Friday, September 11, 2020, Americans noted the 19th anniversary of the 9/11/2001 Islamic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the failed attempt of the hijackers of Flight 93 thanks to the efforts of courageous passengers, who knowingly risked and lost their lives foiling this jihadist plot. I well remember that day and how the entire world has been forever changed as a result of what happened then.
I also vividly recall what seemed to be a solemn promise that the nation made in a very public manner. The promise that we would “never forget” 9/11 and the lessons learned from that catastrophe.
As I pondered that promise, I thought about the comparison of those days preceding 9/11 and our current reality within America as we shift into the last push before the 2020 national elections. After much thought, I am reluctantly reporting that America has not remembered how our enemies, both without our borders and within, sent signals of the impending attacks that we should have seen but didn’t.
The enemies of America are emerging and making their moves now, and there are clear signals we dare not ignore. America is possibly on the verge of a far greater disaster than 9/11 should the Left achieve its goal of taking the White House in 2020.
Forgetting the Emerging Enemy Lurking Outside
One of the critical lessons we should have learned from 9/11 was to not ignore the emergence of a lethal adversary, such as the rise of Al Queda in the 1990s.
Recall that the 9/11 attack on the WTC was not the first attempt to topple the twin towers. On February 26, 1993, jihadists almost succeeded.
At 12:17 p.m. the bomb exploded, knocking out the World Trade Center’s sprinklers, generators, elevators, public address system, emergency command center and more than half of the high-voltage lines that fed electricity to the complex. The FBI later called it the “largest by weight and by damage of any improvised explosive device that we’ve seen since the inception of forensic explosive identification.” Six people died, including a pregnant woman. More than 1,000 others were injured, mostly from smoke that snaked its way up the stairwells and elevator shafts. Yet both towers remained standing.
The growth of jihadism was evident in the years to follow for any who wished to look. That the sword of militant Islam was being pointed at America and it manifested in lethal events like the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in 2000.
Yet, little was done to anticipate and perhaps forestall further attacks and the horrific result of such was almost 3,000 deaths on 9/11/2001. Unfortunately, we have seen much the same attitude displayed as regards the emergence of an enemy potentially far deadlier than anyone has ever seen, the Republic of China.
As covered previously in this journal, China has been bulking-up its influence and power all over the globe for the past two decades.
In less than twenty years, China has expanded its territorial influence in the South China Sea [which it virtually claims as its possession], become the second-largest economy on the planet, captured almost a monopoly on manufacture and supply of medicine globally, have turned stolen technology into a mammoth industry of information and means of spying on billions, all while exercising tyrannical power over its populace, including concentration camps for over a million Uyghur Muslims, and substantially building its military and nuclear capabilities at a blistering pace.
According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, China has the largest standing army in the world with over 2 million active soldiers. The United States is now in third place behind China and India with just over 1.3 million active-duty soldiers.
The ascendance of China in just the past few years should have given American leaders pause. Yet, with the lone exception of President Trump, no one has had the ability, intention or, the will to do something about it.
Moreover, the President is continuing to act against the Chinese government and for America. In fact, he has made significant moves to counter the near-monopoly on pharmaceutical supplies that China currently enjoys.
Forgetting the Emerging Enemies Lurking Within
In the years following the 9/11 attacks, it was discovered that America had been harboring many enemies within our borders who had gone unnoticed. One such discovery was that the pilots who flew the planes into the WTC and Pentagon and tried to crash Flight 93 somewhere in Washington D.C., had taken their flight training in our country.
We also began to realize that there were many ‘terrorist cell groups’ that had formed on American soil prior to the attacks. Unfortunately, those in authority in the Bush and Obama years did little to root those out and bring the enemies on our shores to justice.
America saw the emergence of the domestic terrorist groups Black Lives Matter and Antifa during the Obama administration. These Socialist organizations are the fruit of sixty years of grooming children within the public education system at every level.
Among the bad things brought by the “China virus,” as the President has called it, and the BLM/Antifa rioting which continues unabated is that other enemies are getting less attention than they should, especially in a normal election year. Of course, 2020 is far from a normal election year.
For instance, why are the Democrats are throwing out the discredited lie of collusion with Russia and Putin once again? Why is NY Governor Andrew Cuomo calling COVID-19 the “European virus,” when it originated and could have been contained within China?
Perhaps that also serves the purpose of deflecting attention from the Left’s Chinese allies. In the meantime, it can be used as a way to blame President Trump and keep people’s attention from Cuomo’s blundering response to the pandemic.
It would appear that there is collusion during an election year with a mortal enemy of America. It is the Left’s collusion with China.
Another, more covert effort from the Leftist Democrats is to delay and contest the election results should the President win on election night, even if he wins in a landslide victory. This is nothing less than a planned attempt to steal the election through both legal and violent means.
There are many examples of this plot being carried out by Democrats with the aid of their paramilitary arm, aka BLM/Antifa, and their propaganda division, aka the Leftmedia.
How do we know this is not simply a rumor instead of a detailed and planned attack on America?
The signals have already come courtesy of Hillary Clinton’s urging of Joe Biden to not concede, “under any circumstances.” This, along with the fact that Biden’s campaign has already equipped itself with an army of lawyers to fight the results of the vote should it go against him.
The covert effort is being carried out by a number of less visible groups who have laid out their plans for the post-election period. Two of the most important of these are called the Transition Integrity Project and Defeat Disinfo.
Both were highlighted on Dan Bongino’s show from September 14th. Bongino correctly calls this a “coup” attempt by Democrats and disgruntled “never-Trumpers.”
He mentions an important article from “The National Pulse,” of September 4th concerning the so-called Transition Integrity Project.
George Soros, the Berggruen Institute, the Gates Foundation and a handful of NeverTrump operatives within the Republican Party created a front group called the Transition Integrity Project. They claim they are non-partisan or bipartisan – they use those words interchangeably though they actually mean different things – and that their raison d’etre is that Trump will try to steal the election. The group is linked with the Chinese Communist Party, too.
When TIP states that ‘Trump will try to steal the election,’ they mean that even if the President wins at the polls on election night by a landslide margin, the mail-in votes, legitimate or otherwise, will overtake his lead and then President Trump will refuse to leave. This is despite the total unreliability that the mail-in ballots will be secure and accurately tabulated, and despite the fact that it is the Leftist Democrats whose leadership has already stated that Biden will not concede, as explained in a previous article from this journal.
The most likely scenario the Democrats expect is that President Trump will win in a landslide according to the votes counted on election day. Joe Biden will then take Hillary Clinton’s advice and not concede defeat. The issue will be thrown into the courts in preparation for which the Biden team has already amassed a horde of lawyers. In the meantime, the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party will stage demonstrations that will devolve into violent riots.
In another article that Bongino cites from the Washington Post we learn about the group Defeat Disinfo. The rather lengthy title of the WaPo piece is “Technology once used to combat ISIS propaganda is enlisted by Democratic group to counter Trump’s coronavirus messaging.”
A new Democratic-alinged political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal… is planning to deploy technology originally developed to counter Islamic state propaganda in service of a domestic political goal – to combat online efforts to promote President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the President’s claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across the country – in some cases paying users with large followings to take sides against the President. [italics mine]
It appears as if the Defeat Disinfo people are engaged in spreading…disinformation! Moreover, they are willing to pay others to do so on their behalf!
Fighting and Turning Back the Enemies
In the last few articles, I have mentioned some of the things that are important to combat the Leftist coup attempts that are coming after the election. However, if as Americans we wish to not simply survive the chaos but to build a better and freer nation as we emerge from the chaos, we must take substantive, productive action.
Substantive, productive action consists of two simple, however not easy, elements. The first of these is to plead for the strength, wisdom, and grace of God Almighty in sincere prayer.
There are several reasons why this must be the first priority. One is that sincere prayer cultivates the ground of the soul for learning His love and listening to His wisdom, and prayer should be about listening even more than it is about asking.
A second reason is that as a part of prayer, the LORD provides new strength for the fight. The short time before the election and in its aftermath will be a drain on our strength and we will need His help for the battle to be won.
The third reason for prayer is that it will equip us with His love and wisdom as we face the enemy. Wisdom delivered with and tempered with love is the template for our action.
The fruit of calling upon the LORD is that He will direct our actions that follow. This is the second element, take action.
The best time to take productive action is now, before the election. As stated in an excellent article from The American Mind,
Those who find the Podesta Gambit [in which John Podesta, playing Biden, refused to concede his loss in a TIP war game] troubling need to shine the brightest possible spotlight onto it. To the highest degree possible, Joe Biden must be pressed as soon as possible to disavow it, whether in the form of pushing for the appointment of alternative electors, holding the election hostage to drastic constitutional change, or (above all) using threats of secession as a weapon. Likewise, the actual governors central to Podesta’s hypothetical strategy (in California, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Michigan, and North Carolina) must be challenged to put on record a pledge to reject that path. Kamala Harris, as a Californian, should face the same questions. These are simple questions. Do you reject threats of secession to get your way electorally? Will you pledge not to appoint electors contrary to the vote of the people of your state?
In other words, the Democratic Party and its allies on the street and in the cable “news” must be called out about these nefarious tactics. They should also be asked if they will disavow any violence that occurs after the election, as well as take strong steps against such violence, and they must be made to go on the record before the election.
These questions should also be asked in the presidential debates, if in fact there will be any debates. Now, I can almost hear some saying, ‘Yeah, this sounds great but how can it be done?’
It can happen if we demand it through every avenue, letters, calls, emails to our elected officials making it clear this needs to be done. In addition, the arenas of social media must be flooded with demands that these kinds of questions come to the fore.
News media outlets should be pressing the case for this on their own, yet this is unlikely. However, some pressure on the cable pundits can be brought to bear with enough public push to insist these critical queries be made by those who claim the mantle of ‘journalist.’
This must happen before the election because that is when these candidates will be the most responsive. After the election, should the unspeakable happen, they won’t care and will launch into their Socialist agenda with abandon, visiting destruction upon this bastion of Liberty all while enriching themselves and their friends on the backs of the American taxpayer.
Finally, we must remember the most critical item of all; The LORD is in control. No turmoil or trouble is beyond His reach and He bids you come to Him, cling to Him, take comfort in His care and call upon Him always.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 [ESV]
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
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