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SECURITY BLOG / JANUARY 26, 2015 / MONDAY

ON SECURITY AND THE ‘WEAK LINK’ PARADOX,…

01/26/15 – PRANK CALLER PULLS WOOL OVER THE BRITISH SURVEILLANCE AGENCY’S EYES
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/world/europe/gchq-britain-prank-caller.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

COMMENTS: A system is only as strong as its weakest link. It is fantastic that someone calling blind into GCHQ could get the private phone number for its Director from an employee. There is obviously a problem in the chain of command and a employee scared to stand up to someone calling on the phone with no verification of actual identity. I think a simple, “and who are you?” would have gone a long way towards foiling this basic of all ruses. I am sure right now the lowest of low on the GCHQ payroll are getting set up for POWERPOINT meetings ad nauseum with handouts. UGHA! the thought of the boring, redundant training puts me to sleep writing about it much less going through it. I believe we should study the person that gave out the information and when, how and why they were hired to begin with. This will be much more telling as to what should be done. Are they a dedicated employee, or did they get the job through family? education? favor? what? are they doing that job because they couldn’t get a job doing what they really think they are good at? In a simple metaphor, “when fixing sheetrock, you fix the hole first and then you paint over it”. Simple fix, the employee should be fired. The employees left should be reminded of OPSEC, and the bad apple used as the example of what happens to “loose lips”. I am positive the phone call was recorded and can be played over and over as a constant training aid as to how NOT to inform outsiders.

ON THE CONTINUING BATTLE OF THE SECRET SERVICE, TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS,…

01/26/15 – SMALL DRONE IS FOUND ON WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/world/asia/white-house-drone.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

ON ISIS, AL QAEDA, THE TALIBAN, YADA, YADA, YADA,…

01/26/15 – SAUDI ARABIA’S NEW KING HELPED FUND RADICAL TERRORIST GROUPS
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/saudi-arabias-new-king-helped-fund-radical-terror-groups/

01/26/15 – THE FIVE FALLACIES OF OUR THINKING ON IRAQ
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/brown-the-five-fallacies-of-our-thinking-on-iraq/5713044

01/26/15 – SCORES OF PHILIPPINE POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN FIREFIGHT WITH REBELS
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/world/asia/scores-of-philippine-police-officers-killed-in-firefight-with-rebels.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

01/26/15 – WHO IS SAJIDA AL-RISHAWI? AND WHY DOES ISIS CARE ABOUT HER?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/24/world/isis-jordan-sajida-al-rishawi/index.html

01/26/15 – SHOULD WE PAY TERRORISTS TO RELEASE HOSTAGES?
http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/01/25/nr-intv-harlow-bergen-baer.cnn

COMMENTS: No! No! No! If you do not want to be kidnapped then do not go to these places. The risk YOU take is the risk YOU take! Most of the people being picked off were not accomplishing enough there to justify their presence. Yes, I am being harsh, but I am not paid to blow smoke up people’s rears; I am paid to be honest, straightforward and deal in black and white, and NO GRAY. Governments paying off ransoms is beyond ridiculous, and a stupid discussion. WE DO NOT PAY RANSOMS TO TERRORIST MAGGOTS! END OF STORY. As to families paying ransom’s themselves, they would have to get the money, they would have to negotiate with liars, they would have to transfer the money to a war zone, they would have to have transportation, security, logistics, etc., etc., etc. They would not be able to do this alone (meaning without government help) – the point being: it is now the government getting into the middle of it! Again, you don’t want to be beheaded, you don’t want your family members or friends to be beheaded, DON’T GO THERE! I can tell you now, it is not what you think. It is a crap hole, and nothing YOU do is going to change a damn thing.

01/26/15 – KURDS ANGERED BY ANTI-ISIL CONFERENCE SNUB
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/23/kurds-angered-by-anti-isil-conference-snub.html

COMMENTS: This shows just how out of touch John Kerry and Obama are on the Middle East. The Kurds have been with the United States from second one of the disaster of Iraq. They are there answering the phone when Obama, Biden etc. need anything. When ISIL was about to take over Iraq the Kurd’s Peshmerga fighters took up the fight where the gutless Iraqi soldiers ran and hid under their momma’s beds. It is just unbelievable! Kerry is in Nigeria babysitting a bunch of despot murderers and the Kurds are fighting the battles the the U.S. backed Iraqi’s should be fighting. Let me fill you in a little here. The Iraqi’s are never going to MAN up! They were gutless when we took over Iraq, they were gutless while we were spending trillions of dollars on the dump and they will be gutless the day someone with intelligence figures out that we don’t need Iraq or any of the garbage that is running the country now. Nothing is being accomplished by our soldiers being there, only risking more American lives for people that won’t protect themselves. This only breaks about 50 rules of warfare. Its just sad and pathetic. If anyone should be at a conference on fighting ISIL maggots it is the Kurds. End of story.

01/26/15 – KERRY IN NIGERIA TO WARN AGAINST POSTELECTION VIOLENCE
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AF_KERRY_NIGERIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-01-25-16-40-29

COMMENTS: Why is he there? This is what Kerry is doing? everything going on in the Middle East and Kerry is trying to talk reason and logic with Nigerians. Give me a break! He couldn’t pick up the phone and call? He would have a better chance of getting the Israeli’s and Palestinians together for a hot tub drinkfest. Waste of time! Let me fill you in here Johnny,…the Nigerian despots will kill whoever they want, whenever they want, however they want, and nothing that you do is going to change a thing about it. Quit embarrassing yourself and the American Government.

ON ILLEGALS AND MAKING L.A. A MEXICO CITY SLUM,…

01/26/15 – MORE HOMELESS CAMPS ARE APPEARING BEYOND DOWNTOWN L.A.’S SKID ROW
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-homeless-encampments-20150125-story.html

COMMENTS: This is why there were limits put on how many illegals would be allowed in the country every year. Obama, understanding little of this, just lets everyone who can walk across the border in. This “system” does not allow those flooding across the border to adapt to the American way of life. They will not learn the language. They will not learn the laws. They will be American only because Obama says they are, and that is a lie to them. He is creating an entire population of illegals who will be perpetually poor and uneducated. They will never catch up. It is not that Americans do not want them to succeed, it is that they will never be allowed to catch up. Obama IS creating a permanent poverty class of illegals. Obama, Jeh Johnson, Eric Holder created this current disaster, they allowed it to happen, and they own it now. They have no one to blame but themselves. That is the word, that is the truth, and they will not be able to change the facts with endless rhetoric, continued lying, and dereliction of their duties.

ON POLITICS AND TREACHERY,…

01/26/15 – WHITE HOUSE GOING NUCLEAR ON NETANYAHU,…
http://nypost.com/2015/01/24/white-house-going-nuclear-on-netanyahu/

COMMENTS: I understand that we have strategies, and that Israel has strategies and that our strategies and theirs do not always match up, but I will take Israel over Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Yemen any day. I know Obama and Netanyahu don’t get along, partly because Netanyahu has to get things done, and they have to be done instantly not years later. He does and has capabilities that our President lacks greatly. The things Obama talks about in theory when it comes to RMD’s (rabid muslim dogs), Netanyahu deals with in reality, in real time, every day. Iran will get the “bomb” with the gutless pandering and procrastination that Obama and the American military are doing. Netanyahu knows this and he is doing everything he can to stop it, even to the point of embarrassing himself. Why, because he loves his country, he loves ALL of the people in it, and he will do whatever he has to to stop the Iranians. He will beg and plead, and he will grovel before Obama and the gutless Congress and Senate, but believe this, HE WILL DO WHAT HE HAS TO TO PROTECT ISRAEL, and if that means beating Iran to the punch, HE WILL DO IT! and we all know what IT is. So, in the final analysis, hundreds of thousands or possibly millions will die, and Obama, and Eric Holder will have their desks piled high with cases of criminality by thugs that were shot by police lawfully and rightfully. They will have their heads stuck in these files when Israel does what it has to. Obama and Holder will then claim what all politicians claim, “How could this happen?” “We were never advised!” “Why were we not told!” Obama’s minions will bury their heads in the sand and Israel will be cursed when the blame sits squarely on the shoulders of those we pay to do their jobs, but are more interested in playing golf, flying to L.A. for fundraisers, having concerts at the White House and getting smoke blown up their rears about how great a job they are doing. I hope I am wrong, but probably not.

ON COMMON CRIMINALITY,…

01/26/15 – POLICE: THIRD PERSON DIES AFTER SHOOTING AT NEBRASKA PARTY
http://news.yahoo.com/police-2-killed-6-wounded-omaha-nebraska-attack-142357402.html

01/26/15 – OPENING STATEMENTS NEXT IN MURDER TRIAL OF EX-PAT HERNANDEZ
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/opening-statements-murder-trial-pat-hernandez-28466515

01/26/15 – POLICE SHORTAGE IS A SECURITY RISK FOR MARDI GRAS
http://www.wwl.com/Associated-Press-Police-shortage-is-a-security-ris/20784500

01/26/15 – GROUP SAYS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER’ FILM SPURS THREATS AGAINST MUSLIMS
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/group-says-american-sniper-film-spurs-threats-against-210015758.html

01/26/15 – SUPREME COURT AGREES TO REVIEW CONTROVERSIAL EXECUTION DRUG
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/1/23/supreme-court-to-review-execution-drug.html

01/26/15 – POLICE: MOST OF ONE-MONTH-OLD BABY’S FACE CHEWED OFF BY TRIO OF FERRETS IN DELAWARE COUNTY
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2015/01/23/police-most-of-one-month-old-babys-face-ripped-off-by-ferret-in-darby-borough/

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