Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ya see this headline...wait til ya see the one at the bottom of the page!

Official: 3,000 Christians flee Iraq's Mosul

By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER, Associated Press Writer Sat Oct 11, 3:28 PM ET

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of terrified Christian families have fled Mosul to escape extremist attacks that have increased despite months of U.S. and Iraqi military operations to secure the northern Iraqi city, political and religious officials said Saturday.

Some 3,000 Christians have fled the city over the past week alone in a "major displacement," said Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula, the governor of northern Iraq's Ninevah province. He said most have left for churches, monasteries and the homes of relatives in nearby Christian villages and towns.

"The Christians were subjected to abduction attempts and paid ransom, but now they are subjected to a killing campaign," Kashmoula said, adding he believed "al-Qaida" elements were to blame and called for a renewed drive to root them out.

Political and religious leaders interviewed said the change in tactics may reflect a desire on the part of extremists to forcibly evict all Christians from Iraq's third largest city.

Earlier this week, Chaldean Archbishop Louis Sako said he was worried about what he termed a "campaign of killings and deportations against the Christian citizens in Mosul."

Mosul police have reported finding the bullet-riddled bodies of seven Christians in separate attacks so far this month, the latest a day laborer found on Wednesday. On Saturday, militants blew up three abandoned Christian homes in eastern Mosul, police said.

Father Bolis Jacob of Mosul's Mar Afram Church said he was at a loss to understand the violence. "We respect the Islamic religion and the Muslim clerics," he said. "We don't know under what religion's pretexts these terrorists work."

The violence in Mosul occurs despite U.S.-Iraqi operations launched over the summer aimed at routing al-Qaida in Iraq and other insurgents from remaining strongholds north of the capital.

The killings come as Christian leaders are lobbying parliament to pass a law setting aside a number of seats for minorities, such as Christians, in upcoming provincial elections, fearing they could be further marginalized in the predominantly Muslim country.

Iraq's Christian community has been estimated at 3 percent of Iraq's 26 million people, or about 800,000, and has a significant presence in the northern Ninevah province.

In Mosul, where Christians have lived for some 1,800 years, a number of centuries-old churches still stand.

Joseph Jacob, a professor at Mosul University, said there were nearly 20,000 Christians in the city before the 2003 U.S. invasion. But over half have since left for neighboring towns, or new countries, he said.

Islamic extremists have frequently targeted Christians since the invasion, forcing tens of thousands to flee Iraq. Attacks had tapered off amid a drastic decline in overall violence nationwide, but that appears to be changing with the deaths this month.

On Saturday, Bashir Azoz, a 45-year-old carpenter, said he was forced to flee his home in the city's eastern Noor area after gunmen warned a neighbor the day before to leave or face death.

"Where is the government and its security forces as these crimes take place every day?" asked Azoz, who is now staying with his wife and three children in a monastery in the Christian-majority town of Qarqoush, east of Mosul.

Separately on Saturday, a U.S. soldier died when a bomb exploded near his vehicle outside Amarah, southeast of Baghdad. The U.S. military said it was withholding soldier's name until it notified next of kin.


The following is a prediction...but pretty accurate one at that!

Christians Flee America's Cities after Obama orders closure of Christian churches to make way for Islamic Mosques. protect themselves from all enemies foreign and domestic...Obama is a domestic!

Remember this? The Big W - It's WAR you fools! Wake up!

Apparently many Americans are not being taken in as fools but are taking up in arms to protect themselves from all enemies foreign and domestic...Obama is a domestic!

The following crossed posted from

I also might excerpt...

The Virginia House of Burgesses March 23, 1775

Mr. President; It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

'nough said! "and to provide for it."

Gun sales among shops up about 35-percent due to Barack Obama

Posted by: ant Friday, October 10, 2008 at 08:34PM CDT


Battleground State of Mind

I just dropped by my local pawn shop to get rid of some items around the house that were not longer needed, and found them to be extremely busy.

The high level of traffic in the shop wasn't all the surprising considering this economy Congressional Democrats engineered, but what was surprising is why people were there.

Other than myself, it doesn't appear anyone was there to pawn unwanted things.

Of the 12 people in the shop when I was there, the 11 others were all looking at firearms. A CZ-58 and an AK-47 variant were on the counter in front of one pair of customers. An off-duty sheriff and his friend were picking up what I think was a DPMS LR-308 complete with scope and bipod. Another guy was looking at a used Polytech M-14, and the remainder were looking at handguns... mostly Glocks and CZ-75s.

I overheard one of the guys behind the gun counter say that gun sales among the shops in the area were up about 35-percent. Later, when he wasn't as busy, I asked him why he thought that was. His answer was simple, and perhaps predictable...


Got Your's Yet?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Columbia U...and they also give diplomas. The joke, or should I say, disgrace of academia!

Want to watch a funny movie? You've come to the right place. Be sure to watch to the end. It gets more ridiculous! Actually this is a great movie that exposes ridiculous rules set by an academic nut-house.

Deleted Scenes: Columbia Quiz

We decided to drop the scene because it didn't fit closely enough with the central argument of the film. We were concerned that it would muddle our message. And no matter where we tried to put it in the timeline, it never quite fit perfectly with the surrounding footage. So we dropped it.

"Columbia Quiz" shows what happens when you ask the inconvenient questions about academia.

While talking with students in the quad at Columbia, Evan was approached by two police officers who demanded a permit before allowing us to continue filming. So we paid a visit to the office that grants such permission to willing sycophants, and the whole experience left us wondering whether filming at Columbia was any easier than filming in, say, Venezuela.

The Messiah Hast Cometh...and it does not get any nuttier than this!

Commentary by See Video Below

Farrakan DECLARES Obama the MessiahOct 10, '08 6:12 AM
Crystal for group libertyrepublican

Ok folks, the Farrakan/Wright/Obama factor has been what has had me bothered about Obama all this time and there you heard it from the horse's mouth.

What a lot of you white people dont realize is that Farrakan, for years, has had a gospel of a coming messiah, a black man who will not bring peace, but will subdue white people and place them under the rule of black people.......and I'm not talking in the context of cute little pets to be cared for and ruled over gently neither. I'm talking the man is convinced white people are inherrently evil in nature and incapable of making it to Farrakan's version of heaven. Farrakan is anti-semitic, rascist and generally one of the smartest people there are in the whole black movement.....and he has not only, in this video, announced that Obama is their Messiah, but that the people standing there will be used by him.......

I know I'm crazy, you know I'm crazy........but I'm telling you......if Obama wants to pull a Hitler in America as the leader here, he has an army in the form of Farrakan's people to do lots of damage before he could be stopped. Germany had just come out of a war when Hitler came into power, there were bad economic times then, Hitler was an excellent speaker who could sway the masses, those who wanted him in power THOUGHT they could control him and that he was basicly harmless but they weren't counting on the SS........which were a bunch of street thugs essentially and by damn, Farrakan has initiated a lot of his converts in prisons and indoctinated them with this message of hate I just mentioned.......For the life of me I haven't figured out how and why this man has been allowed to operate within this country unchecked like he has unless the devil has his back.......Waco wasn't allowed and they were in defensive mode.......Farrakan is in offensive mode and has been for some time now.

Let's just say, I'm seeing a blueprint here.......and the question is, if things were to go the way of Nazi Germany.......WHO........WHO would come in and stop it? There is no other america in the world.......and the nation of Islam, Farrakan's movement, is friendly to the same types who did in the trade towers......which should explain to you why Farrakan's friend, Rev Wright, stood up in the pulpit and referred to it as the chickens coming home to roost......Farrakan followers, and Wright parishoners do not have an American mentality......they see themselves as disenfranchised blacks first and maybe Americans second. Maybe. They dont care about what this country stands for......they dont care about huddled masses.....if they did, surely they would consider genocide in Iraq worth addressing.....

Look, just because something has been under the radar for years doesn't mean it's not dangerous.......and it doesn't mean it's small either.......I've never been so nervous about a candidate in my life.......and it has nothing to do with his color folks, it's got to do with his cohorts.....and possible motives.

If Obama doesn't identify with Farrakan, for SURE.......then this is just a flash in the pan......but who is to say what Obama thinks? Only his books and from the e-mails I've seen about those......he fully well identifies with Farrakan. When Malcolm X came home from Saudi Arabia from his pilgramage to Mecca and he brought with him the message that no, white people are NOT evil and that they could worship with blacks and see them as equals, and he then split from Farrakan and began to gain a following amongst Farrakan's people, it wasn't long before Malcolm X was killed.

When Malcolm X's daughter grew up and started saying publicly that she believed Farrakan had had her father killed, she too, was killed. Farrakan would try to reign vicariously through Obama I'm afraid.....he is NOT a harmless man who grew up in a bad time and is jaded......anyone who thinks that underestimates him and possibly his followers.......

Would we vote in a white president with these types of people supporting him? Would we?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way, way, way wait! That is bombshell news! Obama is a Muslim!

The following video presents additional evidence that Obama is a Muslim. Dr. Jerome Corsi has devoted numerous hours of research into exposing the truth...the truth about Obama!

As a guest on a local radio show, I've spoken directly with Dr. Corsi on more than one occasion regarding this matter. And, although I do not have the resources nor the facility to travel the world to gain such information, I announced the fact that Obama is a Muslim long before Dr. least publicly.

Starting with the premise that all Muslims lie to non-Muslims (I discovered this years ago), the tid-bits of information drew me to the obvious conclusion, "Obama is a Muslim!", no ifs, ands, or buts!
(Note: It may take awhile for the video to appear, please wait. While you are waiting try listening to the sound track "Jerome Corsi - Obama & Odinga of Kenya" below.)

Corsi, Odinga, Obama...Why Corsi was deported?

10/8/2008 Sendoff to Corsi: 'See you in hell' Soldiers with automatic weapons detain author of 'Obama Nation'

NAIROBI, Kenya WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi today was refused permission to hold a scheduled news conference about his investigation into Barack Obama's Kenyan links by Kenyan immigration officials and soldiers armed with automatic weapons who then took him to his departure fl More..

Jerome Corsi - Obama & Odinga of Kenya

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Big W - It's WAR you fools! Wake up! You too (you know who you are) Florida!

To the Marxist, Socialist, Anti-Catholic Hypocrite, Obama lover in Florida...I warned you...and you were so smart...once upon a time!
I didn't put in thousands of hours of study into this for you to reduce it to zero! Wake Up! And by the way, you owe me an apology but I don't expect to get one from a traitor. - Norman E. Hooben

The following cross posted from

FEMA sources confirm coming martial law, says Wayne Madsen Ron Paul...
8:53am (46 reviews)

from the page:

"...Wayne Madsen a Washington based investigative journalist, author, columnist and former U.S. Naval Officer is reporting a document called the "C & R" document is being passed around among senior members of Congress and their staff.

Bush planning martial law

FEMA sources have told Madsen that the Bush administration is putting final touches on a plan that would initiate martial law in the event of continuing economic collapse causing massive social unrest, bank closures resulting in violence against financial institutions and another fraudulent presidential election that would result in rioting in major cities and campuses around the country.

Troops on American streets

In addition to FEMA sources, Army Corps of Engineer sources report that the assignment of the 3rd Infantry Division's 1st Brigade to NorthCom to augment FEMA and federal law enforcement for the purpose of traffic control, crowd control, curfews, enhanced border and port security, and neighborhood patrols in the event a national emergency being declared.

America may default on it's loans

The "C & R" document reportedly states that if the United States defaults on loans and debt underwritten from China, Japan and Russia and America unilaterally cancels the debts, America can expect a war that will have disastrous results for the United States and the world.

"Conflict" is the "C word" in the document.

Washington fears a popular Revolution

The other possibility discussed in the document is that the federal government will be forced to drastically raise taxes in order to pay off debts to foreign countries to the point that the American people will react with a popular revolution against the government.

"Revolution" is the document's "R" word.

Melt Down - If I had my druthers, I'd put 'em all in too Obama

H-T Gerry Phelps

October 09, 2008

ACORN, Obama and The Meltdown


(I’ve been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. — Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007. [Project Vote is a subsidiary of ACORN.] At )

(Image from


ACORN was at the core of the meltdown.

(At, "Planting Seeds of Disaster: ACORN, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party," Stanley Kurtz, National Review, 10-7-08.)

ACORN did far more to cause the meltdown than merely intimidating local banks into making bad housing loans. ACORN was getting resistance from local bankers because Freddie/Fannie's rules kept them from accepting most such loans.

So what did ACORN do? It got Freddie/Fannie's rules changed. ACORN successfully pressured Congress into changing those rules. Before then, Freddie/Fannie had been rejecting most bad housing loans. Then ACORN used its expensive lobbyists and Democratic friends in the Senate and Congress to change those rules. The new rules forced Freddie/Fannie to accept such loans.

Thus began the Great Meltdown.

Freddie/Fannie bundled the bad loans - which Congress forced them to accept - and sold them on the market. The market took off. The bubble swelled. And swelled and swelled. Until the price of houses stopped rising. Then the bubble burst.

What was Obama's role in this?

Back in 1995 ACORN was struggling to generate more sub-prime housing loans under CRA rules, and running desperate ads like this one in April 1995 in the Chicago Sun Times, saying:

"You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.”

The article directed such prospects to a group of far-left community organizers called ACORN for assistance.

What was Obama's connection to ACORN then?* Kurtz continues:

At the time, however, that 1995 Chicago newspaper article represented something of a triumph for Barack Obama. That same year, as a director at Chicago’s Woods Fund, Obama was successfully pushing for a major expansion of assistance to ACORN, and sending still more money ACORN’s way from his post as board chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Through both funding and personal-leadership training, Obama supported ACORN. And ACORN, far more than we’ve recognized up to now, had a major role in precipitating the subprime crisis. (Emphasis added.)

Just who is ACORN?

In one of the first book-length scholarly studies of ACORN, Organizing Urban America, Rutgers University political scientist Heidi Swarts describes this group, so dear to Barack Obama, as “oppositional outlaws.” Swarts, a strong supporter of ACORN, has no qualms about stating that its members think of themselves as “militants unafraid to confront the powers that be.” “This identity as a uniquely militant organization,” says Swarts, “is reinforced by contentious action.” ACORN protesters will break into private offices, show up at a banker’s home to intimidate his family, or pour protesters into bank lobbies to scare away customers, all in an effort to force a lowering of credit standards for poor and minority customers. According to Swarts, long-term ACORN organizers “tend to see the organization as a solitary vanguard of principled leftists...the only truly radical community organization.”

ACORN's outside-inside strategy:

Yet ACORN’s entirely deserved reputation for militance is balanced by its less-well-known “inside strategy.” ACORN has long employed Washington-based lobbyists who understand very well how the legislative game is played. ACORN’s national lobbyists may encourage and benefit from the militant tactics of their base, but in the halls of congress they play the game with smooth sophistication. The untold story of ACORN’s central role in the financial meltdown is about the one-two punch to the banking system administered by this outside/inside strategy.

Using its expensive lobbyists and its friends in Congress, ACORN even got the government to fund it massively, with tens of millions of dollars a year! Along with other "housing experts" like La Raza.

That was why Democrate put into the $700 billion Bailout Bill the part about ACORN and La Raza getting some 20% of the total! The rationale - to use ACORN as its representative with sub-prime borrowers. Imagine how that would have worked out! Fortunately, public outrage got that part of the Bailout stopped.

Obama's present links with ACORN?

Well, for one thing, he hired one of their subsidiaries to help with voter registration and turnout. Perhaps a small matter - even though ACORN's past and present problems with voter fraud are not small matters! But it does illustrate that Obama's ACORN connections have not ended.

But please - read both the above articles for yourself.


* Upon his return to Chicago after Harvard Law School, Obama provided legal representation for ACORN and for Tony Rezko (recently convicted of bribery and money laundering), who was Obama’s main money man during his years in the Illinois State Senate. Rezko had helped the Obamas purchase a home in Chicago’s politically correct Hyde Park. Obama sat on the boards of the philanthropic Woods Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, both of whom funneled millions of dollars to ACORN. (At )


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Great Post! I'm going to steel it OK.
Meanwhile...Just got back (last Saturady evening) from a 5,060 mile trip. We were looking at properties (for a second home) and I also attended my fiftieth class re-union (high school - whow! a bunch of old folks showed up...LOL). Get back with you a lot of catching up to do.
Meanwhile, What's your take on the Bill Clinton de-regulation (1999)(getting rid of the earlier laws that were designed to prevent just what is happening now. He said they were antiquated) take is he deliberately knew what he was doing to further his Socialist cause.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Why Have You Forsaken Me - Get ready to kiss your country goodbye!

Repeatedly, I have warned of the up and coming New World Order and nobody listened...and nobody cared. You called it some kind of conspiracy theory. It's no theory folks! It's a fact and you damn well better be ready for it. I have often said, "I don't want to say I told you so." When will say, "I told you so? Next month? Next week? Tommorow?
Other quotations found throughout some of my posts include such warnings as, "We are in a great civil war of words, a precursor to anarchy and violence." Is the war of words over? It's about to be! Now what are you going to do? Give up? Not this Patriot!
The State of New Hamshire's motto is, "Live Free or Die"...I favor the former will you succumb to the latter? Wake up America! Your freedom is about to be... as Shakespere said, "To be or not to be, that is the question." I have no question. Do you? - Norman E. Hooben
Read on. Is this the beginning of the end? Read it slow. Read it again! They're preparing for war...ON THE HOME FRONT!
Pre-election Militarization of the North American Homeland. US Combat Troops in Iraq repatriated to "help with civil unrest"

Global Research, September 26, 2008

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The Army Times reports that the 3rd Infantry’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is returning from Iraq to defend the Homeland, as "an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks." The BCT unit has been attached to US Army North, the Army's component of US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). (See Gina Cavallaro, Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1, Army Times, September 8, 2008).

"Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.

It is not the first time an active-duty unit has been tapped to help at home. ...

But this new mission marks the first time an active unit has been given a dedicated assignment to NorthCom, a joint command established in 2002 to provide command and control for federal homeland defense efforts and coordinate defense support of civil authorities.

After 1st BCT finishes its dwell-time mission, expectations are that another, as yet unnamed, active-duty brigade will take over and that the mission will be a permanent one.

The command is at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., but the soldiers with 1st BCT, who returned in April after 15 months in Iraq, will operate out of their home post at Fort Stewart, Ga.,


The 1st of the 3rd is still scheduled to deploy to either Iraq or Afghanistan in early 2010, which means the soldiers will have been home a minimum of 20 months by the time they ship out.

In the meantime, they’ll learn new skills, use some of the ones they acquired in the war zone and more than likely will not be shot at while doing any of it. (ibid)

The BCT is an army combat unit designed to confront an enemy within a war theater.

With US forces overstretched in Iraq, why would the Pentagon decide to undertake this redeployment within the USA, barely one month before the presidential elections?

The new mission of the 1st Brigade on US soil is to participate in "defense" efforts as well as provide "support to civilian authorities".

What is significant in this redeployment of a US infantry unit is the presumption that North America could, in the case of a national emergency, constitute a "war theater" thereby justifying the deployment of combat units.

The new skills to be imparted consist in training 1st BCT in repressing civil unrest, a task normally assumed by civilian law enforcement.

What we are dealing with is a militarization of civilian police activities in derogation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

The prevailing FEMA emergency procedures envisage the enactment of martial law in the case of a terrorist attack. The 1st BCT and other combat units would be called upon to perform specific military functions:

They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.

Training for homeland scenarios has already begun at Fort Stewart and includes specialty tasks such as knowing how to use the “jaws of life” to extract a person from a mangled vehicle; extra medical training for a CBRNE incident; and working with U.S. Forestry Service experts on how to go in with chainsaws and cut and clear trees to clear a road or area.

The 1st BCT’s soldiers also will learn how to use “the first ever nonlethal package that the Army has fielded,” 1st BCT commander Col. Roger Cloutier said, referring to crowd and traffic control equipment and nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals without killing them.

“It’s a new modular package of nonlethal capabilities that they’re fielding. They’ve been using pieces of it in Iraq, but this is the first time that these modules were consolidated and this package fielded, and because of this mission we’re undertaking we were the first to get it.”

The package includes equipment to stand up a hasty road block; spike strips for slowing, stopping or controlling traffic; shields and batons; and, beanbag bullets.

Civil unrest resulting from from the financial meltdown is a distinct possibility, given the broad impacts of financial collapse on lifelong savings, pension funds, homeownership, etc.

The timing of this planned militarization is crucial: how will it affect the presidential elections scheduled for Tuesday November 4.

The brigade in its domestic homeland activities will be designated as the Consequence Management Response Force ( CCMRF) (pronounced “sea-smurf”).

What " Consequences" are being envisaged?

In a conference held under NorthCom last February, the mission of CCMRFF was defined as follows;

"How to protect communities from terrorist and biological attacks topped the agenda last week for more than 100 service members and civilians gathered at Joint Task Force Civil Support headquarters at Fort Monroe, Va.

The U.S. Northern Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive Commanders’ Conference, held Feb. 21-23, brought JTF-CS subordinate task force and unit commanders here to discuss common concerns regarding operational requirements of the CBRNE Consequence Management mission and to begin preparations for Exercise Ardent Sentry 2007.

“We’re giving operationally focused briefs to our CCMRF ( CBRNE Consequence Management Response Force) units to help them prepare and successfully deploy for a CBRNE mission in the continental United States, its territories and possessions,” said JTF-CS Current Operations Specialist Hawley Waterman, who helped organized the conference. “This is also an opportunity to get acquainted and establish better relationships with (subordinate commanders).”(NorthCom, March 2007)

What is envisaged is the possibility of a (false flag) terrorist attack on America, which could be used as a justification for retaliatory or preemptive military action overseas (e.g. Iran) as well actions on the domestic front. The ultimate objective of this deployment of 1st BCT is to apply combat experience in the Homeland:

“I can’t think of a more noble mission than this,” said Cloutier, who took command in July. “We’ve been all over the world during this time of conflict, but now our mission is to take care of citizens at home ... and depending on where an event occurred, you’re going home to take care of your home town, your loved ones.”

While soldiers’ combat training is applicable, he said, some nuances don’t apply.

The operation officially has an emergency mandate to "help American citizens on American soil, to save lives, provide critical life support, help clear debris", but it also implies the running of military style operations. :in fact it would appear that the emergency tasks helping civilians is a cover-up. This is a combat unit, which is trained and equipped to kill people:

Some brigade elements will be on call around the clock, during which time they’ll do their regular marksmanship, gunnery and other deployment training. That’s because the unit will continue to train and reset for the next deployment, even as it serves in its CCMRF mission.

Should personnel be needed at an earthquake in California, for example, all or part of the brigade could be scrambled there, depending on the extent of the need and the specialties involved.

Other branches included The active Army’s new dwell-time mission is part of a NorthCom and DOD response package.

Active-duty soldiers will be part of a force that includes elements from other military branches and dedicated National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction-Civil Support Teams.

A final mission rehearsal exercise is scheduled for mid-September at Fort Stewart and will be run by Joint Task Force Civil Support, a unit based out of Fort Monroe, Va., that will coordinate and evaluate the interservice event.

In addition to 1st BCT, other Army units will take part in the two-week training exercise, including elements of the 1st Medical Brigade out of Fort Hood, Texas, and the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C.

There also will be Air Force engineer and medical units, the Marine Corps Chemical, Biological Initial Reaction Force, a Navy weather team and members of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

One of the things Vogler said they’ll be looking at is communications capabilities between the services.

“It is a concern, and we’re trying to check that and one of the ways we do that is by having these sorts of exercises. Leading up to this, we are going to rehearse and set up some of the communications systems to make sure we have interoperability,” he said.

A national emergency could be triggered. "[H]orrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive [attack]" or a so-called CBRNE type scenario. One assumes that this is some form of domestic attack, allegedly by terrorists.

But at the same time, the Bush administration may be seeking a justification to establish martial law and intervene militarily within the USA.

“I don’t know what America’s overall plan is — I just know that 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines that are standing by to come and help if they’re called,” Cloutier said. “It makes me feel good as an American to know that my country has dedicated a force to come in and help the people at home.” (Army Times, op cit , emphasis added)

"This type of planning and coordination and training is a priority both in our headquarters and at NORTHCOM, as we understand our responsibilities to be ready should the requirement arise, God forbid," (Army News Service Sept 15m 2008)

The deployment of an Army combat unit on US territory, with a mission to curb "social unrest" constitutes a dangerous historical precedent. It creates a new legitimacy, namely that combat units can integrate civilian law enforcement functions and that this comes to be accepted both by the US Congress and the American public.

It should also be under that the combat units repatriated from Iraq to "defend the Homeland" will be replaced by mercenary forces.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

And I dare anyone out there to prove me wrong.

Cross posted from Investor's Business Daily Please continue to read on and take notice of my notes (Note from Norm.) Thank you. Norman E. Hooben

Wake Up, America

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Monday, October 06, 2008 4:20 PM PT

A nation that doesn't know history is destined to repeat its serious mistakes. People swayed by carefully crafted political propaganda relentlessly repeated and effectively delivered can easily lose their freedom and way of life.

IBD Series: After The Rescue: Challenges Ahead

How many times have you been told by soaring, almost hypnotic oratory that "the direct causes of our financial crisis and sub prime real estate loan mess were the greedy banks, big corporations and the failed economic policies of George Bush"?

It's common to blame the one in power. This time, however, it's 100% wrong.

Every American, young or old, must be told who was really behind the sub prime loan disaster that threw our economy off track and injured the good people who lost their homes — like those now boarded up in Cleveland and other major cities — plus the millions of other citizens hurt by yet another failed Big Government-run program gone awry.

In 1977, Jimmy Carter and a Democrat Congress created the Community Reinvestment Act mandating that banks make more housing loans to lower-income and inner-city borrowers. It was for a well-intended social cause and even appeared to work in the 1980s. (Note from Norm: In 1985 I was selling real estate in San Antonio, Texas. Having dealt with buyers and mortgage companies I knew then that something was wrong. I didn't figure it out until one of my customers, a first time buyer, ask for my help in trying to renegotiate his mortgage. Upon investigating his alternatives it was clear that Jimmy "The Hypocrite" Carter was truly to blame.)

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But in 1995, President Clinton imposed even tougher regulations that forced banks to make dramatically more sub prime loans to previously unqualified people with lower credit scores in higher-risk areas. (Note from Norm: I didn't figure this one out until 1999 when I stated that Bill Clinton's deregulation legislation was going to destroy the economy. Note that I called it deregulation for that's exactly what it was. Clinton and his cronies repealed the earlier laws that were passed in the 1920's and 30's that were designed to prevent what is happening right now. And that my friends is one of the main reasons Ive repeated the saying, " WAKE UP AMERICA " Further, and that is why I've stated to Senator Shelby et al, "That this financial meltdown is deliberate." It is deliberate because the bi-partisan Clinton-Obama-Bush clan need to destroy the economy to make way for the Amero and their Brave New World called the North American Union. It is bi-partisan in that some Republicans are involved with this new world order (remember former President George Herbert Walker Bush) but it has to be said that over ninety-plus percent are Democrats destined to turn the country into a Socialist State under the United Nations. And I dare anyone out there to prove me wrong.)

Government regulators rated banks by how well they performed in meeting these strict new CRA obligations. Failure to comply meant stiff penalties and limits on mergers, acquisitions and expansion.

Big Government forced the lowering of long-proven safe-lending standards. Most of the more than $1 trillion of new sub prime CRA loans had adjustable rates. Many required no documentation of the borrower's income and little or no down payment.

For the first time, the Clinton regulatory rules allowed and encouraged lenders to bundle the new, riskier sub prime loans with prime loans and sell these packages to other institutions. The first one hit the market in 1997. That tragic blunder let loan originators make their profits faster and eliminate any future risk for those lower-quality loans. It let them turn around and make even more CRA-type loans and sell them off in packages again, with little future risk.

It was a government-sponsored pyramid scheme, with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac providing the implied government backing by buying ever larger amounts of these risky subprimes.

Freddie and Fannie also became heavy donors to top members of Congress. These included Sen. Chris Dodd, a young Sen. Barack Obama and Rep. Barney Frank, who aggressively defended the highly leveraged, extremely risky lending against any reforms.

Ironically, the Bush administration repeatedly went to Congress in 2004, 2005 and 2006 to obtain stronger oversight and some limits on Freddie and Fannie's reckless subprime lending. And each time, it was voted down by Democrats in Congress, led by Frank, now chairman of the Financial Services Committee.

Bottom line: This whole mess was another Big Government program created, designed and run by Democrats. It started with great intentions but resulted in typically awful unintended consequences that materially hurt the very people they were supposed to help.

Worse, this incompetence put our financial system in jeopardy. It's reminiscent of LBJ's two lost wars — the War in Vietnam and the War on Poverty.

Many government housing projects, though well-intended as part of LBJ's War on Poverty, later deteriorated into slums that became recruiting grounds to get very young new gang members.

That's how we got into this financial mess — and why the $700 billion rescue package was passed. But what about the future? What serious threats does America face in the next five years? The list isn't comforting:

• Iran's Ahmadinejad and his mullah bosses, the leading terrorist country in the world that will have nukes, and want to wipe out Israel and have a world with no USA.

• Al-Qaida and other radical Islamic global terrorists that want to strike us again.

• Putin's resurgent Russia, which desires to take back Georgia and Ukraine, plus give nuclear capabilities to Venezuela and re-arm Cuba and Nicaragua.

• Communist China's increasing military capabilities.

• Foolish decisions that would result in weakening our ability to defend ourselves.

Let's study the "History Repeats Itself" chart of our Nasdaq index from 1992 to October 2008 and how it has remarkably copied in parallel the Dow Jones industrials, pricewise, from the early 1920s up to the beginning of 1938. One reason for this is that while technology changes over time, human nature doesn't.

Hope and fear, good and bad, and other basic drives are always with us. The market is human psychology on display, and history continually repeats itself.

If our Nasdaq market continues to replicate the 1938 to 1942 market, as it did the prior 16 years, what may be in store for us? What happened in 1938 and 1939 and the early 1930s leading up to '38? What vital lesson does knowing history tell us?

To begin with, Germany's Nazi party in 1928 won only 810,000 votes nationally, elected only 12 to the Reichstag and was considered sort of a joke. But the 1929 crash started the Depression, with unemployment soaring and poverty hitting hard, even among the formerly prosperous middle class.

In 1930, the bad economy helped the Nazi party get 6.5 million votes nationally and put 107 deputies in the Reichstag, becoming the second-largest party. By 1933, again due to a poor economy, Hitler became Germany's chancellor. His storm troopers, Hitler Youth and Goebbels' propaganda departments grew rapidly.

In 1935, Hitler announced a draft to build the national army to 500,000. An air force was already in place in violation of the Versailles Treaty. France and England protested but did nothing.

Hitler said he wanted peace and people believed him. But in 1936 he marched into the Rhineland. France did nothing; Hitler said he had no further territorial demands in Europe.

In 1937, he intimidated Austria and took it over. Only Britain's Neville Chamberlain and France protested. Jewish people were sent to concentration camps or extermination centers. Now we're up to the equivalent of 1938 on our Nasdaq chart — where we are today.

Hitler stirs up demonstrations in Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland, claiming ethnic Germans are being persecuted. Britain's Neville Chamberlain visits Hitler in September 1938. Hitler wants Britain and France to let Germany take the part of Czechoslovakia with a German population.

Chamberlain gives in to Hitler's demands; the Munich Agreement gives Hitler Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. Chamberlain returns to London in triumph with a letter from Hitler declaring he thereafter would continue to work for peace.

Crowds cheered when Chamberlain said, "I believe it is peace for our time."

In Parliament, one man rose to state his opposition: "We have sustained a total, unmitigated defeat." But Winston Churchill was shouted down.

In 1939, Hitler gobbled the rest of Czechoslovakia. Czechs were killed or enslaved. In September 1939, 1.5 million German troops defeated 30 Polish divisions in 18 days, as Russia invaded the rest of Poland from the east. World War II had begun — and Germany rapidly took one country after another until finally Chamberlain was replaced by Churchill in early 1940.

Why dwell on all this history? Well, history tells us that showing weakness or appeasement by negotiating with tyrants is both gullible and dangerous.

When a young JFK after the Bay of Pigs failure met with Khrushchev, the Soviets immediately moved to build the Berlin Wall. It stayed in place for 28 years. Next, the Soviets installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, threatening to turn the Cold War into WWIII.

When a one-term governor from Plains, Ga., became president, he visited our strongest military ally in the Mideast and stopped selling our fighter aircraft to them. And why? Because Jimmy Carter didn't like the Shah of Iran's treatment of Soviet spies who had been undermining Iran.

Carter preferred the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini as a leader because he was religious. So we stood by as the Shah, an ally, was overthrown. Today, Iran is the world's biggest sponsor of terror and is on track to have nukes in five years — all thanks to Carter's naivete.

We'll have to have an older, wiser, far more experienced president to deal with this dangerous threat. We can't have another Carter or another Chamberlain. Incidentally, after Carter lost Iran in what amounted to total incompetence, he visited Leonid Brezhnev.

Brezhnev afterward promptly invaded Afghanistan and Carter said, "I can't believe he lied to me." While Carter was in office, the Soviets took over a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Grenada, Mozambique, Ethiopia, South Yemen and Nicaragua.

The more Carter talked, the worse it got for the U.S.

Of our three youngest presidents since WWII, Kennedy, Carter and Clinton, Bill Clinton was 46 when sworn in. He was a great salesman and a smart, popular politician.

He had never been in the military and didn't know much about it and was not successful in dealing with al-Qaida, who tested him only one month into office in February 1993, when terrorists trained in Afghanistan bombed the World Trade Center in New York.

That October, al-Qaida hurt us in Somalia when they shot down our Black Hawk helicopters; 73 Americans wounded, 18 killed.

Next, a joint Saudi-U.S. facility was bombed, then our Khobar Towers housing complex. July 1996, al-Qaida defectors tell us their direction; 1998, bin Laden declares "war on America"; 1998, they blew up our embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam; 200 killed, 5,000 injured.

In answer, we fired a couple of missiles into the vacant desert and an aspirin factory. October 2000, the USS Cole was bombed.

The 9/11 report showed that the Clinton administration had up to 10 chances to get bin Laden when they knew where he was, but failed to act.

In 12 different surveys by historians, the most recent in 2005 (and all available on the Internet), America's presidents are ranked: Of the 43 presidents, Ronald Reagan ranked 6th; Harry Truman 7th; Dwight Eisenhower 7th; John Kennedy, 15th; Bill Clinton 22nd; Jimmy Carter, 34th.

Reagan was weeks from being 70 when inaugurated, Truman was 60, and Eisenhower 62; Kennedy was only 43, Clinton 46 and Carter 52. History shows that our very best, most productive, successful presidents were older.

Why? They had the most experience, maturity and sound judgment in defending America.

Harry Truman said our most handsome presidents that to the public looked presidential were Warren Harding and Franklin Pierce.

How did they do? Harding in the 2005 survey ranked 39th, while Pierce ranked 38th. Could they have been a little less tested?

So who do you think history tells us may be the most experienced person we can trust to be commander-in-chief and deal with Iranian terrorists with nukes; Putin's resurgent Russia that backs Iran and wants to give nuclear capability to Venezuela, re-arm Cuba and Nicaragua; an al-Qaida that wants to strike America again; and, let's not forget, up-and-coming China?

The following does not say it all but it's enough to hang all the Democrats starting with Bill Clinton and finishing with Barney Frank. Where is the Attorney General when you need him? - Norm

I Smell Trouble...Is Obama trying to cover up his Muslim connection?

Obama's Foreign Experience and his Chicago PoliticsH-T to Tony

First this

NAIROBI, Kenya – For the past week, WND author and reporter Jerome Corsi has been in the Kenyan capital investigating ties between Sen. Barack Obama and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, as first presented in his New York Times No. 1 best-selling book, "The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality."

At a news conference today in Nairobi, Corsi plans to announce he can now affirm the following as a result of his reporting in Kenya:

  • Obama and Odinga have been in direct contact since the senator's visit to Kenya in 2006.

  • Obama remained in active phone contact with Odinga through the New Hampshire Democratic Party primary in January. The Illinois senator continued to support Odinga, turning a blind eye to an agreement signed with Muslims and the post-election violence instigated as part of the campaign strategy.
  • Obama has advised Odinga on campaign strategy and helped the Kenyan politician raise money in the U.S. for his presidential campaign in the East African nation.
  • The memorandum of understanding signed Aug. 27, 2007, by Odinga, representing the Orange Democratic Movement, and Sheik Abdullahi Abdi, the chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, has been confirmed as a genuine document.

  • An eight-page document drafted for Odinga as an executive summary of his campaign strategy, entitled "Positioning and Marketing of the Orange Democratic Movement and the People's President – Hon. Raila A. Odinga," that was allegedly prepared by the party's core strategy team has also been verified as a valid document.

  • Odinga's 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force.

  • Odinga has not completely fulfilled his campaign promises to the Muslims who voted for him, and he continues to cause concern among Kenyans, since he has not declared his position on the Islamic law in the country.

And then this

Kenya detains Corsi during Obama probe
Officials scuttle WND reporter's news conference on investigation

Posted: October 07, 2008
7:26 am Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

WND senior staff writer Jerry Corsi

NAIROBI, Kenya – The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi in custody at immigration headquarters after police picked him up at his hotel just prior to a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama's connections in the country.

Corsi, the author of the No. 1 best-selling book "The Obama Nation," was picked up by authorities at his hotel at 9:45 a.m. and is being detained at Nyayo House, the provincial headquarters for Nairobi.

"Just as we were about to start the 10 a.m. press conference at the Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, Kenyan immigration approached us and detained us," Corsi told WND by telephone this morning. "Tim Bueler, my publicist, and I are now in the immigration offices, with our passports taken. The immigration officer told the press, 'There is no problem, and Dr. Corsi is a friend of Kenya.'"

Corsi had extensive meetings with top Kenyan officials upon his arrival. His visit and his activities during his stay have been well-known to authorities at the highest levels.

A senior immigration official in charge of investigations, Carlos Maluta was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: "We still haven't decided what to do with him."

Despite reports elsewhere to the contrary, Corsi has not been arrested or charged with any offense.

Corsi remains in continual contact with WND editors by telephone and text messaging.

Obama has a long history of connections in Kenya, where his father worked as a government economist. Corsi documented this history in his book and went to Kenya to find answers to lingering questions – particularly about the links between the presidential candidate and Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Corsi had promised a news conference today that would "expose details of deep secret ties between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Senator Obama win the American presidency."

Meanwhile, the management of the hotel where Corsi was scheduled to hold the press conference has repudiated its plans to provide the facility.

In a press release, the hotel said: "We would like to assure our business partners and the public at large that Laico Regency Hotel is a law-abiding institution and does not condone any smear campaigns. The management cannot allow such activities to take place."

Sen. Barack Obama with Raila Odinga

Corsi told WND he has been assured he will be released soon. He had planned to leave the country tomorrow, arriving in London first and the U.S. Friday.

A hotel worker in Nairobi told Reuters Corsi was picked up as soon as he walked into the hotel for the scheduled press conference: "He was walking in and then some immigration officers who were following him snatched him. It happened so fast, they just vanished with him."

"Obama is revered in Kenya for his paternal roots here and as a flagbearer for Africa on the international stage," explained the Reuters dispatch.

Kenyan TV station KTN said Corsi may be sent home due to lack of a work permit. However, Corsi met with top officials in Nairobi earlier this week explaining in detail the purpose of his visit and sharing copies of his news releases and books.

Corsi told WND Editor Joseph Farah by telephone that Kenyan authorities claimed they were holding him because the immigration forms his party filled out for customs had been lost.

Corsi was set to show Obama and Odinga have been in direct contact since the senator's visit to Kenya in 2006. He was to claim Obama advised Odinga on campaign strategy and helped him raise money in the U.S. for the Kenya presidential campaign.

Corsi was to report Odinga's 2007 presidential campaign strategy called for exploiting anti-Kikuyu tribal sentiments, claiming victory and charging voter fraud even if the campaign knew the election had been legitimately lost. Odinga, Corsi said, also was willing to fan the flames of ethnic tribal tensions and use violence as a last resort by calling for mass action that led to the destruction of properties, injuries, loss of life and the displacement of over 500,000 Kenyans. The purpose was to compel the Electoral Commission of Kenya to declare him the winner or enable him to declare himself the winner by force.

Even though Odinga has not fulfilled his campaign promises to the Muslims who voted for him, he continues to cause concern among Kenyans because he has not declared his position on Shariah law, Corsi said.

Corsi said Obama remained in active phone contact with Odinga through the New Hampshire Democratic Party primary in January. The Illinois senator continued to support Odinga, he said, turning a blind eye to an agreement signed with Muslims and the post-election violence instigated as part of the campaign strategy.

CNN - Are they beginning to bend?

The far left news organization CNN has apparently seen the light... or at least some of it. Not known for reporting the truth on any political news CNN has shown a remarkable turn around with the following news item (see video below).

For those of you who have followed some of my warnings please note the reference to the United Nations; this is still the most important factor in these presidential debates and it has yet to be discussed by either candidate. While most Americans are distracted by the issues presented by the parties (Democrats and Republicans), the United nations works diligently in the background for their ultimate take-over of the United States.

Wake up America and start supporting your country; not you political party. - Norman E. Hooben

Monday, October 6, 2008

Never Revealed Before...The facts behind the Muslim Candidate for president.

FALSIFYING EVIDENCE TO WIN SUPPORT. "Accurate information" and "analyzing issues" are two of many seductive euphemism that deceive the public. Truth and facts matter little. (United Nations and Saul Alinsky objectives) Obama uses this tactic very efficiently.

"All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands.."

Be sure to click on parts 2 through 6.

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor* moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear.

The traitor is the plague......" Marcus Tullius Cicero, speech to the Roman Senate.

* Barrack Husein Obama

More explanations on the ideology of Obama: (click on the link below) "This is the last country of freedom...there are no more countries to escape to..."

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