Edited by John R. Houk
Posted July 26, 2014
The Newbill conspiracy train seems to have dried up a bit. The last email I have received is dated June 16, 2014. Nonetheless, I think conspiracy and counterjihad readers will still find this interesting even though some of the info might be a little dated.
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Why does the USDA need Submachine Guns?????
Sent: 5/15/2014 12:55 PM
Dept. of Agriculture Orders Submachine Guns with 30 Round Magazines
A May 7th solicitation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks “the commercial acquisition of submachine guns [in] .40 Cal. S&W.”
According to the solicitation, the Dept. of Agriculture wants the guns to have an “ambidextrous safety, semiautomatic or 2 round [bursts] trigger group, Tritium night sights front and rear, rails for attachment of flashlight (front under fore group) and scope (top rear), stock collapsible or folding,” and a “30 rd. capacity” magazine.
They also want the submachine guns to have a “sling,” be “lightweight,” and have an “oversized trigger guard for gloved operation.”
The solicitation directs “all responsible and/or interested sources… [to] submit their company name, point of contact, and telephone.” Companies that submit information in a “timely” fashion “shall be considered by the agency for contact to determine weapon suitability.” (Dept. of Agriculture Orders Submachine Guns with 30 Round Magazines; By AWR HAWKINS; Big Govt. – Breitbart.com; 5/15/14)
[Blog Editor: Tony sent the link without comment. There is a looming question everyone should ask: Why in the world does the Dept. of Agriculture feel the need for submachine guns?]
Exclusive: Afghanistan suffers trade blow as China halts dollar deals with its banks
Sent: 5/23/2014 8:41 AM
(Reuters) – Chinese banks have halted dollar transactions with most Afghan commercial banks, the central bank governor said on Thursday, making it difficult for businesses to pay for imports from one of Afghanistan’s biggest trading partners.
“China is a major country that was handling those bank transfers, and now they have told the banks they can’t do it,” governor Noorullah Delawari told Reuters.
The impact on business had been felt immediately, he said.
That has prompted banks from various countries to halt trade with its commercial banks.
The Chinese move was part of a trend that was making it increasingly difficult for the banks to execute international transactions, Delawari said.
The Afghan government’s failure to pass key measures means that it could in June be blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body that sets standards on how countries combat money laundering.
Banks have been struggling since FATF threatened Afganistan (sic) with the punishment early this year.
… READ ENTIRETY (Exclusive: Afghanistan suffers trade blow as China halts dollar deals with its banks; By JESSICA DONATI; Reuters; 5/22/14 12:30pm EDT)
[Blog Editor: The article explains China was the latest of many Western banks that had stopped doing business with Afghan banks. Why? Evidently Afghan banks are renowned for corruption, money laundering, terror financing and the old drug market. Since this was posted in May and the FATF gave Afghanistan a mid-June deadline I thought it prudent to post an update separate from a Tony Newbill email.]
Afghanistan Banks Escape Blacklisting
June 29, 2014 5:43 p.m. ET
KABUL—Afghanistan’s fragile financial system won a reprieve after an intergovernmental body said it wouldn’t blacklist the country for failing to meet standards to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Financial Action Task Force, a global body that develops anti-money-laundering guidelines, said Friday that Afghanistan had taken steps toward meeting international standards. But it warned that the country needed to implement measures to avoid landing on its blacklist in October.
“If Afghanistan does not bring into force CFT [combating financing of terrorism] legislation and issue the necessary regulations compliant with the international standards by the October 2014 FATF meetings, the FATF will call upon its members and other jurisdictions to consider the ML/TF [money laundering/terrorism financing] risks arising from the deficiencies in Afghanistan,” the statement read.
The Afghan government said late Wednesday that Afghan President Hamid Karzai had signed the anti-money-laundering law. But … READ ENTIRETY (Afghanistan Banks Escape Blacklisting; By NATHAN HODGE; WSJ; 6/29/14 5:43 p.m. ET)
This is such a Joy
Sent: 6/7/2014 9:29 AM
Researchers at Harvard University announced today that they have found what appears to be a message from God written inside the human genome.
In a little-explored section of non-coding DNA, a team of top geneticists discovered a 22-word snippet of ancient Aramaic in which God confirms his existence and his role in creating life on Earth.
The stunning finding represents nearly irrefutable evidence of God’s existence and his role in creating the process of evolution by natural selection.
The message was discovered when researchers noticed strange mathematical patterns appearing within a certain section of the genome.
“Hello my children. This Yahweh, the one true Lord. You have found creation’s secret. Now share it peacefully with the world.”
For Heaven’s Sake
“We knew the patterns weren’t naturally occurring,” explains Charles Watson, the lead scientist on the project, “but we couldn’t come up with any convincing explanation for them.
Yahweh is the biblical name for the Judeo-Christian god.
Inherit The Earth
The findings will be published in the journal Nature next month, and are expected to provoke the biggest scientific controversy since Charles Darwin published his theory of natural selection in 1859.
“Before this discovery I was a committed atheist. Now I’m a devout Christian. This is exactly the kind of proof I needed to ease my doubts.” (Message From God Found Hidden Inside DNA Sequence; The Daily Current; 2/1/13)
[Blog Editor: This article is a joy in that science found scientific evidence that the Judeo/Christian God is the Creator, but it goes out of its way to proclaim the find does not disprove Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Then the article finishes with a short snippet I believed at the Christian Right.]
However, other Christian denominations have a different interpretation of the scientists’ findings.
“Clearly this means our God is the one true God and that we should exterminate rival religions,” says Frank Page, leader of the conservative Southern Baptist Convention. “Now that we have truth on our side, I think it’s time we start a new crusade.” READ ENTIRETY (Ibid.)
[Blog Editor: I find it interesting that President/CEO Page was in the process of writing and publishing a book relating to the 2009 suicide death of his daughter in the same year as this genome discovery. I found lots of webpages utilizing The Daily Current quote of Frank Page calling for a new crusade to “exterminate rival religions” but no place offering context or comment on the Frank Page quote. If indeed President Page called for the “extermination” of rival religions he has missed the point of the Great Commission of the Lord Jesus Christ. The only time that Christians should unite to wage wars is in defense of the faith from another Religion or secular backed ideology attempting to exterminate Christians. Otherwise the only duty Christians should offensively act upon is to go into all the World to share the Good News that Jesus Christ has come to deliver humanity from the control of ungodly darkness that invaded earthly creation from Adam’s Fall by surrendering to Satan.]
No Wonder Cantor Lost…..
Sent: 6/11/2014 8:55 AM
Eric Cantor’s reelection campaign spent more at steak houses than opponent Dave Brat spent on his entire campaign.
In a stunning upset, the second-highest ranking Republican in the House lost his primary challenge to tea party-backed economics professor Brat, who became the GOP nominee for Virginia’s 7th congressional district.
… READ THE REST (Eric Cantor Blew $168K at Steak Houses; Brat Spent $122K Overall; By Frank Thorp V; NBC News; 6/11/14 2:53 am)
This Administration is Coming Apart at the Seams
Sent: 6/11/2014 5:09 PM
This administration is coming apart at the seams, Look at all the scandals and people they are throwing under the bus, it’s a MESS of crimes and injustices across the society of all peoples while favoring the declared enemy of the state!!!
Former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, who says President Obama is guilty of numerous high crimes and misdemeanors that warrant his removal from office, is proposing seven specific articles of impeachment for which he says the evidence is very clear.
McCarthy is best known as the lead prosecutor in the cases against the “blind sheikh,” Omar Abdel Rahman, and 11 conspirators behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and plots against other New York City landmarks. McCarthy is now with the National Review Institute. His new book is, “Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment.” In the book, he says the case for impeachment is solid, although he does not believe there is enough political will in the country to move forward at this time.
Nonetheless, McCarthy offers seven indictments, beginning with “The President’s Willful Refusal to Execute the Laws Faithfully and Usurpation of the Legislative Authority of Congress.” Within that article, McCarthy cites Obama’s illegal and unilateral changing of federal statutes, from several components within Obamacare to scrapping codified welfare work requirements to amending immigration laws and enacting policies Congress did not approve.
He also alleges Obama failed to execute laws ranging from layoff notifications to the Clean Air Act to nuclear waste and Medicare.
“From the first days of Obama’s presidency in 2009 with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, that’s this cabal of 57 Islamic government including the Palestinian Authority, they’ve been working on a resolution to curtail American free speech rights in deference to Shariah blasphemy standards. They have essentially struck a human-rights resolution that makes it unlawful to engage in expression that could incite hostility to religion. Of course, there’s only one religion we’re talking about in this context,” he said.
“Proving that there is an Obama administration mandate that attacks religious liberty, it’s not difficult to prove these things have happened, and I don’t even think it’s hard to prove these are high crimes and misdemeanors,” McCarthy said. “Are they serious enough? Does the public think this is egregious enough to remove the president from power?” READ ENTIRETY (Prosecutor: Top 7 reasons to impeach Obama: By GREG COROMBOS; WND; 6/10/14 7:37 PM)
In an excellent article yesterday by Kerry Picket of the Washington Times on the influence of Muslim groups on changing the language used in national security documents and protocol (the whole article is worth the read), Picket reports that last October several dozen top US Muslim groups sent a letter to White House “Assassination Czar” John Brennan demanding that the Obama administration establish a task force with these same organizations to “purge” (their word) US government counter-terrorism training of views them deem offensive.
By 2011, Obama’s Counterterrorism and Deputy national security advisor John Brennan was urged by Muslim, Arab, and South Asian organizations to begin an “independent, effective investigation into the federal government’s training of its agents and other law enforcement” and institute a “purge” of any material that the undersigned organizations deemed unacceptable.
In an October 19, 2011 letter to Mr. Brennan, the groups criticize for anti- Muslim bias the FBI’s 2011 training manual, the books at the FBI library in FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia, specific FBI trainers and analysts, and a report made by Army Command and General Staff at the Fort Leavenworth School of Advanced Military Studies.
The letter makes references to a September 2011 Wired Magazine piece by Spencer Ackerman. The letter was also sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano, Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta, FBI Director Robert Mueller, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough.
According to a report on the meeting by Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, several Muslim group leaders called for creating criminal and civil penalties for anyone advocating positions they deem offensive:
Purges, blacklists, re-education, and book banning. Sounds like a recipe for a Muslim Khmer Rouge.
Here’s the Muslim groups’ demand letter in its entirety:
US Islamic groups demand Islamophobia ‘purge’ in letter to White House
… READ ENTIRETY (57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House; By Patrick Poole; PJM; 9/25/12 6:18 am)
‘Barack Obama made a briefly reported “gaffe” where he said he’d been in “all 57 states and had one to go, the 58th.”’ (Jerry Todd; Western Journalism)
So WAS his “57 States” remark a signal that all was well in the world of Sharia where its 58th member isn’t too far from joining its brethren?
… Now to the first week of June 2012 when I attended a talk by John Guandolo at a patriotic ACT! For an American veteran’s dinner.
Guandolo is an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood with an enviable service record from the Naval Academy, Marines, and Army Ranger School to the Washington Office of the FBI – Counterterrorism Unit. He currently has a security company that advises and trains police, military, and governmental agencies.
We learned the depths of infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood (Al Qaeda is actually a subset) into all aspects of American society – including cutting off any (even Fox) news that might expose their agenda. He meticulously outlined the names of the perpetrators (dead and alive) and myriad universities, departments of government, and military agencies the MB has infiltrated. He flashed on the screen – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It has 57 member states! Two of us asked, “Is that Obama’s 57 states that we thought was a gaffe in 2008?” Guandolo responded, “You said it, I didn’t” and went on.
We are all familiar with Obama’s sympathies toward, if not belief in, Islam and his confrontations with Christian doctrine and sensitivities. Was his “57 States” remark a signal that all was well in the world of Sharia where its 58th member isn’t too far from joining its brethren? He also stated there is not one thing the MB infects societies with that does not comply with Sharia, including its American incursions. Military and government officials at all levels take a solemn oath to “protect and defend the US Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Sharia and the Constitution cannot co-exist. Period! Are Obama officials in the Military, Homeland Security, HEW, and attendant czars simply useful idiots or co-conspirators? Treason by default? Guandolo showed the overriding element that allows the whole MB program to work is Political Correctness – which I define as “the manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist!” How appropriate. READ ENTIRETY (Obama’s 57 States “Gaffe” Proof He Is Muslim? By Jerry Todd; Western Journalism; 7/9/12)
Look who said he considers the US Constitution Islamically Compliant and the USA an Islamic Country…
Mohammed Elibiary – Homeland Security Adviser, Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, declared victory:
“I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.”
[Blog Editor: The Frontpagemag.com article is written by Robert Spencer an expert on nefarious Islam related to Mohamed Elibiary in a largely tongue-in-cheek essay about Elibiary’s beliefs and U.S. government infiltration.]
… Mohamed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, declared victory: “I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.”
It could be a canny new Homeland Security strategy: end the jihad against the U.S. by surrendering to it. If Elibiary can convince the Islamic jihadists who are waging jihad warfare against the United States that America is already “an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution,” they will have nothing left to fight for, at least against us, since the goal of jihad is to impose Islamic law wherever possible, and ultimately over the world entire.
Also: will the payment of the jizya, the poll tax that the Qur’an (9:29) demands be paid by the subjugated non-Muslims, be written into the existing tax code, or will it become a new layer of the Washington bureaucracy, bringing with it a new raft of forms for beleaguered American taxpayers, and a new raft of thorny problems for H & R Block? And what of the same verse’s command that the subjugated people display “willing submission” to the Muslims, and “feel themselves subdued”? A huge new bureaucratic apparatus will be needed to ensure that non-Muslims are denied equality of rights with Muslims in every way possible, and the civil rights community will have to turn on a dime to trying to secure equal rights for all citizens to working to deny them for non-Muslims and women.
Counter-terror researcher Patrick Poole reported at PJ Media in 2011 that “Elibiary may have been given access to a sensitive database of state and local intelligence reports, and then allegedly shopped some of those materials to a media outlet.” According to Poole, Elibiary approached “a left-leaning media outlet” with reports marked For Official Use Only that he said demonstrated rampant “Islamophobia” in the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The media outlet declined to do a story, but what was Elibiary doing shopping them Official Use Only documents in the first place?
There have been questions about Elibiary’s true allegiances for years. He was one of the speakers at a December 2004 conference in Dallas titled “A Tribute to the Great Islamic Visionary.” The visionary in question was none other than the founding father of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Ayatollah Khomeini.
… READ ENTIRETY (Mohamed Elibiary Declares Victory Over the Constitution; By Robert Spencer; Frontpagemag.com; 11/1/13)
WHO IS REALLY WATCHING EVERYTHING WE THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING AND DOING???
WHO IS REALLY CROSSING THE BORDER WHILE CHILDREN ARE WHATS BEING REPORTED?????
LISTEN TO WHAT Dennis Michael Lynch [Link inactive] SAYS ABOUT WHO AND HOW MANY ARE CROSSING THE BORDER!
DML on BORDER CRISIS
Published by Dennis Michael Lynch
Published on June 9, 2014
DML appears on TKF
DML on OBAMA EXECUTIVE AMNESTY
Published by Dennis Michael Lynch
Published on Apr 26, 2014
DML chats with M. Kelly about the potential for Pres. Obama’s to use his mighty pen.
This will form alliances with those illegal immigrants to make the civilian national Military that Obama needs to take down and secure the USA, and it’s NOT the CHILDREN they will be creating the Military Force with, it will be who Dennis Lynch says we DON’T KNOW WHO IS CROSSING THE BORDER WITH!!!!!
I got to thinking about what this Congressman said this Morning and the evidence is profound, “listen to what the Congressman says @ 3:20 about , Maybe we do not know who runs the Whitehouse“:
Youtube Version: Fall Guy? Officials Now Saying Hagel Made Final Call on Bergdahl Swap
Published by Elizabeth Gagne
Published on Jun 10, 2014
It can be debated that who runs the Whitehouse made the decisions about what to do with the Benghazi Attacks and I say the Ambassador and the security team were sacrificed for the cause of taking over the USA Policy on the Middle East, and the Controllers of the US Dollar as the Petrol Dollar in OPEC, is why we see the sacrifices being allowed by USA enemies NOW Running the Policies of the USA!!!!! DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THE USA SOCIETY WOULD BE LIKE IF WE LOSE THE TRADE CURRENCY STATUS???
THIS IS WHY WE SEE ALL THE KINDS OF CONSTITUTIONAL SACRIFICES WE SEE GOING ON!!!!!!
WAKE UP AMERICA, DON’T BE APATHETIC!!!!!!!! The scandals we see going on are being orchestrated by the INNER CIRCLE running the WHITEHOUSE!!!!!!!
Look who’s running the White House show!!!!!
Arif Alikhan – Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security , We are being fundamentally transformed from inside our Policy Making and Enforcement executive branch of OUR GOVERNMENT !!!! http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/4108
Rashad Hussain – Special Envoy to the Organizationon of the Islamic Conference (OIC). In September 2004, Hussain played a role in the Muslim Students Association’s annual conference, which was founded by Muslim Brotherhood in 1963 and is also listed as one the group’s fronts in its own documents.
President Obama has chosen Rashad Hussain to be his special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, a post originally created by the Bush Administration in 2008. Hussain’s past association with Muslim Brotherhood-connected entities raises major questions about the type of outreach he envisions for the Muslim world.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report took a look at Hussain’s official biography and found several concerning affiliations. The first is that in October 2000, Hussain spoke at a conference sponsored by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists, which was listed in an internal Muslim Brotherhood document as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends,” and the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University, which receives Saudi funding and is directed by prominent Muslim Brotherhood advocate, John Esposito.
In September 2004, Hussain played a role in the Muslim Students Association’s annual conference, which was founded by Muslim Brotherhood in 1963 and is also listed as one the group’s fronts in its own documents. Since then, many of its nearly 600 college chapters have engaged in extremism and the group closely collaborates with the other Brotherhood fronts. For example, MSA was part of an umbrella organization called the American Muslim Taskforce that led a campaign against the FBI’s use of informants in mosques and accused the agency of “anti-Muslim activity.” Several Brotherhood affiliates are in this coalition including the Muslim-American Society, the Islamic Circle of North America, the Islamic Society of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
At this conference, Hussain spoke alongside the daughter of Professor Sami Al-Arian, who was convicted of being a key leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group and later admitted to being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hussain also defended Al-Arian and described his prosecution as being a “politically-motivated persecution.” The network of Brotherhood-affiliated groups have consistently been on his side throughout the entire ordeal and celebrated his release.
Hussain’s view on the cause of terrorism is important to note as it will play a significant role in the Obama Administration’s outreach to the Muslim world. He quoted a study that concluded that “The primary cause of broad-based anger and anti-Americanism is not a clash of civilizations but the perceived effect of U.S. foreign policy in the Muslim world.” In this statement, it appears that he believes that terrorism is the product of opposition to foreign policy, rather than the product of a politico-religious totalitarian ideology, which explains his opposition to terms like “Islamic terrorism.”
… READ ENTIRETY (Rashad Hussain’s Troubling Ties; By Ryan Mauro; Frontpagemag.com; 2/10/2010)
Salam al-Marayati – Obama Adviser – founder Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director, you will not believe this guys background!!!!!!!!!!!!
And check these positions out, WHY IS THIS GUY EVEN CLOSE TO THE WHITEHOUSE?????
Al-Marayati seems a polite, moderate Arab-American Muslim, is a frequent media spokesperson for American Muslims and was the Clintons’ guest at the White House several times. He espouses American ideals and has reached out to the Christian and Jewish communities. An Iraqi-American, Al-Marayati co-founded and became director of the Los Angeles based MPAC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, in 1988 to bring help integrate Muslims into American politics and give them a voice.
While Al-Marayati is not as radical as his MPAC colleagues–Maher H. Hathout and former board member Mahdi Bray-or as his coalition organizations such as CAIR, he is not a moderate. Consider some of his positions:
… READ THE REST (Salam Al-Marayati: Profile and Biography; By Stand4Facts.org; Discover the Networks)
Imam Mohamed Magid – Obama’s Sharia Czar – Islamic Society of North America, We have a Shadow Executive Administration calling the shots in the Whitehouse and it’s Destroying the USA With Debt, Illegal Border Crossings, Replacing the Leaders of the US Military, and creating the distrust needed in world alliances to isolate the US dollar as the world’s trade currency leaving the USA helpless on ALL FRONTS of sustaining its society, and this is when the Fundamental Transformation will begin !!!!
We are Under Attack through Our White House Executive Office!!!!!!
Eboo Patel – Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, can we just overlook radicalism????
· Has ties to Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
· Was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009
· Describes the revolutionary communist Van Jones as an “American patriot,” a “faith hero,” and one of “the true giants of history”
In 2005 Patel and several young radicals co-authored the book Letters from Young Activists: Today’s Rebels Speak Out. Among Patel’s co-authors were Chesa Boudin (the adopted son of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers) and Ismail Khalidi (the son of Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi). The book’s Preface was written by Ayers’ wife, Weather Underground co-founder Bernardine Dohrn. The back cover featured an endorsement from the convicted cop-killer and former Black Panther Party member Mumia Abu-Jamal. And on the Acknowledgments page, Patel and his fellow authors thanked Ayers personally for the “guidance” and “encouragement” he had provided.
In 2006 Patel published Building the Interfaith Youth Movement: Beyond Dialogue to Action. The book’s Afterword was written by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, famous for having led an effort to construct a large mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan.
… READ ENTIRETY (EBOO PATEL; Determine the Networks)
[Blog Editor: You get the idea about old Eboo. He is a good example of the nefarious unholy alliance between Leftist-Marxism and Radical Islam.]
Obama is Destabilizing the Middle East on Purpose to Inflate Energy Prices and Lower the Rate of Consumption to Affect Climate Change Policy
Sent: 6/15/2014 8:43 AM
Obama is preparing for the fundamental transformation of the USA by insisting Climate Change is Real and that allowing the Middle East to destabilize and allow the Islamic Pipeline to evolve. This will destabilize the Dollar Priced Oil market sending Energy Prices skyrocketing so that Nationalization of the market in the USA will mean controlling the rate of consumption thereby effecting the CO2 emission rate and fitting the Policy to reduce Climate Change.
As Energy and other Consumer Prices rise and restrict Individual Freedoms, civil unrest is predicted to break out and the DoD is Preparing for the situation see this:
RT: Pentagon spending millions to prepare for mass civil unrest
The Pentagon is pumping millions of dollars annually into programs that set out to explore the factors responsible for creating civil unrest around the world, The Guardian reported this week.
An article by journalist Nafeez Ahmed published by the paper on Thursday this week acknowledges that the little-known United States Department of Defense program — the Minerva Research Initiative — has since 2008 partnered with universities “to improve DoD’s basic understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US.”
According to the program’s website, it has recently awarded millions of dollars to be divvied up among 12 proposals from colleges that have launched projects relevant to the Pentagon’s interest, including a Cornell University study called “Tracking Critical-Mass Outbreaks in Social Contagions” as well as others involving state stability, social disequilibrium and, in one instance, “Understanding American Muslims Converts in the Contexts of Security and Society.” The funding all comes entirely from the Dept. of Defense.
“The total funds awarded for this set of projects is expected to be around six million dollars in the first year and $17 million over three years,” the Minerva Initiative acknowledged on its website.
Writing for The Guardian, Ahmed investigated these programs further and determined that many are directly involved in mass protests and other acts of civil unrest witnessed by the world in recent years. …
“The Department of Defense takes seriously its role in the security of the United States, its citizens, and US allies and partners,” Dr Erin Fitzgerald, the Minerva Initiative’s director, told The Guardian. “While every security challenge does not cause conflict, and every conflict does not involve the US military, Minerva helps fund basic social science research that helps increase the Department of Defense’s understanding of what causes instability and insecurity around the world. By better understanding these conflicts and their causes beforehand, the Department of Defense can better prepare for the dynamic future security environment.” READ ENTIRETY (RT: Pentagon spending millions to prepare for mass civil unrest; By Adem Altan; Russia Today (RT) via 2012: What’s the ‘real’ truth? 6/14/14 – originally published 6/13/14)
[Blog Editor: In case you are unaware the English online version of RT is a propaganda tool of Russia. The blogger that posted the RT article is obviously a Left Wing New Ager with an affinity for the cult leader named Drunvalo Melchizedek.
Edited by John R. Houk
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