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  • The Last Time I Saw Paris

    The last time I saw Paris?

    The last time I saw Europe?  Walking freely and safely through 15 European countries,  traveling 20,000 miles on public transportation  for two months, from Sept 2, 1996 to Oct. 31,1996.

    The last time I saw Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Budapest, the Greek Islands and Auschwitz.

    MARCH 27, 2016 The last time I saw Brussels was on TV last night on BBC the National

    Police break up gathering of right-wing protesters at …

    Black-clad protesters shouting slogans against immigrants and the jihadist “Islamic State” group faced off with police in front of the city’s stock exchange building.

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    Just asking? Just saying…..

    Brussels stories: Grief for the dead, hope for the missing …

    www.cnn.com/2016/03/24/europe/brusselsdead/index.html
    CNN

    3 days ago – At least 31 people were killed and 300 wounded in the Brussels attacks. … France confirmed that one of its citizens was dead and 12 were …

    At least 31 people were killed and 300 wounded in Tuesday’s attacks at the Brussels Airport and a subway, authorities said.

    The victims span 40 nationalities.

    ARE BELGIUM “CITIZENS” THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PROTESTING THE ISIS JIHADIST “Islamic State” TERRORISTS IN BRUSSELS?

    The ease of attacking in Belgium, given its dysfunctional security services and large jihadi presence, probably played a bigger role?

    It was the nightmare scenario European officials have warned about for months: Tuesday’s deadly assault on Brussels that killed at least 31 people involved simultaneous, coordinated attacks on key infrastructure sites in the heart of the E.U.’s administrative capital.

    BRUSSELS BELGIUM WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THAT LIGHT CANDLES AND BRING FLOWERS?

    PARIS FRANCE WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE THAT LIGHT CANDLES AND BRING FLOWERS?

    The bloodshed sent a chill through European capitals, where officials for months have expressed deep anxieties about potential terrorist attacks by groups like ISIS.

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    The Islamic State’s bloody bombings in Brussels might appear to be yet another victory for a terrorist group that is already riding high. ISIS leaders are gloating about their success against their Western enemies, claiming that they hit Belgium because of its participation in the anti–Islamic State military coalition

    (though the ease of attacking in Belgium, given its dysfunctional security services and large jihadi presence, probably played a bigger role).

    Brussels Bombing Reveals Europe’s Security Dilemma | TIME

    time.com/4267343/brussels-attacks-isis-analysis/

    It was the nightmare scenario European officials have warned about for months: Tuesday’s deadly assault on Brussels that killed at least 31 …

    It was the nightmare scenario European officials have warned about for months: Tuesday’s deadly assault on Brussels that killed at least 31 people involved simultaneous, coordinated attacks on key infrastructure sites in the heart of the E.U.’s administrative capital. The bloodshed sent a chill through European capitals, where officials for months have expressed deep anxieties about potential terrorist attacks by groups like ISIS.

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    The 1940 wartime  song “The last time I saw Paris” about European cities following the Second World War Battle of France (which brought Paris under Nazi control).

    The last time I saw Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Budapest, the Greek Islands and Auschwitz.

    My 2016  comment  is about  “The last time I saw Europe” European cities before…

    The Epidemic spread of Terrorism ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaida, SHIITE MILITIAS

    A lady known as Paris/EUROPE, Romantic and Charming
    Has left her old companions and faded from view

    Lonely men with lonely eyes are seeking her in vain
    Her streets are where they were, but there’s no sign of her

    She has left the Seine

    The last time I saw Paris/EUROPE, her heart was warm and gay,
    I heard the laughter of her heart in every street café

    The last time I saw Paris/EUROPE, her trees were dressed for spring,
    And lovers walked beneath those trees and birds found songs to sing.

    I dodged the same old taxicabs that I had dodged for years.
    The chorus of their squeaky horns was music to my ears.

    The last time I saw Paris/EUROPE, her heart was warm and gay,
    No matter how they change her, I’ll remember her that way.

    I’ll think of happy hours, and people who shared them
    Old women, selling flowers, in markets at dawn

    Children who applauded, Punch and Judy in the park
    And those who danced at night and kept our Paris/EUROPE bright

    ’til the towns/ OF EUROPE went dark.

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    No matter how ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaida TERRORISTS change EUROPE, I’ll remember HER that way.

    EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 27,  2016

    As my family, my kids, grand kids and great grand kids, spent the Christian holiday of Easter together, I SHARED MY MEMORIES OF  20,000 THOUSAND MILES OF TRAVEL IN  15 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES and my six 1996 photo albums full of THE beautiful peaceful FREE EUROPEAN CITIES I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF VISITING.

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    FROM THE TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER AND WALKING THROUGH THE  ARC DE TRIOMPHE  IN PARIS FRANCE

    The Arc de Triomphe Paris, the most monumental of all triumphal arches, was built between 1806 and 1836.

    The triumphal arch is in honor of those who fought for France, in particular, those who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. Engraved on the inside and at the top of the arch are all of the names of the generals and wars fought. There are inscriptions in the ground underneath the vault of the arch which include the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from World War I where  the Memorial Flame burns and have made the Arc de Triomphe Paris a revered patriotic site.

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    TO THE CITY OF BRUSSELS BELGIUM ,

    The bloodshed sent a chill through European capitals, where officials for months have expressed deep anxieties about potential terrorist attacks by groups like ISIS.

    (though the ease of attacking in Belgium, given its dysfunctional security services and large jihadi presence, probably played a bigger role).

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    INDEED,  SEPT 11, 1996 THE LAST TIME I SAW THE  CITY OF BRUSSELS BELGIUM , THE MOST AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL TOWN SQUARE IN EUROPE.  Must do, The town Square, mussels in Brussels at Chez Leon, go see

    Manneken-Pis – City of Brussels

    www.brussels.be › … › History & folklore › Folklore
    City of Brussels

    The famous MannekenPis remains the emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels.

    Brussels
    Capital of Belgium
    Brussels is Belgium’s capital and home to the headquarters of the European Union. The ornate Grand-Place at the heart of the city has shops and cafes inside 17th-century guildhouses, and the intricate Gothic Hôtel de Ville (town hall) with its distinctive bell tower. The 19th-century Maison du Roi houses the Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles history museum, including costumes for the city’s Manneken-Pis statue.

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    THE AWESOME TOWERING CATHEDRAL IN COLOGNE GERMANY

    MY FAVORITES, BUDAPEST HUNGARY AND KRAKOW POLAND THE TWO MOST CHARMING CITIES IN EUROPE

    LEST WE FORGET, THE HORRORS OF THE HOLOCAUST AT AUSCHWITZ.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO EUROPE BETWEEN 1996 AND MARCH 27, 2016?

    The Epidemic spread of Terrorism ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaida,

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    Behind My Back | Epidemics? Measles and Terrorism

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/02/07/epidemicsmeasles-and-terrorism/

    Feb 7, 2015 – Measles and Terrorism The Epidemic spread of Terrorism? ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaida, SHIITE MILITIAS The Epidemic spread of Measles?

    NINE MONTHS LATER?

    The rise of religious terrorism in the EU – CNBC.com

    www.cnbc.com/2015/…/the-rise-of-religious-terrorism-in-the-eu.ht…
    CNBC

    Nov 17, 2015 – Religious terrorism is on the rise in Europe, but it’s not the first time the Continent has dealt with foreign or homegrown radicals.

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    MARCH 27, 2016 EASTER SUNDAY GLOBAL JIHAD ON CHRISTIANS

    At least 72 people were killed and more than 320 others injured

    The Epidemic spread of Terrorism? ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaida,

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    March 27, 2016 Brussels, Belgian

    Go figure?

    Black-clad protesters shouting slogans against immigrants and the jihadist “Islamic State” group faced off with police in front of the city’s stock exchange building.

    Police used the water cannon to disperse the some 450 right-wing protesters. Some 10 people were detained.

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    Riot police backed by water cannon vehicles were called to the Place de la Bourse-Beursplein in the center of the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday to keep right-wing groups away from demonstrators wanting to show solidarity following the deadly attacks on Tuesday.

    Police break up gathering of right-wing protesters at …

    www.dw.com/en/police-break-up-gathering…brussels…/a-19145188

    23 hours ago – Police break up gathering of right-wing protesters at Brussels memorial … an Algerian national suspected of aiding both the Paris and Brussels attackers. … Date 27.03.2016; Author Timothy Jones; Related Subjects Brussels …

    MARCH 27, 2016 Black-clad protesters shouting slogans against immigrants and the jihadist “Islamic State” group faced off with police in front of the city’s stock exchange building, where a group of other demonstrators had gathered to mourn the victims of the attacks.

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    WHAT HAPPENED TO EUROPE BETWEEN 1996 AND MARCH 27, 2016?

    The Epidemic spread of Terrorism ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaida…..

    The rise of religious terrorism in the EU

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    MARCH 27, 2016 EASTER SUNDAY GLOBAL JIHAD ON CHRISTIANS

    Lahore Bombing: Suicide Attack Kills 72 in Park on Easter …

    www.nbcnews.com/…/suicide-bomber-kills-dozens-mostl…
    NBCNews.com

    4 hours ago – LAHORE, Pakistan — At least 72 people were killed and more than 320 others injured when a suicide bomber targeting Christians blew himself …

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    GO FIGURE…..

    THE 2015 EUROPEAN UNION  EXPERTS AND TRENDS OF  TERRORISM?

    European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2015

    6 July 2015

    The latest edition of the TE-SAT (European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report) has become available online. This strategic document has been prepared by experts at Europol and is based on contributions from EU Member States and Europol partners. The TE-SAT presents an overview of terrorist attacks in the European Union and outlines main trends related to terrorism.

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    THE 2008 EUROPEAN UNION  EXPERTS AND TRENDS OF  TERRORISM?

     

    TE-SAT 2008: EU Terrorism Situation & Trend Report

    1 April 2008

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    THE MOST OPEN, TRANSPARENT, CLOSED AND CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS SHALL BE REPORTED AND EXPOSED BY GLOBAL SOCIAL MEDIA.

    THEY CAN RUN BUT THEY CAN’T HIDE FROM SMART PEOPLE WITH SMART PHONES.

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    GUNSHOTS AT WHITE HOUSE on Twitter

    https://twitter.com/search/GUNSHOTS+AT+WHITE+HOUSE

     

    A gunman was taken into custody after firing shots in the U.S. Capitol complex on Monday, Capitol officials said, and visitors and staff were shut in their offices and told to “shelter in place.”
    Where was President Obama when the shots were fired?

  • Trump is an Informed Prognosticator

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    State Dept. Issues Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens ‘Throughout

    www.mediaite.com/…/state-dept-issues-travel-alert-for-u-s-citize

    19 hours ago – MARCH 22, 2016 The State Department, meanwhile, is warning all Americans of terrorist … U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe” after …

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    “It’s at least a small part of the reason why I’m the number one frontrunner,” Trump said on Fox, referring to his status as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. “People are very concerned about this, and they’re very concerned about the security of this country.”

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    Donald Trump’s Frightening Response To The Brussels …

    thinkprogress.org/…/donald-trump-frightening-response-b…
    ThinkProgress

    1 day ago – “We have to be smart in the United States,” Trump added. … evidence that members of ISIS or other known terrorists have entered or plan to …

    Trump opined that the Paris and Brussels attacks are “just the beginning.”

    “I’m a pretty good prognosticator. Just watch what happens over the years, it won’t be pretty,” Trump said. “We’re going to get worse and worse. At this point, we cannot allow these people to come into this country, I’m sorry.”

    He reiterated that gloomy prediction during yet another TV appearance on CBS:

    “It’s at least a small part of the reason why I’m the number one frontrunner,” Trump said on Fox, referring to his status as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. “People are very concerned about this, and they’re very concerned about the security of this country.”

    Asked during his Fox appearance about what else he’d do in response to the attacks in addition to closing the southern border and banning Muslims, Trump said he give the American people a “pep talk.”

    “I guess I would just talk to the people and give them, frankly, a pep talk,” Trump said. “We need spirit in our country, okay.”

    “This is going to happen in the United States,” Trump says bluntly on CBS News

    Daily Express

    4 hours ago – THE depraved Islamic State (ISIS) have trained at least 400 fighters to target … in Europe, even as the terror grow loses ground in war-torn Syria and Iraq. ..

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    Trump is an Informed Prognosticator

    American Voters are not stupid, If you know how to read and go online….

    An American citizen can be very well  informed on the ISIS and  Obama’s lawlessness and the US/Mex border Immigration atrocities.

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    Cologne attacks show Germany unprepared for migration …

    www.reuters.com/…/us-europe-migrants-germany-challenges-in-i…

    Reuters

    Jan 28, 2016 – The crowds of drunk young men had been gathering for hours outside the main railway station in Cologne on New Year’s Eve when city police .

    Cologne prosecutors say 945 complaints have been made to police over the events of that night, including 434 for sex crimes.

    The incidents have caused profound soul searching in a country that allowed in an UNPRECEDENTED 1.1 MILLION MIGRANTS LAST YEAR in what its leaders described as an act of historic generosity toward refugees.

    German media reported similar sex attacks and robberies on a smaller scale in 12 of Germany’s 16 states.

    It wasn’t what politicians promised last year. When hundreds of thousands of migrants were arriving in the European Union last year on the shores of Italy and Greece, GERMANY MADE A BOLD DECISION: ALL REFUGEES FROM THE CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA WOULD BE WELCOME, REGARDLESS OF WHERE OR HOW THEY ENTERED THE EU.

    CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL SAID GERMANY WAS A RICH COUNTRY THAT COULD AFFORD TO DO ITS PART TO TAKE IN SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE FLEEING WAR.

    “If Europe fails on the question of refugees … then it won’t be the Europe we wish for,” said Merkel in August.

    BUT REFUGEES WERE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARRIVED. IN ADDITION TO THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES FLEEING SYRIA AND OTHER WAR ZONES,

    GERMANY ALSO LET IN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WITH NO VALID CLAIM FOR ASYLUM.

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    The Invasion: Massive Islamic Prayers in Budapest Square …

    A MOST PROFOUND STATEMENT

    This is what  the Hungarian PM Victor Orban said to GERMANY and EUROPE

    “THOSE WHO ARE OVERRUN CANNOT ACCOMMODATE”. HE WROTE TO THE GERMAN CONSERVATIVE PAPER FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG FOR ITS THU EDITION

    “AN EXPLOSION AWAITS IN EUROPE”

     HE WARNED

    AND EMPHASIZED THE NECESSITY OF THE BORDER FENCE HE ORDERED TO BE BUILT ! 

    HE ALSO SAID THAT

    “THE EU IS CONDUCTING AN IRRESPONSIBLE AND MISTAKEN POLICY IN REGARDS TO IMMIGRATION AND IRRESPONSIBLE ARE ALL THOSE POLITICIANS/LEADERS WHO PROFESS FALSE HOPES AND CAUSALLY ARE ENCOURAGING MORE MIGRANTS TO COME RISKING THEIR LIVES AND LEAVING BEHIND EVERYTHING TO ENTER EUROPE !” 

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    Refugee Invasion Or Stratagem? (Revolution Of … – Greece

    greece.greekreporter.com › Greek news

    Oct 4, 2015Many of the Syrian and Iraqi refugees however, do not seem to be the war and famine victims one has been exposed to in the past.

    Refugee Invasion of Europe

    By Andreas C. Chrysafis

    Oct 4, 2015

    The depressing sight of the endless exodus of migrants attempting to enter Europe raises serious questions as to why the sudden but spontaneous mass movement of thousands upon thousands of people coming from Turkey’s refugee holding camps and why now?

    The tide of more than 45,000 migrants entering EU crossings each day appear well organized and displays that the crowds know precisely where to go and how to get there. Most are landing on the shores of Greece and Italy where both of those nations are at the forefront of a refugee invasion. Is this intrusion one of desperation for survival or opportunism? It may be a bit of both…..

    Many of the Syrian and Iraqi refugees however, do not seem to be the war and famine victims one has been exposed to in the past. The majority of them are young, well educated and equipped with the latest mobile communication devices. They also paid a lot of money to human smugglers to join the various routes so they can enter Europe. Costs range between 1500 to 6000 euros and the meaning of “refugee” has now taken a new interpretation. Never in the history of mankind has such a mass movement of despairing people been experienced before.

    Is this simply a coincidence or a strategic plan of refugee dumping on others to undermine western values, social and political order? Whatever the reasons, it’s working. Member-states of the EU are now split and countries affected, are openly accusing other member states for dumping thousands of migrants on their borders.

    As civilized nations Europeans have responded positively to the unrelenting human tragedy with humanitarian aid and support BUT DEVIOUS MINDS HAVE ALSO TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION.

    TURKEY, THE ISLAMIC STATE (IS) INCLUDING SMUGGLERS ARE CERTAINLY AT THE HELM OF THIS HUMAN CHAOS FOR THEIR OWN ENDS;

    BE IT POLITICAL, ECONOMIC OR RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM!

    COULD IT BE CONCEIVABLE THE IS HAS TRIGGERED A CLANDESTINE ISLAMIC INVASION AGAINST THE WEST?

    OR, COULD IT ALSO BE PLAUSIBLE THAT SOME OF THOSE HEALTHY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE EMBEDDED TERRORISTS TO UNLEASH JIHAD DEEP IN THE HEART OF EUROPE?

    SUCH QUESTIONS ARE NOT ISOLATED BUT HEADS OF STATES ARE NOW SERIOUSLY DEBATING AND QUESTIONING THE LEGITIMACY OF THE TIDE OF MUSLIM REFUGEES IN EUROPE.

    PHOBIA OR NOT, MI5 AND OTHER AGENCIES ARE ON THE ALERT AND DEFENSIVE MEASURES ARE BEING PUT IN PLACE TO COMBAT THE LIKELY JIHADIST SCENARIO FOR AN ATTACK.

    In response, Hungary has closed its borders with razor wire and has instructed its army to stop the multitudes entering its borders. That decision is in direct contradiction to the Schengen Accord principle – open borders. This demonstrates that EU policy is shambles when dealing with a crisis.

    Why are thousands of young men refusing to remain behind and defend their country against the IS evil? And, why are those young mothers risking the lives of their children climbing aboard rickety boats and crossing dangerous seas at the risk of drowning? Are they not afraid of losing their lives and if so why? That’s not normal; not unless they believe in martyrdom. If that’s the case, then a new monster is being unleashed against Europe; one that may be difficult to contain.

    Destitute refugees would normally be grateful for given safety and protection but not the current migrants. Three hundred were recently saved from drowning outside Cyprus waters, and yet,

    ungratefully refused to remain on the island by demanding to be transported to Italy;

    in Denmark they objected 700 Euros allowance as being too low;

    in Greece they angrily yelled “jihad.”

    Such questionable behavior raises more questions than answers.

    Screening thousands of those migrants at border crossings has become a nightmare and Turkey is at the epicenter of this nightmare. It is estimated that there are over three million Syrian refugees stranded and scattered throughout Turkey and most are being exploited as cheap slave labor in the farming industry. Others are trapped in holding camps across the Syrian/Turkish border. Ankara has now decided not to stop refugees leaving the camps and turned a blind eye to the trauma of tens of thousands of people on their way to the Greek islands.

    Greece, the poorest EU member-state, has been bearing the brunt of this refugee human tide, which has destabilized the entire region.

    It appears that Ankara’s refugee dumping is politically motivated and the UN including the West have failed or refused to condemn and rebuke Turkey’s behavior for triggering the current dehumanizing tsunami.

    Greece has found itself in the center of the eye of the storm. Human smugglers have systematically targeted the Aegean leaving the Greek islands to be become the frontline of the current tragedy. The humanitarian task is enormous, so enormous in fact that over 4,000 refugees keep landing each day in Lesvos alone. Providing food, shelter, and services to the swarm is becoming not only intolerable but also unsustainable.

    In fact Greece should be praised for its humanitarian contribution and support to those in need and the EU as well as the USA should start sharing the cost burden. Meanwhile, the islanders’ tranquil lifestyle has now been disrupted beyond recognition with no end in sight!

    With Turkey’s scrutiny, smugglers have now outlined a new and much safer route to northern Europe. This is a land route that would continue to dump thousands of refugees at the Thrace/Evros Greek border crossings! The destitute have been instructed through the social media to gather at the outskirts of Andrianoupolis along the Turkish-Bulgarian borders until it’s time to make the invasion into Greece and then Europe.

    Greece has once more, single handedly found itself at the frontline of this tragedy….

    All considered, there is a clear evidence of sheer hypocrisy on behalf of the United Nations when it comes to aggression. Without legal justification, they have been influenced to allow destabilization and destruction of ancient nations in the name of “democratization” and “regime change.” Starting with the Iraq war, the USA-led coalition military onslaught has been one of the major contributing factors for the current plight of millions of refugees in the Mesopotamia.

    Yet, the United States, which in fact should have behaved more civilized and mare humanely, failed to act and initiate a humanitarian program to accept its share of Syrian/Iraqi refugees in the USA. Instead, they are “passing the buck” to Europe – out of sight out of mind.

    It is absolutely incomprehensible and most brutal to allow thousands of Syrian refugees, women and children to crisscross arduous journeys across countries on foot instead of picking them up at the point of origin with safely and transport them under a well-organized UN humanitarian operation. There are solutions to their plight but certainly not the mindset to do so!

    The UN has in fact broken the fundamental principles of international law to prevent “crime of aggression” as defined by the Nuremberg Principles of “planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression.” A war of aggression is defined as a war fought for the purpose other than self-defense defined in articles 33 and 51 of the UN Charter. Wars initiated in Iraq, Syria and Libya can be considered wars of aggression and are mostly responsible for initiating the current refugee pandemonium.

    The Nuremberg tribunal described aggression as “the supreme international crime,” and the Iraq/Libya/Syria war has caused the death of nearly one million people and has triggered the biggest refugee crisis ever seen in a civilized society. Instigated by US ambitions for “regime change” those wars rank amongst the greatest crimes the world has ever seen.

    Casus belli* has been used to justify those wars of insanity; a lunacy that nurtured and saw the rise of the Islamic State now set on a jihad against the rest of the world! If civilized nations can act so brutally, why not petty dictators or fundamentalists! Human lives simply have now become insignificant and “collateral damage” to be disposed at will because there are those who believe that: Might is Right!

    Helping nations to negotiate conflicts rather than using aggression would certainly help to defuse wars from starting.

    Foremost, helping refugees to stay in their own homeland by ending the support of rival factions would be a giant leap forward to peace and security. Stability and economic growth in one’s own country

    would certainly eliminate the need of the young to migrate abroad other than education for greater knowledge and understanding.

    Meanwhile, the merchants of death finance wars for profit by providing credit and weapons of destruction to combatants to kill one another as long as they can guarantee the loans of the loser. The current policies incite strife-torn regions to become a cesspit of brutality and the cradle of a new crop of refugees. When people have nothing to lose or aspire to, fundamentalism through hopelessness is the end result.

    Under these conditions, the exodus of refugees into Europe would not stop but would escalate unless radical changes are initiated. Unfortunately, the current problem of refugee dumping by nations is taking on a new meaning — one that nobody knows how it will end. Europe has now become the new playground…

    – See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/10/04/refugee-invasion-of-europe/#sthash.9YUIOWmX.dpuf

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    Greek Islands Turned Into A War Zone By Migrants …

    www.breitbart.com/…/greek-islands-turned-into-…

    Breitbart News Network

    Sep 8, 2015 – VIDEO: Greek Island Turns Into War Zone as Syrian and Afghan … Around 25,000 migrants are currently camped out on the island with …

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    More than 56,000 migrants arrive in Greece in one week …

    www.telegraph.co.uk › … › Europe › Greece

    The Daily Telegraph

    Oct 23, 2015 – An influx of refugees and migrants arrive in Greece, desperate to … that the worsening situation in Syria this year, where the war has spread to …


  • A Timely Opinion on ISIS Fanatics

    A Timely Opinion on ISIS Fanatics

    This is an unedited email comment I received

    How this piece will affect you is not in my hands.

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    Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public
    schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord’s
    Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be
    peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

    snippet…

    ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the
    fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
    wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or
    tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire
    continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or
    honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the
    fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
    homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become
    suicide bombers.’

    The Bottom line….

    Extend yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide
    read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are
    silenced because we were silent!!!

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    The full unedited text

    Received , December 19, 2015 8:35 AM
    Subject: ,,,,,, A German’s View

    Shabbot shalom,
    How this piece will affect you is not in my hands. I hope it’s wisdom does have its good effect. Otherwise we remain more dangerously asleep then we had before we read it. We either respond to our first nature, and dig in our heals to not move, or we meditate, asking favor from our engaging LORD, our Father, as to our right part in the encroaching war that is more boldly consuming the world politic with bloody results.
    To each one of us a response, wisely guided by His Spirit, is required, and you will know that a response is in no uncertain terms required as you read this man’s observations of the certain and consistent diabolical results that occur upon our necks by our personal responses. Each one of us, to prevent the occurring encroach of violence is called on to engage in this war wisely.
    Thus the future is not in leaders hands, but in our own. Have we not heard, that when good men do nothing, we encourage violence against the innocent? There is no face sitting, as this article shouts from the roof top. To think otherwise we remain as given over to our enemies as did the fallen who took no heed before us.
    What therefore is our part? If we can not ask that question without full reverence in light of our maker, of what are we but spent salt waiting to be trodden under, as the billions who continued in intoxicating inertia- the deadly drug, our enemies ever succeed by, “when good men do nothing”. Eventually only Maker, He, like our enemy, never sleeps, can help those whose talents are purposefully not buried by our default mode, our violent indifference. Sleep is hate in this war as in all wars. Our avoidance is a hateful purposed response.
    Love in His purpose, for our re-engagement for that is the only thing that love looks like,
    Someone else wrote of this man’s observations in part,

    “This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear- (by) Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.”
    ‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care.
    I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost
    control, and the end of the world had come.’

    ‘My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies
    destroyed my factories.’ ”
    ‘We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is a
    religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in
    peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely
    irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to
    somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name
    of Islam.’

    ‘The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the
    fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting
    wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or
    tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire
    continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or
    honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the
    fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and
    homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become
    suicide bombers.’
    ‘The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent
    majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of
    Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were
    responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.’

    ‘The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering
    sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an
    orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

    ‘History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers
    of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
    peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving
    Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend
    from Germany , they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and
    the end of their world will have begun.’

    ‘Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans,
    Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died
    because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.’
    ‘Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public
    schools in Ontario , and, yes, in Ottawa , too, while the Lord’s
    Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The Islamic way may be
    peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.’

    ‘In Australia , and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most
    commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the
    back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your
    local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the
    privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation’s shores.’
    ‘In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens
    of “no-go” zones within major cities across the country that the police force
    dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim
    community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.’

    ‘As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that
    counts – the fanatics who threaten our way of life.’

    Lastly,
    anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email
    without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the
    problems to expand.

    Extend
    yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide
    read this, think about it, and send it on before it’s too late, and we are
    silenced because we were silent!!!


  • Homeless -Immigrants -Portland OR

    AMERICA IS IN CRISIS, THE CRISIS OF HOMELESS AMERICANS, THE SYRIAN IMMIGRATION CRISIS AND THE ISIS TERRORIST CRISIS.

    For  one example, let’s document, the sustainable, Model city of PORTLAND OREGON.

    Dec 16, 2015 Portland OR has AN AMERICAN CRISIS, three out of control, fast-growing HOMELESS CAMPS

    Jun 29, 2015The expansion was Mayor Ed Murray’s response to a SPIKE IN HOMELESSNESS and the number of ILLEGAL HOMELESS CAMPS  in hard-to-miss places such as …

    HOMELESS AMERICAN CITIZEN? FAMILIES? WOMEN? KIDS? VETS? COLLEGE GRADUATES? UNEMPLOYED? THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGED?

    Dec 16, 2015 Disputes over fast-growing HOMELESS CAMPS in North Portland are complicating efforts by neighborhood leaders to develop a citywide response to the issue.

    Sep 22, 2015A prominent HOMELESS CAMP in North Portland will be cleared … Department spokesman Don Hamilton said it’s ILLEGAL to camp on the land.

    Oct 23, 2015Portland has a third organized homeless camp, this one called Hazelnut Grove, on a patchwork … Andrew Theen | The Oregonian/OregonLive …

    Dec 16, 2015 The Overlook Neighborhood Association has accused the mayor’s office of breaking promises to limit the number of campers along North Greeley Street below Interstate Avenue.

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    December 15, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Disputes over fast-growing homeless camps in …

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    INDEED, THE CITY OF PORTLAND HAS A HISTORY OF STRUGGLE AND “NO ACTION” FOR HOMELESS AMERICANS, THE UNEMPLOYED? FAMILIES? WOMEN? KIDS? VETS? COLLEGE GRADUATES? AND,  THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGED?

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    WITH NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT… FOR THE AMERICAN’S HOMELESS  CRISIS? AND THE ISIS TERRORIST CRISIS?

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    PORTLAND’S CITY COUNCIL HAS HAD AN IMMEDIATE KNEE JERK REACTION ON SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS…

    Dec 16, 2015 PORTLAND OR CITY COUNCIL WELCOMES SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS.

    Portland passes resolution for welcoming muslims

    AND YES INDEED, PORTLAND HAS   a “history of welcoming newcomers,” a good school system, good job prospects and good health care, all factors that make it a good place to settle refugees.

    Hmmm… Note, The city does have many immigrants from countries such as Burma and Iraq, so refugees are likely to continue to come from those countries.

    One factor that determines refugees’ destination is connections: If a refugee has family, they’re most likely to be settled near them, said Will Haney, a spokesman for Church World Service, a resettlement organization with an affiliate in PORTLAND…

    A Syrian family of seven is already on the way to Portland through Catholic Charities, an official with the organization said.

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    More news for Dec 16,2015 Portland OR city council welcomes immigrants

    The Portland City Council took a symbolic stance against what it calls hate speech, and …

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    Don’t you just hate it when the Portland City Council and liberal media usurp the homeless American Crisis?

    PLACING THE IMPORTANCE OF SYRIAN IMMIGRANTS  ABOVE HOMELESS AMERICANS, IGNORING THE SAFETY OF AMERICANS AND  NOT  BOTHERING TO MENTION THE CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER OF THE ISIS TERRORIST’S THREAT IN, DURING OR BY, THE  CITY COUNCIL HATE RESOLUTION

    INDEED, THE CITY OF PORTLAND HAS A HISTORY OF STRUGGLE AND “NO ACTION” FOR”HOMELESS AMERICANS, THE UNEMPLOYED? FAMILIES? WOMEN? KIDS? VETS? COLLEGE GRADUATES? AND,  THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CHALLENGED?

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    Portland, Oregon – Sustainable Cities Institute

    www.sustainablecitiesinstitute.org/cities/portland-oregon

    The City of Portland develops creative and practical solutions on issues as far … Portland’s position as an international model of sustainable development …

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    AND YES INDEED, PORTLAND HAS   a “history of welcoming newcomers,” a good school system, good job prospects and good health care, all factors that make it a good place to settle refugees.

    More news for Dec 16,2015 Portland OR city council welcomes immigrants

    Bottom line

    Just asking? Just saying…

    TOO bad…The Model City of Portland can’t develop and create sustainable practical solutions  for THE HOMELESS

    and the number of ILLEGAL HOMELESS CAMPS.


  • The L.A.R.K. Program

    The L.A.R.K. Program
    SNOPES thanks for your investigation. We truly appreciate it when folks like you, who know so much, keep us informed…..
    Claim: Under the LARK program, Taliban detainees are being housed with liberals who disagree with the government’s treatment of prisoners kept at Guantanamo Bay.
    Origins: We first encountered this bit of Internet lore in May 2002.
    Status: False.
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    The L.A.R.K. Program
    Take a minute to read this… it’s quite humorous!!

    Hmmm… PERHAPS YOU ARE CORRECT IN DESCRIBING THESE PROBLEMS AS MERE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES?

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    Status: True. “Many a true word is spoken in jest” and “Some truths, TOO PAINFUL OR TOO LIKELY TO PROVOKE, can be spoken only when the listener has been disarmed by laughter”

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    2002 The L.A.R.K. Program Adopt a Terrorist

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    2015 Adopt a Radicalized Immigrant?
    Status: True Aug 27, 2015 – France Prepares For Mass Unrest, RADICALIZED IMMIGRANTS Taking Over Cities. according to intelligence sources.

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    The L.A.R.K. Program
    Take a minute to read this… it’s quite humorous!!
    Status: False. A Canadian female wrote a lot of letters to the Canadian government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities. She demanded a response to her letter.
    Status: False. A person wrote a letter to the White House complaining about the treatment of a captive taken during the Afghanistan war.
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    ONE EXAMPLE ON SNOPES

    Status: False. She received back the following reply:

    National Defense Headquarters
    M Gen George R. Pearkes Bldg, 15 NT
    101 Colonel By Drive
    Ottawa , ON K1A 0K2
    Canada

    Dear Concerned Citizen,

    Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian Forces who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan National Correctional System facilities.

    Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loud and clear here in Ottawa.

    You will be pleased to learn, thanks to the concerns of citizens like yourself; we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defense, to be called ‘Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers’ program, or L.A.R.K. for short.

    In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care.

    Your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto next Monday.

    Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint.

    It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers.
    We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommend in your letter.

    Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his ‘attitudinal problem’ will help him overcome these character flaws.

    PERHAPS YOU ARE CORRECT IN DESCRIBING THESE PROBLEMS AS MERE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES.

    We understand that you plan to offer counseling and home schooling.

    Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers.

    We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group.

    He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

    Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property.

    This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will “recommend” as more appropriate attire.

    I’m sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that it is all part of ‘respecting his culture and religious beliefs’ as described in your letter.

    Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job and care for our fellow man.

    You take good care of Ahmed and remember we’ll be watching.

    Good luck and God bless you.
    Cordially,
    Gordon O’Connor
    Minister of National Defense
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    SNOPES thanks for your investigation.

    As you detail in your article about  Charlie Daniels essay on the situation at Gitmo
    We truly appreciate it when folks like you, who know so much, keep us informed…..
    Charlie Daniels essay
    Claim: Charlie Daniels penned “The Straight Scoop,” an essay about the al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay.

    Status: True.

    Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2003]

    bottom line

    SOME TRUTHS, FEAR OF ISIS AND AL’QUIDA  TERRORISTS SLAUGHTERING INNOCENT PEOPLE WORLD WIDE IS TOO PAINFUL AND TOO LIKELY TO PROVOKE ANTI-ISLAMIC BACKLASH, PROFILING, BOMBING, BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

    WHAT EVER IT TAKES, PROFILING, BOMBING, BOOTS ON THE GROUND. ISIS AND AL’QUIDA  TERRORISTS MUST BE ERADICATED. PERIOD


  • Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

    Obama’s 2015 State of the Union

    Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/2015/…/text-presid…
    The Washington Times JAN 20, 2015 – Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address … The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

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    SNIPPETS OF INTEREST DEC. 1, 2015 …  11 months after Obama said….

    THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS PASSED, AND THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG

    No Mercy: France’s Hollande responds to Paris attacks that

    www.foxnews.com/…/french-police-report-shootout-a…
    Fox News Channel

    Nov 14, 2015 – ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks and a Syrian passport was found on the body of suicide bomber at the Paris stadium. … The man was among the attackers who blew himself up after a rampage and hostage-taking in a Paris concert hall, officials said.Paris wakes to state of …

    DÉJÀ VU ON TERRORISM …. America has been there, we have already seen, live on TV the 911 terrorist terrorist attack in the USA….

    “Déjà Vu” is a common intuitive experience that has happened to many of us. The expression is derived from THE FRENCH, MEANING “ALREADY SEEN.” When it occurs, it seems to spark our memory of a place we have already been, a person we have already seen, or an act we have already done.

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    The Program on Extremism identified at least 300 active Twitter supporters of ISIS who appear to be inside the U.S. But with over 900 active investigations in all 50 states, researchers said there are almost certainly more than 300 Americans enamored by ISIS and radicalized toward supporting the violence that defines the foreign terrorist group.

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/cloudy-profile-american-isis-suspects/story?id=35509163

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    Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address …

    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
    THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS PASSED, AND THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG.
    AMERICA, FOR ALL THAT WE’VE ENDURED; FOR ALL THE GRIT AND HARD WORK REQUIRED TO COME BACK; FOR ALL THE TASKS THAT LIE AHEAD,
    KNOW THIS:
    NO CHALLENGE – POSES A GREATER THREAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS THAN CLIMATE CHANGE. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does – 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.
    In two weeks, I will send this Congress a budget filled with ideas that are practical, not partisan. And in the months ahead, I’LL CRISSCROSS THE COUNTRY MAKING A CASE FOR THOSE IDEAS.
    WILL WE APPROACH THE WORLD FEARFUL and reactive, dragged into costly conflicts that strain our military and set back our standing? Or will we lead wisely, USING ALL ELEMENTS OF OUR POWER TO DEFEAT NEW THREATS AND PROTECT OUR PLANET?
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    We are fifteen years into this new century. FIFTEEN YEARS THAT DAWNED WITH TERROR TOUCHING OUR SHORES; THAT UNFOLDED WITH A NEW GENERATION FIGHTING TWO LONG AND COSTLY WARS; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.
    THE SHADOW OF CRISIS HAS PASSED, AND THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG.
    TONIGHT, FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.

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    MY FIRST DUTY AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IS TO DEFEND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. In doing so, the question is not whether America leads in the world, but how. When we make rash decisions, reacting to the headlines instead of using our heads; when the first response to a challenge is to send in our military – then we risk getting drawn into unnecessary conflicts, and neglect the broader strategy we need for a safer, more prosperous world. That’s what our enemies want us to do.
    I believe in a smarter kind of American leadership. We lead best when we combine military power with strong diplomacy; when we leverage our power with coalition building; when we don’t let our fears blind us to the opportunities that this new century presents. That’s exactly what we’re doing right now – and around the globe, it is making a difference.

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    FIRST, WE STAND UNITED WITH PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHO’VE BEEN TARGETED BY TERRORISTS – FROM A SCHOOL IN PAKISTAN

    TO THE STREETS OF PARIS.

    WE WILL CONTINUE TO HUNT DOWN TERRORISTS AND DISMANTLE THEIR NETWORKS, AND WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ACT UNILATERALLY, AS WE’VE DONE RELENTLESSLY SINCE I TOOK OFFICE TO TAKE OUT TERRORISTS WHO POSE A DIRECT THREAT TO US AND OUR ALLIES.
    Instead of Americans patrolling the valleys of Afghanistan, WE’VE TRAINED THEIR SECURITY FORCES, who’ve now taken the lead, and we’ve honored our troops’ sacrifice by supporting that country’s first democratic transition. Instead of sending large ground forces overseas, we’re partnering with nations from South Asia to North Africa TO DENY SAFE HAVEN TO TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN AMERICA. In Iraq and Syria, AMERICAN LEADERSHIP – INCLUDING OUR MILITARY POWER – IS STOPPING ISIL’S ADVANCE. Instead of getting dragged into another ground war in the Middle East, we are leading a broad coalition, including Arab nations, to degrade and ultimately destroy this terrorist group. We’re also supporting a moderate opposition in Syria that can help us in this effort, and ASSISTING PEOPLE EVERYWHERE WHO STAND UP TO THE BANKRUPT IDEOLOGY OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM. This effort will take time. It will require focus. But we will succeed.

    AND TONIGHT, I CALL ON THIS CONGRESS TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE UNITED IN THIS MISSION BY PASSING A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE USE OF FORCE AGAINST ISIL.

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    Second, we are demonstrating the power of American strength and diplomacy. We’re upholding the principle that bigger nations can’t bully the small – by opposing Russian aggression, supporting Ukraine’s democracy, and reassuring our NATO allies. Last year, as we were doing the hard work of imposing sanctions along with our allies,

    SOME SUGGESTED THAT MR. PUTIN’S AGGRESSION WAS A MASTERFUL DISPLAY OF STRATEGY AND STRENGTH. WELL, TODAY, IT IS AMERICA THAT STANDS STRONG AND UNITED WITH OUR ALLIES, WHILE RUSSIA IS ISOLATED, WITH ITS ECONOMY IN TATTERS.

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    So the verdict is clear. Middle-class economics works. Expanding opportunity works. And these policies will continue to work, as long as politics don’t get in the way. We can’t slow down businesses or put our economy at risk with government shutdowns or fiscal showdowns. We can’t put the security of families at risk by taking away their health insurance, or unraveling the new rules on Wall Street,
    OR REFIGHTING PAST BATTLES ON IMMIGRATION WHEN WE’VE GOT A SYSTEM TO FIX.
    AND IF A BILL COMES TO MY DESK THAT TRIES TO DO ANY OF THESE THINGS, IT WILL EARN MY VETO.
    That’s how America leads – not with bluster, but with persistent, steady resolve.
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    the complete text is here….

    Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address …

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/2015/…/text-presid…
    The Washington Times Jan 20, 2015 – Text of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address … The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.


  • FDR’s Fireside Chats Presidential Leadership

    Back when boys were boys, men were men and PRESIDENTS WERE LEADERS.

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    TWO DAYS AFTER THE DEC 7, 1941  ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    President Roosevelt said:  “WE ARE NOW IN THE MIDST OF A WAR, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this Nation, and all that this Nation represents, will be safe for our children……

    Lesson 1: FDR’s Fireside Chats: The Power of Words

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    1. Franklin D Roosevelt State Union Address | Video | C-SPAN.org

    www.c-span.org/video/?152565-1/franklin-d-roosevelt-state-union

    Video embedded · Franklin D. Roosevelt State of the UnionPresident F. Roosevelt Fireside Chat. In the first of his 30 “fireside chat” national radio addresses, President

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    TWO DAYS AFTER THE DEC 7, 1941  ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    1. Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    December 9, 1941 In his Fireside Chat evening radio addresses President Roosevelt said:  “WE ARE NOW IN THE MIDST OF A WAR, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this Nation, and all that this Nation represents, will be safe for our children……

    We don’t like it- we didn’t want to get in it -but we are in it and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got.

     We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows. And in the difficult hours of this day—through dark days that may be yet to come- we will know that the vast majority of the members of the human race are on our side. Many of them are fighting with us. All of them are praying for us. For in representing our cause, we represent theirs as well- our hope and their hope for liberty under God.”

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    We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

    WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    SUMMARY OF DAMAGES THE DEC 7, 1941  ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    The total casualty rate was 3,478, loss to the United States of 2,008 Navy men and 109 Marines (more than half of which are entombed in the USS ARIZONA), and 218 Army personnel. On the injured list were 710 from the Navy, 69 Marines, and 364 soldiers.  

    For Japan, less than 100 men were lost

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    911 SUMMARY OF DAMAGES The September 11 attacks killed 2,996 people and injured more than 6,000 others. …

    FOR THE TERRORIST ONLY 19 LIVES WERE LOST

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    THE GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY OF PUBLIC MEDIA, ALL RADIO STATIONS, NEWSPAPERS AND TV

    To all newspapers and radio stations—all those who reach the eyes and ears of the American people—I say this: You have a most grave responsibility to the Nation now and for the duration of this war.

    If you feel that your Government is not disclosing enough of the truth, you have every right to say so. But—in the absence of all the facts, as revealed by official sources—you have no right in the ethics of patriotism to deal out unconfirmed reports in such a way as to make people believe that they are gospel truth.

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    1. Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    Videos of video december 9, 1941 fireside chat

    It cannot misrepresent or misquote. It is far reaching and simultaneous in releasing messages given it for transmission to the nation or for international consumption.

    — Stephen Early, FDR press secretary, on the value of radio

     

    Fireside chats is the term used to describe a series of 30 evening radio addresses given by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944. , and later TV) during his presidency FDR spoke directly to the American people as if they were close friends

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    1941 It is all of one pattern.

    We are now in this war. We are all in it- all the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

    1941- 2015 In these past few years- and, most violently, in the past three days- we have learned a terrible lesson.

    1941- 2015 It is our obligation to our dead—it is our sacred obligation’ to their children and to our children-that we must never forget what we have learned.

    1941- 2015 And what we all have learned is this:

    1941- 2015 There is no such thing as security for any Nation—or any individual- in a world ruled by the principles of gangsterism.

    1941- 2015 There is no such thing as impregnable defense against powerful aggressors who sneak up in the dark and strike without warning.

    1941- 2015 We have learned that our ocean-girt hemisphere is not immune from severe attack—that we cannot measure our safety in terms of miles on any map any more.

    1941- 2015 We may acknowledge that our enemies have performed a brilliant feat of deception, perfectly timed and executed with great skill. It was a thoroughly dishonorable deed, but we must face the fact that modern warfare as conducted in the Nazi manner is a dirty business. We don’t like it- we didn’t want to get in it -but we are in it and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got.

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    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    Fireside Chat 19: On the War with Japan (December 9, 1941 …

    My fellow Americans:

    The sudden criminal attacks perpetrated by the Japanese in the Pacific provide the climax of a decade of international immorality.

    Powerful and resourceful gangsters have banded together to make war upon the whole human race. Their challenge has now been flung at the United States of America. The Japanese have treacherously violated the long-standing peace between us. Many American soldiers and sailors have been killed by enemy action. American ships have been sunk; American airplanes have been destroyed.

    The Congress and the people of the United States have accepted that challenge.

    Together with other free peoples, we are now fighting to maintain our right to live among our world neighbors in freedom and in common decency, without fear of assault.

    I have prepared the full record of our past relations with Japan, and it will be submitted to the Congress. It begins with the visit of Commodore Perry to Japan 88 years ago. It ends with the visit of two Japanese emissaries to the Secretary of State last Sunday, an hour after Japanese forces had loosed their bombs and machine guns against our flag, our forces, and our citizens.

    I can say with utmost confidence that no Americans, today or a thousand years hence, need feel anything but pride in our patience and in our efforts through all the years toward achieving a peace in the Pacific which would be fair and honorable to every Nation, large or small. And no honest person, today or a thousand years hence, will be able to suppress a sense of indignation and horror at the treachery committed by the military dictators of Japan, under the very shadow of the flag of peace borne by their special envoys in our midst.

    The course that Japan has followed for the past ten years in Asia has paralleled the course of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe and in Africa. Today, it has become far more than a parallel. It is actual collaboration so well calculated that all the continents of the world, and all the oceans, are now considered by the Axis strategists as one gigantic battlefield.

    In 1931, ten years ago, Japan invaded Manchukuo—without warning.

    In 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia—without warning.

    In 1938, Hitler occupied Austria —without warning.

    In 1939, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia- without warning.

    Later in 1939, Hitler invaded Poland- without warning.

    In 1940, Hitler invaded Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg- without warning.

    In 1940, Italy attacked France and later Greece—without warning.

    And this year, in 1941, the Axis powers attacked Yugoslavia and Greece and they dominated the Balkans—without warning. In 1941, also, Hitler invaded Russia—without warning.

    And now Japan has attacked Malaya and Thailand—and the United States—without warning.

    It is all of one pattern.

    We are now in this war. We are all in it- all the way. Every single man, woman, and child is a partner in the most tremendous undertaking of our American history. We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

    So far, the news has been all bad. We have suffered a serious set-back in Hawaii. Our forces in the Philippines, which include the brave people of that Commonwealth, are taking punishment, but are defending themselves vigorously. The reports from Guam and Wake and Midway islands are still confused, but we must be prepared for the announcement that all these three outposts have been seized.

    The casualty lists of these first few days will undoubtedly be large. I deeply feel the anxiety of all of the families of the men in our armed forces and the relatives of people in cities which have been bombed. I can only give them my solemn promise that they will get news just as quickly as possible.

    This Government will put its trust in the stamina of the American people, and will give the facts to the public just as soon as two conditions have been fulfilled: first, that the information has been definitely and officially confirmed; and, second, that the release of the information at the time it is received will not prove valuable to the enemy directly or indirectly.

    Most earnestly I urge my countrymen to reject all rumors. These ugly little hints of complete disaster fly thick and fast in wartime. They have to be examined and appraised.

    As an example, I can tell you frankly that until further surveys are made, I have not sufficient information to state the exact damage which has been done to our naval vessels at Pearl Harbor. Admittedly the damage is serious. But no one can say how serious, until we know how much of this damage can be repaired and how quickly the necessary repairs can be made.

    I cite as another example a statement made on Sunday night that a Japanese carrier had been located and sunk off the Canal Zone. And when you hear statements that are attributed to what they call “an authoritative source,” you can be reasonably sure from now on that under these war circumstances the “authoritative source” is not any person in authority.

    Many rumors and reports which we now hear originate with enemy sources. For instance, today the Japanese are claiming that as a result of their one action against Hawaii they have gained naval supremacy in the Pacific. This is an old trick of propaganda which has been used innumerable times by the Nazis. The purposes of such fantastic claims are, of course, to spread fear and confusion among us, and to goad us into revealing military information which our enemies are desperately anxious to obtain.

    Our Government will not be caught in this obvious trap—and neither will the people of the United States.

    It must be remembered by each and every one of us that our free and rapid communication these days must be greatly restricted in wartime. It is not possible to receive full, speedy, accurate reports from distant areas of combat. This is particularly true where naval operations are concerned. For in these days of the marvels of radio it is often impossible for the commanders of various units to report their activities by radio at all, for the very simple reason that this information would become available to the enemy, and would disclose their position and their plan of defense or attack.

    Of necessity there will be delays in officially confirming or denying reports of operations but we will not hide facts from the country if we know the facts and if the enemy will not be aided by their disclosure.

    To all newspapers and radio stations—all those who reach the eyes and ears of the American people—I say this: You have a most grave responsibility to the Nation now and for the duration of this war.

    If you feel that your Government is not disclosing enough of the truth, you have every right to say so. But—in the absence of all the facts, as revealed by official sources—you have no right in the ethics of patriotism to deal out unconfirmed reports in such a way as to make people believe that they are gospel truth.

    Every citizen, in every walk of life,. shares this same responsibility. The lives of our soldiers and sailors- the whole future of this Nation—depend upon the manner in which each and every one of us fulfills his obligation to our country.

    Now a word about the recent past—and the future. A year and a half has elapsed since the fall of France, when the whole world first realized the mechanized might which the Axis Nations had been building for so many years. America has used that year and a half to great advantage. Knowing that the attack might reach us in all too short a time, we immediately began greatly to increase our industrial strength and our capacity to meet the demands of modern warfare.

    Precious months were gained by sending vast quantities of our war material to the Nations of the world still able to resist Axis aggression. Our policy rested on the fundamental truth that the defense of any country resisting Hitler or Japan was in the long run the defense of our own country. That policy has been justified. It has given us time, invaluable time, to build our American assembly lines of production.

    Assembly lines are now in operation. Others are being rushed to completion. A steady stream of tanks and planes, of guns and ships, and shells and equipment—that is what these eighteen months have given us.

    But it is all only a beginning of what still has to be done. We must be set to face a long war against crafty and powerful bandits. The attack at Pearl Harbor can be repeated at any one of many points, points in both oceans and along both our coast lines and against all the rest of the hemisphere.

    It will not only be a long war, it will be a hard war. That is the basis on which we now lay all our plans. That is the yardstick by which we measure what we shall need and demand; money, materials, doubled and quadrupled production—ever-increasing. The production must be not only for our own Army and Navy and Air Forces. It must reinforce the other armies and navies and air forces fighting the Nazis and the war lords of Japan throughout the Americas and throughout the world.

    I have been working today on the subject of production. Your Government has decided on two broad policies.

    The first is to speed up all existing production by working on a seven-day-week basis in every war industry, including the production of essential raw materials.

    The second policy, now being put into form, is to rush additions to the capacity of production by building more new plants, by adding to old plants, and by using the many smaller plants for war needs.

    Over the hard road of the past months, we have at times met obstacles and difficulties, divisions and disputes, indifference and callousness. That is now all past—and, I am sure, forgotten.

    The fact is that the country now has an organization in Washington built around men and women who are recognized experts in their own fields. I think the country knows that the people who are actually responsible in each and every one of these many fields are pulling together with a teamwork that has never before been excelled.

    On the road ahead there lies hard work—grueling workday and night, every hour and every minute.

    I was about to add that ahead there lies sacrifice for all of us.

    But it is not correct to use that word. The United States does not consider it a sacrifice to do all one can, to give one’s best to our Nation, when the Nation is fighting for its existence and its future life.

    It is not a sacrifice for any man, old or young, to be in the Army or the Navy of the United States. Rather is it a privilege.

    It is not a sacrifice for the industrialist or the wage earner, the farmer or the shopkeeper, the trainman or the doctor, to pay more taxes, to buy more bonds, to forego extra profits, to work longer or harder at the task for which he is best fitted. Rather is it a privilege.

    It is not a sacrifice to do without many things to which we are accustomed if the national defense calls for doing without.

    A review this morning leads me to the conclusion that at present we shall not have to curtail the normal use of articles of food. There is enough food today for all of us and enough left over to send to those who are fighting on the same side with us.

    But there will be a clear and definite shortage of metals of many kinds for civilian use, for the very good reason that in our increased program we shall need for war purposes more than half of that portion of the principal metals which during the past year have gone into articles for civilian use. Yes, we shall have to give up many things entirely.

    And I am sure that the people in every part of the Nation are prepared in their individual living to win this war. I am sure that they will cheerfully help to pay a large part of its financial cost while it goes on. I am sure they will cheerfully give up those material things that they are asked to give up.

    And I am sure that they will retain all those great spiritual things without which we cannot win through.

    I repeat that the United States can accept no result save victory, final and complete. Not only must the shame of Japanese treachery be wiped out, but the sources of international brutality, wherever they exist, must be absolutely and finally broken.

    In my message to the Congress yesterday I said that we “will make it very certain that this form of treachery shall never again endanger us.” In order to achieve that certainty, we must begin the great task that is before us by abandoning once and for all the illusion that we can ever again isolate ourselves from the rest of humanity.

    In these past few years- and, most violently, in the past three days- we have learned a terrible lesson.

    It is our obligation to our dead—it is our sacred obligation’ to their children and to our children-that we must never forget what we have learned.

    And what we all have learned is this:

    There is no such thing as security for any Nation—or any individual- in a world ruled by the principles of gangsterism.

    There is no such thing as impregnable defense against powerful aggressors who sneak up in the dark and strike without warning.

    We have learned that our ocean-girt hemisphere is not immune from severe attack—that we cannot measure our safety in terms of miles on any map any more.

    We may acknowledge that our enemies have performed a brilliant feat of deception, perfectly timed and executed with great skill. It was a thoroughly dishonorable deed, but we must face the fact that modern warfare as conducted in the Nazi manner is a dirty business. We don’t like it- we didn’t want to get in it -but we are in it and we’re going to fight it with everything we’ve got.

    I do not think any American has any doubt of our ability to administer proper punishment to the perpetrators of these crimes.

    Your Government knows that for weeks Germany has been telling Japan that if Japan did not attack the United States, Japan would not share in dividing the spoils with Germany when peace came. She was promised by Germany that if she came in she would receive the complete and perpetual control of the whole of the Pacific area—and that means not only the Far East, but also all of the islands in the Pacific, and also a stranglehold on the west coast of North, Central, and South America.

    We know also that Germany and Japan are conducting their military and naval operations in accordance with a joint plan. That plan considers all peoples and Nations which are not helping the Axis powers as common enemies of each and every one of the Axis powers.

    That is their simple and obvious grand strategy. And that is why the American people must realize that it can be matched only with similar grand strategy. We must realize for example that Japanese successes against the United States in the Pacific are helpful to German operations in Libya; that any German success against the Caucasus is inevitably an assistance to Japan in her operations against the Dutch East Indies; that a German attack against Algiers or Morocco opens the way to a German attack against South America, and the Canal.

    On the other side of the picture, we must learn also to know that guerrilla warfare against the Germans in, let us say, Serbia or Norway helps us; that a successful Russian offensive against the Germans helps us; and that British successes on land or sea in any part of the world strengthen our hands.

    Remember always that Germany and Italy, regardless of any formal declaration of war, consider themselves at war with the United States at this moment just as much as they consider themselves at war with Britain or Russia. And Germany puts all the other Republics of the Americas into the same category of enemies. The people of our sister Republics of this hemisphere can ‘be honored by that fact.

    The true goal we seek is far above and beyond the ugly field of battle. When we resort to force, as now we must, we are determined that this force shall be directed toward ultimate good as well as against immediate evil. We Americans are not destroyers —we are builders.

    We are now in the midst of a war, not for conquest, not for vengeance, but for a world in which this Nation, and all that this Nation represents, will be safe for our children. We expect to eliminate the danger from Japan, but it would serve us ill if we accomplished that and found that the rest of the world was dominated by Hitler and Mussolini.

    We are going to win the war and we are going to win the peace that follows.

    And in the difficult hours of this day—through dark days that may be yet to come- we will know that the vast majority of the members of the human race are on our side. Many of them are fighting with us. All of them are praying for us. For in representing our cause, we represent theirs as well- our hope and their hope for liberty under God.

    Dec 9, 1941 So far, the news has been all bad. We have suffered a serious set-back……

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    Nov 16, 2015 THREE DAYS AFTER teams of Islamic State terrorists brazenly carried out raids across Paris

    Nov 16, 2015 President Obama labeled the slaughter a “SETBACK” in responding to questions about his policies.

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

    We must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    Nov 16, 2015 Obama said Monday, “There will be setbacks and there will be successes. The terrible events in Paris were obviously a terrible and sickening setback,”

    We must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    SUMMARY OF DAMAGES PARIS ISIS TERRORIST ATTACK ?

    Behind My Back | Paris No Gun Zone Slaughter

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/11/15/parisnogunzoneslaughter

    Paris No Gun Zone Slaughter In the PARIS, HIGH ALERT NO GUN ZONE of France 129 are dead and 352 injured. ——————— EIGHT GUN TOTING ISIS JIHADIST …

    1941-2015 In these past few years- and, most violently, IN THE PAST THREE DAYS- we have learned a terrible lesson.

    Nov 16, 2015 Obama on Monday stuck by the U.S. strategy for fighting the terror group while defending his earlier remarks. 

    The president said the ultimate goal is to “degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization.” But he insisted that the reason he said they’re contained, hours before terror teams launched deadly raids across Paris, is because “they control less territory than they did last year.” 

    What can we learn from this example of presidential leadership?

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    We must never forget what we have learned. And what we all have learned is this:

    Obama broke the law to trade 5 terrorists for 1 deserter who …

    poorrichardsnews.com/obama-broke-the-law-to-trade-5-terrorists-for-1/

    June 2, 2014 – Obama broke the law to trade 5 terrorists for 1 deserter who already cost 6 US … First and foremost, Obama violated the law to make the transfer: … taken to substantially mitigate a future threat by a released detainee, and that …

    The law that Obama violated in releasing 5 terrorists from …

    https://cofda.wordpress.com/…/the-law-that-obama-violated-in-releasing-…

     

    Jun 3, 2014 – On May 31, 2014, without consulting Congress as required by federal law, in exchange for Bergdahl, the Obama administration released five …

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    Hmmm… FIRESIDE CHAT DEC 9, 1941 We must share together the bad news and the good news, the defeats and the victories—the changing fortunes of war.

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    Hmmm…..NOVEMBER 23, 2015 WE MUST NOT SHARE THE BAD NEWS?

    “DON’T SAY THAT”  “CUT IT OUT,” “TOE THE LINE.” WE MUST NOT SHARE TOGETHER THE BAD NEWS AND, THE DEFEATS AND THE CHANGING FORTUNES OF WAR.

    News about Emails Warnings “Don’t Say That” About Threat …

    bing.com/news Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an email to “cut it out,” Fox News has learned – as an investigation expands into whether intelligence reports were altered to present a more positive picture.

    Fox News is told by a source close to the CENTCOM analysts that the pressure on them included at least two emails saying they needed to “cut it out” and “toe the line.”

    Separately, a former Pentagon official told Fox News there apparently was an attempt to destroy the communications. The Pentagon official said the email warnings were “not well received” by the analysts.

     

    Emails show DOD analysts told to ‘cut it out’ on ISIS warnings; IG probe expands

    FOX News · 6 days ago

    Analysts at U.S. Central Command were pressured to ease off negative assessments about the Islamic State threat and were even told in an … The Pentagon…

    Hmmm…..

    Obama: I will warn of ‘specific and credible’ terrorist threats against US

    The Guardian · 4 days ago

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  • The State of the Union 1941-2015

    The State of the Union 1941-2015

    The Four Freedoms speechTechnically the 1941 State of the Union address by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941.

    January 6, 1941 The Presidents warning, to the U.S. Congress on foreign invasion, Eleven months before the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

    WHAT IS THE STATE OF THE UNION ON NOV 25, 2016?

    I am just asking, just saying and providing……

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    THE IDIOTS LEARNING GUIDE TO  HISTORY 1941

    AKA also know as ……

    Four Freedoms speech

    1941 Every realist knows that the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world—assailed either by arms, or by secret spreading of poisonous propaganda by those who seek to destroy unity and promote discord in nations that are still at peace.

    1941 The first phase of the invasion of this Hemisphere would not be the landing of regular troops. The necessary strategic points would be occupied by secret agents and by their dupes — and great numbers of them are already here, and in Latin America.

    1941 As long as the aggressor nations maintain the offensive, they — not we — will choose the time and the place and the method of their attack.

    1941 That is why every member of the Executive Branch of the Government and every member of the Congress face great responsibility; great accountability.

    1941 That is why the future of all the American Republics is today in serious danger.

    1941 As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

    1941 No realistic American can expect from a dictator’s peace international generosity, or return of true independence, or world disarmament, or freedom of expression, or freedom of religion — or even good business.

    1941 Such a peace would bring no security for us or for our neighbors. “Those, who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    1941 We must always be wary of those who with sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal preach the “ism” of appeasement.

    1941 We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.

    1941 First, by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship, we are committed to all-inclusive national defense.

    1941 That is why this Annual Message to the Congress is unique in our history.

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    The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy:

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    LEARNING FROM HISTORY- OR NOT?  1941-2015

    US issues travel warning in wake of terror attacks | New …New York Post 16 hours ago, Nov 23, 2015 · … wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people and injured more than 350 others. The travel alert will be … warning American citizens …

    1941 The best way of dealing with the few slackers or trouble makers in our midst is, first, to shame them by patriotic example, and, if that fails, to use the sovereignty of Government to save Government.

     1941 As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

    Hmmm… 2015- Obama’s immigration comments on three year olds? widow’s and orphans?

    2015- Hillary’s comments on slamming doors?

    2015- As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

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    1941 Since the beginning of our American history, we have been engaged in change — in a perpetual peaceful revolution — a revolution which goes on steadily, quietly adjusting itself to changing conditions — without the concentration camp or the quick-lime in the ditch. The world order which we seek is the cooperation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society.

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    Full text of….The State of the Union 1941

    Four Freedoms speech- 6 January 1941.

    I address you, the Members of this new Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union. I use the word “unprecedented,” because at no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as it is today.

    Since the permanent formation of our Government under the Constitution, in 1789, most of the periods of crisis in our history have related to our domestic affairs. Fortunately, only one of these—the four-year War Between the States—ever threatened our national unity. Today, thank God, one hundred and thirty million Americans, in forty-eight States, have forgotten points of the compass in our national unity.

    It is true that prior to 1914 the United States often had been disturbed by events in other Continents. We had even engaged in two wars with European nations and in a number of undeclared wars in the West Indies, in the Mediterranean and in the Pacific for the maintenance of American rights and for the principles of peaceful commerce. But in no case had a serious threat been raised against our national safety or our continued independence.

    What I seek to convey is the historic truth that the United States as a nation has at all times maintained clear, definite opposition, to any attempt to lock us in behind an ancient Chinese wall while the procession of civilization went past. Today, thinking of our children and of their children, we oppose enforced isolation for ourselves or for any other part of the Americas.

    That determination of ours, extending over all these years, was proved, for example, during the quarter century of wars following the French Revolution.

    While the Napoleonic struggles did threaten interests of the United States because of the French foothold in the West Indies and in Louisiana, and while we engaged in the War of 1812 to vindicate our right to peaceful trade, it is nevertheless clear that neither France nor Great Britain, nor any other nation, was aiming at domination of the whole world.

    In like fashion from 1815 to 1914 — ninety-nine years — no single war in Europe or in Asia constituted a real threat against our future or against the future of any other American nation.

    Except in the Maximilian interlude in Mexico, no foreign power sought to establish itself in this Hemisphere; and the strength of the British fleet in the Atlantic has been a friendly strength. It is still a friendly strength.

    Even when the World War broke out in 1914, it seemed to contain only small threat of danger to our own American future. But, as time went on, the American people began to visualize what the downfall of democratic nations might mean to our own democracy.

    We need not overemphasize imperfections in the Peace of Versailles. We need not harp on failure of the democracies to deal with problems of world reconstruction. We should remember that the Peace of 1919 was far less unjust than the kind of “pacification” which began even before Munich, and which is being carried on under the new order of tyranny that seeks to spread over every continent today. The American people have unalterably set their faces against that tyranny.

    Every realist knows that the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world—assailed either by arms, or by secret spreading of poisonous propaganda by those who seek to destroy unity and promote discord in nations that are still at peace.

    During sixteen long months this assault has blotted out the whole pattern of democratic life in an appalling number of independent nations, great and small. The assailants are still on the march, threatening other nations, great and small.

    Therefore, as your President, performing my constitutional duty to “give to the Congress information of the state of the Union,” I find it, unhappily, necessary to report that the future and the safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders.

    Armed defense of democratic existence is now being gallantly waged in four continents. If that defense fails, all the population and all the resources of Europe and Asia and Africa and Australasia will be dominated by conquerors and let us remember that the total of those populations and their resources in those four continents greatly exceeds the sum total of the population and the resources of the whole of the Western Hemisphere — many times over.

    In times like these it is immature — and incidentally, untrue — for anybody to brag that an unprepared America, single-handed, and with one hand tied behind its back, can hold off the whole world.

    No realistic American can expect from a dictator’s peace international generosity, or return of true independence, or world disarmament, or freedom of expression, or freedom of religion — or even good business.

    Such a peace would bring no security for us or for our neighbors. “Those, who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

    We must always be wary of those who with sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal preach the “ism” of appeasement.

    We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.

    I have recently pointed out how quickly the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war.

    There is much loose talk of our immunity from immediate and direct invasion from across the seas. Obviously, as long as the British Navy retains its power, no such danger exists. Even if there were no British Navy, it is not probable that any enemy would be stupid enough to attack us by landing troops in the United States from across thousands of miles of ocean, until it had acquired strategic bases from which to operate.

    But we learn much from the lessons of the past years in Europe — particularly the lesson of Norway, whose essential seaports were captured by treachery and surprise built up over a series of years.

    The first phase of the invasion of this Hemisphere would not be the landing of regular troops. The necessary strategic points would be occupied by secret agents and by their dupes — and great numbers of them are already here, and in Latin America.

    As long as the aggressor nations maintain the offensive, they — not we — will choose the time and the place and the method of their attack.

    That is why the future of all the American Republics is today in serious danger.

    That is why this Annual Message to the Congress is unique in our history.

    That is why every member of the Executive Branch of the Government and every member of the Congress face great responsibility; great accountability.

    The need of the moment is that our actions and our policy should be devoted primarily — almost exclusively — to meeting this foreign peril. For all our domestic problems are now a part of the great emergency.

    Just as our national policy in internal affairs has been based upon a decent respect for the rights and the dignity of all of our fellow men within our gates, so our national policy in foreign affairs has been based on a decent respect for the rights and the dignity of all nations, large and small. And the justice of morality must and will win in the end.

    Our national policy is this:

    First, by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship, we are committed to all-inclusive national defense.

    Secondly, by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship, we are committed to full support of all those resolute peoples everywhere who are resisting aggression and are thereby keeping war away from our Hemisphere. By this support, we express our determination that the democratic cause shall prevail; and we strengthen the defense and the security of our own nation.

    Third, by an impressive expression of the public will and without regard to partisanship, we are committed to the proposition that principles of morality and considerations for our own security will never permit us to acquiesce in a peace dictated by aggressors and sponsored by appeasers. We know that enduring peace cannot be bought at the cost of other people’s freedom.

    In the recent national election there was no substantial difference between the two great parties in respect to that national policy. No issue was fought out on this line before the American electorate. And today it is abundantly evident that American citizens everywhere are demanding and supporting speedy and complete action in recognition of obvious danger.

    Therefore, the immediate need is a swift and driving increase in our armament production.

    Leaders of industry and labor have responded to our summons. Goals of speed have been set. In some cases these goals are being reached ahead of time; in some cases we are on schedule; in other cases there are slight but not serious delays; and in some cases — and I am sorry to say very important cases — we are all concerned by the slowness of the accomplishment of our plans.

    The Army and Navy, however, have made substantial progress during the past year. Actual experience is improving and speeding up our methods of production with every passing day. And today’s best is not good enough for tomorrow.

    I am not satisfied with the progress thus far made. The men in charge of the program represent the best in training, in ability, and in patriotism. They are not satisfied with the progress thus far made. None of us will be satisfied until the job is done.

    No matter whether the original goal was set too high or too low, our objective is quicker and better results.

    To give you two illustrations:

    We are behind schedule in turning out finished airplanes; we are working day and night to solve the innumerable problems and to catch up.

    We are ahead of schedule in building warships but we are working to get even further ahead of that schedule.

    To change a whole nation from a basis of peacetime production of implements of peace to a basis of wartime production of implements of war is no small task. And the greatest difficulty comes at the beginning of the program, when new tools, new plant facilities, new assembly lines, and new ship ways must first be constructed before the actual materiel begins to flow steadily and speedily from them.

    The Congress, of course, must rightly keep itself informed at all times of the progress of the program. However, there is certain information, as the Congress itself will readily recognize, which, in the interests of our own security and those of the nations that we are supporting, must of needs be kept in confidence.

    New circumstances are constantly begetting new needs for our safety. I shall ask this Congress for greatly increased new appropriations and authorizations to carry on what we have begun.

    I also ask this Congress for authority and for funds sufficient to manufacture additional munitions and war supplies of many kinds, to be turned over to those nations which are now in actual war with aggressor nations.

    Our most useful and immediate role is to act as an arsenal for them as well as for ourselves. They do not need man power, but they do need billions of dollars worth of the weapons of defense.

    The time is near when they will not be able to pay for them all in ready cash. We cannot, and we will not, tell them that they must surrender, merely because of present inability to pay for the weapons which we know they must have.

    I do not recommend that we make them a loan of dollars with which to pay for these weapons — a loan to be repaid in dollars.

    I recommend that we make it possible for those nations to continue to obtain war materials in the United States, fitting their orders into our own program. Nearly all their materiel would, if the time ever came, be useful for our own defense.

    Taking counsel of expert military and naval authorities, considering what is best for our own security, we are free to decide how much should be kept here and how much should be sent abroad to our friends who by their determined and heroic resistance are giving us time in which to make ready our own defense.

    For what we send abroad, we shall be repaid within a reasonable time following the close of hostilities, in similar materials, or, at our option, in other goods of many kinds, which they can produce and which we need.

    Let us say to the democracies: “We Americans are vitally concerned in your defense of freedom. We are putting forth our energies, our resources and our organizing powers to give you the strength to regain and maintain a free world. We shall send you, in ever-increasing numbers, ships, planes, tanks, guns. This is our purpose and our pledge.”

    In fulfillment of this purpose we will not be intimidated by the threats of dictators that they will regard as a breach of international law or as an act of war our aid to the democracies which dare to resist their aggression. Such aid is not an act of war, even if a dictator should unilaterally proclaim it so to be.

    When the dictators, if the dictators, are ready to make war upon us, they will not wait for an act of war on our part. They did not wait for Norway or Belgium or the Netherlands to commit an act of war.

    Their only interest is in a new one-way international law, which lacks mutuality in its observance, and, therefore, becomes an instrument of oppression.

    The happiness of future generations of Americans may well depend upon how effective and how immediate we can make our aid felt. No one can tell the exact character of the emergency situations that we may be called upon to meet. The Nation’s hands must not be tied when the Nation’s life is in danger.

    We must all prepare to make the sacrifices that the emergency — almost as serious as war itself — demands. Whatever stands in the way of speed and efficiency in defense preparations must give way to the national need.

    A free nation has the right to expect full cooperation from all groups. A free nation has the right to look to the leaders of business, of labor, and of agriculture to take the lead in stimulating effort, not among other groups but within their own groups.

    The best way of dealing with the few slackers or trouble makers in our midst is, first, to shame them by patriotic example, and, if that fails, to use the sovereignty of Government to save Government.

    As men do not live by bread alone, they do not fight by armaments alone. Those who man our defenses, and those behind them who build our defenses, must have the stamina and the courage which come from unshakable belief in the manner of life which they are defending. The mighty action that we are calling for cannot be based on a disregard of all things worth fighting for.

    The Nation takes great satisfaction and much strength from the things which have been done to make its people conscious of their individual stake in the preservation of democratic life in America. Those things have toughened the fibre of our people, have renewed their faith and strengthened their devotion to the institutions we make ready to protect.

    Certainly this is no time for any of us to stop thinking about the social and economic problems which are the root cause of the social revolution which is today a supreme factor in the world.

    For there is nothing mysterious about the foundations of a healthy and strong democracy. The basic things expected by our people of their political and economic systems are simple. They are:

    Equality of opportunity for youth and for others.

    Jobs for those who can work.

    Security for those who need it.

    The ending of special privilege for the few.

    The preservation of civil liberties for all.

    The enjoyment of the fruits of scientific progress in a wider and constantly rising standard of living.

    These are the simple, basic things that must never be lost sight of in the turmoil and unbelievable complexity of our modern world. The inner and abiding strength of our economic and political systems is dependent upon the degree to which they fulfill these expectations.

    Many subjects connected with our social economy call for immediate improvement.

    As examples:

    We should bring more citizens under the coverage of old-age pensions and unemployment insurance.

    We should widen the opportunities for adequate medical care.

    We should plan a better system by which persons deserving or needing gainful employment may obtain it.

    I have called for personal sacrifice. I am assured of the willingness of almost all Americans to respond to that call.

    A part of the sacrifice means the payment of more money in taxes. In my Budget Message I shall recommend that a greater portion of this great defense program be paid for from taxation than we are paying today. No person should try, or be allowed, to get rich out of this program; and the principle of tax payments in accordance with ability to pay should be constantly before our eyes to guide our legislation.

    If the Congress maintains these principles, the voters, putting patriotism ahead of pocketbooks, will give you their applause.

    In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

    The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere in the world.

    The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way — everywhere in the world.

    The third is freedom from want — which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants – everywhere in the world.

    The fourth is freedom from fear — which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor — anywhere in the world.

    That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.

    To that new order we oppose the greater conception — the moral order. A good society is able to face schemes of world domination and foreign revolutions alike without fear.

    Since the beginning of our American history, we have been engaged in change — in a perpetual peaceful revolution — a revolution which goes on steadily, quietly adjusting itself to changing conditions — without the concentration camp or the quick-lime in the ditch. The world order which we seek is the cooperation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized society.

    This nation has placed its destiny in the hands and heads and hearts of its millions of free men and women; and its faith in freedom under the guidance of God. Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose.

    To that high concept there can be no end save victory.

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  • The Warning on U.S. Terrorist Attacks

    The U.S. Warning on  Terrorist Attacks

    THEY, THE ISIS AND AL’QUIDA TERRORIST  — NOT WE — WILL CHOOSE THE TIME AND THE PLACE AND THE METHOD OF THEIR ATTACKS

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    An American  Presidents State of the Union speech warning the U.S. congress of foreign peril.

     I address you, the Members of this new Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union. I use the word “unprecedented,” because at no previous time has American security been as seriously threatened from without as it is today.

    Therefore, as your President, performing my constitutional duty to “give to the Congress information of the state of the Union,” I find it, unhappily, necessary to report that the future and the safety of our country and of our democracy are overwhelmingly involved in events far beyond our borders.

    The need of the moment is that our actions and our policy should be devoted primarily — almost exclusively — to meeting this foreign peril. For all our domestic problems are now a part of the great emergency.

    As a nation, we may take pride in the fact that we are softhearted; but we cannot afford to be soft-headed.

    Every realist knows that the democratic way of life is at this moment being directly assailed in every part of the world—assailed either by arms, or by secret spreading of poisonous propaganda by those who seek to destroy unity and promote discord in nations that are still at peace. The spreading of poisonous propaganda which is being carried on under the new order of tyranny that seeks to spread over every continent today.

    The American people have unalterably set their faces against that tyranny.

    And today it is abundantly evident that American citizens everywhere are demanding and supporting speedy and complete action in recognition of obvious danger.

    The best way of dealing with the few slackers or trouble makers in our midst is, first, to shame them by patriotic example, and, if that fails, to use the sovereignty of Government to save Government.

    The first phase of the invasion of this Hemisphere would not be the landing of regular troops. The necessary strategic points would be occupied by secret agents and by their dupes —AND GREAT NUMBERS OF THEM ARE ALREADY HERE, and in Latin America.

    As long as the aggressor nations maintain the offensive, THEY  —  NOT WE — WILL CHOOSE THE TIME AND THE PLACE AND THE METHOD OF THEIR ATTACKS

    That is why the future of all the American Republics is today in serious danger.

    Jan 6, 1941 Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms speech”  warning the U.S.  congress of foreign peril eleven months before the Pearl Harbor attack.

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    To President Obama, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Congress:

    What part of learning from history do you not understand?

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    We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American eagle in order to feather their own nests.

    The best way of dealing with the few slacker in our midst, President Obama and those members of congress, is, first, to shame them by patriotic example, and, if that fails, to use the sovereignty of Government to save Government.

    And today it is abundantly evident that American citizens everywhere are demanding and supporting speedy and complete action in recognition of the obvious danger of ISIS AND AL’QUIDA TERRORIST ATTACKS.

     


  • Profile the Scent of a Terrorist

    Profile the Scent of a Terrorist
    THE SCENT OF TERRORIST EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS
    DYNAMITE, GUNPOWDER, AND PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES

    BRING IN PARIS POLICE EXPLOSIVES SNIFFER DOGS, LIKE DIESEL AND PROFILE THE SCENT OF A TERRORIST.

    DOG IS MAN’S BEST FRIEND AGAINST ALL TERRORISTS, PERIOD

    Diesel the French police dog dies in St-Denis siege | World …
    www.theguardian.com › World › Paris attacks
    The Guardian
    3 days ago – Paris attacks … A POLICE DOG CALLED DIESEL WAS KILLED DURING THE RAID ON THE … SPECIAL FORCES REGULARLY USE DOGS TRAINED TO SNIFF OUT EXPLOSIVES.

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    APRIL 1, 2015 HOMELAND SECURITY’S SCIENCE THE SCENT OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS ESPECIALLY NEW HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES.

    Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World …

    PEOPLE BEGAN TO TRAIN DOGS TO BE BOMB SNIFFERS IN THE 1970S THESE INCLUDE DYNAMITE, GUNPOWDER, AND PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES

    A DETECTION DOG OR SNIFFER DOG IS A DOG THAT IS TRAINED TO AND WORKS AT USING ITS SENSES (ALMOST ALWAYS THE SENSE OF SMELL) TO DETECT SUBSTANCES SUCH AS EXPLOSIVES, …

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    Did ISIS use soda can bomb to bring down Russian plane …
    www.cbsnews.com/…/did-isis-use-soda-can-bomb-to-bring-do…
    CBS News
    3 days ago – “It would depend on where they placed it on the plane and

    HOW MUCH EXPLOSIVES WERE IN THE SODA CAN, BUT I BELIEVE IT COULD,” ATF AGENT SAYS.

    This corroborates what Russia FSB chief Aleksandr Bortnikov said: “TRACES OF A FOREIGN-MADE EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCE” HAVE BEEN FOUND. “DURING THE FLIGHT, A HOMEMADE DEVICE WITH THE POWER OF 1.5 KILOGRAMS OF TNT WAS DETONATED.”

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    WHAT TRACE AMOUNT OF EXPLOSIVES COULD AN EXPLOSIVE  SNIFFER DOG LIKE DIESEL HAVE DETECTED TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THE 224 PASSENGERS.

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    ISIS says Pop Can Bomb Was Used to Blow Up Russian plane
    universalfreepress.com/isis-says-pop-can-bomb-was-used-to-blow-up-rus…
    3 days ago – ISIS SAYS POP CAN BOMB WAS USED TO BLOW UP RUSSIAN PLANE [IMAGES] … SOFT DRINK CAN IT SAID WAS USED TO MAKE THE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE.

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    Diesel the French police dog dies in St-Denis siege | World …
    www.theguardian.com › World › Paris attacks
    The Guardian
    3 days ago – Paris attacks … A POLICE DOG CALLED DIESEL WAS KILLED DURING THE RAID ON THE ... SPECIAL FORCES REGULARLY USE DOGS TRAINED TO SNIFF OUT EXPLOSIVES.

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    APRIL 1, 2015 HOMELAND SECURITY’S SCIENCE THE SCENT OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS ESPECIALLY NEW HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES.

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    PEOPLE BEGAN TO TRAIN DOGS TO BE BOMB SNIFFERS IN THE 1970S THESE INCLUDE DYNAMITE, GUNPOWDER, AND PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES

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    Dogs Like Diesel: 4 Things You Should Know About …
    forensicoutreach.com/sniffing-out-the-evidence-4-things-you-should-kn…
    DETECTION DOGS CAN LOCATE THE SCENT OF EXPLOSIVE RESIDUE FAIRLY EASILY. They are put through their paces in this regard on an intensive eight-week course with the …

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    Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World …
    www.amazon.com › … › Law & Crime
    Amazon.com, Inc.
    But some DOGS WORK WITH POLICE OFFICERS, SOLDIERS and even scientists to put their “sniffers” to work. Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind THEIR NOSES TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM BOMBS, catch criminals smuggling drugs

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    Sniffing safer: New canine training aid matches explosives …
    www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/…/150401132736.ht…
    Science Daily
    Apr 1, 2015 – A new training aid has been created that matches THE SCENT OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS but poses no danger to the trainers, the canines or the …
    April 1, 2015
    Source:
    HOMELAND SECURITY’S SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE
    SUMMARY:
    One of the biggest challenges in the training and testing of canine teams results from the explosives materials themselves – ESPECIALLY NEW HOMEMADE EXPLOSIVES. A new training aid has been created that matches THE SCENT OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS but poses no danger to the trainers, the canines or the environment.
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    Bomb-Sniffing Dogs – Page 6 – Google Books Result
    https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1612117864
    Sara Green – 2009 – ‎Juvenile Nonfiction
    PEOPLE BEGAN TO TRAIN DOGS TO BE BOMB SNIFFERS IN THE 1970S. Dogs have an … THESE INCLUDE DYNAMITE, GUNPOWDER, AND PLASTIC EXPLOSIVES. Three dog breeds are ..

    the bottom line…

    DOG IS MAN’S BEST FRIEND AGAINST ALL TERRORISTS, PERIOD