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Bill Gates’ Ex-Wife Speaks Out on His Meetings with ‘Evil’ Jeffrey Epstein, ‘He Was Evil Personified’

Jack Davis, The Western Journal
Published March 3, 2022 

The ex-wife of tech mogul Bill Gates said in an interview that aired Thursday that her ex-husband’s relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was one of the multiple causes of their divorce.

“It was many things. But I did not like that he’d had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein,” Melinda French Gates said in the interview with Gayle King of “CBS Mornings.”

“I also met Jeffrey Epstein exactly one time. Because I wanted to see who this man was, and I regretted it from the second I stepped in the door,” she said.

“He was abhorrent. He was evil personified. I had nightmares about it afterwards, actually,” she said. “So, my heart breaks for these young women, because that’s how I felt? And here I’m an older woman? My God, I feel terrible for those young women. It’s awful.”

The full interview is below:

Gates has acknowledged meeting Epstein but pushed back against some media accounts that sought to plumb the depths of the Gates-Epstein friendship. His former wife refused to offer her take on the friendship.

“Any of the questions remaining about what Bill’s relationship with him was … Those are for Bill to answer. But I made it very clear how I felt about him,” she said, according to the Daily Mail.

King also asked about a reported affair Gates had in 2000, according to CBS.

“I certainly believe in forgiveness, so I thought we had worked through some of that,” French Gates said. “It wasn’t one moment or one specific thing that happened. There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn’t healthy, and I couldn’t trust what we had.”

During the interview, she said grief and anger were part of the post-divorce process.

“I mean, this is painful stuff,” she continued. “But at the end of the day though, I started on this journey of healing, and I feel like I’m starting to get to the other side. And I do feel like I’m turning a page in the chapter now. I mean, it’s 2022 and I’m actually really excited about what’s to come and life ahead for me.”

In another part of the interview, said she can work with her ex-husband.

“We certainly have a working relationship. I would say we’re friendly at this point.”

“Friends?” King prompted?

“‘Friends’ is a different word for me,” French Gates said. “That might come over time, but for me, there is still healing that needs to happen.”

“I wish him well. I don’t wish him harm. I think we have a productive working relationship and I think that will continue.”

After airing the interview, King said CBS had received a statement from Bill Gates that said:

“Meeting with Epstein was a mistake that I regret deeply. It was a substantial error in judgment. I remain dedicated to my work at the Gates Foundation, in partnership with Melinda, where our focus is to help reduce global inequities, giving every person a chance to live a healthy and productive life.”

In September, Gates also framed his dalliance with Epstein’s circle of friends as a “mistake.”

“It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there,” Gates said during an interview with CNN

Gates said that connecting with Epstein, who was facing accusations of sex trafficking when he died in a Manhattan jail cell in 2019, was a high-minded attempt to secure funding for his health care projects.

“I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge,” Gates said.

In an October 2019 report, The New York Times  quoted what it said was a Gates email to colleagues in 2011 as saying Epstein’s “lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it would not work for me.”

A 2021 report by The Daily Beast, based entirely on unnamed sources, claimed that Epstein offered Gates advice about getting out of his marriage and said Gates reveled in gatherings hosted by Epstein.

“Gates found freedom in Epstein’s lair, where he met a rotating cast of bold-faced names and discussed worldly issues in between rounds of jokes and gossip,” the report said, calling it a “’men’s club’ atmosphere that irritated Melinda.”

The report characterized the tech guru’s attendance at Epstein’s events as a form of seeking refuge from his wife, and also to spite her.

“‘[It’s] not an overstatement. Going to Jeffrey’s was a respite from his marriage. It was a way of getting away from Melinda,” the report quoted a source it says was “one of the people who was at several of the meetings” as saying. The source called Epstein and Gates “very close.”

A statement from a Gates spokesman poured cold water on the Daily Beast report.

“Your characterization of his meetings with Epstein and others about philanthropy is inaccurate, including who participated. Similarly, any claim that Gates spoke of his marriage or Melinda in a disparaging manner is false,” the statement said.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Reports: Ukraine and Russia Ceasefire Talks Have Started

SIMON KENT
February 28th, 2022

Russia and Ukraine began talks Monday at the Belarus border as the conflict between the two neighbors enters its fifth day.

Ukrainian presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak told Reuters via text message the face-to-face exchanges had begun.

The Ukrainian president’s office said earlier the talks’ aim was an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine, the Independent reports.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said 16 Ukrainian children have been killed and another 45 have been injured in the Russian invasion. He also added that over 4,500 Russian troops have been killed and urged Putin’s troops to lay down their guns and leave.

He added in a video message Monday that “every crime, every shelling by the occupiers bring our partners and us even closer.”

The Ukrainian delegation was the first to arrive for the talks with Russia , saying they were unclear whether they’ll lead to breakthrough.

The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) has also voted to hold a rare emergency special session of the General Assembly to debate the crisis engulfing Ukraine after Russia’s invasion.

What’s Really Going on in Ukraine? Is Taiwan Next? The Footage, Facts, and Speculation.

Ryan DeLarme,
February 24th, 2022

Authors NoteThere is, of course, the surface-level explanation of what is happening in Ukraine right now; which will be altered depending on who you ask or what pundit you are listening to. If history is any indicator, there are always deeper reasons for these events on the world stage that the general public is often kept in the dark about for obvious reasons. In this article, we are going to compile as many details as we can about what is happening in Ukraine and leave it to the reader to decide what they believe (IE what real journalism is supposed to do). It should also be noted that certain portions of this report contain the author’s opinion.

Late Wednesday night, Vladimir Putin declared a Russian military operation against Ukraine. Immediately after the public address, Russian forces launched an attack on several locations, causing explosions across the country and including the Capitol of Kyiv. Throughout the evening and early hours, cruise and ballistic missiles hit certain strategic points including airports and military bases.

As per Ukrainian Aeroflap News:

“According to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the following airports/airbases were damaged by missiles: Boryspil (Kyiv), Chuguev/Chuhuiv (Kharkiv), Kramatorsk (Donetsk), Kherson, Kulbakino (Nikolaev, east of Odessa) and Ozerne (Zhytomyr).

The interest of doing damage early on in attacks is to prevent an air offensive against Russian forces on the ground or in the air. At the same time, with calculated and GPS-guided attacks, Russia manages to destroy the Ukrainian defense arsenal with weapons, fighters, aircraft, radar, missiles and anti-missile systems.”

Several videos surfaced in the wake of the attacks:

And then of course you had the stalwarts at CNN:

Another clip here shows the Ukrainian Military base at Kulbakinko’s runway destroyed by a Russian ballistics missile attack.

In one striking video, a group of individuals is seen fleeing the Ivano-Frankivsk International Airport when a cruise missile speeds on screen and strikes the building behind them:

The Russian forces were even able to hit several of Ukraine’s key military infrastructures, including military warehouses that held hoards of ammunition. 

And then we have a clip of actual combat:

This morning brought its own slew of footage

Russian helicopters attack strategic targets in Hostomel, Ukraine –

Bombings continued

Ukrainian airspace is now void of civilian aircraft.

Video footage caught in the early hours a massive exodus of civilians from Ukraine’s capital.

The Effects

Stocks plunged 770 points on Thursday morning following Russia’s surprise invasion of Ukraine.

The Biden team, who some claim is hell-bent on destroying the USA, is now ending the program that Trump put in place to protect the US from China. The timing is impeccable considering that his weakness provoked Russia and an even bigger threat is postering to take Taiwan.

As per Fox News:

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is ending its “China Initiative” program that was aimed at preventing spying by the Chinese Communist Party, and launching a new, “broader approach.”

The China Initiative was started in 2018 under the Trump administration to protect U.S. national security against Chinese spying on U.S. intellectual property and in academia. The DOJ website said it was aimed at “identifying and prosecuting those engaged in trade secret theft, hacking, and economic espionage,” as well as “protecting our critical infrastructure against external threats through foreign direct investment and supply chain compromises.”

That program is coming to an end. In its place, the DOJ is instituting a new “Strategy for Countering Nation-State Threats.”

“Our goal with this strategy is to take a comprehensive approach that draws on the full extent of our tools and authorities to address the alarming rise in illegal activity from hostile nations,” Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen of the DOJ’s National Security Division said. “This includes growing threats within the United States and to Americans and U.S. businesses abroad.”

(Note that Ukraine is not currently a member of NATO.)

The World’s Initial Response:

Ben Harnwell on Steve Bannon’s War Room claimed that there are no NATO troops in Ukraine and no plans to deploy them. Of course that is subject to change. After Harnell reported this, The head of NATO, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, responded to questions regarding the situation in Ukraine.  The AP reported:

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday that the military alliance would defend every inch of its territory should Russia attack a member country, as he slammed Moscow for launching a brutal act of war on Ukraine.

Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on its neighbor, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling. Ukraine’s government said Russian tanks and troops rolled across the border and accused Moscow of unleashing a “full-scale war.”

Speaking after chairing an emergency meeting of NATO envoys, Stoltenberg said the 30-nation security alliance will continue to beef up its defenses on its eastern flank near Ukraine and Russia. He said U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will hold an online summit on Friday.

“Russia has attacked Ukraine. This is a brutal act of war. Our thoughts are with the brave people of Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told reporters. “Peace in our continent has been shattered. We now have war in Europe, on a scale and of a type we thought belong to history.”

You can watch a portion of his remarks here:

The EU has said that they will block western asseste, and promised heavy targeted sanctions. 

Some people view this attack as an extension of what happened last August with the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan, projecting our leaders’ weakness for the wolves of the world to see. President Donald Trump offered his perspective moments after the initial attack (well before the world heard anything from our current president). 

Then you have establishment RINO and career politician Mitt Romney blaming this all on the “shortsightedness” of Donald Trump’s America First policies.

He released a statement on Twitter last night not long after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Naturally, Beijing sees this as an opportunity.

On Thursday morning the Taiwan Defense Ministry announced 9 Chinese aircraft have entered its Air Defense Zone.

Al-Arabiya reported:

Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Thursday to warn away nine Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, on the same day that Russia invaded Ukraine, a crisis being watched closely in Taipei.

Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained of regular such missions by the Chinese air force over the last two years, though the aircraft do not get close to Taiwan itself.

The number of aircraft involved was well off the last large-scale incursion, 39 Chinese aircraft on January 23, and since then, such fly-bys have been sporadic with far fewer aircraft.

The ministry said the latest mission involved eight Chinese J-16 fighters and one Y-8 reconnaissance aircraft, which flew over an area to the northeast of the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands at the top end of the South China Sea.

Consider This

There seems to be a lot of individuals sharing their perspectives on the situation, and while their experiences are subjective, counter to the western narrative, and in some cases could be potential Russian Propaganda, the news is meant to be shared not withheld.

Consider this, if Russia decided to install a dictatorship or formed a military alliance in Mexico where they ran all kinds of shady money laundering activities and flooded the country with weaponry, would it be unreasonable for the US to be concerned about this sort of thing or should we just acknowledge their sovereign right to do so? Does the political elite, who have collectively had their hands in the Ukraine cookie-jar for years, only rush to outrage over Ukraine out of a sense of genuine compassion or is it something more personal?

We are not trying to let Russia off of the hook, rather trying to paint a broader, more nuanced picture of what the situation looks like from all perspectives. 

Updates will be provided in a separate post.

We pray for the people of Ukraine who are caught in the crossfire, and for a swift resolution to the fighting.