Libertarian Commentary on the News, 08 December 2015, #15-49A: World Crisis or Circus?

By Nathan Barton

WANT AD: Are you a snoop? Here is your opportunity to join the Big Brother Corps or even go into competition with the NSA. Arstechica reports on the software that can be coupled with a webcam or other imaging devices (such as on a drone) to read license plates, apparently as many as 60 per minute, and help you track locations and directions! Fun, profitable, and nasty: either blackmail ‘em or report ‘em for rewards!

Well, on to the news:

A relative and correspondent sent me several dozen pictures of executions by the Caliphate and its warriors: gruesome photos of actual sawing off of men’s heads, piles of bodies and heads, mass executions by AK47 or machine guns or pistols, heads on spikes, and worse: all the ways the Caliphate (ISIS/ISIL/IS) and other Islamists/Islamic extremists) kill their enemies and those who resist them. As I asked Marsh, Do people realize that it is only a matter of time – and very brief time at that – before we will see scenes like this in the Fifty States?  The killings in San Bernadino are just the beginning. It is only the fact that the jihadists are so incredibly stupid that kept that from being a massacre of hundreds, not just 14 and 20+ wounded.

There are DOZENS if not HUNDREDS of Muslims, almost all of foreign origin (even if born in the US) which work for state and local government agencies RIGHT IN COLORADO.  So even if only 5% of them are “radical” jihadists, it could happen tomorrow, or day after, right in Denver or Colorado Springs or Boulder … or Durango.  Even more likely in Albuquerque or Salt Lake, but possible even in Farmington or Provo…

But if this sort of execution happens in the US (and indeed, may have already happened), what are the chances that it will be suppressed by the media and FedGov?

Mama’s Note: Good chance, and no matter what they say they’ve already lost all credibility. But the big difference here in the US – or at least big parts of it – is that people are armed, are buying guns in ever increasing numbers, and training of all kinds is a booming business almost everywhere. I’m getting calls again for basic pistol classes after two years of mostly crickets… and I have not advertised for a very long time.

If such attacks increase, I am sure they will occur in known “gun free” zones, and the people who go to such places will either stop doing so, or find a way to go armed. First step is to get rid of the pajama boy who would be king, and all others like him. The people of the gun have to convince the would be controllers that we don’t give a fig about the latest “polls” or any opinions, especially about self defense or our tools, coming from government or the celebrities.

After days of delay, according to World Net Daily, even the thug that squats at 1600 PA has been made to admit that the San Bernardino attack is “terrorism” and related to the Caliphate, though he still defends “real” Islam. Just before that Oval Office speech, we learned also from World Net Daily that the three killers (the couple and the survivor arrested and now mysteriously NOT in the news) were linked to a Somali refugee. Why is Somalia important? It is a breeding ground for jihadists.

Mama’s Note: Considering that the “news” can’t be relied on to give the whole story, or the truth about much of anything, I don’t know how much significance this third person might or might not have. One report I saw said someone had been “detained,” and then turned loose.

The first hour or so of the incident, the “news” was crazy with claims and counterclaims about what was going on, and they were mostly reflecting the conflicting reports of various LEO and “official” sources. Talk about a Chinese fire drill…

This isn’t really news, but just a fact of modern life. Wikipedia has an article about the world’s largest refugee camp. No surprise that most of it is filled due to “conflict” in the Dar al-Islam: the land of submission and peace, also called the Ummah. 330,000 people!!! Dadaab is a semi-arid town in Garissa County, Kenya. It is the site of a large UNHCR base hosting 329,811 people in five camps as of October 2015, making it the largest refugee camp complex in the world.  Dadaab is located approximately 100 kilometres (60 mi) from the Kenya-Somalia border. The nearest major town is Garissa, which is the headquarters of the North Eastern Province. That is larger than Aurora or Colorado Springs, the second and third largest city in Colorado, and more than 60% of the population of Wyoming! Among other things, it is infamous as a recruiting ground for jihadists and suicide bombers. People from this refugee camp archipelago have been involved in Islamist attacks in Kenya itself, Somalia, Nigeria and its neighbors, including Mali, and elsewhere. Based on the conditions, these supports will continue.

Of course, the claims of false flag attacks are with us after something like San Bernardino, including claims made by the family attorneys of Farook. But there seems to be a lot more substance and documentation to the recounting of events at the Christmas party as reported by World Net Daily including this inside “eye witness” account. NO ONE armed, NO one able (even if willing) to defend themselves: they’d rather have pretended to be dead. When will the survivors learn?

Mama had some important thoughts on this eye witness: “So, she didn’t see anything, doesn’t know anything about what happened, and has a vague recollection of the man being ‘polite.’  OK, what does that tell us? The treatment of her husband is practically a given these days. The fact that not one single person there was prepared to defend themselves or others is still the single most horrible part of the story to me. All she could do was play dead.”

Of course, that question can be asked in a lot of situations. For example, consider this story from BearingArms.Com pointing out that a major shooting incident in a black neighborhood in New Orleans was ignored by the mainstream media which went bonkers over the Colorado Springs “Planned Parenthood” shootings. It seems that “black lives’ DON’T matter when it is blacks killing blacks.

Back to the Caliphate in general: as reported long ago in the alternative press, Russia’s President Putin provided proof recently that the Caliphate provides oil on an industrial scale to Turkey, as discussed in the Free Thought Project. As the Caliphate is a declared enemy of NATO, this means that Turkey is trading with the enemy AS a member state of NATO. And it shows how badly messed up the Ummah and the Islamic wars really are. If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, what does that make the enemy of my enemy’s enemy? Ouch. My head hurts.

Which brings me to some sobering thoughts in the forms of quotes, some from only a decade and a half ago:

“19 terrorists in 6 weeks have been able to command 300 million North Americans to do away with the entirety of their civil liberties that took 700 years to advance from the Magna Carta onward. The terrorists have already won the political and ideological war with one terrorist act. It is mindboggling that we are that weak as a society.”  Rocco Galati, lawyer for the Canadian Islamic Congress in October, 2001.

This next quote, FROM a supreme court decision, seems to be completely contrary to the SCOTUS Nazgul refusing to consider the Illinois city ban on assault riles and “high-capacity” magazines. “Constitutional rights may not be infringed simply because the majority of the people choose that they be.” — Supreme Court of the United States Source: Westbrook v. Mihaly 2 Cal. 3d 756

Mama’s Note: And there will be no sanity in this until people stop accepting or even insisting that the involuntary government, including the supreme court, has any legitimate authority to decide these things for those who don’t wish to participate in their little circus.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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