What’s Going On:
“I just want to let the American people know that what is going on in our schools and in our country is really a replay of the cultural revolution in China”
Loudon County in Virginia has become a hot spot in the ongoing battle over Critical Race Theory in public schools. One mother who attended a recent school board meeting to speak out against CRT is a woman named Xi Van Fleet.
Van Fleet was a girl in China during Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and she is warning that she sees history repeating itself.
In the clip below, Van Fleet suggests that Critical Race Theory is Cultural Marxism, and that it is following the same pattern as the Cultural Revolution and even uses some of the same language.
She notes that the only major difference is that in China, it was all based on class, whereas here it is being based on race. Watch:
Thursday night, Van Fleet appeared on the Sean Hannity show to elaborate on her point.
Charles Creitz of FOX News has details:
VA parent who survived Mao: Scholastic critical race indoctrination ‘a replay’ of Mao’s ‘cultural revolution’
A Virginia parent, whose remarks at a Loudoun County school board meeting against critical race theory and cultural Marxism went viral this week, described on “Hannity” how the tenets public schools are using regarding CRT are similar to how Chinese Communist revolutionary Mao Zedong successfully divided the society she lived in as a young child in the 1960s.
Earlier this week, Xi Van Fleet spoke during a school board meeting in Leesburg condemning the school board for the critical race theory curriculum it is imposing on young students.
“We are teaching our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history. Growing up in China, all of this sounds very familiar. The Communist regime use the same critical theory is to divide people. The only difference is that used class instead of race. This is indeed the American version of the Chinese cultural revolution,” she said at the time.
On “Hannity,” Van Fleet expanded on her warning to America as a onetime victim of mandated Maoist indoctrination:
“I just want to let the American people know that what is going on in our schools and in our country is really a replay of the cultural revolution in China,” she said, calling the similarities “terrifying.”
“[Critical race theorists] use the same ideology, the same methodology, even the same vocabulary. The ideology is cultural Marxism.”
Watch the segment below:
Watching this, I was reminded of Maximo Alvarez, the gas executive who escaped Communism in Cuba as a child. Alvarez was sounding the alarm about Marxism in America back in the summer of 2020.
How many times must we be warned by people who escaped Communism about what is happening in America today?
RED ALERT! DEEP INSIDER SOURCES SAY BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS PANICKING AND MAJOR FALSE FLAG OPERATIONS ARE ON THE TABLE TO BE FOLLOWED BY MARTIAL LAW
My best sources are telling me that major false flags loom large in the near future. The Biden Administration knows they are in trouble. The military is bifurcating in which most will not support this tyrannical takeover.
The Method of America’s Demise
With everything I have uncovered over the past two years, I have concluded that America will be thrust into martial law prior to fighting in WW III. A combination of civil war and martial law is expected and it will be a deadly time in American history.
Martial law is usually preceded by a false flag. There is no shortage of false flag possibilities and choosing the manner, the time and the place is a fool’s errand. However, there are a definitive 17 elements of martial law that we can analyze in order to gauge the progress America is making with regard to to being under total martial law. The Chinese are posed to cross both borders.
My sources are screaming that the Biden administration knows the election audits have them in big trouble. They are going to play the false flag card. If the Biden administration invokes martial law, you can count on these 17 things happening. The type of forecast false flag is not fully known, but the deep cover insiders say that Biden’s handlers are running out of time. Personally, I expect another CHICOM biological attack in the summer.
I have constructed a list of what to expect, in the likely event that this coming in order to help the readers prepare, in advance for what is coming.
The 17 elements of martial law are:
1-Mass roundup of political dissidents
2-Dusk to dawn curfews
3-Rationing of essential resources
4-The seizing of personal assets such as food and water
5-Control over all food and water
6-The prohibition of weapons of any kind including guns, knives or chemicals which can be turned into explosives
7-The confiscation of property, homes and businesses
8-Arrests without due process
9-Massive “papers please” checkpoints with intrusive searches
10-Forced relocations 11-Forced conscription into various labor camps and even into the military
12-Outlawing of free speech 1
3-The installation of massive surveillance programs and the establishment of snitch programs
14-The total control or elimination of Christian religion with the arrival of alien disclosure on June 25
15-Control of the media
16-Executions without due process of law
17-Total suspension of the Constitution
Are you prepared? If not, you might want to think about joining the Jesus team. Unlike the Bolshevik wing of the Democratic Party, he will never abandon you.
How many of these 17 elements are in place, or, are being put into place? I am in the midst of preparing a detailed and multi-part analysis of these 17 elements of martial law and their relative progress in America. Does anyone think that our government has considered these consequences before beating the war drums? The American citizens need to let their feelings be known, a war with North Korea is a largely a media creation and only serves the globalists.
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Washington D.C.-based Conservative Action Project (CAP) came out swinging against the nomination of David Chipman, the former federal agent-turned-gun control advocate, to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, stating “He has a long history of misconstruing key details of how firearms work, and has laid out an aggressive anti-gun ownership platform.”
In a “Memo for the Movement” signed by nearly 100 prominent conservatives and Second Amendment advocates led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, the group is telling the U.S. Senate to reject the nomination of gun control extremist David Chipman.”
Also among those signing the memorandum are Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.), executive vice president of the Family Research Council; Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness; L. Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center; Alan Gottlieb, founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation; Kathleen A. Patten, president and CEO of American Target Advertising, Inc.; David N. Bossie, president of Citizens United; Terry Schilling, president of the American Principles Project; Tim Macy, chairman of Gun Owners of America; Martha Boneta, president at Vote America First, and Dawn Wildman, director of policy for the Coalition for Policy Reform, and dozens of others.
The full list reads like a Who’s Who of conservative politics and Second Amendment activism.
Gottlieb, who also chairs the grassroots Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, told AmmoLand News that this memo, with all the signatures, is “a major development.”
The CAP memorandum pulls no punches.
“Conservatives join with Second Amendment advocates in strongly opposing David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF),” the message states.
“A former ATF special agent, Chipman currently serves as a senior policy advisor to a pro-gun control lobbying group. He has a long history of misconstruing key details of how firearms work, and has laid out an aggressive anti-gun ownership platform.”
“Critically, it is unclear whether Chipman fully understands the technical details of firearms and the firearm markets he so eagerly looks to regulate. In 2018, Chipman argued in favor of subjecting all AR-15s and potentially all semi-automatic rifles to regulation under the National Firearms Act – a hugely punitive taxation and regulation measure on the country’s most popular rifle, hugely difficult to implement and police.
“In his recent confirmation hearing, Chipman reasserted his support for mass confiscation of semi-automatic rifles – especially troubling considering that, when asked by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to define a semi-automatic assault rifle, his answer would cover every single modern sporting rifle in America today.
“Though Chipman walked back the claim in his confirmation hearing, he has previously advocated for arresting prospective gun purchasers in gun stores following a failed background check – regardless of whether or not the prospective purchaser has done anything wrong. This is a highly dubious proposal given a Department of Justice report from 2011, which found the “false positive” denial rate for background checks was roughly 95 percent.
“Chipman has also made false claims about both the nature and intent of firearms suppressors, as well as falsely stating in front of Congress that the American gun market is ‘flooded’ with ‘foreign made ARs.’
“David Chipman is a gun control extremist whose views on firearms and the Second Amendment are wildly out of step with constitutional interpretation and widely held social norms. It is clear that Chipman intends to use the position as Director of the ATF to further an aggressive anti-gun agenda, rather than implement the law as written. The Senate must oppose his nomination.”
According to The Hill, Chipman “is facing intense opposition from gun rights groups that are pushing key senators to reject his nomination.”
The Capitol Hill newspaper explained that “pro-gun organizations are protesting his nomination over his support for stricter gun laws and previous work as a policy adviser for Giffords, a gun control group.” Those organizations, the article added, “are now focused on moderates who could swing the outcome, namely Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.),Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.).”
In an article blasting Chipman for his answers during his May hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the National Rifle Association asserted the nominee “worked to obscure the woeful record of the 1994 Clinton ‘assault weapons’ ban.” Chipman, according to NRA, “described the data regarding the ban’s efficacy as ‘mixed.’”
“In truth,” NRA said in the article, “the Clinton semi-auto ban was a failure that even the federal government has acknowledged as ineffective.”
“The evidence is clear,” the article concluded, “banning commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms and their accessories doesn’t work. Chipman and the broader gun control movement’s continued advocacy for a failed policy measure reveals that their political project isn’t motivated by a desire for ‘gun safety,’ reducing violence, or ‘public health,’ but rather a religious passion for civilian disarmament.”
If the Senate rejects Chipman’s nomination, it will be a major defeat for the Biden administration and a setback for Joe Biden’s gun control agenda. Throughout his political career, Biden has never been a friend of the Second Amendment, and his nomination of Chipman is seen by many in the firearms community as a deliberate attempt to pick a fight with gun owners.
In a statement to the media last month, Gottlieb observed, “Out of all the potential candidates to lead the agency, Joe Biden has picked the one individual whose nomination was guaranteed to ignite a political firestorm. At this point, it is fair to question why the president has done this. It looks like the president wants to put the gun prohibition lobby in charge of firearms regulation and enforcement.”
Several U.S. lawmakers introduced a bill late last week to ban the federal government from being able to fly divisive Black Lives Matter flags at U.S. embassies overseas, which comes after the Biden administration recently issued a directive authorizing the embassies to do just that.
Foreign Policy reported on Tuesday:
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has authorized U.S. embassies around the world to fly Black Lives Matter (BLM) flags and banners, according to an internal cable reviewed by Foreign Policy, as part of the administration’s response to the one-year anniversary of the police murder of George Floyd that sparked international outrage and a nationwide reckoning on systemic racism.
The U.S. State Department cable gives chiefs of missions, who head U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, “blanket written authorization” to display BLM flags and banners as “appropriate in light of local conditions.” It stresses the directive is an “authorization, not a requirement.”
The news was first reported on Monday by Jack Posobiec at Human Events.
On Friday, House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Reps. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), Ken Buck (R-CO), Michael Guest (R-MS), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Brian Mast (R-FL), and Pete Sessions (R-TX) introduced the Stars and Stripes Act of 2021.
The bill would allow the following flags to be flown at U.S. embassies:
- The flag of the United States.
- The flag of the country where the diplomatic or consular post is located.
- The flag of a State, territory, or possession of the United States.
- A departmental or secretarial flag.
- A departmental or secretarial flag.
- A flag designed to honor persons who are classified as prisoners of war or missing-in-action.’
The bill restricts what kinds of flags that the Secretary of State can fly at diplomatic and consular posts around the world. A press release from the lawmakers highlighted the far-left political agenda of the organization.
“It is inappropriate for President Biden and Secretary Blinken to authorize and encourage the display of inherently political flags that are in no way affiliated with the U.S. Government over American embassies overseas,” Malliotakis said. “The American flag is a beacon of freedom and hope for oppressed peoples around the world; it should be the primary flag flown above our embassies and that is what my legislation seeks to accomplish. The Administration’s directive is an insult to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our flag and our nation – especially as we head into Memorial Day weekend – and it is absolutely ridiculous that legislation is needed to correct this issue.”
In supporting Malliotakis’ bill, Stefanik said, “Our beautiful American flag should fly over our U.S. embassies around the world – not the flag of a political organization founded by Marxists.”
“The death of George Floyd opened important discussions surrounding police reform in the United States. However, using United States resources to display a non-government organization flag over United States embassies is not permissible,” Guest said in a statement. “I encourage every American to exercise their First Amendment right to free speech and to continue civil dialogue around this matter. However, these discussions should not be aired out on an international stage. Our country’s resources should be used to highlight our unity, not our political divisions.”
“The only flag that should characterize the United States of America at our embassies overseas is Old Glory,” Sessions said. “Political flags have no place in exemplifying our nation abroad.”
The suspension came after ICAN tweeted that it would be publishing 3,000 pages of Fauci’s emails obtained via the Freedom of Information Act. The messages would provide “further insight into Anthony Fauci‘s actions on COVID, vaccine safety and more,” ICAN wrote in the now-deleted post.
The claim follows the release on Tuesday of hundreds of pages of messages sent to and by Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. These emails, written in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, were published by BuzzFeed and The Washington Post.
Asked by Newsweek why he believes Twitter has suspended ICAN, Del Bigtree, the group’s founder and CEO, said: “One can only assume that Twitter is concerned that [Fauci’s] own emails will undermine the narrative that Twitter has been attempting to propagate about the COVID pandemic and COVID vaccine.”
My friends at @ICANdecide were suspended by Twitter today for reporting that they have 3,000 additional pages of Fauci’s emails they obtained thru FOIA! They’ll be posting at https://t.co/2FAmuN6pfZ tonight. Spread the word & help crowdsource review of the emails! pic.twitter.com/BMoNMjMNUv
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 3, 2021
Twitter’s decision was criticized by conservative public figures, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, who wrote: “Why would @Twitter suspend them when they obtained the emails through a FOIA request? What is there to hide? Why is it political?”
Greene added—without providing any evidence for her claim: “Everyone suffered from the manmade virus that was leaked out of the Wuhan lab where Fauci funded gain of function research and it killed people.”
Video: Meadows: Emails indicate that Dr. Fauci had knowledge or at least the suspicion of things (FOX News)
On ICAN’s website, the group states that it provides “scientifically researched health information” to the public so citizens can make their own decisions.
However, ICAN was described as a “key anti-vaxxer organization” in a recent report on vaccine disinformation by the Center for Countering Digital Hate.
Bigtree, the group’s founder, wrote and produced a 2016 film, Vaxxed, that alleged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had covered up a purported link between the MMR vaccine and autism. The film was directed by the discredited former doctor Andrew Wakefield.
When asked by Newsweek about his group’s stance on vaccinations, Bigtree said: “In general, ICAN’s views on vaccines are that they should be treated like every other pharmaceutical product. That means they should be involved in rigorous double blind placebo studies that last multiple years prior to being promoted to the public.
“We also believe that, like every other pharmaceutical product, pharmaceutical companies should be held liable for death and injury caused by vaccines.” The delivery of vaccines should be based on “informed consent,” he added.
The Fauci emails released by BuzzFeed and the Post have caused controversy, with conservative commentator Candace Owens saying he should go to prison and GOP lawmakers calling for him to be fired from his role as President Joe Biden‘s chief medical adviser.
Fauci responded to the criticism on Wednesday, saying the email correspondence was “ripe to be taken out of context.”
Greatest Mass Killer of 21st Century: Data Shows Fauci Conspired and Lied – New Study Shows HCQ plus AZM Improved Survival of COVID Patients by Nearly 200%
The Gateway Pundit has reported extensively this past year on the effects of hydroxychloroquine in treating the COVID-19 virus.
We knew and reported that Dr. Tony Fauci and the medical elites conspired to ban the use of this very successful drug.
We reported earlier on how Dr. Fauci used bogus studies to disqualify HCQ in treating coronavirus.
We also reported that there is proof that Dr. Fauci and top US medical experts all conspired using obviously false information to disqualify hydroxychloroquine and MILLIONS DIED as a result of their action.
As previously reported–
It’s been over a year since the WHO declared the coronavirus a pandemic after originally downplaying the threat. It is no secret that both the disease and the response to combat it following this SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in late 2019 have turned our world upside-down. Mandates, lockdowns, and guidelines seem to change every time Dr. Fauci opens his mouth. All of these unprecedented rules were put into place, we were told, to slow down the spread of a disease that today is linked to the death of over half a million Americans and 3.7 million global citizens in the last year.
You would think that researchers would have concentrated on prophylactic and therapeutic solutions of this disease especially since this disease is a death sentence for the elderly, the obese, those with preexisting conditions. The coronavirus doctors have forced children to avoid school, mask up, and get vaccinated. One would think that after all this time there would be a consensus in the hospitals, in the nursing homes, and in other treatment centers on how to treat a Covid positive patient or resident. This is not the case.
There still is no agreed-upon treatment plan for elderly patients who catch coronavirus to assist in their recovery.
The CDC and Dr. Fauci ignored treatment plans for coronavirus patients unless the person was under severe distress.
Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine Peter McCullough testified in Texas earlier this year. Dr. McCullough sees COVID patients and says 85% of COVID patients given multi-drug treatment plan recover from the disease with complete immunity. McCullough added, “The pandemic could have been over by now, he says, if those who tested positive for covid had been immediately treated before they fell ill enough to be hospitalized. He also says that thousands could have been, and still could be saved if the treatment protocol he and other physicians use were not suppressed.”
Dr. Fauci and the CDC and WHO suppressed this effective treatment plan and others.
And hundreds of thousands of innocents died.
The c19hcq.com website tracks all of the international studies on hydroxychloroquine and its effects on the coronavirus.
There is now a new study and the results are SHOCKING!
— HCQ for COVID-19: real-time meta analysis of 245 studies
HCQ is not effective when used very late with high dosages over a long period (RECOVERY/SOLIDARITY), effectiveness improves with earlier usage and improved dosing. But early treatment consistently shows positive effects. That’s the science.
But the e-mails also showed that Fauci was more in the loop than he let on concerning some of the Trump administration’s proposed treatment solutions.
He notoriously second-guessed then-President Donald Trump during a press conference statement about the benefits of using hydroxychloroquine.
Fauci refuted President Trump in a White House press conference on March 25:
Although Fauci seemed taken aback and insisted that the “anecdotal” claims had yet to be conclusively studied, a month earlier he had been looped into an email to Pence on Feb. 29 in which a pair of Oklahoma physicians extensively discussed their research on it.
Fauci also responded to a Feb. 24 inquiry that noted that China had been reporting about its clinical studies with the drug.
“Is there any indication/data to substantiate this claim from China (attached publication) that chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine can decrease COVID-19 infections and lung disease?” wrote Maryland pharmacologist Philip Gatti.
Fauci’s passive reply echoed what he would later convey on the national stage.
“There are no data in this brief report and so I have no way of evaluating their claim,” he wrote dismissively.
“There are a lot of these types of claims going around,” he continued. “I would love to see their data.”
Then in May Dr. Fauci told CNN that hydroxychloroquine was actually “dangerous” and ineffective.
Dr. Fauci told CNN hydroxychloroquine was actually dangerous when used as a prophylactic against coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine had been used safely for 65 years in millions of patients. And so the message was crafted that the drug is safe for its other uses, but dangerous when used for Covid-19.
This statement made headlines throughout the fake new media and it was a complete lie.
After Fauci’s statements on hydroxychloroquine, the tech giants began censoring any mention of the drug. The media mocked President Trump and anyone who suggested the drug was safe and effective. Doctors treating coronavirus patients were suspended from their social media accounts.
And hundreds of thousands of people died.
It was all based on a lie perpetrated by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
But now a new study published at medRxiv suggests that the use of weight-adjusted HCQ and AZM appears to be associated with a more than 100% increase in survival, without a clear correlation with ECG abnormalities.
Dr. Liji Thomas, MD reported at News-Medical:
Treatment options have been limited in the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Earlier optimism regarding immunomodulatory drugs such as azithromycin (AZM) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) seemed to be undermined by results of large interventional trials.
However, a fascinating new study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server (not peer-reviewed*), suggests that such disappointment may have been both premature and unwarranted, based on a re-analysis of over 250 patients on invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) during the first two months of the pandemic.
Using computational modeling, the use of weight-adjusted HCQ and AZM appears to be associated with a more than 100% increase in survival, wi
Fauci is a megalomaniac.
His words were treated like gospel.
And he killed millions.
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And there is more information that it was not just Fauci but all of the top US medical leaders who were in on the hydroxychloroquine lie.
Dr. Meryl Nass, MD, broke this story in The Defender. According to Dr. Nass, the top health officials were all in on the conspiracy against hydroxychloroquine.
Fauci runs the NIAID, Collins is the NIH director (nominally Fauci’s boss) and Farrar is director of the Wellcome Trust. Farrar also signed the Lancet letter. And he is chair of the WHO’s R&D Blueprint Scientific Advisory Group, which put him in the driver’s seat of the WHO’s Solidarity trial, in which 1,000 unwitting subjects were overdosed with hydroxychloroquine in order to sink the use of that drug for COVID.
Farrar had worked in Vietnam, where there was lots of malaria, and he had also been involved with SARS-1 there. He additionally was central in setting up the UK Recovery trial, where 1,600 subjects were overdosed with hydroxychloroquine.
Even if Farrar didn’t have some idea of the proper dose of chloroquine drugs from his experience in Vietnam, he, Fauci and Collins would have learned about such overdoses after Brazil told the world about how they mistakenly overdosed patients in a trial of chloroquine for COVID. The revelation was made in an article published in the JAMA in mid-April 2020. Thirty-nine percent of the subjects in Brazil who were given high doses of chloroquine died, average age 50.
Yet the Solidarity and Recovery hydroxychloroquine trials continued into June, stopping only after their extreme doses were exposed.
Fauci made sure to control the treatment guidelines for COVID that came out of the NIAID, advising against both chloroquine drugs and ivermectin. Fauci’s NIAID also cancelled the first large-scale trial of hydroxychloroquine treatment in early disease, after only 20 of the expected 2,000 subjects were enrolled.
What does all this mean?
- There was a conspiracy between the five authors of the Nature paper and the heads of the NIH, NIAID and Wellcome Trust to cover up the lab origin of COVID.
- There was a conspiracy involving Daszac, Fauci and others to push the natural origin theory. (See other emails in the recent drop.)
- There was a conspiracy involving Daszac to write the Lancet letter and hide its provenance, to push the natural origin theory and paint any other ideas as conspiracy theory. Collin’s blog post is another piece of this story.
- Farrar was intimately involved in both large hydroxychloroquine overdose trials, in which about 500 subjects total died.
- Farrar, Fauci and Collins withheld research funds that could have supported quality trials of the use of chloroquine drugs and ivermectin and other repurposed drugs that might have turned around the pandemic.
- Are the four individuals named here — Fauci, Daszak, Collins and Farrar — intimately involved in the creation of the pandemic, as well as the prolongation and improper treatments used during the pandemic?
The United States still does not know whether Iran is ready to resume compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal and if Tehran continues to violate the pact, the “breakout time” it needs to amass enough fissile material for a single nuclear weapon will shrink to weeks, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday.
“It remains unclear whether Iran is willing and prepared to do what it needs to do come back into compliance,” Blinken told lawmakers. “Meanwhile, its program is galloping forward. … The longer this goes on, the more the breakout time gets down … it’s now down, by public reports, to a few months at best. And if this continues, it will get down to a matter of weeks.”
The United States and Iran began indirect talks in Vienna in April to see if both sides might agree to resume compliance with the 2015 accord under which Tehran agreed to restrain its nuclear program to make it harder to obtain fissile material for a weapon in return for relief from U.S., EU and U.N. sanctions.
The fifth round of talks ended June 2 and diplomats have said a sixth may begin Thursday, though that was not set in stone. The United States abandoned the agreement in 2018, prompting Iran to begin violating its terms about a year later.
Resuming talks Thursday would leave only eight days to reach a pact before Iran’s June 18 election, which is likely to usher in a hard line president. Some delegates say that while a deal is possible by then, it appears increasingly unlikely.
The possibility of a deal has traders anticipating a potential flood of Iranian oil exports in the second half of the year.Commenting on the status of discussions to which he is not a party, International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told reporters Monday in Vienna that his inspectors might have access in Iran further reduced when a temporary monitoring pact expires June 24.
“It’s becoming increasingly difficult,” the Argentine diplomat said. “What’s going on is serious. We have to be aware of this. We cannot limit and continue to curtail the ability of inspectors to inspect and at the same time pretend there is trust.”
IAEA inspectors play a central role in enforcing the deal, which gave them wide access to facilities and scientists across the country. They conducted a record number of snap inspections in recent years, and erected a dense network of cameras, seals and monitoring technologies to alert them if nuclear material is diverted for non-peaceful purposes.
“The IAEA is not only in the middle, it’s in the center of the safeguards process,” Grossi said. “The times require extreme clarity of what is going on.”
Grossi reiterated Iran is not cooperating with an IAEA inquiry into decades-old man-made uranium particles detected at several undeclared sites. His agency is having discussions with Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi about clarifying the investigation but wants Iran to move quicker.
“Talk must lead to conclusions,” Grossi said.
A group of Venezuelans waits to be picked up by Border Patrol after illegally crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into Del Rio, Texas, on June 3, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
DEL RIO, Texas—On any given day in Del Rio, Texas, hundreds of Venezuelans wade across the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States. They’re carrying more belongings than illegal aliens from most other countries. One woman, who said she was a photographer back home, had her professional Nikon camera equipment in her backpack.
They arrive onshore and proceed to change into dry clothes, tossing the wet ones on the ground. Discarded shoes, many looking new, dot the pathway up from the river in two main locations. Some pull out toothbrushes and clean their teeth.
The carrizo cane next to the dirt road rustles as many find cover to go to the bathroom.
State troopers are usually onsite in a large dusty parking area to greet them and pass out water as well as granola bars to the hungry. The wrappers are often discarded on the ground unless a law enforcement officer points them to a trash bin.
Sometimes, a trooper will take a photo of the group, count how many there are, and find out where they’re from. Many of the new arrivals are quick to pull out their smartphones and call loved ones to say they made it.
Then everyone waits for Border Patrol to come scoop them up. It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to more than two hours, as the agency scrambles to keep up with the overwhelming influx. Bags are tossed into the van and bodies pile in the back before they’re whisked to the processing center and then released.
“In just the last 7 days, our agents have encountered over 5,800 migrants from 29 different countries,” Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Chief Austin Skero wrote on Twitter on June 4. “During this same time, 63 smuggling attempts were caught on our highways.”
More than 119,000 illegal aliens from 70 countries have been apprehended in the sector this fiscal year (which began Oct. 1, 2020). Del Rio is a city of just over 35,000 people, while nearby Eagle Pass has about 30,000. The region is mostly ranch land.
The number of Venezuelans coming is immense. In this sector alone, with four months to go in the fiscal year, 10,864 Venezuelans have been apprehended by Border Patrol, according to Customs and Border Protection.
By comparison, for the whole of fiscal 2020, 135 Venezuelans were apprehended.
Many Venezuelans told The Epoch Times they flew to Cancún, then Monterrey, in Mexico, before crossing the river into Del Rio. Some came via Colombia.
A large portion intend to live in Florida—in particular Orlando, Tampa, and Miami—where they already have family members.
The surge has mainly occurred over the past few months. On March 8, the Biden administration said it would grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans already in the United States, allowing an estimated 320,000 people to apply to legally live and work in the country for 18 months.
Temporary protected status, which was created in 1990, grants citizens of eligible nations the ability to stay if they can’t safely return to their home country because of natural disasters, armed conflicts, or other factors.
Citizens of 12 countries are in the United States with temporary protected status. The largest number come from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti, many with U.S. citizen children and spouses. Nationals from Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen also have temporary protected status.
The Trump administration had sought to phase out the program, arguing that it had effectively become permanent residency after repeated extensions, sometimes for decades.
As such, President Donald Trump didn’t grant temporary protected status to Venezuelans, but he did issue an order deferring deportation for a smaller number of Venezuelans on his final day in office.
‘They Had Suspicions’: Former FDA Commissioner Says Fauci Briefed World Leaders On Potential Lab Leak — A Year Ago
Gottlieb told “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson that a senior official in former President Donald Trump’s administration had informed him there was suspicion that the strain “looked unusual,” which prompted Fauci to address the possibility that it had leaked from a research laboratory in Wuhan.
Dickerson began with the public release of Fauci’s emails, asking what Gottlieb made of the content.
“I didn’t think there was anything remarkable in those emails. I don’t think there was anything that Tony said that expressed any ill intent, and nothing that was new,” Gottlieb replied, saying that there had always been two theories on the origins of the virus — a natural derivation or a leak from a lab — but that there had been little real evidence to support either one.
“We have other information now that fits into this picture. The science is one piece of information, but there is a lot of other information that points in the direction that this could have come out of a lab, that we need to have a broader view about the potential risk that this was a lab leak,” Gottlieb continued.
Dickerson pressed Gottlieb on that possibility, pointing out the fact that critics have claimed that Fauci had not been entirely forthcoming with regard to the idea that COVID-19 could have originated in a lab.
“Well, I was told at that time, back in the spring, that Dr. Fauci had gone over to a meeting of world health leaders in Europe and actually briefed them on the information that they were looking at, that this could have been a potential lab leak, that this strain looked unusual,” Gottlieb replied. “I think early on, when they looked at the strain, they had suspicions. And it takes time to do that analysis, and that dispelled some of those suspicions.”
Gottlieb concluded by saying that it was a mistake to only look at the virus from a scientific perspective.
“The broader issue is we look at these things through the lens of science, and not necessarily through the lens of national security,” Gottlieb said. “A scientific mindset looks at the virus and the virus’ behavior and draws a conclusion. A national security assessment looks at that and then looks at the behavior of the Chinese government, the behavior of the lab, other evidence around the lab, including the infections we now know took place, and that changes the overall assessment.”