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Author of "Justice Beyond Law," "Justice Without Mercy," "Shades of Justice," "Justice Without Mercy," and "Run to Freedom," as well as two ,"nonfiction books ,"INSIGHTS-The Transforming of America," and "INSIGHTS-Stepping Stones to Tyranny. He also is the author of the blog "8 Decades of Insights." Barry Kelly is no stranger to the world of espionage, counter-terrorism, weapons, deep cover, and the inner workings of the governmental security apparatus. His immersion in the Cold War began with enlistment in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he earned a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from Duke. His career in the CIA included deep cover operations and overseas experience, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. He has been awarded the Certificate of Merit with Distinction, the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the Intelligence Officer of the Year Award. After retiring from the CIA, Kelly served as a special assistant to President Reagan. He holds a first dan black belt in hap-ki-do. Visit or find the author on Facebook.


We are getting close to a very critical election day. It is an overused term to get attention, but I think in this case it is not strong enough to say this is an historical election. It may be the last real election. Once the radical left gains power they do not like to give it up.  The whole struggle with the Trump populist movement was to gain power. Why risk another game changing election. Better to use the time to fortify the win.  

A good example is the issue of law enforcement. The left has made significant progress in marginalizing the police forces in our big cities. Even the Socialists know you can’t govern without an ability to enforce compliance. How can they replace the defunded police forces? Simple take a page from the early history of the Nazi socialist Party after Hitler gained power. The Nazi Party used the “Brown Shirts,” the fore runners of ANTIFA and BLM. If the radical left wins the coming election, law and order will become enforced compliance and BLM and ANTIFA Forces will rapidly become the new well-funded socialist police. Forget due process, the Constitution, and the balance of power in our current three-part government. Any elections after the socialists take control will only be a sham.  

Under our Constitutional form of government an appointed group of people form the bureaucracy that runs the Government at the direction of the Executive and applicable laws. As we have seen in the coup attempt against President Trump, the civil service was no obstacle. The coup could not have been run without many of our bureaucrats committing treason or pretending it was not happening. 

The civil service, the military, and local police forces will not stop a socialist takeover of America even if the process is clearly unconstitutional. Does anyone doubt that the media is already on the side of the Socialists? The elites that run our failing colleges and universities have managed to convince the young people we send to them on trust they will learn useful skills and the ability to think have taught them that our culture and national history needs to be replaced by some utopian socialist system that has never worked anywhere. 

Trump has foes within his own party. Several Senators are not helping him. They instead are serving those who give them campaign funds. These Globalist don’t care about America or the working class. Another round of the “Rust Belt” with high profit margins for their big corporations would suit them just fine. These managers learned what counts is profits now. Those profits came from moving American manufacturing to China, India and elsewhere where labor was cheaper, and taxes were lower than in the United States. Get rid of Trump and his America first deal making and they will be in charge again. Just ask a Bush, Romney or any of the other RHINOS if they want a world without Trump. 

President last major foe are the Republicans who don’t like Trump. They don’t want him to tweet even if there is no other way to get the good news out to the people. The main line media will not report it. They also don’t like it that President Trump is not manageable by the Washington establishment. Why did he fire so many of the staff he inherited from Bush and Obama? The fact that he makes his own decisions and has been right so often irritates ‘politically correct’ who would sooner have a socialist government rather than a successful pragmatist like President Trump. They have never lived in a socialist or communist country. I have and guarantee they won’t like it. The problem is that these lemmings won’t get another chance. 

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As most of my past readers know, I stopped being an active novelist and blogger some years ago. My next birthday I will be 90 years old. With all the daily turmoil and a critical national election pending, I decided to come off the bench and point out some of the things I have learned about dealing with socialists, communists, and terrorists in assignments around the world. I’m older but no smarter, just less patient. 

For the first time in our recorded history, a group of very misguided citizens tried to first prevent a candidate for President from being elected. When he was elected, their efforts turned to using the power of America’s counter-intelligence agencies to overthrow a sitting President. This is no longer a conspiracy theory. The evidence is there. The charge should be treason.

The Obama White House was involved at the highest level. Once the Obama team left office, their stay-behinds in the FBI, CIA, DIA, National Security Council, Department of Justice and several of the nation’s Departments, such as State and Defense, carried on the coup attempt through a Special Counsel investigation and a formal impeachment trial in the Senate.

The Obama/Biden White House had to be deeply involved in the coup because the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) can only issue a warrant if the President or his designated official is the requester. The process hasn’t changed much over the years since I was the staff person on the National Security Staff for President Reagan regarding intelligence activities, terrorism, and FISC requests. The President or some powerful person on his staff would be kept fully informed of any significant issues with a FISC issue. If President Trump gets elected for another four years, his team will be able to root out the cancers left by the Obama/Biden Administration.

The President still has several high hurdles to get over to win a second term. Nearly all the media communicate misleading and even made-up news. Day after day this barrage of misinformation belittles the Trump accomplishment. The Globalists and One-Worlders are constantly working to distort Trump initiatives. Remember the Globalists are the people who brought us the rust belt, parts of which still remain. The motive to move manufacturing out of America was simply to earn more profits for their parent companies. The welfare of the working people or the nation were not important factors. Add in the far left organizations, the whining RHINO Republicans, Wall Street, and the millions of Democratic lemmings that still believe the Democratic Party is alive and well, and Trump’s re-election is not a slam dunk, even though it should be.

Here is where it gets interesting. The anti-Trump forces are not dumb. Do you think they believe Biden can match up against Trump? No, but it is possible to elect Biden if they keep him quiet and use street riots, misinformation about the pandemic, damage the economic recovery, and take away the Trump rallies. The socialist forces in America are numerous and shameless. They believe once they get Biden elected, they won’t need him anymore. They will choose his Cabinet and get the Vice President to take over temporarily and then permanently once it is clear Biden isn’t capable of governing. And that is how America can become a Socialist nation.

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The Lost Party

Years from now, historians will be writing about the disappearance of the Democratic Party and the drastic change in the functioning of the two-party system. I am watching it happen in electronic real time and am not sure how this happened.

Suddenly we are seeing Joe Biden, a man who has never done anything of note in the running of the nation and is seriously lacking in presidential capabilities, as the candidate of a once-powerful party? Where did all followers of the giants of the past Democratic Party go? Surely, they are remembered and revered. No, instead the lemmings follow a new drumbeat. 

A brilliant socialist scientist, Saul Alinsky, provided the blueprint to one party rule. Mr. Alinsky has written quite a lot. He, too, was a “community organizer” in Chicago. Mr. Alinsky is the author of the many sound bites used by President Obama. Remember: “leading from behind” and “the issue is never the issue.” 

He also cautioned his followers to drop the terms socialist and communist as they would not be acceptable in America and use the title of Progressives instead. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are two of his most faithful followers.  

Do not negotiate with the enemy. Just change the issue or change which side you are on. The end always justifies the means if the enemy is weakened by your actions. Leading media journalists and far left Democratic politicians all know and practice Alinsky’s rules. With them, there can be no negotiated compromises.  

The traditional Republican politicians just do not seem able to adjust to the change in the rules. They do not seem to understand the seriousness of their opposition. Didn’t the deep state attempt coup to get rid of President Trump and the false baseless impeachment attempt teach them anything? Republicans who belong to the RHINO faction might as well join the Progressives. The President who does understand the battle he is in needs support, not snide bits of political criticism. Give him the support he needs. 


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Speak Up, America

As most of my past readers know, I stopped being an active novelist and blogger some years ago. My next birthday I will be 90 years old. With all the daily turmoil and a critical national election pending, I decided to come off the bench and point out some of the things I have learned about dealing with socialists, communists, and terrorists in assignments around the world. I’m older but no smarter, just less patient. 

Enough, enough tolerance. Get the wimpy terrorists off the streets. There is nothing right about looting and burning buildings or frightening peaceful citizens. The people in the torn tee shirts costumes and waving signs are not demonstrators, they are well-funded, trained, professional socialists following an old Marxist game plan. They have taken over the real protestors and are using the tactics of terrorism to push a revolutionary power grab.

Of course Black lives matter (BLM). All lives matter. BLM is not a social organization trying to improve the lives of black citizens. It is a terrorist organization using blatant racism to hide in a revolutionary pea and shell maneuver. They are not going to help black children in our urban projects. The Marxist BLM in America is the action arm of the Democratic (now the Progressive Party) and is quietly funded by a wealthy group of commercial elitists and organizations. Revolutions are not cheap and this one is not. Look at the numbers of people moving into urban areas across the nation. The housing, training, and equipping is expensive. Few organizations could manage the movement of people and equipment so well. The logistics of obtaining, storing, shipping, and delivering bricks, car bombs, and communications gear to cities across America is well-organized and implemented.

If you resist BLM calling America a racist nation and argue that the statement “Black Lives Matter” is itself a racist slogan, then they will call you a racist. If you wear or display any Trump slogans, you are also a racist. If you let fear takeover, our Constitution, culture, history, and democratic way of government will lose. While all citizens have the inherent right to demonstrate across our land, that right should be earned. Have these violent demonstrators ever marched in a real civil rights movement, served in the armed forces, or helped others through social work in our cities? I think not. Many of us have and we should speak out. The nation is at war with a counter-culture force that is growing stronger in face of our fearful silence.

The enemy has to have several well-placed sources of information from all levels of government, local, state, and national. It would be hard to find a media outlet that isn’t working with the BLM.

What can be done to fight off this power grab? First, we must realize what is going on. BLM is not a group of protesters. They are a well- funded and trained terrorist organization. The government, the Federal Government, must treat BLM as terrorist organization, and establish law and order in our cities by using the National Guard with clear guidance to use lethal force when necessary. Arson, looting, and killing cops will require tough stances to replace the soft tolerance of the mayors and governors in states run by Progressive politicians. Do not be afraid. Speak up!


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“Justice without Mercy” Chapter 78

Kelly was back from taking Sam home. She found the Brandon house full of activity. Kathy was gathering up all the weapons used in any of the day’s events for dumping in the river. She hated to dump her SOCOM, but if any bullets were found at the cabin, they could match the SOCOM. Shadow was pacing around, sniffing everyone who came in, as if he knew they had left him out and wanted to know what happened. Lou was being discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Storm was taking him to Hawaii when he could travel. In the meantime, she rented a condo in Leesburg.

Storm was in the operational center watching several screens of news and commentary about the day’s events. No one, it seemed, really knew what happened. Storm thought with all the shooting in broad daylight, you would think someone would have seen something. Even the talking heads were stumped, trying to find a thread to tie all the events together. Some were waiting for a group to claim credit. The CIA, FBI and the Pentagon all deferred comment until the investigations were completed. One commentator said she thought some deep national security issue would eventually come out to explain these strange and deadly events. Storm thought. I was involved and I don’t understand everything that happened.

Jack went down to talk to Storm. He wanted her to know that both she and Lou had jobs with the Brandon team as long as they wanted one. He said, “We want and need your computer and organizational skills. Lou has a great operational planning mind. He doesn’t need to be an active shooter. We need him. One lung won’t be a problem. He will have to judge when it’s time to lay up for a while.”

Storm thanked him and told Jack she and Lou appreciated the offer. Please give them some time to work out their plans.

Jack and Kathy had a private talk with Kelly. Kathy asked her about her thoughts. Kelly said, “Everything happened so fast, I didn’t have time to think. I now realize just how dangerous this work is, and I know why you pay me so much. If I’m going to keep doing this kind of work, I need much more preparation and training. All the action I was in, one of you gave me complete direction. On the hillside today, without Jack’s move-by-move coaching, I would have been ineffective, dead or both. Sometime, I may not have one of you at my side. I need to be ready for being on my own. I want to continue with your training program and, at the same time, finish my degree at Pitt. When I’m ready I want to see where my mother was killed.”

Jack said, “Granted. One piece of advice before you go back to school. Kathy, jump in any time. We both saw the budding interest between you and Sam. It is, of course, your business, but you should know the spouse or lover of an intelligence officer seldom can have a career of their own. A relationship between two strong career-oriented people seldom works out. The internal competition puts a strain on the relationship.”

Kathy said, “Very true. I was married once to an intelligence officer. It lasted less than a year. I was glad to get out. Take your time. Get your degree or degrees and stay close to us. You’ve been wonderful. And Kelly, take the SRX with you. It may fit your lifestyle better. We don’t want it in front of the house, in case someone might have seen it at one of today’s violent scenes. I’ll sign the title for you, so you can get Pennsylvania plates.”

It was late, Jack had just gotten back from dumping the guns in the Potomac. Kathy was in bed trying to make her nails presentable when Jack got in bed and said, “You know I’m a traditionalist, and I have a serious question, Will you marry me soon? Here’s the ring to seal my offer.”

Kathy threw her arms around him and said, “Yes, I’ll marry you, with or without the ring. I’ll also stay with you, without the vows. I’m your woman forever and always.”

Kathy opened the ring box, and Jack slipped the three-carat diamond on her finger. “Jack, I love it. When did you have time to get it?”

“We all have secrets. If you look closely, you will see even the diamond has a traditional ‘mine’ cut. And I have another request.”

“It’s yours, no matter what.”

“Shadow is getting a bit long in the tooth. I want to get a puppy for him to train. It will be at least three years before the pup will be ready to work.”

“Okay, as long as Shadow approves. I owe that dog my life. Now come here, and let me show my appreciation.”

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