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ICE Panic at UC Berkeley




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


If only Paul Revere had had Twitter, he wouldn't have needed a horse and wouldn't have had to spend hours riding around the countryside yelling, "the British are coming! The British are coming!". He could have just done what the little rascals did in Berkeley last month when somebody tweeted that an ICE agent had stepped onto the campus of Berkeley City College. Before you could say," George Galloway", some 2,000 tweets had been sent around. Even UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol  Christ got into the act assuring the "undocumented "community that UCB had their back. The Daily Cal had the shocking report:

https://www.dailycal.org/2019/07/02/uc-berkeley-chancellor-carol-christ-issues-statement-addressing-undocumented-students/


And how do you like that study done by UC Berkeley researchers showing all the high blood pressure levels of the "undocumented Latinx"?

"Published online the day the Homeland Security official visited Berkeley City College, the study found that worries about immigration policy and rhetoric were associated with higher anxiety, poorer sleep quality and changes in blood pressure among Latinx youths in California’s Salinas Valley. Brenda Eskenazi, a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the lead and corresponding author of the study, said in an email that her study was influenced by the current political climate."

Or maybe they suffer from low blood pressure.

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Two Names on a Wall: Putting a Photo to a Name (Michael G. Vinassa)

Gary Fouse
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                                                           Michael Gene Vinassa (1946-1966) Distinguished Service Cross
                                                           Photo 1959 at age 13



For the past several years now, I have celebrated Memorial Day by writing about and re-posting information about two of my high school buddies who died in the Vietnam war, Michael Vinassa and Dorian Houser. Now I have an update on one of them, (Michael).

A couple of weeks  ago, I was contacted by Janna Hoehn and Dana Kwist, two representatives of Wall of Faces, a project dedicated to locating and posting photos of each of the 58,000+ troops killed in Vietnam. This project is part of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Faces Never Forgotten Program. The VVMF Education Center, located between the Vietnam Memorial and Lincoln Monument in Washington DC, exhibits the photos.

For the overwhelming majority of these, photos are readily available, but for some, it has been harder. Such was especially the case with Mike. The good folks at Wall of Faces had read my online postings about Mike. and thus, reached out to me. Needless to say, while I didn't have any photos of Mike myself, I volunteered to help with my own contacts and former friends.

Just to give you an idea of how challenging the task was, Wall of Faces had gone through high school yearbooks, army post photos, newspaper articles, obits, all without success. I myself contacted Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills, where Mike is buried next to his mother. I spoke to two people there who were most helpful and cooperative, but Forest Lawn had no photos in their records. I reached out to those friends of ours who I still had contact with. I searched the websites of the three Army posts where Mike had trained before going to Vietnam. I enlisted the help of two retired DEA agents who are now private investigators, John Marcello and John Hudock of the Phoenix Investigative Group, one of whom (Marcello) is a Vietnam vet himself. They contributed their time pro bono and came up with some fascinating details about Mike's family. All the while, a team of about 5-6 Wall of Faces researchers were digging up details and leads and writing letters. We tried to track down Mike's fiancee and best friend, up to now without success.

Then, just last night, we hit paydirt.

One of our mutual high school friends, Kenny Easum, now living in Wisconsin, dug up a 60-year-old photo of Mike from his junior high school yearbook from 1959. There was Mike in the 7th grade, 13 years old. I passed the photo along, and needless to say, we were all ecstatic.

Here is a message I received this morning from Sue Rice of VVMF.

"To everyone involved with the finding of Michael Vinassa's photo,. I want to express my sincere appreciation.  Michael has been an exceptional hard find.  I will be taking his photo to our next annual 1-8 Jumping Mustang reunion in Anaheim.  Our 34th annual reunion will be held from Sep 5-8, at the Sheraton Park Hotel, opening ceremony with flag raising at 9 am sharp.
1855 South Harbor Blvd,
Anaheim CA 92802

If anyone lives in the area, I would loved to meet you and introduce you to the Host, Mike Price.

Please pass this info on to anyone you choose.

I will await the posting of Michael's photo on the VVMF wall of faces."

Best Regards,
Honor and Courage

Sue Rice
VVMF

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Needless to say, I would be honored to attend the above reunion. Unfortunately, it will coincide with my own army reunion coming up in Wyoming. If there is any way I can stop by on the way to the airport, I will try my hardest.

Here is how Mike earned the Distinguished Service Cross, our nation's highest award for battlefield bravery after the Congressional Medal of Honor.

It has been an honor to assist Wall of Faces in this effort to make a final tribute to Mike's memory. My thanks go out to all who assisted in this effort. Most of all, I want to thank the Wall of Faces team for all they do.


-Together We Served.com

Anti-Semitism Today and the Great Debate




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


This article first appeared in New English Review.


As a Gentile teacher who first became alarmed at campus anti-Semitism about 13 years ago on the University of California at Irvine, I have witnessed what I feel is a transition in that issue. Let me explain.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a hot button issue on American college campuses. The only logical explanation, in my view, is that the Palestinian movement, both in the Middle East and North America, has been very effective in convincing many uninformed and gullible students that Israel is guilty of massive human rights violations against the Palestinian people including apartheid and even genocide. This pro-Palestinian movement is well-organized and well-funded. In my view, more than any other factor, it has led to a resurgence of anti-Semitism in the US and Canada.

In Europe, where the situation is so grievous that Jews are leaving by the tens of thousands, Israel is more an issue to the native Europeans. In contrast, the wave of recent Muslim immigrants, migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees, need no Palestinian issue to stoke their centuries-old hatred of Jews. Not all Muslims, of course, but it is undeniable that hatred of Jews (and Christians) is deeply embedded in Islamic history and teaching.

Over that past decade, as I have written about anti-Semitism, I have said that the focal point for the resurgence in anti-Semitism in America is on our university campuses for the reason I mentioned above. Now, however, I see it metastasizing into the population at large removed from academia. The universities refused (and still refuse) to confront it, and now it has spread.

If there is anything positive to come out of that, it is that now the problem cannot be denied just because the universities hide their heads in the sand. How hard it has been for myself and other people concerned about the problem to convince the outside community that there was a problem on our campuses. Even mainstream national Jewish organizations like the Anti-Defamation League, the various chapters of the Jewish Federation, and Hillel shielded the universities from scrutiny because (in the case of the latter two) they were too embedded and dependent upon the universities and because they did not want to see a drop off in Jewish attendance at their respective schools. "Jewish life is thriving," they said even while Jewish students were going to school in an atmosphere of intimidation by the pro-Palestinian bullies in the Muslim Student Associations and Students for Justice in Palestine. Now the public at large knows the problem exists nation-wide. But now, it is not just on our campuses.

Most notably, the recent attacks on synagogues in Pittsburgh and Poway, California have captured the attention of the nation. Now the public is talking about it. President Trump is talking about it. That is a positive development that comes from two massive tragedies and a troubling resurgence in Jew hatred.

The great question  now before us is who is responsible? Already this has stirred debate, and well it should.

The two men who attacked the aforementioned synagogues  were white nationalists (but hardly Trump supporters). Those attacks in particular have put the spotlight on white nationalism, and I will be the first to admit that we have a problem in the US with this rise, which is due to many factors outside the scope of this writing. Suffice to say that we must condemn groups like the KKK, neo-Nazis, and the Aryan Brotherhood and call them out for their hatreds whether they be against Jews, blacks, Hispanics, or whatever.

But the question is-the point of the great debate- is whether they are the biggest purveyors of Jew hatred today. Without in any way trying to protect these groups-I condemn them- my belief is still that most Jew hatred in the world and in the US today is being stirred from Islamic quarters. I would rather use the word Islamic rather than Muslim here because I don't accuse all Muslims of being Jew haters. I do repeat, however, that Jew hatred has a long history within Islam and is part of Islamic teaching in the Koran and the hadith.

It is so much easier and convenient to put all of the blame for anti-Semitism today on white nationalists in North America and Europe than to talk about Islamic anti-Semitism and acts or speech against Jews by Muslims. After all, the politically correct crowd does not want to call out a so-called protected group like Muslims for criticism.

I personally witnessed this up close and personal shortly after the beginning of the Trump administration when the Bat Yahm synagogue in Newport Beach hosted an inter-faith event in 2017 dedicated to the idea that Trump supporters and other white nationalists were the main cause of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I attended and watched speaker after speaker, Jew, Christian, and Muslim bemoan the white nationalist hatred being perpetrated by Trump supporters. The then Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UC Irvine, Thomas Parham, spoke and lambasted not only Trump, who "didn't have the moral decency of a cockroach", but called then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions a "racist" from Alabama". Not one word was devoted to the problem of Islamic anti-Semitism. Some of us tried to get it in, but we were rebuffed. They would not even address the issue of anti-Semitism at UC Irvine, whose campus was located just blocks away from the synagogue.

The UC Irvine issue leads to another important point. The pro-Palestinian crowd, which includes people like CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), US Representatives. Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and others will tell us that their opposition to Israel is simply anti-Zionist, not anti-Jewish. Bull. To be anti-Zionist means that you want the Jewish state of Israel destroyed and replaced by an entity called Palestine, "from the river to the sea", which consists of a Muslim majority state where Jews remain at their own risk.

So now that anti-Semitism is on the front burner, we must debate the question of who is primarily responsible. If we just pass it off to white nationalists, the KKK, and neo-Nazis, we are not fully addressing the problem. History tells us that anti-Semitism comes from many quarters and that its nature changes from time to time given what the perceived grievances against Jews are. This is the state of anti-Semitism today as I see it. We are going to have to fight hard to prevent a mostly false narrative of anti-Semitism from controlling the discourse. I am gratified, at least, that anti-Semitism is now in the open and being discussed. Honesty demands that we identity the perpetrators no matter who they are.

LA Mayor Caves in to MPAC




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


This article first appeared in Times of Israel Blogs.

"We had Mayor Garcetti clarify his statement about Jerusalem"



It wasn't long ago that Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti was traipsing off to Iowa to "test the waters" for a possible run for the 2020 Democrat nomination to run for president. Many wondered how any mayor of Los Angeles, a city beset with all kinds of problems like gang violence, homeless encampments and trash piling up that was leading to the biggest rat infestation ever seen in the city, could decide he really should be promoted to president.

Fast forward to this week. Garcetti, who also had time to take a trip to Israel while his city crumbles, had made a statement that he supported the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. After all, it is Israel's capital. All well and good, but that didn't sit well with the Islamists at the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), run by Salaam al-Marayati (who is based in LA). MPAC, like CAIR, is one of those myriad of Islamic organizations in the US that pretend to be moderates merely looking out for the civil rights of American Muslims. In reality, like CAIR, MPAC is an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood.

So when Garcetti made his comment about Jerusalem, MPAC sprang into action. They asked for a meeting with Garcetti and got it. What came out of that meeting was a videotaped message from Garcetti wishing his Muslim brothers and sisters a happy Ramadan and apologizing for his comment. MPAC is proudly boasting of this achievement on their blog. You can see the video here.

"This move represented the ultimate violation of religious freedom and a real provocation of violence."

One wonders how moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem was violating anyone's religious freedom in Israel since all religions, including Islam, enjoy religious freedom in Israel, much in contrast to her neighbors, where Christians are living in genuine fear. (The Jews were driven out back in 1948.)

And just who would be provoked into violence? Certainly not Israelis. The answer is Muslims.

So while the homeless population of Los Angeles continues to climb, the resultant trash continues to climb (literally), and the rat infestation continues to explode, Eric Garcetti takes time out from his busy schedule to issue this video apologizing for his statement supporting the embassy move. Frankly, it looks like one of those ISIS ransom videos. The only thing missing is a masked al Marayati standing behind him with a dagger.

This is why Eric Garcetti is not fit to be president of the United States. He is a craven hack who can't even run a city, let alone a country.

Creeping Sharia Taken Down by Wordpress

Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Hat tip Big League Politics




In addition to all the censorship being imposed by Facebook, Twitter, and other social media, now we have the blog, Creeping Sharia, which is now been taken down by Wordpress.


https://bigleaguepolitics.com/creeping-sharia-blog-banned-from-wordpress/

I should note that my own site (Fousesquawk) has Creeping Sharia linked under "Blogs I read". Creeping Sharia also has my site similarly linked.

It's just another shameful chapter in how counter-jihadist sites, which report on attacks and intolerance emanating from Islamic quarters, are being suppressed and censored by our social media. In Europe, it's not just the social media, but the governments that will come you after if you speak out against mass Muslim migration or the violent teachings of Islam.

Do I agree that we should not attack Muslims in general as people? Absolutely. That is a line I try not to cross although my critics would argue that I do. For some, no criticism, explicit or implied, is acceptable. It must be censored, it must be silenced or it must be killed (witness Charlie Hebdo in France).

This move to shut down speech critical of Islam and reporting of attacks by Muslim extremists or crimes by migrants in Europe must be resisted at all costs. Free speech in the West must be preserved. Here's hoping Creeping Sharia will re-appear on another server. When it does, I will immediately re-link it on my own site.

Hussam "Hot Air" Ayloush i Questions FBI Role in Terrorist Arrest




Gary Fouse
Fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



Hussam "Hot Air" Ayloush


Yesterday, the FBI in Los Angeles announced the arrest of Mark Steven Domingo, a 26-year-old Muslim convert living in Reseda, California, who is charged with planning to set off explosives and kill people as revenge for the attack against two mosques in New Zealand.

The Southern California CEO of CAIR, Hussam "Hot Air" Ayloush, is in damage control mode with his public response. Once again, a CAIR official implies that the FBI entrapped a Muslim.

https://ca.cair.com/losangeles/news/cair-la-expresses-relief-at-foiling-of-alleged-bombing-plot/

Before Mr Ayloush gets too wound up and invested in his entrapment conspiracy theory, let me explain a thing or two about entrapment law. I say this based on my own 25-year career as a Customs and later DEA agent.

Entrapment exists when law enforcement (or their informant) actually lead a person to commit an crime that person was not predisposed to commit. Predisposition is the key word. In this case, the question is-was Domingo predisposed to commit an act of terror prior to coming into contact with the FBI or its informant acting undercover? It appears from the information provided in the FBI press conference that he was predisposed- putting it out online what he wanted to do.

The fact that an FBI undercover agent or informant made contact with Domingo and acted with him-apparently delivering a fake bomb- is not entrapment. A person who is predisposed to commit a crime may be "afforded the opportunity" by an undercover operative. In this case, the undercover person pretended to help Domingo in his mission. Another example would be if an agent infiltrated a drug ring and was tasked with picking up a shipment of drugs and delivering it from point A to point B or person A to person B. That's not entrapment; it's just good undercover work. Same with an agent being introduced as a buyer to a drug dealer, who was already in the business. It is not entrapment when the drugs are delivered and the dealer is arrested. Again, prior statements or acts by a defendant and taped conversations will generally effectively counter any claims of entrapment.

If CAIR hacks like Ayloush want to (once again) claim FBI entrapment, good luck. That will be dealt with at trial. There are many safeguards and rules that go along with undercover work or using informants. These will be properly examined at trial. I suspect once this case is adjudicated, H.A. will once again have egg on his face.

And don't be fooled: CAIR is not relieved about anything. They are in damage control mode.

Swedish State Media and Islamic Terror





Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com



It would be hard to argue that any European country has caved to Islamic terror and supremacy more than Sweden. The rape capital of Europe even allows ISIS fighters who left Sweden to return with their families. Not only that, but they are given new identities, their old identities are erased even from police inspection, they are given job training and new residences.

The below article by Katerina Janouche in her blog, Katerina Magasin, reveals how Swedish state media is under reporting or covering up the Muslim slaughter of Christians and other religions. As example, she gives Sri Lanka, the disruption of a church service in Munich and the case of Nusrat Jahan Rafi. Translation by Fousesquawk.

http://katerinamagasin.se/sa-vilseleder-skattefinansierad-public-service-medvetet-om-muslimers-kriminalitet-och-terror/

How Much the Tax Financed Public Service Deliberately Misleads (on) Muslim Criminality and Terror


22 April 2019, 10:50am

Since January 1, 2019, all are involved and pay via our tax bills to be disinformed and misled by the large media platform, Public Service, which includes Swedish Television and Swedish Radio. If one were conspiracy (oriented), one might believe that there is an agenda to diminishing and hiding the acts carried out against Christians, Atheists and Jews by Muslims, in the name of Islam. Swedish Public Service  has taken on the role for itself as educator of the people, where criticism against Islam is now seen as blasphemy, and where one is obviously expected to forgive and tolerate abominable acts when the perpetrators are Muslims.

It became clear with the terrible terror attack in Sri Lanka yesterday. Though, in principle, all the large international news channels reported early on that the terrorist acts were carried out by jihadists, i.e. radical Muslims, SVT chose several hours later to write that it was still not known who carried out the act.

In a long article, it was speculated instead that it could be Buddhists who were behind the attacks, where over  290 people, including many children, died and over 500 were injured. Only in a short bite are Muslim terrorists mentioned. This is generally an approach that Public Service has toward Islamic terror.

Now it is said that (a) "militant group" is behind the "attacks".

That there occurred an attack against church visitors in Munich by a Muslim criminal, where 24 people were injured, has not even been reported by Public Service.

Last week, the same thing occurred when SVT (Swedish Television) reported on Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a 19-year-old student who was killed by her school mates after she refused to take back her report of sexual harassment against the headmaster  of the Islamic school in Bangladesh where she was studying. Nusrat Jahan Rafi was attacked and burned to death by five women in burkas. SVT, however, left out the connection to Islam in its reporting. SVT, however, uses BBC as a source, and thus, it is evident that it was known that the school was Islamic and that the killers were dressed in burkas, but they still chose to leave this out, (and) it does not even appear that all were women. It would be a stretch to believe that that SVT (would)  leave out information that the perpetrators were white men or for that matter what  one would call, "right extremists". Imagine if a black woman were attacked by a white man in a Nazi uniform? I guess  that SVT wouldn't leave out these details. That tax-financed SVT, which should be impartial, fails to write the connection  to Islam in the Rafi case is a scandal.

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-asia-47947117

SVT: https://www.svt.se/nyheter/utrikes/anmalde-rektorns-overgrepp-brandes-till-dods

That other mainstream media and weak politicians back off from Islam and Muslim criminality and crimes against democracy and human rights is, unfortunately, a fact. The politicians are employed by the people, but lie wildly. Then one verbally changes Christians into "Easter worshippers" according to any international manual appears to be used by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Left party leader, Jonas Sjöstedt. Sweden's prime minister, Stefan Löfvén, who held a press conference after the terror attack against mosques in New Zealand, is carefully silent when Christian children are slaughtered. There isn't much talk about solidarity now. I wonder if the great Social Democrat leader is afraid to come up against his constituents, who, in large part, consist of Muslims?

He has seen what happened in Copenhagen last week, when riots arose when one dared to criticize the religion of peace and love, and threw a Koran (in the air). Twenty-three people were detained in the riots that arose....

And the Swedish Church, with Bishop Antje Jackelen in the lead, doesn't say much about if people should form human shields to protect Christian buildings and churches. The Swedish Church, which has even turned its back on its own symbol, the cross, has long since betrayed its Christian values, so it isn't very surprising. Nonetheless, it is true, really unpleasant.

The mainstream media is reluctant to write that it is about the terror by radical Muslims against Christians and non-believers, so called "unbelievers". Svenska Dagbladet, a newspaper that used to be bourgeois, expresses worry that the terror act in Sri Lanka will result in revenge against Muslims.

Nor does Swedish mainstream media report on the frequent attacks that take place against Christian buildings and targets all over Europe. Vandalism, graffiti, destruction. And quickly the fire  at Notre Dame in Paris is dismissed as an "accident" despite the fact there are many indications that it may have been attack.

And at the same time, jihadists and their families are evidently welcome to Sweden.

With sadness in the heart, I am forced once again to note that lies, disinformation and coddling of terrorists seems to be the new Swedish model.
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Fousesquawk comment:

To a lesser extent, this is also true in the US. Our media also is hesitant to report Muslim terror and crime, and when they have to, they are careful to couch it very carefully. But when the media and people like Barack Obama downplay these horrible atrocities by referring to "Easter worshippers" and not saying anything about the fact that the attackers were Muslims on ba mission of jihad, they are betraying their own public, which is entitled to be fully informed on the dangers we are facing.

Make no mistake: The Islamists have turned it up a notch and things are getting worse instead of better despite the efforts of our political and religious leaders to placate Muslims hoping that if we were just a little bit nicer, it would all go away. Now they are attacking our churches and synagogues and in the case of Sri Lanka, while we are present and worshipping. Weakness and kindness have produced no positive results. On the contrary, it has only emboldened our enemies who believe we are ripe for the kill.

I write this not forgetting the horrible attack against Muslims in New Zealand. It also must be condemned, and we must not take out our rage on innocent Muslims who live in our countries. Yet, we as a people must stand up and tell the jiahdists and their US apologists that we will never submit to Islam. We must also let the phony Muslim moderates like CAIR, MPAC, the Shura Council, and so many other extremist Islamic organizations that we are onto their game of telling us that Islam is a religion of peace and that Islamophobia is some evil danger, that Muslims are the real victims when these attacks occur. We must also continue to speak out openly about the true nature of this ideology, which is built around violence and hate towards those who follow other religions. In Sweden, that exposes people to risk that they could have their careers and lives destroyed by the power machine of the Social Democrats and the media. It is shameful, and true here in the US albeit to a lesser extent. We still have the First Amendment. We need to use it and protect it.



In Praise of Judea Pearl




Gary Fouse
Fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


This article first appeared in New English Review.


Hat tip Algemeiner, (L.A.) Jewish Journal, ZOA, Israeli-American Civic Action Network, and The Israel Group

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Dr Judea Pearl, UCLA


“The incomprehensible blunder of the city of North Hollywood made me realize that my generation, the Counter-Holocaust Survivors of 1945-1948, is in danger of becoming extinct, and that the American public, Jews included, knows close to nothing about the intended Arab genocide of 1947-1948. Like European Holocaust survivors, we must bear witness.”
-Dr Judea Pearl, UCLA


On a campus that has had more than its share of lunacy and anti-Semitic expressions the past several years, UCLA professor Judea Pearl stands out like a shining star. Pearl is the father of slain journalist, Daniel Pearl, a victim of Islamic terror in Pakistan. Dr Pearl has long had to contend with campus anti-Semites posing as human rights activists on behalf of the Palestinian cause. This week, Dr Pearl has twice taken the lead in making a principled stand.

In the wake of New York University (NYU) presenting their "President's Service" award to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), Pearl has notified NYU that he is renouncing his status as a distinguished alumnus.

Dr Pearl also refused an invitation to join a panel for a post-film discussion on the controversial anti-Israel film, 1948-Creation and Catastrophe, which was put on by the municipality of West Hollywood on April 16.

I commend Dr Pearl for both of his actions. In the latter case, what is the point of being the only pro-Israel member of a panel that is made up of anti-Israel activists like Robin Kelly, Sandy Tolan, and James Gelvin, not to mention the moderator, Estee Chandler (Jewish Voice for Peace)?

As we have previously reported, this one-sided "documentary" was recently shown at UC Irvine, presented by the two producers and moderated by UCI comedian, Mark LeVine, who, when he isn't teaching whatever he teaches at UCI, is a frequent speaker against Israel.

Here is an article from Jewish Journal (Los Angeles) on the film's showing in West Hollywood on April 16. It  features the above quote from Professor Pearl.

The pro-Palestinian movement in the US is masked as a human rights movement. It is actually a thinly disguised effort to bring about the downfall of Israel and the removal of Jews from the Middle East. It is anti-Semitic to its core. As for Students for Justice in Palestine, they are nothing more than a national organization of brown-shirts who use tactics of intimidation and disruption to further their cause. Sadly, there are even American Jews who have linked arms with this movement.

Dr Judea Pearl is not one of them.

Why the Criticism of William Barr is Unfair





Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
hppt://garyfouse.blogspot.com


Now that the Mueller investigation has finally come to an end, Democrats, the media, and Hollywood celebrities are having a major hissy fit trying to figure out how to keep the collusion mantra going. Some have accused Mueller of being a Russian agent just like President Trump. Far fetched? Of course, but that's the direction that the Democrats and media have gone.

Then there is the matter of Attorney General William Barr, newly appointed by Trump and confirmed by the Senate. Barr is a much respected professional who served as AG under George H W Bush. He is a convenient target not only because he is a political appointee, and a Republican, but wrote a memo back in 2017 criticizing Mueller's investigation of possible obstruction of justice by the president. His critics are now charging that he took the Mueller report and made the final call on whether to charge any crimes. Thus, the reasoning goes, the final call was made by a political appointee of the president.

On the surface, that may sound like a reasonable argument. The problem is that this is the procedure that was supposed to be followed. The special prosecutor was, indeed, tasked to submit his final report to the attorney general. He could make recommendations, such as to charge certain people or not to charge. Mueller's judgment was that no further indictments were called for, there was no evidence that Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians, and finally, he could make no conclusion as to the question of obstruction of justice by Trump.

More importantly, it would have been far more troubling had Barr overruled the conclusions and recommendations of Mueller. The special prosecutor situation is somewhat unique within federal law enforcement, but it can be compared to when investigators from a federal agency,  like the FBI, present a case report to the US Attorney's Office. When the investigative team, in this case, led by Mueller, submits its case report to the prosecutor, in this case Barr, it is the latter who makes the decision on whether to go ahead with prosecution, indictments etc.  If the investigators cannot present a prosecutable case to the prosecutor, it would be the height of folly and unethical for the prosecutor to indict. If the investigators want to charge someone, they need to present a solid case to the prosecutor. (Again, consider Mueller to be the investigator here.) This is something Mueller failed to do.

On the other hand, had Mueller presented a prosecutable case to the attorney general, and Barr declined to prosecute, then the Democrats would have an argument. Of course, this is not even taking into account the legal question of whether a sitting president could be prosecuted in the first place.

There is much to criticize Mueller about over the manner in which he conducted this two-year investigation. In the end, he presented, in my opinion, an honest and proper conclusion as to the president. Barr has followed his role to the letter. If the Democrats in Congress want to keep beating this dead horse, they do so at their political peril.

The President Demands Free Speech in Universities




Gary Fouse
fousesquawk
http://garyfouse.blogspot.com


This is something I consider as an important development in improving our universities and protecting free speech. Per his executive order (see first link below), the President has put universities on notice that if they expect to continue receiving federal funding, they must insure that everybody-including conservatives- has the right to enjoy free speech protections on campus.


https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/media/White%20House%20Executive%20Order.pdf

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-in-spotlight-as-Trump-expected-to-13704663.php

Though UC Berkeley is in the spotlight here for good reason, the problem exists almost everywhere in academia. Most of the executive order concerns efforts to lower the coat of tuition, which is also a valid concern. I could have suggested that the cost of college could be drastically lowered by eliminating useless departments like ethnic studies, women's studies, gender studies, and Middle East studies (in its current Pan-Arab, anti-Israel, anti-West form). That would save a lot of 6-figure salaries for deans, their assistants, and other bureaucrats.

As for the free speech angle, I wish the order had gone into greater specificity. In other words, universities could have been put on notice that if certain groups have their events disrupted, or they have their speakers cancelled, or roadblocks like high security deposits are put in place, they risk losing federal funds. If Jewish and pro-Israel students continued to be harassed, no more funding. If campus police cannot or will not effectively enforce the law and protect all students, no more funds.

As always, the government must exercise care in controlling education. This should not be a tool to rid universities of all their liberal professors. There is, however, an old adage: If you take someone;s money, expect they will have a voice in how it is spent. Universities are under no compulsion to accept federal dollars. What is being said here is that the federal government can be in the business of funding education, but it doesn't want to fund indoctrination.

Final comment: Kudos to the College Republicans, a once moribund organization, that is now making real change possible for free speech advocates. They are the hope for the future of the Republican party, which has too many fossils sitting in Washington.

The Persecution of Shaeffer Cox






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The real Brexit vote ...

In August 1941, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill met in Newfoundland, and drew up the Atlantic Charter. The third principle of this document stated that:

"Third, they [FDR and WSC] respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live; and they wish to see sovereign rights and self-government restored to those who have been forcibly deprived of them."

The failure of the political elite to allow the British people to choose the form of government under which they will live is a betrayal of the very principles that Britain fought the war for.

But that is not the most important "Brexit" vote which we must cast. In Matthew 12, we read that the Pharisees challenged Jesus by asserting that He was acting in the name of the adversary. Jesus pointed out just how illogical this assertion was in verse 26: "If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. Then how will his kingdom stand?" And in verse 28, Jesus states: "But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you." (Matthew 12: 22-28)

As the well-known preacher Derek Prince has said, we have a record of Jesus Christ stating that there are two kingdoms: the kingdom of God and a kingdom of Satan. (Further passages of interest here would be Ephesians 6, verse 12 and 2 Corinthians 12: 2-4.)

Each of us has to choose which kingdom we are going to serve. This is the only "Brexit" vote that really matters. Are you going to knowingly choose to serve the father of lies, or will you ask Jesus Christ into your life?

The choice is yours.


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Where can we go when the SHTF?





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The Democrats' Abuse of the Law




Gary Fouse
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As I write this piece, we are still awaiting Robert Mueller's report on the Trump-Russian collusion investigation to be handed over to the attorney general, possibly sometime this week. Even the Democrats seem to know that Mueller has found no evidence that Trump had anything to do with the Russians' attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

No matter. Already, the House Democrats (who are now in charge of the House of Representatives) are signalling their intentions to launch numerous investigations of every aspect of Trump's life and career. They want his income tax returns. They want to subpoena members of his family to testify. They want to subpoena his past associates to testify. They want to subpoena former White House staff to testify. Even diplomatic interpreters who sat between Trump and Vladimir Putin. Already, they have dragged in discredited lawyer Michael Cohen to tell them and the nation that Trump is a "racist, a con-man, and a liar". It is clear that the Democrat controlled House under committee chairmen like Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff are determined to either impeach the President or at the very least, make him unelectable in 2020.

Partisanship aside, here is where they are going wrong, and I say this based on my experience as a retired federal agent (Drug Enforcement Administration). Law enforcement's job is to investigate crimes. That is, when a crime is committed, it is the job of law enforcement to determine who committed the crime. We investigate individuals based on information that they may have committed a crime. What the Democrats are now doing is taking an individual (Trump) and trying to find out everything they can about him in the hopes of finding something-anything- that he has done wrong in his life and career both prior to and during his political career. That is against the very spirit of the law in a free society. There are very few of us who could undergo such scrutiny, and I say this as someone who not only enforced the law but who has obeyed the law.  That said, most all of us have something in our past that at the very least, would sink our chances if we were running for elective office.

What the Democrats in Congress are now saying is this: "Here is the individual (Trump). Let us find the crime." To that, I say, "What is the crime?" Answer (and I have heard this said)? "That's why we need to investigate."

What if we turn all this around and say, "Let's investigate every aspect of Rep. Nadler's life-or Adam Schiff's life. We'll find something eventually. How about Maxine Waters seeing that she has gone off unhinged again at Trump this week? How quickly would we find dirt on her if she were put under the microscope? One day of hearings would be all it takes, but that's not going to happen.

This is not to suggest that Trump is a choir boy-far from it. I could be proven all wrong if tomorrow, Mueller hands over convincing evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians even though even the Democrats seem to know that will not be the case. If that is, indeed, the result of Mueller's investigation, then the Democrats in Congress are reduced to going back to square one and launching multiple investigations against an individual in the hopes of finding a crime. That is not what our criminal justice system is supposed to be about. That is a KGB tactic, whether done by police or political parties in charge of one branch of government.

I also want to address the issue of Trump's tax returns. The Democrats are demanding that he turn them over because they are convinced that a thorough examination of his multi-billion dollar business dealings will eventually reveal something. That is possible, but not the point. The point is that tax returns are private and Trump is under no obligation to show them to anybody. Let me give you an example. When I was a DEA agent-and US Customs agent before that- I had occasion to work often with IRS's Criminal Investigation Division. They were an effective tool in tracing the financial dealings of drug traffickers. However, I never had the ability to gain access to IRS tax returns (unless under specified and very limited circumstances). Were an IRS agent to share someone's tax returns with me, we would have been both liable to prosecution. So Trump should basically give the middle finger to those demands. Is he hiding something? Who knows? He is, however, within his legal  rights, and at the moment, legal rights are more important than ever.

Why? We have already witnessed the abuses of the FBI in whitewashing the crimes of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and manufacturing a case against candidate Trump. A cabal at the highest levels of the FBI and Justice Department have abused their powers and tried to interfere in an election because they could not abide the thought of Trump actually defeating Clinton. It is arguably the biggest political scandal in our nation's history. And it isn't over yet. The Democrat party is actively trying to overturn the results of an election. Plan A was to tie Trump to the efforts of the Russian government to influence our election. With that effort apparently about to fail, Plan B is to start with the individual (Trump) and find a crime-any crime. That is not what our criminal justice system is all about.

Losing It ...





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Running a marathon

"Therefore, since we are encompassed with such a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." (Hebrews 12: 1 MEV)

Your life is not what you think it is. You can be strolling along, with not a care in the world, under the impression that you are in control of yourself and of what your life will be like, and suddenly you discover that none of that is true.

Your life is not your own, all sorts of things can happen to you, and your life circumstances can change with the speed of a single phone call. Like when your doctor phones you up one afternoon and says, "We've got a problem here. You'll need to come in."

As you walk along the lobby to the operating theatre, let me assure you that any pride you had in your body, or in your thinking, is knocked right out of you. As you walk past the other theatres, all of them busy, and you realise how many people are being operated on what is just another Thursday afternoon, you quickly wise up and understand that you are just another piece of meat on a conveyor belt. As you lie back on the operating table, you cannot help thinking that the robot above you which is about to slice and dice your guts just might be the last thing you ever see in this world. Pride in yourself? Not any more ..

If you're fortunate enough to survive major surgery, then you soon discover that you're not doing a 400 metre race - once round the hospital, cross the finishing line, pick up a medal and exit the stadium. No, you're running a long distance race - a real marathon. And if you're going to make it, then you have to do several things.

First of all, jettison all the non-essential things in your life.You wouldn't go out your front door and attempt to run for 26 odd miles with a rucksack on your back and carrying a big dumbbell in either hand now, would you? Get rid of any extra weight in your life then ... 

That may mean giving some things up that you have always enjoyed, and which you want to keep in your life. But athletes who are training for a marathon have to get their priorities straight, and they set aside the sweeties and give up the booze ... you can do the same, just go through your life - and be ruthless about it.

Doing that may be necessary, but it's clearly not sufficient. You also have to be mentally tough. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Don't give up, don't even contemplate it. Because here's the thing - if you're watching a marathon, you don't only cheer the athletes after they've crossed the finish line, you cheer them on while they're running the race - you encourage them to keep going.

"Therefore lift up your tired hands, and strengthen your weak knees. Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame go out of joint, but rather be healed." (Hebrews 12: 12-13 MEV)

As you're running the marathon of life, always remember that God is behind you all the way. He's cheering you on! If we get our priorities right, stay focused on what is important, and stay tough, then we can reach the finishing line in good shape.


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CAIR's March 23 Fundraiser in LA





Gary Fouse
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Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism


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Hussam Ayloush

As previously reported, the Southern California chapter of CAIR will be holding yet another fundraiser on March 23, in which Minnesota Congresswoman  Ilhan Omar (D) will be a featured speaker. In the wake of her recent anti-Jewish statements, it is no coincidence that CAIR, whose SoCal director, Hussam Ayloush, has his own history of anti-Jewish statements, would host this already disgraced freshman member of Congress.

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Ilhan Omar


But it gets worse. Also appearing at this annual whoopey is CAIR's Florida director, Hassan Shibly, a supporter of Hizbollah, also no stranger to controversy. Shibly is most recently in the news because he is representing none other than Hoda Muthana, the woman who went off to join ISIS and now wants to return back to the US. Presently, the Department of State is refusing to allow her to return. There is a dispute as to whether she is a legitimate US citizen. Shibly argues that she is a citizen and should be allowed to return.

I had forgotten, but Muthana came up in Fousesquawk back in 2015 when she left the US. Back then, Shibley, who is an attorney, was representing the Muthana family in Alabama.

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But how coincidental that Ayloush, who back in 2015 was speaking at an event entiltled, "The Crisis of ISIS" in Garden Grove and was complaining that everybody was talking about the "about 20" Muslim Americans who had gone off to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria while nobody was talking about the "thousands" of Jewish American men who had joined the Israel Defense Forces "killing the people of Gaza". And now he is hosting the very man representing one of those jihadists. Small world, indeed.

And returning to Omar, it has recently been disclosed that back in 2016, she was writing to a judge arguing for leniency for 9 Muslims who had been arrested for trying to join ISIS themselves.

Given the natuire of the personalities at this March 23 event, I guess the theme will be something along the lines of, "Bring our troops home."

Churchill on Socialism



(Skip forward to 1m 10 sec for the good bit ...)


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Trump on Socialism - A Must Read

Joseph Farah has written a great article over at WND News. If you haven't read it already, please click on the link and check it out.


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Romans 12 (Jon Courson)


Jon Courson - Searchlight Ministries


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Omega Dynamics - Equipping a Warrior Class of Christians for the Days Ahead

Listen to "SER 174 - Jamie Walden - Omega Dynamics: Equipping a Warrior Class of Christians" on Spreaker.

Omega Dynamics - Here's the Link


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Last Days Warrior Summit - Breaking the Bonds of Censorship

This is a worthy project. These guys are trying to set up conferences on a series of topics outside the control of the big tech platforms. We should all support this - let's all remember what free speech is supposed to look like!


Last Days Warriors Summit


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Lyn Leahz and Paul McGuire





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Lester Butler and the Red Devils


Gimme Shelter - A Reaction





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Cancer for Breakfast pt. 2

Well, here's the next part of my post-diagnosis, post-surgery entries. I've been thinking lately about something that Jack London said in John Barleycorn - "I am afraid I always was an extremist." I read that book many years ago, when I was trying to stop drinking. My drinking years, which were the middle 18 years of my life, commenced after I started working and had some money in my pocket, and they spiked up whenever I got some time off. Time and opportunity would always equal excess in my world.

And I can't help thinking now that there is a bill to be paid for such behaviour. Some examples: I went drinking one afternoon in a bar called The Tap Room in Aberdeen, Scotland, which sold a fine Orcadian ale called Skullsplitter, and after a few of those it was game on. I woke up a week and a half later on a park bench in Luxembourg City.

Another time I went missing for a fortnight and woke up in a silent, dark room, on my back, wrapped in a white sheet. I thought to myself, "Oho, you've really done it this time." Turns out I was in a hotel room in London, of all places. I had a flash of memory, some geezer with a handlebar moustache wiping the head off a glass of beer in some bar, and Buddy Guy playing in the background. I had a funny feeling I'd been abroad.

Aye, I spent 18 years waiting to be able to drink legally, and another 18 drinking, then 18 more sober. Now I have this diagnosis. I take a leaf out of Raymond Carver's book here - I've had another life beyond the drinking one, so if 3 x 18 is all I get, then that'll have to do. I've had a rare old time when I was younger and able to drink to excess, and I wouldn't change any of it (Unless it was to go even farther in every regard, but I don't think that was humanly possible.) One thing I am kind of convinced of though, is that a day will come when the invoice will come through your letterbox. And one way or another - you'll pay for what you've done.


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Cancer for Breakfast

About six months ago I got a phone call from my doctor. "We have a problem," he said. Apparently they had found a tumour on my left kidney. This was treated as a matter of urgency, and after an additional CT scan, I found myself through at the main hospital to have the kidney removed, which is known in the trade as a radical nephrectomy.

There's nothing like a wee spot of cancer to focus your mind. Those things which seemed to be oh so important in the pre-diagnosis era suddenly fade away, until they are nothing more than a vague background noise. All these people who are attacking President Trump, for instance. Yes, we have them here in the UK as well. The turning point for me was when Trump was still campaigning, and I spent an evening watching one of his rallies live on the internet. The coverage in the press the next day had absolutely nothing to do with what he spoke about at the rally, or what he actually stood for. This when the press revealed themselves for what they are - "fake news" who are being paid to push an anti-liberty narrative. This shouldn't be too much of a surprise - after all, it's much easier to keep beasts in captivity if they are docile, and it's easier still if they agree to be chained up.

Anyone who is relying on Trump to make the world a better place is going to be disappointed. Trump may score one or two victories, but the enemy will still be here after he is gone. And they will be furious! Their plans will have been temporarily held up, and they will want to make up for that lost time. Just watch - after Trump, these maniacs will go all out. In the final analysis, Trump's big achievement for the people is that his very presence has let us see the enemies of freedom for what they are. What we do with that knowledge is up to each one of us as individuals.

"Like other tyrannies, the tyranny of the majority was at first, and is still vulgarly, held in dread, chiefly as operating through the acts of the public authorities. But reflecting persons perceived that when society is itself the tyrant—society collectively, over the separate individuals who compose it—its means of tyrannising are not restricted to the acts which it may do by the hands of its political functionaries. Society can and does execute its own mandates: and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not to meddle, it practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, since, though not usually upheld by such extreme penalties, it leaves fewer means of escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself."

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition) (p. 4). Amazon Classics. Kindle Edition.

We should not underestimate the depth of the evil involved in the effort to restrict our fundamental human liberty. For the freedom to assign meaning to your own life rests on your ability to uncover the truth and to speak your own mind. And this can't be said often enough - assigning meaning to your own life is the most important thing any human being can do in their time here on earth.

"He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties. He must use observation to see, reasoning and judgement to foresee, activity to gather materials for decision, discrimination to decide, and when he has decided, firmness and self-control to hold to his deliberate decision."

Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition) (p. 66). Amazon Classics. Kindle Edition.

One thing about a potentially fatal illness is that the uninformed rantings of brainwashed people no longer matter. Any worries you might have had about what other people might think - about anything - are utterly non-existent. And here's the thing - one day each and every one of us will be in that position. You'll be on your own then, and if you're fortunate, then you'll have some time to assess what you've done with your life - what then?

Will you have lived your life using the ape-like faculty of imitation? Will you have lived your life afraid of what other people might think? Or will you have assigned meaning to your own life?

Think about this question carefully. Because this life you're living is not a rehearsal. This is the main event. And the grim reaper is standing at the side of the stage with one hand on the curtain, ready to close the show down, and in the other hand he's holding a big, sharp scythe.



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