In the March 21, 2018 Toronto Star, I read about the heroic FBI’s actions to save us from Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, yet another mentally-ill, substance-abusing Arab Muslim youth. It had all the elements of the other “terrorism” plots, including a confidential informant and deliberate FBI actions to induce the youth into actions which would allow the US government to charge him with more serious offenses. It had the added element of Canadian government cooperation to facilitate prosecution and maximization of punishment. Of course, all of this contributes to a climate of hatred and fear of Arabs in particular and Muslims in general, and, sadly, for all non-whites for many people in North America. But I’ve complained a whole lot on this blog & my other blog about why the War on Terror is in fact a tactic of white supremacy. Continue reading
[Turner County] Sheriff Andy Hester has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country’s top policing executives. Hester was among a 20-member delegation of senior law enforcement officials from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee who participated in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange’s (GILEE) 25th annual peer-to-peer training program in partnership with Israel.
Millions of people around the world are looking forward to the end of politically motivated violence with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump to the Presidency of the United States of America on January 20, 2017. The moment he utters the phrase “Radical Islamic Terrorism,” these millions will no longer suffer car bombs, shootings, kidnappings, public executions and vehicle hijackings. What a joyous day! Continue reading
The Augusta Chronicle on January 2, 2016 published a column by Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Jim Butterworth. It included this assurance not to concern yourself with the impact your report on your neighbors might have. He concluded this column by encouraging us not to be “un-American” by failing to report something that “might be out of the ordinary.”
The bottom line is that we cannot let those who may have ill intent succeed in their desire to adversely affect our way of life. To let that happen would be un-American.
AS WE CONTINUE into the new year, make it part of your daily routine to be vigilant and engaged in your surroundings. If you notice something that might be out of the ordinary – something that you just want to let someone else know about – please don’t hesitate.
I’ve collected 12 Twitter status updates from author Atul Gawande on the violations of medical ethics by USA medical professionals described in the Senate Intelligence Committee torture report.