Turn Them Off! #QAnon and the collapse of #FakeNews media

Turn Them Off! #QAnon and the collapse of #FakeNews media
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The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.

Claude Lévi-Strauss

By Martin Geddes

We are at war. Until now it has been a shadow conflict, conducted largely out of sight of the public. In the last few weeks it has begun to unmistakably break through into the open. There is nothing else in the tech-telecom world that comes close to it in importance, which is why I write about it in preference to everything else. To pretend otherwise would be a dishonourable act of omission.

This war is for the most important territory on the planet: your mind and spirit. It is a real war, being conducted by the formal military against a highly organised opponent. The enemy is not a foreign country, but instead comprises traitors and criminals in our midst. Whilst it has a traditional kinetic component — bombs, lasers and drones — its defining weapons are memetic. Surveillance, counter-intelligence and propaganda are the new longbows, armour and missiles.

Longstanding readers will know that I am not stupid or silly. Being human, I have the occasional foolishness or misadventure, but my intellect and integrity are both fully intact. There is a good reason why I am forcefully presenting things that may make you feel uncomfortable: there is going to be no way of avoiding these matters in the very near future. Everyone is going to be confronted with diametrically opposing narratives, and will have to make a choice over which one to believe and act upon.

You are likely to have seen one of the many articles in the mainstream media in the past week on #QAnon. Each one of them warns you of how this is a “dark”, “right-wing” and “dangerous” movement. The loaded term “conspiracy theory” is used over and over, warning you of the shameful and fearful social consequences of being associated with this movement.

My position is well known: Q is instead a military operation by “white hats”against the corrupt and criminal “deep state”, being led by the NSA and Marines. The mass media has been infiltrated and compromised for decades, being used as a tool of social control. The #QAnon programme is a fifth-generation warfare technique to destroy the credibility and power of the #FakeNews media.

This has come to a head because at the Tampa rally, Trump supporters were allowed to bring in placards, which are usually banned for safety and security reasons. Many of them included messages about Q and WWG1WGA. This forced the hand of the media to cover the story, since further ignoring it would be such a telling silence that it could awaken the sleeping masses.
Here are some questions I would like you to ponder, so you can decide for yourself which way the truth might lie.

1. Why has not a single one of these media organisations asked President Trump whether Q is legitimate, since this would immediately resolve the matter for everyone? How do you account for this journalistic lapse in elementary data gathering before publishing a story slurring such a large group of ordinary people?

2. Why do they not cite or rebut Q’s drops, as would be normal journalistic practise in disproving something of factual debate? If they are self-evidently false, this should be trivially easy. Why do you think they refuse to engage on the facts, but offer emotive innuendo in its place?

3. Why is there no mention of the 45,000 sealed indictments (50x growth over normal), signifying impending mass arrests? This is a matter of public fact and record — as are the unprecedented CEO resignations (very few being rehired…) and politicians withdrawing from office. What’s your hypothesis for this omission?

4. Why is there no concomitant coverage of the significant increases (5x over past) in arrests and convictions for human trafficking and child pornography, yet there are constant protestations that widespread “elite” paedophilia (aka “pizzagate”) is a “debunked” matter? The press coverage of the sensational NXIVM cult trial — implicating those close to the Clinton Foundation with child sex slavery — is spectacularly muted. How do you account for this silence, given what Q tells us?

5. Why are the dozens and dozens of strong links between Q and the Trump administration given no credence? (Here are 45 for you to begin with — this would easily get you beyond the standard of proof for a court case.) Q encourages people to think for themselves, whereas you are being told by the MSM what to believe and ignore the evidence in front of your own eyes. How do you make sense of this data not being presented to you?

6. How come none of these organisations deemed #QAnon newsworthy before the Tampa rally, yet it is a movement that is suddenly threatening to the wellbeing of democracy and society? How do you account for this timing and the coordinated message using identical terminology? (Although apparently following Q is simultaneously “fringe” and “wildly popular”!)

7. These same organisations overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton for President, and wrongly predicted her win right up until the last minute. They have widespread and documented links to the Democratic party, both legitimate (as donors) and illegitimate (illegal and unethical relationships documented by Wikileaks). Are they dispassionate reporters of fact, or active players in the political game attempting to shape the narrative? How might it affect their reporting on Q?

8. Given that these media reports make many basic factual errors, are they credible journalism? Here’s one (from the Guardian):
Turn Them Off! #QAnon and the collapse of #FakeNews media

Q has never posted on Reddit. Does this suggest familiarity with the subject matter, or profound ignorance?
You are very soon going to have to decide whether these media organisations are involved in transnational criminal racketeering, and collusion with mafia-like entities embedded into government. It will only take a single tweet from President Trump — flagged up by one of Q’s first messages — to end the debate. This single message would destroy all these yellow journalists, forever:

This would explicitly confirm that Q is an agent of the Trump administration. At that point every single damning article about Q as a “conspiracy theory” becomes a perpetual condemnation of its author and publisher. Such confirmation could come in many other forms — this being just one possibility. The #FakeNews media trap has been set by Q, the bait has now been taken, and the gory denouement is approaching.

That moment of reckoning is inevitable, even if I cannot predict when: today, this week, this month, or even later in the autumn. It is a “slow walk” leading up to the US mid-term elections, and you never reveal your plans to the enemy in advance. The worst will doubtless be revealed close to that November date for maximum destructive impact. The #FakeNews media is being given adequate time to manufacture the rope by which it will send itself to the gallows of infamy.

I believe that you are seeing a carefully scripted military operation play out. The mass media’s audience is an active part of the direction of the play. In this spiritual fight against evil masquerading as virtue, everybody is on the information warfare battlefield, like it or not. The next few weeks and months promise to be quite a ride. As Q has stated 28 times so far: “enjoy the show”.

This is not a game, it is the real deal. You have a responsibility to yourself and your family to make good choices. Consider my questions very carefully. Imagine how criminals working to usurp your freedom and security would act if they controlled the mass media. Who do you think is telling the truth, when nobody else tells you what to believe?

Listen to your heart for the answers, for it cannot ever lie.

Legitimate journalism, or mafia media threat against free-thinking patriots who resist their social and mind control techniques?
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The Great Awakening: Its impact on the tech industry — an introduction to the idea “something big is happening all around us”.
Making sense of #QAnon and #TheStorm — title speaks for itself — with the follow-up of Q is Military Intelligence.
Treason and text messages: whom to trust and what’s the truth?—heuristics to separate fallacy from facts.
My experience of Twitter censorship—creepy editing of reality by the social media giant.

About Martin Geddes

I am a distributed computation expert, network performance scientist, and consultant to telcos and their vendors.

I collaborate with leading practitioners in the communications industry to create game-changing new technologies and businesses.

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The Coach’s Team, Foolish Gun Owners HELP Government with Illegal Gun Registration Scheme By Doug Book, editor

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The Coach’s Team (TCT) is a conservative site that offers the best in grassroots conservative essays on the web. A new site, TCT is a sister to Coach is Right (CiR) which has been serving this market for many years. The staff at The Coach’s Team is the same, the opinions the same and the feel for saying what has to be said to save and preserve America is the same as found at Coach is Right. Please enjoy The Coach’s Team as we continue to uncover the enemies of the American people.

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Foolish Gun Owners HELP Government with Illegal Gun Registration Scheme

By Doug Book, editor

Published a year ago on “Coach is Right,” this is a story which bears repeating

The left will do anything to abolish the private ownership of firearms. And the emphasis is onanything.  After all, politicians cannot safely exercise absolute, uncontested authority over an armed public. And the majority of our nation’s ruling class–yes, Republicans included–yearn for such power; in part because it will bring an end to those annoying constitutional rights which prevent lawmakers implementing what they “know to be best,” but mostly because these self-infatuated mirror-gazers believe dictatorial authority to be their due.

The question is, how can it be accomplished? How can more than 300 million firearms be separated from an estimated 100 million owners?

With some it will be easy. When Connecticut passed into law its knee-jerk response to the 2012, Newtown murders, some 50,000 “Assault Weapon” owners dashed to the nearest police station, eager to be among the first to sign away their freedom by registering their rifles with Governor Malloy. Courageous custodians of liberty such as these will be a snap to deal with when it comes time to confiscate their-or more properly, the State’s-property.

But what of the estimated 300,000-400,000 Constitution State owners of black rifles who refuse to play toadie to a would-be monarch? How can Big Brother intimidate these or other American gun owners—for example the estimated 1 million New Yorkers who have defied the state’s Safe Act– into registering their firearms so that the coming end-game of confiscation might be facilitated? Isn’t the outright use of force likely to result in that shooting war we’ve heard so much about?

Well, not if a majority of Americans follow the example set by “Assault Weapon” owners in Maryland and Virginia.

During the 2002 killing spree by the “D.C. Snipers,” police recovered .223 caliber shell casings from the scene of one of the murders. With the necessary assistance of the ATF, local and state police searched the sales records of gun stores in Maryland and Virginia, creating an inventory of those who purchased rifles which fire .223 caliber ammunition.

Information including name, address, rifle description and serial number were taken from the gun sales records (Form #4473) which the ATF demands gun store owners maintain. Police knocked on the door of every owner, asking that they be permitted to take their rifle “downtown” in order to fire it and prove their innocence!

As the AmmoLand site puts it, “With a simple ‘Please may we have your rifle…’ to prove your innocence, the police were not only given the owner’s registered sale 4473 rifle(s) but in many cases the citizens had other .223 caliber rifles that were NOT on the new purchased 4473 forms and many of these guns were also voluntarily offered up by the cooperating owners to the police. And all it took was a simple   “‘please.’”

“Most” of the rifles were returned. Of all the gun owners contacted by police, fewer than 3% refused to hand over their firearms. When officers decided to use a little “we’ll get a court order” intimidation, these owners said go right ahead. 

According to the article, no court orders were obtained. Not one.

Before you conclude that gun owners in Maryland and Virginia are just unusually stupid, cowardly or accommodating, the same thing happened in Oklahoma. When two children were shot to death with a .40 caliber pistol, area gun stores were robbed of their .40 caliber pistol sales records.

By the way, none of the expended “test” shells or bullets from these weapons were returned to rifle owners. So the states—and you can bet, the federal government—have a complete record of the “fingerprints” associated with these firearms, to be used if a bullet or shell should turn up at a crime scene. Of course this means that countless weapons and their owners have been catalogued as part of a gun registration scheme. It is a compilation of information which is strictly illegal; just as it was illegal for police or the ATF to take part in the Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma, Form 4473 fishing expeditions.

Of course some may be confident that their government is far too honorable to save this information for the purpose of confiscating firearms from the law abiding at some point in the future. These individuals will believe that Big Brother has discarded the entire stockpile of illegally collected, gun owner/firearm “fingerprint” information.

“We are a country of sheep. …from my cold dead hands indeed,” concludes AmmoLand.

We’re Toast, Without the Jam!

ENENews:
http://enenews.com/official-report-west-coast-hit-220000000-atoms-liter-iodine-129-rain-after-fukushima-15-million-year-half-life-detected-groundwater-transported-rapidly-japan-west-coast-canada-elevated-lev

Official Report: West Coast hit with 220,000,000 atoms per liter of Iodine-129 in rain after Fukushima — 15 Million year half-life — Detected in aquifer that supplies drinking water to large number of people — “Transported rapidly” to Canada and US — Elevated levels continued for many months
Published: February 17th, 2016 at 8:58 am ET
By ENENews

Tracking the Fallout and Fate of Fukushima Iodine-129 in Rain and Groundwater

Matt Herod, Univ, of Ottawa Ph.D Candidate, Dec 21, 2015 (emphasis added): A recently published paper (by myself and colleagues from uOttawa and Environment Canada) investigates… [Iodine-129] which was released by the Fukushima-Daichii [sic] Nuclear Accident… Within 6 days of the FDNA 129I concentrations in Vancouver precipitation increased 5-15 times… sampling of groundwater revealed slight increases in 129I… The results in rain show an increase in 129I concentrations of up to 220 million atoms/L… 129I anomalies [in groundwater wells], which occurred exactly when the recharge age predicted they would, suggests that some of the 129I deposited by Fukushima was reaching the wells… [P]ulses of elevated 129I occurred for another several months. Elevated 129I concentrations were measured in two wells… indicating that 129I from Fukushima can be traced into groundwater… [M]odeling has shown that 129I can be rapidly transported to the water table…

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015WR017325/full
Scientists from Univ. of Ottawa’s Dept. of Earth Science and Environment Canada (Government of Canada), Dec 2015: The atmospheric transport of iodine-129 from Fukushima to British Columbia, Canada and its deposition and transport into groundwater

The Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident (FDNA) released iodine-129 (15.7 million year half-life)… The mean pre-accident 129I concentration in rain was [31,000,000 atoms/L]… following the FDNA, 129I values increased to [211,000,000 atoms/L]… [P]ulses of elevated 129I continued for several months…
The 129I in shallow… groundwater showed measurable variability through March 2013 with an average of [3,200,000 atoms/L]… coincident with modeled travel times…
Radionuclides released from the FDNA have been detected across the globe… [R]eleases of 129I and 131I… travel great distances…
The Abbotsford-Sumas Aquifer… spans the Canada–U.S. border between [B.C., Canada and Washington, US] and supplies ∼120,000 people with drinking water…
A pulse of 129I in precipitation with maximum concentrations of [211,000,000 atoms/L] in Vancouver and [221,000,000 atoms/L] at Saturna Island was observed 6 days following the FDNA. A value of [311,000,000 atoms/L] was also measured during the first week of July…
The high 129I concentrations while the FDNA was ongoing are attributed to the rapid trans-Pacific transport of 129I from Fukushima… This response in 129I concentrations shows that radionuclides from Fukushima were transported rapidly from Japan to the west coast of Canada and the US… [Sampling from Washington State], which is a composite of rainfall events spanning 15 March 2011 to 16 April 2011 shows a significantly elevated 129I concentration of [95,000,000 atoms/L]…
There was a spike in 129I concentration observed in the precipitation sample from the period of 1 July 2011 to 8 July 2011 [which] rose to [311,000,000 atoms/L]… a substantially higher concentration than any other sample… As monitoring at Fukushima detected no pulse of 129I in precipitation in July… this spike is likely due to a… nuclear fuel reprocessing facility. Modeling of the air parcel back trajectories… for the sampling period shows air mass trajectories from Hawaii, north Japan, and Russia…
The initial increase in 129I concentration at the water table appeared within ∼95 days, with a maximum concentration of [10,500,000 atoms/L]…
In the model cases, 129I reached the water table very rapidly…
Groundwater 129I concentrations in two nearby wells showed minor anomalies over the sampling period which could be due to rapid infiltration of the FDNA atmospheric 129I signal… [M]odeling shows that it was possible for a component of the 129I deposited by the FDNA to be conducted rapidly from the ground surface to the water table… We conclude that it is possible that a fraction of 129I from the FDNA is transported conservatively in this aquifer via preferential flow paths to the water table…

See also: Official in Canada advises public not to drink rainwater coming from Fukushima

http://enenews.com/canada-local-official-advising-residents-not-to-drink-rainwater-after-tests-find-increasing-radioactivity-govt-pressuring-him-to-stop-testing

And: Rain with 20,000,000 particles of Iodine-131 per liter fell on US (VIDEO)

ENENews: St. Petersberg Russia; Mass panic as radioactive cloud pours from nuclear plant —


Mass panic as radioactive cloud pours from nuclear plant — Radiation levels reportedly spike near reactor after emergency shutdown — Traffic jams as people evacuate area — “Everyone got very worried and rushed to get iodine” (PHOTOS)

Published: December 22nd, 2015 at 10:47 am ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/mass-panic-radioactive-steam-pours-nuclear-plant-radiation-levels-spiked-area-plant-traffic-jams-people-evacuate-area-everyone-very-worried-rushed-iodine-photos


http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/628592/Chaos-Russians-flee-Chernobyl-style-plant-radioactive-leak

Express, Dec 21, 2015 (emphasis added): Russians flee Chernobyl-style plant over fears of radioactive leak — Russians took iodine and caused traffic jams… amid fears officials were covering up a radioactive leak. The panic followed the emergence of pictures showing a cloud of vapour pouring from Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, some 50 miles from St Petersburg. The authorities insisted that the was no radioactive leakage… but people did not believe the “no danger” claim. Radio Svoboda reported that in the wake of the incident on Friday locals in Sosnovy Bor started withdrawing money from their credit cards. They said locals were in panic mode despite statements from officials that the radiation level was normal… One local said: “Everyone got very worried and rushed to get iodine.”… There were traffic jams as residents left the area and headed for St Petersburg… The plant manager (not pictured) insists there are no reasons for evacuation. [Oleg Bodrov, chairman of Green World ecological group] said: “They know well that the officials’ first task is to say all is normal but not to report about danger, even if there is one. All those who understand a bit about nuclear energy know that it was an attempt to mistake the wish for the reality… this vapour is surely radioactive… Bodrov called for medical checks for staff at the power plant. Interfax reported that a special commission was working at the nuclear station aiming to find out the reasons for the emission.

Daily Mail photo captions: A cloud of vapour pouring out of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant in St Petersburg caused mass panic… Russian radio reported St Petersburg residents rushing out to buy iodine to protect against radiation poisoning after spotting the steam flowing out of the power station… The billowing vapour spreads across buildings

QHA, Dec 19, 2015: Accident occurred at Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (PHOTO) — Eyewitnesses of the accident and the inhabitants of the Russia’s northern capital are scared. The second unit was stopped at the station… The accident occurred at the second power unit when a pipe with steam cracked in turbine hall yesterday. The steam filled the room, and leaked beyond the power plant. The employees of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP) had to go home… According to specialists, the release was radioactive, because the waste steam entered the so-called loop reactor coolant. However, the population was encouraged not to panic.

Baltic Newsletter of the Green World, Dec 20, 2015: An emergency stop of the second power unit of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant took place… The reason for the stop and cooling of the reactor was a sudden leak of radioactive steam from a faulty pipe in one of the rooms of the turbine shop… During the cooling – down step, the reactor steam was ejected through the pipe into the environment. A south – southeast wind of 5 meters per second (not typical for this area) blew the radioactive steam toward the Gulf of Finland… Thus, the five millionth city of St. Petersburg, located 40 km east of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant was fortunate this time. According to some sources , the radiation level rose a few times higher than the background radiation only in the NPP area.

Watch video from the Director of Leningrad NPP here

ENENews: Officials now say Fukushima reactor with MOX fuel “leaked directly from containment”


Officials now say Fukushima reactor with MOX fuel “leaked directly from containment” — TV: Contamination of environment was due to “failure of vessel” — Experts: This has caused additional worries because MOX is more “radioactively aggressive” due to plutonium content (VIDEO)

Published: December 18th, 2015 at 7:03 pm ET
By ENENews
http://enenews.com/officials-fukushima-reactor-mox-fuel-leaked-directly-containment-vessel-tv-radioactive-contamination-environment-caused-failure-vessel-experts-caused-additional-worries-tepco-govt-because-mox-ra

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151217_27.html
NHK, Dec 17, 2015 (emphasis added): [TEPCO] says radioactive fallout that polluted the environment in mid-March of 2011 was likely caused by a leak directly from a containment vessel of the facility’s No.3 reactor. Officials… on Thursday reported their latest findings on what happened at the plant… They concluded that radioactive contamination of the environment between the night of March 14th and the 16th was likely caused not by the vent operations but failure of the vessel. They said the vessel likely lost airtightness due to heat from nuclear fuel, leading to the direct release of radioactive substances into the environment.


NHK transcript, Dec 17, 2015: [TEPCO] said the substances in one of the reactors probably leaked directly from the containment vessel… They suspect the heat of fuel caused the containment vessel to lose airtightness.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2015/1264512_6844.html
TEPCO, Dec 17, 2015: A significant release of steam from the night of March 14 to March 16, 2011 is believed to have been responsible for contamination to the surrounding environment of Fukushima Daiichi. The investigation reports that the primary containment vessels in Units 2 and 3 did likely lose leakage resistant properties by March 15 and had been in a condition where radioactive materials could leak directly from them. It is therefore presumed the environmental contamination outside Fukushima Daiichi during that period was caused by steam leakage directly from the primary containment vessels and not from the vent.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/betu15_e/images/151217e0101.pdf
TEPCO, Dec 17, 2015: Leakage and release of a large amount of steam from the Unit 3 Reactor Building — The PCVs of Units 2 & 3 lost the airtightness in the end, which is confirmed by the fact that steam escaped from the Reactor Buildings. Analysis of the behavior of the pressure in the PCVs and the situation at the time of the accident has revealed that the environmental contamination from the night of March 14 to March 16 occurred by steam leakage together with radioactive materials directly from the PCVs not from the vent.

https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/attach/118/118095_Q%20Series%20-%20Nuclear%20Power.pdf
UBS Investment Research (via WikiLeaks), Apr 2011: Of particular concern was Unit 3, because, since September 2010, the plant had been fueled with mixed oxide, or MOx… Use of MOx heightened fuel risk — Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 was fuelled with mixed oxide (MOx), which is about 93% uranium and 7% plutonium. This has caused additional worries for TEPCO and the government, because MOx is more radioactively aggressive. We think national nuclear safety reviews might consider restrictions on its use.

Watch NHK’s broadcast here

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2/3 – FBI cautioning American parents re ISIS presence on social media and their persuasive propaganda appealing to teens. The gist: Proactively warn your kids.

What You Need To Know
On Tues AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices of a new push by the FBI to warn parents of the active efforts of the Islamic State to use social media in the recruitment of teens. These efforts span the gambit, from Jihadist rap music videos to preying on teen’s growing sense of rebellion and alluring messages of false hope and a sense of identity.

If you think these efforts just target boys and men, think again.

According to Michael Steinbach, head of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division:

“The recruitment of women by ISIS is much more than we’ve ever seen by a terrorist organization. We have seen everything from a female fighter — dedicated groups of women fighters — and those who have come over to support foreign fighters by marrying them.”

Steinbach went on to say that the Bureau has seen teenagers as young as 13 in foreign countries, and 15 in the U.S., successfully influenced by Islamic State recruiters.

According to detailed case study published in December by the SITE Intelligence Group, ISIS is using female recruiters to prey on young women, has established a pipeline to assist Western women in traveling to Syria to contribute to the formation of their new society, and these online networks have been expanding in prominence and sophistication since the summer of 2014, suggesting that the Islamic State has already been successful in recruiting foreign women to leave their lives in the West, and are looking to build upon this strength.

NOT JUST N. AMERICA

And this threat is not just limited to N. America. According to Giles de Kerchove, the European Union’s counterterrorism coordinator, social media plays a “huge role” in recruiting.

There have already been numerous cases of U.S. teens successfully radicalized, some of whom boarded planes to fly to the Middle East, and others, such as Shannon Conley of Arvada, Colorado, a Muslim convert who was arrested April 8 at Denver International Airport after telling FBI agents she was traveling to Syria to use her American military training from the U.S. Army Explorers program to aid Islamic militants waging jihad even though she knew that it was illegal. She told investigators, “Legitimate targets of attack” included U.S. military bases, government employees and public officials.”

Conley planned to marry a Tunisian man fighting in Syria whom she met online and communicated with via Skype. Instead, she is now serving a 4 year stretch in federal prison after being convicted of lending material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

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WOMEN OF THE ISLAMIC STATE
A Manifesto on Women by the Al-Khanssaa Brigade

A semi-official manifesto on women, believed to be the first of its kind, has been published by the al-Khanssaa Brigade, an all-female militia set up by Islamic State. Translated into English by the London-based counter-extremism thinktank Quilliam Foundation, the document outlines women’s rights and what is expected of them living under their rule.

According to an introductory statement by the translator, the document “gives a lengthy rebuttal of “Western civilisation” and universal human rights such as gender equality. It allows us to look past that which is banded about on social media by Western supporters of IS, enabling us to get into the mind-set of the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of women who willingly join its ranks.”

It is important for readers to understand that since the formal declaration of the establishment of the Islamic State, last summer, complex, highly effective recruiting campaigns have been undertaken globally in a genuine effort at nation building. Make no mistake, while western media outlets portray the Islamic State as being comprised of a disparate collection of 30-40,000 unsophisticated, ragtag male fighters, the reality is very different. And one of the areas within which they excel is their global recruiting efforts which are growing in scope and sophistication.

AN APPEAL TO PARENTS

AlertsUSA urges parents of teens, both boys and girls, to get involved with their children’s social media activity. Just as you monitor the physical location of your children, the simple reality is that social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Ask.fm, WhatsApp, Instagram and many others offer a multitude of evil influences, of which militant Islam propaganda specifically is just one. While it may seem like a daunting, impossible task, the dangers are far too great, and the ramification too far reaching, to simply blow it off and to trust the judgment of your children. They simply do not have the perspective, worldview and awareness necessary. Just as you would be unlikely to allow your teenage son or daughter to wander the streets of urban America after dark, it is imperative that you extend these protective efforts to their online presence. AlertsUSA would not be covering the topic, nor would the FBI be speaking up, unless the threat was form idable, and growing.

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SecState Warns Russia on Ukraine,
NATO to Deploy 30,000 Troops in Eastern Europe
Feb 07, 2015

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2/5 – Tensions incr in Europe. SecState warns Russia must withdraw heavy weapons & troops from Ukraine. Pub opinion being shaped for anncmt of lethal military aid.

What You Need To Know
On Tues AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices of fresh warnings issued by Secretary of State John Kerry to Russia over their growing military involvement in Eastern Ukraine. Kerry warned that the Obama administration cannot ignore the latest Russian military thrust into the country's east.

"We live in a modern world of great technology. Everybody understands the ability to see things from high altitudes, whether it’s in space or lower. And the fact is, we have been tracing and we have seen exactly what they’re bringing over, when and how, and there’s no question about tanks flowing, rocket systems being transported, convoys of goods carrying people, weapons, and other instruments of battle."

“We cannot close our eyes to the tanks that are crossing the border coming into Ukraine. We cannot close our eyes to Russian soldiers in unmarked uniforms coming across the border and leading troops into battle.”

SENATE CALLS FOR ARMING UKRAINE

Concurrent to Secretary Kerry's remarks in Ukraine, a bipartisan group of 12 senators, all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called on President Obama to provide lethal aid to Ukraine. The White House (again) says the President is "considering" the move.

We remind readers that given the nature of the matter at hand, when you hear that the President of the United States is considering doing anything along the lines of sending weapons, or troops, to assist a foreign nation, it invariably means that the decision has already been made. Normally such deliberations and planning are carried out in the highest levels of secrecy.

On Thursday of this week, NATO Supreme Allied Command U.S. Air Force General Phillip Breedlove warned that any move to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons must take into account any possible angry reaction from Russia.

NATO TO DEPLOY 30,000 TROOPS IN E. EUROPE

Also this week, NATO defense ministers met in Brussels on Thursday during which they announced a significant military expansion in the Eastern-most region of the alliance and what NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls “the biggest reinforcement of our collective defense since the end of the Cold War”. The move, known as Adaptation Measures, increases the NATO Response Force size from 13,000 troops to 30,000, or a full division, with elements spread between 6 bases located across Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in order to provide a visible and persistent NATO presence in these countries and to dissuade further Russian aggression in the region.

Additionally, another measure announced is the formation of a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force known as the Spearhead Force, a highly trained brigade of land forces numbering around 5,000. According to NATO Secretary Stoltenberg, the Spearhead Force "will be supported by air, sea and special operations forces. The lead element of this land brigade will be ready to move within as little as 48 hours, with the rest moving within a week.” Two brigades will back up the Spearhead Force as a rapid reinforcement capability in case of a major crisis.

RUSSIA PREVIOUSLY WARNED AGAINST SUCH A MOVE

Readers are reminded that late last year, Russia warned NATO against establishing a permanent military presence in Eastern Europe, saying it would view such a move as a threat. According to Mikhail Popov, deputy director of Russia's national security council, "The fact that the military infrastructure of NATO member states is getting closer to our borders, including via enlargement, will preserve its place as one of the external threats for the Russian Federation."

This statement was made when NATO was originally moving towards stationing just 5000 troops in eastern alliance member countries. Considering that NATO has announced this force would expand to 30,000, we await Russia's public response, though their military is already in motion. Earlier this week, Russia's Defense Ministry announced that the Kremlin has deployed Topol and Yars ICBM missile launchers on combat patrol in 6 Russian regions.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the right to intervene on behalf of Russian speakers if Moscow believes their rights are under threat. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – all former Soviet republics that are now NATO members – have significant Russian minorities.

AlertsUSA continues to close monitor developments in this region and will immediately notify service subscribers of major changes in the overall threat picture as it applies to U.S. citizens and interests, as events warrant.

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Get Your Facts Straight, Mr. President !
Feb 07, 2015
What You Need To Know
At the National Prayer Breakfast this week, President Obama told attendees that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, but has been carried out by “Christians” as well. Speaking on the tension between the compassionate and murderous undertaken in the name of religion, President Obama stated the following:

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

For the President to draw a moral equivalence between modern Islamic jihad and the Crusades is outrageous on many levels, not the least of which is the increased justification his words have given the Islamic State’s ongoing atrocities.

In the short but powerful video above, Dr. Bill Warner of the Center for the Study of Political Islam lays out the facts.

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