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3Com-Huawei Merger Would Threaten National Security

Posted by Joshua Price on November 30, 2007

According to Bill Gertz from The Washington Times today:

U.S. intelligence agencies informed a Treasury Department-led review committee recently that a merger between 3Com and a Chinese company would threaten U.S. national security, The Washington Times has learned.
Bush administration intelligence officials said the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) recently submitted a required threat assessment to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, known as CFIUS, which is conducting a 30-day investigation of the proposed deal between 3Com and China’s Huawei Technologies.
The assessment, which is classified, described the deal as posing a “threat” to U.S. national security, according to officials familiar with the document.
“The deal is in trouble,” said one official, who noted that pro-business officials who in the past dismissed critics of the deal are now worried the merger will be blocked because of the assessment.

This becoming eerily similar to the Dubai Ports deal from last year. Remember how we were told that there was nothing to worry about but we the people didn’t let up, and as a result we were able to stop it. We are seeing the same thing happen with this case only there are more skeletons in this closet as opposed to the Dubai deal.

What this clearly illustrates is something that I have been trying to get across here: many businesses today, especially the multinational corporations, have no allegiance to America and therefore don’t care about potentially compromising national security in the pursuit of a bigger bottom line. You see, their allegiance lies in the profits of their businesses, not any particular, unless we are taking about Middle Eastern, Russian, or Chinese MNCs–they are all about protecting and strengthening their home countries.

This just goes to show you how we have yet to acquire the right mindset that is needed to win this war.

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New Study Shows Growth in Illegal Immigration, Welfare Use

Posted by Joshua Price on November 30, 2007

There is a new study out from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The bottom line of the study is essentially that the illegal immigrant population in America has grown and that many illegals are using welfare.

According to the study, the state of Georgia (where The Conservative Beacon is based) has approximately 900,000 immigrants. Of those 900,000 it is estimated that about 53%, or 504,000 are illegals. So this is not just a border state issue; it’s becoming a nation wide problem.

That nation has a whole has an estimated 11,328,000 illegal immigrants which accounts for about 30% of total immigration–both legal and illegal.

Also, according to the study:

The proportion of immigrant-headed households using at least one major welfare program is 33 percent, compared to 19 percent for native households.

The study also found that a significant amount of illegals are using some from of welfare. As an example, in Georgia, roughly 42% of households headed by an illegal immigrant receive some form of welfare. Nationally, the proportion is about 40%.

Does this tell us anything that we really didn’t already know? No, of course is doesn’t. But what it does is help to quantify and put the problem in sobering context.

The illegals are draining the system. Almost half of them are using some form of welfare that they arguably have no right to. If you want to get serious about cracking down on the illegals currently here start denying them welfare and stop hiring them. Rationality dictates that if there aren’t any incentives for the illegals to come here, then they won’t.

How about a little common sense applied to this issue please!

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OfficeMax Caves into CAIR by Pulling Advertising from Michael Savage’s Show

Posted by Joshua Price on November 29, 2007

OfficeMax has joined Citrix Systems in ceasing its advertising relationship with The Savage Nation radio program–a show hosted by conservative talker Michael Savage.

So why have they pulled their advertising slots from Savage’s show? Because CAIR–The Council on American-Islamic Relations–was offended comments made by Savage on his October 29, 2007 show. So what did he have to say:

“I don’t think you understand how grave the situation is. We are threatened from a retrograde, throwback Islamofascism, and make no mistake about it: it is not going away. Their bible is the Koran, our bible is the U.S. Constitution. We’re never going to give up our freedoms for this throwback religion.

Let be very clear: I’m not going to put my wife in a hijab and I’m not going to put my wife in a burqa, and I’m not getting on my all-fours and praying to Mecca. And you can drop dead if you don’t like it! You can shove it up your pipe!

I don’t want to hear anymore about Islam; I don’t want to hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I’m sick of you!

That’s what I’d like to say, but since I since I have no audience and since I don’t exist, that will not be heard by anyone.”

Savage continued later:

“I’m so sick of them! I’m so sick of the brainwashing about Islam and Muslims, and the Koran! Shove it! Shove it all! I’m sick of it!

I have never lived through a brainwashing like I’ve lived through for the last five years. Every day another story sweet-selling Islam and the Koran, it goes in the face–it’s so counterintuitive.

Wherever you look on the earth there is a bomb going off or a car going up in flames, and its Muslims screaming for the blood of Christians or Jews, or anyone they hate. And every day we’re told the opposite here. Everything we know to be true we’re told, ‘No, don’t believe what your mind tells you. Believe what the diversity trainers tell you. Believe what the government tells you: it’s a religion of peace.’

Well why don’t they prove it’s a religions of peace? Why don’t they put down their hateful little book for a few minutes and tell us why when we pick up their hateful little book–I can read chapter and verse. I can see what it says in their book of hate . It says that if you see a stranger who is not a Muslim either convert him or kill him!

You want me to quote the Sutra? I’ll quote the Sutra! Page after page after page is about religion–a religion that teaches convert or kill; a religion that says oppress women, kill homosexuals, kill the Jew, kill the Christian, kill the infidel! Page after page after page after page, and we’re supposed to sit here and listen to this rubbish about a religion of peace. And every day Bush brings in thousands more of these throwbacks–throwbacks wearing medieval costumes, walking around spitting on the ground every time they see a Christian or a Jew, or a so-called infidel.

These throwbacks think they’re better than you, underneath it all. And ninety percent of them are on welfare. Ninety percent of them come in here and all they do is breed more bombers, more bombers and more bombers. And you’re telling me this is the same country?

There, I gave it to you from the bottom of my heart. If you don’t like it it’s too damn bad. You can go write the FCC.”

Finally! Do you realize what Michael Savage did on that program? For the first time someone accurately, succinctly and unapologetically identified and described our enemy in the War on Terror.

I don’t give a damn if CAIR is offended by that! They may have a right to be offended and protest Savage’s show, but here’s a tip CAIR: try focusing on rehabilitating your fellow practitioners of the religion of peace who are blowing things up and killing innocent people, including Muslims, all around the world!

So what does care basically stand for? Well this pretty much sums it up:

As WND reported, the founder of CAIR, the leading Islamic lobby group, reportedly told a group of Muslims in California they are in America not to assimilate but to help assert Islam’s rule over the country. CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper also has said, in a newspaper interview, he hopes to see an Islamic government over the U.S. some day, brought about not by violence but through “education.”

There is another interesting component to this story though. Where is Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity on all of this? I mean remember how all we heard about–rightfully so–throughout the summer was how the Democrats would shutdown talk radio via the use of the so-called Fairness Doctrine. Remember how that was going to impede free speech? Well here is a group in CAIR who is trying to effectively censor a fellow conservative talk show host. You would think they would be right in line to back Savage on this issue, right? Wrong.

You see, what I’ve discovered in the last few years is that if it’s not about having a political ax to grind, or about Hillary Clinton or the Democrats, or what may help Republicans get elected, Hannity and Limbaugh simply don’t care.

What I am about to say is going to upset many of you, but it happens to be true–at least based on actions and statements made over the last couple of years. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity are only interested in truly winning the heart of this war if it benefits their beloved Republican Party politically. What other possible reason exists as to why they haven’t come out like Savage has on our true enemy. I mean if they truly recognize who our enemy is, why won’t the speak with such candid and passionate language? Maybe it’s because they’re being politically correct and are afraid of retribution of groups like CAIR? I don’t know. I would like to hear their take on this.

Rush has done a lot for talk radio and conservatism in his early years, but he has become part of the entrenched Republican establishment interested only in his ratings, connections, and power…and golfing.

As for OfficeMax and Citrix Systems, I will not support their products or stores until they reverse their decision. They have a right to pull their advertising out of fear, I have a right to shop elsewhere, and I will exercise that right!

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Islamofascists Target Military Base

Posted by Joshua Price on November 26, 2007

The following story is from The Washington Times:

Fort Huachuca, the nation’s largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility.
Fort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times.
“A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States,” according to one of the documents, an FBI advisory that was distributed to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, Customs and Border Protection and the Justice Department, among several other law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. “The Afghanis and Iraqis shaved their beards so as not to appear to be Middle Easterners.”
According to the FBI advisory, each Middle Easterner paid Mexican drug lords $20,000 “or the equivalent in weapons” for the cartel’s assistance in smuggling them and their weapons through tunnels along the border into the U.S. The weapons would be sent through tunnels that supposedly ended in Arizona and New Mexico, but the Islamist terrorists would be smuggled through Laredo, Texas, and reclaim the weapons later.

This should be all anyone needs to understand that the border is necessarily linked to American national security.

One thing really stood out to me in this story:

“The Afghanis and Iraqis shaved their beards so as not to appear to be Middle Easterners.”

Believe me, this is going on quite a bit. It’s truly frightening to think about just how many Islamofascists have already gained access to this country via the Mexican border, perhaps shaving their beards as a disguise. I wish people would recognize that this a real tactic that is being used!

What is truly frustrating though is that with every passing day our borders remain rather porous, further compromising our security.

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What’s Up with the FBI?

Posted by Joshua Price on November 26, 2007

After hearing Steve Emerson tell us about CAIR being a part of the cultural sensitivity training that some FBI agents have to undergo, the story a couple of months back about the two Muslim youths pulled over in South Carolina near a weapons cache and the FBI basically telling the local authorities that there was nothing to be concerned about (they ended up having some pipe bombs that the FBI said were homemade fireworks), and the fact that the FBI is always quick to jump in and say that we don’t think fill-in-the-blank incident is terrorism related–it’s like we can’t rule out anything else, but we’re quite certain it isn’t terrorism related, I decided to ask former Head of the Bin Laden Unit at the CIA, Michael Scheuer what he thought was going on.

Here is his response:

Re the FBI. I tend to think they are running scared because AQ is in America and they have no idea of how many or in which locations. The FBI is full of smart and talented men and women at the mid-level and below, but the seniors are useless. Their interest is first, the FBI as an instutution; second, their own careers; and third, the United States if they have time. They are also more turf conscious then any other USG agency and the last two directors of the FBI have not been able to equip their officers with any thing resembling a state-of-the art communications or computer system.

More especially, they make no bones about their utter contempt for local and state police organizations. I have worked with a lot of these folks since I resigned from the CIA and they are unanimous in saying that the FBI takes all of their information and gives next to nothing in return.

I thought that a lot more would have been made of NDI Admiral McConnell’s flat out refutation of the FBI‘s claim that there are no AQ cells in America. McConnell basically discredited Mueller and his senior lieutenants and yet the media made nothing of it. The 9/11 Commission should have called for a UK-like MI5, to get the FBI out of the terrorism business and get back to criminal activities.

That should scare us all. I just don’t understand what’s going on with our government agencies! Why are they helping aide the enemy by sweet-selling their culture and by not doing everything we can to protect this great country???

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