Monday, October 27, 2014

America Secretly Recruited Thousands Of Nazis As Cold War "Assets"


It is a known fact, although relatively few know, that the CIA brought Nazi scientists into the U.S. military after WWII.  If we understand the depths of the Nazi's depravity it should send a cold chill up our collective spine- not only of them being brought into military bases and given top security clearance, but also the whole idea of America's "moral clarity" since WWII should also be called into question. 
At least some of the Nazi's worked on, interestingly enough, biological warfare and vaccines.  Sound familiar? 
"Operation Paperclip" changed our military and in doing so changed America, and we still are reeling and is some ways being guided by the effects to this day. -W.E.

Politics and Prose


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ZeroHedge

Winston Churchill once said that "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."  
By 'everything else' apparently he also meant hiring thousands of Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, according to the NYT, "as recently as the 1990s, concealing the government’s ties to some still living in America."
Because remember when merely associating with Nazi war criminals was enough to get you thrown out of polite society in perpetuity and likely thrown in a US prison, or worse? Well, when the one doing the association is that creature of utmost "fluidity" when it comes to matters of morality, the US government, apparently preaching moral superiority while invading and targeting for extermination world "dictators" whose only crime is being "evil" according to the US government's pristine moral compass, then everything is forgiven. But before the truth is revealed there will be years of denying, misrepresenting the facts, and outright lying.
So here, according to the NYT, are the facts about Uncle Sam's employment of Nazis for decades. "At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, law enforcement and intelligence leaders like J. Edgar Hoover at the F.B.I. and Allen Dulles at the C.I.A. aggressively recruited onetime Nazis of all ranks as secret, anti-Soviet “assets,” declassified records show."
And while Germans justified their actions during World War II by merely following orders, how did the US seek to validate its grotesque actions? Here is the NYT with the winning phrase of the day, if not year:

They believed the ex-Nazis’ intelligence value against the Russians outweighed what one official called “moral lapses” in their service to the Third Reich.
And there it is: moral lapses. When the market crashes, and the US economy's long-deferred collapse is now a fact, prepare to hear much more about the so-called moral lapses of bankers, Federal Reserve officials, and tenured economist during the upcoming public tribunals.
But back to America's double standard in purshing vs retaining Nazi criminals:

The agency hired one former SS officer as a spy in the 1950s, for instance, even after concluding he was probably guilty of “minor war crimes.”

And in 1994, a lawyer with the C.I.A. pressured prosecutors to drop an investigation into an ex-spy outside Boston implicated in the Nazis’ massacre of tens of thousands of Jews in Lithuania, according to a government official.

Evidence of the government’s links to Nazi spies began emerging publicly in the 1970s. But thousands of records from declassified files, Freedom of Information Act requests and other sources, together with interviews with scores of current and former government officials, show that the government’s recruitment of Nazis ran far deeper than previously known and that officials sought to conceal those ties for at least a half-century after the war.

In 1980, F.B.I. officials refused to tell even the Justice Department’s own Nazi hunters what they knew about 16 suspected Nazis living in the United States.

And here's why the US did everything in its power to keep the awful truth hidden: "Some spies for the United States had worked at the highest levels for the Nazis."

One
SS officer, Otto von Bolschwing, was a mentor and top aide to Adolf
Eichmann, architect of the “Final Solution,” and wrote policy papers on
how to terrorize Jews.

Yet after the war, the C.I.A. not only hired him as a spy in Europe, but relocated him and his family to New York City in 1954, records show. The move was seen as a “a reward for his loyal postwar service and in view of the innocuousness of his [Nazi] party activities,” the agency wrote.

Anyone reading this with nothing but disgust would be delighted to know that Bolschwing's own son was stunned by the two-faced nature of the US government:

His son, Gus von Bolschwing, who learned many years later of his father’s ties to the Nazis, sees the relationship between the spy agency and his father as one of mutual convenience forged by the Cold War.

“They used him, and he used them,” Gus von Bolschwing, now 75, said in an interview. “It shouldn’t have happened. He never should have been admitted to the United States. It wasn’t consistent with our values as a country.”

It went so far that America would do everything in its power to hide its pathological moral failure from even its closest of allies, the Israeli:

Agency officials were worried as well that Mr. von Bolschwing might be named as Eichmann’s “collaborator and fellow conspirator and that the resulting publicity may prove embarrassing to the U.S.” a C.I.A. official wrote.

After two agents met with Mr. von Bolschwing in 1961, the agency assured him it would not disclose his ties to Eichmann, records show. He lived freely for another 20 years before prosecutors discovered his wartime role and prosecuted him. He agreed to give up his citizenship in 1981, dying months later.

The shocking bottom line:

In all, the American military, the C.I.A., the F.B.I. and other agencies used at least 1,000 ex-Nazis and collaborators as spies and informants after the war, according to Richard Breitman, a Holocaust scholar at American University who was on a government-appointed team that declassified war-crime records.

The full tally of Nazis-turned-spies is probably much higher, said Norman Goda, a University of Florida historian on the declassification team, but many records remain classified even today, making a complete count impossible.

One can only speculate: by now most are either dead or "suicided" just like the Deutsche Bankers: "None of the spies are known to be alive today."

And while none of this comes as a surprise, especially in the aftermath of the Snowden revelations, one wonders if the world have to wait another 50 or so years before it is declassified that the CIA has been the primary and instigator of every current conflict around the globe, from the Ukraine civil war to ISIS?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Putin Accused Obama of Blackmailing World Leaders (Video)

WeepingEagle

Very insightful speech by Putin, who subtly doubts that America won the cold war (ridiculous) yet nails Obama on funding and building up terrorism around the globe, which is spot on.  
He also says something I found extremely interesting: 

"Recently we have increasing evidence that outright blackmail has been used with regard to a number of leaders".  

This is intriguing in that it has been suspected by some (including me) that the Obama White House is blackmailing a number of Congressmen, Senators, Journalists and possibly Supreme Court Justices to hush them up about a number of things, including perhaps his real identity. In light of this allegation from Putin, who I trust about as far as I can throw incidentally, I have to wonder about German Chancellor Merkels' accusation of the NSA  spying on her mobile phone. Not to mention another 34 world leaders who were spied on according to documents released from Edward Snowden last year.  We also know that Congress has been spied upon by the CIA, as Senator Dianne Feinstein made clear when she lashed back in March of this year. 
Has information gathered from NSA and CIA spy-a-thons uncovered enough "dirt" for blackmail as Putin espouses? Nothing would surprise me about the thugs in the highest levels of this corrupt government. Nothing. What about you?
  -W.E.  

Shoebat

Putin lashed out against America for its support of Islamic terrorists, and also for its role in providing weapons to the Afghans to combat Russia, which led to the creation of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. As one report says:

Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States and the West for destabilizing the world order of checks and balances for its own gains. He also accused the West of inflaming the situation in Ukraine and said Russia is not interested in building an empire.
The Russian President delivered a fierce broadside aimed at the United States in a speech for the Valdai Club in Sochi, which is an informal group of scholars. He hit out at Washington for behaving without regard to the rest of the world’s interests
“The system of international relations needed some changes, but the USA, who believe they were the winners of the Cold War, have not seen the need for this.” He added that the US has been trying to create the world “for their own gains.” The Russian President added that because of this, regional and global security had been weakened.
During his speech, Putin used the Russian version of the Latin phrase, “Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi” (what is allowed for god, is not allowed for cattle,) alluding to the double standards used by Washington.
Putin also touched on the issue of the growth of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and also accused the West of, “turning a blind eye,” to the encroachment of international terrorism into Russia and Central Asia. Putin believes the US has played a considerable role in sponsoring the growth of Islamic extremism, using the example of Washington’s funding of the Mujahidin in the Afghan-Soviet war in the 1980’s, which eventually gave birth to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
“It never ceases to amaze me how our partners have been guilty of making the same mistakes time and again. They have in the past sponsored Islamic extremists who were battling against the Soviet Union, which took place in Afghanistan. It was because of this the Taliban and Al-Qaeda was created,” the president added.
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) is the latest terrorist organization, which is destabilizing the world and Putin was scathing of countries that have been helping to fund the Islamist militants by buying cut price oil they are selling.
“Terrorists have been selling oil at really low prices and those countries who have been buying it and then selling it on, are financing terrorism, which will eventually come back to bite them,” the Russian President said.
RT

Friday, October 24, 2014

Report: Non-Citizens Could Decide Midterm Election – 80% Vote Democrat


And this is from the Washington Post, so we know it is much worse!  -W.E.

Remember this? : 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham

GatewayPundit

Now we know why Democrats loathe voter ID laws. 
They depend on fraud to win elections.
Democrats need the 100% turnout in inner city precincts, dead voters and non-citizens to keep control of the working class.


 The Washington Post reported:
In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.
Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.
How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.
Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UPDATES: Obama’s Dictatorship, up to 34M Illegal Aliens + Vote Fraud

GulagBound

Time for us to walk and chew gum, with eyes on how the demographics behind the vanguard of revolution called the Democratic Party is “fundamentally changing the United States of America,” to use Obama’s phrase. It is done through both the overt and shadowed orchestration of the cartel collective.
Walk and chew gum because, very much a part of this are the monster’s tentacles of collectivist propaganda (a.k.a., psyops), election swaying, and election/vote fraud. It all comes together, anything that may be done to rule by oligarchy/dictatorship, behind the protective labels of democracy and “progress,” amidst a duped, dependent, and coerced population.

It’s as easy to see as 1-2-3… 4… 5… oops, 6.

See it with some help from the Sovereignty Campaign (SovCam.org) and Twitter:

1. Via Washington Times
2. Via David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner
3. Via Noisy Room & Fox News, Lou Dobbs and Bill Hemmer
4. Via Truth Revolt
5. Via Noisy Room
6. Via the Illinois Review

Then there’s the easy path to the military apparently being provided to illegals (while our present military of legitimate citizens is layed-off and denied medical service) but if we went on about that, this article might get, well, a bit long.


See the rest at Gulag Bound

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FEDS READYING FOR EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

Obama calls it "immigration reform", I call it the nail in the coffin for what was once an America that was free, that governed by the rule of law and, oh yeah, had real Americans in charge, not the Father of all illegal immigrants. -W.E.

NBC

León Rodríguez, the new head of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), recalled how he was put on the “wait list” and eventually denied admission to Georgetown Law School, where he spoke Tuesday.
He tried to persuade the school’s officials to let him in and was told he was lucky to be on a wait list. The story is a metaphor for immigration policy, he said.
“What we do in immigration policy is decide who we want to admit to the U.S. and who we don’t,” he said.
Now Rodríguez is heading Citizenship and Immigration Services, a part of the Department of Homeland Security.
“Looking back Georgetown, would you have admitted me? Would you have had different policies?” he said to chuckles from an audience attending an immigration law and policy conference.
Rodríguez’s agency will be front and center once President Barack Obama announces the executive action he’ll take on immigration. Obama said he would take executive action after the elections but before the end of the year.
“We’re going to be ready,” Rodríguez said. “Our agency will be shouldering the primary responsibility for executing whatever it is.”
Rodríguez declined to elaborate when he was asked by a reporter to give more details on what types of preparations he is making.

OBAMA’S EBOLA CZAR THINKS THERE’S TOO MANY PEOPLE IN AFRICA

Did we really have any doubt that Obama would find another Van Jones, another Ron Bloom, another Cass Sustein, another leftist radical, another globalist with Agenda 21 on their minds?  -W.E.

DaveHodges

Administration hires another overpopulation fanatic

Klain’s role in overseeing the United States’ response to a virus that has killed thousands of Africans and threatens to infect up to 10,000 a week by December 1st is somewhat disconcerting given his views on overpopulation.
In a recent interview, Klain said the top leadership issue challenging the world today was “how to deal with the continuing growing population in the world” including “burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia.”
Critics have attacked Obama’s decision to appoint Klain as a political smokescreen, pointing out that the former Chief of Staff to Al Gore has no medical experience or expertise.

Although Klain is by no means championing Ebola as a means of reducing world population, other prominent individuals have done precisely that – most notably award-winning Texas scientist Dr. Erik Pianka, the UT professor who in 2006 advocated the use of weaponized airborne Ebola as a means of wiping out nine tenths of the earth’s population to save the planet from humanity’s wrath.
The Obama administration’s link to authoritarian ideas about population control was firmly established back in 2009 when it was revealed that White House science czar John P. Holdren had co-authored a 1977 book in which he advocated the formation of a “planetary regime” that would use a “global police force” to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children.
Many on the left continue to embrace hysteria about overpopulation, but the figures just don’t back up the hype.
The UN Population Division’s own figures show that by 2020, population is set to stabilize and then drop dramatically after 2050. In reality, underpopulation is going to be the real long term issue.
As the Economist reported, “Fertility is falling and families are shrinking in places— such as Brazil, Indonesia, and even parts of India—that people think of as teeming with children. As our briefing shows, the fertility rate of half the world is now 2.1 or less—the magic number that is consistent with a stable population and is usually called “the replacement rate of fertility”. Sometime between 2020 and 2050 the world’s fertility rate will fall below the global replacement rate.”

Monday, October 20, 2014

Barack Obama Flies E-L-A-L

AIM

President Barack Obama brings to mind the old joke about Israel’s airline, ELAL.
In the old days, people complained that E-L-A-L stood for “every landing always late.”
Today, ELAL usually flies on time, but the president who often speaks of “teachable moments” has shown himself a slow learner: E-L-A-L—“each lesson always late.”
When it comes to Muslim terrorists or other problems in the Middle East, President Obama is a very slow learner, and each “teachable moment” becomes an eternity as Obama argues with or ignores the facts:
  • For two years,  Obama largely waved off the problem of Islamic terrorists in Syria and Iraq knocking off major cities like dominoes, and he  began to focus on the problem after broadcasts of beheadings of Americans by the terrorists;
  • Three years ago, President Obama blithely dismissed the view of US generals who said the US  had to keep some forces in Iraq to prevent a vacuum that would be filled by terrorists and by Iranian influence. Even though the generals were proven right, Obama refuses to admit it;
  • A Muslim terrorist murdered 13 people at the Fort Hood army base in 2009, as he yelled “Allah is Great,” but Obama still calls the attack “workplace violence;”
  • Despite the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is the godfather of Al-Qaeda and other Sunni terror groups such as ISIL/ISIS (The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), Obama insisted on dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and opposing the Egyptian army leaders who wanted to depose them, even denying aid to the anti-terror military;
  • Obama believed that there was a good chance to make friends with  bloodthirsty Syrian leader Bashar Assad, and he sent an ambassador there—against the strong objections of Congress, but within months the Assad regime had begun killing thousands of its own citizens;
  • The President set forth  “red lines” against Syrian use of weapons of mass destruction, but when the Syrians ignored him, he believed that he could trust the assurances of Vladimir Putin—a well-known Russian peacemaker—that Syria would eventually destroy its own weapons;
  • When US intelligence and diplomats warned Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that terrorists aimed to attack US officials in Libya, Obama-Clinton again went into “denial of reality” mode, believing there was no threat, not doing their homework and subsequently covering up the truth.
  • When President Obama came into office, he demanded an Israeli freeze of housing construction in Jerusalem and the West Bank, assuming “settlements” were the “obstacle to peace,” but he actually succeeded in causing the most complete freeze in Israeli-Arab negotiations in 20 years, and the Palestinians escalated their military and diplomatic attacks on Israel.
  • When President Obama took office, he hoped to use his personal charm and rapport with Islam to win over Islamist Turkey and Islamist Iran, but he failed: Iran is racing to a nuclear bomb, and Islamist Turkey is working hard to hurt Israel, shooting Kurds and jailing its own liberal community. Somehow, Obama does not see it.
So why is President Barack such a slow learner? Can he really be so dumb?
Perhaps, the problem is more ideological and less intellectual. President Obama finds it hard to question, much less repudiate, the various nostrums of the “progressive” and “anti-hegemonic” Left that views any kind of tough US posture against Islamic terror or Islamist tyrants to be “colonialist.”
In his own way, Obama cruises the world scene still flying his version of E-L-A-L: Each Lesson Always Left. Is it any surprise that his Mid-East policies are crashing?

Beware of Marxist-Leninist Supporter Leon Panetta, World News (Video)


"His history is from the left, and we aren't talking mildly from the left.  We are talking about a history early on of him supporting Marxist/Leninist organizations, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, the giving away of the Panama Canal, etc., etc., etc.. Those are his roots."

TheJohnBirchSociety

Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama’s Deadly Ebola Lies

FrontPage

President Obama’s lies about the communicability of the truly terrifying Ebola virus are recklessly putting American lives at risk.
And yesterday Obama did the unthinkable: he cancelled a precious campaign fundraiser to address an issue of intense interest to the American people. At a photo-opportunity disguised as an emergency cabinet meeting the president did what he always does: he lied and lied and lied. 
“Here’s what we know about Ebola: That it is not like the flu,” Obama told his groupies in government and the media in reassuring tones.
“It is not airborne. The only way that a person can contract Ebola is by coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of somebody who is showing symptoms. In other words, if they don’t have symptoms, they’re not contagious.”
To demonstrate his fearlessness, Obama bragged about canoodling with health care professionals:
I want to use myself as an example just so that people have a sense of the science here. I shook hands with, hugged, and kissed not the doctors, but a couple of the nurses at Emory [University Hospital, where Ebola patients are treated] because of the valiant work that they did in treating one of the patients. They followed the protocols, they knew what they were doing, and I felt perfectly safe doing so. And so this is not a situation in which, like a flu, the risks of a rapid spread of the disease are imminent. If we do these protocols properly, if we follow the steps, if we get the information out, then the likelihood of widespread Ebola outbreaks in this country are very, very low.
The White House website repeats Obama’s lies: “You can only get the Ebola virus by direct contact with: Body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola; Objects contaminated with the virus; Infected animals.”
My Capital Research Center co-worker, Dr. Steven J. Allen, happens to be an expert on the Ebola virus and he says Obama is not telling the truth. Allen earned his Ph.D. in biodefense from George Mason University’s College of Science in 2007.
Although Ebola is indeed spread by means of body fluids there’s a catch.
“We don’t how long it can last on surfaces or as droplets in the air so when President Obama said earlier this month you can’t get it from sitting beside someone on a bus that was a total lie,” Allen said. “You can get the disease from such a small number of viral particles that logic says you can get it from someone coughing in your vicinity.” In other words, Ebola can spread through the air, contrary to Obama’s remarks. This helps to explain why health care professionals who value their lives wear hazmat suits that look like astronaut gear when dealing with Ebola-infected patients.
Allen offered a brief primer on Ebola. He explained that currently there are five main varieties of the Ebola virus, but not all five can infect humans. “What used to be called ‘Ebola Zaire’ is now just called Ebola,” he said. “When Ebola is unqualified it means Ebola Zaire.”
Ebola causes patients to bleed throughout their bodies, particularly as it attacks organs such as the liver and spleen and causes them to fail. Even if you survive an encounter with Ebola you can still end up with infertility, arthritis, and other problems related to organ failure.
Some Obama critics like Allen characterize the president’s behavior as examples of incompetence.
“It is Obama’s ideology that makes him incompetent,” Allen said. “Public health is supposed to be about fighting infectious disease and protecting people from environmental dangers. We have the Environmental Protection Agency to cover the environment and the Centers for Disease Control is supposed to be for infectious disease.”
“The Obama people, continuing a long-developing trend, have reinvented public health to mean control over personal behavior such as what you eat, whether you have guns in the house, whether you drive drunk,” Allen explained.
“Some of these concerns may be legitimate but the CDC is supposed to be dealing with infectious disease, not personal behavior. Anything else is mission creep and getting away from protecting us as was intended when the CDC was created.”
Truth-averse left-wingers have been shrieking for days that Republican lawmakers in Congress are somehow to blame for Obama’s Ebola outbreak because they supposedly cut its budget. It’s another lie.
“At $7 billion, the Centers for Disease Control 2014 budget is nearly 200 percent bigger now than it was in 2000,” according to investigative journalist Michelle Malkin. “Those evil, stingy Republicans actually approved CDC funding increases in January larger than what President Obama requested.”
Despite its massive budget, the CDC is barely responding to Ebola and the polio-like enterovirus D68 that was likely brought into the U.S. by the illegal Central American immigrants who have been fast-tracked across the southern border under the administration’s Democratic voter importation program. An aggressive response to these lethal viruses is out of the question because it might stigmatize or offend members of certain ethnic groups, after all.
Malkin aptly dubs the worse-than-useless CDC as “The Centers for Everything But Disease Control.” In her words the CDC is a “power-hungry busybody brigade of politicized blame-mongers.” She’s right.
In the Obama era the CDC has pushed a dizzying array of social-engineering proposals that have nothing to do with disease. These nanny state initiatives include a federal universal motorcycle helmet law, a study of video games and television violence, a “national action plan” to prevent accidents in children’s playgrounds, and studies and campaigns “promoting positive community norms” and “safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNRs)” in homes and schools.
But actual success in the real world is of secondary importance to leftists. Only intentions count.
Obama praised several officials including Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco and his perpetually bungling CDC Director Tom Frieden, who has been busy more or less full-time in recent weeks issuing clarifications of his infelicitous, inaccurate statements from the previous day.
Obama said the officials have done an “outstanding job” so far, but that with flu season upon us and Department of Homeland Security officials also working on combatting ISIS, “they also are responsible for a whole bunch of other stuff.”
Despite all the fabulous work Frieden, who used to labor for then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on vital projects like limiting the size of soda pop servings, Obama is warming to the idea of appointing an “Ebola czar” to coordinate the government’s response to the crisis that his boneheaded policies have created.
Frieden has been coming under increasingly heavy political fire in recent days. It doesn’t help that he has no idea what he’s doing, Allen said.
“The problem with Frieden is he is a prohibitionist zealot who is clueless about the threat we are currently facing. He has no expertise in public health as properly understood.”
Obama may jettison Frieden to reduce the growing political heat he has been feeling as result of the Ebola crisis he has caused.
“It may make sense for us to have one person … so that after this initial surge of activity, we can have a more regular process just to make sure that we’re crossing all the T’s and dotting all the I’s going forward,” Obama said.
Although quarantining infectious patients has been practiced with impressive results ever since the invention of medical science, Obama refuses to halt travel to the U.S. from Ebola-afflicted parts of the world, even from Ebola-devastated Liberia, home of the patient who recently succumbed to the disease at a Texas hospital.
Defying common sense, Obama says a “flat-out travel ban is not the way to go.”
Critics point to Obama’s stubborn refusal to stop residents of Liberia and other affected countries from visiting the U.S. as incompetence or a lack of leadership.
This criticism may be unfair. Obama is more likely acting out of principle.
Obama’s neo-Marxist, identity politics-infused worldview holds that America is an imperial power that has victimized other nations merely by being wealthy and powerful. Meanwhile, Obama romanticizes backward countries like those former colonies in Ebola-rich West Africa and views imposing a travel ban on their citizens as adding insult to the grievous injuries that the perpetually guilty United States has inflicted on them.
The president has no compunction putting American lives at risk and subordinating their interests to those of West Africans.
Obama seems to forget that his chief duty under the Constitution is to protect the American people.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Virginia Congressman Defends Funding Hamas-Backed Unity Government

STANDING FIRM: U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D- Va., defended U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority, despite the fact that the authority includes members of Hamas, a group the U.S. says is a terror organization.
WatchDog

By Paul Miller

TYSONS CORNER, Va. — In the ongoing battle to deprive Mideast terrorists of financial support, one member of Congress vows he’ll make sure at least one group of violent extremists gets cash from U.S. taxpayers
U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, D- Va., defended U.S. funding of the Palestinian Authority, despite the fact that the authority includes members of Hamas, a group the U.S. says is a terror organization.
Connolly’s remarks, at a Sept. 28 Arab American Candidates Night forum, emphasized his determination to fight House of Representatives colleagues who might block the funding.
“When there are voices calling for the defunding of the Palestinian Authority, I oppose them, publicly,” Connolly said. “In fact I signed a letter signed by Congressman David Price of North Carolina, also signed by Jim (Moran D- Va.), that said we are not going to defund the Palestinian Authority. That would guarantee an explosion in an already volatile situation. When there was a motion to close the Palestinian Authority office here in Washington or let it just be in New York, I opposed it and said it would be a terrible blow to diplomacy and not in U.S. interest let alone Palestine’s interest.”
“Gerry Connolly’s remarks are very troubling,” said Noah Silverman, Republican Jewish Coalition Congressional Affairs Director. “A vow to support taxpayer funding for a Palestinian government that includes Hamas demonstrates reckless indifference to our ally Israel and a disregard for U.S. law, which forbids aid to such a government.”
Connolly’s Republican challenger in November, Suzanne Scholte, posted the audio clip on her YouTube page of the congressman defending his position.



In a news release Tuesday, she said, “We also need to destroy terrorists not fund them.”
“Sending money to Hamas is reckless and hurts Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East – while destabilizing the entire region by legitimizing a terrorist group with U.S. dollars,” Scholte said in the news release.  During his speech, Connolly also addressed the Egyptian military coup that ousted the Mohammed Morsi-led Muslim Brotherhood government. 
“I was the only member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who spoke out against the Egyptian military after the coup because they overthrew a democratically elected government whether we like it or not.” Connolly said. “Either the United States supports democracy or we don’t. And even though our government may not like the Muslim Brotherhood, I may not like the Muslim Brotherhood, that government did not mow down thousands of their fellow citizens in the streets of Cairo.”
“Defending and tolerating Morsi’s actions shows how radical Connolly has become on foreign policy, said Scholte. “America needs to defend those persecuted in Egypt, not the persecutors.”
In an interview with Watchdog.org’s Virginia bureau, Scholte said, “Since being elected to Congress, Gerry Connolly has become more and more out of touch with his constituents while becoming more and more radical in his positions.  It is the reason he stopped having town hall meetings years ago as his extremist views on foreign policy are completely at odds with Northern Virginia, one of the most educated and diverse areas in the nation.”
Connolly’s congressional office and campaign did not respond to phone call and email requests for comment.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Report: 4 Islamic Terrorists Found in Texas in Last 36 hours

WND

A noted Washington watchdog organization on Wednesday said four “Islamic terrorists” have been caught in Texas after coming into the U.S. across the Mexican border in just the last 36 hours.
Judicial Watch announced its sources within the Department of Homeland Security say the arrests were made by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
The announcement came only hours after a member of Congress, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., disclosed in a TV interview that jihadists with the Middle Eastern group ISIS have been caught coming into the U.S. from Mexico.
He said his information came from the Border Patrol.
“They were caught at the border … therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border,” he said. “If they catch five or 10 of them, we know there are dozens more that did not get caught.”
Judicial Watch said it confirmed its information after Hunter, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, was interviewed by the Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren.
Hunter said that if the administration really wants to protect Americans from ISIS, it needs to secure the southern border.
“It’s that simple. ISIS doesn’t have a navy, they don’t have an air force, they don’t have nuclear weapons,” he said. “The only way that ISIS is going to harm Americans is by coming in through the southern border – which they already have.
“They aren’t flying B-1 bombers, bombing American cities, but they are going to be bombing American cities coming across from Mexico,” he said.
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WND reported the Department of Homeland Security, which claims there is not an imminent danger of ISIS breaching the nation’s southern border, has nevertheless confirmed ISIS may be thinking about making such a move.
Francis Taylor, the undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, provided that assessment to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee at a congressional hearing, Bloomberg News reported.
“There have been Twitter and social media exchanges among ISIL (ISIS) adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” Taylor said.
Taylor said ISIS “doesn’t pose an immediate threat” to the homeland, but the jihadist organization, which claims to have established a caliphate ruled by Islamic law, can attack American targets overseas without warning, the Associated Press reported.
Taylor explained during the hearing that ISIS has “capabilities” that most jihadist groups lack.
Taylor’s warning was echoed by Nicholas Rasmussen, the deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center, who said there already have been attacks in France and Belgium by former ISIS fighters.
WND reported earlier that Judicial Watch warned there was an ISIS presence in Mexico, just across the border from Texas.
The warning was followed by an increase in security imposed at Fort Bliss, Texas.
“It’s a significant issue when this is done,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin said of the higher security measures at Fort Bliss, which is just across the border from Juarez, Mexico
“That means they’re getting a threat stream. Fort Bliss had to have a clear and present threat,” said the former Delta Force commander, who also was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence for four years.
Fort Bliss spokesman Lt. Col. Lee Peters said that based on Department of Defense “guidance from recent nationwide incidents, and our own internal assessments coupled with recent media reporting, we decided to implement increased security measures on Bliss.”
“These changes are not as a result of a specific threat but rather to simply get prudent security measures in place to protect our military, employees and visitors,” the statement said.
The move was made shortly after Judicial Watch said Islamic terrorist groups are “operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.”
The report said high-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.
“Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.”
The organization said the sources “reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.”
The report said commanders at Fort Bliss were briefed.
The online news source Policy.Mic said: “Forget immigration: The Islamic State may be the best reason yet to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.”
The report noted that Texas Gov. Rick Perry had warned a Heritage Foundation audience weeks ago that ISIS militants “may have already slipped across the Mexican border.”
While he said there was no clear evidence then of terrorists being in the U.S., Perry said, “I think there is the obvious, great concern that – because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across – that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be.”
One Texas sheriff said he wasn’t really worried about it.
“If there are ISIS fighters that may already be in the United States, or in your area who’ve crossed the border, what’s your message to them?” CNN’s Don Lemon asked Midland County Sheriff, Gary Painter.
“If they rear their ugly heads, we’ll send them to hell,” Painter said