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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

by A. Joseph Lynch

I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

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FEMALE SWISS GUARDS? A new barracks is under construction for the Swiss Guard in Rome, but the barracks are being built to house women as well as men. It's reported that Francis himself was not aware of this, but it's obvious sexual revolutionaries are running wild in the halls of the Vatican.

FIGHT FOR MONTENEGRO: Orthodox Christians in Montenegro are Serbian Orthodox, yet Western forces have worked tirelessly to reorient the small nation away from its Serbian mother church. Hopes are to split the church in Montenegro in a way that the Ukrainians split their church from the Patriarch of Moscow. When the local archbishop in Montenegro died from the coronavirus, both his episcopal successor and the patriarch consecrating him had to be flown in by helicopter and shielded by police as pro-Western protestors blocked all roads to the church.

SPOTLIGHT - ILLINOIS ORGY: More excellent - if disturbing - reporting from Church Militant. This time uncovering an alleged orgy that took place among clergy in Illinois, including the current Archbishop of Omaha, George Lucas. Lucas had appointed an investigation into the allegations years ago - an investigation that did little investigating into Lucas' involvement while exposing virtually everyone else who took part.

CHINA'S RELIGIOUS REVIVAL: There's a religious revival going on China, especially in terms of Confucianism. 


II. AMERICAN POLITICS

BIDEN'S BAD HOUR: Biden had a very bad hour during the afternoon of September 17. According to the AP, it was all within the span of about an hour that the Pentagon admitted to killing ten innocent Afghani civilians in an airstrike Biden pressed, the FDA rejected COVID booster shots for most Americans, and France recalled its ambassador following the botched AUKUS rollout. Things are going from bad to worse for this administration.

BIDEN APPROVAL TANKING: Quinnipiac now has him at 42%. Newsweek is reporting that voters believe Trump was a better president than Biden. Rasmussen now has Trump beating Biden or Harris in 2024. McLaughlin polling says the same. All further signs Trump will soon announce another run for the presidency.

FEDS AT J6 RALLY: A recent rally held in Washington DC on behalf of those wrongly imprisoned after the January 6 Capitol Riot was bit of a dud as Trump himself rejected if for hear it was being used by his adversaries to instigate false-flag riots that would be pinned on Trump. As it turns out, it appears more police and obviously undercover federal agents attended than supporters of the "J6" political prisoners. 

FAUCI FUNDING RUN WILD: After apparently lying to Congress about funding "gain of function" research - which is arguably tantamount to creating bioweapons - on novel coronaviruses in China, reports have emerged that Fauci also funded "gain of function" research on the far deadlier MERS-like (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus. 

III. THE NATIONS

US AND THE SAUDIS: Robert Mueller, former FBI director who ran a sham investigation into President Trump, is being sued for covering up alleged Saudi involvement in 9/11. Meanwhile the US is pulling air defense weapons from Saudi Arabia as it works a deal to run maintenance operations on Saudi aircraft still involved in a genocidal war against the Houthi of Yemen. As the US-Saudi ties weaken, Saudi Arabia is looking increasingly to the Russians, Chinese, and Indians.

AFGHAN CORRUPTION: The Taliban have seized over $12 million in cash and gold from the homes of former government officials - a further sign of the rampant corruption of the former government and yet another reason why it collapsed so quickly.

INDIA'S GRAND STRATEGY: As China spreads its influence across Eurasia, India pursues its own grand strategy. More from Caspian Report.

EU ARMY? The fallout from the AUKUS rollout continues as the French demand retribution for being denied a role in the alliance and losing billions in a cancelled submarine deal with the Australians. Fearing that the French might torpedo Russian sanctions in the coming weeks, Biden humiliated himself in a recent phone call with French leader Macron and even tacitly approved an EU army that could one day replace NATO. From the Joint US-French Statement: "The United States also recognizes the importance of a stronger and more capable European defense, that contributes positively to transatlantic and global security and is complementary to NATO."


IV. CULTURE OF LIFE, CULTURE OF PROTECTION

COVID HYSTERIA: A leaked Zoom call between hospital administrators revealed the level to which they would lie in order to push COVID hysteria. Meanwhile Project Veritas is revealing more about vaccine coverups.

"RACIST" VACCINE PASSPORTS: In a move we all saw coming, New York's vaccine passports - which are necessary to take part in society - are being branded "racist" as the number of a blacks and minorities who are unvaccinated are far higher than whites. BLM - an unlikely ally - plans to lead an "uprising" against the passports. It will be very interesting to see how this plays out.

TEXAS HEARTBEAT LAW UPDATE: Now allied with Satanists - who recently made abortion a religious ritual - in their opposition to Texas' fetal heartbeat law, abortion proponents are doing everything they can to resist while the law prepares to go before SCOTUS. The new "Catholic" governor of New York plans to bring Texans to her state for abortions. Other states are looking at travel bans to Texas while at least one Hollywood film project is cancelling its Texas production. Now we learn that a Texas "doctor" has performed an abortion to test the law. He's now being sued under the law's own provisions.

AOC'S MET GALA HYPOCRISY: AOC was recently blasted for wearing a "tax the rich" dress at a gala where each person had to pay $30,000-$50,000 a ticket to attend. And none of these attendees wore masks (something that even leftist Bill Maher found hypocritical). She apparently couldn't tell she was a walking billboard for hypocrisy. What are the chances that someone hob-nobbing with the ultra-wealthy will really "tax the rich"?  What's more, the designer of the AOC dress apparently is a tax "deadbeat", owing taxes in multiple states and hit with 15 tax warrants since 2015. 

MASKLESS EMMYS: Much like AOC and other celebrities at the MET Gala, the Emmys featured the country's out-of-touch celebrities crammed into an indoor event with no masks. One comedian, Seth Rogan, made jokes about it. "Rules for thee but not for me" is the name of the game for America's wealthy, liberal elites. They're laughing at us.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

by A. Joseph Lynch

I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

MEL GIBSON SPEAKS OUT: Mel Gibson recently shared his thoughts on the current state of the Church. His comments about Vatican II and Pope Francis aside, Mel Gibson made some very good points about the bishops, scandals, and cancelled priests. Here's the short coverage of the full Gibson video from Taylor Marshall.

A GAY SAINT? Homosexual priest, Michael Judge, who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11, is being pushed for sainthood by gay activists. It's clear the activists are merely using Judge to further their ideology in order to push ahead with homosexuality in Catholic teaching and we hope this movement gains no further traction. 

"NOT DEMOSTRATING CATHOLIC TEACHING": Catholic Democrats at one time used the "Cuomo defense" (a defense Bishop Tobin calls a "pathetic excuse [that] doesn't fly anymore") in regards to their stance on abortion, saying "I'm personally opposed to abortion, but I don't want to impose my beliefs on others." Joe Biden and other "Catholic" Democrats are now openly admitting their defiance to the natural law and Church teaching. Biden recently said "I respect those who believe life begins at the moment of conception... I don’t agree, but I respect that." In response, DC Cardinal Gregory was forced to admit that these words of Biden are "not demonstrating Catholic teaching." Sadly the cardinal, who joyfully condemned President Trump at every chance, would not do the same in his very short, let's-move-along, comments on Biden. 


II. AMERICAN POLITICS

BIDEN'S SAIGON: The fall of Afghanistan is Biden's Saigon - or even worse than Saigon. Watch the the first two parts (part one and part two) of a three part series made by Religion, Sex, and Politics. A video on the fallout is coming soon. In the meantime we're seeing some of that fallout in Vietnam's re-orientation towards China, Taiwan under new pressure, North Korea restarting it's nuclear program, Iran a month away from nuclear bomb materials, and Russia completing the Nord Stream II pipeline to Germany. At home, Biden's domestic program is on the line as Manchin backs out of the $3.5 trillion Democrat spending bill and Democrats now lack the votes to pass it.

BIDEN'S WAR CRIME: After an ISIS-K suicide bomber in Kabul killed 13 American soldiers and over 100 Afghani civilians, Biden needed some kind of quick victory that he could share with the seething American people. Despite conflicting intelligence reports, Biden frantically ordered an airstrike on "high level" ISIS-K targets. It turns out he targeted men filling up water jugs along with their extended family, women and children. Those on the ground thought the attack was ISIS. It turned out it was Joe Biden - who some are accusing of a war crime. And like the fatal withdrawal from Afghanistan, no one in the Biden Administration, the military, or the intelligence community will be held accountable beyond issuing a vague apology.

AMERICAN HOSTAGES IN AFGHANSTAN? Reports indicate that many American citizens are still sitting on airplanes in Kabul waiting for the Taliban to release them. When will they be declared hostages?

MILLEY'S TREASON? Reports from new Bob Woodward and Robert Costa book told of secret phone calls between the head of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. Mark Milley, and his counterpart in China just ahead of the 2020 election and soon after the Capitol Riot of January 6. During theses secret calls, Milley pledged to China that he would warn them should America plan to attack. It was also said Milley held a secret meeting with military leaders to keep Trump from functioning as the commander in chief should war draw near in his final days as president. The leaders, it is reported, were even asked to swear their allegiance to Milley. Should these reports turn out to be true, Milley is certainly open to court martial for treason - an offense punishable in the Constitution by death. It appears there must be something to the story, as excuses for his actions are now coming from the Pentagon while Trump's former SecDef is blasting Milley for his actions. We expect more will develop with this story.

LATEST BORDER CRISIS: Thousands of Hattians are storming across the US border in Texas in the newest border crisis under Biden's watch. Drone video revealed stunning images of illegal immigrants crossing the Rio Grande on their way into an unsanitary federal encampment in Texas. The numbers, however, swelled so large that they exceeded the government's ability to supply them with water and food. A virtual economy is now growing on site as immigrants go back and forth between Mexico and Texas for supplies. All this comes as Biden announced his new vaccine mandate will not include illegal immigrants. The dramatic images were so shocking that we are not at all surprised that Biden ordered the FAA to shut down the site's airspace to drones. It is a clear cover up of yet the most recent Biden disaster. Rather than help seal the border so this won't happen again, today it was announced Biden plans to fly many of the Hattians home. How long before they work their way back to the border?

NEWSOM WINS RECALLS: It appears the 6 million Trump voters opted out of the California recall election this week as less than 3.5 million voted to remove Newsom while 5.8 million voted to keep him. The GOP needs to recognize its MAGA base if it is going to win elections - even in states like California. Meanwhile, Newsom has a free hand to impose new COVID restrictions and vaccine passports while the Democrat-controlled California legislature plans to make future recalls tougher.


III. THE NATIONS

AUKUS - PACIFIC NATO? Australia - which is in the middle of a draconian-fascist lockdown over the coronavirus - has announced a new alliance partnership with the US and the UK, taken together called AUKUS. The goal of the alliance is to ensure Australia has access to nuclear submarines - an anti-Chinese move if ever there was one. China is furious. Meanwhile, Japan and India are angry they have been cut out of the alliance, and France is seething as Australia backed out their conventional submarine contract. What's more, no nation who sails nuclear submarines lacks nuclear bombs. Will Australia soon be going nuclear?

MEXICO, ABORTION, & COLUMBUS: In what appears to be a response to the US Supreme Court's favorable - if perhaps temporary - ruling on Texas' abortion law, the Mexican Supreme Court unanimously voted to decriminalize abortion nationwide. This comes as troubling news as Mexico is the world's second largest Catholic country. We were not surprised to see Mexico City stuck by a massive earthquake that very night. Within days of this ruling, Mexico City announced it was removing a statue of (Catholic) Christopher Columbus and replacing it with a monument dedicated to (pagan) indigenous women. It's clear who's in charge in Mexico.

TAIWAN - THE WESTERN TOEHOLD: China is threatening to send military aircraft over Taiwan - which would all but shut down commercial flights into and out of the island - after "the blob" in DC leaked the US might upgrade diplomatic ties with Taiwan. All this follows a conversation between Biden and Xi Jinping in which Biden assured Xi Jinping that the US wants peace. Meanwhile Taiwan continues to act as a Western toehold in the far east, becoming the first Asian "nation" to legalize gay marriage. Even now a recent video from the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is treating gay rights as though they were human rights. Perhaps it's time Taiwan goes home to China.

AMERICA'S FOREIGN POLICY IN TATTERS: What is America's role in the world in 2021? Are we in a better position now than on September 11, 2001? Pat Buchanan offers some analysis.


IV. CULTURE OF LIFE, CULTURE OF PROTECTION

"FDA APPROVED" VACCINE EXPLAINED: Despite being "FDA approved", the Pfizer vaccine being distributed today is still the EUA (emergency use authorized) vaccine and not the FDA approved "Comirnaty" vaccine. The two vaccines might be virtually identical in all but name, but Robert Barnes explains why Comirnaty is not on the market: 1) once Comirnaty is widely in use, the EUAs for vaccines like those from J&J and Moderna will lose their EUA status; 2) until Comirnaty is FDA approved for all children, Pfizer could be liable to lawsuit in cases of dangerous vaccine reactions. It's clear the FDA approval was not meant to reassure of the public of the vaccine's safety but rather to give cover to politicians to begin vaccine mandates - like the one recently announced by Biden - and even vaccine passports.

VACCINE PASSPORTS - RACIAL SEGREGATION: A recent report from Brownstone reveals striking parallels between vaccine mandates and racial segregation. A vaccine passport system in New York, for example, means that "86.4% percent of African-Americans are excluded from participation in public life, as well as 85.2% of Asians, and 80% of Hispanics." Read the full report for more.

HOW DANGEROUS IS COVID? According to The Atlantic, roughly 48% of those hospitalized with the coronavirus were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms. This could mean that many hospitalized with other ailments, yet who tested positive for COVID, are being labeled as "COVID hospitalization" - very misleading. Given this are we at all surprised that this leaked Zoom call between hospital officials revealed their plans to make the virus seem more dangerous that it really is?

END OF THE US MILITARY? Roughly half of all men in uniform have not been vaccinated - yet the military now requires this of them by December 15. Many will choose not to be vaccinated and be drummed out of the service. Is mandatory vaccination against a disease that has a 99% survival rate (and likely an even higher survival rate for healthy men in the military) worth losing upwards of half your fighting force? Perhaps this was the plan all along for those on the Left who are driving these mandates.

BANNING CHILD BRIDES: While the Philippines is a largely a Catholic, it 's southern islands are home to many Muslims, and sadly many dangerous Salafis. Spearheaded by a Catholic priest, the nation has now passed a legal ban on child brides - a practice all too common in the poorer areas of the  Islamic south. Those caught marrying children now face up to 30 years in prison.

MINNEAPOLIS CHAOS: In the wake of the George Floyd death and Chauvin trial, it's being reported that traffic stops in Minneapolis have dropped 74% and and foot patrols plunged 69%, while murders in Minneapolis are on track to reach a 20-year high. This comes as a Minneapolis man who fired on police was acquitted for self-defense. The woke mob is in control and the citizens of the city are going to suffer accordingly.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

by A. Joseph Lynch

I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

RESSOURCEMENT INTERVIEW: We haven't been the biggest fans of Bishop Barron of late, but we enjoyed his recent interview with retired theology professor, Larry Chapp, on the resourcement theologians of the 20th century. Barron and Chapp discuss how they are supremely orthodox, not modernist, and how they synthesized the rich Catholic theological traditions from the patristic and medieval periods. While we at AoA are still not sold on von Balthazar, the interview is well worth the watch.  We also invite you to read Chapp's blog, Gaudium et Spes 22 (named after what is perhaps the best article of all Vatican II's documents).

TX PRIEST OPPOSES ABORTION LAW: Texas' fetal heartbeat won a massive - if perhaps only temporary - victory at the Supreme Court this week. Naturally abortion supporters have lost their cool. Even the "conservative" pundit Dick Morris has begun screaming that the law will doom Republicans in 2022 and 2024. The law is also revealing cracks within the Church, as one Texas priest is speaking out against the law. Sadly in today's ecclesial climate, we doubt he'll face censure from his ordinary.

MASKS, VACCINES, AND SACRAMENTS: Bishops and priests are taking a hard line on vaccines and masks. It appears as though one Kentucky bishop is sidelining priests from their sacramental duties if they have not been vaccinated. Meanwhile a priest in Chicago plans to violate canon law by denying Communion to any parishioner not wearing a mask. And of course, canon law was disregarded in Chicago as the non-Catholic lesbian Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, received Communion only feet from Cardinal Cupich.


II. AMERICAN POLITICS

WHO SHOULD RESIGN? According to Rasmussen, 52% of Americans think Biden should. The total disaster in Afghanistan reveals many more should resign with him. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin and General Milley were apparently too busy studying "white rage" to operate a strategic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken was totally unable to negotiate with the Taliban or other regional leaders to negotiate a speedy withdrawal for our civilians. Jake Sullivan, Biden's National Security Advisor, is to blame for the bad information Biden was given during the disaster. The whole team needs to be scrapped. And after Harris' disastrous visit to Vietnam (see below), she should go, too.

BIDEN EXPOSES THE SAUDIS? In a surprise move sure to further upset the neocon and neolib warmongers in Washington, it appears as though Biden has signed an executive order to release sealed FBI documents concerning Saudi government involvement in 9/11. It's take twenty years, but we hope what is revealed will make it well worth the wait.

WHO'S COMING? Over 100,000 Afghanis are on their way to America at this hour. Sadly very few of them are our allied co-workers in the war whose lives are in danger from Taliban reprisal. Troubling more is just how few of them were vetted before being placed on planes. We've now learned that American citizens, Afghan allies, and US service dogs were left behind while Afghan men with their "child brides" were brought home. Is American now in the business of child sex trafficking? 

US FOREIGN POLICY SHOT: Who would trust America enough to be her ally now? Answers from Pat Buchanan


III. THE NATIONS

ABE SUCCESSOR RESIGNS: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has resigned. Could Abe be preparing a return to power?

AFGHANISTAN'S SILK ROAD: The Taliban have not only announced a partnership with China, but it plans to integrate Afghanistan into China's "Belt and Road" initiative which seeks to create a modern day silk road across Eurasia. It will undoubtedly bring new resources to Afghanistan and help China further divert its supply lines from from the sea lanes dominated by the US Navy.

DISASTER IN VIETNAM: On the run from any Afghan fallout, Kamala Harris led a US delegation to Vietnam, a vital potential ally against China in our struggle over the South China Sea. Sadly Harris undid years of diplomatic efforts with the Vietnamese government by 1) openly meeting with NGOs seeking to overthrow the Vietnamese government; 2) making such bombastic statements about China that the Vietnamese government effectively denounced the US for them; and 3) treating a monument dedicated to shooting down American fighter pilots in Vietnam as thought it was a monument dedicated to John McCain. Harris might have avoided the press coverage of Afghanistan, but she left the Vietnamese - and the world - laughing at us. 


IV. CULTURE OF LIFE, CULTURE OF PROTECTION

"TRANS" SEX OFFENDER: The advocates of "trans rights" appear to be a fa├žade for an attack on women as sex offending men can claim "trans" status to prey on women in women's bathrooms and locker rooms. This is precisely what took place when a sex offending male - who now identifies as a woman - exposed himself to at least one underage girl and her mother at a California spa.

FASCIST AUSTRALIA: Fascists are taking power in Australia as COVID is being weaponized for government control over each and every Australian. According to Zero Hedge, the "government of South Australia is running a trial for a system that could eventually force citizens to take a photo of themselves via a government app to report their location on demand within 15 minutes of authorities requesting it, or face a police investigation." COVID rules of course didn't keep a police department from violating social distancing rules to hold an LGBT office party. Ideology trumps all.

TEXAS SIX-WEEK ABORTION BAN: While we've already mentioned the successful roll-out of the Texas fetal heartbeat law (see above), Dr. Steve Turley reviews the law and explains why the pro-life movement is taking ground in America.