- SHOCKING: Taxpayer Cash Laundered Through Somali Daycares to Fund Terrorism
- If Any Other Country Was Shooting Civilians Like Israel, The US Would’ve Invaded By Now
- HOPE PORN!!!
|SHOCKING: Taxpayer Cash Laundered Through Somali Daycares to Fund Terrorism
Posted: 15 May 2018 09:56 PM PDT
Millions of Minnesota taxpayer dollars have been funneled overseas to a Somali terror group through a network of daycare centers, according to reports based on public records and government documents.
Daycare centers, mostly owned by Somalis, received millions in government subsidies meant to assist low-income families with childcare expenses, but the money was instead shipped in suitcases to the Middle East, including regions of Somalia controlled by Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
“I have never seen anything like this level or scope in my 27-year career as an investigator,” government whistleblower Scott Stillman told Fox 9.
The fraud was so widespread and alarming that he wrote several emails to Department of Homeland Security.
“We are working on and overwhelmed by a significant amount of fraud cases involving organized crime, defrauding hundreds of millions of dollars annually in taxpayer monies,” he wrote.
Ten daycares are currently under investigation and dozens more are considered “suspicious.”
“Some government insiders believe this scam is costing the state at least a $100 million a year, half of all childcare subsidies,” Fox9 reported.
According to government records and public documents, most of the daycares suspected of fraud are owned by Somalis.
“We believe there’s a scope of fraud out there, we need to really get our arms around it and ensure that those dollars are going to the kids that really need them,” said Chuck Johnson, acting commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
“There’s a common pattern about how these are carried out, but beyond that, not something I’d directly categorize as organized crime,” Johnson added.
But former FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force officer Glen Kern said he was confident Minnesota taxpayer money was being used to fund terrorism.
“I’d say absolutely. Absolutely. Our sources are telling us that. Good sources from the community. Leaders,” he said.
Interestingly, Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) denounced the report, saying remittances help fight against terrorist groups.
|If Any Other Country Was Shooting Civilians Like Israel, The US Would’ve Invaded By Now
Posted: 15 May 2018 09:32 PM PDT
The death toll in Gaza increased dramatically on Monday as Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on thousands of Palestinian civilians, killing 41 and injuring at least 1,700, and the United States’ response served as a reminder that if the governments in Iran, Syria, North Korea or Russia had done the same thing, the U.S. would be calling for a full-scale invasion right now.
It is hypocrisy at its finest, especially considering the fact that the U.S. has a history of cheering on and aiding protests against foreign governments. In fact, when the mainstream media began sharing reports of protests in Iran in December 2017, President Trump took to Twitter to cheer on the dissidents.
“The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism,” Trump wrote, claiming that the United States was “watching very closely for human rights violations!”
Does that same logic not apply when thousands of Palestinians are standing up for their rights on the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli government is committing human rights violations? Trump’s silence is deafening, and it also serves as a reminder he has fallen into line with the same U.S. foreign policy standards that have been adopted and expressed by his predecessors.
When the U.S. launched its campaign to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, it went beyond just cheering on protesters, and it began launching multi-million-dollar programs to arm and train the protesters, even with the knowledge that many of them were extremists who would go on to strengthen radical groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. has also looked the other way in Saudi Arabia where the government is accused of a host human rights violations—including fueling genocide in the poorest country in the Middle East—and it regularly executes civilians who have been accused of protesting, after denying them a fair trial.
The United States only seems to care about oppressive governments who commit human rights violations when those governments are not considered “close allies.” The double-standard is painfully evident in Gaza as the bloodiest day in months comes to a close.
Reports from the Health Ministry in Gaza claimed that several of the 41 Palestinians killed on Monday were teenagers, and as many as 1,700 civilians are now left suffering from injuries after Israeli Defense Forces opened fire on protests near Israel’s border fence.
This comes in addition to the dozens of Palestinians who have been killed and the thousands who have been wounded by Israeli sniper fire in recent weeks. While Israel has falsely claimed that every man or teenage boy who participated in the protests was a “militant” for Hamas, and deserved to die, there was one civilian death that was particularly notable.
Yaser Murtaja, a Palestinian photojournalist, was wearing a jacket that clearly said “PRESS” when he was shot in the chest and killed by an Israeli sniper on Friday. As The Intercept noted, “Either the Israeli sniper could not clearly see who was in the rifle scope—in which case the claim that the use of live fire is precise is shown to be untrue—or the soldier intentionally fired at a journalist, which is a war crime.”
While Israel has justified the killings by claiming that their soldiers opened fire because the suspects “attempted to infiltrate” the Israel-Gaza border, a disturbing video was leaked last month that showed multiple Israeli men celebrating after a sniper targeted and shot a non-threatening man who was standing in a field on the other side of their border fence.
A man is seen standing motionless on the other side of the barrier as another man and a small child walk past him. Another man remarked, “I can’t see because of the wire” and then said, “there’s a little boy there,” noting the presence of the child.
The sniper then pulled the trigger and fired one shot, striking the Palestinian man who was standing still and was making no attempt to do anything that could have threatened the soldiers who had been observing him from a distance.
Cheers erupted from the Israelis after the Palestinian man was shot and then collapsed on the ground. The man filming the shooting can be heard saying, “Wow, what a video! Yes! Son of a bitch. What a video, here, run and get him out of there. Of course, I filmed it.”
About the author: Rachel Blevins is an independent journalist from Texas, who aspires to break the false left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. Follow Rachel on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Steemit and Patreon.
Source: The Free Thought Project
Posted: 15 May 2018 08:17 PM PDT
The steady din of disinformation in the post-9/11 era has seen the wholesale replacement of reality with untruth, causing decoherence and cynicism. It’s a vulnerability being exploited by trolls of every stripe, from Flat Earthers to QAnon. An implacable human drive to believe, to make believe and to make others believe gives us Fake News, Internet hoaxes and fact-checking websites that promote state-sponsored propaganda.
Recently, we’ve been hearing of QAnon, the “Sealed Indictments” of over 18,500+ government criminals and the US base at Guantánamo being outfitted to receive this throng of elite gangsters for processing in military tribunals. Catherine Austin Fitts calls such themes “Hope Porn”. The thinking is that these claims are propagated to pacify the Alternative Media community, i.e., the people most disgruntled by the impunity of the war profiteers and the banksters.
I have no idea what to make of these claims. Let me be clear that I’m not asking you to believe the information in this video. We’re so hard-wired to believe things or to reject them because they don’t match our beliefs. I’m asking you to resist believing anything for a moment and to make peace with your unknowingness. I’m asking you to suspend both your disbelief AND your belief.
You may think of Protocols of the Illuminated Suns of the Golden Dawn (all puns intended) authored by C Change as a thought experiment and you may ask yourself, what if the insane Trump foto novela that we are witnessing daily is a stunt to lure members of the coup d’état into their jail cells?
C Change would call this Protocol 1: Gaslighting the Media: The MSM is being allowed to spin their delusional narrative about Russian Collusion for as long as possible, in order to gradually awaken the masses as to the disparity between this official narrative versus the real reality, while lulling the coup planners into a sense of comfort.
“Deep State agents will leak information with such brazen abandon that it will lull the Deep State into false security, while perpetuating the false image of a chaotic, disorganized, inefficient, and deeply undermined White House…The world will be united by the New World Order Globalists – but not in the way the Globalists had hoped! The nations of Earth will be united through our shared disgust and unanimous rejection of the Globalist’s pedocracy.”
C Change paints a sort of wild dream come true for readers of Alternative Media, in which the “pedocracy” is stripped of its power, the central banks are abolished, followed by a debt jubilee and an epic stock market crash, the biggest event in mass consciousness since 9/11. This will trigger the martial law takedown of the corrupt elites. There will be peace in the Middle East and in the Koreas, the Iran deal will be renegotiated favorably and honorably for all concerned and advanced energy technologies will finally be declassified. The National Security threat once posed to the petrodollar by alternative energies has been defused by the lowered costs of existing green technologies and by the inexorable rise of the petroyuan. The release of these suppressed technologies will entail UFO disclosure.
It goes on. There are elements of hoary New Age themes, reminiscent of NESARA and the Photon Belt. There are disturbing statements extolling mass brainwave entrainment à la Project Bluebeam/Firesign.
The author makes comments about organized religion and the legalization of drugs which some will find objectionable but overall, it’s a very interesting thought experiment that challenges you to see things differently and it’s an inspiring bit of hope porn.
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