Cartels in Control – Mexican President Says They Had to Release Chapito Guzman or else Sinaloa Cartel Would Kill Officials…


big FUBAR happened in Culiacan Mexico yesterday as Mexican police and narcotics officers captured Ovidio Guzman, aka “Chapito”, the heir of drug kingpin El Chappo and current head of the Sinaloa cartel.

We watched via social media yesterday as a war broke out in Culiacan between the police/military and the cartel.  After authorities captured Chapito, hundreds of Sinaloa cartel members came down from the mountains and cut off the city.  The cartel began executing and capturing anyone who was assisting the arrest.  The city shut down.

To save themselves, the surrounded Mexican officials released Chapito back to the cartels and now the world has more evidence that Mexican President Lopez-Obrador has no control over the peace and security of Mexico.  The cartels are in charge.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican officials on Friday admitted they had bungled the arrest of kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s son, who they let go during shootouts with drug gangs in the streets of a major city, but the president insisted his security strategy was working.

Cartel gunmen surrounded around 35 police and national guards in the northwestern city of Culiacan on Thursday and made them free Ovidio Guzman, one of the jailed drug lord’s dozen or so children, after his brief detention set off widespread gun battles and a jailbreak that stunned the country.

The chaos in Culiacan, a bastion of Guzman’s Sinaloa Cartel, turned up pressure on President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in December promising to pacify a country weary of more than a decade of gang violence and murders.

Lopez Obrador came under heavy criticism on social media and from security experts, who said that authorities risked encouraging copycat actions by caving in to the gang, and that the retreat from a major city created the impression that the cartel, not the state, was in control.  (read more)

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TheLastRefuge@TheLastRefuge2

Sounds like the cartel is going after the families of the cops/police, in an effort to get Chapito back. Thread 👇 https://twitter.com/oscarbalmen/status/1184967274572201984 

Oscar Balmen@oscarbalmen

¿Qué está pasando en #Culiacán?

Hasta las 5 de la tarde (hora culichi) no hay confirmación oficial, pero el rumor fuerte es que @SEDENAmx mató a Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar y detuvo a Ovidio Guzmán López en un operativo. Ambos son hijos del Chapo Guzmán.

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TheLastRefuge@TheLastRefuge2

😲 Holy Cats!! sound on….. https://twitter.com/PerezDiazMX/status/1184946085468332032 

Juan Pablo Pérez Díaz@PerezDiazMX

Así las cosas al norte de #Culiacán. Momentos exactos de la balacera captados por el compañero reportero Policiaco, Ernesto Martínez.

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El Estatal@ElEstatalMX

Tras la supuesta captura del Hijo de el Chapo, Ivan Archivaldo, la ciudad de se encuentra situada. Familias enteras huyen despavoridas resguardándose de las balas.

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TheLastRefuge@TheLastRefuge2

Looks like the cartel won big on this one. Mexico let Chapito go… But don’t think it’s over, it ain’t.

The Cartels will now kill every family member of every Mexican police, narcotics, military and national guard unit that participated in the arrest.

Many will die. Watch. https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1185318386793943040 

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Mexican president says they had to release the son of drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman after an intense battle between security forces and cartel gunmen as ‘the situation became very difficult’ and ‘many people were at risk’ https://reut.rs/2qm71ly 

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Four Year State Dept. Investigation Concludes Noting State Dept. Violations From 38 Corrupt Administrators…


Perhaps the only institution more corrupt than the Obama intelligence apparatus, writ large, was/is the Clinton constructed U.S. State Department.  Foggy Bottom is appropriately named as the septic tank for the Administrative State.

Former President Barack Obama carved out a segment of the financial indulgence, and thereafter purchased the acquiescence of Team Clinton, when he handed Dame Hillary the keys to the State Dept as an outcome of the 2008 election.  Barry from Chicago and his fellow travelers would weaponize the domestic apparatus, and Hillary could graft the international effort; thus, the compact was sealed…

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton are photographed with Aung San Suu Kyi and her staff at her residence in Rangoon, Burma, Nov. 19, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The institutional bile, filth and corruption embedded within the the U.S. State Dept. is an outcome of an organization whose sole purpose is to generate credentials for leftists on their curriculum vitae; curry income for pontificating academics who have done absolutely nothing of inherent value in life; and advance ruling class ideologies through control of foreign policy.  The Birkenstock peaceniks, promote the global elitist ruse, demand accolades from the subservient proles, and use Hollywood as their PR division.

Therefore it comes as no surprise a four-year internal self-investigation of their own complicity results in little more than a carefully worded 9-page letter admitting, essentially, mistakes were made by allowing Secretary Clinton to construct a parallel communication network to avoid public scrutiny of her graft and scheme operations.

WASHINGTON – State Department identified nearly 600 security violations in its now-completed review of email records of dozens of former agency officials and aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The investigation, which covered the 33,000 emails Clinton provided for review, found 91 “valid violations” attributable to 38 individuals, some of whom may face disciplinary action. Another 497 violations could not be tied to any specific person.

A nine-page unclassified report was sent to Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, who is leading the congressional oversight of the security review, in a letter from Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs Mary Elizabeth Taylor dated Oct. 16.  (read more)

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Hunter Quits Chinese Board: Joe Biden Touts “Squeaky Clean” Obama White House


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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden says his White House will follow the “squeaky clean transparent” model of the Obama administration. This, just hours after Hunter Biden bails from board of financial firm in China. Is the former vice president engaging in prophylactic behavior because more bad news looms about Hunter’s Chinese business dealings? Does he believe his son’s innocence, but wants to turn the spotlight on Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr.? You can watch all Bill Whittle Now videos at https://BillWhittle.com where you can also learn more about the benefits of the Membership, including a new forum, Member-written blog, comments, private messaging and more. Most Members join because they want to spread these messages far and wide. In other words, they paid for you to watch this. You can pay it forward when you become a Member. Thank you

Are the Democrats Doomed in 2020?


The latest ruckus behind the curtain is that the whispers are turning into screams. The big donors to the Democratic Party have almost unanimously put the Democratic Party on notice that they will sit this one out or even donate to Trump if the party nominates either Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.

Based on very RELIABLE sources, those who normally donate to Democrats in New York City are not going to donate ANYTHING that would help AOC get reelected. In fact, they seem to be suggesting they will donate to the Republican challengers against those in the “squad” for they believe they are destroying the Democratic Party.

What is interesting is we have had inquiries from the Democratic side asking if our computer is still forecasting the demise of the Democratic Party. AOC and the squad have usurped the Democratic Party and have become the face of what it stands for, which is only confirmed by the rise of Elizabeth Warren against Joe Biden.

All our political models are looking very grim for the Democrats moving forward. There is even a very high risk that the party will fragment over this issue of extreme left to moderate liberal. Even all the bankers donated to Hillary last time but not Trump. This time, they are also indicating there will be no donations if Bernie or Pocahontas is the nominee. In 2016, Goldman Sachs went as far as banning senior staff from donating to Trump. They too may not be donating if Pocahontas is the nominee.

Dodgy Dozen – CNN Democrat Primary Debate – 8:00pm EDT Discussion Thread…


Tonight at 8:00pm EDT CNN will be hosting the fourth Democrat presidential primary debate, “The Impeachment Debate”. CNN, CNN International, CNN Español will broadcast the debate. Cord cutters will be able to watch on the home pages of CNN.com, NYTimes.com, and the Facebook pages for CNN, CNN International and CNN Politics.

There will be a dozen dodgy candidates on the debate stage: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

The DNC has framed this as the “Impeachment Debate”, and it is scheduled for three hours from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.  There are no opening statements; the moderators are Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett and Mark Lacey. The topic will be President Trump.

If you are watching the circus, feel free to use this thread for your comments and analysis.

Beyond Obtuse – ABC’s Heavily Edited and Shaped Interview With Hunter Biden…


Amid the scandal of Joe Biden’s son receiving payments from business deals in Ukraine and China related to his family influence, ABC steps in to run defense with an exceptionally obtuse interview with Hunter Biden.

Either the interviewer doesn’t know anything about how Corporate Boards pay members and the structure of business ventures, partnerships, capital fee repayment, board fees etc; or the interviewer intentionally didn’t challenge some of these ridiculous obfuscations by Hunter Biden; perhaps both.

During the Chinese deal Hunter Biden was in a partnership. Hunter Biden paid $420,000 for a ten percent equity position (a “capital call”) in the new venture AFTER the Chinese invested $1.5 billion [a 10% equity purchase would be worth $150 million]. The partnership could then pay the board members “board fees” or “capital investment fees” as the investment matures. The big payout doesn’t come until after the investment matures and Biden -as a partner- then sells his equity position back. That payoff is coming.

So when Hunter Biden says he “hasn’t made a dime” off the China deal, that’s because the investment fund hasn’t matured yet. In essence, he’s fibbing; and counting on people not to know how this stuff works.

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Here’s part two:

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The Last Desperate Effort to Protect “The Chosen One” Will Likely Fail (Perhaps by Design)…


Jonathan Turley asks a question today about why the media will not allow any discussion of Joe Biden’s obviously corrupt Achilles heel to be discussed.

Within his article Turley cites examples of CNN, NBC, MSNBC and a host of other mainstream news outlets that will not allow any discussion of Joe Biden’s transparently visible weakness.  He ponders ‘why’?

[…] When Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) raised the issue on CNN, host Erin Burnett cut him off: “There is no evidence of Joe Biden doing anything wrong, and this is something that has been looked into, and I think — I want to make a point here — I think what we need to talk about right now is what did the president right now do or not do.” Other CNN hosts have repeated the line of “no evidence of wrongdoing” like a virtual incantation.

[…] For news shows on MSNBC, CNN and other cable networks, nothing is more disgusting than the mention of what Hunter Biden actually was doing in Ukraine.

[…] Joe Biden has insisted he never spoke with his son about his foreign dealings — an incredible but categorical statement. The then-vice president flew with his son on Air Force Two on an official trip to China but suggests they never discussed his son’s deal seeking $1.5 billion in investments with the state-backed Bank of China. During the trip, Hunter reportedly introduced his father to Chinese private equity executive Jonathan Li, who was part of that deal. Yet Biden insists he was never told of any business linkage or dealings.  (read more)

Perhaps here’s “why”…

Long time CTH readers will have references to hundreds of examples of the UniParty at work.  The basic elements about HOW money interacts with politics and who really controls the seats of power in DC has been discussed exhaustively.

The Big Club, is a myriad of financial interests who manipulate politics for personal power, wealth and influence.  Wall Street multinational corporations, meaning those who rely upon the constructs of corrupted ‘globalism’, make up about 75% of the overall manipulative influence over U.S. trade, financial and political policy.

National corporations, those who gain through the growth of Main Street USA, only hold about 25% of the financial influence in politics; they are vastly outgunned.  The power shift diminishing nationalism toward globalism happened over a period of 30 years +/-.

The purchased priorities of modern Democrats, that is the selling out of Main Street USA in favor of a “service driven economy”, have traditionally been aligned with the U.S. multinationals.  Wall Street’s global elite support democrats because it’s the money that matters.

To the extent that democrats have ultra-left-wing social policies the Wall Street crowd doesn’t really care.  That stuff doesn’t effect them; they can purchase ways around the nuttery and build walls around their houses etc.  It is always the money that matters to those at the head of the political table.  President Trump is the common enemy because he is weakening the multinational wealth model in favor of Main Street USA.

So, when it comes to democrat candidates, specifically the “chosen one” to represent the interests of the DNC Wall Street alignment, as we discussed back in 2017:

[…] The DNC party apparatus (donors and influence agents) will select the candidate. Then they will construct the road-map to the nomination using blockers, controlled opposition, dark horse candidates and splitters to carefully guide that chosen candidate to victory.

All-the-while the ‘others’ will be gathering the needed data to support the “chosen one”. The Democrat electorate will be oblivious to it.

The national party apparatus coordinates with the state party machines. Everything is always top down, timed, mapped out and planned by design. This doesn’t mean the downstream state party individuals need to know the specifics, because they don’t.

Back to Joe Biden.

Biden is currently “The Chosen One”.  That is to say Biden is the candidate chosen by the global power elite to protect their financial interests.  That is the answer to Johnathan Turley’s question.  That is why the U.S. corporate media, part of the system that protects the interests of the Big Club, will not allow discussion of Biden’s obvious Achilles heel.

The Big Club selected Joe Biden.  They go all-inon any of their selections, and they are going to help him regardless of how stupid they look doing it.  However, if Biden can’t deliver a win (and it looks increasingly like Biden will fail)…. well, the Club will cut him off and replace with another “chosen one”.  That’s why some people believe Hillary Clinton might re-emerge.

It is possible, but unlikely.

The Clintons are tenured club members; they might be able to lobby the members for another effort.  However, it would take an overwhelming amount of DNC Club hubris and confidence to support a Clinton -vs- Trump 2.0.

However, there is a more likely argument to be made that Biden’s failure was planned.  Coordinated by members who planned to push the Moonbattery of their useful idiots (their base) to the furthest reaches of left-wing policy; thereby creating a void that none of the current candidates could ever fill.

If that Machiavellian scheme is correct, and I wouldn’t put it past the DNC/Club to create such a design, into this DNC/Club created void another “chosen one” would be inserted at the opportune moment.  This basic premise is a modification of the Democrat’s favorite rule book: (1) manufacture a crisis; and then (2) don’t let the crisis go to waste.

Regardless of all else, if the Money Managers behind the DNC Club don’t think Joe Biden can deliver, he will be replaced.

Sahil Kapur

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Biden Camp Warns Rivals Off Attacks on His Family in Ohio Debate

Joe Biden has a warning for his Democratic rivals as they prepare for the fourth televised debate next week: Stay away from the issue of Ukraine and Hunter Biden.

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Facebook’s Mark “$70 Billion” Zuckerberg Backs Bernie “Ban Billionaires” Sanders


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Bernie Sanders Campaign Admits 78-Year-Old Suffered Heart Attack – Released From Hospital Today…


The campaign of Bernie Sanders has admitted their 78-year-old candidate suffered a myocardial infarction, another term for a heart attack, three days ago.  Bernie Sanders was released from the hospital earlier today.

Sanders’ doctors, Arturo Marchand Jr. and Arjun Gururaj, said the two stents “were placed in a blocked coronary artery in a timely fashion” and that “all other arteries were normal.” (link)

There is no word on when the candidate may return to the campaign trail, and no explanation as to why the campaign kept the severity of the initial health issue hidden for three days. Mr. Sanders released a video via twitter thanking everyone for their support and warm wishes.

Bernie Sanders

@BernieSanders

I want to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center for the excellent care that they provided. After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work.

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Bernie Sanders

@BernieSanders

Thank you for all of the love and warm wishes that you sent me.

See you soon on the campaign trail.

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Michael Tracey

@mtracey

I’d probably vote for him notwithstanding any health issues. But at least in terms of public perception, it’s pretty bad. You can’t blame voters for taking this into account. Media coverage of him is often skewed/unfair, but the campaign itself just confirmed the heart attack

Michael Tracey

@mtracey

This is from a statement put out by the campaign. A “myocardial infarction” is a heart attack

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Billionaires Should Not Exist”: Bernie and Betsy to Tax Wealth, Not Just Income


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Democrat Presidential candidates Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren unveil plans to tax wealth progressively to fund Medicare for All, and the valiant fight against man-made climate change. Sen. Sanders says, “Billionaires should not exist,” and brags that his plan would deplete their fortunes by half in just 15 years. Is the new populist majority, tapped by Donald Trump, ready to stick it to the billionaires in order to fund Utopian Progressive dreams? Can Bernie or Betsy ride this populist rage to the White House? Watch Bill Whittle’s classic video “Eat the Rich”: https://youtu.be/661pi6K-8WQ Bill Whittle Now with Scott Ott is a production of our Members. Join them now at https://BillWhittle.com/register/