April 30, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - First, let's review the pertinent facts:
1. Obama travels to the San Francisco Bay Area to once again hit up his special no payback ATM.
2. While there a contributor pays $75k+ for the privilege of conducting a mini-protest at a VIP Obama fundraiser, expressing opposition to the alleged mal-treatment of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Mr. Manning stands accused of what amounts to treason, disseminating to Wiki Leaks hundreds of thousands of classified documents. The effect of this mass exposure of sensitive diplomatic documents has seriously, possibly irreparably damaged the way in which American [and Western] foreign policy is conducted.
3. Covering the event as part of the reporting pool, a local reporter for the S.F. Chronicle [Carla Marinucci] goes native and shoots some low quality video [sheeesh Chron mgmt., can't you misers spring for decent mini-digital video cams for your troops?] on her mobile phone, recording the little protest.
April 28, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Again we find TeamObama's thoroughly politicized DOJ blaming the Bush administration for actions for which it is personally responsible.
In various statements, Eric Holder, confronting multiple Congressional requests for information pertaining to the decision by his DOJ not to prosecute various individuals and organizations names as unindicted co-conspirators in the landmark Hamas terror financing prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, is blaming the previous administration for his own actions.
Lest we forget, it was the George W. Bush administration which finally succeeded in busting Holy Land, a phony Muslim charity which funneled money directly to Hamas. Holy Land remains a seminal event which provided damning evidence against many self-proclaimed moderate Muslim groups, proving that they were indeed agents of the Muslim Brotherhood and attempting to subvert constitutional government by working to make America Shari'a compliant.
The decision to which Mr. Holder refers was simply a tactical one at the time, as government prosecutors in the North Dallas District wanted to lock up the key conviction before they moved against the key Muslim Brotherhood agents and front groups now operating freely in the United States.
Mr. Holder, like his boss, has so thoroughly sold out to the Islamists that his protestations at this point simply look foolish and blaming the former president for alleged actions he could easily countermand at the stroke of a pen strikes us as simply another indication of the depth of contempt this administration has for the intelligence of the American people.
April 27, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Catholic University of America is sponsoring a symposium [120th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum: Church, Labor, and the New Things of the Modern World, http://ipr.cua.edu/RN120th.cfm] dealing with Catholic social justice teaching on May 2nd and 3rd at the university's Pryzbyla Center.
Increasingly, since Vatican II, the Catholic "social justice" movement has been the refuge of politicized theologians eager to reorder the planet in a utopian manner. They do this under the guise of an invented moral authority which only gives lip service to Christian orthodoxy. [Note: A comprehensive study of the steady march to the left by the Church since Rerum Novarum, by this writer is available at, Bitter Harvest: How Marxist ?Progressives" Have Infiltrated the American Catholic Church]
The keynote speaker's list is anything but eclectic, with the deck slanted heavily towards those with a hard-left/socialist perspective, starting with John Sweeney.
Sweeney, who was president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 until 2009, has a long history of activism on behalf of socialistic causes and has been tied by various sources as having been a member of the Democratic Socialists of America [DSA]. The DSA is a wing of the Socialist International [see, http://www.dsausa.org/international/index.html], a Stalinist artifact and a significant player in the world-wide communist movement.
April 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to multiple reports [see for example, http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/04/21/general-ml-egypt-protest_8428796.html] a large mob of Islamists has gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt demanding that Omar Abdel Rahman, aka the "Blind Sheikh," be released from confinement in the United States. Rahman is serving a life sentence for his role in multiple terror plots including the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.
Those conducting the protest are not your garden variety Muslim Brotherhood riff-raff, as Associated Press is reporting, "The protest leader was Abboud el-Zomor, who was released from an Egyptian prison in March after serving multiple sentences for his role in the assassination of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat."
Sadat's 1981 assassination was carried out by a MB faction [al-Jihad] and it is believed that Abboud El-Zomor played a key role in supplying the ammunition to those who actually shot and killed Sadat.
April 21, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an April 15 letter sent to AG Eric Holder, NY Rep. Peter King, Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, has demanded an explanation as to why what appears to have been an imminent series of prosecutions against U.S. Muslim Brotherhood front groups and various individuals including one of the founders of the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] were quashed.
According to a statement on King's website CAIR, "...co-founder Omar Ahmad, and other named unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas terror finance case, United States v. Holy Land Foundation....[and] other unindicted co-conspirators include the Islamic Society of North America and the North American Islamic Trust..." had been targeted.
King further states, "I have been reliably informed that the decision not to seek indictments of the Council on American Islamic Relations ("CAIR") and its co-founder Omar Ahmad, the Islamic Society of North America ("ISNA"), and the North American Islamic Trust ("NAIT"), was usurped by high-ranking officials at Department of Justice headquarters over the vehement and stated objections of special agents and supervisors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Dallas, who had investigated and successfully prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation case. Their opposition to this decision raises serious doubt that the decision not to prosecute was a valid exercise of prosecutorial discretion."
April 20, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] will headline a roster of speakers during the dinner break on the first of a two day public relations event being held at UC Berkeley [April 21-22] which is intended to further the fraudulent allegation that Islamophobia in the U.S. is rampant.
Awad was one of the founding members of CAIR, an Islamist organization which has consistently failed to specifically and by name condemn Hamas as a terrorist entity. Not surprisingly given the group's history and associations, it was named as an unindicted co-conspirator/joint venturer in the largest Hamas terror funding prosecution in U.S. history, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation. [source, List of Uninticted Co-Conspirators and/or Joint Venturers]
The trial resulted in the conviction of all of the defendants on a total of 108 charges. Among those convicted was Ghassan Elashi, a co-founder of the Texas chapter of CAIR. Elashi was already serving a long sentence on a previous terrorism conviction [U.S. vs. Infocom] involving commerce with among others, Mousa Abu Marzook, a senior Hamas leader.
April 20, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - While Mr. Obama and the anti-Second Amendment crowd are attempting to gin up public support for draconian firearms restrictions because of alleged gun running from the U.S to Mexico, in a little known operation this administration's ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] has - unbelievably - engaged in that very activity which may have resulted in hundreds of deaths on both sides of the border.
According to a statement by Congressman Daryl Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, "reports have raised questions about the handling of operations involving gun trafficking into Mexico - specifically the allegation that ATF has had a policy of permitting - and even encouraging - the movement of guns into Mexico by straw purchasers. This practice may have contributed to the deaths of hundreds on both sides of the border, including federal law enforcement agents..." [source, http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=726&Itemid=28&Itemid=4 Chairman Issa Subpoenas ATF For 'Project Gunrunner' Documents]
Mr. Obama, the acting Dir. of ATF Kenneth Melson and the DOJ are all stonewalling the oversight investigation and failed to provide the documents requested by the due date of April 13.
Some of the documents which the ATF has been asked for and which failed to provide include:
April 20, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Not content to simply take over the governing structure of Egypt and foment revolution throughout the Muslim world, today the MB's spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Morsy [also a member of the MB's "Executive Bureau"], literally demanded that the U.S. Congress meet with the group, "Dr. Mohamed Morsy, media spokesman and member of the Executive Bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood(MB) demanded that US Congress hold a special session to hear directly from the MB about their programs..." [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28428]
The juxtaposing of the recent claims of moderation by the Ikhwan against such an aggressive demand betrays the group's base motivation - forced submission to Shari'a via intimidation and threats.
April 19, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According the group's website [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28398] Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is on the verge of launching a television channel/network which will provide a 24x7 opportunity to propagandize and spread the Ikhwan's creed [now curiously missing from the group's English language website], "Allah is our objective, the prophet is our leader, the Koran is our law, Jihad is our way, dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
Mohsen Radhi, a leader of the MB and alleged journalist, refused to disclose the nature of the ownership or funding of the new venture, but stated, "that it would better express the moderate views of the Brotherhood [and] display a message that would achieve renaissance, development, and culture in the Egyptian society, as well as displaying different issues in an exciting informative, and unbiased manner, that will suit all sincere Egyptian citizens and better contribute to the liberation of Egyptian media."
"Shortly before the IDF revealed the identities of the two murderers of five members of the Fogel family, activists with the extreme Israeli left went to visit one killer's family and condemn Israel for detaining him."
The type of self-serving, callous ignorance displayed by the Israeli left in this matter is demonstrative of the mental construct of leftists worldwide. They have elevated a totalitarian political ideology to that of a religion and as true believers, are quite impervious to any point of view which might upset their delicate psychic balancing act.
April 18, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org LLC - In his piece Wilders Trial and Witness Bertus Hendriks, Dutch investigative journalist and author Peter Siebelt details the "path from Marx to Allah" which was taken by Hendriks over the past decades. Siebelt traces Hendriks' involvement in leftwing causes and his meetings with Arafat and pro-Palestinian and pro-Hamas support groups. Hendriks is scheduled to testify against Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders at his "hate speech," trial on April 15, accused of insulting Muslims and discrimination [view official charges lodged against Mr. Wilders, http://www.wildersontrial.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=4]
According to Siebelt, Hendriks is an apologist for terrorism and virulently anti-Israel, "Hendriks is one of many career activists who attempts to whitewash Palestinian terror attacks with statements such as "I condemn it but you have to understand the reason behind it...." [source, http://www.hetvrijevolk.com/index.php?pagina=13119, translated from the Dutch by the author]
April 14, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to an explosive story, authored by Patrick Poole and published by Pajamas Media Did Obama and Holder Scuttle Terror Finance Prosecutions? Team Obama's "Justice" Department has, at the highest levels, quashed the indictments of several organizations and individuals named as unindicted co-conspirators in the nation's largest Hamas terror financing prosecution, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation.
Below from a confidential high level DOJ source:
"It was always the plan to initially go after the [Holy Land Foundation] leaders first and then go after the rest of the accomplices in a second round of prosecutions. From a purely legal point of view, the case was solid. Jim Jacks [the U.S. attorney in Dallas who prosecuted the Holy Land Foundation executives] and his team were ready to go. There's a mountain of evidence against all of these groups that was never introduced during the Holy Land trial and it is damning. We've got them on wiretaps. That's exactly why many of these leaders and groups were named unindicted co-conspirators in the first round of prosecutions. But from a political perspective there was absolutely no way that they could move forward. That's why this decision came from the top down. These individuals who were going to be prosecuted are still the administration's interfaith allies.
The Holy Land Foundation case was the seminal event in establishing once and for all the nature of the elaborate Hamas support network which has operated, with near impunity, in the U.S. for many years.
April 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Frank Wolf [R-VA] introduced legislation today to create a panel of outside experts - fresh eyes - to help develop new strategies to combat the violent Islamic jihad as well as its stealth component.
Wolf has been well ahead of the curve on such matters; he was instrumental in creating the 1998 National Commission on Terrorism.
The "Team B" approach, has proven successful in the past. The process refers to a group of outside experts commissioned by George Herbert Walker Bush when he was Director of the CIA in the 1970s which eventually resulted in policies being established which eventually resulted in the defeat of the Soviet Union.
April 12, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an April 10 posting on "The American Muslim" [see, http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/stephen_schwartz_center_on_islamic_pluralism/0018441] writer Sheila Musaji charges Stephen Schwartz with involving, "himself in just about every Islamophobic cause over the years."
In the following sentence Musaji states that Schwartz "claims," to be a Muslim, "and we have to take him at his word," his word apparently being worth, given the tenor of Musaji's hysterical rant, nothing and therefore we are faced with the odd prospect of calling an admitted Sufi Muslim an Islamophobe.
The process at work here is illustrative of the manner in which the Islamist enemy works the stealth jihad in hope of incrementally making the U.S. and the West Shari'a compliant.
"...With this MO, Mogahed defending the Ikhwan - the Muslim Brotherhood - should not be surprising, but the following citation published by the Muslim Brotherhood on its official English language website is demonstrative of just how thoroughly Islamized Team Obama has become, "During her interview on the satellite channel 'Mehwar' Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Centre for Muslim Studies and an advisor to the Obama administration stated that Washington has no worries concerning the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt... She revealed that in fact the Obama administration does not consider making an enemy of the group and in fact respects them describing them as highly organized..."
[source, US advisor: Obama's Administration is not Worried About the MB, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=28349]
This is historical revisionism by the Ikhwan. No one believes Ms. Mogahed was misquoted as to the administration's friendliness to the idea of working with the Brotherhood and to pull the story now simply proves the level of duplicity this group displays.
April 7, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Dalia Mogahed is closely aligned with institutions representing the vanguard of Islamism here in the U.S.
Nominally the Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, she has spent considerable time networking with some of the most notorious Muslim groups in America including the Islamic Society of North America [ISNA], a known Muslim Brotherhood front group, named as an unindicted co-conspirator in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, the nation's largest Hamas terror funding prosecution.
She is the force behind MuslimServe.org, a da'wa organization devoted to aggressively courting political power and gaining access for those of her ilk to important American cultural institutions.
April 6, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "Al-Qaeda is not against regime change through protests but is against the idea that the change should be only through peaceful means to the exclusion of the use of force." "It is our opinion that the revolutions that are shaking the thrones of dictators are good for Muslims, good for the mujahidin and bad for the imperialists of the West and their henchmen in the Muslim world."
This interesting quote is from Yahya Ibrahim, editor of the latest issue of "Inspire," Al-Qaeda's provocative online magazine. The entire issue is devoted to the so-called "Tsunami of Change," that is currently sweeping the Arab world. '"The unfolding revolution has brought with it a great wave of changes," sheikh Anwar explains,' the frontpage says. Sheikh Anwar is American born Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki who is of Yemeni descent. He is currently in Yemen where he playing an leading role in a terrorist network called "Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula" (AQAP). He was given the rank of regional commander of Al-Qaeda in late 2009 and has been described as the "bin Laden of the Internet." He is an extremely dangerous man who would probably not hesitate to throw an atomic bomb on America, if he were able to do so. "I pray that Allah destroys America,'" he once said. (In the past both Al-Qaeda and Libya's Muammar Khadaffi actively sought to obtain nuclear weapons.)
Commenting on the current upheaval in the Arab world Anwar Al-Awlaki writes: "We do not know yet what the outcome would be, and we do not have to? Ragardless of the outcome, whether it is an Islamic government of the likes of Al-Baradai, Amr Mousa or another military figure; whatever this outcome is, our mujahidin brothers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Muslim world will get a chance to breathe again after three decades of suffocation." "The first and probably most important change that this monumental event brought is a mental one. It brought a change to the collective mind of the ummah (world wide Muslim community, V.). The revolution broke the barriers of fear in the hearts and minds that the tyrants couldn't be removed."
April 6, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to information contained in a kaiserhealthnews.org release, "The East Bay is home to some of the highest concentrations of ex-offenders in the state. About 6,500 people, or 5 percent of the 130,000 released every year from state prisons, are paroled to Alameda County." [source, Rick Schmitt, "Health Care Expands For Ex-Offenders in California," "Health Care Expands For Ex-Offenders in California," Kaiser Health News, http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2011/march/28/schmitt-ex-offenders-health-care-program-expansions.aspx?referrer=search]
On top of this, due to a Federal judge's ruling [ 2/09/09] that state prisons were overcrowded causing a "violation of prisoners' rights," it has been estimated that up to 58,000 prisoners in general would be receiving early release "causing a threat to public safety," declared Matthew Cate, California's corrections and rehabilitation secretary. [source, CNN, http://articles.cnn.com/2009-02-10/justice/california.prisons_1_prison-system-early-release-don-specter?_s=PM:CRIME]
The aforementioned article did not indicate whether those chosen will be the older, perhaps more rehabilitated criminals or the younger variety, recent unrepentant additions to our supposedly overflowing prison system. It did however reflect the concerns of several unnamed authorities, strongly suggested that these early release prisoners will evidence problems of "serious disease...bringing high rates of communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and serious mental illnesses." These early parolees will also be in need of just about every community service available - housing, jobs training, drug addiction counseling, food assistance, etc. Of note, many of these programs will be temporarily swelled with an infusion of federal dollars which are sure to then quickly go away as the national budget difficulties come into clearer focus across party lines.
April 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Bowing to intense public pressure, Team Obama has once again reversed course, now apparently in total agreement with the George W. Bush administration's claim that the perps of 9/11 deserved and were destined for trial by military tribunal.
In doing so, the DOJ and the WH are now admitting that 9/11 and its aftermath were not simple criminal matters but acts of war.
April 4, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Near the end of September 2009, during its 12th session, the U.N's inappropriately named, "Human Rights Council," issued a study which came to be known as the Goldstone Report, authored by the former South African judge Richard Goldstone. [see, HUMAN RIGHTS IN PALESTINE AND OTHEROCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIESReport of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/specialsession/9/docs/UNFFMGC_Report.PDF]
The politicized document, as intended, achieved its goal, demonizing the state of Israel for defending itself against the Palestinian Islamic jihad, concluding, "From the facts available to it, the Mission is of the view that some of the actions of the Government of Israel might justify a competent court finding that crimes against humanity have been committed...." [source, Report pg. 25]
When the U.N. voted to accept the Goldstone conclusions Team Obama weakly demurred, "Douglas M. Griffiths, the U.S. representative to the council, merely registered "disappointment at the outcome of this resolution." [see, Jonathan Schanzer, Goldstone Report Marks Another Obama Failure, Jewish Policy Center, http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/1473/goldstone-report-marks-another-obama-failure]