The Insider Threat

Check out our thread over at TAA.

http://www.transasianaxis.com/showthread.php?11609-The-Insider-Threat-Program

Now… understand I’m talking about something that is targeting a whole lot of old, white guys, who own guns in the government.

Let me explain my post above.

A while back in the facility where I work they went through some drills. You know, typical duck-and-cover bullshit. Active shooter stuff. Run and hide. Lock the doors. Fight if you gotta… blah blah. The general population wasn’t really involved, or they were just told they didn’t have to participate (and no one did).

Just a few security folks from what I gather, on the outside of the building played the game.  Scenario was simple….

The postulated, imitation shooter was a “disgruntled former worker who was a White male, age 50-something, armed with an assault rifle and moving from building to building shooting personnel.” (words to that effect anyway).

ok, fine. No biggy.  Play your silly-assed games…. BUT….

In this building where I work we have a dozen or more Muslims.

Mostly black males. Some were in the military.  Some likely have seen jail time (Yes, they hire people with criminal backgrounds in the government).  MOST of them are fine individuals, who have the mission at heart.

At least… one would think.

Except:

Taqiyya – Saying something that isn’t true.

Kitman – Lying by omission. An example would be when Muslim apologists quote only a fragment of verse 5:32 (that if anyone kills “it shall be as if he had killed all mankind”) while neglecting to mention that the rest of the verse (and the next) mandate murder in undefined cases of “corruption” and “mischief.”

So – why do we have such people in the system, with clearances, with the ability to walk into a secured compound with a weapon if they chose to do so. Or walk in with a backpack loaded with explosives? We all carry backpacks into the facility. Checks are made (I’ll point out there are certainly holes in any system, and I won’t give details of how things are checked, when or by whom) but suffice it to say I get checked rarely.

Why am I saying all this?

We have Muslims “in the system”.

Men who are going to fight and die for a bunch of BAD GUYS overseas, who believe strongly in their “religion”.  These are men who could be lying to us, face to face.  These are men who are to be considered INSIDER THREATS.  Do we, as a group, as a people, as a company, nation, corporation or a government look at them, profile them and consider them threats? NO, we go after PATRIOTIC AMERICANS, Veterans, gun owners, Conservatives, Christians, Jews and anyone else who is in the MAJORITY of the population as if they were the criminals.

We look at Old, White Men, with Guns as a threat, not as a military or protectors.

And Yet….

ISIS is “here”, as we pointed out yesterday.  They are here, in front of the White House, in front of buildings in YOUR city, taking pictures, threatening us, warning us of what is to come.

ISIS is nothing more than a whole lot of radical Muslims who are falling into line with a “strong group”. Muslims follow the strong horse, not the weak. ISIS appears strong. America appears weak.

While I’m certain the easy targets are malls and schools – there are places, military installations, churches, companies and corporations FULL of these people who hide their radical tendencies just awaiting the day they can do something.

They lie by omission or they flat out lie about their loyalty.

Those at risk will be you and I.

9-11 approaches

 

 

With: Catherine Herridge, Fox News Chief Intel Correspondent; Lt. Col. Oliver North

 This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” August 26, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: This is a FOX News alert. FOX News confirming an American was killed in Syria while fighting for ISIS. Yes, for ISIS. That’s the same group that executed James Foley.

For the very latest, FOX News chief intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge, joins us — Catherine?

CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX NEWS CHIEF INTELLIGENCE CORRESPONDENT: Thank you, Greta. Within the last hour, senior law enforcement official confirmed to FOX News that the American citizen killed in Syria was known to the U.S. government and his affiliation also with ISIS. FOX News has been told that the family of Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, has also been notified.

Evidence of his death, including a photo of his American passport, was first reported by the Free Syrian Army, which is fighting against ISIS for control of eastern Syria.

On Twitter in June, he told his ISIS contact that he would soon be meeting them in that country. And as his radicalization deepened, he changed his name it and adopted this moniker, Slave of Allah.

The FBI is tracking dozens of cases of Americans traveling from the U.S. to Syria. And the TSA has instituted new security measures, which help it rack individuals of interest for returning from the region to the United States within 72 hours of their flight. But that system does not flag everyone — Greta?

VAN SUSTEREN: If you fly, of course, first to London and sit there two weeks, you are not in the system at you will, right?

HERRIDGE: You can still be in the system depending on what level of interest you are to the U.S. government.

VAN SUSTEREN: Was this man of sufficient interest that he would have gotten caught?

HERRIDGE: He was of significant interest to the U.S. government and they had been tracking him, it’s now clear to me, for several months.

The interesting continuing thing to me tonight is when the National Security Council put out a statement about his death, they said it was evidence that Americans should not travel to Syria. What they neglected to mention is that he was fighting for ISIS. And this is not a mistake. This is an act of commission.

VAN SUSTEREN: It’s a little absurd to put out a travel advisory to Americans not to travel to Syria.

(CROSSTALK)

VAN SUSTEREN: Not to travel to Syria. That’s almost absurd to tell Americans not to travel to Syria.

HERRIDGE: Well, to mention his death and not the fact that he was affiliated with the group that —

(CROSSTALK)

VAN SUSTEREN: Why didn’t they? Why wouldn’t they?

HERRIDGE: I don’t know. But I think that you do see a pattern often where the affiliation with known terrorist groups is dropped. And it takes me back to the original reporting we did on Major Nidal Hasan and the Fort Hood massacre where that was classified as work-place violence and a great effort to distance him from his al Qaeda affiliation with a cleric in Yemen.

Catherine, thank you.

HERRIDGE: You’re welcome.

VAN SUSTEREN: And Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North joins us. Good evening, sir.

LT. COL. OLIVER NORTH, FOX NEWS HOST, ‘WAR STORIES’: Greta, good to be with you?

VAN SUSTEREN: Catherine just reporting this very disheartening news. Douglas McCain, an American, fighting for ISIS, but NSC gives us a travel warning and doesn’t want to say that he is working with ISIS or was working with ISIS.

NORTH: Douglas McAuthur McCain was his adopted name. When you are looking at now two in a week, the Brit who murdered James Foley, and now an American, you’ve got to recognize, I think, that the State Department and our Department of Homeland Security and our immigration folks and the FBI would be concerned. There appear to be a lot of Westerners. And as Catherine just reported, we really don’t know how many there are. And the estimates vary widely from 300-plus to 3,000-plus.

VAN SUSTEREN: This whole travel alert business, remember the guy who had — the underwear bomber. He must have been — there are so many ways to get passed these no fly lists.

NORTH: There is a lot more of them now than when Richard Reid was doing-and the underwear bomber as well.

(CROSSTALK)

VAN SUSTEREN: — into Detroit.

NORTH: That’s right. The system has improved. But, as everybody acknowledges, it is not foolproof. There are ways to evade it. And one would think that given their sophistication — the folks running ISIS recruiting know how to do it. In other words, if you fly to Turkey, or if you fly to Greece and then motor to Turkey, and then go from Turkey into Syria to become part of ISIS or ISIL or whatever they are calling themselves this week, you may not be in the system when you come back out. We have to be very concerned about what’s happening with these radicalized jihadists coming back to the United States, just like the Europeans.

VAN SUSTEREN: Flying to Montreal and walking across the border of Vermont or whatever.

Anyway, let me go to this other question. You spoke at the American Legion and so did President Obama at the national convention down in North Carolina. How was he received by the American Legion?

NORTH: I think it the proper word would be politely. They are veterans, 2.4 million represented by the 96th meeting of the American Legion. They were polite to him. He did say some things they wanted to hear about improving veterans’ care. The rest of it was almost like it was prepared by several different people. And he just read from the teleprompter. My line was that I learned to speak because I work for a president who spoke from the heart. He speaks from a teleprompter. It was very — it was disjointed. It was irrational in some parts. Quite frankly, we ought to be concerned about that aspect of it because it’s not just detachment. It’s almost delusional. And when he speaks the way he does about our coalition, what coalition?

(CROSSTALK)

VAN SUSTEREN: He said, “In times of crisis, no other nation can rally such broad coalitions to stand up for international norms and peace.” I remember a year ago when he wanted to bomb Syria, the U.K. said — our best friends wouldn’t go with us.

NORTH: And today, for example, it was announced by the Pentagon that we are conducting intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance flights over Syria. Yesterday, we were being told by the same Pentagon that the reason why we are dropping bombs in Iraq and not in Syria is because we were in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government. And to this point, one of the reasons why Mr. Obama withdrew everybody in December of 2011 was because we did not have a Status of Forces agreement. Do we have one now? And no one asks him these things at these briefings.

VAN SUSTEREN: I’m going to ask a question about the vets. He said as soon as it was disclosed, the vet problem. “I got before the American people and I said we would not tolerate it.” That’s what he ran on in 2008. Did the vets politely accept that one?

NORTH: Yeah. They were polite. He is the commander and chief. They were polite. Quite frankly, I was concerned at the end of the whole presentation because it appears to be so detached from the reality of what’s going on in the world today.

VAN SUSTEREN: Colonel North, nice to see you, sir.

Syria Admits Having 41 Chemical-Arms Facilities

Oct. 29, 2013

OPCW Director General Ahmet Üzümcü speaks on Oct. 11 during a press conference in The Hague. He reportedly said Syria has declared having 23 chemical-weapons sites at a total of 41 facilities -- a detail that could explain discrepancies in measurements of the country's chemical arsenal (Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images).
OPCW Director General Ahmet Üzümcü speaks on Oct. 11 during a press conference in The Hague. He reportedly said Syria has declared having 23 chemical-weapons sites at a total of 41 facilities — a detail that could explain discrepancies in measurements of the country’s chemical arsenal (Bas Czerwinski/Getty Images).

The Syrian government has admitted to having 41 chemical-weapons facilities at 23 sites, according to a Associated Press report on Monday that might resolve questions over the country’s disclosure about its chemical arsenal.

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime submitted a “formal initial declaration” of its chemical-weapons program to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons last Thursday. However, it was not immediately clear if the confidential document stated that the country has more than the 23 chemical sites it identified in a September preliminary declaration.

U.S. officials believe the Assad regime has at least 45 chemical-arms sites, and questioned if the new Syrian declaration — announced on Sunday by the Hague-based oversight body — was incomplete, or if the government had consolidated its chemical-arms stocks.

A report from OPCW Director General Ahmet Üzümcü — described by news outlets including AP, the New York Times and the London Telegraph — could explain the discrepancy.

Syria declared having 23 chemical-weapons sites at a total of 41 facilities — made up of 18 structures for producing chemical arms and 12 for storing them, along with eight mobile units for filling chemical weapons and three related facilities, Üzümcü reportedly said in the document he submitted to the U.N. Security Council. The Middle Eastern country admitted to having roughly 1,000 metric tons of “Category 1” chemical weapons, which are mainly precursors rarely used for peaceful purposes, along with approximately 290 tons of “Category 2” chemicals that are still considered toxic and dangerous. Syria also acknowledged possession of 1,230 unfilled munitions that could be used to deliver the poison, Üzümcü wrote.

“In addition, the Syrian authorities have reported finding two cylinders not belonging to them, which are believed to contain chemical weapons,” Üzümcü said.

Despite the disclosure of this report, U.S. officials have not ruled out the possibility that Syria has not fully disclosed all of its chemical development, storage and testing locations, according to the Times.

Assad acknowledged that he possessed chemical weapons and agreed to their destruction in September, shortly after a nerve-gas attack on civilians just outside Damascus spurred international condemnation and the threat of a U.S. military strike. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons then launched an ambitious effort to inventory and eliminate the Syrian chemical arsenal by mid-2014.

The organization announced on Monday that international chemical-arms inspectors completed their first round of verification activities in Syria, but were not able to visit two of the 23 sites because of security concerns in the war-battered nation.

http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/syria-admits-having-41-chemical-arms-facilities/?mgs1=495bdyiOSe

 

 

When this was sent to me it was prefaced with these words:

Designed by DoD Office of Heraldry:   In anticipation of the “limited action” in Syria…New Shoulder Patch for US Troops in Syria…”

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However, I suspect that anyone who has ever been in long enough for any expeditionary medal deserves it.

 

 

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Russian naval warships will deploy Gulf of Aden

More ships….

 

Russian Missile Cruiser Variag Heads to Pacific
Local Editor
Russia: Variag Missile CruiserRussian warships started on Wednesday moving to the Indian Ocean, spokesman of the leadership of the Russian Pacific Fleet Colonel Roman Martov said.

The fleet consists of Variag-type missile cruiser, SB-522 Navy Tanker and Boris Botoma carrier.

According to Martov, the fleet will enter the South China Sea in the near future, while missile cruiser Variag will enter the Gulf of Aden area in early October.

On their way, Russian ships will visit the ports of Sri Lanka, he indicated.

Martov also noted that a group of 5 vessels, belonging to the Russian Pacific Fleet and led by anti-submarine vessel Admiral Pantilyev, has been implementing tasks in the Mediterranean region for five months.

The fleet left its base of Vladivostok in March last year to form the nucleus of  Russian Navy ships in the Mediterranean, he added.

The spokesman said that two Russian landing ships Berisvi and Admiral Nevelsqui which accomplished their missions in Mediterranean are moving now to the Russian port of Novorossiysk in the Black Sea.

“Ten Russian warships of the Pacific Fleet are currently functioning in various regions of the global ocean,” Martov went on to say.

 

http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=111109&frid=22&seccatid=45&cid=22&fromval=1

Breaking News: HQ NSSC breached!

Monday, September 16, 2013

BREAKING! Headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command breached!

STICKY POST FOR NOW – CONSTANTLY UPDATED AS WE LEARN MORE

Washington Navy Yard. Less than a mile from the U.S. Capitol, I believe.

The Navy Yard is an extremely secure facility! Documents with the highest classification!

This post stuck here for a while so that updates can be added as they occur.

For local coverage that is really on top of developments, go to WUSA.

PASTORIUS UPDATE – This is a Secure Operations building – highly classified – The War Plans are in this building.

FOX NEWS PUT UP A SCROLL A FEW MINUTES AGO, SAYING, “AMBULANCES ARRIVE ON SCENE WITH POLICE ESCORT.

I have never heard of ambulances being given a Police Escort before.

This could mean one of two things,

1) they anticipated terrible traffic problems, so they believe they needed a convoy of Emergency vehicles all with sirens blaring (but frankly, that would just cause even more trouble,

or

2) THEY BELIEVE THIS IS A TERRORIST OPERATION WHICH MAY ROLL OUT IN STAGES, and that a stage might be planned wherein Emergency responders are attacked.

THIS COULD BE THE FIRST STAGE OF JIHADIST ATTACKS IRAN THREATENED US WITH IN RESPONSE TO SYRIA.

RELATED? – This story came out yesterday – FBI WARNS: MUSLIM TERRORISTS PLAN TO ATTACK FUEL STORAGE PLANTS INSIDE U.S.

AOW here….This facility houses the command center for naval operations in the eastern Mediterranean.

4 civilians and one officer shot.

Another man shot very close to one of the Navy Yard’s gates @ New Jersey and M.

All flights at DCA (Reagan Washington National) are grounded indefinitely.

11th Street Bridge is closed and being used as triage center.

Streets being closed all over D.C., including those around Capitol Hill.

PASTORIUS – This photograph (picked up from Twitter) seems to indicate the shooter SHOT HIS WAY INTO THE BUILDING.

AOW here….Local news now stating that at least 10 people have been shot.

PASTORIUS –

NBC4 Washington: Four Dead, 12 Shot at D.C. Navy Yard; Active Shooter Still At Large
live feed Washington DC Fire, and EMS Live Audio Feed

Shooter 'contained'...
3,000 workers told to 'shelter in place'...
NBC: At least 2 cops among victims...
Flights halted out of Reagan airport...
WH: 'Citizens: Listen to the Authorities'...

KRLA LOS ANGELES RADIO: SHOOTER DESCRIBED AS A “BLACK MALE, WITH A BEARD, WEARING A CAP”

MULTIPLE SHOOTERS ARE BEING REPORTED BY SOME SOURCES NOW, INCLUDING THE WASHINGTON POST:

WaPo sticking with three gunmen, according to police spokeswoman

WaPo
One of the shooters is “down,” police said, but two remain in a building on the grounds.

One of the shooters at large is dressed in fatigues. At least one has a long gun, police said.


NBC: Authorities originally believed there was a lone gunman, but sources later confirmed to News4 that the shooting was carried out by at least two gunmen.


USA TODAY – The shooter was described as a black male with a dark complexion, approximately 5’10” to 6 feet tall, 170 pound with a black shirt and black hat. He is believed to be barricaded somewhere and have multiple guns.

Where have all the chemical weapons gone, long time passing….

Where have all the chemical weapons gone, long time passing?
Where have all the chemical weapons gone, long time ago?
Where have all the chemical weapons gone?
Unit 450 picked them everyone.
Oh, when will Obama ever learn?
Oh, when will Obama ever learn?

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324755104579071330713553794.html

Syria Update for Friday

This is getting interesting.

 

Tweet:

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@Diplomat_APAC: China’s embassy in Syria has come under fire and rebel snipers have targeted its ambassador. http://bit.ly/1g74BWi

Syrian Rebels Attack Chinese Diplomats, Embassy

By Zachary Keck

September 13, 2013

Chinese diplomats in Syria as well as Beijing’s embassy are under regular threat from rebel attacks, China’s ambassador to Syria has confided to local media outlets.

In an interview with the Global Times, Zhang Xun, China’s ambassador to Syria said that Beijing’s embassy in Damascus has increasingly been caught in the cross-hairs of fighting between rebel and government forces in recent months.

In one notable instance, shrapnel and shell fragments from a mortar attack deflected off a nearby building and landed inside the Chinese embassy.

“A shell hit the ceiling of a building some 60 meters away and the fragments bounced into our building,” Zhang told reporters from the Global Times, showing them the actual shells, which he kept in an envelope in his office.

Zhang said that in another attack last month, Syrian rebels fired mortar shells at President Bashar al-Assad’s motorcade. They missed the Syrian leader but hit a building that was located just 10 meters from the Chinese embassy. The shock from the attack damaged the nearby embassy, however.

“Several windows in our corridor were shattered. Some of the shrapnel fell onto my balcony,” Zhang said of the attack, which took place on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

According to the report, the Chinese embassy is located in the heart of Damascus near the Bashar al-Assad’s presidential palace and key military buildings, which unsurprisingly are often the targets of rebel attacks.

Another diplomat from the embassy told the Global Times that Chinese personnel have been targeted directly by rebel forces, particularly when they are meeting with Syrian officials. Indeed, according to a Want China Times report, Zhang was nearly killed in a sniper attack during a meeting he held with Syria’s foreign minister.

The Global Times article says that Zhang now keeps a bullet-proof vest, gas mask and pistol in his office.

There are also reports that the rebels are actively plotting attacks against the Chinese embassy, presumably in retaliation for China’s continued support for the Assad regime. The Want China Times report said that a brigade commander in the Free Syrian Army, one of the rebel forces fighting the Syrian government, has vowed to launch a “full-scale attack” on the Chinese embassy.

Meanwhile, the Global Times claims that a local driver the embassy had employed was arrested earlier this year by Syrian authorities for allegedly planning to place bombs under the embassy car. The article, which said the driver had confessed to the crime, added that he had been recruited by Syrian rebel forces during a trip to Jordan in February.

Following the incident Beijing assigned eight armed Chinese police officers to protect the embassy and its personnel. The only other Chinese embassies to have such protection are those in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ambassador Zhang admitted that he has been frightened by the uptick in violence.

“To be honest, it would be a lie if I said I’m not a little bit scared,” Zhang was quoted as saying in the report.

This was a dramatic admission given Zhang’s past statements on the issue of safety in the country. Soon after taking over the ambassadorship in 2011, Zhang dismissed concerns that Chinese nationals in Syria were in any danger.

“Their lives are guaranteed and their properties as well,” Zhang told state media at the time, referring to Chinese nationals. “”There is no need for extra worries.”

The Chinese nationals themselves apparently disagreed, judging from the exodus away from the war-torn nation in the nearly two years since then. According to Chinese media reports, there were around 1,200 Chinese nationals inside Syria when Zhang took over as ambassador. Today there are just 20, not counting the embassy staff itself. Eight of those remaining are reporters.

This is probably a huge relief to the Chinese government. Beijing was profoundly affected by the situation in Libya in early 2010, when the Chinese government had to evacuate 36,000 nationals from that country in just 10 days after civil war broke out as part of the initial Arab Spring wave.

Nonetheless, China has remained defiant on maintaining a diplomatic presence in Syria. According to the Global Times report, China is one of just a dozen or so countries that haven’t closed down their embassies during the past two and a half years of fighting. Some of the other countries that have maintained their diplomatic presence in Syria include Russia, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba.

Chinese diplomats in Syria say they intend to continue to hold out in Syria.

“”Diplomats must stick to their positions until the last Chinese national willing to leave Syria is pulled out,” GT quoted one person at the embassy as saying.