Barack Obama Presents: Iran’s Vassal State, Iraq

August 25, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – One of the most serious aspects of the expansion of ISIS’s Caliphate in Syria and Iraq has been the response of Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism worldwide.

If one were to page through any of the standard print media sources, the NYT, WashPost, USA Today etc., one would get the impression that for all its faults, the ISF [Iraq’s largely pretend military force] is at least providing some level of resistance to the unchecked advance of ISIS, though the scale of these efforts is moderate at best.

What makes the occasional foray or counterstrike by the ISF significant is that takes place in an environment where Iran has largely assumed effective control of most aspects of the Iraqi military, something these same news reports will not reveal.

The point here is that when one reads, “ISF strikes ISIS target,” it should be translated into “With the backing and logistical support of Iran, the ISF [read, Shia militias] did this or that…”

The result of this has been striking, dominating the military sector, Iran has quickly moved into a position of controlling the Iraqi oil industry.

On a cultural level the effect is more palpable with for example Iranian religious iconography dominating the visual plane in cities such as Baghdad.

Also left unnoted by the MSM has been the Iraqi response, dozens of demonstrations are taking place in Central to Southeast Iraq, specifically the cities of Baquba, Baghdad, Karbala, An Najaf, Samawa, eastward to Basra.

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Raymond Ibrahim On The Persecution Of Christians In The Middle East

August 13, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Raymond Ibrahim, an authority regarding the history of the Middle East, Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a fluent Arabic speaker, recently delivered a speech on Capitol Hill dealing with the horrific persecution of minorities, especially Christians, throughout the Muslim world, but particularly in the Middle East.

The event at which Mr. Ibrahim spoke was the Sixth Annual Coptic Solidarity Conference and his remarks dealt primarily with the way the legacy media has and continues to manipulate reporting regarding Islam, especially its supremacist ideology which drives the global jihad.

Mr. Ibrahim is also the proprietor of Islam Translated.

A selected partial transcript:

“What I’d like to focus on is the media, the so-called mainstream media in the West…You have to understand that the media as we know it today…has played an enormous role in shaping the world view of people, their epistemology if you will..."


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Chief Clinton Aide Huma Abedin, Target Of Criminal Investigation

August 13, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Senator Chuck Grassley [R-IA] is pushing Team Obama for clarification regarding a criminal probe involving Hillary Clinton’s top aide while she was Secretary of State.

Quoting from the text of the Senator’s communication with FBI Director Comey and Secretary of State Kerry, the Senator has requested a copy of Abedin’s SF-312 nondisclosure agreement:

“Grassley is seeking…the classified information nondisclosure agreements signed by Clinton, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills…” [source, Charles Grassley Senate website]

Ms. Abedin has apparently been the subject of a criminal probe for nearly two years, reflecting the attitude of defiance with which the Obama administration has met the myriad ongoing investigations targeting it.

“Grassley’s staff has learned the State Department Office of Inspector General transmitted communication to the FBI in October 2013, placing it on notice that the inspector general’s investigation was no longer a preliminary matter but a full-fledged criminal investigation into Abedin.”

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Team Obama Sides With Terrorists In Lawsuit Brought By U.S. Terror Victims

August 12, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Another 24 hours, another foreign policy outrage by this administration…today learning what we have suspected would be the case since the matter surfaced years ago.

President Obama, via his corrupt DOJ and acting on behalf of the State Department has officially intervened in the enforcement of a legal judgment involving compensatory damages of $218.5M awarded against the PLO and the Palestinian Authority.

The legal action stems from an anti-terror jury decision rendered earlier this year:

“The filing comes in a case in New York City, where a jury this year awarded $218.5 million to Americans affected by the attacks in a lawsuit brought against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. That amount is automatically tripled under the Anti-Terrorism Act, lawyers have said.” [source, Eric Tucker, US intervenes in Palestinian terror attack suit, expresses concern about large bond payments , AP via U.S. News & World Report]

Obama is asserting that the requirement by the presiding judge that the guilty parties post bond each month in partial payment towards a full settlement could undermine the evanescent “peace process” in Israel and possibly destabilize the PA terrorist government of Mahmoud Abbas [aka Abu Mazen].

Team Obama is laughably asserting that if the murderous PA/PLO are forced to compensate victims of the ongoing campaign of Islamic jihad that “several decades” of U.S. foreign policy will be undermined.

This irrespective of the fact that over the last two decades, the terrorists have shown no interest in pursuing anything resembling peace or of even recognizing the Jewish state’s right to exist.

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Marxist Foaming Mouth Alert: Soros’ MoveOn Bots Go After Schumer On Iran

August 10, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Soros puppet group, MoveOn, has taken after Senator Chuck Schumer [D-NY] with a vengeance since his announcement last week of opposition to Team Obama’s “agreement” with the terrorist Iranian regime.

Schumer is not one of the group’s favorite Democrats, having had the temerity to vote for Operation Iraqi Freedom – that is before he came out against it when the slogging got a bit rough, then using all of the now to be expected leftist tricks to undermine the war effort, the cause of innumerable additional casualties in the conflict.

In focus is a fundraising email disguised as a “petition,” It doesn’t appear that one can sign the “pledge” without contributing to the group, at least this author found it not possible.

As to the text of MoveOn’s hysterical effort, please consider the below partial transcript:

“We could be starting down the path to a new war in the Middle East…New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer is to blame. This isn't hyperbole…Schumer has declared his public opposition to the Iran deal…a solid and verifiable diplomatic agreement that is the only way other than war to cut off Iran's pathway to a nuclear weapon.

Republicans - like those in last night's ten-ring circus of a debate - have made defeating the Obama administration's Iran deal their top priority… That's why MoveOn members are pushing forward with an unprecedented donor strike - to get individual donors to pledge to withhold a total of $10 million in donations from any Democrat who joins Sen. Schumer…”

And on and on and on…

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Brit Jihadist Anjem Choudary Busted For Terror Support

August 9, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Wednesday, August 5 imam Anjem Choudary - a long-time UK supporter of Islamic terrorism – along with fellow jihadist Mahmoud Rahman, were charged with providing support to ISIS and jailed.

“We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman for inviting support for Isil, a proscribed terrorist organisation, between 29 June 2014 and 6 March this year. Each man is charged with one offence contrary to section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000. It is alleged that Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Rahman invited support for Isis in individual lectures which were subsequently published online.” [source, Preacher Anjem Choudary charged with encouraging support for Islamic State , UK Guardian]

Choudary’s record of supporting jihad while availing himself of all the benefits [literally] of UK citizenship has been remarkable.

Since the late 1990s he has been involved in nearly every aspect of terror promotion, including operations which seem to have been within the network of Osama bin-Laden.

According to Discover the Networks:

"Choudary in 1999 was chief recruiter in Great Britain for the International Islamic Front (IIF), a group persuading and assisting young British Muslims to undergo “guns and live ammunition” combat training and then go overseas to fight Jihad (“Holy War”) in Chechnya and the Balkans. The head and chief sponsor of IIF in England was the founder of Al Muhajiroun,Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammad. Osama bin Laden in 1998 issued a fatwa that declared it a Muslim’s “individual duty” to kill Americans and he created a new organization called the International (or World) Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders. Sheikh Bakri Mohammad described himself as the head of the “political wing” of IIF with no “structural link” to bin Laden, according to the India newspaper Indian Express, but the Sheikh acknowledged that “the military wing of the International Islamic Front is run by Osama bin Laden.” [source, Anjem Choudary, Discover the Networks]

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Obama and the New Shari’a Compliant Oath of Allegiance

August 6, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to a disturbing report just published by Middle East expert, Raymond Ibrahim, Team O has quietly, behind the scenes [the climate in which he is most comfortable, it appears] changed the Oath of Allegiance, required as part of gaining legal citizenship, materially altering it to accommodate the tens of thousands of fundamentalist Muslims with which he is flooding the country:

“The Obama administration recently made changes to the Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a manner very conducive to Sharia, or Islamic law. On July 21, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced some “modifications” to the Oath of Allegiance which immigrants must take before becoming naturalized. The original oath required incoming citizens to declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law.” [source, Raymond Ibrahim, Obama ‘Modifies’ U.S. Oath of Allegiance According to Islamic Law , Islam Translated]

The effect of these changes are many, but two are of primary concern:

1. There can be no question that the modification in the Oath were made to allow Islamists free access to citizenship without [even if it is only with mere words, which we know in Islamic ideology mean nothing when dealing with kafir societies] having to declare some level of commitment to the defense of the United States.

2. It creates a two-tier system of citizenship where those completing the process of naturalization have all the rights but fewer responsibilities to their country than do native born.

That there has been no pushback and that it falls on people outside of the alleged opposition party to discuss these serious matters reflects the growing divide between official DC and what it must regard as the lumpenproletariat in flyover country.

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HUGE: Leftist American Jewish Committee Opposes Obama’s Iran Deal

August 5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Obama administration got pole-axed today by a very surprising source, the American Jewish Committee [AJC].

The AJC is arguably the most influential Jewish advocacy group in the United States, having been created in 1906.

“When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action…AJC issued a press release indicating that we would first study the full text and its implications, and then take a position on the deal…Over the past three weeks, AJC engaged in a very intensive…process of external consultations and internal deliberations…During this effort, we [met]…privately with…Secretary of State John Kerry…Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman…We also…[met]…with Democratic and Republican Members of Congress; diplomats from Europe, the Arab world, and Israel; and respected analysts knowledgeable about both nuclear diplomacy and Iran-related matters…[we participated]…in discussions…with President Barack Obama and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz…

In the end, AJC’s leadership concluded overwhelmingly that we must oppose this deal.

Much as we respect those in the P5+1, led by the United States… there are too many risks, concerns, and ambiguities…By abandoning the earlier negotiating posture…the P5+1 has indeed validated Iran’s future status as a nuclear threshold state, a point that President Obama himself acknowledged in a media interview.” [source, AJC Statement on Iran Deal]

AJC’s left leaning activism is well known, one of the reasons why the organization’s opinions on issues is so eagerly sought out by the legacy media, seeking support for whatever editorial position it collectively takes.

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AP Continues As Terror Equivocator

August 5, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Using the shop worn journo legerdemain for which it has become infamous, AP is pushing a story suggesting that Team Obama’s minimalist and so far ineffective efforts to thwart the growth of ISIS is killing hundreds of civilians.

“U.S. - led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians and caused 48 suspected "friendly fire" deaths. It said the strikes have killed more than 15,000 Islamic State militants.” [source, Vivian Salama and Zeina Karam, Report: US-led strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Syria have killed at least 459 civilians , AP via U.S. News & World Report]

The website with which AP is casting its lot is www.airwars.org which is run by an anti-American Brit journo whose job it seems is to add some sort of “empirical” evidence to flesh out claims made by – for example, Iran – that America is the Great Satan. Demonstrative of AP's timidity when it comes to Islamism, it simply can't muster the fortitude to call the ISIS butchers terrorists.

The airwars website is full of the type of unverifiable pap that we have come to expect when sourced from largely ME media, suggestions of wanton devastation always highlighted by poignant images of dead kids.

It can’t be stressed enough that the information on the website is nigh impossible to confirm because the sources are simply making claims, often in Arabic to further complicate the matter of fact checking.

The real story here is not the self-impressed site proprietor’s silly conceptual war against the U.S.; it’s AP accepting a “report” [as if the word itself connotes authority] without really having any way of cross-checking or confirming the information being disseminated.

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Shots Fired At Heavily Fortified Camp Shelby Mississippi

August 4, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Local law enforcement responded to a distress call this afternoon after reports filtered in that shots had been fired at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. [see, Ryan Moore, Two Suspects Sought After Shots Fired At Camp Shelby, WDAM]

As we go to press it is believed that two men are currently under interrogation by Mississippi Highway Patrol.

According to Fox News, the suspects are white males, possibly driving a small Ford truck emblazoned with the words “broken arrow” and that large scale military training is currently underway at the installation:

“Lt. Col Dierdre Smith at Camp Shelby public affairs told Fox News Tuesday afternoon she "can't confirm or deny anything,” but that about 4,500 soldiers are conducting a large training exercise at Camp Shelby this week.”

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Muslim Harassment of Christian Asylum Seekers and Converts to Christianity

By EMERSON VERMAAT

August 3, 2015 – Amersfoort, Netherlands – PipeLineNews.org - NRC Handelsblad, a leading liberal newspaper in the Netherlands, reported on July 22, 2015, that there have been “clashes” between Christian and Muslim asylum seekers, especially during the month of Ramadan. Christians complain that Muslims intimidate and threaten them. Syrian Christians told NRC Handelsbad: “We don’t discuss these problems with the management (of the center), because we are afraid of our fellow asylum seekers.”

They also don’t want their names to be published by the press because of possible repercussions for them. Police had to intervene in the asylum seekers center in the Dutch city of Dronten after a huge fight had broken out between Syrian Muslims and Eritrean Christians. Witnesses claim that the Muslims cried “Allahu Akhbar – Allah is great.”

Nadeem, a 30-year-old Christian asylum seeker from Pakistan, filmed how Muslims in the asylum seekers center of Gilze en Rijen used the center’s common kitchen as a space for prayer – in clear violation of the rules. There are at least one hundred Muslims and only three Christians in one building, Nadeem says. His own room mate, a Muslim, was very aggressive and made frequent threats against him. Nadeem decided to leave the center because he feared that Syrian Muslims would otherwise kill him. He did not believe the management of the center was able or willing to deal with this problem.

In October, 2010 EO TV in the Netherlands interviewed Christian asylum seekers who complained that they were persecuted by Muslim asylum seekers, whose travails are depicted in the below video:

 

Mostafa Talaie, a 43-year-old asylum seeker from Iran, was murdered near the asylum seekers center of Oisterwijk on February 18, 2013. After his conversion to Christianity in May 2012, he received several death threats, possibly from fellow asylum seekers or from the Iranian intelligence and security service which is very active in Europe. In 2012 Talaie was living in the asylum seekers center of Noord Burgum in the Northern province of Friesland


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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Stealthy “Civilization Jihad”

By WILLIAM MAYER

August 2, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As we have maintained since nearly our inception over 15 years ago, the West has been under siege for decades by the Muslim world – the Ummah, or Dar al-Islam if you prefer.

As most Americans intuitively understand, the ideology of Islamism is not, as apologists assert, practiced only by a “tiny minority” of “violent extremists” – who, curiously, all just happen to be Muslim. Rather, its broad acceptance defines it as main-stream to the point of being normative. This is entirely understandable in that the hegemonic nature of this belief system is inextricably locked into the DNA of Islam, as has defined by the Shari’a itself for over 1,400 years.

The high comfort level that many Muslims have with Islamic supremacy and support for violence to extend the faith isn’t a phenomenon which is only relevant outside of the confines of the United States. New research undertaken by the Center for Security Policy – a powerhouse national security think tank located in DC – indicates that approximately 25% of American Muslims support the proposition that, “Violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.” [source, Poll of U.S. Muslims Reveals Ominous Levels Of Support For Islamic Supremacists’ Doctrine of Shariah, Jihad ].

A similar percentage responded positively to other questions which indicate support for the establishment of a global caliphate operating under the Shari’a. This should serve as an ominous warning in that assuming there are approximately 2M Muslims living in the U.S., the country faces half-a-million potential domestic mujahideen.

Playing into this pre-violent ideological fervor are dozens of U.S. based highly litigious organizations controlled by the ideology of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood which have been appointed by the American legacy press as official spokesmen for Islam in America.

This is common knowledge within national security circles and is hence unremarkable to the degree that it requires no further development here.

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