Ten Long Years and Counting

Ten Years and Counting

America is approaching the ten year mark of the attack on our homeland. Four domestic airliners were used as missiles that struck key targets, while one of the four was over-taken by patriot passengers and crashed into a pasture.
It has been long debated as to why this tragic event happened and that debate does not alter what happened that sad day. The point to drive home now is where is America then years later?
America has not had a like attack since 9-11; however, there have been countless attempts. Major Hassan, the Ft. Hood murderer was the largest killing of innocent people since 9-11.
World War II lasted six years and the defeat of Hitler actually took less than four years. America is ten years into a handful of wars fighting a broad definition and long list of enemies. America has changed her whole game after 9-11 with objectives, communications, technology, weapons, intelligence and essentially lack of strategy; yet we see no closure of the war on terror in the future. The end of terrorism is still yet a debate for another day, but what about that which Americans must endure at home as a consequence of 9-11?
Here is a short list of what is now different in America and should provoke thought.
1. TSA, body scanners/illegal searches
2. Government use of SWAT for home invasion
3. Tea Party
4. 9.12
5. Twitter
6. Arab Spring
7. DHS
8. Caliphate
9. Record foreclosures
10. Massive Debt/spending, this is interesting since much wasteful spending is due to throwing money at war/terrorism
11. Patriot Act
12. 9-11 scars that have and have not faded
13. IED’s
14. Embedded media
15. No fly list
16. Growing list of terrorists
17. Gitmo
18. Importing enemy/refugees and many now on Federal payroll
19. FISA court
20. Massive intelligence community upgrades/worldwide intercepts
21. Failed banks, Fannie/Freddie
22. Bailouts of private corporations/banks/manufacturers/etc.
23. Iron Dome
24. Drones
25. Internet bases communications systems
26. Bloggers
27. No more Saddam
28. WMD’s
30. Open borders

In closing, it is submitted that the U.S. government is not serious about ending terror, take the lead again in military might and restoring friendships around the globe. Why, might you ask? Corruption and feeding the Federal Reserve are the reasons. The bottom line is, our World Trade Center after ten long years still has no life, the message to the world is are feeble and without resolve, and the American people suffer from lack will and focus by our government leadership.

America, where are you ten years later? God Bless our military, for we should be fulfilling our duty as citizens to provide a strong and vibrant America, when, our soldiers do come home.

Cold War, Part Deux

Cold War, Part Deux
Politicians and Washington D.C. told us officially the 45 year long Cold War was over. The United States has a stand-off with the Soviet Union described as a conflict with Communism and a nuclear arms race. During this era, the U.S. government tooled and re-tooled foreign policy, economic competition, technology and the intelligence community. Proxy wars appeared and military tensions spurred yet more re-tooling.
So, here we are in 2011, successfully having finessed an occupational forces conflict with what once was the Soviet Union, and whew, we should feel great about that, but, not so fast.
Not only has communism resumed as a threat to the way of life in America and with her few allies, we must be smart and prudent to admit, there are other wars America is fighting in occupational operations, which by some counts range from three to twelve. Let us remember the Cold War was not an occupational conflict but more a stand-off of two world powers over a totalitarian state versus a Representative Republic and an arms race.
We will leave the debate over Marxism, Socialism, Islam and Communism versus a Representative Republic (U.S. Constitution) for another time. Instead the objective here is to target the arms race, the quiet Cold War Part Deux currently in place and those countries in the silent or not-so-silent war. However, we cannot altogether exclude those types of totalitarian regimes with their quest for, and existing possessions of nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons, but eh new type of warfare……Cyberwar.
This list of countries against our way of life in America and her allies is not comprehensive, but does include: China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, Venezuela, Syria and Algeria. We must also consider the Soviet Union enduring model which legacy is now part of Russia is back into the equation.
The Cold War ended we are told in 1991, but due to this argument on if it really did end, let us not forget the war/attacks the U.S. has included in recent history.
• U.S. Embassy Beirut 1985
• Achille Lauro 1985
• Pan Am Flight 103, Lockerbie Scotland 1988
• World Trade Center 1993
• Oklahoma City bombing 1995
• Khobar Towers 1998
• U.S.S. Cole 2000
• World Trade Center, Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. 2001
• Riyadh 2001-2003
• Cyber Attacks
o Google, NASA, World Bank, State Department, U.S domestic and foreign embassies, Commerce Department, Naval War College, Lockheed Martin
This list is by no means complete, but it does demonstrate a war against the United States. America is in war with herself over budgetary issues and deficit spending measured against weak revenues. We are still in an arms race, a technology race and a preservation race to keep America a strong and viable power. However, lawmakers and the White House are calling for additional spending cuts for the military beyond that which Secretary Gates eliminated to the tune of $400 billion. Is it logical then at the edge of a Cold War Part Deux, we allow the new Department of Defense Secretary Panetta and the Super Congress to yet gut the military spending by an additional $700 billion?
Are we prepared for this new era Cold War that may include Iran, Venezuela or Syria? America remains in a defense posture, which is not a viable strategy position in this second round of a Cold War.
Pray for Peace, Prepare for War

Respect Their Sacrifice

Respect Their Sacrifice
I have a friend, a real friend that I have come to know in my heart that he is a true man, a loyal warrior. He is a SEAL. We understand each other yet many words don’t need to be spoken between us – those unspoken conversations are already known and understood. We have never met.
America has a team of friends we have never met so many words are unspoken. They are the SEALS. Some of our friends have fallen from us, yet our way of life is richer for they walked with us for a while. They asked for missions no other could undertake and yet never sought a hero’s title or fame. So we know what was in their hearts. These men are by definition like no others we know. Our SEALS took a loss that we can never explain, never realize and never forget.
We must honor and respect the secrets they require and the grief they deserve. The prayers flow freely in their name.
SEALS are the adopted sons of America. We embrace their spirit, loyalty and brotherhood. Those whose lives were lost leave behind an honor we cannot fully explain, that is a station few will ever reach outside a dream.
To our fallen sons, I know you have now passed the golden tree, mounted your shields to the ceiling and have a seat at the table reserved for the chosen at Valhalla.
“But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive’ ~ Shakespeare

Geneva Convention, Start Over

The Geneva Convention is comprised of four treaties and has had some subsequent alterations. In 1949, 194 countries affixed their signatures of endorsement. Yet, how effective and current does the Geneva Convention reach in today’s worldwide wars and conflicts?

Perhaps not too much. Consider, this Convention covers civilian causes, laws of war, use of weapons, prisoners and trials to mention a few. The last articles were applied in 2005, but who is the enforcement body of the GC? Perhaps the answer is the International Criminal Court, but who brings the charges and cases before the ICC? Personally, I cannot locate any recent events with respect to the GC before the ICC.

Consider how differently warfare is defined today as compared to that of decades ago.
Transnational fighters wear no uniform or flag of loyalty to a country.
Planes fly worldwide transporting uranium, plutonium, nuclear weapons parts and blueprint designs.
Money is being moved globally and hourly to banks hiding behind favorable laws that fund missions of unknown intelligence.
Narcotics bundled by the ton are shipped to worldwide destinations to destinations that go un-inspected.
Pirates rule key bodies of water that result in seizures and murder
Bombing missions are a daily procedure on countries without a declaration of war.
Use of new weapons, sanctions and cyber-warfare are not addressed in the GC.
This list is not comprehensive by any measure, yet it would be revealing to perform a concise and complete inventory of why the GC is a dinosaur warfare human rights operating guideline manual.
Another curious notion to consider: would the same 194 nations sign on today?

Congressional Hearing on Radical Islam in the United States

March 7, 2011
Congressman Peter King
Chairman; House Homeland Security Committee
339 Cannon House Office Building
Washington D.C. 20515
Via Fax: 202 226 2279
RE: Congressional Hearing on Radicalized Muslims in America

Dear Congressman,
Thank you for your service to our country and the zeal to investigate an ominous growing problem, so politically charged by the ignorant and complicit. Outside of Washington, D.C. beltway, we Americans see the signs in our neighborhoods from NYC to Temecula, California and all points between. Though I do not live in your district, it is your committee that matters greatly to all Americans.
As a long time researcher and analyst on the subject your committee will be investigating, I am deeply troubled, and most interested in helping the rest of America know what I and my friends have already determined, that Islam in America is “radical” from stem to stern. Therefore, we wish to offer our help by posing a few questions you may already have planned, but some of these need to be answered, regardless of the political fallout:
1. Who will you call forth from our governmental agencies to testify, and will you be including private subject matter experts unattached to any political party?
2. What Muslim advocacy groups will be interviewed?
3. How integrated are terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah with the drug cartels and their insurgency at our borders, including all forms of ports?
4. How many money exchanges, check cashing operations, and similar services are doing business in the United States that are owned by foreign Muslim groups? Is there a connection to domestic mosques and if so, what connections can be determined regarding the money trail?
5. How much do Muslim organizations fund specific departments within our domestic universities that teach Islam in any form or depth?
6. Are federal tax payer dollars being used to fund any of these programs? If so, why?
7. How many foreign students are allowed into the U.S. to attend these schools and who pays for their education? (i.e. – University of Texas)
8. Which Muslim advocacy groups receive tax payer funding in any form?
9. What is radical Islam, and how many organizations currently operate in the U.S. and is there a connection with these Islamic advocacy groups?
10. Who owns the land or leases on domestic mosques?
11. Are there any terror cells and training camps in the Unites States, and if so, do we know their locations and what role is the FBI and DHS playing if at all in investigating each?
12. What recruiting operations and activities are being conducted in our jails/prisons, including drug cartels and gangs in the U.S., and by whom? Are they connected to any local Mosques, or foreign nationals?
13. Are there any members of the Muslim Brotherhood on the Federal payroll at any level?
14. How many people are assigned to investigate Islamic activities in the U.S. government or investigative agencies and what is their objective? Where does this knowledge go and what action items are created?
15. How many peaceful Muslims/Islamists members have successfully helped foil any domestic plots within the last 5 years? Is there a profile of those that cooperate to keep America safe?
16. How much money gets moved offshore from the United States to Muslim/Islamic organizations and have we tracked the use of that money and those people who receive the money?
17. Are federal taxpayer funds being used by our State Department or any other agency to support radical activities overseas, whether intentionally or otherwise?
18. Is Islam or its mandate for Shariah law compatible with the U.S. Constitution?
19. Is Islam a religion, or is it a scheme for controlling people disguised as a religion?
20. Under what conditions do Islamic groups get assigned to the U.S. Terror List? Are these conditions consistent among all groups? Does the U.S. require U.N. acceptance to include any group on our terror list?
21. To what degree can the American public rely upon statistics the ATF/DoJ and other agencies produce, regarding border gun running? Is politics involved in the ‘Gunrunner’ scandal at the Southern Border, as well as with Islamic/Muslim groups in the United States?
22. We have witnessed Muslim attacks on Christian/Coptic churches worldwide, as well as Synagogues, are the same risks growing here in the United States?
23. Can anyone define the term: ‘The Perfect Day’, and if so, are we confident the administration is taking proper steps to prevent it?
24. Who at the State Department approved Choudary’s travel visa to the United States to hold a public rally for Sharia law to be formally introduced and installed in the United States and why?
25. With over 2200 mosques, and approximately 1.7 million Muslims living in America, what percentage support terrorism?
26. What is the connection between groups like Hamas/Hezbollah/Muslim Brotherhood with Venezuela and the other nations of South America?
27. ‘Political correctness’ allowed Major Hasan to continually progress unmolested his entire military, what is the status of the Muslims in our military ranks? Does the UCMJ address these issues without political correctness?
28. In the Immigration Reform debate, are Muslims receiving any special treatment?
29. We are witnessing a tidal wave of unrest in the rest of the Muslim world, what activities are we aware of here emanating from the IRGC, and the Muslim Brotherhood in terms of oil dependence, and the ability to foment an economic crisis globally?
30. We are aware of domestic non-Muslim organizations that have partnered with Muslim/Islamic groups overseas that aid and support foreign upheaval, are these groups being investigated for acts against foreign governments? Examples: CodePink, A.N.S.W.E.R. and the Center for America Progress.
Thank you for reviewing the contents of this letter. Should you require additional information, you are invited to contact me.

Denise Simon