Jade Helm: You’re Not Paranoid If They’re Really After You

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Jade Helm map, notice it lists Texas and Utah as “Hostile” states

Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal and Karl Denninger at Market-Ticker.org.

jade helm exercises 001Wal Mart closures, expanded and highly visible military presence in cities all across the country, train after train full of military equipment, all manner of military choppers and planes seen conducting simulations over our cities; what does all this add up to?

Some say nothing more than ordinary military preparedness.

Some say it is our government preparing for total martial law.

Who knows? But this excellent article sheds some light and asks some very basic, logical questions that, so far, the military or our government is not answering.


 

From the NY Times:

DALLAS — The questions being raised by right-wing bloggers and conservative commentators about a Pentagon training exercise called Jade Helm 15 traverse the outer edges of political paranoia.

It does?

The eight-week exercise starting in July and planned for locations in Texas, New Mexico, California and other Southwestern states, they say, is part of a secret plan to impose martial law, take away people’s guns, arrest political undesirables, launch an Obama-led hostile takeover of red-state Texas, or do some combination thereof.

Is it?  Or is it training for that highly unlikely but possible scenario?

Nobody doubts that the military needs to train in the sort of environment they may need to operate and for any reasonably-foreseeablejade helm exercises 002 eventuality.  That’s expected and the usual practice, and there is a growing use of our military in urban, suburban and rural areas of the world (not in the United States) that would benefit from such an exercise.

So it seems that this is a rather ordinary thing, and thus the Texas (and some other people’s) reaction is one of conspiracy nuts.

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Right?

Let’s say I take that at purely face value, which I am inclined to, particularly reading the NY Times article given the slant they put on it and the accusations made about Texans.

Now please explain, if this is a training exercise for overseas readiness, as the NY Times has claimed, why is it that the DEA and FBI are involved in any way with this exercise, including in providing interrogation services —because they allegedly are.

Jade Helm is a challenging eight week exercise. Truly, in the Martin and Howard County area we’re only going to be here for about five-to-five and half weeks. The eight weeks comes in where there is the preparation and planning that happens back in Florida and in the Mississippi area. The exercise is a joint military and inter-agency activity. What this means is that we have units from every military service participating in the exercise with us. And we also have some of our inter-agency partners, such as the FBI and the DEA, and some of the other agencies assisting us and working with us in the exercise.

jade helm exercises 003Neither of those agencies have an overseas operational role and in fact they’re both prohibited by law from operating outside the borders of the United States.  Therefore I would like the NY Times to explain to this ordinary guy why the DEA and FBI would be involved in any fashion with such an exercise if the intended operational use of such training is overseas and why the overseas-operable agencies such as the CIA or our FBI and DEA counterparts in other nations where such actions might take place are not invited to participate instead in place of our national LEOs, since integration with them in any such actual deployment would be of value both to our military and those foreign counterparts.

So, what can one take from all this?  Well, the obvious: The military probably is war-gaming the possibility of civil insurrection, and if that was to occur Posse Comitatus (which is current law and prevents the Military from being used for such a purpose inside the US) would likely be repealed by Congress and The President in about 15 minutes.

In other words you’re not a “conspiracy nut” if what you believe someone is doing is in fact what they’re doing!

So over to you, NY Times, for slandering people that drew a completely-reasonable conclusion from available public information, never mind their perfectly-rational decision that they’re going to use the opportunity to gather information through observation as well.  After all that’s what an exercise is for, right?  It’s all about running through scenarios that are unlikely, but possible, something the military does all the time and is a perfectly-valid part of their remit.

The same holds true for ordinary citizens and State governments.

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Obama Administration Admits To Lawlessness

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Hat/Tip to Caroline May at Breitbart.

Old and busted: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it….

New and wow: If a government lawyer admits the President broke the law and no MSM is around to hear it…


 

The Obama administration violated U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction halting President Obama’s executive amnesty programs, Justice Department lawyers have admitted to the court, according to the Washington Times.

The Times reports that in a late night filing Thursday, Justice Department lawyers revealed that the Department of Homeland Security had issued some 2,000 three-year work permits (as opposed to the currently permissible two-year permits) to illegal immigrants granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The issuance of the three-year work permits — an aspect of Obama’s November 20 executive actions which expanded DACA — was violation of Hanen’s February 16 injunction preventing the executive amnesty programs from going forward.

This occurred despite repeated statements from administration officials that they were abiding by the injunction.

“The government sincerely regrets these circumstances and is taking immediate steps to remedy these erroneous three-year terms,” the Times quoted the lawyers, who added they would get more information to Hanen about what went awry by May 15.

According to the Times, DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson has requested the DHS inspector general look into the snafu and officials are looking into replacing the three-year permits DHS improperly issued with the proper two-year ones.

Read the full story here.

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Unbelievable: Feds Complicit In Illegal Border Smuggling Tunnel

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Hat/Tip to IOTWReport.com.

Gee, I wonder if Obama’s DHS is turning a blind eye to the drug smugglers so that they can earn a spot on the “Shroom Gang”?


 

tunnel_230769kLast week, Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) joined Sean to inform him of a sophisticated illegal smuggling tunnel built at the Arizona-Mexico border. According to Border Patrol agent, Chris Cabrera, the agency was aware of the tunnel (and wanted to patrol it), but were told not to by their superiors.

Below is Rep. Salmon’s letter to DHS secretary Jeh Johnson which details his concerns about the tunnel:

Secretary Johnson,

Recently, Arizona’s largest cross-border smuggling tunnel was discovered in Naco, AZ. According to news reports, this tunnel is one of the more highly sophisticated smuggling tunnels, replete with hydraulics, ventilation, and lighting systems.

Unfortunately, the existence of this tunnel does not seem to have been brought to light by federal law enforcement agencies. Rather, it appears that the discovery of this sophisticated tunnel was merely a byproduct of a traffic-stop-turned-drug-bust by a local law enforcement officer.

With this in mind, I was quite alarmed to hear the testimony given by Border Patrol Agent, Chris Cabrera, on March 17, 2015 in a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing. In this testimony, he said: “our intel knew for some time that that tunnel was being used and that we should patrol that area more aggressively.” To my amazement, he went on to say that Border Patrol agents were not allowed by management to work in or patrol that area.

I am very concerned that such extensive and sophisticated infrastructure was—and presumably continues to be—built and operated right beneath our feet without action being taken by federal law enforcement. Furthermore, I am deeply concerned by the allegations that management within Customs and Border Patrol had intelligence indicating the existence of this tunnel and did not allow our agents to work or patrol the area.

With these concerns, it is imperative that we learn more about the investigation that ostensibly would have taken place on such an expansive and sophisticated tunnel. Unfortunately, my office has yet to receive a satisfactory answer as to what kind of investigations have been done to determine to the extent possible what dangerous items, materials and/or individuals were transported through that tunnel and into our communities.

During the course of my own investigation, I learned that at least one local landowner is being pressured to sign forms that would allow access to a portion of his/her land that the tunnel runs under in order to fill it with concrete. Without information as to the extent of your agency’s investigation, this is very alarming as destroying the tunnel would make it seemingly impossible to conduct additional tests and complete a thorough investigation.  With this in mind, I ask:

Has this tunnel been thoroughly tested for evidence of the transport of nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons?

Has DHS conducted a forensic study to learn where the materials for the tunnel were procured and, if possible, by whom?

Have investigations been conducted to determine whether or not foreign agents of terrorism have used the tunnel to enter the United States of America?

Have investigations been conducted to determine what intelligence federal law enforcement had and when they had it?

Have investigations been conducted to determine whether Border Patrol management did in fact restrict the access of Border Patrol agents around the area of this tunnel?

Will you act immediately to ensure that this tunnel is not destroyed or otherwise altered until we can ensure that proper investigations of this tunnel have been completed?

I firmly believe that the American people deserve answers, especially those families and communities whose safety is directly impacted.  I sincerely hope that you will join me in calling for the delay of any measure that would destroy the tunnel or cause evidence to be altered until the Department of Homeland Security and the American people receive answers. I thank you for your assistance in this matter and look forward to your timely response.

Signed,

Matt Salmon

Member of Congress

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Homeland Security Working Overtime To Add NINE MILLION ‘New Americans’ By 2016 Election

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Multiple sources at DHS confirm that political appointees are prioritizing naturalization ahead of the 2016 presidential election

Hat/Tip to J. Christian Adams at PJMedia.com.

The Obama administration isn’t just content with destroying as much of America as they can while IN office. His DHS is trying to pave the way to NINE MILLION new Democratic voters…

Hope and change much?


 

President Obama’s amnesty by edict has always been about adding new Democrats to the voter rolls, and recent action by the Department of Homeland Security provides further proof. Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources away from a computer system — the “Electronic Immigration System” — to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election.

This effort is part of the DHS “Task Force on New Americans.”

PJ Media has obtained an internal “Dear Colleague” letter written by Leon Rodriguez, the “director and co-chair of the Task Force on New Americans.”  The letter refers to a White House report called “Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents.”

Leon Rodriguez has a tainted history — not only was he a central player in the radicalization of Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Division, he also “undertook a purportedly illegal search” of a government employee’s computer in Montgomery County, Maryland.  (Messy details are at the Washington Post.)

The Rodriguez letter states:

This report outlines an immigrant integration plan that will advance our nation’s global competitiveness and ensure that the people who live in this country can fully participate in their communities.

“Full participation” is a term commonly used to include voting rights.  To that end, resources within DHS have been redirected toward pushing as many as aliens and non-citizens as possible to full citizenship status so they may “fully participate” in the 2016 presidential election.  For example, the internal DHS letter states one aim is to “strengthen existing pathways to naturalization and promote civic engagement.”

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Leon Rodriguez has a tainted history — not only was he a central player in the radicalization of Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Division, he also “undertook a purportedly illegal search” of a government employee’s computer

 

Naturalization plus mobilization is the explicit aim of the DHS “Task Force on New Americans.” Multiple sources at DHS confirm that political appointees are prioritizing naturalization ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Empirical voting patterns among immigrants from minority communities demonstrate that these new voters will overwhelmingly vote for Democrat candidates.  If the empirical rates of support for Democrats continued among these newly naturalized minority voters, Democrats could enjoy an electoral net benefit of millions of new voters in the 2016 presidential election.

Other DHS sources report that racial interest groups such as La Raza (translated to “The Race”) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association have been playing a central and influential role in rewriting the administration’s immigration policies — both the public policies as well as internal and largely unseen guidelines.

One DHS official who disagrees with the administration’s policies told me DHS “intends to ‘recapture’ ‘unused’ visas from years past to grant more visas and LPR [green card] status. In addition to this ‘visa blizzard,’ the agency will allow folks to jam in applications during the blizzard, knowing that the visa applicant/beneficiary is not eligible for the visa.”

This means that DHS is not only rushing green card holders toward citizenship before the next election, but also jamming previous visa holders toward green card status.  These policies and priorities add to the brazen public positions of the president toward enforcing immigration laws.

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Video: Dr. Ben Carson Says Something So Shocking, His Conservative Host Makes Him Repeat It

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Famed Neurosurgeon and now Presidential Hopeful, Dr. Benjamin Carson

Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune.

One of the things that makes Dr. Ben Carson a darling of the Tea Party is that he says it like it is, sometimes even to his detriment. But then again that is such a breath of fresh air in a landscape dominated by poll testing soundbites and political correctness. Dr. Carson was recently on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum” hosted by J. D. Salinger and he had a pretty strong comment about President Obama’s activities concerning his Amnesty via Executive Fiat.

Hayworth opened by asking Carson about any advice he had for Republicans about the upcoming fight over Department of Homeland Security funding brought about by the president’s executive actions on amnesty.

“I would say break the funding for Homeland Security up into parcels. Don’t present it as a whole bill. That makes it much more difficult for him to stand in the way,” Carson said.

“And, if he does stand in the way, particularly with things that are vital to the security of this county, then I think we can start talking about treason.”

Hayworth, who clearly agreed with Carson but seemed unable to believe a presidential candidate would speak so frankly, asked him, “Doctor, would you repeat that statement?”

“If things are done that are on the contrary to the security of this country, whoever does them is guilty of treason,” Carson said.

Read the full story here.

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Breaking News: Boehner To Cave, Expected To Allow Vote On Clean DHS Bill

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Hat/Tip to Drudge Report and CNN.

Well, we’ve been expecting Boehner’s spine to turn to jelly, and frankly it’s surprising that it’s lasted this long.

House Speaker John Boehner is expected to move soon — as early as Wednesday — to bring up the clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for a vote on the House floor, according to two House GOP sources familiar with leadership discussions.

A clean bill to fully fund the Department through the end of the fiscal year is what Democrats have been demanding, and conservatives have been fighting against.

The plan is for a Republican member to bring up the Senate bill as a “privileged resolution,” which would mean it would get relatively quick vote on the House floor. Sources say leaders are still working out the timing, and who would offer the resolution to begin the process.

Although under House rules a Democrat could try to force this vote, these sources say it will be a House Republican who will move to proceed with the vote on the funding bill.

Conservatives have been demanding a conference committee with the House and Senate to work out the differences on the DHS spending bill. But on Monday, as expected, Senate Democrats voted to block any effort to set up a conference committee.

And of course, Boehner has no comment at this time…

Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel declined to address the next steps.

“We are disappointed that Senate Democrats have once again rejected regular order,” he said. “Now, we will talk with House Republican members about the way forward.”

The House GOP conference will meet on Tuesday morning. Boehner’s allies are expected to push rank-and-file members to vote for the clean DHS bill, making the argument that they support fighting back against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but it’s time to move on from waging the battle on a critical spending bill that funds domestic security.

This is so typical of the GOP leadership in DC. They are so afraid of any aspect of the government “shutting down” and soooo afraid of being seen as “the party of No.”

  • What these Bozos don’t understand is that the vast majority of Americans WANT them to be the party of NO!!!
  • We WANT them to use a government shut down AGAINST Obama and the Democrats.
  • But they are nothing but LILY-LIVERED COWARDS.

Ugh, I need to go have a shower after just reading about Boehner making a deal FOR Obama.

*shudder*

Read the full story here (if you’ve the stomach for it).

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Obama Admin: ISIS Are Not Terrorists But 72 Types Of Americans Are, Did You Make The List?

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Hat/Tip to Blaze at Americas Freedom Fighters.

Evidently the Bill of Rights is now optional.

Optional in the sense that, as long as you are saying nice things about our current President and his administration, then you get to enjoy your various rights under the Bill of Rights.

However, if you are saying things that King President Obama and his thugs administration don’t like, well then you just made the list!

What list, you ask yourself? Why the list of 72 types of Americans who are considered a threat and are labeled as ‘Domestic Terrorists,’ that’s what list.

Does our constitution not give us the individual freedom to speak out against the things we do not agree with? Does it not give us the right to speak out against our government and demand better from our elected officials or to stand in defiance of terrorism and illegal immigration among many other things that a true American Patriot would?

Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and/or “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents. And remember, technically if you are considered a ‘terrorist’, you have NO RIGHTS! You can click on the clink for each point to see the source.

Are you on this list? I’ll bet you are!

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations”

7. Anyone that holds a “political ideology that considers the state to be unnecessary, harmful,or undesirable”

8. Anyone that possesses an “intolerance toward other religions”

9. Those that “take action to fight against the exploitation of the environment and/or animals”

10. “Anti-Gay”

11. “Anti-Immigrant”

12. “Anti-Muslim”

13. “The Patriot Movement”

14. “Opposition to equal rights for gays and lesbians”

15. Members of the Family Research Council

16. Members of the American Family Association

17. Those that believe that Mexico, Canada and the United States “are secretly planning to merge into a European Union-like entity that will be known as the ‘North American Union’”

18. Members of the American Border Patrol/American Patrol

19. Members of the Federation for American Immigration Reform

20. Members of the Tennessee Freedom Coalition

21. Members of the Christian Action Network

22. Anyone that is “opposed to the New World Order”

23. Anyone that is engaged in “conspiracy theorizing”

24. Anyone that is opposed to Agenda 21

25. Anyone that is concerned about FEMA camps

26. Anyone that “fears impending gun control or weapons confiscations”

27. The militia movement

28. The sovereign citizen movement

29. Those that “don’t think they should have to pay taxes”

30. Anyone that “complains about bias”

31. Anyone that “believes in government conspiracies to the point of paranoia”

32. Anyone that “is frustrated with mainstream ideologies”

33. Anyone that “visits extremist websites/blogs”

34. Anyone that “establishes website/blog to display extremist views”

35. Anyone that “attends rallies for extremist causes”

36. Anyone that “exhibits extreme religious intolerance”

37. Anyone that “is personally connected with a grievance”

38. Anyone that “suddenly acquires weapons”

39. Anyone that “organizes protests inspired by extremist ideology”

40. “Militia or unorganized militia”

41. “General right-wing extremist”

42. Citizens that have “bumper stickers” that are patriotic or anti-U.N.

43. Those that refer to an “Army of God”

44. Those that are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”

45. Those that are “anti-global”

46. Those that are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”

47. Those that are “reverent of individual liberty”

48. Those that “believe in conspiracy theories”

49. Those that have “a belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack”

50. Those that possess “a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”

51. Those that would “impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”

52. Those that would “insert religion into the political sphere”

53. Anyone that would “seek to politicize religion”

54. Those that have “supported political movements for autonomy”

55. Anyone that is “anti-abortion”

56. Anyone that is “anti-Catholic”

57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”

58. “Rightwing extremists”

59. “Returning veterans”

60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”

61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”

62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”

63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”

64. “Anti-abortion activists”

65. Those that are against illegal immigration

66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner

67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations

68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”

69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr

70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)

71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies

72. Evangelical Christians

The groups of people in the list above are considered “problems” that need to be dealt with. The returning veterans in my eyes are the most disturbing considering they fought and in many cases have died for the rest of America to be free.

Looking over the list I also see most of these “types” of people are the people who built America- the working class of today and in my opinion America’s only hope of returning to the great nation that it once was is to fight for our rights! The will of the American people is strong but we are a nation divided. Wake up my fellow Americans for we are playing into their hands. It is time to put aside race, religion and politics and unite against the tyrannical government that is destroying the very fabric of our great nation that our forefathers fought and died for. 

Source –  at The Truth 

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Pssst, @MADDOnline: White House Ordering Border Patrol To Release Drunk Drivers, “Allow Them To Go On Their Way”

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Hat/Tip to Doug Ross @ Journal.

Someone ought to alert Mothers Against Drunk Drivers because the Obama Administration is seeing fit to let drunk drivers “go their way” as long as they’re in the country illegally.

The Obama administration has ordered federal agents responsible for protecting one of the nation’s busiest and most crime-infested regions near Mexico to stop apprehending drunk drivers, according to an internal government memo that also concedes an officer that elects to detain them is “acting within the course and scope of his employment.”

Obtained by Judicial Watch this week, the notice is titled “Enforcement Options With Alcohol-Impaired Drivers” and directs the 4,000-plus U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, Arizona sector to “release” individuals under the influence and “allow them to go on their way.”

The document acknowledges that this feels counter-intuitive for Border Patrol agents, but eases concerns by answering a hypothetical question for the officers who have sworn to uphold the law: “If you allow this driver to continue down the road and they kill someone, aren’t you liable?” The answer is no, according to the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo. “There is no legal requirement for a Border Patrol agent to intervene in a state crime, including DUI,” the order says, adding that “therefore there is generally no liability that will attach to the agent or agency for failing to act in this situation.”

The directive offers another scenario—detaining the impaired individual at the request of state or local law enforcement officers (LEO). “There is no duty to detain the alcohol-impaired individual,” the memo says, “but if you do this option can raise potential liability for the agent and the agency.”

The document goes on to say that Border Patrol policy is to cooperate with local and state law enforcement officers who alert of suspected violations under state law. That means the agent would be considered to have been acting within the course and scope of his employment while detaining a drunk driver at the request of local law enforcement officers under Arizona law, the document confirms.

Evidently, the Department of Homeland Security is more worried about a civil lawsuit than letting a drunk driver go so he can kill more innocent people…

The last scenario offered in the recently issued decree has a Border Patrol agent detaining a drunk driver in Arizona without a request from a state or local law enforcement officer.

“This option poses the greatest liability for both the agent and the agency,” according to the order. After revealing that private citizens in Arizona can make felony and misdemeanor arrests, it nevertheless prompts Border Patrol agents to stay away from drunk drivers. “Be advised, this option poses the greatest threat to an agent for a civil lawsuit,” the memo warns.

Read the full story here.

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DHS to Police Departments: Support Amnesty, or Else!

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It seems that DHS is telling local PD’s…

That’s a nice police department you have there, be a shame is something were to happen about it.

Gateway Pundit has the details…

Sheriff Justin Smith from Larimer County Colorado posted this tonight on his Facebook page:

I received a very interesting veiled threat letter from Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of Homeland Security addressed to all police chiefs and sheriffs around the country.

His letter made it clear that if Congress didn’t send President Obama the DHS funding bill that he wanted (rubberstamping the president’s executive amnesty), local and state public safety agencies would not receive federal grants they were counting on because the president would veto the DHS funding bill.

Let me get this straight – the president believes he has the authority to nullify federal laws that don’t serve his personal agenda, but if Congress dares to exercise it’s responsibility of controlling the purse strings, he will willingly hold public safety grants hostage just to get his way?

We know that Obama is a rather feckless and vindictive President.  If this report is true, it can be stacked on the stack of evidence that proves that very point.

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Report: 1,000 Criminal Aliens Released By ICE Convicted Of New Crimes In FY 2013…

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

No way! I’m sure Obama NEVER intended for this to happen!!

/sarcasm off

No one could ever predict this…

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – When President Obama announced his expanded executive amnesty last November, he said he would prioritize the deportation people who threaten national security and public safety. “Felons, not families — criminals, not children” would be deported, Obama said on Nov. 20.

But under Obama’s prosecutorial discretion policy, illegal aliens who commit lesser crimes are allowed to stay in the country — free to re-offend, as it turns out.

According to the Homeland Security Department (DHS), 36,007 criminal aliens were released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in Fiscal Year 2013, and of that total, 1,000 have since been convicted of new crimes, ranging from assault with a deadly weapon and lewd acts with a child to aggravated assault, robbery, and hit-and-run.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday that he has received a 38-page document from DHS listing the crimes committed by the one-thousand re-offenders released from ICE custody in FY 2013.

Many of the subsequent convictions were for drugs or drunken driving, but others were for sex offenses, theft, burglary, assault, making threats, and fraud.

“The Obama Administration claims that it is using ‘prosecutorial discretion’ to prioritize the removal of criminal aliens from this country,” Grassley said in a news release on Friday. “But this report shows the disturbing truth: 1,000 undocumented aliens previously convicted of crimes who the Administration released in 2013 have gone on to commit further crimes in our communities.”

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Even Using DHS’ Artificially Low Numbers, 2,354 Jihadists Entered U.S. Via Our Open Southern Border

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Hat/Tip to gopthedailydose.com.

As with most things this government has done since BHO took office in 2009, the Obama Regime refuses to “make transparency the touchstone” of his administration. We’ve seen it with the Fast & Furious stonewalling; the VA Scandal where two sets of statistics, or two ‘books’ if you will were used to track the application of benefits to our Military Vets; the IRS targeting scandal; and now, the Department of Homeland Security is playing fast and loose with reporting the number of illegals pouring across our border.

For the United States federal government the fiscal year 2013 ran from October 1 2012 through September 30 2013.  During that time period, the Department of Homeland Security claims to have apprehended 9,862 illegal aliens from countries which either sponsor or are associated with terrorism or provide safe harbor to terrorists.

CNS News reports that the majority of these apprehensions came from three Western Hemisphere countries, Cuba (2,809), Venezuela (2,712) and Colombia (1,987).  Factoring those nations out of the mix reduces the number by 7,508, to 2,354.

Of that number, 492 were from Nigeria, home of the despicable, bloodthirsty Boko Haram terrorists with another 334 from the al-Qaeda and Taliban-friendly nation of Pakistan, as well as other noteworthy nations including Iran (257), Lebanon (230), Somalia (214), Iraq (169), Sudan (168), Syria (72), Afghanistan (70), Yemen (68) and Libya (16).

Despite the ridiculously low numbers being reported, common sense and logic dictates that the numbers of people crossing the border who want to do harm to America has got to be on the rise, as well.

The policy of the Department of Homeland “Security” does not include mandatory deportation in all cases, and one has to believe under the current open-borders administration of Jeh Johnson and Hussein Obama the number of instances where we allow terrorists to remain in our midst must have certainly increased.

It is true that we have good laws on the books, that were they implemented, the number of illegals coming to and staying in the U.S. would be precipitously low. But we need to understand that there is difference between written laws and actually enforced laws.

Current DHS policy as written, which could be different than “as enforced,” is “Aliens who enter without inspection between ports of entry and are apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol of CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection] may be, as appropriate, removed, permitted to return to their country, or issued a NTA [notice to appear] to commence proceedings before the immigration court.”

So we may have allowed all of them to stay, deported all of them, or sent any number in between on their way with a promise to appear written on a piece of paper.

We also need to remember that the above numbers came along before Obama decided to open the southern border.

Those figures represent the numbers which were captured for a period which ended a year ago. In the time period since then, our border has gotten much more porous and our enforcement policies much more lax. We have also seen DHS management degrade the position of Border Patrol agent to that of an armed daycare worker, removing enforcement agents from the Border.

Additionally, large numbers of our agents occupy positions as much as one hundred miles inland from the actual border, creating an enforcement-free buffer for those who enter illegally.

But it gets better, folks. Evidently the Department of Homeland Security only counts illegal crossings if there is evidence of it, in other words, if they didn’t see it, they don’t know it.

Hmmm, that seems so familiar. Now where have I heard that before?

Oh yea, I remember now!

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The likelihood is that many more got through than the numbers that were apprehended. But it gets worse. The methodology employed in calculating the interdiction rates themselves are overly generous towards the success side of the equation.

Our present system relies upon guess work and happenstance to determine the apprehension rate. Border agents are required to have actually witnessed someone crossing and failed to capture them or have found actual physical evidence of a crossing such as footprints, empty water bottles, or discarded Korans and prayer rugs to validate a successful illegal entry.

If  there is no evidence, it is DHS policy that no illegal entry occurred. The same is true with excessive evidence, as is the case with smuggling trails. They are littered with debris and determining what might be new evidence from old is impossible.

John Whitley, an economist who analyzed such statistics while he served as the director of the DHS’s Program Analysis & Evaluation department under President Bush said, “To calculate it, border patrol officers go out and look for physical evidence of crossings… you know, ‘I saw this person cross and I didn’t get him.’ Or, ‘I saw footprints in the sand.’”

He added, “We know that this method of calculation understates the number of successful crossings, because you’re excluding anyone you don’t have physical evidence for.”

So we all know that the DHS keeps their stats artificially low. But how long can this last before a tragedy on the scale of 9/11 hits our shores again?

Read the full story here.

 

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Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants From Ebola Outbreak Nations Caught Along Our Border

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers and The Gateway Pundit.

 

 

 

If these are the ones we know about, how many hundreds more have come into the country since Obama effectively opened our Southern Border? How many Americans will have to pay the price in illness or even death because Barack Obama wanted to score some cheap political points?

Via Valley Central:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level three warning for US citizens to avoid traveling to West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola.

Immigrants from West African countries have entered the US illegally, according to Chris Cabrera with the National Border Patrol Council.

“Not too long ago we did catch some people, I believe, from Liberia,” he said.

During the 2013 fiscal year, statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website show Border Patrol agents apprehended 112 immigrants from Guinea, 231 from Liberia and 145 immigrants from Sierra Leone, which are the three countries currently experiencing the most cases of Ebola.

“Our main concern like it’s always been is the health and safety of our agents,” Cabrera said.

He worries agents are not properly protected in the event they come across an immigrant with the Ebola virus.

Read the full story here.

In August National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said there is also more violence on the border than is being reported by the MSM. One can only wonder how much longer this situation can be ignored by our Obama-compliant media?

 

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Obama Steps Up Deportations – of Land Rovers…

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Finally, an illegal alien Obama’s DHS will seize and deport – a Land Rover Defender

They can’t stop the flood of illegal aliens waltzing in from Mexico.

And they’ve never caught a terrorist in an airport.

But, fear not, because Obama’s crack DHS storm troopers are locked and loaded, mobilizing on a moment’s notice to pounce on a threat more sinister than you could ever imagine — Old Land Rovers.

When Jennifer Brinkley saw a line of law enforcement vehicles coming up her driveway last Tuesday she didn’t know what to think. “I haven’t done anything wrong.”

The Homeland Security agents were not there to take her away, they were looking for illegally imported Land Rover Defenders. Brinkley had bought one via the internet last year and had invested more than $60,000 into the rare vehicle.

She thought she had checked it all out and she legally owned it. “They popped up the hood and looked at the Vehicle Identification Number and compared it with a piece of paper and then took the car with them,” she said.

Due process? That’s only for the La Raza crowd. Regular Americans are at the mercy of Dear Leader’s bureaucracy, and his EPA takes no prisoners.

She told Fox News that she was told the agents seized the vehicle because they thought it violated the Clean Air Act — though at the time, they weren’t completely sure. She also said her vehicle was just one of 40 that feds seized in various locations that same day for the same reason.

Cars they’ll deport.

Criminal illegal aliens, not so much.

Oh, did I mention that Obama’s fascists have done this before? Ayup. They really hate Land Rovers. Curiously though, they don’t go around seizing old Chevys and Vettes, presumably because Government Motors and his UAW buddies wouldn’t approve.

Hey, I wonder if the military assault vehicles he just gave Bergen County meet the EPA’s emissions standards? I’m guessing no. But that’s OK, laws only apply to the common folk. The bureaucrats can do whatever they want. Just ask Lois Lerner.

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BOMBSHELL: Leaked Memo Shows Obama Lied About Border Crisis

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Hat/Tip to the Conservative Tribune and Breitbart.

Surprise, Surprise! President Obama was caught in yet another lie.

President Obama and his administration fail at many of the basics of governing a free republic, but the two things they seem to excel at are creating scandals and lying about them.

After the recent VA scandal, the IRS targeting ordeal, and of course, Benghazi, much of the nation already believes that Barack Obama lies about pretty much everything.

This is why it will likely not shock Americans, especially those who are well informed, to find out that the president has been telling fibs about the border crisis. The president has stated that he has deported more illegals than any other president, but a new document from ICE paints a different picture.

And no matter how many times Obama or his spokes-idiot, Josh Earnest try to lie and spin it, the numbers tell a different tale.

A recent memo leaked from the Department of Homeland Security indicates that public assertions made recently by the administration have been a little less than honest.

Much of the information contained in the memo, leaked by a confidential source, demonstrates that the major cause of the current immigration crisis is the refusal by the government to deport unaccompanied minors who come into the country.

via Breitbart:

The report, identified as “De-Classified” and “Law Enforcement Sensitive,” reveals the fact that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering the U.S. having been deported in Fiscal Year 2013, down from two percent prior, plays a significant role in why the current border crisis is occurring.

The DHS-ICE agency report admits the fact that 98 percent are allowed to stay is a significant draw for the minors to come into the United States. The agency acknowledges that conditions in Central America play a role in why the wave is occurring, but directly contradicts the assertion that such conditions are the only significant reason the crisis exists. The report directly contradicts any assertion U.S. government refusals to deport illegal immigrants is not a significant factor in why the crisis is occurring.

the host nations to stop the flow to the nations wanting their nationals to send money back home from the United States. The report also indicates that family members from the host nations already residing in the U.S. is a major draw for the current crisis. This indicates that illegal aliens already within the U.S. are possibly drawing more to illegally migrate north.

The report states:

Migration pull factors include reunification with family members already in the United States and successful migration attempts; that is, most (98 percent)

OTM UCs are issued a Notice to Appear and not immediately removed from the United States. Last year, only 1,700 UCs were repatriated to their home countries.” The report also clarifies the statement: HSI-Intel assesses with high confidence that reunification with family members already in the United States continues to be a pull factor for UCs from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

The report also states:

No single factor causes OTM UC migration to the United States. Rather, several factors combine to cause this, including poor economies and violence in home countries, potential employment opportunities in the United States, family reunification, and success at not being immediately repatriated drive OTM UC migration to the United States.

 

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Despite Gangsters & Criminals Apprehended at Border, They’re “Not Dangerous”

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

Obama Regime: Central American Illegals Are “Not Dangerous”

They’re “family members”. So were the Manson Family.

Via Breitbart:

The Obama administration claimed Sunday that illegal immigrants flooding across the border from Central America are not dangerous, despite numerous reports of gangsters and criminals being apprehended at the border.

On ABC’s This Week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said of the nearly 50,000 illegal immigrants who have crossed the border since October of last year, “these are family members.”

“These are not gang members,” he said. “These are not dangerous individuals.”

At a House Homeland Security Committee Field Hearing on the border crisis on Thursday in McAllen, Texas, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that gangsters and terrorists are looking to exploit America’s porous border.

As Breitbart Texas reported, in just one weekend alone last month, “the U.S. Border Patrol prevented murder suspects, multiple sex offenders, and an MS-13 gang member from entering the interior of Texas after they illegally entered into the U.S. from Mexico. The arrests occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector, ground zero of the current border crisis.”

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Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest

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Hat/Tip to Todd Starnes via Fox News.

Okay, it looks more and more everyday that our government, under the auspices of the Obama administration is not only ramping up the numbers of illegals coming into the country, but hiding their actions and the results of their actions as well.

A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.

The next thing I’m about to say is something that I don’t say lightly, but it seems that Obama has his own army of Brown Shirts. And not only do they NOT try to downplay it, they seem proud to call themselves ‘Brown Shirts.’

“There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.”

The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the Baptist Family & Children’s Services, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp.

The sources say security forces called themselves the “Brown Shirts.”

“It was a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”

She said the workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.

Workers there are worried about what is going on.

“Everyone was paranoid,” she said. “The children had more rights than the workers.”

She said children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues.

“It was not a good atmosphere in terms of health,” she said. “I would be talking to children and lice would just be climbing down their hair.”

A former nurse at the camp told me she was horrified by what she saw.

“We have so many kids coming in that there was no way to control all of the sickness – all this stuff coming into the country,” she said. “We were very concerned at one point about strep going around the base.”

Both the counselor and the nurse said their superiors tried to cover up the extent of the illnesses.

“When they found out the kids had scabies, the charge nurse was adamant – ‘Don’t mention that. Don’t say scabies,’” the nurse recounted. “But everybody knew they had scabies. Some of the workers were very concerned about touching things and picking things up. They asked if they should be concerned, but they were told don’t worry about it.”

The nurse said the lice issue was epidemic – but everything was kept “hush-hush.”

“You could see the bugs crawling through their hair,” she said. “After we would rinse out their hair, the sink would be loaded with black bugs.”

And despite the health problems of these illegal alien children, the Obama administration is busing them to a city or town near you – on the taxpayer’s dime.

The nurse told me she became especially alarmed because their files indicated the children had been transported to Lackland on domestic charter buses and airplanes.

“That’s what alerted me,” she said. “Oh, my God. They’re flying these kids around. Nobody knows that these children have scabies and lice. To tell you the truth, there’s no way to control it.”

I don’t mean to upset anyone’s Independence Day vacation plans, but were these kids transported to the camps before or after they were deloused? Anyone who flies the friendly skies could be facing a public health concern.

Conditions are so bad that one health care worker kept a journal of what she saw and finally quit in exasperation.

She said the breaking point came when camp officials refused to hospitalize several children who were suicidal.

“I made a recommendation that a child needed to be sent to a psychiatric unit,” the counselor told me. “He was reaching psychosis. He was suicidal. Instead of treating him, they sent him off to a family in the United States.”

She said she filed a Child Protective Services report and quit her job.

“I didn’t want to lose my license if this kid committed suicide,” she told me. “I was done.”

The counselor kept a detailed journal about what happened during her tenure at the facility.

“When people read that journal they are going to be astonished,” she said. ‘I don’t think they will believe what is going on in America.”

So it was not a great surprise, she said, when she received a call from federal agents demanding that she return to the military base and hand over her journal.

She said she declined to do so.

“I didn’t go back to Lackland,” she said.

This is a situation playing itself out over and over all up and down our southern border, and we MUST do something about it.

Read the full story here.

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Obama Administration puts Israel on Terror Watch List – Removes North Korea

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Hat/Tip to Pamela Geller.

It isn’t backwards day in Washington DC – or wait. I guess you could make the argument that every day is backwards day in DC.

Anyway, it may as well be, because this administration has put Israel on a terror watch list – and taken North Korea off of it. Yep, you read that right.

Only in the twisted world of the Obama Administration, where allies are trashed, and enemies are embraced, could the tiny nation of Israel, on the front lines of the war on terror for decades, be on a list of 36 nations which “have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.”

As reported by CNS News

 The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General published the list of “specially designated countries” as an appendix to an unclassified May 11 report–”Supervision of Aliens Commensurate With Risk“–that was publicly posted on the Internet. (The appendix is on page 18 of the document.)

As a matter of policy, according to the inspector general’s report, citizens of Israel and other “specially designated countries” are subjected to a special security screening called a “Third Agency Check” (TAC) when they are actually detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing the immigration laws.

ICE terror watch list of specially designated countries

The five countries on the list that do not have majority Muslim populations–Kazakhstan (47 percent Muslim), Eritrea (36.5 percent Muslim), Israel (16.9 percent Muslim), the Philippines (5 percent Muslim) and Thailand (4.6 percent)–have had internal problems with radical Muslim terrorists, as reported by the State Department.

Okay, so how exactly does this affect immigrants to the US from Israel?

The inspector general recommended in the report that ICE change its screening policy “to require officers to conduct TAC screenings for all aliens from SDCs, not just those held in ICE detention facilities.”

Now just to clarify, the DHS is NOT deporting illegal immigrants who break the law, but the Inspector General recommends the Israelis visiting the US are subject to these additional screening procedures.

Wait! It gets crazier:

Even though the adminisration includes Israel among “specially designated countries” that it believes “have shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members,” ICE Spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told CNSNews.com that the U.S. also considers Israel, as well as some other countries on the “specially designated countries” list, as partners in the struggle against terrorism.

“The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism,” Christensen said in a written statement. “Countries may have been included on the list because of the backgrounds of arrestees, not because of the country’s government itself.”

OH Israelis will now be subject to extra screening because the country arrests terrorists.
That makes sense?

And evidently North Korea is no longer a sponsor of terrorism…

The 35 countries plus the West Bank and Gaza that were on the proposed list discussed in the ICE memo uncovered by McClatchey in March 2008 almost exactly matches the “specially designated countries” on the list published by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General on May 11, 2011. There are only two differences: North Korea was on the list proposed in 2008; it is not on the May 2011 list. Israel was not on the list proposed in 2008; it is on the May 2011 list.

I think Pamela Geller sums this whole bit of nonsense up nicely:

See how this administration cares about Israel? Even though the list was already set, they made a change to put our ally on this special list. Boy oh boy, just like he is with Great Britain, whose Queen he gave an Ipod full of his speeches and Broadway Show tunes, Barack Obama is a real friend of Israel.

Obama always says that despite his constant criticism of Israel, America will always have a special partnership with the Jewish State. Now we understand he means putting Israel on a “special” terrorism watch list.

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Will we see a Modern Day Reichstag Fire?

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The more I look at Connecticut, and the gun confiscation confrontation looming, and as I see the government increasing it’s sharp rhetoric and criticism of all who dissent, I keep thinking Reichstag Fire.  I wrote about that in 2010…

If the title of this post confuses you, here is some background…

Göring and Goebbels, with Hitler’s approval, then hatched a plan to cause panic by burning the Reichstag building and blaming the Communists. The Reichstag was the building in Berlin where the elected members of the republic met to conduct the daily business of government.

By a weird coincidence, there was also in Berlin a deranged Communist conducting a one-man uprising. An arsonist named Marinus van der Lubbe, 24, from Holland, had been wandering around Berlin for a week attempting to burn government buildings to protest capitalism and start a revolt. On February 27, he decided to burn the Reichstag building.

Carrying incendiary devices, he spent all day lurking around the building, before breaking in around 9 p.m. He took off his shirt, lit it on fire, then went to work using it as his torch.

The exact sequence of events will never be known, but Nazi storm troopers under the direction of Göring were also involved in torching the place. They had befriended the arsonist and may have known or even encouraged him to burn the Reichstag that night. The storm troopers, led by SA leader Karl Ernst, used the underground tunnel that connected Göring’s residence with the cellar in the Reichstag. They entered the building, scattered gasoline and incendiaries, then hurried back through the tunnel.

So, they found a “deranged” man, who is now thought to have been mentally retarded, and encouraged him to start the fire.  To make sure that he did not fail, storm troopers helped him.

At a cabinet meeting held later in the morning, February 28, Chancellor Hitler demanded an emergency decree to overcome the crisis. He met little resistance from his largely non-Nazi cabinet. That evening, Hitler and Papen went to Hindenburg and the befuddled old man signed the decree “for the Protection of the people and the State.”

The Emergency Decree stated: “Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.” (Emphasis mine)

OK, why discuss that, and what does it have to do with the present time?  I think we might see something like this in the near future.  I suggest this because there has been a buildup to this very thing, as well as the fact that the “progressives” have floated these ideas before.  Let’s take a few moments and take a look.

  • After the Oklahoma City bombing, the left and the MSM pushed hard to blame the attack on Rush Limbaugh and talk radio as a whole. Remember the “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy,” and the “politics of personal destruction?   They portrayed Limbaugh, in particular, as an evil puppet master that was encouraging “hate.”  Fortunately, their claims did not build sufficient traction to allow them to take any sort of action.
  • The left started the racist narrative almost immediately when Obama began his campaign.  The objective?  Frame any opposition to his policies as racism.  This narrative has continued until this day.
  • Starting with the MIAC Report, the government has been defining any opposition to the “progressive” with domestic terrorism, racism, and the like.  Note that this report was largely referenced from the SPLC.
  • After the MIAC report was widely denounced, and withdrawn, I predicted that the same information would be parroted by DHS. I’m not claiming any prescience; it was simply a predictable move, as a narrative must be repeated in order to be effective.
  • The infamous DHS report parroted the same points as the MIAC Report.  Even though DHS was forced to admit that nothing had actually happened, they stuck to their guns so to speak.
  • Then, the MSM predicted violence at the Tea Parties.  Then, they overlooked leftist violence, not only at the Tea Parties, but at other protests as well.
  • Then came the infamous MSNBC “gun video” in which a man was observed carrying what appears to be an AR 15.  The MSNBC talking heads proclaimed it a sure sign of racism and impending violence.  Of course, the only showed the gun, and neglected, intentionally, to show that the man carrying the gun was not only black, but also quite welcome at the event.
  • Over the last year, there were several acts of violence, especially the man who flew his private plane into a government building.  The claims that he was a right-winger came almost immediately, until, that is, that it was discovered that he was an anti-capitalist.
  • Then, there was the case of the ‘OMG right wing militia,” who, as it turns out, was shunned by actual militia groups.  That story died when it was disclosed that a government agent/ informant was actually the one planning or encouraging violence (sound familiar?).
  • As for the very latest, there are some in the MSM and among the lefty bloggers, which are blaming Glenn Beck for the gun battle between Byron Williams and elements of the CHP and Oakland PD.  Williams, a convicted bank robber, did the following.

GROVELAND, CA – The mother of a Groveland man who opened fire on California Highway Patrol officers during a traffic stop in Oakland early Sunday said her son was upset with the government and had a difficult time rebuilding his life following a prison term.

Janice Williams said Sunday that she had not been contacted by authorities Sunday following the early morning shootout on Interstate Highway 580 between a body-armored man carrying multiple weapons and CHP officers.

But Williams said she knew the gunman was her son, 45-year-old Byron Williams.

“I have no doubt it is him,” Williams said. “I looked in my driveway. My truck was gone, and then went to my gun safe and my guns were gone.”

CHP officers say the license plate of the white Toyota pickup truck stopped for speeding and weaving through traffic at the Harrison Street on-ramp to 580 just after midnight Sunday morning did belong to Janice Williams. CHP Sgt. Trent Cross eventually confirmed Williams was the gunman late Sunday afternoon.

As officers approached the truck, they saw firearms in the vehicle and gunfire was exchanged as the officers moved back to their car and called for backup, Cross said.

Now, this is how the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank discussed the same event.,,

When California Highway Patrol officers stopped him on an interstate in Oakland for driving erratically, Byron Williams, wearing body armor, fired at police with a 9mm handgun, a shotgun and a .308-caliber rifle with armor-piercing bullets, Oakland police say. Shot and captured after injuring two officers, Williams, on parole for bank robbery, told investigators that he wanted “to start a revolution” by “killing people of importance at the Tides Foundation and the ACLU,” according to a police affidavit. His mother, Janice, told the San Francisco Chronicle that her son had been watching television news and was upset by “the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items.”

But what television news show could have directed the troubled man’s ire toward the obscure Tides Foundation, which sounds as if it’s dedicated to oceanography, or perhaps laundry detergent, but which is in fact a nonprofit that claims to support “sustainability, better education, solutions to the AIDS epidemic and human rights”?

A week after the incident, the mystery was solved. “Tides was one of the hardest things that we ever tried to explain, and everyone told us that we couldn’t,” Fox News host Glenn Beck told his radio listeners on Monday. “The reason why the blackboard” — the prop Beck uses on his TV show to trace conspiracies — “really became what the blackboard is, is because I was trying to explain Tides and how all of this worked.” Beck accuses Tides of seeking to seize power and destroy capitalism, and he suggests that a full range of his enemies on the left all have “ties to the Tides Center.” On Monday, he savored the fact that “no one knew what Tides was until the blackboard.”

She ended the article with this…

Beck has prophesied darkly to his millions of followers that we are reaching “a point where the people will have exhausted all their options. When that happens, look out.” One night on Fox, discussing the case of a man who killed 10 people, Beck suggested such things were inevitable. “If you’re a conservative, you are called a racist, you want to starve children,” he said. “And every time they do speak out, they are shut down by political correctness. How do you not have those people turn into that guy?”

Here’s one idea: Stop encouraging them.

Again, as you see, the narrative continues.

So, I think I’ve laid the foundation to say that the  “progressives” have been building a narrative.   That foundation, of course, features the claim that Conservatives are not only racists, but also potential terrorists.  No matter what happens, they return to the

That is one of the ingredients of the Reichstag Fire scenario.  The other is the willingness to stage something.  If they cannot encourage someone to cause a massacre or other infamous crime, they will have to stage one.  Have folks from the left staged crimes, or other events before?  Read on…

Kindly consider this from Michelle Malkin…

I called out GOP fake hate crime perpetrator Ashley Todd last year and have documented a long list of hoax crimes across party, racial, and gender lines for nearly two decades.

 

So, the latest case of so-called progressives vandalizing a Democrat headquarters in Denver comes as no surprise. And neither does the initial attempt by Colorado Democrats to blame “hate” by “the other side” and to shamelessly tie the crime to town hall protesters.

Another non-surprise: Schwenkler was paid by the SEIU-related front group CCC, according to Colorado blogger El Presidente.

And here is another, from the master himself.

“Alinsky himself employed this method, quite deviously. Alinsky biographer, Sanford D. Horwitt provides an anecdote using precisely this same diabolical tactic to deceive the people. From Horwitt’s Let Them Call Me Rebel:

“…in the spring of 1972, at Tulane University…students asked Alinsky to help plan a protest of a scheduled speech by George H. W. Bush, then U.S. representative to the United Nations – a speech likely to include a defense of the Nixon administration’s Vietnam War policies. The students told Alinsky they were thinking about picketing or disrupting Bush’s address. That’s the wrong approach, he rejoined, not very creative – and besides causing a disruption might get them thrown out of school. He told them, instead, to go to hear the speech dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan, and whenever Bush said something in defense of the Vietnam War, they should cheer and wave placards reading, ‘The KKK supports Bush.’ And that is what they did, with very successful, attention-getting results.”

Also, we see that groups allied with the administration aren’t afraid to send infiltrators into the Tea Parties to discredit it.

And, we see that the tolerant and kind “progressives” aren’t afraid to do something, and then blatantly lie to the police about it….

So, where does this leave us?  I’d say that we have two patterns here.  The first is the propaganda that prepares the public to believe a certain set of “facts.”  The second is the willingness to stage events or crimes to “prove” the propaganda.  My fear is that these two will converge.

We are dealing with a political ideology that does not believe in truth, debate, or even reality.  Their objective is victory, and they aren’t afraid to lie, or even commit crimes to achieve their ends.  If a faction, like SEIU goons, or some other group, decided to stage an serious crime, like a bombing, and managed to pull it off, the other side of the equation is all too eager to blame it on talk radio, FOX News, and bloggers.  We already have documented that many in the administration would like to regulate bloggers, or the content of news broadcasts.  As we have seen in other nations, that regulation usually consists of banning any information that runs counter to the state.  To achieve control over the flow of information has always been a goal for the left.  What better way to achieve that than to “prove” your narrative to be “correct?”

I freely admit that this is conjecture on my part.  It just strikes me that these two factors have been in operation for some time.  Combine that with historical precedent, and it becomes a scary scenario waiting to happen.  Whenever there is a group that believes that the ends justify the means, you have a recipe for disaster and totalitarianism.  I hope that they are not able to encourage an unstable individual to do something terrible.  I also hope that they don’t decide to do it themselves.

 

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