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  • Citizen and Nuclear Disarmament 1961-2017

    NEARLY 56 YEARS AGO, DEC 4, 1961 THE UNITED STATES INTRODUCED THE QUESTION OF DISARMAMENT PROGRAM AT THE SIXTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS (click on the link it is a one page document)

    A/RES/1664(XVI) C.1 19 A/PV.1070
    04 Dec. 1961
    58-10-23
    NON-RECORDED
    A/4980/Add.1 QUESTION OF DISARMAMENT

     

    THIS UNITED NATIONS COMPLETE AND PERMANENT  DISARMAMENT LAW WAS SIGNED AS U.S. PUBLIC LAW 87-297 FOR THE UNITED STATES IN 1961

    PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY SIGNED IT AND EVERY PRESIDENT SINCE HAS WORKED TO ENACT ITS PROVISIONS, FOR NEARLY 56 YEARS.

    1961 THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD, CONSCIOUS OF THE CRISIS IN HUMAN HISTORY PRODUCED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN WEAPONS

    A WORLD WHERE ADJUSTMENT TO CHANGE TAKES PLACE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS;

    A WORLD WHERE THERE SHALL BE A PERMANENT STATE OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT

    UNDER EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL.

    INCLUDING COMPLETE AND PERMANENT DISARMAMENT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS

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    LAS VEGAS MASSACRE OCT 1, 2017  10:05PM….

    OCT 2, 2017 THE WA DC DEMOCRATS, PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL GLOBALISTS ET AL, IMMEDIATELY JUMPED THE GUN AGAIN.

    THEY WANT U.S. LAWS, MORE NEW U.S LAWS IN ACCORDANCE WITH AND UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONTROL?  TO EVENTUALLY COMPLETELY AND  PERMANENTLY DISARM AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    Click on the link and read THE FULL TEXT OF THE … THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

    Behind My Back | Complete Disarmament Public Law 87-297

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/15/complete-disarmament-public-law-87-297/

    Posted on January 15, 2016 12:41 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    Jan 15, 2016 – There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World.

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    FOR NEARLY 56 YEARS, FROM 1961 TO 2017 CITIZENS WERE LED TO BELIEVE THAT IT WAS JUST A UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM FOR COMPLETE NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT.

    HOWEVER IN 1961, BEFORE STAGE I FOR COMPLETE DISARMAMENT CLOSES

     ALL CITIZEN OWNED GUNS ARE TO BE BANNED.

    BETWEEN 1961-2017 THE UNITED NATIONS, USING THE, PEACEFUL WORLD GLOBALIZATION PROGRAM, THE PROGRESSIVE, LIBERALS BANNED CITIZENS GUNS IN MOST OF THE UNITED NATIONS MEMBERS IN THE WORLD.

    Click on the link and read THE FULL TEXT OF THE … THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    Posted on January 15, 2016 1:22 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

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    Freedom from War (1961)

    dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/arms/freedom_war.html

    There follows a summary of the principal provisions of the United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World. The full text of the …

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE …
    THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

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    1961 SET FORTH AS THE OBJECTIVES OF A PROGRAM OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

    Snippets..

    1961 THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD,
    CONSCIOUS OF THE CRISIS IN HUMAN HISTORY PRODUCED BY THE REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN WEAPONS

     WITHIN A WORLD DIVIDED BY SERIOUS IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES;

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    Determined to save present and succeeding generations from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of the arms race and to create conditions in which all peoples can strive FREELY and peacefully to fulfill their basic aspirations;

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    DECLARED THEIR GOAL TO BE: A FREE, SECURE, AND PEACEFUL WORLD OF INDEPENDENT STATES ADHERING TO COMMON STANDARDS OF JUSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL CONDUCT AND SUBJECTING THE USE OF FORCE TO THE RULE OF LAW;

    A WORLD WHERE ADJUSTMENT TO CHANGE TAKES PLACE

    IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS;

    A WORLD WHERE THERE SHALL BE A PERMANENT STATE OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT UNDER EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL

    AND WHERE THE RESOURCES OF NATIONS SHALL BE DEVOTED OF MAN’S MATERIAL, CULTURAL, AND SPIRITUAL ADVANCE;


    SET FORTH AS THE OBJECTIVES OF A PROGRAM OF GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD……

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    WHAT ELSE WAS THE UNITED NATIONS DOING IN 1961, NEARLY 56 YEARS AGO?

    THE KOREAN QUESTION DEC 20, 1961 AND OCT 5, 2017 (click on the link it is a one page document)

    A/RES/1740(XVI) C.1 20 A/PV.1087
    20 Dec. 1961
    60-11-27
    A/5071 THE KOREAN QUESTION

     

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    WHAT ELSE WAS THE UNITED NATIONS DOING IN 1961, NEARLY 56 YEARS AGO?

    16th Session (1961-1962) – General Assembly – Quick Links …

    research.un.org/en/docs/ga/quick/regular/16

    Sep 28, 2017 – Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly at its 16th session. Resolutions and … Meeting Record/ Date/ Press Release/ Vote, Draft, Topic … 1961 58-13-24, A/5076, The United Nations financial position and prospects.

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    The bottom line………

    OCT 5, 2017 OVER 56 YEARS LATER

    THE WORLD IS NOT PEACEFUL, DONALD J. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT IS POSSIBLE,  BUT, DISARMING AMERICAN CITIZENS IS OUT OF THE QUESTION. period


  • Elect Trump What have you got to lose?

    Lose Lying’ Hillary

    Lose the Benghazi liar

    Lose the pay to play Clinton Foundation

    Lose the creeping Crud in the U.S.A.

    Lose the best government money can buy

    Lose the rigged elections

    Lose the super pacts

    Lose the establishments career politicians

    Lose the politicians insider trading

    Lose the politico establishments nepotism

    Lose the politico establishments cronyism

    Lose Obama’s Justice Department

    Lose the FBI’s run and hide

    Lose the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Lose the global money control of BIS’s and ECC

    Lose the Global  too big to fail Federal Reserve

    Lose the rigged, lying partisan politico news media

    Lose the sanctuary cities

    Lose the open borders

    Lose the criminal  immigrants first

    Lose the revolving door

    Lose the press one for English

    Lose the lawless disorder

    Lose the illegal foreign immigrants invading our country

    Lose the ISIS radicalization in American prisons.

    Lose Shari law upheld in the American Judicial system

    Lose Appointed Judges

    Lose lying’ non-partisan candidates

    Lose the illegal immigrants that are stealing American jobs

    Lose the WRAP immigration program

    Lose the burkas

    Lose poverty in America

    Lose the homeless crisis in America

    Lose hunger in America

    Lose the long lines at community food banks

    Lose America’s crumbling infrastructure

    Lose corrupt establishment politicians

    Lose lead poisoned drinking water

    Lose the Criminal Catch and Release program

    Lose the alien killers, rapist

    Lose the cop Killers

    Lose the Mexican Cartel Heroin

    Lose the Mexican drug lords

    Lose the drug dealing Gangs

    Lose the horrific Mexican Heroin epidemic

    Lose the radical Islamic terrorists

    Lose the workplace beheading violence

    Lose the killing in gun free zones

    Lose the drive by killers

    Lose Obamacare

    Lose the $6000.00 Obamacare deductible

    Lose the greedy pharmaceutical  companies

    Lose the legally prescribed overdosing of opiate dependency

    Lose the drugging of American toddlers thru teens

    Lose the pills that kill in school shootings

    Lose Obama’s executive orders

    Lose Common core (indoctrination) education

    Lose the propaganda of non-traditional taught to American school kids

    Lose the bad trade deals

    Lose the establishment that plays while we pay

    Lose the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Lose the business killing rules and regulations

    Lose the taxes, tolls and fees

    Lose the working poor

    Lose the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

    Lose Global NGO sue and settle

    Lose America’s  slavery to the United Nations

    Lose the UN Hague decision

    Lose the taxpayer cash funding of terrorist country’s

    Lose the $20 Trillion Dollar National Debt

    Lose the liberals deep pockets credit cards

    Lose the UN Global Climate Change program

    Lose the taxpayers foreign aid program

    Lose the Veteran’s Abuse (VA) program

    Lose Obama’s  executive orders  Public land Grabs

    Lose Obama’s  monumental  landgrabbing  frenzy

    Lose the UNESCO control of American Public Land

    Lose the NGO Trusts that Grab Public land

    Lose the grants that fund Global NGO’S

    Lose the Agenda 21 Globalists agenda

    Lose the New World Order

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    I’m voting for Trump

    With Donald J. Trump as President of the United States Of America

    We the People shall NOT Lose our Constructional Rights

    We the People shall NOT Lose our second Amendment Right

    We the People shall NOT Lose our Declaration of Independence

    We the People shall NOT Lose our America’s sovereignty

    Behind our backs behind closed doors

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    With Donald J. Trump as President of the United States Of America

    We the people shall have a government of the people, by the people and for the people

    And, we the people shall have one nation under God with liberty and justice for all


  • Trump on Twitter, Tweet and Facebook

    TRUMP MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN

    2 MINS AGO – View on Twitter available public access, to all GLOBAL public and social media, past and present on  the internet.

    shooting in munich on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/search/shooting+in+munich

    Andrew Coyne (@acoyne)

    2 mins ago – View on Twitter

    Express: SECOND SHOOTING LOCATION, MULTIPLE SHOOTERS ON THE LOOSE, TRANSIT SHUT DOWN, 15 DEAD… #munich www.express.co.uk/news/wo…

    12:00PM FOX NEWS UPDATE AT LEAST 16 DEAD…

    The most effective Trump campaign is made using on online social media.

    THIS NEWS RELEASE WILL  FAN CONTROVERSY AND PROVIDE FURTHER AMMUNITION FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD J. TRUMP

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    Just a Matter of Time and Technology 1954-2016

     2 MINS AGO – View on Twitter available public access, to all GLOBAL public and social media, past and present on  the internet.

    IN 1954 IT WAS WELL RECOGNIZED BY THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY THAT IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, only a few decades, before the general public would be able to grasp and upset the cradle of power, for the very elements of the new silent weapon TECHNOLOGY WERE AS ACCESSIBLE FOR A PUBLIC UTOPIA AS THEY WERE FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE UTOPIA.

    INSTANT  TWO (2) MINUTES AGO View on Twitter available public access, to all GLOBAL public and social media, past and present on  the internet.

    shooting in munich on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/search/shooting+in+munich

    Andrew Coyne (@acoyne)

    2 mins ago – View on Twitter

    Express: SECOND SHOOTING LOCATION, MULTIPLE SHOOTERS ON THE LOOSE, TRANSIT SHUT DOWN, 15 DEAD

    #munich www.express.co.uk/news/wo…

    John Stephenson (@JayS2629)

    10 mins ago – View on Twitter

    BREAKING: SECOND shooting in Munich as gunman opens fire at Metro station shr.gs/4EkoMXC

    UPDATE FOX NEWS THREE  (3) SHOOTERS

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    TRUMP MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN

    THIS NEWS RELEASE WILL  FAN CONTROVERSY AND PROVIDE FURTHER AMMUNITION FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD J. TRUMP

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en

    … 10M followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) … MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN! #RNCinCLE …

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    NEVER HAVE SO FEW IN 1954 UNDERESTIMATED THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY

    2016  TECHNOLOGY’S PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION IS A UTOPIA

    July 18 to July 21, 2016 Trump  and Pence Rocked  the Cradle of Power

    for four (4) days at the RNC Convention ( I watched on C-SPAN)

    Trump on Facebook, Twitter and  Tweet

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations body, predicted that 3.2 billion people will be online by the end of 2015. The population currently stands at 7.2 billion.

    Indeed, It was just a matter of time before the global explosion of technology and accessible information was made available….  TO NEARLY HALF OF THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE WORLD. (to the general public) and WOULD UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER

    In the old days, the mainstream media had a virtual monopoly on the news.  But these days, anyone with an Internet connection can put up a news site,

    Instant available GLOBAL  public access, to all public and social media, past and present on  the internet.

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en

    … 10M followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) … MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN! #RNCinCLE …

    Donald J. Trump | Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/

    Donald J. Trump, New York, NY. 9605082 likes · 4778307 talking about this. This is the official Facebook page for Donald J. Trump.

    Likes · ‎Photos · ‎About · ‎Timeline Photos

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en

    32.6K tweets • 1472 photos/videos • 10M followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

    Media Tweets by Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/media

    The latest media Tweets from Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump). … @realDonaldTrump. Tweets 32.6 … DonaldJTrump.com ….. Join the MOVEMENT today!

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    Instant available GLOBAL  public access, to all public and social media, past and present on  the internet.

    The Establishments Mainstream Media And The Politicians That They Worship Hate The Fact That They Cannot Control Internet News Sites

    NEVER HAVE SO FEW IN 1954 UNDERESTIMATED THE EXPLOSIVE POWER OF CYBERSPACE

    Edward Snowden Tweets About Clinton’s Email Server | The Daily Caller

    dailycaller.com/…/snowdeneviscerates-hillary-in-just-two-sentences/

    The Daily Caller

    JUN 2, 2016 – IT ONLY TOOK TWO SENTENCES FOR EDWARD SNOWDEN TO EVISCERATE HILLARY CLINTON OVER HER USE OF A PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER WEDNESDAY MORNING.

    The former National Intelligence Agency contractor Edward Snowden could face decades in prison for breaking laws governing THE HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, and he expressed confusion on why Hillary Clinton doesn’t share his fate

    CLINTON HAS REPEATEDLY CRITICIZED SNOWDEN FOR LEAKING CLASSIFIED NSA DOCUMENTS AFTER HE FLED THE COUNTRY IN 2013, THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE 

     CLINTON: “I think turning over a lot of that material—INTENTIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY, because of the way it can be drained—gave all kinds of information, not only to big countries, but to networks and terrorist groups and the like.”

    It only took two sentences for Edward Snowden to eviscerate Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server Wednesday morning.

    Edward Snowden

    ✔ @Snowden

    Break classification rules for the public’s benefit, and you could be exiled.

    Do it for personal benefit, and you could be President.

    7:30 AM – 1 Jun 2016

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/02/snowden-eviscerates-hillary-in-just-two-sentences/#ixzz4F53tCMAv

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    For 10 years, Since, October 4, 2006 WikiLeaks bombshells have landed with maximum force

    FROM WikiLeaks /ˈwɪkiliːks/ is an international, non-profit, journalistic organisation, that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from anonymous sources.

    Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks | TED Talk | TED.com

    On March 16, 2016 WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive in March of 30,322 emails and email attachments sent to and from CLINTON’S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER while she was secretary of state. The 50,547 pages of documents are from 30 June 2010 to 12 August 2014, and 7,570 of the documents were sent by Clinton, who served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.

    THIS NEWS RELEASE WILL  FAN CONTROVERSY AND PROVIDE FURTHER AMMUNITION FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD J. TRUMP

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    AND  NSA WHISTLEBLOWER EDWARD SNOWDEN, THE CONTINUING  BLASTS HEARD ROUND THE WORLD.

    Edward Snowden Tweets About Clinton’s Email Server | The Daily Caller

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    TRUMP WILL MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!

    2 MINS AGO – View on Twitter available public access, to all GLOBAL public and social media, past and present on  the internet.

    shooting in munich on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/search/shooting+in+munich

    Andrew Coyne (@acoyne)

    2 mins ago – View on Twitter

    Express: Second shooting location, multiple shooters on the loose, transit shut down, 15 dead… #munich www.express.co.uk/news/wo…

    John Stephenson (@JayS2629)

    10 mins ago – View on Twitter

    BREAKING: SECOND shooting in Munich as gunman opens fire at Metro station shr.gs/4EkoMXC

    THIS NEWS RELEASE WILL  FAN CONTROVERSY AND PROVIDE FURTHER AMMUNITION FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD J. TRUMP

    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | Twitter

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump?lang=en

    … 10M followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) … MAKE AMERICA SAFE AND GREAT AGAIN! #RNCinCLE …

    Donald J. Trump on Twitter: “MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN! https://t.co …

    https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/751558217075945476

    Jul 8, 2016 – Verified account. @realDonaldTrump …. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN! … realDonaldTrump in Dallas, Texas weeks ago- as mentioned above.

    Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Tragic Terrorist Attack in …

    https://www.donaldjtrump.com/…/donald-j-trump-statement-regarding-tragic-terrorist

    Jun 12, 2016 – Last night, our nation was attacked by a radical Islamic terrorist. … WE ARE GOING TO MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN AND GREAT AGAIN FOR EVERYONE.


  • Obama the Traveling Salesman 2009- 2016

    Obama the Traveling  Salesman 2009- 2016

    INDEED, OBAMA IS A TRAVELING  SALESMAN This is a list of international presidential trips made by Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. As of July 2016, Barack Obama has made 49 international trips to 55 different countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank) since his presidency began on January 20, 2009

    The question is WHAT HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA BEEN SELLING GLOBALLY?

    DETAIL…. 2013, Sept 4-5  Stockholm Sweden. The trip marked the first time Sweden has hosted a US President for a strictly bilateral visit; the only prior visit of a US President in office to Sweden was by George W. Bush in 2001 for the EU-US summit in The possibility of an EU-US free trade agreement was a major topic of discussion, as was the ongoing conflict in Syria.

    THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS ….. YOU DECIDE

    Obama’s PRESIDENTIAL AGENDA 2008   to “Fundamentally Transform America”

    By definition  TRANSFORMING IN AN ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT,

    A PROCESS OF PROFOUND AND RADICAL CHANGE

    THAT ORIENTS AN ORGANIZATION, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,  IN A NEW DIRECTION AND TAKES IT TO …

    GLOBALIZATION, defined as…..

     A PROCESS OF INTERACTION AND INTEGRATION AMONG THE PEOPLE, COMPANIES, AND GOVERNMENTS OF DIFFERENT NATIONS, A PROCESS DRIVEN BY INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT AND AIDED BY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

     AN INTERCONNECTED AND INTERDEPENDENT WORLD

     WITH FREE TRANSFER OF CAPITAL, GOODS, AND SERVICES …

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    WHAT  MORE RADICAL WAY COULD Obama “Fundamentally Transform America” THEN BY SELLING OUT OUR FUNDAMENTAL AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND REPLACING IT WITH  CENTRALIZED, DICTATORIAL GLOBALIZATION  IN AN INTERDEPENDENT WORLD.

    WHEN  PEOPLE ARE INTERDEPENDENT, THEY COME TO RELY ON EACH OTHER FOR SURVIVAL. AS BUSINESS BECOMES MORE AND MORE INTERNATIONAL, THE WORLD IS INCREASINGLY INTERDEPENDENT, WITH COUNTRIES NEEDING EACH OTHER’S HELP TO SURVIVE.

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    Obama’s Threat To ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America Is Now Nearly …

    www.nowtheendbegins.com/barack-obama-plans-destroy-united-states-america/

    Obama said in 2008 that he planned to “Fundamentally Transform America.” He has remained true to that promise. … radical left, knew that this president meant a complete transformation from top to bottom, AND A CHANGE IN FOREIGN RELATIONS.

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    THERE IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNED FROM THE ABYSMAL FAILURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    THE EU’S CURRENT TREATIES WERE IMPLEMENTED AGAINST THE WILL OF ITS PEOPLES.

    The EU has not brought peace – it is steeped in failure and …

    theconversation.com/the-eu-has-not-brought-peace-it-is-steeped-in-f

    The Conversation May 11, 2016 – The EU has not brought peace – it is steeped in failure and dangerously anti-democratic … The European Union took its current form with the 1991 Maastricht …. 2008 has not only an abysmal failure but positively scandalous.

    Promoters of the EU often deny that the EU is antidemocratic, but by doing so they fly in the face of history. THE EU’S CURRENT TREATIES WERE IMPLEMENTED AGAINST THE WILL OF ITS PEOPLES. Referenda in France (May 29 2005), the Netherlands (June 1 2005) and Ireland (June 12 2008) on various iterations of the European treaties all resulted in “no” votes, but revised versions of the treaties were implemented anyway. It is these treaties that form the framework within which austerity policies are imposed on Europe, STIRRING POPULAR DISCONTENT WHICH NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE MET WITH ASTONISHING VIOLENCE.

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    THE ABYSMAL FAILURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

    Behind My Back | The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/07/06/the-uglyside-of-globalization-and-the-eu/

    4 days ago – The Ugly Side of Globalization and the EU. THE UGLY SIDE OF GLOBALIZATION: Power play and the power of … www.inegs.com › Home › …

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    INDEED, OBAMA IS A TRAVELING  SALESMAN 2009- 2016

    The question is WHAT HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA BEEN SELLING GLOBALLY?

    This is a list of international presidential trips made by Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. As of July 2016, Barack Obama has made 49 international trips to 55 different countries (in addition to visiting the West Bank) since his presidency began on January 20, 2009

    THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

    WHAT HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA BEEN SELLING?

    YOU DECIDE….

     CLICK ON EACH MAIN ARTICLE FOR LOCATION DURATION AND DETAILS

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2009

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2009:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2010

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2010:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2011

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama in 2011:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2012

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2012:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2013

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2013:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2014:

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2014:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2015

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2015:

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2016

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2016:

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    The complete list including the full text  of the details of presidential international trips made by Barack Obama, click on the top and go to my website, below are  media reports, comments and snippets on the Dallas Massacre….

    Mr. Obama has been loath to tear up his schedule in response to previous acts of violence

    However….Obama the traveling salesman will make a brief stop in Dallas on Tuesday, for a photo op and another opportunity to jump the gun

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    JUST IN: President Obama Speaks About Massacre of Dallas Police …

    www.redstate.com/…/president-obama-speaks-massacredallas-police-officers…

    RedState

    2 days ago – This morning, President Obama delivered remarks from Warsaw about the assassination of five police officers on Thursday night, and the …

    MOREOVER, He went almost all the way through without bringing up gun control. By tonight it will be the only thing on liberal lips.

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    Dallas shooting forces rare move by Obama in Spain

    CBS News‎ – 3 hours ago

    But events beyond Mr. Obama’s control have turned his first and only visit to Spain, the …

    Mr. Obama has been loath to tear up his schedule in response to previous acts of violence

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    Obama to visit Dallas, cut short Europe trip – POLITICO

    www.politico.com/story/2016/07/president-obama-europe-dallas-225324

    Politico

    2 days ago – President Barack Obama will cut short his trip in Europe to visit Dallas in the wake of a shooting in the city that left five police officers dead.

    Instead of spending two days sightseeing in southern Spain…….

    Asked later on what caused the Dallas attacker to open fire on police officer,

    AND REALLY? OBAMA ACTUALLY?  added that “it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter.”

    July 8, 2016 Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted to Kill White People, Especially White Cops, Police Say

    Professor Obama: You Know It’s Hard To ‘Untangle The Motives’ Of The Dallas Shooter

    Town Hall‎ – 2 days ago

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    President Obama to Visit Dallas Tuesday | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    www.nbcdfw.com/…/President-Obama-to-VisitDallas-Tuesday-38620894…
    KXAS‑TV

    3 hours ago – The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday and deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service. The service will take place at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The White House says Obama is making the trip at the invitation of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

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    WHAT WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA BE SELLING  ON TUESDAY?

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    Complete List of presidential international trips made by Barack Obama continued…

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Canada Ottawa February 19

    First trip outside the United States as president. President Obama met with Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Leader of the Opposition Michael Ignatieff.[1][2][3]

    United Kingdom London March 31 – April 2

    President Obama was attending the G-20 summit meeting. Obama met with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, where he took part in a joint press conference with Brown,[4] and met with Leader of the Opposition David Cameron at the U.S. Embassy in Grosvenor Square.[5] Obama also met with Queen Elizabeth II.[6][7][8]

    France
    Germany
    Strasbourg, Kehl, Baden-Baden April 3–4

    President Obama was attending the NATO summit meeting.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]

    Czech Republic Prague April 5

    President Obama visited the Czech Republic, then holding the rotating presidency of the European Council. President Obama met with President Václav Klaus. He also made a speech in Hradčany Square, Prague, in which he spoke about the threat of nuclear weapons in the post–Cold War era.[18][20][21][22]

    Turkey Ankara, Istanbul April 6–7

    President Obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony at Anitkabir Mausoleum,[23] met with President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and delivered a speech to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. Obama also met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople of the Orthodox Church in Istanbul,[24] attended the Alliance of Civilizations forum,[25] a forum sponsored by Turkey and Spain to promote understanding between the Western and Islamic worlds, visited the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque and hold a town hall with students at the Tophane Cultural Center.[26][27][28][29][30]

    Iraq Baghdad April 7

    President Obama met with President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He also visited U.S. soldiers fighting in the Iraq War.[30][31][32]

    Mexico Mexico City April 16–17[33]

    President Obama met with President Felipe Calderón.[33][34][35][36][37][38]

    Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain April 17–19

    President Obama was attending the 5th Summit of the Americas.[35][39][40][41][42]

    Saudi Arabia Riyadh Province June 3–4

    President Obama met with King Abdullah and discussed various issues, including the Arab–Israeli conflict and Iran’s nuclear programme.[43][44][45]

    Egypt Cairo, Giza June 4

    President Obama issued an important speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University entitled “A New Beginning“. Obama also held talks with President Hosni Mubarak on regional issues, which were described by Mubarak as “candid and frank”. Obama also visited the Sultan Hassan Mosque.[43][46][47]

    Germany Dresden, Buchenwald, Landstuhl June 5

    President Obama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp, ahead of the D-Day commemorations, and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He also spoke of the Arab–Israeli conflict, and met with Chancellor Angela Merkel[48] in Dresden Castle,[49] visited Dresden Frauenkirche[50] and gave an interview at Zwinger Palace in Dresden.[51][52][53][54][55]

    France Paris, Caen June 5–7

    President Obama visited France to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. Obama met dignitaries including French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.[56][57] In Paris, President Obama and his family took part in sightseeing, including visiting the Centre Georges Pompidou[58] and Notre Dame de Paris.[59][60][61][62][63][64]

    Russia Moscow July 6–8

    President Obama met with President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss global issues, including the War in Afghanistan. Obama delivered a speech to the New Economic School in Moscow.[65][65]

    Italy L’Aquila, Rome July 8–10

    President Obama was attending the 35th G8 summit. President Obama also met with President Giorgio Napolitano.[66]

    Vatican City Vatican City July 10

    President Obama met with Pope Benedict XVI, and discussed issues such as poverty, stem-cell research, peace in the Middle East, and the need to reach out to the Muslim world. Obama and the Pope also exchanged gifts.[67]

    Ghana Accra, Cape Coast July 11

    President Obama met with President John Atta Mills and made a speech to the Parliament of Ghana. He also toured a former departing point of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the Cape Coast Castle.[66]

    Mexico Guadalajara August 9–10 President Obama attended the annual North American Leaders’ Summit.[68]
    Denmark Copenhagen October 2

    President Obama was attending the 13th Olympic Congress, supporting the unsuccessful Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. While in Denmark, President Obama met with Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. He also met with Queen Margrethe II and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.[69]

    Japan Tokyo November 13–14

    The trip was the first stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. While in Japan, President Obama met with Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.[70] Obama also visited the Tokyo Imperial Palace, meeting with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko,[71] and made a speech at the Suntory Hall[72] in Tokyo.[73]

    Singapore Central Area November 14–15

    The trip was the second stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. Obama was attending the APEC summit meeting.[74][75] While in Singapore, Obama took part in bilateral meetings with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.[73]

    China Shanghai, Beijing November 15–18

    The third stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. In Shanghai, President Obama met with Shanghai Party Secretary Yu Zhengsheng and Mayor Han Zheng.[73] He also took part in a town-hall style meeting with Chinese students, addressing a range of issues such as internet censorship and U.S. arms deals with Taiwan.[76][77] In Beijing, Obama took part in a bilateral meeting with President Hu Jintao, and met with Premier Wen Jiabao.[73] Obama also met briefly with his half brother Mark Ndesandjo,[78] and visited various cultural sights; these included the Forbidden City[79][80] and part of the Great Wall of China.[81][82][83]

    South Korea Seoul, Osan November 18–19

    The trip was the final stop on a four-nation tour of Asia. President Obama met with President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House, discussing such issues as the inactive South Korea – United States Free Trade Agreement.[84][85][86] Obama also met with American soldiers stationed at Osan Air Base.[87]

    Norway Oslo December 10

    President Obama was accepting the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.[88]

    Denmark Copenhagen December 18

    President Obama made a speech at the Bella Center to attendants of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. He also took part in a bilateral meeting with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao,[89] and met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to discuss completing a nuclear disarmament treaty to replace START I, a 15-year treaty that entered into force on December 5, 1994.[90]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2010

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2010:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Afghanistan Bagram, Kabul March 28

    President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, flying on Air Force One from Camp David to Bagram Air Base, and then flew on by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul to meet with President Hamid Karzai to discuss the ongoing war in Afghanistan. During his visit, Obama also spoke with troops, and met with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and General Stanley A. McChrystal. Obama previously visited eastern Afghanistan in July 2008, during his campaign in the 2008 presidential election.[91]

    Czech Republic Prague April 8

    President Obama traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, to sign the New START treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Obama also took part in a formal dinner with the heads of government of eleven European countries: the Czech Republic plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.[92]

    Canada Huntsville, Toronto June 25–27

    President Obama traveled to Huntsville, Ontario (in the Muskoka region) as part of the 36th G8 summit. The President later traveled to Toronto as part of the G-20 summit meeting.[93][94][95][96]

    India Mumbai, New Delhi November 6–9

    President Obama traveled on a state visit to Mumbai, India, as part of a trip to Asia. The President commemorated the 2008 Mumbai attacks, visited the Mani Bhavan Museum, and hosted various business activities at the Oberoi Trident. The President later hosted a town hall meeting at St Xavier’s College. During his stay in Mumbai, the President stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, which had previously been a terrorist target. The President proceeded to New Delhi, where he visited Humayun’s Tomb and met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He also addressed a joint session of the Indian Parliament and participated in a state dinner hosted by Indian’s president Pratibha Patil at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the president of India.[97][98][99][100][101][102][103][104][105][106][107][108][109][110][111][112][113]

    Indonesia Jakarta November 9–10

    President Obama traveled on a state visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. The President had bilateral meetings with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Istana Negara. Later in the trip, the President visited the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta and delivered a speech at the University of Indonesia as a follow up to his 2009 A New Beginning speech.[114][115][116][117][118][119]

    South Korea Seoul November 10–12

    President Obama traveled to Seoul, South Korea, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. While there, the President attended a Veterans Day ceremony at the Yongsan Garrison and had bilateral meetings with President Lee Myung-bak at the Blue House. The President later attended the G-20 summit meeting at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center.[120][121][122][123][124][125]

    Japan Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura November 12–14

    President Obama traveled to Yokohama after his arrival in Tokyo, as part of a four-country tour of Asia. While in Yokohama, the President attended the APEC summit meeting with several national leaders held at the InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel and Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center. He also held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the sidelines of the summit making joint press announcements. The President visited the famous statue of Amida Buddha located at the temple of Kōtoku-in in the city of Kamakura[126][127][128]

    Portugal Lisbon November 19–20

    President Obama traveled to Lisbon, Portugal to attend the NATO summit meeting. Obama met with President Aníbal Cavaco Silva at Belém Palace, and later held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister José Sócrates. The President later attended a meeting of the North Atlantic Council, meeting with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on the sidelines.[129][130][131][132][133]

    Afghanistan Bagram December 3

    President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he thanked United States soldiers for their contributions to the war at Bagram Airfield outside Bagram, Parwān Province.[134][135][136][137]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2011

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama in 2011:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Brazil Brasília, Rio de Janeiro March 19–21

    President Obama arrived in Brasília on a state visit on March 19. He met with Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff for the first time at the Palácio do Planalto. Obama aimed to bolster the trade relationship between the United States and Brazil. On March 20, he traveled to Rio de Janeiro and spoke to a crowd at the Theatro Municipal. He visited the favela Cidade de Deus, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most impoverished and famous neighborhoods.[138] He then went with his family to visit the Christ the Redeemer statue. During his trip to Brazil, Obama made two public speeches in which he spoke about “colonialism, human freedom and the American Dream.”[139][140][141][142][143][144][145][146][147][148][149]

    Chile Santiago March 21–22

    Obama visited Santiago on a state visit and met with Chile’s president Sebastián Piñera at La Moneda Palace to discuss strengthening trade relations. Later, Obama spoke about how the democracies of Latin America could be a guide for the democracies developing in the Middle East in a speech at an art museum in the capital city.[146][150][151][152][153][154]

    El Salvador San Salvador March 22–23

    President Obama met with El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes. The two discussed immigration and drug trafficking. Later he visited the San Salvador Cathedral and the tomb of archbishop Óscar Romero.[151][155][156][157]

    Ireland Dublin, Moneygall May 23

    During his state visit in Ireland, Obama met Irish President Mary McAleese, and also held talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Obama also visited Moneygall, home to the president’s great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney who emigrated to the United States in 1850.[158] After returning from Moneygall Obama made a speech at College Green in Dublin to reaffirm US-Irish ties.[159][160][161][162][163][164][165][166]

    United Kingdom London May 23–26

    Obama arrived on a state visit a day ahead of schedule on Monday, May 23, to avoid any disruption from a volcanic ash cloud in Iceland. During the first official day of his UK state visit Britain President Obama received a ceremonial welcome, including a 41-gun salute, at the Buckingham Palace gardens. Obama toured the palace, met senior royals at Buckingham Palace and later David and Samantha Cameron at Downing Street 10. He also met opposition leader Ed Miliband and visited to the Globe Academy in Southwark, south London, where Obama and Cameron teamed up for a table tennis match against schoolboys. Obama also laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey and participated in state banquet at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. On his second official state visit day Obama hold meetings with Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg and served up food at a barbecue for military families from the US and Britain in the Downing Street garden. Cameron and Obama hold later a joint press conference at Lancaster House. Obama gave a speech at Westminster Hall to the UK Parliament and later hosted a banquet for the Queen, Prince Philip and a select group of other guests at the US ambassador’s residence, Winfield House, in London. Obama departed London on May 26 en route to the G8 Summit in Deauville, France.[167][168][169][170][171][172][173][174][175]

    France Deauville May 26–27

    Obama attended the 37th G8 summit in Deauville where he had bilateral talks with the President of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, the Prime Minister of Japan, Naoto Kan, and the President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy.[176][177][178][179][180][181]

    Poland Warsaw May 27–28

    On the first day of his two-day state visit, Obama participated in wreath laying ceremonies at both the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial. The President also met with Jewish community leaders and Holocaust survivors at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial. At the evening of Day One he also participated a dinner with Central and Eastern European leaders hosted by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski at the Royal Castle. On Day Two of his visit Obama had meetings with President Bronisław Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk. He also visited the memorial to the victims of the Smolensk plane crash at the Field Cathedral of the Polish Military in Warsaw.[182][183][184][185][186][187][188][189][190][191][192][193][194]

    France Cannes November 3–4

    Obama attended the G-20 summit meeting in Cannes where he had bilateral talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina. During his stay in France Obama meet with L20 International Labor Leaders, joined President Nicolas Sarkozy in an event honoring the alliance between the United States and France and participated with Sarkozy in a joint interview with French television stations TF1 and France 2.[195][196][197][198][199][200]

    Australia Canberra, Darwin November 16–17

    The two-day state visit was President Obama’s first official visit to Australia—previously scheduled trips were canceled due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The aim of the visit was to strengthen the Australian American relations and promoting security in the Pacific. On Wednesday 16, the President met with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, and the two held a joint press conference in which an increase in U.S. military presence in northern Australia was announced. Later on that day President Obama was hosted at a supper at the Australian Parliament Residence. On Thursday 17, the President spoke to the Australian Parliament at Parliament House, meet with parliamentary leaders, toured a major college with Prime Minister Gillard, and then traveled to Darwin to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the ANZUS alliance. In Darwin participated in a wreath laying ceremony with Prime Minister Gillard at USS Peary Memorial and delivered remarks to Australian troops and U.S. Marines. During his stay in Australia Obama also participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Australian War Memorial, met with Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, and held a U.S. Embassy meet and greet at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, where he also participated in a tree dedication ceremony.[201][202][202][203][204][205][206][207][208][209][210][211][212][213][214][215]

    Indonesia Nusa Dua[216] on Bali November 17–19

    President Obama attended the annually ASEAN Summit and the 6th East Asia Summit on Bali. During his stay in Bali Obama participated in an event to announce a commercial deal with representatives of Boeing and Lion Air, participated in Embassy and U.S. Mission Meet & Greet and hosted bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Singh of India, President Aquino of the Philippines, President Yudhoyono of Indonesia as well as Prime Minister Yingluck of Thailand. The President also announced that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to visit Myanmar in December 2011 on a trip that could signal a major change in relations between the two countries. On Bali President Obama also had an unscheduled meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.[217][218][219][220][221][222][223][224][225][226][227][228][229][230][231][232][233][234][235][236][237]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2012

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2012:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    South Korea Osan, Seoul March 25–27

    President Obama visited South Korea to take part in the Nuclear Security Summit, in Seoul. After landing at Osan Air Base, south of Seoul, Mr. Obama traveled to the Korean Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he greeted some of the 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea. He visited Observation Post Ouellette, a hilltop border post ringed with sandbags, overlooking the heavily fortified, brown hills of the North Korean countryside. After returning from the Korean Demilitarized Zone, Obama hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey and attend a bilateral meeting with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea at the Blue House. While attending the Nuclear Security Summit Obama hold bilateral meetings with President Medvedev of Russia, President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, President Hu Jintao of China and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan. President Obama also delivered remarks at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul in which he discussed his Prague agenda to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and seek the peace and security of a world without them, including his commitment to safe, clean nuclear energy as part of his comprehensive strategy to develop all sources of American energy.[238][239][240][241]

    Colombia Cartagena April 13–15

    President Obama traveled on a state visit to Colombia[242][243][244] to take part in the 6th Summit of the Americas[245][246] at the Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala Convention Center[247] in Cartagena, Colombia and strengthen ties with the Hispanic community in his own country.[242] Before the background of more distance and independence by Latin American and Caribbean countries from the United States of America[248][249][250][251][252] discussed topics expected were the pros and cons of drug legalization in the context of America’s War on Drugs[253][254][255][256][257][258][259][260] as well as the U.S. sanctions on Cuba and Cuba‘s continued exclusion from the Summit of the Americas.[251][255][258][259][260][261][262][263] Before Obama’s arrival in Cartagena at Friday April 13, 2012[264] several Secret Service agents providing security for President Barack Obama in Colombia have been recalled following allegations of misconduct.[251][265][266][267][268][269][270] After the summits conclusion President Obama had a bilateral program with President Santos of Colombia which included a meeting and a working lunch. The two leaders then hold a joint press conference in which they announced that the United States–Colombia Free Trade Agreement will take effect May 15, 2012.[271][272][273][274] Obama then toured Cartagena’s historic San Pedro Claver church with Columbian President Santos toured the Iglesia de San Pedro Claver[275] and attended an event to hand over land titles to representatives of the Afro-Colombian community at the Plaza de San Pedro in Cartagena, Colombia on April 15, 2012,[244] in which Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira participated.[276] The land restitution is an attempt by Colombia to recognize marginalized communities who were forced from their land by armed groups.[277][278] In the late afternoon, the President returned to the United States, getting back to Washington late Sunday night.[279] The outcome of the summit for President Obama and the United States has been covered by newsagencies and newspapers.[280][281][282][283][284] During his trip to Colombia Obama visited the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas,[285] the largest colonial fort in Colombia.

    Afghanistan Bagram, Kabul May 1–2

    President Obama visited Afghanistan during an unannounced surprise night visit on the first anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden to sign a strategic partnership agreement between Afghanistan and the United States of America, to spend time with U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan and to address the American people from Bagram Air Base to lay out his plans for responsible ending the war in Afghanistan. The president landed at Bagram Air Base at 10.20 p.m. local time in Afghanistan,[286] spent six hours in the country[287] and had been flying out of Afghanistan at about 4:25 a.m. Afghanistan time.[288] He flew from Bagram by helicopter to the Presidential Palace in Kabul[289] to hold a bilateral meeting with President Hamid Karzai and delivered remarks before the signing of the strategic partnership agreement. After the signing he returned by helicopter to Bagram Air base. Here he spoke with U.S. troops, visited wounded soldiers at a hospital on Bagram Air Base, where he awarded 10 Purple Heart decorations, and spoke by radio to military personnel in other parts of the country who were involved in arranging his trip. President Obama then addressed his fellow American citizens from the air base and returned afterwards to the United States by use of Air Force One.[290][291][292][293][294][295][296][297][298][299][300][301][302][303][304][305]

    Mexico Los Cabos,[306] San José del Cabo[307] June 17[308]–19

    President Obama attended the G-20 summit meeting. The president stayed at the Esperanza Resort in San José del Cabo for the duration of the trip. During the summit Obama had a meeting with several European heads of state and government to discuss the European sovereign-debt crisis.[309] Obama also hold bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which both presidents among other things discussed the Syrian civil war, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.[306][308][310][311][312][313][314][315][316][317][318][319]
    For further information see: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2012.

    Thailand Bangkok November 18–19

    The President arrived at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok via Air Force One. In the afternoon he visited Wat Pho Royal Monastery[320] with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and received a Royal Audience with King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Siriraj Hospital.[321][322] Obama then traveled to the Thai Koo Fah Building and took part in a formal welcome ceremony and signed a guest book at the Government House. Afterwards, the President met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for a bilateral meeting to discuss Thai–U.S. cooperation and mark 180 years of official relations. In the evening, the President and Prime Minister held a joint press conference where Thailand announced it would join talks on deeper trade ties with the US and other countries under the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Later in the evening Obama attended an official dinner with Prime Minister Shinawatra and greeted and met with United States Embassy personnel at the Sports Complex of Chulalongkorn University. Obama spent the night in Bangkok and left Thailand the next morning.[321][323][324][325][326][327][328][329][330][331][332][333][334][335][336][337][338][339][340]

    Myanmar (Burma) Yangon November 19

    After flying in from Bangkok, President Obama became the first U.S. President to visit the country,[341][342][343][344] where he toured Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, met with President Thein Sein at Yangon Regional Parliament,[345] met with National League for Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home to discuss Myanmar–U.S. relations in light of the country’s democratic reforms, met briefly with representatives of civil society organizations, including an advocate for Burma’s Rohingya population,[346] met and greeted United States Embassy personnel at the Embassy, and delivered a speech on freedom, democracy, and the crucial role that respect for minorities’ rights plays in ensuring peace and prosperity[347][348] at the University of Yangon. After his speech Obama departed Burma en route Phnom Penh, Cambodia.[325][326][340][349][350][351][352][353][354][355][356]

    Cambodia Phnom Penh November 19–20

    After flying in from Burma, Obama was welcomed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Peace Palace and then met with the Prime Minister. The President then attended the US-ASEAN leaders meeting at the Peace Palace. Obama later arrived at the Diamond Island Convention Center, where he attended the Seventh East Asia Summit Dinner. He remained overnight in Phnom Penh. The following day (November 20) Obama participated in the Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting, attended the Seventh East Asia Summit where he held bilateral meetings with Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and later met and greeted United States Embassy personnel.[325][326][340][341] Obama left Phnom Penh on November 20, en route back to Washington.[341][357][358] He became the first person holding the office to visit Cambodia.[341][354][359]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2013

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2013:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Israel Tel Aviv, Jerusalem March 20–22

    Upon arriving in Tel Aviv, President Obama examined a battery of the “Iron Dome” defense system before traveling to Jerusalem for bilateral talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after which they held a joint press conference and attended a working dinner together. The primary topics discussed were the situation in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.[360] On Thursday, the President visited the Israel Museum, where he saw the Dead Sea Scrolls and a technology exposition put together by Israeli universities. He then traveled to the West Bank for a bilateral meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, followed by a joint press conference. He then visited a youth center in al-Bireh and met with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (who resigned his office less than a month later). Afterward, President Obama returned to Jerusalem and gave a speech to students at the International Convention Center, followed by a state dinner with President Peres.

    On Friday, President Obama laid wreaths at the graves of Theodor Herzl and Yitzhak Rabin before visits to Yad Vashem and the Church of the Nativity.[361] While the President was in Bethlehem, a small demonstration took place in the nearby Dheisheh refugee camp with Palestinian security forces looking on.[362] Prior to boarding Air Force One to leave for Jordan, President Obama met with Prime Minister Netanyahu at Ben Gurion Airport and persuaded him to call Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and offer an apology for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident and offer compensation to victims’ families. Erdoğan accepted the apology, opening the door for the normalization of diplomatic relations, which had been severely strained by the incident. On the same day, the State Department announced that nearly $500 million in economic aid would be made available to help Palestine’s struggling economy.[363]

    The night before President Obama arrived for his visit, thousands of Israelis protested outside President Peres’ residence asking him to plead with Obama for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.[364]

    Palestinian National Authority Ramallah, Bethlehem
    Jordan Amman, Petra March 22–23

    President Obama arrived in Amman on Friday afternoon, where he held bilateral talks with King Abdullah, who hosted the president for dinner. The President and the King discussed the Syrian refugee crisis, the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, and the recent political unrest in Jordan. On Saturday morning, President Obama made a short sight-seeing stop in Petra before returning to the US.[360]

    Mexico Mexico City May 2–3

    The President met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for private talks that emphasized trade, cultural and educational exchange, innovation, and research, but also touched on border security and illegal narcotics trafficking.[365] The President gave an address at the National Anthropology Museum before departing for Costa Rica.[366]

    Costa Rica San José May 3–4

    President Obama met with Central American and Dominican leaders attending the SICA summit in San José.[367][368] Trade and security were the major topics of discussion.[369]

    United Kingdom Belfast, Lough Erne June 17–18

    The President attended the 39th G8 summit at Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On Monday, before arriving in Lough Erne, Obama stopped in Belfast to speak to a group of students about the legacy of the Northern Ireland peace process and the Good Friday Agreement. At Lough Erne, Obama took part in a plenary session on the state of the global economy with the other G8 leaders, and held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss their involvement in the Syrian civil war. On Tuesday, the President took part in plenary sessions on counter-terrorism as well as trade, taxes, and transparency (the agenda for which was determined by host leader David Cameron), before departing for Berlin.

    Germany Berlin[370] June 18–19

    The President arrived in Berlin on Tuesday night for a state visit to Germany. On Wednesday, he met with German President Joachim Gauck at Schloss Bellevue, followed by a working lunch and joint press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Bundeskanzleramt. He delivered a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the Pariser Platz,[371][372] then met with Peer Steinbrück, the Social Democratic candidate for Chancellor in the 2013 federal election. In the evening he was hosted by Chancellor Merkel for a state dinner at Schloss Charlottenburg before returning to the U.S.

    Senegal Dakar June 26–28

    The President arrived in Dakar for a state visit on Wednesday night. On Thursday, he held a bilateral meeting with President Macky Sall, after which he visited Senegal’s supreme court for a meeting with regional judicial leaders. The First Lady spoke at an all-girls middle school with the First Lady of Senegal, before joining the President for a visit to the Maison des Esclaves on Gorée and meeting with civil society leaders at the Goree Institute. President Sall hosted the President and First Lady for a state dinner in the evening. On Friday, the President met with farmers and other members of Senegal’s agriculture sector to discuss food security before departing for South Africa.[373][374]

    South Africa Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Cape Town June 28 – July 1

    President Obama arrived in Johannesburg for a state visit late Friday night. On Saturday morning he was hosted for a bilateral visit by President Jacob Zuma to discuss development, peace and security issues, and the promotion of democracy in Africa, followed by a joint press conference. The President then attended a town hall at the Soweto campus of the University of Johannesburg, causing anti-American protests.[375] In the afternoon, the President attended a bilateral meeting with African Union Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The President also found time to meet members of the Mandela family, with the 94-year-old former President severely ill.[375]

    The First Lady had tea with South African First Lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma in the morning. In the afternoon, she attended a discussion with young South Africans which was broadcast on MTV Base, with young Americans participating via a Google+ Hangout. President Zuma hosted the Obamas for a state dinner on Saturday evening.

    On Sunday morning, the Obamas flew to Cape Town. In the morning, they visited Robben Island. The President then attended a community health discussion at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Center, and discussed the United States’ global health agenda. The President gave a speech at the University of Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, highlighting “trade and investment, development, democracy, [and] partnerships on behalf of peace and security” throughout Africa, before departing for Tanzania the following morning.[373][374]

    Tanzania Dar es Salaam July 1–2

    The President arrived in Dar es Salaam for a state visit on Monday morning, where he was hosted for a bilateral visit by President Jakaya Kikwete. He then attended a round-table meeting with American and African business leaders. The First Lady met with Tanzanian First Lady Salma Kikwete, after which she visited the memorial to victims of the 1998 embassy bombing. She then attended the performance of a local dance troupe before joining the President for a state dinner. On Tuesday, the President also visited the embassy memorial, along with George and Laura Bush, followed by a visit to the Ubungo power plant. The First Lady spoke at African First Ladies’ Summit, which was hosted by the George W. Bush Institute. The Obamas then returned to the U.S.[373][374]

    Sweden Stockholm September 4–5

    The President stopped in Stockholm for a bilateral visit, at the invitation of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, prior to attending the G-20 summit meeting in Russia. The trip replaced a planned bilateral visit to Moscow, which was canceled after Russia’s granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, the former NSA and CIA employee who revealed classified American intelligence programs utilizing extensive mass surveillance. The trip marked the first time Sweden has hosted a US President for a strictly bilateral visit; the only prior visit of a US President in office to Sweden was by George W. Bush in 2001 for the EU-US summit in Göteborg. The possibility of an EU-US free trade agreement was a major topic of discussion, as was the ongoing conflict in Syria. The President also met with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on September 5, before departing for Russia.[376][377][378][379]

    Russia St. Petersburg September 5–6 The President attended the G-20 summit meeting at Constantine Palace.
    South Africa Johannesburg, Soweto December 9–11 Attended memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. Obama was joined aboard Air Force One by former President George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who were met in South Africa by former Presidents Carter and Clinton and the Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea.[380][381][382][383][384][385][386]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2014:

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2014:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Mexico Toluca February 19 President Obama attended the North American Leaders’ Summit, meeting with President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada.[387]
    Netherlands Amsterdam, The Hague March 24–26 President Obama participated in the Nuclear Security Summit held in The Hague, the Netherlands on March 24–25, 2014. He also held bilateral events with Dutch officials.[388] Prior to the summit he visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.[389]
    Belgium Brussels March 26–27 President Obama traveled to Brussels on March 26 for a U.S.–EU Summit with the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission. While in Belgium, the President also held bilateral events with Belgian Government officials and with the NATO Secretary General.[388] In addition Obama visited Flanders Field American Cemetery and Memorial and gave a speech to the European Youth with before the background of the 2014 Crimean crisis.[390]
    Vatican City Vatican City March 27 President Obama traveled to the Vatican City to meet with Pope Francis to discuss fighting poverty and growing inequality.[388]
    Italy Rome March 27–28 President Obama traveled to Rome to meet with President Napolitano and Prime Minister Renzi.[388]
    Saudi Arabia Riyadh March 28–29 President Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Abdullah to discuss regional security, peace in the Middle East, and other issues of prosperity and security.[391]
    Japan Tokyo April 23–25 After arriving in Tokyo, President Obama met with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe during a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro.[392] The following morning, on April 24, the President met with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, before meeting with Prime Minister Abe at the Akasaka Palace in a joint press conference to discuss the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, particularly the disputes over the Senkaku Islands, in which President Obama emphasized on his commitments to the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan.[393] President Obama also met with students and viewed an ASIMO robot exhibit at the Miraikan and visited the Meiji Shrine,[394] before attending a state dinner at the Imperial Palace, hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko.[395][396]
    South Korea Seoul April 25–26 President Obama attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial of Korea and visited Gyeongbokgung, before meeting with President Park Geun-hye at the Blue House to discuss North Korea‘s nuclear threat and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. In the wake of the sinking of the MV Sewol, President Obama also presented President Park with the American flag that flew over the White House during the day of the disaster (April 16), as well as presenting a magnolia seed to the Danwon High School, which victimized a number of the high school’s students and teachers. The following day, the President met with American and Korean business leaders to discuss the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries and delivered remarks at Yongsan Garrison.[396][397][398]
    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur April 26–28 After arriving in Kuala Lumpur, President Obama was greeted with a welcoming ceremony outside the Malaysian Houses of Parliament, where he was accompanied by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim and Prime Minister Najib Razak.[399] In the evening, the President was also hosted a state dinner by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim and Raja Permaisuri Agong Sultanah Haminah Hamidun at the Istana Negara.[400] On April 27, President Obama visited the National Mosque of Malaysia, before holding a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with Prime Minister Najib at the Perdana Putra to discuss issues on trade, defense, and maritime security, as well as the United States’ commitment to contributing to the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.[401] He also delivered remarks at the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre and participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall meeting at the University of Malaya.[396]
    Philippines Manila April 28–29 On April 28, 2014, President Obama arrived in Manila for a two-day state visit to the Philippines and met with President Benigno Aquino III at the Malacañang Palace to discuss efforts in resolving the territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea and the enhancement of the two countries’ security and strategic cooperation with the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, which was followed by a joint press conference.[402] In the evening, President Obama was hosted a state dinner by President Aquino, where he was also awarded the Order of Sikatuna.[403] On April 29, 2014, the President delivered remarks at Fort Bonifacio, where he met with American and Filipino troops,[404] and attended a wreath-laying ceremony and toured the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial.[396][405]
    Afghanistan Bagram May 25–26 President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan, where he visited with U.S troops at Bagram Airfield outside Bagram.[406][407]
    Poland Warsaw June 3–4 President Obama traveled to Warsaw to meet with President Bronisław Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk. He also meet with President-elect Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine.[408] The President marked the 25th anniversary of Poland’s emergence from communism.
    Belgium Brussels June 4–5 President Obama traveled to Brussels to attend the 40th G7 summit.[408]
    France Paris, Colleville, Ouistreham June 5–6 President Obama traveled to Colleville and Ouistreham to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings. Obama also met with President François Hollande.[408]
    Estonia Tallinn September 3–4 President Obama traveled to Tallinn to met with the Presidents of the Baltic states. The Presidents visited with U.S. and Estonian members of the military. Delivered a speech at Tallinn Airport with Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas.[citation needed] The President delivered a long-form speech at the Nordea Concert House within the Solaris Centre.[409]
    United Kingdom Newport, Wiltshire September 4–5 President Obama attended the NATO summit in Newport, Wales.[410] Additionally, the President visited the Mount Pleasant Primary School with Prime Minister David Cameron and Stonehenge in Wiltshire.[411][412]
    China Beijing November 10–12 President Obama attended the APEC summit. On November 11–12, the President held bilateral meetings with President Xi Jinping to discuss China–United States relations and international and regional issues, as well as military relations, the One-China policy, climate change, and terrorism.[413][414] The President also met with Premier Li Keqiang,[415] Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott,[416] and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.[417][418]
    Myanmar (Burma) Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon November 12–15 In Nay Pyi Taw, President Obama attended the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN summit meeting.[419][420] He met with President Thein Sein to discuss Burma’s democratic reforms and also held a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng.[421][422] The President attended a round table discussion with members of the Assembly of the Union, Speaker Shwe Mann of the House of Representatives, Speaker Khin Aung Myint of the House of Nationalities, and Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi to further discuss Burma’s democratic reforms.[423] In Yangon, President Obama held a bilateral meeting with Suu Kyi at her residence, which was followed by a joint press conference,[424] before participating in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Town Hall meeting at the University of Yangon.[425] Additionally, the President had toured the Ministers’ Building and attended a round table discussion with civil society organizations at the United States Embassy in Yangon.[418][426][427]
    Australia Brisbane November 15–16 President Obama attended the G20 summit held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.[428] The President also held a trilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe to discuss Russia‘s annexation of Crimea and delivered a speech at the University of Queensland regarding youth voice.[418][429][430]

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2015

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2015:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    India New Delhi January 25–27 At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Obama traveled to India to participated in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the Chief Guest.[431] With this trip, Obama became both the first U.S. president to attend the Republic Day parade and the first to visit India twice while in office.[432] Obama and Modi also addressed an event organized by the U.S.-India Business Council.
    Saudi Arabia Riyadh January 27 President Obama traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with the newly appointed King Salman. Obama also paid his respects to the late King Abdullah.[433][434]
    Jamaica Kingston April 9–10 President Obama traveled to Kingston, Jamaica on a state visit to meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and other leaders of the Caribbean Community. The President also visited the Bob Marley Museum, attended a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, and laid a wreath at the National Heroes Park.[435][436]
    Panama Panama City April 10–11 President Obama attended the 7th Summit of the Americas. Additionally, the President met with Cuban President Raúl Castro for the first time since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.[437]
    Germany Schloss Elmau June 7–8 President Obama attended the 41st G7 summit.[438] He also met with Chancellor Angela Merkel for a traditional Frühschoppen breakfast with the village locals in Krün.[439][440] G7 called for end to fossil fuel use by 2100. Obama and the French President François Hollande also agreed on Ukraine and the nuclear program of Iran.[441]
    Kenya Nairobi July 24–26 On July 24–26, 2015, President Obama traveled to Kenya for a three-day state visit, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country. His father, Barack Obama, Sr., was a native of the Kenyan village Nyang’oma Kogelo.[442]

    President Obama arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on the evening of Friday, July 24, where he was welcomed in the tarmac by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his half-sister Auma.[443] After arriving, Obama dined with other members of his paternal family at a restaurant in his hotel.[444][445]

    On Saturday, July 25, President Obama delivered remarks at the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit held at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, where he urged African entrepreneurs to promote security and development while working towards economic growth in the African continent.[446] He also visited an innovation fair organized to promote his “Power Africa” initiative of promoting electric power and renewable energy in the Sub-Saharan Africa.[447][448] Later that day, President Obama laid a wreath and paid his respects at a memorial honoring the victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.[449] Obama then headed to the State House for an official welcoming ceremony and a bilateral meeting with President Kenyatta, where the two presidents mainly discussed counter-terrorism with regards to dealing with Al-Shabaab.[450] In the evening, the President was hosted a state dinner by President Kenyatta.[451]

    On Sunday, July 26, President Obama delivered a speech addressing the Kenyan people at the Safaricom Indoor Arena. In his speech, he urged Kenyans to eradicate corruption, confront terrorism, and combat inequality, saying: “You can choose the path to progress, but it requires making some important choices… it means continuing down the path of a strong, more inclusive, more accountable and transparent democracy” to “help you extend opportunity, and educate youth, and face down threats, and embrace reconciliation.”[452][453] Before departing Kenya, Obama met with civil society groups at Kenyatta University and toured the Nairobi National Park.[454][455]

    Ethiopia Addis Ababa July 26–28 President Obama held bilateral meetings with the government of Ethiopia and visited the African Union headquarters, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to do so.[456][457]
    Turkey Antalya November 14–17 President Obama attended the G-20 summit meeting in Antalya, where topics such as investment strategy, climate change, financial regulation, anti-corruption, and issues on trade and energy were discussed in an effort to strengthen the global economy and cooperation.[458] According to National Security Advisor Susan Rice, President Obama also discussed “cybersecurity, refugees, global health security, and counter-terrorism” during the summit.[459] He also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (to discuss efforts in managing the Syria–Turkey border, amidst the Syrian Civil War refugee crisis) and King Salman of Saudi Arabia.[460][461][462] Additionally, President Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a 30-minute meeting to discuss efforts in tackling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other terrorist groups and resolving the Syrian Civil War, amidst disagreements with the United States regarding Russia’s military intervention.[463][464]
    Philippines Manila November 17–20 President Obama attended the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Manila, focusing on inclusive growth.[458]

    On the sidelines of the summit, he held bilateral meetings with Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and newly elected prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull of Australia and Justin Trudeau of Canada,[465][466] as well as meetings with Trans-Pacific Partnership and Pacific Alliance leaders.[467]

    President Obama also delivered remarks at a Philippine Navy coastal facility by the Manila Bay, where he also toured the BRP Gregorio del Pilar (PF-15), to highlight the United States’ commitment to assist in maritime security in the region, amidst the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.[462][468] During his speech in front of the Philippine Navy, President Obama announced that the U.S. government will donate the research vessel RV Melville and two Hamilton-class cutters to the Philippine Navy, one of which will be the USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719).[469][470][471] He later participated at the APEC 2015 CEO Summit, where he met with Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma and SALt lamp inventor Aisa Mijeno and urged business executives to combat climate change.[472][473]

    Malaysia Kuala Lumpur November 20–22 President Obama attended the Tenth East Asia Summit in Kuala Lumpur, which focused on military intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.[458][474] On the sidelines of the summit in Kuala Lumpur, the President met with refugees, many of which were Rohingya refugees, at the Dignity for Children Foundation refugee center to urge the acceptance of Syrian refugees into the United States,[475][476][477] participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSAELI) town hall at Taylor’s University where he urged the Southeast Asian youth to fight against discrimination,[478] and met with Malaysian civil society groups at a round table meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur.[468][479] He also participated in a meeting with leaders of the ASEAN Summit, as well as separate meetings with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.[462]
    France Paris November 29 –
    December 1
    President Obama participated in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.[480] On the sidelines of the conference, he joined President François Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in paying respects to the victims of the Paris attacks by laying flowers in front of the Bataclan.[481] Obama held separate bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “send a strong message to the world about their strong commitment to climate change,” being three of the world’s largest carbon dioxide emitters.[482] Obama also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss their intervention against ISIL, as well as to urge the reduction of tensions between Turkey and Russia following the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 shootdown by the Turkish Air Force.[483]

    2016

    Main article: List of presidential trips made by Barack Obama during 2016

    The following international trips were made by Barack Obama during 2016:

    Country Locations Dates Details
    Cuba Havana March 20–22 On February 18, 2016, a White House official announced that President Obama would undertake a historic visit to Cuba on March 20–22 to mark the end of the 54-year tensions in Cuba–United States relations, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. In an interview with Yahoo! News in December 2015, President Obama said that he would only visit Cuba if he could meet with the Cuban dissident movement, saying: “If I go on a visit, then part of the deal is that I get to talk to everybody, I’ve made very clear in my conversations directly with President Raúl Castro that we would continue to reach out to those who want to broaden the scope for, you know, free expression inside of Cuba.”[484][485]

    Hours before the President and the First Family’s arrival, the weekly demonstration by protesters from more than 50 Ladies in White human rights activists and other opposition groups, hoping for the President’s awareness of “women fighting for the liberty of political prisoners,” were cleared by Cuban police in the Havana neighborhood of Miramar.[486][487] President Obama and the First Family arrived in Havana’s José Martí International Airport on the rainy afternoon of Sunday, March 20, where they were greeted by Cuban officials led by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla.[488] The First Family first headed to the Meliá Habana Hotel to meet with the staff of the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana and their families.[489][490] The Obamas later toured on foot Old Havana, where they visited the Plaza de Armas, the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, and the Havana Cathedral, while being guided by Havana historian Eusebio Leal.[491] At the Havana Cathedral, they met with Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the Archbishop of Havana, who along with Pope Francis and the Holy See helped normalize and restore Cuba–United States relations.[492][493] In the evening, the Obamas dined at a local paladar in central Havana.[494]

    President Obama began his Monday, March 21, by paying his respects to Cuban national hero José Martí during a brief wreath-laying ceremony at his memorial at Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución.[495] He then headed to the Palace of the Revolution to meet with his Cuban counterpart, President Raúl Castro, where he was given a welcome ceremony before the two heads of state began their official talks. During their meeting, the two presidents pledged to work towards a “new path” in reconciling their two countries’ relations amid their differences in human rights and democracy.[496] U.S. Secretaries John Kerry and Penny Pritzker of State and Commerce, respectively, were in attendance, while Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel and Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla were among the several Cuban Council of Ministers who participated in the discussions.[497]

    The two leaders later participated in a joint press conference, where President Obama declared a “new day” in Cuba–U.S. relations but acknowledged President Castro’s statement regarding the “profound differences” between their two countries regarding human rights and democracy, which Obama criticized. Obama also added that the embargo against Cuba and the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base continue to be obstructions in the normalization and restoration of the two countries’ relations, wherein Castro responded saying that it would be “the most important obstacle to our economic development and the well-being of the Cuban people.” In addition, Castro criticized the U.S.’ demand for a human rights reform in Cuba, saying that “Cuba believes civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights are universal” and later adding that Cuba opposes “political manipulation and double standards in the approach to human rights.” When asked by CNN‘s Jim Acosta about political prisoners in Cuba, Castro denied knowledge of such, insisting that his government only holds spies, terrorists and armed insurrectionists, and demanded for a list to be released.[498][499][500][501]

    Later in the afternoon, President Obama attended an event with U.S. and Cuban entrepreneurs that would allow for the exploration of opportunities between the two countries’ businesses at an effort to enhance Cuba’s private sector and encourage the discontinuation of the trade embargo against Cuba amidst the country’s state-owned-dominated economy. During the event, Obama urged the rehabilitation of the country’s infrastructure to allow for better transportation of goods, wholesale marketing to help small business owners, and the unification of the country’s dual-currency system (the Cuban peso and the Cuban convertible peso), all to improve Cuba’s economy.[502][503] In the evening, President Castro treated President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to a state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution.[504] Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, First Lady Chief of Staff Tina Tchen, Senator Patrick Leahy, and Representative Charles Rangel of New York’s 13th congressional district were among the American entourage who attended the state dinner.[505]

    On the morning of his final day in Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, President Obama addressed the Cuban people on national television from the Gran Teatro de La Habana, along Havana’s Paseo del Prado. President Castro was among the Cubans in attendance at the theater. He began his remarks by responding to the Brussels bombings that occurred several hours prior, which he condemned, saying: “We can and we will defeat those who threaten the safety and security of people all around the world,” and added that the attacks were a reminder “that the world must unite in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”[506] Obama then transitioned to his speech regarding “a new chapter” in Cuba’s relations with the United States and the Western Hemisphere, saying that he visited the country to “bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas” and to “extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” He called on the U.S. Congress to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba, saying that “it is an outdated burden on the Cuban people” and a “burden on the Americans who want to work and do business or invest here in Cuba.” Obama also touched on the importance of Cubans being able to “realize their potential,” as they would not “without continued change in Cuba,” urging the removal of the country’s two-currency system and the access of the Internet all across Cuba. Speaking for democracy to be “embraced” in Cuba, saying that it “allows for the fullest expression of the ideals of any revolution” and “gives individuals the capacity to be catalysts,” he appealed for political freedom within Cubans, including the right of freedom of speech, religion and criticism of government.[507][508][509] Obama also referenced several American and Cuban historical figures during his speech, including Cuban national hero José Martí, writer Ernest Hemingway, baseball legend Jackie Robinson, and singer Gloria Estefan.[510]

    Before noon, President Obama headed to the U.S. Embassy in Havana that opened in July 2015 to meet with various Cuban dissidents and leaders of civil society organizations, praising them for their “extraordinary courage” in their fight for “democracy, freedom of speech, worship or assembly” in Cuba and expressed hope that their efforts and ideas will help shape U.S. foreign policy.[511] Among the dissidents and the leaders of the Cuban civil society that attended the round table discussion were Guillermo Fariñas, Dagoberto Valdés Hernández, Ladies in White leader Berta Soler, Antonio Rodiles, and Elizardo Sánchez.[512][513] In the afternoon, the First Family and President Castro attended an exhibition baseball game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuba national baseball team at the Estadio Latinoamericano that was also attended by around 55,000 Cuban and American baseball fans. The Obamas were accompanied by Rachel Robinson, the widow of baseball player Jackie Robinson who trained in Cuba with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.[514] The Rays won the game 4–1.[515] After the game, the Obamas headed to Havana’s José Martí International Airport to depart Cuba for Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they were sent-off by President Castro, ending their three-day historic visit.[516]

    Argentina Buenos Aires,
    Bariloche
    March 23–24 On February 18, 2016, a White House official announced that President Obama would undertake a state visit to Argentina on March 23–24, 2016 to improve the Argentina–United States relations under the administration of newly elected Argentine president, Mauricio Macri, after the two countries’ relations under predecessors Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Néstor Kirchner saw tension in trade and investment.[517][518]

    President Obama and the First Family arrived in Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport from Havana, Cuba at around 1:10 a.m. (UTC−3) on Wednesday, March 23, where they were greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra.[519][520] Later that morning, President Obama headed to the Casa Rosada for a bilateral meeting and a joint press conference with President Macri. Obama and Macri discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in promoting “universal values and interests,” such as in the areas of security, energy, health and human rights, where the two presidents have agreed for U.S. federal agencies to assist Argentina’s counter-terrorism efforts, to contribute to peacekeeping missions, combat illegal drug trade and organized crime, respond to diseases and outbreaks like the Zika virus, and develop resources and renewable energy strategies.[521] Obama also praised Macri for his economic reforms that helped create “sustainable and inclusive economic growth” and “reconnected Argentina with the world economy.”[522] Thus, Obama declared a “fresh era” of relations that would help Argentina’s credibility in the Latin American region and the world, and announced trade and economic initiatives to reset the countries’ relations after years of tension.[523][524] Foreign Minister Malcorra announced that Argentina signed agreements with the U.S. to join again on the Visa Waiver Program. Argentina initially joined on the program in 1996, but was removed in 2002.[525][526][527]

    In the afternoon, President Obama visited the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral to lay a wreath at the tomb of Argentine general José de San Martín, who was known for his role as a Libertador in the Spanish American wars of independence and is considered the national hero of Argentina. There, he also met with Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires who replaced Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio when he was elected as Pope Francis. Obama then headed to the Usina del Arte to hold a town hall meeting with young Argentine leaders.[528] In the evening, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a state dinner hosted by President Macri and First Lady Juliana Awada at the Néstor Kirchner Cultural Centre, where both Obamas were treated with a tango dance.[529][530]

    The Obamas began their final day in their Latin American trip with President Obama visiting the Remembrance park in Buenos Aires’ Belgrano neighborhood with President Macri to honor the victims of the Dirty War by throwing flowers onto the Río de la Plata river. The Obamas’ visit to Argentina coincided with the 40th anniversary of the 1976 Argentine coup d’état that extended the “war” and resulted in the killing and the forced disappearances of around 30,000 people from 1976 to 1983. The two presidents each delivered remarks at the park, where Obama apologized for the U.S.’ “slow” policies in responding to the “war” saying: “Each of us have a responsibility each and every day to make sure that wherever we see injustice, wherever we see rule of law flaunted that we take responsibility to make this a better place for our children and grandchildren.” Obama also said that the U.S. would help the families of the victims “heal” from the effects of the “war” through transparency by revealing files that prove the violation of human rights during the military dictatorship, upon the request of President Macri.[531][532][533][534]

    In the afternoon, the Obama family left Buenos Aires for a trip to the Patagonian town of Bariloche. Arriving at the San Carlos de Bariloche Airport aboard the smaller Boeing C-32 as Air Force One, they spent their remaining hours in the town hiking along the Nahuel Huapi National Park, sailing on the Nahuel Huapi Lake, and staying at the Llao Llao Hotel overlooking the lake and the Andes mountain range, where they were eventually met by the Macris who bid them farewell. At around 9:30 p.m. (UTC−3), the Obamas departed Bariloche for Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport to board the larger Boeing VC-25 that would fly them back to Washington, D.C., ending their five-day Latin American trip that took them to Cuba and Argentina.[535][536][537]

    Saudi Arabia Riyadh April 20–21 In Riyadh, President Obama attended a summit meeting with the Gulf Cooperation Council to discuss ways of addressing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and other regional conflicts, including the Syrian and Yemeni crises.[538][539] He also met with King Salman and held an audience with the Saudi royal court.[540]

    Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia coincided with the announcement of a bipartisan bill allowing families of victims of the September 11 attacks to file a lawsuit against Saudi Arabian officials for involvement in the terrorist attacks, which the White House has threatened to veto to avoid tension in Saudi Arabia–United States relations.[541]

    United Kingdom London,
    Windsor,
    Watford
    April 21–24 President Obama stopped by London to urge British voters to vote for the United Kingdom to remain in the European Union ahead of the referendum on June 23.[542][543][544]

    On April 22, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a private lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle, a day after the Queen’s 90th birthday.[545] President Obama also met with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, participating in a joint press conference.[546] Later that evening, the Obamas attended a dinner hosted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry at Kensington Palace.[547]

    On April 23, President Obama first toured Shakespeare’s Globe and viewed a snippet from a production of Hamlet to commemorate the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare.[548] He then participated in a town hall meeting with the British youth at Lindley Hall, where he addressed questions regarding political issues like terrorism, trade, and the Northern Ireland peace process,[549] as well as social issues and changes involving LGBT rights, racial inequality (touching on the Black Lives Matter movement), and discrimination towards non-binary gender persons.[550][551] There at Lindley Hall, Obama also met with Labour Party and Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn.[552] In the afternoon, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron played golf at The Grove in Watford, Hertfordshire. The two leaders then had dinner at Winfield House, the U.S. ambassador‘s residence in the United Kingdom.[553] President Obama departed for Germany the following day.

    Germany Hanover April 24–25 President Obama traveled to Hanover, Germany to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which was met with criticism among Germans.[554] He met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss cooperation in resolving the Syrian and Libyan civil wars and the Ukrainian crisis, before discussing the topics with other European leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President François Hollande, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.[555]

    During a news conference with Chancellor Merkel, President Obama announced his plan to increase U.S. military presence in Syria to at least 250 personnel to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and assist local Syrian forces in doing so.[556][557]

    Obama and Merkel later joined the United States delegation in their participation at the Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair, with the U.S. being the “partner country” of the fair.[558][559] He became the first sitting U.S. president to attend the fair.[560]

    Vietnam Hanoi,
    Ho Chi Minh City
    May 22–25 During the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in February 2016, a White House official confirmed that President Obama had accepted an invitation from Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng to visit Vietnam in May, as part of a trip to Asia.[561] The trip aims to build stronger economic and defense ties with Asian-Pacific allies, amid the South China Sea territorial disputes.[562] The Obama administration has expressed its commitment to assist Vietnam in seeking maritime security and the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea.[563]

    President Obama arrived in Hanoi on late Sunday, May 22.[564] The following day, he met with Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang at the Presidential Palace of Vietnam and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân at the former residence of revolutionary Communist leader Ho Chi Minh.

    President Obama and President Quang discussed the continuing normalization of ties between the two countries following the Vietnam War, the pursuit of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to support trade and reinforce regional cooperation, and defense cooperation in the South China Sea territorial disputes. The two presidents also signed several bilateral agreements, including a $11.3 billion purchase of 100 Boeing aircraft by the Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air. During a joint press conference with President Quang, Obama announced the full lifting of a 50-year arms embargo on Vietnam, describing the embargo as “a lingering vestige of the Cold War.”[565][566] He also announced that the Peace Corps would operate in Vietnam for the first time, focused on teaching the English language to Vietnamese students.[567][568]

    In the afternoon, President Obama attended a state luncheon hosted by President Quang, before meeting with Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Communist Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.[569] In the evening, President Obama dined with American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain at a local Hanoi restaurant, filming for an episode of Bourdain’s show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.[570]

    On Tuesday, May 24, President Obama first met with ten activists advocating to solve different social issues facing Vietnam, including freedom of speech, freedom of the press and Internet freedom.[571] He later addressed the Vietnamese people from the Vietnam National Convention Center to discuss the progress made by the United States and Vietnam following the Vietnam War while taking into account their differences in human rights, which Obama prompts Vietnam for, saying that “the country should be more open to scrutiny in order to grow stronger and more prosperous” since “human rights is not a threat to stability but reinforces it.”[572][573][574] Following his speech, Obama departed Hanoi for Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest city, arriving there late afternoon.

    In Ho Chi Minh City, President Obama visited the Jade Emperor Pagoda to pay tribute to the culture of Vietnam, which is one of the oldest in Southeast Asia.[575][576] He later met with young entrepreneurs and the local business community at the DreamPlex Coworking Space, where he also promoted the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying that it will boost economic competitiveness and improve labor standards that would prohibit forced and child labor.[577] On Wednesday, May 25, President Obama participated in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSAELI) town hall, where he urged some 800 young Southeast Asian leaders to tackle climate change.[578][579] Obama ended his three-day visit to Vietnam, departing Ho Chi Minh City for Japan later that afternoon.

    Japan Shima,
    Ise,
    Hiroshima
    May 25–27 President Obama traveled to Japan to attend the 42nd G7 summit in Shima, Mie Prefecture, where the agenda focused on the global economy, geopolitical issues like North Korea’s nuclear program, the South China Sea territorial disputes and the Ukrainian crisis, and the threats of Islamic extremism in the Middle East.[580] Prior to the G7 summit, Obama held bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe on similar issues. During a joint news conference, Abe protested a recent killing of a 20-year-old Okinawa woman by a former U.S. Marine from Kadena Air Base, which Obama expressed regret for, saying that the U.S. is willing to fully cooperate with the investigation.[581][582] The G7 leaders also visited the Ise Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine in the city of Ise.[583]

    On Friday, May 27, Obama traveled to Hiroshima to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park with Prime Minister Abe to highlight their continued commitment to pursuing peace and security in a world without nuclear weapons.[584] In doing so, Obama became the first sitting American president to visit the site of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945.[585]

    Canada Ottawa June 29 President Obama travelled to Canada for a state visit, where he met with Canadian Governor General David Johnston and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and addressed a joint session of the Canadian Parliament. He also participated in the North American Leaders’ Summit with Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.[586]
    Poland Warsaw July 7–9 President Obama travelled to Poland to attend the NATO summit meeting in Warsaw and met with Polish President Andrzej Duda, European Council President and former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss counterterrorism, the Syrian refugee crisis, and economics.[587][588] The agenda of Obama’s last NATO summit focused on strengthening defense cooperation to protect Eastern Europe from Russian aggression on Ukraine, confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the European migrant crisis, and the United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union.[589][590] He also announced that around 1,000 extra troops will be deployed to Poland to assist in Russian interference over the Ukrainian crisis.[591]

    While in Warsaw, President Obama also addressed American public reaction to the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota, cases which have led to protests in the United States and allegations of racial injustice and profiling by police. Obama stated, in part, “When incidents like these occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizens that feels as if because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same—and that hurts.” The police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota have led to large, nationwide protests in the United States.[592] During a joint press conference with Presidents Tusk and Juncker, Obama also commented on the shooting of Dallas police officers in the aftermath of the fatal shootings of Sterling and Castile, the deadliest single incident in the history of U.S. law enforcement since the September 11, 2001 attacks, which he called “a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.”[593]

    Spain Madrid,
    Rota
    July 9–10 President Obama travelled to Spain for the first time as president to meet with the acting Spanish Prime Minister and King Felipe VI.[587] He will also meet with troops at Naval Station Rota in Rota, Cádiz. The President initially scheduled a trip to Seville on July 11 to visit the remains of Christopher Columbus, but decided to cancel it and return to Washington, D.C. earlier in preparation for his visit to Dallas, Texas later that week.[594][595]

    Future trips

    The following international trips are scheduled to be made by Barack Obama during 2016:


  • The Human Toll In Gun Free Zones

    THE LARGEST MASS SHOOTING IN AMERICAN HISTORY?

    Orlando’s ‘Pulse’ Gay Bar Was a ‘Gun-Free Zone’ by State Law – Breitbart

    www.breitbart.com/…/orlando-pulse-gay-bar-gunfreezone-s…

    Breitbart News Network

    8 hours ago – Pulse, the Orlando gay nightclub targeted in A JIHADIST TERROR ATTACK, WAS A “GUN-FREE ZONE” BY STATE LAW. Per Florida’s concealed carry law, those with a license to carry may not carry their firearms into an establishment that serves alcohol.

    50 Dead, 53 Wounded In Orlando Nightclub Terrorist Attack …

    www.zerohedge.com/…/20-dead-scores-wounded-orlando-nightclub-dom…

    Zero Hedge

    5 hours ago – #Orlando shooting “appears to be connected to Islamic radicalism” – Florida …. So if it was a gun free zoneHOW DID THIS POSSIBLY HAPPEN?

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    The bottom line

    WATCH OUT ISIS WHEN DONALD J. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, HE  HAS PROMISED  THAT ARMED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE SHOOTING BACK.

    TRUMP ANNOUNCED TO THE NRA “WE’RE GETTING RID OF GUN FREE ZONES, OK? I CAN TELL YOU. WE’RE GETTING RID OF THEM,”

    INDEED TRUMP ON HAS MADE MANY STATEMENTS ON THE HUMAN TOLL IN GUN FREE ZONES.

    Donald Trump TN Speech – Paris, Guns And Second Amendment – If …

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    YET, ANOTHER JIHADIST TERROR ATTACK IN A DEFENSELESS GUN FREE KILLING FIELD

    Pulse club Orlando Florida. “’We consider this an act of terrorism‘: Suspected Islamic extremist … Officers described it as a ‘mass shooting‘. …. last night in Orlando they were celebrating Hispanic Gay Pride.

    The Human Toll In ANOTHER Gun Free Zones

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    ANOTHER JIHADIST TERROR ATTACK

    THE BIGGEST MASS SHOOTING IN AMERICAN HISTORY?

    ISIS CLAIMED THEY WERE GOING TO ATTACK FLORIDA THREE DAYS BEFORE a fanatic armed with an AR-15 assault shot dead at least 50 people in a gay nightclub, according to Twitter feeds supporting the terror group.

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    HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN IN FLORIDA?

    AFTER BEING GIVEN A THREE DAY WARNING?

    ‘He’s a known quantity. He’s been on the radar before’: Worst mass shooter in US history Omar Mateen had been investigated TWICE by the FBI…

    Mateen killed at least 50 people and injured 53 more at the Pulse gay club in Orlando on Sunday. The FBI named Mateen a person of interest…

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    Published: 11:07 EST, 12 June 2016 | Updated: 13:26 EST, 12 June 2016

     ISIS WALLOWS IN LATEST SICK ATTACK ON AMERICA: TERROR GROUP PRAISES GAY NIGHTCLUB BLOODBATH JUST THREE DAYS AFTER ISSUING A WARNING THAT FLORIDA WOULD BECOME A TARGET

    SECURITY SERVICES IN FLORIDA HAVE CONFIRMED THE KILLER IS 29-YEAR-OLD OMAR MATEEN, A US-BORN CITIZEN WITH AFGHAN PARENTS, AND ISIS-AFFILIATED TWITTER ACCOUNTS.

    By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

    Published: 11:07 EST, 12 June 2016 | Updated: 13:26 EST, 12 June 2016

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637780/ISIS-wallows-latest-sick-attack-America-Terror-group-praises-gay-nightclub-bloodbath-just-three-days-issuing-warning-Florida-target.html#ixzz4BOaTcDna
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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    THREE DAYS AFTER ISSUING A WARNING THAT FLORIDA WOULD BECOME A TARGET

    (CNN)THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED 50 PEOPLE AT AN ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS AND MENTIONED THE BOSTON BOMBING IN A 911 CALL, ACCORDING TO A U.S. OFFICIAL.

    SUSPECT OMAR MATEEN MADE THE CALL MORE THAN 20 MINUTES INTO THE ATTACK, A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SAID.

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    ANOTHER JIHADIST TERROR ATTACK  IN A DEFENSELESS GUN FREE KILLING FIELD?

     IN A GOVERNMENT-MANDATED GUN FREE ZONES, SUCH AS THE FORT HOOD MILITARY BASE WHERE MASS SHOOTINGS OCCURRED IN 2009 AND 2014, OR THE FACILITY ATTACKED IN SAN BERNARDINO WHERE 14 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

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    WATCH OUT ISIS: 

    TRUMP ANNOUNCED TO THE NRA “WE’RE GETTING RID OF GUN FREE ZONES, OK?

    I CAN TELL YOU. WE’RE GETTING RID OF THEM,”

    donald trump full speech at national rifle association (nra) – YouTube

    ▶ 32:35

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGnf0x6FJY8

    May 20, 2016 – Uploaded by Donald J Trump for President

    DONALD TRUMP FULL SPEECH AT NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) CONFERENCE (5/20/2016)

     TRUMP SAID,  REFERRING TO THE SAN BERNARDO MASSACRE,

    “IF WE HAD GUNS ON THE OTHER SIDE, IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THAT WAY.

     WATCH OUT ISIS:   TRUMP SAID,   I WOULD HAVE –” AND THEN MADE A QUICK-DRAW GESTURE FROM HIS POCKET WITH HIS HAND IN THE FORM OF A GUN AND SAID, “BOOM.”

    WATCH OUT ISIS: HAD DONALD J. TRUMP BEEN AROUND WHEN ISIS ATTACKED PARIS, HE WOULD HAVE ‘OPENED FIRE’

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     ‘DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT IF THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE CROWD, WHO WERE ARMED AND TRAINED, THINGS WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT THE SAME WAY?’

     Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association’s during their NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during at their annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2016. © John Sommers II / Reuters

    TRUMP ANNOUNCED TO THE NRA “WE’RE GETTING RID OF GUN FREE ZONES, OK?

    I CAN TELL YOU. WE’RE GETTING RID OF THEM,”

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    Try making sense of this timeline

     THREE DAYS AFTER  ISSUING A WARNING THAT FLORIDA WOULD BECOME AN ISIS TARGET

    ‘He’s a known quantity. He’s been on the radar before’: Worst mass shooter in US history Omar Mateen had been investigated TWICE by the FBI…

    The FBI says agents twice investigated the man who killed 50 people inside a gay nightclub, but closed those cases after interviewing him.

    FBI agent Ronald Hopper said Sunday that Omar Mateen had been interviewed in 2013 and 2014. Hopper said agents first investigated Mateen after he made inflammatory comments to co-workers alleging possible ties to terrorists.

    Mateen was interviewed twice and, when investigators were unable to verify the details of his comments, the FBI closed the probe.

    In 2014, the agency looked into potential ties connecting Mateen to Moner Mohammad Abusalha, the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria. Like Mateen, Abusalha lived in Fort Pierce, Florida.

    Hopper says agents determined that contact was minimal and did not constitute a substantive relationship or a threat at that time.

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    Try making sense of this FBI timeline

    (CNN)THE GUNMAN WHO KILLED 50 PEOPLE AT AN ORLANDO NIGHTCLUB PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS AND MENTIONED THE BOSTON BOMBING IN A 911 CALL, ACCORDING TO A U.S. OFFICIAL.

    SUSPECT OMAR MATEEN MADE THE CALL MORE THAN 20 MINUTES INTO THE ATTACK, A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL SAID.

    OMAR MATEEN MENTIONED THE BOSTON BOMBING?

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     [PDF]boston marathon bombings – Office of the Inspector General

    https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2014/s1404.pdf

    Apr 10, 2014 – TWO YEARS BEFORE THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS, TAMERLAN TSARNAEV AND ZUBEIDAT … THE FBI-LED JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE IN BOSTON (BOSTON JTTF) … BY APRIL 19, 2013, AFTER THE TSARNAEV BROTHERS WERE IDENTIFIED AS SUSPECTS IN … account the limited facts known to U.S. government agencies prior to the …

    Two years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva came to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) based on information received from the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB). In March 2011, the FBI received information from the FSB alleging that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Zubeidat Tsarnaeva were adherents of radical Islam and that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was preparing to travel to Russia to join unspecified underground groups in Dagestan and Chechnya.

    The FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force in Boston (Boston JTTF) conducted an assessment of Tamerlan Tsarnaev to determine whether he posed a threat to national security and closed the assessment three months  later having found no link or “nexus” to terrorism

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    Try making sense of this BOSTON BOMBING  GUN FREE timeline

    FAMILIES RUNNING HOME UNARMED AFTER THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

    WITH DANGEROUS ARMED TERRORISTS ON THE LOOSE SOMEWHERE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS

    DURING FRIDAY’S MANHUNT THERE WERE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS LIVING IN FEAR INSIDE THEIR HOMES, ON LOCK DOWN.

    HOW MANY OF THE UNARMED, LAW ABIDING CITIZENS LOCKED DOWN IN THEIR HOMES WITH A DANGEROUS TERRORIST ON THE LOOSE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS WERE COMPLETELY DISARMED AND UNABLE TO DEFEND THEIR LOVED ONES? 

    HOW MANY OF THEM WERE WISHING THEY WERE ARMED WITH A GUN?

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/23/boston-an-armed-terrorist-in-a-gun-free-neighborhood/#ixzz4BOlYz7bm

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    May 20, 2016.

    TRUMP ANNOUNCED TO THE NRA “WE’RE GETTING RID OF GUN FREE ZONES, OK?

    I CAN TELL YOU. WE’RE GETTING RID OF THEM,”

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     Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Timeline of events | WPEC

    cbs12.com/news/local/orlando-nightclub-shootingtimeline-of-events

    WPEC

    5 hours ago – Orlando Police responding to a shooting at a nightclub in Florida. … the shooting as a “mass casualty situation” and said local, state and federal …

    ORLANDO, Fl. (CBS12) — 2:02 a.m.

    Orlando Police Officer working security at Pulse Nightclub responded to shots fired.

    Officer engaged in gun battle with the suspect, when the suspect went back into the club and more shots were fired.

    Pulse Orlando Nightclub posted on its own Facebook page.: “Everyone get out of pulse and keep running.”

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    5:15 a.m.

    Police say a loud noise near the scene of a reported shooting at a nightclub in Florida was a “controlled explosion.” At 2:05AM ……..

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    2:05 AM – 12 Jun 2016

    Orlando Police Verified account @OrlandoPolice

    That sound was a controlled explosion by law enforcement. Please avoid reporting inaccuracies at this time.

    2:05 AM – 12 Jun 2016

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    AROUND 5 A.M., AUTHORITIES SENT IN A SWAT TEAM TO RESCUE THE HOSTAGES

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    4:50 a.m.

    Orlando Police responding to a shooting at a nightclub in Florida.

    A post on the department’s official Twitter account early Sunday morning says “multiple injuries” have been reported following the incident at the Pulse Orlando nightclub near Orange and Kaley avenue. The department also advises people to stay away from area.

    Orlando Police said on the department’s official Twitter account Sunday that media should avoid “reporting inaccuracies.” No further details were immediately provided about the explosion.

    Police have said “multiple injuries” were reported following the incident at the Pulse Orlando nightclub near Orange and Kaley avenue. The department also advised people to stay away from area.

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    5:55 a.m.

    Police say the person who opened fire inside a popular Florida nightclub is dead.

    Orlando Police did not immediately provide further details on the department’s official Twitter account on Sunday. It was not immediately clear how the shooter died.

    Police described the shooting as a “mass casualty situation” and said local, state and federal agencies were involved in the investigation.

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    2:48 AM – 12 Jun 2016

    Orlando Police Verified account @OrlandoPolice

    We can confirm this is a mass casualty situation. Support from local/state/federal agencies. We expect to brief media shortly.

    2:48 AM – 12 Jun 2016

    It was not immediately clear how many people were wounded in the shooting, or if any of the victims had died. Police have told people to stay away from the area and said a noise in the vicinity was a “controlled explosion.” No further details were provided on the explosion.

    Dozens of emergency vehicles have swarmed the area around the club. 5:55 a.m.

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    PULSE POSTED ON ITS OWN FACEBOOK PAGE AROUND 2 A.M.: “EVERYONE GET OUT OF PULSE AND KEEP RUNNING.”

    JUST BEFORE 6 A.M., THE CLUB POSTED AN UPDATE: “AS SOON AS WE HAVE ANY INFORMATION, WE WILL UPDATE EVERYONE. Please keep everyone in your prayers as we work through this tragic event. Thank you for your thoughts and love.”

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    HOW DID THIS  HAPPEN? ANOTHER GUN FREE ZONE MASSACRE

    PICTURED: Worst mass shooter in U.S. history – NYC-born ‘Islamic extremist’ Omar Mateen, 29, who shot dead 50 and injured 53 in Orlando gay…

    The nightclub told revellers to ‘keep on running’ as the man took hostages at Pulse Club in Orlando at around 3.25 local time (8.25am GMT)….

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    WATCH OUT ISIS WHEN DONALD J. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, HE  HAS PROMISED ARMED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE SHOOTING BACK.

    INDEED TRUMP ON HAS MADE MANY STATEMENTS ON THE HUMAN TOLL IN GUN FREE ZONES.

    Donald Trump TN Speech – Paris, Guns And Second Amendment – If …

    rickwells.us/donald-trump-tn-speech-parisguns-and-second-amendment-if-only-a-fe…

    As it was, the gunfree zone was a DEFENSELESS KILLING FIELD. … Donald Trump has a few comments to make on the attacks in Paris and how the disarmed …

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    TRUMP HAS MADE A FEW COMMENTS MY FOOT…

    TRUMP HAS MADE MANY COMMENTS…

    WATCH OUT ISIS: HAD DONALD J TRUMP BEEN AROUND WHEN ISIS ATTACKED PARIS AND SLAUGHTERED 130 UNARMED PEOPLE,

    HE WOULD HAVE ‘OPENED FIRE’

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    TRUMP MANY COMMENTS ON THE HUMAN TOLL IN GUN FREE ZONES.

    After the CHARLIE HEBDO MASSACRE in January of 2015, Trump tweeted, ‘If the people so violently shot down in Paris had guns, at least they would have had a fighting chance.’

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    In an interview this month that ran in Valleurs Actuelles, Trump referenced the November TERRORIST ATTACK ON PARIS and said, ‘Do you really think that if there were people in the crowd, who were armed and trained, things would have turned out the same way?’

    ‘Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris too place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?’

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    ‘REMEMBER, WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED, ONLY OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS!” HE SAID IN A THIRD TWEET. 

    Trump on The Human Toll In Gun Free Zones

    Speaking about the  Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting, Trump told her, ‘If some of the people in the movie theater had a gun, they’d have been shooting at him. NOBODY HAD A GUN SO THEY WERE TOTALLY DEFENSELESS.’
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3444222/I-gun-Trump-tells-French-magazine-ISIS-attacked-Paris-opened-fire.html#ixzz4BO5THEPv
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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    ‘He’s a known quantity. He’s been on the radar before’: Worst mass shooter in US history Omar Mateen had been investigated TWICE by the FBI…

    Mateen killed at least 50 people and injured 53 more at the Pulse gay club in Orlando on Sunday. The FBI named Mateen a person of interest…
    PICTURED: Worst mass shooter in U.S. history – NYC-born ‘Islamic extremist’ Omar Mateen, 29, who shot dead 50 and injured 53 in Orlando gay…

    The nightclub told revellers to ‘keep on running’ as the man took hostages at Pulse Club in Orlando at around 3.25 local time (8.25am GMT)….

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    WATCH OUT ISIS WHEN DONALD J. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT ARMED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE SHOOTING BACK.

    After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January of 2015, Trump tweeted, ‘If the people so violently shot down in Paris had guns, at least they would have had a fighting chance.’

    ‘Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris too place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?’

    ‘Remember, when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns!” he said in a third tweet. 

    In an interview this month that ran in Valleurs Actuelles, Trump referenced the November terrorist attack on Paris and said, ‘Do you really think that if there were people in the crowd, who were armed and trained, things would have turned out the same way?’

    ‘I don’t think so. They would have killed the terrorists. It makes sense,’ he said.

    The GOP front-runner for president then declared: ‘I always have a gun on me. I can tell you that if I had been in the Bataclan or in the cafes I would have opened fire.’

    Speaking about the  Aurora, Colorado, movie theater shooting, Trump told her, ‘If some of the people in the movie theater had a gun, they’d have been shooting at him. Nobody had a gun so they were totally defenseless.’

    ‘I always have a gun on me’ Trump tells French magazine – and had he been around when ISIS attacked Paris ‘I would have opened fire’

    • Trump was making the case for loosened regulations on firearms; France has strict gun laws and no right to bear arms
    • He referenced terrorist attack on Paris and said, ‘DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT IF THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE CROWD, WHO WERE ARMED AND TRAINED, THINGS WOULD HAVE TURNED OUT THE SAME WAY?’
    • Had Donald J Trump been around when ISIS attacked Paris, he says he would have ‘opened fire.’
    • ‘I always have a gun on me,’ he reportedly told French magazine Valleurs Actuelles as he made the case for loosened regulations on firearms.
    • France has strict gun laws and no right to bear arms for its citizens. THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS MORE THAN ONCE SUGGESTED THE LAWS THERE BE CHANGED THERE AND ELSEWHERE SO THAT VICTIMS OF SUCH ATTACKS ARE ABLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.
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    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3444222/I-gun-Trump-tells-French-magazine-ISIS-attacked-Paris-opened-fire.html#ixzz4BO1bAfDl
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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    Why Investigations of “Intelligence Failures” Go Nowhere …

    whowhatwhy.org/2015/…/watchdogs-push-back-against-executive-agency-stonewalli…

    Dec 21, 2015 – Boston Marathon explosions Photo credit: Aaron “tango” Tang … refusing to provide the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) with documents deemed … The IG investigation into the Marathon bombing intelligence failures was …

    CASE IN POINT: THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE “INTELLIGENCE FAILURES” BEFORE THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING STANDS AS A REMINDER OF WHAT TOOTHLESS OVERSIGHT LOOKS LIKE. STYMIED BY THE AGENCIES INVOLVED,

    THE MARATHON BOMBING INVESTIGATION FOUND EXACTLY

     NO ONE ACCOUNTABLE FOR FAILING TO HEAD OFF THE TRAGIC EVENT .

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    AS USUAL, OBAMA USED MADE HIS LIBERAL TOO LITTLE TOO LATE SPEECH, ON TERRORISM, AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER CONDOLENCES…..

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    The bottom line

    WATCH OUT ISIS WHEN DONALD J. TRUMP IS PRESIDENT, HE  HAS PROMISED  THAT ARMED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WILL BE SHOOTING BACK.

    TRUMP ANNOUNCED TO THE NRA “WE’RE GETTING RID OF GUN FREE ZONES, OK? I CAN TELL YOU. WE’RE GETTING RID OF THEM,”


  • The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    2012 TWO COUNTIES – same problem – water and land use REGULATIONS

    SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF –  CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON

    WHAT HAVE OUR COUNTY’S GOT IN COMMON?

     WATER AND LAND USE REGULATIONS AND LITIGATION ARE DESTROYING US.

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    2016  THREE  COUNTIES – same problem – water and land use REGULATIONS

    FEBRUARY 26, 2016  THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY (WA DC Edicts) FEDERAL CONTROL, THREE COUNTIES,  THREE STATE, SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF –  CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON And JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON CAUSED BY THE….

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    THIS IS A MUST READ FIRST

    BLM Bureau of Land Mismanagement

    Posted on February 29, 2016 9:33 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    February 26, 2016 Toni Webb’s  story is here… OREGON CANDIDATE EXPOSES SOCIAL, ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE CAUSED BY FEDERAL CONTROL IN JOSEPHINE COUNTY OREGON

    Liz and I both saw this … As the history of our three counties in three different states. Washington State, Oregon and Calif. Liz Bowen is from Siskiyou County, Calif. Pie N Politics Pearl Rains Hewett is from Clallam County WA

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    JUNE 10, 2016

    The Bottom line….

    Pearl Rains Hewett,  LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

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    By Donald J. Trump April 14, 2016 7:18 p.m. ET

    (unedited full text)

     LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

    Behind My Back | Let Me Ask America a Question

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/26/letmeaskamerica-a-question/

    Apr 26, 2016 – Let Me Ask America a Question. How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.

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    MAY 9, 2016 DONALD J. TRUMP SAID ” AS A BUSINESSMAN I THINK REGULATIONS ARE EVEN WORSE THAN TAXES”.

    WOW, GETTING RID OF THE EPA?  Environmental Protection Agency

    THE ESA THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT?

    May 27, 2016 – Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers so they can send it … so they can send it out to sea ‘to protect a certain kind of threeinch fish‘. The theory that California’s water shortage is all the fault of the Environmental Protection Agency is, like most conspiracy.

    GO FIGURE? WATER FOR PEOPLE NOT A THREE INCH ENDANGERED SMELT.

    The Human Toll of WA DC Edicts 2012-2016

    Apr 26, 2016 – Let Me Ask America a Question. How has the ‘system’ been working out for you and your family? No wonder voters demand change.

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    DONALD J. TRUMP, AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, A BUSINESS MAN, WILL BE TRANSFERRING THE CONTROL OF OUR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LANDS BACK TO WESTERN STATES, LIKE OREGON, BACK TO WE THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT IS SO CRITICAL TO OUR SURVIVAL.

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     The Human Toll in Siskiyou County – KARE

    www.klamathalliance.org/information/the-humantoll-in-siskiyoucounty/

    Siskiyou County has been hard hit by the environmental movement during the past twenty years. Time and again, we are promised that tourism will rise and …

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    Nov 18, 2012- June 10, 2016

    CLALLAM COUNTY WASHINGTON- SISKIYOU COUNTY CALIF-  

    OUR TIMBER INDUSTRIES  HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY THE “ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT” DURING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS.

    TIME AND AGAIN, WE ARE PROMISED THAT TOURISM WILL RISE AND …

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    from Pearl Rains-Hewett

    Posted 11/18/2012

    WHAT HAVE OUR COUNTY’S GOT IN COMMON?

    OUR TIMBER INDUSTRIES AND,

    How Water and Land Use REGULATIONS and Litigation Are DESTROYING Us

    2012 “The hand writing on the wall” is an idiom for “imminent doom or misfortune” and for “the future is predetermined”.

    CLALLAM COUNTY

    Timber harvesting is the dominant land use in the County with 285,842 acres in large commercial timber holdings. Widespread timber harvesting in the area began in the 1920’s and continued intensively through the 1980’s, when the rate slowed significantly due in part to federal listings of the northern SPOTTED OWL AND MARBLED MURRELET.

    At one time, it was the largest timber production area in the state.

    However, OUR FOREST INDUSTRIES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONS.

    How many sawmills and wood processing facilities are gone?

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline.

    Eighty- one % (81%) of the land base in Clallam County proper is in Federal (or state) ownership.

    Olympic National Forest Is over 1 million acres.

    There are more than ? miles of wild and scenic rivers in Clallam County.

    What is the unemployment rate? 9.1% of the labor force Sep 2012

    One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands.

    acquisition or conservation easements

    new wildlife refuge

    convert acres of farmland to wetlands

    There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from?

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    SISKIYOU COUNTY

    Siskiyou County accounts for 15% of the timber harvested in California.

    At one time, it was the second largest timber production area in the state.

    However, our forest industries have been devastated by Federal and State regulations.

    There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from 30-40%.

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline.

    all 17 sawmills were gone and wood processing facilities

    Sixty-three % (63%) of the land base in Siskiyou County is in Federal (or state) ownership.

    There are more than 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the County.

    National Forest’s 1.7 million acres alone comprises 42% of Siskiyou County’s land base.

    In March of 2012, the unemployment rate was 18.7%, ranking Siskiyou 50th out of 56 counties in the state.

    The AP Economic Stress Index ranks Siskiyou County as the 14th most economically stressed county in the United States.

    One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands.

    Since 1999, 8,625.71 acres valued at $3,922,179 have been converted to Federal land.

    Another 11,236 acres of ranch land in the Shasta Valley is currently proposed for conversion to a new wildlife refuge.

    In addition, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement seeks to convert 44,479 acres of farmland in the Upper Klamath Basin to wetlands, (some of which may be in Siskiyou County.)

    It also proposes to secure 21,800 acres of farmland by acquisition or conservation easements in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of Siskiyou County.

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    Pearl Rains Hewett

    Please read on if you are concerned

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    Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong 5/31/12

    “I have completed part I of my report on (Integrated Water Resources Management) IWRM. http://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/IRWM%20siskiyou%20part1.htm This includes an economic and social impact study, a briefing on each of Siskiyou County’s Agricultural areas in the Klamath, a briefing on water rights and a chronology of the major actions (legal, regulatory) in the Klamath River/Siskiyou County over the past 15 years.”

    Part 1 – Siskiyou County

    How Water and Land Use Regulations and Litigation Are Destroying Us

    By Marcia H. Armstrong © 2012
    armsrtrng@sisqtel.net
    (reprint granted with attribution)

    Background on Siskiyou County and its Economy

     

    GENERAL:

    Sixty-three % (63%) of the land base in Siskiyou County is in Federal (or state) ownership. There are portions of the Klamath National Forest; Shasta-Trinity National Forest; Six Rivers National Forest;Modoc National Forest; and Rogue Siskiyou National Forest in Siskiyou County. The Klamath National Forest’s 1.7 million acres alone comprises 42% of Siskiyou County’s land base. The county also includes the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuges, as well as the Lava Beds National Monument. There are various BLM lands administered by the Redding, Medford, Ashland and Susanville BLM offices. There are more than 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the County. There are lands held in tribal trust for the Karuk and Quartz Valley Indian tribes.

    The entire land base of Siskiyou County is 4,038,843 acres or 6,287 square miles. Of this, 1,153,246 acres (29%) is in farmland, however only 138,000 acres (3% of tot. county acres) are irrigated. 2,525,216 acres is considered rangeland/woodland/ forest (inc. National Forest.) Our relatively sparse population of 44,301 classifies the county as “frontier.” There are nine small incorporated cities that date back to the California Gold Rush. Eight tenths of one percent of private land is urban.

    In the year 2000, the average unemployment rate for the year was 7.5%. By 2008, it had risen to 10.2%, rising again to 15.8% in 2009. In March of 2012, the unemployment rate was 18.7%, ranking Siskiyou 50th out of 56 counties in the state. There are many forest-dependent communities in our county where local unemployment is estimated from 30-40%. The average wage per job in 2008 was $32,707. That was only 63% of the state average. The median household income was $36,823 — or 60% of the state median. Non-household median income is currently $27,718 — a ranking of 47th in the state. The AP Economic Stress Index ranks Siskiyou County as the 14th most economically stressed county in the United States.

    Siskiyou County has a substantial low income population. In 2010, 18.6% of all residents in Siskiyou County, 26.6% of children under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 years or older lived below the poverty line. In 2010, the economic impact of jobs at Human Services and entitlement benefits to County residents was $71,581,874. This includes: $11.6 million in annual “assistance costs” (CalWorks/welfare, Foster Care;) $8.8 million in annual food stamps; $4.7 million in In-Home-Support-Services for the elderly and disabled; and $36.7 million in Medical Assistance/Medi-Cal.

    Social statistics indicate that Siskiyou County has the second highest child abuse/neglect rate in the state – (3 times the state average.) Compared to Los Angeles County, Siskiyou County has higher rates of all forms of violent crime except homicide. [aggravated assaults, forcible rape, and robbery.] Often these crimes have similar underlying causes, namely, social strain combined with the selective disinhibition fueled by alcohol and drug use (read Robert Nash Parker; Robin Room; and Jeffery A Roth). The premature death rate for the general population is almost twice that of the national average.

    According to Indicators of Alcohol and Other Drug Risk and Consequences for California Counties Siskiyou County 2007, the number of local fatalities in alcohol-involved motor vehicle accidents was three times that of the statewide average; the death rate due to alcohol and drug use was 32.5 deaths per 100,000 persons (compared to a state average of 20.9/1000.) Methamphetamine accounted for 44% of admissions for alcohol and drug treatment. Admissions for alcohol use accounted for 31 percent of admissions in 2004. The death rate for cirrhosis if the liver was three times the Healthy People 2010 goal. Drug-induced deaths were 19 times higher than the Healthy People 2010 goal per 1,000. About 85% of child abuse cases involve methamphetamine.

    THE ECONOMY OF SISKIYOU COUNTY IS BASED ON SMALL BUSINESS. In 2008, there were 6,857 non-farm proprietors in Siskiyou County. According to 2007 data, 61% of non-farming establishments in Siskiyou County had less than 4 employees; 82% had less than 10 employees and 93% had less than 20.

    Agriculture is a major economic sector of the county. Our 2010 Siskiyou County Annual Crop and Livestock Report indicates that the agricultural valuation in the county was $195,711,956 (gross and excluding timber.) According to the USDA Ag Census, in 1992 Siskiyou County had 647,446 acres in farms. By 2007, this had been reduced to 597,534 acres. The 1996-2008 Land Use Summary, Farmland Mapping and Monitoring Program indicates that during the span of the report, Siskiyou County lost 15,164 acres of prime farmland; 3,036 acres of farmland of statewide importance; 40,456 acres of farmland of local importance. With an addition of 16,126 acres of grazing land and 2,390 acres of unique farmland, this mean a total loss of 40,140 acres of farmland. In 2000, there were 895 farm proprietors in Siskiyou County. This declined to only 730 in 2008. The county lost 81 livestock ranches from 1992 to 2007, with an accompanying loss of 20,882 fewer cattle and calves in inventory. According to the CA D.O.T. Siskiyou County Economic Forecast, since 1995, Siskiyou County’s agriculture industries have experienced substantial job loss of about 586 jobs, declining almost 45%.

    During the past 20 years, there has also been a restructuring of size and sales in agricultural operations. Since 1992 to 2007, there has been an increase in the number of small farms: farms under 10 acres doubled to 80. Farms under 50 acres increased 59% to 229. Farms 50-179 acres increased 27% to 228. Farms from 180-449 acres remained about the same at 79. However, there was a 19% reduction in farms 1000 acres or more to 100 farms in 2007. One aspect of this is land conversion from private to Federal lands. Since 1999, 8,625.71 acres valued at $3,922,179 have been converted to Federal land. Another 11,236 acres of ranch land in the Shasta Valley is currently proposed for conversion to a new wildlife refuge. In addition, the proposed Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement seeks to convert 44,479 acres of farmland in the Upper Klamath Basin to wetlands, (some of which may be in Siskiyou County.) It also proposes to secure 21,800 acres of farmland by acquisition or conservation easements in the Scott and Shasta Valleys of Siskiyou County.

    At the same time, farms having less than $2,500 in sales increased 105% to 359. Farms selling $2,500-9,999 stayed about the same at 151. Farms selling $10-$24,999 decreased 10% to 95. Farms selling $25,000-$49,999 decreased about 18% to 60. Farms selling $50,000 to $99,999 decreased 45% to 44 and farms with sales in excess of $100,000 increased by 28% to 137.

    Siskiyou County accounts for 15% of the timber harvested in California. At one time, it was the second largest timber production area in the state. However, our forest industries have been devastated by Federal and State regulations. For instance, the forestry section of Siskiyou County’s 1972 Conservation Element of the General Plan indicated that there were 17 sawmills in the county (employing 2,055 people or 24% of the employment base) and 8 wood processing facilities (employing 294 people or 3% of the employment base). There were 46 logging contractors and support establishments employing 501 people or 5% of the employment base. By 2007, ALL 17 SAWMILLS WERE GONE. The census indicates that there were a total of 6 wood products manufacturing establishments (including veneer mills) employing 380 people (one mill has subsequently closed in Butte Valley). There were 38 Logging, Forestry and Support Establishments employing 157 employees.

    There is no doubt that the restrictions on timber harvest from public lands under the Northwest Forest Plan have played a significant role in this decline. In 1978, 239 MMBF of timber was harvested from the Klamath National Forest (KNF), 274 MMBF from the Shasta Trinity National Forest (STNF) and 73 MMBF from the Six Rivers National Forest (SRNF.) In 2008, 20 MMBF was harvested from the KNF, 22 MMBF from the STNF and 8 MMBF from the SRNF. [Seehttp://users.sisqtel.net/armstrng/regulatory%20impacts.htm for links to tables and reports]

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    The Human Toll in Siskiyou County – KARE

    The Human Toll in Siskiyou County

    SISKIYOU COUNTY HAS BEEN HARD HIT BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT DURING THE PAST TWENTY YEARS. TIME AND AGAIN,

    WE ARE PROMISED THAT TOURISM WILL RISE AND OFFSET ANY DAMAGE TO OUR RESOURCE DRIVEN ECONOMY, AND YET THOSE DOLLARS REFUSE TO MATERIALIZE.

    For 20 years, timber has been excluded from our national forests (see this shocking graph) which consume nearly two thirds of our entire county. Mining has been all but eliminated, agriculture (the largest remaining industry in this county)

    AND NOW KS WILD HAS THE TEMERITY TO CLAIM THAT OUR COUNTY WILL BE BETTER OFF WITH ANOTHER 200,000 ACRES (OF 600,000 TOTAL) OF TIMBERLAND LOCKED UP IN SOME “CLIMATE REFUGE?” Next time somebody trots out that line, give them some of these demographic statistics:

    Unemployment, July 2011

    (State wide data by county: PDF file)

    • California: 12.4%
    • Siskiyou Co: 16.6%
    • Shasta Co: 15.0%
    • Modoc Co: 13.9%
    • Humboldt Co: 11.9%
    • LA Co: 13.3%
    • Sacramento Co: 12.9%
    • San Franscsco Co: 9.0%

    Siskiyou County 2010 Snapshot

    (PDF file)

    • Population: around 48,000
    • The median age of the population is 43
    • 36% of the population is employed
    • Unemployment is 18.5%
    • Median Household Income $35,692 ($59,928 for CA)
    • 28% of households have children under 18 (46% USA)
    • 18% of the population lives below the poverty line (13% CA)
    • 27% of children live below the poverty line (18.5% CA)
    • 18% of the population is eligible for food stamps
    • 22% are eligible for Medi-Cal programs (18% CA)
    • Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect 31.7 per 1,000 ( 9/1,000 for CA)
    • Siskiyou Co. has higher rates of all violent crime (aggravated assaults, forcible rape and robbery) except homicide than Los Angeles Co. 11% of Seniors aged 60 and above have been abused.
    • Methamphetamine accounts for 44% of substance abuse treatment admissions. Roughly 11.9 percent of adolescents under 18 reported binge drinking over the past month (CA 6.6 percent.)
    • Of youth between age 10-17 admitted for treatment, 72% were for marijuana, 17% methamphetamine, and 11% alcohol. 83% were male. This age group also accounts for 13% of drug-related arrests.
    • Individuals between 25 and 34 years account for 25 percent of admissions to alcohol and drug treatment. This age group also accounts for 22 percent of drug related arrests
    • Individuals between 35 and 44 years accounts for 27 percent of alcohol-related arrests

    Twenty Year Trends

    (PDF file)

    • Demographic Trends — Age distribution: The census indicates that between 1990 and 2008, Siskiyou County experienced a 25% loss in the population of children under the age of 18. The County saw a 45% increase in the population age 45-64 and an 18% increase of those age 65 and older. This shows that our population is aging dramatically, and younger family wage earners are migrating elsewhere.
    • Income Trends; The BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis) indicates that in 1987, the average wage for jobs in Siskiyou County were 73% of the California average. There was a steady decline down to as low as 57% in the year 2000, then the percentage stabilized at 61 % with an increase to 63% in 2008. This shows that our wages are depressed, not keeping pace with inflation and the rest of the state.
    • Unemployment — The EDD statistics indicate that from 1990-2009, the highest rates of unemployment occurred in individual months in 1991-1993 (19.3-21.1%.) The average rate of unemployment for 1991 was 13.2, for 1992 — 15.8 and for 1993 -15.6. This high rate likely reflects the closure of the four timber mills in Siskiyou County between 1989-1999. The rate of unemployment then very gradually decreased each year until it plateaued around 2001 -2007 at 8-9.5% It climbed to an average of 10.2% in 2008 and was at 15.8% average in 2009.
    • Median Household Income The census (SAIPE) reports that in 1989, the median household income of Siskiyou County residents was $22,077. This was 66% of the California median, (down $11,000 from the CA median.) In 2008, the Siskiyou County median was $36,823. It had decreasedto 60% of the California median, (down $24,000 from the CA median household income.) Siskiyou County ranks 51 out of 58 California Counties in median income.
    • Poverty Rates — The census (SAIPE) reports that in 1989, 14.4% of Siskiyou County residents lived below the poverty line. This was 1.7% higher than the poverty rate for California in general. In 1989, 23.5% of children under 18 in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. This was 2.2% higher than the California rate. In 2008, 16.4% of all residents in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. This is a 2 percent increase in the rate over that of 1989 and is 3.1% higher than the California rate. In 2008, 25.4% of children under the age of 18 in Siskiyou County lived in poverty. That is a 2 percent increase in the rate over that of 1989 and is 6.9% greater than the California rate.

    Summary Comment: Siskiyou County is an aging county. A large percentage of children in the county live in poverty and this is getting worse. Average wages are poor compared to the rest of California and getting worse. The household median income in the County has historically lagged far behind that of California and is getting worse. Unemployment has always been substantially higher than California in general. After stabilizing from high employment in the aftermath of mill closures and Forest Service layoffs, unemployment has substantially increased in the past two years and is climbing. It is currently 15.6% (May 2010.) The well-being of a substantial number of Siskiyou County residents is depressed and trending downward.

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    JUNE 10, 2016

    The Bottom line….

    Pearl Rains Hewett,  LET ME ASK AMERICA A QUESTION

    HOW HAS THE ‘SYSTEM’ BEEN WORKING OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?

     


  • Gun Control Circumvents Due Process of Law

    The latest result caused by the U.S. Government’s increased pressure on  a private business,  to circumvent  and deny American citizens their constitutional right to due process on gun control laws.

    Circumvent  by definition, overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever and surreptitious way, deceive, outwit and. find a way around (an obstacle).

    JAN 30, 2016 Facebook bans private gun sales

    New Mark Zuckerberg’s New Facebook policy bans talk of private gun sales, applies to Instagram.

    MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE,  IN RESPONSE TO President Obama and state attorneys general increased pressure on Facebook to tighten restrictions on firearms because of the proliferation of posts that offer guns for sale, often without background checks

    JAN 29, 2016 Facebook Moves to Ban Private Gun Sales on Its Site and Instagram

    New York Times‎ – 17 hours ago

    Facebook is banning private sales of guns on its flagship social network and its Instagram …

    WHAT IS MARK ZUCKERBERG ANTI-GUN “GLOBAL” FACEBOOK  NEW MANAGEMENT POLICY?

    HOW BIG IS IT? WHAT IS IT? WHAT IS IT LEADING UP TO?

    WHAT IS, MARK’S PRIVATE WEBSITES GLOBAL POLICY AGENDA? 

    HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED? WHY NOW?

    HOW DOES FACEBOOK’S NEW POLICY WORK?

    HOW DOES IT EFFECT AMERICAN CITIZENS SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND DUE PROCESS OF LAW? HOW INVASIVE? HOW THREATENING?

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    Monika Bickert, head of FACEBOOK’S GLOBAL POLICY MANAGEMENT, said in a statement on Friday evening.“Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another. We are continuing to develop, test, and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution,”

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    HOW BIG IS IT? HOW BIG IS GLOBAL?

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    WHAT IS IT?

    WHAT IS, MARK’S PRIVATE WEBSITES GLOBAL POLICY AGENDA? 

    WHAT IS IT LEADING UP TO? THE LONG RANGE PLAN?

    Complete Disarmament Public Law 87-297

    This law was signed for the United States in 1961. John F. Kennedy signed it and every president since has worked to enact its provisions. (The government knows you will not approve which is why they want to take away your firearms.)  (This is Title 22 USC section 2551)

    BEFORE STAGE I CLOSES, ALL CITIZEN OWNED GUNS ARE TO BE BANNED.

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    HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED?

    Facebook users must register before using the social network

    HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ACTIVE ON FACE BOOK?

    More than one BILLION people are active on FACEBOOK

    JAN 30, 2016 1.6 BILLION PEOPLE  ARE ACTIVE ON FACEBOOK

    HOW MANY PEOPLE USE INSTAGRAM?

    Instagram Hits 300 Million Monthly Users

    Just nine months after hitting 200 million users, Instagram now says 300 million people use its photo app every month, with 70% of them coming from outside the US. That makes Instagram officially bigger than Twitter, which had 284 million active users as of six weeks ago.Dec 10, 2014
    WHY NOW?
    Jan 5, 2016 Emotional Obama calls for ‘SENSE OF EMERGENCY” to fight gun violence

    Obama executive action: New gun control orders …

    www.cnn.com/2016/01/05/…/obama-executive-action-guncontrol/
    CNN

    Jan 5, 2016 – Emotional Obama calls for ‘sense of urgency’ to fight gun violence ….. control advocate Gabby Giffords, who was seriously injured in a 2011 mass shooting, … that we can take to help reduce gun violence and save more lives.

    Residents of Oregon Shooting Town Tell Obama: ‘Go Home’

    www.newsmax.com/…shootingobama/2015/…/69555…
    Newsmax Media

    Oct 9, 2015 – Gun-rights activists gathered in Oregon on Friday to protest … at Obama’s plans to use the visit to call for stronger restrictions on firearms.

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    HOW DOES FACEBOOK’S NEW POLICY WORK? HOW DOES IT EFFECT AMERICAN CITIZENS SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND DUE PROCESS OF LAW? HOW INVASIVE? HOW THREATENING?
    Although Facebook was not directly involved in gun sales…
    MARK ZUCKERBERG’S Facebook new gun policy?
    My question to my federal and state representatives.
    DO YOU SUPPORT THE LAW OF THE LAND AND  DUE PROCESS OF LAW?
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    Facebook said it would rely on its vast network of users to report any violations of the new rules,

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    My question to my federal and state representatives.

    SO WHEN ANY GLOBAL FACEBOOK USER  REPORTS YOU AS A VIOLATOR OF THE NEW RULES?

    THEN? A FACEBOOK STAFF MEMBER  READS YOUR POSTS AND, JUDGES YOU AND DECIDES IF YOU HAVE VIOLATED THE NEW RULE?

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    and would remove any post that violated the policy.

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    My question to my federal and state representatives.

    WHEN? AFTER? YOU HAVE BEEN JUDGED AND FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING THE NEW RULE BY A FACEBOOK STAFF MEMBER?

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    Beyond that, the company said it could ban users or severely limit the ways they post on Facebook,

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    My question to my federal and state representatives.

    WHEN? AFTER? A FACEBOOK STAFF MEMBER, READS YOUR ENTIRE? FACEBOOK  HISTORY? AND THEY  JUDGE YOU AGAIN ON YOUR PAST VIOLATION?

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    depending on the type and severity of past violations.

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    My question to my federal and state representatives.

    WHEN? AFTER? YOU HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS A VIOLATOR BY ANYONE OF THE 1.6 BILLION PEOPLE ACTIVE ON FACEBOOK AND  BEEN JUDGED AND FOUND GUILTY OF ALL OF THE ABOVE  BY A FACEBOOK STAFF MEMBER?

    THEN? IF FACEBOOK COMPANY BELIEVES?

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    If the company believed someone’s life was in danger,

    Facebook would work with law enforcement on the situation.

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    My question to my federal and state representatives.

    WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING?

    IN ORDER TO WORK WITH, GET LAW ENFORCEMENT INVOLVED, AN OFFICIAL REPORT BY THE SOMEBODY AT THE FACEBOOK COMPANY. WOULD BE FILED AGAINST YOU, AS A VIOLATOR,  GUN DANGER TO SOCIETY OR TO YOURSELF.

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     THE LAW OF THE LAND AND  DUE PROCESS OF LAW

    The Constitution states only one command twice. The Fifth Amendment says to the federal government that no one shall be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.”

    The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution each contain a due process clause. Due process deals with the administration of justice and thus the due process clause acts as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the Government outside the sanction of law.

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    Behind My Back | Olympia WA Has Gone Anti-Gun Crazy

    www.behindmyback.org/2016/01/…/olympiawahasgoneantiguncraz

    Jan 18, 2016 – It’s the first week of the new 2016 legislative session in Olympia WA and the antigun politicians have wasted no time in sending out a series of …

    WA STATE HB 1857 Concerning extreme risk protective orders.This doozy allows any family member or law enforcement with a grudge

    IF THIS PROPOSED 1857 BILL IS PASSED, IT SHALL ALLOW ANYONE TO SAY YOU ARE A DANGER

    or made a threat (verbal) in the last six months and you lose your gun rights. No proof needed and no other action because if you were a threat, shouldn’t something more be done?

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    Facebook will also rely on user reports of private gun sales that occur between members via Facebook Messenger, the company’s private messaging service.

    Facebook does not scan the content of those messages.

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    My bottom line question

    My question to my ELECTED federal and state representatives.
    DO YOU ABIDE BY  THE LAW OF THE LAND AND CONSTITUTIONAL  DUE PROCESS OF LAW ON GUN CONTROL IN YOUR LEGISLATION?

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    Facebook Moves to Ban Private Gun Sales on Its Site and Instagram

    JAN 29, 2016 New York Times‎ – 17 hours ago

    full text

    Facebook is banning private sales of guns on its flagship social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service, a move meant to clamp down on unlicensed gun transactions.

    Facebook already prohibits people from offering marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs for sale, and the company said on Friday that it was updating its policy to include guns. The ban applies to private, person-to-person sales of guns. Licensed gun dealers and gun clubs can still maintain Facebook pages and post on Instagram.

    Although Facebook was not directly involved in gun sales, it has served as a forum for gun sales to be negotiated, without people having to undergo background checks. The social network, with 1.6 billion monthly visitors, had become one of the world’s largest marketplaces for guns and was increasingly evolving into an e-commerce site where it could facilitate transactions of goods.

    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive. In response to President Obama’s recent call to curb unlicensed gun sales, some sellers said they would turn to sites like Facebook. Credit Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    Facebook said it would rely on its vast network of users to report any violations of the new rules, and would remove any post that violated the policy. Beyond that, the company said it could ban users or severely limit the ways they post on Facebook, depending on the type and severity of past violations. If the company believed someone’s life was in danger, Facebook would work with law enforcement on the situation.

    Facebook will also rely on user reports of private gun sales that occur between members via Facebook Messenger, the company’s private messaging service. Facebook does not scan the content of those messages.

    “Over the last two years, more and more people have been using Facebook to discover products and to buy and sell things to one another,” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of product policy, said in a statement. “We are continuing to develop, test and launch new products to make this experience even better for people and are updating our regulated goods policies to reflect this evolution.”

    New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, who has pressed for restrictions on illegal gun sales on Facebook and other sites, praised the company’s move.

    “Today’s announcement is another positive step toward our shared goal of stopping illegal online gun sales once and for all,” he said in a statement on Friday.

    Facebook plays host to scores of online groups that cater to gun enthusiasts, with members posting pictures and details about an individual gun, or a gun they might be looking to buy. Many of the groups are private, meaning that Facebook users may need to be approved by an administrator before they can see or write posts.

    Unlike professional gun sellers, hobbyists who sell or trade a few guns a year are not typically required to be licensed by the federal government. Some, like Scott Schmoke of Florida, say that Facebook helps them sell just a handful of weapons a year. Mr. Schmoke said in an interview this month that he always insisted on meeting potential buyers face-to-face, to feel them out.

    “I go to a secure location, and I say, ‘Can I see your driver’s license? Do you have a concealed-weapons permit?’ ” Mr. Schmoke said. If he gets a bad feeling, he does not sell, he said.

    But as an unlicensed seller, Mr. Schmoke is under no obligation to perform any kind of background check. Federal authorities have expressed worries that the Internet has fueled the sale of guns to felons and others who might normally be blocked from buying firearms.

    Facebook has taken some steps to regulate gun sales over the years. In 2014, it said it would limit gun sales on its site and on Instagram, including by shielding minors from Facebook pages that advertised guns for sale.

    But since then, Facebook has been inching toward facilitating e-commerce transactions. In December, the company introduced a project that directs users to local businesses and services that are well-reviewed on Facebook. Facebook can also store users’ credit card information. And in recent months, Facebook made it possible to send peer-to-peer payments through Messenger.

    Facebook’s progression toward on-site payments underscored the need to update the company’s content policy, a Facebook spokeswoman said.

    The company has also been pushed by gun safety groups including Everytown for Gun Safety, an umbrella group that united the efforts of two separate organizations of mayors and mothers to promote gun safety. Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, one of those two advocacy groups, said she met with senior Facebook officials repeatedly over the last two years.

    Everytown for Gun Safety presented Facebook with research connecting unlicensed gun sales on the site to gun violence. For example, Ms. Watts said, in December 2014, an Ohio man, Brian Harleman, shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend and killed her 10-year-old daughter before killing himself. Although prohibited from buying firearms because of a felony conviction, he was able to buy the weapon in an unlicensed sale on Facebook.

    “We were saying, ‘Please stop the unfettered access to guns on Facebook,’ ” Ms. Watts, a mother of five in Colorado, said in an interview.

    Because of Facebook’s tremendous influence, she said, its decision to ban person-to-person sales of guns will have ripple effects on gun policy nationwide.

    “What they’re doing is sending such an incredibly strong, sentinel signal to the world that America is working in the right direction on guns,” she said. “For them to take a stand and do the right thing gives cover to other businesses to do the right thing.”

    Rachel Abrams contributed reporting.

    A version of this article appears in print on January 30, 2016, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Joining the Gun Debate, Facebook Bans Private Firearm Sales . Order Reprints| Today’s Paper|Subscribe

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    JAN 30, 2016 Facebook bans private gun sales

    www.usatoday.com/…/facebook…on-gun-sales/79543652/

    MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE. IN RESPONSE TO President Obama and state attorneys general increased pressure on Facebook to tighten restrictions on firearms because of the proliferation of posts that offer guns for sale, often without background checks

    MARK ZUCKERBERG COMPANY…

    Facebook bans private gun sales – USA Today
    Facebook IS MARK ZUCKERBERG PRIVATE WEBSITE, IS BANNING PRIVATE SALES OF GUNS ON ITS FLAGSHIP SOCIAL NETWORK AND ITS Instagram PHOTO-SHARING SERVICE, A MOVE MEANT TO CLAMP DOWN ON UNLICENSED GUN TRANSACTIONS.

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    JAN 29 4:00 PM EST FACEBOOK INC. MARK ZUCKERBERG’S NET WORTH CLIMBED TO $47.6 BILLION AS OF 4PM ET, WHEN FACEBOOK STOCK CLOSED AT $109.11 A SHARE

    MARK ZUCKERBERG as the sixth richest man in the world he,  did not fight back to protect American gun rights with his personal worth at $47.6 BILLION.

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    BACKED BY BILLIONAIRE’S?

    President Barack Obama and state attorneys general, as well as gun control activist groups Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns – backed by billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberghad been urging the world’s top social media website to crack down on private gun sales, USA Today reported.

    BACKED BY A BILLIONAIRE? UNDER GOVERNMENT PRESSURE? MARK ZUCKERBERG SOLD US OUT

    JAN 30, 2016 MARK ZUCKERBERG ‘S Facebook bans private gun sales

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    Facebook plays host to scores of online groups that cater to gun enthusiasts, with members posting pictures and details about an individual gun, or a gun they might be looking to buy. Many of the groups are private…..

    WHAT CAN YOU DO AS AN AMERICAN gun enthusiast?

    PEOPLE PRESSURE FIRST…

    UNFRIEND MARK ZUCKERMAN ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE .

    How do I unfriend or remove a friend? | Facebook Help Center

    https://www.facebook.com/help/172936839431357
    Facebook
    Note: If you choose to unfriend someone, you’ll be removed from that person’s friends list as well. … How do I suggest a friend to someone? … How do I remove or cancel a friend request I sent to someone?

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    As a gun enthusiast SUGGEST A FRIEND TO THE NATIONAL RIFLEMEN ASSOCIATION (NRA)

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    If I unfriend someone, will they be notified? | Facebook Help

    https://www.facebook.com/help/110698549016637
    Facebook
    No, but you’ll be removed as a friend from their friend list as well.

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    As a gun enthusiast WANT TO NOTIFY MARK ZUCKERBERG ABOUT HIS NEW POLICY ON HIS PRIVATE WEBSITE?

    SELL ALL OF YOUR FACEBOOK STOCK.

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    My bottom line question

    My question to my ELECTED federal and state representatives.
    DO YOU ABIDE BY  THE LAW OF THE LAND AND CONSTITUTIONAL  DUE PROCESS OF LAW ON GUN CONTROL IN YOUR LEGISLATION?

  • The Silent Majority Defined 1933-1968-2016

    The Silent Majority Defined 1933-1968-2016

    THE “SILENT MAJORITY,” IS A PHRASE WITH A LONG, LONG HISTORY

    IN 2016 THE HISTORY AND ORIGIN OF THE”SILENT MAJORITY” MUST BE DEFINED AND MADE PERFECTLY CLEAR.

    (for those that think it just started 45 years ago)

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    Defining words on Germany’s SILENT MAJORITY

    “WHEN THEY CAME I DID NOT SPEAK”

    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a trade unionist; Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jew; Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.
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    DEFINING THE HOLOCAUST

    The Holocaust began in 1933 and ended in 1945 12 years of Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is PREJUDICE AGAINST, HATRED OF, OR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST JEWS AS AN ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, OR RACIAL GROUP.

    11 million people were killed during the Holocaust (1.1 million children )
    6 MILLION OF THOSE VICTIMS WERE JEWISH.

    PREJUDICE AGAINST, HATRED OF, OR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST OTHER GROUPS targeted by the Nazis were Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, disabled people, and Roma.

    “WHEN THEY CAME I DID NOT SPEAK” for the record let’s add…

    Then they came for the Jehovah’s Witnesses and I did not speak out – because I was not a Jehovah’s Witnesses – Then they came for the homosexuals and I did not speak out – because I was not a homosexual – Then they came for the disabled people and I did not speak out – because I was not a disabled person – Then they came for Roma and I did not speak out – because I was not a Roma –

    TWO-THIRDS OF JEWISH PEOPLE living in Europe at the time of World War II were killed by ANTISEMITISM …..

    11 million people were killed during the Holocaust (1.1 million children )
    6 MILLION OF THOSE VICTIMS WERE JEWISH,
    5 MILLION OF THOSE VICTIMS targeted by the Nazis ,were other groups of people, prejudiced against, hatred of, or discrimination against.

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    TODAY Niemöller’s words “ON THE SILENT MAJORITY” have meaning.

    THEY ARE OFTEN ALTERED TO FIT DIFFERING POLITICAL OR SOCIAL AGENDA,

    BUT THEY STAND AS A UNIVERSAL CALL FOR SOCIAL ACTION AND SOLIDARITY AND VIGILANCE IN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION AND INJUSTICE.
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    INDEED, IN 2016, IT IS NECESSARY TO INVESTIGATE THE POLITICAL OR DIFFERING SOCIAL AGENDA’S THAT  ARE REFERRED  TO UNDER THE “SILENT MAJORITY”

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    NOW THAT WE HAVE ESTABLISHED THE ORIGIN OF THE “SILENT MAJORITY” WE MUST DOCUMENT AND ENLIGHTEN AMERICAN CITIZENS ON  THE SIMILARITIES OF THE USAGE OF THE WORDS “SILENT MAJORITY” IN THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS IN NIXON’S 1968 AND TRUMP’S IN 2016.
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    1968-1972 Richard Nixon campaigned on A SILENT MAJORITY PLATFORM
    NIXON CAMPAIGNED ON A PLATFORM DESIGNED TO REACH THE “SILENT MAJORITY” of middle class and working class Americans. He promised to “bring us together again,” and many Americans, weary after years of antiwar and civil rights protests, were happy to hear of peace returning to their streets.
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    2015-2016 Donald Trump is campaigning on A SILENT MAJORITY PLATFORM
    DONALD TRUMP IS CAMPAIGNING ON A PLATFORM DESIGNED TO REACH THE “SILENT MAJORITY” of middle class and working class Americans. The Donald promises to “bring us together again,” and many Americans, weary after years of antiwar and civil rights protests, are happy at the prospect of peace returning to their streets.
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    NIXON CAMPAIGNED ON FOREIGN POLICY WAS ALSO A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE ELECTION. Humphrey was saddled with a Democratic foreign policy that led to what appeared to be absolute futility and agony in Vietnam. NIXON PROMISED TO FIND A WAY TO “PEACE WITH HONOR” IN VIETNAM, though Nixon was never entirely clear about how this was to be accomplished.
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    2016 TRUMP campaign IS ON FOREIGN POLICY WHICH IS A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE ELECTION. AMERICA IS CURRENTLY saddled with a Democratic foreign policy that led to the absolute futility FOURTEEN YEARS OF WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
    Trump has promised to find a way to “peace with honor” in the middle east, AND THE DONALD IS PERFECTLY AND ENTIRELY CLEAR ON HOW THIS IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED.
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    1968 Richard Nixon campaigned on A SILENT MAJORITY PLATFORM
    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, DESPERATE TO FIND A WAY OUT OF THE VIETNAM QUAGMIRE, WERE APPARENTLY WERE READY TO GIVE THE REPUBLICAN AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS CLAIM.

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    IN 1968 RICHARD NIXON WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT

    Nixon’s “Silent Majority”

    chnm.gmu.edu/…/sil…
    Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
    DURING HIS SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 1968, Richard Nixon … In October 1969, PROTESTERS STAGED A HUGE RALLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. On …
    AT THE END OF THE SPEECH, HE CALLED FOR THE “GREAT SILENT MAJORITY” TO SUPPORT HIM IN THIS GOAL:.
    And so tonight — to you, THE GREAT SILENT MAJORITY OF MY FELLOW AMERICANS — I ask for your support. I PLEDGED IN MY CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY TO END THE WAR in a way that we could win the peace. I have initiated a plan of action which will enable me to keep that pledge. the more support I can have from the American people, the sooner that pledge can be redeemed; for the more divided we are at home, the less likely the enemy is to negotiate in Paris.

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    Richard Nixon: Address to the Nation on the War in Vietnam

    www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid
    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Richard Nixon<br>1969 … THE QUESTION AT ISSUE IS NOT WHETHER JOHNSON’S WAR BECOMES NIXON’S WAR. … In a television speech on May 14, in a speech before the United Nations, and on a number of other occasions I set forth our ….. AND SO TONIGHT–TO YOU, THE GREAT SILENT MAJORITY OF MY FELLOW AMERICANS–I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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    IN 1972 RICHARD NIXON WAS REELECTED BY ONE OF THE LARGEST LANDSLIDES IN U.S. HISTORY.

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    During his presidency, Nixon oversaw some dramatic changes in U.S. Cold War foreign policy, MOST NOTABLY HIS POLICY OF DETENTE WITH THE SOVIET UNION AND HIS 1972 VISIT TO COMMUNIST CHINA.
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    2016 Donald Trump is campaigning on A SILENT MAJORITY PLATFORM
    TRUMPS IDEALS OF THE SILENT MAJORITY —

    THAT AN OVERLOOKED PEOPLE NEED TO STAND UP AND RECLAIM THE VALUES THAT ONCE MADE THE COUNTRY GREAT —
    IS VIRTUALLY EMBEDDED IN TRUMP’S “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” SLOGAN.
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    2016 TRUMP’S SILENT MAJORITY
    DURING HIS CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY IN 2016 ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN VOTERS ARE SHOWING UP AT HUGE RALLIES AT EVERY STOP.
    MR. TRUMP’S REPEATED USE OF “SILENT MAJORITY” IS THRILLING TO AND FOR THE TENS OF THOUSANDS, MILLIONS? OF OVERLOOKED AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT WANT TO STAND UP, VOTE AND RECLAIM THE VALUES THAT ONCE MADE THE COUNTRY GREAT —
    IN TRUMPS CAMPAIGN SPEECHES, HE CALLS FOR THE ” SILENT MAJORITY” TO SUPPORT HIM IN THIS GOAL:.
    THE SILENT MAJORITY OF MY FELLOW AMERICANS — I ask for your support. I HAVE PLEDGED IN MY CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY TO END THE WAR in a way that we could win the peace.
    I have a plan of action which will enable me to keep that pledge. the more support I can have from the American people, the sooner that pledge can be redeemed;
    FOR THE MORE DIVIDED WE ARE AT HOME.
    THE LESS LIKELY THE ENEMY IS TO NEGOTIATE IN PARIS.

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    MOST NOTABLY ARE TRUMPS POLICY FOR “DEALING” WITH,

    THE MANY UNRESOLVED IMMIGRATION THREATS,

    THE ISIS TERRORISTS IMMIGRATION VETTING PROCESS,

    CLOSING OUR BORDERS TO THOSE WHO THREATEN AMERICAN CITIZENS BOTH PHYSICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY,

    BUILDING FENCES KEEPING OUT ILLEGALS , AND

    DIPLOMATIC SOLUTIONS WITH COMMUNIST CHINA, AND DIPLOMATIC SOLUTIONS WITH THE SOVIET UNION.
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    IN 1968 RICHARD NIXON WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT
    IN 1972 THE SILENT MAJORITY WAS NOT SILENT,

    RICHARD NIXON WAS REELECTED BY ONE OF THE LARGEST LANDSLIDES IN U.S. HISTORY.
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    BASED ON THE LATEST POLLS JAN 24, 2016, THE “SILENT MAJORITY” OF AMERICAN PEOPLE, ARE GOING TO STAND UP AND VOTE FOR TRUMP SO WE THE PEOPLE CAN RECLAIM THE VALUES THAT ONCE MADE THE COUNTRY OUR COUNTRY GREAT.

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    THE “SILENT MAJORITY,” WHICH IS A PHRASE WITH A LONG HISTORY
    THE SILENT MAJORITY AS DEFINED 1933-1968-2016

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    ‘Silent Majority?’ Trump Supporters Weigh In – NPR

    www.npr.org/…/what-is-the-silentmajoritytrumpsupportersweigh-in

    NPR

    3 days ago – Donald Trump says he speaks for the “silent majority,” which is a phrase with a long history in politics. Iowa voters supporting Trump discuss …

     


  • Olympia WA Has Gone Anti-Gun Crazy

    The Truth of the Day….

    THE COMMON TRUTH BLOG  is dedicated to speaking the truth on subjects we see every day; common  things. Common Truth. Many of us know it, some do not, yet; as the banner page says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident”. They speak for themselves for they come from within us, not from the media, not from politicians but from the common sense within. Thus, The Common truth.

     

    It’s the first week of the new 2016 legislative session in Olympia WA and the anti-gun politicians have wasted no time in sending out a series of bills designed to impact over two million law abiding gun owners. It seems irrelevant to them that the Washington State Constitution says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be impaired” even though they have all sworn to protect and defend that constitution. It is irrelevant to them that Washington State does not have a gun problem and has one of the lowest gun homicide rates in the nation. So what is relevant to them?

    Perhaps it is owing to the well-funded anti-gun pressure from billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Nick Hanauer. There is no quicker way to get your agenda out in the limelight than to fund campaigns. Every town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are well funded. It is no secret that many of these politicians are literally card carrying members of these organizations.

    The saddest part of this is that none of the bills they advocate will prevent criminal homicides. In fact, several may also cause an increase by disarming people and setting up target areas for the criminal elements to prey on defenseless victims. Just remember, it is already a felony to use a gun in the commission of a crime so how they expect making it a felony to be a law abiding gun owner to reduce gun crime is ludicrous.

    They are very good at ignoring the facts but I will present them once again so that you are informed and can take action. In Washington State, there were 118 gun homicides in 2014. There were 548 traffic fatalities. So if you get in a car, you are almost 5 times as likely to be killed in that car as by a gun. You are 4 times as likely to die from the flu. In fact, you are over 100X as likely to die from medical malpractice so don’t worry about the gun owner; fear your doctor.

    What are these bills they propose, what do they mean and how do they affect you is as follows:

    HB 2354 (“assault weapon” ban) – The most onerous of all, this bill would ban anything that looks scary and is no more powerful (less so) than a bolt action hunting rifle. It also limits magazine capacity so that if you did have to defend yourself, you better be a good shot. How many times have we seen trained policemen empty their firearms to stop a criminal and that’s just one assailant? There is also no corresponding data that says these weapons are used in crimes.

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    HB 2372 (Firearm destruction) – This bill is about allowing the destruction of firearms taken from those in the commission of a crime. It goes a step further however; in that they can destroy your firearms if ou are accused of a crime. Too bad if you are found innocent; your property has been destroyed.

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    HB 2374 (Ammo tax) – This one charges a .05 per round tax on every round of ammunition sold in WA State. How that prevent crime is beyond me and all I see is local business harmed as people now purchase from out of state. Maybe if they really need the fund, they should charge a penalty every time an anti-gun politician tells a lie. We would rake in millions.

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    HB 2460 (making it unlawful to carry in public) – This one is deadly serious. It not only nullifies WA States open carry but makes it criminal to conceal carry even with a permit in a variety of places. Effectively, it designates a boatload of “GUN FREE ZONES ” which we know are target areas for criminals. This will without a doubt, create additional deaths as people who obey the law become targets.

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    HB 1747 and companion SB 5789 (Firearm storage) – Now they want to be in your home and require your guns be locked up. Not a bad idea if you have little children as you want to keep them out of reach, but locked away means asking an intruder to wait while you go open your gun safe. This was on the agenda last year and we effectively killed the bill.

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    HB 1857 Concerning extreme risk protective orders. – This doozy allows any family member or law enforcement with a grudge to say you are a danger or made a threat (verbal) in the last six months and you lose your gun rights. No proof needed and no other action because if you were a threat, shouldn’t something more be done? This too was a carryover that took quite a fight and the aid of the ACLU, NRA and various rights activists.

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    In short, yes; they are coming to take your guns but only if you let them. I urge you to use the 1-800 number below and tell them each bill number and that you oppose it. Also, each bill above is hyperlinked so that you can comment directly. If you value your rights, do this today and hold them accountable.

    Legislative Hotline – 1-800-562-6000

    They will ask your name, address and telephone and which bills you wish to comment. That in turn goes to your 3 WA State reps.

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    As an American Citizen I support the Second Amendment Constitutional Right for  “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be impaired”

    If you value your right to bear arms…

    IF YOU ARE AGAINST MORE GUN CONTROL….

    Remember, Silence implies consent. Let your voice be heard.

    My website is my voice… against more GUN CONTROL.

    Below is an email comment I received.

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    Subject: Gun Control -For Jay Inslee by Rene Holaday

    Governor Inslee,

    Because I am not one of your “yes men”, I’m going to share a different point of view with you that you won’t get from your immediate circle of influence.
    When you were sworn into office, did you not take the oath of office, in which you were sworn to uphold both the US and WA State Constitution? Did you swear to that oath, or was that just a lie in your own mind? A person who dos not swear to uphold the Constitution is flat out NOT ALLOWED to take an elected office representing the people. Why is that? Let me tell you why; the Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND. The oath of office simply guarantees that you will follow the laws as they are currently written. If you do not uphold the law, then that makes you a criminal or engaging in criminal practices. Attempting to infringe upon the 2nd amendment at all is against the law.
    In response to this appalling letter of yours (below), let me remind you that you have zero authority that is above the 2nd Amendment of the Supreme Law of the Land. I am so appalled by your clear disconnect from the people of WA State that you are supposed to be representing. You are not allowed to gut the 2nd Amendment, and for trying, you should be recalled for violation of your oath of office. Not everybody agrees with your idea that “the people” should have no way to defend themselves, while government and law enforcement are beefing up their own arsenals. Are you planning to dismantle all weaponry the State holds or just that of the people?? I’m sure you still want law enforcement to have full access to their weapons right?
    The point is that you must uphold the law, and for trying so hard to undermine it, you should be recalled. Lawlessness by elected officials will not be tolerated. You are subject to the laws as they are written-period.
    People are at least 5 times more likely to be killed by a car than they are a gun, yet I have seen no letter from you demanding that cars be restricted in a concern for public health…?? Iatrogenics is still the #1 killer in the nation, so you had also better alert people to poor medical practices as well. Funny thing though- you could actually care less about public health, and you seek only to remove people’s ability to defend themselves by gutting the 2nd Amendment.
    We won’t stand for it Mr. Inslee and we would be happy to elect or appoint your replacement who will uphold their oath of office.

    One of the many hundreds of thousands, if not millions, that you are failing to represent in WA State,

    Rene’ Holaday
    Chewelah, WA


  • The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    The US Declaration for Complete Disarmament

    Freedom from War (1961)

    dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/arms/freedom_war.html

    THE FULL TEXT OF THE …
    THE UNITED STATES PROGRAM FOR GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT IN A PEACEFUL WORLD

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    THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD,
    Conscious of the crisis in human history produced by the revolutionary development of modern weapons within a world divided by serious ideological differences;

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    Determined to save present and succeeding generations from the scourge of war and the dangers and burdens of the arms race and to create conditions in which all peoples can strive freely and peacefully to fulfill their basic aspirations;

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    Declare their goal to be: A free, secure, and peaceful world of independent states adhering to common standards of justice and international conduct and subjecting the use of force to the rule of law; a world where adjustment to change takes place in accordance with the principles of the United Nations; a world where there shall be a permanent state of general and complete disarmament under effective international control and where the resources of nations shall be devoted of man’s material, cultural, and spiritual advance;
    Set forth as the objectives of a program of general and complete disarmament in a peaceful world:

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    (a) The disbanding of all national armed forces and the prohibition of their reestablishment in any form whatsoever other than those required of preserve internal order and for contributions to a United Nations Peace Force;
    (b) the elimination from national arsenals of all armaments, including all weapons of mass destruction and the means for their delivery, other than those required for a United Nations Peace Force and for maintaining internal order;
    Nations to ensure compliance at all times with all disarmament obligations;
    (d) The institution of effective means for the enforcement of international agreements, for the settlement of disputes, and for the maintenance of peace in accordance with the principles of the United Nations.
    Call on the negotiating states:
    (a) To develop the outline program set forth below into an agreed plan for general and complete disarmament and to continue their efforts without interruption until the whole program has been achieved;
    (b) To this end to seek to attain the widest possible area of agreement at the earliest possible date;
    (c) Also to seek – without prejudice to progress on the disarmament program – agreement on those immediate measures that would contribute to the common security of nations and that could facilitate and form a part of that program.
    Affirm that disarmament negotiations should be guided by the following principles:
    (a) Disarmament shall take place as rapidly as possible until it is completed in stages containing balanced, phased and safe-guarded measures, with each measure and stage to be carried out in an agreed period of time.
    (b) Compliance with all disarmament obligations shall be effectively verified from their entry into force. Verification arrangements shall be instituted progressively and in such a manner as to verify not only that agreed limitations or reductions take place but also that retained armed forces and armaments do not exceed agreed levels at any stage.
    (c) Disarmament shall take place in a manner that will not affect adversely the security of any state, whether or not a party to an international agreement or treaty.
    (d) As stated relinquish their arms, the United Nations shall be progressively strengthened in order to improve its capacity to assure international security and the peaceful settlement of differences as well as to facilitate the development of international cooperation an common tasks for the benefit of mankind.
    (e) Transition from one stage of disarmament to the next shall take place as soon as all the measures in the preceding stage have been carried out and effective verification is continuing and as soon as the arrangements that have been agreed to be necessary for the next stage have been instituted.
    Agree upon the following outline program for achieving general and complete disarmament:
    STAGE I
    A. To Establish an International Disarmament Organization:
    (a) An International Disarmament Organization (IDO) shall be established within the framework of the United Nations upon entry into force of the agreement. Its functions shall be expanded progressively as required for the effective verification of the disarmament program.
    (b) The IDO shall have: (1) a General Conference of all the parties; (2) a Commission consisting of representatives of all the major powers as permanent members as permanent members and certain other states on a rotating basis; and (3) an Administrator who will administer the Organization subject to the direction of the Commission and who will have the authority, staff, and finances adequate to assure effective impartial implementation of the functions of the Organization.
    (c) The IDO shall: (1) ensure compliance with the obligations undertaken by verifying the execution of measures agreed upon; (2) assist the states in developing the details of agreed further verification and disarmament measures; (3) provide for the establishment of such bodies as may be necessary for working out the details of further measures provided for in the program and for such other expert study groups as may be required to give continuous study to the problems of disarmament; (4) receive reports on the progress of disarmament and verification arrangements and determine the transition from one stage to the next.
    B. To Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:
    (a) Force levels shall be limited to 2.1 million each for the U.S. and U.S.S.R. and to appropriate levels not exceeding 2.1 million each for all other militarily significant states. Reductions to the agreed levels will proceed by equitable, proportionate, and verified steps.
    (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be reduced by equitable and balanced steps. The reductions shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage I reduction process, the states party to the agreement have agreed that the armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (c) The production of agreed types of armaments shall be limited.
    (d) A Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) Experts Commission shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verifiable reduction and eventual elimination of CBR weapons stockpiles and the halting of their production.
    C. To Contain and Reduce the Nuclear Threat:
    (a) States that have not acceded to a treaty effectively prohibiting the testing of nuclear weapons shall do so.
    (b) The production of fissionable materials for use in weapons shall be stopped.
    (c) Upon the cessation of production of fissionable materials for use in weapons, agreed initial quantities of fissionable materials from past production shall be transferred to non-weapons purposes.
    (d) Any fissionable materials transferred between countries for peaceful uses of nuclear energy shall be subject to appropriate safeguards to be developed in agreement with the IAEA.
    (e) States owning nuclear weapons shall not relinquish control of such weapons to any nation not owning them and shall not transmit to any such nation information or material necessary for their manufacture. States not owning nuclear weapons shall not manufacture such weapons, attempt to obtain control of such weapons belonging to other states, or seek or receive information or materials necessary for their manufacture.
    (f) A Nuclear Experts Commission consisting of representatives of the nuclear states shall be established within the IDO for the purpose of examining and reporting on the feasibility and means for accomplishing the verified reduction and eventual elimination of nuclear weapons stockpiles.
    D. To Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:
    (a) Strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles in specified categories and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be reduced to agreed levels by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished in each step by transfer to depots supervised by the IDO of vehicles that are in excess of levels agreed upon for each step. At specified periods during the Stage I reduction process, the vehicles that have been placed under supervision of the IDO shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (b) Production of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be discontinued or limited.
    (c) Testing of agreed categories of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be limited or halted.
    E. To Promote the Peaceful Use of Outer Space:
    (a) The placing into orbit or stationing in outer space of weapons capable of producing mass destruction shall be prohibited.
    (b) States shall give advance notification to participating states and to the IDO of launchings of space vehicles and missiles, together with the track of the vehicle. F. To reduce the Risks of War by Accident, Miscalculation, and Surprise Attack: (a) States shall give advance notification to the participating states and to the IDO of major military movements and maneuvers, on a scale as may be agreed, which might give rise to misinterpretation or cause alarm and induce countermeasures. The notification shall include the geographic areas to be used and the nature, scale and time span of the event.
    (b) There shall be established observation posts at such locations as major ports, railway centers, motor highways, and air bases to report on concentrations and movements of military forces.
    (c) There shall also be established such additional inspection arrangements to reduce the danger of surprise attack as may be agreed.
    (d) An international commission shall be established immediately within the IDO to examine and make recommendations of the possibility of further measures to reduce the risks of nuclear war by accident, miscalculation, or failure of communication.
    G. To Keep the Peace:
    (a) States shall reaffirm their obligations under the U.N. Charter to refrain from the threat or use of any type of armed force – including nuclear, conventional, or CBR – contrary to the principles of the U.N. Charter.
    (b) States shall agree to refrain from indirect aggression and subversion against any country.
    (c) States shall use all appropriate processes for the peaceful settlement of disputes and shall seek within the United Nations further arrangements for the peaceful settlement of international disputes and for the codification and progressive development of international law.
    (d) States shall develop arrangements in Stage I for the establishment in Stage II of a U.N. Peace Force.
    (e) A U.N. peace observation group shall be staffed with a standing cadre of observers who could be despatched to investigate any situation which might constitute a threat to or breach of the peace.
    STAGE II
    A. International Disarmament Organization:
    The powers and responsibilities of the IDO shall be progressively enlarged in order to give it the capabilities to verify the measures undertaken in Stage II.
    B. To Further Reduce Armed Forces and Armaments:
    (a) Levels of forces for the U.S., U.S.S.R., and other militarily significant states shall be further reduced by substantial amounts to agreed levels in equitable and balanced steps.
    (b) Levels of armaments of prescribed types shall be further reduced by equitable and balanced steps. The reduction shall be accomplished by transfers of armaments to depots supervised by the IDO. When, at specified periods during the Stage II reduction process, the parties have agreed that the armaments and armed forces are at prescribed levels, the armaments in depots shall be destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    (c) There shall be further agreed restrictions on the production of armaments.
    (d) Agreed military bases and facilities wherever they are located shall be dismantled or converted to peaceful uses.
    (e) Depending upon the findings of the Experts Commission on CBR weapons, the production of CBR weapons shall be halted, existing stocks progressively reduced, and the resulting excess quantities destroyed or converted to peaceful uses.
    C. To Further Reduce the Nuclear Threat:
    Stocks of nuclear weapons shall be progressively reduced to the minimum levels which can be agreed upon as a result of the findings of the nuclear Experts Commission; the resulting excess of fissionable material shall be transferred to peaceful purposes.
    D. To Further Reduce Strategic Nuclear Weapons Delivery Vehicles:
    Further reductions in the stocks of strategic nuclear weapons delivery vehicles and agreed types of weapons designed to counter such vehicles shall be carried out in accordance with the procedure outlined in Stage I.
    E. To Keep the Peace:
    During Stage II, states shall develop further the peace-keeping processes of the united Nations, to the end that the United Nations can effectively in Stage III deter or suppress any threat or use of force in violation of the purposes and principles of the united Nations:
    (a) States shall agree upon strengthening the structure, authority, and operation of the united Nations so as to assure that the United Nations will be able effectively to protect states against threats to or breaches of the peace.
    (b) The U.N. Peace Force shall be established and progressively strengthened.
    (c) States shall also agree upon further improvements and developments in rules of international conduct and in processes for peaceful settlement of disputes and differences.
    STAGE III
    By the time Stage II has been completed, the confidence produced through a verified disarmament program, the acceptance of rules of peaceful international behavior, and the development of strengthened international peace-keeping processes within the framework of the U.N. should have reached a point where the states of the world can move forward to Stage III. In Stage III progressive controlled disarmament and continuously developing principles and procedures of international law would proceed to a point where no state would have the military power to challenge the progressively strengthened U.N. Peace Force (emphasis added) and all international disputes would be settled according to the agreed principles of international conduct.
    The progressive steps to be taken during the final phase of the disarmament program would be directed toward the attainment of a world in which:
    (a) States would retain only those forces, non-nuclear armaments, and establishments required for the purpose of maintaining internal order; they would also support and provide agreed manpower for a U.N. Peace Force.
    (b) The U.N. Peace Force, equipped with agreed types and quantities of armaments, would be fully functioning.
    (c) The manufacture of armaments would be prohibited except for those of agreed types and quantities to be used by the U.N. Peace Force and those required to maintain internal order. All other armaments would be destroyed or converted to peaceful purposes.
    (d) The peace-keeping capabilities of the United Nations would be sufficiently strong and the obligations of all states under such arrangements sufficiently far-reaching as to assure peace and the just settlement of differences in a disarmed world.
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