Editor's Note: The following was written on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 and reprinted in the November 01st, 2006 edition of this publication. The author is Major General (Dr.) Vernon Chong, Retired Nov. 1, 1994. With the general election taking place this year, we felt this very thought-provoking article would be worth reading.

To get out of a difficulty, one usually must go through it. Our country is now facing the most serious threat to its existence, as we know it, that we have faced in your lifetime and mine (which includes WWII).

The deadly seriousness is greatly compounded by the fact that there are very few of us who think we can possibly lose this war and even fewer who realize what losing really means.

First, let's examine a few basics:

1. When did the threat to us start?
Many will say September 11, 2001. The answer as far as the United States is concerned is 1979, 22 years prior to September 2001, with the following attacks on us:
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MADISON, FL—Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today a combined reward of $50,000 for information leading to identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the abduction of 7-year-old Bryan Williamson of Madison, Florida. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324.

Authorities believe Bryan was abducted by a dark-skinned, possibly black or Hispanic male driving a black or dark-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Chevy.

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KIRSTEN ANN TJOSAAS, 38, has been charged with embezzling more than $5.7 million from Fagen, Inc. (Fagen), an industrial contracting company for which she served as Chief Financial Officer. TJOSAAS is charged with wire fraud and money laundering. The defendant is expected to appear at a later date before Judge Donovan W. Frank in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn.

According to the information, between 2006 and November 2015, TJOSAAS abused her authority as Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Fagen to issue at least 19 checks and make wire transfers totaling approximately $4.5 million from Fagen to Fairmont Investments, LLC (Fairmont), a Nebraska-based corporation controlled by the defendant.

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Mary's Home Canning of Lancaster, PA is recalling 516 jars of Mary's Homemade Vegetable Soup (Net Wt. 16 OZ) and 1,128 jars of Mary's Homemade Vegetable Soup (Net Wt. 32 OZ), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can cause the following symptoms: general weakness, dizziness, double-vision and trouble with speaking or swallowing. Difficulty in breathing, weakness of other muscles, abdominal distension and constipation may also be common symptoms. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the successful resolution of a missing person case. Felina Blanch Metsker, 33, was last seen on March 25, 2016, in Harrah, Washington. The FBI is working with the Yakama Nation Police Department in investigating her suspicious disappearance.



“The FBI asks anyone with information to share it with investigators,” said Senior Supervisory Resident Agent William Leahy, who oversees the FBI’s activities in the Yakima and Tri-Cities regions. “Ms. Metsker’s family deserves to know what happened to their loved one, and someone in the community possesses the critical clues. The FBI is offering a substantial reward to the person who can help solve this case.”   more...
Brenda Delgado, wanted for allegedly orchestrating the murder-for-hire of dentist Kendra Hatcher in Dallas, Texas, was taken into custody without incident today in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, by agents of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PGR), Criminal Investigations Agency (AIC.) Delgado was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list on April 6, 2016. Delgado will remain in custody pending extradition proceedings.

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