Special Forces AXE Their Plan to Infiltrate Utah

Locals complain about exercise ‘imposing martial law’

 

The U.S. Army chose a quiet community in central Utah as the training ground for Special Forces soldiers needing to develop Jason Bourne-like skills and to learn how to build a resistance movement by infiltrating the town leadership.

With the deeply religious culture present in Manti, Utah and the desert landscape of the area,  residents were deemed ideal candidates by the Defense Department to role play with soldiers in the 10th Special Forces as part of a several week training exercise in July on unconventional warfare tactics.

Now that sequestration is in full effect, the Utah mission was called on Thursday, to the relief of residents who had feared their community would turn into a scene out of Hunger Games.

Unconventional
 The Defense Department had selected a central Utah community to participate in a training exercise for Army Special Forces soldiers

 

Setting
 The town of Manti, Utah was deemed an ideal location because of the desert landscape and the strong religious conviction on its residents

The exercise, named Robin Sage, is a component of Phase Four training for Army Special Forces soldiers, also known as the Green Berets.

Lasting four weeks, the large-scale exercise is typically held at Fort Bragg in North Carolina but officials were looking for a closer locale for soldiers of the 4th battalion of the 10th Special Forces, stationed at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs.

‘Every place we go [to train] is a different culture… a different mentality throws them off and requires [soldiers] to adapt,’ Staff Sgt. Ryan Sabin, a spokesman for the 10th Special Forces, told The Salt Lake Tribune.

Last fall, officials representing the DOD met with communities across Central Utah, including Sanpete, Sevier, Emery and Carbon counties, to recruit local governments to host the training exercise scheduled for July 2013.

Mormon
The town of Manti has a population of just over 3,000. It is home to one of the first temples built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsSoldiers develop skills in the training to mobilize foreign guerrilla fighters, like the Allied Forces who recruited French resistance fighters during World War II.

As part of the planned Utah training three teams of 12 soldiers would approach residents, who were respected leaders in business and in the Mormon church, and enlist their help in building a coalition.

A total of 30 citizens would participate in the missions, mainly during the evening hours, in Sanpete and Sevier counties and in Emery-Carbon county.

Over a two week period the plainclothes soldiers would depend on their civilian allies for food, lodging, transportation and supplies.

No live ammunition would be used and no private property would be entered without the owner’s permission, according to the rules of the mission.

Army officials said that utilizing real-life community leaders in their own setting would be more cost effective than having to create a fake setting for the training at the National Guard training site at Camp Williams.

Brave men of the Green Beret

Army Special Forces soldiers, also known as the Green Berets, train foreign troops in unconventional warfare tactics

But the prospect of a military infiltration raised concern among the residents.

At a Manti City Council Meeting on November 7, one resident accused the government of dishonorable and deceptive motives for the mission.

Another citizen, Alan Braithwaite, said the training exercise was the first step in the U.S. government turning the country into a police state.

Concerned parents wondered if their children would be safe and if tanks and helicopters would fill the streets and skies. Others feared that soldiers looking for some R&R would run rampant and would corrupt the youth.

So when the plan fell by the wayside due to budget cuts, many welcomed the news but some are still hopeful the exercise will go forward at some point in the future.

‘This is not a one-time shot, lost to Utah. There will be other opportunities,’ Paul Weddle, a retired Green Beret contracted to help the Army set up the exercise in Utah, told the Tribune.

‘There’s a chance that it may be rescheduled for next year but that remains to be determined,’ he added.

Three Card Mitchy

 Mitch McConnell Doubles Down on Surrender

 

Mitch McConnell wants to clear the air based on my earlier RedState post.  In the post, quoting Yahoo! News, I noted McConnell said, “When it came to Obamacare, we gave it everything we have, everything we have, and we just lost.”

In response to this morning’s post, Mitch McConnell’s press team sent out an email blast with the transcript of the speech.  They reached out to my office insisting I fix a quote from a news story that itself has not changed the quote. Nonetheless, the McConnell team insists the actual quote is, “We gave it everything we had, and we just barely lost the legislative fight.”

Okay, but what else did Mitch McConnell say.  From his own transcript:

Obamacare should be repealed root and branch. And we’re not backing down from this fight. We’ve taken the same approach to Obamacare. We gave it everything we had, and we just barely lost the legislative fight. The Supreme Court ruling last summer was another blow. But I can’t just stand by and look at that assault on liberty behind me and do nothing.

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The Old Brazilian Fake Finger Scam

Brazilian doctor used ‘fake fingers’ made of silicone to sign in absent colleagues in ‘ghost worker’ scam

 

A Brazilian hospital doctor used ‘fake  fingers’ made of silicone to record the attendance of fellow medics when they  were not at work.

Officers seized six ‘fingers’ from doctor Thauane Nunes Ferreira, 29, when they arrested her on Sunday following a  tip-off.

The ensuing scandal has led to investigations  in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, near Sao Paulo, into the number of ‘ghost workers’ in the town.

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Digital deception: Nunes Ferreira used 'fake fingers' made of silicon to sign in absent colleagues at work
Nunes Ferreira used these ‘fake  fingers’ made of silicon to sign in absent colleagues at work
The mayor Acir Fillo said as many as 300 civil servants claimed their salary without going to work, according to Brazilian website G1.He told a news conference: ‘We have an army of ghosts.’He added: ‘This case is a huge disappointment. Let’s put cameras to monitor the clocks to not let that happen again.’

Mr Fillo said they believe ‘ghost workers’  around found in public offices including health, security and education.

Thauane Nunes Ferreira was arrested after signing colleagues into work at a hospita
Thauane Nunes Ferreira was arrested after signing  colleagues into work at a hospital when they were not there by tricking a  biometric scanner using ‘fake fingers’ made of silicone (file picture)

Ferreira, who had been under surveillance, confessed to falsifying a public document after she was caught using the fingers to fool the biometric machine into recording colleague’s attendance.

Police arrested the doctor on Sunday following an anonymous tip-off
Police arrested the doctor on Sunday following an  anonymous tip-off

Medics at the Office of Mobile Emergency Care  (Samu) have to sign in using their hands to record their attendance.

Eleven doctors and 20 nurses are believed to  be involved in the scam, reported The Telegraph.

Ferreira told police that signing in absent colleagues was a condition of her employment and that the system was organized  by Samu coordinator Jorge Cury.

However he told the G1 website that he had been called by the health secretary and had to speak to police.

He said: ‘This is absurd! I’ve been a city official for 25 years and I’ve never known of this happening.’

The Brazilian website reported that five doctors suspended after the arrest are still receiving their wages until an inquiry has concluded.

The number of doctors at the hospital has now dropped from 15 to 10, meaning that shifts that used to have two doctors now have just one.

Brazil’s Health Ministry has started an audit of Samu and staff are working their way through documents to discover who was  involved in the scam and how it worked.

It is not yet clear whether the doctor used specific finger prints to trick the machine or how they were made.

Attribution: Becky Evans, Daily Mail

DiFi Demonstrates Her Brilliance

Dianne Feinstein: Assault Weapons Like Child Pornography

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Feinstein’s gun-grabbing bill that bans over 150 different types of guns, but it didn’t pass without a fight from Republicans. Ted Cruz grilled Feinstein on the Constitutionality of her gun ban, reminding her that the same “right of the people” applies equally to the 2nd Amendment as it does to the 1st and 4th Amendments.

He asked her if she thought it within the purview of the federal government to ban certain books because it didn’t like them (in violation of the 1st) or claim that certain citizens are not protected against unlawful searches and seizures (in violation of the 4th). After all, he contended, this is what she and her Democrat team are doing with the 2nd Amendment and semi-automatic weapons. They’ve simply deemed those firearms “assault” weapons and have arbitrarily decided that they are scarier than other guns for the time being, and because of that, they can be legally banned.  Continue Reading

Time To Opt Out of Creepy Fed Ed Data-Mining Racket

Last week, I reported on the federal government’s massive new student-tracking database, which was created as part of the nationalized Common Core standards scheme.

The bad news: GOP “leadership” continues to ignore or, worse, enable this Nanny State racket (hello, Jeb Bush).

The good news: An independent grassroots revolt outside the Beltway bubble is swelling. Families are taking their children’s academic and privacy matters out of the snoopercrats’ grip and into their own hands. You can now download a Common Core opt-out/disclosure form to submit to your school district, courtesy of the Truth In American Education group: http://truthinamericaneducation.com/uncategorized/ccss-parent-opt-out-form/

Parents caught off guard by the stealthy tracking racket are now mobilizing across the country. Echoing families across the city, Big Apple public advocate Bill de Blasio blasted the tracking database in a letter to government officials, according to the New York Daily News: “I don’t want my kids’ privacy bought and sold like this.” On Wednesday, prompted by parental objections, Oklahoma state representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1989 — the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act — to prohibit the release of confidential student data without the written consent of a student’s parent or guardian.  Continue Reading