Friday, April 25, 2014

Oregon: “Carloads” of Jihadis Turned Ranch into Jihad Terror Training Camp

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“He said he was there to train men for jihad,” and everyone who heard him say it knew that what he meant was that he would be training men to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims. 
No one thought that he meant he would be training men for the interior spiritual struggle to better themselves. Yet at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Muslim leaders are angry at the Museum’s depiction of the hijackers as waging jihad for the sake of Allah, even though that is what they themselves said they were doing. It is, in other words, an official dogma in the public square today that jihad is peaceful and benign, and only greasy Islamophobes think otherwise. The only people who blithely ignore his dogma and continue about their business are Islamic jihad terrorists.
“‘Carloads’ of terrorists turned Oregon ranch into training camp,” by Rich Calder, New York Post, April 23, 2014:
An Oregon woman says she thought she was opening up her family’s ranch to local Muslims to teach them how to grow and can veggies — and that her husband was even expecting a tax write-off.
But US-born Muslim convert Eva Hatley testified in Manhattan federal court Tuesday that after the “carloads’’ of fellow Muslims she met through her mosque arrived at the 160-acre ranch in Bly in 1999, the couple watched helplessly as their home was turned into an al Qaeda training camp.
“It wasn’t anything like I envisioned for the property,” insisted Hatley, testifying at the trial of one-eyed, hook-handed hate preacher Abu Hamza al-Masri.
Hatley, a two-time witness-protection-program flunky who prefers going by her Muslim name, Ayat Hakimah, said other Muslims from London would soon arrive on al-Masri’s orders.
Hatley’s then-husband, Ivan Rule, was temporarily out of town “shepherding” while his longtime ranch was being overrun with terrorists-in-training, she said.
According to al-Masri’s lawyer last week, the camp was similar to being in the “Cub Scouts,’’ with the men riding horses, tending to little lambs and telling campfire stories.
But Hatley said one of the arrivals, militant Oussama Kassir, boasted about previously running training camps in Afghanistan and being a “hit man” for Osama bin Laden.
She said Kassir told her that al-Masri was his “leader” and that al-Masri sent him and others to the Bly ranch to create a “training camp” where men would learn to shoot guns, throw knives and do calisthenics along open, spacious fields abutting a ravine and desolate dirt roads.
He said he was there to train men for jihad,” she said. “He said that Abu Hamza sent him. He intended to train them to fight.”
The visitors, she claimed, said the ranch resembled Afghanistan.
She added that some had CDs with information on how to make poisons to “kill people” and regularly “talked” about “robbing and killing truck drivers” on nearby roads.

Kassir, she recalled, claimed there were plans to eventually dig a hillside compound at the ranch for al-Masri to hide out in.

“I was shocked,” said Hatley, who claims she fled the ranch in fear in December 1999, four months after moving in.
During cross-examination, al-Masri’s lawyer Jeremy Schneider painted the gun-loving Hatley as paranoid and having a shady track record.
She admitted to him under oath that she agreed to marry her husband after only their first encounter — and had tricked him into thinking she had money.
She claimed she feared that Rule — who was married four previous times and had 18 kids — wanted to kill her and had “suffocated” his previous wife to death.
When asked if Rule, al-Masri, Kassir or others who stayed at the ranch had ever threatened her, she said, “No, but I am still afraid.”
Hatley went into witness protection in 2004 but was kicked out years later for telling one of her new neighbors her secret.
She was given a second chance, but the feds booted her again after she violated multiple rules, including driving with a suspended license.
Besides setting up the training camp, al-Masri, 56, is accused of conspiring in a 1998 kidnapping in Yemen that resulted in the deaths of four tourists and committing other terror crimes. He faces life in prison if convicted.
Kassir, a Lebanese-born Swede, was convicted in 2009 of plotting to help al Qaeda recruit by trying to set up a weapons training post at the ranch and distributing terrorist training manuals over the Internet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Justice Antonin Scalia: “A Freedom-Destroying Cocktail"

Supreme Court justices upheld a case in which an anonymous tip led police to pull over a car without seeing evidence of a crime themselves. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

The one thing that separated the United States from other nations, like the communists of East Germany and their Stasi, was a Constitutional protection of the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
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The Nazi Police State continues to grow and is called “lawful” exactly because of high court rulings like this disaster.  I beg to differ. Hitler didn’t “break” any laws either, he just had them changed to his liking before he began his campain of terror all over Germany and parts of the world.  George Orwell himself could not have imagined a more sinister state the our ever growing Police State.   -W.E.

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Four Points From Scalia’s Scathing Dissent in Supreme Court Ruling to Allow Searches Based on Anonymous Tips:


“A freedom-destroying cocktail.”
That’s how Justice Antonin Scalia characterized Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that law enforcement officers may pull over and search drivers based solely on an anonymous tip. 
The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday to uphold a traffic stop in northern California in which officers subsequently found marijuana in the vehicle. The officers themselves did not see any evidence of the tipped reckless driving, which was interpreted as drunkenness, even after following the truck for several minutes.
Justice Clarence Thomas said the tip phoned in to 911 that a Ford pickup truck had run the caller off the road was sufficiently reliable to allow for the traffic stop without violating the driver’s constitutional rights.
But Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the dissent in Prado Navarette v. California, had strong words about the decision’s implications for the future.
Here are some of Scalia’s points, in which he was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor (emphasis added):

  • Law enforcement agencies follow closely our judgments on matters such as this, and they will identify at once our new rule: So long as the caller identifies where the car is, anonymous claims of a single instance of possibly careless or reckless driving, called in to 911, will support a traffic stop. This is not my concept, and I am sure would not be the Framers’, of a people secure from unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • Anonymity is especially suspicious with respect to the call that is the subject of the present case. When does a victim complain to the police about an arguably criminal act (running the victim off the road) without giving his identity, so that he can accuse and testify when the culprit is caught?
  • The Court’s opinion serves up a freedom-destroying cocktail consisting of two parts patent falsity: (1) that anonymous 911 reports of traffic violations are reliable so long as they correctly identify a car and its location, and (2) that a single instance of careless or reckless driving necessarily supports a reasonable suspicion of drunken­ness. All the malevolent 911 caller need do is assert a traffic violation, and the targeted car will be stopped, forcibly if necessary, by the police. If the driver turns out not to be drunk (which will almost always be the case), the caller need fear no consequences, even if 911 knows his identity. After all, he never alleged drunkenness, but merely called in a traffic violation—and on that point his word is as good as his victim’s.
  • Drunken driving is a serious matter, but so is the loss of our freedom to come and go as we please without police interference. To prevent and detect murder we do not allow searches without probable cause or targeted Terry stops without reasonable suspicion. We should not do so for drunken driving either. After today’s opinion all of us on the road, and not just drug dealers, are at risk of hav­ing our freedom of movement curtailed on suspicion of drunkenness, based upon a phone tip, true or false, of a single instance of careless driving.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sorting through the Rumors & Disinformation: Was Harry Reid Involved in the Bundy Ranch Debacle?



 There is enough disinformation out there, we ourselves must be careful not to spread it. -W.E.

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Boots on the Ground (Video)


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Patriotic men and women to really give John Boehner something to cry about.
Come to Ohio to help defeat John Boehner in the primary on May 6th!! 
Come one, come all! -W.E.

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Allen West: Power Plant Attack a 'Dry Run'

 Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.
I find four things here rather disturbing.  First, that the FBI doesn't find terrorism linked to this attack on California's electrical substation is almost unfathomable. When an organized group of men, armed with machine guns attack a California electrical substation with the intent on creating a long-term black out of a major city (truly a poor man's EMP attack), this is not mischievous teens.  Let's remember that this is the same FBI that purged its training materials, some 900 pages, of any "offensive" language against Muslims.  In other words, the FBI is politically correct, and that correctness may be deadly.  This is the same FBI that is "open to US Muslim Brotherhood groups “establishing a committee to review materials used in FBI anti-terrorism training”.  In other words, they worry me.
Second, this attack was one day after the Boston Bombing.  One day.  It is easy to see right off the back that perhaps there is a connection, especially with a somewhat large community of Chechen's in the area of the attack.  More than this is that many question the authenticity of the Boston Bombing as some evidence has been submitted that this was a false flag attack on the U.S..  If this is so, what that Boston Bombing meant to defer attention to the California attack?
Third, why so little news when this happened?  I do remember it, but like most American's, I was enamored with what was going on in Boston including not only the attack, but the subsequent shut down of Boston for a couple of days. 
Fourth, the attackers have never been found.
Allen West believes the attack last year to be a "dry run".  Perhaps we would be prudent to consider that BOTH attacks were dry runs.
-W.E.


WND

Former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., says an attack one year ago on a power plant in California was a “dry run” for something bigger, and American needs to be paying attention.
WND reported the utility company, whose operation was disabled in the attack, has offered a $250,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
According to authorities, a team of attackers apparently cut a series of underground fiber optic telephone lines then fired guns at 17 transformers and shot out their cooling systems.
Experts have called the attack an act of terrorism, and West agrees.
He wrote on his website that just a year ago Americans were riveted by the Islamic terror attack at the Boston Marathon.
“But a year ago, there was another attack that while not horrific, was disturbing, and has gone largely unnoticed,” he wrote.
“On April 16, 2013, snipers waged a 52-minute attack on a central California electrical substation. According to reports by Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, the sniper attack started when at least one person entered an underground vault to cut telephone cables, and attackers fired more than 100 shots into Pacific Gas & Electric’s Metcalf transmission substation, knocking out 17 transformers. Electric officials were able to avert a blackout, but it took 27 days to repair the damage,” he wrote.
He said while the FBI doesn’t consider the incident terrorism, the chief of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at the time, Jon Wellinghoff, does.
“Wellinghoff … based his conclusion that this was terrorism on the analysis of experts he brought to the crime scene. The analysis pointed to the shell casings having no fingerprints and evidence that the shooting positions had been pre-arranged. No arrests have been made in the case,” West wrote.
“You have to wonder if this is even being pursued by the Obama administration?
“My concern is that this may have been a dry run for something far bigger. We should be demanding an update on the investigation as to the perpetrators of this attack who escaped without detection,” he said.
“If this ends up being a dry hole and just the work of some bad apples, I’ll accept that conclusion. However, I cannot accept the blatant disregard of a deliberate, well planned and executed attack on an electrical substation that left not a trace of evidence — that my friends is not amateurish. Nothing in this day and age of the new 21st Century battlefield can be taken for granted – nothing.”

Read the book that’s documenting the worry about the EMP threat, “A Nation Forsaken.”
See a report on the attack:

A spokesman for the utility, Gregg Lemler, said he would like to see the attackers identified and brought in.
The attack came one day after the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded 264 others. The Boston Marathon suspects are from the Russian North Caucasus, which prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to get involved in the investigation of the sniper attack on the transformers.
There is a large community of Chechen and North Caucasus immigrants in the San Jose area.
Not easily replaced
The goal of shooting out the 17 large transformers in San Jose apparently was to cause the coolant to drain and the substation’s transformers to burn up and create a major blackout in the area.
In the attack, one or two individuals also went down manholes at the suburban San Jose facility and cut fiber cables that knocked out 911 and landline service to the power station.
Depending on their size, larger transformers are imported and are specially designed, which means they are not easily replaced. Some take up to three years to swap out under normal circumstances.
Video indicates there was more than one shooter. The snipers shot out 17 transformers with AK-47, 7.62x39mm rounds, causing some $15 million in damage and taking a month to repair.
Quick action following the attack allowed officials to reroute power to avoid a blackout.
Dress rehearsal?
In a recent interview with WND, former SEAL operator Christopher Heben said the method by which the transformers were attacked is exactly how the SEALs would have done it.
As a SEAL, Heben said that he and others practiced a takedown of grid systems similar to the one in San Jose to assess vulnerability.
Heben also called the episode a terrorist attack, saying it was possibly practice for larger attacks on the electrical grid system across the country.
Wellinghoff called the attack “the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred, and opined that it was a “dress rehearsal to a larger terrorist attack.”
As WND reported last year, former Central Intelligence Agency Director James Woolsey said the San Jose incident was a terrorist attack that could be replicated around the country by lone wolves or organized crime or terrorist groups to cripple the vulnerable national electrical grid system.
Woolsey said the San Jose episode showed that a few determined individuals could attack the grid and affect critical life sustaining interdependent infrastructures that affect millions of Americans.
Chad Sweet, a former Central Intelligence Agency official in the directorate of operations who served as chief of staff to former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, told Fox News “you can’t rule it out” that the San Jose attack was a “preparation for an act of war.”
Sweet, a co-founder of the Chertoff Group who advises the electric power industry on security, believes, however, it is “premature” to call it a terrorist attack, as does the FBI.
Sweet said it is possible, given the sophistication of the attack, that it was an “insider” job. He explained it required knowledge of the location of the fiber phone lines and where to shoot into the transformers from a distance.
If that’s the case, it would coincide with Woolsey’s concerns and with warnings the FBI has given separately to be aware of the prospect of “lone wolves” undertaking terrorist.
The still unsolved San Jose sniper attack also has been followed by a recent report from the New Jersey Regional Operations Intelligence Center that electric grids across the country have faced unauthorized intrusions, making the U.S. grid “inherently vulnerable” to widespread sabotage.
The report said there had been eight intrusions at electrical grids just in New Jersey from October 2013 to January 2014.
The report said that such attacks could knock out power over widespread geographical areas of the country.
There is speculation that the incidents outlined in the NJROIC report may be a prelude to a large, coordinated physical attack on the grid, a view shared by former CIA Director Woolsey and ex-SEAL Heben.
The report also pointed out that very sensitive areas of the electrical grid were found to be lightly monitored, leaving them vulnerable to attack.
“The electrical grid – a network of power generating plants, transmission lines, substations, and distribution lines – is inherently vulnerable,” the report said.
“Transmission substations are critical links in the electrical grid, making it possible for electricity to move long distances and serving as hubs for intersecting power lines,” according to the report. “Many of the grid’s important components sit out in the open, often in remote locations, protected by little more than cameras and chain-link fences.”
New standards
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation, or NERC, has proposed new standards to enhance the grid’s resilience by requiring physical security for the facilities most critical to the reliable operation of the bulk-power system.
Acting FERC Chairman Cheryl LaFleur said that because the grid is “so critical to all aspects of our society and economy, protecting its reliability and resilience is a core responsibility of everyone who works in the electric industry.”
Under the proposed FERC regulations, the facilities must take at least three steps to provide physical security.
Owners and operators will need to perform a risk assessment of their system to identify facilities which, if damaged or inoperable, could have a critical impact on the bulk-power system.
The overseers also must evaluate potential threats and vulnerabilities and develop and implement security plans.
NERC has 90 days to submit the proposed standards.
The proposal apparently does not include provisions for utilities to harden facilities to resist natural or man-made electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, attacks on the grid.

HIJACKING Our Votes by SHREDDING the Constitution!

It's back...or should I say, it is continuing to thrive and thankfully getting some much needed press from Fox News. (As if anyone else would dare step on the Progressive's toes) 
It's been a while since I have posted about the George Soros plot to steal U.S. elections.  Many of us were concerned about this in 2012, but the Progressive's found other ways to steal those elections.  Now the diabolical plot known as the "National Popular Vote"- or "NPV" looks to still be in play and gaining momentum.
I will let the video do the explaining but only add that this plot, for that truly describes it best,  has brilliant subtlety and for many at first glance, who are uninformed about the electoral college and why we need it, it may seem like a no-brainer because certainly that is how the Progressive's portray it.   Don't fall for it, that is just part of their tactics of deception.  -W.E.

If you want to go more in depth, here are two articles to consider:
STEALING ELECTIONS: NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE
Warning! Progressives’ NPV Plan for White House Control

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Obama Promised a ‘Civilian National Security Force’ – Today There Are Over 120,000 Armed Federal Agents

Armed federal agents at the Cliven Bundy ranch in Nevada, April 2014. (Natural News)
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In 2008, Barack Obama announced his plan to build a massive “civilian national security force” here in America. It would be just as well funded as the US military.

Today in America there are over 120,000 armed federal agents who work for 40 different agencies. FOX News reported:
The recent uproar over armed EPA agents descending on a tiny Alaska mining town is shedding light on the fact that 40 federal agencies – including nearly a dozen typically not associated with law enforcement — have armed divisions.
The agencies employ about 120,000 full-time officers authorized to carry guns and make arrests, according to a June 2012 Justice Department report.
Though most Americans know agents within the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Prisons carry guns, agencies such as the Library of Congress and Federal Reserve Board employing armed officers might come as a surprise.
The incident that sparked the renewed interest and concern occurred in late August when a team of armed federal and state officials descended on the tiny Alaska gold mining town of Chicken, Alaska.
The Environmental Protection Agency, whose armed agents in full body armor participated, acknowledged taking part in the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force investigation, which it said was conducted to look for possible violations of the Clean Water Act.