The American Kafir

2011/11/19

Hundreds of Muslims Pray in New York Park, March to NYPD Headquarters in Protest

The below article is posted on The Blaze. It is very common for the Islamic Terrorists using Friday for attacking their targets, especially after the Friday Mosque Prayers. Below are links and dates showing this pattern., not only Infidel’s but Muslim’s as well. I could continue adding more to the list but my point can be made with what I show below, try it yourself, do a search for “Terrorist Attack”, then note the day the attack occurs. Walt

November 28 2008 Videos of Mumbai attack November 28 2008 and Analysis: Mumbai attack differs from past terror strikes

June 12 2009 Senior Sunni lawmaker shot dead outside mosque after prayers

November 5 2010 Terrorists attack Juma congregation in Darra, Isha prayer

April 15 2011 Suicide Bombing at the Police Mosque in Cirebon, Indonesia

August 19 2011 Bomb kills 40, injures more than 100 during Friday prayers

September 23 2011 ‘Car Accident’ Was Terror Attack

October 28 2011 Terrorist attack outside US Embassy in Bosnia

November 4 2011 At least 65 die in Nigerian terrorist attacks

Hundreds of Muslims Pray in New York Park, March to NYPD Headquarters in Protest

Written By Tiffany Gabbay

NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) — Hundreds of Muslims prayed in a lower Manhattan park and marched to New York Police headquarters Friday to protest a decade of police infiltrating mosques and spying on Muslim neighborhoods.

Bundled in winter clothes, men and women knelt as the call to prayer echoed off the cold stone of government buildings.

“Being Muslim does not negate our nationality,” Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid told the crowd of about 500 gathered in Foley Square, not far from City Hall and local courthouses. “We are unapologetically Muslim and uncompromisingly American.”

The demonstration was smaller and more subdued than the Occupy Wall Street protests that led to clashes with police and made headlines worldwide. Police wore windbreakers, not riot gear, and protesters called for improved relations with police.

“We want for you to respect us,” Abdur-Rashid said, “and we will respect you.”

It was the first organized opposition to the NYPD’s intelligence tactics since an Associated Press investigation revealed widespread spying programs that documented every aspect of Muslim life in New York. Police infiltrated mosques and student groups. Plainclothes officers catalogued Middle Eastern restaurants and their clientele. Analysts built databases on Arab cab drivers and monitored Muslims who changed their names.

“Had this been happening to any other religious group, all of America would be outraged,” said Daoud Ibraheem, 73, a retired graphic artist from Brooklyn.

Following the prayer service, the Muslims – joined by about 50 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators – crowded the sidewalk for the short walk to the large police headquarters building known as One Police Plaza. They stayed only briefly, chanting for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s ouster, before returning to Foley Square.

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2011/11/13

Rep. Womick: We can’t have Muslims in our military

Rep. Womick: We can’t have Muslims in our military

Anti-Sharia conference speakers praise TN laws

Written by Travis Loller

NASHVILLE — Speakers at a conference of conservative activists that focused on the threat of Islamic extremism in America on Friday praised Tennessee for being at the forefront of legislative efforts to fight it.

Christopher Holton of the Center for Security Policy said Tennessee was the first state in the nation to pass “American laws for American courts” legislation. This bars states from enforcing foreign laws, in settings such as family court, if their imposition would violate a person’s constitutional rights.

While several of the speakers differentiated between Islamic extremists and other Muslims, not all did. State Rep. Rick Womick,R-Murfreesboro, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, drew a standing ovation when he said, “We cannot have Muslims in our military because we cannot trust them.”

Holton also spoke of legislative efforts in the pipeline. They include a ban on female genital mutilation. “Some people ask why we need a law on this and say it should be covered under child abuse, but we think this is one place where we need to put a fine point on it,” he said.

And he spoke in support of a law that would make it illegal for state pension funds to invest in any foreign company that does business in Iran, saying that 21 other states already have done so. It already is illegal for U.S. companies to do business in Iran.

About 500 people attended the “Constitution or Sharia?” conference at Cornerstone Church in Nashville. The one-day conference had been planned for the Hutton Hotel until that business cancelled the contract out of concerns about the program content.

Event sponsors include the center, the Liberty University School of Law, the Religious Freedom Coalition, the Tennessee Freedom Coalition, the U.S. Justice Foundation and World Net Daily.

The gathering was billed as a “working conference” that would give participants ideas on how to fight Islamic extremism locally. It is premised on the idea that some Muslims want to turn America into an Islamic theocracy by imposing Sharia law either by stealth or force.

David Yerushalmi, an attorney who spoke to the group in a pre-recorded video, suggested that the lawyers in the group should follow the example of the American Civil Liberties Union in using the courts to change the law, policies and behaviors and
to grab the public’s attention.

Yerushalmi, who is general counsel for the Washington-based nonprofit Center for Security Policy, spoke of suing the Council
on American-Islamic Relations in order to make the group consider whether any action it takes will result in a time-consuming and costly lawsuit.

“We want to make them modify their behavior, the same way that we, the good guys, have to do,” he said.

“Lawfare is one of the most effective tools we have.”

Rick Scarborough, founder of Vision America, which seeks to mobilize pastors in the service of promoting Judeo-Christian values, had another suggestion for the group.

“The greatest grassroots opportunity of all is to get your pastor involved,” he said.

2011/11/03

Iran’s growing presence in region (Latin America) a menace

Source Article Link: Miami Herald

Iran’s growing presence in region a menace

BY MATTHEW LEVITT

www.washingtoninstitute.org

Quirky though it was, U.S. officials are convinced that the recently exposed plot to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador to Washington was the work of the vaunted Quds Force, the special operations branch of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC). As policymakers consider how best to respond to Iran’s increasingly dangerous behavior they should look first to our own back yard south of the border.

To be sure, this plot demands a response. Pointing to the 1983 and 1984 Beirut bombings, the CIA reported in 1987 that “many Iranian leaders use this precedent as proof that terrorism can break U.S. resolve” and view “sabotage and terrorism as an important option in its confrontation with the United States in the Persian Gulf.” It is critical that the United States and the international community take concrete steps in response to the planned assassination of a foreign ambassador in the U.S. capitol to signal the international community’s resolve to confront Iranian state sponsorship of terrorism.

One step the United States and its allies could pursue would send a strong message to Tehran and at the same time have a tangible impact on U.S. security: Press allies to restrict the size of Iranian missions to the minimum needed to conduct official business. Over the past few years, Iran has vastly expanded its presence in South and Central America, opening new missions and populating them with far more people than required for normal diplomatic duties.

Consider the finding of Argentine officials investigating the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires by Hezbollah operatives working in tandem with Iranian intelligence agents. Argentine intelligence discovered that prior to his posting in Buenos Aires, Iranian Ambassador Hadi Soleimanpour served as chargé d’affaires and then Ambassador in Spain from 1985 to 1989. “During this period,” investigators determined, “Soleimanpour was instructed by the Iranian government to take charge of the collaboration of a group of five residents of Spain with a view to providing Pasdaran (IRGC) with support in the event a reprisal action was carried out against the U.S. and Israel.” He engaged in similar activities in Argentina, according to prosecutors.

A few weeks after the 1994 AMIA bombing, the State Department’s coordinator for counterterrorism expressed concern that Iranian embassies in the region were stacked with larger than necessary numbers of diplomats, some of whom were believed to be intelligence agents and terrorist operatives: “We are sharing information in our possession with other States about Iranian diplomats, Iranian terrorist leaders who are posing as diplomats, so that nations will refuse to give them accreditation, or if they are already accredited, to expel them. We have had some success in that respect, but we have not always succeeded.”

Amazingly, Iran’s intelligence penetration of South America has expanded significantly since the AMIA bombing.

Five years later, the commander of U.S. Southern Command indicated the Iranian presence in the region had grown still larger by expanding the number of embassies in the region from just a handful to 12 missions by 2010. Taken together with other developments, such as the now regular flights between Tehran and Caracas, Venezuela, which law enforcement officials have taken to calling “Aero Terror,” Iran’s increased presence in the southern half of the Western Hemisphere presents a clear and present danger to U.S. security.

According to press reports, the Quds Force plot to murder the Saudi ambassador may have also included plans to target Saudi or Israeli diplomats in Argentina. To execute the attack in Washington, the Quds Force apparently approved a plan to subcontract the attack to someone tied to a Mexican drug cartel.

Now is the time for the United States to galvanize allies and collectively press our friends south of the border to severely restrict the size of Iran’s diplomatic missions to the minimum needed to conduct official business. Such action is not only an appropriate response to Iran’s clear disregard for the Vienna Convention and its protections for international diplomats, it would also have an immediate impact on U.S. and regional security.

Matthew Levitt, former Treasury deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis, directs the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.

2011/10/28

PDF Copy of Flier Found at Occupy Phoenix Ponders: ‘When Should You Shoot A Cop?’ Also Bulletin Issued by Arizona Counter-Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC)

This is the same group Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are endorsing. This is the same Barack Obama who asked about the Republicans who would not accept his second stimulus plan disguised as another “Jobs Bill” and made this statement “Are they against putting teachers and police officers and firefighters back on the job?” Now who really is against the Police????????? W

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2011/10/17

Iran and the Cartels

Source Article Link: Family Security Matters

Iran and the Cartels

Drug routes are opportunities for terror.

Written By Colonel Kenneth Allard (US Army, ret.)

Like Claude Rains in Casablanca, official Washington and its quasi-official media resonators were shocked, shocked, that Iran tried to hire the Mexican drug cartels for a hit on the Saudi ambassador to the United States, reportedly offering $1.5 million and even wiring a down-payment of $100,000.

Attorney General Eric Holder, facing subpoenas and nasty questions from Congress over his department’s dubious program of selling firearms to those same cartels, quickly credited the FBI with detecting the Iranian plot. But unnamed law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times that the news took them by surprise:

“Initially, our reaction was, ‘This doesn’t make sense. Prove to me this is really possible’” . . . [The Iranian military’s own] Quds Force, he added, was viewed as “the A Team,” and “the tradecraft here seemed inconsistent with the high standards that we have seen previously.”

In a series of statements, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pronounced herself equally baffled while vowing — as usual — to hold Iran fully accountable.

But the truly shocking thing is that anyone was surprised, much less shocked. These are dots that could have been connected by anyone not blinded by inattention, agency agendas, or a worldview reflecting preferences rather than facts. The basics:

  1. Whether Iran’s intentions resulted from central planners or rogue elements is irrelevant. Assassinating diplomats in any country is an act of war against the host country as well as the diplomats’ home country.
  2. Iran’s actions here are consistent not only with its sorry record of contravening human rights and international law, but also with its well-documented use of covert forces. The regime has constantly used such methods to extend its influence and to strike directly at lesser rivals as well as the greater Satans.
  3. The Mexican drug cartels are the only group that may be more professional and lethal than the Quds Force. The cartels preside over a logistical empire extending from just south of my San Antonio home to nationwide outlets as close as your neighborhood 7-11. If you seek to do serious harm to the United States, they’re an excellent choice thanks to the scope and reach of their networks, just as Hertz and Avis make a good choice for car rentals.

In the media’s sensational coverage of this story, you may have noticed a strange connection with Texas. The expatriate Iranian national at the center of plot has ties from Corpus Christi to the Austin suburbs, where large Iranian-immigrant populations now enjoy lifestyles unimaginable under the ayatollahs. But demographic changes affect lots of other things and, several years ago, I noticed some interesting connections.

In Afghanistan, we see the closest but oddest of couplings — Taliban religious extremists providing security and protection for opium producers. Could something similar be occurring here? Despite the studied indifference of the media establishment, the Rio Grande is the front line in a deadly shooting war, with Texas Rangers and local law-enforcement authorities daily engaging the cartels. Known cartel capabilities include drug tunnels, ultra-light aircraft and, recently, even a medieval trebuchet. Automatic weapons, high-tech radios, and GPS systems are just some of the others.

That system’s main purpose is to provide security for the $14–30 billion in drugs that, according to a National Drug Intelligence Center estimate, the cartels move north to over 200 U.S. cities each year. But the growing military sophistication of cartels such as Los Zetas — they recruit from elite Mexican military units — has already attracted admiration elsewhere. In June 2009, U.S. counterterrorism officials authenticated an al-Qaeda recruiting video boasting that the drug tunnels were the best way to smuggle biological weapons: “Four pounds of anthrax in a suitcase . . . carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S. are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour . . . if properly spread in population centers.”

Recruiting videos are notorious for exaggerated claims. But as I documented using open-source intelligence in the January 2010 issue of the national-security journal Orbis, well-established drug routes could in fact easily transport weapons of terror. As I further noted, “the growing presence of the cartels . . . provides the [terror] networks with manpower, financial and intelligence resources dwarfing the capabilities of most local law enforcement agencies.”

There was no official response from the U.S. intelligence community, which tends to disdain open-source intelligence. But the preferred worldview of that community fully reflects administration priorities. President Obama downplayed border concerns during a May speech in El Paso. The traveling White House media kluge never mentioned the irony that his speech was delivered within earshot of the building where law-enforcement raiders uncovered an arsenal of cartel weaponry, including machine guns, grenades, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

So what does open-source intelligence have to say about those shifting demographics, in and around our borders? Quite a lot, actually. There is a growing population of Middle Eastern immigrants in key regions throughout Latin America, including Brazil, Panama, and Peru, as well as Iranian proxies in Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela. In April 2009, Adm. James Stavridis, then commander of our southern forces, warned that the terrorist group Hezbollah was involved in regional drug trafficking. In 2010, another DOD report warned that the Quds group was active in Latin America, possibly reflecting earlier Iranian statements that “our presence in Latin America was a very wise move.”

But what may concern you most of all was the discovery in January 2011of one of those subtle indicators (possibly even a definitive signature) that real intelligence officers live for: an Iranian suicide manual discarded in the Arizona desert near a regular route used for drug smuggling. Now if you like connecting the dots, why would you be shocked by Iranian assassination plots involving Mexican cartels? Why would you even be surprised?

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Col. Ken Allard (U.S Army, Ret.) rose from draftee to Dean of the National War College. A prolific writer and a former NBC News military analyst, he continues to seve in San Antonio Texas. He is the author of WARHEADS. This article appeared earlier in National Review Online. Email: WARHEADS6@aol.com.

2011/10/16

Syrian operations against regime opponents in the USA

Source Link: Internet Haganah

Syrian operations against regime opponents in the USA

A grand jury in Alexandria, VA, has returned a 6 count indictment against Mohamad Anas Haitham Soueid. (PDF Copy Below The Article)

Highlights of the indictment:

  • USA alleges Soueid is a Syrian intelligence officer.
  • It is clear from the indictment that there were others in the US who were actively assisting Soueid in his work.
  • Soueid & Co. infiltrated at least one anti-regime group in the USA and acquired what amounts to their membership list.
  • Soueid & Co. conducted surveillance of anti-regime demonstrations with the aim of identifying participants and provided all such data collected to the Syrian intelligence apparatus.
  • At all times Soueid acted under the direction of and maintained contact with ranking Syrian intelligence officials, not to mention at least one individual at the Washington, DC embassy.

The indictment is not without its humorous moments, such as this:

There is also a rather less funny element to the charges against Soueid, namely his purchase of a handgun and three boxes of ammo.

It’s not unreasonable to suspect that individual anti-regime activists in the USA were to be assassinated. Note that Soueid returned from Damascus on/about July 6, 2011, and purchased the firearm on 11 July, 2011. Of particular interest were Syrians who had filed suit against a Syrian government official not named in the indictment, but likely Ambassador Imad Moustapha:

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2011/10/12

Leftists Claim Fire Bombs

Source Article Link: Spiegel
H/T Internet Haganah

Leftists Claim Fire Bombs

Police Foil Attack on Berlin’s Central Station

Photo Gallery: Fire Bombs Found in Berlin Train Tunnel
DAPD
Police safely removed several fire bombs found in a tunnel near Berlin’s main train station on Monday. The foiled attack came after a fire set along the line between the capital and Hamburg Deutsch caused major disruption to rail traffic.

German police foiled a planned arson attack on Berlin’s main railway station on Monday and said a statement by left-wing extremists claiming responsibility Seemed authentic.

Explosives experts removed seven petrol bombs equipped with detonators that time had been found by a railway worker in a tunnel leading into the station.

The discovery followed in arson attack on signaling equipment along a rail line in the state of Brandenburg, Which surrounds the Deutsch capital, at around 4 pm The cable fire caused severe delays to local trains and to the mainline service between Berlin and Hamburg, railway operator German railway said.

Thousands of commuters and travelers were affected by delays and cancellations as a result of the attack in Brandenburg and the discovery of the devices in Berlin.

A statement calling itself left-wing group claimed responsibility for the Hekla fire bombs in Berlin online. The group condemned the army’s mission in Afghanistan Deutsch and Demanded the release of imprisoned U.S. soldier Bradley Manning , accused by the U.S. military of having leaked information to Wikileaks.

Possible Connection to May Arson

Police said they were not familiar with Hekla, Which is also the name of an Islenska volcano. There is a possible link with a similar arson attack that caused severe disruption to local train services in Berlin’s May The name of an Islenska volcano which therefore featured in the statement of responsibility issued after the May attack, local newspaper Tagesspiegel reported.

Police said railway passengers would not have been in danger if the bombs had gone off in Berlin on Monday, although the resulting damage to signaling equipment would have caused major problems.

German railway said it will take until Tuesday morning to repair the damaged line in Brandenburg between the stations of Brieselang and Finkenkrug. Delays of up to threequarters of an hour were likely for trips between Berlin and Hamburg until Wednesday because trains have to be rerouted, they said.

Berlin has also seen to increase in arson attacks on cars this year.

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2011/03/11

Obama Admin Accused of Ignoring Hyde Amendment on Abortion Funding

Source Link: Life News

Written by Steven Ertelt | LifeNews.com |

A pro-life group that uncovered how the University of North Carolina was requiring students to pay for abortions under a student health care plan says the Obama administration may be ignoring the Hyde Amendment.

Last year, Students for Life of America discovered that the UNC System was automatically enrolling their students in a health care plan that covered elective abortions. After working with UNC students and leading an effective grassroots campaign, SFLA forced the UNC Administration to modify its policy and allow students to “opt-out” of the abortion coverage.

After the expose’ and the followup actions, SFLA president Kristan Hawkins said she was worried that federal funds could have been involved in paying for the abortions, contravening federal law under the Hyde Amendment.

“Federal grant money is directed to accredited colleges and universities from U.S. taxpayers through the Federal Student Aid Program. Student eligibility for federal grants is determined by the difference in the student’s ability to pay and the total “cost of attendance” for the school. This amount equals the student’s eligibility for federal funds,” she explained at the time.

“As stated by the UNC System: the cost of their abortion health care plan, if the student chooses to keep abortion in their plan, is added to the student’s “cost of attendance” calculation. This in turn, increases the student’s need for federal funds,” Hawkins said. “Because of this increase in need, additional federal funds could be directed to a student to help cover this increase in cost.”

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx of North Carolina sent the Department of Education a letter in October asking Obama administration officials if they were aware of the abortion coverage included in the University of North Carolina System’s mandatory student health care policy and if they could prove that taxpayer funds were not paying for the abortion coverage.

On February 15, the U.S. Department of Education answered the letter. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrote, “…the Department has not issued any regulations, guidance, or other official policy with regard to the Hyde amendment, nor has the Department relayed any information regarding the Hyde Amendment to colleges and universities that participate in the Title IV and HEA programs.”

That prompts more concerns for Hawkins.

“The Department of Education is not upholding federal law which clearly states that taxpayer money is not to be used to pay for elective abortions,” she told LifeNews.com yesterday. “By not providing oversight, the Department of Education is allowing taxpayer money to fund elective student abortions at the University of North Carolina as well as in dozens of others universities across the country. Abortion is not health care and should not be a pre-requisite for learning.”

Hawkins is also worried that the potential violations could be occurring at other federally-funded colleges and universities.

In January, SFLA released a health care study (PDF Copy is below) )of the 200 largest universities in the United States. Of the 200 schools, 194 had school-sponsored health care plans for students. Eighty-six (44%) of the 194 school sponsored plans covered elective abortions, and 38 schools automatically enrolled their students in an abortion health care plan.

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2011/03/10

Congressional GOP Push Back Against Obama’s New Gitmo Policy

Source Link: Human Events

Written By Emily Miller

Congressional Republicans are pushing legislation in response to President Obama’s dictate on Monday that gives more legal rights to the accused terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.  The Congress was not consulted by the White House before an Executive Order was made to restart military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay, which did not address the larger legal and national security issues related to the military prison.

“We have serious concerns about the substance of President Obama’s executive sanction order creating a new review procedure for the Guantanamo detainees,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R.-Calif.) on Tuesday.  “We will be introducing legislation dealing with the most significant problems raised by the executive order and other detainee-related issues.”

One day after Obama unilaterally determined U.S. policy on suspected terrorists detailed at Guantanamo Bay, McKeon sped up announcing legislation to redress the mistakes made in the administration’s policy.  The Detainee Security Act of 2011 would counter the White House order and put into law policies for handling the detainees and protection from terrorists.

On his second day in the White House in January 2009, Obama put out an Executive Order that he would close Guantanamo Bay’s prison for holding those captured in the War on Terror.  Obama attempted to move the accused terrorists to the U.S. for civilian trials, which met extreme backlash from Congress and the public.  As a result, Obama was forced to restart the military trials of the detainees who are still held at the base in Cuba.

“President Obama made a commitment in 2009 to come together and create a path forward with Congress.  Unfortunately, that has not happened,” McKeon said.

“Instead, the White House did the exact opposite yesterday by emphasizing executive authority and leveling significant criticism toward Congress, calling our actions ‘dangerous,’ “ McKeon continued.  “What I believe is dangerous is terrorists who wish to harm the Untied States.”

In response to Obama’s announced new policy on Monday, McKeon’s committee released legislation at a hastily arranged press conference.  McKeon stood with six members of the House Armed Services Committee, Mac Thornberry (R.-Tex.), Randy Forbes (R.-Va.), Rob Wittman (R.-Va.), Tom Rooney (R.-Fla.), Bobby Schilling (R.-Ill.) and Tim Griffin (R.-Ark.).

The legislation announced will keep Guantanamo Bay open, ban the alleged terrorists from coming to U.S. soil, block funding for any facility in the U.S. for the detainees, affirm that military law is in effect for al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and terrorist networks, control release of detainees to other countries so that they cannot return to the battlefield, and directly oppose the new legal rights bestowed on the detainees by Obama.

The “Detainee Security Act” would ban any current or future detainees at Guantanamo Bay from being brought to the United States.  Also, the bill would put new restrictions into law to prevent detainees from being released to third countries that do not have adequate security to keep them from returning to terrorist cells.

“Our legislation would prohibit those detainees from being transferred into the United States, that would be put in law,” said Wittman.  “But it would also clearly define how we make sure that those countries which we might have agreements with to transfer the detainees aren’t places where they can reenter terrorism or the battlefield.”

Over the past two years, Obama has attempted to move the detainees to the U.S. to be tried in civilian courts, including to a prison in Illinois.  The Republican bill would prohibit any federal funding for facilities in the U.S. to house Guantanamo detainees.

“We will specifically stop funding for the construction or modification of any facilities inside the United States to house Gitmo detainees.  In other words, this legislation would mean no detainees in Thompson, Illinois, or anywhere in the United States,” said Schilling, who is from Illinois.

The bill also requires that the detainees must be held in military custody in order to use them for intelligence purposes.  McKeon said, “The law of war detention is a critical tool necessary to neutralize terrorists and obtain valuable intelligence.”

The House bill directly counters Obama’s Executive Order on Monday, which gave numerous new legal rights for the suspected terrorists to have their detention reviewed repeatedly.  Under the Republican bill, detainees would not be allowed to have a lawyer for any administrative review and requires that any recommendation resulting from such a review be made by a military officer.

“The Gitmo detainees already enjoy unlimited access to attorneys and are able to take full advantage of the federal courts.  We do not need to create yet another layer of review so that their lawyers can drag their cases through endless litigating during this time of war,” said Rooney, a former member of the Army JAG Corps.

Furthermore, the bill reiterates that these are prisoners of war and should be judged by military tribunals, not civilian courts.

“This bill makes it clear that we are engaged in a continuing armed conflict and the President is authorized to detain those who are a part of, or supporting, al-Qaeda, Taliban, and associated forces engaged in hostilities against the United States,” said Thornberry.  “We think this is important to put into law.”

Also, the bill ensures that the military, not the Department of Justice, conducts the interrogations of the prisoners.

“Our military and intelligence communities, not the Department of Justice, should be leading our law of war detention and intelligence-gathering efforts.  The Department of Justice should not be in charge of determining the national security threat that an individual poses or their potential intelligence value,” said Rooney.

McKeon said that he is working closely with Senators John McCain (R.-Ariz.) and Lindsay Graham (R.-S.C.), who are drafting similar legislation.  Both the House and Senate Republicans are outraged that Obama did not consult Congress before making these policies with Executive Orders.  McKeon said that the bill will either come to the House floor as a stand-alone bill or be included in his “Defense Authorization Act”  bill, which is scheduled for a vote in May.

The freshman Schilling noted at the press conference that the American people voted to put 87 new Republicans in the House, who should have input into the Guantanamo Bay policies.

“I always asked during the campaign, ‘Why are we closing Gitmo?’  And ‘Will it make America any safer by bringing some of the world’s most terrible people here?’ ’’ said Schilling.  “I’m confident that this bill will ensure that these terrorists will be dealt with in the best interest of the United States.”


Miss Miller is a senior editor of HUMAN EVENTS. Previously, she served as the Deputy Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of State and the Communications Director for the House Majority Whip. Miller also served as an Associate Producer at ABC News and started her career at NBC News. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

2011/03/08

Mexico Security Memo: March 8, 2011

Source Link: Stratfor

Massive Methamphetamine Seizure

Three junior officers of the Mexican military and 10 enlisted men were arrested at a military checkpoint just south of Tijuana, Baja California state, March 3 after they were found in possession of 928 kilograms of methamphetamine and 30 kilograms of cocaine.

While corruption is rampant across Mexico’s law enforcement sector, it is far less common for Mexican military personnel to be linked to the drug cartels. This is due in part to the military being an arm of the Mexican federal government and not subject to frequent budgetary shortfalls that tend to make state and municipal police more susceptible to bribery. The Mexican army also was not heavily involved in counter-cartel operations until mid-2008, but as it has become more involved in the fight against the cartels, the cartels have responded by increasing their recruitment of military personnel.

Based on data provided by the U.S. Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, the estimated street value of the methamphetamine seized March 3 is $81,401,000. The estimated street value of the seized cocaine is $2,212,500. The sheer value of the shipment would explain why the cartel that owned it chose to use active-duty soldiers to guard it instead of traditional cartel gunmen, even though it would cost the cartel more to use the soldiers for such a task. And the consequences of such a loss will likely be severe for whomever is deemed responsible. A thorough “mole hunt” is no doubt being conducted by the cartel to find and kill any individuals who may have provided the intelligence that made the seizure possible.

Given the high value of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, shipments are normally kept smaller than the one seized on March 3. That the shipment was so large indicates the organization moving it was either confident it would get through or very desperate. The cartel to which the drugs belonged has yet to be identified, but it could have been La Familia Michoacana (LFM), which has tended to specialize in synthetic-drug production. The organization has fragmented since leader Nazario “El Mas Loco” Moreno Gonzalez was killed Dec. 10 in a federal police operation. As a result, LFM labs may have slowed or ceased production since the beginning of 2011, in which case the 928 kilograms of methamphetamine could have been the last of La Familia’s inventory. If the shipment was a “Hail Mary pass” by LFM, its seizure is likely to severely impact the remnants of the organization.

The dominant cartel along the U.S.-Mexico border is the Sinaloa Federation, which has the wherewithal to put together a shipment of this size — and the confidence that its network could safely move the shipment into Tijuana. Sinaloa would be able to absorb a loss of this magnitude without being crippled, but the loss would hurt — and retribution for it would be swift.

Violence in Durango

Metropolitan Durango saw a significant uptick in violence between Feb. 28 and March 3. According to STRATFOR sources, the media in Durango state have been threatened into silence by the cartels and apparently will not report any violence not already revealed publically by the state government. Notwithstanding this press blackout, several STRATFOR sources reported as many as a dozen gun battles or attacks in Durango last week that left 20 confirmed dead, including at least two police officers, and 12 wounded, one of whom was a bystander. Sources also reported approximately eight incidents that resulted in at least 10 people missing or kidnapped, including six Durango law enforcement officers from the Direccion de Investigacion de Delito department.

Two attacks March 3 seemed to specifically target members of the Mennonite community in the San Juan del Rio neighborhood of Durango city. The first two victims were shot as they drove into San Juan del Rio. Minutes later, gunmen attacked another group of Mennonites entering the same neighborhood. Five victims were hospitalized with gunshot wounds, and no deaths were reported. Welders and craftsmen in northern Mexico’s Mennonite communities are known to fabricate containers and means of concealment for contraband shipments for drug cartels. It is not known whether the Mennonites attacked in Durango had direct connections to Mennonite fabrication shops working for the cartels in the border zone or if there were any other variables in play.

Durango straddles the main route between the port of Mazatlan and the border plaza of Juarez, and whoever controls Durango can control the flow of contraband along the route. The Sinaloa Federation’s battle with the rival Vicente Carrillo Fuentes organization for control of Juarez has extended into Durango, and this latest outbreak of violence may be Sinaloa attempting to solidify its control over the route. Another possibility is that the violence may be a push by Los Zetas to pressure Sinaloa to divert resources from its offensive against the Zetas’ home territory in Tamaulipas.

Considered individually, the events in Durango last week were not overly unusual, but taken together, they could indicate another shift in the power structure. STRATFOR will be watching closely to see if there is a shift under way and what it might mean.

Feb. 28

  • Military authorities announced the arrest of Victor Manuel “El Papirrin” Torres Garcia, the suspected leader of an organized-crime group known as La Resistencia, in Uruapan, Michoacan state.
  • Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two police officers in Hermosillo, Sonora state. The officers were responding to a report of a kidnapping attempt on a woman.
  • Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, killing two men, a woman and a child.
  • Unidentified gunmen shot and killed four ministerial police officers during an ambush in Zumpango del Rio, Guerrero state.

March 1

  • Suspected cartel gunmen used stolen vehicles to set up five roadblocks in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, which security forces quickly cleared.
  • Unidentified gunmen shot and killed Jose Gomez Basurto, the public security director for Tanhuato, Michoacan state, as he drove on the Tanhuato-Yurecuaro highway. One of the director’s bodyguards was injured in the attack.
  • Soldiers and police officers in Tres Valles, Veracruz state, rescued a kidnap victim and arrested three suspected kidnappers.
  • Military authorities announced the discovery of 18 bodies in a mass grave in San Miguel de Totolapan, Guerrero state. Initial reports indicated that up to 70 bodies could be in the grave and surrounding areas.

March 2

  • Unidentified gunmen attacked a convoy carrying Gen. Carlos Bibiano Villa Castillo, the public security director of Torreon, Coahuila state. Two of Villa Castillo’s bodyguards were injured in the attack.
  • Unidentified attackers threw several grenades at a police station in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon state, destroying six police vehicles.

March 3

  • Authorities discovered the dismembered body of an unidentified man in three plastic bags in Montemorelos, Tamaulipas state. The victim’s head was found approximately 15 meters from the body next to a sign bearing an unspecified message.
  • Soldiers in the La Risca neighborhood of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, arrested three suspected members of the Gulf Cartel who allegedly participated in attacks on police officers on March 2.
  • The dismembered body of a man was found on a highway in Los Ramones, Nuevo Leon state. The victim was reportedly a resident of San Isidro.
  • Unidentified gunmen opened fire on city hall in Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon state. No injuries were reported in the attack.
  • Unidentified gunmen in several trucks shot and injured a police officer in a patrol car in the Contry Sol neighborhood of Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon state.
  • Soldiers in Cozumel, Quintana Roo state, arrested Javier Tinoco Acua, the suspected head gunman and route operator for Edgar aka “La Barbie” Valdez Villarreal.

March 4

  • Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a regional police commander outside his home in the La Providencia neighborhood of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco state.
  • Authorities in Saltillo, Coahuila state, reported the deaths of five suspected criminals, one police officer and a civilian in several firefights between authorities and suspected criminal groups. Seven police officers were injured in the incidents.
  • Two dismembered bodies were found in the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood and Miguel Aleman Coast sector of Acapulco, Guerrero state. Two messages signed by the Gulf Cartel also were discovered near a burning vehicle.
  • Federal police officers in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, arrested seven suspected members of La Linea. Several firearms and approximately 12.4 kilograms of marijuana were seized from the suspects.
  • One suspected gunman was shot and killed by police during an attack by unidentified gunmen on a municipal police station in Taxco de Alarcon, Guerrero state.

March 5

  • Unidentified gunmen attacked two police stations in Acapulco, Guerrero state, with small arms and Molotov cocktails. Three police vehicles were damaged in the attacks.
  • Police arrested Julio Cesar Aguilar Garcia, a suspected associate of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Garcia, in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora state. Five other people were arrested with Aguilar.
  • Authorities in San Juan del Rio, Durango state, discovered the body of Narciso Ochoa Ibanez, the public security director of Coneto de Comonfort. Ochoa’s body was found in the trunk of a bullet-riddled police car.
  • Federal police officers arrested Gustavo Arteaga Zaleta, identified as one of the leaders of the Gulf Cartel in San Luis Potosi state. Arteaga was reportedly responsible for criminal activities in the municipality of El Ebano.

March 6

  • The Coahuila state attorney general’s office released Twitter messages warning of several roadblocks in Saltillo set up by unidentified gunmen.
  • Police discovered the bodies of five people in a house in the El Porvenir neighborhood of Pinotepa Nacional municipality in Oaxaca state. Each victim had been shot in the head.

Links:
[1] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20101213-mexico-security-memo-dec-13-2010
[2] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20101218-mexican-drug-wars-bloodiest-year-date
[3] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20100920_mexico_security_memo_sept_20_2010
[4] http://www1.stratfor.com/images/interactive/Mexico_Weekly_03_08_11.html

2011/03/03

United States, Mexico: Presidents Reach Trucking Agreement

IF the United States is to allow Mexican rigs into our country and they MUST adhere to our Safety Regulations how is this going to be enforced? Our Trucking companies must adhere to strict Safety Regulations and are subject to American Law, are we going to enforce our laws on a Mexican owned Trucking company? W

Source Link: Stratfor

Mexican President Felipe Calderon and U.S. President Barack Obama have agreed to a phased-in plan that would authorize both Mexican and U.S. long-haul carriers to engage in cross-border operations, as long as the Mexican trucks meet U.S. safety standards, The Washington Post reported March 3. Negotiating teams are still finalizing the details of the plan and are expected to send an agreement to Congress this spring.

2011/02/10

Debunking Mexican Arms Myth

There is a long and well-documented history of arms smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border, and while the United States is a significant source of certain classes of weapons and ammunition, it is by no means the source of 90 percent of the weapons used by the Mexican cartels, as is commonly asserted. According to a June 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico, some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican authorities in 2008. Of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States. This means that the 87 percent figure frequently cited relates to the number of weapons submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF that could be successfully traced and not from the total number of weapons seized by Mexican authorities or even from the total number of weapons submitted to the ATF for tracing.

Source: http://www.stratfor.com/

2011/02/05

Obama Administration Found In Contempt Over Gulf Drill Ban, Judge Rules

Source: Bloomberg

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

President Barack Obama’s administration first halted offshore exploration in waters deeper than 500 feet in May, after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast led to a subsea blowout of a BP Plc well that spewed more than 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Overly Broad

Feldman overturned the initial ban as overly broad on June 22, after the offshore-drilling industry and Gulf Coast political and business leaders challenged it. U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar said later that day that he would “issue a new order in the coming days that eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities.”

In July, Salazar instituted a second drilling moratorium that was also challenged by an industry lawsuit claiming the ban was harming the Gulf Coast economy, which is heavily dependent on deepwater drilling activities. That ban was rescinded in October, before Feldman could rule on its validity.

Feldman later ruled that enhanced drilling safety rules Salazar imposed to permit companies to resume offshore exploration violated federal law, and he struck down those as well. Opponents of those rules complained to Feldman that regulators were continuing to block the resumption of drilling after Feldman’s rulings.

Wyn Hornbuckle, a Justice Department spokesman, said the government is reviewing yesterday’s ruling. He declined to comment further.

Informal Moratorium

The Offshore Marine Service Association, a group representing offshore service vessels and shipyards, urged the president to end what it called an informal moratorium on offshore drilling.

“President Obama claims to have lifted the Gulf moratorium, yet not a single deepwater permit has been issued in nine months,” Jim Adams, the association’s president, said in a release after the ruling. “As a result, thousands of workers are out of jobs, Americans are paying more for gasoline and heating oil, and our nation is becoming even more dependent on unstable nations for our energy needs.”

Feldman also ordered the government to pay the legal fees of Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC, which filed the initial lawsuit. The company had described the fees as “significant.”

Hornbeck “was put to considerable expense, after Judge Feldman issued the injunction, contending with the government’s litigation posturing and defiance of the court’s order,” Sam Giberga, the company’s general counsel, said today in an e-mail.

“The government was not at liberty to impose its own will after the court struck down the policy,” Giberga said. “The government, like any citizen, had to obey the ruling, even if it didn’t like it.”

The case is Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar, 2:10-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).

To contact the reporter on this story: Laurel Brubaker Calkins in Houston at laurel@calkins.us.com.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David E. Rovella at drovella@bloomberg.net.

2011/01/30

Egyptian Police Redeploying

Filed under: Egypt, Law Enforcement — Tags: , — - @ 8:05 pm
Created Jan 30 2011 – 17:40 

Egyptian Police Redeploying
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Looters outside Abu Zaabel prison in Cairo on Jan. 30

Summary

Egypt’s internal security forces are reportedly redeploying across the country Jan. 30 after abandoning the streets the previous day in a demonstration, showing what chaos would ensue should they be undermined by the military. As the protests show early signs of dwindling, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, who have negotiated a stay in power so far, are likely betting that the protesters, who thus far have been unable to coalesce into a unified group, will clear the streets under pressure. However, serious potential for clashes remain, especially considering hostilities between the army and the police and between the police and protesters. The coming hours will thus tell whether Mubarak’s bet on the opposition was a wise one.

Analysis

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Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly reportedly ordered Egyptian police patrols to redeploy across Egypt during a Jan. 30 meeting with the commanders of the Central Security Forces (CSF) in Nasr city east of Cairo.

The decision to redeploy the internal security forces follows a major confrontation that has played out behind the scenes between the Interior Ministry and the military. The animosity between Egypt’s police and soldiers was amplified Jan. 28 when demonstrators overwhelmed the CSF and plainclothes police and the army stepped in to attempt to restore order.

Fearing that he and his forces were being sidelined, al-Adly was rumored to have ordered the police forces to stay home and leave it to the army to deal with the crisis. Meanwhile, multiple STRATFOR sources reported that many of the plainclothes policemen were involved in a number of the jailbreaks, robberies of major banks, and the spread of attacks and break-ins into high-class neighborhoods that occurred Jan. 29. In addition to allowing the police to blow off steam, the implicit message that the Interior Ministry was sending to the army through these actions was that the cost of undermining the internal security forces was a complete breakdown of law and order in the country that would in turn break the regime.

That message was apparently heard, and, according to STRATFOR sources, the Egyptian military and internal security forces have coordinated a crackdown for the hours ahead in an effort to clear the streets of the demonstrators. The interior minister has meanwhile negotiated his stay for the time being, in spite of widespread expectations that he, seen by many Egyptians as the source of police brutality in the country, would be one of the first ministers that would have to be sacked in order to quell the demonstrations. Instead, both Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and al-Adly, the two main targets of ire for the demonstrators, seem to be betting that they can ride this crisis out and remain in power. So far, the military seems to be acquiescing to these decisions.

The real test for the opposition has thus arrived. In spite of a minor reshuffling of the Cabinet and the military reasserting its authority behind the scenes, Mubarak and al-Adly remain in power. The opposition is unified in its hatred against these individuals, yet divided on most everything else. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist platform, for example, is very different from opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei’s secularist campaign, which explains why no one has been able to assume leadership of the demonstrations. In evaluating the situation on the streets, the regime appears willing to take a gamble that the opposition will not cohere into a meaningful threat and that an iron fist will succeed in putting down this uprising.

Within the next few hours, police and military officials are expected to redeploy in large numbers across major cities, with the CSF taking the first line of defense. Tensions are still running high between the internal security forces and the military, which could lead to serious clashes between the army and police on the streets. The size and scope of the protests appear to be dwindling into the low thousands, though there is still potential for the demonstrations to swell again after protesters rest themselves and wake up to the same government they have been trying to remove. Moreover, as the events of Jan. 28 and 29 illustrated, protesters are far more likely to clash with the CSF than with the military.

A deadly clash in front of the Interior Ministry Jan. 29 demonstrated the varying tensions between the protesters on one side and the military versus the police on the other. According to a STRATFOR source, Al-Adly was attempting to escape the Interior Ministry under heavy protective detail Jan. 29 when he came under attack. The CSF reportedly shot dead three protesters attempting to storm the building. Eyewitness reports later came out claiming that the army had to step in and set up a barrier between the protesters and the CSF to contain the crisis.

The demonstrators are still largely carrying with them the perception that the military is their gateway to a post-Mubarak Egypt and the CSF is representative of the regime they are trying to topple. It remains to be seen how much longer that perception of the military holds. A curfew in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez has been extended from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m. local time. In the hours ahead, it will become clearer whether the redeployment of the internal security forces will contribute to improving security and the government’s control or whether their presence will simply further stoke the flames.


Source URL: http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110130-egyptian-police-redeploying

Links:
[1] http://www.stratfor.com/theme/egypt-unrest
[2] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110129-Egypt-Security-Vacuum
[3] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110129-internal-security-forces-creating-problems-for-egypts-army
[4] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110128-breakdown-egypts-military-and-security-forces
[5] http://www.stratfor.com/analysis/20110129-the-egyptian-unrest-a-special-report

2011/01/29

Security Vacuum in Egypt

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Egyptian protesters stand around tanks deployed in Cairo on Jan. 29

 

Tens of thousands of protesters are gathering Jan. 29 demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in defiance of an army curfew in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez. While a number of uncertainties remain over Egypt’s political future, a security crisis is building in the streets.

Egyptian police and Central Security Forces (CSF) have largely abandoned the streets following the Jan. 28 protests. The CSF represents the backbone of the country’s internal security apparatus. Under Mubarak, this force grew to about 325,000, outnumbering the 300,000-strong army (though two-thirds of the army is made up of conscripts and another 375,000 are considered reserves). The CSF, along with the 60,000-strong National Guard, are specially trained and equipped to deal with riots and insurgencies.

STRATFOR sources have reported that the CSF have become severely demoralized after being overwhelmed by the Jan. 28 protest. The local police and CSF are largely staying at home — perhaps encouraged to do so by outgoing Interior Minister Habib Ibrahim El Adly, who was forced to resign Jan. 28 along with the rest of the Cabinet — and allowing the army to handle the situation.

A great deal of animosity exists between the Egyptian army and the CSF, which gets most of its recruits from Upper Egypt where poverty and illiteracy rates are high. A major source of army-police friction stems from the first CSF rebellion in 1986, when the CSF revolted over long working hours and mistreatment by state authorities. The army had to intervene and crush the rebellion, creating a crisis in relations between the police and the military. The second CSF rebellion came in December 2008 during Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, when many CSF recruits refused to patrol the Rafah Crossing between Sinai and Gaza and instead wanted to invade Gaza to defend the territory against the Israel Defense Forces.

The events of Jan. 28 appear to have broken the will of the CSF and many within the National Guard, who were at the forefront of the crisis, leaving the General Directorate for State Security Investigations (notorious for its repressive interrogation techniques) as the only institution within the internal security apparatus left intact. No personnel from the internal security forces have been seen on the streets Jan. 29. Significantly, the target of the demonstrators remains the internal security forces, and not the military, as demonstrated by a violent attempt by protesters to storm the Interior Ministry on Jan. 29.

With no police on the streets, crime has skyrocketed. Prison outbreaks have been reported across Cairo, and criminals spent the night robbing and destroying banks and shops in the resulting chaos. Several central bank offices have reportedly been attacked across Egypt over the past several hours. A STRATFOR source in Cairo explained how impromptu neighborhood watch groups have formed, where civilians are standing guard in front of banks, shops, hospitals and even the national museum to try and deter looters.

This security factor could end up affecting the sustainability of the protests, as many people are too afraid to leave their homes and join the demonstrations for fear of being robbed.

Army personnel in tanks and armored personnel carriers are meanwhile patrolling the major areas where demonstrators are gathering, but their primary mission is to demonstrate the presence of state authority, not to protect the people. The military may still be well-positioned to re-impose order at the highest level of the regime and create the conditions for Mubarak’s departure, but given the hostilities that exist between the army and police and the glaring absence of police on the streets, the military faces an even greater challenge in trying to re-impose security in the country overall.

Read more: Security Vacuum in Egypt | STRATFOR

2011/01/27

Keeping the Heat on Sanford Bishop

Filed under: Corruption, Law Enforcement, Laws, Lies and more Lies, Obama — - @ 8:07 pm

Source: Big Government

By Andrew Breitbart

For weeks now, our readers have asked a consistent question about Pigford — “Can I get a quick, clear explanation about what Pigford is and why it’s important so I can explain this to friends who don’t want to read a 30 page report?”

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) has given us an answer.

Here’s the quick pitch — Sanford Bishop is the congressman who admitted he knew about massive fraud in the Pigford settlement that was supposed to help black farmers but when confronted by farmers hurt by the Pigford settlement, he says it’s not his job to do anything about fraud.

Why is Pigford important? Because it’s a perfect example of everything conservatives and libertarians — and, hopefully, honest liberals — hate about government spending programs that cost billions, create fraud and waste, promote vote buying and don’t even solve the problem they set out to fix.

And it’s been covered up and falsely promoted by the media for over a decade now. Repeat after me: The actual black farmers were intentionally hurt more by Pigford.

For 12 years of politicians touting the “social justice” for the black farmer have systematically subverted their justice. The politicians and the lawyers and the “black farmers advocacy groups” have known this very, very well. They are Pigford flim flam artists.

I am committed to getting justice for the bona fide black farmers who faced government sponsored discrimination and land loss. These American heroes were betrayed by the so-called ‘black leadership’ like the Congressional Black Caucus, who sold them out at every opportunity. CBC member Sanford Bishop is a perfect example of the back stabbing that these men have faced.

We’ve issued reports, we’ve posted video interviews and now we’re drawing a line in the sand. Sanford Bishop is a symbol of the Congressional Black Caucus member who has sold out his constituency, both black and white. We’re talking bold action against Bishop and we’d like your help.

We want to inform the people who are most aggrieved by the Pigford scam and by Sanford Bishop. We’ve produced this 30 second campaign-style ad as a way to shed more heat and light on what Bishop has been getting away with in southwestern Georgia for nearly two decades.

And we want to start airing this video on television in Sanford Bishop’s home district in Georgia later this week

We think that by focusing on the easy to understand problem of Sanford Bishop, we can generate interest in the wider story of Pigford. If you support this move, please us know in comments.

In the meantime, please share this video. Put it on your blog, send it to your friends, tweet, like and buzz it. This isn’t about just one congressman in just on district, but that’s where it can start.

Click Here For Complete PIGFORD Coverage At Big Government

2011/01/04

Nick Clegg is clueless when it comes to fighting terrorism

Filed under: Jihad, Law Enforcement, Laws, Radical Islam, Stealth Jihad, UK — Tags: — - @ 2:15 pm

By Con Coughlin

The threat from terrorists is real and present (Photo: Getty)

With every day that passes Nick Clegg gives us yet further proof of why he is totally unsuited for high office.  As the country’s deputy prime minister, he will have been made fully aware, from the regular briefings he receives from our intelligence and security services, of the very real threat this country faces from Islamist terrorism.

Indeed, it was only through the skill and diligence of dedicated security officers that a major terrorist attack was narrowly averted over the Christmas holiday. The targets apparently included Parliament itself, which you might have thought would have driven home even to pacifist-minded politicians like Mr Clegg the very real and present danger we all face from this pernicious threat.

But in his desperation to pander to the anti-war-at-any-cost instincts of his dwindling band of Lib Dem supporters, Mr Clegg chooses to ignore the obvious and instead is campaigning to replace the control orders that are currently used to restrict the activities of Islamist extremists who do not have our best interests at heart.

Read it all at the Telegraph

2010/09/13

Botched Abortion Nightmare: ‘I wish I never heard of them’

I have a very strong belief that a baby is born at conception and is not a blob as so many pro abortionist claim. Watch the video of actual child growth inside the mothers womb, then read how old the child was inside the womb of the mother by these butchers from hell. It makes me sick to think that we could be murdering the next great sports hero, musician, artist, president,  someone who could do good for mankind, but will never be given that chance because of the murder called abortion being performed. Walt

Details emerge of a secret criminal plot to commit illegal late-term abortions in New Jersey and Maryland

By Cheryl Sullenger

She is only eighteen, but she is lucky to be alive. The ordeal that nearly cost her life began in early August. D.B., as records identify her, was on a popular brand of birth control pills that limited the number of periods, so she was unaware that the pills had failed until her pregnancy was advanced. On August 9, 2010, D.B. went to American Women’s Center in Voorhees, New Jersey, and discovered she was 21.5 weeks pregnant.

What happened next led to a dramatic abortion clinic raid, the suspension of the medical licenses of three abortionists, and launched investigations that span four states. News of the discovery of a multi-state illegal late-term abortion scheme has shaken the abortion industry to its crumbling foundations.

Authorities believe that if D.B. had not suffered her terribly botched abortion, the dangerous late-term abortion ring would still be one of the abortion cartel’s dirtiest of secrets.

Documents paint a shocking picture

Operation Rescue received 302 pages of documents from the State of New Jersey on September 9, 2010, through an open records request. The documents tell a shocking story of a well-planned conspiracy to circumvent abortion laws, evade discovery of the unlicensed practice of medicine, and deceive women and authorities who have long suspected illegal activity at the chain of clinics operated by troubled abortionist Stephen Chase Brigham.

The documents were related to a New Jersey complaint against Brigham filed on September 8, 2010, that demanded the suspension of his medical license after D.B.’s serious late-term abortion injuries caught the attention of the police as well as physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical center where D.B. was eventually treated. Brigham has since agreed to a suspension effective September 15, to give him more time to present his case to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, (NJBME), at its scheduled meeting on October 13, 2010.

Brigham’s need to evade the law

The time-line of events actually began in January, 2010, when Brigham, who is not licensed to practice in Maryland, opened a secret office in a rented medical space in Elkton, Maryland. This clinic was not advertised under Brigham’s American Women’s Services, his four-state empire of 15 known abortion mills. Documents show that the Elkton facility’s paperwork often bore the name Grace Medical Services, but the people that worked there simply referred to it as Elkton. (See D.B. AWS Record, p. 30) The purpose of this under-the-radar office was to complete second and third trimester abortions that were illegally initiated at Brigham’s Voorhees, New Jersey, headquarters.

New Jersey law states that abortions can only be done up to 14 weeks at clinics not licensed as ambulatory surgical centers or hospitals. (N.J.A.C. § 13:35-4.2) The upper limit for any abortion in New Jersey is 18 weeks gestation. Brigham’s clinics are not licensed as ambulatory surgical centers, but that did not stop him from beginning abortion procedures there on women as late in their pregnancies as 36 weeks, according to his own records. (See Elkton Patient Logs)

According to interviews conducted by the Maryland Board of Physicians, (MDBP), with those involved in D.B.’s abortion, Brigham would, in spite of the law, see women who were beyond 14 weeks at his Voorhees, NJ clinic, where he would inject digoxin into the baby’s heart in order to initiate fetal demise, (in other words, kill the baby), then insert laminaria, thin sticks of seaweed that slowly expand to begin the cervical dilation process. He would also prescribe medications there. The women would be told to report to the Voorhees clinic the following morning where they would be taken to another undisclosed location for the completion of their abortions.

In June, 2010, suspecting illegal late abortions were being done by Brigham in Voorhees, the New Jersey Deputy Attorney General sent Brigham a list of questions that were was supposed to be answered in writing under oath. Brigham sent back a letter dated June 30, 2010, asking for additional time, but also addressing the question of late abortions. He wrote:

I looked briefly at the Demand and it appears that you may have the false impression that late-term abortions are being done by us in an office setting in New Jersey. This portion of your Demand I can directly answer now in this letter. We are not performing any abortions beyond 14 weeks in an office setting in New Jersey.

However, the documents supplied to patients and signed by them clearly show that abortions as late as 36 weeks are being started by Brigham in New Jersey.

Post-Laminaria Insertion Instructions given to patient D.B. in New Jersey clearly state, “You have just completed the first step of your abortion procedure…Remember that your abortion really begins when the laminaria is inserted into your cervix.” (D.B. AWS Record, pg. 21)

Brigham is charged with lying to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office about his late-term abortion activity in New Jersey. (See Pleadings, Count IV, p. 14)

We’re not in New Jersey anymore

Once the late-term women gathered at the Voorhees on the second day of their abortion procedure, they are assigned places in a caravan by Brigham, then led in their private vehicles to the Elkton facility where they are locked down for the remainder of their abortion.

Such was the case on August 13, the day of D.B.’s abortion. D.B., who was accompanied by her mother and boyfriend, was under the impression she was going to a clinic in Baltimore and was surprised to find herself in Elkton. In the caravan were some of Brigham’s New Jersey clinic workers, which were transported to Elkton to assist with the abortions. Other clinic workers from his Pennsylvania operations also met them in Elkton. It appears that there were no Maryland residents working at the Elkton clinic.

When they arrived at Elkton, the patients along with their accompanying family members were separated and placed into cubicles, or “booths” where they waited for the conclusion of the abortions. One of the other girls seemed to be in more pain than D.B. and the third abortion patient, so they took her first. Records show that this woman aborted twins that were 25 weeks gestation.

Nicola Riley

At about 11:00 a.m., D.B. was called back to the procedure room for her abortion. There, Brigham introduced her to Nicola Irene Riley, an African-American abortionist from Salt Lake City, Utah, that had recently been hired by Brigham. Riley’s first day on the job had been July 30, 2010, when she received training in third-trimester abortions on a woman who records show was 33 weeks pregnant. Riley reluctantly described that abortion as a “partial delivery.” The day of D.B.’s abortion was only Riley’s second day of work at Elkton. (MDBP Interview with Riley, p. 7)

Riley had been doing abortions for five years at another low-key abortion clinic in Salt Lake City known as SMP Family Medicine and Homecare, P.A., having been trained to do abortions through 20 weeks by experienced abortionists Colorado and Salt Lake City. She had agreed to work for Brigham every other weekend. She would spend Fridays in Elkton and Saturdays at the Baltimore and Frederick locations. Riley was trying to establish herself in Virginia, where she has family, in advance of a permanent move to the East Coast for the purpose of attempting to regain custody of her children.

In fact, it was D.B.’s impression that Brigham was training Riley on the day of her abortion. In her interview with the MDBP there was the following exchange:

Q. …Now when you walked into the exam room, Dr. Brigham was in there?
A. Mm-hmm
Q. Okay, did he say anything to you?
A. He introduced me to Dr. Reilly [sic]
Q. Okay. So, he just said this is Dr. Reilly?
A. Mm-hmm
Q. Did he say what Dr. Reilly was going to be doing?
A. No.
Q. Okay.
A. But it seemed like he was training her.
Q. Okay. Why did it seem like that to you?
A. Because she went to put in my anesthesia and he just like was telling her what to do.
Q . Okay.
A. And I was like nervous. I did not go to sleep right away.

While Brigham stroked D.B.’s shoulders in an attempt to calm her, Riley injected her with additional medication then proceeded with the D&E dismemberment abortion on her 22 week old baby.

But the patient’s mother, identified in documents only as C.B., began to think something was wrong. She estimates that D.B. had been in the procedure room about 2 hours. C.B. was disturbed by her daughter’s screams of pain. She told the MDBP, “Well, I kept hearing her [D.B.] screaming and hollering. And then – I mean, it did take long. It took like two hours, I think…But all I kept hearing was her screaming and hollering. And I told the lady that worked there, I can’t stand this. I got to leave out. So I kept going out to the hall, you know, to the other part of the building, you know, in front… Because, you know, I didn’t want to hear her [screaming] – and why is she screaming now because they put her to sleep.” (See MDBP Interview-CB)

Meanwhile, in the procedure room, Riley had begun the abortion procedure. She admits she remembers removing an arm, a leg, and some soft tissue. As she was going in to search for the cranium, Riley discovered what appeared to be a bowel in D.B.’s birth canal. Brigham confirmed that the tissue was likely a bowel. The abortionist had perforated D.B.’s uterus, shoved the remains of baby into her abdominal cavity, and pulled out part of her bowel through her vagina.

Time line problems and other discrepancies

There is a discrepancy in the time line and in accounts of the events that happened next.

C.B. claims that D.B. began her procedure at about 11:00 a.m. and that it lasted for about two hours. At that point, Riley came out and told C.B. that her daughter had complications and needed to be taken to the nearby hospital. Riley had placed D.B. into a wheelchair with her legs up and had intended to push her the two blocks to the emergency room. C.B. said that she insisted that an ambulance be called, but Riley refused, and after some discussion, D.B. was loaded into Brigham’s rental vehicle and transported to Union hospital where records* show that they arrived at 1:39 p.m.

Riley first told the MDBP that she began the abortion around 11:00 a.m. but changed her story to 12:00 p.m. after the interviewer confronted her with the time of arrival recorded by Union Hospital. Riley recorded in D.B.’s medical record at the clinic, that she started the abortion at 1:00 pm. She told the MDBP that she was only 10-15 minutes into the abortion when she discovered the apparent complication, stopped immediately, and got her patient to the hospital within 10 minutes. (See MDBP Interview-Riley)

It is impossible that Riley’s confused account of the time line and C.B.’s account could both be true. Riley’s account changes three times, while C.B. and D.B. both have similar stories, making their version the most credible.

Records show that Riley ordered one of the aids to start an I.V. on D.B. before she was transported to the hospital, (see DB AWS Record, p. 31) however, Riley told the MDBP that she started the I.V. herself which “blew out” after a few minutes. (See MDBP Interview-Riley, p. 24) Riley says she monitored D.B.’s vital signs during the drive to the hospital and that her patient remained stable. Union Hospital records indicated that D.B. arrived unmonitored and without I.V. support. Their records also indicate that an IV was established in D.B. at the hospital with no problems.

I work “at the secret clinic that performs second trimester abortions in town.”

Once at the hospital, Riley and Brigham were said to have behaved strangely. Riley identified herself as a physician “that works at secret clinic that performs second trimester abortions in town.” (See Union Hosp Records*) Brigham did not identify himself and hung back from the conversations. Riley insisted that an E.R. doctor come outside and speak with her, which delayed D.B.’s care. Riley informed the E.R staff of the complication and of the medications the patient had been given, but was evasive about the time and dosage of those medications. After ten minutes at the hospital, Riley and Brigham returned to the “secret clinic” in Elkton and completed another abortion.

Meanwhile, the staff members at Union Hospital were shocked. Records indicate that the physicians were not aware of any abortion clinic operating legally in Elkton.

Union Hospital examined and evaluated D.B. and determined that the injuries she suffered were so severe that the decision was made to transport her via helicopter to Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore where she was rushed into surgery immediately upon her arrival. There, doctors removed the remains of her partially aborted baby from her abdominal cavity, removed and repaired part of her small intestine, and repaired a tear at the back of her uterus. (See Johns Hopkins Records*)

Elkton Police Arrive, Brigham Flees

Someone tipped off the Elkton police, because while Riley was finishing up her last abortion of the day, an officer arrived at the clinic and asked to speak with her. After the abortion was done, Riley spoke with the police. She presented her Utah drivers license and her Maryland physician’s license card.

Police asked if any other doctors were present. When she indicated that Brigham was there as well, police asked her to go get him so they could speak with him. To her surprise, when she went to notify Brigham that police officers wanted to see him, he had already fled the building, leaving Riley to deal with the increasingly tense situation with the police.

Riley resisted showing the officers around the clinic, citing “patient privacy” concerns. Finally she consented to walk the police through the building. Of that encounter Riley told the MDBP, “It was very kind of heated, I can actually say. And I said – I told them, you have to respect the patients’ privacy.”

She gave the police the website for Brigham’s American Women’s Services and his clinic license number and told them if they wanted more information, they would have to talk to the Voorhees office.

Police Raid Elkton

Riley’s next shift at Elkton was scheduled for August 20, 2010. Riley told the MDBP that she suspected that, based on the way she was “treated” in their previous encounter, the police may attempt to “impede procedures” on August 20. She arrived for her duty shift two hours early and remained in her car reading and drinking coffee.

Riley was approached by a plain-clothes detective who asked for her identification. Before she knew it, six squad cars had blocked both entrances to the clinic, including her vehicle. Even the Elkton Chief of Police was there.

The questioned Riley about “Maryland law and illegal criminal activity” and informed her that there was an open criminal investigation. Riley indicated that she either had to have an attorney present or they needed to let her go if she was not being arrested or subpoenaed. After about ten minutes, police allowed Riley to leave the scene.

She confided with the MNBP that she was anxious to get away from the police because she knew that Brigham was already in route from Voorhees, New Jersey, to Elkton, Maryland, with a caravan that included four women who were “active” and would need to have their abortions completed. Once free from the police, Riley says she called Brigham and told him that the police were at Elkton and that the women should be diverted to Baltimore. Riley rushed to Baltimore and readied the clinic for the late-term abortions. The caravan arrived about an hour after she did, and the four late-term abortions were done.

Riley admitted she arrived at Elkton early because anticipated the equivalent of a “picket line” of police and wanted to warn Brigham if that was so.

Open murder investigation

It was not until August 24, that Riley became aware that Brigham had been served with a search warrant for the Elkton clinic when he “casually” brought it up in conversation. Riley was stunned that the basis of that warrant was a open murder investigation. Riley was upset at Brigham for ducking out during the first police encounter, then for failing to notify her of the search warrant. She considered his conduct “unprofessional.”

In Maryland, there is no legal limit on when abortions can be done. However, if a pre-born baby is past viability and his or her life is taken in an illegal act, murder charges can be brought. (Md. Criminal Law Code Ann. § 2-103) Viability, as mention previously, is generally considered to be 24 weeks gestation.

Abortion logs recovered from the Elkton clinic show that Riley was involved in an abortion on twins at 25 weeks on the day of D.B.’s abortion, and on a 33 week baby on July 30. The gestational ages of the babies aborted in Baltimore on August 20 after the police raided the Elkton clinic are unknown.

Those same logs show that between June 23 and August 13, 2010, 51 abortions were started in Voorhees, New Jersey, after the 14-week legal limit there and completed in Elkton, Maryland. Of those abortions, 15 were done on viable babies either by Brigham or at his direction.

Riley’s “Physician Independent Contractor Agreement” dated July 30, 2010, provides a pay scale for Riley’s abortion services up to 37 weeks gestation.

Based on these records, felony charges in New Jersey of illegal late-term abortions and murder charges in Maryland would be very appropriate.

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2010/08/12

More Than Just Mexicans Crossing Our Borders.

By Walt Long

There is a lot more on the security of our borders instead of the usual innocent Mexican coming over for jobs. There are many individuals coming over the border who are OTM (Other Than Mexican). For a breakdown of the OTM’s Click  Here, Here, Here, and Here. Justin Barber of WSBTV Channel 2 Atlanta, GA did an excellent job of reporting the Terror Threat on our border.

The articles being found are prayer rugs, Qur’on’s, and patches showing a jet flying into the twin towers. Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, who lived in the United States for 15 years and recently has been determined as one of al Qaeda Leaders, was known to be working with the Mara Salvatrucha gang to bring illegal’s across the Mexican border into our border.

The Iranian President Ahmadinejad has even bragged about being in Latin America stating:

“Our active presence in Latin America was a very wise move”

The takeover of Iran’s government in 1979 by radical Islamist forces faithful to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the breakthrough after which the so-called Islamic Revolution spread throughout the Middle East and beyond. The Khomeinist revolution was born.

The formation of the Iranian-Syrian alliance in 1980 forming Hezbollah. Through the use of its terrorist surrogates—such as Hezbollah—Tehran’s reach extends around the world. In the early 1990s, Iran finally connected with Hamas through Hezbollah.

The early 1990s, Hezbollah had established a presence in the tri-border area between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. With the rise of the Hugo Chavez regime, Iran’s Latin American presence expanded even further.  The Venezuelans are providing Iranian units with Spanish language instruction with the aim of inserting them in a Latin America. One of the most dangerous aspects of Iran’s presence in Venezuela is the increasing ability to install Iranian missiles aimed at the United States.

From a U.S. counterterrorism perspective, the threats posed by Iran, Hezbollah, and its global terrorist network are considerable.

A common way of murdering any Infidel caught by Islamic terrorists is beheading. Recently there were decapitated bodies found around the U.S. and Mexico border. Also showing up on the border in July was a sophisticated bomb, a U.S. law enforcement official with knowledge of the improvised explosive device, or IED, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing security protocols. “It was complicated. It was not unlike the kinds of IEDs you see in Iraq, but not quite as sophisticated,” the official said.

It is not all about the “innocent”  Mexican Immigrant crossing our border to find a job, it is time we secure our border, it has been long over due .

2010/07/19

A War amongst Ourselves

Source: American Thinker

By Pamela Geller

It is becoming increasingly clear to anyone paying attention that the seeds of division are being sown with increased vigor by Obama’s shadowy machine.

America, in her naïveté and eternal hopefulness, thought that electing Barack Hussein Obama would be the final chapter on race in America and would hammer the last nail into a well-deserved coffin for the divisive racial narratives that demagogues and provocateurs have used for so long to tear down this country. Little did America know that Barack Obama was the candidate of exactly those demagogues and provocateurs.

In a stunning reversal of decades of progress and harmony, during which spokesmen from the hate fringe like Louis Farrakhan were cast outside the realm of decent society, Obama’s presidency has ushered in the era of the hater. In the new doublespeak, hate is good.

And every single good, decent American who is standing up for individual freedoms, small government, and self-reliance is now evil.

Sowing the seeds of division is a pillar of Obama’s short but destructive presidency. It started early. The Boston incident involving Henry Louis Gates gave a clear indication of how he would inflame the populace with racist rhetoric. Back in July 2009, in a prime-time press conference, Obama smeared and libeled a good, decent (white) police officer with a spurious charge of racism. The police officer was just doing his job. In fact, the perp was the racist and the hater:

Police Officer Crowley made had been called to Black Studies Professor Henry Louis Gates’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts to investigate a reported break-in. As soon as Officer Crowley arrived and got to the front door, he encountered, standing inside the door, none other than Gates, who instantly began yelling at him in an extremely loud voice that he was a “racist police officer.” Instead of defusing the situation by cooperating with the officer, who was, after all, only doing his job, instead of simply explaining politely that he lived in the house and that his house had not been broken into (though it’s still not clear who the two young men were), Gates continued his “tumultuous,” threatening (“you don’t know who I am, you’ll be sorry for messing with me”), and extremely insulting behavior for a long time, first inside the house, where his voice was so loud that the officer could not conduct a conversation over his police radio, then outside the house, alarming passersby, until, after warning Gates twice that he was behaving disorderly, Crowley arrested him. And during the whole time Gates kept bellowing that Crowley was a “racist police officer.”

Obama grabbed the opportunity on national television, in yet another seizure of the airwaves, to divide and create discord. I wrote about it here. That incident was not a blip, but an opening salvo.

Obama and company’s opening salvo. That was a red flag for America.

Concurrently, Americans began to speak out against statism, big government, high taxation, and increasing encroachment on our liberty. The movement, aptly named the Tea Party, exploded onto the scene and hit the streets on April 15, 2009, in protest against the socialist bailouts that Obama had imposed upon the people. Tax Day drew crowds in cities nationwide. They were summarily ignored by the White House in the feeble hope that it would all blow over. Hardly. The phenomenon went into overdrive with the health care debate that summer.

The response by Obama and Company was to paint millions of Americans as racists and bigots. The fabricated stories were easily debunked, but the leftstream media rushed to them like sharks to chum. The libelous press piled on. Despite the lack of any evidence, the libel continued — and in the place of any hard evidence, new videos appeared last week. Obama’s machine created fraudulent images: one Think Progress video attacking the Tea Parties included video shot in 2006, before the Tea Party movement even existed.

Why? What was the objective in creating such divisive hate propaganda? Sowing the seeds of war.

Furthermore, Obama’s Department of Justice refused to prosecute the heinous menacing of polling places on Election Day by the new Black Panther Party. They stood outside the polling places with nightsticks, warning that Obama would be president. One of the panthers said that “the black man was going to win the White House no matter what.” With the Black Panther brandishing nightsticks and swinging them menacingly, the police were called. One of the Black Panthers and his night stick were moved. Do you think little old white ladies would want to walk past a Black Panther with a nightstick? Yet the Black Panther voter intimidation case was dropped even though the case had already been won. Post-racial? No, post-American.

One brave American stood up. J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department,  kept the case alive. He pointed out that the “1965 Voting Rights Act protects voters from voter intimidation. You’re supposed to be able to go vote without somebody with a weapon shouting racial slurs at you like these folks were doing in Philadelphia. … they said, ‘You’re about to be ruled by the black man, Cracker.’ They called people ‘white devils.’ They menaced, they tapped their baton. They tried to stop people from entering the polls.” Adams charged that the Justice Department was now declining to prosecute cases if the defendants were black and the victims white, and said, “It’s the easiest case I ever had at the Justice Department. It doesn’t get any easier than this. If this doesn’t constitute voter intimidation, nothing will.”

Christian Adams is no disgruntled DoJ employee. He was senior level, with a stellar performance record. And there was corroboration: former FEC Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky stated, “I can confirm a number of facts stated by Mr. Adams in his testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the voter intimidation lawsuit filed against the New Black Panther Party and several individual defendants.” Civil Rights Division Attorney Karl Bowers agreed: “In my experience, there was a pervasive culture in the Civil Rights Division and within the Voting Section of apathy, and in some cases outright hostility, towards race-neutral enforcement of voting-rights laws among large segments of career attorneys.

The racist war machine went into high gear again when the NAACP adopted a libelous resolution condemning “racist elements” in the Tea Party movement. They called on the movement’s leaders to repudiate bigotry, despite cries from Tea Party members across the country that the “resolution” was just a “political ploy.” It was worse than that. It was a declaration of war against good, decent people. A missile at the heart of American unity, subversion to melt the melting pot.

I have spoken at many a Tea Party event, and there is no finer, more decent group of patriotic Americans in the country.

Stealing a page from the NAACP, unindicted co-conspirator the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) calls itself a civil rights group. That’s like al-Qaeda calling itself a human rights organization. Co-opting the fallacious “victim” playbook, the offensive hate sponsors and supremacist groups came scurrying out of their rat-holes. The Islamic supremacists were gleeful and joined the lynch mob. CAIR backed the vile NAACP resolution on Tea Party racism. Divide and conquer. Blacks have been the slaves in the Islamic world for centuries: in Arabic, the word for “black” and for “slave” are the same: abeed. Slavery continues today in some Muslim countries, but no one speaks of it because it is against sharia to insult Islam. (Whether or not it’s true is irrelevant. Just shut up and dig, kuffar.)

Predator Louis Farrakhan joined in this malevolent campaign when he sent a three-page letter along with two books to the heads of sixteen Jewish organizations. In it, he charges Jews with being “anti-Black” and demands reparations — in the spirit of making amends for the injustices Jews have supposedly done to blacks.

Farrakhan’s idea of amends is another six million Jews to the pyre.

These are the leading insurgents in the war against America. The objective is to pit American against American. The post-American president is sowing the seeds of hate and racism, creating divides that never existed before his presidency.

Nothing is static. Everything is fluid, and where this is leading is not going to be pretty.

Pamela Geller is the editor and publisher of the Atlas Shrugs website and former associate publisher of the New York Observer. She is the author of The Post-American Presidency (coming July 27 from Simon & Schuster).

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