South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan agrees that Congress should look into this important matter.
“Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration.”– Motto of the Muslim Brotherhood
What does it take to get Congress to come to their senses? Obama makes plans to send heavy weapons and arms to the rebels in Syria – you can bet your booties that the rebels fighting to remove Bashar Al-Assad are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Obama and John McCain will deny that statement vehemently, but ole John doesn’t appear to be too nervous over the atrocities against the Christians in Egypt. McCain probably should step back and stay out of this mix because he’s aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood (and at the same time helping Obama in his quest to place America under Sharia Law.)
Ghassan Hitto was elected by the rebels this spring to be in charge of the interim Asyrian Government for the rebels. Hitto has sort of been hiding in the shadows working as an IT manager and Islamic Activist. Back in the early 2000s, he served as VP of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations.) CAIR is yet one more example of “Stealth Jihad” and is kissin’ cousins with the Muslim Brotherhood.
CAIR isn’t exactly your friendly neighborhood girl or boy scout group. Buyer beware: what you see isn’t what you get!
In 2002, U.S. media identified Mr. Hitto as the Vice-President of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Dallas Fort-Worth Chapter (see Note 1). A Hudson Institute report identifies CAIR as part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support infrastructure in the U.S.”
“According to the Texas Secretary of State, Mr. Hitto is a director of the Muslim American Society (MAS) Youth Center of Dallas. He has also been listed in the past as the contact person for the Dallas chapter of the MAS. The Hudson Institute report also identifies the MAS as part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and close to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.
In June 2012, there were five brave Patriots (Lynn Westmoreland, Tom Rooney, Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, and Trent Franks) who dared question the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in our Government.
They sent letters to the Inspector Generals of Homeland Security, Defense, DOJ, and State, and one to the Director of National Security asking for an investigation concerning the Muslim Brotherhood influence in each of these agencies.
Of course, the Obama Administration, the Liberal News Media, and the remainder of our Congressional representatives basically tarred and feathered the five, which demonstrates the secure position the Muslim Brotherhood has in our Government. Remember that their objective has always been to destroy our Nation from the inside out. Ironically, the Sec. of State and John McCain condemned the five brave Americans. McCain has his fingers in everyone’s pot it seems – wonder if he’s thinking about or maybe already has been converted by the Muslims.
George Bush was blindsided by the Muslim Brotherhood during the 9/11 terrorist attacks – the brotherhood assured him that this was merely a small sector of Muslims gone bad.
America, in 2009, we placed a Muslim Brotherhood lover in our White House as our Commander in Chief. He has led Congress around by their noses, strategically placing more members of the brotherhood in his cabinet and encouraging the Arab Spring (which was an “Islamic Wake Up Call.”)
The Arab Spring was Obama’s way of signaling to the Muslim Brotherhood that it was time to start their takeover of the Middle East. Now he’s ready to take Bashar Al-Assad down with America’s money, arms, ammo, and heavy artillery. He will ship Muslims into our Country by the shipload between now and 2016. He will put our military in harm’s way if necessary; for Sharia Law is on the horizon.
Nothing will stop him unless Congress comes to their senses and Americans stand up and fight for their Country. The sad thing about all of this is: (1) Our FBI, Homeland security, the CIA, and Sec. of State know exactly what Obama is doing, and (2) Republicans, Democrats, and the Obama Administration are aware of what this dictator (Obama) is doing.
Could these people be on America’s Most Wanted List in the near future?
Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser.
Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference.
Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser, founder of Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director.
Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar, Islamic Society of North America.
Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships
May God Bless America
Photo credit: terrellaftermath
Rush Limbaugh’s friend Bo Snerdley has a few words for Barack Hussein Obama…
Ronald Reagan taught us that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
But lately, it seems that many Americans have forgotten this important lesson. And nowhere is the lack of knowledge and common sense of the American populace more apparent than on Twitter.
You see, I’ve been following a feed from @_nothingtohide. And the responses almost bring me to tears.
These fellow citizens of ours don’t care about their constitutionally protected freedoms because they don’t understand them or the consequences of losing them. And if you don’t care about a freedom, you’re sure to lose it.
There’s always a power-hungry person intent on stealing your patrimony.
Here are a few of the samples of tweets that break my heart:
Jason Best tells us, “What do you people think about the whole NSA/phone issue? I honestly don’t care myself. Seems like the only people complaining are people that are either paranoid or criminals.”
Jade Elise says, “I really don’t care if the #NSA keeps tabs on me. Probably because I’m a person who sits naked in their apartment with the curtains open.”
The twitter handle Liberal Phenom adds, “I’m not worried abt NSA. Got nothing to hide & want to stay safe.”
These are just three of thousands of Americans who sincerely believe they have nothing to worry about. They don’t think they’ve committed a crime; and therefore, they’re happy to let the NSA, Barack Obama, the CIA, and the FBI know their whereabouts, personal email, text conversations, and more.
A person with the twitter handle “Ramifications goes farther.” He/she basically calls those of us with privacy concerns nuts by writing, “you fools need to understand the #NSA is doing cyber surveillance for your own good; they don’t care how many times you jack off a day.”
I get it, “Ramifications”. None of us want to be blown up by al Qaeda.
But I also think that the current practices of this administration are far more insidious than these naïve commenters on Twitter understand.
Heck, the actual operational specifics of Prism and other NSA programs are still mostly classified. We have little knowledge of how the government snoop-machine really works. They claim to not listen to cellphone calls, but can we be sure? Are machines listening to the calls and reporting back to humans? They claim to not be reading emails, but is this also a lie? Only the most ignorant believe the government doesn’t lie.
Americans, or citizens of any free society, have a right to know what information their government is collecting about them. And we may simply look at history to understand why.
The Founding Fathers Agree
The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Today, our email and documents saved in “the cloud” are the modern equivalent of our “papers and effects.” We have the right to expect that they’ll be protected from “unreasonable searches and seizures.”
In fact, this legal precedent is older than even the U.S. Constitution. It goes back to English legal doctrine. Sir Edward Coke, in the Semayne’s case in 1604, argued: “The house of every one is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence as for his repose.”
From the time of this case, even the king recognized that he didn’t possess unchecked authority to invade his subjects’ homes. The case solidified the doctrine that government agents are allowed to conduct searches and seize property only under the particular circumstances when their intentions are lawful and a warrant has been issued.
I’m not happy to let these long-protected and universally-understood civil liberties disappear with nary a whimper. And even if I have nothing to hide, I refuse to sacrifice freedoms for which generations of Americans fought and died just because I’m too lazy to stand up and fight.
Is this a clear example of Orwell’s doublethink/doublespeak (cognitive dissonance)? “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” -Benjamin Franklin
This article originally appeared at CapitolHillDaily.com and is reprinted here with permission.
Project Veritas (James O’Keefe’s organization) investigates a $2.2 billion dollar LifeLine Program (aka ‘Obama Phones’) and finds disturbing evidence of employees saying they can sell the phones to buy heroin and expensive handbags. Contains brief strong language.
Diplomatic Security Service awash in Sex, Drugs and Hookers
While Government agencies watch you – Mosques run amuck
Homeland Insecurity: The White House assures us that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is necessary to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists emanate from. Fact - Many of the terrorists have been radicalized in Mosques and Muslim agencies right here in America. According to the NSA the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes Mosques and Muslim affiliated facilities. Supposedly this is done to protect the sensibilities of innocent Muslims who worship in Mosques.
Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. Surveillance or undercover sting operations are not allowed without high-level approval from a special oversight body at the Justice Department dubbed the Sensitive Operations Review Committee (SORC). Who makes up this body, and under what methodology do they review requests - nobody knows. The names of the chairman, members and staff are kept secret. Why is it necessary to keep the names and titles of the people who decide whether or not to protect the rest of the country from radical Muslims, secret?
We do know the panel was set up under pressure from Islamist groups who complained about FBI stings at mosques. Just months before the panel’s formation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) teamed up with the ACLU to sue the FBI for allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims in Los Angeles by hiring an undercover agent to infiltrate and monitor mosques in America’s second largest city. Another defeat for the politically correct imbeciles in our government. Before mosques were excluded from the otherwise wide domestic spy net the administration has cast, the FBI launched dozens of successful sting operations against homegrown radicals inside mosques, and disrupted dozens of plots against innocent American citizens across the United States.
If only they were allowed to continue, perhaps the many innocent victims of the Boston Marathon bombings would not have lost their lives and limbs. The FBI never canvassed Boston mosques until four days after the April 15 attacks, and it did not check out the radical Boston mosque where the Muslim bombers worshiped even though they were supposedly on the government’s watch list. The bureau didn’t even contact mosque leaders for help in identifying their images after those images were captured on closed-circuit TV cameras and cellphones.
As I have repeatedly pointed out, the Politically Correct attitude of the Obama administration is dangerous to the well being of the average hard working American citizen. There are many religious communities in the United States. How can the government attack one of the oldest and most established religions in the United States and choose to defend the actions of another belief system that espouses violence and murder of Westerners who they classify as infidels. Even though the FBI was tipped by Russia more than a year before about the leanings of the two Boston bombers, they apparently chose to ignore it. Now after the fact we learn that one of the Muslim bombers made extremist outbursts during worship, yet because the mosque wasn’t monitored, red flags didn’t go off inside the FBI about his increasing radicalization before the attacks.
Why didn’t the Imam contact the FBI? Why don’t these people of peace speak up when they hear people in their congregation espousing hate of the country they have adopted. Maybe it’s because they see us as an opportunity to expand their Caliphate and don’t really care what happens to the infidels in their way who don’t deserve to live. This is particularly disturbing in light of recent independent surveys of American mosques, which reveal some 80% of them preach violent jihad and distribute violent literature to worshipers. Even though Islam is not a religion in the strict sense (it is more of a socio-economic way of life), if Church doors are open to anyone or anything then Mosques should be too. If Muslims have nothing to hide then they should not object to being treated the same or equal to other religious organizations.
If our Federal agencies are going to protect us from attack, they have to adopt strong measures to root out these radicals and a plan to counter those who would commit atrocities against citizens of the the United States.
Photo Credit: Site.gov/SC
The nation’s economy is worse off under Obama than under Bush for yet another month, according to an objective mathematical measurement of the nation’s economic indicators released Monday by Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas 36.)
The economy continues to fail to recover under Obama as June’s Obama Failometer Score remains stuck at an astonishing 1,166.
“Not only is there no economic recovery for yet another month under Obama, things are getting worse for black Americans,” said Stockman. “It’s like Jimmy Carter swapped his sweater for mom jeans. While past economic recoveries have been roars, this is a sickly wheeze.”
The Obama Failometer uses a fixed mathematical score to calculate four economic indicators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The figures from the monthly reports are weighted to provide a balanced total score, which ranges from zero to 1,000. A score of 0 represent economic stability and racial equality. The higher the score, the deeper the economic failure.
Obama can set the Failometer to zero simply by outperforming Bush on the economy and fulfilling his 2008 and 2012 campaign promises to help blacks and Hispanics gain economically.
So far, Obama is worse than Bush.
Since its creation Obama has failed to generate a Failometer score that can be contained within the chart’s range of zero to 1000.
The Obama Failometer Score was originally displayed on a ten-foot-long billboard displayed in the hallways of the Capitol’s Cannon House Office building. House officials ordered it torn down in January after Democrats complained.
Here is how the Obama Failometer Score is calculated:
FACTORS MEASURED AGAINST BUSH
Monthly jobs created: The Hamilton Project, a liberal economic policy group, stated last year the economy must create 321,000 jobs a month in order to return the economy to pre-recession employment levels by December 2016, the end of Obama’s term.
As the economy continues to flounder under Obama that number grows, but the Obama Failometer will continue to use it, which gives him some statistical relief.
Obama promised to not only restore the economy to where it was under Bush, but grow it. So far Obama has failed to even perform as well as Bush.
This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by subtracting the number of jobs created in the previous month from the 321,000 jobs claimed necessary by the liberal Hamilton Project and dividing by 1,000 to balance it against other factors.
The BLS reports the economy created 175,000 jobs in April, 146,000 fewer than needed to restore the economy. This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 146.
Civilian labor force participation rate: The civilian labor force participation rate, the ratio between those 16 and over in the labor force against the national population of those 16 and over, is an important measure of economic health. After puttering along during the Bush administration, including through the “Bush years” of the recession, under Obama it has plunged sharply.
This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by subtracting the monthly civilian labor force participation rate from the average Bush administration rate and multiplying by 100 to balance it against other factors. According to data from the BLS, under Bush the average monthly civilian labor force participation rate was around 66.2 percent.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the monthly civilian labor force participation rate for April is stagnant at an abysmal 63.4 percent, close to the record low and behind Bush’s average by 2.8 percent. This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 280.
FACTORS MEASURED AGAINST OBAMA’S OWN RHETORIC
Black unemployment: No one has suffered more economically under Obama than black Americans. Obama’s election and re-election has meant crippling poverty for the black community.
This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by taking the monthly unemployment rate for blacks and subtracting the monthly unemployment rate for all Americans, and multiplying it by 100 to balance it against other factors.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the black unemployment rate for April was a depressing 13.5 percent, while the national overall rate was 7.6 percent. That is a gap of 5.9 percent, is wider than last month’s gap of 5.7%. This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 590.
Compare Obama’s performance to Bush’s. The highest monthly unemployment rate ever for blacks under Bush was 12.1 percent. Obama’s lowest rate was 12.7 percent in January, a figure he largely inherited. He has never performed as well as Bush’s worst black unemployment rate.
Bush’s average black unemployment rate was 9.7 percent and an overall national average of 5.2 percent, a 4.5 percent gap that gives Bush a score of 450.
Hispanic unemployment: Despite winning the Hispanic vote, Obama’s liberal policies have caused widespread damage to the Hispanic community. Thanks to Obama, they continue to lag behind the national average in many economic factors.
This Obama Failometer score portion is calculated by taking the monthly unemployment rate for Hispanics and subtracting the monthly unemployment rate for all Americans, and multiplying it by 100 to balance it against other factors.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Hispanic unemployment rate for March was a pitiful 9.1 percent, while the national overall rate was 7.6 percent. That is a gap of 1.5 percent, same as June. This portion of the Obama Failometer Score is 150.
The Hispanic unemployment rate hit its all-time historic low of 4.7 percent during Bush’s last term. It is almost twice that rate under Obama.
THEREFORE, THIS MONTH’S OBAMA FAILOMETER SCORE IS 1166.
How much of our modern life is digitally constructed? How much of our day-to-day research is done online? Much of our record-keeping, financial transactions, commerce, communications and of course, social media rely on access to the digital realm where they reside. Our entertainment and news are utterly dependent on the uncorrupted digital transfer of information.
If the NSA leaker Edward Snowden is telling the truth, then our government has the ability to see all of those things and more, at the root level. According to Snowden, our government has total access, in real time, across all platforms.
I hear much lamentation over the loss of privacy, and the counter-argument swiftly given is that only those with something to hide need worry. What is getting lost here is the unfortunate reality that we likely have less to fear from what information may be taken out of the digital stream and misused, than what information might be placed into the stream imperceptibly, across all platforms, in real-time.
Realities could be constructed. Media news cycles could be managed by leaving trails that create desired narratives. Research might be misdirected toward dead-ends or desired results. Reputations could be enhanced or diminished, created or destroyed, with no one the wiser. The political power created by such a tool would be unequalled in human history.
Our government has long operated similar surveillance programs. The NSA operation is not a shiny new thing, it is merely a very powerful thing grown to unthinkable proportions. Before 9/11 these functions were spread out across a number of agencies.
While it might have been possible to misdirect the resources of a portion of government against a political enemy, it was quite difficult to do so without leaving a trail, even with the turf battles and refusals to share information between agencies that were a hallmark of our intelligence community. These circumstances comprised the “wall” former Clinton administration official Jamie Gorelick spoke of (and in fact created) and it needed to be breached for efficiency’s sake.
But where we only needed a door – albeit one with a sturdy lock – we destroyed the entire wall. Now, the monumental power that comes with having root access to the very backbone of the global internet, is directed by a monolithic security apparatus operating behind an impenetrable veil of secrecy with little meaningful oversight and no real checks on abuse.
What is the likelihood that the most opaque administration in our lifetime (gasp!) might be unable to resist the temptation to fiddle with our realities? This being the same bunch that peddled automatic weapons to drug cartels, targeted conservatives with the power of the IRS, and to this day, stonewalls investigators looking into Benghazi.
This is too much power for any government to have without extraordinary safeguards. The capability described in Snowden’s leak is a genie that will not be put back into the bottle. Its utility is too great and its power too vast. It is the “One Ring,” from the Tolkien tale, and it must meet the same fate.
Abolish the Department of Homeland Security, break up much of the NSA infrastructure and devolve those functions back to the multiple agencies from whence they came. At least then, when someone seeks to turn this power against a foe, real or imagined, there will be numerous checks to prevent unconstitutional behavior due to the sheer number of agencies and people involved.
Clearly this will not prevent all abuses, but dividing power such as this, is our only means of controlling it. Is Snowden a hero? I wouldn’t go that far yet, but I would certainly describe him as the right guy in the right place, at the right time in our Republic’s history, however short that history may yet turn out to be.
While the founders couldn’t have predicted a capability such as that leaked by Snowden, they did imagine and account for the mentality and motives of people who would seek to misuse it. While the tools may have improved, the workmen are just as fallible as ever, which is why we must follow Jefferson’s advice and “bind down [their] hands with the chains of the Constitution.”