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Confirmed: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to ‘Informants’   Leave a comment

New York Daily News in their article, “FBI spied on Orlando gay club terrorist Omar Mateen for 10 months in 2013: FBI Director James Comey,” would admit (emphasis added):

Mateen first appeared on authorities’ radar in 2013 after the security guard’s colleagues alerted the FBI to inflammatory statements he made to colleagues claiming “family connections to Al Qaeda,” according to Comey. 

Mateen also told coworkers he had a family member who belonged to Hezbollah, a Shia network that is a bitter enemy of ISIS — the network he pledged allegiance to the night of the carnage, Comey noted.

The FBI’s Miami office opened an inquiry into Mateen. 

“He said he hoped that law enforcement would raid his apartment and assault his wife and child so he could martyr himself,” Comey said. 

Source: Confirmed: FBI Introduced Florida Shooter to ‘Informants’

 

Interesting! This is immediately where my thoughts went upon hearing about this guy (I won’t say his name because he doesn’t get to live in infamy if I have anything to say about it. Why isn’t the media talking about this being yet another government-sponsored terrorist “sting” … only this time, it got away from them? Lela

Posted June 16, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in Tyranny

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God Damns It   10 comments

God didn’t promise Christians a thorn-less rose garden. American Christians have somewhat forgotten that because we’ve been a couple of centuries without overt persecution. That’s the exception rather than the rule world-wide. In most societies, Biblically-faithful Christians are very much marginalized if not outright persecuted.

Society has cycles and the wheel is turning. Here in the US, our society doesn’t like to think of itself as a bunch of tyrannical persecutors. It prefers to think of itself as fair and welcoming, inclusive.

Yeah!!! Dream on, people!

Masterpiece Cake ShopGortz HausHands-On OriginalsArlene’s Flowers & Gifts, Liberty Ridge Farm, and Elane Photography (now out of business) are just a few examples of Christian businesses who politely refused to provide services for gay weddings and subsequently found themselves being ordered to reeducation classes, paying thousands of dollars in fines and in several cases closing their doors.

Let’s be very clear about this. If you actually research these cases, you will find that in no case did these business refuse services to homosexuals because they were homosexuals. Nobody screamed “Get away from me, you have kooties.” What these Christians did was refuse to provide wedding-related services that sanctify what the Bible defines as sexual immorality.

In other words, they refused to participate in someone else’s sin, to have their name associated with that sin and to appear to be encouraging that sin. They stood firm on what they believe the Bible teaches about sexual immorality and for that, they will lose their businesses, be fined into bankruptcy and in some cases do jail time.

I don’t agree with Indiana’s religious freedom law because I don’t think it should be necessary. “Congress shall make no law … restricting the free exercise of religion.” That should be clear enough. If a neighbor asks me to participate in sin, I have the right to peacefully refuse. Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin would have agreed with me on that. “Whatever does not pick my pocket or break my leg is no concern of mine,” Jefferson wrote.

None of the gay couples in these cases were harmed in any way. Someone doesn’t agree with their lifestyle and won’t encourage them in it How does that harm them other than to perhaps hurt their feelings?

Yet, the bigoted anti-Christian crowd in this country is using it as an excuse to very much pick the pockets and break the legs of Christian businesspeople who have the audacity to live their faith.

We all know where this is headed. In a decade, possibly less, pastors will be required to perform gay ceremonies and churches will be required to host them. Why? Because this is not about the “rights” of homosexuals to be full members of society. This is about forcing an anti-Biblical agenda upon Christian churches and coercing Christians into participating in sin. Only by our seeming to approve of their behavior can they feel that they’ve finally arrived in the world.

Pay no attention to the metaphorical gun pointed at the heads of the baker, florist, musician, pastor, and venue manager. We’re happy, God damn it, and you must be happy with us.

I used God’s name technically in vain for a reason. What homosexuals do in their bedrooms is their own business, but when they require that I attend their commitment ceremony, they make it mine. God very much does damn sexual immorality and Christians who participate in it, even when required by our government, will have to explain their participation to God. If you’re not a Christian, you may think that’s no big deal, but for all of us familiar with Acts — we’re being called now to stand with Peter and John and say “We will obey the Lord” and accept the consequences.

But, hey, American society — you’re shredding the 1st Amendment. Are you sure you want to go there? What happens when society decides YOUR beliefs are the incorrect ones? What happens when society decides YOUR opinion must be silenced?

You see, that wheel — turns. When you base law upon the flavor the decade zeitgeist, you end up on top some decades and crushed under the wheel in others. The secret to America has always been that the law of liberty remained steady. We could disagree, but it didn’t matter because we didn’t have the power to control one another.

But, of course, that’s no longer the case. Are you sure you want it that way?

 

This started a series. See Part 2.

Dad Accuses FBI of Setting Up Son in Bomb Plot   Leave a comment

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dad-accuses-fbi-setting-son-bomb-plot/story?id=28240751

Here’s the thing — on the surface, this guy may be a terrorist, but the involvement of an FBI informant makes me wonder.

Here in Fairbanks, Alaska, we have a long history of venting against the federal government. Nobody has blown up any federal buildings. It’s mostly talk with some storage of guns, ammo and food.

Schaeffer Cox is a young man who was very eloquent in his arguments against the federal government. I didn’t agree with some of his arguments, but he did a good job of communicating them … which attracted FBI attention. When he was arrested on federal charges, the State of Alaska refused to participate in the case and released the transcripts from the FBI informant the feds had sent to stalk Schaeffer. Reading the transcripts, which were posted online by our local newspaper, was like a class in entrapment. The informant was very good at bringing up scenarios where Cox and his handful of like-minded friends thought they might use force — in the future — if the government collapsed — and if they had no other choice. Cox had some guns — all Alaskans have guns — and he had once experimented with turning a semi-auto rifle into a full-auto rifle, breaking the gun in the process. He’d kept it as a memento, but it was a non-working gun.

From this gossamer, the FBI built a case and now Schaeffer is serving 26 years for … well, for talking.

This sounds similar except that the young man had a ISIS connection, which I once would have said was a good reason to put him in jail, but since the government saw fit to make talking against the government illegal, I’m now thinking I was wrong.

What are we doing to our country, people? Seriously? Would this young man have plotted to blow anything up if an FBI informant hadn’t encouraged him to do so? Were bomb-making materials collected? Were bombs made or set? No! He bought two semi-automatic rifles, which is perfectly legal under US law.

Are we really going to make disagreeing with the United States government illegal? Do we think that’s going to end well?

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