Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Brother tightens choke hold on Internet U.N., FCC intensify efforts to regulate electronic speech

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Editor's Note: The following report is excerpted from Jerome Corsi's Red Alert, the premium online newsletter published by the current No. 1 best-selling author, WND staff writer and senior managing director of the Financial Services Group at Gilford Securities.

The United Nations is now joining the Obama administration and Democratic commissioners on the FCC in an attempt to regulate the Internet, Jerome Corsi's Red Alert reports.

"The U.N. is reacting to concerns of member governments, including the United States, that the Internet has made companies like WikiLeaks possible, while the FCC is more concerned about conservative news outlets on the Internet that are increasingly undermining government attempts to control the news through sympathetic mainstream media outlets," Corsi wrote.

"What is at stake is the future of electronic free-speech rights, as governments around the world realize how much less control government authorities have with a robust and critical press able to operate freely on the Internet."

Australia's reported that the U.N. is considering whether to set up an inter-governmental working group to "harmonize" global efforts by policymakers to regulate the Internet.

The U.N. claims authority to regulate the Internet under a U.N. Economic and Social Council resolution passed in July that invited the U.N. secretary-general to begin discussions on coordinating government efforts to regulate the Internet on a global basis.

"Obviously, the U.N. is uncomfortable with anything like the Internet that the globalists cannot control," Corsi wrote.

Meanwhile, the FCC is preparing in its Dec. 21 meeting this week to vote on a proposal called "net neutrality."

For more information on the "net neutrality" rules and government attempts to regulate the Internet, read Jerome Corsi's Red Alert, the premium, online intelligence news source by the WND staff writer, columnist and author of the New York Times No. 1 best-seller, "The Obama Nation."

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American slain in Israel to be buried in US

JERUSALEM (AP) - The reverend of an American tourist killed in an Israeli forest last week said Tuesday she will be buried in the United States after a memorial service in Jerusalem later this week.

David Pileggi of Christ Church in Jerusalem said the family of Kristine Luken has not said when or where she will be buried.

Luken's friend Kaye Susan Wilson said the pair were hiking on Saturday when two Arab men attacked them, binding their hands and stabbing them. Wilson, a naturalized Israeli citizen from the U.K., escaped after playing dead. Police found Luken's body the next day.

Police suspect the attack was politically motivated, though it could have been criminal. No arrests have been made.

Luken often visited Israel with a group that promotes Christianity among Jews.

Luken's family has declined to disclose her home town, but property and telephone records indicate that she lived in Loudoun County, Virginia, before moving to Nottingham, England, last year to work for a Christian group.

That organization, the Church's Ministry among Jewish People, said Luken was appointed administrator of its U.K. operations in October 2009.

The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday the 44-year-old woman once worked for the agency.

Why! Tell Me Why? - U.S. armed 'peace partner' despite Israeli warning Concerned that American assault rifles, ammo would be used to kill Jews

By Aaron Klein
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Palestinians hold posters of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Yasser Arafat at a rally in the Palestinian Authority's headquarters in Ramallah, West Bank, commemorating the sixth anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, November 11, 2010. Thousands of Palestinians gathered from the West Bank to show support for President Abbas and his Fatah Party. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas police banned Fatah supporters from holding a rally to mark the anniversary of Arafat's death. - UPI/Debbie Hill Photo via Newscom

JERUSALEM – The Israeli government expressed deep concern that military equipment and assault rifles transferred to the Palestinian Authority by the U.S. will end up in the wrong hands and could be used against the Jewish state, according to secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks and reviewed by WND.

Despite this concern, the U.S. government continued to transfer large quantities of rifles and ammunition to the PA, with some Palestinian gunmen admitting to WND the rifles may be used to attack Israel.

Israeli Security Agency head Yuval Diskin told the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv in a June 2007 meeting that he was concerned about the transfer of American weapons to the PA, according to a cable of June 13, 2007.

Diskin noted that he had heard earlier that month from Palestinian sources that Hamas had succeeded in stealing some heavy machine guns from the U.S.-supported PA.

He noted the incidents as an example of why he does not support a U.S. proposal to supply ammunition and weapons to PA President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah militia.

"I support the idea of militarily strengthening Fatah, but I am afraid that they are not organized to ensure that the equipment that is transferred to them will reach the intended recipients," stated Diskin, according to the cable.

Diskin also warned Fatah-aligned security forces have been penetrated by Hamas.

He reiterated in the meeting that he does not want to see any equipment transferred to them before he is convinced that it will arrive at its intended destination.

Diskin was speaking after major clashes erupted between Hamas and Fatah in the Gaza Strip. The clashes eventually escalated, resulting in a Hamas takeover of Gaza.

Despite the Israeli warning, the U.S. in the summer of 2007 infused Fatah with thousands of American-made assault rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition, according to Israeli security officials speaking to WND.

WND published a series of exposes in 2007 showing how U.S.-backed security forces were infiltrated by Hamas.

WND also reported on numerous instances in which Hamas seized American weapons when it took over Gaza in 2007.

Since the late 1990s, the U.S. has run training bases for PA militias. The U.S. also has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid and weapons to build up the PA militias.

Over the past two years, the U.S. stepped up its efforts at training the PA, running more advanced courses guided by Keith Dayton, the U.S. security coordinator to the Palestinian territories, who in 2007 initiated an advanced program for Palestinian police to train 500 to 600 cadets at a time at the American bases.

The U.S. currently operates training bases for the PA police and other militias, such as Force 17 and the Preventative Security Services in the West Bank city of Jericho and the Jordanian village of Giftlik.

Nevertheless, Israeli security officials here continue to warn they are concerned Abbas' Fatah organization in the West Bank is infiltrated by Hamas just as it was in Gaza in 2007.

Hamas' infiltration of Fatah in Gaza was so extensive, according to top Palestinian intelligence sources, it included the chiefs of several prominent Fatah security forces, including Yussef Issa, director of the Preventative Security Services, the main Fatah police force. Issa regularly coordinated security with the U.S. and Israel.

Terrorists double as police officers

Many members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization serve openly in the various PA militias, including in top positions. The Brigades, the declared military wing of Abbas' Fatah organization, is responsible for scores of suicide bombings, shootings and rocket attacks aimed at Jewish civilian population centers. Most Brigades members received U.S. or European training as part of the PA security forces.

While U.S. policy considers Abbas to be moderate, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades is classified by the State Department as a terrorist organization.

Abbas previously appointed senior Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leader Mahmoud Damra as commander of the Force 17 Palestinian security unit. Damra, who was arrested by Israel in November 2006, was on the Jewish state's most-wanted list of terrorists. In his role as Force 17 commander, Damra regularly coordinated security with the U.S.

Much of the senior Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leadership in the important West Bank Fatah stronghold of Nablus attended U.S.-run training courses, including Ala Senakreh, the former Brigades chief in Nablus, and Senakreh's deputy, Nasser Abu Aziz. Both Aziz and Senakreh in June 2007 received amnesty from Israel on condition they disarm and refrain from terrorist activities. The Al Aqsa Brigades chief in Ramallah, Abu Yousef, doubles as a senior leader of the U.S.-backed Force 17.

In November 2007, Israel arrested two Palestinian police officers who had been accused that month of gunning down Israeli civilian Ido Zoldan in the northern West Bank. Immediately after the killing, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades leaders called WND to take credit for the attack.

Israel captured two of Zoldan's murderers – Abdullah Braham and Jafar Braham – who were PA police officers and members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. A third terrorist, Fadi Jamaa, also a PA police officer, was later apprehended by Palestinian security forces.

Terrorist: 'U.S. training helped us kill Jews'

Abu Yousuf, a senior officer of Abbas' Force 17 Presidential Guard unit in Ramallah, previously described to WND how his U.S. training helped him kill Israelis.

"I do not think that the operations of the Palestinian resistance would have been so successful and would have killed more than 1,000 Israelis since 2000 and defeated the Israelis in Gaza without these [American] trainings," said Yousuf.

Yousuf received U.S. training in Jericho in 1999 as a member of the Preventative Security Services. He is a Brigades chief in Ramallah, where he is accused of participating in anti-Israel terrorism, including recent shootings and attacks against Israeli forces operating in the city and an attack in northern Samaria in December 2000 that killed Benyamin Kahane, leader of the ultranationalist Kahane Chai organization.

After the Kahane murder, Yousuf was extended refuge by Yasser Arafat to live in the late PLO leader's Ramallah compound, widely known as the Muqata. Yousuf still lives in the compound.

Then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert granted Yousuf amnesty along with 178 other Brigades leaders, reportedly as a gesture to Abbas.

Speaking during a sit-down exclusive interview for the book "Schmoozing with Terrorists," Yousuf said his American training sessions were instrumental in killing Jews:

"All the methods and techniques that we studied in these trainings, we applied them against the Israelis," he said.

"We sniped at Israeli settlers and soldiers. We broke into settlements and Israeli army bases and posts. We collected information on the movements of soldiers and settlers. We collected information about the best timing to infiltrate our bombers inside Israel. We used weapons and we produced explosives, and of course the trainings we received from the Americans and the Europeans were a great help to the resistance."

Yousuf described his U.S.-provided training.

"I myself received American trainings in Jericho. Together with my Preventative comrades, I received trainings in intelligence methods and military trainings," he said. "In the intelligence part, we learned collection of information regarding suspected persons, how to follow suspected guys, how to infiltrate organizations and penetrate cells of groups that we were working on and how to prevent attacks and to steal in places.

"On the military level, we received trainings on the use of weapons, all kind of weapons and explosives," Yousuf said. "We received sniping trainings, work of special units especially as part of what they call the fight against terror. We learned how to put siege, how to break into places where our enemies closed themselves in, how to oppress protest movements, demonstrations and other activities of opposition.

"We also learned to discover agents that Israel tried to plant in our cells," he said.

Yousuf stressed he "isn't talking about U.S. training in order to irritate the Americans or the Israelis and not in order to create provocations."

"I'm just telling you the truth," he said. "We applied against Israel all that we learned from the Americans."

America is alone in the dark - Obama Dept of Home Land Security is a joke

Associated Press

After the nation's top intelligence official fumbled a simple question about terrorism on national television, the White House on Wednesday acknowledged that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had been in the dark about a terrorist plot disrupted in England.

It was an inconvenient distraction for the Obama administration, which had hoped to use the day to reassure Americans that it had fixed the mistakes that nearly allowed al-Qaida to take down a U.S.-bound airliner last Christmas.

Clapper appeared stumped Tuesday night when asked on ABC News whether a significant terror plot uncovered in London could have security implications in the United States. The plot had received huge news coverage this week and was a major focus in the U.K., America's closest intelligence partner.

"London?" Clapper asked, looking across the table at Obama's homeland security adviser, John Brennan, who was also being interviewed.

In practice, British and American authorities work hand-in-hand on such cases regardless of how involved senior intelligence officials get. But it was an embarrassing moment for the embattled position of director of national intelligence. The job, created after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, has failed to live up to its billing as a central, strong overseer of the nation's intelligence infrastructure.

And the image of Clapper turning, perplexed, to Brennan, only reinforced the impression by many in the intelligence community that it's Brennan who really controls the nation's intelligence apparatus. Before his confirmation, one of the criticisms of Clapper was that he would not have the clout to take charge of the nation's far-flung intelligence network. With Brennan, a former CIA official, in the White House, and CIA Director Leon Panetta running the nation's spy agency, some lawmakers feared Clapper would be marginalized.

At a White House news briefing, Brennan said Clapper had been preoccupied with tensions between North and South Korea and helping ensure the passage of a nuclear weapons treaty with Russia.

"Should he have been briefed by his staff on those arrests?" Brennan said. "Yes."

In a city where television appearances are heavily scripted affairs and government leaders rarely get caught off guard, Clapper's misstep was as much a failure of media preparation as it was of actual intelligence. Nevertheless, it forced the White House off its message of reassurance to the American public.

The past year has been a formative period for Obama's counterterrorism strategy. After stepping up airstrikes against terrorism suspects in Pakistan early in his term, the administration has faced repeated threats at home.

Last Christmas a suspected al-Qaida operative with a bomb in his underwear slipped onto a plane bound for the U.S. and nearly detonated the device as the plane approached Detroit. In May, a Pakistani man attempted to set off a car bomb in Times Square. In October, al-Qaida in Yemen got sophisticated bombs onto cargo and passenger planes before authorities narrowly prevented their explosion.

In response, the administration has doubled the size of the nation's no-fly list. It has promised to better connect the dots to spot emerging terror threats. And it recently heightened security screenings at airports using new scanners and more invasive pat-downs.

With U.S. security officials on edge because of an increase in intelligence "chatter" about a possible attack, Brennan sought to allay concerns.

"We are in much better position today than we were last year at this time," Brennan said.

Officials have said there is no specific, credible threat this holiday season.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ohh Nooo! Say it is not so! DREAM Act dies in Senate

Let's start this post by acknowledging the life and service of recently deceased Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, his recent death in the line of duty is a tragedy.

However having read some of the early reporting done on this has proven to be frustrating as some commentators have tried to conflate agent Terry's death with the current debate on the DREAM Act in congress.

It is necessary to highlight this particular disconnect because opponents of immigration reform have become so skilled at putting border security and pretty much any other legislation that tries to address immigration reform at odds.

It can not be said enough, border security is a component, an important one for reform, there are others, including figuring out what to do with the current 11 million people currently here. It is not impossible to do more then one at a time.

Michele Malkin, has released a blog hit entitled A dream denied: Border Patrol agent Brian Terry killed in Arizona. There is nothing wrong with the first part of this post, it is a simple explanation of what has occurred with a link to a USA Today story on what occurred in Rio Rico, Arizona:

A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed Tuesday night near Rio Rico after encountering several suspects, federal authorities said Wednesday. Agent Brian Terry was killed just 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, north of Nogales. Four suspects are in custody and one is being pursued, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

The above quote accurately presents all of the current information provided by Department of Homeland Security regarding the circumstances of Agent Terry's death. It is her next sentence that is egregious:

Meanwhile, Senate Democrats continue to push the pro-amnesty DREAM Act and security-undermining environmental land grabs. Priorities…

As someone who follows Immigration issues, and the DREAM Act in particular on a daily basis, the connection between the current legislation before the Senate and the death of a border patrol agent is baffling. These two issues have nothing to do with each other. For one thing the citizenship of the four suspects is not currently known. A fact corroborated by Fox News article on the shooting:

Agent Brian A. Terry, 40, was killed late Tuesday near Rio Rico, Ariz., according to a statement released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. At least four suspects are in custody and another is still being pursued.

The leader of a union representing Border Patrol agents said Terry was trying to catch bandits who target illegal immigrants for robbery.

In the Fox News reporting of the events that led to Agent Terry's death, it would seem that what most likely happened was that he was killed trying to protect immigrants from "bandits" who target undocumented immigrants crossing the desert.

In case Malkin neglected to read anything written about the DREAM Act, it only affects children born to undocumented immigrants in the United States who want to serve in the military or go to college. In no place within this legislation is there a provision to award "bandits" citizenship....

It is unfortunate what happened in Arizona, but it is irresponsible for anyone to conflate this act of violence with the current debate over the DREAM Act. It is entirely possible to secure the border and pass the DREAM Act. As they are both components of broad reform of our immigration system. Border security is a part of that and so is dealing with the current 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in America.

Why violent revolt lies in our future

© 2010

President Ronald Reagan used to say that the scariest words in the English language are: "Hi, I'm from the government and I'm here to help." Two hundred or so years earlier, our Founding Fathers had essentially the same thoughts when they declared independence from the British Crown based on its refusal to take into account the grievances of the colonies and its peoples, and instead attempted to beat them into submission.

Today, as we observe the holidays and ready ourselves for a Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in the New Year, in the face of continued control of the Senate and White House by the Democrats and President Barack Obama, these words and thoughts ring louder than ever. Never before in the history of our sacred nation has the "State of the Union" been worse and indeed more hostile to the needs of the American people. And both Democrats and Republicans are responsible!

I have written in earlier columns that I sincerely believe that we have entered a new revolutionary period in American history. With each passing day, I become more convinced of it. And, regrettably, I believe that we are only a year of so from violent revolt if things do not radically change "on a dime."

Here are the signs of the violent revolution to come:

First, the economy continues in a tailspin, with unemployment increasing. Families do not have the financial means, even assuming they are able to bring home a salary, to pay for their children's higher education, buy a new car, much less put good wholesome food on the dinner table. Couple this with glacial growth in the economy, our dependence on foreign capital to keep the nation afloat and the continued real-estate crisis and the picture is more than bleak. And God forbid we have another large terrorist attack or an oil field or two in the Middle East blows up – the entire world economy could easily go down for the count. People get real upset when they do not have money; plain and simple. Just ask any employer who has missed or is late on a pay period for his employees. He or she is lucky not to be lynched. Our government has not only missed several pay periods, it is taxing the populace into submission and wasting these revenues on projects and graft that return nothing but more hardship.

Get Larry Klayman's fascinating account of his battle with the powers that be: "Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment"

Second, the prospect of war overseas looms large and is imminent. Thanks to the neglect of three successive administrations toward Iran, the fanatical mullahs of Tehran are on the verge of acquiring atomic weapons and undertaking in earnest their long-desired quest of worldwide Islamic rule. Because of President Obama's and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's policy of appeasement, the situation is now even more dire and will require almost certain military intervention by Israel and the Western powers to stop the potential Holocaust that looms on the horizon.

Then there is North Korea, which already has atomic weapons and had just this week threatened a nuclear war against its southern neighbor, the United States and its allies. Of course, that's not to forget about Hugo Chavez, that communist Venezuelan despot Obama hugged and fawned over at the Summit of the Americas a couple years back. He has just acquired hundreds of missiles from Vladmir Putin's Russia. Chavez is, not coincidentally, a close ally of not only Castro's Cuba, but Iran and North Korea. These "trouble spots" are on the verge of blowing up, requiring massive U.S. resources, financial and otherwise, to address. This in turn will put even a greater strain on the American economy and our nation's military, particularly with the continuing counterproductive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our government has more than failed big time; it has lead us into an international hellhole.

But the crises domestically and internationally are not all. "Above all," it's the arrogance, indifference, incompetence, immorality, corruption and slough of our government officials and their body politic, and the media, which are destroying the country.

Our Founding Father and perhaps greatest American president, John Adams, declared just days before signing the Declaration of Independence that without ethics, morality and religion, we can change our rulers and our form of government many times, but we will have no lasting liberty.

The cesspool of Washington and our state capitals, furthered by what is generally a degenerate mainstream media, has had more than a corrosive effect on our Judeo-Christian culture. The people have lost any respect for their so-called "leaders."

Last week I was watching an episode of Glenn Beck on Fox News. While I generally agree with Glenn and believe he has served the country well, he went off on blasting Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for releasing hundreds of thousands of allegedly classified government documents into the public domain. Beck called Assange a "traitor!" Then, turning to the studio audience, Glenn asked them, with a confident air that they would agree with him, what they thought of Assange. All but a few in the audience refused to condemn Assange and WikiLeaks, despite the respect and adulation they have for their television mentor. The response of the group was telling and scary. The American people sided with Assange and WikiLeaks and threw cold water into their adored host's face. And why was this? Because "We the People" have come to see the government as so evil that even if it takes allegedly illegal means to bring it to its knees, to prevent its further oppression, this seems justified.

There we have it in a nutshell. No matter how hard the conservative and leftist media may try to twist the minds of the American people, they have a mind of their own. And, as of today, that mind is on rebellion against the government, at all costs.

Larry Klayman is a former Justice Department prosecutor and the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. His latest book is "Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment."

Hey Muslims are all about peace Man! Mullah offers $6,000 for Christian's death Woman accused of blaspheming Muhammad by calling Jesus 'true prophet'

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Supporters of Islamic political party Jamaat-e-Islami protest in Peshawar against an online competition to draw pictures of Prophet Mohammad on Facebook which Muslims deem blasphemous May 20, 2010. Pakistan has blocked the popular video sharing website YouTube indefinitely in a bid to contain blasphemous material, officials said on Thursday. The blockade came hours after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed Internet service providers to stop access to social network site Facebook indefinitely on Wednesday because of an online competition to draw the Prophet Mohammad. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SCI TECH)

New threats to the life of a Christian woman in Pakistan who was charged with blasphemy for saying that Jesus is alive and therefore the "true prophet" have erupted, according to sources of Voice of the Martyrs.

The organization works with Christians throughout the world where governments, religious establishments and others persecute believers.

VOM officials have revealed that their sources in Pakistan are reporting the new concerns for the life of Asia Bibi, who actually was sentenced to death for blasphemy, but now apparently is the subject of a clemency effort.

Contacts told Voice of the Martyrs earlier this month that a mullah, an Islamic leader, had offered more than $6,000 for her death.

VOM contacts are concerned for Asia's safety. In the past, Christians have been killed in jail, on their way to court, and even after being released from jail, the report said.

"There is threat that she can be killed even after her releasing from the jail," VOM contacts said. "It's not just a statement … but we have examples of previous blasphemy cases."

After the offer was made known, Muslims, including representatives from extremist groups, protested against Bibi and a proposed amendment of the blasphemy law.

VOM reported Bibi had been arrested by police in June 2009 following a discussion between her and her co-workers about their faith.

"Asia told the Muslim women about her faith in Christ, explaining that he had died on the cross for our sins. Then she asked them what Mohammed had done for them, according to VOM sources. She told them Jesus is alive, but Mohammed is dead. 'Our Christ is the true prophet of God,' she reportedly told them, 'and yours is not true,"" the VOM report documented.

The organization said Muslim women then beat her, and some men locked her in a room.

"They announced from mosque loudspeakers that she would be punished by having her face blackened and being paraded through the village on a donkey. Local Christians informed the police, who took Asia into custody before the Muslims could carry out their plan," the report said.

Bibi was charged with blasphemy, and on Nov. 8, 2010, she was sentenced to death.

There were reports several weeks ago that she had been released, but it apparently was just that there were talks about clemency for her.

The Pakistan website International News Network Online and Daily Christian News both reported at the time Bibi had been pardoned.

But the Pak Tribune website echoed an Agence France Presse report that while the request for a pardon has been submitted and the process of consideration begun, it has not yet happened.

Sources close to the situation say that Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has submitted a petition to free Bibi and that the case is on Zardari's desk.

Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern warned earlier that even if she was released, her life was not assured.

"In Pakistan, there are a number of Islamic radical groups and even if the government has already released and pardoned Asia Bibi, the Islamic radicals may take the law into their own hands and kill her and members of her family," Racho explained.

"Many Islamic radicals will use any opportunity to carry out vigilante justice against our brothers and sisters in Christ in that country," Racho asserted.

"They will use any excuse even if the courts don't find them guilty," Racho said.

Racho cited the July gunning down of Pastor Rashid Emmanuel and his brother Sajid at the courthouse after their acquittal on blasphemy charges as an unfortunate example of Pakistan's vigilante mindset.

Racho says that it's the radicals who hold the power and it doesn't matter how many radicals there are.

Obama can't run because many states are now going to demand proof, well unless ?

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

It just doesn't appear to be going away.

The idea that Barack Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, and do chores such as appointing Supreme Court justices, needs to be explored and documented is headed back to the highest court in the land.

According to the Supreme Court's own website, there is scheduled to be a conference Jan. 7, 2011, on a case submitted by Orly Taitz.

This particular case has had a long proceeding; it began as a challenge to the legality of the military orders under Obama, whose eligibility to hold the office of president never has been documented to date. While that officer, Capt. Connie Rhodes, ultimately followed her orders, the attorney was fined $20,000 in the case, and it continued its path through the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and now is pending in Washington.

Supremes facing eligibility challenge to Obama, again
Taitz's case distributed for conference among justices on Jan. 7
Posted: December 18, 2010
12:35 am Eastern

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

It just doesn't appear to be going away.

The idea that Barack Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office, and do chores such as appointing Supreme Court justices, needs to be explored and documented is headed back to the highest court in the land.

According to the Supreme Court's own website, there is scheduled to be a conference Jan. 7, 2011, on a case submitted by Orly Taitz.

This particular case has had a long proceeding; it began as a challenge to the legality of the military orders under Obama, whose eligibility to hold the office of president never has been documented to date. While that officer, Capt. Connie Rhodes, ultimately followed her orders, the attorney was fined $20,000 in the case, and it continued its path through the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and now is pending in Washington.

Whether it will fall by the wayside as have other cases on the same issue that have been submitted to the court remains to be seen. But even if this case falls, it doesn't appear the issue itself will fade.

Read the full report on Obama's eligibility yourself.


* More than a year ago, polls revealed that a bare half of the people in the United States even knew there was an issue over Obama's eligibility but recent polls have indicated up to 58 percent of Americans now have doubts over that issue.

* Fining attorneys, even jailing defendants, as happened in this week's high-profile case against Lt. Col. Terry Lakin at Ft. Meade, Md., hasn't caused the issue to disappear.

* A billboard campaign that simply asks "Where's the Birth Certificate" has appeared in many dozens of locations, and one billboard company that a year ago concluded it was more or less a settled issue now has asked to be allowed to participate in the campaign.

* Various officials have "verified" Obama's eligibility but have declined to document their statements.

* Extensive examinations of the available record suggest Obama likely is, in fact, ineligible.

* There remains a multitude of lawsuits still making their way toward Supreme Court review:

* In Congress, a pending proposal would require all candidates for the office of president to document their eligibility under the Constitution's requirement that they be a "natural born citizen."

* Similar plans are moving even more quickly at the state legislature level.

* And there even are predictions that Congress will take up the dispute.

Retired Cmdr. Charles Kerchner, whose legal challenge to Obama's eligibility recently was turned back by the Supreme Court on a vote that included two members of the bench appointed by Obama and therefore holding an apparent conflict of interest, said the problems will just get bigger the longer the issue remains unresolved.

"The Obama eligibility matter should have been fully and thoroughly addressed and openly investigated by the investigative reporters in the major media and political parties early in the spring of 2008 during the primaries to get all of Obama's documents released to the public as part of the vetting process. It wasn't done," he said.

"Congress should have addressed when asked by 100s of thousands of constituent letters and petitions sent to them and when constitutionally it was required to [do] so under the 20th Amendment. It didn't," he continued. "Everyone in our system of government chose ignoring the problem and appeasement over confrontation and punted the ball to someone else.

Orly Tait

"Now it is far worse. The Supreme Court has chosen appeasement and inaction over action and dealing with the issue and questions openly in a court of law under the rules of evidence and law," he said.

That decision not to address the uncertainty of Obama's background now, "will only delay the inevitable and fester and grow and in the end be a far worse situation to deal with when the real nature of the tyrant reveals himself in a much bolder way and attempts to take away all our protections to our unalienable rights and liberty," he said.

Taitz, who was among those who brought concerns to the Supreme Court at the time of the election on an emergency basis – all of which were refused by the Supremes, told WND that she's convinced ultimately the Supreme Court will review Obama.

"I don't believe they can continue avoiding this issue," she said. "They have to show integrity, have to show that the Constitution of the United States matters."

She said also the case has been getting "ripe," or coalescing into a specific dispute. There now are disagreements among court rulings, she said. She cited a California court ruling that there could be a door for the courts to determine the issue but only after Congress has acted, even though another judge ruled the matter should have been brought to the courts before the election.

Further, one judge has ruled that the military should resolve the question over Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief while the result from the recent Lakin court martial was that Judge Denise Lind refused even to allow his defense arguments, evidence and witnesses in her courtroom, essentially withholding related due process and discovery procedures.

Taitz said one of the largest issues that remains a roadblock to the case being resolved is that Obama's two appointees to the Supreme Court apparently are participating in cases in which they have an interest.

"In my opinion they [Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor, both appointed to the bench by Obama] should recuse themselves," she said. "However until now they have refused to recuse themselves in such cases."

Taitz said the conflict is clear: they were appointed by a president who may not have had the authority to appoint them, therefore their own positions would be in jeopardy.

Kerchner brought forward the same concerns.

"The two justices appointed by Obama who in my opinion had a direct financial conflict of interest (their very jobs and appointments to the court) in the outcome of this petition and they did not recuse themselves even though they should have!" he wrote.

"Their recusal was called for in our petition on page 36 with the relevant U.S. Code cited. The two justices and the court ignored that. … I suspect the water cooler buzz at SCOTUS was that 3 justices were leaning for granting certiorari. So it looks like Sotomayor and Kagan ignored ethical considerations and stayed in the review of the petition to be sure it got killed, i.e., to be in that room to argue against certiorari, and to require 4 votes instead of 3."

Taitz v. MacDonald, the case now pending before the Supremes, originally was brought on behalf of Rhodes, an Army flight surgeon questioning the validity of deployment orders issued under Obama's signature. The case argues that Obama has not proven that he is a "natural-born citizen" of the United States, which Article 2 of the Constitution requires any president to be.

A "natural born citizen" was considered at the time the Constitution was adopted as an individual whose parents are both American citizens. Obama's father was a British subject when Obama was born in 1961.

But Taitz vs. MacDonald goes beyond Obama's legitimacy to raise the possibility of Social Security fraud.

"Legitimacy is a theoretical question," Taitz told WND earlier. "This case also presents evidence of criminal actions by Obama, showing he needs to be both removed from office and prosecuted."

Taitz said the case provides evidence generated by professional investigators showing that the Social Security number currently used by Obama is fraudulent.

"It cannot have been legally obtained," said Taitz.

Her brief asserts that Obama's Social Security number was first issued to a Connecticut resident born in 1890.

"This is evidence of fraud," Taitz said.

More legal documents related to Taitz v. MacDonald can be found on Taitz' website.

According to Taitz, the likelihood that the Supreme Court will rule on the merits of Taitz v. MacDonald is increased because she personally has legal standing to bring the case. Taitz was fined $20,000 by Judge Clay D. Land in connection with the case, and she's appealing the fine, which she contends violated her civil rights.

WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama's American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.

Other challenges have focused on Obama's citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.

Several of the cases have involved emergency appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court in which justices have declined even to hear arguments. Among the cases turned down without a hearing at the high court have been petitions by Philip Berg, Cort Wrotnowski, Leo Donofrio and Taitz.

Complicating the situation is Obama's decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions.

One other prominent case in which a judge threatened sanctions against an attorney involved attorney John Hemenway. He brought a challenge on behalf of retired military officer Gregory S. Hollister.

The Hollister case ultimately was dismissed by Judge James Robertson, who notably ruled during the 2008 election campaign that the federal legal dispute had been "twittered" and, therefore, resolved.

Robertson sarcastically wrote: "The plaintiff says that he is a retired Air Force colonel who continues to owe fealty to his commander in chief (because he might possibly be recalled to duty) and who is tortured by uncertainty as to whether he would have to obey orders from Barack Obama because it has not been proven – to the colonel's satisfaction – that Mr. Obama is a native-born American citizen, qualified under the Constitution to be president.

"The issue of the president's citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered and otherwise massaged by America's vigilant citizenry during Mr. Obama's two-year campaign for the presidency, but this plaintiff wants it resolved by a court," Robertson wrote.

Then the judge suggested sanctions against Hemenway for bringing the case. Hemenway responded that the process then would provide him with a right to a discovery hearing to see documentation regarding the judge's statements – not supported by any evidence introduced into the case – that Obama was properly "vetted."

Hemenway warned at the time, "If the court persists in pressing Rule 11 procedures against Hemenway, then Hemenway should be allowed all of the discovery pertinent to the procedures as court precedents have permitted in the past.

"The court has referred to a number of facts outside of the record of this particular case and, therefore, the undersigned is particularly entitled to a hearing to get the truth of those matters into the record. This may require the court to authorize some discovery," Hemenway said.

The court ultimately backed off its threat of sanctions.

This case also remains in the court system heading for the Supreme Court.

Why and for what end? North American Union: Why the U.S. coverup? Memory hole? Obama administration replaces content of official website

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Operating much like a "memory hole" in George Orwell's classic novel "1984," the Obama administration has replaced the content of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America website, providing additional evidence the White House intends to implement the SPP agenda by executive action, below the radar of public opinion and outside the framework of congressional approval.

The SPP website, under the title "Commerce Connect," now reflects totally different content, announcing its purpose as "a one-stop shop for information, counseling and government services that can help U.S. businesses around the country transform themselves into globally competitive enterprises."

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WND reported in September 2009 that the Obama administration has "rebranded" and "refocused" the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, or SPP, to advance the Bush administration's agenda of North American integration under the rubric of the "North American Leaders Summit," a less controversial banner, according to confidential sources in the U.S. Department of Commerce and State Department who agreed to speak with WND only if their comments were kept off the record.

Beginning in September 2009, the SPP website included a disclaimer that read: "This website is an archive for SPP documents and will not be updated."

Still, even in September 2009, the SPP website maintained the appearance it had when it was launched April 15, 2005, and it continued to carry an extensive set of documents that since have been scrubbed from the Internet, including Web pages describing the SPP's "prosperity agenda," its "security agenda," and a comprehensive list of SPP working groups.

Currently, clicking the URLs for these SPP documents produces a Commerce Connect page that says, "404 Page Not Found. The page you are looking for is currently unable to view."

For example, here is the current result when the URL that previously contained the SPP prosperity agenda is searched today:

The White House's handling of the SPP agenda sharply contrasts with Canada, where the SPP website retains its original character, openly proclaiming North American community objectives, much like the U.S. website did prior to September 2009.

The Canadian government website today continues to archive the security agenda, the prosperity agenda, trilateral meeting summaries going back to 2007 and key SPP reports and documents – all content that has been scrubbed from current U.S. government websites.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Who is Jonathan Kay? Why should you know?

By Joseph Farah
World net daily

Did you know you could earn a decent living and win accolades from peers in the media by pretending to be a "conservative" who loves trashing conservatives and defending socialists?

That is who Jonathan Kay is – in addition to being managing editor of the opinion pages of Canada's National Post.

When Kay set his sights on me last May in a piece called "Cult of the False Prophet," I didn't even respond. Who would care enough to read what would have to be a lengthy column pointing out numerous falsehoods, ad hominem attacks, mischaracterizations and religious bigotry he displayed in the piece? After all, who was Jonathan Kay?

But now, I suspect, Kay has crossed a bridge too far – at least for his fairy tale about being a "conservative" to have any traction, at least on this side of the border.

Not content to go after those asking legitimate questions about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama – and doing some darned good reporting on those questions, I might add – Kay has taken to attacking American conservative icon Glenn Beck and defending the meddling globalist billionaire George Soros. (Watch this guy wind up working for Media Matters or Huffington Puffington Post, one of these days, when Toronto tires of his politically correct "gay" obsession and the "conspiracies" he finds under every bed.)

Last month Beck did an admirable job recounting George Soros' history and illustrating what a force he has been in undermining the precepts and institutions that have made America exceptional in the world.

Kay doesn't actually counter a single accusation Beck made in his thorough and well-researched profile of Soros. Instead, he attacks the messenger by all but accusing him of anti-Semitism.

The December issue of Whistleblower shines a thousand-watt spotlight on the "dark lord" of the left – billionaire investor George Soros

"According to Beck's conspiracist (Kay's favorite word) narrative, there seems to be no sin that cannot be laid at Soros' feet – even "the crimes of the Nazis," writes Kay. "Soros is Jewish. When the Nazis occupied his native Hungary, Soros, like some other Jewish children, was recruited to help deliver deportation notices to Jewish families. Out of this fact has grown a mythology that paints Soros (who was 14 at the time) as a full-blown Nazi collaborator. Beck wallowed in this material during his Fox broadcast."

Beck did no such thing. He didn't wallow in this material. In fact, he simply recounted Soros' own description of this period in his young life – pointing out that he "enjoyed" working for the Nazis and victimizing his fellow Jews.

Kay continues in his smear of Beck: "Of course, lots of people casually throw around Nazi references these days. The anti-war left likened Bush to Hitler during the Iraq war, and the tea-party movement returned the favor with Obama. Yet there is something especially unsettling about Beck's smear on Soros. Despite Beck's upbeat, high-energy, everyman schtick, his case against Soros unwittingly taps into some very dark ideological currents. The idea that a secret cabal of all-powerful financiers and 'puppet masters' is deliberately seeking to crash the world's economies and thereby create a 'one-world government' has been kicking around right-wing conspiracist (there's that word, again) circles since the publication of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion – in which the fictional Jewish 'Elders' are shown as plotting to render 'all the goy States to bankruptcy,' and to create a 'Super-Government Administration.' This helps explain why the Anti-Defamation League described Beck's rants against Soros as 'offensive' and 'horrific.'"

Here Kay marches right up to the point of labeling Beck an anti-Semite and then cowardly backs down with this slam: "Yet no one can say Beck is anti-Semitic (not even the ADL makes that claim). The man is too ignorant to understand the historical origins of his conspiracist (there's that word, again) mythology."

Now, I've made no secret of the fact that I have bones to pick with Glenn Beck. But I'd pay to see Jonathan Kay match wits with him. My guess is he wouldn't have the courage to make these charges to his face. And my second guess is that Beck would eat his lunch.

But I think it's about time someone blew the whistle on this phony – even if he is just a second-rate columnist pretending to be something he's not and who has been shamelessly promoting a book he has written for a year before its publication date.

Opps - Really we missed this one- U.S. flight crew held by foreign authorities for 'insulting' Chavez

By Aaron Klein
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

ITAR-TASS: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. OCTOBER 15, 2010. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez attends the opening ceremony of the foundation stone for the monument to Simon Bolivar. (Photo ITAR-TASS/ Vladimir Astapkovich) Photo via Newscom

The Venezuelan government once detained an American Airlines pilot and crew on suspicion that one of the crew members "insulted" Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez by calling him crazy, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable posted today by WikiLeaks and reviewed by WND.

The cable revealed that on Sept. 30, 2008, the U.S. embassy in Caracas received word the American Airlines crew had been detained, apparently after a friend of a Venezuelan politician believed he heard a crew member insult Chavez.

As of 2006, it became a crime in Venezuela to insult the country's president.

The cable related that a passenger who had been on American Airlines flight 903 to Caracas claimed he overheard a crew member announce the current local time as "loco Chavez time."

"Loco "in Spanish means "crazy."

The cable explained the crew member, who was informing passengers of the local time, may have been misheard stating "local" Chavez time. In December 2007, Venezuela created its own time zone, moving the clock back half an hour on a permanent basis.

"The crew member was likely trying to remind passengers of this and to suggest they turn their watches back 30 minutes," stated the cable.

Passenger Nestor Maldonado, however, a friend of Venezuelan National Assemblyman Carlos Echezuria Rodriguez, called the assemblyman to report he heard a crew member refer to Chavez as "loco."

Rodriguez called all the way up the political chain to Venezuelan Vice President Carrizales to report the incident. Carruzales then called the president of the country's civil aviation authority, who went to the airport and turned over the investigation to the Venezuelan Immigration Authority, which may have distorted what happened.

The U.S. embassy in Caracas says it later obtained a report from Venezuelan immigration officials that claimed the crew announcement had instead been, "the hour of the crazy Chavez and his women".

According to American Airlines Country Manager Omar Nottaro, Rodriguez demanded to hear the on-board recordings of in-flight announcements and wanted each crew member to give a statement about the incident.

Nottaro was able to diffuse the situation by promising to put the crew back on the empty airplane as soon as it was refueled and get the captain and crew out of the country immediately, stated the cable.

According to the embassy cable, Nottaro apologized in person to Venezuelan governmental officials and committed to writing several letters of apology on October 1.

Venezuelan authorities accepted Nottaro's offer, and the crew left Venezuela hours later.

The leaked cable explains, "American made the decision to turn the plane around even though it meant canceling AA flight [903] out of Caracas the morning of Oct. 1, at considerable cost to the airline."

Did you really think they would let Mark Madoff live.. You cant' fight fate!

This is what is called a professional mercy killing. Leave the family alone and take out the target neat and clean....Amazing on the two year anniversary of his dad's arrests he decides to end it all.. No note,no good by to wife and child ??? REALLY!* Oh that's right he and his brother turned dear old dad in and nobody at the office knew anything about the family secret!


His 2-year-old son Nicholas was sleeping in a nearby bedroom and was unharmed, as was Grouper, their labradoodle.

It was Mark and younger brother Andrew who first heard their dad’s astonishing confession — and dropped a dime to the feds on one of the biggest investment fraud schemes in history.

"No one wants to hear the truth," the despondent 46-year-old scion wrote his lawyer in one of three wrenching emails dispatched around 4 a.m., a law enforcement source told The Post.

"Take care of my family."

In two messages sent to wife Stephanie he said, "I love you" — and then alerted her to "send someone to take care of Nick," the source said.

A freaked out Stephanie — at Disney World in Orlando with her mom and 4-year-old daughter, Audrey, at the time of the suicide — then dispatched her father, high-powered lawyer Martin London, to the apartment in the swank building that’s home to rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

London made the grisly discovery and called 911, said police sources.

No note was found with Madoff’s body; he was clad in khaki pants, blue pullover shirt and white socks, sources said.

The eldest son of Bernie, Mark was "upset" over the two-year anniversary media coverage of his father’s massive fraud and subsequent arrest on Dec. 11, 2008, the source said, noting a front-page story of the scheme and its aftermath in today’s Wall Street Journal.

The source said London had told cops Madoff had gotten a heads-up the article was going to run. The story was posted on-line by midnight.

But London also told cops his son-in-law had already been disturbed about events in the case — though never, he thought, to the point of suicide, the law enforcement source said.

Cops are trying to get a subpoena for Madoff’s computer and check its contents, including his e-mails, other sources said.

"It’s a terrible and unnecessary tragedy," said Mark Madoff lawyer Martin Flumenbaum.

"Mark was an innocent victim of his father’s monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo."

The stunning twist in the Madoff saga came two years to the day after Bernie Madoff was arrested for running a pyramid scheme that bilked some $65 billion from gullible investors all over the world.