Thursday, November 14, 2013

Netanyahu’s Warning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned repeatedly how a bad deal with Iran over its nuclear program can have catastrophic consequences for international peace and security. Unless and until Iran is verifiably stripped entirely of its nuclear enrichment capabilities, he believes, the sanctions in place must continue in full force. Prime Minister Netanyahu understands the peril in allowing Iran to get a nuclear weapon. Weakness will only abet the crocodile’s appetite. "I would go so far as to say that a bad deal could lead to the second, undesired option," Netanyahu said this week. He was evidently alluding to the military option that may be the only means left to stop Iran in time if bad diplomacy leaves Iran a clear path to achieving its nuclear arms objective. [more...]

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

11-13-13 National Security Updates

Rouhani's Deceptive Negotiations: We've Seen This Play's Rehearsal

By striking a nuclear deal with the U.S., the Iran's so-called "moderate" President Rouhani is hoping to take one step back so he can take two steps forward. When he was the nuclear negotiator, he bragged about how he skillfully and deceptively manipulated the West so the program could advance. We've already seen the rehearsal for this play. [more...]

Islamist Super-Bloc Begins Forming in the Middle East

A monumental strategic shift is taking place in the Middle East as an Islamist super-bloc is forming. Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood are making up with Iran and Hezbollah. Egypt and the Gulf states are forming their own alliance. The U.S. outreach to Iran and the Brotherhood has left it missing from the equation. [more...]

Egyptian Paper Names 30 Brotherhood Operatives in U.S.

One of Egypt’s most widely-read newspapers El-Watan has published a list of 30 alleged Muslim Brotherhood fronts and operatives in the U.S. that were tasked with winning public support for the Islamist group. Citing unnamed "informed sources," journalist Ahmed al-Tahiri says the Muslim Brotherhood has a “lobby inside America.” Raymond Ibrahim translated the article verbatim. It opens by describing the goal of the political influence operation: [more...]

Federal Agency Funds Student Outreach by Brotherhood Entity

The National Endowment for the Humanities says it "strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities." Apparently, the federal agency believes that funding student outreach by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, fits this description. On October 24, IIIT held an outreach event at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA with the school's Muslim Students Association, another group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood. [more...]

Friday, November 1, 2013

Israel and the UN Human Rights Council Circus

Israel decided to end its year and a half boycott of the three-ring circus known as the United Nations Human Rights Council. Responding to significant diplomatic pressure from the United States and Germany, Israel sent representatives to a Council session on October 29th to participate in a review of Israel's human rights record. The review was conducted in accordance with a process known as the Universal Periodic Review, in which each of the 193 member states of the United Nations has its human rights record assessed by the Council approximately every four years. Israel submitted a detailed 78-page report as part of this process, describing specific actions Israel has taken to fulfill its human rights obligations and responding to a number of recommendations by other member states. [more...]

Senior Homeland Security Advisor: America is an "Islamic Country"

A senior advisor to the Department of Homeland Security, Mohamed Elibiary, says that America is "an Islamic country" and continues to argue that the Muslim Brotherhood is comparable to Christian evangelicals.  Elibiary is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and was promoted in September. He also served on the Department of Homeland Security's Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee.  He is also a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for Senator John McCain in 2008. On October 31, Elibiary tweeted that he believes the U.S. “is an Islamic country." [Go here to see the screen shot...]