Targets had already been identified and vetted, but Obama didn’t have the balls to pull the trigger. “Special operators in the region tell Fox News that..Benghazi targets have been identified for months, officials in Washington could ‘never pull the trigger.’…much of the information on Benghazi suspects had been passed along to the White House after being vetted by the Department of Defense and the State Department -- and at least one recommendation for direct action on a Benghazi suspect was given to President Obama as recently as Aug. 7…[as a result]…prison breaks in the country have eroded security. U.S. special forces have now been relegated to a "villa," a stopover for the operators before they're shipped out of the country entirely.
‘We put American special operations in harm's way to develop a picture of these suspects and to seek justice and instead of acting, we stalled. We just let it slip and pass us by and now it's going to be much more difficult,’ one source said, citing 1,200 prisoners escaping two weeks ago. ‘It's already blowing up. Daily assassinations, bi-weekly prison escapes, we waited way too long.’” [source, Adam Housley, Team Involved In Tracking Benghazi Pulling Out, Sources Say] None of the above should surprise anyone who routinely follows national security matters. Team Obama/Morsi continually side with the jihadists while savaging those whose business it is to keep the U.S. secure from internal and external threat, especially those posed by the Islamic jihadists.
America’s Muslim Brotherhood President, Barack Hussein Obama Decries “Crackdown On Mr. Morsi’s Associations and Supporters…”By WILLIAM MAYER
August 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – Team Obama/Morsi in numerous statements over the past week has clearly indicated its continued support for the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope…” [from MB mission statement]
Nice peaceful fellows, don't you think?
Additionally, the administration has engaged in a bizarre display of callous moral equivalency, likening the Egyptian military response to the Brotherhood’s violent jihad with unprovoked attacks by these same Muslim Brothers and their supporters, on the Coptic Christian community. So far this terrorist activity has resulted in the closing of over 50 churches of which at least 40 have been burned.
We note that even when tepid remarks are made by this administration regarding the genocide which is being carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood against not only the Egyptian, but the dwindling remainder of the Middle East’s Christian community, are always followed by expressions of outrage over the supposedly unfair treatment of the single most dangerous terrorist organization on Earth, the Ikhwan [Arabic for the Brotherhood].
What follows is a sampling of the administration’s remarks regarding what is obviously a full-fledged civil war in Egypt between general al-Sisi’s military government and the country’s revolutionary Islamic jihadists.
Of particular interest, troubling evidence has been presented suggesting that the MB is allied internationally with similarly motivated groups such as the Libyan based Ansar Al-Shari’a, a group alleged to had been conducting high-level planning sessions with now ousted Mohammed Morsi regarding the 9.11.12 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. [see, Raymond Ibrahim, Behind Benghazi: Muslim Brotherhood and Obama Administration, CBN News as republished by the Middle East Forum]
From the Dept. of State’s press gaggle, 8.15.2013:
By EMERSON VERMAAT
August, 20, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Ebru Umar is a Dutch-Turkish columnist and vocal critic of Islam. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and now writes for the Dutch newspaper “Metro.” Her predecessor was Theo van Gogh who was murdered in November 2004 by Mohammed Bouyeri, a Dutch-Moroccan admirer of Osama bin Laden. About one month ago, on July 19, Ebru Umar called the Muslim prophet Mohammed “that dead guy” (“die dooie gast”). She writes that in the past fifteen years religious lunatics multiplied in Turkey and that these people “worship the book of a man who died centuries ago...that dead prophet Mohammed is even more dead than Atatürk.”
Shortly after the publication of her column Ebru Umar received more than 2000 death and other threats via Twitter. It was, as she later wrote “a tsunami of tweets.” Many of these threats were issued by second or third-generation Turkish immigrants. In a Dutch TV program Ebru Umar complained about the “Islamization of the Netherlands.” “Why do these young guys take sides with Turkey and not with the Netherlands? “They grew up in Holland and not in Turkey, yet grammatical errors abounded in their tweets,” Ebru Umar said. In another column she referred to the originators of all those death threats as “Netherturkishstan.” “Just because I observed that both gentlemen (Mohammed and Atatürk) were dead. How disrespectful for me to do so!”
In an article in the liberal Dutch newspaper “NRC Handelsblad” Miss Umar wrote that she was struck by the fact that the teenagers and kids who threatened her knew a lot about Islam. Who were their teachers? Their Islamization in a country where more and more people are no longer religious is remarkable, she writes.
We know that radical Muslims frequently burn down churches of Coptic Christians in Egypt. They abduct and rape their daughters, forcing these defenseless girls to convert to Islam. But Muslim immigrants also threaten Coptic Christians in Europe, especially if these Christians are very critical of the anti-Semitic and anti-Christian Muslim Brotherhood. Recently, they issued death threats against a woman named Monique Samuel, whose father is from Egypt. Three young Dutch-Moroccan males forced her car to stop and intimidated her on July 28. They said that she offended their prophet Mohammed. The next day she appeared in the Dutch TV talk show “Knevel & Van den Brink” (“KB”), emphasizing that she did not hate Islam and Mohammed. “I am threatened because I am critical of the Muslim Brotherhood,” she said. “That’s why people now think I am an Islamophobe.” “I do not despise the prophet, on the contrary, I admire his wisdom.” “Hi, Muslims, you want me dead, but you are really dear to me.”
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
August 19, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - Last month marked the 17th anniversary of the loss of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island, New York. All aboard perished. TWA Flight 800 , a suspenseful and well researched documentary was presented on cable television on the anniversary of the event. The film was produced by physicist Tom Stalcup and Emmy award winning journalist, Kristina Borjesson. Dr. Stalcup was a PhD candidate in physics at the time of the event and has spent the past 16 years investigating the crash.
The film's credibility is enhanced not only by the impeccable credentials of Dr. Stalcup but also by the testimony of six whistle blowers who broke their silence, each of whom was intimately involved in the investigation. At the end of the documentary Dr. Stalcup is filmed speaking to an audience of relatives of the victims where he offered them the opportunity to petition federal authorities [presumably DOJ] for a re-opening of the case.
The film conclusively debunks the conclusions presented jointly in 2000 by the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).Their conclusion, which was intended to be the politically correct final word, was that the tragic event had been caused by a spontaneous explosion in the aircraft's center fuel tank that had somehow been ignited by something unspecified. The competing theory has always been that the airliner had been brought down by one or more surface to air missiles.
The documentary makes it clear that the role of the FBI Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office, James K. Kallstrom, was to smear the missile theory as totally mistaken and to thoroughly discredit and demonize those who held it, despite whatever credentials or contradictory facts they brought to bear on the controversy.
Consider the below testimony:
“To sum up, Mr. Chairman, we have a number of significant investigative, scientific and analytical initiatives which we hope to complete within the next 60 to 90 days and, to date, the FBI's exhaustive investigative efforts have not uncovered any evidence that the destruction of Flight 800 resulted from a criminal act. I thank you for your time and I would be happy to answer questions from the Committee.” [source, Testimony of James K. Kallstrom before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation July 10, 1997]
August 15, 2013 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Let's get this out of the way first; we not only support, we applaud the long overdue "heavy handed" treatment being dished out by the Egyptian military as it attempts to crush the main directorate of the hated, terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.
Thus we are on board with a full scale military response against the Ikhwan, which is both an enemy of the Egyptian people and a proven threat to the world. Understanding the MB's ideology is easy, read its defiant, jihadist motto:
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu Akbar!"
That seems unambiguous. It's a triumphalist declaration of war against the non Muslim world. We ask you, what government on earth could possibly co-exist alongside such an organization?
What grounds are there for "compromise," a word much overused by the left? On that matter perhaps you should consult with the president, who seems to still be in the Ikhwan's corner.
Fortunately, as Americans are now starting to learn, our legacy media considers itself to be members of the president’s press office.
As a result there is no task too degrading or servile as long as it promotes the agenda of this WH. Right now the administration’s toadies at the NY Times, Washpost, LA Times and the network talking head pretend news broadcasters are furiously engaged in their latest project, to support Team Obama’s efforts to rescue the MB.
For the record, most of these people couldn't give you a single fact concerning the MB's ideology. They just don't care because, in their smug leftist outlook they just know better, even if they know nothing, which is often the case.
Let there be no doubt, Morsi was Obama's man, a policy made clear by his dim witted ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, who has been running interference for her boss and pulling the strings so as to leave as few fingerprints as possible.
August 14, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – As we have detailed on numerous occasions - see for example, African Atrocities By Jihadist Group Continue - Slit School Kids' Throats and U.S. State Dept. Disinformation Campaign Continues: Islamic Jihad Is Legitimate Response To "Economic And Political Needs" - Nigeria’s bloody Muslim terrorist organization Boko Haram, along with the similarly motivated Somali jihadist Al-Shabaab, represent a grave threat to the stability of Northern Africa and by extension the U.S.
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.
As reported by the Premium Times’ Ola Au’du, Boko Haram leader laughs in new video, claims sect winning war against Nigerian military"…The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has, in a newly released video, claimed responsibility for the recent attacks in different Borno and Yobe communities including Malumfatori, Bama, Biu, Konduga, Gamboru Ngala, Gwoza, and Damaturu. Close to 100 people including about 14 soldiers were killed in the various attacks; with the latest being in Konduga over the weekend when about 44 people were killed when gunmen dressed in military uniform attacked worshippers in a mosque…We call on you all to repent and come to the ways of Allah. Forget about constitution and accept Shariah. We don’t have socialism, we don’t know communism, we don’t want federalism, but we are Muslims…"
Team O might take note that Shekau openly states that his mujahideen insist on nothing less than a fully Shari’a compliant national government and they don’t care that slightly more than half of the country’s population are Christians...
August 13, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – President Obama is fleeing the Middle East, forced by the hand of the terrorist organization which he claims to have killed, al-Qaeda.
From the early days of Obama’s first term, he has gone to great lengths to narrowly define the “threat” - you know, the one where things spontaneously combust, people explode or "man made” disasters occur without cause - as being vested solely in the actions of a single stateless organization.
For purposes of clarity what we have been referring to since 9/11 as al-Qaeda is the Islamic terror group led for so long by Osama bin-Laden and which was responsible for bringing down the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, incinerated 3,000 American civilians and seriously damaging the Pentagon 12 plus years ago.
Since al-Qaeda has since inspired numerous franchises around the world - all ideologically linked but sovereign in their decision making ability, it might be helpful to understand that when not specifically referring to one of these offshoots by name, al-Qaeda should be understood as being the original group, the one led by Osama bin-Laden, now deceased. If one finds the need to split hairs the parent organization can be called al-Qaeda Central [AQC].
The newer offshoots are easy to differentiate, since they tend to identify themselves as operating out of a particular geopraphical location. Thus AQC is not the same organization as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, despite similar aims and ideologies.
Not so oddly, the factors motivating al-Qaeda to mount its murderous attacks remain unexamined; the process mystifies official DC.
On the surface, to these amateurs - who would get away with none of this sleight-of-hand if the drone media were even half awake - this must have seemed clever at the time. It allowed Team O to permanently side-step the nasty kernel of truth at the center of the matter, that the “enemy” was not merely represented by a single or even multiple groups or individuals but rather defined by an ideology, violent and pre-violent Islamism. It also served to blur the uncomfortable truth that the never ending expansionist warfare in which the West is immersed is grounded in the cement of Qur’anic chapter and verse and sanctioned by a 10th century interpretation of the Shari’a.
To the gatekeepers of the inner flame, the response has been boilerplate…c’mon folks move it along, nothing to be seen here.
The president’s entire game plan hinged upon a single event, the killing of bin-Laden and subsequent declaration that, minus its leader, al-Qaeda had been totally devastated and was no longer a factor.
It was of little consequence inside Obama’s brain trust, that at the time when Binny assumed room temp - thanks solely to Seal Team Six, the entire Spec Ops community, and yes the enhanced interrogation of GITMO terrorists which took place during the GW Bush administration, he was no longer even really running the organization.
[Editor's note: Yes gentle readers, we are aware that the president's "official" vacation doesn't begin until Saturday, though sometimes it's difficult to separate his "normal" golf laden schedule, from that of his frequent vacations. We simply fast forwarded - using journo license - a few days to make a point. Hope this clarifies the matter.
1. Surprise, Mr. Obama has departed DC once again, jetting off on another of his countless vacations - strutting like a rooster off the WH grounds. He did of course look very cool…icily so.
August 7, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - We couldn’t help but notice two coincident but unrelated news items yesterday.
His appearance though is of no relevance to his job, which we understand is being President of the United States and the Commander in Chief. Might have to check on that to be sure though because half the time the spike faced Valerie Jarrett seems to "be in control here" [suggestion, Google Alexander Haig and Richard Nixon].
Perhaps Mr. Obama and Jarrett are interchangeable?
Ok, not going there.
So as the president briskly departed [he is so athletic and lean isn’t he?] from the office of the people he was - per his usual MO – wearing ultra-chic shades. It would be surprising if they cost less than a thou, though we have not independently verified that..
The question remains, and will hopefully be answered here in due course…are those chi-chi spectacles sunglasses or are they opaque blinders and consequently dense as lead?
This, though a quick toss off line, implies a very serious question - is this president clinically blind to reality? Does he live in such a cocoon of adoration and splendor that he might not be aware that the globe - due in large part to his policies – is on fire? That America, whether he likes or admits it or not, is at war…or at least recognize that our enemies are at war with us?
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
August 6, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] has once again sought to prevent an expert on Islam from speaking in a public forum.
CAIR was infamously identified as a front for the Muslim Brotherhood in court proceedings during the 2008 trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development:"…Federal District Court Judge Jorge Solis in a 2009 post prosecution decision arising out of the Holy Land case, was very clear in associating CAIR with Hamas, "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling.." [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing,
"…Hamas was created by the Muslim Brotherhood to destroy Israel through Islamic jihad..." [source, PipeLineNews.org, CAIR Defeated - Kansas Enacts Historic American Laws For American Courts Legislation]CAIR is Hamas in an expensive suit and a pasted on smile...at least for now in the West.
The program which CAIR is successfully pursuing is enforcing the dictates of Shari’a [Islamic law]. Under the Shari’a criticism of Islam is a major offense, on the same scale as blasphemy, which is punishable by death depending upon the circumstances.