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Earlier this week in Tokyo, Joe Biden said the U.S. would involve itself directly in the defense of Taiwan, in the event of a Chinese attack. It appears the great president of equality and love is willing for the United States to have a simultaneous war with China and Russia. He has arbitrarily extended a security commitment that would involve our country in its biggest war since WWII if it were ever triggered. Be not deceived - Bumblin' Biden thinks he is a king, a foreign policy genius, and a great war strategist, however, the commander-in-chief is becoming the monster he wishes to vanquish. All hail king nothing -- now, if we can only afford to buy him a crown. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks about KING NOTHING. #GroundZero #ClydeLewis #KingNothing https://groundzeromedia.org/5-25-22-king-nothing/ Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis is live M-F from 7-10pm, pacific time, and streamed for free at groundzero.radio. There is a delayed broadcast on our local Portland affiliate station, KPAM 860, from 9pm-12am, pacific time. For radio affiliates near you, go to talkstreamlive.com. To listen by phone: 717-734-6922. To call into the show: 503-225-0860. The transcript of each episode will be posted after the show at groundzeromedia.org. In order to access the entire archived shows/podcasts, you must sign up on our secured server at aftermath.media. If you want access to the entire online Ground Zero library, which includes videos, audio clips, e-books, e-magazines, documents, a news aggregator, a social media platform, plus the archived shows/podcasts, it's $12 a month. Check out the yearly specials!
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Top Stories:-Kern County Sheriff Homicide detectives are investigating a deadly shooting In Delano last night-A vigil was held last night for a person killed in a shooting over the weekend in East Bakersfield.'-President Biden continues his first trip to Asia as Commander-in-Chief in Japan today, meeting with the Prime Minister
President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opens the trip in South Korea on Friday and ends in Japan next week at a time when world events are resetting the foundations of the global order. Among the issues on the table for Biden are seeking ways to show tighter relationships, rethinking national security aims, launching a new trade framework and improving the availability of computer chips after a debilitating shortage. Ukrainian authorities say their troops repelled a Russian attack in the east, as Moscow struggled to gain ground in the region that is now the focus of the war even as it intensified its campaign there. Battered by their monthslong siege of the vital port city of Mariupol, Russian troops need time to regroup. But Britain's Defense Ministry said in an assessment they may not get it. The city and the steelworks where Ukrainian fighters have held off the Russian assault for weeks have become a symbol of Ukraine's stoic resistance. With the battle for the steel plant winding down, Russia has already started deploying troops away from the site. But the British assessment Friday indicated Russian commanders are under pressure to quickly send them elsewhere. Authorities say two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in Chicago. The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's restaurant on the city's Near North Side. A church service was held Thursday night to remember the victims of the 10 killed in Buffalo. In sports, the Celtics blow out the Heat to even their series, The Lightning strikes late to go up 2-0 on the Panthers, a roaring start for Rory at the PGA, and walkoff homers for the Mets and Orioles. Oklahoma's Legislature has given final approval to another Texas-style anti-abortion bill. Abortion providers say once the bill is signed, it would be the most restrictive abortion ban in effect in the country. Its passage is part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights. The bill would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement. It now heads to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is expected to sign it. A $40 billion infusion of military and economic aid for Ukraine and its allies has cleared the Senate and will head to President Joe Biden for his signature. All Democrats and most Republicans rallied behind the latest, and possibly not last, U.S. financial salvo against Russia's invasion. Approval comes three weeks after Biden requested a smaller $33 billion version. Though the margins in both chambers were overwhelming, many of the “no” votes in the House and Senate came from supporters of former President Donald Trump's isolationist agenda. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said before Thursday's vote that it was “beyond troubling” that some Republicans were adopting Trump's “soft-on-Putin playbook.” Meanwhile, Biden hosted leaders of Sweden and Finland at the White House for a meeting as the two nations seek to join NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge. Assistant district attorney Gary Hackbush said the indictment of 18-year-old Payton Gendron was handed up Wednesday. He was silent throughout the proceeding and sent back to jail. Someone shouted “Payton you're a coward!” as he was led out. Ten people were killed and three others wounded in the Saturday shooting at the Tops Friendly Market in a predominantly Black neighborhood of Buffalo. Authorities are continuing to investigate the possibility of hate crime and terrorism charges. Testimony continued as Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax, Virginia, over a 2018 op-ed she wrote describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” More Americans applied for jobless aid last week, but the total number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits is at a 53-year low. Applications for unemployment benefits rose by 21,000 to 218,000 for the week ending May 14, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Former President George W. Bush is facing criticism after mistakenly describing the invasion of Iraq — which he led as commander in chief — as “brutal” and “wholly unjustified.” Bush then corrected himself to say he meant to refer to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The 75-year-old former president made the comment during a speech Wednesday night in Dallas, and jokingly blamed the mistake on his age. U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quickly signed off on the advice. The decision opens a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids, just like what is already recommended for everybody 12 and older. Regulators this week authorized the extra dose to be given at least five months after youngsters' last shot. CDC's advisers endorsed it during a public meeting on Thursday. The Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for “Chariots of Fire” and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died. The composer known as Vangelis was 79. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and other officials expressed their condolences Thursday. Greek media reported that Vangelis died in a French hospital late Tuesday. Vangelis started playing the piano at age 4, although he claimed he never learned to read notes. His big breakthrough came with the score for “Chariots of Fire,” a 1981 film that told the story of two British runners in the 1924 Olympics. Vangelis' score received one of the four Academy Awards the film won, including best picture. The Food and Drug Administration's commissioner says a shuttered baby formula factory could be up and running by next week. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf faced congressional anger Thursday for not answering questions about whether his agency should have intervened earlier at the Michigan plant tied to a national formula shortage. Members of a House subcommittee questioned Califf about why the FDA didn't step in when there were signs of problems at Abbott Nutrition's plant last fall before it was closed. The shortage has rattled parents and become a political headwind for President Joe Biden, who's invoked the Defense Production Act to ease supply. Califf asked lawmakers for new food safety funding. The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of tweaking rules because of the pandemic, including allowing films to debut on a streaming service, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch in movie theaters. —The Associated Press See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In fairness to new (Black, LGBTQ) White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, defending President Biden's plan to beat inflation with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy, is not empirically possible...even with years of job explaining experience. Nevertheless, Jean-Pierre's early awkwardness may be due to the fact that she has to read her notes, and can't think on her feet. But she's not alone, and not the worst at this. Witness the word salads of Vice President Kamala Harris, or the mystifying rambling of the Commander in Chief, or the air-grasping babbling of the Speaker of the House. Bill Whittle's Moving Back to America is a production of our Members. Join us today at https://BillWhittle.com
In this episode, we discuss the thirty-two possible question on your U.S. Citizenship Civics Test, "Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?" Andrea will provide instructions on how to find your representative.As you prepare for your U.S. Citizenship Test, you can download my "Audio Pack", which includes all 100 civics lessons, a Citizenship Guide, and Audio Flash Cards for easy memorization of all 100 questions & answers at StudyWithAndrea.com/USA.Support the show
With family: Numbers 28; Psalm 72 Numbers 28 (Listen) Daily Offerings 28 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the people of Israel and say to them, ‘My offering, my food for my food offerings, my pleasing aroma, you shall be careful to offer to me at its appointed time.' 3 And you shall say to them, This is the food offering that you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs a year old without blemish, day by day, as a regular offering. 4 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; 5 also a tenth of an ephah1 of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with a quarter of a hin2 of beaten oil. 6 It is a regular burnt offering, which was ordained at Mount Sinai for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the LORD. 7 Its drink offering shall be a quarter of a hin for each lamb. In the Holy Place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the LORD. 8 The other lamb you shall offer at twilight. Like the grain offering of the morning, and like its drink offering, you shall offer it as a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD. Sabbath Offerings 9 “On the Sabbath day, two male lambs a year old without blemish, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with oil, and its drink offering: 10 this is the burnt offering of every Sabbath, besides the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. Monthly Offerings 11 “At the beginnings of your months, you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls from the herd, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish; 12 also three tenths of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with oil, for each bull, and two tenths of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with oil, for the one ram; 13 and a tenth of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering for every lamb; for a burnt offering with a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the LORD. 14 Their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bull, a third of a hin for a ram, and a quarter of a hin for a lamb. This is the burnt offering of each month throughout the months of the year. 15 Also one male goat for a sin offering to the LORD; it shall be offered besides the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. Passover Offerings 16 “On the fourteenth day of the first month is the LORD's Passover, 17 and on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast. Seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. 18 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, 19 but offer a food offering, a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls from the herd, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old; see that they are without blemish; 20 also their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil; three tenths of an ephah shall you offer for a bull, and two tenths for a ram; 21 a tenth shall you offer for each of the seven lambs; 22 also one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you. 23 You shall offer these besides the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a regular burnt offering. 24 In the same way you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD. It shall be offered besides the regular burnt offering and its drink offering. 25 And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. Offerings for the Feast of Weeks 26 “On the day of the firstfruits, when you offer a grain offering of new grain to the LORD at your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, 27 but offer a burnt offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD: two bulls from the herd, one ram, seven male lambs a year old; 28 also their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah for each bull, two tenths for one ram, 29 a tenth for each of the seven lambs; 30 with one male goat, to make atonement for you. 31 Besides the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, you shall offer them and their drink offering. See that they are without blemish. Footnotes  28:5 An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters  28:5 A hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters (ESV) Psalm 72 (Listen) Give the King Your Justice Of Solomon. 72 Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!2 May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice!3 Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!4 May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor! 5 May they fear you1 while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!7 In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more! 8 May he have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River2 to the ends of the earth!9 May desert tribes bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust!10 May the kings of Tarshish and of the coastlands render him tribute; may the kings of Sheba and Seba bring gifts!11 May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him! 12 For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper.13 He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy.14 From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight. 15 Long may he live; may gold of Sheba be given to him! May prayer be made for him continually, and blessings invoked for him all the day!16 May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field!17 May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed! 18 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.19 Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! 20 The prayers of David, the son of Jesse, are ended. Footnotes  72:5 Septuagint He shall endure  72:8 That is, the Euphrates (ESV) In private: Isaiah 19–20; 2 Peter 1 Isaiah 19–20 (Listen) An Oracle Concerning Egypt 19 An oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.2 And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, each against another and each against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom;3 and the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out, and I will confound1 their counsel; and they will inquire of the idols and the sorcerers, and the mediums and the necromancers;4 and I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard master, and a fierce king will rule over them, declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 5 And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched,6 and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt's Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away.7 There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.8 The fishermen will mourn and lament, all who cast a hook in the Nile; and they will languish who spread nets on the water.9 The workers in combed flax will be in despair, and the weavers of white cotton.10 Those who are the pillars of the land will be crushed, and all who work for pay will be grieved. 11 The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the wisest counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, “I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”?12 Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you that they might know what the LORD of hosts has purposed against Egypt.13 The princes of Zoan have become fools, and the princes of Memphis are deluded; those who are the cornerstones of her tribes have made Egypt stagger.14 The LORD has mingled within her a spirit of confusion, and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.15 And there will be nothing for Egypt that head or tail, palm branch or reed, may do. Egypt, Assyria, Israel Blessed 16 In that day the Egyptians will be like women, and tremble with fear before the hand that the LORD of hosts shakes over them. 17 And the land of Judah will become a terror to the Egyptians. Everyone to whom it is mentioned will fear because of the purpose that the LORD of hosts has purposed against them. 18 In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of hosts. One of these will be called the City of Destruction.2 19 In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border. 20 It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them. 21 And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the LORD and perform them. 22 And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them. 23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.” A Sign Against Egypt and Cush 20 In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and captured it—2 at that time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3 Then the LORD said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,3 4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt. 5 Then they shall be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and of Egypt their boast. 6 And the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, this is what has happened to those in whom we hoped and to whom we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria! And we, how shall we escape?'” Footnotes  19:3 Or I will swallow up  19:18 Dead Sea Scroll and some other manuscripts City of the Sun  20:3 Probably Nubia (ESV) 2 Peter 1 (Listen) Greeting 1 Simeon1 Peter, a servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Confirm Your Calling and Election 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,5 and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body,8 to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Footnotes  1:1 Some manuscripts Simon  1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface  1:3 Or by  1:3 Or virtue  1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse  1:8 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12  1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters  1:13 Greek tent; also verse 14  1:17 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved (ESV)
Live from the No Panic Zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America—God Bless You and let's do this! This is the Steve Gruber show— raw and unrefined—delivering the cold hard truth—don't worry it's good for you! Here are three big things you need to know right now— ONE— In California—climate change has led to a collapse of common sense—and forward thinking—and now more than a quarter of all charging stations for cars—don't even work— TWO— The World Health Organization wants control over health policies in 193 nations across the world—including the United States—and Joe Biden wants them to have it— THREE— To say President Biden and hid Administration is losing touch with America more every day—would be far too kind— New polling shows the feeble Commander in Chief has dropped under water in 46 of 50 states—it is something that I quite simply have never seen before— It began last year with the disastrous cut and run fiasco in Afghanistan—and its been getting worse ever since—the border is a disaster—and the war in Ukraine is not something most Americans think we should be dumping tens of billions of dollars into— And the Democrats dream that they would be saved by the end of Roe V Wade have been given the sobering truth—Americans are not so dedicated to abortion—that they will sacrifice the nation on the altar of radical 2nd and 3rd trimester killings of children in the womb— No—the failures of President Biden on every single policy you can name—has left the country rejecting Democrats and their socialist policies across the board— I mean OK— Roe V. Wade may or may not be overturned by the Supreme Court—it's likely but in the meantime—Americans are having other concerns—for example— Baby formula is scarce – The stock market is tanking – Gas prices are at all-time record highs – Free speech is being censored – Human trafficking is up – Mental health crises are exploding – Drug overdoses and deaths are out of control – Violent crime is leaving bodies in the streets – The border is wide open – and getting worse – The Russians are talking nuclear war – Iran is getting nukes soon – So is North Korea – AND Schools are teaching kids to hate each other – Plus— Inflation is eating people alive—worse and worse every single day!
It was a weekend of protests--and in some cases violence--in the wake of the news that Roe v. Wade may be overturned by the supreme court. The First contributor, Tiana Lowe, joins Buck to discuss the left's major meltdown. Plus, President Biden is set to deliver a major speech on inflation - Host of 'Bigger Than Politics,' Shermichael Singelton, joins Buck to discuss what he thinks the Commander-in-chief will say to help the growing crisis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Look, Mr. Magoo should never have been made President of the United States, but the Democrats are ruthless and reckless, so now we have an almost 80-year-old dementia patient who needs a teleprompter for speeches that is so big, it literally can't fit in the Oval Office. Let's hope that the ruling elites constant antagonism of Russia doesnt result in a major war with a nuclear armed power, as our Commander-in-Chief isn't fit to command a tugboat in a bathtub. Plus, the Left continues to lose its mind over the impending SCOTUS decision. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
George Friedman, Peter Zeihan. Ukraine, Russia, China, Taiwan Ukraine Draws the Limits of Power to Russia & China | George Friedman China Is Not Russia and Taiwan Is Not Ukraine | Peter Zeihan Ukraine's Geography and Economy Putin's Russia Is Dying in Ukraine, Intelligence | Peter Zeihan, George Friedman Ukraine Draws the Limits of Power to Russia & China | George Friedman https://youtu.be/dX1N5bce--I 47,258 views Apr 29, 2022 GEONOW While politicians and analysts worry that China might take advantage of the Ukraine war to seize Taiwan, they should consider Beijing's potential windfall from the geopolitical and economic collapse of its closest international partner. Already, China has been served up a rich offering of Russia's distressed companies and trade-sanctioned oil, gas, coal, gold, industrial metals, and food commodities suddenly made illegal to most other countries on world markets. At a time of record food prices, US$100 oil, and raging global inflation, China has been gifted access to this bounty of discounted resources, courtesy of Russia's self-inflicted crisis and the unprecedented level of sanctions imposed on its economy by the West. (India, the other major beneficiary, has already picked up a cargo of Russia's Urals crude at a discount of 20 percent in defiance of Western sentiments and sanctions). The Russians are also pumping hard cash into China's slowing economy. Cut off from the global banking system, desperate Russian companies and individuals are rushing to open accounts with Chinese financial institutions. The capital flight and transfer of wealth from Russia into the world's second-largest economy are likely to be substantial and possibly sustained. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nb3L... ✅ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/3slupxs https://beacons.ai/GEONOW #Evergrande #Ukrainewar #GeorgeFriedman #Energycrisis #China Ukraine Draws the limits of Power to Russia & China | George Friedman China Is Not Russia and Taiwan Is Not Ukraine | Peter Zeihan https://youtu.be/DJPfucMsw-o 105,191 views May 1, 2022 GEONOW 22.8K subscribers Russia's invasion of Ukraine — the most consequential military conflict Europe has witnessed since the Second World War — has riveted the attention of the world. Observers have grappled with the meaning of the act of aggression and scrambled to ponder the wider implications of the war. Almost inevitably people look to draw analogies—both historical and contemporary ones. One popular contemporary analogy is between Russia's actions vis-à-vis Ukraine and China's approach to Taiwan. Beyond some broad-brush parallels — the most obvious parallel being that both Ukraine and Taiwan are peace-loving democracies that are the objects of belligerent irredentism on the part of more militarily powerful and threatening neighboring autocracies — there are also significant differences. Xi Jinping's China is not Vladimir Putin's Russia, and Taiwan is not Ukraine. China Is Not Russia Russia under Putin has repeatedly dispatched its armed forces for combat missions overseas to a range of countries, including Georgia, Syria and Ukraine, as well as conducted major military interventions against other states, most recently Kazakhstan (albeit at the invitation of that country's president). Moscow has also actively supported armed groups and militias in some of these same countries and others. Taiwan Is Not Ukraine The fact that Ukraine is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was almost certainly a decisive factor in Putin's calculus to invade Ukraine. Russia's commander in chief knew that his invading forces would likely not have to contend with the militaries of any other countries. And if there were any lingering doubts in the Kremlin about the disposition of the most powerful member of NATO, U.S. President Joe Biden stated publicly that the United States would not send military forces to help defend Ukraine. Nevertheless, the Biden administration has taken strong steps to reinforce NATO allies in Eastern Europe and provide robust military assistance to Ukraine. ✅ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/3slupxs https://beacons.ai/GEONOW #China #Ukrainewar #Taiwan #Peterzeihan #energycrisis China Is Not Russia and Taiwan Is Not Ukraine | Peter Zeihan Source: https://twitter.com/PeterZeihan Global Macro Series #12 | feat. Peter Zeihan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZGl... Here's What Happens If China Invades Taiwan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNZ0s... 古琴Guqin】《初见》---古琴深情獨奏《东宫》主題曲 | 自得琴社 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQZ2U... https://www.usip.org/publications/202... Ukraine's Geography and Economy https://youtu.be/P6bYve3Ufik 31,018 views Apr 28, 2022 Zeihan on Geopolitics Putin's Russia Is Dying in Ukraine, Intelligence | Peter Zeihan George Friedman https://youtu.be/u_DLk7HCYYE 179,038 views Apr 29, 2022 GEONOW Russia and its military have lagged considerably behind the Ukrainians in several categories: logistics, communications, and especially in metabolizing and deploying new technology, such as drones. It is especially in this latter instance where Kyiv has shown a remarkable nimbleness over Moscow. But the battle is now shifting to an artillery tit-for-tat in eastern Ukraine, where Stingers and short-range drones will be less useful for the Ukrainians. It is also exactly the kind of battle that the Russians have trained for, and is why I believe my overall assessment will still hold: that the Russians will ultimately overrun the Ukrainians, especially as the conflict moves past May. Russia's lagging technological prowess has several historical analogues. One of the best known is the Battle of Crimea, a battle that Russia ultimately lost. The outcome isn't what I want to highlight here, but rather that Russia spent years and roughly half a million lives until it surrendered. In conflicts that Russia deems necessary to its survival--against Napoleon, the Brits and the French, the Germans, Hitler--the Russians will fight until they simply cannot fight any longer. Do not expect the current war in Ukraine to be any different. The fatality figures reported from Ukraine are staggering. Some 7,000 to 15,000 Russian soldiers, many of them inexperienced conscripts, are already reported dead after a month of fighting, according to NATO estimates. That's already likely higher than the more than 10,000 losses Russia suffered in Chechnya over two campaigns of fighting (1994-1996 and 1999-2000) and on par with the 15,000 losses the Soviet Union took over a decade in Afghanistan—much less the 2,500 U.S. soldiers lost fighting in Afghanistan over two decades. The body bags from Ukraine will only pile up higher as Russian forces move in to fight and capture key urban areas. 00:00:00 Peter Zeihan 00:03:30 George Friedman https://twitter.com/PeterZeihan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLjID... ✅ Subscribe: https://bit.ly/3slupxs https://beacons.ai/GEONOW #PeterZeihan #Ukrainewar #GeorgeFriedman #Energycrisis Putin's Russia Is Dying in Ukraine, Intelligence | Peter Zeihan George Friedman
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On today's ZBT we've got 5 rounds in the magazine .... ROUND 1: A delightful tale of beautiful head. No, we aint talkin Blow Jibbers… A Luxury Bathroom curated by the troops @ Joint Base Lewis McChord will make you wanna flush every other latrine youve ever been to. ROUND 2: Attention to detail remains important. A couple of inspectors at the Mexico= US Border discovered that some strawberry puree would leave you tweaking if you were to add it to your morning smoothie. ROUND 3: Heroes among us. National forest fighter fighters (no word if they were volunteers or not) help rescue a woman who was in a precarious situation deep inside the woods. ROUND 4: Some virtual fisticuffs happened this weekend. A Mil spouse battle took place on facebook and it's an even more intense rivalry than Army/Navy games. Round 5: Elon Musk chat because we work on the internet and we have to or else it would be dereliction of duty.
Is the reported history of the Commander-in-Chief of the Thirteen Colonies the truth? Was he killed on the battlefield or was it something different? Here's a closer look at the events that turned the tides of the French & Indian War.
News of President Kennedy's assassination sent shockwaves around the world. And at the epicenter of those shockwaves sat one Jim Angleton. His actions following Kennedy's death would help stoke tales of conspiracies that, perhaps, people within the U.S. government had killed their own Commander-In-Chief, a concern the President himself expressed just before his untimely death. Angleton played a key role in the investigation of President Kennedy's murder, though what that role was is still hard to say. Along the way, Angleton's paranoia and misplaced trust would destroy the careers of faithful CIA officers and sincere Soviet defectors. Eventually, Angleton would be forced out of the agency, and the extent of his secret empire would be uncovered, revealing the vast trove of secrets squirreled away in the floorboards of the intelligence agency he helped to build. Coming soon, the conclusion to the story of James Jesus Angleton, on CIA Files, True Stories of U.S. Intelligence. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ciafiles/support
Howie talks about the double standards of the left namely how a teacher got fired for saying the words 'colored' while our commander in chief has said the same and much worse.
Listen in as we get to spend some time with CMSgt Barbara Gilmore. She came to visit us back in January during the Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award (CINC IEA). She was one of the five judges who came to visit us and our rivals, Ramstein! Chief explains a bit about the award process and also shares some challenges she's faced while in the AF.
Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 109 Psalm 109 (Listen) Help Me, O Lord My God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 109 Be not silent, O God of my praise!2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.3 They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.4 In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.15 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6 Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!8 May his days be few; may another take his office!9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow!10 May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!11 May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!12 Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!13 May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth! 16 For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.17 He loved to curse; let curses come2 upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far3 from him!18 He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak4 into his body like water, like oil into his bones!19 May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!20 May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life! 21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.23 I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.24 My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads. 26 Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!27 Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!28 Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak! 30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.31 For he stands at the right hand of the needy one, to save him from those who condemn his soul to death. Footnotes  109:4 Hebrew but I am prayer  109:17 Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come  109:17 Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far  109:18 Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soaked (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Leviticus 15 Leviticus 15 (Listen) Laws About Bodily Discharges 15 The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, When any man has a discharge from his body,1 his discharge is unclean. 3 And this is the law of his uncleanness for a discharge: whether his body runs with his discharge, or his body is blocked up by his discharge, it is his uncleanness. 4 Every bed on which the one with the discharge lies shall be unclean, and everything on which he sits shall be unclean. 5 And anyone who touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 6 And whoever sits on anything on which the one with the discharge has sat shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 7 And whoever touches the body of the one with the discharge shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 8 And if the one with the discharge spits on someone who is clean, then he shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 9 And any saddle on which the one with the discharge rides shall be unclean. 10 And whoever touches anything that was under him shall be unclean until the evening. And whoever carries such things shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 11 Anyone whom the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 12 And an earthenware vessel that the one with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water. 13 “And when the one with a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes. And he shall bathe his body in fresh water and shall be clean. 14 And on the eighth day he shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons and come before the LORD to the entrance of the tent of meeting and give them to the priest. 15 And the priest shall use them, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. And the priest shall make atonement for him before the LORD for his discharge. 16 “If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until the evening. 17 And every garment and every skin on which the semen comes shall be washed with water and be unclean until the evening. 18 If a man lies with a woman and has an emission of semen, both of them shall bathe themselves in water and be unclean until the evening. 19 “When a woman has a discharge, and the discharge in her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual impurity for seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. 20 And everything on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean. Everything also on which she sits shall be unclean. 21 And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 22 And whoever touches anything on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 23 Whether it is the bed or anything on which she sits, when he touches it he shall be unclean until the evening. 24 And if any man lies with her and her menstrual impurity comes upon him, he shall be unclean seven days, and every bed on which he lies shall be unclean. 25 “If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days, not at the time of her menstrual impurity, or if she has a discharge beyond the time of her impurity, all the days of the discharge she shall continue in uncleanness. As in the days of her impurity, she shall be unclean. 26 Every bed on which she lies, all the days of her discharge, shall be to her as the bed of her impurity. And everything on which she sits shall be unclean, as in the uncleanness of her menstrual impurity. 27 And whoever touches these things shall be unclean, and shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 28 But if she is cleansed of her discharge, she shall count for herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean. 29 And on the eighth day she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons and bring them to the priest, to the entrance of the tent of meeting. 30 And the priest shall use one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. And the priest shall make atonement for her before the LORD for her unclean discharge. 31 “Thus you shall keep the people of Israel separate from their uncleanness, lest they die in their uncleanness by defiling my tabernacle that is in their midst.” 32 This is the law for him who has a discharge and for him who has an emission of semen, becoming unclean thereby; 33 also for her who is unwell with her menstrual impurity, that is, for anyone, male or female, who has a discharge, and for the man who lies with a woman who is unclean. Footnotes  15:2 Hebrew flesh; also verse 3 (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 19–20 Isaiah 19–20 (Listen) An Oracle Concerning Egypt 19 An oracle concerning Egypt. Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift cloud and comes to Egypt; and the idols of Egypt will tremble at his presence, and the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.2 And I will stir up Egyptians against Egyptians, and they will fight, each against another and each against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom;3 and the spirit of the Egyptians within them will be emptied out, and I will confound1 their counsel; and they will inquire of the idols and the sorcerers, and the mediums and the necromancers;4 and I will give over the Egyptians into the hand of a hard master, and a fierce king will rule over them, declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 5 And the waters of the sea will be dried up, and the river will be dry and parched,6 and its canals will become foul, and the branches of Egypt's Nile will diminish and dry up, reeds and rushes will rot away.7 There will be bare places by the Nile, on the brink of the Nile, and all that is sown by the Nile will be parched, will be driven away, and will be no more.8 The fishermen will mourn and lament, all who cast a hook in the Nile; and they will languish who spread nets on the water.9 The workers in combed flax will be in despair, and the weavers of white cotton.10 Those who are the pillars of the land will be crushed, and all who work for pay will be grieved. 11 The princes of Zoan are utterly foolish; the wisest counselors of Pharaoh give stupid counsel. How can you say to Pharaoh, “I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”?12 Where then are your wise men? Let them tell you that they might know what the LORD of hosts has purposed against Egypt.13 The princes of Zoan have become fools, and the princes of Memphis are deluded; those who are the cornerstones of her tribes have made Egypt stagger.14 The LORD has mingled within her a spirit of confusion, and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit.15 And there will be nothing for Egypt that head or tail, palm branch or reed, may do. Egypt, Assyria, Israel Blessed 16 In that day the Egyptians will be like women, and tremble with fear before the hand that the LORD of hosts shakes over them. 17 And the land of Judah will become a terror to the Egyptians. Everyone to whom it is mentioned will fear because of the purpose that the LORD of hosts has purposed against them. 18 In that day there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of hosts. One of these will be called the City of Destruction.2 19 In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border. 20 It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt. When they cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them. 21 And the LORD will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the LORD in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the LORD and perform them. 22 And the LORD will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the LORD, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them. 23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24 In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25 whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.” A Sign Against Egypt and Cush 20 In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and captured it—2 at that time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,” and he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3 Then the LORD said, “As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush,3 4 so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt. 5 Then they shall be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush their hope and of Egypt their boast. 6 And the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, this is what has happened to those in whom we hoped and to whom we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria! And we, how shall we escape?'” Footnotes  19:3 Or I will swallow up  19:18 Dead Sea Scroll and some other manuscripts City of the Sun  20:3 Probably Nubia (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Galatians 1:1–10 Galatians 1:1–10 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—2 and all the brothers1 who are with me, To the churches of Galatia: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. No Other Gospel 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—7 not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. 10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant2 of Christ. Footnotes  1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verse 11  1:10 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV)
With the devastating invasion of the Emir Temür, better known as Tamerlane, in 1395, the Golden Horde had suffered a grievous wound. Its armies were dealt crushing defeats; its Khan Toqtamish was sent fleeing for his life; and the major cities of the Horde had all been sacked by the Timurids. The Horde was now held together with a wish and prayer, and in the hands of the powerful lord Edigü. Today in our final episode on the Golden Horde, we take you through its slow breakup in the century after Tamerlane's attack. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest. We should note that the fall of the Golden Horde was not a single moment or event. 1380, 1395, 1480 or 1502 are not simply switches where the Golden Horde ceased to exist. Rather, it was a centuries long process, with edges of the empire breaking away or being reclaimed, while multiple claimants for power fought each other and sometimes succeeded in reunifying parts or all of the khanates. Rather than a sudden collapse, it was more like waves ebbing to and fro with the tide, and as they withdraw, they pull back a bit further each time, only to in time not return at all. The Golden Horde of the fifteenth century was a very different beast from the one Öz Beg had ruled in the early fourteenth century. Steadily, though not immediately the cities of the steppe along rivers like the Volga diminished in size and were largely abandoned. Even Sarai, thoroughly sacked by Tamerlane, remained the nominal capital and continued to be fought over for generations. The overland international trade networks which had once so enriched the Jochid khans dried up as the route across Asia became too dangerous, and the merchants who still made the trek were redirected elsewhere. Rounds of bubonic plague still struck on occasion, and with the end of the medieval warm period, the steppe environment itself steadily became less accommodating with colder winters and less productive grasslands. It was not the end to animal husbandry or even agriculture in the steppe, but it was no longer the great, organized system enjoyed by the Jochids in their heyday. Political instability marked the region accordingly; whereas from Batu until the 1360s the Jochid Khans had maintained peace throughout the steppes, now rival claimants raided or invaded each other, at times annually. While Tamerlane did not end the Golden Horde, his attack aggravated and worsened these problems. The ten years of relative peace Toqtamish had overseen as khan had simply not been long enough to recover from the previous two decades of troubles, and now each problem reared its ugly head once more. After Tamerlane's withdrawal in 1396, he left the state reeling in his wake. Toqtamish Khan had survived, but his armies were broken. Tamerlane had installed a new khan, Quyurchuq, a son of Urus Khan, but Quyurchuq had little authority without Tamerlane's presence. Edigü, a non-Chinggisid lord and leader of the Manghit peoples, quickly maneuvered Quyurchuq Khan out of the way, and installed his own puppet, a distant relation of Toqtamish named Temür Qutlugh. Edigü was a wily figure, a skilled politician and one of the wealthiest, most powerful lords within the Golden Horde. Long had he fought Toqtamish, first alongside Urus Khan, and then alongside Tamerlane. Once Tamerlane began to withdraw from the Horde for the final time, Edigü promptly betrayed him and began gathering his own forces to overthrow Tamerlane's puppet. Edigü, as a non-Chinggisid, could not claim the title of khan himself. But by making the khans dependent on him for power and military support, Edigü could hold real authority over the realm. As beylerbeyi, Edigü commanded immense influence among the qarachu families; that is, the non-Chinggisid military elite, those generally bore the title of beğ (pronounced as bey). Every khan that Edigü would enthrone had to confirm Edigü as beylerbeyi, the bey of beys; which Khan Temür Qutlugh promptly did. This gave Edigü an institution position akin to vizier or commander-in-chief, “advising” the khan to do exactly what Edigü wished. In turn the khan continued to function in a more ceremonial role and remained official head-of-state, and his name continued to be minted on coinage. No matter how powerful Edigü might be, in the steppes the prestige of Chinggisid rulership was too strong to be cast aside, and attempting to rule in his own right would have presumably resulted in open rebellion against him. Almost two hundred years since Chinggis Khan's death, his spectre still loomed large over Asia. Edigü and Temür Qutlugh's confirmation took place not a moment too soon, for Toqtamish and his sons were in the midst of collecting forces to retake the khanate. Assisted by the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Vytautas the Great, Toqtamish and his Lithuanian allies invaded the Golden Horde in 1399, only to be defeated but Temür Qutlugh Khan and Edigü at the Vorskla River in 1399. The battle solidified Edigü's dominance, with Vytautas' army annihilated, many Lithuanian princes killed and both Vytautas and Toqtamish sent fleeing for their lives. Though Toqtamish continued to seek the throne until his death in 1406, it was clear that Edigü was too strong to be ousted so quickly. And lest Temür Qutlugh Khan have grown too haughty after such a victory, he died in unclear circumstances soon after the battle. Edigü then enthroned Temür Qutlugh's brother, Shadi Beğ, as khan. Under Edigü's stewardship, efforts were made to stabilize the Golden Horde. He retook Khwarezm after Tamerlane's death, often raided the Rus' principalities and laid siege to Moscow in 1408, sparing the city in exchange for a ransom of 3,000 rubles. Some economic recovery is indicated from the restarting of mints in some of the Horde's major cities. A considerable quantity of coinage entered the markets, some of it quite high quality, a sign of Edigü's effort to jump-start the economy. To help legitimize himself in light of his lack of Chinggisid credentials, Edigü made himself the standard bearer of Islamization of the remainder of the nomadic population, continuing the process begun by Özbeg. He went as far as to claim descent from the sufi shaykh Baba Tükles, a mythical figure who in popular legend had converted Özbeg to Islam. As in turn Baba Tükles was supposed to be descended from the Caliphs, this gave Edigü an ancient, if almost entirely fictitious, pedigree. Still, descent from the successors of Muhammad was useful when portraying oneself as an almighty Muslim monarch and a champion of Islam. But powerful as Edigü was, his might was not supreme. His puppet khan Shadi Beğ did not enjoy being a puppet and sought to remove Edigü from the scene. Learning of the plot, Edigü routed and chased Shadi Beğ from the Horde. He then enthroned Shadi Beğ's nephew, Bulad, a son of the late Temür Qutlugh. This relationship was likewise fraught; according to the Rus' Nikonian Chronicle, Edigü had to rush to lift his siege of Moscow when he learned that Bulad had grown irate at Edigü. When Bulad died in 1410, Edigü then enthroned Bulad's brother Temür. Khan Temür proved even less amenable to Edigü, for upon becoming khan Temür refused to confirm Edigü as beylerbeyi, the institution which gave Edigü his power. Edigü's supporters abandoned him as Temür sought to capture him, his armies pursuing Edigü to Khwarezm. Nearly was Edigü's life forfeit, until he was saved by an unlikely source; Jalal al-Din, known to the Rus' as the Zeleni Sultan, and a son of the late Toqtamish Khan. Jalal al-Din had aided Duke Vytautas of Lithuania against the Teutonic Order at the famous battle of Grünwald in 1410, and in turn for his support was provided troops to assist him in reclaiming the Horde. While Temür Khan's armies had Edigü under siege in Khwarezm, the khan himself was killed by Jalal al-Din bin Toqtamish. News of it reached Temür Khan's generals, who lost heart and dissipated while Jalal al-Din was enthroned as Khan in Sarai, inadvertently saving Edigü's life. After years of dreaming for the position and restoring his family to honour, Jalal al-Din Khan had accomplished his greatest desire, and could begin the hunt for Edigü… until he was murdered by his brother, Qibaq, in October 1412. Another brother, Kerim Berdi, took the throne, while Qibaq, backed by Vyautas of Lithuania, challenged him for it. The only thing which had held these brothers together had been their father and the quest for the throne; with the throne now theirs, they tore themselves apart for it. The 1410s and 20s went on in this fashion, highly reminiscent of the tumultuous 1360s and 70s. Kerim Berdi killed Qibaq in battle, only for both Edigü and Vytautas to declare new khans. Vytautas had another of Toqtamish's sons, Jabbar Berdi, declared khan in Vilnius, while Edigü chose another Tuqa-Temürid, Chekre. Cherke seized Sarai, only for Jabbar Berdi to kill Kerim Berdi, take Sarai and chase out Edigü's candidate. And that situation lasted until one of Kerim Berdi's sons, Sayyid Ahmad I, was declared khan and threw out Jabbar Berdi. And the pattern continued, with Vytautas and Edigü both declaring new khans immediately upon learning the news. This went on until 1419, when one of the last of Toqtamish's sons, Kadir Berdi, and Edigü himself, were finally killed in battle. The 1420s proved no better in the aftermath of Edigü's death. A man named Muhammad was enthroned as Khan, but his identity in uncertain, and could possibly be a number of notable Chinggisids who bore the name. In the 1420s the khan in Sarai became just one khan amongst several, and so passed a bewildering number of khans, the order and lengths of the reigns of which are a continuous subject of debate. While more ambitious khans dreamed of reinvigorating the Horde, the borders of the state broke away, with the Timurids, for instance, retaking Khwarezm. The situation stabilized slightly over the 1430s as three main powers emerged; east of the Ural river, Abu'l Khayr Khan, founder of the Uzbek Khanate; Küchük Muhammad Khan, a grandson of Temür Qutlugh, in the Volga steppe, and Sayyid Ahmed II Khan, another Tuqa-Temürid, west of the Don River. Küchük Muhammad's nearly twenty year reign, from 1435-1459, is when scholarship begins to call the state the Great Horde, to distinguish it from its neighbours, the newly emerging successor khanates. While Küchük Muhammad is usually designated the most ‘legitimate' khan of the Golde Horde, at least in scholarship, each of the competing khans in these years saw themselves as the actual ruler of the Horde. Each tended to demand the Rus' princes pay tribute to them, a source of much confusion and fear for the Rus', who watched closely the political developments. The Rus' were not idle spectators or skillfully playing off the khans, for they spent much of these years locked in their own lengthy civil wars. The Grand Prince, Vasili II Vasilivich, still had to flee his capital due to Mongol attacks, and was even captured by troops of Ulugh Muhammad Khan. Regularly, the Rus' still paid annual tribute to the Khan of the Great Horde. But even the relatively calm 1430s were no salve for the unity of the Horde, and the fragmentation continued, with both the emergence of more Chinggisid and non-Chinggisid polities. Kazan, in the lands of the Volga Bulghars, became an independent realm under the heirs of Ulugh Muhammad Khan, who had been khan of the Golden Horde until his ouster in 1438. Along the Ural River emerged the Nogai Horde under the sons of Edigü. As Edigü's sons belonged to the Manghit clan, the ruling strata of the Nogai Horde, you will sometimes see this Horde called the Manghit yurt or ulus. North of the Nogais emerged a proper Khanate of Sibir, or Siberian Khanate, ruled by a branch of the Shibanids. In 1459 on the death of Küchük Muhammad, Khan of the Great Horde, he sought to divide the khanate between his sons Mahmud and Ahmad. But Ahmad soon chased out Mahmud, who fled to Hajji Tarkhan, modern Astrakhan at the Volga Delta. Mahmud and his sons turned Astrakhan into their powerbase, and in turn its own independent khanate. In the far east, the newly emerged Uzbek Khanate fell into internal fighting after the death of Abu'l Khayr Khan, which led to a group of young princes breaking off and founding the rival Kazakh Khanate in the 1450s. In 1442, Crimea and the surrounding steppes came under the rule of Sayyid Ahmad II Khan's nephew, Hajji Giray, establishing the Crimean Khanate's long ruling Giray Dynasty. Hajji Giray, and his son Mengli Giray, dedicated their lives to the hatred of the heirs of Küchük Muhammad, whose line monopolized the position of Khans of the ever declining Great Horde. For over twenty years, Hajji Giray fought repeatedly with Küchük Muhammad's son, Ahmad Khan. Ahmad enjoyed few successes; his alliance with Poland against the Crimean Khan brought little help, while the Nogais and other khanates and Hordes bordering him raided his lands, splitting his attention in every direction. His situation was further hampered with the obstinence of the new Grand Prince of the Rus', Ivan III of Moscow. Ivan III brought Moscow out of its lengthy period of civil war, and renewed the drive to dominate the other principalities. Like his predecessors, Ivan III had recognized the overlordship of the Khan. But he also recognized the reality of the situation, for he maintained diplomacy with the other emerging khans, particularly the Crimean. From the 1440s onwards there had been gaps in the deliverance of Rus' tribute to the Horde, becoming ever more spotty upon Ivan's official ascension in 1462, culminating in 1471 when Ivan ceased the payment of tribute altogether. Ahmad Khan frequently sent messengers to Ivan demanding the resumption of the tribute, or for Ivan to come and reaffirm his submission in person. The ever more frustrated Ahmad Khan, surrounded and beleaguered by powerful rivals, needed this Rus' tribute. His first march on Moscow in 1472 was aborted, and ordered another attack on Ivan in 1480 in cooperation with his Polish ally, King Casimir IV. Ivan III did not back down, and sent his army to repel the khan. The two foes faced off across the Ugra River over the summer and into the autumn of 1480. Khan Ahmad waited in vain for Casimir, who never arrived. Arrows were shot, arquebuses were fired; Ivan worried the river would soon freeze and allow Ahmad free passage, but Ahmad retreated first, downtrodden his ally had failed to show. His son Murteza raided Moscow territory as they withdrew, and Ahmad was murdered the next year. So ended the Great Stand on the Ugra River, a much overemphasized staring contest. Only centuries later did chronicles see it as an epoch in the independence of the Rus'. It did not directly affect either parties' standing, and to contemporaries was simply another scuffle amidst hundreds. Twenty years later after the Ugra stand, Ivan sent a message to Ahmad's son and successor, Shaykh Ahmad Khan, inquiring about resuming their earlier relationship in the midst of a fierce round of struggle with Lithuania. From 1474 to 1685, Moscow sent annual tributes, under the name of pominki, to the Crimean Khans. But raids and attacks by the khans were no longer as devastating as they had once been, with the expansion of better defensive networks by the Rus', including more stone fortifications and ever-improving firearms technology. Seemingly, the armies of the Khans no longer came with such overwhelming forces, and the chronicles which once spoke of Toqta's brother Duden handily destroying 14 cities across Rus', begin to describe the Rus' repelling or pursuing Tatar raiders. Assaults on cities, such as Ahmad's brother Mahmud Khan's failed siege of Ryazan' in 1460, were beaten back with heavy losses on the part of the attackers. In other cases, the Khans fell prey to other khans; Mahmud's 1465 attack on Rus' was intercepted by an army of the Crimean Khan Hajji Giray, who often allied with Moscow against the Great Horde. The khans of the Horde no longer enjoyed a monopoly on military power. Instead of masters of the steppe, they were now members within a political system, facing off with rivals of comparable power, while their own might had shrunk considerably. The khan could no longer unilaterally oppose his will. After Ahmad Khan's death in 1481, his sons attempted to act as co-rulers but were soon at each other's throats, further weakening the Great Horde while their rivals grew in might. Shaykh Ahmad bin Ahmad Khan emerged the victor. While he had aspirations of reuniting the Horde, his efforts proved futile. Shaykh Ahmad Khan's reign proved to be one of disaster. His cousin in Astrakhan openly defied him; Ivan III of Moscow allied with Mengli Giray of Crimea against the Great Horde. In an effort to outflank Moscow and Crimea, Shaykh Ahmad sought to restore the military alliance with Lithuania, but no great support ever came of it. Rounds of plague and bad seasons further harmed the Horde's cities, pasture lands and crops; harsh winters and poor grazing resulted in the deaths of thousands of horses almost every year of the 1490s. Famine weakened his forces, destroyed his herds and caused thousands to flee to neighbouring khanates. By the start of the sixteenth century Shaykh Ahmad was desperate, and in winter 1501 he led his underfed and weakened army in one last gamble, seeking to push west of the Dnieper for greener pasture. But he was trapped in a vicious snowstorm, and cut off from the rest of his forces. His demoralized army suffered for months, and began to trickle off to the territory of the Crimean Khan, Mengli Giray. Shaykh Ahmad suffered his own personal losses; already depressed from the failure of the Lithuanians to arrive, Shaykh Ahmad watched the last of his brothers fall ill and die. As Mengli Giray summoned the entirety of his forces to crush the khan, Shaykh Ahmad's will finally broke when his own wife abandoned him with much of his family and most of his remaining troops— to join Mengli Giray. When Mengli Giray met Ahmad near the Dnieper in June 1502, the Khan of the Great Horde, who in the time of Özbeg was allegedly capable of raising 300,000 men, was caught with a paltry 20,000. Chased from the field, his palace ordu looted, Shaykh Ahmad Khan spent the rest of his life on the run, and spent much of his last twenty years in Lithuania a political prisoner. So, according to traditional scholarship, did the humiliating career of the final Khan of the Great Horde end, and traditionally 1502 serves as the end date for the Golden Horde. However, in recent decades this view has been challenged. Historians like Leslie Collins have demonstrated thoroughly how after 1502 Mengli Giray dramatically grew in strength and began to style himself as Great Khan of the Great Horde; a claim recognized in diplomacy by his Ottoman overlord, the Rus', the Poles and the Lithuanians. What is now argued is that, to contemporaries, the Great Horde did not end in 1502; the throne was simply taken by another branch of the dynasty, as it had so many times before. Absorbing the remnants of the Great Horde's lands, troops and wealth, the power of the Crimean Khans grew considerably as they expanded eastwards into the former heart of Shaykh Ahmad Khan's realm. By the 1520s under Mengli's son, Mehmed, their influence stretched past the Volga as they put candidates onto the thrones of Kazan and Astrakhan. In a sense, the Horde was briefly reestablished. However, Mehmed was killed by Nogais in 1523, who then raided as far as Crimea, precipitating years of internal fighting for the Crimean throne and leading to the Ottomans taking greater control over the Crimean succession. Meanwhile without a common enemy in the form of the Great Horde the Crimean alliance with Moscow quickly frayed. The Princes of Moscow, now masters of Rus', were eager to gain access to the Volga trade, and take advantage of the weakness of the Volga Khanates, particularly under Ivan IV and his crusade-minded advisers. In 1552 the first khanate, Kazan, fell to Ivan's armies; Astrakhan followed in 1554. It is Ivan IV, by the way, who is popularly known as Ivan Grozny, or Ivan the Terrible, and who in 1547 took the imperial title of Tsar, a derivation of Latin Caesar. During the dominance of the Golden Horde, Tsar had been the title reserved for the Khans, whereas the Rus' princes were knyaz. What Ivan was signalling, in a way, was that the now the Prince of Moscow had replaced the Jochid khan as master of the Rus'. The powerful Crimean Khan Devlet I Giray sought to halt Moscow's expansion, with yearly raids and in 1571, even succeeded in capturing and burning down Moscow. This brief victory was followed by a humiliating defeat at Molodni the next year. The Crimean Khans reluctantly ceded control of the former eastern lands of the Golden Horde to Moscow. This last campaign proved to be the final great success of steppe armies over the Rus'. In the following decades, the Russian Tsardom soon stretched deep into Siberia. The continuous warfare of the fourteen and fifteenth centuries, coupled with epidemics and environmental stresses, left for the Russians nothing but depopulated, weakened khanates to pick off one by one; only to the south, in the great steppe, did the Crimean Khans armies stop Russian expansion; an expansion halted, as much as anything, by logistical difficulties in crossing the steppe, and threat of Ottoman support for the Crimean Khanate, rather than any military capability on the part of the Crimeans. Though the Crimean Khanate launched continuous raids on the southern frontier of Muscovy, Lithuania, Poland and assisted the Ottomans in campaigns into Eastern and Central Europe, they were no longer unassailable. Raids sent on Moscow's order, or undertaken by the fiercely Cossack hosts who now roamed the steppes, now penetrated into the Crimean peninsula itself. Still, they clung on. Over the 1700s the Russian Empire steadily encroached and isolated Crimea, while Ottoman support became ever more tepid. Only in 1783 was the Crimean Khanate finally annexed by Empress Catherine the Great, shortly after the Russians had essentially ended its political independence. The final Crimean Khan, Şahin Giray, was executed a few years later by the Ottomans. When the Kazakh Khanates were finally dissolved by the Russians in the following century, so with them went the last vestiges of the Golden Horde, and the Mongol Empire. So ends our history of the Golden Horde, and in turn the Mongol Empire. Be sure to turn in next week as we wrap up our series on the Chinggisid empire, and leave you with considerations for the start of our next series, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals Podcast to follow. If you enjoyed this and would like to help us continue bringing you great content, consider supporting us on patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.
Reading is delivered by Precillia Orgreta and meditation is delivered by Leoni Christianingrum from Saint Peter's School in Jakarta, Indonesia. Jeremiah 20: 10-14; Rs psalm 18: 2-3a.3b-4.5-6.7; John 10: 31-42 SPIRITUAL WAR The theme for our meditation today is: Spiritual War. In this war, the commander in chief on the one hand is the Lord and Satan is on the other. Angels and saints are on the Lord's side carrying out their duties as warriors, while on the other side there are Satan's soldiers. This war is not to come up with the result who wins and who loses. We know very well that in dealing with strength or weakness, it is certain that God is far more powerful than Satan. This war always aims to capture the number one quality of God's creation, which is we human beings. We are His beloved people. Every person is called and determined to be what he or she will be from the moment of conception in their mother's womb. This first call is complemented by our services and missions in the world. But Satan does not care about all these precious qualities. Satan and the companions actually envy at every human being. They have ambitions to bring people into their kingdom which is dark and evil. When Satan is able to captured some human persons, he must enjoy to used all of their human qualities to strengthen and preserve his kingdom. The prophet Jeremiah was famous for his intelligence in preaching the word of God. But he was hated and opposed by his opponents who were actually possesed by demons, the enemies of God. This spiritual war centered on the truth of God's wisdom that the prophet maintained and defended. But his courageous effort was paid by the various evil treatments from his enemies who also opposed the Lord. This war also took place between Jesus and his enemies, namely the Pharisees and the scribes. The real truth to be maintained and defended is on the divinity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus is the true messenger of the Father in heaven, and He is united with the Father. For the enemies, this is no other that a blasphemy of the God whom they believed. They were not in the same mind with Jesus, that the almighty God is equal with Jesus of Nazareth who was just an ordinary person like them. This war is a spiritual one because it is full of battles on the basis of argument, thought, belief, and the principle of faith. When each party stands by its own principle, division or separation will be the final outcome. The lord of darkness and evil, Satan, remains a constant enemy of the Lord of truth, the almighty God. This division and battle continue to happen to this moment. As long as the world still exists, the division and battle also exist because Satan has never stopped working with all his strategies to capture human beings who are given freedom to live and walk on this earth. There will be no longer experience of this spiritual war, only when one's own death comes to take him or her away from this world. What will be the reality after our death is a determination whether we will go to the kingdom of Heaven or the vice versa to the kingdom of Satan. After our death, there is no more spiritual war. There is only a journey to our eternal destination. Let's pray. In the name of the Father ... O God, our Lord of life and death, may we always be strong during every moment of temptation and deception of the devil, so that we can always be on Your side. Our Father who art in heaven... In the name of the Father ... --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/media-la-porta/message
President Joe Biden joked to trade union workers that the US might send American soldiers to war in Ukraine. His comment was made during a speech to the American Building Trades Unions' legislative conference on Wednesday. President Biden told the union workers that the war in Ukraine could continue for a long time. He quipped, “And by the way, If I gotta go to war, I'm going with you guys. I mean it.” President Biden wasn't joking yesterday in the White House when former President Obama stole the show away from the Commander in Chief. Joe Biden was seen wandering in the White House with nobody who wanted to talk to him. Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart. Airdate 4/6/22.
Howie gives the callers an opportunity to give thanks to our Commander in Chief for such things as high gas prices, bare grocery store shelves and our border insecurity. Plus Justin Manning gives us an update on the real estate market.
Did you know that the President of the United States only has six duties outlined in the Constitution? On today's episode Carl examines all of Congress's responsibilities that they've handed over to the president and why WE THE PEOPLE must take them back. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did you know that the President of the United States only has six duties outlined in the Constitution? On today's episode Carl examines all of Congress's responsibilities that they've handed over to the president and why WE THE PEOPLE must take them back. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this very special episode of YBIG, we are joined once again by one of our ver good friends Tim! They are a sick ass drummer in a band called Moon Cruiser, plus a booking type person, who has planned the first ever Burritofest at The Comet in Cincinnati this May! Join the YBIG crew for a retrospective look at our wonderful commander in chief, as well as some of the all time great ladies in music! What could possibly go wrong?!FOLLOW TIM: Twitter: https://twitter.com/localohioman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomothymoller Burritofest Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2140818509409428/ Artists Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/54dCsQj9KRRgiGwddCREec?si=7b0e152ec77941f6 Write in to the show at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow us on twitter @ybigpodcast The YBIG theme song is courtesy of hey, ily! Additional music courtesy of Jake Boutwell.
This week, as a deterrent and deflection of the utter mess imposed upon our world and nation due to the totalitarian regimes of Biden and Putin, the left-wing media machine continues to distort the truth intentionally. The purpose of which is to drive not only a deeper divide between our people but to keep us away from God and the teachings we should all be reflecting upon during this Christian season. As Ukraine, but specifically, its people continue to fight for their right to life and liberty, here at home, Joe Biden and his left-wing minions of liberal lunacy strive in every way to disembowel the heart and soul of American nationalism. Ever since the end of World War II, the American liberal elites in this country have distorted the truth in their teachings that nationalism is terrible and ultimately leads to Hitler-like action. This utter nonsense and the ultimately inner workings of a systematic process of today's liberal machine to ensure that our country bows to the ever demands of the Democrat Party. Since last Sunday's dismal Academy Awards Program, the left-wing media machine has blasted their opinions of the "Slap Heard Round the World," citing Will Smith's physical assault of Chris Rock during a verbal exchange to include comedic jokes against Smith's wife, Jada. Folks, let me tell you; I could care less about this Hollywood nonsense - for there are more important things happening across the world and in our own country than a bunch of overpaid, diapered movie screen stars hitting and verbally assaulting one another. Our nation's inflation rate continues to spiral out of control. Millions of Ukrainian refugees are fleeing their homeland; North Korea is shooting new and improved intercontinental ballistic missiles, gasoline remains at $4.20 a gallon, Democrats are warning of a COVID resurgence, and Vladamir Putin has become boxed-in with only a nuclear option as a last result. The world sits on the brink of a global conflict, and a blabbing, buffering buffoon in Joe Biden continues his pathetic reign as our nation's commander-in-chief. During our season of Lent, a time when we should be coming together to celebrate the return and rise of our Christ, we are asked to turn a blind eye to the invasion of our country from illegal immigration, the financial ruin of our country in favor of upsetting those wish to engage in un-Godly principles and poor jokes. We have exchanged our way of life; the moral compass now points inward instead of out - no more does helping one another seem as exciting as fulfilling one's desires. Joe Biden and the Democrats have duped so many, which is frightening that this is just the beginning. Over the next two weeks, as we await and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who paid the ultimate price for our sins with his death; I ask, where are you now in your relationship with God? Where are you with your relationship with your spouse, family, co-workers, and community? COVID is not to blame for our continual and spiritual decline. Instead, as we celebrate the life of our Christ over the next two weeks, we should reject the liberal policies that neglect his teachings and get back to the pride we once had as Christians...and Americans. Music courtesy of Greg Shields Music. http://www.reverbnation.com/GregShields
The U.S. Commander in Chief speaking in public suggests regime change in Russia and U.S. troop deployments in Ukraine. Whether he's sloppy or becoming senile, who can muzzle President Joe Biden before he gaffes us into war? Stephen Green, Scott Ott and Bill Whittle break down the news in light of conservative principles five times each week, thanks to our Members who fund this enterprise. You can join us now when you click the big green button at https://BillWhittle.com . To donate without becoming a Member, click the big blue button. Thank you.
With his more frequent blunders and continued steep cognitive decline, President Joe Biden may be getting more than just encouragement for him to exit stage left as Commander In Chief. Are Democrats secretly planning an off-ramp for Biden's resignation, in an effort to save the party by throwing him overboard? Also, Dan and Aimee's trip to Las Vegas is highlighted by a moving rendition of 'How Great Thou Art' from Carrie Underwood.
Ein Standpunkt von Wolfgang Effenberger.Am Freitag, dem 25. März 2022, besuchte US-Präsident Joe Biden - zugleich „Commander in Chief“(1)- im polnischen Rzeszow, rund 90 Kilometer von der Grenze zur Ukraine entfernt, die Angehörigen der 82. Luftlandedivision.Er dankte ihnen für Ihren Einsatz und wies darauf hin, „dass es in dem aktuellen Konflikt um mehr gehe, als den Menschen in der Ukraine zu helfen und die «Massaker» zu stoppen.“(2) Beim Krieg in der Ukraine stehe weit mehr auf dem Spiel als das Schicksal einer Nation. Und letztlich gehe es auch um die Demokratie und um die Freiheit der Kinder und Enkel der amerikanischen Soldaten. Im globalen Wettbewerb komme es darauf an, dass sich Demokratien und nicht Autokratien durchsetzen. In ihrer Geschichte hatten die USA jedoch häufig überhaupt keine Skrupel, sich mit Diktatoren einzulassen oder demokratisch legitimierte Regierungen zu stürzen, sofern die multinationalen US-Konzerne davon profitierten oder es den geopolitischen Zielen diente. Die Propagandaabteilungen der CIA oder des Pentagons konnten diese Vorgänge meistens hervorragend kaschieren. Erst im Jahr 2009 gestand Präsident Barack Obama in seiner Rede an die islamische Welt als erster US-Regierungschef öffentlich den Sturz (1953) von Irans erstem demokratisch gewählten Premierminister Mohammed Mossadegh ein, was die CIA jahrzehntelang geleugnet hatte: „Mitten im Kalten Krieg spielten die Vereinigten Staaten eine Rolle beim Sturz einer demokratisch gewählten iranischen Regierung.“(3) ... hier weiterlesen: https://apolut.net/us-oberbefehlshaber-biden-an-der-ostflanke-von-wolfgang-effenberger+++Apolut ist auch als kostenlose App für Android- und iOS-Geräte verfügbar! Über unsere Homepage kommen Sie zu den Stores von Apple und Huawei. Hier der Link: https://apolut.net/app/Die apolut-App steht auch zum Download (als sogenannte Standalone- oder APK-App) auf unserer Homepage zur Verfügung. Mit diesem Link können Sie die App auf Ihr Smartphone herunterladen: https://apolut.net/apolut_app.apk+++Abonnieren Sie jetzt den apolut-Newsletter: https://apolut.net/newsletter/+++Ihnen gefällt unser Programm? Informationen zu Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten finden Sie hier: https://apolut.net/unterstuetzen/+++Unterstützung für apolut kann auch als Kleidung getragen werden! Hier der Link zu unserem Fan-Shop: https://harlekinshop.com/pages/apolut+++Website und Social Media:Website: https://apolut.net/Odysee: https://odysee.com/@apolut:aRumble: https://rumble.com/ApolutInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/apolut_net/Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/apolut_netTelegram: https://t.me/s/apolutFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/apolut/Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/apolut See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is one of 86 Documentary radio programs produced from 1954-58 by the Master of Radio Biographies, Joseph O. Meyers. Introductory video to the program provides background information about this particular program on President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The show was aired just two days short of the 10th anniversary of FDR's death on April 12, 1945. This is quite a powerful story of an amazing President who not only got America through the Great Depression, but also was Commander-in-Chief through all but the last few months of World War II. This excellent documentary on FDR will be stored in the "Biography in Sound" Playlist on this podcast originating from Soundcloud.com
Whenever the economy is doing poorly, the knee jerk reaction for many Americans is to blame the sitting President, Democrat or Republican. But Brian Riedl from the Manhattan Institute has a new article showing that your favorite commander in chief, or even the one you hate, doesn't have that much power over the economy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Host Reed Galen is joined by fellow Lincoln Project Co-Founder Rick Wilson to discuss the latest with the Russia-Ukraine war and the downward spiraling of Vladimir Putin, the effect fracturing democracy at home has on the rest of the world, and the multi-faceted importance of President Joe Biden's commander in chief moment.
You may think you know all that you need to about the Watergate scandal, its origins, its evolution and its implications. But there has been a lot of new information in the last couple of decades that is simply not in earlier full histories of the scandal. Journalist and popular historian Garrett Graff has written a new history of Watergate called, “Watergate: A New History,” the first overall picture of Watergate in quite some time. David Priess sat down with Garrett to talk about the contours of the Watergate scandal, and in particular, about some of its national security and foreign policy episodes. They discussed the evolution of Nixon's thinking involving the tapes that he recorded of his White House conversations, the extraordinary order that the Secretary of Defense gave during the height of the scandal to warn soldiers about following the commander-in-chief's orders, and more.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Amy McGrath is an American hero (she became the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18) who ran against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky in 2020. She sits down with Joe Walsh and they both discuss their worries regarding the Ukraine, Trump as a “Commander in Chief”, the future of The GOP...and why having a “D” by your name is a major hurdle in Kentucky politics.
In this episode we speak with Rachel Vindman about the conflict in Ukraine. Having lived there, Rachel has a deep connection to this place, but she also is connected to this beautiful country by marriage. Her husband, Ret. LTC Alex Vindman (former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council), was born there. During their conversation Will and Josh explore the situation unfolding in Ukraine, and learn a deep and emotional reason why Rachel has a special place in her heart for this beautiful country. Then they pivot to the American response effort, President Biden's State of the Union address, and what people can do to help! If you are looking for ways to donate and help the people of Ukraine please consider donating to these organizations:MOAS (https://www.moas.eu)MOAS brings emergency medical aid and assistance to the conflict-affected civilians of Ukraine. or HIAS (https://www.hias.org)Hebrew International Aid Society: Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.Guest Bio:Rachel Vindman is a wife, mom, podcast host, writer, activist, and just an overall good person. Her life was radically changed after the 2019 impeachment of then President Donald Trump because her husband, retired United States Army Lieutenant Colonel, Alex Vindman, had testified in front of Congress against the Commander in Chief. LTC Vindman, who at the time, was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council (NSC) testified that he made a report to an intelligence official about what he heard during Trump's call with the Ukrainian President Zelensky and felt what the President mentioned during the phone conversation was "improper." Following this event the Vindman family started receiving threats and intimidation, but this didn't deter Rachel from standing up to the bullies and start using her voice. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/faithpolitics)
Anchored by MT founder and civil rights lawyer, Ben Meiselas and national trial lawyer and strategist, Michael Popok, the top-rated news analysis podcast LegalAF x MeidasTouch is back for another hard-hitting look in “real time” at this week's most important developments. On this “one year anniversary” episode, Ben and Popok discuss and analyze: The Jan. 6 Select Committee's court filing finding a good faith basis to believe that Trump was a co-conspirator in an effort to defraud the US Government. The DOJ obtaining its first guilty plea for seditious conspiracy. The first Jan. 6 insurrectionist criminal trial, US v. Guy Reffitt. Tucker Carlson's racist comments about the next Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson. SCOTUS' oral argument to decide whether Congress can delegate to administrative agencies to allow them to regulate big business, and in the area of environmental protection. Federal judges in Florida and Texas undermining Biden's role as Commander in Chief to deploy troops consistent with the federal vaccine mandate. A North Carolina federal judge finding that Madison Cawthorn can run for re-election because a 150-year statute drafted for Confederates overrides the United States Constitution about future insurrectionists. SCOTUS reinstating the death sentence for one of the Boston Marathon Bombers under 6th Amendment grounds, while Breyer comments on whether the death penalty is Cruel and Unusual Punishment under the 8th Amendment. DEALS FROM OUR SPONSORS: AG1 by Athletic Greens: AthleticGreens.com/LegalAF LightStream: LightStream.com/LegalAF Policygenius: Policygenius.com/LegalAF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Joe Biden's Gaslight of the Union Tuesday was riddled with falsehoods and deflections. Particularly striking, however, was his failure to mention even once Communist China. That's like having your doctor examine you for Covid, but not discuss your stage-five cancer. We can speculate about why the Commander-in-Chief would completely leave out of what was supposed to be his assessment of the state of our Union the immense damage being done to it by the Chinese Communist Party's decades-long “unrestricted warfare.” Perhaps his personal and family corruption by Beijing – shockingly documented in Peter Schweizer's new book, Red-Handed – explains his completely ignoring its killer virus, deadly fentanyl smuggling, hollowing out of our economy, espionage, unreliable supply chains and growing military threats. As it happens, the CCP did a simultaneous throw-down by threatening Taiwan. Joe Biden can pretend China is no problem. We can't. This is Frank Gaffney.
Who is Volodymyr Zelensky ? This man only began a career in politics in 2019, when he became Ukrainian president after a campaign of just a few months. Fast forward less than three years and former actor Volodymr Zelensky is now commander in chief of a country under large-scale military invasion. Let's discuss the remarkable rise to prominence of an unlikely presidential candidate. Can you tell me about Zelensky's upbringing? How on earth did he get into politics? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions! To listen to the last episodes, you can click here: What is a 419 scam? What is the Barnum effect? What is an endemic? A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance. In partnership with upday UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ladies and gentleman! Live from Capitol Hill! For one night only, the Comedian-In-Chief, Joe Biden! Tip your waitress! How else to explain what came out of Biden's mouth in his first State of the Union Address? Start with no masks. Gee, what about the science, Joe? And how about Joe suddenly getting religion on the border. He did throw some love to the Iranian people...er, the Ukrainian people. And didn't you love the one liner about deer wearing Kevlar vests? But the highlight of the evening was Biden's claim that the tax cuts under the, ahem, "previous administration" benefited only the top 1%. You get the idea. How can anyone take Joe Biden seriously after the most disastrous presidential first year in history? Instead of being the commander-in-chief, Joe Biden is the comedian-in-chief! Jimmy Failla, Host of "FOX Across America" on FOX News Radio, joins Rick to critique the State of the Union Address. The Rick Roberts Show is on NewsTalk 820 WBAP ... (Photo Courtesy of WFAA) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
News Flash: Joe Biden did not deliver the State of the Union last night. Instead, the man who plays the President of the United States on TV presented the Gaslight of the Union. Virtually the entire speech before a joint session of Congress and a national – indeed, global – audience was a clearly poll-tested description of what the American people want – not what they have been getting from the Biden-Harris administration. For example, the Commander-in-Chief professed his determination to secure the border. To fund the police. To lower inflation and decrease energy prices. To support the people of Ukraine in their desperate fight for freedom. Unfortunately, a president who uses his most powerful platform of the year to lie to the American people about his record and priorities is unlikely to live up to the many, desirable commitments he made last night. This is Frank Gaffney. The Secure Freedom Minute - the most interesting, informative and life-saving 60 seconds of your day
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Scott and Grant interview Lev Parnas, who became well-known for his leading role in the former President's efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch an investigation into political rival Joe Biden which led to the first of two impeachments against the disgraced former Commander-in-Chief. This is part two of a two-part interview with Parnas recorded on August 5th, 2021. In this episode, Parnas tells the story of how he went from being apolitical to running in Trump's inner circle. He also explains how he came to know Ron DeSantis and reveals for the first time ever that he was the matchmaker between DeSantis and former President Trump. Ultimately, Parnas' efforts led to an endorsement that flipped the Florida Governor's Republican primary race in DeSantis' favor.
Dan and Ryan reprise their debate, in light of President Biden's most recent abysmal public performance, over whether the United States would be in greater or less peril with Vice President Kamala Harris assuming the reins as Commander-In-Chief. Also, Pro-Life activist Abby Johnson joins Dan to discuss Saturday's March for Life in Washington D.C., the potential end of Roe v. Wade as law of the land, and the importance of the 2022 mid-term elections.
We are ready to go with the first week of Underdog predictions in both college and pro football. This, as host T.J. Rives returns with handicappers and guest selectors for another "3 Dog Thursday" First, T.J. welcomes T.C. Martin of the 5-day a week "T.C. Martin Show" heard afternoons in Las Vegas to try to continue his roll in the NFL. T.C. has delivered on a successful underdog in 7 of the 8 weeks of picking them on the show. This includes 6 of them as outright winners, as well. Why does T.C. like an NFC South road doggie and even without Derrick Henry, he thinks Tennessee will hang in? Give it a listen. Then, T.J. welcomes his "No Huddle Prognosticators," as Price Atkinson of "Yards and Stripes....Service Academy Football" is on board to discuss Army-Air Force in action early Saturday. Are the Cadets worth a look at the pooch in this Commander in Chief's trophy battle? Next, Brett Norsworthy, aka "Stats" a Memphis Sports radio host is back aboard the show to discuss the College Football Playoff initial rankings and then pick an SEC road doggie that he likes. Finally, Jason Powers of the "Powers on Sports Podcast" is also back, again, and he loves an ACC home doggie, too. Finally, T.J. tells you what NFC team he's backing as a hound Sunday and why he also likes a college Big 12 team, too. Hear it all on "3 Dog Thursday" and make sure to subscribe/review us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, etc.!! Download the SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating & review. Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices