Sec. of State Pompeo Announces Sanctions On Communist China & Venezuelan Election Machine Company

Secretary of State Pompeo made two major announcements on Friday when he revealed actions will be taken against China and a Venezuelan corporation.

The first statement by Pompeo’s State Department is titled, “U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on People’s Republic of China Actors Linked to Malign Activities.”

That report explains, “The Chinese Communist Party’s malign activity at home and abroad harms U.S. interests and undermines the sovereignty of our allies and partners. The United States will use all countermeasures available, including actions to prevent People’s Republic of China (PRC) companies and institutions from exploiting U.S. goods and technologies for malign purposes. Today’s actions mark yet another sign of our resolve.”

The Department of State notes that to prevent these entities from undermining “our national security and foreign policy interests,” the Department of Commerce will be adding 59 PRC entities to its export-control Entity List.

Additionally, America will be adding four entities to its Entity List for providing “DNA-testing materials or high-technology surveillance equipment to the PRC government.”

“We urge the Chinese Communist Party to respect the human rights of the people of China, including Tibetan Buddhists, Christians, Falun Gong members, Uyghur Muslims, and members of other ethnic and religious minority groups,” the statement reads.

The Department of Commerce will add nineteen entities to its Entity List.

These nineteen entities will be targeted for “systematically coordinating and committing more than a dozen instances of theft of trade secrets from U.S. corporations to advance the PRC defense industrial complex; engaging in activities that undermine U.S. efforts to counter illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive materials; or using U.S. exports to support the PLA and PRC defense industrial base, whose ultimate goal is to surpass the capabilities of other countries they view as competitors, particularly the United States.”

The second of Friday’s major announcements by Pompeo is titled, “The United States Takes Actions Against Supporters of the Illegitimate Maduro Regime’s Fraudulent Elections.”

The report explains that the United States has placed sanctions on, “Ex-Cle Soluciones Biométricas C.A. (Ex-Cle C.A.) for their support of the illegitimate Maduro regime’s fraudulent December 6 legislative elections.”

The Treasury Department’s sanctions also target “Guillermo Carlos San Agustin and Marcos Javier Machado Requena for having acted for or on behalf of” the company.

The report states, “San Augustin, a dual Argentine and Italian national, is a co-director, the administrator, a majority shareholder, and ultimate beneficial owner of Ex-Cle C.A.  Machado, a Venezuelan national, is a co-director, the president, and a minority shareholder of Ex-Cle C.A.”

The company has millions of dollars in contracts with Maduro’s regime, which the U.S. government correctly labels, “illegitimate.”

The statement says, the Venezuelan company, “was aware of and involved in the regime’s efforts to rig the fraudulent December 6 elections, thereby undermining democracy and suppressing the voices of the Venezuelan people.”

In a key section of the press statement, Pompeo’s State Department tells us “Ex-Cle C.A. also helped Maduro’s coopted National Electoral Council to purchase thousands of voting machines from China, routing payments thru the Russian financial system.”

“They shipped the voting machines through Iran using rogue airlines Mahan Air and Conviasa, both previously targeted by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control,” the press release continues.

Perhaps related, acting Director Of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told CBS News on Wednesday that “there was foreign election interference by China, #Iran, and Russia in November of this year [2020].”

Will any of these actions by the federal government lead to the truth about interference in America’s 2020 presidential election?

Less than 20% of Venezualan’s Turn Out to Vote in Venezuela’s Rigged Elections

Venezuela’s illegitimate socialist regime attempted to celebrate the results of its rigged legislative elections Sunday as a “people’s victory” despite record-low turnout that the polling firm Meganálisis estimated to be less than 20 percent of eligible voters.

Rubén Chirino Leañez, the CEO of Meganálisis, told Breitbart News in an interview Sunday that the turnout was especially embarrassing for Nicolás Maduro’s regime because the socialists used extortion and threats, including the threat of losing access to food, to get people to the polls.

“The government was going to deploy its entire apparatus, everything: the infrastructure, the pressure, the military,” Chirino explained. “They pressured people with [threats of] losing [government-distributed] packages of food, losing social assistance, losing their jobs. And of course, that entire infrastructure creates pressure.”

Maduro regime officials were not opaque in their threats. Diosdado Cabello, a senior Maduro henchman, suspected drug lord, and television show host, stated plainly during a campaign rally: “those who don’t vote, don’t eat.”

There’s no food for those who don’t vote. I don’t know. Those who don’t vote, don’t eat; they get put in quarantine with no eating,” Cabello said last week, evoking harrowing testimonies from survivors of Maduro’s rudimentary Chinese coronavirus quarantine who have said they did not receive food while imprisoned in abandoned motels.

Chirino added that, in addition to threats, the Maduro regime used other tactics like going door-to-door and pressuring people to leave and vote and, towards the evening, “they extended the voting time because they said there were too many people on line waiting to vote, which was false.”

Venezuela is entering a third decade of socialism, marked by extreme shortages in food, medicine, fuel, and basic goods. Dictator Nicolás Maduro placed the national food supply under the control of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) of Venezuela, which is loyal to Maduro and implicated in several major drug trafficking investigations, in 2016. This allows Maduro’s regime to control access to food in the country and thus deny it to people who do not openly support the regime. Less than a year later, reports began surfacing of large quantities of food rotting under military custody as soldiers demanded bribes for food, but civilians did not have enough money to pay for them. At the same time, reports showed a growing number of Venezuelans digging through garbage for food, killing zoo animals to eat, and brawling over small items like a bag of onions.

Meganálisis estimated that only 19.13 percent of eligible voters in Venezuela participated in Sunday’s election, meaning over 80 percent of the country boycotted the race. This means that about 16.7 million people chose not to vote, compared to the 4 million who did. The Maduro regime claimed a 31-percent participation rate.

Chirino told Breitbart News that, taking into account voters who showed up to vote because of threats, the true turnout – meaning people who voted because they wanted to vote – was closer to 12 percent.

“When we get to a 19-percent participation rate, we’re talking about a 19 percent of which I am convinced that there is a six or seven percent that is doing it under pressure, is being extorted, that is doing it under coercive measures imposed by the state, which threatens people to participate.”

“If we are talking about people voting voluntarily, I think we are talking about a 12 or 13 percent,” Chirino concluded.

Maduro, who has not been the constitutional president of Venezuela since January 2019, organized the first National Assembly elections since 2015 on December 6. The last elections resulted in a resounding loss for Maduro’s United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and victories for center-left opposition parties, which campaigned together under the umbrella name “Democratic Unity Roundtable.”

This time, Maduro made sure to appoint key allies to the National Electoral Council (CNE), which counts the votes, and forcibly replace the leadership of major opposition parties with socialist cronies, resulting in all options on the ballot for voters being controlled directly by Maduro. The Organization of American States (OAS) urged the world to reject the results of December’s election a month ago, stating a free and fair vote there was impossible.

As the results of the election were a foregone conclusion – the PSUV swept the race, according to socialist propaganda outlet VTV – the true measure of the public support for Maduro and his party is how many people bothered to participate in the farce.

“We have had a tremendous and great people’s victory,” Maduro said on Sunday. “A cyclical change is coming, a positive, virtuous, change, a change of work and recovery. We are moving towards the recovery of the nation, of the economy, and overcoming the blockade,” he said, referring to U.S. sanctions on his top henchmen.

“An 80-percent abstention rate is a crushing number for the system,” Chirino told Breitbart News.

“Generally, the weakness of the socialist system in Venezuela, of the model as it is structured, is significant,” he explained. “People do not believe in electoral paths in this system because they know that, later, some contraption is going to appear and the participants are going to lend themselves to legitimizing the contraptions as part of a negotiation so … this high abstention rate consolidates that this system is wasted away.”

“The socialist system in Venezuela needs an urgent structural change. The institutions have absolutely no credibility whatsoever, they are on the floor,” Chirino added.

“Venezuelans are tired of this. Venezuelans seek a total rupture from this model. Venezuelans aspire to a country where a different model of government exists, where family is respected, where property is respected. where honest labor is respected,” Chirino said. “They expect the application of order, the application of the law, [and] that corrupt people be punished, whether they are of the government or of the opposition.”

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Mysterious Venezuela Fire: Almost Fifty Thousand Voting Machines Burned

A fire allegedly set by an armed commando group seeking the removal of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro destroyed most of the South American nation’s voting machines that were kept at the election council’s main warehouse.

The government-backed National Electoral Council reported that Saturday’s blaze obliterated 49,323 voting machines at the facility in the capital, Caracas.

The fire also destroyed nearly 50,000 fingerprint readers and 600 computers.

‘We have decided to start this offensive against Maduro and his people, because he has plunged our people into hell, now we will take this flame to them,’ declared a masked man, alleging to be a member of the Venezuelan Patriotic Front, in a video that was shared by the opposition group on social media Sunday.

‘On March 7, Operation Sodoma began in the warehouses of the CNE [National Electoral Council], this entity that has violated the rights of the people in fraudulent elections through the CANTV [National Telephone Company of Venezuela], where the data controlled by Cuba’s servers are issued, and that the accomplices of the CNE, like Tibisay Lucena [president of the entity], have allowed. We do accept elections that cannot be manipulated by any program or biased entity.’

Lucena shot back at the Venezuelan Patriotic Front’s claims Monday, and said the latest incident would not prevent a planned vote to replace lawmakers in the last opposition-controlled federal institution.

‘There was little that could be rescued,’ Lucena said in a statement broadcast on state television.

‘If there are small groups (of people) who think that this will end our constitutionally established electoral processes, they are very wrong.’

Continue Reading at The Daily Mail…

This has all of the characteristics of a flase flag operation. The previous election was rigged and stolen by corrupt disctator, then an unknown obscure anti-Maduro group named the ‘Venezuelan Patriotic Front’ takes credit for starting a fire destroying almost all of the evidence (99% of Venezuela’s voting machines destroyed in the fire) of a rigged election where Maduro won? And then post a picture of themselves wearing masks to obscure their identities? The picture is a psyop and they are likely behind this cover up of rigged voting machines.

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.

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