"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Russia to begin airstrikes against ISIS

Putin - Fighting Islamic Terror

  • As Dear Leader Obama endlessly gazes at himself in the mirror reports are coming in that the Russian military will start to bomb ISIS.  Hell, someone has to do it.
  • Maybe between the Russians and the Kurds we can kill off ISIS.

(Ynet News)  -  Russia has begun its military intervention in Syria, deploying an aerial contingent to a permanent Syrian base, in order to launch attacks against ISIS and Islamist rebels; US stays silent.

Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state.

According to Western diplomats, a Russian expeditionary force has already arrived in Syria and set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase. The base is said to be in area surrounding Damascus, and will serve, for all intents and purposes, as a Russian forward operating base.

In the coming weeks thousands of Russian military personnel are set to touch down in Syria, including advisors, instructors, logistics personnel, technical personnel, members of the aerial protection division, and the pilots who will operate the aircraft. 

Vladimir Putin taking a horseback ride in the Karatash area.
God I can't help myself from posting these Putin photos when we have
such a prissy little prick in the White House,

Past reports have stated that the Russians were in talks to sell the Syrians a package of MiG-29 fighter jets, and Yak-130 trainer jets (which can also serve as attack aircraft.) The current makeup of the expeditionary force is still unknown, but there is no doubt that Russian pilots flying combat missions in Syrian skies will definitely change the existing dynamics in the Middle East.

The Russians do not harbor offensive intentions towards Israel or other sovereign states in the area, and their main stated goal is battling ISIS and preserving Assad's rule. However, their presence will represent a challenge to the Israeli Air Force's freedom of operation in the skies above the Middle East.

Western diplomatic sources recently reported that a series of negotiations had been held between the Russians and the Iranians, mainly focusing on ISIS and the threat it poses to the Assad regime. The infamous Iranian Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani recently visited Moscow in the framework of these talks. As a result the Russians and the Iranians reached a strategic decision: Make any effort necessary to preserve Assad's seat of power, so that Syria may act as a barrier, and prevent the spread of ISIS and Islamist backed militias into the former Soviet Islamic republics.

The Russians are not the only ones coordinating their Middle East policy with the Iranians; The US has also jumped aboard that train. American government officials have been holding intensive consultations with representatives of the Iranian regime concerning a stronger joint effort against ISIS in Iraq. It seems that the US government currently views Iran as a central and necessary force in the campaign against ISIS within Iraq.

The Iranian-American cooperation is focused on two focal points: The first being Anbar province, where the Iraqis have thus far failed to expel ISIS; and the second Mosul, where the Iraqis have yet to come up with a feasible plan to recapture the city.

Western diplomatic sources have emphasized that the Obama administration is fully aware of the Russian intent to intervene directly in Syria, but has yet to issue any reaction. 

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Russian Navy Sukhoi Su 33

GOP OKs police to use weaponized drones

Police State Republicans
The "small government" GOP legislature of North Dakota Goosesteps into a 1984 future of police Terminators.

(New American)  -  In ironic betrayal of a bill’s original intent, HB 1328 authorizes law enforcement to weaponize drones and use them against citizens, provided that the weapons are “less than lethal.”
The measure, originally drafted by Republican state representative Rick Becker, called for tight regulation on the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles by police and for protection from their misuse against citizens and the Constitution.
In 2012, Becker, a plastic surgeon then serving his first term as a legislator, proposed a bill to the North Dakota state legislature looking to limit the use of drones by law enforcement, including a provision that completely banned the weaponizing of the devices.
Despite the legislative restrictions he sought to impose on the use of the drones, Becker explained that he wasn’t trying to offend police, but to defend the Constitution.
"It's a new technology that has really amazing capabilities and can be used in excellent ways for our communities. I don't want to say that drones can't be used," Becker said. "But with the new technology there are also issues, primarily privacy issues, which can come into play.”

Big Brother is Watching You

That was how the bill was written, but that wasn’t the bill that was ultimately presented to and passed by state lawmakers.
Bruce Burkett, a lobbyist employed by the North Dakota Peace Officer’s Association, was given a green light by Republican legislative leaders to tack an amendment onto Becker’s bill that limited the restriction to “less than lethal” weapons. (The congressional drone lobby is equally as powerful and funded by the vehicles’ manufacturers, as well).
Burkett’s betrayal of the bill’s original intent resulted in North Dakota becoming the first state to grant such expansive power to police.
Becker certainly wasn’t pleased by the lobbyist’s legerdemain.
“This is one I’m not in full agreement with. I wish it was any weapon,” he said during a hearing on the amended version of his measure. “In my opinion there should be a nice, red line: Drones should not be weaponized. Period.”
It’s not as if non-lethal weapons have never been lethal.
On a database of people killed by police maintained by The Guardian newspaper, 39 people have been killed by Taser.
Becker sees an even more sinister future for the flying weapons.
“When you’re not on the ground, and you’re making decisions, you’re sort of separate,” Becker said in March. “Depersonalized.”
With the rise of the drones comes the rise of several critical questions of constitutionality of their potential uses. One of the most crucial of those inquiries concerns the application of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against “unlawful searches and seizures” and the requirement that warrants be supported by affidavits “particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
North Dakotans know something of this constitutionally charged controversy.
Constitutional conflicts rising in the wake of the domestic deployment of drones went to court in the case of North Dakota resident Rodney Brossart, who became one of the first American citizens (if not the first) arrested by local law enforcement with the use of a drone owned by a federal agency. Police launched this loaner after Brossart held the police at bay for over 16 hours in 2011.
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Police use drones that fire tasers, tear gas

Drones Shot Down Over Texas

Police Terminators
It's just a matter of time and the liar, whore politicians will tell you that it is for your own good.

MORE open borders urged for illegal alien Muslims

Open Borders and Abortion

  • My Theory  -  Leftists and many, many so-called "Conservatives" hate their own culture and religion.  That is why abortion and birth control is funded for the native born population.  The policy of open borders is not just for cheap labor, but also to replace the native population being aborted with compliant aliens.  The issues of "Liberal guilt" and cheap labor are both resolved.

(Euronews)  -  EU nations must stand together in tackling the migrant crisis and provide a safe haven for those fleeing war and oppression.

That was the message from French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday as he visited the northern port of Calais, itself a migration hot-spot where thousands seeking to cross the Channel to Britain are living in deplorable conditions.

“The whole of Europe is concerned by this crisis of exceptional gravity,” Valls told a news conference in the town.

“It must get its act together. There must be close cooperation between the European Commission and member states as well as candidate members.”

“We need to go even further,” added European Commission First Vice-President
Frans Timmermans, also visiting Calais along with Dimitris Avramopoulos, the European Commissioner for Migration.

“We need a permanent mechanism for the distribution of asylum seekers, what is called resettlement, that we can activate every time there is a crisis, not under normal circumstances but when there is a crisis.”

The European Commission used the news conference to announce extra funds of
up to five million more euros for France, partly for a new migrant camp for around 1,500 people to be built at Calais, with more humane conditions.

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Hungry's fence to keep out illegal alien Muslims.
There are some Christians in the flow, but the aliens come from nations that are 90% to 100% Muslim.  Just do the numbers.

France lectures Hungary on border fence
Hungary pisses off the Leftists of Europe by 
putting up a border fence.

(Euronews)  -  Hungary’s foreign minister has summoned the French ambassador after the French foreign minister’s criticism of Hungary’s so-called anti-migrant fence.
Laurent Fabius said Hungary did not “respect the common values of Europe” by erecting barriers at its border.
The meeting was scheduled to begin on Monday (August 31) as more than 2,500 refugees and migrants on board a ship from the Greek island of Lesbos arrived in Piraeus port near Athens.
Meanwhile, several people broke free from a Hungarian refugee camp near the Serbian border over the weekend. Police detained three of them.
In all, since January, 140,000 people, including a large number of Syrians, Iraqis or Afghans fleeing war, crossed the border.
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Must See Video
Illegal alien Muslims pour into Europe

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius slams Hungary's 'migrant fence'   

And the importation of Muslims goes
on and on and on.

*GRAPHIC” New Video: ISIS Burns 4 Captives Alive

Screenshot from ISIS video

God Bless Pamela Geller

  • Pamela posted the latest ISIS horror video where they burn captives alive.  Naturally the corporate media never, ever broadcasts these videos.  The media hides the blunt truth from you.
  • To keep out of trouble with Google I have chosen not to post the video, but here are a few screenshots showing what is really happening.

(Pamela Geller.com)  -  The left’s “enlightened” progressive response to such unspeakable savagery is to insist this has nothing to do with Islam and shrug. Instead they attack those who oppose jihad terror as the real problem.
The idea that this savagery goes on daily while the whole world does nothing speaks to the  left’s decades-long destruction of Americanism and power. The spread of Islam by the sword would not have been possible without our impotence.

Pamela shows us the truth that the corrupt bought
and paid for Corporate Media ignores.

“Isis releases graphic video showing four Shia ‘spies’ being burned alive in Anbar, Iraq,” The Independent, August 31, 2015 Isis has released a graphic new execution video purporting to show four Shia “spies” being burned alive in Iraq.

Issued by the militant group’s media arm and claiming to be filmed in Anbar province, the footage shows four men apparently from Iraq’s popular resistance forces (militia), “confessing” individually to the camera.

The men are then strung up by their hands and feet to a wooden frame, before a fire is lit beneath them and they are burned to death.
Isis has entitled the video with a line from the Koran, roughly translated as “Punish them with the same harm they have caused you”, and experts said it came in direct response to videos showing similar atrocities circulated by Iraq’s Shia fighters.
Last week, a video circulated on social media showed the Shia militia leader Abu Azrael torturing and killing a Sunni fighter, accused of Isis allegiance, by burning him alive over an open pit.
In the early stages of Isis’s new video, the four prisoners are shown as they are made to watch that footage.

Helpless prisoners

The ISIS bastard executioner lights his torch

The captives watch the flames slowly approach them.

Another ISIS gift to Allah

See the video at Pamela Geller.com

Monday, August 31, 2015

"Sister Wives" cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case

Fleeing Religious Persecution
William Derby Johnson, Jr. (1850-1923) with his wives and children.
William Derby Johnson, Jr. first moved to Utah when he was 13 years old. As an adult, he moved his family to Mexico, where they helped establish one of the first Mormon colonies there.  (mormonhai)

Why the Hell Not?

  • This should drive the Religious Right into an insane frenzy and give Bill O'Reilly fodder for countless TV shows.
  • As a Christian I personally could care less about polygamy or Gay marriage.  Hell if people want to get married I won't stand in their way.  I am much more concerned with countless out of wedlock births and "fathers" that vanish into the wind never to be seen again.

(CBS News)  -  A polygamous family says the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws restricting consensual adult relationships are outdated, even if certain unions are unpopular.
Kody Brown and his four wives argue in court documents that their reality TV show "Sister Wives" shows polygamous marriages can be as healthy as monogamous ones.
"The Browns were investigated and no crimes or harm was found in their plural family," attorney Jonathan Turley wrote in court documents filed Wednesday in front of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. He has said the family is prepared to take the legal fight to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

Kody Brown, center, poses with his wives, from left,  Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle in a promotional photo for the reality series, "Sister Wives." 

The Browns are defending a legal victory they won in 2013, when a federal judge struck down key parts of Utah's law banning polygamy. Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties called the ruling a significant decision that removed the threat of arrest for the state's plural families.
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes appealed, saying courts have long upheld laws banning polygamy because they prevent abuse of women and children.
Unlike same-sex marriage advocates, the Browns are not seeking full legal recognition of polygamous marriages. That portion of Utah's bigamy law prohibiting multiple marriages license was left in place by U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups when he decided that a provision of the state law forbidding cohabitation violated the family's freedom of religion.
In most polygamous families, the man is legally married to one woman but only "spiritually married" to the others.
The teaching that polygamy brings exaltation in heaven is a legacy of the early Mormon church, but the mainstream Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints abandoned the practice in 1890 and strictly prohibits it today.
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We here at The Federalist are not in the habit of quoting Jefferson.  Frankly, I
consider him something of an a-hole.  But in this case Tom does hit the
religious freedom nail right on the head.

Freedom of Religion
Above is the Gay friendly Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles.  They married thousands of Gays before the Supreme Court ruled on the subject.
Unless we are planning on returning to religious wars over who has the "True Faith" then maybe we should all just mind our own business and let people believe what they want to believe.  A much higher power than ourselves will make the final ruling on this subject.

Australia: Anti-Islam protesters clash over the construction of a mosque

Remember: You are a Racist

  • Always remember that if you say out loud that Western nations should not be importing intolerant Muslims who hate out religion and culture then you are a racist and a fascist.
  • Loon Leftists ignore that fact that you are not allowed to build new churches or synagogues in Muslims nations.

(International Business Times)  -  Violent clashes have erupted between rival protesters at a demonstration against the construction of a mosque in the city of Bendigo, Victoria State, in Australia. The event ended with an Australian flag being burnt, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.
A large number of far-right United Patriots Front (UPF) supporters broke through police lines and started fighting with anti-racism protesters on the on the steps of the Bendigo Town Hall on Saturday afternoon. Riot police intervened and were able to restore order after spraying the fighting factions with pepper spray.
According to according to the AAP, UPF spokesman Blair Cottrell, who was suffering from the effects of the spray, said residents do not want the mosque. Meanwhile, anti-racism leader Ezekiel Ox denounced the presence of the police, labelling them "genocidal maniacs".
Greater Bendigo mayor Peter Cox expressed his disappointment that people from "outside" Bendigo had decided to come to the city to cause trouble. "It certainly doesn't put Bendigo in the best situation," he told AAP. "We are a welcoming, giving and thoughtful city."
The mayor also praised the police for doing a good job of keeping the rival factions apart. The police had called on additional reserves in what was dubbed the largest police operation for the Victoria state police outside Melbourne because of the threat of violence.
Central Victoria police chief Superintendent Mick West praised the 350-strong police staff who quickly quelled the violence. "We are pretty pleased with the result," he said. "There has been a lot of preparation and planning that has gone into this [and] it is safe to say it's one of the biggest operations outside Melbourne's city centre."
The rally began at around 1.30pm (local time) on 29 August in the centre of Bendigo, where UPF demonstrators gathered to protest against the AUS$3m (£1.4m) mosque, which was approved by the local council last year. Most shops in the city centre were closed because of advice from police in the days leading up to the rally.
The violent incident was reported to have begun after an anti-fascist protester burned an Australian flag, incensing the around 300 supporters of the UPF, a splinter group of Reclaim Australia. A number or the UPF supporters charged towards the 250 members of the opposing group No Room for Racism. No arrests were made and no injuries were reported by the police.

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The Australian Protectionist Party
aI love the middle sign:
"Deport Intolerance"

Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia

Reader Warning

  • A "crazy" Blogger like me might think the government wants to keep the drug war going on forever.  Making drugs legal (but controlled) sucks billions in government funding out of the police / lawyer industry / prison industry system.

(Information Liberation)  -  After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease.

It was just seven years ago that the DEA left Bolivia -- and only three years after that, progress was finally made. The strategy employed by the Bolivian government may be a surprise to many prohibitionists because it did not involve any strong-arm police state tactics. Instead, they worked to find alternative crops for farmers to grow that would actually make them more money.

"Bolivia has adopted a policy based on dialogue, where coca cultivation is allowed in traditional areas alongside alternative development [in others]," Antonino de Leo, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's representative in Bolivia, told VICE News.

"It's not only about making money off a crop. In the old fashioned alternative development approach, we substitute one illicit crop for a licit crop. It's about a more comprehensive approach that includes access to essential services like schools, hospitals, and roads in areas that traditionally have been hard to reach," Leo added.

There are unfortunately still harsh laws against drug trafficking in Bolivia, but these have been active since the height of the drug war and have had no effect on the recent decline in production. Bolivian president, Evo Morales -- a former coca farmer himself -- has been less heavy handed since the DEA left the country, a move that allowed the government to develop alternatives for the struggling farmers instead.

The drug war is one of the most misunderstood subjects in mainstream political discourse, even among people who are sympathetic to the plight of responsible drug users. It is rare for someone to come out and say that all drugs should be legal, but in all honesty, this is the only logically consistent stance on the issue. To say that some drugs should be legal while others should not is still giving credence to the punishment paradigm and overlooking the external consequences of drug prohibition -- or prohibition of any object, for that matter.

As I explained in an earlier article, there are many external factors that are affected by the drug war that many people don't take into account. That is because when you carry out acts of violence, even in the form of punishment, you then create a ripple effect that extends far beyond the bounds of the original circumstance to affect many innocent people down the line. The list in my previous article delves into those external factors to illustrate how drug users and non-users alike would be a lot better off if prohibition ended immediately.

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ISIS Burns CIA Opium Fields in Afghanistan

Bernie Sanders Brags About D-Minus NRA Grade

They are coming for your guns

(Huffington Post)  -  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday pushed back against Democrats who said his gun control record was out of step with the party, arguing he's the candidate who can get beyond the noise and pass real legislation. 
During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Sanders touted his lifetime voting record of D-minus with the NRA. 
"I do not accept the fact that I have been weak on this issue," Sanders said. "In fact, I have been strong on this issue. In fact, coming from a rural state which has almost no gun control, I think I can get beyond the noise and all of these arguments and people shouting at each other and come up with real, constructive gun control legislation which, most significantly, gets guns out of the hands of people who should not have them."
Asked about Malloy's comments, Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist running for the Democratic nomination, argued that he has taken a strong stance on stricter gun laws.
"I voted in a state, by the way, Jake, which has almost no gun control, not an easy vote -- I voted against the NRA, and I voted to ban certain types of semiautomatic weapons," he said. "I voted to eliminate this gun show loophole which allows people to purchase guns without a background check."
Sanders added that the U.S. needs to do a better job when it comes to mental health and ensure people are able to get the care and counseling they need.
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Comics

Onion Explains: The Terrifying Growth Of ISIS

Obama's Pentagon is NOT targeting ISIS training camps

The Answer is Simple

  • Why would you bomb the very troops that you just armed?
  • As I have blogged over and over, if Russia and Iran were backing Syria, then WHO was arming ISIS and the other Islamists?  Spell it out:  C-I-A.

(Washington Free Beacon)  -  The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials.
The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign.
Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen. Both states have become largely ungoverned areas in recent years.
The failure to target the training camps with U.S. and allied airstrikes is raising questions among some defense and intelligence officials about the commitment of President Obama and his senior aides to the current anti-IS strategy of degrading and ultimately destroying the terror group.
“If we know the location of these camps, and the president wants to destroy ISIS, why are the camps still functioning?” one official critical of the policy asked.
The camps are regarded by U.S. intelligence analysts as a key element in the terror group’s successes in holding and taking new territory. The main benefit of the training camps is that they are providing a continuous supply of new fighters.
An additional worry of intelligence analysts is that some of the foreign fighters being trained in the camps will eventually return to their home countries in Europe and North America to carry out terror attacks.
  • A White House spokesman declined to comment on the failure to bomb the terror camps and referred questions to the Pentagon.
  • Pentagon spokesman Maj. Roger M. Cabiness declined to say why no training camps have been bombed. “I am not going to be able to go into detail about our targeting process,” he said.

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Iraqi Federal Police And Rapid Reaction
Brigade Operations In Ramadi

ISIS Training Camps

A "crazy" person might think there is just
one party running the government.