Notes News Backlog-25 2021 JANUARY
IN THIS SECTION Backlog-25 2021/01/30-31 Change dot org petition We Support Lauren Boebert [Boebert, Lauren in Notes-News-2021/01/30-31] and some articles on her, as well as some on election vote fraud suspicions 2021/01/28 Buzz Feed article-2019/08/16 --insurance companies paying police to look into their customers 2021/01/27 Portland Riots 2021, a brief catch-up and run-down 2021/01/25 Transom-2021/01/25 article indicating how and why Trump’s peaceful riot might have escalated: “one of the central pillars of our American system—the peaceful transfer of power through free and fair elections—is rotting” 2021/01/22 Articles: Forbes-2021/01/09 Where’s Trump; Western Jrnl-2020/11/25 White House reporters caught in verbal criticism of Trump; MSN--Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations; The New American-- Texas prepares for multiple lawsuits against incoming Biden; ABC 15 dot com--2019/11/06 Map cartel influences across the US and Mexico; KVIA--2020/06/28 Cartel violence erupts dozens of bodies found dumped in Northern Mexico; brazen ambush targets police chief 2021/01/21 No Q Report--2020/11/18 Joe Biden listed as criminal suspect in Ukrainian court. 2021/01/20 Inauguration Day Some National Security Warnings: Border Report-2020/12/11 Texas Border Report: Cartels telling migrants ‘border will be open’ 2021-01-19 2019 ISIS plot planned for US border thwarted Fox-2019/07/06 2021/01/14 More on-Trump Bashing; White House Attack - Q’Anon, Police Officer Killed, One Journalist’s (White Canadian Ties to Afghan politics) Claim of a White Supremacist Planned Build-Up before attack 2021/01/13 CNN/Oliver Darcy, Google anti-trust, NY Post, Express News articles on ISIS terrorist plot against White House, etc. Sept. 2020, QAnon-what is it 2021/01/12 #1 El Mencho & Family arrests and likely faked suicides of potential witnesses; #2 La Familia, Te/mplars and CJNG connection, and micro-managing and controlling cities; ex-military professionals shift to cartels - a case study of an ex-Mexico soldier 2021/01/11 Extortion in Mexico;-Insight Crime-2020/09/01; Borderland Beat closed 2021/01/09 Corporate media ties to China big business, police officer killed during White House attack in Jan. 2021 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SECTION NOTES BY DATE 2021/01/30-31 See 2 Personal Comments for this date 2021/01/30 Change dot org petition We Support Lauren Boebert and some articles on her, as well as some on election vote fraud suspicions Added Jan. 31: Conservative websites contending voter fraud in 2020 election Front Page Mag (this is a David Horowitz site} Daily Post Free Republic Excerpt: Lots more detail, at link, but....this is the list. 1.) The Georgia Late Night Hidden Suitcase Heist: in late December President Trump tweeted out an OANN report on a Gateway Pundit investigation of the Atlanta suitcase voter fraud scandal. 2.) The Drop and Roll — Shutting down six states and then dumping hundreds of thousands of late-night votes for Joe Biden Six swing states all shut down their counting on election night at the same time. This was likely a coordinated event. 3.) Blocking GOP Poll Watchers in the counting rooms in swing states Committed far left Democrats blocked and harassed GOP election observers in several swing states. We have video of this. The media defended this. In Pennsylania the Democrats blocked GOP obversers from the counting room until they were able to manufacture nearly a million votes for Joe Biden. 4.) Flipped votes from Trump to Joe Biden on Live TV Stolen ballots from President Trump live on CNN in Pennsylvania Five Videos – Five States Where Votes Were Switched Live on TV Away from President Trump to Biden –Updated 5.) USPS postal service drivers speak out after they were told to transfer up to 288,000 completed ballots across state lines after the election. Election fraud whistleblowers came forward in late November, including one who witnessed the shipping of an estimated 144,000-288,000 completed ballots across three state lines on October 21. Jesse Morgan: In total I saw 24 gaylords, or large cardboard containers of ballots, loaded into my trailer. These gaylords contained plastic trays, I call them totes or trays of ballots stacked on top of each other. All the envelopes were the same size. I saw the envelopes had return addresses… They were complete ballots.” ~~~~~~~ I would also add..... 6.) Hoax Mob pepetrated by BLM/Antifa infiltrators, at the US Capitol. 7.) Lies that Pro-Trump supporters will attempt to cause problems for Bidet’s Faux, Virtual Ingaugaration, or at State Captitols. From Jan. 30: Incendiary Material on House of Rep’s CD-3 Lauren Boebert; a petition; views by Democrat leaders; Denver Post 2021/01/15 Editorial, Opinion Editorial, Opinion Represents the opinion of The Denver Post editorial board which is separate from the newsroom., denver-post-editorial/ The Hill 2021/01/22 Rep. Cohen responds to Denver Post editorial on criticism of Boebert boebert “I said I saw Congresswoman Boebert lead a group, not ‘groups,’ in a tunnel near the Capitol, not in the Capitol, and I specifically said ‘now, whether they were people that were involved in the insurrection or not, I do not know.’ Immediately after that, I was asked: ‘Do you know that any people who were in that tour led by Boebert later attended the riot?’ My response: ‘I do not,’” Cohen wrote in his op-ed response. Cohen also responded to Boebert's letter to him regarding his comments. “Multiple media reports have already ‘fact-checked’ the very statements you made today and declared them categorically false. Here are the real facts: you went on CNN today and repeated irresponsible lies in order to elevate your own political relevance and to further fuel the division of our country. Your actions are irresponsible and dangerous,” Boebert wrote in her letter to Cohen. The Tennessee Democrat responded by writing: “Your assertion that my remarks raise ‘the specter of collusion’ with the insurrectionists is your pure fabrication. I said in the interview that her tour could have been entirely innocuous; it’s you who are raising specters.” Boebert has said that Cohen’s comments about her have led to threats against her, her family and her staff. boebert Fox 2021/01/19 Boebert blasts Cohen for 'irresponsible' claim she led Capitol tour before riot. By Evie Fordham Freshman Republican says she has 'never given a tour of the U.S. Capitol to any outside group' Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., blasted Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., on Monday for suggesting she took rioters on a tour of the U.S. Capitol shortly before Jan. 6, something Boebert has denied. "During your interview on CNN today, you made false, slanderous statements that have threatened the safety of my family, my staff and me," Boebert wrote in a letter to Cohen. "It's unfortunate that you have connected my family being in D.C. for my swearing-in with the Capitol riots ... I have never given a tour of the U.S. Capitol to any outside group." HOUSE DEMS WHO ACCUSED COLLEAGUES OF AIDING CAPITOL RIOTERS HAVE YET TO PROVIDE ANY EVIDENCE "As I previously stated, I brought my family to the Capitol on Jan. 2 for a tour and on the 3rd for pictures to commemorate the day I was sworn in as a member of the U.S. Congress," Boebert continued. "Again, the only people I have ever had in the Capitol with me during the 117th Congress are my young children, husband, mom, aunt and uncle." Newsweek 1565331 Change dot org petition We Support Lauren Boebert Jack Jones started this petition to Speaker of the House, Representative Nancy Pelosi and 1 other We the undersigned, wish to convey our SUPPORT for Lauren Boebert, representing CD-3 in the US House of Representatives. Rep. Boebert promised during her campaign to be the voice of the people, and we believe she is fulfilling this promise. First, Representative Boebert’s actions have been lawful, constitutional, and with the support of those who elected her in her home district. It is laughable to hear people calling her actions “unconstitutional.” How exactly can a process be outlined in the US Constitution and be simultaneously considered unconstitutional? The following representatives objected to the 2016 electoral votes in various states, without evidence, without legal standing, and without the backing of a Senator: Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts (D) Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland (D) Rep. Pramila Jayapa of Washington (D) Rep. Barbara Lee of California (D) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas (D) Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona (D) Rep. Maxine Waters of California (D) Conversely, the remarks Rep. Boebert gave on Jan 6 were ALL TRUE. There was NO misinformation or conspiracy theories in her speech. Perhaps those claiming the contrary have not read the speech, you can do so HERE. Further, the electoral votes from Arizona WERE worthy of objection. The US Constitution grants sole right to crafting of election law to the State legislatures. It does not say that clerks, committees, or even judges can rewrite, modify, or alter election laws in any way. Sadly, the process in Arizona was corrupted by a hyper-partisan judge...and this happened all across the country. Either having free and fair elections matters to you, or it does not. As Rep. Boebert said on Jan 6 “If we allow State election laws as set forth by the State legislatures to be ignored and manipulated on the whims of partisan lawsuits, unelected bureaucrats, unlawful procedures, and arbitrary rules, then our constitutional Republic will cease to exist.” Secondly, with full support of her constituents, Rep. Boebert has exercised her Second Amendment rights in a manner which makes those who voted for her proud. With the normalization of political violence by the Left over the past several years, and having seen the angry mobs attempt to attack Congressmen and Senators such as Rand Paul, we believe Rep. Boebert has every right to be lawfully armed and to defend herself if need arises. Lauren may be small in stature, but her heart is big, and with the ultimate equalizing protection endowed by the Second Amendment she will not be intimidated, threatened, or silenced by fascistic thugs and mobs who are given free rein in the Nation's capital. We applaud her courage, and fully recognize her right to be armed while representing us in Washington D.C. And finally, the idea that Rep. Boebert has incited or coordinated ANY type of violence is completely absurd. If every elected official is going to be investigated and/or prosecuted for using passionate speech, such as: “fight for our rights” and “standing up to politicians,” we simply will not have a government. Hard pressed you will be, if tasked with finding an elected official, at any level, who has not used this type of language. Rep. Boebert is not responsible for any part of the violence that ensued on Jan 6, just like President Obama was not responsible for the actions of Micah Johnson when he shot six police officers in Dallas in 2016. Even though President Obama made many remarks demonizing police, which significantly raised the political temperature, and could easily be considered inflammatory, if an overt call for violence was not made, then he is NOT responsible for the violence that followed. Similarly, Senator Bernie Sanders was not responsible for James Hodgkinson firing 60 rounds at Republican lawmakers and gravely injuring the U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in 2017. Even though Sen. Sanders repeatedly told his followers lies of Republicans denying people basic human rights and wishing death on elderly Americans, he did not overtly call for violence, so he is NOT responsible for the violence that followed. Keeping the same standard today seems to be difficult for our friends on the political Left. The constant smears and actions directed at silencing our elected officials must stop. Disgusting attempts to link all Republican's actions to White Supremacy and to the violence on Jan 6 are nothing more than political games, hoping to make Americans blind to what has really happened in Washington D.C. Thankfully, a majority of Americans can see through this political slight of hand and recognize those who are engaged in this ridiculousness are only doing so because they can not compete in the arena of ideas. We stand with Representative Boebert, as she takes on the difficult task of standing up to the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats in Washington DC. We support her as she continues to fight for the rights of those who elected her. And we applaud her courage and determination as she faces this monumental duty she has accepted. Keep fighting Lauren, the good people of CD-3 love and appreciate you! 2021/01/27-28 Portland Riots; cartels - car insurance -DPS - police - NM Buzz Feed 2019/08/16 A Senator Questioned Why Insurance Companies Are Paying Police To Investigate Their Customers The concerns come after BuzzFeed News revealed that dozens of people were falsely accused of felonies based in part on evidence provided by their insurers. Insurance companies are paying police to investigate. By Kendall Taggart. 2021/01/27 2021 Portland Riots New Years Eve thru Jan 2021 ABC News 2021/01/21 Portland police arrest 8 after rioters damage Democratic Party office, ICE facility following Biden's inauguration. Protesters took to the streets of Portland after President Biden was sworn- in.ByMorgan Winsor office/story?id=75398433 CBS News 2021/01/21 Protesters damage Democratic Headquarters Portland CNN 2021/01/23 Here's why rioters say they're gathering in Portland. By Dan Simon, Jason Kravarik and Mallika Kallingal, Fox 2021/01/04 Portland's New Year's Eve riots cost city tens of thousands dollars in damage, mayor says. By Stepahne Pagones New York Post 2021/01/21 Biden won’t stop them, and neither will cops, until Portland is burned down. By Andy Ngo The planned political violence in Seattle and Portland on Wednesday should have generated front-page headlines. The state headquarters of a governing political party was severely vandalized in broad daylight — the second attack on a Democratic Party building in Portland since November. But because the attackers espoused the right politics from the left, they are conveniently ignored by mainstream media and politicians. Some believe Antifa would fade away after Biden’s electoral win. They’re wrong. With the convenient excuse of resisting “Donald Trump’s fascist regime” no longer applicable, Antifa are just getting started. Andy Ngo is author of the upcoming book “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.” Twitter: @MrAndyNgo New York Times 2021/01/20 Scorning Biden, protesters in Portland, Ore., and Seattle called for more radical change. By Mike Baker and Hallie Golden 2021/01/25 But the peaceful protest Trump called for on Jan. 6 drew hundreds of thousands of Americans who marched to the U.S. Capitol not to storm it or change the results of the vote, but because they believe one of the central pillars of our American system—the peaceful transfer of power through free and fair elections—is rotting, and if we don’t fix it the whole house is going to come down.” See Transom Below Transom 2021/01/25 WHAT IS MITCH MCCONNELL THINKING?: “Reasonable people can disagree about how Trump reacted to the election and all that came after, just as they can disagree about the prudence of protesting at the Capitol on the day Congress certified the results of the Electoral College vote. I wouldn’t have gone to that protest, but I understand why others did, and I understand why Trump kept talking about election fraud, especially on that day. “McLaughlin says the Capitol riot “took direct aim at that central pillar of our American system.” Insofar as it concerns the riot, that’s true. But the peaceful protest Trump called for on Jan. 6 drew hundreds of thousands of Americans who marched to the U.S. Capitol not to storm it or change the results of the vote, but because they believe one of the central pillars of our American system—the peaceful transfer of power through free and fair elections—is rotting, and if we don’t fix it the whole house is going to come down.” 2021/01/22 Forbes-2021/01/09 Where’s Trump; Western Jrnl-2020/11/25 White House reporters caught in verbal criticism of Trump; etc. Forbes 2021/01/09 Where's Trump? President banishes from public view in wake of capitol attack view-in-wake-of-capitol-attack/?sh=440e1cd26dab Western Journal 2020/11/25 Hot Mic Catches White House Reporters Bashing Trump Briefing: 'That Was Weird as S***'By Samantha Chang The mainstream media underscored once again that their pathological Trump Derangement Syndrome prevents them from celebrating a win for America if it might be credited to President Donald Trump. Following a White House news conference Tuesday where Trump celebrated the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a record high of 30,000, snarky reporters were caught on a hot mic criticizing the president. One reporter called the briefing “weird as s—.” MSN Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations By PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT deportations/ar-BB1d0blK?ocid=msedgdhp The New American Texas prepares for multiple lawsuits against incoming Biden administration administration/ ABC 15 dot com 2019/11/06 Map cartel influences across the US and Mexico. By Courtland Jeffrey -united-states-and- mexico Officials are investigating activity tied to the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels, which are both active in the area where the Monday attack occurred, just 90 miles south of Douglas, Ariz. The killers were reportedly believed to be from the Juarez cartel's armed wing, "La Linea." According to federal data, both the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels have active presences in the U.S. and parts of Mexico. Recent data obtained from the DEA and Stratfor Global …Intelligence and the Federation of American Scientists shows the Sinaloa cartel with a dominant regional presence in nearly every U.S. state, including Arizona. The Juarez cartel is dominant in New Mexico, while Texas has presences from the Sinaloa, Gulf, and Juarez cartels. KVIA 2020/06/28 Cartel violence erupts dozens of bodies found dumped in Northern Mexico; brazen ambush targets police chief northern-mexico-brazen-ambush-targets-police-chief/ 2021/01/21 No Q Report 2020/11/18 Joe Biden listed as criminal suspect in Ukrainian court. By Chastity Mansfield Excerpt: This is a story you won't find discussed in American mainstream media very much for obvious reasons. Imagine if a President of the United States faced criminal charges in an allied nation. Now, imagine if those charges stemmed from actions that were taking while the current President was still Vice President. That could be how it plays out if Joe Biden wins the presidency and Ukraine moves forward with criminal charges against him. As Chanel Rion at One America News reported, Biden has officially been attached to an investigation that first broke back in February before he was the Democrat nominee for president. UKRAINEHAS NOW LISTED JOE BIDEN AS WANTED ON Class A felony charges. While Ukrainian justice as well as their media are often considered to be unreliable, this has been a persistent attachment to Biden every since it broke that he likely forced Ukraine to fire the nation’s top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, because he was investigating Hunter Biden’s company, Burisma. [Accessed from Internet on 2021/01/21] 2021/01/20 Articles: Border Report-2020/12/11; The New American-2021/01/19 Border Report 2020/12/11 Cartels telling migrants ‘border will be open’ when Biden takes over, Texas Democrat says. Congressman discusses DHS briefing, says agency has been preparing for caravan since Election Day. By Sandra Sanchez https //www borderreport com/hot-topics/immigration/cartels-telling-migrants-border-will-be-open- when-biden-takes-over-texas-democrat-says/ Having read that, see articles below which show not all is likely as it seems given his background. If he is acting worried about borders, what’s his possible game? The New American dot com 2021/01/19 Texas Prepares for Multiple Lawsuits Against Incoming Biden Administration by Raven Clabough Texas is also still challenging Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Biden has campaigned to protect and expand. And some Texas Democrats are asking Biden to end construction on the border wall, one of President Trump’s signature accomplishments. Last month, Texas Representative Henry Cuellar and others sent a congressional letter to Biden asking his incoming administration to “rescind the national emergency declaration and reprogrammed funding; direct the Department of Justice to dismiss all condemnation suits; terminate for convenience all current and pending Army Corps of Engineer contracts; and rescind Homeland Security waiver authority relating to the construction of new border barriers,” a press release from Cuellar’s office read. Immigration is expected to be at the center of many legal battles in the coming years, and not just from Texas. Biden plans to offer legal status to 11 illegal immigrants, the Los Angeles Times reports, and has stated he would undo most of Trump’s immigration-enforcement policies, including his asylum policies. In an effort to hamper some of the Biden administration’s efforts, the Department of Homeland Security has signed agreements with multiple jurisdictions that requires the DHS to provide notice of any immigration policy changes and allow those jurisdictions to review and provide comments pertaining to those changes before the agency can move forward on them. Pratheepan Gulasekaram, an immigration law professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, asserts the agreements have potentially created a system in which states can sue the federal government over any policies that are changed by the incoming administration, though Gulasekaram does not seem to think the agreements are binding. Meanwhile, according to a recent Pew Research Center poll, Texas’ legal challenges against the Biden administration are likely to be heavily supported by Republican voters nationally. Houston Chronicle 2014/09/28 Rep Cuellar goes from migrant roots to…By David McCumber roots-to-5786944.php 2021-01-19 See also Notes Personal for this date More on Pelosi Headlines With a Voice VIDEO Why Was Nancy Pelosi in Mexico City? Jan 27, 2019 Nancy Morgan Hart More on Conspiracy Theories The Millenium Report A few key concepts: Black Nobility, British banksters, etc. Illuminati (this another Illuminati conspiracy website) Types of Italian mafias - roots in northern Italy, ethnic mafia and white collar mafia, old banking roots More on ISIS plots Fox News 2019/07/06 ISIS plotted to send westerners to US through Mexico border. By Hollie McKay Border Attack Pathway Puerto Rico to Mexico to USA Some groups discussed in article International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) in Homeland Security Today. Psychiatry at Georgetown University a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad Canada's Global Affairs Names ISIS fighter Abu Henricki a Canadian citizen with dual citizenship with Trinidad;said that he was sought out by the violent insurgency’s leadership to exploit US border vulnerabilities and attack the U.S. from a route starting in Central America At the end of 2016, he claimed to have been “invited” by the ISIS intelligence wing – known as the emni – to join other Trinidadians and launch financial attacks on the U.S. He would be issued false identification and passports and would be maneuvered by boat from Puerto Rico to Mexico and then New Jersey person would smuggle him to the United States under a plan from someone in New Jersey.The attacks were described to Henricki as designed to “cripple the U.S. economy”. However, Henricki then claimed he refused the mission and was subsequently thrown into an ISIS prison in Manbij and brutally tortured. His wife, also a Canadian, was also imprisoned in a women’s department and endured psychological torture. Henricki surrendered to the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the final assault to take back Baghouz earlier this year. He remains behind bars in the SDF-controlled region of Syria Anne Speckhard co-conducted the study as the director of ICSVE and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University 2021/01/14 More on Trump Bashing; White House Attack - Q’Anon, Police Officer Killed, One Journalist’s (White Canadian Ties to Afghan politics) Claim of a White Supremacist Planned Build-Up New York Post 2019/10/13 Inside the media’s relentless crusade to destroy President Trump https //nypost com/2019/10/13/inside-the-medias-relentless-crusade-to-destroy-president-trump/ Excerpt: The president regularly blasts the media for reporting "fake news" but when you see the evidence, it's hard to argue with him. Since Donald Trump’s election in 2016, the mainstream media has shed its once-noble mission — the pursuit of the truth — and instead adopted a new purpose: to take down the president. In an excerpt from her new book, “Resistance at All Costs: How Trump Haters are Breaking America,” out Tuesday, KIMBERLEY STRASSEL examines how far the press will go in its relentless crusade . . . https //nypost com/2019/10/13/inside-the-medias-relentless-crusade-to-destroy-president-trump/ Spectator dot org 2020/01/08 The Left Finds Time for One More Big Lie Against Trump: No, the President did not incite Wednesday’s riot at the Capitol. By Dov Fischer. https //spectator org/one-more-big-lie/ White House Attack - the language is either a little different, or it moves in and out of Trump bashing: MSN 2021/01/13-14 Terry Glavin The storming of the capitol was part of a coordinated terror attack signifies a deeper mailaise ordinated-terror-attack-%E2%80%94-but-signifies-a-deeper-malaise/ar-BB1cJpcz [Note from PF: early (2010) article which included input on Glavin’s Afghan connection] WSJ 2021/01/12 What is qanon what we know about the conspiracy theory: Adherents of a right-wing group that believes Trump is under assault by Satan worshipers were among the most prominent members of the mob that stormed the Capitol The conspiracy-theory group known as QAnon has grown in popularity in recent months. It has spread from fringe internet message boards to mainstream platforms and has become a political issue, and on Jan. 6, its adherents were among the most prominent members of the mob of President Trump’s supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Here is what we know about QAnon, the conspiracy theory behind it and how it started. Military dot com 2021/01/08 Police Officer Killed in US Capitol Siege Was Air National Guard Veteran, Deployed to Iraq https //www military com/daily-news/2021/01/08/police-officer-killed-us-capitol-siege-was-air-national- guard-veteran-deployed-iraq html NOTES 2021/01/13 See also Notes 2 Personal Comments for this date; also later comments on Jan 31, 2010 CNN, Oliver Darcy, Google anti-trust, ISIS terrorist plot against White House, etc. Sept. 2020, QAnon-what is it Be careful about news generated from CNN - ie, Oliver Darcy Antitrust lawsuit - Google CNN Oliver Darcy Breitbart [Note from PF: See Media/Breitbart - Alternative View/Breitbart] censorship-and-speech-controls/ On “switching” potential during recent White House riot, or any riot. A recent plot to attack White House and Trump Tower: Man admits to ‘Netflix worthy’ terror plots at Trump Tower, White House By Joshua Rhett MillerNovember 25, 2020 | 10:20am | Updated New York Post 2020/11/25 Suspect admits ISIS-inspired terror plots at Trump Tower, White House Excerpt: Kristopher Sean Matthews, aka Ali Jibreel, admitted Tuesday in a San Antonio courtroom to conspiring to provide material support to the foreign terrorist organization after discussing possible sites for US terror attacks, the Department of Justice said. Matthews, 34, of Elgin, said he colluded with a Texas man, Jaylyn Christopher Molina, aka Abdur Rahim, over a period of months on a plot to share info on how to make bombs for domestic and foreign attacks on behalf of ISIS, as well as to radicalize and recruit others. The duo, who were arrested in September, eyed Trump Tower, the White House and the New York Stock Exchange as potential targets. Matthews also suggested to “hit government centers” rather than locations like malls “where innocent children are,” court documents show. If the pair “accomplished the mission,” Matthews said, the attacks would grant them “rock star status,” according to a 14-page criminal complaint filed in US District Court for the Western District of Texas in San Antonio. Express News 2021/01/25 Cost man pleads guilty to supporting ISIS, Child porn 2021/01/12 CJNG: #1 El Mencho & Family arrests and likely faked suicides of potential witnesses #2 La Familia, Templars and CJNG connection, and micro-managing and controlling cities; ex-military professionals shift to cartels - a case study of an ex-Mexico soldier ------------------------ #1 El Mencho Fox News 2019/11/26 A Mexican drug kingpin you've never heard of is infiltrating small-town America By Julia Musto | Fox News https //www foxnews com/us/mexican-drug-kingpin-infiltrating-small-town-america Excerpt: Ruben "Nemesio" Oseguera Cervantes, known as "El Mencho," has flipped the world of drug trafficking on its head, according to former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Edward Follis. Appearing on "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, Follis said the Mexican drug kingpin's distribution models and renewed tactics are what makes him so deadly and his reach so extensive. They're also why small-town America is being devastated. https //www foxnews com/us/mexican-drug-kingpin-infiltrating-small-town-america NBC News 2020/02/27 Daughter of Mexico drug lord 'El Mencho' busted trying to see brother 'El Menchito' in court. Jessica Oseguera Gonzalez was arrested on the property of the federal courthouse in Washington on Wednesday, law enforcement officials told NBC News. By Jonathan Dienst, Pete Williams and Rich Schapiro https //www nbcnews com/news/crime-courts/daughter-mexico-drug-lord-el-mencho-busted-trying- see-brother-n1144261 Courier-Journal dot com 2020/11/25 El Mencho investigation: A year of mysterious deaths, a viral video and surprising arrests. Beth Warren and Karol Suarez https //www courier-journal com/story/news/crime/2020/11/25/how-covid-19-cartel-members-arrests- changed-el-mencho-search/6318293002/ #2 Controlling Cities; ex-military professionals shift to cartels The Guardian [Note from PF: More is excerpted here than normal because it is believed several key points help in investigations of cartels ie, “nothing moved without the cartel’s permission…” (see directly below)] Start Here: “At the height of the cartel’s power, nothing in Michoacán moved without the cartel’s permission. It monopolized crime, but it also penetrated ordinary life, using the threat of lethal violence to arbitrate anything from land disputes to marital conflicts. That soft power was fused with strategic sophistication, thanks to the influx of former soldiers, said Correa- Cabrera. “Their rapid expansion, the way they controlled territories, used communications and armament – they were now doing it like the army,” she said. The involvement of veterans has enabled cartel combatants across the country to organize tactical responses to the deployment of troops and paramilitary federal police. More recently, the CJNG has become notorious for a string of ambushes that have killed dozens of federal officers.” 2018/02/10 'The training stays with you': the elite Mexican soldiers recruited by cartels https //www theguardian com/world/2018/feb/10/mexico-drug-cartels-soldiers-military Excerpt: Delfino belongs to what remains of a cult-like drug cartel called Los Caballeros Templarios, or the Knights Templar, whose original leaders and claimed a mandate from God. Once a dominant force in the rugged western state of Michoacán, the group is now locked in a bitter war for survival with rival crime factions. But Delfino describes himself as an instrument of divine justice. “God has his will,” he said. “But he still needs people to do his work here on Earth.”…[later in article:] But what set the group apart was its home-brewed ideology, which blended the language of self-help with fire- and-brimstone theology. When La Familia’s ideological leader, Nazario Moreno González, was killed in 2014, the religious aspect faded. But Delfino still claims he’s following a divine mission. …Security analysts and cartel sources agree that a key factor in the transformation of underworld rivalries into a full-throttle war has been the cartels’ recruitment of elite soldiers. The leakage of Mexican special forces into organized crime began in the 1990s when the powerful Gulf cartel recruited a group of ex-Gafe troops to create its own paramilitary enforcement unit, known as Los Zetas. They eventually turned on their masters, establishing the Zetas as a cartel in their own right. But other narco bosses followed suit, turning to the military for skilled recruits. …“That US military training and intelligence techniques ended up in the wrong hands is far from unusual. Its lethal spillage into the contemporary criminal context is one of the legacies of US security policy in Latin America,” she said. Rarely, however, has a soldier-turned-narco [Delfino] gone on the record. Delfino’s training began not long after he joined the army in 1996. After selection for the Gafe, he underwent months of instruction, including courses in jungle survival and amphibious combat. After specializing as a sniper, he was deployed in counterinsurgency operations in the southern state of Chiapas, where the indigenous Zapatista guerrillas had risen up in 1994. 2021/01/11 Extortion in Mexico;-Insight Crime-2020/09/01; Borderland Beat closed Insight Crime 2020/09/01 The Sicilianization of Mexican Drug Cartels ANALYSISWritten by Redlogarythm and MX for Borderland Beat* - https //www insightcrime org/news/analysis/the-sicilianization-of-mexican-drug-cartels/ Excerpt: In fact, extortion has formed part of the daily Mexican life since the second half of the 20th century. The rampant political, administrative and police/armed forces corruption has created a system of thousands of individuals who make a living out of obtaining money from others by threatening them with the use of force if they refuse to make the payment. Nowadays, extortion in Mexico is manifested in many forms, including derecho/cobro de piso (“user rights”), where the business owners are asked to pay criminals periodically in order to be able to work. *This article was originally published by Borderland Beat. This is a shortened and edited version, https //www insightcrime org/news/analysis/the-sicilianization-of-mexican-drug-cartels/ San Diego Reader 2020/11/09 Borderland Beat shut down: Milenio Cartel founder's suit strikes blow. BY Marty Graham Mexico’s Milenio Cartel 2021/01/09 The Federalist 2020/05/04 A Rundown Of Major U.S. Corporate Media’s Business Ties To China: It seems a number of major US media outlets have financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and it shows in their coverage. https //thefederalist com/2020/05/04/has-china-compromised-every-major-mainstream-media-entity/ Excerpt of media companies listed in this article: The New York Times [Mexico-China complicity] Names, etc: Slim, Carlos - Mexico: Giant Motors joined ventures with China's JAC Motors, America Movil teaming up with Huawei Technologies Washington Post CNN Bloomberg Frank Report 2018/02/06 Billionaire Carlos Slim allegedly under the control of Carlos Salinas. https //frankreport com/2018/02/06/billionaire-carlos-slim-allegedly-under-the-control-of-carlos- salinas/ Excerpt: Mexican writer Diego Enrique Osorno published a book about the mysterious Carlos Slim entitled “Slim: A Political Biography of the Richest Mexican in the World.” Slim is allegedly one of the wealthiest men in the world with an estimated net worth of $70 billion….“Fear of talking about Slim was so huge, that even two former presidents who had initially given their approval to include their statements in my book, later asked the statements to be pulled,” he said. “There is great fear to speak of Slim. … and is the reason why there is very little information … there is fear Slim will carry out reprisals,” he added. There is one ex president not afraid of Slim. In fact Slim’s fortune may belong to this ex president — Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Slim became wealthy because of his ties to Salinas…As president, Salinas privatized monopolies, selling Tel- Mex, the Mexican national telephone company, to Slim for $400 million. The company was said to be worth over $12 billion at the time of the transaction in 1989. Telmex reportedly controls 94 percent of landlines and 75 percent of cellphone services in Mexico, with rates among the highest in the world. On paper, Slim owns about 2,000 other companies, including construction, finance and others. Many believe Salinas is the true owner and Slim his frontman, laundering the huge fortune Salinas stole from Mexico…Ironically, Carlos Salinas’ son, Emiliano, is a member of a strange cult that cattle brands women and blackmails them to ensure their silence. Emiliano is so brainwashed, he blindly follows the cult leader, a psychopathic dictator named Keith Raniere whose followers refer to him as Vanguard. https //frankreport com/2018/02/06/billionaire-carlos-slim-allegedly-under-the-control-of-carlos- salinas/ Forbes 2015/01/29 Who owns TracFone company? Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim controls America Movil, which owns TracFone. “The issue here is simple: when you promise consumers ‘unlimited,’ that means unlimited,” said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Billionaire Carlos Slim's TracFone Wireless To Pay $40 ... 40-million-to-ftc-for-deceiving-consumers/#3c1fffee4b1b www forbes com/sites/doliaestevez/2015/01/29/billionaire-carlos-slims-tracfon LA Times 2020/11/17 In a stunning reversal, U.S. drops charges against Mexico’s ex-defense chief. By Patrick McDonnell, Kate Linthicum. charges-against-mexicos-ex-defense-chief New York Post 2019/11/05 Mexico’s rampaging drug cartels are a huge problem for the United States. By Sean Davis united-states/