John R. Houk
© August 28, 2014
Who is the black-hooded and robed Islamic terrorist with a British accent that decapitated James Foley?
As is typical Obama greeted Americans with hallow words to Foley’s beheading telling us that ISIL (I like ISIS better) is a cancer but failing to tell we Americans on how justice will be served to the Foley murderer or to ISIS.
Relatively soon it was discovered the grisly murder was perpetrated by a British citizen that joined the ISIS army to establish a global Caliphate, the British Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his vacation to chat with his advisors on the Foley murder. Hmm … What did President Barack Hussein Obama do at the public discovery of the beheading? O yeah, BHO told Americans of the already known evils of ISIS while Foley’s parents were doing a Press Conference on the son’s murder AND THEN the Prez darted back to his golf course to play 18 rounds of golf in continuation of his vacation.
If you peruse the Internet to find info on the heinous murderer of Foley you will notice the primary source for that information is the British news media. Even the American news media seems to be primarily sourcing the British. There sure is the appearance of the Brits wanting to catch their Muslim British citizen more than America desires justice for the heinous murder of an American citizen.
From what I have read to date the knife decapitating murderer of has been tagged with the name of Jihadi John. The thing is instead of one Jihadi John the Brits seemed to think there are several Muslim Brits that could be Jihadi John. And there some theories out there that more than one person participated in the beheading incident. Something like a right-handed Jihadi John pronounced his ISIS indictment against the USA and another left-handed Jihadi John actually used the knife to slice away James Foley’s head from his body.
It seems the chief Jihadi John suspect is a London raised son of a terrorist whose name is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary. Apparently Bary achieved some modest notoriety as a British rapper prior to joining the ISIS Caliphate movement of converting or deathly butchering of non-Muslims under their control.
Though the MI5 and MI6 agencies are not releasing the man’s name, reports say Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary — also known as “Lyricist Jinn” or “L Jinny” — is the main suspect. According to USA Today, he was identified via voice comparisons, and Abdel Bary’s music career left them plenty of samples to consider. USA Today reports that U.S. intelligence has not yet been able to confirm the results.
Abdel Bary’s father, Adel Abdel Bari, is believed to have been an associate of Osama bin Laden’s and was allegedly involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. He was extradited to the U.S. in 2012.
The younger Bary’s music seems to chart his path to radicalization: (James Foley Killer ‘Jihadi John’ Believed to Be Former London Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary; By Katie Zavadski; NY Magazine; 8/25/14 6:35 p.m.)
The others the Brits are looking at are:
The … suspect is 30-year-old Aine Davis.
Officials said he once worked as a drug dealer in the United Kingdom before he converted to Islam and joined the fighters in Syria. (British investigators narrow down list of terrorists suspected in James Foley killing; By MEG WAGNER; NY Daily News; 8/23/14 10:55 AM)
Born and brought up in Hammersmith, west London, Davis was a drug dealer and gang member who converted to Islam and was further radicalised during a spell in prison.
Earlier this month his wife, Amal El-Wahhabi, was convicted of funding terrorism after she persuaded a friend to fly to Istanbul with £16,000 in her underwear intended for Davis who is thought to be in Syria. When police searched his London home they found speeches by hate preachers Abu Hamza and Anwar al-Awlaki on his iPod. (‘British’ jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John; By Gordon Rayner, and Martin Evans; The Telegraph; 8/20/14 10:04PM BST)
His brother Razul, 21, also travelled to Syria and is believed to be fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the terrorist group that murdered Mr Foley.
Razul Islam is understood to be on a list of suspected British Jihadists whom the security services are comparing with the footage of Mr Foley’s killer, a British man known as “John” described as the leader of a British cell of jihadists known as “The Beatles”. (Net closes on ‘Jihadi John’ as London pair probed; By Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans, Nicola Harley and Claire Duffin; The Telegraph; 8/21/14 10:00 PM BST)
Now it is reported that Shajul’s younger brother Razul is also involved, and is on the Government’s watch-list of British Citizens presently fighting with terrorist group ISIS. (NHS DOCTOR WITH FAMILY JIHAD TIES SOUGHT IN ‘BLACK BEATLE’ BEHEADING SEARCH; By OLIVER LANE; Breitbart; 8/23/14)
Dr Shajul Islam
The 21-year-old’s older brother, 28-year-old Shajul Islam, was previously accused of kidnapping Western journalist in Syria. Investigators are grilling Shajul Islam about anything he might know about Foley’s execution. (British investigators narrow down list of terrorists suspected in James Foley killing; By MEG WAGNER; NY Daily News; 8/23/14 10:55 AM)
The government believes the suspended Accident and Emergency (A&E) doctor may have met Jihadi John, the ‘Black Beatle’, while in Syria in 2012 and can assist in enquiries.
Dr Shajul Islam, 23, was interred at Belmarsh High Security Prison for a year after he was arrested and charged for the kidnap of British journalist John Cantlie and a dutch photographer. Cantlie claimed after he was shot trying to escape from jihadist captivity in Syria he was treated by a British fighter who said he was an NHS doctor. For reasons unknown Cantile was not able to give evidence at the trial, which subsequently collapsed.
Shajul appears to have strong family connections to Islamic terrorism. His elder brother Najul was charged in the same 2012 trial over the kidnap and shooting of John Cantile, suggesting they had been in Syria together during the tumultuous early days of the insurrection there. Najul was alleged to have engaged in acts of terrorism in 2012, and of having paid for his brothers (sic) travel to Syria and equipment including night-vision goggles and rifle optics. (NHS DOCTOR WITH FAMILY JIHAD TIES SOUGHT IN ‘BLACK BEATLE’ BEHEADING SEARCH; By OLIVER LANE; Breitbart; 8/23/14)
Abu Hussain al-Britani and Abu Abduallah al-Britani
The Sunday Mirror, citing British intelligence sources, identified two other suspects as 20-year-old Abu Hussain al-Britani, originally from Birmingham, and 23-year-old Abu Abduallah al-Britani (no known relation), originally from the county of Hampshire on England’s south coast.
The Mail on Sunday reported that the three men known as “John,” “George,” and “Ringo” had formed a special kidnapping gang that may have targeted Westerners like Foley. The paper reported that the hostages regarded the group as particularly vicious jailers, who routinely beat their prisoners and tortured them with Tasers. At one point, the paper reported, the “Beatles” were actually prohibited from guarding the hostages due to the level of violence they inflicted.
According to The Mail on Sunday, the “Beatles” also boasted that they had made millions of dollars from ransoms paid by European countries, enough to “retire to Kuwait or Qatar,” as one hostage told the paper. (US, UK eye rapper as British-born militant who beheaded journalist James Foley; By FoxNews.com, Jennifer Griffin and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report; 8/24/14)
I found some more specific info on the ISIS Beatles from the International Business Times (India) of all places. Nonetheless they source their article as the Daily Mail. IBT lists four ISIS Beatles corresponding to Rock Classic Brit Band the Beatles:
Recognised among their Western captives as ‘John’, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old London rapper, has been identified as prime suspect. He left his million-dollar home last year to fight for the hardliner group and once posted a picture of himself holding a severed head, the New York Daily News has noted.
He is one of six children of Abdel Abdul Bary, an Egyptian militant, who is currently facing terrorism charges in connection with Al Qaeda’s twin 1998 at the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224, reports suggest.
According to the Mail, Geroge (sic) was in fact, the ringleader of the gang and spends much of his time reciting chunks from the Koran and promoting ISIS’s extremist views of Islam at public events. Many of the hostages were of the view that he wasn’t as smart as ‘John’, the British daily noted citing various interviews with the captives’ family members.
Though it is not clear what exactly George’s real name is, it has been speculated that he could be 23-year-old Abu Abduallah al-Britani, originally from the county of Hampshire on England’s south coast, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Having fled the UK for Syria earlier this year, he was recently cited as saying that Allah makes beheading victims “easy”. Speaking a day after the sickening video of James Foley’s execution appeared, he was quoted by Mirror as saying he had no fears about carrying out similar atrocities in Syria. He was speaking via a messaging app and responding to an investigative journalist who posed as someone wanting to joining ISIS.
Ringo was also among the four-member special kidnapping squad within the group, who was frequently seen by the captives unlike ‘Paul’ who appeared in their cells the least, the captives were cited as saying by the Mail. “He seems to have been just a guard, not there all the time,” one ‘key figure’ was quoted as saying.
A new member of the Beatles group to be named by media, Paul could be one member investigated as a possible suspect. But no more details about the man have been cited by Mail on its investigative piece.
Also it is not clear what Ringo’s or Paul’s real names are, but a third person – who could be either ‘Ringo’ or ‘Paul’ – has been identified by various newspapers as 20-year-old Abu Hussain al-Britani, who is originally from Birmingham. (Bold Text Blog Editor’s – James Foley Beheading: Who Among the ‘Beatles’ – John, Paul, George and Ringo – is the Killer? By Gopi Chandra Kharel; IBT; 8/25/14 13:39 IST)
The IBT gives specific names but appears to connect the identities of Ringo and Paul by pulling a guess out of a hat. The news articles that talk about the two fellas that end with al-Britani are probably pseudonyms which may or may not be the two Brits identified as Aine Davis and Razul Islam.
At any rate the Brits seem to have a better handle on finding the slayer or slayers Jihadi John than does the Obama Administration. Perhaps has ordered a behind the scenes action by whatever military specialized force that could be used so yet another scandal demonstrating Obama’s incompetence in Foreign Affairs is not exposed to American voters. After all that is how he was reelected in November 2012, i.e. by lying about the Benghazi attack.
So GO GET’EM BRITISH SAS!
Sajid Ishaq – Interfaith Christmas Dinner 2013
Shamim is reporting on a remarkable solution to educate the Christian poor that treated like the scum of the earth by Pakistan’s Muslim majority. The central point of any success is the ability local Christian leadership (Clergy and Laity) unite to engage in this idea that Shamim reports is proposed by Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) Chairman Sajid Ishaq (Link with info but might be dated).
Sixteen Years; Way to Prosperity
By Shamim Masih
Sent: 8/25/2014 9:13 PM
ISLAMABAD: Christians had the largest education and health system in Pakistan at the time of partition until the civil dictator Z. A. Bhutto nationalized their institutions. Now you can see the incredulous hypocrisy of Pakistan’s school system especially as it affects religious minorities and worse, the girls of these minorities. This segment of our society remains uneducated and indulged in household jobs. They are being sexually harassed and then being forced to convert to Islam. Girls from the minority go to public school and face discrimination. Minority students are not only forced to study Islamic studies but forced to do manual jobs like cleaning in the school while other students remain in the class rooms. Iffat Nasim, headmistress of the Government Khadija Girls High School in Rawalpindi, is reportedly involved in extra-educational activities by indulging the Christian students in cleaning/washing classrooms, toilets, verandas/corridors for hours and preparing burgers/buns for Muslim students for earning money for her. Despite the intentions of the Pakistani government, the educational system has failed to eradicate illiteracy in the post-independence era. It has also failed to train an adequate number of professionals to meet the needs of the country in different fields, which has been a major hindrance to the nation’s economic development. The above mentioned is one example as there is series of this type of characters.
But still Christian’s missionary institutions have a large network in the country and they can serve better to the nations. Sajid Ishaq, chairman Pakistan Interfaith League (PIL) is eager to educate the youth of the Pakistani Christians. Talking about the recent situation in the country and future of the Pakistani minorities, he said education is the key to save future of the Christian’s youth. The Chairman [of the] PIL shared his plan to educate the Christian youth and said that this is evident in the cities established by the British, such as the port city of Karachi where majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Pakistan’s largest church, stands, and the churches in the cities of Peshawar, Lahore and Rawalpindi where the British established a major military cantonment. European and wealthy native Christians established colleges, churches, hospitals and schools in cities like Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar.
He [Sajid Ishaq] said that since Christian students are being ignored and remain uneducated and thus they cannot enter into the main stream. He requested the church administrations of the country, if they [could] allow him to use their premises in the evening to educate the Christian youth throughout the country. He further claimed that he has collected the drop-out data and has planned to teach them in the evening classes. According to his plan, he can arrange the teaching classes for the poor Pakistani Christian students if the church administrations allow him to use the buildings of the schools, colleges in the evening. He said with the limited budget we can reach to the unreached children of the Pakistani Christians. And thus after sixteen years, we will have a new educated lot of the Christian youth.
Despite the fact of the differences between us, we need to focus to address the severe conditions of the Pakistani Christians. Since Christians are being persecuted under severe conditions, all the prominent Christian leadership should stand shoulder-to-shoulder with each other. Each and every person in charge or claim to be; should take the responsibility to teach at least Christian students for a better future generation. Educational institutions with a religious background should take interest and focus on the deserving students.
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Steve Daines vs. Amanda Curtis
Failed Dem Policies of Obama or Future Prosperity of a Conservative?
John R. Houk
© August 26, 2014
The Big Sky State of Montana has been a mixed bag in the U.S.’s political spectrum. Since 2012 Montana voted Republican for President, has a Democrat Governor, two Dem Party Senators and since 2012 Montana’s lone Representative in U.S. House of Representatives is Steve Daines a Republican.
Dem Senator John Walsh has been exposed as a plagiarist which became scandalous enough that he opted out of a Senate reelection campaign in 2014. Which makes him a has-been.
Guess who became the GOP choice to face Walsh in 2014? Yup, Rep. Steve Daines Montana’s only House member in the U.S. Congress. The Montana Dems have selected State Senator (Montana State Congress) to face Steve Daines in the 2014 election cycle.
Daines is so Conservative that the Dems aren’t campaigning against what he votes, but rather the Dems are doing what they doo-doo best. Which is to say the Dem strategy is an absolute negative campaign of character smears much like something you might read from the Montana Leftist blog called Intelligent Discontent:
The title is fairly self-explanatory but if you are a Leftie you might enjoy how Don Pogreba explains deceitfully votes Conservative with committing to that vote in his home Montana State. Typically the Dems are counting on the Montana voters being duped while calling them stupid for not realizing a Conservative will vote Conservative in House voting roll calls.
A Helena Independent Record (IR) posted this about Steve Daines on March 24 of this year:
Montana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Daines — a Republican running this year for the U.S. Senate — has fashioned a very conservative voting record in his first 15 months on the job, independent analyses show.
He opposed Democratic President Barack Obama 87 percent of the time during 2013, according to Congressional Quarterly, a nonpartisan publication that covers Congress.
In addition, a 30-year-old rating system devised by two prominent political scientists casts Daines as the most conservative House member in Montana history.
The Montana Democratic Party, which is working to defeat Daines in this year’s election, also has called Daines “reckless” and extreme, pointing primarily to his 2013 support for House Republican budget proposals and his opposition to two key bipartisan budget deals in 2013 and early this year.
Daines, in an interview last week, said he prefers to describe his voting record as … YOU CAN READ THE REST (Daines’ voting record: Pragmatic or very conservative? By Mike Dennison; IR; 3/24/14 6:00 am)
What a surprising description of the Conservative GOP Haines, right? God bless him for voting against Obama 87% of the time and God bless him for being the most Conservative Representative in Montana history.
In contrast the candidate the Dems chose to replace plagiarist Senator Walsh on the 2014 ballot is State Senator Amanda Curtis (D – Dist. 76). Walsh is so Left Wing that you can tell she sees herself in the mold of the Socialist-in-Chief President Barack Hussein Obama. Curtis is using the same kind of rhetoric that Obama used in 2008 to first fool American voters. Here’s a 2008 flashback on Obama:
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Barack’s comments that are generating all of the controversy: “You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Obama said. “And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” (Bold Text Mine)
TeaParty.org put together a short montage of Amanda Curtis vlog videos wearing her Leftist rhetoric on her head like tinfoil to block out the failed policies of Obama’s Left Wing Administration:
VIDEO: Meet Amanda Curtis
Posted by MontanaRepublicans
Published: Aug 16, 2014
Just like her political hero Obama she mocks guns, religion and the traditional family base and acts like opposing Socialistic concepts is the epitome of an American moron.
So Montana voters do you want to stick with the guy who voted 87% of the time against the failed Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama while a House member or do you want to a Left Winger into the Senate to perpetuate those failed Obama policies for six years as a Senator? The choice will be yours on that first Tuesday in November 2014.
The TeaParty.org article is actually a reprint of a Breitbart.com article. Since I found the article via a TeaParty.org email I am going to cross post from that website. I am going to omit the video since I actually posted that above.
VIDEO: Democrat Sen. Candidate Mocks Gun Owners, Christianity, the Bible, and the Family
August 23, 2014 11:12 am
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(Breitbart) – Montana State Senator Amanda Curtis (D-76 Dist.) is running for U.S. Senate and will no doubt be trying to run away from her past statements mocking guns, Christianity, the Bible, and the family.
She just stepped into the race in place of John Walsh, the Democrat candidate who had to step down amid a plagiarism scandal.
On August 22 the Tea Party Express posted a compilation of Curtis’s statements that include laughing at gun owners who stress the importance of having a gun for self-defense. She does this by telling stories about walking home “in the dark, through parking lots and everything,” without a gun. She looks into the camera, feigning surprise, and says, “I’m glad I made it.”
She then references someone who brought up “the God almighty, and natural law, and the Bible, and biblical this and biblical that, and Christianity and fundamental Christianity.” After saying these things she looks into the camera and grimaces, like the mention of these things caused her pain.
She then makes fun of a fellow legislator who said “the most basic form of government in Montana is the family.” She grimaced again and said, “Really?”
Of course, her mockery of the family is also another mockery of Christianity, which puts forth the family as the first authority children learn to obey.
Montana Who are YOU Voting for in the U.S. Senate?
John R. Houk
© August 26, 2014
VIDEO: Democrat Sen. Candidate Mocks Gun Owners, Christianity, the Bible, and the Family
The Tea Party is a grassroots movement that calls awareness to any issue which challenges the security, sovereignty, or domestic tranquility of our beloved nation, the United States of America. From our founding, the Tea Party represents the voice of the true owners of the United States: WE THE PEOPLE.
TeaParty.org was created on: September 2nd, 2004. Many claim to be the founders of this movement; however, it was the brave souls of the men and women in 1773, known today as the Boston Tea Party, who dared to defy the greatest military might on earth. We are the beneficiaries of their courage.
The Tea Party includes those who possess a strong belief in the foundational Judeo-Christian values embedded in our great founding documents. We believe the responsibility of our beloved nation is etched upon the hearts of true American Patriots from every race, religion, national origin, and walk of life sharing a common belief in the values which made and keep our beloved nation great. This belief led to the creation of the modern-day Tea Party.
Our millions of members consist of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and Independents who identify with the premises set forth by the U.S. Constitution and we are striking a chord and ringing true with the American Spirit.
We stand by the Constitution as inherently conservative. We serve as a beacon to the masses that have lost their way, a light illuminating the path to the original intentions of our Founding Fathers. We must raise a choir of voices declaring America must stand on the values which made us great. Only then … READ THE REST
You need to become aware just horrific the persecution is against Christians globally. Check out these links from the monthly Religious Freedom Report sponsored by the Acton Institute – Institute on Religion and Democracy.
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It happened this past June in Wuxi Village. According to the Associated Press, the government hired a crew to cut down the metal cross atop the Wuxi Christian Church in Zhejiang Province (just south of Shanghai on China’s east coast). The day after they sawed it down, a church member welded the cross back in place and was brought in for hours of questioning. A week later, down came the cross a second time only to be put back by another church member.
Why is the world silent while Christians are being slaughtered in the Middle East and Africa?
A group of 11 sick, disabled and elderly Iraqi Christians –including an 80-year-old woman with breast cancer — defied terrorists who ordered them to convert to Islam or be beheaded, saying they preferred death to giving up their faith.
The recently-elected Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) the Most Rev. Foley Beach has issued a call to prayer and action on behalf of persecuted Christians in the Middle East.
If You Don’t Stop Evil, Evil Spreads [Originally bad link – Found link at DetroitNews.com]
It reads like something from a history book or a class lecture about something decades and even centuries ago in a time period where we were less equipped to handle it. But it is happening right now, to our own people, in a time period where we have sophisticated military, high-tech equipment and the ability to get status updates in real time.
The new Egyptian government had pledged to rebuild the churches, but they may face too much public opposition actually to be able to do that. After all, the Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Egypt haven’t all vanished into thin air, and rebuilding the churches is just the kind of thing that could provoke them.
Indignation and outrage in the Christian community of Lahore (Pakistan) after the rape of a 12-year-old Christian girl.
Amnesty International said the victims, some just babies, were snatched from villages and face the prospect of being forced into marriage or sold as sex slaves.
Iraqi civilians are being subjected to “barbaric” sexual violence committed by Sunni Islamic State (IS) jihadist fighters, the U.N reports.
ISIS’ Islamic justice condemns women for the immorality of having their faces uncovered. Meanwhile they’re raping young boys.
“They took the women and the young girls. The men were killed with butcher’s knives,” one young woman told FRANCE 24.
Saeed Abedini, a pastor who holds American citizenship and has been captive in Iran for nearly two years, faces new dangers and death threats from fellow prisoners, say his family’s representatives.
Boko Haram—a Hausa phrase meaning “Western education is a sin”—is an Islamic terrorist group whose stated aim is the establishment, by force, of a strict, sharia-law theocracy in Nigeria.
We are Christians working to reaffirm the church’s biblical and historical teachings, strengthen and reform its role in public life, protect religious freedom, and renew democracy at home and abroad.
To lead the fight rallying Christians to champion biblical, historic Christianity and its role in democratic society, and to defeat revisionist challenges.
Christianity and Democracy
by Reverend Richard John Neuhaus
A Statement of the Institute on Religion and Democracy
Jesus Christ is Lord. That is the first and final assertion Christians make about all of reality, including politics. Believers now assert by faith what one day will be manifest to the sight of all: every earthly sovereignty is subordinate to the sovereignty of Jesus Christ.
The Church is the community of believers who bear witness to that claim. Because the Church is pledged to the Kingdom proclaimed by Jesus, it must maintain a critical distance from all the kingdoms of the world, whether actual or proposed. Christians betray their Lord if, in theory or practice, they equate the Kingdom of God with any political, social, or economic order of this passing time. At best, such orders permit the proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom and approximate, in small part, the freedom, peace and justice for which we hope. At worst, such orders attempt to suppress the good news of the Kingdom and oppress human beings who are the object of divine love and promise.
The First Political Task of the Church
The first political task of the Church is to be the Church. That is, Christians must proclaim and demonstrate the Gospel to all people, embracing them in a sustaining community of faith and discipline under the Lordship of Christ. In obedience to this biblical mandate, Christians have a special care for all who are in need, especially the poor, the oppressed, the despised and the marginal. The Church is called to be a community of diversity, including people of every race, nation, class, and political viewpoint. As a universal community, the Church witnesses to the limits of the national and ideological loyalties that divide mankind. Communal allegiance to Christ and his Kingdom is the indispensable check upon pretensions of the modern state. Because Christ is Lord, Caesar is not Lord. By humbling all secular claims to sovereignty, the Church makes its most important political contribution by being, fully and unapologetically, the Church.
While our first allegiance is to the community of faith and its mission in the world, Christians do not withdraws from participation in other communities. To the contrary, we are called to be leaven and light in movements of cultural, and economic change. History is the arena in which Christians exercise their discipleship. Because our hope is eternal and transcendent, Christians can participate in society without despair or delusion. We do not despair of the meaning of history, nor do we delude ourselves that our efforts are to be equated with establishing the Kingdom of God. The fulfillment of history’s travail is the promised Rule of God, not the establishment of our human programs and designs.
Towards an Open Church
God has given us no one pattern for the ordering of societies or of the world. For almost two millennia Christians have pursued their mission within a variety of social, political, and economic systems. Among Christians today, as in times past, there are significant disagreements about the most appropriate and effective ways to advance freedom, justice, and peace in the world. That Christians are to pursue these goals should be beyond dispute. Disagreements about how they are to be pursued need be neither surprising nor destructive. In making political decisions, we are all subject to error. Through prayer, we decide in the courage of our uncertainties. We strive to credit the intelligence and good intentions of those who decide differently. Especially within the believing community we must, in the words of Reinhold Niebuhr, avoid portraying our conflicts as a war between “the children of light and the children of darkness.” Our unity in Christ is greater than whatever may divide us.
Within our several churches, disagreement about the meaning of social justice should not merely be tolerated; it should be cherished. We are pledged to the goal that our churches be open churches. An open church engages sympathetically the diversity of Christian views both within and outside denominational structures. An open church welcomes dissent on contingent judgments about the right-ordering of society; this strengthens the search for truth and helps correct error. An open church makes decisions in the light of day, not in the shadowed corners of bureaucratic power. An open church has leaders eager to engage in the fullest consultation with all its members. An open church addresses social issues not so much to advance a particular position as to inform and empower people to make their own decisions responsibly. An open church understands that the Church speaks most effectively when the people who are the Church do the speaking, and leaders speak more believably when they speak with the informed consent of those whom they would lead.
Sometimes leaders can and should disagree with the views of the majority. To disagree, however, is not to disregard the views of others. Leadership in an open church is marked by … READ THE REST
Justin Smith explains why the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) matters to U.S. National Security as a terrorist State. Look at the title of “Defending the Cross” as a wake-up call to defend our Christian influenced Western Culture.
Defending the Cross
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 8/24/2014 3:14 AM
War has not just come to America with the beheading of the U.S. “journalist” James Foley and the Islamic State’s declaration of war on the United States. Our nation has been under attack by the agents of Islam and Sharia law long before Sheik Mohammed al-Hanooti conspired to bomb the World Trade Center in 1993; and, with the rise of the Islamic State and its messianic vision, regarding Christians, Jews and infidels deserving of death, a new wave of terror is soon to be launched on America’s home-front, unless the United States and the free world exterminates the Islamofascists of the Islamic State.
Obama’s ISIS “JV league” now controls one-third of Syria and one-third of Iraq, according to the ‘Long War Journal’, and the flag of Al Qaeda flies over Fallujah, flying in the face of Obama’s ideologically based conclusions that Al Qaeda is “decimated” and “the war on terror is over.” Far from over, it now seems apparent to the Obama administration that the real war is just beginning.
During the past decades, the U.S. has witnessed Islamic inspired terror plots, designed to kill hundreds and thousands, foiled by the Grace of God, luck and good investigative work and intelligence information. Najibullah Zazi hoped to detonate a Triacetone Triperoxide based explosive in the New York subway close to September 11, 2009 [Blog Editor: Washington Times and PI Bill Warner]; in April 2013, Ahmed Abassi, a chemical engineering graduate student at Laval University in Quebec, planned to murder upwards of 100,000 people, by contaminating the water supply of a major U.S. city. [Blog Editor: NY Times via Hydrablog Link]
Due to tight regulations regarding the sale and transfer of any explosive material in the U.S., Obama’s current open border policy is an extremely serious and critical U.S. national security breach. Border agents are finding items like ‘In Memory of Our Martyrs’, a book documenting suicide-bombings, which was found near Casa Grande, AZ in January 2012 [Blog Editor: Townhall.com Link]. And, two months later, Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen released a report quoting Abdullah al-Nafsi, a Muslim cleric, saying “… one man with the courage to carry a suitcase of anthrax through the tunnels from Mexico to the United States could kill 330,000 Americans in one hour.” [Blog Editor: Washington Times Link]
The 9/11 Commission Report has 59 references to terrorist activity in Arizona and references a classified CIA/FBI report titled ‘Arizona’s Long-Range Nexus for Islamic Extremists’ [Blog Editor: Perhaps a similar examination in the same time frame but Joint House-Senate report 12/2002. I could only find a redacted to next to nothing redacted version of the CIA/FBI report]. Cooperation between the Mexican drug cartels and the terror groups, like Hezbollah and Al Qaeda, has been fairly common knowledge for most of this decade. This is even more significant in light of 15 adult Bangladeshi men being apprehended by Border Agents on July 26, 2014, as they attempted to sneak across the border, in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas.
On August 22nd, ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) told Fox 25 TV in Oklahoma City: “We’re in one of the most dangerous positions we’ve ever been in as a nation. They’re crazy out there, and they’re rapidly developing a method to blow up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening.”
Currently ISIS, the Islamic State, commands 50,000 jihadists/”holy” warriors in Syria and 30,000 in Iraq. Of these numbers, according to the International Center for Radicalization at King’s College in London, among the Europeans, they found 700 French, 500 British, 100 Dutch, 300 Germans and 300 from various other countries.
Earlier in August, an ex-convict from North Carolina became the eighth American to be arrested before making a trip to Syria to wage their sacrilegious “holy” war. Seven of the eight are Islamic State supporters. So far, over 100 Americans have joined the fight in Syria.
Retired Navy Captain Chuck Nash told ‘WND’ [Blog Editor: WND Link] (Aug 20): “I think we’re in trouble … These people are traveling on American, British and other European passports, where they can very easily slip under the radar. We’re going to see the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Muslim terrorist … Hopefully we see that person before they complete their mission.
Former CIA Officer Bob Baer said, “I have been told with no uncertainty that there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country.” [Blog Editor: Here’s a Newsmax Link with the same quote]
Michael Gregory, a Reuters reporter, has had numerous conversations with Islamic State jihadists, who have repeatedly told him that their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is planning something. They suggested attacks would soon be waged by sleeper cells in both Europe and the United States. [Blog Editor: Counterjihad Report Link]
Baghdadi’s goals, of unifying the Levant under the Islamic State, the New Caliphate, and activating new terror strikes beyond the scope and magnitude of September 11, 2001, are certainly appearing somewhat possible, mainly due to the Islamic State’s control of captured oil fields. Now, as ISIS has expanded that control and created new smuggling routes, the market is raising $2 million a day, or $730 million annually. And this is enough to sustain Baghdadi’s operations beyond Iraq.
On August 21st, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated, “They (ISIL/ISIS) are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. [Blog Editor: The Economic Times Link] (note: A large percentage of ISIS was trained in Jordan by U.S. military _see ‘Blowback! …’ [Blog Editor: WND Link] by Aaron Klein 6/17/14).
Radical Islamists or Islamofascists, call them by any nomenclature, and one still cannot separate them from Islam, and neither can one separate Islam from the atrocities currently being committed. There are not any Christians, Buddhists or Jews anywhere in the ISIS organization.
After James Foley’s murder, Obama stated, “People like this (ISIS) ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy.”
Mollie Hemingway, editor at ‘The Federalist’ [Blog Editor: The Federalist Link], noted that what President Obama said “is literally Mickey Mouse philosophy. And I don’t mean that in a good way.”
Where is our President? Praising fictitious Islamic contributions to Our American Heritage? America cannot tolerate Obama’s foreign policy based on inaction, delays and half-measures, while the fires of global jihad burn.
In his most expansive remarks on the crisis, since the U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E Dempsey said (NY Times Aug 21): “This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days vision that will eventually have to be defeated. Can they be defeated without addressing that part of the organization that resides in Syria? The answer is no.” [Blog Editor: NY Times Link]
America is in a generational struggle against the sick, pathological and extreme ideology of Islam, and America must show no mercy for the merciless Islamic State, which seeks the “breaking of the American [Christian] cross” and the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy. We must unleash the full fury and might of the U.S. military on the Islamic State and annihilate these animals, who would end our U.S. Republic, democratic elections and religious freedom, leaving only Sharia law. And, we must fight to victory or condemn future generations to a perpetual state of war, or worse.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
All text and links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.
© Justin O. Smith
Officer Darren Wilson Receiving Commendation
John R. Houk
© August 24, 2014
It is becoming increasingly clear the racism that currently exists in Ferguson Missouri is not so much from White policemen but from a crime infested element of Ferguson’s Black community. Oh yeah, I think it is more politically correct to say ‘African-American,’ sorry about that pc police.
Anyway, the Lamestream Media went directly to the so-called eyewitnesses for an account because the local police was erring on the side of caution due to the racial volatility of which they were already aware. On the other hand the Ferguson Police has a crummy civil rights record. Other than the demise of Michael Brown a fairly recent incident involving an arrest of Henry Davis occurred. The problem: the Ferguson Police arrested the wrong Henry Davis. Here is a description of what happened to the wrong Henry Davis:
The short version: the police beat up Davis, concussing him and causing him to bleed. A lot. Although they had to admit he wasn’t the man named in the warrant — the only reason he was picked up in the first place — he was criminally charged for . . . wait for it . . . getting blood on their uniforms. You ought to read Daly’s piece to get the full flavor of the case. (A Little Ferguson History; By Michael Lumer; Fourth and Fourteenth; 8/16/14)
And the perspective local justice corruption gets worse in the case of Henry Davis:
A quick check on Pacer reveals that Davis filed a civil lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in August 2010. During the case, according to Daly, the officers, who deny the excessive force, actually denied that they were bled on, even after being confronted with the signed criminal complaint. It also appears that the district judge found this perjury too minor for a due process violation, which is bizarre. If the officers lied to prosecutors about the damage to their uniforms in order to initiate and maintain the prosecution, Davis ought to be able to proceed to trial on a fabricated evidence/due process claim. The court also decided that the concussion was not a severe enough injury to merit a trial, which is another facially ridiculous ruling. (Ibid.)
O yeah, I forgot to mention that Davis was Black. Thus it is quite evident the Black citizens of the city of Ferguson have little to zero faith in the local justice system.
And yet again, on the other hand, the conflicting accounts on just how Michael Brown was shot by police and the evidence pointing out the kid was an 18 year old thug, meant he should have been arrested. The Leftist retort that small time robbery (cigars from convenience store) is never an excuse for fatally shooting anyone let alone a person as young as 18 year old Michael Brown although he legally was an adult.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, America’s total population is 299,736,465 (via InfoPlease). In this population breakdown 223,553,265 (72.4% of total) are White and 38,929,319 are Black (12.6% of total).
According to FBI 2011 homicide statistics there were 3172 White homicide victims by White perpetrators. Of those 3172 there were 2630 White perpetrators against White victims (or 1.76% of White population). But the ratio between perpetrator and victim among Whites is much larger, viz. 83%.
Black perpetrator homicides against White victims are in the numbers (448 – Black) and of course the total victims of Whites which again is 3172. This percentile ratio is 14%. It is my opinion the disparity is made vis-à-vis the high Black crime rate and the greater population among the White majority. The thing that seals this disparity is the Black on Black murder rate. The total number of Black victims of homicide was 2695 back in 2011. The number of perpetrators of Black committed homicides is 2,447. The Black on Black percentage is 91% according to the numbers supplied by the FBI.
When a small town policed department with a significant Black population looks at the statistics of the volatility of Black crime, police officers don’t really care on social explanations from either the Left or Right on how Black-American and crime seem to coexist in an alarming manner. AND when the police department is made up of largely White police officers that either show a propensity to use racist attitudes to dispense law enforcement among Black Communities there will be mutual distrust in the motives behind actions observed by White officers and Black residents.
It could be some time until the public receives the details that led to Darren Wilson shooting Michael Brown. Nonetheless the Lamestream Media were in unison to place on blame of police brutality straight on Officer Darren Wilson. Why? The reason is because Lamestream reporters descended on Ferguson to find some eyewitnesses because the Ferguson Police Department refused to release details while an ongoing investigation was occurring. Of the course the Black Community interpreted that standard procedure as a cover-up for yet another incident of police brutality that resulted in the death of a Black 18 year old recent High School graduate.
The so-called witnesses probably filled more with rumor and innuendo from cop-hating Black companions of Michael Brown either stretched the truth of what they allegedly saw or simply downright lied. After Zimmerman was found not guilty of a racist inspired murder of Trayvon Martin, the Press was more than willing to receive so-called eyewitness accounts that placed Wilson in a negative light and Brown in a positive angelic light. I suspect the Press assumption that Zimmerman was found not guilty back of the lack of actual eyewitnesses other than reviewers of 911 calls and the perceptions of people behind closed doors. Basically Zimmerman’s jury had to sift through Prosecutor and Defense mutual character assassinations to come to a verdict was either guilty or guilty without any reason of doubt. Regardless of the Lamestream Media convicting Zimmerman with words before a jury verdict, it was quite inevitable for a not guilty verdict under the rules of innocent or conviction according to the U.S. Constitution.
So when stories began to emerge that conflicted the Brown-murder eyewitnesses’ claim he was shot fleeing with his hands up in the air. The other chain of events reported is that Michael Brown was belligerently walking down the middle of the street refusing Wilson’s order to go to the curb which led to Wilson exiting his car to arrest Brown. As Wilson attempted to place Brown in the squad car Brown began to defiantly beat Wilson in the face after being pulled himself into car by Brown. The police account is Brown acted as if he was reaching for Wilson’s gun but Wilson manages to remove himself from Brown beating his face in. At which time Wilson upholstered his gun telling Brown to surrender. Rather than submitting Brown charged the already face beaten Wilson resulting in the gun being shot six times into the six-foot four-inches of Michael Brown’s body. Depending who read the fatal shot being in Brown’s neck or head.
Somebody is lying – either Brown fled arms raised as the Lamestream Media initially reported or Brown charged Wilson in defiance with the Officer’s gun being shot six times of an extremely violent (NOT GENTLE) giant who acted in a homicidal manner. Whichever story is correct convicts or exonerates Wilson no matter the Officer’s racial prejudice – if any.
It seems a Left-Right media fracas is emerging along the lines of whose story is the truth about how much physical harm that Darren Wilson received from Brown leading to Wilson shooting Brown.
Some initial digging by the Blogger Gateway Pundit reported that Wilson’s orbital (eye) socket was broken by Brown. CNN investigative reporting dismissed the Gateway Pundit story as false. Since the Ferguson incident has become international news British news sources have gotten involved in the investigative reporting for their readers. So it is ironic that the British Daily Mail makes an effort to summarize the Gateway Pundit vs. CNN reporting:
· Officer Darren Wilson did not suffer a broken eye socket as a result of his deadly confrontation, according to latest reports
· On Tuesday it was reported that he had suffered an ‘orbital blowout fracture’
· The officer was taken to a hospital with a badly swollen face following the shooting on August 9, but x-rays came back negative for any serious injury
· Earlier reports had claimed that the officer was almost knocked unconscious by Brown’s blows
· Only six arrests were logged overnight in Ferguson on Thursday as the town witnessed a more peaceful night
Officer Darren Wilson did not suffer a broken eye socket as a result of his deadly confrontation with unarmed Ferguson, Missouri, teenager Michael Brown, according to latest reports.
In recent days, reports had emerged stating that Wilson, 28, was badly beaten and left with serious facial injuries following the fatal shooting in the St Louis suburb, including an eye socket fracture.
On Tuesday, The Gateway Pundit reported that the officer had suffered an ‘orbital blowout fracture’.
But CNN reported on Thursday that although the officer was taken to a hospital with a badly swollen face following the shooting on August 9, x-rays came back negative for any serious injury.
Earlier reports had claimed that the officer was almost knocked unconscious by Brown’s blows, according to the source.
A police source told Fox: ‘The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side. He was beaten very severely.’
The source continued: ‘They ignored him [Wilson] and the officer started to get out of the car to tell them to move. They shoved him right back in, that’s when Michael Brown leans in and starts beating Officer Wilson in the head and the face.’
A police source has confirmed to MailOnline that Wilson was taken to hospital and treated for facial injuries sustained during the Brown incident but would not elaborate on the severity or nature of those injuries.
Last week, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Wilson had suffered swelling to the side of his face but gave few details of the injuries.
Wilson, a six-year veteran of the Ferguson force with a clean record, has not been arrested or charged with any crime.
He is on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation and is under 24-hour guard after death threats were aimed at him.
Wilson is ‘traumatized, scared for his life and his family’ along with being deeply concerned that a grand jury, which met for the first time on Wednesday, will make an example out of him, the source told Fox.
… Daily Mail has more including photos and videos in this story (Police officer who shot Michael Brown did NOT suffer a broken eye socket but he did go to hospital with a swollen face after deadly altercation; By DAVID MCCORMACK; Mail Online; 9/21/14 17:26 EST – Updated 9/22/14 1:02 EST)
Gateway Pundit is sticking with their original story:
On Tuesday The Gateway Pundit reported from two local St. Louis sources that police Officer Darren Wilson suffered facial fractures during his confrontation with deceased 18 year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson clearly feared for his life during the incident that led to the shooting death of Brown. This was after Michael Brown and his accomplice Dorian Johnson robbed a local Ferguson convenience store.
Local St. Louis sources said Wilson suffered an “orbital blowout fracture to the eye socket.” This comes from a source within the Prosecuting Attorney’s office and confirmed by the St. Louis County Police.
The Gateway Pundit confirmed from a third local source close to Wilson that Officer Darren Wilson did indeed suffer a broken eye socket.
This morning [i.e. 9/22/14] The Washington Post also reported that Officer Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket–
CNN really needs to be more responsible with such sensitive information. READ ENTIRETY (NOW THERE ARE FOUR SOURCES: Officer Darren Wilson Suffered Fractured Eye Socket; By Jim Hoft; Gateway Pundit; 9/22/14 9:17 AM)
And finally I am excerpting a One Citizen Speaking post that fairly well expresses my opinion on the shooting … so far. I say so far because like I said public data will not occur until the Ferguson Police or whoever ends up in charge of the investigation releases them. That might not happen until after a murder trial is imposed on Darren Wilson because after all – the Lamestream Media, professional race baiters and much of the Black Community are still calling for Darren Wilson blood.
Enough is enough!
I am tired of seeing the mainstream media feature black racists, agitators, communists, and self-serving race-baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson spouting nonsense that defies common sense and offends the sensibilities.
One, Michael Brown’s death was self-inflicted the moment he decided to challenge authority and present his 6’4” 292-pound body as an existential, in-your-face, threat to Officer Darren Wilson. There appears to be no intent on the part of the police officer to do anything except get two idiots who were walking down the middle of a street back on the curb.
Two, the outrage over the release of convenience store crime photos showing someone appearing to be Michael Brown in a strong-arm burglary of a convenience store in the proximity of the fatal encounter. Various sources have confirmed that it was Brown and his companion that took a box of cigars out of the convenience store without payment – and it became strong-arm burglary (rather than shoplifting) the minute he attempted to intimidate the clerk with his physical presence and put his hands on the clerk. This is relevant because the first things defense attorneys will demand is the police officer’s record including any use of force complaints – no matter how old. This is to establish a pattern and practice of using unjustified force.
Three, the police officer may not have known about the theft from the convenience store, so he was just hassling someone for “walking while black.” Not only were the two suspects walking down the middle of the street (an infraction), but they also refused the lawful orders of a police officer to “get out of the street.” But why this is a bogus issue is common sense. While the police officer may have not known – or possibly suspected — that a more serious crime had been committed, Michael Brown certainly was aware of his criminal acts, and that may have been motivation for his assault on the officer. Yes, there is little or no doubt – including medical treatment records – that the officer was injured during the altercation.
Four, the idea that “unarmed” equals innocent, defenseless, or incapable of causing great bodily injury, is an outright lie. Here is a recent case in Los Angeles when an “unarmed” domestic violence suspect assaulted an officer that resulted in grave bodily injury …
Five, that the mainstream media took the word of an unfiltered, unvetted thug who was there in the convenience store at the time of the strong-arm robbery over the presumption of innocence of a police officer until he was proven guilty or facts to the contrary surfaced was disgusting and un-American. This thug’s narrative that Michael Brown was shot in the back while trying to surrender appears to be suspect by the preliminary autopsy notes of noted forensic pathologist Michael Baden who noted that all of the shots appeared to come from the front.
Six, that Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would attempt to enter a local police matter and spin the story for political advantage – places the officer at much greater risk of over-zealous prosecution and the conjuring-up of evidence that doesn’t exist or that may have alternative explanation. We have seen a number of Obamacons openly thumb their nose at the American justice system to gin-up a media-worthy event or political result. I do not believe Attorney General Eric Holder is honest and ethical – or can be trusted with this inquiry.
Seven, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has somehow gained wisdom and enlightenment to put forth the following piece in Time Magazine is to demonstrate why progressive socialist democrats are bereft of common sense and are perhaps the most dangerous among us …
Atrocity? A thug apparently attacks a police officer after committing a criminal act and is shot dead – and that’s an atrocity? Just another act of systemic racism? An example of class warfare? In what alternative universe does a basketball player, albeit a champion basketball player, have access to all of the facts and comes to the conclusion we are viewing an atrocity, another act of systemic racism and class warfare? This is an example of the clear and present danger idiots who have gained some measure of celebrity pose to society when they opine on social events.
Eight, a peaceful protest ends being peaceful when Molotov cocktails are used or shots are fired. It doesn’t matter what group initiates the hostile action, the police cannot allow anyone, peaceful or not, to remain at risk in the area. To do so would be police malfeasance.
Nine, to allow looting, rioting, and the destruction of private property in order to prevent further rioting or to avoid appearing racist is wrong.
Ten, when you hear “no justice, no peace” who are hearing the words of racists, activists, and others who are willing to condemn and convict someone without knowing the facts. …
Eleven, and if you want to see a case of blatant self-promotion from the mother of another thug, you need go no farther than the liberal Time Magazine piece by Trayvon Martin’s mother.
I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael is your son. …
Further complicating the pain and loss in this tragedy is the fact that the killer of your son is alive, known, and currently free. In fact, he is on paid administrative leave. <Source>
Excuse me! Is this the mother who was looking for a big payday from the death of her son – even before Zimmerman was charged with a crime? Is this the innocent child that was visiting his father while serving a ten-day suspension from school? A man-child killed due to a self-initiated confrontation with a neighborhood watch captain that did everything right when he called the police and was then attacked by the physically imposing Trayvon Martin?
She didn’t lose her son to senseless gun violence, her son precipitated the confrontation by attacking George Zimmerman and forcing him to use lethal force to save his life.
Her statement that …
Bottom line …
The racists, race-baiters, race-hustlers, and agitators don’t give a damn about Michael Brown or those in the Ferguson community. They are there for self-promotion and possibly a payday. It pains me to see a community suddenly fall prey to these race-mongering bastards – and I include President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and the other political asswipes who are attempting to spin the story for political advantage. As for the communist rabble-rousers like the New Black Panther Party, one wonders why some in the black community – including law enforcement authorities – have not demanded that they be charged with a crime in rally a crowd to call for Officer Wilson’s death.
The progressive socialist democrats are continuing to divide America into … READ ENTIRETY (FERGUSON: POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON HOSED BY BLACK RACISTS, AGITATORS, AND PROGRESSIVE MEDIA? By Steve the One Citizen Speaking; 8/19/14 04:49 AM)
JRH 8/24/14 (Hat Tip: Noisy Room)
Other Sources I examined:
O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, a ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’
Bill O’Reilly’s August 20th Talking Points Memo pertaining Ferguson riots and the riot stoking of NBC News and is news channel MSNBC is right on.
O’Reilly Blasts Sharpton on Ferguson, a ‘Charlatan’ Who ‘Only Cares About His Own Self-Aggrandizement’
By Curtis Houck, News Analyst
8/20/2014 10:50 PM ET
On Wednesday evening, Bill O’Reilly returned from vacation to anchor his Fox News Channel (FNC) program live to discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri since the death of Michael Brown on August 9. In just over an eight-minute-long “Talking Points” segment, O’Reilly addressed multiple aspects of the story, but specifically slammed MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton as “this charlatan” who “has the nerve to insult the American police community” while only caring “about his own self-aggrandizement.”
After airing a clip of Sharpton speaking at a rally in Ferguson on Sunday in which he indirectly called out law enforcement for “smear[ing]” Brown instead of “the principles of justice and dignity,” O’Reilly grew extremely agitated: “Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police community, men and women risking their lives to protect us. This charlatan has the gall to do that and NBC News is paying him. My god! Why is that acceptable?” [MP3 audio here]
Extended Youtube Video (31:09): Fox News Bill O’Reilly Lashes Out At Al Sharpton About Ferguson MO Riots and Race Baiting
Posted by Fox Scat
Published on: Aug 20, 2014
Bill O’Reilly is mad as hell at Al Sharpton and how MSNBC is paying him to race bait the crowds in Ferguson MO.
Later, he emphasized the point that the officer who fatally shot Brown, Darren Wilson, “is entitled to the presumption of innocence that we all have under our constitution.” It is this tenet of the American criminal justice system that, in his opinion, is:
Something Al Sharpton will never give him because Sharpton only cares about his own self-aggrandizement and if he has to stoke racial hatred to get that, that’s what Sharpton will do. I know this man. His record defines him. Yet, he has succeeded in bringing his brand of racial grievance to the White House.
In addition, O’Reilly addressed the “race hustlers” who he said have taken full advantage of this tragic incident. He declared that “[w]hat is going on in this story is beyond belief” and “[y]et these people get away with it and in certain places they are even respected.”
On the subject of the investigation of whether charges should be brought against Wilson, O’Reilly again held little back in voicing his disdain for what has transpired:
[T]o the race hustlers, Officer Wilson is already guilty. They have convicted him. There slogan is no justice, no peace. I guess that’s lynch mob justice because if those people will never accept anything other than a conviction of murder in this case. They don’t really care what happened. They want Officer Wilson punished and he should be punished if he murdered Michael Brown.
From the top of the show, O’Reilly told viewers that he was “[f]urious about how the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is being reported and how various people are reacting to it.” He summarized the basic facts of the case and agreed with the federal government stepping in to oversee the investigation.
O’Reilly agreed with the decision to release surveillance footage of Brown allegedly committing a strong-armed robbery of a convenience store just before he was murdered, but lashed out at critics of this move and the news media:
You don’t suppress an important piece of information in a case like this when only one side of the story is being reported by the media, which is generally terrified of any racial situation.
Further, O’Reilly reported that, according to work done by his program, only four out of the 78 people arrested on Monday night in Ferguson were actually from Ferguson. A statistic like this, he said, shows that:
Many of the others are trouble makers who just streamed into town, but the liberal media will never report that. Nor will they report the true picture of criminal justice in the U.S.A.
After praising President Obama for how he has handled the situation in Ferguson thus far, the aforementioned host of The O’Reilly Factor concluded an extended “Talking Points” memo wih this:
As you saw with the O.J. Simpson acquittal, our justice system can be very flawed, but it’s all we have. It’s the only thing separating us from the anarchy that Al Sharpton and others want to impose. What happened to Michael Brown should never happen to any American. What happened after his death should never happen in this country, but it is happening and only the truth will overcome the chaos.
The complete transcript from the Talking Points memo on Fox News Channel’s The O’Reilly Factor on August 20 is transcribed below.
FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor
August 20, 2014
8:01:27 p.m. Eastern
O’REILLY: The truth about Ferguson. That is the subject of this evening’s talking points memo. I came back from vacation because I am furious. Furious about how the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown is being reported and how various people are reacting to it. So let’s run it down. Mr. Brown is a victim, shot six times by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who up until August 9th, had a very good record. Now, some suspect Wilson of murder and a grand jury is hearing the case. Also, Attorney General Eric Holder went to Ferguson, Missouri today to meet with FBI agents and state authorities who are conducting separate investigations. Good. The feds should look into this case and their investigation should be transparent. That is Americans should get hard information as it comes out, which brings us to this video of Mr. Brown stealing from a convenience store and pushing the clerk around. Agitators call the release of the video a smear against Michael Brown and his family. Further inflaming the situation, but facts are not smears and this goes to Mr. Brown’s state of mind on the day he was killed. Americans have a right to know what happened leading up to the shooting. You don’t suppress an important piece of information in a case like this when only one side of the story is being reported by the media, which is generally terrified of any racial situation.
Then there is the looting, disgraceful and one guy, even has a gun, alright? Shoots the lock off the door while his cohorts break in, and steal the merchandise. It doesn’t get any lower than this. The people rioting and looting in Ferguson are dishonoring the memory of Michael Brown and his grieving family. They are insulting them. Again, flat out disgraceful. The Factor has been investigating those arrested. On Monday night, 78 people were taken into custody and we believe about 30 of them have criminal records. Only four, four out of the 78 are from Ferguson. Many of the others are trouble makers who just streamed into town, but the liberal media will never report that. Nor will they report the true picture of criminal justice in the U.S.A. Instead, NBC News pays Al Sharpton to deliver garbage like this.
SHARPTON: A young man 18 years old shot down in the streets unarmed and rather than you address it, you tried to smear the young man, rather than uphold the principles of justice and dignity. I want you to know these parents are not going to cry alone. They’re not going to stand alone. They’re not going to fight alone. We have had enough.
O’REILLY: Enough of what, Al? Enough of what? Police efficiency? In 2012, the last stats available from the FBI, there were about 12 million arrests in the U.S.A. That averages out to 34,000 arrests per day. In 99.9% of those cases, the perpetrator was not killed by police. In fact, just over 400 fatal police shootings a year are recorded in this country, according to the FBI. So, let me restate, 12 million arrests a year, 400 fatal shootings, many of them justified and Al Sharpton has the nerve to insult the American police community, men and women risking their lives to protect us. This charlatan has the gall to do that and NBC News is paying him. My god! Why is that acceptable? Also on MSNBC, another agitator said this.
MICHELLE BERNARD: There is a war on black boys in this country. In my opinion, there is a war on African-American men. It is an absolutely deplorable situation that the United States, which is supposed to be the greatest country on Earth, sits back and allows black boys to be murdered.
O’REILLY: “Black boys being murdered?” In the context of Ferguson? Are you kidding me? The truth is that 91% of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks, 91%. Yet, that woman tries to mislead folks by accusing American law enforcement of shooting down young black men in the streets. It’s beyond belief. What is going on in this story is beyond belief. Yet these people get away with it and in certain places they are even respected. Incredibly, Al Sharpton is going to speak at the funeral of Michael Brown on Monday morning. The slogan the racial agitators are using in Ferguson is hands up, don’t shoot. They apparently believe that Michael Brown was trying to surrender when officer Wilson shot him dead. Maybe that’s true. We’ll find out, but MSNBC put a person on the air who said Mr. Brown was shot in the back. That turns out to be false, according to an autopsy.
We also hear today that Officer Wilson has an orbital blow out fracture of his eye socket. The Factor has not been able to confirm that, and we do not want to try this case on television. We’re only reporting the alleged injury to demonstrate that there will be much more to come in this case. That is why there is an investigation, and a grand jury and a trial process, but to the race hustlers, Officer Wilson is already guilty. They have convicted him. There slogan is no justice, no peace. I guess that’s lynch mob justice because if those people will never accept anything other than a conviction of murder in this case. They don’t really care what happened. They want Officer Wilson punished and he should be punished if he murdered Michael Brown. If a jury finds Wilson guilty, he should be put in prison for the rest of his life, but Officer Wilson is entitled to the presumption of innocence that we all have under our constitution. Something Al Sharpton will never give him because Sharpton only cares about his own self-aggrandizement and if he has to stoke racial hatred to get that, that’s what Sharpton will do. I know this man. His record defines him. Yet, he has succeeded in bringing his brand of racial grievance to the White House.
When President Obama announced his brother’s keeper’s initiative I was there. Sharpton was there. Finally, the president himself. He was completely correct to call for calm in Missouri. That is his job, to lead the nation, but now, the president should step aside and allow his own Justice Department headed by Eric Holder, certainly sympathetic to Michael Brown to uncover the facts.
As you saw with the O.J. Simpson acquittal, our justice system can be very flawed, but it’s all we have. It’s the only thing separating us from the anarchy that Al Sharpton and others want to impose. What happened to Michael Brown should never happen to any American. What happened after his death should never happen in this country, but it is happening and only the truth will overcome the chaos. And that’s the memo.
— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.
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John R. Houk
© August 20, 2014
American photojournalist James Foley executed by grizzly beheading by a British accented ISIS Islamic terrorist as an act of retribution for the U.S. Military bombing missions that has slowed down Yazidi and Christian genocide in Iraq and has aided Kurds to retake a strategic dam just outside Mosel.
… A masked militant claims the murder is in retaliation for American airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq. Missing since Nov. 22, 2012, Foley appears to be forced to read an anti-American statement before he is beheaded in the gruesome five-minute clip. His family confirmed his death late Tuesday evening.
In an unspeakable act of savagery, an American photojournalist was beheaded in a video released Tuesday by Islamic State terrorists who claimed the killing was retaliation for U.S. air strikes against the group in Iraq.
The barbaric footage was posted on YouTube less than 24 hours after the marauding army of evil, also known as ISIS, vowed: “We will drown all of you in blood.”
Foley, 40, of New Hampshire, a freelance reporter for the Boston-based GlobalPost, was abducted in Syria 22 months ago while covering that country’s civil war.
In the video … — called out President Obama for authorizing air strikes to stop its expansion (sic) and desire for genocide.
After killing the handcuffed Foley, a cloaked terrorist left the victim’s head on the small of his back. The menacing executioner, dressed head-to-toe in black, had a chilling message for Obama.
Grabbing another captured U.S. journalist, Steven Sotloff, 31, of Miami, a contributor for Time magazine, the killer stared into the camera and vowed in what sounded like a British accent, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”
… READ ENTIRETY (ISIS militants behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video; By SASHA GOLDSTEIN , JAMES WARREN , BILL HUTCHINSON ; NY Daily News; 8/19/14 5:39 PM – Updated 8/20/14 8:25 AM)
Now let me tell you why this is huge. One – ISIS has promised to spill the blood of Americans on our own soil. Two – This British accented Islamic terrorist representing ISIS, tells Obama if the U.S. keeps up air strikes against ISIS the same fate of Foley awaits will be applied to Steven Sotloff – “a contributor for Time magazine”.
Two is a self-evident blackmail threat. One has gained significance because of the looting-thuggery taking place in Ferguson MO. Two is significant because it is an ISIS declaration of Islamic terrorism against the United States of America and this land of Liberty’s citizens.
And this brings me to the specifics of Ferguson MO. While the news was broadcasting about the rioting going on because a White police officer grew weary of an 18 year old thieving bully Black man from wailing on him, shot him to death. Amidst the rioting some sharp eyes caught a protest sign that actually said, “ISIS Here”.
I first found this on an email alert from WND late yesterday, but today many bloggers have picked up on it. I am going to cross post the email alert I received ACT! for America.
THE ISLAMIC STATE: THE ENEMY WITHIN?
ACT! for America
Sent: 8/20/2014 9:33 AM
Last night, amid the tragedy and ongoing drama that continues to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, a shocking image appeared which should serve as a reminder for every American about the threat we face from jihad…
In this image from CNN’s coverage of the events in Ferguson, a marcher can be clearly seen in the background holding a sign that says: “ISIS HERE.”
ISIS, of course, is the acronym formerly used to refer to the jihadist terrorist organization that is widely referred to as the “Islamic State.”
The Islamic State has committed unspeakable atrocities in the Middle East, slaughtering Christians and Muslims alike.
But they also are targeting America, both with potential acts of jihad and propaganda.
In fact, the ISIS sign at the Ferguson march is perhaps no surprise given that the Islamic State has made extensive use of social media to conduct outreach to protesters there.
We can hope that the Islamic State’s efforts to win support for their cause here in the U.S. will be totally unsuccessful, but hope is not a strategy.
And, as we have warned repeatedly already, there is no doubt that the Islamic State wants to target the U.S. and Americans both here and around the world.
In fact, just Monday, the Islamic State issued another threat to the U.S., promising “We will drown all of you in blood.”
In an interview with VICE media, Islamic State spokesman Abu Mosa had this to say:
“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”
Last week, an unnamed intelligence official told the Washington Post that the Islamic State viewed conflict with the U.S. as inevitable. It can’t be emphasized enough how important it is that America remain vigilant at this time. There are many competing news stories out there right now, but none of the issues that America must face are as significant as the threat from jihad. Our national security and the safety of our citizens must remain paramount.
Last week, an unnamed intelligence official told the Washington Post that the Islamic State viewed conflict with the U.S. as inevitable.
It can’t be emphasized enough how important it is that America remain vigilant at this time. There are many competing news stories out there right now, but none of the issues that America must face are as significant as the threat from jihad. Our national security and the safety of our citizens must remain paramount.
ISIS Beheads and Shows Presence in Ferguson
John R. Houk
© August 20, 2014
THE ISLAMIC STATE: THE ENEMY WITHIN?
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This will be the last part relating to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Administration. Parts One and Two focused on the credibility of the sources that show FDR was not quite the American hero that Democrats and Progressives would have you believe. I think I covered the New Deal as much as I want to in the post “Nefarious Presidential Actions – Calvin Coolidge to FDR”. This post will focus on Soviet Marxist infiltration of FDR’s Administration.
To give you an idea of how serious Soviet infiltration check out this 1995 article from the Baltimore Sun:
An aggressive Soviet spy network penetrated a key strategy meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II and tried to recruit friends of first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, according to decoded Soviet messages released yesterday by the National Security Agency.
NSA declassified 250 messages sent between Moscow and the Soviet spy headquarters in New York in 1942 and 1943.
They confirm that a number of wartime American intelligence agents were secretly working for the Kremlin.
The messages from the so-called “Venona” project document the tireless efforts of Soviet leader Josef Stalin to recruit agents across the United States and Mexico.
The cables also give a glimpse of Soviet secret police chief Lavrenti P. Beria’s recruitment, payment and management of his global network of spies, including a warning sent to Soviet agents around the world against “talkativeness.”
A message dated May 29, 1943, to Moscow from the NKVD unit in New York, whose agents worked under the cover of the Soviet consulate, trade mission and TASS news agency, includes a report from a high-level American agent code-named simply “19.”
“19 reports that KAPITAN [the code name for President Roosevelt] and KABAN [or Wild Boar, the code name for Churchill] during conversations in the COUNTRY invited 19 to join them,” says the cable.
But from the timing, NSA historians concluded that the still-unidentified “19” was a high-level agent who had penetrated Roosevelt’s inner circle and attended at least part of the two-week conference in Washington and Williamsburg, Va., code-named Trident, a major strategy meeting.
The 250 messages are the second of a series of planned releases of the cables intercepted between 1942 and 1946 and decoded and analyzed over many years under the American code name Venona.
The release of the first 49 Venona messages in July drew national attention in part because they provided strong evidence that Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were indeed Soviet spies.
… (Soviets penetrated Roosevelt summit Declassified files show American spied on Churchill meeting; By SCOTT SHANE AND TOM BOWMAN; Baltimore Sun; 10/13/1995)
The idea of Soviet infiltration is not a novel idea of Right Wing nut jobs as a Leftist might try to deceive you. We are talking the beginning of public revelations occurring in this article in 1995. Thanks to the largesse of Russia not long ago and a bit unwittingly releasing their version of the Venona Papers to the public even more insidiousness has been revealed about FDR’s Administration. Alexander Vassiliev and his Notebooks [Note on Reliability] of briefly declassified KGB documents by post-Soviet Russia verifies and even updates the revelations of the Venona Project.
The biggest fish of Soviet infiltration seems to be the code name Agent 19. The identity of Agent 19 among Conservatives exposing Soviet infiltration has turned out to be quite heated. The identity debate about Agent 19 is Harry Hopkins vs. Laurence Duggan.
I have always leaned to M. Stanton Evans as a primary source on this issue and he insists Roosevelt aide and confidante Harry Hopkins is Agent 19. Those who lean to this outlook:
Those who lean to the outlook that Laurence Duggan was Agent 19:
Radosh caricatures West’s arguments, misrepresents her conclusions, and ignores some of the book’s major themes and the contents of a number of chapters. He exaggerates the centrality of certain claims, in order to attack them. However, he was provoked.
The problems with the book, though, have less to do with West’s treatment of the Soviet penetration of the U.S. government or its impact on “our nation’s character,” the subtitle her critics ignore, as much as with its consequences for the prosecution of World War II. Her unfamiliarity with military history leads her to overemphasize the role of Communist agents in influencing strategic decisions. She also ignores the wider context of some decisions, rides her counterfactuals too hard, and engages in some rhetorical overkill.
Both Radosh and West tend to see things in black and white. For West, Stalin’s agents were responsible for Soviet control of half of Europe for nearly 45 years. For Radosh, they had nothing to do with it. The truth, unsurprisingly, is somewhere in between.
The first thing any historian is bound to notice about American Betrayal is that it doesn’t have a “scholarly apparatus” — acknowledgements and a bibliography — which indicate the archives and other primary sources the author consulted, and also help identify sources in endnotes. (N.B., A bibliography has been prepared recently by a supporter of West.)
Historians are taught to check these first, before they peek at the conclusion, to see what new evidence the writer is drawing on and to whom he or she is indebted.
West does not rely entirely on secondary sources; she’s looked at volumes of FRUS [Foreign Relations of the United States] and at other government documents online, at the New York Times and other papers and magazines.
And she’s done a prodigious amount of reading, not only the post-Venona books on Soviet subversion and some diplomatic, political, and cultural history, but what would also be considered primary sources: the cornucopia of books and articles published in the ‘30s, ‘40s and early ‘50s by defectors, former communists, those investigating them, disillusioned government officials and army officers, and others with first-hand experience of the USSR and the CPUSA. This is a literature known to specialists, of course, but otherwise (except for Chambers’ Witness) forgotten today.
Unfortunately, the vivid writing sometimes creates problems. Radosh targets, correctly, the phrase “de facto occupation,” West’s characterization of Soviet penetration of the government. Nothing is repeated just once in American Betrayal. I lost count of the number of times West uses the phrase. After awhile, she drops the “de facto” fig leaf.
This is bound to irritate any historian of the Cold War.
Readers would have little sense from Radosh’s review that American Betrayal is about the cover-up, broadly defined, as much as it is about the activities of Communists and fellow travellers.
This had two phases. The first began in 1933, with the diplomatic recognition of the Soviet Union in the midst of what was truly one of the crimes of the century, the war on Ukrainian and Russian peasants, the forced collectivization launched at the end of 1929. The U.S. government was obliged to lie, to pass along Soviet disinformation. It’s revealing that FDR, at Stalin’s behest, shut down the anti-Communist Eastern European section of the State Department, assigning its members to other posts and dispersing its excellent library.
The second, post-war phase persists down to the present, West argues. While today only a few unregenerate English professors deny Soviet crimes, the Leftist consensus prevails: those who investigated the CPUSA’s subversive activities were Red-baiters and witch-hunters; Party members were harmless idealists, persecuted for their high principles. Che still adorns t-shirts; Warhol’s Mao hangs in living rooms. And the film industry continues its blackout of Communist crimes. For Hollywood, there are no Soviet villains.
… Diana West is writing about a double betrayal, and the second betrayal is ultimately more important. West argues that it has corrupted the country and rendered it defenseless.
… She is “connecting the dots” in a way that blinkered historians have failed to do.
The dots lead in three directions:
· The extent of subversion of the U.S. government;
· The consequences for foreign policy and military strategy;
· The implications for the response to Islam in the West today;
Each deserves a close look.
Was HLH also a Soviet agent?
In an essay published in 1998, Air Force historian Eduard Mark theorized, by the process of elimination, that he was “Agent 19” mentioned in Venona 812. Andrew and Mitrokhin called the article “a detailed, meticulous, and persuasive study,” but the Vassiliev papers revealed that this individual was in fact Lawrence Duggan, a State Department official. The identity of 19 was disclosed in 2009, in Haynes, Klehr, and Vassiliev’s Spies.
Instead of merely calling West’s attention to this (the conclusion had also been ignored in books by Romerstein and Breindel and by Evans and Romerstein), Radosh attacked West for not knowing about an alleged retraction Mark had made at a 2009 conference shortly before his death. The details of this retraction morphed alarmingly. In any case, it was not recorded and Mark put nothing in writing. The pursuit of this red herring involved lengthy email exchanges and angry recriminations.
West’s other source for identifying Hopkins as an agent was the recollection of defector Oleg Gordievsky of a lecture by Iskhak Akhmerov, “illegal” NKVD spy chief during the war. …
Radosh’s criticism is worth noting for what it reveals about his lingering affection for FDR.
Gordievsky, Andrew writes, eventually decided that Hopkins was “an unconscious agent.” This is not a helpful label. Whether he was receiving instructions or simply anticipating Stalin’s wishes, he was conscious of what he was doing. The authors’ conclusion suggests that they believe Akhmerov to have been exaggerating, but they offer no evidence to support this assumption. The identification of HLH as a Soviet agent is not something anyone would have forgotten in 40 years, or 60, or 80.
Unfortunately, West’s rhetorical excesses again act as a red flag. Repeatedly, Lend-Lease is labeled “a rogue operation.” Readers of American Betrayal would have no clue that, as the name suggests, the program was originally intended to help Britain …
Lipkes has a Part Two to the Radosh/West pertaining to the pluses and minuses of their venomous tête-à-tête between each entitled, “Diana and Ron: The Second Front”. This Lipkes Part Two is less about Soviet infiltration in the U.S. government and more about FDR Administration decisions that were bad for the Free World and beneficial for the spread of Soviet Communism.
I tend to like the idea that Harry Hopkins was an agent working on behalf of the USSR largely because of his involvement in developing the Socialist elements of the New Deal. You couple the New Deal Socialism with Hopkins’ obvious love for everything Soviet Union makes him a major contributor to the earlier successes of Soviet aggression in Post-WWII Europe and Third World client States. Even if Hopkins was not the elusive Agent 19 of the Venona Papers, his actions indicate treasonous decisions that aided and abetted an enemy that had the goal of ending American Liberty to procreate global Marxist-Leninist-Stalinism. A situation of the USSR being a more overt enemy after WWII.
Vice President Henry Wallace
Another big dog after Harry Hopkins was Vice President Henry Wallace except other than fraternization there is a less provable link as a Soviet agent than Hopkins.
… J. Edgar Hoover warned Roosevelt that Wallace was friendly with Communists in Hollywood and had inappropriate connections with overseas Communists, including in the Soviet Union. Roosevelt didn’t believe all of it but did not need such controversy. In his usual sadistic manner, Roosevelt gave Wallace all the hints he felt were called for that he wasn’t his or the party’s choice, and selected Missouri senator Harry S. Truman in his place. … (The Real Henry Wallace; By Conrad Black; National Review Online; 1/17/13 4:00 AM)
Asked to what extent the Communist underground network influenced American policy, Klehr responds with one of history’s great “what if’s.” In this case, it’s what if Henry Wallace had become president of the United States, which he would have had FDR died a year earlier. Wallace served as vice president during FDR’s third term and later ran for president on the Progressive ticket in 1948 with Communist Party support.
. . . . Klehr notes that Wallace once mentioned that if he’d been president he would have made Laurence Duggan, a State Department specialist on Latin America, his secretary of state and, for his treasury secretary, Wallace said he would have chosen Harry Dexter White, a highly placed treasury official influential in deciding post-World War II American economic policy.
. . . . Both Duggan and White were communists whose politics long were suspected or known but about whose party activities more is being learned, says Klehr. Duggan and White’s elevation to a Wallace Cabinet never happened, of course. But that their names were bandied by a former U.S. vice president as possibilities for top posts underlines their closeness to power and the role secret Communists had come to play in Washington affairs.
… (We Told You So – Secret Venona Intercepts; By Stephen Goode; Free Republic – Originally Insight on the News; 7/6/02 11:31:56 AM – Originally Vol. 13, No. 37 — Oct. 6-13, 1997)
Harry Dexter White
… Today, however, a great deal more is known than was known in previous years about the secret maneuverings and treasonous activities at the top levels of the Roosevelt administration that caused the Japanese attack on our naval forces at Pearl. Documents released from the decoded Venona Files, from the Soviet KGB archives, from our own National Archives, and memoirs of Soviet officials now confirm what noted anti-communist writers, Congressional investigations, Communist Party defectors, and FBI documents had stated for decades: Harry Dexter White (shown), assistant secretary of the treasury in the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was a top Soviet spy and agent of influence who not only caused incalculable harm to the United States, but also materially assisted Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s spreading of terror and tyranny throughout the entire world.
Harry Dexter White, a top advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and President Franklin Roosevelt, is remembered chiefly as the architect of the Bretton Woods Conference [Outside Heritage Foundation Link] that created the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, but he also played a key role in bringing about the “Day of Infamy,” by doing everything within his power to scuttle the peace efforts of the forces within the Japanese government that were striving to avoid war with the United States. White authored an ultimatum adopted as official policy by FDR that upped the ante of belligerent acts Roosevelt was directing at Japan.
… It was also aimed at guaranteeing the rise to power of Japan’s political forces that were beating the drums for war. This is precisely — and predictably — what happened. However, White did not undertake this move on his own initiative, it is important to note, but as a directive of the NKVD (an earlier name for the Soviet KGB). His Kremlin bosses were most anxious for assurance that Japan would not attack the Soviet Union; they thus expended great efforts through their spy and propaganda networks in Japan, Europe, and the United States to ensure that Japan would strike America, rather than the U.S.S.R.
Meanwhile, I can prove that Murrow’s good friend Lawrence Duggan was a Soviet spy responsible for having innocent people murdered. The brilliant and perceptive journalist Murrow was not only unaware of the hundreds of Soviet spies running loose in the U.S. government, he was also unaware that his own dear friend Duggan was a Soviet spy — his friend on whose behalf corpses littered the Swiss landscape.
Contrary to the image of the Black Night of Fascism (BNOF) under McCarthy leading to mass suicide with bodies constantly falling on the heads of pedestrians in Manhattan, Duggan was the only suicide. After being questioned by the FBI, Duggan leapt from a window. Of course, given the people he was doing business with, he may have been pushed.
After Duggan’s death, Murrow, along with the rest of the howling establishment, angrily denounced the idea that Duggan could possibly have been disloyal to America.
Well, now we know the truth. Decrypted Soviet cables and mountains of documents from Soviet archives prove beyond doubt that Lawrence Duggan was one of Stalin’s most important spies. “McCarthyism” didn’t kill him; his guilt did.
During the height of the Soviet purges in the mid-’30s, as millions of innocents were being tortured, exiled and killed on Stalin’s orders, Murrow’s good pal Duggan was using his position at the State Department to pass important documents to the Soviets. The documents were so sensitive, Duggan had to return the originals to the State Department before the end of the day. Some were so important, they were sent directly to Stalin and Molotov.
… (Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Second-Rate Filmmaker? By Ann Coulter; Real Clear Politics; 11/17/05)
Currie, an administrative assistant to FDR, was instrumental in the U.S.-government wide communist plot to turn China Red.
But that’s not all he did. From U.S. and Soviet archival sources that began opening in 1995, we have learned that Currie passed secret documents and intelligence to Soviet spymasters.
Currie also used his stature as a White House aide to stop investigations into the activities of other American traitors operating inside government.
How does stimulus spending sound now on discovering that this bona fide Soviet agent was its leading proponent? In “Roosevelt, the Great Depression and the Economics of Recovery,” Elliott Rosen, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers, writes:
“The initial rationale for public expenditure as a stimulus to the economy was provided by Currie, who won a wide and influential audience in the Roosevelt administration.”
As assistant research director for the Federal Reserve, his position before moving to the White House, “Currie provided an economic rationale” for deficit spending. “Wartime aside,” Rosen writes, “no precedent existed for budget unbalance.”
Not surprisingly, another Currie project was to push for the “abandonment of the concept of annual budget balance.”
So that’s where balanced budgets went, and stimulus spending came from. Think of it: One agent of communist influence in high places and the U.S. economy was revolutionized.
If only Americans could learn to recognize a Bolshevik plot when they see one.
… (Federal Stimulus Spending the Brainchild of a Soviet Spy; posted by Lonely Conservative; The Lonely Conservative; 10/9/11)
It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. … enough material has been found in other files–in Moscow, Eastern Europe, and Washington–to enable historians to write several new works that leave almost no room for doubt about Hiss’s guilt. …
On the surface, Hiss was an unlikely Communist. Born in 1904, he graduated from Johns Hopkins and Harvard Law School and served as a clerk to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Hiss then practiced law in Boston and New York but returned to Washington following the election of Franklin Roosevelt to work in the New Deal. Hiss held a variety of positions and finally settled at the State Department in 1936 as an aide to Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre, who was former President Woodrow Wilson’s son-in-law.
Hiss rose steadily at State. During the war, he was heavily involved in postwar planning and laying the foundations for the UN. In early 1945, he was part of the State Department contingent that traveled to Yalta with President Roosevelt, and that spring he served as Secretary General of the UN organizing conference in San Francisco. Soon after, however, on the basis of Chambers’s and Bentley’s information, the FBI and State Department security began investigating Hiss; although he was not proven to be a Communist or a spy, enough concerns were raised that Hiss was forced to resign from State in December 1946. Hiss’s public reputation remained strong, however, and, with the help of John Foster Dulles, he was appointed head of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, beginning 1 February 1947.
Hiss flatly denied Chambers’s HUAC charges. The Committee–spurred by a freshman Representative from California, Richard M. Nixon–frantically checked the two stories. On 17 August 1948, Nixon brought Hiss and Chambers together, and Hiss admitted knowing Chambers slightly during the 1930s, but under the name George Crosley. Hiss still denied ever being a Communist, and challenged Chambers to repeat the charges in public, without the immunity afforded by testimony. Chambers did so on the radio show Meet the Press , on 27 September; Hiss filed a slander suit.
The Pumpkin Papers
A dramatic sequence of events followed. On 4 November 1948, as he gave a deposition for the suit, Chambers changed his story and claimed that Hiss not only had been a Communist but also a Soviet spy. For the first time, Chambers produced physical evidence to back up his charge. Before deserting the Soviet cause, he had hidden microfilms, typewritten copies of State Department documents, and notes in Hiss’s handwriting that summarized other State documents in an unused dumbwaiter in his wife’s nephew’s apartment in Brooklyn. On 14 November, Chambers retrieved the package, and two days later he handed the papers to his attorneys (he held onto the microfilms until December, hiding them in a pumpkin at his farm in Maryland; ever since, the entire collection has been known as the Pumpkin Papers). The papers, notes, and microfilms dated from December 1937 through February 1938; Chambers claimed that they were samples of the materials Hiss had provided for passage to the Soviets and that Hiss’s wife, Priscilla, had been the typist.
The papers and microfilms soon were authenticated, and Hiss was indicted for perjury–the statute of limitations for espionage during the 1930s having long expired–on 15 December. The formal charge, based on the Pumpkin Papers, was that he had lied when he told the grand jury that he neither seen Chambers nor passed documents to him in February and March 1938.
· Also in 1992, a Hungarian historian, Maria Schmidt, found the original transcripts of Noel Field’s interrogation by the Hungarian secret police in 1954. Schmidt confirmed Karel Kaplan’s original description of Field’s statements, which corroborated Massing’s testimony by describing how Hiss had tried to recruit him for his own spy ring.
· In October 1996, the CIA and NSA released the Venona files, copies of decrypted Soviet intelligence cables from the 1930s and 1940s. The most famous of the cables, dated 30 March 1945, describes ALES, the covername for an American agent who had been working for Soviet military intelligence since 1935, attended the Yalta conference, and then gone on to Moscow where Soviet Foreign Minister Vyshinsky thanked him for his work. Of the Americans at Yalta who then went to Moscow with Secretary of State Stettinius, only Hiss fits this profile.
· In return for payments from Random House, Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev, a former KGB officer turned journalist, were granted access to Stalin-era files from the KGB and its predecessors during 1994-96. Among the files they found documents confirming Hede Massing’s account of Hiss’s attempt to recruit Noel Field and several references to ALES, including one that described him as a “strong, determined man with a firm and resolute character, who is aware that he is a Communist with all the consequences of illegal status.”
… (The Alger Hiss Case –
UNCLASSIFIED; CIA.gov; 5/8/07 08:59 AM Last Updated 9/3/11 02:57 PM)
One such writer was Whittaker Chambers, whose autobiography Witness, published in 1952, details his life as an agent in the Fourth Section of Soviet Military Intelligence from 1932 to 1938, where he coordinated espionage activities with high-ranking United States government officials. Witness also movingly explains Chambers’ departure from Communism and his conversion to Christianity. From his conversion, Chambers grasped that revolutionary ideology lied about the nature of man and the source of his being. The sources of Chambers’ ascent and the witness he made are worth recalling in our own period of late-modern anomie.
Chambers’ conversion inspired him to atone for his past betrayal of his country. He divulged to the federal government information about the Soviet espionage cell he had organized during the 1930s in Washington, its membership, and his complicity in its operation. Of those officials in Chambers’ Soviet-allied cell, Alger Hiss, Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs in the Department of State and Chambers’ close friend, would prove to be the most consequential. Hiss formally denied any involvement in Communist activities and insisted that he had never even met “that man named Whittaker Chambers.” The truth was that Hiss and Chambers had been close friends in their subversive activities, and even their wives and children had frequently socialized together.
Alger Hiss had regularly passed State Department documents to Chambers during the 1930s; in turn, Chambers carried them to various handlers, who then sent them to Soviet authorities. … READ ENTIRETY (Two Faiths: The Witness of Whittaker Chambers; By Richard M. Reinsch; Acton Institute; Volume 22, Number 1 – Winter 2012)
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed 55 years ago, on June 19, 1953. But last week, they were back in the headlines when Morton Sobell, the co-defendant in their famous espionage trial, finally admitted that he and his friend, Julius, had both been Soviet agents.
… The Rosenbergs were Soviet spies, and not minor ones either. Not only did they try their best to give the Soviets top atomic secrets from the Manhattan Project, they succeeded in handing over top military data on sonar and on radar that was used by the Russians to shoot down American planes in the Korean and Vietnam wars. That’s long been known, and Sobell confirmed it again last week.
… READ ENTIRETY (Case closed: The Rosenbergs were Soviet spies; By RONALD RADOSH; LA Times; 9/17/08)
Here is a history of Rosenberg family history from the FBI: “The Atom Spy Case”.
The list is huge of Soviet agents and Soviet sympathizers used by the Soviets to undermine the government of the USA. Here is a list of names I was going to tackle but time and space precludes that idea:
Allan Nunn May
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Stone and Oppenheimer’s involvement with the old USSR is still a bit controversial; however in Stone’s case McCarthy-hating Leftists are still quite incredulous of a Soviet spy connection. Google all the names but below a couple of links related to Stone and Oppenheimer.
Then there is the Venona list derived from the deciphering of Soviet codes. You can see that list of Soviet agents at Conservapedia: List of Americans in the Venona papers.