March 29, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - According to The Egyptian Independent [source, http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/741466] Egypt's Christian Copts have fully withdrawn their support of the country's radical Muslim Brotherhood led assembly.
"State-run MENA news service reported on Thursday that the Coptic Orthodox Church withdrew its representatives from the constituent assembly that is meant to draft the new constitution. The Islamist-dominated assembly is currently facing fierce criticism..."
The legislative body is led by the MB's Saad al-Katatni.
March 27, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Ever since the fraudulent Iranian elections of 2009 - in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader ? cracks within the Islamic establishment have widened to unprecedented levels.
Many within the Revolutionary Guards, the very force that has protected the clerical regime since its inception in 1979, have become disgruntled. Former high commanders have publicly criticized Khamenei, something that courts execution, as the regime's clerics have stated that obeying the supreme leader is like obeying Allah; those disobeying him will be considered a "Mohareb," an enemy of God, and therefore killed as justified under Islam.
Former senior Revolutionary Guard commander Hossein Alaei, in an op-ed in a state-owned newspaper, openly criticized the Islamic leadership for suppressing the people and not allowing criticism of the supreme leader and of the direction of the country. He came immediately under attack by Khamenei's supporters, the piece was pulled from the paper's website, and radicals attacked his home.
Last month, Iranian state-owned media announced the death of Ahmad Sodagar, a high-ranking Guard commander. The cause of death was listed as heart attack. Interestingly, he was the fifth Guard commander to have "died of a heart attack" last month. Reports from within Iran revealed that he had stated in his will that if he died soon, it would be because of his belief in justice.
Sodagar, a major general, had served as the head of security and intelligence of the Guards' Khatam-al-Anbia Base and was the chief commander of the Guards' Prophet Mohammad Division. He had served in the Iran-Iraq War and, at the time of his death, was the head of the program "Defaeh Moghadas," or Holy Defense.
March 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an Associated Press video published last week by the Washington Post, AP continued its baseless attack on the NYPD's terror surveillance program, charging that coincident with NY's demonstrations [upwards of 1,800 arrested] against the 2004 Republican Convention, "...undercover cops monitored certain groups, anti war organizations, environmental advocates, even church groups...but a new document uncovered by the Associated Press showed that those tactics went on for years after the convention. NYPD officers spied on liberal organizations, even kept files on particular people based on their political leanings..." [source, AP Video. supporting article New Orleans 'summit' among liberal gatherings infiltrated by New York police]
The video features a number of those "targeted" by the NYPD program including Jordan Flaherty1, identified on screen simply as a "demonstrator." [Note: Although Mr. Flaherty's politics will, in part, be dealt with in this piece, Eugene Puryear 2 was similarly highlighted in the AP video and also tagged as a demonstrator. Like Mr.Flaherty, Mr. Puryear was passed off as a liberal].
The purpose then of this essay is to briefly deconstruct AP's use of the term liberal in this matter.
Upon investigation, Mr. Flaherty is a bit more threatening than AP's labeling might suggest.
For example he edits the Marxist publication, "Left Turn, Notes From the Global Intifada" [see, http://www.leftturn.org/]. The publication [February was its last print edition, according to the website] defines itself as, "a national network of activists engaged in exposing and fighting the consequences of global capitalism and imperialism. Rooted in a variety of social movements, we are anti-capitalists, radical feminists, anti-racists, queer and trans- liberationists, and anti-imperialists working to build resistance and alternatives to corporate power and empire."
In short form then Mr. Flaherty is a hard-left revolutionary, not a liberal.
March 22, 2012 - Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - For the better part of two days the MSM did everything it could to suggest that the gangland style murder of French Jews living in Toulouse, was committed by favorite whipping boy, the "right wing."
Unfortunately for them, now we now know the truth; the shooter was a Muslim fanatic, Mohamed Merah, who has now assumed room temperature due to the [overdue] actions of French authorities after a long standoff which resulted in additional law enforcement casualties.
The text of the post-massacre manifesto produced by the organization's on whose behalf Merah allegedly acted - the Tariq bin Ziad Brigade and Jund al-Khilafa Brigades - is reproduced below.
In the name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate"
"Praise Allah only and prayer and peace upon the most honorable of messengers [Verse]"
"On Tuesday, March 19, one of the Islamic knights, brother 'Yousef al-Faransi' ? we ask Allah to accept him ? took off in an operation that shook the pillars of the Zionist-Crusade in the entire world and filled the hearts of Allah's enemies with terror."
"We hereby claim responsibility for these blessed operations, and we say that what Israel is committing of crimes against our people on the blessed land of Palestine, and in Gaza specifically, will not pass without punishment. The Mujahideen everywhere intend on avenging every drop of blood that was unjustly and aggressively shed in Palestine, Afghanistan and other Muslim homelands."
March 22, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Iranian agents have successfully infiltrated American think-tanks, universities, and our political system as part of a plot to keep the United States from attacking the Islamic regime as it continues to expand terrorism worldwide and pursue its nuclear weapons and missile programs.
The infiltration goal is to mold American opinion and create doubt about the advisability of attacking Iran's nuclear facilities ? all part of a longstanding strategy to pull the strings of America and the West.
Iranian leaders first successfully engaged U.S. forces in Iraq at a time when President Bush was in an offensive policy of confronting Islamists after 9/11. The Iranians correctly believed that if America got bogged down in Iraq, it would not want to open another front with Iran before stabilizing Iraq, buying Iran time for nuclear development.
Iran had already infiltrated the Shiite majority in Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War. At that time, I was working as a CIA spy in the Revolutionary Guards and was reporting their activities to America. When the U.S. went to war against Saddam, the Iranians began a campaign of terror in Iraq that not only crippled America financially by stringing out an unfunded war, but killed many U.S. soldiers.
The same infiltration policy was enforced in Afghanistan with the training and arming of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighters against NATO forces.
That strategy kept Iran's rulers out of harm's way, allowed them to pursue their nuclear and missile programs with impunity, and forced America to rethink its involvement in the region. They called their strategy a great victory over the "Great Satan."
March 21, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since the DOJ's U.S. Attorneys are the chief federal law enforcement officers in their various districts, we were more than a bit surprised to find that Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington State, had developed an ongoing relationship with the tainted Islamist pressure group, the Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR].
CAIR, for those not thoroughly conversant with the group's history, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest domestic Hamas terror funding prosecution in U.S. history [U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation]. The conclusion of the trial found all defendants [including a prominent member of the Texas chapter of CAIR, Ghassan Elashi] convicted on a combined total of over 100 charges.1
At the time of his conviction Mr. Elashi was already serving a lengthy sentence due to his conviction on another terror related matter [see, U.S. vs. Infocom, superseding indictment located at, http://fl1.findlaw.com/news.findlaw.com/wp/docs/infocom/uselashi121702sind.pdf]]
CAIR has been named in federal court documents as being closely aligned with Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group created by the Muslim Brotherhood, "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 Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas.
Based upon the treasure trove of information regarding the Muslim Brotherhood and its front-groups' strategy to slowly Islamize North America which was presented into evidence at the Holy Land prosecution, the FBI discontinued its relationship with the now undeniably terror-linked group. In order to emphasize the point the agency's Director, Robert Mueller, declared in a House Judiciary Committee proceeding, "We have no formal relationship with CAIR because of concerns with regards to national leadership..." [source, News 9 Oklahoma City, http://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp?S=14328429]
Similarly, the FBI's 56 field offices were instructed to break whatever relationships they had involving CAIR, "We were instructed, we being the 56 FBI field offices, to sever formal relations with CAIR," said James Finch, FBI Special Agent in Charge for Oklahoma City."
March 15, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The head of Iran's Basij paramilitary force says his country has no choice but to destroy America in order to build an ideal society.
In a video broadcast to Basij members on Feb. 26, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi said the Islamic regime's "independence and unhindered advance toward perfection is subject to removing the despotic powers and the Zionists," referring to America and Israel.
"In every field in which the Islamic Republic of Iran tries to advance," Naqdi said, "America is there to create obstacles for us...When we want progress in science, they enforce sanctions and kill our scientists."
The Basij force is a militia unit, established in 1979 by revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, best known as a security force responsible for reacting to protests and other assemblies of dissident groups. It is a subset of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Naqdi, who was born in Iraq, was a member of the Iranian Quds Force - another Guards subgroup - and involved in international terrorism before Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed him to command the Basij in 2009. He has previously threatened to assassinate American generals in retaliation for the killings of Iranian nuclear scientists.
March 14, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - An incendiary, near declaration of war against Israel has been issued by an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood entity, the "Freedom and Justice Party" and published Monday on the Ikhwan's website [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29775].
The statement reads in part:
"Israel must fully realize that Egypt, whose people have bravely erupted against and toppled the tyrannical corrupt regime which provided it with constant and direct support, will not under any circumstances accept such Israeli actions and deliberate violent escalation, which put the entire region at risk and threaten international relations, stability and security. The FJP stresses that the security of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian people inevitably impacts the national security of Egypt...post-revolution Egypt will stand solidly by her besieged brothers in Gaza. The party also asserts that the siege Israel has been imposing on Gaza is no longer acceptable under any justification, which requires full and permanent opening of the Rafah border crossing, just like all other border crossings linking Egypt with its neighboring Arab countries..."
Further along in the political screed, the Brotherhood declares that it will render whatever assistance - apparently including arms - it might deem necessary to support Gaza's terrorist Hamas regime, "Further, the FJP vows full support for the people of Gaza...which entails providing them with all they need to ensure that they obtain their internationally and legally recognized rights..."
The MB logic for war seems clear - it has declared that Egypt's sphere of political dominion extends beyond its borders and into Gaza and that for all practical purposes any military action taken by Israel against Gaza constitutes a direct and unacceptable threat to Egypt.
March 13, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a move certain to heighten tensions between the West and the Muslim world, according to numerous reports including the English version of the Aram website [http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/36666/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-parliament-urges-Israel-envoy-expulsion.aspx] Egypt's Parliament has voted to expel the Israeli ambassador while demanding that Egypt's representative to Israel be recalled.
The legislative body also called for an end to natural gas exports to the Jewish state.
The measure which declared, "Egypt will never be the friend, partner or ally of the Zionist entity which we consider as the first enemy of Egypt and the Arab nation," was adopted without a dissenting vote.
All of this is a part of a comprehensive move by the Muslim Brotherhood to force the ruling military authority, "to revise all its relations and agreements with that enemy."
Iran's PressTV is carrying much of the same information [see, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/231529.html] with an additional twist, suggested during an interview with Mark Glenn one of the founders of the Islamist front group Crescent & Cross Solidarity Movement, that Egypt might find Russia an eager partner after the Americans have been driven from the country.
March 13, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an interview recently aired on the Talk Radio Network [TRN], Jimmy Carter, arguably the man most responsible for the Iranian terrorist state, said that in his judgment, Iran will be dissuaded from developing nuclear weapons by the West's economic "sanctions" against it.
Carter claimed - apparently even after the American diplomatic staff in Tehran was taken hostage for 444 days under his watch, the event which assuredly brought his regime down - that had we maintained "contacts" with the revolutionary state, "circumstances would have probably been better now." [source, http://www.trn1.com/jimmy-carter-unchanging-principles-can-guide-our-nation-during-uncertain-ti]
He also implied that there is no need for war that, "the top leaders of Iran, who are the clergy, have said they will not do so [develop nuclear weapons]...[and] I think the economic sanctions will be adequate..."
Mr. Carter appears not to be concerned at all with the prospect of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood coming to power. In doing so he contradicted numerous reports that the MB will quickly jettison the Israeli/Egyptian peace accord, saying that he "trusts" them [the MB] to "do the right thing."
"I've met with the top leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood...and they assured me personally...that they will honor the peace treaty which I helped negotiate..."
So according to the 39th president of the United States, we have nothing to fear, all is well in the Muslim world, after all, they assured Mr. Carter it was so.
March 8, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Emboldened by impressive electoral successes, Egypt's terrorist Muslim Brotherhood announced today that it will seek a "no-confidence," vote shortly to oust the government headed by PM Kamal al-Ganzouri.
According to the Egyptian Independent website, "Senior Muslim Brotherhood MP Essam al-Erian indicated Parliament would reject a policy statement presented by Ganzouri to the chamber in the near future. "There is a move towards rejecting the government statement," Erian said in a brief phone interview..." [source, http://www.egyptindependent.com/node/702201]
The Brotherhood expressed its intention to then grab complete control of Egypt's government, "The military should appoint a new government and should appoint the government which obtained the majority..."
That entity would of course be the Muslim Brotherhood.
Such a development would represent an opportunity, most likely previously unimaginable, because in addition to gaining control of the reins of government - a long held Brotherhood goal - the move would additionally solidity its already considerable sway within the military.
March 6, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It should go without saying that the American Catholic Church is now engaged in an intense struggle with the Obama administration regarding its decision to force Catholic institutions to provide a full range of "birth control/family planning" services to its employees.
The administration maintains that such an edict [the final language was just published in the Federal Register] doesn't rise to the threshold of abridging the Church's First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.
Less prominent in the give and take on this issue is the understanding that for the most part the U.S Catholic Church, primarily through its governing board, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as its lobbyists cooperated very closely with the president on the Affordable Health Care for America Act, now commonly referred to as Obama Care.
So complete was its devotion to the principle of government funded universal health care that at one point, feeling the extent of the coverage being offered was insufficient, Church representatives suggested that it be expanded to cover the approximately 12M [primarily Mexican] illegal aliens as a matter of Christian equity.
We are expected to ignore the fact that the overwhelming majority of these illegals are at least nominally Roman Catholic.
March 5, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - "It was a very hot day in June or July 1944 when I was at work in Monowitz, also known as Auschwitz III. And then I suddenly noticed a group of people who looked like actors. They were wearing long robes and strange headgear. Occasionally, internees did perform a play in the camp. I wanted to find out myself and as I walked towards that group I was stopped by a high ranking SS-officer whom I didn't know. He was from the main camp (Auschwitz I) or Birkenau (Auschwitz II). The officer asked me, 'What do you want?' 'I just wanted to know whether these people are actors or not. Is there going to be a stage performance tonight?' 'These people aren't actors,' the SS-officer told me. 'They are the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and his retinue.' I then asked him, 'What is he doing here?' 'He is paying a visit to the camp,' the SS-officer said. 'He lives in Berlin where he enjoys Hitler's personal protection. He is now paying a visit to Monowitz to see how the Jews are working themselves to death in factories. He is also in Auschwitz to see the gas chambers. When we have won the war he will return to Palestine to build gas chambers and kill the Jews who are living over there.'"
Ernst Verduin, a Dutch Jew from Amsterdam born in 1927, was deported to Auschwitz in September 1943. Upon arrival in Auschwitz-Birkenau he was first selected for the gas chamber but then somehow managed to leave the "gas chamber group" and join the group selected for slave labor. "An SS-officer protested loudly, but I didn't care," Verduin told me at the end of February. 'He didn't use his machine gun and kill me, although he could have done so quite easily. I later learned that the SS wanted to avoid panic at all costs and that I wasn't the only one who switched from one group to another. I already knew about the gas chambers of Auschwitz when I was still in Holland. An SS-officer named Ettlinger who was stationed at the concentration camp of Vught, told me about it. Ettlinger had previously been stationed at Auschwitz, so he knew exactly what was going on there."
"The worst thing I saw after my arrival at Auschwitz was a group of prisoners who entered the gas chambers. These people were about to die. I later tried not to remember this terrible spectacle." Verduin only spent a few hours in Auschwitz I and II and was then transferred to Monowitz where he stayed between September 1943 and mid-January 1945.
Haj Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was an important Palestinian leader who sided with the Nazis during the Second World War. Not only did this hate cleric and jihadist meet Hitler in November 1941, also did he cultivate the personal friendship of Adolf Eichmann, the very man who was in charge of organizing the Holocaust. Eichmann told his friend Willem Sassen after the war that he was proud of having killed at least 5 million "enemies of the German Reich." The Holocaust was codenamed "The Final Solution of the Jewish Problem" ("Die Endloesung der Judenfrage"). The Mufti used a similar term on at least one occasion.
March 5, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - San Diego Senator Christine Kehoe, (D), has submitted a bill to the California legislature, SB 1501, Abortion, which is making waves throughout the national media.
This bill would recognize an expanded list of non-physicians?mainly nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives?who are licensed and authorized to commit abortions, especially first trimester suction abortions and chemical abortions.
On Tuesday, February 27th, Kehoe has stated that, "We believe it will give many California women access to earlier, safer procedures in the first trimester of their pregnancy," She said, further, that she was introducing the bill because "half of California's counties do not have an abortion provider."
She is also motivated by a long lingering fear within the radical feminist/abortion camp that men will somehow regain control over women's bodies and prohibit abortions forcing women into a pregnancy bondage. They display photos of Congressional hearings depicting men only giving testimony regarding abortion as their proof.
March 1, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Iran's semi-official news agency, Press TV, is reporting that there has possibly been an explosion damaging a major Saudi oil pipeline, "An explosion has hit oil pipelines in the flashpoint Saudi Arabian city of Awamiyah in the kingdom's oil-rich Eastern Province." [source, http://www.presstv.ir/detail/229494.html]
This is all the information that appears to be available at the present and we have not obtained independent confirmation of the facts surrounding the matter.
Speculation is rife regarding both the veracity of the report as well as the cause should it prove to be accurate.
In response to the alleged incident, oil futures have leapt above $110/bbl after the market's close [see, WSJ, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203986604577255162876617488.html?mod=googlenews_wsj] making this very bad news for Team Obama, whose energy secretary Stephen Chu just yesterday testified as to the administration''s lack of interest in keeping the price of oil down.
Chu has a history of favoring rising oil prices as a method of discouraging the use of fossil fuel.