Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The ISIS Long Arm of Terror...

The THREAT MATRIX is reporting  the terrorist organization, ISIS, and its activities in numerous countries since January 2013, in direct contradiction to attempts to downplay or minimize the security threat of that terror group.

Says TM:

"..The list ... organized by continent and then alphabetically by country, is not exhaustive. Nonetheless, its extensiveness indicates the global reach of the IS, even if the reported activity does not consist of spectacular attacks..."

Lisa Lundquist @ TM tells us that:
"...some Western pundits have argued that the terror organization poses only a distant threat, not a near one. They have claimed that the Islamic State's goals are mainly territorial and focused on the Middle East, as compared to al Qaeda's, which are transnational and focused on attacking the West. On June 30, the US State Department referred to the ISIS' strategy as that of creating a regional caliphate...That general view was fairly widely held until recently, when the Islamic State executed two American hostages, which brought home to the West that its citizens are at risk. But in addition to committing shocking crimes in Syria and Iraq against civilians, security forces, and Western captives, the group has also developed an international following. The Islamic State's growing international presence demonstrates the dangerous fallacy of the argument that the group has primarily only regional goals..."
And, she writes:  "...even without regard to official statements by Islamist groups endorsing, opposing, or hedging on the Islamic State, the fact remains that Islamic State fighters and supporters are conducting operations well outside the confines of Iraq and Syria..."

See the entire article HERE @ Threat Matrix....


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Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Politics of Polarization

President Obama meets with President Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Ceren of El Salvador; speaks about Illegal immigrant issue...


This weekend Obamistas and the Socialist Liberal media have launched a precise tactic of political and cultural polarization in advance of the 2014 election cycle by focusing on divisive issues that will attempt to get out the Democrat vote, cast their opposition as uncompassionate  reactionaries, and endear the Obama regime to Hispanics by championing amnesty, legalization, and citizenship for illegal aliens.

Here begins the Obamista propaganda machine:

"...Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks..."  That's according to a Parson, Bennett, Mascaro story in the Los Angeles Times.

The article says that White House Officials signaled strongly on Friday that "...Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded..."  And it cites that roughly 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country without legal authorization or overstayed their visas could be protected under a leading option the White House is considering.

The L.A. Times article quotes senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer telling reporters the Obama move will come by the end of the summer, and predicts that will prompt a major clash with congressional Republicans, citing also that that some White House officials "...appeared to relish the prospect that the GOP might overreach in its response and act in a politically self-destructive manner..."

The article states that:
"...The White House is entertaining a range of possibilities that would speed up deportations in some cases but forestall them in many others...Obama could use his executive powers to expedite deportations in response to the current border crisis, in an effort to clear the large numbers of unaccompanied minors gathering daily in the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas...At the same time, he seems likely to act to prevent deportations of many of the immigrants already living, working and raising children in the U.S..."
The L.A. Times article says that Pfeiffer told reporters that he would not discount the possibility that Republicans would seek to impeach Obama over his next immigration moves, and that "...references to impeachment at the White House on Friday suggest that administration officials are trying to shape the political battleground in advance — portraying Republicans as obstructionist before launching a broad-sweeping executive action on a front where conservative sensitivities are particularly keen: immigration policy..." And it says that the "...campaign arm of the House Democratic leadership began a fundraising drive featuring Pfeiffer's impeachment forecast within hours of his making it..."

The Obama administration media blitz and the consequent propaganda blast by its media minions reveals their efforts to paint the landscape in their favor, utilizing the tactic of framing a scenario according to their Socialist agenda.  The propaganda effort is the tail-end of a tactic that includes a coordinated policy that would attract illegal aliens to this country, along with the announcement of a refusal to enforce immigration laws (arrest and deportation), prompting a massive influx of illegal aliens, culminating in the utilization of illegal alien "children" as propaganda pawns to achieve the political objective of legalization and/or amnesty.

The clamor that the illegal alien invasion is a failure of the Obama Administration, and that it is a fiasco for which he is at fault is folly.  Results  demonstrate that Obama's  "inaction" is actually part of a scenario that has been staged for political gain and that the stages of that agenda continue to unfold according to plan.

By the way, there's another article in TIME Magazine that parallels the article in the L.A. Times. (See that HERE).

The stages of "The Obamista 2014 Political Plan" appear to be according to the following:

1.  Announce broadly that it is ok to come to the U.S. illegally because immigration laws will not be enforced.

2.  Inform those who are coming to surrender themselves to authorities so that they can be processed toward legalization.

3.  Process those who have been detained or who have surrendered to authorities and release them on their own recognizance.

4.  Promote this as a "humanitarian crisis."

5.  Use illegal alien children as a propaganda measure to obtain sympathy and to cast opposition to legalization/amnesty in a negative light.

6.  Use these issues to fuel efforts to get out the vote in mid term elections.

7.  Use issues to inflame opposition and prompt calls for impeachment of Obama and then use the response to intimidate efforts towards impeachment from the opposition, and to cast those who propose impeachment in a negative light. This will cause a split of Republicans into pro and anti-impeachment factions.

8. Continue "legalization" efforts for illegal aliens, thus announcing further that it's ok to come and "you won't get deported."

These tactics are meant to get a reaction from the opposition.  It is a Marxist tactic, gleaned from "the dialectic."  Specifically, the "activists" create an issue to cause a violent or extreme reaction from the opposition.  When they get the reaction, they point out and organize opposition to it by pointing out how "reactionary" their opposition is.  This accomplishes two things.  It helps to "organize" and get into action those of one camp, while causing the other camp to react, and to possibly become divided, and to be cast  in a negative light.

This is why you see leftists in demonstrations throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, causing riots: to cause a violent or extreme reaction from the opposition.  It is meant to inflame and to upset. When police or soldiers or a "militia" react to the inflammatory actions, the finger pointing begins about how oppressive and mean the opposition is.

It is one harmonic down from terrorism. Terrorism is the more extreme version.  The purposes are the same.  Cause a breakdown, a wedge, an upset by attacking the stability of the opposition.  The actions are meant to destabilize, to get the opposition off balance,  to cause a violent and/or extreme reaction, and to divide, topple, defeat and conquer.

As an example, here is a "conservative" that is already capitulating, already being divided. (Click Here)

What's the antidote?

Do not get terrorized.  Do not get destabilized. Do not get flustered, disorganized, upset and do not extremely respond.

Instead restore stability. Build, fortify, secure, and advance your own cause.  Attack the opposition strategically. UNDERSTAND the tactics of the Left.

In the case of the Obamistas, label them for what they are.  They are in collusion with human trafficking, abusing children for political gain,  making them come here via sociopathic cartels in hostile environments and conditions for political gain is even worse than human trafficking. Etc. Etc.

Get the conservative vote out for the elections.  Staying home on election day is not working.





Thursday, June 19, 2014

CONGRESS REPORTS: IRS Too Dumb To Be Non-Partisan

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued a report that says the IRS is too dumb to be non-partisan.  They said this, not in so many words, but that appears to be the gist of the report.



The report says that the IRS staff heard their boss, Barack Obama, bullying conservatives, calling conservative groups "...'shadowy' entities with 'innocuous' and 'benign-sounding' names that 'are running millions of dollars of attack ads against Democratic candidates'..."  And then the IRS, upon hearing this and other Presidential condemnations of his critics, decided to target Conservatives and Tea Party groups for special repressive measures.

The report says specifically:

"...President Barack Obama--a highly celebrated speaker noted for his oratory--exerts this power with uncommon vigor. President Obama's ability to command the rapt attention of the national news media, and by extension the American people, has become his most effective and favored rhetorical tool.  With his Bully Pulpit, President Obama wields the power to singlehandedly shape the national dialogue.  In this case, President Obama's Bully Pulpit led to the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants..."

The report specifies:

"...In the months after the President's State of the Union Address, he kept up the [negative] rhetorical assault as he railed against the decision [Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission] in campaign-style speeches across the country.  In these speeches, the President called conservative groups 'shadowy' entities with 'innocuous' and 'benign-sounding' names that 'are running millions of dollars of attack ads against Democratic candidates.'  Calling them 'phony' and 'front groups,' the President urged a 'fix' to the Citizens United decision, which he believed allowed these nefarious groups to 'pose' as nonprofits.  The President's allies in Congress and elsewhere echoed this call, working aggressively to delegitimize the Court's decision and Constitutional protections for non profit political speech..."

The report raises some very crucial and critical questions.  First, obviously, IRS employees appear to not be required, upon being hired, to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and to protect the nation against enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Additionally the intelligence quotient of IRS employment candidates appears to not be calculated into the hiring process.

We are invited to conclude the following:

"...Put simply, as the President's political rhetoric drove the national dialogue and shaped public opinion, the IRS received and responded to the political stimuli..."

According to this reasoning, the robo-paths at the IRS obviously are incapable of independent, responsible, thought, and are incapable of being accountable for horrific Constitutional violations. To wit:

"... A review of evidence available to the Committee substantiates this conclusion.  In February 2010, the IRS identified and elevated the initial conservative tax-exempt applications due to concerns about media attention surrounding the Tea party.  Likewise in September 2010, in response to an article in a tax-law journal, former IRS official Lois Lerner initiated a 'c4 project' to assess the political activity of certain nonprofits..."

Isn't that just peachy?

"...In October 2010, after reading news reports that nonprofits were becoming increasingly active in political speech following [the Supreme Court Decision] Citizens United, the Justice Department arranged a meeting with the IRS to discuss the decision's effect on campaign finance law.  Most tellingly, Lerner [then head of the IRS non-profit section] talked in October 2010 about political pressure on the IRS to 'fix the problem' posed by Citizens United, saying that 'everyone is up in arms' about the decision and that 'everybody is screaming at [The IRS] right now: 'fix it now before the election.'..."

The report says that defenders of the IRS (principally Democrats) have sought to downplay the IRS wrongdoing:

"...For it to be scandal, they said, the President himself must be personally involved.  For it to merit attention, they argued, the White House must have ordered the targeting.  For the public outrage to be warranted, these Democrats alluded, there must be a direct link from the Oval Office to the IRS.  Hiding behind these straw men, the defenders of the Obama Administration claimed that the absence of a direct order to target conservatives necessarily meant that there was no political element to the IRS targeting..."

The conclusion?

"...The Committees investigation shows that the IRS targeting was political. It was political in both its genesis and its effect.  The IRS targeting was the result of political pressure on the agency to 'fix the problem' of nonprofit political speech.  This political pressure was generated by campaign-style rhetoric from President Obama and his allies in opposition to the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision  and so-called 'shadowy' groups 'posing' as nonprofits.  As a result of the IRS targeting, hundreds of tax exempt applicants were singled out for scrutiny on undeniably political grounds--that is, they intended to engage in political speech...

The report stresses a "...rhetorical barrage orchestrated by the President to delegitimize Citizens United and vilify the conservative nonprofit groups the White House feared would be helped by it..."

The report says that "...it is apparent that the IRS targeting of conservative tax-exempt applicants initiated and progressed in the context of intense political pressure led by the President for action on politically active nonprofits.  It is beyond dispute that the President's political rhetoric contributed to IRS efforts that resulted in the IRS's targeting of conservative tax-exempt groups because of their political beliefs..."  But it does not address the inadequacies of IRS staff and their fault in failing to uphold Constitutional law, Constitutional protections, and their oath of office.  Nor does the report hold accountable the IRS employees responsible for those failures.

While it is clear that their boss certainly targeted his critics, IRS employees are supposed to be above the fray; they are supposed to be non-partisan.  When, up and down the chain of command, not one of them steps forward to be the adult in the room, the patriot, the upholder of the Constitution, that agency is compromised and must be dismantled at once, and another agency put in its place.  The IRS is mandated by a Constitutional amendment, but nowhere in its establishment were violations of our founding documents authorized, condoned or sanctioned, nor are there clauses or articles that set aside the Constitution in order for it to exist.  If there are, then the Constitution by default must prevail.

Today, however, it is not enough to minimally withhold funds from such a despicable agency that so egregiously rips apart our Constitutional fundamentals. It must be stripped of any authority and function from the inside out, and a more effective income collecting entity put in its place that does not penalize citizens or their production.

The President's minions are more interested in keeping their jobs safe, rather than upholding our Constitution, and must face the consequences.  The agency must be replaced, and if another is put in its place, it must be devoid of any power of repression.



Texans Not Waiting For Obama To Secure Border

Texas Governor Rick Perry is not holding his breath waiting for help from Obama's feds to secure the Texas border against a veritable invasion of illegal aliens...




In a media dispatch yesterday the governor's office announced that Rick Perry, along with David Dewhurst, the Texas Lt. Governor, and Joe Straus, the Lone Star State's Speaker of the House, had directed the Texas Department of Public Safety "...to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border. State leaders have authorized DPS to fund border security operations at approximately $1.3 million per week..."

Perry says Texas can't afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and that we "...will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened...Until the federal government recognizes the danger it's putting our citizens in by its inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to keep our citizens and communities safe..."

The Texas Lt. Governor was no less forceful than Perry. Dewhurst said:
"...The federal government has abdicated its responsibility to secure the border and protect this country from the consequences of illegal immigration, but as Texans we know how to lead in areas where Washington has failed... Last year DPS conducted Operation Strong Safety and achieved astounding results. Crime rates related to drugs, cartels, transnational gangs, and illegal border activity plummeted because of the resources we allocated to stop illegal entry at the border. It's time to make this type of presence on the border permanent..."

According to the Governor's office calculations, The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) has apprehended more illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley in the first eight months of the current federal fiscal year (over 160,000) than it did for all of fiscal year 2013 (154,453). In May 2014 alone, USCBP reported apprehending more than 1,100 illegal immigrants per day in the Rio Grande Valley.  "...This year, like last year, more than half of the individuals apprehended at the Texas-Mexico border by USCBP are from countries other than Mexico. Additionally, 34,000 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) have been apprehended in Texas so far this year, with estimates that number will reach 90,000 by the end of the fiscal year. By comparison, 28,352 UAC were apprehended in fiscal year 2013..."

In a communique to the Director of the Department of Public Safety, Colonel Steven C. McCraw, Texas officials directed the DPS to plan and execute a surge operation of increased law enforcement in Texas border counties.  They said: "...You are authorized to utilize all existing appropriated funds toward this operation...To the extent necessary, we will utilize our authority as governor and as co-chairs of the Legislative Budget Board to facilitate adjustments to the DPS budget until next session.  The cost for this operation will need to be addressed by the next legislature in the supplemental appropriations bill..."

The Texas Governor said on Tuesday that the immigration crisis is "... an absolute overflowing mess..."  He appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity telling him that "...there has been some success in shutting down illegal activities with these immigration surges, but the states just don’t have the resources for this situation..."

On Hannity Perry said, "...Number one, it’s not the state’s responsibility to be dealing with this issue. We’re doing our part to make sure we can keep our citizens as safe as we can. But the federal government is just absolutely failing. We either have an incredibly inept administration or they’re in on this somehow..."

The immigration fiasco was described by Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, also on "Hannity" (on Monday): "...You talk about the Border Patrol, they’re too busy changing diapers and not going after dope peddlers and illegal immigrants,” Arpaio said. “I think the president knew this was going to happen, so it’s going to help him on his executive orders if Congress doesn’t take this mission up. And it might backfire. It might backfire because of the inhumane situation..." That was an echo of a report on "The Kelly File," that reported, "...The crisis at the southern border is worsening by the day, as we heard on The Kelly File that almost half of Border Patrol agents are off patrols because they're need to do paperwork. There are not enough agents to handle the enormous influx of illegal immigrant children that have to be cared for at processing centers..."


CBS quoted Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar from Laredo on June 8, "...if you’re just looking at the lower Rio Grande Valley we’re getting about 1,200 people a day. Over 70 percent of them are not from Mexico but from other places and 300 to 400 of them are young people coming in without parents...Almost 40 percent of the Border Patrol Agents are not at the border they’re actually filling out paperwork, transporting, feeding, moving these folks around..."

Texans are initiating their efforts with the understanding of the magnitude of the problem.

Texas officials told the DPS director:  "...Clearly, committing more of your resources will not end the humanitarian issues on the border, nor is it a complete solution to what is ultimately a federal responsibility. But the professional law enforcement resources at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) can reduce crime, ensure the safety of Texas citizens and support the strained resources of local law enforcement and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection..."






Friday, June 13, 2014

IRS Sends FBI "Protected" Tax Payer Info In Violation Of Federal Law

English: Anti-United States Internal Revenue S...

BEHIND ENEMY LINES:

A set of 21 disks that had been transmitted to the FBI by the IRS under the direction of senior IRS official Lois Lerner, contains a 1.1 million page database of  501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, that includes legally protected taxpayer information that should not ever been sent to the FBI.

This is according to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa, who said in a media dispatch that this is a breach of federal law.

The dispatch says that after the Justice Department turned over the database to the Oversight Committee this month in response to a subpoena, the Justice Department says it was informed by IRS officials that it contains legally protected taxpayer information that should not have ever been sent to the FBI and it now plans to return the full database to the IRS.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, write:

"...We are aghast to learn that the Justice Department worked with the IRS to assemble a massive database of nonprofit groups, and that this database included confidential taxpayer information that the Department is not authorized to possess ... The creation of such an illicit and comprehensive registry by federal law-enforcement officials is concerning in and of itself.  Yet, the creation of a registry at the same time that the Department considered possible investigatory steps against nonprofit groups engaged in political speech is alarming.  This evidence is a clear indication that the Justice Department took affirmative steps to examine nonprofit groups engaged in otherwise lawful political speech...”

The Congressmen point out in the letter to Holder that the Oversight Committee is "...aware of multiple conflicts of interest in the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation into the targeting of conservatives at the IRS..." and that "... At this time, there are apparent conflicts of interest in the Public Integrity Division of the DOJ, the FBI as well as the Civil Division..." leading Issa and Jordan to reiterate their call for a special prosecutor.

Say Issa and Jordan:

"...Additionally, the revelation that the Justice Department worked with the IRS to compile a massive database of nonprofit information, including confidential taxpayer information, further undermines the integrity of the Department’s investigation of the IRS targeting.  The Committee has already obtained information that the Civil Rights Division attorney leading the investigation has an apparent conflict of interest.  Now we know that the other two Justice Department components involved in the investigation – the Public Integrity Section and the FBI – also have serious conflicts of interest stemming from their interaction with Lois Lerner in October 2010.  For these reasons, we reiterate the overwhelmingly bipartisan position of the House of Representatives that the appointment of a special counsel is warranted to investigate potential criminal wrongdoing...”

Issa and Jordan state:

"...We are also concerned by the manner in which this information was transmitted from the IRS to the Justice Department.  Section 6103 of the federal tax code protects confidential taxpayer information from unauthorized disclosure. Thus, the IRS transmittal of confidential information to the FBI in October of 2010 apparently violated federal law.  In addition, the Department's disclosure that the information on he disks was protected by section 6103 occurred subsequent to a letter from Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik in which he expressed the Department's 'understanding' that the 21 disks contained publicly available information..."

Now the Committee wants from the Justice Department:

1.       All documents and communications between or among employees of the Department of Justice and employees of the Internal Revenue Service referring or relating to the 21 disks of nonprofit information transmitted from the Internal Revenue Service to the Justice Department on or around October 6, 2010;

2.       All documents and communications between or among employees of the Department of Justice and employees of the Internal Revenue Service referring or relating to the production of the 21 disks of nonprofit information to the Committee on June 2, 2014; and

3.       All documents and communications between or among employees of the Department of Justice and employees of the Internal Revenue Service referring or relating to the discovery of confidential taxpayer information protection by I.R.C. § 6103 on the 21 disks of nonprofit information produced to the Committee on June 2, 2014.

While the process of investigation has been slow, significant incriminating information has emerged from Congressional sleuthing, and as criminal wrongdoing is alleged, investigators face continual stonewalling and evasion from Obama administration department officials and personnel.

It is clear that Obama continues to use the power and force of government to attack his political opponents.  All the more reason for patriots to continue to relentlessly expose the truth and take political action to effect much needed change.

Do you think the Justice Department will be forthcoming with the information requested by Issa and Jordan?





IRS "Loses" Lerner Emails; Congressman Says He'll Get Them From NSA "Metadata" Surveillance

//Behind Enemy Lines

The IRS said today it can't turn over Lois Lerner's emails, because their computer crashed. That has raised the ire of many, including you and I, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa, and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp.

Camp says "...The fact that I am just learning about this, over a year into the investigation, is completely unacceptable and now calls into question the credibility of the IRS’s response to Congressional inquiries.  There needs to be an immediate investigation and forensic audit by Department of Justice as well as the Inspector General..."

Rightfully so, he's really put off by this, and says:

"...Just a short time ago, Commissioner Koskinen promised to produce all Lerner documents.  It appears now that was an empty promise.  Frankly, these are the critical years of the targeting of conservative groups that could explain who knew what when, and what, if any, coordination there was between agencies.  Instead, because of this loss of documents, we are conveniently left to believe that Lois Lerner acted alone.  This failure of the IRS requires the White House, which promised to get to the bottom of this, to do an Administration-wide search and production of any emails to or from Lois Lerner.  The Administration has repeatedly referred us back to the IRS for production of materials.  It is clear that is wholly insufficient when it comes to determining the full scope of the violation of taxpayer rights...”

According to Camp, the The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

House Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., is also weighing in:

"...In the course of the Committee's investigation, the Administration repeatedly claimed we were getting access to all relevant IRS documents. Only now - thirteen months into the investigation - the IRS reveals that key emails from the time of the targeting have been lost.  And they bury that fact deep in an unrelated letter on a Friday afternoon.  In that same letter, they urge Congress to end the investigations into IRS wrongdoing. This is not the transparency promised to the American people.  If there is no smidgeon of corruption what is the Administration hiding?..."

Darrel Issa says its more of the same from the IRS and the Obama administration:

"...Isn’t it convenient for the Obama Administration that the IRS now says it has suddenly realized it lost Lois Lerner’s emails requested by Congress and promised by Commissioner John Koskinen?  Do they really expect the American people to believe that, after having withheld these emails for a year, they’re just now realizing the most critical time period is missing? Congressional oversight has revealed that the IRS has –potentially illegally– shared confidential taxpayer information with the FBI and lost crucial email records even as the agency continues to withhold information by not fully complying with the Committee’s subpoena. Left to the IRS’ own preferences, the White House would still be retelling the lie that this was all about mismanagement confined to a local office.  The supposed loss of Lerner’s emails further blows a hole in the credibility of claims that the IRS is complying with Congressional requests and their repeated assurances that they’re working to get to the truth. If there wasn’t nefarious conduct that went much higher than Lois Lerner in the IRS targeting scandal, why are they playing these games?...”

But Representative Steve Stockman from Texas appears to have a solution.  He wants all the meta data files from the NSA on Lois Lerner.

Isn't that just a beaut?

According to a Stockman statement, his request comes just hours after the IRS claimed it “lost” all of Lerner’s emails to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups during that period, in which she allegedly coordinated with the White House, House Democrats and political groups to harass and deny tax-exempt status to groups critical of the President.   Stockman says:

"...I have asked NSA Director Rogers to send me all metadata his agency has collected on Lois Lerner’s email accounts for the period which the House sought records...The metadata will establish who Lerner contacted and when, which helps investigators determine the extent of illegal activity by the IRS...The claim incriminating communications were erased by a glitch conjures memories of Rose Mary Woods... Barack Obama has brought us Jimmy Carter’s economy and Richard Nixon’s excuses.

[Rose Mary Woods was the Nixon White House Secretary that claimed "...responsibility in a 1974 grand jury testimony for inadvertently erasing up to five minutes of the 181⁄2 minute gap in a June 20, 1972, audio tape. Her demonstration of how this might have occurred – which depended upon her stretching to simultaneously press controls several feet apart (what the press dubbed the "Rose Mary Stretch"[4]) – was met with skepticism from those who believed the erasures, from whatever source, to be deliberate. The contents of the gap remain a mystery..."  (Wikepedia)  The audio tape was part of the Watergate Investigation evidence.]

What do you think the NSA will do?

Monday, March 17, 2014

"MY FRIEND" PERRY

How To Turn Your Group [A political group, a PAC, a 501C3 non-profit, a Neighborhood Watch, a Militia, or any other group] into a SEAL Team For Your Particular Kind of Mission.

Qualifier:  If, after you read this, this needs to be spelled-out for you, do not bother with any of it.  Just keep doing what you are doing. This is a story. An analogy.  All of the names and circumstances have been changed to protect the guilty.

"My friend" Perry.

Perry was so good at what he did, he was ordered to go on a "mission" to make sure the mission went the way it was supposed to go.  The year was 1971, and the cold war was hot.  The hot war was sizzling. A unit of 20 men was put together to deliver a piece of equipment into hostile territory so that vital intelligence could be collected.

Twenty commandos, including the best special-ops types from the spook agencies, and other assorted elements, were chosen for this operation. The team went into a zone behind enemy lines that was infested with a battalion of the enemy, and they almost made it back undetected, but they maneuvered themselves right into an enemy camp and their cover was blown. After a severe battle and a severe beating they were extracted and all of them made it back, including Perry.

Perry was a basket case after that.  He was not a trained commando.  He was a technician.  But he was an excellent technician and the only one that knew how to get into that area and out of the area, and the only one that could ensure that the equipment was placed where it was supposed to be. But he was not a trained commando.

It was a chore to watch him light a cigarette.  If I hadn't known better, I would have thought he had a very bad case of delerium tremens (withdrawal symptoms from addiction to alcohol): "the shakes."

He would wake up screaming every night, in a cold sweat, terrified and crying.

And yet he did not complain.  In fact, when asked to go on another similar mission, he volunteered.  They wanted him because he was very good at what he did. And he did not refuse.

After the third such mission, he confided that he had had enough of being terrified all the time.  He told me he "hired" two Koreans to train him in close-order combat.  After his training he said they had not trained him in self defense or Karate.  He said he didn't know what it was called, but that "the training" gave him everything he needed to escape if he were captured.  He said he was thereafter trained in how to kill his way out of captivity and turn the enemy's weapons into his personal arsenal, and bring back a ton of intelligence on top of that.

"Sounds outrageous, doesn't it?" he asked me.

He stuck out his hand.  It was not shaking.

He said, he had dreaded every mission before that and had always been, not just scared, but terrified, and being terrified never stopped; until after he received that training.

He continued to do missions after that, and at least outwardly he seemed calm; sometimes too calm, so I asked him how it was that he had achieved that.

He said that toward the end of his training, which had taken an intensive three weeks, which he had done while on leave on his own time, with his two mentors, something "happened."  He said he had transformed himself from being terrified to being eager to go on a mission.  He couldn't wait for another mission. Then he had an earth shattering realization.

Yes, he was trained.  They trained him within an inch of his Life.  But he said something else happened.  He had changed his mind. He now knew he could kill (fight) his way out of any situation, anywhere, anytime.  He said one of his mentors heard him exclaim that, and then "graduated" him from his training.

"Yes I could fight my way out of anything," he said.  "But even with all that training, if I had not acquired that mental attitude that I could do so, the hand-to-hand, and the 'techniques' they taught me would have been no good to me at all.  It was all in my head," he said.

He still woke up screaming and in a cold sweat sometimes.  But that's only because he forgets to leave a night light on when he goes to bed.  "Don't ask me why that is," he told me.

So I didn't.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Antidote To the Winter Olympics Terrorist Threat?

There is an antidote to the much media-touted terrorist threat of attacks at the Olympic Games at Sochi.

While it has been stated in news reports that the U.S. has readied ships and other aspects of our armed forces to be ready to "evacuate" or to rescue U.S. Olympic personnel from a terrorist attack at the Winter Olympic Games at Sochi, it has remained mum on what the consequences of such an attack would be to the perpetrators/terrorists.

The Obama administration's pre-emptive actions against potential terrorist attacks, has been to complain about the Russian government's refusal to share intelligence about terrorist actions.

Granted, the al-Qaeda Cult of Mass Murder is known for it's "suicide" bombers; but obviously the leadership exempts itself from such sacrifice, because IT wants to survive to continue terrorizing little children into "submission."

The solution then, is to make it clear to any member or branch of the terror cult, that if the al-Qaeda Terrorist Cult or any al-Qaeda Terrorist Cult aligned group, dares to attack our nation or the nation of any participant at the Olympics, "We" and any nation that has the intestinal fortitude to join us, will launch and all-out blitz against any and all al-Qaeda outposts, sanctuaries, and any al-Qaeda aligned nations with the aim of ending the threat of terror once and for all.

This, of course, is in direct contradiction of the Obama Administration's doctrine of appeasement and accommodation, and its policy of continuing to weaken our armed forces through troop reductions, armed forces budget cuts, base closures, antagonism against out military, and absurd rules of engagement that put our troops in danger and at risk.

The very fact that there is even a terrorist threat at this time is due to the perception by terrorists that they can get away with it.  The atmosphere that the potential deterrents of a terrorist attack are weak or unable to respond effectively against the enemy, is sufficient to prompt an attack.

At the very least, it is on the minds of Olympic Games participants and sponsors.  Olympic Games participants should not have on their minds that there might be a terrorist attack.  What does that do their competitive concentration or to their well-being in general?

Seen in this light, the protectors of order and security have already failed.

The only deterrent then is a violent, extreme threat of unrelenting retaliation in places where terrorists operate and reside. That would require a mind-set to do so, of course, and due to the current status-quo imposed by the administration, would also necessitate a drastic policy change by a President determined to lead from behind.

What do you think are the chances this will occur and how safe are our people under the current conditions?