Breaking: Turkey Gives Army Orders To Prepare For Intervention In Syria

Turkish and Western media reported today that Turkey’s interim government has given orders to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) to prepare an incursion into Syria. The orders were given after Kurdish YPG forces in Syria seized large swaths of territory along the Turkish border and after Islamic State conquered the area west of the city of Marea–where two important strategic border crossings between Syria and Turkey are located.

The British paper The Independent reported that the move is related to the Kurdish advances in the battle against Islamic State. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey (pictured above) warned the Kurds not to establish an independent Turkish state in Syria.

“I am saying this to the whole world: We will never allow the establishment of a state on our southern border in the north of Syria,” Erdogan said.

Turkey has a long-standing conflict with the Kurds about the ownership of southeast Turkey, which is claimed by the Kurdish Workers Party that calls the area “Northern Kurdistan.” The government in Ankara thinks that the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish area in Northern Syria will inspire its own Kurdish population of twelve million to do the same in Turkey.

Chances are very low that Turkey will intervene in Syria to join the battle against ISIS. There have been reports about the collaboration between the outgoing Islamist AKP government and Islamic State.

Turkish analyst Lale Kemal wrote today that a Western military analyst had pointed to the fact that Turkey is the only country in the region that has not been attacked by Islamic State thus far. She wrote that this is for a good reason: ISIS knows that Turkey is its lifeline to the outside world.

A short while after news broke about the Turkish plan, President Tayyip Erdogan convened the National Security Council to discuss the possible cross-border military operation. The Independent reported that up to 18,000 could be deployed in Syria. The paper based its report on both pro- and anti-government media in Turkey.

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Islamic State Predicted Wave Of Terror Attacks; US Could Be Next On July 4th

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak thinks that Islamic State is not strong and could be defeated in two days. Barak said this during an interview about the nuclear negotiations with Oksana Boyko in her Worlds Apart show on RT Television.

“Technically speaking they are not strong. Some 30,000 – 40,000 people. Their vehicle is a Toyota pickup and some machine gun on it,” Barak said about ISIS’ military might.

“I think that with a slightly more coordinated effort ISIS could be suppressed. It’s not easy, but it’s not something inconceivable, they are not giant,” Barak added.

Just below those quotes from the interview with the former Israeli Prime Minister, RT News advertised two links to other articles about ISIS.

One headline read “‘Dirty bomb': ISIS has enough material to build WMD, Australian intelligence warns“; and the other headline warned “‘2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone’: Iraq reveals number of US arms falling into ISIS hands.”

The second article contained a link to an interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Iraqi state television. “In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,” Abadi said in the interview. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.”

It is also known that ISIS seized a vast number of US-made M-1 Abrams tanks and Russian-made T-55 tanks. Islamic State has reportedly started moving at least some of the seized heavy weaponry to Syria.

A short while after Barak made his statements, Islamic State terrorists attacked targets on three continents, killing more than a hundred people in Tunisia, Kuwait, France, and Somalia.

Thirty-seven European tourists were killed on Friday by a smiling lone gunman at a Tunisian seaside resort, causing panic and a mass exodus of tourists from Tunisia. In Kuwait, a Saudi ISIS terrorist entered a Shiite mosque where 2000 Muslims were praying and blew himself up. Twenty-seven worshipers were killed in the blast.

Meanwhile in France, an ISIS terrorist working for a delivery company beheaded his boss before ramming his car into a US-owned warehouse containing gas canisters. He was arrested before he could blow up the entire stock of flammable chemicals at the complex. Police later found the head of the 54-year-old employer of the terrorist dangling from a fence at the entrance of the factory. The head was framed by two black ISIS flags with texts about Shahada, the Muslim profession of faith.

In Somalia, 30 soldiers from Burundi who were serving in the peace-keeping force in the country were killed by al-Shabaab terrorists when their base was overrun by the ISIS affiliate.

At the same time, British police foiled an ISIS terror attack during an Armed Forces Day parade in south London. ISIS also distributed fliers in Jerusalem warning Christians to leave the city before the end of Ramadan. In the United States, security forces were put on high alert ahead of next week’s Independence Day after police arrested a number of ISIS supporters. More arrests are expected this week.

A less-reported ISIS massacre took place in the Syrian city of Kobani on Thursday and Friday when the Islamic State launched a surprise attack on Kurdish YPG forces controlling the city that they took over from ISIS in January. ISIS fighters disguised as Kurdish YPG soldiers entered the city on Thursday and immediately killed 18 civilians, among them women and children, who were shot at close range. Most civilians were executed in their homes, and others died as a result of rocket and sniper fire in the streets of Kobani.

In total, 506 civilians in the Kobani area were killed and wounded by Islamic State forces on Thursday and Friday. A local journalist told AFP that ISIS didn’t want to take over the town but came “to kill the highest number of civilians in the ugliest way possible.”

The killings in Kobani were the second largest massacre in Syria by the Islamic State since the organization’s massacre of 930 members of the Shaitat tribe in the eastern Deir Ezzor province in August 2014.

On Saturday, Kurds succeeded in driving ISIS fighters out of Kobani for the second time this year; but analysts warn there is also “a sense that, even as the Islamic State’s forces appear to be on the run, the group is operating with a new pragmatism or sophistication that ultimately could make it even more difficult to defeat.”

An US intelligence official “cautioned some setbacks for the Islamic State could be attributed to commanders deciding to cut their losses and fight another day, and warned against confusing the appearance of vulnerability with definite weakness,” VOA news reported.

As Friday’s wave of attacks showed, defeating Islamic State will not be an easy matter. The organization enjoys widespread support among Islamists all over the world and is expanding its operations to countries outside the Middle East.

Islamic State knows exactly what it is doing and predicted a wave of attacks during the month-long Muslim fast Ramadan last Tuesday when ISIS Spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani urged ISIS supporters to attack Western targets.

Allah may increase the reward of a shahid (martyr) tenfold in Ramadan in comparison to other months.

So, O Muslims embark and hasten towards jihad. And O mujahidin (resistance fighters) everywhere, rush and move to make Ramadan a month of disaster for the kuffar (unbelievers).

One group of non-Muslims that has been targeted by the Islamic State before understood the urgency of these threats and decided not to wait for the next ISIS massacre.

The Yezidi minority in northern Iraq is on the move again and has planned a mass exodus from ISIS-controlled territory to Bulgaria. They are now stuck on the Turkish border and are calling upon the world to prevent a new genocide, Dr. Phyllis Chesler reported at Breibart.

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Obama Assisting al-Qaeda In Saudi Arabia’s War Against Shia Islam

President Barack Obama still continues to assist Islamic Sunni fighters including al-Qaeda, and the Republicans in Congress still support him. When does this stupidity end?

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, under the direction of President Obama, air strikes were conducted by Air Force and Navy attack aircraft in support of al-Qaeda.

U.S.-led coalition airplanes carried out four airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIL) in the town of Suran in the Aleppo province during a battle between the Islamic State and the Islamist coalition led by Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra.

The Islamic State had seized control of Suran the prior week and has since been fighting an alliance of Islamist rebels, including Al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham movement in the surrounding area.

The previous month, Obama ordered air strikes against both Al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham. The last Obama-ordered strike against the al-Qaeda affiliate was on May 20th, near Aleppo
province in Syria, in which 15 Al-Nusra fighters were killed.

In May, our tax dollars were used to bomb al-Nusra; and in June, our tax dollars were used to bomb the Islamic State and help al-Nusra take a town. All of the fighters involved are Sunni.

Summing up in a paragraph: Three to four years ago, the United States helped to arm the al-Qaeda offshoot which became the Islamic State (ISIL) with the idea that it was more “moderate” than Jabhat al-Nusra–which is part of al-Qaeda. Then the United States armed Sunni fighters such as the Hazzm Movement, associated with the Free Syrian Army, to fight al-Nusra and the Islamic State. But the Hazzm Brigade joined with al-Nusra in January 2015. Obama then ordered the bombing of al-Nusra along with the Hazzm Brigade, which we had armed and trained. Then this month, we bombed the ISIL during a battle to help al-Nusra and other al-Qaeda affiliated groups, including the Hazzm Brigade.

If you understand the paragraph above, congratulations–because I wrote it, and I don’t even understand it. No one can understand the so-called strategy of President Barack Obama in Syria. What is even more mind-boggling is that Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham want President Obama to do more of whatever it is he is doing.

President Obama and a majority of Republican Senators want to somehow defeat the secular government of Syria dominated by Shiites and disband that nation’s army, just as was done in Iraq. At the same time, they want to defeat the Islamic State, as well as all al-Qaeda-associated groups including al-Nusra. After all these groups are defeated, including the ones we armed and trained in the past, the final goal is to establish a “democracy” in Syria. That really worked well for us in Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, didn’t it?

What is the result of the plans advocated by Barack Obama, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham? Their plans are destroying the churches founded by the Apostles including Peter, Paul, and John. Hundreds of thousands of Christians driven from their homes. Thousands of Christian men murdered. Thousands of Christian women and young girls forced into Islamic marriages. Married Christian women having been used as sex slaves passed from one Sunni fighter to the next. That, and millions of both Christian and Muslim refugees starving in UN camps.

Reality check: The Islamic fighters whom we are arming, training, and paying a monthly salary hate every aspect of America’s secular society.

Yet, President Obama and his pals in the Senate, such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, have the absurd belief that Sunni Muslim fighters they arm and train are actually going to carry out the will of a gay-loving, dope-smoking, alcohol-consuming, over-eating, feminist-dominated secular nation such as the United States, which they view as the great Satan!

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Analysis: Here’s How The Islamic State Could Be Defeated In Syria And Iraq

Last week, Kurds in northern Syria delivered a significant blow to the Islamic State when Kurdish-led YPG militia seized the ISIS-held strategic town of Tel Abyad on the Turkish border.

The Kurdish conquest of Tel Abyad means that the Islamic State has lost an important supply route from Turkey to the capital of the caliphate Raqqa. Now the Islamic State will no longer be able to smuggle weaponry and fighters via Turkey.

The Kurds drove the Islamic State from Tel Abyad after the U.S.-led coalition bombed ISIS positions in the city. Coalition fighter planes carried out 23 airstrikes in two weeks before the Kurds advanced to capture the city.

“Kurdish successes, enabled by Coalition airstrikes, are exposing Daesh (ISIS) military capabilities and terrorists for subsequent removal from the battlefield,” said Col. Wayne Marotto, chief of public affairs for the U.S.-led coalition.

The victory in Tel Abyad marked the third time the Kurds have driven the Islamic State from territories under its control.

In Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces succeeded further in halting the Islamic State advances after the group overran Mosul, Suman, Mount Sinjar, and Kuwayr on August 3, 2014. As of August 17 last year, Peshmerga forces have succeeded in pushing the Islamic State back in the direction of Mosul.

In January this year, in Syria, the Kurds succeeded in beating the Islamic State in the battle for Kobani after months of heavy fighting. According to veteran analyst Charles Krauthammer, the Kurds have taken back 500 Christian and Kurdish villages from the Islamic State this year alone.

All this was done by a force that is not in the possession of heavy and modern weaponry and is not backed by the West like the Iraqi Army or the Free Syrian Army.

The Kurds have been complaining about a lack of weapon supply by the West from the outset of the war against the Islamic State. Peshmerga forces, for example, fight with Soviet-era AK-47 rifles and M-4 carbine rifles, and the only Humvees they possess were captured from the Islamic State. They are begging for anti-tank missiles, like the French-made Milan, but to no avail.

The secret of their success is their brotherhood, their motivation to fight and to defend their homes, as well as their conviction that the current war might enable them to finally fulfill the old dream of an independent Kurdish state.

Three times in recent history the Kurds thought they were on their way to an independent state: in the late 1920s, when a Kurdish republic was crushed by the Turkish army; in 1947, when the Kurdish independence movement was defeated in Iran; and in the 1970s, when the Kurds in Iraq gained a form of autonomy under the rule of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The lack of support for the Kurds in Iraq and Syria by the U.S. and other Western powers has much to do with fellow NATO member Turkey. The Syrian YPG has ties with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey.

The PKK has been placed on the lists of terror organizations of the U.S., European Union, and Turkey after a decades-long insurgency against the central government in Ankara.

For Turkey, the YPG is a terror group just as the Islamic State is, so it came as no surprise that Turkish President Erdogan warned that the YPG conquest of Tel Abyad would “create a structure that threatens our borders.” Turkey is vehemently opposed to the establishment of an independent Kurdish state.

The Europeans and the Obama administration prefer not to alienate Turkey by giving direct and massive support to the only force that has proven it can defeat ISIS. Instead, the coalition continues to arm and train the Iraqi Army. The Obama administration has recently approved the deployment of another 450 U.S. Army personnel to train Iraqi forces.

Commentators like Krauthammer have repeatedly said that this strategy is defunct. The Iraqi Army doesn’t have the will to fight, as was proven in Mosul and more recently in Kobani where ISIS didn’t drive out government forces, but the Iraqi Army was driven out, according to Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff General Dempsey.

“Defense Secretary Ashton Carter testified that we won’t quite meet our objective of training 24,000 Iraqi troops by this fall. Why? A recruitment problem. Iraqis don’t seem to want to join. We are 17,000 short,” Krauthammer wrote.

He suggested that the U.S.-led coalition adopt a complete new strategy:

Abandon our anachronistic fealty to the central Iraqi government (now largely under Iran’s sway anyway) and begin supplying the Iraqi Kurds in a direct, 24-hour Berlin-style airlift. And in Syria, intensify our training, equipping and air support for the now-developing Kurdish safe zone. Similarly, through Jordan, for the FSA (Free Syrian Army) Southern Front.

In theory, we should be giving similar direct aid to friendly Sunni tribesmen in Iraq whose Anbar Awakening, brilliantly joined by Gen. David Petraeus’ surge, utterly defeated the Islamic State progenitor, al-Qaeda in Iraq, in 2006-07. The problem is, having been abandoned by us once, when Obama liquidated our presence in 2011, why should the Sunnis ever trust us again?

This new approach proposed by Krauthammer could be repeated in other parts of Syria too. The three quarters of a million Syrian Druze wish to defend and govern themselves in an autonomous area, according to what Israeli Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara said in an interview with Western Journalism last week. Both the Kurds and the Druze are willing to fight and defeat the Islamic State, but both lack modern weapons and Western support.

The Druze in southern Syria have been pro-Assad up till now, but after the regime in Damascus failed to supply them with weapons and tried to abandon positions in Jabal al-Druze last week, the time seems ripe for cooperation with other actors in the arena.

Much has been said about Israel’s moral obligation to help the Druze in southern Syria, but the Druze themselves rule this out, at least at this point.

Therefore, Western support for the Druze in the battle against the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra seems the only way to stop the Islamic State and al-Nusra from taking over the majority Druze province of Suwayda and the Kuneitra province east of Israel’s border.

This strategy will not prevent Syria and Iraq from falling apart. As Krauthammer noted, these two states that were created under the Sykes-Picot Agreement after the First World War have already ceased to exist. But it could be the only way –  except for a massive ground operation by Western armies – to deliver a decisive blow to the Islamic State.

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Democrats And GOP Rebels Save The Day On Obamatrade

After the Republican-controlled Senate foolishly passed the so-called “Obamatrade” bill, the House leadership (John Boehner, Steve Scalise, Paul Ryan, et al.) worked their tails off to pass the bill. But a majority of Democrats and liberty-minded Republicans (small in number) rallied in opposition to the bill and voted it down. HOORAY! In this case, it was mostly Democrats who saved the day!

I have been saying for years that people who think the Republican establishment is a friend to liberty are extremely naïve. On issues regarding so-called “free trade” (it’s NOT free trade; it’s globalism masquerading as free trade), the Warfare State, deficit spending, globalism, and civil liberties, the Republican Party in Washington, D.C., is FAR WORSE than the Democrat Party. In general terms, the Democrat Party is worse on issues that deal with gun control, welfare, abortion, gay marriage, and extremist environmentalist policies. As one should easily be able to see, there is no “lesser of two evils” between these two parties. Each party is a greater evil, depending on the issue. And taken as a whole, both parties in Washington, D.C., are selling our liberties down the river.

But this so-called Obamatrade bill is a nightmare. If you thought NAFTA and GATT are bad (and they are), Obamatrade (TPP) is far worse. Even worse is that congressional leaders will not allow the public to know what’s in the bill. Heck, most of the congressmen and senators who are voting on the bill don’t know what’s in it.

Matt Drudge paraphrases Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) angrily growling at reporters: “You will read it after we pass it.” What a pompous, arrogant blockhead Mr. Ryan is. Obviously, he has been in Congress too long.

One of the senators who did read the bill is Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama). And he is doing his best to warn the American people about just how horrific this bill really is. Breitbart.com recently interviewed one of Senator Sessions’ staff leaders regarding the impact of passing TPP.

“Stephen Miller, one of the staff leaders for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), joined Breitbart News Sunday and was asked by Breitbart’s Executive Chairman and host, Stephen K. Bannon: ‘Isn’t the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) really a global governance deal, rather than a trade agreement? Is this a way to get the United States into a Pacific Union, as Senator Sessions lays out, that is very much like the European Union?’

“‘That’s exactly what is happening here,’ said Miller. ‘The Pacific Union that Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) refers to is the new transnational governance body that would be created by the Transpacific Partnership.’

“‘What this means,’ explained Miller, ‘is the house and the senate together would be authorizing the president to enter the United States into a new trans-national union.’

“The Union would consist at first of twelve countries, but additional countries could join and be added over time. ‘It could issue regulations about labor policy, about immigration policy, about environmental policies, and many other areas impacting American life, American jobs, and American wages.’

“Also appearing on the program, which airs on Sirius XM, Patriot Radio, channel 125, was Lord Christopher Monckton. Monckton, who served as a policy advisor for former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, argues that a Trans Pacific Union would bear a significant resemblance to the European Union, which Monckton insists is a serious detriment to democracy and leads to dictatorship.”

“As a result, Miller added, ‘the president can enter into an unlimited number of large sweeping international agreements. And, congress can’t filibuster them, at any point, for the next six full years.’

“Monckton retorted, ‘We’ve used this word before on this program–dictatorship. This is dictatorship.’”

See the report here:

TPP Enters USA Into A ‘New Trans-National Union’

The Obamatrade bill was proffered in two roll call votes. According to the rules established by House leaders, BOTH bills had to pass in order for “fast track” trade authority to be granted to President Obama. Boehner did this because he knew it would fail in one vote, as it was widely opposed by both Republican freedomists (a small group but enough to help defeat the bill) and liberal Democrats (liberals are not wrong on every issue). He was hoping he could muster enough support from both groups by separating the votes. His plan backfired. The first bill failed by a wide margin; so even though the second bill passed (barely), it was a moot point. The way to find the Republican rebels (America-first constitutionalists) is to look at the ones who voted against Obamatrade on BOTH votes. Here are those 37 brave Republican House members:

Justin Amash (MI); Dave Brat (VA); James Bridenstine (OK); Mo Brooks (AL); Ken Buck (CO); Michael Burgess (TX); Curt Clawson (FL); Doug Collins (GA); Chris Collins (NY); Paul Cook (CA); Jeff Duncan (SC); John J. Duncan (TN); Morgan Griffith (VA); Andy Harris (MD); Duncan Hunter (CA); Lynn Jenkins (KS); Walter Jones (NC); Jim Jordan (OH); David Joyce (OH); Raul Labrador (ID); Frank LoBiondo (NJ); Richard Nugent (FL); Gary Palmer (AL); Steve Pearce (NM); Scott Perry (PA); Bruce Poliquin (ME); Bill Posey (FL); Dana Rohrabacher (CA); Keith Rothfus (PA); Steve Russell (OK); Chris Smith (NJ); Daniel Webster (FL); Lynn Westmoreland (GA); Rob Wittman (VA); Ted Yoho (FL); Don Young (AK); Lee Zeldon (NY).

If you live in the district of one of these congressmen, you can be very proud of your representative.

And for those GOP House members who voted “Nay” on either vote, there is retribution from the Republican leadership. NationalJournal.com has this part of the story:

“House Republican leaders are cracking down on rebellious members after a near-disaster on a trade vote last week.

“Reps. Cynthia Lummis, Steve Pearce, and Trent Franks have been removed from the whip team after they sided with GOP rebels to vote against a rule governing debate on a trade bill, according to sources close to the team.”

“But House Majority Whip Steve Scalise had said earlier in the year that he would not tolerate members voting against rules and has already removed two other members [Jeff Duncan and Ron DeSantis] close to the conservative movement.”

See the report here:

Three Booted From GOP Whip Team As Leaders Crack Down

As for House Democrats, they held together in their opposition to TPP even when President Barack Obama personally went to Capitol Hill and lobbied them to support it. Nancy Pelosi (D-California) must be given credit on this issue, as she held fast in her opposition to TPP and encouraged Democrats to stand together in opposing it–which they did.

What is it about Democrat presidents who campaign against these so-called “free trade” deals when they are candidates and then become full-fledged supporters of the deals after being elected? Bill Clinton did the exact same thing. It just further demonstrates what I’ve been saying all along: at the highest levels of government, party affiliation, party platforms, and promises to party grassroots mean NOTHING. Powerbrokers are calling the shots; and the President (no matter the party) is too often but a pawn of these Machiavellians.

And if there is any issue that these international elites who are dominating Washington politics are doggedly determined to bring into being, it is the breakdown of national economic borders and the establishment of a global financial system.

Of course, one cannot have a global financial system without enacting a global political and military system to control and manage it. And, that, folks, is what all of these wars in the Middle East are about. It has NOTHING to do with the “war on terror.” It is all about establishing global government. The global elite are merely manipulating the West vs. Muslim façade to bring down those governments in the Middle East (Iran and Syria) that refuse to submit to the Federal Reserve’s international banking system and bring the oil-rich region of the Middle East completely under the Fed’s control.

Consider this: Saudi Arabia beheads far more people than ISIS. In fact, Saudi Arabia is one country that is indeed governed by strict Sharia Law. Yet, the United States considers the Saudis our dear friends and allies. And Christians seem totally oblivious to Saudi Arabia’s barbarism and intolerance. When is the last time you heard any pastor or Christian calling for war against Saudi Arabia?

Furthermore, independent news agencies are reporting that the United States is actually ASSISTING ISIS militarily.

Please take the time to read this report:

Anti-ISIS Coalition Forces Are The Target: US Warplanes Strike Iraqi Army Position, US Delivers Weapons To Terrorists

Folks, please turn off FOX News long enough to do some independent research. America is not at war with ISIS. America’s CIA created ISIS and continues to assist it. The U.S. government is using ISIS to attack its real target: the leaders of Iran and Syria who staunchly stand in the way of the U.S./Saudi Arabia/Israel machinations to centralize the banking systems of the Middle East. That is what the wars in the Middle East are truly about.

At this writing (Tuesday, June 16), GOP leaders and President Obama are collaborating on how to bring “fast track” trade authority back to the House floor for passage. But for now, it was House Democrats and that small number of Republican rebels who saved the day on Obamatrade.

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Let me hasten to say that I am ALWAYS respectful to a police officer. And so should we always be. We must respect his position. But mostly, we must respect the law that he, the police officer, is sworn to uphold. But how can we respect the law if we don’t even know and understand the law? How can officers improve their law-enforcement practice unless citizens know when police are following the law? How is the legal system benefited if police can trample citizens’ constitutional rights with the consent of the people? Tim’s DVD will help tremendously in this regard.

In light of the climate that we all live in today, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that we become familiar with our constitutional rights and responsibilities. If enough of the American people would learn these constitutional principles, they could stem the growing tide of unconstitutional conduct by our public servants, including, and especially, by those in law enforcement.

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