[ArtOfManliness] Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves was arguably the greatest lawman and gunfighter of the West, a man who served as a marshal for 32 years in the most dangerous district in the country, captured 3,000 felons, (once bringing in 17 men at one time), and shot 14 men in the line of duty, all without ever being shot himself.
An individual and his video camera, as a weapon of war against tyranny:
(NaturalNews) In the aftermath of round one of the Bundy Ranch armed siege by the U.S. government, I have decided to offer the federal government an intelligent analysis of the new rules of engagement. People like Daniel P. Love, Special Agent in Charge of BLM Region 3, desperately need to review and learn these rules. Other federal agents also need to understand the tectonic shift of power that has just taken place and how it will impact their operations from here forward.
Why am I doing this? Because the BLM, through its astounding incompetence and arrogance, very nearly initiated a massacre at Bundy Ranch which would have been disastrous for the BLM agents actively engaged there. The incident very nearly came to a shooting war, and it is the outdated, ill-informed government playbook that inflamed the situation and brought it to a flashpoint of violence. At every step, BLM escalated the situation beyond reason: who brings snipers to a tortoise dispute? Who unleashes attack dogs on unarmed pregnant women and cancer survivors? The BLM, that's who!
I know there remain many good agents in many different departments of the federal government. But there are also many incompetent agents who are still living in the 1990's and think they can run an armed ranch siege in 2014 the same way the ATF ran the Waco, Texas siege in 1993. But the rules have changed. As proof of that, consider the now-historical fact that BLM agents publicly surrendered and retreated from hundreds of armed citizens near Bunkerville, Nevada. How did this happen, exactly? To understand that, you must understand the new rules of engagement between the feds, the media and the citizens.
So if you have any friends who are feds in any department -- BLM, ATF, DEA, FBI, etc. -- make sure they get a copy of this article... and we all might spare ourselves some bloodshed in the near future. RTWT
"Witness, we don't need no stinking witnesses".
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Excellent find! Thanks for posting Badanov. The last few minutes of the Mike Adams interview provided a telling summation. Big government has become an expansive money making enterprise, granting jobs, positions, and bonuses to the faithful. This story should be required reading for every American.
[DAWN] IN the midst of a spate of sectarian killings in Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... and with tortured bodies turning up in and around the metropolis, it is strange that the prime minister should sound optimistic about the results of the law enforcement operation thus far. Nawaz Sharif ... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf... , who chaired a meeting on law and order in the city on Monday, said the operation was yielding "positive results". While crime in parts of Karachi, such as Lyari, may be down relatively speaking, the fact is the city is far from pacified and it is premature to dub the operation successful. Numerous incidents over the past few days point to the precariousness of the city's law and order situation. The attempt on journalist Hamid Mir's life on Saturday was perhaps the most high-profile act of violence in the city in recent weeks, but there have been other incidents. For example, killings have continued on a sectarian basis. In fact, on the day the prime minister was chairing the meeting in the Sindh capital an assistant professor of a government college was rubbed out, while four bodies with bullet wounds were found near the city limits in Thatta district. In other incidents, professionals, traders and seminary students belonging to both the Shia and Sunni communities have been bumped off, while the bodies of two MQM activists, tortured and stuffed in gunny bags, were discovered on Friday. The Muttahida has termed the deaths "extrajudicial killings" of its workers and said its supporters are being picked up by security forces without following due process.
In light of the above, whoever has briefed Mr Sharif about the "positive" results of the operation is clearly misinformed. As far as controlling sectarian, political and ethnic killings goes, until the gangs of professional killers, including those with political links, are busted, the violence will continue. On the other hand, the high-handedness and extrajudicial methods of the security forces will only aggravate the situation. The state must ensure all action is within the ambit of the law.
[DAWN] THE Punjab government, in response to a report in this newspaper, has furnished statistics pertaining to the last six months to show its commitment to tracking down forces of Evil and pursuing sectarian groups and hate-mongers in the province. It has also said that 3,500 cases have been registered against those who have resorted to activities such as delivering incendiary speeches and spreading hate literature. The official statistics and an accompanying statement, however, fail to inform us of what action it has taken on the piles of intelligence reports at its disposal about the growth of 'sleeper' cells of weapons-trained krazed killers. There has also been the issue of allegations of an unannounced alliance forged by the ruling PML-N with a sectarian group made up of members of a proscribed outfit, ostensibly to ensure peace in the province.
True, there has been some positive activity in recent weeks. The provincial police have reportedly traced and locked away Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! perpetrators involved in some high-profile attacks -- but the government has yet to crack down on forces of Evil and sectarian organizations operating out of the province. For instance, no action has been taken to remove sectarian slogans scribbled on walls across the province, including major cities such as Lahore and Multan. Banned organizations collect funds with impunity and, in certain cases, act as final arbitrators in commercial and family disputes. Hate speeches are common and sectarian literature is distributed without fear of action. Other provinces may face the same situation, but that has to change, with Punjab showing equal resolve to deal with the problem as any other.
Punjab is the 'birthplace' of many sectarian and krazed killer organizations. In the 1990s, it was at the centre of sectarian violence in the country. Violence has significantly declined in the province since the mid 2000s, but the krazed killer organizations based in Punjab have grown both in size and operational capabilities and entrenched themselves deep in many parts. These organizations have cultivated close links with the banned Taliban in the tribal areas of Pakistain as well as in Afghanistan, and export cadres as well as violence to other parts of the country. In fact, some analysts argue, militancy in Punjab has elevated itself to an ideological phenomenon as violence has shifted to the conflict areas of the country. Or why would the strongest voices denouncing a military operation against the Taliban rise from here? The battle against militancy and sectarianism in Punjab cannot be won through half-hearted action. The government will have to increase its intelligence-gathering capacity and undertake a full-fledged operation to break up the underground networks of krazed killer groups. More importantly, this fight will have to be fought on the ideological front as well.
[DAWN] THE deaths of innocent people in terrorist attacks are not mourned anymore. Growing fatalities are mere statistics. What matters is only the safety of the ruling elite; never mind even if it is achieved by giving in to the barbarians.
Hours after the carnage of almost 30 poor labourers and vendors in Islamabad's fruit market the government announced the release of more Taliban prisoners. They were all non-combatants, we are told. So why were they held in the first place? Why were they not produced before any court of law to prove their innocence? No answer. That, however, would not satisfy the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain leaders. Some 800 other prisoners must be released too as a show of sincerity by the government, they demanded. Refusing to further extend the truce, the TTP vows to resume attacks on the security forces.
But it has not shaken the resolve of our national leaders to pursue the elusive negotiated peace. A statement issued after last week's meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security declared that peace be given yet another chance.
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[Ynet] The unity agreement signed Wednesday is a lifeline for the Islamist organization struggling to ruling Gazoo, and poses a threat to the development in the West Bank.
When one examines the articles of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, and Fatah, one can quickly understand that this is an old soup that has been reheated. The agreement the two sides signed was to implement previous agreements on internal Paleostinian unity.
The only significant difference to grant the current deal a modicum of gravitas is the rigid timeframe it stipulates: Five weeks to the formation of an interim government, and legislative elections six months after. But the agreements Fatah and Hamas reached in Cairo and Doha also set a timeframe -- one that was never implemented.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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