“Martial Law Now in Effect” signs have been spotted in a three truck convoy on Illinois highways, and you can read all about it on a YouTube video that has already had 1/2 million hits! (1) “You wouldn’t believe what I’ve got in the back of this truck” a young trucking employee allegedly is telling anyone who will listen to him.
Modern Society Must Do Away With Privacy / WaPo Explains the Surveillance State / Death by Methodological Individualism – gmail.com – Gmail
Think of government as a stern father or an understanding confessor. Reveal your most intimate secrets. It won\’t hurt. And it will help to forget that governments slaughtered something like 200 million people in the 20th century.
We\’re well on our way to comprehensive authoritarianism throughout the West, and yet still the world\’s bankers launch their promotional memes.
(Before It\’s News)
“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” ~ Barack Hussein Obama
The US military is handing over leftover equipment from the Iraq conflict to police under a military surplus program. Civil liberties groups have criticized the initiative as unnecessary and a move toward the militarization of American law enforcement.
(Before It\’s News)
Many people have noticed that several of the local police officers, particularly the younger ones are more gruff, rude and even abusive as compared to the past.
Many veteran officers attribute the shift towards DHS’ training of local police which focuses on teaching the police that the public is their enemy as opposed to the traditional view that teaches that the local population and the police are partners in keeping the community safe.
Whatever happened to the friendly neighborhood cop who walked a beat, was well-known and respected by the local residents and was seen as the protector of the neighborhood? Far too often, that cop has been replaced by thugs wearing camouflage, bank robber type black ski masks who are armed with automatic weapons and sometimes even break down the doors of people who are innocent.
A Long-Term Trend Towards the Militarization of the Local Police
Americans have long maintained that a man’s home is his castle and that he has the right to stand his ground in defending his property from dangerous interlopers.
Unfortunately, the right to defend one’s own home may be disappearing. America has become SWAT team happy. America has seen a disturbing trend towards militarization of its local civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and very disturbing rise in the use of paramilitary police units being used for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the home. However, anyone can be SWAT-teamed, even those who default on their student loans have been SWAT-teamed.
Since 9/11, and the subsequent militarization of the police by the Department of Homeland Security, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by US police officers. The civilian death rate is nearly equal to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq. In fact, you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.
Salt Lake City: The Federalization of Our Police
ABC News Uncovers Obama Admin Has Flooded America With Islamic Terrorists Disguised As Iraqi Refugees | Terrorism
(Before It\’s News)
On August 8, 2013 NTEB News warned you of the plan by the Obama Administration to sneak into the country scores of highly-trained Muslim terrorists disguised as refugees from war-torn Iraq and Syria. Today, ABC News confirms that this has happened exactly as we warned you it would.
ABC News: Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the United States as war refugees, according to FBI agents investigating the remnants of roadside bombs recovered from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Total Collapse… “Martial Law and the Economy: Is Homeland Security Preparing for the Next Wall Street Collapse?”
by TheTotalCollapse.com on October 7, 2013
Reports are that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is engaged in a massive, covert military buildup.
An article in the Associated Press in February confirmed an open purchase order by DHS for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. According to an op-ed in Forbes, that’s enough to sustain an Iraq-sized war for over twenty years. DHS has also acquired heavily armored tanks, which have been seen roaming the streets.
Evidently somebody in government is expecting some serious civil unrest. The question is, why?
Old America is gone
blueyandcurlys blog ^ | 2/20/2013 | Rabbi Steven Pruzansky
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 11:29:59 AM by Varmint Al
…snip… The takers outnumber the givers, and that will only increase in years to come. The “Occupy” riots across this country in the last two years were mere dress rehearsals for what lies ahead – years of unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful who want to seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the slow pace of redistribution. If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back.
Guess Where Those Chemical Weapons Came From, Mr. President
Canada Free Press ^ | 9-12-13 | Doug Patton
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 11:25:30 AM by afraidfortherepublic
On September 11, 2001, I wrote a column entitled “Now We Know How Israel Feels.”
After all, he [the community organizer in the White House] doesn’t even seem to know where those chemical weapons in Syria came from in the first place. Ironically, at least some of them came from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. They were part of those weapons of mass destruction we never found.
Military Revolts Against Obama
Attack On SyriaInvestors.com ^ | September 6, 2013 | EditorialPosted on Friday, September 06, 2013 8:10:34 PM by jazusamoMideast:
The administration’s planned strike on Syria is increasingly opposed by many in a U.S. military coping with the scars of two long wars, a rapidly shrinking budget and soldiers saying we’re “tired, stretched thin and broke.”That sentiment was expressed by an active-duty soldier with a rank of Sergeant First Class in an email to Rep. Justin Amash.
The Michigan Republican has been receiving, compiling and tweeting emails from current and former service members now being asked to commit to an ill-defined mission with an unclear goal in support of rebels mostly linked to al-Qaida and other unfriendly interests.”The message I consistently hear: Please vote no on military action against Syria,” Amash tweeted.
by Johnny Punish Over the last two days, we have watched a new reality show on TV featuring every clown in the closet. It was better than that ole Love Boat back in the 80s when every has-been-2-bit actor would show up to get 15 seconds of face time.
Personally, I love the ATTACK SYRIA TV SHOW!U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was masterful as the protagonist. His performance Academy Award quality.Designed for the U.S. public consumption, broadcasted worldwide, and brought to you by the NWO, the production was first rate. It even had the lovely “red hand” protestors who made today’s testimony by Kerry even more entertaining.
Must See TV!Clearly, the NWO is on!Red Hand Protesters at today’s Hearing on Attacking Iraq! Opps! I mean SyriaRed Hand Protesters at today’s Hearing on Attacking Iraq! Opps! I mean SyriaThe TV show program designed to move the polls from negative to neutral is working slowly as Americans get dragged into the fray begrudgingly gritting their teeth to raise that freedom flag like we are the only ones who can save the world even though they know it’s bullshit.
But here we go!Now, we’re not there yet so don’t get all hot and bothered! The actors still have 1 or 2 more weeks to get the Sheeple off their isolationist couches and back to the field of battle. So hold on to your remotes people cause this TV show has more episodes to come and who knows what will happen. I am thinking there might a cliffhanger JR Ewing style…like who shot Assad?Now even though the chemical weapons sales pitch does not pass the validity test, I don’t think they care do you?
The Robert Taft Republicans Return… “At town hall meetings in their districts, the congressman reports, House Republicans are hearing “an isolationist message.” It’s not America’s war. The evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons is ambiguous, maybe cooked. There isn’t a compelling national interest to intervene. “
The Robert Taft Republicans Return
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:52:20 PM by nuconvert
The Robert Taft Republicans Return – Isolationism has never served the interests of America, or the GOP.
‘We’ll be lucky to get 80 Republicans out of 230.” That’s an astute GOP congressman’s best guess for how his caucus now stands on the vote to authorize military force against Syria.
“It is a complete humiliation for the Obama administration,” Krauthammer said on Fox News. “Forget about the merits of what Obama wants to do which I think it’s a bad idea. But let’s assume it’s a good idea. This involves the elementary conduct of international diplomacy, trying to get some allies aboard so you don’t act unilaterally.
“So who’s the main ally in the world who’s been with us in every trench for the last 100 years? The British. And now the British have voted against us,” Krauthammer continued. “The other supposed ally was the French, President Hollande, and now he’s saying we got to wait for the report from the U.N. inspectors which will be early next week.”
(Col Sellin) ~ How to take down the Obama Administration and restore the Constitution by Lawrence Sellin
In military operations, the enemy’s “center of gravity” is defined in JP 1-02 as “the source of power that provides moral or physical strength, freedom of action, or will to act.” It can also be a source of weakness and provide a point of attack.
Obama is the center of gravity for a corrupt political system. His center of gravity is transparency or, in this case, the lack thereof.
Paraphrasing “Counterinsurgency” (FM 3-24), the ability to generate and sustain popular support, or at least acquiescence and tolerance, has been the sine qua non of Obama’s political survival. Support or tolerance is often generated using intimidation and coercion of the populace. In these cases, even if people do not favor Obama, they are forced to tolerate him or provide support.
State Dept. ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ Posters for Islamic Civil War… “US has a foreign policy seen by many as only being tough half a world and a drone strike away”
By Judi McLeod Tuesday, August 13, 2013
President Barack Obama has resurrected ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ posters in his astroturfed fight against al Qaeda. But rather than displaying them on the walls down at the local post office, this ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ poster is boldly displayed on the website of the U.S. State Department.
The ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ poster appeared on the State Dept. website on the very day the Obamas departed for their Martha’s Vineyard holiday, but not to worry buzz about Bo flying on is own separate plane was destined to pick up the slack.
“The United States has offered a $10 million reward for information that helps authorities kill or capture Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” was the message that appeared on the State Dept. website, August 10, 2013.
(Col Sellin) ~ There is only one way to stop Hillary Clinton… By Lawrence Sellin… “If current political trends continue, there are two inescapable outcomes: Hillary Clinton will be elected President in 2016 and, by the end of her eight years in office, the United States will no longer exist.”
There is only one way to stop Hillary Clinton
By Lawrence Sellin
If current political trends continue, there are two inescapable outcomes: Hillary Clinton will be elected President in 2016 and, by the end of her eight years in office, the United States will no longer exist.
The Democrat electoral juggernaut cannot be stopped for two reasons.
First, the Democrats seem to have perfected the art of voter fraud and it may now be considered an integral component of their national campaign strategy. The results of the 2012 election suggest that massive voter fraud is not required. Selective alteration of the count in specific precincts of large swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida would be enough. That might help explain why Democrats, especially Hillary Clinton are vehemently opposed to voter ID requirements.
In parallel, the mainstream media will censor or manipulate the news in order to promote Hillary’s political ambitions, even at the expense of their own journalistic integrity and the well-being of the country.
11/23/2010 03:01 AM
Not long after I left Afghanistan in September 2010, a young Lieutenant and a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point wrote to me concerned that the Army has yet to grasp all of the elements of leadership needed for the challenges of the 21st century. She wrote:
“I think that there are serious problems with the culture of Army leadership: close-mindedness, careerism, an aversion to innovation or creativity born of the fallacy that everything can fit into a step-by-step procedure, and a task-oriented mindset that creates an atmosphere of anti-intellectualism…and not only those who can think, but those who possess the moral courage to stand up for the hard truths that their bosses are unwilling to accept. I think this is going to be especially important as we transition away from Iraq and Afghanistan and attempt to prepare for unknown future conflicts.”
Down With the Presidency –… “The presidency must be destroyed. It is the primary evil we face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national wealth and starts unjust wars against foreign peoples that have never done us any harm. It wrecks our families, tramples on our rights, invades our communities, and spies on our bank accounts. It skews the culture towards decadence and trash. It tells lie after lie. Teachers used to tell schools kids that anyone can be president. This is like saying anyone can go to Hell. It’s not an inspiration; it’s a threat. The presidency — by which I mean the executive state — is the sum total of American tyranny. The other branches of government, including the presidentially appointed Supreme Court, are mere adjuncts. The presidency insists on complete devotion and humble submission to its dictates, even while its steals the products of our labor and drives us into economic ruin. It centralizes all power unto itself, and crowds out all competing centers of power in society, including the church, the family, the business, the charity, and the community. I’ll go further. The U.S. presidency is the world’s leading evil. It… “
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The presidency must be destroyed. It is the primary evil we face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national wealth and starts unjust wars against foreign peoples that have never done us any harm. It wrecks our families, tramples on our rights, invades our communities, and spies on our bank accounts. It skews the culture towards decadence and trash. It tells lie after lie. Teachers used to tell schools kids that anyone can be president. This is like saying anyone can go to Hell. It’s not an inspiration; it’s a threat.
Col David Hackworth Ret Calls Rumsfeld An ‘Asshole’ The War According To David Hackworth… “”Pistols suck,” wrote one soldier. “Bring and use every weapon. Shotguns are great at close ranges.” At a time when soldiers have been disciplined for griping to the media, Hackworth is providing a fascinating outlet for what they’re really experiencing. Among the more evocative messages:”
…..Retired U.S. Army Col. David Hackworth is a cocky American military commander who for half a century was at the front lines of the Army’s most important battles. Most recently, though, Hackworth has been at the front lines of a domestic war: the debate over U.S. military strategy in Iraq, and whether the Bush administration planned well enough to achieve a decisive military victory and keep the postwar peace.
Hackworth was everywhere on cable television during the first days of the war, when early military setbacks convinced him and other retired military leaders that the administration, whose backers sold the conflict as a “cakewalk,” hadn’t sent enough troops to quell Iraqi resistance. He wrote a widely quoted column headlined “Stuck in the Quicksand” in early April — just as the tide seemed to turn and the pace of victory picked up again.
The Military Junta Is Seizing Control –….. “Thomas Jefferson or John McCain? John Adams or Lindsey Graham? Alfred Mahan or Smedley Butler? The Pentagon or the ocean? Which one is better for defense?”
By Laurence M. Vance
July 31, 2013
The preamble to the Constitution states that one of the reasons it was ordained and established was to help provide for the common defense. Of the eighteen paragraphs in article I, section 8, of the Constitution, six of them relate in some way to the war, the military, or the militia.
The budgets passed earlier this year by the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-controlled Senate each called for spending about $6 trillion on national defense over the next ten years. This is even though, according to Treasury Department data, “Over the past ten fiscal years, inflation-adjusted Defense Department spending has increased by approximately 54 percent.”
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
(Every effort was made to censor this story.)
It is a mistake to look on what has become endless wars, first centering in the Middle East, as struggles over religion, political theories, sectarian struggles or post-colonial realignments. Each hypothesis fails.
Increasingly, intelligence analysts are agreeing on one thing, there is clear evidence of “game theory/chaos theory” with one clear purpose, to reduce populations in specific areas where key resources are in abundance.
The first hard evidence hit with the discoveries of Dr. Chris Busby, researching the effects of depleted uranium use in the Fallujah region of Iraq. It took several years to get access to the area. There was a reason.
How did it ever come down to abandoning peace keeping and accepting law enforcement by any means? Even the New York Times expresses alarm in, When the Police Go Military.
“The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 generally bars the military from law enforcement activities within the United States. But today, some local and city police forces have rendered the law rather moot. They have tanks – yes, tanks, often from military surplus, for use in hostage situations or drug raids – not to mention the sort of equipment and training one would need to deter a Mumbai-style guerrilla assault.”
World Net Daily offers a sad chronicle in the essay, The growing militarization of U.S. police.
TSA agents who can’t tell a hero from a terrorist: wounded Iraq veteran marine treated ‘shamefully’
ukmail ^ | 7 9 13
Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:22:46 AM by InvisibleChurch
A wounded war veteran has described the moment security agents treated him like a ‘terrorist’ on a recent trip to California because he couldn’t raise his injured right arm in a full-body scanner and his dress uniform contained ‘too much metal.’
Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was awarded a Purple Heart after he almost died in 2004 from an injury incurred from a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq. The brave soldier recently traveled to Sacramento, California to receive another award as his district’s veteran of the year.
By Judi McLeod Saturday, June 8, 2013
In order to deliver on the Fundamental Transformation of America, President Barack Obama must first smash to smithereens the image of America as World Superpower.
That’s why he’s been spending so much of his time gutting the military.
Parachuted into power by archenemies of the USA, Obama holds a special disdain for American military forces, going so far as to replace them with his own private one. The bodies of approximately 1,541 soldiers were returned home under flag-draped coffins on Obama’s watch. That’s in part because Obama has continued to send American troops into theaters of war booby-trapped by lax rules of engagement where the only tragic outcome is their own maiming and death.
The image of the American soldier as sentinel has long been cherished world wide.
By gutting the military, Obama achieves his coveted, single-minded goal of shredding America’s long standing image as World Superpower.
Operation Vigilant Eagle: Obama Targets Vets In War On Free Speech… “Obama’s war on our fundamental rights is devastating. The enemedia performs like state-run media and covers for this incredible rout. It is shocking. And in all of these grotesque anti-American maneuvers, Obama and his thugs are always using Orwellian language. ‘Operation Vigilant Eagle’ criminalizes free speech and targets our nation’s best — our vets.”
Operation Vigilant Eagle: Obama Targets Vets In War On Free Speech
Freedom Outpost ^ | May 27, 2013 | Pamela Geller
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 10:34:26 AM by EXCH54FE
Obama’s war on our fundamental rights is devastating. The enemedia performs like state-run media and covers for this incredible rout. It is shocking. And in all of these grotesque anti-American maneuvers, Obama and his thugs are always using Orwellian language. ‘Operation Vigilant Eagle’ criminalizes free speech and targets our nation’s best — our vets.
Veterans are being singled out and arrested and labelled as mentally sick for criticizing Obama. Obama created this to stop criticism of him and his administration.
Today at NewsWithViews.TV
I thought Jason Collins was Gay?: At least that is what all of the media reports have been. Yet we find out that this professional basketball player has been in a 7 year relationship with a woman. Gee, he must be a good actor to fool a woman into believing he loved her. Perhaps he likes both, but just prefers men. Would that make his sexual proclivities a choice?……
–With Coach Dave Daubenmire
Afghanistan: gut check on what we are doing to ourselves
Every single one of our “kids” that died in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan—died for nothing but money by mega-corporations. I am astounded how the American Military Industrial Complex can manipulate the American people like sheep to follow their propaganda for 10 friggin’ long years of lying to us. Back when I attended college during Vietnam, we marched in the streets to “Stop the war…..
by Frosty Wooldridge
The Islamic plan to conquer the U.S. — not by terrorist acts, but by stealth….. “Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century. ” | Opinion – Conservative
(Before It’s News)
The Islamic plan to conquer the U.S. — not by terrorist acts, but by stealth JIHAD WATCH
Stealth Jihad has been chosen as a Main Selection of the Conservative Book Club. Here is the CBC’s review of the book:
There hasn’t been a terrorist attack on U.S.soil since 9/11, and Al-Qaeda is on the run in Iraq — and yet the terrorist threat is far from over. In fact, it’s more severe than ever: in our country Islamic jihad groups and their allies are concentrating not solely on terror attacks (although another one of those could come any moment), but on stealthy efforts to introduce Islamic law into this country, step-by-step and bit-by-bit — until finally America is transformed into an Islamic state. While the stealth jihadists may never attain this goal, they are already eroding our freedoms as they demand ever more accommodation of Islamic principles and practices — and politically correct public officials are only too happy to oblige.
The rise and fall of a military blogger….. “They want sheep. … If I can’t be honest and open, I won’t write at all.”… ~ “(Gunny G Note: Same Soldier, “Rudely Displaying Rifle…” | )Army Times | armytimes.com
Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham is not the type to shy away from a fight.
Where the average life expectancy of a blog is said to be less than three months, Grisham’s has survived for six years.But he says he has had enough.”Blogging is no longer worth the trouble,” Grisham recently wrote on his blog, A Soldier’s Perspective, under the headline “ASP Closed for Business.”
Assigned to a military intelligence company at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Grisham’s in-your-face opinions have won him a loyal following but also earned the scorn of his superiors, who contend he violated military limits about what troops can say on certain topics.
Democrat storm troopers find Gadsden flag “offensive” order veterans: take it down and hand it over « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Democrats love to flex their political muscles in the faces of anyone, but they take special pleasure in rubbing the noses of conservatives in the dirt. They are nasty lowlifes after all.
Recently the Democrats of the City Council of New Rochelle New York, a Big Apple bedroom community, decided that the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association could not fly a Gadsden flag (known more widely as the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag) in front of the town’s armory. One of the five skunks who voted to take this action cried that the flag which is a symbol of pride to actual patriotic Americans was “offensive” to him.
David Koresh’s Revenge: Waco and 20 Years of State Terror by Anthony Gregory… “Twenty years ago, Waco showed Americans the truth about law enforcement, the U.S. government, and the state itself”
…..About once a day police kill an American, but it’s often a criminal and no one cares, or at least a marginalized person like the homeless Kelly Thomas, beaten in July 2011 by five officers in Southern California, dying of complications five days later.
Or they are veterans like Jose Guerena, at whom Tuscon police fired 71 rounds in the middle of the night in May 2011 – innocent of any crime, just in his own house at the wrong time. The state saves most of its killing for abroad, where killing is its very policy.
And now, thanks to the war on terror, Obama calls America his battlefield and the world his jurisdiction. He has made it official doctrine that the president can order anyone’s death unilaterally.
During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1987, Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan. As Inouye stated, “The uniform code makes it abundantly clear that it must be the Lawful orders of a superior officer. In fact it says, ‘Members of the military have an obligation to disobey unlawful orders.’
This principle was considered so important that we-we, the government of the United States, proposed that it be internationally applied in the Nuremberg trials.” (Bill Moyers, “The Secret Government”, Seven Locks Press; also in the PBS 1987 documentary, “The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis”)
Senator Inouye was referring to the Nuremberg trials in the post WW II era, when the U.S. tried Nazi war criminals and did not allow them to use the reason or excuse that they were only “following orders” as a defense for their war crimes which resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent men, women, and children. “In 1953, the Department of Defense adopted the principles of the Nuremberg Code as official policy” of the United States. (Hasting Center Report, March-April 1991)
Posted on Tuesday, April 02, 2013 3:05:39 PM by rightwingintelligentsia
Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard.
But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water.
The 22-Year Bush War of Aggression on Iraq… “a President Ron Paul have handled the collapse of the Soviet Union? Given that any threats or perceived threats from overseas had vanished overnight, Ron Paul would have closed all the overseas U.S. military bases that existed then, including all the European and Asian bases and other foreign U.S. governmental apparatus. He would have brought all U.S. troops home, and many of them…” by Scott Lazarowitz
In January 1991, then-President George H.W. Bush started the war on Iraq, and imposed sanctions and no-fly zones, which were continued by President Bill Clinton throughout the 1990s. By 2001, hundreds of thousands of civilian Iraqi deaths were wrought by the U.S. government and the UN, and there was widespread anti-American anger felt by many in the Middle East.
Here is a brief review of what led up to the elder President Bush’s 1991 war on Iraq:
In 1990, Iraq and its leader, Saddam Hussein, were engaged in disputes with Kuwait. Iraq believed that Kuwait was siphoning Iraq’s oil via horizontal drilling, and Iraq also believed that Kuwait’s own oil production was above OPEC quotas which allegedly effected in lower oil profits for Iraq.
Iraq War Hero With Brain Injury Is First Man Charged Under NY Safe Act (Video)… “Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War hero who, despite a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that destroyed his vehicle back in 2006, was able to lead other wounded Marines through a minefield to safety, was the first person charged in violation of the New York State Safe Act.”
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:13:28 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War hero who, despite a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that destroyed his vehicle back in 2006, was able to lead other wounded Marines through a minefield to safety, was the first person charged in violation of the New York State Safe Act.
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Iraq War hero Benjamin Wassell faces seven years in prison for the violation.
Wassell pleaded not guilty today. Guns.com reported:
Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War veteran, was charged with twice selling newly banned military-style ‘assault’ weapons and standard-capacity magazines to an undercover police officer as part of a sting operation conducted by State Police and the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Buffalo News reported.
Rand Paul’s anti-interventionism… “There is a fear among John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who favor an interventionist foreign policy…They’re worried that Rand Paul’s diatribe on drones really means that Rand Paul wants to bring the military home and not use it unless we’re attacked, He doesn’t like it being used in an intervention. This is what they fear. “
Rand Paul‘s anti-interventionismChina.org ^ | March 19, 2013 | Zhao JinglunPosted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:01:19 PM by Colonel Kangaroo
Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, filibustered the Senate vote on confirming John Brennan to be CIA director, because he was against the drone war in general and the targeted assassination of American citizens in the US in particular.
He failed. Brennan became CIA director. But his filibuster was called “historic” by Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo, who quotes a talk show host at length:
“There is a fear among John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who favor an interventionist foreign policy. Think of the neocons. Think of going into Iraq and not just securing Iraq, but building a democracy.
Nation building, if you will. Think of the outbreak of the Arab Spring and the people on our side who thought, ‘Wow, this is wonderful. This is the outbreak of American democracy,’ when it wasn’t.
It was the exact opposite. Rand Paul, they’re asking themselves, is he his father’s Ron Paul son or is he on his own here?
They’re worried that Rand Paul’s diatribe on drones really means that Rand Paul wants to bring the military home and not use it unless we’re attacked, He doesn’t like it being used in an intervention. This is what they fear. And as he succeeds in making a connection with the America people, they’re worried, the neocons are worried that they are being undermined by this.”That was from none other than Rush Limbaugh, who used to call critics of American foreign policy “appeasement”, “anti-American”, “cheese-eating surrender monkey“.
A Duty to Disobey All Unlawful Orders… “…Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan. As Inouye stated…” » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
The Uniform Code of Military Justice UCMJ 809.ART.90 20, makes it clear that military personnel need to obey the “lawful command of his superior officer,” 891.ART.91 2, the “lawful order of a warrant officer”, 892.ART.92 1 the “lawful general order”, 892.ART.92 2 “lawful order”.
In each case, military personnel have an obligation and a duty to only obey Lawful orders and indeed have an obligation to disobey Unlawful orders, including orders by the president that do not comply with the UCMJ. The moral and legal obligation is to the U.S. Constitution and not to those who would issue unlawful orders, especially if those orders are in direct violation of the Constitution and the UCMJ.
During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1987, Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, a decorated World War II veteran and hero, told Lt. Col. Oliver North that North was breaking his oath when he blindly followed the commands of Ronald Reagan. As Inouye stated, “The uniform code makes it abundantly clear that it must be the Lawful orders of a superior officer.
The Secret Document That Set Obama’s Middle East Policy
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:49:25 PM by arthurus
“We have to confront is violent extremism in all of its forms.… America is not — and never will be — at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security — because we reject the same thing that people of all faiths reject: the killing of innocent men, women, and children. And it is my first duty as president to protect the American people.” –President Barack Obama, Cairo, June 2009
1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation
Forbes ^ | 3/11/2013 | Ralph Benko
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 11:30:45 AM by LucianOfSamasota
The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, to far too little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.
As elsewhere reported, much of this purchase order is for rounds forbidden by international law for use in war plus a frightening amount specialized for snipers.
Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending fewer than 6 million rounds a month. 1.6 billion rounds, therefore, would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.
Down With the Presidency
The modern institution of the presidency is the primary political evil Americans face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national wealth and starts unjust wars against foreign peoples that have never done us any harm. It wrecks our families, tramples on our rights, invades our communities, and spies on our bank accounts. It skews the culture toward decadence and trash. It tells lie after lie. Teachers used to tell school kids that anyone can be president.
This is like saying anyone can go to Hell. It’s not an inspiration; it’s a threat. The presidency – by which I mean the executive State – is the sum total of American tyranny. The other branches of government, including the presidentially appointed Supreme Court, are mere adjuncts.
The presidency insists on complete devotion and humble submission to its dictates, even while it steals the products of our labor and drives us into economic ruin. It centralizes all power unto itself, and crowds out all competing centers of power in society, including the church, the family, business, charity, and the community. I’ll go further. The US presidency is the world’s leading evil. It is the chief mischief-maker in every part of the globe, the leading wrecker of nations, the usurer behind Third-World debt, the bailer-out of corrupt governments, the hand in many dictatorial gloves, the sponsor and sustainer of the New World Order, of wars, interstate and civil, of famine and disease.
To see the evils caused by the presidency, look no further than Iraq or Serbia, where the lives of innocents were snuffed out in pointless wars, where bombing was designed to destroy civilian infrastructure and cause disease, and where women, children, and the aged have been denied essential food and medicine because of a cruel embargo. Look at the human toll taken by the presidency, from Dresden and Hiroshima to Waco and Ruby Ridge, and you see a prime practitioner of murder by government.
The View from Abroad
The World is not Billy Bob’s Rib Pit
March 10, 2013
TSA I bet this won’t surprise you.
The United States is the most hated country in the world, followed closely by Israel, and then by nobody. Wny? Why not Ecuador? China? Russia? East Timor? The hostility puzzles many Americans, who genuinely believe their country to be a force for good, a pillar of democracy, a defender of human rights.
To the rest of the world, none of this is even close.
If you have lived abroad, as so very few Americans have, the explanation for the hatred is obvious: Meddling. Relentless, prideful, uncomprehending meddling, frequently military, often with horrendous death tolls.
Americans, adroitly managed by a controlled press, historically illiterate, incurious, decreasingly educated, either have never heard of the American behavior that angers others, or believe it to have been inspired by virtuous motives.
Petraeus – Resignation Or Sacking? “…Competence didn’t earn him four stars. Former peers accused him of brown-nosing his way to the top. It made him a brand as much as general. Talk about him being presidential material surfaced….”
So is current and previous praise. John McCain once called him “one of (our) greatest generals.” His judgment leaves much to be desired.
He’s not the best and brightest on Capitol Hill. He once admitted to graduating near the bottom of his Naval Academy class.
White House and media spin praised Petraeus’ performance as Iraq commander and CENTCOM head. It was falsified hype. Performance contradicted facts. Iraq was more disaster than success. His Afghanistan surge failed. Syria on his CIA watch didn’t fare better.
Before he fell from grace, he was called aggressive in nature, an innovative thinker on counterinsurgency warfare, a talisman, a white knight, a do-or-die competitive legend, and a man able to turn defeat into victory.
Obama’s release of illegals ‘impeachable offense’ (‘This is action being taken against the country’)
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:41:25 PM by Perseverando
The Obama administration’s release of hundreds and potentially thousands of illegal-alien criminals from U.S. detention centers in connection with possible budget cuts is being called “an impeachable offense” by the nation’s highest-rated radio talk-show host.
“In what used to be considered – if we can remember this far back – normal, sane times, this is an impeachable offense,” broadcaster Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday.
“This is action being taken against the country. … It is sheer madness to be doing this. It is petulant, it is childish.”
t’s a developing pattern of this Obama White House.
This is the fourth senior officer Obama has forced from the country’s service.
All four were tied somehow to the Afghanistan mess that Obama has long argued was the most important war. Each departure was staged as a resignation. They were usually tied to some personal indiscretions to save face for Obama, who would know of indiscretions as a product of the corrupt Chicago Democrat machine.
Federal, non-military agencies, noted radio host Mark Levin last week, have purchased enough ammunition recently to not only shoot every American five times, but also engage in a prolonged, domestic war.
The numbers are based on recent reports that put the total federal ammunition buy in the last 10 months at approaching two billion rounds.
“To provide some perspective,” Levin noted, “experts estimate that at the peak of the Iraq war American troops were firing around 5.5 million rounds per month. At that rate, the [Department of Homeland Security] is armed now for a 24-year Iraq war. A 24-year Iraq war!”
Christopher Dorner may save more lives than he could ever have taken
Coach is Right ^ | 2/15/13 | Doug Book
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 1:09:54 PM by Oldpuppymax
“Since 1989, the world has witnessed a progressive weakening of the state and rise of alternative, non-state primary loyalties, for which a growing number of men are willing to fight.” This is what military affairs expert William S. Lind calls the heart of his theory of the Fourth Generation of Modern Warfare (4GW). And there can be no better example of a “primary loyalty” than the right to keep and bear arms. (1)
The days of the massive, invulnerable armies of the nation-state winning contests with lesser opponents at the drop of a hat are over. Consider the fact that the most powerful military in the world was unable to roundly defeat the rag-tag forces of Afghanistan and Iraq as wars which should have taken a matter of weeks have stretched into years.
Britain has lost 447 of its military drones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The aircraft have crashed, broken down or gone missing during operations, adding to international outrage over civilian deaths and debate over the safety of their use in Britain.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reported that the loss of 447 unmanned drones was due to technical faults, controller error or not wanting to remove them from volatile enemy areas, according to the Guardian newspaper.
by Stephen Lendman
Headlines like this should shock: Suicides Outpace War Deaths. Surge in Military Suicides. Nearly Two Dozen Veterans Commit Suicide Daily.
These reports and similar ones reveal imperialism’s dark side. War takes its toll. Civilians suffer most. So do many combatants and veterans after returning home.
Most people don’t know. Little gets reported. Why do active duty personnel and vets take their own lives?
Unbearable emotional pain consumes them. Daily trauma builds. So does intolerable stress. Relief is desperately sought. Suicide is chosen. It’s a last option. Others were exhausted.
Dear General Pace,
I note with admiration your courage in making clear your private concerns about the safety of the US military and the longterm danger to US national security caused by the President’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the quagmire in Iraq.
Though you are Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President’s principal military advisor – President Bush has shown his disdain for your honesty and wisdom. Though you are a decorated Vietnam war hero – who has served his nation honorably for four decades – the President is dispensing with your services. You have one month left in your position before you are tossed out by the President.
President Bush is going to ignore your advice. Just as he has ignored the advice of other Generals who have had the courage to respectfully point out how terribly wrong he is in respect of the Iraq War and the safety of the US military he is sworn to protect.
Highly-decorated colleagues of yours such as General Anthony Zinni (Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command), General Eric Shinseki (Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army) and General John Abizaid (Commander of the U.S. Central Command).
by LAWRENCE MOSQUEDA
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
As the United States government under George Bush gets closer to attacking the people of Iraq, there are several things that the men and women of the U.S. armed forces need to know and bear in mind as they are given orders from the Bush administration.
This information is provided for the use of the members of the armed forces, their families, friends and supporters, and all who are concerned about the current direction of U.S. policy toward Iraq.
The military oath taken at the time of induction reads:
“I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God”
Obama‘s War on America: The Monstrous Prosecution of Lt. Clint Lorance AfghanistanAtlas Shrugs ^ | February 3, 2013 | Pamela GellerPosted on Monday, February 04, 2013 3:43:28 PM by Perseverando
Anna Lorance, proud Mother of Lt. Clint Lorance, wrote me, “My son is being wrongfully accused while in war in Afghanistan. He has always been the kind of man to give 100% of himself to everything thing that he sets out to do. He has given 10 years of his life to US Army with 2 tours in the combat zone. Please read his story and sign his petition and share his web page with everyone. He needs his story heard by all Americans.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to Stand for One who was willing to take a stand for Our Country!”Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance volunteered to serve two combat tours: 15 months in Iraq and 7 months in Afghanistan, only to return home to face charges by the very government he swore to support for doing his duty.
He needs our help: make a donation here and sign his petition.Go here. More on the case here.On 02 JUL 12 while conducting an Afghan-Led dismounted patrol into an afghan village, the Afghan Army element on the joint patrol began to engage what they thought were Taliban. Worried that the Afghan Soldiers are poor marksmen and would likely cause collateral damage, Clint ordered his gun truck to fire two precision shots at the Taliban.