Friday, July 20, 2012


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Colorado theater called 'gun-free' zone Lawmaker: 'Was there nobody that was carrying that could've stopped this guy?'

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concealed_gunGun advocates say the movie theater where a Colorado gunman opened fire Friday, killing 12 and wounded 59, has a strict policy against firearms on its premises – even for patrons have concealed handgun permits.
Cinemark Holdings Inc. owns 459 theaters and 5,181 screens in the U.S. and Latin America – including the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., scene of the mass shooting.
The company does not appear to post its firearms policy on its website. WND’s after-hours calls and emails to Cinemark had not been returned at the time of this report.
Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, told ABC News the Aurora Century 16 movie theater’s policy prohibits firearm carry.
Since 2006, some pro-gun bloggers have complained about their own experiences with Cinemark gun policies.
On the Defensive Carry blog, one Alaskan moviegoer posting under the name “SubNine” claimed Cinemark managers asked him to put his firearm in his vehicle if he wanted to see a movie. According to his post, the managers showed him a cardboard sign near the ticket counter that said, “No firearms allowed.”
“I’ll be writing Cinemark a nice letter explaining my views towards their no firearms policy,” he wrote on an Oct. 18, 2009, discussion board.
Another man in Utah posted in a 2008 forum on that he had received a call from Dan Myers of Cinermark’s corporate office.


Posted By Woody Pendleton


A liberal activist group heavily tied to the White House and funded by billionaire George Soros is now attacking the popular Drudge Report website for “funneling” millions of readers to WND.
Think Progress is also tied to the controversial Media Matters for America and is funded by the main financier of and ACORN.

In a posting Wednesday, Think Progress claimed it conducted a study that found that since July 2011, Drudge linked to WND and the InfoWars website founded by Alex Jones a total of 184 times.
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Think Progress called WND and InfoWars “two sites that promote the Internet’s worst conspiracy theories.”
It labeled WND as “birthers” and InfoWars as “9-11 truthers.”
The progressive website noted that according to media sources regularly linked by Drudge, a single link on the Drudge Report “can easily drive 200,000 – and sometimes as many as 500,000 – pageviews to an article.”
“Conservatively, Drudge drove over 30 million page views to WorldNetDaily and InfoWars in the last year,” added Think Progress.
Think Progress is a project of the Soros-funded American Progress Action Fund, which was founded by its “sister advocacy organization,” the Center for American Progress, or CAP.
Responding to the Think Progress claim, WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah charged that it’s “not WND that is promoting conspiracy theories.”
“It is extremist, partisan propaganda machines like CAP whose sole purpose is to follow the Saul Alinsky Rule No. 13 demonization template – ‘identify, isolate, freeze and escalate,’” Farah said.
“What the Soros-Podesta targeting of WND suggests, with the guilt-by-association links to the Drudge Report, is that our reporting represents a real threat to their interests.
“I find it reassuring that we are doing such a good job,” said Farah.
The Center for American Progress established its Action Fund to transform “progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy.”
CAP is run by John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton who was co-chairman of President Obama’s 2008 White House transition team.
Podesta and CAP have had heavy influence on the crafting of White House policy. CAP routinely releases policy reports that are reportedly used in the formulation of Obama administration policy.
A Time magazine article profiled the influence of Podesta’s Center for American Progress in the formation of the Obama administration, stating that “not since the Heritage Foundation helped guide Ronald Reagan’s transition in 1981 has a single outside group held so much sway.”
The article branded the CAP as the “idea factory” of the Obama administration.
Several former Obama administration officials have joined CAP. Donald Berwick, who served as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services until last December, just joined the liberal think tank when he stepped down.
Former EPA Commissioner Carol Browner is a CAP distinguished senior fellow, as is Van Jones, Obama’s former “green” jobs czar who resigned in 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and implied the Bush administration may have been involved in the 9/11 attacks.
Sen. Tom Daschle, Obama’s first choice as secretary of health and human services, is a CAP alumnus.
The Center for American Progress reportedly was founded in 2003 with seed money from Soros, who also donated $3 million to the group’s sister, the Project Action Fund.
Another major CAP donor is the Soros-financed Tides Foundation, which is also a main donor to and is tied to the Occupy movement. Tides was a primary donor to ACORN, as well. The Tides Center’s board chairman is Wade Rathke, ACORN’s founder and chief organizer.
Think Progress, meanwhile, routinely reprints pieces by the Soros-funded Media Matters for America. The two organizations share the same top donors, including Soros and Tides.
Discover the Networks notes how on May 3, 2004, CAP helped to launch Media Matters.
According to The New York Times, Media Matters “was developed with help from the newly formed Center for American Progress.” The Times notes John Podesta “introduced [Media Matters founder David Brock] to potential donors.”
White House staffers reportedly have held regular meetings with Media Matters, which recently came under fire for unusual tactics, including compiling a de facto enemies list and announcing an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against the Fox News Channel. The group reportedly investigates the personal lives of targeted reporters and news personalities.

 by wp:   The deeper we go into the Obama Administration the more we find the same people moving from one job position to another in their hide the guy strategies.  Honest?  Above board?  I THINK NOT.


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A masked gunman fired into a crowded movie theater in suburban Denver at the midnight opening of the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises”, killing twelve people and injuring at least fifty others last night, authorities said.
The violent and chaotic scene erupted about 12:30 a.m. MDT as a gunman stood at the front of one of the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall where the latest Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” was playing, police said.
“Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire,” Oates said at a news conference.
It was the worst mass shooting in Colorado since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999. Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at the school in the Denver suburb of Littleton, about 15 miles west of Aurora, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before killing themselves in the school’s library.
Aurora police spokesman Frank Fania on ABC’s “Good Morning America” said he didn’t know yet if all the injuries were gunshot wounds. He said some might have been caused by other things such as shrapnel.
Glenn responded to the tragedy in the opening minutes of his morning radio show.
“Do you remember when Columbine happened?  Columbine is not far from this shooting.  And I remember when Columbine happened.  We couldn’t even begin to understand it.  Columbine in the 1990s, we lost so much of our innocence.  The 1990s we had Columbine.  We had Oklahoma.  We had O.J. Simpson,” he said.
“Things changed in the 1990s. Now, now when something, like when nine people are killed and injured in a shopping center in Omaha, Nebraska 2007, it’s not that big of a deal. It’s bad. We pay attention for a while, but it doesn’t change us. Five students killed, 16 injured after a man opened fire at a lecture hall in Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Illinois, February 2008. 13 people shot dead by a gunman in Binghamton, New York, the civic center. Do you remember that one? April 2009,” Glenn said.
“Let’s be very clear. I don’t know if this guy had any political motivation. I do know this: He’s a monster. I don’t know who will be the first to politicize this. I don’t know who will be the first to say, ‘It’s the problem with guns,’ and on the other side I don’t know who the first will be to say, ‘It’s a problem with Hollywood.’ Let me be the first to say there’s a hole in the soul of America. What is it we’re filling that hole with?”
“I don’t even know if we really notice it so much, it’s happened to us so slowly. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I take my own advice. I walk the walk, or try to. I told you last November, if you could, buy farmland. If you could, surround yourself with like‑minded, decent people, people who still understand America, people who still go to church on Sunday. I don’t care what church it is. I don’t care if it’s synagogue on Saturday. God‑fearing people. People that still know their neighbor and still want to help.”
Glenn explained that he had moved with his family to Texas, and had recently bought a ranch out West as well where he spent his Fourth of July weekend. He talked about walking the land with his family.
“I was walking with my daughter and I had my rifle with me and we had been practice shooting, and we were walking back to the house on the farm and the sun was starting to go down and it was this golden, golden glow of the sun. And the farm still had the tall grass. It was yellow from the heat. And just over the hill, just at the top of the grass, tall grass and the cows, the cows were nothing but shadows, long. And the sun hit the top of all of the grass. We were walking kind of up the hill towards the sun, towards the house. It was cinematic. And I had my rifle over my arm and my arms folded and little birds were flying out of the grass when we walked, and I was just talking to my daughter as we were walking. And as a bird flew out of the grass, I looked to see if it was a pheasant because that’s the last time I did that, my grandfather would walk with me on his farm with his shotgun broken up over his arm, and if there was a pheasant, he’d shoot it and we’d have pheasant.”
“We’ve missed the simple things. We’ve forgotten the simple things. We’ve forgotten to put goodness into our children. We’ve forgotten to put goodness into ourself. Where are the good things that are replenishing us? Where are the things that we’re doing every day that are filling us back up? You can only ‑‑ you can only experience so much darkness before it affects you. We are what we eat. That which you gaze upon you become. Maybe we should cast our eyes a little higher.”



Posted By Woody Pendleton



Posted By The Circuit Rider


One of several Facebook fan pages that remain posted for shooting suspect James Holmes
Facebook is exploding with dozens of fan pages in support of killer James Holmes that blame society for the murderer’s rampage that has killed 12 and wounded 59 in Colorado and despite several reports to Facebook from outraged users, the social network has not removed the pages.

Comments from Facebook page creators pretending to be “James Holmes” range from expressions of support for the killer to jokes and even calls for more violence.
An unedited posting on one page states:
“Usually when something like this goes down its people LIKE (society) you, who make people go insane.. I say this is a support page for james holmes.
“How you know hes bad person before for the shooting?
“He was a hard working american just like the rest of us.
“SUpport for you james”
Several visitors on each of the pages said they were reporting the content to Facebook and authorities. WND reported the pages to Facebook as well. The social network had not responded to requests for comment at the time of this report.
Facebook fan of James Holmes jokes about massacre
Under the section “Violence and Threats,” Facebook’s community standards state: “Safety is Facebook’s top priority. You may not credibly threaten to harm others, or organize acts of real-world violence. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety.”
Another unedited post under the name, “James Holmes,” declared, “Freedom of speech sucks doesnt it morons!” A third states, “My IP has been traced by morons.” A fourth, “Casey Anthony we should date,” and a fifth states, “Bringing out the devil.”
In yet another post, the page’s creator rages against Christians, declaring, “Christians are losing it yall!” and posting portraits of “Hipster Jesus.”
A second Facebook fan page, “Free James Holmes – He did it for the lulz,” declares, “NERDZ MUST DIE” and features a photo of the suspected shooter with red “666″ scrawled across his forehead. Unedited posts by the person who created the page include:
  • “Sadly he couldn’t brake the breivik’s record. But he will try again” [referencing Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, who killed 68 people in 2011]
  • “Who wants to see james holmes free and killing more people. … !”
  • “Reporting didn’t work butthurt idiots” [referencing Facebook users' futile efforts to get the social network to remove his page]
A third page features a photo of Batman and has received nearly 250 likes at the time of this report. Those likes were increasing by the minute.
A fourth Facebook fan page posted photos of Holmes and states:
  • “Plan on seeing ‘The Dark Knight’? Bring a friend”
  • “Columbine? Oh that’s cute.”
A fifth Facebook fan page for “James Holmes” states:
  • “God, that sh-t was intense, we gotta do it again sometime.”
  • “Shot a couple ni–ers today, I’m still fly.”
  • “I win.”

A fan of James Holmes lashes out against Christians
A sixth page:
  • “Batman dies at the end, and so do 12 other people.”
  • “I heard The Dark Knight Rises made a killing, might have to go give it a shot.”
A seventh page:
  • “I give my props to James Holmes, I mean he killed babies too? He must’ve been a really good shot!”
  • “That batman movie…..WAS TO DIE FOR!” 
  • by The Circuit Rider :  We as a society are often asking ourselves WHY after someone goes on a rampage that results in the death by murder of many innocent people.  WHY do these people kill other and what do they get out of it??  What caused this?  We may never get the real answers because often the killers do not know themselves.  What we can realize out complicity in their actions .  We as a society have allowed the taking away of our moral foundations and standards. We no longer teach the 10 COMMANDMENTS to our children.  We no longer set the line restrictions on proper behavior and obedience.  There are no limits placed on our behavior anymore and we are reaping the results.  PRIME EXAMPLES ARE THE RESPONSES MEMBERS OF OUR SOCIETY HAVE POSTED ON FACEBOOK.  EVEN MORE DISTURBING AND DEMONSTRATING OUR MORAL DEGENERATION IS FACEBOOKS TOTAL LACK OF MORAL RESPONSE TO THESE VIOLATIONS OF DECENCY.

OUTRAGE: USDA Partners with Mexico to Give More Food Stamps to ‘Mexican Nationals’ in U.S.

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Stand With Arizona

OUTRAGE: USDA Partners with Mexico to Give More Food Stamps to ‘Mexican Nationals’ in U.S.
The inmates are truly running the asylum in Washington.
Last week we learned that the USDA was pimping food stamps on Spanish-language radio, as so-called “novellas”. Characters pressured others to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, and made them feel silly if they didn’t. After massive public outrage, the USDA pulled the ads last Friday.
Now we learn that the USDA has been “partnering” with the Mexican Government itself in order to increase food stamp participation among Mexicans living in the United States
The (agreement) sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America. The information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.
Some of the materials the USDA encourages the Mexican government to use to educate and promote the benefit programs s include Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food Help,” “Ending Hunger Improving Nutrition Combating Obesity,” and posters with slogans like “Food Stamps Make America Stronger.”
Mexico is NOT a poor nation – it is the world’s 10th richest, in fact. It boasts the world’s richest man, Carlos Slim Helú, worth $69 billion. It has a state run oil monopoly, Pemex, worth $416 billion  - the second largest private company on Earth.
Yet Mexico cynically uses the United states as its outsourced welfare system. It sends hundreds of thousands of its poor illegal aliens to the U.S. every year – even printing a guide to help them cross the border and get benefits in the U.S. –  and calls us racists when we try and stop it. And despite collecting billions in welfare, food stamps, WIC and even fraudulent IRS tax credits – those same illegals still send over $23 billion home in wages earned by taking unlawful jobs from Americans back to Mexico in cash transfers (“remittances”).
Mexican takes and takes from us, and like the chumps we are, we keep giving. And now the USDA wants to give even more by using Mexico to increase the amount of food stamps their citizens can scam from us?
But wait…doesn’t the USDA claim that illegal aliens are not eligible SNAP, or food stamps, or WIC assistance? They sure do. And they may well want to sell you a Bridge in Brooklyn, too. Because despite their so-called restriction on illegal alien eligibility, those illegals take in billions in fraudulent food stamps and WIC benefits every single year.
Here are just two local news reports illustrating how easy it is for illegal aliens to obtain these benefits.
In Gwinnett County, GA, illegals are grabbing WIC…
And in Florida, an illegal alien heroin “kingpin” and his family were grabbing food stamps…
NOW do you get it? There is almost nothing to stop illegal aliens from gaining benefits that only American citizens are supposed to receive. And your government is using Mexico to get them even more.
Outraged? Tell the USDA to stop this disgusting promotion of SNAP benefits to Mexican nationals now…
Call the USDA at (202) 720-2791
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15 dead, at least 50 injured in shooting at Colorado movie theater, police say

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URGENT: At least 15 people have been killed and up to 50 injured after a mass shooting at a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at a suburban Denver movie theater, police say.
The suspect, believed to be the lone gunman, is in police custody. KUSA reports that the suspect kicked down an emergency door at the theater, threw in some type of a smoke bomb and when moviegoers started to run, he began shooting.
Police, ambulances and emergency crews swarmed on the scene after frantic calls started flooding in to authorities, officials said.
He reportedly fired shots inside the theater and fled to the parking lot and was confronted by police already at the theater for crowd control.
The suspect’s identity was not released, but was wearing a bullet-proof vest and 24 years old, police said. The gunman was carrying a rifle, handgun and another unidentified gun, police said.
James Cameron, who was in an adjacent theater, said he hear commotion and screaming. People seated around him began coughing and having difficulty breathing.
"By the sound of it, it sounds like there could have been three or four guys shooting," he said.
Audra Mincey, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Medical Center, told Fox News there are two patients in critical condition.
Mincey said the hospital set up its incident command center and mobilized personnel.
Earlier reports said there may have been a second shooter, but police believe only one shooter was involved, KDVR tells Fox News.
Police Chief Dan Oates says city police are checking the area for explosives. The suspect’s apartment building was evacuated.
Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."
Witness Hayden Miller told KUSA-TV that he was inside Theater 16 and heard several shots.
"Like little explosions going on and shortly after that we heard people screaming," he told the station.
Hayden said at first he thought it was part of a louder movie next door. But then he saw "people hunched over leaving theater."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.

How Obama Engineered Mideast Radicalization

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The Obama Record
The Obama Record: After angry Egyptians pelted her motorcade with shoes, chanting "Leave!," Secretary of State Clinton insisted the U.S. wasn't there to take sides. Too late.
'I want to be clear that the United States is not in the business, in Egypt, of choosing winners and losers, even if we could, which of course we cannot," Hillary Clinton intoned earlier this week.
Of course, the administration could, and it did, picking and even colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood. And one of its hard-liners, Mohammed Morsi, now sits in the presidential palace, where he refused to shake unveiled Clinton's hand.
This administration favored Islamists over secularists and helped them overthrow Hosni Mubarak, the reliable U.S. ally who had outlawed the terrorist Brotherhood and honored the peace pact with Israel for three decades. The Brotherhood, in contrast, has backed Hamas and called for the destruction of Israel.
Now the administration is dealing with the consequences of its misguided king-making. Officials fear the new regime could invite al-Qaida, now run by an Egyptian exile, back into Egypt and open up a front with Israel along the Sinai. Result: more terrorists and higher gas prices.
In fact, it was Hillary's own department that helped train Brotherhood leaders for the Egyptian elections. Behind the scenes, she and the White House made a calculated decision, and took step-by-step actions, to effectively sell out Israel and U.S. interests in the Mideast to the Islamists.
The untold story of the "Arab Spring" is that the Obama administration secretly helped bring Islamofascists to power. Consider this timeline:
2009: The Brotherhood's spiritual leader — Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi — writes an open letter to Obama arguing terrorism is a direct response to U.S. foreign policy.
2009: Obama travels to Cairo to deliver apologetic speech to Muslims, and infuriates the Mubarak regime by inviting banned Brotherhood leaders to attend. Obama deliberately snubs Mubarak, who was neither present nor mentioned. He also snubs Israel during the Mideast trip.
2009: Obama appoints a Brotherhood-tied Islamist — Rashad Hussain — as U.S. envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which supports the Brotherhood.
2010: State Department lifts visa ban on Tariq Ramadan, suspected terrorist and Egyptian-born grandson of Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.

MILITARY INSIDER: President Obama – “By Any Means Necessary” BY THE ULSTERMAN REPORT

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MILITARY INSIDER: President Obama –

 “By Any Means Necessary”

For the first time in over two years of ongoing interviews, a powerful and highly influential Wall Street insider allows for direct interview participation of a figure we will simply call “Military Insider”.  What follows is the first of a two part interview with both of these individuals who are warning of an impending manufactured crisis within the United States by powers desperate to secure a second term for “the man calling himself Obama”.  For those who have followed  these insider interviews from the beginning – you know just how accurate they have proven to be.  Please remind yourself of that as you read this latest discussion.

UM:  Can we begin?
WSI:  (Broad smile)  Yes – and might I just say this before we do…it is so very nice to see you again in person.
UM:  I’m just as glad to see you looking so much better.  Out of the woods?
WSI:  No-no…at my age one is always “in the woods” if you will.  But at this point, I’m not helping to fertilize the trees just yet!  (laughs)

UM:  Why did you decide to invite him here?  I’m glad – honored, to have them here, but can you explain…briefly explain why you’ve done this?
WSI:  Certainly.  I invited…I guess that term is sufficient…I invited them here for no other reason than to have what they know and what their experience tells them – I wanted that perspective to now be included in this from the first person.  I…we…-name deleted- and I decided it would be best, when possible, to have this information come to you without the filter of our own interpretations.
UM:  How long have you known each other?
WSI:  (Looks over at MI)  That would be…nearly twenty years?  Perhaps a bit more?
MI:  Twenty three years.
WSI:  That long?  Really?
MI:  Just over twenty-three years.  That’s correct.
UM:  Have you known –name deleted- that long as well?
MI:  No.
WSI:  I introduced them…it wasn’t more than a few years ago.  Shortly after the election…in 2008.  Shortly after –name deleted- told me there had been a terrible mistake made.  That Obama being elected had been a terrible mistake.  Then I began hearing similar things from him…the concern that was…mounting within the military and intelligence community regarding the new president.
UM:  Can you expand on that?  Those concerns.  What were they?
WSI:  You’ve already – we’ve already been down that path.  A number of times.
UM:  I’d like to hear it from him.  If that’s ok.  Their perspective.  Unfiltered.  Like you just said you wanted.
(Military Insider looks at WSI)
WSI:  If they wish to share that with you…that is certainly fine.  But I would caution there is a great deal of information that this interview is to…coordinate with your own efforts…you may not want to spend too much time rehashing what was.  I would rather concentrate on what I now know that is going to be…or what some hope is to be.
UM:  We’ve got time – I really want to hear them describe these concerns. It’s those concerns that pushed us to this point, right?  So if you’re comfortable with that – please…you can be brief if you want…but tell us a bit about those concerns back then.  After 2008.  Or before 2008 if there were concerns before then.
MI:  There were.
UM:  Concerns?  Before 2008?  About Obama?
MI:  Yes.
UM:  What were they?
MI:  The first real warning was Mr. Obama’s carpet bombing villages comment against the military.  That…I apologize for the term…that pissed all of us off – or most of us.   At least those of us not put in place by the communists.  The pro-union…the pro-Big Labor faction.
UM:  Did you just say communists?  In the U.S. military?
MI:  Yes.
UM:  Please – can you please explain that.
MI:  Communists.  Communist supporters.  Sympathizers.  Or socialists.  Or globalists might be the right…a more accurate term.  Big government…One World…that whole concept.  It’s real.  As real these chairs.  That wall.  The air in your lungs.
UM:  Agenda 21?  That conspiracy theory?  And the United States military?
MI:  Yes – not a conspiracy.  It’s real.  It exists.  And it’s happening right now.
UM:  Agenda 21 is non-binding.
MI:  That is…not accurate.
UM:  No – it’s a non-binding agreement.  It’s…it was more a show than anything of substance.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Posted By Woody Pendleton


Here in Israel’: In Jerusalem, Clinton Breaches U.S. Policy

Clinton in Jerusalem
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)
( – Contradicting a longstanding U.S. policy that irks many conservatives, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday identified Jerusalem’s location at least three times as being in Israel.
The apparent slip-ups came during Clinton’s first visit to the Israeli capital in two years, on the final day of a nine-country, 12-day trip.
Meeting with U.S. diplomatic staff and families at the U.S. consulate-general in Jerusalem, she said she was glad to see Consul General Daniel Rubinstein and his wife Julie, adding, “I got to work with Dan when he was in the White House, and it’s wonderful to see him in action here in Israel.”
Clinton used the same phrase when she greeted Defense Minister Ehud Barak at Jerusalem’s David Citadel hotel several hours later.
Well, I am always pleased to have a chance to be here in Israel and to continue the conversations you and I have carried on over many years now, when we were both much younger,” she told Barak.
Later, opening a press conference at the same hotel shortly before flying home, Clinton declared herself “happy to be back in Israel.”
Those words – “here in Israel” and “back in Israel” – fly in the face of strict U.S. government policy not to state publicly that Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, is in fact located in Israel.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Jerusalem, Israel on Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)
Like its Republican and Democratic predecessors, the Obama State Department does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the city, saying its future status remains to be determined in a negotiated peace settlement.
The U.S. policy applies even to western Jerusalem – parts of the city west of the 1949 armistice lines and so ostensibly not in dispute – as made clear by the administration’s stance in a legal case, brought on behalf of a young American born in Jerusalem, whose parents sought without success to have “Israel” given as place of birth on his passport.
Menachem Zivotofsky was born in a hospital in west Jerusalem, but State Department policy is that “U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may not have ‘Israel’ listed in their passports as their place of birth.”
The Supreme Court last March sent Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State back to trial, saying in an 8-1 decision that it did not present a political question, as lower courts had asserted. The addition of the word “Israel” would only affect Zivotofsky’s official documentation, not U.S. Mideast policy.
The executive and legislative branches have long wrangled over the Jerusalem issue.
By large margins, both houses of Congress in 1995 passed a law recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructing that the U.S. Embassy in Israel, located in Tel Aviv, should be moved to Jerusalem no later than May 1999.
An inbuilt waiver authority allowed the president to postpone the relocation for “national security” reasons for consecutive six-monthly periods, and they have done so ever since, most recently on June 1.
Many of the waiver notifications – particularly under President Obama – have been issued on Friday afternoons, a popular time for the “dumping” of material that tends to get less media attention. (Six of the seven waiver notifications issued by Obama to date have been on Fridays; four of President Bush’s 16 waivers were issued on Fridays; two of President Clinton’s four waivers were sent to Congress on Fridays.)
Frustrated by the ongoing delays, pro-Israel lawmakers have tried to force the issue over the years. Most recently, bills introduced in the House last year by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) and in the Senate by Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) removed the waiver authority from the 1995 law and called for the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem “as soon as possible, but not later than January 1, 2013.”
Both bills (H.R. 1006 and S. 1622) were referred to committee, with little prospect of movement.
‘Jerusalem, Israel’
Assuming they were not deliberate, Clinton’s comments on Monday demonstrated again the difficulty of maintaining a policy that defies decades of reality.
In 1948 Israel’s leaders declared the city – the capital of King David’s kingdom of Israel 3,000 years ago – to be the capital of the nascent state of Israel. The ensuing war launched by its Arab neighbors ended with the eastern parts of the city controlled by Jordanian forces.
Jordan’s occupation – recognized as legal only by Britain and Pakistan – lasted until the Six Day War in 1967, when Israel expelled the Jordanians from the eastern parts of the city and the West Bank. It later annexed those areas, in a move not recognized by the international community.
Palestinian leaders, who regularly dispute the city’s Jewish heritage, want at least eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state.
The State Department takes care not to identify Jerusalem as being in Israel, saying for example that a U.S. official is traveling to Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Jerusalem.
The website of the U.S. consulate-general states its mailing address to be, “P.O. Box 290, Jerusalem 91002,” with no country given.
References to “Jerusalem, Israel” have been found periodically on U.S. government websites – and when attention is drawn to them, usually scrubbed.
They can still be found, however, as in a White House biography of a trainee foreign service officer whose “first foreign service assignment will be in Jerusalem, Israel beginning August 2011,” a guidebook for grant applications that states “Jerusalem, Israel” in giving the U.S. consulate general’s address, or an official letter from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to its counterpart’s office in “Jerusalem, Israel.”
As recently as last Thursday, the State Department’s daily public schedule included an entry saying “Deputy Secretary [William] Burns is on foreign travel in Jerusalem, Israel.”  The entry was later edited to remove the word “Israel.”
As the Zivotofsky case made its way through the lower courts, State Department lawyers argued that the occasional appearance of references to “Jerusalem, Israel” in official documents was irrelevant.
“[A]ny isolated, erroneous references to ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ that plaintiff might be able to find on Department of State Internet pages or that might appear in scattered individual passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad – references that plaintiff himself admits are ‘mistaken’ – do not constitute a change in policy and do not, therefore, damage the interests of the United States abroad,” State lawyers argued when the case was before the D.C. District Court in Dec. 2006.

 by wp:  It is amazing what level of stupidity the US State Department exhibits in its daily operations.  According to many reports the State Department operates under a system of rules that have little if any relativity to actual reality.  They operate by regulations nobody knows or understands and cause enormous amounts of political destruction to US interests.  Hilary Clinton is a prime example in her running from nation to nation making treaties and signing agreements that the American People are not told about or consulted as to our point of view .  She along with Obama ass-ume they know what we want or is for the best good.  Usually the good of those working to subvert the rights of the American people. The State Department is one major agency that needs to be shut down and eliminated as it is usually working treason.


Posted By Woody Pendleton


TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien

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( -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved flight training for 25 illegal aliens at a Boston-area flight school that was owned by yet another illegal alien, according to the Government Accountability Office.
The illegal-alien flight-school attendees included eight who had entered the country illegally and 17 who had overstayed their allowed period of admission into the United States, according to an audit by the GAO.
Six of the illegal aliens were actually able to get pilot’s licenses.
Discovery of the trouble at the flight school began when local police--not federal authorities--pulled over the owner of the school on a traffic violation and were able to determine that he was an illegal alien.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R.-Ala.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, said he found the GAO's findings "amazing."
"We have cancer patients, Iraq War veterans and Nobel Prize winners all forced to undergo rigorous security checks before getting on an airplane," said Rogers, "and at the same time, ten years after 9/11, there are foreign nationals in the United States trained to fly just like Mohammed Atta and the other 9/11 hijackers did, and not all of them are necessarily getting a security background check."
Stephen Lord, who is the GAO's director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, testified about the matter Wednesday in Rogers' subcommittee. Rogers asked him: "Isn't it true that, based on your report, the Transportation Security Administration cannot assure the American people that foreign terrorists are not in this country learning how to fly airplanes, yes or no?"
Lord responded: "At this time, no."
Although the illegal alien who owned the Massachusetts flight school had not undergone a required TSA security threat assessment and had not been approved for flight training by the agency, he nonetheless held two Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pilot licenses, also known as FAA certificates.
In response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. homeland perpetrated by terrorists who learned how to pilot aircraft at flight schools in Florida, Arizona, and Minnesota, the TSA, a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), developed the “Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) to help determine whether foreign students enrolling at flight schools pose a security threat,” said the GAO's Stephen Lord in written testimony prepared for Wednesday's hearing in the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
According to the 911 Commission Report, four of the Sept. 11 hijackers who entered the United States with legal visas had overstayed their authorized period of admission.
Under the Alien Flight Student Program, foreign nationals are supposed to be subjected to a TSA security threat assessment prior to receiving flight training to determine whether they pose a security threat to the United States.
“According to TSA regulations, an individual poses a security threat when the individual is suspected of posing, or is known to pose, a threat to transportation or national security, a threat of air piracy or terrorism, a threat to airline or passenger security, or a threat to civil aviation security,” Lord said in his written testimony.
“According to TSA officials, when a foreign national applies to AFSP to obtain flight training, TSA uses information submitted by the foreign national--such as name, date of birth, and passport information--to conduct a criminal history records check, a review of the Terrorist Screening Database, and a review of the Department of Homeland Security’s TECS [anti-terrorism] system,” Lord testified.
However, a “weakness” in TSA’s Alien Flight Student Program, noted by GAO, is that it does not check for immigration status.
“AFSP is not designed to determine whether a foreign flight student entered the country legally; thus, a foreign national can be approved for training through AFSP after entering the country illegally,” stated the GAO in its report.  “In March 2010, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigated a Boston-area flight school after local police stopped the flight school owner for a traffic violation and discovered that he was in the country illegally. In response to this incident, ICE launched a broader investigation of the students enrolled at the flight school.”
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“ICE found that 25 of the foreign nationals at this flight school had applied to AFSP and had been approved by TSA to begin flight training after their security threat assessment had been completed; however,” reads the GAO report, “the ICE investigation and our subsequent inquiries revealed the following issues, among other things:
--“Eight of the 25 foreign nationals who received approval by TSA to begin flight training were in ‘entry without inspection’ status, meaning they had entered the country illegally. Three of these had obtained FAA airman certificates [pilot’s license]: 2 held FAA private pilot certificates and 1 held an FAA commercial pilot certificate.
--“Seventeen of the 25 foreign nationals who received approval by the TSA to begin flight training were in ‘overstay’ status, meaning they had overstayed their authorized period of admission into the United States.
--“In addition, the flight school owner held two FAA airman certificates. Specifically, he was a certified Airline Transport Pilot (cargo pilot) and a Certified Flight Instructor. However, he had never received a TSA security threat assessment or been approved by TSA to obtain flight training. He had registered with TSA as a flight training provider under AFSP.”
A GAO official told that, based on their names, none of the 25 illegal aliens who attended the flight school appeared to be from Muslim countries. Instead, they had Latin American names.
The GAO found that, “From January 2006 through September 2011, 25,599 foreign nationals had applied for FAA airman certificates, indicating they had completed flight training.” That information is placed on the FAA airmen registry.
The GAO provided information from the FAA’s airmen registry to TSA “so that the agency could conduct a matching process to determine whether the foreign nationals in the FAA airmen registry were in TSA’s AFSP database and the extent to which they had been successfully vetted through the AFSP database.”
The GAO found that not everyone in the FAA registry had been vetted properly.
“TSA’s analysis indicated that some of the 25,599 foreign nationals in the FAA airmen registry were not in the TSA AFSP database, indicating that these individuals had not applied to the AFSP or been vetted by TSA before taking flight training and receiving an FAA airman certificate,” stated the GAO.
The GAO continued, “TSA’s analysis indicated that an additional number of the 25,599 foreign nationals in the FAA airmen registry were also in the TSA AFSP database but had not been successfully vetted, meaning that they had received an FAA airman certificate but had not been successfully vetted or received permission from TSA to begin flight training.”
The GAO did not provide the full number of individuals who were not properly vetted.
The GAO’s Stephen Lord, in his prepared remarks, told lawmakers that the TSA does not screen new and existing FAA pilot license holders against the Terrorist Screening Database until after the foreign national has completed flight training.
“Thus, foreign nationals obtaining flight training with the intent to do harm, such as three of the pilots and leaders of the September 11 terrorist attacks, could have already obtained the training needed to operate an aircraft before they received any type of vetting,” warned the GAO.
The TSA and ICE are working on a pilot program for vetting the names of foreign nationals against immigration databases.
However, the GAO noted that the two agencies “have not specified desired outcomes and time frames, or assigned individuals with responsibility for fully instituting the program.”
The GAO further stated, “We recommended that TSA and ICE develop a plan, with time frames, and assign individuals with responsibility and accountability for assessing the results of their pilot program to check TSA AFSP data against information DHS has on applicants’ admissibility status to help detect and identify violations, such as overstays and entries without inspection, by foreign flight students, and institute that pilot program if it is found to be effective.”
“DHS concurred with this recommendation and stated that TSA will prepare a plan by December 2012 to assess the results of the pilot program with ICE to determine the lawful status of the active AFSP population,” said the GAO.
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