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Friday, September 30, 2016

Booka and The Flaming Geckos
Bad Weather Girl


Appalachian Lament


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Engineer in NJ Transit train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal released from hospital, cooperative: Officials

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UN-Sponsored German Ad Encourages Non-Muslim Women To Wear The Hijab


From the Express:
Germany's government has used public funds to encourage women to wear the Islamic headscarf in a show of "tolerance". 
The 18-second advertisement is sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and was paid by German taxpayers.
GO READ THE WHOLE THING. 
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Something's Going On With "Emergency Alerts"?


BeforeItsNews: Whoa! Scary Test to Happen Tomorrow 9/28/16! EAS Emergency Alert System Will Include an Announcement From the President to Individual Citizens! (Video)
and
BeforeItsNews: FEMA’s IPAWS to Hold National Test of Emergency Alert System Today 
FEMA’s IPAWS will hold a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 2:20pm EDT. The National Periodic Test (NPT) code, which is used to distribute the national test, is similar to the Regular Monthly test (RMT) code that generates a brief EAS message on radio, TV, and cable indicating a test of the EAS is in progress.
The NPT test code will be sent from FEMA’s alerting infrastructure, known as IPAWS, and relayed through all aspects of the EAS. The test message will be the same as a typical monthly EAS test message, with one exception: the word “National” will be added to the test message.
The goal of the mandatory test is to assess the operational readiness and effectiveness of the IPAWS infrastructure for distribution of a national-level message to the public. A second goal is to implement a standard method for regular alert and warning tests which help to improve the national preparedness posture.
The test is expected to have limited impact on the public with only minor disruptions of radio and television programs. Only the EAS will be tested in this nationwide test. Cell phone and other FEMA alerting capabilities will not be tested during this event.

AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

This comment was posted at FreeRepublic:
This is video of a civil alert yesterday from a WKTV Channel 2 Utica, NY.

They later posted on their twitter feed to ignore the alert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uWX_3era2g

Red banner at top of video segment reads:
"Civil authorities have issued a Hazardous Materials Warning for The United States. Effective until September 29, 02:16 AM EDT. Would you. Could you. On a Train? Wait for further instructions>"

WKTV NewsChannel 2 Facebook post:
"IMPORTANT NOTE - If you were watching our newscast around 6:17 p.m. you may have seen a "Hazardous Materials Warning" crawl across your screen. There is NO such warning. The message was an automated test which was not intended for public display. Again, there is NO warning. Our apologies for the confusion this may have caused."
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After Chelsea Bombing, NYC Launches Efforts To Silence ‘Negative Rhetoric’ About Islam


After Chelsea Bombing, NYC Launches Efforts To Silence ‘Negative Rhetoric’ About Islam

Less than two weeks after the terrorist bombings in New Jersey and New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is launching a new campaign against the “negative rhetoric targeting Muslim communities” that the city says gets worse after “terrorist incidents.”  
A press release from the city on Monday explained the reasoning for the new anti-anti-Islam efforts: “Across the country, hateful speech has made Muslim residents the target of misguided attacks and threats, especially in the aftermath of terrorist incidents,” states a press release from the city. 
The city is targeting Muslims for community outreach efforts, “including issuing a new multilingual fact sheet explaining protections against religious discrimination with a focus on Muslim communities and a new multilingual brochure on religious protections under NYC Human Rights Law with practical examples to identify discrimination in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations.” 
On Monday, the city launched a new digital ad campaign that features pictures of Muslims with captions that read, “I am Muslim. I am NYC.” The ads continue in smaller print: “New Yorkers of all faiths deserve to live safely and free from discrimination. In NYC, it’s illegal to discriminate against or harass someone based on their religion or creed. #IAmMuslimNYC”
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4 states sue US government to stop internet giveaway

The effort in Congress to stop the ICANN transfer may not have succeeded, but 4 states starting with Texas are now joining the battle for keeping the internet free and safe, and have filed a lawsuit:
Three conservative states are suing the Obama administration in an attempt to block the U.S. government from ceding oversight of some of the internet’s core systems.

The attorneys general of Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona on Thursday asked a federal court in Galveston, Texas, to keep the Commerce Department from relinquishing oversight of ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

The internet relies on the “domain name” system. That includes directories helping computers on the network send data. ICANN has overseen the directories since 1998.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and others opposed the transition, which was approved by Congress in a temporary spending bill keeping the government running. The lawsuit says ceding control of ICANN violates the Property Clause of U.S. Constitution, which restricts giving away government property.
I wish Texas and the others good luck with this suit, and it's good they're concerned, because local security is just as important as national, and they have every right to be concerned on those grounds too.
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The Federalist Papers:

BREAKING: US Suspends Diplomacy With Russia; Prepares “Military Options

The United States is preparing to “end diplomatic engagement” with Russia and preparing military options over the continued bombing of Aleppo by Russian forces.
Reuters is reporting that the U.S. is expected to tell Russia Thursday that they have officially ended their diplomatic engagement with Syria. U.S. officials have said they’re looking at “tougher” responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government, including “military options.”
The discussions were being held at “staff level,” Reuters reports, and have yet to produce anything concrete to present to President Obama, who has been reluctant to order military action in Syria.But now that diplomacy seems to have ended, it gives the “green light” for Obama to send US trips into Syria. If that happens, ZeroHedge reports, Vladimir Putin is likely to do the same thing, leading to the biggest military escalation in the proxy war in Syria since the war began almost six years ago.
Even administration advocates of a more muscular U.S. response said on Wednesday that it was not clear what, if anything, the president would do, and that his options “begin at tougher talk,” as one official put it.
One official said that before any action could be taken, Washington would first have “follow through on Kerry’s threat and break off talks with the Russians” on Syria.
But the heavy use of Russian airpower in Syria has compounded U.S. distrust of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical intentions, not only in the 5-1/2 year civil war, but also in the Ukraine conflict and in what U.S. officials say are Russian-backed cyber attacks on U.S. political targets.
The U.S. officials said the failure of diplomacy in Syria has left the Obama administration no choice but to consider alternatives, most of which involve some use of force and have been examined before but held in abeyance.
Other options to military troops include allowing America’s Gulf allies to supply the rebels with more sophisticated weaponry and, a U.S.-led airstrike on an Assad-controlled air base, which would cause fewer Russian casualties.
With only four months left in office, Obama is loath to commit to any large-scale commitment of U.S. Troops.Critics of Obama’s policy in Syria argue that he set a goal – Assad’s departure – without providing sufficient means to achieve it by arming the rebels earlier and more extensively, allowing U.S. allies to do so or using U.S. military might to tip the scales in the conflict.
Further, foreign policy experts inside and outside the administration have said Obama erred when he pulled back from launching air strikes on Syria to enforce a “red line” he set against the Assad government’s use of chemical weapons. The result, they argued, was to diminish U.S. credibility in Moscow, Damascus and elsewhere because the perception took hold that Obama would not keep his word and follow through on his threat.

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Canadian imam: Islam and democracy are “absolutely incompatible”


Canadian imam: Islam and democracy are “absolutely incompatible”


From Jihad Watch:
Mazin AbdulAdhim, a prominent Imam of Iraqi descent in London, Ontario who is affiliated with the radical Islamic global movement of Hizb ut-Tahrir, asserts that “Islam and democracy are contradictory and absolutely incompatible. 
So what is Imam Mazin AbdulAdhim doing in Canada? He’s on a mission, of course, as are his “stealth” jihadist counterparts.
He called on Canadian Muslims to stick to the Islamic law, reject secularism, work together to spread Islam, re-establish the Islamic State (Caliphate) and implement the rulings of Islam (Sharia Law).
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Swedish Churches Foil Deportations by Hiding Sought-After Migrants


From the Express:
Roughly 12,000 migrants have fallen from radar after receiving a negative response to their asylum requests. And police are on the prowl, seeing to process them for deportation. 
“Astonishingly, the churches are helping the in-hiding migrants with food and medicine. … “[A] deacon in Linköping, Anna Ramén, said she estimated that 500 to 1000 failed asylum-seekers have gone under ground in her area alone. 
She said: ‘Many people who live this way are living under a lot of pressure and stress, they don’t know what will happen. 
“‘The help we can offer is not enough [because] there are so many.'” She also said that she was only helping the migrants hide from authorities, not avoid deportation. But how is that possible? 
“It is illegal for any foreigner to remain in the country after having an application from asylum denied. 
“However, Ms. Ramén added that laws and regulations should be there to help people. 
“She said: ‘We have laws and regulations that [are in place] to help people, but sometimes these laws and regulations also topple people. 
“‘That people lose their human dignity is not consistent with our Christian faith.'” 
But the church actions, which already violate law, aren’t really consistent with Swedish will, either. 
“The revelation comes as a poll revealed the famously liberal Swedes have turned against migrants after being pushed to breaking point in the struggle to cope with the ‘totally unprecedented’ influx of refugees. 
“The study claimed the previously welcoming country has now reached its tolerance limit following months of migrant violence, sexual assaults and the death of asylum worker Alexandra Mezher in January this year. 
“In 2015 alone Sweden, with a population of 9.5 million, received over 160,000 asylum applications and the country is expected to take as many as 190,000 refugees, or two per cent of the population, before the end of 2016.”  
AND THEN THERE'S THIS:

Swedish journalist calls opponents of Muslim migrant influx “human brown rats,” calls for them to be exterminated

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BREAKING NEWS: AT LEAST 3 DEAD, 100 INJURED AS TRAIN CRASHES "INTO TERMINAL" IN HOBOKEN, SEVEN MILES OUTSIDE OF NYC - MULTIPLE SERIOUS INJURIES REPORTED


From Yahoo:
A New Jersey Transit train plowed into the Hoboken terminal during the Thursday morning rush hour, shortly before 9 a.m. 
Officials told ABC News that there were “multiple serious” injuries resulting from the crash. 
Images posted on social media show that the train severely damaged the station, leaving debris and twisted columns of metal in its aftermath.

AND THEN THERE'S THE INEVITABLE "NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM"
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Ohio HONOR KILLING: Muslim Father Shoots Daughter in the Head — Twice While She Slept

Tahani Mansour - Accidentally Shot Twice In The Head By Her Moderate Muslim Father

You have to go to multiple news sources to get the whole story, but it's pretty clear what happened. Whether Mr. Mansour did this because his daughter was too Westernized, not a good enough Muslima daughter, piece of property to he and his sons, well, that remains to be answered.

Father claims it was an accident, even though he shot her twice in the head.

From Fox 19:
ROCKY RIVER, OH (WOIO) – A 63-year-old father is facing murder, felonious assault, and domestic violence charges after Rocky River police say he shot his daughter twice. tahani-mansour Tahani Mansour was rushed to Fairview Hospital Tuesday morning. 
She died around 11 a.m., 10 hours after police say Jamal Mansour shot her. In front of a judge on Tuesday, he said it was an accident. 
The victim’s brother called 9-1-1 for help at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. He told the operator his father just shot his sister in her room at the family’s home on Vine Court. This is how a portion of the 9-1-1 call went: 
Operator: “Go ahead sir.” 
Caller: “Yes, my sister has been shot. Please send an ambulance, please.” 
Operator: “OK, where has she been shot at?” 
Caller: “In her room.” 
Operator: “OK. Did she shoot herself? Did you see who shot her?” 
Caller: “No, my father shot her.” 
During the 911 call, the brother said that his father has diabetes. 
Police say the father shot his daughter twice in the head. 
“We don’t have a solid motive other than an argument occurred between a father and his daughter,” said Lt. George Lichman with Rocky River Police. 
Lichman says Tahani Mansour was one of six children. She lived at home with her parents and was the youngest child. 
“We had the fire department respond and do an evaluation, it turns out (the father) was not under any medical care at the time of the incident and since he’s been in our jail,” Lichman said, when asked about his health. 
The victim graduated from Rocky River High School, and went to Cleveland State. She had a doctor of pharmacy degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. 
From AP:
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his adult daughter at the family’s home. 
Rocky River police say Jamal Mansour shot 27-year-old Tahani Mansour several times in the head during an argument early Tuesday. 
Police Lt. Bill Crates says detectives are trying to determine why the man shot his daughter, a licensed pharmacist, with a .38-caliber revolver. 
Jamal Mansour told a judge Tuesday it was an accident. Court records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney. 
He’s being held on a $1.5 million bond. The 63-year-old father and gas station owner was arrested at the home. 
Mansour’s wife and two other children also were there when the shooting occurred. 
Crates says Jamal Mansour has no criminal history.
From Fox 8:
Paramedics and police rushed to the home after the brother of Tahani Mansour reported that she had been shot twice while asleep in her bed. 
When asked to explain why the father would shoot his own daughter, family members blamed a medical condition; they said Mansour is a diabetic.
In other words, they gave no motive.

We are left to assume that's because they are covering for the fact that the Father was killing her because she violated their Muslim Honor and humiliated the Prophet.
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5 Jihad Terror Plots Foiled on French Riviera Since Nice Islamic Attack


From RT:
Authorities in France thwarted as many as five cases of terrorist plots that sought to target various sites, Prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said in a documentary titled ‘Deradicalized’ to be shown on France 3. 
"Several cases have been passed on to the anti-terrorism prosecutor in Paris. It was about religious sites, during certain celebrations, sporting events, stadiums, schools," said Pretre. 
The foiled attacks involved "people who started to articulate things that are rather precise about a type of target or even a specific target," the prosecutor was quoted as saying. 
On Monday, Pretre said that as many as 70 cases related to terrorism or radicalization had been investigated since the attack in Nice in July. 
France has been on high alert since the beginning of 2015 after a series of terrorist attacks hit the country. It declared a state of emergency after the November attacks in Paris which claimed the lives of more than 130 people.
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This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch.

The show broadcasts live for 30 minutes every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is 646-915-9870. Callers welcome!

Listen to the September 30, 2016 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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Cheryl Mills Given Immunity for Obstruction of Justice Even Though Evidence Shows SHE LIED ABOUT HILLARY'S SERVER SINCE 2010

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Arcan Cetin, the Cascade Mall Shooter, Voted in the Past Three Elections, Even Though He is NOT A CITIZEN


Mall shooter illegally voted in 3 elections...

From NBC King 5:
Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary. 
Cetin, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey as a child, is considered a permanent resident or green card holder. While a permanent resident can apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, sources tell KING his status had not changed from green card holder to U.S. citizen. 
While voters must attest to citizenship upon registering online or registering to vote at the Department of Licensing Office, Washington state doesn't require proof of citizenship.
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Is Trump Alt-Right or Alt-Light?

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Obama Administration Admits, We Don’t Screen Refugees For Radical Views

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The emerging connections between the Muslim brotherhood and #NeverTrump

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The Extent Of Terrorist Activity Within Our Borders

No wonder FBI Chief James Comey just stated: “There will be a terrorist diaspora sometime in the next two to five years like we’ve never seen before”!

From Front Page Magazine...
Secret Report: Terrorists Running Wild Within U.S. Borders
Leaked document reveals the staggering breadth of domestic terrorist activity -- and the administration's cover-up.


... The government report itself is chilling.

“Known or Suspected Terrorist (KST) Encounters,” a Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) document obtained by Brandon Darby, editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas, states that there were an astounding 7,712 encounters between terrorists and law enforcement officials from July 20, 2015 through July 20, 2016. The report is labeled, “UNCLASSIFIED/LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITIVE.”...
Read it all HERE.

Obama's legacy, which Hillary Clinton will continue if she is elected:

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Humpday Blues

Toronzo Cannon
John The Conquer Root



Pretty Eyed Woman



Sweet Sweet Sweet


Bad Contract


If You're Woman Enough To Leave Me

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ISLAMIC CONQUEST IN NORTH AMERICA




Stage 1: Infiltration - muslims move to non-muslim countries in increasing numbers and portray islam as peaceful. As the muslim population grows, cultural conflicts become more visible & muslims portray themselves as victims of racism, inventing the term 'islamophobia' w/efforts to classify it as a 'hate crime'. muslim reps (CAIR) file lawsuits for perceived discrimination...
===>for instance: 
keep in mind 
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Breitbart: Censorship: Facebook Deleted 100,000 ‘Hate Posts, Insults’ in Just One Month

Are we recognizing a pattern here? Just another coincidence?
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Stephen Coughlin Sept. 27 at OSCE

Stephen Coughlin OSCE intervention Warsaw, Poland 2016

EMISCO and the ONgoing Push Against "Islamophobia" by the OSCE via Gates of Vienna 9/26/2016
EMISCO = European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion

NYC – City Launches Advertising Campaign to Combat Islamophobia

NY City combats Islamophobia with social media campaign

Breitbart: Hacked Memos, George Soros Network hyped 'islamophobia'

CNN Twitter: We just launched new series on American Muslims in the age of ISIS and Islamophobia

TheAtlantic: What Islamophobia is doing to American children

Salon: Jews must speak out against Islamophobia

Slate: String of NY Attacks show the tie between Islamophobia and Misogyny

MichiganJournal: Why Women face the most Islamophobia

CBS: Activists March Against Islamophobia In South Minneapolis/ Minneapolis 9/18

NBC: Young adults speak out about encountering Islmaophobia

Time: How British organizations are tackling Islamophobia (6 mon)

AlJazeerah: Warmongering Islamophobia in the US 


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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "They have 3 days left to keep the internet safe. W...": 

A few more links of interest to the topic of Islamophobia:

CAIR’s ‘Islamophobia’ List Is a ‘Hit List,’ Say Critics Americans are being marked for murder whenever their names appear on the annual list of so-called “Islamophobes” posted by the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations, say two Americans on CAIR’s 2016 enemies list. 

MIT: Is Islamophobia accelerating global warming May 9, 2016

BareNakedIslam: "Common Core" is funded primarily out of Qatar

Saudi/OIC funded & initiated global JihadWatch.org: "Islamophobia" thought-crime scam

WashingtonFreeBeacon: White House Launches ‘Task Force’ To Combat ‘Violent Extremism’ Omits Reference To Muslim Terrorism, dated January 8, 2016

Official launch of thought police – 
Consider DHS.gov: Countering Violent Extremism Task Force Release Date: January 8, 2016 
“The federal government’s top priority is protecting the American people from all forms of violent extremism,” said Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

This from the same character who earlier stated:
“The attorney general stated that her “fear” of the “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric… is my greatest fear.” - Loretta E. Lynch
via DailyCaller: 1:20 AM 12/07/2015

Consider familiarizing oneself with this 13 minute video discussing such ludicrous terminology as revealed by
Stephen Coughlin Moment: The “Countering Violent Extremism” Deception
The CVE, “Counter Violent Extremism”, was set up at the DHS with the assistance of the Muslim Brotherhood. Where we have the DHS, FBI or State Dept. engaged with the Muslim Brotherhood in CVE initiatives, these initiatives are
*NOT AMERICAN,
*DON’T COME FROM THE UNITED STATES
*HAVE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD FOOTPRINTS ALL OVER IT

This must be how conscious people felt in 1933 who could not believe the craven idiots around them were so blind, venal, vacuous, greedy, short-sighted, brainless and ready to sacrifice their birthright for a mess of verbiage mirroring current cries of “Social Justice”, “Islamophobia, “anti-fascism”, “racism”, “equality”, ad absurdum/infinitum, - all the slimy crowbars of intimidation and tyranny 
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BREAKING: Two men seen removing undetonated bomb from suitcase left on Manhattan street 'by chicken shop terrorist' identified by FBI as 'Egyptian pilots who have left the U.S.'


UKDailyMail: Two men seen removing undetonated bomb from suitcase left on Manhattan street 'by chicken shop terrorist' identified by FBI as 'Egyptian pilots who have left the U.S.'
Two young men found the pressure cooker on 27th Street, Manhattan 
It was inside a rolling suitcase but they put it in a garbage bag, sources said 
They took the suitcase and left, having unknowingly deactivated the bomb  
The two men are not believed to have played a part in the explosions 
FBI believes it has identified the two men who are no longer in the U.S. 
Officials say they're Egyptian pilots who are presumed to be back in Egypt
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‘London is open’ Mayor Sadiq Khan vows to DEFY Brexit and offer City visas to migrants


SADIQ Khan is hoping to maintain the number of migrants entering London by implementing new visa plans for the capital when Brexit is finally put into motion. 
The London mayor said a team of business representatives were “working on a model that will ensure we can carry on recruiting and attracting talent”. 
When pressed on the issue of a separate work visa for migrants coming to work in the capital, Mr Khan said: “In principle I want to make sure that my job as the mayor means supporting businesses to grow and expand, encouraging business to come into London.



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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban Says, "Brussels tricking Europe by making deals with cities for migrants"

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Orlando Terror Attack ‘Triggered’ by Pentagon Drone Strike

FBI withheld phone transcripts revealing Mateen’s motive

 
 
BY:

The domestic terrorist behind the Orlando nightclub massacre was motivated by a Pentagon drone strike in Iraq a month before the shooting, according to police transcripts made public last week.
Conversations between Omar Mateen and an Orlando police negotiator on June 12 were kept secret by FBI and local police until Friday. The secrecy contributed to misleading media accounts of the terrorist’s motives in the days after the killings.
The transcripts were released by Orlando police Friday after a Florida court hearing held in response to a lawsuit filed by several news organizations.
Mateen killed 49 people during the attack on the Pulse, a gay nightclub, and wounded 53 others. Police eventually stormed the club and killed Mateen in a shootout after talks aimed at convincing him to surrender failed.
During an exchange in the early morning hours of June 12, an Orlando Police Department negotiator identified only as “Andy” asked Mateen, who was speaking by cell phone from inside the club, to tell him what was going on.
“Yo, the air strike that killed Abu Wahid a few weeks ago… that’s what triggered it, okay?” said Mateen, who earlier in the conversation identified himself as a follower the Islamic State terror group.
“They should have not bombed and killed Abu Wahid,” the former security guard declared. “Do your fucking homework and figure out who Abu Wahid is, okay?”
Additionally, Mateen praised one of the bombers of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and another domestic terrorist whose name was transcribed as unintelligible in the released transcript.
At other points, Mateen told the negotiator that the United States needed to stop all bombing in Iraq and Syria.
Initial reports from several news outlets reporting on the mass shooting variously described Mateen as gay, a “homophobe” and a “wife beater,” despite his having made claims of allegiance to the Islamic State.
The New York Times, for example, stated in an editorial three days after the shooting that the “precise motive [of Mateen] remains unclear.” The editorial then said it was “evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians.” Investigators later dismissed as a false claim that Mateen was driven to the killing spree by gay self-hatred.
The Orlando attack was the deadliest terrorist incident since the September 11, 2001, attacks. The FBI would later reveal it investigated Mateen twice but claimed there was a lack of evidence he was linked to Islamic terrorism.
The Orlando attack came just over a month after the Pentagon announced on May 9 that a U.S.-led coalition air strike killed Abu Wahib, a middle-level Islamic State military leader in charge of Iraq’s Anbar province on May 6.
Wahib was blown up along with three other jihadists in a drone strike on the car they men were riding in. The terror leader had been a high profile figure who appeared in several gruesome execution videos.
A defense official said the raid that killed Wahib employed a missile-firing unmanned aerial vehicle against the terrorist’s car. The fact that a drone was used in the attack also may explain the government’s reluctance to release the transcript.
The secrecy surrounding the transcripts of Mateen’s comments appears based on Obama administration fears that publicizing the jihadist’s statements would fuel further attacks.
The administration has sought to play down domestic ISIS-inspired terror attacks as disconnected from the Islamic ideology. The number of ISIS-linked attacks has increased over the past year.
FBI and Orlando police spokesmen declined to comment when asked why the full transcript was not made public earlier.
Heather Fagan, deputy chief of staff in the Orlando mayor’s office, said the transcripts were withheld by the FBI during the Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation and released last week.
“The Department of Justice and the FBI recently advised the city of the FBI’s determination that the 911 calls no longer need to be protected as their release would not compromise the ongoing investigation into the Pulse nightclub massacre,” she told the Free Beacon.
The FBI and Justice Department released a partial transcript of the calls June 20—eight days after the attack. But those transcripts made no reference to the Iraqi airstrike that killed Wahid, or the Boston Marathon bomber.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said during his first call with the crisis negotiator, Mateen explicitly stated U.S. involvement in Syria and Iraq motivated the attack.
“This fact differs dramatically and widely from the initial media and police reports,” he said. “It is important for us to understand why that was the case. If officials intentionally sought to downplay the threat from radical Islamic terrorism, that would not only be wrong, but would also be a disservice to the American public.”
Counterterrorism experts questioned the FBI’s failure to release the full transcript sooner and suggested it is part of U.S. government efforts to obscure the nature of the domestic terror threat.
Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism expert, said the 911 transcript “completely destroys” the White House policy narrative of so-called “lone wolf” terror attacks.
“Omar Mateen isn’t a random individual discontented from a broader conspiracy,” Gorka said, noting the terrorist’s claim of allegiance to the Islamic State ties him to a broader global jihadist movement.
Also, Mateen’s references in the transcript to the Islamic observance of Ramadan and fasting the day of the attack “flies in the face of the administration’s argument that these attacks are wholly disconnected from Islam,” added Gorka, a professor of strategy and irregular warfare at the Institute of World Politics.
“Justifying the attack as a response to our targeting of Abu Wahib, the ISIS head of the Al Anbar Lions, reemphasizes to reality that this is a borderless war in which the individual neutralization of high value targets will not bring us ultimate victory,” Gorka said. “Only the delegitimization of the ideology that men like Mateen adhere to can do that.”
Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the failure to release the Mateen transcript earlier highlights the government’s reluctance to expose the threat.
“It is very disappointing that information like this is consistently withheld,” Hoekstra said. “It’s a pattern that is deeply troubling and calls into question the FBI’s whole strategy of keeping America safer by hiding information.”
Said Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor who handled terrorism cases: “The catalyst for all jihadist terrorism is Islamic supremacist ideology and its agenda to impose sharia.”
“We remain willfully blind to this ideology, so we are increasingly vulnerable to attacks,” McCarthy added. “And by failing to expose and discredit the ideology, we fail both our security and our pro-Western Muslim allies at home and abroad.”
The transcript also reveals that Mateen used deception in his calls to police in an apparent effort to prevent SWAT teams from conducting a raid against his location. Mateen falsely told the negotiator that he had planted car bombs around Orlando and was preparing to outfit four explosive vests on hostages, which he described as similar to the suicide bomb vests worn by Islamic terrorists in the November 2015 mass shootings in Paris.
During the initial conversation, Mateen was asked his name and told the negotiator, “My name is I pledge of allegiance to (unidentifiable name) of the Islamic State.”
The FBI statement said the 911 calls made by Mateen would not be released “out of respect for the victims” of the mass shooting. It stated that Mateen wanted the United States to stop bombing in Iraq and Syria. The FBI said Mateen told police, “I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings” and that he pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.
A joint Justice Department-FBI statement issued June 20 included a partial release of the Mateen calls but did not disclose the details made public on Friday.
“The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter’s interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency, while remaining sensitive to the interests of the surviving victims, their families, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation,” the statement said.
“We also did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda.”
The statement went on to say that unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders “have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime.”
“As much of this information had been previously reported, we have re-issued the complete transcript to include these references in order to provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.”
The statement was referring to the first 911 call made by Mateen. The detailed calls to the police negotiator were withheld from release.
Police in Orlando released a number of 911 calls from victims in and around the club during the attack, but are withholding 230 calls made by victims to 911 emergency dispatchers under a law that allows keeping audio and transcripts secret when the calls involve a person being killed.

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They have 3 days left to keep the internet safe. Will Congress do it or not?

Joel Pollak and Frank Gaffney both note that it's just three days left till Obama could surrender away the internet to unreliable sources and form a disaster for everybody in electronics. It remains to be seen if Congress will act to prevent the disaster or not. And you can very well say that if the GOP reps won't do it, it'll be to their discredit for enabling something that could easily destroy a lot of hard work to make this a better world.

So what's it going to be with Congress? Are they going to prove themselves or not?
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Britain ‘could take 20,000 migrants from Italy’ as packed migrant centres face closure

Terrorist Diaspora Made Up of Widows and Orphans

From The Express:
“BRITAIN could face a fresh influx of up to 20,000 migrants as Italy’s interior ministry warns the country could be forced to close its reception centres. 
The ministry has said a budget shortfall of €60million could lead to crowded reception centres closing within a matter of weeks. 
If the closures go ahead, the migrants will be let loose and may be compelled to seek refuge in wealthier countries in northern Europe, including Britain. 
Italian government ministers warned months ago the number of migrants entering the country was becoming “unmanageable” as more than 132,000 migrants have sought refuge in Italy this year alone. 
As Italy warns its reception centres are at breaking point, the interior ministry hastened to add if migrants end up wandering the Italian streets, it “could create problems of public order because of the social tensions that it risks generating”. 
The majority of the migrants crossed via the Mediterranean Sea from the North African coast from countries including Nigeria, Senegal, Gambia, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. 
Italy is currently paying between 25 and 45 euros per day to feed and shelter a total of 160,000 migrants. And the government claims its budget is so overstretched that staff at some of the refugee centres have not received their salaries for more than six months. 
Giuseppe Guerini, president of Confcooperative, a federation of NGOs, said: “There have never been such serious delays in payment (to migrant facilities) and beyond the very high risk of no longer being able to provide assistance to asylum seekers, it also poses problems for the staff of these centres. 
“For more than six months, members of staff have not received their salaries. We’re at the point of collapse.” 
Interior minister Angelino Alfano revealed the Italian treasury would need to release more money in order to prevent the reception centre closures. 
The UN warned earlier this month that at least 235,000 refugees were waiting on the coast of Libya to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy.”
MEANWHILE

FBI DIRECTOR COMEY WARNS THE WESTERN WORLD FACES  THREAT "LIKE WE HAVE NEVER SEEN" FROM "TERRORIST DIASPORA" 

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So, have I missed anything?

Let's see, before I went back to get the start up going to design web sites, work on back end SQL, and IT service work:

  • Hillary Clinton was held accountable by the majority of the public for nothing
  • Legal immigrants from the middle east claiming to be involved in some obscure manner with LGBT were killing Americans
  • Obama was claiming via some tortuous path of statistical permuations things were actually good in the USA
  • Cops, somehow, were killing black men and riots over the confusing events ensued
  • Many Americans who happen to be black perceived that the cops WERE up for killing black men and many Americans  who happen to be white folks just did not see it that way, and  this divide was deepening and widening.
  • Trump was having his heretofore CLEAR twin (WINNING) messages of free trade (economy) and the border (security at home) make it's way from his head to the mindset of the public because he could not resist killing. with unlimited and public effort, any perceived assault on his way of life.
  • The media's panic and ensuing hysteria that their entire perception of reality was going to be rejected and that they themselves would find TV viewing (and ad revenue-and the lifestyles that resulted) greatly reduced, and that NYT, WaPo, Boston Globe LA Times readership would be greatly reduced, (and ad revenue-and the lifestyles that resulted), and that all the nice things which they cared about (and ad revenue-and the lifestyles that resulted) greatly reduced, RESULTED in a series of smears, some OUTRIGHT lies, innuendo increasing in frenzy and frequency.
  • Other nations were taking advantage of both the purposeful retreat of America and her influence, lack of care and effort by this administration in any meaningful way and abandonment of allies around the world on the seas and on the ground, and even in THIS HEMISPHERE
You tell me, have I missed anything?
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Target: DOWN DOWN DOWN


From the Federalist:
Several months ago, Target stores made an odd gamble. They risked alienating their primary customer base—moms with young kids—to win the praise of the transgender lobby. They announced their ill-conceived new bathroom policy on April 19, then recently announced their sales numbers for the first quarter since that policy. 
How did it pay off? 
USA Today reported that Big Red’s second-quarter earnings fell 9.7 percent and it “lowered its sales estimate for the rest of the year.” Reuters explained that net sales plummeted 7.2 percent compared to last year. 
New stores open for less than a year saw their sales decline by 1.1 percent, not a good trajectory for building an essential early customer base off the local buzz of a shiny new store in the neighborhood. 
The Wall Street Journal reported this is the first time Target sales have fallen at their more established stores in two years, and to expect further declines. 
CEO Brian Cornell told the Journal, “Our number one challenge was traffic, which affected sales in all of our merchandise categories.” 
Traffic—as in regular customers choosing to stay away from the store for some reason. 
Target officials blamed their earnings drop on “a difficult retail environment,” but it was not so difficult for others. As Target was reporting flagging sales, CNBC reported that “the world’s largest retailer got even bigger during the second quarter.” 
Big Blue enjoyed its largest sales gains across same-store comparisons in four years, an increase of 1.6 percent for Walmart’s American stores.
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Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss
Make The World Go Away



For The Good Times


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THE PEOPLE DECIDE: Most Snap Polls Show Trump Won First Debate

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

HILLARY CHEATING AT THE DEBATE?






During the debate, several comments mentioned it appeared that Hillary was reading from her notes and she appeared to pay less attention to Donald with short pauses between her ramblings.
Some lady on twitter made a great point.[Hillary wasn't thumbing through notes] You cant have your notes follow the exact order of the questions any other way. Hillary knew the questions!
Twitter: What's on Hillary's back? Microphone? Coughing prevention machine? Earpiece?
A former audio tech suggested it could be an in-ear wireless monitor but that's not to say they both had the SAME monitors.
Here is a photo of Trump's lecturn from the side and a glimpse of Hillary's lecturn.
Here is a snapshot of The post debate cleaner


who immediately collected Hillary's notes and slipped them into a brown folder



and then handed them off to Lester Holt?

No one appeared to collect Trumps notes in a similar fashion. Hmmmm.
Clinton received debate questions week before debate, according to sources 
The first presidential debate was held and Hillary Clinton was proclaimed the winner by the media. Indeed Clinton was able to turn in a strong debate performance, but did she do so fairly? Multiple reports and leaked information from inside the Clinton camp claim that the Clinton campaign was given the entire set of debate questions an entire week before the actual debate.

Earlier last week an NBC intern was seen hand delivering a package to Clinton’s campaign headquarters, according to sources. The package was not given to secretarial staff, as would normally happen, but the intern was instead ushered into the personal office of Clinton campaign manager Robert Mook. Members of the Clinton press corps from several media organizations were in attendance at the time, and a reporter from Fox News recognized the intern, but said he was initially confused because the NBC intern was dressed like a Fed Ex employee.
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