The news for today is typical of what we’ve come to expect in the Obamanation. Chaos. Misdirection. Cloward and Piven. Alinsky. Lies.
More of the same old, same old.
There’s been another shooting, but this atrocity wasn’t committed by the apocryphal “lone gunman”. The perps are alleged to be a married couple, alleged “white supremacists”, who targeted police in Las Vegas, on an alleged quest to start a “revolution.” On cue, the perps, who may be meth heads, are quickly connected by some in the media to Cliven Bundy, the Gadsden flag, and, of course, the Tea Party. [emphasis added to quotes]
Two Las Vegas police officers were killed Sunday in what appears to be a politically motivated ambush in a pizza restaurant that spilled over to a nearby Wal-Mart, where the two shooters committed suicide after killing a woman in the store.
Details are sketchy, but Metropolitan Police Department sources close to the investigation say the shooters shouted that “this is the start of a revolution” before opening fire on the officers, and draped their bodies with cloth showing a Revolutionary War-era flag. Investigators have also found paraphernalia associated with white supremacists. …
Witnesses told police one of the shooters yelled “This is the start of a revolution” before shooting the officers. [Sheriff Doug] Gillespie later said he could not confirm that.
The shooters then stripped the officers of their weapons and ammunition and badges, according to a[n anonymous] law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. They then covered the officers with something that featured the Gadsden flag, a yellow banner with a coiled snake above the words, “Don’t tread on Me.”
The flag is named for Christopher Gadsden a Revolutionary War general who designed it. It has recently come back in vogue as an adopted symbol of the American tea party movement. …
Like many of the neighbors contacted, Krista Koch said she didn’t know the couple’s last names. She described them as “militant.” They talked about planning to kill police officers, “going underground” and not coming out until the time was right to kill.
Brandon Monroe, 22, has lived in the complex for about two weeks. He said the man who lived in the apartment that was being searched often rambled about conspiracy theories. He often wore camouflage or dressed as Peter Pan to work as a Fremont Street Experience street performer. A woman lived with him, Monroe said, but he didn’t see her as often.
They were weird people, Monroe said, adding that he thought the couple used methamphetamine.
Any questions? Such as, what would you do if you lived near a “weird” couple who “talked about planning to kill police officers” and “not coming out until the time was right to kill?”
May the deceased rest in peace. Condolences to their family and friends. The story linked above points out that a citizen with a gun shot back at the perps, possibly wounding one of them, perhaps saving innocent lives. Since the shooters are deceased, we’ll never know their motivation.
Bowe Bergdahl’s story continues to morph. Now that his platoon comrades have openly, not anonymously, shared their truth about Bergdahl (and who would know better than they?) those brave troops are seeing their credibility and competency attacked for sheer political reasons.
Suddenly it’s suggested that Bergdahl didn’t desert; he may have only temporarily left his post, with no intention of leaving “permanently.” He might have simply gone out for a stroll, to watch the sunrise or the sunset. He’s a “free spirited” guy, after all. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
“We have no indication that he intended to leave permanently,” one [anonymous] government official familiar with the probe told Military Times. Several soldiers in Bergdahl’s unit told investigators that Bergdahl had previously talked about a desire to leave the base unaccompanied and may have done so and returned unharmed at least once before the night he disappeared, the official said.
An internal military investigation concluded in 2010 that there was little doubt Bergdahl walked away from his unit before he was captured. That investigation, known as an AR-15-6, remains classified and has not been released publicly, but several officials familiar with it have disclosed its results under condition of anonymity.
This episode will be examined by congressional committees, if they can pierce the administration’s coming cover-up, which has been foreshadowed by the response to congressional attempts to scrutinize the politicization of the IRS. If the military stalls on turning over files to Congress pertaining to the five years of Bergdahl’s absence, we will at least know that there is no national institution remaining to be corrupted.
Know it. It is so. It has been made so. “The military” doesn’t have to stall on turning over “files” that they will now claim don’t exist. Never existed. The first time around, The New York Times was simply mistaken about that note. Nothing to see here, folks. Move on.
If the military investigators forgot to read Bergdahl his rights, then anything he says about his capture can’t be used in a court-martial, so there may never be a court-martial, and so, there will be no files to turn over from that event, either. Surely his hospitalization records and anything he tells psychiatrists or other medical personnel currently caring for him will be protected under HIPAA.
Several stories over the weekend said that Bergdahl claims that he was “tortured” after trying to escape from captivity a couple of times. His torture consisted of being locked in a “shark cage“, which may cause one to wonder if the Taliban ordered the shark cage from Amazon and had it delivered by drone. Afghanistan is, of course, landlocked and hundreds of miles from the nearest shark.
So the story morphs and will continue to morph until Bergdahl’s narrative is perfected. Senator Saxby Chambliss said recently that he can’t “believe a thing this president says.” Good start. Take it from there, Senators and Representatives.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
That’s just about what Hillary Clinton told Diane Sawyer in an interview the other day, when she was asked about the possibility that Bergdahl deserted:
CLINTON: It doesn’t matter how they ended up in a prisoner of war situation.
SAWYER: It doesn’t matter?
CLINTON: It does not matter – we bring our people home!
It mattered during WWII, when Eddie Slovik deserted. He was executed by firing squad.
Finally, there’s the curious case of all the illegal alien children who are showing up in Texas, from Guatemala and other Central American countries. Obama’s administration is flying them to Arizona, to the surprise and dismay of Governor Jan Brewer.
How do thousands of children cross the border illegally? Why are they coming here and why aren’t they being flown home to Central America, instead of to Arizona? The answer appears to be that Obama more or less invited them, what with his illegal amnesty for “Dreamers” and other illegal aliens and his refusal to enforce the law and secure the border:
[L]ured by news reports in their home countries that a feckless Obama administration has essentially declared amnesty for illegal aliens, thousands of women and children are flooding holding centers in Texas and Arizona.
Since being overwhelmed by an influx of illegal immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border last month, including huge numbers of children unaccompanied by adults, the Department of Homeland Security has been transporting migrants – by bus and plane — from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to sites in Arizona, The Associated Press reported.
One center in Nogales, Ariz., expected to receive more than 1,000 unaccompanied children from Friday to Sunday alone. …
KRGV Channel 5, in the border town of McAllen, Texas, reported that migrants from Central American countries like Guatemala are hearing news reports at home that mothers with children are being welcomed in the U.S. with plane and bus tickets to the interior.
And where are the news outlets in Central America getting the idea that the U.S. is open to all comers?
From the White House, says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“It is a direct consequence of the presidents illegal actions,” he said, “The parents think, ‘If I send my child [to the U.S.], my child will have amnesty.’ That’s what the president of the U.S. has said. It is the exact opposite of a humane approach to immigration or to securing our borders.”
Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans Friday to allocate about $2 million in grants pay lawyers and paralegals to represent minors who enter the country illegally – taxpayer money going to pay for non-citizens.
Obama and his administration, in the meantime, disrespect by continuing to ignore Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican and a woman.
Brewer sent an angry letter to President Barack Obama on Monday demanding that the program of dropping off families at bus stations in Phoenix stop immediately. She called the program dangerous and unconscionable, asked for details and demanded to know why state authorities weren’t consulted or even informed.
The governor said she hadn’t received a response to her letter by Friday.
“I have reached out to Federal Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson for answers. Meanwhile, I reiterate my call on President Obama to secure our southern border and terminate this operation immediately,” Brewer said in a statement.
How do 48,000 unaccompanied Central American children cross our border? How did they first get across Mexico? Did they walk a thousand miles from the Guatemala/Mexico border to Texas? Or is the government of Mexico cooperating in this “operation” by ceasing to police their own southern border and by helping Guatemalan “refugees” to get into Texas? Or are they just foisting their own illegal alien problem off on us, by spiriting their captured illegals into Texas?
It’s passing strange. Stranger still that the media don’t seem interested in the “how” of this curious phenomenon.
Chaos. Distraction. Disruption. Disrespect. Alinsky. Cloward and Piven. Pen and Phone.
06/11/14: About that note–Senator Chambliss was “shocked” by news of the note Bergdahl left, citing his desire to renounce his U.S. citizenship, which was reported to exist by none other than The New York Times but which wasn’t in the file when Chambliss finally was allowed to read it. Now the question is whether or not the administration hid the note and the truth from the Senate Intelligence Committee. There are also allegations that his platoon members were told to lie about the circumstances of Bergdahl’s disappearance. We begin to understand why, suddenly, that note never did exist. Or did it? Cover up?