US to Declare Venezuelan Presidential Election Invalid if Maduro Wins

US to Declare Venezuelan Presidential Election Invalid if Maduro Wins

by Stephen Lendman

Democracy in America is pure fantasy, money-controlled elections farcical when held.

Venezuelans have the real thing, its electoral process scrupulously open, free and fair, shaming America’s sham system.

The war party with two right wings wins every time. Voters have no say over how America is governed, their rights and welfare abandoned, privileged interests alone served.

On May 20, President Nicolas Maduro is favored to be reelected. He’s challenged by Chavista turncoat Henri Falcon and businessman/evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci – linked to the Panama Papers tax haven  scandal by an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists probe into his affairs.

Washington opposes democracy at home and abroad, supporting a rogue’s gallery of fascist despots in numerous countries, bowing to its will, backing its imperial agenda, ignoring its war on humanity, taking millions of lives.

The Trump administration slammed Venezuela’s May presidential election. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert turned truth on its head, calling the process “illegitimate…not reflect(ing) the will of the Venezuelan people” – if Maduro wins. 

At last week’s Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, a joint 16-nation right-wing Lima Group declaration, together with Washington, called Venezuela’s presidential election “void of legitimacy and credibility” if conducted under current conditions – meaning if Maduro is democratically reelected.

Uninvited to the summit, he refused to attend anyway, “stay(ing) at home with the Venezuelan people,” he said. 

At a Caracas rally, he called the sham gathering an imperial “failure,” highlighted by “empty speeches by right-wing, unpopular, murderous, imperialist lackey presidents,” adding:

“The Lima Summit was the beginning of the end of the Summit of the Americas,” its legitimacy lost.

He called proceedings the beginning of an international scheme to sabotage Venezuela’s presidential election, saying he’ll present evidence backing his accusation.

Mike Pence represented Washington at the gathering. Trump stayed home, focusing on terror-bombing Syria, together with rogue partners Britain and France.

Maduro condemned the aggression, saying it “(v)iol(ated) international law… to inflict panic and terrorism on Syrians and destroy scientific centers. There has been powerful global revulsion around the planet.”

Bolivian President Evo Morales blasted summit hypocrisy, exposing “the false fight against corruption (while allying with US efforts) to topple democratically elected governments” like Venezuela and Syria.

Cuba’s delegation walked out of the summit ahead of OAS secretary general Luis Almagro’s address, a notorious US puppet, hostile to the island state and Venezuelan social democracy.

Maduro heads toward reelection on May 20. Will Washington stage another coup attempt to topple him – or maybe something more aggressive with neocon extremists Bolton and Pompeo swaying Trump go full-throttle for regime change.

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Will Trump Have to Declare Martial Law in California? Paul Preston on CSS

Middle and upper middle class people are fleeing California in droves. tey are weary of high taxes and liberal policies befitting a communist country. What is Califronia turning into? This interview with Paul Preston talks about the absolute state of rebellion that the Democrats have brought to the state of California. Will Trump be forced to declare martial law in order to restore order? (please note: the volume on my end is faint- you will need to boost your volume).



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Four days to declare a Cold War, by Thierry Meyssan

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Although it has the fourth largest army in the world, the United Kindom is unable to defy Russia without the support of allies. It therefore has to invent a casus belli to make its partners react and lead them to stand beside it.

The British government and certain of its allies, including US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have attempted to launch a Cold War against Russia.

Their plan was to fabricate an attack against an ex-double agent in Salisbury and at the same time a chemical attack against the « moderate rebels » in the Ghouta. The conspirators’ intention was to profit from the efforts of Syria to liberate the suburbs of its capital city and the disorganisation of Russia on the occasion of its Presidential election. Had these manipulations worked, the United Kingdom would have pushed the USA to bomb Damascus, including the Presidential palace, and demand that the United Nations General Assembly exclude Russia from the Security Council.

However, the Syrian and Russian Intelligence Services got wind of what was being plotted. They realised that the US agents in the Ghouta who were preparing an attack against the Ghouta were not working for the Pentagon, but for another US agency.

In Damascus, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fayçal Miqdad, set up an emergency Press conference for 10 March, in order to alert his fellow citizens. From its own side, Moscow had first of all tried to contact Washington via the diplomatic channels. But aware that the US ambassador, Jon Huntsman Jr, is the director of Caterpillar, the company which had supplied tunneling materials to the jihadists so that they could build their fortifications, Moscow decided to bypass the usual diplomatic channels.

Here’s how things played out:

12 March 2018

The Syrian army seized two chemical weapons laboratories, the first on 12 March in Aftris, and the second on the following day in Chifonya. Meanwhile, Russian diplomats pushed the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to get involved in the criminal investigation in Salisbury.

In the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May violently accused Russia of having ordered the attack in Salisbury. According to her, the ex-double agent Sergueï Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a military nerve gas of a type « developed by Russia » under the name of « Novitchok ». Since the Kremlin considers Russian citizens who have defected as legitimate targets, it is therefore highly likely that they ordered the crime.

« Novitchok » is known by what has been revealed by two Soviet personalities, Lev Fyodorov and Vil Mirzayanov. The scientist Fyodorov published an article in the Russian weekly Top Secret (Совершенно секретно) in July 1992, warning about the extremely dangerous nature of this product, and warning against the use of old Soviet weaponry by the Western powers to destroy the environment in Russia and make it unlivable. In October 1992, he published a second article in the News of Moscow (Московские новости) with a counter-espionage executive, Mirzayanov, denouncing the corruption of certain generals and the traffic of « Novitchok » in which they were involved. However, they did not know to whom they may have sold the product. Mirzayanov was first of all arrested for high treason, then released. Fyodorov died in Russia last August, but Mirzayanov is living in exile in the United States, where he collaborates with the Department of Defense.

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Russian ex-counter intelligence officer Vil Mirzayanov defected to the United States. Now 83 years old, he comments on the Skripal affair from Boston.

« Novitchok » was fabricated in a Soviet laboratory in Nurus, in what is now Uzbekistan. During the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it was destroyed by a US team of specialists. Uzbekistan and the United States, by necessity, have therefore possessed and studied samples of this substance. They are both capable of producing it.

British Minister for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson summoned the Russian ambassador in London, Alexandre Iakovenko. He gave him an ultimatum of 36 hours to check if any « Novitchok » was missing from their stocks. The ambassador replied that none was missing, because Russia had destroyed all of the chemical weapons it had inherited from the Soviet Union, as witnessed by the OPCW, which had drawn up a certified report.

After a telephone discussion with Boris Johnson, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in turn condemned Russia for the attack in Salisbury.

Meanwhile, a debate was under way at the UN Security Council concerning the situation in the Ghouta. The permanent representative for the US, Nikki Haley, declared – « About one year ago, after the sarin gas attack perpetrated in Khan Cheïkhoun by the Syrian régime, the United States warned the Council. We said that faced with the systematic inaction of the international community, states are sometimes obliged to act on their own. The Security Council did not react, and the United States bombed the air base from which al Assad had launched his chemical attack. We are reiterating the same warning today ».

The Russian Intelligence Services handed out documents from the US staff. They showed that the Pentagon was ready to bomb the Presidential palace and the Syrian Ministries, on the model of what it had done during the taking of Baghdad (3 to 12 April 2003).

Commenting the declaration by Nikki Haley, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, who had always called the attack in Khan Cheïkhoun a « Western manipulation », revealed that the false information which had led the White House into error and triggered the bombing of the Al-Chaayrate air base, had in fact come from a British laboratory which had never revealed how it came to possess its samples.

13 March 2018

The Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs published a Press release condemning a possible US military intervention, and announcing that if Russian citizens were harmed in Damascus, Moscow would riposte proportionally, since the Russian President is constitutionally responsible for the security of his fellow citizens.

Bypassing the official diplomatic channels, Russian Chief of Staff General Valeri Guerassimov contacted his US counterpart General Joseph Dunford to inform him of his fear of a false flag chemical attack in Ghouta. Dunford took this information vey seriously, and alerted US Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis, who referred the matter to President Donald Trump. In view of the Russian insistence that this piece of foul play was being prepared without the knowledge of the Pentagon, the White House asked the Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, to identify those responsible for the conspiracy.

We do not know the result of this internal enquiry, but President Trump acquired the conviction that his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, was implicated. The Secretary of State was immediately asked to interrupt his official journey in Africa and return to Washington.

Theresa May wrote to the General Secretary of the United Nations accusing Russia of having ordered the attack in Salisbury, and convened an emergency meeting of the Security Council. Without waiting, she expelled 23 Russian diplomats.

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Published one month and a half before the attack in Salisbury, Amy Knight’s book presents what was to become MI5’s thesis. The author herself maintains that she has not the slightest proof of what she is claiming.

At the request of President of the House of Commons Interior Committee Yvette Cooper, British Secretary for the Interior Amber Rudd announced that MI5 (Military Interior Secret Services ) is going to re-open 14 enquiries into deaths which, according to US sources, were ordered by the Kremlin.

By doing do, the British government adopted the theories of Professor Amy Knight. On 22 January 2018, this US Sovietologist published a very strange book – Orders to Kill – the Putin régime and political murder. The author, who is « the » specialist on the ex-KGB, attempts to demonstrate that Vladimir Putin is a serial killer responsible for dozens of political assassinations, from the terrorist attacks in Moscow in 1999 to the attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013, by way of the execution of Alexandre Litvinenko in London in 2006 or that of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow in 2015. However, she admits herself that there is absolutely no proof of her accusations.

The European Liberals then joined the fray. Ex-Prime Minister of Belgium Guy Verhofstadt, who presides their group in the European Parliament, called on the European Union to adopt sanctions against Russia. His counterpart at the head of their British party, Sir Vince Cable, proposed a European boycott of the World Football Cup. And already, Buckingham Palace announced that the royal family has canceled their trip to Russia.

The UK communications regulator, Ofcom, announced that it might ban the channel Russia Today as a retaliatory measure, even though RT has on no occasion violated British law.

The Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs summoned the British ambassador in Moscow to inform him that reciprocal measures would soon be indicated in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats from London.

President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his Secretary of State, with whom he had not yet been in contact. He was replaced by Mike Pompeo, ex-Director of the CIA, who, the night before, had confirmed the authenticity of the Russian information transmitted by General Dunford. On his arrival in Washington, Tillerson obtained confirmation of his dismissal from White House General Secretary General John Kelly.

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The ex-CEO of the largest multinational in the world, ExxonMobil, thought he was untouchable. But to his great surprise, Rex Tillerson was brutally dismissed by Donald Trump. The former believed he was serving the Anglo-Saxon world, while the latter considers him to be a traitor to his country.

Ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a product of the Texan middle class. He and his family worked for the US Scouts, of whom he became the National President (2010-12). Culturally close to England, he did not hesitate, when he became President of the mega-multinational Exxon-Mobil (2006-16), not only to wage a politically correct campaign favouring the acceptance of young gays into the Scouts, but also to recruit mercenaries in British Guiana. He is said to be a member of the Pilgrims Society, the most prestigious of Anglo-US clubs, presided by Queen Elizabeth II, a number of whose members were part of the Obama administration.

During his functions as Secretary of State, the quality of his education provided a bond for Donald Trump, considered by US high society to be a buffoon. He was in disagreement with his President on three major subjects which allow us to define the ideology of the conspirators –

- Like London and the US deep state, he thought it would be useful to diabolise Russia in order to consolidate the power of the Anglo-Saxons in the Western camp ;

- Like London, he thought that in order to maintain Western colonialism in the Middle East, it was necessary to favour Iranian President Cheikh Rohani against the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei. He therefore supported the 5+1 agreement.

- Like the US deep state, he considered that the swing of North Korea towards the United States should remain secret, and be used to justify a military deployment which would be directed in reality against the People’s Repubic of China. He was therefore in favour of official talks with Pyongyang, but opposed to a meeting between the two heads of state.

14 March 2018

While Washington was still in shock, Theresa May spoke once again before the House of Commons to develop her accusation, while all around the world, British diplomats spoke to numerous inter-governmental organisations in order to broadcast the message. Responding to the Prime Minister, Blairist deputy Chris Leslie qualified Russia as a rogue state and demanded its suspension from the UN Security Council. Theresa May agreed to examine the question, but stressed that the outcome could only be decided by the General Assembly in order to avoid the Russian veto.

The North Atlantic Council (NATO) met in Brussels at the request of the United Kingdom. The 29 member states drew a link between the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the attack in Salisbury. They then decided that Russia was « probably » responsible for these two events.

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Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of NATO, and permanent representative for the United Kingdom to the North Atlantic Council Sarah MacIntosh. She is the ex-Director of Defence and Intelligence questions to the British Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post that she handed on to Jonathan Allen, current chargé d’affaires at the UNO.

In New York, the permanent representative of Russia, Vasily Nebenzya, proposed to the members of the Security Council that they adopt a declaration attesting to their common will to shed light on the attack in Salisbury and handing over the enquiry to the OPCW in the respect of international procedures. But the United Kingdom refused any text which did not contain the expression that Russia was « probably responsible » for the attack.

During the public debate which followed, UK chargé d’affaire Jonathan Allen represented his country. He is an agent of MI6 who created the British War Propaganda Service and gives active support to the jihadists in Syria. He declared – « Russia has already interfered in the affairs of other countries, Russia has already violated international law in Ukraine, Russia has comtempt for civilian life, as witnessed by the attack on a commercial aircraft over Ukraine by Russian mercenaries, Russia protects the use of chemical weapons by Assad (…) The Russian state is responsible for this attempted murder ». The permanent representative for France, François Delattre, who, by virtue of a derogation by President Sarkozy, was trained at the US State Department, noted that his country had launched an initiative to end the impunity of those who use chemical weapons. He implied that the initiative, originally directed at Syria, could also be turned against Russia.

Russian ambassador Vasily Nebenzya pointed out that the session had been convened at London’s request, but that it is public at Moscow’s request. He observed that the United Kingdom is violating international law by treating this subject at the Security Council while keeping the OPCW out of its enquiry. He noted that if London had been able to identify the « Novotchik », it’s because it has the formula and can therefore make its own. He noted Russia’s desire to collaborate with the OPCW in the respect for international procedures.

15 March 2018

The United Kingdom published a common declaration which had been cosigned the night before by France and Germany, as well as Rex Tillerson, who at that moment was still US Secretary of State. The text reiterated British suspicions. It denounced the use of « a neurotoxic agent of military quality, and of a type developed by Russia », and affirmed that it was « highly probable that Russia is responsible for the attack ».

The Washington Post published an op-ed piece by Boris Johnson, while the US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, established new sanctions against Russia. These are not connected to the current affair, but to allegations of interference in US public life. The decree nonetheless mentions the attack in Salisbury as proof of the underhand methods of Russia.

British Secretary for Defence, the young Gavin Williamson, declared that after the expulsion of its diplomats, Russia should « shut up and go away » (sic). This is the first time since the end of the Second World War that a representative of a permanent member state of the Security Council has employed such a vocabulary in the face of another member of the Council. Sergueï Lavrov commented – « He’s a charming young man. He must want to ensure his place in History, by making shock declarations […] Perhaps he lacks education ».

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Throughout its long history, England has never hesitated to lie and betray its oath in order to defend its interests. This is how it earned its French nickname of « perfide Albion » (after the Latin name for England)


In the space of four days, the United Kingdom and its allies have laid the premises of a new division of the world, a Cold War.

However, Syria is not Iraq and the UNO is not the G8 (from which Russia has been excluded because of its adhesion to Crimea and its support of Syria). The United States are not going to destroy Damascus, and Russia will not be excluded from the Security Council. After having resigned from the European Union, then having refused to sign the Chinese declaration about the Silk Road, the United Kingdom thought to improve its stature by eliminating a competitor. By this piece of dirty work, it imagined that it would acquire a new dimension and become the « Global Britain » announced by Madame May. But it is destroying its own credibility.

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Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region.

Catalan MPs easily approved the move amid an opposition boycott.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy and stability” to Catalonia.

The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial referendum on independence.

The Catalan government said that of the 43% of potential voters who took part, 90% were in favour of independence. But Spain’s Constitutional Court had ruled the vote illegal.

What happened in the Catalan parliament?

A motion declaring independence was approved on Friday with 70 in favour, 10 against, and two abstentions in the 135-seat chamber.

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SAA about to Declare Homs and Hama Provinces ISIS Free

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Homs and Hama Provinces will be ISIS Free Soon by the Syrian Arab Army

The declaring of Homs and Hama provinces ISIS Free will be soon after the Syrian Arab Army units tightened the noose on its terrorists, and destroyed their last gatherings and fortifications in more than 30 villages and towns in an area of around 1000 square kilometers.

The following video report by SANA quotes officers in the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division operating in Homs and Hama countrysides from the battlefields.

SAA Liberates Tens of Villages to Declare Homs and Hama Provinces ISIS Terror Free

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On 23rd of August, one of the Syrian Arab Army forces has been assigned the task of liberating Central Syria from ISIS terrorist organization.

This operation was qualitative and have inflicted the heaviest losses on the enemy ISIS terrorist organization and who supports it from Arab and foreign (regimes). This operation was initiated from al-Shaer (Gas) field, SAA units met at al-Faziyeh area, a ring was imposed around ISIS terrorists.

28 villages were liberated from ISIS terrorist organization, 1000 square kilometers and few kilometers are left to reach the separation lines.

We preach to our people in Syria that victory is coming inevitably and we tell our people in the countryside of Homs and the countryside of Hama that ISIS organization has been completely eradicated and what’s left for them are very few pockets which are being dealt with and few small villages which they’re already fleeing from.

They (ISIS terrorists) used all sorts of weapons supplied to them by the West, remote-controlled drones, booby-trapped vehicles, tanks… All technologies are available for this terrorist organization, with our brave armed forces, their sacrifices and dedication in fighting have given ISIS an unforgettable lesson, forever.

We regret ISIS and its Takfiri states came to these villages, we are now in the desert and you can find schools, infrastructure, farms, phone networks, water.. everything is available, ISIS terrorists came with a ready plot to destroy all of this infrastructure and fight Syria.

We Syrians will not kneel and we will not surrender, in God’s will, there is still a wise leadership leading the country into safety, and Syria will return as it was in the days before (war of terror) the country of safety, security, and stability.

Syrian Arab Army units carried out its military operations at lightning speed based on accurate information, monitoring and vigorous follow-up on the movements & nature of fortifications of terrorist groups holed up battles and confrontations were fought directly in the streets and houses of the village.

We are now in Souha area, it is liberated, we faced fierce resistance and heavy fortifications.

This area is called Hammadat Omar, we fought the fiercest battles with ISIS terrorist organization here. Hammadat Omar is considered the most important and oldest strongholds for ISIS in this region. it was declared ‘independent’ since 7 years and ISIS (formerly Nusra) was declared in this area.

The battle was very fierce, all the fighters against us were foreigners, mostly from Uighur and Chechens, we fought the battle from 10 am until evening they thought we withdrew at evening but the battle continued house to house, as you can see (from rubbles), they were using the schools as main weapons depots, we managed to confiscate their weapons.

At dawn when they saw the stubbornness and ferocity of the 4th Division fighters they fled and we chased them until the next villages.

The morale is high, in God’s will, and we will continue, in God’s will, and we will eradicate all these traitors, mercenaries and infidels and we will kick them out of our beloved Syria’s territories.

When ISIS terrorist organization established its so-called ‘Homs State’ and ‘Hama State’ has established torture centers and prisons in all the areas they took control of since 3.5 years, Centers like schools, mosques, grains silos, houses of ordinary civilians and others like what you see here iron cages to those who disobey them. This is one of the centers for torture and prison which was used by ISIS terrorist organization.

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Catalonia To Declare Independence From Spain On Monday

Spanish stocks tumbled, with the IBEX index sliding into a 10% correction, following an overnight report that Catalan leader Puigdemont was set to make a statement at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Wednesday, after an all-party committee of the region’s parliament meets to agree a date for a plenary session on independence. That concluded moments ago and CUP, the pro-secession party that is a majority in the Catalan parliament, has announced it will declared independence from Spain in plenary session on Monday, El Pais reports.

As reported last night, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont told the BBC that his government would ask the region’s parliament to declare independence after tallying votes from last weekend’s referendum, which Madrid says was illegal. “This will probably finish once we get all the votes in from abroad at the end of the week and therefore we shall probably act over the weekend or early next week,” he said in remarks published on Wednesday.

Puigdemont’s comments came after Spain’s King Felipe VI accused secessionist leaders on Tuesday of shattering democratic principles and dividing Catalan society, as tens of thousands protested against a violent police crackdown on Sunday’s vote. The Catalan leader is due to make a statement at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Wednesday, during which he is expected to announce that Catalonia will formally announce independence on Monday.

Spain has been rocked by the Catalan vote and the Spanish police response to it, which saw batons and rubber bullets used to prevent people voting. Hundreds were injured, in scenes that brought international condemnation.

And while the constitutional crisis in Spain, the euro zone’s fourth-biggest economy, has hit Spanish stocks and bonds, raising Madrid’s borrowing costs, it has so far failed to have an adverse impact on the broader European market, or the Euro which has remained relatively steady in recent days.  As shares in Spain’s big lenders fell on Wednesday, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos tried to reassure investors and customers. “Catalan banks are Spanish banks and European banks are solid and their clients have nothing to fear,” he said on the sidelines of a conference in Madrid.

According to Reuters, Caixabank, Catalonia’s largest lender, said in a memo to employees late on Tuesday that its only objective was to “protect clients’, shareholders’ and employees’ interests”.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a conservative who has taken a hard line on the issue, faces a huge challenge to see off Catalan independence without further unrest. Rajoy has been fighting to maintain control after 2.3 million Catalans voted in Sunday’s makeshift referendum and the regional police force ignored orders to prevent the ballot. Preparing for launching the “nuclear option”, Bloomberg added that Rajoy is mulling if, and when, to use Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to take direct control from the administration in Barcelona.

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‘Declare Martial Law..Start Killing These A**hats!’ Cop’s Facebook Makes Chilling Post

MATT AGORIST–Cops and social media mix like oil and water. When they aren’t arresting people for their Facebook posts critical of the government, police are taking to Facebook themselves to advocate for the death of people with whom they disagree. While these previous cases have been insidious, they pale in comparison to the recent alleged comments from a Georgia police officer’s Facebook page in which he called for declaring martial law and the wholesale murder of protesters.

Over the weekend, an Atlanta local news agency was sent several screenshots of a Facebook account belonging to Mercer University police officer, Mark Teems.

As 11 Alive reports, a person using his image and name commented on a local news story shared to the station’s Facebook page regarding the recent protest at Georgia Tech. The protest was related to the officer-involved shooting death of Scout Schultz, a student at the university.

Students at Georgia tech reacted in outrage last week after a video showed police gun down Schultz whose attorney noted was ‘armed’ with a pocket multitool. During the protests, some criminal elements began destroying property and a police cruiser was even set ablaze.

While the destructive behavior of some of the protesters was certainly criminal and deserved police action, the response from Teems’ Facebook account was entirely over the top and grounds for criminal prosecution as well as he was inciting violence.

“I’m sick of the BS.  Declare Martial Law and start killing these Asshats!!!”

As if this wasn’t bad enough, that same day, Teems’ Facebook account then shared a video from a page called Coalition For Trump Superstore which showed violent police using water cannons on protesters sending them tumbling down the street. The page uploaded it to advocate the use of water cannons on Antifa.

While members of Antifa are certainly enacting and calling for violence, the people praising and calling for violence and the killing of protesters are no different.

Ironically enough, the protesters being brutalized by cops in the video he shared were actually freedom fighters standing up to the tyrannical socialist regime’s oppression — in Venezuela.

“this should be standard for EVERY large cities Police Dept!!!” wrote Teems’ Facebook account in his video post.

As 11 Alive reports, they reached out to Mark Teems via phone. Naturally, he denied making the posts and hung up on them.

The man who answered said he worked for Mercer University as a police officer. When asked about his posts on social media, he repeatedly said, “I don’t know what you are talking about.” We asked him for his email address to send him the screenshots, but he refused. 11Alive News informed him that the university is aware of the comments and wanted to give him a chance to respond. Again he refused and hung up the phone.

Despite Teems’ denial and playing ignorant, his Facebook page is still active and some of his public posts are in line with these alleged comments. In 2013, Teems made a post calling welfare recipients “Leaches and parasites…” His disdain for who he perceives as the enemy, is tellingly clear.

Again, in ironic fashion, however, Teems failed to realize that his entire paycheck is derived from the taxation of the public and police collecting revenue through the enforcement of victimless crimes. Arguably, the theft of someone’s wages for their window tint being too dark can easily be compared to that of a leech or a parasite.

When asked about their officer’s conduct regarding these alleged posts made through the Facebook account, the department said they will handle it internally.

This information has been passed along to Mercer’s police chief, and the matter will be handled internally.

While sharing memes is one thing, openly calling for martial law and the murder of people protesting their government is another—and it’s criminal. If it is proven that Teems did, in fact, make these posts, which he more than likely did, he should be held to the same standards as everyone else who makes violent threats online.

Somehow, we think that probably won’t happen. However, if it does, we will keep you up to date.

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Police Declare Childhood Autism as ‘Reasonable Suspicion’ for Detainment, Assault


Buckeye, AZ — Following a national outcry surrounding the violent takedown of an autistic boy by Officer David Grossman, the Buckeye Police Department is in damage control mode. In a press conference, BPD spokesperson Tamela Skaggs addressed reporters in an effort to explain to the public why Grossman confronted Connor Leibel, a 14-year-old autistic boy.

Skaggs described Grossman as a “drug recognition expert” with the department’s patrol division. As The Free Thought Project has reported, officers can attend a weekend training seminar where they learn how to escalate traffic stops under suspicion of drug use and charge more motorists with “driving under the influence of drugs,” even though many who are charged had no drugs in their system at all.

Reporters immediately questioned how a so-called “drug recognition expert” could not immediately recognize that Leibel was first, a juvenile, and second, a person with special needs—instead of someone who was high on drugs as Grossman admitted he believed Leibel to be. Skaggs said she could not begin to speculate or “get into his [Grossman’s] mind,” but said Leibel’s behavior was suspicious enough to make contact with him, apprehend him when he pulled away, and detain him.

However, Skaggs stopped short of saying Grossman took Leibel violently to the ground. Instead, she said the two both fell to the ground together. Leibel’s family maintains their son was injured in the process — having the photos to prove it — and they are demanding an apology from Grossman, for the officer to undergo community service within the Autism community, and additional training for the entire department.

When asked what are some of the things the Buckeye Police Department can and has learned from this, Skaggs said her officers may now be able to recognize stimming activity is a sign of autism and not drug use.

Another reporter brought up the hypothetical situation that could have played out if Leibel had put his hands in his pockets and refused to remove them. What would have happened in that case? Would he have been mistaken as having been in possession of a deadly weapon, and would he have been shot by the officer? Those questions and more were asked of Skaggs, but she said she would not be able to comment on the hypotheticals. She insisted that she wanted to focus on what did happen to the young autistic boy.

As TFTP reported on Tuesday:

Grossman approached Leibel and asked him what he was doing. The autistic boy responded with “good” and that he was “stimming” — short for self-stimulation — the often repetitive actions, movements, and sounds many if not most autistic individuals make to calm and stimulate themselves.

“I’m okay. I’m okay,” Connor screamed as the man he was likely always was told by his family was there as a protector, in that moment, became his tormentor.

Anyone who knows anything about working with autistic individuals knows how to spot someone who is likely autistic. There are the tell-tale signs of repetitive behaviors, rocking motions, awkward social interactions, and inappropriate speech responses in some. And one thing experts also know is autistic individuals get extremely agitated, anxious, and sometimes combative when they’re touched.

Grossman grabbed Connor as the young teenager attempted to walk away from the officer, an action which was well within his civil rights since he was not a suspect in any crime. But Grossman quickly told him not to walk away and attempted to place the boy in handcuffs after grabbing him by the arm.

When Connor attempted to pull away, Grossman took him to the ground and held him there until backup arrived, all the while Connor was screaming in agony and trying to mentally make sense of everything happening to him.

“Don’t move…Stop moving…Don’t you move, you understand?” Grossman told the boy as a dangerous situation could have quickly gotten out of hand. If the boy had reached back and grabbed Grossman’s gun, what would have happened then?

“Why are you acting like this Connor,” he asked. “Cause I’m okay,” the boy replied.

The young boy’s aunt, Diane, heard all the child’s screams and approached the scene. She told Grossman she was sorry if her nephew had done anything wrong but stated he had autism. “He’s fighting with me,” the officer said being completely untruthful with the boy’s guardian.

At that moment, the officer should have removed his hands from the boy and allowed him to get to his feet. Instead, he held him down (a no, no with autistic individuals) for what must have been agonizing minutes until his backup arrived.

“He’s doing something with his hands…I don’t know what that is,” the officer stated. “You don’t have anything (drugs) on you do you,” he ignorantly asked again.

Predictably, the Buckeye Police Department investigated the incident with Grossman and concluded “no use of force” occurred in dealing with the teen. But his body and the pictures of the damage to his body, tell a different tale. There are bruises, scrapes, and cuts on the autistic boy’s torso that were inflicted as a result of the fact that a poorly trained “drug recognition expert” could arguably not tell the difference between someone who is on drugs and someone who is autistic.

Following the incident, which took place on June 19, the Buckeye Police Department conducted their own internal investigation and concluded Leibel’s autism led to “suspicious behavior” which gave officer Grossman “reasonable suspicion” to believe Leibel was under the influence of drugs.

Just like that, a young man’s autism was declared to be a justified reason for his detainment and physical assault — in the land of the free.

They cleared the officer of all wrongdoing but added he may need to get additional training in being able to detect the difference between drug use and behavioral issues.

Watch the Body Cam footage below:

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