Mike Ligon, 10 Years on the Line...My War on the Border - In depth interview with author and former Custom's and Border Protection agent Mike Ligon on his book. He worked 10 years at the Douglas Port of Entry in southern Arizona and saw first-hand the rampant corruption by management.

 

Obama Admin Considering Resettling Syrian Refugees in U.S. and These Are the States Where They May Go

 

Rep. Mike Pompeo tells American Islamic leaders their silence on Islamic terrorism makes them complicit

 

Nine Companies Tied to PRISM, Obama Will Be Smacked With Class-Action Lawsuit Wednesday

 

 

BORDER NEWS WATCH

06/11/2013

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DHS/CBP-USBP NEWS

Border Patrol Agents Seize $1.7 Million in Marijuana

http://tinyurl.com/kc3wwdg

Yuma Border Patrol arrests marijuana smugglers

http://tinyurl.com/m4xygh4

Border agent shoots at driver in Campo

http://tinyurl.com/l2ds4j9

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POLITICS: DHS/CBP-USBP FUNDING

NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

CONTACT
Mark Kimble
Communications Director
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber
Arizona 2nd Congressional District
mark.kimble@mail.house.gov
(520) 881-3588 or (520) 904-5876

 

 

  

U.S. REP. RON BARBER FIGHTS FOR BORDER SECURITY, BORDER PATROL AGENTS

 

Congressman says DHS spending cuts must not reduce agent’s pay or impact security efforts

 

 

WASHINGTON  U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today urged House leaders to ensure that budget cuts within the Department of Homeland Security do not affect staffing levels within the Border Patrol or the pay of its agents.

 

Every dollar spent on lower-priority items means one less dollar spent to secure our borders. Barber, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, wrote top House appropriators today. That would negatively impact our agents, their families and the safety of my constituents and all Americans.ť

 

Barber urged the House leaders to do everything possible to ensure that overtime pay for agents is not cut.

 

Cuts to agents overtime hours will leave Border Patrol stations understaffed and forward operating bases unmanned, Barber wrote. This creates windows of opportunity for criminals to cross our borders. It also results in an undue burden and heavy impact on Border Patrol families because it represents a substantial reduction in hours and take-home pay.ť

 

Because of the indiscriminate, across-the-board budget cuts mandated by sequestration, Customs and Border Protection was forced to slash its budget by $600 million.

 

DHS responded with a plan to furlough Border Patrol agents for one day every two weeks and also eliminate overtime for agents. That would have compromised border security efforts while reducing by up to 40 percent the take-home pay of agents on the Southwestern border.

 

Barber was a staunch critic of that proposal, saying it would threaten the security of Arizona and the nation. He met with Border Patrol agents and called on DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to find other ways of dealing with the sequestration cuts, which Barber has consistently opposed.

 

Then last month, DHS officials said they had come up with a new plan to deal with the budget cuts following legislation supported by Barber and passed by Congress that gave DHS additional funding. That plan eliminated the possibility of furloughs this fiscal year, although there still will be $56 million cut from the overtime pay of Border Patrol agents a smaller reduction than originally proposed.

 

The revised DHS plan, which involves moving funding within DHS, requires approval of top members of the House appropriations committee. In his letter today, Barber urged those members to approve the DHS proposal while ensuring that staffing and pay of Border Patrol agents is protected.

 

As you review the department reprogramming request, I respectfully urge you to ensure that every effort has been made to maintain Border Patrol agent overtime and staffing levels and that this plan will support continuity in our security efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border, Barber wrote.

 

I ask you to make certain that every department expense has been scrutinized to ensure that CBP can maintain agent hours on the border, Barber added.

 

His letter was addressed to the chairmen and the ranking members of the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

 

Barber’s work on behalf of border security and Border Patrol agents has been praised by leaders of the union representing agents. We thank Congressman Barber for his continued advocacy on behalf of the men and women who serve to protect our nation’s border, Art del Cueto of Tucson, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, said last month.

 

There are about 3,000 agents assigned to work in Barber’s Southern Arizona district one of only nine congressional districts that touch the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

Barber’s letter is below.

 

 

 

June 4, 2013

 

 

The Honorable Hal Rogers                             The Honorable Nita Lowey

Chairman                                                         Ranking Member

House Committee on Appropriations             House Committee on Appropriations

H-307 The Capitol                                          1016 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515                                Washington, D.C. 20515

 

The Honorable John Carter                             The Honorable David Price

Chairman                                                         Ranking Member

House Appropriations Subcommittee             House Appropriations Subcommittee

on Homeland Security                                    on Homeland Security

B-307 Rayburn House Office Building          1016 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515                                Washington, D.C. 20515

 

 

Dear Chairmen Rogers and Carter and Ranking Members Lowey and Price:

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has submitted a plan to Congress that aims to partially mitigate the impacts of sequestration on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel. As you review the department’s reprogramming request, I respectfully urge you to ensure that every effort has been made to maintain Border Patrol agent overtime and staffing levels and that this plan will support continuity in our security efforts on the U.S.-Mexico border.  

 

The plan submitted by the department would partially mitigate the impacts of sequestration to CBP’s workforce by eliminating the need for CBP to furlough Border Patrol agents. This is welcome relief to the agents who will be able to continue their work protecting those who live and work along the border.

 

Unfortunately, the department’s reprogramming proposal also includes reductions to Border Patrol agent overtime which is central to CBP’s mission along the border. Border agent work schedules are subject to conditions in the field and overtime is regularly built in to the shift for agents to allow for travel to their field assignments and to provide for a seamless change of shift. Cuts to agent’s overtime hours will leave Border Patrol stations understaffed and forward operating bases unmanned. This creates windows of opportunity for criminals to cross our borders. It also results in an undue burden and heavy impact on Border Patrol families because it represents a substantial reduction in hours and take-home pay.

 

I know that the department was faced with tough choices in how to implement the irresponsible, across-the-board cuts under sequestration. But I believe it is imperative that funding is identified within the budget constraints to maintain security along the border. Every dollar spent on lower-priority items means one less dollar spent to secure our borders. That would negatively impact our agents, their families and the safety of my constituents and all Americans. I ask you to make certain that every department expense has been scrutinized to ensure that CBP can maintain agent hours on the border. 

 

Thank you for your consideration of this important issue.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ron Barber

Member of Congress

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BP UNION NEWS: LOCAL 2344

BP Kids

http://tinyurl.com/ktpt5c8

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TNO GANG NEWS

U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

http://tinyurl.com/mo9hrwt

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INSIGHT CRIME NEWS ANALYSIS

http://tinyurl.com/d35mqot

The BLO

http://tinyurl.com/ljs6w6g

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THE NEW AMERICAN: IMMIGRATION NEWS

Napolitano Predicts Immigrants Will Fuel Democrat Majority in Arizona

http://tinyurl.com/md9l8my
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BORDER NEWS

Nuns on the Bus set to fight for immigration reform in Arizona

http://tinyurl.com/lmjwose

Federal public defender facing drug charges

http://tinyurl.com/kpkqee9

Mexican Army Rescues 165 Abductees at Border

http://tinyurl.com/mmemkm6

Illegal alien charged with sexually assaulting child in Col.:
 
http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-alien-charged-with-child-sexual-assault-Colorado
 
The media blackout on sex crimes perpetrated by illegals:
 
http://www.examiner.com/article/media-blackout-epidemic-of-child-rape-being-committed-by-illegal-aliens
 
Sherriff Joe suspending immigration sweeps:
 
http://www.lawofficer.com/article/news/arizona-sheriff-suspends-immig-0

# of immigrant deaths increasing in Brooks County in southern Texas:
 
http://www.kiiitv.com/story/22553706/number-of-immigrant-deaths-in-brooks-county-on-the-rise
 
Victims of illegal immigrant criminals opposed to immigration bill:
 
http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/15630-victims-of-illegal-immigrant-violence-also-oppose-amnesty-bill
 
Border Patrol busts $665, 000 worth of meth in Kali:
 
http://www.kswt.com/story/22552803/border-patrols-agents-bust-driver-with-665000-worth-in-meth
 
Off- duty agent saves drowning child:
 
http://m.themonitor.com/news/local/article_fd5af606-d217-11e2-a4fa-0019bb30f31a.html

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CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES

Soros' Prophets of Baal

http://tinyurl.com/mrtcj4f

Expert Tells of Fraud and National Security Risks in Our Legal Immigration System

 

http://tinyurl.com/myp95s6

 

Archive:

 

FULL TEXT OF S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization

Act of 2013

http://tinyurl.com/noxnkpd

FILED AMENDMENTS TO S. 744

http://tinyurl.com/cx9cayj

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S.744)

http://tinyurl.com/owubaba

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ILLEGAL/LEGAL IMMIGRATION NEWS

Ominous signs of progress for immigration bill

http://tinyurl.com/k6oaygj

Immigration Legislation Draws Many Amendments as It Heads to Floor

http://tinyurl.com/k5t3wng

Will immigration reform provide needed workers? No: Rule of law is clearly at stake

http://tinyurl.com/lcqtvlk

White House Warns Republicans on Border Security

http://tinyurl.com/lobte5o

Handy U-Print-It Pocket Guide: Why S.744′s a Fraud

http://tinyurl.com/mf75x2d

http://tinyurl.com/mlug9jb

Immigration reform: Get it right this time

http://tinyurl.com/n5pbx3t

The House won’t have a bipartisan immigration bill. That’s (maybe) okay.

http://tinyurl.com/l78ff7n

Wonkbook: The immigration bill is moving right

http://tinyurl.com/kyvgpnc

How the geography of U.S. immigration has changed over time

http://tinyurl.com/aa5wozs

House sends message to Obama on deportations

http://tinyurl.com/prkg4lf

E-Verify a possible ‘bargaining chip’ in immigration debate

http://tinyurl.com/n4me99f

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Immigration Reform Debate Is Sadly Devoid Of Facts
By Thomas Sowell
Investor's Business Daily, June 4, 2013
. . .
The very thought of formulating immigration laws from the standpoint of what is best for the American people seems to have been forgotten by many who focus on how to solve the problems of illegal immigrants, "living in the shadows."
. . .
Too much of our current immigration controversy is conducted in terms of abstract ideals, such as "We are a nation of immigrants."
. . .
The immigrants of today are very different in many ways from those who arrived here a hundred years ago. Moreover, the society in which they arrive is different. The Wall Street Journal column ends by quoting another economist who said, "Better to build a wall around the welfare state than the country."

But the welfare state is already here — and, far from having a wall built around it, the welfare state is expanding in all directions by leaps and bounds.

We do not have a choice between the welfare state and open borders. Anything we try to do as regards immigration laws has to be done in the context of a huge welfare state that is already a major, inescapable fact of life.

Among other facts of life utterly ignored by many advocates of de facto amnesty is that the free international movement of people is different from free international trade in goods.

Buying cars or cameras from other countries is not the same as admitting people from those countries or any other countries.

Unlike inanimate objects, people have cultures and not all cultures are compatible with the culture in this country that has produced such benefits for the American people for so long.

Not only the United States, but the Western world in general, has been discovering the hard way that admitting people with incompatible cultures is an irreversible decision with incalculable consequences.

If we do not see that after recent terrorist attacks on the streets of Boston and London, when will we see it?

"Comprehensive immigration reform" means doing everything all together in a rush, without time to look before we leap, and basing ourselves on abstract notions about abstract people.
. . .
http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-on-the-right/060313-658565-our-nonfactual-immigration-reform-debate.htm

 
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OTHER STUFF...

POLITICS

Rumsfeld on Obama administration: ‘The trust factor is being eroded’

http://tinyurl.com/l8xjxd3

George W. Bush critics turn wrath on President Obama

http://tinyurl.com/lsyyxb2

BIG BRO AND BIG SIS

Five ways to stop the NSA from spying on you

http://tinyurl.com/mz2zlvg

Why Insiders, Not Hackers, Are the Biggest Threat to Cybersecurity

http://tinyurl.com/kcb9lwn

Seven facts about Booz Allen Hamilton

http://tinyurl.com/kdulzh9

Using Metadata to Find Paul Revere

http://tinyurl.com/kl7cah9

Petition to Pardon NSA Leaker is Among Most Popular Ever Posted to White House Site

http://tinyurl.com/knpkett

The Data Retention Disaster Heading to the US

http://tinyurl.com/l2p2xsz

U.S. Likely to Open Criminal Probe into NSA Leaks

http://tinyurl.com/mjvnch4

DOJ & FBI Raid News Media Offices After Releasing an Alarming Story on President Obama!

http://tinyurl.com/kd2e9u8

Do We Need a Data Court?

http://tinyurl.com/ksa4upb

Actually, Most Countries Are Increasingly Spying on Their Citizens, the UN Says

http://tinyurl.com/kxb972f

What Did Tech Companies Know About the NSA and When Did they Know It?

http://tinyurl.com/le2ohnr

Trust and Taps

http://tinyurl.com/lv8b5aa

Administration Declassifies Information to Defend Citizen Spying Programs

http://tinyurl.com/kfkgwaf

How to Detect Spyware on a Cell Phone

http://tinyurl.com/l65g9sb

DHS ANALYST DESKTOP BINDER

http://tinyurl.com/7swpoqk

Good history book on the NSA (aka ‘No Such Agency’): BODY OF SECRETS by James Bamford. See: http://tinyurl.com/2547nd and http://tinyurl.com/k9y36ts

CYBERSECURITY

US manufacturers urge Obama to get tough on cybersecurity with China

http://tinyurl.com/m8aa22a


MARS ROVER CURIOSITY

Mars rover makes a U-turn in search for life

http://tinyurl.com/mht9dbr

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The Gipper

"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed. When the British forgot that they got a revolution. And, as a result, we Americans got a Constitution; a Constitution that, as those who wrote it were determined, would keep men free. If we give up part of that Constitution we give up part of our freedom and increase the chance that we will lose it all." --Ronald Reagan


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News links from www.Need2No.US and News of Import 

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Please keep abreast of the latest news linked at www.DrudgeReport.com and www.FoxNews.com

New, comprehensive border security video presentation by my friend and author:

Mike Ligon, 10 Years on the Line...My War on the Border 

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/06/03/is-obama-waging-psychological-warfare-on-americans/?intcmp=obnetwork 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/06/bombshell-report-govt-also-tapping-servers-of-top-internet-companies-to-collect-americans-emails-photos-messages/ 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/06/nsa-whistleblowers-startling-claims-records-on-3-billion-calls-collected-per-day-and-its-not-just-verizon/

 

http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/06/06/ted-cruz-responds-to-phone-tapping-scandal/?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2013-06-06+NL_225651&utm_content=22258515&utm_term=_225651_225659 

http://twitchy.com/2013/06/06/awesome-gohmert-ace-obamaphone-zinger-house-floor/ 

http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2013/06/oklahomas-long-road-to-ensuring-against-sharia-signed-by-female-governor-cair-hates-it/ 

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/afghanistan-parliament-blocks-law-that-would-ban-selling-women-its-unislamic-video/ 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/10/report-islamists-brutally-murder-syrian-teen-for-cursing-the-prophet/ 

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/big-government-dysfunctional-amnesty-week/ 

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/former-nsa-employee-leaked-surveillance-details-prior-to-snowden/ 

http://therightscoop.com/judge-jeanine-on-obama-spy-scandals-our-founding-fathers-wouldnt-even-recognize-the-america-of-today/ 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/11/chicago-shootings-8-dead-_n_1586322.html 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/03/not-fit-to-lead-gop-congressmans-scathing-1-minute-obama-critique/# 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nicaragua-china-panama-canal 

http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/06/10/dhs-insider-it%E2%80%99s-about-to-get-ugly/ 

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/10/Breitbart-News-Interview-With-Geert-Wilders 

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/10/Free-Guns-For-Single-Women-in-Texas

 

 News of Import 6-6-2013

 

The great threat to freedom is the concentration of power. - Milton Friedman

Bloomberg Columnist: Obama Admin Has 'Habit' Of 'Ignoring Laws That It Disagrees With' (Rather Amazing comments from the far left totalitarians)
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/06/03/Bloomberg-Obama-Admin-Habit-Of-Ignoring-Laws-That-It-Disagrees-With

The United Nations General Assembly voted 153-4 to pass the Arms Trade Treaty, with the United States voting in favor and several countries abstaining.

Kerry says US will sign UN treaty on arms regulation despite lawmaker opposition

Last week, 130 members of Congress signed a letter to Obama and Kerry urging them to reject the measure for this and other reasons.

http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/208554.htm

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/federal-legislation/2013/5/obama-administration-could-sign-arms-trade-treaty-as-early-as-monday.aspx

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/03/lawmakers-urge-obama-to-reject-un-arms-treaty-as-it-opens-for-signature/#ixzz2VBXBTFJb

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/06/03/kerry-us-will-sign-un-gun-control-treaty-n1612121

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/john-kerry-praises-new-un-gun-treaty-could-lead-to-national-registry/

White House Suggests Obama Will Put Off Signing Arms Treaty Until August
He is going to delay signing it until after Congress leaves for summer recess.

White House suggests Obama will put off signing arms treaty until August

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/303141-white-house-suggests-obama-will-put-off-signing-arms-treaty-until-august

Senate Bill 139 passed 53-46
To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00091

U.N. arms treaty a direct threat to American gun ownership

By Chris W. Cox

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/303091-un-arms-treaty-a-direct-threat-to-american-gun-ownership#ixzz2VLiYvYaE


No heroes allowed: Calgary student, 13, reprimanded for defending his classmate against a knife-wielding bully
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/canada/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/31/briar-maclean-reprimanded-for-stopping-a-knife-wielding-bully-at-school

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/03/7th-grader-saves-classmate-from-bully-with-knife-is-punished-for-playing-hero/

Court Upholds Ariz. Law Denying “Dreamers” Licenses

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/05/court-upholds-ariz-law-denying-dreamers-licenses/

Obama has made two changes of import to his admin, first Samantha Power to the UN Ambassadorship. Second The woman behind the Benghazi travesty Susan rice to National Security Adviser.

Obama Selects Woman Who Wanted US to Invade Israel, Samantha Power, As New UN Ambassador

Some history on Powers, first she is the wife of Cass Sunstein. In 2002 she sat for an interview with Harry Kreisler, the director of the Institute for International Studies at Berkeley. Kreisler asked her the following question:

    Let me give you a thought experiment here, and it is the following: without addressing the Palestine - Israel problem, let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events there? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?

Power's response seen in the video below is her advice to the President would be:

    “Alienate” the American Jewish community, and indeed all Americans, such as evangelical Christians, who support the state of Israel, because Israeli leaders are “destroying the lives of their own people.”

     Pour billions of dollars of the taxpayers’ money into “the new state of Palestine”

    Stage an American ground invasion of Israel and the Palestinian territories — what else can she mean by a “mammoth protection force” and a “military presence” that will be “imposed” by “external intervention”? — Interestingly she considers the exact same thing the height of arrogance and foolishness when it was done in Iraq.

The video of the interview is below.
http://youtu.be/9U5IkFH9VyI

Susan Rice

Susan Rice served as President Clinton's Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. According to a 2004 report published in Newsmax, Rice may deserves a hefty portion of blame for the fact that Osama bin Laden wasn't neutralized during the 1990s.

    "The FBI, in 1996 and 1997, had their efforts to look at terrorism data and deal with the bin Laden issue overruled every single time by the State Department, by Susan Rice and her cronies, who were hell-bent on destroying the Sudan," one-time Clinton diplomatic troubleshooter Mansoor Ijaz told radio host Sean Hannity in 2002.

According to Richard Miniter who wrote the book "Losing bin Laden," Rice played a key role in scuttling the deal that could have prevented the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. Miniter claimed Sudan was anxious to turn bin Laden over to the U.S., Rice - then a member of Clinton's National Security Council - questioned Khartoum's credibility.

    "Rice [cited] the suffering of Christians [in Sudan] as one reason that she doubted the integrity of the Sudanese offers," said Miniter. "But her analysis largely overlooked the view of U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Tim Carney, who argued for calling Khartoum's bluff."

Miniter said that Carney argued  the Clinton White House should accept their offer of bin Laden and see if the National Islamic Front actually hands him over.

If Sudan complied, "we would have taken a major terrorist off the streets," he said. If they didn't, "the civilized world will see that, once again, Sudan's critics are proven right."

In a 2002 Washington Post op-ed piece co-authored with Ijaz, former ambassador Carney described Susan Rice as a major obstacle to accepting offers from Sudan to share intelligence on bin Laden's terrorist network.

    Sudan's policy shift sparked a debate at the State Department, where foreign service officers believed the United States should reengage Khartoum. By the end of summer 1997, they persuaded incoming Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to let at least some diplomatic staff return to Sudan to press for a resolution of the civil war and pursue offers to cooperate on terrorism. A formal announcement was made in late September.
    Two individuals, however, disagreed. NSC terrorism specialist Richard Clarke and NSC Africa specialist Susan Rice, who was about to become assistant secretary of State for African affairs, persuaded Berger, then national security adviser, to overrule Albright. The new policy was reversed after two days. 

    Overturning a months-long interagency process undermined U.S. counterterrorism efforts. In a final attempt to find a way of cooperating with U.S. authorities, Sudan's intelligence chief repeated the unconditional offer to share terrorism data with the FBI in a February 1998 letter addressed directly to Middle East and North Africa special agent-in-charge David Williams. But the White House and Susan Rice objected. On June 24, 1998, Williams wrote to Mahdi, saying he was "not in a position to accept your kind offer." The U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed six weeks later.

WAPO Archive post
http://www.mafhoum.com/press3/103P52.htm

Lead Story: Tea party witness chokes up: ‘I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman’ (VIDEO)
http://therightscoop.com/becky-gerritsons-moving-testimony-on-how-irs-targeted-her-tea-party-group/

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/04/tea-party-witness-chokes-up-im-not-begging-my-lords-for-mercy-im-a-born-free-american-woman-video/

Tea Party Leader Who Stole the Show at Tuesday’s Hearing Speaks Out on TheBlaze TV
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/05/tea-party-leader-that-stole-the-show-at-tuesdays-hearing-speaks-out-on-theblaze-tv/

Another amazing testimony: Tea Party activist describes IRS intimidation tactics (Video)
http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/04/video-tea-party-activist-describes-irs-intimidation-tactics/

The truth of a 501c4

Tea Party group founder to Congress: I am outraged by the accusation we are subsidized by the taxpayer
http://therightscoop.com/tea-party-group-founder-to-congress-i-am-outraged-by-the-accusation-we-are-subsidized-by-the-taxpayer/

Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/06/04/riveting-and-chilling-victims-of-irs-targeting-tell-their-war-stories-on-capitol-hill-n1612696

Dem. Rep. Lashes Out at Targeted Witnesses: You Asked For It

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) blamed the victims of the IRS's targeting on Tuesday and he also implied the IRS would have been justified in targeting conservative and Tea Party groups if the agency did so based on what the groups stood for instead of on the words in their names.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/04/Dem-Rep-Lashes-Out-at-Targeted-Witnesses-You-Asked-For-It

Megyn Kelly Questions Jim McDermott's Treatment of Witnesses
http://youtu.be/2iDot3MYoZ8

Five questions for the IRS
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/03/five-questions-for-the-irs/

How the IRS Repays a Citizen's Taunt

On April 19, 1993, IRS agents swarmed into Ms. Ward's three stores, proclaimed that she
owed $324,889 in taxes, froze her bank accounts, shut down the stores and confiscated their
inventory, and allegedly informed some of her customers that Ms. Ward was suspected of drug
smuggling. The IRS even sought to seize the house owned by Ms. Ward's 74-year-old mother,
claiming that it was somehow related to Ms. Ward's purported tax dodging.

Wall street Journal Archive
http://www.jimbovard.com/Bovard_Wall_Street_Journal_1998_How_IRS_Repays_Citizens_Taunt.htm

IRS Employee: D.C. Told Us To Target Tea Party
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/02/IRS-Employee-Washington-D-C-Told-Us-To-Target-Tea-Party-Oragnizations

Former IRS commissioner Shulman’s wife works for liberal group fighting open campaign spending
http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/31/former-irs-commissioner-shulmans-wife-works-for-liberal-group-fighting-open-campaign-spending/

GSA Blows Quarter Billion Dollars on Breaking Lease; Lies to Congress About It
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2013/06/03/gsa-blows-quarter-billion-dollars-on-breaking-lease-lies-to-congress-about-it-n1611531?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl

A personal thought: Orwell's "1984" was published almost 64 years ago on June 8, 1949.

Louis Gohmert, Fellow Hordesman?
More: Sen. Kirk Asks Holder if He Spied on Congress; Holder Says He Can't Answer That In An Open Forum


Protect the 4th Amendment (Video)

http://youtu.be/_1kLcpK3NP4

CO-Lead Story: Top Secret’ Court Order Reveals Alarming Scale of Domestic Surveillance Under Obama

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/05/alleged-top-secret-court-order-reveals-alarming-scale-of-domestic-surveillance-under-obama-and-it-could-involve-your-phone-records/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2013/jun/06/verizon-telephone-data-court-order

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/06/nsa-collecting-phone-records-for-millions-verizon-customers-report-says/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/06/05/nsas-verizon-spying-order-specifically-targeted-americans-not-foreigners/

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/05/Obama-Verizon-phone

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/5/nsa-seizes-phone-records-verizon-customers/

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/06/nsa-phone-data-mining-operation-of-all-verizon-customers-revealed/

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2013/06/05/just-in-nsa-collecting-phone-records-of-millions-of-americans-daily-n1614074

Liberal AP: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130606/DA6O4MG03.html

(Video)
Report: Gov't Collecting Verizon Phone Records

http://www.washingtontimes.com/video/national-news/report-govt-collecting-verizon-phone-records_1/

Sen. Feinstein (D) on NSA collecting phone records: "It's called protecting America."


White House Defends Collecting Phone Records
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/06/Administration-defends-collecting-phone-records

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/06/guess-how-the-white-house-is-defending-snooping-on-americans-phone-records/

http://freebeacon.com/obama-administration-defends-verizon-phone-record-collection/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/6/white-house-defends-nsa-collection-verizon-telepho/

Civil liberties groups react to report on government collecting phone records
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2013/06/06/civil-liberties-groups-react-report-government-collecting-phone-records/

Williams: Justice Dept. Will Launch Investigation Into Guardian Leaks (Video)
http://freebeacon.com/williams-justice-dept-will-launch-investigation-into-guardian-leaks/

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/06/nbc-doj-will-definitely-investigate-nsa-data-mining-leak-to-guardian/

Lindsey Graham: Hey, I’m “glad” the NSA is collecting Americans’ phone records (With Video)

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/06/lindsey-graham-hey-im-glad-the-nsa-is-collecting-americans-phone-records/

Now FBI wants back door to all software (With Video)
But leading security experts say strategy would help enemies

http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/now-fbi-wants-back-door-to-all-software/

The Watchers and The Watched: America's 'Electronic Concentration Camp'(With video)

http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/watchers-and-watched-americas-electronic-concentration-camp

Trouble for Obamacare

Nearly two thirds of uninsured have yet to decide if they will purchase health insurance

http://freebeacon.com/trouble-for-obamacare/

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100783056

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/06/survey_shows_that_up_to_23_of_uninsured_dont_know_if_theyll_buy_insurance.html

Center For American Progress President Shares Part In Obamacare: "I Helped Write The Bill"

http://realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/06/02/center_for_american_progress_president_shares_part_in_obamacare_i_helped_write_the_bill.html

“The annual national average bronze plan premium for a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) is $20,000,” the regulation says.

Bronze will be the lowest tier health-insurance plan available under Obamacare--after Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Under the law, the penalty for not buying health insurance is supposed to be capped at either the annual average Bronze premium, 2.5 percent of taxable income, or $2,085.00 per family in 2016.


IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-cheapest-obamacare-plan-will-be-20000-family

White House Threatens to Veto Veterans Benefits Bill

The White House threatened to veto on Monday legislation that would fund benefits and housing programs for needy veterans, arguing that the money would be better spent funding scientific research and other priorities.

http://freebeacon.com/white-house-threatens-to-veto-veterans-benefits-bill/

Our American Pravda
The major media overlooked Communist spies and Madoff’s fraud. What are they missing today?
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/our-american-pravda/

Floyd Abrams, one of the country's most respected First Amendment attorneys. "The government may, indeed, play a useful and entirely constitutional role in urging people not to engage in speech that amounts to religious discrimination. But it may not, under the First Amendment, prevent or punish speech even if it may be viewed as hostile to a religion."

"And what it most clearly may not do is to stifle political or social debate, however rambunctious or offensive some may think it is,"

Federal Contempt for Free Speech
http://pjmedia.com/blog/federal-contempt-for-free-speech/2/

In the last News of Import I talked about the DOJ's attempt to criminalize speech against Islam, here is an update.


Tennesseans raise a ruckus at Muslim outreach meeting (Video)
http://rare.us/story/breaking-video-tennesseans-raise-a-ruckus-at-muslim-outreach-meeting/

Pics
http://patterico.com/2013/06/05/tennessee-anti-free-speech-event-coverage/

http://twitchy.com/2013/06/04/protesters-pack-muslim-sponsored-meeting-on-social-media-hate-speech-crackdown/

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/06/nearly-2000-patriots-throng-to-tennessee-to-defend-free-speech.html

Exposing Department of Justice Propaganda
to Criminalize Speech Offensive to Muslims

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2013/06/exposing-doj-propaganda-to-criminalize-speech-offensive-to-muslims.html

Free speech is just that, an example is the Westboro Baptist Church which won a supreme Court case on speech or two recent examples below.

Prof Who Called NRA Treasonous, Apologizes, Says ‘Freedom Best Served with an Armed Populace’
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/prof-who-called-nra-treasonous-apologizes-says-freedom-best-served-armed-populace

Meet the journalism professor who says NRA members are treasonous, should be executed
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/03/meet-the-journalism-professor-who-says-nra-members-are-treasonous-should-be-executed/


Tone-deaf group calls for Million Muslim March on DC on September 11 (I have no problem with assembly or a march, but picking Sept 11 speaks volumes on intent.)
http://rare.us/story/tone-deaf-group-calls-for-million-muslim-march-on-dc-on-september-11/

http://chicksontheright.com/posts/item/24305-million-muslim-march-on-september-11th-yep

Omar M. Ahmad founder of CAIR said: ‘Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant' he said. 'The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America , and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth,'

Islamic slavery has not been unknown even in the United States. When the Saudi national Homaidan Al-Turki was imprisoned for holding a woman as a slave in Colorado, he complained that “the state has criminalized these basic Muslim behaviors. Attacking traditional Muslim behaviors was the focal point of the prosecution.” Where did he get the idea that slavery was a “traditional Muslim behavior”? From the Qur'an.


Timbuktu’s slaves liberated as Jihadists flee
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/06/timbuktus-slaves-liberated-as-islamic-supremacists-flee.html

Even the far left is mentioning the story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/timbuktus-slaves-liberated-as-islamists-flee/2013/05/31/ea4d3e1a-c142-11e2-9aa6-fc21ae807a8a_story.html

South Asian girls 'silent over sex abuse' (The UK has turned socialist so it is interesting to see them cover this story.)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-22731537

FBI Helps Brings Justice for Multiple Child Sex Slaves Across US
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/05/31/FBI-Helps-Brings-Justice-for-Multiple-Child-Sex-Slaves-Across-US

Sioux Falls Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sex Trafficking
http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2013/sioux-falls-man-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-sex-trafficking?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=229615

Tulsa Man Convicted in Child Sex Trafficking Case

http://www.fbi.gov/oklahomacity/press-releases/2013/tulsa-man-convicted-in-child-sex-trafficking-case?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=oklahoma-city-press-releases&utm_content=229613


Honor Killings

A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that "retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right." However, "not subject to retaliation" is "a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring's offspring." ('Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.

British Islamist Anjem Choudary: As Muslims We Reject Human Rights

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3842.htm

How To Properly Beat Your Wife. Brought To You By Egyptian Cleric Sa’d Arafat.

http://chicksontheright.com/posts/item/24284-how-to-properly-beat-your-wife-brought-to-you-by-egyptian-cleric-sa-d-arafat

Obama's IRS restored tax-exempt status for Hamas-linked CAIR despite years of delinquent filings
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/06/obamas-irs-restored-tax-exempt-status-for-hamas-linked-cair-despite-years-of-delinquent-filings.html

BLIND TO TERROR: THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S DISASTROUS MUSLIM OUTREACH EFFORTS AND THE IMPACT ON U.S. MIDDLE EAST POLICY
http://www.gloria-center.org/2013/06/the-u-s-governments-disastrous-muslim-outreach-efforts-and-the-impact-on-u-s-middle-east-policy-blind-to-terror1/

Someone Cut the Locks Leading to Boston’s Public Water Supply

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/04/someone-cut-the-locks-leading-to-bostons-public-water-supply/

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/06/03/locks-cut-at-aqueduct-that-supplies-water-to-greater-boston/

Losing Track of Terrorists
DOJ implementing corrective measures after losing terrorists in witness protection program

http://freebeacon.com/losing-track-of-terrorists/

DHS Loses Hundreds of Dangerous Foreigners with Expired Visas
http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/05/dhs-loses-hundreds-of-dangerous-foreigners-with-expired-visas/

John Bolton, Ralph Peters on Middle East genocide of Christians and Jews by Muslims and US government complicity
http://therightscoop.com/john-bolton-ralph-peters-on-middle-east-genocide-of-christians-and-jews-by-muslims-and-us-government-complicity/

Tax credit bonanza for illegal immigrants?

Illegal Aliens get to apply for retroactive credits for previous years in which they were working illegally

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/04/tax-credit-bonanza-for-illegal-immigrants/

Top Obama political appointees use secret email accounts
http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/04/top-political-appointees-use-secret-email-accounts/

Secret Gov’t Email Accounts actually exist — and here’s Kathleen Sebelius
Political appointees in the Obama administration have been found to use secret government email addresses to conduct agency business. The EPA’s former chief Lisa Jackson was revealed to have done this and later resigned, but the AP has identified the Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services engaging in the use of secret email aliases as well. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was found to use a secret address — KGS2@hhs.gov.  Exactly how many appointees and government employees are using secret email accounts is unknown. The AP has not yet received responses to its FIOA requests for email lists from several agencies and government departments.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/04/how-many-obama-administration-political-appointees-are-using-secret-email-addresses/

http://freebeacon.com/richard-windsor-model-employee/

Embattled Eric Holder Promises Gun Control
http://www.redstate.com/dloesch/2013/05/15/embattled-eric-holder-promises-gun-control/

 

End of News of Import 6-6-2013

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SELECTED WEBSITES OF INTEREST

BORDERLAND BEAT

http://tinyurl.com/2crwoad

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VIDEOS: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BORDER WARS

http://tinyurl.com/boc9s54

MEXIDATA

http://tinyurl.com/deh24a

Secureborderintel.org

http://tinyurl.com/ccjs53k

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US CBP TUCSON SECTOR

http://tinyurl.com/299hyj

US CBP SECTOR MAP

http://tinyurl.com/awxbuq6

US CBP TUCSON SECTOR STATIONS

http://tinyurl.com/a5ej46p

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LIGON CLAN LAW: American Politics, Social and Military Issues, Foreign Policy

http://tinyurl.com/alkbj3v

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SOUTHERN ARIZONA NEWS-EXAMINER

http://tinyurl.com/ard459f

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GUN OWNERS of AMERICA

http://tinyurl.com/5r56jm

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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

http://tinyurl.com/9bsuhmk

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Welcome To The Dark Side Of Illegal Immigration

http://tinyurl.com/2z4ght

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FEATURED AUTHOR: J.P.S. BROWN

BIOPAGE: http://tinyurl.com/m3ojj9x

WEBPAGE: http://tinyurl.com/96jzqcv

BOOKS OF FICTION: http://tinyurl.com/n93l2lh and http://tinyurl.com/kv8zpus

UPCOMING EVENTS: http://tinyurl.com/l7d3uyl

J.P.S. Brown: http://tinyurl.com/klrum7y

Articles about JPS Brown by Leo Banks: http://tinyurl.com/c3mf88r and http://tinyurl.com/l8s4lew

Review of 'Wolves at Our Door' by Jon Shumaker:

http://tinyurl.com/lz2bp8b

Article about JPS Brown by Richard Grant: http://tinyurl.com/klrum7y

Articles about JPS Brown by Kathy McCrane: http://tinyurl.com/l474x2q

JPS Brown on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/mknr4t3

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MICHAEL CUTLER

http://www.andmagazine.com/category/talk_border.html
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS

http://nafbpo.org
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SOUTHERN ARIZONA CATTLEMEN'S WEEKLY

http://paper.li/sacpaaz/1331153423#
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HUMAN AND DRUG TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT MATTERS

www.Need2No.US
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NEWS AND DISCUSSION OF U.S./MEXICO BORDER ISSUES:

http://groups.google.com/group/frontera-list/topics
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SELECTED BORDER NEWS & FAST AND FURIOUS POSTINGS ON SACPA WEBSITE

http://www.sacpaaz.org/news_education/fast-and-furious-gun-walking-investigation/
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BORDER ISSUES: MEXICO

http://tinyurl.com/7wrpoof
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"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy... The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - John F. Kennedy

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SUGGESTED READING - BORDER BOOK LIST:

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Reapers Line - Life and Death on the Mexican Border by Lee Morgan

http://tinyurl.com/lso28qj

ONE IF BY LAND by William R. Daniel (2012)

http://tinyurl.com/cu9uams

http://tinyurl.com/cn3o96w

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­10 YEARS ON THE LINE: MY WAR ON THE BORDER: 2nd EDITION by Mike Ligon  http://tinyurl.com/8evcncy


SIXTY MILES OF BORDER: AN AMERICAN LAWMAN BATTLES DRUGS ON THE MEXICAN BORDER
  by Terry Kirkpatrick


The SHADOW CATCHER
: A U.S. AGENT INFILTRATES MEXICO'S DEADLY CRIME CARTELS  by Hipolito Acosta


BOOK: Beneath the Same Sky: An Interview with Author David Ramirez  http://tinyurl.com/8sxlanv

OTHER BOOKS TO CONSIDER:

The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA’s Clandestine Service by Henry A. Crumpton

Wolves At Our Door a novel by JPS Brown 


Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives by Jose A. Rodriguez

The Devil We Know: Dealing with the New Iranian Superpower by Robert Baer


"Courting Disaster", How the CIA Kept America Safe (Regnery) by Marc Thiessen

No Easy Day by Mark Owen

2010 BOOK: Migra!: A History of the U.S. Border Patrol

http://tinyurl.com/9mja6wn 

End of BORDER NEWS WATCH 06_11_2013