July 8th, 2014
A filmmaker with extensive knowledge of the current border crisis says this chaos is exactly what President Obama wants and planned for, and he says the current media fixation on abandoned children means criminals, drug smugglers and terrorists are coming to the United States without even being noticed.
Dennis Michael Lynch directed and produced “They Come to America” and “They Come to America II” and has extensive, daily contact with U.S. Border Patrol agents about the true state of the U.S.-Mexico border. He said there are essentially four groups of people pouring across the border: families of various sizes, unaccompanied minors, drug smugglers and career criminals and terrorists. Lynch said while the media focus on the kids, really bad people are easily slipping into the country.
“I can tell you from the people I speak to in the Border Patrol who are in the intelligence unit, they have told me that gang members are receiving as much as $50,000 per head to bring a person through. Those people are typically from the Middle East or from China,” said Lynch, who predicts the people waltzing into the country will perpetrate an attack on the U.S. that will rival or exceed Sept. 11.
“You will absolutely see terror attacks. They may not come in the form of airplanes crashing into buildings, but they’re going to come in different ways: water treatment plants, electrical grids. You name it, it is there for the possibility of taking,” he said.
WND recently reported that a top U.S. Defense Department analyst under President Bush warned that ISIS, the Islamic jihadists creating a Muslim caliphate in Iraq and beyond, could use the Mexican border to infiltrate America, and it could happen “sooner rather than later.”
President Obama is urging Congress to approve $3.8 billion in new funding that he says is designed to expedite deportation, while critics contend there’s a lot more about prolonged care for the detainees than there is about deportation in the legislation. Lynch isn’t buying anything Obama is saying at this point.
“This president has no intent of sending anybody home, just like he didn’t intend for you to be able to keep your doctor if you liked your doctor and just like he knew that there was no video that would spur a terrorist attack in Benghazi. If you believe what he says right now, I have a desert to sell you,” he said.
July 8th, 2014
Today in smallpox, apparently: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some vials containing smallpox sitting in a laboratory storage room in Bethesda. These vials were labeled “variola,” which the CDC calls “the severe and most common form of smallpox.”
The vials were discovered last week in an unused part of a storage room inside a laboratory operated by the Food and Drug Administration, the CDC said in a news release. They were found by employees preparing to move the lab, which has been operated by the FDA since 1972, over to the main FDA campus.
Authorities said there was no indication that anyone had been exposed to smallpox, and they said no risk to workers or the public has been found. The vials originated in the 1950s, according to the CDC. (The last smallpox case in the United States occurred in 1949.)
The vials were discovered on July 1 by an FDA scientist. There were 16 vials, six of which were labeled “variola.” These vials were immediately placed in a secure containment laboratory in Bethesda and the CDC sent a team to pick them up on July 6, spokesman Tom Skinner said. The vials were transported on a government plane to the CDC’s most secure containment lab in Atlanta, where testing confirmed that the vials did contain smallpox.
Additional tests will be needed to see if the smallpox is viable, after which the samples will be destroyed, authorities said.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the CDC’s Division of Select Agents and Toxins, is investigating how these samples came to be stored in the FDA lab. Smallpox can only be kept in two locations on the planet, both of them inspected by the World Health Organization: The CDC in Atlanta and the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, Russia.
The big question is what the smallpox was doing in the FDA lab. “We’re trying to find out,” said Skinner. “This certainly is an unusual event.”
This discovery came just weeks after dozens of scientists were potentially exposed to live anthrax bacteria, an episode that required as many as 84 employees to get a vaccine or take antibiotics and resulted in the reassignment of the bioterror lab’s director.
July 8th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
In a story which surfaced today on the Rush Limbaugh Show, two Southern California callers reported that their local Catholic Church, at the request of the government, has asked its parishioners to actually house illegal aliens in their homes.
The couple, one of whom identified himself as a retired medical Doctor, further asserted that the Catholic Church maintained that the government's request should be kept secret, so that the media would not become involved.
The caller, whose name was Ann, stated the following:
"We live in Southern California, and we're active Catholics in our community, there was a town hall meeting last evening, an emergency meeting called by our local parish priest, ordered by our bishop (unintelligible) and the Archdiocese of San Bernardino."
"They have made the decision that they're going to absorb the immigrants that are coming through because the federal government called the bishop's office on Monday and they're gonna be busing these immigrants to our communities and asking us to open our homes and to house them for up to a month.
Stunning enough as it is, the Caller's account became even more fascinating, as follows:
"The church will reimburse us for any out-of-pocket expenses and we were told not to talk to anybody about it, especially the media. I'm not especially happy about it. My husband is a retired doctor, and he will share his concerns with you regarding this matter. "
The caller who identified himself as Eddie, the retired Doctor, then joined in:
" I'm very concerned about the health care crisis that we're facing and these illegal aliens that are coming into the United States. Doctors are being asked not to talk to the media, they're on gag orders, both doctors and nurses, and we got a big problem because there are a lot of diseases that can come through this border bringing all kinds of stuff --"
After the doctor warned about the possibility of even the Ebola virus being introduced, in addition to a host of other plagues, his wife Ann went on to strike an interesting question involving FEMA Camps:
"We have a FEMA -- at Norton Air Force Base, which is a designated FEMA camp. This is an emergency. They[the illegal aliens] need to go there."
After the extraordinary phone conversation had nearly concluded, Rush went on to try and explain why the Obama regime has not sealed off the border, even under what could be termed as a National Emergency obviously taking place along the border:
"The idea for them is to get as many people across the border and then transferred where they want them to live in this country as they can, as quickly as possible. That's why gag orders are being issued. "Don't talk to anybody in the media and tell 'em about the diseases! Don't talk and tell 'em about anything to do with these arriving kids, or whoever else is also." It's not just kids, folks, the 300,000. "
"These are government numbers: 300,000 since April. It's not just kids. So it's clear here, from the Democrat Party standpoint, the idea is to get as many people here across the border and then transferred out all over the rest of the country where they're going to live, as quickly as possible. FEMA might slow that down. Legitimate health inspections might slow that down. So you process 'em quickly."
July 8th, 2014
The only problem with this unfortunate but realistic scenario, is that it assumes a Functioning and competent US leadership.
Quite frankly, nothing could be further from the truth, speaking to the President's tactical engagement willingness, and in virtually every branch of the government.
The only war that Obama and his cabinet seems interested in meaningfully pursuing is the President's ongoing domestic battle with the Regime's political opposition....
By David Axe
The bad news first.
The People's Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing.
Now the good news. China is wrong — and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power of America's nuclear-powered submarines.
Moreover, for economic and demographic reasons Beijing has a narrow historical window in which to use its military to alter the world's power structure. If China doesn't make a major military move in the next couple decades, it probably never will.
The U.S. Navy's submarines — the unsung main defenders of the current world order — must hold the line against China for another 20 years. After that, America can declare a sort of quiet victory in the increasingly chilly Cold War with China.
How China wins
The bad news came from Lee Fuell, from the U.S. Air Force's National Air and Space Intelligence Center, during Fuell's testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commissionin Washington, D.C. on Jan. 30.
For years, Chinese military planning assumed that any attack by the People's Liberation Army on Taiwan or a disputed island would have to begin with a Pearl Harbor-style preemptive missile strike by China against U.S. forces in Japan and Guam. The PLA was so afraid of overwhelming American intervention that it genuinely believed it could not win unless the Americans were removed from the battlefield before the main campaign even began.
A preemptive strike was, needless to say, a highly risky proposition. If it worked, the PLA just might secure enough space and time to defeat defending troops, seize territory, and position itself for a favorable post-war settlement.
But if China failed to disable American forces with a surprise attack, Beijing could find itself fighting a full-scale war on at least two fronts: against the country it was invading plus the full might of U.S. Pacific Command, fully mobilized and probably strongly backed by the rest of the world.
That was then. But after two decades of sustained military modernization, the Chinese military has fundamentally changed its strategy in just the last year or so. According to Fuell, recent writings by PLA officers indicate "a growing confidence within the PLA that they can more-readily withstand U.S. involvement."
The preemptive strike is off the table — and with it, the risk of a full-scale American counterattack. Instead, Beijing believes it can attack Taiwan or another neighbor while also bloodlessly deterring U.S. intervention. It would do so by deploying such overwhelmingly strong military forces — ballistic missiles, aircraft carriers, jet fighters, and the like — that Washington dare not get involved.
The knock-on effects of deterring America could be world-changing. "Backing away from our commitments to protect Taiwan, Japan, or the Philippines would be tantamount to ceding East Asia to China's domination," Roger Cliff, a fellow at the Atlantic Council, said at the same U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing on Jan. 30.
Worse, the world's liberal economic order — and indeed, the whole notion of democracy — could suffer irreparable harm. "The United States has both a moral and a material interest in a world in which democratic nations can survive and thrive," Cliff asserted.
Fortunately for that liberal order, America possesses by far the world's most powerful submarine force — one poised to quickly sink any Chinese invasion fleet. In announcing its readiness to hold off the U.S. military, the PLA seems to have ignored Washington's huge undersea advantage.
(Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
The Silent Service
It's not surprising that Beijing would overlook America's subs. Most Americans overlook their own undersea fleet — and that's not entirely their own fault. The U.S. sub force takes pains to avoid media coverage in order to maximize its secrecy and stealth. "The submarine cruises the world's oceans unseen," the Navy stated on its Website.
Unseen and unheard. That why the sub force calls itself the "Silent Service."
The Navy has 74 submarines, 60 of which are attack or missile submarines optimized for finding and sinking other ships or blasting land targets. The balance is ballistic-missile boats that carry nuclear missiles and would not routinely participate in military campaigns short of an atomic World War III......
July 7th, 2014
Texas Governor Rick Perry has refused to meet with Obama and shake the increasingly viewed as incompetent, if not disconnected, President's hand on a hot Texas tarmac this week.
Obama will be attending a Democrat fundraiser in both Dallas and Austin, but has stated that he has no plans to visit whatever remains of what used to be referred to as the US border.
According to the Huffington Post, Gov. Perry responded to Obama's tarmac invitation in a letter with the following words concerning the deteriorating border situation:
“I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote Monday in a letter to the president. “I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue.”
On ABC News program "This Week, " Perry further enumerated many Americans' suspicions with regard to Obama and the ongoing debacle unfolding across the entire US border:
"I have to believe that when you do not respond in any way, that you are either inept, or you have some ulterior motive of which you are functioning from."