Category Archives: 9/11

The Next Crusade

Put aside any narcissistic dreams of Christian pacifism. If we are going to be worth anything to the next generation, we need to rise up.


Christian Militias On The Rise; A New Crusade Coming

By Theodore Shoebat

…Not a campus crusade, but a true crusade, in which the saints carry their cross to fight with the forces of darkness.

Christians in the Middle East have for a long time been accustomed to staying away from the fray with Muslims. This has come as a result of both comfort and suppression, but the persecution against the saints has reached an intensity almost unheard of in our times, and the apex of this oppression is at hand.

With this diabolical torment and violence becoming more fierce and cruel, Christians are now being confronted with the choice to fight or die. Many of the saints have taken up their cross and decided that to die is to live, and as Christ picked up the Holy Cross to defeat the devil, these true crusaders have picked up guns to vanquish the Muslim devils who seek their destruction.

Read more at: http://shoebat.com/2013/11/10/christian-militias-rise-new-crusade-coming/


The vicious murderous behavior of muhammad’s followers has made the next crusade inevitable. Combined with the weakness of political leaders in Europe and the Americas, the only answer left is an international Christian militia. 

Let me change that to include another solution: The Lord. Let us all cast off anything that holds us back, get right with God, pray for forgiveness, and seek to do His will. Perhaps we may yet avoid a crusade. 

But it is time to weapon up, both militarily and spiritually. It is time for the new Minute Man. 

Is the computer your servant or your master?

How to stay in the driver’s seat of your time usage

pal-girls-islamic-jihad-w-gunsMy typical morning for the last few years has been to get up, pour a coffee, and turn on FoxNews. Within ten minutes I will have heard a list of one alarming thing after another, sending me into a cycle of searching out the atrocity-du-jour, and blogging about it, trying to sound the alarm as widely as possible.

freakedoutThis wastes my time, often listening to lengthy stories, only to realize the speaker has the mental acuity of a poached egg.

And what is worse, it sets me off balance, and I spend my day being reactive instead of proactive.

Well, for the last month or two I have chosen a different order to my day, one that puts me back in control, back at the steering wheel instead of the back seat of my day.

I commend it to you:

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Before you pick up that Macbook Pro

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Spend some quality time in your Blackbook Pro


“The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” – John 6:63

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” – Psalm 119:105

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” – Ephesians 5:15-16

Iran is a terror threat to the Middle East, Latin America & USA

Dr. Eowyn:

Did you know that in 2010 in New York City, the heads of the New Black Panthers and Nation of Islam met secretly with then-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and forged an alliance against their common enemy — the white race?

P.S. To the bashers and mockers of conspiracy theories, here’s a real conspiracy!

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Iranian and Western officials are in Lausanne, Switzerland rushing to reach a nuclear framework agreement by an end-of-month deadline, which means today.

It doesn’t help that an Iranian defector, a journalist who was a close media aide to Iran’s president and was present at the nuclear talks, said on television after his defection that the U.S. negotiation team is an advocate (“speaks for”) for Iran at the negotiation table.

And so it is with good reason that on March 29, 2015, in Jerusalem, newly reelected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned against the emerging nuclear deal with Iran. More ominously, Netanyahu said that “Iran is maneuvering from the south to take over the entire Middle East.” Referring to the unrest in Yemen, Netanyahu said that “While [world powers] convene to sign this deal, Iran’s proxies in Yemen are conquering large swaths of land in an effort to overtake…

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Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons

4-Star Admiral Slams Obama: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrated All Of Our National Security Agencies

Published on Jan 28, 2015

During a press conference on how to combat radical Islamic extremism, Admiral James A. “Ace” Lyons (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, stated that under the leadership of Barack Obama the Muslim Brotherhood have infiltrated all of the National Security Agencies of the United States. Furthermore, Lyons said that Obama is deliberately unilaterally disarming the military and spoke to the need for the new GOP controlled congress and Military leaders to stand up to the administration and uphold their oaths.


Chicago PD has a secret interrogation “black site”

black site is a location at which a publicly unacknowledged black (or highly classified military/defense) project is conducted.

The term has gained notoriety in recent years in reference to secret prisons operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), generally outside of U.S. territory and legal jurisdiction, which are used by the U.S. government in its War on Terror to detain alleged unlawful enemy combatants. The existence of CIA black sites or secret prisons was acknowledged by then-President George W. Bush in a speech on September 6, 2006.

Well, it turns out black sites are not just run by the CIA or outside of the United States, we have a black site right here in Chicago, Illinois, Obama’s hometown! But it took a foreign newspaper, the UK’s The Guardian, to discover that, not the august New York Times or Washington Post.

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Homan Square, the Chicago PD’s black site

On Feb. 24, 2015, The Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman had an exclusive on the “equivalent of a CIA black site” operated by police in Chicago. Here are excerpts:

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights.

Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include:

  • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
  • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
  • Shackling for prolonged periods.
  • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
  • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead. […]

The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown.

Unlike a precinct, no one taken to Homan Square is said to be booked. Witnesses, suspects or other Chicagoans who end up inside do not appear to have a public, searchable record entered into a database indicating where they are, as happens when someone is booked at a precinct. Lawyers and relatives insist there is no way of finding their whereabouts. Those lawyers who have attempted to gain access to Homan Square are most often turned away, even as their clients remain in custody inside.

“It’s sort of an open secret among attorneys that regularly make police station visits, this place – if you can’t find a client in the system, odds are they’re there,” said Chicago lawyer Julia Bartmes.

Chicago civil-rights attorney Flint Taylor said Homan Square represented a routinization of a notorious practice in local police work that violates the fifth and sixth amendments of the constitution. “This Homan Square revelation seems to me to be an institutionalization of the practice that dates back more than 40 years,” Taylor said, “of violating a suspect or witness’ rights to a lawyer and not to be physically or otherwise coerced into giving a statement.”

Much remains hidden about Homan Square. The Chicago police department did not respond to the Guardian’s questions about the facility. But after the Guardian published this story, the department provided a statement insisting, without specifics, that there is nothing untoward taking place at what it called the “sensitive” location, home to undercover units. […]

A former Chicago police superintendent and a more recently retired detective, both of whom have been inside Homan Square in the last few years in a post-police capacity, said the police department did not operate out of the warehouse until the late 1990s.

But in detailing episodes involving their clients over the past several years, lawyers described mad scrambles that led to the closed doors of Homan Square, a place most had never heard of previously. The facility was even unknown to Rob Warden, the founder of Northwestern University Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, until the Guardian informed him of the allegations of clients who vanish into inherently coercive police custody.

[…] Chicago police guidelines appear to ban the sorts of practices […] lawyers said occur at Homan Square. A directive titled “Processing Persons Under Department Control” instructs that “investigation or interrogation of an arrestee will not delay the booking process,” and arrestees must be allowed “a reasonable number of telephone calls” to attorneys swiftly “after their arrival at the first place of custody.” Another directive, “Arrestee and In-Custody Communications,” says police supervisors must “allow visitation by attorneys.”

[…] Police often have off-site facilities to have private conversations with their informants. But a retired Washington DC homicide detective, James Trainum, could not think of another circumstance nationwide where police held people incommunicado for extended periods. “I’ve never known any kind of organized, secret place where they go and just hold somebody before booking for hours and hours and hours. That scares the hell out of me that that even exists or might exist,” said Trainum, who now studies national policing issues, to include interrogations, for the Innocence Project and the Constitution Project.

[…] Cook County, home of Chicago, has received some 1,700 pieces of military equipment from a much-criticized Pentagon program transferring military gear to local police. It includes a Humvee, according to a local ABC News report.

Tracy Siska, a criminologist and civil-rights activist with the Chicago Justice Project, said that Homan Square, as well as the unrelated case of ex-Guantánamo interrogator and retired Chicago detective Richard Zuley, showed the lines blurring between domestic law enforcement and overseas military operations. 

The real danger in allowing practices like Guantánamo or Abu Ghraib is the fact that they always creep into other aspects,” Siska said. “They creep into domestic law enforcement, either with weaponry like with the militarization of police, or interrogation practices. That’s how we ended up with a black site in Chicago.”

Writing for The Intercept, Feb. 26, 2015, Juan Thompson describes the experiences of two Chicago black site detainees.

Kory Wright

Kory Wright

Kory Wright, a Chicago resident and computer program analyst, claims that 9 years ago, he spent some 6 brutal hours at Homan Square, zip-tied to a bench in an intentionally overheated room without access to water, phone, or a restroom. He was never read his Miranda rights and his arrest was not put into the police system until after he gave false statements to try and end his ordeal.

Eventually, Wright was taken to Cook County jail, where he was processed and charged with distribution of heroin and cocaine. In the end, the drug charges against Wright were thrown out, though not before he’d spent six months under house arrest because his mother lacked the money to fund a bond for release.

Deandre Hutcherson, a friend of Wright’s swept up in the same police raid, described attacks to his face and genitals. Hutcherson was shackled to a bench and was being interrogated in another room. “He [a Chicago police officer] gets up, walking toward me,” Hutcherson alleges. “I already know what’s finna happen. I brace myself, and he hit me a little bit and then take his foot and stepped on my groin.” According to Hutcherson, the officer struck him two or three times in the face before kicking his penis. “You must think I’m a fucking idiot,” Hutcherson says his attacker told him. Within an hour, Hutcherson, who was in town for his mother’s funeral, faked an asthma attack that unnerved the police. He says they then released him from detention and sent him on his way.

The Chicago Police Department declined to address the specific allegations from Wright and his friend, providing only a general statement denying abuses at Homan Square. “CPD abides by all laws, rules and guidelines pertaining to any interviews of suspects or witnesses, at Homan Square or any other CPD facility,” the statement read. “There are always records of anyone who is arrested by CPD, and this is not any different at Homan Square.”

Kory Wright was attending Wilbur Wright Community College, and taking criminal justice courses, when he was detained at Homan. He says he had hopes of becoming a police officer in the city of Chicago before that June day. His experience at Homan, and his subsequent arrest, caused him to miss a semester of school. Fortunately, Wright recovered, and today, at age 29, he is working on his master’s degree in network engineering at DePaul University. He lives in Bronzeville, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, and is the father of a new baby girl. But the torture he says he suffered at Homan continues to haunt him. “The whole thing caused a rift between me and my mom. I didn’t like being black at all after that, and when I got to DePaul, I started trying to be as white as possible,” a doleful Wright told me. “Being black is a curse.”

Note: Kory Wright is now a programming analyst at Aon Hewitt. Here is his LinkedIn page. Send him a note of encouragement!

H/t Activist Post

~Éowyn

Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and the Gatekeepers of the Right

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Do you ever listen to Dennis Prager?

I do. He’s a very wise man.

So is Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and a host of other conservative talk show hosts. All of them very wise men. By listening to them speak, or by reading their books, you can learn a lot about morality, conservatism, liberalism, the right, the left, economics, etc., but the one thing you’ll never hear is the Truth.

As wise as all these men are, they choose to live in a sort of conspiratorial fantasy world. A world where if it’s not on the front page of the New York Times, or front and center on the NBC Nightly News, then it’s not real. It doesn’t exist.

This is ironic, because all of these men constantly rail about lies and distortions in the mainstream media. And yet they allow this same mainstream media, though proven by their own experience and observation to be untruthful and riddled with bias, to dictate their reality. Think about that for a moment. These are otherwise very intelligent men, who represent millions of other otherwise very intelligent men, who allow their lives to be controlled and manipulated by the very same media sources which they themselves know to be filled with disinformation and lies. It’s positively mind-boggling.

You can prove this to yourself very easily: call up one of their shows and mildly suggest that perhaps the truth about Sandy Hook or the Boston Marathon bombing are not quite what we’ve been told in the mainstream media. You’ll be insulted, slandered, and hung up on so fast it’ll make your head spin.

Forget facts. Never mind evidence. Those subjects are simply off-limits. So are the words “crisis actor”, aka Obama’s Connecticut social security numbers or homosexual past, satanism in the entertainment industry, the 1982 Consent Agreement between the RNC and DNC, any mention of the connection between vaccines and autism, and a whole host of other subjects.

Some people suggest that these men are professional disinformationists, or controlled opposition. I’m not sure about that. It’s hard for me to imagine Dennis Prager or Michael Medved as less than honorable men. And yet they are far too intelligent to be labeled useful idiots. Perhaps useful intelligentsia.

Rush Limbaugh is too damn smart not to know what’s really going on. Is he afraid of losing credibility if he speaks the Truth? Is that what they’re all afraid of?

These men have all built nice cushy careers peddling a form of mainstream conservatism. Is their fear of losing their prestige greater then their sense of duty to God and country? I wonder if they really believe in the fantasy world that they claim exists. It takes courage to face reality and look evil in the face. Most men are just too frightened to do that. For most people, the idea that evil exists and the possibility that the reality they’ve grown up with might be false is enough to set off alarm bells in most people’s heads and short circuit their brain.

What do you think?

Are you a potential terrorist? Take this quiz to find out!

Many Americans assume that only “bad people” have to worry about draconian anti-terror laws. There have been so many anti-terrorism laws passed since 9/11, as well as Homeland Security memoranda on “potential terrorists” that are not yet laws, that it is hard for Americans to keep up on what kinds of beliefs and behaviors might get us on the government’s “list” of suspected bad guys.

Most of the items on the checklists below come from Washington’s Blog of Feb. 21, 2012. The checklists are in two categories “Behaviors” and “Beliefs,” so that you can see if you might be identified by your government as a potential terrorist. Each attribute on the checklists is embedded with a link to a source.

Since Washington’s Blog compiled the checklists 3 years ago, I’m sure the Obama administration, especially the good folks at Homeland Security, has added more identifying markers to the lists.

The checklists below are a quiz. See how many items on the checklists apply to you!

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A. Behaviors

The following actions may get an American citizen living on U.S. soil labeled as a “suspected terrorist” today:

  1. Speaking out against government policies
  2. Protesting anything
  3. Questioning war (even though war reduces our national security; and see this)
  4. Criticizing the government’s targeting of innocent civilians with drones (although killing innocent civilians with drones is one of the main things which increases terrorism. And see this)
  5. Asking questions about pollution (even at a public Congressional hearing?)
  6. Paying cash at an Internet cafe
  7. Asking questions about Wall Street shenanigans
  8. Holding gold
  9. Creating alternative currencies
  10. Stocking up on more than 7 days of food (even though all Mormons are taught to stockpile food, and most Hawaiians store up on extra food)
  11. Having bumper stickers saying things like “Know Your Rights Or Lose Them”
  12. Investigating factory farming
  13. Infringing a copyright
  14. Taking pictures or videos
  15. Talking to police officers
  16. Wearing a hoodie
  17. Driving a van
  18. Writing on a piece of paper
  19. Belonging to a militia
  20. Not having a Facebook account may soon be added

B. Beliefs

Holding the following beliefs may also be considered grounds for suspected terrorism:

  1. Valuing online privacy
  2. Supporting Ron Paul or being a libertarian
  3. Liking the Founding Fathers
  4. Being a Christian, especially if you’re an Evangelical or Catholic
  5. Being an ultra-orthodox Jew
  6. Being anti-tax, anti-regulation or for the gold standard
  7. Being reverent of individual liberty
  8. Being anti-nuclear
  9. Believe in conspiracy theories
  10. A belief that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack
  11. Impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)
  12. Insert religion into the political sphere
  13. Those who seek to politicize religion
  14. Supported political movements for autonomy
  15. Being anti-abortion and pro-life
  16. Being “far right
  17. Being a member of the Tea Party
  18. Being anti-global
  19. Suspicious of centralized federal authority
  20. Fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)
  21. A belief in the need to be prepared for an attack…by participating in … survivalism
  22. Opposing genetically engineered food
  23. Opposing surveillance

So how did you do?

I checked off 11 items on the A list, and 20 items on the B list. I’m in trouble! LOL

As you might have noticed, the checklists are in complete violation of our rights under the United States Constitution, especially our First Amendment right to freedom of speech. When even Supreme Court Justices and congressmen worry that we are drifting into dictatorship, we should all be concerned.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Éowyn