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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Barisan won’t profit from suppressing rakyat, says ex-Umno leader

Former Temerloh MP and Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah says Malaysians now want to have a say in the nation's decision-making and that it is pointless to try to silence them. – The Malaysian Insider pic, October 1, 2014.Former Temerloh MP and Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah says Malaysians now want to have a say in the nation's decision-making and that it is pointless to try to silence them. – The Malaysian Insider pic, October 1, 2014.Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) should realise that the political landscape has changed and no amount of suppression will make the rakyat vote for them, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
The Global Movement of Moderates chief executive said silencing dissent would only make people dissatisfied to the extent that they might support the opposition instead.
Saifuddin, who was once a deputy higher education minister, told The Malaysian Insider that Umno and BN should understand the changing times and what citizens really wanted.

"The rakyat want their role to be recognised, they want their voices and opinions to be heard, they want to have a say in the nation's decision-making," said the former Temerloh MP and Umno Supreme Council member.
This meeting, allegedly held on August 14, was cited by PKR central committee member Latheefa Koya in a press statement yesterday, in which she accused Umno of instructing the police and the public prosecutor's office to act against dissenters.
She said Putrajaya's spate of arrests and prosecutions using the Sedition Act against
opposition politicians began soon after this meeting.
"During my time as an Umno Supreme Council member and as a deputy division chief, we never had any such meetings," Saifuddin said.
"We had occasional meetings with party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but it was to discuss developments or to seek allocations to build schools and bridges.
"I had never experienced a meeting with senior civil service leaders, such as the IGP or A-G and to issue instructions to them.”
However, Saifuddin said, if it was true that such a meeting had taken place, then it was truly "a time to be sad" as the political landscape had changed a lot.
"No amount of suppression will make the rakyat vote for Umno or BN," Saifuddin said, referring to the current sedition blitz Putrajaya has embarked on.
"Putrajaya needs to differentiate between criticism and incitement. They should celebrate as there is currently a contestation of ideas."
Saifuddin said the results of the 12th and 13th general elections showed that more and more voters were casting their votes based on new expectations.
"Voters are looking for democratic hopes, freedom and fairness. They want rule of law, prudent spending and a fight against corruption.
"If this is considered bad or negative by Putrajaya, then what exactly is the way forward for Malaysia?"
He said differences of opinion were something that should be celebrated, saying it was better for individuals to speak up instead of going underground.
Saifuddin also expressed hope that constitutional expert Dr Abdul Aziz Bari would not be charged with sedition despite police opening investigation papers.
"There are not many constitutional lawyers in Malaysia to begin with, a mere handful of them. If Aziz is charged with sedition, then who won’t be charged?"
Aziz is to be questioned by the police today over reports published in The Malaysian Insider in which he commented on the powers of the royalty and their role in politics.
Saifuddin said both Aziz and University Malaya legal professor Dr Azmi Sharom, who has been charged with sedition, had both given their legal opinions about the Selangor menteri besar saga.
"I do not see any issue with either of their statements. They were merely giving their legal opinion on a subject of public interest."
Highlighting the selective use of the Sedition Act, Saifuddin said police should recall the early 1990s when former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad amended the constitution to curb the powers of the royalty.
In 1993, the Federal Constitution was amended so that the Malay rulers could face charges in a Special Court for crime.
When the Malay rulers requested the move to be withheld in order to have more time to review it, Umno waged a massive media war against them.
"Some of the statements issued by Umno leaders during the roadshows conducted in 1993 were fiery to say the least. So is that not seditious?"
- TMI

PAS urges 'undemocratic' Guan Eng to reinstate Iszuree

PAS urges 'undemocratic' Guan Eng to reinstate Iszuree
The PAS national land bureau today urged the Penang state government to reverse its decision to sack Iszuree Ibrahim, saying his criticism on local land development issues last week was because there was no response to his letters and memorandum over the past year.
Bureau chairman Mazlan Aliman urged chief minister Lim Guan Eng to reverse the decision to sack Iszuree, a councillor with the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), as he had been constructive in raising the problem at the PAS assembly on September 19.
“I say this because we undertook every effort to have discussions with the state government, even when it was led by (former chief minister) Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, but there was no response,” he said at a press conference in Penang this evening .
He said the bureau had sent a letter to Lim in July last year, requesting a meeting to discuss land ownership and heritage protection problems in Penang, but received no response.
“Till today we have not been able to see him to convey the anguish and complaints on these issues,” he said, adding that the party had also sent a report to the state on helping Kampung Mutiara in Batu Ferringhi which was threatened with eviction.
The bureau had also met deputy chief minister (I) Datuk Rashid Hasnon and his predecessor Datuk Mansor Othman during his tenure before May 2013, as well as executive councillor Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, he added.
He said Iszuree had then expressed the views, shared by the national bureau and Penang PAS, at the party’s national assembly, just as DAP and PKR members would express their views on issues at their respective gatherings.
“Our objective is to help strengthen the state government from the legacy of the BN, and heighten the integrity and authority of the state,” he said.
“I hope Lim can scrutinise and consider what we have raised. We are not trying to find fault,” he added.
Iszuree, who is the PAS whip in the council, was ejected from all committees he was in through a decision of the state executive council on September 25.
Mazlan said PAS has only two members among the 24 councillors in the MPPP.
“Iszuree is one Penang PAS’s most committed and vocal members, seeking justice for all,” he added.
He said the eviction problem is serious as about 20 villages have been affected, with the latest being the 150-year-old Kampung Siam in Pulau Tikus.
He also called for a discussion with the state government for a mechanism to be conceived to help and protect villagers who are threatened.
He added that PAS is hosting a roundtable on issues affecting the Malay community on November 2 with the hope of coming up with a resolution for a land policy, especially for Malay settlements.
PAS has also decided to raise a motion in Parliament on Malay reserve lands and rehabilitation of traditional Malay kampungs, he added.
Iszuree said he had been constructive in his speech, but has now been muted in expressing his concerns as councillor by the sacking.
“This is not good for a democratic government,” he said.
“I was disappointed they did not even call me for an explanation before removing me. That is not proper.”
He added that he had sent the text of his speech to Lim, Rashid and the councillors to clarify that he had not disparaged the state as had been reported.
PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu, who is the party’s Penang commissioner, is scheduled to meet Lim on the matter on Thursday. –TMI

SHAKE UP NAJIB, START A PETITION - DON'T JUST TALK! BN won’t profit from suppressing people - Umno's Saifuddin

SHAKE UP NAJIB, START A PETITION - DON'T JUST TALK! BN won’t profit from suppressing people - Umno's Saifuddin
Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) should realise that the political landscape has changed and no amount of suppression will make the rakyat vote for them, says Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
The Global Movement of Moderates chief executive said silencing dissent would only make people dissatisfied to the extent that they might support the opposition instead.
Saifuddin, who was once a deputy higher education minister, told The Malaysian Insider that Umno and BN should understand the changing times and what citizens really wanted.
"The rakyat want their role to be recognised, they want their voices and opinions to be heard, they want to have a say in the nation's decision-making," said the former Temerloh MP and Umno Supreme Council member.
Saifuddin was commenting on an opposition exposure that 60 Umno division leaders had urged the Attorney-General and the inspector-general of police to crack down on government critics.
This meeting, allegedly held on August 14, was cited by PKR central committee member Latheefa Koya in a press statement yesterday, in which she accused Umno of instructing the police and the public prosecutor's office to act against dissenters.
She said Putrajaya's spate of arrests and prosecutions using the Sedition Act against
opposition politicians began soon after this meeting.
"During my time as an Umno Supreme Council member and as a deputy division chief, we never had any such meetings," Saifuddin said.
"We had occasional meetings with party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak, but it was to discuss developments or to seek allocations to build schools and bridges.
"I had never experienced a meeting with senior civil service leaders, such as the IGP or A-G and to issue instructions to them.”
However, Saifuddin said, if it was true that such a meeting had taken place, then it was truly "a time to be sad" as the political landscape had changed a lot.
"No amount of suppression will make the rakyat vote for Umno or BN," Saifuddin said, referring to the current sedition blitz Putrajaya has embarked on.
"Putrajaya needs to differentiate between criticism and incitement. They should celebrate as there is currently a contestation of ideas."
Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
Saifuddin said the results of the 12th and 13th general elections showed that more and more voters were casting their votes based on new expectations.
"Voters are looking for democratic hopes, freedom and fairness. They want rule of law, prudent spending and a fight against corruption.
"If this is considered bad or negative by Putrajaya, then what exactly is the way forward for Malaysia?"
He said differences of opinion were something that should be celebrated, saying it was better for individuals to speak up instead of going underground.
Saifuddin also expressed hope that constitutional expert Dr Abdul Aziz Bari would not be charged with sedition despite police opening investigation papers.
"There are not many constitutional lawyers in Malaysia to begin with, a mere handful of them. If Aziz is charged with sedition, then who won’t be charged?"
Aziz is to be questioned by the police today over reports published in The Malaysian Insider in which he commented on the powers of the royalty and their role in politics.
Saifuddin said both Aziz and University Malaya legal professor Dr Azmi Sharom, who has been charged with sedition, had both given their legal opinions about the Selangor menteri besar saga.
"I do not see any issue with either of their statements. They were merely giving their legal opinion on a subject of public interest."
Highlighting the selective use of the Sedition Act, Saifuddin said police should recall the early 1990s when former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad amended the constitution to curb the powers of the royalty.
In 1993, the Federal Constitution was amended so that the Malay rulers could face charges in a Special Court for crime.
When the Malay rulers requested the move to be withheld in order to have more time to review it, Umno waged a massive media war against them.
"Some of the statements issued by Umno leaders during the roadshows conducted in 1993 were fiery to say the least. So is that not seditious?" –TMI

NO FUNDS EVEN FOR ROADS: Yet enough to splash on glitzy overseas trips for PM & wife?

NO FUNDS EVEN FOR ROADS: Yet enough to splash on glitzy overseas trips for PM & wife?
The tweets between Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Housing, Local Government and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Abdul Dahalan Rahman are interesting.
Why does it have to take villagers from six villages in Sabah to raise funds for the construction of a road connecting their villages to Pitas town, before these two ministers start looking into the plight of the villagers when construction was halted in 2000?
This is not the only case where projects are stalled for whatever reasons.
In fact, there are cases where even though a project costs only RM6 million, there are no funds to carry out the project.
When I visited the Sg Palas Boh Tea plantation in 2009, I was shocked to see the condition of the road and the number of tourists (both local and foreign) using the road to reach the tea plantation.
Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein
Cars from both directions were caught in a traffic jam, and my car could have easily plunged into the ravine if I had been a novice driver. A national tragedy is waiting to happen.
After highlighting this to former tourism minister, Tan Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen, who was also the Raub MP, there was no response.
Further, I also highlighted to the Cameron Highlands MP. Again, there was no response.
I also checked with the Public Works Department in Cameron Highlands and its state office in Kuantan, and both told me that there was no budget to expand the road.
Datuk Abdul Dahalan Rahman
I was told expanding the road would cost RM6 million and it would be included only during the budget rollout in early 2015.
With 2015 just two months to go, I wonder if this “promise” made 1½ years ago would be fulfilled. Or does it have to take a major accident to happen before the government looks into the complaints? –TMI

Rukun Melayu 4 Perkara



Bila ahli parlimen Alor Star mencadangkan kepada YAB Azmin Ali, MB Selangor supaya mengemaskan prosidur konsititutional dalam melantik MB, dia telah diserang dengan hebat oleh beberapa individu dan golongan.  MP ini seorang peguam. Dia beri cadangan pada prosidur. Dia tahu hak Raja ialah hak melantik bukan hak memilih.

Memilih dan mencadang ialah hak parti yang mempunyai suara terbanyak dalam dewan. Syarat nya ialah si fulan atau si fulanah mendapat keyakinan majoriti ahli dewan. Bukan syarat nya kepetahan berhujjah dalam dewan, atau menangkis hujjah lawan.

Tun Razak bukan seorang pembahas dalam parlimen, tapi dia seorang perancang yang baik. Hussein Onn lagilah tak pandai bercakapnya tapi dia disokong majority ahli dewan.Inilah kelayakan nya. Kalau orang bertaraf tok guru pun tak faham, tidak boleh den menolong nya.

Bukan digri. Bukan tahap persekolahan. MB2 UMNO dahulu ada tok penghulu, ada pemain band sahaja. Tapi mereka mendapat keyakinan majoriti ahli dewan. Melantik yakni mengesahkan pemilhan dan cadangan yang dikemukakan oleh pijak yang mewakili suara majority dengan acara dan upacara seperti nya ialah hak raja. Demikian juga adalah hak raja menentukan orang yang dicadangkan ialah seorang Melayu dan beragama Islam.

Agak nya, ini yang di suarakan oleh MP Alor Star itu yakni hak mencadang, memilih dan mempersembahkan calun ialah hak rakyat- hak untuk melantik yakni mengesahkan candangan tersebut dengan upacara sepertinya ialah hak raja.

Tapi MP tersebut , seorang peguam dan kebetulan seorang bangsa Cina, dituduh sebagai mencabar instutusi raja2 Melayu dan bangsa Melayu. Maklum sajalah orang Melayu akan mati jika raja Melayu mereka tidak ada.

Demikianlah perasaan kasih nya orang Melayu kepada raja mereka sehingga bercakap mengenai prosidur perlembagaan mengenai perlantikan dan perlucutan jawatan orang lain pun, sang setia Melayu akan mahu mengamuk.

Maka kamu, bangsa bukan Melayu, saya kasi amaran janganlah kamu mempersendakan raja2 Melayu. Sebab sukalah saya istiharkan dalam negara ini, bukan sedikit anak cucu Tun Biajid dan Tun Isap.

Kepada budak2 Melayu yang ingat mereka pandai- Ingatlah- Tun Biajid tidak durhaka walaupun tahu isterinya digodam oleh Sultan Mahmud kerana Sultan Mahmud itu, Tuanlah  kepada siBiajid. Dan ingatlah, kamu budak Melayu yang biadap, bahawa ramai anak cucu Tun isap yang sanggup membunuh kerana moyang kamu mendahului menjamah Tun Dewi. Tidakkah kamu faham bahawa Raja mesti terlebih dahulu menjamah Tun Dewi?

Sungguh biadap kamu sibudak Melayu yang kalau hendak bercakap itu mesti lihat2 dahulu kerana ramai lagi yang pandai diluar sana yang memilih untuk membisu.

Mempertahankan institusi Raja Melayu ialah melindungi satu dari 4 rukun Melayu. Tiidak mempertahankan ini, bererti jatuh aqidah Melayu. Rukun Melayu itu ada 4; mempertahankan hak istimewa orang Melayu; mempertahankan agama Islam orang Melayu; mempertahankan Raja Melayu dan mempertahankan bahasa dan budaya Melayu. Jika anak Melayu tidak ada kepercayaan kepada 4 perkara ini, maka jatuh aqidah Melayu.
Ingat kamu wahai Melayu biadap:-

1.   Rukun Islam- 5 perkara

2.   Rukun Iman- 6 perkara

3.   Rukun Melayu- 4 perkara.

Inilah fatwa yang dikeluarkan oleh imam yang menjaga polis dan keselamatan negara. Kita semua tahu siapa menteri tersebut. Dan nama nya bukan Heinrich Himmler, menteri polis yang mejaga SS dizaman Hitler. Dia bukan anak cucu bangsa Jerman- dia anak cucu Pateh Gajah Mada.

Maka ramailah rupa nya dikalangan anak Melayu yang tidak patriotic kerana tidak mahu terima keberadaan pemerintahan Raja yang mutlak. Saya sendiri pun tidak mahukan pemerintahan Raja mutlak. Saya hanya sokong pemerintahah dan peranan Raja berpelembagaan.

Kita sokong keberadaan Raja kita kerana itu sabahagian dari warisan budaya Melayu. Kita sokong institusi Raja Melayu berpelembagaan yang ada sekarang dan kami istihar akan mempertahankan nya sehingga ke tetesan darah terakhir.

Saya yakin, Raja2 Melayu pun akan menyesuaikan diri mereka mengikut zaman. Bila mereka melakukan ini, maka tentulah mereka didorong oleh pencahayaan kepentingan sendiri(enlightened self-interests).

Kita tidak ada masaalah mengekalkan raja berpelembagaan. Hanya kita mohon ampun beribu ampun, sembah patik semua mohon diampun, kami tidak sanggup menTunBiajidkan diri kami dan tidak sanggup pula mengTunIsapkan diri kami. Ampun Tuanku.

Cempaka biru kembang di taman,
Tersemat di baju gadis rupawan,
Setia Melayu sepanjang zaman,
Demi Tuanku Duli Yang Dipertuan.

Mengangkat buah di tepi pangkalan,
 Bawa berniaga di bulan puasa,
 Semangat Hang Tuah menjadi ikutan,
Setia kepada raja dan negara.
Betul hati kepada raja,
Tanda jadi sebarang kerja.

Tempana Nipis nama asalku
Keris pusaka Ratu Dewangga
Niat derhaka kepada rajaku
Taming menyerah keris pusaka

China Shutting Down Internet In Hong Kong? No Problem – FireChat To The Rescue

Ahead of Hong Kong’s national holiday tomorrow, Wednesday, there’re still thousands of Hong Kongers on the street; camping and sleeping in the middle of the road. Here’s the problem – Hong Kong is ready for democracy but China isn’t. And Beijing’s stone age mentality is such that Hong Kong is another mischievous kid, just like Taiwan, who is throwing tantrums because China wouldn’t give Hong Kong lollipop - democracy.
Hong Kong Demonstrations - Hands Up Dont' Shoot
Hong Kong’s democracy protest is now known as “Umbrella Revolution”, in referring to thousands of umbrella used in respond to the unexpected Hong Kong police’ brutal attack of pepper spraying, before the baton charging and tear gassing the peaceful protesters over the weekend. The demonstrators were also using the same “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture used in Ferguson, Missouri protest last month in United States.

Countdown to 1st October and beyond, basically two things could happen.First, Beijing could decide enough is enough and unleash its powerful militaryto crush the stubborn protesters. People’s Liberation Army (PLA) armoured personnel carriers were seen travelling near the busy Jordan and Yau Ma Tei regions of the city as early as last Friday. The Chinese army and navy have bases in Hong Kong but have generally kept a low profile ever since the former colony was handed over to China in 1997.  
Hong Kong Demonstrations - China Army SpottedHong Kong Demonstrations - China Army Standing Guard 
Second, Beijing could decide to pull the plug and transform Hong Kong back to the dark age, without internet access, let alone Weibo, Whatsapp, SMS or any social media communication platforms. Beijing realises how the powerful Twitter helped supercharged the Arab Spring in 2012 and will not allow the same tool to be used in Hong Kong. But even without internet access via Wifi or 3G, the highly determined Hongkies have found a new weapon.

Enter FireChat, a mobile app that was downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong within 24 hours. FireChat, which works on both Apple iOS and Android devices. It allows you to “Chat” with everyone around you, even when there’s no Internet connection available. And it’s free, of course (*grin*). FireChat has proven to be a useful tool during such critical moment because it works in “Mesh Networks” model.
Hong Kong Demonstrations - FireChat screen
Built by San-Francisco-based company Open Garden, FireChat uses“Bluetooth” to connect one device with another. They only need another person with the same app within a 70-meter (200-feet) radius, and in the process creates a daisy chain connection to link people using it. The only way to break the connection from FireChat users is to turn off Bluetooth on every phone, which we doubt the protesters are willing to do that.

Hence, FireChat was designed and created to work in a very crowded place, such as in a concert where its community exchange messages and pictures, like most chat and social networking apps. You can join different chat groups called “firechats”, or create your own firechats about the topics, people or communities that interest you. The only problem with FireChat is that all messages posted are public.
Hong Kong Demonstrations - FireChat Mesh NetworkHong Kong Demonstrations - group sleeping on street chatting on mobile
While FireChat is working on adding encryption, FireChat could either help or break the protesters community, simply because Beijing could read all their messages and strategize accordingly to frustrate the peaceful protesters. Nevertheless, the promise of chatting without internet access is mouth watering enough to leapfrog FireChat to the No. 1 app in Hong Kong, with about 97,000 local chat rooms on Monday alone.
Hong Kong Demonstrations - FireChat Occupy Central - Cute Kid
Not bad for an app that was used extensively to share pornography (*tongue-in-cheek*). Perhaps the next explosion of FireChat download could come from Malaysia, if Bersih 4.0 is to take place soon. During the Bersih 3.0 in 2012, there was evidence jammers from telecommunication companies were deployed to“interrupt receptions” to the Malaysian peaceful demonstrators. But this time, superhero FireChat will be standing by. -financetwitter

The sedition of Aziz Bari

He is purported to have said, 'Only God, not the Sultan, has absolute powers.'
aziz400The recent Menteri Besar crisis in Selangor has claimed another casualty apart from Khalid Ibrahim, who lost his job as MB.
Constitutional law expert Abdul Aziz Bari is now being investigated under the Sedition Act for his comments and articles regarding the Sultan’s exercise of his sovereign discretion in the appointment of a new MB. In these articles he is purported to have said, “Only God, not the Sultan, has absolute powers.”
The investigation is the police’s response to more than 100 police reports lodged against Aziz.
It was undoubtedly the failure of the Pakatan Rakyat partners to reach a consensus on a common nominee for the MB’s position that prompted a rare intervention from the Sultan and his use of his powers to settle the issue.
Law professor Azmi Sharom is another who has been charged under the Sedition Act for expressing his legal opinion regarding a similar issue. Azmi was charged for his comments on the sedition case against the late Karpal Singh, who had expressed the opinion that the Sultan of Perak’s action in the handing over of the state government from Pakatan Rakyat to the un-elected Barisan Nasional in 2009 could be questioned in a court of law.
The removal of Khalid from the MB’s position and the rancorous disagreement that ensued over who should replace him has brought into public view and discussion the role of a sultan within a constitutional monarchy.
In Malaysia, the monarch or sultan performs the dual main roles as “protector of the faith” and the “guardian (or a living repository) of Malay customs and tradition”.
Perhaps one should view the role of the Sultan of Selangor and the unusual exercise of his discretionary powers in the light of these two functions.
We can only surmise that in the exercise of his roles as “protector of the faith” and “guardian of tradition”, the Sultan would consider if the person he was choosing to be the MB could properly assist him in the discharge of those duties.
In the matter of the appointment of an MB, Section 53.4 of the Selangor State Constitution clearly gives the Sultan power to exercise his discretion. According to this section, “In appointing a Menteri Besar, His Highness may in his discretion dispense with any provision in this Constitution restricting his choice, if in his opinion it is necessary to do so in order to comply with the provisions of this Article.”
In lay terms it would mean that, the Sultan may put aside any of the conditions he finds limiting his choice if he feels those conditions are getting in his way of appointing someone who conforms to the overall requirements of the Article. In this respect, the overall requirement is for the candidate to have the majority support of the assembly. Hypothetically, if in his opinion another candidate may also enjoy such a support of the assembly, then the Sultan need not restrict himself in his choice.
For example, if both parents are equally loved by their children and one has to choose whether it be the mother or father who receives the honour of their love, then the one making the choice can pick either—the father over the mother, or the mother over the father—without breaking faith with the condition that the person will be loved by most of the children.
We will never be privy to what information the Sultan had access to, but we can be certain that he must have considered all the intelligence at his disposal before taking his very unusual course of action, which is his right to do. He did this without breaking faith with the words of the statute.
In the related issue of the sedition investigations and prosecutions, protests against the Sedition Act have certainly gained momentum. And there seems no shortage of people willing to sacrifice themselves on the pyre of reform, illustrating to the silent masses that the discursive space of the rakyat has for far too long been curtailed by fear and intimidation through the political abuse of the act. Its terms, references and definitions are so broad as to allow practically any activity to be deemed seditious with practically no defence against prosecution.
The flux of challenges to the act and the predictable counter response of more crackdowns is reminiscent of the Reformasi movement of 1998, although that movement was centred around a single personality. Reformasi was fueled by the infant Internet media of the time, which was relatively static and not as interactive as the social media of today with its widespread penetration and connectivity through smart phones.
The movement of today seems principled from multiple fronts. These martyrs for the freedom to express ourselves may see no alternative to becoming victims of the very act which they oppose.

Was White House Intruder A Warning To Obama?


Fence-jumper made it farther in White House than Secret Service let on

The man who scaled the White House fence and was able to run through the front doors made it farther into the building than was previously reported, CBS News has learned.

The man, 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez, ran unobstructed for 70 yards across the front lawn of the White House before entering through the North Portico. 

On the way, he brushed by a Secret Service officer with a drawn gun, sources tell CBS News' Bill Plante.

Gonzalez then proceeded to run through the entrance hall to the cross hall of the White House, past the staircase that leads up to the first family's residence. 

He was confronted by a female Secret Service agent, who he overpowered, and made it all the way to the East Room, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News, citing whistleblowers. 

Gonzalez was brought down by a door leading to the Green Room, a parlor adjacent to the East Room, which is used for formal events including bill signings, press conferences, receptions and ceremonies.


Previously, it was reported that Gonzalez only made it through the north doors of the White House - which were apparently unlocked - before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

The major security breach occurred Sept. 19, just minutes after President Obama, his daughters and one of their friends boarded the presidential helicopter for a weekend getaway to Camp David.

Officials originally argued the reason agents didn't shoot the suspect, Omar Gonzalez, as he sprinted across the lawn or release guard dogs to detain him was because he appeared unarmed.

In fact, he was found carrying a two-and-a-half inch folding knife with a serrated blade and his car reportedly contained 800 rounds of ammunition.

On Sunday, the Washington Post reported that it took agents four days to realize a man had fired bullets that struck the White House in 2011


My comments :  This guy Omar Gonzalez had been caught twice before for possession of arms and maps outlining the White House.  He is an Iraq War veteran.

I think he was clearly upset that the US is letting Iraq (and Syria) just crumble and get taken over by whackos like ISIS. So what was the point of occupying Iraq for 10 years?

Not just this guy but plenty of people are not happy with Obama's policies in the Middle East.

This would also include Obama's policies towards Iran, Gaza, Iraq and Syria.