December 4, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Team Obama’s near surrender to the Iranians at Geneva has produced a very interesting bit of blow-back.
It’s driven Saudi Intelligence – led by Prince Bandar bin Sultan [whose lae father, Sultan bin Abdulaziz, was the Saudi crown prince] – into the arms of Israel in a way that few could have imagined just weeks ago.
As reported by the Iranian state controlled propaganda mill, Press TV:
“According to Lebanese al-Hadath new website, the meeting was held in Tel Aviv last week, attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Francois Hollande and Saudi spy chief.
The participants discussed plans on how to counter Iran's role in the region and also how to deal with possible improvement of ties between Tehran and Washington, the report said.” [source, Prince Bandar attends anti-Iran meeting in Israel, Press TV]
As we reported here last week, Israeli defense teams are or have been on the ground in Saudi Arabia to determine its suitability as a launch point for an attack on Iran’s nuke infrastructure.
December 2, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As the ugly details of Obama’s dealings with Iran continue to leak it’s become obvious that the totality of this administration’s perfidy, double-dealing, subterfuge and fabrications regarding elemental national security matters is unprecedented in American history.
That’s not the worst of it…because we really have no idea exactly what the details are in his backchannel dealings with the terrorist state of Iran. No one outside his very close circle of confidants knows how much of the store Obama has already given away.
What we do know is shocking enough, a few observations:
1. It has been established from the already agreed upon general outlines of a nuke deal that Mr. Obama has committed the United States to accept a nuclear Iran as a fait accompli.
I. The deal allows the country to keep all of its 20% enriched uranium.
II. It allows enrichment to continue during “negotiations.”
III. It permits Iran to replace any of its estimated 18,000 centrifuges at will, most likely with more advanced and faster units.
IV. It fails to provide meaningful access to Iran’s bomb making infrastructure by the IAEA, a politicized entity which has a long record of demonstrated incompetence.
V. The agreement fails to halt the development of the Arak [IR-40] heavy water reactor, the only purpose of which is to produce plutonium, giving the Ayatollahs a second pathway to the bomb.
2. No discussion, it’s a done deal and there is no appeal – so much for the “advice and consent” of Congress regarding treaties.
We submit for your edification, Article 2, section 2, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution: “[The President] shall have Power, by and with Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur...”
Sidestepping this key element of the Constitution’s separation of powers concept is in itself grounds for impeachment, of course that won’t happen.
November 26, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to the Reuters news agency, Iran didn’t wait very long to demonstrate just how badly the West, prodded by Team Obama, got burned in the recently concluded nuclear agreement with the terrorist state of Iran.
“…Iran will press on with construction at a nuclear reactor site at Arak, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Wednesday, despite an agreement with Western powers to halt activity...'The capacity at the Arak site is not going to increase. It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there' Zarif told parliament in translated comments broadcast on Iran's Press TV...." [source, Iran will continue construction at Arak nuclear site - Zarif, Reuters]
According to the terms of the draft document, “ Iran announces that it will not make any further advances of its activities at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant (1), Fordow (2), or the Arak reactor (3), designated by the IAEA as IR-40…”
Iran however sees this language as placing no real-world constraints on its development of the Arak heavy water reactor, with Zarif stating, "The capacity at the Arak site is not going to increase. It means no new nuclear fuel will be produced and no new installations will be installed, but construction will continue there,"
Arak is important because one of the isotopes it will produce is plutonium, giving Iran a second pathway to producing enough fissionable material to construct nuclear weapons.
November 26, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The just concluded public negotiating sessions between Iran and the P5 +1 [the US, Great Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany] nations are being fraudulently represented as having produced a draft agreement which curtails Iran’s rapidly developing capacity to build and deliver nuclear weapons.
Instead it’s a green light, removing the limited constraints there were on the country’s ability to pursue its long sought after goal of having the Shia bomb.
Amazingly, Mr. Obama seems entirely comfortable with the idea that a revolutionary Islamic theocracy - already the world’s chief terror financier - can be trusted to become a moderate and responsible custodian of the most destructive weapons known to mankind.
To Obama, it’s just an accepted fact, sorry Israel…go shove it.
The fact that everything the Mullocracy has done up to this point augurs against such a judgment is of no consequence to this President.
Note: Anyone claiming that Iranian President Rouhani is a “moderate” is delusional.
In remarks delivered on August 2, Iran’s “Al-Quds [Jerusalem] Day,” the country’s figurehead said, in an obvious reference to the Jewish state that, “…it is an old wound that has been sitting on the body of the Islamic world, in the shadow of the occupation of the holy land of Palestine and the dear Quds...Muslim people will not forget this historical right and will always stand against oppression and aggression.” [source, Arash Karami, Rouhani’s Comments on Israel ‘Distorted’ by Iran Media , Iran Pulse News]
Well everyone knows that cauterizing is the only cure for an old wound – which is exactly what Iran has in mind.
November 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The long overdue naming of Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization,” [FTO] by U.S. Department of State doesn’t seem to have slowed down the Islamic terror group as its members continue to wage jihad in Nigeria, its base of operation.
In the present case, the details of the latest action by these thugs has so offended the gods of journo that the story has been picked up by Fox News, an on-again-off-again, sometimes in good standing, member of the MSM.
“The kidnapping of a young Christian woman and her forced conversion to Islam is part of an inhuman new strategy used by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram to rid the region of Christians, experts told FoxNews.com…Hajja said she was forced at knifepoint to convert to Islam. “They were about to slaughter me and one of them begged me not to resist and just before I had my throat slit I relented. They put a veil on me and made me read from the Koran,” said Hajja…”
After Hajja’s “conversion” she was brutalized by her captors in the days before her escape, which is fully in keeping with the practice in normative Islam of treating women like swine.
Though Fox News, ever sensitive to specious claims by the multiculturalists, characterized the practice as a “new strategy,” forced conversion has historically been an accepted practice in most Islamic societies despite the common refrain that in Islam “there is no compulsion in religion.”
November 15, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Though we believe that our readership fully understands the intolerant nature of normative Islam, it never hurts to reinforce the point.
In what was supposed to be a lecture outlining the challenges facing a post-Morsi Egypt, last month speaker Mohamed El-Nabawy was literally chased from the podium at the University of London by dozens of Muslim Brotherhood types because they disagreed with El-Nabawy’s opposition to dictator Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from office by the military as he sought to establish a Shari’a based Islamic theocracy in the ancient country.
November 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Since we like to keep track of what the enemies of this Republic are up to, we subscribe to various mailing lists, one of which is maintained by the commies at MoveOn.
Given that the current pretend negotiations between Tehran and DC have failed, MoveOn, probably taking a cue from Netanyahu’s combative rebuke of negotiating with the Mullocracy, are worried that Iran might finally be put out of the terrorism business for good by the Israelis’
The negotiations taking place in Geneva fell apart thanks mainly to objections by – of all countries - the French, who are justifiably distrustful of the Iranians, whose penchant for deceit seems boundless.
“…After days of rising expectations, diplomats from six world powers failed in marathon talks with Iran..Foreign ministers, who had hoped for a breakthrough on one of the world's most urgent security challenges, said instead early Sunday that they had been unable in 161/2 hours of talks Saturday to resolve issues raised by France…One wants a deal … but not a sucker's deal," Laurent Fabius, the French foreign minister, told a French radio station, France Inter, in an interview early Saturday…” [source, Paul Richter, Six nations fail to reach deal with Iran on nuclear negotiations , LA Times]
So with the war drums moving a bit closer, the MoveOn-ers have grown fearful that their favorite theocratic dictatorship might be threatened and hence the following missive:
“Dear MoveOn member,
A deal on Iran's nuclear program could be announced any day. That's why I started a petition on MoveOn.org to President Barack Obama in support of his administration's diplomatic efforts. The petition says:
Dear President Obama: I strongly support diplomacy with Iran...
November 6, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The Holocaust began in the summer of 1941 when Hitler’s Nazi armies invaded the Soviet Union. Hitler’s mobile killing units of the “SS Einsatzgruppen” (Operational Units) “SS Einsatzkommandos” (Operational Commandos) executed about 800,000 Soviet Jews between the beginning of July and the end of December 1941. The killings continued in 1942, 1943 and 1944. One of the most notorious atrocities occurred in Babi Yar, ten days after the German army occupied Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. In just two days, on September 29 and 30, 1941, that is, the SS killed 33,771 Jews. This figure was mentioned in an internal and secret SS report dated October 2, 1941.
Very few Jews survived the Babi Yar massacre. Three of those survivors are still alive today and I interviewed one of them. His name is Vasily Mikhailovsky. He still lives in Kiev where he was born in 1937.
“My mother died when I was born,” he says. “My father was a soldier in the Soviet ‘Red Army.’ He was captured but he escaped from captivity and came back to Kiev. The woman who used to clean the streets near our apartment told the Nazis that my father was a Jew and that he was living in that apartment. One day before the Babi Yar massacre, my father was taken away by the Nazis and killed.”
“The same woman who used to clean the streets told my nanny on September 28: ‘You must bring this small Jewish boy to Babi Yar tomorrow morning.’ My nanny was a Ukrainian woman named Anastasia Fomina. She could not read well, but she was a very good nanny.”
“Before the Nazis occupied Kiev, my father sent us away from the city – my brother Pavel and me, my grandmother as well as Anastasia. But for some reason the train was stopped nearby Kiev. My nanny and I went back to Kiev to take some clothes. When we returned to that train we noticed that it had already left. My brother and grandmother had left had Kiev just in time, so they survived.”
November 5, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Here at PipeLineNews.org we pride ourselves on being ahead of the MSM’s curve regarding the threat posed by Islamism…sometimes remarkably far-ahead.
We call your attention a particularly nasty chap, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, a U.S. citizen living in New York. On Sunday, a Bangladeshi tribunal found Khan and an associate guilty [in absentia] of war crimes committed during Bangladesh’s 1971 war for liberation fought against Pakistan.
“DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal sentenced a U.S. citizen and a Briton to death Sunday, after convicting them in absentia of crimes against humanity committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Prosecutors said the men, Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin, led an Islamist militia that helped the Pakistani army battle Bengali fighters. They were charged with involvement in the murders of 18 Bengali intellectuals in the waning days of the war. [source, Ruma Paul, US citizen, Briton sentenced in absentia for 1971 war crimes in Bangladesh , Wall Street Journal]
In 2004 we presented much the same by way of allegations.
“…During [Zulfiqar Ali] Shah's period of leading ICNA [the Islamic Circle of North America] Ashrafuzzaman Khan was its Vice President, as well as the head of the ICNA local chapter in Queens New York.
To many Bangladeshi immigrants, however, Khan was better known as the mad-dog leader of a death squad active in the Bangladesh war.
November 4, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Earlier this month anti-jihadists received a double shock when it was learned that Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League (EDL), not only left the organization that he had co-founded, but announced that he was working with the Muslim Quilliam Foundation. It soon became apparent that Mr. Robinson had been in touch with the Quilliam Foundation for the past 18 months through one of its officers, Mo Ansar.
Mr. Robinson announced that he was studying Islam with the Quilliam Foundation under the tutelage of Mo Ansar. He said that despite his best efforts, the EDL had been overtaken by extremists and that he had to devote too large a portion of his time toward policing demonstrations to keep out the radical elements. He had come to believe that the best way to deal with Islamic extremism is to ally with a group that fights extremism and to work with moderate Muslims.
A note about the Quilliam Foundation. It takes its name from a British revert to Islam in the 19th century, William Quilliam. He became known as Abdullah Quilliam and was anything but moderate. The founders of the present day English Quilliam Foundation claim that they have left Hizb ut Tahrir - the Muslim liberation Party and moved from it to establish the new organization. It must have been a long trip. Hizb ut Tahrir is one of the most radical Islamic groups in the West, and one must suspect on some level that these members decided a little taqiyya was called for.
The Quilliam Foundation has been less than honest in quoting Islamic scripture, preferring the benign Meccan scriptures rather than the more violent Medinan ones. Nor have they acknowledged the Principle of Abrogation. If they seek an honest discussion of Islam, and if they proffer themselves as reformers, they must acknowledge the entirety of the Koran, the Hadith and the Sira. Further, in a 2009 press release they supported Palestinian Jihad and called on the UK to use its influence to prevent Israel from self defense with regard to Gaza rocket attacks.
October 29, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Nigerian government’s war against the Muslim terror group, Boko Haram has assumed something of the surreal over the last few months. In many ways the press surrounding this ongoing conflict is reminiscent of the way in which the Vietnam War was covered, with constant [and triumphant] announcements of enemy body counts which where wholly concocted to make it appear that the NV/VC were being decimated.
So daily, the African media prints sketchy stories alleging that huge numbers of BK insurgents are being killed while downplaying any suggestion that government forces are taking a veritable shellacking.
Yet that number is not borne out by a tally within the piece. Numerous other sources report similar claims.
The problem with this type of reporting is that media don’t embed with Nigerian government forces and thus have no first-hand knowledge of the details of offensive operations.
Generally the most reliable information comes from first hand witnesses, almost always requesting anonymity, who suggest a far different and more daunting reality – Boko Haram is actually growing stronger and the government seems powerless to stop it.
October 16, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Syrian refugees no longer flee to neighboring countries. Instead, there is now a substantial increase in the flow of refugees from Syria who seek refuge in Europe. Although there is no legal obligation by European states to grant asylum to all these people, these states are under increasing pressure to allow ever more refugees from Syria. This will not at all solve the problems in Syria itself and it will cause undesirable side effects in the receiving countries.
Western intelligence and security services are warning their governments that there are terrorists and Muslim extremists among those refugees. The same happened during the Russian occupation of Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989 when Al-Qaeda was founded in neighboring Pakistan. During the 1980s jihadists in Afghanistan developed a world wide recruitment and support network with the aid of Muslim communities in the West and elsewhere. Al-Qaeda was founded by Osama bin Laden in 1988.
Prior to the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Al-Qaeda jihadists and operatives were active in the Bosnia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium (notably the Tunisian immigrant Tarek Maaroufi), Britain and Chechnya. Hundreds of Muslim jihadists, some of whom had committed brutal war crimes, were granted asylum in Europe, Evan F. Kohlmann, a well informed American terrorism consultant, writes. “Dozens of suspects were arrested in Spain, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom,” Ed Blanche writes in Jane’s Intelligence Review in August 2001, just one month before the 9/11 attacks. They “were all part of a European network that the authorities have linked to Bin Laden. This was in turn linked to another group of Islamists on trial in the USA on charges of plotting a series of bomb attacks.” “Islamic terrorism in Europe is a deeply rooted phenomenon. Every investigation takes away only a small part of the members and weapons of each cell. Islamic terrorism in Europe regenerates itself contiuously.”
October 9, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As this administration prepares to enter into yet another round of fruitless negotiations with Iran [see, Obama Negotiates With Iranian President But Not Republicans] over its nuke program, the mullocracy in Tehran, especially leaders in the Quds Force [Khamenei’s storm troopers, who answer directly to him] are - in an unprecedented manner - openly mocking Obama online.
As depicted, Mr. Obama is shown wearing what appears to be a Nazi era military uniform, his eyes are dejected and peering down; his hands are clasped behind his head in a supplicating pose of surrender. Behind him is a hazy rendering of Third Reich infantrymen - so identified by their distinctive helmets. They are seated in front of a cropped image of the dome of the U.S. capitol.
The figure overlooking Obama is Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force. Under the phrase, "In the not too distant future" Soleimani is depicted as stating, “One Qasem Soleimani is enough for all the enemies of this country (Iran).”
The metaphor is immediately apparent, the Iranians have no respect for the President of the United States and believe that in entering into negotiations with them, has already surrendered. The imagery is intriguing also, clearly intended to depict America as the new Reich.
“As the Islamic regime tries to put on a new image to lure the Obama administration in easing some sanctions without Iran giving up much of its illicit nuclear program, the revolutionary guards leadership and the Quds Force commander, Qasem Soleimani, are making sure that their message is clear that America is the number one enemy of the State. The new tactic by the regime is only intended to relieve pressure while continuing its nuclear program.
In keeping with past practice, the MSM is avoiding the issue entirely, always eager to protect the imperious Mr. Obama from being perceived by the public for what he is, an incompetent ideologue who is terrified at the prospect of having to take military action to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.
October 8, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Seyyid Qutb, an Egyptian author and educator was, most importantly, the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood’s seminal theoretician. Born in 1906, he wrote profusely on matters concerning the “purification” of Islam, often from behind prison bars. He was hanged in1966 for his role in the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempted assassination of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s second president.
Qutb’s most influential work is a brief but powerful argument for world-wide Islamic dominion entitled “Milestones.” The book has served as the ideological font from which modern Islamic terrorism has sprung. Qutb’s writings have influenced generations of jihadists including the now deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin-Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri; bin-Laden’s second in command, who now heads the terror group. Zawahiri was actually one of Qutb’s students after which he went on to lead the terrorist group Egyptian Islamic Jihad [aka al-Jihad] which is believed by many to be responsible for the assassination of president Anwar Sadat in 1981.
In Milestones Qutb communicates his brand of revolutionary Islam in a very clear and concise manner, perhaps partially as a result of the years he spent in the United States, a nation he grew to hate because of its alleged decadence, especially the openness with which the sexes mixed, for example during college dances, which he found to be “scandalous.”
No one can blame Qutb for his lack of forthrightness in justifying his rationale for imposing Islam on the non-Muslim world through jihad.
“…Islam came into this world to establish God’s rule on God’s earth, to invite all people toward the worship of God, and to make a concrete reality of its message in the form of a Muslim community in which individuals are free from servitude to men and have gathered together under servitude to God and follow only the Shariah of God. This Islam has a right to remove all those obstacles which are in its path so that it may address human reason and intuition with no interference and opposition from political systems…” [source, Seyyid Qutb, Milestones, p. 74, emphasis in original]
Why is this important?
It’s important to understand Qutb’s Islamic fundamentalist extremism because a current advisor to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Mohamed Elibiary, ardently admires his writings to the extent that he was motivated to write a 2006 letter to the Dallas Morning News, extolling Qutb’s Islamic radicalism, suggesting that it would be useful in “improving America.”
October 8, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – One of the sure signs a democrat president is in trouble [a Gallup measured 41% job approval rating for Obama] is when things around the world start spontaneously combusting, exploding or when American military might materializes and then dematerializes in less than 24 hrs.
Such is the case with Mr. Obama’s little spec ops weekend fling, which were comprised of two separate actions:
1. Early Saturday morning U.S. Army special operators conducted a successful snatch and grab operation in Libya, nabbing the long sought after jihadist master-mind Abu Anas al-Libi. Al-Libi has been wanted for his involvement in the October 7.1998 twin terror bombings of U.S. embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.
Al-Libi, despite his presence on the FBI’s Most Wanted list [ Conspiracy to Kill United States Nationals, to Murder, to Destroy Buildings and Property of the United States, and to Destroy the National Defense Utilities of the United States , source, Federal Bureau of Investigation] was living freely in Tripoli for well over a year completely unmolested. It was common knowledge among intel types that he was there. Below from a CNN exclusive published September 27, 2012.
“…Abu Anas al Libi, 48, has been seen in the capital, Tripoli, the sources say, and there is concern that he may have been tasked with establishing an al Qaeda network in Libya. It's unclear whether Libya's government is aware of his presence, or whether it has been approached by Western governments seeking al Libi's arrest…” [source, Tim Lister and Paul Cruickshank , EXCLUSIVE: Senior al Qaeda figure 'living in Libyan capital' , CNN]
We find it very curious that this thug was apprehended at this point in time in the Obama administration, when O’s approval rating just happens to be at their nadir.
October 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - J. Diana West, well known columnist and author, has written a carefully crafted and meticulously footnoted book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on our Nation's Character.” In it she presents her studied conclusion that the United States was under de-facto Soviet occupation during the presidencies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. She deals primarily with the administration of the former and to a lesser degree with that of the latter, as well as analyzing subsequent events. Ms. West provides chapter and verse (and extensive footnotes) on what can only be characterized as the Soviet direction of American war policy. Guilty were not only actual American agents recruited by the KGB (then NKVD) and the GRU (then OGPU), but also the coterie of fellow travelers, collaborators and doltish cadre of “useful idiots.”
Editor’s note: Given the length and depth of Ms. West's book and her impressive treatment of the issues and events with which she deals, the scope of this piece will necessarily be somewhat limited.
As is the case today, those who were aware of the danger facing America from internal subversion largely kept silent. Relying extensively on the declassified (1995) Venona transcripts (which retroactively decrypted Soviet coded “top secret” material between 1943 and 1948); the archives of the Soviet Union offered by General Dmitri Volkoganov (1991), information provided by Soviet defectors and the investigations of other authors, West exquisitely documents her thesis.
Ms. West also chastises the historians of the period and those who followed for whitewashing the issue. Thus, the historical record has been intentionally “sanitized” to hide and/or avoid the overwhelming evidence of a well thought out - and successful - plot carried out by the Soviet Communists to infiltrate the FDR/Truman administrations, despite the voluminous evidence provided by the decoded Soviet dispatches.
In the process, West unmasks these main-stream “historians” as politically motivated apologists.
October 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - When forced to confront the atrocities committed against innocent civilians in the recent terror attack by al-Shabaab at the Westlake Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, the question naturally arises, “how could present-day human beings engage in such cruelty?”
As is often the case, an October 2 article published on Steven Emerson’s The Investigative Project on Terrorism website, Anat Berko, Jihad Tourism, sheds some light on the subject.
Dr. Berko [PhD, Criminology] has conducted extensive research on the matter interviewing Palestinian terrorists serving sentences in Israeli prisons. What she found are, perhaps not so surprisingly, the same type of personality disorders – absent any sense of guilt - which are associated with sociopathic behavior in the West.
During these conversations, Berko, found that typically the jihadists shared these common traits: “…obsessive thoughts leading them to carry out terrorist attacks. They were addicted to fantasizing about an alternative reality, describing their compulsions in metaphors similar to those used by obsessive gamblers and drug addicts. They likened them to "worms" (duda in Arabic) burrowing into their brains and driving them to seek not another game of cards or a fix, but dead Israelis, Americans, Europeans, or anyone else they considered infidels. They did not try to resist their compulsions or consider that their actions might be wrong, because they felt completely controlled and manipulated by the concept of jihad, which dictated their behavior in every sphere of life…”
Though quite helpful in understanding the inner thought processes that can produce human monsters, Berko seems to be a little leery of what seems to be the obvious linkage between Islamic ideology and jihadistic barbarism. Perhaps this is consistent with current trends in criminology, but having little expertise in that area that is conjecture.
October 2, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The mainstream - legacy - media is engaged in a cover up of huge import.
In its reporting regarding Islamic terrorism, a term it uses infrequently, the left refuses to actually describe the horrific atrocities which have become a common attribute of the typical jihadist attack.
It’s a campaign of intentional silence prodded by a multitude of considerations, among them:
The media is largely anti-Christian and oft-times, in a stealthy manner, anti-Semitic, usually clothed in the rhetoric of anti-Zionism, which has become the new code-word.
The fourth estate generally looks upon the Muslim world as misunderstood and Islam’s adherents as the victims of Western imperialism.
The press has adopted the precepts of a pathological multiculturalism to absolve themselves from the necessity of rendering moral judgments such as would be required in reporting uncomfortable facts.
In this manner they have fled the responsibility, as civilized human beings, to condemn the actions of one of their protected groups.
None of this is a revelation to us - we have been engaged in this investigative project for nearly 15 years and we absolutely know the look and stench of jihad. Invoking terror by engaging in medieval methods of torture is integral to the idea of forced submission. Such acts are sacralized within the Qur’an, chapter and verse, amputating feet, hands, legs, arms and the like.
The conspiracy of silence isn’t a new phenomenon within the media...and it's technically not a conspiracy since all the insiders are not only aware of its existence, they live and breathe it.
On March 16, 1984, the CIA Station Chief in Lebanon - William Buckley – was kidnapped by Hezbollah terrorists, knowing that given the sensitivity of Buckley’s high level position his knowledge of clandestine affairs was encyclopedic. Over the next year and a half he was subjected to unrelenting and gruesome routine of torture while his savage Muslim captors squeezed every drop of information that was possible. During these long months video tapes were sent to CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. These tapes left nothing to the imagination as Buckley was shown nude and strapped down screaming from his treatment.
October 1, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – While Kenyans continue to mourn their losses from the Nairobi terrorist attack on a shopping mall by al-Shabaab, Nigeria, on the other side of the African continent, is reeling from an attack undertaken by the Muslim terror group, Boko Haram during which more than 70 college students were gunned down.
Though the incident in and of itself a serious matter, of greater concern is the realization that between Boko Haram in the West [Nigeria] and al-Shabaab in the East [Somali based, but with sorties extending into Kenya], the entire Northern half of Africa is threatened by the Islamic jihad.
The Nigerian massacre took place on Sunday
"Gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram sect members, on Sunday, September 29, 2013, went on rampage in Yobe State in north-eastern Nigeria, killing 78 students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Vanguard newspaper reported. Gujba is about 30 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital…BBC put the number of dead at 50, while Thisday newspaper said 65 people were killed in various attacks both within and outside the college campus….[though]…security forces were still recovering more bodies, with about 1,000 students having fled the campus…the assailants were said to be wearing military camouflage with black bandanas round their heads...The attack came two months after a similar one on students of a boarding secondary school in Mamudo, near Potiskum, also in Yobe State that claimed the lives of no fewer than 29 school children…" [source, Kimeng Hilton Ndukong, Nigeria: Over 70 Nigerian College Students Massacred, AllAfrica.com]
As PipeLineNews.org reported on September 18:
"…The Nigerian government is in complete denial regarding the danger posed by the group, refusing to officially even confirm or deny that the attack took place.
Boko Haram operates from a stronghold comprised of three states Borno, Yobe and Adamawa all of which are located in the North West corner of the country and appears to have been emboldened by its recent confrontations
September 26, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to an exclusive report by Fox News, the Obama administration has allowed hundreds of sophisticated weapons as well as military rolling stock to fall into the hands of Islamic terrorists. “The recent theft of massive amounts of highly sensitive U.S. military equipment from Libya is far worse than previously thought, Fox News has learned, with raiders swiping hundreds of weapons that are now in the hands of militia groups aligned with terror organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood...” [source, Adam Housley, Theft of US weapons in Libya involved hundreds of guns, sources say, Fox News] The theft included over a hundred Glock pistols, a similar number of M4 assault rifles, the most advanced night vision equipment currently in U.S. inventory and top-of-the-line Ground Mobility Vehicles [GMVs] - advanced versions of the HumVee used by U.S. operators.
The effect these weapons are having has been immediate with al-Qaeda affiliated groups now boldly operating out in the open during daylight.
Libya’s borders have reportedly become non-existent as jihadists can now travel to just about anywhere with no fear of retaliation by Team Obama.
September 23, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As PipeLineNews.org has been highlighting now for many years [please reference for example, Emerson Vermaat, The Al-Qaeda Threat From Africa, PipeLineNews.org, May 18, 2010] the threat posed by al-Qaeda linked jihadists has grown exponentially in Africa. “…With 1.2 million Somali immigrants and hundreds of thousands of restive Somali refugees, many Kenyans now fear that the bloody conflict in neighboring Somalia could spill over to their country. Kenya shares a 420-mile porous border with Somalia. In the past Islamic radicals crossed the border undetected. About 11 percent of the Kenyan population is Muslim, most of them are moderates, but there are Islamic courts (or Kadhi’s courts) and these are recognized by the government. Abdulkarim Jimale, a Somali journalist in Eastleigh, Kenya, told Dutch “NRC Handelsblad" correspondent Kurt Lindijer in January 2010 “that wounded Al-Shabaab fighters travel to Kenya to be treated in Kenyan hospitals. They recruit Somali youths in northeast Kenya and Al-Shabaab seeks to pursuade preachers to disseminate their (Al-Shabaab’s) radical message in mosques..." Aside from the Nigerian based Boko Haram Islamic butchers, al-Shabaab [Arabic, Harakat ash-Shabab al-Mujahideen, transltated as the Mujahideen Youth Movement] arguably represents the most serious threat to the fragile governments of the countries from which it operates.
Al-Shabaab is one of many dozen Islamic terrorist organizations associated with al-Qaeda. So common have such linkages become the groups are often referred to as “al-Qaeda franchises,” just like your local McDonald’s [hold the blood and gore sauce please] in form.
September 18, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On September 13, Boko Haram, the Islamic terror organization, ambushed a brigade of Nigeria’s Multi National Joint Task Force killing at least 40 with many still unaccounted for. “…At least 40 Nigerian soldiers were killed and 65 others went missing in a deadly ambush by suspected members of the extremist group, Boko Haram, in the sect’s stronghold in Borno state…” [source, Premium Times] The Nigerian government is in complete denial regarding the danger posed by the group, refusing to officially even confirm or deny that the attack took place.
Boko Haram operates from a stronghold comprised of three states Borno, Yobe and Adamawa all of which are located in the North West corner of the country and appears to have been emboldened by its recent confrontations.
As we noted in an August 14 piece, the Muslim terrorists are so confident of their ultimate victory in Nigeria that they have taken the unprecedented step of warning the United States. “…Boko Haram might well pose the biggest threat in that regard as it recently [upon a very successful campaign of horrific violence] has become even more strident, claiming that it does not fear America. In the mean time it has focused on control or at least disruption of Nigeria’s booming petroleum business.
‘…The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a newly released video, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in different Borno and Yobe communities including Malumfatori, Bama, Biu, Konduga, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, and Damaturu. Close to 100 people including about 14 soldiers were killed in the various attacks; with the latest being in Konduga over the weekend when about 44 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked worshippers in a mosque…We call on you all to repent and come to the ways of Allah. Forget about constitution and accept Shariah. We don’t have socialism, we don’t know communism, we don’t want federalism, but we are Muslims…’”
September 17, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a still developing story dealing with the Benghazi tragedy, the State Department is in the crosshairs due to a blistering critique of both its review of the matter which led to it taking no significant actions as well as State’s failure to act to reinforce security - despite multiple and sometimes frantic requests - by Ambassador Stevens at the Benghazi Embassy, in the days leading up to the terrorist attack.
As Fox’s Catherine Herridge reports: "...The nearly 100-page report concludes that the State Department’s internal…[review process on Benghazi, conducted by],,,the Accountability Review Board, or ARB -- was flawed…the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee alleges the board’s probe was not comprehensive, its interviews were not thorough, and the investigation itself may have been damaged by conflicts of interest.” [source, Catherine Herridge, Pamela Brown, State Department’s Benghazi review let senior officials off the hook, report finds, Fox News] The draft report specifically deals with the Administration’s failure to provide adequate security and the sham investigation which State instituted in what seems another layer in Team Obama’s cover-up of the Benghazi matter.
September 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to Middle East scholar, Raymond Ibrahim, the al-Qaeda linked Syrian "rebels" which Obama supports are engaging in wide scale atrocities, especially towards young Christian women.
As Ibrahim [fluent in Arabic] observes:
"…The degradation of Christian women living in the Islamic world continued in the month of June. In Syria, after the al-Qaeda linked rebel group conquered Qusair, a city of the governate of Homs, 15-year-old Mariam was kidnapped, repeatedly gang raped according to a fatwa legitimizing the rape of non-Sunni women by any Muslim waging jihad against Syria’s government, and then executed.
According to Agenzia Fides, "The commander of the battalion ‘Jabhat al-Nusra’ in Qusair took Mariam, married and raped her. Then he repudiated her. The next day the young woman was forced to marry another Islamic militant. He also raped her and then repudiated her. The same trend was repeated for 15 days, and Mariam was raped by 15 different men. This psychologically destabilized her and made her insane. Mariam became mentally unstable and was eventually killed." [source, Raymond Ibrahim, Muslim Persecutions of Christians: June, Islam Translated]
We evaluate the above in light of last night’s incoherent address by Obama, claiming that the United States had to attack Syria’s Assad government, "for the sake of the children."
September 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It’s no secret that Ambassador Anne Patterson, recently recalled from her post in Cairo, served as Obama’s right hand gal in undercutting the Mubarak regime and then saddling the Egyptian people with the theocratic rule of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Arab world has taken note…
In a piece published today in the English version of the Egyptian news source Al-Ahram, entitled – A Mournful Legacy – Patterson was called to task over her heavy-handed role in destabilizing what was once an American ally, Egypt.
"…A few hours before leaving Cairo for Washington, Anne Patterson…held a farewell party attended by a group of journalists where she expressed her considerable satisfaction with her time in the Egyptian capital…Patterson’s words did not reflect the tense atmosphere that surrounded her in her last few months on the job, particularly during the countdown to the popular upheaval against former president Mohamed Morsi. Patterson had tried to help the Muslim Brotherhood avoid disaster, but she lacked any real vision of how to play a useful role in the political crisis in the country before the big bang on 30 June…the way she meddled in Egyptian domestic politics has caused a lot of problems for American diplomacy, especially regarding how to deal with the dramatic changes that have taken place in Egypt following the ousting of the former regime…"
September 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a breaking development, Frank Wolf [R-VA] today blasted current CIA Director, John O. Brennan, during an appearance on Fox News.
The matter being discusses was a letter sent by Brennan to the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Mike Rogers, responding to numerous requests over the last year to allow the CIA’s Spec Ops assets who where in theater during the Benghazi embassy attack to be made available, without restrictions, to the committee.
The visibly angered Wolf as much as suggested that Brennan was engaging in a shell-game with Congress over the matter and that the Director’s statement, that the CIA had done nothing to prevent the Special Operators from testifying, was untrue.
The Representative continued on, charging that Brennan had been part of the WH team responsible for handling the Benghazi matter from the beginning, suggesting that he was complicit in the affair from the get-go.
September 9, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – There would be numerous complications stemming from any missile strike by the Obama administration against the nation of Syria, all of them bad. But there is one issue on which the media has gone willfully blind; the fate of Syria’s Christian community should Assad be forced from power by the jihadists which this administration apparently wishes to serve as its Hessians.
"…KJL: Are Syrian Christians better off if the U.S. does not strike against Assad?
IBRAHIM: Absolutely. That is not because Assad is a great guy, but because the alternatives — the same alternatives we saw in Libya and Egypt, that is, the Islamists and jihadis — are hostile to "infidel" Christians, a fact with ample doctrinal, historical, and current-affair proof…"
Two specific examples of this Muslim on Christian violence are mentioned in the piece:
"…On his website, Raymond Ibrahim, author of Crucified Again, posts a video of what appear to be Islamic extremists attacking Christian churches in Syria — St. Elias Church and St. Grace Church in the Christian village of Maaloula near Damascus – where villagers still speak Aramaic, the language Christ spoke…"
"…(whatever else Assad is, he is certainly not a persecutor of his nation’s indigenous Christians).."
Turkey however is engaged in that very program. In a dispute with the Turkish government about the ownership of the land under "...the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world, the fifth-century Mor Gabriel Monastery."…That country’s authorities are trying to seize the property, an action that was litigated against by the monastery.
September 9, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The effect that government meddling has had on the educational process has been almost unfailingly negative. In contemporary times, perhaps President Lyndon Johnson’s overly ambitious, ultimately failed idea of building a utopian system [the Great Society] through bureaucratic management might be the place to start if one wishes to trace the pernicious effect that top down regimentation and rule making has had on the learning process.
Adding to the dysfunctions caused by legislative efforts at the federal level have been state and local governmental intrusions. With very few exceptions all of these forces when added together have succeeded in creating the worst of all possible worlds – a highly systematized but failed educratic complex which not only fails to provide the minimal level of instruction necessary to prepare the young for dealing with the real world but instead has made its prime directive the inculcation of children into a rigid and intolerant leftist ideology
Not the least of the negative effects of this vast bureaucracy has been the severing of parental authority and ultimate control matters such as moral teaching. Thus students become de-facto wards of the state, guinea pigs in a grand scheme of creating a society wedded to the idea of equality of outcome rather than equality of opportunity which in the real world has resulted in dumbed-down education and social experimentation.
With this in mind please consider some of the major aspects of this systematized social engineering project.
September 4, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Listening to Barack Obama’s remarks at a joint press conference in Sweden today was truly a jaw dropping experience.
His appearance was the center piece of a club-footed effort by this WH, turning the occasion into a shameless PR stunt while taking advantage of the solemn commemoration of the life of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, which had been held inside Stockholm’s "Great Synagogue."
At the presser, the president likened his on-again-off-again proposed war on Syria with the courageous actions of Raoul Wallenberg.
"Because he refused to stand by, Wallenberg reminds us of our power when we choose not simply to bear witness, but also to act," Obama said. His words invoked the deadly civil war in Syria and Obama's call for a global intervention to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons against his people…" [source, AP, Obama visits Swedish synagogue, alludes to Syrian crisis, Haaretz online]
Raoul Wallenberg was Sweden’s Special Envoy to Budapest, Hungary during the Second World War and is credited with saving the lives of tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis. He was arrested by the Soviets during the Siege of Budapest and immediately carted off to the infamous Lubyanka KGB prison [located in Moscow] where he was most likely murdered [at the age of 35], though exact details of his death have still not been established.
That this was done as the celebration of Rosh Hashanah [Jewish New Year] begins only compounds the offensive nature of Obama’s actions.
September 3, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We are prepared to accept as fact that 1,400 Syrians were apparently gassed on or about August 21, possibly by Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, but much more likely by the opposing "rebels" since killing their own and making it appear to be the work of others is a shop worn tool in their bag of tricks - think Bosnia or HAMAS’ human shields by way of example.
When that many dead bodies are put on display, none of which seem to have sustained traumatic injuries - the type that conventional battlefield weapons cause – it leads us to believe that some form of CBN agent was used to hasten their demise.
Once you heard this covered for one or two news cycles, that really should have been it. Sure you can interview sorrowful relatives and show the stock footage of a shrieking Muslimah, out of her mind with grief over the death of her children, husband, relatives or household pets, but what’s the point?
Ok we got it.
News flash: much of the Middle East is currently in similar turmoil, largely due to the machinations of Barack Hussein Obama. People are dying all over the place, Muslims killing Muslims, Muslims killing Christians, Muslims just wishing they could get their hands on some Jews.
Things are exploding; starting on fire, toppling over…you get the picture.
Yes it’s a mess…
Impertinent question…uhh……do any of the lefties out there still think this snotty punk in the 3 kilo-buck suit with the girlie-man baseball throw is the smartest guy in the world?
September 3, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "Western intelligence agencies believe Syria has amassed sizeable quantities of blistering agents, such as mustard gas, which was widely used in the First World War and in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, as well as nerve agents such as sarin and VX. These chemical agents are designed to be fitted to an array of delivery systems, from Scud missiles to artillery shells."
This quote is from an important editorial article on "Cache and Carry: Syria’s Chemical Stockpile Poses Regional Threat." This article appeared in the September 2012 issue of Jane’s Intelligence Review. It raises the alarm about weapons of mass destruction in Syria and the regional implications. "Syria today is the largest chemical stockpile in our region," Major General Yair Naveh, deputy chief of staff of the Israeli army told Israel’s Hayon newspaper in June (2012). "These missiles can reach every point in Israel, so we must not relax our vigilance."
"Of particular concern to Israel is the possibility that Syria will transfer its Scud-type short range ballistic missiles (SRBM) to Hizbullah," the editors of Jane’s Intelligence Review write. Syria is estimated to have between several hundred and a few thousand Scud-type missiles, including the Scud-D variant based on the North Korean NoDong missile. Those concerns have strengthened with a series of news reports since May 2012, highlighting the possibility that Hizbullah may be in possession of Scud-type ballistic missiles."
Abject and Stalinist North Korea closely cooperates with the equally abject regimes of Iran and Syria. Claudia Rosett recently pointed "to seizures in years past of North Korean goods evidently destined for Syria’s chemical weapons programs." There is "a fat record of North Korean-Syrian partnership in the internationally taboo proliferation of weapons of mass murder – not only chemical, but nuclear."
August 23, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to Fox News, inside sources have disclosed that the U.S. Spec Ops team which would normally be tasked with hunting down and terminating the Muslim terrorists responsible for the Benghazi atrocity has been pulled from its theater of operations.
Targets had already been identified and vetted, but Obama didn’t have the balls to pull the trigger. “Special operators in the region tell Fox News that..Benghazi targets have been identified for months, officials in Washington could ‘never pull the trigger.’…much of the information on Benghazi suspects had been passed along to the White House after being vetted by the Department of Defense and the State Department -- and at least one recommendation for direct action on a Benghazi suspect was given to President Obama as recently as Aug. 7…[as a result]…prison breaks in the country have eroded security. U.S. special forces have now been relegated to a "villa," a stopover for the operators before they're shipped out of the country entirely.
‘We put American special operations in harm's way to develop a picture of these suspects and to seek justice and instead of acting, we stalled. We just let it slip and pass us by and now it's going to be much more difficult,’ one source said, citing 1,200 prisoners escaping two weeks ago. ‘It's already blowing up. Daily assassinations, bi-weekly prison escapes, we waited way too long.’” [source, Adam Housley, Team Involved In Tracking Benghazi Pulling Out, Sources Say] None of the above should surprise anyone who routinely follows national security matters. Team Obama/Morsi continually side with the jihadists while savaging those whose business it is to keep the U.S. secure from internal and external threat, especially those posed by the Islamic jihadists.
August 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Team Obama/Morsi in numerous statements over the past week has clearly indicated its continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope…” [from MB mission statement]
Nice peaceful fellows, don't you think?
Additionally, the administration has engaged in a bizarre display of callous moral equivalency, likening the Egyptian military response to the Brotherhood’s violent jihad with unprovoked attacks by these same Muslim Brothers and their supporters, on the Coptic Christian community. So far this terrorist activity has resulted in the closing of over 50 churches of which at least 40 have been burned.
We note that even when tepid remarks are made by this administration regarding the genocide which is being carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood against not only the Egyptian, but the dwindling remainder of the Middle East’s Christian community, are always followed by expressions of outrage over the supposedly unfair treatment of the single most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth, the Ikhwan [Arabic for the Brotherhood].
What follows is a sampling of the administration’s remarks regarding what is obviously a full-fledged civil war in Egypt between general al-Sisi’s military government and the country’s revolutionary Islamic jihadists.
Of particular interest, troubling evidence has been presented suggesting that the MB is allied internationally with similarly motivated groups such as the Libyan based Ansar Al-Shari’a, a group alleged to had been conducting high-level planning sessions with now ousted Mohammed Morsi regarding the 9.11.12 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. [see, Raymond Ibrahim, Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and Obama Administration, CBN News as republished by the Middle East Forum]
From the Dept. of State’s press gaggle, 8.15.2013:
“…MS. PSAKI: Well, we’ve been clear, and this has consistently been our position, that all parties, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, who we have been in touch with, and – but Deputy Secretary Burns met with representatives of when he was there just two weeks ago. So all parties includes the Muslim Brotherhood. It includes members of the government. And certainly, not only are high-level officials on the ground, but the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary and other members of the Administration have been in touch with representatives of all parties…”
August, 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Ebru Umar is a Dutch-Turkish columnist and vocal critic of Islam. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and now writes for the Dutch newspaper “Metro.” Her predecessor was Theo van Gogh who was murdered in November 2004 by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan admirer of Osama bin Laden. About one month ago, on July 19, Ebru Umar called the Muslim prophet Mohammed “that dead guy” (“die dooie gast”). She writes that in the past fifteen years religious lunatics multiplied in Turkey and that these people “worship the book of a man who died centuries ago...that dead prophet Mohammed is even more dead than Atatürk.”
Shortly after the publication of her column Ebru Umar received more than 2000 death and other threats via Twitter. It was, as she later wrote “a tsunami of tweets.” Many of these threats were issued by second or third-generation Turkish immigrants. In a Dutch TV program Ebru Umar complained about the “Islamization of the Netherlands.” “Why do these young guys take sides with Turkey and not with the Netherlands? “They grew up in Holland and not in Turkey, yet grammatical errors abounded in their tweets,” Ebru Umar said. In another column she referred to the originators of all those death threats as “Netherturkishstan.” “Just because I observed that both gentlemen (Mohammed and Atatürk) were dead. How disrespectful for me to do so!”
In an article in the liberal Dutch newspaper “NRC Handelsblad” Miss Umar wrote that she was struck by the fact that the teenagers and kids who threatened her knew a lot about Islam. Who were their teachers? Their Islamization in a country where more and more people are no longer religious is remarkable, she writes.
We know that radical Muslims frequently burn down churches of Coptic Christians in Egypt. They abduct and rape their daughters, forcing these defenseless girls to convert to Islam. But Muslim immigrants also threaten Coptic Christians in Europe, especially if these Christians are very critical of the anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Muslim Brotherhood. Recently, they issued death threats against a woman named Monique Samuel, whose father is from Egypt. Three young Dutch-Moroccan males forced her car to stop and intimidated her on July 28. They said that she offended their prophet Mohammed. The next day she appeared in the Dutch TV talk show “Knevel & Van den Brink” (“KB”), emphasizing that she did not hate Islam and Mohammed. “I am threatened because I am critical of the Muslim Brotherhood,” she said. “That’s why people now think I am an Islamophobe.” “I do not despise the prophet, on the contrary, I admire his wisdom.” “Hi, Muslims, you want me dead, but you are really dear to me.”
August 19, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Last month marked the 17th anniversary of the loss of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, New York. All aboard perished. TWA Flight 800 , a suspenseful and well researched documentary was presented on cable television on the anniversary of the event. The film was produced by physicist Tom Stalcup and Emmy award winning journalist, Kristina Borjesson. Dr. Stalcup was a PhD candidate in physics at the time of the event and has spent the past 16 years investigating the crash.
The film's credibility is enhanced not only by the impeccable credentials of Dr. Stalcup but also by the testimony of six whistle blowers who broke their silence, each of whom was intimately involved in the investigation. At the end of the documentary Dr. Stalcup is filmed speaking to an audience of relatives of the victims where he offered them the opportunity to petition federal authorities [presumably DOJ] for a re-opening of the case.
The film conclusively debunks the conclusions presented jointly in 2000 by the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).Their conclusion, which was intended to be the politically correct final word, was that the tragic event had been caused by a spontaneous explosion in the aircraft's center fuel tank that had somehow been ignited by something unspecified. The competing theory has always been that the airliner had been brought down by one or more surface to air missiles.
The documentary makes it clear that the role of the FBI Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office, James K. Kallstrom, was to smear the missile theory as totally mistaken and to thoroughly discredit and demonize those who held it, despite whatever credentials or contradictory facts they brought to bear on the controversy.
Consider the below testimony:
“To sum up, Mr. Chairman, we have a number of significant investigative, scientific and analytical initiatives which we hope to complete within the next 60 to 90 days and, to date, the FBI's exhaustive investigative efforts have not uncovered any evidence that the destruction of Flight 800 resulted from a criminal act. I thank you for your time and I would be happy to answer questions from the Committee.” [source, Testimony of James K. Kallstrom before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation July 10, 1997]
August 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Let's get this out of the way first; we not only support, we applaud the long overdue "heavy handed" treatment being dished out by the Egyptian military as it attempts to crush the main directorate of the hated, terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.
Thus we are on board with a full scale military response against the Ikhwan, which is both an enemy of the Egyptian people and a proven threat to the world. Understanding the MB's ideology is easy, read its defiant, jihadist motto:
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu Akbar!"
That seems unambiguous. It's a triumphalist declaration of war against the non Muslim world. We ask you, what government on earth could possibly co-exist alongside such an organization?
What grounds are there for "compromise," a word much overused by the left? On that matter perhaps you should consult with the president, who seems to still be in the Ikhwan's corner.
Fortunately, as Americans are now starting to learn, our legacy media considers itself to be members of the president’s press office.
As a result there is no task too degrading or servile as long as it promotes the agenda of this WH. Right now the administration’s toadies at the NY Times, Washpost, LA Times and the network talking head pretend news broadcasters are furiously engaged in their latest project, to support Team Obama’s efforts to rescue the MB.
For the record, most of these people couldn't give you a single fact concerning the MB's ideology. They just don't care because, in their smug leftist outlook they just know better, even if they know nothing, which is often the case.
Let there be no doubt, Morsi was Obama's man, a policy made clear by his dim witted ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, who has been running interference for her boss and pulling the strings so as to leave as few fingerprints as possible.
Boko Haram might well pose the biggest threat in that regard as it recently [upon a very successful campaign of horrific violence] has become even more strident, claiming that it does not fear America. In the mean time it has focused on control or at least disruption of Nigeria’s booming petroleum business.
"…The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a newly released video, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in different Borno and Yobe communities including Malumfatori, Bama, Biu, Konduga, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, and Damaturu. Close to 100 people including about 14 soldiers were killed in the various attacks; with the latest being in Konduga over the weekend when about 44 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked worshippers in a mosque…We call on you all to repent and come to the ways of Allah. Forget about constitution and accept Shariah. We don’t have socialism, we don’t know communism, we don’t want federalism, but we are Muslims…"
Team O might take note that Shekau openly states that his mujahideen insist on nothing less than a fully Shari’a compliant national government and they don’t care that slightly more than half of the country’s population are Christians...
August 13, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – President Obama is fleeing the Middle East, forced by the hand of the terrorist organization which he claims to have killed, al-Qaeda.
From the early days of Obama’s first term, he has gone to great lengths to narrowly define the “threat” - you know, the one where things spontaneously combust, people explode or "man made” disasters occur without cause - as being vested solely in the actions of a single stateless organization.
For purposes of clarity what we have been referring to since 9/11 as al-Qaeda is the Islamic terror group led for so long by Osama bin-Laden and which was responsible for bringing down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, incinerated 3,000 American civilians and seriously damaging the Pentagon 12 plus years ago.
Since al-Qaeda has since inspired numerous franchises around the world - all ideologically linked but sovereign in their decision making ability, it might be helpful to understand that when not specifically referring to one of these offshoots by name, al-Qaeda should be understood as being the original group, the one led by Osama bin-Laden, now deceased. If one finds the need to split hairs the parent organization can be called al-Qaeda Central [AQC].
The newer offshoots are easy to differentiate, since they tend to identify themselves as operating out of a particular geopraphical location. Thus AQC is not the same organization as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, despite similar aims and ideologies.
Not so oddly, the factors motivating al-Qaeda to mount its murderous attacks remain unexamined; the process mystifies official DC.
On the surface, to these amateurs - who would get away with none of this sleight-of-hand if the drone media were even half awake - this must have seemed clever at the time. It allowed Team O to permanently side-step the nasty kernel of truth at the center of the matter, that the “enemy” was not merely represented by a single or even multiple groups or individuals but rather defined by an ideology, violent and pre-violent Islamism. It also served to blur the uncomfortable truth that the never ending expansionist warfare in which the West is immersed is grounded in the cement of Qur’anic chapter and verse and sanctioned by a 10th century interpretation of the Shari’a.
To the gatekeepers of the inner flame, the response has been boilerplate…c’mon folks move it along, nothing to be seen here.
The president’s entire game plan hinged upon a single event, the killing of bin-Laden and subsequent declaration that, minus its leader, al-Qaeda had been totally devastated and was no longer a factor.
It was of little consequence inside Obama’s brain trust, that at the time when Binny assumed room temp - thanks solely to Seal Team Six, the entire Spec Ops community, and yes the enhanced interrogation of GITMO terrorists which took place during the GW Bush administration, he was no longer even really running the organization.
[Editor's note: Yes gentle readers, we are aware that the president's "official" vacation doesn't begin until Saturday, though sometimes it's difficult to separate his "normal" golf laden schedule, from that of his frequent vacations. We simply fast forwarded - using journo license - a few days to make a point. Hope this clarifies the matter.
August 7, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - We couldn’t help but notice two coincident but unrelated news items yesterday.
1. Surprise, Mr. Obama has departed DC once again, jetting off on another of his countless vacations - strutting like a rooster off the WH grounds. He did of course look very cool…icily so.
His appearance though is of no relevance to his job, which we understand is being President of the United States and the Commander in Chief. Might have to check on that to be sure though because half the time the spike faced Valerie Jarrett seems to "be in control here" [suggestion, Google Alexander Haig and Richard Nixon].
Perhaps Mr. Obama and Jarrett are interchangeable?
Ok, not going there.
So as the president briskly departed [he is so athletic and lean isn’t he?] from the office of the people he was - per his usual MO – wearing ultra-chic shades. It would be surprising if they cost less than a thou, though we have not independently verified that..
The question remains, and will hopefully be answered here in due course…are those chi-chi spectacles sunglasses or are they opaque blinders and consequently dense as lead?
This, though a quick toss off line, implies a very serious question - is this president clinically blind to reality? Does he live in such a cocoon of adoration and splendor that he might not be aware that the globe - due in large part to his policies – is on fire? That America, whether he likes or admits it or not, is at war…or at least recognize that our enemies are at war with us?
August 6, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] has once again sought to prevent an expert on Islam from speaking in a public forum.
CAIR was infamously identified as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in court proceedings during the 2008 trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development:
"…Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 post prosecution decision arising out of the Holy Land case, was very clear in associating CAIR with Hamas, "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing,
CAIR is Hamas in an expensive suit and a pasted on smile...at least for now in the West.
The program which CAIR is successfully pursuing is enforcing the dictates of Shari’a [Islamic law]. Under the Shari’a criticism of Islam is a major offense, on the same scale as blasphemy, which is punishable by death depending upon the circumstances.
July 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews. org – The deliciously salacious aspects of Anthony Weiner’s now not-so-private-life are impossible to avoid, plastered across the spectrum of broadcast news. This emphasis appeals mightily to the prurient interests of MSNBC’s drone core demographic far more effectively [not to say entertainingly] than a high speed car chase followed by the requisite crash and burn fireball.
We have touched [sorry] on the topic of Ms. Abedin’s fixation with sidling up to the seat [this is getting weird] power, but wish to expand [uhhh…last time, honest] upon it a bit.
1. Weiner dude is a pathetic person, we pity him, perhaps the best he can expect at this point.
2. Ms. Abedin is very closely linked [through familial ties] to Egypt’s terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, It’s of note that the group’s leader, Mohamed Morsi…victim of a military coup d'état] is now ensconced in a dank cell next to the now comparatively moderate Hosni Mubarak [whom Morsi tossed in the slammer]. The universe does not operate without a sense of ironic humor it seems.
3. Abedin hitched up with Hillary in the mid nineties, has not been seriously vetted despite her serving essentially as an Assistant. Secretary of State. To our knowledge no one has seriously pursued the exact circumstances which these two met and drew so close to each other. Looked at from a skeptical but entirely reasonable perspective, Hillary and Ms. Abedin’s relationship is far more authentic a marriage than their legal pairings with, respectively, ex-president Clinton and the Weinerdude.
4. Thus Abedin had extraordinary access to national security information which would have normally called for the full FBI Monty. Having gone through such once, I can attest that these folks are firmly pleasant and very thorough…yes guys I still prefer size 10 ½ classic wingtips, though on occasion I do lust after the Zuckerbergian Silicon Valley high level executive standard of Stefano Bemer footwear. Yes, they remain superbly crafted despite the recent passing of the company’s found - his lifework, the custom shoe shop, continues to chug along in the hand-crafted Italian tradition of exquisite leather work.
July 24, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews. org - According to Representative Frank Wolf [R. VA], what we have long suspected - that the CIA, apparently with full knowledge of Barack Obama - blocked what would almost assuredly be an almost automatically triggered rapid response [SpecOps, not meaningless gestures] to the Benghazi terrorist attack. [Note: embassies are very real extensions of the sponsoring governments, they are inviolate under international law:
"...an embassy or consulate represents a sovereign state. International rules do not allow representatives of the host country to enter an embassy without permission --even to put out a fire -- and designate an attack on an embassy as an attack on the country it represents..." [source, U.S. State Department website]
Thus the full dimensions of Team Obama's now faltering effort to suppress the truth regarding this matter.
As the Wolf presser states:
"...In today’s question(s) about what happened in Benghazi, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) asked:
...According to an excerpt of the new book Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, which was published in this month’s Vanity Fair magazine, on the night of the attack, Ambassador Stevens made several calls for help after reaching what he believed was a safe room on the consulate compound. Some of those calls were made to “nearby consulates.” Assuming the authors are correct, the government should have the phone records from that night. Which foreign consulates did he call? How did those consulates respond?
If Stevens was calling foreign consulates, did U.S. officials in Tripoli or Washington call any allies with assets in Libya to help respond to the attack?
Did the Pentagon contact any NATO allies with military assets in the region that could have provided assistance that night?
Given how close many of our European allies are to the Mediterranean, wouldn’t they have planes or response teams stationed in locations in or nearby the region that could have been mobilized upon request from Washington?
And speaking of force posture, what have we done to ensure that if another incident were to happen this September 11 that we’re prepared to respond?
The Congressman is now well into a week of posing daily questions to the Obama administration, with no or minimal apparent response, as part of the widening probe into the Benghazi affair continues..."
Today's statement is Mr. Wolf's seventh in an ongoing series designed to hold this administration to account. BenghaziGate looms more menacing every day. Those with first-hand knowledge have been forced to sign non-disclosure forms, betraying a clear intention by Team Obama to deny those with intimate [and most likely incriminating] knowledge of the Benghazi tragedy from exercising their First Amendment rights and more importantly, the American people the [most likely incriminating] truth.
July 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – A language war is being waged at the highest levels of the national security apparatus, throughout government as a whole and in a much more general and all encompassing sense, throughout the West. The non-governmental institutions which have been targeted in this clandestine conflict are those - which define and create our way of life, our civilization.
Realizing that these represent the soft underbelly of a republican democracy they are under furious assault by the neo-Marxist left and their unholy revolutionary allies, the jihadists.
The concept is not a new one, control the language, control the parameters within which dialogue is possible...control the narrative, control the culture..This relationship is widely known within the fields of social science and cultural anthropology.
Antonio Gramsci [a 1930s era Italian Communist theoretician] championed and further developed these theories. His writings reveal extraordinary perceptual insight into how customs, language, religion/belief structures etc., might be forcibly changed, pushed as it were in a direction that the culture would not normally have taken under its own inertia.
In his way of thinking, if the culture wasn't friendly to a particular ideology [in his case, Marxism] then one could employ certain techniques to make the proletariat recognize its existence as an oppressed class and then create an awareness of its supposed role in society and the miserable plight of its status in life. It was thought that the "workers," so indoctrinated would welcome and become foot soldiers in the revolution. The institutions chosen for radical transformation include legal and judicial systems, legislative bodies - especially those at the top rung in the food chain [in America this would be the House of Representatives and the Senate], the entertainment industry, the educational aristocracy, religious organizations and the mass media by way of example.
Metaphorically, this is Texas No-Limit Hold’em being played with the highest stakes imaginable, the future of the U.S., Europe and the democratic Far East which all are at risk - a single misplayed hand having the potential of bringing total, absolute and perhaps permanent obliteration of secular republican democracy.
July 11, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeBombNews.com - Well, well, well...for some reason the GOP's aristocracy is currently pushing Jeb Bush - Jebby - as the future of the Republican Party.
Now Jeb Bush is such an insignificant, lightweight dufus that he really doesn't deserve much in the way of expenditure of words. However we would like to provide one insight into his real politics which we haven't heard much of in any media, let alone the MSM.
Witness the unspeakable travesty represented by the trial of Mr. George Zimmerman, who in our opinion is being maliciously prosecuted, goaded on by the Bobbsy Twin criminals, Mr. Obama and his lunatic DOJ side-kick, Eric the Red..
Though we have not had the stomach to follow this case in any great detail - sorry we plumb ran out of barf bags the last time we saw John Boehner attempt to speak intelligibly - it's clear that rather than being prosecuted, Mr. Zimmerman should never had charges of any kind filed against him, let alone murder.
We do feel genuinely sorry for the family of the deceased Trayvon Martin; there is no way to avoid calling the entire matter a tragedy, as is the violent death of any young man cut down on the verge of adulthood. Unfortunately young African American males are falling in unprecedented numbers – often at the hand of an insidious thug culture, pumped up by the race pimps, Hollywood lefties, the educrats and their ilk.
But now Ms. Nelson has blasted through the line of propriety in her unconstitutional rulings regarding additional charges against Mr. Zimmerman that may be considered by the long suffering jury.
This set of instructions is designed for a number of reasons:
1. She is bending over and allowing Obama and Holder to violate her in the same manner that she is now violating Mr. Zimmerman's rights.
2. This is a face-saving gesture, an attempt to convict the defendant of something...anything... this viscous judge wants her pound of flesh.
3. She is attempting to satisfy the apparently insatiable Black racism which has loomed over these proceedings. It should go without saying that this is a complete disservice to the overwhelming majority of America's African American community which does not require "protection" from people like Mr. Zimmerman. The inherent racism of Nelson is in play here also, she has already made up her mind on this case and she seems to be unwilling to settle for anything less than a public hanging of this poor defendant. Her decision has been rendered solely on the basis of color – though both Mr. Martin and Mr. Zimmerman are ethnic minorities. Oh...we forgot, the NY Times has counseled us that Zimmerman though Hispanic, is a WHITE Hispanic, whatever the hell that means. To them Zimmerman is simply WHITEY as the matter is reduced to the most disgustingly base racialism.
July 8, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Does anyone hear the eerie sound of music playing?
Did anyone happen to notice that the Count, standing in front of His full-length mirror could not see his own reflection?
That Count - Mr. Obama our president - The One He Has Been Waiting For – and his entire administration, not simply content with coddling Muslims – the latest demonstration being his not-so-terribly-successful meddling in Egypt’s the Muslim Brotherhood - is determined to steer around the First Amendment and strangle free speech vis a vis any discussion of Islam.
A recent, DOJ - sponsored presentation last month in Manchester, Tennessee demonstrated this point, intending to create a chilling effect on any discussion as to the negative aspects of Islam…of which there are many.
On June 4 the Department of Justice at the invitation of the American Muslim Advisory Committee (AMAC) spoke to an overflow audience at the above referenced community meeting. DOJ labeled the event, Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society.
The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, William C. Killian was joined by Special Agent in Charge of the Eastern Tennessee District, Kenneth Moore.
July 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It was in October 1943 that a young Jewish woman named Franceska Mann grabbed the pistol of an SS-officer and shot him dead. This happened near one of the gas chambers of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz. Not all Jews were willing to enter the gas chambers without resistance or protest. In October 1942, SS doctor Johann Paul Kremer witnessed the gassing of nearly 1600 Jews from Holland. But three Jewish women refused to enter the gas chamber begging for their lives, Kremer wrote in his diary. They were shot dead.
My new book "Auschwitz – Eindstation van de dood" ("Auschwitz – Final Destination of Death") was published in Holland in April this year. I wrote a paragraph on Franceska Mann who killed SS-officer Josef Schillinger as the SS tried to push a group of women into the one of the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
One of the Dutch Auschwitz survivors I spoke with was Ernst Verduin, a Dutch Jew from Amsterdam born in 1927. He was deported to Auschwitz in September 1943. Upon arrival in Auschwitz-Birkenau he was first "selected" for the gas chamber, but managed to leave the "gas chamber group" and join the group selected for slave labor. "An SS officer protested loudly, but I didn’t care," Verduin told me at the end of February 2012. "I later learned that the SS wanted to avoid panic and that I wasn’t the only one who switched from one group to another." "I already knew about the gas chambers of Auschwitz when I was still in the Nazi concentration camp of Vught in the Netherlands. An SS officer named Franz Ettlinger who was stationed at that camp told me about it. Ettlinger had previously been stationed at Auschwitz, so he knew exactly what was going on there."
Frans Goedhart, a courageous Dutch resistance leader, was also in Vught. He, too, received information about the gas chambers of Auschwitz – from another source, though. He managed to escape and published a lengthy article about "(Nazi) concentration camps – where the Nazis practice their ideas" in "Het Parool" on September 27, 1943. It was the very first article on this subject in Holland! Part of Goedharts remarkable article mentioned the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Het Parool was an illegal underground newspaper during the Nazi occupation of Holland and founded by Frans Goedhart himself. It had a circulation of about 40,000.
Auschwitz was indeed the "final destination of death." From all over Nazi occupied Europe trains with Jewish deportees arrived at Auschwitz. More than one million Jews were killed there. Upon arrival, most deportees were immediately "selected" for the gas chamber, the others were "selected" for slave labour. Many of those selected for slave labour died from starvation, exhaustion and disease. These "selections" were usually carried out by SS doctors such as Josef Mengele and Horst Thilo. Mengelealso conducted so-called "medical experiments" on women, children and twins. Jenta-Jehudit Feig, a Jewish survivor, later said that she saw how Mengele had removed a still beating heart from a female body.
Members of the Polish and Jewish underground reported about what happened in occupied Poland and Auschwitz. These reports also arrived in London where the Polish government-in-exile was located. These reports were not always taken seriously by the British and American governments. However, in 1942 and 1943 more and more British and American newspapers began to write about Nazi atrocities and the genocide of the Jews. The New York Times, for example, reported on August 27, 1943: "More than 3,000,000 killed in Hitler dominated lands." And the BBC Home News Bulletin accurately reported on July 9, 1942: "Jews are regularly killed by machine gun fire, hand grenades – and even poisoned by gas." Mass executions of Jews did indeed occur in the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and the Nazi occupied parts of the Soviet Union. Jews had also been gassed in Auschwitz and in so-called gas vans.
July 3, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Well, well, well…seems like Barack Hussein Obanma’s fat little Muslim terrorist bitch Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest. He was overthrown today by the Egyptian military.
Warning: this piece contains adult language, if this offends you, please leave and don’t come back and by all means please do not read on lest ye be offended mightily.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
How this will eventually shake out is impossible to know, we so far we have a few snap judgments.
1. Obama and his UN Representative Designate Samantha Power have a lot of ‘splainin’ to do. Morsi’s presidency was forced on Egypt by Obama, he is responsible for the extant Egyptian conflagration.
Neo-Marxist Obama Confidante Samantha Power: Unfit For Duty
2. Sam Power, what can we say – please refer to our long form piece published just today - Neo-Marxist Obama Confidante Samantha Power: Unfit For Duty - this woman is nothing but a belligerent neo-Marxist ideologue. She should now immediately withdraw herself from consideration as UN Rep. She is an incompetent, inexperienced know –know-it-nothing. Hell send here back to Harvard, they deserve her. And babe, don’t count on the modeling gig, those pipecleaner legs are not to die for.
3. Counter revolutions take their own course, Egypt is in the hand of the military now and we hope they exercise their power wisely, judiciously but with full vigilance. We do not want to see another reign of terror.
4. We suggest that every ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt be arrested, tried and hanged for treason in Tahrir square. Mr. Morse should be volunteered to test the rope. No trial for him, summary execution is what he richly deserves.
5. We further demand from Holder’s DOJ that every single Muslim Brotherhood affiliate in the U.S. yes we all know who they are, should similarly be held for investigation of possible insurrectionary activity…without bail.
6. Congress had better stop fucking around and start the impeachment process, this president must be forced, peacefully and lawfully from office – charge? – high crimes against the American way of life. However the JCS should have already placed U.S. forces on high alert despite that breaking protocol, they may need to take a page from the Egyptian military’s playbook if push comes to…
7. Note: NSA and whom or whatever entities have been surveiling us for at least the last 10 years we wish to clearly state – WE ARE IN NO WAY SUGGESTING, FOMENTING OR IN ANY WAY ORGANIZING TO ENGAGE IN ANYTHING WHICH IS CONSTITUTIONALLY PROHIBITED. WE ARE COMPLETELY NON VIOLENT JOURNALISTS, CALL OFF THE DOGS BECAUSE WE HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. WE HARBOR NO INSURRECTIONARLY THOUGHTS AND WOULD NEVER SUPPORT SUCH A MOVEMENT.
8. The destabilization of Egypt, Libya, Syria should properly be placed at the feet of Mr. Obama, his hand puppet Joe Biden, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, not to mention Jimmy Clapper and his band of double talking ass-clowns
9. ALL MB affiliated American mosques should be boarded up, have their records seized and have their leaders placed under protective detention.
10. All American mosques now deserve full scrutiny by LE, of course operating within current legal confines.
A Baker's Dozen Reasons Why, In Her Own Words, Powers Should Be Rejected By Congress
By WILLIAM MAYER, BEILA RABINOWITZ CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE
July 3, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As the NYT has it, "...Michael B. Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, said in an interview that Ms. Power, a journalist and academic who has written and spoken widely about human rights abuses, had a deep understanding of Israel’s security issues and sympathy for its concerns..." [source, Mark Landler, Choice for U.N. Post Gets Israeli Vote of Confidence, New York Times, June 7, 2013], thus betraying Mr. Oren's apparent hostility to the very Jewish state he supposedly represents here in the U.S.
First rule of journo 101, if it originates in the NYT, it's likely barely disguised propaganda offered at the feet of The One, perhaps by way of propitiation in hope of keeping Barry's NSA drones at least outside of striking range.
Oren can't possibly be unaware that Power is merely the latest hard left, hateful anti-Zionist ideologue and laughably "intellectual," academician which this criminal administration has trotted out, this time offering her as the president's choice for the critically important leadership role of representing U.S. interests in that den of thieves otherwise known as the United Nations.
We therefore have no idea exactly what or whose interests Oren represents, but they are adamantly not those of Israel.
If confirmed, by no means a clear thing - fortunately as of this writing - she will undoubtedly fit in well with the tyrants, homicidal maniacs and other anti-American totalitarian despots inhabiting that den of iniquity.
However, don't feel forced to accept our judgment, simply read along with this woman's already widely known and published body of work and then make your own determination.
Rather than quote from random works, we call front and center, Exhibit A if you wish, a long-form feature type posting published on March 3, 2003 by the New Republic entitled, Force Full
Actually as read now, this piece is nothing but an embarrassing, decidedly non-scholarly public display of rage against the United States, its foreign policy, alleged colonialism, use and projection of military force and...well you get the picture.
These minor inconveniences aside, this 3,500 word stream of consciousness anti-American rant reveals this woman's real perspective, one offered ten years ago and thus well before she hooked up with Mr. Obama.
Let her own words serve as the indictment:
1. Idolatry of the cult of "liberal progressivism."
"…When I think of the '90s…[the] United States wanted American power to defend human life, but only on the condition that we hold the Americans, hold the power, and, in the end, hold our principles…"
2. Advancing the canard of that the U.S. is a hegemon – possibly Red China’s favorite anti-U.S. pejorative.
In Power’s skewed world view, America is – to use David Horowitz’ coinage – "The Free World Colossus," invulnerable militarily and using its unchallenged supremacy to support dictatorial "right wing" governments around the world which would then be goaded in creating, training and arming "death squads" whose job it was to brutally suppress the democratic will of the people, stifle dissent and in extreme cases topple defiant leftist regimes such as that of Chile’s Salvador Allende and Iran’s Mosadegh – both of whom were communists - via a policy of "termination with extreme prejudice."
"…Liberals resisted black-and-white characterization [rather, seeking] nuance]…torn by the dual impulses of protecting human rights on the one hand and restraining U.S. hegemony on the other…"
3. A fully developed rabidly totalitarian ideology disguised, at best, as a fanatical devotion to extreme "progressivism."
Power justifies all of this using an hidebound argument which is grounded on quicksand…one which paints a not so rosy picture depicting her genuine contempt for the country in which she has - despite its evil intent - managed to eke out a rather comfortable living at the top of the food chain.
"...Now that Bill Clinton's invisible hand has been replaced by George W. Bush's iron fist... the question today is whether the United States is structurally capable of using its tremendous power for the good of others."
"...Some in his [GW Bush's] administration even realized [the duality of] American strategic and economic interests was both false and unsustainable. The world and the United States were more dangerous places if...AIDS went untreated, and corporations exported human rights abuses that were outlawed at home. There would be blowback..."
Uh...blowback like 9/11/01? Apparently we had it coming for being committed to liberty, freedom and willing to defend it with American blood.
Regarding treatment of AIDS, Bono the "progressive" [yet apparently quite religious] front man for the Irish rockers U2 - according to Fox News, likened AIDS to the disease of leprosy spoken about often in the Bible.
Bono said, "I am here to thank the American people for that…And I also want to thank the evangelical community for that, because it wouldn’t have happened without their leadership, because they, like myself, pestered George Bush and the administration, who actually deserve praise for starting this out."
Imagine that? No, it really did happen – GW Bush committed over 9B dollars to this effort, far more than the combined total of all contributions by other nations. Power should have been aware of this, after all it was one of the centerpieces of his January 2003 State of the Union address…well before Power Full was penned.
4. Liberalism uber alles; in a section which asserts the moral superiority of liberalism and the need for moral relativism.
"… the Bush administration has issued an unprecedented pledge to promote human rights... [it] has exerted its power in the most illiberal ways.. without the liberalism, without the humility it requires in acknowledgment that none of us possesses absolute truths...."
"...In offering moral advice…the Bush administration has been too self-assured...Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you're with us, or you're with the terrorists..."
And this is a logically unjustifiable postion because?
"…Critics of U.S [policies were transformed into]....opponents and competitors become enemies...by 2002 the checks…counted on to rein in a president's militant moralism had vanished..."
6. In a rather chilling section Power sees American service casualties as a check against American "excesses."
"The one thing guaranteed to reduce legislative deference to an overzealous executive is American casualties. But, thanks to U. S. technological supremacy, the American soldier seems to have, very nearly, grown immune.."
That statement is so outrageous and morally bankrupt as to be instantly disqualifying for the position to which Power now aspires.
7. More moral equivalency, this time the U.S morphs into the fascist inspired and at the time, Saddam led, Baath Party. Power as an alleged academician should be well aware of the Nazi roots of the Baath Party and if she isn't, well then let's just say she should acquaint herself with the facts before making such harmful charges against the U.S.
"...The French, we noted, often seemed unable to distinguish the Republican Party from the Baath Party..."
And we should care what the always cantankerous French think because?
Powers supports or supported at the time, the, "…International Criminal Court (ICC)..[the]...Kyoto Protocol...the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty... Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, the land mines ban, and other international treaties--the United States came to be seen less as it sees itself (the cop protecting the world from rogue nations) than as the very runaway state international law needs to contain..." All of these deprive the U.S. of its sovereignty.
Subjecting America to the tender mercies of banana republics harboring ill will towards us is simply incompatible with the corpus of not only American, but Western law, as constituted since at least battle of Runnymede which led to Magna Carta and English Common Law.
8. Assertion of leftist orthodoxy as the "solution" to every difficulty facing the U.S.
"...But the biggest flaw in the U.S. appamented unilateralism. It is something much harder to cure: its a la cartism.."
9. This statement followed by a list of supposed American sins.
"...the CIA-assisted coups in Guatemala, Chile, and the Congo; the bombing of Cambodia…[and] support for right-wing terror squads in Latin America…"
"The United States will not subject itself to the jurisdiction of the ICC, so only it will decide whether it has violated the Geneva Conventions as it bombs Iraq. American officials are reportedly abusing Al Qaeda detainees or "rendering" them to countries where they will be tortured.."
Yes the Water Boarding bugaboo must be invoked, despite the fact that it led directly to the killing of Binny in Pakistan.
10. Jumping at every possibility to show the U.S. as the cause of global unrest, tyranny and pain, we have Power casting the U.S. as Nazi Germany.
"…much anti- Americanism derives from the role U.S. political, economic, and military power has played in denying such freedoms to others…showing that American decision-makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors. When Willie Brandt went down on one knee in the Warsaw ghetto, his gesture was gratifying to World War II survivors, but it was also ennobling and cathartic for Germany. Would such an approach be futile for the United States…"
We must assume then that Obama’s constant supplication is viewed as prescriptive relief.
11. In the next paragraphs Power puts forward a completely nonsensical and frankly ridiculous methodology whereby foreign policy becomes bogged and weighted down by a Rube Goldberg contraption of supposed checks, balances and holding to account. "Unilateralism," is deemed intrinsically immoral, thus sovereignty is no longer a key objective. "...And the American approach must cease its reliance on gratuitous unilateralism.. giving up a pinch of sovereignty will not deprive the United States of the tremendous military and economic leverage it has..."
Massive cognitive dissonance?
12. The old hard left shibboleth - Bush is Satan personified.
"...Genuine liberalism must supplant the liberal-sounding nationalism of today. A la cartism undermines America's ability to do what it wants when it wants. The United States has thus far lost its campaign to persuade its allies of the merits of preemptive war with Iraq not because of the dearth of smoking guns. Few who oppose the U.S. attack do so because they disagree with Bush's characterization of the Iraqi regime. Most do so because of what they take to be the character of the U.S. regimes..."
13. She concludes, perhaps having run out of negative adjectives, metaphors, corrosive cattiness and the like?
Not on your life.
"…the best argument for marrying power and principle is that power exerted in a unilateralist, morally selective, ahistoric, unprincipled fashion is not simply harming foreigners; it is gravely undermining U.S. security. The terrorists will thrive in a sea of anti- Americanism. That sea will not be drained by adding another $46 billion to the U.S. defense budget.."
The specter of Binny’s bullet ridden body does not comport with such an interpretation,
"...Embedding U.S. power in an international system and demonstrating humility would be painful, unnatural steps for any empire, never mind the most potent empire in the history of mankind. But more pain now will mean far less pain later..."
Yes, by all means, subject American citizens to the whims of people who hate us because of, not despite of, our liberty and freedom.
ENOUGH! - or as Dr. Savage might phrase it, "I can’t take this anymore…"
Power's representation of the United States as the single cause of world disorder is absurd. So, rather than recapitulate what has heretofore been stated, let us consider a few indisputable truths:
The United States, from its inception, has been a miracle unrivaled in world history. Never has a nation with the power to dominate the globe in a very concrete way ever shied away from doing so. Not only have we refrained from exerting our power in an imperial manner akin to that of Rome, the United States has made a gift to the world of our concept of republican democracy backed by the will to defend this cherished legacy borne upon the wings of liberty and freedom with our most precious commodity, the life blood of our children.
We challenge Samantha Power to name a single country which has given so much of itself, with no expectation of repayment.
A single example should suffice to prove that point.
Under the administration of FDR we gave, as part of a program called "lend lease," approximately 650 B [adjusted for inflation] during this period to our European allies.
This was done to preserve the light of freedom on the Continent during very bleak times. In this protracted conflict the U.S. suffered 670,000 KIA, with double that number seriously injured or wounded. At the time this loss of life was approximately equal to losing 1 out of every 100 adult American males. This means that in a normal residential community containing perhaps 10,000 people, hundreds of families would suffer the ultimate sacrifice of losing their sons and daughters.
As one must be aware, battle injuries are the worst type imaginable. Bodies are completely shattered, limbs blown off, faces burned beyond recognition and similarly horrific injuries. Medical care was nowhere near current state of the art. Medical evacuation was iffy, dangerous and often proved futile.
Though extremely costly in terms of life, the United States preserved and paid in full the cost of securing freedom for millions of people who would today being living under the yoke of tyranny if it had not been for our selfless action.
The monetary cost of the tools of warfare which we needed to prevail greatly exceeds 1T dollars.
Ms. Power, through our actions, we successfully defended the Free World. We sincerely hope this might assure you that we are indeed a noble nation, founded upon ideals which are timeless.
Abraham Lincoln was correct in stating the following during the U.S. Civil War.
“...Fellow-citizens, we can not escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth...”
Ms. Power, our generation cannot forfeit it's historical destiny either. We are hereby urging you to withdraw immediately as a candidate for U.S. Representative to the United Nations. Confirmation of your nomination would be antithetical to the values upon which our country was founded. Your antipathy to this country runs counter to the promotion of American interests.
Do the right thing and withdraw now. It's the only proper course of action given your expressed contempt and disdain for the United States and everything it stands for. Your holding of a position as representative of this country would be a travesty of the highest order.
This writer is reminded of an example, told and re-told dozens of times.
A French gentleman recently inquired of an elderly visiting American, "why should we as free French citizens, heed your advice on anything?"
To this implied insult, this not so ugly American almost whispered in a hushed tone, "Why not ask my father, he is here right now?" Looking around and not noticing anyone accompanying the American, the Frenchman quickly retorted, "So where is your father, that I might ask him?"
The American replied, "as I said he is here right now," and pointing Westwards towards an especially lovely and peacefully green meadow, littered with 9,000 white crosses he simply added. Sir my father is burried in this cemetary and it is here where he will forever rest.
He gave all that he had for you and your countrymen, he was cut down on an overcast day just like today in June of 1944, at the age on 22 by a Nazi machine gunner. He could only be identified by his dog-tags.
June 25, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In what can only be called an improbable turn of events, Steven Emerson’s emotionally charged film - an indictment of Islamic jihad/radicalism as well as the Shari’a - was selected as "Best U.S.A Documentary on a Political Subject," at the very presigious New York Film Festival.
This is really kind of mind blowing, given the reality that works which are perceived as being contra liberal never get much of a look, if any, at these "festivals," which usually feature film after film depicting America’s alleged "crimes," from colonialism through Zionism with a little "institutional" racism and burning crosses thrown in for leavening.
So it is especially noteworthy that Grand Deception, which is so in-your-face politically incorrect, especially in a country eager to contort itself into a near pretzel shape in order to cater to the tender sensibilities of our Muslim brothers and sisters, was so honored.
"Using undercover recordings, court exhibits and interviews with front-line law enforcement officials and Muslim experts on radical Islam, the 70-minute film focuses on the Muslim Brotherhood and its penetration in the United States. The objective was to juxtapose what Islamists say about terrorism among themselves against what they say for public consumption, Emerson said during a red carpet interview at the New York screening. "The other issue, of course, is to empower and to give a venue to genuine moderates who really reflect a moderate point of view of Islam who aren't given the empowerment they deserve because they are basically vilified by these radical groups who don't want their stage taken away from them."
We congratulate Mr. Emerson for being singled out for this honor. You have and continue to be a tireless [not to mention fearless] researcher who has devoted his life to educating the public as to the danger posed by creeping Shari’a and jihadist ideology.
June 18, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – To read the headlines it’s like "surprise we are going to war…well kinda," against Syria’s Assad regime.
It seems that Mr. Obama’s is still busy, further complicating his disastrous foreign policy by moving on Syria in a way which could quickly develop into a major disaster. If this news constitutes a revelation to any serious national security wonk, or even someone simply interested in diplomacy then they had better not quit their day job.
Actually the U.S. has been arming the Syrian "rebels" since at least the tenure of now-deceased Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, actually, even before Stevens was elevated to the rank of ambassador.
A brief listing of the coverage PipeLineNews has previously provided, which are pertinent to the subject at hand:
The outing of some of the contestants and details in this formerly covert but poorly hidden operation has, instead of clarifying the matter, muddied it. Most importantly it ignores this conflict’s raison d’etre - the ancient war between the Sunni Muslims and those of the Shia sect
The Saudis want to establish a Sunni beachhead in Syria as a check against potential Iranian expansionism. This policy, from the Saudi viewpoint is a wise strategic move and one can see the merits which would accrue to such a presence - were Iran to permit it, which is highly unlikely.
June 17, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – While Team Obama and his allies in the media are furiously denouncing Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle blower [whom the DOJ is presumably considering extraditing from wherever he might be holed up] it continues to ignore Julian Assange, quite probably the greatest national security leaker in U.S. history.
Assange and his wiki coalition of left-wing net saboteurs have so far released over 2 million secret national security documents – actually the total count is probably quite a bit more.
Yet, three years after the fact, Assange is conducting business as usual…out of the Ecuadorian Embassy located in London!
Yes, not only do the Feds know where this clown is, they could probably leave him a message at the embassy’s switchboard. So little does Assange fear extradition by the U.S. DOJ, he is trying to form a political party from his sanctuary!
The truth is that Obama has no intention of going after Assange - you see, most of the leaks were designed to embarrass previous administrations [especially that of GW’s] not his and thus we believe he is actually down with the program - knowing what we now know about the brazen criminality of Mr. Obama’s administration
Yet oddly, after this massive and extraordinarily damaging data dump, criminal charges have yet to be filed. After what we must assume is a three year investigation no serious effort, to our knowledge, has been made to extradite him.
He does not appear on the FBI’s most wanted list either. As a matter of fact a search of the FBI website reveal NO reference to Julian Assange – there are a few reference to Operation Assange [odd name huh?] which deals with a conspiracy to defraud or at least breach the security of PayPal.
June 12, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – An-Najah National University in Nablus is notorious for it's 'Sbarro Cafe Exhibition' a walk through glorification of one of the most despicable act of Islamic terrorism ever committed against the people of Israel.
The 2001 attack was perpetrated by HAMAS which targeting the popular Italian restaurant killed 15, 7 of which were children. An additional 130 casualties were recorded, many with devastating battlefield type injuries…shattered limbs, sucking chest wounds, third degree burns, disembowelment…the entire gamut.
In joyous commemoration of this atrocity, students at an-Najah University, located in Nablus - HAMAS central - constructed a walk through replica of the Sbarro Café’s entry way, complete with a Italian flag bunting which framed the opening to the restaurant.
Inside were graphic references to the violence of the day, large pools of fake blood replete with numerous body parts.
This monstrous "exhibit" was constructed apparently with full approval of an-Najah’s then president, Rami Hamdallah.
Perhaps as a reward for his steadfast embrace of Islamic jihad, outgoing Pale president Mahmoud Abbas appointed Hamdallah on June 2 to form the new government.
For the record, Abbas is a Jew hating Muslim fanatic, his PhD dissertation?
"The Other Side: the Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism."
June 11, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The spotlight caused by the deaths of 4 Americans [Ambassador Chris Stevens and three special "operators"] and the destruction of our "diplomatic facility" in Benghazi, along with her obvious intent to run for her party’s nomination in 2016 have kept Hillary Clinton’s name in the headlines for months, with no real end in sight.
Yet her poor judgment in Benghazi - and dozens of other matters which have passed across her desk at State, for example the outrage of permitting Cuba to rejoin the OAS – have demonstrated a level of general incompetency which is breathtaking even for this administration.
As a result, Hillary is unfit for any office, let alone the one oval shaped one in the big white mansion.
In defense of this charge, consider some of the evidence.
Just a few days after the terrorist attacks in Benghazi , Hillary and the president appeared together in a advertising clip aired on Pakistani television. In that "public service message" they apologized to the Muslim world for an amateurish home-made video - "Innocence of Muslims" – claiming that it was this stunningly awful work of an amateur which was the sole cause of the Benghazi bloodbath.
They also promised that the person responsible for the video would be punished, which he indeed was, landing him - Mark Bassely Youssef – in the slammer, oddly not for making the video [which of course would be unconstitutional…at least under the current understanding of the First Amendment] but for a parole violation.
He remains imprisoned as of this writing – his real crime?
June 4, 2013 - San Franciso, CA - PipeLineNews.org - California Senate bills [SB] 47, 374, 396, 53, 108, 293, 299, 567, 683 and 755 and, on the Assembly side we have [AB] 48, 169, 180, 231 and 711 are all part of a concerted totalitarian move by CA lefty [read Democrat party] legislators whose ultimate goal is to ban and then confiscate all civilian held firearms in the state.
No, not for great grand father’s 150 year old Civil War musket which he carried through many campaigns, ditto for uncle Joe’s 100 year old, well worn, lever action deer rifle, a family heirloom.
No, not for Barbie Smith and her diminutive Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver which she bought solely to defend herself against a violent and insanely jealous former boyfriend who is already subject to a restraining order but ignores it.
No, not for retired LE officers.
Ditto for servicemen returning from multiple tours of duty overseas.
No, not for the small business owner who regularly must carry a significant amount of cash to the bank.
And certainly not for grandma Sally, who though 78 lives alone in a high crime neighborhood and has had her home burglarized twice in the last three months.
No guns for you, for any reason.
You can’t be trusted and the mere presence of firearms in this state is seen as a mortal threat by the legislators who are as of this writing, seeking to turn California into a police state.
Did they expect to be greeted with parades and rose petals?
It seems that the neo-Marxist Dems in Sacto have taken a page out of Nancy Pelosi’s playbook and are moving with breathtaking speed while they control both houses of the State Legislature, the Governorship and nearly all of the high state elective offices, to ram this legislation through right now before conditions possibly change
We are talking over a dozen bills, below from the NRA-ILA analysts:..the scope of this legislation is frankly, staggering. “…Senate Bill 47 (Yee) expands the definition of “assault weapons” to BAN the future sale of rifles that have been designed/sold and are equipped to use the “bullet button” or similar device, requires NEW “assault weapon” registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other “assault weapons” restrictions. SB 47 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.
Senate Bill 374 (Steinberg) expands the definition of "assault weapons" to BAN the future transfer of allsemi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines (including those chambered for rimfire cartridges), requires NEW "assault weapon" registration, requires registration of ALL those semi-auto rifles that are currently possessed to retain legal possession in the future, and subjects these firearms to all other "assault weapon" restrictions. SB 374 passed in the state Senate by a 23 to 15 vote.
June 3, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Moroccan criminal gangs in Amsterdam and Antwerp are heavily involved in smuggling cocaine, the Dutch TV news program “Brandpunt” recently reported. This cocaine originates from Latin America.
Latin American cocaine bosses discovered that it relatively easy to smuggle cocaine to Europe via the huge port of Antwerp. Belgian authorities do not have the manpower to check all the containers from Latin America.
Last January, the Amsterdam police tried to arrest a Moroccan criminal, but he jumped into one of Amsterdam’s canals and managed to swim to the other side. The water was icy cold then. Suddenly, shots were fired, but not by the police. Moroccan criminals are killing other Moroccan criminals, both in Amsterdam and Antwerp – gang wars between rival groups about who will be in charge of the lucrative cocaine smuggling operations between Antwerp and Amsterdam. Yesterday’s juvenile frequent offenders from immigrant neighborhoods in Amsterdam and Antwerp are today’s seasoned and well armed criminals. These Moroccans spend lots of money in nightclubs, own Rolex watches and very expensive cars. Yet, they usually receive welfare money.
At the end 2012, four Moroccan drug criminals in Amsterdam’s “Staatsliedenbuurt” who were driving a black Range Rover were targeted by other criminals who aimed their AK-47 machine guns at them. Two criminals managed to escape, the other two – the nephews Said el Yazidi and Youssef Lekhorf, were killed. The killers did not even hesitate to shoot at the motorized police when they (the police) followed their stolen car.
May 29, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – Janet Napolitano, of DHS infamy, is all atwitter at the prospect of manufacturing firearms made out plastic through the use of 3-D printers and appropriate working blueprints.
A national security bulletin issued by DHS on the plastic pistols [called Liberators] as revealed by Fox News stated in part:
"Significant advances in three-dimensional (3D) printing capabilities, availability of free digital 3D printer files for firearms components, and difficulty regulating file sharing may present public safety risks from unqualified gun seekers who obtain or manufacture 3D printed guns…" [source, Jana Walker, Homeland Security bulletin warns 3D-printed guns may be 'impossible' to stop’]
According to Nappy, the technology is so fraught with peril that she is raising the hue and cry in hopes of spurring legislators into enacting another useless statute to control what isn’t a problem, the prospect of printers spitting out plastic AR even marginally equivalent to what can be bought in gun stores across most of the U.S. [CA, NY, etc., no guns for you] is remote at present.
Long term, no legislation can possibly contain the spread of groundbreaking technology.
3D printing is by no means a secretive process and more and more items can be made in this fashion, with ambitious plans to construct entire buildings or automobiles within possibility.
Regardless, despite the promise [for good or ill] of the technology this obviously shouldn’t be a front burner issue within the national security establishment.
May 23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A few months ago, on February 18, the body of 43-year old Mostafa Talaie was found in the tranquil Dutch city of Oisterwijk. He had been stabbed to death at around 10 clock p.m. It was already dark then. Mostafa Talaie was an Iranian asylum seeker in Holland whose application for asylum had been granted just three days before his unexpected death. He was on his way to the asylum seekers center in Oisterwijk, a city in the south of Holland and was murdered just a few hundred meters away from the center. Initially, Mostafa had been accommodated in an asylum center in the northern province of Friesland. Mostafa was also a Muslim convert to Christianity and a frequent churchgoer in the Frisian village of Burgum. The Dutch police still do not know who killed him but the most likely candidates are radical Muslims in Holland.
Mostafa knew that he would be sentenced to death in Iran if the Dutch authorities would have decided to reject his application for asylum and if he would have been deported to Tehran. Mostafa’s reformed church pastor, the Rev. Marco Buitenhuis, told me recently that Muslim converts to Christianity have been subjected to violence more frequently than other asylum seekers. Other Iranian converts to Christianity assured Rev. Buitenhuis that the brutal way Mostafa was killed "pointed to an Iranian hand." "It is recognizable and it has to with Mustafa’s conversion to Christianity," they told him.
"Iranian Christian asylum seekers who were in the same asylum seekers center as Mustafa have been threatened by Muslim asylum seekers from Afghanistan," Rev. Buitenhuis says. "They told them that it is allowed to spill the blood of Christians. Both Afghans and Iranians speak Farsi." "I know that an Iranian asylum seeker who is a member of my church has now gone into hiding because he is scared that he is no longer safe here. Mind you, these people flee to Holland hoping to find peace and security here, but once they convert to Christianity, they don’t feel safe anymore." "Especially Iraqi and Afghan asylum seekers do not accept it when a Muslim decides to convert to Christianity. Three Iraqi Christians who were baptized in own church were confronted with hostility and violence in the last two and a half years. The most recent case was the beginning of this year." "This has been reported to the police, but we don’t hear from them."
May 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – There is a YouTube video floating around, there are probably dozens of others, which records a "successful" da’wa pitch. Successful in the sense that both the non-Muslim who is being proselytized and the Islamic gentleman doing the conversion both believe it was a valid expression of Islamic faith, depicting a non-Muslim rejecting his membership in the Anglican Church, the Church of England.
Below, the video
The organization which is carrying out this aggressive conversion program is called DawaIsEasy. To supplement the numerous videos being featured, dialogues have been prepared to aid the effort of minting shiny new Muslims.
That these dialogues are purposefully dialectical, deceitful, immensely disrespectful of the targeted Christian [or Jew, or atheist or Druid for that matter] and his free choice of a religion is beside the point.
The issue is ALWAYS the same, coerce a forced recitation of what we must assume is the proselytist’s understanding of the Shahada – the Islamic statement of faith and a sign of conversion.
May 16, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing the FJP are once again fanning the flames of violence as Nakba Day [day of the catastrophe] approaches. “…the 65th anniversary of the of the Palestinian people’s worst plight… the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) reiterated its full support for Palestinians’ right to liberate and recover their territories from the evil of Israeli occupation, stressing the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and their homeland as a sacred and historic right…FJP rejected all heinous plots being hatched against the Palestinian people to force them to give up more of their rights or their lands…The FJP paid tribute to the Palestinian resistance, calling on all Palestinian factions to close ranks and complete the historic march of honorable struggle, united in the face of their enemies.” [source, FJP on Nakba Day: No Land Exchange, No Palestine Right of Return Compromise, Ikhwanweb] The “catastrophe” is a catch-all phrase used to foment violence against Jews and the state of Israel over the myth that the “Palestinians” are a homogenous people who were forcibly removed from their land by the Israelis during the 1948 war.
The fact is that the lands which is currently occupied by the so called Palestinians are in actuality, the Biblical kingdoms of Judea and Samaria.
The “refugees” who live in this area have intentionally been kept destitute by the Arab world which uses these impoverished people as political pawns in pursuit of the Islamist goal of the destruction of Israel.
May 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Ok, it's clear now to anyone who happened to watch more than a few minutes of Wednesday's testimony by State Department officials before Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that Team Obama has, to use the vernacular, lied its ass off in an effort to cover-up the Benghazi affair.
However perhaps the most important question - aside from investigating the actual terrorist attack on the Benghazi compound by elements of Ansar al-Shari'a - remains unanswered...why on earth was J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya in the first place?
At the time of his clandestine arrival, Benghazi was one of the strongholds for the rebels - i.e., jihadists attempting to overthrow then dictator Moammar Gadhaffi.
Stevens had not yet been named as an ambassador [his tragically short ambassadorial career spanned a little over 90 days from June 7, 2012 to September12, 2012].
So why was he there?
Stevens arrived in the dead of night, ferried to Libya in a commercial Greek cargo ship, a very unusual way to enter a country if one's purpose is to begin a high level diplomatic assignment.
Below, an account of the circumstances surrounding Steven's mysterious arrival, courtesy of the State Department Magazine:
"The story of how the agent got there began in February when the large catamaran ferry Maria Dolores eased into the rocky harbor at Valletta, Malta. Her passengers included American diplomats, who had hurriedly evacuated after conflict erupted in Libya and their safety and security could no longer be assured in Tripoli. Over the next two months, these same diplomats joined the international effort to support Libya’s revolution and march toward democracy and freedom.
"...By early April, with Benghazi firmly in rebel hands, a dozen intrepid U.S. diplomats equipped with armored vehicles and communications gear set sail from the same port, passing Valletta’s ancient harbor fortress and cruising into the blue Mediterranean beyond the breakwater. The Libya of April was a dramatically changed place from the Libya of February."We arrived April 5th," recalled the expedition’s leader Special Envoy Chris Stevens. "It was difficult to get there at the time. There weren’t any flights. So we came in by a Greek cargo ship and unloaded our gear and our cars and set up our office there..."
Front and center at this event will be an exploration of exactly what transpired during the September 11, 2012 jihadist attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
To a degree some of the information which will be presented is already widely known among the handful whose business it is to follow national security developments.
For example, a piece we published on November 11, 2012 [see House Hearings: Obama's Failure In Benghazi] outlined the testimony, also before the Issa Committee, by State Department professionals which clearly demonstrated that the Benghazi Embassy was left essentially undefended prior to September 11 [despite constant please from embassy personnel, including the American Ambassador, Chris Stevens] and then abandoned after the attack commenced, leading to needless loss of life as well as a major blow to the image of the United States' military prowess.
"...Four witnesses were called to testify under oath.
Ms. Charlene R. Lamb, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State
Mr. Eric Nordstrom, Regional Security Officer, U.S. Department of State
Lt. Col. Andrew Wood, Utah National Guard , U.S. Army
Ambassador Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management, U.S. Department of State
There is one common thread which connects the testimony of these individuals, three of which are high ranking State Dept. officials.
All four of them testified that security at Benghazi was almost nonexistent, in the face of a constant threat posed by the political instability in Libya, post the overthrow and subsequent death of Muammar Gaddafi, the country's long-time dictator.
Regarding constant threats, the Heritage Foundation Foundry Blog assembled a revealing time-line demonstrating that before the September 11 deadly attack there were at least 12 serious security incidents relating to the embassy.
For example, a partial listing:
" April 6: IED thrown over the fence of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi...May 1: British Embassy in Tripoli is attacked by a violent mob and set on fire. Other NATO embassies attacked as well... June 6: A large IED destroys part of the security perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Creates hole “big enough for 40 men to go through...”
April 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Monday, the 29th, Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei delivered opening remarks as Iran hosted the "Islamic Awakening, Ulema Conference." The event was held in Tehran.
His 3,600 word speech was devoted to an analysis of what has come to be called the "Arab Spring."
We note two major themes of the Ayatollah's address:
1. Khameinei views as being very positive for the spread of Islam, the multiple Muslim-led revolutions which are taking place in the Middle East and North Africa in that they have the potential of starting the process of establishing the world-wide caliphate: "...Today the subject of Islamic Awakening, which you will discuss in this conference, tops the list of the issues of the Islamic world and the Islamic Ummah, an amazing phenomenon that will result in the re-emergence of Islamic civilization - for the Islamic Ummah and then for all of the world - in the not too distant future providing that, with Allah's permission, it stays healthy and continues..." The turmoil in these Muslim [and also in his eyes, "pre-Muslim," countries] is caused by a revolutionary form of Islamic ideology which the Ayatollah views as being the correct interpretation of Qur'anic scripture, in that it is aggressive, uncompromising and is geared towards global domination. "...This is the first sign of the political and revolutionary events in North Africa and the Arab region on a global scale, which itself is a harbinger of greater truths that will come to pass in the future..."
"...The dimensions of this auspicious awakening are widespread and mysterious, but what was witnessed of its immediate outcomes in a few North African countries can make hearts confident about the great and amazing outcomes that will be achieved in the future..."
April 25 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews org - Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are playing a nefarious role in the Middle East and elsewhere, even though these Arab states are publicly supporting the United States. They also strongly support the Muslim Brotherhood and even more radical so-called Salafist groups in Syria and other countries. Radicalized citizens from Saudi Arabia, Syria, the UAE and the Gulf states were involved in terrorism or Al-Qaeda operations. Al-Qaeda leader and 9/11 plotter Osama bin Laden had a Saudi background, so had eight of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers. One of the four suicide pilots, Marwan Al-Shehhi, was a student from the UAE who moved to Germany in 1996. A Syrian Al-Qaeda operative in Spain played a role in preparing the 9/11 attacks. Very recently, two Al-Qaeda militants who planned to derail a train were arrested in Canada. According to media reports one of them was a Tunisian named Chiheb Esseghaier and the other one was Raed Jaser, a Palestinian with citizenship in the UAE.
The Al-Nusra Front in Syria openly declared itself to be a branch of the notorious Al-Qaeda in Iraq. About 500 to 600 young Muslims and Muslim converts from Europe have now joined the Al-Nusra ranks hoping to die as a martyr. If they do not die in Syria, they will return to Europe as well trained and hardened terrorists who will pose a very serious security threat indeed.
Terrorism expert Bruce Riedel claims that Al-Nusra “gets crucial support from the Al-Qaeda core in Pakistan.” “Al-Qaeda leader Al-Zawahiri issued a public call in February 2012 in which he urged ‘every Muslim and every free and honest person in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon to rise and help their brothers in Syria.” “At least one senior member of the Al-Qaeda Shura Council in Pakistan has traveled to Syria to further coordinate plans and operations with the core hiding in Pakistan.” “One estimate suggests that as many as 5000 foreign fighters have gone to Syria.” Among them are so-called holy warriors (Mujahideen) from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Palestine, Lebanon, Australia, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Kosovo, Chechnya, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq. Not only does Al-Nusra want to “liberate” the whole of Syria, but also do they plan to wage jihad against Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. They pose a direct security threat to Israel, especially if they would succeed in getting control of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Al-Nusra is believed to receive money and weapons from the Arab Gulf states and Saudi Arabia. Fox News recently quoted a commander of one of the smaller Syrian opposition groups who blames Qatar, “saying the oil rich Gulf state directs its backing to rebels with a more Islamist ideology.” Qatar “has emerged as one of the strongest international backers of the rebellion against Syrian president Bashar Assad,” Fox News reported. However, “some rebel brigades complain they are left out in the cold from the flow of money and weapons, sparing rivalries between secular and Islamist groups.” Although Qatar denies that money and weapons have been sent to the most radical Islamist Al-Nusra Front, there is no doubt about it that this group is very well armed, trained and financed.
The same happened in Libya in 2011, by the way. A former American defense official quoted by Daniel Greenfield in Frontpage Magazine criticized the Qatari role in Libya when cargo planes with arms shipments from Qatar and the emirates could not be interdicted by NATO planes. “Nobody knew exactly who they were,” the official said about the rebels supported by Qatar and the emirates. “The Qataris are supposedly good allies, but the Islamists they support are not in our interest.” “In Egypt, Qatar has been a strong backer of President Mohammed Morsi, a veteran of the Muslim Brotherhood,” Fox News says.
Qatar’s increased influence in Europe
Oil rich Qatar is promoting Islamist causes in Europe, too. Qatar is currently financing so-called “social projects” in the poor immigrant neighborhoods in major cities in France, Italy and Greece. Most of these immigrants are Muslims. There was a row in France over Qatar’s intention to poor cash money into the restive and troubled suburbs of Paris, the so-called “banlieus.” The French government led by Socialist President Francois Hollande quickly announced it would also invest in the project. “At the heart of the controversy surrounding the fund lies widespread French suspicions over Qatar’s soft-power intentions in France’s disadvantaged banlieus, home to a significant number of France’s estimated 4-6 million Muslims,” FRANCE 24 reported. FRANCE 24 is a leading French TV channel. “There is something going on. Nothing is Free, that’s for certain,” French Middle East expert Karim Sader told FRANCE 24. “We’re tempted to link the funding for the suburbs to Qatar’s Islamist leanings, given the countries role in financing the Arab Spring Revolutions and the Muslim Brotherhood,” Sader said.
April 23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - During yesterday's State Department briefing, the subject of a recent attack in Nigeria by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram was addressed by Patrick Ventrell, Acting Deputy Spokesperson, in a manner indicative of this administrations twisted thinking regarding terrorism perpetrated by Muslims.
According to Mr. Ventrell, Islamic jihad is caused by government's not addressing long festering local social problems. State's thinking on this is dangerously simplistic in that it implies that absent societal grievances, jihad would not exist.
Below, some of the operative text of yesterday's exchange, see State Department Presser, April 22, 2013. Q. "...But 200 people have been killed in an attack in Nigeria, and this is really the latest in a string of recent attacks related to Boko Haram. Are you concerned that there’s been really an uptick in violence in recent months? And is the U.S. still supportive of President Jonathan’s posture that Boko Haram is a group that can be negotiated with?
A. "...Well, thanks for the question, Guy. The United States does condemn the violence that took the lives of so many innocent civilians in Baga Borno state. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of those who died or were injured as a result of these attacks. We support the Nigerian authorities in their efforts to bring the perpetrators of violent acts to justice, and stress the importance of respecting human rights and protecting civilians in all security responses. So we urge all parties to refrain from reprisal attacks..." Sure Mr. Ventrell, this weasel worded response [a condemnation it is not] to the killing of over 175 villagers in Baga Borno state, Nigeria will strike fear in the hearts of the Boko Haram butchers.
But Ventrell wasn't done making the case proving State's ineptitude...
April 22, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This piece is going to piss a lot of people off.
The truth has a nasty habit of catching up with those who deny reality, so on the 15th, a "mass casualty" terrorist attack came to the cradle of the American Revolution, Boston.
How surprising, the bombers are Muslims...and hail from Islamic terror central in Russia's North Caucuses, Chechnya.
Re Chechnya, a bit of history for the stooge scribes in the MSM, especially the NY Times and the boobs who man the desks at AP. "On September 1, 2004, a group of Chechen terrorists took hostage and two days later murdered at least 335 schoolchildren and parents in Beslan, a town in the Russian republic of North Ossetia. The atrocity focused world attention on Chechnya. The Russian government used the event to reiterate its arguments that Chechen terrorists and foreign jihadists supporting them have ideological, financial, and operational ties with Islamist terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda. Although President Vladimir Putin and top Russian security officials provided evidence of links between Chechen fighters and Al-Qaeda, European politicians and mainstream Western journalists focused instead upon the Russian army's brutality and dismissed Putin's claims as an attempt to gain sympathy in the West and deflect criticism of Russia's handling of a nationalist insurgency..."And... "...Over the last decade, Islamist terrorists have co-opted the Chechen cause as part of a global jihad. Umar Ibn al-Khattab, a Saudi native who became the leader of the foreign mujahideen in Chechnya, said, "This case is not just a Chechen matter but an Islamic matter, like Afghanistan..." [Lorenzo Vidino, How Chechnya Became A Breeding Ground For Terror, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2005 edition] Enough said, the Muslim terrorists in that godforsaken country are driven by the ideology of political Islam which is, in turn, justified by Qur'anic scripture. This is not some off-the-cuff remark by someone who dabbles in the meaning of Islam's holiest of texts, no, it is taken directly from the lips of jihad's major practitioners and theorists such as Ayman al-Zawahiri [please refer to Exoneration, his 2008 treatise on jihad] who relied upon a fatwa issued by Nasir al-Fah, then Saudi Arabia's chief cleric, which justified the use of WMDs as a legitimate form of jihad. This lends credence to the belief that if given access to nuclear weapons that they would then be used against Western targets as part of a holy war to establish the caliphate.
Thus, as interpreted by far too many Muslims, taken literally the Qur'an is a revolutionary work meant to inspire and justify the imposition of Islam, at the point of a sword if need be, on the non-Muslim world.
Let's conduct a thought experiment.
What if on the 15th, instead of high explosive devices, a chemical, biological or radiological weapon was employed, perhaps a small suitcase or tactical nuke?
April 18, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Demonstrative of the basic reason why al-Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups have quickly regrouped, after having been defeated in Iraq - a weak central governing authority, Nigeria which has seen thousands of its citizens butchered by Boko Haram, is attempting to implement an amnesty arrangement with the group. "...Nigeria's federal government has set up a special inter-agency committee to discuss the possibility of granting amnesty to members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram..."If amnesty is eventually considered as an option, the committee is also expected to make recommendations regarding the modalities to be employed in handing the amnesty," a top official of the presidency said...The meeting was called to discuss the increasing activities of the sect, which has killed over 3,000 people since it started its armed campaign in 2009..." [source, Nigeria considers amnesty for Boko Haram, African Manager, African news website]The Muslim terrorist group is an al-Qaeda affiliate and has been savagely brutalizing Nigerian citizens for nearly 5 years. The list of atrocities committed by its members is horrifying, even by African standards where machete attacks are so commonplace that they no longer even rise to the level of "news" on that continent.
Of course the Nigerian people have not been consulted on this matter, we have a suspicion that such a decision would have little support.
April 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - At 2:50 today [EST] two bombs were detonated along the route near the end of the Boston Marathon. The explosions occurred several minutes apart.
As of this writing 2 people are dead and over 86 injured.
Unconfirmed reports stated that a "foreign national" is being guarded at an undisclosed Boston hospital.
Police have surveillance video of a man with a backpack placing bombs in trash cans.
Today is also a local holiday in Boston known as "Patriots Day."
On April 12th 2012 the Muslim pharmacist from Boston, Tarek Mehanna,was sentenced by a federal court in Boston to 17 and one half years in prison for conspiring to provide aid to al-Qaeda. Mehanna is thought to have conspired with Ahmad Abousamra who is believed to have received military training during several trips to Pakistan. He has since, gone to ground, and is among the FBI's Ten Most Wanted individuals [see, http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/alert/ahmad-abousamra/view].
Perhaps not, as a huge campaign by Muslims and leftists demanding his release has been ongoing since his arrest. At this point in time it is pure speculation, but if the bombings turn out to be the result of Islamist terrorism there is a great likelihood that they are linked to the efforts to free Tarek Mehanna .
April 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - While this administration is knee-deep in stirring up domestic unrest, intentionally, many may not realize the potentially devastating product that such callous and indifferent manipulation and stoking of long-held hates and grievances may produce.
Witness what is on daily display in the North of Africa where long standing tribal/ethnic disputes have been exacerbated, then exploited by Islamist forces in an effort to impose Shari'a on a people unwilling to accept it voluntarily.
In the extant case we are referring to Boko Haram [Jama’atul Ahlis Sunnah Lid’ Awati] and its increasingly gruesome campaign of terror in Nigeria. This is not a problem which is localized, but rather is widely occurring across the span of the continent, even in nations which are overwhelmingly Christian, such as Kenya where nearly 90% of the population is non-Muslim.
The topic itself [brutal Islamist violence] is seldom covered in the Western press. It's viewed as being toxic because it directly challenges one of the neo-Marxist left's core beliefs - that all cultures and societies are of equal moral stature.
If reported at all domestically, the reports are sanitized in an effort to protect the left's version of its sensibilities. They certainly want no part of advancing the idea that these African butchers are morally depraved and what they do is pure evil. "[the]...Sunday Tribune learnt that the gunmen killed many students of Monguno Secondary School by slitting their throats, after laying an ambush for them as they returned home from centres where they wrote the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Senior Secondary Certificate Examination..." [source, Boko Haram slaughter WAEC candidates like ram after exam in Bornu, Osun Defender, a popular news website in Nigeria]
April 9, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This administration has [with the aid of a conniving U.S. media] never been forced to answer any of the relevant questions regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack against the American Embassy located in Benghazi, Libya which resulted in the death of four Americans including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
President Barack Hussein Obama and his corrupt DOJ under AG Eric Holder have stonewalled requests for information from the relevant Congressional Committees and House Speaker John Boehner has been MIA during the whole affair, typical for this hopelessly befuddled politician...perhaps he is chain-smoking while hiding under his desk.
With this in mind, Representative Frank Wolf [R, VA] has introduced H.R. 36, which calls for the creation of a select committee to investigate the matter. H. Res. 36 has, so far garnered 62 co-sponsors. The bill's text appears at the end of this piece.
Yesterday, in an unprecedented development, over 700 Special Ops Veterans signed an open letter to Congress, expressing their support for this legislation and urged that it be enacted. In this document these Spec Ops Vets have posed 16 questions which they consider essential in helping to determine exactly what happened during that attack. They want to know what actions Mr. Obama took - if any - do defend the American Embassy, it's employees and any special operators or military assets who were on the ground at the time.
Partial text of letter:
April 8, 2013
To: Members of The U.S. House of Representatives
Subject: The Benghazi attacks on 9/11/ 2012
The undersigned are a representative group of some 700 retired Military Special Operations professionals who spent the majority of their careers preparing for and executing myriad operations to rescue or recover detained or threatened fellow Americans. In fact, many of us participated in both the Vietnam era POW rescue effort, The Son Tay Raid, as well as Operation Eagle Claw, the failed rescue attempt in April of 1980 in Iran, so we have been at this for many years and have a deep passion for seeking the truth about what happened during the national tragedy in Benghazi.
The purpose of this letter is to encourage all members of the US House of Representatives to support H.Res. 36, which will create a House Select Committee on the Terrorist Attack in Benghazi. It is essential that a full accounting of the events of September 11, 2012, be provided and that the American public be fully informed regarding this egregious terrorist attack on US diplomatic personnel and facilities. We owe that truth to the American people and the families of the fallen.
It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries. Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative. Many questions have not been answered thus far. The House Select Committee should address, at a minimum, the following questions:
Sixteen Questions Which Demand Answers:
1. Why was there no military response to the events in Benghazi?
a. Were military assets in the region available? If not, why not?
b. If so, were they alerted?
c. Were assets deployed to any location in preparation for a rescue or recovery attempt?
d. Was military assistance requested by the Department of State? If so, what type?
e. Were any US Army/Naval/USMC assets available to support the US diplomats in Benghazi during the attack?
f. What, if any, recommendations for military action were made by DOD and the US Africa Command?
April 8, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations has succeeded [we imagine they didn't have to push too hard given AP's obviously anti-American, left-wing bias] in rolling the Associated Press [AP] into providing "guidance" for its dronish journos that hereafter, the word Islamist must be stricken from any copy.
For those not intimately familiar with CAIR, a brief bio:
CAIR is a radical Muslim pressure group intent upon incrementally forcing Shari'a compliance on the West. The organization's associations are so noxious that it was named as an unindicted co-conspirator and/or joint venturer [see original document at, U.S. Dist. Court Document U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation For Relief and Development ] in the nation's most extensive prosecution of domestic funding of the terrorist group Hamas, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation.
In that proceeding, all of the defendants were found guilty on a total of 108 charges.
At the time of his HLF conviction, Elashi was already serving a long prison sentence, convicted in U.S. vs. InfoCom, another Hamas related terror case.
In post prosecution Federal Court proceedings following HLF, CAIR was specifically linked/associated with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group created by Egypt's terrorist Muslim Brotherhood [which now controls the Egyptian state government under longtime MP kingpin, president Mohamed Morsi] to kill Israelis and destroy the Jewish state.
"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling" [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing]
April 8, 2013 - Churchville, VA - PipeLineNews.org - When a dam is about to break, the first sign of collapse is a little trickle of water over its top. Last, week Geoffrey Lean of London’s Telegraph scooped a little trickle of water over the top of the man-made warming dam—which has been holding back human hopes for decades. Lean has been an environmental correspondent for 40 years, and no one had more loudly demanded lowered CO2 emissions “to protect the planet.”
On April 5, Lean admitted “recent research suggests that climate change might not be as catastrophic as the gloomiest predictions suggest.” Not that he’d been wrong, of course; the man-made warming will still be “extreme.”
It’s not much of a back-off, but the continuing pressure of the non-warming will soon crumble the whole rotten blockage into the valley—sweeping terrified Green true believers willy-nilly across the landscape.
Lean’s statement follows the March 30 issue of the Economist, which admitted that the earth might not be as sensitive to additional CO2 as the climate models had told us. Months earlier, the big German magazine Der Spiegel had “adopted” Fritz Vahrenholt, and his best-selling book, The Cold Sun. That book documented the natural and moderate 1,500-year climate cycle that gave us the Little Ice Age, the Medieval Warming, the Dark Ages, and similar cycles back into prehistory.
April 3, 2013 - Churchville, VA - PipeLineNews.org - Author Eugene Linden writes books on the far edge of the environmental movement. He recently wrote, a bit hysterically, in The Daily Beast: “we need leaders with the courage to steamroll the deniers and the vested interests . . . Climate change is a civilization killer, and if we go on down the climate rapids…” I am not sure what “steamrolling entails; but I do know, that the warmer periods are the civilization savers.
Clearly, Linden knows exactly nothing about the forces that have killed off every culture prior to our own—most of them for centuries at a time and many of them permanently. With few exceptions, the hundreds of failed cultures collapsed in the “little ice age” phases of the natural 1,500-year Dansgaard-Oeschger climate cycle. No one has dared disagree on that.
Did the Greenland Vikings die out during the warmth of the Medieval Warming, or did they disappear after the arrival of the Little Ice Age, when vicious winter temperatures fell more than 4 degrees C? Even the Inuit disappeared!
Did the Viking raiders terrify Europe for 250 years during the long warmth of the climatically stable Roman Warming—or during the advancing sea ice and the desperate drop in Scandinavia’s codfish catch during the Dark Ages that followed?
Egypt’s fabulous Nile River culture has been regarded as humanity’s most sustainable—but the Old Kingdom collapsed for centuries at 2200 BC, the Middle Kingdom again collapsed for more centuries at 1640 BC, and the New Kingdom fell in desperate famine at 1085 BC. Each collapse period marked the onset of a “little ice age” when the Nile floods failed.
By WILLIAM MAYER, translation from the Dutch by BEILA RABINOWITZ
April 2, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a country and part of the world that is cascading from crisis to crisis, one would imagine that the government of Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan would be attending to important matters of state.
Right now it seems that much of the Turkish electorate and the PM are preoccupied with the fate of a nine year old boy who was removed - at a very early age - from the custody of his biological parents who abused and neglected him and then placed in the home of a lesbian couple who have taken care of him for nearly all of his life. "...Turkish media has made an enormous ruckus over the nine year old Yunus who lives with Christian lesbian foster parents. Yunus lives there at the behest of a judge due to abuse and neglect by his parents. Yunus was five months old when he was placed there. Now he is nine years old. The government of Erdogan and his party in the Turkish parliament have been occupied with Yunus..." [source, Elsevier Netherlands]At one time Westerners held great hope that Mr. Erdogan would be able to steer his country around the global rising tide of Islamism, but his actions since taking office have proven that his intent is to slowly return Turkey to a Shari'a controlled state.
As this matter develops in Turkey, officials in the Netherlands have taken notice, registering alarm and consequently are investigating the country's Turkish organizations.
These cultural affairs types have expressed concern over the inability or unwillingness of Muslim immigrants to integrate into the society and apparently feel that Turkey's public display of "bigotry," regarding sexual preference might be a component in the failure of Muslims to assimilate into the Dutch culture.
The Netherlands has, to put it mildly, taken a very permissive attitude regarding its Islamic population, most of whom have emigrated from Northern Africa. The inaction of the Dutch government in this matter is scandalous in that these Muslim immigrants are responsible for an unprecedented general wave of lawlessness including anti-Semitic violence and intimidation. So great is the perceived threat that Holland's Jews have been unofficially advised to leave the country.
March 27, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Egyptian president Morsi is being targeted by the decidedly leftist group, Amnesty International [AI], which accused the Muslim Brotherhood [MB] dictator of failing to protect Egypt's Christian Copts.
In a statement issued by the organization it demanded: "...Coptic Christians [in Egypt] must be protected from sectarian violence.. “Time and time again, President Mohamed Morsy has claimed to be the president of all Egyptians. Now, he needs to take action to ensure that sectarian violence is prevented and when it occurs that it is properly investigated, with those responsible facing justice,” [source, Mahmoud Khaled, Amnesty Slams Morsi for Failing to Protect Copts, Almasry Alyoum, the Egyptian Independent] While AI usually spends its time beating up "right wing," governments including that of the United States for "human rights abuses," it seldom has singled out any of the numerous leftist and now Islamist dictatorships which have exploded across the Middle East as a result of Barack Obama's "Arab Spring."
Muslim persecution of non-Muslims is endemic throughout the Islamic world as the Shari'a makes no allowances for peacefully coexisting alongside other religions on an equal basis. This is rooted in the sense of triumphalism present in all Islamic theory; there is but on God, Allah, and his religion, Islam, is preordained to dominate the Earth.
Therefore it is not and has no intention of being accommodative to other belief structures.
March 27, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - “I am pleased with what Hitler did to the Jews. As far as I am concerned, he should have killed all of them.” “I hate Jews, period. Nothing you will do will make me change my mind.” “I hope all those bloody Jews will die soon.” These anti-Semitic statements were made by Turkish high school students in the Dutch city of Arnhem. They were interviewed by Mehmed Sahin in a Dutch TV program called “Onbevoegd Gezag.” Sahin, who is of Turkish-Kurdish descent and also lives in Arnhem, is a researcher at Amsterdam’s Free University. He is currently writing his PhD.
Sahin was really shocked by what he heard. He had first asked these youngsters whether they knew who Anne Frank was. “Of course, we know,” they said. And then followed their spontaneous eulogy of Hitler and the Holocaust. It had been Sahin’s sincere intention to raise the topic of the Holocaust – not as a myth, but as a fact. He said that he wanted these Turkish high school students to change their mind so that they would stop hating Jews. “I think that you will have quite a different view next year,” Sahin told them. “You won’t succeed,” was the reply. Moreover, Sahin’s “pro-Jewish” view was not appreciated at all by his anti-Semitic opponents in the Muslim community of Arnhem. Muslims from his own multicultural neighborhood reportedly issued death threats against him and he even had to go into hiding for some time.
Most of the high school students interviewed by Sahin are third-generation immigrants. Anti-Semitism is rampant amongst young Muslims, not only in Holland, but also in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Quite a lot of high school teachers in Europe’s big “multicultural” cities refuse to raise the topic of the Holocaust in the class room because that would provoke a hostile or even violent reaction on the part of Muslim students. This is a huge problem in Holland – the very country where Anne Frank was deported to Auschwitz. About 100,000 Jews from Holland died in the Nazi death camps of Auschwitz and Sobibor. Anne Frank barely survived Auschwitz, but she died in the Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in March 1945 – just a few months before the end of the Second World War.
A recent Belgian survey on the attitudes of young people in the Flemish cities of Antwerp and Ghent finds that 45 percent of the young Muslims in those cities have an adverse attitude towards Jews believing, inter alia, that “Jews want to dominate everything.” Dutch journalist Bart Schut points out that half of all young Muslims in Belgium are anti-Semites, but in Antwerp, Schut emphasizes, the percentage of young Muslims with anti-Semitic attitudes is even as high as 85 percent!
March 18, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The president is in Israel today.
The question is why?
Symbolism is of course always a factor in Obama's political moves, but it is by no means the primary reason for his trip, though it's not hard to imagine a number of reasons why he wouldn't want to be stateside given the mess his administration has made of the budget process, among numerous other failures.
Any reasonably acute observer knows the considerable animus much of the Israeli electorate is increasingly showing toward this CIC. The explanation is easy to understand of course, Mr. Obama is an enemy of Zionism, seems to have a particular dislike for religious Jews in general and Bibi Netanyahu in particular and has proven through his actions that he is eager to support every corrupt jihadist dictatorship on the planet.
Meddling in Israel's political affairs is nothing new to the modern Democrat party.
President Clinton and his practitioners of "the politics of personal destruction" [in this instance, Greenberg, Carville & the thoroughly detestable Bob "Scum" Shrum] were set loose on the Israeli electorate, eventually [but temporarily] ousting Netanyahu in favor of a stooge candidate, Ehud Barak of the now moribund Kadima party, a creation of the late Ariel Sharon. "...Clinton’s hostility towards Netanyahu is not new. In 1999, Clinton successfully ousted Netanyahu from office by dispatching James Carville, Stanley Greenberg, Robert Shrum and current J-Street operative Jim Gerstein to Israel with the mission spearheading an American-funded election campaign for then-Labor leader Ehud Barak, an eager accomplice to Washington’s regional agenda..." [source, Sagit Levi, Bill Clinton blames Netanyahu for Thwarting U.S. Agenda, Indy News Israel]
March 11, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a rather extraordinary statement, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in testimony delivered today before the Senate Intelligence Committee, claimed that the Arab Spring has increased the threat posed to U.S. interests by world-wide Islamism by strengthening its political hand.
Some pull-quotes from his briefing, full document available here, 2013 World Threat Assessment"...Terrorist threats are in a transition period as the global jihadist movement becomes increasingly decentralized. In addition, the Arab Spring has generated a spike in threats to US interests in the region that likely will endure until political upheaval stabilizes and security forces regain their capabilities. We also face uncertainty about potential threats from Iran and Lebanese Hizballah, which see the United States and Israel as their principal enemies..." pg. 4
"... Although some countries have made progress towards democratic rule, most are experiencing uncertainty, violence, and political backsliding. The toppling of leaders and weakening of regimes have also unleashed destabilizing ethnic and sectarian rivalries. Islamist actors have been the chief electoral beneficiaries of the political openings, and Islamist parties in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco will likely solidify their influence in the coming year. The success of transitioning states will depend, in part, on their ability to integrate these actors into national politics and to integrate—or marginalize—political, military, tribal, and business groups that were part of or benefitted from the old regimes. At the same time, transitions that fail to address public demands for change are likely to revive unrest and heighten the appeal of authoritarian or extremist solutions..." pg. 18
"Mali - In January 2012, after the return of heavily armed Tuareg fighters from Libya, the secular-based National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) and the extremist Islamist Tuareg rebel group Ansar al-Din launched a rebellion against the Malian Government. Following a 21 March military coup, Ansar al-Din—with help from AQIM—and the MNLA quickly drove the Malian military out of the north. After taking control of northern Mali, AQIM worked closely with Ansar al-Din and AQIM-offshoot Movement for Tawhid and Jihad in West Africa (TWJWA) to consolidate gains in the region and impose a hard-line version of sharia..." pg. 24
March 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Boko Haram [Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati wal-Jihad - Al-Sunna For Preaching and Jihad] Nigeria's primary violent jihadist entity is obtaining support from an Islamic religious authority, the Sultan of Sokoto who is demanding amnesty for the group.
Sokoto is an Islamist caliphate, located in Northern Nigeria [note, a caliphate is an Islamic governing structure operating under the strictures of the Shari'a, Islamic law]. "The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to grant amnesty to all the armed groups operating in Nigeria..." [source, Sultan of Sokoto seeks amnesty for armed groups, Premium Times] Over the last few years Boko Haram [BH] has been responsible for thousands of killings in the country, often accompanied by atrocities of unspeakable cruelty. The group has recently increased its campaign of violent intimidation - kidnapping a group of French nationals, including several children.
The fate of these captives is unknown.
Jihadist revolutionaries are believed to be active in the majority of African countries North of an imaginary line stretching Westward from Somalia and Kenya to Cameroon. in the East.
February 28, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to numerous reports, including the usually reliable AlAfrica.com [see, Soni Daniel, Nigeria: Boko Haram Kingpin, Three Others Killed in Borno], Boko Haram has been dealt a serious blow as a result of action taken by an elite Nigerian anti-terror force. "...A top Boko Haram commander was Tuesday killed in a morning raid carried out by snipers deployed from the Joint Task Force..."Boko Haram, an al-Qaeda affiliate operating primarily in an around Nigeria, recently kidnapped a number of French nationals, including children and have taken them to an undisclosed location, where the groups awaits the results of its demands.
The terrorist group has been releasing its statements via YouTube. However the JTF has made the request that Boko Haram deal directly with it rather than use the popular internet video website.
February 19, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Boko Haram, one of Africa's many al-Qaeda affiliates [this one based out of oil-rich Nigeria] has stooped to a new low.
There are reports just coming in that 7 French nationals including 3 children were kidnapped Tuesday from their location in Nigeria's normally quiescent neighbor, Cameroon.
As today UK Telegraph reports:
"Francois Hollande, the French president, pointed the finger at al-Qaeda allied fundamentalist group Boko Haram, based in neighbouring Nigeria, blaming them for the kidnapping Tuesday.
The seven hostages were taken from Cameroon's far north close to the Waza National Park and Lake Chad, both attractions for tourists on adventure holidays. The semi-arid area lies alongside the border with Nigeria, and Islamist strongholds in towns there, including Maiduguri, are less than 100 miles to the west..." [source, Mike Pflanz, French children kidnapped 'by Boko Haram' in Cameroon]
For the record, the Telegraph is one of the few remaining credible legacy MSM news sources. In a day when news from Africa is spotty at best, unless one digs for it intentionally, the Tele actually maintains a West African desk - my guess is that Mr. Pflanz knows more about what is going on in Western Africa than does the entire State Dept. section combined.
The exact status of the adults and kids as we go to press is not clear, though one would hope that at least the children might be spared Boko Haram's gruesome slice-'em-and-dice-'em approach. Unfortunately we have learned from previous experience with African terrorism that no atrocity is out of bounds when it comes to these fanatical Islamic butchers.
We will of course keep our readers posted as to further developments when they are available.
February 18, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - While assurances are being made by members of Barack Obama's witless national security team that al-Qaeda no longer poses a threat, in the real world, al-Qaeda franchises are growing in strength and sophistication throughout the Arabian Peninsula and Northern Africa.
Most active are al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Shabaab and Boko Haram.
Instead of waning in influence after the death of bin-Laden, these Islamic terror groups have flourished, in no small part because their rapidly increasing influence has largely been ignored by this administration. Additonally, the ability of these generally weak central governments [such as they are in some cases] to deal with such a level of organized and well financed jihadist violence is limited.
The administration has made every attempt to define the threat as coming from a single entity, bin-Laden's original al-Qaeda group.
This allows Obama to avoid dealing with the underlying cause of the jihadistic violence - the revolutionary ideology of Islamism, thus allowing it to deal with these matters as if they were the concern of law enforcement.
If the foreign policy Einstein's in this administration had been correct then upon the death of Binny, the threat should have simply shriveled up and blown away, something which clearly didn't happen.
This is such a simplistic charade that it makes about as much sense as saying that because Ronald McDonald has been killed so have McDonalds 35,000 or so franchises.
Let's do a quick heads up on just a few details describing the current sit-rep.
Boko Haram - The group has nearly brought the Nigerian economy to its knees, in the North which accounts for much of the country's economic activity, and in the country's rich oil fields which are under constant predation:
Commercial activities in the northern trade hub of Kano are down by half since 2010 because of the campaign of violence waged by militant group Boko Haram and government efforts to curb it, says the Kano traders’ union. "The north is losing heavily due to the violence. When you destabilize Kano, which is the commercial nerve centre of the north, you are threatening the socioeconomic well-being of the north," Nigeria's Information Minister Labaran Maku told reporters in February 2012. [source, Boko Haram attacks cripple northern Nigeria's economy, IRIN, a service provided by one of the UN's many departments]
Boko Haram has also been responsible for a wave of kidnappings in Nigeria, primarily of foreign aid and oil field workers. In a recent case the group beheaded 3 North Korean doctors, certainly an intimidating action. [fore further information please refer to Boko Haram offshoot claims responsibility in Nigeria kidnapping]
February 13, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This evening, the highly regarded foreign policy think tank, Center for Security Policy [CSP], threw the gauntlet down over the rapidly approaching Hagel/DOD Senate confirmation vote, stating:
"Sen. Hagel has a highly troubling record on critical matters of national security which we believe should disqualify him from serving as Secretary of Defense, including 1) his support for U.S. nuclear disarmament, demonstrated by his co-authorship of the 2012 “Global Zero” report; 2) his assertion after passage of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which already cut defense spending by $487 billion over ten years, that the Department of Defense is “bloated” and needs to be “paired down”; 3) his demonstrated hostility towards the State of Israel, our most reliable ally in the Middle East; and 4) his failure to appreciate the threat posed by Iran, as demonstrated by his past lack of support for sanctions and his public statement that military action against Iran was not a “viable, feasible, or responsible option.”
The editorial staff of PipeLineNews entirely and without reservation supports the CSP's position on this matter. Mr. Hagel appears to be an unsuitable candidate with potentially very troubling ties to funding sources which are suspect - according to knowledgeable sources - from a national security perspective. These allegation must be given a thorough and fair hearing by the entire Senate.
We believe that if Mr. Hagel wishes to serve his country, and we have no reason to believe this is not his intent, his best course of action would be to gracefully withdraw his name from contention. If after dealing with these matters it becomes apparent that Mr. Hagel is indeed suitable, then he can be given a fair hearing by the entire Senate, followed quickly by an "up" or "down." vote.
February 12, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a few weeks ago that a settlement has been reached with the Southern California city of Lomita regarding its dispute with the Islamic Center of South Bay. The dispute revolved around the refusal of the City Council of Lomita to grant a rebuilding permit to the Center which was so expansive in scope it would have allowed the Center to build a two story place of worship to replace the present allegedly antiquated structures.
While the matter awaits a hearing by the U. S. District Court in Los Angeles, for now, the Islamists are cheering.
Thus we revisit a familiar formula:
Refusal to grant an Islamist group its request + Eric Holder's Dept. of Justice intervention = Islamists win suit + jizya.1
Some background is in order.
In March of 2010 the Islamic Center of South Bay applied to the City Council for a rebuilding permit in order to replace their present antiquated (as they were termed) structures. The five person council voted 4 to 0 (there was one abstention) to reject the request based on the adverse traffic situation that it was felt would result. Actually a study by the city had indicated that there would not be an adverse traffic effect. However a group of neighbors in Lomita, living near the Center, opposed the issuance of the rebuilding permit and took issue with the study, claiming that there would be an adverse traffic effect. Their spokesperson insisted that the original traffic study was flawed and failed to take into account two factors: first that not all cars would have multiple passengers, thereby making parking more of a problem than the study acknowledged and that the new structure with its multiple purposes would accommodate more than worshippers, thereby increasing the number of people who would visit the proposed Islamic Center.
The Islamic Center immediately charged "Islamophobia," asserting that there was an undercurrent of disdain for Muslims that permeated the City Council and resulted in its refusal to grant the rebuilding permit.
February 11, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Dozens of young Muslim jihadists from Holland are currently fighting in Syria and have joined radical jihadist movements there. In recent months, the number of jihadists from the Netherlands who are now fighting in Syria even exceeds the total number of Dutch jihadists who traveled to Syria in the year 2011. This warning was issued by Rob Bertholee, the head of the Netherlands Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), in the daily TV program “Nieuwsuur.”
Among the organizations that the jihadists from Holland have joined is a movement called Jabath Al-Nusra, recently placed by the U.S. on the international terrorist organizations list. Al-Nusra is believed to be a front organization of the notorious Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) terror group.
The AIVD fears that these Dutch jihadists are now becoming experienced “holy warriors” and religious fanatics who will someday return to the Netherlands and then stage terror attacks there. Most of the jihadists from Holland are second generation Muslim immigrants. Three potential jihadists have already been arrested in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in November 2012. They planned to join the jihad in Syria but their leader suddenly decided to marry a Moroccan woman in Utrecht and stage a terror attack in Belgium instead of going to Syria. A Somali imam in Rotterdam performed the Islamic marriage.
Young radical Muslims from other European countries are also traveling to Syria. A French police source quoted by Radio France Internationale (RFI) recently claimed that “several dozen French nationals had traveled to Syria to fight in the conflict there, sometimes in groups linked to Al-Qaeda.”
Syrian jihadists pose a serious security threat to Europe. They are extremely well organized and capable of forming dangerous terror cells in European countries. Former Syrian president Hafez Al-Assad, the father of the current president Bashar Al-Assad, cracked down on the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1980s. Many radical Muslims from Syria fled to Europe. One of them was Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas (“Abu Dahdah”) who arrived in Spain in 1986. Yaskas would later join Al-Qaeda and play an important role in the preparations of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.A. He personally knew Mohammed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 “operation.” Before visiting Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan Atta studied in the German city of Hamburg where he met Mohammed Haydar Zammar, another Al-Qaeda operative and a successful recruiter as well. Zammar was born in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
February 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an angry response to the U.S. bid to "re-open" talks with the Iranian Mullocracy, today Ayatollah Khamenei belligerently rejected the entire idea as a "deceptive move."
As if the issue required further clarification, Khamenei continued on in a tone of barely contained anger, starting with the assertion [as if it's actually news] that he is a "revolutionary."
“I am not a diplomat. I am a revolutionary and speak frankly, honestly, and firmly. An offer of talks makes sense only when the side [that makes the offer] shows its goodwill...Negotiation is meaningful when the two sides talk with goodwill, under equal conditions and without seeking to deceive each other. Therefore, ‘negotiation for the sake of negotiation’, ‘tactical negotiation’ and negotiation offer in order to sell a superpower's gesture to the world is a deceptive move." [source, Iranian official news agency, Press TV, Ayatollah Khamenei rejects talks with the U.S. under pressure]
The Ayatollah was really stating the obvious, that Iran's nuclear program will never be subject to negotiation. This point was well made - albeit in an insulting manner - by the Iranian representatives at the hasty and embarrassing conclusion of the last round of such talks.
As we noted in an October 15, 2012 piece "As summer approached, the Obama administration found itself being sandbagged by the Iranians - again - pursuing pointless multilateral "negotiations," partnering with Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia [with the U.S., called the P5+1] in a vain effort to halt the country's well advanced nuclear weapons program.
Of note, China and Russia have been particularly unhelpful in reining in the Iranians, blocking key UN votes and dealing directly with them in providing missile and nuclear technology as well as engineering support. It's difficult to imagine what positive contribution these two rogue powers would make to such an effort.
Predictably the process ended in failure, breaking down after Iran publicly humiliated the U.S. team, chastising the P5+1 proposal as unrealistic and insisting that the country would always consider its program of enrichment to be an "inalienable right," hence the major point of contention would never be negotiable.
Sitting across a table and exchanging diplomatic pabulum has never proven to be an effective formula for even slowing down Grand Ayatollah, Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei's fanatical pursuit of an Iranian bomb. The country's leadership has on numerous occasions promised to destroy the state of Israel, while threatening its other "enemies" including the "Great Satan," the United States. The only weapon capable of backing up such a threat would be a nuclear arsenal..." [source, William Mayer, Is Team Obama Secretly Negotiating With Iran In Ploy To Influence Election?, PipeLineNews.org]. One might think that Iran's ploy of luring the U.S. into "negotiating" and then angrily breaking the talks off would no longer play, even with this administration. Mr. Obama must certainly know how these sessions will eventually end, yet Team Obama continues to pursue this failed strategy.
February 7, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - So far there are about 70 newly submitted California health and education bills that could evolve into something important to track. Right now I would call your attention to the following items:
ACA 5, Shannon Grove, (R-Bakersfield) Abortion: Parental Notification.
Proposes a state Constitutional Parental Notification Amendment which would prohibit a physician and surgeon from performing an abortion on an un-emancipated minor without first notifying at least one parent. This is identical to the Parental Notification initiative that came close to passing a couple of years ago.
You may recall that there has always been two ways to get an initiative on a ballot in any election; through voter signature gathering and by being placed there by the legislature. Last term Gov. Brown signed a bill requiring that initiatives may only appear on general election ballots, not primary ballots also.
Putting a bill on the ballot in the manner of a resolution as is ACA (Assembly Constitutional Amendment) 5, through the legislative process, does away with expensive signature gathering, but does require a 2/3rds vote of each legislative house.
68% of Californians, according to a recent California Public Policy Institute survey, favor parental notification including about 50% of self labeled pro choice people.
A legislative hearing date or committee assignment is still pending.
AB 154, Toni Atkins, (D-San Diego) Healing Arts: Reproductive Health Care.
This is a return of last term’s AB 1338, of the same name, authorizing lower level health care employees to be trained and to perform early abortions. No stipulation as to where they may be performed. Could be a Planned Parenthood clinic. Could be a school based clinic. Who knows?
No committee assignment yet or hearing dates. This will require continual contact of one’s legislators by citizen lobbyists urging a NO vote. Last term the California Nurses Assn opposed the bill. This year they may not.
February 6, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Although U.S. Naval spokesman George Little tried to downplay the significance of having only one aircraft carrier group assigned to the Persian Gulf, the fact is that the US carrier force in the region has been axed, in short course leaving only the USS John C Stennis remaining on duty and ready for action in this tinderbox area.
The Pentagon is blaming the halving of our basic offensive air capacity in the area on budgetary worries - code words designed to invoke fear over the specter of a sequestration plan which will automatically go into effect should Congress fail to deal with the budget by March 1.
At that point an automatic across the board $1.2 trillion cut would be imposed.
As that date quickly approaches Team Obama is ratcheting up its campaign of deception by suggesting all manner of nightmare scenarios in order to steam roll Congress into allowing the spending spree to continue ad infinitum.
Actually this is a ridiculous but deadly serious game of chicken in which the president is suggesting that any cuts to the federal budget will reduce grandma and grandpa to eating cat food, will destroy education and render hollow our defense posture.
Congress of course must share in the blame here, they put themselves in this position because neither side wanted to fight the budget battle before the November election. Therefore they agreed [along with Mr. Obama] that the best way to get a reasonable deal was to use the mechanism of sequestration - in which budget cuts are automatically triggered without any respect to their potential effect - as a sort of Sword of Damocles to force the parties to the negotiating table.
February 5, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to several news sources [for example, Al Masry Al Youm, Camille LePage, Separate cars for women on trains starting Wednesday] on Wednesday, many of Egypt's major rail lines will commence segregating female passengers into "Women Only." cars.
The purported reason for this action is to stem the rising tide of sexual harassment/violence against women which has accompanied the "Arab Spring." "...The move is part of its efforts to curb sexual harassment, which is rampant across the country. According to state-run daily newspaper Al Ahram, the No. 909 train connecting Cairo and Alexandria departing at 9am will host the first women’s car..." Segregation of the sexes has always been an integral component of the Shari'a and the fact that it is now going to be enforced, at least on the country's major rail lines, should not be surprising given the ascendance of the hard-line Islamists such as the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis.
In numerous public statements, mostly in Arabic, Egyptian president Morsi has repeatedly maintained that it is his intent to govern within a fully Shari'a compliant framework - so such a move would be fully consistent with his views.
January 31 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Former CIA double-agent Reza Kahlili is reporting that Iran's fortress nuclear establishment located deep within Fordow mountain has experienced a catastrophic explosion. "...Sixteen North Koreans, including 14 technicians and two top military officers, are among those trapped after a Jan. 21 explosion destroyed much of Iran’s Fordow nuclear site, a source reveals. The source who provided the initial information on the explosion at one of Iran’s most important nuclear sites has now provided details about the degree of the destruction..." [source, Reza Kahlili, New Details Surface on Iran Nuclear Explosion, World Net Daily] The WH is expressing public doubts as to whether this event actually took place, as attested to by Obama flack Jay Carney at yesterday's presser. Similarly the UN's lapdog IAEA first denied that any damage had occurred at Fordow but upon further inquiry by WND, refused to disclose the basis for the IAEA falling into line with the Iranian disinformation machine, that IAEA had indeed visited the site in question after the alleged explosions and found no damage.
The Fordow installation is believed to be at the center of Iran's not-so-clandestine nuclear weapons program. It was thought to be nearly invulnerable to any conventional means of attack, though in previous pieces we suggested several methods whereby the facility could be seriously compromised...one of which was simply to attack Fordow's HVAC system - essential to an underground operation - which would have to vent somewhere into the atmosphere leaving it quite vulnerable.
Foreign nationals - all nuke technicians, engineers and/or scientists - are widely seen as the critical component in the renegade Islamist state's nuke program as it seeks to assemble the "Shia A Bomb." Chinese, Russians, Pakistanis and N. Koreans are believed to now be providing the bulk elemental expertise [not to mention hardware and fissionable material] to hasten the Mullocracy's grand plan to incinerate Israel and intimidate the West.
We held this story for a few days seeking confirmation or denial and now believe that Fordow has indeed been damaged, the extent of which is still undetermined as we go to press.
January 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In 2009, Elihu D. Richter and Alex Barnea, two Israeli experts on genocide and the Holocaust, published a noteworthy article on “Tehran’s Genocidal Incitement against Israel.” They point out that Iranian statements demonizing Jews are not new. Back in 1970, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini referred to “wretched Jews,” but later began substituting the word “Zionist” for “Jew.” Khomeini is often called “the Imam” or supreme religious and political leader (Fuehrer in German; Hitler also called himself the Fuehrer, the Leader). “Imam” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Khomeini’s successor, began to dehumanize Israel as a “cancerous tumor.” And the current Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated in October 2005 that “Israel must be wiped off the map.”
Some experts claim that this phrase was a mistranslation and “that Ahmadinejad did not have genocidal intent.” However, Richter and Barnea maintain that the phrase “Israel must be wiped off the map” reflects the Islamic Republic’s official English translation which was reiterated on billboards and murals. Calls for the annihilation of Israel are not new either. Back in the 1950s former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, a strong admirer of Adolf Hitler and the German Nazis, wanted to drive all the Jews into the sea.
Richter and Barnea point out that calls for the annihilation of Israel constitute “incitement to genocide.” The United Nations “Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide” specifies that “genocide is a crime under international law,” and that “direct and public incitement to commit genocide” is a punishable act – indeed, “a crime against humanity.” Iran is a signatory to the convention, and, therefore, bound by its rules. The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in December 1948. The convention calls genocide “an odious scourge,” which “has inflicted great losses on humanity.” It is not at all coincidental that the convention was adopted only three years after the Second World War when the Nazis killed six million Jews. As early as January 1939, Hitler threatened to exterminate “the Jewish race in Europe,” while in 1942 and after the U.S. State Department and the British Foreign Office actually shelved alarming and reliable reports on the gas chambers of Auschwitz – until it was too late. Frequent requests to bomb those gas chambers were ignored by the U.S. War Department.
The 1948 Convention also had another genocide in mind, namely the genocide of the Christian Armenians by the Muslim Turks. The acts were perpetrated between 1915 and 1917. Hannibal Travis recently pointed out that Hitler invoked the Armenian genocide when he attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, and started World War II.
Iran’s genocidal hate speech comparable to Nazi rhetoric
Richter and Barnea published a “timeline of statements by Ahmadinejad and other Iranian leaders (2000-2008).” This clearly shows that it is Iran’s core business to destroy Israel and kill all the Jews who live there. Thus, on January 15, 2001, Khamenei said: “The perpetual subject of Iran is the elimination of Israel from the region.” Another translation says: “The mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) is to erase Israel from the map of the region.” And on December 14, 2001, former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said: “If one day… the Islamic world will be equipped with weapons available to Israel now… the deployment of even one atomic bomb inside Israel will wipe it off the face of the earth but would only do damage to the Islamic world.” Apparently, Rafsanjani does not mind that such a bomb would also kill many Muslim Palestinians in Jordan, Gaza, the West Bank and Jerusalem. Maybe, he sees them as expendable martyrs. In 1988, Rafsanjani said that “we should fully equip ourselves both in the offensive and defensive use of chemical, bacteriological, and radiological weapons.”
Thoughts on the San Francisco Walk For Life By CAMILLE GIGLIO
January 30, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This year, 2013, marks forty years of the infant holocaust in the United States. As in every year since then, January 23, marks the Pro Life Movement’s memorialization of the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court Decision legalizing the performance of abortion for all nine months of pregnancy.
In the Bible the number 40 has great significance, especially in regards to chastisement. We recall the 40 years that the Jews wandered in the desert. We recall the story of Noah and the Ark in which it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. We have 40 days of Lent before we can enjoy Easter. In all these stories, following the end of the chastisement there was salvation, joy, lives and souls redeemed.
Washington, D.C. has 40 times been the scene of the gatherings of thousands to call for an end to abortion. Close to 500,000 this year. This January 26th, San Francisco was the scene of 40,000 people, some from as far away as New Mexico, attending its 7th Roe v Wade Anniversary event.
San Francisco’s new Archbishop, Salvatore Cordileone, opened the Walk with prayer and Archbishop and Papal Nuncio Carlos Maria Vigano, Rome’s Ambassador to the United States, carried a special blessing and message of encouragement from the Pope. The Nuncio, reading from the Pope’s message stated that “You are the best of the U.S.A.” The Pope’s message reminded us that “every child brings us God’s smile.”
One of the speakers, Elaine Riddick from North Carolina, speaking of the forced sterilization she endured, picked up the theme of every child being a vision of God’s smile and reminded us that if our government continues this attack on the preborn, we may not ever see God’s smile.
Ms Riddick, pregnant at a very young age, was sterilized without her knowledge following the birth of that baby who, now 37 years old, accompanied her to the Walk. Her Grandmother, unable to read, had signed a permission paper for medical care which included consent for sterilization.
Ms. Riddick also gave some startling statistics on the number of sterilizations performed on people of color and the economically deprived as late as 1974 in her state (2,099 of them performed on girls ages 19 and under) as well as in Virginia with a total of 11,000.
As usual in this too worldly city of San Francisco local as well as national media gave as much prominence to the scant 300 pro abort protesters huddled at Justin Hermann Plaza near the waterfront as they did to the 40,000 pro life witnesses joyously assembled at Civic Center/UN Plaza across from City Hall. The San Francisco Chronicle headlined its story as SF Abortion Rally shows 40 year split and provided 3 pro life photos and 6 pro abort photos in its online publication.
The real spirit of the pro life movement comes not so much from the speakers on the platform telling their grim stories of abandonment and pleas for forgiveness. The true spirit and message that life is the right choice comes from the audience; from the parents pushing baby carriages, the happy faces of children, teenagers, senior citizens and those in wheel chairs along with a very generous and inspiring presence of religious who attend the yearly event.
January 28, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On its second anniversary, it seems that the commemoration of Egypt's "Arab Spring" revolution has gotten a bit out of hand resulting in president Morsi declaring a 30 day national emergency and consequent declaration of martial law.
There is a generalized air of violence permeating the country, with institutions seemingly incapable of handling the rioting which is taking place across the country, in Port Said, Cairo, Ismailia, in numerous cities along the Suez Canal as well as other important population and commerce centers.
President Morsi - who remains a high ranking official within the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood [MB] - has rammed a new edict through Egypt's compliant Shari'a based Shura Council, which will allow the military to act as judge, jury and executioner [please refer to Muslim Brotherhood Asked For Law Giving Arrest Powers To Military, Al-Masry Al-Youm for further clarification].
In other words, Egypt is now undeniably a totalitarian state. It should be noted that though deposed [and imprisoned] president Mubarak governed under a similar lack of legal restraint, much of his concern and energy was directed at suppressing the very Muslim Brotherhood which now runs the country.
As the lawlessness spreads and fear sets in, Mr. Morsi will find an environment which is rife with opportunities [never let a crisis go to waste] to further extend his already considerable power.
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January 17, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeBombNews.com - On Wednesday morning, President Obama conducted a surreal dog-and-pony show using school children as human shields. This in a cowardly attempt to hide his true agenda - registrations then confiscation of all firearms.
Administratively, in what we believe is clearly an unconstitutional end-run around the Second Amendment, Team Obama has issued a set of new "guidelines" and/or Executive Orders which direct various federal agencies to carry out specific steps to address the alleged problem - easy access to defensive weaponry by American citizens.
First observation - It's impossible to ignore the President and Vice President BiteMe's shameless use of innocent kids as pawns in a high-stakes game of chess, a tactic which is identical to that employed by the Third Reich.
Since the November election the neo-Marxist/neo-Fascists, led by Mr. Obama, have moved with great haste to implement key elements in what might be called the left's implicit agenda.
All political ideologies/philosophies are at their core an attempt to define the world in terms [he who controls the language, controls the narrative/agenda] which lend themselves to the solutions provided by said ideologies.
So on the left their defining of capitalism as an unfair method of distributing goods and services results in a desire to pass legislation which will result in more stringent regulation/control of business and consequently, higher taxes on successful capitalists and their various enterprises.
The above is widely understood - lefties do not like business.
Also ranking high on their hate list is firearms - "guns" in their rather limited lexicon on the topic.
These folks either don't understand the Second Amendment or as is overwhelmingly the case, fully understand the implications of "the right to keep and bear arms," ignore it, perhaps alleging that it's no longer acceptable in "modern, civilized" America, and proceed down the path towards jack-booted confiscation.
These anti-gunners will never rest until the right to bear is denied to all but the wealthy, the well connected and the powerful.
Now do not be overly concerned, armed guards will still protect your money at the bank and at the Federal Reserve, heavily armed Secret Service personnel [with .45 caliber or 9mm full-auto HK MP5 sub-machineguns] will guard the president and his family [as they should] and Hollywood showbiz kids [who make movies about themselves and don't give a fuck about anyone else] will continue to be granted concealed carry permits and be surrounded by armed security guards with nearly enough firepower to take over a small Banana Republic.
In plain terms, for the left it's much like capitalism, it's fine for them, just not for you.
It's the Soup Nazi writ large..."No prosperity or security for YOU!"
And so their philosophy goes, armed guards with military weapons for them, a rusty butcher knife or can opener for you - possibly a courtesy toe tag, perhaps on a still warm body if the coroner is quick enough.
Just the facts ma'am...
Now without going into the text of the lengthy, at times very heated debates which took place during the Constitutional Congress on this matter [please refer to "The Federalist," authored semi-anonymously by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison - all towering intellects whose wit and wisdom was so formidable that any of them would wipe the floor in a debate with any current member of the Democrat leadership - including the alleged "smartest man in the world," Barack Hussein Obama whom we believe is fluent neither in ancient Greek nor Latin], let is suffice to say that the purpose of the Second Amendment was clearlyunderstood by all of the Founding Fathers to mean one thing - to insure that American citizens would always have access to the weapons necessary to resist a government turned tyrannical.
You mean it's not about having the ability to go out in the fall and chase Bambi's dad all over the lower 40?
Nope, it has nothing to do with hunting - btw did John Kerry ever get his "huntin' license?"
If hunting must be defended, then let's just say it was and remains ordained by a higher authority and is locked into the DNA of homo sapiens. Perhaps more succinctly we are prisoners [thank you Norman Mailer] of the urge to hunt.
The "right" to hunt, is therefore by definition, inalienable and yes, sometimes you do need more than "7 cartridges," to kill your quarry. Consider dealing with an enraged Cape Buffalo which has already absorbed 4 shots from your .470 Nitro Express double. THAT Duggaboy is hiding while bleeding in the pampas. He is completely pissed-off and almost impervious to pain. This fella is going to wait so he can ambush, then stomp your ass into red colored jam. If the game being hunted is elephant, then after being adequately trampled you will be picked up by the animal's powerful trunk and beaten for good measure against the closest big rock or tree.
We analogize this using large, dangerous game animals because they symbolize the sheer power of a modern rogue government. Now if our unlucky hunter [and his Bwana] had the good sense to use a .577 Tyrannosaurus or a .600 Nitro Express, perhaps one good shot behind the shoulder would have sufficed.
Maybe not...these animals seldom die easy. You don't survive in Africa unless you are, to use the colloqialism, "tough as nails."
Make sense so far?
Fact: At the time of the adoption of the Second Amendment [of course as part of the Bill of Rights] the "assault rifle" of the day was a large bore - usually over .50 caliber - rifle or musket. The difference being that muskets have smooth bores and hence are a less efficient weapon accuracy and range wise than the rifle, whose bullet is spun like a football by the engraved rifling for stability.
Many upon many Redcoats fell to well placed slugs fired by the Colonists out of Kentucky [or Pennsylvania] Long Rifles - you could have asked their widows...or better...their field surgeons.
It should seem manifestly clear to anyone that at the time the Second was agreed upon, the weapons which were referred to generically as "arms," were what are now being re-classified by the gun-grabbers as assault rifles and/or military semi-auto pistols.
Bottom line: It was these state of the art milspec weapons that the Founders intended that American citizens never be denied access to. They wanted to forever provide access to the type of weapon which was capable of fending off government, assuming it were to come to that...an unthinkable proposition to be sure.
Hunting has nothing, repeat n-o-t-h-i-n-g to do with it...would someone please pass this information along to Mr. Cuomo...we believe he is outside on a ledge somewhere.
Hell, at the time, everyone hunted, the "right" to do that was never even considered. It would have been a bizarre consideration under any circumstance, how was one to put meat on the table unless the breadwinner could go out into the wilderness and kill a deer a beaver or a bunch of grouse?
None of this of course dissuades the left from attempting to disarm the public, hence the soon-to-come "assault weapons" legislation - which actually was authored some time ago, kept on the shelf and then conveniently dusted off when some firearm related tragedy took place.
Shades of the Reichstag fire in 1933...
Below a reprint of our 2010 piece regarding John Brennan's total unsuitability for any position dealing with national security.
In Wake of Uproar, White House Pulls Main Brennan Video Links
By WILLIAM MAYER
January 10, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Editor's note: With John Brennan being Mr. Obama's choice to run CIA, some are focusing on the nominee's long record of double-talk piled upon absurdity when dealing with the topic of Islamism. With that in mind we are republishing the following piece for two reasons. First, as part of an effort to demonstrate how damaging it will be to have this nincompoop running our nation's most publicly visible spy agency and second to demonstrate the value of reading PipeLineNews.org - we had this story and analysis over TWO YEARS AGO. Now we appreciate those in the alternative media who have finally turned their attention to this very troubling development and brought themselves up to speed, so to speak...however we were on it from the get go. So do you want today's news today or do you want to rely on that chosen few in what is becoming the main stream alternative media who report two year old stories as if they just happened?
Originally published - May 25, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On February 13 at New York University, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John Brennan, delivered a 34 minute address.
Brennan's remarks were made at an event entitled, "A Dialogue on our National Security" which was sponsored by the Islamic Center at NYU and the school's Islamic Law Student's Association. [see, White House website, Brennan Speaks at NYU]
Brennan was introduced by Dr. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA]1, an Islamist organization named as an unindicted co-conspirator in America's largest terror funding trial, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation [HLF]. The trial, which resulted in the conviction of all of the defendants on a total of 108 charges, proved that HLF funneled over $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.2
"Prosecutors applied the label of 'unindicted co-conspirator' to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Islamic Society of North America, and the North American Islamic Trust in connection with a trial planned in Texas next month for five officials of a defunct charity, the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development." [source, New York Sun, June 4, 2007, Islamic Groups Named in Hamas Funding Case]
Brennan, acknowledging Mattson, thanked her "...for your leadership as an academic whose research continues the rich tradition of Islamic scholarship, and as the president of the Islamic Society of North America, where you have been a voice for the tolerance and diversity which defines Islam."
The Assistant to the President then launched into his prepared text, selected passages of which appear below:
[approximately 5:40 into the speech]
"...And as part of that experience, to learn about the goodness and beauty of Islam....I came to see Islam not as it is often misrepresented, but for what it is...a faith of peace and tolerance and great diversity...[breaks into spoken Arabic]
[approximately 7:30 into the speech]
"...But I did spend time as an undergraduate at the American University in Cairo in the 1970s. And time spent with classmates from Egypt, from Jordan, from Palestine, and around the world who taught me that whatever our differences of nationality or race or religion or language, there are certain aspirations that we all share. To get an education. To provide for our families. To practice our faith freely. To live in peace and security. And during a 25-year career in government, I was privileged to serve in positions across the Middle East...as a political officer with the State Department and as a CIA station chief in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, I saw how our Saudi partners fulfilled their duty as custodians of the two holy mosques of Mecca and Medina. I marveled at the majesty of the Hajj and the devotion of those who fulfilled their duty as Muslims by making that privilege [he corrects himself] that pilgrimage. And in all my travels, the city I have come to love most is Al Quds...Jerusalem, where three great faiths come together..."
Overall, the speech emphasized the worst elements of "State Department speak," especially reflective of an overly accommodative Arabist mindset. The choice of words [referring to Israel's capital city of Jerusalem by its Muslim name, as well as delivering part of the speech in Arabic] tone [extraordinarily deferential to Muslim sensibilities, which always seem to be set on a hair-trigger] and political effect [another slap in the face to the concept of Israel as a Jewish state] all telegraph the unmistakable message from team Obama that the term "America's ally, Israel," is fading into distant memory, driven by a delusional sense of reality which pervades 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.