January 25, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In another whiny editorial, the 1/23 edition of the New York Times accuses Israeli PM Netanyahu of using his scheduled address to Congress to bolster his credentials in the upcoming parliamentary elections. As the Times sees it, Boehner and Netanyahu are trying to “undermine” the administration’s nonexistent anti-terror strategy especially regarding Iran and its nuke ambitions.
“…Mr. Netanyahu, facing an election on March 17, apparently believes that winning the applause of Congress by rebuking Mr. Obama will bolster his standing as a leader capable of keeping Israel safe. Mr. Boehner seems determined to use whatever means is available to undermine and attack Mr. Obama on national security policy…” [source, Editorial, Playing Politics On Iran , NYT]
When it comes to protecting Obama the Times’ boys are hysterical little girls, shrieking that John Boehner [despite a 6 year record of being comically deferential to the CIC] “…seems determined to use whatever means is available to undermine and attack Mr. Obama on national security policy.”
It would be amusing to push the NYT sock puppet editorial board to define, in simple terms what Obama is trying to do internationally to quell the Islamic jihad. Our guess is that answer would be incomprehensible because Team O can’t point to a single achievement in foreign relations:
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM
January 23, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Following the January 7 massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, where Islamic gunmen killed a dozen people because the satirical magazine had mocked the prophet of Islam, one thing has become clear: the amount of atrocities committed in the name of Islam all around the world have become so frequent, so ubiquitous, that other, lesser hostilities by Muslims, which might once have been newsworthy, are now completely falling by the wayside, seen as minor and insignificant—commonplace, almost expected.
Thus, while Islamic gunmen were massacring “infidels” in Paris (and elsewhere), “everyday Muslims” in Europe were engaging in less dramatic, but no less significant behavior.
On Friday, January 9—Friday being when Muslims get most riled during mosque sermons and when non-Muslims are frequently attacked—“foreigners” in Italy, believed to be Muslims, attacked a man kneeling in prayer before the statue of the Virgin Mary, tore the photo of a loved one from his hand, and then broke and urinated on the Virgin Mary statue . By the time police arrived at the chapel the attackers had already fled…
January 20, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - What follows is a remarkably frank piece featuring Fox News' Lou Dobbs who has the commendable habit of not pulling any punches. In the below video Dobbs details the explosion of Shari'a centric, jihadist groups across the United Sates.
Some of the members of these sleeper cells are actively training for guerilla warfare, all of them need to be rooted out and destroyed.
Note the heavy presence of Islamist communities in the North East section of the United States. One might think that since some of these sleeper cells are frightening close to DC that national legislators would have a better handle on the threat posed by Islamic jihad by indigenous terrorists.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
January 20, 2015 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – PipeLineNews.org - On November 12, 2014, Dutch suicide bomber “Abu Abdullah Al-Hollandi” blew himself up at the entrance of a federal police headquarters in west Baghdad, Iraq. Eleven people were killed and 23 were wounded in the attack for which ISIS has claimed responsibility. There are now at least 180 Dutch jihadists who’ve joined terrorist groups such as ISIS (IS) and Al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda. Thirty-five of them have returned to Holland, and they pose a very serious security threat; they’re ticking time bombs. “We can’t monitor all of them,” Dutch security and police officials say.
Abu Abdullah Al-Hollandi’s real name was Sultan Berzel, a Dutch-Turkish teenager from the southern city of Maastricht, a hotbed of crime and jihadism in the Netherlands. Before traveling to Syria, Sultan left a farewell letter for his father Abdessamad Berzel which read in part, “Do not worry, Allah will take care of me.” Then he made several phone calls to his father who was indeed deeply worried about his son’s fate. In his first phone call Sultan told his father that he was in Raqqa, Syria, the so-called capital of the “Islamic State” (IS). Sultan’s last call to his father was on November 9, 2014, “he told me he was in Mosul in Iraq,” Abdessamad Berzel said in a TV interview. “He wanted a longer conversation with me. I suspect it was because he knew it would be our last conversation on the phone.” It was only three days later that Sultan Berzel detonated his suicide bomb in Baghdad, bringing the tally to four jihadist Netherlanders who have blown themselves up in either Syria or Iraq.
If a Dutch suicide bomber can kill police officers in Baghdad, he can do the same, or worse for that matter, in a Dutch, Belgian, French or German city. Police officers were recently targeted by well armed and well trained jihadists in France and Belgium. Three police officers died in Paris. Franck Brinsolaro and Ahmed Merabet died on January 7, 2015, during the terrorist attack on the editorial office of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The attackers – two French Algerian brothers named Saïd and Chérif Kouachi – shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” and “We avenged the prophet.” The prime targets for the Al-Qaeda terrorists, though, were the magazine’s cartoonists, especially editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier whom the terrorists and Al-Qaeda in Yemen held responsible for “offensive” cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed. Many Muslims believe that offending the prophet Mohammed deserves the death penalty.
One day before he killed four Jewish victims in the kosher grocery store in Paris, Amedy Coulibaly, a radicalized second-generation Malian immigrant and a notorious criminal, killed female police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe.
Although he had never traveled to Syria, Coulibaly had sworn allegiance to the ruthless ISIS-leader Al-Baghdadi. Police also found ISIS-flags, kalashnikovs and explosives in his apartment.
Dutch and French jihadists in Syria praised the attacks in Paris. A jihadist from the Dutch city of The Hague who calls himself “Fighting Journalist” twittered from Raqqa, Syria: “Vive la France!” (Long live France!). “Those who offend the prophet will pay the price, even after twenty years,” he added.
January 19, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Nigeria is probably the least effective of any major African country when it comes to maintaining internal security. The blame for this can be laid squarely at the feet of President Goodluck Jonathan who has done little to defeat the brutal jihad which has been waged against the oil-rich nation by the Muslim terror group Boko Haram over the last 5 years.
Though hard figures are impossible to determine, a rough body count would indicate that over 13,000 have been killed since the beginning of last year, and a similar number seriously wounded in Abubakar Shekau’s bloody campaign to create an African caliphate operating under the Shari’a.
As stated in our January 11 piece, Boko Haram Massacre In Baga, Nigeria - Thousands Feared Killed , the group recently killed approximately 2,000 in its most brazen attack so far:
“Over the last 5 days, Boko Haram has carried out what is believed to be the worst massacre in its bloody history. The carnage took place in the town of Baga [former population 20,000] located in Northern Borno State, Nigeria. Borno is the geographical power base of the rebel army and though Baga was nominally under the protection of a “multinational” military base, the town was razed to the ground and many of its residents murdered as soldiers fled the onrushing terrorists.
Desertion in the face of Boko Haram attacks has become the norm throughout the country as the central government of Goodluck Jonathan has proved unwilling to resist the group militarily. There have been rampant complaints by Nigerian security forces that they lack even the most basic supplies with which to engage the enemy. Reports abound of units being sent into battle without rifles and/or ammunition, which has caused protests by the soldier’s wives who refuse to allow their men to be fed into the meat grinder with no means of defense.
Though the country supposedly has some main battle tanks [many of which are older than the average soldier] APCs and field artillery there is little evidence that this hardware has been widely employed when confronting a better armed, far more highly motivated enemy. Dispatches coming from the Jonathan government have zero credibility because it's been caught lying far too often. Unbelievably, it’s claimed on at least three different occasions to have killed terror leader Abubakar Shekau only for him to subsequently appear in mocking videos seeming none the worse for wear. Shekau has also used these videos to directly threaten the United States…”
In keeping with his policy of “leading” by doing nothing at all, President Obama has refused to provide any assistance [either technical or in the form of military hardware] to the besieged state.
January 15, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Tomorrow the Center for Security Policy will host a lunch [12:00 – 1:30] at the National Press Club in DC during which national defense experts will present a plan to combat and defeat Islamic terrorism.
The craven jihadist attacks which have recently taken place in France, Belgium, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya, Australia and Canada have demonstrated that the West lacks a unifying policy to defeat and destroy this ever more virulent threat.
Though each of these jihadist attacks is an entity unto itself, all of the perpetrators share the same ideology and goal, the imposition of Shari’a on a worldwide basis and the establishment of a caliphate – an Islamic theocratic dictatorship which draws its authority from the holiest Muslim texts including the Qur’an.
The Center for Security Policy, which prides itself on being the “Special Forces in the War of Ideas,” has sponsored in recent months an informal “tiger team” modeled after an actual "Spec-Ops A-Team." The individuals comprising the action group were selected for their long-time national security expertise and are adapting the strategy that defeated the last totalitarian ideology that sought our destruction, Soviet Communism, as a template.
Participating Members of the Secure Freedom Strategy “Tiger Team” include:
Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army, Ret.), former senior Special Operator and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and father of the Navy Red Cell counterterrorist unit.
Kevin Freeman, Chartered Financial Analyst and best-selling author of Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Attacked the U.S. Stock Market and Why it Can Happen Again
Clare Lopez, Senior Vice President Center for Security Policy for Research and Analysis and former Operations Officer in the CIA’s Clandestine Service
Dr. J. Michael Waller, expert on information warfare and influence operations
David Yerushalmi, Esq., co-founder and partner, American Freedom Law Center, and expert on Shari’a
Fred Fleitz, career intelligence professional who served under William J. Casey at the Central Intelligence Agency
The panel will be moderated by Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (Acting) under President Reagan.
January 14, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Apparently never tiring of its role as defender of the indefensible, Aljazeera is today offering the risible claim that, “experts say disenfranchisement, Islamophobia make youth more susceptible to recruitment by extremist groups.” [source, Hakeem Muhammad, Is France failing its first-generation Muslim immigrants? ]
Coming on the same day that Anjem Choudary [the UK imam who was arrested in a terror investigation in September and in a typical show of British spinelessness, was subsequently released] called the newest issue of Charlie Hebdo “ an act of war,” Aljazeera is also blaming the victims of last week’s murderous jihadist attack in Paris which left 17 dead.
In a calculated incendiary action taken immediately after the massacre, Choudary issued a manifesto of sorts which is as defiant as it is revelatory of the true nature of Islam:
“Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone. Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on people’s desires.” [source, Andre Walker, Radical Imam Anjem Choudary Calls Charlie Hebdo Front Page ‘Act Of War’ , Breitbart News]
Aljazeera’s article is more of the same, excusing the real cause - a foolish multicultural society whose moral cowardice has allowed Shari’a centric Muslim enclaves to fester into no-go zones for French law enforcement [such as it is, bicycle bound and unarmed] - and thus become domestic terror incubators.
January 11, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Over the last 5 days, Boko Haram has carried out what is believed to be the worst massacre in its bloody history. The carnage took place in the town of Baga [former population 20,000] located in Northern Borno State, Nigeria.
Borno is the geographical power base of the rebel army and though Baga was nominally under the protection of a “multinational” military base, the town was razed to the ground and many of its residents murdered as soldiers fled the onrushing terrorists.
Desertion in the face of Boko Haram attacks has become the norm throughout the country as the central government of Goodluck Jonathan has proved unwilling to resist the group militarily. There have been rampant complaints by Nigerian security forces that they lack even the most basic supplies with which to engage the enemy. Reports abound of units being sent into battle without rifles and/or ammunition, which has caused protests by the soldier’s wives who refuse to allow their men to be fed into the meat grinder with no means of defense.
Though the country supposedly has some main battle tanks [many of which are older than the average soldier] APCs and field artillery there is little evidence that this hardware has been widely employed when confronting a better armed, far more highly motivated enemy.
Accurate accounts of this incident are largely unavailable. Those generated by the government have no basis in fact and those leaking out through media sources often rely on anecdotal information by observers who themselves are fleeing the onrushing mayhem and hence have no overall understanding of exactly what is happening.
Dispatches coming from the Jonathan government have zero credibility because it's been caught lying far too often. Unbelievably, it’s claimed on at least three different occasions to have killed terror leader Abubakar Shekau only for him to subsequently appear in mocking videos seeming none the worse for wear. Shekau has also used these videos to directly threaten the United States.
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM
January 10, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Speaking before Al-Azhar and the Awqaf Ministry on New Year’s Day, 2015, and in connection to Prophet Muhammad’s upcoming birthday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a vocal supporter for a renewed vision of Islam, made what must be his most forceful and impassioned plea to date on the subject.
Sisi during his New Year’s Day speech before Al Azhar
Among other things, Sisi said that the “corpus of [Islamic] texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the years” are “antagonizing the entire world”; that it is not “possible that 1.6 billion people [reference to the world’s Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live”; and that Egypt (or the Islamic world in its entirety) “is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lot—and it is being lost by our own hands.”
The relevant excerpt from Sisi’s speech follows, translation by Michele Antaki.
“I am referring here to the religious clerics. We have to think hard about what we are facing—and I have, in fact, addressed this topic a couple of times before. It’s inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma [Islamic world] to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the orld. Impossible! That thinking—I am not saying “religion” but “thinking”—that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It’s antagonizing the entire world!”
Is it possible that 1.6 billion people [Muslims] should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live? Impossible!
I am saying these words here at Al Azhar, before this assembly of scholars and ulema—Allah Almighty be witness to your truth on Judgment Day concerning that which I’m talking about now..."
January 7, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - At least 12 were killed in a military style jihadist attack today in Paris. A local synagogue was firebombed also, but casualty reports are scarce. This story is developing and we will be updating this piece as new information warrants, but the atrocity/war crime is believed to be in response to the publishing of drawings which Muslims find offensive.
At least one of the black-clad Muslim terrorists was calling out the traditional Muslim battle cry, Allahu Akbar. It's believed that the assault team was comprised of three men armed with battle rifles. French police responded but were powerless to do anything because they were unarmed, a policy which seems to be a growing trend in Europe.
DC is uncomfortable calling this an act terrorism, but the new reality of armed conflict in Europe forced Mr. Obama's hand. Ditto, the response of the French president who is obviously as clueless as Team Obama.
Statement by the President on the Attack in France: "I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time. France is America’s oldest ally, and has stood shoulder to shoulder with the United States in the fight against terrorists who threaten our shared security and the world. Time and again, the French people have stood up for the universal values that generations of our people have defended. France, and the great city of Paris where this outrageous attack took place, offer the world a timeless example that will endure well beyond the hateful vision of these killers. We are in touch with French officials and I have directed my Administration to provide any assistance needed to help bring these terrorists to justice." [source, WH website]
No mention of jihad, muslim or Islam...wouldn't want to provoke the tolerant religion of peace perhaps?
We ask all American alternative media sources to publish the so-called "Mohammed" cartoons. It's time to stand in solidarity as members of Western civilization.
The First Amendment is still alive here, no one tells us what not to publish...
December 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Since 2009 Boko Haram has waged a brutal campaign of terror against the people of Nigeria, killing at least 13,000. Led by what appears to be a crazed individual, Abubakar Shekau, the group was “doing ISIS” before that organization existed [although its forebear, al-Qaeda in Iraq, was no slouch in that regard].
Nigeria is one of the world’s largest exporters of oil and the resulting revenue has made the country arguably the richest on the continent, over-taking South Africa according to some estimates [see, Nigeria Could Become Africa’s Richest Country]
Politically the country is a basket-case with the president, Goodluck Jonathan having proved incapable or unwilling to confront the growing jihad which has over-run many of the country’s northern states.
Though Jonathan has requested assistance from the Obama administration on numerous occasions, nothing has really happened with the possible exception of some improvements having been made to an intel listening post in nearby Chad.
Having closely followed the conflict for years now we can’t recall a single important victory by government forces over Boko Haram. On the contrary, morale is low in the armed forces; poor training, lack of support from the country’s corrupt leadership and an absence of heavy weaponry all lead to a growing feeling that if the insurrection is left unchecked, Nigeria and its neighbors will soon become terrorist states.
The lack of basic supplies has become so critical that there are reports of protests being led by the wives of Nigerian army members because their husbands are being sent into the field with little or no ammunition for their battle rifles.
As a result soldiers are refusing to fight or instead, taking the first opportunity to desert or mutiny. In what has become the typical response of the Jonathan government, instead of remedying the problem it has condemned over 50 soldiers to death for fleeing in the face of enemy attacks.
Though the country is oil-rich, much of it is drained off by corruption at a level uncommon even for Africa. Thus Jonathan has been forced into requesting international loans to help better equip Nigeria’s defense force while petro-billions come and go with little accounting.
The loss of Nigeria to Boko Haram would prove catastrophic, not only for immediate U.S. security concerns but because it would likely lead to some form of consolidated North African caliphate since the group is now very active outside the confines of Nigeria.
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM
December 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Earlier we looked at “ how Western mainstream media enable Islamic terrorism ,” specifically by employing an arsenal of semantic games, key phrases, convenient omissions, and moral relativism to portray such violence as a product of anything and everything—political and historical grievances, “Islamophobia,” individual insanity, poverty and ignorance, territorial disputes—not Islam.
Another strategy that recently came to the fore consists of highlighting Islamic terror attacks that target other Muslims. The logic here is clear: How “Islamic” can such Islamic groups be if they attack and kill fellow Muslims? In other words, whatever the motivation, it surely cannot be Islam, since those being killed are themselves Muslims. This suggests that the terrorists themselves cannot be true Muslims since Muslims are generally forbidden by Islam to kill other Muslims (caveats exist).
December 29, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Imagine a progressive CA Bay Area enclave of wealthy ‘Net brats providing the Catholic Church with funding to spread its pro-life, traditional marriage message.
Then why did the City of Palo Alto, CA fund an Islamic da’wa event [the Eid Festival] by channeling $1000.00 through an Islamist anti-American Muslim group, the American Muslim Voice Foundation?
What happened to the alleged “separation” of church and state?
What about the establishment cause?
You bet, we are talking bend-over, grab your ankles dhimmitude on behalf of a population which would probably riot if the grantee was Catholic.
Can hear the chants now – “No Papists, no Justice!” “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Catholic hate has got to go.”
December 27, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Categorizing two notorious U.S. based Muslim Brotherhood front groups, the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society as “faith based,” the WH is pressuring the United Arab Emirates to remove both organizations from the country's terror watch list.
Per a Fox News report, the Muslim Brotherhood friendly administration met with representatives of both groups over the matter.
“The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim American Society are both listed as Islamist organizations by the Islamist Money In Politics database, which tracks copious political spending by figures linked to the groups. The Muslim American Society was founded as an American-based Muslim Brotherhood front group. CAIR and MAS representatives met with “senior U.S. government officials” just days before Christmas to discuss the groups’ inclusion on the United Arab Emirates’ official list of terrorist organizations. [source Patrick Howley, Obama Admin Spends Christmas Trying To Get Islamist Groups Off Terror List ]
The Obama administration has cultivated a very friendly relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood since its inception. According to authoritative sources, on numerous occasions Team Obama hosted top Islamists including deputies of MB imam, Yusuf al-Qaradawi who has stated that the, “U.S. is an enemy of Islam that has already declared war on Islam under the disguise of war on terrorism and provides Israel with unlimited support.”
December 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Geert Wilders, leader of the PVV [Party for Freedom], will face prosecution over comments that he made regarding wanting fewer Moroccans in Holland.
The statement from prosecutors in The Hague was short:
“Politicians can go far in what they say, that is part of freedom of speech. But the freedom is limited by the ban on discrimination.” [source, PVV leader Geert Wilders will be prosecuted for inciting hatred , Dutch News]
Wilders has risen to prominence in a short time expressing what many native Netherlanders are saying in the privacy of their homes, that Moroccan immigrants, the overwhelming majority of which are Muslim, should no longer be welcome in the country.
Wilders has run afoul of Europe’s draconian “free speech” laws on numerous occasions and is persona non gratia in the UK over similar statements. He was “banned” in 2009 after calling the Qur’an a Fascist book.
What the MSM won’t tell its readers is that Wilders isn’t a racist, Islamophobe or bigot. He simply notes the correlation between the increase in Islamic immigration and a huge spike in violent crime. There are areas in Holland “no-go” zones where the country’s feminized law enforcement refuse to enter even during the day. Invariably these are Muslim neighborhoods whose residents refuse to acculturate.
“Forty percent of Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 24 have been arrested, fined, charged or otherwise accused of committing a crime during the past five years, according to a new report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Interior. Muslim gangs seem to roam at will throughout major Dutch cities, carrying out assaults, thefts and other serious crimes.” [source Soeren Kern, Moroccan Crime in the Netherlands & the Myths of Multiculturalism, Gatestone Institute]
These gangs have especially targeted Holland’s remaining Jewish population. Acts of violence against this Dutch minority are increasing so rapidly that they are being warned to get out for their own safety:
By WILLIAM MAYER
December 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Since the founding of Islam, expressions and symbols of dominion and power have been a major component of its ideological psy-ops, a re-branding operation as newly conquered land gets folded into Dar al-Islam, the house of Islam.
Historically this has often taken the form of building mosques over the rubble of former churches and synagogues.
For example, “…following the Muslim conquest of Jerusalem, the Ummayad Caliphate proceeded to build the Dome of the Rock, the Masjid Qubat al-Sakhra, on top of the Jewish Temple Mount in 689. Inscribed on the inner walls of the shrine are clear warnings to Christianity, professing Islamic supremacy…” [source, Gabriel Scheinmann, Building Mosques on Sacred Sites of Defeated Enemies a Symbol of Conquest , Gatestone Institute]
This is territoriality, the marking of the enemy’s sacred sites and though some might find the comparison offensive, this is exactly what male animals do in the wild, urinating to mark territory. It’s just in this case that Muslims have sacralized the process.
In a similar manner the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC, about which we have written extensively, for example, William Mayer, MPAC’s “Safe Spaces,” Islamist Iron Fist In A Taqiyya Glove ] is employing the same technique though in a more sophisticated, far-reaching and deceptive manner.
Recently MPAC held a “policy forum” in DC the focus of which was “messaging” as it relates to public perception of Islam and/or Muslims in America. A key presentation at the event was led by a hard left PR firm, Hattaway Communications, which produced a multi-page report listing techniques designed to skirt the issues central to how Americans view it’s ever-combative, always pissed-off Muslim minority.
From the preface:
“This manual is a content guide for advocates, media watchdogs, religious organizations and others who seek to improve perceptions of American Muslims and counter anti-Muslim sentiment in the media and public discourse. The language in this manual can be used as a reference or template to help you when writing for, or speaking to, a wide range of audiences.”
December 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The rapidly falling price of crude oil, and consequently the availability of less-than-$3-dollar gasoline is proving a win-win for U.S. national security.
With U.S. oil production up over 50% since 2004, due to new drilling technologies [horizontal drilling and fracking] as well as increased oil exploration [no thanks to the administration, the new oil is coming from private, not federal tracts] foreign countries who depend on oil revenue are hurting.
That most of these countries are Islamic dictatorships and not friendly to U.S. interests simply sweetens the cake.
Iran is massively dependent on maintenance of high crude prices, nearly 20% of the country’s GDP comes from that single source This development has led Iran’s Head of State Rouhani to charge the West is involved in a conspiracy to harm the regime.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
December 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The “Einsatzgruppen” or Operational Groups and the smaller “Einsatzkommandos/Sonderkommandos” or Operational (Special) Commandos followed the Nazi armies which invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. They were murderous mobile units of the SS specialized in mass executions, notably of Jews. There were four Einsatzgruppen: Einsatzgruppe A (North), Einsatzgruppe B (Center), Einsatzgruppe C (South) and Einsatzgruppe D (further down the South, in the Crimea, for example). The SS or “Schutzstaffel” were the most fanatical Nazis and totally committed to mass murder and ran death camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau. The mass excutioners of the Einsatzgruppen were also part of the SS. Their most important symbol was the death’s head or “Totenkopf.”
Between early July and the end of November 1941 Einsatzkommando 3, which was part of Einsatzgruppe A, killed 137,346 persons. Most of the victims were Jews. This was reported by Karl Jäger, the chief of Einsatzkommando 3, on December 1, 1941. Shortly after the Nazis occupied the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, the mass murderers of the SS executed 33,771 Jews – on September 29 and 30, 1941, in just two days, that is. Most of the mass murderers belonged to the notorious SS-Sonderkommando 4a, which was part of Einsatzgruppe C. Sonderkommando 4a was led by Paul Blobel. The figure of 33,771 murdered Jews was equally reported by the SS itself.
Very few Jews survived the Babi Yar massacre. Yet, I managed to interview one of the survivors, namely Vasily Mikhailovsky (Cesar Kats), born in Kiev in 1937.
“My mother died when I was born,” he says. “My father was a soldier in the Soviet Red Army. He was captured but he escaped from captivity and came back to Kiev. The woman who used to clean the streets near our apartment told the Nazis that my father was a Jew and that he was living in that apartment. My father was taken away and killed by the Nazis one day before the Babi Yar massacre.
Before the Nazis occupied Kiev, my father sent us away from the city – my brother Pavel and me, my grandmother as well as my Ukrainian nanny Anastasia Fomina. She was a very good nanny.” “For some reason the train was stopped nearby Kiev. My nanny and I went back to Kiev to take some clothes. When we returned to the train we noticed that it had already left.
The same woman who used to clean the streets told my nanny on September 28, 1941: 'You must bring this small Jewish boy to Babi Yar tomorrow morning. There was also a Jewish cemetry and a railway station nearby.'
It was a long walk to Babi Yar on September 29, 1941. Posters said that all the Jews living in Kiev must take warm clothes, identity papers and valuables with them. The Nazis said: ‘We’ll take the Jews out of Kiev, and maybe we’ll bring them to Palestine.'
Therefore, many people were optimistic until the moment when we came to the place where the Nazis and Ukrainian policemen were standing in two lines. Angry German sheperd dogs were barking.
Crowds of people were behind us. Women and children began to cry. There were lots of children. My nanny Anastasia felt that something was wrong, that the Nazis were going to kill us. She was very nervous and tense, but suddenly she produced her Ukrainian passport and showed it to a soldier. At that time my name was not Vasily Mikhailovsky. My real name was Cesar Kats, a Jewish name.” “Something touched that soldier’s heart when he saw us and Anastasia’s Ukrainian passport. He realized perhabs that a mistake had been made. He allowed me and Anastasia te leave this place of doom. Maybe, he felt remorse in his heart, maybe he assumed I was Anastasia’s son. I don’t know if he was a German SS soldier, but he was among the soldiers who were lined up at both sides.”
December 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – America’s enemies have reason to rejoice today, the Democrat dominated Senate Intelligence Committee has released a detailed report on some of the “enhanced” interrogation techniques which have been used to break Muslim terrorists at Club Gitmo.
Many, inside and outside of government, warned the Senate Democrats and the president, that the information contained in this document would give aid and comfort to the enemy, endanger or compromise field operations [sources and methods] as well as possibly reveal sufficient information to be able to identify individual interrogation team members, thereby placing their lives, and those of their families in great danger.
Former president G.W. Bush, vice president Cheney and former Dir. CIA Michael Hayden all urged that the report not be made public.
“…Former CIA director Michael Hayden said on Sunday that the release of the executive summary would "be used by our enemies to motive people to attack Americans in American facilities overseas." [source, Ned Resnikoff, Flawed, brutal and ineffective: Senate’s damning report on CIA torture , Al Jazeera]
As a result, calls have gone out to U.S. embassies and other places conducting official business abroad advising them to increase their level of security due to possible repercussions from the partisan info dump.
One might assume that a report of such gravity would have been subjected to the closest scrutiny to assure accuracy and limit any potential danger that the release of such sensitive information might cause.
December 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Qatar's state run media is having a field day exploiting the recent civil unrest in the United States caused by a confluence of room temp IQ street thugs, Marxist revolutionaries and citizens who either don’t understand American jurisprudence or simply want to impose their false narrative on tragedies with malicious intent.
For example this from Aljazeera
Thousands took to the streets of Manhattan, and more than 80 people were arrested overnight amid largely peaceful protests over a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a white New York Police Department officer, Daniel Pantaleo, in the July 17 chokehold death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said federal authorities would conduct a civil rights investigation into the matter. [source, Dozens arrested overnight in protests over NYPD chokehold death, Aljazeera US]
This “dissent” created out of a whole cloth fable by people who are hostile to U.S. national security, is a gift of inestimable worth when exploited by our enemies. The profession revolutionaries involved with these street riots know exactly what they are doing and how this plays in the hostile foreign media.
By Samuel Westrop, Gatestone Institute
December 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Debates over the causes of radicalization and extremism in Britain invariably focus on how to tackle support for groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. But why is it that Hamas and PFLP are deemed moderate regardless of how many civilians they murder?
"God be praised for the martyrdom operation in Jerusalem and news of the state of the killed and injured." — Interpal partner Ahmed Brahimi, in response to the murder of Israeli Jews praying in a synagogue.
December 2, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – U.S. officials have finally confirmed that Iran is engaging ISIS in Iraq, with at least one sortie involving an Iranian F-4 attacking ground positions being flown on Sunday. It’s believed that the aircraft was providing support for Iraqi forces attacking ISIS positions in or around the town of Sa'adiya. [source, Janes]
Though DOD and State have danced all around the issue, it’s been clear that Iran has been providing aid to the Iraqi government and that Iranian aircraft have been spotted since June of this year. That this process is quickly turning Iraq into another Iranian client state seems to be of little concern to the president.
Though Team O denies it, the linkage between this administration’s hysterical efforts to hammer out an alarmingly one-sided deal with the Ayatollocracy and the wink-wink, nod-not, cooperation between the two countries is obvious. If only on the basis that it would be in Iran and Obama’s interest [though causing further damage to U.S. national security] to cooperate at some level to make sure that there is no contact between the countries’ military forces.
What we believe this new partnership indicates is that there is substantially more diplomacy going on in private than this administration is willing to admit. The process into which Mr. Obama has become enmeshed is the classic zero sum game, with Iran holding all the cards, including the possibility of Khamenei, outing the administration’s perfidy at any time it deems beneficial to its long term hegemonic agenda.
BREAKING: Terror Attack: Car Bomb Detonated In Malmo Friday Evening
By CHERYL GATESWORTH and WILLIAM MAYER
December 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - Thinking of taking a vacation to Sweden? What comes to mind, national parks, archipelagoes and a fascinating culture? Perhaps you visualize a society that is just, tolerant, welcoming and friendly. The travel brochures suggest Stockholm and Malmo, among other places, as cities to include on your itinerary.
A dark force is at work in Sweden as it is generally throughout Europe - unregulated Muslim immigration.
People of the Islamic faith now constitute 5% of the Swedish population, seemingly a small number. What the travel brochures and the legacy media will not tell you is that the cultural effect produced by what seems to be an insignificant minority has nonetheless been sufficient to push Sweden, among all the Western nations, the farthest down the road towards dhimmitude - the classic status of a thoroughly defeated and humiliated enemy living under Islamic dominance and subject to paying the jizya, the tribute tax, assuming u wish to keep your head attached.
With only an unfurled white flag lacking, it's difficult to imagine that these people and their fellow Scandinavians were once the ferocious Vikings who, over the span of four hundred years, terrorized parts of Europe, plundered, explored and colonized far and wide.
What makes Sweden unique is not simply its refusal to fight the increasing Islamization, but the speed with which it has embraced the invaders and its willingness to jettison Swedish culture with an enthusiasm that must surprise even the Muslims.
The process continues to play out. In the most recent election a lunatic/leftist coalition prevailed, electing Stefan Lofven as PM. In short order Lofven recognized the illegitimate state called Palestine, much to the delight of HAMAS. Sweden's ascendant Muslim immigrants saw it simply as another sign of weakness, a transparent act of appeasement.
In his inaugural address the PM declared that his government would be "feminist" in nature and took the unprecedented step of bringing the Green Party into the country’s executive branch cabinet.
The single ray of sunshine on the Swedish political scene is a relatively new party, the Sweden Democrats. This is a traditionalist, proudly nativist party based upon the core principle of opposing further Muslim immigration. It now controls 49 seats [<15%] in the 349 member parliament, the Riksdag.
Predictably, the party has been savaged by its opponents - especially in the professoriate. Not to be outdone, the Swedish media is engaged in a shrill campaign of character assassination, labeling the Sweden Democrats “Nazis” and “racists.” The European press tends to display its bias more openly than does American media, especially print journo, and when they target someone - such as Dutch politicial and leader of the increasingly popular Party For Freedom, Geert Wilders - the level of vituperation can be overwhelming...Sherman's salted-earth march to the sea.
By Dr. DANIEL PIPES, President of the Middle East Forum
November 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We who follow the Islamist movement fell off our collective chair on Nov. 15 when the news came that the United Arab Emirates' ministerial cabinet had listed the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as one of 83 proscribed terrorist organizations, up there with the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS.
This came as a surprise because the UAE authorities themselves have a record of promoting Islamism; because CAIR has a history of raising funds in the UAE; and because the UAE embassy in Washington had previously praised CAIR.
On reflection, however, the listing makes sense for, in recent years, the Islamist movement has gravely fractured. Sunnis fight Shi'is; advocates of violence struggle against those working within the system; modernizers do battle against those trying to return to the seventh century; and monarchists confront republicans.
November 27, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to the Israeli news website Arutz Sheva, Yisrael Zeira who leads an outreach group called Rosh Yehudi [rough translation, Jewish Mindset] narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday evening while he was driving.
Miraculously, though two bullets struck the driver’s side door, Mr. Zeira escaped without injury:
November 26, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Evidence of the rotting of Western Culture can be found nearly everywhere; in the United States’ refusal to control its borders or re-establish the rule of law, Sweden’s buckling to the demands of a lunatic Muslim minority, France’s acceptance of no-go areas, festering Islamic neighborhoods, Britain’s failure to stop the constant calls to jihad which come from the country’s mosques as well as its recognition of over 100 Shari’a courts…
But this sickness, the unwillingness of West to defend itself against predation, especially that of the Muslim world, has circled back on itself in a manner that defies belief.
In less than 6 months the Jewish state has been forced to fight a defensive war against HAMAS/Fatah after it had launched over 400 rocket attacks on the country from its safe haven in Gaza. Over the last month these same terrorists have waged a brutal wave of “lone wolf” murders against Israeli civilians which have killed over ten people including a 3 month old baby.
Naturally, the entire country has been traumatized.
The response so far has been tepid; a few of these terrorists have been killed in gun battles and a few dozen have been detained for questioning. The most extreme policy the Netanyahu government has undertaken has been the demolition of some of the terrorists’ homes.
But even that rather mild remedy has now been halted by Israel’s notoriously out-of-control - Supreme Court, which has granted an injunction against the practice, of course in response to a lawsuit by Arab plaintiffs.
“The High Court on Wednesday kiboshed government plans to demolish the homes of terrorists. One of the few methods security forces in Israel have to discourage Arabs from joining the ranks of terrorists – demolishing the homes of those involved in terrorism – was taken off the table as the result of a lawsuit by an Arab rights group. [source, Moshe Kohen, Court Steps in to Prevent Terrorist's House Demolition, Arutz Sheva]
November 19, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In what must certainly be the most risible statement coming out of the HAMAS/Fatah/Palestinian Authority over the last few days, the “Voice of Palestine” broadcast the following from Gen. Adnan Damiri, one of the unity government’s talking heads.
“Netanyahu confirms every day that their solutions are not political that will lead to calm, but their solutions are escalatory, which will lead to more blood…They will be responsible for the blood of all people.” [source, Jodi Rudoren, Israel Demolishes Family Home of Palestinian Driver Who Killed 2 Pedestrians , New York Times]
This is typical with the so-called “Palestinian Resistance,” who indiscriminately and savagely murder innocent women and babies. If anything can be gleaned from this it’s that the Arabic jihadists are incapable of seeking peace. With every statement they reveal that these Islamic fanatics can’t be reasoned with.
Lest one think these atrocities are being caused by “just a few radicals,” the sight of Gazan women dancing and eating cookies after their co-religionists hacked 4 Jews to death while they were praying should serve to correct that misimpression. [Note: The lead image is an HAMAS "cartoon." The Jew hatred is obvious and the caption reads, "Where Are They? We sourced the translation from VocaTiv]
After yesterday’s mass arrest of the family of the Har Nof killers, Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal, today PM Netanyahu announced that his government had demolished one of the terrorists homes.
“This morning we demolished the home of a terrorist — this is a significant and important step, and there will be more home demolitions, there will be many more steps…” [source, ibid]
Additionally Israel is refusing to release the bodies of the two cousins who so viciously undertook the Tuesday morning attack.
November 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Tuesday morning, two Arab terrorists attacked a synagogue in Har Nof, an Orthodox section of West Jerusalem as they said their morning prayers. The rampage left 5 dead including a rabbi Three of the five were dual Israeli/American citizens.
Wielding axes and a gun, the barbarous act was committed by cousins, Uday and Rassan Abu Jamal who reportedly worked in close proximity to the house of worship. Both of them were shot dead at the scene by first responders.
More than a dozen family members of the killers were promptly arrested and their homes dynamited.
In the West Bank city of Rafah, a long-time terrorist stronghold, supporters rejoiced, hearing of the carnage while members of HAMAS passed out candy.
In an off the cuff response during a press conference dealing with Ebola, Obama said:
“Tragically this is not the first loss of life that we have seen in recent months; too many Israelis have died too many Palestinians have died. And at this difficult time it’s important for Palestinians and Israelis to work together to lower tensions…”
This is just the latest example of Mr. Obama’s indefensible dissembling and moral relativism when it comes to Muslim terrorism. The Israelis are entirely blameless for the horrific violence which has befallen the Jewish nation over the preceding months. The guilt rests squarely on the Arabic population which rejoices with each new atrocity.
By WILLIAM MAYER
November 17, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipelLineNews.org – In the short span of 30 days, six Israeli civilians, including a 3 month old baby girl, have been killed by the jihadist squatters currently occupying Judea and Samaria, what some refer to as Palestine.
In any country an outbreak of violence on this scale would be major news, however in a tiny country under siege by its Muslim neighbors it’s hard to overstate the effect. This apparently is not the case with many in the U.S. media, most prominently the New York Times.
In doing a Google News search using the term “6 Israelis killed automobile” the first article to pop up at the time of this writing is a November 12 NYT story, see, Isabel Kirchner, Said Gazmail, Israeli Police Officer Held in Deaths of 2 Teenagers.
The matter is presented as if it was an unprovoked attack, a murder. Later in the piece there is the implication that Israeli Jews were responsible for a fire-bomb attack on a mosque. That a synagogue was attacked in a similar manner is mentioned in succeeding paragraphs, but one might guess that few saw it considering the foregoing.
In reading the piece, one gets the impression that it could easily be mistaken for propaganda written by Fatah or HAMAS. This is typical of the legacy media generally and the Times in particular. It’s agendized journo of the worst type, pouring gasoline on an already raging fire:
“The timing of the fire, after a series of deadly vehicular assaults and stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis in recent days, added to suspicions that it was a revenge attack. Jewish extremists have long engaged in what are known as “price tag” operations, so named to exact a price for violence by Palestinians or Israeli actions against the unauthorized building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The police are also investigating the firebombing of a synagogue in Shefaram, an Arab town in northern Israel.”
These 91 words are dripping with venom: ”Jewish extremists,” “price tag operations,” “Jewish settlements,” etc. We find the use of the term "price tag operations" to be morally reprehensible; what’s next, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion? This same newspaper, with great frequency opaquely refers to Islamic jihadists as “militants” or "extremists," as if they were simply unorganized disgruntled people rather than card carrying Muslim terrorists with a specific plan of action.
November 17, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – What follows is a remarkable speech delivered by Geert Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament. First though, it’s necessary to provide some context so that the reader can understand the conditions under which he labors.
Wilders has, almost singlehandedly, changed the political landscape of the Netherlands, a country which is under siege by its Muslim minority. As is the case with many European countries and, here in the United States in cities like Dearborn [aka Dearbornistan], aggressive Islamism is on constant display.
Throughout the country, areas with high concentrations of Muslims have become battle zones and unlivable for citizens who aren’t of that fait. The Muslims in these areas refuse to learn Dutch, accept the culture, social norms and mores of the country which was so kind as to allow them to immigrate from Third World cesspools. They simply refuse to acculturate.
The Muslims have repaid this beneficence with a level of criminality that is outrageously out of proportion to their numbers. Especially of concern is violent criminal behavior, especially rape. Known for its libertine attitudes about sexuality, prostitution is legal, but now Muslim gangs have infiltrated into the legal sex trade and are driving girls as young as 11 and 12 into this violent, degrading lifestyle. Often this happens under the aegis of what are called “lover boys,” Muslim men who are adept at wooing young women and girls, plying them with drugs, gang raping them and to complete the process, taking pictures so that they can be blackmailed.
Dutch Jews are often targeted by Muslim gangs and many fear for their lives. Conditions have deteriorated so much that their fellow Netherlanders are advising them to leave the country for their own safety.
November 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It’s no longer news - since it was revealed about a week ago - that President Obama has been engaged in a secret letter writing campaign between himself and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. This is occurring as the deadline approaches on the public nuke negotiations between Tehran and the so-called P5+1 nations.
In the communication, Obama also suggested other areas in which the U.S. and Iran can “cooperate,” such as the threat posed by ISIS. The latter despite the fact that ISIS, a revolutionary Sunni jihadist group, currently represents a more serious threat to Iran than it does the United States, though it certainly has America in the crosshairs of its long-term goals.
How lessening the pressure on Iran’s weapons of mass destruction program while simultaneously removing a serious military threat across its border improves our diplomatic leverage against the rogue nation is difficult to comprehend.
“A secret letter sent by Barack Obama to Iran’s religious and political leader suggested that diplomacy between the two adversaries over the nuclear issue might presage a broader rapprochement, despite the Obama administration’s denials. The letter, penned in October and sent to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reportedly referenced a shared interest between the US and Iran in combating Islamic State (Isis) militants in Iraq and Syria.” [source, Obama pens secret letter to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei as nuclear deadline looms , UK Guardian]
It’s generally felt that Obama’s approach to the talks has been weak and that the measures suggested will, at best only temporarily slow down, Iran’s relentless push to develop nuclear weapons. Indeed, many experts examining the process believe that Team O’s negotiating posture and proposals are alarmingly weak, designed more for purposes of public consumption rather than to deal head-on with the grave threat a nuclear Iran would present.
While the WH concentrates on creating positive press in an area which it has been alarmingly weak, Iran’s leaders have stepped up its campaign of Jew-hatred, once again threatening Israel with annihilation.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports:
“Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published early Sunday a 9-step plan to “eliminate” Israel, prompting Israel’s prime minister to file a formal complaint with Western negotiators involved in nuclear talks with Tehran.” [source, Adam Kredo, Iran Publishes Plan to ‘Eliminate’ Israel]
November 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Episcopal church will be hosting a Friday Muslim prayer service on November 14 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. In attendance will be two notorious Islamist groups, the Council on American Islamic Realtions [CAIR] and the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA].
About this matter, the Daily Caller observes, “The Islamists expected at the cathedral include representatives from the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In 2009, both groups were confirmed as co-conspirators in a conspiracy to deliver funds to the Gaza-based Hamas jihad group, which regularly launches attacks to kill Jews in Israel.” [source, Neil Munro, Episcopalians Lend D.C. Cathedral to Islamists, Gratis , Daily Caller]
As detailed on internationally respected terrorism expert Steven Emerson’s website, The Investigative Project on Terrorism, “Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 decision stated: "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas, Investigative Project on Terrorism]
The Episcopal church in countenancing this event, aside from it being an act of abject dhimmitude, is granting some of the worst players in the American Muslim community a very much undeserved mantle of legitimacy.
U.S. Wide Open For Asymmetrical Warfare On A Horrific Scale
By WILLIAM MAYER
November 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – There is no more important job for the President of the United States than that of defending and protecting the security of its citizens against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Over a period spanning nearly seventy years the ultimate deterrent which prevented attacks on the United States by hostile nations has been its nuclear arsenal; the triad, thousands of atomic weapons on a variety of platforms and deployed in a segmented array including weapons delivered via stealth bombers, silo based intercontinental ballistic missiles and submarine launched as well as surface ship launched ballistic missiles
The operative theory is that an attack on the U.S. homeland or any of its allies would be met with the total, overwhelming and certain annihilation of the attacking power. Supplementing this was the proviso that if conditions deemed it necessary the United States might strike first, rather than absorb the first wave of an attack and then respond.
At the time, this system of Mutual Assured Destruction [acronym, MAD] wasn't guided by the modern notion of “proportionality.” If a foreign power recklessly stuck America, it wouldn't just “be taught a lesson” it would largely and indiscriminately be incinerated with no distinction made between military and civilian targets.
The idea might be thought of as the ultimate embodiment of Theodore Roosevelt’s aphorism, “walk softly and carry a big stick.”
We currently have an announced [thanks Mr. Obama, why not tell everyone their location also?] 5,113 warheads, certainly a big stick but not as large as that maintained during the Cold War when the U.S. had in excess of 10,000 warheads.
Though we remain in numerous mini cold wars around the globe, the real outlying nations with Soviet type bellicosity and intent which remain are North Korea and Iran...when it gets its dream weapon. Sorry folks unless it takes them more than two years to develop, or the Israelis take out its research and production infrastructure, Iran will be our most hair-trigger nuke threat [note as we reported on October 6, Israel Strikes? - Iran’s Parchin Nuke Site Spontaneously Explodes, PipeLineNews.org, the Israelis view this issue with the utmost gravity].
Iran’s possession of nukes carries an additional complication. Islamic ideologues are not deterred by the notion of certain death, in fact “dying in the way of Allah” promises an afterworld of carnal delight
Recently Mr. Obama announced his intent to cut the U.S. nuke stockpile by at least 30%. Though he is quick to caution that such an action would be dependent upon a negotiated agreement with Vlad Putin. Even casual students of history should know that treaties by and between the U.S. and what is shaping up as a neo-Soviet Union, are worthless exercises in diplomatic tom-foolery.
“After a comprehensive review, I’ve determined that we can ensure the security of America and our allies, and maintain a strong and credible strategic deterrent, while reducing our deployed strategic nuclear weapons by up to one-third. And I intend to seek negotiated cuts with Russia to move beyond Cold War nuclear postures.” [source, Remarks by President Obama at the Brandenburg Gate -- Berlin, Germany , WH website]
Given that our president apparently knows little [and cares less] about the history and development of the West’s classical defense policies, those which won the Cold War, the above statement is irresonsible beyond measure. Moreover, based upon his public pronouncements and conduct of foreign policy, we have seen no evidence that he's ever read the seminal document upon which America’s policy of nuclear deterrence was formulated [see, George F. Kennan, The Sources of Soviet Conduct, Foreign Policy Magazine July 1947].
Obama hasn't been reticent about stating his intentions in this matter.
November 5, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In the second such attack in less than two weeks, today a “Palestinian” Islamic jihadist killed at least one person and injured more than a dozen others as he drove a car into a train platform in East Jerusalem which was clogged with commuters.
In mid October a similar vehicle assault left two dead, one of which was a baby girl.
Fox News is reporting that HAMAS, the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist entity sworn to genocide against the Jews, has expressed support for this indiscriminate act of terrorism against civilians.
"We praise this heroic operation," said Hamas official Fawzi Barhoum. "We call for more such ... operations." [source, One Dead After Car Rams Jerusalem Train Platform In Terrorist Attack , Fox News]
There has been increasing unrest in the Old City of Jerusalem where the Temple Mount site is located, as Muslim express their outrage over any Jewish presence.
This despite the fact that Jewish claims to the site - the most sacred in Judaism - predates that of the Muslims by over a thousand years, dating back to the era of King Solomon.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
November 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA- PipeLineNews.org - The usually well informed German newspaper “Bild” reported on October 5, 2014, that Western security services believe that terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, ISIL or IS) are currently infiltrating Europe by pretending to be asylum seekers. It is “a perfidious terror plan,” Bild writes. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees entered Turkey last month. Western security services believe that special ISIS terror commandos consisting of four men each have crossed the Syrian-Turkish border. From Turkey these terrorist commandos are traveling to European countries using forged passports and claiming to be refugees. They plan to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe, notably in Britain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium.
Bild claims that U.S. intelligence services managed to break the secret communication codes of the ISIS-leadership. From intercepted ISIS communications American intelligence services learned that these terrorists do not want to travel to Western Europe by plane because of usually tight security checks at airports. Bild writes that “German authorities are also quite familiar with this scenario.” This refers to the German secret service, the “Bundesnachrichtendienst” (BND) and the German domestic security service, the “Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz” (BfV). The BND closely cooperates with the CIA and the NSA. The BND recently briefed the German parliament on the nefarious role that the Russians played in the shooting down of a Malaysian civilian airliner over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine.
Bild quotes a source from the German Interior Ministry who says that “jihadist terrorism is once again focusing on Germany.” This poses a high threat to German security “which at any time can result in (terrorist) attacks that vary in size and intensity.” In view of the chaotic situation at the Syrian-Turkish border, it is virtually impossible to detect ISIS-terrorists among the refugees flooding into Turkey, Bild writes. Terrorist experts believe that ISIS wants to expand its war to Europe. Guido Steinberg, for example, writes that German security and intelligence services are not as capable as the U.S. services. They fail to effectively penetrate the ever growing movement of militant Salafists in Germany. Steinberg recently published a highly alarming book on “Al-Qaida’s deutsche Kämpfer” (Al-Qaeda’s German Warriors). Steinberg writes that five German jihadists were involved in suicide attacks in Iraq in July and August 2014. Terrorists from Europe and the United States are well trained in the nearly forty jihadist training camps in Iraq and Syria. A number of them will return to Europe and the U.S. to stage terrorist attacks there. A number of non-European terrorists will enter Europe as so-called asylum seekers.
It is not the first time that Muslim terrorists abused the asylum system. I still remember a Dutch intelligence report from the late 1990s which claimed that Egyptian, Tunisian and Algerian terrorists applied for asylum in Holland. “The number of radical Muslims increases thanks to the asylum channel,” the Dutch Security Service (BVD) warned back in 1998.
October 30, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In a video produced by MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, British Imam Abu Baraa [aka Mizanur Rahman] is shown allying himself with ISI - the kilafa [caliphate] - listing all of the attributes of being governed by Islamic butchers.
Rahman was convicted in 2007 of solicitation to murder American troops and served only 4 years in prison, [source, Euan Stretch, Islamic extremist warns there will be more Lee Rigby-style killings on the streets of Britain , Daily Mirror UK]
Among the aspects of life under the caliphate which Baraa touts are the keeping of slave girls, enforcing paying of the jizya and training children in the use or arms so that they would be useful to ISIS when they reached the age of 15, an age at which Baraa claims makes them adults and ready to join the mujahideen.
He warns the U.S., “How is America going to survive against the Islamic State’s defense and retaliation?” and then states that “it’s already over for America.”
During his 6 minute diatribe touting the caliphate while attacking the West he urged British Muslims to stop being complacent about “Americans killing our brothers…and do something about it!”
THE NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF ALLIANCES WITH THE AMERICAN COMMUNIST PARTY
October 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Some might consider the term communist to be an anachronism with zero applicability to our current state of affairs. If you are of this belief, then congratulations…you have joined the overwhelming majority of Americans, who think the same way.
Unfortunately all of them are wrong.
Communism/Marxism/Collectivism not only exists, it forms the core ideology of the modern Democrat Party and most of the superstructure which gives the party so much clout.
The closer you get to the central kernel of executive authority, the president, the less honest people are regarding their motives as well as ends and means. Conversely, the farther you depart from the button-down, ever so serious world in which President Obama appears to inhabit, the more honest members of the hard left become.
At the end of this chain-linked support mechanism is one of the most brutally honest of all the players, the Communist Party USA. A quick visit to the website tells the tale. So while you will never hear Mr. Obama talk about his dream of collectivizing the United States, his minions have no such hesitancy in advocating for the policies which will bring it about.
"We are urging members to take part in national phone banks once a week or more from now to Election Day, door to door canvassing and travel to battleground states. Let us know that you are taking the challenge or if you are interested in traveling to a battleground state or district by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up here for the AFL-CIO online phone bank and make calls from wherever you are.
Sign up here for the MoveOn national online phone bank to Save the Senate.
Sign up here for the Democracy For America "DFA Dialer" [source, CPUSA, Take the Get Out the Vote Challenge]
October 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In what is perhaps the most severe fighting in weeks, ISIS stepped up its campaign this weekend to overrun the Kurdish city of Kobani, located on the Syrian border.
Launching multi-pronged attacks, ISIS jihadists employed car bombs and heavy mortars to great advantage forcing the Obama administration, for the first time, to drop supplies to the beleaguered Kurdish defenders.
This latter move is being done largely for public/media consumption because the limited air drop only included small arms, hardly the type of weaponry which might successfully do more than keep ISIS at bay.
Though the ISIS stronghold cities such as Mosul, Iraq are of far more strategic importance, Kobani has become something of a yardstick by which the administration’s tepid military response is being measured.
As of this writing it’s impossible to estimate how much of the city is controlled by the Kurds. In large part this is due to the MSM refraining from making such estimates since the truth in most of these matters reflects poorly on Mr. Obama’s ludicrous non-response to the Islamist threat.
October 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – President Obama spent the last few days in California, cramming as many fundraisers into a compressed trip as possible. A few hours ago he was schmoozing in San Francisco, collecting greenbacks by the bucket-load while luxuriating in the adoration which the moneyed left bestows on him.
But what is going on inside his head?
Can he fail to comprehend that as ISIS continues its assault on the Kurds last stand, Kobani, adjacent the Turkish border, and Baghdad, once Iraq’s secure capitol, his entire administration is collapsing around him?
As of this writing the Kurdish hold on Kobani, Syria is quickly slipping away, now controlling, according to inside sources, about 30% of the city. Turkey, showing total contempt for the plight of the Kurds, not to mention its supposed commitments to NATO, is heavily engaged in preventing Kurdish fighters from leaving Turkey to defend Kobani.
The only sound coming from DC…crickets chirping.
Obama doesn’t give a shit about the Kurds and continues to hide behind the ruse that the U.S. needs a ground partner in order to make its extremely limited air campaign “effective.”
In light of the fact that O has sent 4,000 American troops to Africa to “fight” Ebola, it becomes clear that the President isn’t afraid to commit ground forces; he’s just unwilling to have American military power engaged at its core level of competence, killing genuinely bad people and breaking their things.
The administration isn’t even attempting to hide Team Obama’s disdain for dealing with the complexities of the various Middle East conflicts, most of which can be traced to the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“John Kirby [Pentagon spokesman] told Fox News on September 8 that Kobani was not a priority for air strikes. “ISIS wants this town, they want territory, you need willing partners on the ground,” he said. “We are in discussions the Turks about what they can or may do, we can’t make the decision for them.” Kirby added: “There is a limit to air power.... IS wants to hold ground.... Everyone is focused on Kobani and we understand, but we are taking away revenue [from Islamic State] and removing command and control nodes.” [source The Kobani Slaughter, Jerusalem Post] http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-Kobani-slaughter-378603
The WH cannot so easily dismiss the strategic importance of Baghdad, though it has utterly failed to come to the aid of Iraq which now appears to be on life-support.
October 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a stunning setback for Iran’s less-than-covert nuke program, the complex at Parchin, Iran appears to have been largely destroyed over night by what many are speculating was an Israeli spec ops attack.
The site is thought to have been primarily devoted to researching the type of explosives which are necessary to detonate a nuclear weapon, despite constant assurances to the contrary by the Ayatollocracy.
Official Iranian news sources claim that two were killed in the blast which shattered windows at least ten miles away from the site which itself is located in Northern Iran and about 20 miles outside Tehran.
Additional information as of this writing is sketchy, but we find it very difficult to imagine how this could have occurred absent outside assistance, the likely source of which would be Israel, which has repeatedly been threatened with nuclear annihilation by the rogue Shia theocracy.
The WH has not officially commented on the event.
By EMERSON VERMAAT
October 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “A powerful explosion ripped through the U.S. Embassy compound in Beirut Monday, setting off a fire and causing an undetermined number of casualties,” Lebanese police were quoted by Associated Press on April 18, 1983. A car bomb had exploded and apart from the suicide driver 63 people had been killed. It was a Hezbollah operation. On October 23, 1983, another car bomb exploded at the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut. The death toll of this suicide attack was 241 U.S. troops. This, too, was a Hezbollah operation. Hezbollah was, and still is, Iran’s proxy in Lebanon.
These were first the major suicide bombing operations organized by Hezbollah and Iran. After 1983 suicide bombing attacks would proliferate, especially among militant Muslims. Palestinian Islamic Jihad or PIJ was founded in 1981, Hamas six years later, in 1987. Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood. Its aim is to kill all the Jews in Israel and to establish a “caliphate” on “liberated” territory. Hamas and Islamic Jihad was responsible for an increasing number of suicide attacks since October 1994. Between October 2000 and October 2003 there were even one or two Hamas/PIJ suicide bombings every month. This is why Israel’s Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided to build a wall to protect Israeli citizens from further attacks. After the wall had been finished, suicide bombings in Israel decreased rapidly.
Al-Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in the late 1980s. Bin Laden’s chief mentor was a Palestinian radical named Abdullah Azzam. Bin Laden favored suicide attacks against American targets. He wanted to internationalize his “holy war” or jihad. The first Al-Qaeda suicide bombing occurred in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in November 1995 where the U.S. military base was targeted. In August 1998 truck bombs exploded at the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes which were then deliberately crashed into New York’s WTC towers and the Pentagon in Washington. Nearly 3000 people died. The 9/11 operation was led by Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian who had studied architecture in Hamburg, Germany. Atta and his fellow hijackers believed that they would die as “martyrs” for a holy cause and that, consequently, they would go straight to paradise. An initial plan to attack a nuclear reactor had been abandoned.
After June 2000 suicide attacks proliferated. They were carried out in the United States, Russia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, India, Kashmir, China, Somalia, Kenya, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Britain, France, Italy, Sweden and many other countrie.