Hizballah advances 20,000 troops to Israeli border

 

Iran must NEVER be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu keeps on vowing that Iran will not be allowed to establish an outpost on Israel’s borders, but he has not lifted a finger to stop this menace ensconcing itself in the north. He cannot realistically expect feeble UN reprimands and the puny French contingent of UNIFIL to blow away the 20,000 Hizballah troops dug in in 160 new positions in South Lebanon, backed by a vast rocket arsenal – even though this is a gross violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701.
Iran’s proxy has therefore won the first round of its drive to recover the forward positions lost in the 2006 war and stands ready for the next. Israel has reinforced its border defenses against this massed Hizballah strength just a few hundreds meters away.
How could Jerusalem let this to happen?
The answer is by a misguided policy of misdirected reliance on international players and diplomacy, as though the military menace existed only in documentary form, instead of real armies led by single-minded terrorists with utter contempt for the rules of international diplomacy.
The guns Israel invoked for dealing with the Palestinian Hamas in Gaza – President Barack Obama and the European Union – were too big for their target and the Middle East Quartet’s envoy former British premier Tony Blair had to be roped in. The guns Israel relied on to deal with Hizballah – the UN and France – are too small and ineffective for the job.

Following a French complaint, the UN Security Council convened Friday, July 9 and passed a resolution “strongly deploring the recent incidents involving UNIFIL peacekeepers which took place in southern Lebanon on June 29, July 3 and July 4.” All parties in Lebanon were urged “to respect the safety of UNIFIL and United Nations personnel.” 
The UN was not even asked to address Hizballah’s illegal redeployment in new positions in the South – only the harassment of peacekeepers – nor did it do so. In one instance last week, French troops on patrol were pulled out of their armed vehicles, their weapons snatched and they were beaten with sticks, rocks and eggs.

This was no spontaneous outburst.  debkafile’s military sources report that the “villagers” were instructed by Iran’s new Iranian commander in Lebanon, Hossein Mahadavi, to hit on the French contingent to punish Paris for supporting the UN Security Council’s expanded sanctions for its nuclear violations, while at the same time blocking the peacekeeper’s access to the “closed areas” where the new Hizballah bases have been set up.

Tehran nominated a high-ranking officer to Lebanon – Mahadavi’s former job was commander of Iran’s Overseas Division – indicating the importance it attaches to this volatile borderland. Indeed, if Hizballah gets away with its new deployment in the South and is allowed to make it permanent, the UN force will have lost even this scrappy foothold and Hizballah will be free to carry on its preparations for war without the slightest hindrance.
So much for Netanyahu’s pledge, reiterated during his talks and interviews in the United States last week, that in negotiations with Arabs, especially the Palestinians, Israel will never accept any accommodation that permits Iran to set up military and rocket bases on its borders.

The fact is that since he entered the prime minister’s office, he and defense minister Ehud Barak have done nothing to hold back the stream of armed Hizballah militiamen flooding South Lebanon, although they are now actively endangering the one-and-a-half million Israelis living just across the border.

If they imagined that UN peacekeepers would suddenly stand up and start repelling this southward tide of men and war materiel, they need only to take note of the tepid UN reprimand last Friday to understand that the Elysee Palace had no intention of letting French troops pick up the Hizballah ball and chase the Shiite terrorists back to their former positions.
Tehran and Hizballah therefore felt they could safely issue a new spate of threats: Israelis traveling anywhere in the world faced kidnap or death  in response to a series of hits attributed to their clandestine agencies, such as the  assassination of a key Hizballah commander Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus in 2008, the deaths of the Iranian nuclear physicist Prof. Massoud Ali Mohammmadi in the middle of Tehran in January of this year, and the Hamas operative responsible for Iranian money transfers to the Gaza Strip Mohammed al-Mabhouh in Dubai nine days later.
Israel responded to the verbal escalation on July 7, by doing something it has never done before: Col. Ronen Marli, chief of the northern border’s Western Brigade – the unit which will have to hold off the enemy in the early hours of attack from Lebanon – exhibited to the public aerial photos and intelligence maps recording the new spread of Hizballah forces: He reported 20,000 armed men scattered through 160 village and towns – only in the South, where its presence is prohibited by the UN-mediated ceasefire of 2006. The images did not include the substantial strength Hizballah maintains in central Lebanon and the Beqaa Valley to the east, or its estimated 40,000 rockets and missiles.

The Israeli colonel was of the opinion that an “event (a military attack or terrorist operation) could erupt today or in a year.” He admitted it could be a surprise. Adding: “But we are working in different ways to thwart any event and if happens, we’ll know how to handle it.”
The IDF backed him up with an announcement that Israel is beefing up its strength along the Lebanese border and, the next day, July 8, the Jerusalem center for terrorist threats, published a warning to Israelis abroad, including the United States, to beware of abductions and murderous attacks.
Saturday, a Hizballah spokesman responded: “All three (UN, France, Israel) are preparing something, but we are ready,” it said. “Our forces in the South are on the highest level of war preparedness.”

The next conflagration may be just a single lighted match away. It could be ignited by some local incident, a terrorist event outside the Middle East or an order from Tehran.

Original source:http://www.debka.com/article/8905/

The New Global Nazis

Watchmen of America

Massive Military Grade Weapons Found On America’s Southern Border (Pics)

WHY are the National Guard and Military Units not being activated to hunt down these armed bandits that brazenly have taken over a vast portion of America!

Obama Determined to Control the internet

The Obama administration refuses to take no for an answer in its desire to control the Internet.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals Court for the District of Columbia delivered a unanimous and unambiguous repudiation of the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to dictate how a cable company should run its business as an Internet-service provider. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski responded last week by proposing a “third way” around the court decision: He will redefine the Internet as if it were a telephone.

The FCC, a New Deal relic, derives its current authority from the Telecommunications Act of 1996. At the time the law was enacted, Congress wisely decided to take a hands-off approach to the Internet by creating a new “information service” category explicitly designed to remain free from the tangle of red tape that the agency layers on top of telephone service, cable, broadcast television and radio.

Mr. Genachowski, however, is upset that this plain reading of the statute deprives him of the authority to “safeguard privacy,” “empower consumers” and “lower the costs of investment.” He seeks to remedy this by imposing new rules on the Internet’s network infrastructure. In a rather Orwellian fashion, he claims these regulations would not involve regulating the Internet itself. Mr. Genachowski insists that he has no intention of meddling with online content.

Even if that’s true, his proposal remains deeply troubling. If a federal agency is allowed to ignore court rulings and erase laws with which it disagrees, there would be no restraint on what a future chairman might do. Surely, if the federal government can provide a “good reason” to reclassify broadband services as telecommunications, it can come up with a “good reason” to prevent such bad language on the Internet or even extend its reclassifications to cover cable television programs on HBO and Showtime.

Absent legal constraints, the agency could even resurrect the Fairness Doctrine and apply it to the Internet. This rule, created during the 1940s, required that broadcast stations give equal time to both sides of controversial issues, but it had the unintended consequence of discouraging stations from discussing anything controversial. The scheme was ultimately canceled by President Reagan’s FCC in 1987, a move that ushered in a revival of talk radio.

Neither President Obama nor his appointees have the authority to unilaterally rewrite the law when it suits their convenience. If Mr. Obama wants to impose controls on the Internet, he must go to Congress and ask for the new power – a request not likely to be granted. Members of Congress and the general public appreciate that the Internet’s greatness lies in its unregulated, Wild West nature. As the FCC opens its proposals to public comment, we hope that readers deliver the clear message that federal “help” is neither needed nor desired online.

Source: HERE

RAW: The New Patriot Act:

RAW: The New Patriot Act

It seems that everytime there is a “incident” that causes public concern, our elected leaders take that incident and turn it into a free-for-all to establish more invasive technologies and polices that make it easier for them to gathering intelligence on us.

Throughout the last fifty years, various law enforcement agencies were prevented in using these surpetious technologies to spy on Americans. But, our Congress and Senate had balls during those times, and informed those same agencies that spying on Americans without probable cause was a big No-No…

Now, in the wake of the various “terrorist” incidents occuring around the country, and the all to prevelant mass-hysteria at official levesl that the upcoming “American Insurrection” is at hand—these ageneices have been given the green light to do just about anything that they want..

First and foremost in my opinion are the following trends that will ultimatley lead America into a likely Orvillian “1984” style scenario:

National Identification Card:

Panel calls for national ID vetting standards:

The Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP) released a report calling for the development of an American National Standard on identity verification as a tool to help combat terrorism and identity theft. The report calls for national standards to verify the identity of individuals before being issued identification documents.”

 The synopsis states that; The report cites benefits of identity verification guidelines to include reducing waste, fraud, and abuse in government programs; limiting underage access to alcohol, tobacco, or other age-limited products and services; and reducing or eliminating criminals’ ability to evade law enforcement through the use of fraudulent identities. They will also enhance the security and credibility of government and commercial credentials issued downstream, such as public and private-sector employment identification cards, U.S. passports, Medicare/Medicaid cards, and credit/charge cards”.

 Huh? What A Crock Of Bullshit!

 “limiting underage access to alcohol and cigarettes” I thought that most vendors these days abided by a very strict “Show Me Your ID” policy at the cash register when purchasing cigarettes or Beer. I know that even at my age, I am repeatedly being asked for my ID card—of course I also promptly tell them to go straight to hell immediatley after they ask…

 Here’s a novel idea in motion already…

 New driver license legislation proposed:

“Some believe that new proposed driver license legislation would help states better secure IDs while also protecting citizen privacy. Others say it “guts” an existing law and takes states back to pre-9/11 identity vetting for IDs.

A hearing held in the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the proposed bill called the Providing Additional Security in States’ Identification (PASS) Act of 2009. Testimony revealed very different takes on the bill that would basically roll back, REAL ID. It’s not clear how the proposed change would impact states already complying with REAL ID and rolling out new documents. Even with this new bill looming, some states are still moving ahead to comply with REAL ID.”

 Source: http://www.secureidnews.com/2009/09/19/new-driver-license-legislation-proposed?tag=Law_Enforcement

DOD official: U.S. needs identity czar:

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Lentz said a national leader is needed for reducing problems with anonymity on the Net

BLACK HAT USA — LAS VEGAS — A top Defense Department official today called for a second national cybersecurity czar dedicated to handling problems and risks associated with anonymity on the Internet.

Robert Lentz, who is the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber, identity, and information assurance in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense as well as the chief information assurance officer for DoD, in his keynote address here at Black Hat USA told attendees here that identity is at the heart of securing the Internet.

“In my opinion, there needs to be a cyberczar just for identity. Without that, we’re going to be done,” said Lentz, who said reducing anonymity is key to ensuring security and resiliency on the Net. He noted that reducing anonymity also will generate debate over “legitimate privacy concerns,” too.

“We need a national leader focused on this important topic, which is without a doubt a foundation for this fragile ecosystem,” he said.

The Obama administration plans to name an overall cybersecurity czar, but has not yet announced who that will be.

Lentz said the DoD’s public key infrastructure (PKI), one of the largest in the world, is not easy to use. “One of our greatest challenges is and continues to be that it’s still not easy to use,” he says. “We have to continue to embrace that technology and help others deal with identity assurance and drive anonymity out of the Net as much as possible.”

Other areas that need work, he said, are directory services and the integration of physical and logical security. “Directory services has been our Achilles heel since I’ve been here,” he said. “We need to clean up directory content.”

And authentication could be used to help unite physical and logical security, he said. Lentz said a good example of the rift here is that he has his PKI-based CAC card for computer access, but he needs a separate badge to get into the Pentagon. “And we need multi-factor authentication: we’re ready to turn the corner in biometrics and we need to leverage it for both logical and physical access,” he said.

“We need to deploy risk-based access control and the ability to authenticate ourselves to the Net [and in] the cloud,” he said.

And educating the public about secure Internet practices is also crucial to ensuring the infrastructure is sound and resilient. It will require a culture change, he says, and a campaign akin to the “green” movement for security. “We need to have a culture change like with the green movement but focusing on cybersecurity,” he says. “I think having a ‘cyber-green’ movement is something we can all rally around.”

Source: http://www.darkreading.com/security/government/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218900177

The eyes have it:

“When talking about biometric technologies the list typically goes fingerprint and then iris, in that order.

Fingerprint biometrics have been the standard because it has been around longer and have a proven track record. But advances in iris technology along with new vendors and products may signal that the technology is about to take off.”

Source: http://www.secureidnews.com/2009/07/13/the-eyes-have-it

FBI using facial recognition to find fugitives:

“The FBI is searching driver license databases using facial recognition technology, according to an Associated Press news report.

In North Carolina the technology was used to catch a double-murder suspect. The FBI learned the suspect was in North Carolina, took a 1991 booking photo and then compared it with 30 million photos stored by the motor vehicle agency. The search returned a dozen or so results and from there the suspect was identified and a week later he was arrested.

The ACLU has concerns over how the information is being used and the mission creep with drive licenses, said Christopher Calabrese, an attorney who focuses on privacy issues at the ACLU. “Now you need them to open a bank account. You need them to be identified everywhere. And suddenly they’re becoming the de facto law enforcement database.”

The FBI has set up a group to set standards on how driver license photos can be used in criminal cases. “

What we are witnessing with these new laws and proposals plays directly into the hands of the much touted US Census intelligence operation.

Let’s look at this another way:

a) Suppose that the government had the name of every person in the USA, and ALL of their personal information…

b)  Each of these people are required to have the National identification Card, and the Biometric Social Security card, as well as the Biometric Passport Document…

c)  You identity credentials MUST BE checked and verified every time that you;

            Apply for employment with a potential employer

            Every time that you use your credit card

            Before you are allowed to travel using the public transportation system

            Before you are allowed to purchase anything from the internet

Then my friend, we will have truly entered a new era of government surveillance.