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REAL NEWS Feb. 07

Posted by Xaniel777 on February 7, 2012

TODAY’S NEWS : February 07, 2012

Ron Paul: Vote Rigged Against Him In Nevada?

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Feb 6, 2012

Amid reports of more ballots cast than voters, even Fox News ( Fox News?? who’d have thought it, right ~~ Xaniel777 ) questions dirty tricks in the Nevada Caucus vote.

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Your last 26 days of life…

( Give or Take a Day or two, I figure. But that just me )~~ Xaniel777

From Clif High’s Webbot Site : HALF PAST HUMAN.com

On March 2, 2012, the zionists (Israeli Mossad and CIA agents) who are the stooges of the central banksters, will attack an American naval ship (as they did with the USS Liberty).

{ XANIEL’S NOTE : Most likely one of the two older Navy Vessels ( or both?? ) that were due to be scraped soon. The Navy recently sent them to the Persian Gulf.  What to place bets on why? } ~~ Xaniel777

They will try to sink this ship with a huge loss of life of American sailors.

They will pretend to be Iranians to make you mad at Iran.

They intend to provoke officialdom in the US and Russia and China into killing us all.

Much of officialdom (masons, illuminati, agents of Rome (opus dei et al), zionists) are in on this false flag attack, and their fervent hope for WAR to end your life, and the lives of over ONE BILLION other humans (your relatives on this planet).

So much of humanity on this planet has been made crazy by the Rothchilds / Rockefellers and all the priests/potentates and other a@#holes who put themselves on top of us all by lying and cheating and murder.

They plan on yet another f@#&ing great war to kill off as many of us as they can.

If they succeed, and the war is created;

no more taxes will I pay ever to anyone.

no more of their laws will I obey.

if I survive the smoking, nuclear wasteland that will be the west coast of the USofA and most of earth, and there are any of the former central banksters and their masters alive, I will swear the remnant of my life to bringing them to justice. And I know what that means, even if the psychopathic pedofilic fu#&@ards do not.

My message to them…all of officialdom is simple….you know fear. You live on the fear of others. Now it is your turn.

Fear us now.

We know you now.

Your names are recorded.

Your lives are in our hands.

Killing billions of us only convinces the rest that we have nothing left to lose.

You taught us to fear you.

Now the fear is gone, only hate remains.

Fear us now.

Or we come for you later.

 posted February 6, 2012 by clif high

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BUT ALSO SEE THIS :

False Flag Ahead?

From URBAN SURVIVAL

By George Ure

Interesting developments in the predictive linguistics over the weekend, now alluding to the possibility of a false-flag attack in the opening days of March being “on.”

 We have not been able to confirm it, but seems there’re some reports of moving US military units out of the US and purported issuance of travel passes to the outbound troops which will allow, upon their return for travel to different regions within the US…but as I said, no confirmation.  Still…sometimes where there’s smoke….

What makes this such an interesting bit of buzz to be picket up on the net is that there are a series of international events being moved into position which could become the nominal cause for global war, and which could be seen as a way to hide the massive financial scandals yet unresolved – and besides the bankruptcy of Europe, the pending Dollar disaster as our federal budget goes nonlinear, there’s all that disappearing money from the likes of MF Global…

 A war, especially a large one, deliberately sewt in arsonist-fashion would be an all-too-convenient way of burying (or vaporizing) the evidence.  Think of 9/11 replayed on a global scale. Not a happy thought to begin the week.

 Which gets us to how those pieces are being moved around on the board…

 Deadly Syria

Bombing and urban fighting continue in the Syrian city of Homs where rebellion against the Assad government seems centered.

 Meantime, Russia, which has an aircraft carrier just off Syria, last we heard, has decried the US/West for being hysterical over their positioning of forces and support for the killer regime in Damascus..

 Iran War Drums Beat

Israel has announced a new boss for its air force, and no surprise here:  He figures Iran is his top concern.

 President Obama says that our country and Israel are still hoping to solve things diplomatically.

 But more and more pressure is being brought to bear by the conventional press/ MSM, which are running op-ed pieces suggesting things like “A nuclear Iran would put us over a barrel…

 As one of our readers puts it, looking at the other side of things:

“Meantime, there’s a report that Iran has completed material to build a bomb and with that, their missiles could reach the US. “

No why would that be a problem?

Oh yeah, it would mean Iran would have an effective deterrent against a western invasion.

Can’t let them have that, can we, it would de-rail the west’s invasion plans …

Does anyone really believe that Iran, even if it had nukes, would fire them off?

What would be the benefit to Iran?

It would, for sure, end their oil exports to China…

The whole world situation is looking more and more like a massive spreadsheet with a massive circular reference involving 50+ cells…

Coping:  Betting on What March Brings

It’s become something of a part-time job around here keeping track of all the various things readers are proposing/supposing for the dramatic shit into predictive linguistics “release language” come March.  To give you an idea, here’s a list of possible candidates – in no particular order, by the way:

  • Nothing will happen  and it will all just turn out to be a flurry of headlines.

  • A great economic collapse will afflict the entire world bringing pain and suffering to billions, and because of supply chain disruptions, famine will follow shortly thereafter.  And as a follow-on, then comes disease and so forth.

  • A massive “solar event” launches a huge coronal mass ejection (CME) Earthward (like the 1969 Canadian/Northeast impacting one), or the grand-daddy of them all, a Carrington Event.

  • War break out in Syria and quickly escalates to involve the US and Russia/China in a super power showdown – often called World War III, since it would really be World War IV, since III was the Cold War and Vietnam and lots of other actions were its constituents, but why be picky?

  • Ditto, except instead of Damascus being glazed by burning mushrooms, the adventure begins with Israel using nuclear bunker-busting of Iran’s deep assembly rooms where they’re working on a bomb, and after a lull of three-six days, the whole world lobs about nuclear hardware.  Global cooling sets in, regardless of either one of these and the role of the name Vincent/Vincenzia (Vinson?) should emergent answered from this.

  • Global earth-change such as dramatic climate shift, polar shift, or something on that order; A collapse of the undersea landslide in the Canary Islands (La Palme/Cumbre Vieja) and the whole US East Coast deals with 50-100 foot wave(s) from that…

  • Bird flu, which has popped up again in at least five countries, though in apparently confined cases might do the job, but not too sure about that…could be too small, even if millions die.  Flu kills every year anyway and it is “cold and flu” season along in here somewhere…

  • Or, the language just goes into a big decline as the government cracks down on internet sites and the free exchange of ideas and such which has come from the viral spread of numedia/social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and so on.  It may be argued, from a public policy perspective, that non-official versions of reality are simply becoming too profuse and alternative (more honest?) assessments that may not rhyme all nice and proper-like with the corpgov agenda just can’t be allowed to continue.

One could actually toss in a lot of smaller events, but they wouldn’t have the global impact since whatever March brings with it in model space is all about global effects.  So, for example,  Newt Gingrich dropping out of the run for the White House wouldn’t even move that meter.

 Lots of readers have come with their own spins on things.  Here’s an example:

Hi George,

Just a couple of ideas to counter your growing gloomy doom list for the March Event:

1. Disclosure of ET/UFO reality and consequently the Free Energy/New Electrics technology that goes along with it (or disclosure of just the Free Energy). Instant paradigm shift out of Petroleum, Coal, and Nuclear and an end to the cash cow for many of TPTW.

2. The ‘white hats’ in strategic positions of influence (mostly military patriots) stage a coup and round up all of the minions of TPTW. Knocks the legs out from under the plans for nasty things in the works.

Yes, these are technically feasible, but frankly, the probabilities are extremely low.  The reason?  The UFO disclosure stuff hasn’t happened yet in all of human history (although there is a case to be made the bible was really a UFO/extraterrestrial off-world intervention in human affairs) so why now?

 And on the “white hats” idea, sorry, but that one is just so near to a zero chance it might as well be off the table, too.  Despite the resurgent interest in living a moral like – examples include Oath Keepers and others – the idea that there will be a sudden resurgence of “doing what’s right” has about the same odds as me winning the Texas Lotto.

 So that’s where we are this morning…so with about four weeks to run until we get into the whatever-it-is falling out of language change studies, we ought to have the answer to the big “What is IT?” question soon enough.

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Bush Knew Bin Laden Murdered in 2001

Post by poorrichard at Poor Richards blog

 by  on Feb 5 2012

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     Toledo Blade, January 19, 2002

Bin Laden Death Deemed Murder of CIA Case Officer as 9/11 Coverup

 BY GORDON DUFF, SENIOR EDITOR

President George W. Bush knew Osama bin Laden was a CIA agent and in no way ever involved in 9/11. 

He knew bin Laden personally from family visits and knew bin Laden had been to the White House while living in the US under the cover name of “Tim Osmon.”  

This has been verified by CIA officials.
Bush also knew bin Laden died on December 13, 2001.  How did he know?  He read it on Fox News:

Report: Bin Laden Already Dead

Published December 26, 2001 FoxNews.com

      This is not how it happend

Usama bin Laden has died a peaceful death due to an untreated lung  complication, the Pakistan Observer reported, citing a Taliban leader  who allegedly attended the funeral of the Al Qaeda leader.
“The Coalition troops are engaged in a mad search operation but they would  never be able to fulfill their cherished goal of getting Usama alive or dead,”  the source said.

Bin Laden, according to the source, was suffering from a serious lung  complication and succumbed to the disease in mid-December, in the vicinity of  the Tora Bora mountains. The source claimed that bin Laden was laid to rest  honorably in his last abode and his grave was made as per his Wahabi belief.

About 30 close associates of bin Laden in Al Qaeda, including his most  trusted and personal bodyguards, his family members and some “Taliban friends,”  attended the funeral rites. A volley of bullets was also fired to pay final  tribute to the “great leader.”
The Taliban source who claims to have seen bin Laden’s face before burial  said “he looked pale … but calm, relaxed and confident.”

Asked  whether bin Laden had any feelings of remorse before death, the source  vehemently said “no.” Instead, he said, bin Laden was proud that he succeeded in  his mission of igniting awareness amongst Muslims about hegemonistic designs and  conspiracies of “pagans” against Islam. Bin Laden, he said, held the view that  the sacrifice of a few hundred people in Afghanistan was nothing, as those who  laid their lives in creating an atmosphere of resistance will be adequately  rewarded by Almighty Allah.

When asked where bin Laden was buried, the  source said, “I am sure that like other places in Tora Bora, that particular  place too must have vanished.”

        Tim Osmon and Brzezinski

CIA officials report that, even after 9/11, they were actively seeking a kidney transplant for bin Laden to keep him alive.  They confirmed that he was actively being paid, had security clearances and was working on assignments received on or after 9/11.

They also confirmed bin Laden had, because of health reasons, not been living in Bahrain as thought but San Diego.  While there, he visited the White House and met with George H. W. Bush and other members of the Bush family including George W. Bush.
Bin Laden felt betrayed when the President, a man he knew as a personal friend, ordered his killing after 9/11, particularly since bin Laden was an active CIA agent.

Other “hunts” for bin Laden were staged to provide him cover while his severe illness put him in and out of American hospitals, something that would have destroyed his credibility with many groups he worked with.

I confirmed bin Laden’s death in a personal meeting with General Athar Abbas and his staff in 2010.  They confirmed that America has been aware of bin Laden’s death for all along.  General Abbas refused to answer other questions on this subject.

MURDER

Bin Laden died of kidney disease, being forced to leave his dialysis machine behind when American troops came to his home to kill him.  As a response, bin Laden did an interview with Al Jazeera denying any involvement with 9/11 and suggesting America look elsewhere.
This is from the official CIA transcript of Osama bin Laden’s last public statement:

CIA Official Transcript

  • “The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the US system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive.”

  • “They can be any one, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia.”

  • “Then you cannot forget the American Jews, who are annoyed with President Bush ever since the elections in Florida and want to avenge him.”

  • “Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these (FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 180)  agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taliban and then this incident happened.”

  • “Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the US secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the US Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat.”

  • “President Bush or any other US President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks.”

General Hamid Gul

This statement was made September 24, 2001.
There are no further statements from Osama bin Laden.
This transcript is officially certified by the Central Intelligence Agency.

By what information we have, from the CIA, from Pakistan, from interviews with ISI Director General at the time, Major General Hamid Gul, the death of Osama bin Laden was the murder of a CIA agent by Presidential order so as to silence dissent and cover up what appears to be a conspiracy of sorts, as many now see 9/11.

MORE MURDER

Presidential Order

With bin Laden, a CIA operative, murdered through denial of needed medical care, at presidential order, who else was similarly murdered?
Minimally, we can consider all who died searching for, not just someone uninvolved in 9/11, but a decorated CIA operative, as a victim of an illegal cover operation meant to hide a criminal act.
Every soldier killed in Afghanistan, hunting the imaginary Al Qaeda or the long dead Osama bin Laden was murdered.

EVEN MORE MURDER


Pakistani television interviewed individuals who witnessed a helicopter crash killing its American crew and passengers at Abbottabad, a mission supposedly meant to credit President Obama with the killing of a long dead CIA agent.
The video has been suppressed, classified and removed from Youtube and the records of the TV network that held it.  However, Veterans Today has a full translated transcript of that video:

This is a screenshot from the interview you are reading

Anchor: Welcome back, Mohammad Bashir is a resident of Abboottabad’s Bilal Town. Muhammad Bashir might seem an ordinary guy but he is no ordinary guy.

Muhammad Bashir lives in front of Osama Ben Laden’s house in Bilal Town Abbottabad.

On 2nd of May, Muhammad Bashir was present on his rooftop from where he saw the whole American operation against Osama Ben Laden with his own eyes.

Yesterday when our team was present In Bilal Town, Abbottabad, near Osama Ben Laden’s hose, Muhammad Bashir came to us and said, “Sister, I need to tell you something, something that is a burden on my heart and soul”, just listen to what he said.

Bashir: I am going to share something about the Abbottabad operation which till this day nobody else has told you.

Anchor: But Muhammad Bashir was a little afraid too, while talking to me he telephoned his relative, Vice President of Jummat-e-Islami, Abdur Razzaq Abasi, watch it

       Who Really Was There?

Reporter: Tell me your name and tell me whare do you live

Bashir: Let me first, Let me talk to him one minute, i will give you full interview, full or half?

Reporter: Full Full

Bashir: Let me first talk to him

Reporter: To whom? To Abbasi?

Bashir: yes, to Abbasi

Anchor: Muhammad Bashir told us something that no one said before. So we checked his identity card, we also confirmed that he really lives there, we asked from the senior fellows about him. We were very astonished by his story just see and listen what he said.

Bashir: We were awake, not asleep, a helicopter came, some men came down from that, into that house, then that helicopter went away

Reporter: How many men?

Bashir: 10-12, then that helicopter took rounds of those rear hills, then he came back and when he came back, two more helicopters arrived, one from the west and other from the north, there was a blast in the first helicopter and it was on fire, we immediately came out, when we reached there, the helicopter was burning, then after about 20 minutes the army and police arrived, they pushed us back, now we are asking that if Osama was here then who took him to america because all those men that came in the helicopter died in the blast, now if Osama was in that helicopter he must have died and got burnt in that helicopter too, then how they took him? this is a question of serious concern. America claims they they killed him and picked him up. How they picked him up? This is what we are thinking

      Pakistani Video Screenshot

Reporter: Was there only one helicopter?

Bashir? Yes the other that came flew away to Mansehra, there was only one that landed the men and came back to pick them but as he was picking them up, it blew away and caught fire.

Reporter: Then were in it when it blew?

Bashir: Yes They were.

Reporter: How you know?

Bashir: We saw it with our own eyes

Reporter: You saw dead man?

Bashir: Yes, dead men,

Reporter: How many?

Bashir: I couldnt count them because then the compound was on fire. The gate was open, we went in, the army and police hadnt arrived then, there were some people but they werent stopping them. The whole neighborhood has seen that but they are silent now.

Bashir: We saw the helicopter burning, we saw the dead bodies, then everything was removed and now there is nothing

The only unburned part of the helicopter

Reporter: How many dead bodies you saw?

Bashir: We couldn’t count them because they were blown into pieces.

The reporter asked Bashir to narrate the story again.

Bashir said we could see the faces of those men but they were speaking pashto. I dont know whether they were Pakistani or American army or people of agencies, as you know that agency people can speak many languages.

May be they were speaking Pashto so that we consider them Pakistani.

They knocked and banged at our doors and told us not to come out.

I laid down on my rooftop and was watching them.

My kids were calling me, I told them to go to their rooms and let me check whats going on.

The reporter asks Bashir, that when he saw that the helicopter was American what was he thinking then?

Bashir said that he got afraid. He didn’t had in his mind that they will attack that house. He thought that they might have come to attack the Pakistan Army.

The reporter asked so when was your cousin Shamraiz taken away?

Bashir: Shamrez was at our home, as the helicopter exploded, me and many others went out of our homes to see what happened. Shamrez also came out and the gate of the compound was open, we went in, every thing was lying scattered, as it is a huge compound, some body parts were lying here, some there, legs, arms, heads, broken and torn body parts, during that time some part of the helicopter inside, may be the engine or other fuel related part had an explosion so we rushed out. During that time Shamrez was taken away, he is in his home now, but no one is allowed to meet him and i couldn’t get a chance to talk to him later.

Then the anchor says that they had vegetations inside the compound and Shamrez was their gardener. We know that two men Arshad and Tariq used to live there. They had good relations with the neighbours, they used to buy things from the local store. Sometimes imported dates and used to send many things to their neighbours.

     Burned helicopter wreckage

Then the reporter is at Abdullah Ben Zubair Mosque, which is the nearest to compound of Osama.

She asks a guy: do you think people would have been glad and happy if they would have ever met osama?

The guy : Yes, possibly. Because he was a muslim and he believed in God.

This is the whole story! Every aspect and point translated.

The gentleman being interviewed lives across from the compound. His cousin Sahab Jamrez Khan used to grow vegetables in the compound. He was taken away in all the hullabaloo on tape @10.29 Bashir says he did not see when they wisked his cousin away.

Interviewer asks “Have you spoken to your cousin?”

Bashir “No, I have not seen him yet he in in the house. “They will not let him get out” “They will not let me get in.”

2 other men Arshad Sahib and Tariq Sahib used to go to market to shop for that compound and bought international brand items. Dates, dried meat found in compound. Also food used to come from compound to Bashir’s house Kabulu Pilau and things like that used to be presented to Bashir. They will follow up with more information. In the end the lady is standing in front of Abdullah Bin Zubair mosque. The mosque was with in walking distance of the compound. She asks people if Osama did attend this mosque people would have be happy? The one answered maybe. The other said Osama did “not” live here but he was muslim and believed in God. Interview ends.

Another thing to note is that Bashir mentioned that we are very “sharif” meaning law abiding honest people. His town was a peaceful place no excitement no murders, fights, and he is unhappy how they have made his town so frightful with all this news. One thing is very clear in this video. Two helicopters hovered never landed. One landed dropped Pashto speaking poeple on the roof 10-12 of them Helicopter left fo 20 minutes returned to load people in and small blast engine failure fire helicopter parts all over. Body parts arms, legs, head, all over. Pakistani Army/Police came in dispersed crowd. The whole scene is cleaned up totally now. No evidence left to examine.

This is the Official Media Version – One that has gone through several stages of evolution

Several days later, an “official” helicopter crash happened to account for the deaths of those who died on the staged phony bin Laden killing, victims of poor planning and a helicopter pilot who flew into a wall when his night vision goggles were disabled by light sources on the ground.  I’ve been to this dance once or twice before.

From a Veterans Today story, August 6, 2011:

Today 31 NATO troops, 20 of them Navy Seals from the Osama bin Laden operation died in what is reported as a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.  

The chances of this story being true is almost nil.  The chances of this being a staged coverup is over 80%.  We believe these people were murdered to silence them.  This is why.

We have solid information on two areas:

  1. Osama bin Laden died in 2001 as an active CIA employee and his body was recovered in Afghanistan and taken to “the sand box.”  We were told it was frozen.  We have so much verification from this, CIA, ISI, US military and top officials.  I have a direct confirmation from Bin Laden’s CIA handler who I grilled mercilessly on this.

  2. The Abbottabad operation involved numerous American deaths, witnessed, bodies all over, a helicopter crash. (suppressed translated TV interview below) (now classified and “missing”)  These bodies were recovered by land vehicle from Islamabad and there was NO “successful” bin Laden operation of any kind.  There was and has been a CIA safe house in Abbotabad where terror suspects were stored for years.

    Depleted Uranium Ammunition

How do we count murders?  Was bin Laden a murder?  Were the 3000 on 9/11 murdered and, if so, by whom?

Were all killed in the War on Terror, nearly 1.4 million dead, murder victims including some found to have died of radiation sickness, not from Depleted Uranium but from the illegal use of nuclear weapons by US forces.

That story including a BBC report and interview transcripts is available here.

Do we include the terrorist deaths in Pakistan, now numbering over 30,000 or their 8500 military dead as murders tied to 9/11?
Then we have the planes though no part, be it black box, engine, wing component or even cocktail napkin survived 9/11.  Every piece of evidence was systematically destroyed immediately in direct contravention of law.

Do you now wonder why a man dead for a decade was thrown into the sea or why Navy Seals were piled onto a National Guard helicopter for the first time in history and then conveniently plowed into the side of a mountain?

When and if you vote, realize you will be voting for people who chose silence or to be silenced over so many deaths, so many crimes, crimes and deaths so obvious, so  easy to prove. Choose carefully.

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Homeland Security: You’re All ‘Militia Extremists’ Now

Love the Constitution? Hate government regulations? New DHS “lexicon” brands you a “militia extremist.”

From PJ Media
Voice of a free America

A recently published “lexicon” distributed to thousands of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) targets citizens concerned about their Second Amendment rights and the steady encroachment of the federal government, categorizing such as “militia extremists.”

The “lexicon,” marked Unclassified/For Official Use Only (FOUO), is dated November 10, 2011, and was sent out by email to law enforcement and homeland security agencies on November 14 by LaJuan E. Washington of the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis.

We have exclusively posted the DHS “lexicon” here.

Its definition of “militia extremists” states:

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who facilitate or engage in acts of violence directed at federal, state, or local government officials or infrastructure in response to their belief that the government deliberately is stripping Americans of their freedoms and is attempting to establish a totalitarian regime. These individuals consequently oppose many federal and state authorities’ laws and regulations, (particularly those related to firearms ownership), and often belong to armed paramilitary groups. They often conduct paramilitary training designed to violently resist perceived government oppression or to violently overthrow the US Government. (Page 2 of 3, emphasis added)

So what drives militia extremism according to DHS now is “belief that the government deliberately is stripping Americans of their freedoms.” It is demonstrated by opposing “many federal and state authorities’ laws and regulations, (particularly those related to firearms ownership).” Would writing about those topics (as I am now) fall under “facilitation”? On its face, it’s hard to see how it could be excluded under DHS’s broad definition.

Another indicator, according to DHS, is that militia extremists “often belong to paramilitary groups,” which would mean that there are “militia extremists” who aren’t part of a militia. So if you oppose federal regulations and support the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and though you don’t actually belong to a militia, you can still be branded a “militia extremist” by your own government, and presumably be targeted by law enforcement agencies. The “Reporting Notice” found on Page 3 of 3 of the “lexicon” encourages recipients to do exactly that:

DHS and FBI encourage recipients of this document to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to the nearest State and Major Urban Area Fusion Center and to the local FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

And for those who would scoff that my reading is over the top and claim that DHS would never target anyone who wasn’t knowingly and willingly involved in “facilitating and engaging in acts of violence,” the DHS lexicon adds another category, “unwitting co-optees”:

(U//FOUO) Groups or individuals who provide support to terrorism without knowing that their actions are contributing to terrorism. Such individuals may suspect that they are being used. Not all unwitting co-optees are engaging in criminal behavior.

Amazingly, the “lexicon” appears to directly violate standards published by DHS just weeks before the document was sent out.

In October 2011, DHS published its “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Training Guidance and Best Practices,” which was produced by the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and posted on the agency’s website.

Section 2 of that document, titled “Training should be sensitive to constitutional values,” directs:

a) Review the training program to ensure that it uses examples to demonstrate that terrorists and violent extremists vary in ethnicity, race, gender, and religion.
b) Training should focus on behavior, not appearance or membership in particular ethnic or religious communities.
c) Training should support the protection of civil rights and civil liberties as part of national security.Don’t use training that equates religious expression, protests, or other constitutionally protected activity with criminal activity. (emphasis added)

But not only does the “lexicon” target constitutionally protected activity, it specifically targets groups based on race, namely “black supremacist extremists” and “white supremacist extremists.” I have absolutely no problem targeting groups promoting violence based on racial supremacist ideology, but if DHS is going to proscribe the use of such terms and promptly turn around and use such — while in the same breath targeting private citizens for exercising their constitutional rights and freedom of speech in violation of DHS’s own standards — needless to say, that’s a serious problem.

It bears mentioning that an earlier incarnation of the DHS lexicon was the subject of criticism from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress for its targeting of “alternative media” and its shockingly broad definition of the “patriot movement.” A DHS spokesman later claimed that the “lexicon” was sent out prematurely.

Which raises the question of why these various “lexicons” published by the federal government exist in the first place.

Going back to the Bush administration, these “lexicons” have seemingly had a singular purpose: purging the use of “Islam,” “jihad,” and “Muslim” from any official discussion of terrorism. No one should be surprised that none of those terms can be found in the current DHS “lexicon,” despite the fact that even by the most generous estimates, more than 40 percent of domestic terrorism has come from within the Muslim community, which accounts for less than one percent of the population. In its place, federal bureaucrats have invented and promoted a patently meaningless and undefinable category, “violent extremism.”

The roots of this go back to the end of the Bush administration and a March 2008 “lexicon” published by the National Counterterrorism Center. Titled “Words that Work and Words that Don’t: A Guide for Counterterrorism Communication,” it began the effort to purge the usage of the terms “Islam,” “Muslim,” and “jihad” from the vocabulary of government officials.

The Obama administration has taken those efforts even further, removing those terms from the 2009 National Intelligence Strategy, the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the Quadrennial Defense Review, the FBI Counterterrorism Analytical Lexicon, and the DOD Fort Hood report.

And as seen with the criticism of the previous version of the “lexicon,” this is hardly the first time that the DHS Office for Intelligence and Analysis has come under fire for targeting citizens with no connection whatsoever to terrorism.

In 2009, DHS came under fire for a 10-page report, “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” which classified returning war veterans as potential threats. When government watchdogs submitted FOIAs for the sources used in preparing the report, they found that conspiracy websites and far-left outfits had been used, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, which brandedthe American Legion veterans organization as a “hate group.” Information also surfaced that the report had been rushed out over the objections of civil liberties officials. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano was forced to apologizeto veterans groups and withdraw the report.

Nor is this the first time that homeland security agencies have pushed the boundaries on defining “militia extremists.”

Just a few weeks prior to DHS coming under fire for that “right-wing” report, the Missouri Information Analysis Center, funded by DHS grants, issued a report titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” which branded pro-life groups and those opposed to illegal immigration as potential domestic terrorists. Indicators identified in the report included support for third-party candidates. Political signs and bumper stickers were also suspect, with the Revolutionary War-era “Gadsden flag” specifically called out as a “militia symbol.” The Missouri fusion center laterannounced it would stop publishing reports altogether.

In light of the recent publication of the DHS “lexicon” that violates their own guidelines, it seems clear that under Secretary Napolitano, DHS officials are intent on continuing to target innocent citizens merely exercising their constitutional rights.

Meanwhile, groups and individuals that federal prosecutors and even federal judges have identified as supporting foreign terrorist groups are actively courted and legitimized by the Obama administration. Leaders from these terror-tied organizations are even being used to help write the DHS department guidelines on “countering violent extremism.”

Is it any wonder then that just last week it was revealed that a DHS-funded study likened terrorism to “ordinary crime” while omitting any reference to the radicalizing effects of Islamic extremist ideology?

Until Congress pushes back on this malfeasance by DHS and holds Secretary Napolitano accountable, it is likely to continue.

Patrick Poole is a national security and terrorism correspondent for PJMedia.

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