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TBR News January 25, 2020

Jan 25 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. January 25, 2020:“Working in the White House as a junior staffer is an interesting experience.
When I was younger, I worked as a summer-time job in a clinic for people who had moderate to severe mental problems and the current work closely, at times, echos the earlier one.
I am not an intimate of the President but I have encountered him from time to time and I daily see manifestations of his growing psychological problems.
He insults people, uses foul language, is frantic to see his name mentioned on main-line television and pays absolutely no attention to any advice from his staff that runs counter to his strange ideas.
He lies like a rug to everyone, eats like a hog, makes lewd remarks to female staffers and flies into rages if anyone dares to contradict him.
It is becoming more and more evident to even the least intelligent American voter that Trump is vicious, corrupt and amoral. He has stated often that even if he loses the
election in 2020, he will not leave the White House. I have news for Donald but this is not the place to discuss it.

‘Trump aches from his head to his toes
His sphincters have gone where who knows
And his love life has ended
By a paunch so distended
That all he can use is his nose’

Commentary for January 25: About ten minutes ago, an old friend from Washington who is a well-connected bureaucrat, tipped me off, in detail, about this ‘Chinese plague’ being frantically hyped in the US media.
It is, of course, a fraud.
If someone were to look it up on Google, one would discover is was about as deadly as the common cold.
There is, however, no vaccine for this, (or the related common cold. )
What is the fraud about?
Trump has made a deal with the Chinese.
They will make a huge fuss about a “deadly virus,’ the obedient mainline American media will echo this, and stress the lack of a vaccine.
Suddenly, Donald the Son of God, (and some convenient and crooked, drug company,) will “discover” a vaccine and Donald, ever the Great Hero, Making America Great but laboring under the dark cloud of the impeachment will come up with the story that there is indeed a vaccine and soon, all over America, sterile water will be injected into legions of willing arms.
But not for free!
Donald will split the take with the drug company.
And Donald will offset the negativity of the impeachment and appear, wearing white robes and sporting a nimbus, to Save the America People!
This is what the business of the ‘Chinese Plague’ is all about.
There are high-level emails supplied from certain White House personnel that totally support this bizarre thesis.
Look for a mass mailing soon, and in English, Russian, French, German and Spanish.
Fat Donald isn’t going to get away with it this time.
Children, trust me…but not him.

Trump’s Approval/Disapproval rating January 25 reporting

Source      Approve       Disapprove
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YouGov        39%                54%

The Table of Contents

The Coronavirus Fraud
• New coronavirus from China: Everything you need to know
• What are coronavirus infections?
• Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group
• Prepping for a race war: documents reveal inner workings of neo-Nazi group
• Violent Round Robin letter to right wing Trump American support groups
• Pentagon says 34 US soldiers suffered ‘traumatic brain injury’ in Iran strike 
• The Season of Evil

The Coronavirus Fraud
Just A Coincidence? A U.S. Patent For ‘An Attenuated Coronavirus’ Was Filed In 2015 And Granted In 2018
January 24, 2020
by Michael Snyder
Investment Watch
We are being told that the coronavirus outbreak which is currently escalating at an exponential rate probably started with a snake. Perhaps that is true, but a lot of researchers are now pointing out some really odd “coincidences” regarding this outbreak. For example, China’s very first biosafety-level-4 lab is located just 20 miles away from where this outbreak supposedly originated. And a news report about this lab from a few years ago specifically stated that it would be “studying the pathogen that causes SARS”. Of course SARS was caused by a coronavirus, and now a “new coronavirus” has been unleashed in the only Chinese city where coronavirus research was being conducted.
I will discuss this more later in the article, but first I want to talk about the very odd “coincidence” that a U.S. patent for “an attenuated coronavirus” was granted not too long ago. As you can see right here, the patent was filed in July 2015 and it was granted in November 2018.
So it has just been a little over a year since the patent was granted.
According to a summary of this patent, this attenuated coronavirus “may be used as a vaccine for treating and/or preventing a disease”…
The present invention provides a live, attenuated coronavirus comprising a variant replicase gene encoding polyproteins comprising a mutation in one or more of non-structural protein(s) (nsp)-10, nsp-14, nsp-15 or nsp-16. The coronavirus may be used as a vaccine for treating and/or preventing a disease, such as infectious bronchitis, in a subject.
Very interesting.
This patent was filed by the Pilbright Institute, and as Stefan Stanford has pointed out, some of the major backers of the Pilbright Institute include the World Health Organization, the European Commission, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Okay, that is more than just a little bit weird.
Could it be possible that researchers at the biosafety-level-4 lab in Wuhan were studying this “attenuated coronavirus”?
We don’t have an answer to that question, but what we do know is that this biosafety-level-4 lab was the very first one to be constructed in China.
According to an article that was published by Nature in February 2017, this lab would be working “with the world’s most dangerous pathogens” once it opened…
A laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens. The move is part of a plan to build between five and seven biosafety level-4 (BSL-4) labs across the Chinese mainland by 2025, and has generated much excitement, as well as some concerns.
Some scientists outside China worry about pathogens escaping, and the addition of a biological dimension to geopolitical tensions between China and other nations. But Chinese microbiologists are celebrating their entrance to the elite cadre empowered to wrestle with the world’s greatest biological threats.
There are less than 60 such labs on the entire planet, and they are equipped with cutting edge equipment. The following comes from the Daily Mail…
It was the first ever lab in the country designed to meet biosafetey-level-4 (BSL-4) standards – the highest biohazard level, meaning that it would be qualified to handle the most dangerous pathogens.
BSL-4 labs have to be equipped with airtight hazmat suits or special ‘cabinet’ work spaces that confine viruses and bacteria that can be transmitted through the air to sealed boxes that scientists reach into using attached high-grade gloves.
The lab cost approximately 44 million dollars to build, and the Nature article specifically mentioned that future plans for the facility included “studying the pathogen that causes SARS”.
In other words, coronavirus research was to be conducted in this lab.
Perhaps it is just a wild coincidence that the coronavirus outbreak began in the only city in China with a biosafety-level-4 lab that was conducting coronavirus research.
An article that was just posted by LiveScience seems to think that this is actually a fortuitous development…
As an escalating viral outbreak unfolds in China, only one lab in the country meets the required biosafety standards needed to study the new disease.
The lab happens to sit in the center of Wuhan, the city where the newly identified coronavirus first appeared, according to the Hindustan Times, an Indian news outlet. The facility, known as the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, is housed within the Chinese Academy of Sciences and was specifically designed to help Chinese scientists “prepare for and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks,” according to a 2019 report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Nobody in the mainstream media is likely to connect the dots, and we shouldn’t expect them to do so. But it is very interesting to note that the SARS virus “has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times”…
But worries surround the Chinese lab, too. The SARS virus has escaped from high-level containment facilities in Beijing multiple times, notes Richard Ebright, a molecular biologist at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.
Of course those facilities were not biosafety-level-4 labs, but it does show a pattern of past negligence that is definitely quite alarming.
The Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory is located approximately 20 miles away from the Huanan Seafood Market where this outbreak supposedly originated.
Perhaps the lab had absolutely nothing to do with this outbreak and instead a really sick snake unleashed this pathogen on the world.
You can believe that if you want, but for many of us the “coincidences” are starting to become too startling to ignore.

New coronavirus from China: Everything you need to know
January 24, 2020
by Yasemin Saplakoglu – Staff Writer, Jeanna Bryner – Live Science Editor-in-Chief
Live Science
Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Most people get infected with coronaviruses at one point in their lives, but symptoms are typically mild to moderate. In some cases, the viruses can cause lower-respiratory tract illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis.

What are coronavirus infections?
January 24, 2020
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Coronaviruses are a group of common viruses. They are named for the crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus. Some coronaviruses only affect animals, but others can also affect humans. Most people get infected with human coronaviruses at some time in their life. This usually causes mild to moderate upper-respiratory infections, like the common cold. But they can also cause more severe illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

Revealed: the true identity of the leader of an American neo-Nazi terror group
The white supremacist group the Base has been a target of FBI raids and its members accused of planning a race war. The Guardian can now reveal the identity of its secretive leader
January 23, 2020
by Jason Wilson
The Guardian
The Guardian has learned the true identity of the leader and founder of the US-based neo-Nazi terror network the Base, which was recently the target of raids by the FBI after an investigation into domestic terrorism uncovered their plans to start a race war.
Members of the group stand accused of federal hate crimes, murder plots and firearms offenses, and have harbored international fugitives in recent months.
The Base’s leader previously operated under the aliases “Norman Spear” and “Roman Wolf”. Members of the network do not know his true identity due to the group’s culture of internal secrecy.
But the Guardian can reveal that “Norman Spear” is in fact US-born Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, who has a long history of advertising his services as an intelligence, military and security contractor. He has claimed, under his alias, to have served in Russia and Afghanistan.
The revelation of his identity comes after a months-long investigation by the Guardian into Nazzaro and the activities of the Base.
While Nazzaro’s most recently used address is in New Jersey, there is evidence supporting his claims of being based in Russia, where he lives with his Russian wife.
The Base – which is an approximate English translation of “al-Qaida” – began recruiting in late 2018. The white supremacy group, which has regional and international cells, extols the virtues of an all-out race war while specifically targeting African Americans and Jewish people.
Using encrypted apps, members of the highly organized group planned terror campaigns; vandalized synagogues; established armed training camps and recruited new members.
The US attorney for Maryland, Robert K Hur, speaking after the recent arrest of three members of the Base, said that they “did more than talk – they took steps to act and act violently on their racist views”.
Few traces of him exist anywhere
Rinaldo Nazzaro has maintained a decidedly low profile: he has no visible presence on any major social media platforms, no published writings under his own name, and no profile in local or national media.
Few traces of him exist anywhere, except where a name is required in official business – such as real estate purchases and the registration of companies.
Multiple emails and phone calls to Nazzaro went unanswered.
But through a painstaking investigation involving freedom of information requests, the analysis of material provided to the Guardian by a whistleblower inside the group, and cross-examination of information found online and in databases, the Guardian was able to piece together his identity and some of his whereabouts.
The Guardian was able to unravel Nazzaro’s identity due to his 2018 activities in a remote corner of the Pacific north-west.
In chat rooms hosted by the Base, Nazzaro stressed the importance of in-person meet-ups and required members to attend training camps. The Base’s propaganda videos show young men undergoing combat training together in rural areas.
Last August, an Oregon-based antifascist group, Eugene Antifa, warned that the Base was planning a “hate camp” in the neighboring state of Washington, and claimed Nazzaro (operating under the alias of “Spear”) had purchased land in Stevens county for training purposes. This warning came after a leak of the Base’s internal chats.
Local media outlets picked up the story, which led local law enforcement to urgently seek information on the group.
In emails obtained by the Guardian via public records request, the Stevens county Sheriff, Brad Manke, is seen contacting the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for advice on the group.
On 20 August 2019, Manke writes to an FBI agent, asking: “Do you have a name for the actual head of the group The Base or the address where the property actually is?”
In a 20 September email responding to an SPLC researcher, Manke writes: “I have since learned that ‘The Base’ has purchased property in Ferry County, WA which is a neighboring county.”
Property record searches revealed that three 10-acre blocks of undeveloped land were purchased in December 2018 for $33,000 in the name of a Delaware LLC called “Base Global”. In a telephone conversation in late November, Manke confirmed that this was the block of land he had been referring to.
In recordings of two internal Base voice calls provided to the Guardian by the source, “Norman Spear” discusses his recent land purchase.
When asked why the land had been inexpensive, he replied: “Because there’s no possibility of getting utilities in there. Ever.” He continued: “But to me, that was a good thing for my purposes. I looked at it like it was just naturally secluded.”
In deeds of sale, the address provided for the company was a New Jersey post office – enough to conceal the purchaser’s identity. But separate tax affidavits associated with the purchase give a different address for Base Global.
That address is for a New Jersey apartment that has belonged to an older family member of Nazzaro since 1998. Nazzaro and his wife have also intermittently resided at that address, according to database searches.
The affidavits are also signed by Nazzaro, and dated “12/21/2018 Republic”. Republic is the seat and the only city in Ferry county, Washington.
According to a source inside the Base, this date coincided with a trip by Russia-based “Norman Spear” to the United States, during which time he had in-person meetings with members of the group.
Speculation that Nazzaro was a federal agent
The location of the land is consistent with “Norman Spear’s” advocacy of a white supremacist strategy called the Northwest Territorial Imperative (NTI), which was promoted by the deceased white supremacist Harold Covington.
The strategy argues for the creation of a separatist ethnostate in the Pacific north-west and encourages white supremacists to move to the region.
In one of “Norman Spear’s” first public appearances, on a far-right podcast recorded in December 2017, he was introduced as a Northwest Front (another white supremacist separatist group) organizer and went on to spell out a four-state plan culminating in “achieving independence, realizing the ultimate goal which is an independent nation state in the Pacific north-west, an ethnostate”.
The plan, he said, would trigger the relocation to the Pacific north-west of the white population in the United States.
Around the same time, “Spear” filmed a series of short instructional presentations on the tactics and strategy of guerrilla warfare. In an archive of those videos on the far-right site Bitchute, he is identified as “Defense Studies expert and former CIA field intelligence officer Norman Spear”.
This detail, coupled with other leads, compelled many to speculate whether “Norman Spear” was, in fact, a federal agent operating inside the Base.
The Base has emerged at a time when far-right organizing is on the rise in the US. Last year saw a spate of terror attacks by white supremacists. In August, the gunman who killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, is believed to have posted a white nationalist manifesto online prior to the attack.
In April, an attacker who killed one person after opening fire inside a San Diego synagogue killing posted a note online citing white supremacy influences and naming the gunman who killed 51 in an attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, as an inspiration.
“We have a significant increase in racially motivated violent extremism in the United States and, I think, a growing increase in white nationalism and white supremacy extremist movements,” Jay Tabb, the head of national security for the FBI, said at an event in Washington recently.
Under the motto “there is no political solution”, the Base embraces an “accelerationist” ideology, which holds that acts of violence and terror are required in order to push liberal democracy towards collapse, preparing the way for white supremacists to seize power and institute an ethnostate.
Members remained defiant following the arrest of seven alleged members of the group in mid-January, calling it “an unjust political witch hunt” from the “Liberal Globalist System”.
Was the Base a honeypot designed to entrap people?
Beginning in 2009 and until as late as 2019, Nazzaro billed himself as an intelligence expert working with various government and military agencies.
Nazzaro is the principal of an LLC called Omega Solutions International (OSI), a company offering a range of intelligence and security contracting.
Its website, which was removed from the Internet some time after August 2019, boasted of the firm’s “experience conducting intelligence analysis for government agencies, military organizations, and private businesses”, as well as access to a network of seasoned security professionals with expertise in counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, homeland security, hostage rescue/negotiations, psychological operations, and more.
The firm also has a Cage Code, which is an administrative requirement for military and government contractors.
Materials inspected and sources consulted by the Guardian indicate that Nazzaro, as “Spear”, has faced persistent suspicions from current and former members of the group that he is a “fed”, or the agent of a foreign government, or that the Base is a “honeypot” intended to lure neo-Nazis out into the open for the benefit of law enforcement agencies.
Former members have cited this as a reason for leaving.
A connection with Russia
New York marriage records show that Nazzaro and his wife were married in New York City in 2012, during the period when Nazzaro is recorded as maintaining a midtown Manhattan address. At that time, he was recorded as having one child.
A Russian site that scrapes and archives social media accounts had captured a profile, and photos, posted by Nazzaro’s Russian-born wife to VK, the Russian social media site.
She has since hidden that profile, but other social media archives confirm the prior existence of an account in Nazzaro’s wife’s name (using her married name).
The photographs show the same person who has been presenting himself as “Norman Spear”.
Meanwhile, a reverse image search yielded a photograph matching public photos of “Norman Spear” atop advertisements for English lessons in St Petersburg, Russia.
The Guardian was only able to find one earlier photograph attached to his real name. It appeared above a vox pop in the Villanovan, the student paper of Catholic, Pennsylvania-based Villanova University, in 1994.
At the time of the photograph, “Ron Nazzaro” was described as a junior in philosophy, which is consistent with a 1973 birthdate. A source who has met “Spear” in person believes that the 1994 photo of Nazzaro is the same person he met.
A “Rinaldo Nazzaro” is also identified as a class of 1991 alumnus and donor of the prestigious New Jersey Catholic prep school the Delbarton School.
Nazzaro’s approximate age, his Italian heritage, his family’s New Jersey location, his background in “counter-intelligence”, the nationality of his spouse, and the number of his children were relayed to the Guardian as characteristics of “Norman Spear” by an internally placed source.
‘I am on the terrorism watchlist’
Richard Tobin, a Base member, is awaiting trial in New Jersey over allegations that he coordinated the September vandalism of synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin. In a December custody hearing, the prosecuting assistant US attorney cited Tobin’s self-professed belief that “Norman Spear” was a Russian spy.
The Guardian has discovered that all of the business addresses associated with Nazzaro’s OSI LLCs are “virtual offices”. This describes a situation where a second company provides a business address, and sometimes meeting rooms and greeting services, for businesses who do not wish to maintain their own premises.
The addresses are often prestigious: OSI’s virtual address locations include Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and K Street in Washington DC, an address associated with federal government contracting and lobbying.
Meanwhile, “Norman Spear” appears to have had no extended history in the neo-Nazi movement before emerging as leader of the Base.
According to an internally placed source, the only people within the movement who vouched for “Spear” were connected to the Northwest Front (NWF). The NWF founder, Harold Covington, was himself the subject of persistent rumors within the white nationalist movement that he was a federal informant, and that NWF was itself a honeypot – a front organization routinely used by US law enforcement in order to entrap people.
“Norman Spear” has told Base members that he remains in Russia. Law enforcement sources have indicated on background that Nazzaro is believed by some agencies to be working for the Russian government.
The US government may have been monitoring “Norman Spear’s” activities for some time. In the April conversation planning a meetup in July, “Spear” was concerned that he would not be able to attend.
“I have confirmed that I am on the FBI terrorism watch list. I mean, that doesn’t really matter in the context of the training. What matters is that I’m on it.”
The Guardian’s investigation of the group continues.

Prepping for a race war: documents reveal inner workings of neo-Nazi group
Chats, audio and video obtained by the Guardian give a rare insight into the workings of a disturbing white supremacist group
January 25, 2020
by Jason Wilson
The Guardian
The Base, a US-based white supremacist “social network” that has recently been targeted by the FBI in raids leading to the arrest of several members, was active, growing and continuing to prepare for large-scale violence.
The Guardian has obtained chat records, audio recordings and videos provided by an anti-fascist whistleblower who spent more than a year charting the inside workings of the Base.
The Guardian studied leaked materials relayed by the whistleblower and pursued other lines of inquiry to exclusively reveal the real identity of the Base’s secretive leader as Rinaldo Nazzaro, 46, from New Jersey.
Nazzaro is currently living in Russia with his Russian wife. Until the Guardian’s exposé little was known about his background and he was only known by the alias “Norman Spear”.
The exclusive materials show how the group has planned terror campaigns; vandalized synagogues; organised armed training camps; and recruited new members who extolled an ideology of all-out race war. The cache of documents and recordings gives a rare insight into how such neo-Nazi terror groups operate.
The Base – an approximate English translation of “al-Qaida” – began recruiting in late 2018 and pushing for both the collapse of society and a race war. Members of the group stand accused of federal hate crimes, murder plots and firearms offenses, and have harbored international fugitives in recent months.
It was the very real threat of violence that convinced the whistleblower to infiltrate the Base and stay undercover for months, gaining the trust of other members, only to later contact the Guardian to expose them.
The Guardian’s source said that in recent months “the pieces were coming together to build the infrastructure for a strong, neo-Nazi militant underground, with places to train, to make connections and expand the network.” He felt he had to act to stop it.
The source said: “The ‘Norman Spear’ I spoke with told me in no uncertain terms that the purpose of the Base is to cause the collapse of our society, not survive it.”
How the Base communicates
The Guardian’s source, an anti-Nazi activist, rose to a position of trust within the group, which allowed him to take thousands of screenshots in chatrooms used by the Base since 2018.
In November 2018, those chats were infiltrated by antifa activists, and members were outed, or “doxxed”, amid early media reporting. At this point, the Base tightened up vetting processes and moved their chats to an encrypted platform called Wire.
Under the motto “there is no political solution” the group embraces an “accelerationist” ideology, which holds that acts of violence and terror are required to push liberal democracy towards collapse, preparing the way for white supremacists to seize power and establish an ethno-state.
Members remained defiant following the arrest of seven alleged members of the group in mid-January, calling it an “unjust political witch-hunt” from the “liberal globalist system”.
Nazzaro urged members to double down and commit to a decades-long insurgency, conceding they were “at least 20 years away from a full-fledged civil unrest scenario”.
The US has seen a significant rise of white supremacist violent crimes in recent years. Mass shooters have deliberately cited their neo-Nazi beliefs as motivation for attacks which killed dozens of people in El Paso, San Diego, Christchurch and more.
Some members of the Base were also involved with the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, whose members have been involved in several murders.
A path to real-life violence
Included in the materials obtained by the Guardian is a record of members signaling their intention to commit hate crimes and terrorize their victims.
One such involved Richard Tobin, 18, whose handle inside the Base was “landser”. He claimed to also be a member of Atomwaffen Division.
Tobin is currently in federal custody, awaiting trial for an alleged conspiracy he organized inside the Base’s chatrooms.
Writing on 15 September last year in the Base’s chatroom Tobin wrote: “Our whole purpose is gradual escalation and we’ve done absolutely fucking NOTHING. It’s time to stop fucking around and get serious. Between September 20-25 I want everyone who isn’t in a wheelchair to get out and act. Flyers, windows, and tires. Let’s take back our image of strength and cohesion.”
Tobin set out tactics for the vandalism, including instructions to “wear gloves, cover your faces at all times, shoe covers if you can manage it”.
The Base’s founder Nazzaro, AKA “Norman Spear”, advised: “No point in random vandalizing … Much more effective if it’s targeted.”
Tobin responded: “Yes, obviously. Focus on broad anti-white elements for now, though. Nigger cars, jew businesses etc.”
He then offered a different idea: “Kristallnacht”, after the Nazi’s mass vandalism of Jewish homes and businesses and the torching of synagogues in 1938.
On 21 September last year, a synagogue in Hancock, Michigan, was daubed with swastikas and SS symbols. The following day, a synagogue in Racine, Wisconsin, was defaced with an antisemitic slogan and the Base’s runic insignia.
Tobin was charged on 12 November with orchestrating both of these incidents, and another Base member, Yousef Barasneh, was charged last week with vandalizing the Racine synagogue. Federal prosecutors allege that they coordinated this in a private chat.
A pale, nervous, overweight teen
Although inside the group Tobin was vicious, militant and angry, a custody hearing attended by the Guardian in Camden, New Jersey, revealed the defendant as a pale, nervous, overweight teenager.
None of his former comrades had made the journey to the gloomy courtroom in downtown Camden, but he was attended by an older female relative dragging an oxygen canister behind her, several prosecutors, and one man identified as an FBI agent.
After the court heard about his fantasies of violence – including “suicide by cop” and machete attacks – and how a mental health crisis and infighting in Atomwaffen Division and the Base had driven him to talk to special agents, he was refused bail.
His profile seems to be typical: new recruits are disproportionately younger men. The official age limit is 18 but this is frequently relaxed, and several members are 17. Many are in their late teens and early 20s.
The bias towards youth is reflected in the ages of several of those arrested in raids on Base members, which range between 18 and 25.
All Base prospects must participate in a group voice call in which they are led through a standardized list of questions. These include the reasons people have for joining the group and whether or not they have read key texts of accelerationist neo-Nazism.
Leaders describe membership as a “two-way street”, and members are expected to detail skills – in survival, technology, or firearms – which they can offer or teach members determined to survive social collapse and prevail in the succeeding race war.
Members generally do not know one another’s real identities, unless it is from prior contact. In theory this means members cannot inform on one another; but although the group placed great faith in vetting procedures to screen out infiltrators, these procedures failed.
The Guardian has heard a recording of the vetting of a prospect who was admitted, and then was later identified as an undercover FBI agent in court documents. That “member” was active in online and offline network activities for months.
Furthermore, one vetting committee member and cell leader was himself an infiltrator.
‘Action over words’
One part of the Base’s ethos which is repeatedly emphasized is the necessity of meetups. Members are expected to get together frequently in order to familiarise themselves with, and learn to cooperate with, other local members.
“Action over words was Norman’s guiding light,” the source who infiltrated the group told the Guardian.
These meetings involve gunplay, combat drills, and photo and video shoots for propaganda purpose.
One such gathering occurred between 30 October and 2 November in Silver Creek, Georgia. One image from the event shows six men standing, one holding a flag with the Base’s runic logo, their faces covered with balaclavas or the distinctive skull masks that signify an affiliation with neo-Nazi “Siege Culture”. All are armed with military-style long guns.
The man kneeling in the middle holds the severed head of an animal.
After posting the photo, Nazzaro, writing as “Roman Wolf” (another of his aliases) writes: “Photo from a very recent epic meetup … Yes, that’s a real goat’s head!”
According to a recorded conversation provided to the Guardian, the goat had been acquired from a local farmer, christened Gar, and was dismembered and eaten by Base members in an improvised pagan ritual. Many neo-Nazis adhere to forms of pagan religion, some citing the Jewish origins of Christianity.
Several members then expressed the wish that their cells were large enough for such a meeting.
One user, jagRolig, posted: “Waiting on the next European meetup.”
Nazzaro replied: “Currently working on finding a suitable meetup location for that … I’ll keep you posted.”

Violent Round Robin letter to right wing Trump American support groups
This is a copy of an email that has been circulating among far-right political action groups. It is worth the reading because it shows threats of violence against anti-Trump citizens and groups

The Nationalist Front, an umbrella organization for numerous groups, wants the establishment of a white “ethnostate” in the US and eradication of the Jews as well as other races. Its founder, the late William Pierce, has inspired dozens of domestic terror attacks with his book “The Turner Diaries.” Internal fighting has meant a frequent waxing and waning of neo-Nazi groups.
Copies of this call to arms are sent to the following activist organizations in the United States.

• 3 Percenters
• ACT for America
• Adolf Hitler Free Corps
• Advent Christian General Conference
• All White America-Florida
• Alliance Defending Freedom
• Alternative Right Alabama
• Alternative Right Georgia
• Alternative Right Illinois
• AltRight Corporation Virginia
• America First
• America First Committee
• America First Committee Illinois
• America’s Promise Ministries
• American Border Patrol/American Patrol
• American Camp Guards Society
• American Family Association
• American Freedom Party
• American Freedom Party California
• American Freedom Party Indiana
• American Freedom Party Montana
• American Freedom Party New York
• American Freedom Party North Dakota
• American Freedom Party Texas
• American Freedom Union Pennsylvania
• American Front
• American Militia Alliance
• American Nazi Party
• American Nazi Party California
• American Nazi Party Michigan
• American Renaissance
• American Renaissance/New Century Foundation Virginia
• Anglican Mission in the Americas
• Anti-Communist Action
• Arizona Border Recon
• Aryan Brotherhood
• Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
• Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
• Aryan Guard
• Aryan Nations
• Aryan Nations
• Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC Illinois
• Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC Ohio
• Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC Oklahoma
• Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC Tennessee
• Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC Wisconsin
• Aryan Nations Sadistic Souls MC Missouri
• Aryan Nations Worldwide Georgia
• Aryan Renaissance Society New York
• Aryan Renaissance Society Texas
• Assemblies of God USA
• Atomwaffen Division
• Atomwaffen Division Alabama
• Atomwaffen Division Arizona
• Atomwaffen Division Arkansas
• Atomwaffen Division California
• Atomwaffen Division Colorado
• Atomwaffen Division Florida
• Atomwaffen Division Georgia
• Atomwaffen Division Illinois
• Atomwaffen Division Kentucky
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Pentagon says 34 US soldiers suffered ‘traumatic brain injury’ in Iran strike
• Trump downplayed injuries: ‘I heard they had headaches’
• Expert calls president’s comment ‘insulting and disrespectful’
January 24, 2020
by Julian Borger and Joanna Walters
The Guardian
Thirty-four US soldiers have been diagnosed with concussion or traumatic brain injury from an 8 January Iranian missile attack on their base in Iraq, the Pentagon has revealed.
The Pentagon spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman, said on Friday that eight service members who had been previously transported to Germany had been moved to the United States.
Donald Trump had previously said that the US “suffered no casualties” from the attack, which was a reprisal for the US drone strike assassination of the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani.
Questioned later about reports of brain injury, Trump downplayed their severity: “I heard that they had headaches. And a couple of other things. But I would say, and I can report, it is not very serious.”
But Hoffman confirmed the injuries on Friday, adding: “This is a snapshot in time, what he wanted to make sure is that you’re provided with the most accurate numbers.”
Of the 34 injured service members, 17 have returned to duty and the other 17 were taken to a US military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. Of those taken to Germany, eight were deemed serious enough to be flown to the US on Friday. Hoffman said that if the symptoms of those in Germany worsened, they also could be sent to the US. He added that the injured soldiers both US and Germany were being treated as out-patients.
Michael Kaplen, the chair of the New York State Traumatic Brain Injury Services Coordinating Council and past president of the Brain Injury Association of New York State said that he was “shocked at the ignorant statement” made by Trump.
“To equate traumatic brain injuries as just a headache is insulting and disrespectful to the thousands of military service members suffering from the signature wound of the Iraq/Afghanistan conflict,” he said.
He added that the condition, also known as TBI, is a “life-altering” injury.
“It’s physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral consequences affect every aspect of an individual’s life,” he said. “A brain injury is only ‘mild’ if it is someone else’s brain. There is nothing ‘mild’ about a mild brain injury.”

The Season of Evil
by Gregory Douglas

Preface
This is in essence a work of fiction, but the usual disclaimers notwithstanding, many of the horrific incidents related herein are based entirely on factual occurrences.
None of the characters or the events in this telling are invented and at the same time, none are real. And certainly, none of the participants could be considered by any stretch of the imagination to be either noble, self-sacrificing, honest, pure of motive or in any way socially acceptable to anything other than a hungry crocodile, a professional politician or a tax collector.
In fact, the main characters are complex, very often unpleasant, destructive and occasionally, very entertaining.
To those who would say that the majority of humanity has nothing in common with the characters depicted herein, the response is that mirrors only depict the ugly, evil and deformed things that peer into them
There are no heroes here, only different shapes and degrees of villains and if there is a moral to this tale it might well be found in a sentence by Jonathan Swift, a brilliant and misanthropic Irish cleric who wrote in his ‘Gulliver’s Travels,”
“I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most odious race of little pernicious vermin that Nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.”
Swift was often unkind in his observations but certainly not inaccurate.

Frienze, Italy
July 2018-August 2019

Chapter 67

The next morning, while the Minnesota household was beginning to stir, Charles Rush was having an early breakfast with Mark Mitnik, the attorney whose law firm of Carstairs, Rumpler and Mitnik oversaw the legal aspects of the Rush empire.
Mitnik was a thin, short man in his late forties who had started out as a young intern, fresh from an obscure downstate Illinois law school. A man given equally to deviousness and intense ambition, young Mark slowly rose in the law firm that had been founded sixty years before and whose progenitors had always worked for the late Arthur Rush.
Death and senility on the part of the two founders coupled with gross treachery and sharp elbows had elevated Mitnik Esquire to the leadership of the firm and the approbation of Charles Rush.
The heir designate was stupid and vicious and his chief lawyer was intelligent and vicious and they worked well together.
“Mark,” Rush said as he carefully broke his crisp bacon with the edge of a fork, “I have had just about enough of Collins. Since you recommended him, I want you to have a little talk with him about my nephew. I have spent nearly a million dollars on tracking that asshole down and killing him and to date, nothing has happened. That worthless cop has embezzled money from me and if he doesn’t produce very soon, I want you to take care of him the way he was supposed to take care of the creep!”
Mitnik was not particularly sensitive but the word ’embezzlement’ caused him some discomfort. He had been engaged in extracting sums of money from his chief client for some time and found the choice of words insensitive.
“Of course, Charles, of course. I have worked with Collins for several years now and I have always found him to be A-OK when it comes to such things. I personally think your nephew is a criminal genius and you know, it sometimes takes time to track such devious people down. I understand that he is now in Indiana and that Collins has his best man after him. Let’s give him a little more time. OK?”
He had received nearly half of the million dollars back from Collins in plain manila envelopes with the return address of the Chicago Police Department printed on the outside and it was not in his interest to seem unduly harsh towards a man who, in fact, worked for him and not the stuffed idiot sitting across the breakfast table..
“Another month, Mark, and no more. And if you can’t take care of it, believe me, I can find someone else.”
Mitnik paid no attention to this oft-repeated phrase because he knew that Rush would never dare try to find another murderer like Collins on his own.
“Of course, Charles, of course. By the way, my wife and I are giving a small party tonight, a New Year’s Eve party. Very small and comfortable. We would be delighted if you could stop by and we could all celebrate the coming year.”
He was safe in making this invitation because it was well known that Charles Rush never went out in public if he could possibly avoid it. Mitnik suspected, having some knowledge of his employer’s murderous actions in the past, that he was terrified that someone might kill him and that he was more than likely genuinely afraid of his hunted nephew. He kept his views to himself as he finished his Eggs Benedict.
Later in the morning, Mitnik called Collins and met him for an early lunch.
The restaurant was an establishment favored by senior officials of the city government and it was under constant surveillance by a unit of the Chicago police to prevent any inconvenient electronic eavesdropping by outside agencies or individuals.
“You are simply going to have to take care of Cyril Rush, Robert and as soon as possible. I had a great ration of shit from Charles this morning and he wants me to force you into action or, and I hesitate to say this, he wants to have you eliminated permanently.” Collins groaned.
“Jesus, Mark, I haven’t heard a word from LeBec since…for over a month now. I sent people up to Minnesota and they found out he had gone to Indiana. I told you that three weeks ago. If that stupid little creep thinks he can threaten me…”
“You know how he is, Robert. He wants me to find someone to ice you if you don’t perform. He said you had embezzled a million dollars from him.”
“Oh my, how wonderful! What’s shit-for-brains going to do about that? Sue me? Tell the court he hired me to murder his nephew? And what about all the other relatives that died? The one we drowned in the Lake? Or the one we chucked out the window? I don’t think so, do you?”
“Now, now, Robert, don’t get your Irish up. He can’t do anything and for certain I can’t see him visiting cocktail lounges and trying to find a hit man. Just do your best to get this hit man of yours to take care of business.”
“Shit, Mitnik, if I knew where Cyril Rush was, I’d go there right now and drop him like a bad habit.”
His voice began to rise and the lawyer put a hand on his arm in warning.
“Keep your voice down, Robert.”
“Fine. Listen, if old Rush even thinks he can mess with me, I’ll personally take the asshole out. Do you read me?”
As the sudden departure of Charles Rush meant his nephew automatically inherited the entire estate, Mitnik was determined that would never happen.
“Robert, calm down! I dread these talks with you because you get so irrational. Charles Rush will do nothing. The only person he knows well enough to come after you is that little McKnight creep and you’d have him for breakfast.”
“That psychopathic little suckass? I ought to take care of him right now, just in case. Do you have any problems with that, Mark?”
Mitnik looked at his watch.
“No, Robert, no problem with that. If you want to keep your hand in by killing that pathetic creep, by all means indulge yourself. But make some effort to find your fabulous hit man and for both of our sakes, get the business cleared up as soon as possible. I have to be in a deposition in a half an hour so I have to leave. Call me as soon as you have some news,”
Robert Collins nursed his glass of Irish whiskey after the lawyer left and began to think about the conversation. He had taken huge sums of money from the publisher but for some reason, Cyril Rush had managed to evade three well-financed, professional hits.
There was no way he could pay back the advance money and he knew Mitnik would never help him. He picked up the pencil that had accompanied the lunch chit and began to make notes on the back of an envelope he had in his pocket.
Mitnik would never dare cross him in these matters. Rush was too pig headed and too stupid to argue with but Collins knew the intensity of his hatred and it was not impossible that his poison dwarf, McKnight, could find someone who might actually think he could come after him. No professional hit man in Chicago would take such a job but perhaps McKnight might go to another city and search there.
Rush meant nothing to him. He knew he could get no more money out of him and there was the possibility that Rush might make good on his threats. Collins had heard Charles Rush threaten to kill his relatives and knew that once he fixated on a subject, he was difficult to deflect. As he calmed down, he began to give serious consideration to dealing with Rush before Rush dealt with him.
It was something to think about and he had another drink to lubricate his mind.
Later in the afternoon, when his deposition was concluded, Mark Mitnik saw the various parties involved out of his office and then closed the mahogany doors behind them and sat down on a couch.
Perhaps, he thought, he had made an error in trying to frighten Collins. Now the detective was threatening the life of Charles Rush and Mitnik knew him well enough to know that this threat was not entirely an idle one. Getting rid of the McKnight creature was nothing to him. The crazy little informer was a potential danger to everyone at the top of the Rush empire, but to even consider killing the head of the company was not to be contemplated. If anything happened to Charles Rush and his nephew was still alive, the current command structure, so carefully constructed by Mark Mitnik, would be in danger of collapse and great would be the fall thereof as far as the attorney was concerned. Collins had his uses but he tended to think with a gun in his hand.
The more the lawyer thought about the luncheon conversation, the unhappier he became. The time might be at hand to remove Collins from the scene. He had been promising to remove Cyril from the same scene for well over a year now and all that old Rush had to show for his money was a dead son and heir.
The early night of winter was moving quickly across the city and he finally sat down at his desk, flipped through his Rolodex and selected a telephone number.
While Mitnik was looking into the future of Robert Collins, the police official was going through his small telephone book, looking for the name and number of a business associate who acted as his liaison with a Mexican drug cartel.
Both men were working from the identical script when they made their calls.

(Continued)

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