March 28th, 2015
While operation "Jade Helm 15," which is slated by the military as "Mastering the Human Domain," is not scheduled to begin ops until mid-July, many individuals are reporting unusual "night-time" military activity in cities across America, but mostly in the South and Southwest~ Refocus Notes
Written by Alex Newman
A massive U.S. military drill dubbed “Jade Helm 15” lists Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent pocket” territory. The unclassified information about this drill is causing widespread alarm nationwide, with more than a few analysts suggesting it may be some sort of exercise practicing to impose martial law on Americans fed up with an out-of-control federal government.
During the exercises, which will take place over the summer, Special Forces from various branches of the military will work with local law-enforcement in scenarios that, to critics at least, sound suspiciously like they are aimed at subduing rebellious American civilians and states amid a civil war or large-scale unrest. The federal government issued a response dismissing the concerns and saying that the training is to help U.S. forces prepare for overseas missions, but not everyone is convinced.
Odd symmetry at work?
The most alarming components of the drills highlighted by concerned citizens and media commentators surround an unclassified presentation about Jade Helm 15’s “realistic military training” that was apparently leaked. In a graphic showing the territory across which the training will take place — essentially the American Southwest — different states are colored based on the fictional status of their loyalty to Washington. Colorado, Nevada, and most of California, for example, are dark blue, indicating that they are “permissive.
” Utah and Texas are both shaded red, indicating that they are “hostile.” Southern California is also red, with a note reading “insurgent pocket.” Arizona is light blue, which in the legend is listed as “uncertain (leaning friendly),” while New Mexico is brown, or “uncertain (leaning hostile).” Two more states, Florida and Louisiana, have reportedly been added to the exercise.
According to the presentation, the eight-week training program involves Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces Command (Green Berets), Air Force Special Operations Command, Marine Special Operations Command, Marine Expeditionary Units, the 82nd Airborne Division, and unspecified “interagency partners.” Underneath the logo for the Jade Helm drills, a sword with two arrows crossing it, it reads: “Master the Human Domain.” What exactly that means was not clear, but at least some critics of the exercise have suggested it may be a euphemism for subjugating the population of the United States. Indeed, as other analysts have noted, citing available information, the drill almost certainly has nothing to do with defending the Southern border from invasion. The few details that have been provided, though, are causing concern among analysts.
On a slide explaining “what to expect” during the two-month training program for “unconventional warfare,” the document warns of “increased aircraft in the area at night,” possible noise complaints, personnel carrying weapons with blank ammo, and more. Especially alarming to critics of the program is that “some individuals may conduct suspicious activities designed to prepare them for complex environments overseas,” and that “some participants will be wearing civilian attire and driving civilian vehicles.” Separately, a slide describing what “realistic military training” means has also raised alarm.
The document mentions that it will be conducted “outside of federally owned property” and that it is designed to “ensure proper coordination between DOD representatives and local and regional authorities.” News reports citing military officials said the DEA, FBI, and the “Joint Personnel Recovery Agency” (JPRA) would also be participating.
Citing other recently leaked U.S. military documents such as “FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations” about interning American civilians in camps, using “psyops” (psychological operations) on those detainees to affect their views, and more, David Hodges with the Common Sense Show said the drill is “undoubtedly the most frightening thing to occur on American soil since the Civil War.”
In a widely re-published article about the training program, he said it could be “conclusively stated” that the drill was really about “preparing for a Red, White and Blue invasion.” “This is a massive rehearsal for martial law implementation as well as implementing the proverbial and much rumored Red and Blue List and the ‘snatch and grab’ extractions of key resistance figures from the Independent Media as well as uncooperative political figures,” Hodges added. “The various provisions of Jade Helm make it clear just how dangerous this drill truly is.”
March 28th, 2015
By Stephen Dinan
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has refused to turn her email server over to an independent third party and claims she has wiped the server clean, dealing a setback to the special investigative committee looking into the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, the probe said late Friday.
Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said the whole House will have to decide what the next steps are in the push to pry information from Mrs. Clinton, but said she will likely have to appear and testify on her decision-making about her emails, setting up another dramatic showdown between the former first lady and her congressional critics.
“Not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest,” Mr. Gowdy said in a statement excoriating Mrs. Clinton’s actions.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top Democrat on the Benghazi probe, said that proves Mrs. Clinton has already produced all of her official records concerning the terrorist attack.
“It is time for the committee to stop this political charade and instead make these documents public and schedule Secretary Clinton’s public testimony now,” he said.
Mrs. Clinton said at a press conference earlier this month that she culled through more than 60,000 emails from her time as secretary and decided about 30,000 of them were public records that should have been maintained. She said the rest were private messages relating to her daughter’s wedding or her yoga class schedule, and she didn’t keep those.
He said it wasn’t clear when Mrs. Clinton made the final decision, but he said it appeared to have happened after the State Department asked her to turn over her government business messages in late October....
March 27th, 2015
CNN/By Michael Martinez
Coroner: "An autopsy has been completed," Hall said. "At this time neither the autopsy or the investigation have provided any evidence that the baby exhibited any signs of life outside of the womb, therefore the circumstance is not being considered a live birth. No evidence of trauma or injuries were found on the body."
Police Report: The fetus "gasped" and emergency room personnel described the fetus as viable.
Dynel Lane, a former nurse's aide accused of stabbing a pregnant Colorado woman, was charged Friday with criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, unlawful termination of pregnancy, and other crimes for allegedly cutting a fetus from the womb.
Boulder County District Attorney Stanley L. Garnett was unable to file a murder charge under state law, and he highlighted how the coroner found that the fetus didn't show any signs of life outside the womb, Garnett said.
The victim, Michelle Wilkins, 26, who was seven months' pregnant, survived this month's attack, which occurred when she went to a Longmont home to buy baby clothes advertised for sale on Craigslist.
"Now, I understand that many in the community -- and heaven knows I've heard from a lot of them -- would like me to file homicide charges," Garnett told reporters.
"However, that is not possible under Colorado law without proof of live birth. A prosecutor cannot file murder charges when a baby who is killed has not lived outside the body of the mother. For similar reasons, I cannot bring charges of child abuse resulting in death," the district attorney said.
The fetus' lungs never inflated, Garnett said. The fetus' exact cause of death, however, isn't immediately known and is expected to be revealed when the final autopsy report is released in six to eight weeks, he said.
Wilkins and her partner, identified only as Dan, named the female fetus Aurora, the prosecutor said.
Lane, 34, appeared briefly in a holding room during an initial court appearance Friday, but she didn't enter the courtroom. Her attorneys waived a formal reading of charges at the hearing, which occurred before the prosecutor's press conference.
"She could get a long sentence and very well could die in prison," the district attorney said about Lane, adding he couldn't immediately calculate the maximum number of years she faces if convicted of all counts.
Lane was also charged with two counts of crime of violence, two counts of first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault, Garnett said.
Lane's next court date, a preliminary hearing, is May 5. She is being held on a $2 million bond.
Earlier Friday, the Boulder County Coroner's Office said the fetus wasn't alive on its own after it was cut from Wilkins' womb.
The female fetus didn't exhibit "any signs of life outside of the womb, therefore the circumstance is not being considered a live birth," Coroner Emma R. Hall said in a statement.
Friday's finding came a day after prosecutors indicated that Lane wouldn't face a murder charge in the March 18 assault.
Wilkins was released from the hospital on Thursday, relatives said.
The coroner's office performed an autopsy on the fetus and said Wilkins was 34 weeks pregnant.
"An autopsy has been completed," Hall said. "At this time neither the autopsy or the investigation have provided any evidence that the baby exhibited any signs of life outside of the womb, therefore the circumstance is not being considered a live birth. No evidence of trauma or injuries were found on the body.
"Final autopsy results will be released once all testing and further studies are complete," Hall said.
The coroner's finding apparently contradicts earlier claims made in police reports that the fetus "gasped" and that emergency room personnel described the fetus as viable.
David Ridley, the 35-year-old husband of Dynel Lane, told police he found his wife "covered in blood" in the family home and later found "a small baby lying in the bathtub," a Longmont police report said.
"He rubbed the baby slightly then rolled it over to ... see it take a gasping breath," the report said.
Ridley took the baby and his wife to the emergency room of Longmont United Hospital, and the hospital told police the baby "would have been viable," the police report said.
But on Friday, District Attorney Garnett said that Ridley altered his earlier statement to police.
Without referring to Ridley by name, Garnett cited how media accounts took note of the police report and how a "witness observed Aurora taking a gasping breath."
"However, upon a more thorough examination of this witness by the Longmont Police Department, the witness clarified that Aurora was still and her mouth was open, but she was not breathing, which is consistent with medical evidence from the autopsy," Garnett told reporters.
March 27th, 2015
By Barry Secrest
When the news of the Germanwing's Airbus crash came to us in America, many of us paused with a knowing glance towards one another at what we thought might have happened.
An aircraft mysteriously crashes in the Alps in a slow but steady descent of about 10 minutes, with no pilot warnings and no inclement weather, how bizarre is that?
However, as we both watched and read our various news sources, no bit of evidence seemed to be forthcoming with regard to our un-politically correct suspicions. He was a nice guy, he may have been depressed, he may have been a jilted lover, he might have had financial problems, just the usual things--nothing to see here.
Then, we received word that the cockpit had been locked from the inside, with the pilot raging against the fortified door, trying to get in. Still, nothing from the media beyond what had already been offered, along with not a few ramblings from various experts offering up outrageous scenarios that seem almost comical.
Now comes the news, from a German source, which speaks to what many of us had originally thought.
The co-pilot, according to what we now know, had been converted to Islam during the six-month hiatus that the co-pilot took during his training program.
The following story from Speisa.com details what we are only now learning, bearing in mind that the story has not yet been confirmed:
According to Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany now has its own 9/11, thanks to the convert to Islam, Andreas Lubitz.
Translation from German:
All evidence indicates that the copilot of Airbus machine in his six-months break during his training as a pilot in Germanwings, converted to Islam and subsequently either by the order of "radical", ie. devout Muslims , or received the order from the book of terror, the Quran, on his own accord decided to carry out this mass murder. As a radical mosque in Bremen is in the center of the investigation, in which the convert was staying often, it can be assumed that he - as Mohammed Atta, in the attack against New York - received his instructions directly from the immediate vicinity of the mosque.
Converts are the most important weapon of Islam. Because their resume do not suggests that they often are particularly violent Muslims. Thus Germany now has its own 9/11, but in a reduced form. And so it is clear that Islam is a terrorist organization that are in accordance with §129a of the Criminal Code to prohibit it and to investigate its followers. But nothing will happen. One can bet that the apologists (media, politics, "Islamic Scholars") will agree to assign this an act of a "mentally unstable" man, and you can bet that now, once again the mantra of how supposedly peaceful Islam is will continue. And worse still, the attacks by the left against those who have always warned against Islam, will be angrier and merciless.
For now the German Islam supporters like never before have their backs against the wall.
Michael Mannheimer, 26.3.2015
The Daily Mail today writes:
Police investigating the Germanwings crash said tonight they had made a 'significant discovery' at the home of pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately ploughed the Airbus A320 into the French Alps.
Officers refused to reveal details of the potential breakthrough but said it was not a suicide note.
Hopefully we'll know in a few days if this article is accurate.
March 27th, 2015
By Barry Secrest
It's what many among us are trying to achieve while simultaneously endeavoring to understand what in the world is happening to a government originally devised as being "By the People and for the People," never mind a world now gone almost completely insane.
The [now] old mantra about Obama's 'governing against the will of the people' has been supplanted by none other than a bi-partisan capitulation of the entire government, which is unapologetically governing against the will of the people, and of course under the imprimatur of a self-important, paper-hanging, POTUS.
While the Republicans were voted in under the premise of a concerted effort to halt Obama's final completion of a promised 'transformation of America,' what we have actually seen is something approaching the exact opposite, in the GOP's less than spectacular effort.
Indeed, at every turn available, the Republicans have feigned extraordinary opposition initially, only to head-fake a complete capitulation in the end while protesting their complete innocence once it's far too late.
Even the very talented Glenn Beck has seemingly crossed over and is now seeking a moderated capitulation, which disdains those continuing to "dance with the one that brung him" in favor of a wider audience, catering to none other than CNN, and its ever waning influence.
Yes, you read that right; after devoting virtually his entire career to the defeat of Obama's autocratic menace, Beck has done an almost complete turn-about. Dually noted; Beck lost me back several years ago after accusing Conservatives of being racists for favoring Newt Gingrich over fellow Mormon Mitt Romney. Now Beck's gone one better in actually apologizing to Obama over past insults, and in the face of the President's ongoing abuse of traditional Americans across the country.
Beck saw two senior officers of his organization quit --ostensibly as a result of his, shall we say, change of heart.
According to a report from Breitbart:
Last year, Beck tried and failed to strike a deal with CNN. During that time, he attempted to moderate his image for television executives. He apologized for his inflammatory comments about Obama. As Breitbart News noted, Beck started positioning himself toward the political center, bashing Americans who were against illegal immigration during last summer’s border crisis. Trying to distance himself from politics, he also proclaimed on CNN that he would rather be Walt Disney than Edward R. Murrow or Rush Limbaugh.
Point-in- fact, Beck has moderated his tone and to a considerable degree. When we pointed these facts out in a recent news article, Beck had this to say back to us, in his defense:
"I am not 'becoming a moderate' I am a libertarian.
I believe man should be free to rule over himself.
I don't know how and when people missed this about me.
My own personal life choices may be very conservative, but I do not wish to impose them on anyone."
To this, we might only suggest to Beck that altering one's overall persona or beliefs in order to gain ratings can only sour what was formerly a best-selling brand.
Remember the 'new and improved' Coca-Cola?
Perhaps Beck might consider boldly asserting and maintaining himself as Glenn Beck "Classic," and let's not forget the Conservative Rock of consistency; good ole Rush Limbaugh, who probably couldn't change even if he wanted to. Oh, and lets not even talk about Beck's recent disapprobation for the Republican Party--he's been saying that for years.
Indeed, the rubric of the general dysfunction that we see exploding all about us, in a thousand different ways and across a thousand different fronts, point to an ever-expanding existential threat to America, as a viable political entity.
Moreover, the wobbly axle about which all of this jealous dysfunction seems to rotate is none other than President Barack Hussein Obama.
Point being, nothing, these days, is as it seems...
In essence, anything seemingly associated with America's success can now be denoted as Obama's failure, at least in Obama's mind, and that ongoing failure is what drives the GOP into apparently piling onto Obama's mad dash towards utter oblivion for the US.
Mainline Americans everywhere are rapidly losing faith to the point of morosely stating "what's the point? Nothing will be done about this," and the problem, at least thus far, is that they are nothing if not completely correct.....