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Relating to our national nightmare

“It’s Disheartening…”

An understatement if there ever was one. This comment from Birmingham, Alabama police lieutenant Sean Edwards after 85 year-old Gene Dacus was killed in his back yard by an 18 year old man who poured gasoline on him and set him on fire.

Sims and Dacus

Sims and Dacus

On Thursday, police charged 18-year-old Thomas Sims with capital murder in the case, meaning that he could potentially receive the death penalty. He is being held on no bond, according to It is unclear if he has a lawyer or if he has entered a plea.

Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards told that it appears Dacus and Sims got into an argument, before the teenage doused him with gasoline and lit him on fire.

“It’s disheartening to see someone this young go to this level of violence,” Edwards said. “To me, what he did to that elderly gentleman is evil at its finest.”

From the Washington Post


I’m Surprised Maduro Waited This Long

This is so typical of socialists. They are wrong on every count and they are wrong on guns. Disarming the law-abiding public, in effect making the entire city of Caracas a gun-free zone will not make citizens safer. It will make the gangs stronger. As the article says, they are getting the guns and ammunition from corrupt police. That will not stop.

Corrupt cops can be gang members, too, especially now that victims can’t defend themselves.

“Venezuela crushes 2,000 guns in public, plans registry of bullets”

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(Reuters) – Venezuelan police crushed and chopped up nearly 2,000 shotguns and pistols in a Caracas city square on Wednesday, as the new interior minister relaunched a long-stalled gun control campaign in one of the world’s most crime-ridden countries.

Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said the event marked the renewal of efforts to disarm Venezuelans, through a combination of seizures and a voluntary program to swap guns for electrical goods.

Venezuela has the world’s second highest murder rate and the street gangs that plague its poor neighborhoods have become increasingly heavily armed in recent years, at a time when a deep recession has reduced resources available to police.

Gangs often get weapons from the police, either by stealing them or buying them from corrupt officers, experts say.”

Venezuela has the second-highest murder rate but Caracas has the worst.

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From Reuters

Hat tip to Zero Hedge

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Ah, The Old ‘Clinton Defense’

And I don’t mean, “Whatever the definition of ‘Is’ is.

This is simple. By letting Hillary Clinton off the Department of Justice has undermined the American legal system – including that of the US military. Whether this was an intended result is unclear but the result is clear. It is insidious. Rules and laws that have existed for centuries are being upended and flopped on their back. The only thing they can be replaced with is rule by decree. The results of that depend on the connections of the accused and the whim of the monarch.

“Citing Clinton, sailor seeks leniency in submarine photos case”

Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier, 29, faces sentencing on a charge of retaining national defense information without authorization. | Defense filing via U.S. District Court of Connecticut

Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier, 29, faces sentencing on a charge of retaining national defense information without authorization. | Defense filing via U.S. District Court of Connecticut

A Navy sailor facing the possibility of years in prison for taking a handful of classified photos inside a nuclear submarine is making a bid for leniency by citing the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over classified information authorities say was found in her private email account.

Petty Officer First Class Kristian Saucier, 29, is set to be sentenced Friday on a single felony charge of retaining national defense information without permission. In May, Saucier pleaded guilty in federal court in Bridgeport, Conn., admitting that while working on the U.S.S. Alexandria in 2009 he took and kept six photos showing parts of the sub’s propulsion system he knew to be classified.


“In our case, Mr. Saucier possessed six (6) photographs classified as ‘confidential/restricted,’ far less than Clinton’s 110 emails,” Hogan wrote. “It will be unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid.”

Read more at Politico


“C’mon Over. Help Me Celebrate My Suicide.”

Can you even imagine going to a party like this? A lot of people did.

But then it’s southern California.

“Terminally ill woman holds party before ending her life”

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: “These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness.”

And just one rule: No crying in front of her.

The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state’s new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.”

She's dead now

She’s dead now

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Next Goal For The Left: Take The Shame Out Of Pedophilia

“The original title of Kershnar’s book was reportedly Pedophilia and Adult-Child Sex: A Philosophical Defense before the publisher changed the last word to “Analysis,” presumably so as not to push the envelope too far too fast.”


From the publisher’s website:

This book provides a philosophical analysis of adult–child sex and pedophilia. This sex intuitively strikes many people as sick, disgusting, and wrong. The problem is that it is not clear whether these judgments are justified and whether they are aesthetic or moral.”

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Pat Condell Makes The Case For A Trump Vote

In a video titled, “Merkel is importing war into Europe, and she knows it”, Condell tells us that the Progressives are bent on destroying western civilization. He also tells us common folk the two things we can do.

1. Speak out against the Islamization of the west. He warns that not many can do this because of possible repercussions.

2. Vote for people who promise to stop the importation of Islamic young men. He cites Britain’s Brexit vote as proof that voting does work.


Well. Now We Know What Iran’s Mullahs Have Decided To Do With The Money From the United States

Nuclear Bomb Mushroom Cloud

Part of the Nuclear deal that the Obama administration gave Iran was an agreement to free up $150 Billion of funds that were frozen because Iran sponsors terrorism. Now we have sent them another $400 million in ransom money with more to come.

As a parent would say, that’s just rewarding bad behavior.

The mullahs have a lot of money at their disposal. Here is one big way they plan to use it.

“Russia Plans to Build Up to 8 Nuclear Reactors in Iran”


TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin renewed his country’s determination to construct up to eight nuclear reactors for Iran.
“Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant has been built based on Russian technology and we have agreed on construction of eight more nuclear reactors for the country,” President Putin said on Friday.

The Russian president also vowed that his country will help Iran in implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Russia built Iran’s only operating nuclear power reactor, at Bushehr.”

More at Fars News Agency

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A Modern Parable

Bayer describes young, middle-eastern men who are being imported into Europe as ‘Hyenas’. Pretty apt comparison. Can we in the United States learn from their mistakes?

“Keep Your Distance From the Hyenas!”


Zsolt Bayer: Arm’s length

Original article published July 1, 2016

Point of view: Imagine an average German woman; let’s call her “Frau Angela”.

Frau Angela has an unexplained and unquenchable love for hyenas. One day she brings a dozen of these wild animals into her house. She takes care of them, feeding them and petting them. Some gripping and lovely selfies are taken. Then one day when Frau Angela leaves home, the hyenas feed upon her family members. Her kids, husband and of course dear Granny. Upon returning home and seeing the horror, Frau Angela grieves over them, but when the neighbors trying to make a point by asking her why she brought hyenas into the house, she heatedly responds. She is outraged that anybody should suggest any correlation between the tragic demise of her loved ones and the presence of the hyenas. Anybody who makes such connections is an inept and short-sighted a*****e. Therefore she seizes the opportunity to ask her neighbors: instead of engaging in useless and unnecessary niggling, they should also accept hyenas into their homes. From the terrible demise of her family only one conclusion can be drawn: they had not cared and loved the hyenas enough, so in this area more efforts are required.

This is the reality today in Europe.”

Read the rest at Gates Of Vienna

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“FBI Chief Warns ‘Terrorist Diaspora’ Will Come to the West”

Director Comey is doing a good job in this area.

From Merriam Webster:

“Full Definition of diaspora
a : the settling of scattered colonies of Jews outside Palestine after the Babylonian exile
b : the area outside Palestine settled by Jews
c : the Jews living outside Palestine or modern Israel
a : the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland b : people settled far from their ancestral homelands
c : the place where these people live

He did not say ‘Muslim diaspora’. He said ‘Terrorist diaspora’.

FBI Director Comey

FBI Director Comey

Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned.

“At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said Wednesday in New York. “We saw the future of this threat in Brussels and Paris,” said the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, adding that future attacks will be on “an order of magnitude greater.”

Read the rest at Newwsmax


A Cogent Argument For ‘Scorched Earth’ Against Violent Islam

We haven’t tried overwhelming violence against our enemies for quite some time and more’s the pity says David P. Goldman in Asia Times. The rather deceiving title to his essay is ‘Nice attack: Why the terrorists are winning the intelligence war’. In it he tells us that the terrorists are framing the terms of terrorism and the west’s reactions to it.

The West fears the power of Islam: it evinces such fear by praising Islam as a religion of peace, by squelching dissent in the name of fighting supposed Islamophobia, and by offering concessions and apologies to Muslims. Ordinary Muslims live in fear of the terror networks, which have infiltrated their communities and proven their ability to turn the efforts of western security services against them. They are less likely to inform on prospective terrorists and more likely to aid them by inaction.


As a result, western European Muslims fear the terrorists more than they fear the police. The West will remain vulnerable to mass terror attacks until the balance of fear shifts in the other direction.”

He estimates that there are hundreds of millions of Muslims who believe in some form of terror:

Most Muslims are peaceful people who disapprove of terrorism, but many are not. Opinion polls show a large and consistent minority of 20% to 40% approves of at least some form of terrorism. Support for ISIS generally is low, but much higher for Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist groups. By any reasonable count there are a few hundred million Muslims who in some way approve of terror, although very few of them would take part in terror attacks. But they are the sea in which the sharks can swim unobserved.”

As a result of Muslims fearing Islamic terrorists more than they do authorities he says we should make them fear our agents instead.

As the Prussian army drove into France during the 1870 war with France, Germany’s Chancellor Otto von Bismarck sought the advice of the American military observer, none other than Phil Sheridan, whose cavalry had burned out the farmers of the Shenandoah Valley in the last stages of the conflict. What should Bismarck do about French snipers and saboteurs from villages along the Prussian route of march? Sheridan told Bismarck to burn the villages, leaving the people “with nothing left but their eyes to weep with after the war.” That, and hang the snipers, Sheridan threw in.

Like Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who burned a great swath through Georgia and the Carolinas, Sheridan believed that war is won not just by killing soldiers but by denying them support from a broader civilian population.”

This is how wars are won. We have lost sight of it in our pushes to ‘Change the hearts and minds’ of the enemy. We defeated Nazi Germany with overwhelming power and ruthlessness. Remember the fire-bombing of the city of Dresden.

dresden fire bombed

We did the same with the Japanese city of Tokyo.

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Those were terrible decisions. They killed civilians and they destroyed our enemy’s industrial bases. But they allowed us to prevail and win the war.

War requires terrible, unpleasant things be done. The Islamic terrorists are doing them to us. Sheridan knew how to deal with that. You have to be more terrible than they.


Erdogan Starts His Purges

Just lately I have learned that the ‘G’ is silent in Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s name. Actually it’s not silent. For some reason it’s pronounced as though it is a ‘W’. As in Erdo Wan Kenobi.

Anyhow, there are plenty of people who believe the alleged coup attempt in his country the other day was actually orchestrated by him so he could further strengthen his ownership of Turkey. That’s not too far-fetched but who knows if it’s true. Purges of opponents and suspected opponents have historically been the way strong-man governments have increased their hold over their tribe.

It doesn’t matter if you are innocent or guilty. If you make the dear leader uneasy for some reason that is enough to put you on the list of enemies.

This morning we learn that the purges have begun.

“Turkish govt cracks down after coup try; 6,000 detained”

Erdogan, Obama

Erdogan, Obama

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the justice minister saying Sunday that 6,000 people had been detained in the investigation, including three of the country’s top generals and hundreds of soldiers.

In addition to those mentioned by Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, dozens of arrest warrants have been issued for judges and prosecutors deemed to be government opponents.

The government has also dismissed nearly 3,000 judges and prosecutors from their posts, while investigators were preparing court cases to send the conspirators to trial on charges of attempting to overthrow the government.

“The cleansing (operation) is continuing. Some 6,000 detentions have taken place. The number could surpass 6,000,” Bozdag said in televised comments.”

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Now We Have ‘BLM International’

The hate is strong in this one. It won’t be long and we will see this here in the US.


“‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Cape Town”


Terrorist hate-group Black Lives Matter surrogates marches to the US Consulate with mass mobilisation.

The march was in Khayelitsha.”

From South Africa Today

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National Review Writer Mark Krikorian Was In Nice During Attack

“On the Scene in Nice”

Mark Krikorian

Mark Krikorian

After a little while, I headed down to see how close I could get, and there were still police cars and ambulances rushing to the scene:


Later, I saw a convoy of minivans from the Nice coroner’s office arrive. The local paper reports that the terrorist was “of Tunisian origin,” which surprises no one, of course. But since he was killed by police, President Obama may never know his real motive.”

Read more at National Review


Here Is What Happens When You Falsely Accuse Police Of Murder

This follows as surely as wet follows rain. Hateful politicians accuse police officers of wrongdoing in the death of Freddy Gray. Police stop patrolling and many quit the force. What happens then is that the criminals take advantage of the lack of policing. Robberies, shootings, and deaths increase.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and State’s Attorney Mosby decided to charge six cops with the unlawful death of Gray. Juries and judges have been saying that the charges were not warranted. They are finding the officers innocent.

This is how Detroit was destroyed. Baltimore is right at that city’s heels.


Baltimore State's Attorney  Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Jermaine Schofield was gunned down in Baltimore on Sunday, one of three murder victims in the city that day. Today, Schofield’s family held a vigil for him.

During the vigil, a gunman fired at attendees. Five were hit. Thankfully, all are expected to survive.

These events are not an aberration. Baltimore has descended into chaos since, in the aftermath of Freddy Gray’s death, the city failed to back its police force.


Meanwhile, Baltimore’s police force is shrinking dramatically. According to Blake Neff of the Daily Caller, at the beginning of 2015, Baltimore had 2,805 police officers. By the end of the year, the force was down to 2,634 officers, a drop of 6.1 percent. In June of this year, there were only 2,445 officers in the force, a decline of 6.8 percent since January.”

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You Don’t Threaten A Cop’s Family

“Off-duty police officer fatally shoots home intruder who had argued with him about Black Lives Matter on Facebook”

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An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say.

According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officer’s Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officer’s wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, a former high school football star, threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a rear window and attempted to enter.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Gebhard was shot twice in the chest by the officer, whose name was not released. Gebhard, who was known to the officer’s family, was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Belmar said the officer’s wife, mother-in-law, a toddler and an infant were in the home at the time of the incident and that the family members heard the officer tell the intruder to “get down” before shots were fired.”

Expect our President to say the police, “Acted stupidly”.

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The Toll In Dallas Increases

This was posted at 9:18 AM Dallas time today on DFW CBS local.

“Dallas Police: Snipers Shoot 12 Officers & 2 Civilians, 5 Dead”

DART police officer Brent Thompson was identified as one of the victims killed during Thursday night’s ambush.

DART police officer Brent Thompson was identified as one of the victims killed during Thursday night’s ambush.

DART officer Misty McBride was one of those who were injured.

DART officer Misty McBride was one of those who were injured.

A peaceful protest against officer-involved shootings around the nation took a sinister turn at about 9:00 p.m. on Thursday night, as snipers in downtown Dallas shot 12 police officers and two civilians, killing five of the officers, according to Mayor Mike Rawlings and Chief David Brown with the Dallas Police Department.

“Some officers were shot in the back,” said Brown, who added that this men were attacked “ambush-style” by snipers from an elevated position.”


The suspect said he was upset about ‘Black Lives Matter.’ He said he was upset about the recent police shootings. The suspect said he was upset at white people. The suspect said he wanted to kill white people — especially white officers.”

The suspect also reportedly said that authorities would “eventually find the IEDs.” That led to an extensive sweep of the Dallas area, which has so far turned up no explosives. Brown added, “The suspect stated he was not affiliated with any groups and stated that he did this alone.”

Maj. Max Geron of the Dallas Police Department tweeted, “There are extensive sweeps of downtown for explosives underway. This will take quite a while.”

Rawlings said that three other suspects are in custody — two men and one woman. “We’re not going to tell you anything about the suspects,” the mayor said, citing the continuing investigation. One alleged suspect was involved in a shootout with SWAT officers before being taken into custody at around midnight. Police also arrested a woman who, they said, was in the vicinity of the college parking garage.”


“America’s Last Election”(?)

Could be. An awful lot of things have been happening to negate the rules of law in our country. This writer is arguing for Republicans to support Trump to beat Clinton. There is an awful lot more at play.


Powerful groups are planning a lot of things this year. As we have seen below there will be violent disruptions during both party’s national conventions. Some in the disruption business are dreaming of turning Barack Obama into a king or something.

But if that happens what would he do with Hillary and Bill? How about Bernie and Trump? Is he dedicated enough to his revolution to eliminate them? That would ensure there were no more elections.


This Is The Face Of The Evil Obama Will Not Name

Nor will Hillary Clinton. The fact that they will not even admit that this exists means they are culpable. They are doing nothing to stop or even slow the spread of slavery.

American and other western ‘Feminists’ don’t care either about the fate of these women.

Lamiya Aji Bashar, an 18-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped her Islamic State group enslavers.

Lamiya Aji Bashar, an 18-year-old Yazidi girl who escaped her Islamic State group enslavers.

KHANKE, Iraq — The advertisement on the Telegram app is as chilling as it is incongruous: A girl for sale is “Virgin. Beautiful. 12 years old…. Her price has reached $12,500 and she will be sold soon.”


During more than a year of being passed from one militant to another, Bashar attempted to flee many times. On her fifth attempt, in March, she finally reached fighters in a Kurdish-controlled region.”

More at the New York Post


Islamic State: “You’d Better Not Run Away From Battle”

“Seven ISIS fighters who fled the battlefield are BOILED ALIVE as punishment in Iraq “

Before being thrown into a giant cauldron of boiling water, the seven ISIS absconders had their hands and feet bound tightly making absolutely sure of no escape

Before being thrown into a giant cauldron of boiling water, the seven ISIS absconders had their hands and feet bound tightly making absolutely sure of no escape

ISIS executed seven of its own fighters by boiling them alive as punishment for fleeing an Iraqi battlefield.

The terrorists ran away from a conflict in Sharqat in the Salahuddin province and were killed by order of Islamic State on Monday.

Before being thrown into a giant cauldron of boiling water, the seven absconders had their hands and feet bound tightly making absolutely sure of no escape, according to a local source.”

Read more at the UK Daily Mail


Whew! That Explosion In NYC’s Central Park Was Not An IED

According to city officials it was a ‘Homemade Explosive’ made of fireworks.

“Man injured by homemade explosive in Central Park”

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Now, we all know just how easy it is to make a package of Black Cats blow up. All you have to do is step on them… Right?

No. Wrong. In order to get fireworks or anything else to blow up and amputate someone’s foot, there has to be some form of pressure-sensitive trigger that will cause it all to ignite at once. Whether the device was an improvised explosive device, commonly called an IED, or a ‘Homemade Explosive’ makes no difference. It was rigged to explode when it was stepped on. That makes it a weapon of war.

Hizzoner, NYC’s Mayor DeBlasio, is trying to tell the citizens this was all an accident when it was an attack. He’s lying = but that’s what he does.

Emergency personnel carry a man wounded in an explosion in Central Park. (Source: WABC via CNN)

Emergency personnel carry a man wounded in an explosion in Central Park. (Source: WABC via CNN)

Interestingly, the bomb went off just a short distance from where the funeral of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel was being held. Wiesel was a Jew who dedicated his life to uncovering Nazi officers after World War II.

Read more at Fox 8 Live


A Good Reason To Avoid Cinemark Movie Theaters

Another good reason – besides the fact they are gun-free zones.

“Movie theater seeks $700,000 from mass shooting victims”

cinemark logo

A jury recently ruled that Cinemark was not responsible for the 2012 massacre

After a jury ruled that Cinemark was not responsible for the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado, the owner of the movie theater is seeking $700,000 from the victims of the mass shooting.

The original lawsuit made by the victims’ families argued that the chain should have provided more security to prevent the shooter from killing 12 people and injuring 70 others during the airing of The Dark Knight rises. Cinemark would go on to win the case on June 24.

Now, Cinemark has filed a “bill of costs” against the families requesting $699,187.13, The Denver Post reports. Under Colorado law, winners of civil cases are allowed to recover litigation costs.”

Read the rest at the UK Independent


So, Has Judge Andrew Napolitano Gone ‘Round The Bend?

Or is he onto something no one else knows? I’d guess the former but…

He says nobody was killed in the Pulse night club in Orlando until after the SWAT team arrived.

Judge Andrew Napolitano told FOX News that an FBI transcript indicated that no one died until 05:13am Sunday morning when the police SWAT teams entered the building.

“Here’s what is news in the summary – nobody died until 05:13 in the morning, when the SWAT team entered. Prior to that no one had been killed. The 53 that were injured, and the 49 that were murdered all met their fates at the time of, and during, the police entry into the building,” Judge Napolitano said.”

There are three ways to look at this, maybe more.

1. Napolitano is nuts and is making it up.

2. It actually happened that way and possibly some of the people who were shot were shot by cops.

3. Somebody in the FBI/Justice department put it in the transcript for some unknown reason.

The text of the alleged transcript is at the link above. After reading it I can find nothing that Napolitano can hang his hat on. Did he read something different?


Al Qaeda Says Omar Mateen Made A Mistake

Al Qaeda wants to claim responsibility for terror attacks. It makes them more terrifying. In this case, in their magazine, “Inspire”, they point out that attacking minorities like homosexuals robs them of that credit.

“Al Qaeda to jihadis: ‘Target white Americans, avoid minorities, because US mislabels attacks as ‘hate crime’”


Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has published a guide urging jihadis to carry out more ‘lone wolf’ operations in the U.S. following the deadly terror attack in Orlando earlier this month and to set their sights on the targeting of white Americans.

The publication, “Inspire guide: Orlando operation,” which seeks to capitalize on the terror attack carried out by gunman Omar Mateen who pledged allegiance to ISIS, plainly encourages extremists to attack Americans.

While Mateen chose to target what the guide refers to as a “homosexual nightclub,” noting that killing gay people is “the most binding duty and closer to human nature,” it suggests to “avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are generally found in America,” because “the federal government will be the one taking full responsibility.”

A bit further into the article there is this:

We standby and support all Muslims who attack America in their homeland regardless of their affiliation to any group or loyalty,” the guide states, justifying the targeting of American civilians with the suggestion that since they elect and pay taxes to a government with “oppressive polices against Muslims everywhere,” they are a population at “war with Islam,” and can no longer be deemed ‘civilians.’

In the guide, the Orlando attack is referred to as one of “the most successful Lone Jihad operations” and will undoubtedly “inspire others to wage similar operations.”

More at Foreign Desk News


Order Your Baby Here

Do you want it male or female? What color? Welcome to the Brave New World.

“How the Science of CRISPR Can Change Your Genes”


Behind the revolutionary new gene-editing technology

One of the most exciting breakthroughs in science is here. CRISPR is a new technology that can edit DNA with remarkable precision, and it has the potential to change human lives forever.

With the ability to easily tweak DNA, scientists could theoretically remove genetic mutations that are responsible for incurable diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, HIV, and even certain cancers. Researchers are now beginning to test those possibilities on human cells in the lab. But CRISPR is already being used on crops, insects and more.”

Time Magazine


The FBI Has The Manpower, It Has The Resources, But It Is Being Misdirected

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the entity that is charged with looking into federal crimes. They have ‘Task forces’ that are specialized for different jobs. They have law enforcement arm and they have a terrorism group. Their leaders are sending law enforcement people to investigate acts of terrorism.

Amy Zegart has noticed this problem. She writes about in Lawfare in a piece titled, “Lessons from Fort Hood and Asking the Right Questions in Orlando”.

Amy Zegart is the Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science (by courtesy) at Stanford University, and co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. She teaches and writes about intelligence challenges, congressional oversight, and national security policy. Her books include Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI and the Origins of 9/11, and Flawed by Design, which chronicles the development of the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Council. From 1999 to 2011, she was a public policy professor at UCLA. She also spent four years as a McKinsey & Company management consultant. Follow her on Twitter @AmyZegart

Amy Zegart is the Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science (by courtesy) at Stanford University, and co-director of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. She teaches and writes about intelligence challenges, congressional oversight, and national security policy. Her books include Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI and the Origins of 9/11, and Flawed by Design, which chronicles the development of the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security Council. From 1999 to 2011, she was a public policy professor at UCLA. She also spent four years as a McKinsey & Company management consultant. Follow her on Twitter @AmyZegart

We must remember that the FBI is under the control of the Department of Justice, making Loretta Lynch its supremem leader. We have plainly seen how Lynch is attempting to steer investigations away from radical Islam even though all facts point toward it.

Zegart notes in her article the following:

4. Law enforcement ain’t intelligence.

In Fort Hood, the FBI approached the investigation of Nidal Hasan through a law enforcement lens, not an intelligence lens. The investigation asked whether Nidal Hasan was a current terrorist danger, not a gathering one. In the email closing the case, the investigator wrote that the FBI field office “does not currently assess Hasan to be involved in terrorist activities.” What it should have asked was whether Hasan might in the future be involved in terrorist activities, whether his relationship with Aulaqi might yield important information about radicalization more generally or Hasan more specifically. The FBI missed the threat because it stopped looking too soon. The FBI was not collecting intelligence. It was hunting a suspected criminal.”

It is plain that the good people in the Bureau are being misdirected from the top.

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