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Biden Searches for Monsters Abroad; Continues Trump Policies In Syria

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    The US has carried out an air strike targeting "Iran-backed militias" in Syria, in the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

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    When it comes to war, are the "terrorists" we go after created by the same forces claiming to be handling the situation? Is military action really done to combat "terrorism?" Is our underlying worldview of separation priming us for war?

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On January 2, 2020 – while former President Donald J. Trump was vacationing on his estate in Palm Beach, Florida  – Trump ordered a strike on Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.   Soleimani – an Iranian Major General who led the elite Quds Force and was responsible for Iran’s military operations outside of Iran – was deeply revered within Iranian society. Soleimani’s assassination stunned many (both domestically and abroad) and signalled a heightened, dangerous escalation in the ratcheting up of U.S.-Iran tensions that Trump and his administration vigorously stoked throughout his tenure in Washington.

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Trump’s administration was littered with NeoConservative war hawks who thirsted for war with Iran.  Whether it was evangelical fundamentalist and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who contended that Trump was “sent by God to defend Israel from Iran” or the appointment of arguably the most degenerative figure in modern American foreign policy – John Bolton – who should be standing trial at the ICC (International Criminal Court) for war crimes, Trump’s tenure in Washington saw America once again engaged in endless cycles of war.

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Despite empty campaign promises to end forever wars, Trump increased drone strikes significantly from previous administrations, vetoed a historic bi-partisan call in Congress to end the genocide in Yemen , became one of the most aggressive arms dealers in history, and abused his office en route to having one of the most unaccountable drone/air strike records in history, fuelling U.S. killings worldwide with little (if any) check on his executive power.

So it was no surprise that Trump continued forever war policies – whether that featured Trump’s strikes in Syria or continually seeking historic increases to already bloated Pentagon defense budgets. The empty rhetoric of Trump during his campaign for the presidency quickly morphed into an obedient Trump administration that willfully did the bidding of the Foreign Policy Establishment and Military-Industrial Complex that Dwight Eisenhower so poignantly warned us about.

Enter Joe Biden – who campaigned on countering Trump’s destructive forever war policies with an emphasis on diplomacy and restoring dignity in our foreign relations – or so some thought.  Just days into his presidency, Biden ordered a strike in Syria that killed 20+ people, targeting “Iranian-backed militias” in what many (including Rep. Ro Khanna) are calling an illegal strike on a sovereign nation without consulting Congress for authorization.

Rep. Ilhan Omar wasn’t alone in pointing out the hypocrisy of Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki (who once lectured Trump on his lack of legal authority to strike Syria) who is now all of a sudden silent on the constitutional mandate to consult Congress prior to engaging in offensive military action.  Senator Bernie Sanders issued his own statement citing his deep concern with Biden’s cavalier approach to striking Syria.  Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – who was ridiculed, maligned and slandered in the 2020 Democratic primary as a “Russian Asset” for calling out the bi-partisan hypocrisy in Syria – also reiterated her long-standing warning of meddling in the Middle-East and siding with extremist proxies for no legitimate reason as it pertains to U.S. security and stability in the region.  Even moderates (from both parties) have lined up to critique Biden, introducing legislation to strip him of war powers in the aftermath of his recklessness in Syria.

Ironically, both President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris openly criticized Trump for his foolish actions in Syria (and rightfully so) – but now have replicated Trump’s foolishness, exposing an ugly truth about American politics vis-à-vis foreign policy:  with few exceptions, Presidents from both parties have wilted mightily when it comes to challenging the bi-partisan consensus that has fueled the war machine for decades upon decades.

Coincidentally, as Biden was continuing the bi-partisan trend of obsessively bombing the Middle-East and stoking war with Iran, he was simultaneously refusing to sanction or exact any punishment against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his obvious complicity in the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. When asked about his decision to bomb Syria – Biden issued this warning to Iran: “You can’t act with impunity.”  Apparently, that warning doesn’t apply if you’re a Crown Saudi Prince who fuels genocide in Yemen and orders the murder of journalists.  Then, presumably, one can act with as much “impunity” as their heart desires.

Predictably, retaliatory action was taken in the wake of the strike in Syria – when rockets hit Al Asad air-base in Iraq (housing U.S. troops) on Wednesday (3/3/21) – signalling a continuation of the never-ending tit-for-tat that has typified the instability in the Middle East – bringing us ever closer to all-out war in the region.

When Trump took office in 2016 – he immediately moved to rip up the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – better known as the “Iran Nuclear Deal.”  This was a toxic and inherently dangerous strategy by Trump designed to goad Iran into war, squandering the hard-fought gains from the Obama administration where exemplary diplomats (from both the U.S. & Iran) engaged in painstakingly difficult negotiations to both normalize relations with Iran and prevent further nuclear proliferation.   Biden had a “slam-dunk” opportunity to enter office with an emphasis on restoring diplomatic relations with Iran.  Iran was eager to re-enter the JCPOA as Biden took office (as it had complied with the terms of the agreement) prior to Trump’s reckless abandonment of the deal. Instead, Biden has chosen to erratically strike Syria, mirroring his predecessor, rendering it far more difficult to restore productive diplomacy with Iran.

Former President and abolitionist John Quincy Adams once warned us of the very predicament we find ourselves in today:

“She (America) goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force…. She might become the dictatress of the world.”

Unfortunately – not only have we searched abroad for monsters to destroy – but in many instances we have actually *created* those monsters – and continue to do so to this day.

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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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We’ve done this for a number of reasons, mainly due to the struggles we’ve had with regards to extreme censorship at Collective Evolution. We hope you join us over at The Pulse in our quest to keep doing what we do!

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

Australian UFO study.

According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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New UFO Film Questions What The US Government Is Hiding

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The US recently released its highly anticipated Pentagon UAP report, but it wasn’t much more than a 9 page rundown of what has been known for decades. Regardless, for many, what was promising was that the UFO subject was being taken seriously again – and perhaps many more scientists might get involved.

For decades many have been warning about leaving UFO disclosure in the hands of a government that likes to use crisis’ or current events to expand its defense budgets. Further, why would we suddenly expect a government, who has been lying about this subject for 70 years, to suddenly come forth with the truth? What would inspire them to suddenly change their mind?

Perhaps it’s because the search for ET is an idea who’s time has truly come. We’ve reporting on this for over 13 years, and are mongst a community of researchers who have been encouraging humanity to look at the evidence for more than 70 years. It feels like an idea that human collective consciousness is more than ready to explore.

The impact the ET question has on our individual and collective worldview has the power to truly change the way we view ourselves and the meaning of life here on earth. Think of the implications answers to this question could have on how we set up and run our society as well. Technology, culture, collaboration etc – I spoke about this more in great detail in my extended interview for Greer’s. prior film Close Encounters of The Fifth Kind here.

Now, a new documentary from Dr. Steven Greer, directed by my good friend Michael Mazzola, seeks to explore what the films calls “the current government and media disinformation campaign promoting 3 big lies:”

1. We do not know what these UAPs/ UFOs are. WE DO.
2. Humans cannot make craft that can maneuver like UFOs. WE CAN and WE DO.
3. The UFOs are a threat. THEY ARE NOT.

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