Texas Case Raises Troubling Questions About ATF Gunwalking

A series of criminal investigations initiated some four years ago by ATF agents, all focused on a weapons-trafficking ring in South Texas, appear to shred the long-running talking point that the Obama Administration alone is responsible for unleashing an irresponsible operation that allowed thousands of illegally purchased guns to be trafficked into Mexico via a tactic known as “gunwalking.”

That Obama Administration operation, dubbed Fast and Furious, was launched in the fall of 2009 and terminated in early 2011 in the wake of a Republican-led Congressional probe into the program.

The ATF investigations in the South Texas case were initiated at least by August 2008, more than a year prior to Fast and Furious and while President George W. Bush was still in office. It was under the Obama Administration, in late December 2011, that the investigations were finally closed with a jury conviction of the primary suspect.

The South Texas case, then, straddles two administrations and, by any reasonable assessment, also appears to have allowed numerous illegally purchased guns to “walk” (to pass through the weapons-trafficking chain, from one illegal buyer to the next, during the course of a long-running ATF investigation).

The South Texas arms-trafficking case casts a whole new light on the gunwalking controversy, revealing it to be a tactic employed by ATF and sanctioned by US prosecutors across multiple administrations and states — a tactic that is more emblematic of a drug war-induced systemic rot in this nation’s judicial system than of a political ploy to erode gun rights. …

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/bill-conroy/2012/07/texas-case-raises-troubling-questions-about-atf-gunwalking

I disagree with the last statement.  The “drug war” has multiple payoffs for the perpetrators.  Eliminating the 2nd amendment would certainly be near the top of the list.

Mexican Drug Cartel Assassins Bought Guns from U.S. Border Patrol

A Mexican assassin who turned protected government witness against an accountant for the Sinaloa cartel has revealed in testimony that the cartel purchased weapons from the U.S. border patrol, according to Revista Contralinea (see translation from Spanish here).

WASR-10 rifles, a knock-off of the AK-47, were obtained from the Border Patrol and used in a turf war against rival drug gangs from Santa Ana to Nogales, Mexico. The Sinaloa cartel sent assassins to kill members of the Zetas and Beltrán-Leyva cartels and take control of the sale of cocaine and marijuana in the area, according to the informant going by the name “Victoria.”

The Los Angeles Times reported in October, 2010, that the war between the rival cartels was “a siege of medieval proportions that has cut off a region about the size of Rhode Island… There have been massacres and scores of kidnappings, but the war has gone largely unnoticed because of its remoteness, intimidation of journalists and the slow-motion tactics.”

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, known as the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator” and who faces drug charges in the United States, claims the Fast & Furious operation was not not about tracking guns, but supplying the Sinaloa Cartel with weapons to eliminate rivals.

Business Insider reported in October that emails leaked from Stratfor cited a Mexican diplomat as stating the U.S. government works hand-in-hand with the Sinaloa cartel. Stratfor’s intelligence corroborates a claim by a Sinaloa insider that cartel boss Joaquin Guzman works for the U.S. government and that the cartel was “given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs into Chicago.”

On July 24, Aljazeera reported statements made by a spokesman for the Chihuahua state government in northern Mexico implicating the CIA other international security forces in management of the lucrative drug trade.

A mid-level officer with Mexico’s version of the Department of Homeland Security also said the CIA is involved in the Mexican drug trade. “It’s true, they want to control it,” the anonymous official said. …

http://www.infowars.com/mexican-drug-cartel-assassins-bought-guns-from-u-s-border-patrol/

CIA Using Drug Money to Overthrow Ecuadorian Govt

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is using drug money to fund Rafael Correa’s opposition in the coming 2013 Ecuadorian elections, intelligence sources have revealed to Chilean independent media. The accusations do not stand alone. In October, former UK diplomat Craig Murray said that the CIA had tripled its budget to destabilize the government of Ecuador.

http://www.infowars.com/cia-allegedly-using-drug-money-to-overthrow-ecuador-president-rafael-correa/

Just another effort to make the world safe for sweat shops that compete for american jobs.

Campaign Against the Torture and Mutilation of Children

The greatest crime against humanity is the torture and mutilation of children. Child abuse and neglect, particularly in its extreme forms, represents a form of torture and mutilation. Not commonly recognized as child abuse and neglect and a form of torture and mutilation is the ritual mutilation of genitals of children (male and female). One reason for the non-recognition of these crimes of genital mutilation and torture is their common occurrence and their support by religious and social traditions of various kinds. Another reason is the denial and/or indifference to the pain that is being inflicted upon these children.
James Prescott, Ph.D.
Developmental Neuropsychologist, Cross-Cultural Psychologist

The Ashley Montagu Resolution to End the Genital Mutilation of Children Worldwide:
A Petition to the World Court, the Hague
(1996)

The Universal Declaration on Circumcision, Excision, and Incision (1989)

Endorse the Declaration and Resolution

… etc …

http://montagunocircpetition.org/

The Necessity of Play for Kids

The State of Play Science
The National Institute for Play
and
Touch the Future
are proud to present a ground breaking survey of the latest neuroscience documenting the fundamental need and benefits of positive affect states, that is, what every child knows as PLAY.

For the first time we have gathered the scientific, brain based evidence that parents, teachers and child care professionals have needed to counter the elimination of play from tens of thousands of schools across the country.

http://ttfuture.org/play/front

http://vimeo.com/21894145

Who is destroying public education and children’s lives across the country and for what purpose?   What do you think?

Ten signs you need a different kind of education for your child

M any parents don’t realize that the education world has changed drastically since they were in school. Schools and class sizes used to be smaller, dropout rates lower, in-school violence almost unheard of, and teachers weren’t terrified of showing affection to their students, or of discussing moral values. Of course, even then, school was far from perfect, but at least the teachers—and usually the principal—knew every student by name, something that is increasingly rare today.

Because our public school system has deteriorated considerably, many parents, teachers, and individuals have taken it upon themselves to create public and private alternatives to that system; and it is important for parents to know that they now have choices.

So how do you know that it’s time to look for another educational approach for your child? Here are some of the signs: …

http://www.educationrevolution.org/blog/ten-signs-you-need-something-new/

Reprise: Mysterious Accomplices at Sikh Temple Massacre

“An eyewitness to the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin says that a team of four men dressed in black carried out the massacre, contradicting the official narrative that a lone gunman was the culprit. …

“UPDATE: A separate source has corroborated the other eyewitness claim – a family member whose parents were victims of the shooting said his parents told him there were “multiple shooters” involved in a “coordinated” attack.”

http://www.infowars.com/eyewitness-4-man-team-behind-sikh-temple-shooting/

Reprise: Giffords Shooting a Planned Assassination

“A knowledgeable federal government counter-narcotics source in Arizona has revealed to WMR that the shooting on January 8 this year of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and U.S. Judge John Roll in Tucson was planned as a twin assassination of two individuals who threatened to expose a weapons-for-drugs smuggling operation carried out by a covert group working under the aegis of the Central Intelligence Agency and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. In fact, the covert operation dates back to when Napolitano was governor of Arizona. Roll had been Chief Judge of the District of Arizona since 2006. The assassin, Jared Lee Loughner, killed five others and wounded thirteen, including Giffords, at a Safeway parking lot in north Tucson. Loughner’s first and priority targets were Roll and Giffords.

“WMR has also been told that while the U.S.-Mexican border operation oversees the smuggling to Mexican drug cartels of weapons, including fully automatic AK-47s, in return for drugs smuggled across the border, mostly delivered by airplanes that make clandestine drops on pre-approved drop zones or landing strips in Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas, at night, it is only peripherally connected to the “Fast and Furious” operation. Our source said that there were so many weapons being smuggled across the border that some were dropped, including a new AK-47 that was found in a wash on the Arizona side of the border. When the discoverer of the weapon contacted federal authorities about his find, he was told to keep the weapon since there were so many in the area. The “area” in question is said to be a special zone created by Napolitano when she was governor and that the special operations carried out there involve a number of “former” CIA, Navy SEALS, and other Special Operations personnel.  …”

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20111209_3

Is Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order Imminent?

Flush with electoral capital, President Barack Obama is spending it like mad in pursuit of his radical power consolidating agenda. Over the past few days we have chronicled the fast-tracking of a UN gun control treaty, the prosecution of another alleged espionage case, another deadly drone attack, approval of a planned UN invasion of Mali, etc.

The latest stop of the Barack Obama Worldwide Tour of Tyranny may be the issuing of a  long-awaited and regularly leaked executive order exerting control over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity.

Of course, there remains the chance that Congress will pass some version of a cybersecurity bill before the president can issue his edict. Congress will be back in town on November 13 and Republican leaders have already telegraphed their intent to “reach across the aisle” and accede to the president’s mandate, including the touting of ObamaCare as “the law of the land.”

Then again, the president famously declared that “we can’t wait” for Congress to act, and given the fact that there are a few other pretty weighty items on the legislative schedule, a cybersecurity executive order isn’t out of the question. The decree would take that topic off Congress’s plate and allow the president greater control over the scope and severity of the regulations governing the “protection” of the nation’s cyberspace infrastructure.

Promises of the White House’s imminent issuing of the edict have been coming for months. The Associated Press (AP) obtained a leaked draft version of the order, but indicated that the source of the document didn’t disclose when the president would sign the order.

Greater evidence of the imminent issuing of the order came on September 19, when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the executive order granting the president sweeping power over the Internet is “close to completion.” …

http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/13600-is-obama%E2%80%99s-cybersecurity-executive-order-imminent?

What a joke.  Do you really think the computers that control critical infrastructure like the electrical grid etc are on the internet?  Do you think they play computer games with internet explorer in their control rooms?  The biggest threat to industrial computers in the USA is stuxnet, which came out of the US and Israeli governments and doesn’t rely on an internet connection in any case.

Only liars need such control.  The virus they’re worried about isn’t a computer virus, it’s the virus of a population awakening to imminent danger from its own bankster controlled zombie government.  Thus the push to illegally “repeal” the second amendment.  The wolves need the sheep disarmed to have their way with us.

Transparency in all things