10/19/14

Democrats’ Abysmal Failure (or Sabotage) in Iraq & Mideast, by VP Joe Biden

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

biden_indy_082310“Our allies in the region were our largest problem in Syria. The Turks were great friends and I have a great relationship with Erdogan, which I spend a lot of time with; the Saudis, the Emirates, etc.” beings Joe Biden.

“Systemic failure,” says the former MI5 analyst.

“Great friends,” I say.

Later today, or tomorrow I’ll add a few notes and links to this Resister’s Log entry, or a follow-up item. For now, please listen to every second of this very extraordinary video.

Yeah, yeah, we realize that RT is a propaganda ministry of Putin’s Russia – and they happen to tell big chunks of the real, pravda truth that the NWO West’s propaganda arms, including America’s significantly captured “intelligence community” and its alphabet media “fail” to tell.

The RT report doesn’t tell exactly where and to whom Biden said these things. Let’s find out.

And just what is behind this alleged failure? Let us not assume that incompetence and conspiracy are mutually exclusive.

TY Majid Moghdam

10/18/14

What Is He Talking About?

Arlene from Israel

Motzei Shabbat (After Shabbat)

“What Is He Talking About?”

We have just completed the holiday of Sukkot, during which time we live in sukkahs.  While conforming to certain specifications, a sukkah is in its essence a temporary and thus fragile structure.

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This comes to remind us that what protects us is not the walls of the sukkah, but the embrace of the Almighty. And I believe that now, especially, this is a lesson we need to carry with us: As is obvious from my postings, I believe we are commanded to act as decisively as we can.  Never do I suggest that we should leave it to Heaven and stop exerting our own effort to protect Israel – on the contrary!

But in the end, we indeed must rely upon the embrace of the Almighty.  The world grows less comprehensible day by day.

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John Kerry’s statements serve as a perfect example of the incomprehensible nature of current events.  This past Thursday, he linked the lack of a “two-state solution” to rising Islamic radicalism:

“there wasn’t a leader I met with in the region who didn’t raise with me spontaneously the need to try to get peace between Israel and the Palestinians, because it was a cause of recruitment and of street anger and agitation…

“People need to understand the connection of that. And it has something to do with humiliation and denial and absence of dignity.”

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This position is not only daft and outrageous, it is dead wrong and dangerous.

The vast majority of the Arabs across the region care very little about the “Palestinians” and their call for a state.

ISIS is about an Islamic caliphate established on the basis of sharia law.  Were there (Heaven forbid) no Israel, the Islamic radicals would still be seeking a caliphate.

More to the point with regard to the rise of ISIS is the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq at a premature time.

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, who was in Gaza this past week, echoed a refrain similar to that of Kerry:

“The Gaza situation is a symptom of a larger problem: the stalemate in the Middle East peace process.”

It doesn’t end.

One must ask what it is that Ban doesn’t get: Hamas in Gaza was not part of negotiations for “peace” and has declared it never will be.  The goal of this terror organization is the elimination of Israel and it would not be pacified by a “two-state solution.”  It would merely utilize the presence of a “Palestinian state” in Judea and Samaria to advance its opportunities for attacking Israel.

How has it come to pass that successful peace negotiations are touted as the panacea for everything that ails this part of the world?

From where I sit, it looks like a serious epidemic of “blame it on the Jews.”

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But here we are, with Kerry declaring:

“It is imperative that we find a way to get back to the negotiations.[We need] to find a way to create two states that can live together side by side, two peoples, with both of their aspirations being respected.”

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I confess, my friends, that I was naïve.  I believed that when Abbas signed with Hamas for a unity government it was the kiss of death for negotiations, at least for some interim of time.  I was convinced that it would be clear that Israel could not negotiate with an entity that encompassed a terrorist organization and that Abbas’s credentials as a “partner for peace” had been severely tarnished.

But, alas…I was wrong. We are expected to negotiate anyway.

We will not.

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From a purely pragmatic perspective I also saw Kerry as having too much on his plate to focus on the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict right now.  Go know…

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This past Sunday, a donor conference was held in Cairo to raise money for the rebuilding of Gaza.   A staggering $5.4 billion dollars was pledged, the largest pledge of $1 billion coming from the Hamas-supporting nation of Qatar.

Israel, the PA and the UN have ostensibly worked out a mechanism for ensuring that materials brought in will not be utilized by Hamas.  I have not quite figured out yet how this can be the case, when the PA encompasses Hamas.  Please, do not hold your collective breath expecting success on this score.  My understanding is that it will be impossible to effectively monitor dual-use items (that can be used for civilian building or for military purposes) once they are in Gaza.  This past Tuesday, cement and steel entered Gaza for the first time in a year.

Yuli Edelstein, speaker of the Knesset, expressed double concern about a lack of proper supervision of the funds donated: It will not reach the population that needs it, and it will embolden Hamas to more violence

Edelstein regretted that Israel had not been invited by Cairo to the conference.

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I call your attention in particular to a piece on this issue by Michael Freund, “Is rebuilding Gaza more important than halting Ebola?” (emphasis added):

“…despite the Islamic terrorist group’s [Hamas’s] cynical use of the area as a launching pad for thousands of rocket attacks against Israel, Western powers and others have rushed to open their checkbooks to help with reconstruction.

This is morally obtuse, politically obscene and strategically oblivious behavior

“…At the Gaza donor conference, which was held in Cairo, a whopping $5.4 billion was pledged, half of which will go towards rebuilding efforts, while the rest will be used to sustain the budget of the Palestinian Authority, which now includes Hamas through 2017.

In other words, even though the Palestinians siphoned off previous aid and used it to prepare for war with Israel, they are once again becoming recipients of Western largesse.

Needless to say, the funds pledged are not contingent on Hamas disarmament, nor will any demands be made of the terrorist group to cease building tunnels to try and burrow into Israel and murder innocent Israelis

The inanity at work here is even more pronounced when one considers that the United Nations has been having difficulty raising just $1 billion to fight Ebola.

“Although the disease has killed more than 4,000 people and spread to at least seven countries, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said on Friday that just $250 million…has been raised thus far…

“And so, even though the number of Ebola cases is reportedly doubling every three to four weeks, billions of dollars will be lavished on Gaza rather than on the jeopardized populations of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

“Similarly, a recent donor conference in Washington aimed at combatting cholera in Haiti, which has killed more than 8,000 and infected 700,000 others, raised just $52.5 million out of the $400 million needed for the program’s first two years.

“And just last month, Ertharin Cousin, the head of the World Food Program, said that because of funding shortages, the organization has had to reduce food rations and distributions.

“’We’re going to need to cut rations to those people we’re supporting inside Syria, and to cut the size of the vouchers to those Syrians who are refugees outside Syria…’”

Concludes Freund, “no reasonable moral calculus can justify prioritizing the reconstruction of Gaza apartment buildings over preventing an Ebola epidemic that threatens millions of people.”

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All this makes me long for the peace of the sukkah. But I’ll be here, with a great deal more to write about.

As I had recently written about Hezbollah, and increasing concerns about its intentions, I end with this article by Jonathan Spyer, who has considerable expertise on the issue:

The Nusra Front – a Sunni Jihadist group in Syria – “is demonstrating its ability to hit at [Shi’ite] Hezbollah across the border [from Syria into Lebanon] with increasing impunity.”  In the past, Hezbollah has tangled with weak Sunni elements inside of Lebanon, or with Syrian refugees located in Lebanon, but this is different.  Nusra is attacking Hezbollah positions; there are indications that the Syrian civil war is moving “irrevocably” into Lebanon.

All of this must be followed closely because of the complex implications for Hezbollah’s motivation to hit Israel in the near future.  Hezbollah is facing new challenges.  On the one hand, it is distracted and under pressure.  But it is eager to justify itself to the Lebanese population, which has not been pleased with Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.

10/17/14

ALERT: The Sovereignty Campaign’s Unique, Essential Mission during Election 2014

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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10/17/14

The Council Has Spoken!! Watcher’s Council Results – 10/17/14


Obama declares November 4th a National Day of Quarantine


Grand Opening: AirEbola Airlines


Ebola Not Contagious Until After Nov. 4 Election, Says CDGC

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

“Money doesn’t talk, it screams.” – Bob Dylan

“Alliance – in international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.” – Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary”

“Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states.” – Demosthenes

A great deal of attention is being placed in some circles lately about the funding and support terrorist organizations like Hamas and ISIS are getting from certain nations in the Muslim world. This week’s winner, The Noisy Room’sThe Brookings Institution and Qatar – The Money, Power and Influence Behind Global Terror, addresses the role played by one of these countries in a lucid and informative piece that you definitely need to read. Here’s a slice:

In 2012, when a revised agreement was signed between Brookings and the Qatari government, the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself praised the agreement on its website, announcing that “the center will assume its role in reflecting the bright image of Qatar in the international media, especially the American ones.” Brookings officials have also admitted that they have regular meetings with Qatari government officials about the center’s activities and budget. And, no surprise here, the former Qatari prime minister sits on the center’s advisory board.

Former US envoy Martin Indyk, John Kerry’s Middle East peace envoy, in his capacity as Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, cashed a $14.8 million check from Qatar this past year. The Brookings Institution’s Board is composed of distinguished business executives, academics, former government officials and community leaders — from both sides of the political spectrum. Brookings was involved in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a definite conflict of interest since Qatar is widely known to fund terror in the West Bank, specifically, Hamas. Known as the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today with their deep, deep pockets, Qatar has interests, both economic and political, with terrorists on a global scale.

Qatar is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al Qaeda and Boko Haram. They are involved in the trafficking of Taliban heroin through a strategic relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell. Furthermore, the Qatari ruling elite profit from operating a virtual slave state, which has accepted as a fait accompli that 4,000 migrant workers will die constructing soccer stadiums for the 2022 World Cup (to be held in Doha). The ruling Al-Thani family has leveraged its relationships with violent Jihadi groups to prop up Qatar economically and politically; to the detriment of the United States, her allies and world peace. Since the Brookings Institution has a direct economic relationship with Qatar, it indicates they are not a valid, bipartisan think tank… but rather a clearing house for the funding of terror and the rise of the genocidal Islamic State.

Some background on Indyk is in order. Martin Indyk is a notorious Progressive. He was also on the Council of Foreign Relations and was Deputy Research Director for AIPAC. He is known as the framer of the US policy of dual containment which sought to ‘contain’ Iraq and Iran. Indyk was the first United States ambassador to be stripped of a security clearance. He was ambassador to Israel. Indyk was under investigation for improperly handling sensitive material at the time. His clearance was restored a month later, in October 2000, by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

One year after 9/11, the United States government decided to cozy up with Qatar. The Brookings Institution – a large, renowned think tank based in Washington, DC – founded the US-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) with the nation of Qatar.

From the Brookings website:

The forum was launched in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Its goal was the development of research and outreach programs designed to improve US relations with Muslim states and communities. A particular challenge in that moment of tension and frustration was the virtual absence of dialogue between leaders of the United States and the Muslim world.

The formation of these outreach programs was more akin to an open invitation to bribery, spying and subversion, than improving American relations with Muslim-majority nations.

The New York Times penned an article in September of this year that outlines the influence of foreign governments through the stealth funding of US-based think tanks. The Brookings Institution is not alone by any means; however, their history of powerful connections to the White House and military analysts and brass makes them a shining star in the orbit of Qatar’s heady influence.

Qatari money buys conclusions reached by Brookings scholars in their research – conclusions that are dictated by the financier. In Qatar’s case, one that forwards totalitarian-Sharia law and a global reach for power and control. It is the prostitution of intellectual reason and financed propaganda. These think tanks are not transparent concerning their agreements with foreign governments. They have also not registered with the US government as representatives of a foreign, donor country, which is a violation of federal law. It is widely held that the practice could violate the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the 1938 federal law that sought to combat a Nazi propaganda campaign in the United States. Not for nothing, the Muslim Brotherhood came to maturity at the same time as, and often in direct contact with, the Nazi Party of Germany.

The Brookings Institution 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. Brookings’ 2014, $14.8 million, four-year donation, from Qatar, will help fund a Brookings affiliate in Qatar, as well as a project regarding United States relations with the Islamic world. Who needs a bloody coup, when you can buy influence? The funding, which amounts to an open bribe, hushes up the criticism of research groups on Qatar and their political dealings and legal/religious systems.

From The New York Times:

“If a member of Congress is using the Brookings reports, they should be aware — they are not getting the full story,” said Saleem Ali, who served as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar and who said he had been told during his job interview that he could not take positions critical of the Qatari government in papers. “They may not be getting a false story, but they are not getting the full story.”

Qatar hosts two massive US military bases, which are viewed as central to Qatar’s own national security. They have been especially generous in their giving to American think tanks, attempting to buy influence and sway opinion. A backer of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Qatar maintains that a Muslim Brotherhood-style political Islam is the Arab world’s best hope for democracy and they seem to have many allies in DC, including Barack Obama, who supported the Qatari-backed efforts in Egypt and Libya.

An anonymous donor at Brookings, with ties to the Turkish government, made a strong statement to a scholar there who made critical statements about Qatar by suspending their support and their money. “It is the self-censorship that really affects us over time,” the scholar said. “But the fund-raising environment is very difficult at the moment, and Brookings keeps growing and it has to support itself.” The Qatari government is the single, biggest foreign donor to Brookings. Of course, the powers-that-be at Brookings claim they have cited strict internal policies that they claim ensure their scholars’ work is “not influenced by the views of our funders,” in Qatar or in Washington. But, as evidenced by numerous insider accounts and bolstered by Brookings’ implicit backing of Qatar’s Arab Spring, big money not only talks, it controls, too.

Mr. Ali, who served as one of the first visiting fellows at the Brookings Doha Center after it opened in 2009, said such a policy, though unwritten, was clear:

“There was a no-go zone when it came to criticizing the Qatari government,” said Mr. Ali, who is now a professor at the University of Queensland in Australia. “It was unsettling for the academics there. But it was the price we had to pay.

In a recent report appearing in the UK-based Telegraph, both Qatar and Kuwait were singled out for openly, and even avidly, aiding fundraising efforts for genocidal Islamic State/ISIS terrorists who are currently engaged in fierce clashes with the Syrian army alongside Israel on the Golan Heights. With Qatar’s open financing of Hamas, their ties to the Brookings Institution are even more suspect. Qatar has also been used as a proxy in Obama’s war in Syria — they are the main sponsor of the Syrian insurgency.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was the always fascinating Michael Totten with From Havana to Hanoi, submitted by Joshuapundit. Having returned from Cuba a short while ago, Totten’s next stop was Vietnam, where he compared what he saw in Havana, where socialism is still practiced with Hanoi, which has largely ditched it at least economically and where the ruling order encourages capitalism and entrepreneurial enterprise.

Here are this week’s full results. The Independent Sentinel and Ask Marion were unable to vote this week, but neither was subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty for not voting:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

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10/16/14

Twitter’s Homofascist Crackdown and a Tale of Two Hashtags: #4Huston5 & #HustonWeHaveAProblem

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

“#4Huston5″ is what some of us are using now in Twitter. “#HustonWeHaveAProblem” is what Twitter was blocking, something exposed in the following D.C. Caller article.

Follow-up toPastors Ordered to Submit Sermons to Government in Houston; Degeneracy Brings Authoritarianism

San Francisco’s own Twitter seems to be dressing up in the flamiers’ black leather (flamers’ as in the new media version of book burning, fascist style… no, not crematoriums, at least not at this point… maybe a bit of Molech worship’s “fire in the belly,” too; that’s related but different).

Twitter Blocks Campaign To Protect Pastors From Having To Hand Over Its Sermons and Emails To The Government

Why do you call it “homofascism,” Daddy?

Homosexuality and related gender confusions are naturally obvious disorientations of identification, belief, and practice. Clearly, American government does not exist to punish all deviant behavior, nor to come to everyone’s rescue in every way, however much trouble anyone may be in. Unfortunately for all of us, sexual deviance often brings with it two attitudes however, that are destructive to society: 1. obsession and, 2. the need to justify it. And destruction to society becomes encroachment upon our natural rights, the guardianship of which is American government’s essential task.

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ADF is asking that patriots promulgate this graphic, use it as social media “avatars,” etc.

When the corrupted and strong motivations of sexual obsession and the need to justify oneself, even if at others’ expense, are mixed with the craving for power that is behind neo-Marxism, then making way for the homosexual movement becomes “sympathy for the devil” as the Rolling Stones sang. And in what this brings about, no one can ever “get no satisfaction.”

The “neo-Marxism” just mentioned is a less ham-fisted version of Communism, which itself is a refined version of the French Revolution’s Jacobinism. Its “neo” reflects a blending with fascism, stemming from a legion of post-enlightenment rationalizations of corrupt human vanity and the hunger for power by those who wish to transform human nature into something it is not, gaining personal power over others in the process of their ersatz solutions.

The homosexual movement is a seemingly altruistic ploy insinuated into American society. It has been a stiletto-sharp weapon in the hands of those who would inflict hard-core political perversity upon us.

Please forgive me for not citing the source for the following. Any colleagues are invited to apprise me. As I recall, not long ago a former KGB agent commented that one of their most pleasant surprises was that in America, the adoption of homosexuality as normative was becoming so very instrumental. It has been much more useful here lately, than for example, in Russia, in the 1910’s and 20’s.

This is a vanguard of a very real, very strategically effectuated war, on authentic America, upon us and upon the birthright of personal sovereignty based society for which we are accountable to each other and to God, Himself. Please know that, because we must engage the most effective measures in vanquishing this despotic enemy. That, as the Declaration of Independence so wisely charges, is our “duty.”

When the true, natural accountabilities of man are forsaken, he becomes controlled no longer by himself, but enslaved by others.

More follows, about the Houston 5 pastors and other tactically targeted attacks upon our First Amendment rights and overall liberties, in chosen places in America.

Is Houston’s homofascist mayor backing down after hearing truth from power? Well, maybe, kinda, sorta…

Pastors to Mayor: Don’t Mess with Texas Pulpits – Hands Off Our Sermons

And from the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) on Huston, and on Hannity last night:

 

Houston We Have A Problem…And A Constitution!

From CBN on a Christian baker in Colorado:

 

And the CBN article on the same:
Crumbling Freedom: Cake Artist Sent to ‘Reeducation’

In the ongoing lawfare, psyops, and overall warfare, and in addition to this intrepid (a fine fascist-fighting term, for any WWII espionage fans out there) site and the above, I suggest tracking these two venues. Peter LaBarbera whom I’ve met and consider a friend, and Tony Perkins who is also a dynamo, are first rate patriots.

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Family Research Council

FRC | Pro Marriage & Pro Life Organization in Washington DC

“Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.”
— Proverbs 25:26.

10/16/14

Pastors Ordered to Submit Sermons to Government in Houston; Degeneracy Brings Authoritarianism

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

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As America’s charter, our Declaration of Independence does declare, our nation is founded upon self-evident truth. That is a necessary condition for a people sovereign under God in their own nation.

Do we now think adopting the oxymoron of “same-sex marriage” is about our society maturing rather than embracing the dementia and depravity brought on by denying natural law’s natural reality? About love and acceptance?

If so, why are the tyrannical tactics of Fascists and Marxists (and old King George III) now being applied against our natural rights, especially against those who love all people enough to tell the truth?

SHOCK! Modern Day Inquisition as City of Houston Demands Pastors Turn Over Sermons

Excerpt from article in Breaking Christian News (before also linking to Charisma News):

(Houston, TX)—The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity, or Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, says Fox News host Todd Starnes. (Photo via Wikipedia Commons)

“Those ministers who fail to comply,” he adds, “could be held in contempt of court.” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyers have since filed a motion to stop the subpoena. So what’s all the fuss about? As reported in Charisma News, Houston city officials are upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the City Council rejected valid petitions to repeal a law approved in June that allows members of the opposite sex into each other’s restrooms. The Houston Chronicle reported that opponents of the “bathroom bill” launched a petition drive that generated more than 50,000 signatures—more than the 17,269 needed to put a referendum on the ballot. The City Council threw out the petition in August citing “irregularities.”

Although Mayor Parker refused to speak with Todd Starnes, Stanley was quoted as telling the Fox News host that the mayor’s motives may be to publicly shame the ministers, possibly using their sermons to reveal them as “anti-gay bigots.” Said ADF Litigation Counsel Christiana Holcomb, “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented. The City Council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions. Political and social commentary is not a crime; it is protected by the First Amendment.”

At Charisma News:

US City Subpoenas Pastors’ Sermons in Culture War Witch Hunt

At the site of the Family Research Council:

FRC Blog ” Snoops on the Stoops of the Church

At Alliance Defending Freedom:

Houston, we have a problem

Prior by Bub Unruh at WorldNetDaily:

Major U.S. city demands oversight of sermons

10/15/14

#Ebola – Blood, vomit and diarrhea-soaked hazardous materials piled to the ceiling…

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

A second person, who was a caretaker in the Dallas hospital for Duncan – Patient 0 – has now tested positive for Ebola in Dallas. The nurse flew the day before her symptoms became apparent from Cleveland to Dallas. Those passengers who were unlucky enough to be her travel buddies went to the four winds and on it goes. If you flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth, for God’s sake get to a hospital and get checked and fast. Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC, should resign immediately for overseeing what could be a modern-day Captain Trips event in the US.

The nurses who cared for Duncan before he died and all the medical staff are terrified and pissed. I don’t blame them. When I read this morning how he was handled, it sent a long, cold shudder down my spine that just kept on going. The kind that makes you go weak in the knees and elicits an ardent prayer that somehow this plague is contained before we have mass graves and incinerations to deal with.

Excerpts from CBS Houston:

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation’s largest nurses’ union.

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Deborah Burger of National Nurses United, who convened a conference call with reporters to relay what she said were concerns of nurses at the hospital, said they were forced to use medical tape to secure openings in their flimsy garments and worried that their necks and heads were exposed as they cared for Duncan.

RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of Nurses United, said the statement came from “several” and “a few” nurses, but she refused repeated inquiries to state how many. She said the organization had vetted the claims, and that the nurses cited were in a position to know what had occurred at the hospital. She did not specify whether they were among the nurses caring for Duncan.

The nurses allege that his lab samples were allowed to travel through the hospital’s pneumatic tubes, possibly risking contaminating of the specimen-delivery system. They also said that hazardous waste was allowed to pile up to the ceiling.

And yet the bullcrap and lying flow like blood all over America covering official’s behinds as they claim there is nothing to worry about… don’t panic… calm down… nothing to see here as they prepare for the real possibility of closing another set of eyes and pulling the covers over another body, with more on the way.

The nurses and doctors had to punt. They weren’t ever trained for pandemic procedures evidently and the handling of Duncan was a dark comedy of errors:

The nurses’ statement said they had to “interact with Mr. Duncan with whatever protective equipment was available,” even as he produced “a lot of contagious fluids.” Duncan’s medical records underscore that concern. They also say nurses treating Duncan were also caring for other patients in the hospital and that, in the face of constantly shifting guidelines, they were allowed to follow whichever ones they chose.

When Ebola was suspected but unconfirmed, a doctor wrote that use of disposable shoe covers should also be considered. At that point, by all protocols, shoe covers should have been mandatory to prevent anyone from tracking contagious body fluids around the hospital.

The CDC has not just dropped the ball here, they can’t even find it with both hands and a flashlight:

Nurses at the Dallas hospital where the first patient died of Ebola in the US insisted there were no protocols in place for dealing with the virus – and claimed that no hospital in the country was prepared to deal with the deadly virus.

The director of the National Nurses Union RoseAnn DeMoro directly contradicted the CDC’s initial claim that a breach in protocol lead to the infection of Nina Pham as she treated Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

She said: ‘Our nurses are not protected, they’re not prepared to handle Ebola or any other pandemics.’

‘The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were not in place and are not in place anywhere in the United States, as far as we can tell.’

The warnings became even more poignant after it was revealed that a second female nurse who treated Duncan has been diagnosed with the deadly infection.

The number of people who now have come into contact with other individuals who are infected is staggering. The horse is out of the barn and America is beginning to realize that death comes to us all – for some, sooner than others.

There is no excuse when a deadly contagion is being treated to let bloody linen and waste pile up. There is no excuse for processing blood samples that are in the same machines as the general populace. There is no excuse for not wearing protective gear and using decontamination procedures to protect the healthcare professionals. There is no excuse for not banning flights from infected countries. There is no excuse for introducing a plague into the American mainstream that could kill millions – Mr. President, you have no excuses left.

10/15/14

Watcher’s Council Nominations – #Hashtag Edition!

The Watcher’s Council

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

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10/15/14

The Communist/Islamic Nexus Rears its Head in Tucson

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

Most Westerners fail to understand that atheistic “progressive” communism and medievalist Theist Islam are joined at the hip.

They are united in their hatred of Western culture and values and c0operate at all levels to destroy their mutual enemy.

Adelita Grijalva

Adelita Grijalva

The anti-Islamic terrorist Qatar Awareness Campaign has sent a letter to Adelita Grijalva, president of the Tucson Unified School District.

Dear Ms. Grijalva:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. The Tucson Unified School District has accepted grant money from the Qatar Foundation to fund an Arabic language program. Qatar is a state-sponsor of terrorism, including Hamas, who routinely use civilians, including children , as human shields.

Qatar is the host country of the Muslim Brotherhood, a stateless political organization which came to maturity at the same time as the Nazi Party in Germany. Indeed, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Third Reich shared many of the same aims in World War II, including the extermination of Jews. Their collaboration is well-documented.

That a school district headed by Adelita Grijalva should accept Qatari money is no surprise. Like her father, far left Congressman Raul Grijalva, Ms. Grijalva has a history of ties to the Communist Party USA – an organization with decades old connections to multiple terrorist and anti-American organizations.

The Communists have long targeted Arizona because it is a border state. A porous border, which the communists have campaigned to achieve, is perfect for terrorist infiltration. it is also necessary for illegal immigration, which is also supported by the hard left as a way to swamp the conservative voting base with millions of new Democratic voters.

The communists have also targeted Arizona’s school boards.

On Wednesday, 15 September 2010, a reception in support of Eva Carrillo Dong was held at Rigo’s Mexican Restaurant on 2527 South 4th Avenue in Tucson. Carrillo Dong, a Communist Party affiliate, was standing for re-election in the Sunnyside Unified School District at the time.

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Key attendees included several known leftist Southern Arizona identities including Salvador Barajas, Sunnyside School Board Member Magdalena Barajas, Rolande Baker, Joe Bernick, Mary Carmen Donaldson, Hon. Dan Eckstrom, County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson City Council Member Richard Fimbres, James Hannley, Rigoberto Lopez, Raul Nido, Laura Portillo, Manuel E. Portillo, Tucson City Council Member Regina Romero, Albert Siqueiros, Janet L. Valencia, Steve Valencia and Adelita Grijalva. Bernick, Hannley and both Valencias were all affiliated with the Arizona District of the Communist Party.

Communists all over the US are working to empower Islam – just like the communists worked hand in glove with the Nazis before the Hitler-Stalin falling out.

No part of the US is safe from the Communist/Islamic anti-American alliance. Not even Southern Arizona school districts.

10/13/14

Trevor Loudon’s Arizona Events

New Zeal

Trevor Loudon is addressing four Arizona events over the next three days,

I hope to see many of my Arizona friends. i14322257

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Village of Oak Creek’s Church of the Nazarene Community Hall, 55 Rojo Drive, Sedona, Arizona 86351, from Noon to 2:00 PM.

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