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Most Americans have paid no attention to the Benghazi debacle and may believe Benghazi was a man that killed somebody.

This week the world shuttered again with terrorist attacks and kidnappings as if this is something new.  But have you noticed the word AFRICA coming up a lot during and since the “Arab Spring“?  But the world is safe now under Obama’s policies cuz the media says so.  Take away our guns, raise taxes, support Agenda 21 and in 10 more years we’ll all be even.

Six months ago, even CNN caught on to this fabrication and reported.

Africa is the second largest Continent in both land mass and population but it is the largest in diversity listing 54 independent countries.  With 14% of the world’s population, any uniting force would change both the political and economical powers this third world land would muster in the future.

Radical Islamists have a universal formula in recruitment.  Find the outcasts that have anger for all government.  We look no further than American prisons http://www.radicalislam.org/threat/homegrown-threat/us-prisons .

With the poverty rate and corrupt governments, Africa is ripe for harvesting radical Islam.  We searched and found that 53 of the 54 African countries (98.1%) are currently involved in either embracing or combating al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood or other radical Islamic branches.

Many of the articles below are dated in 2013.  Several of the articles were provided by US Government sources.  Much of the below would be included in Obama’s daily security briefings.  A reasonable person would conclude that “GM is dead and al Qaeda is alive and growing.”  Look at all or pick a few.  You decide.

Countries of Africa

Algeria  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/01/17/is-the-algeria-hostage-crisis-really-al-qaeda/

Angola  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1336346/posts

Benin  http://www.standupamericaus.org/terror-jihad/al-qaeda-expands-demands-ransom-for-captured-aid-workers/

Botswana  http://www.academicjournals.org/jasd/PDF/pdf2011/Sep/Gwatiwa.pdf

Burkina Faso  http://www.african-bulletin.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=461:burkina-faso-in-the-eye-of-al-qaeda-&catid=34:watch&Itemid=61

Burundi  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18392212  

Cameroon  http://blog.inkerman.com/index.php/2012/01/23/boko-haram-and-the-cameroonian-connection-cameroons-tradition-of-non-interference-may-be-boosting-terrorism/

Central African Republic  http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/08/282522/seleka-rebels-are-foreigners/

Chad  http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/03/28/libyan-rebel-commander-admits-link-al-qaeda-chad-president-says-al-qaeda-acquired-we

Comoros  http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/hillarys-chief-worked-with-al-qaida-front-man/  

Congo, Republic of  http://kongo-kinshasa.de/dokumente/divers/wp12-01.pdf

Congo, Democratic Republic of The  http://friendsofevil.wordpress.com/2011/05/04/al-qaeda-boss-dead-as-rwandan-terrorists-and-genocidaires-enjoy-impunity/

Cote d’Ivoire  http://allafrica.com/stories/201209140315.html

Djibouti  http://tribune.com.pk/story/305957/us-defence-chief-in-djibouti-for-counter-terrorism-talks/

Egypt  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9652106/Terror-threat-for-Egypt-raised-amid-fears-of-attacks-on-Britons.html

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/07/2012716164543714168.html

Ethiopia  http://www.joinafrica.com/articles/a41.htm

Gabon  http://www.undispatch.com/top-of-the-morning-unrest-in-gabon-after-massacre-soul-searching-in-south-africa

The Gambia  http://dailynews.gm/africa/gambia/article/africans-self-destructive-politics-of-tribalism-and-religion

Ghana  http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=248870

Guinea  http://www.africaundisguised.com/newsportal/story/killers-head-south-al-qaeda-threatens-spread-jihad-across-west-african-nations

Guinea-Bissau  http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/untold-stories/guinea-bissau-hezbollah-al-qaida-and-lebanese-connection

Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire)  http://allafrica.com/stories/201209140315.html

Kenya  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-14/kenyan-police-foil-attack-by-al-qaeda-linked-militia-arrest-two.html

Lesotho http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/02/3123260/the-conflict-against-al-qaeda.html  

Liberia  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/04/28/liberian-nostalgia-for-war-criminal-charles-taylor.html

Libya  http://allafrica.com/stories/201212240594.html

Madagascar  http://www.douglasfarah.com/article/157/what-is-going-on-in-madagascar.com

Malawi  http://www.faceofmalawi.com/2012/08/al-qaeda-plots-attacks-on-african-countries/

Mali http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2013/01/west_african_jihadis.php



Mauritania http://carnegieendowment.org/files/al_qaeda_sahel.pdf

Mauritius  http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,834409,00.html

Morocco http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2013/01/more_on_ansar_al_sharia_in_mor.php

Mozambique  http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/10/al-qaeda-jihadists-plot-attack-against-2010-world-cup.html

Namibia  http://www.nshr.org.na/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=1703 

Niger  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/08/us-france-hostages-aqim-idUSBRE8870DU20120908  

Nigeria  http://allafrica.com/stories/201212240601.html

Rwanda  http://www.newtimes.co.rw/news/index.php?i=14616&a=40882  

Sao Tome and Principe  http://flatrock.org.nz/topics/money_politics_law/us_strategic_interests_rise.htm

Senegal http://maddyandpaulinsenegal.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/al-qaeda-are-in-my-backyard/  

Seychelles  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/12/opinion/12iht-ederofeyev12.html?_r=0

Sierra Leone  http://www.cocorioko.net/?p=27026

Somalia  http://www.africareview.com/News/Al-Qaeda-boss-Zawahiri-urges-support-for-Somalia-rebels/-/979180/1613842/-/135qvb7/-/index.html

South Africa  http://almanac.afpc.org/South-Africa

South Sudan  http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/03/us-security-risk-survey-idUSTRE7723X720110803

Sudan  http://www.joinafrica.com/articles/a41.htm

Swaziland  http://antimoneylaundering.us/news_det.php?id=1866&area=News&gratis=Si

Tanzania  http://www.ssrnetwork.net/document_library/detail/4393/al-qaida-recruitment-trends-in-kenya-and-tanzania

Togo  http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2012/09/west_african_jihadists_flock_t.php

Tunisia  http://allafrica.com/stories/201212260671.html

Uganda  http://www.gomafocus.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=147:intelligence-note-eastern-drc-somalia-new-terrorism-linkages&catid=55:guerre-et-conflit&Itemid=63

Zambia  http://www.muslimpopulation.com/africa/Zambia/inslam%20In%20Zambia.php

Zimbabwe  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=344

Ken Dunwoody


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For Immediate Release

September 16, 2011

Congressman Yoder Introduces Two Bills Aimed at Reducing Job-Killing Washington Regulations on American Job Creators 

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Yoder introduced two pieces of legislation to tackle the job-killing regulations coming out of Washington. First, a resolution which would postpone implementation of all major rules and regulation that restrict economic growth for one year. Secondly, the Unfunded Mandates Act of 2011, which would require federal regulators to analyze the impact of regulations on jobs and the economy and determine the least costly and least burdensome regulatory approach to effectuate the goals of Congress.

“Every time I speak to business owners I hear the same thing over and over-the burdensome rules, regulations and mandates coming out of Washington are smothering their efforts to grow their businesses,” said Congressman Yoder. “American job creators are asking Washington to stop damaging the economy with job-killing regulation. Small businesses don’t thrive when they are hit with stifling burdens from the federal government.

That is why I introduced these two bills- one which would pause all new regulations for a year so businesses would know the rules they are to live under, and another to require federal regulators to analyze the impact of their new rules on jobs and determine the least costly alternative for each new business mandate. At a time when more than 14 million workers are unemployed, we must do everything possible to remove barriers to job growth and investment in our economy. It is time to come together and agree that regulations don’t create jobs and pass commonsense legislation to get America working again.”

Congressman Yoder represents Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.


Alissa McCurley

Rep. Kevin Yoder KS-3

Cannon House Office Building 214

Office: (202) 225-2865

Cell: (202) 570-0193 


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GOP anti-appropriators break up the spending party

By: Timothy P. Carney 04/03/11 8:05 PM
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Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), pictured on Capitol Hill November 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. Flake of Arizona leads the small group of conservative dissidents on the House Appropriations Committee.

The third party on Capitol Hill, Washington’s gray-haired conservatives used to grumble, was the “Appropriators Party” — an autonomous, bipartisan bloc of obdurate spenders and shameless porkers who marched in lockstep with their committee leaders and were rewarded with the choicest earmarks.

But a rump of conservative Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee has quietly rebelled this year against the committee leaders by repeatedly doing what was once unthinkable for an appropriator: voting on the House floor against the chairman on appropriations amendments, and even appropriations bills.

Even more unfathomable, a handful of Republican appropriators have voted against spending bills.

“I didn’t sign a contract with the Appropriations Committee,” rookie appropriator Republican Tom Graves of Georgia told me, “promising to approve everything that comes out of the committee and oppose everything that would change that.” Graves was explicitly flouting what used to be an iron law for his committee: Appropriators stand united on the floor.

Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona leads the small group of conservative dissidents on the Appropriations Committee. Getting Flake onto the committee had been a cause celebre for movement conservatives for years, and when House Speaker John Boehner agreed, it was an early sign that the Tea Party was exerting some real influence on the House GOP leadership.

During the February debate over H.R. 1, the omnibus spending bill for the current fiscal year, Flake voted for 14 different floor amendments opposed by Chairman Hal Rogers (Ky.) as well as former chairman Bill Young (Fla.), who is the most senior Republican on the committee. This didn’t happen before the Tea Parties.

In 2006 and 2007, when Flake offered a series of floor amendments to trim pork-barrel items (like upgrades of city-owned swimming pools), Republican appropriators opposed Flake en bloc.

Today, not only are chairman-opposed amendments an open question, but even entire appropriations bills are fair game for committee Republicans — Flake was one of three GOPers to vote no on H.R. 1 on the floor.

This used to be excommunicable. In 1995, freshman Mark Neumann voted against the defense appropriations bill (in protest over President Clinton’s unauthorized intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina). For this insubordination, Appropriations Chairman Bob Livingston kicked Neumann off the committee.

Where Neumann stood alone, Flake has a posse of anti-appropriators. Wyoming Rep. Cynthia Lummis, in her second term, is the league leader in bucking the committee leadership — she voted against Rogers and Young 16 times during the H.R. 1 floor debate, and with Flake she opposed the entire bill in committee.

Rehberg, Graves, and Kevin Yoder of Kansas also reached double digits on voting against Rogers and Young.

Graves is a true Tea Partier, elected in a special election in 2010 with the backing of Tea Party groups. He advocates statutory budget caps tied to gross domestic product as a way to “handcuff” congressional spending.

Yoder, a freshman, was an appropriator in the Kansas Legislature, and a card-carrying member of the moderate wing of the state’s very divided GOP. But in 2010, Yoder ran for Congress as a conservative, and now as a Washington appropriator, he’s voting like a conservative.

The fifth anti-appropriator is even more clearly a convert. Denny Rehberg, of Montana, has sat on the committee since 2004, but only this year he started voting a bit like Flake. Rehberg had opposed all of Flake’s anti-pork amendments in 2006 and 2007, but on H.R. 1 this year, Rehberg bucked Rogers and Young on 11 amendments.

Perhaps explaining the change of heart, Rehberg is running for Senate, and some fiscal conservatives, displeased with Rehberg’s record over the past decade, are looking to give him a Tea Party-like challenge.

What has weakened the Appropriations Party? What’s the difference between today and 1995, when Livingston kept the upstart conservatives in check?

The first difference is the more explicit tension between the party’s leadership and its younger dissidents: Speaker Boehner is constantly wary of alienating the Tea Partiers and other conservatives. Expelling Flake, Lummis or Graves from the committee would spark a revolt.

Second is power in numbers. “They do caucus,” one GOP aide said of the anti-appropriators.

A third difference: the earmark ban. Short of kicking members off the committee, the chairman used to use earmarks — the promise of more pork or the threat to strip existing pork — to enforce loyalty from other appropriators. That’s why Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., calls earmarks “the gateway drug to a spending addiction,” and it’s why banning them could save taxpayers much more than a more simplistic accounting would suggest.

Even after the current budget skirmishes end, spending will be a contentious battleground. And in that fight, the anti-appropriators could be the taxpayers’ best friends.

Timothy P. Carney, The Examiner’s senior political columnist, can be contacted at tcarney@washingtonexaminer.com. His column appears Monday and Thursday, and his stories and blog posts appear on ExaminerPolitics.com.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/2011/04/gop-anti-appropriators-break-spending-party#ixzz1Iarhdhvy

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