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Kerido: One of the Biggest Stories of the Year Went Virtually Unreported by Establishment Media

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Did you hear that Israeli spies saved the life of a U.S. general by foiling an Iranian assassination plot?

Probably not. But don’t feel bad — nobody else in America did, either. The legacy media in the U.S. reported very little (or not at all) on what should be one of the most important stories of the year. In Israel, however, news outlets erupted with the explosive story.

At the end of April, Israeli Mossad agents operating inside Iran apprehended and interrogated a man named Mansour Rasouli. Audio recordings and photos were released in which Rasouli, a high-level terrorist coordinator with Iran’s infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and Quds Force, admitted that he had been ordered to arrange the assassination of a U.S. general stationed in Germany, as well as an Israeli diplomat in Turkey and a journalist in France.

Confessing to the terrorism plot, Rasouli explained that his counterpart in Europe had been paid $150,000 to “prepare for the assassinations” by working in tandem with affiliated international crime and drug lords.

Iran reportedly provides over $100 million per year to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the most violent terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip and elsewhere. But now, pointing out that a top-level American military officer was one of the prime targets of the terrorism branch of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israeli officials have emphasized that the Iranian threat is not limited to the modern Jewish state.

And it’s not just Israeli leaders who feel that way. Former President Donald J. Trump, for instance, has been warning of this threat for years.

“Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013, and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash,” he said in January 2020. “Instead of saying ‘thank you’ to the United States, they chanted ‘death to America.’ … Iran went on a terror spree, funded by the money from the deal, and created hell in Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. The missiles fired … at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the [Obama] administration.”

President Joe Biden and his colleagues, especially Secretary of State Antony Blinken, have attempted to return the U.S. to the Obama-era Iran deal, but negotiations have been mostly fruitless, even by Democratic standards.

One of the key sticking points for the Iranian regime is an action taken by Trump that critics have called a “poison pill”: listing the IRGC (which includes the Quds Force once headed by Gen. Qasem Soleimani) as a foreign terrorist organization, with all of the ramifications and sanctions thereof.

Iran has demanded that Biden and Blinken remove the foreign terrorist designation from its militant branch responsible for violence and murder all over the world before any negotiation can continue. (Biden already removed the terrorist designation from Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. Their trademark slogan is nothing short of, “Allah is great, death to the U.S., death to Israel, curse the Jews, and victory for Islam!”)

In response, Biden reportedly offered to remove the designation in return for promises from Iran not to retaliate against U.S. officials for Trump’s killing of Soleimani. The Iranians flat-out refused this request and returned with their own unknown proposal. It can’t be good, though, because even Biden is balking at it.

Other Democratic politicians, such as Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, have encouraged the Biden administration to drop the foreign terrorist designation.

“It would be political malpractice for [the foreign terrorist designation of the IRGC] to be a sticking point,” he said. “I understand Republicans are going to over-hype the significance of the designation. And we’re going to have to be prepared to explain to the American people what the stakes are of not getting a [nuclear] deal and how practically insignificant that designation is.”

As the nuclear negotiations between Washington and Teheran have stalled, the Islamic Republic of Iran apparently felt the appropriate response to Biden’s hesitation was to order the IRGC and Quds Force to commit an act of murderous terrorism against an American target. The motivation was presumably vengeance for the deadly strike on Soleimani — nearly two and a half years later and long after Trump had vacated the White House.

The Israeli intelligence service commonly known as the Mossad stepped up to the plate, launching a daring mission inside Iran itself that ultimately saved the life of the American general as well as the Israeli diplomat and French journalist. And, probably to protect Biden and his disastrous negotiation, most of the American media has quietly shelved the story.

The American people are unaware of yet another massive failure of the Democrats: the direct funding and possible delisting of Iranian terrorist organizations that actively seek to assassinate top-level American military personnel.

In an unusual move, the Israeli government has chosen to disclose its intelligence operation, revealing Iran’s intended violence against American targets and exposing the disastrous incompetence (or worse?) of Biden & Co. In a method typical of Israeli culture and communication, the message from the Jewish state to Biden is both subtle and nuanced yet has the force of a Hellfire missile (like one of the missiles that former President Barack Obama refused to send to Israel during the counter-terror campaign of 2014).

On June 22, 1982, then-Sen. Joe Biden threatened to cut off aid to Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin forcefully responded:

“Don’t threaten us with cutting off your aid. It will not work. I am not a Jew with trembling knees. I am a proud Jew with 3,700 years of civilized history. Nobody came to our aid when we were dying in the gas chambers and ovens. Nobody came to our aid when we were striving to create our country. We paid for it. We fought for it. We died for it. We will stand by our principles. We will defend them. And, when necessary, we will die for them again, with or without your aid.”

It appears that Israel is making the same statement to Biden four decades later: “We are not Jews with trembling knees. We will use all means available to us to protect ourselves, even if we have to operate in the heart of Iran itself.”

Biden may be willing to accept failure and allow a nuclear and terrorist-sponsoring Iran to go unchecked. Israel, however, has made it clear that it will not accept that reality.

It certainly won’t be the first time the Jewish people in Israel (and beyond) have faced such a diabolical, genocidal threat — indeed, it seems that in every generation a great enemy rises to destroy us. And unfortunately, this presumably won’t be the last time.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Private Jet Owned by Climate Alarmist Elon Musk Takes Flight of Just 31 Miles

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Stop it! Stop the climate change!

So says offbeat entrepreneur Elon Musk. Bill Gates, too — he’s so alarmed about the climate that he says we need to get rid of cows and eat plastic meat. Or something.

But why believe these guys? Both indulge in what Gates calls a “guilty pleasure.” Despite what they preach, Musk and Gates travel in private jets.

Last week, Musk’s jet was tracked — on Twitter, no less — flying from San Jose, California, to San Francisco. That’s about 31 miles, a flight lasting nine minutes, The Byte reported.

To be fair, there’s no record Musk was on that flight — it might have been moved for maintenance or something. But Gates’ guilty pleasure is extreme — he has four “business jets,” according to Simple Flying.

So while you save the planet chewing on a vegan burger, Gates gets to pollute the skies more than you and I probably will in several lifetimes.

Then there’s John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s go-to guy to fix the climate. He jetted aloft at least 16 times last year, and not in a government plane, but in a jet belonging to his family.

What is it with these people?

Musk’s brilliance is off the charts. And while he has some oddball ideas, Gates, of course, is also smart. But when it comes to hypocrisy and the optics of what they are doing, both are clueless.

To Musk, one of the world’s greatest threats is climate change. A carbon tax will solve that, he once told podcaster Joe Rogan.

We should tax behavior that produces carbon emissions and “the market will react in a sensible way,” Musk said, according to CNBC. “But because we don’t have a price on it, it is behaving badly.”

So rich guys like Musk can freely engage in their climate sins by offsetting their guilt with taxes? If that sounds familiar, you might recall Martin Luther and his thoughts on church sales of indulgences.

Unlike the growing number of neo-feudalists, Musk at least recognizes the potential carbon tax burdens on those who are not wealthy, who inevitably impact the climate in their little ways by heating their homes and by breathing.

Low-income users of large amounts of gas would get a carbon tax rebate, he said. And, by paying the tax, Musk is free to ride his jet. And of course, he’s one of the Good Guys since he’s saving the planet with his electric cars.

Gates, when not pushing to vaccinate everything that moves, worries about climate change, as outlined in his book “How to Avoid Climate Disaster.” Despite dumping 1,600 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere during his 59 private jet flights in 2017, he takes care of his conscience by buying clean aviation fuel and funding carbon-capture technology.

Carbon capture draws carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then stores it until needed for some kind of beneficial economic project. Apparently, no one considers carbon dioxide being converted into oxygen by plants as having economic value.

So the Musks and Gates and Kerrys continue to fly and to buy all their cool stuff. I don’t begrudge them that.

It’s just that some of us are skeptical about human-caused climate change. What we believe has been called “fraud” by Musk, according to Futurism.

But what do you call it when the rich guys get to pour filth in the skies while preaching cleanliness to us?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Stop it! Stop the climate change! So says offbeat entrepreneur Elon Musk. Bill Gates, too — he’s so alarmed about the climate that he says we need to get rid of cows and eat plastic meat. Or something. But why believe these guys? Both indulge in what Gates calls a “guilty pleasure.” Despite what they preach, Musk and Gates travel in private jets. Last week, Musk’s jet was tracked — on Twitter, no less — flying from San Jose, California, to San Francisco. That’s about 31 miles, a flight lasting nine minutes, The Byte reported. Landed in San Francisco, California, US. Apx. flt. time 9 Mins. pic.twitter.com/8vWvODLEOL — ElonJet (@ElonJet) May 6, 2022 To be fair, there’s no record Musk was on that flight — it might have been moved for maintenance or something. But Gates’ guilty pleasure is extreme — he has four “business jets,” according to Simple Flying. So while you save the planet chewing on a vegan burger, Gates gets to pollute the skies more than you and I probably will in several lifetimes. Then there’s John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s go-to guy to fix the climate. He jetted aloft at least 16 times last year, and not in a government plane, but in a jet belonging to his family. What is it with these people? Musk’s brilliance is off the charts. And while he has some oddball ideas, Gates, of course, is also smart. But when it comes to hypocrisy and the optics of what they are doing, both are clueless. To Musk, one of the world’s greatest threats is climate change. A carbon tax will solve that, he once told podcaster Joe Rogan. We should tax behavior that produces carbon emissions and “the market will react in a sensible way,” Musk said, according to CNBC.…

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Melania Trump Breaks Year-Long Public Silence to Call Out ‘Leadership’ Over ‘Heartbreaking’ Formula Shortage

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Former first lady Melania Trump, who spent her time in the White House calling attention to children the world forgot, said America’s infant formula shortage is “heartbreaking.”

Trump sat down with Pete Hegseth of Fox News for what is being reported as her first interview since leaving the White House, the Washington Examiner reported. The interview will air Sunday. Fox posted a clip of the interview on Friday.

“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” Trump said when asked to assess the state of the country.


“I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see, and I hope it changes fast,” Trump added.

Hegseth then asked about the formula shortage.

“It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in the United States of America,” Trump said.

“Why is it happening?” Hegseth asked.

“Leadership,” she said.

“Leadership or lack thereof?” he followed up.

The answer came in a heartbeat: “Yeah.”

President Joe Biden was asked Friday if his administration could have responded faster to the shortage.

“If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” he told reporters, according to CNN.

In another clip posted by Fox, Trump spoke about the media bias she faced in the White House.


Hegseth noted that Vogue magazine never featured Trump on its cover, a distinction that went to Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama (three times), Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden.

“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said.

“And I think [the] American people and everyone see it. It was their decision, and I have much more important things to do — and I did in the White House — than being on the cover of Vogue.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Former first lady Melania Trump, who spent her time in the White House calling attention to children the world forgot, said America’s infant formula shortage is “heartbreaking.” Trump sat down with Pete Hegseth of Fox News for what is being reported as her first interview since leaving the White House, the Washington Examiner reported. The interview will air Sunday. Fox posted a clip of the interview on Friday. “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” Trump said when asked to assess the state of the country. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see, and I hope it changes fast,” Trump added. Hegseth then asked about the formula shortage. “It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in the United States of America,” Trump said. “Why is it happening?” Hegseth asked. “Leadership,” she said. “Leadership or lack thereof?” he followed up. The answer came in a heartbeat: “Yeah.” President Joe Biden was asked Friday if his administration could have responded faster to the shortage. “If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” he told reporters, according to CNN. In another clip posted by Fox, Trump spoke about the media bias she faced in the White House. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Hegseth noted that Vogue magazine never featured Trump on its cover, a distinction that went to Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama (three times), Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden. “They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said. “And I…

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