Hat Tip: Brian B.
FOX News reported:
Usama bin Laden has been killed. The U.S. is poised to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. And the Obama administration’s shift in counterterrorism strategy from land wars to precision strikes and raids is raising concerns that the White House has adopted a policy of targeting killings for terror suspects.
With no new detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay since March 2008, a top military commander told Congress recently that there is no clear policy for dealing with suspected terrorist leaders who are captured overseas.
In many cases, the suspects are taken to a ship offshore until a decision is approved by the White House.
Vice Adm. William McRaven, the commander of the Navy SEALs team that killed Usama bin Laden, said under questioning at a congressional testimony that the longest the U.S. can keep a suspect on the ship depends on whether the suspect can be prosecuted in a U.S. court or returned to a third-party country.
“If we can’t do either one of those, then we’ll release the individual,” McRaven said in response to questioning by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., “And that becomes the unenviable option, but it is an option.”
With no consistent policy on detention or prosecution, congressional and intelligence sources told Fox News that the preemptive option has apparently become the “kill” option.
Under President Obama’s watch, multiple Al Qaeda operatives have been killed by the CIA or military strikes, including Saleh ali Nabhan, a suspected planner of the U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa in 1998; Sheikh Saeed al Masri, Al Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan, and most recently, Ilyas Kashmiri, an operational commander behind the commando-style attacks in Mumbai, who was reportedly killed in Pakistan.
At a news conference last week, Obama insisted that gaining intelligence remained the priority.
“Anytime we initiate a mission like this, our top priorities are making sure this person is not able to carry out attacks against the United States and that we’re able to obtain actionable intelligence from those individuals,” he said. “And so that mitigates this danger that you’re suggesting that our main goal is going to be to kill these individuals as opposed to potentially capturing them.”
By Henry Lamb
b. (after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual workers, with certain powers of local administration.
c. (after the revolution) a higher council elected by a local council, being part of a hierarchy of soviets culminating in the Supreme Soviet.
2. any similar council or assembly connected with a socialistic governmental system elsewhere.
3. ( initial capital letter ) Often, Soviets. a governing official or person living in the Soviet Union: The Soviets have denied our charge.
The above listing is presented, thanks to dictionary.reference.com.
Where, exactly, does the U.S. Constitution authorize the federal government to create “sustainable communities” to:
… expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
Clearly, the Constitution provides no such authority, and the 10th Amendment prohibits the federal government from engaging in activity not explicitly enumerated and authorized in the Constitution. This fact meant nothing to Bill Clinton, who created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development by executive order. Nor does this fact have meaning to Barack Hussein Obama.
On June 9, 2011, by Executive Order 13575, Obama created the White House Rural Council. This new council consists of 25 Cabinet secretaries – or their designee – and is chaired by the secretary of Agriculture. The mission of the council is to:
… work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration’s engagement with rural communities.
Anyone who has ever had cow manure on his boots knows full well that until the federal government decided to get “engaged” with rural communities to improve the quality of life for the poor souls who live in fly-over county, farming and ranching fed the nation. Rural America provided the resources that fueled unprecedented prosperity. Not until the government showed up to help did rural families begin to suffer.
Obama’s new White House Rural Council has the potential to be much worse than anything Franklin Roosevelt ever dreamed about. In 1992, the U.N. produced a 40-chapter, non-binding policy document called Agenda 21. This document sets forth recommendations to transform capitalism and a free republic into an administrative unit of global governance. Bill Clinton’s PCSD began imposing these policies on American towns and cities in the mid-1990s. Obama’s new council is designed to continue and expand the implementation of these policies into the hinterland.
Remember the National Animal Identification System, which USDA said was being abandoned. Ha! It’s back. This new council will have the effect of multi-jurisdictional enforcement. Simply put, if a rancher or farmer fights too hard against the new USDA electronic identification system, the rancher can and will be identified throughout every agency in the council and forced to submit to inspections and enforcement of every rule and regulation imaginable. This is multi-jurisdictional enforcement.
Obama’s ultimate goal is to assure that government has ultimate control of every square inch of land, every business activity, the curriculum in every school and, ultimately, the information that may be conveyed on the public airways.
This is the goal of Agenda 21. Its recommendations are designed to produce this outcome. The program is called “Sustainable Development,” which means in real terms “government-approved” development. Every recommendation in Agenda 21 requires government enforcement. Any activity that is preceded by the word “Sustainable,” should be recognized as a “government-controlled” activity.
Sustainable Development brings the concept of “Amortization of Non-Conforming Uses.” This means that, over time, the right of private landowners to occupy their houses will automatically be extinguished, and owners will be forced to leave their property without just compensation. This is happening in both urban and rural areas of the country. One of the more blatant examples was revealed in an article published by the LA Weekly News, June 23: “L.A. County’s Private Property War.”
Countless L.A. County property owners have been victimized by armed NATs (Nuisance Abatement Teams) issuing citations for “living on the land illegally” and other equally ridiculous code violations. This is on land the victim owns. The code violations arise from new codes that comply with Agenda 21. These codes did not exist when the homes in Antelope Valley were built 20 and 30 years ago. Owners have had the time since the new codes were adopted, until recently, to bring their structures up to code. Those who failed to do so have now effectively lost their property to the county – without compensation. The fact that the land owners had no idea these ridiculous codes had been adopted is no excuse. This is “Amortization of Non-Conforming Uses.”
This is “Agenda 21’s Sustainable Development” operating in the rural areas of Los Angeles County. This is what the rest of rural America can expect from the White House Rural Council in the months and years ahead.
To a large extent, the federal government has imposed this principle for quite a while. Think: endangered species, wetlands, sodbuster, uncontrolled wildfires, wilderness designations and other land-use control policies that have no constitutional basis.
This new White House Council is an attempt to put a pretty ribbon of respectability on an even nastier regime of government regulation and oppression. It’s high time to recognize the administration’s blatant disregard for the Constitution and cleanse Washington of all who allow either Congress or the executive branch to embrace the socialist policies recommended by the United Nations.
Long Island City Housing Projects
The picture above represents the kind of structure we’ll soon be herded into – you, me, our families – everyone in America. Well… everyone except the powerful politicians and elites who are working to corral us into these government housing tenements. The streets will be replaced with trains and the cars will be gone.
Unbelievable you say? You think it’ll never happen? The planning is going on right now in your community and in every region throughout the United States. This is Agenda 21. This is what they mean by Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), etc. It’s already embedded into the general plan of every community. The transformation will be complete within 25 years and it’s funded with our tax dollars and funds from George Soros and Van Jones’ radical left organizations like OSI, the Tides Foundation, Apollo Alliance and Green For All.
This video contains a graphic simulation which reaffirms that Agenda 21 will change the way we live:
Notice during the Masdar presentation, the narrator uses statements like “a compact, high density city” (i.e. people packed tightly together), “the unique design of its walled city” and “one day, all cities will be built like this.” Don’t be fooled by the slick computer graphics; we know the government won’t be building slick futuristic cities for us. But they will be packing us in tightly and cutting off our ability to travel beyond the confines of our new tenements. They’re telling us exactly what they have planned for us.
The United Nation’s (UN) Agenda 21 publication is meant to be complex so that it will be difficult to wrap our brains around its contents to envision how it will affect us. They want it to be hard for us to communicate it to others so that we can’t work together to stop it. Many people unfortunately focus on the “global warming” and environmental aspects of the plan to the point of creating a mental barrier that prevents them from truly understanding where Agenda 21 is taking us in our everyday lives.
Many people don’t realize that 77 – 84% of us live on just 3% of America’s land area. Only 16% of us live in rural areas. 95% of America’s land is rural and there are vast areas that are underdeveloped.
Agenda 21 is not a Republican or Democrat issue; it is a Progressive Marxist globalist plan from the UN that’s supported by the global elites – some of whom we know (George H.W. Bush and other Progressive Republicans, Barack Obama, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Al Gore, George Soros, Maurice Strong, Van Jones, Richard Trumka, Andy Stern, etc.)
Agenda 21 is supported by past and current Presidents and the long-time “establishment” politicians in Washington D.C.; it’s being implemented by our state and local governments and city councils, some of whom are blindly following orders without knowing where all this is really leading. When Progressives hear us talking about Agenda 21, they ridicule us in an attempt to get us to shut up and sit down. The evidence is available and the UN promotes it openly, but Progressives won’t talk about that part.
You might be thinking Agenda 21 is too complex and there’s no way it’ll be fully implemented. Not so. It’s already being implemented and my goal is to provide information which shows some of the ways they’re getting us there. To describe how this works, it is presented below in the form of seven questions and answers.
First question: How will they get us to buy into such a radical transformation of our way of life? How will they get us into these government housing tenements?
Answer: Social Justice. They’re already infiltrating our churches and indoctrinating our youth so that their agenda will have momentum with easily influenced and impressionable kids and adults. We’re well aware that Progressives have been pushing the Social Justice mantra and making it sound altruistic, but what does Social Justice really mean and what does it look like? They won’t tell us, but Al Sharpton told his congregation. Listen closely and really think about what he’s saying. “The dream was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.”
So you see… herding us into government tenements equalizes everyone’s “social class” by making everything equal in everybody’s house. Social Justice is achieved when your home is just like mine and everyone else’s. It doesn’t mean we’ll all have a nice home; it means we’ll all be stacked and packed into homes that are the same – “equal.” Van Jones describes the social equalization of Social Justice too.
Another mantra is Global Citizen. Sounds cool, doesn’t it? The sheeple who are buying into this will have a rude awakening when global governance is instituted and they experience what it’s like living in third world conditions, losing all freedom and becoming enslaved under an international totalitarian regime.
For the past 2 years we’ve heard Progressive politicians tell us that a home, a job, food and healthcare are “rights.” If they can establish those things as “rights” granted by the government, they will have the power to tell us what home, what job, what and how much food and what healthcare we’re entitled to receive. History shows that totalitarian regimes already did this and it led to the murder and starvation of 135 million innocents, but public schools won’t teach this to our children. Nor will they teach them that our U.S. Constitution gives us inalienable rights granted by our Creator so that no man, no government, can ever take them away from us. That’s why Progressives have to change our Constitution.
Second question: What about our right to own property? They cannot take private property from its rightful owner, can they?
Answer: Yes, they can and they are. Laws and Executive Orders have been enacted and many people are already losing their property through eminent domain, greenlining and oppressive environmental regulations which make it cost prohibitive for them to comply or legally fight it in the courts. The relative few who are able to fight and win are throwing a monkey wrench into Agenda 21, but until Progressives can eliminate our property rights altogether, they’ll keep tightening the noose.
Again, we’ve noticed all the recent talk about our Constitution being outdated and in need of a re-write. Notice that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, owned by our Federal Government, are accumulating nearly all home mortgages and foreclosures in America. Our government has over 3,000 public housing agencies in the U.S. and Fannie and Freddie already instituted a ‘Deed to Lease’ program whereby homeowners turn their deed over to the government and rent their property from the government. Slowly but surely, they’re already taking possession of private property. And under Obama, they’ve been buying up land at break-neck speed.
Obama just enacted EO 13575, bringing the full weight and power of the entire Federal Government to bear as they begin to tighten the squeeze on 16% of our population who live in rural America. Why? They need to vacate those people so that they can take over all rural areas in America.
Third question: If a person doesn’t have a mortgage because they paid off their house/land, won’t they be safe?
Answer: The goal of our government is to make it cost prohibitive for you to hold onto your land. Whether they fight you through eminent domain, skyrocketing property taxes or regulations that are too costly for you to comply with, they will do whatever is necessary to exhaust your financial resources so that you’re left with no choice but to eventually walk away from your property.
Another tactic at their disposal is a “man-caused disaster.” That’s right. They could flood your land in order to displace you and then swoop in and offer you pennies on the dollar to take it off your hands. Hey, wait a minute… they’re already doing that. Yes, George Soros is already buying up the farm land that the government flooded when they exploded the dams in our heartland. Slowly but surely and through whatever means necessary, they will continue to make progress in acquiring the vast majority of all land in America – of which they already own at least 40%.
Fourth question: You mention food, healthcare and a job for everyone; isn’t that a good thing?
Answer: In short, food and healthcare will be rationed; you’ll receive only what they allow you to have. Your job will be what they tell you your job is.
For example, have you wondered why Michelle Obama has made it her mission to change the way we think about food despite the fact that so many of our daughter’s suffer from eating disorders because they won’t eat? She’s preparing us for food rationing by nudging us away from the foods we may enjoy most, while at the same time using the full weight (pardon the pun) of the White House to strong-arm those who sell food into limiting our choices. Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on salt fits nicely into their plan to recondition us. And wasn’t it Michelle Obama who said, “We are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversations; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history.” Separately, these things don’t seem like much, but when you know the agenda that’s at work, you’re able to see how these things fit into the overall plan.
Healthcare rationing has been taken care of with Obamacare and the 15-member panel of bureaucrats who will decide what care we will and won’t receive. And it’s no accident that Obamacare also cuts half a trillion from Medicare, enabling the start of rationing for our elderly in 2014.
Jobs will be assigned by the government and many of us will work to provide the food, healthcare and maintenance of the tenements that’s needed to sustain ourselves and those in our city. I’m sure we won’t be doing these jobs to earn a paycheck. We’ll do them in exchange for the food, home and healthcare they permit us to have. If we object, they’ll withhold those things from us and our family until we no longer object.
Fifth question: That’s slavery. How can they possibly keep us under control and prevent us from protesting?
Answer: Why would our President need a national civilian security force? To keep us under control. If this seems unbelievable, ask yourself: “Why did Obama say this?” He said it, not us.
Sixth question: If they get us into these tenement cities and keep us there, what will they be doing?
Answer: Here’s my guess… all my research and the use of good common sense tells me that they’ll be harvesting the bounty of natural resources that exist in abundance right here in America. Oil, natural gas, water, you name it. Using workers from other countries, they’ll be extracting our natural resources and selling them to the highest bidder on the international market. They’re already establishing Foreign Trade Zones, selling off our land to China and Russia, and granting citizenship through the EB-5 visa program so their laborers can work in our country.
Meanwhile, we’re aware that Obama’s working to collapse our economy, de-industrialize our country, and weaken our military and civilian defenses. Those are certainly essential components to achieving the goals and objectives of Agenda 21. Bring Americans to their knees and they’ll cry out to government for help. We already know the framework they’re putting in place, so they’ll usher the rest of us right into it.
There are other important aspects like monitoring our communication, rationing our energy usage, education, and population control that I haven’t yet touched on, but my goal in this article is to enable you to envision what their plan is and how they’re getting us there through things they’re already doing. Please do your own research; you’ll see that these things are truly happening and, as Progressives do, they make it available for us to see if we choose to look. Agenda 21 isn’t a theory and it’s not a conspiracy; it’s out in the open and being put in place. Item 2 below even shows you the kind of dog and pony show they put on in communities to get your buy in… so they can say the people in the community agreed.
Seventh question: What can we do to stop this?
Answer: Learn as much as you can, get involved locally and tell your neighbors.
2. Watch this video which shows how people respectfully thwarted the “buy in” that their community Agenda 21 program was seeking from them: ONE BAY AREA: “AGENDA 21”, the UN’s diabolical plan comes to the San Francisco Bay Area
3. Watch this presentation to learn more; environmental issues are addressed that provide good information. Keep the Agenda 21 end-game in mind as you watch it in order to use the information in the most helpful way to communicate with others. Taking Liberty
5. Ask every presidential candidate whether they will stop Agenda 21. We need an answer from all of them. (Michele Bachmann is the only candidate who stated that she will stop Agenda 21).
6. Get involved locally and run for office if you can. Educate the people in your local government so they can help stop this.
7. Spread the word about Agenda 21 and organize within your community.
By: Arlen Williams
The presidential announcement, July 2, 2011
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This is not about endorsing, but it is about a campaign — a real campaign in a real war waged against us and which must be waged back, to preserve America. When someone in politics speaks of the urgent need to defend America’s essential sovereignties, let us listen.