Thursday, October 10, 2013

Memo Warning about numerous terrorist "dry-runs" on airplanes. Plotting already for "next" horrific attack on America?

Verne Strickland / Blogmaster / October 10, 2013

The TSA doesn't want the flying public to be aware of the problems with terrorist probes.

Suspect1_1549667cThe underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is escorted off the plane.

   Wolf Koch, who flies Boeing 767s for Delta Airlines:

"We're waiting for the next 9/11 to happen, because it's not a question of if. It's a question of when."

I believe these dry runs are just probes for weaknesses in our burdensome, illogical security apparatus. There's a plan a foot, no doubt. As for the group of four "Middle Eastern" men that caused a commotion, methinks they worked for Hamas-CAIR and were "probing" for a lawsuit.
"The TSA doesn't want the flying public to be aware of the problems with terrorist probes." The media doesn't want to cover or report on jihad here or abroad.  The Obama administration denies the existence of the jihad  despite theirvicious, relentless attacks at home and abroad. And the Islamic supremacist  groups in the US want to distract and deflect blame onto those that dare talk about it as "islamophobes." 911plane
The American people are being duped, conned and disarmed.
"10 News Investigators find memo warning about terrorist "dry-runs" on airplanes"WTSP (thanks to all the Atlas readers who sent this in)
Orlando, Florida -- It was a flight bound for Florida, and some airline pilots believe it also may have been a dry-run for terrorists.
The 10 News Investigators have obtained an internal memo that details a frightening incident that brings back memories of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Since then, federal efforts have gone in place to prevent a similar attack, leading many to believe another attack what happened on 9/11 could never happen again.
Wolf Koch, who flies Boeing 767s for Delta Airlines and is the Aviation Security Committee Chairman for the Air Line Pilots Association International, says that belief "is very foolish."
Koch describes the events of 9/11 as "an incredible attack on us. It was very well orchestrated and they're going to try it again... 100 percent, no question in my mind. They're going to try it again."
According to  Koch,  many other flight crews are concerned the planning may already be underway.
A memo obtained by the 10 News investigators from the union that represents pilots for US Airways says that "there have been several cases recently throughout the (airline) industry of what appear to be probes, or dry-runs, to test our procedures and reaction to an in flight threat."
UPDATE: Memo in 10 News Investigation causes concern from terrorism experts
READ: The Security Update Memo (PDF)
Koch says, "What most security experts will tell you that if a dry-run is occurring, the attack will shortly follow."
The pilots say the most recent dry-run occurred on Flight 1880 on September 2. The flight left Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. and headed to Orlando International.
Crew members say that shortly after takeoff, a group of four "Middle Eastern" men caused a commotion.
The witnesses claim one of the men ran from his seat in coach, toward the flight deck door. He made a hard left and entered the forward bathroom "for a considerable length of time."
While he was in there, the other three men proceeded to move about the cabin, changing seats, opening overhead bins, and "generally making a scene." They appeared to be trying to occupy and distract the flight attendants.
The 10 News Investigators contacted both US Airways and the Transportation Security Administration both confirmed the incident. US Airways says it won't discuss the details of security measures, but that it works closely with authorities.
The TSA told us it takes all reports of suspicious activity aboard aircraft seriously, and the matter requires no further investigation  at this time.
However, a current Federal Air Marshal who works flights every week says of the TSA, "They're liars. They're flat out liars."
The Air Marshal, whose identity we are not revealing because agency rules prohibit him from talking to the media, says  the TSA doesn't want the flying public to be aware of the problems with terrorist probes. 
The Air Marshal and others we have spoken to say several flights they have worked were targets of dry-runs and that most of his colleagues believe no matter what the TSA says,  the incident aboard Flight 1880 is serious.
Until now, there has been absolutely no publicity about the US Airways flight from D.C. to  Orlando International Airport, but security experts say incidents  like this should not and cannot be ignored.
As the Federal Air Marshal and industry insiders  tell us, "We're waiting for the next 9/11 to happen, because it's not a question of if. It's a question of when."

Monday, October 7, 2013

Famed Rock Star Opens Up About His Faith, Career: ‘I Believe That Jesus Was…the Son of God’

 Verne Strickland / Blogmaster / October 7, 2013

U2's Bono: ‘I Believe That Jesus Was…the Son of God’

Bono, U2′s lead singer, made headlines this week after excerpts were released from his fascinating radio interview with Focus on the Family (FOF), a Christian organization. Today, the group made available the entire exchange, offering it on the FOF website. From discussing his passion for helping the poor to detailing an intense faith in Jesus Christ, the famed musician offered up a candid — and surprising — interview.
We will be discussing this story and all the day’s news on our live BlazeCast beginning at 2:30pm ET:
Speaking on-air with FOF President Jim Daly, Bono offered a lens into both his personal and professional lives. Perhaps the most interesting tidbits were his statements about Jesus Christ and the gospel — favorable comments that are rarely uttered by A-list entertainers.
Famed Rock Star Bono of U2 Opens Up About His Christian Faith: I Believe That Jesus Was...the Son of God
The Edge and Bono attend the Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark celebration of its 1,000 performance on Broadway at Foxwoods Theatre on May 29, 2013 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images for Spider-Man Tur
“So often those that struggle with accepting Jesus Christ as their savior … it’s the idea that he’s the Messiah. … how did you respond to that?,” Daly asked the singer.
Bono’s faith-fueled response to this question is certainly intriguing, as he noted the Biblical mandates that ask adherents to exercise a deep faith in the Almighty.
“Jesus isn’t lettin’ you off the hook. The Scriptures don’t let you off the hook so easily,” he said. “When people say, you know, ‘Good teacher,’ ‘prophet,’ ‘really nice guy’ … this is not how Jesus thought of Himself”
From there, he noted that this dynamic presents a challenge: One must either embrace that Christ was either the Son of God, as he claimed, or a total and “utter nut case.” Deciding between the two is necessary, Bono maintains, based on what we know of Jesus’ character.
“I believe that Jesus was, you know, the Son of God,” the singer added. “And I understand that … we need to be really, really respectful to people who find that ridiculous and … preposterous” (around the 14:00 mark in the video).
Listen to the entire interview (and read more about its contents below the video):
In a lighthearted portion of the discussion about the challenges associated with being a Christian, Bono also said, through laughter, that, “It’s very annoying following this person of Christ around, because He’s very demanding of your life.”
Daly, of course, admitted that it is, indeed, tough to keep in-line with the faith. These are only a few of the elements discussed.
During the exchange, Bono also detailed his mother’s death when he was a teenager and spoke about both his wife and some of the the elements associated with fatherhood. Later, he detailed his activism in fighting against HIV/AIDS and poverty, among other issues.