With every respect the Supreme Court’s decision not to even hear Texas v. Pennsylvania is baffling. Texas Attorney-General Ken Paxton, a good man with respect, and a fine lawyer, assembled some pretty powerful arguments. Whilst Texas, and the states supporting her, could not be heard to complain about the conduct of state elections in other states they had every right to complain about the corrupt conduct in other states of federal elections.
This is not the first time the US legal system has buckled of course. There was the same with respect unprincipled resort to arguments about standing when the DVD got their Manchurian candidate Barack ‘von’ Obama elected in 2008. I am aware of course that Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) has convinced himself that Barack Obama was born in Honolulu and is a US Citizen, which is absurd, no offense intended. Thankfully Senator Sasse isn’t a believer in perpetual incumbency, which in his case is probably just as well.
General Paxton’s arguments were sound, with respect (he’s getting a copy of this column!). Fraudulent votes discount the value of legitimate votes. Every state in the Union is entitled to expect that other states will conduct elections for federal office fairly. There is no reason at all why Texas or any other red state should be forced to subject itself to government by a corrupt blue administration which has lied and cheated its way into office.
It’s also clear that at least three million ballot papers were run off by the CIA, indeed the total is probably closer to four million. There was a systematic attempt in the six swing states to relax security checks on mail-in and double voting. President Trump won re-election, period.
The fraud in Georgia is particularly interesting. The Peach State’s economy would look a lot less peachy but for exports to China. This fraud has been four years in the planning and given how corrupt communist China is it wouldn’t be in the least bit surprising to learn that they’ve been spraying money around Atlanta. That’s what comes of trading with the Bad Guys. There appears to be no shortage of crooks in the Georgia state government, sadly.
Biden or Trump?
The DVD have a long history of blackmailing judges. These are the boys, after all, who blackmailed Chief Justice Warren into coming out with his ridiculous report on the Correa Group’s assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The DVD have complete contempt for the Rule of Law – to them a judge is simply a target for assassination (like Justice Scalia) or blackmail.
Whilst I’m optimistic by nature, I also have to be realistic. It looks as though Jerry has got the Supreme Court sewn up. I would like to think that I’m wrong and that the conservative majority are waiting for a case where there are no arguments about standing, but sadly I don’t think that I am.
I suspect that at least two of the male, conservative/nominally conservative judges are gay and that either the DVD’s Washington Station or the CIA are blackmailing them, probably the latter. It is very difficult to explain away the frankly bizarre ruling in Texas v. Pennsylvania in any other way. Of course Democrat lawyers and the MSM are saying that Texas’s suit had no merits, but then they would, wouldn’t they?
I’m not aware of any Democrat constitutional lawyer or MSM journalist with sufficient integrity to comment fairly on the merits. Manifestly the Democratic Party doesn’t care how it wins elections, as long as it wins them. The damage done to the constitutional fabric of the United States is a secondary consideration.
My admittedly gloomy assessment is that Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President come January 20th. He has already been elected by the Electoral College. President Trump’s private intelligence group appear to be holding out on him, no offense intended, indeed everybody who can help the poor man appears determined to leave him swinging in the wind.
There is no sign whatsoever of his legal team having been briefed in on the crucial MI6 dossier. What’s more, with respect they’re still obsessing about communists and looking for Reds under the bed when the Jerries are in it. Put another way, none of them have read Spyhunter and they’re repeating the same mistake that Senator McCarthy made all those years ago.
McCarthy was right – the US federal bureaucracy was penetrated. Communism had nothing to do with it however – it was German intelligence. The poor man didn’t know that German intelligence had not been shut down in 1945. So far as I can tell Rudi Giuliani still thinks that Admiral Canaris was executed by the SS at Flossenburg Concentration Camp back in ’45, which of course begs the question of how he could have been photographed with his favorite dogs in the late 50s:
Texas is already talking of seceding, although I think it’s a bit early for that. The President might just have something up his sleeve. Should it come to a secession battle, which I hope it won’t, the strategic situation will be very different from 1861. Joe Biden is no Abe Lincoln, no offense intended. Lincoln was honest, whereas ‘Chinese’ Biden is a crook on a foreign intelligence service’s payroll. Moreover Lincoln, being opposed to slavery, commanded great moral authority.
Joe Biden will have cheated his way into office in a deeply flawed election and wouldn’t have any democratic legitimacy. As General Mike Flynn put it yesterday, this is a battle between Good and Evil, the Good Guys being the Republicans of course.
The South had Prussian military advisers. There’s no way that the blue states could borrow German military advisers without being spotted. In any event, apart from small-scale operations in support of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Bundeswehr hasn’t engaged in combat since it was created.
The US military are likely to back the red states, not least after the theft of military ballots in the swing states. Biden’s pick for Defense Secretary, General Austin, is unlikely to get the necessary waiver from Congress. Why would the military want to back a bent President, no offense intended, who wants to trash NATO, hand Afghanistan back to the Taliban and allow Iran to hang on to her nukes?
Moreover the red states aren’t just in the South, but in the Mid-West as well. Blue forces would face being cut off from each other, with only the easily-blocked Panama Canal for east-west troop and AFV movements. Britain would be unlikely to repeat the pro-Union position we adopted in 1861, which allowed Lincoln to win, not least since Biden is pro-EU.
Whilst I think a Second American Civil War unlikely, thankfully, all major states in the Western world will be drawing up contingency plans for a possible break-up of the USA. Forced to choose, the United Kingdom would probably back the red states (in other words the Good Guys) in battle, should we be asked for our support. You have lasted longer than most republics, but your future is now uncertain, sadly. The CIA and the Correa Group must have been crazy to think that they would get away with rigging an American federal election and installing a dictator in the White House.
My analysis is that they were surprised by the scale of support for your lovely President, who is clearly a nice man and a patriot. A comparatively small-scale vote-rigging operation suddenly had to be conducted on such a scale that even Blind Freddy could spot it. The Guardian newspaper hasn’t spotted it yet, but then they believe in global warming!
The Strategic Implications
Assuming that Peking and Frankfurt get their man in the strategic implications would be awesome even if the USA does not break up. NATO would be toast – there is no way that the UK could place reliance on US security guarantees under Article 5 of the Washington Treaty if Biden were President. Whilst Boris Johnson would welcome a Biden Administration he isn’t going to be around for much longer, thankfully.
The new British government would be likely to pivot towards Moscow, not least as Biden’s support for Iran would threaten our natural gas supplies from Qatar. (Gas supplies from Russia wouldn’t go via the Middle East.) The need to switch UK energy supplies away from the unstable Middle East would also highlight the need to develop the vast South Atlantic oil and gas field, which would annoy the Argies, who want the oil for themselves.
Antony ‘von’ Blinken, Biden’s ludicrous pick for Secretary of State, is known to harbor a deep hatred for Britain, no offense intended, so much so that he’s opposed to Brexit. Not only is he pro-EU, he’s also pro-Argentina. A Biden Administration would almost certainly back Argentina’s baseless claim to the Falkland Islands, a territory they’ve only ever occupied by force, and even then only briefly, until they were gloriously kicked out.
Desperate for British blood, a Biden Administration would probably encourage a second Argentine invasion of the Falklands, leading to a second war in the South Atlantic. This time we would be unlikely to repeat the crass strategic mistake we made on Foreign Office advice in 1982 in failing to declare war. We would attack the Argentine mainland with much greater force second time around, in an effort to settle the issue once and for all.
British war aims in a Second Falklands War would probably include the break-up of Argentina and in particular the annexation of Patagonia. Being Welsh-speaking it would make a good fit. We would probably encourage Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay to join in, in exchange for discounted oil and gas and territorial concessions. Put shortly, ‘von’ Blinken would be likely to start a major war in South America within a year of taking office.
Given the probable intelligence yield on Joe and Hunter Biden from capturing Kiev the Administration might manage to trigger two wars within its first year, at the same time as coming under tremendous domestic pressure as the evidence of fraud is led in betting cases. Don’t forget that over a billion dollars seems to have been bet on the outcome of the 2020 presidential race. As I have observed before, no bookie is obliged to pay out on a fixed race. The courts won’t be able to chicken out of hearing those cases and not all the betting was Stateside anyway.
The Welfare State in Britain would be history. No longer able to rely on the American umbrella we would need to ramp up our defense spending at least fivefold, even without a couple of Biden/Harris wars. The expensive tax credit system and the National Health Service would also have to go in the clear-out as we adjusted from a comparatively stable pre-Covid, pre-Biden world to an unstable, dangerous world with a semi-deranged tyrant, no offense intended, in the White House and a bunch of homicidal maniacs in charge in Peking. Obviously we could no longer afford to waste billions on overseas ‘aid’ and global warming ‘mitigation’.
The first vaccines are here!
Nice to see the UK being first, albeit followed closely by our gallant ally Russia! Yes, I have been offered the Pfizer vaccine, even though I’m now in remission from my diabetes, and yes I will be getting the jab, probably early in the New Year.
Anti-vaxxers can take a running jump, frankly. We can expect a lot of pseudo-scientific arguments from them but they won’t be any stronger than their arguments against MMR, which may have caused tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths. (Thanks partly to MMR worldwide deaths from measles have been slashed from over 800,000 in 1990 to under 100,000 by 2016, with a slight jump since.)
Of course the murderous Chinese, no offense intended, are trying to defeat the new vaccines by developing new strains of their bio-weapon. Thankfully it looks as though the vaccines will still offer immunity. Peking really need a good smack for this one! And they still have the cheek to complain about the Opium Wars!
The Bernard execution
All legal moves to stay the execution having failed the Administration were fully entitled to execute convicted murderer Brandon Bernard. I know that liberals have been whingeing on about him having a made a ‘poor choice’ as a teenager.
Excuse me? A poor choice? He burnt a wounded woman to death and willingly participated, as a member of a gang, in the murder of her husband, having hijacked their car. Choosing Microsoft Outlook is a poor choice. I made a poor choice a couple of Sundays ago when I used too much boiling water when making the stuffing for my lunch, with the result that my stuffing balls ended up looking more like cookies. Carjacking and multiple homicides are a bit more than a poor choice.
Having asked the courts to exercise intellectual rigor, however, it is only fair that I exercise it myself. Whilst Brandon Bernard could not be heard to complain too loudly about mistakes in the sentencing phase, given that he wasn’t disputing his guilt, with respect I find the procedural arguments in Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion to be compelling.
The prosecution (remember this was in federal court, where prosecutors typically have low ethical standards) lied to the jury in the sentencing phase about the gang’s structure. The prosecution’s egregious misconduct only came to light much later, after Brandon’s first petition. In those circumstances I fail to see how the tougher, second petition test should have been applied.
The Anglo-European Negotiations
Yet again I’ve delayed my column in the hope of being able to report on the final collapse of these farcical negotiations! The talks are staggering on, with the MSM hyping the prospect of a deal at every turn. Nobody appears to give a damn about businesses trying to plan for January 1st. Extending the talks comes with a price-tag for British and European business.
I still anticipate that the talks will collapse, possibly as early as tomorrow. The EU should understand that their bullying and intransigence will also come at a price. The EU is now hated even more!
Dame Barbara Windsor (1937-2020)
Dame Barbara, a national treasure famed for performances in the Carry On movies, sadly passed on Thursday. She was huge fun and a wonderful, warm human being. Her friends the Kray Twins were admittedly less warm, but they were more her husband’s friends than hers.
In any event you can’t always judge a person by his or her friends. Every person is entitled to be judged on his or her merits. Dame Barbara was a fine actress, as she showed in the BBC’s long-running soap EastEnders. Her most famous scene was the one in Carry On Camping (1969) where her bikini top flew off, but she didn’t write the script! If you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em, as the saying goes. ‘Babs’ Windsor will be sorely missed. Carry On Camping is bound to get another airing over Christmas!
Michael Shrimpton was a barrister from his call to the Bar in London in 1983 until being disbarred in 2019 over a fraudulently obtained conviction. He is a specialist in National Security and Constitutional Law, Strategic Intelligence and Counter-terrorism. He is a former Adjunct Professor of Intelligence Studies at the American Military University.