Joel Skousen’s ‘World Affairs Brief’ News Shorts

World Affairs Brief, March 19, 2021 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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Secretary of Defense Directs Pentagon to Champion LGBTQI+ “Rights”: The US military is now going to be the point of the Biden spear in promoting transgender and gay false rights against those who hold to traditional Christian views, and the taxpayer will pay for it. It will end up purging good people from the military, which may be a good thing in the long term.

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III on March 12 directed the Defense Department to “take steps to rescind any directives, orders, regulations, policies, or guidance” that doesn’t line up with President Joe Biden’s Feb. 4 memorandum that charged multiple U.S. government organizations with championing and safeguarding the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) individuals by April 15. [Air Force Magazine]

At the same time, the Department of Defense Training Manual on Extremism gives a pass to BLM and Antifa extremism.

Three House Republicans Protest Navy’s 2021 reading list. The new reading list contains books promoting class warfare: Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to be an Antiracist,” Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow” and Jason Pierceson’s “Sexual Minorities and Politics.” Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., said, “How to Be an Antiracist” on the CNO-PRP reading program are “explicitly anti-American” and called on CNO Michael Gilday to explain the Navy’s decision to include it on the CNO-PRP list or remove it. In typical PC fashion Gilday refused.

National Guard Association denounces extension of soldiers in DC: National Guard Association Chairman Adjunct General Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire called it “Inappropriate at best, illegal at worst.” The ongoing stunt to use fences and national guard troops to reinforce the idea that the capitol violence can flare up again at any time because of “extremists” is costing taxpayers millions of dollars and ties up resources that, he says, will “impede our ability to man future missions.”

More Tax the Rich: Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993, to be borne by couples making $400k or more, to help pay for his massive Covid bailout.

US Brings in More Oil Tanker Trucks to Steal Syrian Oil:convoy of 45 trucks carrying military vehicles, equipment, and supplies flanked by fuel tanker trucks has been sent into northeastern Syria by the US-led military coalition, the Syrian Arab News Agency reports, citing local sources in the village of al-Khazna. These tanker trucks are to replace those destroyed by Syrian and Russian planes on the Turkish border last week, caught taking oil out of Syria.

All Cars Built Since 2012 Are Tracking Your GPS Location: A military industrial complex Spy firm is planning on selling all this tracking info to the governmentHow they obtain it isn’t revealed, but I would be hard pressed to believe the government doesn’t already monitor all this, and that this story is just a cover to make it appear this surveillance data is “private” which it isn’t.

Border Patrol agents in South Texas capture 28k in February: According to Breitbart, “In the nation’s busiest sector continue to encounter large groups of migrants illegally crossing from Mexico into South Texas. Nearly 24,000 were apprehended in the last two weeks alone — nearly 28,000 for all of February.

Globalist Pope Calls for NWO: Pope Francis insists in a new book things will never be the same in a post-pandemic world, calling instead for the establishment of a “new world order.”

Military Sabotaged Trump Pullout of Afghanistan: More information is coming out about the military’s resistance to follow Trump’s orders to withdraw troops from long-standing globalist wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. “Col. Douglas Macgregor,… revealed that President Donald Trump shocked the US military only days after the election last November by signing a presidential order calling for the withdrawal of all remaining US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year. …the order to withdraw was met with intense pressure from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Gen. Mark M. Milley, which caused the president to capitulate. Trump agreed to withdraw only half of the 5,000 remaining troops in the country.” [which still hasn’t happened]

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