Saturday, June 25, 2016


Submitted by: David Bertrand

What Really Controls Obama and the Islamic Cover-up in America?

Friends and Associates:

Obama continues to allow (minimum vetted) refugees to enter the United States and Hillary Clinton vows to keep them coming.....

The U.K. says "no more open borders" and other countries are feeling the same sentiments and preparing to vote their way out of the European Union. Having control of one's border requires the country to be free from a broader power that makes laws behind closed doors and does not allow the people of a particular country to decide if that law is good or bad for them. Isn't that what we basically have in America? The only difference, we have a "King" or "Dictator" that says he "only needs a pen and a phone."

Congress has only recently taken the bull by the horns by shutting down ridiculous anti-gun legislation while the socialist / communists do a sit-in to protest, but "we will break for the holidays...but we are going to be back here in protest." What a show and for who??

The latest shooting in Orlando has become a hush hush Islamic terrorist event, while directing everyone's attention to law abiding gun owners, mostly white of course....and using the narrative that by outlawing the AR-15 and other so-called assault rifles, terrorists will not have access to them. That's a load of crap at the very least and most Americans know that !

But what is fueling a re-direction away from Islamic terror towards law abiding gun owners and their right to bear arms?

All we have to do is take a look at an Islamic / ISIS stronghold in America, the recruiting center for terrorism, Minneapolis Minnesota.

In the twin cities there is a strong element of ISIS recruiters that recruit (good) Muslims by radicalizing them and offering money and prestige by joining-up with ISIS. Some are being watched by the FBI and many arrested, but guess what is interfering with the FBI? You guessed it....the Obama administration. Note: Could FBI Comey's restricted investigation of the Orlando shooter's Islamic connections be a reward for Hillary if Comey has to step down? Is there a motive here by the administration?

Obama is getting his orders from the Imams / Muslim Brotherhood (through Valerie Jarrett) to "redirect attention away from Islam in America and focus on white extremism and guns(sic)." By focusing on white gun owners as "potential terrorists" (Research MIAC Report), the CIA's mouthpiece, the mainstream media twist and turn shooting events, false flag or not, into "Hate Crimes" against Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, and lately, the LGBT.

Conservatives, Moderates, Patriots, Constitutionalist, and especially.....anti-open border and illegal immigration (WHITES) are now the bad guys. When in fact, a good portion of Blacks, Hispanics, and Muslims, want the border sealed. 

Obama's timeline from when he was recruited by the CIA to where he is today is indicative of how and why he is in-fact a radical Islamic sympathizer, along with Valerie Jarrett (Iranian born), the daughter of Vernon Jarrett, a communist sympathizer / Chicago Defender.

"Obama just happened to know 60s far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happened to be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the
communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to
later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor."

Logical thinking Europeans are now being demonized as "ignorant, poor, and uneducated" for pushing the BREXIT vote to leave the EU.....Sound familiar?

Trump supporters have also been labeled the same, which the undertone of that narrative suggesting, a "King" or "Dictatorship" is more important than what a majority wish. The push is on and we are at war with the New World Order, and like a husband or wife in a heated divorce, one or the other leaves and ends-up in an apartment without furniture or food in the refrigerator, but in gets back to normal, but more importantly...for the better.

In the case of removing the New World Order from our lives....has both good and bad (temporary) ramifications, especially if you lost money in your 401K, but in the long run, you won't have to worry about globalists seizing your 401K and pensions entirely when THEY collapse under their own Ponzi schemes.

Trump will level the final blow to globalization and the loss of sovereignty, and we will all be better off in the long run.

Islamic recruitment will cease in America, the FBI will be given the full authority to clamp-down on recruiters, the borders will be better controlled, all Islamic terrorist sympathizers in official positions will be removed, and Americans will be able to maintain their own personal security with whatever weapons they choose, and (hopefully) the 200,000 unofficial bureaucrats at the IRS, Post Office, Fish and Game, EPA, and other agencies in possession of AR-15's and millions of ammo rounds and Swat gear, will re-think how they've been brainwashed into thinking that American patriots are out to get them.

Make no mistake about it.....Americans are well armed and will defend themselves and this country against "all enemies foreign and domestic."

Those values (as listed in the Constitution) will remain in-effect as long as we have a free country, of which the globalists, under the New World Order plans via the United Nations, want to cancel. A Hillary Clinton win / crowning, will put Americans at war inside this country. Unfortunately, a Trump win will do the same, but it won't be us against the government, but against socialist / communist elements.....small pockets here and there.

 There is no "out" and we are all in this together. 

"The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage."

“Regulatory enforcement within administrative agencies now carries the might of military-style equipment and weapons,” Open the Books said. “For example, the Food and Drug Administration includes 183 armed ‘special agents,’ a 50 percent increase over the ten years from 1998-2008. At Health and Human Services (HHS), ‘Special Office of Inspector General Agents’ are now trained with sophisticated weaponry by the same contractors who train our military special forces troops.” 

"I first became acquainted with the Minneapolis Somali-American community during a field research study for a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. My research team and I traveled to Minnesota, in part, because the state leads the nation in foreign fighter departures. A US House Homeland Security Committee report from September 2015 noted that individuals from at least 19 states have attempted to leave for Syria since 2011, and Minnesota yielded 26 percent of the total."

From The Desk of  Capt. Dave Bertrand (Ret.)  Int'l Freight Captain, DC-3, BE-1900, DC-8, & B-727 Ratings / U.S. Army Veteran Vietnam era (Korea) Military Police Communications Sergeant, Artillery FADAC Computer Specialist, Law Enforcement trained, Int'l Aircraft Repo Agent, U.S. Customs Undercover (C.I.), Dept. of Correction Adult & Juvenile Detention Youth Care, Bail Bondsman / Fugitive Recovery Agent, DHS/HWW (Commercial Driver) Counter-Terrorism Instructor, Media Relations Director MCDC, Political Activist, Border Security Expert, Ranch Security & Off-the-Grid from AZ to MT. Basic Rural Survivalist & Prepper that believes in God and Country.
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Facing Terror Recruitment: Somali-American Community Balancing Hope And Despair In Minneapolis

Posted on  June 21, 2016  in Foreign Fighters

There’s a war on. ISIS is littering our national media with reports of atrocities while legislators, law enforcement, and analysts warn of the growing threat from homegrown violent extremists. The frontlines in the fight against terrorism are in Syria and Iraq, true, but they’re also here at home. One of these frontlines is in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

And from where I’m standing, it looks like we are starting to gain the upper hand.

The last time I was here in Minneapolis was a frigid week in February 2015. At the time, news media was filled with commentary and reports about Somali-Americans attempting to leave Minnesota to join ISIS. The community was concerned—concerned for their neighbors, for their children, for the intensifying security presence in the city with law enforcement, counterterrorism analysts, and others swooping in to put the Somali community under a microscope. Despite best intentions and efforts, workable solutions to the trend in foreign fighter departures were in short supply.

Now, it is a warm summer evening in 2016, and I head for the home of a man who has become a close friend during the course of my work with the community, Mohamed Ahmed. Mohamed is the creator of the Average Mohamed, a counter messaging cartoon series aimed at young Muslims who could be recruited by ISIS. As I walk up the path to his home, his five young children mob the door, eager to see their “Uncle from California.” It feels, in a way, like a homecoming.

Greeting Mohamed and hugging his kids, I’m intensely aware of the contrast between these smiling children and the defendant I had seen on trial earlier in the day at the Federal Court Building. There, a young man just a few short years older than Mohamed’s children described how he used encrypted communication and social media to evade law enforcement, as he planned to go to Syria, join ISIS and die a martyr.

This is the hope and the despair of the Somali-American community in Minneapolis. On the one hand, they boast a rich culture and tight-knit community that raises thoughtful, hardworking, self-reliant young people. At the same time, for many reasons, some of these young adults will encounter sophisticated and devious terrorist recruiters who are skilled in manipulating ignorance and youth to lure another fighter to the terrorist battlefield.

Mohamed’s kids know nothing of this yet. They and many other children in the community are still too young to truly understand the Average Mohamed videos and the threats that await them as they grow older. The Minneapolis I have come to know and love does not enable terrorism, but right now, the community is struggling, bracketed on one side by ambitious grassroots efforts to reduce the risk of terror recruitment, and on the other, by suspicious looks and outright vilification from city residents and onlookers from around the world who assume culture-wide guilt for the grave sins of a few.

A New Way of Thinking about Criminal Justice

I first became acquainted with the Minneapolis Somali-American community during a field research study for a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence. My research team and I traveled to Minnesota, in part, because the state leads the nation in foreign fighter departures. A US House Homeland Security Committee report from September 2015 noted that individuals from at least 19 states have attempted to leave for Syria since 2011, and Minnesota yielded 26 percent of the total.

Between November 2014 and December 2015, the FBI arrested nine Minnesota men for allegedly plotting to join ISIS. Six pleaded guilty, and three are currently on trial in Minneapolis. One of those who pleaded guilty to one count of plotting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State, Abdirizak Warsame, admitted in court that he was the Emir, or leader, for the group. He said he was aware of ISIS’ horrific killings, testifying, “We all understood it was justified…This life is temporary. We are all living at a time when people don’t really practice Islam. Jihad will save myself and my family.”

Now, in most every other courtroom in the country, this trial would not necessarily be remarkable. These kinds of trials are happening regularly, and they tend to follow a predictable path that ends in a federal prison. That may be the same fate for these Minneapolis defendants, as Abdirahman Daud, Mohamed Farah, and Gulad Omar have now been convicted of plotting to support a foreign terrorist organization and conspiracy to commit murder abroad, a charge that carries a sentence of up to life in prison. But there is another potential outcome because of someone else in that courtroom: Senior US District Judge Michael J. Davis.

Judge Davis is an interesting man, and he views criminal justice with a decidedly thoughtful gaze. He spent most of his early career representing financially challenged clients at the Neighborhood Justice Center in St. Paul, the Legal Rights Center in Minneapolis and as a Hennepin County public defender. In 1999, he was tapped to serve a 7-year term as a member of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. This experience gave him a unique perspective on the legal ramifications of the September 11, 2001 attacks. After 9/11, Judge Davis said the difference in the rate of warrants coming to the court was like night and day.

This is to say, Judge Davis has been intimately involved in the fight against terrorism for years, and his opinion and perspective have significant weight. So when he began working with Daniel Koehler, the Director of the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies and a specialist in Islamic fundamentalism, people took note. And when Judge Davis ordered Koehler to evaluate the 9 defendants, it was an indication that this terrorism trial could be different.

Judge Davis said the evaluation was to help him understand motives and the potential for rehabilitation, noting, “It does not make sense why someone who’s never been involved in any type of criminal activity, was not seriously religious, [would] in a very short period of time want to go over and be involved in jihad.”

The six defendants who pleaded guilty now have the option to participate in an experimental de-radicalization program, the first of its kind in the United States. Whether this program actually works remains to be seen, but just the attempt is a dose of hope for a community that is used to mourning the loss of a young person to terrorism, and then lamenting further when the young person is shipped off to prison.

Everyone I spoke with in the community believes Judge Davis is on the right track. The concept seems to have their support, and the people who commented said the community has to “own” this effort. And even as Judge Davis takes this bold step with community backing to attempt to return young people to the righteous fold, there are numerous organizations and community members who are looking for innovative ways to influence and guard young people before they are exposed to the radicalization pathway.

Of the Community, For the Community

When our research team first landed in Minneapolis in 2014, we found a community eager to do something to push back against the ever-elusive terrorist recruiters. The challenge was that these groups were disjointed, poorly resourced and sometimes competing against one another for funding. Organizations were challenged to develop outreach strategies, plan for self-sustained funding, and even develop the capacity to track metrics showing the impact of their efforts.

What is more, there was a persistent view throughout the community that some individuals and organizations had become adept at securing government funding, but with meager intention to use that funding to help the community resist violent extremism. One source described these “pretenders” as “bloodsuckers who don’t care about the ills and the problems” of the community.

Today, the grassroots effort in Minneapolis looks entirely different. In just a year, there has been a focused, impressive growth of programs and organizations. As part of the federally led Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, locally known as Building Community Resilience, the Youthprise Board of Directors approved $400,000 in grants and technical assistance through the Somali Youth Development Fund to support positive youth development activities, community engagement, and capacity building for organizations that work with Somali youth.

To be sure, the national CVE program has come under heavy criticism for appearing to focus exclusively on Muslim communities, ignoring non-Muslim extremist ideologies and networks. That’s a critique with which I happen to agree, but there’s no denying that the program has delivered much-needed funding to groups who are doing the real work on the ground. Funding priority was given to Somali-led organizations working through partnerships to serve youth in the Twin Cities area.

One of those organizations is the African Reconciliation and Development Organization (ARDO), which received a one-year $25,000 grant to prevent conflict in African Diasporas through youth development and educational programs. The funding is being used to conduct courses for male students, ages 13 to 18, to participate in reconciliation activities, sports and cultural classes.

What caused the dramatic change? It’s difficult to point to a single cause—there has been no shortage of researchers, government officials and well-meaning scholars offering ideas and potential solutions. But ultimately, it wasn’t any of these people who made the difference. It was the community. They doubled-down on their commitment to push back against the recruiters by establishing sophisticated, professional organizations. ARDO is an example, boasting a detailed business plan, vision and mission statements, policies and procedures, participant and parent codes of conduct, and methods and metrics to track participant progress and scholarship opportunities.

Another example of an undeterred community member is Mohamed Ahmed, who shortly after working with us on the fieldwork study, formally established the non-profit Average Mohamed Foundation and began working with an international network of professionals creating counter-messaging strategies and products to undermine ISIS’ recruitment efforts.

And as I stand in Mohamed’s home, enjoying the smells of traditional cooking coming from the kitchen, hearing the laughing children running throughout the house, I’m reminded of why Minneapolis and its residents have become a second home and family to me. It’s because even amid very challenging times, beset by valid reasons for despair, the Somali-American community keeps the warm flame of hope alive.

And you need only look into the faces of the community’s children to see it.
This article was originally published by Homeland Security Today.

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