Starship Warriors

We recently launched our series on the 21st Century Warrior Veteran Health Service, and have gotten good exposure and commentary. Today we’ll touch on a couple of aspects of the next installment. 

The nature of military service has changed significantly since the VA laws were developed in the 1950s. Many of these laws, and importantly their many amendments and regulations changes, fail to account for these changed conditions and changed assumptions about veteran casualty care. In the 1950s, the nation envisioned infrequent declared wars, with significant gaps of armed peace in between; the start and end of wars bound by the declaration of the U.S. Congress, as provided for in the U.S. Constitution.  Then everyone would go home to resume their civilian lives, with the unfortunate minority who’d been legitimately injured or become ill in battle, being cared for by the VA health system.    

Today, we are almost in a permanent state of war, declared not by the U.S. Congress, in accordance with the US Constitution, but by the Executive Branch, under the Presidential War Powers Act. Therefore, the 21st-century veteran scenario is much closer to that envisioned by Robert Heinlein in his classic sci-fi novel, Starship Trooper.   Until that is changed, the virtual permanent state of war is going to produce a continuous stream of veterans needing extensive and complex long-term treatment and care.   

Indeed, the assured multiple exposures to combat over a career increase the odds of disabilities among the all-volunteer military. Today’s military battlefield medicine produces survivors, requiring a lengthy and complex recovery and care scenario.

The trauma of war is, therefore, concentrated in the point-six percent of the U.S. population that pledge their military oaths to defend, day-to-day, the other 99.6 percent of the U.S. populace.  (Note:  That figure does not account for the millions of illegals living cost-free under our defense umbrella while milking American largess.)

The new 21st Century Warrior Veteran Health Service (VHS) legislation must account for the new world under which American instruments of national power are sustained, with the military being a key element in that requisite power equation of Diplomacy, Information, Military and Economy. We are building a case here that the standard U.S. Government cookie-cutter approach, wrought of mediocrity in the way of doing business, is not—and should not be—the same for this point-six percent, who lay it on the line…and without whom Hollywood and Seattle moms would see their sons, and likely their daughters, dragooned into this permanent state of war, that we now call normal.

The new way of American warfighting demands a new approach to caring for its veterans.

Heads up in Houston!

Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw routes opposition in US Congressional District 2 Run-off. Dan Crenshaw, retired Navy SEAL in Houston, won his run-off campaign on 22 May by a margin of 70 -30. He runs on the slogan, “ Vote ‘veteran’ to get the job done. “ Special Operations Speaks enthusiastically endorses Crenshaw’s candidacy and will keep you updated as we go into the November 2018 primary elections. Our best wishes for a continued strong campaign go with this Texas Vet in the Fight. Find Dan at https://crenshawforcongress.com Contribute to his campaign. We did.

Dan was interviewed by Pete Hedgpeth of @FoxNews

The Muslim Brotherhood – History and Front Groups

The Resistance to the Trump presidency in 2017 was almost deafening. Lost in the shuffle of Social Justice Warrior movements and general chaos is a group with a goal of global dominance and that has infiltrated many levels of the U.S., both in business and government spheres. That organization is the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood began in Egypt in 1928. Its original foundation was a Sunni revivalist movement. The Muslim Brotherhood’s chief goal and purpose is the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate which would be governed by Shari’ah (Islamic law).

The Muslim Brotherhood has also been known as Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimeen, Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin, Gamaat al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin, Ikhwan, Muslim Brethren, Muslim Brothers, and Society of Muslim Brothers.

The Investigative Project offers some historical detail:

The Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) was founded as an Islamic revivalist movement in the Egyptian town of Isma’iliyaa in March 1928 by school teacher Hassan al-Banna (1906-1949).2 The Brotherhood’s goal has been to promote the implementation of Shari’ah (Islamic law derived from the Quran and the Sunnah).

Early in its history, the Brotherhood focused on education and charity. It soon became heavily involved in politics and remains a major player on the Egyptian political scene, despite the fact that it is an illegal organization. The movement has grown exponentially, from only 800 members in 1936, to over 2 million in 1948, to its current position as a pervasive international Sunni Islamist movement, with covert and overt branches in over 70 countries.

The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to restore the historical Caliphate and then expand its authority over the entire world, dismantling all non-Islamic governments. The Brotherhood aims to accomplish this through a combination of warfare – both violent and political. The Muslim Brotherhood has provided the ideological model for almost all modern Sunni Islamic terrorist groups.

Those who have read even the smallest amount about the Muslim Brotherhood are likely aware of their role in the Holy Land Foundation case.

Briefly, after a mistrial in 2007, the Holy Land Foundation case came to a close in November of 2008 when five former leaders were found guilty in the second trial by a U.S. Federal court for facilitating the transfer of more than $12 million to Hamas. At the time, the Holy Land Foundation was the largest Muslim charity organization in the country.

The defendants appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012, but their petition was rejected. That same year, former Attorney General Eric Holder continued to obstruct Congressional oversight committees by refusing to produce documents from the Holy Land Foundation trial that implicated other Muslim groups and individuals who were operating in the United States.

Holder refused to prosecute these groups, of which included major Muslim groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its co-founder Omar Ahmad, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT).

HLF had already been classified as a “specially designated terrorist group” by the United States Treasury Department seven years earlier in 2001. Hamas had been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in 1997 by the U.S. Department of State

According to testimony presented at trial by the FBI “[I]n the early 1990’s, Hamas’ parent organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, planned to establish a network of organizations in the U.S. to spread a militant Islamist message and raise money for Hamas. The HLF became the chief fundraising arm for the Palestine Committee in the U.S. created by the Muslim Brotherhood to support Hamas.”

It is worth noting that the government in the United Kingdom produced a report wherein the Muslim Brotherhood was given the designation of a terrorist organization in 2015. Former President Obama lashed out at the report claiming the group was “non-violent.”

The Obama White House issued a statement which read, in part, “”political repression of nonviolent Islamist groups has historically contributed to the radicalization of the minority of their members who would consider violence. The de-legitimization of non-violent political groups does not promote stability, and instead advances the very outcomes that such measures are intended to prevent.”

The Holy Land Foundation, CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, and Hamas are just some of the more visible front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood. There are many, many more.

Documented Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups
* List may not be comprehensive.

American Muslim Council (AMC)

American Trust Publications (ATP)

Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS)

Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers (AMSE)

Audio-Visual Center (AVC)

Baitul Mal Inc (BMI)

Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Foundation for International Development (FID)

Hamas

International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (IRFAN)

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

Islamic Association of Palestine (IAP)

Islamic Book Service (IBS)

Islamic Centers Division (ICD)

Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)

Islamic Education Department (IED)

Islamic Formation Center (IFC)

Islamic Housing Cooperative (IHC)

Islamic Medical Association (IMA)

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Islamic Teaching Center (ITC)

ISNA FIQ Committee (IFC)

Malaysian Islamic Study Group (MISG)

Mercy International Association (MIA)

Muslim Arab Youth Association (MAYA)

Muslim Association of Canada (MAC)

Muslim Businessmen Association (MBA)

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)

North American Islamic Trust (NAIT)

Occupied Land Fund (OLF)

United Association for Studies and Research (UASR)

US Council on Muslim Organizations (USCMO)

Resources
Counter Extremism

Counter Jihad Report

Discover The Networks

The Clarion Project

The Gate Stone Institute

The Investigative Project

2018 Is Here. Are You Armed With The Facts?

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Whether it’s labeled the ‘Deep State’, Resistance or specific groups like Antifa, Indivisible and the Women’s March, the differences are few. Our nation is facing a subversive and dangerous threat to liberty on a regular basis.

To add to the chaos, media outlets continue to protect, promote and endorse the radical groups and individuals behind these labels.

What do some of these terms mean? What is the intent or purpose of these very vocal, militant factions we see multiplying and growing in our country?

Deep State

The Oxford dictionary definition of ‘Deep State’ reads:

“(noun) a body of people, typically influential members of government agencies or the military, believed to be involved in the secret manipulation or control of government policy.”

Deep State Supporting Antifa?
A shorter, simpler explanation is that the Deep State is a shadow government made up of civil servants acting individually or in concert. In other words, holdovers from previous administrations meddle and obstruct the current administration. This obstructionism has gone on in politics nearly unchecked since the birth of our nation, yet under we’ve seen the effects of it more vividly under this administration than others in recent memory.

Late Supreme Court Justice Scalia often used an alternative term – the administrative state. This is a blanket term for governmental bureaucracy which unaccountable and has grown exponentially under both Democratic and Republican administrations alike. Scalia’s colleague, Justice Thomas, has argued that the administrative state, and hence the Deep State as well, are inherently incompatible with the separation of powers within our Constitution.

The idea of the ‘Deep State’ has been around a long time. Yet, looking at any number of Left-leaning news outlets, the term ‘Deep State’ seems to be an excuse device created by the Trump administration and its supporters.

“Leaks to reporters. Supposed wiretaps of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. Federal court rulings against the ban on travel and refugee resettlement.

For allies of Trump — aides, politicians and right-wing news sites — these are evidence of the existence of a “deep state,” a secretive, coordinated network inside the government dedicated to undermining the administration.” – LA Times, March 19, 2017

To the credit of the LA Times, they include some history which dates back to the Ottoman Empire and includes the origin of the term, “derin devlet” or deep state.

You’d have to be living under a rock not to see the ‘Deep State’ at work within Robert Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation. An investigation, which by the way, has yet to yield any evidence of collusion committed by Trump or his campaign despite the constant media hype.

What has been revealed is the underbelly of ‘Deep State’ operatives being involved in Mueller’s investigation who viscerally have been opposed to President Trump such as FBI Agent Peter Strzok and the ugly mess with former FBI Director Comey, the DOJ’s Bruce Ohr, the Democrat party, Fusion GPS and the highly suspect ‘Trump Dossier’.

The intent of the ‘Deep State’ as we know it right now is clear: obstruct the current administration and its agenda by any means necessary.

This is also the same intent of the ‘Resistance’.

Resistance

We’ve all seen references to the ‘Resistance’ on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter. The ‘resistance’ is specific to the Trump presidency.

As mentioned earlier, a variety of progressive, far-left groups makes up the ‘Resistance’ as it has come to exist over the first year of Donald Trump’s administration. Antifa, Indivisible, BAMN, Refuse Fascism, and the Women’s March are some of the more visible members of the ‘resistance’. We’ve profiled some of these groups here at SOS as part of our continuing series we’ve dubbed “Intel Reports.”

Some of the ‘Resistance’ groups are known quantities such as the ACLU, La Raza, The Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood and other Democrat-friendly organizations. There is big money involved from mega-funders like Tom Steyer who is currently running a multi-million dollar campaign that is attempting to spark an impeachment movement. There is also dark money flowing into socialist, communist and far-leftist non-profits courtesy of dark money king George Soros and his friends at Democracy Alliance.

So what’s the difference between the ‘Deep State’ and the ‘Resistance’?

Where the ‘Deep State’ is nestled within government, the ‘Resistance’ operates mainly on the outside, however, the two are not mutually exclusive and in fact, have overlapped in many areas.

Take for example the Indivisible Guide. This guide was created by former Democratic Congressional staffers, Hillary Clinton State Department and campaign employees with the express purpose of mobilizing progressives in the arena of local level politics.

The full title is The Indivisible Guide: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.

The Indivisible Guide was shared at first as a Google document that left-leaning, progressive activists, and Democrats who were upset by or refused to accept the results of the 2016 election.

Bear in mind, all of the ‘civic’ events the guide proposes are mainly window dressing as evidenced by the opening statement that the Indivisible Guide is about President Trump:

“Donald Trump represents a grave threat to liberal democratic values.”
The Indivisible Guide, which turned into a movement with local chapters in nearly every state, is very clear about who this guide is for — progressive Democrats and anyone who opposes President Trump.

Do not make the mistake that the various ‘Resistance’ groups popping up are organic or unorganized. One glance at the calendar set up for the numerous ‘Resistance’ groups will dispel that thought.

The ‘Deep State’ and the ‘Resistance’ share a goal, which is the to undermine and delegitimize Donald Trump’s Presidency and his administration.