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Recalled Report Raises Question of Politicization of Intelligence

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The loons on the left continually attack Michelle Bachmann. Why?
Because as a tax attorney and a conservative she holds their feet to the fire and drives them crazy. 
She is also a vocal member on The House Intelligence Committee.
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Bachmann seeks answers from president, HHS on Obamacare security flaws.
Sadly for America, Representative Bachmann (R-MN) has announced she will not seek reelection in 2014.

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A member of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday she is investigating whether an intelligence report warning about risks to Americans who posted data on the Obamacare website was suppressed for political reasons.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) said she plans to write to President Barack Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging them to immediately shut down the Healthcare.gov website over concerns that the system is vulnerable to cyber attacks as a result of malicious software possibly inserted from Belarus, or as a result of other security holes.

The White House said Monday that an intelligence report warning of potential malicious software in the Affordable Care Act network was withdrawn from circulation by U.S. intelligence agencies shortly after it was issued.

However, White House National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said cyber security specialists had launched a precautionary review of the Obamacare software to determine if it contains any malware from Belarus, an anti-U.S. dictatorship and close ally of Russia.

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Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry (left), and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) (photo credit: AP/Jason DeCrow)
 

Let’s cut to the chase, Iran and the rest of the world know that the only balls Obama has are golf balls.

He blew it sending John Kerry to negotiate with Tehran  on the negotiations.

Iran got more time and we got the finger from Iran. 

 

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The Washington Free Beacon

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Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Hezbollah, a Shiite terrorist group based in Lebanon and sponsored by Iran, has established illicit networks in Latin America in the last few decades to provide millions annually for its global operations, experts on the region told the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.

Those networks involve money laundering, counterfeiting, piracy, and drug trafficking in cooperation with local criminal groups like the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Celina Realuyo, assistant professor of national security affairs at the National Defense University, said the “convergence” of terror and crime networks in Latin America presents a significant threat to regional and global security.

“These types of illicit actors, terror providers, and criminals, a lot of them are offering and brokering services but may not espouse the ideological fervor that other groups have,” she said. “But they’re offering a lot of special services—a terror pipeline—where you see this very unholy alliance between terror groups and criminal groups who have a win-win.”

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Push of a Button: This Is How Fast the Entire Banking System Can Be Locked Down

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
National Intelligence Director John Negroponte past a video screen at National Security Agency at Fort Meade
It’s not as though we don’t have our own hackers busting into enemy and ally security systems at will.
We also have NSA at our disposal to eaves drop on what the bad guys are doing.
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The current hysteria around this situation could well be smoke and mirrors.
Are we to believe that the Good Guys don’t have counter hackers working for us?
Yes Target was breached.  It would seem that this is another article put up by team Obama to keep us from focusing on the real issues at hand.
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The YouTube below, is in a way comical.  If not it sucks to be us.

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Late last week it was learned that some 40 million charge cards were obtained using physical processing systems located in Target retail locations nationwide. Though no details of the how the hack attack was executed have been released by Target, the FBI or other agencies investigating the breach, it is likely that the processing machines themselves were compromised.

Target claims that the hack was sophisticated, but on the technical side, once hackers found a way into the credit card processing machines, probably via remote entry from servers somewhere in Eastern Europe or Russia, the theft of credit card data itself would have been fairly straight forward by using scripts or applications that simply capture the data and send it off to servers owned by the hackers.

This was probably one of the largest credit card thefts in history, though it is not at all surprising. Two years ago we noted that cyber attacks would soon be targeting America’s e-commerce systems and just a few months ago it was noted that rogue terrorist groups were specifically working on sabotage operation to bring down the U.S. economy.

While this latest attack on Target stores and their customers fell far short of crashing our economy or financial system, it proves, as did recent breaches of Pentagon military networks, that even the most highly secured systems in the world can be compromised.

Furthermore, what this attack highlights is that with the right type of “event” the economy and financial system of the United States can be shut down… almost instantly.

If you are a JP Morgan Chase banking customer and happened to use your debit card at Target stores between November 27th and December 15th, then you got a first-hand taste of what a shutdown of the banking system might feel like and how fast in can happen.

It was done with the push of a button and impacted some two million holiday shoppers:

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TSA to Charge $85 for Trusted Traveler Program

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
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What will they think of next?  A frequent rug flyer program?
This makes as much sense as paying for a dog license, a drivers license, or a marriage license.

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Here we go again, another shake down by our government, this time under the guise of the TSA. 
 
Trust that the Saudi’s will get their “Trusted Travelers” cards before any Americans.
 

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Air travel could get a little easier for travelers approved through the TSA Pre application program.

The program will allow “pre-approved, low-risk travelers the opportunity to apply for expedited screening at participating U.S. airports,” according to the Transportation Security Administration.

Pre-checked passengers will be able to skip the regular TSA line and will not have to remove their shoes or their jackets. Additionally, they will no longer have to take out their laptops every time they go through security.

U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and lawful permanent residents who have not been convicted of certain crimes can apply to the TSA Pre program for $85. Those approved will then receive a Known Traveler Number, which will be valid for five years. The information will be embedded in their boarding passes.

The TSA Pre program will begin accepting applications Wednesday.

Benghazi Scandal Takes Another Turn Against Obama and Clinton

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

In what appears to be a complete change in his testimony, one must ask the question, was the general lying when he was protecting Obama or is he lying now? 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

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It seems that in the wake of the IRS and NSA scandals that the Benghazi scandal has almost been forgotten.  However the recent admission of Martin Dempsey, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, is certain to bring it all back into the limelight.

In the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate grounds in Benghazi, The White House and State Department both said that there were no troops or Special Forces that could have reached the consulate in time to help them, even though there were reports that said otherwise.

Now we learn that both the White House (Obama) and the State Department (Clinton) were again lying to the American people.  According to a statement from Dempsey, a highly trained team of Special Forces, C-110, were within a few hours of Benghazi.  The consulate reported that they were under attack early on and the attack lasted over 8 hours.  If Dempsey is telling the truth, the Special Forces unit could have been there and possibly save the lives of the four Americans.

Dempsey tried to protect the White House and State Department by first saying that the Special Forces unit was more than 6 hours away and that was only if they were setting on the tarmac at the time.  He did acknowledge that the unit was training in Croatia.  A large commercial jet liner can make the trip in about two and half hours, and sources close to the unit said they could have loaded up and flown to Benghazi in about four to four and half hours.

He also testified that the Special Forces unit had been told to begin preparations to leave Croatia to return to the base in Germany.  If that were true, then they would have already been preparing their gear for transport which would have cut their arrival time to Benghazi down.

Dempsey’s testimony before the Senate did verify a report that was aired on Fox News back in April that said there was a Special Forces unit close enough to have responded to the call for help from the consulate.  The Fox News report quoted a whistleblower source as saying:

“We had the ability to load out, get on birds and fly there, at a minimum stage.  “C-110 had the ability to be there, in my opinion, in a matter of about four hours … four to six hours.”

“They would have been there before the second attack.  They would have been there at a minimum to provide a quick reaction force that could facilitate their exfil [sic] out of the problem situation. Nobody knew how it was going to develop. And you hear a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of advisers say hey, we wouldn’t have sent them there because, you know, the security was unknown situation.”

To add more controversy to what was reported and what really happened, Dempsey told the Senate hearing that on the night of the Benghazi attack, the command of the Special Forces unit was unexpectedly transferred from the European Command to the Africa Command.  Former Libyan Deputy Ambassador to Libya Gregory Hicks testified earlier that when he got word of the attack, he tried to contact the Africa Command but received no support.  He said:

“At about 10:45 or 11 we confer, and I asked the defense attache who had been talking about AFRICOM and with the joint staff, ‘Is anything coming? Will they be sending us any help? Is there something out there?’ And he answered that, the nearest help was in Aviano, the nearest – where there were fighter planes. He said that it would take two to three hours for them to get onsite, but that there also were no tankers available for them to refuel. And I said, ‘Thank you very much,’ and we went on with our work.”

So even in his attempt to support the White House and Statement Department, Dempsey only helped verify the earlier reports that help could have been sent to Benghazi, but it wasn’t.  The help could have possibly arrived in time to make a difference, but no attempt or effort was made to save the Americans at the consulate.  Our government deserted our ambassador and his staff and just left them there to fend for themselves against nearly 200 hostiles.

Perhaps this needs to be pointed out to anyone interested in pursuing a diplomatic career with the State Department.  Once deployed on foreign shores, you’re on your own, especially if you are in a known hostile region and the President and Secretary of State will lie to your families as your body is returned to them.  Doesn’t that make you want to sign up?

‘Whose Side Are You On?’ Columbine Survivor Blasts Obama

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Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.

The article below appeared in the “Political Outcast,” online website. 

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In his letter below, Evan Todd nails Obama for being a complete fraud, not surprisingly his comments are not put forth by the media.

If American voters weren’t so ignorant and would take 15 minutes a day to do independent research on Barack Benghazi Obama he would become their political out cast.

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Television news, propaganda and disinformation at its finest

Of course that would require turning off the television and the low information voter isn’t about to do that. 

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

 

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President Obama says he wants to restrict Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment in order to “save lives,” but Evan Todd isn’t buying it.

Todd was one of the people injured in the infamous Columbine High School shootings, and in a recent open letter to President Obama, he pulled no punches.

“Why would you prefer criminals to have the ability to out-gun law-abiding citizens?” he demanded. “Whose side are you on?”

It’s a question many people have wondered about.

The shooting survivor stresses that under Obama’s proposals, law-abiding Americans would be put in danger by being restricted from owning certain weapons or having the amount of ammunition they can carry limited.

Todd points out that assault weapons bans have little effect on crime, and in particular he notes that the original federal weapons ban did nothing to protect him from being shot in 1999.

“It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher. The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something laws that they broke,” Todd wrote.

Todd takes a particular exception to requiring universal background checks:

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The hypocrisy American left and national security

jcHypocrisy by the American left is legendary. 

They continue to support and propose programs which have no basis in fact or likelihood of success. 

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Think of their stands on “Man caused climate change,” gun control, support for unions and our failing school systems.

The piece below by Bill O’Reilly could not be more illustrative.

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Many liberal Americans are finally being confronted about their apparent hypocrisy on national security issues. At issue: President Obama’s killer drone program.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: It will be quite interesting to hear Democrats, liberals who spend half a decade apoplectic about enhanced interrogation of the Bush administration who are now, up until now have been silent about a program which doesn’t interrogate people harshly but kills them without a judge or jury or even a lot of evidence.

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O’REILLY: And that is the crux of the matter. Now, I think it’s safe to say many conservatives support President Obama’s drone attacks. Most conservatives also favored President Bush’s use of enhanced interrogation, waterboarding in particular, to get vital information from captured terrorists. The left however loudly condemned waterboarding but have been largely muted about the drone kills. (Entire article below)

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