Alleged ISIS Operative Sought to Smuggle Assassins Through Border for Hit on George W. Bush: Court Docs

An Iraqi national present in the United States as an asylum seeker planned to assassinate former President George W. Bush, according to court documents unsealed in the Southern District of Ohio this week.

Court documents obtained by Forbes revealed a plot organized over WhatsApp, in which an alleged member of an ISIS unit called “Al-Raed” outlined an international operation to kill Bush.

The alleged plotter corresponded with a team of Iraqis — one of whom he identified as the “secretary of an ISIS financial minister” — on how to acquire guns and vehicles for a sophisticated assassination attempt on Bush inside his own home.

The court documents, cited by Forbes, pertain to a search warrant, rather than a criminal complaint.

The FBI confirmed that Shibah Ahmed Shihab had been arrested after the release of the documents.

The warrant was filed on March 23 and unsealed in the Southern District of Ohio this week.

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Shihab is an Ohio resident that has been in the U.S. since 2020 and had a pending asylum application.

The suspect even went so far as to travel to Dallas, Texas, in order to film the perimeters of Bush’s personal residence and the George W. Bush Institute.

The plot involved the human smuggling of alleged ISIS hitmen into the United States.

The alleged ringleader would have charged four other Iraqi nationals $15,000 to be smuggled into the country, raising troubling new questions about the integrity of the U.S. southern border under President Joe Biden’s watch.

The hitmen would’ve been provided fake personal identification in order to obtain Mexican visitor visas.

According to the search warrant, the alleged plot ringleader claimed to admit to terrorist activities targeting U.S. service members in Iraq from 2003 to 2006.

He cited Bush’s involvement in the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a motive, and he corresponded with individuals who claimed to have held senior positions under Saddam Hussein.

The alleged plotter’s plans were compromised by FBI informants through the WhatsApp chat in which he outlined the assassination, and the ringleader purportedly began using a phone that an informant gave him in October 2021.

The suspect asked an informant how to “obtain replica or fraudulent police and/or FBI identifications and badges” for the assassination.

A spokesman for former President Bush responded to the report.

“President Bush has all the confidence in the world in the United States Secret Service and our law enforcement and intelligence communities,” said Freddy Ford, Bush’s chief of staff.

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MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC Ignore Bombshell Testimony That Clinton Green-Lit 2016 Trump-Russia Allegations

Multiple major news outlets that heavily covered the allegations that the Trump Organization had back-channel ties with a Russian bank during the 2016 race have ignored testimony in the news programs from Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign manager that she approved of a scheme to promote the unsubstantiated claim to the media.

These outlets that have not covered Clinton’s alleged role include MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News.

On Friday, former campaign manager Robby Mook testified at the Michael Sussmann trial that Clinton “agreed” with a plan to disseminate to the media that the Trump Organization had covert ties to a Russian bank.

Sussmann was employed with the D.C. law firm Perkins Coie during the 2016 presidential race and had the Clinton campaign as a client.

Special Counsel John Durham’s prosecutors have accused him of failing to reveal to the FBI he was working for the campaign when he passed on information in September 2016 supposedly tying the Trump Organization to the Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank.

Presenting the allegations to the FBI would allow the campaign to relay to the media that the matter was currently being investigated.

Clinton herself promoted the idea that the Trump Organization had illicit ties to Russia in an Oct. 31, 2016, tweet, just days before the election.

“Computer scientists have apparently uncovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russian-based bank,” she wrote.

Fox News reported that former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified Thursday that the bureau investigated the data Sussmann provided and found after looking into the matter for several weeks in the fall of 2016 that “there was nothing there.”

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team would also later determine the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

Despite Mook’s bombshell testimony linking Clinton herself to the promotion of the false Trump-Russia collusion narrative, which overshadowed the first two years of the 45th president’s time in office, many major news outlets did not cover the subject on their new programs, according to Fox News.

“MSNBC, ABC News, NBC News and CBS News didn’t report the news on air through Sunday night, according to a search of transcripts. None of the networks have mentioned the names ‘Mook’ or ‘Sussmann’ since the testimony,” Fox said.

NewsBusters also reported ABC, CBS and NBC completely ignored Mook’s testimony concerning Clinton.

CBS News did cover the story online.

The Western Journal could not locate any coverage of the matter through an online search of “Mook” or “Sussmann” from MSNBC, ABC News or NBC News.

DePauw University communications professor Jeffrey McCall told Fox that this is “a classic case of journalism of omission.”

“This is an intentional ignoring of a legitimate news matter in order to support the ideological drift of the editors and producers,” McCall said.

“The establishment media are generally unwilling to report on the Durham probe and current legal developments because to do so would necessarily acknowledge the journalistic malpractice committed for two years while pushing the misguided Russia collusion narrative,” he added.

Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted, “The Clinton campaign fabricated a completely false story about Trump having a secret server with a Russian bank.”

“When major news outlets spread outright lies – not just one day, but repeatedly affirming them,” he added, “they just stay silent and pretend it never happened when the proof emerges they lied.”

Billionaire Elon Musk also chimed in on the topic.

He tweeted, “Bet most people still don’t know that a Clinton campaign lawyer, using campaign funds, created an elaborate hoax about Trump and Russia.”

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WEF Globalists Debut Their Perfect Future: Carbon Footprint Tracker, ‘Recalibration’ of Free Speech

Global oligarchs and CEOs arrived for the 2022 conference of the World Economic Forum over the weekend, held in person for the first time in three years.

The annual conference, held in the Swiss luxury ski resort of Davos, has long been criticized as the embodiment of elitism in western politics.

Dozens of mega-wealthy oligarchs fly their private jets to the conference, only to plan measures to limit the carbon footprint of the average citizen the next day.

The globalist conference has long served as a venue for the wealthiest and most powerful people to plan measures to degrade the quality of life of average citizens — usually citing environmental concerns as a cover.

J. Michael Evans, the Canadian CEO of Chinese Communist-owned Alibaba, bragged about the development of an “individual carbon footprint tracker” that would allow an unprecedented level of surveillance on “consumers.”

Evans’ proposal was met with criticism from the public online.

In a display of monumental hypocrisy, Evans is the owner of a 12,000-square-foot oceanside mansion in the luxury enclave of the Hamptons.

Such a property is likely to render Evans among the most significant individual polluters in the world, but there’s no indication he plans to surrender it at this time.

However, if other WEF globalist oligarchs get their way, Evans won’t have to worry about his individual carbon footprint technology being criticized on the internet.

Australian “eSafety” commissioner Julie Inman Grant called for the “recalibration” of free speech on the internet at a Monday WEF panel.

Citing “increasing polarization,” the government official made an appeal for more censorship that was all but blatantly obvious.

Some might’ve expected the elite globalists who attend the Davos conference to have engaged in some self-reflection during the two years the event was canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Instead, they’ve doubled down on the conference’s signature elitist extremism.

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‘Like a Creepy Neighbor’: Insider Blows Whistle on State Farm Indoctrinating 5-Year-Olds with Trans Ideology

Maybe some corporations are getting the message: The American people don’t want them playing politics — particularly when it comes to children and sex.

The insurance giant State Farm — the company whose jingle has embedded “like a good neighbor” in the minds of generations of Americans — found out this week that pandering to progressives can blow up in a major way after word spread that it was supporting a program to distribute material about sexual identity to kids as young as kindergarten age.

There are some things “good neighbors” don’t do — and talking sex to other people’s kids is one of them.

In a sane world, that would go without saying. But in the United States of 2022, it took a State Farm insider to blow the whistle on the company’s program to recruit agents to “help diversify classroom, community center and library bookshelves with a collection of books to help bring clarity and understanding to the national conversation about ‘Being Transgender,’ ‘Inclusive’ and ‘Non-Binary,’” as a leaked email from a State Farm “corporate responsibility analyst” put it, according to Fox News.

The memo was addressed to agents in Florida, the report said.

“Being Transgender,” “Being Inclusive” and “Being Non-Binary” are the titles of three books in a bundle put out by a group called GenderCool apparently aimed at spreading the joys of gender dysmorphia to kids ages 5 and up.

And doing it in the nation’s classrooms, community centers and libraries.

The conservative group Consumers’ Research, unafraid of corporate Goliaths, drew attention to the State Farm-funded program with a short video released on Monday that reframed the company’s “like a good neighbor” motto in scathing terms.

“State Farm tells us they’re a good neighbor,” the narrator begins. “But would a good neighbor target 5-year-olds for conversations about sexual identity? That’s what State Farm is doing.”

The video is titled “Like a Creepy Neighbor.”

That had to have State Farm squirming.

And another one explained it further:

And yet another drove the message home:

Language such as “Being Transgender” and “Being Non-Binary” is the kind of talk that makes liberals swoon. But, as it turns out, it’s not the kind State Farm was willing to defend publicly.

After the Consumers’ Research video appeared and generated news coverage, the company started backpedaling.

The stalwart Twitter account Libs of TikTok published a post containing a leaked company email Monday night.

The contents made it crystal clear that it was the media attention that drove the company’s decision.

“State Farm’s support of a philanthropic program, GenderCool, has been the subject of news and customer inquiries,” the memo stated. “This program that included books about gender identity was intended to promote inclusivity.

“Conversations about gender and identity should happen at home with parents. We don’t support required curriculum in schools on this topic. We support organizations providing resources for parents to have these conversations.

“We will no longer support that program.”

Something clearly changed the minds of State Farm honchos, who understood a PR nightmare when they saw one coming.

Of course, it was almost certainly no accident that the program was originally aimed at Florida — though, as National Review noted, the use of the words “national conversation” in the memo implied a broader application might be in the works.

The Sunshine State became ground zero for the latest national conflict over teaching sexual identity to children when it passed the Parental Rights in Education law, signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

And DeSantis’ willingness to take on the corporate giants at Walt Disney World sent a message to the rest of corporate America that caving to the bullies of the progressive left was not always the safest route to take.

It appears as though State Farm got the message loud and clear.

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Let’s hope others — such as the cowards at Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Ford and GM — start to figure it out, too. Virtue signaling might sound like a good idea, a cheap way to score points with the activist public, but if it goes too far it’s going to backfire.

With major corporations that have a duty to make a profit, it’s not about principle, it’s about politics.

And Americans don’t need them playing politics anymore. They never did.

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Breaking: Indiana’s GOP Lawmakers Strike Down Veto, Hand Withering Defeat to Trans Movement

The Republican-controlled Indiana legislature voted to overturn Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto and enact a bill barring boys from participating in girls’ sports.

According to ABC News, the legislature initially passed the bill in March, which stated boys could not compete in girls’ sports in the state’s K-12 schools regardless of what gender the boys may identify themselves as.

Although Holcomb is a Republican himself, he disagreed with the bill, which was overwhelmingly supported by Republicans in both chambers of the state legislature.

Holcomb said he agreed with an assessment from the Indiana High School Athletic Association that the bill “does not address inconsistencies about enforcement across different counties and school districts and will cause confusion and litigation against schools,” ABC News reported.

In his veto letter in March, Holcomb said the bill would likely fall victim to lawsuits — just as similar legislation in other states had.

“Any bill brought forward should address the issues raised in these lawsuits,” Holcomb wrote.

However, most state Republicans felt the bill fairly addressed the issue of protecting girls’ and women’s sports in the state.

In Indiana, the state House and Senate require only a simple majority to override a governor’s veto. Seventy-one of the 100 House members are Republican, as are 39 of the 50 Senate members, ABC News reported.

Prior to the vote on overriding the veto, state Rep. Michelle Davis, a former college athlete, spoke about the bill’s importance.

“Your vote will send a clear message that Indiana will protect the integrity of female sports,” Davis said, according to The New York Times.

The House voted 67-28 to override the veto, with the Senate voting 32-15. This means the law will be implemented starting on July 1, ABC News reported.

Democrats have characterized the new law as an attack on transgender children.

“By passing this bill, Indiana legislators have exposed trans kids to additional exclusion and mistreatment,” ACLU of Indiana public policy director Katie Blair said.

“This legislation is hateful, harmful and appears to violate federal law and the Constitution.”

Meanwhile, Davis said the bill is actually aimed at protecting girls who wish to compete in sports against other girls who do not have an inherent biological advantage over them.

“I want to make sure that all the opportunities are provided for our young females and we protect the fair competition for them, so they have all those possibilities,” Davis said at a January hearing, according to ABC News.

According to a June 2018 article from the Houston Chronicle, men have multiple biological advantages over women when competing in sports.

Men have bigger bones, which allows them to create more leverage and support more muscle. They also have a higher ratio of muscle mass to body weight, meaning they can reach peak speeds that are much higher.

While surgery and/or hormone therapy may be able to reduce some of these advantages, there is no research suggesting these processes can completely eliminate the inherent athletic advantages men have over females.

With the passage of the law, Indiana became the 17th state to enact some sort of restrictions on boys competing in girls’ sports, the Times reported. Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Utah have all implemented such restrictions since the beginning of 2022.

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Game Warden and K9 Save 11-Year-Old Girl and 77-Year-Old Woman Over the Weekend

While many people were using the weekend to catch up on yard work, hang out with friends or work on personal projects, Jake Voter and a dog named Koda were out saving lives.

They got started on Friday after reports of a missing 11-year-old girl came in. The girl went missing from her home in St. Albans, Maine, at around 9 a.m.

By 10:15, authorities had been contacted, and responding agencies included the Somerset County deputies, Maine State Police, the Maine Forest Service, St. Albans Fire Department and the Maine Warden Service according to WCSH.

Jake Voter, a Maine Game Warden, and K9 Koda made short work of the search. Within 45 minutes Koda had tracked the girl’s scent and found her in a boggy area behind the family home.

Voter then gave the girl a piggyback ride back to the house, according to KESQ-TV.

While the girl was cold, she was unharmed, thanks to the quick and skilled response of the search team.

Saving one person would be a lifetime achievement for most, but Voter and Koda, who are in the business of saving lives, were back out on the job Sunday night in Bremen, Maine.

Mary Forde, 77, had last been seen Friday night. On Sunday, her neighbors visited to check on her and found a concerning scene: Forde’s purse and phone were inside, but the back door was open and the house was empty.

According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (MDIFW), a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy and his K9 attempted to locate Forde but were unsuccessful.

“Warden Voter and Koda began searching the thick woods behind the house shortly after, and after following an old trail, Koda was able to pick up a scent that led them to Forde, over 600 yards from her house, at approximately 12:40 a.m. this morning,” the MDIFW wrote in a news release.

“Forde was alert but severely dehydrated when she was found by Voter and Koda.

“Forde told Voter that she had fallen, and was too weak to get up, and that she had spent two nights in the woods.

“Forde was examined on site by an EMT, then transported by Bremen Fire and Rescue on an ATV to a waiting ambulance, then transported to Lincoln Health Hospital in Damariscotta.”

Forde’s current condition is unknown, but it’s thanks to Voter and Koda that both she and the girl were found alive and able to get the care they needed.

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