Mapping An ISIS Advance: Syria On The Brink | ZeroHedge

Recently, calls for US ‘boots on the ground’ in Syria have gotten louder after ISIS captured a UNESCO World Heritage site in Syria, overran Ramadi in Iraq, and took credit for a suicide bombing in a Saudi mosque.

The US is now reportedly looking at its options including sending so-called “spotters” to Iraq who will help to make US airstrikes more effective and meanwhile, uber hawks like Senator John McCain (who has himself had a bit of trouble shaking rumors that he was once photographed with the same ISIS forces he now wants to annihilate) saying that as many as 10,000 US troops are necessary to turn the tide. From Bloomberg…

Go here to Zero Hedge for the post, but don’t miss what may be the best comment on the article where ‘Paveway IV’ opines:

…Put 10,000 U.S. troops on the ground, which Syrians will absolutely fucking 100% hate. McCain forgets that even people on the rebel FSA side hate the U.S. now. This must be the new Pentagon requirement for troop deployment: wait until the people on the ground absolutely despise the U.S., are completely unwilling to cooperate and ignore U.S. pleas to return to territory the U.S. wasted U.S. soldier’s lives to conquer.

Locals always know how U.S. intervention ends: the locals are disarmed by the U.S. and defenseless, the U.S. has destroyed their homes and infrastructure, and whoever the U.S. was ‘fighting’ is just going to wait until the Americans leave and then come back and butcher anyone left. The U.S. may ‘hire’ a couple local thugs or petty criminals to act as police, but they will only extort money from the locals and will 100% flee at the sight of any kind of enemy.

The ONLY people in Syria that like the U.S. are the people that get radios, rifle scopes and arms from the U.S.: the rest of the failing FSA, al Nusra and ISIS. I guess we did send the Kurds a few token arms, but that was kind of a wash – the steerable parachutes with the German grenades all managed to fly directly into the ISIS compound er, by mistake I guess. Damn!

Dear McCain: Even a geriatric psychopath like you should be able to understand the futility of stirring up an Arab Spring ethnic cleansing campaign in Syria, killing three-quarters of a million CIVILIANS and funding a fake ‘rebellion’ whose soldiers almost wihtout exception have joined the al Nusra or ISIS head-choppers (and taken their U.S. equipment and TOW-2A’s with them). U.S. soldiers will die by the weapons and TOWs YOU sent to the fake FSA, remember? There will be several hundred more that come back with out arms and legs because YOU sent TONS AND TONS of RDX and ammonium nitrate to the rebels (who are now al Nusra or ISIS) through Turkey. All those expolsives will be used for car bombs and IEDs against American troops.

You launched a coup attempt against Assad and it failed miserably because you could only find psychopaths to serve as rebels. Don’t try to remedy the situation now by sending in our sons and daughters to clean up YOUR FUCKING MESS, you treasonous old bastard. If the Syrians want to ressurect Hitler from the dead and elect him president, then it’s NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS. The Syrians hate our fucking guts – we have destroyed their country for Israel and Qatar and have made around ten million of them homeless and destitute. All of this for oil and gas pipelines for two of the most evil and corrupt nations on earth: Israel and Qatar.

If there is a God in heaven, then there is a wood-chipper SOMEWHERE on earth with your name on it. With any luck, you guys in Washington D.C. still have the one that you used to shred the U.S. constitution. I’m not advocating anyone using violence against you in the least – I’m simply imploring YOU to do the right thing for God and country – just this once.

Do it now, John – the feed cog is calling… It’s calling out to you“John… oh, John… come closer… I’ll make the pain of your treason go away… You’ll be free at last… Come on John, I know you can hear me… step inside and the wood-chipper will forgive your genocide… it won’t judge you – it’s not your fault… your citizens can’t understand you in the special way a wood-chipper can… step into the feed cogs and let me embrace you, John”

Ditto Paveway IV, ditto.

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Taking up a GOA-backed [NJ] Gun Case this Friday (May 2, 2014)

Executive Order: If a Child ‘Confesses’ that Mommy & Daddy Have a Gun in the House, Feds Can Disarm Parents… | RedFlagNews.com

This is all being done by broadening the definition of mental illness to the point of absurdity. Often with the VA there is no psychiatrist or psychologist involved in the determination of incompetence. Instead, some untrained bureaucrat reviews the file of the veteran and if they find any mention of PTSD or the use of the word depression they seize on that and make the declaration of incompetence. There is no legal adjudication process involved in this; the veterans have no right to due process as required by the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution. It is tyranny in its purest form.

The use of phony psychiatry has been a weapon of tyranny for decades. In dictatorships like Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China people who opposed the regime would be declared mentally ill and placed in psychiatric hospitals or internment camps. That way no charges had to be filed and no evidence offered that an individual had committed a crime.

…  The VA is using declarations of mental illness to disarm veterans and there have been reports of states like California doing the same. If it happening to veterans now how long will it be before it starts happening to other American citizens?

Consider this; soon those stalwarts of integrity who run the IRS will have access to the medical records of every American. They will be able to review them to see if you have ever told a doctor that you were depressed, ever suffered from PTSD after the loss of a loved one or from being in an accident, or even suffered from some minor memory loss. Based on the criteria being used by the VA the IRS could declare you mentally defective and put you on the list of people that can’t legally purchase or own firearms.

You also have to consider the fact that one of the 23 so called executive actions on gun control Obama recently signed called for doctors to ask their patients if they owned a firearm. This is not just directed at psychiatrists, but at all physicians including pediatricians. In other words, if your child confesses that Mommy and Daddy have a gun in the house that could conceivably be considered the actions of mentally defective individuals and you could be disarmed. Once we are disarmed we cease to be citizens and become subjects.

via RedFlagNews.com.

Leftovers from Afghanistan and Iraq Wars: 1,558 Amputations; 7,224 Severe Brain Injuries; 118,829 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders |AllGov

George W. Bush with Afghanistan War amputees Neil Duncan and Max Ramsey, July 24, 2006 (photo: Chris Kleponis, Pool, Getty Images)

The American toll from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can be contemplated in many different ways, thanks to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

A new CRS report (pdf) has provided a human accounting not only of how many service personnel died in the two conflicts, but of the many kinds of serious, life-long injuries with which thousands returned home.

A total of 1,558 soldiers endured major limb amputations as a result of battlefield injuries. Major limb amputations include the loss of one or more limbs, the loss of one or more partial limbs, or the loss of one or more full or partial hand or foot, according to the CRS.

Considerably more military personnel suffered “severe or penetrating brain injuries”— 7,224. Another 23,319 men and women were diagnosed with “moderate” brain injuries.

When “mild” and “not classifiable” cases are factored in, nearly 288,000 total brain injury cases were reported among all military personnel deployed and not deployed.

Then there are the post-traumatic stress disorder cases. The military and the Department of Veterans Affairs are currently trying to help 118,829 individuals who made it back with this mental disorder.

The CRS report also provided a demographic breakdown of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan (so far).  The Iraq campaign resulted in 4,476 American deaths. Female personnel accounted for 110 of the fatalities; the rest were men. The vast majority of Iraq war deaths were Caucasian (3,697), followed by 444 blacks, 230 Hispanics, and 78 Asians.

In Afghanistan, there have been 2,299 military deaths as of January 6, of whom 49 were female. The ethnic composition is as follows: 1,953 whites, 188 blacks, 92 Hispanics, 63 Asians, and others.

via AllGov – News.

Russia Warns Kerry’s “Threats Are Unacceptable” As Europe Weighs Sanctions | Zero Hedge

Russia has lashed out following comments from US Secretary of State John Kerry:

  • RUSSIA SAYS KERRY THREATS ARE `UNACCEPTABLE’
  • RUSSIA SAYS KERRY ISN’T ANALYSING SITUATION IN UKRAINE
  • KERRY IS USING COLD WAR SLOGANS, RUSSIA FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS

In comments on the Russian foreign ministry website, Lavrov added:

  • RUSSIAN MEASURES IN UKRAINE ARE `REASONABLE,’ `LEGAL’: FOR.MIN.
  • U.S., ALLIES IGNORED VIOLENCE, RUSSOPHOBIA IN UKRAINE PROTESTS
  • G-8 HALT OF PREPARATIONS FOR SUMMIT IS UNCONSTRUCTIVE: RUSSIA

In addition, EU ministers debate freezing the assets of Ukrainians responsible for corruption and “targeted measures” against Russia if no change of course is undertaken.

  • EU Ministers Debate Freezing Assets of Ukrainians Responsible for Corruption – Draft Text
  • EU Debates Calling Russian Crimea Actions “Invasion” – Draft Text
  • EU Commends Ukraine’s Response to Russia Actions – Draft
  • EU Will Suspend Visa Negotiations with Russia – Draft Text
  • EU Debating Placing Arms Embargo on Russia If No Change of Course
  • EU Could Prepare Future “Targeted Measures” vs Russia If No Change in Course – Draft

Perhaps most notable though this morning was the following headline:

  • RUSSIA DEP FORMIN KARASIN SPOKE ON UKRAINE W/ CHINA COUNTERPART
  • RUSSIA: CHINA EXPRESSED UNDERSTANDING OF ITS UKRAINE ANALYSIS
  • RUSSIA, CHINA DISCUSSED UKRAINE’S INTERNAL POLITICAL CRISIS

In other words, China was well aware of the plan and appears comfortable taking sides.

via Russia Warns Kerry’s “Threats Are Unacceptable” As Europe Weighs Sanctions | Zero Hedge.

“Significant Resistance”: A Call to Action | Market Ticker

President Obama has said that his push to effectively delete the Second Amendment will face “significant resistance.” It is time to show him and those in Congress how much resistance there is for any sort of additional gun bans and/or registration requirements in a peaceful and lawful manner.  Print copies of this and dispatch them to your Congresspeople, The White House, and staple them to telephone poles and other locations across the country.

What Does It Mean To “Prepare For The Economic Collapse” | Alt-Market

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Note: This article was written by Daisy Luther and originally published at The Organic Prepper.

Last week I wrote an article in response to the media’s vilification of preppers in the aftermath of the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. The article was quoted in an article on Yahoo.com, to my great astonishment, and that is when I saw how little most people understand about prepping. You can see in most of the 4492 comments the article received that many folks just don’t “get it”.

My inbox was filled with a barrage of hate mail and a number of people felt compelled to leave angry and rather ignorant comments on my website. I got messages from people that called me “batshit crazy”, messages from gun control advocates, messages from people who directly blamed me and all other preppers for the massacre, and even one particularly hate-filled email from a person who said “I hope that your kids are killed at the next school shooting.”All of this leads me to reconfirm my belief that people sincerely do not understand why we do what we do, and that ignorance leads to fear.

People fear what they don’t understand and hate what they can’t conquer. — Andrew Smith…

Why We Fight (A Film By Eugene Jarecki)

hat tip: The Invisible Opportunity: Hidden Truths Revealed blog

Beasts of Burden

Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead

“Who would have thought that it would fall to us, some of us in our so-called declining years (unless 60 is the new 40) to rescue the Republic?  In our lifetimes, we have had the war in Vietnam, and the Reagan revival, and now we find the left has been tunneling under us all along.  Last Tuesday, the platform we thought was solid collapsed as if its underpinnings had been eaten by termites, which they had.” — Greg Richards via The American Thinker

It didn’t take long, did it?  The next four years of misrule by Hussein Obama have yet to begin and already Israel is under attack, unions have killed off the once indestructible Twinkie, and tens of thousands of American workers who miraculously still hold jobs are facing cutbacks and layoffs due to the looming implementation of Obamacare.  Forward!

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U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence

Well, this is frightening in all of its sterile and thoroughly restrained legal-ese. Posse comitatus anyone?  Actually, as long as there is an Executive Order, the Constitution, judiciary, legislature and case law all no longer apply if I recall correctly. I.e.:

The following self-learning course from the U.S. Army Military Police School, which was formerly located at Fort McClellan, describes procedures for military police involvement in civil disturbance operations.  The course makes it clear that temporary detention facilities in the event of a civil disturbance overloading local resources would be operated under existing military doctrine for internment facilities.  The course cites U.S. Army FM 3-19.40 Internment/Resettlement Operations, which is now numbered FM 3-39.40 since its most recent revision in 2010, as the primary reference for the operation of these facilities…

2. Application of Force.

a. General.

(1) Civil disturbance operations by federal forces will not be authorized until the President is advised by the highest officials of the state that the situation cannot be controlled with nonfederal resources available. The mission of the control force is to help restore law and order and to help maintain it until such time as state and local forces can control the situation without federal help. In performing this mission, the control force may have to actively participate, not only in subduing the disturbance, but also in helping to detain those responsible for it. Control force commanders are authorized and directed to provide such active participation, subject to restraints on the use of force...”

via U.S. Army Military Police School Civil Disturbance Operations Course | Public Intelligence.

Obama Supporters Sue To Restrict Extra Time For Military Voting | Investors.com

The administration likes to use soldiers for photo-ops but now, in a critical battleground state, they want to restrict the extra time for service members who protect our right to vote to cast theirs. …

The problem is the Obama administration has shown a disregard for military voters who, studies show, tend to vote Republican. In the 2010 election cycle, the Department of Justice was woefully lax in enforcing the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, which was designed to ensure that military voters overseas get their ballots in time to mark and return them.

Of course, this reluctance to promote and support military voting — while dead voters are allowed to remain on the rolls and cast ballots, and while the right of felons to vote is championed — has nothing to do with the fact that John McCain won 54% of the military vote in 2008 or that a May 2012 Gallup poll showed Mitt Romney pulling 58% to President Obama’s paltry 34%…

go here Investors.com.

Is This What We’ve Become? | charles hugh smith

… Propaganda and marketing are the dominant forces in America, along with a willingness to suspend reality to avoid whatever is complex, knotty, difficult or painful.

Is this what we’ve become, a nation so fearful of the truth that we shun it, avoid it, or paper it over at every turn? It would seem so…

must read —>charles hugh smith: Is This What We’ve Become?.

Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist under S1867 | YouTube

ATTENTION PREPPERS – Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist under S1867.

More death of civil liberties and incineration of the US Constitution.

Wake up sheeple.