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Shock investigation: Pentagon accelerates plan to confiscate guns, prosecute US conservatives.

Infowars.com
February 15, 2014

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A mock small town Christian steeple sits among the martial law training infrastructure.

The federal government has been in a big hurry to build a 300 acre city in just 2 years at an expense of $96 million in taxpayer funds in order to train the military “for problems we don’t even know we have yet.” If you’ve been following Infowars, you’ve seen us document over and over again what they’re training for with a detailed American city like this: martial law within this nation.

And now, The Telegraph is confirming the construction of this small town military simulation that will be used to train troops for combat against the American people.

Unlike the urban training centers we’ve seen before where the buildings are just empty concrete block structures or even plywood facades, this town is very detailed with glass windows, handicap parking signs, speed limit signs, logos on the subway that match the DC metro, and even a small town steeple (that was originally claimed to be a mosque). They’ve made it clear in manual after manual, scenario after scenario that they perceive the enemy as gun owners, limited government conservatives, libertarians and Christians.

Group loyal to Shamil Basayev, a Chechen warlord trained by the CIA in Afghanistan

Kurt Nimmo
Infowars.com
January 20, 2014

Vilayat Dagestan, a Salafist terror group loyal to Shamil Basayev, has taken credit for the Volgograd bombing in late December that claimed the lives of 34 people. A video posted on the group’s website shows two men, identified as the suicide bombers it says are responsible for the Russian attack, wearing explosive belts and posing with assault rifles.

The men warn terrorists will attack the Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin on February 6 in Sochi, a Russian resort city on the Black Sea.

“We have prepared a… present for you, for you (President Putin) and all those tourists who will come over,” the men say in a statement.

“If you hold the Olympics you will receive a present from us. It will be for all the Muslim blood that is shed every day around the world, be it in Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, all around the world. This will be our revenge.”

The video has since disappeared from Youtube.

Russia’s FSB security service declined to comment on the 49-minute video. Despite the U.S. State Department issuing a travel alert for Americans planning to attend the games, spokeswoman Laura Seal had no comment on the video or the threat by Vilayat Dagestan to attack the Olympics.

Vilayat Dagestan, formerly known as Shariat Jamaat, was created during the Second Chechen War. It calls for an Islamic state in Dagestan and is responsible for killing hundreds of civilians, military and security personnel, and government officials.

The group was loyal to Shamil Basayev, the Chechen commander who was indoctrinated and trained by the Pakistani Inter Services Intelligence in Khost, Afghanistan, at the Amir Muawia camp set up in the early 1980s by the CIA and ISI and run by the Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. His mujahideen group, Hezb-e Islami, was funded by the CIA and the Afghan drug trade.

“Following the dissolution of the USSR, radical Afghanistani Mujahadeen, Islamists from Saudi Arabia, from Turkey, Pakistan and other Islamic countries flooded into the Muslim regions of the former USSR,” writes F. William Engdahl. “The existence of the so-called jihadist Salafi brand of Islam in Dagestan is quite recent. It has also been deliberately imported.”

On Sunday, Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN the Russian government is “not giving us the full story about, what are the threat streams, who do we need to worry about, are those groups — the terrorist groups who have had some success — are they still plotting?”

Texas Republican and chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul, also expressed concern about a possible terror attack during the Olympic games. McCaul said although “President Putin is taking this very seriously” and “taking all the precautions,” a terror attack is likely to occur during the event.

“I think it’s more likely that the attacks would probably happen outside the perimeter, more soft targets, transportation modes, if you will,” he told ABC.

Putin said he has deployed 40,000 police and special services officers to ensure security during the games.

 

 

This article was posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

 

Document reveals delegation was allowed to skip secondary screening

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
January 20, 2014

A newly released document obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request confirms that the State Department ordered the Department of Homeland Security to spare members of the Muslim Brotherhood traveling to the US in 2012 a TSA pat down or any kind of secondary screening.

Image: Muslim Brotherhood Supporter (YouTube).

The one page document (PDF), obtained by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, shows that members of a Muslim Brotherhood delegation traveling through Minneapolis Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport and Dulles Airport were handed expedited entry known as “port courtesy,” which is normally reserved for high ranking government officials and dignitaries. At the time, the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohamed Morsi, later deposed, had not been elected president.

The document contains four separate entries which include a directive that Muslim Brotherhood members, “not be pulled into secondary upon arrival at a point of entry.” As well as a TSA pat down, secondary screening involves carry on luggage being inspected by hand and the use of puffer explosive detectors.

Two following entries confirm that Muslim Brotherhood members traveled through both JFK and Dulles Airports “smoothly” and “without incident” after the DHS had been alerted about “port courtesies”.

Another entry reads; “MB delegate departure: In response to a request from the MB, the desk worked with the office of Foreign Missions to arrange for TSA to escort the last member of the visiting MB delegation, Abdul Mawgoud Dardery, through security at Minneapolis Airport and JFK Airport on April 15. We did not hear anything further from the MB, so we assume the departure went smoothly. In the coming days, we’re going to write down a list of procedures for dealing with MB visits to the United States.”

The delegate was given privileged access despite one of their members being linked to a previous child pornography investigation in the United States. In addition, the Muslim Brotherhood, which has now been declared a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government after bombing a police HQ last month, is closely affiliated with Al-Qaeda and has long been cited as the foundational inspiration for both Al-Qaeda and Islamic Jihad.

The IPT also highlights the fact that individuals traveling from Syria to give speaking tours in the United States, people like Sheik Osama al-Rifai, that have openly endorsed Al-Qaeda militant groups under the banner of the the Islamic Front, are being handed visas by the State Department with no questions asked.

While completely innocent Americans continue to be subjected to invasive TSA grope down procedures and placed on no fly lists for no reason whatsoever, members of a group with direct links to terrorism were given VIP treatment by the State Department, the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security.

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This article was posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

President has broken virtually every promise he’s ever made

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
January 17, 2014

Barack Obama will call for an end to the NSA’s warrantless collection of telephone metadata of Americans during a speech today, but his words will be completely meaningless given that the president has broken virtually every promise he’s ever made.

Image: Barack Obama (Wikimedia Commons).

“A senior White House administration official told the agency that Obama will on Friday call for an end to the National Security Agency’s collection of phone data from millions of US citizens “in a highly-anticipated speech” at the Justice Department,” reports RT.

According to the report, the NSA’s framework will remain largely unchanged and Obama will propose only “modest” changes to its activity, meaning that the vast majority of blanket NSA warrantless spying, which according to whistleblower William Binney includes analyzing conversations in real time, will continue unchallenged.

However, even Obama’s limited gesture to end NSA collection of metadata must be taken with a huge pinch of salt. Just take a look at five major promises Obama has made (we could list dozens) that have proven to be nothing but hot air.

– “We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years.”

Obama not only approved the extension of expiring Patriot Act provisions back in 2011 but subsequently signed off on the indefinite detention provisions of the NDAA. He also recently vowed to pursue his increasingly unpopular political agenda using executive orders.

– “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what.”

This infamous Obamacare promise turned out to be complete baloney. In October, White House spokesman Jay Carney was forced to admit that many Americans would not be able to keep their doctor under Obamacare, with experts putting the figure at anything up to 80 per cent who would see their existing plans canceled.

– “We will close the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, the location of so many of the worst constitutional abuses in recent years.”

Obama not only failed to close Guantanamo Bay, two years after coming to office he expanded its use.

– “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.”

Far from encouraging openness in government, Obama has overseen a war on transparency and whistleblowers which is unparalleled in U.S. history. Obama has presided over an administration that has been nothing but intolerant of dissent at every level, deliberately targeting prominent critics of his policies and his prosecution of national security issues – tactics that have created a chilling effect by intimidating other whistleblowers and dissenters from publicly airing their concerns.

– “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”

Obama soon changed his tune on this when it came to the attack on Libya. After receiving criticism for launching air strikes without Congressional approval, Obama arrogantly responded, “I don’t even have to get to the Constitutional question.”

These are just a handful of the innumerable promises that Obama has broken. To believe he has any interest in ending warrantless NSA surveillance is woefully naive and merely another act to create the perception of transparency when his administration has in fact pursued the exact opposite at every turn.

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Author of ‘shock and awe’ doctrine says elite threatened by non-state actors like Edward Snowden

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
January 17, 2014

Writing for the Atlantic Council, a prominent think tank based in Washington DC, Harlan K. Ullman warns that an “extraordinary crisis” is needed to preserve the “new world order,” which is under threat of being derailed by non-state actors like Edward Snowden.

Image: Atlantic Council Meeting (Wikimedia Commons).

The Atlantic Council is considered to be a highly influential organization with close ties to major policy makers across the world. It’s headed up by Gen. Brent Scowcroft, former United States National Security Advisor under U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. Snowcroft has also advised President Barack Obama.

Harlan K. Ullman was the principal author of the “shock and awe” doctrine and is now Chairman of the Killowen Group which advises government leaders.

In an article entitled War on Terror Is not the Only Threat, Ullman asserts that, “tectonic changes are reshaping the international geostrategic system,” arguing that it’s not military superpowers like China but “non-state actors” like Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and anonymous hackers who pose the biggest threat to the “365 year-old Westphalian system” because they are encouraging individuals to become self-empowered, eviscerating state control.

“Very few have taken note and fewer have acted on this realization,” notes Ullman, lamenting that “information revolution and instantaneous global communications” are thwarting the “new world order” announced by U.S. President George H.W. Bush more than two decades ago.

“Without an extraordinary crisis, little is likely to be done to reverse or limit the damage imposed by failed or failing governance,” writes Ullman, implying that only another 9/11-style cataclysm will enable the state to re-assert its dominance while “containing, reducing and eliminating the dangers posed by newly empowered non-state actors.”

Ullman concludes that the elimination of non-state actors and empowered individuals “must be done” in order to preserve the new world order. A summary of their material suggests that the Atlantic Council’s definition of a “new world order” is a global technocracy run by a fusion of big government and big business under which individuality is replaced by transhumanist singularity.

Ullman’s rhetoric sounds somewhat similar to that espoused by Trilateral Commission co-founder and regular Bilderberg attendee Zbigniew Brzezinski, who in 2010 told a Council on Foreign Relations meeting that a “global political awakening,” in combination with infighting amongst the elite, was threatening to derail the move towards a one world government.

Ullman’s implied call for an “extraordinary crisis” to reinvigorate support for state power and big government has eerie shades of the Project For a New American Century’s 1997 lament that “absent some catastrophic catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor,” an expansion of U.S. militarism would have been impossible.

In 2012, Patrick Clawson, member of the influential pro-Israel Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) think tank, also suggested that the United States should launch a staged provocation to start a war with Iran.

Ullman’s concern over failing state institutions having their influence eroded by empowered individuals, primarily via the Internet, is yet another sign that the elite is panicking over the “global political awakening” that has most recently expressed itself via the actions of people like Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and their growing legion of supporters.

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Air Force strips 34 launch officers of certifications following the termination of the nation’s top two nuke commanders

Anthony Gucciardi
Infowars.com
January 16, 2014

Blast door in a missile control bunker. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Blast door in a missile control bunker. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A few short months after two of the top nuke commanders in the United States were removed for minor offenses, an additional 34 nuclear missile launch officers have now been stripped of their certification following a ‘cheating scandal’ in which the Air Force says some officers were ‘texting answers’ to each other during a monthly test on missile operation.

This round of terminations in regards to nuclear launch commanders follows the original termination of the second highest nuclear commander (Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina) back on September 3rd of last year — the same date that Alex Jones and I released exclusive high level intel revealing a covert nuclear arms transfer from Texas’ Dyess Airforce base to South Carolina. And subsequently, the same day that Senator Lindsay Graham would hours later appear in a press statement to warn against a ‘nuclear attack’ on South Carolina in the event that we did not pursue war with Syria (the agenda being pushed at the time).

In a summary of these events, I spoke with Alex on his Nightly News program in which we broke it all down in depth:

But the government, of course, had no intention of telling you that Giardina was suspended on that same day. It would later come out through leaked emails acquired by the Daily Mail that, despite the military announcement of Giardina’s suspension weeks later, he was indeed suspended on the exact same day as the transfer:

“Kunze said Strategic Command did not announce the Sept. 3 suspension because Giardina remains under investigation and action on Kehler’s recommendation that Giardina be reassigned is pending. The suspension was first reported by the Omaha World-Herald.”

It is also revealed in the mainstream media reports that the government did not want these suspensions and firings to go on record, and that it was an anonymous government insider who provided leaked emails to the Associated Press:

“An internal email obtained by the AP on Friday said the allegations against Carey stem from an inspector general probe of his behavior while on an unspecified ‘temporary duty assignment.’ The email said the allegations are not related to the operational readiness of the ICBM force or recent failed inspections of ICBM units.”

When we look back at the ’2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident’, where nukes were reported missing from the Minot Air Force Base with no official suspect, the media went into turmoil and investigations were launched immediately. Even CNN covered the event in depth and continued to investigate what was going on. The CNN reporter even stated that “this kind of thing is not supposed to happen” in response to the event:

Yet where is the media on this subject now?

Whether or not the latest nuke commander purge is related to the missing nuke report and previous terminations is yet to be determined as research continues to be directed into this topic. What is certain, however, is the reality that numerous red flags point to the validity of the unsigned, black ops nuclear arms transfer from Texas’ Dyess Airforce base to South Carolina. And had we not received our high level military intelligence on the subject that spread like wildfire across various news organizations and communities, we may never know what could have happened.

Photo credit: Eric Draper, File

 

This article was posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Obama administration demands details of ruling be sealed

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
January 16, 2014

A judge has ruled that the U.S. government must remove a Malaysian academic from the no fly list, rendering the infamous policy unconstitutional.

Image: No Fly List (YouTube).

Stanford University doctoral student Rahinah Ibrahim’s rights were violated when the federal government wrongly placed her on the list, according to U.S. District Judge William Alsup, a ruling that could spell the beginning of the end for the onerous measure that has ensnared politicians, journalists and even 18-month-old children.

The Obama administration, which has resorted to dirty tricks in aggressively attempting to stall the trial at every turn, pressured the judge into sealing the ruling until April in an effort to prevent the full details from being released publicly. In other words, the feds don’t want the American people to know what a monumental fraud the no fly list has been from the very start.

Why does the ruling matter?

Citing national security, the federal government has thus far refused to correct its list even if it’s known that people have been wrongly added. The ruling forces the feds to swear under oath that they will remove Ibrahim’s name from the list, setting a precedent for everyone else who has been unfairly targeted. The ruling also forces the government to tell people whether they are on the list or not, which it had also previously refused to do.

Because the government’s current administrative remedies don’t satisfy these functions, Judge Alsup has ruled them unconstitutional.

The no fly list, created after the 9/11 attacks, currently contains the names of around 21,000 people. A secondary “terror watch list” contains over a million names.

As we have previously highlighted, CNN Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin was added to the no fly list after he filed a report critical of the TSA. In 2004, Senator Ted Kennedy was also told he could not fly because he had been placed on the list.

In 2012 it emerged that an 18-month old daughter of two New Jersey-born Americans of Middle Eastern descent was also added to the list.

The list has generated innumerable false positives which has led to widespread condemnation, especially given that the government has refused to amend its mistakes. All that is now set to change, unless of course the Obama administration resorts to more dirty tricks in an attempt to cover-up the true scale of the controversy.

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