Marine Corps Colonel: “We’re Building A Domestic Army Because The Gov’t Is Afraid Of Its Own Citizens”

A Marine Corp Colonel spoke out about the militarization of the police at a local councilman meeting in Concord, NH,  08/12/13.

He talked about his experience as a Military Defense Coordinator in Iraq where his job was to man, train and equip the Iraqi army. He said, “we did everything we could to make it as strong as possible, but I’ll tell you right now – Homeland Security would kick their butts in a week.  What’s happening here, is we’re building a domestic military because it’s unlawful and unconstitutional to use American troops on American soil. So what we’re doing is, we’re building a military.”

He talked about how common it is now for regular police officers to be seen wearing military gear, using military equipment.

“What we’re doing here – and let’s not kid about it – we’re building a domestic army, and we’re shrinking the military because the government is afraid of its own citizens.”

He concluded, “we’re building an army over here, and I can’t believe people aren’t seeing it. Is everybody blind?”

“We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” – President Obama, Colorado, July 2, 2008.

Hat tip: Brian B.

Watcher’s Council Nominations – 10 Year Anniversary Edition

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Ten years ago, the original Watcher had an idea. Blogging carnivals, featuring posts from different bloggers were all the rage then, but our illustrious Founder had a different idea. Instead of a haphazard and changing bunch of contributors every week he put together the concept of a set membership, a Watcher’s Council that would promote the best in the blogosphere, week in and week out…a group that would become a community rather than just a collection of random links.

It worked, and the fact that it’s lasted so long is worth looking at. If I had to pick out a reason, I’d say it’s both the quality of the writers and the quality of the people involved.

Ten years is an eternity in the world of the internet. As the current Watcher, what I’m going to write here is probably a little corny, but still true and from the heart – I’m honored to work with such a great group of writers and be a part of the Watcher’s Council. I always have been, ever since I first got the nod from the original Watcher to come aboard and join the Council back in 2005. It really is a community, and I think that comes across to our readers.

The strength of that community was tested in a unique way back in 2008, when the original Watcher had to bow out due to health concerns and we lost our community site. Most groups of this sort would have faded into the woodwork and just dissolved. But I was around at the time and I remember how we all rallied as a group and said no, we weren’t going anywhere, thanks.

We put our collective heads together via e-mail, set up a rotating schedule to host the weekly nominations and results on our individual sites, kept linking to each other and kept right on going. We worked together, watched each others backs and never missed a week. The esprit was amazing, and it brought all of us closer together.

We kept it going ourselves for a few months until August of 2008 when we ran into Terry Trippany, our current web wizard, who put together our new site for us, still hosts and troubleshoots it and even acted as Watcher for a period.

Since the Council started up, some members have come and gone, and we’ve made some changes, but the basic structure the original Watcher put together has endured and the quality of what has become a must read weekly magazine on politics, culture and foreign affairs continues to keep our fans informed and entertained.

We still haven’t missed a week.

The Council is something unique in the world of the internet, a community of writers from varied backgrounds that swaps our triumphs, travails, stories, information, outrageous jokes and links to each others’ stuff while still competing every week to put out the best entries we can. Along with everything else, it’s a heckuva lot of fun.

I’m sure my fellow Council Members will join me in thanking our fans for tuning in to our corner of the blogosphere, and in shouting “Council Akbar!”

This week’s contest is lovingly dedicated to our former comrade in arms, Major Andrew Olmsted.

Council News:

This week, Ask Marion and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address ( which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor  by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members. while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have this week….

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

 

Report: Son Of Muslim Brotherhood Leader Says His Father Has Evidence That Could Land Obama in Prison

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Saad Al-Shater: “My father has the goods on Obama”

The Obama administration sure wants those Muslim Brotherhood prisoners sprung.

There’s something very curious about their repeated calls for the the release of MB leaders who have been imprisoned in Egypt. Why is the Regime so concerned about their well being? Why is it any of their business?

Why did Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns recently spend about 90 minutes visiting an MB leader in prison in Egypt, while Senators Graham and McCain sucked up to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Walid Shoebat finds the Regime’s actions here to be somewhat inexplicable.

The trip to Egypt by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), during which they called for the same thing is even more inexplicable, especially since both men are demanding answers in Benghazi. Yes, we know Obama’s leanings but why the rush to release these prisoners and not shine a spotlight on them? If the details of an interview with the son of one of those imprisoned leaders is any indication, we may be getting closer to answering that question.

We caution that the following be taken with a grain of salt but considering who said it, we thought it newsworthy too. Here is a direct translation of the key points, followed by some analysis:

In an interview with the Anatolia News Agency, Saad Al-Shater, the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader, the detained Khairat Al-Shater, said that his father had in his hand evidence that will land the head of United States of America, president Obama, in prison. He stressed that the senior U.S. delegation currently visiting Egypt, knows full well that the fate, future, interests and reputation of their country is in the hands of his father, and they know that he owns the information, documents and recordings that incriminate and would condemn their country. Such documents, he says, were placed in the hands of people who were entrusted inside and outside Egypt, and that the release of his father is the only way for them to prevent a great catastrophe. He stated that a warning was sent threatening to show how the U.S. administration was directly connected. The evidence was sent through intermediaries which caused them to change their attitude and corrected their position and that they have taken serious steps to prove good faith. Saad also said that his father’s safety is more important to the Americans than is the safety of Mohammed Mursi. [emphasis ours]

Walid notes that this report is backed up by at least six Arabic sources, and stands by its veracity:

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What should be taken with a grain of salt is the credibility of the witness “who happens to be the son of a terrorist and who supports his father’s ideology.”

Oh – one more thing – the MB leader Deputy Secretary of State Bill Burns visited was  Al-Shater.

As we reported in EXHIBIT A-1 of Addendum A, Al-Shater is implicated in weapons trafficking through the Sinai and into Gaza as well as negotiating prisoner releases in exchange for terrorists. He has also been jailed multiple times.

Fascinating.

UPDATE:

World Net Daily  and Gateway Pundit and DC Clotheslineare also reporting on this story, now.

SEE ALSO:

DC Clothesline: No More Benghazi BS… You Want Answers? Here is THE TRUTH (Updated)

Walid Shoebat: Charge: Passport links Muslim Brotherhood to Benghazi

A very serious charge was confidently made by a very credible Egyptian television host whose work we’ve used in prior reports. During the compelling segment on Tahrir TV, host Ahmed Moussa publicly announced the name of a new figure in the Benghazi attacks. The charge is that the passport of Christopher Stevens’ “assassin” was found in the home of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader Khairat Al-Shater in Cairo. This would provide a direct and tangible link between the attacks in Benghazi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Fox News:

the course of this statement, Moussa announced three facts:

1. Ambassador Chris Stevens’ assassin in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, is named Mohsen Al-Azazi.

2. Azizi associates with Mohammed El-Beltagy, the general secretary of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and with Safwat Hegazy, a leading MB cleric.

3. The police found Azizi’s passport in the house of leading MB strategist Khairat El-Shater, presumbably when Shater was arrested on July 5.

If true, this is sensational news, for it directly ties the MB to anti-American terrorism and repudiates the Obama administration policy of trying to work with the MB. It also further confirms that the MB is a terrorist organization.

It might explain why the Obama administration is mediating in talks with Egypt’s interim government for a “reconciliation process” that would permit a safe exist for Morsi and other MB leaders outside Egypt without a trial that likely would disclose more embarrassing details about Benghazi.

But is the news that Moussa announced true? Several indications point to its veracity.

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