Category: international tensions


The replacement of Europeans by non-European migrants was cooked up by an anti-Western UN 17 years ago.
Apparently, the declining birthrate of Europe is being used as an excellent cover for encouraging an increase in immigration so as to reverse Europe’s decline due to a low birth rate. However the refugee crisis resulting from  the engineered unrest in the middle East has provided a perfect opportunity for a de facto hijrah into a very specifically targeted Europe, the U.S. and  economically successful Japan and South Korea. The document did conclude that it would not help America since it already had extensive immigration. Hmmmm, presently, that does not seem to be keeping keep it immune from being pressured into accepting its “fair quota” of refugees.
It is utterly fascinating how non-communist and/or Western nations seem to be the target of a gradual non-military genocide as well as a cloaked confiscation of their wealth.
Obviously, the globalist elites have the perfect storm in which to achieve their dream of a one world government, or so they think. The values, inquiring minds, logic, and free thinking thought processes of Western Civilization must be eliminated in order to maintain control over a more compliant populace, which will eventually be living in a “Hunger Games” scenario. Mass migration is the perfect tool to bring the West to its knees and to eventually eliminate its culture.
The success of the elites’ nefarious plot remains to be seen. Does the West have the will to survive and fight back for its own future?

The following excerpts from the article are not in order but pulled to emphasize just a few cogent and more frightening points.

Plot to replace Europeans with refugees exposed  
U.N. document reveals 2000 plan to push massive migration
by Liam Clancy
From Trump’s speech in Poland:
“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?” Trump asked. Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”
Trump then emphasized: “We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive.”…
…In 2007, at the fourth World Congress of Families, attended by 3,300 lawmakers and activists from 75 nations, Poland’s vice premier, Roman Giertych, warned of a coming “demographic winter.”
Returning to the centrality of marriage and families is the only way to avoid civilizational disaster, he insisted, declaring the family as “the hope for Poland, the hope for Europe, the hope for the entire world.”
“Without the family, there is no nation, there is no continent, there is no civilization, there is nothing,” he said.… (emphasis mine)
Just eight months before the congress, Mark Steyn, in his book “America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It,” warned that amid the shrinking of the European family, one of the fastest demographic evolutions in history already was making traditional views of European culture outdated.
He predicted Europe “will be semi-Islamic in its politico-culture character within a generation.”
While it takes a fertility rate of at least 2.1 children per woman for a nation to replenish itself, countries once known for big families, such as Greece and Spain, had fertility rates of 1.2 and 1.1 respectively at the time. The current rate in Greece may be as low as 1.1. Italy’s fertility rate is 1.4, while the country’s Muslim population has grown from about 2,000 in 1970 to 2 million today.
By 2050, Steyn wrote in September 2006, 60 percent of Italians, for example, will have no brothers, no sisters, cousins, no aunts, no uncles…
….The document – “Replacement Migration: Is It a Solution to Declining and Aging Populations?” – details the plunging birthrates across Europe and identifies a solution: mass immigration.

The 17-year-old document contended mass immigration was necessary to replace the aging populations of developed countries. Without the migration of populations from the developing world, it reasons, economies will suffer because of labor shortages and falling tax revenues.
“Therefore, among the demographic variables, only international migration could be instrumental in addressing population decline and population aging in the short to medium term,” the report concludes.
The report specifically targets the U.S., Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Russia as prime candidates for replacement migration. It is not an obscure study, written and then ignored, but a founding piece of the pro-migration agenda pushed by the United Nations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and open-borders advocates.
“Following the publication of the draft of this study, the Population Division of the United Nations organized an Expert Group Meeting on ‘Policy Responses to Population Aging and Population Decline’ from 16 to 18 October 2000, at United Nations Headquarters in New York,” the report notes.
“Replacement migration was one among a number of possible policy responses that were considered.”….
…Not long after its birth, the U.N. came to be dominated by delegates, diplomats and staff among whose operative principles was that the West was guilty of historic crimes against humanity, and that justice demanded the endless transfer of the West’s illicitly acquired wealth to a Third World it had oppressed,” said Buchanan, a senior adviser to U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan and a former presidential candidate.
“Resentment, envy and hatred of the West among intellectual circles at Turtle Bay (the U.N.) – often echoed within the West itself – needs to be resisted like a disease, if the West is to remain the Great Civilization it has been,” he told WND.
Former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes told WND he views the “replacement migration” plot as “a decisive existential threat.”… (emphasis mine)
…Only 2.65 percent of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016 were deemed refugees, according to a U.N. report. Out of 181,436 migrants, a mere 4,808 were granted asylum in Italy.
The same U.N. report notes that 90,334 of the migrants to Europe did not even request asylum. Instead, they entered into the black market economy immediately.
Many E.U. officials are no longer denying that fact, with one official claiming last month, “In most of the cases, and that is actually the case on the central Mediterranean route, we’re talking clearly and manifestly about economic migrants.”
European Council President Donald Tusk agrees with the assessment, concluding the current policy toward illegal immigration is “not enough.”
Some politicians in Europe are calling for a strict crackdown on illegal immigration, placing the blame for mass migration on NGOs as well as the complicity of the European Union….
…“Muslim believers know very well that their birthrate is such that today, they call it … the Great Replacement, they tell you in a very calm, very positive way that, ‘one day all this, it will be ours,’” said Ravel.
Ravel and other critics on the right provide as further evidence of an engineered “Great Replacement,” the propensity of left-wing media and politicians to decry childbirth, promote abortion and simultaneously declare that migration is needed to raise birthrates, as evidenced in the following screenshots….”
A paper by European Union representative Constantinos Fotakis concluded that “replacement migration” would be beneficial for the entire E.U.: “There is a growing awareness that restrictive immigration policies of the past 25 years are no longer relevant to the economic and demographic situation in which the Union now finds itself. Some European policy makers think that it is now the appropriate moment to review the longer term needs for the EU as a whole, to estimate how far these can be met from existing resources and to define a policy for the admission of 3rd country nationals to fill those gaps which are identified.”
French official Georges P. Tapinos expressed support for mass migration as a humanitarian consideration. Interestingly, the recent massive wave of “refugees” was justified almost purely on the basis of humanitarianism.

Go Here for the entire article, and screen shots. It is long, very informative, disturbing, and worth the time it takes to read.

The actual UN document and links to its subsections is here

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Decreed by the Government, no less!
Real ‘refugees’? White South Africans facing genocide
Puma ByDesign Race Relations, Wall of Shame, World

As not reported by the Communist media complex because they could care less, the victims are White South Africans, mostly farmers and as the world is pretends not to notice, White genocide is taking place in South Africa. The crimes are so horrific, the cries of the victims are so loud and blood curdling, HOW can world leaders not hear them? White South Africans are suffering. The families of White South Africans are being ripped apart and their livelihoods stolen as they are run off their land.
White South Africans cannot sleep at night for fear that they will be raped and slaughtered in their beds.
White South Africans are dying horrible deaths. They are the refugees that no one cares to discuss.
I often refer to the war against the Boer as a gift from Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a Marxist ideologue whose policies (if you could call it that) failed and were devastating to those who did not fall in line and to the White South African.
From  WND by Liam Clancy
Since the 1990s, between 2,000 and 4,000 farmers have been murdered.


White South African farmers are several times more likely to be killed than South African police officers or even American soldiers serving in Iraq.
“Often, they only count the farmer and not his wife and children that were also attacked or murdered,” South African missionary Charl Van Wyk told WND in an interview.
The omission is intentional “manipulation” of the data by the South African government, and such subterfuge makes it impossible to know the true extent of the attacks on white South African farmers, he said.
The sheer brutality of the murders cannot be overstated. Farmers are often tortured before being killed. One white South African woman was tied up, stabbed and burned with a blowtorch.
Other reports of the torture of white farmers include rape and attacks with power drills, boiling water and hot irons[…]
More
WARNING: RAW, GRAPHIC IMAGES

Sources: WOW magazine, Watcher Of Weasels/
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Why is the European Leadership mindset so passive in the face of their own nations’ cultural extinction? How can anyone be so dense, so clueless so puerile so as not to have foreseen at the very start of this hijrah what the true objective was.
The collective stance is now breaking apart some what (Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia defying migrant quotas); however, Europe at the present point has largely gone over the edge. Rapes, beatings, honor killings and/or killing of non-Muslims are all treated gingerly because of “cultural differences”. The mores (social conduct) of the various states making up the EU are being destroyed, including such mundane practices as defecating only in toilets.
Behold: UK university reminds “multicultural” students to poop only in toilets, not showers or trash cans, then immediately apologizes for being insensitive   Seriously?

The following article discusses the surrender of Italy’s feckless leadership to the invasion and de facto conquest of their nation–just one example.

State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 Muslim Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days

Al hijrah.
We are witnessing the fall of Europe. They’ve reached a tipping point — a point of no return.
“The government continues to show a worrying powerlessness in the face of a situation that becomes more and more dramatic every day,” said Paolo Romani, president of the senators of Forza Italy.
Trump is right! back the ban!

Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya to the Italian peninsula.

On Tuesday, 8,500 African migrants are reaching Italian shores aboard 14 different ships, adding to the 5,000 who arrived on Monday. The massive arrivals have led local media as well as politicians to speak of an authentic immigrant “invasion” exceeding the country’s capacity of assimilation.
Officials reported on June 15 that more than 65,000 migrants had arrived since the beginning of the year, but that was prior to the latest influx. Figures for the year now stand at 73,380 migrants into Italy, or a rise of 14.42 percent over the same period in 2016, when then-record arrivals had reached 64,133.

 The exodus from Libya to the Italian coast has continuing unabated with no visible action on the part of the Italian government or the European Union to halt it.

The illegal immigrants who reach the Libyan coast from all parts of Africa (most recently, from the West), embark in the Mediterranean on makeshift boats. The majority of these are picked up either by NGOs or humanitarian organizations or official Italian Coast Guard or naval vessels.
Despite their intention to travel up through Italy into northern Europe, the vast majority of migrants end up remaining in Italy, mostly because the northern borders with France, Switzerland and Austria are closely watched.
According to the Interior Ministry, the region that has taken in the most migrants is Lombardy (13 percent), followed by Lazio (9 percent), Campania (9 percent), Piedmont (8 percent), Veneto (8 percent), Emilia Romagna (8 percent), Tuscany (7 percent), Puglia (7 percent) and Sicily (7 percent).
“The government continues to show a worrying powerlessness in the face of a situation that becomes more and more dramatic every day,” said Paolo Romani, president of the senators of Forza Italy. Romani urged Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni to “safeguard national interests, even if necessary by blocking the access to Italian ports.”
Romani has also called on the UN Security Council to intervene, urging “shared strategies to stop the departures” from Libya, as well as a ban on NGOs whose shuttle service to Italy only serves to “aggravate the situation.”
Romani’s counterpart in the House, Forza Italia’s Renato Brunetta, has petitioned Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti to block migrant ships heading to Italy and instead to request European Union (EU) Officials to have the vessels diverted to other Mediterranean ports.
The head of Italy’s Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, expressed his exasperation in a tweet to his followers, noting that Tuesday’s arrival of 8,500 illegal immigrants onto Italian soil was “fucking enough.”
“This complicit government will do nothing,” he wrote, “so it’s up to us to use every (licit) means we can,” while adding the hashtag #stopinvasione.

Italy’s national anti-mafia and counterterrorism prosecutor, Franco Roberti, has acknowledged that this new wave of landings poses its own dangers, and constitutes “a threat to national security.”
Meanwhile, on Sunday 52 would-be West African emigrants were found dead in the desert area north of the river Niger, on the border with Libya, while 24 of their companions were rescued.
The prefect of the northern region of Bilma, Fatoumi Boudou, confirmed that a “group of about 70 people traveling from Agadez [Niger] to Libya aboard three vehicles had been abandoned in the desert without food or water” by traffickers.

Source:  The Geller Report

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Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros is being attacked more than ever by right-wing governments and forces, his organization says. Soros is pictured in April 2017

My, my. Have the chickens finally home to roost on the rotted fence surrounding Ole George’s nefarious compound built by bricks composed of treachery, sedition, and treason.
Will the current uprising against this rapacious leech bear fruit and eventually rid the globe of not only Ole’ George, but those like him?

Much has been written about his political machinations but so far, nothing has really been done. His blood sucking financial activities are also well documented, but that is another discussion.
He allegedly champions democracy over totalitarianism and was initially embraced by those who believed him. Eventually, his true colors emerged and showed him to be a subversive with a hidden agenda.

Will an uprising by not only citizens but their targeted Conservative governments finally bring him to his knees with an arrest and a freezing of his assets?
Perhaps, after all, the clock is ticking on this miserable excuse for a homo sapien. Let us all hope that real action will come about that will deliver a very long overdue justice!

The following article discusses the matter further.

Who’s afraid of George Soros? Governments across the globe turn on Hillary Clinton supporter accused of pushing his neoliberal agenda worldwide

  • George Soros is under increasing pressure from some European governments
  • US-based billionaire is accused by right-wing groups and nationalists of attempting to push a pro-refugee, liberal agenda with his ‘society foundations’
  • He has been attacked by Hungary’s ultra right-wing prime minister, Viktor Orban
  • Orban accuses Soros of flooding Europe with refugees from Muslim nations
  • Soros is also attacked in Macedonia and Poland, as well as the US via Breitbart
  • The world’s 29th richest man was a vocal backer and supporter of Hillary Clinton

Published: 03:38 EDT, 13 June 2017 | Updated: 01:22 EDT, 14 June 2017
The growing hatred nationalists and conservatives the world over towards liberal billionaire George Soros has been detailed by a series of political experts.


Those who oppose Soros and accuse him of being a ‘puppetmaster’ claim the American financier-cum-philanthropist has successfully manufactured Europe’s migration crisis, backed a coup in Macedonia and sponsored protests in Hungary.

All from the comfort of his New York home.

From the Kremlin via Skopje to the power corridors of Washington, the Hungarian-born Jewish immigrant is public enemy number one of nationalists around the globe.

The 86-year-old, who Forbes Magazine lists as the world’s 29th richest man, and his Open Society Foundations is accused by his right-wing attackers of trying to meddle in politics by pushing a liberal, multicultural agenda.

Some of those who oppose him in Poland, a nation that once bestowed upon him one of its highest civilian honors, accuse him of being an enemy of the state who wants to destroy their sovereignty.

Similar attacks have been particularly vicious in his birth country Hungary, which on Tuesday is set to pass a controversial anti-NGO bill seen as directly targeting his foundation.

And his status as the right-wing’s most hated man has not been lost on many in the political realm.

Continue here for much more information and photos showing the growing anger at Soros. Well worth the read!

Source: The Daily Mail

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Dr. Sarah Halimi was the victim of a savage antisemitic murder in a Paris suburb in April. Photo: CRIF.

If the following article does not make the reader feel outrage and/or fear for the future of Western Civilization, nothing will:

“This is a hate crime. This savage hatred and violence is central to the teachings of Islam. The media, the government, they know. Hence the silence.
The murderer recited verses from the Quran. The police were there and didn’t help her while this devout Muslim savagely beat her.

[Upon] hearing Traore yelling “Allahu Akhbar!” and “Shaitan!” (Arabic for ‘Satan’), they feared a terrorist attack was taking place, and called for backup. Anti-terror officers did not arrive until 5:00 a.m., by which time Halimi had been thrown by her attacker from the window of her third-floor apartment to the ground below.

At a silent march of remembrance on the Sunday after the murder was met by local youths chanting “Death to the Jews” and “We Own Kalashnikovs.

French Jewish Anger Grows Over Savage Antisemitic Murder of Pensioner at Hands of Muslim in Paris Suburb

By Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, May 30, 2017:
As further details emerge of the brutal murder of an Orthodox Jewish woman in a Paris suburb at the hands of a Muslim assailant last month, French Jews are increasingly worried and angered by what one prominent member of the community called an “organized silence” surrounding the case.

Dr. Sarah Halimi — a 66-year-old pensioner living in the Paris suburb of Belleville — was murdered in the early hours of April 4 by Kada Traore, a 27-year-old immigrant from Mali.  After breaking into the neighboring apartment of another Malian family at 4:25 a.m. — whose terrified inhabitants locked themselves away as they heard him recite verses from the Quran — Traore jumped over the balcony and forced his way into Halimi’s apartment. As he beat the elderly lady savagely, her screams prompted neighbors to call the police.

Three officers arrived at 4:45 a.m. But on hearing Traore yelling “Allahu Akhbar!” and “Shaitan!” (Arabic for ‘Satan’), they feared a terrorist attack was taking place, and called for backup. Anti-terror officers did not arrive until 5:00 a.m., by which time Halimi had been thrown by her attacker from the window of her third-floor apartment to the ground below. Traore, reported to be a drug dealer and addict with a criminal record, then returned to the apartment of the Malian family where he resumed his prayers, and was not taken into police custody until almost 6:00 a.m.
Shock over the barbaric nature of the murder has been compounded by the reluctance of both the media and French authorities to recognize it as an antisemitic hate crime — even after a silent march of remembrance on the Sunday after the murder was met by local youths chanting “Death to the Jews” and “We Own Kalashnikovs.”

In an open letter to new French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, Alexandra Laignel-Lavastine — a French journalist and expert on antisemitism — charged that “in the advanced decadence that reigns today in the country of (antisemitic comedian) Dieudonné, for whom ‘the Jews are dogs’ (and people laugh hysterically), it seems that a run-over dog deserves more attention than a murdered Jewish woman.”

Laignel-Lavastine also quoted William Attal, Halimi’s brother, who stated, “I have waited seven weeks before I said anything. The absolute silence about my sister’s murder has become intolerable.”
Since the murder, official and media accounts of what transpired have played up claims that Traore was suffering from mental illness, while virtually ignoring the antisemitic element of the crime.

A common theory is that the recent French election encouraged — in the phrase of Michel Gurfinkiel, a leading French political analyst and president of the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in Paris — an “organized silence” around the Halimi murder.

“Such a story would benefit the Right and the National Front,” Gurfinkiel said. “Everyone is convinced this is why there has been such an organized silence around the story.”

A few days after the murder, Marine Le Pen — the leader of the far-right, anti-immigrant National Front — tweeted that Halimi’s fate made her want to “speak about Islamist antisemitism.” Le Pen was defeated by centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election on May 7.

“The Jewish community was very careful not to be suspected of siding with Marine Le Pen,” Gurfinkiel said. He also noted that state provision of security to religious buildings and institutions means that Jewish organizations are “reluctant to raise certain questions.”

But as more time passes in the wake of Halimi’s murder, the calls to recognize its antisemitic nature are growing. Interviewed by the Le Parisien newspaper last week, the lawyers for the Halimi family, Jean-Alex Buchinger and David Kaminsky, said in no uncertain terms that Sarah Halimi had been “targeted, tortured and killed by her assailant because she was Jewish.”

Halimi’s murder robbed the Jewish community in Paris of one of its most loved figures, known for her work as a doctor and as a kindergarten teacher. “She was very well known and respected, a great person,” Gurfinkiel said. “The tragedy is that she was living in that part of Paris where Jews are gradually leaving, since the security doesn’t exist anymore.”

It also brought forth reminders of the 2006 kidnapping and murder of a young French Jew, Ilan Halimi — no relation to Ruth Halimi — whose body was left for dead by a mostly-Muslim gang who seized him out of the belief that Jews were wealthy and willing to pay ransom money.

“The French police were of no help during the whole (Ilan Halimi) episode, rejecting any idea that antisemitism could have played a role in the affair and preferring to believe the absurd notion that this was the result of some war between rival gangs,” Laignel-Lavastine noted in her letter about Ruth Halimi to French Interior Minister Collomb. “Ten years later, we have reached the same point.”

Traore is currently undergoing psychiatric tests and Jewish communal leaders are impatient for more information from authorities. “The more time passes, the more the community feels that there is something you do not want to tell us,” commented Joel Mergui, head of the Consistoire — the governing body of French Jewish communities.

Source: The Geller Report

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What will it take to stop the PC insanity that shields the truth regarding the Jihad against the West! These are not just attacks by lone wolves, disgruntled Muslims, or insane people. While such may engage in acts of violence, the underlying driver is JIHAD, coordinated and implemented by those who seek a Caliphate and the death of all non-believers. They must be rooted out and given no quarter in the legal system. They are murderers and must be dealt with as such.
Murder is murder no matter what the motivation. Will day care centers, pre-schools, or public schools be next?
Face the facts or die!
The post below addresses Manchester in detail:

Manchester: This Time They Came for Our Children
By Roger L Simon May 22, 2017

It’s not just “Manchester England, England.” If you think what happened in Blighty can’t happen here — 19 killed, 59 injured — you’ll have to excuse me if I say “You’re out of your bloomin’ mind.” Did you already forget 9/11/2001? Or the Boston Marathon? Or San Bernardino? Or the Orlando gay bar attack less than a year ago that killed 49?

Oh, yeah. Seems so long ago, doesn’t it, even that last one? The “new normal.” We put these things out of our minds the week after to deal with the next trivial Washington scandal or go about our petty lives. Our culture lives in a self-destructive willful blindness, refusing to see the obvious even though it happens again and again across the globe. Radical Islam, Islamism, or whatever you want to call it has been at war with us since the Twin Towers came down and even well before. And they have no intention whatsoever of stopping.

Nevertheless we respond in the most perfunctory manner, nattering on about how Islam is a”religion of peace,” criticizing ourselves and others for “Islamophbia,” or dismissing it all as a police matter.

But this time it was teenage girls — our children — (emphasis mine) in that Manchester audience, murdered by a suicide bomber. If he had been more successful gaining entry, he might have killed several hundreds of them instead of, at this writing, only 19.

Have we learned anything? Is this finally going to be enough? Will we at last wake up? You tell me that the next time you drop your young daughter off at a rock concert you’re going to feel comfortable. Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, libertarian, or ladeedah, you’re going to have heart palpitations, I promise you.

Politicians blather on about how these terrorists are “cowards.” No, they’re not. Nothing cowardly about killing yourself for your vision of god, insane as it might be. What they are is maniacally evil, the same kind of evil that marched innocents into gas chambers in the 1940s. If you don’t confront it, it goes on and on, just as happened then. (emphasis mine)

Horrifying Video from Ariana Grande Concert During Terror Attack

So what do we do about it?

Begin with this:

Ban the word “Islamophobia” from the English language. It’s the biggest lie of our time, invented to distract from the obvious truth: Islam has a monumental problem with the modern world that affects all of us. Egypt’s al-Sisi knows it. Saudi King Salman seems now to know it. Only the “useful idiots” in the Western left deny this blatant reality. ISIS, al-Qaeda, and their ilk are the clear perpetrators, but the so-called liberals and progressives — in their endless morally narcissistic virtue signaling — are their enablers, actually their unindicted co-conspirators. It’s time we should indict them.

They keep repeating we shouldn’t tar all Muslims with this unconscionable murderous violence. Well, we shouldn’t. But if even ten percent of Muslims are accepting of violent jihadism, that’s ten percent of a billion and a half people, roughly four times the population of California and twice as big as all of France. Want to dismiss that as mere Islamophobia? You’re only contributing to its growth. And to the deaths of your children. (emphasis mine) Time to end this PC masquerade, which is a license to kill in disguise. Not all religions are the same, at least in their present forms. Buddhists aren’t blowing up teenagers in Manchester.

Also, time to get behind President Trump’s new initiative to enlist the Islamic world in their own reform. It’s high time an American president did that. Bush didn’t have the courage and Obama refused to believe there was a problem. He thought we were the problem — incredible, actually delusional, as that is in retrospect.(emphasis mine)

Politicians and the media particularly must face reality. We may not like it but we are at war. You should behave accordingly. This is Topic A — and there is no Topic B until further notice… that is unless you want Manchester actually to be the “new normal.” It pretty much is already. How horrible is that for all of us, how horrible for our children. Why don’t we all get together and put an end to it? It’s even more important than impeaching Trump. 

Related-pathetic:  The Morning Briefing: What Terror Attack?

Source: P J Media

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Warfare has entered a new era for which America is ill prepared and poorly armed. The U.S. has never been very good at winning the war of words, and in this new cyber age, that weakness is deadly.
Our military supersedes all others, but new and insidious fronts have opened in this information age and words have become lethal weapons..
Additionally, all of our public services are computer driven. Our lack of defense on this front is frightening. Either Congress gets its act together and unites on strengthening this front, or the nation will remain vulnerable to a disaster that can lead to catastrophic upheaval by the a populace struggling to survive.
Does that sound over the top? Does anyone really want to test that concept. Only the enemy within will benefit.

Excerpt:“We are hamstrung by a myriad of reasons, to include lack of accountability and oversight, bureaucracy, resulting in insufficient levels of resourcing and an inability to absorb cutting-edge information and analytic tools, and access to highly skilled personnel,” Lumpkin said.
At the same time, Lumpkin said America’s enemies are increasing their capabilities and investment.”

New strategies, tactics needed to fight influence, propaganda warfare threats, Senate told
BY: Bill Gertz
April 28, 2017 5:23 pm
The United States faces a growing threat of information warfare attacks and needs new strategies and organizations to counter it, national security experts told Congress this week.
John C. Inglis, former deputy director of the National Security Agency, said cyber attacks are only one form of influence, propaganda, and disinformation attacks being waged in the cyber war of ideas.
“Cyber warfare, in my view, is not a standalone entity,” Inglis told a Senate subcommittee hearing Thursday. “When you’re talking about information warfare, it’s at that top-most stack, and it does not necessarily comprise of an exchange of tools or an exchange of literal warfare. It is, in fact, a conflict of ideas.”
Inglis called for a new approach to information threats.
“We need to stop reacting well and thinking that we’ve therefore done good and start to drive and perhaps lead in this space and at least anticipate well or track well,” he said during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on cyber security.
The United States must aggressively tackle the problem, Inglis said.
“We can use the techniques that have been used against us, but we should never compromise our values, and there’s a distinct difference between those two,” he said.
Rand Waltzman, a specialist on information warfare with the RAND Corp., told the subcommittee the U.S. government needs to review and revamp laws and polices in the information warfare realm in order to better fight influence warfare. (emphasis mine)

“Operations in the information environment are starting to play a dominant role in everything from politics to terrorism to geopolitical warfare and even business, all things that are becoming increasingly dependent on the use of techniques of mass manipulation,” Waltzman said, adding that information warfare operations “occur at a speed and at an extent previously unimaginable.”
Technical cyber security means, the focus of U.S. government and private sector efforts, are ill-equipped to handle influence warfare. Waltzman called for new capabilities called cognitive security.

(emphasis mine)
An example was the domestic information attack launched by the Russian government in 2011 prior to the country’s legislative elections. Anti-government dissidents had organized a demonstration using a Twitter hashtag. When the Russian government found out, it flooded Twitter with gibberish tweets using the hashtag at a rate of 10 tweets per second, effectively preventing the demonstrators from using the social media platform to issue instructions.
Twitter did not stop the onslaught because it did not violate the platform’s terms of service.
Michael D. Lumpkin, a former State Department strategic messaging official, criticized the U.S. government’s capability to counter disinformation and promote its messages as outdated and stifled.
“We are hamstrung by a myriad of reasons, to include lack of accountability and oversight, bureaucracy, resulting in insufficient levels of resourcing and an inability to absorb cutting-edge information and analytic tools, and access to highly skilled personnel,” Lumpkin said.
At the same time, Lumpkin said America’s enemies are increasing their capabilities and investment.
“This, while our adversaries are increasing their investment in the information environment, will not be constrained by ethics, the law, or even the truth,” he said.
Clint Watts, a former FBI agent and specialist on information operations, said Russia is the leading power in the use of information operation.
“Russia does five things that sets it apart from others in terms of influence,” Watts said. “One, they create content across deliberate themes, political, social, and financial messages, but they hyper-empower those with hacked materials that act as nuclear fuel for information atomic bombs.”
These information bombs power political groups and other profiteers in the social media space, further amplifying their messages.
Moscow also pushes its disinformation and propaganda in unitary campaigns that appear to come from different locations at the same time, through the use of covert and overt accounts as well as social media platforms.
Russia shares content through semi-linked and covert online personas in order to create a public impression that its propaganda is more established than it is, while pushing themes over long periods of time.
The result is that Russian information warfare messages are pressed “deep into the target audience,” Watts said.
Russian trolls and others engaged in information operations target political opponents, whether politicians, media personalities, or “just people that don’t like Russian positions,” for long periods, he said.
Watts said countering cyber influence threats is a human, not a technical, challenge.
“American obsession with social media has overlooked several types of real-world actors that help enable their operations online,” he said.
They include pro-Russian “useful idiots,” including unwitting Americans who don’t know they are using Russian information for political gain. Others are “fellow travelers” who back Russia and provocateurs who create incidents in a bid to drive Internet traffic.
Both the Islamic State’s social media campaigns and Russia’s influence operations need to be countered, in addition to the use of cyber means.
“When it comes to Americans countering cyber influence operations, when all is said and done, far more is said than done,” Watts said. “We talk about it a lot, but we do fewer iterations than our Russian adversaries.”
Watts said that when the United States has acted in the information operations space, “it hasn’t been effective, and at worse it’s been counterproductive,”
“Despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars since 9/11 on U.S. influence and information operations, we’ve seen the expansion of al Qaeda and the Islamic State,” Watts said. “We’ve excessively focused on bureaucracy and digital tech tools, but at the same time these social media monitoring tools have failed to counter al Qaeda. They did not detect the rise of ISIS, nor did they detect the interference of Russia in our election last year.”
Better knowledge of Russian information warfare and influence operations is needed. The American government also needs better and more accurate communications.
Watts called for jettisoning the so-called whole-of-government approach to the problem and instead creating a task force to address cyber influence threats.
Current government efforts focus too much on purchasing technical tools to analyze social media, he said.
The private sector also need to restore the integrity of information on social media sites, Watts said. He noted progress by Facebook, Google, and Wikipedia, which recently launched efforts to block foreign information operations.
Facebook on Thursday published a report on information operations that called for countering influence campaigns by governments and non-state actors to distort political sentiment, “most frequently to achieve a strategic and/or geopolitical outcome.”
The social media giant said Russian influence operators used Facebook pages and false personas to spread stolen emails and documents during the 2016 election.
Watts said Twitter remains a holdout in efforts to limit foreign information operations.
“Twitter’s actions, if they take them on parallel with Facebook and Google and the others, can help shape the Russian influence of the French and German elections going into summer,” he said.
Waltzman, the RAND Corp. analyst, called for a new strategy to “make cognitive security a reality and counter this growing threat in the information environment.”
A private research center outside government should be created that is devoted to research and development of policies, technologies, and techniques for information operations.
“The center would not be operational, but rather set research and development agendas and provide education and distribution of technologies and service to any of the communities that it would serve,” he said.
Second, a government office, like the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, should conduct a study of current laws and policies that “currently make operations in the information environment difficult to impossible” and how they can be updated to reflect the current information environment. The study also should outline a new organizational structure for information operations.
Subcommittee chairman Sen. Mike Rounds (R., S.D.) said the panel has held two classified briefings on cyber threats and efforts to counter them.
Thursday’s hearing focused largely on the Russian influence operation during the 2016 election, which was part of a program that dates back to the Soviet period.
Rounds said current cyber- and disinformation-related tools “have enabled Russia to achieve operational capabilities unimaginable to its Soviet forebear.”
“Ultimately, we will continue to struggle with cyber-enhanced information operation campaigns until we address the policy and strategy deficiencies that undermine our overall cyber posture,” he added.
“Our adversaries aim to leverage our distaste for censorship against us to delegitimize our democracy, influence our public discourse, and ultimately undermine our national security and confidence.”
Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) noted the problem is not new and that U.S. efforts to counter it are deficient.
“Our government and society remain ill-prepared to detect and counter these powerful new forms of information warfare, or to deter them through the threat of offensive versions of our own information operations,” he said.

Bill Gertz is the author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age that highlights information warfare threats. It is available at iwarbook.com.
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Posted Tuesday, April 18th 2017 @ 2pm  by Hannity.com Staff
Air Force's Airmen Partake In Training Flights With The New F-35 At Hill Air Force Base
Two Russian bombers, each capable of delivering a nuclear payload, flew within 100 miles of the coast of Alaska on Monday night before being intercepted by US fighter jets, reports Fox News.

The Two Russian air force bombers, TU-95 “Bear” Planes, were approximately 280 miles from Elmendorf Air Base in the United States when the US scrambled a team of F-22 stealth jets and E-3 airborne surveillance planes to intercept the foreign aircraft.

The US and Russian jets flew side-by-side for an estimated 12 minutes before the “Bear” bombers turned around and headed back to Asia. This is the first provocation involving the Russian air force since Donald Trump was sworn in as the nation’s 45th president.

Tensions between Washington and Moscow are at an ‘all time low’ following recent events involving Syria and the alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 US election.

Last week, as Secretary of State Tillerson was in Moscow for his first official visit, three Russian bombers flew within miles of the east coast of Japan, prompting the Japanese Air Force to scramble 14 fighter jets.

The last time Russian bombers flew off the coast of the US was July 4, 2015; timed to coincide with Russian President Putin’s phone call to then-President Obama, wishing him a “Happy Independence Day.”

Source: Sean Hannity