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Russians fear the United States?

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

The Telegraph (1) reported from an independent pollster the Levada Center survey that nearly a third, 31 percent, of Russians fear an invasion by the United States. The Moscow Times (2) citing the same survey reported that 59 percent of Russians believe that the United States and NATO pose a threat to the homeland. Amid the tensions arising from the Ukrainian crisis this is a 12 percent increase from a previous survey conducted in 2007. This poll is an indication of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow that haven’t been seen since the Cold War.

The poll was conducted last April interviewing 1,600 adults across 46 regions of the country. Other poll results indicate that 48 % of Russians are concerned that the United States would interfere with any Russian efforts to modernize. Forty percent feared that America is trying to take control and destroy the Russian economy, hardly likely given the amount of time spent by Obama and his acolytes on the destruction of the American economy. Thirty six percent are wary of the forced imposition of U.S. values and ideals. It seems these people must be watching the exported version of Modern Family.

Probable cause

Russian State television constantly and deliberately frightens its viewers with the thought that the U.S. and NATO are intent upon destroying and occupying the country. This has evolved from the Russian doctrine identifying NATO expansion among key external risks that led to the Ukrainian Crisis. Russian culture is distrustful of Western strategic designs that go back to the Crimean War and 160 years of fighting in successive wars for national survival. Given the poll results, on average, Russians may be more aware of their history than Americans are of their own.

When asked about a hypothetical war with the United States, 52 percent believe that there will be no winners and 33 percent believe that Russia would win. Only five percent believe that America and NATO would win. Who knew that Obama had supporters in Russia? Must be the same people that donated to the Clinton Global Initiative.

Sources:

1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11605055/A-third-of-Russians-fear-military-attack-by-US-poll-finds.html
2. http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/news/article/more-and-more-russians-see-america-as-a-threat-poll-reveals/520624.html

ISIS claims: “We Have 71 Trained Soldiers in 15 Different States”

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Sunday evening, May 3, 2015 two men armed with semi-automatic weapons and wearing body armor open fired on a security officer outside of the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas. They were on a mission to disrupt Pamela Geller’s contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad. (1) The homegrown Islamic terrorists were killed by officers from the Garland Police Department. They were praised as “soldiers of the caliphate,” by the Islamic State. And they are here, in the United States, even as the administration and it’s wholly owned media try their best to deny the reality.

 

The FBI flagged to Garland Police that Elton Simpson (pictured in 2002 at a media shoot for the Yavapai College basketball team in Prescott, Arizona) might show up to a draw-Muhammad cartoon contest three hours before it began      Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi

Simpson's accomplice Nadir Soofi. Utah records show Soofi had several brushes with policeCompliancy

 

In a PJ Media exclusive, Patrick Poole (2) reported that the complacent FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Joint Intelligence Bulletin about terrorist attacks, declaring it to be “”unlikely” that such violence would happen in the United States.” They didn’t believe that ISIS or any of it followers would attack the “Draw Muhammad’ gathering. The basis for their analysis was online chatter. Online chatter? Is it possible to get any lazier or any less concerned about the lives of American citizens? Or could it be that employees of Barack’s DC agencies don’t believe it necessary to protect conservatives at conservative events. Again, local law enforcement professionals are the first line of defense against terrorist attacks on American soil. And it appears we should all be thankful that is the case.

Here is a statement by former Navy SEAL Ron O’Neill, who observed that the killing of the 2 armed, Muslim terrorists in Garland, “is a prime example of the difference between a gun free zone and Texas. They showed up at Charlie Hebdo and it was a massacre. If these two guys had gotten into that building it would have been Charlie Hebdo times ten. But these two guys showed up because they were offended by something protected by the First Amendment, and were quickly introduced to the Second Amendment.” (3)

Spin

It looks like home-grown ISIS is here. ISIS sympathizers failed in the attempted strike against Pamela Geller’s event held in Garland, Texas. (3) When Questioned about the suicide mission the White House declared it “an attempted terrorist attack” (4) but declared the administration is “very vigilant about the efforts” of extremists. But then, extremist is Liberal code-speak for conservative, anything else is just fine, i.e. the same vigilance exercised in the effort to stop the Tsarnaev brothers.

Less than a week after the Islamic State claimed credit for the jihadi attacks in Texas, a statement from ISIS leadership in America was posted on line. The Islamic State is threatening Pamela Geller’s life and anyone who protects her. (5) Their most chilling claim is that “they have 71 fighters in 15 different states” and 23 have volunteered to conduct jihad in America. The actual numbers are probably much larger.

FoxNews.com reported that an unnamed intelligence source was assessing the threat and does not believe it came from ISIS. Newsflash: you have two dead terrorists with apparent loyalty to the Islamic state, armed with semi-automatic weapons and body armor, both on U.S. soil. This is no longer the J.V team. There are jihadist volunteers in American who will gladly carry out terrorist missions. How many Americans must die before the rookies inside the beltway get it? Intelligence 101: if the bad guys make threats, take them seriously. We were lucky this time.

Sources:

1. http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/05/03/officer-and-two-suspects-down-in-gunfight-at-islamic-cartoon-contest-in-texas-possible-explosives-found/
2. http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/05/05/exclusive-fbi-dhs-assessed-terror-attack-threat-to-texas-draw-muhammad-contest-as-unlikely/
3. http://www.westernjournalism.com/isis-claims-to-have-71-trained-soldiers-in-targeted-u-s-states/
4. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/241080-wh-too-early-to-say-texas-shooting-tied-to-isis
5. http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/05/06/islamic-state-in-america-release-statement-threatening-to-slaughter-pamela-geller/
6. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/06/purported-isis-warning-claims-terror-cells-in-place-in-15-states/

Note to Obama: The world is watching you doing nothing

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

This week Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized control of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship during its transit of the Strait of Hormuz. The MV Maersk Tigris initially ignored Iranian orders to head into its waters until the Revolutionary Guard patrol boats fired warning shots across its bow. The Iranians boarded and confiscated the ship after an Iranian court had ordered the ship to be impounded.

The MV Maersk Tigris left the Red Sea port of Jeddah bound for the United Arab Emirates before it was detoured by the Iranians. Iran claimed the ship will be impounded at the Gulf port of Bandar Abbas because of alleged unpaid debts. The debt, $3.6 million, is owed by the Maersk Line for undelivered cargo in 2005. The cargo was delivered to an Iranian company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates but was never collected. It’s a safe bet that it was disposed of by local authorities. The devil in the details the Iranians undoubtedly don’t care about is the fact that the cargo ship doesn’t belong to Maersk but to Rickmers Ship Management in Singapore.

As the Islamists were boarding the ship, the crew sent out distress calls over open channels which were heard by U.S. Central Command. The command dispatched a P-3 Orion and the destroyer USS Farragut to the last location of the MV Maersk Tigris. The United States and the Marshall Islands have a security compact in which the United States is responsible for the security and defense of the Republic and its flagged vessels. Mullah Obama would not lift a finger to prevent 4 Americans being murdered by his fellow Muslims in Benghazi. Swell chance the Marshall Islands have getting Barack to honor a security compact. (1)

The Obama administration is so desperate to have a nuclear agreement that it will throw anyone under the bus to allow the Islamic Republic to have its own nuclear stockpile. They are willingly ignoring a protectorate in favor of Islamists. To date the State Department has refused to condemn the actions of the Revolutionary Guards act of thinly veiled piracy. (2) America’s friends are being abandoned, not by the nation at large but by Muslim, White House ideologues. Valerie Jarrett tells Obama what to do and he passes her instructions down the line.

Several days after seizure of the Tigris the U.S. Navy will “accompany” all flagged ships going through the Strait of Hormuz. The Navy will not escort ships but will only monitor them as they transit the narrow strait from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea. Don’t want to upset the Iranians as John Kerry is more than willing to give them anything they want but the Grey Poupon. Need that for the Nobel committee, don’t ya know. When Obama gets finished, Iran will have a new cargo ship to fetch missile parts from China and North Korea.

Sources:
1. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/30/us-navy-to-accompany-us-flagged-ships-in-persian-gulf-after-iran-seizes-vessel/
2. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-dept-declines-to-condemn-irans-cargo-ship-seizure-in-the-strait-of-hormuz/
3. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/pentagon-iranian-forces-board-marshall-islands-flagged-ship-in-gulf/

Vietnam Era Déjà vu as College Imbeciles Spit on Vets

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Twice a year Panama City Beach hosts Warrior Beach Retreat were wounded Warriors for an all-expense-paid vacation. Local businesses cover the expenses of more than a 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses or caregivers. During this the time the local community honors the vets to the beach for a time of relaxation and appreciation. Unfortunately, this event during Spring break, young punks from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity had a Vietnam era liberal flashback and started insulting and spitting on wounded American vets.

Warrior Beach Retreat was founded by Linda and Philip Cope in 2009 when their son Joshua lost his legs and damaged his hands in Iraq after an IED explosion. The retreat is an eight day event during which local businesses and the community support the organization by providing a free vacation for the wounded heroes. There is a two year waiting list for the retreat. Linda Cope remembers how Vietnam veterans were treated upon their return home and her goal is to remind Americans what vets have done for this country.

Genius Zeta Beta Tau fraternity members from the University of Florida and Emory University, too young to remember 9-11, proceeded to taunt the solders, insult their wives, urinate on an American flag, and spit on a wounded vet and his service dog. (1) They may have no memory of 9-11 but it’s a fair bet they are learning from the military haters of the 60’s. At the time of this writing the Universities haven’t taken any actions against the fraternities, but given the negative publicity the frats have expelled a few token members and suspended activities at the universities.

Zeta Beta Tau Executive Director Laurence Bolotin admitted that members had participated in the ugly behavior and issued a personal apology to the Veterans, their families and the Warrior Beach Retreat organization. W. Kent Fuchs, the president of the University of Florida wrote a personal apology to Linda Cope and promised to take ’’appropriate action and prevent similar incidents from occurring again.” (2) Emory University is doing its best Sergeant Schultz imitation by claiming “I know nothing, I see nothing.” This compound of leftist misfits insists it hasn’t found any students who participated in the events. At least the U of Florida went through the motions, even though its higher-ups undoubtedly believed and supported none of them. The president/Dean/ringmaster at Emory lack the courage and decency to follow suit.

The founder of Warrior Beach Retreat and the community that is home of Naval Support Activity Panama City and nearby Tyndall AFB were shocked at the despicable behavior of the college students.

The incidents of Spring Break and Warrior Beach Retreat are a wake-up call to a 9-11 generation which may be imitating the pathetic radicals of the 60s. The only thing missing is the draft. It’s doubtful that this is an isolated incident and probable that a few old hippies are smoking a joint while sipping Geritol and saying “right on”.

Sources:
1.) http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/Wounded-Veterans-Disrespected-by-College-Students-at-the-Warrior-Beach-Retreat-301006371.html
2.) http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/04/23/frat-boys-spit-on-wounded-vet-urinate-on-american-flag/

About Damn Time

By Jim Emerson, staff writer

Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, has ordered that “all possible benefits,” be awarded to the families of those murdered by Muslim terrorist Nidal Hassan in the 2009 Fort Hood killings. This comes on the heels of last weeks’ Purple Heart award ceremonies for the Ft. Hood victims of Hassan; award presentations delayed 5 years thanks to the decision of Barack Hussein Obama to mask the Islamic terror murders committed by a fellow Muslim by declaring them “work place violence.” This despicable decision rendered family members ineligible for military benefits and the fallen unable to be awarded the Purple Heart.

It took an act of congress to expand the criteria of eligibility in order that Hassan’s victims could receive the medal and the shooting could be declared an act of terrorism. (1) This “necessary act of Congress” is of course the cover story meant to deliver jihad apologist and sympathizer Obama from his disgraceful decision to value the reputation of a Muslim terrorist over the lives of service members and the promise he made to Ft. Hood hero, former police sergeant Kimberly Munley, that the victims would be “well taken care of.” (4)

It was more than five years until the 47 victims of Hassan were awarded a Purple Heart or its civilian counterpart, a Defense of Freedom Medal. The ceremony was years in the making but the medals were initially awarded without the additional benefits that accompany the Purple Heart. It has been suggested that Secretary of the Army McHugh “changed his mind” and at last decided to provide benefits to victim families, but obviously that “change” was ordered by Barack Obama who had been embarrassed enough by the story in spite of media attempts to cover up for him as usual.

April 14 Memorandum

Secretary McHugh wrote that he “Intend(s) To Ensure That The Soldiers Receiving The Purple Heart Under The Expanded Criteria Also Receive All Other Related Benefits For Which They Are Eligible.” (2) Translation, he is afraid that he may have to face a congressional investigation. Some of the soldiers and family have an ongoing lawsuit still seeking more money from the government. Since the White House had to admit the shooting was an act of terrorism the Army was probably going to lose in court. But the “gesture” was obviously a face saving effort made on behalf of Barack Hussein, NOT the Army.

In addition to the Fort Hood survivors the medal and benefits will be awarded to the victims of a 2009 jihadist attack on a Little Rock, Arkansas, recruiting station. One soldier was killed and a second was wounded.

It’s about damn time this administration did something right concerning the Foot Hood victims, even though it took an act of congress to compel them. Now the victims of home grown Muslim terrorism have the recognition and care they so dearly needed. Kudos to Rep. John Carter, R-Texas for his tireless efforts since 2009 to grant the award to victims and their families, which also provided them additional health care, pay and survivor benefits. Job well done.

Sources:
1. http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/04/10/fort-hood-shooting-victim-denied-benefits-despite-purple-heart.html
2. http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/04/16/fort-hood-purple-heart-benefits/25874715/
3. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/16/army-orders-financial-benefits-for-200-fort-hood-shooting-victims/?intcmp=latestnews
4. http://pamelageller.com/2013/02/members-of-congress-demand-obama-administration-classify-ft-hood-attack-as-an-act-of-terrorism.html/