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Fast and Furious all but forgotten?
Many of weapons involved in violent gang-related shootings in Mexico arrived in Mexico from a secret gunrunning operation scheme hatched by Obama called ‘Fast and Furious’. From October 2nd, 2012: ”
The Spanish language television news network Univision unleashed a bombshell investigative report on Obama’s Operation Fast and Furious Sunday evening, finding that in January 2010 drug cartel hit men slaughtered students with weapons the United States government allowed to flow to them across the Mexican border.
Citing a Mexican Army document it obtained and published, Univision reported that “three of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).”
Univision held nothing back in its broadcast, airing images and video of bloodied, dead bodies. The network showed the faces of the dead and walked viewers through how cartel operatives hunted their victims down with the weapons President Barack Obama’s administration allowed straw buyers to traffick to them.
One photo, for instance, showed pools of blood in the streets of a Mexican town after a “massacre” committed by murderers armed with Fast and Furious weapons. Video footage showed where some of the victims were killed and how the cartels chased their helpless victims to their deaths.
It wasn’t until U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder prompted whistle-blowers to come forward to Congress to publicly voice concerns about the program that the Obama admin stopped allowing firearms to flow into Mexico.
From Real Clear Politics: “Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”
“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama added. source – Real Clear Politics
Why is the Obama administration doing nothing to free Jon Hammer?
We urge you to call and contact your local representative in Washington, DC and demand that the Obama government work to free former US Marine Jon Hammer.
An ex-Marine who survived dangerous patrols in Iraq and Afghanistan is now “chained to a bed” in a notorious Mexican prison after a road trip to Costa Rica went terribly wrong, his friends and family say.
A chorus of supporters are calling on the Mexican government to release Jon Hammar, 27, who was jailed in August for carrying an antique shotgun that he believed could be legally registered in Mexico.
Hammar, of Palmetto Bay, Fla., was headed to Costa Rica for a surfing trip to try and recover from post-traumatic stress after four years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The only time Hammar is not losing his mind is when he’s on the water,” fellow Marine veteran Ian McDonough, who was arrested with Hammar during the August incident but later released by Mexican authorities, told McClatchy newspapers.
Hammar and McDonough had stocked up a used Winnebago with surfboards and camping supplies and had just crossed the border from Brownsville, Texas into Matamoros, Mexico, where they were detained.
Hammar had registered the shotgun, a Sear & Roebuck model that once belonged to his great-grandfather, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on the U.S. side of the border.
After being told by U.S. agents the shotgun posed no problem and could be reigstered in Mexico, Hammar and McDonough crossed the border, tried to declare the weapon, and found themselves separated and behind bars.
“The crux of it is the length of the barrel,” his mother, Olivia Hammar, 46, told Reuters. “There’s an old law on the books that says it can’t be under 25 inches…It’s a 2-foot barrel…It’s strictly a technicality.”
“It’s a glorified BB gun,” she said.
McDonough, who has Argentine residency in addition to his U.S. citizenship, was freed a few days after the Aug. 13 arrest and walked back to Brownsville.
But the nightmare was just beginning for Hammar, who on Aug. 20 was charged with carrying a deadly weapon and placed in a prison known as CEDES in Matamoros, a notorious facility heavily populated, and run, by Mexico’s dangerous drug cartels.
His parents have even received late night phone calls saying he would be killed if they failed to make thousands of dollars in payments into a Western Union account.
“He was housed in a wing controlled by the drug cartel,” said Eddie Varon-Levy, a Mexican lawyer hired by the family. He told Reuters the charges in Mexico appear to be an effort to “make an example out of the gringo.”
The Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. did not immediately respond to a request from the Daily News about Hammar’s case or why he wasn’t turned back at the border. After receiving the death and extortion threats, Hammar’s family made frantic calls to U.S. diplomats who were able to get the former Marine temporarily placed in solitary confinement. source – NY Daily News
Understanding the Cloward-Piven Strategy
The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward (1926–2001) and Frances Fox Piven (b. 1932) that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”.
The authors pinned their hopes on creating disruption within the Democratic Party. “Conservative Republicans are always ready to declaim the evils of public welfare, and they would probably be the first to raise a hue and cry. But deeper and politically more telling conflicts would take place within the Democratic coalition,” they wrote. “Whites – both working class ethnic groups and many in the middle class – would be aroused against the ghetto poor, while liberal groups, which until recently have been comforted by the notion that the poor are few… would probably support the movement. Group conflict, spelling political crisis for the local party apparatus, would thus become acute as welfare rolls mounted and the strains on local budgets became more severe. source – Wiki
From The Daily Caller: The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.
USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America.
“USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,” the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their “Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance” web page. “Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.”
The partnership — which was signed by former USDA Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista in 2004 — sees to it that the Mexican Embassy and Mexican consulates in America provide USDA nutrition assistance program information to Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals working in America and migrant communities in America. The information is specifically focused on eligibility criteria and access.
The goal, for USDA, is to get rid of what they see as enrollment obstacles and increase access among potentially eligible populations by working with arms of the Mexican government in America. Benefits are not guaranteed or provided under the program — the purpose is outreach and education.
Some of the materials the USDA encourages the Mexican government to use to educate and promote the benefit programs are available free online for order and download. A partial list of materials include English and Spanish brochures titled “Five Easy Steps To Snap Benefits,” “How To Get Food Help — A Consumer’s Guide to FNCS Programs,” “Ending Hunger Improving Nutrition Combating Obesity,” and posters with slogans like “Food Stamps Make America Stronger.”
When asked for details and to elaborate on the program, USDA stressed it was established in 2004 and not meant for illegal immigrants.
“The partnership with the Mexican embassy was established in 2004,” a USDA spokesman wrote The Daily Caller in an email. “USDA does not perform outreach to immigrants that are undocumented, and therefore not eligible for SNAP.”
Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, who has been pushing for reform of SNAP, sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Wednesday demanding more answers and documents pertaining to the partnership.
The agency has yet to supply documents and information requested by Sessions’ Senate Budget Committee staff, including the Memorandums of Understanding between USDA and the Mexican government regarding the food assistance partnership.
In an interview with TheDC, Sessions explained that the little-known partnership raises questions not just about where tax money is going, but about America’s immigration policy.
“It’s a very disturbing policy, gone on for some years, and it raises very serious questions about American immigration policy as well as fiscal policy,” Session said. “Let’s get back to the fundamentals. What happened with the ‘96 welfare reform was to say that if want to you come to America you come legally, you assert you’re not coming for welfare benefits but you’re coming to work or otherwise be independent. There is no logic behind an immigration policy that would encourage immigrants who can’t successfully operate within this society.” source - Dally Caller
The United States of North America
In Sonoma County, a California driver’s license is accepted as valid identification — but so is a card issued by the Mexican consulate.
Mexican nationals will be able to give their country’s state-issued identification cards as valid ID to Santa Rosa police officers and Sonoma County sheriffs, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.
The idea is to reduce the immigration-related duties of local cops, the newspaper reported. Accepting Mexican consulate-issued cards will reduce the number of people booked into jail for lacking ID, and ergo, will reduce deportations from Santa Rosa County Jail, the newspaper reported.
“Today is a great day,” Sonoma County Assistant Sheriff Lorenzo Dueñas said. “We’re now going to accept the matriculár consular ID.”
Advocates for immigrants point out that almost half of the 921 immigrants turned over to ICE authorities by the jails had not committed a crime, and another third had committed minor offenses, the newspaper reported. Mexican nationals will need to apply to the consulate for such a card. The consulate will likely set up shop in the area to both issue cards and instruct people how to do so, the newspaper reported. source – NBC Bay Area
Is anyone else getting as fed up as I am with the way other nations treat America? One moment the world is bashing America for taking a stance against terrorists and then the next minute nations are asking why America isn’t intervening more to help the Libyan people! We are called invaders of nations that suffer under tyrannical fists as they shed their citizens blood but then we are asked to be the band aid for the suffering in the world. One moment America is called inhumane by enforcing our laws against illegal immigration, but now there is a twenty year old Mexican female police chief who is seeking asylum in America to protect her from the drug cartels. America is the symbol of liberty, Lady Liberty. Instead she is treated like a mistress by other nations; good for only the moments when it’s advantageous for someone else. I say enough is enough. This hypocrisy from other nations just exemplified itself last week at the White House.
This past week Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon visited the White House. I can only imagine how many times Obama had to say lo siento to Calderon before Calderon finally retreated from his ‘’mad at America’’ fit. Unless you have been living in an underground tunnel, you probably have heard the ever increasing negative sentiment Mexico’s President has against America. From Arizona’s anti illegal immigration law SB1070 to just recently blaming America for not doing our part in fighting the drug trade. Hey, Felipe, I’ll agree with you on the ladder (and no I don’t mean Janet Napolitano’s border ladder). America hasn’t been flexing our anti drug war muscles at all because the man sitting in the Oval Office won’t touch that topic with his ten foot staff because elections are coming up and he needs to depend on the Hispanic vote! Due to these tight restrictions on our border patrol, Arizona recently lost one of our brave agents. Brian Terry was attacked fifteen miles northwest of Nogales, Arizona with heavy automatic weapons fire. Homeland Security requires that “non-lethal” bean bags be used prior to live ammunition. In doing that, Terry lost his life. When our border patrol agents are told to first fire at drug cartel thugs with bean bags before using real ammo, how can anyone expect America to do their part? We might as well use spit balls and paint balls while we’re at it! At least make it fun! However, let’s not forget the fact that Mexico hasn’t done their job in fighting the cartels to their full potential either. I know very well from my many years spent in Mexico and many discussions with my Mexican friends that the Mexican government is heavily involved and partaking in the drug war. So how can one think they are going to fight it? It’s sort of like your nation being in a war with radical Muslims but unable to fight the war head on because the Commander in Chief is a Muslim himself.
In a Univision interview in September of 2010, Calderon bashed America’s treatment of immigrants and insinuated that Mexico treats American visitors better. During the interview Calderon said: “Of course we have the moral authority, because Mexican officials are not shooting Central American youths at the border, but U.S. agents are shooting Mexican migrants.” First of all, they aren’t migrants, second of all let me explain my own wonderful experience at the hands of Mexican agents.
About one year ago, my family and I were on our way home from a long weekend in Puerto Penasco (many know this as Rocky Point). It’s a short three and a half hour drive from Phoenix. The beach is absolutely beautiful and thousands of Arizonan’s flock to the shores because of its proximity. Once across the border, there is a small town for about three miles and then it’s a long stretch of about forty-five minutes to the resorts. Never did we have a problem. Never had we heard of any problems. However, this time changed all of that.
We were driving through the small town just before reaching the U.S border. We were no more than a half a mile to the border. The speed limit was about 25 through this town. My dad was going no more than ten because there were speed bumps. A female ‘’cop’ was standing in the street holding a radar gun. We were motioned over by her male partner in crime, literally. We pulled over to the side of the road. The male cop approached my dad and asked for some I.D. My Dad asked what was going on. The male cop said that he was speeding! Right. In the mean time my Dad could see the radar gun was set on a particular number even as other cars were passing. The female continued to use her radar as she stood there in her cop outfit which is something you could pick up at the local Halloween costume store. My friend who was actually visiting me from Mexico at the time was sitting next to me in the back. I had on a tank top, jean skirt and flip flops. The cop told me to roll down my window. I proceeded to roll down the window as he oogled my legs. That’s when my friend started speaking up. They began speaking in Spanish. The cop didn’t know that being fluent in Spanish; I understood everything that was being said. The cop asked if we had been drinking. We hadn’t. He searched every single avenue he could. He continued to threaten my friend he was going to take us all ‘’in’’ to be tested. Where ‘’in’’ meant I didn’t know but I had never said so many prayers in my life. My mother tried to pull off her wedding band because we had no idea what was coming next. All I could think of was the stories you hear about people disappearing and never hearing from them again. I began to use my Spanish and tried everything I could to convince this “agent” to let us go. My friend did the same. After about twenty minutes of a heartbeat that sounded more like Seabiscuit on the race track, he told us to go. We saw the American flag flying over the customs building as we proceeded through the town. “Run for the border’’ is no longer a Taco Bell slogan for me but has a whole new meaning! I was never so happy to be back home in America. So I don’t want to hear Calderon boast on the kindness of Mexico’s border agents.
At the time that Mexico’s President Calderon is bashing America for our inability to fight his nations’ drug war, reports indicate a twenty year-old police Chief Marisol Valles Garcia is seeking asylum in the United States. Yes, twenty years-old. Garcia is a single mother and was sworn in November of 2010 to fight the drug trade that is rampant in her town Praxedis G. Guerrero which is located in the Juarez Valley just south of the Rio Grande. Her predecessor’s head was left outside the police station and no one wanted to take the vacant position. This is the reason many call Garcia the bravest woman in Mexico. Now Garcia wants out. So who does she turn to for help? America. I don’t blame her but this exemplifies the hypocrisy of nations leaders who lambast America for ‘’interfering’’ or ‘’invading’’ in other nations problems. However when someone needs help who do they turn to? The United States. Calderon should have thanked America for what we have contributed to fight his cartel infested agencies, not attacking us. Of course Obama stuck his anti American key in his down with America ignition and used this opportunity to kick off his second apology tour. Obama and Calderon shook hands and ended up playing bean bag games on the White House lawn before they’re shipped off to our border patrol agents as ammo.
America must start doing what is right for America. We must not allow leaders to bash us one moment and then ask for help the next. We are the kindest nation on earth but we are not to be taken advantage of. Enough is enough. The law needs to be laid down that we won’t lend a helping hand to nations who turn around and bash us. However, this is a difficult point to get across when the man in the Oval Office is trying to merge America under international law and doesn’t see America as sovereign or exceptional. Obama’s hate filled disgusting radical Black Liberation Theology Marxist preacher of twenty years said ‘’God damn America.” I say it’s more like ‘’damned if we do, damned if we don’t.”
Despierta America! Mexican drug cartels are stepping up to the terrorist plate without the Allah factor and Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah is using them as third base in order to slide into home: the United States. Terrorist groups are coming from Latin America, through Mexico and arriving at their final destination: the USA, even without the need for Janet Napolitano’s fifty-one foot ladder!
Reports have finally begun to surface regarding terrorist groups infiltrating America through Mexico. More and more we are seeing the disgusting, barbaric tactic of beheadings being carried out by the Mexican drug cartels. As recent as January of this year, fifteen decapitated bodies were found on a beach walk way in the resort town of Acapulco. The bodies were between ages fifteen to twenty five. As of today, more victims of beheadings were discovered in Acapulco along with other bodies that were viciously mutilated. Over 15,000 people were murdered in 2010 due to the drug cartels while many officials claim Juarez is the most dangerous place in the world right now, even exceeding the war torn Middle East. Unfortunately, it has taken beheadings for the defense light bulb to go off in our heads that the threat of Jihad is a lot closer than we think. I guess prayer rugs, Korans and suicide bombing memoirs that were found in the Arizona desert weren’t enough of a clue. Terrorists and Mexican drug cartels are exchanging ingredients to their cold blooded, calculated homicide missions and the Obama administrations is providing them the mixer.
Illegal immigration is not about one being anti-Hispanic as the left likes to claim. It’s not about the color of someone’s skin. It’s not derived from some fear that immigrant masses will overpower the job force thus decreasing jobs for natural born American citizens. It is an issue about national security or I should say lack thereof. A recent Department of Homeland Security document stated that over 180,000 illegal aliens from countries other than Mexico were apprehended from 2007 through mid-March 2010. Jameel Nassr, a major Hezbollah operative was recently busted in Mexico for setting up anti America and anti Israel networks. He also frequently traveled to Venezuela to visit Obama’s amigo Hugo Chavez and his terrorist thugs. As terrorists decrease their striking distance on American soil, Obama sits on his throne seated at the right hand of Michelle and does nothing.
Living in a border state, I know all too well the threat of illegal immigration and the way the left has ridiculed Arizona in our efforts to not just secure our state but in essence the nation. I recently attended a gun show here in Arizona. I know, darn, I guess I should just go ahead and put my name on the D.O.J.’s “Crazy Right Winger Threat to America” list. Maybe there’s a space between Osama Bin Laden and Joe the Plumber. There is always a feeling at these shows that these people understand the threat in America’s backyard. We have come to terms with the fact that the government is not going to help protect us. We understand that as Edmund Burke said “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
At the show there was a table selling body armor. On top of a bullet proof vest was a copy of a law that California Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein sponsored that bans criminals from being able to possess body armor. The bill came about after two police officers, James Guelff was killed in 1994 and Chris McCurley was killed in 1997 by heavily armored assailants. I agree with the notion that there needs to be accountability or restrictions on what hardened criminals can possess, but the way the government is stepping up their plans to disarm America while terrorist are flexing their muscles is scary. We saw after the tragic Tucson shooting how politicians jumped to begin new bans on firearms. The most recent is an Arizona law being heard to disallow one from carrying any clip that exceeds more than ten bullets! Hopefully you’re a darn good shot if you have a whole crew of attackers chasing you because after number ten you will be cut off courtesy of the government! The government loves to tell us what we need to do in order to protect ourselves with helmet laws, seat belt laws and every other law. However, when it comes to protecting ourselves against a major threat that lurks in our back yard, forget it! Some like to call us conspiracy theorists as if that term will make us back down from the threat that exists. Others realize the threat of terrorist crossing our borders is real and if our government isn’t going to take matters into their own hands we must have the means to protect ourselves if need be. What are we supposed to use to defend ourselves, spit balls? Blow darts?
In the summer of 2010, U.S. Republican National Committee Rep. Sue Myrick requested that U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano create a special team to further investigate the potential problem and threat. When are we going to quit the investigations and start putting some action to actually fighting the threat? It’s kind of like reading a manual on how to install locks on your doors when the burglars are already breaking in.
Americans are watching the complete chaos unfold in the Middle East. Many of us find ourselves amazed with our mouths hanging open Bill Clinton style. The problem is America isn’t exempt from the very happenings taking place on our streets as we are seeing in the Middle East. Yeah Obama puts down his snow cone and takes a break from his “Rules for Radicals” reading at times for an occasional condemnation of Libya as firing squads murder innocent civilians. But hey, that’s on the other side of the planet right? That could never come to America right? Wrong. It is just south of the border and the government has already given them their passport. The threat is close, very close. God forbid the day we turn on the news to see beheadings taking place in the streets of America.
They’re coming for the kids first
What do Felipe Calderon and Bill Gates have in common? Both are taking steps to get millions of people registered in biometric databases to advance the One World Government agenda, and they’re targeting children as a first step.
Mexico’s mandatory National Identity Card
Last month in Mexico, Felipe Calderon signed an executive order that requires all children 17 and under to have photos, fingerprints, and iris scans taken for use in issuing national identity cards. The head of the Mexican Population Register wants to visit all the children at their elementary schools in order to gather the biometric data and complete the first phase of the plan; phase two will require that all adults become registered as well. Dr. Jerome Corsi with World Net Daily connects the national identity card with the American Trusted Traveler Program designed by the Department of Homeland Security. The program was created to allow quick and easy travel straight across the border into the United States, from Canada and Mexico, and will grant millions of passes to those who qualify.
“The new Mexican Personal Identity Card includes a security hologram to prevent duplication or the creation of fraudulent cards; iris scan information embedded in a bar code on the reverse of the card; various biometric information included invisibly in the card, including all 10 digits in fingerprints.
While promoted as a way to prevent crimes such as identity theft, Mexico has decided to begin with the nation’s school children, to create the type of biometric national identity database that will allow Mexican children as they grow up to already possess the biometric information they will need to obtain North American Trusted Traveler border pass cards the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing to issue to Mexican citizens.” source: WND
The reasons given for global programs and initiatives always sound so nice. They’re usually packaged as being in the best interest of the people, to protect them and keep them safe. Mexico just wants to protect their children from identity theft in the future, right? And Bill Gates? He only has the health and well being of children across the globe at heart. Who wouldn’t want to support his efforts?
Vaccines and population control
Bill Gates and The Gates Foundation have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to vaccination efforts around the world. A couple of months ago, Gates was the keynote speaker at the m Health Summit. He explained that he believes children should be registered in a database that includes biometric identifiers, in order to ensure that kids get their vaccines, and on time. He relates healthier children to a reduction in world population, and he wants to help ensure that he does his part to reduce the number of humans living on planet Earth. Especially considering Gates’ ties to the Council on Foreign Relations, any mention of vaccines and population control certainly should raise eyebrows, and red flags. See how he tries to describe that vaccinations actually reduce population growth in a positive way.
“The key thing, the most important fact that people should know and make sure other people know: As you save children under 5, that is the thing that reduces population growth,” he said. “That sounds paradoxical. The fact is that within a decade of improving health outcomes, parents decide to have less children.”
Vaccines will be the key. If you could register every birth on a cell phone– get fingerprints, get a location — then you could [set up] systems to make sure the immunizations happen.”
Gates suggested using cell phones to record each birth and send the information, including biometric identifiers, to a central database. This database would then send reminders to parents’ phones when it was time to come in for vaccines or other treatments. source: Natural News
Saving the planet
Last, but not least, the globalists are always concerned with saving the planet and figuring out ways to guarantee that there are less humans around to destroy it.
“The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.” -Bill Gates
Vaccines, healthcare, and reproductive services are the three main focuses of Gates’ plan to save the planet from overpopulation, and reduce CO2 emissions as laid out in the following video from a 2010 TED conference: