Thursday, February 13, 2014

In The News

Middle East: 

Iranian Official: Hezbollah's Arsenal Has Deemed Israel's Iron Dome A Joke

Hossein Sheikholeslam, a top Iranian adviser on foreign affairs, says Hezbollah has "tens of thousands" of missiles pointed at Israel; Senior aide to Khamenei: US threats of all options on the table "foolish rhetoric."

Iran's Fars News Agency quoted the Iranian Parliament Speaker’s top adviser for international affairs, Hossein Sheikholeslam as saying, “Now Hezbollah has tens of thousands of missiles ready to be fired at Israel.”

Sheikholeslam said that Hezobollah has been able to build its "deterrence power" with the help of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and his late fatherHafez Assad, Syria's former president.
The comments were the latest in a string of increased Iranian rhetoric against Israel and the US over the past week which has broken with the pacifying message of President Hassan Rouhani.

Egyptian army chief and likely new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was on Thursday negotiating a $2-billion arms deal with Russia meant to replace subsiding assistance from old ally Washington.

Sisi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy for a second round of so-called “2+2″ talks with their Russian counterparts.

The head of Russia’s state industrial holding company said after the Cairo meeting that Moscow was on the verge of reaching a landmark agreement to deliver air defense systems to Egypt’s army.
Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov said on November 18 that “some contracts (with Egypt) have already been signed — particularly one concerning air defense systems.”

Egyptian army chief and probable next president, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, landed in Moscow Wednesday and is expected to sign up with Russia for a $2 million arms deal in another move that could diminish American influence over Cairo as well as the entire Middle East.
After the Obama administration openly warned the Egyptian regime last year,it could face cuts in military aid from Washington because of its undemocratic policies, Saudi Arabia stepped into the break to offer help to Egypt.
The United States pooh-poohed the idea that it was losing its clout in Cairo, but Russia now is set to take advantage of Saudi financial aid to Egypt and boost its defense sales and to further erode the Obama administration’s position.
Al-Sisi’s is on his first foreign visit since he replaced ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Russia’s foreign and defense ministers visit Cairo last November.
Russia has become a major thorn in the side of President Barack Obama over Syria and Iran. At the same time, the Arab world is increasingly fed up with the president’s foreign policy. Obama’s “engagement” with Iran has disappointed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

He overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt’s, toppled the American project which supports the rise of political Islam forces in the Middle East to implement the U.S. plans concerning the new Middle East and the creative chaos that would ensue. Sisi came along and ruined everything by becoming the strongest enemy of political Islam and terrorist groups, especially the Muslim Brotherhood—backed by Barack Obama, both politically and financially.

A man like Sisi poses a major threat to U.S. schemes in the region.  Therefore, the United States cannot feel comfortable with the existence of such a person at the head of the largest and most powerful Arab country.

And that’s without even considering the fears about the exposure of the Obama administration’s secret relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, for which Gen. Sisi holds the smoking gun, some of it already leaked in the $8-billion Obama suppot for the Muslim Brotherhood, which caused great embarrassment for Obama and questioning by Congress.
My ‘Sisiphobia’ has a detectable pattern.  While Gen. Sisi defends Christians from the brutality of the Muslim Brotherood, Obama ignores Christians but caters to radical Islam.
Obama wants an army “as well-trained and well-equipped as the US military”, Gen. Sisi would see that as something the treasonous Muslim Brotherhood would do.
While Obama hides his credentials, everything checks on Gen. Sisi’s educational and military records.

Even though it can’t be too long before Sisi’s telephone conversations are tapped by the National Security Agency, it looks like ‘Sisiphobia’ might be here to stay.

Preempting the American framework agreement for a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal expected within weeks, the Palestinian presidency on Wednesday issued a list of “red lines” stating PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s nonnegotiable positions.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Abbas, told the official PA daily Al-Ayyam that the American paper must include an Israeli withdrawal “from all Palestinian territories occupied in 1967″ within a time frame of three to four years, followed by the release of all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The agreement must also explicitly refer to East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.

“These are the red lines of the Palestinian position, since without these principles there can be no just and comprehensive peace in the region,” Abu Rudeineh said.

Western threats of a strike against Iran "are just political bluffs," said General Hassan Firouzabadi, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, told semi-official Iranian news agency Fars.

"If we are targeted from the US bases in the region, we will hit those bases," he warned.

Firouzabadi said Iran has been preparing itself for war against the US and Israel for the past decade, and noted that "the enemies" that moved their troops to the region "eventually came to the conclusion that they lack the ability (to wage war on Iran) and left the region."

"We are ready for the decisive battle against the US and the Zionist regime," he added.

Around The World:

The savings of the European Union's 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost theeconomy and help plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis, an EU document says.
The EU is looking for ways to wean the 28-country bloc from its heavy reliance on bank financing and find other means of funding small companies, infrastructure projects and other investment.
"The economic and financial crisis has impaired the ability of the financial sector to channel funds to the real economy, in particular long-term investment," said the document, seen by Reuters.
The Commission will ask the bloc's insurance watchdog in the second half of this year for advice on a possible draft law "to mobilize more personal pension savings for long-term financing", the document said.

The EU is investing hundreds of millions of taxpayer euros in the development of surveillance drones without political oversight, a report claims. The authors of the document warn the EU is secretly encouraging “the further militarization” of the region.
A report entitled ‘Eurodrones Inc.’ published by rights group Statewatch describes how the EU is channeling taxpayers’ money into surveillance drone projects without their knowledge.

“More than 315 million euro ($430 million) has so far been spent in EU research funding on drone technology or drones geared towards a specific purpose such as policing or border control,”
 writes the report.

However, the document points out that the research funding is largely “invisible” to the people and parliaments of Europe and lacks the proper political oversight. According to the report this was achieved by a secret budget line that was included in new EU legislation on air traffic control for this year. 

“The EU’s emerging drone policy has come about following years of successful lobbying by defense and security companies and their associates,” said co-author of the report Chris Jones in a statement on Statewatch’s website, adding that these are the same defense and security contractors that have the most to gain.

The drones in question would engage in civilian surveillance activities, such as border patrols and the search for criminals. However, Statewatch is concerned that the convert nature of the program lends itself to the “further militarization” of the European Union. 

Global Warming Update (remember: 2+2=5, "War = Peace" "Warming" = Cooling, etc.):

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Okay… before I get into the tyranny part of all this, can I just ask what the hell is up with this logo/badge or whatever it is? I get the three top symbols, but the horned goat head is just downright creepy and suggestive of Baphomet, which is just plain evil. If the National Guard there wanted to look edgy, why not a wolf, bear or something else fierce in nature? Did you have to go to hell to get your graphics done? Just sayin’. Maybe demonic visages are chic now and fitting.
I wrote an article last week that went viral, but was disparaged roundly in certain quarters: Idaho Opens the Door to Martial Law and Gun Confiscation – the Nullification of the Posse Comitatus Act. In the article, I point out the blatant militarization of our police and the use of the National Guard as a “privatized” military for the government. That was last week… Things just keep getting more and more alarming in the new and improved ‘reformed’ America.

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” ~ Barack Obama

Well, he meant every word. In January of this year, the Ohio National Guard’s Civil Support Team conducted a drill that involved right-wing extremists committing acts of bioterrorism. The training depicted “anti-government” rightwing nut jobs as domestic terrorists. The National Guard is now actively training against American patriots who believe in the Second Amendment and the Constitution. This is going on all over the country and I have written on it multiple times.

It’s hard for anyone not to see this for what it is now. The police forces are being militarized and the National Guard is being used as an extension of that police force and they have American patriots in the crosshairs. DHS and other agencies are buying up more and more ammo. The latest was the Post Office and now DHS is snapping up sniper ammo. Either they are trying to buy up so much ammo that it acts as backdoor gun control, or the government is prepping for something very, very nasty. Our Founding Fathers are screaming at us from the grave.

friend sent me a link to an article on, "Ohio National Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism."
I have to say that I was outraged but not really surprised. That a state's National Guard training exercise would employ a scenario in which the "bad guys" were supporters of the Second Amendment and "limited government" is just a reflection of the regime's ongoing campaign to ridicule and demonize those who cherish the Constitution (not to mention the regime's defiance of the Constitution itself).
It reminded me of a Missouri Highway Patrol memo made public a couple of years ago in which troopers were cautioned that anyone displaying a Gadsden ("Don't Tread on Me") flag might be a potential right-wing terrorist.

Real 'Hope And Change':

On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.
Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told The Courant.
At roughly 50,000 applications, officials estimate that as little as 15 percent of the covered semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state. “No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the report states.
Needless to say, officials and some lawmakers are stunned.

Due to the new gun control bill passed in April, likely at least 20,000 individual people — possibly as many as 100,000 — are now in direct violation of the law for refusing to register their guns. As we noted above, that act is now a Class D Felony.
Mike Lawlor, “the state’s top official in criminal justice,” suggested maybe the firearms unit in Connecticut could “sent them a letter.” However, he said an aggressive push to prosecute gun owners in the state is not going to happen at this point.
Lawlor, the undersecretary for criminal justice policy in the state Office of Policy and Management, also suggested that the legislature should reopen the registration period to encourage more gun owners to register their firearms.
You may recall the viral photo of Connecticut gun owners waiting in line to register their guns in December, which one person said reminded them of the “Weimar Germany.”

Republican state Sen. Tony Guglielmo told The Courant he recently spoke to a constituent at a meeting in Ashford, who informed him that some of his friends with semi-automatic rifles are intentionally taking a stand.
“He made the analogy to prohibition,” the lawmaker recalled. “I said, ‘You’re talking about civil disobedience, and he said ‘Yes.’”

While Obama’s personal US Attorney General Eric Holder continues with his latest assault on US States’ laws and Constitutional rights–he’s decided gay marriages must be recognized in all States…regardless of what States’ laws contain–his partner in multiple crimes, Obama and his syndicate, has come up with the new Democrat talking points which extol poverty and lack of work and/or work hours; but, only for the “masses.”
Many Dems (including New York Democrats Sen. Charles Schumer and Minnesota Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison) are spinning Obama’s plan of successfully destroying and eliminating America’s middle class with ObamaCare’s elimination of–per the Obama CBO–at least 2.3 million jobs as a “good” thing.  On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Schumer said “The single mom, who’s raising three kids (and) has to keep a job because of healthcare, can now spend some time raising those kids. That’s a family value.”   Question:  Do Schumer’s “family values” extend to said families living in a cardboard box when the money runs out?  However, Chuck didn’t bother to say how difficult it will be to raise “those kids” with far less money or no job at all.  If few-to-none are working and producing anymore (the program Obama is now implementing), the money dries up for the masses and Obama will have accomplished his goal of making everyone in the country–except the elite–”equally” poor.  Rep Ellison simply said:  “This is a good thing.”

In the midst of joblessness and deprivation for millions of Americans, another opulent White House party took place Tuesday night feting fellow socialist crusader Francois Hollande, the president of France. While the Obamas frequently decry the excesses of private-sector wealth, characterizing it as the product of ill-gotten gains, they have demonstrated time and time again that they have little difficulty emulating the same behavior when Americans are footing the bill. Meanwhile, incessant regulations, attacks on industry and on middle class paychecks through ObamaCare, are crushing ordinary Americans, with no end in sight.

The Morning Call, a Lehigh Valley newspaper, published an article in August of 2013, regarding the Obamas’ vacation bills that best summed up the level of that hypocrisy: “President Obama is the most expensive president in U.S. history,” the paper stated.
In the meantime, the taxpayers underwriting the Obamas’ lavish lifestyle have seen their household incomes decline by 4.4 percent since the recovery began in 2009. Almost 92 million Americans have left the workforce, bringing the workforce participation rate to its lowest level in almost four decades. The long-term unemployment rate, those jobless for 27 weeks or more, comprises 36 percent of all unemployed Americans. Moreover, the president’s latest unilateral “adjustment” to ObamaCare delays the mandate for corporations and businesses—the kind of people who get invited to state dinners—while regular Americans must adjust their lives to higher premiums, greater deductibles and the reality that they can’t keep their doctor and/or hospitals.

While the president and his party bemoan income inequality and joblessness, four of the five richest counties in the nation are suburbs of Washington, D.C. A supine Republican Party is praised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for approving a clean raise of the debt ceiling, allowing the nation’s unconscionable borrowing habits to continue. That those unconscionable borrowing habits will either bankrupt the nation, or lead to a vastly lower standard of living for future generations of Americans is dismissed as exaggerated nonsense that only animates “radicals” like the Tea Party faction of the GOP.
All while the president and his friends party hearty. Ordinary Americans can likely imagine the conversation at such parties occasionally addressing the latest theories regarding social justice for the benighted masses—in between sips of Chardonnay or bites of oyster mushrooms. No doubt the atmosphere is thick with the aroma of self-aggrandizement that surrounds people who earnestly believe the historical wreckage attached to every attempt to achieve a socialist utopia was due to the fact that the wrong people were in charge.
Now the “right” people are in charge, and more than eager to realize their vision by any means necessary—while they enjoy the opulence to which they feel entitled for their efforts on our behalf. That’s what radical egalitarianism is really all about.

Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker whose stunning “2016″ grabbed the nation’s attention during the last presidential campaign with its criticism of Barack Obama, is vowing a strong defense to charges filed against him by the Obama Justice Department.
“I will not be stopped by Barack Obama,” D’Souza told WND in an exclusive interview. He also affirmed his plan to proceed with the planned July 4 release of his new film, “America,” despite being prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice on campaign-finance charges.
D’Souza explained that the effort to prosecute him is part of a pattern in which the Obama administration is systematically attempting to suppress the First Amendment rights of conservative Americans.
“I think we see with Obama there is a broader pattern here going on. It’s not as if this were a single isolated case. You’ve got the IRS scandal, selective targeting going on there,” D’Souza said.

WND previously reported that Gerald Molen, the producer of D’Souza’s two full-length feature film documentaries, “2016: Obama’s America,” released in 2012, and the about-to-be-released “America,” had characterized D’Souza’s criminal indictment as a Soviet-style “political prosecution.”
“When Dinesh D’Souza can be prosecuted for making a movie, every American should ask themselves one question: ‘What will I do to preserve the First Amendment?’”  he said.

Is the end of the world as we know it and the return of Jesus Christ really knocking on our door?
A rare cycle of solar and lunar eclipses that will begin this year at the time of God’s holy days cited in the Bible is about to wake up millions to the possibility that end-time prophecies could be fulfilled imminently.
“All these signs, coming together at one time, are potentially the culminating signals that God is closing this chapter of human history,” declares pastor Mark Biltz, author of the brand-new book and DVD, “Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs.”
“This could be the final curtain call before the Great Tribulation mentioned in the Bible. God has always wanted to warn His people, and the rest of the world, before He intervenes. What better way to communicate to us than through the universal language of heavenly signs that speak to every tribe, tongue, and nation?”

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