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Benghazi: A Wakeup Call

The death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods and State Department information specialist Sean Smith is a wakeup call for all of us but not for the reasons you think.   Yes, this incident shows that Islamofacist terror is alive and well, still as dangerous as ever.   And yes, we need to keep our guard up.

However, the most disturbing aspect of this attack is the actions of our government before, during, and after the incident.   Of course most of the public knows little of the litany of Benghazi and low information voters are too busy signing up for Food Stamps, Obama Phones, watching American Idol, protesting Wall Street, and wading across the Rio Grande to care.

The actions of the Obama Administration concerning Benghazi have been criminal.   The fact that there is little public, media, or congressional outrage is what should scare everyone.   It is a sign that we have crossed a line; the rule of law no longer matters and is a sure sign of a completely broken system.

Let’s review a few of the most egregious aspects of this government cover-up:

Before The Attack:

There are numerous pleas to the highest levels of the State Dept. concerning the desperate  need for additional security.  These pleas were not only rejected, security was actually reduced.   The House interim report states that “reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi were approved at the highest levels of the State Department, up to and including Secretary Clinton”.

Why did this happen?   According to the Accountability Review Board (ARB) chaired by Ambassador Pickering and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullins: low level incompetence, bureaucracy, and nothing to see here move along excuses that strain credulity.   This report is now being investigated by the Inspector General as a cover-up itself.   Critical witnesses were never interviewed including Hillary Clinton.   Clinton, Pickering and Mullins should be in prison for this, but it gets worse.

The Attack:

During the 12 hour attack on the Benghazi consulate (term may not be accurate, likely a CIA Outpost), officials in Benghazi begged for help, military assistance from a Special Forces team or the Foreign Emergency Support Team (FEST) were denied.   The result was 4 dead and scores of other government employees injured, stranded in an ongoing attack on US soil.   Why was help rejected and who rejected it?   Only those at the highest level (Obama, Clinton, JCS, CIA) could have rejected the dying pleas for help.   The vacillating excuses for the reason to abandon our State Dept. personnel change daily and are outright ridiculous fabrications.

The Aftermath:

First and foremost the Obama Administration and various department secretaries (like UN Ambassador Susan Rice) claimed that the attack was the result of Muslim outrage about a unknown video for the next 16 days (Sept. 11 – 26).   Despite immediate, mounting, and obvious evidence the video had nothing to do with the attack the entire Obama Administration lied for 16 straight days.   Why?   Then on the 26th of Sept. Press Secretary Jay Carney said “…So, let’s be clear, it was a terrorist attack and it was an inexcusable attack” ending the future references to the video.

Two monumental warnings for all Americans stick out here.   The administration lied to the American people for over 2 weeks and the Press let them get away with it.   The Press proved in this one aspect that they are nothing more than a propaganda arm of the administration and Obama proved that he should be removed from office.

It gets worse.   The site of the attack contained huge amounts of classified documents and information.   This information, if known by our enemies, including the Al Queda terrorists that were involved in the attack, could put millions of Americans lives in jeopardy.   It took 24 days (Oct. 4th) for the administration to send the FBI to collect that information (what remained of it), they stayed for only 3 hours.


There is something more to this story than meets the eye.   Evidence is mounting that the Benghazi attack exposed a plan to arm the Syrian rebels hence the tortured lies, cover-ups, and allowing people to die.   Regardless, of the undercurrents of this story we know a few facts right now that we all better pound into our brains.

  1. There is no longer a free press (with a few exceptions), they have allied themselves with one political party (the Democrats).   You will no longer receive reliable Mass Media or MSM information.   All information you receive is processed by those are using the most tortured lies to deceive all of us and distributed by their MSM outlets.
  2. Either the Obama Administration is the most incompetent group of people to ever run a government or their actions are on purpose with specific goals unknown to us all.   Those goals are not aligned with American interests.   It is one or the other.
  3. This Administration will accept the deaths of even their own people to advance their stupidity or worse, their unknown goals.
  4. The system appears to be unable to accept this situation for what it is or deal with finding out the true story.

This is the America we live in now.   It will get far worse.

De Oppresso Liber


May 6, 2013   Comments Off on Benghazi: A Wakeup Call

The morons are coming for your guns

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy there has been a rush to twist the facts and politically exploit the crisis in order to emotionally (and dishonestly) justify starting to do away with our right to keep and bear arms.   The usual suspects on the left are wringing their hands and demonizing the rest of us in an effort to get the gun bans rolling.   Take the emotion out of the argument, use facts, address the real problems and they fail.

Here are a few facts that are conveniently overlooked:

The second amendment was created primarily to allow the population to defend itself against a tyrannical government.   The Founding Fathers are quoted everywhere stating this concept: “No Free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” (Thomas Jefferson, Proposal Virginia Constitution, 1 T. Jefferson Papers, 334,[C.J.Boyd, Ed., 1950]).   So when the low information voter (moron) or the left wing politician (evil bastards) starts spouting that we should not be allowed the similar weapons the government has, what they really want is your freedom.

Most of the high death toll incidents result in the suicide of the gunman before or as he is confronted by law enforcement or someone with a firearm.   They want to die on their terms and appear not to want to be wounded or captured unless they screw up.

Ann Coulter had an excellent article on 12/19/2012.   Here is an excellent list of facts that are left out of the propaganda of the left:

If the deterrent effect of concealed-carry laws seems surprising to you, that’s because the media ide stories of armed citizens stopping mass shooters. At the Portland shooting, for example, no explanation was given for the amazing fact that the assailant managed to kill only two people in the mall during the busy Christmas season.

It turns out, concealed-carry-holder Nick Meli hadn’t noticed that the mall was a gun-free zone. He pointed his (otherwise legal) gun at the shooter as he paused to reload, and the next shot was the attempted mass murderer killing himself. (Meli aimed, but didn’t shoot, because there were bystanders behind the shooter.)


If we care about reducing the number of people killed in mass shootings, shouldn’t we pay particular attention to the cases where the aspiring mass murderer was prevented from getting off more than a couple rounds?

– Mayan Palace Theater, San Antonio, Texas, this week: Jesus Manuel Garcia shoots at a movie theater, a police car and bystanders from the nearby China Garden restaurant; as he enters the movie theater, guns blazing, an armed off-duty cop shoots Garcia four times, stopping the attack. Total dead: Zero.

– Winnemucca, Nev., 2008: Ernesto Villagomez opens fire in a crowded restaurant; concealed carry permit-holder shoots him dead. Total dead: Two. (I’m excluding the shooters’ deaths in these examples.)

– Appalachian School of Law, 2002: Crazed immigrant shoots the dean and a professor, then begins shooting students; as he goes for more ammunition, two armed students point their guns at him, allowing a third to tackle him. Total dead: Three.

– Santee, Calif., 2001: Student begins shooting his classmates — as well as the “trained campus supervisor”; an off-duty cop who happened to be bringing his daughter to school that day points his gun at the shooter, holding him until more police arrive. Total dead: Two.

– Pearl High School, Mississippi, 1997: After shooting several people at his high school, student heads for the junior high school; assistant principal Joel Myrick retrieves a .45 pistol from his car and points it at the gunman’s head, ending the murder spree. Total dead: Two.

– Edinboro, Pa., 1998: A student shoots up a junior high school dance being held at a restaurant; restaurant owner pulls out his shotgun and stops the gunman. Total dead: One.

By contrast, the shootings in gun-free zones invariably result in far higher casualty figures — Sikh temple, Oak Creek, Wis. (six dead); Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. (32 dead); Columbine High School, Columbine, Colo. (12 dead); Amish school, Lancaster County, Pa. (five little girls killed); public school, Craighead County, Ark. (five killed, including four little girls).

The bottom line is simple, the next time some whiney left wing libtard asks you “why do you need an assault weapon,”  the easy answer is to reply “To keep you and your kind from taking my stuff”.    That is the real purpose of the 2nd Amendment.

January 2, 2013   Comments Off on The morons are coming for your guns

On the Edge

On this cool October day in 2012 our country literally stands on the edge of disaster.   Our political and social systems have been systematically torn apart by a president and political party bent on total government control.   The very foundations of our Republic that have been under leftist attack for decades are now showing signs of complete failure.   Our economy and our debt are unsustainable; mathematically impossible to repair under current political conditions.   Our once dominant position in the world is now floundering leaving the entire world with a power vacuum that someone else will fill.   That is where we sit about 30 days from the most important election this country has ever had.

These statements are very dire indeed but an objective review of recent history will prove them out to be accurate and maybe even a bit rose colored.   Let’s review just a fraction of the illegal and unconstitutional acts of the recent past.   It is my contention the most dangerous problem we face is the breakdown of The Rule of Law.   Without a rule of law we are no longer a Democratic Constitutional Republic.

Rule of Law: 

George Washington said: “The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government” and today we live under a broken justice system.   If you are a little guy you can’t afford to engage in a civil system that costs more then your redress unless seeking multimillion dollar opponent killing settlements.   Anything less is a multiyear exercise in futility corrupted to enrich the bureaucracy, lawyers, and politicians denying justice for average citizens.   The perception that our civil justice system works for those of modest means is laughable.

Our criminal system is even worse especially when it comes to government malfeasance.   Criminal trials seam to take years to adjudicate and government officials are rarely prosecuted for offenses that a decade before would have quickly landed them in prison.   The most recent egregious examples that show an unaccountable government unchecked and beyond justice are:

  1. The Fast & Furious scandal where an Attorney General lies to congress and a president enacts an illegal Executive Privilege claim to cover up for the AG and the covered up continues.
  2. The continuing Cover-Up of the Libyan Embassy attack.
  3. The dozens of unconstitutional executive orders issued by President Obama.  Over 900 Executive Orders ranging from imposing Marshall Law to take over’s of every sector of private property.
  4. The Unconstitutional White House guidance for defense contractors not to issue layoff notices (required by law) and that the gov’t. would pick up the tab for fines and compensation.   This is outright bribery.
  5. Obama essentially stopped enforcing a number of laws like Immigration and Welfare Reform.
  6. Obama has a kill list for terrorists including American citizens and has been using drones to execute U.S. Citizens without due process.
  7. For the first time in U.S. history the executive branch has manipulated unemployment reports.
  8. Sweetheart Dept of Energy loans to alternative failed energy corporations including foreign companies, many of which were Obama bundlers and supporters ($20 Billion plus).

These are but a few of the most recent examples; there are no doubt hundreds more behind the scenes illegal actions occurring with no oversight and consequences.   Most of these scandals and illegal acts are still continuing.   Congress appears to be powerless to stop or prosecute them.   A democratic majority Senate (that has not submitted a budget in 4 years) has blocked any actions against the Executive Branch.

Worst of all is the press, which has completely allied itself with Obama and the Democrats.   Media bias and malfeasance has reached such a level that it has become a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.   Citizens have few ways to be aware of these scandals let alone have the Press aid them in stopping the corruption of this administration.

Vladimir Lenin said: “When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the “freedom of the press” goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.”   Without a free press (which has voluntarily abdicated its responsibility) the rule of law will die and is dying.

The only hope American citizens have is an upcoming election whose corruption can only be speculated upon and overcome.   Otherwise 4 more years of this President will fundamentally transform our country into something that resembles the USSR instead of the USA.

De Oppresso Liber



Interesting Quotes:

George Washington Quotes

“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.”

“The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government”

Jefferson Quotes

“Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”
Nikita Khrushchev
The press is our chief ideological weapon.
Vladimir Lenin
The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.

October 10, 2012   Comments Off on On the Edge

Review of the World Situation

If you ever had reason to prepare for an emergency / disaster now is the time.   The world appears to be coming apart at the seams and in case you were sleeping the following will wake you up:

Social Unrest

World: On the heels of the so-called “Arab Spring” comes the Islamist Winter.   Anti-American protests are flaring up all over the Muslim World and are increasing in strength.   The map below, to include the highlighted areas are the latest areas where protesters are burning American Flags and trying to storm U.S. Embassies.   (As of 9/18/12)  The weak U.S. response emboldens even more Anti-US activity.

The U.S.:   The left and the right are setting themselves up for a titanic battle in the U.S. Elections in November.   The National Press has thrown all pretense of fairness away and has virtually become an arm of the Democratic Party.   The real concern here is the day after the election and the inevitable social unrest that will occur.

The Economic Crisis 

World:   The European Union is on the brink of economic meltdown.   Efforts to bail out the PIIGS of Europe (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, & Spain) are getting nowhere and it is only a matter of time before one of them completely defaults.   Since this is a global economy this will affect the U.S. and could cause our weak economy to meltdown as well.   Even China is going through an economic slowdown.

The U.S.:   Our debt is now over $16 Trillion and our unfunded liabilities (federal pensions and benefits) are more than $120 Trillion.   It is mathematically impossible to correct our disastrous economic condition and the Federal Reserve Bank has just started printing more money with QE3.   With QE3 inflation prospects are very high especially after the failed QE1 and QE2.   Commodities such as gas, food, & consumer goods are sure to rise very soon.

The U.S. also faces an avalanche of new taxes and automatic spending cuts culminating in January 2013 which will cause massive damage to the already weak U.S. economy.   The U.S. Government appears helpless  to stop this.

The Crisis in Iran

                Israel is poised to launch an attack on Iran to take out their Nuclear Weapons program.   The U.S. has been kicking this can down the road and signaling that when the attack occurs; Israel will be on their own.   If our elections oust the Obama régime Israel will soon launch an attack that we will support leading to a potential World War.

What does all of this mean to you?   Those that are not prepared are in for quite a surprise.  If our economy goes into meltdown with all of the social problems we face now, we are in for a rough ride.   Stores will be looted, the Government will squash all in their path, and the world will radically change for the worse.   Please prepare yourselves so that we can pick up the pieces and try to rebuild this great nation.

De Opresso Liber

October 10, 2012   Comments Off on Review of the World Situation

Preparation Strategy Part I

Whether it is an economic / social collapse, natural disaster, or any kind of disaster before you run off half-cocked and start buying gold and a doomsday bunker you have to have some sort of plan.   The best thing about a plan is that a crappy plan is better than none at all.   Here are some main points to consider during your planning:


Security “The First Concern”

If you have prepared and stockpiled the basic necessities how will you defend them?   Guns and Ammo is the answer.   There is a rule of thumb when it comes to Guns and Ammo; “P” for Plenty.   Fortunately our founding fathers were smart enough to include  “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” in the Constitution.   In addition training in the safe use of guns is just as important as owning them.   Your first capital expenditures in preparation should be your security (to include firearms training).

If you are not a gun person and believe in gun control than good luck surviving, you will be a prime target for those that did not prepare.   If you have moral objections to defending your family and yourself; you will become a statistic.    It is as simple as that.

When deciding on what kind of guns to invest in consult professionals that are gun people.   My basic principle is own whatever the police and military owns.   That way there will always be a supply of ammo and parts somewhere in the system.   I also recommend two weapons per person (an assault rifle and a sidearm) my choice is an M4 carbine and a Sig Sauer 228.   Minimum ammo you should have is 2000 rounds for the rifle and 1000 rounds for the pistol.   For the price of a new flat screen TV you have total long term protection; not a bad investment.

I will cover other considerations when it comes to security in later posts, however, here are a few more basics:

  • Defensive layout of your neighborhood, home, and roads.   What are the strengths and weaknesses?
  • Fire dangers and equipment.   Fire is one threat you can’t shoot at to stop.
  • Allies.   Who is there to assist you, have you recruited other people, who can you trust?   You will need help.
  • Escape.   You need at least 2 escape strategies and routes.
  • Communications.   What do you do when cell phones, internet, and GPS do not work?
  • Remember security is a 24 hour duty.   Are there enough people in your family to cover it?

The Basic Needs

  • Water, the #1 priority:   Much or your time will be consumed with finding, treating, storing and drinking water.   What do you do when your well goes out or city water stops?
  • Food:   You need at least 3 months of food per person (6 months is better)
  • Shelter & Heat: You need to think being forced outdoors and providing heat for in the home or outside of it.
  • Medical:   A little training or allies that are medical professionals along with medical supplies are a must.
  • Tools and Trading Material:   Think of all the tools you will need to replace modern conveniences and start collecting them as well as trading / barter items (silver coins, extra bullets, etc.)

Contingency Plans:


When (not if) your basic plan fails you need contingency plans.    If you are forced from your house you will need a place to go, methods of travel, and routes of travel.   The security posture of other communities or control of certain areas by unsavory predators will require alternate routes and methods to get to your fall back site.   Future posts will address the myriad contingencies you should plan for.


With these basic planning considerations you are far better off than 95% of the rest of the population.


De Oppresso Liber

July 10, 2012   Comments Off on Preparation Strategy Part I

The Quick Case for Preparedness:

As the old saying goes “there is something wrong in Denmark”.   As many of you know it not just Denmark it is the entire Eurozone that is on a faux life support.   The main culprits right now are the “PIIGS”  Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain.   The problem is that European Socialism does not work.   You can’t spend more money than you could possibly take in or as Margret Thatcher put it (paraphrase) “The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

Greece is the perfect example and major culprit of why Europe is going down the tubes.   The Greek social welfare system is out of control giving its citizens lavish benefits that the country can’t afford.   Socialized health care, generous pensions, and other goodies promised to its citizens can’t be taken back.   Does this sound familiar?   Every time the government tries to reduce these unaffordable treats the population protests and riots ensuring their own eventual economic demise.

Like Greece the other PIIGS as well as the rest of Europe are in a death spiral they can’t get out of.   The politicians bought off the masses with benefits to maintain power.   The masses will not allow those benefits to be reduced.   This puts the politicians in the position of continuing the benefits (they can’t afford) or lose power.   It is an escalating Mexican standoff with inevitable mutually assured destruction as a result.   The stronger economies like Germany, France, and England have to prop up, bail out, and stave off the looming disaster of the collapse of the Eurozone worsening their own economic problems.   And to top it all off France just elected a left wing socialist party that is promising even more goodies.

Now step back and think about what is going on in the U.S.; drastic expansion of food stamps, $16 trillion debt, Obamacare, unemployment benefits that never end, and a government that keeps spending more.   The bottom line is that in all likelihood Europe will fail before we do but we are trying to catch up at break neck speed.   Because of the connections of world economy; Europe’s collapse will spill over to our shores driving us into economic crisis.   The U.S. 2008 partial melt down drove Europe into economic free-fall that it still has not recovered from (not that it matters since the Socialist economic model always fails).

An economic catastrophe is bad enough but such an event will surely and quickly usher in social collapse as well.   Ask yourself this question:  “what percentage of the U.S. population is totally dependent on  commerce (grocery stores, department stores, etc.) for providing the all their basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, water, etc.) to survive?”   At the best and most conservative estimates it is well above 50% and higher in urban areas (more than 200 million people).   What will they do to survive if commerce shuts down?   What will you do to survive?   Your answer should be to “prepare”.

De Oppresso Liber

July 8, 2012   Comments Off on The Quick Case for Preparedness:

The Preparedness Blog

I am starting this blog for a number of reasons.   First and foremost is the fact that the western world is on the brink of total economic failure.   Let’s face it; Europe has one foot on a banana peel and the other on a land mine.   The U.S. is not far behind and catching up quickly with Europe’s out of control socialism.   An economic collapse is an almost certainty the only question is when.   This economic collapse will be accompanied by a catastrophic social collapse as well.

The second reason for this blog is to pass on vital information to as many people as possible before it is too late.   Most of the vital information I will address comes from my experience of 20 plus years as a U.S. Army Special Forces Operator (Green Beret).   Much of the information comes directly from my business in the form of up to date real world on the ground tactics, techniques, and procedures of the U.S. and other militaries.

Another important reason for this blog is we have a crisis of information.   The major media outlets / conglomerates feed you information that is tainted, biased, and downright fraudulent.   Major media has become a de-facto propaganda arm of the left.   Fortunately we have the internet (for now) and I plan to share any information that sheds light on the truth of current events.   This is important because the true knowledge of current events is the only way to prepare effectively to survive the situation we find ourselves in.

By now I may have lost a number of you.   You have been preprogramed to reject such information as dreaded conspiracy theories, the ravings of a nut case or a rabble rouser.   If you stick with me for a little while I will lay out the case that backs up everything I have written.    There is a simple solution to our predicament known as “Preparedness”.   If an economic / social meltdown is inevitable our duty is to survive it, remember it accurately, rebuild, and attempt to not repeat the same conditions that led to it.

Preparedness takes a lot of homework, time, critical thinking, determination, courage, and learning.   It is not the quickest or easiest solution and it truly is a defensive strategy.   Surviving a calamity like this will not be fun but we have little choice.   So keep an open mind and take a look at the information presented here that will help you prepare, recognize what is coming, and ultimately help you and your family whether this storm.

July 8, 2012   Comments Off on The Preparedness Blog