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Monday
Jun252012

ICE Will NOT Respond to Persons Illegally Present in the Arizona

Today the Obama Administration ended all 287(g) task force agreements in the state of Arizona.  The 287(g) program grants immigration enforcement powers to local law enforcement officers in all fifty states.

In a blatantly political maneuver, the Obamanation has issued a directive to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) telling the federal authorities to decline responding to most of the calls reporting illegal immigrants in Arizona. 

DHS officials told The Washington Times today that they expect to see an increase in the number of calls from Arizona law enforcement officers concerning illegal immigrants present in the state.  The DHS senior officials made it clear the Barack Hussein Obamas decision to limit detentions to a select few would remain in effect. 

The Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona may not impose its own penalties for immigration violations and that police could only check the status of those they have reasonable suspicion to believe are illegally present in the United States.  Only federal ICE authorities can take action against illegal aliens present in the United States.  A DHS official told The Washington Times, We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities.

In other words, by Executive Order, Arizona is now an open state for illegal immigration.

Obama is doing everything he can in an election year, including violating his Constitutional Oath of Office, to cut down on deportations, in order to win favor with Latin/Hispanic voters.  Last week Obama halted deportation of illegal immigrants under age 30 in all but felony cases.

This is more evidence of the liberal fascist statist rule of the totalitarian Obamanation.  We the people are responsible for destroying our Republic because (even if you disregard the many fraudulent votes) Obama and most of the other Democrats in Congress were elected. 

Obama expects a very close election in November and Eric Holder and the Department of Justice is suing to prevent States from requiring ID to vote.  Every illegal vote is not only needed by Obama, he is blatantly advocating voter fraud (by illegal immigrants, dead people and other ineligible voters).

Sunday
Jun102012

Fast and Furious Corruption and Cover Up at the Highest Levels

Congressional Republicans including Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder late last week once again requesting documents to show who was responsible for the Fast & Furious operation, and why DOJ intentionally lied to Congress early in its investigation. 

The letter had a much smaller list of documents than originally requested, even though 90% of the requested since 2010, have not been submitted by DOJ.  Representative Issas  44-page contempt report and resolution requested 22 sets of documents, but the latest letter only asks for two sets of documents: all communication after Feb. 4, 2011, (when DOJ rep Ron Weich lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious program), and information disclosing who planned the operation.
 
In the letter, the House leaders said that if DOJ doesnt provide the requested information by mid-June, the House will vote to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress.  Dont hold your breath.  Even if Holder is held in contempt, no further action will likely be taken against him based on how he has been allowed to commit many felonies without any repercussions. This crook is still the holds the highest law enforcement position in America!

If the DOJ complies only partially with the Issa subpoena, House leadership is expected to send a contempt referral to DOJ, accusing the agency of obstructing a congressional investigation, but no criminal prosecution is likely in that case either.

Issas committee Republicans are reportedly divided on the contempt issue, and House GOP leaders arent supporting Issa either.  They apparently believe they will look less partisan (and be more elect-able) by ignoring the F&F scandal than by risking the racially-charged mudslinging from the administration and the media should they proceed to hold Eric Holder & company responsible for their felonies.
 
If the House issues a contempt citation, the case then goes to the US Attorney for the District of Columbia who is obligated to bring the matter before a grand jury to consider the filing of criminal charges against Holder.  But Holder is the U.S. Attorneys boss. 
 
The Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security is also investigating the ATFs Fast & Furious operation.  DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI agents assigned to the operation.  DHS is also implicated in the scandal.  Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, has already lied to Congress so dont expect anything to come of the DHS IG investigation either.

The only solution that will insure a complete and fair investigation is to re-enact the independent counsel law and appoint an independent prosecutor.  The chances of this happening are somewhere between slim and none. 

Wake up America.

Friday
Apr272012

Secret Service Sex Scandal Much Ado About Nothing

The biggest non-story story of the year involves the United States Secret Service.  Its all Secret Service, all the time.  Google hits for Secret Service in 2012 are literally off the chart.

There are over 3,200 news articles listed on Google at the time of this posting.  Whats the big news?  Secret Service agents partied with members of the opposite sex in El Salvador as well as Colombia. 

I began working in law enforcement at age 22.  As an Officer with the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, I assigned to the White House division in 1976-77.  The job was so boring, I quit to become a police officer in my home town.  After receiving my degree in criminal justice in 1980, I was hired by the U.S. State Department.  From 1980-83 I worked as a special agent for the Diplomatic Security Service, traveling to 14 countries on various assignments. 

Contrary to popular belief, personal protection is not a glamorous job.  Agents work very hard for long hours, planning for every possible scenario during the visit.  The logistics are mind boggling.  Agents spend hundreds of hours planning for overseas trips.

We spent over a month in London on the advance team for the Secretary of States visit to Great Britain with Ronald Reagan in 1982. We worked side by side with the Secret Service and White House advance teams.

President Ronald Reagan delivered his 1982 speech to members of the British Parliament in the Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster in London. The speech was broadcast live in the U.S. on all the national morning talk shows. I was inside the Westminster Palace sitting a next to the Military Officer carrying the football with the nuclear codes the POTUS would need to launch a response from a Soviet missile attack.  My parents saw me while watching the Today Show and recorded the speech on a VHS tape. 

While in London we worked with the Metropolitan Police, the agency responsible for law enforcement at all levels in England, much like the RCMP in Canada.  Prior to the arrival of the President and Secretary of State  we socialized at pubs, clubs, and casinos after work, on our own dime and time.  We did not compromise the security of our protectees.  By the way, this was during the cold war.

The Presidents speech contains one of the more memorable phrases spoken during his presidency. He predicts the eventual downfall of Communism, stating that it will be left on the ash heap of history.  President Reagan eloquently explains the reasons behind his staunch opposition to Communism while encouraging the British to aid in the worldwide struggle for freedom, recalling the success of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the fight against Nazi tyranny. This speech occurred during a period of heightened tensions between the United States and Soviet Russia which at that time dominated much of Eastern Europe and was attempting to spread its Communist ideology into other countries as well, a provocative endeavor adamantly opposed by President Reagan.

The cold war is over.  The Secret Service and other federal law enforcement agencies have been hiring gay and lesbian agents for over twenty years.  Blackmail for heing and sheing is not the issue it was in 1982.  Yet for some reason, its now national news that members of Secret Service advance teams in Colombia and El Salvador drank and socialized with members of the opposite sex in 2012. 

Heres a news bulletin. If DHS decides to polygraph and fire every Secret Service agent/officer who has ever partied in strip clubs after work, or had an overnight guest in their hotel room, the agency will be hiring thousands of new agents.  The majority of agents cant pass that polygraph. 

No doubt agent applications from lesbian teetotalers will go to the top of the pile. Good luck with that.

Be careful what kind of shit you stir up for no good reason other than titillating headlines, main stream media. If you keep this up, there will be real stories to write about compromising the Presidents security. 

Only in America

Thursday
Apr262012

Napolitano’s Fast and Furious False Testimony before Congress

The Obama Administration is more than happy to fuel the flames of the chicken shit Secret Service sex scandal. The White House is leaking details of the Secret Service investigation to keep attention off the serious scandals involving the highest ranking members of the Obama Administration. 

By the way, if you think this is the first time Secret Service agents every went out drinking and chasing women after work, youre very naive. I know for a fact that this has been going on since at least 1976 (when I was a Uniformed USSS Officer) and so does Secret Service management.

The real scandal is the amount of money that it cost to create another level of wasteful bureaucracy. DHS has a core culture of waste, fraud and mismanagement just like every other Federal department, agency and office.

Obama has very successfully manipulated the liberal media away from the widespread waste, fraud and mismanagement at the GSA, including the  Las Vegas million dollar debacle.  But Operation Fast and Furious is the story Obama most wants to go away. 

For those who care about serious stories that affect National Security and the safety of federal law enforcement officers, the public, and even politicians who could also be assassinated with the same F&F weapons that murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, heres some recent findings.

The following FOX News video shows Manuel Celis-Acosta firing 10 rounds from a 45 caliber handgun purchased illegally by his accomplice Sean Stewart. “We could have taken him in and prosecuted him anytime. It’s either total incompetence. Or maybe it’s something a bit more coordinated that the Department of Justice is not willing to talk about yet,” Representative Jason Chaffetz told Fox News.

But unfortunately it took the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry to end the operation.

Congressional investigators think Justice doesn’t want to talk about Acosta’s because of his role as an informant. Here’s the timeline FOX provides to prove why:

Fast & Furious started in October 2009. Acosta was first arrested in April 2010 in Phoenix with cocaine and handguns hidden in his truck. He was released and not charged. Then, in May 2010, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) stopped him from crossing the border because he had 74 rounds of ammunition hidden his car.  According to The LA Times a Fast and Furious case agent, Special Agent Hope MacAllister, put her phone number on a $10 bill and gave it to Acosta after he pledged to cooperate and keep in touch. He was released with no charges filed.

In October 2010 investigators observed him on video tape during a shootout captured by a surveillance camera attached to a telephone pole. The police found 15 shell casings.  Acosta is arrested and released again.

Phoenix Police say they forwarded both cases to the county attorney’s office. There were no charges filed in the first case.  The second time he was charged with illegally discharging a firearm within city limits.

Sources told FOX News that after the October incident they didn’t want to take Acosta out of the equation because it would have harmed Operation Fast and Furious. The only reasonable explanation for his release and misdemeanor charge is that he was an informant being protected by ATF.

Of all the many scandals of the Obama administration, Operation Fast and Furious, largely ignored by the mainstream media, is by far the most serious and has resulted in the death of many including a Border Patrol agent and possibly an ICE Homeland Security Investigations agent.

In the explosive new book Fast and Furious , Katie Pavlich makes the case that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not only failed to stop an operation that led to the death of one of her own, Border Agent Brian A. Terry, but she may have also lied to Congress in sworn testimony at a hearing held to find out what really happened.

Inside sources told Pavlich that Napolitano’s testimony was in direct contradiction to emails she exchanged, and reports and briefing she received.  Pavlich’s book Fast and Furious was released on April 16. 

Pavlichs book is particularly revealing, especially considering the lengths the Obama administration has gone to keep anyone from knowing anything about Fast & Furious and other gun-running operations. These operations involved multiple federal agencies facilitating illegal gun purchases, by co-opting the normal checks at gun stores in the Southwest, and then ignoring the guns as they were taken into Mexico. In Mexico, the guns were picked up at hundreds of gun sites.

Sources in ATF told Pavlich that DHS approved letting the guns walk into Mexico and one of the agencies under Napolitano’s command, Customs and Border Protection, allowed guns through.

Another source from the ATF confirmed to Pavlich that Napolitano was briefed regularly by an agent from another of her agencies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations.

“There was an ICE/HSI agent assigned specifically to be the co-case agent of Fast & Furious. He had to [file] an ICE report that either mirrored or referenced every ATF report that was done,” the ATF source said.

Congress continues to fail the American citizens in their oversight of the Executive Branch, which is suppose to answer to we the people, through our elected Representatives.  Of course most people have no idea how our Constitutional Republic is suppose to function since our education system is run by liberal statists. 

Wake up America!

Friday
Apr132012

Senate Caves and Confirms Justice Department Inspector General 

Michael Horowitz was confirmed as the Department of Justice’s Inspector General late last month, ending months of delay in the Senate.

Keneally and Horowitz were confirmed by voice vote as the senators acted on numerous nominations, under a deal cut before Christmas to break a logjam on nominees. Their fates had been in limbo for months, in part because of anger at the Justice Department over a gun-tracking attempt that backfired badly and then over a broader constitutional tug-of-war between the GOP lead Senate and the White House.

The failed gun-tracking investigation was Operation Fast and Furious, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed straw buyers to acquire hundreds of guns so they could be tracked across the U.S.-Mexican border and lead law enforcement officers to Mexican gangsters.

ATF lost track of hundreds of weapons. Two of the weapons were found at the scene of an Arizona shoot-out in December 2010 in which U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered.

Operation Fast and Furious guns may have been used in the ambush of two DHS agents assigned to Mexico.  ICE/HSI special agent Jaime Zapata, who was on assignment from the ICE/HSI office in Laredo, Texas,was killed in an ambush by drug cartel operatives.

The death of Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata has not generated the same outrage as the death of Trayvon Martin because the main stream media (MSM) has largely ignored their murders and Operation Fast and Furious.  MSNBC has not covered the story at all. Further proof that the MSM creates the news rather than covering it. Its the MSM that decides what is news and how big the story should be.

Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been one of the few vocal critics of Fast and Furious in the Senate.  Wheres the rest of the GOP?  

Grassly delayed a full Senate vote on the Inspector General because he was convinced that Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, head of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, had been misleading in his statements about Fast and Furious.

Even though the Judiciary Committee unanimously endorsed Horowitz’s nomination to be IG, Grassley wondered whether the nominee’s long relationship with Breuer would interfere with the investigation of Fast and Furious.  At the time, Grassley made a point of saying he was not satisfied with some of Horowitz’s responses to questions and would follow up before letting the nomination go to the Senate floor.

Grassley has also expressed anger over appointments made by President Barack Obama while the Senate was in recess. Recess appointments, which a president is empowered to make under the Constitution, expire at the end of the next session of Congress, unless they are approved by the Senate.

The most recent dispute over recess appointments involved the definition of the very word “recess,” as well as the larger issue of the balance of power between the Legislative and Executive branches.

Grassley made clear in a floor speech in February that he was angry at the White House over what he saw as bad faith and departure from past practice on recess appointments, and that some nominations were caught in the cross-fire.

“We could have confirmed more nominees, had the President indicated that he would respect the practice and precedent on recess appointments,” Grassley said.  “He would not give the Senate that assurance, so a number of nominations could not be confirmed and remain on the Executive Calendar.  As it turned out, the President went on to violate the practice and precedent.”

“This is more than just a policy issue or disagreement on a particular nominee,” Grassley went on to say. ” The underlying concern is a power-grab by this President.  I would think that all senators would rise to defend the prerogatives of the Senate and the constitutional principles which have been violated by the President.”

Attorney General Eric Holder says he expects to be interviewed by investigators looking into Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed Justice Department gun trafficking operation in which ATF agents were allegedly ordered by superiors to allow hundreds of weapons to flow illicitly from U.S. gun shops in Arizona into Mexico.

During an appearance in Chicago, the attorney general made the comment about the Justice Departments inspector generals office, which has been examining who is responsible for employing the tactic known as gun-walking. Holder said he would talk to the inspector general investigators when they request it.

Dont hold your breath. He lied before and got away with it.

George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin will continue to be the the national gun story not the Attorney General of the United States approving the walking of guns to drug cartels in Mexico, the murder of two U.S. agents with weapons walked into Mexico by ATF under the direction of Eric Holder and his cover up, including allegations of perjury before Congress.