Saturday, January 23, 2016

How It Happened: The Fall Of The United States

Prophecy watchers have know for years that somehow,  prior to the Tribulation, something would have to happen to the U.S. which would eliminate it as a world power. This is based on the fact that the detailed description of the Tribulation period, as seen in Revelation 6-18 have no references to the U.S. (not even tangentially), despite the fact that existing world powers at the time are detailed in the scriptures. Several theories existed, the most prominent being that the U.S. simply becomes wrapped up in the world government. For this to happen, however, the U.S. would have to undergo a radical change away from its basic principles of freedom, liberty and independence. Other theories included some kind of attack by foreign enemies, financial collapse or the idea that the "gathering up" would disproportionately affect the U.S. Of course some combination of the above seems likely as the collapse is underway, weakening the country to such an extent that becoming enveloped into the  coming world government may be the only option for survival. 

Either way, the answers to the above have become abundantly clear. The transformation is well underway - and any of the above possibilities are close at hand.

For those who have made this happen - congratulations. The plan is well underway and will meet with success. However, as we have learned from the prophetic scriptures, Jesus will have the final say, as we concern ourselves more with the eternal world and not so much with this world. As "we" know, and as "they" will find out relatively soon - every knee shall bow, including those who believe that their power and control is only for this world. 

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this worldMy servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.”
(John 18:36)

For it is written: “As I live, says the LordEvery knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”
(Romans 14:11)

So how did it happen? See below. As a footnote, if you are one of those who considers that information such as presented below is untrue or hyperbole, then there is no reaching you at this point. 

As a second footnote, the same individuals engaged in this "shadow government" would also like to take down Israel in the process...Unfortunately for them, this will be met with failure, as God Himself will intervene in Israel as His plan is conducted. Anything that happens concerning Israel is exclusively under God's divine plan, even when it temporarily appears that "they" have had some measures of success in taking down Israel ---- it is only because it fits into God's overall plan. 

The last article below underscores these efforts to take down Israel - let's face it - the entire "plan" that the current U.S. administration has for Iran (paving the road for their nuclear ambitions) - is being done ultimately to enhance their ability to destroy Israel. 

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, said, "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

Progressives and the Big Lie(s):

When faced with the highest levels of unemployment in American History, why does the government trumpet a falling unemployment rate?  In the face of overwhelming evidence of ineptness at best in Benghazi, why do our hacks and their flacks insult us with answers like, "Dude this was two years ago!"  With the obvious politicization of the IRS why does the president tell us there isn't even a smidgen of corruption in the IRS while professional bureaucrats who really run this country take the 5th, stonewall, and lie? 

The Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media regale us with oxymoronic statements such as, "Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force."  The Great Recession grinds
on in the lives of everyday working people, while our leaders talk about a recovery that only benefits them and their cronies. If you live in Washington DC or the surrounding area, you are probably doing fine; for the rest of us in fly-over country, not so much.
The shoes in the Benghazi scandal continue to drop, finally reaching the point where even go-along-to-get-along John Boehner finally agreed to allow the House to vote on the establishment of a select Committee so that this long-simmering embarrassment could hopefully come to the truth.  Then again, as our once and future Queen said, "What difference at this point does it make?" 

A funny thing happened on his way to becoming the Speaker of the House: after Boehner fell on his sword for the Progressive agenda, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the entire Benghazi investigation was designed only to hurt Hillary's poll numbers. He blew his chance for the big seat, but at least he completely discredited the committee, which also advanced the Progressive agenda.
Remember the IRS scandal. The one that was swept under the carpet?
Article 2 section 1 of the Articles of Impeachment filed against President Nixon was about the abuse of power.  It stated, "He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."  
Now,, 40 years later, under the Obama regime, the taxman cometh.  When massive harassment of conservative groups by the IRS came to light as reported in The Daily Caller (DC), we were told

  Progressives were targeted, too 
For months, Democrats and the media relied on the talking point that progressive groups also ended up on an IRS "Be on the Lookout" list while the agency was auditing and seizing information from conservative groups. But as The DC reported, IRS agents testified before the House oversight committee that the IRS scrutinized ACORN groups because it thought they were old groups applying as new ones; the group Emerge America was scrutinized for potential "improper private benefit"; and no evidence exists to prove that the IRS targeted any Occupy Wall Street group. 

      No White House involvement 
"Not necessarily the White House" was the phrase that some Democratic "strategist" used when attacking one of our Daily Caller stories on cable television last year. He meant that, while the IRS may have been corrupt to its very Washington core, President Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett have not yet been photographed sifting through tea party applications at a desk in the Lincoln Bedroom. 
But we do know, however, courtesy of The Daily Caller's reporting, that Lerner exchanged confidential taxpayer information on conservative groups with White House officials, including White House health-policy adviser Ellen Montz and Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy Jeanne Lambrew, who just happened to be the most powerful official on Obamacare implementation within the White House. 

     A couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati 
Ah, yes. The "WKRP in Cincinnati" Theory of 2013. You know the episode where the wacky characters in the Cincinnati office make a little "whoops" and take it upon themselves to target conservatives nationwide? A team of reporters from The New York Times, including dreamboat Nicholas Confessore, even went to bat for the administration on this theory last year, publishing a disgraceful article about Ohio-based "confusion" and "staff troubles" among "Low-level employees in what many in the I.R.S. consider a backwater." 
But at least five different offices, ranging from Chicago to Laguna Niguel, CA, were engaging in this kind of "confusion," and the whole excuse got torn down like Riverside Stadium. A Cincinnati-based IRS official said that Washington "was basically throwing us under the bus." The bus to the world-renowned American Sign Museum

     Lerner can still cite the Fifth Amendment 
That's what her lawyer, Bill Taylor, wrote in a recent letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor, calling a possible contempt vote "un-American." But it's just not true. Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment privilege when she made a statement attesting to her innocence at a May 2013 oversight hearing. The oversight committee and U.S. House counsel both determined as much. 

 It could take years for the IRS to get all of Lerner's emails 

That's what new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who has been threatened with contempt himself, toldoversight investigators. But the independent group Judicial Watch managed to obtain emailsshowing Lerner coordinating with the Department of Justice to potentially prosecute conservative activists. It only took Judicial Watch one Freedom of Information Act request to get that stuff. "Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner's emails," saidoversight member Rep. Jim Jordan. When they werefound and showed not only that the conservative groups were targeted but also that the IRS tried to cover it up, nothing happened except that Louis Lerner continues to receive her massive pension of over $100,000 per year, plus, we have learned that she also earned up to $129,000 in bonuses for her exemplary work.

    Don't worry, federal government investigators are on top of things 
Eric Holder's Department of Justicetapped an Obama political donor to head its investigation. FBI investigators went months without contacting the conservative groups that were victimized by the IRS targeting, and leaked to the press that no criminal charges would be filed in relation to the case before much of the relevant information we currently have even came out. 
The Obama administration's investigation of the scandal was such a joke that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte accused Obama and Holder of "undermining" investigators on multiple occasions, and joined with other House GOP leaders in calling for a special counsel to prosecute the case. 
But if the investigation was a joke, here's the punchline: The Justice Department has been the only investigative body to ask Lois Lerner any questions, at an off-the-record "Q+A" that was not under oath. 

Only tea party groups were targeted 
Good for the IRS for taking a firm stand against all those wacky tea party groups popping up out in Palookaville trying to exercise their little "First Amendment rights." Bunch of Koch-funded rednecks. 
But oh wait: The IRS also audited the Leadership Institute, founded by Morton C. Blackwell, which has been one of the Washington area's foremost conservative activist training organizations since 1979, even demanding personal informationabout the institute's college-aged interns. Oh yeah, and the IRS also told a pro-life group "you can't force your religion" and tried to stop pro-life activists from picketing Planned Parenthood clinics. 

The targeting is over now 
Sure it is. Just ask Ron Paul and his group Campaign for Liberty's donors about that. 
Despite a court order to the contrary, the IRS has deleted hard drives that held critical evidence in the agency's on-going scandals.
And now the BIG LIE continues in the Benghazi scandal. The movie 13 Hours has come out. It is amazing and every American should see it. Written by and based upon the experiences of three of the surviving heroes, this movie tells the story that has been hidden from us for so long. In the aftermath of the release, the families of the victims have once again come forward and said that Hillary told them at the coffin ceremony that a video was the cause of the attack. She also said that they would arrest the maker of the video. Subsequently, some of Hillary's emails, which were only obtained through a Freedom of Information request, a law suit, and a judge's order, show that she knew this to be a lie at the time she used it to cover herself and the President. She has admitted this is true at the discredited Benghazi hearings.
The families are saying Hillary lied. Hillary is now saying that she never blamed the video and, in essence, that the families are lying. Every news outlet is playing this like a "He said she said" debate. They are interviewing the families. Of course Hillary avoids interviews from anyone except her pet networks and their softball questions.
Here is my big problem with the big lie. One click of the mouse and you can pull up the YouTube
video of Hillary at the coffin ceremony blaming the video. The maker of the video was arrested and is still in jail. The one who lied to the families, lied to the nation, and she isn't in jail, isn't under a cloud of shame. No, they are now busy with the help of the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media and their cable henchmen lying her way to the White House
Why do they lie to us over and over? 
The easy answer is because they can.  The major media has morphed from a watchdog to a lapdog, barking on cue that everything is alright, there's nothing to see here, move along.   
The best government money can buy has shown us that they can safely operate on the assumption that American voters choose their leaders based on the philosophy, "I know he's a liar but I like what he says." 
But hey there's a game on tonight!  Or, as President Obama's body double Alfred E. Newman has been known to say, "What me, worry?"

What is the Shadow Party? Once again, we go to to find out what this "party" entails. We find that, of all people, George SorosHillary Clinton, along with many others, are part of the Shadow Party, which works inside of our government to destroy our freedom with all sorts of Marxist/Communist/Socialist ideas, many of which would have been an open door for jail time; and the names associated with this Shadow Party come from all over the spectrum.  

"No one knows for certain who first coined the term "Shadow Party." In the November 5, 2002 Washington Post, writer Thomas B. Edsall wrote of "shadow organizations" that were springing up to circumvent McCain-Feingold's soft-money ban (which is discussed at length below). Journalist Lorraine Woellert first called the Democrat network a "shadow party" in a September 15, 2003 Business Week article titled "The Evolution of Campaign Finance?" Other journalists soon followed suit.

Here, the term "Shadow Party" is used specifically to refer to the network of non-profit activist groups organized by George Soros and others to mobilize resources -- money, get-out-the-vote drives, campaign advertising, and policy initatives -- to advance Democratic Party agendas, elect Democratic candidates, and guide the Democratic Party ever-further towards the left. The Shadow Party in this sense was conceived and organized principally by Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Harold Ickes. Its efforts are amplified by, and coordinated with, key government unions and the activist groups associated with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). The key organizers of these groups are veterans of the Sixties left. (For a list of some of the Shadow Party's major players, click here.)" 

The Shadow Party was first disclosed by the Washington Post on November 5, 2002. Yet, for years, when someone states they have a "Shadow Party" working within our government at the highest levels, many people look at him as if he is crazy. But the joke is on them because little do they know that one of the main players in organizing the Shadow Party is today running for President of the United States! Yes, Hillary Clinton is one of the main people who decided to organize a Shadow Party within the government. Yes, Hillary Clinton and her dear friend the Nazi Sympathizer, George Soros, and Harold Ickes Conceived and Organized the Shadow Party. They used the Government Unions, and the former organization ACORN. Members of this elite group have names which many associate with people who seem to hate the United States—people like, but not limited to, David Brock, Jane Fonda, Terry McAuliffe, John Podesta, Andrew Stern, and Richard Trumka. Now why on earth would these people want to have their own Shadow Party? Maybe it is because of their ideologies? Or is it because they do not like the Constitution and the freedoms that come with it?

Well, this Shadow Party is, in essence, a "party" more closely linked to Communism and Socialism. George Soros came up with the idea, and Hillary Clinton and Harold Ickes brought it into a real working idea. Let us continue to show this "Shadow Party" and the link to Hillary Clinton, who is running for President of our great nation.

"George Soros had quietly laid the groundwork for the Shadow Party apparatus from 1994 to 2002. During that period, the billionaire spent millions of dollars promoting the passage of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act better known as the McCain-Feingold Act[1] which was ultimately signed into law in November 2002 by President Bush. Soros began working on this issue shortly after the 1994 midterm elections...Three weeks after the 1994 elections, Soros announced that he intended to "do something" about "the distortion of our electoral process by the excessive use of TV advertising."[2] That "something" would be campaign-finance reform."

The reason George Soros wanted this "Shadow Party" was to control the outcome of elections by stifling the freedom of expression during the election campaigns, especially since they were hurting his "Democratic" party that he envisioned as being the way of the future. One has to wonder where he got the idea to silence his opponents like that, but all one has to do is go back in Soros's history to see he worked with the German Nazi Party and, in doing so, learned that, to control the outcome of elections, the "Party" had to control the media. George Soros developed the "Open Society Institute" based upon an individual who thought the world should be one huge "Open Society." Hillary Clinton joined this Anti-United States ideology and supported the Shadow Party.

"Starting in 1994, Soros's Open Society Institute and a few other leftist foundations began bankrolling front groups and so-called "experts" whose aim was to persuade Congress to swallow the fiction that millions of Americans were clamoring for "campaign-finance reform."

[3] Between 1994 and 2004, some $140 million of foundation cash was used to promote campaign-finance reform. Nearly 90 percent of this amount derived from just eight foundations, one of which was the Open Society Institute, which contributed $12.6 million to the cause.[4] Among the major recipients of these OSI funds were such pro-reform organizations as Common Cause ($625,000); Public Campaign ($1.3 million); Democracy 21 ($300,000); the Alliance For Better Campaigns ($650,000); the Center For Public Integrity ($1.7 million); the Center For Responsive Politics ($75,000); Public Citizen($275,000); and the Brennan Center for Justice (more than $3.3 million).[5]"

Millions upon millions of dollars were pumped into an idea that was not what it seemed to be, but what leftists, who are aligned deeply with Socialists, Communists, and Marxists, used to get what they wanted done without allowing the people to see. In simple words, they lied to get what they wanted, at the expense of the Constitution and freedom—much like the Nazis did during their way into control. But what they did here was just the beginning, and Hillary Clinton was up to her eyeballs with their ideas. Let that sink in, be sure to show that to people who have the dumb idea that Hillary Clinton is out to help poor people.

The entire act about McCain-Feingold was nothing more than an elaborate way to get money and make people believe they had created reform. This is a glaring example of how the Shadow Party uses deceit and lies to get what the extreme left wants, and it also shows why Hillary Clinton is not afraid to lie to get what she wants. Remember, the Shadow Party was mainly organized by Hillary Clinton and her dear friend, George Soros. Today, this Shadow Party is deeply rooted in the "Democratic Party," and they do not help the poor people: they abuse them for their own objectives, keeping them poor but promising them anything they wish to hear.

We are about three weeks into 2016, and we are witnessing things that we have never seen before.
There were two emergency market shutdowns in China within the first four trading days of this year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has never lost this many points within the first three weeks, and just yesterday we learned that global stocks had officially entered bear market territory.  Overall, more than 15 trillion dollars of global stock market wealth has been wiped out since last June.  And of course the markets are simply playing catch up with global economic reality.  The Baltic Dry Index just hit another new all-time record low today, Wal-Mart has announced that they are shutting down 269 stores, and initial jobless claims in the U.S. just surged to their highest level in six months.  So if things are this bad already, what will the rest of 2016 bring?

Of course the mainstream media doesn’t seem to understand any of this.  They seem to be under the impression that the bubble should have lasted forever, and this latest meltdown has taken them totally by surprise.
Ultimately, what is happening should not be a surprise to any of us.  The financial markets always catch up with economic reality eventually, and right now evidence continues to mount that economic activity is significantly slowing down.  Here is some analysis from Brandon Smith

Trucking freight in the U.S. is in steep decline, with freight companies pointing to a “glut in inventories” and a fall in demand as the culprit.
Morgan Stanley’s freight transportation update indicates a collapse in freight demand worse than that seen during 2009.
The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of global freight rates and thus a measure of global demand for shipping of raw materials, has collapsed to even more dismal historic lows. Hucksters in the mainstream continue to push the lie that the fall in the BDI is due to an “overabundance of new ships.” However, the CEO of A.P. Moeller-Maersk, the world’s largest shipping line, put that nonsense to rest when he admitted in November that “global growth is slowing down” and “[t]rade is currently significantly weaker than it normally would be under the growth forecasts we see.”

In addition, another very troubling sign is the fact that initial jobless claims are starting to surge once again

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in mid-January reached seven-month highs, perhaps a sign that the rate of layoffs in the U.S. has risen slightly from record lows.
Initial jobless claims climbed a seasonally adjusted 10,000 to 293,000 in the seven days stretching from Jan. 10 to Jan 16, the government said Thursday. That’s the highest level since last July.

Since the last recession, the primary engine for the creation of good jobs in this country has been the energy industry.
Unfortunately, the “oil boomtowns” are now going bust, and workers are being laid off in droves.  As I mentioned the other day42 North American oil companies have filed for bankruptcy and 130,000 good paying energy jobs have been lost in this country since the start of 2015.  And as long as the price of oil stays in this neighborhood, the worse things are going to get.
A lot of people out there still seem to think that this is just going to be a temporary downturn.  Many are convinced that we will just go through another tough recession and then we will come out okay on the other side.  What they don’t realize is that a number of long-term trends are now reaching a crescendo.
For decades, we have been living wildly beyond our means.  The federal government, state and local governments, corporations and consumers have all been going into debt far faster than our economy has been growing.  Of course this was never going to be sustainable in the long run, but we had been doing it for so long that many of us had come to believe that our exceedingly reckless debt-fueled prosperity was somehow “normal”.
Unfortunately, the truth is that you can’t consume far more than you produce forever.  Eventually reality catches up with you.  This is a point that Simon Black made extremely well in one of his recent articles…

Sadly, the time for avoiding the consequences of our actions is now past.
We are now starting to pay the price for decades of incredibly bone-headed decisions, and anyone that is looking to Barack Obama, the Federal Reserve or anyone else in Washington D.C. to be our savior is going to be bitterly disappointed.
And as bad as things have been so far, just wait until you see what happens next.
2016 is the year when everything changes.

Let me quickly review Obama’s possible motivations for martial law. First, his administration faces the brunt of three separate monetary debts that they will default on: (1) the national deficit is $19 trillion dollars, which could be paid down in about 30-40 years if we tightened our financial belts; (2) the unfunded liabilities of such social programs as welfare, social security and Medicare to the turn of $238 trillion dollars; and, (3) the staggering derivatives debt that modern-day nation states have agreed to assume in the amount of at least $1.5 quadrillion dollars. Keep in mind that the sum total of wealth for the planet is only $65-75 trillion dollars. The derivatives debt, alone, for Bank of America, is $80 trillion dollars which is more than the entire value of the planet. In short, these debts cannot be paid off and the interest alone will crush this country. When the United States cannot pay the interest on the debt, we will be in default and the system will come crashing down and we will not have just 50 million food stamp recipients rioting, it will be nearly all of us.

No president will ever let the debt crisis get out of control to where most Americans will take to the streets. Every administration would seek to control the situation before the crises hits and becomes a case of political and economic suicide. A government would subdue its soon-to-be rioting population before its population started hanging bankers and politicians from the nearest lamp post.

Obama has another motivation to subdue the American people before the full brunt of the public’s anger has a chance to coalesce. Obama has had five Watergate scandals in his administration. They were the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal of harassing Tea Party members, the spying on reporters from the AP scandal, the NSA/Ed Snowden spy scandal, and the public questioning new revelations about running guns to the Mexican cartels in Fast and Furious. Now, Obama has a sixth scandal. It is the BLM/EPA scandal with the Ammon Bundy/Burns, Oregon, situation. Because Ammon Bundy and his followers are exposing the heavy handed practices of the BLM trying to force as many ranchers and farmers off of their land, an increasing number of Americans are beginning to see that the government wants to control all food and food production. Slowly, America is realizing that in this land of plenty, Americans will soon be starved into submission. Millions will die. This fact is exacerbated by the fact that I recently interviewed farming experts Ed Petrowski and Cliff Harris about their unfolding prediction that at least 15% of the nation’s farmers and ranchers will be leaving the food growing industry. This coupled with a plunging Baltic Dry Index of under 370 means that the American people will soon face a food crisis of Biblical proportions.

When it comes to Ammon Bundy, it could be said that a rising tide lifts all boats. The Bundy standoff could become the catalyst for the coming civil disobedience of farmers and ranchers in the West. Obama cannot allow this. He will move against the American people, and food seems the most likely avenue of attack.
Knowing these facts, would you not preemptively move to head off these crises with a series of false flag attacks which would provide the justification for martial law? Under martial law, Obama could thwart any legitimate challenge to the tyranny unfolding in this country. Under martial law, he could preposition assets to thwart the financial and food riots that are surely coming to America when the financial debts deliver a death blow to the economy and ultimately the banking system. MAYBE NOW, JADE HELM 15 MAKES SENSE TO YOU.
With the stroke of his pen, Obama has total and absolute control over all food, where his EO 13603 states:

  1. e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.
(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”

This unconstitutional EO is particularly disturbing in that it clearly states that the government has control over anything that is “capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals…”  If you thought that you and Fido were going to get through the coming food crisis by storing and consuming dog food, think again.
How will farmers maintain the nation’s food supply when all fertilizer, their farm equipment and all of their vehicles are under the control of this sociopathic President or the next power-hungry President?
The term “all food storage facilities” includes your refrigerator, your pantry, and even your cabinets, as well as your kitchen table. In short, anywhere you keep food is now under the control of the government and can be seized and redistributed. Those who are storing food: you had better find a way to hide at least a portion of your stockpile.

Have you recently been scratching your head in bewilderment as you watch on the news as the Amish have had their farms raided, raw milk producers are jailed, and the kids running lemonade stands are being shut down and ticketed? Now you know why these abuses are being perpetrated by the government in that it represents a mere conditioning process designed to get all U.S. citizens used to the idea that the government owns all food and food production. Welcome to the Hunger Games, American style.
The most clever aspect of this EO is that no Hegelian Dialectic (i.e., false flag event) is needed as a pretense to seize food and imperil survivability. Section 201(b) of the Obama EO clearly states that this EO is enforceable under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.”
As far back as 2008, I can find evidence that the government was attempting to stockpile as much survival food as possible. These events prompted prominent brokers and key media members to advise the public to begin storing food as long as five years ago in anticipation of what is about ready to happen.
In 2011, FEMA issued a “Request for information” (RFI), in which they inquired about the availability of 140 million emergency meal kits with a shelf life of 36 months, along with blankets. Please read the following and I defy the reader to not be concerned about long-standing pattern of this government in acquiring vast amounts of food.

In addition to the exchange of prisoners for hostages, Iran will be receiving upwards of $55 billion (the figure cited by Secretary Kerry)—although The New York Times is reporting that the number is “roughly $100 billion,” and others say it is closer to $150 billion—of their previously frozen assets which have been unavailable to them, and which will now support whatever they choose to invest in. That will certainly include their continued support of jihadist and terrorist organizations across the globe.

The media continue to fail to report truthfully about the Iran deal. CNN’s anchor Wolf Blitzer is still peddling the falsehood that Iran and the P5+1 have a signed deal, and that, so far Iran, is living up to its end.

“Do they formally sit down around a table to sign some sort of document, some sort of international agreement?” asked Blitzer of correspondent Nic Robertson who was in Vienna, Austria on Saturday as the world was waiting for the official release of American hostages and Iranian frozen assets. “We know they did that several months ago when they announced the nuclear deal, but as far as implementation, is there some sort of diplomatic protocol we should anticipate?”

As we have repeatedly cited, there is no signed Iran deal, only a set of political obligations that Iran can interpret whatever way it wants. Is it possible that Blitzer and his producers are unaware of that? And there is no verification that Iran is living up to its end of the non-deal, other than the IAEA’s certification. By many accounts, those guarantees don’t count for much, as there are many locations off limits to inspectors. No one has seen the agreement between the IAEA and Iran—including President Obama or Secretary Kerry, to hear them tell it—and Iran has a history of deceit. In the end, they didn’t even have to account for the possible military dimensions (PMD) of their nuclear program.

Fred Fleitz of the Center for Security Policy—formerly of the CIA and DIA—has put together an incredible list of Iran’s violations of both the spirit and the letter of this non-agreement in an article on the Fox News website, as well as the astonishing list of concessions the Obama administration made in order to claim that they got a deal that will halt Iran’s path toward nuclear weapons. For example, the fact that Iran shipped some of its enriched uranium to Russia, which was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the biggest achievements in his [Obama’s] foreign policy record…,” is another shell game. Actually, according to Fleitz, “this was a swap for an equivalent amount of uranium ore that can be converted into enriched uranium in a few months.”

Virtually every restriction in the “deal” is not what it claims to be.

Again, according to Fleitz:

How can Obama officials say this nuclear deal is a great diplomatic success?
The answer to these questions is this: because the Obama administration wanted a legacy nuclear agreement with Iran so badly they made any concession necessary to get one.
When Iranian officials refused to give up their uranium enrichment program, the U.S. said they could keep it.
When Iran balked on including restrictions on ballistic missile tests in the agreement, they were removed.
To get around Tehran’s refusal to answer questions about its past nuclear weapons work, this issue was moved into a secret side deal between the IAEA and Iran.

And there’s much more that’s wrong with this deal. You should read Fleitz’s column in its entirety.

Again, Iran is able to take U.S. sailors and force them onto their knees at gunpoint, and force a sailor to apologize on camera for entering Iranian waters. And since they were released, an Iranian backed Shiite militia in Iraq has captured three American contractors. CBS News reported that the Obama administration had “hoped” that Iran would have shown restraint in having their militias kidnapping Americans, at least for a while.

How well did Iran treat our guys, besides forcing them at gunpoint to put their hands behind their heads? The administration has argued that the 10 sailors were treated well.

Maybe with our new relationship, the Iranians just asked our sailors politely to do this staged video, and they went along with it.

“It was a mistake. That was our fault, and we apologize for our mistake,” said one sailor in an Iranian video.

Secretary of State John Kerry actually thanked the Iranians for their proper treatment of our American sailors. Seriously. “I could not be and I know the President could not be prouder of our men and women in uniform,” said Secretary Kerry, according to the Hill. “I also want to thank the Iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response.”
CNN has heralded this as part of “The Week That Changed U.S.-Iran Relations…”

Other presidents might have wanted to make an international issue about the capture of members of our military. But as President Obama likes to present in his frequent straw-man arguments, there are only two choices: place hundreds of thousands of troops in harms way, or be smart like him and avoid using force unless absolutely necessary. During his victory lap on Sunday, he said, “This is a good day, because, once again, we’re seeing what’s possible with strong American diplomacy,” adding, “We’ve achieved this historic progress through diplomacy, without resorting to another war in the Middle East.” It depends on what the definition of “progress” is.

Some experts in the field believe that Iran already has nuclear weapons. Iran has never acknowledged a military use for its enrichment and ballistic missile programs.

The U.S. finally did impose some sanctions “against 11 people and companies involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program,” according to USA Today. The Wall Street Journal called them “very limited sanctions.” “We will continue to enforce these sanctions vigorously,” said President Obama. “We are going to remain vigilant about it.”

But what is not stated—besides the fact that there is no signed deal, and no agreed upon terms—is that the sanctions regime has been largely a charade as well.

Before the recent sanctions relief, the U.S. could not sufficiently track Iranian oil tankers around the globe. As of March 2015, there were 51 Iranian oil tankers under U.S. sanctions, yet the U.S. government could not “establish under what flag at least 31 of these tankers are doing business,” wrote Claudia Rosett for The Wall street Journal last year.

“They can be identified by their unique seven-digit hull numbers, or IMO numbers, issued for the life of each ship,” wrote Rosett. “But a ship’s flag also is a vital identifier, one under which it signals its position, carries cargo and presents credentials to visit ports, buy insurance and pay fees.” Even in 2012, the U.S. granted exemptions to 11 nations importing Iranian oil, according to Bloomberg at the time.

“Iran has again shown the world that taking American hostages while Barack Obama is President can yield a diplomatic and military windfall,” states The Wall Street Journal.

While President Obama and most of the media tout diplomacy to deal with Iran’s misdeeds, and claim that America has a new relationship with this theocratic, totalitarian regime, more hostages will inevitably be taken. And more blood, sweat, and tears may be shed as a result of this administration’s disastrous policies.

The media must do their job and look critically at these issues, rather than assume the role of enabler for President Obama’s phony and dangerous legacy.

1 comment:

Scott said...

I'm going to post something that addresses the comments content - I should have resisted the temptation to get into these things...Basically its pointless and distracts from watching...Additionally, as I've said before these "discussions" go around and around and I haven't seen any new points by either side in about 2 decades. But I want to say more on this topic in a full post soon as I get a chance