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Kermit the Frog Sets Misguided Protesters Straight About the Tea Party

February 27, 2014 – 2:11 PM

Today’s anniversary of the launch of the modern Tea Party movement is brought to you by the number five.

In an old video from the YouTube channel of “Sesame Street,” lovable Kermit the Frog is a news reporter in Boston Harbor in 1773. Kermit is excited about interviewing the colonists, but soon discovers a problem.

 

The colonists Kermit talks to think the king has put a tax on the letter “t” (instead of “tea”) – so they’re throwing everything that begins with the letter “t” into the harbor, including tamales, ties, and (nearly) a woman’s tiara.

Kermit has to set the record straight. He explains to them that the king was taxing “tea, the beverage, the thing you drink.”

The colonists are grateful for the correction and eventually find some single tea bags to throw into the harbor instead-leaving Kermit to wonder if that will really have a lasting impact.

These Muppet colonists were confused about the principles of the Boston Tea Party in the same way that liberals are today confused about today’s Tea Party movement.

Just as the colonists in the skit misunderstand what their tea party stood for,  liberals today seem to have a misconception of the modern Tea Party movement’s agenda.

Instead of acknowledging its goals of  limited government, states’ rights, and protection from privacy overreaches by the National Security Agency, liberals accuse the participants of today’s Tea Party of being racists and worse. Their allies in the government have accused similarly-minded individuals of posing extremist threats, too.

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California’s Smart Phone ‘Kill Switch’ Proposal Going Nationwide?

Steve Watson
February 26, 2014

A lawmaker in Illinois has introduced a bill that would mandate a ‘kill switch’ in all smart phones, potentially allowing the authorities there to shut them down at will.

The bill, introduced by State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, would require any phone bought or sold in the state to have the technology. Providers would also be mandated to insure smart phones against theft if the phone cannot be rendered completely inoperable.

The legislation is a replica of a bill recently introduced in California, aimed, according to lawmakers, at discouraging theft of phones and black market trading. Critics have warned, however, that such a system could be abused by government and police in order to stifle dissent.

Even worse, if the system were approved up by one or two states, such as California, manufacturers will undoubtedly push for all states to adopt the technology, to spare themselves more work in producing custom devices for select states.

“California is the largest state in the US, and its laws have in the past become de facto national laws,” notes Joe Mullin, adding that wireless industry trade groups have opposed such measures in the past.

Carriers or phone makers will be granted permission to design their own individual form of ‘kill switch’ hardware or software. However, under the legislation, it must have the ability to prevent phone calls, Internet access and the ability to run apps. It must also not allow a reset of the device to factory settings.

Retailers will also be punished under the legislation, should they offer devices that do not comply. Companies could face a fine of between $500 and $2,500 per device sold that doesn’t include the technology.

Senators, senior police and local politicians in San Francisco have set about lobbying Apple, Samsung, Google and Microsoft to fit the technology as standard to all devices.

Carriers such as AT&T have been the target of lawsuits from regulators alleging that they are not doing enough to prevent smart phone theft because the re-activations of such devices has proved profitable.

Critics of the new proposal maintain, however, that if a carrier can kill your phone remotely, so then can governments, hackers, and anybody else. A scenario where authorities could hijack the technology to shut down communications in a sensitive area in order to limit photo and streaming video coverage, such as at a demonstration or at the scene of unfolding police brutality, is easy to envisage.

Last month we reported on a Google patent for a system that would alert law enforcement authorities if a number of photos were taken in one specific location by smartphone users, raising questions as to what level of remote access companies like Google should have to people’s personal devices.

Back in 2012, Apple also filed a patent allowing it to wirelessly disable cameras on iPhones by “forcing certain electronic devices to enter “sleep mode” when entering a sensitive area.”

Protests, political gatherings and other events at which authorities wish to prevent communication, documentation or video streaming could be turned into dead zones by creating a “geofence” around designated locations.

The patent was registered in anticipation of giving police or government the power to impose a “blackout” on all communications during certain times because cellphones can “annoy, frustrate, and even threaten people in sensitive venues.”

In a recent piece, Information Week succinctly summarised the potential dangers of allowing  institutionalized control of communications devices:

“Mandatory phone kill switches will hasten the arrival of the Surveillance of Everything, an unavoidable consequence of the so-called Internet of Things. Using technology to extend the reach of property rights make as much sense for other objects as it does for phones. But in so doing, individual property rights mingle with social mores and government prerogatives. Nothing is truly yours on someone else’s network….Consider a recent Google patent application, “System and Method for Controlling Mobile Device Operation,” which describes research to help in “correcting occasional human error,” such as when phones have not been silenced in a movie theater.

The thing about kill switches is that they’re a manifestation of digital rights management. In the hands of individuals, perhaps they’re a good idea. But they won’t remain in the hands of individuals. They will be used by companies, organizations, and governments, too. And even when people believe they have control of their kill switches, authorities and hackers can be expected to prove otherwise.”

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Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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Katy Perry – Dark Horse

To all the Muzzy’s that protest…TFB…this is America and you’re free to pursue your dreams…enjoy the video anyway

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Something is Fishy Here: What is REALLY Going On With These Military Officers?

by reasonvoice

I DO NOT LIKE THIS. 

SOMETHING SMELLS WAAAAAY OFF!

In light of the Extortion 17 TRAGEDY OF TREASON, and the most recent post I put up about Obama Putting the Military in Harms Way… this doesn’t sit right with me. Not now… not with ALL the other things I’ve been posting about for weeks. Is this the last “House Cleaning” job by Team Obama? Time will tell. 

Thirty-four nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped of their certification, and three others have been implicated in a drug probe, in what the Air Force believes is the largest such breach of integrity in the nuclear force, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Wednesday.

The officers apparently texted to each other the answers to a monthly test on their knowledge of how to operate the missiles. The number includes who did the cheating as well as those who may have known about it but did not report it.

The cheating, which was discovered during a drug investigation that included two of the 34 officers, is the latest controversy involving the service members who maintain and operate the nation’s 450 nuclear missiles.

In all, the drug scandal encompassed 11 Air Force officers across six bases in the U.S. and England. Of the three missile launch officers involved in the drug scandal, two were at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana and one was at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. The two at Malmstrom were among those implicated in the cheating scandal.

James told a Pentagon news conference that 600 missile crew members across the Air Force were retaking the test, including nearly 200 at Malmstrom. She said that the missile force needs attention and that while immediate corrective action is being taken, Air Force leaders are planning to address some longer-term initiatives.

The Air Force said the alleged cheating took place late last summer.

“Earlier today, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James briefed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on allegations that several dozen ICBM officers cheated on their proficiency tests,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. “Secretary Hagel was deeply troubled to learn of these allegations, and he strongly supports the aggressive steps the Air Force is taking in response to them.”

Last week the Pentagon disclosed the original drug probe of a total of 10 officers — nine lieutenants and one captain — at six bases. It provided few other details beyond saying the officers were suspected of possessing “recreational drugs.” That has now expanded to 11 officers.

The matter is being probed by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

The Associated Press has reported that the Air Force’s nuclear arm has been weighed down by a series of problems involving security lapses and morale-related issues, leading one officer to complain of “rot” in the force.

The original disclosure of a drug investigation said the officers alleged to be involved were at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.; Royal Air Force base Lakenheath in England; Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., and two bases that operate intercontinental ballistic missiles — F.E. Warren and Malmstrom.

First word of the investigation came last Thursday moments before Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel appeared at F.E. Warren to deliver a pep talk to members of the 90th Missile Wing, which operates 150 ICBMs. Hagel did not mention the drug probe but praised the missile force for its dedication and professionalism.

Read the article here at Fox News:

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DHS Agent Reveals U.S. to Collapse: Within 6 Weeks

True or not…does give you reason to pause and think…what if?

February 19, 2014 — (TRN) — An Agent from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, revealed to a local 21 year old that the United States will collapse into Martial Law within six (6) weeks. Banks will be closed, credit / debit  cards will  not work. Those without food or cash will starve to death or be killed when they try taking food from those who have it.

E-mail received from local Turner Radio Network contributor:

Just a few hours ago I decided to go the the grocery store with my buddy and stock up on food, since I am a prepper. Anyway, I had my basket full of food and went to the checkout counter. This was around 9 pm. As I was in line, I was talking to my buddy about prepping and stocking up on food in case if the SHTF. I also brought out how the economy might collapse at any time. My buddy is new to the prepping game, which is why I decided to bring him along. After the cashier rang me up we walked to my car. As I was packing everything im my car, this middle aged guy walked up to us and said:

Him: You guys are doing the right thing by being prepared. The majority of the people in this country have no clue on what is happening.

ME: I thought to myself, wow, how cool it is to meet with another prepper. I told him Thanks, are you a prepper too?

Him: Yes and no.

ME: I said, “what do you mean”

Him: I shouldn’t be telling you guys this but since you guys are very young (I am 21), and I do feel bad about about your generation, I am going to let you guys on a little hint. I do know for a fact, as a matter of fact, 100% sure that the economy is going to collapse and martial law will be declared by late February or early March. I’m not sure on a specific date, but it will happen for sure.

ME: I said, what makes you say that?

HIM: Because I work for the DHS and have inside information on what is going to happen to the economy. (He also said how he has ties with people who work for JP Morgan).

ME: I said, Yeah right, sure thing buddy. If I got a penny for every doomsday prediction Ive heard, I would have been retired by now. (Im was referring to the doomsday prediction on this site, lol).

Without even saying another word, he showed us his DHS ID card, but he did cover up his name. He showed it to us for a couple of seconds and put it back in his wallet.

HIM: Now listen carefully, stock up, and I mean stock up very good on food, guns and ammo. Because once it happens, you wont be able to buy it. Martial law will be declared, banks will have no cash, and stores will be out of food. If possible, move far away from the cities, because it is going to be like hell. And lastly, get your money out of the banks, because alot of banks are going to fail.

I said too much already, I have to go now, may God be with you and forgive us to doing this to your generation

And without saying another word, he left.

Seriously guys, ever since this encounter, Ive been shitting bricks!!! I’m already well prepared and with everything that is going on right now (banker suicides, and inside information that the US will collapse on March 4th). It looks like he is right!!

****Please note, the convo isn’t word by word of what he said****

****** I just summarized everything.******

I JUST SAID THE FOLLOWING LAST WEEK, AND I’VE BEEN SCREAMING FROM THE ROOFTOPS AS EACH ARTICLE COMES OUT. WHETHER IT COMES IN 6 WEEKS OR NOT… KNOW THIS… IT IS COMING!

Our Forefathers pledged “their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.”

Operation American Spring is just asking for your attendance. Can you image where 10 MILLION people will fit? 2 MILLION have already RSVP’d. it’s going to be a MASS ASSEMBLING of some of the GREATEST AMERICANS you’ve ever met in attendance. Do you REALLY think there won’t be an UNBELIEVABLE sense of community among those there? I am going with a backpack. When I return? Who knows.

Anything else you put ahead of making sure our Constitution is preserved, and rule of law is restored, you’re going to lose anyway. Your families cannot afford for you NOT to be there. If you cannot grasp this is the ONE LAST CHANCE we have… there are no more… NONE…  consider yourself one of the uninformed and your future is lost already… like the rest of us, if we don’t stand together NOW. There no future elections… NOTHING. The situation is THAT dire. THE U.S. CONGRESS HAS ALREADY PASSED A BILL ORDERING “FEMA” TO CONDUCT ‘MASS FATALITY PLANNING.’ Why do you suppose that is? Why do you think BARACK OBAMA ORERED $1,000,000,000 WORTH OF FEMA COFFINS TWO WEEKS AGO?

How exactly does the administration plan on taking the country from status quo to a police state with dissenting citizens locked up in FEMA Camps? I’ve been outlining my best guess for close to a year now below: 

I’m going to now break up a ton of links by major topic and if you haven’t already, you MUST read them to understand how bad things have gotten. Why haven’t you heard about most of it on the news? Hmmm. Maybe BARACK’S EXECUTIVE ORDER TAKING CONTROL OF ALL COMMUNICATIONS has something to do with it? Obviously the “news” outlets are getting marching orders on what they can and cannot report on. 

Let’s start with privacy. Do you already know the NSA CAN LISTEN IN ON ALL YOUR CASUAL CONVERSATIOOS EVEN WHILE YOUR PHONE IS TURNED OFF AS LONG AS THE BATTERY IS STILL IN? Even Facebook has joined the crowd now. IF YOU HAVE FACEBOOK MESSENGER INSTALLED ON YOUR CELL PHONE, YOU GAVE FACEBOOK PERMISSION TO RECORD YOU AT WILL, WHETHER YOU ARE ON THE PHONE OR NOT! We are living in very dangerous times, and people NEED to know this stuff. In recent news it was brought to our attention that the Feds can and do turn on the cameras to our laptops, BUT THEY DO SO WITHOUT TURNING THE LIGHT ON, SO YOU HAVE NO IDEA YOU ARE BEING WATCHED! 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters recently said in an interview (video provided) that even if Congress slows down the NSA, Obama already has a “SECRET DATABASE” WITH EVERY TYPE OF  INFORMATION YOU CAN THINK OF ON EVERYONE. This list goes on and on. Now that the BIGGEST AND BADDEST NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT GIVES GOVERNMENT THE POWER TO SHRED THE CONSTITUTION AND USE THE MILITARY ON CITIZENS! For more on the NSA:


Next lets take a look at the strange military type behaviors as of late. What becomes SOOO scary, is this is all done. When have you EVER seen government dismantle something? This is only going go get WORSE!

 

Are you familiar with FEMA camps and the “concentration camps” Justice Scalia spoke about like the one pictured above? If not, see below:

 

For more links on the government loading up on firepower:

For more links on how close the nation might be to war see the following:

 

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I could go on forever. If none of that is worth your time to read or to convince you to attend, at least I’ve done my part. Here are a few more VERY worthy links.

I suggest learning who your friends are:

Feel free to email me at any time at: thelastgreatstand@gmail.com

Read the article here at Turner Radio Network

Follow me @lastgreatstand on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/LastGreatStand

ALSO NOTICE THE SHARE BUTTONS AT THE BOTTOM AND TWEET BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE ARTICLE TO GET THIS OUT TO OTHER AMERICANS. 

THE 2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!!!!

 

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Admiral Claims Obama Planned Benghazi Along With America’s Enemies

BOMBSHELL REPORT: Admiral Claims Obama Planned Benghazi Along With America’s Enemies

Robert Rich

February 18, 2014 8:50am PST

There has been a lot of speculation around the Benghazi incident that resulted in four American lives lost as the government continues to shroud themselves in as much secrecy as possible.  As it remains unclear as to why the government isn’t telling Americans exactly what happened, a retired Admiral has come forward to bring the picture into focus.

According to retired Four-Star Admiral James Lyon, “the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi… was the result of a bungled abduction attempt…. the first stage of an international prisoner exchange… that would have ensured the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheik.’”

(See also: Newly Released Map Shows Heavy Naval Presence In Area On Night Of Benghazi)

He recently discussed his feelings and the countless other options that Obama and his administration could have made in response to the attack on Fox Business’ “Lou Dobbs Tonight” show.  The Admiral insists that Obama—as well as his administration—are responsible for the deaths of the four Americans as they did nothing to save them.

The general thought here is that Obama sought to plan and execute an operation in order to promote himself and give him a bump in the polls prior to his second term election.  The thought was that the ambassador would be captured and held for randsom allowing for Obama to swoop to the rescue and save our fellow Americans.

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In doing so, he would have to free a well known terrorist—although some speculate that this is secretly a major one of Obama’s interest—but at the end of the day, he would come out the hero.  However, things went terribly wrong when the operation got out of hand.

(See also: BREAKING: New Benghazi Report Includes Info That ‘Some People Are Going to Be Upset About’)

Rioters entered the scene and as mob mentality took over, the complex was overwhelmed, taken over and its occupants were killed.  During the heat of the moment, Obama was so ill prepared as the situation unexpectedly took a turn for the unseeable, that he just froze in his leadership duties.

During that time, Obama’s only solution was to let things play out so that he was not implicated in anyway—after all, there must be something they could blame this on (an anti-Muslim video perhaps).

The Admiral, fully explaining that there were many options on the table, stated that Obama shirked his responsibilities as President and actually allowed for Americans to be mercilessly slaughtered.  Lyon relayed that in Italy, just two hours away—one by jet—was a Marine Force Recon unit totaling 130 deadly soldiers.  Saying that within the hours that the attack was happening on the consulate, there was no reason these men couldn’t have been flown over to save the embassy, the ambassador, and the soldiers inside.

He goes on to say that there were other things Obama could have ordered that could have at least temporarily disbursed the crowd and bought valuable time—for instance flying a fighter jet over the mob in full afterburner.  This would create a sonic boom overhead, and most likely resulted in the crowd scattering—for a while at least.

(See also: New GOP Site Reveals Benghazi Info That White House “Doesn’t Want You To See”)

Instead Obama sat in his office and did exactly nothing.  Allowing for Americans to die is not only negligent but treasonous and should be treated as such.

What do you think—do the Admiral’s claims hold any water? Let us know in a comment below!

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Iranian hackers penetrated US Navy computer network for 4 months…

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM

By The Right Scoop

 

We often hear about Chinese hackers trying to hack our most sensitive computer networks, but who knew the Iranians could be this successful? Makes me wonder how successful the Chinese have been…

NEWSMAX – Iranian hackers were able to penetrate the Navy Marine Corps Internet for four months, monitoring the unclassified voice, video, and data communications of the network’s 800,000 users around the world, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The breach, which left Iranian spyware lurking throughout the system, was deeper and longer than previously thought, according to the newspaper. Officials said they had initially underestimated the skills of the Iranian hackers.

No email accounts were hacked, the Navy said.

The penetration will probably be probed during the confirmation hearings of Vice Adm. Michael Rogers, whom President Barack Obama has nominated to become director of the National Security Agency. As head of Fleet Cyber Command, Rogers is chief of cybersecurity and oversaw the Navy’s response to the Iranian cyberattack, according to the Journal.

Navy sources said it took four months, until November 2013, to drive the invasive hackers from the computer network because it was a significant penetration that capitalized on a weakness in a public-facing website. The sources added that the Navy took its time because it wanted to fix the underlying security weak spots, not just this particular infiltration.

The cyberattack cost the Navy at least $10 million to patch. Broader defenses put in place at the Defense Department will likely cost several hundred million dollars more, the Journal reported.

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The Archduke of Iran and WWIII

Dave Hodges

February 16, 2014

The Common Sense Show

Holding due east of DC http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-65.94289/centery:37.88862/zoom:8/oldmmsi:914220006/olddate:lastknown

 

iran navy 3 ship launch

 

Hide the Children! The Iranians are coming, the Iranians are coming!

The commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, announced that “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders and this move has a message.”

Is this a case of the “Mouse That Roared”, or is it WWIII? Should the citizens of the United States be concerned with an Iranian naval presence a few miles off of our coast?

Iran’s Provocative Move Contains Three Possibilities

Should we be concerned with the Iranian Navy and their presence off of our coastline? It depends on their objective. There are three possibilities connected to the “Iranian invasion off of our coastline”.

1. The is merely a case of “boys being boys” and the Walmart equipped Iranian navy, armed with little more than pop tarts, will flex their muscles and then go home.

2. Iran will suddenly and without warning launch two short-range ICBM’s armed with a pair of nuclear weapons above the US resulting in an EMP burst in which a significant portion of the US power grid is destroyed along with significant US military assets.

3. There will be a Gulf of Tonkin incident in which a false flag is unleashed by this administration resulting a fake attack upon a military or civilian target. Of course, the target could be military, or it could be civilian. This could prove to be our Archduke moment.

The following paragraphs will analyze the Iranian naval threat in more detail.

Saber Rattling

The first scenario has the Iranian navy prancing up and down our coastline with impunity in which they are careful to stay within UN protected international waters. After a few months of pointless sailing, the Iranian navy will return home and subsequently claim some kind of Jihadust victory over the imperialist pigs in the United States. Subsequently, the Iranian government will hold a parade in Tehran and proclaim they have intimidated the great Satan! However, at the end of the day, it will be a case of “no harm, no foul”.

The Devastation of An EMP Attack

iranian navy emp_map_graphicChina, Russia and India are challenging the dominance of the Petrodollar by purchasing Iranian oil in gold. This practice will eventually send the dollar into a tailspin. Before the Federal Reserve will allow this happen, there will be war. This is what the Syrian conflict was about last fall as invading Syria is the key to invading Iran.

Both Russia and China have threatened to nuke the United States if we choose to invade Iran or Syria. It would be logical to assume that China and Russia may attempt to launch a pre-emptive strike upon the United States if they felt that such a confrontation was unavoidable. Along these lines, could the Iranian navy be the vanguard of a devastating EMP attack upon the United States?

Delivery Method

Most experts agree that the most effective delivery method for a nation-wide EMP, or HEMP attack would be the Club-K Container Missile System. In its advertised versions, it is designed for launching four or six cruise missiles; It could obviously be converted for a long-range ballistic missile. A Scud-D ballistic missile would fit quite easily into this container as well. These delivery devices would be readily available on the open market and a cargo ship could be rigged to launch such missiles.

Is the Iranian navy equipped with such weapons? It is not likely. However, the Russians are considered to be the leaders in EMP weaponry and could easily supply Iran with the capability.

What would be the consequences of such an attack?

Catastrophic Business Failures

Nearly all of the commercial sector is not protected. Most data backups of commercial systems are protected from just about every other threat, but not protected against EMP; and most data backups are located within the area likely to be affected by the EMP attack. Computer systems and the information they contain are especially vulnerable.  In the old Dark Angel television series used to say, in the first episode of the old Dark Angel television series, “ . . . the electromagnetic pulse turned all the one and zeros into plain old zeros . . .”

An EMP attack would literally send thousands of small and mid-sized businesses in the United States into bankruptcy in less than a millisecond. Other than your printed statements, the banks would have no records of your ledger sheet.

The Hospital Holocaust

America would see catastrophic conditions immediately take place in our hospitals and convalescent centers. Within a few days, old age homes would lack the resources and services of the staff to help preserve the lives of those who are virtually helpless. Patients on the operating table would stand a good chance of not surviving. Hospital backup generating systems would be rendered unusable. Food and water would become a scarce resource. Many hospital personnel would walk off the job by the beginning of the third day. The only medical personnel that would stay would be those that live too far away from home to walk. People would not be able to get their life-sustaining medications and services, most of which are electrically powered. Our worst fears would be realized.

In one of the most dramatic effects, airplanes would fall from the skies. Untold thousands of people would immediately be plunged to their deaths. And their deaths might be considered merciful compared to the fate that the majority of the rest of us would face over the next two years. Most automobiles will not work unless they have all pre-electrical parts. Even then how long would gasoline be available? Many people on the various subways, would be hopelessly trapped depending on the time that an electromagnetic pulse would be released. And we can all be sure, that the release of an EMP, through false flag planning, would occur at the optimal time to ensure the maximum loss of life.

Families Would Be Separated

One of the most tragic developments arising from an EMP attack with the fate of schoolchildren geographically isolated from their parents who have already commuted to work. Reuniting parents and their children would be next to impossible for the majority of Americans who have a 30 minute commute or more to work (20 miles). In an earlier article last year, I identified and detailed the questionnaire which went out to all school personnel which was inventorying staff school individual skill sets such as  law enforcement experience, construction as well electrical and engineering talents. Sounds like a strange set of skills to be surveying at our public schools. What do the originators of this document know that the rest of us should?

If you were a teacher, how long would you stay on the job and ignore the welfare of your family? Getting home and reuniting with family will be problematic.

Your cell phones, your land lines, text, twitter, emails and faxes will not work. Nearly all broadcast stations, especially television stations, would go off the air.  Due to the high level of computerized automation, the equipment in most radio and television studios would be so completely destroyed that most commercial stations would be damaged beyond repair. Radio studios are actually more vulnerable to permanent damage than many portable radio receivers. When America emerges from the event, the NSA police state surveillance grid would be permanently in place for the extreme martial law dictatorship that will follow.

According to a statement of Damon Penn, a DHS official, made to a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 8, 2011, a limited number of critical radio stations are being retrofitted with some EMP protection.  However, most of us will be without the benefit of mass communication.

Somewhere between 250,000 to 500,000 people will die in the first few minutes. Perhaps as many as 1-2 million would be dead within three days.

Obtaining Clean Water Is the Greatest Threat

The greatest threat to human survival, in the aftermath of HEMP, is the public’s availability to obtain clean drinking water. This access would be greatly imperiled.

In 2010, when Haiti was hit by a major earthquake which killed over 200,000 people, the misery did not stop with the survivors. Six weeks following the earthquake, Haiti announced its first cholera outbreak in over a century. The cholera outbreak went on to claim 8000 more lives. The disease thrives in places where there is insufficient water treatment, poor sanitation and inadequate hygiene. This is what precisely would happen in most areas following an EMP attack.

Keeping drinking water clean and separate from human sewage and other contaminates would prove to be humanity’s biggest challenge. Cholera would also prove to be the biggest threat to long term survival. It is likely that in the 24 months following the event, that most people would succumb to cholera and other water-borne diseases.

Cholera is a horrible disease which grants its victims a very painful and agonizing death. In the 20th century, human lifespan in United States increased by 35 years. Thirty of those 35 years was due to improvements in sanitation. Following an EMP attack, effective sanitation would all but disappear.

Human beings require approximately 2 Liters of water per day in order to survive. If we do not get that water, we will die in approximately 5 days. With regard to a HEMP attack, our water supplies are especially vulnerable. The power to distribute water is highly concentrated within the United States. Only eight municipalities provide 82% of the drinking water in the United States.

There are multiple technologies which are used to pump water from the source to its final destination. Some require no electricity, however, most do. And even if your water system was powered by non-electrical means, how would the personnel and staff, who monitors and maintains your water supply, get to work without proper transportation?

In all of Southern California, the water must make its way over mountains. What will happen when all electricity is gone? The resulting casualty rates stemming from civil disorder and death due to lack of water would be unimaginable. In a time of a HEMP attack, the availability of water, as well as the safety of water would come into question for the vast majority of Americans. The availability of clean water supplies would be the most critical threat and would claim the most victims.

Survivors would undoubtedly form collectives to forcefully procure food and water. The levels of violence would be horrific. Yet, I was unable to locate any government or academic documents which attempted to project how bad it will get. It is safe to say that it will be a waste of time to call 911 and that every person would be under threat of attack 24/7/365.

All in all, the naval war college and other experts clearly state that 90% of Americans would be dead within two years. Many experts in our military will quietly state that they fear an EMP attack more than any other because it is so difficult to defend against.

One would think that the US Military would be watching the Iranian navy like a hawk and would be able to destroy an Iranian ship before it could launch this devastating attack. One would have also thought that four off course airliners could have been intercepted before three of the planes found their targets on 9/11. In other words, what if this administration is complicity in this plot as a means to establish martial law? Given what we already know, this possibility cannot be discounted.

Our Archduke Moment

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 set off WWI through a series of a mindless set of events.

At first glance, the assassination of Ferdinand should not have set off WWI. However, the presence of entangling alliances, an ongoing arms race and escalating tensions set into motion a series of events which culminated in WWI as a result of the Archduke’s death.

Any number of factors could set off an Archduke moment with regard to the Iranian navy parked off of our coast. The most likely event would be the claim by the Obama administration that the Iranians were preparing to launch a confined high altitude nuclear explosion resulting in an EMP attack upon the United States. At this point, the Iranian navy would be obliterated. The Russians and the Chinese would view this event as an act of war and just like WWI, the entangling alliances, the present arms buildup and the escalating tensions would result in WWIII.

At the end of the day, the Iranian navy may go down in history as the “Archduke of Iran” and its devastation in a Gulf of Tonkin scenario could plunge the world into WWIII. 

And what if the Iranians had no such intention? What if this administration used this opportunity to launch a false flag event upon itself in order to get the war they wanted so desperately last fall by simply blaming the Iranians?

Conclusion

I believe that the United States is not giving the presence of the Iranian navy the consideration for the full threat that the situation entails. When the Iranian navy sailed across the Atlantic, they could have brought WWIII along with them.

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Approaching Iranian warships raise EMP threat

WASHINGTON – National security experts have expressed alarm over the announcement by Iran that it will position its warships off the coast of the United States, from where they could launch a nuclear warhead to explode at high altitude to create an electromagnetic pulse.

That could knock the American electrical grid out of commission, disrupting supplies of energy, food, communications, fuel and more for a long period.

These experts agree that there would be no warning and that the U.S. missile defense system would not be able to respond in time to prevent the high altitude nuclear explosion. They also believe that if such a missile were launched, it would not be from an Iranian warship but from a commercial vessel sailing along the East Coast or in the Gulf of Mexico.

“It shows they could put a weapon on a boat or freighter, and if Iran has ballistic missiles it could put it anywhere on the U.S. coast,” said John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and currently a senior fellow at the Washington-based American Enterprise Institute.

Last month, the Iranian Fars News Agency announced that the fleet would undertake a three-month mission and would consist of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying vessel.

While the Iranian deployment may consist of two vessels, the commander of Iran’s Northern Navy Fleet, Adm.l Afshin Rezayee Haddad, said that Iran would send a “fleet” to the Atlantic Ocean.

These ships undoubtedly would be under constant U.S. Navy observation while trolling along the U.S. East Coast and possibly in the Gulf of Mexico.

The ships could use Venezuela as station to refuel and resupply, or could return to Iran.

Iran’s decision to place its warships off the U.S. East Coast was prompted by the U.S. decision to place warships of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet at Bahrain, not far from Iran. And there are U.S. carrier task forces constantly patrolling through the Strait of Hormuz, which skirts Iranian territory.

This deployment to the U.S. East Coast would be the first time Iran has stationed ships outside the Persian Gulf. For the past three years, it has been sending its warships through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean to show its capabilities.

Bolton said that the Iranian exercise is more of a training mission to show that it can sail across the Atlantic and come up to the U.S. coast.

Read the documentation that’s sparking the worry about the EMP threat, in “A Nation Forsaken.”

“They’re building up capabilities,” Bolton said. “That’s what training missions do.”

The coastal deployment plan comes as the United States and its allies again meet on Feb. 18 with Iranian officials in Vienna to come to a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Iran wants to end Western economic sanctions while the U.S. and its allies seek to halt any effort by Iran to develop nuclear weapons, which Iran claims it is not doing with its nascent nuclear program.

Some national security experts are worried that Iran could park is warships outside U.S. territorial waters and be in a position to launch an EMP attack should the U.S. decide to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Kenneth Chrosniak said that the Iranian warships will be “extensively tracked and, if need be, engaged by an overwhelming triad of conventional U.S. forces if they attempt to fire a missile.

“However, if they home port out of Venezuela, we may be more vulnerable to engagement to our exposed southern shores,” Chrosniak said. “Even so, I believe we’ll have adequate ‘visability/awareness.’”

Former Ambassador Henry Cooper, who heads High Frontier and was the Strategic Defense Initiative Director under former President George H.W. Bush, said that the issue is not one just of awareness.

“What if they covertly erect and launch a nuclear armed ballistic missile from near our coast?” Cooper asked. “And actually, I am more concerned that they could do this from a more conventional vessel than a warship – perhaps while we are watching the few warships and ignoring the hundreds of commercial vessels.”

Cooper, who is a member of the newly formed EMP Coalition headed by former Central Intelligence Director James Woolsey and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, has expressed concern about America’s exposure to any missile launches from the south.

His main concern is that the U.S. lacks a ballistic missile system to watch the south part of the U.S. should there be a missile launch from either North Korea or Iran, both which have previously tested missiles over the southern polar icecap.

Cooper would like to see the U.S. Navy move more of its Aegis warships into the Gulf and off the southern portion of the East Coast to respond to any missile attack.

However, other experts agree that a missile fired by North Korea, Iran or any other nation with missile and nuclear warhead stockpiles off the coast so close to the East or Gulf Coasts could not be intercepted in time.

In referring to the impending arrival of the Iranian warships off the U.S. East Coast, former CIA operative Reza Kahlili said that they are test runs “for a long term presence in collaboration with their allies in this region.”

In addition to Venezuela, those other countries close to Iran include Nicaragua, Cuba and Ecuador.

“If (the Iranians) do anything, it will be via a commercial vessel,” Kahlili said.

Experts have suggested that an EMP strike could disable most electronics, which control food, water, fuel, energy and other supplies, as well as communications links and more. Ultimately, such a strike on an unprepared U.S. is estimated to result in tens of millions of casualties.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/02/approaching-iranian-warships-raise-emp-threat/#0tb1hwLXyV4mQu5k.99

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Bitcoin exchanges suspend conversions as hacker attack intensifies

Bitcoin

Three online exchanges for the bitcoin virtual currency have suspended conversions into state-backed currencies, saying they are under attack from hackers suspected of trying to create fraudulent transactions.

The value of the currency has plunged as the attack has intensified, from $926 on 5 February to $530 on 12 February on MtGox, one of the affected exchanges. Bitstamp, based in Slovenia, and BTC-e, in Bulgaria, also halted withdrawals indefinitely on Wednesday as they came under attack.

The moves follow crackdowns by China in December and Russia last week on use of the cybercurrency, which some authorities fear could be used for money laundering, funding terrorism or tax evasion.

“This is a denial-of-service [DoS] attack,” said Jinyoung Lee Englund, a spokeswoman for the Bitcoin Foundation, a trade organisation for exchanges. “Whoever is doing this is not stealing coins, but is succeeding in preventing some transactions from confirming. It’s important to note that DoS attacks do not affect people’s bitcoin wallets or funds.”

In a statement, MtGox said: “A bug in the bitcoin software makes it possible for someone to use the bitcoin network to alter transaction details to make it seem like a sending of bitcoins to a bitcoin wallet did not occur when in fact it did occur. Since the transaction appears as if it has not proceeded correctly, the bitcoins may be re-sent.” Such “double spending” could destroy trust in the system.