Tuesday, September 30, 2008

From Other Sites on the Line: 30 Sep 2008


Cross posted from Atlas Shrugs

Hat tip to Frogg from Chron Watch Forum

I spent some time with Lars Hedegaard, President of the Free Press Society and Executive Editor, The Free Press Society and quintessential Dane.
The Fragility of Freedom: The Danish Example

First of all I was struck by how fragile the entire democratic edifice appears to be and how little it would take to demolish it. As has actually happened several times over the course of the first 150 years of our democratizing process that lasted from approximately 1770 until 1915.
Hedegaard's Free Press Society was the first to step up and offer to publish the Random House banned book, The Jewel of Medina. The book's agent went a different way, and I hear the new publisher is soiling his pants.

Watch the interview. I was flabbergasted by his reports of the bi-weekly gun battles between Muslims and Hells Angels in Copenhagen. Grenades, serious weapons .......... the whole thing. And no media coverage.
Hedegaard says the population changes in Europe are irreversible, that nation states will be an empty shell ....

If you think of Europe's future, "Europe is forever changed".
Pamela: "How does this relate to America?

Transcript of interview beginning at :48 =
Whats happening in Denmark? You were outlining the status in the street. Whats going on in the street? You were telling me about gun battles. . .
Lars Hedegaard:
Yes. I don't think it's . . .nobody knows about this outside of the country and hardly inside the country. It's not being reported.
So you think the media is not reporting this?
Lars Hedegaard:
The local media are, but I dont' think the meaning of it is sufficiently being understood. I don't think Americans realize what we are going through in Denmark at the moment. We have weekly gun battles in Copenhagen, in the inner city of Copenhagen.
Your having weekly gun battles in the inner city of Copenhagen
Lars Hedegaard:
Lars Hedegaard:
Between various gangs, muslim gangs and on the other hand we have, you know, Hells Angels.
I like those guys.
Lars Hedegaard:
I dont' know them. They are not fighting over any particular principle. They are fighting over drugs, narcotics, weapons, all kinds of shady things. It's a criminal environment. But I mean, it's very interesting that we never had these conditions before not only in Copenhagen but in the second city of Denmark which is called Aarhus, which is the biggest city in Jutland, where I grew up. There was an incidentrecently where a muslim gang attacked the headquarters of Hells Angels in the city. They threw a hand grenade at the back of the building and when the Hells Angels came out of the front they threw another hand grenade which did not explode. Otherwise, dozens would have been killed. They have had automatic fire, automatic weapons. . .
You were saying they were throwing hand grenades at Hells Angels Headquarters. Now Hells Angels are not dhimmis. Would you say they were?
Lars Hedegaard:
They're not dhimmis.
No. So, they fight back. They don't take a politically correct stand.
Lars Hedegaard:
They fight back because of their criminal interests. So they fight back. But, I mean, even more indicative of what is going on in Denmark is the fact that, I think it was three weeks ago, a gang of Hells Angels marched through the central part of Aarhus. A hundred, perhaps as a manifestation of their power. The next day, a hundred muslim youth marched through our second city under the slogan "this town is ours". I mean, we are on the verge . . .you know the film "Gangs of New York"?
Yes, of course.
Lars Hedegaard:
We are not there yet, but it is getting to that point.
So, let me ask you something. Let's discuss what is irreversible and whats changable. What the trans-Atlantic counter-jihad movement can do in terms of affecting some kind of a positive change. What's irreversible, Lars? What's irreversible in Europe?
Lars Hedegaard:
What is irreversible is that we now have according to the various calculations, we have, uh, some people say 54 million muslims out of a total population of 400 million perhaps. Others who put that figure at a somewhat lower level. But, what is irreversible is that we have now implanted in Europe the population of a culture that is absolutely unwilling to integrate, that is accept our standards, accept our culture. They do not want to speak our language. They do not want to conform to our way of life.
And is there a poisonous fruit in the result of that?
Lars Hedegaard:
Well, it's going to split our societies. The cohesion, the national cohesion of a country like Denmark - and remember Denmark is perhaps the oldest of nation states in Europe. We can trace our history as a nation state back almost to the time of this guy 'muhammad'.
"This guy",(can I have one of your snap peas. . .thank you)
Can I ask you something else, on the irreversible thing we're discussing . ..so, what will be the result of that? Do you see nation states? Do you see cities walling themselves off? Are nation states dead?
Lars Hedegaard:
Well, if you want me to answer something - you sould think of the League of Nations. It was an organization that had taken upon itself to create peace and happiness and understanding and pluralism. Well . .
And we all know where that led.
Lars Hedegaard:
Soon, you'll see there will be a country called Denmark. It will have a government. It will hold elections. It will have public administration, a flag, a national anthem
Atlas: (my fish is better than yours. i just want you to know you've got a funky thing going)
So, you'll have a national anthem - BUT
Lars Hedegaard:
It will be an empty shell. The reality inside of Denmark and all other countries of Europe - all other nation states of Europe - is that they have no cohesion. The writ of the national law does not run all over the national territory. In some parts of the country, another legal system will prevail. . .Sharia law. Another culture. They will have their own armed forces. If you think of Europe's future, don't think of Europe as lost. Europe is forever changed. You have to think of . . .
Europe is forever changed .. .
Lars Hedegaard:
Forever changed. You have to think of the future kings who (?also) during the times of troubles where you have Protestants, Catholics firing upon each other. You'll have enclaves of, or letlwe say, the catch word is 'multiculture' . It is supposed to be a great thing. Multicultural societies know we won't have multiculture. We'll have uniculture depending on where you are. In one place, in one geographical locality, one culture will reign supreme.
In one particular area.
Lars Hedegaard:
Yes. Nothing else will be allowed. So you have these enclaves in perpetual low intensity warfare against each other. From time to time, it will blow up into heavy fighting as we saw in the Balkans . But I mean, that is the nature of Islam. That is the modus operandi of Islam, to undermine the cohesion of societies that are crazy enough to accept a fair number of muslims to enter into the country .
And how does this relate to America?
Lars Hedegaard:
Well, you're in for it.
"You're in for it" , I like that. At least you say it straight.
Lars Hedegaard:
You're in for it. That is , and before you think you'll be in for it. Think in terms of five or ten years you'll have the same thing. I'm even amazed, when you talk about these weaklings in Europe, and indeed we are, we are light years ahead of you in terms of understanding the problem - at least some of us. You don't have an inkling about what you are up against.
Well, five of us do.
Lars Hedegaard:
Five of us. OK, you are one and I know the other four.
Well, listen, you can't really fault Americans. There has been a deliberate misinformation campaign.
Lars Hedegaard:
We've had the same thing. Why can't we fault you?
You can't fault us because you are much further along. You are much further along. Listen, the American people have no clue that we're importing whole communities of muslims that are agitating now in Greely and in Grand Island . When Americans see this, they react viscerally. When they saw that Tysons foods changed their contract , their union contract from Labor Day to the Last day of Ramadan. . .when they heard about that, there was a visceral reaction and they wrote and they called and Tyson Foods back pedaled.
Lars Hedegaard:
So, when the American people know, let me tell you something, they're very - they take action. They have no clue. Unless they know, like the analogy I used previous to the camera, they are like Helen Keller and someone moved the furniture and[video ends]

Posted by Pamela Geller

ACORN - What Is It and Who Are They?

ACORN - What Is It and Who Are They?

By Gary Fouse

ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities."This statement appears on the home page of ACORN to describe their mission. The organization, which was founded in the early 1970s, consists of some 350,000 families and is located in approximately 100 cities in the US, Canada, Dominican Republic and Peru (Take Back America 2007 website). Under the leadership of its president, Maude Hurd, this group is involved in numerous activities including amnesty for illegal aliens and attacking Walmart.

More importantly, however, they are involved in housing issues, voter registration, and advocating for sub-prime motgage loans to low-income home buyers.Maude Hurd is a long-time community advocate for the poor. She has been active in recent years negotiating with banks to re-invest in low-income communities and to provide loans to first-time home buyers.In reality, ACORN is pretty much an arm of the Democratic Party-especially when it comes to voter registration. That portion of their activity has led to numerous accusations in many states of fraudulent voter registration-a charge ACORN denies. In addition, ACORN has, over the years, been linked to radical left political ideology.

This is what Michelle Malkin has to say about ACORN:"This left-wing group takes in 40 percent of its revenues from American taxpayers - you and me - and has leveraged nearly four decades of government subsidies to fund affiliates that promote the welfare state and undermine capitalism and self-reliance, some of which have been implicated in perpetuating illegal immigration and encouraging voter fraud. A new whistleblower report from the Consumer Rights League documents how Chicago-based ACORN has commingled public tax dollars with political projects."And there is this:"In recent months alone, the chief organizer of ACORN was forced to resign over the cover-up of a $1 million embezzlement scandal involving his brother. As internal whistleblower documents recently revealed, ACORN and its offshoots may have reaped substantial financial gains by misusing taxpayer dollars for political ends and by attacking lending corporations for the same so-called "predatory" lending practices ACORN regularly engages in. In 2008 alone, ACORN's voter registration activities have spawned investigations in almost a dozen states, sometimes involving tens of thousands of invalid or fraudulent registrations."James Terry, Chief Public AdvocateConsumer Rights League9-29-08

The above statement is in reference to Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN's founder, Wade Rathke. On July 9, 2008, the New York Times reported that in 2001, Dale was found to have embezzled just under 950,000 dollars from ACORN and affiliated organizations. The incident was covered up and not reported to law enforcement authorities. Wade Rathke told the Times that the incident was kept secret so as not "to put a weapon into the hands of conservatives" (who opposed ACORN's activities). The funds were returned, and both of the Rathke's have since left the organization.Of course, with the bailout mess in progress, largely due to sub-prime loans made to individuals who could not afford to repay them, ACORN's name has surfaced in recent weeks since they have been an active lobby for such lending practices. ACORN's current position is that the financial scandal is due to "predatory lending practices".In terms of voter registration, ACORN has been accused of engaging in fraudulent registration in several states. The Wall Street Journal reported on November 3, 2006 that in the week prior to the mid-term elections, four ACORN workers were indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms to the Kansas City Election Board. According to the article, other ACORN workers have been convicted in Wisconsin and Colorado for similar offenses, while investigations were on-going in Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsyvania, as well as on a national level by the Justice Department.

In addition, last July, ACORN settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State. In this case, seven ACORN workers submitted approximately 2,000 fraudulent voter registration forms. It was revealed that ACORN personnel had literally let their fingers do the walking through the white pages looking for names and submitted some imaginative names to boot, such as Leon Spinks. Three ACORN members pleaded guilty. A King County prosecutor termed it as, "an act of vandalism upon the voter rolls". ("The Acorn Obama Knows" by Michelle Malkin, which was posted on Real Clear Politics 6-25-08) What is really astounding, given the organization's claim of being non-partisan-they claim to get no government funding and are not tax-exempt-is that ACORN's name arose in the draft version of the bailout bill. "The draft bill includes a left-wing giveaway that would force taxpayers to bankroll a slush fund for a discredited ally of the Democratic Party," reads one leadership alert. "At issue is ACORN, an organization fraught with controversy for, among other scandals, its fraudulent voter registration activities on behalf of Democratic candidates. Rather than returning any profits made in the long-term from the economic rescue package, Democrats want to first reward their radical allies at ACORN for their (often illegal) help in getting Democrats elected to office." (CBS News website quoting Republican sources)(In the face of Republican outrage over this provision, it was removed.)It appears that ACORN's claims of receiving no government funding are a bit of a stretch. One of their subsidiaries, the ACORN Housing Corporation, has reportedly received $1.6 million from the Dept of Housing and Urban Development (Malkin). It also appears that their claims of non-partisanship are a joke, to put it mildly. Ms Hurd has been publicly quoted as saying,"Obama is the candidate who "best understands and can affect change on the issues ACORN cares about".

The attempt by the Democrats at directing money to ACORN in the bailout bill puts the lie to the sanctimonious claims of people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid that Republicans have inserted partisan politics into the crisis.Finally, it might also be noted that much of Barack Obama's mysterious years as a community organizer in Chicago are tied to ACORN, with whom he worked and to whom he gave training classes during those years. Stanley Kurtz, in National Review Online, has spelled out Obama's past relationship with ACORN. According to Kurtz's article, Obama was brought into a relationship with ACORN by Chicago community activist, Madeleine Talbot. Ms. Talbot was one of six people arrested on July 31, 1997, when about 200 ACORN protesters tried to storm a session of the Chicago City Council. She reportedly recruited Obama to provide training to ACORN leaders. This relationship with ACORN continued during Obama's years in the Illinois State Senate. In addition, the New York Times reported on May 11, 2008 that while Obama served on the board of the Woods Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, he helped direct tens of millions of dollars to ACORN and other community organizations. (NYT article by Jo Becker and Christopher Drew dated May 11, 2008). It was on the Woods Foundation that Obama worked with former Weatherunderground radical William Ayres.

In summary, it is crucial that voters know about this organization, its questionable activities, and its historical relationship with Barack Obama before they go to the polls in November. Who knows how many bogus voter registrations have already been submitted in preparation for getting Obama elected?The public should also ask itself why the Democratic Party was so intent on getting ACORN into the receiving line for government funding in connection with the (still-pending) bailout bill? It doesn't take a lot of imagination to connect the dots.

Gary Fouse is a regular contributor to Radarsite with his opoular and incisive Fouse Reports.

From Lionheart: The New Battle for Britain

l Quds Counter demo London 28th September

The sleeping English Lions are stirring are you one of them?
The Islamic Kingdom of Great Britain staged one of their annual demonstrations through the streets of London on Sunday showing their support for their Islamic Palestinian brothers and sisters in Israel.

The Al Quds brigade is an arm of the extreme Islamic Palestinian organisation Islamic Jihad that is operating in Israel, so this should show the mentality behind those who were demonstrating on OUR streets at the weekend.

Amongst other groups present in their lines, they were joined by the British wing of the extreme Islamic group Hiz But Tahrir whose open mandate is to transform Great Britain into an Islamic State and who call for Jews to be murdered wherever you find them. The Moslem Council of Britain which is a Government funded organisation that helps to influence policy making within OUR Country, and the extreme Left Wing Political Party Respect that is a terrorist supporting British Political party.

Why these groups are not banned from spewing their hatred on OUR streets is any ones guess, but at least now there is an uprising amongst the people of this Land who have sat back watching this hatred promoted for long enough and have finally said 'enough is enough' and taken to the streets to counter the hate.

This is the start of much bigger things as people start to wake up and realise what is happening to their Country. When they do they will now see that there are people out there already who are standing up and demonstrating for everything the hold dear within their ancestral homeland, which is the protection of OUR women and children and everything the Realm in which we live encompasses.

This is OUR Country so what right have these Molems to be doing and saying what they are on OUR streets?

It's a free for all for them now in OUR Country and all in the name of multiculturalism. Its their right, its their culture, its their religion, lets let them do what they want because it's a part of multiculturalism.

NO, they shouldn't be allowed to do just what they want, just like British citizens are not allowed to do what they want, I think the term for this is ANARCHY

This is National suicide being inflicted upon the people by the political class and then enforced upon us against OUR will by the 'Power of the State', and by their Civil servants who need to put food on their families tables so are actively helping the destruction of their Nation.

When all is said and done they and their families will know what part they played in the genocide of Great Britain just like those who worked for the Gestapo in Nazi Germany knew what part they played in the Holocaust with the genocide of Millions of innocent Jews.

The actions of the Islamic Kingdom of Great Britain and its followers are an affront to the British peoples society and way of life, not only that, it endangers and threatens peaceful minorities who are living in OUR Land. This is OUR Land and any guests or long term residents have a right to be protected by the heirs of the British Isles, just like the Police are now doing by bending over backwards to protect Moslems and their benign religion from even the smallest offence like written words which might hurt their feelings. Moslems in Britain have brought everything upon themselves because of the Koran in which they follow. Protection of others is the hospitality that the British people extend to any foreign natives upon OUR Isles as long as they do not threaten the peaceful co-existence of the people living here and the society to which we belong that has been built over millennia by OUR ancestors.

This is OUR Ancestral homeland no one else's!

Many people now within Great Britain realise that by its nature the Islamic religion and the conduct of its Moslem followers are both highly un-conducive to OUR civilized society and are a direct threat to our living environment.

Moderates/Radicals, if they uphold their Religion then they are one and the same just playing different parts of the ultimate religious agenda within OUR Land which is to transform OUR Nation into an Islamic State ruled by Sharia Law.

The problem has gone way past the point of no return for the Political Class who now serve the interests of this benign religious force just too keep the peace under the guise of multiculturalism, with the real problems of this course of action now felt by the innocent men and women on the streets who are now face to face with this invading religious military political force that is exercising its new found strength and power over the innocent people of OUR Nation and OUR way of life.

The heirs of these Isles along with every other innocent race and creed who live peacefully along side of us have had enough of this evil confrontation from the Islamic religion and its Moslem followers that threatens our very human existence and OUR way of life.

The anti-Al Quds demonstration this weekend is the start of the uprising amongst the people who have said 'enough is enough' we don't want these people on OUR streets, we don't want them to be freely allowed to spew their hatred against us and against OUR peaceful friends, and have decided to leave the comfort of their own homes, give up their days off and take to the streets in protest.

There are hundreds of thousands more people like this out there and its is just a matter of time and circumstances until they too take to the streets in protest.

It must be very unsettling to the minority 300,000+ Jewish residents of Britain to see such hatred towards them actually allowed to be promoted on British streets, but they can rest assured that the heirs of this land stand 'shoulder to shoulder' with them in such uncertain days that we are no living through and not just here in the UK but throughout the World.

Islamic teaching says that the end will not come until all the Jews are killed, that is why all prominent Islamic organisations throughout the World justify and actively promote the murder of innocent Jews just like Hitler did during the Holocaust. They are openly and actively calling for another Holocaust in our generation.

People should look at Moslems and the beliefs and desires they hold dear and realise just what savage barbarians they are just like Hitler and the Nazis were.

Not all those who claim the label Moslem are Moslems just like not all who claim the label CofE are Christian, it is the ones who live by their religion and the teachings and example of their child molesting warmongering false prophet Mohamed.

You will see from the photographs and the video that the Moslems demonstrating on OUR streets were holding placards saying 'We are all Hezbollah now'. Hezbollah is a designated terrorist organisation in the 'War on Terror' and we have these people living amongst us saying we are all Hezbollah.

What would the World say if there were people marching through the streets of London saying 'War are all Nazis'?

It is no different and just as hate filled yet it is allowed and condoned under the banner of multiculturalism.

The inevitable has finally arrived and long overdue and I take my hat off to the leaders of March for England and the U.B.A who have organised an grass roots movement to make OUR voices heard, and to all those who stand behind them and have taken to the streets in protest of everything that is now happening in OUR society, and what OUR Country has become.

In their own words:

U.B.A stands shoulder to Shoulder with Sikhs, Jews, in fact anyone whom unites aginst the new nazism that we struggled through world wars to remove... hence you see us stand besides the jewish flag... if you look at the lambeth palace i held a danish and jewish flag.. as the police thought we was right wing, a right wing idiot would die before hold a isreali flag.

March For England is for England... and in that atmosphere anything that threatens our way of life is against the English... be it terrorists, governments e.t.c... united as one but for Queen and Country

U.B.A is solely against terrorists (islam) over-riding our country.....

this is where we unite... two groups united even though we hold strong to the union jack, and they the St George... it is a strong enemy which via government has slowly started to over-ride our freedom, way of life...e.t.c... so both have united,.. but under an umbrella in support.

Both groups joined SIOE (Stop the Islamisation of Europe) recently when they marched to Lambeth Palace on September 11th to demonstrate against the introduction of Sharia Law into OUR Country.

The time has come for people to stand up before it's too late!

No surrender is the British motto, and may God bless these organisations, fill their ranks and bring other groups by their side (no-Neo Nazi's welcome here thank you) to join forces to let the peoples of these Isles voices be heard for the sake of everything we hold dear now, and for the sake of OUR children and grandchildren in the future.

What would OUR forefathers say about what has become of the 'Realm' that they handed down to us, that which has been handed down from generation to generation for safe keeping and protection from ancient of days.

Deus Vult

Beware: Some colourful English language

Monday, September 29, 2008

Russia Threatens New War in South Ossetia

This complete roundup of the latest news stories from Snooper at Take Our Country Back

The news is trickling in so we will have updates as the day goes by.



-Apparently, Russia needs to "cleanse the area" and two Russian aircraft were said to be shot down.President Bush has asked everyone to stop fighting.

Catch the wave at Memeorandum...and here...


#2Yahoo News: Casualties mounting...

CNN now reporting via Memeorandum...

#5Blackfive...Russia blowing up?

#6Hot Air#7Bash at PD...McCain agrees with GWB...everybody stop fighting...Russia threatens to retaliate after their aircraft were shot down after they invaded...HUH??...LGF again...Redstate again...

#9UHOH! ABC News...
The United States has told Russia to withdraw its forces from US ally Georgia and stop its air attacks on the tiny Caucasus state following fighting in the breakaway region of South Ossetia. [...]That isn't good.TWT...Skye...PD...

--Posted By Snooper to Take Our Country Back at 9/30/2008 12:08:00 A

"Commandments Before the Strike: October 7, 2008" - An Update

The original note from Radarsite to the first article: Once again we have received information of a possible imminent major al Qaeda attack on American soil. And once again we are challenged to make a decision based on the credibility of the sources involved as to whether or not to post this information. We have chosen to err on the side of caution and post any information which seems at all credible. We are certainly very aware of all of the projected dates for major attacks on the US which have - thankfully - come and gone uneventfully. However, each case must be judged on its own merit. And this particular information does, unfortunately, comes to us with some undeniable credentials.

Note from Radarsite to this 28 September 2008 update: Unfortunately, this additional information does nothing to dispel the gravity of the original report. Indeed, if anything, it seems to be reinforcing the previous information, both in terms of its reliability and its accuracy. The potential intended date of 7 October 2008 thus appears to have even more validity than it did when the original article was published by HSUS on 24 September 2008. The bold red highlighting is by Radarsite. - rg

From Northeast Intelligence Network
Analyzing patterns & pre-attack indicators
By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director, & the Northeast Intelligence Network Investigative Staff

28 September 2008: Since we published our article concerning terrorist communications naming October 7, 2008, as a potential intended date for a terrorist attack, we have received a record number of e-mails from people across the U.S. asking for additional and more specific information. In an effort to address the questions we have received, it was the consensus of the members of the Northeast Intelligence Network that we supplement our previous report with clarifications and possible additional indicators we have since developed.

Obviously, we are not going to publish our investigatory methods or detail our vetting process, as doing so would be counter-productive. Simply put, the terrorists and their supporters read our site too. We will, however, provide some details that we hope will add some clarity to our methods and the contextual implications of the last few postings.

Perhaps the most important aspect of the article we posted on 24 September 2008 that needs to be understood is that we are not predicting a date for the next attack inside the U.S., nor are we predicting a specific location or even the method of an attack. In fact, we don’t predict anything.
We are simply doing two things. First, we are reporting to our readers what is being communicated on Arabic language message boards used by known Islamic terrorists, their supporters and sympathizers. We only report those findings that have undergone a very strict vetting process conducted by trained investigators, researchers and analysts. Factors we use for that vetting process include but are not limited to the venue in which the communication was published, the “profile” of the author, replies, responses and links to the post, if any, and other factors of a non-disclosable nature.

Secondly, we provide an analysis based on a combination of the results of the vetting process and further analysis using historical data and identified patterns relative to previous attacks (both successful and disrupted) by Islamic terrorists. Since the attacks against the U.S. seven years ago, various forums, message boards, data repositories, uploading sites, and methods of communication have evolved. Numerous sites have come and gone, some have become password protected, while others have been set-up merely as a propaganda tool and are generally devoid of any actual intelligence value. Within this period, however, certain patterns have become evident. These patterns themselves have become an evidentiary tool, an important piece of intelligence that is quite often overlooked or misunderstood.

Many do not realize that the U.S. has experienced over three dozen attacks or attempted attacks by Islamic terrorists since 9/11, and many more on a global scale. By correlating postings on terrorist forums with the timing of disrupted attacks, and large scale attacks in London and Madrid, for example, certain pre-attack indicators can be discerned. We publish those messages that meet such qualifying criteria for your information and review.

ADDITONAL INFORMATION: Directives for Islamic terrorist attack in U.S. appear on the Internet
Although this post references a very specific date, it is never advisable to rely solely on open data, or consider a specific date as absolute. Since we published the article containing this information, however, analysts have found additional references to an event (or events) expected to occur on or about October 7, 2008. Such additional information increases the possibility that something appears to be planned around that time, or in the near term. Therefore, it is our consensus that the threat window could be anytime from the present and extend into early November. Terrorists might time an attack or attacks to take place close to our November elections, such as we saw in Madrid.

It should also be noted that while operations appear to be focused on locations within the U.S., assets of the U.S. located throughout the world and our allies are also targeted. We just saw this with the bombing of the U.S. owned Marriott in Islamabad. Comprehensive analysis indicates that concurrent attacks abroad and in the U.S. cannot be ruled out.

It is interesting and quite relevant that certain postings have addressed the likelihood of Arabic language forums being shut down at the time of (or perhaps as a consequence of) such an event. Members of various forums have been asking where they will meet (in terms of a forum location) after Ramadan. Obviously these posters believe something is going to happen and the forums will be taken down or infiltrated by intelligence operatives searching for information.
Additional postings on numerous forums are urging attacks to be executed quickly, in order to exacerbate the current economic crisis being experienced within the U.S. The current condition of our economy will act as a force multiplier. Launching attacks at retail chains and malls, for example, as we approach the biggest retail season of the year, will do further damage to our economy. The terrorists are paying attention to our current problems, and are heavily promoting attacking us while we are down.

To be blunt, we are reporting our findings not to alarm our readers, but to inform. We are reporting on the information that is currently out there, although mostly inaccessible to the average person, but present nonetheless. As men and women with families, children and grandchildren, we believe that it is better to let you know what we are seeing – at least that which we deem to be credible after it is fully vetted – than to say or do nothing. The latter is the type and amount of threat information that everyone seems to be getting for their tax dollars, anyway.

Obviously, we would like nothing better than to be utterly incorrect about our analysis, and hope that we are wrong. We are certain that we are correct about one thing: every man, woman and child of the United States are a target or Islamic terrorists, and they are planning on striking us again.

Click here for more about Northeast Intelligence Network

FYI: The end of Ramadan is October 12.
Question: Is this new move just coincidental?

Why the Debates Don't Matter: Part Two

A note from Radarsite: On 9/28/08, Radarsite posted an article Why the Debates Don't Matter in reaction to the news that Barack Obama had just received 57% approval rating according to the latest Rasmussen poll. As usual, after posting it here to Radarsite, the article was sent out to several other venues. One of these venues was Free Republic. At that time I had no intentions to post a Part Two. However, due to the rather bizarre reception this essay received there, I thought perhaps that some of the more negative comments to that article might interest you. I thought this because these over-the-top comments were not coming from Obamaites, or Clintonians, or from liberals of any stripe. That would hardly be news and certainly wouldn't warrant a whole new article to display their obvious hatred of conservatives. No, what makes these particular comments so interesting to me is that they are coming from McCain supporters, from avowed McCain supporting conservatives.

For these folks, it seems, anything but good news is not only unwelcome, but it must be subversive. To be fair, most of these comments came from two or three main sources, and the article was met with general approval by most of the commenters. However, the anger that this article generated among some McCain supporters came as as much of a surprise to me as those rather reasonable and responsible comments we received from those Hillary people in response to that Democratic Conventions flags in the trash controversy.

I would of course be interested in your responses. Once again, I have omitted the identities of the commenters, however, if you would like to follow these comments in the original thread and see who is doing the commenting here is the FR link. - rg


To: Roger W. Gardner
"57% of America approves"
I don’t buy it or the demoraliing tone of this posting.

To: Roger W. Gardner
A troll?

To: Roger W. Gardner
What a crock. Nice try though.

Hey, Obama said he’d take full advantage of the internet :)

To: Roger W. Gardner
Be a defeatest and promotoe liberal dribble.
Pick yourself up off the floor and grow a set instead of throwing in the towel. Your posting stinks.

To: Roger W. Gardner
Sigh... In the good old days, they hung the Tokyo Roses who spread demoralizing propaganda to the troops.

It’s inflated BS designed to demoralize you and have you feeling helpless - just as the poster would like.
There are other debates coming up. The election is not decided on one debate. McCain will get his rear in gear. Pay no attention to the gloom and doomer.

You have to be a complete idiot to post a "We're all going to die and there is nothing we can do about it" vanity. You also have to be an idiot to defend such a vanity. IT SERVES NO USEFUL, CONSTRUCTIVE PURPOSE WHATSOEVER. #1) IT IS NOT THE TRUTH. #2) IT DEMORALIZES

He speaks defeatist liberal. Maybe you are too lazy to see that. Some of us have better things to do with our time than read liberal drivel.
Perhaps you need to get back on your meds?

Or just go over to DU. They'll love your defeatist attitude and your emotional tantrums.

The Fouse Report: 29 Sep 08

Saturday, September 27, 2008
By Gary Fouse
Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism Press Release

Oakland-based imam Amir Abdel Malik Ali during one of his many speaking appearances at UC-Irvine

Below is a press release dated September 19, 2008 by the Orange County Independent Task Force on Anti-Semitism regarding anti-Semitism at UC-Irvine.
Huntington Beach, CA – September 19, 2008
– The Orange County Independent Task Force on anti-Semitism will continue to monitor fresh allegations of ongoing anti-Semitic activity at The University of California, Irvine (UCI). The Task Force consists of Jewish and non-Jewish members of the community, and includes current and former faculty members, religious and lay community leaders.On February 12, 2008, the Independent Task Force completed its year long investigation at UCI. Over 80 hours of interviews, as well as, documents, written complaints and numerous visits to the campus were used in the compilation of the subsequent Report and Recommendations.The complete 34 page report can be found at:http://octaskforce.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/orange-county-task-force-report-on-anti-semitism-at-uci.pdfOver the past several months, the Task Force has continued to receive disturbing reports including the following:
• Anti-Semitic programs sponsored by MSU have continued, with guest speakers ratcheting up anti-Semitic hate speech.
• On March 30, 2008, twenty current and former Jewish and non-Jewish UCI students issued a press release expressing (in part) deep concern “…about the anti-Semitism at UCI that has been frequently couched as false and hateful attacks on Israel. We do not believe that UCI Chancellor Michael Drake has exercised his responsibility as an educator and university leader in response to the anti-Semitism…”
• According to The Orange County Anti-Defamation Leagues (ADL) press release on March 5, 2008:“……The Jewish communities in Orange County and Long Beach remain the religious group most targeted for attack. Unfortunately, many of these incidents continue to occur on school campuses. We are particularly disturbed by those incidents that occur in the lower grades,” said Kevin O’Grady, ADL Orange County Regional Director. Incidents across the region included vandalism, hate mail sent to community leaders and organizations, and white supremacist newspapers distributed throughout Orange County.“Most disturbing, in the Orange County and Long Beach region, is existence of anti-Semitic speakers and faculty members on university campuses. The continued willingness of the Muslim Students’ Union at the University of California, Irvine to invite highly anti-Semitic speakers to campus remains a concern. These speakers continue to blame Jews for controlling American foreign policy, the world’s media and banking systems and for the U.S. involvement in Iraq. Kevin MacDonald, an anti-Semitic professor at California State University, Long Beach continues to promote his version of academic anti-Semitism; a version that is supported by neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. While the leaders of both schools have broadly condemned hate speech, neither school has condemned speakers by name…”http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ASUS_12/5251_12.htm
• A press release dated May 13, 2008, issued by the “student leaders” of the five main Jewish campus organizations, called attention to the May 12-16th MSU event, “Never Again? The Palestinian Holocaust” stating, in part, the following:“…In the upcoming week the pro-Israeli Students of the University of California, Irvine will witness acts of hatred from fellow students. Ringroad, a main road on UCI’s campus, will have a makeshift wall which will have pictures, articles, and a bloodied Israeli flag that blames Israel and Jews for a so-called Palestinian Holocaust in Israel.
This threatening event will be taking place all week…”(emphasis added).
Letter from Jewish student leaders at UCI—May 13, 2008.
• During “Palestine Awareness Week”, caricatures depicting stereotypical “hooked nosed Jews” and displays invoking “blood libel” appeared on MSU’s “apartheid wall” which mocks Israel as a “racist apartheid state”.
• In May 2008, a female Jewish journalist reported that she and a male companion were allegedly “accosted in the parking lot by individuals purported to be male MSU supporters who allegedly climbed on the hood of her car to get the vin number. These men were allegedly upset that they were being filmed by the woman at a recently concluded MSU event.
• In May 2008, a non Jewish Student Journalist allegedly had a camera thrust in his face by a purported MSU Member.
• In May 2008, a student Journalist alleged that he was told not to film MSU female members by a senior campus official because it was allegedly upsetting the male Muslim students. MSU supporters routinely photograph people at their events with impunity.
• In May 2008, students reported an attempt by senior campus officials to allegedly inhibit Jewish students from carrying protest placards on a sidewalk adjacent to an MSU speaker. The officials cited “fire safety” as the reason; meanwhile the sidewalk on the immediate opposite side was clogged by a bus load of visiting students, who had stopped to view the commotion.
• In May 2008, concern was raised that MSU has been allowed to utilize its own members as “security” at its’ controversial and inflammatory events.
• When asked about the relatively small number of campus police in attendance at large, often inflammatory MSU events, a senior campus police officer explained that “lack of funds” from the University was the reason. The officer complained that “several years ago an officer was injured at one of these events”.
• Recently, the UC Irvine Anthill Pub prominently displayed a photograph of Amir Malik Ali. Some of Malik Ali’s most notable statements made during his hateful speeches at UCI:“The truth of the matter is your days are numbered. We will fight you. We will fight you until we are either martyred or until we are victorious.” “They [Jews] think they are superman, but we, the Muslims, are kryptonite. They [Jews] know that their days are numbered.”
• A Jewish student was quoted as saying the campus situation is sometimes “intense and hostile.” This student claims said that he wont “go around wearing a Jewish star because you never know what is going to happen.”
• According to recently obtained documentation, MSU received $6,500 from Associated Students of UCI for “Palestine Awareness Week”. The MSU sponsored hate speakers Amir Abdel Malik Ali, Imam Muhammad al Asi and noted Holocaust denier Norman Finkelstein. Many campus student groups regularly receive funding for their particular programs; however there is no evidence to demonstrate that any groups other than MSU use such funds to promote programs featuring incendiary and hateful speakers.
• According to the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently investigating alleged incidents of anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation and discrimination that occurred in May 2007 at UCI. This is the second Title VI investigation initiated by ZOA on behalf of Jewish students at UCI. The first complaint was initiated in 2004.Anyone in the community with knowledge of, or who has witnessed acts of anti-Semitism at UCI, is encouraged to contact the Task Force:
Jan Mark Dudman Esq., President
Robert L. Winer M.D., Executive vice-President
Ted Bleiweis, Executive Director

Fousesquawk comment: I subscribe to the comments contained above. However, I need to point out that in the case of the campus Anthill pub, I have personally spoken to the pub's proprietors, who have assured me that the picture of Amir Abdel Malik Ali was donated to them by the campus newspaper and was hung on the wall as a depiction of campus life-not as a sign of approval of Ali or his statements. I accept their word.

Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis

Here is documentation that irrefutably chains Barack Obama to the most odious leftist movements in the United States today. Furthermore, it presents conclusive evidence that Obama not only knows of, but has participated in promotion of the Left's apocalyptic strategy of destruction for the United States: the Cloward-Piven Strategy of manufactured crisis. Don't miss the flow chart!

Quote from Saul Alinsky - Rules for Radicals 1989: Make the enemy [Conservative thought] live up to their (sic) own book of rules," When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one.


Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis
American Thinker, September 28, 2008 by Jim Simpson
Published at the request of Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst. His writings have been published in American Thinker, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, DefenseWatch, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth and Consequences..

America waits with bated breath while Washington struggles to bring the U.S. economy back from the brink of disaster. But many of those same politicians
caused the crisis, and if left to their own devices will do so again.

Despite the mass media news blackout, a series of books, talk radio and the blogosphere have managed to expose Barack Obama's connections to his radical mentors -- Weather Underground bombers William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and others. David Horowitz and his Discover the Networks.org have also contributed a wealth of information and have noted Obama's radical connections since the beginning.

Yet, no one to my knowledge has yet connected all the dots between Barack Obama and the Radical Left. When seen together, the influences on Obama's life comprise a who's who of the radical leftist movement, and it becomes painfully apparent that not only is Obama a willing participant in that movement, he has spent most of his adult life deeply immersed in it.

But even this doesn't fully describe the extreme nature of this candidate. He can be tied directly to a malevolent overarching strategy that has motivated many, if not all, of the most destructive radical leftist organizations in the United States since the 1960s.

The Cloward-Piven Strategy of Orchestrated Crisis

In an earlier post, I noted the liberal record of unmitigated legislative disasters, the latest of which is now being played out in the financial markets before our eyes. Before the 1994 Republican takeover, Democrats had sixty years of virtually unbroken power in Congress - with substantial majorities most of the time. Can a group of smart people, studying issue after issue for years on end, with virtually unlimited resources at their command, not come up with a single policy that works? Why are they chronically incapable?


One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.

I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent - the failure is deliberate. Don't laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.

The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes it as:

The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The "Cloward-Piven Strategy" seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky:

"Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one. (Courtesy Discover the Networks.org)
Newsmax rounds out the picture:

Their strategy to create political, financial, and social chaos that would result in revolution blended Alinsky concepts with their more aggressive efforts at bringing about a change in U.S. government. To achieve their revolutionary change, Cloward and Piven sought to use a cadre of aggressive organizers assisted by friendly news media to force a re-distribution of the nation's wealth.
In their Nation article, Cloward and Piven were specific about the kind of "crisis" they were trying to create:

By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.
No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:

  1. The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.

  2. The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.

  3. The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.

Capitalizing on the racial unrest of the 1960s, Cloward and Piven saw the welfare system as their first target. They enlisted radical black activist George Wiley, who created the National Welfare Reform Organization (NWRO) to implement the strategy. Wiley hired militant foot soldiers to storm welfare offices around the country, violently demanding their "rights." According to a City Journal article by Sol Stern, welfare rolls increased from 4.3 million to 10.8 million by the mid-1970s as a result, and in New York City, where the strategy had been particularly successful, "one person was on the welfare rolls... for every two working in the city's private economy."

According to another City Journal article titled "Compassion Gone Mad":

The movement's impact on New York City was jolting: welfare caseloads, already climbing 12 percent a year in the early sixties, rose by 50 percent during Lindsay's first two years; spending doubled... The city had 150,000 welfare cases in 1960; a decade later it had 1.5 million.

The vast expansion of welfare in New York City that came of the NWRO's Cloward-Piven tactics sent the city into bankruptcy in 1975. Rudy Giuliani cited Cloward and Piven by name as being responsible for "an effort at economic sabotage." He also credited Cloward-Piven with changing the cultural attitude toward welfare from that of a temporary expedient to a lifetime entitlement, an attitude which in-and-of-itself has caused perhaps the greatest damage of all.

Cloward and Piven looked at this strategy as a gold mine of opportunity. Within the newly organized groups, each offensive would find an ample pool of foot soldier recruits willing to advance its radical agenda at little or no pay, and expand its base of reliable voters, legal or otherwise. The radicals' threatening tactics also would accrue an intimidating reputation, providing a wealth of opportunities for extorting monetary and other concessions from the target organizations. In the meantime, successful offensives would create an ever increasing drag on society. As they gleefully observed:

Moreover, this kind of mass influence is cumulative because benefits are continuous. Once eligibility for basic food and rent grants is established, the drain on local resources persists indefinitely.

The next time you drive through one of the many blighted neighborhoods in our cities, or read of the astronomical crime, drug addiction, and out-of-wedlock birth rates, or consider the failed schools, strapped police and fire resources of every major city, remember Cloward and Piven's thrill that "...the drain on local resources persists indefinitely."

ACORN, the new tip of the Cloward-Piven spear

In 1970, one of George Wiley's protégés, Wade Rathke -- like Bill Ayers, a member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) -- was sent to found the Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now. While NWRO had made a good start, it alone couldn't accomplish the Cloward-Piven goals. Rathke's group broadened the offensive to include a wide array of low income "rights." Shortly thereafter they changed "Arkansas" to "Association of" and ACORN went nationwide.

Today ACORN is involved in a wide array of activities, including housing, voting rights, illegal immigration and other issues. According to ACORN's website: "ACORN is the nation's largest grassroots community organization of low-and moderate-income people with over 400,000 member families organized into more than 1,200 neighborhood chapters in 110 cities across the country," It is perhaps the largest radical group in the U.S. and has been cited for widespread criminal activity on many fronts.


On voting rights, ACORN and its voter mobilization subsidiary, Project Vote, have been involved nationwide in efforts to grant felons the vote and lobbied heavily for the Motor Voter Act of 1993, a law allowing people to register at motor vehicle departments, schools, libraries and other public places. That law had been sought by Cloward and Piven since the early1980s and they were present, standing behind President Clinton at the signing ceremony.

ACORN's voter rights tactics follow the Cloward-Piven Strategy:

  • 1. Register as many Democrat voters as possible, legal or otherwise and help them vote, multiple times if possible.

  • 2. Overwhelm the system with fraudulent registrations using multiple entries of the same name, names of deceased, random names from the phone book, even contrived names.

  • 3. Make the system difficult to police by lobbying for minimal identification standards.

In this effort, ACORN sets up registration sites all over the country and has been frequently cited for turning in fraudulent registrations, as well as destroying republican applications. In the 2004-2006 election cycles alone, ACORN was accused of widespread voter fraud in 12 states. It may have swung the election for one state governor.

ACORN's website brags: "Since 2004, ACORN has helped more than 1.7 million low- and moderate-income and minority citizens apply to register to vote." Project vote boasts 4 million. I wonder how many of them are dead? For the 2008 cycle, ACORN and Project Vote have pulled out all the stops. Given their furious nationwide effort, it is not inconceivable that this presidential race could be decided by fraudulent votes alone.

Barack Obama ran ACORN's Project Vote in Chicago and his highly successful voter registration drive was credited with getting the disgraced former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun elected. Newsmax reiterates Cloward and Piven's aspirations for ACORN's voter registration efforts:

By advocating massive, no-holds-barred voter registration campaigns, they [Cloward & Piven] sought a Democratic administration in Washington, D.C. that would re-distribute the nation's wealth and lead to a totalitarian socialist state.

Illegal Immigration

As I have written elsewhere, the Radical Left's offensive to promote illegal immigration is "Cloward-Piven on steroids." ACORN is at the forefront of this movement as well, and was a leading organization among a broad coalition of radical groups, including Soros' Open Society Institute, the Service Employees International Union (ACORN founder Wade Rathke also runs a SEIU chapter), and others, that became the Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. CCIR fortunately failed to gain passage for the 2007 illegal immigrant amnesty bill, but its goals have not changed.

The burden of illegal immigration on our already overstressed welfare system has been widely documented. Some towns in California have even been taken over by illegal immigrant drug cartels. The disease, crime and overcrowding brought by illegal immigrants places a heavy burden on every segment of society and every level of government, threatening to split this country apart at the seams. In the meantime, radical leftist efforts to grant illegal immigrants citizenship guarantee a huge pool of new democrat voters. With little border control, terrorists can also filter in.

Obama aided ACORN as their lead attorney in a successful suit he brought against the Illinois state government to implement the Motor Voter law there. The law had been resisted by Republican Governor Jim Edgars, who feared the law was an opening to widespread vote fraud.

His fears were warranted as the Motor Voter law has since been cited as a major opportunity for vote fraud, especially for illegal immigrants, even terrorists. According to the Wall Street Journal: "After 9/11, the Justice Department found that eight of the 19 hijackers were registered to vote..."

ACORN's dual offensives on voting and illegal immigration are handy complements. Both swell the voter rolls with reliable democrats while assaulting the country ACORN seeks to destroy with overwhelming new problems.

Mortgage Crisis

And now we have the mortgage crisis, which has sent a shock wave through Wall Street and panicked world financial markets like no other since the stock market crash of 1929. But this is a problem created in Washington long ago. It originated with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), signed into law in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter. The CRA was Carter's answer to a grassroots activist movement started in Chicago, and forced banks to make loans to low income, high risk customers. PhD economist and former Texas Senator Phil Gramm has called it: "a vast extortion scheme against the nation's banks."

ACORN aggressively sought to expand loans to low income groups using the CRA as a whip. Economist Stan Leibowitz wrote in the New York Post:

In the 1980s, groups such as the activists at ACORN began pushing charges of "redlining"-claims that banks discriminated against minorities in mortgage lending. In 1989, sympathetic members of Congress got the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act amended to force banks to collect racial data on mortgage applicants; this allowed various studies to be ginned up that seemed to validate the original accusation.
In fact, minority mortgage applications were rejected more frequently than other applications-but the overwhelming reason wasn't racial discrimination, but simply that minorities tend to have weaker finances.

ACORN showed its colors again in 1991, by taking over the House Banking Committee room for two days to protest efforts to scale back the CRA. Obama represented ACORN in the Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Fed. Sav. Bank, 1994 suit against redlining. Most significant of all, ACORN was the driving force behind a 1995 regulatory revision pushed through by the Clinton Administration that greatly expanded the CRA and laid the groundwork for the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac borne financial crisis we now confront. Barack Obama was the attorney representing ACORN in this effort. With this new authority, ACORN used its subsidiary, ACORN Housing, to promote subprime loans more aggressively.

As a New York Post article describes it:

A 1995 strengthening of the Community Reinvestment Act required banks to find ways to provide mortgages to their poorer communities. It also let community activists intervene at yearly bank reviews, shaking the banks down for large pots of money.

Banks that got poor reviews were punished; some saw their merger plans frustrated; others faced direct legal challenges by the Justice Department.
Flexible lending programs expanded even though they had higher default rates than loans with traditional standards. On the Web, you can still find CRA loans available via ACORN with "100 percent financing . . . no credit scores . . . undocumented income . . . even if you don't report it on your tax returns." Credit counseling is required, of course.

Ironically, an enthusiastic Fannie Mae Foundation report singled out one paragon of nondiscriminatory lending, which worked with community activists and followed "the most flexible underwriting criteria permitted." That lender's $1 billion commitment to low-income loans in 1992 had grown to $80 billion by 1999 and $600 billion by early 2003.

The lender they were speaking of was Countrywide, which specialized in subprime lending and had a working relationship with ACORN.

The revisions also allowed for the first time the securitization of CRA-regulated loans containing subprime mortgages. The changes came as radical "housing rights" groups led by ACORN lobbied for such loans. ACORN at the time was represented by a young public-interest lawyer in Chicago by the name of Barack Obama. (Emphasis, mine.)
Since these loans were to be underwritten by the government sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the implicit government guarantee of those loans absolved lenders, mortgage bundlers and investors of any concern over the obvious risk. As Bloomberg reported: "It is a classic case of socializing the risk while privatizing the profit."

And if you think Washington policy makers cared about ACORN's negative influence, think again. Before this whole mess came down, a Democrat-sponsored bill on the table would have created an "Affordable Housing Trust Fund," granting ACORN access to approximately $500 million in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac revenues with little or no oversight.

Even now, unbelievably -- on the brink of national disaster -- Democrats have insisted ACORN benefit from bailout negotiations! Senator Lindsay Graham reported last night (9/25/08) in an interview with Greta Van Susteren of On the Record that Democrats want 20 percent of the bailout money to go to ACORN!

This entire fiasco represents perhaps the pinnacle of ACORN's efforts to advance the Cloward-Piven Strategy and is a stark demonstration of the power they wield in Washington.

Enter Barack Obama

In attempting to capture the significance of Barack Obama's Radical Left connections and his relation to the Cloward Piven strategy, I constructed the following flow chart. It is by no means complete. There are simply too many radical individuals and organizations to include them all here. But these are perhaps the most significant.

Cloward Piven Strategy

The chart puts Barack Obama at the epicenter of an incestuous stew of American radical leftism. Not only are his connections significant, they practically define who he is. Taken together, they constitute a who's who of the American radical left, and guiding all is the Cloward-Piven strategy.

Conspicuous in their absence are any connections at all with any other group, moderate, or even mildly leftist.
They are all radicals, firmly bedded in the anti-American, communist, socialist, radical leftist mesh.

Saul Alinsky

Most people are unaware that Barack Obama received his training in "community organizing" from Saul Alinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation. But he did. In and of itself that marks his heritage and training as that of a radical activist. One really needs go no further. But we have.

Bill Ayers

Obama objects to being associated with SDS bomber Bill Ayers, claiming he is being smeared with "guilt by association." But they worked together at the Woods Fund. The Wall Street Journal added substantially to our knowledge by describing in great detail Obama's work over five years with SDS bomber Bill Ayers on the board of a non-profit, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, to push a radical agenda on public school children. As Stanley Kurtz states:

"...the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago."
Also included in the mix is Theresa Heinz Kerry's favorite charity, the Tides Foundation. A partial list of Tides grants tells you all you need to know: ACLU, ACORN, Center for American Progress, Center for Constitutional Rights (a communist front,) CAIR, Earth Justice, Institute for Policy Studies (KGB spy nest), National Lawyers Guild (oldest communist front in U.S.), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and practically every other radical group there is. ACORN's Wade Rathke runs a Tides subsidiary, the Tides Center.

Carl Davidson and the New Party

We have heard about Bomber Bill, but we hear little about fellow SDS member Carl Davidson. According to Discover the Networks, Davidson was an early supporter of Barack Obama and a prominent member of Chicago's New Party, a synthesis of CPUSA members, Socialists, ACORN veterans and other radicals. Obama sought and received the New Party's endorsement, and they assisted with his campaign. The New Party also developed a strong relationship with ACORN. As an excellent article on the New Party observes: "Barack Obama knew what he was getting into and remains an ideal New Party candidate."

George Soros

The chart also suggests the reason for George Soros' fervent support of Obama. The President of his Open Society Institute is Aryeh Neier, founder of the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). As mentioned above, three other former SDS members had extensive contact with Obama: Bill Ayers, Carl Davidson and Wade Rathke. Surely Aryeh Neier would have heard from his former colleagues of the promising new politician. More to the point, Neier is firmly committed to supporting the hugely successful radical organization, ACORN, and would be certain back their favored candidate, Barack Obama.


Obama has spent a large portion of his professional life working for ACORN or its subsidiaries, representing ACORN as a lawyer on some of its most critical issues, and training ACORN leaders. Stanley Kurtz's excellent National Review article, "Inside Obama's Acorn." also describes Obama's ACORN connection in detail. But I can't improve on Obama's own words:

I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career (emphasis added). Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work. - Barack Obama, Speech to ACORN, November 2007 (Courtesy Newsmax.)
In another excellent article on Obama's ACORN connections, Newsmax asks a nagging question:

It would be telling to know if Obama, during his years at Columbia, had occasion to meet Cloward and study the Cloward-Piven Strategy.
I ask you, is it possible ACORN would train Obama to take leadership positions within ACORN without telling him what he was training for? Is it possible ACORN would put Obama in leadership positions without clueing him into what his purpose was?? Is it possible that this most radical of organizations would put someone in charge of training its trainers, without him knowing what it was he was training them for?

As a community activist for ACORN; as a leadership trainer for ACORN; as a lead organizer for ACORN's Project Vote; as an attorney representing ACORN's successful efforts to impose Motor Voter regulations in Illinois; as ACORN's representative in lobbying for the expansion of high risk housing loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that led to the current crisis; as a recipient of their assistance in his political campaigns -- both with money and campaign workers; it is doubtful that he was unaware of ACORN's true goals. It is doubtful he was unaware of the Cloward-Piven Strategy.

Fast-forward to 2005 when an obsequious, servile and scraping Daniel Mudd, CEO of Fannie Mae spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus swearing in ceremony for newly-elected Illinois Senator, Barack Obama. Mudd called, the Congressional Black Caucus "our family" and "the conscience of Fannie Mae."

In 2005, Republicans sought to rein in Fannie and Freddie. Senator John McCain was at the forefront of that effort. But it failed due to an intense lobbying effort put forward by Fannie and Freddie.

In his few years as a U.S. senator, Obama has received campaign contributions of $126,349, from Fannie and Freddie, second only to the $165,400 received by Senator Chris Dodd, who has been getting donations from them since 1988. What makes Obama so special?

His closest advisers are a dirty laundry list of individuals at the heart of the financial crisis: former Fannie Mae CEO Jim Johnson; Former Fannie Mae CEO and former Clinton Budget Director Frank Raines; and billionaire failed Superior Bank of Chicago Board Chair Penny Pritzker.

Johnson had to step down as adviser on Obama's V.P. search after this gem came out:

An Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) report[1] from September 2004 found that, during Johnson's tenure as CEO, Fannie Mae had improperly deferred $200 million in expenses. This enabled top executives, including Johnson and his successor, Franklin Raines, to receive substantial bonuses in 1998.[2] A 2006 OFHEO report[3] found that Fannie Mae had substantially under-reported Johnson's compensation. Originally reported as $6-7 million, Johnson actually received approximately $21 million.

Obama denies ties to Raines but the Washington Post calls him a member of "Obama's political circle." Raines and Johnson were fined $3 million by the Office of Federal Housing Oversight for their manipulation of Fannie books. The fine is small change however, compared to the $50 million Raines was able to obtain in improper bonuses as a result of juggling the books.

Most significantly, Penny Pritzker, the current Finance Chairperson of Obama's presidential campaign helped develop the complicated investment bundling of subprime securities at the heart of the meltdown. She did so in her position as shareholder and board chair of Superior Bank. The Bank failed in 2001, one of the largest in recent history, wiping out $50 million in uninsured life savings of approximately 1,400 customers. She was named in a RICO class action law suit but doesn't seem to have come out of it too badly.

As a young attorney in the 1990s, Barack Obama represented ACORN in Washington in their successful efforts to expand Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) authority. In addition to making it easier for ACORN groups to force banks into making risky loans, this also paved the way for banks like Superior to package mortgages as investments, and for the Government Sponsored Enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to underwrite them. These changes created the conditions that ultimately lead to the current financial crisis.

Did they not know this would occur? Were these smart people, led by a Harvard graduate, unaware of the Econ 101 concept of moral hazard that would result from the government making implicit guarantees to underwrite private sector financial risk? They should have known that freeing the high-risk mortgage market of risk, calamity was sure to ensue. I think they did.

Barack Obama, the Cloward-Piven candidate, no matter how he describes himself, has been a radical activist for most of his political career. That activism has been in support of organizations and initiatives that at their heart seek to tear the pillars of this nation asunder in order to replace them with their demented socialist vision. Their influence has spread so far and so wide that despite their blatant culpability in the current financial crisis, they are able to manipulate Capital Hill politicians to cut them into $140 billion of the bailout pie!

God grant those few responsible yet remaining in Washington, DC the strength to prevent this massive fraud from occurring. God grant them the courage to stand up in the face of this Marxist tidal wave.