https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/ en-US http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Military Times: Child Harasser & Left-Wing Tribal Activist Nathan Phillips Never Served in Vietnam States US Military https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/culturewar/military-times-child-harasser-left Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:28:00 +0000 Barry Events and Issues: Credible Resources Military Politics news Culture War Culture War 18968@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rpoTGUSRTwA" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <div class="mco-body-item mco-body-type-text"> <p class="element element-paragraph"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="byline author-by addthis"><span style="color: #000080;">"<a class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" dir="ltr" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NathanPhillips?src=hash" data-query-source="hashtag_click"><span style="color: #000080;">#NathanPhillips</span></a> </span>didn't serve in Vietnam But talks, like he did He, says he's a "Vietnam times veteran" &amp; <span style="color: #ff0000;">"When I come home, those times, I got spit on &amp; called a baby killer."</span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="byline author-by addthis"> Come home? He has never corrected any story calling him a Vietnam vet" ~ Jim Hanson </span></span></strong></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><em><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="byline author-by addthis"><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://twitter.com/Uncle_Jimbo/status/1087849724575653888/video/1" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">(View Twitter Clip</span></a>)</span></span></span></strong></em></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="byline author-by addthis"><br /></span></span></strong></span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/01/23/tribal-elder-in-viral-standoff-video-was-not-a-vietnam-veteran-military-records-show/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="byline author-by addthis">Military Times</span></span></strong></span></a></span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="byline author-by addthis">By: </span><span class="author-name addthis" style="color: #000080;"><span class="author-name"><a class="author-name" href="https://www.militarytimes.com/author/tara-copp" rel="author"><span style="color: #000080;">Tara Copp</span></a></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;">The Native American tribal elder who became the focus of a viral social media controversy over the weekend is not a Vietnam veteran, the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Wednesday.</span></p> </div> <div class="mco-body-item mco-body-type-text"> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;">Nathan Phillips, 64, spent four years in the Marine Corps Reserve and left in 1976 with the rank of private, or E-1, the Marines said in a statement providing his personal releasable information.</span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://www.theclinic.cl/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Captura-12.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="349" /></span></p> </div> <div class="mco-body-item mco-body-type-text"> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;">Previously identified as Nathaniel R. Stanard, Phillips was thrust into the national spotlight after images emerged of what appeared to be a standoff at the Lincoln Memorial between him and a group of students from<span style="color: #000080;"> <a href="https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2019/01/20/students-seen-mocking-native-americans-could-face-expulsion/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">Covington Catholic High School</span></a></span> in Kentucky.</span></p> </div> <div class="mco-body-item mco-body-type-text"> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;">He never deployed, but served as a refrigerator technician and anti-tank missile man; he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal the records show.</span></p> </div> <div class="mco-body-item mco-body-type-text"> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;">Over the weekend, images of the standoff generated immediate public outcry, with many media outlets, including this one, citing reports that Phillips was a Vietnam veteran. </span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;">As fuller versions of the video of the standoff between Phillips, the high school students and a group of activists from the Black Hebrew Israelites surfaced, new questions arose about whether Phillips was a Vietnam veteran. Military Times sent a request to the Marine Corps for Phillips service record on Monday.</span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph"><span style="font-size: small;"><span>In past media interviews, he has been described as a veteran of the Vietnam War and he had previously described himself as a “Recon ranger” who had served during </span><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.vogue.com/projects/13542941/return-to-standing-rock/"><span style="color: #000080;">“Vietnam times.”</span></a></span></span></p> <div> </div> </div> <div id="300x250-0-in-story" class="pb-ad-container 300x250-0-in-story pb-ad pb-ad-prod ad-300X250" data-slot-name="300x250-0-in-story" data-mobile-display="true" data-desktop-display="true" data-google-query-id="CKG13duPheACFcRpwQod2qUDYg"> </div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/culturewar/military-times-child-harasser-left">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>


The Native American tribal elder who became the focus of a viral social media controversy over the weekend is not a Vietnam veteran, the U.S. Marine Corps confirmed Wednesday.

Nathan Phillips, 64, spent four years in the Marine Corps Reserve and left in 1976 with the rank of private, or E-1, the Marines said in a statement providing his personal releasable information.

Previously identified as Nathaniel R. Stanard, Phillips was thrust into the national spotlight after images emerged of what appeared to be a standoff at the Lincoln Memorial between him and a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky.

He never deployed, but served as a refrigerator technician and anti-tank missile man; he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal the records show.

Over the weekend, images of the standoff generated immediate public outcry, with many media outlets, including this one, citing reports that Phillips was a Vietnam veteran.

As fuller versions of the video of the standoff between Phillips, the high school students and a group of activists from the Black Hebrew Israelites surfaced, new questions arose about whether Phillips was a Vietnam veteran. Military Times sent a request to the Marine Corps for Phillips service record on Monday.

In past media interviews, he has been described as a veteran of the Vietnam War and he had previously described himself as a “Recon ranger” who had served during “Vietnam times.”

 
 
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Timeline to Apocalypse: US Likely to Be at War with China in 15 Years Declares Former Head of US Army in Europe https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/timeline-to-apocalypse-us-will Sat, 27 Oct 2018 00:27:00 +0000 Barry Events and Issues: Credible Resources World Military New World Order Politics news 18962@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="http://www.defencebarta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/US-CHINA-WAR-678x381.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="300" /> </span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">As laid out in our popular article, <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="/blogs/index.php/2013/04/25/signs-the-apocalyptic-vision-of-the-daniel-project" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">The Daniel Project:</span></a></span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em><strong><span><span>Biblical Prediction # 18~ The Kings of the East cross the Euphrates River for a great war</span></span></strong></em></strong><span> </span></span></strong> </p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><strong>&#8220;The Bible foretells in Revelation that the kings of the East, who many believe is the nation of China and or Russia along with her ancillary nations, will cross the Euphrates in an invasion of the Mideast and in preparation for war against Israel and perhaps Israel&#8217;s western allies.</strong></span> </p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><strong>The scriptures, in anticipation of this event, speak to the &#8220;angels bound at the River Euphrates&#8221; to lead 2oo million men in battle. The remarkable thing here is the fact that going back through ancient history, at no time was there ever a population capable of producing, arming, and supporting such a massive army of men. Yet, in the modern day, the Chinese army currently lists an active duty capacity of about 318 million men fit for military service, which is about the size of the current US population, if we include illegals.</strong></span> </p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><strong>Interestingly, and at the time of this prophecy of over 1,900 years ago, the population of planet Earth has been estimated at about 100 million people. So, how could an ancient prophet understand that the Earth would be heavily populated [enough] to support this massive of an army?&#8221;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><strong>~ Refocus Notes</strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span><br /></span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-25/we-will-be-war-china-15-years-predicts-former-commander-us-army-europe" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Zerohedge</span></strong></span></a></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">By Tyler Durden</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Days after U.S. warships made a provocative passage through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, further making already strained tensions between the Washington and Beijing  <em>— </em>currently in the midst of a trade war <em>— </em><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-22/taiwan-strait-getting-hot-hot-hot"><span style="color: #000080;">even hotter</span></a>,</span> <strong>the former top commander of the US Army in Europe has predicted the United States and China will likely be at war in 15 years</strong>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges made the bombshell and alarming comments at a Warsaw security forum on Wednesday where <strong>he urged European allies to do more in preparing their own defenses against Russia while Americans focus more on the Pacific</strong>. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Gen. Hodges said, according to the<span style="color: #000080;"> <a href="https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/10/24/us-war-with-china-is-likely-in-15-years-retired-general-says/"><span style="color: #000080;"><em>Military Times</em></span></a>:</span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>I think in 15 years — it&#8217;s not inevitable, but it is a very strong likelihood — that we will be at war with China</strong>. The United States does not have the capacity to do everything it has to do in Europe and in the Pacific to deal with the Chinese threat.</span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">This statement is hugely remarkable in that it signifies the thesis has just <strong>left the domain of academic international relations theoreticians and has now become a guiding assumption of military commanders with years of experience on the ground</strong>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Hodges served as US A</span><span style="font-size: small;">rmy commander in Europe during 2014-17, which makes his warning especially noteworthy, and he&#8217;s now an analyst with the Center for European Policy Analysis. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">He addressed an ongoing policy debate among policy and defense official circles over whether it&#8217;s a mistake for Washington to focus its defensive efforts on &#8220;threats&#8221; like Russian and Iran. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Meanwhile, international relations theorist John Mearsheimer recently drew controversy by expressing publicly at a policy conference that <strong>the United States should cool its rhetoric on Russian and Iran <em>— </em>and even work with the two countries <em>— </em>in order to focus on curtailing the true long-term threat of China</strong>.</span><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://www.strategic-culture.org/images/news/2016/08/09/or-37733.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="320" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">And interestingly, Steve LeVine writing at <em>Axios </em>early this week posed the question long on the Western public&#8217;s mind: <strong>what are the chances of a US-China war?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">While both Gen. Hodges and John Mearsheimer shocked audiences by saying war is almost inevitable on the current trajectory of soaring US-China tensions, Harvard professor and the author agrees with them, and further explains just how this scenario would come about. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">LeVine recently crossed paths with Graham Allison, who published his explosive <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.belfercenter.org/thucydides-trap/overview-thucydides-trap"><span style="color: #000080;">&#8220;Destined For War: Can America And China Escape Thucydides Trap?&#8221;</span></a></span> a year ago which detailed the reasons for a coming major war is all but inevitable, sparking a global debate about the Harvard professor&#8217;s controversial thesis. LeVine followed up with Allison in relation to the recent uptick in tensions in the <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.axios.com/the-trap-china-trump-war-thucydides-d0e60f86-5d73-4e52-acb0-e0db7adf767c.html"><span style="color: #000080;">region of the South China Sea</span></a>: </span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">He said, <strong>if history holds, the U.S. and China appeared headed toward war</strong>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Over the weekend, I asked him for an update — specifically <strong>whether the danger of the two going to war seems to have risen</strong>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>&#8220;Yes,&#8221;</strong> he responded. The chance of war is still less than 50%, but <strong>&#8220;is real — and much more likely than is generally recognized.&#8221;</strong></span></p> </blockquote> <p>LeVine<span style="font-size: small;"> comments of Graham Allison&#8217;s<span style="color: #000080;"> <a href="https://www.axios.com/the-trap-china-trump-war-thucydides-d0e60f86-5d73-4e52-acb0-e0db7adf767c.html"><span style="color: #000080;">central thesis</span></a>,</span> <em>&#8220;Glued to a 2,400-year-old script, the U.S. and China seem to be on the same war-bound path that great powers have taken since Sparta fought upstart Athens.&#8221;</em></span></p> <p>LeVine<span style="font-size: small;"> summarizes, based on Allison&#8217;s latest comments, that now more than ever the two great powers are inching toward that trap in their brinkmanship based on an <strong>&#8220;inexorable, invisible force prodding them to almost inevitable war&#8221;</strong>. Per the <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.axios.com/the-trap-china-trump-war-thucydides-d0e60f86-5d73-4e52-acb0-e0db7adf767c.html"><span style="color: #000080;"><em>Axios</em> report</span></a>:</span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The U.S. has slapped increasing tariffs on Beijing, cordoned off U.S. tech, and jailed a Chinese spy, while Beijing has continued to build its military footprint in the disputed South China Sea, demanded tech secrets from Western companies, and more.</span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">But would the current trade war alone or even wide scale tech theft and a few encounters on the open seas be enough to trigger escalation and actual war?</span></p> <div class="SandboxRoot env-bp-350" data-twitter-event-id="1"> <div id="twitter-widget-1" class="EmbeddedTweet EmbeddedTweet--mediaForward media-forward js-clickToOpenTarget js-tweetIdInfo tweet-InformationCircle-widgetParent" lang="en" data-click-to-open-target="https://twitter.com/KPisarska/status/1055025973748551681" data-iframe-title="Twitter Tweet" data-scribe="page:tweet" data-tweet-id="1055025973748551681" data-twitter-event-id="3"> <div class="MediaCard-media" data-scribe="element:photo"> <br /><div class="MediaCard-widthConstraint js-cspForcedStyle" data-style="max-width: 1200px"> <div class="MediaCard-mediaContainer js-cspForcedStyle" data-style="padding-bottom: 56.2500%"><span style="font-size: small;"><a class="MediaCard-mediaAsset NaturalImage" href="https://twitter.com/KPisarska/status/1055025973748551681/photo/1"><img class="NaturalImage-image" title="View image on Twitter" src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqQ0hbAWoAAcVOA?format=jpg&amp;name=900x900" alt="View image on Twitter" width="600" height="325" data-image="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DqQ0hbAWoAAcVOA" /></a></span></div> <div class="MediaCard-mediaContainer js-cspForcedStyle" data-style="padding-bottom: 56.2500%"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong> NATO after its latest summit is strengthened military but weakened politically while Gen. Ben Hodges predicts war between US and China</strong><strong>  </strong></span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Likely not, says Allison, but instead a WWI type scenario of an unintended domino effect of one-upmanship in which, for example, the simple assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered massive escalation leading to world war. By a similar scenario, writes LeVine of Allison&#8217;s comments, <strong>&#8220;the two countries will be pulled into conflict by miscalculation involving a third party, such as Taiwan.&#8221;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Says Professor<span style="color: #000080;"> <a href="https://www.axios.com/the-trap-china-trump-war-thucydides-d0e60f86-5d73-4e52-acb0-e0db7adf767c.html"><span style="color: #000080;">Graham Allison</span></a>:</span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;What happens is that <strong>a third-party provocation, an accident, becomes a trigger to which one of the two feels obliged to respond</strong>. and they find themselves in a war that neither wanted.&#8221;</span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">We saw precisely this almost happen between the US and Russia over Syria on multiple occasions over the past two years <em>— </em>especially with the September accidental downing of the Russian IL-20 surveillance plane with 15 crew members on board after US ally Israel launched a wide scale missile assault on Syrian government facilities. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">But with the former commander of US Army forces in Europe<strong> now saying &#8220;in 15 years we will be at war with China&#8221;</strong> the thesis has just left the domain of academic international relations theoreticians and has now become <strong>a guiding assumption of top military commanders</strong>. </span></p> <p> </p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/timeline-to-apocalypse-us-will">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>  

As laid out in our popular article, The Daniel Project:

Biblical Prediction # 18~ The Kings of the East cross the Euphrates River for a great war  

“The Bible foretells in Revelation that the kings of the East, who many believe is the nation of China and or Russia along with her ancillary nations, will cross the Euphrates in an invasion of the Mideast and in preparation for war against Israel and perhaps Israel’s western allies. 

The scriptures, in anticipation of this event, speak to the “angels bound at the River Euphrates” to lead 2oo million men in battle. The remarkable thing here is the fact that going back through ancient history, at no time was there ever a population capable of producing, arming, and supporting such a massive army of men. Yet, in the modern day, the Chinese army currently lists an active duty capacity of about 318 million men fit for military service, which is about the size of the current US population, if we include illegals. 

Interestingly, and at the time of this prophecy of over 1,900 years ago, the population of planet Earth has been estimated at about 100 million people. So, how could an ancient prophet understand that the Earth would be heavily populated [enough] to support this massive of an army?”

~ Refocus Notes


Zerohedge

By Tyler Durden


Days after U.S. warships made a provocative passage through the Taiwan Strait on Monday, further making already strained tensions between the Washington and Beijing  — currently in the midst of a trade war — even hotter, the former top commander of the US Army in Europe has predicted the United States and China will likely be at war in 15 years

Retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges made the bombshell and alarming comments at a Warsaw security forum on Wednesday where he urged European allies to do more in preparing their own defenses against Russia while Americans focus more on the Pacific

Gen. Hodges said, according to the Military Times:

I think in 15 years — it’s not inevitable, but it is a very strong likelihood — that we will be at war with China. The United States does not have the capacity to do everything it has to do in Europe and in the Pacific to deal with the Chinese threat.

This statement is hugely remarkable in that it signifies the thesis has just left the domain of academic international relations theoreticians and has now become a guiding assumption of military commanders with years of experience on the ground.

Hodges served as US Army commander in Europe during 2014-17, which makes his warning especially noteworthy, and he’s now an analyst with the Center for European Policy Analysis.

He addressed an ongoing policy debate among policy and defense official circles over whether it’s a mistake for Washington to focus its defensive efforts on “threats” like Russian and Iran. 

Meanwhile, international relations theorist John Mearsheimer recently drew controversy by expressing publicly at a policy conference that the United States should cool its rhetoric on Russian and Iran — and even work with the two countries — in order to focus on curtailing the true long-term threat of China. 

And interestingly, Steve LeVine writing at Axios early this week posed the question long on the Western public’s mind: what are the chances of a US-China war?

While both Gen. Hodges and John Mearsheimer shocked audiences by saying war is almost inevitable on the current trajectory of soaring US-China tensions, Harvard professor and the author agrees with them, and further explains just how this scenario would come about. 

LeVine recently crossed paths with Graham Allison, who published his explosive “Destined For War: Can America And China Escape Thucydides Trap?” a year ago which detailed the reasons for a coming major war is all but inevitable, sparking a global debate about the Harvard professor’s controversial thesis. LeVine followed up with Allison in relation to the recent uptick in tensions in the region of the South China Sea

He said, if history holds, the U.S. and China appeared headed toward war.

Over the weekend, I asked him for an update — specifically whether the danger of the two going to war seems to have risen.

“Yes,” he responded. The chance of war is still less than 50%, but “is real — and much more likely than is generally recognized.”

LeVine comments of Graham Allison’s central thesis, “Glued to a 2,400-year-old script, the U.S. and China seem to be on the same war-bound path that great powers have taken since Sparta fought upstart Athens.”

LeVine summarizes, based on Allison’s latest comments, that now more than ever the two great powers are inching toward that trap in their brinkmanship based on an “inexorable, invisible force prodding them to almost inevitable war”. Per the Axios report:

The U.S. has slapped increasing tariffs on Beijing, cordoned off U.S. tech, and jailed a Chinese spy, while Beijing has continued to build its military footprint in the disputed South China Sea, demanded tech secrets from Western companies, and more.

But would the current trade war alone or even wide scale tech theft and a few encounters on the open seas be enough to trigger escalation and actual war?


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 NATO after its latest summit is strengthened military but weakened politically while Gen. Ben Hodges predicts war between US and China  

Likely not, says Allison, but instead a WWI type scenario of an unintended domino effect of one-upmanship in which, for example, the simple assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered massive escalation leading to world war. By a similar scenario, writes LeVine of Allison’s comments, “the two countries will be pulled into conflict by miscalculation involving a third party, such as Taiwan.”

Says Professor Graham Allison:

“What happens is that a third-party provocation, an accident, becomes a trigger to which one of the two feels obliged to respond. and they find themselves in a war that neither wanted.”

We saw precisely this almost happen between the US and Russia over Syria on multiple occasions over the past two years — especially with the September accidental downing of the Russian IL-20 surveillance plane with 15 crew members on board after US ally Israel launched a wide scale missile assault on Syrian government facilities. 

But with the former commander of US Army forces in Europe now saying “in 15 years we will be at war with China” the thesis has just left the domain of academic international relations theoreticians and has now become a guiding assumption of top military commanders

 

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What Did Obama Know? FBI Refuses to Release Dozens of Uranium-One-Related Memos in Ongoing Efforts to Protect Corrupt Obama Administration https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/politics/what-did-obama-know-fbi Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:37:00 +0000 Barry Events and Issues: Credible Resources Economy Military New World Order Politics news 18952@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <p><img src="https://stream.org/wp-content/uploads/Hillary-Clinton-Barrack-Obama-Uranium-One-Russia-Deals-900.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="350" /></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;">ZeroHedge</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;">by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden"><span style="color: #000080;">Tyler Durden</span></a></span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The FBI has refused to declassify 37 pages of materials related to the Uranium One deal, citing national security and the privacy issues, reports<span style="color: #000080;"> </span><span style="color: #000080;"><em><a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/409356-fbis-37-secret-pages-of-memos-about-russia-clintons-and-uranium-one"><span style="color: #000080;">The Hill</span></a></em></span><span style="color: #000080;">'s</span>, John Solomon. The documents are thought to contain information regarding then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's involvement, as well as the Obama administration's knowledge of the controversial deal. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The existence of the documents became known after a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release of related material contained an entry entitled "<strong>Uranium One Transaction.</strong>" The publicly available portion includes benign material, such as public letters from members of Congress who demanded information on the Uranium One approval. </span></p> <div id="el_312967617" data-google-query-id="CIiasO6A6d0CFQYYPwodS1QPpA"> <div id="google_ads_iframe_/5206/invc.zerohedge/commodities_uranium_2__container__"><span style="font-size: small;"><iframe id="google_ads_iframe_/5206/invc.zerohedge/commodities_uranium_2" title="3rd party ad content" name="google_ads_iframe_/5206/invc.zerohedge/commodities_uranium_2" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" width="3" height="7" data-load-complete="true"></iframe></span></div> </div> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Perhaps the FBI’s unexpected “release” — and I use that word loosely, since they gave up no public information of importance — in the FOIA vault was a warning flare designed to remind America there might be evidence worth looking at.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">One former U.S. official, who had access to the evidence shared with CFIUS during the Uranium One deal, said this to me: “<strong>There is definitely material that would be illuminating to the issues that have been raised. Somebody should fight to make it public</strong>.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">That somebody could be President Trump, <strong>who could add these 37 pages of now-secret documents to his declassification order</strong> he is considering in the Russia case. -<span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/409356-fbis-37-secret-pages-of-memos-about-russia-clintons-and-uranium-one"><span style="color: #000080;">The Hill</span></a></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>William Campbell and the FBI </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">In October of 2017, John Solomon and Alison Spann broke the story of former CIA and FBI undercover agent, William D Campbell - who remained unnamed until this year. Campbell was deeply embedded in the Russian nuclear industry while Robert Mueller was the Director of the FBI - which paid him a $51,000 "thank you" award for his service.</span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">“<strong>For several years my relationship with the CIA consisted of being debriefed after foreign travel</strong>,” Campbell noted in his testimony, which was obtained by this reporter. “<strong>Gradually, the relationship evolved into the CIA tasking me to travel to specific countries to obtain specific information.</strong> In the 1990’s I developed a working relationship with Kazakhstan and Russia in their nuclear energy industries. <strong>When I told the CIA of this development, I was turned over to FBI counterintelligence agents.</strong>” <span style="color: #000080;">-<em><a href="https://saraacarter.com/fbi-informant-uranium-one-breaks-silence-today/"><span style="color: #000080;">saracarter.com</span></a> </em></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">While undercover, Campbell was forced by the Russians (with the FBI's blessing) to launder large sums of money - which allowed the FBI to uncover a massive <strong>Russian "nuclear money-laundering apparatus.</strong>" Campbell claims to have collected over 5,000 documents along with<span style="color: #000080;"> <a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-18/fbi-informant-has-video-russian-agents-briefcases-bribe-money-clinton-uranium-scanda"><span style="color: #000080;">video evidence</span></a> </span>of money being stuffed into suitcases, Russians bragging about bribing the West,<strong> and millions of dollars routed to the Clinton Foundation. </strong></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The evidence was compiled as Secretary Clinton courted Russia for better relations, as her husband former President Clinton collected a $500,000 speech payday in Moscow, and as the Obama administration approved the sale of a U.S. mining company, Uranium One, to Rosatom. <span style="color: #000080;">-<a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/409356-fbis-37-secret-pages-of-memos-about-russia-clintons-and-uranium-one"><span style="color: #000080;">The Hill</span></a></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Campbell initially discovered that <strong>Moscow had compromised a Maryland-based uranium trucking firm, Transport Logistics International (TLI) in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act </strong>– which bribed a Russian nuclear official in exchange for a contract transport Russian-mined U.S. uranium, including "yellowcake" uranium secured in the Uranium One deal.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">He delivered bribes from TLI in $50,000 increments to Russian nuclear official Vadim Mikerin of Tenex. Under orders from the FBI in order to maintain his cover, Campbell fronted hundreds of thousands of dollars he says he was never reimbursed for. As a result of Campbell's work, TLI co-president Mark Lambert was charged in an <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-13/doj-unseals-11-count-indictment-involving-uranium-one-scandal?src=ilaw&amp;page=6"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong>11-count indictment</strong></span></a></span> in connection with the scheme, while Vadim Mikerin, who resides in Maryland, was <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-russian-nuclear-energy-official-sentenced-48-months-prison-money-laundering-conspiracy"><span style="color: #000080;">prosecuted in 2015</span></a> </span>and handed a four-year sentence.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Second</strong>, Campbell says that Russian nuclear officials revealed a <strong>scheme to route millions of dollars to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)</strong> through lobbying firm ARPCO, which was expected to funnel a portion of its annual $3 million lobbying fee to the charity. </span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">“The contract called for <strong>four payments of $750,000 over twelve months.</strong> APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative <strong>as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.</strong>“ -<em>William Campbell</em></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Campbell told Congressional investigators that the Uranium One deal along with billions in other uranium contracts inside the United States during the Obama administration was part of a "<strong>Russian uranium dominance strategy</strong>" involving Tenex and its American arm Tenem - both subsidiaries of state-owned Russian energy company Rosatom. </span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">“The emails and documents I intercepted during 2010 made clear that <strong>Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One</strong> – for both its Kazakh and American assets – <strong>was part of Russia’s geopolitical strategy to gain leverage in global energy markets</strong>,” he testified.  “<strong>I obtained documentary proof that Tenex was helping Rosatom win CFIUS approval</strong>, including an October 6, 2010 email …  asking me specifically to help overcome opposition to the Uranium One deal.” </span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">“Rosatom/Tenex threw a party to celebrate, which was widely attended by American nuclear industry officials. At the request of the FBI, I attended and recorded video footage of Tenma's new offices,” he added.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Officials with APCO - the lobbying firm accused of funneling the money to the Clinton Global Initiative, told <em>The Hill </em>that its support for CGI and its work for Russia were not connected in any way, and involved different divisions of the firm. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>What did Obama know?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">As Solomon notes, a giant question remains that may be solved by the release of the 37-pages of classified information; what did the Obama administration know about this? </span></p> <blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Did the FBI notify then-President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other leaders on the CFIUS board about Rosatom’s dark deeds before the Uranium One sale was approved, or did the bureau drop the ball and fail to alert policymakers?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Neither outcome is particularly comforting. Either the United States, eyes wide open, approved giving uranium assets to a corrupt Russia, or the FBI failed to give the evidence of criminality to the policymakers before such a momentous decision. -<span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/409356-fbis-37-secret-pages-of-memos-about-russia-clintons-and-uranium-one"><span style="color: #000080;">The Hill</span></a></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Campbell says that his FBI handlers assured him that Obama had been briefed by then-FBI Director Mueller on Rosatom's criminal activities as part of the president's daily briefing, however, "politics" was the reason that the sale was approved anyway. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #ff0000;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #ff0000;"><strong>Continue Reading:</strong></span><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><a href="https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-02/uranium-one-fbi-refuses-release-three-dozen-secret-memos-involving-clintons-russia" target="_blank">  <span style="color: #000080;">Smearing Campbell</span></a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><br /></strong></span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/politics/what-did-obama-know-fbi">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>

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by Tyler Durden


The FBI has refused to declassify 37 pages of materials related to the Uranium One deal, citing national security and the privacy issues, reports The Hill's, John Solomon. The documents are thought to contain information regarding then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's involvement, as well as the Obama administration's knowledge of the controversial deal. 

The existence of the documents became known after a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release of related material contained an entry entitled "Uranium One Transaction." The publicly available portion includes benign material, such as public letters from members of Congress who demanded information on the Uranium One approval. 

Perhaps the FBI’s unexpected “release” — and I use that word loosely, since they gave up no public information of importance — in the FOIA vault was a warning flare designed to remind America there might be evidence worth looking at.

One former U.S. official, who had access to the evidence shared with CFIUS during the Uranium One deal, said this to me: “There is definitely material that would be illuminating to the issues that have been raised. Somebody should fight to make it public.”

That somebody could be President Trump, who could add these 37 pages of now-secret documents to his declassification order he is considering in the Russia case. -The Hill

William Campbell and the FBI 

In October of 2017, John Solomon and Alison Spann broke the story of former CIA and FBI undercover agent, William D Campbell - who remained unnamed until this year. Campbell was deeply embedded in the Russian nuclear industry while Robert Mueller was the Director of the FBI - which paid him a $51,000 "thank you" award for his service.

For several years my relationship with the CIA consisted of being debriefed after foreign travel,” Campbell noted in his testimony, which was obtained by this reporter. “Gradually, the relationship evolved into the CIA tasking me to travel to specific countries to obtain specific information. In the 1990’s I developed a working relationship with Kazakhstan and Russia in their nuclear energy industries. When I told the CIA of this development, I was turned over to FBI counterintelligence agents.-saracarter.com 

While undercover, Campbell was forced by the Russians (with the FBI's blessing) to launder large sums of money - which allowed the FBI to uncover a massive Russian "nuclear money-laundering apparatus." Campbell claims to have collected over 5,000 documents along with video evidence of money being stuffed into suitcases, Russians bragging about bribing the West, and millions of dollars routed to the Clinton Foundation. 

The evidence was compiled as Secretary Clinton courted Russia for better relations, as her husband former President Clinton collected a $500,000 speech payday in Moscow, and as the Obama administration approved the sale of a U.S. mining company, Uranium One, to Rosatom. -The Hill

Campbell initially discovered that Moscow had compromised a Maryland-based uranium trucking firm, Transport Logistics International (TLI) in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – which bribed a Russian nuclear official in exchange for a contract transport Russian-mined U.S. uranium, including "yellowcake" uranium secured in the Uranium One deal.

He delivered bribes from TLI in $50,000 increments to Russian nuclear official Vadim Mikerin of Tenex. Under orders from the FBI in order to maintain his cover, Campbell fronted hundreds of thousands of dollars he says he was never reimbursed for. As a result of Campbell's work, TLI co-president Mark Lambert was charged in an 11-count indictment in connection with the scheme, while Vadim Mikerin, who resides in Maryland, was prosecuted in 2015 and handed a four-year sentence.

Second, Campbell says that Russian nuclear officials revealed a scheme to route millions of dollars to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) through lobbying firm ARPCO, which was expected to funnel a portion of its annual $3 million lobbying fee to the charity. 

“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.“ -William Campbell

Campbell told Congressional investigators that the Uranium One deal along with billions in other uranium contracts inside the United States during the Obama administration was part of a "Russian uranium dominance strategy" involving Tenex and its American arm Tenem - both subsidiaries of state-owned Russian energy company Rosatom. 

“The emails and documents I intercepted during 2010 made clear that Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One – for both its Kazakh and American assets – was part of Russia’s geopolitical strategy to gain leverage in global energy markets,” he testified.  “I obtained documentary proof that Tenex was helping Rosatom win CFIUS approval, including an October 6, 2010 email …  asking me specifically to help overcome opposition to the Uranium One deal.” 

“Rosatom/Tenex threw a party to celebrate, which was widely attended by American nuclear industry officials. At the request of the FBI, I attended and recorded video footage of Tenma's new offices,” he added.

Officials with APCO - the lobbying firm accused of funneling the money to the Clinton Global Initiative, told The Hill that its support for CGI and its work for Russia were not connected in any way, and involved different divisions of the firm. 

What did Obama know?

As Solomon notes, a giant question remains that may be solved by the release of the 37-pages of classified information; what did the Obama administration know about this? 

Did the FBI notify then-President Obama, Hillary Clinton and other leaders on the CFIUS board about Rosatom’s dark deeds before the Uranium One sale was approved, or did the bureau drop the ball and fail to alert policymakers?

Neither outcome is particularly comforting. Either the United States, eyes wide open, approved giving uranium assets to a corrupt Russia, or the FBI failed to give the evidence of criminality to the policymakers before such a momentous decision. -The Hill

Campbell says that his FBI handlers assured him that Obama had been briefed by then-FBI Director Mueller on Rosatom's criminal activities as part of the president's daily briefing, however, "politics" was the reason that the sale was approved anyway. 


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Conspiracy Theories Point to Aliens: Black Helicopter Sighted as Officials Remain Close-Lipped on Mysterious Lock-Down of Solar Observatory https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/science/conspiracy-theories-point-to-aliens Sat, 15 Sep 2018 18:35:00 +0000 Barry Events and Issues: Credible Resources Military Politics Science Immigration / Illegal Aliens news 18944@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/151/750x445/1016998.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" /></span></p> <p><a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: #121617; text-decoration-line: none; outline: -webkit-focus-ring-color auto 5px; outline-offset: -2px; font-family: 'Stag Light', Georgia, serif; font-size: 30px;" href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/" data-ref-page-element="art:nav:1:home">nzherald.co.nz</a></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">At a small solar observatory tucked away in the woods of a national forest here, scientists and other personnel were commanded last week to leave at once.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> A week later, the facility remains vacant, and no one is willing to say why.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The mysterious and lengthy evacuation, in a state known for secretive military testing and a suspected UFO crash, has spawned a wealth of speculation. Did the researchers spot something extraterrestrial? Was the solar telescope hacked by a foreign power and deployed to spy on, say, the state&#8217;s missile testing range? Or is there an innocuous explanation, suppressed only because of corporate and government resistance to transparency?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/resizer/mCRI3X18d_Ne6VwPKF74K0n38_U=/620x349/smart/filters:quality(70)/arc-anglerfish-syd-prod-nzme.s3.amazonaws.com/public/MQXZ4NN7OBFAZFRJB77LUHH7OQ.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="349" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">On Friday, the entrance to the National Solar Observatory was blocked by yellow crime scene tape and two security guards, who said even they had been kept in the dark. The guards, from Red Rock Security &amp; Patrol in Las Cruces, New Mexico, didn&#8217;t give their names but said it was the first day the company was guarding the entrance and only the &#8220;director and an assistant&#8221; were allowed in. There was no obvious sign of law enforcement activity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">We don&#8217;t know anything. We&#8217;re just as curious as anyone else,&#8221; one guard said. A spokeswoman for the nonprofit group that runs the facility said the organization was addressing a &#8220;security issue,&#8221; but would offer no additional information, other than, &#8220;I can tell you it definitely wasn&#8217;t aliens.&#8221; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">She said Friday the facility &#8220;will remain closed until further notice.&#8221; Neither the FBI - which was spotted on the premises around the time of the evacuation - nor those who worked at the facility would tell local law enforcement what had happened, said Otero County Sheriff Benny House.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> They wouldn&#8217;t give us any details,&#8221; House said. &#8220;I&#8217;ve got ideas, but I don&#8217;t want to put them out there. That&#8217;s how bad press or rumors get started, and it&#8217;ll cause paranoia, or I might satisfy everybody&#8217;s mind and I might be totally off base."Unlike some of New Mexico&#8217;s other research facilities, the solar observatory in Sunspot is not usually shrouded in such secrecy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The facility - in the Lincoln National Forest in the southern part of the state - is open to the public, and the scientists who work there offer guided tours of the site, said James McAteer, a professor at New Mexico State University and director of the Sunspot Solar Observatory consortium. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">When they&#8217;re not doing that, they use a special telescope and other instruments to study the sun. There are homes on the site where staff members live.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The Sunspot observatory sits at more than 9,000 feet and is part of a larger astronomy research facility on the site. The adjacent Apache Point Observatory, a collection of telescopes about a half-mile away, was operating as normal on Friday, with about a dozen cars parked outside.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">House, the sheriff, said that just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 6, </span>the staff<span style="font-size: small;"> at the Sunspot facility called to report they were &#8220;evacuating the building,&#8221; and asked if deputies could assist. He said a sergeant and a deputy were dispatched and told upon arrival that the FBI had been there earlier. But neither </span>staff<span style="font-size: small;"> nor the bureau would explain why the facility had to be vacated, House said. He said a volunteer fire chief claimed the FBI had told him there had been a &#8220;credible threat&#8221; but would provide no details</span>. The<span style="font-size: small;"> sheriff&#8217;s office, House said, saw no evidence of a threat, and left after a few hours.</span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.5em; width: 620px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro Light', Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;We tried to find out the threat and what their concerns were,&#8221; House said. &#8220;They wouldn&#8217;t identify anything. They were pretty hush mouthed about it.&#8221;</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">McAteer said his consortium assigns four researchers to the facility, although the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), another consortium, manages the buildings and other infrastructure with another four or five people.</span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.5em; width: 620px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro That consortium, McAteer said, had ordered the site vacated, providing no other reason than a;"><span style="font-size: small;">My people, we didn&#8217;t do the evacuation, and we do the science,&#8221; McAteer said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The property manager also came into the post office on the facility and asked the woman working there to leave, but gave no indication why that was necessary, said Rod Spurgeon, a Postal Service spokesman. Spurgeon said post office operations have continued at the nearby Cloudcroft facility.</span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.5em; width: 620px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro Light', Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">Kinsey Featherston, a spokeswoman for Rep. Stevan Pearce, R-N.M., said the congressman&#8217;s office had reached out to the FBI and were told &#8220;it is an ongoing investigation.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;We will continue monitoring the situation, but at this time, we have no information,&#8221; she said. An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment, referring questions about the matter to the consortium that manages the buildings. Shari Lifson, an AURA spokeswoman, said in a statement that her group was &#8220;addressing a security issue&#8221; and had &#8220;decided to temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview/image/upload/c_limit,f_auto,h_445,q_70,w_660/v1/clients/newmexico/unsolvedmysteries_d568b3fa-f43c-403f-8857-d0615a0318c5.jpg" alt="" width="488" height="265" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> She said they were &#8220;working with the proper authorities on this issue,&#8221; although she declined to specify who those authorities were. Lifson also declined to specify the security issue, other than to dispute the idea aliens were involved. The solar observatory is about a 2 1/2-hour drive from Roswell, New Mexico, the site of a now infamous crash in 1947 that the Air Force later claimed was an experiment designed to detect Soviet nuclear activity by monitoring sound waves. The incident sparked so much interest that there is now a UFO museum in the city.</span></p> <p class="element element-paragraph" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.5em; width: 620px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro Light', Helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">House said his deputies spotted a Black Hawk helicopter in the area around the time the building was evacuated - although he noted that is not uncommon.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Sunspot and Apache Point offer scenic views of the Tularosa Basin, which includes two sensitive military sites, including Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range. A public affairs officer at White Sands said there was no testing or other activity at the range that would have prompted the evacuation in Sunspot. As of Friday, the observatory was still shuttered, although McAteer said the researchers were ready to return &#8220;as soon as possible.&#8221; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The observatory even seemed to embrace the interest in the mysterious evacuation, writing on its website, &#8220;With the excitement this closure has generated, we hope you will come and visit us when we do reopen, and see for yourself the services we provide for science and public outreach in heliophysics.&#8221;</span></p> <div class="item-text no-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 15px;"> <div class="story-category section-world-color header-label" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: #3374ba; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 10px; line-height: 1; font-family: 'Stag Sans Book', Helvetica, sans-serif;"> </div> <h3 class="story-title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Stag Book', Georgia, serif; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.2em; color: #4c585d; margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-kerning: normal; letter-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: #000080;"><a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none; outline: -webkit-focus-ring-color auto 5px; outline-offset: -2px;" href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&amp;objectid=12125875" data-ref-page-element="art:right:latestlist:8:2"><span style="color: #000080;">Pope pays tribute in Sicily to priest slain by Mafia</span></a></span></strong></h3> <div class="both-times" style="box-sizing: border-box; width: 300px; height: 15px; color: #9e9f9f; font-size: 12px;"> </div> </div> <div class="item-text no-image" style="box-sizing: border-box; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 15px;"> <h3 class="story-title" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Stag Book', Georgia, serif; font-weight: 500; line-height: 1.2em; color: #4c585d; margin: 0px; font-size: 16px; font-kerning: normal; letter-spacing: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: #000080;"><a style="box-sizing: border-box; background-color: transparent; text-decoration-line: none;" href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&amp;objectid=12125973" data-ref-page-element="art:right:latestlist:8:3"><span style="color: #000080;">Man indicted on murder charges in deaths of Arizona girls</span></a></span></strong></h3> <p><strong><span style="color: #000080;"><span style="color: #000080;"><br /></span></span></strong></p> </div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/science/conspiracy-theories-point-to-aliens">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>

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At a small solar observatory tucked away in the woods of a national forest here, scientists and other personnel were commanded last week to leave at once.

A week later, the facility remains vacant, and no one is willing to say why.

The mysterious and lengthy evacuation, in a state known for secretive military testing and a suspected UFO crash, has spawned a wealth of speculation. Did the researchers spot something extraterrestrial? Was the solar telescope hacked by a foreign power and deployed to spy on, say, the state’s missile testing range? Or is there an innocuous explanation, suppressed only because of corporate and government resistance to transparency?

On Friday, the entrance to the National Solar Observatory was blocked by yellow crime scene tape and two security guards, who said even they had been kept in the dark. The guards, from Red Rock Security & Patrol in Las Cruces, New Mexico, didn’t give their names but said it was the first day the company was guarding the entrance and only the “director and an assistant” were allowed in. There was no obvious sign of law enforcement activity.

We don’t know anything. We’re just as curious as anyone else,” one guard said. A spokeswoman for the nonprofit group that runs the facility said the organization was addressing a “security issue,” but would offer no additional information, other than, “I can tell you it definitely wasn’t aliens.”

She said Friday the facility “will remain closed until further notice.” Neither the FBI - which was spotted on the premises around the time of the evacuation - nor those who worked at the facility would tell local law enforcement what had happened, said Otero County Sheriff Benny House.

They wouldn’t give us any details,” House said. “I’ve got ideas, but I don’t want to put them out there. That’s how bad press or rumors get started, and it’ll cause paranoia, or I might satisfy everybody’s mind and I might be totally off base."Unlike some of New Mexico’s other research facilities, the solar observatory in Sunspot is not usually shrouded in such secrecy.

The facility - in the Lincoln National Forest in the southern part of the state - is open to the public, and the scientists who work there offer guided tours of the site, said James McAteer, a professor at New Mexico State University and director of the Sunspot Solar Observatory consortium.

When they’re not doing that, they use a special telescope and other instruments to study the sun. There are homes on the site where staff members live.

The Sunspot observatory sits at more than 9,000 feet and is part of a larger astronomy research facility on the site. The adjacent Apache Point Observatory, a collection of telescopes about a half-mile away, was operating as normal on Friday, with about a dozen cars parked outside.

House, the sheriff, said that just before 10 a.m. on Sept. 6, the staff at the Sunspot facility called to report they were “evacuating the building,” and asked if deputies could assist. He said a sergeant and a deputy were dispatched and told upon arrival that the FBI had been there earlier. But neither staff nor the bureau would explain why the facility had to be vacated, House said. He said a volunteer fire chief claimed the FBI had told him there had been a “credible threat” but would provide no details. The sheriff’s office, House said, saw no evidence of a threat, and left after a few hours.

“We tried to find out the threat and what their concerns were,” House said. “They wouldn’t identify anything. They were pretty hush mouthed about it.”

McAteer said his consortium assigns four researchers to the facility, although the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), another consortium, manages the buildings and other infrastructure with another four or five people.

My people, we didn’t do the evacuation, and we do the science,” McAteer said.

The property manager also came into the post office on the facility and asked the woman working there to leave, but gave no indication why that was necessary, said Rod Spurgeon, a Postal Service spokesman. Spurgeon said post office operations have continued at the nearby Cloudcroft facility.

Kinsey Featherston, a spokeswoman for Rep. Stevan Pearce, R-N.M., said the congressman’s office had reached out to the FBI and were told “it is an ongoing investigation.”

“We will continue monitoring the situation, but at this time, we have no information,” she said. An FBI spokeswoman declined to comment, referring questions about the matter to the consortium that manages the buildings. Shari Lifson, an AURA spokeswoman, said in a statement that her group was “addressing a security issue” and had “decided to temporarily vacate the facility as a precautionary measure.”

She said they were “working with the proper authorities on this issue,” although she declined to specify who those authorities were. Lifson also declined to specify the security issue, other than to dispute the idea aliens were involved. The solar observatory is about a 2 1/2-hour drive from Roswell, New Mexico, the site of a now infamous crash in 1947 that the Air Force later claimed was an experiment designed to detect Soviet nuclear activity by monitoring sound waves. The incident sparked so much interest that there is now a UFO museum in the city.

House said his deputies spotted a Black Hawk helicopter in the area around the time the building was evacuated - although he noted that is not uncommon.

Sunspot and Apache Point offer scenic views of the Tularosa Basin, which includes two sensitive military sites, including Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Range. A public affairs officer at White Sands said there was no testing or other activity at the range that would have prompted the evacuation in Sunspot. As of Friday, the observatory was still shuttered, although McAteer said the researchers were ready to return “as soon as possible.”

The observatory even seemed to embrace the interest in the mysterious evacuation, writing on its website, “With the excitement this closure has generated, we hope you will come and visit us when we do reopen, and see for yourself the services we provide for science and public outreach in heliophysics.”

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EU Global Elites Refuse Payment of NATO Defense While Trashing America & Leaders: Now Despondent Over Possible Removal of US Troops By Trump https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/eu-global-elites-refuse-payment Fri, 06 Jul 2018 22:22:00 +0000 Barry World Military New World Order Politics news 18921@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <div class="byline element-spacing-small"> <p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;"><strong><img src="https://qz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/rtx3m3xv.jpg?quality=80&amp;strip=all&amp;w=3500" alt="" width="600" height="400" /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;"><strong>It seems, now, that both elections &amp; even attitudes have consequences, not to mention the draconian trade tariffs designed to aid the EU while penalizing US businesses.</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;"><strong>Why should America continually defend Europeans who are too lazy and too cheap to defend themselves, while they simultaneously bash both the US President &amp; the policies that the American people who put Trump into office, are standing behind?</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;"><strong>If the EU wants to have such a good friend, in America, they will need to be a good friend, to America&#8211;most especially when their hands are out for a free defense&#8230;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;"><strong>The US military is NOT Europe&#8217;s Free mercenary force&#8230;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080; font-size: small;"><strong>~ Refocus Notes</strong></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080;"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000080;"><strong><span class="ng_byline_name"><br /></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article214324579.html" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000080;"><strong><span class="ng_byline_name">McClatchy DC News</span></strong></span></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span class="ng_byline_name">BY ANITA KUMAR AND FRANCO ORDOÑEZ</span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span class="ng_byline_name"><br /></span></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>WASHINGTON ) </strong></span><span style="font-size: small;">After 18 months of Donald Trump&#8217;s &#8220;America First&#8221; presidency, European leaders meeting with him next week fear the United States may change its traditional course and begin to bring American troops home from the continent.</span></p> </div> <div class="dateline-storybody"> <div id="story-target" class="clearfix"> <div id="content-body-" class="content-body"> <p><span style="font-size: small;">It comes as nations, especially in Eastern Europe, are lobbying the United States to increase the number of troops on the continent as they worry about combating an increasingly aggressive Russia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Trump has talked about bringing U.S. troops home from around the globe since he was on the campaign trail espousing a strategy he dubbed &#8220;America First” but he has yet to act. </span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;They are scared to death,&#8221; former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told McClatchy. &#8220;They are worried about a very unpredictable president of the United States. They are increasingly worried he is going to do things not based on what&#8217;s in the best interest..but based solely on his vision of &#8216;America First.&#8217; &#8220;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">The Pentagon is already reviewing the impact of withdrawing some of the 35,000 active-duty American troops in Germany, the Washington Post <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-assessing-cost-of-keeping-troops-in-germany-as-trump-battles-with-europe/2018/06/29/94689094-ca9f-490c-b3be-b135970de3fc_story.html?utm_term=.4df6f80ccaed" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">reported</span></a> </span>last month.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/139/590x/1-Trump-730141.jpg" alt="" width="590" height="350" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The fate of American troops in Europe is not expected to be on the agenda of the Brussels meeting of NATO — the alliance formed after World War II to counter a Soviet, now Russian, threat — but will loom large, as it comes just before Trump&#8217;s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Some worry an unpredictable Trump, at the U.S.-Russia summit, could agree to take the first steps to embolden Russia, such as halting military exercises or agreeing that Crimea, a region of Ukraine annexed by Russia in 2014, belongs to Russia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/about/experts/list/magnus-nordenman#fullbio" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">Magnus Nordenman</span></a></span>, who worked as a defense analyst and a strategic planning consultant for major European defense industry companies, said European allies are &#8220;absolutely worried&#8221; after hearing Trump disparage allies of the G-7, as well as NATO members&#8217; contributions and seeing him eager to meet Putin as well as North Korean dictator <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article166137207.html" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">Kim Jong-un</span></a>.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;There is an element of uncertainty in all this,&#8221; said Nordenman, now the director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. &#8220;But we all need to take a bit of a breath here&#8230;and hope the president is in a good mood when he goes to Brussels.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">A senior administration official with knowledge of the situation but not authorized to speak publicly did not initially answer the question about possible troop withdrawals on a conference call with reporters. But when asked a second time, the official said Trump is not expected to threaten troop withdrawals in Germany or elsewhere.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Congress is likely to oppose troop withdrawals and could pass legislation to prevent Trump from using the money to move the military.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Trump has criticized international alliances and organizations, even the <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/813500123053490176" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">United Nations</span></a>,</span> and European allies fear he is less committed to their security and NATO as previous U.S. presidents. Last month, he abruptly refused to sign a joint statement with the G-7, the world&#8217;s largest economies following a meeting in Canada.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">“At a time when the transatlantic relationship between Europe and the U.S. is under a lot of pressure over disagreements on Iran and trade, NATO is really at the core of this relationship and will Trump — by basically criticizing the Europeans and conditioning American support — bring more disunity within the alliance,&#8221; said <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://carnegieendowment.org/experts/1342" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">Erik Brattberg</span></a>,</span> director of the Carnegie Endowment&#8217;s Europe program who is in touch with a few diplomats who are concerned about Trump’s possible reduction of troops. &#8220;It would weaken the alliance and provide new opportunities for countries like Russia to take advantage of that.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">A third of active-duty U.S. military troops overseas — more than 60,000 — are stationed in Europe, including 35,000 in Germany, 12,000 in Italy, 8,500 in the United Kingdom and 3,300 in Spain, according to a <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/08/22/u-s-active-duty-military-presence-overseas-is-at-its-smallest-in-decades/" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">Pew Research Center</span></a></span> analysis of information from the <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/dwp/dwp_reports.jsp"><span style="color: #000080;">Defense Manpower Data Center</span></a>,</span> a statistical arm of the Defense Department. Thousands more rotate into other European countries temporarily.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://i.pinimg.com/originals/05/5f/f5/055ff55fad10b36969974a2075b5c763.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="400" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Many U.S. troops are there to do more than protect those countries. They are strategically located to help in other regions of the world, such as counter Iran or strike the Islamic State.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span style="font-size: small;">The Trump administration has been supportive of NATO and European countries at a tactical level — actions generally credited to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. It has sent more military equipment, participated in regional exercises, signed new defense agreements with Sweden and Finland and increased the number of Marines in Norway on a rotational basis by 350 and in Poland by a battalion.</span><br /><br /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Poland, Romania and the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been asking the U.S. for additional troops for several years. Poland is willing to spend up to $2 billion to lobby the U.S. to build a permanent military base there, according to a Defense Ministry proposal.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Still, Trump has repeatedly threatened to punish countries if they don&#8217;t spend enough on defense, even suggesting the U.S. may not protect them if they don&#8217;t pay their fair share. That&#8217;s in direct contradiction of NATO&#8217;s pledge that an attack against one member is considered an attack against all of them.</span><br /><br /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;That’s the question: Is the U.S. security conditional?&#8221; asked <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.csis.org/people/heather-conley" target="_self"><span style="color: #000080;">Heather Conley</span></a>, </span>who served as a deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs for Bush and is now a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic &amp; International Studies.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <div class="story-readmorelink"> <h3 class="heading link"><span style="font-size: small;">READ MORE </span></h3> <div> <h4 class="title"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article152613134.html#storylink=readmore_inline"><span style="color: #000080;">Trump stuns NATO leaders by reverting to scolding campaign message</span></a></span></h4> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000080;"><span style="color: #000080;"><br /></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/eu-global-elites-refuse-payment">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>

It seems, now, that both elections & even attitudes have consequences, not to mention the draconian trade tariffs designed to aid the EU while penalizing US businesses.

Why should America continually defend Europeans who are too lazy and too cheap to defend themselves, while they simultaneously bash both the US President & the policies that the American people who put Trump into office, are standing behind?

If the EU wants to have such a good friend, in America, they will need to be a good friend, to America–most especially when their hands are out for a free defense…

The US military is NOT Europe’s Free mercenary force…

~ Refocus Notes

WASHINGTON ) After 18 months of Donald Trump’s “America First” presidency, European leaders meeting with him next week fear the United States may change its traditional course and begin to bring American troops home from the continent.

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Bombshell: Islamic Republic of Iran Admits to Pivotal Role in 9/11 Attacks on US that Killed Over 3,000 Americans and Altered Course of History https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Islam/bombshell-islamic-republic-of-iran Fri, 08 Jun 2018 23:02:00 +0000 Barry Events and Issues: Credible Resources World Religion Military Islam New World Order Politics news 18904@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://i1.wp.com/off-guardian.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/iran911.jpg?ssl=1" alt="" width="600" height="400" /></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">The bombing should begin in the morning and end only when Persia is reduced to the equivalent of a parking lot...meanwhile, let's not forget Obama's role in facilitating Mideast Iranian hegemony....and they fancy themselves as a future nuclear power?</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">It was an Act of War and, arguably, of even greater consequence than the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">~Refocus Notes</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-admits-facilitating-9-11-terror-attacks/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small; color: #000080;"><strong>Free Beacon</strong></span></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small; color: #000080;"><strong>By <a class="url fn n" title="View all posts by Adam Kredo" href="http://freebeacon.com/author/adam-kredo/" rel="author"><span style="color: #000080;">Adam Kredo</span></a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in Iran's judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English<span style="color: #000080;"> <a href="https://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/06/08/WATCH-In-first-Iran-admits-to-facilitating-passage-of-al-Qaeda-s-9-11-attackers.html"><span style="color: #000080;">translation published</span></a> </span>by Al Arabiya.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">"Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence," Larijani was quoted as saying.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The remarks represent the first time senior Iranian officials have publicly admitted to aiding al Qaeda and playing a direct role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kw4hJ70Cnts" frameborder="0" width="560" height="315"></iframe></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The U.S. government has long accused Iran of playing a role in the attacks and even fined the Islamic Republic billions as a result. The U.S. 9/11 Commission assembled to investigate the attacks concluded that Iran played a role in facilitating the al Qaeda terrorists.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Larijani admitted that Iranian officials did not stamp the passports of the al Qaeda militants in order to obfuscate their movements and prevent detection by foreign governments. Al Qaeda operative also was given safe refuge in Iran.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">"The Americans took this as evidence of Iran's cooperation with al-Qaeda and viewed the passage of an airplane through Iran's airspace, which had one of the pilots who carried out the attacks and a Hezbollah military leader sitting [next to] him on board, as evidence of direct cooperation with al-Qaeda through the Lebanese Hezbollah," Larijani was quoted as saying in the May 30 interview, which is gaining traction on social media.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The U.S. government has not formally commented on the interview but did <span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://twitter.com/dotarabic/status/1005117594636959745?s=12" rel="noopener" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;">highlight it</span></a></span> in an official tweet from the State Department’s Arabic-only Twitter page.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">More From Free Beacon</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <div class="large-4 columns recent-story" data-equalizer-watch=""> <div class="feature-image"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/issues/austria-initiates-new-measures-combat-spread-radical-islam-turkish-funded-mosques/"><img class="attachment-recent-stories size-recent-stories" src="http://fb13.akamaized.net/up/2018/06/Screen-Shot-2018-06-08-at-2.32.09-PM-260x105.png" alt="" width="260" height="105" /></a></div> <h2 class="title"><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/issues/austria-initiates-new-measures-combat-spread-radical-islam-turkish-funded-mosques/"><span style="color: #000080;">Austria Initiates New Measures to Combat Spread of Radical Islam by Turkish-Funded Mosques</span></a></span></h2> </div> <p> </p> <div class="large-4 columns recent-story" data-equalizer-watch=""> <div class="feature-image"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/politics/manchin-repeatedly-said-he-was-against-border-wall-now-denies-it/"><img class="attachment-recent-stories size-recent-stories" src="http://fb11.akamaized.net/up/2017/07/GettyImages-803360648-260x105.jpg" alt="" width="260" height="105" /></a></div> <h2 class="title"><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/politics/manchin-repeatedly-said-he-was-against-border-wall-now-denies-it/"><span style="color: #000080;">Manchin Repeatedly Said He Was Against Border Wall, Now Denies It</span></a></span></h2> </div> <p> </p> <div class="large-4 columns recent-story" data-equalizer-watch=""> <div class="feature-image"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/politics/san-francisco-resistance-group-hosting-phone-bank-claire-mccaskill/"><img class="attachment-recent-stories size-recent-stories" src="http://fb13.akamaized.net/up/2017/03/claire-mccaskill-260x105.jpg" alt="" width="260" height="105" /></a></div> <h2 class="title"><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="http://freebeacon.com/politics/san-francisco-resistance-group-hosting-phone-bank-claire-mccaskill/"><span style="color: #000080;">San Francisco Resistance Group Hosting Phone Bank for Claire </span></a></span></h2> </div> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Islam/bombshell-islamic-republic-of-iran">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div>

The bombing should begin in the morning and end only when Persia is reduced to the equivalent of a parking lot...meanwhile, let's not forget Obama's role in facilitating Mideast Iranian hegemony....and they fancy themselves as a future nuclear power?

It was an Act of War and, arguably, of even greater consequence than the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

~Refocus Notes


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Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official.

Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in Iran's judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya.

"Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence," Larijani was quoted as saying.

The remarks represent the first time senior Iranian officials have publicly admitted to aiding al Qaeda and playing a direct role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks.

The U.S. government has long accused Iran of playing a role in the attacks and even fined the Islamic Republic billions as a result. The U.S. 9/11 Commission assembled to investigate the attacks concluded that Iran played a role in facilitating the al Qaeda terrorists.

Larijani admitted that Iranian officials did not stamp the passports of the al Qaeda militants in order to obfuscate their movements and prevent detection by foreign governments. Al Qaeda operative also was given safe refuge in Iran.

"The Americans took this as evidence of Iran's cooperation with al-Qaeda and viewed the passage of an airplane through Iran's airspace, which had one of the pilots who carried out the attacks and a Hezbollah military leader sitting [next to] him on board, as evidence of direct cooperation with al-Qaeda through the Lebanese Hezbollah," Larijani was quoted as saying in the May 30 interview, which is gaining traction on social media.

The U.S. government has not formally commented on the interview but did highlight it in an official tweet from the State Department’s Arabic-only Twitter page.


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Trump Announces Plan to Deploy US Military to Southern Border in Guard Action Until Wall Constructed (Youtube) https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/trump-announces-plan-to-deploy Tue, 03 Apr 2018 23:43:00 +0000 Barry Events and Issues: Credible Resources Military Politics Immigration / Illegal Aliens news 18873@https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/ <p><iframe src="<div class="videoblock" style="width:100%;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe id="ytplayer" type="text/html" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IuS-lNEbDkI" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>&#8221; frameborder="0&Prime; width="560&Prime; height="315&Prime;></iframe></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">It will be well beyond entertaining to listen to the howls emitted by the Democrat media, with Trump&#8217;s decision to deploy the US military in a southern border guard action.</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">But, just remember this; both Presidents Bush and Barack Obama deployed the US military to the southern border during their presidencies, at least once. The only difference being, this time, is the fact that Trump is deadly serious in his border action, where the other two presidents were doing it merely for political effect&#8230;</span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">~ Refocus Notes</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: #000080;"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #000080;"><a href="https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-military-wall-mattis/2018/04/03/id/852307/?%7Btc%7D&amp;s=al&amp;dkt_nbr=%7Bpromocode%7D&amp;ns_mail_job=DM748_04032018&amp;s=acs&amp;dkt_nbr=010502ege895&amp;ns_mail_uid=c53853fb-cc82-43e6-ab01-88c373ddd974" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Reuters</span></strong></span></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">President Donald Trump said he plans to deploy the U.S. military to guard the border with Mexico and has told Mexican leaders he would abandon NAFTA without assurances of help on securing the boundary.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;We are going to do some things, I’ve been talking to General Mattis, we’re going to be doing things militarily until we can have a wall and proper security,&#8221; Trump said Tuesday during a meeting with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. &#8220;We’re going to be guarding our border with the military.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><img src="https://i.pinimg.com/564x/0a/d5/c3/0ad5c34d9812c12c495ac6b1baff9e96.jpg" alt="" width="562" height="301" /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Trump has previously suggested that he could use money allocated for the U.S. military to construct the border wall for which he has so far been unable to secure congressional funding. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to say how Trump would re-direct the funding, which likely would require additional congressional approval.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The Defense Department has in the past helped the Department of Homeland Security with border security measures, and George W. Bush and Barack Obama both deployed National Guard troops to the border during their presidency to bolster security.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Trump also said he had heard that a caravan of Ecuadorian refugees traveling through Mexico in hopes of entering the U.S. was being broken up by the Mexican government, and credited his own pressure campaign over trade.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&#8220;They did it because I said, frankly, I said you really had to do it,&#8221; Trump said. &#8220;We’re going to have a relationship on NAFTA, we’re going to have to include security in NAFTA.&#8221;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">More than 1,000 Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, are traveling north toward the U.S.’s southern border with the help of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group that has organized several similar “refugee caravans” in recent years.</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-military-wall-mattis/2018/04/03/id/852307/?%7Btc%7D&amp;s=al&amp;dkt_nbr=%7Bpromocode%7D&amp;ns_mail_job=DM748_04032018&amp;s=acs&amp;dkt_nbr=010502ege895&amp;ns_mail_uid=c53853fb-cc82-43e6-ab01-88c373ddd974" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000080;"><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Continue Reading</span></strong></span></a></p> <p><a href="https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-military-wall-mattis/2018/04/03/id/852307/?%7Btc%7D&amp;s=al&amp;dkt_nbr=%7Bpromocode%7D&amp;ns_mail_job=DM748_04032018&amp;s=acs&amp;dkt_nbr=010502ege895&amp;ns_mail_uid=c53853fb-cc82-43e6-ab01-88c373ddd974" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p><div class="item_footer"><p><small><a href="https://conservativerefocus.com/blogs/index.php/Military/trump-announces-plan-to-deploy">Original post</a> blogged on <a href="http://b2evolution.net/">b2evolution</a>.</small></p></div> ” frameborder="0″ width="560″ height="315″>

It will be well beyond entertaining to listen to the howls emitted by the Democrat media, with Trump’s decision to deploy the US military in a southern border guard action.

But, just remember this; both Presidents Bush and Barack Obama deployed the US military to the southern border during their presidencies, at least once. The only difference being, this time, is the fact that Trump is deadly serious in his border action, where the other two presidents were doing it merely for political effect…

~ Refocus Notes


Reuters


President Donald Trump said he plans to deploy the U.S. military to guard the border with Mexico and has told Mexican leaders he would abandon NAFTA without assurances of help on securing the boundary.

“We are going to do some things, I’ve been talking to General Mattis, we’re going to be doing things militarily until we can have a wall and proper security,” Trump said Tuesday during a meeting with the leaders of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. “We’re going to be guarding our border with the military.”

Trump has previously suggested that he could use money allocated for the U.S. military to construct the border wall for which he has so far been unable to secure congressional funding. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to say how Trump would re-direct the funding, which likely would require additional congressional approval.

The Defense Department has in the past helped the Department of Homeland Security with border security measures, and George W. Bush and Barack Obama both deployed National Guard troops to the border during their presidency to bolster security.

Trump also said he had heard that a caravan of Ecuadorian refugees traveling through Mexico in hopes of entering the U.S. was being broken up by the Mexican government, and credited his own pressure campaign over trade.

“They did it because I said, frankly, I said you really had to do it,” Trump said. “We’re going to have a relationship on NAFTA, we’re going to have to include security in NAFTA.”

More than 1,000 Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, are traveling north toward the U.S.’s southern border with the help of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group that has organized several similar “refugee caravans” in recent years.

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