NOTES AND BACKLOGS Notes 1 News/Books/HistoryNotes 2 Personal CommentsNotes Backlog 1 Notes Backlog 2 (here) Notes Notes - Personal - Black Lives Matter Notes Backlog 4 2020/01/07 backlog additions (things are getting more organized as of January 2020 regarding the backlogs)Personal Notes BacklogsEarlier backlog additions before 2020/01/072019/09/02A codes/stereotype section has been started in NM/Gangs. Not meant to be comprehensive, it is one of several pointers used on this website to stress that such cultural issues are central to police related problems. How people perceive themselves in the context of the more immediate group - like the gang - and the broader society - like mainstream America - can have a lot to do with policing matters in the sense people cannot or will not leave the gang, continued violence in certain neighborhoods or cities, resistance to change and more.What we are running into is internal resistance from the broader culture associated with gangs as well as ignorance and apathy on the part of both gang resistance officials and midway police (street beat cops not necessarily assigned to gang task ops) officers. Some of the street beat cops and their managers might have a certain streets smart and real world common sense, but might lack the ability to take things to a higher, more prosaic level, in certain key ways. This void impacts our lack of effectiveness with long-term solutions involving gangs because it is that supra-level of feeling, knowing and communication in and from gangs that keeps things in the status quo, ad infinitum. The key word here is emotion.A smart cop recognizes that emotion and the history of culture and club that built up to it. Emotion has a lot to do with a history with violence to and against, a feeling of despair, a lack of direct personal experience with a better way, a sense of hopelessness about one’s fate as a stereotyped people, and a fight for dignity and personal power within the perceived or real context of that stereotype.Internal resistance from the culture has a lot to do with history and habit, what gets said at home and in the neighborhood, as well as nationally through the internet. Ideas get built up which take on their own reality. Emotions set in, making it harder to shift gears. 2019/08/30More on Covington High Incident:Watch for antics: Notice both tribal politician and activist look similar with “classic” Native American look. A little tweaking they almost could be same person. Notice the young man apparently looking into the eyes of the activist Phillips almost himself could be a “white Indian” - dark eyes and hair, almost tribal classic nose, almost white-olive skin. Comment: whether or not we support abortion or President Trump, his wall, or that type of conservative orientation, we all need to be alert to fake news from the so-called liberal activist groups. What has likely happened is that after several decades - at least since Vietnam - a more central or balanced liberalism has been tainted by severe international anti-American agendas which take us into some pretty weird and dangerous stuff. Whether or not we support strict anti-abortionism, we need to applaud the groups who pushed back on fake news, if this indeed is what actually occurred. Since both sides can have intense agendas, we have to be on alert to games and fake news from any which side or direction. Also watch for the media shifting gears in terms of money and political pressure. That is, they can be loyal to no one but the ones who have gotten hold of their corporate strings at the moment. I know there are very honest and courageous journalists, and do not want to smear the whole group. but fake news is a virus that has been with us a long time. One of the signs of antics in these matters is an odd squirrelly aspect, almost like walking through a House of Horrors on Halloween in which there are mirrors that skew our images under dark lights. The whole thing has an odd feeling about it, it’s hard to find your bearings. This is one example of material involving the “watch for antics” concept, although other ideas link to it, as well.Reuters2019/02/13 Report on Covington High School incident finds no fault with students. By Dan Whitcombhttps //www reuters com/article/us-usa-covington-report-idUSKCN1Q22UAExcerpt: Report on Covington High School incident finds no fault with students (Reuters) - A probe into a videotaped incident at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. involving Covington Catholic High School students and Native American activists in January has found no evidence that the teenagers provoked a confrontation.https //www reuters com/article/us-usa-covington-report-idUSKCN1Q22UA2019/08/19On River GOLD, there is the start of an “alternative views on media” section, in the sense of applying media-on-media excerpts which disclose or otherwise counter some ideas about a particular news group. It covers a little of who actually owns the various media outlets, with some of the material unfortunately coming from places like Wikipedia, which can be caught up with the whole google-world interconnectivity, which includes monopolistic corporatism, to the point we likely are not getting the full scoop or complete information.I believe one way to start breaking up the corporate monopolies, which are usually internationally based, is to go back to the American anti-monopoly and trust material in twentieth century history, but building up to it by studying the precursors to it in the late 1800s because there are likely family and group connections still with us today. In addition, we need to identify any lines of continuity with earliest company enterprises like East India, Virginia, etc. not just in terms of approach or precedence but also in terms of generational family players. Just like we discover multi-generational abuse in family lines, so too we can likely find multi-generational business behavior tendencies, even something that goes back 300 to 500 years, as hard as it is for many Americans without that line of continuity to believe is possible. It will require taking a new look at the situation, one that avoids distracting and off-track conspiracy theories but instead follows data-based factual trajectories to likely realistic conclusions.We get little bits and pieces from current and past victims and whistleblowers and a few authors. One of these, Pamela Geller, has been discussed here previously as a Jewish woman who has pushed back against sharia. She tells us that there are many examples of mainstream media not covering important events, not covering them properly and often distorting facts or outright lying. Part of it was the lack of news coverage over the almost-Ground Zero project, which truly was meant to be a post-9/11 sharia trophy display. For those of you who have not followed it, Ground Zero was a particularly sinister Islamic funded project that was intended to be set up around the grounds of 9/11. It was one of several Trojan Horses and temples of the militaristic ego Islamic groups like to bring into the United States. They come in smiling, shaking hands and waving paper money while planning to bring in more troops to fill those artificial spiritual or community sites. I believe there is a type of sex and money magic associated with some of their antics, as well as remote influencing involving both natural organic psychic activity and artificial tech based contrivances. So we should be looking for the genie in the lamp as well as the Islamic Phd engineer hiding in the back room behind the Wizard of Oz’s screen.She cites other actual events in her book that did not receive appropriate and accurate news coverage. So when we see any news article in one of the big players or syndicated networks using language like “white supremacist” or “right-wing extremist” we need to start waking up and noticing, if we are not already. We need to start collecting news articles with language like that and begin a separate journalistic investigation into the material at hand as well as the journalists. Start Taking Our News BackWe need to start taking our news back. It might require setting up separate news groups in key local areas around each state, backed by disclosed sponsors with a mission statement fully made public, openly displaying the news group’s stand on ethics, keeping church and state separate, honorable journalism, etc. Transparency in deed, not just word. Religionists and non-sectarian secularists will need to learn to work together to get at the truth about material facts in our lives, despite our beliefs about whether there are additional spiritual truths. We will have to bridge our differences between material fact finding and providentially related views. We need to focus on the common ground of mutual physicality so this takes precedence over things that can take us into the less easily provable or identifiable non-material world, including topics related to Satan, hell, God, divine intervention, God’s discipline on earth, providential meanings and so on. We have to do it in such a way we are not annihilating each other views, but focusing on certain agreed upon topics. Truth can be slanted based on a person’s views of providentiality; for example, if someone thinks a person is experiencing poor luck because God has sent agents of divine wrath, people might be hiding certain facts. They might hide facts or not offer full support in getting to the bottom of things because they want to support their spiritual view more than the physical world of facts and data. In this sense, people can act like judge and juror, as well as executionist, feeling they are in complicity with God’s true intentions in a matter. In this way, they could feel they just know what needs to be done in terms of evading or hiding facts. To the secularist, such behaviors are often laden with superstition which keeps an investigator from getting down to the nitty gritty. To bridge the gap between religionists and secularists, it will likely take coming to terms with what we can agree upon. This would be about what is not acceptable in the human experience; for example, violence, lost property, rape, child sexual abuse and so on. We will also have to nail down ideas of discord, things we don’t get on the same page about, like sin, dirty women, a woman’s place, and so on. The language of religionism might prevent a full discourse of facts identifiable in physicality if ideas about male supremacy, women’s proper station or whether certain “types” deserve such and such - that is something in the culture is keeping the language from saying the same things in the same way. Facts need to be facts, so that truth is not a managed affair based on philosophical preference or religious slant, and justice applied fairly across the board.The Nitty Gritty In this case, it is likely that moderate religionists and mid-ranged secularists will be the ones to step up to the plate and offer that bridge. But we have to realize that two types of extremism are upon us: Christian fundamentalism and Islamic sharia law extremism, and the media can be dominated by a strange confluence of Islamic sharia fundamentalism and communist/socialist liberalism. For better communication, we need to understand that we have one kind of secularism over here and another kind of secularism over there, the one over there being that liberal communist/socialist thing. The liberal communist/socialist thing can operate like the religionist anti-fact finding example above. So filled with a certain ideological approach, often not good at fact gathering while also emotionally driven for big picture images which don’t necessarily match reality, getting to the nitty gritty in the news can be just as difficult. Various groups can be using similar forms of fact suppression even if the ideologies are different.Currently our opponents are widening the divide in America between worthy people among both the religionists and secularists. The wedge means different members of society who otherwise want peaceful home towns and country cannot come together in common sense and real world data gathering. It is time for this to stop.2019/08/18Watch for language in major mainstream news describing whites as right wing extremists with a concomitant reduction in accurate news coverage of Islamic extremist issues. Notice there might be more drama associated with anything referred to as white extremism. Good journalism follows up on the actual groups involved and the actual journalists writing about them and does not leave the epithets hanging in the air. The recent issue in Portland deserves more exploration as to who is who and what is what. https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2019/06/proud-boys-antifa-plan-to-protest-in-downtown-portland-on-saturday.html2019/08/11Below is something written by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich in 2017, applicable now as then, with the recent spate of violence in El Paso and beyond.Federal, state, and local officials must act swiftly to help protect communities of all faiths and ensure that these cowardly threats and acts of vandalism are punished to the fullest extent possible.March 6, 2017Dear Friend,Last month I visited the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque on the same day that it was evacuated because of a bomb threat. This was the JCC's second bomb threat within three weeks. These alarming incidents in Albuquerque and across the country aim to introduce fear into our communities and must not be tolerated.During my tour of the JCC in Albuquerque with members of the board of directors, the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League, and the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, it was clear how beloved and central the facility is to the entire community. JCCs provide a safe and welcoming environment where families and children - whether Jewish or not - attend Hebrew classes, play sports, share holidays, and gather in peace. The rising number of bomb threats facing JCCs nationwide and numerous instances of hate-based violence and vandalism are appalling and do not represent the America I know and love. Any faith-based targeting, including anti-Semitism, is unacceptable-period. In order to deter and punish those responsible, I introduced bipartisan legislation to double the federal penalty for making fake bomb threats and provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security dedicated to safeguarding faith-based community centers. I also sent a letter calling on the Senate Homeland Security Committee to conduct a hearing and asked for answers from the Administration about what actions it is taking, and plans to take, to combat these threats.Federal, state, and local officials must act swiftly to help protect communities of all faiths and ensure that these cowardly threats and acts of vandalism are punished to the fullest extent possible.MARTIN HEINRICHUnited States Senator2019/08/03The Following involves the grandson of a local man in the Farmington and Kirtland, New Mexico area who was killed during an attempted robbery by the victim and home dweller of the robbery. The grandson was Christopher Gonzalez. Below is a testimony by the grandfather, sent to me by email last year but I was told it was also on his website. This man is a retired power plant official who ran for mayor last year and did not win. Part of his interest in running for the position was to help eliminate wrongful arrests in Farmington. n looking this over more for the first time, I see that Gonzalez seems to have been a Hispanic and white mix; he was being raised in a Mormon home but his grandfather is a devout fundamentalist Christian, and so apparently with this connection as well, Christopher was going to a separate bible study class (shortly after having attended to a fundamentalist Christian private school) apparently at the time of his arrest. It looks like his arrest was questionable over a BB gun in his backpack, something the grandfather suggests was shown to a female student who told a teacher with a subsequent search and arrest. The grandfather indicates the BB was being used as a toy, not a weapon, and that the actual categorization of the gun for arrest purposes is questionable; in addition, the young man’s predicament got worse by putting him around rough characters in the Albuquerque area. Apparently Christopher showed promise in mathematics and golf, and had a gentle humanistic disposition. We can ask if he as well as society would not have been better served in another form of disciplinary regime in response to his issue with the bb gun. We need to hear more from the City of Farmington on why they took the stance they did with and over this young man. Is there anything we don’t know or are not being told as to why they took the strict stance that they did? Apparently city leaders as well as the police were communicated with by the concerned grandfather to no avail, from his viewpoint.Christopher was shifted from Farmington to the Albuquerque or Santa Fe area; we might ask if things got worse going to the big city prison system. There is a lot more probably to this story than provided here, but this is a start. We need to know which Farmington police officers were involved in Christopher’s arrest, whether a local news article went out on it, when Christopher was first arrested and imprisoned, who the young people were he was with during the fatal robbery attempt in which both he and a 25 year old were killed, and more. It might be good to research the family (Gonzalez) for any history of criminal activity. It does sound like the arrest might have been unnecessary and the imprisonment even more so, but it is premature to conclude without more background information. This is a good background case to study since it is local and more personal. I did find one news article listed below related to the attempted robbery, the killings and the disappearance of one of the robbers after going on bail. I also found an obituary related to the burial of Christopher Gonzalez who died in Sept. 2015. Please excuse any errors here in going over this; feel free to write in with corrections or additions toinfo at police factor dot com.Albuquerque Journal 2015/10/13 Man accused in deadly home invasion reported missingThe robbers wore masks and armed themselves with guns before forcing their way into the home, according to a criminal complaint.According to police, Mack grabbed a gun and shot two of the robbers: Christopher Gonzalez, 18, and Joshua Valker, 25. Both men died.https://www.abqjournal.com/659315/man-accused-in-deadly-home-invasion-reported-missing.htmlhttps://www.legacy.com/obituaries/daily-times/obituary.aspx?n=christopher-j-gonzalez-critter&pid=175817077&fhid=8553excerpt: Cristopher "Critter" Jordan Gonzalez, 18, of Kirtland, returned home to his heavenly Father on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. He was born Aug. 6, 1997, in Farmington. Critter was the fifth child born to Jose Humberto and Pollyanna Palmer Gonzalez. Cristopher’s Incarceration February 5, 2018My Grandson, seventeen year old Cristopher Gonzalez was a straight A student at Faith Christian Academy. At 6 foot 3 inches he was the tallest student in the school. He was kind and gentle with the smaller students. His kind an loving manner made him a favorite with the teachers and fellow students. After school he attended a bible study class at another location. Christopher had acquired a pellet pistol without his parent’s knowledge. It looked similar to a real firearm. ( A pellet pistol is similar to an air or co2 powered rifle except that the shorter barrel does not allow the projectile to attain the velocity of a rifle). The projectile velocity of a pellet pistol is typically less than 400 feet per second while an air powered rifle projectile attains a velocity of up to 800 feet per second). He showed it off to a girl at the bible study class one evening. The girl told a teacher who informed Farmington New Mexico Police. The next day two police officers came to Faith Christian Academy and in violation of the Fourth amendment of the United States Constitution, (my opinion), demanded a search of his back-pack. The pellet pistol was in the back pack. The police officers made the ludicrous claim that the pellet pistol was a deadly weapon and incarcerated Cristopher. That incarceration effectively ended Christopher’s life. He was denied the opportunity to attend his final year of high school and to attend church. He was denied the opportunity to take part in the First Tee golf program as he had for many years with his grandfather. (The first Tee program is a widely acclaimed program that teaches nine core values, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment.) He was denied the opportunity to play golf with his Father and Grandfather which was in his words “one of the funest thing I’ve ever done.” Cristopher and I were the winners of the last golf tournament that we had the opportunity to play together. The $100.00 first place prize is still on the books at Riverview golf course. Despite the best efforts of his parents and teachers to get him released, Cristopher remained incarcerated in Farmington until near his 18th birthday. He was then unexpectedly transferred to Albuquerque where he met people that had a negative influence on his character and lifestyle. Our beloved grandson was shot in the back and killed as he ran from a home invasion 31 days after his 18th birthday. He was with a 25 year old man who was also shot and killed.In researching whether or not a pellet gun is a deadly weapon, I found that the Tennessee Supreme had ruled that a pellet gun is not a deadly weapon unless the intent of the user is to inflict harm on a victim. It appears to me to be clear that Cristopher’s only intent was to show off his new toy. In another example, the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies used pellets that were treated with hot peppers in order to increase the pain on 116 pound 86 year old man who was holding a knife and was begging the deputies to kill him. This was the day after his wife’s death. One person told me that they shot Fidencio Duran 63 times with the treated pellets. They also had a muzzled K-9 officer attack him, which resulted in a broken hip. The man died a month later and his death was ruled a homicide by the medical investigator. It is apparent that the deputies did not consider the pellet gun a deadly weapon. How can a police department and a Children, Youth, and Families Department have the will and the power to ruin the life of a young man who was beloved by all his teachers and fellow students, and who had not ever been accused of any criminal act? I suspect that the elaborate detention facility would be difficult to justify if no one is incarcerated. I believe that anyone with any concern about the young man’s future would think that he would have a better chance of a good life in his home with his loving parents. If the citizens of Farmington elect me as their mayor, I will be dedicated to preventing young people being forced out of their homes and incarcerated into a situation that lessens their chance of having a safe and happy life. Roland W. BerkeyRoland W. Berkey 2019/07/31Overall, The Watch for Antics section considers the way people play games involving dealing dope, working with Mexican or Latin American cartels, Islamic extremists and more. It includes anti-American agendas found in New Mexico and beyond. 2019/07/26 an addition to Geller section made today.2019/07/24The reason behind including this article is the sense of a crisis in border protection and diminished policing staff in key areas of the state of New Mexico. New Mexico is critical to the rest of the nation as one of the few states with direct shared borders with Mexico. This makes it a national problem, not just a state issue. KOB2019/05/30 Otero County Sheriff talks border crisis in editorialhttps://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/otero-county-sheriff-talks-border-crisis-in-editorial/5370420/Excerpt: The sheriff of Otero County isn't holding anything back in a recent editorial piece written in the Las Cruces Sun News. In the letter, Sheriff David Black describes what has been happening in his county due to a "lack of manpower resources." According to Black, the county is dealing with a huge increase in drug activity and rise in crime. He points to Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham's recent move in sending 50 State Police officers to Albuquerque to help tackle the influx in crime, saying that rural areas are now paying the price due to a lack of help.Read the full letter below:As sheriff of Otero County, I would like to share with you the impact the recent border crisis has had on our community in Otero County as well as the impact the deployment of six New Mexico State Police officers from our community to assist the Albuquerque Police Department. Otero County is dealing with a huge influx in drugs via two main drug smuggling corridors. With the removal of the National Guard troops from our southern border, the United States Border Patrol checkpoints closing on March 25, 2019, and reallocation of the New Mexico State Police, crime is on the rise in Otero County. We at the Otero County Sheriff’s Office have redirected all of our unobligated patrol efforts to highway interdiction on US 54 and US 70. We have had several multi-agency operations including the Alamogordo Police Department, New Mexico State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In February 2019, we joined with these agencies to become part of the White Mountain Narcotics task force. As of this date we have been able to seize approximately $121,000 in narcotics just in Otero County. In February we seized approximately $3,500 worth of drugs. In March of 2019 approximately $23,000. In April of 2019 approximately $62,790 worth of drugs in Otero County. Each month the amount grows. In addition to the drugs we have made 32 felony arrests and seized a large number of guns. We were also able to solve five burglaries with information from these arrests, in addition to seizing 14 vehicles and large amounts of cash all with a nexus to Mexico and drug smuggling. Today our resources are stretched thin as we have relied on the New Mexico State Police to assist in several of these operations. With the recent decision by the governor of New Mexico to reassign 50 New Mexico State Police officers to the Albuquerque area for help, this has taken resources from all of the counties leaving numerous counties in crisis with even less resources to combat these problems and others. Due to the lack of manpower resources, we have had to cancel several pending operations as we do not have the manpower to safely complete these operations without the help of our New Mexico State Police and US BORDER Patrol…https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/otero-county-sheriff-talks-border-crisis-in-editorial/5370420/2019/07/20 shortened and edited 07/21/19; some additions 07/26/2019On Geller and Goodman:Jerusalem Post2015/06/15--Political Analysis Without Euphemism or Hyperbole. Why Pamela Geller’s Political Rhetoric is Based onPrejudice. By H.A. Goodman.https://www.jpost.com/Blogs/Political-Analysis-Without-Euphemism-or-Hyperbole/Why-Pamela-Gellers-Political-Rhetoric-Is-Based-On-Prejudice-406031Fatwa: Hunted in America (2017)By Pamela GellerComment: In reading Pamela Geller’s book, I sought alternative perspectives on Geller, right or wrong, biased or not. I did not want just the views that she is an Islamaphobic, racist or dangerous person. She had been banned by Great Britain in the past several years. Although scant, she presents evidence in her book that suggests the ban was over her connection to Israel and possibly Zionism; a number of names of the players behind the ban were redacted. in public information requests. Various media outlets have made scoffing remarks about her.To give you an idea of what she covers, here are some chapters in her book: Chapter 3 - Muslim Girls (talks about the targeting and stalking of women deemed punishable according to Islamic law, includes mutilation and beheading. Chapter 4 - Ground Zero Mosque - covers the proposed Islamic Trojan Horse (Geller suggests the mosque is a habitual and purposeful form of Islamic trophyism parading Islamic military success and domination of the churches and temples of other religious groups around the world) around 9/11 grounds. Geller was a central figure in blocking this awful thing which was disrespectful of 9/11 victims and their families as well as a political, religious and military tool meant to be used against the United States under the thin veil of so-called honoring 9/11 victims and America. Although Geller does not specifically indicate this, it is suggested here that mosques can secretly harbor Islamic soldiers masking as clergy and devotees. Because they can be difficult to investigate by outsiders later, they also could harbor anti-American technology, systems and possibly even weapons, hence the label Trojan Horse here. Chapter 6 - CPAC and what is wrong with the Right. Discusses infiltrations of Islamic supporters into both this conservative group as well as the American government itself. As a side note to be on alert to possible Israeli antics, she does quote quite a bit of Frank Gaffney material and has the same anti-Norquist data and tone as he does, so this does further indicate a possible Israeli collusion with Gaffney. Whether or not this is good or bad is not delved into here; it’s just we need to be on alert about it in terms of making sure the information is accurate and not part of an Israeli-only misinformation agenda. If Islamic sharia law groups are penetrating the deepest part of our conservative movement and our government agencies, we need to know about it, take it seriously and address it as a severe military problem inside our borders.Chapter 10 - 2015 Garland, Texas, ISIS attacks the Homeland. Linked to the tragic Islamic anti-free speech murder scene in Denmark; this involved Islamic targeting and killing cartoonists who had published portrayals of Mohammad. The most insulting had been weeded out from the actual published content. There seems to be a lot of Islamic games around this from misrepresenting the actual cartoons to making up new false ones as a pretense to justify vendettas. Geller apparently was a victim of this misrepresentation.As such then, this article by H.A. Goodman seems like a good start; written from the Jewish and Israeli world that Geller shares with him (people don’t write for the Jerusalem Post without having a Jewish tie) in some capacity or another, Goodman provides a view like: Everyone abhors terrorism. Geller and others simply publicize the evil deeds of extremists without analyzing America’s paradoxical relationship with countries like Saudi Arabia.He offers a view that we should not just scream against Sharia extremism - Goodman refers to Geller’s messages as diatribe-driven “alarmist rhetoric” - but we should also look to the underpinnings of United States and Middle Eastern relations, particularly in the area of arms sales. However, we need to acknowledge the fact Geller has indeed addressed this issue of paradoxical relationships:ISLAMIC JEW-HATRED:IT’S IN THE QURANTwo-Thirds of all US Aid Goes to Islamic CountriesSTOP THE HATEEnd all aid to Islamic CountriesFrom an AFDI Islamic Jew-hatred ad on a San Francisco city bus off a photo found in Ad Wars in Chapter 7 of Geller’s Fatwa: Hunted in America(Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer launched AFDI-American Freedom Defense Initiative)As River GOLD has already elaborated through various article listings on related topics, including those in aviation covering corporate corruption and some aviation-related military expenditures and factory problems, this indeed is a tumultuous issue that deserves more attention. Feeding the hand that can, and probably has and still does, bite us, has perplexed and disturbed me, as well. Goodman’s words went right to the core of some of my deepest concerns, as has Geller’s.As Goodman aptly puts it:Ultimately, not only does Geller’s “exposure” of Islam fail to keep anyone safe (as the Mayor of Garland, Texas recently explained), but it also fails to address the billions in U.S. weapons deals and security relationships with countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other Muslim nations. The same countries that behead their citizens also receive tremendous political and military support from the Unites States, primarily because the Middle East holds 47% of the world’s oil and 40% of the world’s natural gas reserves. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia arms sales with the United States are discussed, as well as other countries. Here is an insert on Saudi Arabia:In defending the proposed sale to Saudi Arabia and other gulf states, the officials noted that the Saudis and several of the other countries were in talks with suppliers other than the United States. If the packages offered to them by the United States are blocked or come with too many conditions, the officials said, the Persian Gulf countries could turn elsewhere for similar equipment, reducing American influence in the region.Pamela Geller’s book Fatwa: Hunted In America does indeed have some emotionally driven views along both American Jewish and Israeli Jewish (as well as possibly Zionist) lines. The opinion here is the exclamations against Islamic extremists and those who have countered her attempts at free speech favoring Israel and Jews becomes heavy, excessive and repetitive. However, this does not wipe away the importance of her message and ideas about Islamic extremism and violence. She makes some excellent points and brings out some data supporting her arguments which we should keep in our permanent files on the subject. In addition, we are made to understand many of her public ads and arguments against Islam were in direct response to Islamic proselyting, public ads against Israel or Jews, Islamic euphemisms or taqiyya (planned deception) or global and national Islamic terror. Although it is understood why she ran bus ads depicting parts of the Koran that specifically promoted terrorist activity and anti-Semitism, it is suggested here that we must discount the subconscious mind in taking on those very messages. It would probably be best to not promote the Koran even while trying to expose it in this manner; subliminal messages can have the reverse effect. Let’s keep the Koran out of bus ads and similar public forums, but use it in intellectual discourses revealing its tendencies for violence. We don’t hapless people accidentally picking up the dictates of sharia driven extremism even while we are trying to discourage it. This would have the opposite effect of our best intentions in driving home the idea that sharia is more than just another one of the world’s religions. We need to stress the more complicated and forceful messages and ways by getting through the idea barrier that Islam is mostly made up of moderates. As Geller tries to explain, there is a cultural gap between liberal needs for a rosier view of the issue and what is reality. She tries to express this in not Islamophobia, Islamorealism: it’s not discrimination to be realistic about shariaism. But I am not sure she success in communication can be reached by broadcasting Islamic texts in the American public forum. We have to get the message across in other ways so as toIn going over her critic Goodman’s article, we see supportive reference to some groups that have been tagged as pro-Islamic, and as such are likely or definitely conspiratorial. Although Goodman has important ideas about feeding hands that can and do turn around and bite us, his leaning toward these questionable groups as a source of information about Geller should be a red flag. Sometimes we find Jewish Communist or Socialist liberals working with the other side; I don’t know enough about this writer to suggest this, but we should be on alert.In terms of the Jewish and/or Israeli perspective, understand there are many Jews who did and do not support Israel or at least many of its activities and goals. We should always keep an eye on any American Jewish or Israeli false flags or elaborations of issues regarding their strongest opponents. At the same time, since they personally are so endangered by the Islamic groups who hate them so much, and because Israel has had direct hands-on experiences dealing with Islamic violence and warfare against them in the Middle East, we must listen to their warnings or insights, and welcome their assistance. It is a good idea to recognize the diversity present among Jewish peoples and to take care in listening to the vast array of different views and advice found there. Many suggest a strong Israel assists the American position in the Middle East. However, Israel also has been a bone of contention exacerbating the situation. Yet again, Islamic Sharia law devotees have been caught with handwritten agendas specifically outlining a pro-Palestinian approach to arouse global Islamic groups to action. They have very specific goals about using anti-Israel/Jew ideas as propaganda, both to spread and centralize Islam but also to dismantle one of the world’s most serious opponents to Sharia’s tyrannical ideology. I also suspect some Russian and Eastern European collusion with Israel because of past history in which Jews got caught up with the Soviet world simply by being stuck inside its borders after the communist walls went up. Many Jews who came out of both the earlier Nazi and particularly later Soviet world might have had influences and scars difficult to identify in terms of later political, behavioral, group control and military tendencies. On the other hand, many other Jewish intellectuals and writers have spent much of their lives identifying what builds and sustains tyrannical governments, and these people are often sensitive advance warning systems. They don’t want another Hitler or Stalin. Jewish women often represent the freedom of personal identity, voice and strength that is best about the American system of gender liberties. A Geller could not happen in Saudi Arabia. Geller is honest with her emotions and feelings in Fatwa, and sometimes it is raw or off the cuff. But this should not deter us into believing she is just a blabbing would be pundit to be dismissed. In addition, we can ask if Goodman is applying a male denouncement of her ways partly because of sexist tendencies; some men like to dismiss the emotions of women as silly or non-intellectual. What is wrong about Geller being upset over 9/11 and the suicides from the towers, humans who propelled themselves to certain deaths rather than be burned alive, humans who were not just smashed but “obliterated” upon collision with the sidewalks below, as Geller so aptly puts it? How can we blame her for getting emotional over the growing numbers of so-called “honor” killings of Islamic women who were targeted by close males in their lives, including even fathers and brothers? And how can we blame her for feeling upset over the numbers of Israelis and American Jews who have been targeted by Islamic extremists, not only killed in several cases, but also severely tortured in the process? Geller is alive and passionate over the material she writes about and in this manner, we sense who she really is and what she is about, unlike the game players who use codified language or patterned monologues based on agenda-based templates. And Geller is also a product of New York City itself, having a personal cultural connection with the history, peoples and locations that centered around 9/11. She is a living testimony of the before and after of 9/11, and as such, evokes the full spectra of the city of New York, including its musical and arts heritage, racial and religious diversity and overall cosmopolitan orientation.We need to look at both views, Geller’s and Goodman’s, to get a more accurate feeling and picture of the problems presented to both Americans and the entire world. We need such diverse perspectives, but we also need to question and identify biases and unspoken messages in their writings. What might neither be telling us about their connections to yet other political agendas? Are they linked to Israeli secret services? Is Goodman linked to something other than Israel or American Jewry? Is he a Communist or Socialist with old ties to communist Russia, as Horowitz’s family used to be? Can we trust Goodman to really be saying what we think he is saying about Americans selling weapons to Middle Eastern countries, or is something else going on? For example, could he be connected to media presenting false news about the so-called sales? Or has there been some sort of extortion, blackmail or other form of non-disclosed issue behind any such sales?