09/22/14

Honor thy Father

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

Last weekend an opportunity to visit my folks presented itself with the help of some reasonable air fare.  Mom and Dad are getting up in age and I’m no spring chicken so it made sense to fly out there and spend time with them.  My father and I don’t talk much with his hearing being worse than mine; but we did fall asleep pretending to watch golf on his television together and it made us both happy.

Sunday morning we all went to dad’s Presbyterian Church where I was logged in as an official visitor. It was a chance for me to once again show respect for my father and observe his rituals and traditions even though we don’t see eye to eye on matters of religion; my having become an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) going on 36 years.

There’s no doubt that Presbyterians share, at least in part, a common belief in God, the Father, His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost as the congregation stood to recite the Apostle’s Creed.  There was a visual text of the Creed presented on a large screen which permitted folks to read along; my having avoided the recitation as it included, “I believe in … the holy Catholic Church…”   Out of respect for my father I stood quietly, dutifully if you will, until everyone was invited to sit back down.

The minister later talked about the old Presbyterian Hymnbook and the new one which replaced it; something which apparently caused quite a stir with some of the older members.  During his remarks he asked the membership to write down their favorite hymns and pass this information along so he’d have a better idea of what his congregation wanted to hear.

I looked down at my shoes, suppressing any audible laugh that might escape as a wide grin crept across my face.  An abstract thought came to me, “We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet”, or “High on the Mountain Top”…no; better to remain silent once more, they might not appreciate my warped sense of humor.

It was the 2nd Sunday of the month and this congregation had a worthy tradition of taking up a special collection for those standing in need.  They were invited to empty the coins from their pockets as young children went from pew to pew with large tin cans, coins clinking as they hit the bottom.

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we have a similar tradition, Fast and Testimony Sunday, usually the 1st Sunday of each month.  We are asked to voluntarily give up two meals and donate the amount that would have been spent as a Fast Offering.  It has been suggested we be generous, making the value of the missed meals greater than would have been spent rather than smaller in order to bless more of those in need.

It was an honor to accompany my folks to church, to worship God and acknowledge our Savior’s gift to mankind.  Our differences in doctrine put aside; we worship the same God, the same Savior and the Holy Ghost in our own way.   May the message of the gospel remain the focus of our lives is my prayer this day, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

This article has been cross posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & The American Constitution”.

09/22/14

Duplicity

Arlene from Israel

The news appeared recently in several media sources, that major think tanks in Washington DC are being funded by foreign governments.  This is huge.  But you may have missed it.

It was the NYTimes that broke the story, and I quote here (emphasis added):

“The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norway’s partner in Washington would push top officials at the White House, at the Treasury Department and in Congress to double spending on a United States foreign aid program.

“But the recipient of the cash was not one of the many Beltway lobbying firms that work every year on behalf of foreign governments.

“It was the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit research organization, or think tank, one of many such groups in Washington that lawmakers, government officials and the news media have long relied on to provide independent policy analysis and scholarship.

More than a dozen prominent Washington research groups have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in recent years while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ priorities, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

“The money is increasingly transforming the once-staid think-tank world into a muscular arm of foreign governments’ lobbying in Washington. And it has set off troubling questions about intellectual freedom: Some scholars say they have been pressured to reach conclusions friendly to the government financing the research.

The think tanks do not disclose the terms of the agreements they have reached with foreign governments. And they have not registered with the United States government as representatives of the donor countries, an omission that appears, in some cases, to be a violation of federal law, according to several legal specialists who examined the agreements at the request of The Times.

“As a result, policy makers who rely on think tanks are often unaware of the role of foreign governments in funding the research.

“Joseph Sandler, a lawyer and expert on the statute that governs Americans lobbying for foreign governments, said the arrangements between the countries and think tanks ‘opened a whole new window into an aspect of the influence-buying in Washington that has not previously been exposed.’

“’It is particularly egregious because with a law firm or lobbying firm, you expect them to be an advocate,’ Mr. Sandler added. ‘Think tanks have this patina of academic neutrality and objectivity, and that is being compromised.’

The arrangements involve Washington’s most influential think tanks, including the Brookings Institution, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Atlantic Council. Each is a major recipient of overseas funds, producing policy papers, hosting forums and organizing private briefings for senior United States government officials that typically align with the foreign governments’ agendas.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/us/politics/foreign-powers-buy-influence-at-think-tanks.html?_r=1

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This is a serious matter on several counts and should be of concern to every American citizen for a host of reasons, including the fact that these think tanks may be breaking the law but, to date, have not been prosecuted.

But it is of very specific concern to those who support Israel.  For it has now been exposed that the Brookings Institution signed a four year agreement last year with Qatar that will provide Brookings with $14.8 million.

Qatar is pro-Muslim Brotherhood.  As Daniel Pipes has written, it also “funneled hundreds of millions to Hamas-led Gaza and encouraged its rocket and tunnel assault on Israel.”

And Brookings?  This is “where Martin Indyk serves as vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program. Indyk worked for Secretary of State John Kerry from July 2013 to June 2014 as special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations…how could Indyk be expected to act in a neutral way?” (Emphasis added)

http://www.danielpipes.org/14918/think-tanks-foreign-money

You may remember, when Israeli-PA negotiations fell apart, Indyk said it was Israel’s fault.

That Indyk is guilty of duplicity barely touches the surface of what might be said about him.   His career should be totally down the tubes, but – given Washington DC realities – it won’t be.

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Then, I want to share a level-headed and informed assessment of Mahmoud Abbas’s recent threats. You’ve heard much of this from me, but better still to hear it from an international lawyer.

Alan Baker – director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and director of the International Action Division of the Legal Forum for Israel – says, in his piece – “Is Abbas Serious?” – that (emphasis added):

“The Palestinian Authority leadership’s fixation on ‘internationalizing the conflict’ by ‘going back to the UN,’ joining various international conventions and taking Israeli political and military leaders to the International Criminal Court sounds dramatic and even threatening. But it involves a large degree of self-delusion

“The latest ploy by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for frightening the Israelis – going to the UN Security Council with a resolution demanding withdrawal by Israel from ‘Palestinian territory’ to ‘the 1967 borders’ within three years and threatening to go to the International Criminal Court if it isn’t passed – would appear to be no less misguided legally, no less self-deluding and fraught with non-sequiturs than previous abortive Palestinian UN forays.

“Despite all the annual politically generated UN resolutions, which do nothing more than represent the political opinions of the states voting for them, the territories of Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip have never legally or historically been declared to be ‘Palestinian.’ There has never been a sovereign Palestinian state, and no treaty, agreement, or binding resolution has ever determined that the territories belong to the Palestinians.

“To the contrary, even the Palestinians themselves agreed in the 1993-1995 Oslo Accords, guaranteed by the US, the EU, Russia, Norway, Egypt and Jordan and endorsed by the UN, that the permanent status of the territories would be determined in negotiations. To determine in advance that these territories are Palestinian is to prejudge an agreed-upon negotiating issue.

“Similarly, there is no such thing as the ‘1967 borders.’ The parties have agreed to negotiate ‘secure and recognized boundaries,’ as demanded by UN Security Council Resolution 242, and the question of ‘borders’ is also an agreed negotiating issue pursuant to the Oslo Accords…

“Moreover, Abbas’s ostensibly serious ammunition – his threat to go to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and have Israeli leaders and military officers tried for war crimes in the event that his Security Council ploy fails – appears almost certain to backfire.

“Even if the ICC prosecutor, as she has promised, accepts a Palestinian request for standing in the Court…that, in and of itself, cannot guarantee that Abbas and his associates will be able to advance any serious criminal claims against Israeli political or military leaders.

“This is because of the Court’s complex evidentiary rules, specifically the rule of ‘complementarity,’ which prevents the Court’s exercising its jurisdiction if the case in question is already subject to investigation and potential juridical process by the nation state of the accused…Thus it is highly unlikely that any such attempt to bring Israeli leaders to trial would succeed.

“Even more noteworthy is the likelihood that the Palestinian leadership, in giving the Court jurisdiction over the territories, including the Gaza Strip, would be placing itself – as well as senior Hamas commanders and tacticians – at the mercy of anyone who chooses to initiate claims against them for serious war crimes and terrorism.”

http://www.jpost.com/Jerusalem-Report/Is-Abbas-serious-375478

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Hasan Khreisha, the second-deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, has said that Abbas is holding off on joining the ICC in order to press charges against Israel.  This, in spite of encouragement from several Palestinian Arab parties for him to do so.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/185068#.VB76p5txnIV

Says Khriesa, this is because Abbas prefers to push forward a bid for new peace talks. Sounds nice. But my guess is that Abbas knows exactly what Alan Baker has written: that attempts to have Israelis prosecuted in the ICC are likely to fail. So he talks the talk and then balks at moving ahead.  The Abbas M.O.

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”Israel believes Syria has retained caches of combat-ready chemical weapons after giving up raw materials used to produce such munitions under pressure from foreign powers, a senior Israeli official said on Thursday.

”Summarizing Israeli intelligence estimates that were previously not disclosed to avoid undermining the Syrians’ surrender of their declared chemical arsenal, the official said they had kept some missile warheads, air-dropped bombs and rocket-propelled grenades primed with toxins like sarin.

“’There is, to my mind, still in the hands of Syria a significant residual capability … that could be used in certain circumstances and could be potentially very serious,’ the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.”

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Israeli-official-Syria-kept-significant-chemical-weapons-375756

Surprising?  Not at all. It would have been more surprising if a vicious and duplicitous Assad really had surrendered everything.  There are numerous lessons to be learned here.

There is little concern here in Israel that Assad would use such weapons against us because of Israeli deterrence power:  Said one Israeli official, this would not be a game changer for Assad, it would be a “game-ender.”  He is more likely to use these chemicals in his civil war.

But there is concern about what would happen if radical rebels were to get their hands on this material.

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No end of subjects to write about.  Yet my time is limited in these days leading up to Rosh Hashana.  I hope to do one more posting before the holiday.  Some of the subjects that may merit serious attention:

[] We have a very serious problem with increasing Arab violence here in Jerusalem.  I want to emphasize the import of this and would like to look at the issue in some detail. This is with regard to the possibility of a third intifada. But even more so, with regard to the absolute need for our government – state and municipal – to be tough if we are serious about our own sovereignty in the land.  This is not something to be taken lightly.  The Arabs, for the most part with Jerusalem residency, must be  handled with with a very strong hand.

[] There is much political turmoil in Israel right now, including unrest within Likud.  Gideon Sa’ar – who headed the Ministry of Interior – has resigned from the government, and this was a political bombshell. There is much speculation as to where he is going.  Where Likud is going. Where Netanyahu is going. And whether Naftali Bennett – head of Habyit Hayehudi – can succeed in ways he hopes to.  There is unrest inside of his party as well.

[] There is also much political turmoil within the Palestinian Arab world, with tensions growing between Fatah and Hamas.

[] And…on Tuesday indirect ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas are to begin in Cairo.

09/22/14

Stuck in the Gulag with You

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

Jihad-vs-AGW


Some say a weekend is for recovering from the work week. Others, that Monday is for recuperating from the weekend. This Gulag entry, egress or not, is for all who are seek reconciliation.

Speaking of weekends, I hear there was some marching going on last one, in New York City. There were pictures in Twitter of the trash they left behind. Something about green, but where I used to live in Chicago they paraded in March with that hue.

For more, read!

Warmers on Parade! Soldiers of Chaos March in NYC

 

HT: EA Sport — and a nod to @LadySandersfarm

09/22/14

Soldiers of Chaos March in NYC

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Almost 400,000 Soldiers of Chaos descended on New York City over the weekend to ostensibly demand the US do something about climate change. What a load of bull crap. And someone (I hope) is checking those attendance numbers, because as we all know, these jack wagons literally aren’t capable of telling the truth. Behold the brown green shirts who are Marxists, Communists, Socialists, Progressives, Islamists, radicals… They all want to transform America into some form or other of a hellish tyranny that benefits a few and suppresses the rest. They call themselves the People’s Climate March, but they are nothing more than commies wearing green as an excuse.

The march was orchestrated to push the UN Climate Summit on Sept. 23. Every radical and moonbat on the planet was there it seems. Of course, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon took part in the two-mile march through the streets of Manhattan, along with musician Sting and actors Leonardo di Caprio and Mark Ruffalo. Former vice president Al Gore and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were also goosestepping to the fascist tune of the global elite — hell, they’re part of them. The New York event was the largest of 2,646 events taking place in 156 countries, according to organizers (if you can believe lying liars).

Oh, and the commies were out en force:

“We said it would take everyone to change everything — and everyone showed up,” said Eddie Bautista, executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, in a statement.

Of course our ‘selfie President’ will attend the UN conference. Although there is incontrovertible proof that there is no global warming and this global climate change garbage is nothing but an attempt to further communism and force subjugation on the masses, these evil asshats just keep on trying to breathe new life into this dead horse. They just won’t stop and evidently they have found enough useful idiots to make propaganda globally and loudly. Maybe it’s a new union for the evil out there organizing on earth for those stopping over on their way to hell. There won’t be much green there, but oh, the weather is to fry for!

So, Obama and his minions presented last week, in preparation for the Climate Summit, the US outline for its plan that applies to a possible global climate agreement. The Summit is seen as a key milestone on the path to an agreement. Yeah… not that Americans will have any say or anything. You can count on that – like it or lump it will be Obama’s edict. Obey if you know what is good for you, or else.

The usual limited subset of the craven, lap dog media are promoting this ad nauseum. The New York Times is elated and demanding change right now, damn it! What a bunch of illiterate, self-loving, sycophants. I won’t even quote them as it was lie after lie after lie in their propaganda spread. Wretch worthy.

What was of note, which the NYT called diversity, was the vast array of nut jobs and radicals that attended the event. Every hate-filled freak that could slither there on their belly showed up for the party. Picture a minaret of an inflatable mosque, floating serenely next to Noah’s Ark on West 58th Street. Then you had Capuchin Franciscan monks decked out in flowing brown robes and nuns marching to the Marxist tune of ideologies that are totally incompatible with Christianity and most other religions. But they snuggled right up to those flying a pagan flag and beating a drum. I’m sure the Satanists and Anarchists were there too. At Columbus Circle, there were bare-breasted women and people with dreadlocks and handmade clothing. There were Muslim women wearing hijabs and groups of older women with signs proclaiming they were “Grandmas Against Global Warming” and that “Gray Is Green.” Some of these people need serious, long-term care and help. Really.

This is theater for the very, very stupid. The majority of Americans know this and just try to ignore it. The problem is that these nincompoops have managed to insert themselves into positions of power and what they do directly effects all of us in every area of our lives. John Kerry is in the thick of it, working tirelessly to destroy America, tax us to death and force us into a dictatorship. He should have stayed in Vietnam. Just sayin’.

The march was replete with celebrities. Twitchy rightly mocked Leonardo DeCaprio. A furry faced DeCaprio flew in on his private jet just for the occasion:

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also lost it at the March when confronted by PJ Media’s Michelle Fields about being a hypocrite. Truth hurts.

Sadly, we can’t just afford to laugh off these loons. Their agenda is a massive wealth transfer. 47 different groups there had ‘justice’ in their names. Justice and equality have nothing to do with this. It’s straight up communism. It’s about taking from those who have earned it and giving it to everyone else – forcibly.

William Teach put it superbly when he said that Sunday’s NYC Climate March is like totally anti-establishment, man. Totally. Although almost 400,000 protestors showed for Sunday’s festivities, guess who didn’t? Most of the media. The NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, CBS News, ABC News, Chicago Post, Miami Herald, USA Today and a whole slew of NY papers were missing in action. You know why? Because this is lame, trite propaganda and Americans are bored and pissed by it. Anti-establishment unless of course you count that all of these groups and individuals are intricately linked to the Democrat Party… such as SEIU, the Teamsters, League Of Women Voters, College Democrats of Mass, CWA, Audubon Society, National Lawyers Guild, NOW, tons of unions, including teacher’s unions, and a whole raft of others, all Left leaning. Then there’s the tried and true Socialist and Communist groups involved, plus CAIR, Code Pink, Common Dreams, World Can’t Wait, MoveOn.org and all the other Democrat voting wackadoodle groups one would expect as Teach aptly stated in his article.

One moonbat had a sticker that said, “Capitalism is destroying the planet… We need revolution, nothing less.” Printed on green, which of course, is the new red. Other activists were chanting, “F*ck the police!” Not sure what that has to do with climate change, but it sure plays into the chaos theory. And in a “I don’t think this word means what you think it means” moment, individuals with the socialist newspaper “The Militant” were selling newspapers to attendees, while Occupy Wall Street members asked for “donations” in exchange for shirts. So, you are anti-capitalist, but only when it suits you? Yep, the very definition of hypocrisy.

Not to be left out, members of the Socialists Workers Party also manned a table, passing out flyers attempting to make “the case for ecosocialism.” You say tomato, I say communism. Meh.

Welcome to Climate Week in the rotten Big Apple, featuring celebrities, CEOs and climatologists. The Soldiers of Chaos march forward in America to bring devastating change upon us.

09/22/14

The New Axis Of Evil’s Latest Military First

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Remember the New Axis of Evil I’ve told you about previously? Well, Russia, China and Iran are busy little demons these days, as you can see in my latest article: The Bear and the Dragon Encircle the Eagle. It’s obvious we are at war and I say that America should bring the action. But with Obama, the Marxist at the helm, I have zero hope that will happen.

The latest chess move is by the Chinese Navy, who has for the first time in history docked their destroyer in a southern Iranian port. The media reported it — briefly in passing with a paragraph or two, hoping the world would ignore it and not notice. Ah, but I noticed as did a number of others. America better wake up – we’re now rocking with the dragon and it is on the move:

Adm. Hossein Azad, naval base chief in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, said the four-day visit that began Saturday saw the two navies sharing expertise in the field of marine rescue.

“On the last day of their visit while leaving Iran, the Chinese warships will stage a joint drill in line with mutual collaboration, and exchange of marine and technical information particularly in the field of aid and rescue,” said Azad.

The report said the destroyer was accompanied by a logistics ship, and that both were on their way to the Gulf of Aden as a part of an international mission to combat piracy.

You might vaguely recall that a Russian Naval group docked in this same port last year on its merry way back from a Pacific Ocean mission. Iran is forming an iron alliance to solidify their hold on the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway at the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a fifth of the world’s oil is shipped.

You would think the media would be all over this. So many first moves between Russia, China and Iran are occurring and they are forming a menacing alliance against the US, financially and militarily. There’s no other way to view this than as an existential threat against our world presence and in fact, against us as a free nation.

The details of the visit and exercises are scant as you can tell. But just the fact it is ongoing should raise our spidey senses immensely and put us on a war footing. Instead we pretend this isn’t happening. It’s like watching the Nazis march across Europe sucking up countries and acting like it isn’t our problem. Oh, wait…

The ghost of Neville Chamberlain haunts the US currently:

– We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.

— I believe it is peace in our time.

— We would fight not for the political future of a distant city, rather for principles whose destruction would ruin the possibility of peace and security for the peoples of the earth.

— How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.

— However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.

This is not some foreign war I’m speaking of. This is our war in our time. We’re not some small, distant nation or foreign city. We are the last super power… the last truly free bastion on the planet and we are in the cross hairs of a new, rising evil spreading rapidly across the globe. Oh, for the wisdom of Winston Churchill:

– Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.

— You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.

— One ought never to turn one’s back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Turning our back on this Axis is not only foolhardy, it is suicidal. Daily, we are doubling the danger our country is in by not confronting our enemies and letting them build their military might. I hope we don’t wait for the New Axis Of Evil’s latest military first to be nukes launched against America in the near future. America, grow a set and get ready to fight.

09/20/14

The Bear and the Dragon Encircle the Eagle

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton


The Demise of America

In the light of Obama’s disastrously weak and intentionally ineffective foreign policy hijinks, over 90 percent of our military do not support the President. Listen for yourself:


Fmr. Navy SEAL Carl Higbie: Over 90% Of Troops Do Not Support Obama

Our military generals and brass are also at odds with Obama and what does Obama do over it? He says he knows better than our military leaders and just to follow orders — meanwhile, quit spying in Europe (or pretend to at least – the alternative is to leave us even more vulnerable to our enemies, which may be the point). Well, that is getting old. The military sees what is coming and it isn’t pretty. It’s not just ISIS and the Caliphate either. They are fronts and tools for Russia in the end. The Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon are closing in for the kill and Obama, the Arsonist-in-Chief, fiddles while America burns — and smiles as he imagines the demise of the Land of the Free and the rise of Islam. While Obama bombs various countries, claiming he is destroying ISIS, it is more akin to pinpricks and foreplay than serious warfare. He is arming the Syrian rebels and I hate to state the obvious, but the rebels are al Qaeda and ISIS. Obama is warring against Assad. All smoke and mirrors… and on the surface it makes absolutely no sense. On the one hand, Obama is colluding with Iran to fight ISIS… and on the other, fighting Assad. When in fact Iran supports Assad and ISIS. As in the end, I believe Obama does as well. None of this is real fighting — it is political war theater. In the end, we are distracted from the real RISK players — Russia and China.


Trevor Loudon / Cliff Kincaid

This last week saw the continuing invasion of the Ukraine by the Russkies and the world yawned. Did you know both the Ukraine and Russia are now speaking of nuclear war? I’m not so sure it’s just posturing, or that the world should treat it like the ‘boy who cried wolf.’ Putin is a monster and if dropping a few nukes furthers his empire, well… you have to break a few eggs to rule the world. The Pope says we are in the opening salvo of WWIII and on that point, I agree.

Sweden has now summoned the Russian Ambassador for a dressing down after two Russian planes violated Swedish airspace last week. They have also raised their military readiness over these incursions and the Ukraine situation. Sweden views Russia as a clear and present threat, and so they should.

Lest you think Russia will just leave us be, think again. Russian nuclear bombers just buzzed Northern Europe and Alaska — again. They are testing a nuclear bear hug for us and we shout ‘dandelion!’ and off we go in the wrong direction. Nuclear sabre rattling will eventually give way to war.

Bill Gertz:

Six Russian aircraft, including two Bear H nuclear bombers, two MiG-31 fighter jets and two IL-78 refueling tankers were intercepted by F-22 fighters on Wednesday west and north of Alaska in air defense identification zones, said Navy Capt. Jeff A. Davis, a spokesman for the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two other Bears were intercepted by Canadian jets on Thursday.

“The group of Russian aircraft flew a loop south, returning westward toward Russia,” Davis told the Free Beacon.

A day later two more Bear bombers were intercepted by Canadian CF-18 jets in the western area of the Canadian air defense identification zone near the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, he said.

The Russian bombers did not enter U.S. airspace but flew within 63 miles of the Alaskan coast and 46 miles of the Canadian coastline, Davis said.

In both instances, the Russian bombers did not enter sovereign airspace, he added, noting the Russian aircraft flew within about 55 nautical miles of the Alaskan coastline, and within about 40 nautical miles of the Canadian coastline.

Defense officials think this was timed by Putin for the visit of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to the US and Canada. Could be, but any excuse will do. Russia will continue to probe our defense limits and assess our military weaknesses, which are substantial currently.

Putin is now bragging he could take the capitols of five countries within two days if he chose to do so. Just two days ago, he threatened to invade Poland, Romania and the Baltic states:

“If I wanted, in two days I could have Russian troops not only in Kiev, but also in Riga, Vilnius, Tallinn, Warsaw and Bucharest,” Mr Putin allegedly told President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine, reported Süddeustche Zeitung, a German newspaper.

Warming up for conquest:

Over Europe on Tuesday, two Bear H bombers conducted practice strategic bombing runs on Tuesday and were met by interceptor jets from Norway, Denmark, Britain, and Netherlands, defense officials told the Free Beacon.

“NATO jets … were scrambled to visually identify unknown aircraft approaching allied airspace,” said a NATO military officer who confirmed details of the incident.

“The approaching aircraft were identified as two Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers,” he said. “The Russian flights originated in the Barents Sea and went through international airspace down to the North Sea off the Dutch coast.”

The Russian aircraft flew in international airspace “close to NATO territory” but did not violate allied airspace, the officer said.

Oh… and when it comes, he’ll unplug Russia from the Internet:

The Kremlin is considering radical plans to unplug Russia from the global internet in the event of a serious military confrontation or big anti-government protests at home, Russian officials hinted on Friday.

President Vladimir Putin will convene a meeting of his security council on Monday. It will discuss what steps Moscow might take to disconnect Russian citizens from the web “in an emergency”, the Vedomosti newspaper reported. The goal would be to strengthen Russia’s sovereignty in cyberspace. The proposals could also bring the domain .ru under state control, it suggested.

Cutting the country off from the Internet and social media is definitely a prelude to war. Remember, we no longer have Radio Free Europe as a way to reach oppressed populations — and believe me, once the Eastern Bloc citizens are cut off from the West, they’ll know they are, once again, being oppressed — and by having come to rely almost solely on the Internet as the channel to former Soviet satellites, we have effectively enabled a narrow choke point, easily throttled by a hostile government.

Russia is also staking claim to the arctic and building up their military presence there. Two military bases are being built at Wrangel Island, on the arctic Chukchi Sea north of the Russian Far East and on Cape Schmidt, also on the Chukchi Sea. They are also deploying attack submarines in the region.

China doesn’t want to be left out either and she is on the move as well. China is planning to deploy nuclear subs near our coasts and to build military bases in the South China Sea. While Russia is loudly and brashly moving forward, the Chinese are methodically and quietly taking over space, cyberspace and the oceans.

As the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon encircle the American Eagle, looking for our weak spots and seeking the kill… the US is besieged by as many enemies within her ranks as from without. As if they are all in a race to kill her off. But America won’t die so easily and there are many, many who will defend her to the end – within and without her borders… within and without her military ranks. Our enemies might poke the American Eagle, but she still has fight left in her.

We are at war with Islamic barbarians and the Caliphate. But make no mistake, we are also at war with Russia and China, and the chill of what we used to call the Cold War begins to thaw as the monsters come out of hibernation. The world is just beginning to wake up to it.

09/19/14

Trevor Loudon’s Updated Schedule For September/October/November, 2014

New Zeal

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2014 elections and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win.

Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear:

Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over your lifetime, while much of the electorate has become more conservative? Why government regulation and taxes have exponentially increased, even though most Americans still oppose Big Government?

Trevor’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill.

“The Enemies Within” profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations.

Trevor says the Tea Party has stopped the socialist agenda in its tracks, but we must keep fighting. Freedom-loving people around the world are counting on us.

September

Fri., Sept. 19th, 2014
Event: Mesa County GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.mesacountyrepublicans.com/welcome.html
Time: 11:30 am MST
Place: Two Rivers Convention Center
159 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Sat., Sept. 20th, 2014
Event: Adams County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 5:30 pm MST
Place: Brittany Hill
9350 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 80229

Mon., Sept. 22nd, 2014
Event: Greg Marshall 1270 WMKT — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 5:00 pm EST
Place: MI

Tue., Sept. 23rd, 2014
Event: Redlands Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://redlandsteaparty.net/rtp/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: American Legion Hall
816 W. Colton Ave.
Redlands, CA

Thur., Sept. 25th, 2014
Event: Newport Harbor Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.nhrw.org/#/home/
Time: 11:30 am PST
Place: Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Fri., Sept. 26th, 2014
Event: Greater Orlando Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.greaterorlandoteaparty.org/
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Place: Eastmonte Civic Center
830 Magnolia Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Sat., Sept. 27th, 2014
Event: La Primera Iglesia Bautista — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.greaterorlandoteaparty.org/
Time: 7 pm EST
Place: First Baptist Church of Mascotte
857 W. Meyers Blvd.
Mascotte, FL 34753

October

Sat., Oct. 4th, 2014
Event: Northborough Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://northboroughteaparty.us/
Time: TBD
Place: Northborough, MA

Mon., Oct. 6th, 2014
Event: Isaac Moffett – The Great Education Struggle – podcast — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 4:00 pm PST
Place: ID

Mon., Oct. 6th, 2014
Event: Curtis Bowers, Producer, AGENDA: Grinding America Down — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Mission Aviation Fellowship
112 N. Pilatus Lane
Nampa, ID 83687

Tues., Oct. 7th, 2014
Event: Republican Liberty Caucus of Idaho Spirit of ’76 Banquet — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.idaholibertycaucus.org/portal/
Time: 6:00 pm PST
Place: 1912 Center
412 E. 3rd Street
Moscow, ID 83843

Wed., Oct. 8th, 2014
Web Site: www.912ProjectIdaho.com
Event: 912 Project of Idaho — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: American Legion Post 113, Veterans Bldg.
22 W. Broadway Ave
Meridian, ID 83642

Thurs., Oct. 9th, 2014
Event: Mini-Cassia Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: King Fine Arts Center
1 Bobcat Blvd.
Burley, ID 83318

Sat., Oct. 11th, 2014
Web Site: http://adacountyteaparty.org/
Event: Ada County Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Star, ID

Sun., Oct. 12th, 2014
Web Site: www.eliserichmond.com
Event: The Elise Richmond Show – KNEWS 94.3FM — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 9:20 am PST
Place: CA

Mon., Oct. 13th, 2014
Event: Arizona Red Mountain Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.arizonapatriot.com/
Time: 6:30 pm MST
Place: East Valley High School
7420 E. Main street
Mesa, AZ 85207

Tues., Oct. 14th, 2014
Event: Remember 1986 Coalition — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6:30 pm MST
Place: Paradise Valley Mall
4568 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Wed., Oct. 15th, 2014
Event: Grassroots Glendale Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://grassrootsglendaleteaparty.com/
Time: 6:00 pm MST
Place: Brand New Church
1827 W. Grovers Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Thurs., Oct. 16th, 2014
Event: St. George Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://grassrootsglendaleteaparty.com/
Time: TBD
Place: St. George, UT

Sat., Oct. 18th, 2014
Event: Pahrump Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Pahrump, NV

Mon., Oct. 20th, 2014
Event: Virgin Valley Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Mesquite, NV

Sat., Oct. 25th, 2014
Event: Ramona Tea Party Forum — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.ramonatead.com/
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Ramona Mainstage Theater
626 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065

Mon., Oct. 27th, 2014
Event: Island County Republican Party & Sno-Isle Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Everett, WA

Thurs., Oct. 30th, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Yelm, WA

Fri., Oct. 31st, 2014
Event: Tacoma Narrows Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7:00 pm PST
Place: Gig Harbor, WA

November

Sat., Nov. 1st, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Vancouver, WA

More to come…

09/19/14

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results — 09/19/14

The Watcher’s Council


Jon McNaughton: Liberalism Is A Disease — Worse Than Ebola

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” – Adolf Hitler

“There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool” – Plato

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This weeks’ winning entry, The Independent Sentinel’sAnti-Americanism, Marxism, Porn, Pedophilia Now Available in the Classroom, does a great job in exposing h the organized mind rape and indoctrination of America’s children in the public schools by the implementation of the Common Core program. Here’s a slice:

Did you know that ‘our bodies, being products of eating, are immoral by essence’, and ‘consumption not only bites the world but lessens the leftovers for everyone else’? [...] “procreation has become an unintentional act of aggression against the fellow multitudes already cramming the planet.”

~ from The American Experience, a propagandized high school literature text

Leftist revisionist history is seen through a negative, bleak, self-flagellating prism and it is now permeating our schools thanks to Common Core.

Periodically, I post an article about one of the texts or supplementary materials being used under Common Core that promote propaganda, and anti-American ideas. America Now is one such book.

America Now by Robert Atwan is a book of essays from recent periodicals, which is being used in AP English classrooms in numerous high schools and in undergraduate college classes throughout the nation. It is Common Core aligned. It is typical of the type of indoctrination that is becoming part and parcel of the Core. It has less to do with English than it has to do with perpetuating the leftist vision of America – the new America, America Now!

America now is an America that abandons traditional America and takes up a new, improved Leftist America. Common core is the vehicle by which this new America can be rapidly and widely spread.

Parading around as English literature, it is simply leftist propaganda. The theme capitalism is evil runs throughout.

Big Government and government agencies are extolled. The rich are demonized, Southern people are demeaned, man is described as too costly, man is an agent of destruction on earth, and illegal immigration is promoted.

Happiness is something to be attained by adapting to the Marxist perspective.

A telling quote from the book: “One cure–for those who feel that their pursuit of happiness has been sent on a long detour through the labor camps of American and international capitalism–is the institution of a government department that has as its only priority the happiness of all Americans.”

Another article, on the sticky post on our front page, deals with yet another vile, unAmerican book called The American Experience.

A Tea Party leader, Becky Gerritson, who testified before Congress last year and who told Congress “they had forgotten their place,” testified before an Alabama Senate Education Committee in support of a bill to allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core.

Her testimony concentrated on the widely-used literature text, The American Experience: 1900-Present by Prentice Hall. It is Common Core aligned. When she read one paragraph from a recommended novel that was incorporated into the book, it was so pornographic even the senators wouldn’t listen to it. She reminded them that this is being taught to 16 and 17 year olds.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Sharyl Atkisson in The Daily Signal with Benghazi Bombshell: Clinton State Department Official Reveals Details of Alleged Document Review, submitted by Joshuapundit. Ms. Atkisson, an award winning reporter, reveals via a former State Department functionary how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her people were part of an operation to “separate” damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Do read it.

Here are this week’s full results. Only The Colossus of Rhodey was unable to vote this week, but was not affected by the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

Make sure to tune in every Monday for the Watcher’s Forum and every Tuesday morning when we reveal this week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week!

And remember, every Wednesday, the Council has its weekly contest with the members nominating two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. The votes are cast by the Council and the results are posted on Friday morning.

It’s a weekly magazine of some of the best stuff written in the blogosphere and you won’t want to miss it… or any of the other fantabulous Watcher’s Council content.

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09/19/14

Benghazi Perspective, More Syrian Devastation and my Redemption Day are Coming

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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Long ago in political time, I offered to fellow patriots that I could… well… do this.

 
I procrastinated.

What I had in mind is that I would write an article briefly describing that to which I would direct the close and thorough attention of any “Woodstein“-like reporters in the investigation of the Benghazi 9-11 scandal, were I their well supported news editor.

So here we are. The House Benghazi Select Committee has begun their hearings. Congress has just authorized the Obama regime to wreak further somethin’-somethin’ in Syria. And perhaps now is the time for my two cents’ worth.

 
So, God providing and barring unforseen circumstances, come have a look in just a few days.

It won’t be pretty.

In the mean time, some Internet activism music, maestro, if you please, as I hope to raise some cash, to influence the more anti-American policos to eat more crow.

 

 

Sheryl Crow Includes Johnny Cash in ‘Redemption Day’ Video

Crow wrote the song after visiting Bosnia with Hillary Clinton, and the video features footage of American soldiers throughout the 20th century.

‘I really experienced something I’d never seen before, which was what it looks like to be in a war-torn area and meet people who had suffered through that,’ Crow says. ‘Part of [Clinton's] goal was to speak to the women and children in those villages. The moment we went into Bosnia, the whole genocide was happening in Rwanda and we sat back and watched it, yet Bosnia seemed to be kind of a stronghold in Europe and we needed the military presence there. I came home really struck by the question of why we invest in some countries, and other countries we don’t.’

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At the memorial, getting after that video guy, Reuters photo

09/19/14

Who said, ‘We are socialists… enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system… with its unfair salaries…?’

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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Who said this?

We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.

First one who posts the correct answer in comments below and who leaves his or her Twitter handle gets a Tweet-out from @GulagBound… you know, if you do it really soon.

We will post the answer and more about this person, after that.


Answer:

Yes indeed, Diana, it was this man.

Adolf Hitler with German Workers Party / National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI) members

Adolf Hitler with German Workers Party / National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI) members,
via http://totallyhistory.com/german-workers-party

It is translated from Hitler’s May 1st speech in 1927, referenced in John Toland’s Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, 1976, ISBN 0-385-42053-6. This is described in context in the article by John J. Ray, “Hitler was a Leftist.”

For more about the politics that made Hitler popular. you may read in Gulag Bound, “Adolf Hitler – Progressive Pioneer,” by Rob of JoshuaPundit.

In Totally History, the entry, “German Workers’ Party” also provides context, including the numerous connections of leaders to the Thule Society, said to be similar to and even connected with Yale University’s Skull and Bones.

Related, for more on the Nazi beginnings of political environmentalism/ecology, see articles by Mark Musser.

Photos of Adolph Hitler’s visit to a Siemens factory in 1933:

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and http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/58769.html