‘Any US action in Venezuela would be lawful’: Pompeo drums up invasion option after failed coup

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05-05-19 03:08:00,

As Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, the US secretary of state said bluntly that President Donald Trump has a “full range” of powers to intervene at will.

Speaking on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday, Pompeo elaborated on the oft-repeated line that “all options are on the table” when it comes to intervening militarily in Venezuela.

“The president has his full range of Article 2 authorities and I’m very confident that any action we took in Venezuela would be lawful,” Pompeo stated when asked if President Trump could intervene in the country’s power struggle without congressional approval. Article 2 of the US Constitution grants the president the right to declare war and act as commander in chief of the country’s armed forces.

NEW: Asked if Trump believes he could intervene militarily in Venezuela without Congress’ approval, Mike Pompeo says, “The president has his full range of Article 2 authorities and I’m very confident that any action we took in Venezuela would be lawful” https://t.co/0VRfgJOgdFpic.twitter.com/ksOrZoTF1M

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 5, 2019

Pompeo also warned Russia against supporting its Latin American ally. “The Russians need to get out,” he told ABC. “Every country that is interfering with the Venezuelan people’s right to restore their own democracy needs to leave.”

Pompeo’s bold statement comes ahead of a meeting with Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Finland on Monday. The pair are expected to discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the northern Finnish city of Rovaniemi.

They already spoke by phone on Wednesday, with Pompeo accusing Moscow of meddling in the country by continuing to support embattled President Nicolas Maduro, and Lavrov accusing Washington of wielding “destructive influence” by backing opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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‘Deepfakes’ in action: Seattle TV station accused of doctoring Trump speech video

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10-01-19 07:59:00,

As the nation tuned in to President Trump’s national address on border security, one Seattle TV station apparently manipulated its coverage on the fly, editing the footage to show Trump sticking out his tongue at viewers.

In a side-by-side comparison, Q13 Fox in Seattle appears to have edited its coverage of Trump’s address, turning the president’s skin color a ludicrous shade of orange. In between sentences, the station seems to have doctored the footage to show Trump sticking out his tongue and licking his lips.

Q13 told MyNorthWest that the footage was indeed doctored, and that the culprit has been placed on leave.

“We are investigating this to determine what happened,” said Q13’s news director. “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the President in a negative light. The editor responsible for editing the footage is being placed on leave while we investigate further.”

Faking video footage has become easy in recent years, thanks to the widespread availability of video editing software. A combative press conference debate between CNN anchor Jim Acosta and President Trump in November put the issue in the spotlight, after internet detectives accused Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson of editing video footage of Acosta pushing a White House intern to make the anchor look bad. The ‘edited’ video was shared by the White House, Watson denied the accusation, and eventually the debate was forgotten about.

This is huge.

Seattle news station caught doctoring video of Trump to make him look ridiculous sticking his tongue out.

The media rinsed me for “doctoring” the Acosta video, which didn’t happen.

Zero mainstream media coverage of THIS story.https://t.co/dyArWLfQkJ

— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 10, 2019

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Legal Action Update: Government Controlling Weather Forecasts To Cover Climate Engineering Crimes

Legal Action Update: Government Controlling Weather Forecasts To Cover Climate Engineering Crimes

07-05-18 07:07:00,

Legal Action Update: Government Controlling Weather Forecasts To Cover Climate Engineering Crimes

Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org

How much longer can our government continue to hide the global climate engineering assault in plain sight? How much longer will populations continue to blindly accept the official government narrative of lies and denial in regard to the clearly visible and rationally undeniable ongoing geoengineering operations? How is it possible for the power structure to create and maintain the official denial of fully deployed climate intervention programs? By completely controlling the flow of information, including the weather forecasts themselves. 

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Geoengineered skies, Phoenix, Arizona (3/21/18). Photo credit: Joe Cornwall

GeoengineeringWatch.org and Stop Geoengineering Minnesota are relentlessly continuing with our legal efforts to force disclosure of the ongoing illegal climate engineering operations. The statement below was made by the lead attorney for our Legal Alliance to Stop Geoengineering, Julio Gomez, Esq. The statement is a response to a handful of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) documents that have finally been released to us as a direct result of the lawsuit that we filed to force NOAA to release the information. Though thousands of documents have been promised to be reviewed for release, to date only a few have actually been disclosed and received. The documents we have been able to acquire make it clear that the US government is doing all they can to completely control weather forecasts all the way down to the local level. Why? So that forecasts are based on the scheduled weather produced by the climate engineering operations, not by nature. In order to help hide the ongoing climate engineering crimes, the government is desperate to enforce consistent and completely controlled weather “forecasts”.

PROPOSED ANNOUNCEMENT

Last week the NOAA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a series of documents concerning the restructuring of the National Weather Service under a program entitled Operations and Workforce Analysis.  The documents were released pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act Request made by Stop Geoengineering Minnesota in collaboration with 

GeoengineeringWatch.org

 and was filed last year.  The documents are being released because Stop Geoengineering Minnesota filed a

legal suit against the US Department of Commerce

for failing to respond adequately to the FOIA request.

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