PipeLineNews Archives: August 2013

Review - Fighting the Ideological War

Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism; collected essays by Patrick Sookhdeo, Stephen Ulph, John H. Moore, John Lenczowski, Robert R. Reilly, Thomas Joscelyn and Sebastian L. Gorka; edited by Katherine Gorka and Patrick Sookhdeo; pp. 240; © 2012 Westminster Institute; Isaac Publishing.

As reviewed by WILLIAM MAYER

June 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - This just released work is an important and timely contribution to current thinking regarding the modern resurgence of Islamism. More precisely, in the relatively short span of 240 pages, the book offers an intriguing perspective on how the Western democracies can develop a comprehensive methodology to combat Islamic expansionism in all of its forms, both violent as well as nominally peaceful [which relies heavily on da'wa, Muslim proselytization].

Demonstrative of the anthology's currency, it is reflective of a post bin-Laden world. While the subject matter will necessarily be of most interest to those already working within the field [or students thereof], it might well have broader appeal to those interested generally in national security matters, comparative political theory, ideological trends and taking the offensive in a multi-front asymmetrical war. Though there is a fairly large preexisting knowledge base in these combined areas of study much of the subject material is by nature, dense and therefore primarily of interest to academicians. Fighting the Ideological War is the type of work that would be appropriate as a basis for further exploration in the field, though it certainly stands as a powerful achievement in its own right.

The book is organized around seven essays, grouped under three subheadings, Identifying the Enemy After the Death of Bin-Laden, Learning from the Past and Winning the Ideological War, which logically connect the major points:

Defining the enemy's nature.
Identifying successful historical examples of dealing with such challenges.
Developing an overall enemy threat doctrine and presenting a template for winning the war of ideas.

The first section makes clear that the nature of this threat is not, as the politically timid are wont to think, borne singularly upon the shoulders of the jihadist warriors, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah and their co-religionist brethren.

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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:

“…MS. PSAKI: Well, we’ve been clear, and this has consistently been our position, that all parties, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, who we have been in touch with, and – but Deputy Secretary Burns met with representatives of when he was there just two weeks ago. So all parties includes the Muslim Brotherhood. It includes members of the government. And certainly, not only are high-level officials on the ground, but the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary and other members of the Administration have been in touch with representatives of all parties…”

“…The United States strongly condemns all attacks and acts of violence and bloodshed across Egypt. We are outraged and deplore in the strongest terms the reprehensible attacks of the past few days against numerous Coptic churches. We also condemn the recent attacks on public buildings, including police stations. There can be absolutely no place for such violence in Egypt, and we call on all of Egypt’s leaders to condemn such attacks. These attacks risk further aggravating an already fragile atmosphere. The government has a responsibility to create an atmosphere where Egyptians can exercise their universal rights, including free assembly, expression, and media. Protesters also have a responsibility to exercise those rights peacefully, and those demonstrating peacefully should not be labeled terrorists. Just as we have over the past weeks, we urge all sides to immediately take utmost steps to calm the situation and avoid further loss of life or further injuries…”  [both items sourced, Dept. of State presser 8.15.2013]
August 15 news coverage of the Egyptian calmity, which serves as an indictment of the Muslim Brotherhood’s unholy war.
 
“…Arab satellite channels showed Brotherhood supporters firing automatic weapons at targets beneath a main bridge in the Cairo district of Zamalek…Morsi supporters, united in the Moslim Brotherhood party, were also seen destroying dozens of churches, Christian businesses and homes. Several Christians as well as journalists were killed in the violence…Amid the violence, Christians rushed to try to protect churches and other Christian sites. However over 50 churches and other Christian sites have been attacked since Wednesday, August 14, several Coptic sources and activists said…at least 40 churches were burned across Egypt since Wednesday, August 14, according to local nongovernmental organizations and the Coptic Church’s youth group…” [source,  Egypt Christians In Fear As Dozens Are Killed, Bos News Life Middle East Service, this is an independent news source emanating from Budapest, Hungary]
From State’s 8.15 2013 presser:
 “…MS. PSAKI: Well, we’ve been clear, and this has consistently been our position, that all parties, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, who we have been in touch with, and – but Deputy Secretary Burns met with representatives of when he was there just two weeks ago. So all parties includes the Muslim Brotherhood. It includes members of the government. And certainly, not only are high-level officials on the ground, but the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary and other members of the Administration have been in touch with representatives of all parties. [source, U.S. State Department, briefing]
Taking a brief time-out at the end of his latest R&R excursion, Mr. Obama had this to say today:


“…instead we’ve seen a more dangerous path taken through arbitrary arrests, a broad crackdown on Mr. Morsi’s associations and supporters and now tragically, violence has taken the lives of hundreds of people…the United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces…we deplore violence against civilians…we support the universal rights essential to human dignity Including the right to peaceful protests…we oppose the pursuit of martial law which denies those rights to citizens under the principle that security trumps individual freedom…and condemn the attacks that we’ve seen by protesters, including  on churches…we believe that the state of emergency should be lifted…That a process of national recognition should begin…” [PipeLineNews.org transcript: Obama prepared statement on Egyptian violence , August 21, 2013]

Thus the trend continues, this administration  is clearly in league with the Muslim Brotherhood [also please note how the legacy media is unwilling to name the organization, instead calling them, the Muslim Brothers as if they were long-lost relatives].

As per their usual MO, the MSM has invoked the “cone of silence” as to what is really going down in Egypt, a nation which though an ally only 18 months ago, now, because of Obama's policies, bitterly hates the United States [source, Barack Hussein Obama - Muslim Brotherhood Mole?].

“...Obama is hated in Egypt. He and his administration including the ex-Secretary of State Hillary – hey look at me, I’m running for president, now that I've failed at just about everything I tried – Clinton, Anne Patterson and the rest of this sorry bunch have driven Egypt to the point of civil war by actively supporting, behind the scenes and in public statements, the "mother of all terrorist organizations," especially those connected to al-Qaeda and its many disparate franchises….Who could blame the Egyptian people? Our president is seen as the agent whereby the chaos now in play in that country came into being. The "street" Egyptians, not the MB thugs who are terrorizing Cairo and other large cities in the country, know that as these words are written president Barack Hussein Obama is chastising the only hope for any semblance of order in this once great nation [the military] now that he has almost singlehandedly destabilized it.

We think that in the minds of many, Mr. Obama functionally might as well be a member of the despised Muslim Brotherhood…”

©2013 PipeLineNews.org LLC, William Mayer. All rights reserved.

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PLN Quickie – Fox Breaks Story – Team Obama/Morsi Pull Hunter/Killer Team From Benghazi Assignment

August 23, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – According to Fox News, inside sources have disclosed that the U.S. Spec Ops team which would normally be tasked with hunting down and terminating the Muslim terrorists responsible for the Benghazi atrocity has been pulled from its theater of operations.

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.
 
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Migrant Trafficking and Radical Islam Pose a Serious Security Threat to the West
 
 
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.
 
 
Obsequious apologies
 
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.”
 
Monique Samuel’s obsequious apologies both in Arabic and Dutch to Muslims who threatened her are quite misplaced. In the first place, never ever did she criticize Islam or Mohammed. She was only very vocal on the Muslim Brotherhood – and rightly so. Yet, restive young Dutch-Moroccan cowards in Holland harassed her claiming she offended their so-called holy prophet. Ebru Umar who was indeed very critical of Mohammed and (Turkish) Islam, never apologized to anyone, rebuking her young critics as “Netherturkish kids” (“Nederturkse pubers”).
 
Miss Samuel does recognize, however, that the Muslim Brotherhood seeks to export its conflict with the Egyptian military (and the Coptic church) to the Netherlands. That’s why she as a Coptic Christian frequently receives death threats.
 
“Politicians are the instigators of what is now going on in the Netherlands,” Ebru Umar said in a recent interview. “They are responsible for the fact that we can’t say anylonger what we want to say.”
 
Another vocal critic of Islam in Holland was the former “Elsevier” columnist and politician Dr. Pim Fortuyn. He lived in the “multicultural” city of Rotterdam. Fortuyn was brutally murdered in May 2002. He was about to win the parliamentary elections. One of the reasons Fortuyn was murdered was his outspoken criticism of Muslim immigrants who refuse to integrate into Dutch society. It was seven years before his death that he wrote: “This is our country, if you don’t know how to adapt to it, pack your bags and go back to your own country and culture!” Fortuyn was right. 
 
Fortuyn was called a “racist,” but he wasn’t. Ivo Opstelten, a respectable policitian who was mayor of Rotterdam in May 2002, praised Fortuyn on several occasions. Opstelten is now Minister of Security and Justice.
 
 
Helmut Kohl was right in 1982
 
On October 28, 1982, the new German Chancellor Helmut Kohl had a meeting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Kohl told her confidentially that in his view fifty percent of the Turkish immigrants had to leave Germany. It would be impossible to integrate all those Turks into German society, he argued. This did not apply to immigrants from Portugal, Italy or Vietnam, he added.  “I can’t say this publicly, though.”
 
The former chancellor’s fears were justified, although he did change his mind later. If we look, for example, at recent German police statistics we will see that Turkish immigrants are overrepresented in crime statistics, not only in 2012, but also in the years between 2000 and 2012. Thus, in 2012, there were 502,390 suspects of crimes in Germany. 92,540 of them had a Turkish background – a staggering figure!
 
Over the past seven years about twenty percent of all criminal suspects were Turkish immigrants. The criminal records of Russians, Afghans, Iraqis, Iranians, Moroccans, Lebanese, Syrians and Pakistani in Germany are also noteworthy.
 
Kirstin Heisig, until her death in 2010 a judge in Berlin, wrote an alarming book on Turkish violent juvenile crime. Turkish and other Muslim teenagers frequently rape German women. Muslim immigrants are also overrepresented in crime statistics in other European countries. In Belgium, for example, 70 percent of the prison population consists of Muslims.
 
According to official figures from the German Interior Ministry there are 38,080 Muslim extremists in Germany. The majority of them  (32,270)  have a Turkish background. 3,590 are Arabs and the rest of them (2,220) are Iranians, Chechens, Asians, North Africans and others. In addition to that there are 26,410 immigrants involved in radical political organizations. The majority of them are Turks, Kurds and Iranians.
 
In Britain, “a poll conducted for a Policy Exchange report into Muslim Britain in 2007 found 16-24-year olds to be far more fundamentalist in their views than the over-55s,” David Goodhart writes in a recent study on immigration. “Thirty-seven per cent of the younger group claim they would prefer to live under Shari’a law compared with 17 per cent of the older; on the death penalty for apostates it was 36 per cent to 19 per cent; on organizations like Al-Qaeda 13 per cent to 3 per cent.”
 
 
Muslim terrorism and immigration
 
By far most terrorists in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia are Mulims or Muslim immigrants. Every week I receive updates on the activities of Muslim terrorists and terror suspects in quite a number of countries. The two Boston bombers are a recent example. Another example is 22-year-old Quazi Mohammed Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis who, according to the FBI, “attempted to detonate a 1,000 pound bomb at the New York Federal Reserve Bank on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan in October 2012.” This Al-Qaeda-inspired operative was sentenced to 30 years in prison on August 9, 2013. This Bangladeshi national “traveled to the United States in January 2012 intending to fight violent jihad. Nafis possessed operable bomb-making instructions and attempted to recruit multiple individuals to form a terrorist cell in the United States.”
 
The German newspaper “Die Welt” reported on August 12 that Al-Qaeda had sent four Tunisian terrorists to Europe last year. They had been trained by the group in Pakistan/Waziristan. Pulling the strings was an Al-Qaeda commander named Abdullah Al-Adam alias Abu Ubaidah Al-Maqdisi. (He was killed last April in a U.S. drone attack; certainly not all drone attacks are unjustified.) Some of Maqdisi’s trainees had previously lived in Europe. Western intelligence services were aware of the plot. Consequently, the four Tunisian Al-Qaeda operatives could be captured in the Turkish-Iranian border area and were  then transferred to Tunisia.
 
Instability in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen and the war in Syria provides new opportunities for Al-Qaeda (a satanic and fiercly anti-Western and anti-Semitic organization bent on death and destruction), to recruit and radicalize Muslims in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America. Recently, Saadik Sbaa, a Dutch-Moroccan jihadist or so-called “holy warrior” in Syria, was killed there. He had tried to join Al-Qaeda on a previous occasion: he and three other radical Muslims were arrested in Kenya in 2009 as they planned to travel to Somalia. So far, six Muslim jihadists from the Netherlands have been killed in Syria. “Five holy warriors from Spain have died in Syria,” Sebastian Rotella, an American-Italian expert on terrorism, writes. “European police fear that well-trained battle-hardened veterans will return from Syria and, on their own or acting on orders from terrorist bosses, decide to continue the war.” “Syria’s jihadi migration emerges as top terror threat in Europe and beyond.” American jihadists also died in Syria. One of them was Amir Farouk Ibrahim from Pittsburgh.
 
 
Somali asylum-seeker in Holland rapes 10-year-old girl
 
A Somali asylum-seeker in Holland raped a 10-year-old girl earlier this year. Ali H.’s application for asylum has been rejected but he refuses to return to Africa. (Dutch asylum procedures are among the best in the world, so if a Dutch judge rejects an application, his ruling is usually justified.) Ali H. is not the only African asylum-seeker whose application for asylum was rejected. Last February, some 120 rejected asylum-seekers found temporary refuge in a church in Amsterdam – the so-called “Vluchtkerk.” It was here that Ali H. raped the 10-year old daughter of a female volunteer. This new volunteer did not know that it was not allowed to take your own daughter with you. This turned out to be serious mistake. Ali H, has long record of sexual harassment and violence. Ali H.’s lawyer, however, claims that this rejected asylum-seeker “suffers from mental health problems.” Well-fed and liberal asylum lawyers often play a nefarious role: they tend to harden the resolve of rejected and chanceless asylum-seekers to stay.
 
There were other cases of African asylum-seekers who behave very violently indeed. It was in the northern Dutch village of Baflo that Alasem H. from Benin even murdered his former Dutch girlfriend Renske Hekman as well as a police officer named Dick Haveman in the northern village of Baflo. This occurred in April 2011. When the police officer tried to  arrest Alasem H., he violently resisted arrest, grabbed the police officer’s pistol and shot him dead. He also tried to kill other policemen who were chasing him.
 
 
African illegal immigrants selling cocaine in Germany
 
Back in 200I I was making a TV report on African asylum-seekers in the German city of Hamburg.  Thomas Menzel, chief of the anti-narcotics unit of the Hamburg police, told me that there were 400 to 500 African asylum-seekers who were selling cocaine and crack. They often violently resist arrest, he assured me. I filmed a Nigerian drug dealer near the railway station. Although I kept some distance, this man walked towards me and lashed out against me. He would surely have beaten me, were it not for the many bystanders. I did mention him in my TV program. A young German cocaine addict who knew him told me who he was.
 
Things have not changed much since 2001. Today, hundreds of African illegal immigrants are selling cocaine in Berlin’s Görlitzer Park and locations nearby. Many of them are from West Africa, a hotbed of cocaine smuggling. There are also North African drug dealers in Berlin.
 
In 2008 I took pictures of hundreds of African illegal street vendors in Athens. They were selling cheap replica handbags  and sunglasses. One of them became very aggressive and tried to attack me, but I chose to run away. A policeman told me: “There is nothing we can do about it.” All this does not justify at all the recent and violent attacks on illegal immigrants in Greece by neo-Nazis and others.
 
Not a few African immigrants in Europe turn out to be former child soldiers, rapists or war criminals from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Chad, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Congo, Somalia, Sudan and other African countries.
 
Rape, polygamy, promiscuity and wife beating are 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. In Dubai, a Sudanese man raped a Norwegian woman who was even arrested after she reported this crime to the police. Due to publicity and strong political pressure the vicitim, Miss Marte Dalelv, was finally and reluctantly released by the Dubai authorities.
 
In Zanzibar two British girls became the victim of a so-called acid attack. Kristie Trup and Katee Gee were volunteers in local Christian school. Such attacks are quite common in countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. The perpetrators invariably are Muslim males. Last February, a priest was shot dead and a church was burned down in Zanzibar, a predominantly Muslim country.
 
Prevalence of AIDS and other sexually transmittable diseases (STDs) is very high in most African countries. What is less known, however, is that quite a lot of Africans believe in witchcraft. Witchraft and voodoo are also widely practiced among Nigerian immigrants in Europe.
 
Illegal immigrants from Africa often contracted malaria, (drug-resistant) tuberculosis,  scabies or so-called “neglected tropical diseases” (NTDs) in their home countries.
 
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.
 
 
Does Pope Francis want to abolish all borders in Europe?
 
It was in July that Pope Francis paid a visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa where criminal migrant traffickers dumped nearly five thousand African and North African economic migrants in the first half of 2013. All of these people want to travel to Northern Europe where the chances that they will find work or properly integrate into society are almost zero. Mark Rutte, currently Prime Minister of the Netherlands, rightly calls them “chanceless immigrants” (“kansloze migranten”). There is a recent but remarkable increase of chanceless immigrants in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden and Britain. They travel from Spain, Italy and Greece to the wealthier north.
 
Migrant trafficking is a serious criminal offense. It is also a security threat to the West, intelligence reports claim. (Not all intelligence reports are wrong.) Yet, the
pope failed to condemn the migrant traffickers – the very ones who organize the flow of African and Muslim economic migrants to Europe. These modern-day and rich slave traders are directly responsible for the small boats packed with economic migrants and fortune seekers that leave for Europe every week. Instead of criticizing the migration mafia led by migrant traffickers and migration lawyers, the pope urged “brotherly responsibility” and rebuked “the global indifference to refugees.” He asked for “forgiveness for those who by their decisions at the global level have created situations that lead to these tragedies.” In other words, the pope wants Europe to abolish all its southern borders and border controls – thus allowing a massive increase in alien border crossings. And what about the border between Mexico and the U.S.?
 
Why does the pope not make a humanitarian gesture by opening up the gates of the wealthy Vatican for illegal immigrants from Africa and the Muslim world? I am sure our dear and sober-minded pontiff will be forced to close those gates again within just a few days.
 
 
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 studies on crime among non-Western immigrants in Holland and other European countries. Website: emersonvermaat.com.
 
 
 
 
Sources:
 
Metro (Netherlands), July 19, 2013, p. 9 (Column by Ebru Umar: “Die dooie gast”).
 
Ebru Umar, Juist die moderne  moslims wensen mij dood, NRC Handelsblad, August 2, 2013, p. 16, 17. “Een hele tsunami aan bedreigende tweets.” “Ook hun vergaande islamisering is opvallend.”
 
Knevel & Van den Brink, “KB” (Dutch TV talk show), August 2, 2013.
 
Metro, July 26, 2013, p. 8 (Column by Ebru Umar: “Die dooie gast II”).
 
Knevel & Van den Brink, July 29, 2013 (Obsequious apologies by Monique Samuel, a Coptic Christian in Holland, to radical Muslims, both in the Arabic and Dutch languages).
 
Reformatorisch Dagblad (Apeldoorn, Netherlands) , August 8, 2013, p. 5 (“Debat over ‘islamkritiek of islamofobie’ brand los”); Geenstijl.nl (Netherlands), July 30, 2013 (“Bizar TV: Monique Samuel smeekt moslims om rust”). (Mede-presentator) “Knevel is uiteraard stomverbaasd en probeert zo snel mogelijk van onderwerp te veranderen. Maar niet voordat Samuel – deels in het Arabisch – een emotionele oproep doet (en vooral op twitter aankondigd): ‘Hoi moslims, jullie wensen mij dood, maar ik vind jullie lief hoor,’ zoiets.”
 
Metro, July 31, 2013, p. 5 (“Ebru Umar: Nederland is op”). “Politici zijn de aanstichters van de huidige situatie in Nederland. Zij zijn de reden dat we niet meer kunnen zeggen wat we willen.”
 
Katholiek Nieuwsblad (’s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands), August 2, 2013, p. 7 (“Policologe betuigt ‘respect’ voor islam”). “Het erge vind ik dat deze strijd doorgetrokken wordt naar Nederland,” aldus Samuel.
 
Pim Fortuyn, Beklemmend Nederland (Utrecht: A.W. Bruna, 1995), p. 204. “Waar halen jullie het lef vandaan, dit is ons land en als je je niet weet aan te passen, pak je biezen maar en ga terug naar je eigen land en cultuur!”
 
Spiegelonline (Germany), August 1, 2013 (“Britische Geheimprotokolle” Kohl wollte offenbar jeden zweiten Türken loswerden”).
 
Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik 2012 (Berlin: Bundesministerium des Innern/Wiesbaden: Bundeskriminalamt, 2013),  p. 46.
 
Kirstin Heisig, Das Ende der Geduld, Konsequent gegen jugendliche Gewalttäter (Freiburg im Breisgau: Verlag Herder, 2010), p. 27-34. p. 72-99.
 
FBI/New York Field Office, Press-release, August 9, 2013 (“Al-Qaeda-Inspired Operative Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Attempting to Bomb Federal Reserve Bank in New York”).
 
Die Welt, August 12, 2013, p. 6 (“Al-Qaidas zweites Leben”). “Die Terrorgruppe bleibt gefährlich. Das zeigen neue Informationen über Anschlagplan im Jahr 2012.”
 
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz/Bundesministerium des Innern, Verfassungsschutzbericht 2011 (Berlin/Cologne: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz/Bundesministerium des Innern, 2012), p. 225, 319.
 
David Goodhart, The British Dream. Successes and Failures of Post-War Immigration (London: Atlantic Books, 2013), p. 239.
 
Het Parool (Amsterdam), August 12, 2012, p. 1 (“Nederlandse jihadist dood”).
 
Sebastian Rotella, Syria’s Jihadi Migration Emerges a Top Terror Threat in Europe, Beyond, in: Pro Publica, July 24, 2013.
 
IPT News, July 29, 2013 (“American Reported Killed Fighting for Al-Qaida in Syria”).
 
Vrij Nederland (Amsterdam), July 13, 2013, p. 8-11 (“Een aangekondigde aanranding”). On Ali H., a rejected Somali asylum-seeker who raped a 10-year-old girl.
 
Algemeen Dagblad (Rotterdam), February 7, 2013, p. 9 (“De pijn van Baflo raakt iedereen”). On Alasam S. from Benin who killed his Dutch girlfriend.
 
TweeVandaag (Dutch TV program, now called “EenVandaag”), March 5, 2001 (Sub-Saharan African drug dealers in Hamburg); Emerson Vermaat, Misdaad, Migratie en Cultuur (Soesterberg, Netherlands: Uitgeverij Aspekt, 2004), p. 315, 316.
 
Der Spiegel, March 30, 2013, p. 38-41 (“Asyl: Endstation Görli”). Hundreds of African illegal immigrants selling cocaine in Berlin.
 
Het Parool (Amsterdam), August 10, 2013, p. 2 (“Beloning voor gouden tip zuuraanval Zanzibar”); The Daily Telegraph (London), August 12, 2013 (“Zanzibar acid attack: Katee Gee and Kirstie Trup will both need skin grafts, families say”).
 
News.com.au (Australia), July 8, 2013 (“Pope condemns global indifference on visit to Lampedusa”); The Guardian (London), July 8, 2013 (“Pope attacks ‘globalisation of indifference’ in Lampedusa visit”).
 
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TWA Flight 800 As Reviewed By Cheryl Gatesworth
 
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]
 
From the time of the initial investigation to the present, there has been considerable skepticism regarding the official conclusion which seems to be irreconcilable with the established facts. The findings advanced by Mr. Kallstrom have been exposed as biased and based on falsehoods, particularly by those in the aviation community. The mainstream media, rather than engage in the fierce investigative journalism one might expect on a story of this magnitude, supinely accepted the FBI/NTSB conclusions in their entirety. Those who spoke against the conclusions were generally presented as wild-eyed fanatics and their credibility was immediately maligned.
 
Contrary to popular belief, the FBI led by Mr. Kallstrom, and the NTSB led by Jim Hall did not prove their hypothesis that the flight was lost due to an explosion in the central fuel tank. Strangely anxious to eliminate the possibility of a missile strike, the findings were instead a default conclusion, designed to obfuscate. The report lacked the rigor that is normally a part of aircraft accident investigation.
 
Let’s begin by examining the hard facts:
 
The CIA, as part of the final report, released a computer simulation of what were purported to be the final moments of TWA Flight 800. The presentation showed the aircraft in flight losing its nose back to the leading edge of the wing, then abruptly pitching up some 3,000 feet while engulfed in flames, and then completely coming apart and falling in pieces into the Atlantic Ocean.
 
Thus the government created a convenient way to explain and hopefully discredit the eyewitness testimonies of more than 700 people who were watching from the Long Island shore. These eyewitnesses insisted with a remarkable consistency that they saw a streak of light moving upward from the surface into the sky and exploding at or near the airplane. The intent of the CIA “cartoon” was to explain away the upward luminous trail. Thus the streak the eyewitnesses saw must have been the airplane on fire and climbing.
 
There was, however, one major problem of fact - the CIA simulation was aerodynamically impossible.
 
An aircraft in flight which loses substantial weight ahead of its center of gravity would pitch up sharply, presenting its bottom surface to the airstream. The resulting deceleration would immediately create a load which would exceed the design parameters of the aircraft.
 
This event would take place so suddenly that there wouldn’t be  time for altitude change before the aircraft disintegrated.
 
Even the most zealous organization can’t violate the laws of aerodynamics. Lying on the part of government agencies may not be a vice, but lying poorly, with the intent of discrediting the aviation community using an embarrassing cartoon is demeaning.
 
The CIA's retreat into Lysenkoism, however was short lived.
 
To hedge the government ruse that there was no missile strike, agent Kallstrom [FBI agent James Kallstrom was the chief investigator in the explosion of Flight 800] also attempted to discredit evidence of explosive residue that was found on some of the recovered wreckage.
 
The explanation given by Agent Kallstrom for the presence of this residue was that the aircraft had recently been used as the location for testing an explosives sniffing dog.  The official narrative then became that a careless dog trainer failed to clean up the explosive residue he used for testing.
 
That scenario simply didn’t comport to the facts.
 
At the time the dog was being put through its paces, the doomed aircraft was on the ramp in St Louis ready to depart for Hawaii. The dog trainer, Herman Burnett – who was also a policeman – was in another 747 at the same airport. Officer Burnett needed an empty wide body airplane for the test. When he filled out the proper forms, he did not record the tail (identification) number. There was no need to. He only needed a wide body aircraft that was empty. He did record the time he entered the aircraft for the test and the time he departed.  Protocol dictated that he and the dog would be alone on the aircraft.
 
TWA’s protocols require its cockpit crew to be on board the airplane ninety minutes prior to departure. During this period no non-crew people not directly connected with the flight are permitted. The tail number of this departing flight is a matter of record. It was the flight that eventually became TWA Flight 800.
 
Officer Burnett’s training session began slightly before 11:45am and, according to TWA’s regulations there couldn’t have been a crew on board, but the flight that became TWA 800 departed St. Louis at 12:25pm which would have meant that its crew must have boarded around 11am.
 
So that leaves an irreconcilable conflict, Burnett could not have been alone on the aircraft in question because its crew would have already been running through its pre-flight preparations.
 
The only explanation that would make sense is that the crew and Burnett would have had to been blind…
 
We submit that would have been unlikely.
 
Pursuing the technical aspects of the explosion, officer Burnett stated that a number of the explosive residues found in the wreckage by the FBI were not the chemicals he used during his test.
 
In response to Agent Kallstrom's obviously bogus charge of carelessness, the libeled dog trainer brought suit against the investigators.
 
A third insurmountable difficulty arose when ground radar readings accessed by the film's producers indicated that at the time of the explosion, fragments originating from the doomed aircraft suddenly appear on ATC radar at a velocity of four times the speed of sound.
 
This speed could not have resulted from the relatively slow pressure rise of an air-jet fuel vapor ignition in the center fuel tank.
 
 [note: the speed of pressure wave propagation in military type explosives far exceeds anything which an air/fuel combustion could have produced; the signatures do not match. Thus the velocity observed could only have been  produced by an ordnance detonation]
 
Why then was the missile not visible on  radar prior to detonation? The missile body would have presented a thin circular cross section which is virtually a stealth shape, while the jagged fragments after the blast would have shown a prominent radar return.
 
One telling piece of information provided by the documentary was the attempt by interviewing
FBI agents to intimidate two eyewitnesses. In one case when a witness told his story – which tended to support the missile theory – he was told by the agent interviewing him that he had not seen what he reported and that he better not repeat it outside of the room they were in. In the second case a woman who spoke with an accent and told the FBI a story with similar implications, was asked by an FBI agent whether she was an American citizen. She said she was not but was in the process of applying for citizenship. She indicated she was then told that persisting with her story might interfere with a grant of citizenship.
 
Many eyewitnesses, at their own expense, travelled to Washington, D. C. at the same time that the FBI/NTSB final report was presented to the public. They took out a full page ad in the Washington Times and held their own press conference. The mainstream media took very little notice especially given the seriousness of their charges.
 
The Flight 800 documentary made the point that no eyewitnesses were asked to testify publicly in the FBI/NTSB hearings despite the fact that many had appropriate technical backgrounds. Given the number of eyewitnesses available and the similarity of their observations, their total lack of representation at what was touted as the conclusive report was unprecedented.
 
A number of eyewitnesses told of being asked by the FBI to confer with psychologists whose specialty was memory recovery. Those who did so believing that the psychologists would help them recover missing details of their eyewitness accounts were shocked to discover that these “experts” wanted to convince them that their memories were false.
 
Hank Hughes - the senior investigator for the NTSB and the person in charge of the Calverton hanger - told of altered and missing evidence perpetrated by the FBI. He mentioned specifically that pieces of wreckage that had been tagged with yellow, green or red tags (their distance from the explosion determining the color assignment) had their tags changed so that they became misleading to the investigation. He told of an incident during which he observed an FBI agent hammering on a piece of wreckage to flatten it. A video camera trained on the wreckage showed an unauthorized FBI agent entering at 3:00am. An investigation that does not follow protocol for the assembling and examination of physical evidence cannot expect to be credible.
 
Mr. Hughes testified at a Senate hearing regarding these matters and other Flight 800 related concerns. [source, Testimony of Henry F. Hughes, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Committee on the Judiiciary, May 10, 1999]
 
The documentary steered clear of dealing with the reason for the cover-up which, led by the FBI, which was put in place shortly after the crash. Fair enough. So, it is fair to ask qui bono?  And who would have the power to direct an FBI cover-up? Only then President Bill Clinton would have the power and the motive. He was at that time in the midst of a campaign for re-election and could not afford to be charged by his opponent with failing to thwart a terrorist attack. Had a missile brought down TWA Flight 800, challenger Senator Bob Dole would have had a powerful weapon. And what if the blame shifted to Boeing Aircraft who build the 747? They would not enjoy the opprobrium but being dependent on government contracts would have  gone silent given the nature of the affair.
 
Would President Clinton and his co President, Hilary, have stooped to rewriting an important part of American history?
 
Given their record it’s safe to say it would not have been stooping. It would have been right on their level…perhaps it would have even been reaching up.
 
With the presentation of this scientifically oriented documentary supplemented by  credentialed investigators who were on site, the American public may have another chance to discover the truth. The American public owes Dr. Tom Stalcup and Christina Borjesson a debt of gratitude.
 
Additional web-based resources:
 
Testimony of James K. Kallstrom before the Senate Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation July 10, 1997
 
Testimony of Henry F. Hughes, Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Committee on the Judiiciary, May 10, 1999

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Barack Hussein Obama - Muslim Brotherhood Mole?

Ülrich Larsgroth, special to PipeLineNews.org

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.

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Boko Haram Muslim Terror Group Warns U.S.

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...
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Unlike the brain surgeons which inhabit the WH, there is no ambiguity in the mind of Shekau. He knows that Boko Haram is a Muslim guerilla army which will impose the Shari’a on Nigerian no matter how many senseless killings it takes. As is the case generally with the Shekau personality type, an element of sadism is usually lurking not far below the surface.

"…Our strength and firepower has surpassed that of Nigeria. Nigeria is no longer a big deal as far as we are concerned. We can now comfortably confront the United States of America. Let the world know that we have been enjoined by Allah to kill the unbelievers just like how we were enjoined to slaughter rams during Eidel Kabir. And we shall continue to kill those who strive to stand against the will of Allah by opposing Sharia…"

Mr. O, it seems pretty clear to us what ideology is driving this slaughter – these aren’t people who are going postal, suddenly grabbing a battle rifle and firing at will - perhaps you might want to attend the next national security briefing instead of shooting hoops or whatever it is that occupies you while you are supposed to be on the job.

For interested readers please avail yourselves of these additional resources:

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The “Moribund” Al-Qaeda Runs Obama Out of the Middle East
 

By WILLIAM MAYER

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.
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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.

This is not a diminution of Binny’s considerable and evil skill [which might as well have been the work of Iblis or Shaytan, the former being the Muslim equivalent of the Judeo-Christian Devil, the latter an extraordinarily evil spirit [jinn], but not the Head Demon himself] in getting the jihad ball rolling, but since the organization is constructed in a manner similar to that of the mafia, no one is truly irreplaceable. For example, if Scarface gets nabbed by the Feds, then Greasy Mike the Butcher is raring to take over. Additionally al-Qaeda had so quickly inspired or helped organize similar indigenous jihadist groups whose leadership quickly jumped at the opportunity to run their own version of the local McDonald’s of Islamic terrorism, that the parent organization quickly became somewhat redundant.

The doctrine of global jihad - the genuine enemy - has been heavily influenced by the writing of early Muslim Brotherhood theoretician, Seyyed Qutb and the Indo-Pakistani writer Abul A'la Maududi [Mawdudi], who proclaimed Islam to be a revolutionary ideology – which it most assuredly is. Maududi also saw an affinity between Marxism and his brand of fundamentalist Islam. It should go without saying that in the Sunni world, the Wahhabist “puritanical” [in the literal sense of reverting to traditional practices] influence is undeniably present. Wahhabism is no stranger to violent jihad.

Upon the announcement of bin-Laden's death, Team Obama wasted little time in trumpeting the blare of faux victory to anyone who would listen. He deliberately set about creating the impression that upon the king-pin’s demise, eternal peace in the ME was assured; our troops could come home and everyone would live happily ever after, albeit on the federal dole.

So eager was Obama to foster the image of the tough as nails, heroic wartime leader who finally – after 8 years of “failure” by GW Bush – succeeded in killing the jihadist major domo – that he threw WH resources behind the effort to assist in the production of a Hollywood movie recounting his bravery…and…well…that of the people who actually made it happen.

In providing this unprecedented level of assistance to the production of “Zero Dark Thirty,” there’s no doubt that U.S. intelligence means and methods were compromised.

This particular CIC didn’t care then and doesn’t give a rat’s ass now.
"According to the records, the Obama administration granted Boal and Bigelow unusual access to agency information in preparation for their film, which was reportedly scheduled for an October, 2012 release, just before the presidential election," the site wrote, noting that "Zero Dark Thirty" will now premiere in December, after the election." [source, Brent Lang, Documents Reveal Pentagon, CIA Help With Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty', CNN]
But facts are stubborn things and in retrospect, the killing of Binny had no lasting negative net effect either on al-Qaeda or its now legion of localized franchises.

However…the imagery of Osama bin-Laden, AK in hand cut down by infidel bullets, made him a martyr, quite useful as a recruitment tool – “come brothers, pick up your weapons as together we avenge the death of the great warrior leader Osama, Alahu Akhbar!” [Note: the truth is rather prosaic, Bindle dude was already probably dying in a pool of blood on the floor, wounded in the head by the onrushing operators who then capped him with an HK battle rifle].

But the ball was already in play. Obama had been conducting foreign and military policy for years as if his Romper Room representation pf the threat was real.

As a result the ME has been thrown into pandemonium.

Iraq has been abandoned, absent a status or force agreement which might have prevented it from turning into a jihadist outpost or becoming an unrecognizable client state of Shia Iran. The negotiations which were to lead to an agreement whereby a certain level of U.S. force would remain behind to give the Iraqi’s a chance of preserving their still maturing, non-secular form of semi-self government, were completely blown by Team O which in the final analysis really didn’t care about one way or another, besides staying inside this volatile pressure cooker might have boxed Barry into a corner and force him to kill some bad guys. None of that for this administration, potentially way too messy from a PR angle.

The friendly though autocratic Egyptian government of Hosni Mubarak was toppled by the hand of Obama, who worked, not so far behind the scenes through his puppet ambassador Anne W. Patterson, to bring the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood to power in the form of Mohamed Morsi, who now resides behind bars, where he should have been years ago when Mubarak was administering industrial strength whoop-ass to MB types.

On the heels of the Iraq fiasco, soon the United States will also turn tail in Afghanistan, throwing the Afghan people upon the tender mercies of the Taliban, with whom this administration has been negotiating. Never mind the American and allied battle casualties, upwards of 1,700 American soldiers KIA. The sacrifice of these young men has been poorly repaid by an ungrateful WH solely  to promote the political career of a craven Chief Executive.

All state actors understand the message implicit in selling out the Afghanis; “the assurances and promises of the Americans aren’t worth spit, if that. Our former allies have already internalized that warning.

Our enemies are sustained by such treachery.

With the departure of a large and battle hardened armed force from the region, the possibility of quickly having the ability to re-project power back into those theaters becomes problematic. Complicating matters greatly, our allies no longer trust us, or at least will never ever trust Team O again.

Certainly we have immensely powerful carrier battle groups in the area, but ground pounders and trigger pullers are what counts…and everyone knows it…Fallujah was cleared inch by bloody inch by the best fighting men in the world, not dots on a situation room map projection.

Just over the last two or three weeks we have been witness to a bizarre spectacle, with 19 U.S. Embassies quickly being shuttered and diplomatic staffers hustled out of country.

It did not look like an orderly draw-down it looked just like what it was, a rout.

Then miraculously, the sun shined and everything now was just fine as it was breathlessly announced that 18 of the 19 embassies would be re-opened.

Yes, add magician to Obama’s long list of imagined talents.

In Real-Ville [thank you Rush] we go from a warning deemed severe enough to cripple our diplomatic missions to the most troubled areas of the world and in the time it takes for John Kerry to snap this spider-like fingers the “all clear” signal was given. One has to wonder if poor Johnny was even in the loop on this caper.

The “mortal threat” dematerialized more quickly than it appeared

Shades of Monty Python..."she a witch, burn her..."uhhh...why, what has she done?" Stepping forward some lout suggests, "well she turned me into a newt!" "A newt you say? you look fine to me." Says the accuser, "well...it got better..."

Yes American foreign policy is now routinely conducted as if it were a sketch in some slap-stick grand comedy.
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For the record, we never bought this supposed terrorist threat, it always failed the smell test. Like many others, even those in the drone media, we had great doubt as to the veracity of the main allegation, that “heavy Internet chatter” was a precursor to some grand and deadly escapade. That this B grade spy novel plot was also completely self-serving was the kicker as far as we were concerned. These folks couldn’t handle another Benghazi disaster, besides they had already offed their sacrificial lamb, Ambassador Chris Stevens].

Nearly everything concerning the circumstances under which the U.S. national security types proffered that they had become aware of the “threat,” screams “false flag.” Imagine a conference call taking place between senior al-Qaeda leaders during which they openly are overheard planning the next series of deadly attacks.

No one familiar with the capabilities of U.S. signal intelligence would ever believe that such matters would be discussed in what is now assumed to be a public forum wide open to snooping using our sophisticated techniques.
That’s just, crazy talk.

Taking action based upon this curious information, the president morphed into Obama the human yo-yo, bobbing, spinning, advancing and retreating, dancing like a marionette to al-Qaeda’s mournful tune.

Calamitous, not to mention embarrassing and demeaning to the office of President of the United States and Commander in Chief.

Let’s recap a bit:

At the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack al-Qaeda was a relatively small group of mostly foreign [Sunni] fighters located in Afghanistan, operating under the approval and protection of the Taliban. As a mujahideen irregular army it assisted in defeating the supposedly invincible Soviet Army…thanks largely to the assistance of GHW Bush and his nasty Stinger SAM missiles.

However the group under bin-Laden’s leadership had grander plans which quickly became clear.

Now, twelve years later, after Team O officially croaked Binny in his PJs,  al-Qaeda has metastasized into a much larger and more dangerous adversary which it doesn’t control, though technologies and methods are often intermingled.

A listing of these franchises would include, Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Al-Qaeda in Syria, Al-Qaeda in Libya, Al-Qaeda in Uzbekistan, Al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula…and on and on.

In 2001 Al-Qaeda had no Internet presence, it couldn’t recruit, indoctrinate and train would be jihadists online…today however it’s delivering sophisticated terrorist extension courses coordinated through a decentralized network
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Let’s narrow the focus a bit and look at the increased level of threat presented by just a single player, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula which has developed a cadre of new leaders and explosive experts, mostly out of Yemen. A bright 36 year old, Nasir al-Wuhayshi now leads AQAP. He understands the need [strategic and tactical] to delegate important roles to specialists and has wisely it seems hired Ibrahim al-Asiri as his chief bomb architect. Al-Asiri has demonstrated a high degree of innovation in devising new explosive devices and substances He is believed to be the master mind behind the liquid explosive which fortunately failed to detonate when used in the Christmas Day “underwear bomber” plot.

He is also thought to be a zealous proponent pushing the concept called Franken-bombing, in which the explosive device or substance is hidden or even surgically implanted in the bomber’s body. Al-Asiri is apparently also working on explosive materials which are undetectable using current screening technology.

Not only does al-Wuhayshi front AQAP, he is believed to rank very high in AQ Central, perhaps third in command behind  Ayman al-Zawahiri. [AQAP information sourced from, Michael Higgins,  How a 36-year-old built al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula into a feared terrorist group in just a few short years, National Post]

All of the al-Qaeda franchisees are striving to make their organizations ever more deadly, hence al-Qaeda is far stronger today than it was on 9/11.

Mr. Obama and his surrounding yes men are leading the United States down a rabbit hole. The president’s genuine lack of knowledge regarding these matters, his bumbling, indecisiveness and inability to conduct real military [as opposed to the PR friendly drone attacks] operations against al-Qaeda targets invites further attacks.

Obama and his national security leadership almost shouts to the world that America is weak, disorganized and lacking in resolve. The enemy finds this reassuring and above all, provocative.

As we have unfortunately seen, it acts accordingly.

Further resources::
1. “How a 36-year-old built al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula into a feared terrorist group in just a few short years”
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/09/how-a-36-year-old-managed-to-build-al-qaeda-in-the-arabian-peninsula-into-a-feared-terrorist-group/

2. “Al Qaeda may have new 'ingenious' liquid explosive”
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/al_qaeda_may_have_new_ingenious_liquid_explosive.html 

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Mujaheed Coward Hasan Understands This War - Our CIC Is Clueless


[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.]

August 7, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org - We couldn’t help but notice two coincident but unrelated news items yesterday.

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.

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?

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Feature: Welcome to Shari’a

 

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.

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