Commentary By: Gordon King
What ever happened with the Benghazi coverup? What about the IRS scandal? How about the Department of Homeland Security ammo buildup? We don’t hear about these incidents anymore now that President Obama is threatening to attack Syria. How convenient, the government crisis to coverup multiple crises.
Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Diversion tactics used by the left to lure us away from government deception. False flags and events contrived to make us forget about what the government is doing behind our backs. Using every situation they can to keep the American people from remembering their injustice. And it seems to be working. How many people are talking about Benghazi, the IRS or the DHS? I used to hear it everyday, now I never do.
A Department of Homeland Security employee who works on, among other things, the procurement of guns and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, spends his nights and weekends preparing for a coming race war and advocating for anti-gay causes, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Meet Ayo Kimathi, a.k.a. “the Irritated Genie,” who told his bosses at the DHS that his anti-white, anti-gay site, “War is on the Horizon,” was just an entertainment site that sells concert and lecture videos.
‘Trust us’ just doesn’t cut it anymore
The government’s snooping on Verizon customers ought to be a wake-up call for every American. The “security” bureaucrats have spent more than two decades laying the groundwork for the “right” of the government to keep tabs on everyone’s movements and communications. It’s only going to get worse.
A court order, revealed by the London Guardian, a liberal newspaper, forced Verizon to turn over “all call detail records” for every domestic or international call placed on its network. This expansive request reveals not only who called whom and when, but the precise location of everyone using a cellphone.
Exclusive: Andrea Shea King reveals latest discovery about ‘terror’ targeting
You can thank the Electronic Privacy Information Center for forcing the Department of Homeland Security to release its list of “keywords” that are used to by its agents to monitor you on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.
The list, including phrases, reveals which words you probably want to avoid or else risk being flagged and eyeballed as a possible terrorist or someone who is otherwise posing threats to the United States. Words included such innocuous terms as: “Militia,” “exercise,” “cops,” “national security” and “facility.” Interestingly and of note, “jihad” was not included, nor were the words “Middle East,” “Arab,” “Muslim,” “terrorist” or “pressure cooker.” Perhaps those are on a different DHS red flag list?
May 2, 2013
The name which struck terror into the German people who still believed in freedom and wanted their nation to remain a peaceful, respectable member within the international community. Nazi Germany’s SS was a force for terror and intimidation, creating an aura of fear within the citizenry and horror for the remainder of the world watching the spectacle of a police state far more brutal than any in human history up to that time. Apparently this lesson has not been lost on the dictators of the world since that era as the communist leaders and rulers around the world learned that building an effective domestic spying and military police apparatus was the key to remaining in power.
Welcome to modern America my friends, as Obama’s SS is here now.
Think I am crazy? Let’s start by reviewing the following video:
The video created by the DHS above appears to reflect a peaceful national law enforcement agency which supports local LEO’s by hitting hard at the most difficult criminal situations and engaging with highly specialized and sometimes classified investigations in addition to a terrifyingly effective paramilitary force known as Homeland Security Investigations, Special Response Team (SRT). The HSI-SRT is not shy about their role in American society but a story in this morning’s Sarasota Herald-Tribune caught my attention and caused me to take a step back and review what other toys and roles they have taken on. In the story titled “The law enforcement agency you’ve probably never heard of” written by Shannon McFarland, a strange reference as to the size of the HSI having 6,700 plus special agents caused me to realize that this was a far more powerful group than initially indicated. In fact the DHS website about the HSI states:
In addition to ICE criminal investigations, HSI oversees the agency’s international affairs operations and intelligence functions. HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U.S. and 47 countries around the world.
SNN News, a local cable news outlet also covered the HSI in a story of their own on March 13th:
Both of the stories above allude to the “donation” of MRAPs by the United States Marines Corps to the DHS-HSI units. What is unusual is that these stories seem to confirm rather than dilute the original story published in March then later denied by DHS about 2,717 MRAPs acquired by DHS. In fact another video from the El Paso, TX HSI-SRT unit produced by FireandPoliceVideos and posted on YouTube seems to further confirm this purchase was made at some point in the past but creates more unanswered questions:
Those questions being, why does the United States government need a paramilitary force equipped with armored cars used by the military for domestic law enforcement functions? Better yet, why do they have their own fleet of proverbial “black helicopters”?
There are some brave souls which posted videos of the UH 60 Blackhawk helicopters in action, working with local law enforcement in a training exercise also:
However, this video is not the only time the American public has seen these Blackhawk helicopters in action with the HSI-SRT units. Remember this gem from Brickell, Florida in the middle of the night in 2011?
Or in 2012, the same unit in South Florida training again as well as in Chicago.
Again, the question is why? Why the sudden rush to engage in paramilitary training exercises throughout the United States? Why the conditioning of the American public with fluff stories like those in the Sarasota newspaper and SNN above as well as on WGN-TV in Chicago below:
Each time consists of 16 men in over 200 cities. However this does not include the manpower available with over 200,000 PSC’s (Private Security Contractors, aka, mercenaries like the former Blackwater, etc.) which continue to operate in a vacuum due to no Congressional oversight and outside the parameters of Posse Comitatus restrictions. Without counting the PSC’s, this makes the HSI the 2nd largest law enforcement agency in the United States but that is not the disturbing part of this story. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune piece hit upon one particular aspect which provided me with grave discomfort as to the role of the Federal Government within local law enforcement. During 2010, Dontae Morris killed two Tampa police officers and four other men during a crime spree which caused a massive four day manhunt. Logically speaking this is purely a local matter where the Tampa Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, Florida State Patrol, and FDLE could have handled this case without assistance. But for some strange unexplained and formerly unrevealed reason, HSI participated in the manhunt with local LEO’s in a matter far outside of their stated scope and mission goals.
This is not the only case where HSI has been active. It appears they participated in the Katrina recovery operations also but there is no confirmation that they participated in the gun confiscations which occurred there but since they wear uniforms and t-shirts which say “POLICE” who is to ever know conclusively that this was not their initiation under the Bush administration?
The DHS-HSI is not only a prototypical domestic police force to be reckoned with, they are a truly modern paramilitary unit with all of the latest drone technology. They have had the Predator drones and allegedly wanted to use the fleet to assist with ICE operations regarding border enforcement; a joke since there has been nothing done to strengthen our border nor enforce the laws against illegal entry in over a decade.
What President George W. Bush started in 2003 has evolved into a nightmarish future with drones flying high above snapping photos of citizens day or night, listening in and storing every email or phone conversation while tracking the individual citizen’s daily movements using the current technology strapped to most the hips of most men or in a woman’s purse without a warrant.
The fear now is the force multiplier effect of this technology against American citizens. There have been numerous concerns over the years about using drone technology within the U.S. border against the population without a warrant. Senator Rand Paul recently held a filibuster to force the administration into an admission that this technology would not be used against individual citizens by the Federal Government. Since the Obama regime’s track record of upholding the rule of law and fulfilling promises to guarantee the rights provided by God and the Constitution is shaky at best, the concerns are real when one considers the new drone technology currently being deployed which can terminate individuals without the use of a Hellfire missile. The ShadowHawk was the first breakthrough now being deployed in such a role:
Yes, killbot is a fairly generic science fiction term to describe large, menacing machines built to commit murder or other damage, but that’s what these new ShadowHawks are for.
How else can you explain the fact the ShadowHawk can be equipped with a XREP taser that is capable of shooting four barbed electrodes? These electrodes can be shot at a distance of up to 100 feet giving “neuromuscular incapacitation” to the victim from above.
It gets more killtastic though.
This baby can also be armed with 37mm or 40mm grenade launchers and or a multiple shot 12 gauge shotgun. Just in case some people on the ground need to be taken out.The same technology that has been utilized to find and kill insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq for years now has the Department of Homeland Security’s approval for use in the United States. Our tax dollars are funding a killbot revolution it seems.
As of now, the ShadowHawk is not active nationally, but since everything is bigger in Texas, they’re trying to increase the size of their police state too. That’s because has recently received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for a squadron of ShadowHawks.
That was two years ago which means the capacity to terminate individuals without the right to due process exists today and an even more updated version of this machine is probably in production if not deployment to local agencies as well as the DHS-HSI units at this very moment. The United States military is no longer needed for domestic law enforcement, civilian suppression, or security it would appear as Obama has obtained his own civilian controlled private army which acts as a police force buried within the Department of Homeland Security under the cloak of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In 1929, Adolf Hitler made a similar plan become reality under the leadership of Heinrich Himmler. The plan was to create a national police force to prevent the riots, terrorist attacks, and disruptions which the Communist Party initiated after World War I throughout Europe while at the same time installing a permanent national intelligence force with its own enforcement division to ensure obedience and prevent any opposing forces from rising up against the leadership in Germany.
America has sadly followed a similar path where freedoms are being surrendered for security while a massive domestic military buildup is ignored while at the same time our troops returning from foreign wars are neglected and left to fend for themselves. The first ever domestic police force under civilian control with military capabilities is now in place within our borders and few Americans seem to care. Now I understand what the minorities and those aware of the evil power of the state felt like in Germany during the 1930′s. It is only a matter of time before this army is expanded again and unleashed on those who dare to oppose the desires of the political elites in power.
Ich habe mich immer gefragt, was die 1920er und 1930er Jahre wie waren, aber ich wollte es nie aus der deutschen Perspektive zu sehen….
Colo. Sheriff Alleges Shock Training to The Blaze: DHS-Bound Official Warned Against ‘Christians Who Take the Bible Literally’
This weekend, an email written by Ron Trowbridge, the undersheriff of Prowers County, Colorado, started sweeping some of the viral corners of the internet. It alleges that a Colorado State Police training encouraged law enforcement officials to look at Bible-believing Christians with intense skepticism.
At first glance, the startling allegations in the letter, which was first posted on the conservative site Red Statements, were seemingly unbelievable. But TheBlaze reached out to Trowbridge to confirm that he wrote the note and to speak further about its contents.
In sum, the undersheriff said that he, indeed, wrote it and that the version that has been published is entirely accurate to what he experienced at the training session. Here are the first two paragraphs of his note, which summarizes the problematic training in its entirety:
On April 1, 2013 I attended training in La Junta, Colorado hosted by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). The training was from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and covered two topics, Sovereign Citizens, and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. I was pretty familiar with motorcycle gangs but since we often deal with the so-called sovereign citizen groups I was interested to see what they had to say. The group consisted of police officers, deputies, and CSP troopers. There were about 20 people in attendance.
Trooper Joe Kluczynski taught a 2-hour section on sovereign citizens. Kluczynski spent most of his two hours focusing on how, in his view and apparently the view of Homeland Security, people turn to the sovereign citizen movement. Kluczynski started off by saying there are probably some sovereign citizens in this room and gave a generalized list of those groups that have sovereign citizen views. Among those groups, Kluczynski had listed, were those who believe America was founded on godly principles, Christians who take the Bible literally, and “fundamentalists”. Kluczynski did not explain what he meant by “fundamentalists” but from the context it was clear he was referring again to those who took the Bible literally or “too seriously.”
For those who are unfamiliar, the sovereign citizen movement is comprised of individuals who believe that they are free from state, local and federal laws. It is a loosely affiliated group that rejects many elements of governance, including, but not limited to, taxation.
As TheBlaze’s Jonathon M. Seidl explained last year, “They’re a mixed bag. Some reject their U.S. citizenship and don’t recognize government authority, like laws and taxes. But others don’t, and are more concerned with private property.” Of late, officials have cited a heightened potential of violence among these individuals as well tax evasion and other related crimes. The FBI began looking at this group more intensely back in 2009, as documented here.
Based on Trowbridge’s account, Kluczynski was essentially saying that Bible-believing Christians who take the holy book literally are more likely to embrace such notions. In his interview with TheBlaze, the undersheriff confirmed this detail, noting that Kluczynski purportedly stereotyped Christians, encouraging the 20 to 25 law enforcement personnel at the meeting to keep a watchful eye over such believers.
“It was a very, very fast course. This guy spoke at a very fast rate and he used a PowerPoint as he was going through it — and the first part of his course was on what causes people to lean more towards the sovereign citizen movement,” Trowbridge told TheBlaze.
“He had a list of groups of people who are likely or who are sovereign citizens. One was Christians and I don’t remember how he worded it, but it was Christians — but when he got to that part he said these are the people who take the Bible literally…these are the people who think that America was founded on Christian principles,” he continued.
Rather than telling officials to literally “go after” Christians, Trowbridge said that the trainer was alerting police and law enforcement to “be careful of these people,” as they are apparently at risk of joining the anti-government movement.
Kluczynski purportedly mentioned “fundamentalists” as well, but he didn’t delve into additional details surrounding what, exactly, he meant by the label. Trowbridge told TheBlaze that he was shocked that others in the room didn’t react more fervently to the insinuations being made during the presentation.
“What I found a little stunning was that it really didn’t catch the attention of many there,” he said.
But that wasn’t all. The trainer also apparently went on to say that it was the election of a black president that also spawned sovereign citizen sentiment. And he questioned whether or not officers would be ready to go after “illegal” weapons, if needed. Here’s the portion of the undersheriff’s letter that explains these details:
While Kluczynski emphasized that sovereign citizens have a right to their beliefs, he was clearly teaching that the groups he had listed should be watched by law enforcement and should be treated with caution because of their potential to assault law enforcement. Kluczynski explained why he believed these groups were dangerous saying they were angry over the election of a black president. When someone in the group suggested the failing economy was probably much more to blame, Kluczynski intimated that those who are not going along with the changes in America will need to be controlled by law enforcement. Kluczynski even later questioned some of the troopers present if they were willing and prepared to confiscate “illegal” weapons if ordered to.
Trowbridge told TheBlaze that he’s a Christian, which is why Kluczynski’s reported comments about believers were so perplexing to him. The undersheriff said that he reads the Bible daily and that he tries to live it out in practice. With that in mind, he seemed perplexed that authorities would assume Christians are more prone to being sovereign citizen enthusiasts.
“We’re taught to pay our taxes. We’re taught to be in authority of those over us. We’re to obey the law unless it conflicts with God’s law,” he continued.
Of particular note, Trowbridge said that he would have written off the claims had Kluczynski simply said that they were rooted in his own personal views. But the sentiments were apparently approached as though they were fact.
“He said he gets his information from Homeland Security — and it was on his PowerPoint,” he continued, noting that it seemed as though the Department of Homeland Security endorsed these ideologies.
Trowbridge also shared that Kluczynski told the group that he would be leaving the State Patrol to take a job with Homeland Security in the coming days.
TheBlaze has reached out to Kluczynski, Colorado State Patrol and DHS for comment. We have been unable to contact Kluczynski, however a representative for DHS told us the department is looking into the incident and will respond as soon as possible.
UPDATE II: After DHS released a brief statement (see below), the Colorado State Patrol sent the following note to TheBlaze:
A law enforcement training class offered by the Colorado State Patrol on April 1, 2013, in southeastern Colorado has come under scrutiny from one of its attendees, a local county undersheriff. The specific assertion was that the Colorado State Patrol would target members of certain religious or political ideologies.
We have spoken to several officers who attended this same training and have verified that none of them interpreted the instructor’s comments in the manner described by the undersheriff. We regret that he misrepresented the training material in a way that clearly is not the position of the Colorado State Patrol.
UPDATE: Around 3:30 p.m. ET, DHS issued the following response to TheBlaze:
The training referenced in the Undersheriff’s letter was not done in coordination with DHS and no DHS training materials were part of the prepared presentation. DHS provides law enforcement around the country with access to training that focuses on the behaviors and indicators of violent behavior, regardless of the ideology that may motivate it.