Big Brother Is Listening and Unmasking–and Lying About It

I think the way this works is that the NSA is able to sift digital data for connections to enemy suspects. Once a connection is made, the NSA then may target the suspect for surveillance including the modern equivalent of “wiretapping.” As with any such monitoring, whomever calls or is called by the suspected enemy gets overheard, too.

I know many libertarians have been up in arms since the Snowden revelations about NSA data collecting. I am not. First, I always assumed that any call with a foreign national from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, and the like would be overheard. I have held no “expectation of privacy” during such calls. I assume if I speak with someone who has been involved in counter-terrorist warfare, that the NSA may be monitoring. Technology has moved beyond breaking into the telephone wire box and clipping leads on to listen in.

So, move all of this from digital data collection, spotting those connections to enemy suspects, and then actually recording the conversations with American citizens. We are told that a very limited number of people get to do that, and decide which citizens get “unmasked” and reported to higher up. Of course, this is where the Devil plays politics.

Again, if we are going to sift data, sort the connections to enemy suspects, and then selectively listen in, we are going to overhear Americans talking. As our country sorts out how to handle advances in technology and Islamic terrorism, international drug money laundering and the like, we at least need scrupulous accountability among the government officials dancing close to the Fourth Amendment’s cliff-edge with the NSA.

Now, we learn that the Obama administration including the known liar Clapper greatly under-reported the numbers of Americans snooped on in this way.

Liberty is a fragile condition, bought by shooting would-be tyrants, and coveted by wannabee kings. Liberty is a difficult to cling to wisp. Lying to the American people about how many of us are being spied on by our own government, is how we wake up one day in chains.

As always, I point out that the only reason our government takes measures like NSA data sifting and surveillance of American citizens and unmasking, and TSA probes for that  matter, is that the same government betrayed us by letting the enemy into the gates.

ISIS Mocks Gun Control

PJ Media examines the latest issue of ISIS’s Rumiyah magazine, and  finds advice to the jihadi wannabee on obtaining weapons. ISIS comments on gun shows and the American right to keep and bear arms. ISIS also mocks gun control in Europe, boasting how easy it is to obtain weapons in Europe.

The Left will seize on ISIS commentary about gun shows. But, the real message that emerges about and guns ISIS is this: Continue reading

What Does America Want in the Middle East?

I applaud President Trump for prompt, devastating action, rather than just a bunch of mumbling about Assad. Good for him that he kept his mouth shut about his plan. Points for speed. Excellent that he ignored the “sovereignty” of Syria, and paid no respect to dotted line borders.

Now, I return to this question: exactly what do we want out of the Middle East? What are our goals? What end result is good for America? Stated in government-ese: What — exactly — is our foreign policy toward the Middle East?

Answer: We do not have a Middle East foreign policy to guide our expenditures, our missiles, our diplomats, and our future.

Thus, we fitfully throw missiles sometimes, and sometimes just yammer, and sometimes aid our enemies with billions and weapons, and sometimes take them out even when they do not threaten us, directly. We treat each Islamic eruption as an isolated problem, stick some initials on the terrorist group of the day, and pretend that everyone applying for a visa to come here does not hate us.

And, we have no idea how to replace their bad dead dictators with good government.

Extending the Middle East problem to its social effects at home, we permit Islamic infiltration, erode liberty in response to Islamic terrorism, and waste precious young lives who volunteer while most of the rest of us sit home in comfort and pursue frivolous lives. Now, we see that tolerating more surveillance power threatens our very republic, with the former Democrat government using our spies against the opposition political party. This is perhaps the greatest threat to America to come out of Washington ever.

And, of course, we are after all, $20 trillion in debt. With the highest tax collections in history, our government wants more money.

So, exactly what is our Middle East foreign policy? “Destroy ISIS” is a limited declaration of war against a specific group, not a policy.

Most Recent London Islamic Terrorist Attack

Everyone talking among themselves about how they are proud to be “carrying on.”

I hand it to the BBC World Service reporter: she at least asks whether police should be armed: Scottish woman quickly insists, no, no of course not — even though the officer killed was unarmed.

They wonder how they can continue to open Parliament to encourage democracy–but no one states the obvious.

Now British, hear this: Such mewling sheep-sounds are unworthy of your people. Where is your outrage? Where is your demand for the right to keep and bear arms for yourselves? Where are you storming the gates of your government, throwing even more of the bums out of office until you find brave people determined to guard your country?Why are you not demanding that your leaders explain why they opened the gates and ports to the post-modern Islamic invasion? Enough of this silliness about how the best thing to do is just go on as normal.

My sympathy goes out to the families of the bereaved and betrayed. Though, I must say: if you lost a loved one, what did you do to require your government to behave responsibly and protect the country?

World War M has merged with World War Z, and if you are disarmed, you are food.

Paris Louvre Jihad Attack Stopped by Gun

A machete attack by a man yelling — yes, you guessed it — Allahu akbar — is no longer news. In the West betrayed by liberal western leaders, this form of the most recent Muslim invasion of the West is commonplace. I comment only to point out that the Islamic terrorist chose to attack armed police, and got himself shot. It’s a good thing this Frenchman was armed.

Democrats: it took a gun. A good guy, with a gun. On location. When jihad broke out. In of all places, an art museum.

There is a most effective defense against this new form of the Muslim invasion: the armed citizen. Liberals have not figured out, what the terrorist figured out long ago. They are not militarily strong enough to invade in the traditional sense. If Plan A cannot succeed, then adopt different tactics. They have devised tactics that take advantage of the West’s weaknesses in national defense: weak citizens. Brainwashed, cowed, tricked, emasculated, weak citizens.

World War M has merged with World War Z, and sheep are for butchering. Liberals, if you want to see what happens to the slow, weak, and disarmed in World War M-Z, watch an episode of “The Walking Dead.” Do you want to be a surviving member of the group, or do you want to be slaughtered as you watch your family being slaughtered?

I decided for this caption, that if crime is “gun violence,” and it’s the guns doing crime, then the Islamic terrorist at the Louvre was stopped by a gun, instead of by an armed Frenchman.

How much should we worry about criticism from abroad?

AP writers try to get you to worry about foreign nations criticizing the USA for President Trump’s decision to scrutinize applicants for entry from troubled Muslim lands.

It is not possible for me to care any less, about purported criticism from other Marx-infected liberals from the European Left. Perhaps their leftist leaders should worry more about their own political futures, given the uprising of Europeans finally waking up to the treachery of their liberal leaders in opening the gates to foreign invasion. In any sane era and country, that would be called treason.

World War M is on. Those in denial will be swept away. Maybe beheaded first. Angela Merkel should envision her head held aloft by some black-clad jihadi posing on YouTube, and she should be more worried about that, than about our head-of-state. Maybe she thinks there’s safety in greater numbers of captives being marched into the gas chambers, or something.

The Left is insane. Suicidally insane.

Ally Jordan Warns re Jerusalem Embassy

The Middle East’s uneasy monarchies have more to fear from Islamism than we do. I suggest that the Jordanian minister who is already trying to scare Donald Trump into keeping the US embassy away from Israel’s capital city, re-think his position. After all, appeasing the Islamists has not worked out so well.

Let’s do some reality-based foreign policy: recognize Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, and move the embassy there.

Because, there is no “two-state solution” which is the dangerous delusion preached by the Left since Jimmy Carter and continued by John Kerry. There is only a strong state solution. Jordan can either stay on board the strong state solution, or Jordan may re-join the Arab raiding party. Let’s see: how did that work out in 1967, and 1973?

The Berlin Christmas Market Jihad Attack

There is really little left to say about the export of Mohammedan mass murder. The Jihadists believe that the West’s paralysis is a Satanically-inspired delusion. I agree with that. I cannot otherwise account for how so many people could be so stupid, on their own.

Germans should rise up in revolt and throw Merkel and her entire crew out of office. While there is still time. If there is still time.

And, yet, both in Germany and here, we still have thousands who even now, will not guard our gates. Half the country voted to leave them wide open. At some point, it matters not whether the governing class’s failure is delusional negligence, or treason.

We’re past that point. (Thus, Donald Trump)

As always, for everyone here who wants a better life — atheist, Jew, Muslim, Christian, or whomever — there is a worldwide Islamic civil war going on. This is a fact. A bloody, obvious, indisputable fact. The West cannot accommodate the worldwide Islamic civil war, and conquest, and still survive. The freedom that attracts immigrants to the West, will crumble in the police state that we demand catch and punish the infiltrators in our midst. American Muslims in particular: if you want to hold onto the better way of life you sought here, then you must come alongside patriotic Americans and resist importing the jihad.

Otherwise, you have brought ISIS with you. They will blow up your weddings, markets, and places of worship, right alongside ours. You will find here, that awful anarchy you thought you left behind.

War in Yemen Underscores Complexity in Bloody Middle East

The Obama administration and its press sycophant-minions carefully avoid talking about the Saudi war against Yemen’s rebels. We support the House of Saud, our ally, through arms and intelligence and, in some instances, operations. Thousands in Yemen starve, young men look to AQ; Sunni vs. Shi’i; bombs and drones dropping from the sky. If George Bush were still President, the Left and its press-minions would be howling. But, the Democrat down the street took down that sign complaining about all of the civilians the President is murdering in the Middle East. President Obama is silent. MSNBCABCCBSCNN and the like say nothing, raving instead over the most trivial stories if they fit an anti-Trump narrative.

But, this post is not a partisan argument. I comment here not even to attempt to offer any analysis or solution. The Middle East is a mess.

I comment on the Saudi-US war in Yemen only to underscore what by now ought to be obvious: that Islam’s civil war was not caused by the United States; neither will it be ended by the United States. Other than our support for Israel and perhaps for the King of Jordan, our every alliance, arms sale, naval foray, and intervention chooses sides in this civil war without end and without winners. Even if our chosen faction of the moment wins, then we empower people bent on conquest, first against people within their own nation state, then against all opposing tribal-religious groups, certainly always against Israel’s existence, and then, more broadly, “Allah is for the world.”

This administration, accommodating to Islamic influence, has been unwilling to say what is the undeniable reality: whatever else Mohammedanism is, Islam is a military-political worldwide conquest. Yes, Islam is personal, religious, ethnic, tribal, and ancient. But, Islam has been since its beginning, consistently over centuries, and plainly today for all of those who will open their eyes and minds, a violent conquest of the world. The only difference between the earliest invasions of the Middle Ages and today, is that technology has erased the West’s chief defenses. Europe never enjoyed the distance and oceanic expanses that protect the United States; now, and largely due to our leaders’ ineptitude and treachery, those barriers are intentionally eroded.

“Peace on earth, goodwill to men,” is not the creed of Islam — unless you understand the peace to be peace forced on others, by the sword.