Herman Cain has just announced on Neil Cavuto’s ‘Your World’ that he is forming a presidential exploratory committee to see whether there is enough support and financial backing for a run at the White House.
I originally thought Pastor Jones had completely gone off his nut by announcing his intent to burn Korans on 9.11, (which by the way, falls under the category of “just plain wrong”), but he has been promised by Imam Rauf that the Ground Zero Mosque will be moved.
But details of the pastor’s planned meeting with the Imam, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, remained elusive. Mr. Jones did say he got a promise to move the New York mosque, although such an agreement could not be independently confirmed.
Meanwhile, progressive globalist Colin Powell thinks the mosque is a GREAT IDEA and the firestorm has only gone viral because of the “media industrial complex”. Yes, Pam Geller, Atlas Shrugs, Stop The Islamization of America, her bus ads and the hundreds of blogging ‘first responders’ had absolutely nothing to do with it. Yes, the moos who actually email each other and talk to each other had NOTHING to do with it. I really hate these ______________ (insert your own word here).
I fail to grasp how sinking to the level of the radical islamic jihadists and betraying one’s principles by burning another faith’s sacred text is going to help anyone or honor the victims of 9.11. How are any of these actions following Jesus’ main tenet of “do unto others as you wish to have done to you”?
Stupid is as stupid does.
Keep at it MOOs; the globalists have their lackeys popping the corks of champagne bottles and are enjoying the show as you fight amongst yourselves and continue to ignore the web they are spinning.
What’s up with Detroit? Two separate neighborhood fires are being reported involving dozens of homes. Response times to the fires has been delayed because of the lack of firefighters, and putting the fires out has been complicated by lack of water pressure at hydrants. Detroit’s West Side – at least 4 homes. Detroit’s East Side – 6 homes upwards of 20 according to Channel 7 in Detroit. There is also a commercial building in flames on Detroit’s east side.
UPDATE #2: Fox News report of the State Department issuing a travel warning for three border cities.
On June 30th, shots were fired in Juarez and they hit the El Paso court house, and the Obamas were partying the night away. Now the Los Zetas drug cartel has seized two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area in their continuing invasion of America. Thankfully the ranchers were allowed to evacuate their property without harm, but can anybody tell me why they had to leave their property because a foreigner told them they had to at gunpoint. Isn’t that considered an invasion?
Anybody in Congress listening, anybody? I guess property rights are as obsolete as the Constitution that Obama keeps saying is flawed.
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO BRING HIM UP ON IMPEACHMENT CHARGES FOR HIS BROKEN OATH TO PROTECT AMERICANS AND AMERICA’S BORDERS?
In what could be deemed an act of war against the sovereign borders of the United States, Mexican drug cartels have seized control of at least two American ranches inside the U.S. territory near Laredo, Texas.
Two sources inside the Laredo Police Department confirmed the incident is unfolding and they would continue to coordinate with U.S. Border Patrol today. “We consider this an act of war,” said one police officer on the ground near the scene. There is a news blackout of this incident at this time and the sources inside Laredo PD spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Word broke late last night that Laredo police have requested help from the federal government regarding the incursion by the Los Zetas. It appears that the ranch owners have escaped without incident but their ranches remain in the hands of the blood thirsty cartels.
Laredo Border Patrol is conducting aerial surveillance over the ranches to determine the best way to regain control of the U.S. ranches, according to the Laredo Police department.
The approximate location of the U.S. ranches are10 miles northwest of I-35 off Mines Road and Minerales Annex Road. Just off 1472 (Mines road) near Santa Isabel Creek south of the city of Laredo, Texas.
The Los Zetas drug cartel is an offshoot of the elite Mexican military trained in special ops. The mercenary organization is said to include members of corrupt Mexican Federales, politicians as well as drug traffickers. The group was once part of the Gulf cartel, but has since splintered and now directly competes with the Gulf cartel for premium drug smuggling routes in the Texas region.
The new leader of Los Zetas is Heriberto “El Lazca” Lazcano and is considered the most violent paramilitary group in Mexico by the DEA.
Recently the drug organization has kidnapped tourists, infiltrated local municipalities and continues to smuggle narcotics into a very hungry U.S. market.
The violence south of the border continues to spin out of control and has left Nuevo Laredo, Mexico on virtual lockdown with businesses refusing to open the doors. Last week a particularly violent attack by the Los Zetas included the use of grenades and resulted in a dozen deaths and 21 injuries.
The hostile takeover of the ranches has met with silence with local and national media; however sources say they could be waiting to report the stories once the ranches are back in U.S. control. This journalist questions if this was a Middle Eastern terrorist attack if the media would sit on their hands.
Stay tuned for updates reports throughout the weekend.
The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed. The source is law enforcement in the area.
(Update 2 story is now 100% confirmed by second source within the Laredo Police Department)
The FBI is advising law enforcement officers across the country that a Texas cell of Los Zetas — an increasingly powerful arm of the Mexican Gulf Cartel drug trafficking syndicate — has acquired a secluded ranch where it trains its members to “neutralize” competitors in the United States.
In order to ensure its share of the lucrative illegal drug trade, the cartel’s members reportedly are operating north of the border to collect debts and spy on competitors. They have also protected cocaine and heroin shipments that were bound for Houston, where they were repackaged and shipped on to Alabama, Delaware, Georgia and Michigan, according to the FBI.
The information, which was disseminated Monday to state, local and federal agencies, does not provide specifics, such as the location of the ranch, but includes a notation that the information came from reliable FBI contacts.
Trainees are reportedly taught about home invasions, firearms and ways to run vehicles off the road in order to kidnap occupants who owe drug debts.
The Zetas have achieved almost mythical status in Mexico, as the small band of military deserters has become a managing partner for the Gulf Cartel, terrorizing rivals with beheadings, torture and mass killings.
They are said to have a presence in large swaths of Mexico and are often described as being the most ruthless gangsters in Mexico’s underworld.
UPDATE: (6.11.2010): News stories about the media shutdown around the Gulf Oil leak are starting to surface in the MSM, here,here, and here. I just ran across this video from On The Outside Looking In with a pilot that violated the airspace over the leak and subsequently received a warning phone call from Homeland Security, Air and Marine Division. If you are in the vicinity and have video footage or audio of the media blackout conditions, please contact me on my contact page.
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Suspected Taliban militants have executed a 7-year-old boy, accusing him of spying for the government, officials in southern Afghanistan said Thursday.
The execution took place Tuesday in the Sangin district of Helmand province, said Dawoud Ahmadi — the provincial governor’s spokesman.
In the past, militants have carried out similar killings of those accused of spying, Ahmadi said.
Three years ago, a 70-year-old woman and a child in the Musa Qala district of the province were executed following the same allegations, he said.
During a news conference Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said officials were looking into reports of the execution and said he condemned the act if it is confirmed to be true.
“I don’t think there’s a crime bigger than that that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit,” Karzai said. “A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy, and therefore hanging or shooting to kill a 7-year-old boy … is a crime against humanity.”
“If this is true, it is an absolutely hiorrific crime,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said during the news conference on an unannounced stop in Kabul. “If true, I think it says more about the Taliban than any book, than any article, than any speech could ever say.”
We, as American simpletons, know that allowing our government to sell our sovereignty to the global loan sharks has diminished our national security. What happened to this simple premise inside the Beltway? I personally think they just don’t give a flying rat’s a** what happens to us, and they have purposefully put America in this position (both parties).
* China says U.S. must control deficit as economy recovers
CURRENCIES | BONDS
* Priority for world economy is to stabilise Europe
* External pressure will delay yuan reform (Adds fresh quotes from Zhu, graphic link)
By Chris Buckley and Aileen Wang
BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – Europe’s debt crisis has laid bare the fragility of global finances and the United States, too, must tame its fiscal deficit, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday, spelling out Beijing’s concerns before talks with Washington.
With China facing U.S. criticism for yoking its currency to a de facto dollar peg, Assistant Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao shifted attention to Beijing’s own worries about the euro zone’s woes and Washington’s rising indebtedness, ahead of the two countries’ Strategic and Economic Dialogue next week.
China wants “quiet discussions” about exchange rate issues, and loud lobbying will only delay movement on the yuan, Zhu told a news conference.
“External pressure and noise will do nothing but slow the reform process,” he said of the yuan exchange rate.
The global economy’s priority should be to steady financial conditions in Europe after Greece’s debt crisis, Zhu said. The United States also needs to control its fiscal settings, he said.
“The European sovereign debt crisis is a challenge not just for the countries that are party to it, such as Greece. In fact, it is a challenge to the stability of the entire international financial market,” he said.
“We have noted that President (Barack) Obama and Treasury Secretary (Timothy) Geithner have stressed they are paying attention to the problem of the excessively high U.S. fiscal deficit”, Zhu said, noting that it was also “a matter of concern to China.”
“We hope that the U.S. fiscal deficit will fall as a proportion of GDP as the economy recovers and reach a sustainable level,” said Zhu.