Congress expands ‘unmasking’ probe amid questions over Rice role



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If It Walks Like A Duck…
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An enormous amount has already been written about the Obama Administration’s coopting of American intelligence agencies for the domestic surveillance of members of the Trump campaign and eventual transition team. Virtually none of that has been written by the mainstream media, who have actually categorized it a non or false story, preferring instead to beat the long dead horse of Trump collaboration with Russia. Fox News has been the media leader in accurately reporting that particular, ever-expanding story. Fox now adds to the mounting revelations and evidence:

Republicans
Congress expands ‘unmasking’ probe amid questions over Rice role
Malia Zimmerman
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/12/congress-expands-unmasking-probe-amid-questions-over-rice-role.html
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What is the status of the Susan Rice investigation?

The House and Senate intelligence committees are expanding their investigation into the so-called “unmasking” controversy, Fox News has learned, to examine whether other candidates or lawmakers beyond President Trump’s associates were affected.

Until now, the investigation focused on how the identities and communications of Trump transition members were collected by U.S. intelligence agencies and then revealed to, and disseminated among, high-ranking members of the Obama administration.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., now plans to audit files from the National Security Agency and White House to determine whether identities and conversations of presidential candidates — or members of Congress — also were swept up during NSA surveillance of foreign leaders. He also plans to review whether Obama’s National Security Council and White House counsel collected and distributed the intelligence for reasons unrelated to foreign intelligence.

“We will be performing an accounting of all unmasking for political purposes focused on the previous White House administration,” a member of the committee told Fox News. “This is now a full-blown investigation.”

Staffers on the Senate committee told Fox News they also have expanded their investigation into whether presidential candidates were unmasked and information was misused — and what role former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, among others, played following reports that she requested Trump-affiliated names be unmasked.

For a private U.S. citizen to be “unmasked,” or named, in an intelligence report is extremely rare and typically only done if it has some foreign intelligence value. Typically, the American is a suspect in a crime, is in danger or has to be named to explain the context of the report.

The intelligence reports that Rice and others in the administration reportedly assembled are similar to what a private investigator might piece together, congressional and U.S. intelligence sources said. In some cases, rather than documenting foreign intelligence, the files included salacious personal information that, if released, could be embarrassing or harmful to the person’s reputation, U.S. intelligence and House Intelligence Committee sources said.

These reports were then disseminated to about 20 to 30 people who had classified clearance in the Obama administration hierarchy, these sources said.

Trump, members of his family, and members of his campaign and transition teams, were likely subjects of “incidental electronic surveillance” by U.S. intelligence agencies, Fox News reported.

Sources told Fox News that names were then sent to all those at the National Security Council, some at the Defense Department, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-CIA Director John Brennan — as well as Rice and her former deputy Ben Rhodes, even though the names were supposed to be reported only to the initial requester.

If the names were unmasked in intelligence reports and then leaked to the media for political reasons, it could constitute criminal behavior.

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Trump’s initial national security adviser, is one known example of a Trump campaign official whose name was unmasked from an intelligence report and leaked to the press. While Rice hasn’t said whether she unmasked Flynn, the leak of his conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak where he discussed U.S. sanctions led Flynn to resign three weeks into his term.

Nunes first announced on March 22 that he’d viewed intelligence reports that contained incidental surveillance on members of the Trump team.

On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page also was monitored by the FBI after the agency obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into possible links between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign.

In a statement to Fox News, Page said he has done nothing wrong and was a political target.

Malia Zimmerman is an award-winning investigative reporter focusing on crime, homeland security, illegal immigration crime, terrorism and political corruption. Follow her on twitter at @MaliaMZimmerman

Adam Housley joined Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2001 and currently serves as a Los Angeles-based senior correspondent.

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Bob Unruh: Obama amnesty shot down – again!


Obama amnesty shot down – again!
Posted By Bob Unruh On 10/03/2016 @ 12:37 pm In APP Frontpage,Front
http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/obama-amnesty-shot-down-again/print/

For the second time, and without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected President Obama’s tactic of granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens through administrative actions.

The high court on Monday declined to revisit the dispute, as the White House had wanted.

Fox News reported the case might still return to the Supreme Court at a later date but almost certainly not while Obama is president.

The issue has been percolating throughout Obama’s tenure in the White House. He repeatedly stated he alone didn’t have the authority to change America’s immigration laws to allow amnesty for millions of illegals and tried to pressure Congress to take action.

When the lawmakers refused to do what he wanted, he had administration officials re-interpret existing law to allow as many as 5 million illegal aliens to remain in the country.

But his plan was shot down by a federal judge in Texas, whose decision in a case brought by 26 states, led by Texas, was upheld by an appeals court. The Supreme Court earlier this year voted 4-4 on the case, leaving the lower court precedent standing.

Now the court has declined to revisit the fight.

The district judge’s ruling found the Constitution doesn’t give the president that authority.

Ann Coulter’s back, and she’s never been better than in “Adios, America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole.”

When he was speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner listed 22 times when Obama made statements that he is not allowed to do what he did.

For example, in October 2010, Obama said: “I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself. … I’ve got to have some partners to do it. … If Congress has laws on the books that says that people who are here who are not documented have to be deported, then I can exercise some flexibility in terms of where we deploy our resources, to focus on people who are really causing problems as opposed to families who are just trying to work and support themselves. But there’s a limit to the discretion that I can show because I am obliged to execute the law. … I can’t just make the laws up by myself.”

But in 2014, the administration announced an immigration-law change that would “shield more than four million people from deportation,” NBC News said.

Read WND’s investigative report on Obama’s plan to “institutionalize” his immigration policies throughout 16 federal agencies that will do his bidding long after he’s gone from the White House.

Texas sued and was joined by more than two dozen other states, citing the massive new demands for public services such as school and health care that would be imposed by those who previously had been subject to deportation.

“In seeking rehearing – a [chance] to argue the same case over again – the Justice Department said the move ‘is consistent with historical practice and reflects the need for prompt and definitive resolution of this important case,’” NBC said.

The 4-4 tie was set up by the death earlier this year of Justice Antonin Scalia. A tie at the high court means the lower court ruling is left standing.

It was Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program that was derailed. It was set up to let certain categories of illegal aliens stay in America.

The Obama administration announced the program as a series of administrative orders in November 2014. It said the actions were necessary because Congress refused to make the changes in law that he wanted.

The lawsuit was filed to halt the plan, and shortly after, a federal district judge in Texas and a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled in favor of the states.

But the Obama administration fought back, claiming the states don’t have standing to sue the federal government over immigration policy.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans had ruled 2-1 to uphold a lower court’s injunction blocking the White House from going forward with its deferred-action plan and to make the injunction permanent.

“The president must follow the rule of law, just like everybody else,” argued Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was leading up the coalition of 26 states suing the Obama administration.

He went on, the Washington Post reported: “Throughout this process, the Obama administration has aggressively disregarded the constitutional limits on executive power.”

While the case was pending at the lower courts, 113 members of Congress said in a court brief Obama’s amnesty program violates the Constitution.

“Our position is clear – President Obama’s executive action is unconstitutional and impermissibly disrupts the separation of powers,” said Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice, which filed on behalf of Congress.

WND broke the story when a federal judge in Texas granted a temporary injunction halting Obama’s executive-order driven amnesty program.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ordered the government not to proceed with any portion of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.

“The United States of America, its departments, agencies, officers, agents and employees and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; R. Gil Kerlikowske, commissioner of United States customs and Border Protection; Ronald D. Vitiello, deputy chief of United States Border Patrol, United States Customs and Border Protection; Thomas S. Winkowski, acting director of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; and Leon Rodriguez, director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services are hereby enjoined from implementing any and all aspects or phases of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents,” the ruling said.

The dispute elevated to the astonishing when, in his Texas courtroom, the judge bluntly asked a Justice Department attorney whether or not President Obama and federal officials can be believed regarding the administration’s executive action on immigration.

“I can trust what Secretary [Jeh] Johnson says … what President Obama says?” Hanen asked, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Fox News reported the judge even went further, instructing Justice Department attorney Kathleen Hartnett, “That’s a yes or no question.”

She responded, “Yes, your honor.”

Hanen called for the hearing because of questions about whether the Justice Department misled the judge by claiming that deportation reprieves would not go forward before he made a ruling. It turned out that federal officials had delayed deportation for 108,000 people for three years and granted them work permits.

The administration had argued the reprieves were granted under a 2012 program that was not impacted by Hanen’s order. But the 2012 program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, granted only two-year reprieves, while Obama’s November 2014 order allows three-year deferrals.

Hartnett told the judge “government attorneys hadn’t properly explained this because they had been focused on other parts of the proposed action,” Fox reported.

Hanen remained skeptical, and it was then he asked, “Can I trust what the president says?”

He later told the lawyers representing the government to go to ethics classes.
Copyright 2016 WND

Scott Bernstein A Message From a Concerned Citizen


A Message from a Concerned Citizen
Scott Bernstein

CEO – International Security Consultant at Global Security International (GSI)

A Message from a Concerned Citizen

All of a sudden, Islam is taught in schools. All of a sudden, we must allow prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools and businesses.

All of a sudden, we must stop serving pork in public places and institutions.

All of a sudden, we are inundated with law suits by Muslims who are offended by America. (For God’s sake, they are IN America)

All of a sudden, we must allow burkas to be worn everywhere even though you have no idea who is covered up under them.

All of a sudden, Muslim training compounds are popping up throughout the USA.

All of a sudden, Muslims are suing employers for being expected to do their jobs.

All of a sudden, all of our aircraft carriers are recalled for maintenance by Obama rendering the Atlantic unsupported.

All of a sudden, our troops are withdrawn from the middle east.

All of a sudden, there is no money for American poor, disabled veterans, jobless Americans, hungry Americans, or displaced Americans, but there is endless money for Obama’s refugee programs.

All of a sudden, Obama fills the Federal Government with Muslims in key positions.

All of a sudden, there is an ammunition shortage in the USA.

All of a sudden, Americans are threatened by the Federal government for complaining about Muslims.

All of a sudden, the most important thing for Obama to do is disarm American Citizens.

Now, why is it so important for Obama to disarm America? Why? Because a disarmed country is ripe for takeover by the Muslim Army that Obama has imported into the United States.

Nikita Krueschev, the Russian Dictator who visited the USA in the 1950s said the USA could never be occupied by any army because of it’s citizen Army.

Obama knows this fact and is doing everything within his power to disarm our Citizen Army.

If Obama can’t do it legally, he will abuse his power and take every gun from Americans because he knows he must do that to turn the USA over to Islam.
Be wary and watchful. Obama’s actions speak far beyond his words. Obama won’t even say the words “Islamic Terrorist”, WHY?”

Before Its News said this: SOMEONE CHECK OBAMA’S EYEBROWS… I THINK THEY WERE JUST SCORCHED OFF!


Everyone, who is a true American, and still Believes in America, Must See this Video!
It is priceless. 22-Year-Old Annihilates Obama, Ruthlessly Handing Him His Butt On Live TV!
http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2015/08/22-year-old-tv-annihilates-obama-ruthlessly-handing-him-his-butt-on-live-tv-2737830.html

Before Its News said this:
SOMEONE CHECK OBAMA’S EYEBROWS…

I THINK THEY WERE JUST SCORCHED OFF!

WOW! A 22 YEAR OLD ANCHOR!

Tomi Lahren has a strong message for President Obama following the murder of five U.S. servicemen in Chattanooga last week: Call it what it is, and show Islamic terrorists “what the U.S. of A. looks like up close and personal.”

If You Value Your Country, Peace, and Your Way of Life in America, You Must Read This NOW!



Obama’s End Game Explained: Former KGB Agent Explains What’s In Store For U.S. Leftists And Liberals
Posted by: TLB Staff

Published April 14, 2015, filed under GOVERNMENT, Tyranny, WORLD
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By Mary Carmel (TLB)

http://www.thelibertybeacon.com/2015/04/14/obamas-end-game-revealed-kgb-communist-obama-socialist-marxist-leninist/

“We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism,
but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism,
until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.”
Nikita Khrushchev

Many people are now educated in the horror of past wars, mostly WWI & WWII, for our present generation had parents and/or grandparents that were involved. We also have a generation of people that witnessed the Korean, and Vietnam conflicts. There is now a group that has had direct contact with the proxy wars of the Middle East. Citizens of the USA to this day, take vacations to Europe and contemplate on how this could happen at all, how these people were unable to stop it, and why others remained silent when they knew it was happening. Americans are well aware of the extermination camps in Germany under Hitler, but forget about the 66 million plus, that were exterminated in Russia under Stalin, many were Christian.

If we have learned anything through historical event such as these, it would be to never underestimate the power and greed that runs this war machine, and that we are not exempt here in the US. The writing is on the wall, and many Americans are ignoring it. While WWIII is emerging through the the global chaos, as a nation we must get it together. I see people walking through the same political fog of the upcoming elections, and they remain unaware that only the people can save America now, and why this is a fact.

We know that the 9/11 Boogie Man created by GW Bush was a lie, but now live with the threat of ISIS screaming ‘death to America’ as they infiltrate our open borders (all funded, trained, and equipped via the US, UK, and Israeli governments etc.). We have an influx of illegal drug cartels, and human trafficking experts walking into the US. They are hardened criminals, armed by the US GOV, given a free pass by none other than Barack Hussein Obama, or at least that is his name these past 8 years. The increased privatized prison for profit population and the drug war on the streets, enables cheap labor provided by the inmates, so they do not need to give you a job! That lack of importance is a huge step, citizens are now undesirable, they have taken your worth away. Illegals can offer them more without complaining about their liberties and pay scale, heck they even keep the politicians in power with their vote!

Our police force is out of control, run amok, killing more people this quarter than England had in 200 years! Many for no crime at all! Scandalous IRS behavior has stripped land and assets without the victims even being charged at all, and they have no recourse whatsoever. Now they want our free speech, guns, and our health. Feeding us GMO foods, spraying the skies with chemicals then taxing us for the wreckage of the climate, and taking children for noncompliance with their poisonous vaccines… You cannot make this up!

Now that our dollar has fallen through the termite infested floorboards, after systematically being hijacked by the unconstitutional Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and we are in debt to China for the cheap goods Americans buy at the mall every week, we are more than fractured nation. These Bankers continue to profit off us like the parasites they are (yes you remember if you lost your house while you bailed them out). While we are spiraling into the abyss of this communist regime, I cannot seem to get anyone to turn off the ball game, stop watching “reality shows”, or to understand that the mainstream television news is paid propaganda conditioning for the populace with scripted lies (paid for too, by these gangsters).

Now let us look at the fact that we ARE at war with Russia, most of Europe is. NATO insists on provoking Russia because the Elite wants them to, they want to control Russia, Ukraine, and their resources. Russian and Chinese troops, have been here training in our backyards for a long time under UN negotiations as what the press will call ‘peacekeeping troops.’ They have assistance too! None other than the Israeli trained police force, and DHS officers that are here to disarm Americans under the NDAA. If YOU were training for the UN on Russian soil, and President Putin had our country surrounded at home, as we do Russia right now, how would you react to Russians there? Russia does not want to answer to this cabal anymore, and we owe China a lot of money. Trillions. I suspect they will more than likely take advantage of a land grab here, because we cannot pay up. They have threatened to take Hawaii already, and Putin is not so strangely ready to attack our whole southern border, arming Mexico and South America. Yes, well, what do you want? NATO took the Ukraine away from his region, then sanctioned HIM!

To add insult to injury, our government and congress do not function for the people at all anymore, falling prey to the Vatican/Israeli/CIA backed blackmail in which JFK tried to warn us about, until he was assassinated by them. With his records sealed for thirty years, we had no clue to the extent of this. Israel is still in violation of the Nuclear Proliferation Agreement, and has the nerve to march into our Congress, insisting Iran has no right to have weapons, while they have an arsenal, most likely paid for by the US taxpayers under the ongoing aid to Israel myth. We watch them pummel and destroy Palestine daily. More threats of the terror in the mid east tales by Netanyahu, only this time millions of Muslims have been killed and displaced throughout the whole region due to the 9/11 lie, by the US military and US/Israeli backed ISIS! Whom do you think has to answer for this? We do! If you live in Florida, you had better hope Cuba is not the new landing pad for ISIS.

Israel knows the world is not to happy about their behavior, as we were/are fighting their wars in the mid east for the elite and truth is out of the bag. America has been used by the cabal and we let it happen! In our defense, we were lied to, but in the age of technology, people had more fun on FB calling the ‘liberty activist movement’ tin hats, conspiracy theorists, and antisemitic instead of researching real history. Note that we are not antisemite, but do not promote the killing of innocent people everywhere in the name of oil and control over the petrodollar, including the deaths of our own military personnel, and citizens that perished on 9/11 under the GW Bush/Israeli/Saudi operation. I will not defend the behavior of Israel, they are no ally to us. It has nothing to do with the citizens there. I take offense when they have infiltrated every fiber of our society, with a goal enslave the American people completely.Their dual citizenship status, is Israel first, and always has been.

So, you ask what is happening as we pump out the truth for you every single day and you refuse to listen. If we could get more Americans on board, we might have a chance to escape the inevitable extinction of the free society we once enjoyed. We do not have this anymore, or have you even noticed? No one is opposed to indefinite detention without due process for merely being an American patriot, or perhaps a Christian, maybe even just posting on FB against the ‘state?’ Your Constitution is gone in a flash and you question us now, after resenting our observations! People also have to understand that putting trust in the politicians they elect, is the very REASON for the type of government we have under this Constitution, it is called a republic! You need to participate in order for it to remain in the hands of ‘We the people’. Our founding fathers escaped the tyranny of Europe, and knew too well that no government can be trusted except one that is governed by the people themselves. They left you instructions!!! Forget the election choices of 2016, we need to take the wheel, no politician can, and is going to save this, the elections are rigged by the elite, Congress is tied up and gagged.

In essence folks, I have a newsflash for you… WE HAVE BEEN ATTACKED FROM WITHIN!!! Believe me, this is not going to end like all the other growing pains that America has survived. This is end game. We ARE at war, we are surrounded, and only YOU can stand up with the rest of us and fight for your freedom and for that of your families. Time ticks real fast, as these Jade Helm drills across America go rogue on or before July 15th and they will round you up, separate you from your families. FEMA is your new home, no need to pack, by this time you will have lost it all. Forget the dollar, it is gone! Get used to it.

The rest IS history, what happened under Stalin, Hitler, and the others has now been arranged for us by none other than the same bloodlines that did it back then, including the Bush family(Nazis), under the guise of our illegal alien president! It is just a new generation of genocide, depopulation, power and property grabs, but you cannot sit this one out, sorry to break the news. No free pass, the camps are built, they are up and running all over the US right under your nose! They even have your transportation arranged!

Do not ask how it happened in WWII. It happened just like it has happened here and now… Denial, arrogance, and a systematic breakdown of a nation through the elite 1% that have been running the world for years behind our global backs due to the “nonparticipation” within government given to us by our forefathers (for the people, by the people). In most cases they outright executed the real Royals and took power from nations across the world. We had protection from that, and did not exercise that power in numbers large enough.

Someone that KNOWS how this happens, how this works, is telling you to get up NOW! Perhaps hearing it from the KGB might help you realize that your country, your money, your liberties, and even freedom of religious beliefs are teetering on the edge, and there is not much time at all before it is all just a memory. Act now or this is over.

See the short video below, and feel free to research the information here on our website referring to Operation Jade Helm coming to a city near you July 15th or before. This is NOT going away.

I also urge you to get in the know about your assets, and how to protect some money legally before the crash of the dollar. You may keep up with news here at TLB, and as well our partnered site National Liberty Alliance, which is the US Common Law Grand Jury across 50 states and over 3,000 counties. Join, their site is informative as to what the US people have done up to this point to protect themselves. We need more people to get involved, to volunteer a little bit of their time.


To conclude on a positive note, If americans wake up, join the fight, we can do this! Do not throw America, your lives, and your loved ones to these wolves… Look at where THAT has gotten us. Get your groove shoes on, the resistance is here! MC

ALERTSUSA ThreatJournal for March 21, 2015



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ISIS Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani – ALLOW IMAGES
ISIS Threatens U.S. and Europe,
Obama Removes Iran and Hezbollah from Terror List
March 21, 2015

Between March 14-18, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
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3/18 – US Embassy Tunis warns citizens traveling to or in Tunisia to exercise extreme caution following terror attack on the popular Bardo Museum. 19 killed.

3/17 – Arab language media outlets reporting Syrian air defenses have shot down U.S. military aircraft. Specifics unknown. Monitoring…

3/16 – ISIS vows to blow up White House, Big Ben & Eiffel Tower. Spokesman warns Christians and Jews would soon be unable to stop the jihadi advance to the caliphate.

3/14 – U.S. Embassy Riyadh and all consulates in Saudi Arabia will be closed Sun/Mon following credible threat of terrorist attack. Monitoring…

What You Need To Know
On Monday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding new statements coming from ISIS threatening to attack the White House, Big Ben at the Palace of Westminster in London as well as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2015/03/16/isis-vows-to-blow-up-the-white-house-big-ben-and-the-eiffel-tower/

In a new 28-minute Arabic-language audio message posted to the Internet, ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani warned Jews and Christians that they could either “convert to Islam or pay the ultimate price when your armies are expelled from Muhammad’s peninsula, from Jerusalem, and all Muslim lands.” He went on to say “if Jews and Christians continued on their current path, they would soon regret having done so and be incapable of preventing the surge to the caliphate.” http://news.nationalpost.com/tag/abu-muhammad-al-adnani/

Al-Adnani also indicated that ISIS had major plans:

“We want Kabul, Karachi, Riyadh, Tehran, Baghdad, Damascus, Jerusalem, and Cairo, Sana’a, Doha, Abu Dhabi, and Amman. The Muslims will return to power, to be the vanguard and lead in every place.”

ISIS ATTACKS IN TUNISIA, US EMBASSY WARNS

On Wedensday AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of a warning message from the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia advising American citizens traveling to or in Tunisia to exercise extreme caution following a terror attack on the popular Bardo Museum in the capital. Late this week, the Islamic State formally claimed responsibility for the attack.
http://tunisia.usembassy.gov/sm-3182015.html

20 foreign tourists, mostly Europeans, were killed in the attack. While this is the worst terror attack in the country since a 2002 suicide bombing in the city of Djerba, it is important to note that Tunisians make up a significant contingent of the foreign fighters currently operating in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
http://abcnews.go.com/International/tunisia-attack-dead-shooting-museum/story?id=29721565
http://www.ibtimes.com/isis-claims-responsibility-tunisia-bardo-museum-terrorist-attack-audio-recording-1852616

According to an Islamic State spokesman in an audio recording posted the Internet,: “We tell the apostates who sit on the chest of Muslim Tunisia: Wait for the glad tidings of what will harm you, o impure ones, for what you have seen today is the first drop of the rain.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415706/terror-tunisia-tom-rogan

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis is reminding U.S. citizens of the importance of increased vigilance and the need for caution while in the country, and in particular, while visiting public venues frequented by large numbers of foreigners, such as hotels, shopping centers, and tourist sites and restaurants.

IRAN AND HEZBOLLAH REMOVED FROM LIST
OF STATE SPONSORS OF TERROR

In a stunning move which has many in the U.S. military and intelligence communities shaking their heads, it was revealed this week that the Obama Administration has removed Iran and Hezbollah from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. This, despite their being responsible for the killing of hundreds of U.S. Marines, giving sanctuary to numerous members of al Qaeda and providing arms, financing, training, and other means of facilitating terror-related activities to numerous groups,
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Iran-Hezbollah-off-terror-list/2015/03/17/id/630778/

Why would he do this? One glaring reason is optics. It would look pretty bad for President Obama to ink a nuclear deal which ultimately allows Iran a pathway to developing nuclear weapons if they were still listed as a state sponsor of terrorism. Being on the list also means a host of economic and trade sanctions.So there is potential that such a designation was tabled as a chip in negotiations.

We remind readers that Iran was behind Hezbollah’s bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983 which killed 241, the 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847 from Cairo to San Diego during which U.S. Navy diver Robert Stethem was murdered, and the 1988 capture, brutal torture and hanging of U.S. Marine Colonel William R. Higgins. Then we have the estimated 1,000+ U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq by Iranian proxies. In 2007 during hearings before congress, then Army General David Patraeus testified that Iranian Republican Guard Quds Forces had been provided training, equipment, arms, and funding to terrorists in Iraq. Then there is the ongoing influx of funding, weapons, and training provided by Iran to Syrian government forces and Iran’s backing of the Houti rebels who brought down the government in Yemen just weeks ago. And this week in an article appearing in the Washington Post, David Patraeus argues that the foremost threat to Iraq’s long-term stability and the broader regional equilibrium is not the Islamic State; but rather, the Iranian back Shiite militias. And finally, to this very day, Iran continues to declare they ultimately seek to destroy the nation of Israel and the Jewish people.

In the end, the removal of Iran and Hezbollah from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism is a stunning development which will have dramatic global and regional implications for for U.S. citizens and interests and that of our allies.

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http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/Unclassified_2015_ATA_SFR_-_SASC_FINAL.pdf

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3/20 – Moscow issues harsh warning to the U.S. over planned convoy of 120 Army Stryker vehicles expected to move through Baltic States along Russian border. Monitoring..

What You Need To Know
As AlertsUSA has been reporting for a number of weeks (see this, this, this and this), the buildup of U.S. and NATO forces in Eastern Europe continues, as do similar efforts on the part of Russia. This week, Russia launched massive military exercises spanning all nine time zones, including the Volga region, Urals, Western Siberia, the Far East region and the Pacific, the North Caucasus and along the borders of NATO member states from the Arctic through to the Baltic and Black Seas. The unannounced drills began on Monday under orders from Vladimir Putin and initially involved 40,000 troops, 3,000 vehicles, dozens of warships and 110 aircraft.
http://rt.com/news/241745-russia-offensive-defense-drills/

On Thursday Russia's Chief of the General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, said that the number of troops taking part in the exercises has gone up to 80,000, and the number of aircraft participating in the exercises had increased to 220. This also includes the deployment of Tu-22M3 nuclear-capable bombers to Crimea and "Iskander" missile systems to Kaliningrad.
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/europe/2015/03/19/russia-expands-military-exercises-troops/25023979/

Late this week the U.S. Army began deployment of Patriot air defense units to Poland for exercises. Currently, the United States Army has three different sets of troops in Poland for training exercises, as part of “Operation Atlantic Resolve.” American troops have been training continuously in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to NATO and Article 5 (collective defense) responsibilities.http://www.army.mil/article/144818/Army_Europe_air_defense_unit_deploys_to_Poland_for_exercise/


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A very dangerous situation is unfolding in Eastern Europe with more than 200,000 military personnel, hundreds of aircraft and literally every other modern implement of war involved in complex, agressive military training exercises on land, sea and in the air. Both sides are feeling pressured. Both sides are feeling threatened. The potential for misinterpreting actions or accidents is high.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor developments in this region 24/7 and will immediately notify service subscribers of announcements of additional significant force deployments or any other changes in the overall threat environment, as events warrant.

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AlertsUSA and Threat Journal Weekly Communication on the State of the United States


US and EU Facing Threat of ISIS Attacks,
Concerns Growing Over Obama Refugee Program
Feb 21, 2015

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Between Feb. 14-19, 2015, AlertsUSA issued the following
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2/19 – Italy incr security at gov bldgs and tourist dest following multiple threats from Islamic State. Rising concerns of sleepers within N. African immigrant influx.

2/18 – USGOV issues new travel warning for Israel, Gaza & West Bank. Warns of risks of travel to these areas due to security situation. 6 US citizens killed in 2014.

2/14 – US Embassy Copenhagen, Denmark warning American citizens to maintain high level of vigilance after mult shooting incidents in capital. Poss terrorism nexus.

What You Need To Know
On multiple occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers have been notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding multiple international terrorism concerns. Most pressing are new threats being posed by Islamic State militants to the European mainland.

Following gains made by the Islamic State in Libya, multiple sources indicate the plan of the Islamic State is to use the embattled N. African state as a gateway to wage war across the whole of southern Europe. This past Sunday, within the well publicized video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on the Mediterranean shoreline (WARNING – GRAPHIC), there is footage of a khaki-clad militant pointing a blood-stained finger northwards, declaring: “We will conquer Rome.”

The threat raised alarms with Italian authorities to such an extent that this week the Italian government deployed ~5000 soldiers around Rome and elsewhere in the country to protect sensitive sites.

Though not receiving much press coverage in America, Italy has a major illegal immigration problem in the form of boatloads of individuals, mostly male, arriving from the nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Turkey on a near daily basis. Looking at a map of the region will show that Sicily is just over 100 miles from the Tunisian coast and only about 300 miles from Libya.


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While no one envisions a Normandy-style Islamic State invasion, the slow creep of radical Muslims into Italy, and Spain, and Greece poses significant security concerns due to the high potential for random terror attacks as are being experienced in a growing number of Western countries. Additionally, as the European economies continue to decline, thus creating greater hardship within Muslim communities already struggling with high unemployment and a refusal to assimilate into local cultures, there will be an increasingly larger number of European Muslims more easily persuaded to join the movement. In short, why travel to Iraq and Syria to wage jihad when you can wage jihad at home?

SIMILAR THREAT TO THE U.S.

There are also similar concerns for America. As AlertsUSA reported on multiple occasions last year, the Obama Administration is dramatically expanding the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle permanently in the United States from about 350 in 2014 to close to 10,000 this year and in years to come. There are significant concerns that this program will facilitate the import of jihadists into the homeland.

Last week, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee that the Syrian refugees are “clearly a population of concern.” (VIDEO)

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The Urgent Threat of Foreign Fighters
and Homegrown Terror

OPENING STATEMENT

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Committee Chairman

WRITTEN TESTIMONY

Francis X. Taylor
Under Secretary of Intelligence and Analysis
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Nicholas J. Rasmussen
Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Mr. Michael B. Steinbach
Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation

FEAR OF “FEDERALLY FUNDED JIHADI PIPLINE”

In the closing lines of his opening statement, the committee chairman, Rep. Mike McCaul states,

“I am very disappointed that the State Department chose not to send a witness here today. The threats we are discussing are serious, and the State Department plays a key role in combating them. I recently sent a letter to the White House expressing my concerns over the Department’s desire to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States. I am worried ISIS could exploit this effort in order to deploy operatives to America via a federally funded jihadi pipeline.”

EGYPTIAN INTEL HINTS OF POSSIBLE SPRING ATTACKS

There are reports that Egypt has intelligence revealing the Islamic State is planning a worldwide offensive this spring or summer that could reach targets within the United States. These reports indicate that ISIS members captured in recent weeks in the Sinai Peninsula have revealed plans for ground offensives and that ISIS is plotting possible attacks using cells abroad.

We also remind readers that just weeks ago, the head of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, Michael Steinbach, told CNN “there are already individuals in the U.S. that have been in communication with groups like [ISIS] who have a desire to conduct an attack,” and conceded the FBI finds it extremely difficult to track every American traveling abroad who can join ISIS or receive training by foreign terrorist organizations.

“I’m worried about individuals that we don’t know about that have training,” Steinbach said. “We know what we know. But there is a number that’s greater than that that we don’t know. Once you get to Europe, you can easily get down to Turkey and into Syria.”

As has been the case for over 12 years, AlertsUSA continues to closely monitor the overall domestic and international terrorism threat environment and will immediately notify service subscribers of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens, as events warrant.

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Getting the Facts Straight on Islam and Terror
Feb 14, 2015

What You Need To Know
AlertsUSA urges readers to be extra discerning as President Obama, the liberal media and Muslim apologists continue claim Islam is a "Religion of Peace" and terrorists have "hijacked and perverted the faith." The truth is they are either ignorant of history or Islamic doctrine or are intentionally lying.

ISLAMIC TERRORISM A PROBEM SINCE THE LATE 1700s

America's problems with Islamic terrorism stretches back to just after the 13 colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776. At that time, Muslim pirates, known as "Barbary pirates", were seizing American merchant ships off the coasts Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and what is now Libya and enslaving the crews. These actions ultimately led to what is known as the First Barbary War and was fought between 1801 and 1805. Ironically, the very first foreign military conflict ever authorized by the United States Congress was against Muslim terrorists.

A few years prior to that war starting, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with an ambassador from Tripoli in London. During that meeting, the ambassador was asked why his government was so hostile to the new American republic?

The Ambassador's responsed as follows:

"… it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who have not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise"

Now where have we heard that before?

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In order to help ground readers in the truth on Islam and enable you to crush liberal "Religion of Peace" arguments, AlertsUSA has compiled two free reports filled with passages from Islamic holy books covering some of the most controversial (and often denied) aspects of Islamic teachings, traditions and dogma. Now you can see them for yourself !

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164 Passages about Jihad from the Koran


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SEX, WOMEN AND ISLAM
80 Passages on Rape, Pedophilia, Misogyny, Female Inferiority,
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Travel Security Update

The U.S. Dept. of State is the authoritative federal source for information on the security situation at travel destinations worldwide. With tensions rapidly increasing in most regions, readers planning on international travel, even to such common destinations as Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean Islands, are strongly encouraged to do a little research on the security situation prior to departure.
Latest USGOV Travel Alerts and Warnings

Israel, Gaza and the West Bank 02/18/2015
Ebola Travel Alert 02/02/2015
Worldwide Caution 01/09/2015
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