Kim Phúc was bitter and full of hatred she said. Later, she picked up the Bible and converted to Christianity. Today, she lives in Toronto with her family and helps other children victims of war around the world. It is those who survive who are profoundly tortured for the remainder of their lives. That is the real cost of war that nobody cares about.
The official estimate of civilian deaths in World War II stands at a total of 70–85 million. The actual military deaths were 21,000,000 to 25,500,000. There is ALWAYS an equal amount of civilian deaths in times of war. Those in power never want to talk about that.
There is little doubt that NATO and the United States want war. I believe this insanity is being driven by the idea that they MUST destroy the Russian economy because it is 50% based on fossil fuels. The people writing the cue cards for Biden are determined to create World War III. Russia has warned that if the US goes ahead and sends Patriot Missiles to Ukraine, they warned that will lead to ‘unpredictable consequences’ and the US knows this will unleash widespread war.
Ukraine is NOT TO BE TRUSTED. They have killed their own people just to keep trying to create World War III where they want Russia utterly annihilated. I cannot stress this more. I have warned that the hatred in this region will engulf the world as it did when the Serbs assassinated the heir to the throne of Austria in 1914. There is NO solution for peace as long as NATO and the US keep supplying arms to Ukraine and instructing them NEVER to negotiate peace.
NATO is doubling its forces in some countries and uses the propaganda that they need to stop Russia’s “Imperistic” advance. The very FIRST Ukrainian coins are those issued by Nazi Germany. They joined the Natiz movement and supported the ethnic cleansing of Jews, Polish, and Russians. Never before was Ukraine a country and the Donbas has historically been occupied by Russians and both Kruschev grew up there as well as Brezhnev.
The very fact that there are NO coins ever issued by Ukraine demonstrates what I have been saying – it was never a country and now we are to engulf the entire world in destruction for the most corrupt country in Europe. There is another agenda here and it is not more truthful than the Weapons of Mass Destruction that Iraq never had.
I have spent my entire career attempting to prove my own computer system wrong. It brought me no pleasure to reveal that the world was heading into a world war. The War Cycle has never been wrong.
Poland’s attack appears similar to the Lusitania sinking that began World War II. They have lied to start every war using excuses from weapons of mass destruction to the fact that Germans sank the Lusitania because the US was secretly using passenger ships to move weapons to Britain. The collaboration of NATO means that all countries must now act.
Collective defence means that an attack against one Ally is considered as an attack against all Allies.
The principle of collective defence is enshrined in Article 5 of the Washington Treaty.
NATO invoked Article 5 for the first time in its history after the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States.
NATO has taken collective defence measures on several occasions, including in response to the situation in Syria and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
NATO has standing forces on active duty that contribute to the Alliance’s collective defence efforts on a permanent basis.
Bombing Poland is akin to bombing all NATO countries, and each country must collectively respond. NATO was never a means to curb warfare. They have been lining up troops around Eastern Europe in preparation for this moment. Governments would not have sent troops overseas to train Ukrainian soldiers if they did not expect to participate in a war themselves. Hold tight, as this is tragically the beginning.
Russia fired a number of missiles at Ukraine taking down power grids and hitting Lviv which is just 50 miles from Poland. It appears that two of those missiles fell short and landed in Poland. Latvia’s deputy prime minister, Artis Pabriks, said Moscow had fired missiles that landed in Poland and Putin sent Warsaw his condolences. Meanwhile, the US Pentagon has said it could not confirm that Russian missiles had crossed into Poland.
The question is will NATO use this as the excuse they have been waiting for to launch a war against Russia next week or come January, or do they want Ukraine to run out of soldiers to wear down Russia first? The strategy has been to use Ukraine as they did in Afghanistan to fund locals to wage a war to defeat Russia by attrition. We created the Taliban and all the arms we provided in that proxy war then led to them turning against Americans and also the attack on 9/11 – the unintended consequences of proxy wars.
Despite the fact that McCain was a Republican, he conspired with Hillary against Trump and handed the fake dossier to the FBI because Trump would not fund his dream proxy war to have Ukrainians start the civil war against the Russians in the Donbas he started back in 2014. McCain and Hillary were both Neocons. Despite being in opposite parties, they both always wanted to destroy Russia. No doubt, Hillary is calling everyone urging World War III now using these two missiles that hit Poland proclaiming this is a war on NATO. US Intelligence now confirms that Russian missiles hit Poland. Now Poland has called an emergency meeting about the incident.
These people are desperate for war. They want to create world war III all to hide the collapse of our monetary system and the central banks cannot prop up the bond markets where nobody in their right mind would buy any long-term debt from any of these countries. The game is over! If they cannot keep the funding going for socialism, then it is time for war. As Maggie use to say – we have run out of other people’s money – just like FTX.
We have been hearing a lot of talk about nuclear war as if it were nothing. One aspect that has been missing is what happens to us when our electric grid is turned into dust. I want to talk about just one aspect – transformers. Whether at the power plant, or at the receiving end, large power transformers are essential. We are talking about 100MVA and larger. These things take several years to build, assuming the material supply chains and production facilities are intact and functional. If not, all time frames are significantly extended. Further, our existing power transformers are nearing end of life. Imagine what would happen if a significant amount of electrical infrastructure was damaged. Here is an article to help understand.
Large electric transformers are inconvenient machines. They are large and heavy, which means they usually need to be delivered by sea freight, not air freight, which would be faster. They must be designed by specially trained engineers and assembled by experienced technicians. They require expensive and often rare materials, like copper, specifically milled steel, high-cellulose paper and other hard to come by components. They have extremely exacting technical specifications, which limits production and keeps new producers out of the market. They must be built to exacting standards for safety and reliability, which requires extensive testing and often customized manufacture.
As inconvenient as large transformers are, the power grid as we know it could not function without them, or even without enough of them. According to the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity, over 90 percent of the electricity consumed in the U.S. passes through a large power transformer.
Before a pandemic sent shudders through global supply chains, the U.S. was 82% reliant upon imports to meet its need for large transformers, according to a 2020 study by the Commerce Department. The U.S. power grid’s increasingly talked-about issue with aging equipment also extends to transformers. The average age of installed large transformers in the U.S. is about 40 years, which is at the end of their expected operational life. Older transformers are more likely to fail and need replacement, but a look at these statistics is enough to show that the U.S. was already sitting in a risky spot before supply chains became a common topic in the mainstream.
Today, people in the industry are reporting longer lead times to get needed equipment, including transformers. Jim Templeton, a third-party consultant to POWER Engineers with 40-plus years in the industry and his own consulting firm, JB Templeton Consulting LLC, said an aging power grid and ongoing supply chain issues are mixing in disruptive ways.
“I deal with a number of different clients on the utility side and about a year ago we started to see lead times from transformer manufacturers creep up. Before the pandemic, you could get a large transformer ordered in less than a year. Today that is rare. A relatively large manufacturer in the US was at about 38 months. That used to be 38 weeks if you were to compare,” Templeton said.
The dramatically lengthening lead times for needed parts is throwing utilities’ emergency contingency plans into confusion.
“The danger I see in this is you don’t know in that 38-month period will you lose another transformer and what will you then need to repair that spot on the grid? Our grid is, I think, fairly old. There’s a lot of aging transformers on the grid. Dealing with my clients, they are trying to come up with how do I respond to an emergency situation,” Templeton said.
Scott Marshall. principal engineer with POWER Engineers, said equipment distributors used to have reservation slots for emergency situations, but now are not able to find used transformers.
“When I was with a utility, we could go to a transformer supplier in an emergency and get what we needed in about six months. That quick replacement we used to be able to get, you might be waiting a year or more. They can’t find those slots for you,” Marshall said. “They may put in a dicey unit just to get the power flowing, knowing that they may have to replace it in one or two years.”
In a video interview with T&D World, Templeton said many utilities get their equipment, including transformers, from an approved supplier list. The tightening of certain supplies led to utilities going off their usual lists and make compromises just to get needed gear.
“[Utilities having trouble finding equipment] now have to open up the doors to a much larger set of potential suppliers, ones they’ve never had a relationship with before just to get what they need. That might not sound horrible, but these relationships have a positive effect on the procurement slide,” Templeton said. “Now people are having to purchase from companies and countries that they never worked with before.”
It is still relatively easy to get a 10 MVA transformer from a supplier utilities know and are used to dealing with, but a 1000 MVA transformer might not be available from a reliable source, Templeton said.
The Energy Department is looking into the drivers of these shortages, and they are complicated and global. According to a “deep dive” supply chain assessment released by the DOE in February 2022, produced as part of an executive order to investigate supply chain disruptions, raw material shortages are to blame for the manufacturing shortfalls of critical power grid equipment like transformers. The report focuses on raw material supplies, such as rare earth metals for energy storage batteries. However, just as much time is spent on grain-oriented electrical steel (GOES), which is a critical component in transformer cores and laminations.
The GOES it takes to build a transformer can make up a quarter of the finished good’s production cost. In a large transformer weighing some 400 tons, GOES is a large part of that weight.
According to a Commerce Department report from October 15, 2020, the U.S. manufacturing bas for GOES is on life support, with only one company, AK Steel, Inc., a unit of Cleveland Cliffs Inc., milling GOES at two factories in Ohio and Pennsylvania. These factories are not profitable, and the CEO has said the company may close the last GOES plants in the U.S., leaving the country entirely dependent on imports, according to the Commerce Department. Most of the GOES in the world comes from China (including Hong Kong), Japan, France, German, India, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil and South Korea.
Also, much of this supply is used internally and not exported, the Commerce Department notes. This is because countries like China and India are in the process of large power grid buildouts.
“In contrast, the U.S. market is mature, and demand for transformers is largely based on upgrades and replacements of aging infrastructure, including efforts to install smart grids to increase energy efficiency. The average transformer in the United States is 38 years old, with 70 percent of U.S. transformers older than 25 years,” according to the Commerce Department report, “The Effects and Imports of Transformer Components on the National Security.”
The Commerce Department said this situation is a threat to both the bulk power grid and national security. Perhaps underscoring the seriousness of the situation, many portions of the report are redacted. The report goes on to identify 16 critical sectors of the economy that could not operate without large transformers, including power plants, hospitals, waste systems, critical manufacturing, transportation systems, large commercial facilities and government facilities including military bases.
Impact on Utilities
Michael Ho, Director of Support Services at Hawaiian Electric, said his utility has seen lead times jump from 16 weeks to 142 weeks for single-phase pad-mounted transformers. Just within the past few months, lead times have more than doubled.
“We have been able to rely upon our current inventory levels to cover short-term demand thus far, and have not had any significant impacts or delays to projects as of yet.
However, while we have a steady stream of orders in place with transformer manufacturers to replenish our inventory, there is a growing concern that we could deplete our stock if demand is higher than forecasted or if the lead times continue to increase,” Ho said. “Without enough transformers in inventory, we will not be able to cover all of the transformers that are needed for projects such as new customer installations, upgrades, maintenance and emergency replacements.”
Ho said Hawaiian Electric and other utilities are urging developers and contractors to plan carefully to minimize impact on end users, communicating their plans and equipment needs to utilities as far ahead as possible to allow for longer order times.
“Projects that require non-standard transformers that aren’t frequently used have a higher potential risk since limited inventory is kept on hand for these types of transformers and there will be a significant delay in ordering and receiving new transformers,” Ho said.
Prices, along with lead times, are ballooning as well as the materials and freight costs are increasing.
“We’ve also had to dedicate much more time and cost to managing the situation, including added communication and planning. There’s also the potential of delayed revenue from new services should customer projects get delayed,” Ho said. “we’re working more closely and having more frequent meetings with our distributors to get up-to-date information on the production and delivery of our orders. We’ve also had to reach out to additional manufacturers and distributors as we seek out additional sources of supply for our materials.”
Ho said his utility is looking into repairing or refurbishing used transformers as a way to boost inventory levels and sidestep long lead times.
“We will also need to look at all alternatives for utilizing other substitute (e.g. higher kva) transformers that may be available or redesigning the system on a temporary or permanent basis,” Ho said.
Rebuilding Back Better
Scott Marshall said this might not be a desirable option for many utilities as repairing and refurbishing can be expensive.
“I haven’t had one refurbished for a while and I’m always reluctant to do it,” Marshall said. “If it’s an older unit, say 30 years old, to really refurb it, you spend a lot of money on it. Sometimes as much as 80% as new.”
Transformer components like gauges, bushings and low-tap changers have to be replaced when a unit gets too old. Besides this, many refurbishment facilities may not have the robust testing capabilities they once did, which can lead to more core losses and less efficiency.
Jim Templeton said in his time managing a large transformer manufacturing facility in the U.S., the refurbishment industry was more developed than it is today.
“Scott said it cost 80% of new to send a unit to a place like that, and we averaged about 75% of the new price. But our advantage was lead time. We could turn it around quicker than the OEM guys could turn it out,” Templeton said.
2022 would be an ideal market for a refurbisher. However, in the 2000s, it became cheaper to buy new large transformers and many remanufacturers went out of business as transformers became “throw-away items,” Templeton said.
This touches upon another driver of transformer scarcity in North America. Besides a lack of materials, there is a lack of manufacturing capacity and the skilled engineering workforce to bring production up to where it needs to be.
“I am often asked where I can go to get an engineer,” Templeton said. “My answer usually was Ukraine, which is not easy to get into now. India also has universities with those programs because they have transformer industries and wanted to have workers to go into those factories. The reason why U.S. schools are not teaching these programs is because the manufacturing jobs left.”
Marshall said manufacturers reported to him a scarcity of skilled labor.
“They are having a lot of trouble finding technicians. When Covid hit, the factory environment became more dangerous, so they had people leave who didn’t want to work in that risky environment. As they tried to bring people back on, it can take at least a year to train people,” Marshall said.
Companies often run lot of training programs, but sometimes cannot recoup their investment when people will move companies after getting their training, Marshall said. It is also challenging to get younger workers to relocate to where they are needed to do the job.
“The younger work force, they say, may not want to pay their dues,” Marshall said. “In some places, the cost of living is so high, which also makes finding skilled labor hard.”
The protracted pandemic, supply chain and logistical concerns interrupted transformer manufacturing in 2020 and 2021, said Bill Miller, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Hitachi Energy’s North American Transformer Business.
“This situation has not improved in 2022 – lead-times continue to be long, and customers continue to place advanced orders to respond to these longer lead times. The situation has actually worsened since the start of the year,” Miller said.
Miller said a confluence of issues are to blame, including regional constraints on core steel and conductor materials; growing transportation expenses as well as delays at ports and railways; and the additional tariff costs that apply to goods imported from foreign countries.
“Labor shortages and global trade difficulties do play a big role. The primary shortfall is simply lack of overall investment in the U.S. (by the industry, broadly) to expand manufacturing capabilities for core materials (steel) needed to produce transformers,” Miller said in an email to T&D World.
About 75% of the cost to make a transformer is tied directly to a commodity whose price is subject to constraints and wild swings in cost: specialized steel, copper and oil. All of these have been climbing in price.
Miller said large players in the transformer sector, like Hitachi, will be able to mitigate some of the effects via economies of scale and by drawing upon the capacity of facilities from other parts of the world.
“On the distribution transformer side, utility companies should collaborate to standardize their requirements and reduce variation in designs. More consistent designs would enable simplified and more efficient supply chains,” Miller said, suggesting a possible solution.
In April 2022, the Biden administration introduced programs as part of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide $20 million in rebates to replace old distribution transformers and upgrade electric motors. The transformer program is open to utilities and includes $10 million that will be available until it is spent. The DOE estimates applications will open in the third quarter of 2022.
Miller said transformer remanufacturers are under the same constraints OEMs are, however.
“Given the current market conditions, refurbishment doesn’t save a great deal in terms of either time or money and doesn’t do anything to relieve the overall supply chain constraints we are currently seeing,” Miller said.
Even so, transformer service providers are working in unfamiliar new ways to help address the shortage.
“Recondition manufacturers are working together to help each other with supply gaps. Within the industry, competitors are buying/selling transformers from each other to support the customer base,” said Barbara Beaubien, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Emerald Transformer, which provides a range of transformer services, including remanufacturing.
Emerald Transformer is building a new plant in Waco, Texas to better support its customer base and the state of Texas. Growth in residential construction, in addition to the aging U.S. grid, are powerful drivers affecting the transformer industry, Beaubien said.
“Many more utilities are refurbishing transformers now that hadn’t considered it before they faced the transformer supply shortage with OEMs,” Beaubien said.
After initial tests, transformers are equipped with new gaskets, components and oil with additional testing throughout the rebuild before sanding, priming and painting and a final testing, Beaubien said. New transformers can take as long as two years to be delivered, and most OEMs are quoting 52 weeks plus for padmount transformers. Refurbished transformers can be available in a couple of months in most cases, Beaubien said.
In the Meantime
Templeton said this is a long-term problem with no easy answers, and said utilities need to act accordingly.
“If I was a utility in this position, I’d do everything possible to protect the transformers I have,” Templeton said.
This could include deploying protective relaying, audits of insulation coordination and making sure units are protected from incoming transients and other potential sources of physical damage.
“It appears to me that over the years, the utilities have had more internal pressures brought on them to reduce maintenance costs. PUCs are trying to keep down electric costs, and what I see is utilities are not necessarily given a full complement of dollars to do maintenance,” Templeton said.
This leads to utilities performing condition-based maintenance rather than full maintenance. So a utility may put off vegetation management, then trees fall on lines and transformers explode, thus contributing to a problem affecting the entire industry.
The U.S. power grid, Templeton said, was built differently from the start, using a different engineering philosophy.
“In Europe, they might have two equally sized units sharing the load. So, they split the load in two by running them parallel,” Templeton said. “Our philosophy was we use the asset. It has a nameplate and we use it up to that. In other places around the world, they don’t do that. We will work the livin’ daylights out of our existing units.”
QUESTION: You said Bucha was not a massacre by Russians but staged by the neo-Nazis. What proof do you have?
ANSWER: I am glad you believe the one-sided propaganda. I know Ukraine well and its culture. I have reliable sources there. I do not reveal them for I must respect their protection. There is substantial evidence that this is typical Ukrainian propaganda. Even the US Pentagon refused to attribute this to Russia and I know NATO has videos proving this was staged. Even the Mayor posted a video on Telegram on March 31st announcing that the Russians left Bucha. He was joyful that his town had been liberated. He does not mention any corpses on the roads and terrible destruction. It was two days later when photos and videos of people lying along the road appeared and claims of hundreds of dead Ukrainians. The Neo-Nazis have been staging war crimes from the start.
There are numerous foreign soldiers who volunteered for Ukraine and then have returned shocked at the extent of the war crimes carried out by Ukrainians. You have no idea of the seething hatred of all Russian-speaking people in the Donbas or in Russia. A significant number of Ukrainians have no problem killing and torturing Russians. If you did your research, the extent of the cruelty of the Ukrainian Nazis even shocked the German Nazis. They would cut out a baby of a pregnant woman and so in a live cat. They killed countless people from Poland and the Russians as well as Jews.
They do not teach what the Ukrainian Nazis did in Ukraine because it was too horrible. One report stated:
“Some Ukrainian educators believe the Holocaust is not an appropriate topic for teaching because in a Holocaust course a professor would need to let Ukrainian students know that some Jews were betrayed to the Nazis by Ukrainian neighbors. In addition, the OUN and UPA took part in the annihilation of Jews in western Ukraine, and this knowledge can shock young Ukrainians. ” id/pg 205
At Babi Yar, during the Ukrainian Holocaust of WWII, the Ukrainian Nazis murdered 33,000 Jews in the ravine over just two days. July 11th is the day of remembrance where the Ukrainian Nazis slaughtered 100,000 Polish and to this day, Ukraine has refused to issue a formal apology. The documentation is extensive. The sheer hatred of Ukrainian Neo-Nazis is unprecedented in history. They make the German Nazis look like boy scouts.
The Polish Association of Memory of Victims of Crimes of Ukrainian Nationalists documented 135 methods of torture and murder practiced by Ukrainian Nazis. Poland officially called the Ukrainian actions genocide. The Ukrainians have been protected by the CIA for decades ONLY because they hated Russians. They continue to protect the Ukrainian Nazis only because they are waging war against Russia.
The Ukrainians were unprecedented in their war crimes during WWII and the sheer outright cruelty one would expect only exists in some B-Rated horror movies. This included:
Running children through with stakes
Cutting a person’s throat and pulling their tongue out through the hole
Sawing a person’s torso in half with a carpenter’s saw
Cutting open the belly of a woman in an advanced stage of pregnancy, removing the fetus, and replacing it with a live cat, before sewing up her abdomen.
Cutting open a pregnant women’s abdomen and pouring in broken glass
Nailing a small child to a door.
I have videos that are too horrible to show of Ukrainians torturing Russian soldiers today, nailing them to a cross, and then setting them on fire. There are numerous foreign soldiers returning who are totally disgusted by what they have witnessed in Ukraine. One reported that they simply shot all the Russian soldiers they captured. Nobody will tell the truth because as long as they hate Russia, then Russia’s enemy is the West’s friend. The Ukrainian Neo-Nazis have been the most ruthless people I have ever encountered in history. Add to that, Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe even declared by the IMF. In fact, they may be the most corrupt in the world.
Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 22, 2022 | Sundance
The latest development is a remarkable amount of sunlight on the dynamic of the Republican party. In many ways this is the ‘big ugly’ we previously discussed. Cheney represents the outlook of the ‘acceptable republican’, and after her primary defeat now turns her attention to removing the ‘unacceptable’ republican politicians.
Ms. Cheney has transferred the remaining $7 million from her leadership PAC, mostly provided by democrat donor activists and Wall Street allies, into a new Political Action Committee created to attack undesirable republican politicians and benefit Democrats.
Immediately after Donald Trump announced his candidacy as a republican in 2015, it was easily predictable that a major conflict within the republican party would result. The traditional republican party platform for trade, finance, economics and foreign policy was in direct conflict with Trump’s America First outlook. With literally trillions at stake, we called the predictable battle, “The Big Ugly.” Cheney’s moves to help democrats are part of this larger ideological war within the party.
(Daily Mail) – […] ‘I’m going to be very focused on working to ensure that we do everything we can not to elect election deniers,’ Cheney said on ABC on Sunday morning.
‘We’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country. ‘And I’m going to work against those people. I’m going to work to support their opponents.’
She singled out two senators – Ted Cruz, for Texas, and Missouri’s Josh Hawley – as obvious targets. Cheney said the pair ‘took steps that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election. ‘So, in my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office,’ she added. (read more)
The media narrative engineers like to ignore that it wasn’t Donald Trump or any other MAGA movement individual that removed Liz Cheney from office. Ms. Cheney was rejected by the voters in Wyoming, her own tribe, no one else.
The voters in Wyoming rejected Liz Cheney because her brand of politics was only concerned about the interests of Liz Cheney. In other words, she is a perfect representation of a traditional republican.
“Massive civil unrest in the US starting in 2023, Word War 3 on the horizon, inflation to only get progressively worse, and the elites going all out to push their Great Reset on humanity. Legendary economic forecaster and astute scholar of history and human nature Martin Armstrong speaks with Ryan McCormick from The Outer Limits of Inner Truth (https://www.outerlimitsradio.com/martinarmstrong) to discuss his predictions and insight on the topics above.
Armstrong reveals what to expect and what people can do in the volatile years ahead. Also, if we can weather the storm till 2032, things should clear up, and humanity should be knee-deep in a peaceful enlightenment period by 2040.”
[…] “Although the Biden administration has successfully rallied U.S. allies and provided substantial military assistance, including this month, to Ukraine’s valiant armed forces, it has failed to produce a satisfactory strategic narrative which enables governments to maintain public support for the NATO engagement over the long term.” (link)
Doesn’t that paragraph basically say Biden hasn’t been doing enough to produce good propaganda to keep the public interested?
The signatories of the op-ed are a veritable who’s who of U.S. foreign policy intervention, including the same crew involved in the first Trump impeachment effort.