Monday, April 1, 2013

A Nation of Sheep Being Led to the Slaughter?


by Dave Hodges -  thecommonsenseshow.com
nation of sheptAmerica is coming to a nexus point in our history.  As I established in Part 3, America has already entered the second of three stages on the path to revolution. I emphatically have called for nonviolent resistance against the bankers who have hijacked our government. However, I also provided a caveat which clearly stated that if the globalists initiate a major false flag operation, or a series of false flag operations as an excuse to roll out martial law, we should not militarily resist. Rather, we should passively resist in ways that I outlined in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.


However, if the roll out of martial law includes the beginnings of numerous roundups, mass detainments without due process of law and eventual exterminations, the people will have no choice but to resist.
There is no question that America is headed down the path toward revolution. A war might temporarily forestall the possibility of enacting genocidal policies towards the American people which would could accompany a complete takeover of our country. However, it is prudent, at this point, to assess the threat.

Three Possible Outcomes Resulting From the Coming Tyranny

The first possible outcome resulting from the impending collapse of the Petrodollar could lead to a Federal Reserve led war against Iran, China, Russia, North Korea and India.
The second outcome could include a “soft” form of martial law in which life would not be much different that it is today. As long as people do not resist the imposition of fully visible banker controlled government, they could be relatively safe and my admonitions regarding buying local, banking with in state-owned and small banks as well as engaging in unregulated bartering and trading as much as possible could constitute passive, yet effective forms of resistance.
The third possible outcome would result in the establishment of a brutal form of martial law resulting in mass detentions and widespread exterminations. Admittedly, there is some evidence to support all three of these scenarios, however, the third scenario appears to have a slight edge over the other two given the recent actions of the Obama administration.
This particular installment of this series, Part 4, examines the evidence supporting the fact that the present administration is preparing to enact their own version of the Holocaust.

Is An American Holocaust Around the Corner?

If one seeks the answer to this question, one should always look to history first. Humans are creatures of habit, and we reflexively follow what we have been taught or conditioned to accept as the norm.
Every Genocide Has Three Requirements.
1. A totalitarian government must be so entrenched that any individual liberties must be eviscerated
2. The nation’s legal structure must support and even facilitate the abuse of its suspected dissidents.
3. The paramilitary infrastructure must be constructed prior to facilitating the carrying out of the holocaust.
In this spirit we must realize that every act of civil disobedience, every act of revolution and every act of tyrannical genocide committed by a government, requires a trigger event. And the trigger event usually comes in the form of a false flag event.
false flag For the Nazis, this trigger event included burning down the Reichstag and blaming the Communists as an excuse to declare martial law. What will be the trigger event for a possible genocidal holocaust committed against American citizens? No one can say for sure. However, when one seeks the answer, on should always look to history first. I would say that the government will first line up its legal mechanisms against the private ownership of guns. The government needs to remove as much of the opposition as possible and gun confiscation is always a catalyst on the road to genocide.
The incremental plan to seize American guns is clearly underway and it should scare the hell out of all Americans because in the 20th century, there were 17 major genocides committed against civilian populations resulting in a death toll of around 260 million people. Everyone of these genocides was preceded by gun confiscation which rendered the intended victims defenseless against the slaughter that awaited them. Can there be any doubt in that governments, in general, are the biggest threat to longevity on the planet? Subsequently, when the government is ready to completely seize our guns, they will be in need of a false flag event, so horrific, so catastrophic, that the American people will be afraid to speak in defense of Second Amendment rights. The leading candidates for a false flag attack of this magnitude would a potential mass attack on a major sporting event (e.g. Super Bowl). The detonation of a nuclear device designed to frame a patriot group, such as a Second Amendment supporting advocacy group. Of course, there is the persistent Operation Bluebeam theory as well. In actuality, there is no shortage of convenient false flag targets, therefore, it is difficult to accurately know the target ahead of time. Rest assured, that the target(s) have already been selected by the globalists and the plans to carry out this false flag event are already in place.
If you are looking for a reliable sign from which to gauge when the globalists are going to make their final move, you should be looking for the most reliable historical indicators. This would be a false flag attack followed by the government totally disarming the public. When these two events happen in close proximity to each other, it is time to run for the hills, both literally and figuratively.

The Legal Infrastructure of Genocide

The legal infrastructure is in place which gives the government means from which to begin to carry out either a general genocide or simply to targets specific groups for elimination.
The following legal acts by the government represents a blueprint for the roll out of total tyranny. There are, no doubt, some people who are reading this article and will no doubt be thinking that America will never experience a modern day holocaust. I understand your skepticism.Therefore, it is important that all readers of this multi-part series do their own research and form their own conclusions. Below, I have provided links to what I call the Legal Infrastructure of Tyranny.
Each of the following acts contain a hypertext link to a legal interpretation of the act. If you are having any doubts about what has been said in this article and its three previous companion parts, then I DARE you to research the following and tell me that you are not now an enemy of the state and that to do nothing is to acquiesce to your own sealed fate.
The Legal Infrastructure of a Genocidal Government
The Military Commissions Act
Here is another take on the NDAA, the most egregious piece of legislation ever perpetrated against the American people by its government.
Has anyone ever bother to ask this illegitimate government the following questions?
1. Why did TruTV ban replays of Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory’s airing of the FEMA Camp report?
2. Why was the MIAC report written by DHS?
3. Why does Obama continue to use false flag events as a pretext to seize our guns?
STOP! If you have not done your research on the five genocidal legislative acts listed above, then you are wasting your time moving on to the next part of the article because the contents will not make any sense. If you have the courage to face the truth, take a moment and review these five acts, now.
If you are convinced that Americas are in a great deal of danger as a result of these acts, read them again, memorize them, so you can quote chapter and verse to your neighbors and then present them with the same challenges that I have presented to you. The facts are unmistakable, that if the globalists so choose, America is headed down the path to its own modern day holocaust as the legal infrastructure is in place.

 Tyranny Has Its Own Unique Infrastructure

big brotherThe greatest threat to a totalitarian regime are people like you and I who will not go along with the tyranny. Now that you have read and studied the Legal Infrastructure of Genocide, it should be clear that every word you that you electronically speak and write is recorded. Many of us the alternative media have been told, on a consistent basis, that a threat matrix score has been complied on every citizen based upon the massive data mining that has taken place on every American citizen since 9/11. Some insider sources also indicate that an assassinations list has also been constructed and will be acted upon when martial law is rolled out. If you are one on of the fortunate ones that has not caught the ire of the electronic surveillance mechanisms in America, you may still have a dossier which requires you to be incarcerated for the good of the country and in the interest of national security.

Housing Dissidents With Dangerous Ideas

All totalitarian regimes must have a place to house targeted groups and potential dissidents until the last societal remnants of protest are removed. It worked for Hitler, Stalin and Mao and now the same plan is being put together by Obama.
fema camp workersThe construction and staffing of FEMA Camps, is now fully admitted by the mainstream media. KBR’s complicity in the construction of these camps, as well as the activation and staffing of these Bill Ayers type of re-education camps, has been fully acknowledged. Do you know where Hitler got the idea for concentration camps? Surprisingly, he got the idea from the unqualified subjugation of Native Americans into reservations.  Life can be ironic because the concept concentration camps is on the verge of coming full circle.

Citizen Dehumanization and Travel Restrictions

It worked for Hitler, Stalin and Mao and now the same plan is being put together by Obama. The last thing a fascist dictatorship wants to permit is the unsanctioned gathering of dissident people. When two or more dissidents gather, revolution may be on their minds. Therefore travel must be tightly controlled.
tsa goosing grannyThere is a byproduct benefit to controlling travel, citizens can also be conditioned that they are the property of the state. Not only do the TSA perverts commit felonies against our flying public every day, as these pot-bellied perverts grope our mothers and our children, they are in the midst of rolling out a far-reaching VIPER program which would make Hitler’s Gestapo jealous. In the near future, if you want to travel on the street, go to a mall, attend a sporting event, enter a  school, attend the prom, board a bus or a train or travel from one city to another on the highway, you will be subjected to the same TSA felonious and invasive search protocols in the pursuit of any of the aforementioned activities.
This is all part of the conditioning process in which the average citizen is being programmed to accept that it is the government that is the sovereign, not the people, and your body does not belong to you or your God, you are the unqualified property of the state.

The Rise of Unsanctioned
Paramilitary Forces

It worked for Hitler, Stalin and Mao and now the same plan is being put together by Obama. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Obama promised the rise of American Brown Shirts as he stated, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
Obama has now authorized DHS to use paramilitary organizations to enforce the coming Obama version of martial law. And of course, there are the omnipresent, voter intimidation thugs of Obama’s ACORN. With the purchase of 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition to with 2700+ armored vehicles, it is clear that DHS is the army of the central bankers.
Obama has now authorized DHS to use paramilitary organizations to enforce the coming Obama version of martial law. And of course, there are the omnipresent, voter intimidation thugs of Obama’s ACORN, and of course, there is the omnipresent Blackwater.

Can’t We Find A Political Solution?

Psychologist Martha Stout , faculty member in psychiatry department at Harvard Medical School, estimates in her book, The Sociopath Next Door, that as many as 4% of the population are conscienceless sociopaths who have no empathy or feelings of remorse with regard to the suffering caused by their inhumane acts. Political figures have double the rates of sociopathic behavior of the general population. And Wall street financiers may possess sociopathic rates which are three times that of politicians!  Does anyone really think we are going to find justice from people such as these?

Conclusion

obmurdersplashThe purpose of this article was merely to assess whether the Obama administration has the infrastructure needed to carry out genocide against the American people. The facts demonstrate that there exists the legal, political and paramilitary forces needed to carry a holocaust. This is why the American people must NEVER surrender their guns under any circumstances. The only missing element needed to begin to carry out genocide under a martial law crackdown is present except for the fact that American citizens are still armed.
Have any of you ever wondered if you have what it takes to survive a brutally enforced form of martial law? I have and researched the available statistics on this topic and will report them in the part of this series.

Staring Armageddon in the Face But Hiding It With Official Lies

by Paul Craig Roberts
PaulCraigRoberts.org
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US economy created 236,000 new jobs in February. If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I’ll let you have at a good price.
Where are these alleged jobs? The BLS says 48,000 were created in construction. That is possible, considering that revenue-starved real estate developers are misreading the housing situation.
Then there are 23,700 new jobs in retail trade, which is hard to believe considering the absence of consumer income growth and the empty parking lots at shopping malls.
The real puzzle is 20,800 jobs in motion picture and sound recording industries. This is the first time in the years that I have been following the jobs reports that there has been enough employment for me to even notice this category.
The BLS lists 10,900 jobs in accounting and bookkeeping, which, as it is approaching income tax time, is probably correct; 21,000 jobs in temporary help and business support services; 39,000 jobs in health care and social assistance; and 18,800 jobs in the old standby–waitresses and bartenders.
That leaves about 50,000 jobs sprinkled around the various categories, but not in numbers large enough to notice.
The presstitute media attributed the drop in the headline unemployment rate (U3) to 7.7% from 7.9% to the happy jobs report. But Rex Nutting at Market Watch says that the unemployment rate fell because 130,000 unemployed people who have been unable to find a job and became discouraged were dropped out of the U3 measure of unemployment. The official U6 measure which counts some discouraged workers shows an unemployment rate of 14.3%. Statistician John Williams’ measure, which counts all discourage workers (people who have ceased looking for a job), is 23%.
In other words, the real rate of unemployment is 2 to 3 times the reported rate.
Nutting believes that the U3 unemployment rate has become too politicized to have any meaning. He suggests using instead the work force participation rate. This rate is falling substantially, reflecting the discouragement that occurs from inability to find jobs.
John Williams (shadowstats.com) says that distortions in seasonal factor adjustments overstate monthly payroll employment by about 100,000 jobs. The jobs data that is not seasonally adjusted shows about 1.5 million fewer jobs in the economy.
In a recent communication, statistician John Williams (shadowstats.com) reports that the rigged official annual rate of consumer inflation (CPI) of 1.6% is in fact, as measured by the official US government methodology of 1990, 9.2%. In other words, the rate of inflation is 5.75 times greater than the reported rate. If Williams is correct, the interest rate on bonds is extremely negative.
Over the years the official measure of inflation has been altered in two ways. One is the introduction of substitution for what formerly was a constant weighted basket of goods. In the former measure, if a price of an item in the basket (index) rose, the CPI rose by the weight of that item in the basket.
In the substitution-based measure, if a price of an item in the basket goes up, the item is removed from the basket, and a cheaper item is put in its place. For example, if the price of New York strip steak rises, the new CPI will substitute the price of a cheaper cut.
In this new measure, inflation is held down by measuring not a fixed standard of living but a declining standard of living.
The other adjustment used to restrain the measure of inflation is to re-classify many price rises as “quality improvements.” Price rises declared to be quality improvements do not translate into a higher measure of inflation. In other words, if a product rises in price, the price increase or some portion of it can be assigned to improved quality, not to a rise in component or energy costs. As the incentive is to hold down the inflation measure in order to save money for the government on Social Security cost-of-living-adjustments, quality improvements are over-estimated.
Consumers have to pay the higher prices, and as incomes, except for the 1 percent, are not growing, higher product prices, regardless of whether they are or are not quality improvements, mean a lower standard of living for the 99 percent.
The understated new measure of inflation allows the government to show real GDP growth and thus the end of the December 2007 recession, and it allows the government to show in the latest report real retail sales again matching the pre-recession level. However, when measured correctly, as by statistician John Williams, the true picture of retail sales shows a steep decline from 2007 through 2009 and bottom bouncing since.
The reason real retail sales cannot recover is that real average weekly earnings continues its downward path. Earlier in this new century, the lack of income growth for the bulk of the US population was masked by a rise in consumer debt. Americans borrowed to spend, and this kept the economy going until the point was reached that consumers had more debt than they could service.
John Williams report of real average weekly earnings shows that Americans are taking home less purchasing power than they did in the 1960s and 1970s.
Reflecting the dollar’s loss of purchasing power, the price of gold and silver in dollars has risen dramatically during the Bush and Obama regimes.
For the last year or two the Federal Reserve and its dependent banks have operated to cap the price of gold at around $1,750. They do this by selling naked shorts in the paper speculative gold market.
There are two gold markets. One is a market for physical possession by individuals and central banks. The rising demand in the physical bullion market points to a rising price for gold.
The other market is the speculative paper market in which financial institutions bet on the future gold price. By placing large amounts of shorts, this market can be used to suppress price rises in the physical market. The Federal Reserve, which can print money without limit, can cover any losses on its agents’ paper contracts.
It is important to the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policy to suppress the bullion price. If the prices of gold and silver continue to rise relative to the US dollar, the Fed cannot keep the prices of bonds high and interest rates low. If the dollar is widely perceived to be declining in value in relation to gold, the price of dollar-denominated assets will also decline, including bonds. If the dollar loses value, the Fed loses control over interest rates, and the US financial bubble pops, with hell to pay.
To forestall armageddon, the Fed and its dependent banks cap the price of gold.
The Fed’s fix is temporary, and as the Fed continues to create ever more dollars, the price of gold will eventually escape the Fed’s control as will interest rates and inflation.
The Fed has produced a perfect storm that could consume the US and perhaps the entire Western world.
March 12, 2013
Paul Craig Roberts, a former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, has been reporting shocking cases of prosecutorial abuse for two decades. A new edition of his book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions, co-authored with Lawrence Stratton, a documented account of how americans lost the protection of law, has been released by Random House. Visit his website.
Copyright © 2013 Paul Craig Roberts

U.S. Backs Out of United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

Those who’ve waited years for a landmark United Nations treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade will have to wait a little longer, as the United States along with several other member states backed away from the negotiating table this past Friday.  The reason?
Well, U.S. officials said they needed more time.  They were the first to make the announcement, but were soon followed by Russia and China who also asked for more time to review and consider the details of the Arms Trade Treaty.  
In a statement, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. supports a second round of negotiations next year. 
“While we sought to conclude the month’s negotiations with a treaty, more time is a reasonable request for such a complex and critical issue,” Nuland said.
A pile of guns and magazines.Supporters of the treaty blasted the Obama Administration for not doing enough to close outstanding ‘loopholes’ and hatch out a revised ATT as the Friday deadline approached.
“This was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line,” Suzanne Nossel, executive director of Amnesty International USA, told the Associated Press.
“It’s a staggering abdication of leadership by the world’s largest exporter of conventional weapons to pull the plug on the talks just as they were nearing an historic breakthrough,” Nossel added. 
For the past month, representatives from more than 170 countries were gathered in New York negotiating a treaty, which needed to be ratified by a unanimous consensus of all U.N. member states – a mandate the U.S. insisted upon when negotiations resumed in 2009. 
The conference chairman, Ambassador Roberto Garcia Moritan, knew that reaching agreement among all member states, “was going to be difficult to achieve.”
He told the Associated Press that negotiations ultimately failed because some delegation did not like the draft though “the overwhelming majority in the room did.”  He added that some countries from the beginning of negotiations had “different views” on a treaty, including Syria, Iran and North Korea.
UN Arms Trade TreatyLooking ahead, many believe that the door is still open for an ATT.  If talks continue and a finalized version is reached, delegates could bring the ATT before the U.N. General Assembly, where it could be adopted with a two-thirds majority vote.  Some are optimistic that a vote could occur as 2012 comes to a close. 
“We feel that we could have agreed (on a treaty). It is disappointing that more time is needed. But an arms-trade treaty is coming – not today – but soon. We’ve taken a big step forward,” said a spokesman for Britain’s delegation.
Ambassador Moritan, agreed with that assessment and sees moving forward in the General Assembly as a viable route. 
“We certainly are going to have a treaty in 2012,” he predicted. 
At the end of the day though, if the U.S. – the world’s biggest arms supplier – is not on board, it would be tough to imagine an ATT that would have any real practical reach or impact.  In short, without our blessing and involvement, any ATT is as good as dead.  Subsequently, the U.N. will have to wait until we are good and ready – not the other way around.
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State Dept, GSA Stonewall Investigation of Benghazi Security Contract

Two employees at the General Services Administration have stonewalled Breitbart News, and another has mysteriously "disappeared" as the investigation into the State Department "no bullets" contract with Blue Mountain Group, the British firm that provided security at the American mission in Benghazi heats up.

The stonewalling continued at the State Department, which failed to respond to followup questions from Breitbart News arising from our report that it had used the General Services Administration as a front to hide the identity and nationality of Blue Mountain Group. Despite repeated emails from Breitbart News throughout the day Thursday, the State Department had not responded to our inquiries by the time of publication.
Late Wednesday, GSA spokesperson Mafara Hobson refused to answer specific questions from Breitbart News on the growing scandal, referring all inquiries to the State Department before going silent:
Mafara Hobson: Michael, while GSA manages the Federal Procurement Data System website, this is a State Department contract. Please contact the State Department for information about this contract.
Leahy: Ms. Hobson:
But why is a GSA address and phone number listed in the vendor contact of the contract between the State Department and a "Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee," later revealed to be the British firm Blue Mountain Group?
Please answer that question.
Mafara Hobson: Check with the State Department.
Leahy: Ms. Hobson,
But GSA should be able to explain why a GSA address and phone number is listed in the vendor contact of the contract between the State Department and a "Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee," later revealed to be the British firm Blue Mountain Group.
You're a spokesperson for GSA. Why can you not explain that?
Ms. Hobson has not responded to our last question.
On Thursday, Breitbart News reached GSA employee Pat Brooks, whose office phone number is listed as the "vendor contact" phone number in the State Department contract with the "Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee" we now know is Blue Mountain Group.
Ms. Brooks refused to comment at the time but promised to call back before the end of the day in a conference call with a Public Affairs spokesperson for the GSA.
When the Breitbart News phone didn't ring, we knew it was Ms. Brooks.
Breitbart News also attempted Thursday to reach GSA employee Cory Smith, who is listed as the press contact for the Regulatory Secretariat of the GSA at its web site. The physical address listed as the "vendor contact" in the State Department contract with the "Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee" we now know is Blue Mountain Group is 1275 First St. NE, Washington, D.C. That address, however, is not one that belongs to Blue Mountain Group. Instead, it is the address for the offices of the Regulatory Secretariat of the GSA.
Cory Smith, however, seems to have disappeared from all official records at the GSA. Phone calls to the number listed at the GSA website as belonging to Cory Smith went to a disconnected line. And emails sent to Cory Smith's GSA email address bounced back.
Earlier this year, the GSA was involved in a series of embarrassing scandals that involved irresponsible spending of taxpayer dollars.

OBAMA ADMIN SENT UNARMED BRITISH FIRM TO PROTECT U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI

EDITORS' NOTE: According to a source close to Breitbart News and high up in the intelligence community, the Obama administration's policy following Muammar Gaddafi's death has been to keep a "low profile" during a chaotic time.  

For this reason, according to the source, American Marines were not stationed at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli or the American mission in Benghazi, as would typically have been the case. In the spirit of a "low profile," the administration didn't even want an American company in charge of private security. Blue Mountain, the British firm the State Department hired, was willing to abide by the "no bullets" Rules of Engagement (ROE), so were a logical fit for the contract. These sub-standard protections for American diplomats were signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the ROE.  
In essence, the Obama Administration tasked an unarmed British firm with security responsibilities that should have been handled by armed American servicemen, and it was all approved by the Secretary of State. Needless to say, the plan failed and an Ambassador was murdered, along with several others. 
As of now, the State Department has not disclosed the full State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya.
Here is the full story.
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The State Department selected a private British firm to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi, Libya in part because it was willing to accept the "no bullets" rules of engagement signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Breitbart News has learned.
On Thursday, McClatchy News reported that security on the external perimeter of the Benghazi mission was limited to a party of eight Libyan nationals, five of whom were hired by a British private security firm, three of whom were hold over revolutionary militia "now considered part of Libya's military":
The guard, who said he had been hired seven months ago by a British company to protect the compound, said the first explosion knocked him to the ground and he was unable to fire his weapon.
Four other contracted guards and three members of Libya's 17th of February Brigade, a group formed during the first days of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi and now considered part of Libya's military, were protecting the perimeter of the compound.
One explanation for this guard's statement that he was unable to fire his weapon is simply that he had no bullets in his gun, which would be consistent with State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya.
It is unclear if the three Libyan militia members that comprised the rest of the eight-man perimeter security team were governed by the same rules of engagement as the five Libyan nationals provided by the British firm that holds the security contract at Benghazi.
The picture of who provided security inside the mission at Benghazi, how many were in this security team, and what arms, if any, they had in their posession is still unclear.
Though it has been confirmed that two of the Americans (Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty) who were killed on the September 11, 2012 attack at the Benghazi mission were there to provide private security, it's unclear if they were permanently stationed there and hired by the British security firm or if they were independently hired by the State Department to serve in some other security capacity.
In her press briefing on Thursday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the American security presence inside the mission perimeter was "robust." However, she declined to reveal how large that presence was at the time of the attack, whether they were armed and authorized to carry ammunition, and whether they were provided as subcontractors by the British security firm hired to secure Benghazi or if they were independently hired by the State Department.
Sources tell Breitbart News that at the time of the the September 11, 2012 attack in which four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were murdered, there were only eight security guards for the perimeter and probably no more than four security guards for the interior of the Benghazi mission.
Under the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, Marines were prohibited from providing security at any U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, including the embassy in Tripoli and the mission in Benghazi.
The State Department denied a Friday request by Breitbart News to obtain a copy of the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, the document that contains the answers to the security arrangements at the Benghazi mission at the time of the September 11, 2012 attack. Later that day, Breitbart News filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain the document. Usually, FOIA requests are processed within a month.
The Wall Street Journal confirmed Friday that the Libyan security guards provided by Blue Mountain, the British-Libyan private security firm hired by the State Department to provide security at the American mission in Benghazi, were unarmed:
There also were four private security guards, all Libyans, who weren't armed and worked inside the compound. Interviews with the Libyans indicated there also were four to eight American security guards around the compound when the attack started.
As trouble began, two Libyans posted on the outside moved inside and alerted the Libyan security forces, said Mr. Farraj, but backup didn't arrive immediately. Mr. Sharif said that he advised the armed security unit not to open fire so as to not inflame the situation...
As the compound was being overrun, the Americans started returning fire, said Mr. Farraj. "But we were totally outgunned. I called more of the brigade to come reinforce us." He said a lull developed around 11 p.m. and the Americans and Libyan military appeared to be back in control. At this point, Mr. Farraj said, he believed that the bulk of the American consulate staff were evacuated. But the ambassador was missing and the villa was on fire.
The Wall Street Journal puts the number of unarmed security guards provided by the British security firm at four, and places them in the interior of the mission rather than in the exterior perimeter.
In addition, the Journal reports that there were apparently just four Libyan military guards on the exterior perimeter of the mission, and though they may have been armed, they were ordered not to fire. It is unclear if this order was given consistent with the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya. The Journal estimates the number of private American security forces as between four and eight.
Despite the Wall Street Journal report that a British private security firm, Blue Mountain, had been contracted by the State Department to provide security for the American mission at Benghazi, and Breitbart's source's statement that a British private security firm had been hired by the State Department to provide security at Benghazi, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland on Friday denied that the State Department had hired any private security firm to provide security in Libya:

QUESTION: No, I’m asking whether the State Department rejected an offer from another U.S. agency to provide greater security for installations and people in Libya anytime over this calendar year.
MS. NULAND: Well, you will not be surprised if I am not going to speak about the internal deliberations that the U.S. Government has or that the State Department has with its brother and sister agencies about how the U.S. responsibilities for security are carried out.
QUESTION: Last question: Very specifically, again, at any time in the last six months did the State Department make arrangements with one of these private security contractors to evaluate our security situation in Libya? And did, in fact, such a contractor undertake an assessment of the security situation in Libya for our installations there?
MS. NULAND: I can’t speak to that specifically. I can tell you that at no time did we contract with a private security firm in Libya – at no time. We did have some individual contracts with individual security guards, as you saw and as the Secretary spoke to.
QUESTION: (Inaudible) the claim was made yesterday that a company that is a spinoff of Blackwater, in fact, proposed or contracted the United States Government for this particular kind of eventuality, and it was caught up in some sort of bureaucratic --
MS. NULAND: Completely untrue with regard to Libya. I checked that this morning. At no time did we plan to hire a private security company for Libya. (emphasis added)
QUESTION: Toria, I just want to make sure I understood that, because I didn’t understand your first question. You said – your first answer. You said that at no time did you have contracts with private security companies in Libya? (emphasis added) 
MS. NULAND: Correct. (emphasis added)
As Obama's Libya narrative of a spontaneous attack based on a film begins to unravel, the cover-up begins. But when all signs point to a foreign policy failure of the highest order, hopefully the public, particularly the people who lost loved ones that day, will get the investigation they deserve.
Breitbart News has asked a spokesperson for the State Department if it considers a private American security force of between four and eight as "robust," but the State Department has not responded.

Legislation Guarantees Connecticut Joins New York in Gutting the Second Amendment

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Connecticut --(Ammoland.com)- In response to the tragic events that took place in Sandy Hook last December, Connecticut legislative leaders from both parties came together to form the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.
The 50 member super-committee was split into three separate working groups, each tasked with developing recommendations aimed at reducing gun violence, enhancing school safety and increasing access to mental health care in Connecticut.
After a number of public forums, informative discussions with professionals and hearing from numerous advocacy groups, the task force has come forth with the following draconian gun control proposals  guaranteeing that Connecticut will soon join New York in gutting the Second Amendment for state citizens.
Recommended Law Changes include:
  • Universal Background Checks.
  • Significantly Expanding The Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban.
  • Immediately bans the sale or purchase of large capacity magazines, and imposes extremely stringent restrictions on the use of those currently possessed.
    • Immediate ban on sale, purchase or importation of large capacity magazines.
    • Large Capacity Magazines that are currently possessed must be registered with DESPP by January 1, 2014 to remain legal,and even when registered will be subject to extremely strict usage limitations.
    • Requires new state issued eligibility certificates for the purchase of any rifle, shotgun or ammunition.
  • Expands the scope of Connecticut’s firearms safe storage law.
  • The bill establishes the offense of illegal possession of ammunition, so that an individual who is ineligible to possess a firearm will also now be ineligible to possess any ammunition.
  • The bill requires applicants for a temporary permit to carry a pistol or revolver to apply only in their town of residence (as opposed to also where they work), and further limits such applications to only one per twelvemonths.
  • The bill establishes a new age limit for the purchase of centerfire semi-automatic rifles (other than bannedassault weapons). Under the bill an individual will have to be at least 21 to purchase such a rifle, as opposedto the current federal age limit of 18.
  • The bill bans the sale of armor piercing ammunition, and makes it a class D felony to carry a firearm loadedwith any such ammunition.
  • The bill amends the Earned Risk Reduction Program to ensure that violent felons, including those whocommitted crimes with firearms, serve at least eighty-five percent of their original sentences.
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U.S. on alert for nuclear blast overhead

'Space launch vehicle' could put kill electric grid, devastate nation

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WASHINGTON – U.S. officials quietly are expressing concern that North Korea could use its “space launch vehicle” to explode a high-altitude nuclear device over the United States, creating an electromagnetic pulse that would destroy major portions of the U.S. electrical grid system as well as the nation’s critical infrastructures.
The concern is so great that U.S. officials who watch North Korea closely are continually monitoring the status of the North Korean “space launch vehicle,” whose status could suggest a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States.
They are aware of the three-stage missile North Korea launched last December that also orbited a “package,” which experts say could be a test to orbit a nuclear weapon that then would be deorbited on command anywhere over the U.S. and exploded at a high altitude, creating an EMP effect.
This concern is in addition to North Korea’s latest threat to strike targets in Hawaii and the continental U.S., as well as possible attacks against U.S. bases in South Korea and Japan.
The 28-year-old North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, has signed an order for North Korea’s strategic rocket forces to be on standby to fire at U.S. targets.
The signing was against a photo backdrop following an emergency meeting of his senior military leaders showing large maps that were labeled “U.S. mainland strike plan, specifically at Hawaii, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.”
One WND reader who traced the targeting to Texas said that it really was aimed at the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

THIS is how an EMP event could bring the world’s remaining superpower to its knees. Read it in “A Nation Forsaken”.
The latest North Korean threats occurred after the U.S. sent two B-2 stealth bombers to strike targets with inert bombs during joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which Kim considered a major provocation.
“He finally signed the plan on technical preparations of strategic rockets, ordering them to be on standby to fire so that they may strike any time the U.S. mainland, its military bases in the operational theaters in the Pacific, including Hawaii and Guam, and those in South Korea,” according to a statement by the North Korean news agency, KCNA.
The statement added that the B-2 flights showed Washington’s “hostile” intent, and the “reckless” act had gone “beyond the phase of threat and blackmail.”
In response, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel condemned North Korea’s actions which to date have included dissolving the 1953 armistice between North and South Korea, severing the military hotline with South Korea and putting its artillery forces on high alert and threatening, once again, nuclear strikes against the U.S.
In recent weeks, North Korea also had released three videos showing a nuclear strike on the U.S.
“We’ve made very clear that we have the capability and willingness to protect our interests and our allies in the region,” according to deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest. He said that the U.S. military exercises with South Korea should offer “pretty clear evidence” that the U.S. can defend its interests and those of its allies in the region.
Sources say that sending the B-2s was in response to the recent North Korean threats to send a message – a message which Russia and China called a “provocative act.”
Russia and China have asked the U.S. to continue talking to North Korea and not to take military action against North Korea.
In response to North Korea’s initial bellicose rhetoric, Hagel ordered the deployment of additional Aegis anti-missile systems for the U.S. West Coast. They originally were destined for Europe. And a second anti-ballistic missile radar is to be installed in Japan.
However, the Aegis anti-missile systems won’t be operational until 2017, although there are some systems already deployed along the West Coast.
North Korea’s continuing threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against U.S. targets suggest to U.S. officials that its military is confident in the capability of its missiles and that its recent nuclear testing for miniaturization of a warhead to be placed on a missile similarly was successful.
These officials are looking at the prospect that upon launch of the missile and a potential nuclear payload, it would take a polar path, clearly out of range of U.S. Aegis anti-missile systems.
The fact that U.S.military officials are expressing quiet but increasing concern that North Korea could launch an EMP attack has raised alarms over the preservation of the U.S. national grid and such critical infrastructures as communications, energy, food and water delivery and space systems.
This concern recently has been reinforced by a little-publicized study by the U.S. Army War College that said a nuclear detonation at altitude above a U.S. city could wipe out the electrical grid for hundreds, possibly thousands of miles around.
The impact would be catastrophic.
“Preparing for months without a commercial source of clean water (city water pressure is often dependent on electric pumping to storage towers) and stoppage of sewage treatment facilities will require net methods of survival particularly in populated areas,” the military study said.
The May 2011 study, titled, “In the Dark: Military Planning for a Catastrophic Critical Infrastructure Event,” concluded that there is “very little” in the way of backup capability to the electric grid upon which the communications infrastructure is vitally dependent.
Analysts say that it is apparent that Kim has ignored any advice from its closest friend, China, to stop any further missile or nuclear testing suggesting, as one official described Kim, as a “loose cannon.”
Kim also has been defiant of any United Nations Security Council resolutions similarly condemning the recent missile and nuclear tests. China had joined in approving those resolutions.
“The time has come to settle accounts with the U.S.,” the KCNA agency declared.
“The Obama administration is either clueless or deceiving the American people with false assurances that North Korea’s recent threats to destroy the United States are merely ‘empty rhetoric’ because they allegedly ‘lack the capability,’” one former U.S. official told WND.
Some regional analysts, however, believe that Kim is seeking to leverage the U.S. for further concessions while attempting to win favor with his own military to show how tough he can be.
These analysts say that until now Kim has not had the support from the military that his father, Kim Jong-Il, had.
His war-like tone may be indicative of attempts to solidify military support within his country.
At the moment, experts are looking at efforts for preparations at known long-range missile launch sites.
Those signs may be appearing.
“North Korea’s launch sites to fire off mid- and long-range missiles have recently shown increased movement of vehicles and forces,” according to one South Korean official who described the activity at the sites as “brisk.”
“We are closely watching possibilities of missile launches,” the official said.
In this connection, officials have seen several vehicles moving to the Tongchang-ri missile site on the western coast, in what appeared to them to be preparations for testing its long-range missiles.
Some observers, however, believe the latest threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. remain for now just domestic posturing and efforts to establish military credentials on Kim’s part to show that he is more forceful than his father.
In other efforts to determine warnings and indications of an attack, analysts are looking for major troop movements, although none has been detected to date.
Late last week, a North Korean Mig-21 fighter jet flew near South Korea’s front line airspace, known as the Tactical Action Line,but returned to base, according to a South Korean military official. In response, the South Koreans scrambled a KF-16 fighter.
The TAL is the point between 20 and 50 kilometers north of South Korean airspace that will prompt the South Korea to scramble its fighter jets.
In addition, border crossings between North and South Korea remain open, for now.
In one video, North Korea shows a nuclear attack on Washington:
Back in February, it released a video that showed a nuclear attack on New York City, against a musical backdrop of “We are the World,” a song by the late Michael Jackson.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/u-s-on-alert-for-overhead-nuclear-blast/#C68sEm5qHGehKXXe.99

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reply posted on 1-4-2013 @ 01:21 PM by RooskiZombi
Interesting thread! Though I wonder if it really was some sort of "portal" or if it was all those hallucinations

Why Are We Training Russian Troops In The US?

Are America’s treasured National Parks being co-opted by the New World Order under the guise of designating them World Heritage Sites, thus allowing foreign troops and United Nations agencies to take over our country in a soft coup d’etat? A blogger has photographed heavily equipped armored vehicles carrying the “Special Response Team” logo in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Heritage site in Gatlinburg, TN. (1) ”It is a deadly serious piece of equipment never before used inside the US until now,” says the blogger “Sherrie” who then adds, “The vehicles don’t come more heavily armored.”
Sherrie has put up several pictures of these in-country tanks which she said she saw on and near Interstate 75 when she was traveling back roads near Winchester, Richmond, KY, and lists Rt. # 627 as an area of interest. “This spot is (around) the US Army Chemical Depot” which covers 14,000 acres in Kentucky backwoods,” the blogger says on the video which the Liberty web site is putting up for general viewing. She mentions chemical weapons involving 523 tons of nerve agents and shows aerial photography of train tracks going up to several buildings in this compound! “I’m not sure what they are,” she says, positing the notion of a possible FEMA camp in the Kentucky woods.
Now in addition to sighting of MRAP vehicles, “Sherrie” tells readers that “Russians were stopping and questioning people in the Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountain Parks region.” She quotes a high ranking individual in a local area state militia organization who she says she trusts as being truthful. The scenario developed when these apparently foreign troops wearing DHS uniforms with the Eagle insignia tried to enter Tennessee from Kentucky. “They were NOT Americans. . .appeared to be Russian or Eastern European!”
The Tennessee State Guard is being formulated as part of the 22 state Governors’ Militia Organization of volunteers which answers only to the Governors, not to the Federal government. (2) What has developed is the confiscation of equipment belong to National Guard Units nationwide. Trucks and other equipment sent to Iraq are not being replaced or returned to the states by the federal government because it is “too expensive” to transport the vehicles and equipment back into the country. This has prompted 22 governors to form State Militia Units paid for by the states and thus kept out of the reach of the federal government. (2)
Has the Division of Homeland Security partnered with the United Nations One World military apparatus with a sleight of hand operation known as World Heritage Site designation? The observant blogger lists these US treasures also as being so designated: Statue of Liberty, Everglades, Mammoth Cave, Yellowstone, Yosemite, all former National Parks. Folks, this designation and UN involvement coincides with the ten region DHS map of the United States! Has this under-the-radar give away of America already taken place, thus allowing the constitutionally prohibited onus of foreign troops being stationed on American soil? What is your Congress doing about this?
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Feds Hired British Security Firm to Protect Benghazi Consulate

Demonstrators in Benghazi hang the ex-dictator Moammar Gadhafi in effigy, February 2011. The State Department later hired a private security firm, Blue Mountain, to help protect the U.S. consulate in the city — before it was attacked on Sept. 11. Photo: Flickr/al-Jazeera English
The State Department signed a six-figure deal with a British firm to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya just four months before a sustained attack on the compound killed four U.S. nationals inside.
Contrary to Friday’s claim by State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland that “at no time did we contract with a private security firm in Libya,” the department inked a contract for “security guards and patrol services” on May 3 for $387,413.68. An extension option brought the tab for protecting the consulate to $783,000. The contract lists only “foreign security awardees” as its recipient.
The State Department confirmed to Danger Room on Monday that the firm was Blue Mountain, a British company that provides “close protection; maritime security; surveillance and investigative services; and high risk static guarding and asset protection,” according to its website. Blue Mountain says it has “recently operated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, the Caribbean and across Europe” and has worked in Libya for several months since last year’s war.
A representative for Blue Mountain, reached at its U.K. offices Monday, said no one was available to comment.
The State Department frequently hires security companies to protect diplomats in conflict zones. It usually is done through what’s known as the Worldwide Protective Services contract, in which a handful of approved firms compete to safeguard specific diplomatic installations. In 2010, State selected eight firms for the most recent contract. Blue Mountain wasn’t among them, and the State Department did not explain why the Benghazi consulate contract did not go to one of those eight firms.

It isn’t known how the Blue Mountain contractors performed Tuesday when the consulate came under sustained attack by small arms fire. In an official account provided Wednesday by the Obama administration, embassy security staff — both American and Libyan — failed to break the assault. They required help from Libyan security forces, assisted by a sympathetic Libyan militia, to regain control of the consulate’s main building and end a pitched battle that raged for 4.5 hours.
Nor is it clear if two former Navy SEALs killed in the assault were Blue Mountain employees. One of them, Glen Doherty, told ABC News last month that he was part of a mission sent to Libya to lock down Moammar Gadhafi’s missiles to prevent them from reaching the black market. Blue Mountain’s contract doesn’t refer to safeguarding thousands of rockets and missiles that have gone missing in the aftermath of the 2011 war.
But the call for contract security came at an opportune moment. Shortly after the department issued the contract, extremist elements active in Libya began targeting U.S. and allied installations. On June 5, the consulate sustained a rocket attack shortly after news spread that Abu Yahya al-Libi, a  Libyan member of al-Qaida, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Another rocket attack in the city attempted to kill the visiting British ambassador on June 11. (Both attacks allegedly were by the same extremist organization, the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, which may have played a role in last week’s consulate assault.)
The final modification to the contract came on June 15. It is unknown when Blue Mountain contractors arrived to help secure the consulate. The State Department would not specify how many guards Blue Mountain had posted in Benghazi during last week’s attack. (A department official said that Nuland misspoke about State not hiring private guards in Libya.)
Blue Mountain representatives have yet to respond to an inquiry about the contract. UPI reported in December that the firm “has been operating with Western companies in Libya for several months.”
Much remains unclear about the attack on Benghazi. But the presence of private security guards in the lightly-defended compound helps explain how approximately 25 to 30 diplomatic staff held out for over four hours against a crowd of possibly hundreds armed with rifles, rockets and other small arms without massive loss of life.