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Rush Limbaugh’s Letter to President Obama

January 28, 2010
RUSH: I penned a message to Obama that I would like to deliver now.  Because Mr. Obama, I think it’s time we had a heart to heart talk.  Let me be the father that you never had or never really knew, because I think you need some guidance.  It’s time to man up.  It’s time to grow up.  That speech last night was an embarrassment.  You couldn’t focus, you lashed out in all directions, you refused to accept responsibility for your own actions, and you were angry.  And he was, folks! He was mad.  Being president is a big job.  It’s a big responsibility.  You wanted the position, Barack.  You campaigned for it.  You told the public to trust you with it, and they elected you — and you’re now president of the greatest country mankind has ever known, and yet you act like this was all coming to you, like you deserve it, that you’re better than the people you are supposed to serve and that you have no tolerance for debate or dissent.  That’s not the way it works as president, Barack.  We have a Constitution, we have checks and balances, we have separation of powers, we have states — and most of all, we have the people.  You don’t get to impose your programs and policies on the nation and the people without our consent.  

This is a representative republic, not a banana republic, and let me remind you: Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky are not our Founding Fathers.  This is a nation built on individuality, built on liberty, free markets, and faith.  Yet you, Barack, demand fidelity to a different belief system: A system that crushes individual initiative and free will.  The president does not berate Supreme Court justices who are guests of the Congress and who have no ability to respond to your attacks.  You’ve made such a mess of things, Barack, and it’s time to stop deluding yourself. It’s time to stop blaming others.  You are delusional.  You are delirious.  It’s time for you to assume the responsibilities of a president rather than pretending to be one.  

You’ve driven the nation’s debt over the edge.  It is your responsibility to fix it now.  Otherwise, our young people will have no future.  You were wrong to grant terrorists constitutional rights. Even the libs in New York don’t want the trial there now!  You, Mr. President, are endangering the security of this nation.  Now fix it!  Reverse course, and end the terrorists — all of them — back to Guantanamo Bay, where they belong.  You are wrong to nationalize one industry after another from automobiles to banks.  You are destroying competition and jobs.  You need to stop what you were doing before million of more families go broke from your misguided policies.  It’s not too late to stop this.  I know you’re not going to stop it because last night you said you don’t quit, and I know what you mean.  

You’re gonna keep plugging for the same agenda, which is going to destroy this country even more — which makes me think, Barack, that’s your objective.  You know, Barack, unlike most presidents you’re dealing with a Congress that has super majorities in both houses, fellow Democrats.  It amazes me that with all the talk about your ability to persuade and communicate, that you can’t even hold your own party members together anymore.  Is that Bush’s fault, too? Is it is fault of the banks and the insurance companies and the lobbyists that you can’t keep your own Democrat Party unified — or is it a problem with your leadership, Barack, or lack of leadership?  It’s the latter, Mr. President. I’ll tell you, you are not a leader. You are an agitator and an organizer, and a process guy, but you are not a leader.  It is you who are doing something wrong.  

The people in Virginia don’t like it.  The people in New Jersey don’t like it.  The people in Massachusetts don’t like it.  The people in Massachusetts and all over the country have the ability to inform themselves outside of your sycophant press corps, and they are doing so.  Members of your own governing majority don’t like what you are doing.  I mean, this calls for some self-reflection and some circumspection.  Has it occurred to you, Mr. President, even once that you’re not as cool as you think you are?  Has it occurred to you that you are screwing up?  And if it has, are you happy about that?  Has it occurred to you that you have a great deal to learn and that you need to take your own measure, or are you Mr. Perfect?  Are you God-sent?  

Are you The One that you’ve been waiting for?  See, I have a little concern there may be a psychological issue at play here.  I don’t say this to demean you, Barack.  I say it because I’m concerned.  I mean, Tom Daschle was always “concerned” and I like the word. I’m concerned.  You seem to have a whole lot of enemies, at least in your own mind.  A partial list would include Fox News, insurance companies, banks, oil companies, the “special interests,” the Supreme Court, Republicans, talk show hosts, executives, anyone or any business that earns over $250,000 a year, mortgage companies, credit card companies — and the list goes on and on and on.  You have the longest enemies list of anybody I’ve ever known.  

These people are not your enemies, though, Barack.  They are Americans.  They are part of this country.  They are part of what makes the nation work.  You are not.  You have nothing to do, and have had nothing to do, with this nation’s greatness.  You can’t lay claim to greatness on any scale, not even rhetorical.  But you have no direct relationship to the greatness of this country.  You are damaging the possibility of further greatness.  Nevertheless, like a bully, you continue to threaten all of these people.  The Supreme Court, Big Oil, Big Pharmaceutical, Big Retail, talk show hosts, Fox News, the list goes on.  You threaten anybody who does not agree with you.  You try to intimidate them.  You smear them.  Your sycophantic media goes right along and carries your water. But this is not what presidents do.  

You’re supposed to lead not by threatening people but by encouraging them, by embracing them, by thanking them, by inspiring them.  Most of all you don’t seem to appreciate the magnificence of this nation!  I know you don’t.  The way you’ve been educated about this country it’s painfully obvious.  You think this country is guilty, period. Guilty and unjust.  You seem to think this country needs to be torn down so you can rebuild it.  But you were elected to be president, not some kind of dictator.  You must operate within the confines of the Constitution.  You are not bigger than the law, and you are not bigger than the people.  You were elected to serve the people, not dictate to them.  Anyway, I’m sure this little lecture will not do you much good, particularly given the spectacle of your speech last night.  You really are full of yourself.  But I truly hope that this little talk does do you some good down the way, because something is going to have to change in you or we are doomed for at least the next three years.  

 
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A LETTER TO OUR MUSLIM PRESIDENT

November 25, 2009

 

‘Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001?

Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan , across the Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was ‘desecrated’ when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet?….Well, I don’t. I don’t care at all.

I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia

I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for chopping off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat..

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide …

I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave Marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I don’t care.

When I see a fuzzy pho to of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing incident, rest assured: I don’t care..

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank: I don’t care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and fed ‘special’ food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts: I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran.’ Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and-you guessed it-I don’t care!!

‘If we ever forget that we’re One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under’  -Ronald Reagan

One last thought for the day:

In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the Anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England ‘s Prime Minister Tony Blair’s words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America , he said: ‘A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.’

Written by a housewife from New Jersey who should be running for Congress!

THE FIRST TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. SOIL SINCE 9/11

November 11, 2009

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Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is an “Islamist extremist.”   Obama & commies do not want to release this information because they can’t afford to admit that the most destructive terrorist act to be committed on American soil since 9/11; happened on their watch!  The only thing Obama & commies are watching is your wallet! 

Could this TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. SOIL been prevented?  This attack may have been prevented if Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was a “rightwing extremist” instead of a “Islamist extremist”.  Maybe then the DHS would have had him listed on their “watchdog list”.

How many more attacks will we have to endure on Obama’s watch??  One is too many.  George Bush kept us safe for 8 years; Obama for only 8 months.  

Obama better react to this TERRORIST ATTACK ON U.S. SOIL!  We all remember what happened when Bill Clinton failed to react to the attack on the USS Cole….

LIBERALS ARE UN-AMERICAN!

August 16, 2009

Why do we continue to allow these moonbats to call us “un-American”?? 

AND WE’RE UN-AMERICAN?? 

LIBERALS HATE AMERICA!

THE LEFTIST DISRESPECT & DOWNPLAY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AMERICAN DEATHS AT A 9/11 MEMORIAL AND YET THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO CALL US UN-AMERICAN??

 

CONSERVATIVES LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED FIGHTING TO PROTECT IT!

 

ANY COMMUNIST WHO FEELS ANGERED BY MY LOVE FOR THIS COUNTRY AND OUR TROOPS… CRY HERE… FLAG@WHITEHOUSE.GOV

Lou Dobbs Did His Job!!!

July 27, 2009

 

Richard Cohen, President of the Southern Poverty Law Center, wrote a letter to CNN (Communist News Network) requesting they exercise editorial judgement and fire Lou Dobbs.  Lou Dobbs was doing his job and reporting the news;  regardless if it was not favorable towards “the anointed one”!! 

The Communist News Network is known for their “editorial judgement”.  After the election, they banned all Conservative iReporters that did not favor Barack “the anointed one” Obama!!  They did this without warning or cause.  This is the same irresponsible biased media network  that got him elected!!

I guess nobody can question the anointed one but Richard Cohen himself??

Richard Cohen: I Don’t Think Obama Has Questionable Views Of Farrakhan, But…

January 15, 2008 — 2:36 PM EST 

 Everybody’s already taken their whacks at today’s reprehensible Richard Cohen column in The Washington Post recycling the latest smear of Obama. But I wanted to highlight one particular aspect of it.

Cohen notes that the minister of Obama’s church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, launched Trumpet Newsmagazine, which hailed Louis Farrakhan as a great man. This is supposed to raise questions about Obama, Cohen seems to suggest. Now take a look at Cohen’s last gaff…

I don’t for a moment think that Obama shares Wright’s views on Farrakhan. But the rap on Obama is that he is a fog of a man. We know little about him, and, for all my admiration of him, I wonder about his mettle. The New York Times recently reported on Obama’s penchant while serving in the Illinois legislature for merely voting “present” when faced with some tough issues. Farrakhan, in a strictly political sense, may be a tough issue for him. This time, though, “present” will not do.

I guess only Richard Cohen can question Barack “The Anointed One”  Obama! 

Lou Dobbs did his job and did it well!

The Future Of The Grand Old Party… President John Boehner!

June 27, 2009

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John Boehner is the future of the Grand Old Party!  Welcome to the transparancy you were promised!

Political career

In 1981 Boehner served on the board of trustees of Union Township, Butler County, Ohio. In 1984, he served as president of that board. Boehner then served as an Ohio state representative from 1985 to 1990.

Gang of Seven

In 1990, Boehner was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 102nd Congress. During his freshman year, Boehner and fellow members of the Gang of Seven took on the House establishment, Republicans and Democrats alike, and successfully closed the House Bank (House banking scandal), uncovered “dine-and-dash” practices at the House Restaurant, and exposed drug sales and illegal cash-for-stamps deals at the House Post Office.

Contract With America

Boehner, along with Newt Gingrich and several other Republican lawmakers, was one of the architects of the Contract with America in 1994 that helped catapult Republicans into the majority in Congress for the first time in four decades.

Legislative accomplishments

From 1995 to 1999, Boehner served as House Republican Conference Chairman. There he championed the Freedom to Farm Act and a series of balanced budgets that led to the first federal surplus in a generation.

Following the election of President George W. Bush, Boehner was chosen by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee from 2001 until 2006. There he authored several landmark reforms including the Pension Protection Act and a successful school choice program for low-income children in Washington, DC.

According to the 2008 Congress.org Power Ranking, Minority Leader Boehner is the 6th most powerful congressman (preceded by Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, Dean of the House John Dingell, and Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey, all Democrats) and the most powerful Republican[6]. As Minority Leader, Boehner serves as an ex officio member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

I believe John Boehner is the future of the Grand Old Party!  I would hope that we could all push Mr. Boehner in the RIGHT direction. 

 

 

THE LETTER

June 17, 2009

Proud American

 

What can you do to speak up against the now accelerating growth of big government? It can be as simple as writing a letter, like Janet from Arizona did. She wrote the letter Glenn Beck ended up reading on the air that expressed her frustration with what the dopes in Washington are doing.

She writes an open letter to our nation’s leadership: I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/26742/

 

Hate for Jews or Government?

June 10, 2009
 
   

 

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 One must conjecture why Congress does not repeal the Federal Reserve Act. It has that right — indeed the DUTY. Why does the Judiciary not rule on the Act’s clear-cut unconstitutionality? The answer is obvious. Under a democratic form of government, rather than the Republic our Fore Fathers designed, second-rate Congressmen are elected by mob and media. Federal judges, appointed for life, are selfserving, venal, subject to special interest groups and bribery.  They adore living in Hollywood-on- the-Potomac, their fatcat salaries, the perks, the pomp and splendor, the easy pickings.   

They fear the power of the ILLUMINATI purse. They fear the FED, the ADL, the IRS and what happens to patriots.  They fear MARXISM/LIBERALISM/JEWRY. They fear the MEDIA. They love their jobs and don’t want to lose them. Where else can ycophants and cowards make so much loot and enjoy so much prestige?

Above all else Congressmen love to spend your money (“tax, tax, tax; spend, spend, spend; elect, elect, elect!” Harry Hopkins’ advice to FDR’s New Dealers). The FED, of course, grows irritable when Congress doesn’t borrow and spend. Ergo, Congress’ ploy is to profit by the scam while keeping constituents ignorant in La-La Land.

Author James Von Brunn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osama bin Laden Warns The U.S. To Be Prepared

June 6, 2009

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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned Americans “to be prepared to receive the consequences of the Obama and Bush administrations.” In a new recorded audiotape aired by Arabic Al Jazeera TV Wednesday, June 3 – as Saudi king Abdullah greeted US president Barack Obama on his arrival in Riyadh – bin Laden said Obama had planted the seeds for “revenge and hatred” toward the United States in the Muslim world.

U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group’s determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland.

Quote from the video – “Four pounds of anthrax — in a suitcase this big -= carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the U.S. are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour if it is properly spread in population centers there,” the recruiter said.

It’s clear that Obama and this administration is too busy naming Czars to  defend this country from this new threat. 

Biological Attack

Biological weapons and the use of bioterror is one of the greatest terrorist threats we face. A biological attack is the deliberate release of germs or other biological substances that can make you sick. Many agents must be inhaled, enter through a cut in the skin or be eaten to make you sick. Some biological agents, such as anthrax, do not cause contagious diseases.Others, like the smallpox virus, can result in diseases you can catch from other people.

If There Is A Biological Threat Unlike an explosion, a biological attack may or may not be immediately obvious. While it is possible that you will see signs of a biological attack, as was sometimes the case with the anthrax mailings, it is perhaps more likely that local health care workers will report a pattern of unusual illness or there will be a wave of sick people seeking emergency medical attention.

You will probably learn of the danger through an emergency radio or TV broadcast, or some other signal used in your community. You might get a telephone call or emergency response workers may come to your door. In the event of a biological attack, public health officials may not immediately be able to provide information on what you should do. It will take time to determine exactly what the illness is, how it should be treated, and who is in danger. However, you should watch TV, listen to the radio, or check the Internet for official news including the following:

  • Are you in the group or area authorities consider in danger?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?
  • Are medications or vaccines being distributed?
  • Where?
  • Who should get them?
  • Where should you seek emergency medical care if you become sick?

Protect Yourself

If you become aware of an unusual and suspicious release of an unknown substance nearby, it doesn’t hurt to protect yourself. Quickly get away. Cover your mouth and nose with layers of fabric that can filter the air but still allow breathing.

Examples include two to three layers of cotton such as a t-shirt, handkerchief or towel. Otherwise, several layers of tissue or paper towels may help. Wash with soap and water and contact authorities.

Symptoms and Hygiene

At the time of a declared biological emergency, if a family member becomes sick, it is important to be suspicious. Do not automatically assume, however, that you should go to a hospital emergency room or that any illness is the result of the biological attack. Symptoms of many common illnesses may overlap. Use common sense, practice good hygiene and cleanliness to avoid spreading germs, and seek medical advice.

Responding To An Attack

Aside from their common lethality, there is no one size fits all when it comes to describing the types and effects of possible chemical or biological agents. Chemical agents are generally liquids, often aerosolized, and most have immediate effects or are delayed for a few hours. Many chemical agents have a unique odor and color. Biological agents differ in that the effects are delayed, often for days.

The effects of toxins, such as botulism toxin, occur typically in less than a day. Living biological agents, such as anthrax or plague, generally take 2-5 days for symptoms to appear. Biological agents have no odor or color and can be in either liquid or powder form. There are many different potential chemical and biological agents that a terrorist could use as a weapon, but we can make the following broad generalizations:

  • Although food or water contamination or absorption through the skin are possible attack routes, most experts agree that inhalation of chemical or biological agents is the most likely and effective means.
  • Protection of breathing airways is therefore the single most important factor in a situation where chemical or biological agents may be present.Many likely agents are heavier than air and would tend to stay close to the ground. This dictates an upward safe-haven strategy.

Basic decontamination procedures are generally the same no matter what the agent.

Thorough scrubbing with large amounts of warm soapy water or a mixture of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach (10:1) will greatly reduce the possibility of absorbing an agent through the skin.

If water is not available, talcum powder or flour are also excellent means of decontamination of liquid agents. Sprinkle the flour or powder liberally over the affected skin area, wait 30 seconds, and brush off with a rag or gauze pad. (Note: the powder absorbs the agent so it must be brushed off thoroughly. If available, rubber gloves should be sued when carrying out this procedure.)

Generally, chemical agents tend to present an immediately noticeable effect, whereas many biological agents will take days before symptoms appear. In either case, medical attention should be sought immediately, even if exposure is thought to be limited.

Most chemical and biological agents that present an inhalation hazard will break down fairly rapidly when exposed to the sun, diluted with water, or dissipated in high winds.

No matter what the agent is or its concentration, evacuation from the area of attack is always advisable unless you are properly equipped with an appropriate breathing device and protective clothing or have access to collective protection.

Warning Signs of an Attack or Incident

A chemical or biological attack or incident won’t always be immediately apparent given the fact that many agents are odorless and colorless and some cause no immediately noticeable effects or symptoms. Be alert to the possible presence of agents. Indicators of such an attack include:

  • Droplets of oily film on surfaces
  • Unusual dead or dying animals in the area
  • Unusual liquid sprays or vapors
  • Unexplained odors (smell of bitter almonds, peach kernels, newly mown hay or green grass)
  • Unusual or unauthorized spraying in the area
  • Victims displaying symptoms of nausea, difficulty breathing, convulsions, disorientation, or patterns of illness inconsistent with natural disease.
  • Low-lying clouds or fog unrelated to weather; clouds of dust; or suspended, possibly colored, particles.
  • People dressed unusually (long-sleeved shirts or overcoats in the summertime) or wearing breathing protection particularly in areas where large numbers of people tend to congregate, such as subways or stadiums

What to Do In Case of Attack

Protection of breathing airways is the single most important thing a person can do in the event of a chemical or biological incident or attack.

In most cases, absent a handy gas mask, the only sure way to protect an airway is to put distance between you and the source of the agent. While evacuating the area, cover your mouth and nose with a handkerchief, coat sleeve or any piece of cloth to provide some moderate means of protection. Other basic steps one can take to avoid or mitigate exposure to chemical or biological agents include:

  • Stay alert for attack warning signs. Early detection enhances survival.
  • Move upwind from the source of the attack.
  • If evacuation from the immediate area is impossible, move indoors (if outside) and upward to an interior room on a higher floor. Remember many agents are heavier than air and will tend to stay close to the ground.
  • Once indoors, close all windows and exterior doors and shut down air conditioning or heating systems to prevent circulation of air.
  • Cover your mouth and nose. If gas masks are not available, use a surgical mask or a handkerchief. An improvised mask can be made by soaking a clean cloth in a solution of 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a cup of water. While this is not highly effective, it may provide some protection.
  • Cover bare arms and legs and make sure any cuts or abrasions are covered or bandaged.
  • If splashed with an agent, immediately wash it off using copious amounts of warm soapy water or a diluted 10:1 bleach solution.
  • Letters from unknown sources should first be screened by security personnel. If opened, letters allegedly containing anthrax or another toxin should be handled carefully. Note if there was a puff of dust or particles from the envelope when it was opened and be sure to report that when assistance arrives. Carefully place such a letter and its envelope in a sealed plastic pouch. Thoroughly wash face and hands with warm soapy water before calling for assistance.
  • If circumstances dictate, plan and prepare a chemical/biological safe-haven in your residence using guidelines listed in this guide.
  • At the office, familiarize yourself in advance with established emergency procedures and equipment at your post. See your regional or post security officer for details.
  • If in a car, shut off outside air intake vents and roll up windows if no gas has entered the vehicle. Late model cars may provide some protection from toxic agents.
    In any case of suspected exposure to chemical or biological agents, no matter what the origin, medical assistance should be sought as soon as possible, even if no symptoms are immediately evident.
  • Preparing a Safe-Haven In some remote but possible scenarios, an entire city or neighborhood could become endangered by lethal gas. If conditions at your post make this a possibility, you may want to plan and prepare a sealed chemical/biological safe-haven at your residence as follows:

Choosing a Safe-Haven Room

  • Select an inner room on an upstairs floor with the least number of windows and doors.
  • Choose a large room with access to a bathroom and preferably with a telephone.
  • Avoid choosing rooms with window or wall air conditioners; they are more difficult to seal.
  • Shut down all window and central air and heating units.
  • Seal The Room.

Pakistan Nuclear Sites Already In Radical Hands

May 20, 2009

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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said his country isn’t adding to its nuclear arsenal and doesn’t have to disclose the location of its weapons to the U.S.

President Barack Obama said last month that, while Pakistan’s civilian government is “very fragile,” he is confident that the country’s nuclear arsenal is secure. He also said that Pakistan’s military is taking the threat of internal enemies seriously and recognizes the hazard of nuclear weapons “falling into the wrong hands.”

“We have confidence in their security procedures and elements and believe that the security of those sites is adequate,” General David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, said on Fox News.

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told President Obama that nuclear sites in Pakistan’s restive frontier province are “already partly” in the hands of Islamic extremists, an Israeli journal has said, amid considerable anxiety among US pundits here over Washington’s confidence in the security of the troubled nation’s nuclear arsenal.

Claims about the high-level exchange between New Delhi and Washington were made in the Debka, a journal said to have close ties with Israeli intelligence, under the headline “Singh warns Obama: Pakistan is lost.” The brief story said the Indian prime minister had named Pakistani nuclear sites in the areas which were Taliban-Qaida strongholds and said the sites are already partly in the hands of “Muslim extremists.” A sub-head to the story said “India gets ready for a Taliban-ruled nuclear neighbor.”

There are recent reports and satellite images showing Pakistan building two large new plutonium production reactors in Khushab, which experts say could lead to improvements in the quantity and quality of the country’s nuclear arsenal. The reactors had nothing to do with power-production’ they are weapons-specific, and are being built with resources who diversion is enabled by the billions of dollars the US is giving to Pakistan as aid.

Could the billions of dollars the US is giving Pakistan as aid, fall into the hands of Muslim extremists?  I guess that would depend on who you believe.