September 30th, 2014
This article was Originally published on 8/10/14
It took the US CDC almost five months before it finally issued a travel warning concerning the Ebola virus...why?
By Barry Secrest
As the deadly Ebola virus outbreak now threatens world populations even while the US border is beginning to look more like one of Obama's illusory "Red Lines" than an actual border, the fact that July 2014 has proved to be a rather dire portent of things to come, perhaps need to be examined a bit more closely.
Nor was it lost upon us when we set upon this particular review of our News section, which we periodically undertake, in an effort to make sense of the news items which we've published.
It was March 29th when we initially noticed in world news that something might be terribly wrong on the Dark Continent.
Africa was already reeling from an Ebola outbreak which showed signs, even early on, of being difficult to control.
On March 29th an article was published seeking to warn those who may not be paying needful attention:
The article from RT seemed to be warning that this wasn't one of Africa's typical outbreaks, stating:
"The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is said to have already claimed 63 lives in rural Guinea has now spread to the West African nation’s capital, Conakry, with the Health Ministry ringing the alarm and officials calling it a “threat to regional security.”
Needless to say, the only organization in America which seemed to be paying any attention, at this point, was a Christian organization based in Charlotte NC known as SIM USA, whose two now Ebola-stricken missionaries are the same ones being treated at Emory medical center in Atlanta.
So much was our concern that the following day on March 30th, a follow-up article was published titled:
In this article from Reuters World, the message warns anyone willing to listen that something was indeed afoot in West Africa:
"The World Health Organisation said in the statement it does not recommend any travel or trade restrictions be applied to Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone based on the current information available about the outbreak.
Ebola has killed more than 1,500 people since it was first recorded in 1976 in what is now Democratic Republic of Congo, but this is the first fatal outbreak in West Africa."
Despite these two widely read warnings from our news site, the message still went seemingly unnoticed by those in power at least at the heart of our nations governing center, and despite the ironic twist of an American leader with deep roots in Africa.
In fact, at about the same time on March 29th another article was published focusing on what appeared to be Obama's chief concern which was dedicated to the actual arming of the very terrorist organization which would take over Iraq in only a few months hence:
The article written by this writer stated the following:
"Barack Obama, in talks with Saudi King Abdullah, is actually considering the arming of Syria's "moderate opposition Islamist rebels" with high-tech shoulder-fired weapons systems. The only problem being that the rebels now in Syria are no longer considered to be moderate by anyone, assuming that they ever were. The opposition rebels are, in fact, almost entirely made up of radical Islamist fundamentalists bent on creating a Syrian-Islamic Caliphate."
So, while Obama was referring to ISIS as a JV team, this website was actually warning anyone who might listen, of the undeniable dangers associated with a radical Islamic force in Iraq.
Despite our practically jumping up and down at this point, there was still little if any news in our government, much less the US mainstream media at large, devoted to the terror building in Africa. Europe's CDC did finally issue a health notice on April, 8th, 2014:
So, another warning was offered up in vainglorious hope that perhaps the various bureau's which seem to be constantly monitoring this site, among many others, might throw us a bone and at least let someone in government know of the persistent warnings.
On June the 20th, the following post was published, not unlike a voice at this point screaming in the wilderness:
With an over-the-top title screaming please pay attention, this site once again warned of a well beyond significant event occurring in West Africa:
"Of greatest concern, in this particular vein, is the fact that the US has now at its head, inarguably, the most irresponsible President in the nation's history--one who seems mostly preoccupied with bringing in disease ravaged refugees from all over the world"....
Ironically enough, at about this same time, a main article was published disclosing the fact that the Obama Regime had, in January, actually posted a notice at a website for federal contractors concerning the procurement of government contractors who would haul over 65,000 illegal immigrant children to points all across the US, and this January posting was done largely in secret, at least at the time:
In our article, gleaned from information which had initially appeared at a website published by Allen West, we described the debacle as follows:
The Post, which advertises an opportunity for independent contractor-drivers for the transport of unaccompanied illegal alien children, had been making the Internet rounds for the past several days.
"The intriguing part of the post is the fact that it was published on January 29, of 2014 and specifically lists a total number of transports at 65,000 . While the border surge of alien-children has been growing over the past several years, how could The Department of Homeland Security possibly know how many children would be coming over the border unless this unprecedented surge had been meticulously planned?"
Perhaps the Regime was still too preoccupied with what it considered to be more pressing concerns in targeting Conservatives for not caring, than to pay attention to the health risks to America associated with one of the most deadly viruses known to man.
At this juncture, figuratively jumping up and down while screaming, on July 2nd, an article was published pointing directly to gross negligence, if not government culpability, on the fact that a government--which was supposed to be protecting us--seemed to be more interested in protecting itself:
In this particular article, the demeanor spoke to one of abject disbelief in the fact that no one within either the US State Department or the CDC seemed to even be mildly aware of the tsunami building in West Africa just across the ocean:
"Despite a both extraordinary and deadly West African Ebola virus outbreak which has infected at least a known 759 and killed over 467 individuals, an increasingly befuddled US State Department has failed to issue any travel warnings for Americans who may be planning visits to West Africa. No one, at least within our government, was seemingly interested in our growing concerns...."
On July 30th, completely exasperated at this point, yet another article was released warning of intercontinental plagues occurring at an unprecedented rate, in effect reaching Biblical proportions, with Ebola leading the way.
It was in the following article that we also outlined the facts concerning a now dead American who had expired right after deboarding a flight in Nigeria, where he flew in two jets for a combined 6 hours across Africa:
Fortunately or not, the Ebola virus was now finally in the limelight, as a result of two SIM missionaries who had contracted the virus being flown back to the US, ultimately if not finally capturing US bureacratic attention, such as it is.
On July 31st, the following article was published:
Here , the Charlotte Observer described the plight of the two missionaries, as a simultaneous debate began on whether or not the missionaries should have been allowed back into the US despite being stricken by the horrible virus.
At this point, on July 31st the US CDC finally issued its initial travel warning for three countries in West Africa:
Also, at about this same time, we received word that DHS had locked down an overwhelmed immigration center due to disease:
On August 2nd, under the auspices of never allowing a crisis to go to waste, an article was published outlining the fact that the American people were being treated to an updated and yet bizarre executive order--in effect--outlining a causation extension of executive order # 13295:
"Obama's just-signed executive order revises and replaces the following section (B), which was initially instituted in 2003 by President George W. Bush:
(b) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which is a disease associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, is transmitted from person to person predominantly by the aerosolized or droplet route..."
One day later on August 3rd, The Daily Caller published a Report, which we also released, outlining a Pentagon article detailing the fact that Obama was a serious danger to America....do tell, and in more ways than one, it would seem:
The report pointed how Obama's policies were setting up America for yet another disaster on our own soil, but left out Obama's extraordinary lack of command and control concerning our defense against a deadly virus.
Also on August 3rd, an account was published outlining events which had occurred at Gatwick airport in London, when one of the passengers collapsed and died practically on the tarmac with what could be described as classic Ebola symptoms:
On August 4th, an article was published detailing the possibility of Ebola being in New York City.
The report ultimately came back as Malaria, but not without scaring an entire nation.
On August 5th, after numerous media outlets had previously reported on this for a full five months, the US CDC finally published a stringent travel advisory warning for the West African nations, now under seige-like conditions, due to the frightening disease outbreak:
Would an "It took you long enough" remonstrance be sufficient here?
One day after the CDC posted its warnings, we received word of Ebola practically exploding in the number of both deaths and of those who were now ill:
One day later, on August 7th, the US CDC finally issued a dour warning with the highest alert status:
Also on August 7th, an excerpt from WND was published, indicating that the CDC fully expected Ebola infected victims had flown into the US, however the question remains, what might have happened had they responded more appropriately, meaning much earlier ?
"The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress Thursday the current Ebola outbreak is the largest of the disease ever, developing into an international crisis that “has now come to the United States.”
“It is inevitable someone will fly from West Africa to the United States with Ebola symptoms,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden acknowledged in a rare congressional hearing held during the August recess."
It would seem that at this point, the fact of someone flying into the US with one of the most terrifying diseases known to man, might indeed be inevitable--especially since both the Obama Regime, which is obviously more dedicated to fundraising, vacationing, and pointing fingers than anything else, and the CDC , seemingly dedicated to losing vials of trivial little things like anthrax--have pretty much totally and completely ignored the problem from day one and perhaps until it's now much too late.
From on or about August 7th, with an incubation period of approximately 14 to 21 days, the periods from August 21st through August 28th could prove to be well beyond 'interesting' to say the least with regard to possible Ebola infectee's within America.
This assumes that the CDC and transportation officials properly undertake passenger screenings from international traffic, which at this point might prove to be wishful thinking, at best.
Maybe we should've expected this from a government more interested in redistributing wealth & transforming America, than providing national security for actual US threats. Maybe they should let independent bloggers or journalists who actually "do give a damn about America" take over the functions of warning US travelers and citizens.
Or, maybe they will say after the outbreak ultimately occurs and the deaths eventually end:
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"
post code # A-8669
September 26th, 2014
By Barry Secrest
Attorney General Eric Holder has managed to somehow stick to the Obama Administration's Justice Department, through an astounding sixteen scandals, much like a blood-fattened tick.
So, how is it that Holder suddenly indicates a tearful need to resign and right out of the blue?
We''ve seen many of the theoretical reasons, some of which are even somewhat sound, however there is one thing that happened today which would seem to tell the real story of why Holder suddenly resigned without even his replacement selected.
A federal judge ordered the Justice Department Thursday to release a list of documents it is withholding from the public related to Operation Fast and Furious within the next month.
Calling the Obama administration’s request for further delays “unconvincing,” U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates told the Justice Department to release the list of documents—called a “Vaughn index”—that the department is withholding by Oct. 22.
“[S]eventy-five days—plus another twenty-one, based in part on Judiciary Watch’s consent—is enough time for the government to prepare the index that this Court has ordered, given that this matter has been pending for over two years,” Bates said in his ruling. “The Court will therefore extend the Department’s Vaughn index submission deadline to October 22, 2014—and no further.”
“The government argues that it must devote significant numbers of attorneys to this matter if it hopes to comply with the current Vaughn index deadline,” Bates continued. “…But the Department has known about its Vaughn index obligations since July 18, 2014 … At best, it means the Department has been slow to react to this Court’s previous Order. At worst, it means the Department has ignored that Order until now .....
September 23rd, 2014
By Barry Secrest
Many experts and pundits are astounded that Obama has partnered with several Sunni Arab nations and launched an attack against ISIS in Syria.
The excitement among the punditry is almost palpable regarding the fact that Obama has taken the US to war, but has he really?
There are several interesting points, within all of this speaking to reasons for deferral of excitement, however the main point belongs once again within the category of political expediency for the President.
With Obama's approval ratings sinking, and more and more of the President's radical agenda items being pushed back beyond the upcoming election, the President is merely trying to save face in a war which he has no intention of prosecuting.
Case and point goes to former UN Ambassador John Bolton, who in an appearance with Greta Van Sustern, indicated that the President's heart was not at all in the fight.
Bolton referenced a news article in which the President stated that "if he had been an advisor to ISIS," Obama would not have killed the hostages but rather "would have released them and pinned notes to their chest saying stay out of here, this is none of your business. "
Now, the question remains--is this a President dedicated to the premise of defeating ISIS, or actually helping them with their Jihad?
Perhaps Obama should consider advising Islamic extremist radicals after his curent stint is up, in order to aid them in their quest for success--he seems to be well on his way, in that particular regard, already.
Indeed, Obama has been adamant in stating there will be no US troop involvement in the conflict with ISIS, in addition to stating that there is "no military solution in Iraq" effectively telegraphing his intentions to Islamic radicals everywhere.
In essence, amongst numerous other considerations, this may be viewed merely as Obama's Clintonian moment of bombing an aspirin factory in order to deflect attention away from his most recent headache.
Just think of it as Obama's "air guitar"' war.....
No aircraft ever took and held ground
~US Marine Corps Manual
September 15th, 2014
Photo shared from User Nick@9Joe9 at Twitter
By Barry Secrest
What with school starting back, the 2 Million Bikers hitting Washington, and 9/11 concerns in addition to Labor day vacations, many have been muchly out of the loop.
Indeed, as a service to our readers we thought it might be prudent to get everyone caught back up on some of the very telling craziness going on which you may have missed --but may also serve to clarify the increasingly blurry picture.
So, here we go.....
The Drudge Report, and not a few others noticed something rather bizarre in the official photos of Obama during his rather awkward ISIS address on 9/10/2014.
In numerous photos, Obama appeared to have multiple horns emanating from his head.
But it wasn't just Matt Drudge, in fact the Internet was blazing with multiple reports from all over the web regarding the odd display of Obama with a proud set of horns.
Mere coincidence or cryptic message from beyond?
Perhaps this not-so-recent Youtube clip from Brett Baier at Fox News might clarify a few things.
Feel better now? But it gets ever more interesting, because, according to Obama's 9/10 ISIS speech, the President will be seeking to arm and fund the same rebel opposition who Obama intends to use as a force to fight ISIS; in his own words:
"Across the border, in Syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Syrian opposition. Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters. In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people — a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost."
"Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all."
ISIS was primarily composed of Syrian fighters, meaning that the forces Obama is seeking to arm and fund are only those who have not yet pledged there allegiance to ISIS, at least not as of yet.
Now a report from the AFP tells us of a newly signed non-aggression pact between the Rebel Moderates fighting in Syria and ISIS :
Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said on Friday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ceasefire deal was agreed between ISIS and moderate and Islamist rebels in Hajar al-Aswad, south of the capital. Under the deal, "the two parties will respect a truce until a final solution is found and they promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri regime."
Nussayri is a pejorative term for the Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs. Syria's armed opposition initially welcomed jihadists including Islamic State members in their fight against Assad.
Well, so much for Obama's best laid plans, right?
But take heart, because it's not all bad news; in fact in India, there was indeed a 9/11 attack against the US. However, the bungling Islamist --in what is being described as a new Al Qaeda Indian cell --actually mistook a Pakistani Frigate for, get this, a US aircraft carrier.
How does that happen?
The attack was quickly repelled and most of the fighters were either killed or taken prisoner by the Pakistanis defending the Frigate.
From the UK Telegraph:
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, the new group announced last week by Ayman al-Zawahiri to bolster his flagging fortunes, suffered a setback when three of its fighters were killed and seven arrested in its first ever terror attack.
Heavily armed militants attacked a naval dock in Karachi's sea port on Saturday night and targeted what they believed was an American aircraft carrier, but instead found a Pakistan Navy frigate and were overwhelmed before they could cause any damage, investigators said.
Now we can [kinda] infer why there's not much history on Arab mariners...eh?
Indeed, as the November elections loom with Democrat hopes diminishing, there may yet be hope for the Republic.
Despite the fact the world seems to entering into apocalypse even, now under Obama's tuteledge, ever brilliant San Francisco political maven Nancy Pelosi issued a warning to everyone that if the Republicans take over the US Senate, civilization itself could be in jeopardy.
In a conversation with Bill Maher she stated the following:
"Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate"
But Pelosi wasn't finished:
"Fear is a motivator, and we are not fearmongers."
Feel the irony?
You just can't make this stuff up! However, at this point Americans will probably try anything-- other than the inmates currently running the asylum.
In other news, the US State Department issued a sternly worded statement defending its threat to prosecute beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff's family for trying to gather up a huge ransom to pay ISIS.
The story from Businessinsider indicated the following:
The parents of Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who was kidnapped by militants in Syria, told Yahoo News on Friday that a member of the president's National Security Council threatened them with criminal prosecution if they attempted to pay a ransom to get their son freed.
"The family felt completely and utterly helpless when they heard this," Barak Barfi, a friend of Sotloff who is serving as a spokesman for his family, told Yahoo News. "The Sotloffs felt there was nothing they could do to get Steve out."
Do as I say--not as I do, seems to be a centerpiece of the Obama doctrine, most especially after trading five Islamic extremist Taliban Generals for a worthless US traitor seemingly only because he was "Islamic."
Incidentally, there is a twist to this story from Fox:
"The House voted Tuesday to formally rebuke the Obama administration for its handling of the controversial trade of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay."
Once again, you just can't make this stuff up.
Next up we have a story that has had everyone talking, as the Catholic Church appears to be moving closer and closer towards Islam and away from its Christ-inspired roots.
Former DC Arch-Bishop, and current Cardinal, Ted McCarrick, has gone from flirting with Islam to salaciously embracing it, if not worse.
In a report from the Daily Caller, McCarrick insists that the foundation of Christianity and Islam are but one and the same, somehow leaving out the Jesus-thingy.
The Report stated the following:
Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick offered Islamic religious phrases and insisted that Islam shares foundational rules with Christianity, during a Sept. 10 press conference in D.C.
“In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate,” McCarrick said as he introduced himself to the audience at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. That praise of the Islamic deity is an important phrase in Islam, is found more than 100 times in the Koran, and is akin to the Catholic prayer, ”In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
McCarrick next claimed that “Catholic social teaching is based on the dignity of the human person… [and] as you study the holy Koran, as you study Islam, basically, this is what Muhammad the prophet, peace be upon him, has been teaching.”
Hmm...not too good, especially with that thing about love and beheading, but it's as we have warned in story after story. This, ladies and gentlemen, is not an accident, it's what the church appears to be increasingly heading towards.
Most especially since the Pope's interfaith movement, in which clerics and clergy of all faiths gathered in the Vatican gardens in an orgy of faith-mixing gestaltism.
"The two-hour meeting in the Vatican gardens included prayers from the Old and New Testaments and the Quran that were read and chanted in Hebrew, Arabic, English and Italian."
Meanwhile, the 2 Million Bikers successfully completed their ride and rally in Washington, and the AP dutifully responded with the following exhaustive review of the event:
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of motorcyclists are headed for a rally in the nation's capital to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks 13 years ago.
They're calling Thursday's event on the National Mall "2 Million Bikers to D.C."
National organizer Belinda Bee isn't promising that big a turnout, but she says she's hoping for a bigger showing than last year, when thousands of riders contributed to traffic jams in and around Washington.
The group portrays the rally as a patriotic effort to ensure that the coordinated attack involving four hijacked jetliners is never forgotten.
Wow, talk about wordiness! Gee, do ya' think the AP doesn't exactly like 2 Million Bikers? It reads much like the ingredients section from a bottle of distilled water, for Heaven's sake.
Next up was our review of the President's bizarre ISIS speech on the eve of 9/11, which can be summed up in our complete commentary , which was written between Obama's 2,000 word speech:
As suspected, Obama in his speech to America on ISIS, declared that the "Islamic State is not Islamic". Nor did Obama reiterate his words evidencing ISIS as a Jayvee team, as he did earlier in 2014.
Obama apparently seeks to detract from ISIS promises to exterminate infidels, as commanded within the Quran, with this delivery.
Obama refuses to recognize the fact that ISIS is creating a Caliphate, which is a centerpiece of Islamic Prophecy.
Obama yet again leaves out the Christians who are being expunged almost completely from the Mideast.
Obama appears to be leaving himself both ample exit room and a stolid leading from behind trajectory.
Obama is insistent on an "air war" only --which is much akin to the fabled "air guitar," in effect.
ISIS was primarily composed of Syrian fighters, meaning that the forces Obama is seeking to arm and fund are only those who have not yet pledged there allegiance to ISIS, at least not as of yet.
Ironically, the best way to cut off funding might indeed begin with the US halting of all funding to Syrian rebel opposition, a thing Obama apparently intends to double down upon.
Ah, finally the mention of Christians...but the President would seem to be indicating that Christians are only being driven out, while Muslims are being killed--a thing wholly absurd on the face of it.
It would seem, in fact, that it was Republican opposition that dragged the President kicking and screaming into the fight in the first place. However, dutifully noted that Obama has a long reputation of claiming opposition victories as bi-partisan efforts.
Here, also, the President telegraphed the fact that he intends to take his own methodical time in getting the job done....when in fact, his approach probably will not work, at all.
So, please, don't hold your breath for a US victory here, ladies and gentlemen, I'm just saying....
Then, we went on to learn that the Moderates whom Obama continually touts, may have actually sold beheaded American Sotloff to ISIS:
"A spokesman for the family of murdered journalist Steven Sotloff claimed Monday night that Sotloff was sold to the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) by Syria’s “so-called moderate rebels.”
"Sotloff family spokesman Barak Barfi, a foreign policy research fellow at the New American Foundation, made the startling claim in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper."
“We believe that these so-called moderate rebels that people want our administration to support, one of them sold him probably for something between $25,000 and $50,000 to ISIS and that was the reason he was captured,” Barfi said."
Oh! And, while Obama is touting at least his economy as being successful, we learned the following from CNS news:
A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The labor force participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent in six of the last twelve months, but prior to last October had not fallen that low since 1978.
BLS employment statistics are based on the civilian noninstitutional population, which consists of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution such as a prison, mental hospital or nursing home.
This despite the President telling us the following only a scant 3 months prior:
“By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are.”~Barack Obama, 6/30/2014
So, which is it?
Then we learned five more IRS employees lost key emails in the Conservative targeting scandal.
We also learned that the US is now actively engaged against Russia in a Nato exercise worrying many including the Pope with regard to WW3.
Additionally, we noted that Obama still can't bring himself to say "Islamic" in the same sentence as "terrorism."
Moreover, we've heard all the excuses concerning Obama's "seemingly" vacuous errors , it's his flawed "world view," "he' s naive," "he doesn't understand the reality of the world".....
Yet, these explanations consistently clash with the prevailing media notions of Obama as a super-smart elitist. But, what if the simplest explanation is the one that's most correct, that being Obama's consistent apology of Islam is simply because this President both approves and is "of" Islam?
“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.”
All of these stories in just ten days.....and all from our news section.
You just can't make this stuff up....