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U.S.: Rebel force in Syria to be built from scratch

U.S.: Rebel force in Syria to be built from scratch

An explosion after an apparent airstrike by the international anti-Islamic State coalition on Kobani, Syria, as seen from the Turkish side of the border near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey, on Oct. 24, 2014.
(Photo: Sedat Suna, EPA)

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Building an opposition force in Syria capable of mounting offensive operations against Islamic State militants will take at least a year and require sustained U.S. support once the force is deployed, U.S. defense officials say.

Developing offensive capabilities, which would allow fighters to retake land occupied by the Islamic State, requires longer training that could take up to 18 months, said a U.S. senior military official.

He and two other senior defense officials at U.S. Central Command, the military headquarters overseeing operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, briefed reporters this week on U.S. military strategies for combating the Islamic State. The officials requested anonymity since they were not authorized to discuss plans publicly.

Military leaders have warned the strategy to defeat the Islamic State will be a lengthy affair, and building a moderate Syrian opposition force from scratch could be the most formidable part of the American-led campaign.

The plans call for establishing forces initially capable of defending towns and villages against militant attack. Building more capable forces that can launch offensive operations could be trained simultaneously, but it would take more time, and those forces would need sustained support once back in Syria.

The forces — which the U.S. will arm and equip — may require support with air or artillery strikes, logistics and intelligence once deployed, the officials said. That support could come from U.S. or its allies.

The coalition has not yet begun recruiting or vetting the force, Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said Friday.

The Pentagon said they will carefully vet any forces before sending them to training. "We'll be very deliberate about screening and vetting them," Gen. Lloyd Austin, who leads Central Command, said earlier this month.

The Pentagon has not provided specifics on how it would recruit moderate opposition forces, but the United States has been providing support to opposition groups under the Free Syrian Army, a loose coalition of rebel groups that have come under attack by the Islamic State as jihadists poured into Syria.

Pentagon officials said contacts with the opposition groups have helped them get a clearer picture of which moderate forces deserve support.

Training a Syrian ground force is critical because the Pentagon says airstrikes alone will not defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

"In Syria, right now we just don't have a ground force that we can work with," Kirby said earlier this month.

The Pentagon faces similar challenges in Iraq, where defense officials say it will take months before Iraqi security forces are capable of reclaiming land seized by militants. There, the Pentagon is attempting to retrain an existing military whose skills have atrophied.

In Syria, training will be aimed at building units of between 100 and 300 fighters, and the Pentagon estimates it will be able to train 5,000 fighters a year once the program is launched.

Officials acknowledge there is no guarantee they will get enough recruits to put that many through training.

The volunteers will be trained outside Syria — Saudi Arabia has agreed to host a training site — before being deployed back to their country to fight the Islamic State.

The moderate opposition in Syria has been increasingly battered by the combat-seasoned and well-armed Islamic State militants. But U.S. officials say they expect the Islamic State will have been weakened by airstrikes by the time the Syrian opposition forces are ready to be fielded.

"My personal opinion is that they'll be much degraded from what they are now," Austin said.

It is not clear that opposition forces, once deployed, will want to turn their sights on the Islamic State. Rebel leaders said they will remain focused on attacking forces belonging to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

"Rebels will not be abandoning the fight against Assad," said Jennifer Cafarella, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War.

FDA Actively Blocking Fast Ebola Detection Technology In America

FDA Actively Blocking Fast Ebola Detection Technology In America
fda blocking treatment

Common sense would lead you to believe that the U.S. government would be doing everything in its power, now that Ebola has reached American shores, to combat the deadly virus. But if you assumed that, you would be mistaken.

Most people don’t know that there is an Ebola screening machine; it is currently available to the U.S military, and the military is using it now. So why aren’t U.S. hospitals using it? Because government guidelines prevent hospitals from doing so.

According to military news site Defense One:

It’s a toaster-sized box called FilmArray, produced by a company called BioFire, a subsidiary of bioMerieux and it’s capable of detecting Ebola with a high degree of confidence — in under an hour.

Incredibly, it was present at Dallas Presbyterian Hospital when Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan walked through the door, complaining of fever and he had just come from Liberia. Duncan was sent home, but even still, FDA guidelines prohibited the hospital from using the machine to screen for Ebola.

Government bureaucracy preventing its use

The machine sells for about $39,000 a piece and is capable of screening for the genetic markers of a number of respiratory, gastrointestinal and other pathogens, and that includes the Ebola virus. However, it has to have the correct “kit” in place.

And right now, current guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration prohibit hospitals — including the Dallas hospital where Duncan was treated and where two of his nurses became infected — from getting that kit. “That’s despite the fact that it can provide results with higher than 90 percent certainty and it’s one of the machines that the military is currently using to screen for Ebola in Africa,” Defense One reported.

The FilmArray works by performing polymerase chain reaction tests to see if Ebola is present, based on a set of genetic markers. A company official told the military news site, “It will take the Ebola cells, break them open, expose the [ribonucleic acid] in the Ebola and match those with a target we’ve identified.” The device works using either blood or saliva samples.

A Utah-based firm that manufactures the disease-detection technology, BioFire Diagnostics, confirmed to Defense One that Texas Health Presbyterian did indeed have a FilmArray machine — for as long as two years, possibly — sitting on a shelf when Duncan presented himself to the emergency room.

But in order to use the machine, hospitals must agree to do so only for research purposes instead of actually using it to diagnose incurable diseases like Ebola.

What is the reason for this lunacy? The military site explains:

The FDA rules in what are called “research use only” machines are far more lax than for machines that must provide clinical diagnosis. According to representatives from BioFire, even after the FDA approved the use of the machine for Ebola screening and allowed workers at the hospital to acquire the proper kit for Ebola testing, a 10-20 day “validation” procedure would kick in before they could change the machine’s use from diagnostics to research — and the results would have to go to the Centers for Disease Control for confirmation.

Device used to diagnose first two American Ebola patients

Proper controls or just more inane government bureaucracy? It’s not as if the machine’s Ebola diagnostic kit hasn’t already been proven; after all, it is currently being used by U.S. troops in Africa.

To add further insult to injury, Defense One reported that FilmArray was the device used by medical officials at Emory University Hospital to diagnose the first two American Ebola patients, Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol (Emory is where Amber Joy Vinson, the second nurse to become infected by Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, is being treated).

In a recent paper, published in the journal Lab Medicine, the Emory medical team wrote, “Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based microbiological analyzer (BioFire FilmArray [BioFire Diagnostics, Inc, Salt Lake City, UT]) designed to detect a panel of viral, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic pathogens, many of which might be found in patients returning from a resource-poor region and might complicate care. Among other pathogen-specific markers, this instrument detects Ebola viral RNA, a capability that we believe could have value for monitoring progression of and recovery from Ebola infection in this setting.”

By: J. D. Heyes
The Liberty Beacon

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'Google grown big & bad': Assange reveals company & its founder's links to US govt

'Google grown big & bad': Assange reveals company & its founder's links to US govt

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One of the world's largest internet companies, Google 'should be a serious concern' internationally, WikiLeaks co-founder and Editor-in-chief Julian Assange says, revealing its connections and donations to the White House.

"Google is steadily becoming the Internet for many people. Its influence on the choices and behavior of the totality of individual human beings translates to real power to influence the course of history," Assange writes in his article, an extract from which is published in Newsweek.

Based on Assange's personal encounter with Google's chairman Eric Schmidt, the story of the corporation's connections with the US government is intertwined with Schmidt's personality.

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (Reuters / Hannibal)
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (Reuters / Hannibal)

Graduating with a degree in engineering from Princeton, Schmidt joined Sun Microsystems, a company that sold computers and software, in 1983, and over the years had become part of its executive leadership.

"Sun had significant contracts with the US government, but it was not until he was in Utah as CEO of Novell that records show Schmidt strategically engaging Washington’s overt political class," Assange writes.

Referring to federal campaign finance records, Assange says "two lots of $1,000" to a Utah senator in 1999 was the future Google CEO’s first donation, with "over a dozen other politicians and PACs, including Al Gore, George W. Bush, Dianne Feinstein, and Hillary Clinton...on the Schmidt’s payroll" in the following years.

Ahead of his interview with Google executive chairman in 2011, Assange was "too eager to see a politically unambitious Silicon Valley engineer, a relic of the good old days of computer science graduate culture on the West Coast," but says Schmidt "who pays regular visits to the White House" is not the type.

When visiting Assange, who was living under house arrest in England at the time, to quiz him "on the organizational and technological underpinnings of WikiLeaks," Eric Schmidt was accompanied by Jared Cohen, the Director of Google Ideas, who also works for the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing in US foreign policy.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Reuters / Suzanne Plunkett)

While describing Schmidt's politics as "surprisingly conventional, even banal," Assange says the man behind Google "was at his best when he was speaking (perhaps without realizing it) as an engineer."

Talking about Cohen, the WikiLeaks co-founder names him "Google’s director of regime change."

According to Assange's research, "he was trying to plant his fingerprints on some of the major historical events in the contemporary Middle East," including his interference with US politics in Afghanistan and Lebanon.

"Nobody wants to acknowledge that Google has grown big and bad. But it has," Assange says, providing not only data on its direct connections with the White House, but also remembering the PRISM program scandal, when the company was "caught red-handed making petabytes of personal data available to the US intelligence community."

Google is "luring people into its services trap," and "if the future of the Internet is to be Google, that should be of serious concern to people all over the world," Assange concludes.

Harvard Law Professor Interviews Edward Snowden About Legality of Spy Programs

Harvard Law Professor Interviews Edward Snowden About Legality of Spy Programs

Common Core and Agenda 21

Big Business has made control of educational development a' la Common Core a profit based program of unknown wealth and profit potential, we must hold suspect any politician

Common Core and Agenda 21

By Sarge

The Obama administration, Bill Gates, the United Nations, and the Obama administration have been trying with all they’re worth to nationalize, along the lines of United Nations Globalization standards of education under the guise of Common Core. Many of the major schemas driving these very deeply disturbing standards was overlooked. It’s noted, official UN documents and statements by top administration officials expose plans to indoctrinate American children, and students around the world, into cookie-cutter replicants as global citizens ready for the sustainable new world order.

Over the past decades UN and world leaders boasted openly of the need to transform world-wide associations creating a top-down, deliberate, and restricted society completely at odds with national sovereignty, individual liberty, Judeo-Christian values, and Western traditions. Much of this is developed from a program known as Agenda 21.

Congress never approved Agenda 21, although Presidents Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush have all signed Executive Orders implementing it. 178 other world leaders agreed to it in 1992 at the Rio Summit.

Agenda 21 is a major component of UN policy development involving sustainability and is designed to insinuate itself into almost every facet of life from sustainable energytosustainable housing and community development and planning through sustainable educational goals and advancements in education. The world population must be inured to accept this vision through the birth of new forms of learning. UNESCO calls it Education for Sustainable Development.

UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declares its purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations’ International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

UNESCO has 195 member states and nine associate members.  (Wikipedia 2014)

UNESCO actually boasts of its plans. The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) seeks to mobilize the educational resources of the world to help create a more sustainable future, the UN outfit explains. Many paths to sustainability ... exist and are mentioned in the 40 chapters of Agenda 21, the official document of the 1992 Earth Summit. Education is one of these paths. Education alone cannot achieve a more sustainable future; however, without education and learning for sustainable development, we will not be able to reach that

UNESCO under the heading: Education for All Movement said:

The Education for All (EFA) movement is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults. At the World Education Forum (Dakar, 2000), 164 governments pledged to achieve EFA and identified six goals to be met by 2015. Governments, development agencies, civil society and the private sector are working together to reach the EFA goals. (There are a 193 nations in the UN.)

The Dakar Framework for Action mandated UNESCO to coordinate these partners, in cooperation with the four other convenors of the Dakar Forum (UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank). As the leading agency, UNESCO focuses its activities on five key areas: policy dialogue, monitoring, advocacy, mobilization of funding and capacity development.  In order to sustain the political commitment to EFA and accelerate progress towards the 2015 targets, UNESCO has established several coordination mechanisms managed by UNESCO’s EFA Global Partnerships team. Following a major review of EFA coordination in 2010-2011, UNESCO reformed the global EFA coordination architecture.

As is noted above Congress never approved Agenda 21, although Presidents Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush have all signed Executive Orders implementing it. 178 other world leaders agreed to it in 1992 at the Rio Summit. Now the most junior of the political dynastic outhouse it appears to have become, Jeb Bush, is championing the cause of Common Core. Jeb Bush has been particularly dismissive and insulting to anybody issues a protest he’s been paid over $5MILLION dollars to represent is possibly standing on the perimeter of malfeasance as a public entity and potential candidate for the presidency.

In Common Core: Education Without Representation-Does U.N.‘s Agenda 21 Education Mandate Push Common Core in USA? Christel Swaseynasked:

*Since when do nations collectively finance global education?

*Since when has the whole world agreed on what should be taught to the whole world?

*Since when is the United States of America reduced to accountable stakeholder status over its own educational and financial decision making?

It happened in 2008 when Barack Obama committed the United States by Executive Order to create a Global Fund for Education to which Hilary Clinton wholeheartedly agreed. There was no vote by Congress on this matter.

The main argument used by people like Obama, the Bush Family and the Clinton’s is that Common Core is a state level program put together to acquire better test scores in alignment with other students around the world. They say it’s privately funded. They say it will work. All are false.

The National Governor’s Association by a heavily plurality of the vote agreed to sponsor and work with Common Core because they were told it would be controllable by local school boards. But, this same organization holds one-half of the copyright to Common Core and its directives. That provides a strong inducement to see that specific books and curricula are chosen to better finance the operations of the parent organization (NGA) as opposed to teaching the students more efficiently.

Now we see more and more states wanting to opt out because lesson plans provided by Common Core responsive textbook suppliers and publishers were seriously flawed and in many cases illogical in the texts and curricula supported. In other words the curricula makes NO sense and confuses children more than it helps. Likewise, parents and teachers are mystified as well.

Under the UNESCO banner there are six goals under the title of Education for all. These are supposed to be agreed upon internationally. But I agree with Swasey in her assertion the goals of the United Nations are antithetical to those of the United States and its sovereignty. These goals indicate a desire and drive to homogenize and pasteurize the human race to assure the sustainability of peace, justice and mi madre’s arroz con polo. In order to develop this homogeneity we’d have to mentally, morally and ethically sterilize all people so as to have them held in bondage under a ONE WORLD ORDER, One world government and one-world constitution.

Swasey again notes: So Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken by everyone. We all apparently have been signed up to agree, whether we agree or not. I’m already getting the communist creeps.

As Big Business has injected itself into the mix and made control of educational development a’ la Common Core a profit based program of unknown wealth and profit potential, we must hold suspect any politician entering the field to play the game. Politicians live on contributions. Bill Gates has given more than $25 Million dollars to the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers since 2009. This investment” in the youth of America and their future productivity must be viewed with a jaundiced eye because the ink on Mega-bucks isn’t colorfast. It pollutes ideals and shades ethics Immediately on contact. Remember: Jeb Bush has already been bought and paid for like a wild west hooker to the tune of over $5 Million Dollars, so anything he says has to be listened to with his employment making him suspect.

America’s Death March

I will not go quietly. I have not forgotten, nor will I abandon, the values of freedom and self reliance instilled in me, nor will I hush my voice. Socialism be forewarned, I am not going away

Americas Death March

I published and emailed a short letter the day following the election of Barack Obama for a second term in 2012 in answer to a friend’s question, “What do we do now?” A few asked me if I was going to give up up my fight to help save our Constitutional Republic.

Needless to say, I was saddened and very disheartened. I still am. I am sad because at age 76,  I’m living the last chapters of the book of my life in a country that I no longer recognize.  I am sad because the generations who follow me will not be privileged to live in the country which I grew up in and came to love so much. I am saddened because, as I stated in that letter, “I believe the chance we had to turn away from Socialism and back toward Individual Liberty and responsibility by not returning Obama to the presidency, was lost for a long time to come. That ship has sailed”.  However, let me say to you, if all will work harder than ever before, we just may be able to sink it.

Barack Obama has another two years. You may like it or not, that is a fact. I believe he will not allow the Constitution or the United States Congress to stop him from transforming America into a full fledged Socialist nation. AND HE HAS THE FULL SUPPORT OF HARRY REID, our Senate Majority Leader. And that powerful support will remain if Harry Reid’s power is not stripped from him by taking the senate majority away from the Democrat Political Party.

As dangerous as Obama is in that respect, the real long term danger to the Constitutional Republic of America is not Barack Obama, but a voting citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. Even though very difficult, it will still be easier to undo the Socialistic inroads of an Obama presidency than to restore the common sense and good judgment of Individual Freedom and self reliance to an electorate willing to allow such men as Barack Obama and Harry Reid to hold those offices in their government.

Obama is nothing more than a symptom of what ails America

Our problem goes much deeper and is by far more serious than Obama. Ladies and gentlemen, as you are aware, in this country we choose our leaders. Obama is nothing more than a symptom of what ails America. He is the chosen symbol of the thinking of the majority of Americans who voted in November, 2012. It seems there are now more people in America who desire the government to be responsible for them and take care of them, than there are those who desire to be responsible for and to take care of themselves. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, a mere symbol. It cannot survive a multitude of people who desire to be taken care of by the government, and made him their president.

I believe November 6, 2012 will live in American history as the day we embarked upon the last steps of America’s Death March, the death of The Constitutional Republic of The United States of America. I believe that election had very little to do with America’s massive unemployment, our massive debt, soaring gas and food prices, or the Islamic threat. It was, I believe, about the dramatic social change in most Americans who voted. The desire to be taken care of. It is about the decline of morals. If you are keeping up with events at all, you can readily see we are living in an atmosphere of lies and deception, anything goes, no rules, no values, zero personal responsibility.

America is on the brink of total financial and moral collapse. We are living in the era of the entitlement state. Those who work hard are scoffed at and ridiculed because their hard work made them successful. One’s personal financial gain is to be shared. Why work when you don’t have to. Someone wrote that, “Obama will do his level best to turn America into a one size fits all nation.” That has never worked in the history of man.

On November 6, 2012 the majority of Americans who voted made their choice. It doesn’t mean we stop fighting, stop praying, or stop being engaged in our country. I had a brother who died in battle, along with many others, in the Philippines so that we may have that right. Well, here we are two years later on November 4, 2014 with an opportunity to at least transform our senate from one in support of Barack Obama’s Socialist actions into one which may help us to stop him or at least lessen the lasting damage he intends to inflict upon us and our Individual Freedom. In many states, as in mine here in Arkansas, early voting is underway and many of us are working to retire Mark Pryor, our Liberal Democrat supporter of Obama with another man, Republican Tom Cotton, in our effort to remove Harry Reid from power and weaken Obama’s efforts to destroy the American people’s Individual Freedom. People, people, people go to work in every way that YOU can to help save our Constitutional Republic.

There is a movie titled, The Long Goodbye.If we must say goodbye to America, I assure you, I will not go gently into that goodbye. I will not go quietly. I have not forgotten, nor will I abandon, the values of freedom and self reliance instilled in me by my mother and father and defended by my brother, nor will I hush my voice. Socialism be forewarned, I am not going away.

By John Porter

John Porter is simply a self-described “common,” Individual Freedom loving American citizen, like so many other American patriots, the salt of the earth.  Married to his childhood sweetheart for 55 years, born of the Great Depression and having lived the American Dream, Mr. Porter is a soldier fighting against the Socialist Army that seeks the Total Transformation of America.

States Take on NSA and the Surveillance State: Bills Likely in at Least 12 States

States Take on NSA and the Surveillance State: Bills Likely in at Least 12 States

At least a dozen states are likely to consider bills to battle the NSA and other segments of the surveillance state in 2015.

With more than two months still remaining before many 2015 state legislative sessions begin, sources close to the OffNow Project indicate we are likely to see bills to protect privacy from attacks by the NSA, FBI and other state and local agencies in more than a dozen states. Legislators in 15 states have already given early, soft commitments to introduce various parts of the OffNow legislative package.

This is a huge number for this early stage and it's expected to soar.

Work begins long before the legislative sessions kick off. Over the summer, OffNow spends long hours analyzing last year’s effort, and refining and drafting bill language. Outreach to legislators begins in earnest while the summer sun still bakes the countryside, and continues as the leaves change and frost begins to coat the grass.

But the early start and long hours pay off.

After about six weeks of phone calls, emails and follow-up legislators in 15 states have indicated a willingness to introduce OffNow backed legislation next year. We garnered these commitments despite the fact that state legislatures remain in flux with election campaign season in full swing. We expect to firm up these commitments and gain many more after the November elections.

Here is some information on OffNow bills for 2015.

Fourth Amendment Protection Act

The Fourth Amendment Protection Act provides an opportunity for state legislators to do what Congress won’t – take meaningful steps to stop unwarranted NSA spying. This legislation bans a state from taking actions that provide "material support or resources" to warrantless federal spying programs. This includes provisioning of resources, ending partnerships between state universities and the NSA, and banning the state from using data obtained without warrant in state court.

Click HERE for model language.

Electronic Data Privacy Act

Former NSA Technical Director William Binney considers NSA sharing warrantless data with your local police to be “the most threatening situation to our constitutional republic since the Civil War.”

The Electronic Data Privacy Act bans this practice on a local level. Straightforward, legal, constitutional - it will have an immediate impact on this dangerous practical effect of mass data collection by the NSA.

Click HERE for model language.

Other Privacy Legislation

OffNow also has model legislation available that places strong restrictions on the use of drones and bans location tracking without a warrant.

Click HERE for more information model language.

A final piece of legislation called the CHOICE Act addresses corporate cooperation with federal spying. So far, we don’t have any commitment on this bill. 

C.H.O.I.C.E. Act (Creating Helpful Options for Institutions, Corporations, and Enterprise)

While government agencies primarily drive the surveillance state, in many cases, private corporations enable NSA spying as well. Corporations willingly providing the NSA with essential services enable the agency to carry out the largest privacy violations in the history of the world. While a state cannot stop a private entity from helping the federal government violate your rights, it can choose not to do business with such an organization.

The C.H.O.I.C.E. Act does just that. The bill bars corporations enabling federal spying from winning state contracts. This legislation gives corporations a choice, either do business with spies, or do business with us.

Click HERE for model language

We are off to a great start, but we can really up the ante with your help. You can take just a few minutes, contact your state representative and senator, and ask them to introduce legislation, including the CHOICE Act, to protect your privacy in your state.

CLICK HERE to take action for your state today:

OffNow is an organization committed to stopping unconstitutional NSA spying and reining in the surveillance-state through state and local activism.

Suspicious Canada Shooting Triggers ‘Minority Report’ Pre-Crime Plans for ‘Preventive Arrests’

Suspicious Canada Shooting Triggers ‘Minority Report’ Pre-Crime Plans for ‘Preventive Arrests’

On Wednesday, just two days after aradicalized man ran over two Canadian soldiers in a mall parking lot, a gunmen opened fire at Canada’s National War Memorial and at Parliament Hill, killing one soldier and wounding a security guard. He was later killed by an armed guard.

Within less than two days, rhetoric has risen unusually high for Canada in the wake of what have been calledterror attacks,” bringing terrorism home along with fresh demands for new police powers.

This time, the new powers would include preventive arrests, potentially taking the country down the slippery slope of guilty-until-proven innocent authoritarian policies.

Via CBC News:

Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is giving more indications of how the government intends to strengthen Canada’s security laws in the wake of Wednesday’s attack in Ottawa on Parliament Hill.

The minister told Radio-Canada on Friday that the government is eyeing the thresholds established in Canadian law for the preventive arrests of people thought to be contemplating attacks that may be linked to terrorism. Officials are considering how to make it easier to press charges against so-called lone-wolf attackers.
The challenges are the thresholds — the thresholds that will allow either preventive arrest, or charges that lead to sentences, or more simple operations, Blaney said in French. So what the prime minister has asked is for us to review in accelerated manner the different mechanisms that are offered to police to ensure everyone’s security.

There is even talk now of ramping up Canadas hate speech laws.

A bill was already in the works prior to the shootings to strengthen the Canadian Security Intelligence Services’ (CSIS) powers; Prime Minister Stephen Harper had already announced changes including his belief police powers needed to be increased.
In recent weeks, I’ve been saying that our laws and police powers need to be strengthened in the area of surveillance, detention and arrest, he said as MPs returned one day after a gunman killed a soldier and made his way into Centre Block on the Parliament Hill. (CBC News)

That makes this shooting very convenient for Harper’s agenda; now in the wake of this week’s shooting, Harper has stated that work will be expedited.

Questions already abound as to where suspect Michael Zehaf-Bibeau even got his the Winchester 30-30 rifle he used in the shooting. Due to his criminal record, Zehaf-Bibeau was already prohibited from owning a gun; in fact, Canadian courts had already issued the man a standard lifetime gun ban due to a violent conviction. Even without that ban, however, this guy couldn’t have obtained the gun in any legal way.

If anything, first and foremost it just proves that gun control doesn’t work. Regardless, in Canada there is no right by law to bear arms. Canadians, unlike Americans, do not have a constitutional right to bear arms, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled in 1993.

As Tony Cartalucci of Land Destroyer Report notes, the same plot had been scripted by the FBI just a month prior:

In mid-September A Rochester man, Mufid A. Elfgeeh, was accused by the FBI of attempting to provide material support to ISIS (undercover FBI agents), attempting to kill US soldiers, and possession of firearms and silencers (provided to him by the FBI). The FBI’s own official press release stated (emphasis added):

According to court records, Elfgeeh attempted to provide material support to ISIS in the form of personnel, namely three individuals, two of whom were cooperating with the FBI. Elfgeeh attempted to assist all three individuals in traveling to Syria to join and fight on behalf of ISIS. Elfgeeh also plotted to shoot and kill members of the United States military who had returned from Iraq. As part of the plan to kill soldiers, Elfgeeh purchased two handguns equipped with firearm silencers and ammunition from a confidential source. The handguns were made inoperable by the 
FBI before the confidential source gave them to Elfgeeh.

It was warned that only an inoperable firearm stood between Elfgeeh’s arrest and his successful execution of deadly plans hatched by him and his undercover FBI handlers. This script, written by the FBI to entrap Elfgeeh, would be followed almost to the letter in live attacks subsequently carried out in Canada resulting in the death of two Canadian soldiers.

Cartalucci goes on to point out another troubling detail. Like so many other heavily publicized terror attacks, Zehaf-Bibeau was already under both Canadian and U.S. government surveillance prior to the event, with the suspected shooter listed as a “high-risk traveler” who had his passport revoked prior to the shooting:

It is very likely that the recent attacks in Canada involved at least one informant working for the FBI. Because the FBI uses confidential informants to handle suspects, if a plot is switched “live,” the informant will be implicated as an accomplice and the FBI’s covert role will remain uncompromised

With both suspects having been on both US and Canadian watch lists – it is very likely undercover agents were involved in either one or both cases. While many possibilities exist, Western security agencies should be among the first suspects considered as potential collaborators

And of course —

Conveniently, both suspects are now dead and little chance remains of ascertaining the truth of who they were in contact with and how they carried out their deadly attacks.

Canada’s domestic terror threat level was quietly elevated just days before by CSIS intelligence, issuing a medium-level ‘could occur’ threat advisory for the first time since 2010. Unlike the often hyped and exaggerated public threat assessments in the U.S., this was an internal determination among the intelligence agencies, and signals likely prior knowledge.

So what did they know and when did they really know it?

Also, as in many highly publicized shootings with government ties, initially police reported multiple shooters. In the end, the story changed, naming Zehaf-Bibeau as the only shooter.

Former public safety minister Stockwell Day told CBC News, There are always limitations, and this is what we have to realize in a free and democratic society. Any time you increase your security, you decrease your freedom somewhere. [emphasis added]

And there you have it.

Terrorism monitored and enabled by undercover informants used as a catalyst to break down civil liberties and accumulate more state power.

Melissa Melton

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of Truthstream Media with Aaron Dykes, a site that offers teleprompter-free, unscripted analysis of The Matrix we find ourselves living in. Melissa also co-founded Nutritional Anarchy with Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper, a site focused on resistance through food self-sufficiency. Wake the flock up!

Cops Need to Obey Facebook’s Rules

Cops Need to Obey Facebooks Rules

Facebook scolded the Drug Enforcement Administration this week after learning that a narcotics agent had impersonated a user named Sondra Arquiett on the social network in order to communicate and gather intelligence on suspects. In a strongly worded letter to DEA head Michele Leonhart, Facebooks Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan reiterated that not only did the practice explicitly violate the site’s terms of service, but threatened Facebooks trust-based social ecosystem.

Sullivan writes:

Facebook has long made clear that law enforcement authorities are subject to these policies. We regard the conduct to be a knowing and serious breach of Facebooks terms and policies, and the account created by the agent in the Arquiett matter has been disabled.
Accordingly, Facebook asks that the DEA immediately confirm that it has ceased all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others or that otherwise violate our terms and policies.
So far, it is unclear whether the DEA has responded, although the US Department of Justice has independently launched an investigation into the practice. We commend Facebook for holding the agency accountable.

But we also think Facebook should go further in protecting users and the integrity of its services. The DEA isn’t only law enforcement agency creating fake profiles on Facebook, and fake profiles are not the only way that law enforcement agencies routinely violate the site’s terms of service.

Sock Puppet Investigators 

Facebooks Statement of Rights and Responsibilities require users to provide their “real names and information” and warn users to “not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.” In other words, this is a ban on sock puppets: fake accounts that someone creates for deceptive purposes.

According to a lawsuit filed against the DEA, Arquiett was arrested in 2010 on drug charges. She allegedly agreed to allow an agent to search her phone. But the agent did much more than that, taking files from her phone—including suggestive photos of Arquiett as well as pictures of her children. The agent then used them to create a Facebook profile in her name. The agent accepted and made friend requests and engaged in conversations with other users.

While this may be the first time we have heard of the DEA impersonating an actual person, two separate independent studies show that creating fake profiles is commonplace in the law enforcement community.

In 2012, LexisNexis researchers surveyed more than 1,200 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and almost 70 percent of agencies surveyed said they use social media to some extent in their investigations. Among those agencies, Facebook was by far the most popular social network site, with 91 percent using it for investigations, 27 percent using it on a daily basis. Alarmingly, the LexisNexis researchers concluded that police “have no concerns around the ethics of creating fake virtual identities as an investigative technique." Approximately 83 percent reported they had no qualms about going undercover online.

LexisNexis even included an anonymous testimonial on how police were able to track a suspect’s location through Facebook:

I was looking for a suspect related to drug charges for over a month. When I looked him up on FB, and requested him as a friend from a fictitious profile, he accepted. He kept “checking in” everywhere he went so I was able to track him down very easily.

A 2013 study [pdf] from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) mirrored the LexisNexis findings. Out of 500 predominantly municipal law enforcement agencies, more than 58 percent reported that they use fake profiles to gather information.

It’s difficult to determine exhaustively which agencies have adopted this tactic, but some have publicly acknowledged the practice:

*Cincinnati Police Department admitted to CNN that it used undercover profiles for “targeted enforcements.”

*In a DOJ-funded report on social media tactics, IACP revealed that the New York City Police Department has created formal policies for creating alias accounts for use in investigations. (The policies are available on page 169 of this report.)

*The Georgia Bureau of Investigation similarly has a policy (page 157) allowing for aliases to be used in investigations.

*In its policy on the use of social media, the La Vista Police Department in Nebraska says, “Covert undercover operations on the Internet and Social Networking are an effective investigative technique in establishing admissible, credible evidence in support of a criminal prosecution against suspects.”

Yet most of these agencies explicitly agreed to abide by Facebook’s terms of service when they created their own Facebook pages.

Ignoring ToS 

Creating fake profiles is only one way that law enforcement agencies are actively violating Facebooks terms of service.

Facebooks terms say that you must not share your password or “let anyone else access your account.” It further states, “you will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.” Yet, law enforcement agencies are guilty of these activities, particularly when it comes to screening applicants for jobs. According to a recent article from the San Francisco Chronicle, “The standard practice in most California police departments is to require social-media passwords of job applicants, including those applying for dispatch and jail staff positions.” This past session, the California Legislature attempted to clarify the law to extend a prohibition on this practice in the private sector to public employees—including a provision explicitly prohibiting police agencies from soliciting passwords—but the bill failed to make it to the governor’s desk.

Meanwhile, the FBI has been researching ways to data mine on Facebook, which would be a violation of the ToS that says you cannot “not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Facebook, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.”

Law enforcement agencies have been potentially violating social media networks' terms of service with scraping and "covert accounts" for years (even as far back as when MySpace was the leading social network). We had to go court to find this out, but Facebook has the power to force transparency without litigation.

What Should Facebook Do About This? 

Under a White House directive (most recent version here), federal agencies are supposed to sign special, negotiated terms of service with social media providers where they would like to have a presence, including Facebook (example pdf here). Facebook also has special terms of services that are applicable only to state and local government agencies.

These agreements and special terms of services are opportunities for Facebook to demand more of law enforcement. If cops want to use Facebook for public purposes (and according IACP, most agencies find it a “very valuable” for community outreach, collecting tips and disseminating emergency information), then Facebook should make sure they know they must follow the same rules as everyone else.

We’re asking Facebook to spell out, in no uncertain language, that the terms that apply to regular users apply to government agencies as well, including law enforcement. It should remind law enforcement that violating its terms of service—such as by creating fake profiles, using impersonation, requiring passwords from applicants and employees, and data mining—isn’t OK.

But Facebook could, and should, go a step further to restore the public’s trust in their system and require that any law enforcement agency that wants to use Facebook must first develop and publish departmental policies for social media, including their policies for using social media in investigations and in screening job applicants.

It's great that Facebook sent a letter to the DEA, but for the company to protect its users it needs to do more than simply react after the damage has been done.

Nadia Kayyali and Dave Maass
Electronic Frontier Foundation

The UN Has Laid the Foundation and Location For World War III

The UN Has Laid the Foundation and Location For World War III

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North pole warfare

The UN Has Laid the Foundation for World War III

Dating back over a 100 years, the United States laid claim to much of the Arctic region.The Arctic region is known to hold large amounts of untapped oil and gas reserves. The United Nations previously canceled all land claims in the Arctic region. This is in response to these territories being at the center of several disputes between the United States, Russia, Canada, to a large degree, and it also includes Norway and Denmark, to a smaller degree.

Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which was finalized in 1982, countries can lay claim to the ocean floor well beyond their borders so long as they can provide convincing scientific evidence to prove that a particular seabed is an extension of their continental shelf. Already, countries have sovereign rights to resources within 200 nautical miles of their territorial waterways. For a country to determine whether they have economic sovereignty beyond that distance, the UN agreement requires comprehensive mapping that establishes some sort of geologic justification for the claim. And where the Arctic is concerned, Canada, the US, Norway, Russia, and Denmark have been amassing scientific evidence for more than a decade in an effort to increase their piece of this resource-rich pie.

The process of determining the national origins of several sea shelves is a multi-generational endeavor. The United Nations is dragging its feet on making any determination as to the validity of claims upon the Arctic region. It appears that the failing world’s national economies cannot afford to wait 20, 30, 40 years before laying claim to such a vast amount of wealth. This is a prescription for war and I submit that this is being done deliberately by the globalists controlling the UN.

The UNs Motivation to Start WW III

The United Nations is ultimately controlled by the global elite. In fact, the origins of the modern UN owes it location and prominence to David Rockefeller who provided both the seed money and the land in New York City for its present location.

The ubiquitous purpose underlying the shenanigans of the global elite is to establish order out of chaos, or more accurately, the New World Order out of manufactured chaos. The best way to build the New World Order is to destroy the old one and the most efficient method of doing that is creating the conditions that will lead to World War III.

While all eyes are on Ukraine, Syria and Iran, we should be focused on the North Pole. For it is in the Arctic that war drums are beating. By purposely delaying the determination of rights of claim to Arctic land containing vast amounts of mineral resources, the United Nations has all but guaranteed that a war will be fought to determine control over the region and its resources. The remaining part of this article will describe the arms race and secret war games being conducted in preparation for World War III in the Arctic.

A Telling Interview with Swedens Agneta Nordberg

Agneta Nordberg is the Vice Chair of the Swedish Peace Council,  a member of the Steering Committee in The International Peace Bureau (IPB) and she is highly concerned that Sweden is being used by the United States and its NATO allies to conduct their war games on Swedish soil. Sweden is a supposed neutral country and has signed agreements in opposition to exactly what is going on which are secret war games on its soil. And if it were not for a Norwegian military plane crash into MountKebnekaise, the world would never have discovered these secret war games taking place in northern Sweden and Norway. Nordberg stated that the reason for the war games is because of the melting ice which has exposed the vast amounts of mineral resources, the largest in the world. It is not an overstatement to proclaim that whoever controls the Arctic, will someday control the world’s economy.

Whoever controls this region, will ultimately control the world's economy.

A clear picture is emerging on the corporate influences which will culminate in World War III in the Arctic.

 Whoever controls this region, will ultimately control the world's economy.

 A clear picture is emerging on the corporate influences which will culminate in World War III in the Arctic.

Seven Years of Secret Arctic U.S. War Games

Since 2007, there have  been massive NATO Arctic war maneuvers in both Sweden and Norway with all of NATO, and specifically, the United States. One of the war games was dubbed the Nordic Air Meet, in 2007, where most of NATO took part in massive war games designed to protect interests in the Arctic from Russian incursion. Again, in 2009, operation  Loyal Arrow, was held which was the largest air war game in history involving the northern part of Sweden, Norway, and also in Finland. These Arctic war games have continued with the Cold Response №1, a winter maneuver in the northern part of Sweden and northern Norway. And another war game took place in March of 2012, known as the Cold Response №2.

In a very provocative move, both NATO and the U.S. have installed an advanced radar system only a few kilometers from the Russian border known as the Vardo radar system. Vardo  is  dangerous because it is embedded within a missile defense system. This system is a checkmate against Russian offensive missile weapons systems located near the Arctic. The installation of Vardo is an act of aggression and, in some circles, is considered an act of war.

Russias Military Objectives

Follow the money and all questions will be answered with regard to America’s enemies and their designs on control of the Arctic, most notably, the Russian government and its military. A clear picture on why Russian soldiers are being spotted in many locations in Alaska is also becoming transparent. This story starts with the giveaway of seven oil rich Islands which should be a part of Alaska but was given away to Russia when Obama was elected President. The giveaway of these Islands constitutes treason by Obama.

Senator Begich from Alaska wrote a letter in response to my previous claims of treason with regard to the giveaway of these Islands and said that these Islands always belonged to Russia and the proof for this dates back to 1867. Then this should have never been a point of contention in the Alaska media, and it was, when the transfer was made (See the map featured below of the disputed Islands that appeared repeatedly in the Alaskan media at the time of the transfer). My military sources should not be concerned with this giveaway if this was only a benign giveaway, but they are highly concerned as they have pointed out to me that three of the Islands could be ideal origination points for a Russian invasion of Alaska. The other four Islands serve to support Russian military forays into the mineral rich Arctic region. The duplicitous nature of the Begich letter, published by a reader, in the comment section of my website, should be cause for concern because the emerging facts suggest that Russia is preparing to conquer and possess the mineral rich resources of the Arctic.

Operating under the notion that a picture is worth a thousand words, let’s take a look at the seven disputed Islands and Russian mineral retrieval activities in the Arctic.

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Now compare the Russian Arctic mineral retrieval activities and the military significance should jump off the page at the reader. There are additional Russian Arctic territorial claims which conflict with US territorial claims. Russia is making several territorial claims in relation to several Arctic shelf areas and is planning to defend their claims to the United Nations. After reading the final section of this article, I believe the Russian intention of obtaining UN approval is merely window dressing. They are preparing to take what they want by whatever means necessary.

Russian arctic oil and gas fields

For the Russians to realize their Arctic goals, Alaska would have to be neutralized and the groundwork has been laid for this eventuality. Additionally, a successful Russian takeover of the Arctic would depend on the neutralization of America’s nuclear capabilities. This objective is being carried out by Obama as I write these words.

To Obama and Begich,  I would ask both of you if this is just a misunderstanding which can be explained away by using the word, COINCIDENCE, because we know that in the shadowy world of Washington DC and the corporate controlled media, there is no such thing as a conspiracy. Conspiracies aside, Obama and Begich will have fun explaining the following publicized military activities of the Russians which never really died.

Judge By Their Actions, Not By Their Words

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All five of the previously mentioned nations, along with China, have territorial and mineral claims with regard to the Arctic and these claims conflict with each other and form the breeding ground for WW III.

The Russians are in war mode, Arctic war mode. I do not see how any reasonable person could read the following accounts of Russian military buildup in the Arctic and not conclude that the spark for WW III will not begin here.

Russia is adding 40 new naval ships to its nuclear arsenal in 2014. By the end of 2015, Russia will have nearly as many naval ships as the United States.

Retrofitted combat aircraft from Russia’s Northern Fleet will extend the ranges of their patrol flights over the Arctic in 2014 using a network of revamped Soviet-era airfields.

The Russian fleet’s Tu-142 and Il-38 reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft carried out over 30 patrol missions in the Arctic last year. The Russians have announced their intentions to carry out many more such missions.

Ballistic missile submarines make up one part of Russia’s strategic nuclear triad along with land-based ICBMs and the Russian bomber force. The Borey submarine is Russia’s first post-Soviet ballistic missile submarine class and will form the mainstay of the strategic submarine fleet, replacing aging Typhoon, Delta-3 and Delta-4 class boats. The creation of the Borey signals that the Russian economy is in war mode.

Russia ultimately expects to manufacture eight Borey-class submarines by the year 2020. People constantly are asking me for time frames connected to these events and I dismiss such questions as a fool’s errand. However, the deployment of these submarines by 2020 may provide a clue as to the timetable that the globalists are operating under. Oh yes, make no mistake about it, this coming war will not happen without the blessings of the Bastards from Basel.

Additionally, the Russians are commissioning other submarines as well. Russia’s first Project 885M Yasen-class attack submarine, the Severodvinsk, was handed over to the navy at end of 2013. This submarine has been under construction since 1993. This fact goes a long way to justify the claims made by several Russian defectors that the Soviet Union never really fell and always planned to attack the United States at some future date.


If enough people were to hold Begich’s and Obama’s feet to the fire, they would have some very difficult explaining to do. I think it is little wonder that Congress is in the process of taking capital punishment off of the books for a conviction of treason.

Many are probably wondering about the presence of Russian troops in the lower 48 states. And what about that bilateral agreement between FEMA and the Russian military to bring thousands of soldiers to US soil.

by Dave Hodges