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Central USA preparing for mega earthquake that could kill tens of thousands of people

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By Jon Austin

The US is facing mega quakes in California, on the west coast and in the central states.

It is well known that California and most of the west coast of the USA are thought to be long overdue magnitude 7 or stronger earthquakes.

News there has been significant movement along the 800-mile San Andreas Fault in the Sunshine State and an emergency drill of how to deal with a devastating tsunami along the length of the west coast, have kept both impending natural disasters in the headlines across the globe.

But it has largely been forgotten that another potential disaster is lurking within the ground in Missouri.

The 150-mile long New Madrid Seismic Zone in New Madrid, Missouri, is the source of the concern, and is also thought to be overdue for a massive tremor, which would impact seven states – Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi.

It has not seen significant earthquakes for more than 200 years.

In the winter of 1811 and 1812 there were three earthquakes of magnitude 7 – as high as 7.7 – and a series of aftershocks across the American Midwest.

The results were catastrophic, with the course of the Mississippi being diverted, chasms ripping open, and volcanoes of sand and water bursting through the ground.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) warned in 1999 there were four natural disasters which threatened the states.

They included major hurricanes hitting Miami and New Orleans, which has recently been rocked by Katrina, and megaquakes hitting Los Angeles, and the central USA.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a map of the country which includes a giant pink warning area over the central states.

Each year there are hundreds of small tremors in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, including a 3.5 magnitude quake last month, which many saw as a precursor.

The USGS even raised the threat level for 2016 after this increase in activity.

Although the risk to these areas is less trumpeted than California and the west coast, $260million was spent on seismic strengthening of the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi into Memphis.

It is hoped the crossing, which towers over the river, could now withstand the anticipated shocks.

Memphis state officials also reduced the main hospital by nine floors to limit the risk of collapse at a cost of $64m.

The Mid-America Earthquake Center at the University of Illinois released a report in 2009, which suggested the effects of a force seven or stronger quake from the fault line.

Amr Elnashai, the study’s lead author, wrote “All hell will break loose.”

The river might change course altogether. I mean if we’re at flood stage, it’s kind of the worst-of-the-worst case scenario.

The predicted scenario saw close to 715,000 buildings, including 130 hospitals, and 3,500 bridges damaged.

Deaths and injuries were estimated at 86,000 with a combined loss of $300billion.

The Central US Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) is based next to Memphis Airport.

James Wilkinson, its director, fears the Mississippi would be released from an engineered prison of levees, causing maximum damage.

He told The Atlantic: “The thing that, to me, makes the river scary is how much industry we have along it: there’s power plants, there’s chemical plants, there’s ports.

“And the river might change course altogether.

“I mean if we’re at flood stage, it’s kind of the worst-of-the-worst case scenario.

“So if the levees are already jeopardised either by overtopping or saturation, where the water’s been there for quite a while, and then you get a shake to it? “You know, the river’s just gonna take the path of least resistance. And who knows whether that’s right through these communities.

“I doubt it’s going to stay in the channel it’s in. The Army Corps of Engineers battles that on a daily basis but the river’s already trying to change course. “They keep it somewhat channeled, but in a massive earthquake we could lose a good part of Western Kentucky, we could lose a good part of Arkansas or southern Missouri.”

He is convinced it is only a matter of time.

He said: “We’ve had earthquakes, we’ve had damage, but nothing like what we’ve seen in other parts of the world. So the clock’s ticking.”

But not all seismologists agree.

Seth Stein, based in Evanston, Illinois, has researched the fault line for 30 years, and told The Atlantic the warnings were “dangerous nonsense”.

He set up GPS receivers along the fault line and found the land was moving two millimetres a year, if at all, meaning there is next to no strain within it.

He said: “Basically the way to think about the lithosphere – and it’s easy when you live in Chicago – is, imagine you have big chunks of ice floating around on the lake, and those things are sliding by each other. So those are the plate boundary earthquakes, like in California.

“But then within those big ice sheets you have small cracks. And there are very small motions within them. That’s how the big pieces stay together.”

He claims Stein any recorded new rumblings are still the aftershocks of the 1811-1812 events.

He added: “Every time there’s a magnitude 4 people like CUSEC are claiming giant earthquake’s on the way.

“And you think about this, and you look into the rock physics and it says no, it’s the opposite. Those are aftershocks.”

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Iran Says “Tall, White” Space Aliens Control America


Iran Says “Tall, White” Space Aliens Control America

Documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden conclusively prove that the United States has been ruled by a race of tall, white space aliens who also assisted the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

These revelations about our alien overlords might not cost you any sleep. But the part that should concern you a tad is that the UFO story was just published by the Fars News Agency, the English-language news service of Iran, a nation that may be very close to acquiring nuclear weapons.

This being a crazy conspiracy theory, naturally the Russians are behind it. The alleged alien invasion was revealed in a report by Russia’s FSB spy agency, which found “incontrovertible proof’ that an ‘alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda’ is driving U.S. domestic and international policy, and has been doing so since at least 1945,” said the Iranian news service.

Fars apparently got the story from a hard-core conspiracy site called whatdoesitmean.com. Here is the gist of the whatdoesitmean.com story as best I understand it (or as the alien mind-control lasers allow me to understand it):

Snowden, who has been given asylum in Russia, leaked documents that a race of extraterestrial “tall whites” arrived on Earth, helped Nazi Germany build a fleet of advanced submarines in the 1930s, and then met in 1954 with President Dwight Eisenhower “where the ‘secret regime’ currently ruling over America was established.”

“Most disturbingly, this FSB report warns, is that the ‘Tall White’ agenda being implemented by the ‘secret regime’ ruling the United States calls for the creation of a global electronic surveillance system meant to hide all true information about their presence here on earth as they enter into what one of Snowden’s documents calls the ‘final phase’ of their end plan for total assimilation and world rule.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. government is embroiled in a “cataclysmic” power struggle between President Obama, who heads the alien shadow government, and some unknown force that opposed the U.S.-alien alliance. “Most to be feared by Russian policy makers and authorities, this [FSB] report concludes, is if those opposing the ‘Tall White’ ‘secret regime’ ruled over by Obama have themselves aligned with another alien-extraterrestrial power themselves.”

Any good conspiracy theory needs a patina of truth, a bit of intellectual cover to camouflage the craziness. In this case, the whatdoesitmean.com/Fars story cites Paul Hellyer, the 1960s Canadian defense minister who is now a fervent UFO activist. Hellyer allegedly has confirmed the accuracy of Snowden’s UFO leaks.

This is almost a funny story, until one remembers that Iran is a moderately powerful nation of 76 million people, with a possible nuclear arsenal, relatively large conventional military power, extensive terrorist capabilities through its intelligence agencies and Hezbollah, and a fundamentalist government that could easily engage in hostilities against the U.S. Laugh if you will at conspiracy theories, but they offer explanatory value for their believers, a way of making sense of why things happen, even if it a funhouse-mirror explanation of the world. The Fars News Agency is reportedly affiliated with Iran’s influential Revolutionary Guards, which suggests that either Iran is either desperate to smear the U.S. any way it can, or there indeed is a very peculiar view of U.S. politics at the highest levels of the Iranian government.

If there is a bright spot to this as well as a funny bone, it’s that the goal of U.S. policy is to contain and neutralize Iranian influence. So, perhaps it’s not necessarily a bad thing that Tehran thinks its main adversary is backed by the power of space aliens. It’s good to have friends in high places, even if they have two heads.

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Intelligence Insider: Obama Administration Agenda to “Kill U.S Dollar”

Intelligence Insider: Obama Administration Agenda to “Kill U.S Dollar”

“We’re just going to kill the dollar.”

This week, I had a series of very sobering discussions with my highly-placed source within the intelligence world. The information he provided hit me like a proverbial tons of bricks. It connects everything we are seeing play out across the world, from the economic problems in Europe to the U.S. DHS ammunition acquisition orders and even the “gun control” debate. If you’re like me, you’re looking for clarity, context and focus with regard to all of the events we’re constantly hearing about but seem to lack legitimate explanation. I believe this report will provide the context and clarity we are all seeking, but I must warn you that the picture is not pretty.

Submitted by Douglas Hagmann

Some might be surprised to learn that the fate of America’s economy has already been determined, verified and announced by the Obama White House. Yet, it has received scant attention from the corporate media. In 2011, economist Kyle Bass interviewed a senior member of the Obama administration about its planned solutions for fixing the US economy and trade deficit[ia].

Among the questions he asked was about U.S. exports and wages, but the question itself was not nearly as important as the response he received from this senior administration official. In fact, this single, seven word response clarifies everything, explains everything, and leaves little else to discuss: “We’re just going to kill the dollar.”

There it is, the entire agenda in one short sentence. It explains everything we’ve been seeing domestically and globally. That one statement makes every other question irrelevant, or otherwise answers all economic questions and explains everything. Nothing else matters. I urge you to ponder that statement and all that it implies. Doing so will provide you with the clarity to understand not only what is taking place today, but what is yet to come.

Murder & High Treason

It is important to note the specificity of the word “kill.” Stated in the active voice, it means an unambiguously intentional and deliberate act. The murder of our national currency, the United States Dollar (USD), is the ultimate agenda to be implemented under Obama. To “kill” our national currency will subvert the United States and destroy it from within. This begs a number of questions, including what type of Americans would actually have, as their objective, the destruction of our national currency? To whom do they hold their allegiance, if not to the American people whose life’s work as well as the toil of our ancestors is represented in the form of wealth held in U.S. dollars? Does this make any sense to us, as Americans? The answer of course is “no.”

By its very definition, to kill our national currency is an act of high treason by those engaged in this activity. It undermines the very sovereignty and survival of our nation, and will have a life-changing impact on every citizen in the U.S. It will also impact every nation and the people of every nation on the planet, as the USD is presently the world’s reserve currency. It is an act that should result in the filing of criminal charges against the conspirators, a trial of their peers and if convicted, a death sentence. It’s that serious.

According to my source, we are past the point of no return. We will not be able to stop what is coming, but must be wise enough to prepare and “get out of the way.” The murder plot involving the death of the dollar did not begin with Obama, but he and other conspirators have accelerated the plans, plots and schemes for its demise.
The ultimate objective

The ultimate objective is to implement an international currency in tandem with a system of global governance. The problem is that most people are not thinking large enough, nor do they understand the magnitude of the lie. They are not seeing the larger picture as their focus is diverted elsewhere. For example, they focus on various tentacles of the octopus such as the gun confiscation initiative, the DHS armament acquisitions and economic woes as independent and unrelated events. They are not.

Meanwhile, others continue to adhere to, or even perpetuate the dual party meme of governance, holding dearly to the notion that there is a practical difference between the Republican and Democrat parties. Have we not seen sufficient evidence that they are now of one party acting in concert with each other? They cannot see the collusion and backroom deals, and continue to hope that the next election will finally change the unchangeable continuity of agenda.

Most of the elected officials are on-board with the subjugation of the United States to a global system of governance. Some are actively facilitating this agenda, while others are making nominal objections on the stage of political theater while hoping to earn a seat at the global table. It’s entertainment for the globalists, distraction of the masses, and diversionary fodder for the talking heads in the media.

America has become a captured operation – captured from within. Think of the Vichy French, internal collaboration with the enemy, or softening the ground for a full takeover from within. The takeover of America has already happened, the collaborators have already been installed, and we are now on a path to complete subjugation of a larger global system of governance. If you continue to doubt this, how else would you explain the numerous examples of our dual-party governmental acquiescence of self destruction?
“Signs, signs, everywhere signs…”

Those who are pleased about the new record setting stock-market highs and various other manipulated statistics that indicate our economy is improving will be the most vocal critics of this report and who will attempt to discredit the validity of the information offered here. The more intellectually astute will look beyond the statistics offered for mass consumption not only to identify the deliberately manipulated data, but to understand what is actually driving these false hopes, figures and data. It is a magic show, and many are still captivated by the magicians’ many diversions, failing to realize that we are engaged in a global war while being simultaneously hobbled by enemy infiltrators from within.

One reason we are seeing new stock market highs is the rush to the dollar from other currencies, especially in the Eurozone. Another reason is the monetization of our debt by the Federal Reserve, despite the previous denials of Ben Bernanke and others.

Simply put, the plan by the globalists, or the central bankers and those behind them, is to create this rush to the USD like passengers from sinking ships to lifeboats. Once the lifeboats are filled to capacity, they will be sunk, and the United States Dollar will be completely worthless. As in such a scenario, many will not make it. Many will die from what is coming. The level of evil behind this plan is incomprehensible to the normal human mind.
Russia, China, Syria and Iran

As I detailed in my multiple reports about Benghazi, we are at war with Russia. After removing Qaddafi from power in Libya, the Obama-Clinton black-ops plan was immediately put into action. Benghazi was the logistics hub for arming the anti-Assad terrorists by our own State Department covert operatives who were shipping millions of tons of weapons to Syria via Turkey and other staging areas. Russia was aware of our actions, and through the attack at the CIA operations center in Benghazi by proxy forces, exposed this operation to the world while putting a stop to this operation. It seems that everyone except the Western media reported what had taken place.

The “dirty little secret” that explains why we have not been told the truth about Benghazi is quite simple. The efforts to overthrow Assad from power are continuing, except the arms and munitions shipments are now originating primarily from Croatia. Overthrowing Assad would pose a direct threat to Russia, both militarily and economically. Are we to expect Russia’s Putin to simply accept this without response? No. So what is Russia doing to subvert our efforts? He is waging war against America, striking at the weak underbelly of our economy which is the “oil backed” dollar as identified in Michael Reagan’s article, Building on a Kernel of Truth.

Sadly, the Obama regime is doing nothing to protect us from this asymmetrical war. It’s as if they are allowing it to take place.

Although it was reported in The New York Times, few have paid attention to last week’s meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, but it was an extremely important event in terms of the planned murder of the U.S. dollar. An alliance is being forged between Russia and China to replace the USD as the reserve currency, already severely weakened by the policies of those in power, with a gold backed currency. Russia and China are hoarding gold to levels never before seen, while the U.S. issues worthless paper and digital currency backed by… nothing, save for the “oil-backed” scenario.

While reports do exist that cite the hoarding of gold by China and Russia, they are purposely under reporting their collective reserves. Meanwhile, Americans can’t even get honest answers to the amounts of our own gold reserves held in Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Don’t people find this reluctance for audit and inspection a bit curious if not outright suspicious?

The battle is being waged not only by military might but by a currency war. We are “being played” through our military involvement in the Middle East, including our covert operations against Syria at the behest of Saudi Arabia. Unlike Iraq, the war in Syria will explode, turn hot, and we will be engaged in an ominous battle that will quickly expand and turn deadly. Weakened militarily through the policies of the Obama regime, coupled with an already weakened economy, the U.S. will suffer consequences unlike anyone might imagine or is willing to address. It is a recipe for disaster planned and initiated by the global elite behind the central banking system, including those in our own government. We have been set up from within, lied to, and now, we are about to see exactly what this globalist system has in store for not only the United States, but every nation of the world.

It is critical to understand that the take-down of the U.S. will be the result of an asymmetrical war that includes the weakening of our military, our economy, and a direct assault on our ability to keep the dollar as the world reserve currency and protect the free flow of oil and energy to the United States.

Within the last week, China held a surprise naval exercise in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, Russia displayed their resurgent military night in the Black Sea. These exercises were conducted as U.S. military forces are spread thinly across many areas in the world. Is anyone paying attention here?

Just as certain a collapse of the dollar is coming, so will be chaos on the streets of America caused by this plan “to kill the dollar.” The central bankers and the leaders selected to govern each country have effectively used the Hegelian Dialectic[ii] to implement their agenda. Just as stated by George H.W. Bush on September 11, 1990, their predetermined solution of a “New World Order” is being formed before our very eyes. They’ve told us what they are doing, but we have chosen not to listen or failed to understand what was being said.

The U.S. has always been the firewall against the globalists. By their persistence, infiltration of global elitists into our government, and covert subversion from within, we are being led to slaughter. A view from space, looking at the larger picture of events for which many have questions, a clearer picture emerges. There will be some who dare to resist the pillaging of our bank accounts, the erosion of our rights, and the enslavement that comes with the dismantling of America.

The dust clouds visible on the far horizon that watchmen have been reporting for decades can now be seen as an attacking army of barbarians, whose fighters are now on the ladders and cannons are breaching our empire’s outer walls. Who knows how long the inner walls of our empire will survive the next wave of their coming attack.

Perhaps Ernest Hemmingway said it best in referencing John Donne from his novel of the same name… “And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.”
[ia] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V3kpKzd-Yw&feature=youtu.be

[ii] http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/05/dialectic.htm

By Douglas Hagmann
Douglas J. Hagmann and his son, Joe Hagmann host The Hagmann & Hagmann Report, a live Internet radio program broadcast each weeknight from 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

Douglas Hagmann, founder & director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, and a multi-state licensed private investigative agency. Doug began using his investigative skills and training to fight terrorism and increase public awareness through his website.SOURCE

Russia Readies Topol ICBM for “Drills”

Russia Conducts Topol ICBM Drills

(RIA Novosti) – Topol (SS-25 Sickle) intercontinental ballistic missiles will be put on full alert in the course of ongoing drills at the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) Tagil Division in the Urals region, SMF spokesman Col. Igor Yegorov said on Tuesday.

The drills, which started on Monday and will last through Saturday, will test the interoperability and teamwork of the division’s subunits, the efficiency of command and control, and the performance of combat training assignments under any circumstances, Yegorov said.

The Tagil Division is also being inspected by a special SMF commission that will test the personnel’s morale, combat skills, the ability to perform regular alert duty and to counter terrorism, the spokesman said.

At present the SMF reportedly operates at least 58 silo-based SS-18 Satan ballistic missiles, 160 road-mobile Topol (SS-25 Sickle) missile systems, 50 silo-based and 18 road-mobile Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle B) systems and 18 RS-24 Yars systems.

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Killing America


Killing America

Preston James

THERE IS A SECRET WAR BEING WAGED AGAINST AMERICA THE REPUBLIC BY THE LONDON BANKSTERS

Its Purpose is to destroy America and Fold its remains into a NWO Globalist One-World Government System.

But it’s not over yet and things are not going so well for the Banksters. They are about 13 years behind schedule.

And until recently most Americans knew nothing about it.

Killing America

America’s Monetary & Production System has been hijacked and used by London Banksters to entrap most the world in a Global Web of Debt.

This has enabled the Banksters to issue all the money they needed to buy up and control almost every American politician and Government official, many of whom serve unknowingly as CUTOUTS.

They have used their Babylonian “money magic” debt-based usury system of fiat “money” to asset strip most Americans of a great deal of the fruits of their labor and accrued assets, and now they are coming for their guns.

AMERICANS WITH GUNS ARE A HUGE STUMBLING BLOCK TO THE BANKSTERS FINAL TAKE-DOWN OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC

As long as American hunters and patriots have their high powered large capacity semi-automatic repeating rifles and handguns, the British Banksters know they cannot finish their goal of destroying America the Republic.

They are pulling out all stops and going for broke to register and grab guns at every level they can in National, State and Local Government because their time is short before Americans are fully awake and mobilized against them.

BRITISH BANKSTERS HAVE DECLARED A COVERT WAR AGAINST AMERICA THE REPUBLIC AND ALL ITS LOYAL CITIZENS

This is a war by the British Banksters against America and American Citizens. Its purpose is to essentially destroy America the Republic by debasing and ignoring the U.S. Constitution, Bill of rights, Rule of Law, followed by well organized efforts to incrementally disarm Americans.

THIS UGLY TRUTH IS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO FACE

This ugly truth is almost too horrible for most folks to face, and thus it has remained incredulous to most Americans except those who have been directly abused by the system with a boot in the face.

But now things have changed and the USG has instituted programs that are so offensive to most normal Americans that the massive denial system usually in place is now being broken and reality is becoming fearfully apparent.

These include Homeland Security, acting as the New American secret police, an American Gestapo. the TSA and its sexual assaults of women and children and thefts of travelers objects totalling millions of dollars a year, urban warfare drills with machine guns firing blanks, and unannounced live shooter Homeland Security drills in grade schools which terrify and traumatize young children. All to supposedly accommodate the public to urban warfare counter terrorism when actually it is designed to intimidate citizens into submission, just like the TSA and its new road blockades in many states.

Ever since these British Banksters lost the Revolutionary War they have been trying to take America back. They failed in the War of 1812 after burning down the Whitehouse because the American Spirit arose and drove them back. They repeatedly tried to hijack the American monetary production and distribution system and only succeeded long term finally in 1913 when they did so by stealth and massive bribery.

The British Banksters and their stateside American cutouts whom they own and have in Congress, folks who also occupy high positions of the USG, know that as long as America remains a free sovereign Republic, they cannot succeed in establishing their NWO Globalist System. This is the basis for their motivation to KILL AMERICA THE REPUBLIC.

THIS WAR AGAINST AMERICA IS THE KEYSTONE OF A 100 YEAR PLAN BY THE BRITISH BANKSTERS TO ESTABLISH A NWO GLOBALIST ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT SYSTEM BASED ON FABIAN SOCIALISM

There has been a 100 year plan put in place by the British Banksters to envelope the world in a massive interlocked and ever increasing ”web of debt” which cannot be deployed in its final stages until America the Republic is destroyed from within. This 100 year plan is based on the principals of Fabian Socialism, more commonly known as “incremental-ism” and this is the Banksters choice for gradually implementing the massive societal changes they want over a long period of time. In this way they believe that they can attain the numerous societal changes that would otherwise never be tolerated by the American populace. More on Fabian-ism later.

THE 100 YEAR PLAN OF THE BRITISH BANKSTERS—ENTRAP THE WORLD, ONE NATION AT A TIME IN A GLOBAL WEB OF DEBT

This plan has involved the massive use of cutouts, “enemies within the gates”, to do their dirty work. It is a war comprised of numerous secret acts against America the Republic, and the main engine of this campaign was provided by the hijacking of the American Monetary Production and Distribution system in 1913. And this pattern of Bankster occupation of a country such as in America by setting up a central fiat banking system covertly run out of the City of London is one of the world’s greatest secrets. Here is on view by an Italian Comedian that tells the truth in dramatic form with a humorous bite.

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SECRET ACTS OF WAR AGAINST AMERICA THE REPUBLIC AND AMERICANS

These secret acts of war include massive illegal drug trafficking, pedophile based human compromise ops, use of satanic and occult groups to do their dirty work and debase American values, the hijacking and debasement of the American monetary and production system, and manipulation of America to conduct numerous illegal, unprovoked, unConstitutional, undeclared wars of aggression or acquisition on behalf of the British Banksters and their cutouts.

MOST OF THE BANKSTERS DIRTY WORK IS DONE BY HIRED CUTOUTS WHO ARE ATTEMPTING TO CLIMB THE FOOD CHAIN AND THERE ARE OFTEN SO MANY LAYERS OF SEPARATION THAT THESE FOLKS DO NOT KNOW WHO THEY ACTUALLY SERVE—THIS MUST BE FULLY EXPOSED AND CUTOUTS MUST DECIDE WHO THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE, THE BANKSTERS OR AMERICA THE REPUBLIC

Many of their cutouts are deeply embedded in the Secret Shadow Government, American Banking, the USG visible Government, the leadership of Congress and both political parties, as well as American Intel and foreign intel assets which include Neocons, American/Israeli Dual Citizens and Mossadniks. These folks must be fully exposed, and routed out by massive public protest and any legal means necessary to preserve the American Republic.

Dual citizens must be required to make a choice and if they do not sign a loyalty oath to America only , their citizenship must be stripped and they must be deported to their remaining nation of citizenship. Anyone who has been a dual citizen should never be allowed to work in any official capacity in government, law enforcement, the judiciary, the military or intel.

ILLEGAL DRUG TRAFFICKING HAS BEEN A MAJOR SECRET ACT OF WAR AGAINST AMERICA

All recent wars since the Korean war have been related to acquiring and protecting drug trafficking by the British Banksters and their various cutouts and assets inside American Intel and certain major wall Street Banks used for massive money laundering.

THE LONDON BANKSTERS ARE THE NEXUS OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME SYNDICATE

The British banksters have basically formed the nexus of an international crime syndicate involved in illegal narcotics & weapons trafficking, sexual slavery and sex trafficking, world-wide pedophile networks, human compromise and shakedown operations, theft and trafficking in industrial secrets stolen through their “communication services” sold to the governments of many nations, states, cities and public school systems.

These Banksters have many assets world-wide and especially inside America, their crown Jewel, which has been their money cow. Many of the assets and cutouts they have bought in America have been obtained and controlled through numerous layers of other intermediary cutouts, and thus they are not aware who they actually are working on behalf of, but want to climb the food chain leading to big money, fame and ultimate success. Some know they are serving the Globalist Banksters who are building a NWO one-world system, and gladly support this idea, believing this is the future that is coming, and they desire to be able to have a big part in it by playing along now and serving the Banksters.

IF YOU WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THE TRUE POWER LIES JUST EXAMINE HOW CONGRESS-CRITTERS QUESTION ANY OF THE BANKSTERS

It’s amazing how obsequious these congress-critters get in the presence of their demi-gods. To be consistent they should really kneel before them and kiss their rings. These episodes are a whole new take on the “king’s new clothes” shtick. Yes, this is where the nexus of power lies, with the British Banksters that have bribed, bought and compromised nearly everyone, except a certain group of Americans. More about that group later who have become a very big, intractable problem, and one that is getting worse by the day, every day. And that group is comprised of American gun-owners.

A KEY PART OF THE SECRET PLAN TO KILL AMERICA THE REPUBLIC HAS BEEN TO HIJACK THE AMERICAN MONETARY PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND USE IT TO ASSET STRIP AMERICANS AND ENVELOP THE WORLD IN A WEB OF DEBT

As the plan goes, once a massive debt based dependency is imposed on the world and a technical bankruptcy has been thus obtained, the “plug can be pulled” setting off a complete world-wide economic breakdown and chaos. Then a NWO Globalist one-world system can be set up and a new “Caesar of the Ages” can be seated who will provide the sure solution.

This man will be a new World Emperor and will be promoted as the only one able to provide the new monetary solution needed to bring order to the to the world’s total financial instability which develops into an acute world-wide crisis once a certain tipping point is reached.

A VERY BIG UNFORSEEN GLITCH HAS NOW OCCURRED IN THE LONDON BANKSTER’S PLAN

They thought it was a great plan and a great idea, except there is an unforseen problem that has arisen, a very big problem and that problem is that America the Republic is actually an independent nation state based on a distinct and notable Declaration of Independence, a Constitution, Bill of Rights and Rule of Law. And America the Republic had been built on the strong Spirit and courage of the colonists, best described as the American Spirit. It’s turning out to be a lot tougher to kill it than first expected. Here’s why.

Americans are armed to the teeth with a vast array of guns, ranging from single shot .22s to .50 caliber rifles and everything imaginable in-between including many millions of revolvers and semi-auto handguns. Americans form the world’s largest standing army, have the world’s largest quantity of guns and ammo, hands down. Yes, this is a very big problem for the Banksters and their NWO Globalist cutouts.

GUNS ARE AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE AND MOM

Guns are as American as apple pie and mom, and any belief by the super-elite deviants that run America’s government (the true enemies within) that they can disarm Americans like that which was done in Canada are smokin’ dope, or grossly deluded. It will never happen. But instead here is what will happen if they persist and precipitate a final solution.

LONDON BANKSTER ASSETS AND CUTOUTS INSIDE AMERICA WHO COOPERATE IN THESE NWO GLOBALIST SCHEMES TO KILL AMERICA ARE COMMITTING TREASON AND SEDITION—AT SOME POINT THEY WILL BE FULLY EXPOSED AND WILL HAVE NO VALID EXCUSE

If these gun-grabbing traitors persist in following their instructions by the offshore London Banksters, American gun-owners will draw a line in the sand over this issue and will fight to their last breath using asymmetrical warfare techniques not even the best social engineers could fathom in advance. Thanks to the immutable American Spirit and unmatched American creativity that occurs when “we the people” are under extreme pressure, they will find themselves defeated and probably hanging on a wooden military gallows like the assassins of Abe Lincoln, after being tried and convicted for Treason and Sedition.

Their Treason would be for aiding and abetting the London Banksters and for using one of their main cutouts, a foreign country masquerading as our alleged best alley to asset strip Americans and manipulate the political system through imposed loyalty oaths to Israel that are required in order to be re-elected. Their sedition would be for trying to destroy the American Republic.

RECENT ATTEMPTS BY POLITICIAN CUTOUTS TO GRAB GUNS HAVE SET-OFF A COUNTERFORCE

The amount of guns and ammo held by Americans is staggering. Recent attempts by USG and Congressional gun grabbers has stimulated a huge set of first time gun and ammo buyers. Gun ownership is now growing by leaps and bounds as a reaction to these recent efforts by key government dupes of the British Banksters to institute increased gun control.

Their overall plans are designed to remove high powered long range semi-auto rifles, which can hit a target at up to 1/2 mile reliably in the hands of a seasoned deer or elk hunter or Vet. Ever since Sandy Hook was staged by intel as another false flag, the gun grabbers in DC have activated their part of this covert operation and ahead gone full speed in their gun grabbing efforts. This has set off a corresponding counter force with massive increases in the purchase of guns and ammo which are literally flying of the shelves, leaving some gun stores emptied of stock as fast as it arrives. This of course has caused many to remember the criminal acts of the AG and the BATF with Operation Fast & Furious, another false flag attack on the Second Amendment.

THE LONDON BANKSTERS KNOW THAT EVEN THOUGH AMERICA HAS BEEN HIJACKED AND USED AS THEIR MAIN VEHICLE FOR ENTRAPPING THE WORLD IN A WEB OF DEBT, AMERICA ITSELF MUST BE KILLED IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THEIR NWO GLOBALIST PLAN AND INSTITUTE THEIR NEW ”CAESAR OF THE AGES”

The super-elites that run the world, the City of London Banksters and the old black nobility families behind them know that the American Republic, although they have successfully hijacked it’s monetary production and distribution system and used it to entrap the whole world in a web of debt, is also potentially their biggest stumbling block to their attainment of a NWO one-world globalist system unless they manage to destroy America incrementally in small baby steps and do this very, very carefully without setting off a massive counter-force.

THE BANKSTERS KNOW THEY MUST NOW DISASSEMBLE AMERICA IN ORDER TO GET THEIR NWO ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT

They know that unless carefully disassembled the American Republic piece by piece incrementally, America may come alive and crush them like a walnut in a nutcracker. They also know that unless America is disarmed it cannot be destroyed by the enemy within they have installed, their cutouts, our little friends from the Mideast who control most of Congress and the various private communications systems of the USG, state and local governments and many large public school systems.

Yes, these social engineers working as cutouts for the London Banksters are a crafty bunch, this new class of hired intelligentsia who occupy some of the highest positions of intel and government, many of whom sit around in their non-profit think tanks and foundations and scheme techniques to destroy the American Republic and then fold the remains into a globalist NWO system.

MASSIVE PUBLIC INTIMIDATION BY HOMELAND SECURITY AND NORTHCOM

Homeland Security, the New American Gestapo has ordered 2700 armored personnel carriers which are supposedly IED and mine resistant. This is over 50 for each state of the Union. HS has also ordered approximately 2 Billion rounds of ammo, with most of them hollow points equivalent to the now discontinued Black Talons. These are not jacketed hardball and cannot be used in military wars. What this means in practical terms is that HS has purchased approximately 5 hollow point dum-dums for each man, woman and child living inside the Continental United states of America.

Now any such acts like these is always going to be responded to with some kind of counter-force politically and socially. And so far all these public intimidations have done is serve as a stimulus for more law abiding citizens to buy guns and ammo for the first time and cause the sleeping masses to start waking up from their mindkontrolled sleep.

IVORY TOWER SOCIAL ENGINEERING LOOKS GOOD IN THEORY AND CAN WORK AS LONG AS THE MASSES STAY ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL—IF AMERICANS WAKE UP OUT OF THEIR SLUMBER THE BANKSTERS AND THEIR CUTOUTS ARE GOING TO BE TOAST

Technically their plans seem to make sense and should work. Take for example their plan to institute new gun control laws by instituting numerous staged mass shootings using the selection of specially profiled dupes, mindkontrolled and/or drugged up on SSRI’s, mixed up a bit, with some of the murders real, and some “virtual” or imaginary and guarded by a lock-down of complete secrecy over any evidence.

This use of Homeland Security to lock down all the evidence under “national security” at Sandy hook and use the Connecticut State Police Spokesman Vance to threaten any and all web hosts who publish anything contrary to the official news releases were seen by most of the public as absurd. Vance’s threats have been viewed by journalists to be rediculous empty threats and something taken from a Saturday Night Live type skit, like from a comedy of the absurd.

At Aurora, the Sikh Temple and Sandy Hook, there has been a coordinated effort to keep the public confused as to what is true and what isn’t by spotty releases of contradictory evidence of little consequence as to what really happened. This was designed and expected to cause most to shut down and go away in quiet desperation, moving on to other concerns that have more clarity. So far it has only worked on some, but not all, as many folks are now starting to view these so-called mass shootings as staged by American intel or through foreign based cutouts.

FOR PEOPLE TO BECOME AND STAY TRUE BELIEVERS IN THE “KING’S NEW CLOTHES” THEY MUST CONSUME THE USG PROPAGANDA DISPENSED BY THE MAJOR MASS MEDIA TALKING HEADS AND CONTINUE TO BELIEVE IT

THANKS TO THE INTERNET AND THE ALTERNATIVE NEWS THIS IS OCCURRING LESS AND LESS EVERYDAY AND MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE WAKING UP SEEING NUMEROUS USG LIES EXPOSED RIGHT BEFORE THEIR EYES

The true believers who accept the con will ACCEPT and MAINTAIN the mass media’s view of the incidents which is actually little more than dispensed USG propaganda. These “true believer” dupes will demand an immediate solution based on baling innocent citizens who had nothing to do with any crimes.

As far as the intel staged mass shooting at Sandy Hook for example, the Congressional gun-grabbers and their assets have projected blame on gun owners in general who had absolutely nothing to do with these staged events, whether they resulted in real deaths of children or not, that is, even were faked in an elaborate charade as many folks now believe.

Every knows that it is patently absurd to expect criminals who already are violating the law by possessing guns to give them up just because new gun-grabbing laws are passed. And that it is also just as absurd to punish all law abiding gun owners for the false flag staged mass shootings that the USG and American Intel instituted. All involved must be brought to justice and that includes any Congressional gun-grabbers like Diane Frankenstein who are now operating as accessories “after the fact” in these false-flag crimes by participating in their cover-ups and trying to shift blame to innocent, law abiding gun owners who had nothing to do with these staged false flags.

THE TRUE BELIEVERS OF SANDY HOOK FALSE FLAG DRANK THE USG MASS MEDIA DISPENSED KOOLAIDE AND WANT ALL GUNS TO BE GRABBED

The true believers who accepted the mass media dispensed USG propaganda that Sandy Hook was caused by “gun ownership in general” and not intel who ran this false-flag, then have gone ahead and assisted the Congressional gun-grabbers in their absurd illogical efforts to prevent more of these staged mass shootings by pushing hard to disarm the law abiding American gun-owner who has never used any gun in any crime and never would.

REAL PREVENTION OF ANY FUTURE STAGED MASS SHOOTING REQUIRES BRINGING THOSE USG OFFICIALS AND INTEL WHO PLANNED IT AND DID IT TO JUSTICE—NO EXCEPTIONS

And if it involves the AG like the RICO crime “Operation Fast & Furious” did, then indict him to and bring him to justice or anybody else and all involved. By the way accessory to murder and criminal negligence are major felonies and can in some circumstances be capital crimes too if they are judged to involve illegal arms trafficking related to drug trafficking by the Mexican Cartels. Remember we have four dead US Law Enforcement caused by Fast and Furious and hundreds of dead Mexicans too. So far no USG official has been brought to justice for these crimes.

Of course any well informed person realizes the best way to stop these staged false flags in the future fully investigate the ones that have already occurred, indict those intel involved, whether American of foreign mossadniks or Saudis, and try them, convict them and deliver the maximum punishment allowed by law. If real murders occurred in any of the staged false flags then then execute them upon conviction for conspiracy to murder.

DISARMING THE HONEST AMERICAN GUN OWNER IS GOING TO BE IMPOSSIBLE NO MATTER WHAT THE IVORY TOWER CONSULTANTS AND SOCIAL ENGINEERS HAVE CLAIMED

These offshore Banksters and their cutouts have planned to disarm law abiding American gun owners in progressive steps, a little bit at a time, but their ultimate goal is complete registration, then followed by confiscation after a major economic breakdown or engineered natural disasters cause massive urban unrest. Of course the SSG’s ultimate fear is the American’s possession of semi-auto high powered rifles with high capacity removable magazines that have a targeting range of up to 1/2 mile or more. And those law abiding American gun owners that have these guns value them and will never give them up without a fight. And those criminals that have them would never turn them in just because the USG says so, because they do not obey such laws in the first place. Criminals have always been able to easily buy guns on the black market, sometimes sold by police on the side from gun confiscations and sometimes sold by drug gangs or the CIA.

Yes, the British Banksters had tried to retake America again in the War of 1812 and lost and had the central banking system they installed booted out by Andrew Jackson. It was only in 1913 that they were finally able to hijack the American monetary production and distribution system through their cover planning at Jekyl Island and their luck slipping this draconian legislation through Congress right before the Christmas Holiday break. Presented as a solution to lack of credit and availability of money, it was actually the installation of the world’s biggest money monopoly, one that would be used as the major debt engine to entrap the whole world in American petrodollars.

THE BANKSTERS LONG TERM FABIAN PLAN TO ASSET STRIP AMERICA AND THEN DESTROY IT WHEN IT IS FINALLY WEAK ENOUGH—IT’S ALL BASED ON INCREMENTALISM, HARASSMENT AND ATTRITION OF OPPOSITION OVER TIME

The various social engineers employed by the London Banksters have came up with a long term plan to subdue and take-down America the Republic. It involves several key parts. the Plan is based on Fabian Society which is one of the action arms of the London Banksters). Fabian socialism is based on the notion of incremental changes gradually made without creating any unnecessary backlash. It is based on the military style of general Fabian Maximus who was the Roman general who defeated Hannibal. Fabian techniques are based on harassment and attrition rather than head-on battle, until the enemy is so weakened that the battle will be easily won when actually fought. And now we know why the Banksters have been working so hard to asset strip Americans and weaken them so much financially.

Thus the secret war now being waged against America the Republic is one utilizing Fabian techniques of warfare over a long period of time, in this case it is a 100 year plan which commenced in 1913 and is obviously proving to have been delayed due to an unforeseen problem, namely the sudden re-emergence of the American Spirit.

THE GAME-PLAN OF THE BRITISH BANKSTERS IS BASICALLY TO ESTABLISH FABIAN SOCIALISM IN AMERICA INCREMENTALLY, USING HARASSMENT AND ATTRITION TECHNIQUES

1-Debase and erode the Constitution and Bill of rights over time by use of various internal and external wars, such as the war on poverty, war on drugs, war on terror (of coarse all they problems have been synthetically created by the London Banksters).

2-Debase the American Military by deploying it repeatedly in useless wars of aggression and acquisition for the interests of others, by creating needless massive deaths and disabilities in the returning troops, and destroy the esprit de corps by morphing them into a mercenary style military while still enforcing indentured servitude with numerous call backs and stop losses and by placing them in kill or be killed situation where innocent civilians are murdered.

3-Engender an increasing dependency on consumer goods and “lifestyles’ of the rich and famous, provide cheap credit and mindkontrol folks to buy things they do not really need, thus eliciting massive credit dependency and a whole nation of debt slaves.

4-Debase the value of money by manipulation of the fiat monetary system that was hijacked in 1913, by issuing ever increasing amounts of debt-money which can never be repaid in order to collect interest on the national debt for nothing (the world biggest scam, technically referred to a Babylonian money Magick or usury, which used to be regarded as a grave sin by the catholic church and is verboten by Muslims). This is the greatest trick and scam in history, charging a people interest for the use of their own money with absolutely no oversight! Every so-called dollar put into circulation is a debt-note and the interest accrued can never be paid off because there is not enough money in circulation to do so. The Bankster’s solution: create more money, lend it to the people, increase the principal and the corresponding interest rates on the public debt. Then create economic bubbles and severe Recessions which increase the use and dependency on credit and facilitate the weakening of basic American institutions.

5-Asset strip Americans to the point they lose their homes and everything they have worked for all their lives. Use a manipulated health-care system to finish many off financially and drive them into bankruptcy. In this way, create massive dependency on USG handouts, welfare and special aid programs, thus establishing dependency in much of the population.

6-Provide cheap credit cards and payday loans with all kinds of interest games and automatically increasing interest rates of up to 140% interest. And set the hook with repetitive mindkontrolling media advertising. Push usury to the limits to destroy self-esteem.

7-Set up a TSA system to sexually grope and molest air passengers with plans to take TS to the streets, sports arenas and schools, as well as setting up roadblocks/inspection points, all of which are illegal and designed to train folks to be good serfs and slaves.

8-Destroy the traditional family and create a new substitute family. Put mommies to work so you they can generate more tax revenue for the Banksters. Make daddy work long hours away from home so that there is no one to raise the kids except state approved home-care. Make the USG the new daddy, and the major mass media the new Mommy, and the educational system the new church to indoctrinate children with the Globalist NWO ideas of the state not of traditional American values.

9-Institute a wide ranging social policy of political correctness and diversity and use it as a block against any defense of traditional American family values and sex roles.

10-A coordinated plan to globalize American Society by a covert program to erode the borders, debase American culture and the erode the use of English as the designated language by using immersion programs in the schools and dual bi-lingual curriculums and menus.

11-Institute a socialistic Health-care program which was written by a few selected major Corporations which will raise costs while restricting care, will put many smaller insurance companies out of business, which will use death panels, and will allow the USG and its agents to directly invade private bank accounts.

12-Disarm Americans like what was done in the rest of the western nations except for Switzerland. The gun owner is basically the last hold out and IS the last major block to the complete take-down of and destruction of America.

Fortunately many American gun owners now realize this with more and more non-gun owners waking up and also figuring this out. These folks are rapidly becoming first time gun and ammo purchasers as a real line in the sand is now being drawn over gun ownership.

To counter this, the Secret Shadow Government (SSG) is using the USG to build up a huge new American Gestapo, Homeland Security staffed by traitors who would not hesitate to run such murderous operations as “Fast & Furious” or use drones to murder American Citizens with no judge and Jury of peers.

There are many staff and even high officials inside this sinister group which serves the offshore London Banksters that do NOT agree with the overall philosophy or purpose of HS and just want to draw a paycheck. Some are leaking much about the unConstitutional highly illegal RICO acts of HS but many are just sandbagging, sitting tight playing wait and see. All the sinister threats against whistle-blowing are just backfiring, resulting is ever more information about the unConstitutional RICO crimes being leaked. Too many threats always create massive push-back. For every force there is a counter-force.

IF the SHTF many of these sandbaggers will break like a rabbit and head for home to defend their families like so many of the police and military will do also. It’s been called “going YOYO” by HS in secret meetings and this is an abbreviation for “you are on your own”. If the USG starts an active door to door gun confiscation or aerial drone war against American gun-owners and dissident, you will see Hell unleashed on these USG oppressors that is unimaginable. And this could pose certain dangers too as foreign countries may jump in to allegedly help the USG but instead turn on them and try to take over, perhaps playing along with the American Citizens and supplying them for a while until they feel they can take over and con them into a new coalition government infiltrated by their operatives.

GLOBALIST PLANNERS WHO ARE CUTOUTS AND THE BANKSTERS THEY WORK FOR ARE ALL COWARDS AND WHIMPS AND ONLY USE OTHERS TO DO THEIR MASS MURDERS

One thing seems certain, the globalist elites who sit in their arm chairs and are true cowards and whimps will never do their own fighting. Most of em couldn’t run a block. They always use mercenaries and cutouts. But once the big lies they operate under are exposed, that is, once everyone admits the King is Naked, then the JIG IS ABOUT UP and they will have hell to pay as everyone turns against them. None of these folks are willing to go one to one in any gun fight in the street, instead they will scamper to their underground COG DUMBs which have probably already been booby trapped by their old arch enemies from the cold war if rumors are accurate.

THE IMMUTABLE AMERICAN SPIRIT IS RISING AND THE SLEEPING GIANT IS NOW AWAKENING

Many Patriots believe that the social isolation from the real world in the streets of America has caused so much cognitive drift in the Banksters and their cutouts that these folks have made unrealistic assumptions about the American Citizen. Yes, most Americans have been asleep at the wheel, but recent events like the false flag attacks of Murrah and 911 as well as all the MK-ultra staged mass shootings like Aurora, Sikh Temple and Sandy Hook have started waking up the sleeping giant.

And it seems that the recent gun-grabbing efforts inside the beltway which are completely disingenuous have pushed many Patriots to draw a hard line in the sand. Deep down inside many folks realize it is paranoid projection to blame innocent gun owners for something that the USG and American Intel and cutouts staged. this is abject duplicity of the highest order. It’s like the pot calling the kettle black when it is actually completely white in the first place.

WHAT NECESSARY SOLUTIONS AND CHANGES ARE INDICATED ARE INDICATED BY THE CURRENT SITUATION?

There needs to be a public outcry from a broad based spectrum of society demanding a Grand jury for war crimes including mass murders of civilians by drones, for illegal spying, for the extraordinary renditions, for illegal black prisons, for the creation of an unConstitutionl standing army and police state mechanism called Homeland Security and the criminal TSA, for those who planned and instituted the 911 false flag attacks, Aurora, Sikh Temple and Sandy hook mass Shootings, for those in US Intel participating in illegal drug and weapons trafficking such as Operation Fast & Furious, the those individuals in American intel who are involved in using pedophiles human compromise operations and human trafficking, those who funneled billions of missing funds for no bid contracts in the war zone, etc. Homeland Security, the TSA, Fema and the CIA must be outlawed and the Federal Blackmail Institute too. Posse Comitatus must be re-instituted and laws preventing Dual Citizenry must be passed, making it illegal fro anyone who has ever been one to serve in any official govt, LE or judicial capacity. For those who come forth and confess or testify immunity can be granted partially or in full depending on the situation.

All foreign spy organizations such as the ADL and related lobbying groups such as Aipac and the like must be registered as foreign intel operations and closely regulated. No more Congress-critters should be allowed to sign loyalty oaths to anyone and must honor their oath to uphold the US Constitution from all enemies both Foreign and Domestic. It must be made illegal for anyone who is a member of a secret society has sworn allegiance to extra-judicial entities to serve in in official capacity in the USG, LE, or the judiciary.

Any Congressperson being involved in or promoting unConstitutional or illegal acts or wars should be immediately impeached, and those who have committed Treason and Sedition must be tried in a suitable court of law by “we the people”.

And most of all the Federal Reserve Banking System, a private Delaware Corporation and its agent the IRS must be abolished and replaced by a new Central Bank solely owned and run by Americans, one that issues real money, not debt-based fiat notes, but real Greenbacks like the Colonialists or Abe Lincoln or what JFK tried to do. The phony national debt must be cancelled, “fair trade” must replace “free trade” and proper tariffs must be assigned to imported goods to establish parity. All foreign aide must be stopped and all foreign US military bases closed and the troops brought home.SOURCE

1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation


1.6 Billion Rounds Of Ammo For Homeland Security? It’s Time For A National Conversation

The Denver Post, on February 15th, ran an Associated Press article entitled Homeland Security aims to buy 1.6b rounds of ammo, to far too little notice. It confirmed that the Department of Homeland Security has issued an open purchase order for 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. As elsewhere reported, much of this purchase order is for rounds forbidden by international law for use in war plus a frightening amount specialized for snipers. Also reported elsewhere, at the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending fewer than 6 million rounds a month. 1.6 billion rounds, therefore, would be enough to sustain a hot war for 20+ years. In America.

Add to this perplexingly outré purchase of ammo, DHS now is showing off its acquisition of heavily armored personnel carriers, repatriated from the Iraqi and Afghani theaters of operation. As observed by “paramilblogger” Ken Jorgustin last September:
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“[T]he Department of Homeland Security is apparently taking delivery (apparently through the Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico VA, via the manufacturer – Navistar Defense LLC) of an undetermined number of the recently retrofitted 2,717 ‘Mine Resistant Protected’ MaxxPro MRAP vehicles for service on the streets of the United States.” …

“These MRAP’s ARE BEING SEEN ON U.S. STREETS all across America by verified observers with photos, videos, and descriptions.

“Regardless of the exact number of MRAP’s being delivered to DHS (and evidently some to POLICE via DHS, as has been observed), why would they need such over-the-top vehicles on U.S. streets to withstand IEDs, mine blasts, and 50 caliber hits to bullet-proof glass? In a war zone… yes, definitely. Let’s protect our men and women. On the streets of America… ?

“They all have gun ports… Gun Ports? In the theater of war, yes. On the streets of America…?

“Seriously, why would DHS need such a vehicle on our streets?”

Why indeed? It is utterly inconceivable that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is planning a coup d’etat against President Obama, and the Congress, to install herself as Supreme Ruler of the United States of America. There, however, are real signs that the Department bureaucrats are running amok. About 20 years ago this columnist worked, for two years, in the U.S. Department of Energy’s general counsel’s office in its procurement and finance division. And is wise to the ways. The answer to “why would DHS need such a vehicle?” almost certainly is this: it’s a cool toy and these (reportedly) million dollar toys are being recycled, without much of a impact on the DHS budget. So… why not?

Why, indeed, should the federal government not be deploying armored personnel carriers and stockpiling enough ammo for a 20-year war in the homeland? Because it’s wrong in every way. President Obama has an opportunity, now, to live up to some of his rhetoric by helping the federal government set a noble example in a matter very close to his heart (and that of his Progressive base), one not inimical to the Bill of Rights: gun control. The federal government can (for a nice change) begin practicing what it preaches by controlling itself.

And … remember the … Sequester? The president is claiming its budget cuts will inconvenience travelers by squeezing essential services provided by the (opulently armed and stylishly uniformed) DHS. Quality ammunition is not cheap. (Of course, news reports that DHS is about to spend $50 million on new uniforms suggests a certain cavalier attitude toward government frugality.)

Spending money this way is beyond absurd well into perverse. According to the AP story a DHS spokesperson justifies this acquisition to “help the government get a low price for a big purchase.” Peggy Dixon, spokeswoman for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center: “The training center and others like it run by the Homeland Security Department use as many as 15 million rounds every year, mostly on shooting ranges and in training exercises.”

At 15 million rounds (which, in itself, is pretty extraordinary and sounds more like fun target-shooting-at-taxpayer-expense than a sensible training exercise) … that’s a stockpile that would last DHS over a century. To claim that it’s to “get a low price” for a ridiculously wasteful amount is an argument that could only fool a career civil servant.

Meanwhile, Senator Diane Feinstein, with the support of President Obama, is attempting to ban 100 capacity magazine clips. Doing a little apples-to-oranges comparison, here, 1.6 billion rounds is … 16 million times more objectionable.

Mr. Obama has a long history of disdain toward gun ownership. According to Prof. John Lott, in Debacle, a book he co-authored with iconic conservative strategist Grover Norquist,

“When I was first introduced to Obama (when both worked at the University of Chicago Law School, where Lott was famous for his analysis of firearms possession), he said, ‘Oh, you’re the gun guy.’

“I responded: ‘Yes, I guess so.’

“’I don’t believe that people should own guns,’ Obama replied.

“I then replied that it might be fun to have lunch and talk about that statement some time.

“He simply grimaced and turned away. …

“Unlike other liberal academics who usually enjoyed discussing opposing ideas, Obama showed disdain.”

Mr. Obama? Where’s the disdain now? Cancelling, or at minimum, drastically scaling back — by 90% or even 99%, the DHS order for ammo, and its receipt and deployment of armored personnel carriers, would be a “fourfer.”

The federal government would set an example of restraint in the matter of weaponry.
It would reduce the deficit without squeezing essential services.
It would do both in a way that was palatable to liberals and conservatives, slightly depolarizing America.
It would somewhat defuse, by the government making itself less armed-to-the-teeth, the anxiety of those who mistrust the benevolence of the federales.

If Obama doesn’t show any leadership on this matter it’s an opportunity for. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, to summon Secretary Napolitano over for a little … national conversation. Madame Secretary? Buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammo and deploying armored personnel carriers runs contrary, in every way, to what “homeland security” really means. Discuss.
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North Korea Forces Await ‘Final Strike Order’ from Kim Jong-un

North Korea Forces Await ‘Final Strike Order’ from Kim Jong-un
South Korea vows strong response if provoked

By Vasudevan Sridharan:

North Korea’s armed forces are reported to be awaiting a “final order” from the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un before launching a campaign against South Korea.

Ahead of a ten-day joint computer-simulated drill to be conducted by the US and South Korea on 11 March, the North’s most widely circulated mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said: “Our front-line military groups, the army, the navy and the air force, the anti-aircraft units and the strategic rocket units, who have entered the final all-out war stage, are awaiting the final order to strike.”

The mouthpiece said the North’s nuclear weapons are also in full readiness.

“Puppet regimes in the US and South Korea will be turned into a sea of fire in the blink of an eye,” said the daily, raising tensions further in the Korean peninsula.

South Korea and the US have been conducting a joint field training exercise codenamed Foal Eagle since 1 March, and this is likely to go on until the end of April.
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Nearly 10,000 South Korean troops and 3,500 American forces along with fighter planes are involved in the manoeuvres.

South Korea says the exercises are intended to secure its territories, but Pyongyang charges that they are aimed at the North.

The North has also announced that it will conduct a two-day nationwide military exercise in response to the US-South Korea drill.

Local reports suggest that Kim has also been visiting strategically important military installations in the country in the wake of the volatile situation.

A military source in Seoul has told the Yonhap news agency that Pyongyang is likely to fire short-range missiles or resort to other forms of attack during the drill. The source vowed to retaliate with greater force if South Korean sovereignty is violated.

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“I Saw an American City Attacked! – Destruction from the Sky!” A Prophetic Dream


Alert Warning #6 from Nathan Leal
“I Saw an American City Attacked! – Destruction from the Sky!”
A Prophetic Dream
Nathan Leal – March 8, 2013

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In the beginning of 2013, I sought God about the matters at hand. I had been asking Him to show me the things to come.

On the night of February 19, 2013, the Lord answered my prayer and gave me a glimpse of things to come through a prophetic dream. After praying about it and seeking Him, He has given me the clearance to share it so that I can warn the people.

(Note – The Timing of the Following Dream is Unknown.)

Dream Begins:

I was in a building looking out of a window with other people that I did not know. When the dream first began, I did not know where I was. But as the dream progressed, images began to appear before me.

The sky became filled with very dark clouds of the evening. The clouds resembled those of an impending thunderstorm. They were dark and very thick. From time to time, lightning flashed within them.

After a few moments, the skyline of Seattle, Washington appeared before me. I could see all of the downtown buildings of the city and beyond. I also noticed that I was at a high vantage point. I was at a location in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, east of Seattle.

This meant that I was looking west towards Seattle and the Pacific Ocean. I could see all of the downtown area, as well as the landscape to the south and the north. I could also see the waters of Puget Sound located beyond downtown Seattle.

Unexpectedly, chaos erupted! The sky became darker.

From the south of downtown, I saw a glowing fireball coming out of the sky. It approached at an angle in slow motion.

I could see that it was not aiming towards the downtown area, but was headed beyond the location south of downtown and across the waters of Puget Sound.

Suddenly, missiles from the ground began to launch towards the approaching threat. I saw five to six missiles go into the sky towards the attacking fireball.

As I watched them launch, I was not sure what kind of missiles they were but I wondered to myself “Patriot Missiles?”

As they launched, the missiles also traveled in slow motion. But unfortunately, they missed and flew past the target! I remembered thinking, “Oh no! They missed!”

In the continuing chaos, a craft flew past me and also went towards the falling threat. The flying craft looked like some sort of drone or odd looking missile. It had narrow wings and was white and blue.

Suddenly, to the north of the downtown buildings, an explosion occurred in the sky. The blast was very high. It seemed to explode across the waters of the Puget Sound.

It appeared to occur several miles away from the city center. It did not explode into a mushroom cloud. Instead it exploded into a ball that became very bright and large. The ball remained a sphere as it expanded.

The explosion was so bright that I had to duck and look away.

After a moment of waiting, I again looked out of the window and saw the flash dissipating. As it started fading I said, “That was an EMP!”

I was wondering when the blast would reach me but it never did. I guess that as an observer in the dream. I was protected.

As I examined the post traumatic landscape, I was shocked by what I saw.

Every building before me in downtown Seattle had its windows blown out. Many were damaged but many were still standing. Pillars of smoke rose throughout, from the streets below. Dust was everywhere.

I became very sad. I do not know how many people were hurt in this event.

After I woke up, I was very disturbed. I needed to find answers.

I went online to look at the Seattle landscape on Google maps. Based on what I saw in my dream, I was able to find my approximate location. I was also able to calculate an approximation of where the objects were headed and/or exploded.

When I examined the points of impact, this glimpse became very DISTURBING!

It appears that west of Seattle across the Puget Sound are several military bases and installations.

The area of the lower assault is the Bremerton Naval Base and Shipyard.

The image above is from Google where we can see that many of our ships are there. Below is a “zoomed- in” close up of the area where I saw the anti-missiles try to respond but miss. I do not understand why they missed! I thought that we had an impregnable shield. (More on that later.)

In my dream, in the other area North of Bremerton, I saw an explosion in the air.

The area in the image below was under the explosion! It turns out that it is also a military base, a substantial one!


From Wikipedia: It is called Naval Base Kitsap. It is a U.S. Navy base located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. It was created in 2004 by merging the former Naval Station Bremerton with Naval Submarine Base Bangor.

The Mission of Naval Base Kitsap is to serve as the home base for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound and to provide base operating services, including support for both surface ships and Fleet Ballistic.

In my dream the explosion in the air occurred over this base!!!


What Was It?

After I had this dream, I wondered if the flying objects were nuclear missiles or meteors.

I prayed and asked God for details and more information. At this moment in time, I do not have an answer.

Therefore, I am not sure what they were. I have many questions about this event.

If they were meteors, why would they attack two military bases? And could a meteor cause an EMP?

Was the first one a meteor? And was the second one that exploded in the air a “Tactical EMP Missile” of some sort?

I am still seeking God for answers. One thing I have learned about prophetic dreams. They are just glimpses, partial images. They are never a complete picture. We only “know in part” and “prophesy in part.”

But folks, I do know this, God did tell me to share this dream. He wants all people to be warned that events are coming that will test men’s hearts!

America will experience an attack. This dream event will be one of several cities that will experience these things.

For those of you that are wondering – “When?”

God Revealed that it will occur when people least expect it. Will it be soon? Or later? Will it happen within months or years from now? That part I do not know.

Why?

Over the past few months, I have been sharing many details about America’s coming demise. The things that she is experiencing right now are a part of God’s Divine Judgment.

America is NOT in a recovery! Her dismantling is still in motion. Thus far, most of her pain has been in the economic sector, but eventually, she will start to experience a new category of judgment. ….WAR!!!

As these things take place, God has also shown me in prophetic dreams that America will be attacked in a very ominous and destructive manner. This means that several American cities will see great destruction. American cities WILL BURN!

Ladies and Gentlemen, over the past few years, I have seen cities burning through prophetic glimpses! Sharing these things brings no pleasure!

It brings much pain!

In my early years, I never thought that America could ever get attacked! But this was before God showed me.

The Withering Hedge!

America’s Divine hedge of protection has been removed. Her walls of solitude and safety have crumbled. Her pillars of strength have fractured and toppled.

As a result, right now, America is in very dangerous territory.

Without God protecting her, how can she remain safe and preserved?

The majority of today’s Americans place no confidence in God. They do not see the point. So sadly, America will be left as a progressive thistle blowing in the wind.

The ungodly take pride in their leanings to the left. But folks, at what point will her dry stalk break? How far can she lean before she tumbles?

Her bones have become dry and fallow; a brittle soul in the wilderness. Will the world give her a drink? Or are they waiting to watch her die of thirst?

Grass always fades and America will soon learn the fate of her misleading self-reliance.

Folks, if you live within the borders of America and you do not know why the USA is sick, please seek to find an understanding of why she is going through this. The reason is NOT only a physical reason from the mind of logic and rational.

My last audio went into great detail about America’s declining hedge of protection. The message includes a sermon of spiritual challenge.

I encourage all of you to listen to it. It explains through the scriptures what the pillars are. It is in two parts. Please share it with your loved ones that you are trying to warn.

Link – News from the Wall 13 page

Finding Strength

Ladies and gentlemen, in the coming days, we all need to be getting our hearts strengthened in God.

I have been seeking God about which direction to go in future messages. I have many things to share but I am also seeing that there are many people that are not where they need to be spiritually.

Unfortunately, most people do not know what to do when it comes to seeking God and getting close to Jesus.

Therefore, I am going to be producing several sermon messages that will address how to come back to God. I know that there are many out there in internet land that are backslidden and struggling.

If this may be you, my heart goes out for you. Please do not give up. If you are not a subscriber to my audio messages, please do so, so that you can be notified when my sermons come out. Subscribe to notifications

I want all of you to know that even though we are living at the edge of coming “doom,” there is still hope for you. God has a plan for you and He wants to get to know you better. It just takes your desire to see that happen.

For those of you who might live in the Seattle area, you may be wondering, “What to do?”

I asked God about that. He said, “Those that need to move away, are being shown what to do.”

In other words, if you are asking Him, He will tell you what to do.

Unfortunately, God also told me that most people do not listen to His voice when it comes to these things. Again, I do not have the timing for this event. It could be years away.

As a reminder, both David Wilkerson and Dumitru Duduman saw America burning in prophetic visions. They saw these things MANY years ago! God’s warning is always in advance; sometimes many years in advance. So will this attack happen soon? I do not know. Therefore, please follow the leading of the Holy Spirit for your personal relocation plans.

One thing to note about the explosion that I saw, it did not appear to be a regular nuclear event. It appeared to be an EMP. So here is the question. If you live in a city, can you ride out an EMP event? Only you can answer that question.

But the question cannot be addressed without wisdom and sobriety of heart. Neither can it be answered without God’s counsel and Holy Spirit leading.

My friends, we need to all be staying vigilant in these uncertain times. Great events are approaching. The wise ones will stay sheltered in God and seek to know what to do.

One thing you should not do is try to deal with these things without God’s involvement. To do this will result in walking in fear!

And folks, fear is a faith killer and a thief of God’s peace! May God grant you your portion of peace in the midst of this storm!

Nathan Leal

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Comment from an email that brings confirmation to Nathan’s Dream:

Received Friday – March 9, 2013

Nathan,

I just received an email regarding your dream, Alert Warning #6 – “I Saw an American City Attacked! – Destruction from the Sky!” and I was floored considering I had a very similar dream back on 5 September 2012. (184 days ago)

The huge ball/flash I saw was south to roughly SSE outside and above my bedroom window.

I tell you truly, (out of Godly fear) this is what I recalled seeing in a dream that morning.
Blessings unto you in Jesus Name, R.

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5 September 2012

I live just north of Penn Cove, south of central Oak Harbor on the north end of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound and I had a very realistic dream this morning just after 0400 A.M.

The dream began with a huge flash from a ball of light (at about 45-60 degrees above the horizon basically south of where I live) that looked like the sun but was about fifty percent larger.

It lit up everything in my bedroom and was immediately followed by the sound of a ponderously loud clap-like explosion; immediately after, I found myself standing by my bed and I yelled out, ‘WOW’!

I hurredly walked to my open kitchen area and stopped between the kitchen and livingroom and tried to gather my thoughts of what had just happened and once again I said, ‘Wow’. I knew right away what had to have just happened (a nuclear blast), so I turned and walked to my south-facing kitchen window and looked out.

The whole area was scorched black, no trees, no houses, no cars, no people, just burned black devastation. The sky was still lit just enough to see that it was full of black smoke and ash and the faint orange glow several places along the horizon that must have been fires.

I also saw huge smoking streamers falling everywhere out of the sky towards the ground which looked eerily similar to the CGI effects used in the movie scene in ‘2012’ after the Yellowstone caldera exploded.

I could see the air concussion wave off in the distance headed our way, so I turned away from the window while walking away from it I yelled, ‘Air burst, get down now!…get down now!’ and then I awoke.

I don’t ever recall having a dream like this before in my whole life, but it makes sense. Since moving back to the island in 2009, I have felt like this would be the likely scenario for the Puget Sound area at some point.

With a large viable cargo port, sub base, Joint Base Lewis McCord (combined airforce and army bases which I read somewhere houses a significant nuclear stockpile), Bremerton Naval Shipyard, home to a number of naval fleet refit operations, Everett Naval Base home of two aircraft carriers and NAS Whidbey and of course, Boeing’s massive facilities in Everett, South Seattle and Auburn, plus Microsoft, etc. No doubt this area has long been a top ten Russian nuclear target. I’m not frightened by the prospect of it because perfect Love casts out fear and I am reconciled with Abba through the shed blood of Yeshua – Jesus who is blessed forevermore.

God Bless you in Jesus Name, R.

Nathan’s Comment: I find this dream incredible because it points to the same area of explosion. Oak Harbor is north of the Naval Base Kitsap where I saw the explosion occur in the air.

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Fellowship Meetings Announcement – Over the last few months, Watchman’s Cry has been having fellowship meetings in the Priest River, Idaho area. We are meeting on Saturday evenings from 6 pm till 8:30 or whenever we finish. ( Last week it was 11pm!)

We have been having a great time of Holy Ghost worship and the Word. (Yes, that’s right folks, Nathan Leal leads worship and preaches! ) Our flavor is Pentecostal the way it used to be! God has been bringing us unsaved people who are getting touched! The anointing has been mighty!

If you would like to join us, you are invited. Please contact us beforehand – seating is limited. Reserve seating

In the very near future we will be renting a larger facility to accommodate more people. Stay tuned. Our goal is to record the live messages from our meetings and post them online so that we can share the sermons with you.

We are in the process of trying to acquire the sound, recording and visual equipment to accomplish this. If you would like to donate to help make this happen, we appreciate any and all gifts. Donate

Again ladies and gentlemen, stay sober…..and vigilant. And keep looking up. He’s coming soon!

God Bless You All,

Nathan Leal – Watchman’s Cry

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Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border

Mexican Diplomat Says America Pretty Much Invited The Sinaloa Drug Cartel Across The Border

Michael Kelley

Leaked emails from the private U.S. security firm Stratfor cite a Mexican diplomat who says the U.S. government works with Mexican cartels to traffic drugs into the United States and has sided with the Sinaloa cartel in an attempt to limit the violence in Mexico.

Many people have doubted the quality of Stratfor’s intelligence, but the information from MX1—a Mexican foreign service officer who doubled as a confidential source for Stratfor—seems to corroborate recent claims about U.S. involvement in the drug war in Mexico.

Most notably, the reports from MX1 line up with assertions by a Sinaloa cartel insider that cartel boss Joaquin Guzman is a U.S. informant, the Sinaloa cartel was “given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago,” and Operation Fast and Furious was part of an agreement to finance and arm the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for information used to take down rival cartels.

An email with the subject “Re: From MX1 — 2” sent Monday, April 19, 2010, to Stratfor vice president of intelligence Fred Burton says:

I think the US sent a signal that could be construed as follows:

“To the [Juárez] and Sinaloa cartels: Thank you for providing our market with drugs over the years. We are now concerned about your perpetration of violence, and would like to see you stop that. In this regard, please know that Sinaloa is bigger and better than [the Juárez cartel]. Also note that [Ciudad Juárez] is very important to us, as is the whole border. In this light, please talk amongst yourselves and lets all get back to business. Again, we recognize that Sinaloa is bigger and better, so either [the Juárez cartel] gets in line or we will mess you up.”

In sum, I have a gut feeling that the US agencies tried to send a signal telling the cartels to negotiate themselves. They unilaterally declared a winner, and this is unprecedented, and deserves analysis.

Bill Conroy of Narco News reports that MX1’s description matches the publicly available information on Fernando de la Mora Salcedo — a Mexican foreign service officer who studied law at the University of New Mexico and served at the Mexican Consulates in El Paso, Texas, and Phoenix.

In a June 13, 2010, email with the subject “Re: Get follow up from mx1? Thx,” MX1 states that U.S. and Mexican law enforcement sent their “signal” by discretely brokering a deal with cartels in Tijuana, just south of San Diego, Calif., which reduced the violence in the area considerably.

It is not so much a message for the Mexican government as it is for the Sinaloa cartel and [the Juárez cartel] themselves. Basically, the message they want to send out is that Sinaloa is winning and that the violence is unacceptable. They want the CARTELS to negotiate with EACH OTHER. The idea is that if they can do this, violence will drop and the governments will allow controlled drug trades.

The email went on to say that “the major routes and methods for bulk shipping into the US” from Ciudad Juárez, right across the border from El Paso, Texas, “have already been negotiated with US authorities” and that large shipments of drugs from the Sinaloa cartel “are OK with the Americans.”

In July a Mexican state government spokesman told Al Jazeera that the CIA and other international security forces “don’t fight drug traffickers” as much as “try to manage the drug trade.” A mid-level Mexican official told Al Jazeera that based on discussions he’s had with U.S. officials working in Ciudad Juárez, the allegations were true.

WikiLeaks has published 2,878 out of what it says is a cache of 5 million internal Stratfor emails (dated between July 2004 and December 2011) obtained by the hacker collective Anonymous around Christmas.

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Missouri has no Illegals…

Missouri has no Illegals…
by POX

Missouri has no illegals. Why has Missouri’s approach to the problem of illegal immigration been more advanced, sophisticated, strict and effective than anything to date in Arizona?

Answer: There are no illegals in Missouri to demonstrate. The “Show Me” state has once again shown us how it should be done. There needs to be more publicity and exposure regarding what Missouri has done.

In 2007, Missouri placed on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment designating English as the official language of Missouri. In November, 2008, nearly 90% voted in favor! Thus, English became the official language for ALL governmental activity in Missouri. No individual has the right to demand government services in a language OTHER than English.

In 2008, a measure was passed that required the Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement officials to verify the immigration status of any person arrested and inform federal authorities if the person is found to be in Missouri illegally. Missouri law enforcement officers receive specific training with respect to enforcement of federal immigration laws.

In Missouri, illegal immigrants do NOT have access to taxpayers’ benefits such as food stamps and health care through Missouri HealthNET.

In 2009, a measure was passed that ensures Missouri’s public institutions of higher education do NOT award financial aid to individuals who are illegally in the United States. In Missouri, all post-secondary institutions of higher education are required to annually certify to the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education that they have NOT knowingly awarded financial aid to students who are unlawfully present in the United States.

So, while Arizona has made national news for its new law, it is important to remember Missouri has been far more proactive in addressing this horrific problem. Missouri has made it clear that illegal immigrants are NOT welcome in the state and they will certainly NOT receive public benefits at the expense of Missouri taxpayers.

Taken from: “The Ozarks Sentinel” Editorial – Nita Jane Ayres, May 13, 2010. Just type in “The Ozarks Sentinel – Nita Jane Ayres” in Google. Be sure to read the reader comments too.

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Israel Attacked A US Navy Ship 45 Years Ago Killing Dozens Of Sailors — Survivors Want To Know Why

Israel Attacked A US Navy Ship 45 Years Ago Killing Dozens Of Sailors — Survivors Want To Know Why

Robert Johnson

It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of the USS Liberty and the more than 200 sailors who were wounded and lost their lives the day she was attacked in the summer of 1967.

That was the Summer of Love, when nearly 100,000 American youth descended on Haight Ashbury in San Francisco, and the Vietnam War was really getting into the ugly abyss it would become. Nearly 13,000 American’s died in the jungle in 1967, less than half the number who would fall in 1968.

So, it’s understandable if amid all that carnage, loss, and revolution the lives of a couple hundred Liberty sailors fell to the heap of history and were forgotten.

What’s still not understandable is why the Liberty was ambushed by Israeli gunships, that efforts to rescue dying sailors were called off, and a massive cover-up trailed the incident’s wake.

Elizabeth Flock at U.S. News reminds us of the incident in a piece honoring this Friday’s Liberty memorial service to be held at Arlington National Cemetery in D.C.

Flock points to lingering outrage and concern of a cover up that has prompted a Facebook page asking people to sign a petition calling for a renewed investigation of the incident, which apparently went down something like this:

Three days into Israel’s Six-Day War, the Liberty was parked off the coast of Egypt collecting communication signals in international waters.

While initially some concern was given about the ship getting too close to shore, or mistaken for an enemy vessel, those misgivings seem to have vanished when Israeli planes flew in for a visual inspection at about 6:00 a.m. local time as the mist was still burning off the surface of the Mediterranean.

American sailors say the Israel aircraft flew so closely that they rattled the Liberty’s steel plating and the ship’s crew waved to the planes pilots, who did the same in return.

All morning and into the afternoon the Liberty went about her mission unmolested when at 1:40 p.m., unknown to the Liberty crew, an Israel torpedo boat reported wan “unknown vessel” traveling at speeds only attributable to warships.

Twenty minutes later two, Mirage II fighters rattled down over the Liberty and made two visual inspection passes at 3,000 feet. The Mirage pilots radioed command that the ship looked like a non-Israeli destroyer and orders came back over the airwaves to attack.

The Liberty’s command knew the planes were Israeli so the ship’s crew were all on “stand down” mode, non-defensive, with no helmets or even life jackets at the ready.

The twin Mirage’s pounded the Liberty with all the cannons, rockets, and bombs at their disposal during three separate runs. When they depleted their ammunition they were replaced by two Dassault Mysteres filled with napalm bombs that tore into the Liberty engulfing it in a raging inferno from the bridge to the deck.

When it was all over 34 sailors were dead, 174 were injured and Israel claimed they’d mistaken America’s most distinctive ship for an Egyptian horse-cavalry transport half the Liberty’s size with a completely different profile.

Israel apologized, made reparations to the U.S. and the sailor’s families, and then according to many — the incident was swept under the rug and a whitewashing of the facts came in to preserve Israel’s reputation

A letter to Congress from USS Liberty veterans, asking for the renewed investigation, also says that rescue efforts to save the Liberty’s crew were somehow called off, and that makes even less sense to them than anything else about the whole, tragic, and nearly forgotten fiasco.

The most detailed version of the incident and all that followed may be found here in the NSA's de-classified documents.

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Congress Seeks To Establish Ministry of Truth!

Congress Seeks To Establish Ministry of Truth!

Editor’s note: Sometimes when researching a topic, we come across information and articles that are so important that we need to share them with as many people as possible. Please visit Ms. Hall’s site where you will find a vast number of well researched, well written articles on numerous topics. This particular article should give you a clear idea of how corrupt the federal government has become. Marti

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by KrisAnne Hall

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Once again, the National Defense Authorization Act is used as a Trojan horse to unload a dangerous threat on America. This time it is offered up in an amendment sponsored by Representative Thornberry from Texas and its called Dissemination of Information Abroad. This bill has also been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as a separate bill titled HR 5736, The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012. This bill will overturn a prohibition that has been in place since 1948 and make it possible for the US Government to fund the dissemination of propaganda to influence American citizens.

Immediately, the question comes up, why should we care? Isn’t domestic propaganda something that this administration has been engaging since 2008? Would any of us disagree that the mainstream media is a tool of this administration? Read on and see just why there should be national outrage over this bill.

Woodrow Wilson established the Committee on Public Information through an executive order with the purpose of influencing American public opinion toward supporting the US involvement in World War I. The man appointed to be the chairman over this committee was George Creel, a well renowned investigative journalist and editor of the Rocky Mountain News.

In 1942, FDR established the United States Office of War Information by executive order to “truthfully inform” the American people about the government’s efforts in World War II. FDR appointed Elmer Davis, a well-known CBS News analyst, as director of OWI. Davis’ job was to coordinate information from the military and mobilize public support of the war. OWI was to create an avenue for the government to develop and disseminate the information that they believed people needed to know about the war.

“Our job at home is to give the American people the fullest possible understanding of what this war is about …not only to tell the American people how the war is going, but where it is going and where it came from.” Elmer Davis. AP/Wide World

In 1946 Rep. Sol Bloom (D-NY) introduced a bill that would grant the Secretary of State the power to give monetary, service, or property grants to nonprofit public and private corporations to prepare and disseminate informational materials. Although this act was intended to disseminate information abroad, there were no limitations to keep it from being used upon the American people and opposition began to form. After having lived through two regimes of government propaganda and having seen the effects of such government propaganda machines as Joseph Goebbels’ Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Congress decided this was not something they wanted to engage in.

An AP Press Release stated “government cannot engage in news casting without creating the fear of propaganda which necessarily would reflect the objectivity of the news services from which such news casts are prepared.”

The Bloom Bill passed the house, but failed in the Senate. In 1948, the Smith-Mundt Act was passed with three key limitations on the government. The first and most well-known restriction was originally a prohibition on domestic dissemination of materials intended for foreign audiences by the State Department. This restriction has been supported by the courts even in the face of freedom of information act challenges. In November 1996 the federal District Court in Washington, D.C., ruled that the material under the Smith-Mundt Act is not to be available, applying the Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 3 to block access.

The Smith-Mundt Act is now found in 22 USC 1461-1a titled, Ban on domestic activities by United States Information Agency. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 is set to change all of that. This act does several very destructive things. First, it puts the President’s Board of Broadcasting Governors on the same level of authority as the Secretary of State. The Board of Broadcasting Governors is an independent government agency whose members are appointed by the President and whose sole function is to create American propaganda and disseminate this propaganda abroad.

The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 created a limitation for propaganda to be released in the United States. If such propaganda was requested, the information could not be released until 12 years after its publication. This was an additional protection established so that this government created information could not be used to influence current public opinion. Thornberry’s HR 5736, The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, would preserve that 12 year limitation for all propaganda created prior to the adoption of this act but would remove the limitation for everything created after. Therefore, you have to wait 12 years to obtain propaganda created in 2010, but propaganda created in 2013 would be immediately available for dissemination domestically.

Finally, although I am sure supporters of this legislation will attempt to tell you that this act has protections built in to prevent the use of propaganda to influence Americans; make no mistake this act fails to ensure that result. It is true the Act maintains the original prohibition for domestic use.

(a) In General- No funds authorized to be appropriated to the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors shall be used to influence public opinion in the United States. This section shall apply only to programs carried out pursuant to the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 6201 et seq.), the Radio Broadcasting to Cuba Act (22 U.S.C. 1465 et seq.), and the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act (22 U.S.C. 1465aa et seq.). This section shall not prohibit or delay the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors from providing information about its operations, policies, programs, or program material, or making such available, to the media, public, or Congress, in accordance with other applicable law.

However, this new Act adds new language that completely nullifies that prohibition through a couple rather clever loopholes.

The original Act does not include “program material” in the list of items that must be provided. This is how the courts could decide that the propaganda material was covered under the Freedom Information Act’s section 3 limitations. The addition of “program material” will now require the actual propaganda to be available through a FOIA request.

As if that was not bad enough, the new Act adds a section“b” that will create the most effective loophole to nullify the prohibition in section (a).

(b) Rule of Construction- Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors from engaging in any medium or form of communication, either directly or indirectly, because a United States domestic audience is or may be thereby exposed to program material, or based on a presumption of such exposure. Such material may be made available within the United States and disseminated, when appropriate, pursuant to sections 502 and 1005 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1462 and 1437), except that nothing in this section may be construed to authorize the Department of State or the Broadcasting Board of Governors to disseminate within the United States any program material prepared for dissemination abroad on or before the effective date of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012.

Section (b) tells the Secretary of State and the Board of Broadcasting Governors that they do not have to worry about the limitation of section (a). They are to go about business as usual in spite of the fact that this information will be immediately available for domestic distribution. This creates a loophole the size of the Grand Canyon for these agencies to create propaganda that they know will be distributed domestically and will be used to influence Americans.

So, why should we care? We should care, because this crime against the American people is not being perpetrated by a Socialist President through executive order. It is CONGRESS authorizing this manipulation. It is coming from alleged CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSMEN. This act will not only legitimize the heinous manipulation of mainstream media, but will allow Congress to FUND IT with TAX PAYER DOLLARS.

Are you Tyrannized Enough Already? CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMEN NOW.

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Kissinger Promises China… ‘Jeb Bush Will Be Next President’!

Kissinger Promises China… ‘Jeb Bush Will Be Next President’! A Must Read!!!

Bush Body Count

‘A shocking report prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Prime Minister Putin on the just completed meeting between China’s Vice Premier Li Keqiang and former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger states that the Chinese were told that former Florida Governor John Ellis “Jeb” Bush , brother to the former US President and son of another, will be elected as the next American leader despite his currently not even being on the ballot.

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with Jeb Bush yesterday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where both pledged to advance cooperation between their two countries and, this report says, agreed that once Bush had taken office a ‘new era’ would begin in US-China relations.

According to this report, Kissinger told Keqiang that the Republican Party election process to select their nominee to run against President Obama was “completely manipulated” to ensure that their 2012 Convention would be “deadlocked” thus allowing for Jeb Bush to be nominated as a “consensus candidate” and thus his parties leader.

The path to a deadlocked convention, this report says Kissinger told the Chinese, lies in neither current Republican frontrunners Governor Mitt Romney or Congressman Ron Paul having enough delegates to ensure their nomination on the first ballot after which their supporters will be free to nominate anyone they so choose.

In order to ensure a deadlocked convention, this report continues, Kissinger noted that Romney will obtain his delegates from what are called Primary States while Paul will receive his from those holding caucuses and “open” primaries, with neither of them receiving enough votes to secure their nominations.

Political analysis on the US election do, indeed, note that Paul’s path to the Republican nomination lies in the caucus and open primary States which shows what is called his “secret path to victory.”

Henry Kissinger

To the most shocking aspects of this report are the comments attributed to Kissinger that claim the entire American electoral system is under the control of their National Security Agency (NSA ) which controls the computers used in their elections and whose outcome is determined by their elites, not the citizens themselves.

In a dire move bolstering Kissinger’s claim of a rigged US election was yesterdays news that the giant global election firm SCYTL , which describes itself as the worldwide leader in secure electronic voting and electoral modernization, had purchased the United States most dominant election results reporting company thus insuring these people would never have true or total access as to who would actually win any of their elections.

Even worse, this report continues, the purchase by SCYTL of the private corporate site controlled by SOE software , which operates under the name ClarityElections.Com and controls the election results in over 525 US jurisdictions , was its being financed by the global investment giant Carlyle Group that was founded by the Bush and Bin Laden families nearly 25 years ago.

When queried by Chinese officials as to why Obama was allowed to be elected instead of Jeb Bush in the last US election, this report continues, Kissinger replied that the American public was not prepared for a continuation of the Bush-Clinton Dynasties that have, in fact, ruled the United States since the 1981 coup d’état staged against President Ronald Regan after he was nearly assassinated by the son of the then Vice President George H.W. Bush’s main business partner .

Kissinger further stated to the Chinese, this report says, that Obama was a “safe choice” to be an “interim leader” as besides his being a member of the Bush family (Obama is former President George W. Bush’s cousin by blood ) his mother, Ann Dunham/Soetoro , was a “prized” CIA asset who was dispatched from Hawaii to Indonesia in 1967, along with seven year-old Barack Obama, to infiltrate villages in Java to carry out a CIA survey of political leanings among the Javanese population and whose “handler ” was George H.W. Bush who a few years later became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency .

Kissinger added, this report says, that by putting Obama in office they were, also, able to secure the passing of draconian new laws in the United States that otherwise wouldn’t have been allowed to pass due to the overwhelming objections of American liberals and progressives, but who now are all but silent as the last vestiges of the US Constitution are being swept away.

Being ignored by these American liberals and progressives, however, are that the laws being passed by the Obama regime are intended to be used against them and include the power of the US President to designate anyone he so chooses as a “terrorist,” kill them without charges or trial, hold American citizens in prison, also without charges or trial, and, under a new law being pushed through the US Congress, would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being “hostile” against the United States.

Though the claims made by Kissinger to China detailing how the election process in the United States has now been completely destroyed are beyond appalling, it does not, on the other hand, come as surprising from a “war criminal” who once boasted “It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”

To the American people themselves it remains to be seen if they will ever awaken to what is true…one can only hope they will, before all is lost…forever.’

youtu.be/qLOwTy5kOMU ; www.chinadaily.com.cn/usa/china/2012-01/18/content_14471730.htm ; www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1555.htm

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FBI StagedTerror Plots – Convincing You the Threat is Real

Terrorist Plots, Hatched by the F.B.I.

By DAVID K. SHIPLER

War on Terror – Saving us from ourselves.

THE United States has been narrowly saved from lethal terrorist plots in recent years — or so it has seemed. A would-be suicide bomber was intercepted on his way to the Capitol; a scheme to bomb synagogues and shoot Stinger missiles at military aircraft was developed by men in Newburgh, N.Y.; and a fanciful idea to fly explosive-laden model planes into the Pentagon and the Capitol was hatched in Massachusetts.

But all these dramas were facilitated by the F.B.I., whose undercover agents and informers posed as terrorists offering a dummy missile, fake C-4 explosives, a disarmed suicide vest and rudimentary training. Suspects naïvely played their parts until they were arrested.

When an Oregon college student, Mohamed Osman Mohamud, thought of using a car bomb to attack a festive Christmas-tree lighting ceremony in Portland, the F.B.I. provided a van loaded with six 55-gallon drums of “inert material,” harmless blasting caps, a detonator cord and a gallon of diesel fuel to make the van smell flammable. An undercover F.B.I. agent even did the driving, with Mr. Mohamud in the passenger seat. To trigger the bomb the student punched a number into a cellphone and got no boom, only a bust.

This is legal, but is it legitimate? Without the F.B.I., would the culprits commit violence on their own? Is cultivating potential terrorists the best use of the manpower designed to find the real ones? Judging by their official answers, the F.B.I. and the Justice Department are sure of themselves — too sure, perhaps.

Carefully orchestrated sting operations usually hold up in court. Defendants invariably claim entrapment and almost always lose, because the law requires that they show no predisposition to commit the crime, even when induced by government agents. To underscore their predisposition, many suspects are “warned about the seriousness of their plots and given opportunities to back out,” said Dean Boyd, a Justice Department spokesman. But not always, recorded conversations show. Sometimes they are coaxed to continue.

Undercover operations, long practiced by the F.B.I., have become a mainstay of counterterrorism, and they have changed in response to the post-9/11 focus on prevention. “Prior to 9/11 it would be very unusual for the F.B.I. to present a crime opportunity that wasn’t in the scope of the activities that a person was already involved in,” said Mike German of the American Civil Liberties Union, a lawyer and former F.B.I. agent who infiltrated white supremacist groups. An alleged drug dealer would be set up to sell drugs to an undercover agent, an arms trafficker to sell weapons. That still happens routinely, but less so in counterterrorism, and for good reason.

“There isn’t a business of terrorism in the United States, thank God,” a former federal prosecutor, David Raskin, explained.

“You’re not going to be able to go to a street corner and find somebody who’s already blown something up,” he said. Therefore, the usual goal is not “to find somebody who’s already engaged in terrorism but find somebody who would jump at the opportunity if a real terrorist showed up in town.”

And that’s the gray area. Who is susceptible? Anyone who plays along with the agents, apparently. Once the snare is set, law enforcement sees no choice. “Ignoring such threats is not an option,” Mr. Boyd argued, “given the possibility that the suspect could act alone at any time or find someone else willing to help him.”

Typically, the stings initially target suspects for pure speech — comments to an informer outside a mosque, angry postings on Web sites, e-mails with radicals overseas — then woo them into relationships with informers, who are often convicted felons working in exchange for leniency, or with F.B.I. agents posing as members of Al Qaeda or other groups.

Some targets have previous involvement in more than idle talk: for example, Waad Ramadan Alwan, an Iraqi in Kentucky, whose fingerprints were found on an unexploded roadside bomb near Bayji, Iraq, and Raja Khan of Chicago, who had sent funds to an Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan.

But others seem ambivalent, incompetent and adrift, like hapless wannabes looking for a cause that the informer or undercover agent skillfully helps them find. Take the Stinger missile defendant James Cromitie, a low-level drug dealer with a criminal record that included no violence or hate crime, despite his rants against Jews. “He was searching for answers within his Islamic faith,” said his lawyer, Clinton W. Calhoun III, who has appealed his conviction. “And this informant, I think, twisted that search in a really pretty awful way, sort of misdirected Cromitie in his search and turned him towards violence.”

THE informer, Shahed Hussain, had been charged with fraud, but avoided prison and deportation by working undercover in another investigation. He was being paid by the F.B.I. to pose as a wealthy Pakistani with ties to Jaish-e-Mohammed, a terrorist group that Mr. Cromitie apparently had never heard of before they met by chance in the parking lot of a mosque.

“Brother, did you ever try to do anything for the cause of Islam?” Mr. Hussain asked at one point.

“O.K., brother,” Mr. Cromitie replied warily, “where you going with this, brother?”

Two days later, the informer told him, “Allah has more work for you to do,” and added, “Revelation is going to come in your dreams that you have to do this thing, O.K.?” About 15 minutes later, Mr. Hussain proposed the idea of using missiles, saying he could get them in a container from China. Mr. Cromitie laughed.

Reading hundreds of pages of transcripts of the recorded conversations is like looking at the inkblots of a Rorschach test. Patterns of willingness and hesitation overlap and merge. “I don’t want anyone to get hurt,” Mr. Cromitie said, and then explained that he meant women and children. “I don’t care if it’s a whole synagogue of men.” It took 11 months of meandering discussion and a promise of $250,000 to lead him, with three co-conspirators he recruited, to plant fake bombs at two Riverdale synagogues.

“Only the government could have made a ‘terrorist’ out of Mr. Cromitie, whose buffoonery is positively Shakespearean in its scope,” said Judge Colleen McMahon, sentencing him to 25 years. She branded it a “fantasy terror operation” but called his attempt “beyond despicable” and rejected his claim of entrapment.

The judge’s statement was unusual, but Mr. Cromitie’s characteristics were not. His incompetence and ambivalence could be found among other aspiring terrorists whose grandiose plans were nurtured by law enforcement. They included men who wanted to attack fuel lines at Kennedy International Airport; destroy the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower) in Chicago; carry out a suicide bombing near Tampa Bay, Fla., and bomb subways in New York and Washington. Of the 22 most frightening plans for attacks since 9/11 on American soil, 14 were developed in sting operations.

Another New York City subway plot, which recently went to trial, needed no help from government. Nor did a bombing attempt in Times Square, the abortive underwear bombing in a jetliner over Detroit, a planned attack on Fort Dix, N.J., and several smaller efforts. Some threats are real, others less so. In terrorism, it’s not easy to tell the difference.

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ATF Preparing to Outlaw Shotguns

ATF Preparing to Outlaw Shotguns

The Constitution states that Congress and the federal government shall not infringe upon the right to bear arms. However, we know in the past the federal government has trampled this liberty. Remember the assault weapons ban that banned AR-15s and other rifles?

It appears the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is preparing to pass its own law leaving Congress out of the equation and clearly ignoring the Constitution. This time its shotguns that are under attack.

The Greeley Gazette
notes of the ATF’s coming ban:

The ATF completed a study regarding the importability of certain shotguns. The basis for a possible ban is based on a loosely defined “Sporting Purpose” test. Using the vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds. Other characteristics determined to be “military” by the ATF can also be used as a basis for a ban.

Ironically, many shotguns with “military” features are currently being used in shooting competitions held by the USPSA, IDPA and IPSC. The rules could also result in obscure regulations where an individual would be unsure if he is violating them or not.
Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, said if the ATF succeeds with the banning of tactical shotguns it “will be the most dangerous interpretation of the 1968 Gun Control Act ever envisioned and will outlaw thousands of perfectly legitimate home defense shotguns.”

The ATF is currently allowing public comments on the study until the end of the month. Those wishing to express concerns about the study can send an email to [email protected]

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Could Your Shotgun Soon be Outlawed? Maybe, If the ATF Has Its Way

by Jonathon M. Seidl Jonathon M. Seidl

What’s the definition of a “shotgun?” According to Dictionary.com it’s “a smoothbore gun for firing small shot to kill birds and small quadrupeds, though often used with buckshot to kill larger animals.” For the gun enthusiasts, that’s only partly true, as there is also the option of using slugs. But what if there’s another addition that will soon be added to the definition? How about, illegal.

Could Your Shotgun Soon be Outlawed? Maybe, If the ATF Has Its Way

In a series of fascinating, and eerie, posts over at the blog Beregond’s Bar (and linked on Redstate.com), author “Tom” pens a four-part series on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and their new campaign to change the definition of the term “shotgun.” A change, based on a recent study,* that could soon make some of them illegal. But as Tom points out, the implications for all guns are chilling.

Could Your Shotgun Soon be Outlawed? Maybe, If the ATF Has Its Way

Below are excerpts from the series. Click on the appropriate link to read more.

Part 1, which focuses on changing the term “sporting use” in order to ban certain shotguns:

The Obama administration is seeking once again to do via regulation what they would never be able to do via legislation. This time shotguns are in the crosshairs, specifically certain popular imported weapons.

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Sporting use is one of the three main thrusts of gun control efforts in America. The other two are racism and those who openly advocate complete bans except for military and police. (The complete ban advocates often hide under cover of sporting use, but that and the racist history of gun control are topics for another day.
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Sporting use was how the original distinction was made about what weapons would be subject to a special tax in the National Firearms Act (NFA) in 1934, and again in Title II of the Gun Control Act of 1968. The congressional power to tax was used selectively to make ownership of weapons the government didn’t like burdensome and expensive. This was gun control via the back door, as even the ATF admits. As would become the pattern, politicians found that actually dealing with crime and criminals was difficult and expensive. Blaming guns and passing a law to look like they were doing something about it was much simpler.

Part 2, which notes that the administration and the ATF’s definition of “sporting use” includes a list of things that cannot apply to such use. Things that are common in hunting and self-defense:

In this case the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is seeking to master the definition of the term “sporting use” to “traditional” sports, things similar to what might have been found in 1934 when the Treasury Department first began regulating firearms. The ATF “Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns” (PDF) limits “sporting purpose.”

However, consistent with past court decisions and Congressional intent, the working group recognized hunting and other more generally recognized or formalized competitive events similar to the traditional shooting sports of trap, skeet, and clays.

In order to decide what shotguns fit the “sporting purpose” definition the study comes up with a list of characteristics that aren’t sporting. Nobody has yet taken to bayoneting deer or skeet as far as I know, so I’m not going to raise a big stink about bayonet lugs being on the list of features that aren’t particularly suited for sporting purposes. (Please stop shouting that the Constitution of the United States says nothing about “sporting purpose.” We’ll look at why the “sporting purpose” rule violates the constitution in Part 3.)

One major problem (aside from the constitution) is that many of the features the ATF study group settled on make a shotgun particularly useful for self defense, especially home defense. Here are the characteristics that the study has decided are unsuitable for sporting use:

(1) Folding, telescoping, or collapsible stocks;

(2) bayonet lugs;

(3) flash suppressors;

(4) magazines over 5 rounds, or a drum magazine;

(5) grenade-launcher mounts;

(6) integrated rail systems (other than on top of the receiver or barrel);

(7) light enhancing devices;

(8) excessive weight (greater than 10 pounds for 12 gauge or smaller);

(9) excessive bulk (greater than 3 inches in width and/or greater than 4 inches in depth);

(10) forward pistol grips or other protruding parts designed or used for gripping the shotgun with the shooter’s extended hand.

Some of these features, such as folding stocks and larger capacity magazines clearly are useful in sports if you include practical shooting sports.

Part 3, which looks at how “sporting use” stacks up to the Constitution and how it came into use:

But there is a far more basic objection that must be raised to this new attempt at regulatory gun ban- Nowhere in the constitution of the United States is there anything about a “sporting purpose.” The second amendment says:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Like all rights of Americans, the rights exist because you are a person. The Constitution is a contract we have with the central government to protect those rights against all enemies, foreign and domestic. One of the enumerated rights is the right to keep and bear arms. Nary a “sporting purpose” in sight in the entire document. So where did it come from?

And finally, Part 4, which shows that the ATF’s “sporting use” definition puts all guns, not just certain shotguns, at risk of being outlawed:

One factor that jumps out from the current ATF study is that it differs from the Clinton gun ban in a critical way. The Clinton ban looked at guns and said if it could accept a high capacity magazine and had any 2 other characteristics then it was banned. Thus you could have a magazine and a pistol grip, or a magazine and night sights, and still be legal. Few people missed having a bayonet lug, and grenade launchers and grenades had essentially been banned from civilian hands since the NFA became law in 1934. The current study says that any ONE item on a list, including a magazine that holds more than five rounds or a place to attach a flashlight so you can see the burglar in your home, and the gun is banned.

So the problem doesn’t end with shotguns. The current study refers to the conclusions drawn in prior ATF studies of rifles in 1989 and 1998, and handguns in 1968. It also draws on the NFA and the GCA (Gun Control Act of 1968) to justify the “sporting purpose” test, and the narrow interpretation that the ATF places on the test. The justifications are all linked together, like a knitted sweater. Pull on the piece of yarn called “imported shotguns” and you find when it’s unraveled enough that you’re tugging on the “domestic shotguns” yarn. Only now the “imported rifle” bit of yarn is hanging loose, just begging for someone to tug on it. Unravel that a bit and you reach “domestic rifles.” A similar bit of unraveling is likely to happen with the piece of yarn labelled “handgun.”

Each piece is well worth the time it takes to read it. Meanwhile, the ATF is taking comments on its study. Tom lets you know how here.

But here’s the catch: in order to let the ATF know what you think, you have to give it your mailing address.

Interesting.

*According to Tom, the study “spends a lot of time showing that hunting, trap and skeet, and target shooting are sports, but plinking and practical shooting sports are not REALLY sports, and therefore guns that are particularly suitable for, or readily adaptable to those sports shouldn’t be allowed into the country.

UPDATE:

Jack Minor of the Greeley Gazette covered the ATF’s study, too. He puts in terms of “military”-style shotguns vs. others. But, he notes, according to the specifications used, “military” could apply to so many shotguns:

The ATF completed a study regarding the importability of certain shotguns. The basis for a possible ban is based on a loosely defined “Sporting Purpose” test. Using the vague definition almost all pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns could be banned as they are all capable of accepting a magazine, box or tube capable of holding more than 5 rounds. Other characteristics determined to be “military” by the ATF can also be used as a basis for a ban.

Ironically, many shotguns with “military” features are currently being used in shooting competitions held by the USPSA, IDPA and IPSC. The rules could also result in obscure regulations where an individual would be unsure if he is violating them or not.

Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, said if the ATF succeeds with the banning of tactical shotguns it “will be the most dangerous interpretation of the 1968 Gun Control Act ever envisioned and will outlaw thousands of perfectly legitimate home defense shotguns.”