Meet The Face Of EPA's Domestic Terror Campaign - Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz
April 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a, now viral, video brought to wide public attention today by CNS News [see, Craig Bannister, EPA Official's 'Philosophy' On Oil Companies: 'Crucify Them' - Just As Romans Crucified Conquered Citizens] the EPA's Director of Region VI [Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas] Al Armendariz is quoted as being an admirer of imperial Rome's terrorist techniques [such as random crucifixion} as enforcement tools. We must assume that Armendariz wishes to employ equally terrifying tactics in order to establish EPA's total dominance over the American energy industry.
As CNS notes, "In the video, Administrator Armendariz says...''I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but Ill go ahead and tell you what I said: It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean. Theyd go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, theyd find the first five guys they saw and theyd crucify them.... Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.'"
Mr. Armendariz was appointed to the EPA post in 2009, apparently on the strenght of his reputation as being an environmental whack-job. To that end he had the backing of most of Texas' faux environmental community - not a good sign.
Demonstrative of his viewpoint, while a assistant professor at Southern Methodist University he seemed to advocate, in a July 25, 2007 op-ed published by the Dallas Morning News [see, http://lyle.smu.edu/~aja/armendariz-dmn-july2007.pdf] a completely unrealistic policy of reducing "emissions," by 80% in the Dallas area, to meet a fanciful 2009 EPA deadline to reduce the ozone component of the atmosphere by 12 parts per billion [ppb].
"EPA analyses indicate that emissions reductions of approximately 20 percent are required to lower ozone concentrations by 3 ppb. Remember, we need a 12 ppb drop to meet the standard..."
In criticizing Texas' proposed reduction plan as being too timid, Armendariz, suggests that it is not even close to being restrictive enough to meet the new standard, "...for this to happen...[meeting the 2009 standard]...our ozone levels have to drop from the current level of 96 parts per billion to 84 ppb. A drop of 12ppb is substantial - levels of ozone have never dropped this far in a short period of time in any metropolitan area in the History of the Clean Air Act..."
The fact that Armendariz accepts that meeting the 2009 standard would be impossible without draconian measures doesn't seem to dissuade him from demanding that such action should be taken regardless of consequences, hectoring those reading his screed, "Everyone who breathes should contact Steve Page, EPA director of the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards...and Richard Greene, EPA regional administrator...and tell them that it is time for the state to submit a real clean-air plan for our area."
Armendariz has, throughout his career made no secret of his environmental radicalism. We believe this is what led Bryan Shaw, chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to state real concerns regarding Armendariz' entire approach on environmental matter," he has a long history as an environmental activist, I hope Dr. Armendariz recognizes that this position is too important to be used as a podium for environmental activism..." [source, http://www.texasenvironment.org/news_story.cfm?IID=853]
As if to underwrite Shaw's concerns, Luke Metzger, another enviro-extremist and Director of Environment Texas, cheered Armendariz' appointment, stating, "We are thrilled with Dr. Armendariz's appointment...After eight years of the Bush EPA, it's a new day for Texas environment..." [source, http://www.texasenvironment.org/pr_story.cfm?IID=850]
Armendariz' take no prisoners, damn the economy approach has led him to be called, "the most feared environmentalist," in Texas, "...the genial academic and self-described activist has become the most feared environmentalist in a state [source, In his EPA job, former academic is the most feared environmentalist in the state, http://www.texasenvironment.org/fund/PressClippingsStory.cfm?IID=1019]
All of the above is in keeping with Armendariz' now very public statement advocating a tactical approach to a policy - designed to destroy the production of American energy - which would be akin to the brutality represented by the Roman Empire.
None of this is surprising when dealing with this bunch - Team Obama and his stooge Bolsheviks.
These people are neither democratic nor are they progressive in any meaningful sense. These folks would be at home in just about any totalitarian regime imaginable - they're Stalinists. In actuality these regulators don't give a rat's ass about the horrendous economic, societal and national security repercussions which would accrue to their radical programs.
Armendariz' zealotry has nothing to do with improving the life of the "common man," rather it is keyed towards destroying this constitutionally limited republican democracy and replacing it with an authoritarian, collectivist state led by power crazed fools such as himself.
Indeed, there is a lot riding on the outcome of the November 6 presidential election, don't say you haven't been warned.[Read More]
Coat Hanger Abortion Bill Stuck In Committee - Bipartisan Opposition
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
April 29, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Indicating a rising tide of bipartisan opposition, SB 1338 [see our feature piece on this legislation https://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=giglio4112012101%2Ehtm CA Legislation Empowers Midwives To Perform Backyard Abortions] authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe failed passageout of the Business and Professions Committee hearing today with a tie 4 to 4 vote. The bill received a tie vote because one legislator wasabsent. If he had been at the hearing it would have been a 5 to 4"NO" vote and the bill would have lost.
The absent legislator was Sen. Tony Strickland, [R-Santa Barbara]. Weunderstand he was out pursuing his own special interests - re-election.. His district contact number 805-965-0862.
The hearing before the Business and Professions Committee was aired overthe internet at www.calchannel.com. Two Democrats voted "NO"along with two Republicans creating a tie vote.
Sen. Kehoe immediately called for a re-consideration allowing her theopportunity to have two more weeks to lobby the Democrats on thecommittee. Since this was not a fiscal bill it has until May 11 to passto the assembly or fail.
Prior to today's hearing, the bill's language had been totallyrevised and new wording amended in. Very briefly, the wording called forrecognizing the training provided to the 41 persons involved in the pilot program [the details of which remain intentionally clouded by pro-abortion radicals] andauthorizes them to be licensed to perform abortions for as long as those licenses were maintained. It also seeks to extend the final date of the training periodto January 1, 2013.
To their credit the two opposing Democrats, Juan Vargas, [D-Chula Vista]and Lou Correa, [D-Santa Ana] provided the strongest opposition topassage, closely questioning the author, Sen. Kehoe and her one witness,Tracy Weitz, Ph.D. on the lack of any publicly published critique andanalysis of the training, how much training they received, and anyinformation on the competency of the group to perform this procedure.
Vargas, a lawyer by trade, questioned Kehoe and Weitz about potential lawsuits and about the lack of disclosure involved with the program.
Sen. Mark Wyland, [R-Carlsbad] questioned them on the length oftraining given to the group. Weitz stated that the length of time wasabout 7 days or 45 "procedures" required before it was felt thatthe trainees had satisfactory results.
The stage of the pregnancy and complications of the procedure were alsobrought up. Seitz stated, rather coldly, "The longer in gestation itgoes...the more complications can arise."
The California Nurses Association's representative, speaking at the hearing stated that the organization had previously opposed the bill, but now are supporting it because the author met their requirements of including inthe bill, the acknowledgement that abortion was already within the scope ofpractice of the "three clinicians," which this law will empower, i.e., nurse midwives, nursepractitioners, and nurse assistants.
She further said that the data provided to the stakeholders was peerreviewed; meaning that those involved rated themselves and that"abortion doctors" felt that these "clinicians" werequite competent to perform the abortions. Three institutions provided"peer reviews." UCSF, Kaiser and "one other" which she would notname.
This is not the standard definition of "peer review," which is widely understood in the academic community as having the findings of such studies published in professional journals, thereby making the data available for review by disinterested professionals.
A troubling aspect of the testimony provided by Ms. Weitz was a claim that as of now, even without this legislation, and apparently therefore outside the law, that approximately "halfof the abortions performed are done by non-surgeons." This bit of information, though offered proudly as testimony tothe value of midwife performed abortions, appeared to be a bit of a shock to the legislators. Abortions performed by non-surgeonsis a crime. SB 1338 would do away with the criminal aspect ofnon-surgeons aborting women.
Of the $4 million in funding part of it went to Planned Parenthood/MarMonte - in the Santa Cruz area, Kaiser/Oakland, PP-Los Angeles,PP/Shasta Diablo-Contra Costa Co. and to the Feminist Women's HealthCollective.
Further, many of the pregnant women seeking abortions were young,minority, low-income women who were offered $5.00 if they would consentto using a midwife to perform the abortion.
So, that's how much these clinics value the health and safetymantra, they look at the entire process as a clinical experiment, despite the fact that two lives will be affected, one, deprived of any choice, will be silenced forever.
The bill will be back in the Senate Business and Professions Committeesometime within the next two weeks. If this legislation is to be defeated, then Senators Vargas and Correa need toreceive phone calls thanking them for their courage in voting to protectwomen's health from the abortion predators. They will probablyreceive some sort of disciplinary action from the senate and Assemblyleaders. Juan Vargas - district office: 409-7690, Sacto office 651-4040. His office is in the heart of the Southern CaliforniaHispanic Community.Sen. Lou Correa [D-Santa Ana] Dist. office  558-4400, Sacramento 651-4034.[Read More]
The Muslim Brotherhood In America - A Troubling New Study
April 24, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An intensively prepared and documented study of the threat posed to America by the Muslim Brotherhood has been released by the Center for Security Policy today, announced at a Washington, DC morning presser.
As CSP founder Frank Gaffney [former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving nuclear forces, arms control and U.S.-European defense relations] states in established the parameters of threat, "America faces in addition to the threat of violent jihad another, even more toxic danger - a stealthy and pre-violent form of warfare aimed at destroying our constitutional form of democratic government and free society. The Muslim Brotherhood is the prime-mover behind this seditious campaign, which it calls 'civilization jihad.'"
The information is being offered in the form of a free ten part video course at the website The Muslim Brotherhood in America.
Below some of main points summarized in the executive summary. Please note the clear identification of the ideology of Shari'a as the source of the threat represented by American Islamist groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America, both named as unindicted co-conspirators in the nation's largest and most successful prosecution of terrorist funding, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [view the government's trial brief, made available by the Investigative Project on Terrorism's website U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.
"Shariah is a totalitarian, brutally repressive and supremacist doctrine. Its adherents - notably, the Muslim Brotherhood - seek to bring it here.
Shariah is principally about power, not faith...acting to realize its political end of overthrowing the U.S. government is seditious and must be prosecuted, not treated as protected religious practice.
The Muslim Brotherhood's strategic plan, the group's mission in America is a "civilization-jihadist process…a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" by our hands...." [view, the MB plan, which was entered into evidence at U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [exhibit GX3-85, https://www.pipelinenews.org/images/GX3-85.pdf The General Strategic Plan for the Group in North America, please note the first half of the document is written in Arabic, the later half translated into English]
Despite Denials, Muslim Brotherhood's Egyptian Presidential Campaign Driven By Slogan "Islam Is The Solution"
April 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an April 23, 2012 posting on the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, Ikhwanweb.com, a spokesman for group's presidential candidate [and member of the MB Executive Board] Mohamed Morsi attempted to head off speculation that a strict imposition of Shari'a remains the centerpiece in the MB's end game.
"Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Ati, General Coordinator of the campaign to support Dr. Mohamed Morsi for the presidency, said that the official slogan of the campaign is 'Renaissance, the Will of the People', and that the project and the platform presented by Dr. Morsi is the 'Renaissance Program'. He assured that reports on the use of the slogan 'Islam is the solution' are totally unfounded..." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29918]
Abdel-Ati's statement is however a total contradiction of what Morsi forcefully stated in a November 26, 2010 piece published by the same Ikhwan website:
"Concerning the media's ongoing war against the Muslim Brotherhood's election slogan "Islam Is the Solution", Morsy said that Islam is the official state religion, Sharia is the primary source of legislation, and the Egyptians are in dire need of political and social reform to improve the working and living conditions of the poor people. Egyptians have accepted the comprehensive Islamic Sharia for the country's welfare, prosperity and development..." [http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=27056&ref=search.php]
That the Muslim Brotherhood is so plainly engaged in intentional deceit to bring about a fully Shari'a compliant Egypt is not surprising, what is of note however is that they do it so boldly, apparently content in the knowledge that most Western news sources will remain willfully ignorant of the group's long established propensity for taqiyya, religiously condoned lying.[Read More]
Avoiding Carter's Failure In Iran
By REZA KAHLILI
April 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - With Iran claiming victory over the West in the 5+1 nuclear negotiations last week in Istanbul, officials of the Islamic regime are again increasing the war rhetoric, vowing that they will not step back from their nuclear program.
And in any military confrontation, Iran's response will be more devastating than imagined, it warned.
At the same time, Iran is calling for the removal of sanctions, calling this the only viable option left for President Obama to save himself.
"The only path left for Obama to avoid a big loss to the Republicans in the upcoming election is to compromise with Iran and immediately remove all sanctions to allow big American oil companies to participate in the Iranian oil and gas projects," said a recent analysis on the Iranian outlet Fadaeian Islam (Devotees of Islam).
"Obama is on a steep decline where his fall is imminent, and even if there is no confrontation with Iran, the oil prices will soon go up by more than $30 (a barrel), which will surely seal the loss of the Democrats in the upcoming elections," the analysis added. "The result of the sanctions on Iran will be less investment in the production of oil in Iran and an automatic rise in prices with a terrible outcome for America, increasing its unemployment."
The unsigned analysis concluded that Obama is in the same "terrible situation" as President Carter was when Iranians stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days. "The interesting point is that just like Carter, Obama's future is dependent on his approach with Iran, something that did not work well for Carter."
Meanwhile, Iranian generals did the bidding of the regime according to its war rhetoric. If war should erupt, "Iran will deliver a much stronger strike, more devastating and concise to the enemy," the head of the Iranian army, Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, said in an interview with the Keyhan newspaper, an outlet under the direct supervision of the Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
"It has been a while that we have witnessed the drums of war by America and Israel against Iran," Pourdastan said, "but when we analyze their statements, we can see that it is more of a bluff and that they currently do not have the ability to engage in war with Iran."
Pourdastan disparages Israel, saying its army was defeated and demeaned in the 2006 33-day war with Hezb'allah and the 2009 22-day war in Gaza, though they used all their military capabilities. "The Israeli army has lost its moral guide, and there is [sic] a lot of internal divisions within that country, and their statements of war against Iran are just to divert attention from their internal rifts," he said.
As for America, its occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq "was with the intention of opening new fronts on Iran and Syria, but we saw how the Americans were defeated in Iraq and had to pack their bags and leave Iraq," Pourdastan said. "But the Americans are facing several problems not only in the region but at home where their economy is in taters and will not allow them to risk another war."
However, the general said, Iran is prepared for war, and America's military superiority will not necessarily guarantee its victory. One way to combat a superior force is to raise the stakes for the enemy, and Iran today is capable of attacking all of America's interests worldwide with devastating consequences for the U.S., Pourdastan said.
Another Iranian general, Ataollah Salehi, warned U.S. aircraft carriers not to enter certain areas in the Persian Gulf designated by the Iranian naval forces as areas of threats to Iran.
"The passage of U.S. aircraft carriers through the Persian Gulf is a publicity stunt and has no military value," Salehi said. "They are soft targets for us."
Mr. Kahlili is a former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He now resides in the United States and writes under the pseudonym, Reza Kahlili. For further background regarding Mr. Kahlili see our in-depth interview here Iranian Defector Reza Kahlili - Iran Runs "Large Network" Through U.S. Mosques And Islamic Organizations. He is the author of A Time to Betray, a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
The Remarkable Alliance Between Some German Neo-Nazis and Radical Muslims
By EMERSON VERMAAT
April 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "If the Jews as servants of Satan continue to destroy the world they will be annihilated like the Indians and the negroes in Australia. Just like the extermination of the Indians would the extermination of the Jews be the act of God and not a crime as such."
Is this a quote from Adolf Hitler's notorious book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) or from his equally notorious Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels? No, it is not. This was said by a German neo-Nazi named Horst Mahler at his trial in Berlin in 2004. Mahler, a former Marxist terrorist, joined the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) in 2000, but left the party three years later. He is one of the most outspoken neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers in Germany.
For some reason, the Iranian regime in Tehran very much likes Mahler and his ilk. They planned to invite him to address an "International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust" to be held in Tehran in 2006. "Review" here is just another term used by anti-Semites to refer to Holocaust denial. This highly controversial conference was addressed by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a fanatical Holocaust denier himself who likes to build bridges between radical Muslims (Islamists) and neo-Nazis. But the German authorities successfully prevented Mahler from traveling to Tehran in 2006 by temporarily confiscating his passport. A very wise decision indeed.
On December 25, 2005, the Internet version of the Tehran Times quoted Mahler as follows: "Ahmadinejad has been very helpful. The Holocaust never happened. It is the biggest lie in history."
In the summer of 2006, the German neo-Nazi monthly Nation & Europa, hailed Ahmadinejad as "a moral authority" and "a defender of the Germans against guilt servitude." The same issue showed a front page color picture of a smiling Ahmadinejad, and below that picture the following text was printed: "Thank you, Mr. President" ("Danke, Herr Präsident"). Nation & Europa often echoes NPD views. In May 2006, the NPD's federal board wished Ahmadinejad "much success in his defense of his country's sovereignty."
The 9/11 attacks on America
Many neo-Nazis initially applauded Al-Qaeda's 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001. Mahler and his "German College" ("Deutsches Kolleg"), for example, issued a statement on September 12, 2001, saying, inter alia: "The air raids on Washington and New York on September 11 mark the end of the American century, the end of global capitalism and therefore the end of the worldly Jahwe cult, of mammonism." "The military attacks on the symbols of mammonist world domination ( ) are eminently effective and therefore lawful." This statement was published in similar form as an article written by Horst Mahler in Deutsche Stimme, the official NPD party organ. In a TV broadcast on September 19, 2001, Mahler did not hesitate to refer to the 9/11 Al-Qaeda terrorists as "self-sacrificing warriors" ("opferbereite Krieger"). And Patrick Wieschke, deputy chairman of the NPD youth organization "Junge Demokraten" (JN) in Thuringia, heaped praise on Osama bin Laden, saying: "With his struggle for freedom Osama bin Laden is much closer to us than an imperialist and a war criminal called George Bush."
The NPD chapter of Schlesweg-Holstein issued a statement on September 16, 2001, calling the 9/11 attacks a "liberating strike by the free world against the imperialist policy of the USA and its satellite allies." They expressed solidarity "with the peoples of Irak, Afghanistan and Palestine," and notably with Hamas. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks many extreme rightists and neo-Nazis were quite enthousiastic about these attacks and some even expressed solidarity with the Islamists in the common struggle "against Jewry, capitalism and the USA."
Later, however, Mahler and other neo-Nazis began to embrace silly 9/11 conspiracy theories, calling the USA and Israel the real perpetrators. Mahler claimed in February 2003 that "9/11" was "a deliberate deception." No longer did he believe that Islamists were behind the attacks. Similar views are expressed by the current Iranian president Ahmadinejad, Hamas (Gaza) and Hezbollah (Lebanon).
In June 2003, Mahler attended a conference of 9/11 conspiracy wing-nuts in Berlin's prestigious Humboldt University. When some of those present began to shout "Nazis, get out!" ("Nazis raus!"), it was not Mahler who was removed from the audience but the anti-Nazi protesters.
Hizb ut-Tahrir and Hamas
In October 2002, Mahler and NPD Chairman Udo Voigt attended a conference in Berlin's Technical University. This conference was sponsored by a dangerous Islamist group called "Hizb ut-Tahrir" (HuT) and Mahler and Voigt decided to be present to look for common ground. HuT is an anti-democratic and anti-Semitic movement which was banned by German Interior Minister Otto Schily in January 2003.
Franz Schönhuber, another prominent German (neo-)Nazi, also calls for an alliance with the Islamists against Israel and the United States. He refers to the Islamic prophet Mohammed as "one of the greatest human beings." It is in the neo-Nazi newspaper the National-Zeitung that Schönhuber describes the conflict in the Middle East as providing the basis for this "necessary alliance" with Islam. Although many articles in this paper display hostility towards foreign (Muslim) immigrants, the same paper also sides with the Palestinians and other Muslims abroad. Thus, the National-Zeitung strongly opposed the American intervention in Iraq. Shortly after Al-Qaeda's successful attacks in Madrid on March 11, 2004, the National-Zeitung, just like Osama bin Laden, primarily blamed US policies for what had happened.
Already before the 9/11 attacks did the National-Zeitung call for "natural alliance" with Islamic states. And the German weekly Junge Freiheit interviewed Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi who referred to suicide bombers as "heroes" (August 2001). The same weekly also published an interview with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (1995). Junge Freiheit is not a neo-Nazi outlet, but it is rather close to the extreme right.
Finding common ground
Not all German neo-Nazis want to align themselves with radical Muslims. There are also dangerous German neo-Nazi terrorists who killed Muslim immigrants. Nevertheless, there is a wider tendency to find common ground between the extreme right and the Islamists. They share their deep hatred of America, Israel and the Jews and usually deny the Holocaust.
This became apparent during the Iranian sponsored conference "to review the global vision of the Holocaust" in December 2006. It was there that neo-Nazis and (Iranian) Islamists considered all the so-called "absurdities, impossibilities and contradictions." Too many historians, researchers, prosecutors and judges "were brainwashed by wartime propaganda, or trembling in fear of the Jews that they did not dare to rock the boat," Frederick Töben of the Australian Adelaide Institute said in Tehran. He "thanked the Iranian people for having brought forth the leadership that courageously sets out to clarify fundamental human values," and regretted that a number of prominent Holocaust "revisionists" (deniers), Horst Mahler among them, were prevented from attending the Tehran conference, "because they are currently locked up in German prisons." Holocaust denial is a crime in Germany, and rightly so.
Frederick (Friedrich) Töben is a second-generation German immigrant in Australia. Töben also visited Tehran in January 2009 where he once again publicly defended the positions of his political friend Horst Mahler. The very man who just like Goebbels refers to the Jews as "servants of Satan" ("Knechte Satans") whose extermination would not be a crime, but "the act of God" ("die Tat Gottes und als solches kein Verbechen.")
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands. Website: Emerson Vermaat
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, Verfassungsschutzbericht 2004 (Berlin/Cologne: 2005), p. 86, 87 (National-Zeitung), p. 105 (quote from Mahler calling the Jews "servants of Satan").
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, Verfassungsschutzbericht 2006 (Berlin/Cologne, 2007), p. 115 (Mahler quoted by the Tehran Times), p. 132 (Nation & Europa; NPD's federal board statement).
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, Verfassungschutzbericht 2001 (Berlin/Cologne, 2002), p. 31 (many extreme rightists enthousiastic about the 9/11 attacks), p. 68-70 (statements from Mahler and Wieschke on the 9/11 attacks; statement from the NPD Chapter Schlesweg-Holstein).
Spiegelonline, February 28, 2003 ("Die obskure 9/11-Theorie des Horst Mahler").
Tobias Jaecker, Antisemitische Verschwörungstheorien nach dem 11. September. Neue Varianten eines alten Deutungsmusters (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005), p. 95, footnote 359 (Mahler attending a conference in Berlin's Humboldt University).
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, Verfassungsschutzbericht 2002 (Berlin/Cologne, 2003). p. 185, 186 (Mahler attending a Hizb ut-Tahrir conference in Berlin).
Jan Riebe, Im Spannungsfeld von Rassismus und Antisemitismus. Das Verhältnis der deutschen extremen Rechten zu islamischen Gruppen (Marburg: Tectum Verlag, 2006), p. 99-101 (Franz Schönhuber), p. 103 (Rantisi).Anton Maegerle, Die unheilige Allianz zwischen Hakenkreuz und Halbmond. Neonazis und fundamentalistische Islamisten, Informationsdienst gegen Rechtsextremismus (IDGR), December 10, 2001 (Junge Freiheit).
Frederick Töben, International Conference Review of the Holocaust: Global Vision, Tehran, 11-12 December 2006 (Adelaide Institute, 2006).
CA Legislation Empowers Midwives To Perform Backyard Abortions
CA Legislation Empowers Midwives To Perform Backyard Abortions
By CAMILLE GIGLIO
April 12, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - California Democrats have proposed a bill, SB1338, which is fatally flawed, morally, professionally and politically.
The bill, authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe, was amended this week and sent back to the Business and Professions Committee. A hearing date has been set, April 16, before the Senate Business and Professions Committee [chaired by Curren Price [D] and vice chaired by Bill Emmerson [R].
As worded now, the proposed legislation boldly confirms and acknowledges what opponents of laissez-faire abortion have claimed all along as being the bill's agenda - downgrading the [now] illegal act of first trimester abortions being performed by anyone other than a licensed physician/surgeon, to the status of a simple legal health care procedure performed as a routine health care service by midwives. Additionally, it seems to confirm that midwives, nurse assistants and nurse practitioners have already been performing first trimester abortions in a clandestine manner without a specific license and with a minimal amount of training.
An interested party in this matter is the California Nursing Association. The Association has a history of support for "democratizing" abortion. For example the CNA aligned itself with a 2003 measure entitled the California's Reproductive Privacy Act [Health and Safety Code 123460] which expanded the "Scope Of Practice" of this sub-group of medical workers. The Board of Registered Nursing also endorsed this legislation.
In general, it's CNA's view this bill is unnecessary because the aforementioned California's Reproductive Privacy Act [Health and Safety Code had already substantially expanded the "Scope Of Practice" - as defined by law - of these practitioners.
In an April 11 telephone conversation, a spokesman for the group told us that it had preliminarily endorsed SB 1338 but had some reservations which were yet to be worked out. In a late arriving April 12 email, the spokesman provided the group's now official written statement, "We now support the bill."
The Reproductive Privacy Act opened the door for midwives to be trained as abortionists. What SB 1338 does - and it's a major change - is to decriminalize the act of killing a first trimester baby by "medical or aspiration abortion" by "mid-level providers," which is now clearly stated in the new bill.
One of the methods of abortion is the use of a manual aspirator, basically a syringe sized vacuum cleaner. In the 1980's feminists began touting the benefits to women of private, in-home do-it-yourself abortions by manual aspiration. Women were encouraged to hold little training sessions in their own neighborhood to train other women or assist other women in aborting themselves. This they opined was the epitome of control. Unbelievably, this is now one of the training methods offered to the midwife classes in this pretend "workforce training" program [pogrom?]. This is, of course, illegal even under the current RPA, absent a license.
Feminists are claiming that this legislation is merely a recognition of what Roe v Wade sanctified - the act of killing babies as a mere natural part of the reproductive process. It is, in their minds, strictly a rite of female sisterhood - control of the process of life and death in the hands of the female.
Other states are considering similar legislation [Alabama for example] so this isn't just another craven act by wing-nut CA Democrats.
The entire medical profession/industry is apparently supportive of this move. Some through their silence, like the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, headquartered in Washington, D.C. A spokesman, Sean Tipton, speaking for this organization of fertility practice physicians, claims that it will remain neutral until and unless it hears from California associates in the CMA or CNA asking it to take a position either way.
The California Medical Association - CMA, has been stalling regarding its position on allowing nurses and midwives to move into an area of medicine currently held within the province of physicians and surgeons. Could this stall be an indication of their own ambivalence regarding doctors killing rather than birthing babies?
Will this heretofore highly regarded profession stand up for women and their well-being or will they capitulate to the harridan cult of the feminists?
We note the absence of the Catholic Physicians Guild in this matter, a major failing for a faith already in serious trouble. What skewed view of morality would cause UCSF to lend its name and prestige as a teaching hospital, to apply for a workforce development waiver, HWP171, so that Planned Parenthood can be given legal protection in training these midwives?
Every year for the last 4 years they have submitted a request for a waiver because the training is illegal without the blessing of the government waiver.
These waivers are surprisingly seen by some physician groups as being necessary simply to determine the risk factors associated with providing what are currently classified as surgical abortions in an environment which lacks the presence of a physician. A knowledgeable source who requested anonymity, indicated as much, stressing the experimental nature of such programs and the need for data.
A January 17, 2012 piece on this issue published by CalCatholic.com stated, "...more than 8,000 such abortions have already been performed by nurse practitioners, physicians-assistants and certified midwives in California as part of a University of California-San Francisco study approved by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development..." [source, Redefining a crime out of existence, http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?id=3fc7dfc2-73a4-4731-b575-671f8529559f]
Were these women informed that non-doctors were aborting them with as little as 3-6 days of training in suction abortions or prescribing medications?
What's next, back yard hysterectomies and tubal ligations?
There is a thoroughly racist haze surrounding this entire matter, as the group of women which will serve as [possibly unknowing] guinea pigs will be drawn from what is euphemistically called under-served communities.
This legislation then clearly has its sights set, targeting poor Latina and Afro-American women mostly. Will they be denied the opportunity for informed consent? Will they know that non professionals will be using them as the equivalent of crash test dummies?
If past practices can serve as any kind of guide, these so called feminists who scream the "right to choice" at the drop of a condom aren't going to let these women decide anything.
Under the flimsy guise of expanding women's access to reproductive care and the jobs market for health care workers, the promoters of SB 1338 claim that women in rural or "under-served" communities don't have access to clinics, or enough doctors to supervise their health. So, pretend train more workers and ask for increased funding.
A 31 page 2012 report entitled, California's Rural Health Clinics: Obstacles and Opportunities, published by the California HealthCare Foundation praises the work of rural health clinics, declaring that the overwhelming majority of services provided are already government funded, "Medi-Cal paid for 42% of visits and Medicare paid for 22% of visits to RHCs in the last fiscal years of the RHCs surveyed." [source, http://www.chcf.org/~/media/MEDIA%20LIBRARY%20Files/PDF/C/PDF%20CARuralHealthClinics.pdf, pg. 2]
As an addendum, there are a number of bills keyed at "expanding the health care jobs market," all with special interests in mind:
AB 70, Bill Monning,[D] Department of Public Health: Funding. This has gone through the Assembly and is awaiting assignment in the Senate.
AB 232, V. Manual Perez, [D], Community Development Block Grants. This is a Work force development program, ala the PPACA/Obama jobs program.
AB 714, Toni Atkins, [D], Health Care Coverage.
AB 916, V. Manuel Perez, Health: Under-served Communities. This promotes hiring Community Health Care Workers, i.e. Promotores, to be assigned to communities to seek out patients in "under-served" health care communities.
It's these minority communities where the new midwife abortionists will be unleashed.
There is a pro life pregnancy assistance clinic in a very poor segment of Los Angeles surrounded by 9 abortion clinics. The abortion clinics have been known to send volunteers out into the streets with flyers announcing abortions for sale. They follow cars, stop people on the streets, selling abortions at half price or free. Will this become common? Will every pregnant women be stalked by a midwife hungry for employment?
There is an online article carrying the emblem of the University of California entitled, Increasing Access to Health Care inCalifornia with Nurse Practitioners, CertifiedNurse-Midwives, and Physician Assistants: ADemonstration Project in Early Abortion Care, August, 2011, authored by Tracy A. Weitz, PhD, MPA. In the document, Ms. Weitz states, "Expanding access to health care is an important public health goal. One way to achieve this goal is to increase the number of health care providers offering services by advancing their "scope of practice." [definition: activities that an individual health care practitioner is permitted to perform within a specific profession]
Wetiz continues, suggesting an argument for broadening the scope of services which non-physicians can perform, "In California, the State Legislature enacts scope of practice laws and major changes to those laws...From this scope of practice perspective, a compelling argument can be made that early aspiration abortion care is within the scope of Nurse Practitioners [NPs], Certified Nurse Midwives [CNMs] and Physician Assistants, [PAs] Abortion is a common healthcare need for women which lacks a sufficient provider workforce." [source, Increasing Access to Health Care in California with Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives, and Physician Assistants: Demonstration Project in Early Abortion Care.
Placing midwives in clinics, licensed to abort, removes the need for any doctor to be present either in person or on the phone. Midwives make far less in income than doctors so, for the clinics, abortions will become less expensive. For the taxpayer, undoubtedly, there will be no decrease in cost since clinics are pretty much allowed to charge whatever the traffic will bear.
Below, the members of the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee and contact information:
Curren Price, [D-LA], Chair. 916-651-4026
Bill Emmerson, [R-Riverside]. 916-651-4037
Ellen Corbet, [D-San Leandro] 916-651-4010
Lou Correa [D-Santa Ana], 916-651-4034
Ed Hernandez, [D-W. Covina] 916-651-4024
Gloria Negrete McLeod, [D-Montclair] 916-651-4032
Juan Vargas, [D-Chula vista], 916-651-4040
Mimi Walters, [R-Laguna Hills], 916-651-4033
Mark Wyland, [R-Carlsbad] 916-651-4038
Muslim Brotherhood Will Take To The Streets In Bold Attempt To Seize Power
April 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Outraged that their plan to hijack the process of writing Egypt's new constitution, was temporarily halted by an administrative court decision [see, Egyptian Court: Muslim Brotherhood/Salafist Drafted Constitution Put On Hold] the Muslim Brotherhood and dozens of hard-line Islamist groups1 have called for a massive street demonstration which they are calling a, "Friday of Confrontation and Revolution Revival" [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29872]
Departing from the studiously diplomatic language it has recently employed in a charm offensive targeting the West, especially the Obama administration and American leftists, in a belligerent statement published today on its website, the Ikhwan makes clear that it will settle for nothing less than dictatorial power. Previously the MB played a coy game with Tahrir demonstrations, pretending that they were merely interested observers, this time around however all pretense of moderation has been jettisoned.
The main body of the Brotherhood's, apparently non-negotiable demands are as follows:
"First: Prevent former regime members from running for president; and impose popular and legal isolation for a period not less than ten years on all such elements of old corruption, especially Omar Suleiman and Ahmed Shafiq.
Second: Parliament is to re-elect the Constituent Assembly to draw up the constitution, in order for it to draft a constitution with participation of all the Egyptian people, with all hues and denominations, to put Egypt on the road to building a great State.
Third: Parliament is to amend Article 28 of the Constitutional Declaration so as to allow challenges to decisions of the election commission that will supervise the presidential elections from the date of opening the window of candidacy and until the announcement of election results.
Fourth: Promptly and effectively prosecuting all symbols and associates of the former regime, perpetrators of the massacres committed against the revolutionaries, especially the massacre of Port Said.
Fifth: Restructure state media to reflect the will of the people not the ruling power and cleanse all mass media of corruption.
Sixth: Transfer the former president to Tora prison hospital, completely isolate him and the rest of the defendants from the outside world and keep them apart, take proactive action against all suspects and keep them detained until the end of the transitional phase..."
This is nothing less than setting the stage for a power grab including control of the Egyptian media and demonstrates that the goal of the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies is a government which is totalitarian, confrontational and Islamist. In that regard Egypt is well on the way to becoming another Iran, albeit with a Sunni face.
All of this is unsurprising and entirely in keeping with the ideology of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. It will tolerate nothing but total control now that its dream of a fully Islamized revolutionary Egypt is within sight.
Note to Team Obama and its stenographers in the MSM - we told you this would happen.
1. The sponsors of the upcoming Friday demonstrations are listed as follows. It is not reassuring:
"Popular Consensus - Coalition of Revolutionary Youth - Board of Trustees of the Revolution - the Muslim Brotherhood - the Popular Will Front - April 6 Movement - Independent Academics - Sound of the Revolution Coalition - the Jan 25 Youth Movement -Young Researchers -Coalition of University Students - the Jan 25 Revolution Youth coalition - National Independence Movement - Union of Revolution Youth - Union of Revolution Forces - the Free Islamic Coalition - General Coalition of the Revolution - the Mainstream - the Free Rebel - Revolutionary Front - Obour Salafist Outreach - Salafi Youth Coalition - Islamist youth of Egypt Coalition - the Sharia Authority of rights and reform - the Unity (Al-Wihda) Movement - the People Movement (Shaab) the Sunni and Jama'a Outreach - the Renaissance and Reform League - the Revolutionary Activists League - We All are Prisoners - Delta Forum -Consensus (Tawafoq) Foundation - the Freedom and Development Party - Safety and Development Party - Al-Nour (Light) Party - W'ad (Promise) Party - Alliance of Egyptian Revolutionaries - Free Egypt Coalition - the Independents Group."[Read More]
Egyptian Court: Muslim Brotherhood/Salafist Drafted Constitution Put On Hold
April 10, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An administrative court in Egypt has voided the process - temporarily - by which Egypt's new constitution was being drafted.
Tensions have been rising since the country's main Islamist political parties, the FJP [Muslim Brotherhood] and the Nour party [Salafist], made the decision to stack the 100 member assembly [charged with drafting the document] with Islamists supportive of a theocracy, based upon strict Shari'a enforcement.
Copts, leftists and what are described as "liberals," have expressed their objections by leaving the assembly, claiming it has no legitimacy because it is dominated by hard-line Islamists.
Though the Ikhwan [Arabic for Muslim Brotherhood] has stated that it supports the court's decision [see, Dr. Morsi: Freedom and Justice Party Respects Verdict on Constituent Assembly, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29867] that support only goes so far in that the FJP is challenging the decision.
"Freedom and Justice Party lawyer Ahmed Abu-Baraka has announced the party's intention to appeal a Tuesday verdict issued by the Supreme Administrative Court that found Egypt's recently-established Constituent Assembly tasked with drafting a new national charter unconstitutional..." [source, FJP to appeal verdict against Egypt's Constituent Assembly, Al Ahram online, http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/38974/Egypt/Politics-/-FJP-to-appeal-verdict-against-Egypts-Constituent-.aspx]
This roadblock has of course thrown Egyptian politics into a state of increased turmoil as the country prepares to elect a president.
Especially troubling for those in the West [read the Obama administration] should be a statement by one of the MB's attorneys that seemed to indicate that a new Egyptian constitution will not contain such broadly accepted propositions as judicial review, saying that the legislature has "the right to function without supervision." [source, Al Ahram][Read More]
This Passover, Free Us From A Failed Jewish Leadership
By STELLA PAUL
April 9, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This week is Passover, the season of deliverance, and I'm praying for deliverance from America's failed Jewish leadership. As Jews confront the most dangerous era since World War II, whom are we stuck with for leaders? A clueless bunch of mini-Pharaohs, strutting around proclaiming their moral superiority, blissfully unaware the Jewish people's mortal enemies are pulling down their pants and laughing at them.
Cataloguing their collective acts of evasion, cowardice, appeasement, and surrender is not for the faint of heart, but, luckily, I'm fortified by matzo balls and ready to rock. At the Passover Seder, Jews recite Dayenu, a prayer listing the many blessings bestowed by the Almighty, each of which would have sufficed (Dayenu) in its own right. Here, alas, is a woeful Dayenu of the failures of the American Jewish establishment. Can anyone tell me why these preening big shots haven't been forced to resign in shame? Why, in God's name, are our purported "leaders" still collecting cushy paychecks when their credibility is bankrupt?
If they only had allowed a storm of anti-Semitism to rise in the West, and hate crimes against American Jews to skyrocket to unprecedented heights, while they declined to muster even a listless response - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had stood aside, shrugging, while America's college campuses became battlegrounds in the war against Israel, where anti-Semitic lies were force-fed to America's next generation of leaders, and Jewish students were intimidated and taught self-hatred and alienation from their own identities - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had refused to educate the Jewish people about the growing threat from radical Islam, and remained silent about the long, tragic history of Jews forced to live as oppressed dhimmis under Muslim rule, as mandated by Koranic law - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had cowered when American Jewish institutions came under mortal assault, when Muslim fanatics slaughtered helpless women in a Jewish administrative office in Seattle, and travelers at the El Al airport counter in Los Angeles, and tirelessly plotted to firebomb synagogues in Chicago, Nashville, and New York - Dayenu - they would have failed.If they only had made a false idol out of "interfaith dialogue," recklessly pursuing Muslim "partners" without bothering to investigate with whom they were "dialoguing," and giving dangerous anti-Semites the official Jewish seal of approval - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had declared their mission was to take dwindling Jewish resources and devote them to helping Muslims build mosques in America, for the sake of fighting the mythical sin of "Islamophobia," all the while ignoring the anti-Semitism destined to spew forth from those mosques - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had attacked those few brave critics who brought forth objective facts about their Muslim "partners in dialogue," tried to shout them into silence, acted as false witnesses against them, and insulted and bullied them with their own self-proclaimed moral superiority - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had descended into the pit of outright collaboration, privileging the lying narrative of our murderers over the truth, roping impressionable young Jews into meeting with terrorists, rallying for them, and taking up their cause - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had turned their back on the land of Israel and our brethren there, indicting Israel for every perceived imperfection and loaning their prestige to those who would endanger our homeland - Dayenu - they would have failed.
If they only had desecrated the transcendent majesty of Judaism by turning it into an attack wing of leftist politics, replacing the Jewish mission of covenantal faithfulness to God with partisan faithfulness to a progressive utopia - Dayenu - they would have failed.
To be a Jew in America in 2011 is to feel the hot breath of history on one's neck. The day is short, the hour is late, and the Jewish establishment is merrily munching matzo and cashing their paychecks. With no Moses in sight to lead us from our mounting perils, maybe the time has come for each of us who treasures liberty to act as Moses in our own communities. Next year, may we meet in freedom.
Write Stella Paul at Stellapundit@aol.com.[Read More]
Palestinian TV - Moses Was A Muslim
April 9, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Islamists are fond of saying complimentary things about Jesus and other pre-Muslim Biblical figures, successfully calculating the positive effect such declarations will have when dealing with Western audiences.
However as Palestinian Media Watch has demonstrated for years, in Muslim venues, often in Arabic, the full explication of these and similar statements takes on an entirely different meaning.
As Palewatch noted in an April 2 posting, a Palestinian university professor made clear the real meaning behind this manner of Islamist flim-flam in an interview conducted by PA TV.
The money quote being, "...The Muslims of the Children of Israel went out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses, and unfortunately, many researchers deny the Exodus of those oppressed people who were liberated by a great leader, like Moses the Muslim, the believing leader, the great Muslim..."
Such a wholesale revision of Judeo/Christian theology shouldn't come as a surprise to thoughtful observers of such matters, but it might prove rather shocking to members of Jewish and Christian congregations whose leaders are so actively pursuing outreach to Muslims who invariably are Islamists.[Read More]
Breaking - Why Is The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting With Muslim Brotherhood Representative, The Freedom And Justice Party?
April 4, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, "A delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) began its first official visit to the United States on Monday April 2 for one week. During the visit, the delegation will hold meetings with major news media and think tanks in New York City, before heading to Washington DC to attend a one day conference on Islamist movements in power at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace on April 5. The delegation will also participate in other public events at Georgetown University, US Chamber of Commerce as well as meeting with the Egyptian community and US officials." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29843]
Reached for comment this morning, a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed that there will be a meeting today between it and Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, a political wing of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, the organization which created the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
The spokesman would give no details regarding the reason for meeting or what agenda items would be discussed. He said the meeting was "private."
In that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is regarded as one of the bedrock [generally conservative] institutional proponents of American enterprise and capitalism, today's meeting with the FJP is simply inexplicable. Perhaps those responsible for arranging this meeting are unaware that the Brotherhood's motto is, "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
We fail to see how American values are advanced by a meeting between the Chamber and the FJP. Rather, we see a hallowed American institution providing undeserved legitimacy to the Muslim Brotherhood which has spread the ideology of Islamist terror worldwide.
The FJP is in the process of fully Islamizing Egypt, having grabbed power during a very controversial legislative election and now, with the announcement that it will run [contradicting its previous stance] a candidate [Khairat al-Shater] for Egypt's presidency, that process will be markedly hastened.
Al-Shater has been a long-time funder of the Muslim Brotherhood [previous to his announced candidacy he was the MB's Deputy Chairman] and was jailed numerous times under the Mubarak regime, because of his membership in a banned organization.[Read More]
U.S. Ambassador To Egypt Warns Against Growing Ties With Iran
April 2, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Muslim Brotherhood's nomination of hard-line Khalit al-Shater to run in the upcoming Egyptian presidential election arrived at a bad time tactically, for the organization, in that news of an al-Shater candidacy was accompanied by a recent poll which shows a plurality of Egyptians no longer wish to have the U.S. provide economic aid and would prefer to receive assistance from the Islamist Turkish government, or worse, Iran's Mullocracy.
Shater is a longtime financier of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood and was jailed on various occasions by now deposed president Mubarak, who is likely never to see the outside of a prison cell again, unless of course he is executed for "crimes against the Egyptian people."
For some reason this juxtaposition of a populace increasingly seeking normalized relations between the country and Iran with the possibility of a Muslim Brotherhood dominated Egyptian presidency caught the attention of Ann Patterson, U.S. ambassador to the country who stated, "Washington expresses its concern about the Egyptian Islamic movements' relations with Tehran..." [source, Fars News Agency, http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9101140042]
Perhaps Ms. Patterson should consult her boss, Mrs. Clinton for further clarification because she [and of course the administration] insists that aid to Egypt [actually aid to the Muslim Brotherhood for all practical purposes] be maintained at $1.5 billion a year.
Once again we find Team Obama talking out of both sides of its mouth, to the detriment of U.S. national security interests.[Read More]