September 23, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Yesterday evening President Obama pretended to go to war against ME "extremists" a term which he is unwilling to clarify.
The WH is claiming without much in the way of backing evidence that the few sorties that have been flown are evidence of a coalition encompassing 5 Arab nations.
This from the WSJ:
“Three of the five involved countries issued perfunctory, vague public statements about the strikes, none of which carried any mention of the target country of Syria or the U.S., which led the attacks. An unnamed official was quoted on Saudi state news agency as saying the kingdom's participation was to ‘support the moderate Syrian opposition’ and ‘combat the deadly disease of terrorism.’” [source, Matt Bradley and Ahmed Al Omran, Arab States Remain Muted About Syria Strikes , WSJ]
So far it’s been difficult to ascertain exactly what hardware was supplied by these Muslim countries for use in Obama’s “Operation Pin-Prick.”
As Israel’s left-wing Haaretz reports:
“American planes took part in most of the attacks on Syria during the night. However, airplanes of the Jordanian, United Arab Emirates and probably Saudi air forces also participated in them. Qatar and Bahrain also took part in the strikes and provided logistic support via the American bases in their territory.” [source, Barak Ravid, U.S. briefed Israel of intention to attack jihadi targets in Syria]
The above sounds like a WH press release suggesting the information hadn't really been nailed down with any degree of specificity at the time it was published.
A DOD cleared declassified combat video seems to show a “successful” attack on what appears to be barren ground, though it might be a concentration of jihadists, surrounding structures didn’t seem to sustain damage.
September 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Omar Gonzalez was arrested by DC police on the 19th of this month for attempting to “elude the police,” apparently not that serious an offense in the nation’s capital. Gonzalez’ car contained what is being called a “sniper” rifle, another unspecified long arm, four pistols, a sawed off shotgun and a map of DC. Both the WH and the Masonic Temple, for some reason, were circled on Gonzalez’ map.
Gonzalez served two hitches with the U.S. Army, one from which he was discharged [details unspecified per DOD policy] and the second from which he retired.
Despite this incriminating evidence and considerable military training, Gonzalez was able to make bail, finding himself quickly on the streets of Washington again.
On the evening of September 25, Mr. Gonzalez kicked his game up several notches, jumping a WH fence, racing across a lawn and actually gaining entrance to the White House itself.
Reports differ, some saying he had a hatchet/machete and others reporting he had a folding knife. That the facts could be this discordant is of itself cause for concern but that’s not the purpose of this piece.
The WH is supposedly guarded by the U.S. Secret Service which has over 6,500 employees which includes 4,000 sworn members/agents and maintains nearly 70 domestic offices. Its budget is $1.8B dollars
September 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – A befuddling chain of events…
The administration saddles the Egyptian people with an Islamic theocratic dictatorship [knowing that it represents the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood] until the country’s people forcefully take it down; Libya isn’t on the administrations short list of action areas; Libya is bombed and Gaddafi deposed; heavy weapons are transferred to Syria from Libya in a mysterious black-ops process involving the late Ambassador Chris Stevens; lines are drawn in the sand then ignored, Syria will be bombed; Syria will not be bombed; saving Christian schoolgirls in Nigeria from the unspeakable brutality of Boko Haram is of no concern to U.S. interests; we must save “Our Girls”; there will be no “boots on the ground”; there will be a few boots on the ground, but not in Nigeria; 80 intell and law enforcement types are sent to Nigeria’s neighbor, Chad; U.S. boots are dispatched to Nigeria; ISIS is a JV outfit; ISIS is evil and must be destroyed; the Iraqis will have to save themselves; the Iraqis need a coalition government; a few advisors will be provided to the Iraqis to help them resist the invasion; no U.S. “boots on the ground”; there will a limited number of “boots on the ground” but they will mostly guard the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; this is not a war; this is a war; there will be more boots on the ground, actually quite a few more; the U.S. will build a coalition, but there are zero takers…
These are just a few of the mutually contradictory foreign policy stances which this administration has adopted over just the last few years. If one was reading this, from some future history of the times, the chain of events would simply seem too discordant to have actually happened, implausibility on steroids.
But they did, and as they say on late night television, wait…but that’s not all…
The English language simply has no words to describe the state of affairs which Barack Hussein Obama has brought to the American foreign policy arena; calling it a cowardly, unprecedented example of national security disarray doesn’t even do it partial service.
What we are facing is a complete breakdown of world order [such as it ever is] caused by a boy, once thought to be brilliant as well as messianic, in a world of hard men and what Otto von Bismark used call “Blut und Eisen”…blood and steel.
September 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - For decades the nations of Western Europe have embraced, degree by degree, the darkness that is Islam. Similar to a body infested by a parasite, ignorance and coexistence on the part of the host are possible for a while, but unless excised, the parasite will eventually destroy the host.
For the purposes of this article we will discuss only the UK because it's our Mother Country, from which we have inherited our language, love of individual liberty and our legal system. Yet of all the countries in Western Europe it is arguably the farthest along the path to total submission, to dhimmitude - a paradox. And, again sadly, its ruling structure has shown the least resistance to Islamic aggression.
One would think that a jihadist act so brutal, as for example, the 2013 butchering on the street of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, would awaken the Brits to the threat.
But that has not been the case. Instead such acts are trivialized, explained away or in some instances justified as the acts of protest taken as a last resort by suppressed and powerless minorities in the face of British “intolerance.”
A few generations ago the people of Great Britain stood ready with kitchen utensils and garden tools to repel a Nazi invasion if they had had to. Had the UK been populated with the moral cowards of today, things would have turned out differently.
Perhaps having a backbone isn't an inheritable trait.
And now we must confront another instance [except on a much wider scale] of Islamic depravity, that should, using traditional moral precepts be more difficult to explain away using the political correctness that has served so well in the past to protect the tender sensibilities of the ever so excitable European Muslims.
September 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Representative Frank Wolf [R-VA] today in a speech on the House floor urged his colleagues to support a bill to limit travel to Syria by American citizens to prevent those who have either trained or fought with Islamic terror groups such as ISIS from freely reentering the United States.
The need for this legislation is underscored by the fact that upwards of 150 American citizens have already chosen to fight alongside their jihadist brothers in Syria.
For example, in May a 37 year old from Florida, Moner Mohammed Abu-Salha became the first American suicide bomber in Syria, killing 37 soldiers fighting for the Assad regime. Abu-Salha had joined the al Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda franchise and rival of ISIS. It is of special concern that before committing his terrorist act, Abu-Salha freely traveled between Florida and Syria. [see, Michael S. Schmidt, Syria Suicide Bombing Puts U.S. Face on Jihad Video , NY Times]
September 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last Friday evening, Fox News presented a scathing expose regarding the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate.
As interviewed by Bret Baier, the network’s chief political anchor, Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto, Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen – black-op military contractors who operated out of the Benghazi CIA annex during the attack which took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty – told the same story, that on three separate occasions during the intense fighting they were ordered to stand down from trying to repel the attackers.
We look at the revelation as confirmatory evidence – the smoking gun - that this news source has been right from the beginning, that President Barack Obama ordered that no action be taken to save the lives of the 4 American citizens who were eventually killed while serving their country in Libya.
He took this action knowing that it would silence these four patriots forever, hoping that the details of his gun running operation and goodness knows what other subterfuge would never come to light.
As we wrote over a year ago:
“Given the character - or lack thereof - of Mr. Obama and his ex Secty of State Clinton we would not be surprised that Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith were allowed to die simply on the theory that dead men tell no tales.
Let's be completely clear on that point - based upon the evidence so far presented we find it difficult to dismiss the dark possibility that Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton intentionally abandoned Stevens and the brave Americans who defended the U.S. embassy, hoping that with their demise the issue would just "go away."
In the real world, Team Obama's actions in this wretched matter come very close to the statutory definition of negligent homicide, but in the world which the president and the Clintons occupy, it's just the politics of personal destruction carried to its natural conclusion..” [source, BREAKING - WH Responsible For Murder? Blocked Rapid Response To Benghazi?, July 24, 2013, PipeLineNews.org]
September 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Yasmina Haifi, a senior Dutch-Moroccan Ministry of Security and Justice official in the Hague, claimed on Twitter in August that ISIS (the notorious terror organization “Islamic State of Syria and Iraq”) “has nothing to do with Islam. It’s part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islam’s name.” Haifi is project leader at the Ministry’s National Cyber Security Center which is also directly linked to the Dutch National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security (NCTV). Pro-Palestinian Haifi also described herself “as an activist for the Dutch Labor Party” (PvdA).
The Ministry and the NCTV distanced themselves from Haifi’s controversial views and suspended her from her job. But the arrogant Haifi insisted that her views were right and that she was fully entitled to express them. A Facebook campaign in support of Haifi was even launched: “We support government official Yasmina Haifi.” However, it is not true that government officials are allowed to freely air highly controversial views.
Moreover, the very first to launch the latest anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that ISIS is a Mossad/CIA creation were the Iranians. On July 19, 2014, “Time” quoted Iran’s English language daily newspaper, the “Tehran Times.” This newspaper translated “a scoop by the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) which cited a purported interview with National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden.” According to the article, Snowden had described a joint U.S., British and Israeli effort to “create a terrorist organization capable of centralizing all extremist actions accross the world.” “The plan, according to IRNA, was code-named Beehive – or in other translations, Hornet’s Nest – and it was devised to protect Israel from security threats by diverting attention to the newly manufactured regional enemy: ISIS.” (There is no evidence, however, that Snowden said something to that effect, but I do not doubt that Putin’s efficient spies find Snowden’s revelations on the NSA highly useful.)
Back in 2001, the Iranians were also among the first to launch the outlandish conspiracy theory that Israel and the Mossad were behind the 9/11 attacks. “Al-Manar,” Hezbollah’s television station in Lebanon, claimed on September 17, 2001, that Jews hadn’t come to work at New York’s World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11. (An outright lie, of course.) And Iran’s conservative daily newspaper “Kayhan” wrote on October 2, 2001: “It is known that 4,000 Jews worked at the WTC in New York and that these people did not come to work that day.” Similar 9/11 conspiracy theories gained wide acceptance among Muslims. Even in Germany, France and the United States silly authors wrote bestsellers claiming that the CIA and the Mossad – and not radical Muslims – instigated the 9/11 attacks.
Haifi claims that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam,” and that “many Muslims believe that ISIS (or IS) is not Islamic.” The same nonsense was repeated by Arie Boomsma who makes TV shows in Holland. Dutch columnist Sylvain Ephimenco who also speaks and reads Arab, does not agree. He writes in the liberal Dutch daily newspaper “Trouw” that ISIS/IS simply follows the example and teachings of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. He quotes Islamic historian Muhammad ibn Jarir at-Tabari (838-923). In 627 Mohammed beheaded 700 tot 900 members of the Jewish Banu Qurayza tribe. And “hordes of Muslim warriors” conquered the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia and Europe, beheading unbelievers, selling women as sex slaves, destroying churches and temples, Ephimenco writes. And he then asks the proper question: “What is the difference between the acts of horror committed by Caliph Al-Baghdadi and the prophet Mohammed?”
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is the self-proclaimed Caliph of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS). The mass executions conducted by ISIS/IS remind me of the way the Nazis executed about two million Jews and non-Jews in Russia between the Summer of 1941 and early 1944. (I am currently writing a book on the murderous Nazi “Einsatzgruppen.”)
August 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Numerous sources are reporting that as many as 200 American citizens have traveled to Syria and Iraq to wage jihad.
This presents a deadly serious challenge to U.S. national security in that as citizens with valid passports, unless they can be identified as members of an FTO, they can freely re-enter the country where they can bring Islam’s bloody religious war home.
In response, Congressman Frank Wolf [R-VA] is co-sponsoring a piece of legislation, H.R. 4223, the International Conflicts of Concern Act, which, if enacted, will prevent these people from returning so easily.
In a statement just released, Mr. Wolf said:
“We have already seen one example of an American suicide bomber who returned to Florida from Syria just months before driving a truck with explosives into a building. Incredibly, he traveled to and from Syria with impunity – because there are no restrictions on Americans going there. It is imperative that the U.S. take proactive steps to discourage Americans from travelling to Syria to link up with these groups. Currently, unless the U.S. has solid evidence that they have joined one of these terrorist groups, the FBI can’t detain and arrest suspects upon their return…Equally important, the U.S. is not taking any substantial steps to discourage Americans from going over to fight – and these would-be fighters can see there is little price to pay for doing so. This is an untenable situation that puts our country at greater risk of attack from a radicalized American who trains and fights with these groups and later returns home.
…H.R. 4223, the International Conflicts of Concern Act…would give the president authority to temporarily restrict travel and material support to countries like Syria, where foreign fighters from the U.S. and Europe are linking up with ISIS and other foreign terrorist organizations. The president could also add additional countries of concern should this conflict spill over into other countries, like we have seen in Iraq…
This bill is a commonsense solution to a dangerous challenge that we face from groups like ISIS – groups that are seeking to recruit Americans to fight with them and potentially return to the U.S. to commit attacks…”
It’s of vital concern that this matter be dealt with as soon as possible, the prospect of highly trained and motivated American citizens engaging in multiple acts of war against the United States is far too great a risk to take.
August 25, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – This deep into Obama’s second term most reasonable observers of issues relating to national security know that the President is so completely inept when it comes to foreign policy that it’s frightening.
His actions regarding what is Biblically described as Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are now front and center, though with a lap-dog-media, news from that region is censored at best.
Knowing what is going on in that area with any degree of accuracy takes work because even the most horrific events coming from that part of the world, if reported at all have no legs as far as the MSM is concerned.
This is intentional. The NYT, WashPost, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC don’t want the public to be immersed in the blood flowing as a result of the actions of ISIS.
Genocide of Christians?
A brief search of Google News reveals that no major U.S. newspaper is covering it. Of the MSM, only Politico makes brief reference to the systematic depravity being carried out against the world’s oldest Christian community and the Yazidis, a Kurdish derivation of Zoroastrianism.
Over the airwaves it seems that only Fox News has dealt with the topic in any amount of detail.
So allow us to present a partial thumbnail of how we got to this state of affairs, one which we note will not be easily solved.
The President set the tone very early in his first term.
August 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In a piece recently appearing on these pages [William Mayer, New York Times’ Coded Jew Hatred: Running Body Count During Gaza Operation ] this author noted that while the legacy media had discontinued daily, front page body counts showing casualties in America’s ongoing Middle East conflicts as a service to President Obama, the practice once again surfaced during the war in Gaza.
The media’s over-the-top bias in favor of the HAMAS terrorists is unremarkable.
The press will always cover the war on terror from the perspective that the West is at fault. What is different is that now that a running tally of U.S. military casualties is off limits because the current resident of the Oval Office is Black, it’s the Israeli Jews who are now taking the brunt of leftist rage and hatred.
As we concluded in the above referenced piece:
“…In the Gaza operation, hatred of America is undoubtedly, one of the motivating factors in the media’s pro-“Palestinian” tilt because until very recently, it was one of America’s few bedrock allies and is thus a natural target for the left.
But there is a darker component at work here, Jew hatred.
But how can this be when the New York Times, America’s “paper of record,” has been run by the descendants of Adolph Ochs’ [son of immigrant German Jews] extended family [it was Ochs’ daughter who married Arthur Hays Sulzberger] since he bought the paper in 1896?
Our working theory?
Easy…the people who now run the New York Times are post-Zionists. Can you expect these highly educated, sophisticated people to actually believe the fable that God gave Israel to the Jews? Of course not, it clashes with nearly every fiber of their being. To them the very concept of a “chosen people” screams racism…”
Now we find the Times once again attacking Jews whose only sin is to defend themselves.
August 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The heavy hand of Team Obama’s racist administration is now in full public view regarding the insurrection currently taking place in Ferguson, MO.
It should now be obvious to anyone concerned about national security that the President, his AG Eric Holder, the DOJ’s inappropriately named Civil Rights Division and other governmental agencies are feverishly working to stoke the flames of racial hatred, hoping to set off a race war in the United States.
Yes, you read that correctly. Team Obama is fully invested in creating enough ethnic tension in the African American community so that racial warfare becomes likely, if not inevitable.
Obama has a long history of leveraging anti-white sentiment within the black community into increased political power.
The arrest of Henry Louis Gates, the killing of Trayvon Martin and now the unfortunate bloodshed in Ferguson.
In all of these case Barack Obama involved himself in racially charged incidents which were statutorily none of his business. But instead of trying to promote harmony and a coming together of the American people over matters of race, he deliberately poured gasoline on these smoldering fires, reflexively siding with the black “victims” in these cases.
In all three of these incidents, the side he chose was clearly in the wrong, as proven by subsequent investigations.
August 13, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Not surprisingly this tweet is causing a major uproar in Holland. It is one more proof that Muslims in government and political positions need to be monitored.
Yasmina Haifi worked for 9 years in the Ministry of Security and Justice and by a branch of the National Coordinator for Combatting Terrorism And Security (NCTV). She is also an official in the Labor party (PvdA). Of course she deleted the tweets and is now backtracking but as they say in Dutch: “het kwaad is al gescheid" i.e., it’s too late, and she has been summarily dismissed from her post.
It is terrifying to contemplate what kind of secret information this ISIS sympathizer was privy to and that she was considered to be a "moderate Muslim.”
There is a pattern here.
Just like the Grand Mufti of Al Azhar and other major Islamic organizations such as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation couldnt bring themselves to issue a full throated condemnation ISIS but instead took issue with them because they 'tarnished the image of Islam as a peaceful religion'. Halifi who was doubtless viewed as a moderate, takes this sociopathic reluctance to condemn ISIS and admit it is part and parcel of Islam by calling it a Jewish plot. In the article she says that "the terror group cannot be Islamic because their deeds "stand directly in contradiction to Islam.”
August 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Lawfare Project is an organization which has sought to focus public opinion on "’the use of the law as a weapon of war" and the abuse of Western laws and judicial systems to achieve strategic military or political ends.”
“The Lawfare Project expresses its deep concern at UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's failure to acknowledge a UN agency's complicity in Hamas war crimes carried out against Palestinian children. Last week, Ki-moon spoke at a summit in Costa Rica, following the shelling of an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip's Jabalia Camp. During his address, the Secretary-General callously neglected to condemn UNRWA, which, together with Hamas, is directly targeting Palestinian children with reprehensible violence.”
The Lawfare Project has joined with the Center for Near East Policy Research in producing a video, Camp Jihad, which documents the degree to which UNWRA schools are being used as Islamist indoctrination centers.
That U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has so far, refused to condemn Hamas is telling, because upon examination the United Nations is working hand-in-glove with Hamas, taking an active role in fomenting hatred among Arab youth. Since its numerous agencies receive their funding from and report directly back to the U.N. we draw no distinction between them.
August 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “From the rostrum of the Reichstag I prophesied to Jewry that, in the event of war’s proving inevitable, the Jew would disappear from Europe. That race of criminals has on its conscience the two million dead of the First World War, and now already hundreds of thousands more. Let nobody tell me that all the same we can’t park them in the marshy parts of Russia! Who’s worrying about our troops. It’s not a bad idea, by the way, that public rumor attributes to us a plan to exterminate the Jews. Terror is a salutary thing. The attempt to create a Jewish state will be a failure.”
This is what Nazi leader Adolf Hitler said on October 25, 1941, in the presence of “Reichsführer SS” Heinrich Himmler and SS General Reinhard Heydrich. Both Himmler and Heydrich were the architects of the Nazi project to kill six million Jews in Europe – the so-called “Holocaust.”
Hitler and Himmler sided with the Palestinians and the Arabs. Palestinian leader Haj Amin al-Husseini, de Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was on very close terms with Hitler, Himmler and Adolf Eichmann. They shared their common hatred for the Jews – all the Jews. Hitler wanted to conquer the Middle East, “liberate” Palestine – a British mandate at the time. He wanted to reinstate the Grand mufti who was in exile in Germany between November 1941 and April 1945. “When we shall have arrived in the Southern Caucasus, then the time of the liberation of the Arabs will have arrived,” Hitler told the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at their meeting in Berlin on November 28, 1941. “The hour will strike when you will be the lord of the supreme word and not only the conveyer of our declarations.”
On July 4, 1943, Haj Amin al-Husseini had an important and friendly meeting with Himmler. Himmler confided to him: “Thus, up to now we have liquidated three million of them,” Jews, that is. This is what al-Husseini wrote in his 1999 memoirs. This quote can be found in the recent study “Nazis, Islamists and the Making of the Modern Middle East” written by Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz.
July 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As if its biased reporting on the Gaza campaign weren’t enough, the New York Times has now started running a daily body count as the Israelis continue to hammer HAMAS. [see, Karen Yourish and Josh Keller, The Toll in Gaza and Israel, Day by Day]
This journo-stunt is of course intended to present the Israelis as uncaring butchers of innocents; that narrative being consistent with the Times’ editorial stance.
Though the current phase of the Israeli-HAMAS war is of recent origin, the body count tactic is a well used tool of the left as it seeks to manipulate public opinion.
During the majority of the GW Bush administration, the Times and other legacy media outlets published an above the fold, front page body count - showing the number of dead and injured - as the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq played out.
This was a small part in the non-stop effort by the left to provide aid and comfort to the enemy in hopes of the U.S. losing both of these wars, an outcome to which Team Obama is fully committed.
The media strategy here is pretty basic, create a constant drum-roll of bad news so that the American people lose faith and become convinced that conflicts are unwinnable and ultimately not worthy of their support.
The body count game was perfected during the Vietnam war and in that context did exactly what its authors intended, persuading the public that the U.S. had been militarily defeated when in actuality it was winning on the battlefield. That the situation on the ground in Vietnam bore little resemblance to the negative reportage coming from the Western press was of no consequence. Thus the overwhelming majority of the American public came to believe the “war is lost” narrative, promulgated in large part by CBS’ chief anchor Walter Cronkite. It was Cronkite, after all, who was responsible for the fable that the 1968 Tet Offensive was the United States’ Dien Bien Phu when in reality it was so disastrous for the North Vietnamese and the VC that subsequent diplomatic communications indicated that they felt they had lost the war.
The template has been the same ever since; as soon as the U.S. becomes militarily involved or moves in that direction, out comes the disinformation machine.mAs a consequence of the 24x7 info-news cycle, a large chunk of the daily routine of running a huge military campaign has to be devoted to public relations messaging.
July 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Hamas is one of the Western legacy media’s favored children and the degree to which it pimps for the group is really pretty remarkable.
There’s very little outright criticism of HAMAS by the press and what does exist is winnowed through a weird sieve in which conflation rules. There is little the group can do where some enterprising and creative journo can’t gin-up some kind of equivalency or “contextualize” the matter with reference to a similar “atrocity” committed by the Israelis.
Some headlines, culled at random:
UN “News” Center – “As civilian casualties rise in Gaza, UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’”
WashPost – “When Israel raised the heat on Gaza before, civilian casualties soared”
ABC News – “Casualty Numbers Raise Questions About Gaza War”
CNN – “Is Hamas using human shields in Gaza? The answer is complicated.”
WashPost Blog – “The lopsided death tolls in Israel-Palestinian conflicts”
What’s really happening on the ground:
1. IDF destroys HAMAS tunnel:
2. IDF reroutes missile to save potential civilian casualties:
3. HAMAS firing missile at Israeli civilians from Muslim cemetery:
July 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – We have confirmed from multiple first-hand sources that HAMAS terrorists have dragged babies into combat, using them as human shields while attacking.
The non-state-owned media backs this story up, for example:
“One parent reported that terrorists had run at IDF soldiers with a gun in one hand and a baby in the other…” [source, Shimon Cohen, Maayana Miskin, Soldier: Terrorists Charged with Babies in Hand, Arutz Sheva]
It is established fact that HAMAS and other Muslim terrorists routinely use the most defenseless in their societies to protect them during attacks. If the IDF or other counter-terror force responds and any of these children are injured then there is a hungry legacy media primed and ready to push the anti-Semitic “Zionist killer” narrative.
We have noted several large MSM news sources which are feverishly claiming that HAMAS doesn’t use children as human shields, unfortunately for them HAMAS has admitted this is standard policy for them.
The UK Independent, a hard left cesspool of misinformation, actually published an article claiming that the HAMAS – child shield story is a “myth.”
July 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Today a brief glance at some of the world’s terror hot spots.
Egypt - President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has vowed to avenge the recent terrorist attack against Egyptian troops in the al-Wadi al-Jadid governorate which left 22 dead. Al-Wadi al-Jadid is located in central/southwestern Egypt and comprises about 1/3 of the country’s territory. El-Sisi has charged unnamed terrorists and members of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood for the violence.
Al-Wadi al-Jidad and Libya share a border and security concerns have risen since President Obama/NATO’s short-lived but effective air war against the nation which deposed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi and thoroughly destabilized the country. Libya now serves as something of a terror central haven for jihadists as well as a source and shipping point for heavy weapons which were looted from Gaddafi’s armories after his death. Arguably the most dangerous piece of hardware to come out of Libya’s huge stockpile are shoulder fired surface to air missiles of varying types, some of which are quite sophisticated. El-Sisi, who so far has showed a remarkable talent for pulling together a country which was in tatters in the wake of Morsi’s terrorist government, fears that Libya’s instability represents a major threat to Egypt’s national security as the attack on al-Wadi al-Jadid proved.
Iraq/Syria - As ISIS consolidates power in Iraq its gains in that country are having a negative effect on its neighbor, Syria. The rout of the Iraqi army has provided Baghdadi’s “caliphate,” with great quantities of U.S. supplied heavy weapons, which along with the hundreds of millions looted from Iraqi banks have reinvigorated the Sunni jihadists which have been fighting against the Assad government since shortly after the initial 2011 uprising.
Gaza - The war continues to expand with Israel now driving deep into Gaza in combined operations designed to hamstring HAMAS by destroying the network of tunnels the group uses as shelter and to gain access to the Jewish state. Important pieces of HAMAS infrastructure have also come under attack including its command/control centers. HAMAS continues the practice of using its people as human shields in a so-far successful attempt [the Western media doesn’t need much pushing to tilt towards the terrorists against the Israelis] to influence world public opinion. Secretary of State Kerry has been a constant presence during the conflict, displaying a particularly oafish approach to the now entirely discredited “peace process” which has greatly harmed U.S. credibility in the region.
What the conflict comes down to is really quite simple, paraphrasing Daniel Pipes PhD; it’s a war between civilization and barbarism, with HAMAS representing the latter. As Israeli PM Netanyahu succinctly puts it, "Here's the difference between us. We're using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles."
Hamas-Like Tactics - Administration Using Children As Human Shields In Political Warfare
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
July 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Just when it seemed that immigration reform was moribund in Congress, a new wrinkle has been added to the immigration controversy.
Upwards of 60,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the United States illegally since April of this year. They have for the most part entered through the Southern border of Texas and are largely from Central America. This has changed the terms of the immigration debate since children have traditionally been treated with more sensitivity and circumspection than adults.
What’s the background of this, and who are the players?
First, in Third World culture the young are often treated simply as small adults with no special statues afforded to childhood. In South American countries young children are often sent out on the streets to beg, sometimes even intentionally disfigured to make them more appealing figures, especially to tourists.
These children are more often than many realize, used as underage, unwilling prostitutes.
The Obama administration has [with the ever compliant legacy media rolling over without protest] imposed a media blackout, generally refusing to allow pictures of the “children.”
In the West this used to be called press censorship.
The few government approved photo ops presented for media consumption are hand selected and staged to present the administration to best effect. Workers in these detention centers [many supplied by complicit faux-Christian church groups] have been sworn to silence. Medical personnel have been threatened and forbidden to discuss what they are observing, teeming hordes of young illiterates, some of whom carry deadly infections or “childhood” diseases which were once common but have through increased attention to public health and hygiene, been almost completely eliminated here in the United States.
A casual look at group pictures of these illegals, seems to indicate that many of these “children” are in their teens and are disproportionately boys - some of whom are undoubtedly gang members.
July 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The public policy group America’s Survival, Inc. (ASI) is holding a Wednesday news conference to discuss Bill Ayers’ recent appearance on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program and the campaign to whitewash the activities of the communist terrorists who were murdering policemen and FBI agents during the 1960s and 70s. ASI President Cliff Kincaid says the Ayers appearance is one aspect of a campaign to rehabilitate Ayers and his communist comrades, some of whom remain in prison and are demanding presidential pardons.
The news conference is being held at 1:00 pm Wednesday in the Zenger room of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC. 20045. It is open to the press and the public.
Kincaid will release a statement on the controversy from former FBI agent Max Noel, who is “extremely disappointed” in Kelly’s interview of Ayers, including her failure to talk about a Weather Underground bomb factory where Ayers’ fingerprints were found. Kincaid will show photos of that bomb factory and the bomb-making equipment found there.
Broadcaster and television producer Jerry Kenney will talk about the factors that led cable television news to morph into what has become the news-entertainment genre and how Fox News CEO Roger Ailes' approach to communications and on-air production techniques are designed to create the illusion of news. “The result is a 24/7 news cycle that is high on hype and low on substance,” Kenney says.
July 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Though it’s generally been accepted that Boko Haram was responsible for the June 25 blast at a Lagos, Nigeria fuel depot, the group hadn’t taken credit for it.
In the interim this has allowed government officials to not only deny that Boko was involved, but make the absurd claim that the explosion wasn’t caused by a bomb.
“Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES after the Lagos incident, Ngozi Braide, the Lagos State Police Spokesperson, said the explosion was caused by a tanker conveying petrol. “There is nothing whatsoever suggesting that it was a bomb explosion, it was a tanker loaded with fuel that burst into flames,” Ms. Braide said. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, attributed the cause of the fire to a gas cylinder explosion.” [source, Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Lagos Blast , African Premium Times]
Today the government’s fairy tale regarding the Lagos carnage ended, with Abubakar Shekau [Boko Haram’s emir] stating publicly that, “A bomb went off in Lagos. I ordered (the bomber) who went and detonated it," Shekau said.” [source Tim Cocks and Isaac Abrak, Boko Haram leader claims blast in Nigeria's Lagos, Reuters, Africa]
Though Nigeria’s citizens would be far better off knowing the truth about what is happening in their country and who was causing the bloodshed, the government knows better. In the face of a growing Islamist rebellion, officials at every level of government have either lied about or attempted to minimize the terror group’s role in the worsening crisis. In what would be a comical aside were not the stakes in this conflict so high, Nigerian spokesmen at one point this year claimed the organization's leader, Abubakar Shekau, had been killed. This was of course immediately followed by a video showing a very alive Shekau taunting Jonathan’s government.
July 11, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – While world attention has turned to the renewed intensity of the Syrian/Iraqi conflict, especially with regard to ISSA [ see for example, William Mayer, The Exponential Growth of Revolutionary Islam Under President Obama , PipeLineNews.org] it’s important to remember that, unfortunately, jihadist terror in Africa continues to ramp up.
This is especially true in the case of Nigeria’s Boko Haram.
On June 25, the Nigerian al-Qaeda franchise bombed a fuel depot in Lagos resulting in numerous casualties. The toll could have been horrific if any of the fuel containers had been set ablaze, the obvious intent of the attack.
Whenever possible the government intentionally under-counts casualties and exaggerates the number of enemy KIA, before having to revise them upwards as the truth leaks out.
“Nigeria’s military forces are clearly unable to contain this threat. It’s actually worse than that as President Jonathan has at times directed his press representatives to claim that Boko Haram’s leader, Shekau, had been killed and group was in disarray. These claims have always been followed by an increase in terror activity, often accompanied by videos featuring an obviously very much alive Abubakar Shekau.” [ Nigeria’s Boko Haram Hell , PipeLineNews.org]
July 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Israel is on a war footing. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has promised that HAMAS will pay a heavy price for the renewed conflict, which stems from the terrorist group’s murder of three Israeli teens a week ago.
As many as 40,000 IDF reservists might be called up in preparation for what appears to be a land-based offensive against Gaza’s HAMAS government.
On Monday and Tuesday over 100 air and sea strikes were carried out, most likely a precursor to a further action in Gaza. Hard hit in these operations were Rafah and Gaza City.
In the relative lull in military confrontations post Israel’s 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, Iran has taken the opportunity to arm HAMAS with an advanced missile capable of reaching Tel Aviv.
"Hamas’ most dangerous weapon in its arsenal is the Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles, capable of striking Tel Aviv. In 2012, during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense, Hamas unloaded some of its Fajr-5’s towards Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Most security experts concur that the Fajr-5 has been smuggled into Gaza and the West Bank by the Iranian government. [source, Jordan Schachtel, Israel Prepares For Possible Ground War To Stop Hamas , BreitBart]
July 7. 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - A former Guantanamo Bay (“Gitmo”) detainee was arrested in Spain on June 16. Moroccan immigrant Lahsen Ikassrien was the leader of a Madrid based network that recruited jihadists for the so-called “holy war” (“jihad”) in Syria. Once in Syria, the jihadists from Spain were to join the highly successful terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – or more recently simply “Islamic State.” Back in 2001 Lahsen Ikassrien was captured in Afghanistan where he had joined the Taliban and al-Qaeda. He was transfered by the Americans to Guantanamo Bay, but released in 2005. He invariably denied that he was part of al-Qaeda, but American interrogators did not believe him. Yet, the decision was taken to release him.
Ikassrien’s release in 2005 was a very bad decision indeed. Just like so many other former Gitmo detainees, Ikassrien returned to terrorism once he was back in Spain. Another former Gitmo detainee who returned to terrorism after his release was a Saeed al-Shihri. He even became the number two of Yemen’s highly dangerous al-Qaeda network and was killed by a U.S. drone attack in July 2013. Moazzam Begg, another former Gitmo detainee, was arrested in Britain last February. This second-generation Pakistani immigrant is believed to have “attended a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas.”
Nine people were arrested in Madrid in June. Seven of them were Moroccan immigrants. They were Lahcen Ikassrien, Mohamed Khaloukh Darouani, Abdeslam el Haddouti, Oriane Chergui, Younes Zayyad, Nabil Benazzou Benhaddou and Mohamed Bouyakhlev. About fifty jihadists from Spain have now joined the jihad in Syria.
Proliferation of dangerous al-Qaeda networks in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
Islamic radicalism and terrorism pose the most serious threat to international peace and security today. Very dangerous al-Qaeda networks are proliferating in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
June 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – This afternoon the crumpled bodies of kidnapped [June 12] Israeli teens, Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar were found, executed by HAMAS, the Muslim Brotherhood created terrorist group sworn to the destruction of the Jewish state.
Reaction by the White House was uncomfortably nuanced and infinitely more restrained than if, for example the case had involved the high profile murder of a single kidnapped Black youth by a White Supremacist group.
The diplomatic meat of the PR release was formal and terse after the perfunctory “oh my, this is horrible, I feel your pain...” preface:
“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms this senseless act of terror against innocent youth. From the outset, I have offered our full support to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to find the perpetrators of this crime and bring them to justice, and I encourage Israel and the Palestinian Authority to continue working together in that effort. I also urge all parties to refrain from steps that could further destabilize the situation . As the Israeli people deal with this tragedy, they have the full support and friendship of the United States.” [source, Statement by the President on the Deaths of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar , WhiteHouse.gov]
Considering the circumstances, three innocent children abducted on their way home from school and subsequently murdered, and as set against the very public context of a caliphate on the march, the WH condemnation was inappropriately impersonal, insensitive and lacked the moral outrage which we know Mr. Obama can summon when he so desires.
There was none of the, “If I had a son...” theatrics which have become Obama’s stock-in-trade.
At the same time, from a strategic foreign policy perspective, the presser telegraphed a message of weakness to our adversaries as if an event of this magnitude was of little consequence.
June 30, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Make no mistake about it, the escalating jihadist surge in Iraq and Syria is now owned by President Obama.
This is his war.
As a result of more than two years of feckless inattention, including the administration's failure to negotiate a status of forces agreement with the Maliki government, the country teeters on the verge of becoming a de-facto terrorist state.
If the country falls, American interests - secured through the sacrifice of nearly 4,500 American soldiers - won’t be the only casualty.
As reports continue to filter in it’s becoming clear that the Sunni terrorist army, ISIS, is engaging in a savage religious cleansing of Christians in the areas which it now holds.
“And now, with the raging incursion of ISIS – a brutal Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group – the religious cleansing of Iraq’s Christians is nearing completion as well. Iraq’s Christian community is hardly a western innovation or a colonial relic. It dates from the 1st Century, when two of Jesus’ disciples – St. Thomas and St. Thaddeus (also known as St. Jude) – preached the Gospel in what was then Assyria. There has been a Christian presence in Iraq ever since. [source, Lila Gilbert, The religious cleansing of Iraq's Christians, Fox News]
A definitive example of what's happening has occurred in the city of Mosul, where over the last two weeks thousands of Christians have been forced to flee as ISIS took over the city.
"According to CNN, militants believed to be from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took control of the airport, government offices, and TV stations. Iraqi police and soldiers fled from the onslaught. The militants freed around 1,000 militants from the Mosul prison.
The Iraqi government has asked the United States for help, under the terms of the Strategic Agreement. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has asked the parliament to declare a state of emergency and called on all able Iraqi men to come out and help defend the country.
While the majority of Mosul’s 1.8 million inhabitants are Sunni Muslim, the city has historic importance for the world’s Christians. Mosul encompasses the ancient city of Nineveh, which is first mentioned in Genesis 10:11: “Ashur left that land, and built Nineveh". It was to the city of Nineveh that God sent Jonas to preach repentance, and in the end the city was saved from destruction." [source, Katie Gorka, Apocalyptic Assault by Islamist Militants Underway in Mosul, Iraq, Breitbart]
Additional resources dealing with this unfolding tragedy:
Desperate pleas by Iraqi officials for help have been rebuffed by President Obama, who seems inured to the catastrophe which Iraq has become. During this bloodletting in Syria and Iraq, jihadists are resorting to grotesque levels of violence; Christians are being crucified for refusing to renounce their faith or simply because they are non-Muslim. [please refer to, Raymond Ibrahim, Christians Are Being Crucified Again, Front Page Magazine]
June 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On Friday, Federal Judge Leoni Brinkema, a Clinton appointee, dismissed the criminal contempt case against admitted Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Sami Al-Arian.
Before his 2002 firing [loudly protested by faculty] Al-Arian had worked as a professor of computer engineering at the University of South Florida.
Though Al-Arian initially was technically under house arrest during the appeal, the restrictions placed upon him by Brinkema were minimal, allowing him to return to the stealth jihad.
About the case, in a press release issued on April 17, 2006, the DOJ stated:
“Former University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiring to provide services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a specially designated terrorist organization, in violation of U.S. law, the Department of Justice announced today.
June 23, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – In the relatively short time span of two weeks, President Obama – once again startled by critical developments in foreign affairs - has been forced to confront the presence of a large jihadist force - the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS] - which has infiltrated across the Syrian border into Iraq and is now controlling the major cities of Mosul [Iraq's second most populous] Tikrit and Fallujah.
The legacy media In what appears to be an effort to limit Mr. Obama’s exposure as being labeled either naïve or a charlatan when he declared al-Qaeda to be moribund, has portrayed ISIS as being a renegade group of jihadists [please refer to, Mark Tran, Who are Isis? A terror group too extreme even for al-Qaida, UK Guardian] who were dismissed by al-Qaeda Central’s emir, Ayman al-Zawahiri because it was unnecessarily brutality.
The press isn’t alone.
Some scholars also contend that al-Qaeda is no longer a serious threat, arguing that the group has been decimated.
“…Al Qaeda is no longer seen as an existential threat to the West in a clash of civilizations, and it is no longer believed to have deeply penetrated societies…While the hysteria over a global conspiracy against the West has faded..” [source, Marc Sageman, The Stagnation of Research on Terrorism, Chronicles in Higher Education]
This viewpoint was notably criticized by Bruce Hoffman, A Georgetown, PhD, in Foreign Policy magazine. [see for example, Elaine Sciolino and Eric Schmitt, A Not Very Private Feud Over Terrorism, New York Times]
Though it’s undeniable that ISIS’ reputation for brutality is well-deserved, claiming that it’s excessive as judged by the normative standards of jihad is without basis. Moreover that doesn’t seem to be the reason why al-Qaeda main and ISIS went their separate ways.
As noted in the Rand Corporation’s recently published monologue [Seth G. Jones, A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadists ] what led to the expulsion of ISIS from al-Qaeda was a matter of internal politics, an organizational/jurisdictional dispute between ISIS, led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi [also ’Abu Du’a] and Jabhat al-Nusrah, whose emir is Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani.
June 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As ISIS rolls through Iraq unmolested it’s impossible not to question the President’s commitment to keeping the United States safe.
Despite claims by the legacy media to the contrary, ISIS is al-Qaeda is Boko Haram etc. The ideologies are the same, jihad, sacralized by the Qur’an, in furtherance of establishing a caliphate. The methods are the same, maximum violence to cow populations into accepting Islam over a very uncomfortable death. The only difference is quantitative, ISIS at this point is a dominant jihadist armed force conducting operations across a wide swath of territory, whereas, for example Boko Haram has primarily confined its mayhem to the Northern states of Nigeria.
They're what were called in simpler times, the enemy.
Decapitation and worse is pretty much the same regardless of location.
What’s truly amazing about the spectacle that’s been unfolding now for weeks is that ISIS is moving large numbers of insurgents in convoys of what are essentially passenger vehicles using public roads.
To a military commander these unprotected vehicles represent a target of opportunity which could be quickly destroyed by air power with relatively minimal risk.
However as Obama continues to dither, the opportunity to strike a severe blow to ISIS/al-Qaeda wanes as shoulder fired surface to air missiles, Stingers and Russian SA-7s become more available, posing a much higher risk to pilots who might be engaging the jihadists.
Though there are counter measures which can be taken [a blizzard of flares] against the missiles since they are heat seekers those defenses could be overrun by the sheer number of missiles which might be brought to bear.
Complicating the matter, the aircraft which would be most effective against the ISIS convoys such as the AC130 and the A 10 Warthog fly low at relatively slow speeds - 250-350 - knots/hr making the enemy’s job less difficult.
What follows are examples of the effectiveness of some of the weapons which the President has at his disposal were he to turn serious about faithfully executing his oath of office.
June 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As we watch Iraq predictably self-combust due to President Obama’s reckless withdrawal of American forces from Iraq sans a Status of Forces agreement, we thought it might be helpful to spotlight one of the Congressional leaders of the effort to lose thewar in Iraq while troops were still in the field, Hillary Rodham Clinton, after her vote in support of the war had become politically unopular.
So here is Hillary in her own words:
The junior Senator from New York casting her vote in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“I want to ensure that Saddam Hussein makes no mistake about our national unity and for our support for the President’s efforts to wage America’s war against terrorists.”
The junior Senator from New York switching sides, becoming an opponent of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“I have been saying for some time that we should bring our combat troops home from Iraq”
June 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – With the terror army known as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham [ISIS, al-Qaeda unmasked] having streamed unopposed across the Syrian border, linked up with its Sunni mujahideen brothers already in Iraq and now heading towards the capital, the President of the United States, in a brief appearance Friday afternoon - before jetting off to Palm Springs - finally acknowledged that this was a crisis. He also revealed that he was once again “surprised” by developments involving national security issues.
Apparently it was the jihadist’s capturing the Iraqi cities of Tikrit and Mosul which finally penetrated the circle of idiots which form Obama’s Praetorian Guard. Where does one start here, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, CIA Director, John Brennan, DOD Chief Chuck Hagel?
In most administrations these individuals wouldn't even make the "B" team.
As has become the custom with the legacy media during these impromptu “media availabilities,” the few questions directed at the CIC bordered on embarrassing. Among what are supposed to be some of the best journos in the nation, not a single member of the press asked the most basic and obvious question, “Mr. President why didn’t your administration see this coming?” Very much the same question can be asked about the Benghazi tragedy. How do these things always seem to slip between Obama's fingers as if they were the foreign policy equivalent of Jello?
Though Team Obama has made something of an art form of being caught flat-footed, that’s not really the bad news here. What’s shocking about the matter [dismissing for the moment that it was allowed to happen] is that the administration had no ready contingency plan to put into action. This is not to suggest that DOD hadn't allowed for the possibility of Iraq imploding and in anticipation prepared a response strategem which it then could have been pulled off the shelf. Actually it would be surprising if some planning towards that end hadn't already occurred in light of Iraq’s increasing instability which has been apparent for years.
However, if that is the case it certainly wasn’t in evidence during the WH’s display of confusion on Friday.
For the sake of developing the point, let's stipulate that the military had indeed prepared for this eventuality. If so, perhaps the reason it wasn’t immediately put into action is that it would have almost certainly included air strikes on the unprotected convoys of jeeps which are ferrying ISiS insurgents from place-to-place.
Such unilateral and decisive action is alien to this administration.
Obama’s feeble statement makes it clear that he's unsure of what measures to take. He did note that whatever he finally chooses to do will be of a limited nature. Thus the President in his nonchalance, violated most of the major precepts of managing a foreign policy crisis.
The most glaring of these was failing to anticipate that this might become a crisis in the first place. Threats such as this are best best avoided through the appropriate use of intelligence assets to understand the dynamic and then responding pro-actively in order to minimize the danger being posed, which in this case is significant - the morphing of Iraq into an extremely well capitalized and ultra-aggressive Sunni jihadist state.
June 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – With Iraq in flames and ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] jihadists streaming in from Syria [some indisputably armed by this administration] and now drawing down on Baghdad, Barack Obama must face the consequences of his policies - losing a war which had been won conclusively as his predecessor left office.
If this rout isn’t Mr. Obama’s desired outcome, why has he rebuffed multiple pleas from the besieged Maliki government for assistance, especially air power - perhaps AC 130 gunships?
Yes, of course we have the boiler plate denunciations of the increasing violence in Iraq along with transparently false suggestions that action is being considered; but all of that is icing, designed for consumption by the legacy press stenographers.
As set against the sheer glee with which this administration, under cover of NATO, decimated Libya’s infrastructure to bring about the fall of Gaddafi, the President’s refusal to supply minimal air power in Iraq is morally indefensible.
That is unless Obama feels that humiliating America, by forcing it to lose this war, is somehow a down payment on what are – in his mind – the historical excesses of “American colonialism.”
The President should be forced to look the families and loved ones of the 4,489 U.S. servicemen Killed in Action in the eyes and explain to what end he has wasted their ultimate sacrifice.
At the core of this matter, the President needs to answer for the sleight-of-hand negotiations with Iraq which should have led to a robust Status of Forces Agreement. Instead of making the document an executive agreement between two heads of state, Obama insisted on what everyone knew was the poison pill, submitting the text to Iraq’s dysfunctional parliament for a vote.
June 11, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The terrorist and anti-Semitic attack on the the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 25 was an al-Qaeda operation. Mehdi Nemmouche, a radicalized French-Algerian aged 29, entered the museum on that Sunday morning and killed three people using a kalashnikov and a pistol. A fourth victim was very seriously injured. He died on June 6. Kalashnikovs can be easily obtained from North African criminal gangs in Belgium, France or Holland. When he was arrested in Marseille in southern France on Friday, May 30, French police found his AK47 wrapped in an ISIL flag. ISIL stands for “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.” It is an extremely dangerous al-Qaeda branch active in Iraq and Syria. (They also have a vast recruiting network in Europe.) Police also found Nemmouche’s pistol and lots of ammunition. There is no doubt about it that he planned another terrorist attack, possibly in southern France.
It was in Amsterdam, Holland, that Nemmouche boarded the Eurolines bus bound for Brussels and Marseille where he arrived on Friday 30 May. His arrest in France was coincidental. The Eurolines bus was randomly checked by the French police in Marseille who were looking for drugs. What they found instead was Nemmouche’s kalashnikov, his pistol as well as a video tape in which he says: “I will set Brussels on fire!”
Nemmouche was a notorious criminal in Tourgoing (near Roubaix in northern France). He was recruited by Muslim extremists while serving his most recent jail sentence between 2007 and 2012. Subsequently, he traveled to Syria, via Belgium (Kortijk), Britain, Turkey and Lebanon – a very circumvential route to conceil the purpose of his trip. Once in Syria, he immediately joined the ranks of ISIL, the most fanatical jidahist group. Belgian Muslims and converts to Islam also joined ISIL after having been recruited by “Sharia4Belgium” or other radical movements.
Nemmouche returned to France in March 2014 (via Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Germany). The French police and security service have a huge file on him but they failed to share this vital information with their West European counterparts. That is why the Belgian police could not find the perpetrator of the attack on the Jewish Museum. This was the first terrorist attack by a European jihadist who reuturned from Syria. Many more are bound to follow.
As testament to this campaign of intimidation, the upcoming [June 24 debut] Fox Entertainment’s miniseries, Tyrant, has since March been subjected to a review process by the Muslim Public Affairs Council [MPAC] censorship board.
The organization claims it’s only working in an "advisory capacity."
We continue to maintain that the motivation of the alphabet soup Islamist lobby in these matters isn’t out of fear that Islam may be presented incorrectly and thus somehow be defamed. These groups are fearful that media productions such as Alice in Arabia and Tyrantwill present normative Islam accurately.
Bad for the image you know…
The desired result of this strategy is to force production companies into Shari’a compliance, which would have the added effect of turning their content into da’wa.
June 5, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The recent forming of a “unity” government between the previously discordant parties, Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah led faction and that of Hamas, headed since 2007 by Ismail Haniyeh has some serious implications.
Perhaps the most important of these is that despite the alliance “Palestinian” governance remains as fragmented as it was previous the agreement with the recently inked document possibly making things worse given the dynamics now in play. Providing some perspective on this matter we turn to Efraim Inbar, PhD [BESA Center] whose area of expertise is strategic analysis.
“As long as the military branch of Hamas remains independent, there is no Palestinian unity…acceptance of a growing role for Hamas is inimical to Israeli-Palestinian peaceful co-existence.”
Dr. Inbar argues that this development is symptomatic of the plight facing much of the Middle East’s Muslim world post the Arab Spring., “it is not clear to what extent are Palestinians able to move beyond this general Arab political malaise.”
June 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Speaking in his first interview post the Egypt’s always controversial electoral process, President el-Sisi petitioned Team Obama to provide aid so that the country can re-stabilize and fight its internal jihadist threat, especially in the Sinai.
“The Egyptian army is undertaking major operations in the Sinai so it is not transformed into a base for terrorism that will threaten its neighbours and make Egypt unstable. If Egypt is unstable then the entire region is unstable.” [source, South China Post, Egypt’s General Sisi asks for US help in fighting terrorism ]
The soft spoken el-Sisi stressed that if Egypt’s security needs were of no concern to the administration, it should nonetheless provide the requisite tools to the embattled nation, noting that America was the jihadists’ prime target.
June 3, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Muslim Public Affairs Council, a controversial Islamist pressure group headquartered in LA, is working in lock-step with the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR a known associate of HAMAS] in an effort to censor a new Fox Entertainment series entitled, Tyrant.
The new thriller is set in the Middle East. The plot-line revolves around an America family forced to deal with the incessant violence in that part of the world.
Apparently MPAC and CAIR consider the depiction of one of the main characters - the son of a mythical nation’s dictator who returns after a long period of self-imposed exile – as somehow insulting to Islam or defaming the religion’s prophet, both of which are serious offenses in Islamic law, the Shari’a.
June 3, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Reflecting the public’s growing disbelief in the ability of this administration to properly secure American interests, today Speaker Boehner chastised the Obama Administration for negotiating with the terrorist Taliban, trading 5 top echelon jihadists for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who 5 years ago went missing under curious circumstances.
Quickly following that event it became known that Bergdahl was in the hands of the Taliban [willingly or unwillingly] who occasionally used video footage of him intending to taunt the U.S. into a prisoner exchange, a practice widely recognized as extraordinarily ill advised.
In a terse statement issued today, House Speaker Boehner stated that the President’s actions in failing to consult on the matter [as per HR 3034] sends “a signal that it is open season on our fellow citizens, both military and civilian personnel, serving our country abroad so faithfully.”
In an article published by OnIslam [Rafiu Oriyomi, Pastor Stages Boko Haram-like Attack] the author, in a manner common in Islamist propaganda, attempts to conflate what might possibly be an incident involving the throwing of firecrackers, with Boko Haram’s savage Islamic jihad.
The lead paragraph indeed appears to be troubling, “Nigerian Muslims have called on authorities to arrest and prosecute a pastor in southwestern Osun State who allegedly conspired with three other Christians to stage a Boko Haram-like attack on his church.”
But much farther down in the piece IslamOnline’s reporter states a version of the truth, which at worst appears to a simple prank.
May 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In an article just published under the Reuters banner [Tim Cocks, No, Boko Haram Is Not 'Al Qaeda In West Africa'] – the author makes the silly assertion that Nigeria’s Islamic terror group Boko Haram has no linkage to al-Qaeda.
Prattle, babble, bleats and grunts from dunces like Cocks aren’t really worth wasting much time on because this manner of fool will be still denying that Islamic jihad exists at the very moment his throat is being slit by some jihadist butcher.
That said we do have a few observations:
In this effort Cocks seems to be channeling the NY Time’s David Kirkpatrick – another fatuous cretin - who made the equally ridiculous claim that al-Qaeda had nothing to do with Benghazi when even the marginally informed know that the attackers were indeed in bed with the group. So clear are the facts on this matter that even Harry Reid’s dysfunctional Senate has been forced to admit the obvious. [see for example [Thomas Joscelyn, New Senate Report: Al Qaeda Network Attacked in Benghazi, Weekly Standard]
Additionally there is solid evidence that bin-Laden provided initial seed money for Boko Haram as well as strategic guidance. If that’s not a relationship, then Cocks should run the world.
May 28, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Today the Chair of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul [R-Texas] responded to the President’s recent remarks at West Point.
McCaul charges that Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is not only feckless, it poses a direct threat to the national and domestic security of the United States.
Mr. McCaul stated,”Today, the President proved once again that he is intent on picking his conflicts based on politics, instead of dealing with the problems at hand. He has elected to pull out of Afghanistan based on arbitrary timetables, as opposed to building on the progress and sacrifices of both our Armed Forces and the Afghan people, and is choosing to leave too soon. Conversely, he has chosen to engage in Syria too late.”
The Chairman went on to suggest that the administration’s policy regarding the Syrian conflict will result in the United States arming al-Qaeda jihadists, again to the detriment of U.S. national interests.
May 22, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Obama’s public response to the Boko Haram1 crisis in Nigeria has been confusing, though not surprising as judged by the administration's own standards.
Countering that, Jonathan in press accounts indicated that, in effect, his calls to State weren’t being returned.
Then Kerry said that help, unspecified, was on the way.
Weeks passed during which the Secretary made the outlandish assertion that Boko Haram was a bad actor because it wasn’t providing healthcare or education to the Nigerians under its brutal control. Here the Secretary was displaying the kind of disconnect only possible in the mind of a blue-blood, gigolo capitalist. The risible issue of healthcare aside, the group’s name alone should have indicated to Mr. Kerry that offering education isn’t exactly high on Boko’s dance card since the group believes that non-Islamic instruction violates Shari’a, making it sinful, therefore making clear the way for the burning of schools and the kidnapping of little waifs.
The matter continued to drag on - more promises, still no action.
The Daily Beast’s Ed Lasky indicates that Nigeria’s Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram received “seed” money from Osama bin-Laden as early as 2002, was trained by al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate and that documents captured in the Abbottabad raid that killed bin-Laden prove that he personally provided strategic advice to the group.
Here, Mr. Lasky discusses the matter with CNN's Wolf Blitzer:
Psaki’s usual drivel below:
QUESTION: On Nigeria. The U.S. has assisted Nigeria in a request to have Boko Haram blacklisted under the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. Does this mean that the U.S. now thinks that Boko Haram is affiliated to – with al-Qaida?
May 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Boko Haram is the likely suspect in today’s horrific double car bombings in the central Nigeria city of Jos where nearly 1 million live.
It’s the largest lethal assault yet mounted by the group, though it is estimated that 2,500 have been killed so far this year in Boko Haram’s jihadist campaign to forcibly impose Shari’a upon the nation. It was only five weeks ago that the group led by Abubakar Shekau, kidnapped nearly 300 mainly Christian girls from a government school. Their fate is still undetermined.
Today’s bombing targeted a crowded market and bus terminal and has all the hallmarks of a sophisticated al-Qaeda like operation. The first explosion was followed an hour later by a second designed to inflict further mayhem as rescue workers rushed to aid the wounded.
This area of Nigeria is not unfamiliar with the organization’s tactics as Boko Haram has been active in and around that location for years.
“…Two car bombs exploded at a bustling bus terminal and market on Tuesday, killing at least 118 people… A U.S. official said the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamist terror group holding 276 schoolgirls captive. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the twin car bombs. But they bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, the Islamic extremist group that abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls last month and has repeatedly targeted bus stations and other locations where large numbers of people gather in its campaign to impose Islamic law on Nigeria...” [source, Ahmed Saka and Michelle Faul, Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria : 118 killed in two massive bombings, Cocorioko news website, Sierra Leone]
May 19, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “I abducted your girls. By Allah, I have the right to sell these girls as slaves… There is a market for selling humans,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said with a diabolical smile. This threat was issued in a video message on May 6. Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.” It is an extremely violent and dangerous African terrorist organization linked to Al-Qaeda. They demand the enforcement of Sharia law in northern Nigeria and are against Christians and education for girls. “Kill, kill, kill, kill!” said the ruthless Boko Haram leader in another video message. Those he wants dead are the Christians, all of them. Unless they convert to Islam straightaway.
It was on April 14 that well armed Boko Haram jihadists stormed the village of Chibok in the northern Borno state. It happened in the night and it was very dark. They entered the sleeping quarters of the local secondary school and abducted about 276 largely Christian girls. Some fifty girls managed to escape.
About 130 abducted girls were shown in a video message posted on May 12. All of them had apparently been forced to convert to Islam and were wearing Islamic clothes and reciting Koranic texts. They were scared to death. Abubakar Shekau said: “These girls remain with us until the Nigerian government releases our brothers and sisters being held in various detention facilies accross the country.”
The girls were probably hidden in a nearby forest, not far from the porous Nigerian-Camerounese border. Reports from people living in the forest “say Boko Haram fighters are sharing the girls, conducting mass marriages, selling them each for $ 12. One community leader explained the practice as ‘a medieval kind of slavery.’”
Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986, told CNN that Abubakar Shekau is a “homicidal maniac,” the abduction of nearly 300 defenseless girls is a “monstrosity, it is Fascism.” It is not just “a Nigerian problem,” he said. I’m calling for the international community, the United Nations – this is a global problem. And a foothold is being very deeply entrenched in West-Africa.”
It was not the first time that Boko Haram abducted girls, nor was it the last. Human Rights Watch reported in November 2013 that these terrorists have abducted scores of women and girls and used children as young as 12 in hostilities.
May 19, 2014– San Francisco, CA – PipeLinenews.org – When the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] was formed in 1994 it presented itself as an organization dedicated to guaranteeing the civil rights of American Muslims, when indeed those rights were not threatened.
If the allegation implicit in the formation of CAIR were valid, reliable information would be available to prove the contention. The good news; the claim can be validated or debunked using publicly available records gathered and collated by federal law enforcement.
The bad news is that CAIR is lying about this matter.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation produces a survey every year called the Uniform Crime Report, a compilation all criminal activity that falls within the purview of federal law enforcement.
The data is divided up into various categories of crimes including the relatively new and wholly invented offense called “hate” crime - using the defendant’s perceived state of mind as an aggravating factor. As an aside, Orwell, foreseeing the ominous rise of the surveillance state, rightly classified these non-offenses as “thought crimes.” The effect of the legislation to create a whole new class of “offenders” has served to elevate offenses such as vandalism, simple assault and the like into federal offenses thus calling in the big dogs, the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Now this being the government, the statistics are not current. Regardless, the 2012 data is comprensive enough to prove or disprove CAIR's assertions.
During that calendar year 149 were crimes documented as having been committed against Muslim Americans based upon religious bias, whereas 696 of this class of criminal offense were committed against Jewish Americans.
There are three major conclusions we can draw from this:
1. America is the most religiously tolerant nation earth.
2. Crimes motivated by religious animus committed against Muslims living in the U.S. are insignificant in number. Though crime is not equally distributed among the populace, as a matter of perspective this averages less than three incidents per state, per year.
3. If any religious group has cause for concern, it's Jewish Americans.
But what about the incessant cry of Islamophobia?
It’s also a fabrication, crafted to create a sense of victimhood. This is of central importance in the organization’s ongoing polemics and a key factor in Islamic stealth jihad, pre-violent internal subversion against the society - cultural jihad.1
May 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As noted yesterday by Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, one aspect of the Benghazi tragedy which has largely escaped scrutiny is what role did Huma Abedin have in forming then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s approach to dealing with the Muslim world?
“Curiously absent from this reexamination of Mrs. Clinton’s record, however, is any mention of the role played in it by Huma Abedin. She’s the longtime advisor to Hillary with family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s the preeminent jihadist organization sworn to our destruction, a cause advanced by each of these strategic errors.” [source, Frank Gaffney, What About Huma?, Center for Security Policy]
One of those familial ties is through Huma’s mother, as Front Page Magazine reports:
“…Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin has been identified in Saudi Arabia as one of the founding members of the Muslim Sisterhood, a Muslim Brotherhood women’s group…” [source, Nonie Darwish, Huma Abedin’s Mother and an Islamist Agenda , Front Page Magazine]
Writing for National Review, former Federal Prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy [the man who put the terrorist “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel Rahman, in prison for life] states:
“The ties of Ms. Abedine’s father, mother, and brother to the Muslim Brotherhood are both specific and substantiated. Ms. Abedin’s father, the late Syed Z. Abedin, was an Indian-born Islamic academic who founded the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs in Saudi Arabia. That institute was backed by the Muslim World League. As the Hudson Institute’s Zeyno Baran relates, the MWL was started by the Saudi government in 1962 “with Brotherhood members in key leadership positions.” It has served as the principal vehicle for the propagation of Islamic supremacism by the Saudis and the Brotherhood. That ideology fuels the “Islamic extremism” that, only a year ago, had McCain so worried that he thought allowing the Brotherhood into the Egyptian-government mix “would be a mistake of historic proportions.” [source, Andrew C. McCarthy, Questions About Huma Abedin, p. 2, National Review]”
The case we are presenting, one which we have covered previously, is one of inference. As one stacks these data points, one atop the other, the case becomes more determinative.
May 13, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - We predicted that if 16 year Federal Prosecutor Trey Gowdy [R-SC] was appointed to lead the Benghazi Special Committee Investigation that he would do the nation proud.
Below, proof that this patriot is not going to rest until Team Obama is held to account.
In the course of this video he asks a number of questions which raise serious concerns while intimating that the media has enabled Obama's criminal administration.
May 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In an article appearing in the May 9 edition of the HuffPost, Dr. Azeem Ibrahim, Executive Chair of a new progressive/Marxist think tank, The Scotland Institute [SI], argues unpersuasively that Muslim terrorists are not Muslim, a shop-worn sleight of hand.
Since the SI is a progressive/Marxist think tank let’s quickly blow through a critique of that philosophy; this seems necessary given the affinity between those on the extreme left and the Islamists.
Progressivism/Marxism doesn’t work and its snow-blind adherents can't provide any historical evidence that it ever has worked anywhere. It’s utopian meddling led by “scholars” who believe that they, through their coercive social manipulation and engineering, can manufacture the “perfect” human and thus reproduce the city of heaven on Earth. Ideologies of this nature always result in a diminution of individual liberty for those affected.
Thus it's an essential part of the totalitarian mindset.
As has been shown over the last hundred years, progressivism/Marxism is quite good at producing two products, piles of dead bodies and mounds of skulls, an estimated 100M all told. These human carcasses are the “eggs which needed to be cracked” in order to override the delicate social and economic order - provided in the West through the nexus of tradition and reasoning from a Judeo-Christian derived natural law - by these extremists in order to bring about their model societies. In this effort they had quite a bit of help from the German statist philosophers especially Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche.
Now as to the substance or lack thereof contained within Dr. Ibrahim’s article.
“…Muslim tradition does not forbid women from being educated. Indeed, scripture encourages both sexes to seek learning. Boko Haram doesn't care about this; it uses the language of Islam just like the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda used Christianity. Both use perverted religious dictum to control, terrorise and kill, to prey on children and to take advantage of weak governments. Neither group truly represents religion at all… [source, Azeem Ibrahim, Boko Haram Are Not Muslims but the Enemy of All Muslims, the Huffington Post]
Point one: Let's be clear about first principles. Boko Haram means, “Western education is forbidden,” haram being the Arabic word for prohibited/sinful/forbidden. Abubakar Shekau states that he is acting within the confines of the Shari’a, “What I am doing is written in the Holy Qur'an and the Hadith and I will not stop. I challenge all the clerics of the world to question my deeds. Those underrating my capacity should have a re-think. I will never allow democracy to thrive. The concept of government of the people by the people for the people will never be possible and will never exist. Democracy shall be replaced only by the government of Allah, from Allah and for Allah."
This level of dogmatism is the norm among jihadists.
“The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime…“I will tell you, my friends, I have seen this scourge of terror across the planet, and so have you…They don't offer anything except violence. They don’t offer a health care plan, they don’t offer schools. They don't tell you how to build a nation, they don’t talk about how they will provide jobs. They just tell people, ‘You have to behave the way we tell you to,’ and they will punish you if you don’t." [source, Jack Simpson, Nigerian Kidnappings: U.S. Agrees To Send A Team Of Experts To Help With Search For 200 Abducted Girls, UK Guardian]
Note to Secretary Kerry: Abubakar Shekau’s butchers don’t offer education, only a complete ignoramus would even consider saying such a thing. Boko Haram means, western education is forbidden. You could look it up if you wish. And no they don’t simply punish people, they rape, pillage and torture victims in ways which civilized society finds unimaginable.
They kidnapped these little Christian girls so that they could use them like sex dolls then throw them away like used condoms or sell them as if they were cattle to some other craven outfit.
May 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – After years of butchery committed by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram and the loss of thousands of lives [often in such a brutal manner that we refuse to discuss it on these pages] the Obama WH is at least making noise that it might provide some level of aid to the besieged government of president "Gooluck" Jonathan.
The story of Boko Haram’s increasingly ascendant Islamic jihad led by Abubakar Shekau is not a new one. Over the last 12 years [most notable since 2011] the group has raped, burned and pillaged its way across Nigeria, concentrating on the nation’s North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Kano.
Shekau is pledged to impose Shari’a on the county’s population and destroy any vestiges of “Western” education...Boko Haram is interpreted as "Western education is forbidden."
With news of fresh atrocities appearing in the African media almost daily, much of the population is becoming increasingly fearful.
The central government has feigned a response but has actually done little to destroy Shekau and his followers.
We have been following developments in this matter for years, last month reporting the kidnapping of over 200 school girls on or about April 15.
“Not content to merely terrorize a large portion of Nigeria, Boko Haram has now kidnapped 243 school girls, for purposes better left unexplored.
The incident took place last Tuesday in the Northern Nigerian state of Borno as more than 100 of the terrorists descended upon the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State.
May 5, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last Thursday, May 1 Darrell Issa’s [R-CA] House Committee On Government Oversight heard testimony from four national security experts regarding details of the Obama administration’s response to the Benghazi tragedy including the status of the Libyan government post the U.S. led NATO bombing campaign [March-September 2011] which resulted in deposing long time dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The embassy attack which claimed four American lives – including Ambassador Chris Stevens and two Navy Seals – took place over 18 months ago, September 11, 2012. Since then the administration has stone-walled the investigation, failed to produce key documents which the committee has requested and [as demonstrated by its evasiveness] is obviously still lying about almost every aspect of its role in the event including a failure to account for the actions of the president in the hours following the jihadist assault.
Sorry Tommy [Vietor, former WH spokes-boy], in the big leagues "dude" just doesn't cut it.
The most significant recent development was last week's release of a flood of new Benghazi related WH documents due to a FOIA suit brought by Judicial Watch. That lawsuit produced what many are calling the “smoking gun,” interoffice emails which confirm that Obama working through his top PR people intentionally misled the nation as to the nature of the attack with an eye towards the 2012 presidential election which was then only 6 weeks away.
It’s no coincidence that Ben Rhodes' brother David, is President of CBS News, which helps to explain why this hack occupies a position for which he is clearly unqualified. His CV displays no credentials whatsoever in policy formulation or related fields, having majored in Creative Writing while in college, a skill which he does indeed seem to have mastered. [source, Wiki, Ben Rhodes]
That aside, Thursday’s testimony seemed to confirm what we have been postulating for quite some time, that the president refused to provide aid to the besieged American Embassy in Libya on the dark theory that dead men tell no tales.
“…There are accounts of time, space and capability discussions of the question, could we have gotten there in time to make a difference. Well, the discussion is not in the “could or could not” in relation to time, space and capability - the point is we should have tried. As another saying goes: ‘Always move to the sound of the guns.’” [testimony, Brigadier Gen. Robert w. Lovell [Ret], Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate J-2, United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force ODYSSEY GUARD with the mission to plan for any potential United States military missions in Libya following the fall of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. Joint Task Force ODYSSEY GUARD was instrumental in providing support to the Department of State as it reopened the United States Embassy in Tripoli] [source, testimony of Brig. Gen Robert W. Lovell, Ret. p. 3]
A significant part of this story, though has been overlooked, necessarily, as Congress, researchers and a limited number of legacy media outlets have spent the last year-and-a-half simply trying to determine what happened in the Obama WH, minute by minute from the time the attack was first reported until Susan Rice [former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, currently National Security Advisor] made her embarrassing Sunday talk show appearances which we now know were carefully crafted to intentionally mislead the American electorate as November rapidly approached.
April 30, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since at least 9/11 the Islamists have successfully cowed the West into a mindset of self censorship, using allegations of Islamophobia to shield itself from criticism.
"Terrorists can't be Muslims, you're just a bigot."
Though use of the technique by these extremists is relatively new - propelled incongruously by acts of terrorism by their co-religionists - the tactic itself is an old one, perfected by the collectivist left to establish and then enforce its own version of a secular demi-religious ideology.
The similarity between this and Islam's Shari'a based proscriptions against apostasy/heresy are striking and help to explain the odd affinity between the left and fundamentalist/political Islam when in fact their ideologies are at war with each other at an atomic level.
That is except for the one commonality - and it's a big one - they share; both seek to destroy traditional America and then remake it in their own image and likeness.
Call it the Shari'a of the left if you will. This entails forced compliance to a set of principles consistent with collectivist ideology which has been elevated to the level of a particularly intolerant religious dogma.
April 24, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It appears there is a somewhat of a tiff going on within the Manhattan Clergy Council, which has been providing advice to the builders of the 9/11 Museum.
The kerfuffle occasioned a private screening of the short film, The Rise of Al-Qaeda, at which a local imam, Mostafa Elazabawy of Masjid Manhattan, a member of the Council, was present. The film is part of the program which will be offered to Museum visitors.
“…Sheik Mostafa Elazabawy, the imam of Masjid Manhattan, blasted the seven-minute documentary - narrated by NBC news anchor Brian Williams - in a letter to the museum’s director…” [source, Don Kaplan , Tim O’Connor and Bill Hutchinson, Manhattan Muslim cleric blasts 9/11 museum video on Al Qaeda , NY Daily News]
Elazabawy was incensed over the use of the words “Islamist” and “jihad” to describe the Muslim terrorists who planned and carried out the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which resulted in nearly 3,000 Americans being incinerated.
April 23, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to a story broken by the Daily Beast’s Eli Lake, a Salafist and close ally of bin-Laden [Ibrahim Abu Bakr Tantoush] has turned a formerly covert American base in Libya into a conduit for channeling arms and personnel into Syria to aid the largely al-Qaeda affiliated foreign jihadists.
Tantoush is admittedly in Libya, where he recently gave an interview to local media.
The al-Qaeda kingpin has a long history of jihadism having been indicted in 2000 for the bombing of American Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
As the Gatestone Institute notes, another senior al-Qaeda operative is also in the country, planning attacks on Americans and American assets.
“…The leading jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar -- also known as Khalid Abu Al-Abbas, and by his nickname "Al-A'war" ("the one-eyed") -- is hiding in Libya. From there, according to security sources quoted in media reports , he is planning to mastermind terrorist attacks against Westerners and their interests across Africa's Sahel region. Belmokhtar, born in Algeria in 1972, and an Algerian citizen, was a key member of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb [AQIM]. After an internal power struggle, he decided in December 2012 to form a new group, known as the Signatories in Blood…” [source, Anna Mahjar-Barducci, Libya: Jihadi Terror Leaders' Safest Haven, Gatestone Institute]
In a backhanded way seemingly confirming these reports, Deputy Secretary of State, Nick Burns has been dispatched to Libya:
April 21, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Muslim Public Affairs Council, MPAC is undoubtedly the most media-wise major Islamist organization in the United States. This makes it a problematic entity because it has largely succeeded in camouflaging its mission of stealthily advancing and where possible, enforcing, Shari’a compliance.
“The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) was formed in 1986 as the Political Action Committee for the Islamic Center for Southern California, one of the largest Wahhabi mosques in America. In 1988, the Political Action Committee separated from the Islamic Center of Southern California and became the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The founders of the Islamic Center for Southern California are Hassan Hathout and his brother Maher Hathout. The late Hassan Hathout was a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. The two brothers spent time in an Egyptian prison during the early days of the Muslim Brotherhood’s activities there, led by the Brotherhood’s founder Hassan Al Banna. MPAC’s own publication, The Minaret, has proudly called Hassan a “companion of” and Maher “a close disciple of” the Brotherhood founder…”
Maybe because of the group’s extremist origins, MPAC avoids the flamboyance of its similarly motivated brethren such as CAIR and ISNA. Thus it’s maintained an ability to float at a treetop level, just below the din generated by the more in your face American Islamist organizations.
Headquartered in LA, MPAC has had some success - often partnering with other Islamist organizations - influencing how Muslims are depicted in films. Towards that end it maintains an elaborate presence in Hollywood to do just that:
The girls were the ones who reported that 243 of them were abducted, as they were directed to count themselves by the terrorists.
At the time of this writing the fate of those who are still being held captive remains unknown, what is entirely clear however is that few outside of Western Africa are really paying attention to this story.
April 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – ISNA and other domestic jihadist groups are today celebrating the dismantling of the New York Police Department’s counter-terrorism surveillance unit.
ISNA and HAMAS you say?
Absolutely: “Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 post prosecution decision arising out of the Holy Land case, was very clear in this matter, stating: "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].
The effect of this move is far-reaching; NYPD’s new commissioner William Bratton ended with a stroke of the pen what the American Islamist community rabble couldn’t stop through the courts.
In a February 4, 2014 decision, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey William J. Martini found that the purpose of NYPD’s surveillance program was not Islamophobic, but, “…rather to find Muslim terrorists hiding among ordinary, law-abiding Muslims…” and was therefore legal and not violative of the civil rights of New York area Muslims. [source, Syed Farhaj Hassan, The Council of Imams in New Jersey, Muslim Students Association of the U.S., et al, v New York City, Civ. No. 2:12-3401]
But merely losing the matter outright at the U.S. District Court level didn’t impede the Islamists. Instead they took the political approach, continuing to malign NYPD officials, demanding that the program should be ended because it was Islamophobic.
Translation: Islamophobic = telling the truth.
And that is exactly what William Bratton did, absent any legal or intellectual justification for the move.
Bundy Affair One Of The Most Important National Security Stories In Recent Memory
April 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – A few days ago we witnessed an event which American patriots should cherish and celebrate: several dozen protesters, shut down the Bureau of Land Management's [Dept. of Interior, BLM] attempted confiscation of Cliven Bundy’s ranch located in Clark County, Nevada.
In a very real way, TeamObama and his lap dog Harry Reid ran away, the usual response by bullies who get their noses busted.
Once deployed, word of BLM’s para-military operation spread like prairie fire among the local ranching community and into the closest major media market Salt Lake City, Utah.
That many of these protesters were conspicuously armed, wearing side arms and toting ARs, put the BLM thugs on notice that if they pushed this too far a genuine range war would break out, not exactly an auspicious event to occur only 7 months away from the critical midterm Congressional elections in which the Democrats can at best only limit the damage which will occur at the polls.
BLM tried to take what must have appeared to them to be the high road, claiming that Bundy’s operation threatened not only the department’s authority but the desert tortoise, declared an endangered species, but in reality not threatened by cattle ranching.
As the matter unfolded however the wizened, crooked presence of Sen. Harry Reid [D-NV] made itself known, with reports suggesting that the senior senator might have a financial interest in plundering the worldly belongings of a family which has continuously ranched the area for 140 years. [see, Paul Joseph Watson, Feds Desperate to Hide Harry Reid Link to Bundy Land Grab, InfoWars]
But for the purposes of this piece, those details are of lesser import, there are a host of bigger lessons to be learned here:
Reason for Feds Stockpiling of Ammunition Becomes Clear
By WILLIAM MAYER
April 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – While no one in this administration has been held to account for: the Benghazi disaster, Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the ongoing Islamic jihad in Northern Africa, the new partnership between Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda...ad infinitim, a ranch in Nevada is this hour under siege by over 200 armed federal goons in full battle gear.
The cause of this extraordinary action is a long-standing dispute between Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing rights.
Bundy’s family has held the property for 140 years, certainly predating the existence of the BLM [not to mention the overwhelming majority of the fed. bureaucracy] yet DC believes it has the right to confiscate Bundy’s cattle in an effort to protect the desert tortoise. [please refer to, Faith Heaton Jolley and Dave Cawley, 'Wake up America,' says family involved in BLM cattle dispute, KSL Radio, Utah]
Though BLM has through the federal courts sanctified its claim on Bundy’s property, the matter remained unresolved, that is until Obama’s Thug Army invaded the ranch as if it were marching into Fallujah, or Tehran, except it has no plans of ever doing that.
We believe that the Bundy family is correct in sounding the alarm, it is well beyond time for America to awaken from its sleepwalking through the establishment of a police state by Barack Hussein Obama.
April 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – A few weeks ago, the All Africa News Service conducted an interview with Abudlrahman Tera [member of the Nigerian House of Representatives for Bama/Ngala/Kala-Balge Federal Constituency of Borno State] regarding the unrelenting, horrifically violent jihad being waged by Boko Haram, a Muslim group led by Abubakar Shekau. [see, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Our Boko Haram Hell]
The words Boko Haram translate into, “Western Education is forbidden,” and over a very brief period of years the group has succeeded in destroying the educational system in Borno and Yobe states by atrocity laden attacks targeting school children.
As the Representative states, “...the current situation is one where schools no longer exist. Students cannot identify themselves as students. Teachers cannot identify themselves as teachers and cannot dare go to where school locations are. The existing structures have all been completely burnt down. And our economic activities have been brought down not just because there is sense of insecurity but because specifically, market and economic hubs have been targeted, burnt down, peoples' assets have been specifically targeted and burnt down…”
Nigeria’s military forces are clearly unable to contain this threat. It’s actually worse than that as President Jonathan has at times directed his press representatives to claim that Boko Haram’s leader, Shekau, had been killed and group was in disarray.
These claims have always been followed by an increase in terror activity, often accompanied by videos featuring an obviously very much alive Abubakar Shekau.
April 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - More than 40,000 sub-Saharan Africans seek to enter the European Union via Melilla and Ceuta, two Spanish enclaves in northern Morocco. Over 8,000 already managed to do so. They first have to climb huge ten meter high fences and do not hesitate to use violence and attack the Spanish border police, the so-caled Guardia Civil, using sticks or throwing stones at them. On February 24, 2014, over 500 sub-Saharan Africans stormed the Melilla border fence causing injuries to 13 members of the Guardia Civil, the Spanish press reported. Some 100 Africans managed to enter Spanish territory. There was a similar attack a few days later when 214 sub-Saharian Africans or “subsaharianos” managed to enter Melilla. Spain belatedly decided to send reinforcements to both enclaves which are literally besieged by hundreds of very violent and aggressive young African males. On March 28, some 800 sub-Saharians stormed the Melilla fence, but this time only ten managed to climb over the it and reach Spanish territory – thanks to the alertness of the reinforced Guardia Civil. Members of the Guardia Civil are no longer allowed to use pistols, rubber bullets or tear gas to defend themselves, only police trungeons they may carry.
Some liberal politicians are blaming the West and want to abolish the borders in southern Europe. I recently heard how a politician from the ruling Dutch Labor Party (PvdA) made a plea in a session of a parliamentary committee to provide food, shelter and healthcare to all illegal immigrants in Holland - over 100,000 by now. All asylum requests of illegal immigrants have been turned down by the Dutch government as well as by the courts – yet these people do not want to return to their home countries. They feel protected by liberal politicians and clergymen and the powerful immigration lobby. Liberal asylum policies will only encourage hundreds of thousands other non-Western immigrants to enter Europe – it will be a huge burden for the European tax payer. But there are other important justifications for curbing mass immigation from Africa and the Muslim world.
Primitive witchcraft and superstition are widespread in Africa and among African immigrants
“To my knowledge, there is not an African society which does not hold belief in mystical power of one type or another,” writes John S. Mbiti in his study African Religions and Philosophy. “There is mystical power which causes people to walk on fire, to lie on thorns or nails, to send curses or harm, including death.” “There is power that enables experts to see into secrets, hidden information or the future, or to detect thieves and other culprits. African peoples know this and try to apply it in these and other ways.”
This despite Mr. Hassan’s ardent desire to follow in the footsteps of the 2009 Ft. Hood jihadist, the disgraced Maj. Nidal Hasan, expressed both verbally and through social media postings.
Not only is the FBI's determination in this matter inexplicably bizarre, it hints at a deeper problem.
If the top domestic law enforcement organization is willing to certify as “no threat” people like Mohammad Hassan, what kind of standards are being employed to weed out potential jihadist military imams?
According to one who should know, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and an 11 year Navy veteran who retired at the rank of Lt. Commander, the answer is shocking; military imams are appendages of the HAMAS front group, the Islamic Society of North America.
You are reading that correctly;a group which has been proven to be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood's bloody step-child, HAMAS, is the official body which certifies Muslim chaplains.
According to the ISNA website the following constitutes the appropriate code of ethics for Muslim chaplains:
“I, as a Muslim chaplain, pledge to serve God in accordance with sound Islamic principles: compassion, service to humanity, sincere advice, equity, respect for human dignity, and justice; I will obey the Islamic teachings, love the Compassionate God with all my heart and soul, and serve the people who seek my help, counsel, and advice with compassion, sincerity, and integrity.” [source, ISNA Chaplaincy Services Department]
Anyone even marginally familiar with Islamist ideology will recognize that this declaration has nothing to do with an attestation that the ultimate responsibility of any American soldier is to protect and defend the United States. Instead it demands that the imam recognize that his ultimate loyalty is to his religion, not to his country.
April 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Fox News in an exclusive, is reporting that a recent Army recruit, Mohammad Abdullah Hassan, has been questioned by the FBI over his expressed desire to conduct a jihad similar to that committed by Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, who in 2009 cold bloodedly gunned down 13 of his fellow servicemen.
Unbelievably, after having interviewed the aspiring jihadist, the FBI released him, stating that he didn’t represent a danger.
The actions of the FBI here are completely inexcusable, we are at a loss as to what lengths an individual has to go before this administration considers him a clear and present danger.
Perhaps, Holder and his criminal DOJ are simply holding off a bit, waiting for the expected announcement by President Obama that if he had a son in the military he would look just like Mohammad Abdullah Hassan?
April 1, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – If one needed more proof that President Obama’s claim that al-Qaeda is all but dead and buried is absurd, we note that on March 19 elite units of the Egyptian armed forces attacked and destroyed an al-Qaeda linked bomb making cell located within an hour’s drive of Cairo.
The group running the operation, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis - an al-Qaeda franchise – is working with Egypt’s terrorist Muslim Brotherhood in an attempt to overthrow the country’s military-run government.
“There is no doubt logistic support exists,” terrorist expert Major Khaled Okasha told Al-Ahram Weekly. “It comes from elements who track and monitor and who have communications and other support mechanisms. I expect these activities are undertaken by Muslim Brotherhood elements residing in the villages and infiltrated among the people. It would have been easy for them to follow what happened during the operation and to transmit their accounts to their counterparts in Al-Qaeda/Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis. This not only points to the close alliance between the two but also to how the Muslim Brotherhood functions.” [source, Ahmed Eleiba, Networks of terror, Al Ahram Weekly]
According to reports, the cell consisted of 14 people, 6 of whom were killed in the raid with the others having been taken into custody.
In addition to small arms and bomb belts, 5 tons of explosives were seized in the operation, which is believed to have been intended to destroy the technology controlling the flow of water in the Nile River Delta, which would be disastrous.
March 31, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - In early March the ABC Family Channel which is owned by Disney Studios, announced a pilot for a TV series to be titled: Alice in Arabia. The project would revolve around the circumstances befalling a young girl, half Saudi, being raised in the United States in privileged circumstances. Her parents are involved in a tragic accident which claims the life of her mother and leaves her father in a coma. Subsequently she meets two Saudi relatives who convince her to come back to Saudi Arabia with them for a while and offer their private jet. When she agrees, her aunt and grandfather convince Alice to give them her passport. As soon as they arrive at her grandfather's compound in Saudi Arabia, she is told that she can never leave. Alice is a prisoner and must rely on her wits and summon her strength to devise an escape plan.
While this has become an all too common occurrence in real life, Alice in Arabia was different in some of its details. Her father is a Saudi, and she considers herself to be a “good Muslim girl.” Her mixed heritage was never a source of problems for her – she treats it in a light vein. It’s unlikely, given the various rewrites that are part of bringing a pilot to broadcast readiness, and knowing the political correctness of the media, that Saudi society would be portrayed too harshly. Her grandfather's compound is shown to be luxurious. It is always possible to introduce positive characters that mitigate the severity and intolerance of Saudi society, short of reducing the series to fantasy fiction.
That was not going to be the case however because as soon as the announcement of the pilot was made and before a script with details became available, the self-appointed talking heads for the Muslim grievance industry and their sycophants began a campaign of intimidation against the network and its parent body.
The HAMAS linked Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) of course led the pack. CAIR has since its inception served as the tip of the spear when it comes to enforcing one of the core principles of the Shari’a that, neither Islam nor its prophet Mohammed should ever be insulted or criticized.
In this effort, CAIR was joined by the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the American-Arab Anti-Defamation Committee (ADC). Though more PR savvy than CAIR, MPAC represents the same Islamist agenda. For example, Dr. Maher Hathout, who considers the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan Al Banna, a reformer, is the organization’s senior advisor.
March 25, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Now, it seems, things are getting personal in Obama’s 5 plus year war on an already underfunded U.S. Defense Budget. Instead of attempting to streamline the Pentagon’s notorious inefficiencies, it’s top heavy bureaucracy and Byzantine procurement process [DARPA excepted] the President is now proposing to kill two of the United States’ most effective weapons, the Tomahawk and Hellfire missile systems.
The Tomahawk is a jet powered sub-sonic missile which has been in service since 1983 and is looked upon as a primary land attack weapon. It’s capable of being configured to deliver a half-ton high explosive warhead, smaller bomblets or a 200kt nuclear device. [for complete specs please refer to BGM 109 Tomahawk, Federation of American Scientists]
The Hellfire is a smaller [100 lb.] air to ground missile designed to engage and destroy, “individual moving or stationary advanced armor, mechanized or vehicular targets, patrol craft, buildings, or bunkers while increasing aircraft survivability…” [source, . AGM 114 Hellfire, Federation of American Scientists]
That same budget shows a reduction in the Tomahawk program by over 100M in 2015, procuring only 100 units. If the administration is allowed to have its way, the Tomahawk program will end as of FY 2016.
Given the proven effectiveness of both systems, Team Obama’s proposed actions have left national security experts puzzled.
March 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – While the West remains immobile in the face of Vlad Putin’s latest adventure in nation building, there are some sober heads who are counseling the type of reasonable, but hard-hitting counter measures which might actually halt the little dictator’s grandiose scheme.
One of these is Dr. Sebastian Gorka [Associate Dean and Associate Professor of War and Conflict Studies at National Defense University, Washington, and an Associate Fellow of SOCOM’s Joint Special Operations University] who has developed a three pronged counter-strategy in opposition to the establishment of a revitalized Soviet Empire [please refer to Dr. Sebastian Gorka, OK, So Now What? Three Ways to Staunch Russian Expansion Post-Crimea , Breitbart News]
1. Attack the financial assets of Russia’s thugocracy, especially their Cyprus based bank accounts. If the goons who keep Putin in control become displeased, Putin’s lock on power becomes highly problematic. Additionally the author suggests that a bit of cyber-warfare against the control systems of Russia’s infrastructure would be highly effective.
2. Provide the type of aid that the Ukrainians require, with Gorka suggesting that such simple items as communication technology, “we could give radios to the Ukrainians who actually like us and want to be our allies.
3. Conduct outreach to the various “Central Asian ‘Stans’” with an eye towards building solidarity against further Russian predation.
March 19, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last week a new Muslim coalition debuted, calling itself the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations.
While most media types ignored the story, at least one knowledgeable commentator, Dr. Zuhdi Jasser – a devout secular Muslim - got it spot on:
“…The USCMO "should be looked at as a circling of the wagons of the inner core of American Islamist organizations…If they were going to start an American Islamist political party those would be the founders. Instead they deceive Americans as an innocent 'Muslim coalition…'" [source, American Islamist Coalition Launches With Empty Rhetoric, Investigative Project on Terrorism]
USCMO is led by Oussama Jammal and is comprised of a rogue’s list of bad actors including the Council on American Islamic Relations, [CAIR] linked in Federal Court documents to HAMAS and the equally troubling Muslim American Society [MAS].
It’s really not necessary to parse the other members of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations since partnering with the likes of CAIR, MAS and Jammal paints the new group with a brush of a decidedly jihadist hue.
“Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers’ vehicles as they head north with their drug shipments.
‘Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,’ said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol…”
The above is perhaps the clearest statement to come from this administration about its overall approach to national security, which of course encompasses integrity of our borders.
To say this policy is troubling is to do it a disservice, it’s mutually suicidal and treasonous, a few brief points:
1. The directive is unbelievably ill-advised, indicating that DHS has officially surrendered to those who seek to penetrate our borders, be they drug cartels or sleeper cells representing Hezbollah or other terrorist groups.
2. The new guidance counsels “retreat,” hence the U.S. Border Patrol really no longer has a reason for existing, We suggest that the agency should be defunded immediately and its $1.4B operating budget be poured down another of this administration’s rat holes, since the rats have departed from this one, that is unless it can be determined that a cadre of gun-toting paper pushers is in the national interest.
March 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Many of Hitler’s speeches and proclamations between 1932 and 1945 have been published in a four volume book written by Max Domarus. This German author attended many rallies throughout Germany, collecting Hitler’s speeches. He also provided insights into the mind of Hitler and his intentions – valuable critical comments. An American edition was published in 1992.
Hitler wanted to conquer Czechoslovakia in 1938. He found a pretext – the fate of ethnic Germans in the eastern and northern parts of Czechoslovakia, the so-called “Sudeten Germans.” He claimed that they had been suppressed by the Czech government. He demanded that the Czech armed forces would evacuate the Sudeten German terrorities before a certain date. (See vol. II, page 1178.) British Prime Minister Sir Neville Chamberlain wanted to accomodate Hitler and wrote him on September 23, 1938, “It being agreed in principle that the Sudeten German areas are to join the (German) Reich, the immediate question before us is how to maintain law and order pending the final settlement of the arrangements for the transfer.”
That same day, on September 23, Czech radio announced that Czech president Edvard Benes had ordered the mobilization of the army. Domarus: “For Hitler, the Czechoslovakian mobilization decree furnished a most opportune affirmation of his claim that the Prague government had never seriously considered a voluntary cession of the Sudeten German territories. He was completely certain now that he would be in a position to carry out his plan as scheduled and also have a good pretext for the launch of a military assault.” (See vol. II, page 1179.) Hitler now planned to invade Czechoslovakia on October 2. He addressed a huge crowd of Nazi fanatics in Berlin’s Sport Palace on September 26. Hitler said that he had given orders “to rearm the German Wehrmacht (=army) and to bring it to the highest level possible. Today I can openly admit: we rearmed to an extent the like of which the world has not yet seen.” (See vol. II, pages 1183, 1184.) Intimidating language meant for weak opponents and “appeasers” such as Neville Chamberlain. Hitler also said ominously: “Ten million Germans found themselves outside the boundaries of the (German) Reich… Germans who wished to return to their homeland.” (See vol. II, page 1186.)
The country’s security experts say they have proof that the operation was directed by Iran which had engaged in an elaborate plot to hide the weapons, transporting them via, ground, sea and air intending the elaborate shuffle would fool IDF Intel.
The ordnance had been stored in Syria until commandeered by Iran which then, “flew the rockets to an Iranian air field, trucked them to a sea port, and shipped them to Iraq, where they were hidden in cement sacs. The ship then set sail from Iraq to Port Sudan, near the Sudanese-Eritrean border, on a journey expected to last some ten days…”
March 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Breitbart will for the second year in a row, host a national security summit during the upcoming CPAC conference.
As opposed to last year’s rather limited resources and content, the Thursday event, Uninvited II [Westin Hotel, just around corner from the CPAC venue] will feature some of the most influential and knowledgeable experts on the national security/ foreign policy beat, among them:
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey
Congressmen Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Congressmen Pete Hoekstra and Roscoe Bartlett
Former Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Jim Conway, former Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet Admiral “Ace” Lyons, retired Army Lt. Gen. “Jerry” Boykin, and retired Air Force Lieutenant General Tom McInerney
Fox News’s Judge Jeanine Pirro
Charles Woods, father of Benghazi hero Ty Woods
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney [the man who put the “Blind Sheikh” behind bars for life] Andrew C. McCarthy
Anti-Islamist Muslim leader Dr. Zuhdi Jasser
Eagle Forum founder and longtime conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, NumbersUSA director of Government Relations Rosemary Jenks, and Center for Immigration Studies executive director Mark Krikorian
March 3, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Europe receives over 25% of its natural gas supply from Russia, of which about half is piped through the Ukraine.
Estimates are that the gas sales generate about $100M a day in revenues for Russia.
As a result what happens in Ukraine matters a great deal to the West.
Twice previously [starting in 2008] the Putin government has used the flow of gas to Ukraine as a weapon of submission, sending the unmistakable message that the country is dependent on its hostile neighbor which can pull the plug anytime it wishes.
Until recently this threat, along with the country’s relative isolation from what could be its European allies [allies of course in this day and age not being what they used to be] has kept the country’s nationalism in check to a degree, that was until Ukraine’s pro-Russian [read Soviet] government was toppled a week ago largely due to these internal forces.
Acting swiftly and decisively, not to mention militarily, the Putin regime has moved upwards of 15,000 troops into Ukraine’s Southern most province, Crimea, on the pretext that its population had to be protected from Ukrainian predation. Russian naval vessels are stationed off Crimea’s coast to seal it and have issued a demand for Ukraine’s navy to surrender or face further escalation [see by way of reference, the Kyiv Post].
President Obama is of course unwilling to respond, aside from his now laughably drawn “lines in the sand,” in any meaningful fashion. A few spurious warnings, more nincompoopery from Kerry and...
Well you get the picture, Team Obama is the most inept CIC in at least a century; he surrounds himself with buffoons, poseurs, assclowns and clueless Harvard lawyers, none of whom have any intention [let alone the ability] of taking forceful action.
Putin knows this, so does Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
No one respects this guy, no one fears him, and all hold him in some degree of contempt. To them Barack Obama is the poster-boy Omega male, a weak, helpless whiner given to delusional threats which only serve to reinforce that impression.
Understandably, global leaders have sized him up as the consummate empty suit, one of the reasons why the international political scene is aflame.
Perhaps this is all as it should be, maybe Obama, upon surrendering Ukraine, can extract a concession from Vlad Putin not to suppress Ukraine’s homosexual population in too brutal a manner, at least until after the 2014 mid-term elections.
As we are told by this administration and its press lackeys on a daily basis, that is really the most important issue facing mankind at the present moment.
February 26, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – On November 23, 2013, the U.S. Department of State belatedly got around to designating Nigeria’s two main Islamic terror groups Boko Haram and Ansaru as FTOs [see, Terrorist Designations of Boko Haram and Ansaru, U.S. Dept. of State].
Emboldened by this administration’s five years of “run up the white flag” response to the global jihad, rather than being chastened by Team Obama’s designation, Boko Haram has during the past month engaged in a particularly bloody uptick in its religious war against Nigerian civilians, especially children, mostly in Borno and Yobe states, the group’s stronghold areas.
In January upwards of 80 were killed in two attacks, one at an outdoor market place and the second at a neighboring village.
In mid February the group butchered over 100 predominantly Christian villagers in Izghe, Borno State and over the last two weeks it has killed at least 100 others including 43 school kids in Buni Yadi, Yobe State – some of the children burned, others, hacked to death.
Boko Haram’s leader, a crazed fanatic, Abubakar Shekau, has been forthright in stating that his organization’s actions are justified by the Shari’a and directed against secular schools in the country which he says are being used to “destroy” Islam, a concept from which the group derives its name, meaning, “Western or modern education is forbidden” because it is sinful.
In the below video Shekau is quoted as saying, “By the grace of Allah we will never abandon this jihad until death, our goal in this jihad is the establishment of an Islamic state…”
February 18, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Last week the Center for Security Policy [CSP, an influential DC based national security think tank run by former Assistant Secretary of Defense, Frank Gaffney] released a scathing report - The Case Against Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan - in which the organization leveled the serious accusation that the American Conservative Union [ACU] has been infiltrated by Muslim Brotherhood operatives, specifically, Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan.
As a general proposition, the contention that the ACU has been ideologically compromised shouldn’t be surprising in the least because as presently constituted it’s at best a faux conservative organization, chaired by one of Washington’s top pro-amnesty lobbyists, Alberto Cardenas of Cardenas Partners, which plays both sides of the aisle.
“This will take some courage...There are some members who say: ‘You know what, I only have 5 percent Hispanics in my district. Why get burned on the issue politically? My answer to them is: ‘Well, why be in Congress? You're supposed to be our public servant. You're supposed to be courageous. You're supposed to take a firm line on issues that need your assistance as a public servant to pass the right laws...To do what's politically convenient and expedient is not deserving of the state or the country right now. We need leaders in Congress who can show some courage and can show some conviction.” [source, Todd Beaman, John Bachman, Al Cardenas: True Immigration Reform Takes 'Courage', NewsMax]
Next to Cardenas, Carl Chidlow is probably the senior ranking member of the firm:
“…Chidlow has spent the past 18 years working in Democratic politics and has developed and maintained extensive relationships with key staff and elected officials in the National party…Chidlow worked for…Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for over two years…Mr. Chidlow joined the Presidential campaign of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry…also served as a campaign consultant to US Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington)…and Democratic Majority Leader Tom Daschle…” [source, Cardenas Partners, Team]
[Editor's note: Infiltration aside, we think a very good case can be made that the ACU has moved so far to the left that it's out of step with the grassroots Constitutionalist movement and really doesn't deserve the prestige of hosting major conservative conferences or conventions.]
In order to comprehend the enormity of CSP’s case against the ACU it must be realized that the matter takes place against a backdrop in which the government of the United States has been similarly compromised over a period of time spanned by many presidential administrations, gaining its first foot-hold during the Clinton years, picking up serious momentum post 9/11 and culminating with the Muslim Brotherhood friendly administration of Barack Hussein Obama.
February 17, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - “We’re now in the negotiation, and I think we’ve got to play that out and see whether or not they really do implement what they say they’re going to do. I’m skeptical. My suspicion is that Assad will try to protect some of his chemical weapons and that it will be very difficult for us to figure out where they all are. So yeah, we got the U.N. involved; we got teams there. Let’s try to see where that takes us.”
This quote is from Leon Panetta, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary who was interviewed by Foreign Polilcy last December. Panetta’s skeptism is justified. War criminals such as Bashar al-Assad cannot be trusted. It was only a few weeks ago that Defense Secretrary Chuck Hagel pointed out that the U.N.-backed plan to remove Syria’s chemical weapons was behind schedule. Damascus “had to take responsibility for fulfilling its commitment.” The U.S. says only around 4% of the chemical weapons declared by the Syrian government has been removed. Echoing Republican Senator John McCain, Panetta told Foreign Policy’s Ty McCormick: “I would have preferred an attack on President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.”
Panetta was once a very liberal democrat and a staunch critic of the Bush administration. After he had become CIA Director, however, his foreign policy views became more realistic. The so-called “war on terror” still is a real war, and it is sometimes unavoidable to use unmanned drones to kill America’s mortal enemies in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia or Yemen, even if they are U.S. citizens. Thus, Panetta told Foreign Policy: “We are talking about a war here, my friend. It’s a war against the people who would attack this country again if they were given the chance. Now, you can go to war with F-16s and blow the hell out of them and everybody else, you can drop bombs on them, or you can use weapons that are a hell of a lot more precise and do this in a way that avoids a lot of collatoral damage. I don’t have a problem going after people that want to attack this country.” Nevertheless, Panetta is in favor of military intervention in Syria.
Former U.S. President George W. Bush was under the illusion that Muslim countries such as Iraq and backward Afghanistan would adopt the Western democratic system once the anti-Western rulers would have been driven out. Unfortunately, Islamic culture and religion are incompatible with Western democracy. That is why the Muslim Brotherhood won the elections in Egypt in June 2012 and had to be driven out by the military last year. (I never understood why U.S. President Barack Obama sided with the “democratically elected” Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi.) Hamas has been ruling over Gaza since it won the elections of 2006. Why did the Algerian army intervene in Algeria back in 1991? Because Muslim fundamentalists were about to win the elections. In Turkey, Kemal Atatürk tried to create a secular and pro-Western democratic state. But now Atatürk’s legacy is being undone by Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyib Erdogan and his Islamist and anti-Semitic Justice and Development Party. The Reagan administration accepted the fact that Turkey was ruled by military leaders back in 1982/83. Relations between the United States, Turkey and Israel were excellent.
February 12, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – What follows is an in-depth investigation, conducted by Center For Security Policy, which alleges the most serious of charges against Mr. Grover Norquist and Mr. Suhail Khan, both senior members of the American Conservative Union [ACU], previously believed to have been organized around Constitutionalist principles.
This news source has previously written about these two individuals and feel no need to recapitulate our findings here. We therefore submit the following, extraordinarily well researched document prepared by Frank Gaffney’s prestigious national security think-tank, the Center for Security Policy, for your appraisal.
Washington, D.C.: In the wake of the ominous announcement last week by the State and Homeland Security Departments that they are no longer going to enforce statutory prohibitions on granting asylum to individuals who have provided “limited” material support to terrorists, two proponents of such policies have been called to account.
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and an individual with longstanding family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood,Suhail Khan, are the subject of a letter [PDF] to leaders of the American Conservative Union (ACU) signed by ten influential national security practitioners. The signers include: former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, former Clinton Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey, former Congressman Allen West, former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Lieutenant General William “Jerry” Boykin and former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz.
The joint letter [PDF] transmits a Statement of Facts that responds to, and challenges, representations made concerning Messrs. Norquist and Khan in an exculpatory memorandum to the ACU Board written in September 2011 by one of its members, attorney Cleta Mitchell. The ACU Board was moved on the basis of those representations to endorse Norquist and Khan, both of whom serve as members.
The Center for Security Policy facilitated the compilation of the forty-five pages listing eighty-seven rigorously documented facts and fifty-five endnotes. Its President, Frank J. Gaffney, Jr. was the subject of the Mitchell memo that claimed on the basis of “fairly substantial due diligence” to have found no basis for Mr. Gaffney’s longstanding charges that both Messrs. Norquist and Khan have enabled Muslim Brotherhood influence operations directed at the conservative movement and Republican Party.
Upon the release of the letter to Ms. Mitchell and the rest of the ACU leadership, Mr. Gaffney observed: “The signers of this letter with its attached Statement of Facts have afforded the Board of the American Conservative Union, the conservative movement as a whole and the Republican Party of which they are important parts an opportunity to address afresh a problem many have chosen to ignore – and, thereby, allowed to continue. These accomplished national security practitioners have rendered yet another service to their country and the cause of liberty. It is deeply appreciated.”
A PDF of the joint letter, Executive Summary and Statement of Facts can be viewed at: www.securefreedom.org.
February 11, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Though normally a topic of deadly serious concern, we turn today towards the Ayatollocracy’s latest bit of bravado – sending a “naval flotilla” to the Atlantic Ocean in order to strike fear in the heart of Satan America.
“The world has been taken aback by the entrance of the Iranian fleet of warships in the (Atlantic) Ocean and this is one of the blessings of the Islamic Revolution,” Commander of the Cyber Headquarters of Iran’s Armed Forces General Staff Brigadier General Behrouz Esbati said in the Northern city of Rasht on Monday.” [source, Commander: World Stunned by Iranian Warships Voyage Near US Maritime Borders, Fars]
Progress of the flotilla has been a wee bit slow though, 30 days to round the Horn of Africa, probably putting it on course to enter U.S. coastal waters sometime in April [barring headwinds of course] where its sheer presence will of course “strike fear in the heart of Satan America.”
The flotilla consists of two aged vessels identified by Fox News as, “the frigate Sabalan and Kharg, a supply ship capable of carrying helicopters…”
The Sabalan has seen some action during its long career, attacking unarmed oil tankers. The Sabalan’s prowess was sorely challenged when after the Iran-Iraq war, in 1988 the frigate was engaged by the U.S. Navy after it had fired on U.S. A-6 warplanes. Responding to the Iranian attack one of the sixties vintage Grumman twin engine jets dropped a laser guided bomb on the vessel, immediately disabling it.
February 10, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – First we look at Senegal where AP claims that Muslims, apparently just going about their daily routine, are :imperiled by intolerant Christians.
Thousands of Muslims left Bangui in a massive convoy Friday that was jeered by crowds of Christians. One Muslim who fell off a truck was quickly killed by the mob. Muslim women who could not get on the trucks tried to hand their children to strangers aboard the vehicles. Whole neighborhoods are abandoned and Muslims who cannot leave are hiding inside mosques that have not already been set ablaze or destroyed by angry crowds. [source, AP ]
As is usually the case the propagandists at AP leave out a few details.
"...The violence against the Muslims is in reaction to abuses perpetrated by the Muslim Seleka rebels during their 10-month rule that began last March. Seleka fighters tied their victims together and threw them off bridges to drown or be eaten by crocodiles, according to witnesses. Now that Seleka's leader Michel Djotodia stepped down from the presidency last month and a precarious civilian interim government is in charge, it is the country's Muslim minority that is under assault…”
We assume that AP failing to even try to establish some background for their piece, information which would clarify the reason for the violence, was an oversight…
February 6, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Islamic Society of North America [ISNA] is an organization which has been linked to the terrorist group HAMAS which was created by the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Israel through Islamic jihad, as stated in its charter.
"...The Islamic Resistance Movement is a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood Chapter in Palestine...Israel will be established and will stay established until Islam nullifies it as it nullified what was before it...The Arab countries surrounding Israel are requested to open their borders for the Mujahidin of the Arab and Islamic countries so they can take their role and join their efforts with their Muslim brothers of Palestine..
Article 11: The Islamic Resistance Movement [firmly] believes that the land of Palestine is an Is- lamic Waqf [Trust] upon all Muslim genera- tions till the day of Resurrection. It is not right to give it up nor any part of it. Neither a single Arab state nor all the Arab states, neither a King nor a leader, nor all the kings or leaders, nor any organization-Palestinian or Arab-have such authority because the land of Palestine is an Islamic Trust upon all Muslim generations until the day of Resurrec- tion.
Article 13 ...As far as the ideology of the Islamic Resistance Movement is concerned, giving up any part of Palestine is like giving up part of its religion. The nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion, in that it educates its members, and they per- form Jihad to raise the banner of Allah over their nation.
Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine is Obligatory
Article 15: When an enemy occupies some of the Muslim lands, Jihad becomes obligatory for every Muslim. In the struggle against the Jewish occupation of Palestine, the banner of Jihad must be raised. That requires that Isamic education be passed to the masses locally, in the Arab [world] and in the Islamic [world], and that the spirit of Jihad-fighting and joining the ranks-must be broadcast among the Umma (Muslim community)..." [source, Journal of Palestine Studies XXII, no. 4 (Summer 1993), pp. 122-134, Charter of the Islamic Resistance Movement [HAMAS] of Palestine, translation by Muhammad Maqdsifor for the Islamic Association for Palestine, Dallas, Texas, in 1990]
[Editor's note: another version of the translation of this document, the HAMAS Charter, which follows the above text closely was entered into evidence by federal prosecutors in the seminal terror finance case, U.S. v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, et al.]
Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 post prosecution decision arising out of the Holy Land case, was very clear in this matter, stating:
"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].
February 4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – In what was the most savage fighting during the Iraqi war - Operation Iraqi Freedom - from April through December 2004 American forces twice fought for control of the key al-Qaeda stronghold of Fallujah.
The first battle [Fallujah is in Anbar province] came as a result of a particularly grotesque display of violence. On March 31, 2004 a convoy of armored vehicles was attacked by local al-Qaeda forces resulting in the death of four contractors working under the employ of Blackwater USA [now Academi].
The contractor’s remains were then hung on a bridge spanning the Euphrates river, a public taunt intended to demonstrate that the American intervention in the country had come to naught.
Responding, in April, American Marines launched an attack on the city. However that effort ended in an imposed standoff, victory prevented by a restrictive "Rules of Engagement" placed upon U.S. military operations combined with an intense and coordinated media campaign led my America’s leftist media, with nearly every major newspaper daily screaming a front-page U.S. casualty count, the tragic loss of life dealt with as if it were a sporting event.
U.S. and world press had a field day decrying the “civilian” death toll as well as the bombing of mosques which everyone on the ground knew were widely used throughout the conflict to harbor al-Qaeda irregulars and weapons caches.
A hasty “ceasefire” was arranged and the Marines were withdrawn, having captured less than half of the city.
During the first week of November, the Marines and other Coalition Forces returned, this time with blood in their eyes, proceeding in short order to meatgrind their way through the city, fighting house-to-house. Though eventually subduing Fallujah the cost had been enormous, hundreds of casualties including over 100 who gave their lives. The re-taking of Fallujah proved to be the most costly battle over the duration of the war.
During that segment, Jasser dealt with the Obama’s administration’s record of appeasement regarding Islamic radicalism, a policy which he characterized as, “50 ways to surrender to political Islam.”
Jasser is not your run-of-the-mill critic, his CV is impressive:
“…Dr. Jasser earned his medical degree on a U.S. Navy scholarship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992. He served 11 years as a medical officer in the U. S. Navy. His tours of duty included Medical Department Head aboard the U.S.S. El Paso which deployed to Somalia during Operation Restore Hope; Chief Resident at Bethesda Naval Hospital; and Staff Internist for the Office of the Attending Physician to the U. S. Congress. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal….”
But for some, a Muslim who has demonstrated both his patriotism and a strong secular devotion to his religion isn’t enough to avoid attacks by terror friendly groups such as the Council on American Islamic Relations.
Regarding CAIR, the below statement was taken from a Federal District Court filing:
"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].
An American Bride in Kabul
Palmgrave MacMillan, 2013
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
January 29, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Noted scholar, feminist, and psychoanalyst Phyllis Chesler, has written an important book, an autobiography that begins with her harrowing life as a young bride in Afghanistan in 1961 and concludes with a disscussion of the historical background as well as current attitudes regarding Islam.
Ms. Chesler’s tale is made all the richer because of the prism of experience through which it flows.
While attending Bard College on a full scholarship, Ms.Chesler, an extremely attractive raven-haired eighteen year old, was an intellectual and a devotee of the arts, in her words…an artiste. She was the product of Orthodox Jewish parents and already in rebellion against what she felt was a confining and restrictive upbringing. Today her family might be considered poor, but then they would have been loath to use that word. They were in America and the future was limitless for an intact supportive family with the customary Jewish reverence for learning and scholarship. America could provide a first class education and then, for those willing to work harder, with scholarships for further study.
While at college she met her Prince Charming, a handsome Western educated secular Muslim from a far away and exotic land, a man who claimed that he wanted to liberalize his homeland and who shared her love for music, literature, and the arts. They were inseparable despite her parent’s dismay and disapproval.
Abdul-Kareem Mohammed was from a wealthy Afghan family. Islam hadn't yet intruded onto the American consciousness and it was well before the time when it became acceptable for women who married Muslim men to tell their horror stories.
Ms. Chesler knew virtually nothing about the Islamic faith. Religion was not discussed by the couple, and so the fairy tale life she imagined she was to experience went unchallenged.
January 27, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The Sacramento Bee, first published in 1857 has a long and proud history of being the go-to source for information regarding California’s [collectivist controlled] Legislature. Given this stature the Bee’s management and journos should hold themelves to a higher standard, in a manner befitting such a publication.
As part of the Bee’s content, its website carries press releases from PR Newswire, the world’s largest distributor of news/PR content with an ability to target specific audiences, demographics etc.
"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]
Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Israel through Islamic jihad.
Of additional note, CAIR received $5,000 “seed money” from the now-defunct entity known as the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development [HLF], a fraudulent Muslim charity which was successfully prosecuted for having provided HAMAS with at least $12 over its lifespan. All of the HLF defendants were found guilty, on a total of 108 combined charges.
One of those found guilty was Ghassan Elashi.
"...Elashi was a founder and Chairman of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF). He was also a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Texas branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)..." [source, Discover the Networks]
At the time of his conviction in HLF he was already serving a long prison sentence, having been found guilty in another terror related case
In 2011 when we brought this item to the attention of those who managed the Bee at that time, we were offered the limp excuse that the information originated with PR Newswire and the Bee had no way of choosing which content the organization might distribute.
January 22, 2014 - San Francisco - PipeLineNews.org - Violent and dangerous Moroccan youth gangs are on the rise in multicultural Holland. The Dutch city of The Hague has a reputation of being a decent city where embassies and prestigious international courts such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court are located. It is also the city where the King of the Netherlands resides. Parliament is located here as well. But organized crime is rampant is this city, especially among second-generation Moroccan immigrants and minors. It is costing the Dutch tax payer millions of euros every year, apart from all those decent people who have been robbed and attacked by these arrogant juvenile frequent offenders. Too often, lenient judges release the offenders after a few days or weeks – and the untouchable youth gangsters are quite aware of this. They are laughing at their many powerless victims, rediculing them. The police are also quite unhappy about it.
It was on the early morning of Tuesday, January 14, that about two hundred policemen forcefully entered the homes of eleven members of a notorious Moroccan-Antillean/Surinamese youth gang in suburbs of The Hague. The gang was at least seventy-two members strong and those who were arrested – ten Moroccans and one Antillean – were considered to be dangerous hardcore members. “We allowed them to operate freely for about one year in order to gather more evidence,” Jozias van Aartsen, mayor of The Hague, told a Dutch TV reporter. “Otherwise, people will blame us when these youngsters will be released after a week.”
The mayor of The Hague knows what he is talking about. Mayors of other major cities and even some smaller cities such as Ede and Culemborg face similar problems. All too often, juvenile criminals are set free whereas their victims are terrified. A local resident who reported Moroccan juvenile offenders to the police now faces reprisals by these youth gangsters . “The neighborhood belongs to us,” they say. “No,” says Mr. Van Aartsen, “it is us who are in charge here.” They are seventeen to twenty one years old and were responsible for twenty-five burglaries. They did not hesistate to use violence inflicting physical injuries. They terrorized the neighborhood. They also committed insurance fraud.
Gang members are supported by friends and Moroccan family members. “It’s a kind of subculture here,” leading police investigator Johan van Rijn told a Dutch newspaper. “A high percentage of neighborhood youths help them telling them where to steal a lot of money.”
January 21, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Attorney General Holder has reportedly decided to broaden the definition of “racial profiling " thus binding the hands of Federal Law Enforcement in terror investigations, another example of this administration's appeasement of jihadists.
“The Justice Department will significantly expand its definition of racial profiling to prohibit federal agents from considering religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations, a government official said Wednesday…” [source Matt Apuzzojan, U.S. to Expand Rules Limiting Use of Profiling by Federal Agents, New York Times]
The “government official” was of course not named but it is believed that the matter was broached during a meeting between the AG and New York’s Marxist mayor Bill de Blasio.
De Blasio is perhaps best known for his fundraising efforts on behalf of Nicaragua’s murderous Sandinista government. With credentials like that it would be normal to expect that he and Eric – the Red – Holder, would have an affinity for each other.
We find little reason to question the Time’s assertions in this matter. Taken as a whole, the DOJ leaks suggest a change in policy crafted to appease America’s Muslim Brotherhood front-groups. That its effect will also be to materially damage U.S. national security is simply icing on the cake as far as this criminal administration is concerned.
This matter was recently discussed by Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim, on a Fox News segment entitled "Islamic Extremism on the Rise.
We couldn’t agree more with Dr. Jasser's acerbic critique of DOJ’s change in policy. With this administration courting the worst elements in the American Muslim community and actively working with Muslim Brotherhood front groups [not to mention unresolved issues surrounding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s right-hand-gal, Huma Abedin], another example of Team Obama running up the white flag of surrender to Islamism is hardly surprising.
January 20, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The word “metadata” is on the lips of a lot of media types these days.
Our guess is that most of them have little or no idea at all what they are talking about.
The term itself is imprecise; some say ambiguous, others say it’s meaningless without being placed in context. The way the punditocracy is using the word, they might as well just say data, because in their contextual frame of reference it’s [as applied to NSA and other government intel organizations] simply information.
There is a technical definition however, which is a lot more esoteric as it applies to the format into which information is put, essentially data about the data, the way databases are constructed, display characteristics, relationship matrices etc.
Both of these apply to the current controversy but given the emphasis of the press and since they are using the word indiscriminately [most of them simply to appear to be brighter than they are] let’s deal with it as one concept, an approach which should promote a broader discussion of the weighty issues involved.
All of the major and minor world powers routinely conduct some kind of electronic espionage. The U.S. is no different, but some understanding of its true capabilities only came to public consciousness with the Snowden revelations.
The question is to what extent is this prudent and in the U.S., consistent with the 4th Amendment’s guarantee that citizens will not have their privacy invaded without due cause.
January 16, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Though insufficient in scope to serve as a complete examination of the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Benghazi Report nonetheless provides a scathing assessment of Hillary Clinton’s performance as Secretary of State.
Below, verbatim from the Additional Comments section:
“Ultimately, however, the final responsibility for security at diplomatic facilities lies with the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Because theTemporary Mission Facility in Benghazi did not meet the security standards set by the State Department, it would have required a waiver to be occupied.
Although certain waivers of the standards could have been approved at a lower level, other departures, such as the co-location requirement, could only be approved by the Secretary of State. At the end of the day, she was responsible for ensuring the safety of all Americans serving in our diplomatic facilities. Her failure to do so clearly made a difference in the lives of the four murdered Americans and their families.
January 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Item, the Huffington post has published the first of a three part "manifesto" from admitted 9/11 mastermind [and the guy who decapitated reporter Daniel Pearl] Khalid Sheik Mohamed. That in and of itself is not surprising in the least since HuffPost's anti-American reputation precedes it by a considerable distance.
What concerns us however is the more insidious, less easily dismissed phenomenon of the West's inability or unwillingness to defend itself against a group of crazed Muslim fanatics who seek to build an Islamic caliphate across the world through a never-ending campaign of violent jihad.
These are the kind of slugs which very much need to be assisted in assuming room temperature, with great prejudice.
Questions arise…can this country long survive much longer as a Constitutional republic?
More to the point, does it deserve to?
Under what twisted construction of the law should an admitted mass killing terrorist be allowed to have laptop computers, internet access and seemingly an unregulated ability to communicate his poison to the outside world.
We wonder why these beasts are allowed to have their precious Qur'ans, prayer mats, special halal meals, nice comfortable beds, televisions, the best in medical care and the rest of the accoutrements of modernity, all of which serve to provide them with a lifestyle significantly better than what they had when they were out on their own living in the shitholes of the Muslim world, forced to slink from safe house to safe house in order to avoid the ever present threat of drone attacks while they wage Islamic "holy war."
January 15, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – It would be a grave error to assume that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on Benghazi published today provides a clear understanding of the tragic events surrounding the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Much to his credit, Rep. Frank Wolf is pointing out the deficient nature of the Senate Committee’s partisan whitewash.
Wolf has been among the leading voices on the Hill, demanding that a House Special Select Committee be created to get to the bottom of this affair.
Mr. Wolf provided a blistering critique of the report’s obvious deficiencies:
“Perhaps the most telling part of the report is in the ‘additional views’ section, which points out that ‘important questions remain unanswered as a direct result of the Obama Administration’s failure to provide the committee with access to necessary documents and witnesses.’ This is unacceptable. The report also fails to even broach the subject of just what the CIA was doing Benghazi. Amazingly, it said that while some in the Department of Defense may have known of the CIA facility, neither AFRICOM nor its Commander ‘were aware of an annex in Benghazi, Libya.’
As has been case throughout the Obama administration, no one is ever held accountable and heads never roll.
Regarding that matter Wolf sates, “I also remain deeply troubled that no one has been held accountable for what happened that night. I have spoken with family members of those killed and they have made it clear that accountability is what they want most.”
January 14, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – State Department spokesman, Marie Harf, responding to a story in the LA Times [see, New Iran Agreement Contains Secret Deal, Tehran Official Says ] that there is a secret codicil between, Iran and the U.S., to the recently negotiated P5+1 nuke agreement with Iran, as much as admitted that such an agreement exists.
In an example of the kind of double-talk which has been coming out of this administration since day one, Harf stated, “There is no secret agreement here…[but]…We will make the text available to Congress and the public, but we must work with the parties on when and in what format the information will be released, and we hope to do that very soon soon."
How Harf was able to deliver this “up is down,” statement with a straight face is merely another example that TeamObama won’t tell the truth even when caught in-flagrante.
January 9, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The imminent release of ex-Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ book, [ Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War , Knopf, January 14, 2014] has been accompanied by an unusual number of leaks, teases really, intended to pump sales, a standard technique in the publishing industry.
However it’s the content of these brief previews which have grabbed the attention of the part of the public that still cares about these things and that certainly includes the press.
The broad outlines are already known and they confirm what many have already concluded, including this news source.
1. Mr. Obama is a political animal and makes all decisions - including those of a military nature - crafted to please his left-wing, anti-America, pro-Shari'a constituencies.
2. He has no defining core foreign policy.
3. He has been a weak Commander in Chief appearing to have little interest in this constitutionally mandated duty.
4. The President has little if any faith in his administration's military strategies, no confidence in his commanders and shows only a modicum of respect for the military in general.
5. He is ideologically adverse to the concept of militarily projecting power.
All of this bears on the topic of Iraq which looks to be on the verge of imploding due to a multiple “waves” of al-Qaeda planned car bombings which are tearing the country apart and re-igniting lethal tensions between the majority Shia and Sunni Muslim communities. Though some have characterized that prospect as an incipient civil war, in reality it’s an ancient conflict between long-held and bitterly competing Islamic sects.
The carnage has been catastrophic and the statistics frightful. Between 8 and 10,000 civilians were killed in these attacks during 2013, with the number of bombings averaging over 70 attacks a month.
January 8, 2014 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] holds a very important position in DC, he’s the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
According to numerous reports, Menendez might have more than a bit personal experience regarding “foreign relations” than meets the eye.
The main allegations facing the Senator are:
1. That he might have had “relations” with hookers [possibly underage] in the Dominican Republic, though the current Dem talking points claim that the entire matter was part of an elaborate setup.
2. That he accepted gratuities without reporting them as campaign expenses. He has since made restitution to the tune of nearly $60,000 for junkets to the Dominican Republic which apparently slipped his mind.
3. That he peddled influence on behalf of one or more acquaintances. [for a synopsis of Menendez’ “difficulties” regarding these matter, please refer to Dana Milbank’s excellent piece, Bob Menendez, senator of the evening , Washington Post].
Please consider the aforementioned information merely background, helpful in establishing the nature of Mr. Menendez’ character, such as it may be.
January 7, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLinenews.org - The standard fallback retort to allegations that normative Islam is pathologically intolerant regarding other religions isn't new, for example they say that Malaysia allows for the free expression by its religious minorities including Buddhists and Christians.
The same is said regarding Indonesia [home of the world's largest Muslim population, over 200 M] where Muslim on Christian violence is on the rise and the al-Qaeda affiliate Laskar Jihad is pillaging Christian villages, killing and maiming as they go.
Thus, neither of these claims of tolerance are substantiable.
Regarding Malaysia, its reputation as proof that that there is no religious discrimination in Islam has been seriously eroded, with Christians now finding themselves targeted and their Bibles confiscated simply because they use the name Allah instead of God or some other designator for the Creator, a common practice among Middle Eastern [for example Jordan] Christians…what few of them remain.
"The Holy Bible, being at the very heart of the Christian community, was being confiscated in a country which is supposed to practice religious freedom and moderation. The dinosaur of Malaysian politics, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad was among the first to make statements that the Christians in the peninsula should not irritate Muslims by using the name Allah, but unless Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak stood up against Islamic extremists in this country, he, too, would go down the history as a ‘weakling’ in Malaysian politics..." [source, Simon Neoh, JAIS Bible raid hits the world news: Already a PARIAH, Umno Baru will have to CLOSE SHOP! , Malaysian Chronicle]
The "dinosaur" in question is Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who served as Malaysia’s Prime Minister for 22 years, from 1981 to 2003. He is now in his late 80s, retired but still a player in the country's politics.
Throughout his long period of service he established policies which clearly favored the indigenous population known as Bumiputeras which are 90% Muslim.
This is not a contention, as Mohamad hasn't been shy in saying so himself.
January 3, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It's a predictable pattern, the NY Times or the Washington Post publishes drivel timed to coincide with whatever talking points their masters - the hacks that run the Democrat Party - are spouting and immediately the rest of the liberal slug media runs with it...even if that journey takes them headlong into a brick wall.
The current cause de célèbre is the fairytale spun by this fellow Kirkpatrick for the NYT in which he concluded that neither al-Qaeda central [stiff Binny's former baby, now run by Zawahiri] nor an al-Qaeda affiliate [let's say a group such as Ansar al-Sharia for example] had anything to do with the September 11, 2012 deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy located in Benghazi, Libya.
In the NYT piece, perhaps Mr. Kirkpatrick's most absurd assertion was that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's incredibly stupid, amateurish video was "in large part," the cause of the attack.
This despite the fact that the U.S. State Department official [declassified] findings apparently placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Islamic jihadist attackers.
"...Responsibility for the tragic loss of life, injuries, and damage to U.S. facilities and property rests solely and completely with the terrorists who perpetrated the attacks. The Board concluded that there was no protest prior to the attacks, which were unanticipated in their scale and intensity. [source, U.S. State Department investigation regarding Benghazi attack]
December 31, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It's no secret that the NY Times is a hard left propaganda machine for the Democrat Party. Normally though, it cloaks its slanted journo in such a way as to be marginally believable, assuming the reader is either as dumb as a box of rocks or is a blindered Fascist.
Such is not the case with its today published "expose" regarding the September 11, 2012 attack on the American Embassy located in Benghazi, Libya.
This piece is not only transparently unbelievable, it's so stupid that subscribers should be demanding their money back.
We aren't going to link to the piece, nor are we really going to dissect it because the article simply isn't worth it.
What we will say is that any journo professor worth his red diaper would most likely toss this pap into the waste can if it were submitted by a student aspiring to become a member of the press.
December 27, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - As this news source reported on September 18 [see, Boko Haram Ambush Kills Over 40 Nigerian Soldiers] the Nigerian military response to Boko Haram's atrocity laden jihad - primarily in Borno and Yobe States - has been so weak and ineffectual that the government has attempted to minimize the threat instead.
"...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..."
Nigeria's President, Jonathan has carried this charade so far that in August a spokesman for country's Joint Task Force [JTF] - Lt Col Sagir Musa - claimed that Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau, had been killed in a June skirmish.
However, news of Shekau's demise seems to have been exaggerated however, with the terror leader recently surfacing in a video apparently quite alive and taking credit for last week's attack on Benisheikh in Borno State which killed over 100
"Leader of terrorist sect Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau again appeared in a video clip released by the sect,,,claiming responsibility for last week's attack in Benisheikh, Borno State, where about 160 people were maimed. 'They said I am dead, but here I am. The world should know that I am alive and will only die at the appointed time...'" [ Nigeria: Boko Haram Video - Shekau Reappears, Flays Obama, JTF, Others, AllAfrica.com]
December 26, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Caught in the jaws of an unlikely pincer maneuver - between rioting Hamas supporters in Judea and Samaria [Palestine doesn't exist, next question?] and Israelis protesting against continued prisoner releases - Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon appears to have finally stated what has been obvious to many for a very long time; releasing Islamic terrorists in exchange for continued sham peace negotiations with Fatah is not only counter-productive, it's provocative.
"'...Judea and Samaria has not been quiet," he stated. "We call this an 'atmosphere of terror' and it is due to the Palestinian Authority's incitement against Israel. The statistics speak for themselves: in 2012 we saw a decline in terror attacks, but in the past several months we have seen a rise in terror attacks. This happens every time issues between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are addressed," Ya'alon concluded. "[Negotiations] are a result of the incitement, and it has everything to do with the political process...'" [source, Tova Dvorin , Ya'alon: Government Reconsidering Prisoner Release]
This practice is provocative because if there is one thing all sides can agree upon in this conflict, it's that Muslim fanatics understand only one thing - a guaranteed, brutal and disproportionate military response to acts of savagery.
December 24, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Despite Team Obama's claim that al-Qaeda has been decimated [an embarrassing subject these days with Africa and the Middle East on fire due to the work of al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups] on the 18th, the U.S. Dept. of Treasury designated two Muslim high fliers as specially designated funders of terrorism due to the financial support they have provided to a bevy of Islamic jihadist groups including, but not limited to, al-Qaeda [central], al-Qaeda in Iraq, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and al-Shabaab.
"The U.S. Department of Treasury today imposed sanctions on two al-Qa'ida supporters based in Qatar and Yemen. Abd al-Rahman bin 'Umayr al-Nu'aymi (Nu'aymi) and `Abd al-Wahhab Muhammad `Abd al-Rahman al-Humayqani (Humayqani) were named as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Nu'aymi was designated for providing financial support to al-Qa'ida, Asbat al-Ansar, al-Qa'ida in Iraq, and al-Shabaab, and Humayqani was designated for providing financial support to and acting on behalf of al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)..." [source, Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida Supporters in Qatar and Yemen, U.S. Treasury Dept. Press Office].
Yemen is justly infamous as a haven for jihadists [reference the late Anwar Al Awlaki] so another association between terrorism and the country isn't especially surprising. However the bad news for Obama [yes, it just keeps on coming] is that he has made the "rehabilitation" of Yemen an important part of his anti-terrorism policy - such as it is. Consequently the country has had a lot of cash thrown at it, obviously to little effect and therefore the linking of a high level al-Qaeda financier with the government receiving this U.S. largesse is more than embarrassing.
December 23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On April 17, 2006 Sami Al-Arian, a former professor of computer science at the University of South Florida, pleaded guilty to count four of a federal indictment charging him with, "conspiring to provide services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a specially designated terrorist organization, in violation of U.S. law..." [source, Sami Al-Arian Pleads Guilty, DOJ press release]
Al-Arian's plea contains damning admissions regarding the depth of his jihadist activity:
"In the plea agreement, Al-Arian admits that he was associated with several organizations, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, in the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s. He also admits that co-defendants Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, Bashir Musa Mohammed Nafi and Mazen Al-Najjar were associated with PIJ . President Clinton issued an executive order in January 1995 which banned certain transactions with organizations and individuals who were “specially designated terrorists,” including PIJ, Sheik Abd Al Aziz Awda and Fathi Shiqaqi and later, Ramadan Shallah.
Al-Arian admits that he performed services for the PIJ in 1995 and thereafter, when he was a professor at the University of South Florida and after he knew that the PIJ had been designated by President Clinton as a terrorist organization. Al-Arian also acknowledges in the plea agreement that he knew the PIJ used acts of violence as a means to achieve its objectives. Nevertheless, Al-Arian continued to assist the terrorist organization, for instance, by filing official paperwork to obtain immigration benefits for PIJ associate Bashir Nafi, and concealing the terrorist associations of various individuals associated with the PIJ. He further admits to assisting PIJ associate Mazen al-Najjar in a federal court proceeding, a proceeding in which al-Najjar and Nafi both falsely claimed under oath that they were not associated with the PIJ. Moreover, Al-Arian acknowledges that in late 1995, when Ramadan Shallah, co-conspirator and former director of Al-Arian’s “think tank,” the World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE) was named as the new Secretary General of the PIJ, Al-Arian falsely denied to the media that he knew of Shallah’s association with PIJ..."
At his sentencing, Federal Judge Moody tore into Al-Arian's disingenuous guise of victimhood.
"'I find it interesting that you praise this country in public,' Judge Moody said, 'the one you called Great Satan.' He continued to upbraid Mr. al-Arian, who he called a 'master manipulator' for his connections to the Palestinian group, leading Mr. Al-Arian's wife to leave the courtroom in tears.
Describing horrific bombings in Israel, Judge Moody said: 'Anyone with even the slightest bit of human compassion would be sickened. Not you, you saw it as an opportunity to solicit more money to carry out more bombings...The only connection to widows and orphans is that you create them.'" [source, Jennifer Steinhauer, Palestinian to Be Imprisoned Before Deportation , New York Times]
Though technically still under some form of confinement [he was previously under house arrest, but that has apparently been modified into something less restrictive] Al-Arian appeared at a briefing - entitled "Restoring Democracy and Freedom in Egypt" - on Capitol Hill which was underwritten by a group calling itself the "Egypt Freedom Foundation."
The story was broken by Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism:
December 23, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - 1,600 French soldiers have been dispatched to the Central African Republic [CAR] - until 1960 a French colonial holding - in an attempt to halt the brutal jihad against Christians led by the Muslim terrorist group Seleka, which is now running the country.
The Central African Republic is overwhelmingly Christian, approximately 50%. Though Muslims constitute only 15% of the population they seem to be making up for their lack of numbers with sheer aggression.
The French military presence was deployed to assist an all African force, MISCA, which has so far been unable to quell the increasing carnage. Already at least two French soldiers have been killed in the conflict [source, Laura Smith-Spark, Nima Elbagir, French soldiers killed in Central African Republic unrest, CNN]
On March 24, 2013 Seleka overthrew the government led by Francois Bozizé who was forced to flee the country. The current president is Michael Djotodia who had reneged on a promise to disarm the terrorist rebels, a force he had only recently led - strongly suggesting outside assistance. Estimates vary but it is believed that as many as 15-20,000 jihadists are still operating under the Seleka banner.
This group is not your typical undisciplined African rag-tag military force. It possesses heavy weapons [mortars and machine guns] and is using large force, modern military tactics. It's believed that both fighters and weapons have been pouring into the CAR from Sudan and Chad both Muslim majority countries.
December 18, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - “A serious threat emanates from individuals who are clandestinely active on jihadist websites and belong to jihadist organizations, such as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Shabab, the Islamic Jihad Union. The online presence of this extremely small group is virtually undectable. The ‘virtual’ threat emanating from members of jihadist organizations particularly lies in the fact that they can use the Internet to get in touch with Western jihadists and help them to participate in jihad or to mount an attack. The AIVD has identified a few such cases.”
This quote is from an alarming report on “Jihadism on the Web” from the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) in the Netherlands. “Western jihadists” usually refers to Muslim immigrants or radicalized converts to Islam in Europe, North America and Australia. Faical Errai, a Moroccan immigrant in Spain and a Spanish citizen as well, was convicted by a Spanish court last July for running websites that recruited Islamic terrorists for the Al-Qaeda linked group Ansar Al-Mujahideen. The AIVD report “Jihadism on the Web” says that Errai was arrested on August 27, 2010, “on suspicion of working as a core forum administrator and of virtually recruiting jihadists for the struggle in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Chechnya.” ‘By virtue of their online influence, such Western jihadists are able to introduce other Western jihadists to experienced jihadist Internet contacts.”
The AIVD distinguishes between “jihadist producers” and ‘jihadist consumers.” Faical Errai was one of the jihadist producers. They hold, the AIVD report claims, “considerable informal power on jihadist websites. Such a position is highly coveted and sought after by the large group of remaining users, the so-called consumers.”
“Consumers regularly stand out because of their eager contributions to and threats posted on core forums. They publicly state they want to die and become martyrs for ‘the cause’, ask how they can participate in jihad, propose all kinds of possible targets and incite other forum members to violence. In 2008 a consumer named Abu Omar wrote on a core forum about the urge he felt to make such calls and threats: ‘From the moment I wake up until the moment I go to sleep, this is what I go throughout the day… My thoughts are limited to the following questions: How can I terrorize the enemy, at this time and with this machine (his computer)? Can this thing be adjusted to be used against the enemies of Allah? Frankly, I do not watch TV… In my spare time I occupy myself by thinking about a new terrorist idea…” “Abu Omar managed to reach Iraq a year later, where he was killed in an air raid even before he was able to carry out his planned suicide attack. Particularly in the past five years the AIVD has identified many cases of jihadist comsumers who eventually make the leap to use violent action.’
December 16, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - In comments made today, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani suggested that Team Obama is resigned to the prospect of a nuclear Iran.
“Today, we are a country which has reached a point in the field of nuclear technology and uranium enrichment that the US president frankly says that taking the nuclear technology from the Iranian people is impossible…We started a technology, made stage-by-stage progress, reached some peaks and indigenized it in a way that separating the technology from this great nation is impossible, and this is a big honor for our country…” [source, Fars News].
Rouhani’s statement was merely reflective of the thinking within the Obama WH, which is understandable since the president as much as made the case for the Iranian bomb in a speech given last weekend at Brookings’ Saban Center.
In the below excerpt from Obama’s remarks it’s clear that he has already reconciled himself to a nuclear Iran.
“…Now, you'll hear arguments, including potentially from the Prime Minister, that say we can't accept any enrichment on Iranian soil. Period. Full stop. End of conversation. And this takes me back to the point I made earlier. One can envision an ideal world in which Iran said, we'll destroy every element and facility and you name it, it's all gone…I mean, there are a lot of things that I can envision that would be wonderful. But precisely because we don't trust the nature of the Iranian regime, I think that we have to be more realistic and ask ourselves, what puts us in a strong position to assure ourselves that Iran is not having a nuclear weapon and that we are protected? What is required to accomplish that, and how does that compare to other options that we might take?...” [source, Brookings Institute]
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."