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Monday, May 22, 2017

TRUMP TO ARABS: DRIVE OUT THE TERRORISTS --- TRUMP TO ISRAEL: GIVE THEM A STATE - Billions of dollars in weapons sales for Saudi Arabia, but only additional US pressure for Israel

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  • Character is fate, and Donald Trump's character will be his undoing.  Furthermore, no Arab or Jewish leader will respect a man who breaks fundamental promises, as Trump has done regarding Israel since he took office. 
  • Americans who still support Trump are actually backing his agenda, not the very flawed man whose erratic behavior in office has turned a great opportunity for the American people into a messy and heartbreaking series of crises.
  • Trump's huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia puts Israeli and Mideast security in even greater jeopardy.  With it Trump has only added gasoline to a combustible region.  
  • Trump is obsequious and generous to Arab countries that trample on human rights and fund terrorists who kills Americans, while he pressures Jews to make major concessions to terrorists. 
  • He tells the Arabs to "drive Islamists out of this earth" (meaning, kill them), while he tells the Jews to surrender their ancient land of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem to create a terror Arab state whose only purpose will be the annihilation of Israel! 
President Trump's words to the Arab summit in Saudi Arabia:

But the nations of the Middle East cannot wait for American power to crush this enemy for them. The nations of the Middle East will have to decide what kind of future they want for themselves, for their countries, and for their children.  It is a choice between two futures – and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you.     A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities.

DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and

President's Trump message to Israel has been quite different since he won the election, breaking many promises made to Jewish voters and the world.  His new agenda for Israel:  
  • Give Arab terrorists half of your land for the creation of a terror state that will be a launching pad for relentless attacks on the Jewish people.   
  • No to moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. 
  • No to recognizing the Temple Mount - the most sacred site in Judaism - as belonging to Israel. 
  • No to allowing Israeli officials to be present during Trump's visit to the Western Wall, so as not to imply Israel's ownership.   
  • No to making pre-visit demands to the genocidal Palestinians.   
  • But plenty of pre-visit demands to the victims of terror, the Jews of Israel:  Give terrorists more and more concessions and facts on the ground before he even arrives in Israel, in order to prepare the ground for the eventual surrender of Jewish land  for the creation of a terror state.  

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

SEA LION DRAGS LITTLE GIRL INTO THE WATER - Saved by a man who promptly jumped in and brought her to safety - It was the sea lion's second attempt at grabbing that same little girl

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A male California sea lion grabbed a young girl by her dress and pulled her into the water off Steveston's docks on Saturday, May 20. Marine mammal experts say the animal most likely mistook the dress for food.

Family slammed for 'reckless behaviour' after sea lion drags girl into water in Richmond, B.C.

Port officials are lambasting the family of a young girl for "reckless behaviour" after she was dragged into the water by a sea lion off a dock at Steveston in Richmond, B.C. 
Robert Kiesman, chair of the Steveston Harbour Authority, said there are several signs posted at the popular tourist destination warning people not to feed the sea mammals that frequent the area. 
"You wouldn't go up to a grizzly bear in the bush and hand him a ham sandwich, so you shouldn't be handing a thousand-pound wild mammal in the water slices of bread," Kiesman said. 
"And you certainly shouldn't be letting your little girl sit on the edge of the dock with her dress hanging down after the sea lion has already snapped at her once. Just totally reckless behaviour."
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

TRUMP BOWS TO SAUDI ARABIA - Will sell them hundreds of billions in sophisticated weapons and military technology, helping them become a superpower and a major threat to ISRAEL - TRUMP also gave Saudis OWNERSHIP OF USA LARGEST REFINERY

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 The Saudis' new deals with Trump turned out to be much sweeter than they had ever dreamed of.  Trump's reputation as a shrewd businessman and supporter of Israel is shattered, as he adds more gasoline to the Mideast fire and Saudi sponsored fanaticism and terror.  
  • The largest oil refinery in America — and the 600,000 barrels processed per day in Texas — is now officially owned by Saudi Aramco
  • Saudis unexpected success
    The Gulf Coast refinery deal comes less than two months after President Trump met with Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House. 
  • Saudi Arabia “is hoping the Aramco IPO [in 2018] will be valued at a stunning $2 trillion
  • At the same time Trump is aiming to build up what he calls an Arab NATO, although there is already such an organization in place called the Arab League with 22 members.
  • The arms deal could be worth as much as $350 billion over 10 years, and would include sales of ships, armored personnel carriers, missiles, bombs and munitions for the Saudi army and navy. 
  • It would be one of the largest deals of its kind in US history.  The intermediary in this deal is Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law, and notorious New York Democrat and former supporter of the Clintons. 
  • The sales include huge upgrades for the Saudi army and navy to include Littoral Combat Ships and THAAD missile defense systems.  
  • The Saudis and the US military industry will undoubtedly benefit from this deal - to the detriment of world peace. 
  • The deal is made even sweeter by locating some production and assembly in Saudi Arabia itself - in other words, giving them US technology to attack other Arab countries and ISRAEL.
  • There is a good probability that these weapons and military technology will one day soon pass into the hands of radical Islamists, as Saudi royalty are in peril of eventually being toppled by insurgents.
  • Saudi Arabia's adversary, Iran, is now close to developing nuclear bombs, thanks to president Barack Hussein Obama's infamous deal.   The Trump administration has expressed there will be no renegotiation of that deal.
  • In the meantime the Israeli military continues to slide downward, with top brass appointed from among liberal and globalists officers, and a comparatively inferior strength.
  • There is incontrovertible evidence that Saudi Arabia was connected to the 9/11 attacks on the US.   Much of this evidence was covered up by the US government because of politics and shady alliances between American politicians and the Saudis.

President Trump with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Not a deep bow, such as that by Obama, but worse, as it pampers the country behind the 9/11 terror attack, a sponsor of terror, and cruel and violent oppressor of women, minorities, and dissenters.

Saudi oil giant takes full command of largest U.S. oil refinery, worth trillions of dollars, after Saudi meeting with Trump

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

STUDY: YES, DOGS KNOW HOW TO TALK TO HUMANS - And also there is scientific proof that dogs understand human language

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Matthew, who is not yet two, shown gently patting the face of a long-haired St Bernard named Misha that wighs 15 stone and is 92 centimetres tall
  • Not only dogs.  Cats too make an effort to understand you, and to communicate with you.
  • Cats modulate their vocalizations to express themselves. 
  • OK, pets don't have an extensive vocabulary, but half a dozen words in 'cattish' or 'doggish' help pets get what they want, be it a specific food or treat or other needs.  
  • Talk to your cat or dog as you would talk to a toddler.  Make sentences very short and clear, and repeat them daily.  You will see how he will quickly learn their meaning, and how to respond to you or to make requests of his own. 
  • Some cats are very talkative.  The following video has been around for a while but it's worth watching again.  It shows two cats carrying on a conversation.  Absolutely adorable.
  • Time Magazine - Researchers in Hungary have investigated and recorded the brain activity of dogs, confirming that they not only understand the words we speak, but also how we say them.
  • In another study 40 volunteers listened to different growls recorded from 18 dogs.  Overall, participants correctly classified 63 per cent of the growl samples.
  • Women were better than men at recognising when a dog was being playful or threatening, or feeling fear, scientists discovered. 
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE WIKILEAKS MURDER - DNC STAFFER SETH RICH LEAKED THOUSANDS OF EMAILS TO WIKILEAKS, THEN HE WAS MURDERED - The Russian hacking of DNC emails story begins to unravel as private investigator says the FBI or DC Police have Seth's computer with evidence of emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks

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  • For months it has been suggested that the true source of the DNC leaks to Wikileaks was not the Russians but DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was gunned down in Washington DC as he walked home from a bar 
  • DC police claimed the DNC data analyst, 27, was killed in a 'botched robbery' but nothing appeared to be missing from his person when found by police.
  • Rod Wheeler, a private investigator working on the case, claims Mr Rich was in email contact with Wikileaks before being murdered
  • The official investigation has dragged on for months, and it is believed police and the FBI were ordered by higher authorities to stand down and do nothing.
  • Wheeler believes his death is being covered up and that authorities have been ordered to drop the investigation 
  • Investigator Wheeler's services were offered to the family and paid for by a third party 
  • Seth's computer and evidence of his emails to Wikileaks are in possession of the DC police or the FBI, says Wheeler.
  • Wikileaks's boss Julian Assange has never denied Seth Rich was the source of the DNC email leaks, but he has been firm in denying it was the Russians.
  • Releasing evidence of Seth Rich's DNC leaks to Wikileaks would weaken or put an end to the current narrative of blaming the Russians for the hacking.
  • The mainstream media have been silent regarding these developments.

  • Malia Zimmerman of Fox News writes that murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich “leaked thousands of internal [DNC] emails to WikiLeaks” and that the FBI is in possession of their correspondence.
    WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange has stopped short of identifying Rich as the source of the emails, but has taken a keen interest in the case, and has not denied working with Rich.
    From Fox NewsThe Democratic National Committee staffer who was gunned down on July 10 on a Washington, D.C., street last July just steps from his home had leaked thousands of internal emails to WikiLeaks, law enforcement sources told Fox News.

    A federal investigator who reviewed an FBI forensic report detailing the contents of DNC staffer Seth Rich’s computer generated within 96 hours after his murder, said Rich made contact with Wikileaks through Gavin MacFadyen, a now-deceased American investigative reporter, documentary filmmaker, and director of WikiLeaks who was living in London at the time.  “I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and Wikileaks,” the federal investigator told Fox News, confirming the MacFadyen connection. He said the emails are in possession of the FBI, while the stalled case is in the hands of the Washington Police Department. 


    VIDEOWho gave the order ? Hannity and Limbaugh discuss Seth Rich murder

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    Monday, May 15, 2017

    STUDY: CARTOONS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN PHOTOS IN PERSUADING THE PUBLIC - Global warming advocates hope to use cartoons to manipulate the public with discredited arguments

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    • This blog loves good political cartoons.  A scientific study found that they are more persuasive than photos in helping you understand a point of view and make up your mind. 
    • The reason is that a good political cartoon, such as the dozens published regularly here on  THE NEWS IN CARTOONS  can powerfully summarize in a single image a message that a photograph alone cannot. 
    • A cartoon more than a photo will go straight to our heart and our mind.   And then there is the irresistible element of good quality humor, which we love. 
    • Of course this is a communication method that can be used for good or for evil.  The National Socialist Party of Germany - AKA Nazis - used cartoons to incite racial hatred and violence.  
    • On the other side of the pond American cartoonists availed themselves of cartoons to inspire patriotism and the need to fight tyranny and genocide in Europe. 
    • Leftist ideologues desperate to persuade the increasingly skeptical public about global warming and climate change were the instigators of this study.
    • A cartoon can become a medium for flawed or misleading scientific messages such as many of those advocated by the left.  Leftists defend wind farms in spite of the fact that they kill millions of birds and make people who live in the vicinity very sick.
    • The same environmentalists have remained completely silent at the scourge of nuclear power plants, although nuclear waste and nuclear meltdowns are more dangerous to life on the planet than anything climate change may do in the next thousand years.
    • In the end, all is fair in love and war.  It is up to us to be skeptical of what the media are selling.

    The left wants to learn more about mind manipulation through cartoons 

    SCIENCE DAILY - If you're creating a message to educate, inform, or persuade, don't underestimate the power of a well-executed cartoon. A new study suggests if you're trying to convince the public to change their stance on a topic, you may be more successful if you use a cartoon rather than a photograph.   Source:  University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES).  

    "Photographs were shown to be more credible, but cartoons were more likely to change behavior," says U of I agricultural communications professor Lulu Rodriguez who led the study.  "    Participants in the study said the content was better in the cartoon brochures (even though the text was identical), but the credibility was lower than the brochures using photographs.

    A cartoon grabs people's attention long enough to deliver the message. That's what you need in today's message-heavy atmosphere. Why not use a tool that has proven ability to cut through the others and inform people in a way that actually works?"   "It may be because of the more light-hearted approach of cartoons," Rodriquez says.
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    Sunday, May 14, 2017


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    • You must have watched those TV commercials with happy, smiling people telling how their symptoms of some relatively minor, non-life-threatening ailment have subsided thanks to a particular medication, while a voice in the background rushes the obligatory reading of side effects. 
    • Those side effects are invariably many times worse than the illness they claim to alleviate, and as that voice tells you, they may even be fatal.  
    • There is both a comical and a tragic aspect to those commercials, because although they are hilariously funny, you know these commercials influence desperate, trusting, vulnerable patients, and so the pharmaceutical industry continues to rake in billions in profits.   
    • Some doctors are complicit in the prescription of suspect pharmaceuticals because they have been influenced by benefits from the pharmaceutical industry.  
    • The current opioid crisis that is killing thousands of addicted people has its origin in the medical office, when doctors prescribe these extremely addictive medications for sometimes minor and temporary cases of pain. 
    • A landmark review (July 26, 2000) in the Journal of American Medical Association, by Dr. Barbara Starfield, found that, every year in the US, FDA approved drugs kill 106,000 people. Extrapolating to a decade, that would be a million deaths.
    • Under Trump, the FDA is urged to speed up the drug-approval process. It’s good for business. For patients, it’s a disaster on top of the already existing disaster.
    Recently it has been revealed that up to 30% of FDA-approved drugs have serious side effects.   The new study is what intelligence agencies would call a limited hangout, which is a public admission of part of a problem or scandal that is, in fact, much bigger. The huge scandal, in this case, is the routine death-by-medicine numbers every year—which is ignored by the press and the government.
    A new study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association, examined all 222 drugs approved by the FDA between 2001 and 2010.
    The finding? Years after approval, roughly a third of the medicines were then labeled with warnings about serious adverse effects; and some of those warnings indicated life-threatening complications, such as cancer, liver damage.  Consumption of many of them can result in death.
    The Washington Post reports: “Among the drugs with added warnings [years after the drugs were approved, as safe, for public use]: Humira, used for arthritis and some other illnesses; Abilify, used for depression and other mental illness; and Pradaxa, a blood thinner. The withdrawn drugs [taken off the market] and the reason: Bextra, an anti-inflammatory medicine, heart problems; Raptiva, a psoriasis drug, rare nervous system illness; and Zelnorm, a bowel illness drug, heart problems.”
    A pharma trade-group spokeswoman told the Post: “Even with rigorous clinical studies and regulatory review it may be impossible to detect certain safety signals until several years after approval, once the medicine is in broader use.”
    In particular, drugs used to treat mental health issues such as depression, and those that had been rushed through the approval process, were more likely to have safety issues down the line.
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    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    DOG AND DUCK BEST FRIENDS FOREVER - The loving friendship between Barclay and Rudy

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    This Surprising Dog And Duck Friendship Shows That Animals Pick Friends Not By Their Looks

    Meet Barclay, the Golden Retriever and his best friend, a four-year-old Pekin duck Rudy, who both have a thing or two to teach you about friendship.
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    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    THE GROWING CONSPIRACY TO IMPEACH TRUMP - Measures underway to build a case based on mental incompetency and ethical violations

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    • The United States appears to be turning into a banana republic.  Disrespect for the rule of law and for the democratic electoral process, Congress corruption, and  political mob violence on the streets  are just a few of the symptoms indicating a much deeper malaise that has clear counterparts in banana republics.  Add to that an opposition actively working for the forced removal of the president. 
    • The Democrats refuse to accept the results of the last presidential election, and along with powerful GOP Never-Trumpers they are openly plotting to get rid of the president through impeachment.   
    • In the meantime the media, celebrities, educators, and members of the general public speak or write about the urgent need to assassinate Trump - all this with complete impunity.   
    • This is a scenario never seen in the history of the United States.  The fact that these treasonous activities are tolerated indicates that something has fundamentally changed in this society and they represent ominous signs for the future.  
    • Trump's supporters observe with dismay how his White House inner circle is full of people whose ideology makes them natural adversaries of his agenda.  They regularly leak information damaging to the president, and try to sabotage his agenda.   
    • There has never been a president so alone confronting a hostile media and members of his own political party, a politically-motivated judiciary, and Obama loyalists still in office - all of whom are part of an army dedicated to undermine his agenda.   
    • The level of scrutiny and hostility towards the president makes it the equivalent of a case of intensely malicious bullying aimed at breaking his spirit and demoralizing his constituency.  While previous presidents have gotten away with a lot in their personal and political lives, in the eyes of the media and his adversaries Trump is always wrong. 

    • One recent case in point is the firing of FBI Director James Comey.  The Democrats have been relentlessly calling for his firing, but as soon as Trump did just that, they questioned his motives and launched another attack.   
    • From day one the media and Trump's enemies have been building up the notion that the president is unfit for office, due to psychological and ethical reasons, and that he needs to be impeached.   
    • Even former president Obama has installed himself in a walled mansion in the nation's capital to direct "the resistance" against the new president.   
    • All this is unprecedented.    
    • Trump's lack of political experience, his sometimes impulsive and unthinking written and oral statements, and an agenda that threatens the Democrat and GOP establishments - the swamp, as he calls it - may be his undoing.  He just does not  have enough support in Washington to confront his enemies.  His supporters are voters all over the country who placed their trust in him, but they are helpless to battle the swamp by themselves. 
    • Trump supporters often specify that they are not cheering for the man, but for his agenda.  Protecting Trump is imperative if they are going to salvage his agenda.  
    The following article by Evan Osnos of the New Yorker, someone unsympathetic to the president, is downright chilling but it needs to be read to understand how the opposition is gathering ammunition to impeach the president.
    Trump’s critics are actively exploring the path to impeachment or the invocation of the Twenty-fifth Amendment, which allows for the replacement of a President who is judged to be mentally unfit. During the past few months, I interviewed several dozen people about the prospects of cutting short Trump’s Presidency. I spoke to his friends and advisers; to lawmakers and attorneys who have conducted impeachments; to physicians and historians; and to current members of the Senate, the House, and the intelligence services. 
    ... nothing about Trump is normal. Although some of my sources maintained that laws and politics protect the President to a degree that his critics underestimate, others argued that he has already set in motion a process of his undoing.
    In the months since Trump took office, several members of Congress have cited concern about Trump's mental health 
     The Political Scene   of the New Yorker
    How Trump Could Get Fired
    The Constitution offers two main paths for removing a President from office. How feasible are they?

    Hours after Donald Trump’s Inauguration, a post appeared on the official White House petitions page, demanding that he release his tax returns. In only a few days, it gathered more signatures than any previous White House petition.
    The success of the Women’s March had shown that themed protests could both mobilize huge numbers of people and hit a nerve with the President. On Easter weekend, roughly a hundred and twenty thousand people protested in two hundred cities, calling for him to release his tax returns and sell his businesses. On Capitol Hill, protesters chanted “Impeach Forty-five!”

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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    THE FBI TEN MAJOR SCANDALS ON COMEY'S WATCH - Including its suspicious role encouraging jihad attack against freedom of speech activists at Garland, Texas, and doing nothing to stop it - VIDEO

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    “10 Major FBI Scandals on Comey’s Watch,”

    Grabien News, May 9, 2017 (thanks to the Geller Report) via Jihad Watch:

    News just broke that President Trump is dismissing the director of the FBI, James Comey.   Comey will inevitably be remembered for the controversial role he played in the 2016 presidential election, where his agency conducted surveillance of the Trump campaign and investigated the Clinton camp for mishandling classified materials, giving both sides arguments for how the FBI ultimately swayed the vote.   But even before the 2016 campaign, the FBI endured a number of humiliations under Comey’s tenure. Most damning were revelations that the FBI was generally aware of almost every terrorist who successfully struck America over the last eight years. 

    Here are 10 of James Comey’s biggest embarrassments at the FBI:  

    1. Before he bombed the Boston Marathon, the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go. Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again.
    2. Shortly after the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, the FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency, Bloomberg reported, retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found).
    3. The FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban -- but didn't intervene, leading many critics to argue the tragedy that resulted in the death of 31 Americans at Fort Hood could have been prevented. 
    4. During the Obama Administration, the FBI claimed that two private jets were being used primarily for counterterrorism, when in fact they were mostly being used for Eric Holder and Robert Mueller's business and personal travel. 
    5. When the FBI demanded Apple create a "backdoor" that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock the cell phones of various suspects, the company refused, sparking a battle between the feds and America's biggest tech company. What makes this incident indicative of Comey's questionable management of the agency is that a) The FBI jumped the gun, as they were indeed ultimately able to crack the San Bernardino terrorist's phone, and b) Almost every other major national security figure sided with Apple (from former CIA Director General Petraeus to former CIA Director James Woolsey to former director of the NSA, General Michael Hayden), warning that such a "crack" would inevitably wind up in the wrong hands.
    6. In 2015, the FBI conducted a controversial raid on a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing phones from attendees (some in the group believe in restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic).
    7. During its investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops. 
    8. The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son's radicalization. The FBI, however, cleared Ahmad Khan Rahami after a brief interview. 
    9. The FBI also investigated the terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Despite a more than 10-month investigation of Omar Mateen -- during which Mateen admitting lying to agents -- the FBI opted against pressing further and closed its case. 
    10. CBS recently reported that when two terrorists sought to kill Americans attending the "Draw Muhammad" event in Garland, Texas, the FBI not only had an understanding an attack was coming, but actually had an undercover agent traveling with the Islamists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi. The FBI has refused to comment on why the agent on the scene did not intervene during the attack. 


    The following article appeared on this blog on April 12, 2017.

     against freedom of speech activists in Garland, Texas
    - FBI agents knew when and where it would take place, but did nothing to stop it.   One of the intended victims draws stunning conclusion as to the FBI and then president Obama motivations.
    *  The following articles and recent video detail a disturbing incident in 2015, where an FBI undercover agent encouraged a jihadi massacre of lawful pro-freedom-of-speech activists. 
    *  The FBI, knowing full well when and where the shooting would take place, had no plans to stop them.   The question is why, and under whose orders. 
    *  Activists with the American Freedom Defense Initiative had organized a public Draw Muhammad Contest in Garland, Texas.  An alert traffic officer took down the two jihadists seconds before they could perpetrate the massacre.
    *  One of the FBI agents involved in the plot was present to watch the planned shooting, and stood passively as the drama began to unfold.
    *  Authorities in western countries try to appease Islam by discouraging freedom of speech activists from drawing Muhammad.
    *  Muslims regard the visual representation of Muhammad as a serious violation of their blasphemy laws.  
    *  Many western authorities prefer to sacrifice freedom of speech to avoid Muslim rage.  These authorities regard activists such as Pamela Geller as 'troublemakers' instead of defenders of a fundamental freedom, and so this may explain their alleged reluctance to protect their lives. 

    A group of freedom-of-speech activists with the  gathered at a public meeting in Garland, Texas, to carry out a Draw the Prophet contest.  Among those activists were Robert Spencer of Frontpage Magazine, Pamela Geller (pictured on the right), a well-known anti-Sharia activist, and Rebel Media journalist David  Menzies. 
    Here is David Menzies' summary of this FBI inexplicable collaboration with jihadists - which so far has NOT been investigated by the FBI or by any other government agency - followed by a short video presentation.

    • David Menzies:  Recently, U.S.-based ISIS conspirator Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his part in plotting a terrorist attack in 2015 at the venue staging a Draw Mohammed contest in Garland, Texas.
    • Having covered the event for Rebel Media, I remained interested in the follow-up stories of the thwarted terrorist attack especially because if those sharia stooges had their way, Yours Truly and about 100 other people could’ve been massacred.
    • And lately, more disturbing information has emerged regarding the would-be Garland massacre attempt.
    • Watch as I share what event co-organizer Robert Spencer has had to say about the FBI’s role that day.
    • The fact is, they (the FBI) knew heavily armed terrorists were headed to Garland on the day of the event, yet they didn’t bother to inform the organizers. Why?
    • Since the FBI won’t launch an internal investigation into this scandal, all we can do is speculate regarding the FBI’s mysterious motives.
    • For his part, Spencer believes perhaps the FBI actually wanted the attack to succeed, and while it may sound preposterous, until the FBI comes forward with full disclosure of their inexplicable behaviour, what else do we have to go on?
    VIDEO - Were Garland, Texas, jihadis aided by FBI? 
    FBI agent was at the Garland jihad attack,
    egging on the attackers 

    He “didn’t try to stop” Garland jihad attackers.  Following orders from higher officials in the Obama administration, did the FBI want Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer dead for daring to challenge Muslim blasphemy laws in America? 

    By Robert Spencer, Frontpage Magazine

    Investigation: Agents work on the scene near to where the men opened fire before they were shot dead by a traffic officer. Investigators destroyed some of the belongings found inside the back of the suspects' car, pictured, as a precaution
    Investigation: Agents work on the scene near to where the men opened fire before they were shot dead by a traffic officer. Investigators destroyed some of the belongings found inside the back of the suspects' car, pictured, as a precaution

    Although we were co-organizers of the event, neither Pamela Geller nor I appear, except in one still photo, in this 60 Minutes piece on the jihad attack at our Garland, Texas free speech event in May 2015. All they say is that “a self-described free speech advocate named Pamela Geller was holding a provocative contest.”
    Continue reading, including transcript of the 60 Minutes report