A WSJ reporter who covers the Middle East had a very “troubling” close-encounter with the US police superstate.
Maria Abi-Habib was detained by federal agents at Los Angeles International Airport, who demanded to confiscate her two cell phones, and was shocked to learn that border agents have the authority to do that. The reporter has both U.S. and Lebanese citizenship and was traveling on an American passport. She was flying into Los Angeles from Beirut last Thursday when she taken out of line at immigration. Continue reading »
Department of Homeland Security says collecting social media data will “provide greater clarity and visibility to possible nefarious activity”
File this under Another Unsettling Development: People who want to travel to the United States may soon have their Facebook profiles and other social media accounts “vetted” by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before entering.
A proposed change to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) and to Form I-94W posted to the government’s Federal Register last week suggests adding the following question: “Please enter information associated with your online presence—Provider/Platform—Social media identifier.” Continue reading »
WASHINGTON D.C. — A Department of Homeland Security employee with a top-secret clearance was placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation by federal authorities, after taking a knife, a gun, handcuffs, pepper spray and an infrared camera into headquarters on June 9.
Jonathan Wienke is suspected by authorities of plotting an attack on the ultra-secure HQ and “was conspiring with another to commit workplace violence, and more particularly may have been conspiring or planning to commit violence against senior DHS officials in the building,” according to sources.
On June 10 Wienke was charged with carrying a concealed pistol with no permit and authorities are still investigating.
The agency’s source of power has always been fear.
And now is the time to capitalize upon it.
Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson has seized upon the Orlando shooting and is… rather predictably… using the specter of terrorism as a pretext for instituting gun control on a wider scale. (Of course, he isn’t alone.)
Just days after the State Department issued a travel alert for European visitors (due to the threat of terrorism), it appears the Orlando massacre has pushed The Department of Homeland Security to do the same domestically. For the next five months, DHS warns “we are particularly concerned about homegrown violent extremists who could strike with little or no notice,” adding that “increased public vigilance and awareness continue to be of utmost importance.”
National Terrorism Alert System Bulletin
Date Issued: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
View as PDF: National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin – June 15, 2016 (pdf, 1 page, 876.65KB) Continue reading »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way. Judicial Watch was present when one of the white vans carrying a group of OTMs arrived at the Phoenix Greyhound station on Buckeye Road.
The OTMs are from Honduras, Colombia, El Salvador and Guatemala and Border Patrol officials say this week’s batch was in custody for a couple of days and ordered to call family members in the U.S. so they could purchase a bus ticket for their upcoming trip from Phoenix. Authorities didn’t bother checking the identity of the U.S. relatives or if they’re in the country legally, according to a Border Patrol official directly involved in the matter. American taxpayers pick up the fare for those who claim to have a “credible fear,” Border Patrol sources told JW. None of the OTMs were issued official court appearance documents, but were told to “promise” they’d show up for a hearing when notified, said federal agents with firsthand knowledge of the operation. Continue reading »
The TSA and Homeland must have known that wait times would soar if more rigorous screening was implemented. They did it anyway. As AP reports, in the past three years, the TSA and Congress cut the number of front-line screeners by 4,622 — or about 10 percent — on expectations that an expedited screening program called PreCheck would speed up the lines. However, not enough people enrolled for TSA to realize the anticipated efficiencies. In other words, PreCheck has been in a failure. Not enough Americans have been willing to make themselves “known” to FedGov and Homeland Security. The way to fix it is to make people so miserable that they join.…
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Following ‘Jade Helm’ last summer, 2016 appears to have seen an escalation in social unrest and domestic terrorisim threat reaction among America’s authorities. FEME undertaking domestic riot training in the south last month, battle-tanks rolling through Houston last week, and now the Department of Homeland Security plans a bioterrorism attack drill next in the NYC Subway.
Last summer the state of Texas was ablaze over concerns surrounding the Jade Helm military drills held across the state prompted some to speculate that the Federal government was preparing for either a local insurrection, secession planning contencies for the Lone Star state or even a “Texas takeover.” Continue reading »
On Monday the Supreme Court declined to hear a petition from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) that sought to force the Department of Homeland Security to release details of a secret “killswitch” protocol to shut down cellphone and internet service during emergencies.
EPIC has been fighting since 2011 to release the details of the program, which is known as Standard Operating Procedure 303. EPIC writes, “On March 9, 2006, the National Communications System (‘NCS’) approved SOP 303, however it was never released to the public. This secret document codifies a ‘shutdown and restoration process for use by commercial and private wireless networks during national crisis.’” Continue reading »
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
– John Lennon
Yes, the government is corrupt.
Yes, the system is broken. By broken, I mean it’s “dysfunctional, gridlocked, and, in general, incapable of doing what needs to be done.”
Tags: 1984, Barack Obama, DHS, Dictatorship, Fascism, George Orwell, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, NDAA, New World Order, Obama administration, Police State, Politics, Society, Surveillance, U.S.
Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector General did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security. The director had to resign because of that. Then we went further and did and eight-airport investigation. We had staffers go into eight different airports to test the department of homeland security screening process at major airports. They had a 95 percent failure rate. We had folks—this was a testing exercise, so we had folks going in there with guns on their ankles, and other weapons on their persons, and there was a 95 percent failure rate.
DHS announced that the US nuclear detection office awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide wearable radiation detector devices to the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Transportation Security Administration.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US nuclear detection office awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide wearable radiation detector devices to the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and Transportation Security Administration, the US Homeland Security Department (DHS) said in a press release on Thursday. Continue reading »
(But then again: Rand Paul is an elite puppet, like Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc.)
Rand is a Senator, but he sure does use his power as a Senator to do what he swore to do. Defend the Constitution. This is pretty epic.
Seriously, I’m an IT guy working in the industry a few decades. Listening to this Homeland Security Secretary speak is really comical. If any of you are gearheads, you really have to listen to this guy talk. It will prove to you how strong the concentration of tardness exists at the very top of our govt.
To comply with the 2005 Real ID Act, which the U.S. government has been slowly implementing for the past decade, citizens in a number of different U.S. states will now be forced to obtain a passport if they want to board an airplane – even for domestic flights.
The Department of Homeland Security and representatives with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have declined to comment on why certain states have been singled out, but starting in 2016, residents of New York, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and American Samoa will need a passport to fly domestically. All other states will still be able to use their state-issued driver’s licenses and IDs — for now, at least.
– New Yorkers Without “Enhanced” ID Could Face Travel Restrictions From Homeland Security (Activist Post, Sep 9, 2015):
It has been speculated by those who have been researching the ongoing encroachment of the national security state that it would be fully implemented through a range of restrictions that would make it all but impossible to engage with modern society if one is “non-compliant.”
Enter the “enhanced” driver’s license.
First off, it’s worth noting that having a driver’s license at all is a restriction on one’s liberty. Nevertheless, for those who have given in to that bit of soft tyranny, it now appears that the standard license is not going to be sufficient to travel as you wish. Continue reading »
– Homeland Security Idle on 2008 EMP Threat: “Gov’t Dysfunction Preventing … Protecting Ourselves” (SHFTplan, Aug 3, 2015):
The potential threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has officially captured the attention of politicians in Washington, who are using it as an issue to drive debate about possible military threats and infrastructure overhauls.
The catastrophe that could come from an EMP would be overwhelming and devastating to the infrastructure that hundreds of millions depend upon, yet Homeland Security has done absolutely nothing to harden the grid or take basic precautions since it was warned in a 2008 report. According to the Washington Free Beacon: Continue reading »
– Dave Hodges about Jade Helm, FEMA Camps and the Coming Red Dawn Invasion of America (The Common Sense Show, July 7, 2015):
Radio talk show host Dave Hodges of The Common Sense Show joined the Hagmanns as they analyzed news and current events. Among the topics discussed were the latest pertaining to the massive military drill jade helm, domestic military movements, FEMA camps, and the coming Russia and Chinese Red Dawn invasion of the United States.
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Maybe this picture located near baggage claim at Denver International Airport will make a little more sense after reading this article. Please note the soldier leading people through a tunnel. A tunnel presumably to Walmart? And of course, who could miss the dead child?
– Closed Walmarts Are Micro-chipping and Slave Labor Processing Centers (The Common Sense Show, June 23, 2015):
I think a lot of us in the Independent Media have come to realize is that the key to understanding the depth and breadth of Jade Helm is connected to the goings on at the various closed Walmart stores.
A very clear picture is beginning to emerge as to the end game for closed Walmarts. Walk through this journey of revelation where many of these questions related to the strange happenings at various Walmarts will be answered.
From La Junta, Colorado
I was sent the following email and subsequent videos by Christina Sarro of La Junta, CO. These videos are very telling and provide very strong clues as to the end game of Jade Helm if one knows what they are looking for. Please be patient in these videos. They are raw, on the street reporting and you will have to sift through some irrelevance in order to get to the meet of the matter. These videos are so stunning, that it is very easy to miss just how important these videos are. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Depopulation, DHS, Dictatorship, FEMA, FEMA Camps, Genocide, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, JADE HELM, Microchip, Military, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S., Walmart
– Why Won’t America Fight Back? NWO Brainwashing Techniques Designed to Promote Acceptance of the Coming Genocide (The Common Sense Show, June 22, 2015)
Tags: Barack Obama, Depopulation, DHS, Dictatorship, FEMA, FEMA Camps, Genocide, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, JADE HELM, Military, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S., Walmart
Full article here:
– World War III, Walmart, FEMA Camps, Jade Helm: A Clergy Response Team Insider Reveals What Lies Aheed (The Common Sense Show, June 23, 2015):
Pastor Mansfield’s “Insider” Revelations
Pastor Mansfield was recruited to become a member of the Clergy Response Team which would operate under the control of NOVAD and DHS. Mansfield’s revelations about his experiences are stunning and concerning at the same time.
Pastor Mansfield attended several briefings and he could barely believe his ears. He learned of the government’s plan to enact martial law as well as to implement forced population relocations. Mansfield emphasized that when martial law is enacted, the enforcement would be immediate. In other words, family members will be separated from each other and part of the training that the clergy received was how to comfort separated family members. Continue reading »
– Why are we building a research center full of deadly diseases in the tornado capital of the world? (Grist, June 18, 2015):
Here are some things that do not mix, in no particular order:
- Spilled gasoline & casually discarded matches
- Peanut butter & mayonnaise/ketchup/mustard/anything not jelly
- Godzilla & any major metropolitan area
- Highly toxic airborne pathogens & TORNADOES
With that last one in mind, it may seem especially strange that the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is being moved from an isolated end of Long Island to Manhattan, Kan. — squarely in the middle of Tornado Alley. Here’s the scoop from Slate: Continue reading »
“The National Security Agency’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If a dictator ever took over, the N.S.A. could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back. “
– Senator Frank Church (1975)
– FBI says privacy must take backseat to national security in online fight against ISIS (RT, June 3, 2015):
One of the United States government’s top counterterrorism officials says Congress must help investigators crack the encrypted communications of terrorists as groups like the so-called Islamic State ramp-up their online recruitment efforts.
On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Michael Steinbach, the assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s counterterrorism division, told the House Homeland Security Committee that the FBI is “imploring for Congress to help” law enforcement with its quest to decrypt digital communications. Continue reading »
– EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS Tests Find Security Failures at US Airports (ABC News, June 1, 2015):
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.
The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints. Continue reading »
– The Secret Mountain Our Spies Will Hide In When Washington Is Destroyed (Phase Zero, May 1, 2015):
It’s after midnight. From this mountaintop perch, he can still see the radioactive remains of what used to be Washington, D.C., illuminating the horizon as he exits the helicopter. The nuclear glow serves as stark proof that the intelligence community failed to foresee and prevent the worst, but at least someone was smart enough to build this mountain bunker in rural Virginia for him and his fellow spies to regroup and survive. He opens the reinforced steel door and begins his descent.
This isn’t paranoid conspiracy fiction. This exact scenario was played out this week. Continue reading »
“I respect of the way all Government offices treat ‘genuinely concerned whistleblowers’ the concerns expressed by this Ranger are well founded.
Whether or not his claims re JADE HELM are too, is for us to decide.”
– Texas Rangers Brace for ISIS Led Invasion (Common Sense Show, April 28, 2015):
I wrote an article two days ago entitled The Dual Purpose of Jade Helm. The following email, purportedly from a Texas Ranger supports my notion that Jade Helm more than likely has a dual purpose with the end game consisting of the enforcement of a brutal form of martial law and mass detentions.
Hello Mr. Hodges,
I have been a Texas Ranger for quite some time, and as such, I am privy to much of what is going on with regard to the Midland Walmart store closing, the presence of ISIS on Texas soil and our preparations to combat an insurgent threat. Continue reading »
Seven years ago, the U.S. Army War College issued a report calling on the military to be prepared should they need to put down civil unrest within the country. Summarizing the report, investigative journalist Chris Hedges declared, “The military must be prepared, the document warned, for a ‘violent, strategic dislocation inside the United States,’ which could be provoked by ‘unforeseen economic collapse,’ ‘purposeful domestic resistance,’ ‘pervasive public health emergencies’ or ‘loss of functioning political and legal order.’ The ‘widespread civil violence,’ the document said, ‘would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.’” At what point will all of the government’s carefully drawn plans for dealing with civil unrest, “homegrown” terrorism and targeting pre-crime become a unified blueprint for locking down the nation?
– Turning America Into A Battlefield: A Blueprint For Locking Down The Nation (The Rutherford institute, April 27, 2015):
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
A standing army – something that propelled the early colonists into revolution – strips the American people of any vestige of freedom.How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?
It was for this reason that those who established America vested control of the military in a civilian government, with a civilian commander-in-chief. They did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law: the U.S. Constitution. Continue reading »
Tags: 1984, Ammunition, Barack Obama, DHS, Dictatorship, Drones, Fascism, FEMA, George Orwell, Global News, Government, Homeland Security, JADE HELM, Military, New World Order, Obama administration, Politics, Society, U.S.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal. He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
– Truth Is Washington’s Enemy — Paul Craig Roberts (April 21, 2015):
US Representative Ed Royce (R, CA) is busy at work destroying the possibility of truth being spoken in the US. On April 15 at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs of which Royce is chairman, Royce made use of two minor presstitutes to help him redefine all who take exception to Washington’s lies as “threats” who belong to a deranged pro-Russian propaganda cult.
Washington’s problem is that whereas Washington controls the print and TV media in the US and its vassal states in Europe, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan, Washington does not control Internet sites, such as this one, or media, such as RT, of non-vassal states. Consequently, Washington’s lies are subject to challenge, and as people lose confidence in Western print and TV media because of the propaganda content, Washington’s agendas, which depend on lies, are experiencing rougher sledding. Continue reading »
Tags: Barack Obama, Bloggers, Blogs, DHS, FEMA Camps, Global News, Government, Halliburton, Homeland Security, Internet, Journalism, New World Order, Obama administration, Paul Craig Roberts, Politics, propaganda, Society, Terrorism, U.S., Ukraine