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U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation

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Washington Times: The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, says a new report by The Heritage Foundation Tuesday.

“The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,” said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. “And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.”

President Obama’s latest strategy to size the armed force pledged in 2014 that the four military branches have sufficient troops, ships, tanks and aircraft to win a large war, while simultaneously acting to “deny the objectives of––or impose unacceptable costs on––another aggressor in another region.”

In other words, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) says the military can essential fight two major conflicts at once. It could defeat an invasion of South Korea by the North, for example, and stop Russia from invading Western Europe or Iran from conquering a Persian Gulf state.

But Heritage’s “2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength” took a look, in detail, at units and weapons, region by region, and came to a different conclusion.

“The U.S. military is rapidly approaching a one-war capable force,” said Mr. Wood, a former Marine Corps officer and strategic planner. “So [it is] able to handle a major war and then having just a bit of residual capability to handle other minor crises that might pop up…But it is a far cry from being a two-war force.”

“The consistent decline in funding and the consequent shrinking of the force are putting it under significant pressure,” the report concluded. “The cumulative effect of such factors has resulted in a U.S. military that is marginally able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests.”

The index report is part scorecard, part research tool. It grades the Army, which is shrinking from 570,000 soldiers to 440,000 or lower, and the  Navy, which is failing to a achieve a 300-ship Navy, as only “marginal” in military power. The Air Force’s fleet of fighters and long-range bombers is judged “strong.”

Here is an example of why Heritage says the military cannot fight two wars at once:

The report said the Army historically commits 21 Brigade Combat Teams to one war. Several years ago, that left just 21 more brigades for a second war, and none for strategic reserve. But the problem is more acute. The Army announced in 2013 it may go as low as 33 brigades, far short of the 50 brigades Heritage says are needed.

The Army has been battered by automatic budget cuts known as “sequestration.” A bipartisan budget deal provided some relief last year, but the slashing could come back in 2016 without another agreement.

Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of staff, has said that if the active force is squeezed down to 420,000 soldiers it could not carry out all global commitments.

The Navy would need 346 ships to carry out two large campaigns, Heritage said, but its fleet is only 284.

At the report’s unveiling,  Rep. Randy Forbes, Virginia Republican, talked of all the technological advancements that led to complete air superiority in the 1991 Desert Storm over Iraq.

Today, the Air Force, said the House Armed Services Committee member,  “would say we are dangerously close to no longer being able to guarantee that air dominance that we could guarantee in Kuwait.”

“If you listen to the Army,  they will give testimony they can no longer guarantee––you talk about two wars––they testified they can’t guarantee that we could win one war,” Mr. Forbes said. “The Navy will tell you if we get to 260 ships we cease to be a super power. We become a regional power.”

The Pentagon’s base budget, minus overseas war costs, has decreased under Mr. Obama, from $527 billion in 2010 to about $496 billion in each of the last three budgets. The president is asking for an increase in 2016 to $534 billion.

“The enemies that we have out there and competitors are making very smart investments accounting for their strategic objectives and interests,” Mr. Wood said.

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Homeland Security chief says we should “give voice to the plight of Muslims” as Obama administration opens immigration floodgates to Muslims

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet-level department of the federal government which is charged with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.

Like his boss, King Merde in the White House, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson also adamantly refuses to call the Islamic State “Islamic” or a “state.”

Even a Democratic member of Congress, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), openly disagrees with the Obama administration’s ostrich-like denial. Beginning at the 2:54 mark in the video below, Gabbard says:

“Unless you accurately identify who your enemy is, then you can’t come up with an offensive strategy, a winning strategy, to defeat that enemy.”

Worse than his denial, at the recent 3-day White House summit on violent extremism that began with an opening prayer by an imam, Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble of the Minneapolis’ World Peace [sic] Organization, Johnson actually said (00:10 mark in the CSPAN video that you can view here):

We in the administration, in government, should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face.

How come Obama isn’t giving voice to the plight of “right-wing” Americans, especially sovereign citizens, but instead identifies those Americans as “extremist terrorists”? (See “Obama downplays blood-thirsty ISIS but targets right-wing Americans as extremist terrorists“)

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is opening the floodgates to foreign Muslims.

Paul Sperry reports for Investor’s Business Daily, Feb. 19, 2015, that between 2010 and 2013, the Obama administration imported almost 300,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations — more (legal) immigrants than the U.S. let in from Central America and Mexico combined over that period.

Many of the recent Muslim immigrants are from terrorist hot spots like Iraq, where the Islamic State operates. From 2010-2013, Obama ushered in 41,094 Iraqi nationals from there.

Now the State Department says it will quadruple the number of refugees brought here from Syria, where ISIS is headquartered. The U.S. will admit as many as 2,000 Syrian nationals by the end of fiscal year 2015, up from 525 since fiscal 2011.

This is a sea change in immigration flows, and it threatens national security. But the threat Muslim immigrants pose to homeland security was not addressed during the White House summit on terrorism. Instead, VPOS Joe Biden assured Muslim groups gathered during one session of the summit that the “wave” of Muslim immigration is “not going to stop.”

H/t Clash Daily

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Obama downplays blood-thirsty ISIS but targets right-wing Americans as extremist terrorists

The jihadists who call themselves the Islamic State (formerly ISIS or ISIL) are Islamic fundamentalists who, convinced that the apocalypse is imminent and that they are its agents, are committed to purifying the world in the name of Allah by killing vast numbers of people. (See “Major U.S. magazine breaks with Obama admin by calling ISIS Islamic and apocalyptic“)

But Barack Obama simply refuses to call the Islamic State, who now controls a third of Syria, as either Islamic or a state. Instead, in his speech of Sept. 10, 2014 and since, he calls ISIS jihadists — who have been slaughtering Christians in Iraq, Syria, and most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya — generic “terrorists.”

Incredibly, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf recently proclaimed that America can’t win against the Islamic State “by killing them” and ought instead to focus on addressing their root problem of a poor economy and a lack of job opportunities.

While treating the jihadists with denial and kid gloves, Obama doesn’t hesitate to identify millions of “right wing” Americans as “extremist terrorists,” the latest example being an intelligence assessment by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Evan Perez and Wes Bruer report for CNN, Feb. 20, 2015, that a new intelligence assessment, circulated by the DHS this month, focuses on the “domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists,” who reject government authority, carry out sporadic terror attacks on police, and threaten to attack other government buildings.

Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS.​

Note: The sovereign citizen movement is a loosely affiliated group of Americans who believe they are free people and reject many elements of federal, state and local governance, including, but not limited to, taxation. According to Colorado Prowers County Undersheriff Ron Trowbridge, he was told at a Colorado State Police training session on April 1, 2013, that sovereign citizen groups include Americans who believe the United States was founded on godly principles and “fundamentalist” Christians who take the Bible literally. (See Trail Dust’s “Have you ever heard of a ‘Sovereign Citizen’?“)

The DHS report, produced in coordination with the FBI, defines sovereign citizens as “extremists” who believe they can ignore laws and that their individual rights are under attack in routine daily instances such as a traffic stop or being required to obey a court order. The report counts 24 “violent” sovereign citizen-related attacks across the U.S. since 2010, including:

  • In 2012, a father and son allegedly engaged in a shootout with police in Louisiana in which two officers were killed and several others wounded. The confrontation began with an officer pulling them over for a traffic violation. The men were sovereign citizen “extremists” who claimed police had no authority over them.
  • In 2013, a man who held anti-government views carried out a shooting attack on three Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees at Los Angeles International Airport, killing one TSA officer.
  • In 2014, a couple killed two police officers and a bystander at a Las Vegas Walmart store.

Other findings in the DHS intelligence assessment include:

  • An expectation that sovereign citizen “violence during 2015 will occur most frequently during routine law enforcement encounters at a suspect’s home, during enforcement stops and at government offices.”
  • “Law enforcement officers will remain the primary target of (sovereign citizen) violence over the next year due to their role in physically enforcing laws and regulations.”

Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, said that by some estimates, there are as many as 300,000 people involved in some way with sovereign citizen extremism, with a core of perhaps 100,000. Potok says sovereign citizen groups have attracted support because of poor economic conditions. Some groups travel the country pitching their ideology as a way to help homeowners escape foreclosure or get out of debt by simply ignoring the courts and bankruptcy law.

While groups like ISIS and al Qaeda garner the most attention, for many local cops, the danger is closer to home. A survey last year of state and local law enforcement officers listed “sovereign citizen terrorists” as the top domestic terror threat, ahead of foreign Islamists and domestic militia groups. The survey was part of a study produced by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Sheikh Sa'ad Musse Roble at WH summit2nd and 3rd from left: Imam Abdisalam Adam of the Islamic Civil Society of America and Imam Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble

The DHS intelligence assessment coincides with the Obama administration’s convening of a White House summit on fighting “violent extremism” last week.

Penny Starr reports for CNS News, Feb. 19, 2015, that the second day of the summit had opened with a Muslim prayer by an imam, Sheikh Sa’ad Musse Roble of the Minneapolis’ World Peace [sic] Organization, following remarks by Obama administration officials and Democratic members of Congress. No other faiths were represented.

This is not the first time that the DHS identifies “right wing” Americans as “domestic terrorists.

In 2012, a DHS-funded study, Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States, 1970-2008 — by the same University of Maryland National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism that conducted the 2014 survey of state and local police officers — characterized Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority” and “reverent of individual liberty” as “extreme right-wing” terrorists.

In fact, University of Maryland’s National Consortium was launched with the aid of DHS, that is, taxpayers’, funding to the tune of $12 million.

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H/t ZeroHedge and FOTM’s dee

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Major U.S. magazine breaks with Obama admin by calling ISIS Islamic and apocalyptic

Dr. Eowyn:

This is VERY IMPORTANT, sobering, and downright frightening, so please make time to read it. The West has become so secular and post-modern relativists, we are incredulous about people who genuinely, truly are ideological/religious fanatics. Our politicians and opinion leaders made that mistake with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and they are doing it again with ISIS or the Islamic State.

Read and listen to what ISIS says! Put simply, ISIS is bat sh*t crazy. Not only are they Islamic, they are fundamentalist in their beliefs. Not only are they fundamentalist Muslims, determined to return the world to the medieval ages and committed to the grotesque barbarism wielded by Mohammad (beheadings, crucifixions, slavery), ISIS is apocalyptic in their beliefs. They are convinced the end times are near, and that the Islamic State is an instrument to bring on the apocalypse.

Please read and forward/disseminate via email & social media. Do it for your lives and those of your loved ones.

God help us.

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

In his bestseller book, People of the Lie, the late psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, M.D., wrote that just as physicians must first properly diagnose and name a disease in order to cure it, we must first name a problem in order to combat it.

Although ISIS/ISIL calls itself the Islamic State, President Barack Obama refuses to identify the group that now controls a third of Syria as either Islamic or a state. Instead, in his speech of Sept. 10, 2014 and since, he calls the Muslim jihadists — who have been slaughtering Christians in Iraq, Syria, and most recently beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya — generic “terrorists.”

Taking their cue from Obama, U.S. media like NBC News also call ISIS “terrorists,” absent any qualifying adjective. And although he denounced the beheading of the Coptic Christians and called them “martyrs,” Pope Francis similarly refuses to identify their killers as…

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Military spouses hacked, threatened by alleged ISIS sympathizer

 

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11 Alive NBC: A hacker purporting to be an ISIS sympathizer breached the social accounts of a U.S. Marine’s wife Tuesday, threatening her then using her Twitter feed to threaten at least four other military spouses and the Obama family, two of the spouses confirmed to NBC News.

The FBI is investigating the breach and the online threats, said Liz Snell, a Marine wife, whose Twitter and Facebook accounts were hacked. Snell’s husband was deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan five times.

The FBI pulled down Snell’s Twitter account on Tuesday morning, she said, and Snell removed her compromised Facebook profile. NBC News contacted the FBI, seeking confirmation that the agency is investigating the matter. The agency has not yet responded to that query.

In a separate tweet from Snell’s account to the Obamas, the hacker claimed the President and his family are being watched and mentioned Valentine’s Day, according to screen shots obtained by NBC News.

Snell as well as at least three of the threatened spouses all were quoted in a Jan. 14 CNN.com article that explored how military families were rethinking their online lives following the Jan. 12 hacking of social media accounts at the U.S. military’s Central Command. That article seems to be the lone common thread among the hacking victims, Snell said.

In that breach, CENTCOM’s Twitter and YouTube accounts were compromised and hackers posted pro-ISIS messages and images similar to those tweeted by a hacker Tuesday. In January, the unknown hacker caused the CENTCOM accounts to be taken down for hours.

“Ultimately, my feeling is that I don’t want anyone [who follows her on social media] to feel that they are unsafe,” Snell told NBC News. “I feel some level of responsibility … This does make me nervous.

Snell said she was in touch Tuesday with other named spouses to check on their safety. She operates the non-profit website Military Spouses of Strength, a hub for military-family members grappling with mental-health issues in the wake of two long wars.

The hacker also sent Facebook messages to Snell and to at least one other military spouse, claiming to know details about their lives, and the lives of their husbands and children. The hacker also claimed to be in close proximity to both Snell and the other spouse.

“It was a ‘We know where you are’ kind of thing,” Snell said. “We [my family] are taking precautions just to ensure safety measures are in place.”

One of the five military spouses threatened Tuesday is Ashley Broadway-Mack. Her spouse is an Army officer. She was also quoted in the CNN.com story about the impact the CENTCOM breach had on military families. “I’m not going to lie. It’s shocking to actually see your name along with some type of threat,” Broadway-Mack told NBC News. “This has me a little on edge.” Broadway-Mack immediately notified the members of her spouse’s chain of command to alert them to the breach, she said.

“In the same breath, if I were to shut down my Twitter, shut down my Facebook, to me, they [the hacker] won,” she said. “I refuse to do that. Will I put up extra protection on my social media? Yes. I have. Whether this is ISIS directly or someone posing as ISIS, I don’t know. I trust the FBI and any other agencies that may be working on these types of threats. I trust them. And I refuse to live my life in fear.

Amy Bushatz, a third military spouse who received online threats from the same breach, blogged about the experience Tuesday. Her husband is an Army officer who deployed to Afghanistan. “Military spouses are used to being brave. We’re used to standing up for ourselves. We are married to somebody who is living, often, in a very scary situation – deployed with their life is in imminent danger. That’s unnerving. We’re used to those feelings. We’re not people who are easily bullied by terrorists,” Bushatz told NBC News.

Being contacted directly by a purported ISIS sympathizer, Bushatz said, “is a little frightening.” “That being said, there is a difference between being afraid and living in fear. The question is, really, what are you going to do with that [feeling]?”

“There’s no reason to be running around town with a sticker on your car saying that you’re an Army wife,” she said. “That does not mean you have to be living in fear, though. This is not a reason to delete your Facebook account,” Bushatz said. “It might be a reason to take that loud-and-proud picture of your husband in uniform off of a place where everybody and their terrorist friend can see it. But it’s not a reason to go into hiding.

Silly hackers, trying to threaten women now? They should be aware that many have taken precautions to ensure safety measures are in place!

Practice, practice, practice!

Practice, practice, practice!

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George Soros Gave $10 Million to Group Slamming Conservative “Islamophobia”

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Newsbusters: A liberal group funded by billionaire George Soros is accusing conservatives and the “religious right” of fear-mongering and slandering Islam. According to the Center for American Progress, the right has been coordinating to push “Sharia hysteria” which “mischaracterizes Sharia as a totalitarian ideology of hate and triumphalism committed to replacing the U.S. Constitution with a radical Islamic caliphate that will subordinate and punish all non-Muslim adherents.”

Soros has donated $10,117,186 to CAP since 2000. The group argued this “Sharia hysteria” is comparable to Japanese Americans being interned during WWII “because they were seen as ‘others’,” or to opposition to John F. Kennedy’s presidency on the basis of his Catholic faith.

The report, entitled “Fear, Inc.” invoked a liberal term, “echo chamber,” to claim conservatives were working together. “The efforts of a small cadre of funders and misinformation experts were amplified by an echo chamber of the religious right, conservative media, grassroots organizations, and politicians who sought to introduce a fringe perspective on American Muslims into the public discourse.”

Ironically, the term “echo chamber” is specifically mentioned by the Soros-funded Media Consortium. That group is a network of 68 left-wing media outlets ranging from Alternet to The Young Turks. The Media Consortium has received $675,000 from Soros’ Open Society foundations.

That’s not the only thing wrong with “Fear, Inc.” Contrary to CAP’s claims, Sharia law is by nature a push for an Islamic theocracy. According to David Reaboi, at the time of this quote a spokesperson for the Center for Security Policy, “the Sharia contain numerous explicit punishments and exhortations to violence against the non-Muslim that (very significantly) have been reaffirmed through the centuries and until today.”

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Podesta and Obama

John Podesta, founder and president of the Center for American Progress, was recruited by the White House in December of 2013 to be a counselor to President Obama. His close relationship to George Soros and Tom Steyer (another liberal donor to CAP) earned Soros and Steyer the opportunity to advise the White House on environmental policy in August of 2014.

Soros and Steyer are two of the top funders of left-wing causes. Steyer had donated $3,850,000 in the same time period. The “Our Supporters” page of CAP’s website lists the liberal Ford Foundation and Tom Steyer as having donated more than a $1 million in 2014 (Steyer’s 2014 990 tax returns have not yet been publicly released, so this million is not part of the $3.85 million).

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The many tentacles of George Soros

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Allen West, Another Neo-Con

ALLEN WEST, ANOTHER NEO-CON

Our ‘neoconservatives’ are neither new nor conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell. Edward Abbey, American author

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath: their own way have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord GOD. Ezekiel 22:30-31

Allen West’s Military Service

Allen Bernard West was born in Georgia, graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and then joined the United States Army in 1983. He was deployed to Kuwait in 1991, and Iraq in 2003. In 2003, West was charged in an incident that involved the beating and simulated execution of an Iraqi police officer. He was fined $5,000, accepted a Non-judicial punishment and after 20 years of service, was allowed to retire as a lieutenant colonel after an Article 32 hearing.

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West made an agonizing moral decision to save his men from a likely ambush. To do so, he shot off a pistol next to the head of a suspect, forcing him to confess vital lifesaving intelligence. Col. West didn’t do that to punish the man, but to save lives, and it worked. However, the military considered his actions to be harsh interrogation tactics.

West reported his actions to his superiors, and he had to know it would cost him his career. He very well could have ended up in prison as well as costing him personal agonies. Yet, he made the right decision and it saved his men.
In 2004, Col. West returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007. During his Army career, he was honored many times, earning a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate III Corps Assault School.

West Runs for Congressman

In 2008, when Col. West ran for representative in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, he lost to Democrat Ron Klein.

West was one of 32 black Republican candidates for Congress in 2010. He said he supported the Tea Party movement and rejected the notion that the movement was motivated by racism, saying the accusation was a creation of liberal critics and the news media. West was described as a “tea party star.” His stance on Islamic terrorists convinced many patriotic and conservative Americans to support him for Congress. He has even spoken out about Islamists infiltrating the military. Link He raised $5.4 million and stated that 97% of his donations came from individuals, and I was happy to be one of those individuals. I thought West was truly a Constitutional conservative, but once again, I was wrong.

Congressman West became a member of the congressional Tea Party Caucus, in February 2011. However, the TP Caucus died a quick death and was all but defunct by 2012.

On February 1, 2012, West announced that he would run for reelection from the new 18th Congressional District, which consists of a majority of the previous 16th Congressional District. He had been redistricted. He received a primary challenge from Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder, but won the primary. Crowder later endorsed Democrat Patrick Murphy, a political newcomer and a Republican until 2011. Unfortunately, West lost his re-election bid to Murphy, and it was not only because of being redistricted, but because he had lost his grassroots Tea Party support. Here is why he lost that support:

Allen West voted for the Pigford II farm payouts to non-existent black farmers against his constituents’ wishes, and the TP people were quite angry about it. Allen apologized and admitted he didn’t do his homework. Link

Allen West supported Speaker John Boehner’s plan for cutting spending and raising the debt ceiling, even though his fellow Tea Party supporters were very skeptical. Link Cut Cap and Balance raised the debt limit against his constituents wishes. Link

When Congressman West was interviewed on the Laura Ingraham show after the debt vote, Ingraham asked him how he felt about his Tea Party supporters being very angry at him for his vote. He actually answered her by calling his Tea Party supporters, “Schizos.” Video recording

Allen West voted against cutting 100 Million from Obama care, against his constituents’ wishes. Link

Allen West voted for the horrid NDAA and insists there is nothing in the bill that would allow military arrest and detention of American citizens. I’ve read the bill and hundreds of others have too. Link Allen West was on the NDAA committee. Link And why was there a provision that would allow the president to order the death of an American citizen without a trial? Link Again, this was against the wishes of his constituents.

Col. Allen West has capitulated on his anti-Islam stance. Link He wrote a letter to members of the Interfaith Alliance which was in contrast to his previous speeches stating his stance on Islamic terrorists.

These various votes cost West his Tea Party backing. Here’s a link to West’s Congressional voting record.

West’s New CEO Position

On Tuesday, February 12, 2015, the Tea Parties in northern Texas hosted an event to welcome former Congressman Allen West to Texas. He has been named the CEO of the formerly conservative National Center for Policy Analysis, (NCPA) a national policy think tank based in Dallas. Since the libertarian Koch brothers gave the organization $570,000, the NCPA is singing a different tune. (The Koch brothers are planning to spend $1 billion on the election in 2016, partly for a Rand Paul presidency. Link David Koch is on the board of Trustees of Rockefeller University. He is also on the board of Earthwatch Institute, an environmental, sustainability, Agenda 21 group. See this map of Koch’s many connections. David Koch also supports abortion, gay marriage and stem-cell research. He is also on the board of the globalist new age Aspen Institute formerly headed by new age environmentalist, and UN Agenda 21 author, Maurice Strong.)

Under the “About” category in the NCPA website, you’ll find dozens of their experts, and the first person listed is Bob McTeer, who is best known for his 36-year career with the Federal Reserve System, including 14 years as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and member of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).

Another expert is Estelle James, PhD, who is a consultant to the World Bank, USAID and other international organizations. Previously she was Lead Economist at the World Bank and Director of the Bank’s flagship course on pension reform. She has also served on the Governing Board of the new pension fund in Kosovo and the President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security in the U.S.

NCPA (Allen West) Invites Traitor to Lecture in Dallas

Sounds like a really conservative bunch of folks, doesn’t it? To top it off, the first guest under Col. West’s new leadership role is Glenn Greenwald who was a contributor for the leftist Salon Magazine and The Guardian.

The following email combines two which were sent to Col. West asking why he would allow Greenwald to speak to them:

Dear Allen,

It is beyond shocking for your organization to provide a forum for an individual who is a paid shill for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas affiliate. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism funding trial in U.S. history.

Clearly, Glenn Greenwald, sidekick to Edward Snowden, has been engaged in aiding and abetting the Islamic terrorist enemy. Reportedly, Greenwald fed classified information to Nihad Awad, the head of CAIR and the subject of a major terrorism probe, and refused to help the FBI investigations of jihadists in America.

This is what Greenwald had to say about CAIR/Hamas:

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Glenn Greenwald

“There really is no organization with which I’d rather be spending my time, or which I feel more at home than CAIR.” “I’m really glad to be a part of anything that CAIR does and to support the organization in any way that I can.” (Emphasis mine)

What is the justification for the NCPA’s invitation to a traitor and Islamist sympathizer like Glenn Greenwald?

Would you invite Nihad Awad? How about Mohammed Magid or Mohamed Elibiary?

Here is Col. West’s answer, which is also a combination of two emails:

First of all this was already scheduled before my arrival. Secondly when did Constitutional Conservatives start censoring free speech like liberal progressives?

Let me be very clear and explain something, I am not afraid to engage anyone in the arena of ideological and philosophical debate. Now, if you want to attend the event, feel free to come and ask a question as there is a 20 min Q&A session. But as I said, when did constitutional conservatives become so fearful, like liberal progressives, that they censor free speech. If you do not have the confidence in your ability to stand upon your principles against any opposing view — that is your choice. However, do not portend to take a confrontational tone with me because I do not operate in the realm of fear.
Have a great day
ABW

 Conclusion

I would agree with Allen West, I would not want free speech censored, but neither would I invite the enemy into my house. And this is what Allen West and the NCPA have done. As well, the tone of the email was not confrontational, but informative, and it questioned the logic of the leadership in their decision to have Greenwald speak. This is certainly not what I expected of Allen West when I funded his Congressional campaign in 2010. Sadly, far too many political activists are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and Allen West has proven he is just like the rest of them.

-Kelleigh