Categories
The News And Times Blog

4:27 AM 10/31/2022 | #OxaneTaub #DavidDePape #FBI | This confirms the Russian Mob – TOC ties & “the message” from the “Godfather”: “De Papi” (Putin?). DePape was also addicted to video games, a common sign of mass shooters. David DePape’s Russian connection: Oxane “Gypsy” Taub

M.N.: And also, very important fact: this hypothetical “Russian Connection” is presented in a full view, front and center, to make this connection obvious, to confirm the “message”. 
4:27 AM 10/31/2022 – Post Link

Pelosi attack suspect David DePape was a psychotic homeless addict estranged from his pedophile lover & their children

paul-pelosi-attack-comp.jpg?quality=75&s

Leading politicians blamed the political right for the brutal attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul.

“This is despicable,” said President Biden. He noted that the alleged attacker, David DePape, 42, shouted the same line, “Where’s Nancy?” as the supporters of Donald Trump, who stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “And what makes us think that one party can talk about stolen elections?” said Biden. “COVID being a hoax? It’s all a bunch of lies.”

California political leaders agreed. “This heinous assault is yet another example of the dangerous consequences of the divisive and hateful rhetoric that is putting lives at risk and undermining our very democracy and democratic institutions,” said California Gov. Gavin Newsom. “This attack,” said San Francisco’s state Sen. Scott Weiner, “is terrifying and the direct result of toxic right-wing rhetoric.”

Journalists, en masse, agreed with their assessment. DePape “appears to have made racist and often rambling posts online,” noted AP, in a report that encapsulated the media narrative, “including some that questioned the results of the 2020 election, defended former President Donald Trump and echoed QAnon conspiracy theories.”

But DePape’s politics have little rhyme or reason. In past years DePape shared a post about Stephen Colbert’s 2006 roast of President George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents dinner; linked to videos of Disney films altered to make it look like the characters were swearing; and claimed, “Jesus is the anti-Christ” — not exactly a litany of right-wing tropes.

David DePape allegedly broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco home and brutally attacked her husband Paul.David DePape allegedly broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and brutally attacked her husband Paul.San Francisco Chronicle via AP Police outside of Pelosi's home after the attack.Police outside of Pelosi’s home after the attack.David G. McIntyre for NY Post

And, as I soon discovered, DePape lived with a notorious local nudist in a Berkeley home, complete with a Black Lives Matter sign in the window and an LGBT rainbow flag, emblazoned with a marijuana symbol, hanging from a tree. A closer look reveals the characteristics of a homeless encampment, or what Europeans call “an open drug scene.” In the driveway, there is a broken-down camper van. On the street is a yellow school bus, which neighbors said DePape occasionally stayed in. Both are filled with garbage typical of such structures in homeless encampments. People come and go from the house and the vehicles, neighbors say, in part to partake in the use of a potent psychedelic drug, ibogaine.

Neighbors described DePape as a homeless addict with politics that was, until recently, left-wing, but of secondary importance to his psychotic and paranoid behavior.

“What I know about the family is that they’re very radical activists,” said one of DePape’s neighbors, a woman who only gave her first name, Trish. “They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Gay pride. But they’re very detached from reality. They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.”

The Berkeley home where DePape lived with a local nudist and others.The Berkeley home where DePape lived with a local nudist and others.David G. McIntyre for NY Post President Biden and other leaders have blamed the political right for the assault targeting Speaker Pelosi.President Biden and other leaders have blamed the political right for the assault targeting Speaker Pelosi.Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Not all of the news media missed DePape’s history of drug use, psychosis, and homelessness. CNN reported that a woman named Laura Hayes, who said she worked with DePape 10 years ago making hemp bracelets, said he had been living in a storage shed. “He talks to angels,” she said, and told her that “there will be a hard time coming.”

Another woman, Linda Schneider, told CNN and Bay Area NBC TV affiliate, KRON4, that she got to know DePape around 2014 and that he was still homeless, living in a storage unit, and using hard drugs. “He [was] likely a mindless follower of something he saw on social media because I don’t think he had the courage to be part of any political or terrorist group,” said Schneider. “His drug use began again and he went off his rocker.”

But much of the rest of the news media, particularly local journalists who could have interviewed DePape’s neighbors, were swept up in the narrative that DePape was more like John Wilkes Booth, the fanatical but sane assassin of Abraham Lincoln, than John Hinkley, Jr., the mentally ill man who shot Ronald Reagan. DePape is much more like one of the hundreds of psychotic homeless people I’ve interviewed in recent years than the fanatical climate ideologues who I’ve been writing about in recent weeks.

Broken windows at Pelosi's home after DePape allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi.Broken windows at Pelosi’s home after DePape allegedly attacked Paul Pelosi.ABC7

Wrapped up in their own obsession with Trump Republicans, most journalists have missed the real story. David DePape is not a microcosm of the political psychosis gripping America in general. Rather, he’s a microcosm of the drug-induced psychosis gripping the West Coast in particular.

Drugs, Paranoia, and Pedophilia

I visited the Berkeley house where DePape had lived with his former lover, Oxane “Gypsy” Taub, 53, a charismatic Russian immigrant 11 years David’s senior. DePape appears to have fallen under the spell of Taub around 2003, when DePape was a quiet, video game-obsessed 21-year-old in Powell River, a town of 14,000 people that is a four-hour drive up the coast of British Columbia from Vancouver.

A Nov. 27, 2008, article in the Oakland Tribune said Taub and DePape were married with three children. But DePape’s stepfather, Gene, told AP yesterday that Taub was his stepson’s girlfriend, not wife; that David and Taub had two, not three, children together; and that David’s third child was with another woman.

Neighbors described DePape as a drug addict with left-wing politics.Neighbors described DePape as a drug addict with left-wing politics.Eric Risberg/AP

The article, which carried the headline, “Need is great on Thanksgiving Day in the East Bay,” described Taub, Pape, and their three children eating Thanksgiving dinner with the homeless. Taub told the reporter that they were there for the community, not because they couldn’t afford to eat at home.

Taub was in the news again five years later when she, then 44, married a 20-year-old man, Jamyz Smith, naked, at City Hall in San Francisco. A photo in the December 16, 2013, edition of The San Francisco Chronicle shows DePape, Taub, Smith, and the three children huddled under a blanket watching television together. The caption describes DePape as “a family friend.” As in The Oakland Tribune article, the focus was on Taub, with no quotes from DePape.

DePape filming Gypsy Taub at her City Hall wedding in San Francisco on December 19, 2013. DePape filming Gypsy Taub at her City Hall wedding in San Francisco on Dec. 19, 2013. Michael Short / San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris
DePape and Taub have two children together. DePape and Taub have two children together. San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris
Taub married 20-year-old Jamyz Smith while naked. Taub married 20-year-old Jamyz Smith while naked. San Francisco Chronicle / Polaris

Ryan La Coste, who lives in an apartment directly behind the Taub-DePape house, said that the day after Taub’s wedding to Smith, “There was a huge fight. The guy [Smith] that she married got locked up. And so Taub married somebody else. My understanding was that David [DePape] was the best man to her husband at the wedding.”

The episode was typical of the chaos that swirled around DePape during the years leading up to his alleged attack on Paul Pelosi.

Michael Shellenberger is the best-selling author of “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities.” His original reporting can be read at MichaelShellenberger.Substack.com.

AP source: Pelosi attacker carried zip ties – Chicago Tribune

6 Capitol attack … in what is the latest parallel to the Capitol riot of Jan. … 6 riot were apparent in the incident at the Pelosi home.

The post AP source: Pelosi attacker carried zip ties – Chicago Tribune first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

riot were apparent in the incident at the Pelosi home. Rioters who swarmed the Capitol trying to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory over …

The post Pelosi’s attacker reportedly carried zip ties, an echo of the Jan. 6 attack – NPR first appeared on Capitol Riot.

Nancy Pelosi: family ‘heartbroken and traumatized’ by brutal attack on her husband

Speaker’s husband underwent surgery after hammer assault that comes amid rising warnings of political violence in the US.

The post Nancy Pelosi: family ‘heartbroken and traumatized’ by brutal attack on her husband first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

USA: Attack on Pelosi’s husband leads to attack on Capitol – Nation World News

Some people in the siege were seen inside the Capitol wearing zip ties. The violent attack on the family of a Congress leader comes at a time when …

The post USA: Attack on Pelosi’s husband leads to attack on Capitol – Nation World News first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Man who attacked Paul Pelosi carried zip ties, in Jan. 6 echo, source says

Paul Pelosi remains hospitalized and “continues to improve,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told colleagues.

The post Man who attacked Paul Pelosi carried zip ties, in Jan. 6 echo, source says first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

The attack at the Pelosis’ home was part of a dangerous pattern | The Economist

The Capitol Police has reported a doubling in the number of threats against members of Congress since 2017. Increasing political violence is an …

The post The attack at the Pelosis’ home was part of a dangerous pattern | The Economist first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Paul Pelosi’s attacker reportedly had zip ties, an echo of the Jan. 6 insurrection – NPR

U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger said in a weekend memo to … Some in the siege were seen inside the Capitol carrying zip ties.

The post Paul Pelosi’s attacker reportedly had zip ties, an echo of the Jan. 6 insurrection – NPR first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Man who dragged officer into 1/6 mob gets more than 7 years – The Associated Press

The post Man who dragged officer into 1/6 mob gets more than 7 years – The Associated Press first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Paul Pelosi attacker carried zip ties, in echo of US Capitol riot — source | The Times of Israel

… San Francisco home, according to a person briefed on the investigation, in what is the latest parallel to the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021.

The post Paul Pelosi attacker carried zip ties, in echo of US Capitol riot — source | The Times of Israel first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

They also compared the FBI to the Gestapo (fact check: mostly false). … voting for Mitt Romney and then enthusiastically for Donald Trump.

7607913 Google Alert – fbi and trump

The post Google Alert – fbi and trump: Conspiracy Theories Are Not a Partisan Phenomenon – The Washington Post first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

… San Francisco home, according to a person briefed on the investigation, in what is the latest parallel to the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021.

The post Paul Pelosi attacker reportedly carried zip ties echoing Capitol riot – NZ Herald first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

It was quite an admission about how desperately the Obama administration had targeted former President Donald Trump.

7607926 Google Alert – crossfire hurricane

The post Google Alert – crossfire hurricane: With Steele Offer As Backdrop, Sen. Scott Demands To Know How Much FBI Paying Sources first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Elon Musk, right-wing figures push misinformation about Pelosi attack

The rush to sow doubt about the assault on Pelosi’s husband … echoing the exclamations of pro-Trump protesters who breached the Capitol on Jan.

The post Elon Musk, right-wing figures push misinformation about Pelosi attack first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Lawmaker draws line between Trump and Pelosi attack – Salon.com

“It’s happened since Trump came in in 2017. There’s been a rise in incidents reported to Capitol police about the threats against congresspeople,” he …

The post Lawmaker draws line between Trump and Pelosi attack – Salon.com first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

riot were apparent in the Paul Pelosi assault. Rioters who swarmed the Capitol trying to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory over Donald Trump …

The post AP source: Pelosi attacker carried zip ties, in Jan. 6 echo – Martinsville Bulletin first appeared on The Capitol Riot – The News And Times.

Ukraine’s Chief of Defence intelligence, Major General Kyrylo Budanov, claimed that Russian officials are “actively discussing” removing Vladimir Putin from power, The Mirror reported. 

Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in Ukraine on February 24. (Photo: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t last until the end of the Ukraine war and officials are already discussing his replacement, claimed Ukraine’s Chief of Defence intelligence, according to a report.

Major General Kyrylo Budanov claimed that Russian officials are “actively discussing” removing Vladimir Putin from power, The Mirror reported.

The statement comes amid a counteroffensive by Ukraine to take back Kherson, a strategic port city, that has been under Russian control since the early days of the invasion.

READ | ‘No need for that’: Putin rules out using nuclear weapons against Ukraine

“It’s unlikely that he [Putin] survives it. And currently, there are active discussions happening in Russia about who’d be there to replace him,” Major general Kyrylo Budanov said.

Major general Budanov added that Ukraine is aiming to recapture Kherson by the end of November and would even attempt to take back Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014. Ukraine could potentially consider to be an endgame to the war, he further said.

Since Russian forces suffered major defeats in September, Vladimir Putin has doubled down, calling up hundreds of thousands of reservists, announcing the annexation of occupied territory and repeatedly threatening to use nuclear weapons.

Recent missile and drone strikes have knocked out more than 40 per cent of Ukraine’s power-generating capabilities, leading to energy rationing and blackouts throughout the country. They signal the start of what could be a cold, dark winter in Ukraine as war rages on.

ALSO READ | Winter is coming: Russia ups the nuclear ante as Ukraine war intensifies

Edited By:

Devika Bhattacharya

Published On:

Oct 30, 2022

The post Talks underway to replace Vladimir Putin as Russia President, claims Ukrainian official – India Today first appeared on The Brooklyn News.

Россия продолжает военное вторжение в Украину, начатое 24 февраля по приказу Владимира Путина. DW следит за событиями 30 октября.

2643421 Deutsche Welle: DW.COM News Russia

In a separate case involving another far-right group, Proud Boys member Jeremy Bertino pleaded guilty on Thursday to seditious conspiracy over his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol …

The post Oath Keepers trial focuses on planning for Jan 6 Capitol riot first appeared on The Global Security News.

6801424 The Global Security News