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  • The Human Toll In Gun Free Zones

    THE LARGEST MASS SHOOTING IN AMERICAN HISTORY?

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

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

    Breitbart News Network

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

    50 Dead, 53 Wounded In Orlando Nightclub Terrorist Attack …

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

    Zero Hedge

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

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    The bottom line

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Human Toll In ANOTHER Gun Free Zones

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    ANOTHER JIHADIST TERROR ATTACK

    THE BIGGEST MASS SHOOTING IN AMERICAN HISTORY?

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

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    HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN IN FLORIDA?

    AFTER BEING GIVEN A THREE DAY WARNING?

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

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

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

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

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

    By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

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

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3637780/ISIS-wallows-latest-sick-attack-America-Terror-group-praises-gay-nightclub-bloodbath-just-three-days-issuing-warning-Florida-target.html#ixzz4BOaTcDna
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    THREE DAYS AFTER ISSUING A WARNING THAT FLORIDA WOULD BECOME A TARGET

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

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

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

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

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    WATCH OUT ISIS: 

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

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

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

    ▶ 32:35

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

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

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

     TRUMP SAID,  REFERRING TO THE SAN BERNARDO MASSACRE,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Try making sense of this timeline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Try making sense of this FBI timeline

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

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

    OMAR MATEEN MENTIONED THE BOSTON BOMBING?

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

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

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

    Two years before the Boston Marathon bombings, Tamerlan Tsarnaev

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

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

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    Try making sense of this BOSTON BOMBING  GUN FREE timeline

    FAMILIES RUNNING HOME UNARMED AFTER THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

    WITH DANGEROUS ARMED TERRORISTS ON THE LOOSE SOMEWHERE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS

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

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

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

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

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    May 20, 2016.

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

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

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     Orlando Nightclub Shooting: Timeline of events | WPEC

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

    WPEC

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

    ORLANDO, Fl. (CBS12) — 2:02 a.m.

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

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

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

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    5:15 a.m.

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

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    2:05 AM – 12 Jun 2016

    Orlando Police Verified account @OrlandoPolice

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

    2:05 AM – 12 Jun 2016

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

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    4:50 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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    5:55 a.m.

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

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

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

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    2:48 AM – 12 Jun 2016

    Orlando Police Verified account @OrlandoPolice

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

    2:48 AM – 12 Jun 2016

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

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

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

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

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    HOW DID THIS  HAPPEN? ANOTHER GUN FREE ZONE MASSACRE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    TRUMP HAS MADE A FEW COMMENTS MY FOOT…

    TRUMP HAS MADE MANY COMMENTS…

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

    HE WOULD HAVE ‘OPENED FIRE’

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

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

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

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

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

    Trump on The Human Toll In Gun Free Zones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Why Investigations of “Intelligence Failures” Go Nowhere …

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

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

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

    THE MARATHON BOMBING INVESTIGATION FOUND EXACTLY

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

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

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    The bottom line

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

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


  • The 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 …

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    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 …

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    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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    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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    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?

  • U.S. Intelligence Now and Then?

    U.S. Intelligence Now and Then?
    May 11, 2013 The U.S. intelligence community is officially made of 17 organizations — There are 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on intelligence, counterterrorism, or homeland security in the U.S. — Just the NSA alone is contracting with more than 250 companies on intelligence work, including big names like Northrop Grumman and SAIC.

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    Oversight of U.S. intelligence agencies generally falls to the Department of Defense or Congress, LEAVING THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WITH PRECIOUS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW THEY OPERATE.

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    And, leaving NATO surprised?

    Heimbigner’s latest frustration: “From an alliance perspective, WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING AND THE ABILITY OF RUSSIA TO SURPRISE US ON A VERY CONSISTENT BASIS.”

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    NATO Caught ‘Surprised’ By Russia’s Move Into Syria …
    www.defenseone.com/…/nato-caught-surprised-russias-move-syria/1207…
    Sep 10, 2015 – Intelligence chief says the alliance members can’t even agree whether Moscow or ISIS is the greater threat — AND THERE’S NOT ENOUGH ISR TO GO …

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    FACT Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner is currently assigned as the director of INTELLIGENCE, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) …

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    SNIPPETS…
    ONE PROBLEM, Heimbigner said, is there are not enough INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) assets to go around:
    “WE HAVE A WOEFUL SHORTAGE OF ISR. WHEN WE GO TO ASK THE NATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE, IT’S ALL COMMITTED AND JUST NOT AVAILABLE.”
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    Hmmm… ALL THINGS CONSIDERED?

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    POST 9-11 INTELLIGENCE?
    PR Push for Iraq War Preceded Intelligence Findings
    “White Paper” Drafted before NIE even Requested
    National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 254
    Posted – August 22, 2008

    SNIPPET..
    U.S. Intelligence and Iraq WMD
    Compiled and edited by Dr. John Prados
    There was also a source of intelligence failure that flowed not from bad information but from analytical procedures.

    American intelligence knew that Saddam had worked through the 1990s to deceive UN weapons inspectors—they assumed he was hiding his WMDs rather than concealing the lack of them.

    On specific weapons, for example long-range Iraqi missiles, intelligence took a standard accounting approach, and since they could not account for every Iraqi missile, assumed Saddam was hiding a covert force of ballistic missiles.

    U.S. intelligence was coming off a record of underestimating Iraqi WMD progress in the 1980s and now overcompensated in the other direction.
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    If you want to be an informed American citizen?
    Keep reading….

    These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy …

    www.businessinsider.com/17agencies-of-the-us-intellige…
    Business Insider

    May 11, 2013 – Angela Merkel’s incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world’s most. …. These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World … The U.S. intelligence community is vast, composed of 17 distinct …

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    SNIPPETS… repeated for emphasis and clarity
    OVERSIGHT OF THESE 17 AGENCIES GENERALLY FALLS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR CONGRESS, LEAVING THE AVERAGE CITIZEN WITH PRECIOUS LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW THEY OPERATE.
    The U.S. intelligence community is officially made of 17 organizations — There are 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies working on intelligence, counterterrorism, or homeland security in the U.S. — Just the NSA alone is contracting with more than 250 companies on intelligence work, including big names like Northrop Grumman and SAIC.

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    COMMENT…
    It appears that there is more than “ONE PROBLEM” with U.SA. INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR)

    When, Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner the director of INTELLIGENCE, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) …

    SAYS,THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) ASSETS TO GO AROUND? AND, IT’S ALL COMMITTED AND JUST NOT AVAILABLE?

    WHAT HAS ALL OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) BEEN COMMITTED TO?

    REALLY? THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH ASSETS TO GO AROUND ?
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    These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy …

    www.businessinsider.com/17agencies-of-the-us-intellige…
    Business Insider

    May 11, 2013 – Angela Merkel’s incredible rise from quantum chemist to the world’s most. …. These 17 Agencies Make Up The Most Sophisticated Spy Network In The World … The U.S. intelligence community is vast, composed of 17 distinct …
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    (1) The U.S. intelligence community is vast, composed of 17 distinct organizations each operating under its own shroud of secrecy.
    Oversight of these agencies generally falls to the Department of Defense or Congress, leaving the average citizen with precious little knowledge of how they operate.
    Funded by largely classified budgets, it’s difficult to assess how much the U.S. annually spends on these clandestine operations, but one 2012 estimate pegs the cost at about $75 billion.
    The following slides highlight the expansive reach of the U.S. intelligence community.
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    (2) The Central Intelligence Agency spies on foreign governments and organizes covert ops.
    The CIA is the most well-known U.S. spying agency, formed by the passage of the National Security Act of 1947. The agency has its roots with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) that operated during World War II.
    Headquarters: Langley, Va.
    Mission: CIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates intelligence gathered on foreign nations. This comes through signals and human intelligence sources.
    Budget: Classified. On their website, the CIA states, “neither the number of employees nor the size of the Agency’s budget can, at present, be publicly disclosed. A common misconception is that the Agency has an unlimited budget, which is far from true.”
    There have been some slips, however. In 2005, a CIA deputy director inadvertently revealed the annual intelligence budget was $44 billion.
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    (3) The National Security Agency was once so secretive it was jokingly called ‘No Such Agency.’
    The NSA was established in 1952 with a mission primarily dedicated to code breaking, after the Allies’ success in cracking German and Japanese codes during World War II. For a long time, the NSA, which operates under the Dept. of Defense, was not even recognized by the government, commonly referred to as “No Such Agency.”
    Headquarters: Fort Meade, Md.
    Mission: The main functions of the NSA are signals intelligence — intercepting and processing foreign communications, cryptology — cracking codes, and information assurance. IA is, put simply: preventing foreign hackers from getting secret information.
    Budget: Classified. Some estimate the NSA is actually the largest intelligence organization in the world — three times the size of the CIA. The headquarters alone takes up 6.3 million square feet — around the same size as the Pentagon — with 112 acres of parking spaces, reports the Washington Post.
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    (4) The Defense Intelligence Agency works to understand what foreign militaries will do before they do it.
    The DIA was established in 1961 with the goal of sharing information collected by the major military intelligence outfits (such as Army or Marine Corps Intelligence). More recently, the DIA has been expanding its overseas spy network to collect first-hand intelligence.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: The DIA serves as the lead intelligence agency for the Dept. of Defense, coordinating analysis and collection of intelligence on foreign militaries, in addition to surveillance and reconnaissance operations. The DIA is the common link between military and national intelligence agencies.
    Budget: Classified. The DIA does not reveal budget information, although they do say they have more than 16,500 men and women working for them and are under DoD and congressional oversight.
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    (5) The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research provides diplomats the necessary tools for effective foreign policy.
    The State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) has ties to the Office of Strategic Services from World War II, but was transferred to State after the war. INR now reports directly to the Secretary of State, harnessing intelligence from all sources and offering independent analysis of global events and real-time insight.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: This agency serves as the Secretary of State’s primary advisor on intelligence matters, and gives support to other policymakers, ambassadors, and embassy staff.
    Budget: $49 million in 2007, according to documents obtained by FAS.
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    (6) Air Force Intelligence provides reconnaissance for US ground troops.
    Formerly known as the Air Intelligence Agency, the agency is now known as the Air Force ISR — Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance. Air Force intelligence was established in 1948 to get information to troops on the ground, and most recently, the ISR has collected that intelligence from aerial drones.
    Headquarters: Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
    Mission: Air Force ISR collects and analyzes intelligence on foreign nations and hostile forces, both in and out of combat zones. They also conduct electronic and photographic surveillance, and provide weather and mapping data to troops in the field.
    Budget: Unknown. The budget of ISR apparently falls under the Air Force’s Operation & Maintenance budget, which includes other areas outside of the agency’s scope such as flying operations and logistics. That number for 2012, however, was just over $46 million.
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    (7) The FBI’s National Security Branch oversees counterterrorism and intelligence gathering.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Branch (NSB) was established in 2005, combining resources that include counterterrorism, counter-intelligence, weapons of mass destruction, and intelligence under a single FBI leader.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: Formed after 9/11 and the Iraq WMD commission — when intelligence agencies were not sharing data with each other — the NSB integrates intel on national security and criminal threats from a variety of sources that are often intertwined in order to protect U.S. interests.
    Budget: Total FBI budget was approximately $8.1 billion in 2012, which included an increase of $119 million “to enhance our counterterrorism, computer intrusions, and other programs,” according to their website.
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    (8) Army Intelligence and Security Command offers essential intel to troops on the battlefield.
    Army intelligence has been around since spies worked for the Continental Army in 1775, but the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) was established in 1977 to become the major unifying command of army intelligence.
    Headquarters: Fort Belvoir, Va.
    Mission: INSCOM provides commanders on the ground with information they may need on the battlefield: intercepted enemy radio communications, maps, ground imagery, and information on force structure and numbers.
    Budget: Unknown. The total military intelligence budget was $21.5 billion in 2012.
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    (9) The Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence gathers information on foreign nuclear weapons.
    Surprisingly, the Energy Department even has an intelligence service. The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence focuses on technical intelligence on nuclear weapons and nonproliferation, nuclear energy (especially foreign), and energy security.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: The Dept. of Energy doesn’t have the ability to conduct foreign intelligence, instead relying on information passed to them by other agencies (such as the CIA or NSA). If it involves weapons of mass destruction, the DoE offers up the analytical expertise.
    Budget: Unknown. Like other government budgets, the intelligence activity is not specifically mentioned, although it may fall under “Atomic Energy Defense Activities” which had a total budget of more than $16 billion in 2012.
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    (10) Coast Guard Intelligence provides information on maritime security and homeland defense.
    Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI) was formed in 1915 and now falls under the Dept. of Homeland Security, providing information on maritime and port security, search and rescue, and counter-narcotics.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: Although CGI is technically an intelligence agency, its primary mission is as an investigative arm of the Coast Guard. CGI special agents “conduct criminal, counterintelligence and personnel security investigations within the Coast Guard’s area of responsibility,” with the majority being criminal offenses violating military law, according to the Coast Guard’s official website. However, the Coast Guard does have specialists conducting analysis and collection of intelligence.
    Budget: Unknown. Like the Army, the budget has some overlap, although the 2014 budget request includes $60 million for C4ISR systems, an acronym for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
    CGI headquarters is relatively small, only employing about 280.
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    (11) The Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis collects terrorism and financial intelligence.
    The Office of Intelligence and Analysis is fairly new, established in 2004 by the Intelligence Authorization Act. OIA’s focus is mainly on providing information to combat terrorism and illicit financial transactions.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: OIA safeguards the U.S. financial system “against illicit use and combating rogue nations, terrorist facilitators, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security threats,” according to DNI.
    Budget: Around $340 million.
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    (12) The Drug Enforcement Administration hunts down illegal drugs.
    The DEA has been gathering intelligence for anti-drug operations since its establishment in 1973. The agency collects and provides intelligence to other law enforcement agencies and helps with investigations.
    Headquarters: El Paso, Texas
    Mission: DEA assists local and federal law enforcement in conducting major drug investigations, along with developing “information that leads to seizures and arrests, and provid[ing] policy makers with drug trend information upon which programmatic decisions can be based,” according to their website.
    Budget: $2 billion (total DEA budget in 2013)
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    (13) The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity monitors the Corp’s battlefields.
    Like Army intelligence, the Marine Corps provides their own agency to collect and analyze information for troops on the ground. This includes map making, radio intercepts, human intelligence, and counter-intelligence.
    Headquarters: Quantico, Va.
    Mission: The primary function of Marine IA is to give tactical and operational intelligence to battlefield commanders. They also serve as the “go-to” unit for the Commandant of the Marine Corps on understanding intel.
    Budget: Unknown. The total military intelligence budget was $21.5 billion in 2012.
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    (14) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency provides advanced mapping for military forces.
    Having its roots from the 1972 formation of the Defense Mapping Agency and formerly known as NIMA, the agency was renamed the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in 2003. The agency has the task of collecting and understanding Earth’s physical and man-made attributes. Using advanced imagery (mainly from satellites), it was NGA watching Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.
    Headquarters: Ft. Belvoir, Va.
    Mission: NGA employs cartographers and analysts that collect and generate information about the Earth. This data is used in navigation, national security, military operations, and humanitarian aid efforts.
    Budget: Classified. NGA employs approximately 14,500 government civilians.
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    (15) The National Reconnaissance Office is responsible for America’s spy satellites.
    While the NGA is responsible for gaining information from satellite data, the National Reconnaissance Office — created secretly in 1961 and not acknowledged until 1992 — is in charge with satellite design, building, launch, and maintenance.
    Headquarters: Chantilly, Va.
    Mission: NRO gives its mission as “innovative overhead intelligence systems for national security.” Simply put, the NRO provides their “customers” at the CIA, DoD, and elsewhere with technologically advanced spy satellites.
    Budget: Classified.
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    (16) The Office of Naval Intelligence provides information on the world’s oceans to sailors everywhere.
    The Office of Naval Intelligence was established in 1882 for “the purpose of collecting and recording naval information” that could be useful in war and peace. Like other military intelligence services, ONI gives maritime commanders information they need on foreign forces.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: ONI gathers intelligence and moves it rapidly to decision makers. “We produce maritime intelligence on weapons and technology proliferation and smuggling and illicit maritime activities that directly supports the U.S. Navy, joint war fighters and national decision makers and agencies,” according to their website.
    Budget: Unknown. The total military intelligence budget was $21.5 billion in 2012.
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    (17) The Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis looks for information on any potential threats to the US.
    The DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis works primarily on homeland threats — collecting and analyzing information, and sharing intelligence with local and federal law enforcement through the use of “fusion centers.”
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: They work on four main areas: understanding threats through analysis, collecting information relevant to homeland security, sharing that information with the agencies that need it, and managing the homeland security enterprise, according to DNI.
    Budget: Classified. In a Congressional Research Service report, it was noted that “DNI does not publicly disclose details about the intelligence budget, but … reported that the aggregate amount appropriated to the [national intelligence program] for FY2009 was $49.8 billion.”
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    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is where all the intelligence should come together for delivery to the president.
    Established in 2004, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) manages the efforts of the entire U.S. intelligence community. Director James R. Clapper serves as the principal advisor to the president as well as the National Security and Homeland Security Councils.
    Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
    Mission: The DNI has two main missions: to lead intelligence integration, and “forge an intelligence community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible.”
    Budget: The specifics of the office itself are unknown, but the total aggregate amount for the national intelligence program is more than $48 billion.
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    the bottom line….
    BONUS: The ‘intelligence state’ has been expanding drastically since 9/11.
    The U.S. intelligence community is officially made of 17 organizations, but there is even more to the story.
    A groundbreaking investigation from the Washington Post found some rather daunting figures:
    — 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies are working on intelligence, counterterrorism, or homeland security in the U.S.
    — Just the NSA alone is contracting with more than 250 companies on intelligence work, including big names like Northrop Grumman and SAIC.
    — Many intelligence agencies are doing redundant work, such as 51 federal and military organizations that track the flow of money in and out of terror networks.
    — One reason why those intelligence budgets are classified: millions of dollars in so-called “ghost money” given to foreign governments.
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    WHO’S PROVIDING THE INTELLIGENCE? AND HOW VALID IS IT?

    Counterinsurgency (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance, and …

    www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/ADA543575.pdf

    Feb 23, 2011 – The DSB Advisory Group on Defense Intelligence Task Force on Counter Insurgency. (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance …
    A 122 page document from the U.S. Department of Defense
    Feb 23, 2011 – (COIN) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations ….. The lack of a single authoritative definition of COIN is impeding a …
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    Spying on American Allies an U.S. Citizens?
    ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?

    4 Things To Know About Spying On Allies : Parallels : NPR

    www.npr.org/…/parallels/…/four-things-to-know-about-spying-on-allie

    NPR

    Oct 28, 2013 – Disclosures about the National Security Agency’s spying on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and …

    NPR Oct 28, 2013 – Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. … surveillance: the Brits can spy on our citizens, we can spy on theirs, and then …
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    NSA Spying: A Threat To US Interests? – YaleGlobal Online

    yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/nsaspyingthreatusinterests
    Yale University

    Dec 5, 2013 – Big-data snooping by the NSA and US companies unnerves many Europeans, polls suggest.
    Dec 5, 2013 – Big-data snooping by the NSA and US companies unnerves many … telephone and internet data of citizens in other allied countries even as part of an … The exposure of NSA spying has had an impact on America’s image …
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    NSA Fesses Up To Improper Surveillance Of U.S. Citizens

    www.huffingtonpost.com/…/nsa-spying-report_n_6…
    The Huffington Post

    Dec 26, 2014 – While you were drinking eggnog on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released hundreds of pages of heavily redacted documents …
    The Huffington Post
    Dec 26, 2014 – … privacy and civil liberties while safeguarding the nation and our allies.” … NSA Spied On Five Politically Active American Citizens, The .
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    Term. Definition. INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) An activity that synchronizes and integrates the planning and operation of sensors, assets, and processing, exploitation, and dissemination systems in direct support of current and future operations.
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    Oct 8, 2015

    Nato renews pledge amid Russia ‘escalation’ – BBC

    www.bbc.co.uk/…/world-europe-34471…
    British Broadcasting Corporation

    3 days ago – Nato has renewed assurances to defend allies in view of the “escalation of Russian military activities” in Syria, the alliance’s secretary-general …
    43 mins ago – NATO WILL DEFEND YOU, NATO IS ON THE GROUND, NATO IS READY.” He also urged Moscow to … This principle of collective defence commits them to protect each other. On Wednesday, Russia … 8 October 2015 • Russia’s intervention …
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    COMMENT…..
    As for NATO, Heimbigner described an alliance divided?
    Oct 8, 2015

    Ready or not? NATO determines such action as it deems necessary, FOR THE SYRIAN RUSSIA TURKEY CRISIS, INCLUDING THE USE OF ARMED FORCE, to restore and maintain the security of THE CONFLICT AND CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST….

    NATO HAS THE MILITARY CAPACITY (of 28 nation including the U.S.A.) needed to undertake CRISIS- MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

    Hmmm. Sept. 28, 2015 PRESIDENT OBAMA told the United Nations international body that he commands the most powerful military force on the planet.

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    Sep 10, 2015
    NATO Caught ‘Surprised’ By Russia’s Move Into Syria …
    www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/09/nato-caught…russias…/120764/
    Sep 10, 2015 – INTELLIGENCE chief says the alliance members can’t even agree whether Moscow or ISIS is the greater threat — and there’s not enough ISR to go …
    When Russia sent military forces into Syria last weekend, it caught NATO by surprise and proved that its members can neither stay ahead of threats nor even decide which ones are the most pressing, the ALLIANCE’S INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR said.
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    Who is NATO’S alliance’s INTELLIGENCE DIRECTOR?
    Major General Joseph T. Guastella, Jr. is the Deputy Chief of Staff, OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Casteau, Belgium. He is responsible for supervising and directing the SHAPE Comprehensive Crisis Operations Management Center, J2, J3, and J9.
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    “Are we keeping up with threats?…Absolutely not,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Thursday. “The demands for intelligence… to accurately deal with some of these crises is clearly insufficient.”
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    Who is U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner?
    Rear Admiral Brett Heimbigner is currently assigned as the director of INTELLIGENCE, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) …
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    Heimbigner’s latest frustration: “From an alliance perspective, WHAT RUSSIA IS DOING AND THE ABILITY OF RUSSIA TO SURPRISE US ON A VERY CONSISTENT BASIS.”

    As for NATO, Heimbigner described an alliance divided: its Baltic and eastern members worry MORE ABOUT RUSSIA, while southern members ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ISLAMIC STATE, whose “growth is exponentially higher than what they anticipated.”

    “In fact, we are now in a situation where, as an alliance (NATO), WE CAN’T EVEN COME UP WITH A COORDINATED THREAT ASSESSMENT OVERALL” because both groups want their concerns to take priority, he said.

    One problem, Heimbigner said, is there are not enough INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE (ISR) assets to go around: “WE HAVE A WOEFUL SHORTAGE OF ISR. WHEN WE GO TO ASK THE NATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE, IT’S ALL COMMITTED AND JUST NOT AVAILABLE.”
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    the bottom line? What can I say?
    The U.S. Didn’t Have The Intelligence?
    Posted on October 8, 2015 11:55 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment
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