Thursday, June 27, 2013

Smoking Gun: The IRS's Abuse of Obama's Pro-Israel Enemies

Barack Obama's IRS is targeting certain Jewish advocacy groups which disagree with Obama's anti-Israel positions on the so-called "disputed territories." In a document entitled "Be On the Lookout" (BOLO), which the IRS disclosed publicly on June 24th, the tax enforcement agency instructed its agents reviewing applications for tax-exempt status to be on the lookout for applications from organizations that "deal with disputed territories in the Middle East" and "may be inflammatory."

A pattern has emerged with respect to the IRS's special focus on groups that were outspoken in opposing President Obama's demands that Israel freeze its construction of settlements over the pre-June 1967 boundary line between Israel and the West Bank and West and East Jerusalem, known as the "Green Line." [more...]

Thursday, June 20, 2013

6-20-13 National Security Updates

U.S. Aid to Syrian Rebels: Last Chance or Too Late?

After a White House announcement that it will provide military help to the Syrian rebels, the CIA will soon be delivering small arms to the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syria Army (FSA) through Turkey and Jordan. The FSA is the only one of the 12 rebel groups that is not Islamist (excluding one group that is an offshoot of a Kurdish terrorist group). [more...]

NSA: What the Explosive Headlines Aren't Telling You

Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor that leaked classified information and fled to Hong Kong, is being treated like he’s a hero by a bipartisan paranoia club, from Michael Moore to Glenn Beck. He is no hero. He is a criminal who has misled millions of Americans into believing their country is a police state for having legitimate intelligence-gathering programs. [more...]

What Do the Iranian People Really Think of Sharia?

A new Pew poll shows that only 15% of Iranians oppose implementing Sharia, but don’t jump to the conclusion that this means most of the population is necessarily Islamist. The poll has conflicting results. At least 60% favor separation of mosque and state, with 30% favoring little or no political influence for clerics. It is also questionable how many Iranians would freely express themselves to a foreign pollster. [more...]

Europe, Arabs Disapprove of Iran More Than Americans

The Iranian regime always makes the charge that the U.S. is leading an anti-Islamic Crusade against it on behalf of an evil Zionist lobby. A new poll, however, shows that the American people’s disapproval of Iran is equal to that of the Turkish people. In addition, the people of two Arab countries as well as those of Canada, Japan, Brazil and most of Europe disapprove of Iran more than Americans do! [more...]

CAIR Cries Foul Play in FBI Shooting of Tsarnaev Cohort

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, is suggesting that the FBI murdered Ibragim Todashev, an associate of the Boston bombers that attacked an FBI agent. Todashev and the Boston bombers are believed to have killed three people on September 11, 2011. [more...]

A Radical Imam's Infiltration of Philadelphia

Radical Imam Siraj Wahhaj isn't who comes to mind when you think of interfaith partnerships, but two of his associates have served at the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia. The two are colleagues of Wahhaj and they lead their own Islamist groups, one of which even used to go by the name of International Muslim Brotherhood. [more...]

The Media Makeover of Iran's New President

The media and Western analysts are ecstatic at the surprise victory of Hassan Rouhani, a relatively moderate cleric, in Iran’s presidential election. They forget that Rouhani is merely the face and voice of the regime. Supreme Leader Ali Hosseini Khamenei and his inner circle are the brain, heart and muscles.  This makeover is a form of taqiyya, the Islamic doctrine of deception. [more...]

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Obama Takes the 'Moderate' Iranian President's Bait?

The Obama administration is using the election of Iran’s new president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, as an excuse to consider resuming negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. Iran is cleverly running the clock, using the election of the moderate-appearing Rouhani as bait to lure the Obama administration and its European allies into another round of useless talks while Iran forges ahead to develop a nuclear arms arsenal.

Rouhani, a cleric, had served as the Supreme National Security Council chairman under Presidents Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1989-1997) and Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005), and was Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator from 2003 to 2005.  He is perceived as a "moderate" compared with the other candidates who ran for president against him. However, everything is relative. Hundreds of reformist and pragmatic candidates, and all women, were barred from running. Rouhani was the last so-called "reform" candidate standing. [more...]

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mideast Red Star Rising

According to reports, last weekend’s California summit between President Obama and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jinping, focused on subjects such as North Korea, cyber security and areas of potential cooperation between the two world powers. President Obama said that "we're more likely to achieve our objectives of prosperity and security of our people if we are working together cooperatively, rather than engaged in conflict." However, as President Obama tries to pivot away from his disastrous Middle East-North African policies to focus more on Asia, and China in particular, he finds himself faced with China’s increasing presence in the chaotic region he is leaving behind. Conflicts developing between China and the United States over Middle East interests on diplomatic, economic and even military levels are inevitable, made more imminent by Obama's reckless policies and shift in priorities. [more...]

Monday, June 10, 2013

6-10-13 National Security Updates

Gov. Christie Appoints Islamist -Friendly AG to Be New Senator

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a likely Republican presidential candidate, has appointed Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to the Senate following the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg. Chiesa, who will serve until a new candidate is elected, has led the Christie Administration’s outreach to Islamist radicals. [more...]

Obama Official to Share Stage with Three Islamists

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, has announced that the U.S. Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Rashad Hussain, will be speaking at its banquet in Dallas on June 15. Hussain will share the stage with at least three Islamists with a record of incendiary rhetoric. [more...]

Egypt: Majority Supports Morsi and His Islamist Agenda

A new Pew poll indicates that the protests in Egypt against the country’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government -- specifically against President Morsi -- may have given an exaggerated picture of the opposition’s strength. [more...]

Turkey Erupting 'Like a Volcano'

I’ve referred to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan as the “king of the Islamists” because of his ability to swoon the West, make Israel bend and maintain popularity while implementing Sharia using the doctrine of “gradualism.” He now faces his biggest internal challenge as protests against him enter their fifth day in what one expert compares to the “eruption of a volcano.” [more...]

Local Residents Challenge U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Mosques

Local residents are challenging proposals to expand Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosques in Oklahoma and Alabama. The mosques’ land is owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT) which was identified as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity by the federal government and the Brotherhood’s own documents. [more...]

10 of 12 Rebel Groups in Syria Are Islamist

The Economist has published an informative chart about the different Syrian rebel groups and the results aren't encouraging: Ten out of twelve groups are Islamist, though there is some overlapping in leadership. One of the non-Islamist groups is an offshoot of a Kurdish terrorist group, leaving only one potentially Western-friendly rebel force. [more...]

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Susan Rice's Prize for Lies

President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in shambles all over the world. On his watch, the Middle East is crumbling into sectarian violence, not only in Syria but in Iraq where Obama has squandered the victory over Islamists achieved during George W. Bush's administration. The Muslim Brotherhood has taken over Egypt and turned it into an autocratic Islamist state. Violent Islamic jihad has spread way beyond Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Middle East and Africa. Iran is closing in rapidly on achieving a nuclear arms capability, while its ally North Korea is moving ahead with its nuclear program and advanced missile systems capable of delivering nuclear payloads to attack our allies and the United States itself. China is pressuring Japan and other neighboring countries in a strong hegemonic move to expand its sphere of influence, while Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is working to recreate the vestiges of the old Russian empire.

Yet, in the midst of this morass, to whom does President Obama turn to succeed Tom Donilon as his chief adviser on national security? To Susan Rice, the same woman who agreed to front and blatantly lie for him and Hillary Clinton on national television last fall, delivering the Obama administration's false narrative about the causes of the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead. [more...]