Defense Incompetence Just Keeps on Coming – U.S. “Freedom Fighters” Vanish in Syria
July 30, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It was an idiotic idea to start with, believing that this WH had the expertise to train “moderate” Muslims to fight for U.S. interests in Syria, whatever they may be.
Mr. Obama is a bit unclear as to purpose here.
Nonetheless, the audaciously moronic plan not only got two-thumbs-up from DoD Secty. Ashton B. Carter...John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and the RINO herd thought it such a sexy program that they allotted $500M to make it happen.
Fact: To date far less than 100 “rebels” have been trained, with the actual figure pegged at approximately 50, making the training cost of each man $10M.
“The first graduates of the course in Turkey, about 50 recruits, rolled into Syria two weeks ago in four wheel drive pickup trucks. But they haven’t been heard from since. The U.S. goal was to train at least 5,000 fighters against the Islamic State this year alone.” [source, Burhan Ozbilici, Turkey vows to strike anyone killing civilians in planned free zone , AP via McClatchyDC]
So not only was the expenditure profligate, it has apparently been entirely wasted given the mysterious disappearance of our supposed mercenaries, allegedly captured by al-Qaeda's Al-Nusra Front.
In DC world, half-a-billion is pocket change, but to most Americans it represents an almost unfathomable amount of money.
Equipment necessary to the defense of the U.S. is expensive, it has always been so. But let’s look at what economists call the “opportunity cost,” or what the half-a-billion might have bought:
10,000 Plus Attend Anti-Iran Demonstration In Times Square, Media Largely Silent
July 23, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last evening upwards of ten-thousand concerned American citizens took to the streets of New York City to hold a massive anti-Iran rally.
The boisterous crowd was protesting the recently concluded agreement between the P5+1 countries and the Ayatollocracy and was primarily directed at Marxist New York Senator Schumer and his Congressional cohorts, whose mumble mouth “support” of Israel is now on the line given a looming vote over the deal.
As the Washington Post reports:
“Groups lobbying against the deal are zeroing in on Democrats like New York Sen. Charles Schumer, as well as Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.). They’re also focused on Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Juan Vargas (D-Calif.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).”
Material Aid To The Enemy: Suicidal Nature Of U.S. – Iran Nuclear Agreement
July 20, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The text of the recently negotiated accord between the United States and Iran spans 159 pages, much of it laden with complex jargon dense enough to be impenetrable. One gets the feeling that is by design, not coincidence.
Though essentially unconfirmable, we are aware of persistent rumors that there is a secret codicil to the agreement, the terms of which contain goodness knows what. Given the duplicity of this administration and its known back-channel communication with Ayatollah Khamenei we find the speculation to be entirely believable.
Though we have on numerous occasions observed that the document represents a calculatedly unverifiable sham agreement, encouraging rather than impeding Iran’s mad pursuit of nuclear weaponry and the platforms upon which they can be delivered, there is one section appearing near the end of the agreement which is so harmful as to be considered genuinely suicidal.
Contained in Annex III - Civil Nuclear Cooperation is the following language:
10. Nuclear Security
E3/EU+3 parties, and possibly other states, as appropriate, are prepared to cooperate with Iran on the implementation of nuclear security guidelines and best practices. Cooperation in the following areas can be envisaged:
10. Co-operation in the form of training courses and workshops to strengthen Iran's ability to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear facilities and systems as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems;
10. Co-operation through training and workshops to strengthen Iran’s ability to protect against, and respond to nuclear security threats, including sabotage, as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems.” [source, http://justsecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/271545626-Iran-Deal-Text.pdf , Annex, section 10, page 142]
UK Daily Mail Idiocy: “Why? The motives behind Abdulazeez's attack are not yet known”
By WILLIAM MAYER
July 17, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a very long piece published today by the UK Daily Mail, the writers puzzle over the motivation of a 24 year old Muslim assassin, Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez, who yesterday shot and killed 4 defenseless Marines in Chattanooga, Tennessee. [see, Ashley Collman and Wills Robinson, Pictured: the four Marines ruthlessly shot dead on home soil by Kuwaiti-born gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez in Chattanooga terror attack , For Dailymail.com and Associated Press and Reuters]
Of course this is all a sad game.
Islam is a sacralized political ideology, masquerading as a cultish religion. It’s spread by jihad - both kinetic, as was the case in the Chattanooga violence, as well as the stealth variant. It finds its inspiration within Islam’s sacred texts, the Qur’an and Hadith [the way of the Prophet] from which are derived Shari’a, Islamic law.
The central motivation of Islam is to establish Muslim hegemony – within a totalitarian governmental structure known as a caliphate and operating under the strictures of the Shari’a.- over the entire planet.
Abdulazeez’ behavior therefore was not murderous, it was warfare and fully justified within the bounds of the contemporary/normative interpretation of Islam.
New Report: Military Think Tank Predicts Unopposed ISIS Expansion
July 15, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – A chilling new study has just been published demonstrating that ISIS is poised to make major advances absent a significant pushback from the United States.
The report - ISIS’ Global Strategy: A Wargame – was prepared by the highly respected Institute for the Study of War [ISW] a DC based national security policy house.
ISW’s leadership [specifically General [Ret] Jack Keane] who was instrumental in effecting the surge strategy in Iraq that defeated al-Qaeda, that is before president Obama disastrously - ignoring the advice of the JCS as well as all his field commanders - failed to secure a Status of Forces agreement with the Iraqi government and abruptly withdrew American troops, establishing the conditions for the rise if ISIS, the blood of which is splattered across the breadth of the Obama administration.
ISW makes several key points as part of the document’s executive summary, primarily that unless the United States becomes serious about defeating the largest terrorist army outside of Iran, ISIS will rapidly expand to fill the current power vacuum.
While this takes place, a certainty since it’s obvious that Team O has no stomach for actually confronting the enemies of the West [witness the recent “partnership” agreement between Obama and Iran] the options available to the next president are, consequently, narrowing.
This is understandable in that as ISIS grows in strength, complexity and sophistication it will eventually present a threat which is truly existential and far beyond the ability of the U.S. to deal with in any manner other than a full scale war of attrition and the costs of thousands of American lives.[Read More]
Iran’s President Rouhani Demonstrates Fraudulent Nature of Nuke Deal
Total Defeat For The West: No Military Site Inspections, Period
July 13, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Further reiterating what honest observers have long known, Team Obama’s apparently incipient nuke deal with the world’s leading source of terrorism – Iran – is a toothless sham. True to form, on Sunday president Rouhani again stressed that any agreement between it and the so-called P5+1 countries would be unverifiable since inspections of military nuclear installations will not be tolerated.
According to Fars News, the main preconditions are:
“1. The full and total removal of sanctions should be stated in the text of any agreement and should be implemented on the same day that Iran will start doing its undertakings.
2. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is allowed to make routine and usual visits to the nuclear sites, while access to the military, security and sensitive non-nuclear places is forbidden; the approvals of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) should be respected.
3. No limitation is accepted in achieving the know-how of the peaceful nuclear technology and Research and Development (R&D) and the approvals of the SNSC should be respected.” [source, Rouhani Communicates Bill on Protection of Iran’s N. Rights in Talks with Powers]
So rather than curbing Iran’s obvious intention to produce nuclear weapons, if the treaty is subject to these demands then there will be no impediment left between the bomb and Iran’s murderous theocracy.[Read More]
The National Security Implications of a Marxist Pope
Sharing Cocaine Tea with Banana Republic Commie Dictator Further Complicates Matter
By WILLIAM MAYER
July 13, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Pope Francis, who assumed the Chair of St. Peter on March 13, 2013 - amidst curious circumstances, the abrupt, some say forced retirement of Pope Benedict XVI - has in two short years stunned traditional Catholics, issuing a series of pronouncements which seem to indicate that he is not only heterodox but a Marxist.
The fact that he has had to deny it so many times reminds one of Shakespeare’s classic line on self-incrimination, that “he doth protest too much.”
Over the last two weeks Francis has undertaken a tour of South America, visiting Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay. The trip took place immediately after his issuance of the controversial Papal Encyclical Laudate, Si - On Care For Our Common Home, which deals with the supposed negative environmental impact caused by capitalism.
Throughout the tour, Francis has spoken in the street language of Marxism
“Do we realize that something is wrong in a world where there are so many farmworkers without land, so many families without a home, so many laborers without rights, so many persons whose dignity is not respected?...Do we realize something is wrong when the soil, water, air and living creatures of our world are under constant threat?.. let us not be afraid to say it: we want change, real change, structural change. This system is by now intolerable: farmworkers find it intolerable, laborers find it intolerable, communities find it intolerable, peoples find it intolerable … The earth itself – our sister, Mother Earth, as Saint Francis would say – also finds it intolerable.”
No, Cardinal McCarrick, America Does Not “Need Islam*”
July 10, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As part of the Islamic Society of North America’s [ISNA] continuing da’wa/stealth jihad campaign, its most recent newsletter touted the organization’s “Shoulder to Shoulder Initiative,” an transparently absurd “faith sharing” effort intended to de-link Islam and its ideology - which is contained in the Shari’a - from Islamic terrorism.
In the PR release ISNA stated:
“So powerful is this initiative that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (former Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Washington) said, in addressing an interfaith gathering, "America needs Islam." He was stressing the point that a loss of Muslim civil liberties is a loss for all Americans civil liberties.”
At this point we note that ISNA was named as an unindicted co-conspirator/joint venturer in the United States’ largest and most successful terror financing prosecution in history, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation
Cardinal McCarrick and dozens of other soft-headed Jewish and Christian religious leaders have signed on to the Should to Shoulder campaign, too stupid to realize they are being taken advantage of, in a so far successful, effort to grant the HAMAS linked group undeserved legitimacy.
Among the “luminaries” who have become signatories to Sharing Arms are the usual suspects in addition to the addled McCarrick:
David Friedman, Bishop Neil L. Irons, Fr. James Massa, Rabbi David Saperstein, etc. [source ISNA’s Shoulder to Shoulder initiative ][Read More]
Breaking: Gowdy Releases Clinton Subpoena
By WILLIAM MAYER
July 8, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We understand that being told that Hillary Clinton is a serial liar isn’t exactly news, but during her Tuesday interview on CNN - during which she is roundly considered to have further embarrassed herself – the Democrat presidential candidate was particularly mendacious, claiming that she had never been subpoenaed by Congressman Gowdy as part of his Select Committee’s investigation of the Benghazi terrorist attack.
In the last few minutes we have been provided with the document in question, via email, from one of House Speaker Boehner’s media relations people, Kevin Smith, thus catching the assumed Democrat standard bearer in an outrageous lie about a matter that was really already common knowledge.
The subpoena, dated March 13 and naming Clinton, clearly states:
‘You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the - Select Committee on the Events Surrounding the 2012 Terrorist Attack in Benghazi – of the House of Representatives of the United States.”
Our take away from this is as follows:
1. Fabricating under such circumstances by Clinton, knowing that the tape was rolling, suggests that she has serious issues, at best speaking to her lack of veracity and judgment, but more darkly suggesting that the rumors swirling around DC that Clinton is suffering from permanent brain damage as a result of her 2012 concussion, the cause of which is still unexplained, might indeed be accurate.
First Amendment Apparently on Vacation in Cleveland
By WILLIAM MAYER
July 7, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is [along with the Second] the bedrock of American liberty.
Concerning the former - if as the UK Independent is reporting [see Justin Carissimo, Cleveland police officer under investigation after promoting 'racist and anti-Muslim' messages on Twitter ] a member of Cleveland, OH law enforcement, officer Frank Woyma, is now under “investigation” for posting “anti-Muslim,” ‘racist” material on the social media website Twitter - the troubled city’s thin blue line is operating within the straight jacket of a First Amendment free zone.
“Jennifer Ciaccia, Detective and Public Information Officer for Cleveland PD, told The Independent that officer Frank Woyma is currently under an internal investigation by the Bureau of Integrity Control. Ms Ciaccia could not confirm how long the investigation could take but said that it should be finished sooner rather than later.”
The dimensions of this breaking controversy are vast, striking at the heart of what is certainly protected political speech as well as Article 6, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, that section of the Constitution which establishes the document as the sole, exclusive and authoritative law of the United States.
For those late to the chase, Shari’a is an alien set of legal codes established by the sacralized ideology known as Islam, and if what the Independent is reporting is indeed the case - and at this point it is also being carried by other news sources – it’s now not only controversial, but potentially legally actionable to suggest that the American Constitution is supreme over all other legal systems including that of the Shari’a.[Read More]
Dr. Harold Rhode On Team Obama’s Weakness in the Face of Iranian Aggression
July 6, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Harold Rhode, PhD, former member of the DOD and now a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute has been stirring a pot a bit while on a speaking tour of the U.S.
His criticism of the Obama administration is pointed and narrowly focused, stating that the Middle East’s jihadism – especially that of ISIS - is a huge and growing threat and that due to Team Obama’s policies, America’s moral authority throughout the world is quickly eroding, leaving our historic allies confounded and losing hope.
A selected abstract of a recent Q & A [see Eliran Aharon, Israel on its own when it comes to Obama] with the Israeli news source Arutz Sheva:
“ISIS is a very big threat that can be taken care of with boots on the ground…it has to be eliminated…Because otherwise it is attracting more and more people not just from the Middle east but outsiders, Muslims who come…it touches something very deep in the consciousness of the Muslim mind in that is that they should all live in one state, ruled by a caliph under Shari’a…that is what the issue stands for and that’s what it’s selling to the world.”
Happy 239th Birthday America!
July 4, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – All of us who are blessed beyond measure to call America home, might well take a bit of time amidst all the fun associated with the 4th of July to remember the sacrifice made by our ancestors who risked everything to create then protect the most significant nation ever to exist, the United States of America.
Our Founding Fathers dedicated their "lives fortunes and sacred honor," as they took upon themselves the monumental task of forging a new nation, "conceived in liberty and the proposition that all men are created equal," words which Abraham Lincoln later spoke over the blood-soaked battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Though our republic is facing a new set of challenges today, we remain hopeful and confident that, as a nation we can rise above them as we have during some very bleak times in the past.
So have a wonderful and safe 4th but please keep in mind that our system of government, based upon informed consent of the people - though the most powerful and morally responsible on the planet - is remarkably delicate, as our numerous enemies, both foreign and domestic know.
With the increased national security concerns prompted by ISIS, similarly motivated Islamic jihadist groups and individuals, along with our home-grown Marxist cultural terrorists – some of whom we have allowed to occupy positions of great political power – keep your eyes open.
With that said, a very sincere and heartfelt - Happy Birthday America! - from the publisher and writers of PipeLineNews.org LLC.
Long may the Stars and Stripes fly over this hallowed land.
“Hatred Must Not Spill Over Into Our Streets” - The Terror Threat Posed By The Islamic State
By EMERSON VERMAAT
July 2, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - ISIS (ISIL or IS) is proud of the war crimes committed by its jihadists. The more brutal the atrocities...the better. Beheading of hostages or prisoners is one of those war crimes. Between August 19, 2014, and January 31, 2015, ISIS beheaded the following Western and Japanese hostages: James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning, Peter Kassig, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. Captured Jordanian F-16-pilot Moaz Al-Kasasbeh was burned alive in a cage early January 2015. ISIS terrorists also beheaded Coptic Christians in Libya. Moreover, ISIS jihadists raped numerous teen-age girls and women selling them as sex-slaves. This too is a war crime. ISIS represents dark and diabolical forces, just like Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and the Nazis between 1933 and 1945.
In a speech from the throne on September 16, 2014, Dutch King Willem- Alexander, referring to what was happening in Northern Iraq, Syria and Gaza, said that it had led to tensions, feelings of powerlessness and insecurity in the Netherlands, warning that:
“Hatred bringing ruin upon people living elsewhere in the world must not spill over into our streets.”
Jews in Holland and Europe have been harrassed by militant Muslim immigrants. One of those singled out was Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs . In July 2014, three bricks were hurled through his home window. On more than one occasion, Muslim youths lashed out against him, calling him “dirty Jew.” “This never happened twenty years ago,” the rabbi told this writer.
Due to the rapidly increasing number of Muslim immigrants, Europe is importing the conflicts, the hatred and the anti-Semitism of the immigrants” home countries. This is also happening in North America and Australia. Migrant trafficking is a serious threat to Western security.
Too many second-generation Muslim immigrants and converts to Islam are susceptible to the call of jihad. By early 2015, over three thousand young European Muslims had joined ruthless terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. Erich Fromm’s book Escape from Freedom is still very topical today. He writes about “the attraction to what is harmful in life which more than any other deserves the name of a pathological perversion.”
Though Fromm was writing about Nazis and Fascists, today’s Islamists and Muslim terrorists do not behave very differently. They glorify death and “martyrdom.” The Nazi Einsatzgruppen were involved in mass executions, the color of the Swastica, the SS uniforms and SS flag is black. The terrorists from the so-called Islamic State or IS are also conducting mass executions and their flag and uniforms are black as well.[Read More]
Iranian Nuke Talks: the Endless Charade
July 1, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – With another “deadline” having passed [apparently a movable feast, this one, June 30] the Kabuki of the P5+1 negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program continues, apparently without end.
With the talks dragging on - absent any progress towards a reasonable protocol capable of stopping Iran from its headlong rush towards the deployment of nuclear weapons – it becomes ever clearer that the process is designed around legacy issues for the president with no thought given to containing the increasing threat. Hence the understanding by Khamenei’s government [correct] that Team Obama desperately wants some shred of tangible achievement at any cost, thus removing whatever leverage the U.S. might have had.
As the shuffling continues, the administration’s position steadily weakens, especially regarding the critical issue of verification and inspection, without which any agreement is DOA.
“The official, who spoke on background, was asked the question after telling reporters Monday that the Iranians will not be expected to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors access to “every military site” since that would not be “appropriate,” and the United States would never agree to such access to every military site in the U.S.” [source, Patrick Goodenough, As Deadline Passes, U.S. Backs Away From ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ Access to Iran’s Military Sites, CNS News]
There are so many levels involved in this ruse - a public embarrassment - that realists have already concluded that under this CIC, Iran will remain not only unconstrained but enabled, the country being the beneficiary of previously impounded funds which will serve to both pump the economy as well as the theocracy's “peaceful” nuclear R&D program.[Read More]
Team Obama Awards Iran with 13 Tons of Gold - $370M Value
July 1, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to the state run Iranian news site Fars, yesterday the country took possession of 13 tons of gold [current value approximately $370M] which, until Team Obama’s team of “negotiators” [read, facilitators] permitted the transfer – sans agreement – had been quarantined in a South African bank for 2 years.
"A sum of 13 tons of gold that had been purchased before and was deposited in South Africa in the past two years and could not be transferred to Iran due to the sanctions … was delivered to the Central Bank of Iran's treasury last night," [see, CBI Governor: 13 Tons of Iran's Frozen Gold Consignments Back Home, Fars]
With U.S. media obsessed about about the horse-race aspect of the matter - whether or not a nuke deal will be consummated, assuming they are covering the issue at all - it's ignoring the cold reality that many of the sanctions, which had been responsible for the Iranian economy’s ill health, have already been lifted.
What we find especially alarming about this development is the potential impact it will have on the Shia theocracy’s nuclear program.
A little known fact is that for just about any moderate to large nation the cost of developing a nuclear processing plant is not all that constraining [approximately $3B, see Geoffrey Rothwell, Chaim Braun, The Cost Structure of International Uranium Enrichment Service Supply, MIT University], nor is the cost of the individual centrifuges themselves:[Read More]