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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Germans are adjusting to the new normal, and they aren’t taking it lying down.

As SHTF reported, the first reaction of many Europeans to the violent wave of Syrian refugees flooding their countries was to take arms for self-protection, and as a result gun sales soared, and where those weren’t available, sales for things like pepper spray also soared.

Back in September, everything was controversial, with headlines driving discussion about whether or not countries should accept largely-male populations of Muslim ‘refugees.’ Many people did not want them to be accepted, and as a result, many people have been extremely concerned for their safety.

But as the headlines are dying down, that sentiment is proving NOT to be a passing phase.

People are lining up for firearms, self-defense tools and training. And the underlying reason why? A crime wave of rapes, robberies and violent crimes by “black sheep” individuals in these migrant groups.

Via the Gatestone Institute:

Germans, facing an influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, are rushing to arm themselves.

All across Germany, a country with some of the most stringent gun-control laws in Europe, demand is skyrocketing for non-lethal self-defense weapons, including pepper sprays, gas pistols, flare guns, electroshock weapons and animal repellants. Germans are also applying for weapons permits in record numbers.

The scramble to acquire weapons comes amid a migrant-driven surge in violent crimes — including rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults — in cities and towns throughout the country.

[…] The spike in violent crimes committed by migrants has been corroborated by a confidential police report leaked to a German newspaper. The document reveals that a record-breaking 38,000 asylum seekers were accused of committing crimes in the country in 2014. Analysts believe this figure — which works out to more than 100 crimes a day — is only a fragment: many crimes are not reported.

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Since Germany’s migration crisis exploded in August 2015, nationwide sales of pepper spray have jumped by 600%, according to the German newsmagazine, Focus. Supplies of the product are now completely sold out in many parts of the country and additional stocks will not become available until 2016. “Manufacturers and distributors say the huge influx of foreigners in recent weeks has apparently frightened many people,” Focus reports.

The governments of these countries are doing all they can to keep appearances and maintain political correctness. Angela Merkel and other European heads of state have taken strides to strike a neutral, inviting tone, but under the surface, native populations are clearly deeply unsettled by the crime wave that has accompanied a failure to assimilate.

Local police and city officials are giving a different account than national leaders, according to Gatestone, while residents are doing all they can to protect their daughters and wives while out in public.

The Gatestone Institute rounded up reports from local papers across Germany, and the themes are consistent – sales are increasingly sharply because people are in fear. The rates for gun permits, pepper spray and home alarm systems are all skyrocketing:

According to KH Security, a German manufacturer of self-defense products, demand is up by a factor of five, and sales in September 2015 — the month when the implications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy began to dawn on many Germans — were the highest since the company was founded 25 years ago.

[…] citizens in Saxony can regularly be seen queuing up in large numbers waiting for gun shops to open.[…] Andreas Reinhardt, a gun shop owner in the northern German town of Eutin, said he now sells four to five self-defense weapons each day, compared to around two per month before the recent influx of asylum seekers. “The current social upheaval is clearly driving the current rush to self-defense,” he said. “I never thought that fear would spread so quickly,” he added.

[…] In Heilbronn, another city in Baden-Württemberg… one shopkeeper, the demand for pepper spray began surging in August, when many mothers started purchasing the product for their school-aged daughters. “Our clients are extremely afraid,” the shopkeeper said. “We are seeing this everywhere.”

[…]  A woman in Gera who bought pepper spray for her 16-year-old daughter said:

“I think it is fundamentally proper for me to protect my daughter. She is at that age where she is out alone in the evening. If she says she needs this for protection, I think this is not unjustified. Of course, due to the current situation that we now have in Germany. We just do not know who is here. There are quite a lot of people who are not registered.”

The people who come to the store are afraid. They believe that among the refugees there are ‘black sheep.’ Some customers openly admit it.”

The German people are lining up to arm themselves and look after their own self defense. Will it happen in America next?

The United States is heavily armed today, apart from gun free zones and liberal states. But recent moves from the Obama Administration and their allies in the gun control lobby make clear they will stop at nothing to reign in the 2nd Amendment and take away the birthright of every American.

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: Refugee Crime Driving Germans to Buy Guns: “Huge Influx of Foreigners Has Frightened Many People”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

Following the Paris terrorist attack we noted that it was only the beginning and more carnage is coming. While thus far attacks on Western targets have been limited to lone wolves or small groups of individuals using traditional weapons like firearms and improvised explosive devices, a new report from the European Parliament compiled in the aftermath of last month’s attack warns that the next wave could come in the form of highly destructive weapons designed to kill significantly larger amounts of people.

ISIS has recruited experts with chemistry, physics and computer science degrees to wage war with weapons of mass destruction against the West, a shocking European Parliament report has claimed.

The terror organisation, according to the briefing document, ‘may be planning to try to use internationally banned weapons of mass destruction in future attacks’.

the EU report claims that government should ‘consider publicly addressing the possibility of terrorist attack using chemical, biological, radiological or even nuclear materials’.

‘We are dealing with a very serious, well-resourced, determined international terrorist organisation that is now active on the streets of Europe. 

Source: The Daily Mail

It’s not just Europe. Terrorists with ties to the Islamic State, Al Queda and other organizations are now active on the streets of America.

Though President Obama claimed just one day prior to the Paris attack that ISIS had been contained, the head of Europol Rob Wainright says that the region is dealing with a “very serious, well resourced and highly determined international terrorist organization” that is now actively searching for targets and planning to carry out attacks.

Experts at NATO and other international organizations suggest that it may already be too late for locking down Europe’s borders because not only is the threat already there, but the weapons that will be used to carry out future attacks have already been smuggled in:

The shocking study claims that 150 cases of nuclear or radiological trafficking are reported annually.

Worse still: ‘CBRN substances have been carried undetected into the European Union.

‘Interpol’s monthly CBRN intelligence reports show numerous examples of attempts to acquire, smuggle or use CBRN materials.’

And for those who think we’re safe because an ocean separates us from Europe, one security expert warns that the threat of weapons of mass destruction is not just limited to the European Union:

Nomi Bar-Yaacov, Associate Fellow in Chatham House’s International Security Department said: ‘There is a very real risk of ISIS using unconventional weapons in Europe and beyond.’

The report highlights the one threat that the Obama administration continues to ignore. It’s not the guns that are causing mass casualties by ISIS militants or self-radicalized extremists.

It is the Islamic extremist’s mentality to kill as many infidels as possible.

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons are banned across the world, yet Islamic terrorists will stop at nothing to acquire the materials, build the devices and deploy them in population-dense areas.

Though you won’t see it on mainstream media, government officials have already confirmed that nuclear weapons of mass destruction have been found entering the United States through the port of San Diego. And last year armed gunmen stole a nuclear device from a government research facility in Mexico, prompting the Texas Rangers to deploy personnel to help secure the southern border.

In May of this year another security report claimed that the Islamic State intended to carry out a nuclear attack on American soil within twelve months:

Let me throw a hypothetical operation onto the table. The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilayah in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region. 

The weapon is then transported overland until it makes it to Libya, where the muj?hid?n move it south to Nigeria. Drug shipments from Columbia bound for Europe pass through West Africa, so moving other types of contraband from East to West is just as possible.

The nuke and accompanying mujahadin arrive on the shorelines of South America and are transported through the  porous borders of Central America before arriving in Mexico and up to the border with the United States.

From there it’s just a quick hop through a smuggling tunnel and hey presto, they’re mingling with another 12 million “illegal” aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car.

Full Report: Terrorist Nuke Attack May Be Carried Out Inside the United States in Next 12 Months

Last week America saw what just two people with the desire to kill infidels could do – fourteen dead and twenty-one injured. For the Obama administration and those who support open immigration policies for non-documented individuals, it is being explained away as the result of easy access to firearms.

How will they explain the mass casualties caused by a chemical, biological or nuclear weapon?

This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: Report: Weapons Of Mass Destruction Have Been Smuggled Into Europe: “Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear”

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By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream

A soccer game between the national teams of Germany and the Netherlands was canceled due to terror concerns on Tuesday, but this is only just the beginning.  From now on, very few people will be able to attend large gatherings in the western world without thinking about the possibility that they might be shot or blown to bits.  This is how terrorism works – it instills fear in people.  And that is why the recent attacks in Paris were so effective.  By striking random targets such as a rock concert, a precedent has been set that an attack can happen anywhere and at any time.  The target does not have to be politically significant or related to the war on terror in any way.  Just a few of these random attacks would be enough to cause mass paranoia among the hundreds of millions of people that live in Europe and North America, and now that radical Islamists are starting to understand this, all hell is breaking loose.

And of course this is all part of a larger trend.  All over the planet, terror is on the rise.  In fact, according to a stunning new study that was just released the number of people around the world killed by terrorism increased by 80 percent from 2013 to 2014.

Now that Pandora’s box has been opened and crazed lunatics are realizing how effective terror can be in manipulating the emotions of the masses, will we ever be able to get life back to “normal” again?

If you are not familiar with the concept of “Pandora’s box”, the following is how Wikipedia defines it…

Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod‘s Works and Days.[1] The “box” was actually a large jar (πίθος pithos)[2] given to Pandora (Πανδώρα, “all-gifted”, “all-giving”),[3] which contained all the evils of the world. Pandora opened the jar and all the evils flew out, leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again.

Today the phrase “to open Pandora’s box” means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.

As I mentioned above, a major international soccer match that Angela Merkel was scheduled to attend was canceled on Tuesday due to terror concerns.  According to CNN, there was “concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium”…

“Serious plans for explosions” forced the evacuation of a stadium in Hannover, Germany, on Tuesday night before a Netherlands-Germany friendly soccer match, the police chief for Germany’s Lower Saxony region told Germany’s public broadcaster NDR.

Chief Volker Kluwe told NDR that authorities “had concrete intelligence that someone wanted to set off an explosive device inside the stadium.” The tip from federal authorities forced the cancellation of the Netherlands-Germany match about one-and-a-half hours before game time.

Could you imagine what would have happened if there had been a major explosion in a packed stadium like that?

It is only a matter of time before the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball are facing the exact same kinds of threats.

We live at a time when our headlines are being dominated by terror.  Just remember what happened last month.  The downing of the Russian passenger plane in Egypt was a huge international story, and it has now been confirmed that it was a “homemade explosive device” which destroyed it…

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Tuesday that a Russian passenger plane that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai last month killing all 224 aboard was blown up by a homemade explosive device.

Alexander Bortnikov, the FSB’s chief, told Russian state media that “traces of foreign explosives” were found in debris recovered from the crash site.

Thanks to years of very foolish decisions by our government and others, the Middle East has become totally destabilized.  War and civil conflict are the rule rather than the exception, and radical Islam is on the rise.  We were quite naive to think that we could “keep it over there”.  The truth is that what we have experienced so far is just the leading edge of what is coming.

But that doesn’t mean that we should roll out the red carpet for groups like ISIS like Barack Obama apparently wants to do.  His administration wants to aggressively resettle Syrian refugees all over America, and in recent days this has prompted a tremendous backlash from Republican lawmakers

Continue reading at End Of The American Dream: Obama Kissed The Devil, And Now Pandora’s Box Has Been Opened And All Hell Is Breaking Loose

About the author:

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

Read his new book The Beginning of the End

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By Michael Snyder – End Of The American Dream

Have the elite warned us that November 3rd and November 5th will be particularly important dates?  The Economist has very close ties to the Rothschild banking dynasty of Europe, and it has been a well-known mouthpiece for the global elite for decades.  That is why all of the weird imagery that was used on the cover of the January 2015 issue made so many headlines when it first came out.  The elite often like to foreshadow what they intend to do in advance, and many were trying to decipher what many of the cryptic symbols might mean.  For those that have not seen it yet, here is the full cover…

Economist Magazine Cover 2015

For months, much of the speculation focused on other symbols on the cover, but now there is renewed interest in this cover based on the two arrows that are stuck in the ground in the lower right hand corner.  It was an article by James Bailey that brought this to my attention, and I have to say that I am intrigued.  Perhaps these two numbered arrows mean something, and perhaps they do not, but I find it hard to believe that they are there by accident.  Here is a close up of that section of the cover…

11.5 and 11.3

Could “11.5” and “11.3” be references to November 5th and November 3rd?

The official story is that they do not.  The editor of The Economist says that these numbers are related to targets for the Chinese economy.  Here is his explanation

“The arrows are taken from the graphic illustrating the story of China’s economy “The numbers to watch” and are Chinese ‘targets’. As it happens, the numbers on the graphic were adjusted in the fact-checking process after the cover went to press.”

Perhaps he is telling the truth.  Then again, perhaps he is not.  Arrows can be used to “target” something, but they can also be used to attack.  And these arrows are stuck in the ground at an angle, which could be pointing to a “decline” or a “fall” of some sort.

Continue reading at End Of The American Dream: Economist Magazine Cover Foreshadows A False Flag Event That Will Happen In November?

About the author:

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

Read his new book The Beginning of the End

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By Michael Snyder – End of The American Dream

There is very little that the entire world seems to agree upon, but there is one very frightening trend that is now taking hold literally all over the globe. A passionate hatred of Christianity is sweeping across the planet, and very few global leaders have been willing to step forward and speak out against this rising persecution of Christians. In many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia, believers are being relentlessly attacked by extremists, churches are being destroyed, and laws are being passed to try to prevent the spread of the Christian faith. In some areas, the violence has become so extreme that Christians knowingly risk their own lives just to go to church services each week. Would you risk your life to go to church? In North America and Europe, the persecution is often more subtle. Even though violent attacks are still fairly rare, Christian beliefs are being undermined by new laws, comedians and television shows regularly mock the Christian faith, and many employers will immediately mentally disqualify a potential candidate for a job if they discover that an individual is a Bible-believing Christian. Sadly, this is just the beginning. In the years ahead, those that choose to be followers of Jesus Christ will face even greater persecution than we have seen already.

When most people think of “Christian persecution”, they immediately think of what is happening in the Middle East. And without a doubt, what ISIS is doing to Christians in Iraq and Syria is beyond horrifying. But that is only part of the story. In this article, I am going to share with you 10 examples that show how the persecution of Christians is intensifying as anti-Christian hatred sweeps the world, and most of them are from outside the Middle East. I have specifically done this to show that this is truly a global phenomenon.

But to start off this list, let’s begin with how ISIS has been treating Christians in areas that they have conquered…

Continue reading at End of The American Dream: The Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World

About the author:

Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.

Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream

Read his new book The Beginning of the End

By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

The world is now on the cusp of total war. This is the claim made by former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts in a recent editorial. And though doom predictions are quite popular given what’s going on in the world as of late, to disregard Roberts’ assessment as fear-mongering or hype would be short-sighted and dangerous. No, this time is not different, and if political leaders around the world, especially in the United States, Russia and Europe, don’t come to an agreement on the future of Ukraine then it is only a matter of time before we eventually cross the line into a scenario from which there is no return – for all we know, we may have already crossed it at this point.

While the American media has generally ignored the broader implications of what’s happening in Ukraine, often dismissing it as Europe’s problem and one that has no long-term ramifications for the U.S., the fact is that the United States is directly involved in not only the political machinations behind the scenes of Ukraine’s new government, but military operations as evidenced by recent videos showing armed American-English speaking personnel on the ground during the recent artillery shelling of the city of Mariupol.

This weekend European leaders from France and Germany met with Vladimir Putin to negotiate a peace settlement. President Obama attended as well, but the Nobel Peace Prize winner seems to be there just as a formality because he made no effort to put forth a peace plan of any kind.

In fact, if anything, Obama suggested that he is prepared to take things to the next level if Vladimir Putin doesn’t agree to the West’s demands. According to a report from the BBC President Obama has made it clear that the United States is on a war footing with Russia and we are now exploring all available options to deal with Putin should things in the Ukraine sour.

US President Barack Obama says yes to diplomacy, but then adds: “Now, it is true that if, in fact, diplomacy fails, what I’ve asked my team to do is to look at all options.

“What other means can we put in place to change Mr Putin’s calculus? And the possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that’s being examined.”

While Europe maintains that they want to find a solution in the Ukraine, it seems that the United States is making demands that Russia refuses to agree to.

But Russia is having none of it. This morning a Kremlin spokesman was quoted by Russian media as saying that “nobody has ever talked to the president in the tone of an ultimatum – and could not do so even if they wanted to,” an obvious response to whatever negotiations were taking place behind closed doors.

Russia and the United States have sparred back and forth for decades, but the situation in the Ukraine seems to be the most serious since the end of the cold war and one that could escalate to widespread conflict should cooler heads not prevail.

President Obama, of course, isn’t the only one leaving military options on the table.

Vladimir Putin himself recently warned that Russia will not put up with the West’s “hostile acts” and suggested nuclear consequences are one possible outcome if a peace deal is not reached:

He accused Barack Obama of adopting a “hostile” approach in naming Russia as a threat to the world in the U.S. president’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 24.

“We hope that our partners will realize the futility of attempts to blackmail Russia and remember what consequences discord between major nuclear powers could bring for strategic stability,” Putin told Serbia’s Politika newspaper on the eve of his visit to the Balkan nation today.

Putin said that Obama had identified Russian aggression in Europe as one of the three “major threats facing humanity,” alongside the Ebola virus and Islamic State.

“Together with the sanctions against entire sectors of our economy, this approach can be called nothing but hostile,” Putin said.

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Last month the Russian President ordered strategic nuclear bombers to fly over the English channel into civilian air traffic corridors as a show of force to the West. He’s also reportedly sent bombers along the west coast of the United States from Alaska to California, and it has been suggested that the flybys may have also been responsible for a widespread outage of air traffic control systems in Los Angeles.

What’s happening behind the closed doors of national security meetings in the United States and Russia will remain hidden from the public. Unfortunately, we’ll be the last to know and should these leaders fail to come to an agreement in Europe we may only find out once the missiles start flying.

It’s starting to look like the world really is on the cusp of total war.

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This article first appeared at SHTFplan.com: Report: White House Preparing Military Response If Diplomacy With Russia Fails: “Lethal Defensive Weapons” and Other Options Being Examined