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« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2017, 02:52:11 PM »

 I have to ask who is the author of this piece.."JB" just doesn't cut it for me to take it seriously.
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« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2017, 03:58:06 PM »

Hence my subject line of "Caveat Lector" i.e. Let the reader beware  grin
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« Reply #52 on: April 22, 2017, 01:22:35 AM »

http://pamelageller.com/2009/04/key-witness-in-presidential-passport-tampering-case-murdered.html/
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« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2017, 09:39:35 AM »

http://libertyunyielding.com/2017/06/04/following-nyts-outing-top-cia-operative-iran-websites-put-name-town-wifes-name-photos/
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« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2017, 10:07:11 AM »

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/report-obama-systematically-disbanded-u-s-terror-investigations-to-protect-iran-deal/


Report: Obama “Systematically Disbanded” U. S. Terror Investigations To Protect Iran Deal

 
 
 
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 3:00pm
Obama puts his “legacy” over national security

Just when you thought Obama’s disastrous Iran deal couldn’t get any worse, we learn that in order to protect the bad deal, Obama systematically disbanded units investigating Iran’s terror-funding networks.  Not only that, but he also disbanded units investigating the state funding of terrorists by Syria and Venezuela.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official who spent decades dismantling terrorist financial networks.


David Asher, who previously served as an adviser to Gen. John Allen at the Defense and State Departments, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday that top officials across several key law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the Obama administration “systematically disbanded” law enforcement activities targeting the terrorism financing operations of Iran, Hezbollah, and Venezuela in the lead-up to and during the nuclear negotiations with Tehran.

“Senior leadership, presiding, directing, and overseeing various sections [of these agencies] and portions of the U.S. intelligence community systematically disbanded any internal or external stakeholder action that threatened to derail the administration’s policy agenda focused on Iran,” he testified.

Under oath, Asher attributed the dismantling of terror investigations to the Iran deal that Obama was determined to reach . . . at any cost.

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[Asher] attributed the motivation for decisions to dismantle the investigative units to “concerns about interfering with the Iran deal,” a reference to the nuclear deal forged between the U.S., five other world powers, and Iran during the final years of the Obama administration.

As a result, “several top cops” retired and the U.S. government lost their years of expertise.

The United States squandered the chance “at a very low financial cost” to take apart Hezbollah’s finances, its global organization, and the Iran proxy’s ability to “readily terrorize us, victimize us, and run a criminal network through our shores, inside our banking systems—and in partnership with the world’s foremost drug cartels—target our state and society,” he said.

“We lost much of the altitude we had gained in our global effort, and many aspects including key personnel, who were reassigned, budgets that were slashed—many key elements of the investigations that were underway were undermined,” he said.
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« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2017, 12:15:13 PM »

 angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry
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« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2017, 12:22:16 PM »

angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry angry

Funny how the left is utterly uninterested in the foreign influence of the Obama administration.
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« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2017, 12:50:50 PM »

This is an exact, mirror image of what the left told us would happen if Trump did not accept the result of the election.
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« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2017, 03:15:38 PM »

The Left Embraces Political Violence

Counter-protestors pepper spray a Trump supporter during a rally in Berkeley, Calif., April 15, 2017. (Reuters photo: Stephen Lam) by KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON   June 15, 2017 4:00 AM @KEVINNR

The Alexandria shooting is the continuation of the riots in Berkeley and Middlebury. This is why the standard liberal motto — that violence is never legitimate, even though it may sometimes be necessary to resort to it — is insufficient. From a radical emancipatory perspective, this formula should be reversed: for the oppressed, violence is always legitimate (since their very status is the result of the violence they are exposed to), but never necessary (it will always be a matter of strategy whether or not use violence against the enemy). Slavoj Žižek, On Violence and Democracy

It did not take very long to get from “Punch a Nazi!” to “assassinate a congressman.” A great deal of spittle has been deployed in the debate over whether or to what extent the Left’s recent indulgence of its penchant for violent rhetoric can be linked to the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise and other members of a Republican congressional baseball team by an angry Democratic activist and Bernie Sanders partisan. But the relevant question here is not violent rhetoric but violence itself. The violence at Berkeley and Middlebury did not lead to the shooting in Alexandria — they are part of the same phenomenon: The American Left has embraced political violence.

More precisely, the Left has embraced “anarcho-tyranny.” (Yes, I know what kind of man Sam Francis became; his phrase remains useful.) The anarcho part: Progressives including mainstream Democrats have embraced the sort of violence that has been directed against the likes of Charles Murray as an instrument of liberationist politics. Representative Val Demings, a Democratic congressman from Florida, shared her view that the riots greeting Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley were “a beautiful sight.” After a physical attack on white nationalist Richard Spencer, Jeremy Binckes of Salon wrote: “Maybe the question shouldn’t be, ‘Is it okay to punch a Nazi?’ but, ‘If you don’t want to be punched in the face, maybe you shouldn’t preach Nazi values to the public?’”

 A lively debate about the ethics of using violence to suppress certain political views ensued. Short version: Free speech did not experience a runaway victory. Things are worse on campus. The editorial board of the Daily Californian defended blackshirt violence on the grounds that, without it, “neo-Nazis would be free to roam the streets of Berkeley.” The argument that people who hold unpopular political opinions should be physically unsafe — that they should be subject not to social exclusion or criticism but to violence, afraid to roam the streets — is textbook totalitarianism. California’s political leaders did almost nothing in response to the violence at Berkeley, but when the Trump administration threatened to sanction California, they leapt to action. Nancy Pelosi claimed, with no evidence, that the violence in Berkeley was the result of peaceful protests being “infiltrated,” and insisted “the protesters have a right to free speech as well.” But what greeted Yiannopoulos in Berkeley was not free speech: It was political violence organized to suppress free speech. Representative Barbara Lee complained that the Trump administration’s insistence that Berkeley protect the safety and civil rights of its students and visitors was an attempt to “bully our university into silence” — but it was Yiannopoulos who had literally been bullied into silence — with firebombs and truncheons — along with Charles Murray, Ann Coulter, and others. A Middlebury professor had to be briefly hospitalized after being physically attacked for having invited Charles Murray to campus. That is not free speech. That is violence, and Democrats, judging by their non-response to these episodes, have more or less made their peace with it.

 We have the modern answer to the beer-hall brawlers of the 1930s. That’s the anarcho part. The tyranny part is that while the Left’s blackshirts are permitted to inflict actual physical violence on people who have political opinions they don’t like, the Left’s whiteshirts — respectable Democratic officeholders and media figures — are working feverishly to inflict civil and criminal penalties on individuals and institutions that hold and communicate unpopular political opinions: “Arrest climate deniers!” Adam Weinstein and Robert Kennedy Jr. demanded, and, soon enough, Democrats were cooking up fraud cases against oil companies that had criticized climate-change proposals, and then used subpoenas and other measures to harass conservative and free-market political groups affiliated with them. Every Democrat in the Senate voted with Harry Reid to repeal the First Amendment and allow Congress to regulate political speech. The Obama administration saw to it that no one in the IRS ever faced any real punishment for that agency’s targeting of conservative groups for persecution and harassment. So, on the one hand, we have the modern answer to the beer-hall brawlers of the 1930s, and on the other hand, we have powerful political figures working to criminalize dissent. The same people who have spent the past 30 years cooking up ever-battier campus speech codes want to do the same thing for society at large in the form of so-called hate-speech regulation. They do this partly because they intend to win and to rule. They also do it because they have convinced themselves that we are in a state of national crisis, and that the dark shadow of fascism in descending on the United States.

In reality, the only thing resembling a genuine totalitarian movement in American politics is the progressive camp from which emerged the man who shot Steve Scalise. Once you’ve accepted political violence as a legitimate tool in the context of American democracy — once you have concluded that the decision to use violence is only a matter of strategy, as Slavoj Žižek insists — then progress from pepper spray and bicycle locks to rifles and bombs is neither very long nor very difficult to anticipate. And here we are.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448660/alexandria-shooting-political-violence-left-berkeley-middlebury
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« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2017, 04:05:43 PM »

Obstruct justice?  but no crime! Can one obstruct justice when the investigation itself is an injustice.  A political hit job from the fifth column:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448674/trump-wanted-comey-refute-false-notion-he-was-suspect

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« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2017, 04:46:54 PM »

Ummm , , , but what about the money Flynn took from the Turks and did not report even as he advised Trump on dealings with the Turks?

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« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2017, 07:34:29 PM »

https://worldtruth.tv/five-more-things-that-dont-add-up-about-the-las-vegas-massacre/
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« Reply #62 on: October 05, 2017, 09:10:34 PM »

Posted purely as food for thought.

 THE BEST AND MOST INTELLIGENT ARTICLE THAT I HAVE READ

 From the Facebook page of Lloyd Acree.......Take it from 8 years' professional Marine Corps machine gunnery and marksmanship expertise:

 Having trained to pro military "expert"-grade skill sets on rifle marksmanship and multiple machine guns in the Marine Corps infantry, I quickly started noticing a fowl odor in the news narrative on this Vegas massacre. The following are the weapons I am tired of shooting copious rounds through on both known and unknown distance ranges, running, hiking and training with, disassembling and reassembling, etc. Notice they all shoot automatic or can if switched over.

 - M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (full automatic)
 - M4/M16 (3-round auto)
 - M240G/B (full automatic)
 - IAR M27 (full automatic, top-dollar M16 variant)

 I spent 8+ years training and shooting to military specs, not only with these machine guns but also pistols, shotguns and explosive weapons, not counting heavier machine guns and robotic mounting equipment used in private contracting overseas after my military service.

 Now the distance shot from the Vegas hotel to the "Village" concert of about 400-500 yards would be too familiar with a single-shot AR15 to any Marine, but that is our **farthest** distance that we qualify with in the Marine Corps (people look like tiny letter i's in the distance at this point). We never shoot full automatic at this range unless we are using an imprecise burst to keep the enemy pinned, and that is only if your weapon is heavily secured to mitigate all the recoil. You just can't expect many kills at 500 yards even with a properly sighted slow fire rifle. But I will get back to this.

 Now as a former point man, machine gunner, team leader, and assistant patrol leader, my ability to plan and implement these weapons is comparable with what we saw occur there in Las Vegas. Notice I did not say that the shooting was better than my abilities, but neither am I saying I could do a lot better - what I have observed as video/audio evidence is simply run-of-the-mill shooting. For Marines in the infantry, that is, IF they have professionally adjusted optics sighted to their preferred distance for engagement AND high quality vise-like stabilization. I knew something wasn't right when I kept hearing survivors say that their friends had received multiple bullets to the same body part. For example, one guy said his friend took three bullets to the chest--all while he was standing next to his friend! This means the man was shot three times all at once in the same burst, OR he was shot near-simultaneously by multiple shooters (that tends to happen if you are in the open wearing a red shirt or stand out for some similar reason). Then, another witness said he saw a man with four bullets in his head. I doubt it was actually four but obviously there were multiple holes there. These shot groupings at that distance from the hotel, considering this is a real-life killing, are already professional rate even with just a semi-automatic. But this is also full auto?

 You might have already guessed, yes I knew right away the shooter was using a tripod or similar gear to stabilize the gun(s). But that alone is not enough to achieve both the high rate of fire and precision accuracy that occurred in Vegas. Only a precision-sighted rifle with a quality optic can drill those kinds of groupings at such a distance, but there's more--the longevity and redundancy of machine gun fire. This accuracy was no trick of a semi-auto trigger, as using a bump stock requires extra manipulation of the foregrip to slap the trigger against the finger (which would entail pulling against the tripod instead of leaning into it), instead of squeezing it smoothly as should be done for precise shot groups. In any case there was no accuracy to be had here in conventional light-weight full automatic gunfire, no matter how good the scope was, because a light-weight rifle such as the AR15 will rock and "climb" in direct proportion to the recoil of the rounds being fired. In other words, you can't stabilize your shots if your weapon isn't heavy, or at least locked down to something heavy, and if he was using a bump stock then we have to rule out that necessary stability.

 Further, this man in his mid-60s who has sat for years in the seat of an accountant's desk, supposedly carried all these long-barreled weapons, ammo, and gear through the hotel by himself? He always kept his guns hidden from room service and his hefty logistics never tipped off the security guards?

 This would all just be a conspiracy theory except that we also have footage proving that it was indeed multiple shooters from different locations around the building (see link below).

 Who would conspire to sell this false story and cover up the real shooters?

 We know that the leftist institutions, mainstream media (operation mockingbird), and the military industrial Congressional complex, funded and manipulated by deep state non-elected officials with immense power (aka "the swamp"), are all in cahoots to paint Donald Trump in a bad light no matter what happens. We know they want him impeached for the desperate, unsubstantiated accusation that he used Russian support to be elected (yet the Saudis are hand-in-glove with these accusers just as they funded our DNC candidates' campaigns). Do you really think that they would be so far from slaughtering a hundred country music fans if it meant they regained the helm of the entire US government? And now you see they are ramping up their push to take away America's guns. Why? Once we are under the boot, no one can stop a kangaroo court of corrupt officials from indicting Trump on baseless lies. At that point, there will be no bill of rights left, either. As if we still even have one after all the damage inflicted by the far-reaching patriot act.

 These conspirators know they have to use a dramatic shooting like this one if they are to gain further ground: the public must receive a traumatic sensory immersion that scars our memory and thus eclipses the factual myriad stories we have of mom-and-pop locals stopping crime with their concealed carry pistols or home owners' shotguns. Law-abiding gun owners across the nation save lives in vastly variegated situations which is easy to read about if you simply keep in the know, but if you are informed only by the opinionated Hollywood celebs then, by all means, "big brother" is the only one who should have all the firepower. Because, you know, absolute power tends to soothe the bureaucratic soul into absolute moderation, or something like that.

 This is not a legality problem: it's mass hysteria deliberately triggered by national terrorism to achieve population controls. This is precisely the definition of terrorism: to achieve political agendas by the use of violence and the fear of it! The bravest thing we can do is assert our rights and our human dignity, keep our minds sharp, and maintain our weapons to always war against true fascism--the very darkness this country was founded to fight.

Fear-driven abandonment is not the answer, just as big brother is never your friend.
- Lloyd Acree
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« Reply #63 on: October 06, 2017, 05:56:08 AM »

2 gunners much devastating then one though they would have been at angles that put them close together with less effect they say if they were shooting from 2 locations:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossfire

Ask any British survivors of the Somme or Marne how much fun it was to face this.
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« Reply #64 on: October 06, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »

Regarding tin foil and Vegas shooter,
It seems to me the Sheriff on the news is a 'straight shooter'.
Nothing makes sense but what I've learned is that unless you can help, look away for a while and let facts be gathered and substantiated.

This fits one narrative if he was Islamically radicalized etc and another if it was political or cultural, but still these events always make no sense to a rational mind.

He didn't clean up after himself.  Either casings were there or they weren't.  If they are hot as they fall, then there are carpet burns and smoke.  Was it out on a balcony?  WItnesses saw where it came from and experts were in the room immediately after.  No plan or motive for a coverup. 

Aiming isn't a big deal to kill 58 in a crowd of 22,000 and thousands of shots.

Nothing makes sense but what I've learned is that unless you can help, look away for a while and let facts be gathered and substantiated.
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« Reply #65 on: October 06, 2017, 09:55:33 AM »

Mark Steyn was wondering this morning if he was a contract killer, which sounds like an idea  worthy of further explanation to me:

a) Apart from the general notion of evil, I've yet to hear a more plausible explanation;
b) It is congruent with his scouting various locations that also overlooked a large crowd in Boston, Chicago, etc.;
c) it is congruent with the long time accumulation with guns and apparent familiarity with a large range of guns, how to run them, and modifications for them.  The situation presented is about the only practical application of a bump stock.
d) it is congruent with what we know about his life.
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« Reply #66 on: October 07, 2017, 10:39:11 PM »

Islamic State insists Las Vegas was jihad

This from Spencer's Jihad Watch.

Islamic State insists Las Vegas was jihad, says shooter converted to Islam

"Most people believe the Islamic State is lying in claiming any connection to this, and that Paddock was not a convert to Islam. But ISIS continues to claim the attack anyway, and does not have a history of claiming credit for attacks for which they were not responsible.
Maybe they’ve started doing so now. Maybe not. They don’t seem to be afraid that Stephen Paddock will turn out to be a white supremacist neo-Nazi or some such. They don’t seem to be worried about being definitively exposed as grandiose liars."

This information coupled with the following -

1). The clearly secretive way the investigation is being handled.
2). The between the lines statements of Lombardo (listen to the interview)
3). The application of the Concept of Who Benefits by the confirming or denying it was a Jihad attack.
4). The absolute inconsistency between Paddock and all other "Lone Crazed Angry White Old Guy" mass murders.
5). Lack of published motives (which they have had for so many other "crazy guys" so very quickly).

I have more but out of respect for those who shared it I will not post it. There are apparent OCONUS connections here and the trickle of information coupled with what they have specifically not said leads an educated modern man to arrive at certain conclusions.

Yes, at some point a full report will be published...like the Warren Commission did, and like the 911 Commission Report (that the Saudis tried to quash). But that something like this would be needed it self speaks of possible skullduggery does it not? And by the time something like this is available to the public...the potential victims of the jihadist, how much time will have passed?

I believe it is in the Government's interest for this to NOT be a terror attack. It is better for everyone if this is a crazy guy with a gun. Better politically, socially, economically, and any other way I can think of. They tried to do this with the Orlando Attack even though Mateen had clear philosophical ties to ISIS and said so on the 911 recording. They attempted to make it about something else and ultimately failed.

This may be an understandable tactic...to deny it was a Jihad Attack even though it was. Its kind of like the old joke "I blocked that punch with my face". Who controls the information controls the narrative.

But that doesn't do those of us on the ground any good. If there is an enemy that can strike at any moment, at a time of his choosing, and who looks like us, knows all our customs, and is in fact one of us. Such an enemy is impossible to detect and extremely difficult to interdict beforehand. How would the American public behave if such a thing was publicly stated by those in authority?

So, I might be totally wrong, but based on the information at hand, until conflicting and compelling information is revealed my position is that Passock was an Islamic Convert Jihadist. And until a conflicting and compelling motive presented, the Las vegas Attack was a Jihad Attack.

In our day and age it is the only prudent position to take.



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« Reply #67 on: October 11, 2017, 08:02:10 AM »

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/why_we_cannot_trust_the_fbi.html#ixzz4v7QFGjXH
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« Reply #68 on: October 11, 2017, 09:21:03 AM »

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/texas-tech-student-drug-user-bernieobama-fan-assassinates-cop

Why is the left so violent?
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« Reply #69 on: October 11, 2017, 05:22:56 PM »

https://medium.com/@UlisseRJ/open-letter-to-grads-from-ltc-ret-heffington-659dac71511f

Open Letter to Grads from LTC(ret) Heffington:

(This was written by LTC (USA, ret.) Robert M. Heffington, as an open letter to graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. It has only been edited for format, and may differ in that respect from the original. My apologies to Lt. Colonel Heffington if this has been misrepresented in any way)

Dear Sir/Ma’am,
Before you read any further, please understand that the following paragraphs come from a place of intense devotion and loyalty to West Point. My experience as a cadet had a profound impact upon who I am and upon the course of my life, and I remain forever grateful that I have the opportunity to be a part of the Long Gray Line. I firmly believe West Point is a national treasure and that it can and should remain a vitally important source of well trained, disciplined, highly educated Army officers and civilian leaders. However, during my time on the West Point faculty (2006–2009 and again from 2013–2017), I personally witnessed a series of fundamental changes at West Point that have eroded it to the point where I question whether the institution should even remain open.

The recent coverage of 2LT Spenser Rapone — an avowed Communist and sworn enemy of the United States — dramatically highlighted this disturbing trend. Given my recent tenure on the West Point faculty and my direct interactions with Rapone, his “mentors,” and with the Academy’s leadership, I believe I can shed light on how someone like Rapone could possibly graduate.

First and foremost, standards at West Point are nonexistent. They exist on paper, but nowhere else. The senior administration at West Point inexplicably refuses to enforce West Point’s publicly touted high standards on cadets, and, having picked up on this, cadets refuse to enforce standards on each other. The Superintendent refuses to enforce admissions standards or the cadet Honor Code, the Dean refuses to enforce academic standards, and the Commandant refuses to enforce standards of conduct and discipline. The end result is a sort of malaise that pervades the entire institution. Nothing matters anymore. Cadets know this, and it has given rise to a level of cadet arrogance and entitlement the likes of which West Point has never seen in its history.

Every fall, the Superintendent addresses the staff and faculty and lies. He repeatedly states that “We are going to have winning sports teams without compromising our standards,” and everyone in Robinson Auditorium knows he is lying because we routinely admit athletes with ACT scores in the mid-teens across the board. I have personally taught cadets who are borderline illiterate and cannot read simple passages from the assigned textbooks. It is disheartening when the institution’s most senior leader openly lies to his own faculty — and they all know it. The cadet honor code has become a laughingstock. Cadets know they will not be separated for violating it, and thus they do so on a daily basis. Moreover, since they refuse to enforce standards on each other and police their own ranks, cadets will rarely find a cadet at an honor hearing despite overwhelming evidence that a violation has occurred.

This in turn has caused the staff and faculty to give up even reporting honor incidents. Why would a staff or faculty member expend the massive amount of time and energy it takes to report an honor violation — including writing multiple sworn statements, giving interviews, and testifying at the honor hearing — when they know without a doubt the cadet will not be found (or, if found, the Superintendent will not separate the cadet)? To make matters worse, the senior leadership at West Point actively discourages staff and faculty from reporting honor violations. I was unfortunate enough to experience this first hand during my first tour on the faculty, when the Commandant of Cadets called my office phone and proceeded to berate me in the most vulgar and obscene language for over ten minutes because I had reported a cadet who lied to me and then asked if “we could just drop it.” Of course, I was duty bound to report the cadet’s violation, and I did. During the course of the berating I received from the Commandant, I never actually found out why he was so angry. It seemed that he was simply irritated that the institution was having to deal with the case, and that it was my fault it even existed. At the honor hearing the next day, I ended up being the one on trial as my character and reputation were dragged through the mud by the cadet and her civilian attorney while I sat on the witness stand without any assistance. In the end, of course, the cadet was not found (despite having at first admitted that she lied), and she eventually graduated.

Just recently a cadet openly and obviously plagiarized his History research paper, and his civilian professor reported it. The evidence was overwhelming — there was not the slightest question of his guilt, yet the cadet was not found. The professor, and indeed all the faculty who knew of the case, were completely demoralized. This is the new norm for the cadet honor system. In fact, there is now an addition to the honor system (the Willful Admission Process) which essentially guarantees that if a cadet admits a violation, then separation is not even a possibility. In reality, separation is not a possibility anyway because the Superintendent refuses to impose that sanction.

Academic standards are also nonexistent. I believe this trend started approximately ten years ago, and it has continued to get worse. West Point has stated standards for academic expectations and performance, but they are ignored. Cadets routinely fail multiple classes and they are not separated at the end-of-semester Academic Boards. Their professors recommend “Definitely Separate,” but those recommendations are totally disregarded.

I recently taught a cadet who failed four classes in one semester (including mine), in addition to several she had failed in previous semesters, and she was retained at the Academy. As a result, professors have lost hope and faith in the entire Academic Board process. It has been made clear that cadets can fail a multitude of classes and they will not be separated. Instead, when they fail (and they do to a staggering extent), the Dean simply throws them back into the mix and expects the faculty to somehow drag them through the academic program until they manage to earn a passing grade.

What a betrayal this is to the faculty! Also, since they get full grade replacement if they must retake a course, cadets are actually incentivized to fail. They know they can re-take the course over the summer when they have no other competing requirements, and their new grade completely replaces the failing one. STAP (Summer Term Academic Program) is also now an accepted summer detail assignment, so retaking a course during the summer translates into even more summer leave for the deficient cadet.

Even the curriculum itself has suffered. The plebe American History course has been revamped to focus completely on race and on the narrative that America is founded solely on a history of racial oppression. Cadets derisively call it the “I Hate America Course.” Simultaneously, the plebe International History course now focuses on gender to the exclusion of many other important themes.

On the other hand, an entire semester of military history was recently deleted from the curriculum (at West Point!).

In all courses, the bar has been lowered to the point where it is irrelevant. If a cadet fails a course, the instructor is blamed, so instructors are incentivized to pass everyone. Additionally, instead of responding to cadet failure with an insistence that cadets rise to the challenge and meet the standard, the bar for passing the course itself is simply lowered. This pattern is widespread and pervades every academic department.

Conduct and disciplinary standards are in perhaps the worst shape of all. Cadets are jaded, cynical, arrogant, and entitled. They routinely talk back to and snap at their instructors (military and civilian alike), challenge authority, and openly refuse to follow regulations.

They are allowed to wear civilian clothes in almost any arena outside the classroom, and they flaunt that privilege. Some arrive to class unshaven, in need of haircuts, and with uniforms that look so ridiculously bad that, at times, I could not believe I was even looking at a West Point cadet.

However, if a staff or faculty member attempts to correct the cadet in question, that staff/faculty member is sure to be reprimanded for “harassing cadets.”

For example, as I made my rounds through the barracks inspecting study conditions one evening as the Academic Officer in Charge, I encountered a cadet in a company study room. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans and nothing else, and was covered in tattoos. He had long hair, was unshaven, and I was honestly unsure if he was even a cadet. He looked more like a prison convict to me. When I questioned what he was doing there, he remained seated in his chair and sneered at me that he “was authorized” because he was a First Class cadet. I proceeded to correct him and then reported him to the chain of command the next morning. Later that day I received an email from the Brigade Tactical Officer telling me to “stay in my lane.”

I know many other officers receive the same treatment when attempting to make corrections. It is extremely discouraging when the response is invariably one that comes to the defense of the cadet.

That brings me to another point: cadets’ versions of stories are always valued more highly by senior leaders than those of commissioned officers on the staff and faculty. It is as if West Point’s senior leaders believe their job is to “protect” cadets from the staff and faculty at all costs. This might explain why the faculty’s recommendations are ignored at the Academic Boards, why honor violations are ignored (and commissioned officers are verbally abused for bringing them to light), and why cadets always “win” when it comes to conduct and disciplinary issues.

It seems that the Academy’s senior leaders are intimidated by cadets.

During my first tour on the faculty (I was a CPT at the time), I noticed that 4th class cadets were going on leave in civilian clothes when the regulation clearly stated they were supposed to be wearing a uniform. During a discussion about cadet standards between the BTO and the Dept. of History faculty, I asked why plebes were going on leave in civilian clothes. His answer astonished me: “That rule is too hard to enforce.”

Yet West Point had no problem enforcing that rule on me in the mid-1990s. I found it impossible to believe that the several hundred field grade officers stationed at West Point could not make teenagers wear the uniform. This anecdote highlights the fact that West Point’s senior leaders lack not the ability but the motivation to enforce their will upon the Corps of Cadets. This brings me to the case of now-2LT Spenser Rapone. It is not at all surprising that the Academy turned a blind eye to his behavior and to his very public hatred of West Point, the Army, and this nation. I knew at the time I wrote that sworn statement in 2015 that he would go on to graduate.

It is not so much that West Point’s leadership defends his views (Prof. Hosein did, however); it is that West Point’s senior leaders are infected with apathy: they simply do not want to deal with any problem, regardless of how grievous a violation of standards and/or discipline it may be. They are so reticent to separate problematic cadets (undoubtedly due to the “developmental model” that now exists at USMA) that someone like Rapone can easily slip through the cracks. In other words, West Point’s leaders choose the easier wrong over the harder right.

I could go on, but I fear that this letter would simply devolve into a screed, which is not my intention.

I will sum up by saying this: a culture of extreme permissiveness has invaded the Military Academy, and there seems to be no end to it. Moreover, this is not unintentional; it is a deliberate action that is being taken by the Academy’s senior leadership, though they refuse to acknowledge or explain it.

Conduct and behavior that would never be tolerated at a civilian university is common among cadets, and it is supported and defended by the Academy’s senior leaders in an apparent and misguided effort to attract more applicants and cater to what they see as the unique needs of this generation of cadets. Our beloved Military Academy has lost its way. It is a shadow of what it once was. It used to be a place where standards and discipline mattered, and where concepts like duty, honor, and country were real and they meant something. Those ideas have been replaced by extreme permissiveness, rampant dishonesty, and an inexplicable pursuit of mediocrity.
Instead of scrambling to restore West Point to what it once was, the Academy’s senior leaders give cadets more and more privileges in a seeming effort to turn the institution into a third-rate civilian liberal arts college. Unfortunately, they have largely succeeded.

The few remaining members of the staff and faculty who are still trying to hold the line are routinely berated, ignored, and ultimately silenced for their unwillingness to “go along with the program.”

The Academy’s senior leaders simply do not want to hear their voices or their concerns. Dissent is crushed — I was repeatedly told to keep quiet at faculty meetings, even as a LTC, because my dissent was neither needed nor appreciated.

It breaks my heart to write this. It breaks my heart to know first-hand what West Point was versus what it has become. This is not a “Corps has” story; it is meant to highlight a deliberate and radical series of changes being undertaken at the highest levels of USMA’s leadership that are detrimental to the institution.

Criticizing these changes is not popular. I have already been labeled a “traitor” by some at the Academy due to my sworn statement’s appearance in the media circus surrounding Spenser Rapone. However, whenever I hear this, I am reminded of the Cadet Prayer:

“…suffer not our hatred of hypocrisy and pretense ever to diminish. Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be content with a half-truth when the whole can be won.…that scorns to compromise with vice and injustice, and knows no fear when truth and right are in jeopardy.”

West Point was once special, and it can be again. Spenser Rapone never should have been admitted, much less graduate, but he was — and that mistake is directly attributable to the culture of permissiveness and apathy that now exists there.
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*I am pretty sure God burned cities off the map for things like this.*


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Demonic Clown Drag Queen Does Story Time at Michelle Obama Public Library
 BY MEGAN FOX OCTOBER 17, 2017

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In what can only be described as an ironic venue, a demonic killer clown in drag was hired to read stories to preschoolers at the Michelle Obama Public Library in Long Beach, California. As if California couldn't be more of a cliche they go and prove us wrong again. On October 14, the library hosted this sick event featuring a demonic killer clown drag queen...for children. Was Baphomet busy?


This particular drag queen, named Xochi Mochi, calls himself a "killer clown from outerspace," "dragula," and "Super Monster." Consider for a moment that many children get scared when they go to see Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny and yet a public library children's librarian thought a visit with a killer clown would be fun!


This gives me nightmares. I can only imagine what my three-year-old would think. Long Beach isn't the first community to do this. They have jumped on the bandwagon that started in New York libraries where virtue signaling parents haul their little ones to sit in the presence of drag queens so everyone will see how compliant with the new directives they are. Aren't they tolerant? Aren't they wonderful? Everyone clap for the useful idiots!


Libraries today are nothing more than an apparatus for injecting leftist ideology into children -- from pushing porn filled books to indoctrinating them into the LGBTQ groupthink. Libraries have long been run by the ultra-leftist group, the American Library Association, which promotes anti-American programs like Muslim Journeys. This program brought Muslim imams into public libraries to proselytize to Americans about how "peaceful" Islam is. The display included children's books about Mohammed (which curiously left out his penchant for 9-year-old girls to satisfy his sexual emergencies.)

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During banned books week, a library in St. Mary's, Maryland, put the above book on display for tweens. Notice what the sticker on the front is half covering? It will come as no surprise that on page two there is the phrase "cocktease." It's as if they aren't even trying to hide the debauchery anymore.


Excerpt of Cherry by Lindsey Rosin, taken from Amazon preview
Another book featured for young girls at the St. Mary's library was this one with graphic depictions of sex acts on almost every page masquerading as a "healthy" guide to sexuality.


Photo credit, Georgia Kijesky
Libraries used to be places of refuge for children and adults. But the left has successfully destroyed that in almost all major cities and suburbs. The only libraries that seem to still operate as places of higher learning are in red states or in the rural areas. Be very careful if you are living in or near an urban center when sending your kids to the library. They may encounter worse than written porn, like actual men watching live porn and pleasuring themselves right there in the library without any interference from staff. That's what I discovered in a wealthy suburban library outside of Chicago and spent three years fighting.

Some libraries are also offering "sex education" classes to which parents are not welcome. St. Mary's library in Maryland offered one taught by a lesbian pole dancer and parents were not allowed into the class. On a table near the "classroom" were a variety of condoms and lube. I know that sounds like a joke, but it isn't.

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The culture war is a very real thing and it requires parents to push back against this onslaught hard. Our children are not guinea pigs for sexual experimentation. We were told that gay rights were about LGBTQWTF folks just being able to live out their lives the way they wanted. What we have discovered is that no matter what "rights" this community is given, they aren't satisfied with personal freedom. They want to take away your freedom in the process. The constant assault on traditional values will never end. You will bake them whatever cake they want, give them your children for deviant sexual experimentation, and you will praise them for forcing you to violate your beliefs -- or be branded a homophobe. Welcome to the new normal. Are you fed up yet?
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