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Former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus wants U.S. to arm Al-Qaeda

Dr. Eowyn:

This is pure insanity.

Petraeus had done “The enemy (B) of our enemy (A) is our friend” baloney before, in Iraq. Guess what happened? Enemy B whom we armed and befriended to fight Enemy A became ISIS!!! And now Petraeus wants us to do the same thing in Syria.

Message to Petraeus & Obama: “THE ENEMY OF OUR ENEMY IS STILL OUR ENEMY. Our arming them will only make them stronger when they turn against us. Only you who have neither belief nor principle could think that others have none. Al Qaeda and ISIS are our enemies for a reason: They are fanatic Muslims who believe in jihad — in conquering the world and subjugating all non-Muslims for Islam.”

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, the same al Qaeda that was headed by Osama bin Laden and still identified as a terrorist organization, have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power — David Petraeus, retired U.S. Army general and former CIA Director and former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Petraeus has been quietly urging U.S. officials to consider using so-called moderate members of al Qaeda’s Nusra Front to fight ISIS in Syria, according to information from four sources familiar with the conversations, including one person who spoke to Petraeus directly.

Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef report for The Daily Beast, Aug. 31, 2015:

The heart of the idea stems from Petraeus’s experience in Iraq in 2007, when as part of a broader strategy to defeat an Islamist insurgency the U.S. persuaded Sunni militias to stop fighting with al Qaeda and to…

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Operation Northwoods: A true U.S. government conspiracy for those who mock conspiracy theories

The next time someone heaps scorn on you, making fun of your suspicions about the federal government by calling you a “conspiracy theorist,” show this post to your mocker.

The term “false flag” has its origins in naval warfare where a flag other than the belligerent’s true battle flag is used as a ruse de guerre or pretext for war. As the term is used in contemporary America, a “false flag” incident is some traumatic event that is contrived and manipulated by the authorities to achieve some covert agenda. The public is given an untruthful version of the event by government and/or the media. The intended result is a “rallying around the flag” effect, wherein an inflamed and duped populace rally in support of the government’s secret agenda.

Admittedly, it is difficult for the ordinary American to think the U.S. government can stoop so low as to instigate false flags, for that would mean our government is in the hands of people so diabolical, calling them psychopaths does not begin to describe what they are. That is a frightening thought.

But it is a thought not entirely alien to our Founding Fathers who instituted a new polity based on a view of human nature as inherently self-interested instead of benevolent, and of government as a necessary evil that must be constrained and delimited. To quote James Madison in The Federalist Papers:

“What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external or internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

For his part, Thomas Jefferson, in his 1787 letter to Edward Carrington, vividly described what government would be if unchecked and unsupervised. He warned that “if once” the people “become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.

The plain fact of the matter is that there are governments and political leaders who are evil psychopaths. Just ask the millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Nazis had slaughtered, or the hundreds of millions of innocent men, women, and children whom the Communists had killed in the former Soviet Union, the People’s Republic of China and Kampuchea. Why would Americans, who partake of the same non-angelic human nature, be uniquely virtuous? It is for that reason that the Founders established a polity with mechanisms of checks and balances to limit government.

Even with checks and balances in place, the history of the United States is riddled with actual and planned false flags and conspiracies. As an example, the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, in which the U.S.S. Maine and U.S.S. Turner Joy reportedly were fired on without provocation by the North Vietnamese, was a false flag of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Congress took the bait and passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that, by pre-approving the president’s military actions, gave Johnson a free ticket to wage war in Vietnam. It turned out no Vietnamese boats were even in the gulf at the time of the alleged attack.

Then there was Operation Northwoods, a false flag of such scope and devious audacity, it takes your breath away.

As reported by David Ruppe for ABC News, May 1, 2001:

In the early 1960s, America’s top military leaders reportedly drafted plans to kill innocent people and commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities to create public support for a war against Cuba.

Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities.

The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.

America’s top military brass even contemplated causing U.S. military casualties, writing: “We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba,” and, “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.” […]

The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962. But they apparently were rejected by the civilian leadership and have gone undisclosed for nearly 40 years.

Operation Northwoods was proposed in March 1962 at the beginning of John F. Kennedy’s presidency by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and approved by the head of every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Only a year before, in his farewell speech to the American people on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower had warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”

The Operation Northwoods proposals called for the CIA or other government operatives to undertake acts of terrorism against U.S. military and civilian targets in Guantanamo Bay, Miami, other Florida cities, and even in Washington, D.C. Proposed acts included sinking U.S. ships, having fake Cuban MIGs attack a United States Air Force aircraft, hijacking and shooting down a chartered civil airliner, and gunning down civilians in the streets. The attacks would be blamed on the Fidel Castro government, which would be used as pretexts for a “military intervention” against Cuba.

Thankfully, President Kennedy rejected the proposals. A year and 8 months later, on November 22, 1963, he was assassinated.

The public learned about Operation Northwoods only 35 years later on November 18, 1997. That day, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board declassified Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba, a top secret collection of draft memoranda outlining the false flag proposals, written by the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Below are screenshots I took from the Appendix of a memo to the Joint Chiefs of Staff from the Department of Defense, dated March 9, 1962, in Justification for U.S. Military Intervention in Cuba. The Appendix contains the nauseating details of the proposed false flag.

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Please ask yourself whether anything has really changed for us to be assured that our government has not and will not undertake false flags like Operation Northwoods or worse. On the contrary, with the establishment media acting more as a Ministry of Truth than the feisty check on political power intended by the Founding Fathers, I fully expect our government to be even more devious and skillful. (See “CIA spreads disinformation to news agencies“)

If Sandy Hook was a false flag, it is small potatoes compared to Operation Northwoods.

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~Éowyn

CIA director John Brennan is a Muslim convert?

Dr. Eowyn:

For some time now, there have been persistent rumors that CIA director John Brennan is a convert to Islam. One source is John Molloy, a friend of FOTM and Chairman of the National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition. Now, we have a published source with compelling evidence.

If the rumors and assertions are true, Brennan is a clear and present danger to the security of the United States. So why isn’t Congress investigating Brennan?

Originally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

Before John Owen Brennan became Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on March 8, 2013, he had spent 25 years with the CIA in a succession of positions, including as a Near East and South Asia analyst, station chief in Saudi Arabia, chief of staff to CIA director George Tenet, and director of the National Counterterrorism Center. After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan was CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting business. He returned to government service with the Obama administration as Homeland Security Advisor on January 20, 2009.

Barack Obama (l) and John Brennan (r) Photo by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images Barack Obama (l) and John Brennan (r)
Photo by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Peter Baker and Mark Mazzetti write for The New York Times that “in the 67 years since the C.I.A. was founded, few presidents have had as close a bond with their intelligence chiefs as Mr. Obama has forged with Mr. Brennan. It is a relationship that…

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New bill would grant immunity to armed TN National Guard members

Common sense prevails…

Sen. Richard Briggs

Sen. Richard Briggs

Times Free Press: Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville, says he will introduce a bill granting immunity and personal liability for Tennessee National Guard members now able to go armed after the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga.

“Our Tennessee National Guardsmen have become targets of terrorists as demonstrated by the tragic events in Chattanooga,” said Briggs, a retired U.S. Army colonel with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The intent of the bill, he said in his news release, “is to provide the service member legal cover in defending him or herself and others during a terrorist attack. “I believe my fellow Tennesseans and state legislators will agree this protection is necessary for our Guardsmen,” Briggs added.

During his shooting rampage, Mohammed Youssef Abdulazeez first attacked a U.S. military recruiting center in a strip mall off Lee Highway with semi-automatic weapons. Next door was a Tennessee National Guard recruiting station. Abdulazeez then speed off to Amnicola Highway where he attacked the Navy and Marine Reserve Center where he killed four Marines and a sailor before dying himself in a hail of bullets fired by Chattanooga police officers.

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“Homegrown violent extremist” Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

Federal officials have stopped short of calling Abdulazeez, a Kuwait-born 24 year old whose family says suffered from depression and other problems, a terrorist. Instead, they describe him as a “homegrown violent extremist.”

The shootings forced a reevaluation of state and U.S. policies regarding the arming of soldiers based on U.S. soil.

Tennessee Adj. Gen. Max Haston, acting on Gov. Bill Haslam’s instructions, issued a new policy allowing Guard members with state-issued handgun carry permits to carry them at state-owned facilities such as armories.  At facilities either owned by the U.S. military or co-located with federal personnel, select state personnel with 9 mm-pistol training will be armed under new federal policies rising from the Chattanooga attack.

Meanwhile, top U.S. military brass are expected to report on Friday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter on their recommendations. “The attack in Chattanooga reminds us of the constant threat, on and off the battlefield, facing our brave men and women in uniform,” Briggs said and added his bill “will strengthen current security measures implemented by the Adjutant General to help protect them.”

DCG

Observations on life in the military under Obama

This is a guest post by FOTM reader Glenn47, a U.S. military spouse. 

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For several years now, we have had the privilege of living in the center of all branches of the military.

We have had as many as 6 different people living in each of the houses surrounding ours. Some for only 6 months, others for years.

We have gotten close to several. Others choose to remain isolated from all surrounding neighbors; some never have company or participate in anything community-wise. I think this has something to do with their wanting to avoid the hurt of eventual separation from new friends.

But there are others who embrace the experience and participate in everything. Usually those with children are active.

Many are singles, who now can live in single housing away from base. Many are loners who seem to come and go in the night on assignments. Many work covert operations and have short stints away. Many we gave fond nicknames to, according to their lifestyle.

Their pride was very evident, but fading over the years. Many have been deployed more than 4 times, creating a hardship on relationships.

Several of us became very close and celebrated different occasions together. We had weekly cook outs and sat around camp fires and shared stories late into the night. We enjoyed watching them develop over time.

But we also watched many, whose pride and enthusiasm waiver and fade. Knowing they are forbidden to complain or say anything, we watched many become quiet.

There was one neighbor who worked as a recruiter with plans to work for several more years. The limitations being putting on them and I think the fear of enlisting recruits whom he feared would not be treated properly or protected finally got to him, and he suddenly retired early. They saw a war, hard won in Iraq, which the administration handed back to the enemy. Many lost friends.

Convoy duty

But the greatest blow was God being taken from them. For many, He was their only friend and comfort when so far away and in combat. They saw God taken from the Air Force logo. They saw “So Help Me God” removed from swear-in Oaths. There was talk of Bibles being taken out of military hotels. They saw Chaplins being forbidden from doing their jobs and in some areas, to even pray. While the Air Force was forced to celebrate a Muslim holiday.

They saw the best of the best military officers being purged, and those under them being forced out shortly before retirement.

We had one neighbor, X, who loved talking politics. X would come and sit for long periods with us and ask thousands of questions. His father, a Christian, was born in the Middle East. Fearing for their lives, his family finally escaped to Egypt, from where he eventually made his way to the U.S. and worked hard to become a citizen. He married and they started a family, with great success.

X and his father have long discussions about the Middle East — on the fear and sadness of what is happening there. X had spent a few years in Iraq working on a big project. He told me they were making great progress and that the stores and markets were all open and people were enjoying life with the women free to come and go in the streets shopping. Our military felt good about their accomplishments. X was devastated about the reversal of their success. He would get tears in his eyes talking about it.

X knows well and cherishes the sacrifices his father had made, fleeing from the Middle East, making a home and family in America. X said, “I have never thought of myself as anything but a Christian.” He does not like the current president and feels the military was betrayed. He knew Marines in Afghanistan were told to lay down their arms when entering the area where then-defense secretary Leon Panetta was going to speak (in March 2012). X also knew of the Camp Chapman Attack of 2009, when the location of a CIA base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was leaked, resulting in a jihadist attack that took the lives of 6 CIA officers and contractors.

X moved away a few months ago and I often wonder how his next step in life is going….

$25K Reward Offered for “Irrefutable Proof” Sandy Hook Massacre Was REAL

Dr. Eowyn:

H/t amanda4321

For all the posts Fellowship of the Minds has published on Sandy Hook, go to http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/sandy-hook-massacre/

Originally posted on Memory Hole:

cashUpdated August 15, 2015

A man is offering $25,000 to any party who can substantively disprove his claim that the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was staged. Taking to YouTube as a platform one Joe Jones of Kentucky thinks the tragic incident was carried out with the aid of “crisis actors” at a building “decommissioned several years prior to the day of the event” because of “asbestos and mold.” By late 2012 “the building was just being used for storage,” he says in the video.

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Taxpayers paid black “comedian” to deliver racist anti-white hate at federal agency

According to the Tax Policy Center‘s estimate, 43% of Americans paid no federal income tax in 2013.

For those 57% of Americans who still pay federal income taxes, this is how the Obama administration uses your hard-earned dollars.

The nonpartisan citizens watchdog group Judicial Watch (JW) reports, Aug. 3, 2015, that the U.S. government taxpayers paid a civil rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory $1,400 to deliver an anti-white racist tirade — or as the government’s invitation put it, “to share a wealth of history as a Civil Rights Activist” — at the U.S. Census Bureau on Feb. 11, 2015 during Black History month.

Dick Gregory at US Census Bureau

JW obtained the information under the federal public records law known as the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In fact, JW frequently has to invoke the FOIA to get any information out of this “most transparent of all administrations”. Click here for the tortuous exchange of correspondence between JW and the federal government, in order for JW to obtain information on Gregory’s performance tirade.

But some Census Bureau employees did not find Gregory’s tirade funny, so the agency was forced to explain that it will thoroughly review its procedures for selecting future speakers to “ensure their views are appropriate for the federal workplace.” Blah, blah, blah.

But Judicial Watch points out that based on Gregory’s well-known reputation as a fiery race-baiter, it’s unlikely that the government officials who booked him didn’t know about his racist performances.

Dick Gregory at US Census Bureau Feb. 11, 2015

Since the PDF of the transcript of Gregory’s 25-min. presentation does not enable copy-and-paste function, I took screenshots of the tirade and underlined certain phrases and sentences in red. You can also read the transcript for yourself here (the transcript begins on p. 14).

This is Gregory’s racist, rambling, incoherent, abusive, delusional (blacks built the pyramids and Europe!) tirade, peppered with veiled threats directed at white people, which taxpayers funded.

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To watch the video of Gregory’s presentation, go here.

~Éowyn