A US Offensive

Arlene from Israel

American officials declare regularly and with great passion that they are true and devoted friends to Israel. But right now they’d have a hard time proving it. We have friends in the US – without question! They can be found in the US Congress and the Pentagon. But the administration is altogether another story. What was bad has only gotten worse.

There are, first of all, the official fingers that have been pointed at Israel with regard to the failure of the “peace negotiations.”

Most culpable in this regard has been US envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk. He has made several statements of late regarding the “settlements” as being a major cause for the breakdown of the talks. Indyk has been identified as the unnamed source who claimed: “the main act of sabotage on peace talks was from the settlements.”



I mention this malicious nonsense only in order to refute it. Oslo did not prohibit settlement building in Area C by Israel. Nor did the agreement for nine months of negotiations, which ended in late April, restrict building,

An unidentified senior Israeli official said pointedly that Indyk’s charges are hypocrisy:

Indyk, he says, knew construction would continue during the period of negotiations and was, in fact, informed of all construction plans, down to the number of homes.

“Furthermore, [Indyk] knew that it was on this basis that Israel agreed to enter the talks. So it’s not clear why now that should be criticized.”


When we consider the ways in which Abbas overtly and deliberately sabotaged the talks – first via application to UN agencies, and then via the unity agreement with Hamas – the outrage of Indyk’s position becomes very apparent.


It has even been revealed that Netanyahu – while demanding recognition for Israel as the Jewish state – was willing to work on wording that would be more acceptable to Palestinian Arabs. But Abbas would have none of it:

“Israeli negotiators were willing to work with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his team on the wording of the desired declaration, towards a formula that would have described the Jewish people’s and the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination in precisely equivalent terms, and would have also included phrases to guarantee the rights of Israel’s Arab minority.”


It would have been as plain to Indyk as the nose on his face that Israel was attempting to go that extra mile (not necessarily a good idea, but there it was), while Abbas was totally obstinate. But hey! let’s blame Israel.


My fervent hope (foolish me) is that our prime minister would take a look at the way Israel ends up being blamed no matter what, and determine that it’s foolish to try so hard to be accommodating.

My prayer, actually, is that he would simply speak out for Israel’s rights. It’s not just that Indyk “knew” about planned construction before the beginning of the negotiation period. It’s that we have a RIGHT to do that construction. That point is consistently overlooked.


And now we have the barrage of accusations regarding Israeli spying on American officials. These charges have come mainly by way of two exceedingly distorted articles in Newsweek. One of the main stories in the second of the articles involves the claim that a secret service agent in a hotel room in Jerusalem that was about to be occupied by then VP Al Gore discovered an Israeli spy in a heating vent. (Although the “spy” is never positively identified as such, and might just as easily have been a custodian.)

The response from Israel has been that since the Pollard affair Israel has been scrupulous about not spying on the US, or official Americans. What is more, says Ronen Bergman:

“The scene described by Newsweek of the…Israeli in the vent, makes no sense even for a much more prosaic reason: Why should the Shin Bet act that way? After the all, the location of the suite the vice president is about to stay in is known some time in advance, and numerous listening devices and surveillance cameras can be installed in it even before the agents arrive. The days in which there was a need to physically keep someone in the vent in order to listen to what is happening in the room are long gone.”



Former ambassador to the US Michael Oren also vociferously denied claims – based on reports by “two former top counterintelligence officials” cited in the second Newsweek article – that Israeli officials in Washington DC had to be summoned by the FBI “dozens of times” in the last several years and warned about spying activities.

Oren called these charges “utterly without foundation.”

“Oren, a historian of the US-Israel relationship, said that when it has gone through periods of tension in the past, stories frequently appear in the US media citing anonymous sources leveling stinging criticism of Israel.

“The ambassador…said the important questions to ask are about what the motivation is behind them, and why ‘somebody is making an effort to leak this stuff and give it prominence.’ (Emphasis added)

“Without saying who he thinks is behind the stories, Oren speculated that it could be elements inside the security establishment opposed to granting Israelis visa waivers; it could be people within the intelligence services acting to preempt an early release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard; or it may be individuals who hold Israel responsible for the failure of the peace talks seeking retribution.”



There are a dozen reasons not to release terrorists from Israeli prisons – certainly this should not be done to lure Palestinian Arabs to the negotiating table, nor in a trade. Their release is an injustice that causes great pain to families of terror victims.

And…there is the problem of recidivism. That some of those released will immediately return to terror is well documented. But here we have a different sort of plot that has now been exposed: terrorists still in prison in Israel had planned an attack, to be executed after their release.

The plan was to have been put into motion in April of this year – which means they anticipated release as part of the “price” of keeping Abbas at the table. They were going to set about kidnapping soldiers (with the intent, undoubtedly, of securing further releases in exchange for these soldiers).

There were, of course, some operatives outside the prison. Support and funding came via Hamas. Communication with those inside the prison was via cell phones smuggled in by visiting relatives.

You can read the whole convoluted plot here:



A law is now being advanced that would serve to block the early release of terrorists from prison. The law, which would become part of Basic Law, would give judges the jurisdiction to deny terrorists the possibility of parole when they are being sentenced. It already passed the Knesset Committee for Legislation yesterday, by a vote of 7-3.

Those ministers supporting the bill included: Pensioners Minister Uri Orbach and Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi); Culture Minister Limor Livnat, Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar, and Communications Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud); and Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and Absorption Minister Sofia Landover (Yisrael Beitenu).

The legislation still has to pass three readings in the Knesset.



While possibility of true success for a Hamas-Fatah unity remains dubious, the process does seem to be rolling along in certain superficial ways – a release of prisoners, appearance of a Hamas newspaper in PA-administered Judea and Samaria, etc.

But with it all, Hamas is insisting that it will be in control of the military in a unified gov’t. There will certainly be no dismantling of the Hamas military arm – Al-Qassam Brigades, or agreement that it be under the jurisdiction of Fatah.


I will end with good news about Israel:

See this lovely video about the Youth Village of Yemin Orde, which houses and educates immigrant youth from many cultures:


And then this about the Israeli Save a Child’s Heart foundation which treats children from all over the world:



Holocaust message exploited for Palestinian cause

By: Ashraf Ramelah
Voice of the Copts

On April 27, I was honored to take part in Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Holocaust Memorial Park of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, to remember the victims of Shoah. Hosted by the Stop Anti-Semitism Foundation, a variety of speakers participated prompted by a global increase in anti-Semitism and oppression of Christian minorities. The ceremony ended by the lighting of six candles — each representing one of the six million lives lost to the genocide almost 70 years ago.

Threaded through speeches were hints of concern that humanity is already allowing similar persecution in a world of silence. Indeed, Christians joined together with Jews on a breezy morning to testify to the reality of present-day threats to Christians and Jews in the Middle East and elsewhere. I made reference to the voices in the Middle East that make a point of negating and denying the Holocaust to further an anti-Semitic agenda and, simultaneously, acknowledge the Holocaust to further an anti-Israel one.

Islamic regimes, which control their media, remain silent while allowing scholars and journalists to write denial papers, most significantly in Egypt. More than two million Arabic-language articles appear on this subject in Google today. In the 150 articles I reviewed, some proclaimed the Holocaust a make-believe story created out of thin air by Jews wanting to establish a Jewish state. These articles span every decade since World War II and represent the stance of Arab-Muslim nations. For example, one predominant viewpoint states that mass extermination by the Germans was necessary to stop a plague of sickness and disease carried by the Jews.

When Islamic spokespersons from governments and organizations make statements positing the horror of the Holocaust, it represents one of two possibilities – a radical change in the regime’s stance (and a reversal of 1,400 years of racial and religious prejudice against Jews and Christians) or a deliberate strategy to advance the anti-Israel position. With the broken silence last month of Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas on Holocaust Remembrance Day, it means the latter.

This year, in a public interfaith meeting among rabbis and Jews, Chairman Abbas spoke, “What happened to the Jews in the Holocaust is the most heinous crime known to mankind in the modern era.” (El Masri Youm,“Holocaust the worst genocide” April 27). Reaction to this by the Arabic press, in particular from Egypt, was disapproval and disappointment — calling it “absurd” from a man whose quotes regarding the Jews have always consisted of Hitler’s words. After all, Egypt gave safe haven to the Mufti of Jerusalem when he escaped from a French prison after seeking to broaden Hitler’s military operations into Arab-Muslim countries. The crime of the Holocaust was fueled by 200,000 Arab-Muslim soldiers assisting the German army — a well-known historic fact never denied by Arab-Muslim scholars or journalists.

The Palestinian leader’s next statement delineated Holocaust racism and projected Palestine’s role against such evil when he said, “the word Holocaust could be translated as a concept of racism on the basis of race, which is what we reject and fight against.” However, this valid and obvious point is perverted by Abbas in the same breath. “What we reject and fight against” justifies attacks on Jews and the Israeli state from the vantage of a moral high road – kill racist Jews and end racism in the Middle-East.

On the rare occasion when historically accurate terms are used by representatives of Arab-Muslim nations in reference to the Holocaust, it is done so in order to link it to Palestinian peril. A telling example of this is a 2012 scenario in Egypt consisting of a verbal exchange between a few Islamic voices exploiting the Holocaust in order to accuse Israel of revenge against Palestine. Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Mohammed ElBaradei, then president of the Al Dastor Party (Egypt’s Constitution Party) and a presidential candidate in the post-Mubarak election, made a statement in the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, condemning Islamists in the Constituent Assembly for denying the Holocaust. ElBaradei stated he feared that, “there are Islamists within the Constituent Assembly who are denying the Holocaust …”

Immediate response came from Facebook postings by MB members mocking ElBaradei’s statement. Attorney Essam Sultan, MB member of the Constituent Assembly, also reacted, stating, “The only thing that we could not include in [Egypt’s] constitution is the requirement to acknowledge the Holocaust, apology to Dr. ElBaradei.” Months after the Facebook attack, knowing well that ElBaradei holds the same views as the Muslim Brotherhood but has publicly stated the opposite, Dr. Essam el-Erian (a high-ranking member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood) agrees but qualifies ElBaradei’s anti-Holocaust-denial statement to the American press in his interview with the Washington Post. El-Erian’s agreement manifests a link to Palestinian victimization. The MB leader said, “Yes, the ethnic and religious Holocaust massacre is real and a great crime … But why accuse us [Arab-Muslims] and why must the Palestinians pay the price for the crimes of Nazis?” (Arabic El Masri Youm, April 27).

Keep in mind that the integrity of such messaging and its calculated banter is strategically dependent upon delivery by the Western press. What amounts to a pro-Palestinian diatribe in this case fits nicely into the daily fixture of a Palestinian advocacy in the West with little to counter it. Irrational rants for the Palestinian cause have no limit of publishers and present a danger for the preservation of the Jewish state.

Now, more than ever, Christians and Jews must pray and advocate for the existence and longevity of the sovereign Israeli state, as well as for human rights and equality for religious minorities in Arab-Muslim countries. This obligation precludes unwitting agreement with proponents of supremacy who deliberately and deviously shroud their beliefs in liberal statements.


Catch Trevor Loudon on The Edwards Notebook With Ron Edwards Recorded at The Freedom Summit

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Tune in for acclaimed author and political activist, Trevor Loudon, with Ron Edwards on The Edwards Notebook at the Freedom Summit… Saturday, May 17th:

Ron Edwards produces and hosts The Edwards Notebook, an award winning syndicated radio commentary. He is a talented and gifted commentator with over two decades of experience. The Edwards Notebook is heard on FM 92.7 and AM1400 WDTK “The Patriot,” Detroit and numerous other stations throughout America. You can also now hear The Edwards Notebook at the top of the hour throughout the day on the Constitutional Radio Network. Ron Edwards is a well versed journalist with a fiery delivery of information, thought provoking conversation and humor, The Edwards Notebook delivers a wealth of knowledge in an entertaining and educational format, which is “Pure Edutainment.”

Ron Edwards brings to the airwaves unapologetic truth sure to keep his listening audience tuned in every time. He is respected by friends and foes alike for his consistency of conviction and originality in commentary.

New Zealander, Trevor Loudon, is back in America. Like a modern-day Paul Revere, he is crossing the country to warn about “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” and the continued threat to America’s liberties. Trevor is an internationally known blogger, writer and researcher, noted among other things for exposing the communist background of Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones, which led to his eventual resignation from his White House position. Loudon was also the first to publicize Barack Obama’s ties to Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis.

Trevor Loudon’s research has been cited by Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, countless articles, blog posts and in books by well known authors such as Paul Kengor, Aaron Klein and Jerome Corsi. He has addressed more than 200 audiences in more than 30 states in his four tours of the United States.

He is also the author of the 2011 book: Barack Obama and the Enemies Within. Hold on as Trevor takes America by storm to discuss the enemies within and without — get ready to be inspired to take America back!

Ron Edwards — The Edwards Notebook
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Saturday, May 17th


Acclaimed Author Trevor Loudon Presents ‘The Enemies Within’ to the Freedom Summit May 16-18

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The Mid-Terms are coming. It’s time to clean House — and Senate!

Arriving fresh from New Zealand, Trevor is an author, speaker and political activist who maintains a prolific and controversial blog entitled New Zeal. He has a unique insight on the significance of America to World freedoms. An author, speaker and frequent guest on Fox News and other national media, Trevor reminds us of what made America great, why we must repel oncoming totalitarianism and resist dictatorial powers being practiced by the current Administration. Trevor well be available for radio interviews leading up to the conference, and will have books available for signings. Trevor will speak at the dinner on May 17 and at the lunch on May 18. http://www.trevorloudon.com/

Trevor will be speaking about his latest book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress which is like no other book written on American politics. The book exposes, in layman’s terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

The book profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, the Workers World Party and the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations. Trevor has done the hard work to connect the dots of why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over our lifetime and you won’t want to miss him.

Ramada Lansing Hotel and Conference Center
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM – Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
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Lansing Charter Township, MI 48917

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Nuclear RISK And The Denial Of The Obvious

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

In a nuclear tit for tat, U.S. Strategic Command, which is in charge of waging nuclear war, will hold large-scale bomber exercises this week. This follows on the heels of Russia conducting “massive” war games simulating a U.S. and NATO nuclear attack a few days ago. Both sides are denying this has anything to do with war — that the drills were coincidentally scheduled late last year. Are you kidding me? Wow… the lies just get more and more brazen and deadly. It is looking more and more as if the Russkies want a piece of the U.S. The Ukraine is pretext.

On the Russian side, the test launch of a SS-25 Topol intercontinental missile and two SS-N-23 submarine-launched ballistic missiles was conducted. Additional missile firings included six Russian air-launched nuclear-capable cruise missiles. Putin had a front row seat with popcorn for the event. Which, by the way, was held on the anniversary celebrations marking their victory in WWII. Get it? The jokes on the world. Gimme, gimme, gimme war. Former Pentagon official Mark Schneider said the exercises are unusual and appear aimed at the West. Ya think? I suppose when the nukes rain down, you’ll call for partly cloudy radiation as well. Suicidally clueless:

“This type of exercise is normally held in the fall not the spring. Holding it now suggests to me that the intent was nuclear intimidation against NATO over the Ukraine,” he said.

Bill Gertz does REAL reporting – no cats in trees here… Just commies prepping for a nuclear showdown:

The latest nuclear saber-rattling by Moscow followed the April 14 test launch of a new ICBM, the SS-27 with multiple simulated warheads that potentially violated the 2010 New START arms treaty.

The war games also followed the Obama administration’s recent rejection of a Russian proposal aimed at resolving U.S. and Russian differences over missile defenses. Moscow wanted an agreement with legal restrictions on European-based defenses and the administration rejected the plan and cut off further talks because of the Crimea annexation.

For Thursday’s drills, an SS-25 road-mobile intercontinental missile, and two multiple-warhead SS-N-23 submarine-launched ballistic missiles were flight-tested.

State-controlled Russian news outlets described the drills as a “massive launch-on-warning missile strike and countering a nuclear attack by the means of the Moscow missile defense system.”

A Russian Tu-95 strategic nuclear bomber conducted a salvo firing of six air-launched cruise missiles as part of the drills. And the Russians also carried out a test of missile defense interceptor against an incoming target. Short-range Iskander missiles and multiple-rocket launcher systems also took part.

The exercise involved what is called “launch-on-warning,” the firing of missiles in response to radar indications of an incoming strategic missile attack.

Ground troops and air forces also took part in the exercises timed to a summit meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States, former Soviet republics that are the target of Putin’s effort to reestablish a Soviet-like federation dominated by Moscow.

Presidents from Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan monitored the exercises from the Russian National Defense Command Center.

Sounds like old-home terrorist week to me, just hypnotized by the coming show. Make no mistake, this was Putin showing how he would counter a nuclear strike by the U.S. Or more to the point, counter a retaliatory strike:

“At the Priozersk training area (Kazakhstan), a successful interception of a ballistic target by a short-range countermissile was carried out. A massive rocket nuclear strike was repelled by a ballistic missile defense unit of air and missile defense troops,” a Russian official told the news agency.

“The anti-missile system successfully struck the target that imitated a ballistic rocket.”

The cruise missile firings in the Western military district simulated key military facilities of a foreign enemy.


The SS-25 was launched from the Plesetsk test site about 500 miles north of Moscow to the Kura test site in Kamchatka some 3,500 miles away.

The SS-N-23 was fired from a Delta IV missile submarine from the Barents Sea to Kamchatka.

A second submarine, also a Delta III, fired a second SSN-N-23 from the Sea of Okhotsk near the Pacific to the Chizha test site at the Kanin Peninsula, some 3,300 miles away.

It was Russia’s first submarine missile test launch from the Pacific in more than a decade, highlighting Russia’s shift in focus to the Pacific region.

Enter the Chinese, who are Russia’s number one friend these days. They are set to conduct joint military exercises in the region in the near future. Guess who they will be simulating attacks against? Still think there is no threat? The threat is imminent and very, very real.

The missile defense interceptor was an ABM-3 Gazelle missile defense interceptor. It was fired from the Sarys Shagan test site reportedly. In its deployed state, the interceptor is armed with a 10-kiloton nuclear warhead. Gives you that warm, wet-your-pants feeling, doesn’t it? And that is because our military is totally depleted and our defenses are greatly lessened currently, leaving us open to very bad things.

On to the U.S. side of military posturing… Ten B-52 bombers and as many as six B-2 strategic bombers will play at war in a game wittily entitled: “Global Lightning 14.” This will be played out from the 12th thru the 16th. Of course, we are trying to show we have a set as big as Putie Put’s. Which when I think of Obama vs. Putin, is laughable and depressing. Obama’s manhood is not exactly rocking the free world. I find the purpose statement curious as stated: to “demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness in training scenarios throughout the continental U.S.” So, fighting here as opposed to there? Defense, not offense? Ponder that for a while.

“Global Lightning 14” has been supposedly planned for more than a year. Actually, I believe that. They have known this was coming for a long time. But it is window dressing for the people, not serious battle planning against the enemy:

“This exercise provides unique training opportunities to incorporate the most current technology and techniques in support of our mission,” said Adm. Cecil Haney, Strategic Command commander. “Continued focus and investment in our strategic capabilities allow US Stratcom to deter, dissuade, and defeat current and future threats to the U.S. and our allies.”

Stratcom says this is ‘unrelated’ to events concerning Russia. Right. The head of our CIA and the Secretary of Defense won’t even label Russia an enemy. Well, to the elites, they aren’t. They are a means to an end. But, make no mistake… Russia and China are our enemies and are eventually coming after us.

No word on whether “Global Lightning 14” will include missile launches. It’s interesting we know more about the Russian’s military exercises than we do about our own. What does that tell you? Stratcom would not give further details. They gave a bland, non-committal, vague statement on the drill. What did you expect? However, there will be simulated cyber attacks. Wonder if those will come from the enemies within or without? Just sayin’.

As the U.S., Russia and China engage in another round of Nuclear RISK, they keep denying the obvious… that the world is in the opening salvo of WWIII.


Is the U.S. Being Colonized By Red China?

New Zeal

Great article by Tom DeWeese. My only small complaint is that Tom doesn’t emphasis enough the degree to which Russia and China are working in tandem to bring down the United States.


By: Tom DeWeese
American Policy Center

For the past few decades the Communist regime of China has been driving toward world supremacy, both economically and militarily. The regime’s main target has been, and is, the United States of America. China’s plan to grab power has been clever and unprecedented, seeking victory without firing a shot, reducing its targets to mere frogs in a boiling pot.

Pundits and politicians alike, when excusing their strategic dealings with China, are quick to remind their audiences that today’s China is a “centuries old civilization” rich in tradition and ancient religious discipline. A Confucian civilization that is still upset over wrongdoings during the European colonization period.

Such a view is wrong. The China we are confronted with today is nothing like that pre-nineteenth century nation. Since the reign of Mao Tse-tung began in 1949, Communist China, much to the dismay, torture, and death of its own citizens, has been governed by tyrannical thugs, thirsty to expand their dictatorial regime and unrelenting in their hatred of Western Civilization and the United States.

Militarily, China has literally surrounded the US. Once there was a Monroe Doctrine to forbid any foreign power to exert influence in American’s back yard, meaning South, Central and North America. All nations respected that doctrine as America vigorously imposed it. That is until China played on the growing weakness of American foreign policy, as when Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal and scuttled all American bases in one of the most the strategic locations of American defense. Since then, China has established relationships and bases in several South and Central American nations.

The Chinese are now building the world’s largest and most powerful navy, aggressively challenging US naval passage in international waters; it now claims the entire South China Sea as an internal Chinese lake; and it is building an aggressive space program that will give it the ability to counter US satellite supremacy, resulting in its ability to spy on every location on Earth and counter US military supremacy.

The difference between the Chinese threat today and what turned out to be a hollow challenge to the free world by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, is economics. The genius of the Chinese system is that they are using its growing industrial might to create wealth the Soviets could never have dreamed of possessing. China is using its vast wealth (trillions of dollars) compiled from the glut of Chinese goods sold in American stores, to buy its power. It’s buying American debt and wielding heavy influence on the American economy.

Now, however, that Chinese economic power is taking a bizarre and exceptionally dangerous turn right in local American communities, America, it appears, is on the brink of being colonized, because China is fast becoming the largest land owner in America.

This fact is mostly a result of a program through the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS), called Immigrant Investor Regional Centers. The program is known in Washington-Speak as EB-5 Centers, so called because they represent a fifth category of employment-based immigration. In reality, it’s a foreign investment program pretending to be a jobs program. To qualify through the plan, applicants must invest $1,000,000 in a US business or at least $500,000 if the business is in an area of high unemployment or rural area. That investment must create or preserve 10 full-time American jobs. In exchange, the immigrant will initially gain legal residency and U.S. Green Cards for their entire family. If the enterprise continues and jobs are created, then the applicant can apply for permanent residence.

According to government reports, since it started in 1990, the EB-5 visa program has brought approximately $6.7 billion to the US and has created 95,000 jobs. Entrepreneurs across the nation have set up regional centers for foreign investment to market local EB-5 projects to investors. There are now at least 480 EB-5 regional centers located in all 50 states. California alone has 116 of the centers. Many of these projects are focusing on building housing developments. Others are focusing on buying up dairy farms, cattle ranches, meat packing plants, and other sources of American food supplies. Still more are focused on getting a piece of American energy sources. Some of the centers are state run, others are private investment entities.

Beyond the Green Cards and residency, the immigrants running these projects can also expect government sponsored benefits such as federal and state grants (taxpayer dollars) tax breaks or perhaps no sales taxes on supplies and materials they purchase to put the projects in place. Along with federal agencies, the projects work directly with state and county development corporations for more cooperation and help getting through the regulatory mine fields that ordinary American companies must endure.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Centers are promoted as jobs programs and as a way to help financially strapped communities to bring in much needed money. As a result, the projects are growing across the nation with little concern expressed over the impact and end result of such foreign involvement in American communities. Marriot and Hilton hotel chains have successfully worked EB-5 investment deals to build new hotels. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Warner Brothers have used EB-5 investments to fund film projects. Even the new home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, Barclay Center, was funded through EB-5 investments.

While the program is open to immigrants from around world, the main interest appears to be from Communist China. According to a report by Michael Snyder (“Chinese Buying Land in US Communities all over America”), in 2012 – 2013, 6,900 visas were issued to Chinese nationals out of a total of 8,567 EB-5 visas issued. In 2014, the number of applicants is 50% higher – again driven by Chinese applicants.

When considering this large influx of Chinese – funded projects, it must be understood that there are no private companies in China that are free to act on their own. China is a Communist regime. Nothing happens there without the express permission and backing of the government. Individuals posing as Chinese corporate leaders are part of that government. They simply wouldn’t have that position if not approved by the government. For the most part they are a front. 43% of all corporate profits in China are produced by companies that the Chinese government controls outright. And all the rest of their companies are subservient to the power of the government and are very careful not to stray. Individual Chinese citizens are not free to invest as they wish or to leave the country by their own decision. It takes a complicated process through the Chinese bureaucracy for that to happen. And that’s why massive Chinese investments in the EB-5 program are cause for alarm. What are they up to?

In San Francisco, CA, China Vanke signed a deal for a $620 million luxury condo project. In Oakland, CA, another Chinese company (Zarsion) signed a deal for $1.5 billion for a development deal. In Irvine, CA a housing development will include some of the nation’s largest developers using Chinese money. In New York City, Zhang Xin, CEO of Soho China joined with Banco Safra Bank of Brazil to buy a piece of the General Motors Building in Midtown. A Chinese developer, Dalian Wanda Group, is planning to build a luxury hotel in Manhattan. In Florida, Chinese investors have put $30 million into the state’s Charter Schools and are intending to invest even more in coming days. 12 Chinese investors have put $16 million into an aquaculture project on 100 acres in Fellsmere, FL. In Virginia, the Chinese bought Smithfield Foods and its 460 large farms and facilities in 26 states, employing tens of thousands of Americans. More recent efforts show the Chinese making major investments in the Detroit auto industry. In Thomasville, Alabama, the Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group is negotiating with city officials to build a new plant. The town is ready to give them a 40-acre site that includes a 50,000 square foot building built by the city – with tax payer money. More such projects are in the works in Idaho, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and literally every state in the Union.

Meanwhile, Americans were recently shocked to witness a near massacre in the Nevada desert as rancher Cliven Bundy stood his ground against an army of government agents from the Bureau of Land Management. He was accused of letting his cattle graze on public lands, endangering the Desert Tortoise, even though cattle and the Desert Tortoise have coexisted on the range for 100 years. But for this excuse the federal government amassed an army? Not so fast. There is much more to the story. It seems a certain U.S. Senator has been involved with EB-5 real estate deals for some time. And that issue has close ties to the Bundy situation.

ENN Energy Group wants to build a 5 billion dollar solar farm in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, on which Bundy’s farm is located. Who are the investors for ENN? The Chinese, using the EB-5 program. Who represents ENN in its negotiations? Rory Reid, Harry’s son. This little band has already run 52 other ranchers in the area. Bundy is the last one left. So was the BLM there in force for turtles or as the private enforcement machine of a corrupt Senator seeking to fill his pockets with cash? Senator Reid is the one who said, “This isn’t over yet.” He’s apparently in a position to know.

However, Reid isn’t the only public figure involved in EB-5 schemes. A little research will also reveal an EB-5 deal by Anthony Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s brother and former son in law of Barbra Boxer. Also in that deal was Terry McAuliffe, former Clinton advisor and now Governor of Virginia. These two gained EB-5 investments for their car company. And then there is Alejandro Mayorkas, who helped push through the deal for McAuliffe and Rodham and is under investigation for it. Mayorkas is now the number two man at the Department of Homeland Security, aided in getting that position though some questionable maneuvering during his confirmation hearings by none other Senator Harry Reid.

But perhaps the most aggressive Chinese project is moving forward in Sullivan County, New York in the Catskill Mountains. This project is called China City. It will eventually cover over 2,000 acres spread over the towns of Thompson and Mamakating. It will include a Chinese-themed gambling/entertainment complex, hotels, China-related businesses, a high school, a college and 1,000 residences. According to the plan, every province of China will have an office there and the city will be full of symbols of Chinese culture. When finished it would be a $6 billion project, including a $65 million federal grant of tax payer money along with the other incentives such as tax breaks on building supplies and property taxes.

At a recent public meeting, a local citizen asked the China City spokesman if Americans will be allowed to live there. The vague answer was “well, you can visit our amusement park and stay in our hotels.” Is this how Americans are to be treated in their country, in a project paid in part by taxpayer dollars? And exactly what American jobs will be created (as required) in a planned city where no Americans can live? Will the Chinese government send its own workers to do the construction of the city? And what security process will be used to assure such workers are not involved in espionage?

This is a legitimate concern when dealing with the Communist Chinese government. While brilliant in its strategy, it is single minded in its goal – supremacy. The United States has always stood in its way to achieve that supremacy. But the waning American economy and a US government that no longer sees communism as a threat, makes us vulnerable to a power that knows exactly what it seeks.

American communities are so hungry for money that they will ignore almost anything. Red flags should go up when locals are told they can’t live in China City. Why? Is this simply about an investment opportunity, or is China City, and other Chinese investments, actually to be Chinese colonies? Why will it house offices from every China province? Do we know what those offices are to do? Who will man them? Obviously that is not where the 10 permanent American jobs will come from.

It’s important to note that the Canadian government has decided recently to halt its immigrant investor program due to the large number of Chinese applications that were found to be fraught with fraud and corruption and to be of little economic benefit to the country. Meanwhile, the US is expanding such programs to make it much easier for foreign investment and ultimately unfettered foreign espionage. We’re creating special foreign trade zones (FTZ) designed to give special US customs treatment to US companies that go along with the EB-5 projects. That means security will be lacking in the interest of “good relations.”

Yet, it was only a decade ago that US intelligence discovered the Chinese had taken control of both ends of the Panama Canal. Using a shill company called Hutchison Whampoa, which was wholly owned by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, it negotiated a 25 to 50 year lease for the Canal ports. As the United States pulled out of our Panamanian bases and headed home, corrupt Panamanian officials were busy selling former US property to the highest bidders and Columbian drug lords, Russian Mafia and a horde of Chinese “immigrants” filled the void. It was like the bar scene in Star Wars.

Would the Chinese put in missile bases with weapons that could reach the US? As Bill Clinton assured us that everything was just fine, the Chinese were busy negotiating with the Cuban Communist regime and several other South American countries to create a Chinese presence in the entire region surrounding the Panama Canal. They now considered it their territory for the taking.

Is this now what faces American cities where EB-5 investment programs are being imposed with Chinese Communist money? As a new assault by hordes of Chinese “immigrants” legally invade our nation, filling housing developments and building their own cities, our culture will be affected. Even our system of government could change in areas where Chinese populations begin to grow and perhaps even outnumber Americans. All from an enemy we let through the front door in a government program, based more on greed than American interests.

Like the invasion of the body snatchers, it appears the Chinese, aided by a compliant American government, have a well-devised strategic plan to literally colonize the once great United States of America – without ever firing a shot.

Special thanks to New York Property Rights activist Lynn Teger for her help in researching this article.


Forum: Is The Kidnap Of Young Girls By Boko Haram Islam? And If So What Conclusions Should We Draw?

The Watcher’s Council

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: Is The Kidnap Of Young Girls By Boko Haram Islam? And If So What Conclusions Should We Draw?

Liberty’s Spirit: I don’t think that there is an absolute answer to that question. Boko Haram is one form of Islam: a politicized violent Islamists form of Islam. Islam, like all religions, is practiced by people in varying degrees. To say that Boko Haram is Islam is unfair to all those Moslems who truly are peace loving, honorable individuals. Boko Haram is characteristic of that one particular type of Islam and its followers. However, what we have been witnessed to, especially since 9/11, is the expansion of this hate-fulled murderous sect of Islam. We are experiencing the takeover of the Islamic world by a violent, misogynistic, antisemitic, anti-western, anachronistic version of Islam. It is the spread of Wahhabism on the Sunni side, coupled with the murderous ideology of the Moslem Brotherhood and it’s offspring, al-Qaeda/Hamas, along with the Shiite Iranian revolutionary Islamist ideology with its Lebanese-child Hezbollah on the other side, that defines Islam today.

The problem for Moslems at this moment, is that the world does not see a moderate or peace loving face of Islam standing up against the torrent of such violent extremism. There are those groups here in the US, but they seem marginalized, not only by the news media, which really doesn’t report on them, but by western governments themselves. Western-left leaning governments, particularly the United States, has sided with the Moslem Brotherhood in Egypt and in so doing has accepted the definition of Islam proscribed by the Ikwan’s mouthpiece, the unindicted co-conspirator in the Holyland Terror Finance Trial, CAIR. This organization, and its sister organization, ISNA, promote and defend the more violent form of Islam as practiced by the Moslem Brotherhood. They use the weakness of leftist-progressives to silence their ciritics with the cry of “racism” and “Islamaphobia.” Interestingly however, both the Islamists, and the Left seem to enjoy their time together when they are conjoined by the antisemitism inherent in both movements.

CAIR/Islamists ideology was best seen by the recent propagandized assault against Ayaan Hirsi Ali when she was to receive an honorary degree from Brandeis. Because Ali is an outspoken critic of Islam there was a full frontal assault against her by these organizations, apart from the death fatwas which threaten her life. Additionally CAIR attacked a highly accomplished group of Moslem women who dared challenge the notion of honor murders, when they tried to stop the showing of the documentary “Honor Diaries,” again by calling into play the victim-Islamaphobia card, which the Leftists in charge of our children’s education are all to happy to prostrate themselves before. However, no one seemed to mind that one of CAIR’s main objections to the film was the racist complaint that it was directed by a Jewish person. Furthermore, CAIR, the American face of Islam, does not allow for discourse, discussion nor the questioning of anything to do with Islam. They search for anti-Moslem activity where none exists and promote a failed notion that the Moslems of the west are consistently under attack by an ignorant and “crusader-western” mentality. However FBI statistics show that Moslems are the least attacked religious group in the country, with the largest number of attacks being against Jews.

Meanwhile, the most ironic condemnation of Boko Haram came this week from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). This international group is made up of all the Islamic nations of the world. The OIC is best known for pushing for an international anti-blasphemy law, something our former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supported (thereby insisting on curtailing freedom of speech). Furthermore, most, if not all, of these nations follow Sharia law which include; amputations, honor murders, force marriage, fgm, stoning of adulterers including rape victims, killing of gays, dhimmi status for non-Moslems, consider a woman’s testimony 1/4 that of a man, arrest women for witchcraft, practice crucifixion as a proper form of punishment, etcetera. Additionally in many of these nations Christians are slaughtered almost on a daily basis, especially in nations such as Pakistan, where accusations of blasphemy against Islam merits the death penalty. In Egypt Christian girls are actually kidnapped regularly by Islamists, who are never punished, and who are then forcibly convert these girls to Islam. Meanwhile, nations like Saudi Arabia it is forbidden to have a Christian Bible, churches are illegal and non-Moslems are restricted from entering certain areas. These Moslem states, including the countries/territories that have signed peace agreements with Israel (Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority), also openly support terror against Jews worldwide and in fact pay for and promote suicide bombings/terrorism, on top of promoting Holocaust denial, antisemitic tracks like the Protocols of the Elder of Zion and genocide against the State of Israel. The reality is that the OIC, the very public face of modern day Islam, is Boko Haram.

The truth of the matter is that, no Boko Haram is not Islam. You can never make such a generalization about every Moslem on the face of the Earth. But it is representative of the leaders and governments of the Islamic world today.

Simply Jews: Whether it is Islam or not is immaterial. The history knows only too well how people abuse and pervert their holy books to any desirable end, so if Boko Haram do it for Islam and in its name – then this is their Islam – nothing more nothing less.

The only conclusion to draw for the rest of the (so far free) world is: Taliban, Boko Haram and other gangs of that ilk – if you see it, kill it.

The time for negotiations with these creatures has passed long time ago.

GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Uh, well to be about as subtle as an American infantryman taking a leak in the Imam Ali Mosque courtyard in broad daylight on a Friday, seems these Boko Haram cats are totally m’Hammedist.

Head chopping, girl hating, Christian killing and aiming to set up a 7th century Preacher’s Paradise fully crunk with Sharia Law seems to be the hot new fashion with easily unhinged elements betwixt Atlas Mtns and river Indus.

Damage Control and distancing is finally getting some play as other m”Hammedists around the globe LOL any relationship between Mohammedism and Boko Haram.

Even Whabbi Arabia’s Grand Mufti dissed Boko Haram, and Canada’s leading moderate m”Hammedist Skippy Amadi and Pakistan’s leading English Daily are taking pains to make clear it’s style over substance.

Yet this kind of thinking brings up even more FAQS. You know, like what bunch could possibly hijack a religion of hundreds of millions?

You best understood, the K’ran teaches cats who reject m”Hammedism are like “the worst of critters” (98:6). Not surprisingly, this view of non-m”Hammedists, when combined with the PBUH guy’s j!had chiz has created tons of atrocities. In the name of Allah no less.

The Razor: Ayaan Hirsi Ali says the incident should be a warning to those in the West who choose to ignore the darker aspects of Islam. Arsalan Iftikhar, a human-rights lawyer and DePaul University adjunct professor, says that Boko Hiram is no more representative of Islam than the Westboro Baptist Church is representative of Christianity.

Of these two positions I’ll go with Hirsi Ali’s since Mohammed himself conducted raids in which he stole women. Mohammed’s wife herself noted “I have not seen any woman suffering as much as the believing women,” (Muhammed Ibn Ismael al Bukhari, “The Translation of the Meanings.”) In Christianity the Westboro Baptist Church is a tiny fraction of the Christian world and hold heretical beliefs. Boko Haram is a much larger faction, and most importantly, hold beliefs that are mainstream among Wahhabi Sunnis and some Shi’a. The heretical voices are those like the Ismailis who believe in a much gentler and more tolerant form of Islam.

What conclusions should we draw? If by “we” you mean those of us branded as “Islamophobes” for seeing Islam for the intolerant, sexist, racist, dehumanizing religion it is, Boko Haram simply fits our beliefs. For liberals and those driving around with “COEXIST” bumper stickers on their cars, the conclusion they should draw is that they should reassess their beliefs. Will they? Doubtful. They’ve turned Cognitive Dissonance into an art-form when it comes to Leftist beliefs and their support of Islam.

JoshuaPundit: Are Boko Haram’s activities Islam? Of course they are. Most westerners have never actually taken a good look at the Qu’ran, the Sunna or the Hadiths (the Muslim equivalent of Christianity’s gospels, the deeds and sayings of Mohammed as reported by his followers). They’d be shocked if they did.

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shakau is totally within his rights according to the Qu’ran to sell the girls, give them to whomever pleases as sex slaves or keep some of them himself for the same purpose. He would be following the example of Mohammed if he does so, and the Qu’ran allows it:

“All married women are forbidden unto you save those captives whom your right hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you”. Qu’ran – 4:24 (Pickthall translation).

In fact, Islam even winks at allowing the owner of those captive slave girls to prostitute them for money, as we see in 24:33 (Pickthall again): And do not compel your slave girls to prostitution, if they desire chastity, to seek [thereby] the temporary interests of worldly life. But if someone should compel them, then indeed, Allah is [to them], after their compulsion, Forgiving and Merciful.

Boko Haram (their real name is Party of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad) have been committing acts of incredible savagery (and yes, kidnapping young non-Muslim girls) for years, but because this time these activities got some unaccustomed press, we have seen Muslim organizations in the West issue pro forma condemnations. We have even seen certain Muslim figures like the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia reported as condemning Boko Haram, claiming that what they’re doing is ‘not Islam’. Significantly,the condemnations from the Muslim world are all being reported in English language publications, with no videos or much activity in Arabic language media I’ve been able to find. And Boko Haram is hardly the only one. The kidnappings of young women, forced conversions and sales take place in Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, all over the Muslim world. No major Muslim religious figure has ever condemned this, not to mention Beslan, Bali, Mumbai or any of the other atrocities committed by Muslims against non-believers on almost a daily basis.

Because of this, I doubt the sincerity of many if not most of these condemnations.

Conclusions? While these activities are not representative of all Muslims,they are religiously permitted and even lauded among a significant number of Muslims. Also, Islam is not going to ‘reform’ itself, nor are all but a small amount of Muslims living in the West going to stand up publicly for various reasons, not the least of which is the result of our politicians allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to get a significant foothold here in America. We are eventually going to have to face this directly, and perhaps this highly publicized tragedy may be a wake up call.

Ask Marion: The kidnapping of young girls by Boko Haram is certainly an outstretch or radical Islam… an outstretch of Sharia… that is creeping into nations around the world by design; a design that has included a successful campaign of instilling a combination of fear and political correctness into all of us!

The State Department and Hillary Clinton fought against putting Boko Haram on terror list and President Obama and his administration have been the most supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood, including many MB members in our government than any other administration in the history of the United States; part of the President’s personal Ideology and part of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend paradigm’. (Let us remember that both Hillary Clinton and President Obama have ties to the Brotherhood.)

Now Michelle Obama thinks holding up a ridiculous sign for Twitter ‘#Bring Back Our Girls’ will somehow help these girls…? Or perhaps her husband’s administration?

We, the United States and the rest of world, are in big trouble if we don’t start paying attention to the goals of radical Islam and stop the creeping Sharia all around us. Hollywood has amazingly caught a sudden case of Islamophobia and is protesting Sharia… while Florida invites and Boston is defending Sharia?

There is a real war on women, war on the west and war on Christianity and Israel… and this is part of that war… not the craziness being fed mainstream America through the complicit MSM media to propagandize for the Progressives and for Hillary in 2016.

Unless Americans, Christians, Jews, Women wake-up and take a stand we will soon see the kind of restrictions and rallies here in the U.S. that Great Britain and France are already experiencing and the kidnapping, sale and abuse of women and children will not only continue but multiply exponentially!

We keep telling ourselves that Islam must censor and police itself. It hasn’t happened and it isn’t going to happen. The moderate Muslims are just as afraid and politically correct as the rest of us have been! You are not going to find very many Clint Eastwoods among them! So the duty of standing-up falls on all our shoulders.

The Glittering Eye: I’m not sure I’m prepared to say what is or is not Islamic. To my untutored eye Boko Haram appears to hold similar beliefs to Al Qaeda or other takfiri sects. Also similar to Al Qaeda Boko Haram deploys most of its efforts against its own people rather than against the detested West. If the Germans had employed a similar strategy in fighting the Allies during WWII, within a couple of years there would have been no Germans left to fight.

On the other hand Boko Haram seems to have bear the same relationship to Islam that the Lord’s Resistance Army on the other side of the continent does to Christianity. The only conclusion I draw from this is that Africa remains a pretty nasty place.

Rhymes With Right: How about if I take a shot at this one by saying that I believe the answer is both Yes and No. Lest you think I am being wishy-washy, let me say that my answer is because of my observation that there are actually two Islams out there. No, not Sunni and Shi’a — rather, I believe that the division is between benign Islam and metastatic Islam.

Benign Islam is what so many of us see on a daily basis. It is the Islam followed by the dear lady who substitutes at my school and whose children I taught years ago — the kind that leads her to sincerely tell me she is praying for my wife when she is ill and who asks for my prayers in turn when her husband is undergoing his cancer treatments. It is the Islam practiced by most of my wife’s doctors. It is the Islam practiced by most of the Muslims we here in America meet on a daily basis. It is a faith based in the Quran and the subsequent teachings that grew from it. It is a beautiful faith which inspires hundreds of millions to live out beautiful lives. And I will state with full confidence that the actions of Boko Haram do not represent this Islam and that its followers are every bit as shocked and horrified by the kidnapping and enslavement of these young girls as are Christians, Jews, Budhists, Hindus and followers of other faiths (or no faith at all).

And yet, there is the other Islam — the Islam that I some years ago described as a cancer on that faith. It is the Islam that countenances terrorism as a legitimate means of advancing the faith. It is the religion that seeks to impose second-class citizenship on non Muslims. It is a religion that takes the most backwards of Islamic teachings and uses them to subjugate women and keep them at the level of chattel. It is the religion practiced by the former student who mistakenly included me in an email the 9/11 terrorist attack. It is the religion of al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and many other terrorist groups. And yes, it is well-represented by the foul deeds of Boko Haram.

Which brings us to the fundamental question — which Islam will prevail, because the two cannot indefinitely coexist. And so time will tell whether or not the deeds of Boko Haram end up being the norm or an aberration.

Well, there you have it.

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