Judicial Watch Files FOIA Suit To Compel DOJ To Turn Over FISA Documents
June 4, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a major breaking story, Judicial Watch has filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice to force the agency to comply with its previous [Feb 2018] Freedom of Information Act filings demanding any and all documents relevant to the FISA controversy dating from June 2016.
The DOJ acknowledged receipt of the requisite documents and since then provided no reason why the requested information should not be immediately provided.
Having offered no defense it seems that the DOJ is going to lose this historic stand-off.
Salient points taken from JW’s lawsuit.
“Plaintiff Judicial Watch, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against Defendant U.S. Department of Justice to compel compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 (“FOIA”). As grounds therefor, Plaintiff alleges as follows:
On February 9, 2018, Plaintiff submitted a FOIA request to DOJ seeking the following records:
1. Any and all records of communications and correspondence between DOJ officials and Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (“USSCJ”) and/or their staff members regarding USSCJ’s attempts to acquire the applications and renewals for FISA warrants against Carter Page and any other members of President Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as any records relating to or forming the basis of those FISA warrant applications/renewals.[Read More]
The Muslim Authoritarian Mentality
By AMIL IMANI
Crossposted at American Thinker
June 3, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - For thousands of years, Arabs lived in an authoritarian paternalistic culture. There was always a headman, a chief, a dictator, or a know-it-all who had the answers or resources who had to be followed and obeyed. This "follower mentality" had great heuristic value. It freed the masses from the often arduous task of thinking for themselves, taking responsibility, and tackling problems. It was always easier to let someone else do all those chores and simply follow his directives. This type of mentality was ideal for Muslims who did not want to think for themselves.
Authoritarian paternalistic culture ruled the Arabs for as far back as historical records show. Arabs were always headed by an autocratic man. At times, there were councils, all male and usually advisory in function with no or little executive power. The headman embodied in himself all authority: the legislative, the judiciary, and the executive.
The system was a top-down hierarchy, where all directives and decisions were dictated from the top, and all people were to serve the top and at the pleasure of the top.
A father in the family and a father figure of some kind in the larger group always ruled. The man on top, a father or a father figure, was adhered to as the authority, followed, and obeyed.
Islam is custom-made and perfectly suited for people who are accustomed to being treated like children. Being a Muslim is a bargain of sorts. The believer continues to remain in a child mentally while aging. His part of the bargain is the total surrender to Islam. In return, Islam promises to supply him surefire answers as well as a perfect roadmap for this life and guaranteed bliss in the afterlife.[Read More]
In California, The Second Amendment Is Effectively Dead - NRA MIA
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
By WILLIAM MAYER
June 2, 2018 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In its advertising, the National Rifle Association, self identifies as “ Freedom’s Safest Place,” but a deeper probe into the workings of America’s largest 2nd Amendment lobby, and the chimera invoked by the “man on the white horse protecting the rights of responsible firearms owners” quickly flakes away.
The truth is that the NRA has never been committed to the type of line in the sand, uncompromising defense of the Second Amendment as one can always expect coming from groups like the ACLU when it comes to the First Amendment. If the ACLU compromised as much and as often as its fellow lobbyists in the NRA, freedom of speech would likely be dead in the United States.
So in that sense the ACLU should be the model for an absolutist organization charged with protecting the right of American citizens to defend themselves.
It doesn't take much digging to conclude that the NRA has become such a creature of the DC Swamp that the organization itself poses a threat to what is left of the 2 nd Amendment. We say this because in marketing itself as something it is not, the organization has sucked up all the resources that its 5 million members could have repurposed to create a “give no quarter” modern, cost-effective and transparent firearms rights organization much in the mold of Judicial Watch that daily is breaking down the doors of corruption in DC on a budget that is paltry by comparison.
Instead of actively resisting any and all calls for increased regulation of firearms [there are over 10,000 firearm regulations already on the books] especially in states such as California whose citizens are laboring under what are among the nation’s most Draconian and presumptively unconstitutional fire arms regulations, one of the National Rifle Association’s most recent and public displays of legal strategy in the state involved a ridiculous administrative law exercise that would at best, force the state to publish its gun-grabbing legislation in sufficient time to permit public comment, before descending on law abiding, gun owning citizens of California.[Read More]
Soros Funded Muslim Trojan Horse - Abdul El-Sayed - Wants To Govern Michigan
By WILLIAM MAYER
June 1, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - A 33 year old medical doctor is vying to represent the Democrat party in the 2018 race to become Michigan’s governor.
What is there to distinguish this particular candidate from his rivals, aside from his slick glib manner and almost complete lack of experience?
Abdul El-Sayed is a Muslim who appears to have been hand-selected by the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans for just this kind of role, he having been awarded a “Fellowship…to support work towards an MD/PhD in Social Medicine and Social Medicine at Columbia University.” [source, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship]
Note the distinction; Dr. El-Sayed has not been trained to be just any kind of doctor, but rather one who uses his position to slyly leverage a career as a social justice warrior rather than one of healing.
The various Soros funded organizations have been extremely active this year in their attempt to elect radical progressive/neo-Marxists to high elective office; but this is a game-plan very long in the making and one in which the hard left and the Islamists have become partners. So significant is this pairing that David Horowitz calls it the "Unholy Alliance."
At its base this strategy was set forth in 1991 by the Muslim Brotherhood theorist, Mohammed Akram who outlined the Muslim game-plan for the subversion and eventual [hoped] conquest of America and in a larger context, Western Civilization.
In it Akram wrote:
“The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated ad God's religion is made victorious over all other religions..."
"...Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack..." [source, On The General Strategic Goal For The Group In North America, p. 21 (text in both Arabic and English) PipeLineNews.org]
This document, captured in a Virginia terror raid by the U.S. Treasury was a key piece of evidence presented in the successful prosecution of the U.S. based HAMAS funder the Holy Land Foundation For Relief and Development.
Thus outlined we recognize this civilizational strategy as the type of internal subversion Cicero warned about over two millennia ago:[Read More]