Please read Part 1 regarding this disturbing and gut-wrenching issue:
9/11 TRUTH SEEKERS: THE ‘LUNATIC FRINGE’ IS WHOM? (Part 1)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On May 25, 2014:
A few short months ago headlines dominated the Internet and some cable network shows over the massive surge of illegal minors coming across the border. An open border by design. Now many are wondering if terrorists can come across the border? Will there be another 9/11 in one or more big cities to kill as many infidels (that would be us) as possible?
Well, I hate to tell folks, but they’ve been crossing the border for years, blending in with the hordes. If any form of amnesty goes through, likely some will be rewarded with citizenship while plotting to kill as many infidels as they can. Whether you’re talking 8 million liars, cheats and thieves or 20 million, there is no way to do background checks on all of them; not even a fraction.
The latest flavor of savages and barbarians are known as ISIS or ISIL. Animals who have no humanity left, only extreme hatred. Evil in human form who take great delight in murdering other human beings and raping women and children regardless of ethnicity or religion. Satan awaits each and every one of them.
But, are they here?
Four Terrorists Captured on US Border on September 10 – Day Before 9-11 - “Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.” Now, which organization do those known terrorists about to slip into Texas belong?
Military Experts: With ISIS in El Paso, Ft. Bliss in Danger of Terrorist Attack: “The recent increase in security at a key Army base near a Mexican border city where Islamic terrorists are confirmed to be operating and planning an attack on the United States indicates that the facility is a target, according to senior military experts contacted by Judicial Watch.” Those are just the ones they know about.
Isn’t this just grand and why were they not immediately apprehended and questioned? Dem Rep: 40 American ISIS fighters have already returned to the United States
Well, we should all feel safe since the FBI is tracking them! But, somehow in the convoluted games played by FBI and the CIA, those agencies manage to entangle themselves with bad guys who should never, ever have been allowed into this country in the first place.
Tapes Depict Proposal to Thwart Bomb Used in Trade Center Blast (6 people killed and more than 1,000 injured)
“Mr. Salem, a 43-year-old former Egyptian army officer, was used by the Government to penetrate a circle of Muslim extremists now charged in two bombing cases: the World Trade Center attack and a foiled plot to destroy the United Nations, the Hudson River tunnels and other New York City landmarks. He is the crucial witness in the second bombing case, but his work for the Government was erratic, and for months before the trade center blast, he was feuding with the F.B.I. Supervisor ‘Messed It Up’ . “After the bombing, he resumed his undercover work. In an undated transcript of a conversation from that period, Mr. Salem recounts a talk he had had earlier with an agent about an unnamed F.B.I. supervisor who, he said, “came and messed it up.”
“He requested to meet me in the hotel,” Mr. Salem says of the supervisor. “He requested to make me to testify and if he didn’t push for that, we’ll be going building the bomb with a phony powder and grabbing the people who was involved in it. But since you, we didn’t do that.”
“The transcript quotes Mr. Salem as saying that he wanted to complain to F.B.I. headquarters in Washington about the bureau’s failure to stop the bombing, but was dissuaded by an agent identified as John Anticev. “He said, I don’t think that the New York people would like the things out of the New York office to go to Washington, D.C.,” Mr. Salem said Mr. Anticev had told him. Another agent, identified as Nancy Floyd, does not dispute Mr. Salem’s account, but rather, appears to agree with it, saying of the New York people: “Well, of course not, because they don’t want to get their butts chewed.”
True? Not true? I ask again: Why are dangerous individuals with known terrorist ties even brought into this country?
“Towards the end of the 1980s, as the Soviet-Afghan war was coming to its inevitable conclusion, the Blind Sheikh escaped from house arrest in Egypt and paid several visits to the US. Specifically, he fostered a following at the Al-Kifah Refugee Centre at the Al Farooq moseque in New York. Al-Kifah was the local branch of the Maktab Al-Khidamat or Services Office for the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, and was central to the process by which young men were recruited, moved around the world for training and ultimately deployed against the Soviets.
“The CIA has remained tight-lipped about their involvement in Al-Kifah but given the timing of its development, its location and the fact that their agents posing as consular officials arranged the visas that allowed the Blind Sheikh to enter the US, it is obvious that they were at the least happy about Rahman’s growing influence there. In April and May 1989 US officials secretly met with followers of the Blind Sheikh in Egypt, including a lawyer representing the group. The cables recording these meetings were signed by Frank Wisner — the US ambassador to Egypt and the son of the veteran of CIA black ops. A year later the Blind Sheikh moved to New York permanently.
“Six months after that El Sayyid Nosair, a follower of Rahman, assassinated prominent rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defence League and a former FBI informant. A few weeks later the State Department revoked all of the Blind Sheikh’s visas, but nothing else happened to him. Nosair was arrested but the investigation didn’t reach into the question of what was going on at the Al-Kifah. Rahman was never arrested or deported.”
Now that the new player on the block, ISIS/ISL, has shown the world they are little better than savages, it’s time to bomb, bomb, bomb and and send hundreds of millions of our money to groups we don’t even know for sure won’t walk away or use the money and weapons they buy with our money against us over there:
“On September 16 Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted President Obama’s request for $500 million to train 5,000 Syrian rebels, saying the breakdown on the money works out to “$100,000 per [rebel]” for one year. He said that even after all that money is spent the U.S. has no guarantee that the rebels will not side with ISIS for religious reasons, and fight Bashar al-Assad instead of the ISIS insurgency. “According to The Hill, Manchin said: “I have a hard time understanding why all of a sudden we are going to convince these 5,000 [rebels] to turn and fight ISIS, who is fighting the same religious war they are fighting against the Assad regime.”
And fighting is what those people over in the Middle East do best- century after century after century. Religious and tribal squabbles. Murder and mayhem, this one funding that group and some other group funding one faction or another: Top U.S. Military Official Admits: Our Arab Allies Are Funding ISIS
In that piece above, the allegation is made: “As we have exhaustively documented, innumerable examples prove how Washington-backed FSA fighters and ISIS militants were moving closer even before the two groups signed a non-aggression pact last week. In July it emerged that “several factions within the FSA, including Ahl Al Athar, Ibin al-Qa’im” had “handed over its weapons to the Islamic State in large numbers” and pledged allegiance to ISIS. Three leading Syrian rebel commanders also announced back in December that they had relinquished ties with the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council, the military wing of the western-backed Syrian National Coalition, in order to join ISIS.
“Islamic State fighter Abu Atheer also told Al-Jazeera, “We are buying weapons from the FSA. we bought 200 anti-aircraft missiles and Koncourse anti tank weapons. We have good relations with our brothers in the FSA. For us, the infidels are those who cooperate with the West to fight Islam.” In addition, a recent study by Conflict Armament Research revealed that Islamic State militants obtained U.S. supplied weapons, including M16 assault rifles, which were originally smuggled out of Jordan and provided to so-called “moderate” FSA rebels.
“ISIS terrorists also acquired M79 rockets which were initially given to FSA rebels by Saudi Arabia. The rockets, “were part of the arms shipments from Croatia that were meant for the Free Syrian Army. The weapons were either captured, or acquired by former FSA fighters as they joined ISIS,” reports LJR Review.”
However, denial of such an agreement came swiftly: Syrian Opposition Blasts Reports It Signed a Truce With ISIS. Who do you believe? None of the players over there in my opinion. Neither the Outlaw Congress nor the criminal impostor in the White House has any constitutional authority to keep throwing our money at foreign groups engaged in endless conflicts within their countries. All borrowed debt slapped on our backs. Enemies created by different governments - including the U.S. government. Let me quote Jeri Lynn Ball, a meticulous researcher and author of several fully documented books who hits the nail on the head:
“In Stalin’s Russia, notes Mikhail Heller, enemies were blamed for everything; they were used to justify the invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968), the invasion of Afghanistan in 1980, and so on. The Soviet Communists were thus able to manipulate Soviet citizens into supporting government hunts for “terrorists,” “traitors,” and spies, for “liberation wars” for humanity.
“Using Marxist-Leninist strategies, the Russian, Chinese, and U.S. ruling elites have sought to frighten Americans and other populations with the specter of ruthless mass terror. They have created enemies and blamed them for everything including terrorist acts. They have used them ...to manipulate Americans into supporting government hunts for “traitors,” “terrorists,” and these never ending “wars of national liberation.” Their aim is to manipulate whole populations into supporting “wars of national liberation” and achieving not only the sovietization of “liberated” underdeveloped countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq, but also the full altruization and sovietization of the United States and other Western nations.”
How many more enemies are “we” going to create as a result of bombing the hell out of countries in pursuit of one world government and control of oil and natural resources?
ISIS “Made in USA”. Iraq “Geopolitical Arsonists” Seek to Burn Region: “Despite an open conspiracy to drown the region in sectarian strife, the US now poses as a stakeholder in Iraq’s stability. Having armed, funded, and assisted ISIS into existence and into northern Iraq itself, the idea of America “intervening” to stop ISIS is comparable to an arsonist extinguishing his fire with more gasoline. Reviled across the region, any government – be it in Baghdad, Tehran, or Damascus – that allies itself with the US will be immediately tainted in the minds of forces forming along both sides of this artificially created but growing sectarian divide.”
“Ron Paul, speaking Monday with Erin Ade on RT, explained that it is “foolish” for the United States to wage war on ISIS in Iraq and Syria, noting that the new war is a continuation of 24 years of foolish US war in the Middle East. Instead of extending the war another six or more years, Paul says “it’s time to quit” and bring the US military back home. Paul, who is RPI’s chairman and founder, minces no words in explaining his opposition to the US war on ISIS:” Rest at link above.
An opposing opinion comes from Larry Klayman in a WND piece, September 21, 2014: Best ISIS strategy: Nuke ‘em
“Let us finally face it and stop pussyfooting around. We are in a religious war! In the end, it is either them or us. If we intend to have any chance of survival, it is also time that we face reality. Either we kill these radical Muslim ISIS cockroaches – all of them – before they spread like cancer and infest the globe, or in time they will kill all of us. It is survival time, boys and girls. No time for the weak at heart....
“Indeed, in taking on the Muslim caliphate, now being spearheaded by ISIS, we need to take a lesson from President Harry Truman in ending World War II. Showing real grit and leadership, Truman and his advisers correctly concluded that even if thousands of Japanese civilians had to be sacrificed in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this seemingly unthinkable strategy would save countless lives in the end. And, not just the lives of U.S. servicemen who were then fighting in the Pacific theater, but by bringing the war to a close quickly also countless Japanese lives as well.”
Seems to be I remember someone else talking about sacrificing civilians: ‘We Think the Price Is Worth It’: Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price—we think the price is worth it.” And Americans wonder why people in those muslim countries hate us? Some may be too young to remember, but following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the anger by Americans was a huge roar with tens of thousands signing up to “get the Japs”. Americans instantly hated the Japanese because of what political leaders did, not innocent civilians in Japan who had no power to do anything.
Pat Buchanan on Syria plans: ‘Are we again creating more enemies than we are killing?’
And, FDRs famous day of infamy: FDR and the Pearl Harbor attack
“Stinnett spent 16 years doing his research and fighting in the courts to obtain a plethora of shocking documents under the Freedom of Information Act – their authenticity cannot be denied. This link to a .pdf file provides a few of the official documents, i.e., “It (official document) directs the Hawaiian U.S. Army commander, Lt. Gen. Walter Short, to follow an official U.S. government desire: ‘The United States desires that Japan commit the first overt act.’”
“Pearl Harbor was no surprise. “Day of infamy,” indeed.
“While Stinnett should be commended for his commitment to expose the truth and help clear the names of those military officers wrongly blamed, I was shocked by his comment on page 259: “As heinous as it seems to families and veterans of World War II, of which the author is one, the Pearl Harbor attack was, from the White House perspective, something that had to be endured in order to stop a greater evil – the Nazi invaders in Europe who had begun the Holocaust and were poised to invade England.”
“There were 2,403 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor. According to Stinnett, who backs up FDR, those 2,403 Americans were acceptable casualties in order to take America into war. Stinnett goes on to say (same page), “Had the facts uncovered in this book been known immediately after the war ended, and had Roosevelt explained his war strategies and tactics to the families who lost their sons at Pearl Harbor, how different American history might be viewed today.”
“I feel confident in saying that the families of those 2,403 Americans slaughtered at Pearl Harbor with the full knowledge of a sitting president of the United States would not have been very understanding. I was further shocked by Stinnett’s next comments (same page), “The truth that has been told here does not diminish FDR’s magnificent contributions to the American people. His legacy should not be tarnished by the truth. As with all American presidents, Roosevelt must be viewed in the total context of his administration, not just Pearl Harbor.” Quite frankly, I would be ashamed to say such a thing.
“Allowing Japan to “commit the first overt act” – military aggression against America on our own soil – can hardly be called anything but murder.”
One could go on to write millions of words about the tragedies on-going in the Middle East, who is arming who, but the bottom line is the Outlaw Congress - both parties - have allowed the borders to remain open to terrorists crossing over as well as the scum of the earth, rapists, murderers and gang members. Texas State Senator: 100,000 Illegal Immigrant Gang Members in State
What do we do? Depend on the joke called the Department of Fatherland [Homeland] Security? No. Homeland Security is OUR responsibility and if this isn’t the time in history to revitalize the constitutional militia, I don’t know what is. After the latest, massive surge of illegal alien minors crossing the border, good intentioned Americans brought their ‘militia’ groups to the border. The only problem is they have no legal authority to do anything other than observe and perhaps detain some scared illegals until border patrol agents can arrive. They have been vilified by nitwits in the media who have zero understanding of the Second Amendment or the constitutional militia. The author of the piece below refers to them as vigilantes. However, he does make a valid point:
“Just a few weeks ago, a Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants along the border opened fire on an armed man. It turned out the man was a militia member. Not only did the incident pose a threat to the militia member, who dropped his weapon, but the gunfire could have been interpreted by that man as justification for him to shoot back, meaning he put the Border Patrol agent’s life at risk. In addition, the confusion caused by the confrontation with the militia member caused the agent to lose track of the immigrants he was pursuing. So they got away....
“We really don’t need the militia here,” said Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio. “It just creates a problem from my point of view, because we don’t know who they are.”
It is just that type of situation that has worried me since the news broke about ‘militia’ groups heading to the border. For years, many of us have been trying to get the constitutional militia reconstituted by our state legislatures who are woefully ignorant of the Second Amendment and the history of the constitutional militia. Instead, they seem willing to use more Band Aids and depend on DHS and other federal dragoons to save their bacon. Let me repeat: If there was ever a time in our history when the constitutional militia is needed, it’s right now. Not a year down the road, but right now. I urge you to take the time to listen to a six part interview with Dr. Edwin Vieria so we can all get with the same game plan:
Edwin Vieira, the Militia and the Constitution - that link takes you to part I. If you look to the right of the screen, you will see the links to parts 2-6. NOW is the time to go after your state legislatures to get this done. While many legislatures are out of session, getting the constitutional militia reconstituted must be considered an urgent matter. Urgent as in getting the legislation written and into the hopper for opening sessions come January 2015.
Realistically, it won’t get done before then - unless there is another 9/11 or a spate of mini-9/11s which would give the madmen and women in the Outlaw Congress another golden opportunity to crush what’s left of our freedom and liberties. With the way the FBI plays with known terrorists, I feel it’s just a matter of time before more blood is shed on our soil. Our best defense is us, we the people and the constitutional militia, reconstituted with the authority of the state is our best weapon against homegrown Middle Eastern terrorists and ones coming across the border.
Speaking of 9/11, the other night I watched a new DVD titled, The Anatomy of a Great Deception. This film was written by a man named David Hooper who also appears in it. Hooper is just your average American family man who never questioned the official story line about what happened on September 11,.2001. Three years ago, he asked one innocent question about that day. It almost ruined his marriage, made a shambles out of his relationship with family and friends. He was just another nut out there who had the audacity to ask a legitimate question.
Hopper’s film is very well done in that he takes you on his journey but tells you to believe what you can see. His research is impeccable. Not conspiracy theories, but using actual film and interviews from that day. No one and I mean no one who watches that film can come away with the same belief system about 9/11 as they had before they watched it. It’s very painful because as Hooper says several times: no one wants to go there, but he did, asking questions and trying to get answers without losing his mind. Trying to cope with his job, he and his wife welcoming a new baby and the death of his father.
I purchased a half dozen copies because I’m going to give them to specific individuals asking them to view it and then give me their opinion. No pre-judging, just what do you think? For those of us who have been attacked or ridiculed by family and/or friends (and even fellow writers), Hooper’s film is a way to get those you know who don’t want to hear anything other than the official story line to look at what one man went through simply because he wanted to know the answer to his question. I believe Americans can relate to that better than they can getting hit over the head with a sledgehammer.
The Anatomy of a Great Deception: One Man’s Personal 9/11 Journey: “A personal journey of discovery began just over three years ago for businessman and filmmaker David Hooper when he began to ask questions about what really happened on September 11, 2001. The result of his quest is a ground-breaking documentary, The Anatomy of a Great Deception.
“During his search for answers, each question Hooper asked led to another, until eventually he deduced that the official story of how 9/11 transpired simply couldn’t be true. Besides the emotional upheaval of that realization, Hooper faced the added pain of feeling isolated from family members and friends, who shared neither his conclusions nor his conviction that America had been betrayed. So, as a way of reaching out to loved ones, Hooper decided to make the film, in hopes that it would help them grasp the facts that had shattered his worldview.”
One of the new pieces of information in the film I had not seen is a clip by Susan Lindauer. Who is she? Amazon:
“Former Congressional staffer Susan Lindauer covered Iraq and Libya at the United Nations, as a U.S. Intelligence Asset and back door channel on anti-terrorism from 1993 to 2003. Most notoriously, in the summer of 2001, her team warned about a major terrorist attack involving airplane hijackings and a strike on the World Trade Center. Lindauer also campaigned heavily against the War in Iraq, and developed a comprehensive peace framework through her back-channel in the run up to War. This is the story of what happened when Lindauer tried to disclose the true facts of Iraqi Pre-War Intelligence and the 9/11 warning to Congress and the American people. It details the nightmare of her arrest on the Patriot Act and her imprisonment without a trial at the notorious prison inside Carswell Air Force Base in Texas. Extreme Prejudice is a true life spy thriller.”
In the film, Lindauer talks about trucks coming to the WTC towers in the middle of the night shortly before September 11th; that one is a shocker. I have known for a long time about the towers being closed the weekend before that horrible day, but not about those trucks. You can also listen to her (I highly recommend) in a fairly short interview talking about those trucks in detail. Lindauer’s life was flipped upside down and turned into hell on earth. What happened to her should NEVER happen to anyone in our country who attempts to tell the truth - no matter who is responsible for such heinous crimes like 9/11. Laudauer is the author of Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 9/11 and Iraq
One thing I want you to keep in mind if you watch The Anatomy of a Great Deception: Look at the credentials of those being interviewed. Scientists, physicists, pilots, engineers with credentials a mile long. Are they all nuts? Do they all hate Bush? Are they all nothing more than conspiracy whack jobs wearing tin foil hats? Only someone afraid of the truth would say yes. Seeking the truth about 9/11 has been about as popular as seeing a proctologist. Yet, the professionals interviewed in that film have stood firm for the truth regardless of the labels slapped on them. As for the eyewitnesses at ‘ground zero’ and the Pentagon, why would they lie about what they saw? Book deals? None. Fame and fortune? Hardly. They saw what they saw up close and personal.
9/11 is the justification for draconian “laws” like the “Patriot” Act, the NDAA and endless undeclared wars in the Middle East. The truth must be exposed instead of clinging to old lies because they’re easier to swallow. As Patrick Henry said: “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.”
3 - 3 High Level Intelligence Operatives Who Exposed 9/11 Foreknowledge Government ignored repeated warnings from inside the system
- Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over the country. She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent voter ever since. Devvy isn’t left, right or in the middle; she is a constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not some political party. Devvy is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
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Border Patrol Insider: Security Agencies “Are Anticipating a National Crisis”!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Mac Slavo-On September 23, 2014:
That’s the narrative being disseminated to the masses and it’s being done in such a way that anyone who disagrees is labeled a racist, an alarmist, or an anti-government extremist.
But the story being told by the mainstream media and proponents of open border policies in Washington is quite different from the realities on the ground.
According to one retired Border Patrol insider, the U.S. border with Mexico poses a significant risk to public safety and national security. In the following interview excerpt from the Back to the Border documentary posted by Joe for America, Zach Taylor provides a shocking first-hand account of security issues he has witnessed and shares some frightening insights with the American people.
According to Taylor, this entire border crisis is a controlled event designed to shape the perceptions of the American people. But more importantly, it is being used to facilitate what Taylor describes as a widespread national crisis.
In this situation where you have hundreds of thousands, literally, of people coming across the border and you’re only catching a small fraction… If you’re not telling the public that 80% to 90% of what’s coming across the border is not being apprehended and you’re putting their focus on this ten percent that is being apprehended… only showing them the 1% that are 6, 8, 10 years old… and appeal to the compassion of the American people… and not show them the people with these serious communicable disease, the fact that they are known gang bangers… they have the gang tats all over them… because they do not have a conviction in the United States, they’re turned loose…
We don’t know when CDC takes custody of one of these people from Homeland Security and whisks them off somewhere - we don’t know where - what disease they have been diagnosed with. We know it’s communicable… We assume it’s serious.
But that is being kept away, not only from the agents in the Department of Homeland Security, it is part of the controlled event where America doesn’t realize how serious the threat is… and they’re only being shown the compassionate side of the situation… that 1% to 2% of those 160,000 that appeal to the compassionate side of the people of the United States.
What the people don’t realize is that it is putting their own children at risk, because these children are going to be put in schools with their children.
This administration and past administrations have not lived up to enforcing the rule of law with regards to national security and immigration laws.
The problem as I see it… and as apparently CDC, Health and Human Services, and Department of Homeland Security… are trying to make this a controlled situation.
They’re anticipating a large national crisis.
When you see that FEMA is preparing for 200 million deaths in the United States that tells you something.
When you see that the government is controlling the supply of ammunition and that basic medical supplies are in short supply in southern Arizona, something’s wrong.
They are anticipating something drastic.
Either this administration is totally inept, or, they know exactly what they are doing and what’s coming.
Given the evidence and the complete drivel emanating from the White House, Congress and Department of Homeland Security, the entire border crisis seems to be a premeditated action.
It’s impossible to ignore the fact that literally thousands of violent gang members and carriers of contagious diseases are being allowed into the United States without so much as a picture being taken.
Reports of terrorist cells operating on the southern border continue to flood local law enforcement. Even the head of the U.S. military’s Southern Command, General John Kelly, is concerned and recently said the porous border is “a threat to the United States’ very existence.”
Coupled with the fact that we know Homeland Security and the U.S. military are feverishly preparing regional contingency plans that include detention camps and quarantine zones, deployment of military policing assets and a massive domestic surveillance network, it’s not difficult to see that Zach Taylor’s warnings of a coming national crisis may be right on target.
Whether such an event comes in the form of a an economic collapse, ebola virus or similar pandemic contagion, dirty bomb detonations in major U.S. cities, or some other catastrophic attack is irrelevant. Preparations are taking place on all levels of government and are centered not so much around the prevention of the event, but rather, its aftermath.
In short, whatever is coming can’t or won’t be stopped.
Many people now accept this as a distinct possibility and are preparing for such a scenario by mimicking government efforts to stockpile food, self-defense armaments and other supplies. But the vast majority have either fallen victim to the propaganda or simply don’t care. It’ll be these people who will feel the full brunt of the crisis when it hits.
“We can ignore reality, but we cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” -Ayn Rand
I fully realize that most of us Americans cannot fathom a world in which food cannot be obtained from the supermarket or fuel cannot be obtained from the corner gas station or that the power grid could be off line for more than a few hours. Hardly anyone in the national media will even entertain the idea that anything catastrophic could ever happen in this country that would disrupt our lives for more than a few days.
Additionally, the vast majority of pastors and churches refuse to deal with any of these issues and do their best to keep people comfortably sedated. I also know that when you try to discuss these issues with church leaders, you hear such things as “This is America—it can’t happen here,” or “God won’t let that happen,” or “The Rapture will take place first,” and other such expressions of denial. Each time I write my Suggested Survival column, I receive a plethora of correspondence from Christian people chastising me for my “lack of faith.”
Yet, I remind readers that the Old Testament story of Joseph was written “for our learning.” (Rom. 15:4) I also remind readers that the tribulations, which American Christians keep saying can’t happen to them, have been happening to Christians throughout the world for decades. I guess God must not love those poor folks as much as He loves us fat, lazy Christians in America, huh?
Most sensible people know that America’s economic outlook is bleak, the current phony surge in the stock market notwithstanding. For all intents and purposes, the U.S. is bankrupt. We are living on borrowed money and on borrowed time. Every honest economist knows this is true and is making personal preparations for the inevitable. And, by the way, so are many federal law enforcement officers. Many of you would be shocked to discover just how much “prepping” is being done by in-the-know federal agents.
Regardless of the ostriches among us, the fact is, there are millions of people across the country that are already preparing for the “seven years of famine.” I would even dare say that God is NOW relocating much of His remnant in a way that hasn’t been seen since the Pilgrims fled Europe for the new world in America. I know, because I see it every day here in Montana; and this State is not the only place experiencing a surge of pilgrims.
I believe that the next “big event” is going to make 9/11 look like a walk in the park by comparison. A future nuclear war with Russia or China—or both—is a definite possibility. If it happens, about a dozen large American cities, which contain strategic military targets, will be flattened—as well as our key military installations and nuclear missile silos. Woe to those of us who live within a couple hundred miles of those cities and those who live directly eastward of any of these targets.
Even if my concern regarding nuclear war never materializes (I would love to be wrong about this), how long before another terrorist attack similar to 9/11 takes place? How long before there is another Hurricane Katrina or Los Angeles riot? How long before an EMP takes out the power grid? How long before major water dams dry up? How long before a major drought disrupts the food supply? How long before America’s tattered and fragile economy spawns hyper-inflation? The possible eventualities that might spark a serious national catastrophe are so numerous, it is virtually impossible to count them all.
Am I fear-mongering? Absolutely not! Anyone who knows me or who has listened to my speeches and messages knows I am constantly proclaiming, “Fear not.” It is the federal government and its puppets in the national media who are constantly trying to instill fear in the hearts of people, in order to scare us into accepting their Nanny State and Police State. They know people will surrender liberties they would not ordinarily surrender if they are frightened enough.
No, I am not living in fear, nor am I trying to instill fear in others. But I am advocating readiness. Only foolish people would sit back and do nothing to try and protect their families and loved ones in the face of danger. Twice the Scriptures say, “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” (Proverbs 22:3; 27:12 KJV) I remind my Christian brethren: when it rains, it rains on the just and the unjust alike. (Matthew 5:45)
Accordingly, people from virtually every walk of life have asked my thoughts on how they should prepare. Therefore, I will, again, attempt to share with my readers some of the counsel I have given these folks.
First, a disclaimer: I am not an economist; I am not a survival expert; I am not a firearms expert; I am not an attorney; and I am not a physician. For several years, however, I have tried to learn from others. I am an avid reader. My work has allowed me to travel extensively. In fact, I have logged almost 250,000 miles crisscrossing this great country over the last few years. I have had the privilege of sitting at the feet of—and learning from—many of America’s most learned, most trained, and most qualified experts in a variety of fields. What I write today, I have learned from others. I’ve formed my own opinions and priorities, of course, but everything I’m sharing has been said, or written about, before. But if I can share something in today’s column that will help someone be better prepared for the days to come, then my goal will have been achieved.
Analyze your living conditions. Where do you live? Do you live in an urban or rural environment? Is it a big city or small town? Do you live in an apartment or condominium? How close are your neighbors? Do you even know your neighbors? Would you trust them if the electricity was off and they were hungry? How easily could you secure your home? If you live in a cold weather environment, how long could you stay warm without electricity? These are the kinds of questions you need to ask yourself now.
Over the past several decades, masses of people have migrated into large metropolitan areas. More people currently live in urban areas than at any time in American history. While this may be well and good for times of prosperity, it is an absolute nightmare during any kind of disaster. Needless to say, any inner-city environment could become a powder keg almost instantaneously given the right (or wrong) circumstances. And the bigger the city, the bigger the potential problems.
Plus, as I have already noted, if you live downwind of a major military installation during a nuclear attack, you are in an extremely jeopardous situation. And, no, don’t fool yourself: not every area of the country is as vulnerable to fallout during a nuclear attack as others. I strongly encourage readers to purchase Joel Skousen’s excellent book on strategic relocation to see an in-depth, analytical review of nuclear target and fallout areas—along with other helpful information. Go here: Strategic Relocation
If you live in the inner city, I suggest you consider moving to a more rural location. If you can afford it, now is a great time to buy a “safe house” outside the city. If you are fortunate enough to have family or some trusted friends nearby, you may want to put your heads—and some resources—together in preparation for serious upheaval. Obviously, a team of prepared people is much better than being alone.
If you must stay in your urban location, have some common sense plans in hand in the event of a major disaster. Get to know your neighbors: find out whom you can trust and whom you can’t. Keep some extra gasoline on hand, in case you need to get in your car quickly and leave. Have several exit routes planned ahead of time in case roads are blocked. Have a “bug-out” bag containing essential ingredients to live on for at least three or four days. If leaving is not an option, have a plan to secure your home as best you can. You’ll need to think about things such as food, water, medicine, warmth, self-defense, etc. But at this point, to do nothing is absolute lunacy!
Most readers probably know that my entire family and I made the decision back in 2010 to move 2,600 miles from our home of 35 years in the Florida panhandle to the Flathead Valley of Montana, which is located about 75 miles south of the Canadian border in the Rocky Mountains. And I can tell readers without equivocation or hesitation that we are so glad we made this move. For me personally, I absolutely love it here.
If readers want to learn more about what prompted our move to Montana, please peruse the information on this web page: Baldwins’ Move To Montana
Just a word of caution at this point: making a move to a rural State such as Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, etc., is not for the faint-hearted. I would be dishonest if I told you that such a move is easy. It is not. It is extremely difficult and challenging. If you are not absolutely serious about such a move—and prepared to deal with the hardships that will certainly follow—don’t even think about it. And if you are squeamish about cold weather, don’t even think about it. Such a move is not only a change of location; it is a change of lifestyle. If you’re not prepared for that, don’t even think about it.
During a major disaster, food will quickly disappear. Living for over three decades on the Gulf Coast, I can tell you with absolute certainty that whenever disaster strikes (usually an approaching hurricane, for those folks), food and provisions at the store completely sell out in a matter of a few hours. People panic, and within hours, you cannot find food, bottled water, ice, generators, batteries, candles, etc. In a matter of hours, every gas station in the area will be completely out of gas. Not days. Hours!
Furthermore, almost all disasters include a complete loss of electricity. The water supply is also compromised. At that point, clean water will become absolutely priceless. Dehydration becomes a very real and present danger. I remember witnessing a man give an ice vendor $100 for an extra bag of ice after Hurricane Ivan. My wife and I went 14 days without electricity in the aftermath of that hurricane. Believe me, I got a taste of just how precious bottled water, ice, batteries, generators, fuel, etc., can become.
I suggest you have a supply of food and water to last at least three months. Many survival experts insist that a six-month supply is the minimum. Personally, I can live a long time on tuna fish or peanut butter. You can purchase MREs from a variety of sources, as well as camp-style packaged food from many sporting goods stores. Of course, bottled water is available everywhere during normal times. Stock up! Distilled water will store longer than spring water. Plus, I suggest you have some water purification tablets or a Katadyn water filter on hand. And, if you are able, prepare to grow your own food. In cold weather climates such as we have here in Montana, people quickly learn how to construct and utilize greenhouses in which to grow food. Canning food is another very helpful hedge against deprivation. If your parents and grandparents lived through the Great Depression as mine did, this was standard operating procedure.
Get a generator. Keep a supply of fuel on hand. Stay stocked up on batteries, candles, portable lights, first aid supplies, and toiletries—especially toilet paper and toothpaste. I also suggest you never run out of lighters or matches. You never know when you’ll need to build a fire. If you live in a cold weather climate, you probably already have some sort of wood stove or fireplace.
Gas masks, geiger counters, plastic sheets for doors and windows, and iodine tablets are an absolute necessity in any kind of radiation emergency. And don’t overlook the benefits of a good knife. Plus, you can NEVER have too much duct tape.
Obviously, you need to take stock of your clothing. Do you have clothes suitable for extended outdoor activity? What about boots? During a disaster, you would trade your best suit from Neiman Marcus for a good pair of boots. Do you have gloves? Insulated underwear? What about camouflage clothing? These could become essential outerwear in the right conditions. Plus, any “bug-out” bag will need to include spare clothing. And as most folks here in Montana know, “cotton kills.” For extended outdoor wear in cold weather, wool is the only way to go.
Communication and medical provisions are also a high priority in any kind of emergency. How will you communicate with your loved ones when the phones (including cell phones) go down? Portable ham radios are a very valuable resource. But the time to buy (and train to use) one is NOW! A preordained rally point (or safe house) might be something to think about. And what about medical supplies? Do you have enough medical supplies to take care of routine (and not-so-routine) emergencies? What about your prescription drugs? How long could you function if you were cut off from your druggist for any length of time? Also, seriously consider learning about natural, herbal medicines. Those plants growing in your “back forty” might just cure a headache, stop bleeding, or even save your life. Think about it now.
And one more suggestion while we’re on this subject: the best resources in the world are of little use if one is physically incapable of making good use of them. In other words, GET IN SHAPE. During any kind of emergency situation, physical exertion and stamina become immensely important. Plus, good health will keep the need for medical treatment and prescription drugs at bay.
I suggest you have at least some cash on hand. Just about any and all disasters will result in banks being closed for extended periods of time. That also means credit card purchases being suspended. You need to have enough cash to be able to purchase essential goods (if they are even available) for an undetermined amount of time.
Of course, some survival gurus insist that during any cataclysmic climate, precious metals will become the only reliable currency. A little gold and silver could go a long way in a prolonged emergency. And right now is a great time to buy gold and silver. Current spot prices are extremely deflated and won’t stay this low forever.
In fact, in a disaster, what is considered a valuable commodity can change rather quickly, as the barter system takes a life of its own. What is valuable is determined by what you need and how badly you need it. In a prolonged disaster, simple things such as toilet paper, canned goods, ammunition, and clothing could become extremely valuable; while cars, video games, televisions, etc., could be reduced to junk status. In antiquity, wars were fought over things such as salt. You might be surprised to learn that there are already active barter groups in your area. I suggest you establish a relationship with these people now.
Speaking of cars, remember that during a prolonged national emergency that might involve some sort of nuclear attack or widespread civil unrest, an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) might be employed; in which case, most every late model vehicle would be completely inoperable. Accordingly, if one can keep an older, pre-computer-age vehicle in good working order, he or she might be driving the only non-government vehicle capable of going anywhere. Of course, you might not want to drive it to town, if that is the case.
Needless to say, during any kind of disaster, your safety and protection will be completely up to you. If you really think that the police are going to be able to protect you during an upheaval, you are living in a dream world.
In the New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Ferguson emergencies, many people found that police protection was non-existent. Lawless gangs quickly took control of the streets, and people were left to either defend themselves or swiftly become the helpless prey of violent marauders. In fact, in New Orleans, some of the policemen actually abandoned their oaths to uphold the law and joined with the criminals, turning their weapons against the public.
Face it, folks: in any kind of disaster, you must be able to defend yourself or you and your family will be meat for these animals of society that will quickly descend without mercy upon the unprepared, unsuspecting souls around them. This requires that you be armed. It also requires that you be skilled enough to be able to efficiently use your arms. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you purchase firearms sufficient to keep you and your family safe, and also that you practice sufficiently to know how to use them.
Now, when it comes to a discussion of which firearms are preferable for self-defense, the suggestions are as varied as the people who proffer them. These are my suggestions:
I believe every man (along with his wife and children of adequate age) should be proficient with the following firearms: a handgun in .38 caliber or above, a .22 rifle, a center-fire bolt-action hunting rifle, a semi-automatic battle rifle, and a shotgun.
My personal preference for a self-defense handgun is a Glock pistol in either .40 or .45 caliber (models 22 and 23 in .40 caliber and models 21 and 30 in .45 caliber). Of course, the 1911 .45 ACP (I prefer Colt, Kimber, or Springfield Armory) is also proven to be very effective. I will also admit to sometimes carrying a 9mm Glock (models 19 and 22) or a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver. My two favorites in this caliber are the Model 66 with a 2 ½-inch barrel and the Model 586 with a 4-inch barrel. My wife prefers to carry a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver in the snub-nose, J-frame configuration. But this is primarily due to the reduced weight of these weapons for carry purposes. If needed, she could make a good accounting of herself with the Glock 19.
If you are someone who has never owned and seldom fired a handgun, I recommend you buy a Glock. They are as simple as revolvers to operate, reliable, and almost indestructible. Plus, they provide increased magazine capacity, and are safe. They are also very easy to disassemble and clean. And, yes, I will admit that for some people a revolver might be the preferred handgun. It has no external magazine to worry about losing; it is very dependable and reliable; it is easy to clean; and it is simple to operate. In a revolver, my suggestion would be either Smith and Wesson or Ruger.
Of course, in dangerous game territory, you will need the power of a 10mm (the Glock 20 shines here), .45 Long Colt, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, or even a .454 Casull. These calibers are not for the limp-wristed, but when one is facing a brown bear, it is what one will need to survive. Plus, when your life is on the line, you’ll never feel the recoil.
For a .22 rifle, I really like the Ruger 10/22. A Marlin tube-fed .22 is also very effective. The CZ bolt-action .22 just might be the most accurate factory .22 on the market. For a hunting rifle, my suggestion is either a .270 or .30-06 caliber bolt-action rifle. I prefer the Remington Model 700 BDL or Browning X-Bolt, but there are several fine weapons in this configuration and caliber by numerous manufacturers. In dangerous game territory, a Marlin .45-70 could be a lifesaver. For a battle rifle, I suggest an AR-15-style firearm in 5.56 caliber or a .308 Springfield M1A. For a shotgun, I suggest a 12-gauge pump or semi-automatic. In a pump shotgun, I prefer a Winchester Model 1300, which is not made anymore. So, you’ll probably have to choose between Mossberg and Remington. In the semi-auto configuration, Mossberg is currently making some fine shotguns. For ladies, however, a 20-gauge shotgun is probably a better choice, and at “bad breath” range (where a shotgun shines, anyway), it is just as lethal.
Whatever you choose, practice with it to the point that you are able to use it proficiently. And be sure you stock up on ammunition (good luck finding .22). A gun without ammo is reduced to being either an expensive club or a cumbersome paperweight.
Go to your local independent sporting goods store (I don’t recommend the large national chain stores to do your firearms shopping) and get to know your hometown firearms dealer. Most of these people are kind and helpful folks who will be more than happy to assist you in finding exactly what type of firearm is suitable for you and your family.
I firmly believe that man is created to have fellowship with his Creator-God. I really don’t know how people can face an uncertain future without the spiritual knowledge, wisdom, comfort, and power that is made available through Jesus Christ. I believe the maxim is true: “Wise men still seek Him.” I strongly suggest that you seek to possess a personal relationship with God’s only begotten Son. In truth, spiritual preparation is far and away the most important preparation of all. Accordingly, be sure to pack a copy of God’s Word in your survival gear.
And if you have not been able to find a local church where the pastor isn’t afraid to deal with the kind of issues like I am dealing with in this column, I invite you to worship online with us at Liberty Fellowship. People all over America who are tired of these 501c3, establishment churches—that have no clue as to what is going on and who wouldn’t take a stand if they did—are tuning in to hear my messages at Liberty Fellowship every Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm Mountain Time. We also archive all of my messages online. Here is the website: Liberty Fellowship
Plus, we also recently launched the Liberty Church Project, through which we are helping pastors and churches break free from the 501c3 government church status and revive the independent patriot pulpit and liberty church once again. If you seriously want to help launch a non-501c3 church where you live, please go our website and fill out the online application. Go here: Liberty Church Project
That we are facing challenging days is a certainty. Exactly what that means is yet to be determined. I trust that some of my suggestions will help you be better prepared for what lies before us. Plus, here is an excellent website chock-full of great suggestions and resources for all things survival. Check it out: Survival Blog.com
I am sure that I have left out several items that others more qualified than I would include. I welcome their suggestions, as I am always desirous to learn from those who are wiser and more experienced. In the meantime, remember your Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared.”
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