The Growing Concern of Home-Grown Terrorits

They are saying that the attack in Canada was because it was supporting the USA is sending troops to fight against ISIS. Canada did pass a bill to launch combat mission against ISIS 157-134 in House of Commons. The European powers are very much afraid to do so because of domestic high Muslim populations. What took place in Canada does illustrate the risks of a religious war. Japanese pilots would crash their planes into ships because they believed the Emperor was the virtual son of God on Earth. What someone believes if paramount.

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on October 24, 2014.

Don’t Blame Obama (He Has No Power)

The genius H. L. Mencken put it best when he wrote that ‘every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.’
We also like the one from P. J. O’Rourke, who wrote…
‘Don’t vote! It just encourages the bastards.’
And we can’t forget Twain’s pithy observation…
‘If voting made a difference,’ he said, ‘they wouldn’t let us do it.’
Until now, this area of debate has been reserved only for the fringes. The question of whether or not to vote, that is. Or if voting is actually effective in changing governmental policy (the answer? No).
As you’ll see in a moment, though, this debate is slipping into the mainstream. And in a very big way.
To begin, let’s rewind six years…
‘The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes,’ The Boston Globe article begins.
‘From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.
‘But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.’
‘It has long been the province of conspiracy theorists,’ Mickey Edwards writes in a separate article in the Globe, ‘to claim that the real power of government is not wielded by the obvious practitioners of statecraft – presidents, members of Congress, the judiciary – but by secret or semi-secret entities, real wizards whose hidden machinations send us to war, sell us out to enemies, siphon public treasure into private hands.
‘Depending on your talk show or paranoia of choice, these are the bankers, oil barons, one-worlders, war profiteers, Bilderbergers, Masons, Catholics, Jews, or Trilateralists. Our formal institutions, in this scenario, are stage sets, Potemkin villages; our officials are puppets; we are an unsuspecting audience.’
Yes, there are countless ways to say the government is corrupt.
But here’s the thing…
At their core, all these theories have a ‘shadow government’ of sorts running things behind the scenes.
And, according to one highly regarded professor, that might not be too far from reality.

This post was published at Laissez Faire on OCT 23, 2014.

Saudi Cleric Blasts Twitter As “Source Of All Evil” As Riyal Slides To Lowest Since 2008

The last 2 days have seen enormous volatility in the Saudi Riyal exchange rate, purportedly oil-related FX hedging programs as the SAR dropped to its lowest sicne Dec 2008, but the most extreme ‘moves’ were left to The Kingdon’s top Muslim cleric. As The BBC reports, Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, exclaimed that Twitter is “the source of all evil and devastation”. As the 12th most influential Muslim in the world, it perhaps matters that he says users were using Twitter to “promote lies, backbite and gossip and to slander Islam,” but citizens of Saudi Arabia, who are some of the heaviest users of Twitter, did not appreciate his remarks, summe dup by one tweet, “People need an outlet to express themselves, to start to disclose what’s hidden and drop the masks, without fear or commands, or censorship from anyone.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/22/2014.

Canada Shooter Idenfitied As Canadian National Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau

Moments ago CBS News reported, citing Law enforcement and U. S. Government sources, that the shooter in today’s tragic Ottawa incident was Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau, born in Canada in 1982. One source says he sometime dropped the name Michael and went by Abdul Zehaf Bibeau. At other times he apparently dropped the Abdul. In a report from the Muslim Issue, Zehaf-Bibeau is said to be reportedly of Algerian descent.
Zehaf-Bibeau is the alleged shooter who killed soldier at the national War Memorial before entering the Centre Block and firing off more shots. Epoch Times reporter Matthew Little says that the shooter got as far as the library before Sergeant-At-Arms shot him dead.
Earlier, a Canadian parliament official described the gunman to BBC as looking ‘Arabian’ with ‘long hair and a small beard.’
According to Montreal reporter Domenic Fazioli, Bibeau was arrested five times in the city. He has three possession charges dating back to 2004 (marijuana and PCP). His two other arrests were for parole violations.
Witnesses said they saw Bibeau wearing a black coat with blue jeans, reports CBC. The same report says gun used in the attack was a double-barrel shotgun. Alberta Labor Minister Ric McIver told theOttawa Sun that Bibeau was driving a ‘brown Toyota Corolla with no license plate.’ He added that the car ‘roared up the street and screeched to a halt.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/22/2014.

65% of Americans Say the Nation is on the Wrong Track

A Wall Street Journal poll reveals that only 25% of Americans think the nation is on the right track – the lowest since 2008. Two-thirds say we are on the wrong track.
As always, the economy is the main concern. But we are five years into a recovery. That is what we are told. So, where is the optimism?
Foreign policy? Drift. Immigration? Drift. Economy? Stagnant wages. Congress? Gridlock. Federal deficit? It is still reported at $500 billion a year, five years into the recovery. This is hailed by Keynesians as a major victory.
Then there are ISIS and Ebola. What happened to safety? Where is there a sign of leadership?
The public schools always get worse. No one expects differently any longer. It’s only a matter of how bad they will get in your ZIP code, and how soon. Yet here is America’s only tax-funded church, with its own self-screening priesthood: the American Federation of Teachers.
What does the state do that is seen as a clear benefit, with better to come? This is the key phrase: ‘with better to come.’ Nothing, i.e., not one thing.

This post was published at Tea Party Economist on October 21, 2014.

Turkey’s Position on ISIL Misunderstood

As territory in the Middle East falls under control of the brutal fanatics of ISIL, many Americans may be wondering how this could happen in the backyard of major U. S. allies. In particular, frustration with Turkey’s reluctance to move against ISIL, even as it massacres civilians and creates instability on the Turkish border, is growing rapidly. Turkey’s political calculation with respect to the crisis reveals just how complex and intractable the crisis may become.
Located between Europe and Asia, Turkey was once the epicenter of the vast Ottoman Empire that controlled much of the Middle East and even portions of the Balkans. After the First World War, with Turkey stripped of her empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk attempted to realign the non-Arab nation away from the rest of the Muslim world in favor of the West. This was a gigantic task, probably never attempted previously by any nation in history.
Following WWII, Turkey, with its location adjacent to Russia’s soft underbelly, became a valuable NATO member. Despite its unquestioned loyalty, the European Union (EU) denied repeatedly Turkey’s subsequent applications for membership. (The official reason for rejection was human rights: the real reason was the persistence of strong Islamic affiliation of its conservative population.)
Today, Turkey is re-emerging increasingly as a moderate, democratic Sunni Islamic state, but one that hankers after power as a regional heavyweight. Over the past decades its principal nemesis in the region has been the Assad regime in Syria. Anyone fighting Assad finds favor with the Turks.

This post was published at Europac on Monday, October 20, 2014.

The Liberty Brothers Frontline Report: Northern Iraq

About 10 days ago, I had a friend who served 2 tours in Iraq call me with some information. He spoke of a team of Christians who are heading to Iraq to help the fight against ISIS, and wanted to know if I would be able to help. Of course I was eager to do what I could, and subsequently published this article. Additionally, we had the group’s leader, Jeremiah, as a guest on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show.


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on October 19th, 2014.

EITHER YOU’RE THE BUTCHER OR YOU’RE THE CATTLE

I know many people have no interest in watching the boob tube because 99% of the programming is either mindless drivel or government sanctioned propaganda. It’s the 1% that reflects the deeper themes and moods engulfing our society. Television shows like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead reflect the darkening mood of this intensifying Fourth Turning. I wrote one of my more pessimistic articles called Welcome to Terminus in April regarding the season four finale of the Walking Dead series. I essentially argued we are approaching the end of the line and the world is going to get real nasty.

In the six short months since I wrote that depressing article, we’ve seen men beheaded on Youtube videos by terrorists no one had ever heard of at the beginning of this year. Somehow a ragtag band of 30,000 Muslim terrorists, using American military equipment supplied to fight Assad in Syria and taken from the Iraqi Army when they turned tail and ran away, have been able to defeat 600,000 Iraqi and Kurd fighters with air support from the vaunted U. S. Air Force. Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Afghanistan descend into never ending religious based warfare. We’ve even had passenger planes mysteriously disappear in Asia with no trace.

This post was published at The Burning Platform on 16th October 2014.

The Ebola Effect Arrives: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

Remember when Obama said “Putin was isolated”, despite the Russian having the explicit support of the BRIC nations, and thus at least half of the world’s population? Well, as irony would always have it with this particular US president, the tables have promptly turned, and paradoxically where ISIS failed to “terrorize” Americans into a state of paralyzed daze, the West African virus has succeeded in isolating none other than America, and as a brand new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel!
In other words, global trade, commerce and simply transit, already declining thanks to the global depression rematerializing now that the Fed’s latest placebo round has worn off, are about to slam into a brick wall.
The poll results come as health officials said the second nurse infected at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had flown from Ohio to Texas with a slight fever the day before she was diagnosed. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, which surveyed 1,577 Americans 18 or older online, found nearly 80 percent were concerned about the Ebola outbreak, with 41 percent saying they were “very concerned” and 36 percent “somewhat concerned.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/16/2014.

THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEARBOLA ITSELF

When fear gains control of a family, a business and even a country, rationality is the first causality. If the plan of the globalists is to destroy America through inducing fear over Ebola, they are succeeding.
The loss of reason and rationality with regard to the present Ebola crisis, is looking more and more like the resulting fear will become our undoing as a nation. Americans are on the verge of completing the prime directive of the globalists, namely, the destruction of the nation’s economy leading to a collapse of the country as a whole.
Fear The CDC offered up the latest piece of bad news, announcing that the second infected nurse in Dallas had flown to Cleveland and back a day before developing symptoms. Even before the announcement, two-thirds of the respondents to a Washington Post-ABC News poll said they were concerned about a widespread epidemic of Ebola in this country.
More Fear Various social networks and alternative media sources are reporting that Nina Pham’s boyfriend may have been admitted to a Dallas area hospital. It is not clear whether the individual was showing symptoms of the virus or if he has been quarantined as a precautionary measure. According to NBC DFW, ‘Texas Health Presbyterian is monitoring the patient based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol.’ This development is serving to ramp up the fear factor associated with the spread of Ebola.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on October 16, 2014.

Report: PATIENT #3 SUSPECTED IN DALLAS: Nurse’s Boyfriend Quarantined

Various reports now making their way through social networks and alternative media sources claim that Nina Pham’s boyfriend may have been admitted to a Dallas-area hospital. It is not clear whether the individual was showing symptoms of the virus or if he has been quarantined as a precautionary measure. According to NBC DFW, ‘Texas Health Presbyterian is monitoring the patient based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocol.’
Ms. Pham is the first person to contract the virus in the United States after being one of several medical personnel to provide care for the late Thomas Duncan, who arrived in America from West Africa two weeks ago.
According to reports Pham’s boyfriend works for Fort Worth-based eye care firm Alcon. A letter from Alcon CEO Jeff George sent to employees on Monday says that one of the company’s associates was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian. George specifically notes in the letter that the individual who has been admitted was not showing symptoms of the virus, but there are contradicting reports with some suggesting that the individual admitted to the hospital was showing Ebola-like symptoms.

This post was published at shtfplan on October 15th, 2014.

YES, WE CAN! OPPOSE THE STATE…BUT BE CAREFUL ‘HOW’

You can’t fight City Hall. This is propaganda issued by City Hall – government and bureaucrats – to discourage those who would dissent, rebel or resist. ‘Nothing can be done to change the situation,’ they declare, ‘so nothing should be attempted.’
A corollary lie is that one person cannot successfully stand up against the system. Bradley/Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange and Edward Snowden prove the opposite. Each contributed a surprise plot twist in the history of totalitarianism being written by officials. Each also point to the price individuals can pay for speaking truth to power. They provide valuable lessons on how to dissent, rebel or resist while sustaining the least possible damage to your life. [Note: the following are examples of extreme dissent, not more muted protest such as walking down a street while carrying a sign.] Spotlighting Others Who Made a Difference
Other dissidents have grabbed recent headlines for counter-state actions in the past.
On the night of March 8, 1971, eight proto-Snowdens stole files from an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania. They were anonymous members of the leftist anti-Vietnam war group, Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI. After careful surveillance, the activist-burglars timed the break-in to coincide with the hyped boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier; they figured security guards would be glued to their radios.
The resulting files documented the FBI’s COINTELPRO program with its explicit mission to “expose, disrupt, misdirect, or otherwise neutralize” groups considered to be “subversive.” Anti-Vietnam war and civil rights organizations were particular targets. The purloined information was disseminated to media sources, many of whom initially declined to publish. Enough information became public to create a furor, however, especially in concert with the Watergate scandal. The ensuing Church Committee, named after its chairman Senator Frank Church, investigated the FBI, CIA, and NSA for illegal gathering of information. COINTELPRO was disbanded. And Americans learned shocking secrets about government such as the FBI bugging of Martin Luther King and the CIA medical experiments on American citizens.

This post was published at Dollar Vigilante on 2014/10/15.

Second Texas Healthcare Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

And then there were three.
As the Texas Department of State Health reported an hour ago, just three days after the shocking announcement that the late Thomas Eric Duncan had managed to infect one nurse in the first person-to-person transmission of Ebola on US ground, a second Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital worker has been infected with the deadly virus.
From the official statement:
Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola News Release Oct. 15, 2014
A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.
The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital.
Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored. The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/15/2014.

Shutdown: A Single Ebola Patient Has Overwhelmed The System: Dallas Hospital Forced To Close Emergency Room

Despite numerous procedural missteps over the course of the last several weeks, the Centers for Disease control want the American public to believe they have everything under control.
But with a second case now being confirmed in Dallas, one can’t help but consider that these so-called ‘protocols’ set forth by the CDC are either inadequate, or they are being wholly mismanaged.
Where were the Hazmat suits for the police officers and clean-up crew that were first to arrive at Duncan’s Ebola-stricken apartment? Or what about the ambulance that carried numerous patients and personnel for 48 hours after Duncan was dropped off at the hospital before anyone realized it needed to be isolated? Or how about the quarantine procedures, which left Duncan’s extended relatives in an apartment withno established procedure for supplying the detainees with food? And why were others who were living in apartments adjacent to these, who had close proximity to Duncan’s ventilation systems, not moved? Moreover, why did the Obama administration wait almost two weeks before suggesting that we should be screening passengers arriving in the United States from flights originating in Africa?
These are just a handful of the inconsistencies which suggest, among other things, that the CDC was caught completely off guard and unprepared.
But if that’s not enough to convince you that we have a serious problem with emergency response protocols for pandemics and outbreaks, then perhaps the fact that a single Ebola patient in Dallas overwhelmed the system to such an extent that Texas Presbyterian had to shut down their emergency room to new patients.

This post was published at shtfplan on October 13th, 2014.

The Sunni-Shia Divide Explained

Via The Council on Foreign Relations,
Sunni and Shia Muslims have lived peacefully together for centuries. In many countries it has become common for members of the two sects to intermarry and pray at the same mosques. They share faith in the Quran and the Prophet Mohammed’s sayings and perform similar prayers, although they differ in rituals and interpretation of Islamic law.
But…
An ancient religious divide is helping fuel a resurgence of conflicts in the Middle East and Muslim countries.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/12/2014.

Ancient Druids: Why Were the Romans So Afraid of Them?

21st Century Wire asks…
Why were the Druids of the British Isles
Why were they such a threat to the Romans? such a threat to their Roman occupiers?
From the time of pre-Roman Britain, the Druids were regarded as the educated, priestly class among the Iron Age Celtic civilisations of Gaul (France), Britain, and Ireland. They are best known as spiritual leaders, mystics, medicine men, poets and scholars of natural law. The Druids were also regarded as adepts and seers in their day, and among their many prophesies was the prediction of the coming of Saint Patrick.
Little is known about the Druids of old as they left behind very little in terms of written or visual records because of the dominance of the oral traditions, but their legend lived on through story tellers who passed down their history over generations, and there is some representations that can be derived from stone carvings and other pagan relics. There were some accounts of Druids left behind by Greek and Roman artists and authors and later from medieval writers. Other cultures regarded them as heretics, accusing Druids of practicing pagan witchcraft and the occult. Modern archaeological have uncovered evidence of their pagan the religious practices, as well as other disturbing historical reports suggesting Druids were involved in both human sacrifice and cannibalism.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on OCTOBER 12, 2014.

Dallas Hospital Worker Tests Positive For Ebola In First Person-To-Person Transmission On US Soil

And then there was #2. A few hours ago, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, announced that a health care worker who cared for dying Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, has tested positive for the virus after a preliminary test, officials said early Sunday. If confirmed, it would be the first known person-to-person transmission of the disease in the United States. The name of the patients is currently unknown, what is known however, is that the worker was “considered to be at low risk for contracting the virus” and the he or she was wearing full protective gear when treating Duncan, suggesting – yet again – that there is a transmission mechanism which is not accounted for under conventional protocol.
Confirmatory testing of the second case on U. S. soil will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the statement from the Texas Department of State Health Services said.
The worker reported a fever late Friday and was isolated and referred for testing. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.”
Alas, until Friday night, said spread was once again completely uncontained if said worker was able to interact with countless others, who will become symptomatic only after they in turn have spread the disease to an unknown number of their own friends, acquaintances and co-workers.
The statement added that people who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged “will be monitored based on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/12/2014.

Guest Post: Qatar’s Jihad

Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country – the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms – has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.
Using its vast resources, and driven by unbridled ambition, Qatar has emerged as a hub for radical Islamist movements. The massive, chandeliered Grand Mosque in Doha – Qatar’s opulent capital – is a rallying point for militants heading to wage jihad in places as diverse as Yemen, Tunisia, and Syria. As a result, Qatar now rivals Saudi Arabia – another Wahhabi state with enormous resource wealth – in exporting Islamist extremism.
But there are important differences between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Qatar’s Wahhabism is less severe than Saudi Arabia’s; for example, Qatari women are allowed to drive and to travel alone. In Qatar, there is no religious police enforcing morality, even if Qatari clerics openly raise funds for militant causes overseas.
Given this, it is perhaps unsurprising that, whereas Saudi Arabia’s sclerotic leadership pursues reactionary policies rooted in a puritanical understanding of Islam, Qatar’s younger royals have adopted a forward-thinking approach. Qatar is the home of the Al Jazeera satellite television channel and Education City, a district outside of Doha that accommodates schools, universities, and research centers.
Similar inconsistencies are reflected in Qatar’s foreign policy. Indeed, the country’s relationship with the United States directly contradicts its links with radical Islamist movements.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/12/2014.

CDC Holds 11am ET Press Conference Following Second Ebola Case In US: Live Webcast

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden will provide an update at 11 a.m. ET Sunday on the response to the second case of Ebola in Dallas, the first person-to-persion transmission on US soil. As reported earlier, a health care worker, who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, tested positive for the disease, hospital officials announced Sunday. Duncan died on Wednesday. The CDC will conduct confirmatory tests on Sunday and share the results after the patient, who has not been identified, is notified, according to a CDC statement.
Here are the punchlines from CDC’s Tom Frieden:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on 10/12/2014.

US government agencies, healthcare system totally unprepared to deal with Ebola pandemic

The first official case of Ebola has entered the U. S. via the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, and neither the U. S. government nor the healthcare system at large is prepared for the possible pandemic that could eventually unfold.
The latest reports indicate that a man by the name of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national who is now being referred to as “patient zero” by the media, flew into Dallas on United Airlines from Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on September 20. This was one of several international layovers that he had while traveling from Liberia to visit family and friends.
When Duncan first began showing symptoms of low-grade fever and abdominal pain on September 24, he reportedly sought care from Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (PHD), which initially refused to admit him. As directed, Duncan returned home to stay with family living in the area, only to quickly develop more severe symptoms that resulted in him having to be rushed back to the hospital via ambulance on September 28.

This post was published at Natural News on Friday, October 10, 2014.