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Oman’s Al-Shabiba wants to know whose side the US is on. (Link courtesy Watching America) The article quotes American journalist Seymour Hersh who has been in contact with the Syrian regime.  Hersh says the Joint Chiefs of Staff offered security information to the Syrian Army through Germany, Russia and Israel.

The article goes on to explain that Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, director of military intelligence between 2012 and 2014, sent several secret messages to warn of the danger of Assad’s regime collapsing. The report recounts that, when faced with this situation in the fall of 2013, the Joint Chiefs began taking steps — without clearance from diplomatic channels — to remedy the situation. By offering intelligence to the militaries of other countries, this information reached the Syrian Army for use against its enemies — especially Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State group. The three countries that delivered this information were Germany, Russia and Israel.

Hersh claims friendship with Bashar Assad.  President Obama insists that Assad must go.

The regime, however, claims to be the victim of a global conspiracy.  Al-Shabiba says the regime gets the conspiracy wrong.

Instead, it is against the Syrian people and the country itself. It is evident the Syrian people are the ones suffering a great injustice. Despite the regime’s military losses and the large physical damage incurred by the country, the regime has managed to hang onto power. This has been facilitated with American support by way of its international alliances, and with massive military and economic support from the Russians and Iranians. So let’s not name them “Friends of the Syrian People,” because they are closer to the regime than to the Syrian people. It is evident these “friends” have permitted Bashar Assad to use all types of weapons against Syrians and the country. Additionally, they have prevented the opposition from acquiring any weapons capable of stopping the destruction from the regime’s planes, which kill and displace Syrians daily.

The article goes on to ask how the US could conspire against the regime when it does so little to oppose it.

Confusion abounds.  Just what is Obama doing? We here at Paxety Pages certainly don’t know.

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The Washington Times reports  that two Pakistanis with terrorist connections were caught crossing the US border with Mexico back in September.

Muhammad Azeem and Mukhtar Ahmad, both in their 20s and from Gujrat, were caught Sept. 20 by agents south of San Diego and just over the international border from Tijuana. When agents checked their identities through databases, they got hits on both of them: Mr. Ahmad popped up as an associate of a known or suspected terrorist, while Mr. Azeem’s information had been shared by a foreign government for intelligence purposes.

Former Texas governor Rick Perry has long complained that Middle Easterners have used Mexico as a jumping off point to get into the US.

But it’s not only Mexico. Cuba and Venezuela have also assisted the terrorist war on their common enemy – the United States. We here at Paxety Pages have long warned of possible terrorist entry into the country through the southern border. Back in 2007, we featured stories by reporter Todd Bensman who followed the route from Syria to Texas.

While the links below no longer work, Bensman still has his original stories on his website.

Here’s the original Paxety Pages post:

Our old friends chavez and castro helping illegals reach the US

hugowithparrotIf you read anything today, read the four-part series Breaching America:  War refugees or threats – written by Todd Bensman and published in the San Antonio Express News (the series begins here).  Bensman went to Damascus, Syria to track how folks from terrorist supporting countries, as well as Iraq war refugees, are sneaking into the US.  One way is to get a visa from a country near the United States, and there pops up our old nemesis, hugo chavez:

Venezuela is another jumping-off point to the American border, according to court records of smuggling cases.

Because of its antagonistic relationship with the United States, Venezuela does not cooperate on counterterrorism measures, according to the U.S. government, and shows no concerns about issuing visas to special-interest migrants.

One day recently, the Venezuelan Embassy in Damascus, its walls bedecked with large portraits of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, was packed with Syrians seeking one of nine types of visas offered.

The U.S. State Department has complained in recent years about Venezuela’s cozy relationship with Syria and Iran. Earlier this year, the first nonstop flights began from Tehran, Iran, to Caracas, Venezuela — a development that some U.S. counterterrorism specialists say opens a new avenue for potential terrorists to the American border.

Some of the government’s most senior Homeland Security officials have spoken of yet another source of terrorist infiltrators: the area where Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina meet, known as the “Tri-Border” region.

Tens of thousands of Arab immigrants there have been under scrutiny by American intelligence services since 9-11. The U.S. Treasury Department in December named people and organizations that “provided financial and logistical support to the Hezbollah terrorist organization.”

Last year, Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, commander of the U.S. Army’s Southern Command, warned the House Armed Services Committee that some of these groups “could move beyond logistical support and actually facilitate terrorist operations.”

Other countries helping illegal immigrants reach the US are Guatemala and, of course, Cuba.

Cuba’s consul in Damascus said in an interview that his country happily grants visas to any Middle Easterner who asks “because America doesn’t give anyone the opportunity to take refuge, especially after 9-11.”

“But we work another way,” said Armando Perez Suarez. “We put conditions on American people who are making war with everyone. The Arab people are the peaceful ones. We give visas to anybody who wants to visit our country.”

Suarez said he is well aware that Cuba, with its economic problems and poverty, is not anyone’s idea of a final destination.

“After that, if he wants to travel to any other country, the U.S., or Central America, this is not our problem,” Suarez said. “It’s not our burden.”

He scoffed at American concerns about terrorist infiltration.

“I’m sorry your president is from Texas,” he said. “Now you’re receiving your own medicine. The problem started in Texas and it’s finishing in Texas.”

Bensman also mentions documents showing contacts between al-Qaeda and Colombian narcotics terrorists.

Michelle Malkin interviewed Bensman on the O’Reilly Factor last night, and Hugh Hewitt interviewed him for an hour on his show last night (transcript here).  The Express-News says this about their reporting:

To document the hidden world of special-interest aliens, San Antonio Express-News reporter Todd Bensman and photographer Jerry Lara traveled to Damascus, Syria; Amman, Jordan; throughout Guatemala; the southern border state of Chiapas, Mexico; Brownsville and elsewhere along the Texas border; and Michigan. Bensman documented routes used by smugglers to move immigrants from Islamic countries, including a popular one from Syria to Texas traveled by Iraqi refugee Aamr Bahnan Boles.

The Express-News hired Arabic language interpreters in Syria, Jordan and Texas, where Boles was first interviewed extensively. Bensman obtained materials from overseas smuggling investigations and hundreds of daily intelligence summaries reflecting Texas border crossings. He interviewed U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials in both countries, and examined U.S. court records from a dozen federal smuggling prosecutions. Some dialogue and scenesdescribed in this series were reconstructed based on interviews with Boles and, when possible, others who were present.

Also interesting is Bensman’s description of Mexico’s efforts to stop terrorists.  He reports the country fears an attack against the US originating from Mexican soil, so the Mexican police make an effort to find Middle Easterners.

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Racism, politics and the deaths of black men

When I moved to Atlanta in 1970 to attend Georgia State University, the population of the city was just about 50-50 black and white.  The School of Urban Life had just completed a study showing that more than 90% of crime in Atlanta was committed by blacks against blacks.

44-years later, we see the deaths of black men again headlining the news.  Heather McDonald writes an article at City Journal entitled The Big Lie of the Anti-Cop Left.

Since last summer, a lie has overtaken significant parts of the country, resulting in growing mass hysteria. That lie holds that the police pose a mortal threat to black Americans—indeed that the police are the greatest threat facing black Americans today. Several subsidiary untruths buttress that central myth: that the criminal-justice system is biased against blacks; that the black underclass doesn’t exist; and that crime rates are comparable between blacks and whites—leaving disproportionate police action in minority neighborhoods unexplained without reference to racism. The poisonous effect of those lies has now manifested itself in the cold-blooded assassination of two NYPD officers.

The highest reaches of American society promulgated these untruths and participated in the mass hysteria. Following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown in August (Brown had attacked the officer and tried to grab his gun), President Barack Obama announced that blacks were right to believe that the criminal-justice system was often stacked against them. Obama has travelled around the country since then buttressing that message. Eric Holder escalated a long running theme of his tenure as U.S. Attorney General—that the police routinely engaged in racial profiling and needed federal intervention to police properly.

According to the FBI, there were 6,261 black murder victims in 2013.  Almost all of the murderers were themselves black.

If the police, and by extension all white people, are intent on exterminating black people, why are they doing such a poor job that they have to have so much assistance from blacks?

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War on Women

Mary Jo KopechneOn this day,  July 18, 1969, a young woman named Mary Jo Kopechne partied with some politicians and wound up in the back seat of one of their cars.  The politician was drunk and ran of a roadway bridge into a creek about six or so feet deep.  The car overturned, and the politician escaped.  Mary Jo Kopechne died.  The politician swam away and hid out until the next morning.  He and his family hired lawyers and denied everything.  They put a neck brace on him to evoke sympathy.

tedneck

He got away with it.  His name?  Ted Kennedy – a Democrat. The party that claims Republicans conduct a War on Women.

RIP Mary Jo.

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My question to Congressional candidates

I currently live in Georgia’s First Congressional District (coastal Georgia).  There are two Democratic candidates in a run-off and two in a Republican run-off.

My question:

I am a voter in your district.  If elected to Congress, what will you do to get the federal government off my back and out of my pocketbook?

To date, I have received the following replies:

From Republican Dr. Bob Johnson’s campaign –

Thank you for reaching out to our campaign with your concerns.  If elected to Congress Dr. Bob Johnson vows to fight for our conservative values, getting the federal government out of our day to day lives.  The greatest moral dilemma of our generation is that we are stealing money from our grandchildren daily that sends them into insurmountable debt.  Dr. Johnson is running to combat this dilemma, and if you have any questions at all please give us a call at 912-388-6776.  We’d love to garner your support, and would encourage you to reach out to us.  I hope you’re having a great start to your week.

 Thanks,

Kaelan Dorr
Field Director
Dr. Bob Johnson for Congress
Cell:  912-289-7823

From Republican Buddy Carter – No reply.

From Democrat Brian Reese:

“Thank you for Supporting *”Brian Reese for Congress”*

                                               ……*..Better Starts Here* ……….

 

From Democrat Amy Tavio – No reply.

 

It’s nice to know who tries to answer the questions of voters.

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