Disputing Muslim Persecution of Christians


 

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John R. Houk

© January 19, 2017

 

On January 8th, I posted a Shamim Mahmood submission. Shamim’s submission was a slim rundown on his advocacy as a journalist and Rights activist for his fellow Christians in Pakistan. The rundown is to demonstrate Shamim is a worthy cause to support. Pakistanis don’t make a lot of cash and Pakistani-Christians by the majority earn even less.

 

By the way, Shamim is still worthy of Western aid that is best sent via Western Union.

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First contact Shamim in case he has found an easy way to donate. I like to use Western Union sending money with this LINK to the destination of Islamabad (Contact Shamim in case he has changed cities). Shamim’s email is shamimpakistan@gmail.com, Western Union may ask for Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560

 

A well-meaning Muslim gal left a comment to that Shamim submission politely claiming the persecution of Christians and other non-Sunni Muslims was a myth used to get money of donors under false pretenses.

 

Below is that discussion back and forth between me and Aisha. Then follows a query by me to Shamim about Aisha’s perception. Which is followed by Shamim’s email response.

 

Aisha Khan

1/8/17

 

this is a blatant lie just to raise money, in fact there are Christians in my area and they are very safe and happy with their families. We have good relations with each other, we share our happy and sad moments with each other, we eat together and celebrate together.
This is a failed try to snatch money from people.

John Houk

1/15/17 (1/9/17 @ 9:10 AM & 9:58 AM on SlantRight 2.0)

 

+Aisha Khan Aisha I am guessing you are a Muslim. If my guess is correct, I can make a couple of assumptions from your comment:

1) You are a deluded Muslim with your head in the sand.

2) You are a Muslim Propagandist spreading deceit about the actual brutality of Sunni Muslims against all Pakistani minorities not just Christians (Ironically Pakistani Sunnis also are brutal toward Pakistani Shias & Ahmadiyyas – both of which consider themselves Muslims).

 

Aisha, this blog is full of reports about Muslim brutality against Christians not only in Pakistan but also in other Muslim dominated nations. To allude anything else is the actual lie.

Indeed Aisha, here is a link of the most recent use of the Pakistan Blasphemy Law that is obviously a FALSE allegation against a Christian man:

 

http://www.assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/2524-pakistan-illiterate-christian-man-from-lahore-accused-of-blasphemy.

Using the Blasphemy Law as a vendetta is legalized terrorism, because the accused is imprisoned under horrendous conditions awaiting a death sentence or is suspiciously and mysteriously murdered awaiting the execution of a death sentence.

Aisha Khan

1/16/17

 

+John Houk Absolutely I’m a Muslimah and I’m telling you the truth, there are many Christian families in my area and they are quite safe and happy with their families. They are doing Jobs in various Govt. institutions and also their private jobs. What you are telling me is a different situation and can happen in any country. For example we all know about the wave of terrorism in Pakistan. A large number of Muslims were killed, injured in various bomb blasts and other terrorist attacks. But we can’t blame other sects for this act.

 
We also know that America a Christian country is killing thousands of innocent people including women and children in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries. In the name of peace they are waging war on Muslims but we are not blaming Christians for this act of terror.

 
I also know there are black sheep in every community, there may be some misguided Muslims who are involved in such wrong acts but we can’t blame the whole Sunni Muslims for personal act of any individual or a group of people.

 
Also, we have to respect each other’s faith. No one has the right to insult or humiliate other people’s faith. We must avoid such provoking acts which leads to an anarchy and crises like situation.

 
I think this is much worse to use a few events and get emotional sympathies of people to snatch some money.

 
I think this more worse than the act committed by some ignorant individuals.

 
I condemn both of them.

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Dear Shamim

 

I have been having a G+ discussion with one Aisha Khan about the last submission you sent to me entitled “Keep Shamim Reporting”. The conversation has been quite polite, but she (I assume “she” in case I am mistaken)  claims your position of Sunni-Muslims persecuting religious minorities in Pakistan is a lie. And quote:

 

this is a blatant lie just to raise money, in fact there are Christians in my area and they very safe and happy with their families.”

 

I read reports from other sources other than just yours; hence, I conclude there is a huge persecution problem in Pakistan. Nonetheless, she seems quite sincere in her belief. Below is the entire discussion between me and her to date on the G+ Community Anti-Islam:

 

 

My knee-jerk reaction is that Aisha is calling you and me a liar. An American colloquialism describes my emotion to being called a liar; viz., “That chaps my hide.” So, I am going to cool off about a day and blog this interaction with some further thoughts from myself. If you have any thoughts between now and the time I begin to construct an edited post, you are more than welcome to provide your perspective

 

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Shamim Mahmood

RE: Aisha Khan – Pakistani Muslim

1/16/2017 8:14 PM

 

Dear Brother John

 

I think the World is witness to it that how much Christians and other religious minorities are safe [tongue-in-cheek sarcasm] in Pakistan. The level of persecution is clearly reported and it’s not only me, others have reported as well.

 

Seven members of [one] family in Gojra and a Christian couple in Kot Radha Kishan were burnt alive on false blasphemy accusations.

 

Joseph Colony Lahore where more than 70 houses, including two Churches, were set ablaze.

 

Even today, Christians are treated as second-class citizens and in the [Pakistan] Constitution discrimination is clearly seen.

 

John, she is right that in many areas Christians and Muslims are living together and share their happiness and sorrows, but when it comes to a matter of religion these – Muslims – do not hesitate for a second to kill or persecute minorities.  And especially this kind of (Aisha) people become more aggressive and hit first.

 

Yes, there are broad minded and liberal Muslims but they are very few.

 

I’ve visited her G+ that clearly gives a message of her openness. Secondly brother, you know how much money I have raised, but issues Christians are facing [result in] day by day persecution.

 

Thanks now I’m going to take tea.

 

God bless you,

 

Shamim

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A Few Thoughts to Aisha’s 1/16/17

January 19, 2017

John R. Houk

 

Aisha wrote:

 

We also know that America a Christian country is killing thousands of innocent people including women and children in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries. In the name of peace they are waging war on Muslims but we are not blaming Christians for this act of terror.

 

Aisha consider the facts behind these quotes:

 

Thirty civilians have been killed in northern Afghanistan during an Afghan special forces mission supported by Nato, an Afghan spokesman says.

 

Provincial officials say many of the deaths were caused by Nato air strikes.

 

The air support was called in after troops were surrounded by Taliban militants, who took shelter in civilian homes, the spokesman said.

 

 

“US forces conducted strikes in Kunduz to defend friendly forces. All civilian casualty claims will be investigated,” the Nato-led Resolute Support mission said.

 

 

A further 25 civilians were wounded in the operation in Kunduz, Mr Danish said, and 26 Taliban fighters were killed, including two commanders. The Taliban say only three of their fighters were killed.

 

US soldiers killed

 

The US military said its soldiers died after coming under fire during a mission to clear a Taliban position.

 

Two other US soldiers were wounded, it said. General John Nicholson said the soldiers’ loss was “heartbreaking”.

 

Taliban fighters came close to overrunning Kunduz city last month and the security situation in the area remains febrile. The insurgents control large areas of the province around the city.

 

US combat operations against the Taliban officially ended in 2014 but special forces have continued to provide support to Afghan troops.

 

Afghan forces have suffered thousands of casualties, with more than 5,500 killed in the first eight months of 2016. READ ENTIRETY (Afghanistan Nato: ’30 civilians killed’ during Taliban fighting; By Reuters; BBC; 11/3/16)

 

And more …

 

The war in Afghanistan continues destroying lives, due to the direct consequences of violence and the war-induced breakdown of public health, security, and infrastructure. Civilians have been killed by crossfire, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), assassinations, bombings, and night raids into houses of suspected insurgents. Even in the absence of fighting, unexploded ordnance from previous wars and United States cluster bombs continue to kill.

 

 

About 104,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan war since 2001. More than 31,000 of those killed have been civilians. An additional 41,000 civilians have been injured since 2001. READ ENTIRETY (AFGHAN CIVILIANS; WATSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS)

 

And more …

 

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — A joint military operation in northern Afghanistan in early November killed 33 Afghan civilians and wounded 27, the U.S. military said Thursday in releasing details of its investigation into the incident.

 

The attack in Boz village in restive Kunduz province flattened dozens of houses, residents and Taliban insurgents said. The joint operation was conducted to capture Taliban leaders who were plotting to seize the provincial capital of Kunduz, Afghan and U.S. military officials said.

 

“To defend themselves and Afghan forces, U.S. forces returned fire in self-defense at Taliban who were using civilian houses as firing positions,” U.S. military officials said.

 

 

Afghan special forces had planned the raid against the Taliban hideout in Kunduz with the help of a small group of American military advisers. But the insurgents swiftly engaged them, opening fire from multiple civilian buildings, the U.S. military said in its investigation. [Blog Editor: Emphasis Mine]

 

“U.S. and Afghan forces were forced to request aerial fire support from U.S. platforms in self-defense. Aerial fires were also used to suppress Taliban who were firing on U.S. medical evacuation assets as the dead and wounded were evacuated,” it said. READ ENTIRETY (US Confirms Airstrike Killed 33 Afghan Civilians in Kunduz; By Ayaz Gul; VOA; Last Updated 1/12/17 7:29 PM)

 

In Iraq …

 

Another person said: “Before blaming Muslims for Isis, remember that Isis terrorist attacks is targeting more Muslims than any other groups.”

 

Many people were sharing an image bearing the slogan: “Isis is bombing Muslims in Muslim countries in the holy month of Ramadan. And you still say Isis represents Islam?”

 

 

Like in other recent attacks, Isis’ initial propaganda claim said it targeted a “gathering of the Popular Mobilisation” Committees – predominantly Shia armed groups fighting its militants alongside Iraqi security forces.

 

But authorities say there were many women and children among the civilian victims, and a later statement from the organisation made it clear religion was the target, saying: “The raids of the mujahedeen [holy warriors] against the Rafidha [Shia] apostates will not stop.”

 

 

Shias were also the main victims of Isis’ deadliest ever attack in Iraq, when militants massacred 670 prisoners in a raid in Badush in June 2014.

 

A handful of survivors recounted jihadists separating Shias and other religious minorities, driving them into the desert and lining them up on the edge of a ravine before opening fire with machine guns.

 

There are no definitive figures on the number of Muslims or other religious denominations killed by Isis but the huge number of Iraqi victims, where 99 per cent of the population is Muslim, suggests that the religion makes up by far the largest proportion of the dead. READ ENTIRETY (Baghdad bombing: Iraqis remind world that most of Isis’ victims are Muslims after more than 160 killed; By Lizzie Dearden; Independent; 7/5/16)

 

American involvement in Iraq …

 

 

The rate of Iraqi civilian deaths caused by US-led coalition forces has declined steadily from 2009, while the rate caused by Iraqi state forces has increased, with deaths resulting directly from actions involving US-led coalition forces falling to their smallest number ever, at a total of 19 reported by year end (down from 32 in 2010), and deaths involving Iraqi forces rising from 98 in 2010 to 147 in 2011.

 

 

Total deaths with combatants, combining IBC and official records:

 

Combining IBC civilian data with official Iraqi and US combatant death figures and data from the Iraq War Logs released by WikiLeaks, we estimate the documented death toll across all categories since March 2003 to be 162,000, of whom 79% were civilians.

 

Most deadly period of violence:

 

Iraq’s violence peaked in late 2006 but was sustained at high levels until the second half of 2008 – nearly 90% of the deaths occurred by 2009.

 

Weapons claiming the most victims:

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Civilians killed by Gunfire Explosives Air attacks 2003 – 2011 by quarter Download data

 

64,575 of the civilian dead were reported killed by small arms gunfire; 39,273 by explosive weapons (such as IEDs, suicide attacks, and aerial bombardment); and 5,820by airstrikes (including cannon-fire, bombs and missiles).

 

Children killed:

 

Of the 45,779 victims for whom IBC was able to obtain age data, 3,911 (8.54%) were children under age 18.

 

Most-targeted group:

 

Police forces have been a major target, with 9,609 deaths reported – by far the largest toll of any professional group.

 

 

Civilians killed by US-led coalition

 

US forces killed far more Iraqi civilians than any other members of the US-led coalition, including various Iraqi military forces acting with or independently of them.3 The data on US forces killings show:

 

Total deaths from coalition forces:

 

15,141 (13%) of all documented civilian deaths were reported as being directly caused by the US-led coalition.

 

Children killed by coalition forces:

 

Of the 4,040 civilian victims of US-led coalition forces for whom age data was available, 1,201 (29%) were children.

 

 

  • Iraq Body Count 2003-2011 — 114,212

 

  • Iraq War Logs new ‘Civilian’ and comparable ‘Host Nation’ remaining – central estimate — 13,750

 

  • Iraq War Logs ‘Host Nation’ combatant – central estimate — 5,575

 

  • Iraq War Logs ‘Enemy’ (minus IBC overlaps) – central estimate — 20,499

 

  • Insurgents killed June-December 2003 — 597

 

  • Insurgents killed May 2004 — 652

 

  • Insurgents & Iraqi soldiers killed March 2009 — 59

 

  • Insurgents & Iraqi soldiers killed 2010–2011 – 2,187

 

  • TOTAL IRAQI — 157,531

 

  • US & Coalition military killed 2003–2011 — 4,802

 

  • TOTAL — 162,333

 

Official statistics

 

Official figures released monthly by Iraqi ministries continue to be lower than IBC’s, as in previous years, and this year more so than last. 7 However, longer-term official figures released in 2009 by the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights show somewhat higher totals than IBC for 2004-6. This indicates, as does the WikiLeaks-published US military database, that a full accounting for the entire period from 2003 will be above, not below, IBC’s present count. Unfortunately official Iraqi data is presented in aggregate form, whereas IBC’s numbers are obtained from incidents individually listed on its website. This not only makes them open to public scrutiny for verification or amendment, but would allow item-by-item cross-referencing against other, similarly detailed sources.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Iraqi deaths from violence 2003–2011; Iraq Body Count; First published 1/2/12)

 

Aisha the reality about war is this: WAR IS HELL.

 

The history of war demonstrates civilians – innocent and not so innocent sympathizers to the enemy – is an inevitable reality. When you say Americans kill civilian men, women and children, it is a true statement. BUT it is also true that not only have Muslims killed Christians and other religious minorities in in Muslim dominated populations, they have killed themselves.

 

One thing to consider in Aisha’s concerns about civilian deaths by American hands IS THIS: The United States of America would not have invaded Afghanistan if the Taliban government had not stood by Usama bin Laden and al Qaeda after about 3,000 (plus) civilians on American soil with hijacked jet airliners on September 11, 2001 (WE call that cowardly infamous day “911”). If that attack had never occurred on American soil, our military would never have invaded Afghanistan. And if we never invaded Afghanistan, it is unlikely the U.S. would have invaded Iraq based on rumors of Weapons of Mass Destruction being manufactured by Saddam Hussein.

 

Aisha on a personal note I have to ask: What makes you think Christians and Jews can live continuously in peace side by side? Are you not aware that your prophet Muhammad’s last words in the Quran was to kill Christians and Jews? According Islamic theology, Muhammad’s last words abrogate any previous words of peace toward those he called the People of the Book.

 

Do you hear without cringing the Church bells ringing calling Christians to assemble and worship God openly and with loud reverence? How many Jewish Synagogues operate openly in Pakistan or any Muslim dominated society? What happens in Pakistan if a Christian publicly announces Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the only path to Salvation from a Satan dominated world? You have to realize a Christian not brainwashed by centuries of Islamic Supremicism would tell a Muslim that Muhammad was a false prophet for claiming Jesus was not the Son of God?

 

If you want more trust from Americans that consider themselves Christians and/or Jews, Muslim must reform their theology to not condemn others for blaspheming Islam. Just as Christians in America not knowing just how intolerant Islam is, are more than willing to accept a Mosque, Synagogue, Buddhist Temple or even a brainwashing religious cult to be on the same street as a Church. Christians may not like the idea and perhaps protest such a building that denies Christ as the Son of God, but Christians would not riot en masse over the situation resulting assault, property damage or murder.

 

Something to think about Aisha next time your news tells your peaceful Muslim/Christian community that Christians were slaughtered because they may have offended the Quran, Islam, Allah or Muhammad.

 

JRH 1/19/17

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America’s Next Internecine War


Flag 2nd American Revolution

John R. Houk

© October 24, 2013

 

I gotta tell ya Danny your writings (And read Danny’s Part 2) are coming closer and closer to the semblance of Revolutionary War pamphleteering. I like it!

 

Something popped into my head while I was reading your essay. Yeah, I know, when the light comes on in the old grey matter it could be dangerous. You believe a revolution is imminent and the attempted take-over will be at the hands of the Left … err I mean Progressives, correct? Frankly I do not disagree with that prediction.

 

But here’s the thing. What if a majority of the American electorate awoke from the Matrix slumber imposed by the Left and began voting against Progressive candidates and Establishment Republicans? What if true Conservatives began to have the proverbial upper hand politically at least as in the Reagan years? Would there still be a revolution in America’s immediate future?

 

Now here’s the thought that popped into my mind. No matter who dominates America’s political power structure a revolution would occur anyway. Why?

 

The reason is because the political spectrum in the USA is uncompromisingly fractured. There is the Progressive Left. There is the Conservative Right. There is an Independent electorate in the middle that is neither Progressive nor Conservative but just want the best environment to live their lives on whatever non-political path they desire to walk.

 

Honestly the semblance of balance has been the Center-Left and the Center-Right that have historically bargained in an agreed upon give-and-take legislative fashion. The last time that balance broke down in the USA there was a bloody Civil War with the weaponry of that time.

 

It is my opinion the Center-Left in America has totally disintegrated in America’s Constitutional power structure. In our current Two-Party system those we call the Establishment Republicans are the Center-Right. The problem with the GOP’s Center-Right is that the business-as-usual mentality has been infected with Center-Left or just down right Progressive thinking. The growing Conservatives of the Republican view (and rightfully so) as a betrayal of the history that brought America to the point of the most powerful yet Freest nation on the planet Earth.

 

This absence of political balance is what will lead to another Revolutionary War in the USA. I guess one could call a future internecine war in America the Second Civil War, but I tend to think it will be akin to America’s original Revolutionary War. Divisions in political loyalties will splinter urban areas as well as rural areas. The only reason entire States might take a side for or against a duly elected Constitutional government one political spectrum was able to subdue the other side of the political spectrum within a State.

 

No, the next war conflicting Americans will be whose political vision wins a bloody war with the winners Founding a new Constitution based on the victorious political spectrum.

 

God have mercy on us all on how such a war will culminate.

 

Hmm … Another dangerous thought: Perhaps a global war will set aside political spectrum conflict within the USA – at least temporarily. But again Danny isn’t the global conflict part of an International Progressive agenda to squash opposition to a Left Wing New World Order?

 

Time will tell.

 

JRH 10/24/2013

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Defenders of Bradley Manning and Wikileaks are Anti-American Dimwits


Bradley Manning Traitor

John R. Houk

© March 17, 2012

 

On December 2, 2010 I posted a segment of Hannity talking with Ann Coulter about the Wikileaks release of documents and videos the traitor Bradley Manning had hacked and distributed.

 

The YouTube video I posted demonstrates just how strong homosexual activism and how strong the propaganda of Leftist hate-America-first people is. Regrettably most of the comments on the post are supportive Wikileaks criminal Julian Assange. I have taken the time to defend my position on Manning and Assange. Indeed, here we are in 2012 and people are still defending the traitor and the criminal at that SlantRight YouTube Channel post.

 

Here is one comment trying to heap guilt on me because of the alleged goodness that Manning perpetrated in releasing classified data to Assange:

 

PeterCarthy – March 16, 2012:

 

When the documents in question show video footage of soldiers killing journalists, civilians and even children, in a matter of minutes, with no remorse when they realise (British rendering) they were no threats, and even arrogantly shifting blame on the civilians for “bringing their kids to a gunfight” then that’s when an American soldier has the right to release classified documents that show your government is lying to its people.

 

Frankly the documents I am most aware of are the ones that expose confidential cables between the diplomatic corps and the State Department which are meant to provide an honest evaluation of foreign national intentions, foreign diplomats, foreign dignitaries, foreign military figures and foreign government leaders. Note the word “foreign” as in not American. Whether the foreign is an ally, an enemy or a neutral; reports are bound to occur that should not be public because the analysis might not be flattering.

 

I was not paying close enough attention and did not realize there was a video released that showed the engagement between the U.S. Military and Islamic terrorists in Iraq. The video dubbed by Wikileaks is called “Collateral Murder.” The reasoning for the epithet is because civilian casualties occurred in this engagement. Anti-war idiots, Leftist apologists and homosexual activists are proclaiming the traitor Bradley Manning a whistleblowing hero because of the propaganda this video exposes that the American Military is involved in war crime atrocities.

 

I can sum up the truth of this engagement with Islamic terrorists with the comment I left for PeterCarthy:

 

SlantRightMarch 17, 2012:

 

Yeah, I watched the entire video from beginning to end. I saw soldiers nailing Islamic terrorists with AK-47s and RPGs preparing to engage US troops. We got them first and then discovered there were kids among the terrorists probably as human shields. The kids’ injuries or deaths were the fault of terrorists and NOT US troops! Manning is a traitor for releasing other documents compromising the secret reports of State Dept cables that provide honest evaluations in diplomacy.

 

That’s right, the video clearly shows professional soldiers locating Islamic terrorists with AK-47s and RPGs. From the audio of the video you can tell that the Islamic terrorists were preparing to engage US troops with the weaponry. The Islamic terrorists were targeted from the air and nailed. Some ran into a building and the building was destroyed. When the ground troops arrived for clean-up purposes it was discovered that some children was among the wounded.

 

You have to realize that Islamic terrorists preparing to engage American troops had children with them. The children could not be seen from the video vantage. The children were discovered by the ground troops. A soldier can be heard calling for emergency evacuation of the children to get them to a hospital for treatment. I have to wonder if people wounded by Islamic terrorists would have received the same medical attention as American troops provided to civilians they had wounded. In fact I am willing to bet that Islamic terrorist would not only target purposely American-friendly Iraqis and their children but would have tortured them if they had survived their wounds.

 

This so-called “Collateral Murder” video demonstrates just how manipulative Leftists and American-haters can be in twisting the facts. You can see for yourself in this 39 minute video courtesy of AlJazeeraEnglish on Apr 7, 2010.

 

VIDEO: WikiLeaks video: ‘Collateral murder’ in Iraq

 

 

JRH 3/17/12 (Hat Tip: Adam Sharp of SharpElbows.net)

Is China Challenging American Military Power?


clipped-animating missile contrail

John R. Houk

© November 22, 2010

 

Remember that breaking news incident a couple of weeks ago when the MSM and FOX News broke a story of a local CBS affiliate’s video of a “contrail” moving away from Los Angeles toward Catalina an island about 30 miles off the US coast?

 

I was faithfully watching FOX News that particularly. At that time FOX showed the KCBS footage seemingly as that local CBS affiliate began distributing its scoop. At that time the official US government response went something like: “What are you media guys talking about? We haven’t had any indication anything unidentified or threatening has been spotted near the California coast.” Through a considerable part of the day that was the line from the government, U.S. military defensive technology and government connected scientific community organizations and individuals.

 

In the morning of that “mystery” contrail FOX News showed a picture that had little clarity but was NOT just the contrail. That video had the appearance of a missile fuselage. From my television perspective there did not appear to be wings like a jet would have. I have to admit the video footage shown briefly was a bit blurry and the sight of wings or lack thereof could have been an optical interpretation of wishful thinking that an unexpected missile was discovered. I watched FOX News off and on quite a bit that day and the fuselage video or still was not ever shown again. ONLY the contrail was shown with various military and scientific experts beginning to appear assuring news addicts that the government version was accurate that no missile was accidently launched around the California coast.

 

Frankly I assumed that some military tech screwed up and the government was trying to cover its tracks over an embarrassing discovery by a relatively large media outlet in a LA local CBS affiliate. Rather than calling the report the result of fringe UFO’ers it would be difficult to call KCBS loony. Thus the next best way to cover up an error would be to explain away the error; thus the offering of scenarios of a commercial airliner providing an optical illusion of a missile contrail. I never thought anything else about the mystery. If it was a missile or a jet either way there was no harm so there was no foul to be concerned about.

 

I know if it was a missile and the government was trying to cover its tracks there was probably a question of safety for civilians, but I also know there would be no cooperation from the government or the US military without the smoking gun evidence. Without the smoking gun evidence connecting a cover up the incident would fall into the lore of difficult to explain Conspiracy Theory. I have to admit I do enjoy a good Conspiracy Theory especially it connects to personal suspicions, but I rarely spend any personal time on the hype. Thus I post a Conspiracy Theory once in awhile, but it is usually the work of someone else’s digging. Most recently I have been posting the Federal Reserve and New World Order Conspiracy Theory by Tony Newbill (go to SlantRight.com Search and type in Tony Newbill) mainly he is very dedicated to his theme and constantly sends emails for posting.

 

I received an email of World Net Daily updates on November 20th pointing to a November 19th story that was a reprint from WND’s subscription service called Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The summary of the link got my attention; thus going to the WND story entitled “Experts: Mystery contrail was from Chinese missile” did get my attention. The story is pretty much what the title suggests. In this case the story purports a Communist Chinese submarine crept through US defenses and fired a warning missile close to California as a warning of Chinese military capability and that US defenses are penetrable. Now that is a Conspiracy Theory!

 

That is quite an accusation that goes way beyond my thoughts on a US military screw-up in which a low level military techno-geek pressed the wrong button launching an American missile that apparently went to a place of no harm. So, I decided to Google two or three scenarios to see if Joseph Farah had anyone who agreed with him.

 

What discovered is that a huge majority of the links rustled up by Google was very supportive of the idea that there was no missile but only a guess to what the contrail really was. Most of the websites and blogs that postulated a Chinese missile were using the Joseph Farah story as there source. I did find one source though. The website/blog Opinion Maker reposted two articles by Wayne Madsen. Without doing an independent search on info about Madsen, the Opinion Maker stories have this mini-bio on Madsen:

 

Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. He has written for several renowned papers and blogs.

 

Madsen is a regular contributor on Russia Today. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. Madsen has taken on Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity on their television shows.  He has been invited to testifty (sic) as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an (sic) terrorism investigation panel of the French government.

 

As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He subsequently worked for the National Security Agency, the Naval Data Automation Command, Department of State, RCA Corporation, and Computer Sciences Corporation.

 

Madsen is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Association for Intelligence Officers (AFIO), and the National Press Club. He is a regular contributor to Opinion Maker.

 

Madsen’s bona fides is meant to assure the reader that he is not a Conspiracy Theory fringer. Here are the two posts from Wayne Madsen about the culpability of a Chinese sub launching a missile near the coast of California:

 

·       China Overtakes American Supremacy!

 

·       Chinese Submarine was not the first on US coast

 

China has been creeping into super power status on the scale of challenging American global hegemony for some time. China has been flexing its economic muscle by owning a huge chunk of American debt. If the speculation is correct and China is flexing a confidant military muscle, what does that mean in the long term?

 

JRH 11/22/10