Tuesday, October 9, 2012

GOA Alert: Will Paul Ryan Smack Down the Administration over Fast & Furious?

Just recently, Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan -- “A” rated by Gun Owners of America -- became the 131st Representative to call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation.
This came right about the time that a Spanish news outlet, Univision, presented an hour-long report which excoriates the Obama administration for its role in Operation Fast & Furious.  Among the many items presented, Univision told their viewers that:
* There have been other Americans -- in addition to U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry -- who were murdered by Fast & Furious guns, such as Air Force medic David Booher who was executed at a Juarez bar;
* There are scores of other crime guns which came into Mexico as a result of Fast & Furious that have not yet been tallied by Congress, such as the weapons used to massacre over a dozen teenagers at a party in Mexico -- including some who were gunned down by lookouts as they escaped; and,
* There were other gun running operations, such as Operation Castaway which sent guns into Colombia, Honduras and Venezuela.
Univision also said that it was Bill Newell, the Phoenix ATF office leader, who decided that “the only way to track the guns was to wait for weapons to be recovered in crime scenes in Mexico.”
In regard to Newell’s statement, the Daily Caller says:  “That charge, if true, would mean the Obama administration decided to allow cartel operatives to kill and injure people with the weapons it gave them, and to recover the guns only after criminals ditched them at brutal — often deadly — crime scenes.”
In other words, dead Mexicans were the price to pay for advancing gun control in this country.
As stated by Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), who sits on the congressional committee investigating Fast & Furious, this operation was nothing more than a “political ploy to bring gun trafficking into Mexico into the news to support some sort of anti-firearm agenda.”
Rep. Paul Ryan will engage the sitting Vice President Joe Biden in a nationally televised debate on Thursday, October 11.  Ryan is in a position where he can bypass the mainstream media and tell Americans how the Obama administration wanted to use dead Mexican bodies as a way to drudge up support for gun control in this country.
Remember, while no one died in Watergate, more than 300 people have perished because of Fast & Furious-gate.
ACTION: Please contact Rep. Paul Ryan and ask him to bring up Fast & Furious in the debate this Thursday with Joe Biden.  This is a unique opportunity for him to show how the administration will use diabolical methods to advance its gun control agenda.
----- Letter to Rep. Paul Ryan -----
Dear Rep. Ryan:
I want to thank you for taking a strong stance on Operation Fast & Furious and for calling for the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder.
You are in a unique position where you can bypass the mainstream media and tell Americans how the Obama administration wanted to use dead Mexican bodies as a way to drudge up support for gun control in this country.
Recently, the Spanish news outlet, Univision, said that it was Bill Newell, the Phoenix ATF office leader, who decided that "the only way to track the guns was to wait for weapons to be recovered in crime scenes in Mexico."
In regard to Newell's statement, the Daily Caller says:  "That charge, if true, would mean the Obama administration decided to allow cartel operatives to kill and injure people with the weapons it gave them, and to recover the guns only after criminals ditched them at brutal — often deadly — crime scenes."
This has been well-reported in many newspapers around the country:
* “The Obama Administration, according to ATF agents who blew the whistle on the illegal plot, intended to use statistics concerning U.S. guns in Mexico to call for more stringent gun control.” (Examiner, April 18, 2011)
* “The White House often claimed that 90 percent of the weapons used in Mexican crimes had been traced to the United States, but the number has never been substantiated. By all appearances, Fast and Furious delivered statistics to back up the figure.”  ("Too fast, too furious," The Washington Times, July 13, 2011.)
In your debate this week, please mention Fast & Furious as yet another example of the way the Obama Administration has failed the American people -- and, specifically in this case, used diabolical methods to advance its gun control agenda.
Remember, while no one died in Watergate, more than 300 people have perished because of Fast & Furious-gate.

A Declaration Of War - From the Youth of Europe

Satellite Images of the CIA's Secret Bin Laden Training Facility

Via Don

One of the reasons U.S. Navy SEALs were able to so skillfully execute the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound last year was a CIA training facility in North Carolina that mirrored the architecture of bin Laden's actual compound in Pakistan. In 2011, during those crucial months that SEAL Team Six trained there, it was one of the most secretive facilities on U.S. soil. Now, for the first time, the facility has been revealed on Bing's satellite map service during a phase when it was under construction. Peekaboo!


 That's an aerial shot of Harvey Point Defense Testing, a CIA training facility in North Carolina. It was taken on February 15, 2011. Look familiar? Here's a shot of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, shortly after the May 2011 raid.

Slow computer

Via Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

"Paulbots, Vote for Romney or ELSE!"

Via Bill

Hear!  Hear!

Goodies from Ol' Remus


 art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg A mother in Portland allowed her child to play in a mud puddle in front of her home and was shocked to see her child surrounded by 3 local policemen who were interrogating the child as to where his parents were and why he was playing outside in the rain... The police threatened to arrest her if they caught the child outside playing in the rain again... By constant monitoring, adult-direction, evaluation and pressure to conform, they cannot deal with real world situations, says Susanne Posel in this article, Let the Children Play, at Activist Post.

art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg Time after time, we've given our Muslim neighbors the benefit of the doubt. And time after time, we've been betrayed. Muslims aren't just the main source of terror overseas, Muslims represent just 1% of the U.S. population, yet account for 82% of all domestic terrorism convictions. If there is a religious debate within the Muslim community about Islam and violence, it's the quietest in history, says Paul Sperry in this article, Assuming The Best About Muslims, at Investor's Business Daily.

He is a Lieutenant at a federal police agency... He said "let me give you a tip, and take this seriously. Do not go anywhere far from home between now and November. You will not be able to get back home if you do." That's all he could tell me.

 "Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen." Now add this, "Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."
Ben Stein, attributed, anonymous email 

Diversity, our pride and our strength as a nation - A uniform-free "dress-down" day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond turned into a public dressing down for a student who chose to wear a pink T-shirt supporting Mitt Romney for president... Samantha Pawlucy said the teacher told her that Carroll High is a "Democratic school" and wearing a Republican shirt is akin to the teacher, who is black, wearing a KKK shirt.
Lai and Graham at philly.com art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif Followup by Jason Nark at philly.com

The legacy newspapers, the network television and cable news, NPR,  and syndicated news providers like the Associated Press and Reuters cannot be trusted to provide even an approximation of the truth. In the last month, many have fled domestic mainstream news almost entirely, determining the media untrustworthy on a Soviet scale. They have instead fled to independent, alternative online news organizations, along with news from Canadian, British, and other foreign news agencies.
Bob Owens at bob-owens.com

A year after the sound and fury over a state law allowing concealed guns in bars and restaurants, there has been silence. Almost no incidents have been reported involving concealed-carry permit holders, and there has been no spike in violence as predicted by some opponents concerned about the volatile mix of alcohol and guns.
Alan Johnson at dispatch.com

Let's have another war!

No different than the rest.


On Monday GOP nominee Mitt Romney gave a foreign policy speech at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and said that the U.S. must join in helping to arm Syrian rebels to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. We have been informed that many of those Syrian rebels are, in fact, members of the terrorist organization Al Qaeda.

In attempting to show himself as a strong foreign policy leader, Romney again puts forth the notion that we should be aiding rebels to overthrow another government. Apparently we have learned nothing in the past five decades of intervening in other nation’s business.

The Gated Community


Australians Fighting Back - After Muslims Attacked 2 LifeGuards

Autumn NC PATCON 2012

 Grand prize winner!

Pictures: Odds and ends

Crowds to stay away from: Gangs


Gangs are as easy to understand, they're neolithic tribalism, as are baseball leagues and high school cliques, except gangs take reputation, respect, revenge, power, protection and money to criminal extremes. Add violence without limit, recruitment among the young, and you have today's street gangs. And eighty percent of all crime. In the '60s and '70s drug money brought a new ferocity to turf battles and sharpened the ethnic war between the black Bloods, Crips, Black Disciples and Gangster Disciples &c., and the Hispanic Latin Kings, 18th Street Gang, MS13 Mara Salvatrucha, Mexican Mafia, Norteños, Sureños, and Vice Lords. 

Urban gangs are very large. Los Angeles's 18th Street Gang and its cliques are said to be 20,000 strong, sixty percent of which are illegal aliens. About a third of all violent gangs are black, about half Hispanic, the rest are white and Asian. Only in small city gangs will the membership be anything like diverse. The best known white gang is the Aryan Brotherhood, a comparatively small, prison-based, white supremacist outfit that dates back to San Quentin in the mid-1960s. The Brotherhood is so insanely murderous it's said the Italian Mafia sometimes turns to them for protection. They use Nazi symbols and regalia although of late they've been less about demographics than ordinary crime. 

Gangs have historically been tolerated because they were territorial and thus avoidable, but the twentieth century added a new feature to gang life: mobility. If we're honest, nobody much cares about body counts in gang battles, only when they intrude into the larger society does the alarm go out. Gang mobility is an unstated reason mass transit extensions are contested. The densely reasoned, and often valid, official arguments are proxies in large part. America has been self-segregating on all sides for several decades now but in the end avoiding gangs will be impossible. In populated areas they'll come to you one way or another.

It's with the Hispanic gangs we find real mobility and staying power. In addition to being a parallel government in large parts of Mexico, or even the actual government, they're said to be the real authority in some US border state counties. The upper reaches of Hispanic gangs exhibit ambition, purpose and effective long range planning. For instance, they identify and support young prospects for education in business administration and law, and send others for officer training and combat experience in the US armed forces. When we hear from the Pentagon about their "gang member" problem, this is what it's really about art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif

Black gangs will exhibit audacity, unpredictability and recklessness. The survivalist can expect swarm attacks rather than studied tactics, and more exhibitionism than method all around, but beware their adaptability long term. Expect scorched earth exploitation, pointless destruction of assets not immediately or obviously valuable and personalized violence. As it is with black gangs today, the younger members will be the most sadistically homicidal, to gain credibility, or at the behest of the leadership, or just because they can. Take black female gangs as seriously as black male gangs do, they're no mere curiosity. 

Hispanic gangs will be no less brutal but more results oriented. Unlike black gangs, terror will be used as a tactic, they'll intend to hold and control territory they take. When Hispanic and black gangs meet, Kosovo-style ethnic cleansing is likely. The outcome seems predetermined but, as in all things, we have to be willing to be surprised. What matters is which one dominates in your area at any given time. 

At the outset white and Asian gangs will be a factor in scattered pockets but expect their numbers to grow as the emergency deepens. Some sort of cooperation is likely with these two, there's an underlying affinity that appears genuine. How effective they'll be is an imponderable, the data base is small. At the skinny ends of the present "white neolithic tribalism" bell curve we have civic-minded outfits like Neighborhood Watches to modern day berserkers like the Aryan Brotherhood without much in between beyond some biker outfits.

Over time a somewhat stable territorial arrangement will shake itself out. There will be skirmishes where fiefdoms overlap, predictably enough, but as the necessities of survival assert themselves ever more insistently, conflict would gradually center on controlling intrinsically valuable resources such as water, food producing land and basic manufacturing. 

What's given here is a straight line extrapolation of present gangs. In an extended catastrophe it's best to assume a learning curve. The surviving gangs of the first ninety days, say, would be a different threat from those at the outset. Yes, the survivalist in a remote location is more likely to be beset by refugees and raiders than a gang, but gangs have their splinter groups and outcasts and freelancers too. It would be foolish to dismiss the possibility.

Autumn NC PATCON pictures from Dave Coffman

Dave gave an excellent two hour overview of the Tactical Combat Casualty Course (TCCC).  The full course lasts two week. 

Autumn NC PATCON pictures from Hans Mentha

Real "field radio" - a beautiful day in a cotton field east of Princeville NC

Hans gave the Short wave radio communications demonstration and lecture, both excellence and hopefully he will return in the Spring.