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OMG, OMG, OMG!!! obama Regime Allowing PepsiCo To Use ABORTED FETUSES In Their Products!!!

July 17, 2012 2 comments

[TWG: This truly is evil.  I stopped drinking soda pop several years ago when I learned how bad it is for us, particularly with regard to calcium and bones.  Thankfully I’ve never been a fan of Pepsi, preferring Coke for it’s flavor.  This report is deeply disturbing in so many ways.  To know that the obama regime, along with PepsiCo, allows for the consumption of aborted children is absolutely repulsive and evil to it’s very core.  Makes one wonder what else they’re putting into our food supply, doesn’t it?  I’m a huge proponent for natural, non-GMO foods but have occasionally broken my own rule by enjoying a few select processed foods, but this is absolutely the LAST STRAW.  I will NEVER AGAIN eat processed foods and I will ALWAYS find out where, exactly, my (and my dog’s) food comes from. Needless to say, PepsiCo products will forever be banned in my home. This is one of the most despicable and abhorrent articles I’ve ever read.]

(NaturalNews) The Obama Administration has given its blessing to PepsiCo to continue utilizing the services of a company that produces flavor chemicals for the beverage giant using aborted human fetal tissue. reports that the Obama Security and Exchange Commission(SEC) has decided that PepsiCo’s arrangement with San Diego, Cal.-based Senomyx, which produces flavor enhancing chemicals for Pepsi using human embryonic kidney tissue, simply constitutes “ordinary business operations.”Read more:
Here is a list of PepsiCo products.
Breakfast Bars/Granola Bars:
 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars
 Quaker Chewy Granola Cocoa Bars
 Quaker Chewy Smashbars
 Quaker Dipps Granola Bars
 Quaker Oatmeal to Go Bars
 Quaker Stila Bars
 Quaker Yogurt Granola Bars
Coffee Drinks:
 Seattlefs Best Coffee
 Starbucks DoubleShot
 Starbucks Frappuccino
 Starbucks Iced Coffee
Energy Drinks:
 AMP Energy
 No Fear Energy Drinks
 Starbucks Refreshers
 Lipton Iced Tea
 Lipton PureLeaf
 SoBe Tea
 Tazo Tea
Juice/Juice Drinks:
 AMP Energy Juice
 Dole Plus Fortified Juices
 Dole Sensation Juice Drinks
 IZZE Sparkling Juice
 Ocean Spray Juice/Juice Drinks
 Naked Juice
 Naked Juice Coconut Water
 SoBe Juice Drinks
 SoBe Lean Diet Juice Drink
 Tropicana Trop50 Beverages
 Tropicana Pure Premium Juices
 Tropicana Tropics
 Capfn Crunch Cereal
 King Vitaman Cereal
 Motherfs Ready]to]Eat & Hot Cereals
 Quaker Grits
cOatmeal/Cereals Cont.
 Quaker Instant Oatmeal
 Quaker Life Cereal
 Quaker Natural Granola Cereal
 Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal
 Quaker Old Fashioned/Quick/Steel Cut Oats
 Quaker Oh!s Cereal
 Quaker Puffed Rice
 Quaker Real Medleys
 Quaker Whole Hearts cereal
 Quisp Cereal
 Aunt Jemima Mixes & Syrups
 Quaker Oatmeal Pancake Mix
Rice Snacks:
 Quaker Large Rice Cakes
 Quaker Mini Delights
 Quaker Multigrain Fiber Crisps
 Quaker Quakes
Side Dishes:
 Near East Side Dishes
 Pasta Roni Side Dishes
 Rice]A]Roni Side Dishes
 Baked! Cheetos Snacks
 Baked! Doritos Tortilla Chips
 Baked! Layfs Potato Crisps
 Baked! Ruffles Potato Chips
 Baked! Tostitos Tortilla Chips
 Baken]ets Pork Skins and Cracklins
 Cheetos Cheese Flavored Snacks
 Chesterfs Flavored Fries
 Chesterfs Popcorn
 Cracker Jack Candy Coated Popcorn
 Doritos Dinamita
 Doritos JACKED
 Doritos Tortilla Chips
 El Isleno Plantain Chips
 Frito]Lay, Fritos and Tostitos Dips & Salsas
 Frito]Lay Nuts & Seeds
 Fritos Corn Chips
cSnacks Cont.
 Funyons Onion Flavored Rings
 Gamesa Cookies and Wafers
 Grandmafs Cookies
 Hickory Sticks
 Hostess Potato Chips
 Layfs Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
 Layfs Potato Chips
 Layfs Stax Potato Crisps
 Layfs Wavy Potato Chips
 Matador Meat Snacks
 Maui Style Potato Chips
 Miss Vickiefs Potato Chips
 Munchies Snack Crackers
 Munchies Snack Mix
 Munchos Potato Crisps
 Natural Cheetos
 Natural Layfs
 Natural Ruffles
 Natural Tostitos
 Nut Harvest Nuts
 Quaker Breakfast Cookies
 Quaker Snack Mix
 Quaker Soft Baked Cookies
 Rold Gold Pretzels
 Ruffles Potato Chips
 Sabra hummus, dips and salsas
 Sabritones Puffed Wheat Snacks
 Santitas Tortilla Chips
 Smartfood Popcorn
 Smartfood Popcorn Clusters
 Smartfood Selects Popped Chips,
Puffed Corn and Popcorn
 Spitz Seeds
 Stacyfs Pita and Bagel Chips
 SunChips 6 Grain Medley snacks
 SunChips Multigrain Snacks
 Tostitos Artisan Recipes Tortilla Chips
 Tostitos Multigrain Tortilla Chips
 Tostitos Tortilla Chips
Soft Drinks:
 Citrus Blast
 Diet Pepsi
 Diet Mountain Dew
 Diet Sierra Mist
 Manzanita Sol
 Mountain Dew
 Mug Soft Drinks
 Pepsi MAX
 Pepsi NEXT
 Sierra Mist Natural
Sports Nutrition:
 Gatorade G Series Prime 01
 Gatorade Thirst Quencher . G Series Perform 02
 Gatorade G Series Recover 03
 Gatorade G2
 Gatorade Natural
 Gatorade G2 Natural
 Gatorade G Series FIT Prime 01 Pre]Workout Fuel
 Gatorade G Series FIT Perform 02 Workout Hydration
 Gatorade G Series FIT Recover 03 Post]Workout
 Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Nutrition Shake
 Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Nutrition Bar
 Gatorade G Series PRO 01 Carbohydrate Energy
 Gatorade G Series PRO 02 Endurance Formula
 Gatorade G Series PRO 02 Perform Gatorlytes
 Gatorade G Series PRO 03 Protein Recovery Shake
 Gatorade G Series PRO Prime +
 Gatorade G Series PRO Recover +
 Aquafina FlavorSplash
 Propel Zero
 Propel Zero Powder
 SoBe Lifewater 

Police Murder Innocent Homeowner When He Answers 0130 Knock on Door With Gun In Hand.

July 16, 2012 1 comment

Deputies Knock On Wrong Door At 1:30AM At Night, Shoot & Kill Man Who Answers With Gun

Sheriff’s deputies who failed to identify themselves when knocking on a man’s door at 1:30AM at night immediately shot and killed the homeowner after he allegedly opened his door with a gun in hand.

The man who was murdered, 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott, was described by neighbors as a good person and “very nice guy.”

The deputies realized later they got the wrong house, but for good measure they searched the man’s apartment and found drugs, which apparently justifies their murdering him randomly.

The police are entirely unapologetic. Lt. John Herrell said of the incident, “The bottom line is, you point a gun at a deputy sheriff or police office, you’re going to get shot.”

For police who refuse to identify themselves to point their guns at you is A-OK, yet for you to do the same in self-defense is grounds for summary execution.

In contrast with this gang of criminals, a 92-year-old Toledo woman who found herself in the same situation just the other day actually shot an officer in the side of his head, yet the Toledo police chose not to press any charges against her, as Police Sgt. Joe Heffernan said, “I don’t think it meets all the culpability standards for felonious assault on a police officer.”

Indeed, 26-year-old Andrew Lee Scott had ever right to open his door fully armed, and, at least if he was in a state where the Castle Doctrine was recognized, he may have even had the right to use deadly force in defending himself from the police’s illegal armed invasion.

See the additional video report here.



.Vanderboegh warns of civil war if UN small arms treaty enforced

July 12, 2012 3 comments

The continually developing story of the two U.N. treaties that [obama and hitlery]  intends to sign continues to provoke controversy around the country today. The two treaties, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) or “small arms treaty,” have created a firestorm of protest among citizens who see both as a threat to American freedom and U.S. sovereignty.

Today the controversy continues as one nationally known blogger and investigative reporter stated that if the small arms treaty is signed by Obama and approved by the Senate, the first time that the government attempts to enforce it will lead directly to civil war.

Among gun rights and liberty enthusiasts, Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars became a household name along with National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea when the two broke the story of the gargantuan Fast and Furious scandal in December of 2010.

The scandal has so engulfed the Obama administration that Attorney General Eric Holder was found in to be in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over to Congress key documents that are needed to complete the ongoing investigation. Holder is the first attorney general in U.S. history to be held in contempt.

Vanderboegh commented today on the controversial U.N. small arms treaty, stating that he has concluded that he will not worry about the issue. However, he issued the following warning:

This is one of a hundred things I refuse to worry about. Let ’em pass it and sign the damn thing. The first time they use it for an excuse to further circumscribe our rights here, somebody will likely get shot, and so on, and so on, until the civil war they start is won by the Three Percent.


And before you say “That can’t happen here! Treaties must be ratified by the senate!”  You’re wrong.  Here’s how those beasts are going to accomplish their diabolical schemes:


* During the Revolutionary War, only THREE percent of the people actually fought against Great Britain.

* Only TEN percent of the citizens actively supported that three percent.

* Approximately TWENTY percent considered themselves to be on the side of the Revolution, but they did not actively participate.

* Toward the climactic end of the war, approximately THIRTY percent actually fought on the side of the British.

* The rest of the citizens had no disposition either way. They didn’t care. They didn’t want anything to do with what they deemed to simply be a political issue.

The sanctity, liberty, and freedoms of this nation were brought about by the unselfish, honorable, patriotic, committed, and determined acts of a mere 3%.

This three percent didn’t let the comforts of life blind them to the eternal significance of freedom. They didn’t allow evil speaking to sway what their heart told them was true. They didn’t postpone their actions for a more convenient time. They didn’t value their own life over the life and liberty of their fellow citizens.

In many cases, they sealed their testimony of Freedom, Liberty, and Choice with their blood and the blood of their families. Although it was only three percent, it was still sufficient to create a nation which was to be an example to all the rest of the world of a truly free republic. This three percent laid the foundation of the most powerful and prosperous nation on the earth. This valiant three percent manifested to the entire nation, and surely even the world, the unalienable value of hope, faith, family, virtue and freedom.

Here’s some current figures, courtesy Dave Posh. Thank You, Dave.

Interesting information. Using these percentages, along with today’s USA population number from the 2010 census (308,745,538), we can calculate how many people would be needed today to defend Freedom, Liberty, and our Constitution from our oppressors.

We would need 9,262,366 (3%) people to fight for our Constitution.
We would need 30,874,554 (10%) people to actively support the Constitution.
We would need 61,749,108 (20%) people to be on the side of the Constitution.
There would be 92,623,661 (30%) people that would be on the side of our oppressors.
And, the 114,235,849 (37%) remaining would be apathetic.

DAMNED STRAIGHT.  Do the math.

I’m not the only American citizen who will fight this crap until there is no oxygen left in my lungs. 



[TWG: With Iran on the so-called “Human Rights Council” at the UN, is it any surprise they will be calling shots on the Arms Trade “negotiations” at the UN?  The UN is a cauldron of evil that should be banned from the United States forever.  On the same issue, WATCH HITLERY. She’s using the syria conflict to relinquish our veto powers at the UN. Watch what that evil monster does. She’s selling us out.  I’m FED UP with so-called “gun rights advocates” saying this can’t happen here. IT IS HAPPENING. It’s happening RIGHT NOW. PAY ATTENTION.]


Iran Named to Group Overseeing U.N. Arms Treaty Conference; ‘Like Choosing Bernie Madoff to Police Fraud’

July 9, 2012
( – Iran has been chosen as a member of the “bureau” overseeing a month-long United Nations conference in New York aimed at finalizing a controversial global “arms trade treaty.” 

The move, which came as the conference got underway last week but received virtually no attention, is the latest example of Iran taking up leadership positions at the United Nations despite its defiance of Security Council resolutions relating to its nuclear program….(Con’t)



OMG. THIS TRULY IS HORRIFYING. 9-Month-Old Baby Dies After Being Injected With Massive Amounts of Cocaine and Heroin By Babysitters

[TWG Note: These vermin need to be put to death. No appeal, no mercy and no delay.  This is extremely troubling. What kind of savage BEASTS could do such a thing to an innocent baby…]

Philadelphia Couple Accused of Injecting 9 Month Old Baby Milton Galarza Rojas with Heroin and Cocaine Oscar Sanchez Rivera, Viameri Santana Berrios

Oscar Sanchez-Rivera, 24, and Viameri Santana-Berrios, 27 (Source: Daily Mail)

A Philadelphia couple will stand trial in the death of a 9-month-old baby who died of a drug overdose after being injected with massive amounts of heroin and cocaine.

In a horrifying discovery, Doctors found “track marks” — bruises left from needle punctures — on the child’s hands and feet, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The child’s aunt, Viameri Santana-Berrios, 27, and Oscar Sanchez-Rivera, 24, were looking after baby Milton Galarza-Rojas when he died.

It is unclear exactly much cocaine and heroin was injected into the baby but a medical examiner reportedly told a Philadelphia court that Rojas had so many drugs in his body that he compared him to a “drug mule.”…(Con’t)


Who Voted On HR 3541 – Murdering Babies Solely Because Of Their Gender

May 31, 2012 1 comment

H.R. 3541: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012
Sponsor: Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ)

Co Sponsors:

Rep. Todd Akin [R-MO2]
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R-MD6]
Rep. Rob Bishop [R-UT1]
Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6]
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7]
Rep. Dan Boren [D-OK2]
Rep. Charles Boustany [R-LA7]
Rep. Kevin Brady [R-TX8]
Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10]
Rep. Dan Burton [R-IN5]
Rep. Steven “Steve” Chabot [R-OH1]
Rep. Howard Coble [R-NC6]
Rep. Tom Cole [R-OK4]
Rep. Rick Crawford [R-AR1]
Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan [R-TN2]
Rep. Blake Farenthold [R-TX27]
Rep. John Fleming [R-LA4]
Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4]
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R-NE1]
Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5]
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R-TX1]
Rep. Tom Graves [R-GA9]
Rep. Andy Harris [R-MD1]
Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R-KS1]
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R-MI2]
Rep. Randy Hultgren [R-IL14]
Rep. Walter Jones [R-NC3]
Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL11]
Rep. James Lankford [R-OK5]
Rep. Robert Latta [R-OH5]
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL3]
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R-WY0]
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R-IL16]
Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10]
Rep. Thaddeus “Thad” McCotter [R-MI11]
Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10]
Rep. Jeff Miller [R-FL1]
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R-TX19]
Rep. Steven “Steve” Pearce [R-NM2]
Rep. Mike Pence [R-IN6]
Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7]
Rep. Bill Posey [R-FL15]
Rep. Martha Roby [R-AL2]
Rep. Phil Roe [R-TN1]
Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL12]
Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA1]
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R-OH2]
Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]
Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21]
Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R-IN3]
Rep. Timothy Walberg [R-MI7]
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R-GA3]
Rep. Addison “Joe” Wilson [R-SC2]
Rep. Kevin Yoder [R-KS3]
Rep. Francisco “Quico” Canseco [R-TX23] (joined Dec 06, 2011)
Rep. Chip Cravaack [R-MN8] (joined Dec 06, 2011)
Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA3] (joined Dec 06, 2011)
Rep. Steve King [R-IA5] (joined Dec 06, 2011)
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R-LA5] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R-MN6] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Sean Duffy [R-WI7] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Jeff Duncan [R-SC3] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Walter “Wally” Herger [R-CA2] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Bill Johnson [R-OH6] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R-MS1] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] (joined Dec 12, 2011)
Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4] (joined Jan 23, 2012)
Rep. Ralph Hall [R-TX4] (joined Jan 23, 2012)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R-MO9] (joined Jan 23, 2012)
Rep. Todd Rokita [R-IN4] (joined Jan 23, 2012)
Rep. Jack Kingston [R-GA1] (joined Jan 27, 2012)
Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8] (joined Jan 27, 2012)
Rep. John Carter [R-TX31] (joined Jan 31, 2012)
Rep. Michael Conaway [R-TX11] (joined Jan 31, 2012)
Rep. Samuel “Sam” Johnson [R-TX3] (joined Jan 31, 2012)
Rep. Jim Jordan [R-OH4] (joined Jan 31, 2012)
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R-TX24] (joined Jan 31, 2012)
Rep. Renee Ellmers [R-NC2] (joined Feb 01, 2012)
Rep. Steve Austria [R-OH7] (joined Feb 03, 2012)
Rep. Jeff Flake [R-AZ6] (joined Feb 03, 2012)
Rep. Robert “Bob” Goodlatte [R-VA6] (joined Feb 03, 2012)
Rep. Tim Griffin [R-AR2] (joined Feb 03, 2012)
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA52] (joined Feb 03, 2012)
Rep. Jeff Landry [R-LA3] (joined Feb 07, 2012)
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24] (joined Feb 08, 2012)
Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] (joined Feb 08, 2012)
Rep. Mike Pompeo [R-KS4] (joined Feb 16, 2012)
Rep. John “Phil” Gingrey [R-GA11] (joined Feb 29, 2012)
Rep. Pete Olson [R-TX22] (joined Feb 29, 2012)
Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ5] (joined Feb 29, 2012)
Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH15] (joined Feb 29, 2012)
Rep. Allen West [R-FL22] (joined Feb 29, 2012)
Rep. John Culberson [R-TX7] (joined Apr 17, 2012)
Rep. Steven Palazzo [R-MS4] (joined Apr 17, 2012)
Rep. Dan Benishek [R-MI1] (joined Apr 18, 2012)
Rep. Larry Bucshon [R-IN8] (joined May 09, 2012)
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R-NJ2] (joined May 09, 2012)
Rep. Paul Gosar [R-AZ1] (joined May 16, 2012)

Read Bill Text:


246 Voted to pass this bill and ban gender selective abortions  (226 R’s and 20 D’s)
168 Voted to continue gender discrimination and murdering babies based on gender selection (7 R’s and 161 D’s)  (WOW…. Surprised to see that Ron Paul voted to continue murdering babies based on gender!)

17 Did not vote (8 R’s and 9 D’s)

See list of votes here:


READ The history of “planned (anti)-parenthood”:



U.S. v. Heicklen: The Nullification of Free Speech

(Hat-Tip James W. for the forward. Thanks, James!)

Joe Luppino-Esposito

May 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Prosecution for exercising one’s free speech rights is becoming a trend in the current Administration and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

In April, the Legal Center highlighted the DOJ’s outrageous prosecution of Mary Susan Pine, a pro-life advocate. Thankfully, when the rubber hit the road, the DOJ lawyers had nowhere to go, and the suit was dropped. Pine is able to continue her ministry of standing near an abortion clinic to talk to women about abortion.

Julian P. Heicklen, an 80-year-old retired chemistry professor and advocate of jury nullification, found himself in a similar situation. Heicklen, as part of his activism, would stand in front of courthouses with a “Jury Info” sign, handing out pamphlets and explaining jury nullification to anyone who would approach him.

Advocates of jury nullification believe that jurors can use their de facto power to effectively change the law by refusing to convict a defendant under a law that the juror disagrees with. Heicklen specifically advocated against the enforcement of federal drug laws.

So what was the charge? Heicklen was accused of jury tampering, a federal criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months imprisonment (which, ironically, means that the defendant is not entitled to a jury trial). The law, 18 U.S.C. 1504, prescribes the conviction of anyone who “attempts to influence the action or decision of any grand or petit juror of any court of the United States upon any issue or matter pending before such juror, or before the jury of which he is a member, or pertaining to his duties, by writing or sending to him any written communication, in relation to such issue or matter.” An FBI agent posing as a juror approached Heicklen, received a pamphlet, and asked Heicklen to explain what jury nullification was all about. Heicklen was indicted based on a recording of that conversation.

The case, United States v. Heicklen, resulted in a dismissal of the indictment. In a 27-page opinion, Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York dissected the construction of the law and also considered Heicklen’s constitutional claims. Wood determined that the language of the statute requires that the jury tampering be done with a specific case in mind. Although Heicklen, through his activism, wanted to influence the “duties” of a juror, he did not also intend to affect an “issue or matter” that came before the jurors.

The DOJ, on the other hand, encouraged the court to accept a broader definition of “issue or matter” that included speech to a juror on any subject that he might be considering. Judge Wood stated that such an expansive interpretation “would arguably chill protected speech” and “would at most render [the law] facially ambiguous.”

Clearly, Heicklen’s opinion on jury nullification is a viewpoint that the DOJ and other law enforcement officials do not want to be widely publicized. Even a man filming Heicklen, photographer Antonio Musumeci, was arrested for doing so. (Charges against Musumeci were dismissed, and his subsequent lawsuit against Homeland Security was also successful.) But as Professor Paul Butler notes, he and many others have been advocating for jury nullification and have been published extensively, so that any potential citizen/juror could have heard and been influenced by him. If Heicklen was found guilty of jury tampering, could the same be done to Musumeci and Butler for further publicizing Heicklen’s message?

No matter what your stance may be on the issues of drug decriminalization or jury nullification, the right to peaceably and reasonably discuss either matter in public should be allowed without question. To arrest someone for discussing a matter of public concern peaceably in a public place—that’s a crime against free speech.

Posted in Rule of Law

The Troubling Alliance Between Iran’s Ahmadinejad and Venezuala’s Chavez

[TWG Note: We know that Iran flew troops and nuclear materials into Venezuala and they’ve been coming up across our Southern border, unfettered by our wide open borders.  Venezuala…… just 1180 miles off our Nation’s border. Chavez’s intimate alliance with Iran is rather unsettling.

Dangerous pair, Ahmadinejad and Chavez

Iran’s Growing Presence in Latin America

A briefing by Ilan Berman
April 23, 2012

Ilan Berman, an expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, is the vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council and has consulted the CIA and the Department of Defense. He has authored several books, including Tehran Rising: Iran’s Challenge to the United States (2005) and Winning the Long War: Retaking the Offensive against Radical Islam (2009).

On April 23, 2012, Berman addressed the Middle East Forum via conference call.

Tehran’s October 2011 attempt to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington using a Mexican drug cartel has focused international attention on what had until then been a largely-overlooked political phenomenon: the Islamic Republic’s intrusion into the Western Hemisphere. But how deep is this penetration, and what does it seek to achieve?

In his conference call, Ilan Berman named four strategic objectives behind Tehran’s Latin American endeavor:

Loosening the international noose: Squeezed by economic sanctions and increasingly isolated, Tehran has reached out to sympathetic regimes in an attempt to weaken the U.S.-led international effort to prevent it from building nuclear weapons. Exploiting anti-American sentiments in Latin America, the Islamic Republic has steadily increased the number of embassies in the region and built strong ties with the Venezuelan and Bolivian regimes.

Obtaining vital resources for its nuclear project: Having all but exhausted the uranium stockpiles acquired by the Shah from South Africa in the 1970s, Tehran has turned to Latin America in search of strategic resource partnerships and is now mining at several locations throughout Venezuela and Bolivia, albeit to little effect given its highly limited resource extraction capabilities.

Creating informal networks for influence projection and sanctions evasion: Working through proxies in Latin America’s gray and black markets, Iran has sought out funding for its own protégés such as Hezbollah, which is said to be active at the crossroads of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina – also known as the Triple Frontier. In addition, Tehran has sought to leverage the fluid financial situation in the region as a means of circumventing crippling financial sanctions.

Establishing a terror infrastructure that could target the U.S. homeland: Iran’s growing penetration of Latin America has also been manifested in paramilitary activity. In its 2010 report to Congress, the Department of Defense noted that elements of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were stationed in the Americas and engrained in “embassies, institutions, and charities to develop relationships and ties with a well-established Shiite diaspora in the region.” This has given Tehran the ability to destabilize unfriendly regimes and to target the U.S. homeland, as evidenced by the abortive 2011 terror attack.

According to Berman, the incident represents seismic shift in Tehran’s strategic calculations: once reluctant to extend its global reach, the Iranian leadership has proved its readiness to attack the U.S. on its own soil. And while Tehran’s Latin American effort remains a work in progress, so long as the administration fails to devise an adequate response to this challenge, the Iranian penetration – and the threats it poses to American interests and the U.S. homeland – will only continue to expand.

Summary written by Alex Berman.

Related Topics:  Iran  |  Ilan Berman

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SCAM ALERT: Attention Second Amendment Advocates – S 176

David Codrea's photo

Gun Rights Examiner

A “Daily Sanity” email alert sent out this morning by warns gun owners “Concealed carry under attack in United States,” alerting them to the dangers of S. 176, a bill by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.,  that “strips away shall-issue provisions in every state.”

If this bill becomes law, the alert warns gun owners it will “Outlaw Vermont-style [permitless] carry…Establish a national minimum age of 21 for permits; Require that law enforcement be involved in the process (many states simply use NICS checks and county clerks);   Insist an applicant prove (to law enforcement satisfaction) that he or she has a “good cause” for requesting a carry permit…and,  Force applicants to get that same law enforcement officer to certify they are ‘worthy of the public trust to carry a concealed firearm in public.’”

“Insist Congress Stand Up for the Second Amendment,” the alert advises recipients, providing a link wherein they are encouraged to pay anywhere from $29.00 “to fax ALL 100 U.S. Senators” to $175.00, which is claimed has the “BIGGEST IMPACT—fax all 535 Senators and Congressmen, and help our nationwide MEDIA EFFORTS.” (Con’t)


Dallas Black Man Stabs Random White Target Shopper With Butcher Knife

[TWG Note: Police don’t know the “motive”?  I’ll bet it’s initials are “T.M.R.”]


A Dallas man took a butcher’s knife from its packaging and stabbed a random woman shopping at Target on Thursday.
WFAA reported:

Fri May 18 18:39:36 PDT 2012

Man accused of stabbing random Dallas shopper

“I felt something behind me,” said Martha Jones, a Dallas-based lawyer, from her bed at Parkland Memorial Hospital. “He stabbed me in the back and kept walking.” view full article

WFAA reported:

A Dallas man remains in jail after police say he randomly stabbed a shopper inside a Target store.

Police say Antowann Davis, 30, walked into the Target on Marsh Lane around 9:15 p.m. Thursday and took a butcher knife out of its packaging in the kitchen department.

Martha Jones, 29, said she was browsing inside the store when Davis walked past her and shoved the knife into her lower back.

“I felt something behind me,” said Jones, a Dallas-based lawyer, from her bed at Parkland Memorial Hospital. “He stabbed me in the back and kept walking.”

Jones remained in the hospital in good condition Friday.

She said Davis never spoke to her, or even tried to grab her purse. She said she had never seen him before.

Although court documents say Jones lost a lot of blood, she was able to call for help and provide security a good description of the suspect. Dallas police arrested Davis a block away.


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