By: Jason Ivey
The first thing I usually do when I wake up in the morning is grab my iPhone and start perusing the news. I often start with Drudge, then to Facebook, where I click on some of the other articles people (including some of you) have posted. Between those two sources, I then have to go shower (physically and figuratively) after the endless barrage of death, destruction, and physical and verbal violence. I now consider The Wall Street Journal and National Review Online to be my lighter sources of information. Later this morning I moved on to coffee, which I sipped while watching a lovely video of ISIS executing former members of the Iraqi army. Here I am sipping my dark roast (black) while watching a lineup of men get shot point blank in the head on the edge of a blood-soaked dock and then thrown into the river. Time for a refill. What shall I move on to next? I already watched the video while still in bed of the British guy confronting the Muslim chief in what’s now a Muslim-dominated and controlled neighborhood in London. Perhaps I should go read the article about jihadis launching attacks on our southern border, or the one about King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warning the West that they’re ISIS’ next target. Maybe he just wants us to do him a favor by blowing these people up, but then again, what makes me doubt anything he’s saying is true? This could have been an interview with Captain Obvious.
I see more real death and destruction by 9am than most people . . well, I probably speak for most people. I see more death and destruction by 9am than I used to see in a decade. I felt a sense of horror back in 2002 when I first learned that Daniel Pearl was not only killed, but decapitated. It’s hard to imagine more awful ways to end a life. 12 years later, it’s gotten a bit difficult to avoid beheadings when traveling the internet. Seems they’re all the rage right now. Personally, I prefer to read the descriptions of what happened rather than watch the videos themselves. I have a pretty tough stomach, but I hold on to this quant notion of maintaining some layer of sensitivity when it comes to such matters. Just a personal choice, and I know people with lower tolerances than I who actually watch these videos.
Meanwhile, our Muslim-sympathizing, first anti-American president is out there aiding the enemy, telling the world what we will and won’t do. Man, this guy sure knows how to negotiate. Just show your entire hand to everyone and then shrug your shoulders. Brilliant! Where did we find this guy? I think some Fortune 500 company will surely snatch him up after his term ends.
Back to the daily barrage. As I often ask, “What’s different?” I could argue that the world is not really that different, we’re just seeing a lot more of it than we used to. Everyone has a camera, everyone has the ability to post whatever they want where the entire world can see it. This is clearly a difference that alters perception. If all I read is Drudge stories about the destruction of civilization and conservative posts about the coming caliphate in my backyard, I might really think that the world is on fire. After all, I apply this argument when the climate changers start yakking on a hot or cold day and babble on about hurricanes and the polar vortex. I remind them of certain things, like the fact that there’s far more property built in coastal areas, or everywhere for that matter. More property equals more destruction when a storm hits. Also, we have 24/7 sensationalist infotainment, which extends to the formerly sober Weather Channel. Back in my day, the polar vortex was just known as winter, and in the summer we knew 95 degrees was hot before they started using the “Real feel” temperature of 110. Yeah, the weather sure is different!
But I don’t think my argument about the weather applies to the other stuff, because all I have to do is walk outside to see what’s different.
Then I consider the question, “If Muslims were going to take over the West, how would they do it?” Or, “How does one conquer a country possessing the greatest military in human history?” When you consider the answer, it’s really quite brilliant in its simplicity. First, thanks to the Left, you get the entire population nice and soft and ripe for the plucking. For five decades or more, the war on critical thinking and standards and elevation of relativism and emotionalism and the dumbing down of everything has made us so weak we’re just asking for it. Meanwhile, the political class successfully shifts power away from the weakened people, as the country was founded, where their centralized control is predicated by the erosion and ultimate destruction of U. S. sovereignty. Voila, open borders! Just walk in and take it.
And not just here. The Left likes to brag about Europe always being one step ahead of the U. S., and they’re right. The massive welfare state weakened them before it did us, and London, Paris, and Rome are all more highly advanced Muslim cities now than are Detroit and New York, but we’re doing our best to catch up.
I wasn’t here in the 1950s, but from everything I’ve seen and read, people seemed a lot more serious about the threat from communism back then. The majority of the people seemed to understand what was at stake, and were vigilant in fighting it. Sure, there were communist sympathizers, spies, and activists working inside our country in the interests of spreading communism. I’m now starting to think those efforts way back then are paying off. They actually found a form of communism that works, and all they had to do was give up the whole “owning the means of production” part of Marxism. Why own it when you can let someone else do the dirty work, and just control it? That way, when you run the private industry into the ground, the private sector takes the blame. You get what you want without the downside of failure. This has been a nice jiu-jitsu move by the commies that opened the door for the Islamists.
The communists so badly brain damaged the West with political correctness that people actually run around sticking Coexist bumper stickers on their cars. If a nuke goes off in a major American city, the same people will blame Bush and say it’s our fault for being mean to Middle Easterners all these years. Therefore, I think I’ll change tactics in my arguments, and instead of trying to get a brain-dead libtard to make a distinction between liberty and tyranny, I’ll ask them if they’d rather live under communism or Islamism. I really think one has led to the other, and the future may look more like Stalin vs Hitler than the U. S. Way Of Life vs the Soviets.
Good luck in this upcoming election. I’m trying to be positive, but I’m left thinking about who our side is actually representing. I’m a registered Republican and a philosophical conservative, but I’m those things because I’m on the side of liberty and civilization. I’m starting to think political solutions to the preservation of those things is a lost cause. I’ll save my celebration for when some federal agencies start getting shut down or when we start acting like we have a border, or when we decide the Pledge of Allegiance is said everyday in school for a reason. I know winning an election is necessary for those things to happen, but I’ve been burned before.
Until then, I’m not sure what it means to be an American. I know what it used to mean, and what it still means to me personally and to you. But without the vast majority of the population behind that idea, is it the same thing?
The Muslims are playing for keeps, while we continue to destroy things we no longer understand the purpose of in the first place. I’m not sure how this fundamental problem can be overcome. In the meantime, I suppose I’ll fluctuate between watching the invasion on my computer in the comfort of my home and taking breaks to get away from it all. I’ll do these things while I still can.
Probably time for some more coffee.
Update: The Radio Patriot: On Invasions and Coffee
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
According to a release by Judicial Watch, ISIS is operating in Ciudad Juarez, located in Mexico along the US border just across from El Paso, Texas:
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
Specifically, Judicial Watch sources reveal that the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, a famously crime-infested narcotics hotbed situated across from El Paso, Texas. Violent crimes are so rampant in Juarez that the U.S. State Department has issued a number of travel warnings for anyone planning to go there. The last one was issued just a few days ago.
Intelligence officials have picked up radio talk and chatter indicating that the terrorist groups are going to “carry out an attack on the border,” according to one JW source. “It’s coming very soon,” according to this high-level source, who clearly identified the groups planning the plots as “ISIS and Al Qaeda.” An attack is so imminent that the commanding general at Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army post in El Paso, is being briefed, another source confirms. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not respond to multiple inquiries from Judicial Watch, both telephonic and in writing, about this information.
ISIS is here… They are a clear and present danger now on our porous Southern border thanks to the feeble leadership of our Marxist President. Judicial Watch issued an urgent warning from what Tom Fitton described as ‘golden sources,’ who claimed there was an imminent threat of car bomb attacks from Juarez across our border. Our government immediately denied there was any threat – nothing to see here. To which Fitton roundly stated, they’re lying to you and being oh, so dishonest. Shocker there. Other reports cited social media warnings from ISIS militants and an online video showing James O’Keefe in a bin Laden mask sneaking into the US from Mexico. That’s hokey – you can’t lay that at O’Keefe’s feet when the entire world has known our border has been wide open forever, just begging for a terrorist attack. O’Keefe merely highlighted the threat.
What’s more… DHS surely knew Judicial Watch was about to release the warning:
The Department of Homeland Security quickly denied claims on Friday from a watchdog group that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has militants stationed in Juarez, Mexico who plan an ‘imminent’ attack against the United States.
A DHS spokesman was bewildered, telling MailOnline that ‘we are aware of absolutely nothing credible to substantiate this claim’ made by Judicial Watch, a center-right group.
‘In Mexico?’ the official said on the phone. ‘I haven’t seen that at all.’
An hour before Judicial Watch’s report surfaced, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said publicly that his agency and the FBI ‘are unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland’ from the terror network.
And during a late-morning media briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said flatly that ‘the most detailed intelligence assessment that I can offer from here is that there is no evidence or indication right now that [ISIS] is actively plotting to attack the United States homeland. That’s true right now.’
Earnest better check to see if his pants are on fire, because he knows that is a crock of you-know-what. ISIS is here already — and I mean here in the US with sleeper cells. Don’t fall for the ‘incompetence’ line here – these asshats know good and well what is going on and are looking for political cover before it hits the fan. As Fitton pointed out, ‘it’s a non-denial denial.’ And here is the quote of the month and I love this from Tom Fitton:
Citing Johnson’s use of words like ‘credible’ and ‘specific,’ Fitton said, ‘You could drive a truck bomb through that loophole. DHS has not denied our story.’
Judicial Watch is not disclosing their sources out of fear for their safety and rightly so. A warning bulletin of an imminent terrorist attack was issued to ‘agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies,’ instructing them ‘to aggressively work all possible leads and sources’ to head it off. Good luck with that since we don’t search trucks crossing the border. The commander of Fort Bliss has also been allegedly briefed on this. What do you say we shut down the freaking border before a nuke goes off in Texas or Arizona? Hell… I don’t even want one going off in California, although it is tempting.
This is not a game… it is deadly serious. If we don’t stop this, a lot of people are going to die and it will happen over and over. And guess what? Obama and Holder will just let it — I’m sure they have a ton of excuses all lined up as the blood and body parts flow. They want the death, destruction and mayhem this will bring. And Obama’s Jayvee has now joined with al-Qaeda and are actively planning a party on or around 9-11. Bring out the party favors and the Burqas boys… it’s Jihad time on the Southern border.
There are now multiple sources (Fox News, Breitbart, Judicial Watch) out there with multiple bulletins that are screaming something very wicked this way comes and fast. In response to a dire and elevated risk, what does our esteemed leader do? Nothing, except maybe golf a little more.
Here’s a map of the threatened area:
I have friends and family near there. If something that could have been prevented goes down, there will be literal hell to pay.
I trust the word of Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch. Remember, these are the guys that have uncovered the liars at the IRS and DOJ. If they say this is imminent and urgent, then I would tighten my belt and get ready for a probable impact. They didn’t release this lightly.
More from Fitton:
‘I can’t say who in Washington knows about this,’ Fitton said. ‘But to be sure, this is exactly the type of information that this administration would have an interest in minimizing, downplaying and withholding, to distract from the disaster on the border and the national security threat there.’
But Earnest, President Barack Obama’s chief spokesman and lead sycophant, told reporters on Friday that America’s border crisis is over ‘for now.’ Right… Nothing to see here. Ignore the violence, the bodies and the bombs. I mean the FBI’s terrorist assessment doesn’t even mention Islamic terrorism, so surely it can’t touch us here (again) at home. Must be those damned white Tea Party people, right? Well, our government may not (cough) believe they exist, but radical Islamists certainly believe in their existence and are coming for us.
Oh, and they are clever little buggers. In Syria, a laptop was found that came from ISIS and on that computer were instructions on how to weaponize bubonic plague in bombs. Hmmmm. Choose your poison guys — biological warfare, nukes or just exploding death. ISIS has got you covered.
Allen West states it bluntly once again and hits the nail on the head (if only he were our President — sigh):
Here’s what the laptop of doom suggests: “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or entertainment centers. Best to do it next to the air-conditioning. It also can be used during suicide operations.”
The longer ISIS is allowed to exist — and 110 pinprick airstrikes is not degrading their capability — the more time they will have to develop their schemes and plans. Time is not on our side, but it seems that Obama believes he can just dither all the day long. Or perhaps, Obama doesn’t really want to deter ISIS — and certainly not attack them. You have to ask, if Obama has been receiving his daily national security briefs, why would he allow this threat to develop and metastasize into what it is today? Or maybe he does not take any security briefs at all? How could any American president allow such a direct threat to exist and publicly admit he has no plan?
Well, Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama, ISIS has a plan and their plan is not based upon what they will not do, or aren’t willing to do. Obama is conveying the message that he wants to avoid engaging and fighting ISIS. ISIS is conveying the message that they will kill anything and anyone who stands in their way — the way of restoring Islamic dominance.
So, whose side is Obama on?
This is directly Obama’s doing and fault and can be laid squarely at his feet. He brought on the border crisis intentionally to do away with our borders and sovereignty. Along with the Democrats and many of the Republicans, he has refused to secure our border and enforce the law in the name of voting demographics and cheap labor. Jerry Brown has all but given California back to Mexico. The Border Patrol is handcuffed and can’t do their job… orders have been issued to release illegal immigrants, including violent felons, from jail… 10’s of thousands of illegal immigrant children are being bussed to every corner of the US, with special emphasis on Conservative areas to change the voting block there… violence, drug trafficking and human slavery have skyrocketed on the border and Americans are told that our borders have never been safer or more secure. That we should do this for the children and trust our glorious leaders. Lenin and Stalin would have been impressed.
Saudi Arabia is now warning that there will be attacks here in the West within a month or two, if we do not confront the enemy and put them down:
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.
“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Asharq al-Awsat daily and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya television station.
“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning that ISIS is actively promoting and encouraging supporters to take advantage of the porous Texas-Mexico border to carry out terrorist attacks against US citizens – they also released this in a document yesterday. Texas knows what is at their doorstep and what is coming and they are getting ready for a fight. We all should be getting ready, because the time has finally arrived that fighting Islamic terrorists will be the greatest battle of our lives. It will be a fight to the death – Islam against everyone else and it will be brutal. Radical Islamists have no pity, only the will to conquer, rape and pillage.
Britain has raised their terror level to severe — one step below critical. Even the Brits realize that things are about to get very, very real. ISIS is also threatening the Pope and Italy is on alert. Let’s not forget the million or so Christians, Muslims and others who have been slaughtered in all of this as the Caliphate sweeps the planet. It’s only getting started folks. You want a plague? Well, look no further.
The terrorist chatter on communication channels and social media is off the charts. It far eclipses the traffic pre-9-11. Obama won’t raise our threat level because frankly, he doesn’t give a crap. Americans might want to move to do something before a nuke goes off on the White House lawn and the black flag of ISIS is raised there for realsies.
The ISIS barbarians are at our gates and Obama is holding those gates wide open… maybe it’s time for the American people to bypass the Executive Branch, just as Obama bypasses Congress, to protect our borders and our people from Islamic terrorists and Jihadist hordes. I say bomb the asshats back to the Stone Age wherever we find them. Level the playing field and leave nothing but rubble and dust.