Why is CAIR Attacking Me?
By REZA KAHLILI
July 25, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org -The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, demands the Department of Defense drop me as a lecturer at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy.
A Monday press release said CAIR sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta requesting the dismissal of Reza Kahlili, my pseudonym, “who wrote on an Islamophobic hate site that he renounced Islam and began the quest to find the real God.”
It cited articles I wrote referring to Iranian agents who had coordinated operations out of American mosques and Islamic centers and warning that Iranian agents have infiltrated the United States through the “Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamic Student Association.”
“This is yet another unfortunate example of our nation’s military and counterterrorism personnel being trained by individuals who weaken America’s security by promoting their own religious and political agendas,” wrote CAIR national Executive Director Nihad Awad in his letter.
CAIR’s attack surprises me. In becoming a spy for the CIA while a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, I not only risked my life but those of my loved ones to protect the security of America and the free world and raise awareness of the brutality Iranians suffer under a regime that has no mercy, even for women and children.
As an American citizen, I have the right to convert to whatever religion I wish. I converted to Christianity, finding love and the true God. How is that Islamophobia? Or does CAIR support laws such as those in Iran where converts can be imprisoned or executed for renouncing Islam and finding Christ? Should I be persecuted in the United States because I am now a Christian?
My activity, which CAIR wants censored, focuses on Iranian human rights and the vicious violations of basic decency committed by a tyrannical regime, brutality that has been documented by human rights organizations worldwide.
But more importantly, the Islamic regime, along with its proxies, seeks to destroy Israel and poses a major threat to America and the free world.
Shouldn’t CAIR be more interested in protecting the sanctity of the mosques and, therefore, value my information on how Iranian agents are abusing such worship sites? Or is just stating such facts considered a crime by CAIR and automatically constitutes Islamophobia?
Perhaps CAIR does not know that I do not teach about Islam at the Counterintelligence Training Academy. I teach on the activity of the Revolutionary Guards and its intelligence operation.
Does CAIR approve of the Islamic regime in Iran? Does it support imprisonment and torture of men and women who seek freedom? Does it approve of the tens of thousands of executions of political prisoners since the 1979 revolution? Human Rights Watchwarned that state hangings in Iran this year could reach more than 1,000.
Does it approve of execution of minors, the rape of children or the stoning of women on the charge of adultery? Does CAIR approve of cutting off hands and feet for stealing? Does CAIR approve of a man having four wives with no legal rights for the women? Does it approve of lashings for women who do not completely adhere to Islamic hijab?
Does CAIR dispute Iran’s support with its terrorist proxies, Hezbollah, Islamic jihad and others or the murderous regime of Syria’s Bashar Assad? Does it dispute that international courts seek the prosecution for terrorist activities committed by members of the Islamic regime, including the current defense minister,Ahmad Vahidi, who is wanted by Interpol for the Jewish Community Center bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1994.
Perhaps CAIR does not know that I worked for the CIA – not only in Iran but in Europe – and with Iranian agents within a mosque. Perhaps CAIR does not know that much of the information that is not disclosed in my articles for security purposes is then given to the FBI. Perhaps CAIR does not know that even today through my contacts with Revolutionary Guard members, I provide information to protect America and the free world.
Is CAIR interested in the security of America, and does it not want to do whatever it can to weed out terrorists posing as ordinary Muslims? Does it not hurt the Islamic community when acts of terror are committed, such as 9/11?
I have detailed my life in my book, “Purchase at Amazon - A Time to Betray,and I challenge CAIR to read it and determine whether I promote Islamophobia.
So I ask: What is it that has CAIR and the appeasers of the regime so infuriated? Is it perhaps the dream of a free Iran?
Reza Kahliliis a pseudonym for a former CIA operative in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the author of the award winning book, Amazon - A Time to Betray. He is a senior Fellow with EMPact America, a member of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and teaches at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA).
Also see: DEFENSE URGED TO FIRE EX-MUSLIM IRAN EXPERT
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By CAMILLE GIGLIO and WILLIAM MAYER
Preamble: The family, as an institution, is under attack by the left. It is a coordinated effort to destroy the key social structure holding society together. These ideologues understand that they can't succeed politically, i.e., are unable to fully implement its plan of a top down autocratic command economy, unless they markedly weaken the current culture or reduce it to rubble first. This is a central element in their strategic thinking. They also realize that this process can be greatly aided by linguistic manipulation, in this case expanding the meaning of "family," to the point where it becomes so vague that the word no longer has any meaning.
The historical record, as far as it exists, indicates that the family as a basic organizational unit - variously configured - was the central mechanism whereby humans became civilized. The family unit knows no boundaries, it is entirely cross cultural and was seen in every human society, from prehistoric times to the present - it's a constant. The family unit was always geared towards procreation, hence it is inherently a relationship between males and females, though the exact composition can and did vary according to sometimes very complex kinship rules.
There is a voluminous body of evidence to support this contention, developed primarily by cultural anthropologists. [see, George Peter Murdock, Social structure New York: Macmillan. 1949, "The family is a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation, and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, own or adopted, of the sexually cohabiting adults.", [additionally, please refer to, Pierre van den Berg, The Human Family Systems, an Evolutionary View, 1979, Elsevier.
July 24, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Leftist attempts at re-engineering the entire concept of the traditional family is in the news again and under continued assault from Sacramento Democrats. The state's newspapers are littered with tactically placed articles extolling the virtues of "non-traditional," families, representing them as being normatively equivalent to male/female parentage.
One example of legislative efforts along these lines comes from California State Senator Mark Leno’s [D-SF] AB 1476 - dealing very broadly [and with intended vagueness in certain critical areas] with parentage. If this bill gets signed by the Governor, not only will California's children have the opportunity to have two mommies or two daddies, they could have three “natural” mommies or 4 natural daddies. They could end up with a whole slew of half brothers and sisters and quadrupled numbers of grandparents - a veritable forest of expanding family trees.
Though Leno claims this is all being done in the best interests of the children, one wonders if this isn’t an agenda inspired by the greeting card industry? Picture a future Mother’s Days littered with a blizzard of cardboard hearts and trite poetry offered to multiple moms.
This could well represent a potential gold mine for Hallmark and its ilk - not that we have a bone to pick with this respected American company.
Acerbic observations aside this phenomenon is part of a long-term trend which is designed for one end, to destroy another piece of the traditional social structure. This doesn't just pertain to the United States, as alluded to in this piece's preamble.
Troubling development: British scientists are seeking approval for experimenting with combining the DNA of three persons to create one child; one sperm donor and two egg donors, to weed out defective genes. Shades of eugenics, detached of course from its now fading Nazi associations.
What to do? Is this so important that we have no alternative but to fight it with every legal and morally sound tool at our disposal?
Or do we roll over like your daughter's dead goldfish?
The opponents of SB 1476 claim that there should be a limit placed on the number of, say, daddies that a child can have. Regardless of numbers, what will be the long run ramifications of such changes?
This manner of social engineering legislation is always craftily assembled, not in furtherance of clarity but exactly the opposite, the intent then is to make the statute so vague and overly broad that it will fall to the leftist CA court system, with the trusty 9th Circuit [the district whose decisions are most overturned upon appeal] standing in the wings, to - rather than interpret the vague prose - actually rewrite the legislation according to its anti-family bias.
To underline, this is by design.
Legislation like Leno's AB 1476, especially upon judicial review [such as it is in California] will open the door to mischief on an unprecedented scale.
1. Will there be a limit on how many children each male can be legally designated, "daddy?"
2. In CA and other "progressive" states [as these matters arise] could daddy actually be a female by birth?
3. Might this be a back door for the state’s right to limit the number of children brought into the world? We just can't have "stray" children out there with only one mommy and daddy. That’s just so provincial, so American.
4. What if this in vitro child - upon whom all these parent's time, money and hope has been invested doesn’t become the brilliant scientist/pianist, whatever, that was promised?
5. Will they be able to declare the child a lemon and force the manufacturer to take it back, or worse yet if the genetic markers are wrong, legally abort it in the 7th month of gestation? If there are three "parents," will this be voted on, with a 2-1 decision being recognized as legally binding? So, sorry daddy #1 you lose, here's a gift card. Now run along, there's nothing happening here of your concern.
6. Will tort law be expanded to allow these parents to become eligible for a portion of the child’s future earnings as a reward for their investment?
One imagines the sounds of knives being sharpened.
Thus the child, a thing of blood, bone and soul is reduced to a commodity, the worst possible form of human debasement.
This proposition is not just wrong, problematic or questionable.
It is morally evil - this can only end in a hellish Orwellian Brave New World.
Leno says that part of his bill’s purpose is to ensure that there will be a more secure financial backup support should one or more parent renege on the contract. What about when all these mommies or daddies become dependent, irascible senior citizens and need the child’s financial and emotional support? How warm and cozy is that relationship going to be?
If mommie #1 and mommie #3 go their separate ways, who gets the child? What if all three mommies break up? Will same-sex divorce decrees require each partly owned child to spend one week with each Mommy in consecutive order?
Supposedly each named parent will be financially responsible for the child’s upkeep. Will one or more parent be only a financial parent, sort of a behind the scenes investor?
Sacramento's Democrat elite are designing bleak futures for families, children, religion, education and jobs. Though one might think that there is no rhyme or reason to this process, that appearance is deceiving - these people know exactly what they want. They desire a society remodeled upon their own lofty conception of what is right, just, fair and moral.
This is evidence of what Hanna Arendt characterized as attributes of the totalitarian mindset.
" The trouble with totalitarian regimes is not that they play power politics in an especially ruthless way, but that behind their politics is hidden an entirely new and unprecedented concept of power, just as behind their Realpolitik lies an entirely new and unprecedented concept of reality. Supreme disregard for immediate consequences rather than ruthlessness; rootlessness and neglect of national interests rather than nationalism; contempt for utilitarian motives rather than unconsidered pursuit of self-interest; "idealism," i.e., their unwavering faith in an ideological fictitious world, rather than lust for power—these have all introduced into international politics a new and more disturbing factor than mere aggressiveness would have been able to do." [source, Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism]
No matter how much the legislators want to play house with everyone else's life, human nature will have its revenge at some point. The end product will not be the pretty planned ant-farm world the bureaucrats envision.
Unfortunately, SB 1476 is currently in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations with a huge stack of other, mostly controversial bills. It may be heard on or about August 6 when the legislators come back from recess. This will be the last stop before the Assembly floor vote after which it will go to the Governor’s desk.
Some specifics on this very bad piece of legislation:
AB 1476 [hereafter 1476] is apparently being driven, with Leno only being its carrier, primarily by hard core leftist social manipulators and radical sexual activists [note: we are not here in any way referring to non-heterosexuals who have no interest in politically advancing a particular sexual lifestyle]. The intent of this bill is to restructure the state’s marriage and parenting laws in order to destroy the traditional nuclear family.
Toward that end, Leno has partnered with the National Center For Lesbian Rights and the University of San Diego Law Center, to co-author 1476 - Family Law: Parentage. You are reading this correctly, non-legislators are actually assembling large parts of this bill.
1476 seeks to establish, within California’s version of the National Uniform Parentage Act, the right of a child to have more than two “natural” legal parents at the same time. Leno claims that this is in the best interests of the child. He also adds that It would help keep the child out of foster care and off the state’s welfare rolls.
Let's contemplate that for a moment, contrast a foster home where in the great majority of cases a child is actually wanted not for the purposes of being manipulated, against a "new age" home, with innumerable mothers, fathers, grandparents, half brothers, half sisters, three attorneys on retainer and a retired judge to advise this brood as to the legal ramification of each contemplated action.
The bad news for 1476 - representing an opportunity for the forces of traditionalism and sanity to prevail - the number of the bill’s official supporters keeps dropping while its opponents continue to rise.
Those opposing this bill such as the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists argue that there are unintended consequences [meaning unknown] which could be financially burdensome to the courts, let alone having the probability of destroying people's lives
This group suggests that it would require new regulations dividing and defining child support obligations; where the child would reside, who would have primary decision-making authority, the amount of time each parent could legally have with the child. They further argue that “the current statewide guidelines [Uniform Parentage Laws] does not now have the computer system applications available to handle more than two parents..."
Yes that is correct, the future of your family will be determined by the California version of the HAL 9000.
"Sorry Dave, I can't let you do that."
If this isn't insanity, it's indistinguishable from the real thing.
1476 might also affect, according to the Family Law Specialists, other areas of federal and state law, including citizenship, tax-deductions and social security. Most importantly this organization expresses the concern that “this bill does not provide for any limitation of these potential parents."
Again the vagueness of this legislation is there for a purpose, and it isn't altruistic.
In the penumbra of all this planning stands the forgotten child who will have to cope with the legal consequences of laws entirely beyond their control, the nature of which will be in constant flux according to the current state of judicial review.
A question for which Leno’s office could not provide and answer was, how many children will a legally defined natural parent be allowed to have? Will it be one child, two children, twelve children?
Leno’s office referred us to [you guessed it] an attorney to provide that answer. Yes, the courts will decide for you, now run along to your worker-bee job, you don't want to be late for mandatory calisthenics.
Thus is proven the assertion that these people are unwilling to state the real impact of this bill - they know what effect it will have, but they don't want the voter to know. You just have to trust them, after all they are looking out for you.
For the better part of a generation we have witnessed an all out attack on the traditional family unit and other social institutions always justified on the shaky ground of perceived social justice, fairness and equality. New coupling arrangements are only the latest aspect of this effort.
Predictably the legacy media weighs in, both barrels firing. Magically now, there appear on mainstream television, newspapers and in other forums, public polls [all the mechanisms whereby public perception is created and manipulated] over-the-top, calculatingly heart-warming and emotional/anecdotal fairy tales about how women and children are victimized by rigid, unbending, unfeeling patriarchal laws restricting their freedom of choice.
Of course Leno's 1476 and its brethren do their best to remove that choice and enforce a conformity in line with their moral relativism. They will decide, there is no appeal, unless of course you want a hearing before the 9th circuit's star chamber.
$100k up front please, these things cost money you know, filings, forms, depositions, discovery...
Leno claims this is all in the best interests of the children, but his office is already on the record as being unable to predict the legislation's full impact.
Will children be able to chose their own “natural” grandparents, cousins, uncles, not necessarily those with similar DNA?
Are we to believe that post 1476 each and every one of us will be able to construct a uniquely "relevant" pattern of kinship relationships.
1476 will yield one thing for certain - a complete societal disaster. This is nothing short of a soft totalitarianism and it's certainly not confined to California or other economically failed liberal states.
There is a movement in the UK, described in the California Healthline’s Report for July 16, 2012, in which British scientists are seeking approval for experimenting with combining the DNA of three persons to create one child; one sperm donor and two egg donors, to weed out defective genes.
Complexities stacked upon absurdities, there is literally no end to this until the entire scheme comes crashing down, or knowing that electoral redress will have rendered meaningless, active and violent resistance. It being a classic proposition in political theory that a citizenry denied representation is at a certain point forced to chose between servitude and rebellion.
Let us be clear, we are not by any means advocating such behavior, but a simply study of events in pre 1776 America should be enough to convince most that the human spirit, especially one forged within these continental boundaries, will not long be suppressed by faceless legislators operating on the public dime.
Again the question is posed, do we roll over?
The permutations of this sort of legislation are endless, they could fill a library and certainly if this measure is passed there will be entire wings of legal libraries devoted to case law revolving around 1476, you can take that to the sperm bank
This is serious stuff, folks. No one really knows the consequences of this invasive meddling.
Leno and his fellow "progressives," no let's put in correct ideological terms...Leno and his fellow neo-Marxists, are drunk with their own power and immune from the effective reach of the electorate.
These folks will NEVER tell voters what they actually think, nope, that would be a one way ticket to Podunkville. Worse yet, it would force them to get real jobs, not act as demi-gods. Consequently they spend the majority of their day lying their asses off.
This is all out moral warfare, conducted under cover of legalese too dense to penetrate and which is indecipherable even by its author - paraphrasing the words of Nancy Pelosi - "You have to pass 1476 to find out what's in it."
We don't think so, unfortunately California's spaghetti-spined [to use former Federal Prosecutor Andy McCarthy's witty coinage] GOP, there has and probably will be little resistance.. They seem content in the perennial losers corner, living off sops thrown to them by a benevolent Governor Brown.
McCain Compromised Regarding the Muslim Brotherhood, Abedin Must Be Vetted
By WILLIAM MAYER
09:30 - July 23, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In a long winded presser issued by Senator John McCain [R-AZ], in part delivered as part of a floor speech, the Senior Senator from Arizona delivered a blustery attack on Representatives Michelle Bachmann, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Thomas Rooney and Lynn Westmoreland, all signatories to a letter of inquiry made to the State Department's Deputy Inspector General, Ambassador Harold W. Geisel.
The letter expressed concern over the apparently successful influence peddling efforts being run by American members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its domestic affiliates.
"...activities that appear to be a result of influence operations conducted by individuals and organizations associated with the Muslim Brotherhood...it has been established in federal court that the Muslim Brotherhood's mission in the United States is "destroying the Western civilization from within" a practice the Muslim Brotherhood call "civilization jihad..." [source, Geisel Inquiry]Specifically named in the request is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's long-time [circa 1996, when she was a Clinton WH intern] aide, Huma Abedin.
"according to The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within a product of the Center for Security Policy, the [State] Department's Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members - her late father, her mother and her brother - connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the Secretary and to policy making..."
The document goes on to note that under Mrs. Clinton's watch, often as a result of the Secretary's personal direction, numerous actions have been taken which were, "enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood..."
In a recent piece McCain's Statement In Support Of Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Irresponsible Senator we stated:
"...At this point we are unable to judge the veracity of these charges, but they certainly are a serious enough matter to demand a thorough investigation. There is at the very least, the appearance of great potential impropriety here.
For the record, though Abedin has been an aide to Mrs. Clinton for an extended period of time, she has never been thoroughly and publicly vetted. This must also be addressed, the sooner the better because presently Ms. Abedin has access to sensitive national security documents and is in daily communication with the United States' chief diplomat, making her privy to information which must remain sacrosanct...
Mr. McCain's self-serving actions today are inexcusable. He has, absent any real facts, made up his mind on the matter and used the occasion of his speech to publicly lambaste those who have initiated this process.
This inquiry is in its infancy and it deals with subject matter essential to the continued security of the United States and today Senator McCain attempted to cut that process off at the knees..."
We believe McCain's bottom line here is easy to understand, he has been compromised - through his own foolishness - beyond all measure by his long existing personal relationship with both Mrs. Clinton and Huma Abedin. His statements on the matter therefore are entirely self serving making him perhaps the least objective member in the 535 members of Congress on this matter.
He has already damaged his career beyond repair, anything said past this point will only serve to drive that home.
In the meantime while this is being sorted out, the information which is now widely available makes Huma Abedin's continued presence at State untenable in that it presents a picture of great potential impropriety. Until this matter is settled by a full investigation, Mrs. Clinton would be wise to place Abedin on administrative leave, without prejudice. The national security interests of the United States demand nothing less.
Over the last few days there has been a significant pushback against the Senator's often incoherent temper tantrum. We call two pieces to your attention, all highlighting why the investigation which these five brave Congressmen have called for must go forward. It has nothing to do with a "witch hunt."
The first is from Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim [an apostate under the Shari'a]. Born in Egypt and having seen the excesses of Islamism, she has repudiated her former faith, becoming an anti-jihad activist. The piece appears in Front Page Magazine [see, Huma Abedin’s Mother and an Islamist Agenda]
In that piece Darwish raises troubling questions:
"...Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin [Huma's mother] has been identified in Saudi Arabia as one of the founding members of the Muslim Sisterhood, a Muslim Brotherhood women’s group...Dr. Abedin is...an activist who supports Sharia law. She is also a long-time chairperson of the “International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child” (IICWC)..."
Among the issues which Darwish says are advocated by the IICWC were presented, in Arabic, on the the IICWC Website] - "...The following topics were discussed...suggesting the annulment of Egyptian moderate laws, which would be replaced by Sharia..."
Darwish continues, listing some of the positions which Saleha Mahmood's IICWC is working to incorporate into Egyptian law.
High priorities include overturning, "...the current laws criminalizing female genital mutilation...demanding that the laws forbidding child marriage below the age of eighteen be revoked [with no minimum age being set]...demanding that the laws forbidding marital rape be revoked....[and eliminating statutes enforcing]...the criminalization of physical and mental abuse of parents against children, so long as the punishment does not cause a permanent deformity or the beating is too extreme..."
Darwish concludes, "...appearances do count and Huma and Clinton’s defenders need to understand that. Rep. Bachmann and her colleagues should be applauded for pushing the alarm button, not just regarding Abedin, but regarding many others in our government, to alert us all to a possible security threat [posed by the Muslim Brotherhood] and the “civilization jihad” they aspire for in America."
What we can draw from the above is again our baseline position, until this matter is settled it is potentially damaging to American interests to allow Abedin to actively serve within the State Department. Again administrative leave, without prejudice is indicated.
Next we have Andrew C. McCarthy, writing for National Review magazine [see, Question about Huma Abedin]
Mr. McCarthy knows a bit about the threat posed by the jihad, he is the former Federal Prosecutor who put Omar Abdel-Rahman [aka the "Blind Sheikh"] behind bars for life because of his involvement in a plot to bomb famous New York landmarks. His piece is far too long and detailed to summarize, however, he probes the "appearance of impropriety" question head on:
"...That investigation would include an inquiry into whether Ms. Abedin’s family ties render her unsuitable for a position that involves access to classified information about the Brotherhood...this is not remotely unreasonable, nor is it an inquisition into Ms. Abedin’s decency and rectitude. When I was a prosecutor, the Justice Department would not have let me take a case that involved friends of my family. It’s not that they didn’t trust me; it’s that government is supposed to avoid the appearance of impropriety — legitimacy hinges on the public’s belief that actions are taken on merit, not burdened by palpable conflicts of interest..."
Again, no one is accusing Abedin of anything, rather suggesting that the facts available to the public demand such an inquiry.
McCarthy extensively covers the activities of Huma's long deceased father, showing him to have been very active in furthering Islamism.
Moving on to Huma's mother, "Dr. Abedin, too, has been a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, 'which is essentially nothing more than the female version of the Brotherhood,' according to Walid Shoebat, a former Brotherhood member who has renounced the organization. The Brotherhood is not only the font of Sunni supremacist ideology, it spearheads the international support network for Hamas, the terrorist organization that openly proclaims itself as the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch..."
Here the author outlines the IICWC's support for harsh implementation of Shari'a, "Dr. Abedin has led the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC), an Islamist organization that hews to the positions of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Brotherhood’s leading sharia jurist. Like Brotherhood entities, the IICWC defends such practices as female genital mutilation and child marriage..."
He then begins his summation with an exhaustive listing of the Muslim Brotherhood friendly actions taken by the Department of State under the guidance of Mrs. Clinton, who has been advised by Huma Abedin.
McCarthy concludes, making much the same point as have many observers including this author:
"...The five House conservatives are asking questions to which the State Department’s own guidelines, to say nothing of common sense, demand answers. Answers not just about Huma Abedin but, far more significantly, about the government’s policy toward virulently anti-American Islamists. Americans deserve nothing less — even if the usual GOP spaghetti spines would prefer to give them nothing, period."
There is entirely too much here to simply ignore the issue, as the hopelessly compromised Senator McCain suggests. The questions raised demand answers and this has now, largely due to McCain's self-serving aggrandizement, become a national issue and it is not going away.
Senator McCain's Statement In Support Of Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Irresponsible
July 18, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Senator John McCain [R-AZ] today took to the floor of the U.S. Senate where he delivered an intemperate attack on efforts by members of Congress to investigate the possibility that this White House along with its Department of State have been penetrated by Muslim Brotherhood operatives.
Specifically Mr. McCain spoke in defense of long-time aid to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, against whom have been lodged serious allegations regarding troubling ties maintained by some of her relatives to foreign Islamist organizations.
As we wrote in a June 19 dispatch:
"On June 13, five U.S. Congressmen, Michele Bachmann [R, MN], Trent Franks [R, AZ], Louie Gohmert [R, TX], Thomas Rooney [R, FL] and Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA] sent an open letter to U.S. Deputy Inspector General, Ambassador Harold J. Geisel, expressing alarm over the administration's lack of judgment when dealing with Islamist entities, specifically the Muslim Brotherhood..." [source Congress Alarmed Over Muslim Brotherhood Influence Operation Within the Administration
That letter in pdf format is available here Congressional Letter of Inquiry, and it contains the following text:
"...the [State] Department's Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin, has three family members - her late father, her mother and her brother - connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations..."
At this point we are unable to judge the veracity of these charges, but they certainly are a serious enough matter to demand a thorough investigation. There is at the very least, the appearance of great potential impropriety here.
For the record, though Abedin has been an aide to Mrs. Clinton for an extended period of time, she has never been thoroughly and publicly vetted. This must also be addressed, the sooner the better because presently Ms. Abedin has access to sensitive national security documents and is in daily communication with the United States' chief diplomat, making her privy to information which must remain sacrosanct.
Mr. McCain's self-serving actions today are inexcusable. He has, absent any real facts, made up his mind on the matter and used the occasion of his speech to publicly lambaste those who have initiated this process.
This inquiry is in its infancy and it deals with subject matter essential to the continued security of the United States and today Senator McCain attempted to cut that process off at the knees.
We have noted on numerous occasions Mr. McCain's penchant for making statements crafted to curry favor with a legacy media all too willing to harm the conservative movement.
This appears to be one of those moments and we find that deeply troubling.
Mr. McCain is powerless to halt this investigation, it's beyond his control. What he has done is add fuel to the considerable body of evidence which suggests that he is willing to do just about anything to advance himself politically even if it means throwing some of the few remaining brave conservatives in the GOP under the wheels of the ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC bus.
In short form he has irreparably harmed his own reputation, something which he can never undo.
Convicted Hamas Linked Elashi Brothers Deported To Gaza
July 18, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Props to Steven Emerson, a highly respected terrorism authority and proprietor of The Investigative Project, wherefrom he details a curious event involving Hamas linked and convicted felons, Bayan and Basman Elashi who were, in a very hush-hush manner recently deported, allegedly making a brief stop in Cairo, Egypt then moving on to Gaza - Hamas Central - where they were welcomed by their long-time partners in terror.
"The Investigative Project on Terrorism...confirmed that the men deported last week are Bayan and Basman Elashi...convicted felons tied to a terror-financing network based out of Dallas....another brother, Ghassan Elashi, was a founder and chairman of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), an American fundraising arm for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The Elashi brothers also worked for Infocom, a webhosting company in Richardson Tex. Prosecutors say the company received $250,000 from Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook, who was indicted in the case...Bayan Elashi was Infocom's chief executive officer. Basman was its logistics and credit manager. In 2004, each was convicted of money laundering, export violations to Libya and Syria involving computer shipments and making false statements to federal officials. In a separate trial a year later, Bayan Elashi was convicted on 10 counts of dealing in the property of a Specially Designated Terrorist for transactions with Marzook, while Basman was convicted on one count... Bayan Elashi was sentenced to 84 months in prison, while Bayan was sentenced to 80 months..." [source, Exclusive: ADC's Misleading Sob Story on Elashi Brothers
Taking up the hue and cry here in the U.S. is one of the usual suspects, the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee [ADC] which is attempting to cast this event in a typical Islamist light, the stereotypical portrayal of an "Islamophobic" America, with the poor Elashi brothers, simply "stateless individuals," being the aggrieved party.
"...The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) expresses great concern and extreme disappointment over a decision made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deport two Palestinian nationals whom are deemed stateless. The brothers, originally from Gaza, were taken by ICE and the U.S. Air Marshalls from their children in Texas and sent to Egypt. The brothers do not have permission to stay in Egypt. Further, due to the blockade of Gaza and Israeli polices they cannot enter Palestine. The brothers are currently detained at the airport in Cairo, and appear likely to l be detained indefinitely..." [source, ADC Expresses Extreme Disappointment over DHS Decision to Deport Stateless Palestinians]
Despite ADC's claims, the Elashis were apparently welcomed into Gaza this past Saturday. Additionally, nowhere in this presser, as observes Mr. Emerson, is the real story surrounding the Elashis revealed. For all we would know from the statement these two gentlemen were just strolling down the avenue on their way to help out at the local Jewish home for the aged when the Feds spotted them, quickly identified them as Muslims and then in an extra-constitutional action, gave them an all-expenses-paid, one-way ticket to the Middle East, courtesy of Uncle Sam.
ADC's deception in this regard appears to be intentional, with Abed Ayoub, the organization's legal director registering, “extreme disappointment at the actions of DHS. The actions of DHS and ICE are alarming, troubling, and intolerable. ADC has demanded, and will continue to demand, a clear explanation as to why these brothers were deported..."
It's incomprehensible that Ayoub would be ignorant of the Elashis' role in domestic support for Hamas.
If it wasn't such a serious matter, the circus surrounding this affair would be amusing. The event does however provide an important perspective in helping to reveal the American Islamist fifth column's MO.
In the extant case, the ADC seems perfectly comfortable engaging in what appears to be intentional dissembling in order to front for these convicted thugs. Perhaps more telling, the ADC blames the "brothers" detainment on the "Israeli polices [sic]" and its sinister blockade of the Hamas controlled, rocket happy, terrorist entity Gaza. In ADC's twisted world, Jew hatred is almost always in full view.
To be sure ADC's oafish defense is one part hubris combined with a level of disingenuousness all too common in such matters, however we expect nothing less from these folks and their co-religionist brethren.
Israel’s Vulnerable Southern Border: The Threat Posed by African and Muslim Illegal Immigrants
By EMERSON VERMAAT
July 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Israel’s security and stability is seriously threatened by an ever increasing influx of African and Muslim illegal immigrants in the past seven years. These immigrants crossed the country’s vulnerable and porous southern border, often with the help of local Bedouin tribes in the increasingly lawless Sinai. In 2010 alone, some 13,500 illegal immigrants entered Israel. In the first three months of 2012, the illegal border crossings by Africans amounted to 5,500. There are now over 60,000 African illegal immigrants in Israel. “If we don’t stop their entry, the problem that currently stands at 60,000 could grow to 600,000, and that threatens our existence as a Jewish and democratic state,” Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned last May.
Mr. Netanyahu is not exaggerating and illegal immigration is not just an Israeli problem. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants enter the United States every year, either by crossing the porous northern border with Canada or via Mexico. “The real aim of border enforcement is to deter illegal acts,” Edward Alden and Brian Roberts write in Foreign Affairs. “Effective enforcement is impossible if lawbreaking is the norm.” “In the last decade, 90-98 percent of the Mexican nationals who tried to enter the United States illegally were ultimately successful.” In addition to poor Mexican immigrants, there is a growing number of illegal immigrants from Africa and the Muslim world who manage to enter the United States – and not so few of them have ties with criminal or terrorist networks.
The experience with African and Muslim illegal immigrants and asylum seekers in Europe has shown that it is virtually impossible to deport them to their home countries. They settle in Europe’s big cities where they often pose a serious problem to law enforcement. In Belgium, for example, the bulk of the prison population consists of non-Western immigrants. There are over 600 very heavy criminals with a Moroccan background in those prisons.
Likewise, Nigerian and West African criminal networks are now being regarded as posing a substantial threat in Britain, Holland and Italy. “Nigerian organized crime in the UK covers a wide spectrum of illegal activities, including drug trafficking, money laundering, people trafficking and immigration fraud,” writes Mary Alice Young in Jane’s Intelligence Review, the leading British monthly on crime, immigration and terrorism. “The impact that Nigerian organized crime has on the UK is noticeable to law enforcement bodies, not just because of the range of illegal activities perpetrated, but also owing to the level of wealth they can generate.”
Nigerian organized crime also operates from Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. According to the findings of the Dutch police, these Nigerians cooperate with Latin American and African drug criminals and are making huge additional profits from fraud, prostitution and marriage scams.
Last May, a migrant trafficker was arrested in Amsterdam. It turned out that this man alone was responsible for organizing at least 32 sham or fake marriages between East European women and West African males.
Raping and assaulting women in Israel
African immigrants in Israel have been associated with gang rapes and violent assaults. On April 25, 2012, two African males raped a 15-year old girl and one month later, on May 15, several African immigrants sexually assaulted a woman. Both rape incidents occurred in southern Tel Aviv where many of these immigrants are concentrated. There was a demonstration to protest against the rapes. Carmela Rosner, one of the demonstrators, has lived in the neighborhood for 27 years, Haaretz reported. She “held a sign that read: ‘They rape girls and elderly women, murder, steal, stab, burglarize. We’re afraid to leave home.’ She complained that longtime residents have become a minority in the neighborhood while the Sudanese, she said, are now in the majority.”
Rape, polygamy, promiscuity and wife beating is quite common in a lot of African countries. Post-Apartheid South Africa, Nigeria and Congo are the most notorious examples, but women are also often subjected to abuse or maltreatment in African countries with a substantial Muslim population. Prevalence of Aids and other sexually transmittable diseases (STBs) is very high in most African countries.
Immigration from Africa entails importing Africa’s widepread sexual habits and sexual diseases. According to an investigation conducted in Spain in 2006, about 25 percent of the 11,000 sub-Saharan African immigrants tested in the Canary Islands had a sexually transmittable disease or STB. It is not just STBs such as Aids which pose a serious danger. Illegal immigrants from Africa often contracted malaria, (drug-resistant) tuberculosis, scabies or so-called “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs) in their home countries.
The terrorist threat from Africa and Egypt
Most African immigrants in Israel are reportedly from Sudan and Eritrea. Both these home countries have a substantial Muslim population. About 50 percent of the Eritreans are Sunni Muslims and more than 90 percent of the Sudanese are Sunni Muslims, whereas South Sudan is largely Christian.
It was in November 2011 that Kenya’s Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula accused Eritrea of supplying weapons to the Somali terrorist group Al-Shaba(a)b, Al-Qaeda’s Somali affiliate. Eritrea denied the charges but these denials are not very credible. The Eritrea government has been the subject of United Nations Security Council sanctions since December 2009 precisely because of its support to Somali rebel groups such as Al-Shabab. “In November 2011, the UN Monitoring Group (IMG) repeated claims that Eritrea would support Al-Shabab,” according to a well documented and fairly accurate article in Wikipedia . “The report says that Eritrea gives US $ 80,000 each month to Al-Shabab individuals in Nairobi.”
As regards Israel, it is quite likely that there are a number of Muslim radicals among the 55,000 illegal immigrants from Sudan and Eritrea and the 6,000 immigrants from other African countries. The Israeli government cannot take any chances when it comes to the threat of terrorism. This also applies to illegal immigrants from Somalia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Mauritania.
Al-Qaeda has now taken over northern Mali. After desert gunmen captured Timbuktu, a message was broadcast over the radio station, David Blair, the local correspondent from the Daily Telegraph, reported. “We are going to welcome some foreigners,” the inhabitants of this ancient trading center in northern Mali were told. “A convoy of Land Cruisers duly arrived, laden with bearded fighters clad in sand-colored turbans and robes. These were not rebels from the local Tuareg tribe, who had claimed credit for the fall of Timbuktu, but international jihadists from accross the Muslim world including Algerians, Nigerians, Somalis and Pakistanis. The multinational parade drove home a harsh message: a new state had been born under the effective rule of Al-Qaeda.”
David Blair continues: “After Gadaffi’s downfall last year, Libya’s military stockpiles were thrown open to all-comers, turning the country into the biggest source of illegal weapons. Both AQIM and the Tuareg rebels from northern Mali seized their chance: they soon outgunned the national army. Gadaffi had also recruited thousands of soldiers from Mali; one brigade of the old Libyan army consisted almost entirely of Tuaregs. These battle-hardened troops returned to their homeland after he was overthrown, taking their weapons with them. They duly became the backbone of AQIM and the Tuareg rebellion.”
In June (2012), a terrorist organization called Ansar el Dine seized control of the three provincies of northern Mali (“Azawad”). Ansar el Dine is in fact the local branch of Al-Qaeda and cooperates closely with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Nigeria’s Boko Haram and Somalia’s Al-Shabab. “The united groups declared the Islamic Republic of Azawad over their combined 250,000 miles of territory, and the Islamist elements posed harsh sharia law on locals,” Daniel E. Rogell (IPT, Washington) wrote. Turning northern Mali into a despicable Taliban-like state Al-Qaeda jihadists have now even prevailed over their former Tuareg allies.
The renewed Al-Qaeda offensive in Africa poses a direct threat to Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Niger, Mauritania and Kenya and also has serious security implications for Israel. Posing as African immigrants or asylum seekers, Al-Qaeda terrorists may now seek to enter Israel from the south. This is how many Muslim terrorists from Africa and North Africa entered the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe after 1989.
In Denmark, for example, a Somali immigrant named Muhudin M. Geele tried to kill Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard who created the cartoon of the Muslim prophet Mohammed wearing a bomb in his turban. “We will get our revenge! Blood!” Geele, who has a Danish residence permit, shouted. The Danish security police found out that Geele stayed in close touch with Al-Shabab militants in Sweden, Denmark and Somalia. He also knew Abdi Rahman Mohammed, a Somali immigrant in Sweden who returned to Somalia and killed three Somali ministers in a spectacular suicide attack in Mogadishu (early December 2010).
On August 4, 2009, Australian police arrested four Muslim extremists – two Australian Somalis and two Australian Lebanese. They planned a suicide attack on Holsworthy Barracks, an army training area near Sydney.
Al-Qaeda and jihadists from Gaza and Egypt are currently trying to create a new safe haven in the lawless Sinai. Unfortunately, the Egyptian army has largely lost control over this area since the fall of president Hosni Mubarak. Consequently, terrorist strikes from Sinai have increased lately.
Israel’s security fence in the south is almost ready now. It will not be enough to deter religious Muslim fanatics or desperate economic migrants, but it is better than nothing. Patrols by the Israeli army along the southern border must also be increased drastically.
Emerson Vermaat is an investigative reporter in the Netherlands specialized in European history, crime and terrorism. In 2000 and 2004, he published two lengthy Dutch books on crime among non-Western immigrants in Holland and other European countries. Website: emersonvermaat.com.
Nederlands Dagblad (Netherlands), May 22, 2012, p. 5 (“Israël wil Afrikaanse asielzoekers weren”). “In 2010 staken 13.500 illegalen de Israëlisch-Egyptische grens over, meestal geholpen door bedoeïenen. Bijna tweederde van de asielzoekers is afkomstig uit Eritrea (veertigduizend), naast ongeveer vijftienduizend uit Sudan en zesduizend andere Afrikanen.”
NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands), April 18, 2012 (“Israel wil versneld af van Afrikaanse migranten”). “In de eerste drie maanden van dit jaar staken hier minstens 5.500 Afrikanen de grens over.”
The Guardian (London), May 20, 2012 (“Israel PM: illegal African immigrants threaten identity of Jewish state.”).
Belgian TV, Journaal Eén (daily news program), May 28, 2012. Six hundred heavy criminals with a Moroccan background in Belgian prisons.
Mary Alice Young, Human cost. Nigerian criminal networks in the UK, Jane’s Intelligence Review, September 2011, p. 45.
De Volkskrant (Amsterdam), June 27, 2012, p. 8, 9 (“Verdachte handelde in schijnrelaties”).
Nathan Jeffay, Israeli anger over “African” crime wave, Forward.com, June 1, 2012; Gooi en Eemlander (Netherlands), May 25, 2012 (“Israel heeft buik meer dan vol van migranten uit Soedan en Eritrea”).
El País (Madrid), September 19, 2006 (“Un sindicato policial denuncia insalubridad y violencia en los centros Canarias por la hacinamiento de inmigrantes illegales”); El Mundo (Madrid), September 19, 2006 (“Cinco policías heridas tras un motín en un centro internamiento de Canarias”). Sexually transmittable diseases among and violent behavior by African illegal immigrants in the Spanish Canary Islands.
Jane’s Intelligence Review, December 2011, p. 6 (“Kenya squares up to Eritrea over its alleged arms supply to rebels”).
http//en.wikipedia,org/wiki/Al-Shabaab; Al-Jazeera, November 2, 2011 (“Eritrea denies sending arms to Al-Shabab”).
The Daily Telegraph (London), July 10, 2012 (“Mali: how the West cleared the way for Al-Qaeda’s African branch”).
Daniel E. Rogell, African Al-Qaida affiliates coordinating, IPT Blog, June 26, 2012.
Der Spiegel (Germany), January 18, 2010, p. 75 (“Spur nach Göteborg”).
De Morgen (Belgium), August 5, 2009, p. 12 (“Australië pakt terreurverdachten met link naar Somalië op”); The Daily Telegraph (Australia), October 27, 2009 (“Accused terrorist Saney Edow Aweys thanked Allah for Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires that killed 117 people”); The Daily Telegraph (Australia), August 5, 2009 (“Terror suspects ‘sought holy approval”’); NRC Handelsblad, August 4, 2009, p. 5 (“Australië pakt verdachten van terreur op”).
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Obama State Department Sanctifies Egypt's Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood
July 16, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, travelled to Cairo this weekend to personally consult with Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's president elect.
Her presence there was an act of supplication and a not so veiled endorsement of a future Egypt solely guided by the shari'a.
The Secretary's manner seemed one of approval as she sat across from Morsi, a high ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood's leadership who in his spare time, just happens to be Egypt's political leader. Comfortably presiding over court for his guest, Morsi looked satifyingly contented, and who could blame him?
Below from State's official announcement:
"This is, of course, a time marked by many historic firsts, and it is very clear that Egyptians are in the midst of complex negotiations about the transition, from the composition of your parliament to the writing of a new constitution to the powers of the president. Only Egyptians can answer these questions, but I have come to Cairo to reaffirm the strong support of the United States for the Egyptian people and for your democratic transition." [source, U.S. State Dept. document,
The conditions under which Mr. Morsi assumed control of the country were more than suspect. There were widespread and credible allegations of widespread fraud including vote buying, outright coercion and violence on the part of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood which is now undoubtedly Egypt's most potent political force.
Though doctrinal issues separate them from the Salafists, there is broad practical agreement between the two regarding the need to fully institutionalize shari'a, hence they are aligned on the age old dictum, "the enemy of my enemy, is my ally," thus Morsi's true political heft might be far greater than it seems.
SCAF [the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces], the military authority lurking in plain sight, is certainly an important and to some the ultimate arbiter of what role Egypt will assume on the world diplomatic and political stage, is beyond the scope of this writing [for some reference as to the latter half of that perspective please refer to, Dr. Daniel Pipes, Cynthia Farahat, Egypt's Real Ruler: Mohamed Tantawi, http://www.danielpipes.org/11584/mohamed-tantawi].[Read More]
In any regard, Mr. Obama's obvious tilt toward the Brotherhood, tracing back publicly to at least since his now infamous Cairo address, is indicative of an administration which either totally misunderstands the radical and revolutionary direction in which the country is turning or worse, fully comprehends it and for some inexplicable reason actually supports the idea of an Iranian like theocracy situated in this strategic part of the world.
As a result, Egypt's peace treaty with Israel hangs in precarious balance, a fact which should not be lost on America's burgeoning, apparently post -Zionist, Jewish leadership. Given the historical direction in which Middle East is drifting, these supposed defenders of Jewry might finally be brought face to face, in the starkest of terms, with the political consequences inherent in their revisionist reading of Jewish history.
CAIR Threatens To “Keep up The Pressure” on U. S. Navy Despite Concessions
By BEILA RABINOWITZ and WILLIAM MAYER
18:49 - July 10, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] a Saudi funded1., Hamas associated2. front group, has succeeded in forcing the U.S. Navy to remove a target image featuring a woman terrorist brandishing a weapon from one of its gunnery ranges.
This action has been taken despite the image's relevance in military training given that women jihadists are frequently employed by by the likes of Hamas, al-Qaeda, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and numerous others in a variety of murderous activities including suicide bombing - as referenced in the lead image.
The Navy's senseless and cowardly concession has, rather than ending the dispute, emboldened the Islamists at CAIR.
About the controversy, Nihad Awad, CAIR's long-time National Executive Director said in a statement to US News:
"We welcome the Navy's prompt action to address community concerns and hope this incident serves as a reminder that credible scholars and experts need to be consulted when designing training materials relating to Islam and Muslims for our nation's military personnel..." [source, Muslim Group Turns Up Heat on Navy Over Target Images, http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/dotmil/2012/07/05/muslim-group-turns-up-heat-on-navy-over-target-images]
Despite the Navy's mea culpa, CAIR - per its usual MO - has become even more unreasonable in its demands while the multiculturalists over at DOD quake in their boots. The subtext of Mr. Awad's statement calls for CAIR to sit as a star chamber, deciding what is and what is not permissible activity at the Department of Defense. Does he propose then, that in the event Israel should decide to level Iran's nuke facilities, that CAIR should have veto power over whether or not that effort is assisted by the U.S. military?
The mind reels.
There is an obvious lesson to learn here which Team Obama refuses to acknowledge.
Jihadists of both the kinetic variety [Islamist violence] as well as the stealthy cultural subversives represented by CAIR, ISNA, NAIT etc., can neither be reasoned with, nor can they be bought off even by absurd propitiations that are entirely inappropriate to whatever feigned damage has been alleged. Enough, to these ideologues is never enough, what they really seek is total capitulation.
They want the West to roll over and surrender.
This is not idle imagining. We know for a fact that the MB's American leadership has authored highly detailed written plans outlining how "civilization jihad," should be carried out. The MB's methodology and official documents proving this contention were presented as evidentiary material during the successful prosecution of domestic Hamas funding in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. 3.
CAIR has manufactured this controversy solely to advance the organization's cultural jihad, plain and simple. The facts as CAIR represents them, are completely irrelevant.
Obama's Increasingly Dysfunctional Thinking on National Security Matters - Chavez No Threat
11:52 - July 12, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipelineNews.org - On Tuesday, president Obama was interviewed by Oscar Haza which was later broadcast on Spanish television station WJAN-41.
Remarkably, when the president was queried about the potential threat posed by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama replied that he doesn't consider Chavez a "serious" threat, "...But overall my sense is that what Mr. Chavez has done over the last several years has not had a serious national security impact on us." [source, Laura Matthews, Obama Says Chavez Posed No ‘Serious’ Security Threat, International Business Times,
At this point in this presidency it's difficult to be blindsided by Mr. Obama's apparent lack of knowledge on the key threats facing the United States, of which Mr. Chavez via his alarmingly friendly relationships with Iran and its various proxy armies led by Hezbollah as well as with Syria, where Chavez is providing fuel to Assad's Bashar Hafez al-Assad are but two examples, still Mr. Obama's latest display of ignorance is shocking.
It's not as if Chavez' questionable relationships with hostile foreign powers are unknown. For example a July 9 piece published in the Wall Street Journal outlines how Mr. Chavez is aiding Iran by propping up the faltering Assad regime in Syria, supplying fuel to keep his war machine rolling.
"Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and his state-oil company are providing vital energy support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and conducting business with Syrian firms blacklisted by Washington and Brussels, according to documents relating to the deals. That puts Venezuela alongside Russia and Iran in an informal bloc of nations working to stymie the West's efforts to topple Mr. Assad and break up his military alliance with Iran, U.S. officials and Syrian activists say..." [see, To Power Syria, Chávez Sends Diesel,
It's also widely understood that Chavez allows Hezbollah cells to operate freely in the Northern areas of Venezuela where they have established forward bases of operation and hooked up with the country's cocaine drug lords.
The Christian Science Monitor, no right-wing extremist source, reported on such back on December 15, 2011.
"The New York Times and ProPublica have details on the indictment of Ayman Joumaa, a Lebanese citizen who has laundered millions of dollars for Hezbollah while assisting with cocaine-trafficking routes out of Colombia and Venezuela. It appears his focus was routes through Europe, but he has also moved drugs through Mexico in coordination with the Zetas. The case is notable for having all the key words that people get excited...about: Hezbollah! Terrorist-financing! Cocaine! Zetas! Venezuela! And all of that appears to be true..." [source, James Bosworth, Hezbollah, terrorist financing, and Venezuela: Don't panic, http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-America-Monitor/2011/1215/Hezbollah-terrorist-financing-and-Venezuela-Don-t-panic]
Egypt's Morsi Countermands Dissolution of Parliament, High Court Suspends Morsi's Directive
14:42 - July 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Pandemonium seems to be the order of the day in Egypt, with the Muslim Brotherhood led executive branch now locked in a bitter power struggle with the country's highest judicial authority.
The latest development involves the country's high court overruling Mohammed Morsi's recently issued executive decree 11, which reinstated parliament after the same court three weeks ago ruled to have it dissolved, judging that the elective process had been fraudulent.
"Egypt's high court moved swiftly to block the Islamist-dominated Parliament only hours after the legislature's first meeting in weeks, turning a political row between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military into a constitutional crisis. The Supreme Constitutional Court suspended a decree issued on Sunday by Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's newly inaugurated president..." [source, Matt Bradley, Egypt's High Court Blocks Parliament, Wall Street Journal, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303567704577518332037249906.html]
The genesis of executive decree 11, took place in a hastily arranged weekend session, according to the Muslim Brotherhood's English website [see, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=30182]. Thus, the Egyptian parliament which was ordered to disband [see, Breaking - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Suffers Huge Defeat - Parliament Dissolved, Potential for Military to Maintain Control https://www.pipelinenews.org/2012/jun/16/Breaking-Egypts-Muslim-Brotherhood-Suffers-Huge-Defeat.html] by the high court, was itself declared invalid under a decree by Morsi.
Morsi is a long time member of the Muslim Brotherhood's inner circle.
In taking this action, Morsi attempted to create the illusion of legitimacy and to provide some basis of justification for his unprecedented order. To do this he invoked, by way of support, what he calls the Egyptian National Front, an entity which he personally created out of whole cloth on June 22. The National Front therefore although technically a coalition [albeit one comprised entirely of Islamists] the new group is functionally just another arm of the Muslim Brotherhood which will be used towards the same political end as has Morsi's "Freedom and Justice Party," to Islamize Egypt along the lines of Iran's totalitarian theocracy.
However, the high court has now firmly placed itself between the Brotherhood and their long held fantasy of a revolutionary Islamist state operating under the shari'a.
This is a gambit of the highest order, placing Team Obama in the crosshairs almost as much as the defiant Brother Morsi.
Of great concern, The Hill reported two days ago that Mr. Obama has already invited Morsi to meet him, "...in New York when the United Nations General Assembly convenes in September, an administration official confirmed to The Hill. The invitation to Mohammed Morsi, a member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, a group with a violent past, could raise concerns among lawmakers who have questioned continued U.S. support for Egypt...." [source, Meghashyam Mali, The Hill, http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/236649-report-obama-invites-new-egyptian-president-morsi-to-visit-us]
However the administration, which essentially paved the way for the Muslim Brotherhood to seize control of Egypt [with all of Egypt's recent elections having been marked by massive fraud on behalf of the Brotherhood] has already scheduled face time with Morsi this coming Saturday, "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Morsi on Saturday..." [source, ibid]
We would be very surprised that despite Morsi's recent toxic activity the meeting with Mrs. Clinton did not take place. This administration seems to knowingly be aiding in the Islamizing of the sole Arab state which is not technically at war with the state of Israel, hopefully Obama's - tone deaf - Jewish backers have taken note of this ominous development.
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CAIR Threatens To “Keep up The Pressure” on U. S. Navy Despite, Concessions
July 8, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - The Council on American Islamic Relations [CAIR] a Saudi funded front1.
The Navy concession has emboldened the Islamists at CAIR and their National Executive Director Nihad Awad, says a report in US News:
"We welcome the Navy's prompt action to address community concerns and hope this incident serves as a reminder that credible scholars and experts need to be consulted when designing training materials relating to Islam and Muslims for our nation's military personnel..."
Regardless of the Navy's mea culpa the organization - per its usual MO - to advance into a vacuum created by appeasing actions...whatever concessions are offered in such cases, it's never enough, "serious and comprehensive review...to deal with the issue of Islamophobia in military training." [source, Muslim Group Turns Up Heat on Navy Over Target Images, http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/dotmil/2012/07/05/muslim-group-turns-up-heat-on-navy-over-target-images]
CAIR is also demanfing that the Pentagon fire an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA, alleging that this individual [absent any proof] told students that a” total war” on Islam was the only way to protect the United States.
The issue here is not what might have happened in some event, real or imagined but simply and opportunity for the Muslim Brotherhood's most public presence, CAIR, to flex its considerable political muscles, per the now well recognized, MB strategy of cultural subversion from within, by our own hands. A methodology laid bare by Federal Prosecutors in U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.2..
T his is cultural jihad, plain and simple, the facts are completely irrelevant.
The following provides historical authentication regarding Saudi blood money.
1 "...CAIR is frequently criticized for receiving $500,000 from Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest men. That money was donated specifically to CAIR's Library Project, a program designed t distribute a set of books on Islam...to libraries so that people can learn more about Islam..." . [source, CAIR document, http://www.cair.com/Portals/0/pdf/Dispelling_Rumors_about_CAIR.pdf]
So CAIR incontrovertibly proves with its own words the fact that it receives major funding from Saudi Islamist, Alwaleed bin Talal. So tainted is Talal's reputation [he suggested that the U.S. was in part responsible for the 2001 jihadist attacks on the U.S.] that Mayor Rudy Giuliani refused, post 9/11, a $10M bequeath, that bin Talal offered to New York.
The CAIR Library Program, rather than being some noble undertaking as the Hamas t ied organization suggested. Such giveaways are da'wa operations, intended to gain Muslim converts. In the same vein CAIR ran a similar program, sending free - very expensive - Qur'ans to anyone who responded to their offer, PipeLineNews.org has one of the beautiful volumes in its library.
As one reads forward in the above linked document you will find CAIR actually admitting that one of its founding members and long time Executive Director Nihad Awad, did indeed make a statement
"...In response to a direct question from an audience member about social programs in the occupied territories, Awad said, "I'm in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO..."
Somone at CAIR is asleep at the wheel here, they should have expunged this document from their website long ago. It as does the organization's statement regarding Saudi funding, proves that Nihad Awad should be thought of as the poster boy for cultural jihadism. His statement stands. He refers to Palestinian ghetto camps, intentionally kept impoverished by Hamas, the PLO and associated groups for political purposes, as "occupied territory," ignoring the fact that much of this land came under Israeli control after Egyptian forces lost what has become known as the "Six Day War," They are no more occupied than is California, the majority of which was at one time controlled by Spain. You attack, you lose, so sorry, you pay price, learn a lesson and don't do it again.
Secondly and probably of primary importance, Awad remains CAIR's Executive Director despite his previous admission of support for the terrorist entity Hamas, an organization that was founded by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. Trying to soft coat such sentiment is absurd, a sign of desperation on the part of this jihadist group.
"Nihad Awad is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States..." [source, CAIR website, http://www.cair.com/AboutUs/CAIRNationalBoardandStaff.aspx]
2. In a pivotal counter-terror raid conducted by the FBI in 2004 in Annendal, VA at the home of Ismail Elbarassi a huge number of documents pertaining to the Brotherhood's activity and plans for Islamizing the U.S., and generally all of North America were discovered in a concealed space,
One of these documents, authored by Mohammed Akram, a highly ranked official in the political structure of both Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, was an authentic Muslim Brotherhood game plan entitled - A project for an explanatory memorandum for the General Strategic goal for the Group in North America sets forth a template fpr undermineomg the Western democracies.
This threat doctrine strategy contains the following text.
"The process of settlement is a 'Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means. The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated ad God's religion is made victorious over all other religions. …
Without this level of understanding, we are not up to this challenge and have not prepared ourselves for Jihad yet. It is a Muslim's destiny to perform Jihad and work wherever he is and wherever he lands until the final hour comes, and there is no escape from that destiny except for those who chose to slack..." [source, Government exhibit GX3-85, https://www.pipelinenews.org/images/GX3-85.pdf]
Has U.S. Chamber of Commerce Gone Dhimmi?
July 5, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - On Monday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted an address by the CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, Hisham Fahmy.
A UPI article about the event states in part:
"Speaking to a group of about 60 business professionals Monday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the chief executive officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, said that the new leadership will deliver mutual benefits to the two countries.
'It will have to be good and both the U.S government and business community understand that well,' said chamber CEO Hisham Fahmy in an interview after his speech. 'The Muslim Brotherhood leaders are basically capitalists and pro-business. So from that point of view, we have no issues with them.'" [source, http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2012/06/25/New-Egyptian-leadership-brings-hope-and-challenges-experts-say/UPI-18481340660721/#ixzz1zmY0D0d2]
Mr. Fahmy's statement, "The Muslim Brotherhood leaders are basically capitalists and pro-business," is so absurd it defies description.
The Muslim Brotherhood was created in 1928 with a single goal, advancing Islamism through jihad. The organization is widely recognized as the intellectual forbear of al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups. It is beyond dispute that the MB created Hamas, a U.S. designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. It is also on very friendly terms with the terrorist state of Iran.
The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to create a universal caliphate which will subjugate all non-Muslim nations and place them under the dictates of Islamic religious law, Shari'a.
The group's motto is:
Allah is our objective.
The Prophet is our leader.
Qur'an is our law.
Jihad is our way.
Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.
Unfortunately this is not the Chamber's first dabbling in issues concerning the world's most virulently anti-Western Islamist organization.
As we noted in an April 4 piece Breaking - Why Is The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting With Muslim Brotherhood Representative, The Freedom And Justice Party?
The American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt is that nation's arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber maintains some 60 similar affiliates world-wide. They are referred to as AMCHAMs, in this case AmCham - Egypt. [see, American Chambers of Commerce Abroad, http://www.uschamber.com/international/directory, U.S. Chamber of Commerce website]
"According to the Muslim Brotherhood's English website, 'A delegation from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) began its first official visit to the United States on Monday April 2 for one week. During the visit, the delegation will hold meetings with major news media and think tanks in New York City, before heading to Washington DC to attend a one day conference on Islamist movements in power at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace on April 5. The delegation will also participate in other public events at Georgetown University, US Chamber of Commerce as well as meeting with the Egyptian community and US officials.' [source, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=29843]
Reached for comment this morning, a spokesman for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce confirmed that there will be a meeting today between it and Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, a political wing of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood, the organization which created the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
The spokesman would give no details regarding the reason for meeting or what agenda items would be discussed. He said the meeting was 'private.'" [source, https://www.pipelinenews.org/2012/apr/04/Breaking-Why-Is-The-U-S-Chamber-of-Commerce-Meeting.html]
So in April of this year the US Chamber met with the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the ironically named, Freedom and Justice Party. Few media sources event took notice. Now the CEO of the Egyptian representative of the Chamber, Mr. Fahmy has publicly declared an outright falsehood, that the Muslim Brotherhood supports American capitalism. He goes even farther declaring that his organization "..has no issues with them..."
Right now Muhammad Morsi, the new president of Egypt and leader of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, is preparing to turn Egypt into an Islamic theocracy which will, rather than bolstering Western capitalism be its mortal foe.[Read More]
Morsi Buys Power in Egypt - Payoff to Civil Servants
Morsi Buys Power in Egypt - Payoff to Civil Servants
15:21 - PDT - July 4, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - It hasn't taken the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi long to consolidate power as Egypt's new president. Sources close to the matter have revealed that he recently decided, without apparent authority to, "...implement a 15 percent social allowance increase for government employees and the 10 percent increase for civilian and military pensioners, which he raised to 15 percent the next day, without consulting the finance minister." [source, http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/morsy-didn-t-consult-finance-minister-over-raise-says-sourceMorsy didn't consult finance minister over raise, says source, A Al-Masry Al-Youm, as translated by the Egyptian Independent]
Such a move, in light of Egypt's worsening debt crisis [see, Michael Schuman, Why the New Egyptian President's Biggest Worry Could Be the Economy, http://business.time.com/2012/06/27/why-the-new-egyptian-presidents-biggest-worry-could-be-the-economy/, Time Magazine] can only be seen as a high stakes attempt to increase Morsi's leverage and make the rewarded government employees, and pensioners even more beholding to his regime.
This extra-legal power power grab is more proof that the Brotherhood clearly intends to at some point in the near future dominate Egypt by whatever means necessary in this case using "social justice, Islamist style," as a guise.[Read More]
Obama Loses Egypt and Potentially Much of the Middle East
Obama Loses Egypt and Potentially Much of the Middle East
13:30 PDT - July 2, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - A column appearing in today's Washington Times, written by the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney, paints a gloomy picture of the direction which the Middle East, specifically Egypt, has taken as a direct result of President Obama's foreign policy.
"Today, the question for voters in the 2012 election to ponder might be posed as Who lost Egypt?" To make matters worse, it is likely that the losses won't stop there.
Indeed, before it's over, we may well see nearly all the Middle East fall under the sway of the team President Obama has helped come to power in Cairo - the Muslim Brotherhood, to the grave detriment of the people most immediately affected, of Israel and of our interests, there and here." [source, Who 'Lost' Egypt?]
When Mr. Obama assumed office in 2009 he was given a relatively stable, but obviously troubled Middle East to deal with. However the president immediately started implementing a program which led to the Muslim Brotherhood seizing power in Egypt and rapidly destabilized the entire region.
The lead vehicle in this wholesale assault on previous policy [one of a bipartisan nature, extending well before the G.W. Bush administration] was Mr. Obama's still hard to comprehend Cairo speech, to which we referred in a January 25, 2010 piece The Wake Up Call that Never Comes What made this address even more inexplicable is that it was delivered at Al-Azhar University, thelocus of modern Sunni jihadism. Al-Azhar is a thousand year old institution dedicated to training orthodox Sunni imams and spreading Islam through da'wa and jihad in both of its modes, the "hard" violent form as well as the relatively "softer" technique of cultural subsumation. Given the way events are rapidly developing in the region Mr. Obama's inviting senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders to attend the event - thus providing the creators of Hamas with, the WH Seal of Approval - looms even more ominously.
From the piece:
"Thus the origin of Mr. Obama's Muslim outreach, most forcefully detailed in his June 6, 2009 Cairo speech [see, Remarks of the President at Cairo University] with the below statement, emblematic of this approach."More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam. Violent extremists have exploited these tensions in a small but potent minority of Muslims."
It must be remembered that the Cairo speech was only part of a grander apologia - offered in a particularly supplicating manner - to atone for [what the president perceives to be] America's past history of oppressive actions."
Though Mr. Obama and his hidebound State Department are in complete denial, the "democracy," which his administration stoked starting with his enthusiastic support of the Tahrir Square demonstrations - and his scuttling of then sitting Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak - was directly responsible for the fraud laden election of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, a long-time senior member of the organization.
Morsi throughout his campaign made it clear that if elected, his administration would be used to further the goals of the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, as Mr. Gaffney's Washington Times piece highlights:
"For example, as captured in an Egyptian television report of May 13, 2012 translated by the indispensable Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reLigeHGKzE&feature=player_embedded&noredirect=1) Morsi espoused during the course of the campaign the key tenets of the Muslim Brotherhood: The Quran is our constitution. Jihad is our path. And death for the sake of Allah is our most lofty aspiration." He went on to add, This nation will enjoy blessing and revival only through Islamic shariah." Morsi concluded by saying, I take an oath before Allah and before you all that regardless of the actual text of [the constitution], Allah willing, the text will truly reflect shariah."
Apparently completely lacking in this administration's understanding of the mechanics of power relationships is any sense that totalitarian ideologies find appeasement worse than simply being indicative of an opponent's lack of moral courage, rather they see it as being provocative. This leads them to redoubling their efforts accordingly.
This is perhaps the central weakness of Mr. Obama's foreign policy calculus. In a larger sense, this president's statecraft can be critiqued as having largely consisted of crisis management, resulting in disaster heaped upon disaster. Its few successes, for example taking out bin-Laden and the increased use of the drone program - which is now controlled by Mr. Obama having taken it from the military/intelligence community, where it formerly and properly resided - were only made possible by templates established by his predecessor. Thus, this issue should also prove fodder for a hopefully lively debate during the run up to the November elections.
Unfortunately due the MSM's silence on the matter, the public is largely unaware of the issues involved here and their bearing on American security policy. Therefore this topic should represent a fertile area for Mr. Romney to explore as this process moves forward, if he proves bold enough to go there.[Read More]