In a petition to the US District Court for Eastern Virginia, US Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger and Assistant US Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer argue for issuing sealed charges in a case titled "United States of America v. SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI" with SEITU SULAYMAN KOKAYI presumably being a pseudonym for the defendant who may not be named. Except further down in the document a failure in redaction yields gold:
Another procedure short of sealing will not adequately protect the needs of law enforcement at this time because, due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.
And a bit further down:
The complaint, supporting affidavit, and arrest warrant, as well as this motion and the proposed order, would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter.
And so any order to seal the charges being leveled at Julian Assange is moot. If there are not already sealed charges against Assange in different pseudonymously obscured case, it can be assumed there will be in another regardless of the determination in this one. Full text below: Continue reading →
Reports are emerging that Venezuela is attempting to repatriate 14 tons of gold from the United Kingdom (archived). The British are obstructing by insisting plans be offered for the gold after it is removed from their custody, though they could be stalling for a lack of actual gold to deliver. Meanwhile new USG sanctions this week target people involved in the gold trade who do business with Venezuela making insurance for the shipment difficult to acquire, but it is not outside the realm of possibility that a Bolivarian Navy warship could ferry 14 tons of cargo across the Atlantic.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is begging China to "act like a normal nation" and avoid capturing developing nations in a debt trap leading to decades of pain widely distributed around the world (archived). This appeal seemingly crafted to tear at the heartstrings is void of a certain necessary context: Trapping developing nations in debt and amplifying their pain is the US and EU's schtick and they would very much like China to step back and get out of their way.
After having been stabbed and suffering foreign interference Jair Bolsonaro is President Elect of Brasil. The unyielding is expected to continue as polls published in Pantsuit media continue failing to reflect reality until reality makes great, great again.
Whatsapp, a division of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook, has banned numerous users in Brazil including Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro's son in an effort to reduce the number of messages promoting Bolsonaro's campaign on Zuckerberg's US based platform (archived). With the presidential election less than a week away, this is exactly Facebook meddling in a foreign election to favor one candidate over the other.
Judge Claudio Bonadia has levied criminal charges against former Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, requested her immunity from prosecution as a sitting Senator be stripped, and further requested her imprisonment (archived). The charges stem from an investigation which revealed Cristina, her late husband Nestor, and others turned the aparatus of the Argentine state into their very own mechanized bribe collection network.
Whether Cristina's prosecution moves forward depends on her Senate collegues accepting or rejecting Judge Bonadia's request.
In one of his first acts as President of Paraguay, Mario Abdo Benitez has ordered Paraguay's embassy moved from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv undoing his predecessor's move of the embassy in the opposite direction (archived). In a completely disproportionate response Israel has decided to shutter their embassy in Paraguay and enlisted Mike Pence in an effort to shame Paraguay. Meanwhile Turkey has decided to open an embassy in Paraguay. Previously Turkey's ambassador to Paraguay worked out of Buenos Aires though Turkey maintains two consulates in Paraguay.
Today while at a campaign event Brasilero Presidential frontrunner and Great Again candidate Jair Bolsonaro was gravely injured when a layabout stabbed him as he was being carried on the shoulders of his supporters (archived). The socialist fiend was identified as 40 year old piece of shit Adélio Bispo de Oliveira (archived). Bolsonaro remains alive in critical condition at the time of this writing. Adélio Bispo de Oliveira's favored candidate, the corrupt motherfucker Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva remains in prison.
The National Police in Paraguay are reporting that 42 FN FAL battle rifles in their armory have been swapped for replicas (archived). During the Cold War the FN FAL was referred to as the "the right arm of the Free World" despite during that period having largely been used by colonial powers in efforts to impose their will on smaller groups that said "no". Firing a full power 7.62 mm cartridge the FN FAL enjoys a far greater effective range than the small bore reduced power arms branded "assault rifles" now favored by major state actors. At present the FN FAL is used in some role by non-state actors in every ongoing conflict with bleeding casualties that matters.
Numerous media outlets over the weekend began making a scandal out of Pope Francis's (Jesuit from Argentina) habit of extending mercy to high ranking officials of the Roman Church who themselves showed mercy to child molesters in their charge. Muted forms of this accusation have plagued Popes since the 1990's, but Francis finds himself in a vulnerable position after himself molesting the Roman Church and injecting it with more new poz than it has seen since the Vatican II debacle.
While it is too soon to predict an early end to the Argentine one-lunged wonder's papacy, this is the first time the mainstream pozz'd press has been pushed to criticize the man they once dubbed "Cool Pope" for his embrace of cultural marxism.