Report: Iran Tortured, Sexually Abused, and Killed Protesters in Detention

A report from the Paris-based Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) on Sunday charged Iranian officials with killing one person who was detained during last month’s protests and torturing several others.

Three imprisoned students told KHRN they were threatened with rape and ordered not to discuss sexual and physical violence they experienced or witnessed.

KHRN said it has accumulated “evidence and testimony from people that showed high level of violence was perpetrated by security forces on those detained during the protests.”

Kurdish news service Rudaw noted in its English-language report on KHRN’s findings that Iran’s Kurdish areas are “some of its poorest, making its residents among the hardest hit by the price hike” in gasoline that triggered the protests. Iranian Kurds also “experienced some of the worst of the crackdown.”

The number of people killed and imprisoned during the Iranian regime’s crackdown on protests remains in dispute. As KHRN observed, obtaining solid information is difficult not only because the authoritarian government (really two separate governments, one secular and one religious, both authoritarian) is highly secretive, but because numerous police and security agencies conducted the crackdown. The regime is currently conducting a violent crackdown on citizens who gather to remember the dead from November, in part because it does not wish attention drawn to how many citizens it killed last month.

Some of the worst abuses reportedly occurred in facilities run by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. government. According to KHRN, the IRGC is threatening the families of detainees who were tortured and sexually abused into silence.

“After we were detained, they placed black bags over our head and forced us into a Peugeot 405, then took us to an unknown location. They kept us in rooms half a meter by half a meter wide. We could hear the screams of the other detainees being tortured at night, and the rooms were so small that we couldn’t stretch our legs,” one former detainee told KHRN.

“They kept us hungry for a long time – they did not even give us a piece of bread. At night, they would take us to the yard of the detention center and force us to take off our clothes. They would use a pipe to pour cold water on us, then they would start beating us,” he said.

Another detainee said teenagers were held at the same detention center and were tortured until they lost consciousness. “We did not know where they take these teenagers after they fell unconscious and we don’t know if they are still alive or dead,” he said.

Amnesty International issued a statement on Saturday expressing concern that thousands of detainees in Iran — including political activists, journalists, and students — are at risk of physical and sexual abuse.

“Children as young as 15 have been arrested and detained alongside adults in prisons notorious for torture. Detainees have been subjected to torture and other ill-treatment; they have been beaten, punched, kicked and flogged by security forces. Many are being denied access to their families and lawyers,” Amnesty said.

Amnesty International is circulating a petition calling on the head of Iran’s judiciary to “protect detainees from torture and other ill-treatment, immediately and unconditionally release all those detained arbitrarily, and ensure that UN experts are given immediate access to detention centers and prisons and to families of those killed and arrested in order to conduct fact-finding investigations.”

Independent human rights experts working under the auspices of the United Nations said last week that they were “shocked at reports of the ill-treatment of those detained during the protests.”

“Reports suggest that detainees are being tortured or are suffering other forms of ill-treatment, sometimes to extract forced confessions. Some are also reportedly being denied medical treatment, including for injuries caused by the security forces’ use of excessive force,” the U.N. experts said.

The opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK) published the names of 14 more “martyrs” killed during the November protest, for a total of 615 victims identified by the organization. 

MEK agrees with the high-end estimate published by the Reuters news service that at least 1,500 protesters were killed, 4,000 injured, and over 12,000 detained.

Ms. Agnes Kalibata of Rwanda Appointed as Special Envoy for 2021 Food Systems Summit

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Agnes Kalibata of Rwanda as his Special Envoy for the 2021 Food Systems Summit.

In 2021, the Secretary-General will host a Food Systems Summit with the aim of maximizing the co-benefits of a food systems approach across the entire 2030 Agenda and meet the challenges of climate change. As a key contribution to the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, the objectives of the Food Systems Summit are to generate momentum, expand the knowledge and share experience and approaches worldwide to help countries and stakeholders unleash the benefits of food systems for all people. The Summit will also offer a catalytic moment for global public mobilization and actionable commitments to invest in diverse ways to make food systems inclusive, climate adapted and resilient, and support sustainable peace.

The Special Envoy, working with the United Nations system and key partners, will provide leadership, guidance and strategic direction towards the Summit. Ms. Kalibata will be responsible for outreach and cooperation with key leaders, including governments, and other strategic stakeholder groups, to galvanize action and leadership for the Summit. She will also support the various global and regional consultative events focused on food system transformation, planned during 2020 and 2021.
Ms. Kalibata is the President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) since 2014. She leads the organization’s efforts with public and private partners to ensure a food secure and prosperous Africa through rapid, inclusive, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa.

Bill Gates has built a global empire around his technologies and “philanthropic” endeavors, the magnitude of which is now becoming increasingly clear. His sheer wealth has allowed him to become a veritable superpower in his own right. He’s not only risen to become the largest funder of the World Health Organization and the unelected global COVID-19 health czar but he’s also a secret powerbroker of the global food system.

As revealed in the AGRA Watch report,1 “The Man Behind the Curtain: The Gates Foundation’s Influence on the UN Food Systems Summit,” published August 2020, Gates wields powerful influence over global food and agriculture policy through his funding of a large number of organizations involved in agricultural development and policy making.

Gates-Funded Organizations Defend Gates-Funded UN Envoy

While Gates is just one man, his clout is significantly leveraged and magnified by the fact that he funds such a large number of companies and organizations that can then do his bidding on the sly.

When you see long lists of groups, you automatically think there are many players in the game when, in fact, Gates is the singular thread running through most or all of them. The AGRA Watch report2 makes a perfect case in point with the story of Agnes Kalibata.

Kalibata is the president of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In December 2019, Kalibata was appointed special envoy to the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit by the secretary general of the UN, Antonio Guterres.

In response, 176 civil society organizations and farmer groups from 83 countries urged Guterres to withdraw the appointment of Kalibata due to her clear conflicts of interest with corporate actors. A second statement, signed by more than 500 academics and organizations, also opposed Kalibata’s appointment to, and her organization of, the Summit.

That’s significant pushback, illustrating there’s widespread concern about Kalibata’s appointment. Coming forward in her defense were a dozen individuals representing development banks, academic institutions and the private sector.

They urged Guterres to retain Kalabata, citing her leadership qualities and work ethic, among other things. However, of those 12 defenders, “11 had past or current connections to the Gates Foundation,” AGRA Watch says, adding:3

“In some instances, the organizations were directly funded by the Gates Foundation, and in others, the Gates Foundation funded specific programs in which the signers had played roles. One organization was funded by AGRA, which is funded by the Gates Foundation.”

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Top U.N. Scientist Admits Vaccines Killing People During ‘Vaccine Safety Summit’

A top scientists for the United Nations admitted in leaked video that vaccines are dangerous and are killing some individuals, just days after assuring the public that vaccines were one of the safest tools humanity has.

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization, admitted that some vaccines are killing people during the WHO Global Vaccine Safety Summit last December in Geneva, Switzerland.


“I don’t think we can overemphasize the fact we really don’t have very good safety monitoring systems in many countries and this adds to the miscommunication and the misapprehensions.”

“Because we’re not able to give very good clear-cut answers when people ask questions about the deaths that have occurred due to a particular vaccine, and this always gets blown up in the media.”

“One should be able to give a very factual account of what exactly is happening, what the cause of deaths are, but in most cases there’s some obfuscation at that level and therefore there’s less and less trust in the system,” she added.

This scientist’s admission begs the question: if vaccines are killing people, why does the establishment push them as completely safe and constantly demonize people who question their safety?

Alex Jones explains in the following video the globalists’ diabolical plan to use vaccines as a means of population reduction and control to usher in their A.I. takeover:



Ecuadorean President Moreno Ends Gov’t Fuel Subsidies Causing Spike in Gas Prices, Protests

On October 3rd, 2019, President Lenín Moreno announced the enactment of Decree 883 which effectively ended decades of government fuel subsidies, causing the price of gasoline and diesel to jump sharply overnight.

In a televised speech on Oct. 3, Moreno announced executive order 883 which “liberates the price of diesel and extra gasoline,” justifying his decision by saying that the Ecuadorean state allocates more than US$1.3 billion a year in fuel subsidies.

A day later prices increased by 25 to 120 percent, as the gallon of gasoline will go from US$1.85 to US$2.30. While diesel, used by most freight transport, will increase from US$1.03 to US$2.27. A measure that was part of the US$4.2 billion deal with the International Monetary Fund. [Source]

The following quote from Amazon Watch correctly identifies the decree as part of austerity measures related to a package loan deal from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made in the early part of this year.

The indigenous movement is calling on President Moreno to revoke Decree 883, which imposes draconian austerity measures on the country as a condition of a recent $4.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The measures cut subsidies on gasoline and diesel fuel, which will result in immediate and massive increases in all basic goods and services, and implemented creatively titled reforms like “wage bill realignment” and “public wage restraint” which unilaterally decimate labor rights and benefits. ~Amazon Watch

The IMF loan of $4.2 billion is really only part of a larger $10.2 billion suite of loans aimed at propping up Ecuador’s government and public debt, with funds being dispersed by the United Nations.

The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday that Ecuador will receive $10.2 billion in financial assistance to cover its national budget deficit and reduce pressure on the repayment of previous obligations.

Of the total, $4.2 billion will come directly from IMF with the balance coming from the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Latin America Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Latin American Reserve Fund and the French Development Agency. ~Ecuador News

The public outcry can be heard internationally. Quito is besieged by tens of thousands of demonstrators, steadily increasing as large numbers, in the tens of thousands, of indigenous people are coming from Ecuador’s Amazon region and the Andes to Quito to voice their discontent with their traitor president. Government tyranny is rampant. Moreno declared a 60-day state of emergency – with curfew and a militarized country. As a consequence, Moreno moved the Government Administration to Guayaquil and ordered one of the most severe police and military repressions, Ecuador has ever known, resulting within ten days to at least 7 people killed, about 600 injured and about 1,000 people arrested.

The protests are directed against the infamous Government Decree 883, that dictates major social reforms, including an increase in fuel prices by more than 100%, reflecting directly on public transportation, as well as on food prices; privatization of public services, bringing about untold layoffs, including some 23,000 government employees; an increase in Aggregated Value Taxes – all part of the so-called “paquetazo”, imposed by the IMF. Protesters called on Moreno, “Fuera asesino, fuera” – Get out, murderer, get out! – Will they succeed?

The IMF’s guns are needlessly imposed debt, forced privatization of social services and public assets as railways, roads, and worst of all, health, education, water supply and sewerage services. Unemployment rises, extreme poverty skyrockets, public service tariffs – water, electricity, transportation – increase, often exponentially, depriving people from moving to work or look for new employment elsewhere. Diseases that otherwise may have been curable, like cancers, under the new regime lack medication. Patients die prematurely. Depression brings about rapidly rising suicide rates, as the British medical journal Lancet has observed in many IMF oppressed countries, but especially in Greece.

Targeted are primarily those nations that do not want to bend to the dictate of Washington, and even more so those with natural resources the west covets, or countries that are in strategic geographic locations, where NATO wants to establish itself or get a stronger foothold, i.e. Greece. The IMF is often helped by the World Bank. The former providing, or rather coercing, a ‘debt-strapped’ country into accepting so-called rescue packages, billions of dollars of loans, at exorbitant “high-risk” interest rates, with deadly strings attached.

The latter, the WB, would usually come in with loans – also euphemistically called “blank checks” – to be disbursed against a matrix of fulfilled conditions, of economic reforms, privatizations. Again, all usually resulting in massive government layoffs, unemployment, poverty. In fact, both the IMF and the WB approaches are similar and often overlapping – imposing “structural adjustment” (now in disguise given different names), to steal a countries resources, and sovereignty, by making them dependent on the very financial institutions that pretend to ‘help’ them.

The three most recent and flagrant cases of IMF interference were Greece, Ukraine and Argentina.

Greece was doubly destroyed, once by her brothers and sisters of the European non-Union that blackmailed them into staying with the euro, instead of exiting it and converting to their local currency and regaining financial sovereignty.

Ukraine, possibly the richest country in terms of national resources and with an enormous agricultural potential due to her fertile soil, was “regime changed” by a bloody coup, The Maidan massacre in February 2014, instigated and planned by the CIA, the EU and NATO and carried out through the very US Embassy in Kiev. This was all long-term planning. Remember Victoria Nuland boasting that the US has spent more than 5 billion dollars over the past five year to bring about regime change and to convert Ukraine into a fully democratic country and making it ready to enter the European Union?

The western allies put a Nazi Government into Kiev, created a “civil war” with the eastern Russia-aligned part of Ukraine, the Donbass. Thousands of people were killed, millions fled the country, mostly to Russia – the country’s debt went through the roof, and – in comes the IMF, approving in December 2018a 14-month Stand-By Arrangement for Ukraine, with an immediate disbursement of US$ 1.4 billion. This is totally against the IMF’s own Constitution, because it does not allow lending to a country at war or conflict. Ukraine was an “exception”, dictated by the US. Blamed for the ever-changing and escalating Ukraine fiasco was Russia.

Another IMF victim is Argentina. In December 2015 through fraudulent election, Washington put a neoliberal henchman into the Presidency, Mauricio Macri. He carried out economic and labor reforms by decree and within the first 12 months in office, increased unemployment and poverty from about 12% he inherited from his predecessor, Christine Kirchner, to over 30%.

Within 15 years of Kirchner Governments, Argentina largely recovered from the collapse of 2000 / 2001 / 2002, accumulating a healthy reserve. There was no need to call the IMF to the rescue, except if it was a pre-condition for Macri to become president. In September 2018, Argentina contracted from the IMF the largest ever IMF loan of 57.1 billion dollars, to be disbursed over a three-year period, plunging Argentina in an almost irrecoverable debt situation.

The Bretton Woods Organizations – World Bank and IMF, were created in 1944 precisely for that reason, to enslave the world, particularly the resources-rich countries. The purpose of these so-called international financial institutions, foresaw an absolute veto power of the United States, meaning they are doing the bidding of the US Treasury. They were created under the UN Charter for good disguise, and are to work hand-in-glove with the fiat monetary system created in 1913 by the Federal Reserve Act. The pretext was to monitor western “convertible” currencies that subscribed to the also newly modified gold standard (1 Troy ounce [31.1 grams] of gold = US$ 35) , also established during the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944.

Both organizations started lending money – the Marshall Fund, managed by the world Bank in the 1950s – to war devastated Europe, moving gradually into economic development of “Third World” countries – and, eventually, in the 1980s showing their evil heads by introducing the neoliberal doctrines of the Washington Consensus worldwide. It is a miracle how they get away with spewing so much misery – literally unopposed for the last 30 – 40 years – throughout the world. Why are they not be stopped and dismantled? – The UN has 193 members; only a small proportion of them benefit from the IMF-WB financial crimes. Why does the vast majority – also potential victims, remain silent?

In the protests, thousands have been injured and detained, as many as seven people killed, oil facilities around the nation have been besieged, and the government of president Moreno was forced to flee capital of Quito.

Unfortunately, however, this isn’t how the IMF, the World Bank, the UN, the Catholic Church, and the various banks and agencies of international development work. Two weeks of social unrest are hardly a deterrent for the vanguards of neoliberalism. Just ask the people of Greece who put up a mighty fight against banker imposed austerity in 2011.

In 2015, former World Bank staffer Peter Koening labeled the World Bank a neoliberal institution and spoke out about the real and present dangers of this globalist ideology, foreshadowing the events we see in Ecuador today.

It [Neoliberalism] finds that representative democracy has been perverted through fear, putting central political decisions in the hands of power groups with special interests.

The social impact of this process has been devastating, with a polarized income distribution, falling wages, increased precarious jobs, rising inequality, and extreme violence. Health conditions have also deteriorated and disorders associated with violence, chronic stress, and a changing nutritional culture have become dominating. ~Peter Keoning

Professor Noam Chomsky along with several other  recently chimed in on the situation in Ecuador, identifying neoliberalism as the political philosophy responsible creating the complex and destructive dynamic we see emerging in Ecuador today.

“As we write these lines Ecuador government’s response has taken lives, injured and detained people…but protests that resist this humanitarian crisis extend in all the region,” the statement reads, referring to Colombia’s government scrapping of the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the political crisis in Peru, the exponential increase in poverty in Argentina or the deepening of inequality in Chile and Brazil.

According to the academic thinkers, this is just a result in which the “one percent” collects the “fruits of all the society with the necessary support of a dominant national elite and even those that don’t belong to the one percent.”

It is for this very reason they conclude hoping that someday “a society will be capable of building a world for all and not only for a minority chosen by a god who never chose them.” ~Noam Chomsky, et al. 

Furthermore, we know how the financial organs of neoliberalism operate, in large part because of the work of John Perkins, whose 2004 book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman blew the lid off one of the greatest scams in the history of the world.

In the book, Perkins details his professional work for the Boston-based strategic consulting firm Chas T. Main. He explains a new, non-military system of conquering nations by selling corrupt leaders on loan packages that essentially puts the nation’s natural resources up as collateral for gigantic, high-interest loans that can never possibly be repaid.

The essence of the scam is that the money is effectively never even given to debtor nations because loan packages require the money to be spent on infrastructure projects carried out by development firms working directly with the IMF, the World Bank, and other international creditors. This gives globalist, neoliberal organizations a foothold to establish financial and military dominance over any nation who falls into this trap.

Perkins describes this here:

We are an elite group of men and women who utilize international financial organizations to foment conditions that make other nations subservient to the corporatocracy running our biggest corporations, our government, and our banks. Like our counterparts in the Mafia, EHMs provide favors. These take the form of loans to develop infrastructure — electric generating plants, highways, ports, airports, or industrial parks.

A condition of such loans is that engineering and construction companies from our own country must build all these projects. In essence, most of the money never leaves the United States; it is simply transferred from banking offices in Washington to engineering offices in New York, Houston, or San Francisco. Despite the fact that the money is returned almost immediately to corporations that are members of the corporatocracy (the creditor), the recipient country is required to pay it all back, principal plus interest.

If an EHM (Economic Hit Man) is completely successful, the loans are so large that the debtor is forced to default on its payments after a few years. When this happens, then like the Mafia we demand our pound of flesh. This often includes one or more of the following: control over United Nations votes, the installation of military bases, or access to precious resources such as oil or the Panama Canal. Of course, the debtor still owes us the money—and another country is added to our global empire. ~John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Interestingly, in the book Perkins talks of his personal involvement in the corporate takeover of Ecuador which began with the oil boom in the 1970s, highlighting the fact that today’s events have a long history which is not being discussed in international news.

Because of my fellow EHMs and me, Ecuador is in far worse shape today than she was before we introduced her to the miracles of modern economics, banking, and engineering. Since 1970, during this period known euphemistically as the Oil Boom, the official poverty level grew from 50 to 70 percent, under- or unemployment increased from 15 to 70 percent, and public debt increased from $240 million to $16 billion. Meanwhile, the share of national resources allocated to the poorest segments of the population declined from 20 to 6 percent.5 Unfortunately, Ecuador is not the exception. ~John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Without consideration of these inconvenient truths, understanding Ecuador’s current situation is impossible. And with all of the recent public concern over reported fires devastating wide swaths of the Amazon jungle, those who genuinely do care about the fate of this critically important global natural resource would be wise to consider the ramifications of having the United Nations and the Catholic Church appear as impartial arbiters of justice.

If you were to visit the country today, you would see one of the world’s most biologically diverse and beautiful areas under total domination by oil development, Chinese road and dam developments, mining interests, and logging on an epic scale, all accompanied by poverty and a clear agenda to colonize and subjugate any remaining indigenous holdouts. You would also see modern offices and massive Catholic churches built directly on top of Inca ruins, direct reminders of the brutal conquest of South America’s indigenous cultures by Catholicism.

Sadly, the people of Ecuador are being duped by a crooked government who who will do anything to survive a revolution. If the resisters fall for it now, it is almost certain that the president will unveil a deal which somehow undermines their sovereignty ever more, while allowing globalist corporate interests even greater access to Ecuador’s priceless forests and resources.


Trump calls on the nations of the world to end religious persecution at UN Summit

President Trump hosted the first meeting on religious freedom at the United Nations, calling on nations from across the globe to end persecution against people of faith.  “To stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless, and the oppressed, America stands with believers in every country who ask only for the freedom to live according to the faith that is within their hearts,” said the President.

Pence spoke first stating that Trump was the first world leader to chair a meeting on religious freedom at the United Nations. Under Trump’s leadership, Pence said, the United States passed the Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Act to protect religious minorities in the Middle East, and the State Department’s International Religious Freedom Fund dispersed 435 rapid response grants since 2018, aiding 2,000 victims of persecution. A year ago, the Trump administration doubled its funding for Christians and religious minorities returning to Iraq.

Seeking international consensus on religious freedom, he called out Iran, Iraq, China, Venezuela, and Nicaragua for their violations and mentioned the terrorist tragedies that struck down Jews in Pittsburgh, Muslims in New Zealand, and Christians in Sri Lanka.

“Our nation was founded on the idea that our rights do not come from government, but from God,” said Trump. “Regrettably, the freedom enjoyed in America is rare in the world.”

“Today, with one clear voice, the US calls on the nations of the world to end religious persecution.”

“The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots!”

“Too often people in power preach diversity, while shunning or silencing the faithful,” Trump said. “True tolerance means respecting the rights of all people to express their deeply held religious beliefs.”

While Trump did not specifically call out individual nations, Vice President Pence — who spoke before the president — criticized several countries for attacks on religious freedom, including China’s persecution of ethnic Uyghur Muslims, Venezuela’s contested leader Nicolás Maduro’s anti-Semitic rhetoric and Iran’s oppression of Christians, Jews and Sunni Muslims.

“As President, protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities, and always has been,” said Trump, who today pledged an additional $25 million to protect religious sites and relics around the world that are under threat. He urged the global community join in “measures to prevent the intentional destruction of religious sites and relics,” including attacks on houses of worship.

A number of evangelical leaders cheered his remarks, including Franklin Graham and Cissie Graham Lynch of Samaritan’s Purse, who attended the UN event in person. Trump called Graham “instrumental” and praised his involvement in disaster relief. Graham thanked the President for “shining a spotlight on this critical issue.”

“This institution will engage the private sector to protect people of all faiths in the workplace,” he said.

There was little media coverage of this unprecedented meeting by the President, except to levy criticism for his unwillingness to make climate change, the centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule, a priority for the United States. The meeting on religious liberty was marginalized as nothing more than a political ploy to satisfy the President’s conservative evangelical supporters.

That prompted Pastor Robert Jeffress to rightly call out the snub, telling “Fox and Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt: “This is the first time any leader of a nation has addressed the UN on religious persecution. A third of the world is living under religious persecution…and it is a remarkable thing that this President would skip a UN climate change summit on an imaginary problem to address the very real problem of global persecution of believers.”

Jeffrees was so right! The problem of global warming, with it’s coming “end of the world” narrative, has been grossly overestimated. In fact, David Webb, host of Fox Nation’s “Reality Check,” got it right when he referred to it as the “religion of the Left.” Dr. Michael Brown also called it “the new religion of manmade global warming.”

Brown said:

“It has its unique gods (like Mother Earth). It defies the created world (with seminarians confessing to plants in a chapel service). It has its high priests and religious leaders (the climate change gurus and radical environmentalists). It has its patron saints (like Sweden’s Greta Thunberg). And it has its own doomsday scenario: The end of the world is near. Very near.”

Webb also said, “After all it’s the big New Green Deal [which is about climate change], which isn’t the real deal, and America the prosperous is the Satan. Hey, every religion needs a Satan.” So the religion of climate change even has a Devil.

I am not a scientist, but I don’t think it’s necessary to be one to recognize a few simple facts about the issue of climate change. Regardless of claims to the contrary, every attempt to prove a scientific consensus that greenhouse gases are causing global warming and precipitating an impending climate disaster has failed.

One thing about science is exact: its analysis of data is always changing. This is particularly true regarding predictions of future environmental disasters.

Myron Ebell and Steven J. Milloy of the Competitive Enterprise Institute have recently provided an impressive list of apocalyptic predictions made through the decades from notable people in government and science that have miserably failed. “Such predictions have been and continue to be enthusiastically reported by a media eager for sensational headlines,” say the authors, but “the failures are not typically revisited.” Indeed, the claims of science, the assertions of the experts, are ever being amended, but the Word of God stands forever. And the teachings of the Bible are at cross-purposes with the declarations of climate change advocates.

God didn’t create a fragile Earth but a strong and resilient one. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”

God indeed gave man dominion over the planet, and he’s to be a good steward of its resources (Gen. 1:26-28). Still, are we to believe that God made the world so delicate that if man’s use of any fossil fuels raises carbon dioxide levels from 27 to 54 thousandths of one percent of the atmosphere, it will cause worldwide destruction? The contention is absurd. God made a better world, one that’s able to adapt, and self-regulate to serve his eternal purposes for humankind.

After the universal deluge of Noah’s day, the Lord promised: “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease” (Gen. 8:22). In other words, God solemnly declared always to sustain the earth’s cycles on which humanity depends for survival, and this will remain the situation until the final judgment. Does that sound like humanity is about to careen off into annihilation because of the effects of global warming? Someone says, “Yes, but what about all the extraordinary weather events which have occurred in recent years, deadly storms, strong winds, droughts, unprecedented flooding, and other natural disasters? Surely, it’s the effects of global warming.”

It shouldn’t be forgotten that God controls the weather. The passages of Scripture that affirm this truth are numerous in both the Old and New Testaments. In Jeremiah 5:23-25, the Lord rebuked Israel, saying that he was using the weather as a means of rebuking them for their sins: “But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; they have turned aside and gone away. They do not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for harvest.’ Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have kept good from you.”

Could the alleged effects of global warming actually be God’s global warning for the sinful masses? Is God drawing attention to his sovereignty and urging the nations to repent? There’s one other factor that’s not spiritual but political, which should be considered. Other nations from around the world, who by the way care nothing about religious liberty, are envious of America’s prosperity. Climate policy, as dictated by the United Nations, would require America to give up its sovereignty and redistribute its wealth.

As John Edison, a free-lance writer from Atlanta, eloquently argues: “[T]axes would be used, not for environmental healing, but to fund the most massive redistribution of wealth in history, literally trillions of dollars extracted under false pretenses from hardworking U.S. taxpayers and given to corrupt governments of every underdeveloped nation on Earth, all in the guise of ‘climate aid'”

President Trump seems to have a keen sense of discerning a ruse when he sees one and recognizing a real problem, such as the lack of religious liberty around the world.  The President hasn’t bowed the knee to the idolatrous image of global warming. As he said at the religious freedom meeting, our rights come from God. He’s correct. And those inalienable rights would indeed be threatened by some stealth agenda behind climate hysteria, which pressures this nation to surrender to a form of global governance.