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June 4, 2014

House Report: “Choke Point” Targets Legal Businesses For Asphyxiation

June 4, 2014

On May 29, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.)  released a staff report, The Department of Justice’s “Operation Choke Point”: Illegally Choking Off Legitimate Businesses?


Chinese General Says U.S. Foreign Policy Has ‘Erectile Dysfunction’ Problems

June 4, 2014

He said, “we can see from the situation in Ukraine this kind of ED” –which he explained in Chinese was a military abbreviation for something that may have meant “extended deployment” – “has become the male type of ED problem – erectile dysfunction.”


Russian jet nearly collides with U.S. surveillance aircraft in ‘reckless’ intercept in Asia

June 4, 2014

A Russian Su-27 jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. reconnaissance plane over the Pacific northeast recently in an aerial clash not seen since the Cold War.


Obama’s DOJ Spent Over $330 Million on ‘Drugs and Biologicals’ in Five Years

June 4, 2014

The Department of Justice has spent more than $330 million on “drugs and biologicals” for the federal prison system during the Obama Administration, almost three-and-a-half times as much as the amount spent during the Bush Administration’s entire eight years.


Pentagon Official: Why Obama Made The Taliban Trade

June 4, 2014

Here is the truth: The deal to trade five senior Taliban detainees to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was political. It was publicly justified with lies, it breaks decades of U.S. policy, it breaks American law, it puts Americans at risk, it undermines the government of Afghanistan, and it passes responsibility on to the next administration. But first of all, it was political.


Army to investigate desertion claims against Bergdahl: Gen. Martin Dempsey

June 4, 2014

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday the Army may still pursue an investigation into the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was recently freed after nearly five years of being held captive in Afghanistan.






















OBAMA

Congress ‘Operation Choke Point’ Illegal


Congress has just released a report detailing the actions of the Obama regime’s illegal program Operation Choke Point has been used illegally to stigmatize and close down operations of legal business the highlights of the report include:


Operation Choke Point was created by the Justice Department to “choke out”companies the Administration considers a“ high risk” or otherwise objectionable,despite the fact that they are legal businesses.


Operation Choke Point has forced banks to terminate relationships with a wide variety of entirely lawful and legitimate merchants.


The Department is aware of these impacts, and has dismissed them.


The Department lacks adequate legal authority for the initiative.


Patriots & Tyrants had questioned these practices and drew the comparison to all the other abuses this regime of National Socialists tyrants are persecuting American citizens with, by the following statement found in a previous article on Operation Choke Point:


This is the type of abuse we have seen with the IRS, NSA, DOJ and EPA which are acting well beyond their legal charters grounded in legislation. If this is the case what will be the result, more job losses and a ruined economy being dictated by Washington interfering in areas they are not allowed to question.


Clearly this is a regime that is not interested in the rule of law and the only comparison, we can draw is to the first National Socialists that perverted law to its own twisted ends and led to the deaths of millions. How far are we from this end when the use of unlawful means is practiced against us. This is no longer the opinion of Patriots & Tyrants it is the finding of a Congressional Committee that found:


The Department lacks adequate legal authority for the initiative.


If we are to remain to remain a free and able people we must impeach Eric Holder and Obama for these illegal actions against our own citizens. These action are even more egregious given the depressed economic conditions created by these miscreants that is forcing the nations economy into free-fall, as they actively and purposely destroy our economy. This is economic warfare practiced against the nations people, it is up to us to stop it, congress has taken the first step, the rest is up to us. From Daily Caller.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


 



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The report concludes that the true goal of the operation is to “choke out” certain industries, including legal businesses like sellers of firearms and ammunition, which the current administration considers politically objectionable.

The report follows the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) launch last year of Operation Choke Point, a wide-ranging investigation into banks and payment processors (the middlemen between banks and merchants in financial transactions). DOJ claimed the operation was aimed at combating mass-market consumer fraud by shutting down access to the banking and payment systems that are necessary for fraudulent businesses to operate. The justification was an alleged higher “risk profile” for consumer fraud or potentially illegal activities associated with some merchants or activities identified by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

These “high risk” merchants are typically characterized by high rates of unauthorized transactions, consumer complaints, or evidence of state or federal regulatory or criminal actions against the business customer. However, with no explanation or justification, the FDIC’s list of high-risk merchants and activities also lumped in ammunition and firearm sales (among other legal industries) with potentially exploitative or outright illegal enterprises. No one can reasonably suggest that firearms and ammunition sellers pose the same risks of fraud to banks and consumers as Ponzi schemes, cable-box descramblers, “get rich” products, online gambling, pyramid–type sales, debt consolidation scams, and similar schemes.

As NRA recently reported, evidence has been mounting that banks and financial institutions have been responding to the threat or potential for government investigative action and penalties by refusing to do business with legitimate law-abiding companies in the firearm industry. These decisions, moreover, are apparently being made without regard to the specific company’s credit, criminal or financial history. Rather, they’re predicated on the implicit threat that a bank’s business relationship with a listed “high risk” merchant could be enough to trigger a federal subpoena and resulting investigation and lawsuit.