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Jared Kushner Vs. Iran and Establishment Foreign Policy Experts

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White House adviser Jared Kushner is making strong moves against Iran as the United States finds itself involved in a conflict in Yemen in which Iran is backing a rebel force.

Kushner and other Trump administration geopolitical strategists have been seeking for more than a month to undermine Iran, both in their opposition to the pro-Iran Houthi militia in Yemen and to counter the propaganda of the Iranian regime.

But establishmentarian foreign policy experts featured in Newsweek are expressing their concern about Jared’s stance on Iran — which, like the president’s, seems to be focused on undermining the regime politically. Anti-Islamic Republic protests continue to engulf the nation as the government steps up a pressure campaign to resist the peaceful rebellion.

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Kushner visited Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the mysterious Las Vegas shooting and almost immediately thereafter a purge of largely Iran-sympathetic Islamic financial figures took place in the kingdom.

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According to Newsweek:

“In a rare public appearance at the Brookings Institution on Sunday, Kushner said brokering peace between the Israelis and Palestinians would help counter Iranian aggression in the region. Kushner has been dispatched as the face of the administration’s diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, but experts say his rhetoric against Iran might do more harm than good.

“Making such statements could up the ante for Tehran and its adversaries alike in all of its regional proxy wars,” Amanda Kadlec, a national security expert at the Rand Corporation, told Newsweek. “In Yemen, for example, Saudi Arabia’s response to Iranian-backed Houthis could get worse if that is possible, or more incursions across Saudi borders could heighten.””

According to Rand Corporation president Michael Rich’s biography:

“He also helped lead RAND’s diversification and expansion into international markets—including the establishment of RAND Europe, the RAND Qatar Policy Institute, and RAND Australia.”

 

 

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SOLITARY: Michael Avenatti Transferred To El Chapo’s Former Cell In New York Jail

Federal prosecutors aren’t inclined to give Avenatti a break.

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New legal documents published Monday night reveal that showboat attorney and former cable news star Michael Avenatti has been transferred from a California jail to an infamous New York jail after violating the terms of his pre-trial agreement.

Avenatti was arrested at a hearing of the California Bar Association last weekend.

New documents published by his attorney surfaced Monday, revealing that Avenatti was transferred from California to New York over the weekend and jailed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Avenatti is currently facing criminal charges related to an alleged extortion of Nike, in which the showboat attorney is said to have threatened the sporting company with legal and press campaign against it if it failed to provide him with millions of dollars.

The documents assert that he has been housed in a cell formerly occupied by Mexican Cartel boss El Chapo, an infamous global criminal who has since been transferred to a federal prison in Colorado known as the most secure in the country.

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In another strange twist, the Metropolitan Correctional Center was the location of infamous billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s detention and controversial “suicide.”

Avenatti’s lawyers are asking for him to be removed from protective custody and placed in general population in order to effectively litigate his ongoing court case.

With the once-hyped potential presidential candidate literally being housed in El Chapo’s former jail cell, it’s hard to think of a more dramatic character arc for the celebrity lawyer. Around a year ago, Avenatti was still exploring the possibility of a campaign for the Democratic nomination.

As he fights against criminal charges that could carry a penalty of a life sentence in prison, it appears unlikely that Avenatti will be getting anywhere with any political ambitions anytime soon.

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