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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Terrorist Threat? DHS Has Lost Track of 6,000 Foreign Nationals Who Overstayed Their Visas

One thing that was supposed to be fixed after 9/11 was the problem of people over-staying their visas and slipping away invisibly into wasn't.  ABC News is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security has "lost" more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the US on student visas.
"My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything," said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. "Some of them could be here to do us harm."

Homeland Security officials disclosed the breadth of the student visa problem in response to ABC News questions submitted as part of an investigation into persistent complaints about the nation’s entry program for students.

ABC News found that immigration officials have struggled to keep track of the rapidly increasing numbers of foreign students coming to the U.S. -- now in excess of one million each year. The immigration agency’s own figures show that 58,000 students overstayed their visas in the past year. Of those, 6,000 were referred to agents for follow-up because they were determined to be of heightened concern.
This is a protect the border issue and according to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, 26 student visa holders have been arrested in the U.S. on terror-related charges.
Edge said ICE agents are trying to locate every one of the 6,000 missing students, but acknowledged that “we really have a lot more work to do” to tighten up the student visa program.

Despite repeated concerns raised by Congress, federal immigration officials have also continued to grant schools certification to accept overseas applicants even if the schools lack accreditation, state certification, or any obvious measure of academic rigor.

There are now more than 9,000 schools on the government approved list. The list includes such top flight American colleges as Harvard and Yale, but it also includes 86 beauty schools, 36 massage schools and nine schools that teach horseshoeing. Foreign students can enter the U.S. on a visa to study acupuncture, hair braiding, or join academies that focus on tennis and golf.
Maybe that is why Obama plays so much golf, he is checking out all of those people overstaying their golf visas.
Once the student arrives in the U.S., it is up to the schools to keep track of the visa-holder’s whereabouts -- and report to the government if they repeatedly miss class.

That is a serious concern, Coburn said, because a number of for-profit schools appear to have been operating with a primary goal of selling visas, not educating students.

“We know we have a lot of non-accredited universities that are using this system to bring people in, collect money, and not educate them at all,” said Coburn, who is part of a bi-partisan group of senators that has been trying to tighten controls on student visas. “To me, it’s a mess.”
The fact this visa issue has not been fixed is astounding.  Bush didn't fix it and now Obama hasn't fixed it.  As the report reminds us the man who drove the van containing explosives into the World Trade Center garage in 1993 was also a student visa holder who was a no-show at school. The terrorist who flew a plane into the Pentagon also was a visa no-show.
Rachel Banks, the director of public policy for NAFSA, the association of international educators, said her group has been working to promote opportunities for foreign study in the U.S. She said the group understands the need to monitor the arrival and departure of foreign nationals, but it should not come at the expense of legitimate applicants seeking to study in America.
“Students should not be scapegoated,” Banks said. “Foreign students are an asset and not a threat.”
But people who overstay their visa or come in on a student visa but don't go to school ARE a threat. Does it really take another 3,000 dead for people to realize that? This is not about scapegoating it is about protecting Americans.

This is idiotic. Why are we wasting time whining about a comprehensive immigration policy instead of protecting the citizens in this country? We need to seal our borders and soon, not only the southern border but the northern one also.  Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi made a wrong turn and accidentally crosses the border into Mexico; he has been in a Mexican jail for five months so far because he had firearms with him (which he immediately declared).  The United States on the other hand has no idea who is coming in, out, or staying in the country and what they have with them.  Of course the vast majority of those "missing" visa students are here with good intent, however it just takes one with nefarious intent to cause a major tragedy.

According to the "social contract" between governments and their populace the number one job of a government is to protect its citizens. The fact that DHS has "lost" more than 6,000 foreigners who have overstayed their visas as well as the other sealing the border issues is a major failure of our government ---both parties. This should be the number one domestic issue above everything else.  Minimum wage doesn't matter when your body parts are splattered throughout the neighborhood.

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Newsbusted: Obama To Impose The Same Sanctions On Russia As He Did On America

OH BOY! Now they really pissed him off.  With Putin's forces entering Ukraine President Obama is about to impose brand new economic sanctions on Russia. And this time they are going to be really severe.  According Newsbusted Anchor Jodie Miller (see video below) President Obama is going to impose the same economic sanctions on Russia as he did on America. We're talking the works, Obamacare, unemployment, high taxes and regulation...everything. That'll show them!

Other news items covered in the latest installment of Newsbusted the twice- weekly faux news feature from (embedded below) include; Obama's sinking job approval; its all the fault of the nightly news; Spike Lee and the war on the Black Man; and much, much more.

Please make sure you watch the video below because something bad always happens to the people who don't. Last week Jennifer Lawrence forgot to press play and now here nude photos are all across the internet.  So if you don't want to scare people with your nude photos you better press play.

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ISIS Is Trying To Weaponize Bubonic Plague (Obama Still Working On Strategy)

Back then the plague was called the "black death, It was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53.  Could it happen again? The answer is yes if ISIS has anything to do with it.

According to a report in Foreign Policy a laptop found in an ISIS hideout includes documents explaining that the Koran justifies biological warfare and instructions on creating a bubonic plague weapon.
"The advantage of biological weapons is that they do not cost a lot of money, while the human casualties can be huge," the document states.
But after hours upon hours of scrolling through the documents, it became clear that the ISIS laptop contains more than the typical propaganda and instruction manuals used by jihadists. The documents also suggest that the laptop's owner was teaching himself about the use of biological weaponry, in preparation for a potential attack that would have shocked the world.

The information on the laptop makes clear that its owner is a Tunisian national named Muhammed S. who joined ISIS in Syria and who studied chemistry and physics at two universities in Tunisia's northeast. Even more disturbing is how he planned to use that education:

The ISIS laptop contains a 19-page document in Arabic on how to develop biological weapons and how to weaponize the bubonic plague from infected animals.

The document includes instructions for how to test the weaponized disease safely, before it is used in a terrorist attack. "When the microbe is injected in small mice, the symptoms of the disease should start to appear within 24 hours," the document says.

The laptop also includes a 26-page fatwa, or Islamic ruling, on the usage of weapons of mass destruction. "If Muslims cannot defeat the kafir [unbelievers] in a different way, it is permissible to use weapons of mass destruction," states the fatwa by Saudi jihadi cleric Nasir al-Fahd, who is currently imprisoned in Saudi Arabia. "Even if it kills all of them and wipes them and their descendants off the face of the Earth."

When contacted by phone, a staff member at a Tunisian university listed on Muhammed's exam papers confirmed that he indeed studied chemistry and physics there. She said the university lost track of him after 2011, however.
Thankfully nothing on the computer suggest that ISIS has already has weaponized the plague or created any biological weapon
The material on this laptop, however, is a reminder that jihadists are also hard at work at acquiring the weapons that could allow them to kill thousands of people with one blow.
"The real difficulty in all of these weapons ... [is] to actually have a workable distribution system that will kill a lot of people," said Magnus Ranstorp, research director of the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College. "But to produce quite scary weapons is certainly within [the Islamic State's] capabilities.
Perhaps before they develop those weapons the President of the United States who right now is all tied up in his underwear will sit down and come up with a strategy for wiping ISIS off the map. Because if he doesn't one day we might all be facing the black death.

BTW there is nothing to say that any strategy has to involve American troops on the ground. But we do need a strategy and we do need a leader to explain that strategy to the people. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fidel Castro: The Mossad Created ISIL: NATO is Like The SS

Since he gave power over to his younger brother in 2006 Fidel Castro has been spending his time bloviating and greeting foreign dignitaries.  The former dictator's latest rant is really creative. According to the aged tyrant saying  Mossad intelligence agency is behind ISIS, ISIL or whatever they are calling themselves these days and Nato's military representatives are the modern equivalent of the Nazi SS.

In a column published in Cuban state media and reported by Zee News (India):
In a tortuous column published in Cuban state media, the father of the island's communist revolution also attacked US Senator John McCain over United States policy in the Middle East, calling him "Israel's most unconditional ally.

"The world has seen no respite in recent years, particularly since the European Economic Community, under the strict and unconditional leadership of the United States, decided the time had come to settle scores with what was left of two great nations (Russia and China) that... Had carried out the heroic deed of putting an end to the imperialist colonial order imposed on the world by Europe and the United States," said the 88-year-old leader.

He accused the West of "cynicism" and said the trait had become "a symbol of imperialist policy."

He singled out McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, saying he had supported Israel's Mossad intelligence agency and "participated together with that service in the creation of the Islamic State, which today controls a considerable and vital portion of Iraq and reportedly one-third of Syria as well."

Turning to NATO, Castro said the alliance's representatives were reminiscent of Nazi Germany's feared SS.

"Many people are astonished when they hear the statements made by some European spokesmen for NATO when they speak with the style and face of the Nazi SS," he said.

"Adolf Hitler's greed-based empire went down in history with no more glory than the encouragement provided to NATO's aggressive and bourgeois governments, which makes them the laughing stock of Europe and the world."
 Those are very strong words for one of the leading tyrants of the 20th century. Perhaps the need to give him stronger meds in the home for old despots.

UN Peacekeeping Commander Told Filipino Troops--> Surrender To Terrorists--They Said SCREW YOU!

It's just like the UN to surrender to terrorists, that's not the way they do it in the Philippine military. So it was no surprise when the the Filipino troops acting as the UN Peace keeping force were surrounded by al Qaeda related terrorists and were told by their UN commander to surrender to the Syrian terrorists the troops told the UN to shove it.

Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang of the Philippine military said he advised the 40 Filipino peacekeepers not to lay down their arms, and defy the UN peacekeeping commander’s order. Instead, they staged a daring escape from the Golan camp over the weekend, ending a tense, days-long standoff.
The disagreement is another blow to a UN peacekeeping mission that has been threatened by an escalation of violence in a buffer zone it has been guarding between Israel and Syria. A number of countries have withdrawn their troops from the peacekeeping force due to rising rebel attacks.

Forty-five Fijian peacekeepers who surrendered their firearms to the rebels last week are still being held by the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.

The commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, or UNDOF, which supervises the peacekeeping mission in Golan, was overseeing talks with the Syrian rebels to secure the freedom of the Fijians. However, Catapang said he would not agree to any resolution of the hostage crisis that would put Filipino troops in grave danger.

When the besieged Filipino troops sought his advice after they were ordered to lay down their arms as part of an arrangement with the rebels to secure the Fijians’ release, Catapang said he asked them to defy the order.

“I told them not to follow the order because that is a violation of our regulation, that we do not surrender our firearms, and, at the same time, there is no assurance that you will be safe after you give your firearms,” Catapang said.

“Our stand is, we will not allow our soldiers to become sacrificial pawns in order to save the Fijians,” Catapang told The Associated Press. “They should look for other ways and means to save the Fijians.”
General Catapang asked for an investigation to allow UNDOF commander to explain his side and the Philippine military to explain why it advised the Filipino peacekeepers to flip him the bird.
General Catapang also ordered a Filipino military officer playing a key role in UNDOF to resign. And the Philippine military has told the UN it will not deploy a new contingent when its current peacekeeping force ends current stint in October.
The latest crisis began after Syrian rebels overran the Quneitra crossing — located on the de facto border between Syrian- and Israeli-controlled parts of the Golan Heights — on Wednesday. A day later, insurgents from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front seized the Fijian peacekeepers and surrounded their Filipino colleagues, demanding they surrender.

The Filipinos, occupying two UN camps, refused and fought the rebels on Saturday. A first group of 35 peacekeepers was then successfully escorted out of one camp by Irish and Filipino forces in armored vehicles.

The remaining 40 peacekeepers were besieged at the second camp by more than 100 gunmen who rammed the camp’s gates with their trucks and fired mortar rounds. The Filipinos returned fire in self-defense, Philippine military officials said.
When it comes to dealing with terrorists the United Nations has a strategy...its called surrender. Its one of the reasons terrorism is considered by so many as a legitimate form of political expression.