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Events are unfolding at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we are looking to our most respected and renowned thought leaders for an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer their most current thoughts and insights. We know they have some ideas for improving the prospects for peace.

Cynthia McKinney is an American politician and assistant professor at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives, as the first African American woman ever elected to represent Georgia. She was also the first Member of Congress to demand an investigation of the events of 9/11 and the first to file articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. She voted against every war-funding bill put before her. In 2008, Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party nomination and ran for U.S. President. Her responses below are exactly as she provided.

The questions here are not philosophical or abstract. They focus on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time. They directly address the role of the U.S. in the escalating tensions and its capacity to reduce them. We also probe the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.

Here is what Cynthia McKinney had to say.

Q. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has recently put the hands of the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds before midnight. Midnight means all-out war, probably nuclear holocaust. This is the closest it has ever been. Do you agree with this dire assessment?

A. While I don't always agree with the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, I have to acknowledge that for many people on the planet, it is already Doomsday; the U.S. is bombing or sanctioning dozens of countries around the world. U.S. bombs and U.S. sanctions have real consequences. As usual, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has a very Eurocentric view of Doomsday: Iraq was pummeled with depleted uranium munitions. On a trip to that country three years ago, every member of my delegation arrived home sick after having been in Iraq just over one week. Depleted uranium used there has resulted in incalculable premature deaths, cancers, deformed babies, and untold general illnesses. Depleted uranium has been used in Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, as well as in Iraq. I introduced legislation to prohibit the use of these munitions and was visited by the Pentagon; my congressional office was even infiltrated by a young, hip-looking intern who was later found rifling through my office files and fired on the spot. I did not, however, hear a peep from Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

Q. The U.S. always portrays itself as the greatest force on the planet for peace, justice, human rights, racial equality, etc. Polls tell us that most other nations actually regard the U.S. as the greatest threat to stability. What in your view is the truth here?

A. The so-called Spanish Flu actually originated on a military base in Kansas; so, too, the situation with SARS-CoV-2, the so-called China virus, whose bioweapon spike protein originated in the U.S., created with U.S. tax dollars. No one who has lived inside the U.S. would ever seriously declare the U.S. "as the greatest force on the planet for peace, justice, human rights, racial equality, etc." Instead, those who know the U.S., know that the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., still ring true today: that the U.S. is the greatest purveyor of violence on the planet. Only Israel and apartheid South Africa could rival the U.S. in modern times. U.S. allies, the colonizing countries, are also responsible for unspeakable horrors in pre-modern times. Now, certain elements of the U.S. Deep State have declared war against the people of Russia, China, and the bloodstreams of the current global population. After all, it was the Project for a New American Century that wrote in Rebuilding America's Defenses on page 60 the following: "[A]dvanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool." Every one of the signatories to this document put him- or herself in a position to make this statement become official U.S. policy. Hence, official circumvention of the moratorium on gain-of-function research in order to create the bioweapon spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 and the mRNA concoctions that are being portrayed as "vaccines." In fact, the Spanish Flu became a global phenomenon helped along by a mass inoculation project of the Rockefeller Foundation. Parallels to today are staggering.

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Cynthia McKinney is an American politician and assistant professor at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives, as the first African American woman ever elected to represent Georgia. She was also the first Member of Congress to demand an investigation of the events of 9/11 and the first to file articles of impeachment against George W. Bush. She voted against every war-funding bill put before her. In 2008, Cynthia McKinney won the Green Party nomination and ran for U.S. President.

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Oh my! Where has this lady been? I recall she teamed up with that alt-right wacko Robert Steele (RIP) for #unrig, which turned into a cash cow for Steele and somewhat of an embarrassment for her. I know (personally) where her heart is but I think she was being used. She only comes up occasionally in the news, though I do see her quite a bit on twitter. Anyway, she's back and feisty as ever. If anyone has a reason to resent the deep state, she does. They ran her out of Congress, then out of the country!

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She wasn't easy to track down, that's for sure. And she's very cautious.

By the way, I had a run in with Steele. I was in contact with Ms. McKinney because I thought Unrig and CFAR were synergistic and we could work together. He threatened bad things would happen to me if I continued emailing her. He's formerly an intelligence thug so I took him seriously. Anyway, "they" caught up with him. Probably killed by Fauci and company. He caught Covid and they intubated him. What seemed suspicious, to me anyway though I'm not a medical expert, was his oxygen tank said 'Acetylene'.

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She knows her history and doesn't pull her punches. How did you get this published, John?

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I submitted it and in what was record time, approximately three hours, it was approved. Maybe the editor didn't read it. Oh ... I forgot ... I made a $12,000 donation to OpEdNews.

(Okay, if I had $12,000 I would spend it on much-needed cosmetic surgery. So that was obviously a joke.)

Rob and his editorial staff have been very lenient with me, David. And Rob Kall, if you're reading this, let me say that despite our differences, you have allowed my voice to be heard and I really appreciate it.

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DESTINIE, you may be in error; i have known d robert steele, i've

studied much of his writing, i've known him in person, talked and

shaken his hand, perhaps a bit more aware of much more. Please,

consider and wait a while before you make concrete judgments.

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I agree, Nel,

Steele is a pioneer and likely a genius, who, to my knowledge has moved far beyond left and right. He also acknowledges the ground-breaking work of Jose Arguelles, which is a great thing in today's world.

It is easy for our unresolved rage to short-circuit our judgment.

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It's easy for a lack of humility or perspective on personal limitations to prompt a person to make foolish, rash judgements. You seem very good at cutting down other people, Mr. Gelmond. At the same time, you subject others to all sorts of holistic, pseudo-spiritual advice. Maybe there's no one highly stationed enough to judge you? Or maybe you indict yourself by ignoring your own allegedly inspiring posturing.

Steele is not a pioneer or likely a genius. He's dead. Probably by the hands of those he used to work with. Or maybe the white supremacists who followed him but didn't fully appreciate what he was saying. Not that it really makes a difference. Dead is dead. My condolences to those he left behind.

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Destinie,

I didn't know Steele died, and wouldn't be surprised if he was killed.

You are intelligent. IMO. I also see that your judgment appears to be distorted, that you judge and condemn others, and that you make full use of projection.

This, I would say, is a dangerous combination.

However, these patterns seem to be so embedded that it will probably take your hitting bottom, before you have the rare opportunity to free yourself of those shackles.

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Steele had a lot to offer, was courageous and committed. His strong following was testimony to the value many people saw in his work. He was also quite entertaining.

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Yeah, he was a laugh a minute. Especially during the January 6 fiasco. Did even one of Steele's predictions come true? I will give him credit. He knew about the Christian nationalists in the military and where a real coup attempt was actually being attempted.

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I also love, praise and admire CYNTHIA.

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john/Billy - good times, they must be acomin' - perhaps miracles.

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Nels,

Another suggestion if I may: Miracle of Love - Stories about Neem Karoli Baba by Ram Dass. I often say, 'when things seem blocked on the horizontal plane, go vertical.'

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Hope we don't miss the Corona Reckoning slow down from any new wars. Trump did try and start one right before shutdown. My fingers were crossed after 2020 election when Israel killed an Iranian Scientist. Correct me if am wrong.

Even Preacher Richard Perry has stopped his 10+ year rant that bomb, bomb Iran was the 2rd seal red horse. Them 4 horsemen are history, and better be soon the Religious Right figures that out. I am extremely against everything the RR is about.

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I'm not aware of any sane, moral people thinking that wars should slow down any reckoning. What do we learn from war? How to fight the next one? How to efficiently dispose of bodies? How to better rationalize carnage and give our collective conscience a pat on the back? How many times do we need to go to war to realize how senseless and devastating it is?

However, having asked all that, it's incumbent on us to recognize the U.S. is brewing up a big one right now.

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Corona Reckoning has already put off for a couple years more the long wanted bomb bomb Iran war. Trump shot that General, they fired back in revenge and Trump didn't fire back.

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Who's in charge of the Corona Reckoning? Don't they have any leverage at Davos?

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No clue who is in charge of Corona Reckoning, but it seems as if it got in the way of Trump bombing Iran after they fired back in revenge for killing that General beginning of 2020.

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Somebody must be behind it. It's not a natural occurrence.

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Somebody just had to have told Trump Corona was coming. I was predicting he'd start the war in 2020 to win as a war candidate.

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Yes, Michael, that was a real concern. Iran was definitely in the crosshairs. Or maybe revving up the campaign in Syria. I frankly think the Deep State held back because they knew the public would rally behind him and he'd get re-elected. It must have been a tough decision, since they're all so in love with war.

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Pity the clueless fools.

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Pity the victims of the clueless fools. Often the clueless fools get the prime spots in the bomb shelters, right next to the vending machines.

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Good one John! You really crack me up sometimes! Thanks!

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That's great! I want people to have a laugh. What's the point of living if we can't enjoy the moments, regardless of how difficult and onerous the overall picture is? Just don't laugh at my nose.

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Praise for Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert:

I'm proud Mike asked me to appear in his seminal film, The Truth and Lies of 9/11. Mike has traveled and studied the Peak Oil issue with world renowned experts, and he and I share an abiding shock at the rampant despoilment of our planet, through fake stoked resource wars that have real consequences in real lives. Mike has something to say and I'm going to listen.

US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Georgia

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Mike Ruppert's work should be a household item for any American Muslim, Jew or Christian looking to understand the difference between authentic religious piety versus the criminality that occupies much of the headlines these days. He brings this home for every American by exposing the perpetrators here within our own government, most notably using 9-11 as a paradigm.

All folk of religion must have the courage to expose the agendas that use 'religion' as a guise, be these agendas in the name of 'Islamic resurgence' or 'Securing the Jewish State.' Kudos to Mike, one of the last of the true-blooded Americans around.

Faiz Khan M.D., Triage Emergency Physician on 9-11, Assistant Imam, New York

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The doubt about the official 9/11 story brought us together. From the first day after 9/11, I could follow his scouting into the real world behind government propaganda. I firmly believe at the end of three years of conducting a really independent investigation, that Ruppert is not only heading in the right direction, but also touching the inner sanctum of the hidden government agenda.

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For all those who are confused about what is the Left and those manipulated by the Narrative psychosis to think of being awake or woke in the perjorative, Cynthia McKinney, a fine human being, is Representing.

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She was taken out by those in government who represent the worst in America, the ones who are destroying our democracy and hope. Now I guess it's Bangladesh that gets the benefit of her keen mind and courageous commitment.

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GBLAIR, i appreciate your response re: R D STEELE, I AM fully

in accord. How're living moments in Boston?

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Nels,

Doin' fine, given that this is the planet Earth in 2022.

The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust (Manifesto Series) Paperback - June 5, 2012

by Robert David Steele (Author),

What the world lacks right nowespecially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trustis integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the good of all, rather than corrupt decisions for the good of the few.

The Open-Source Everything Manifesto is a distillation of author, strategist, analyst, and reformer Robert David Steele life's work: the transition from top-down secret command and control to a world of bottom-up, consensual, collective decision-making as a means to solve the major crises facing our world today. The book is intended to be a catalyst for citizen dialog and deliberation, and for inspiring the continued evolution of a nation in which all citizens realize our shared aspiration of direct democracyinformed participatory democracy. Open-Source Everything is a cultural and philosophical concept that is essential to creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for one hundred percent of humanity. The future of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. It is about transparency, truth, and trust among our local to global collective. Only "open" is scalable.

As we strive to recover from the closed world corruption and secrecy that has enabled massive fraud within governments, banks, corporations, and even non-profits and universities, this timely book is a manifesto for liberationnot just open technology, but open everything.

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"Steele's book is a must-read, a powerful yet still pragmatic roadmap to a new civilisational paradigm that simultaneously offers a trenchant, unrelenting critique of the prevailing global order. His interdisciplinary 'whole systems' approach dramatically connects up the increasing corruption, inefficiency and unaccountability of the intelligence system and its political and financial masters with escalating inequalities and environmental crises."
Nafeez Ahmed, The Guardian

"I found it refreshing to read such a powerful and all-encompassing approach to the eternal problem of hierarchy and how so few people are currently determining the destiny of so many individuals on this planet." Peter J. Morris, Writer and Blogger

"If you have ever thought that the U.S. intelligence system is structurally dysfunctional you will not be disappointed by Steele. The bottom line is that if you satisfied with a status quo which operates on the basis of "a top-heavy, opaque, centralized, and rigidified system that misses the big picture and rewards a few at the expense of the many," then don't read Steele's book." Huffington Post

"Robert Steele is about 100 times as smart and 10,000 times as dangerous as the best of the hackers, for he is successfully hacking the most challenging of bureaucracies, the U.S. intelligence community, and doing it for the right reasons."
Bruce Sterling, Wired magazine and author of Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier

"Few have thought as deeply or imaginatively about such questions as a super-smart former Marine and intelligence officer named Robert D.
Steele.""
Alvin and Heidi Toffler, authors of War & Anti-War: Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century

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There's no need to defend Robert Steele. I don't see anyone attacking him. I thought many of his contributions were invaluable. Imaginative thinker, creative and courageous positions on controversial topics. THAT'S why I tried to work with him and Cynthia back in 2017.

Unfortunately, and I certainly don't want to have this experience with anyone, much less someone I admire, he was hostile, territorial, protective of his little arrangement with Cynthia. He didn't want anyone to mess up a good thing. So the "public Steele" and the "real life Steele" didn't match up. Pretty typical. It became clear to me as I followed his interviews that he was using her. But that wasn't for me to judge. If that's what she wanted to do, that was entirely her prerogative. What I wanted to do was reinforce his efforts with #unrig, increase its chances of success. He wanted no part of it. Reason? I haven't a clue. When someone threatens you and cuts off all communication in response to an offer to work together, it's a bit hard to draw any meaningful conclusions. And of course, #unrig fell flat on its face and made not one whit of difference. As did CFAR. That's what happens when people with shared values and aspirations don't work together. I've learned that's the rule, not the exception. Look around. The country we have and the mess we're in is what you get from egos and self-anointed saviors.

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Nels,

Steele has been one of the few voices who has publicly acknowledged the genius of Jose Arguelles and what he left for us.

May I recommend his crowning work, Manifesto for the Noosphere?

More kudos for Steele:

"Robert Steele is unusual for an American " he is clearly internationalist in his orientation. He has written a book that can bring us together in facing our greatest enemies: ignorance, poverty, and mistrust."

Rear Admiral Hamit Gulemre Aybars, Turkish Navy (Retired)

"Robert Steele's vision for the future of intelligence is clearly 'internationalist' in nature. It focuses on regional partnerships " and on the value of open source intelligence collection."

Rear Admiral Dr. Sigurd Hess, DE N(Ret), Former Chief of Staff, Allied Command Baltic Approaches

"Constantly committed to truth and honesty, [his work] demonstrates his ability to grasp the real issues and to take into account the views and concerns of men of good will from all nations and all cultures."

Admiral Pierre Lacoste, French Navy (Ret), Former Director of Foreign Intelligence (DSGE)

"Robert Steele goes well beyond the original visions of the best of the Directors of Central Intelligence, and has crafted a brilliant, sensible, and honorable future for the intelligence profession."
Major General Oleg Kalugin, KGB (Ret), Former Elected Deputy to the Russian Parliament

"Over a broad canvas reflecting the changing nature of information and information technologies, Robert Steele lays the foundation for the future of e-intelligence."

Commodore Patrick Tyrrell, OBE, Royal Navy, United Kingdom

"Steele consistently has been well ahead of the pack in his appreciation for everything from open source research to the implications of technology " his work thrills with its insights and ideas."

Ralph Peters, author of Fighting for the Future: Will America Triumph?

"Steele's concept is simple: Empower the citizen and private sector to gather and analyze intelligence so that we can make informed decisions [using] Open Source Intelligence gathering [that] is faster, smarter, cheaper""

Robert Young Pelton, author of World's Most Dangerous Places and producer of Come Back Alive

"Robert Steele deserves our admiration and our focused attention for bringing the idea of open source information to the fore. His passion to serve the nation by developing this new approach " is exemplary."

Lieutenant General Patrick Hughes, U.S. Army (Retired), Former Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

"...a minefield of political and economic awakenings... a visionary worth paying serious attention to."
Open Spectrum Inc.

About the Author

Robert David Steele is an internationally acclaimed intelligence professional with 30 years' experience as a clandestine and covert operations officer.

A foremost international proponent for open-source intelligence, Steele has been a keynote speaker at many venues, including Hackers on Planet Earth, Gnomedex, L-3 Communications, the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security. A regular contributor to the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, he has published nine books on intelligence and information operations.

His work has also appeared in TIME, Forbes, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

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Beautiful comment, Blair, that's exactly why i've admired/almost loved STEELE VIVAS. have followed him a long time, too.

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all true, BLAIR; IT PAINS ME HORRIBLY when people who are poorly informed do not comprehend. what can one say?

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"IT PAINS ME HORRIBLY when people who are poorly informed do not comprehend."

You must be wracked in horrible pain 24/7/365. How do you endure it?

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I'm right there with you, john; nearly everybody's ego has interfered. Mine, i am quite aware, has showered me with grief

more often than not. I commend you very much for handling things as you do, with your regular aplomb.

am writing you privately, inquiring exCongressman Paul's early

campaign manager 'ls' a highly intelligent fellow from Mass.

and other alternatives, including Sen Rand, KY

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Thanks for your help, Nelson.

Yes, ego is a problem. People lose perspective. I only know one person who is not a victim of a swollen ego. This person is perfect in every way, excels at everything, and without any doubt is superior to everyone else on the planet. I'm sure you've guessed by now I'm referring to myself, a model of humility and an example to everyone else.

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AND, JOHNBOY, you forget - perfect model of modesty.

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Well, not perfect. I have some dark blots in my past, driven by acne and insecurity. Like the Byrds sang . . . "I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now."

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ah, yes, my friend - where would I be without kryptonite???

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Leaping tall buildings in a single bound?

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