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Two top Obama NSA-DOJ officials fled U.S. – It’s a spoof

UPDATE:

I’m alerted by my bud Mark S. McGrew that this Daily Kos article is most likely a spoof, because all the embedded links in the article are to stories on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. It’s DailyKos reporter David Harris Gershon’s  unprofessional sophomoric attempt at satire.

However, the House Judiciary Committee hearing at which Inglis and Cole testified is real news, as you can see for yourself by going to The Guardian article I’d embedded below.

Of course, one must ask what does this David Harris Gershon look like? Is he a “basement-dwelling, Ramen-noodle-eating” pimply-faced overgrown adolescent? Always in service to FOTM’s dear readers, I’ve tracked down his pic! See below.

Gershon picks his noseDavid Harris Gershon

~Eowyn

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Two top Obama regime officials — Deputy Director of the NSA, John Inglis; Assistant Attorney General James Cole of the DOJ — had fled the United States after their participation in a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on July 17, 2013.

James Cole, Robert S. Litt, John C. Inglis

L to r: Deputy Attorney General James Cole; Robert S. Litt, general counsel in the Office of Director of National Intelligence; National Security Agency Deputy Director John C. Inglis. At a House Judiciary hearing on domestic spying, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

David Harris Gershon reports for the Daily Kos that in the congressional meeting, both Inglis and Cole revealed that the depth of NSA spying far surpassed anything that whistleblower Edward Snowden has made public to date. Their revelation shook congressional leaders to their core.

The National Security Agency revealed to an angry congressional panel on Wednesday that its analysis of phone records and online behavior goes exponentially beyond what it had previously disclosed.[...]

John C Inglis, the deputy director of the surveillance agency, told a member of the House judiciary committee that NSA analysts can perform “a second or third hop query” through its collections of telephone data and internet records in order to find connections to terrorist organizations.

“Hops” refers to a technical term indicating connections between people. A three-hop query means that the NSA can look at data not only from a suspected terrorist, but from everyone that suspect communicated with, and then from everyone those people communicated with, and then from everyone all of those people communicated with.

Blindsided by the testimonies of Inglis and Cole, the Obama regime immediately announced that the two would be charged under The Espionage Act, and declared them enemies of the state.

But, as admitted by Attorney General Eric Holder in a hastily convened press conference, the officials had already fled the United States on private jets immediately after the hearing. Holder said their whereabouts were unknown but expressed confidence that the U.S. would bring them to justice.

“The national security of the United States has been damaged by those leaks. The safety of the American people and safety of people in allied nations is at risk.”[...] I am confident that the people who are responsible will be held accountable.”

Although President POS, in a short session before reporters, breezily said, “We won’t be scrambling any jets to catch these middle-aged leakers,” reportedly diplomatic channels were already furiously at work, trying to close off all international airspace.

Alas, by then, multiple sources confirmed that Inglis and Cole had fled to Hong Kong.

So President POS, in a brief media appearance, sought to downplay the significance of the testimonies and flight of the Deputy Director of the NSA and the U.S. Assistant Attorney General, calling them “hackers.” In so doing, as the Daily Kos’ Gershon wryly puts it, Obama was trying to recast the two top officials in his administration “as basement-dwelling, Ramen-noodle-eating cyber thieves who were never employed by the U.S. government or affiliated contractors.”

Meanwhile, the useless Main Stream State Controlled Media, instead of reporting this amazing piece of news, fawned over news that Cole’s wife was once a hand model for Palmolive.

NBC’s David Gregory, who must have lost whatever mind he once had, said the congressional leaders, to whom Inglis and Cole had testified, should be arrested.That, predictably, drew outraged responses from viewers, to which Gregory tweeted, “It’s just a question. I was just echoing what others were wondering.”

H/t FOTM’s tina.

~Eowyn

This is how Israel deals with school shootings

After the terrible shooting massacre of 20 little children, ages 6 to 7, and 6 adults nearly two weeks ago in Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., there is the predictable cacophony of “Gun Control!” from the Left.

Even worse is the scapegoating of law-abiding gun owners who have committed no crime. The National Rifle Association (RFA) and its members are not just vilified, but death wishes were heaped on them by CSI star Marg Helgenberger and U. of Rhode Island history professor Erik Loomis. The irony of anti-gun advocates wishing death for others, all under the guise of caring about life, is lost on the ilk of Helgenberger and Loomis.

Joseph Farah of WND points out that Israel, a nation surrounded by madmen who seek to kill innocent Jewish children any way they can, has rarely seen the kinds of mayhem America witnessed in Newtown, Conn.

This is why.

Israel teacher_with_rifle

Israel protects its children with armed guards and armed teachers in its schools.

Writing in the Wall St. Journal, Massad Ayoob, director of the Lethal Force Institute in Concord, N.H., which trains police officers and military personnel in self-defense techniques, echoes Farah’s message:

In Israel armed teachers are common, and terrorist attacks at schools nonexistent. Indeed, it was only during a 1997 visit by Israeli schoolgirls to the ‘Island of Peace’ along the Jordanian border, in which the teachers had been asked to leave their weapons behind, that an Arab gunman took advantage of an easy opportunity to open fire, killing seven children and wounding another six.”

Ayoob proposes the Israeli model for U.S. schools, a stance supported by Texas governor Rick Perry. Ayoob writes:

“[In the United States] all adult employees of the school know how to operate fire extinguishers and supervise an orderly fire drill. A school nurse is generally on hand, but virtually all teachers and school administrators have learned basic first aid and CPR. It is but a small step from here to train school personnel in the use of firearms, and to arm at least some of them.

For the concept to work, armed teachers would have to be volunteers who pass strict psychological testing, and go through at least as much training in firearms and the judicious use of deadly force as current laws demand of armed security guards. The weapons would have to be discreetly concealed, and which personnel are armed should be revealed only on a need-to-know basis.”

Despite Obama’s decrying of gun violence, since he’s entered the White House, prosecutions for breaking gun laws have diminished sharply — a drop of 40% since the zenith reached under George W. Bush, which was 11,000.

As for the anti-gun ownership elites on the Left, their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Both Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) not only carry concealed weapons, they are also protected by armed police escorts. The obnoxious loudmouth “entertainer” Rosie O’Donnell, who once ran roughshod over conservative actor Tom Selleck because of his stance supporting the Second Amendment, has three armed bodyguards to protect her, her wife and her children. (For more, see “Second Amendment Hypocrites.”)

Michael Moore, who supports stricter gun-control laws, including a ban on automatic and semiautomatic weapons and magazine clips that hold more than seven rounds, is also a hypocrite. In one of his docufictions, “Bowling for Columbine,” Moore criticizes America’s “culture of fear” and its obsession with guns. But it turns out Moore has armed protection from a personal body guard. America found that out only when the body guard was arrested in January 2005 in New York’s JFK airport for carrying — you guessed it — a firearm that was unlicensed for New York.

Yup, like O’Donnell, Feinstein, and Schumer, Moore also is protected by armed guards. But they don’t want YOU, who don’t have the millions of bucks they have to hire armed guards, to own guns to protect yourself.

Then there’s anti-gun Obama and NBC’s David Gregory, who send their kids to the private, self-described “highly selective” Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, where annual tuition is around $35,000 (not including fees and textbooks) and where the children are protected by 11 armed guards, with a 12th on the way.

For the Left, their motto is ever “Do as I say, not as I do”.

By the way, Ayoob wrote his essay after the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. If America had heeded his advice of arming school teachers, the Sandy Hook tragedy might have been averted.

See also Sen. Feinstein’s proposed bill to ban “assault weapons” including handguns.

H/t FOTM’s reader Joan W.

~Eowyn

The Left react to Ryan-Joker debate

Richard Fernandez of Belmont Club gathered the following Tweets from various left-wing pundits, Oct. 11, 2012:

Bill Maher ‏@billmaher
Biden is hitting in one answer all the things Obama left out in the entire first 90 minute debate
Bill Maher is a not-at-all-funny comedian who donated $1 million to the POS’s reelection campaign.

Andrew Sullivan ‏@sullydish
Biden should not smile condescendingly when Ryan lies. But he’s calm, clear & forceful – more authoritative than Ryan:
Andrew Sullivan is a gay “homosexual marriage is not about monogamy” columnist.

Michael Moore ‏@MMFlint
Biden: “I love Bibi more than you love Bibi!”
Michael Moore is a morbidly obese documentary filmmaker who has an estimated net worth of $50 million but supports the anti-1% Occupy Movement.

David Gregory ‏@davidgregory
Advantage here is for Biden. Swarming Ryan. Throwing a lot of punches. Talking a lot. Debating.
David Gregory calls himself a TV journalist and is the moderator of NBC’s Sunday morning news show “Meet the Press”

James Taranto ‏@jamestaranto
Is it just me or is Biden really rude? #2012 @andyrNYT
James Taranto is a columnist for the Wall St. Journal and member of its editorial board.

Chris Rock ‏@chrisrockoz
The real winner of this debate so far is Joe Biden’s Regis Smile sponsored by Crest White Strips. #vpdebates
Chris Rock is a foul-mouthed comedian and actor.

Peter Beinart ‏@PeterBeinart
think biden might actually punch him?
Peter Beinart is the senior writer for the leftwing The Daily Beast and an associate professor of journalism and political science at CUNY.

msnbc ‏@msnbc
Seems like debate prep for Biden involved them telling him to just interrupt Ryan as much as possible, like a guy in a bar. #msnbc2012

Chris Rock ‏@chrisrockoz
Joe Biden should just reach over and slap Ryan in the face and say ‘Don’t forget, Osama Bin Laden is Dead, General Motors is alive’ #debate

VANITY FAIR ‏@VanityFair
Biden now calls Romney his “friend.” What do you think Biden thinks the definition of “friend” is?
Vanity Fair is a glossy left-leaning magazine on fashion and “culture”.

Markos Moulitsas ‏@markos
Funny seeing manly-men conservatives whining that Biden is being too rough and aggressive.
Markos Moulitsas is the founder and publisher of the leftwing Daily Kos who lives in Berkeley, CA.

H/t FOTM’s Maziel (née Miss May)

~Eowyn