INTEL REPORT: Interview with an ISIS leader, Libya and Turkey with Analysis

ISIS LEADER INTERVIEW

The sin’at al-mawt (industry of death) program carried on the Saudi-owned, Dubai-based al-arabiyya TV on 28 June featured an interview with a top-ranked ISIS individual.  His name is El-yass Aaden, and his movement name was abu ‘Ubaydah at-Turki, indicating he was from Turkey.  Though Turkish, he spoke decent Arabic.  He was described as being in his late 20’s and one of the “prominent” leaders of ISIS.

He claimed to have studied religious law in Cairo, Egypt (likely done at al-Azhar), and then completed his education in Istanbul.  Even though Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, had a PhD in Islamic jurisprudence, Abu ‘Ubaydah’s knowledge of scripture (and his probably having studied at al-Azhar) earned him the honorary title within ISIS as ameer shar’i w-mufti al-tanzheem (Prince of Shari’a law and expositor of scripture and declarer of fatwas for the ISIS organization).

He also claimed to be a member of the very tight inner circle for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Abu Muhammad al-‘Adnani.  He said he first joined the an-Nusra front (al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise), then moved over to ISIS because he found it to be closer to the truth (i.e. the “real” Islam as preached and lived by Muhammad).

He then became the primary intermediary between ISIS and Turkey.  In this capacity he claims to have recruited over 2,000 Turks to come and join ISIS.

He went on to say that there was no democracy in ISIS.  No political opposition.  Baghdadi and his inner circle decided everything.

When his interviewer asked him about the role of ISIS in the explosions (terrorist acts) at Sirouj and Ankara (in Turkey), he said that Sirouj was done without al-Baghdadi’s knowledge and approval, and it was done in coordination with Turkish Intelligence (MIT), and Turkish citizens from the Turkish army.  Sirouj (operation) was against the Kurds, he said.  As for Ankara, the operation in Ankara was done by the orders of Baghdadi, but also with the coordination of Turkey’s MIT, and it was directed against the Leftists.

(Note:  This comports with previous reporting that the ISIS “terrorist” attacks in Turkey were done against Kurds and other Erdogan opponents, and with the coordination of Turkish Intelligence, the purpose being to provide Erdogan with a pretext for entering the Syrian war, using the war against ISIS as cover for his campaign to exterminate Kurds, Christians, and Yazidis in proximity to Turkey’s borders.  The fake “ISIS” attacks inside Turkey itself also allowed Erdogan to punish political opponents.  Kill two birds with one stone.)

When the interviewer asked him why they killed the journalist James Foley, he replied that “Foley was a Jew.  All Jews and Christians are kufaar (unbelievers), and should be killed.”  (Note:  A U.S. diplomat name Larry Foley was assassinated in Jordan by the ISIS precursor, Abu Mus’ab az-Zarqawi’s group which was being hosted and sponsored by Saddam Hussein at the time.)

Abu ‘Ubaida said that the West had no argument with ISIS at first (note:  other reporting has indicated that the Obama administration considered ISIS to be an “asset”), and only turned against ISIS when ISIS began seizing OIL wells and selling it on the Black Market.  He said that Turkey bought their OIL, and then would turn around and sell it for twice what they paid for it.  (Note:  This confirms what had also been reported on previously).  But he also added that the Assad Syrian regime also bought OIL from ISIS when they needed it.

He claimed that Turkey formed the so-called “Free Syrian Army” for the purpose of buying weapons to turn around and sell them to ISIS, and for smuggling antiquities out of Iraq and Syria for sale on the Black Market.  He said there was no border between Turkey and ISIS, and that the Turks facilitated to flow of ISIS recruits into Syria.

LIBYA

As reported by al-arabiyya TV on 28 June, General al-Mismari, the spokeman for Gen. Haftar’s Libyan army besieging Libya’s capital Tripoli, while reiterating his claim that Turkey and Qatar are both intervening directly in Libya’s civil way, added that the Turkish navy is playing a more active role by operating drones that are attacking the positions of the Libyan army.

Al-Mismari then went on to threaten that the Libyan army will attack any Turkish ship entering Libyan waters, or otherwise engaging in hostile actions against Libya.  He added that no ship departing from a Turkish port will be allowed to enter Libyan waters, and no airplane departing from Turkey will be allowed to enter Libyan airspace.

On 29 June the Cairo-based al-ghad TV interviewed a Libyan journalist concerning the Portuguese pilot who was shot down near the al-Hira area of western Libya, and then captured by elements of Gen. Haftar’s Libyan army.  According to the interrogation of the downed pilot, he admitted to being a Portuguese citizen, and that he was hired to take out roads and bridges.

The Libyan journalist taking to the al-ghad TV anchor said that this Portuguese guy was the 2nd foreigner flying for the Sirraaj government in Tripoli that the Haftar group has shot down and captured in the last 15 days (though he did not identify the other pilot).  The Libyan journalist then added that the Sirraaj government has been using Pakistanis, Arabs, and Europeans as mercenaries.

In another segment by al-ghad TV, the anchor interviewed a “Libyan analyst” who added that Africans are also working as mercenaries for Tripoli.  Then he noted that Turkey is hiring all these mercenaries, training them, and then infiltrating them into Libya.

30 June, Libyan analysts reporting to al-arabiyya TV have complained that an ISIS group working for the UN-recognized Sirraaj government had entered a hospital and killed Libyan soldiers.  Libyans demand an international investigation for these warcrimes.

30 June, reports have come in that Gen. Haftar’s Libyan army has captured six Turkish soldiers fighting on behalf of the Sirraaj government in Tripoli.

Erdogan has threatened to enter the Libyan war in full force if any Turkish interests in Libya are hit, and if those Turkish “citizens” are not immediately freed.

TURKEY

On 29 June, popular Egyptian Talk show host ‘Amru Adeeb, on his show al-hakaya (the story) on MBC-Egypt TV, reported on Trump’s surrender to Turkish dictator Erdogan.  After repeating for months that if Turkey goes through with their plans to purchase S-400 anti-aircraft missiles from Russia, that the U.S. would block sales of the advanced F-35 to Turkey, Trump has done a 180.

The excuse Trump used, was that Obama did not treat Erdogan right!  Talk show host Adeeb repeated that with great sarcasm, and rightfully so.

During the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, after first snubbing Erdogan for his purchasing weapons from Russia, Trump suddenly reversed and gave Erdogan the green light to purchase the anti-aircraft missiles from Russia.  Trump then followed that up by saying that he would not boycott Turkey over its purchase of the Russian missiles.  We have to assume that this means that Trump wants to go ahead and sell F-35s to Turkey.

ANALYSIS:

So, what does all of this mean?  First, it means that Trump will not let anything stand in the way of his being able to sell F-35s to the planet’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism.  Not even his own word of honor.  Not even world peace.

Does anyone seriously believe that Erdogan, and/or whom ever follows him as Sultan of the new Ottoman Caliphate, will not use those super jets to exterminate even more Kurds, Christians, Yazidis, Jews, Assyrians, Greeks, and Armenians?

As someone who voted for Trump, and will have to do so again because all the Democrats are even worse, it made me sick in my stomach to watch Trump surrender wimpily to the bully and Hitler wanna be Erdogan.  Trump, channeling his best Neville Chamberlain.

But this is of a piece with regards to Trump’s Middle East policies.  While he has been correct on most of his foreign policy and domestic issues, he has shown nothing but abject blindness when it comes to Turkey.

First, he asked Erdogan to move into northern Syria so that he (Trump) could withdraw American forces.  This gave Erdogan the green light to exterminate Kurds, Christians, and Yazidis who stood in his way as he added Syrian territory to his imaginary Ottoman empire.

Then Trump looked the other way as Turkey begins drilling for oil and gas in Cypriot waters, and even sends warships into the same waters.  This was followed by the U.S. ambassador to Greece dropping hints that the U.S. will favor a solution (to the Aegean Sea issues) that will give Turkey the right to drill in Cypriot (and by extension, Greek) waters–while Erdogan issues threats about taking what ever Greek territories he wants.

And, now he gets F-35s?  This would be like Great Britain selling Hitler spitfire aircraft on the eve of WWII.

Everyone who has read this news summary up to this point, as well as the previous reports on this site about Turkey’s behavior, Turkey’s support for ISIS, Turkeys’ behavior in Syria, Iraq, Greek and Cypriot waters and airspace, and in Libya, and other places, should be horrified by Trump’s continual bowing and scraping to this fascist, racist, terror state.

Washington likely believes that by coddling this eschatological, terrorist state and looking the other way when they annex other countries’ territories, and exterminate minorities they don’t like  . . . that they will willingly come back into the NATO fold at some point and behave themselves.  Sadly, the reality is the exact opposite.  Every act of aggression Turkey gets away with, every act of genocide that it gets away with, only encourages it to be even more aggressive, more supporting of terrorist groups like ISIS, and more genocidal against non-Muslims, non-observant Muslims, and other minorities it doesn’t like for racial reasons.

I don’t expect Trump to be an expert on the Middle East, Turkish history, and master all of the other issues that a president must handle, but most Americans do expect their presidents to surround themselves with people who are experts in these fields.  I fear that Trump has been getting very bad advice on Turkey, and I would look to the NSC, and possibly the head honchos at the CIA, as the primary sources of this bad advice.

This is just one more reason why America is in bad need of a comprehensive intelligence reform.

REVIEW: The movie ‘ANNA’ shows the true Evil of the Communist Empire

While watching the EuropaCorp/Summit Entertainment film “ANNA” I was reminded of the March 8, 1983 speech (excerpt below) that President Ronald Reagan gave to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida.

President Reagan for the very first time used phrase “evil empire” to describe Communism. He talked about clean shaven men who further the cause of Communism and warned the assembled religious leaders, and every American, that there truly is an ongoing battle between good (America and freedom) and evil (Communism and control).

The movie ANNA is a must see to understand how the Communist state controls the individual. This film depicts the true evils of Communism during the waning days of the former Soviet Union.

The main character is Anna Poliatova, played by Sasha Luss, a citizen of the Soviet Union. Anna’s life is pure misery. Her boyfriend is a thief, her apartment in Moscow is hell on earth. Anna decides to join the Russian Navy and fills out an application. She is then approached by KGB recruiter Alexander “Alex” Tchenkov, played by Luke Evans. From that point on her life goes from one of destitution and misery to one of total control by the state. She has no identity except those given to her by the KGB. She goes on to violate all of the Ten Commandments, a requirement to be a citizen of the Soviet Union and member of the KGB.

Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a low rating. I believe they did so because of the message that French screenwriter, director and producer Luc Besson is sending to the world — Communism is evil incarnate.

This movie is timely because Communism/Marxism/Socialism is on the rise in America. It is rearing its ugly head in groups like Antifa, the CPUSA, Democratic Socialists and even within the Democratic Party itself.

Throughout the film Anna only wants one thing — to be free. Free from the state. Free to live her own life. Free to become what she wants to become, not what the state dictates to her to be.

If you take away nothing else take away the idea that gaining one’s freedom is worth any cost. For Anna freedom does not come free. She pays the price but at the end prevails by turning the evil empire against itself.

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Democrats Finally Oppose Border Crossing

And so finally the Democrats are opposing the border crossing but not Mexico, instead the DMZ in North Korea!

I mentioned this way back when President Trump first met with Kim Jong Un, that North Korea has been a deep state controlled op for about six decades. What President Trump is actually doing, is freeing North Korea from the clutches of the deep state. Iran will be next and perhaps later Cuba and others as well. The world is being realigned as the un-rigging is now well underway. Seems the ruling elite and their previous puppet globalists Presidents, with their long sought after goal of a tyrannical global police state, has met it’s match; Trump and the Patriots. It’s a new day dawning!

The deep state likes to keep the world at war with the US leading the way. They work with the central banking system and the private for profit Federal Reserve (of which Trump is unofficially controlling now-wait until next year!). They fund both sides of every war taking in not only financial gains, but also control over people and regions in order to meet their goals of planetary domination. Kim Jong Un has been given the choice to remain under the control of the old guard and remain isolated from the world with its brutal dictatorship rule and its people starving to death, or to come aboard with the new guard and have a chance to restructure its country, economy and form of governing and begin over years to come, to enter the global marketplace in terms of trade and so on.

SUMMARY

Oh yeah, and the threat that the deep state used to empower North Korea in terms of nuclear threats from the “rocket man”, you know that nuclear war that Trump was going to usher in as foretold by Clinton and the fake news media back in 2016? Well this has turned out to be the complete opposite. Just as the Muller witch hunt. Well how abut them apples! Screw you, we have had enough.

Thank God and thank you President Trump. We are winning. And the de-class is barely even gotten underway. Vote Trump. Get other unregistered Republicans to do the same as though your life depended on it. Why?  Because it does.

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Dems Determined to Leave America Borderless. And hence, defenseless.

The quintessential example of “Chutzpah” is the young man who kills both of his parents and then pleads for mercy arguing that he is an orphan.

The Democrats have succeeded in providing an even more egregious example of demonstrating chutzpah by betraying their oaths of office and betraying their constituents and, indeed, all Americans.

The official report, 9/11 and  Terrorist Travel begins with the following paragraph:

It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.

The Democrats continue to refuse to provide the funding for DHS to address the border crisis that exists along the dangerous and highly porous U.S./Mexican border while complaining about the conditions in which illegal aliens, particularly alien children, are being housed in detention facilities that were never designed to handle the number of aliens currently being housed within their over-crowded confines.

On June 25, 2019 Fox News reported, “Dem-led House passes $4.5B bill to aid migrants at border, setting up showdown with GOP-led Senate.”

While the Democrats balk at the funding of a border wall that would deter the massive tsunami of unprecedented levels of illegal immigration and drug smuggling, their “leaders” are happy to spend huge sums of tax-payer provided cash on caring for illegal aliens who should not be here in the first place!

Of course I would be remiss if I fail to point out that the money for the border wall and other immigration law enforcement efforts was not provided by the Republicans when they controlled the House of Representatives, either.

Here is how that report began:

The House approved a $4.5 billion supplemental spending bill on Tuesday night to address humanitarian issues at the U.S.-Mexico border and to provide additional funding for food, water, medical services and stronger protections for unaccompanied children, among other things — setting up a showdown between the Democrat-led House and the Republican-led Senate.

The House bill, which passed 230-195, included specifics that would prevent the Trump administration from allowing any funding to go toward beefing up Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel at the border, likely to become a point of contention with Republicans.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has outrageously and disgustingly compared immigration detention facilities with “Concentration Camps.”  In one fell swoop she managed to trivialize the Holocaust, stopping just short of denying that it even happened and comparing valiant immigration law enforcement officers with the Gestapo of Third Reich notoriety.

She co-opted the expression “Never again” that is the rallying cry to make certain that a Holocaust is never again permitted to occur, and has now voted against the spending bill that would fund any ICE- related functions, calling for the total dismantling of ICE, a sentiment echoed by many of her Democrat “fellow travelers.”

That she could make such outrageous remarks difficult enough to accept, but that Pelosi and Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a Jew, have refused to call her out but actually ran to her defense is beyond any comprehension!

As an American, as a Jew and as a retired INS Agent I am triply infuriated by Ocasio-Cortez’s statements.

To provide a bit of clarity:

The Third Reich used its soldiers to round up citizens of the countries where the concentration camps existed.  They were deemed “undesirable.”  These troops would pull their victims, men, women and children out of their homes at gun point and transport them to the Nazi concentration camps that are also appropriately referred to as “Death Camps.”

The victims of the Holocaust who were held in the concentration camps were turned into slaves to build the Nazi war machine and, when through overwork and starvation became ill and unable to work, were slaughtered.

Other victims of the Holocaust were used as the subject of barbaric and horrific medical experimentation.

Many concentration camps had crematoria that operated constantly to incinerate the remains of the inmates, most often Jews.

Although the mainstream media has been quick to refer to the illegal aliens being held in immigration detention centers as “migrants” and “immigrants” and “asylum seekers,” they blithely ignore that these individuals are aliens who are illegally present in the Untied States.

Some “Migrant Workers” who toil on American farms are actually United States citizens.  The term migrant refers to workers who travel from job to job irrespective of immigration status.

Immigration detention centers exist solely to prevent illegal aliens from being able to gain access to our nation.  These aliens are held to protect national security, public safety, public health and the well being of America and Americans.

Most of the aliens who apply for asylum disappear within the interior of the United States when their applications are denied- not because the United States lacks compassion, but because their applications for asylum lack merit.

Many of these hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens are not criminals but should be thought of as economic refugees who will flood America with cheap exploitable labor, thereby displacing American and lawful immigrant workers.  Many will seek health care and various costly benefits and education for their children further burdening our public school systems that already lack the resources to provide quality education for hapless American and lawful immigration children.

Some may suffer from dangerous communicable diseases threatening public health.  And finally some may well be aliens with criminal histories and/or affiliation with violent gangs and narcotics trafficking organizations.  Finally, some may be involved with terrorism and may be “sleeper agents” seeking the opportunity to embed themselves in the United States until called upon to carry out a deadly attack or are tasked with a preparatory assignment to scope our locations, seek to recruit others or commit crimes to fund terrorism.  This is not conjecture by are issues that were raised during a series of congressional hearings conducted even before the terror attacks of 9/11.

Yet funding has never been provided to effectively enforce our nation’s immigration laws.

Having raised the nexus between failures of the immigration system and terrorism at the beginning of my commentary, it is important to note that on June 25, 2019 Fox News reported, “Sept. 11 first responders call sit-down with McConnell ‘one of the best meetings we’ve had.’”

Here is how the report ended:

The House Judiciary Committee passed a reauthorization bill for the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund on Wednesday, where it will now move to the full House and is expected to pass with bipartisan support.

Advocates have rallied to keep the bill alive until 2090, the expected lifespan of first responders who developed illnesses from inhaling toxic fumes during recovery efforts and while clearing rubble at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. following the terrorist attacks in 2001.

More than 2,000 firefighters, police officers, federal agents and other first responders have died from 9/11-related diseases and that number is expected to climb over time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s World Trade Center Health Program.

Critics have opposed making the bill open-ended, while advocates have cited the terminal illnesses that many first responders continue to face. More than 40,000 people have applied to the fund and over $5 billion in benefits have been awarded out of the $7.4 billion fund with about 21,000 claims still pending.

The slogan “Never forget” that implores and exhorts us and our leaders to make certain that America is kept safe from future terror attacks, is being completely ignored by politicians who refuse to fund meaningful immigration law enforcement.

These politicians are willfully undermining national security and public safety.

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The Humanitarian Hoax of Ballot Harvesting: Killing America With Kindness

The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Harvesting is defined as collecting or obtaining a resource for future use. We commonly equate harvesting with agricultural crops – but in the 21st century harvesting has far more to do with political crops – the resource is votes.

Ballot harvesting is like the Greek hydra – the many headed snake whose heads grew as they were cut off. So, let’s examine the heads of this ballot harvesting Democrat hydra.

Ballot harvesting is defined  as the political jargon for a practice in which organized workers or volunteers collect absentee ballots from certain voters and drop them off at a polling place or election office. WHAT?

Let’s review. In ballot harvesting someone picks up someone else’s ballots and drop them off somewhere else? Any voter who has ever voted in person knows that great care is taken to secure the confidentiality of voters and the legitimacy of their votes. Ballots are filled out in the privacy of a voting booth, placed into a secrecy envelope, and then hand delivered by the voter into a machine that automatically pulls the ballot into itself. No one besides the voter touches his ballot – the ballot chain is unbroken.

Voting is the most sacred of rights guaranteed by our Constitution and is protected at every point in the voting process. The idea that organized workers pick up ballots and drop them off at a polling place or election office is equivalent to a broken chain of evidence in a criminal jury trial. When the chain is broken the evidence is inadmissible because it may have been tampered with.

Anyone with a functioning brain cell understands that ballot harvesting is an invitation for voter fraud because the ballot chain is broken.

Ballot harvesting is the first head of the hydra, next are unclean voting rolls. Tom Fitton, executive president of Judicial Watch, has demonstrated that under Obama the voter rolls were not updated, so dead people were still on the rolls, and people who had moved away were still listed, and illegals were voting. This is the second head on the hydra of voter fraud.

In 2012, Obama’s corrupt attorney general Eric Holder actually sued Florida “to block its efforts to purge its voter rolls of dead people and non-U.S. citizens and to stop further attempts before the November 2012 presidential election.”

Tom Fitton just won a huge case in California in which Los Angeles County has sent notices to 1.5 million inactive voters. This is the first step toward removing ineligible voters from the voter rolls. Los Angeles County with over 10 million residents, had allowed more than 20% of its registered voters to remain inactive without removing them from the voter list as required by law. California had not cleaned its voter rolls in 20 years!

Purging inactive voters is critical to the integrity of elections because maintaining accurate voter registration lists insures that eligible voters cast a single ballot in their proper jurisdiction.

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) allows states to remove voters who have not voted in two consecutive federal general elections and have failed to respond to a confirmation notice from an elections office. Voters are also removed from the list who are convicted felons, have died, moved to a different jurisdiction, are mentally incompetent, or request removal themselves.

The National Voter Registration Act is often called the “motor voter” law because it provides provisions for voter registration at local Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices. That brings us to the third head on the hydra of voter fraud.

New York recently made it lawful for illegal aliens to receive drivers licenses. This makes it extremely easy to implement the next incremental step for Democrats to harvest votes – allowing illegals to legally vote. EXCUSE ME? Yes, the leftist Democrats leading the party want illegal aliens to vote – of course they do – illegals will vote for Democrats and keep them in power for the foreseeable future.

A June 19, 2019 Breitbart article explains,

“In New York, U.S. citizens only need a driver’s license to register to vote and though applicants are required to swear that they are eligible to vote, state election officials told the Post that ‘it’s basically and honor system.’”

HONOR SYSTEM? Illegals are in this country illegally! How can an honor system possibly apply?

The humanitarian hoax of ballot harvesting is an assault on the Constitution because its objective is to make citizenship irrelevant by giving ILLEGAL aliens the same rights as legal citizens. This is how it works.

Democrats wail about inhumane conditions at the southern border. They deliberately ignore the fact that illegal alien parents are responsible for putting their children at risk by attempting to ILLEGALLY enter the United States.

During the Obama years, for twenty months from January, 2009 until November, 2010, the Democrats held both houses of Congress and the presidency. For twenty months they chose to ignore the growing border crisis and its humanitarian consequences. In fact, it was Obama who put illegal alien children in cages.

Now, with an upcoming election, the Democrats find it politically expedient to weep about housing and medical care for illegals. Housing for illegals? Medical care for illegals? What about housing and medical care for legal citizens of the United States who are struggling financially? No matter – the Democrats do not care about legal citizens because their goal is harvesting ballots through illegal immigration.

Remember, harvesting is the practice of collecting or obtaining a resource for future use. Illegal aliens are a bonanza for Democrats because they are the biggest resource for future votes imaginable. Democrats do not care if the massive invasion at the border collapses the welfare system – they want to collapse the system. It is the Cloward and Piven strategy for social chaos and economic collapse that precedes socialism. Let me explain.

President Trump’s America-first presidency and economic policies have been so successful that the Democrats cannot possibly collapse the economy any other way. The mass invasion of illegals into the country serve a dual purpose – collapsing our booming economy and harvesting votes for Democrats.

In case there is anyone who actually believes that having illegal aliens overrun and collapse the U.S. economy is a good thing – let’s talk about what will happen if this invasion is not stopped.

If Democrats are not stopped, and they succeed in ballot harvesting to win the 2020 election, the invasion on our southern border will continue. The massive influx of illegal immigrants will overwhelm and necessarily collapse the social welfare system, then social chaos and riots will follow. When the country becomes ungovernable Martial law will be declared. At that point socialism will be imposed in preparation for the final objective – one world government. The leftist Democrats screaming for open borders and socialism are the useful idiots for the globalist elites who finance their political campaigns and anti-American policies.

Globalists have a singular objective – one world government ruled by themselves of course.

Before any voter is foolish enough to buy into the con of leftist Democrats promoting socialism and open borders let’s examine socialism. First, free stuff is never free. You pay with your freedom. So, let’s discuss freedom.

In socialist countries the government owns all production and is in charge of distributing whatever is produced. There is no private ownership. This means there is no middle class or upward mobility in socialism because there is no private property. The Democrat candidates hawking socialism never mention these critical details.

The humanitarian hoax of ballot harvesting is an insidious power grab by leftist Democrats intent on using illegal aliens for votes. If the leftist Democrats succeed in their power-grab and win the 2020 election, the United States of America will cease to be a free country.

Socialism is just a variation on the feudal structure of a very small ruling elite at the top of the social pyramid and a very large population of slaves at the bottom who service them. There is no middle class in feudalism – there is no freedom – there are only masters and slaves.

Be careful who you vote for in 2020. Leftism is the path to socialism, and socialism is the path to feudalism.

Choose freedom and vote for our America-first President Donald Trump. Choose freedom to protect our sovereignty and precious Constitution that guarantees our liberties – including our property rights. In a free country we belong to ourselves and are not vassals of the state.

EDITORS NOTE: This Goudsmit Pundicity column is republished with permission. All rights reserved.

Confused by All the Presidential Candidates?

Confused by all the presidential candidates? Here’s where you can find information about each candidates’ national security and foreign policy ideas:

President Donald Trump, the all-but-certain Republican nominee, has a section of his website about his administration’s national security and defense policies. It can be found here.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the current frontrunner, can obviously be judged by his time in the Obama Administration. You can read about his platform here, but there is not a section about foreign policy or national security aside from mentioning the need to “secure the border.”

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ plan for foreign policy, centered around the objective of combating the “forces of militarism” that keep the U.S. in “unending wars,” can be looked at here.

California Senator Kamala Harris’ vision is to “restore American leadership” globally and reject isolationism, while ending U.S. military involvement in the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Her foreign policy can be reviewed here.

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she has a “foreign policy for all” that can be read about here. Her anti-corruption platform also includes banning foreign governments from hiring Washington lobbyists.

She has not said whether this ban would also include foreign organizations, such as the Muslim Brotherhood. It is likely not the case, since at least 10 of the Democratic presidential candidates have lent their support to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim Brotherhood entity.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana served in the war in Afghanistan as an intelligence officer for the Navy. You can read about his security policies here. Unlike most other candidates, he specifically refers to fighting “Islamist-inspired violent extremism.”

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker offers a particularly vague national security strategy that can be read here.

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke has a foreign policy that is focused primarily on Central America, climate change and nuclear disarmament. The summary can be found here.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has a very short summary of her foreign policy vision here.

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang has a list of over 100 policy proposals, including requiring the vice president to approve any use of nuclear weapons in addition to the commander-in-chief and modernizing military spending by shifting funds to combat “loose nuclear material, cyberterrorism, misinformation and other unconventional attacks.”

Yang’s vague “Foreign Policy First Principles” can be found here.

Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney does not have a foreign policy or national security section on his campaign website. However, he does call for creating a Department of Cybersecurity and starting a national service program, with enlisting in the military as one of the options offered to the youth.

Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio who served as President Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, does not currently have a section about foreign policy or national security on his campaign website.

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan also does not have a section about foreign policy or national security on his campaign website, though he often makes a point of emphasizing those topics in interviews.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has a vague national security section here.

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who served in Iraq as part of the Hawaii Army National Guard, is the candidate who most emphasizes foreign policy and national security.

She is best known for criticizing the Obama Administration for declining to use language like “Islamist” and “jihadist.” She also makes a point of opposing both the Obama and Trump administrations by siding with Bashar Assad, the pro-Iranian dictator of Syria, and supporting Russia’s military intervention on Assad’s behalf.

Gabbard identifies the “WahhabiSalafist” ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia as the primary cause of Islamist extremism.

Her campaign says that she will end “regime change wars, an end to the new cold war and nuclear arms race.” Her website emphasizes the threat of nuclear war. You can read it here.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s campaign is almost exclusively about climate change and he, like many other candidates, will characterize it as the primary national security and foreign policy issue. His website only discusses that and immigration policy. Click here to read about his ideas.

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s campaign offers little in the way of foreign policy and national security directly but does promote several measures against foreign influence operations that could apply to Islamist governments and organizations and other adversaries.

Bennet’s political reforms include banning members of Congress and their senior staff members from ever representing foreign governments or foreign political parties. He also wants to close loopholes that enable lobbyists to work for foreign governments without registering as foreign agents. He also wants to ban social media platforms from allowing “foreign actors” to purchase political ads to influence U.S. elections. His platform is available here.

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s national security and foreign policy has three focuses: Cybersecurity, open and fair trade policy and strong alliances. His website discusses these issues here.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s campaign website is devoid of national security and foreign policy positions. It can be found here.

Spirituality author Marianne Williamson’s national security policy is to dramatically cut the military budget, increase aid for humanitarian assistance, end support for undemocratic regimes and create a Department of Peace. Her views are explained here.

California Rep. Eric Swalwell’s campaign is mostly focused on gun violence. His platform is available here.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock, who failed to qualify for the debates, emphasizes his “one big idea” of “fighting foreign money.” He wants to force political non-profits to certify that they are not using foreign funding to promote campaigns. You can read more about his proposal here.

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, who failed to qualify for the debates, is arguing that he is the national security candidate. He was in the Marines and served four tours in Iraq, where he worked on a special counterinsurgency team under the direct supervision of General Petraeus.

He summarizes his vision as, “We need to stop fighting wars without winning them and start winning wars without fighting them.” You can read more about his platform here.

Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida, failed to qualify for the debates. You can read about his foreign policy platform here.

Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel, who failed to qualify for the debates, has a campaign slogan of, “End the American Empire.” You can read about his “Foreign Policy of Peace” here.

Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak, who did not qualify for the debates, was a three-star vice admiral in the Navy. He was the highest-ranking military officer ever elected to Congress when he won and was the director of defense policy under President Clinton.

His defense and foreign policy can be read about here.

*Clarion Project does not support or oppose political candidacies on either side of the aisle. The purpose of this review is to provide a substantive breakdown of the policies promoted by the candidates.

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Facebook and YouTube still feature Videos by Leading al-Qaeda Jihadis

Google/YouTube labels Ben Shapiro and Dennis Prager “Nazis,” and buries content that portrays Islam in a negative light, even if it’s accurate, but jihad terror preaching is OK with them. Likewise Facebook, which recently agreed to turn over data on “hate speech” suspects to the French government. Since foes of jihad violence and Sharia oppression are routinely defamed as purveyors of “hate speech,” what Facebook is essentially doing by targeting such people while allowing jihadis to post freely is aiding and abetting the global jihad. If free societies and free people survive this sorry age, and an accurate history of it is written, Mark Zuckerberg will be portrayed as the enemy of freedom that he is.

Al Qaeda’s Master Terrorists Are Still on Facebook and YouTube,” by Michael Weiss and Moustafa Ayad, Daily Beast, June 27, 2019:

In 2006, Ibrahim Suleiman al-Rubaish was repatriated to Saudi Arabia from Guantanamo Bay after he’d served more than five years as an enemy combatant for training with al Qaeda, and fighting alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan against the United States. Released as part of the Obama administration’s plans to shutter the offshore prison, Rubaish was admitted to Riyadh’s rather lackluster “deradicalization” program.

Then, sometime in  2009, he escaped the program and Saudi Arabia with 11 other jihadists.  They all turned up in Yemen and Rubaish soon emerged as the mufti, or Islamic jurist, for al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) where he spent the next six years appearing in propaganda videos for the group’s media outlet Al-Malahem, as well as releasing a number of fatwas and articles for other al Qaeda outlets including the English-language Inspire magazine.

Rubaish was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2015.  But his ideas and legacy live on through his sermons and speeches, still hosted on Facebook and YouTube.

Rubaish is joined in digital preservation by other leading lights in jihadist proselytization and virtual recruitment such as Abu Mus’ab al-Suri, the strategist behind the expansion of al Qaeda into Yemen, who helped invent what’s now commonly known as the “lone-wolf” terror attack; Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of AQAP and the second-in command to Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s global head; and Anwar al-Awlaki, the main cleric for AQAP who is considered by counterterrorism experts to be, even from beyond the grave, one of the primary drivers of those lone-wolf attacks.

Taken together, Rubaish, Suri, Wuhayshi and Awlaki can still be found in 105 videos on both social media platforms, despite corporate avowals that this stuff was fast becoming a thing of the past. Yet we identified the videos through simple searches in Arabic using only the names of these prominent jihadists….

Contacted yesterday, Facebook said it was looking into the videos that we highlighted on its platform; YouTube did not respond to our queries in time for publication….

The most-watched video is his half-hour history on the invasions and subsequent injustices that the Muslim world has faced; it seems to have been recorded somewhere in Europe, as he refers to the “Christian world here in Europe.” Suri has Spanish citizenship and between 1994 and 1996 he lived in the London suburb of Neasden. Following the London bombings of 2005, he released a statement praising the selection of mass transit as a major, legitimate soft target….

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EDITORS NOTE: This Jihad Watch column is republished with permission. All rights reserved.

VIDEO: A Historic Moment — Donald J. Trump the First U.S. President to Enter North Korea

NORTH KOREA NOW published the commentary and below video:

U.S. President Donald Trump stepped briefly into North Korea, together with the country’s leader Kim Jong-un, Sunday before holding a bilateral meeting at the inter-Korean border area. Trump became the first sitting American president to have set foot in the communist nation. The two sides fought each other in the 1950-53 Korean War.

Blue Global posted the 6 minute video (below) and report:

(SEOUL, ST, 30 Jun 2019) – United States President Donald Trump crossed over the Military Demarcation Line to the North Korean side following a handshake with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un at the truce village of Panmunjom, becoming the first sitting American president to set foot in North Korea.

The short encounter took place within the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas on Sunday (June 30). Earlier, Mr Trump had toured an observation post at the DMZ overlooking North Korea, before making his way to the truce village at Panmunjom within the DMZ. Mr Trump had told reporters in Seoul, ahead of his trip to the DMZ, that he looked forward to the meeting with Mr Kim “We’ve developed a very good relationship,” Mr Trump said.

Mr Trump’s first visit to the DMZ came after a meeting and working lunch with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who accompanied him to the DMZ. Mr Moon had said earlier on Sunday that the handshake “would be a historic event in itself… not only for the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but also for a permanent peace in the region, it’ll be very meaningful”. In opening remarks to the media earlier on Sunday, Mr Trump said that Mr Kim is keen on the impromptu meeting which the US leader first raised in a Twitter message on Saturday morning. “Chairman Kim wants to do it, I’d like to do it,” he said.

The meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Kim on Sunday marked the third face-to-face meeting between the two leaders since they embarked on dialogue in June last year aimed at normalising ties and ending the North’s nuclear programme. Talks have stalled since February, when the two sides failed to narrow their differences over how to advance the denuclearisation process. Mr Moon, who has been mediating the US-North Korea talks, said Mr Trump’s Twitter invitation to Mr Kim gave hope to the world and “a flower of peace is blossoming”. However, he was careful to add that although he will accompany Mr Trump to the DMZ, the focus should be on US-North dialogue, and he wished they would make great progress.

Mr Moon said on Sunday that if Mr Kim were to “sincerely, completely” dismantle the Yongbyon nuclear facility, the international community would be able to discuss easing sanctions. “It’ll be the starting point for an irreversible denuclearisation,” said Mr Moon. The 250km-long, 4km-wide DMZ is a symbol of division after the halt of the 1950-53 Korean War, which saw the US aiding the South while China supported the North. Though heavily guarded, there is a truce village called Panmunjom on the border that allows tourist visits. It also played host to two summits between Mr Moon and Mr Kim. North Korea closed the area to tourists on Sunday, amid talk of a Trump-Kim meeting there, according to North Korean tour agency Koryo Tours.

The distance between Pyongyang and Panmunjom is 177km, and a journey by car would take about two hours. Mr Trump wanted to visit the DMZ during his previous trip to South Korea in November 2017, but the visit was cancelled due to bad weather.

Source.

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Summary of Professor Dr. Jon Matusitz’s Presentation on Islam to Winter Haven, Florida 912 Group [+Video]

Following is a Summary of Thursday Nights (06/27/19) Winter Haven 912 Guest Speaker, UCF Professor, Jon Matusitz on the subject of Islam. See first attachment for photo & contact info.

He started out by telling us that what he would be presenting is what he presents to his Communications course students in their very first class. There have been many attempts by Muslim students,supporting faculty at USF and CAIR to slander or remove Jon but he is tenured and they haven’t been able to do so (thank God). See 2nd attachment & slanderous YouTube link below.

Islam means Submission. Islam is not only a religion but also a geo-political, theocratic govt. group with a military component to help them in their goal of world conquest.

There are Six Classes in which the 1.8 Billion Muslims around the world can be placed.

  1. Jihadists – those who are actively engaged in a violent world-wide holy war against non-Muslim counties – such as Al Qaeda & its many affiliate groups, ISIS, Boko Haram, al-Nusra Front, etc. etc. CIA and other intelligence agencies estimate there are a minimum of 10 % who belong to these terrorist groups which would amount to 180 + Million violent jihadists around the world.
  2. Fundamentalists – the Imams and their Muslim followers who support the Jihadists with encouragement for Muslims to join the Jihad, become human bomb sacrifices, education/indoctrination of young to hate infidels, help finance the Jihadists, etc. Again this group is estimated to be at least 10% of Islamic population or another 180 + Million. Together these 2 violent and violence advocating and supporting groups total at least 360 M Islamists which is more than the entire population of the Us.
  3. Muslim Conservatives – these are those Muslims who are Sharia Compliant in the way they lead their lives. Therefore, they can not truthfully accept such western civilization laws as the US Constitution. In the event of an Islamic Fatwa or ruling to do so they would join the first two groups in supporting violence and/or disobeying the laws of their host non-Muslim country.
  4. Muslim Human Rights Activists – no sure of the number but these are those who believe in the Islamic Law of Sharia which means they can’t possibly accept the Constitution of the United States for example. He gave examples of how Sharia forces Muslims to live their lives only a certain way including how poorly women are treated under Sharia.
  5. Reformed Muslims – the group led by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser in the U.S. that reject Islamic interpretations that call for violence, social injustice and Politicized Islam. They reject bigotry, oppression and violence against all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Dr. Matusitz commends this relatively small movement but doesn’t believe it will have much of an impact on Islam as a whole e.g. you can’t reform Islam.
  6. Cultural Muslims – Muslims who don’t really practice their religion but are afraid of being labeled apostates or those who turn against Islam for which they can be executed. Therefore they give the pretense of being Muslims – estimated as approximately 60% of all Muslims – they are then MINOs – Muslims in Name Only

We then had an interesting Q & A session.

  1. “What were his views on how the current Pope seems to believe in interfaith cooperation and coexistence with Islam” – Jon’s answer was – as I Catholic I can state this Pope talks way to much and should stick to matters of the Catholic faith. Instead he goes outside the box because he is a socialist and gets involved in many other issues one of them being this pipe dream that Catholics and other Christians can coexist with Islam.
  2. What has been the impact of Islamic migration into Europe? He gave an example of how open the borders are in Western Europe (e.g. you can travel all the way from Sweden to Spain without a passport or being stopped). Therefore, it is very easy for Islamic terrorists to smuggle in weapons and bomb making stuff. He said that at the current negative growth rate of Europeans of 1.2 babies per child bearing women compared to 4 babies per Muslim woman living in Europe. At the rate they are going Sweden, England, France, Spain & others will all be Islamic states by 2030-40. They will have a caliphate or Islamic state formed by migration, terrorism, high birth rate, compliance with Sharia. He also mentioned the Eastern European countries like Poland & Croatia get it and are keeping them out. These countries had to live as slaves behind the oppressive Iron Curtain of Communism & they don’t want the same thing to happen again under Islam.

He also mentioned that Salafism is gaining in Europe and elsewhere. Salafism is an umbrella term for a modern phenomenon of the endeavor to live in accordance with Islam in the same way as the first three generations of Muslims. Salafist purists try to orient themselves according to Muhammad and his sayings and form a new “Golden Age” of Islam.

Above just captures key points I took notes on but I’m sure I missed some information – I know he briefly talked about Muhammad and the origins of the Quran but I didn’t take notes on exactly what he said – he did say however that the Quran mentions Jesus Christ something like 50+ times and Muhammad by name only 5 times – however, there are hundreds of sayings supposedly by Muhammad in the Hadith which came later and are used as standard procedures by Islamists. It was an excellent and very interesting presentation as always that was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience of WH 912ers.

ABOUT PROFESSOR JON MATUSITZ

Jonathan Matusitz (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006) is currently a tenured associate professor in the Nicholson School of Communication and Media. His research focuses on the role of communication in terrorism, symbolism in terrorism, the globalization of culture, and health communication. His research methodologies include qualitative interviewing, content analysis, semiotics, and theoretical analysis.

On top of having more than 140 academic publications and over 150 conference presentations, he taught at a NATO-affiliated military base in Belgium in 2010. Originally from Belgium himself, he moved to the United States in 2000.

His first book on terrorism, titled Terrorism & Communication: A Critical Introduction, was published by SAGE in 2013. His second book, Symbolism in Terrorism: Motivation, Communication, and Behavior, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2015. His latest book, Online Jihadist Magazines to Promote the Caliphate: Communicative Perspectives, was published by Peter Lang in 2019.

In 2011, Dr. Matusitz’s research was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 2014, he has collaborated with a representative of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, in India to examine suicide terrorism.

Occasionally, Dr. Matusitz is the featured speaker at law enforcement workshops and training sessions. He has delivered presentations on terrorism to agencies such as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and local sheriff’s offices.

Since his tenure at UCF, Dr. Matusitz has received multiple faculty awards. In both 2012 and 2017, he was honored with a prestigious teaching award by the College of Sciences (COS). In 2014, he received a teaching award by the Nicholson School of Communication and Media: the “Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013-2014.” And in 2015, he was the winner of the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for COS.

Jonathan Matusitz has taught the following courses at UCF: Terrorism and Communication (COM 4416), Symbolism in Terrorism (COM 6425), Communication Research Methods (COM 3311), Qualitative Research Methods (COM 6303), Intercultural Communication (COM 4461), Conflict Management (COM 4462), Group Dynamics (SPC 4426), Nonverbal Communication (SPC 4331), Organizational Communication (COM 3120), Communication and Human Relations (COM 3011), Health Communication (COM 6025), and Honors Fundamentals of Oral Communication (SPC 1600).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Terrorism and communication
  • Symbolism in terrorism
  • Globalization of culture
  • Globalization of human communication processes
  • Healthcare and technology

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Ukrainian Refugee Charged in Deaths of Marine Bikers in New Hampshire

You’ve probably seen the news.  I know you saw the news about the crash that killed seven members of a NH motorcycle club the day they were killed, but did you ever see any widespread coverage of the arrest of the driver who is charged with their deaths?

I didn’t!  But, we learned from John Binder at Breitbart that “Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old refugee from Ukraine” was charged with causing the terrible accident.

Now, we hear that ICE has placed a detainer on him.  But, it seems moot at this point.

Surely he isn’t going to be deported before he spends many years behind bars.

And, too bad they didn’t deport him before he killed these good people since he had had several previous run-ins with the law!

Here is Binder,

A Ukrainian national who came to the United States as a refugee — and who has a drunk driving conviction — has been charged with the deaths of five U.S. Marine Corps Veterans and two of their loved ones after allegedly causing a crash in Randolph, New Hampshire, last week.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, a 23-year-old refugee from Ukraine, was charged this week with seven counts of negligent homicide for allegedly killing five U.S. Marine Corps Veterans and two of their loved ones on Friday, June 21, when his trailer hitched to his pickup truck hit the motorcyclists.

The victims were riding motorcycles together as members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, a group of U.S. Marine Corps Veterans, their spouses, and loved ones.

A law enforcement official confirmed to Breitbart News that Zhukovskyy originally entered the U.S. on September 18, 2006, as a refugee from Ukraine.

Recently, his father told the Boston Herald, the Ukranian national [new American!—-ed] was able to secure a green card and adjust his refugee status in 2008 to become a permanent legal resident.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency have a detainer on Zhukovskyy requesting that he be turned over to federal immigration officials should he be released from prison at any time.

Criminal records obtained by the Boston Herald indicate that Zhukovskyy had multiple run-ins with the law dating back seven years.

More here.

Why do we need to be bringing so many Ukrainians I want to know!

I don’t know the answer, but I can tell you we are spending millions to bring thousands of Ukrainians directly from the Ukraine!

In fact, after the DR Congolese and the Burmese, Ukrainians are the third largest group of refugees entering the US during the Trump Administration.  Granted they are a mix of religions (no Muslims) and Ukraine has its problems, but why are they our problems?

Checking the data at the Refugee Processing Center for the years, beginning with the one this alleged murderer entered our country as a child (2006), we have admitted 21,071 ‘refugees’ from the Ukraine.

A couple thousand came when the Zhukovskyy family arrived in Massachusetts, then the numbers tailed off for a few years, but since Trump came into office the numbers are climbing steadily.

28% of that total of 21,071 (since FY06) have come during the Trump Administration.

In just the last nine months we admitted a little over 2,600 with 2,097 processed directly in from the Ukraine.

legitimate refugee is one who has left the country of his or her persecution and fears being returned to it.

It is an uncommon practice for someone to be living where they are supposedly persecuted and then directly being declared a refugee and admitted to the US (they probably even have homes and businesses to sell!).

The number one ‘welcoming’ state for Ukrainians is Washington.  Massachusetts is number seven.

If Trump is reelected, I want to see the whole Refugee Admissions Program scrapped! Only a handful of the most dire cases should ever be admitted and I can tell you these Ukrainians aren’t it!

Unfortunately, Trump left the nine federal refugee contractors in place and recently they began their annual agitation for the number they want to see admitted to the country next year — that number is 75,000 for FY2020 which begins on October 1 of this year.

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EDITORS NOTE: This Frauds, Crooks and Criminals column is republished with permission. All rights reserved.

The Hydra of Jihad

There are some good-hearted, non-Muslim tolerant people who tend to overlook all the terrible things that Islam perpetrates and point to some of its good teachings. These folks contend that the world should direct its effort not to combat Islam, but at those individuals and groups that commit heinous acts in the name of Islam.

There are others who disagree with this benign approach. This latter group sees all the so-called aberrations as inherent and part and parcel of Islam. They believe that it is Islam that actively promotes and is terribly out of sync with the best interests of the 21st century world.

They contend that Islam may have served the primitive Arab people of fourteen centuries ago. But by breaking out of its cradle and morphing into a world dominant crusade that has inflicted incalculable harm to its victims as well as those who ended up in its fold.

For now, Islam can be thought of as a stagnant body of water. Over the years, the body of water has become greatly polluted to a point that it has become a breeding medium for all kinds of death-bearing insects such as the ‘West Nile Disease’ mosquitoes.

Humanity has suffered horrific wars in the past. Yet, the present multi-form and multi-front war waged by Islamists has the potential to inflict more suffering and destruction of more lives than ever before. Ruthless Islamic forces advance rapidly in their conquests while those of freedom acquiesce and retreat. Before long, Islam is poised to achieve its Allah-mandated goal to cleanse the earth of all non-Muslims through ‘grand Jihad’ and establish the Islamic Ummah.

The counter-jihadists struggle with jihadist is like Hercules’ epic combat with the multi-headed Hydra-monster. You slay one jihadi, two more appear in no time. It makes you wonder if we are ever able to eradicate jihadists for good!

“Bin Laden is Killed,” headlines blanketed the world, a few days ago. Many rejoiced and felt justice was served while a few mourned the mass murderer’s demise. Celebration and mourning aside, the fact is that the death of one demon does not mark the end of the evil of Islamism. In the same way that it is the nature of swamps to breed mosquitoes, Islam is the incubator of jihadist mass murderers. It never ends.

Jihadists have searched the scripture and selectively choose those statements and precedents that they do use to legitimize their violent and primitive agenda. Jihadists, for instance, claim that the Quran itself urges them to make jihad, “jahedoo fee sabeil-u-llah,” (make jihad for the cause of Allah.) The word “jihad” has at least two vastly different meanings. It means exertion. It also stands for making war, and it is the latter that jihadists invoke as their mandate.

“Jihad in the path of Allah is greater than any individual or organization. It is a struggle between Truth and Falsehood, until Allah Almighty inherits the earth and those who live in it. Mullah Muhammad Omar and Sheikh Osama bin Laden—may Allah protect them from all evil—are merely two soldiers of Islam in the journey of jihad, while the struggle between Truth [Islam] and Falsehood [non-Islam] transcends time “(The Al Qaeda Reader, p.182, emphasis added).

While so-called silent Muslims generally ignore jihadists, either out of fear, lack of organization, or apathy, Islamists work around the clock and around the world to further their agenda. Hardly a week passes without a Grand Mufti or an Ayatollah who issues pronouncements in support of extremist Islam. The rank-and-file Islamist clergy, for their part, transmit these fatwas and edicts to their flock at mosques and hammer them into the minds of impressionable children in madrassahs. Through this grassroots process, Islam is recruiting greater and greater numbers of adherents. On the one hand, Islamists engage in acts of violence to disrupt the function of societies, while on the other they cleverly exploit the freedom they enjoy in non-Islamic lands to subvert them from within.

After 1400 years, Islam is still on a campaign of conquest throughout the known world. Hordes of life-in-hand foot-soldier fanatical Muslims strive to kill and get killed. All they want is the opportunity to discharge their homicidal-suicidal impulse, on their way to Allah’s promised glorious afterlife. And in the background, granting the foot-soldiers’ wishes, are their handlers, the puppeteers, who pull the strings and detonate these human bombs.

Those who cherish life must recognize these emissaries of death, what makes them, what motivates them, and how best to defend against them. The campaign of death waged by these Islamic jihadists, be he a puppet or a puppeteer, is energized by the belief of delectable rewards that await the faithful implementer of Allah’s dictates.

Through a highly effective indoctrination, the jihadist has come to believe firmly in Islam’s absolute delusion. He believes that Allah is the one and only supreme creator of the heavens and the Earth; that it is his duty and privilege, to abide by Allah’s will and carry out his plans at all costs. He believes firmly in a gloriously wonderful immortal afterlife in paradise, for which a martyr’s death is the surest quickest admission. Although the dominant theme of the delusion is quasi-spiritual, the promised rewards of the afterlife awaiting the martyr are sensual and material. Civilized people must come to terms and accept the reality that orthodox Islam requires endless jihad!

One Osama is dead. More Osama are in the wings. The enemy is relentless. The free people must wage an unceasing battle against this menace of Islamism through massive education and by any other means to preserve humanity’s most prized possession—liberty.

5 Questions to Ask Before Going to War With Iran

Now that President Trump has shifted away from an immediate war with Iran, it’s time to step back and look at what a war with Iran might entail. I recently had a conversation with a former special forces veteran who offered insight into the framework around a potential war with Iran.

After the downing of an American drone, which triggered the most recent increased tensions with Iran, we have to ask whether a retaliatory military strike is wise as a long-term strategy?

Here are five key components to going to war with Iran that we need to build a dialogue around:

  1. What is the long-term strategy for a war with Iran?

National Security Adviser John Bolton, among others, is rattling for a war with Iran that ushers in regime change. Yet, there is no specific plan for a regime change beyond offering resources and short-term support. Is there a contingency plan in place should the “regime change strategy” fall flat or derail?

Rumors in the military intelligence sector disclose that there is zero appetite for regime change. Many believe that recent U.S. actions have strengthened the resolve of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) hardliners. Just this year, for example, President Trump designated the IRGC as a terrorist organization, which resulted in further ideological escalation when Iran designated the U.S. military with the same title.

The sentiment among some military professionals (vs. pro-war neocon national security consultants) is that a regime change would likely yield a worse regime with the IRGC “superhero” Qassem Soleimani calling the shots. The result is inevitable: another generational struggle in the Middle East, and a second failed regime change in Iran, which would only amplify criticisms of U.S. intervention.

2. Would American allies offer coalition support for a strike against war?

Would that coalition support translate into military support? Where do U.S. allies stand in the event that such strikes lead to an official declaration of war with Iran?

3. Given that Iran shares borders with Afghanistan and Iraq, would the Trump administration be prepared to escalate if Iran uses its forces to kill Americans in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan?

If so, is there a contingency plan to fight Iran across the region (i.e., not just within Iran but in Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan)?

What are the contingencies to fight Hezbollah?

4. Russia is Iran’s chief partner in the region, so a war with Iran would also become a proxy war with Russia.

Given that U.S. special forces killed hundreds of Russian nationals (mercenaries) in Deir al-Zour, and given President Trump’s inability to address Russia’s malign actions in the U.S. and Europe particularly when it comes to sowing discord through social media channels, what are Russia’s goals? Would Russia join in the fight against America?

5. If the Strait of Hormuz is closed in a regional war and oil prices skyrocket globally, what will be the second-order effects of a war with Iran?

Could a lack of access to oil crash sectors of the global and U.S. economies?

Given that President Trump avoided the attack on Iran proposed by his national security aides, it’s likely that his decisions on Iran are being guided by the sound military leadership of General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (and not Bolton).

It’s also likely that military planners raised the issue of escalation, which would necessitate the total destruction of the Iranian Navy in the Strait of Hormuz and bring with it reciprocal action in terms of halting oil shipments and launching asymmetrical attacks against the U.S. military in Syria, Iraq, and possibly Qatar.

Whatever the decision will be moving forward, there is one hard reality that must be factored in alongside the likely trillion-dollar price tag and possibility of another failed Middle East war: We have to consider that a boots-on-the-ground conflict with Iran will likely mean that, at some point in the future, children in elementary school today will be shipped off to fight another the generational war.


IRANIAN PROVOCATION SINCE MAY 2019

PERSIAN GULF AND SURROUNDING AREA

May 12, 2019 – Explosions in the United Emirates Port of Fujairah burn 7-10 oil tankers

June 13, 2019 – Two oil tankers struck in Gulf of Oman. Iran attempts but fails to shoot down American drone surveiling the attack. U.S. later presents detailed evidence Iran was involved, including fingerprints.

June 14, 2019 – U.S. releases video showing Iranian special forces removing unexploded mine from damaged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman.

June 20, 2019 – Iran shoots down highly sophisticated American drone over international waters in the Strait of Hormuz. Trump back off attack calling it an accident.

SAUDI ARABIA

May 14, 2019 – Drone sent by Houthis, Iranian proxy militia in Yemen, bombs two pumping stations in Saudi Arabia on strategic oil pipeline in Dawadmi and Afeef.

May 22, 2019 – Drone launched by Houthi fighters strikes Saudi arms depot in Narjran Domestic Airport.

June 7, 2019 – Two car bombs target the Saudi city of Jeddah (home of the U.S. consulate) causing injuries.

June 11, 2019 – Saudi Arabia’s air defense forces intercept two drones launched by Houthis targeting Khamis-Mushait.

June 12, 2019 – Cruise missile hits Abha International Airport outside of the Saudi city of Khmais-Mushait injuring 26, including three women and two children in arrivals terminal.

June 17, 2019 – Saudi forces intercept two explosives-laden drones – one targeting a civilian area in Saudi city of Abha and the other in Yemeni airspace as it approached the kingdom.

June 19, 2019 – The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says missile fired by Houthis landed near a desalination plant near Saudi city of Jizan. Houthis say it was a cruise missile aimed at power plant in Jizan.

YEMEN

June 6, 2019 – U.S. drone shot down by Houthis in the Yemeni western coast of Al Hudaydah.

June 17, 2019 – Iranian experts, along with Houthi militants, Killed in failed attempt to launch a ballistic missile outside of Yemeni capital of Sana’a at the Al-Daylamit air base.

June 19, 2019 – Drone sent from Yemen to Saudi Arabia intercepted by Saudi air defenses over Yemen’s Hajjah province.


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INTEL REPORT: Egypt, Algeria, Iran/Africa, Turkey’s Dead Body Problem, The Saudi View — plus Analysis

EGYPT

The host of the sin’at al-mawt (Industry of Death) program on the Saudi-owned al-arabiyya TV channel interviewed an Egyptian Counter Terrorism expert on 21 June.  The Egyptian guest claimed that ISIS leader al-Baghdadi has recently urged his supporters and cells to escalate their attacks.

In this context, the Egyptian CT expert, in answer to a question as why it is taking so long for Egypt to quell the terrorist uprising in the northern Sinai, also claimed that ISIS is inserting “highly trained operatives” into the Sinai.  These operatives are then supplemented and supported by the local terrorist infrastructures already in place.

COMMENT:

That answer still leaves me unsatisfied.  The population of the Sinai is not that great that they could continually replace the terrorists being killed by the Egyptian military with an endless supply of new terrorists–even if ISIS is infiltrating a few “highly trained” operatives into the Sinai now and then.  My guess is that pro ISIS and Muslim Brotherhood types from among Egypt’s general population are travelling to the Sinai, and then slipping away to join these active terror cells.

ALGERIA

A new development in the Arab Spring 2.0 movement taking place in Algeria is the Berber Amazigh people beginning to raise their voices anew.  The Berbers, or Amazigh who speak an Hamitic language they call Tamazigh, are distantly related to the Ancient Egyptians, who also spoke an Hamitic language.  The Berber, or Amazigh, people live throughout all of North Africa, in Libya, Algeria, Mali, Niger, Morocco, and Mauritania, with their largest concentration being in Algeria.  And, they are the area’s original pre-Islamic inhabitants going back even before Phoenician and Carthaginian times in the 2nd millennium B.C.

Over the years since the Islamic conquests of the 7th century they have all converted to Islam and have been subsumed politically by Arab-Islamic rulers, first by the Caliphate, and more recently by the Arab dictatorships that have gained power in North Africa with the withdrawal of European Colonialism.

During the Algerian war for independence from France, the Amazigh began to dream of a governing system allowing them parity with Arabic-speaking Algerians, only to be squelched once again by Arab overlords.  But now, with the Arab Spring 2.0 in full swing, and the days of the Arab military dictatorship numbered, the Amazigh are once again raising their voices not just for language parity, but for a more decentralized state allowing them more autonomy.

IRAN/AFRICA

According to the Saudi-owned al-arabiyya TV, Iran’s IRGC al-quds force is currently training “sleeper cells” in Africa in order to attack Western targets in response to the U.S. boycott.  Some of the countries mentioned include Sudan, Chad, and Niger.

COMMENT:  This would be in line with Iran’s current policies of:

One, to push the envelope vis-à-vis the U.S. as far as they can, to create as much confrontation as they can without causing a full-scale U.S. military attack.  This is supposedly to shore up “patriotism” at home in light of the Mullah’s sagging popularity.

Two:  Iran believes that it can avoid a direct attack by the U.S. by using “proxies” to do its dirty work:  The Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Hashd (Shi’a militia in Iraq that lobbed missiles near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad), and now “sleeper cells” in Africa are examples of these proxies.

TURKEY

On 21 June al-arabiyya TV reported that Turkey has sent warships into the Aegean Sea “to protect” the two Oil/Gas drilling ships they have operating in waters the economic exploitation of which Cyprus claims was allotted to it by International agreement.

Egyptian media has reported that Egypt is considering boycotting Turkish goods.  Popular Egyptian TV talk show host Amru Adeeb has called on Egypt and all of its Gulf allies to boycott Turkey over this and other issues.

Meanwhile, there are indications that the Trump administration may side with the planet’s number one state sponsor of terrorism.  The U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, in a 15 May 2019 speech at the 7th annual Hellenic Air Force Academy Air Power Conference, made comments that sent shivers up and down all Greek spines.  This speech made the Greeks fear that the Trump administration will force Greece and Cyprus to accommodate Turkish drilling in Greek and Cypriot waters.

ANALYSIS:

Mr. Pyatt is an Obama appointee, so there is the possibility that he was exceeding his authority in this speech.  However, I personally fear that siding with Turkey against the Greeks would be of a piece not only with the Trump administration’s recent behavior, but with the entire West’s behavior vis-à-vis Turkey over the last several hundred years.

It was Trump, who last December invited Turkey to invade Northern Syria so it could rape, rob, and exterminate all Kurds, Christians, and Yazidis who didn’t want to be ethnic cleansed.  It was Trump who tried so hard to sell F-35s and other weaponry to the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism.  So, why not let the Turks also abuse the Greeks?

The excuse, of course, is to keep Turkey in NATO, which is, of course, the exact opposite of what we should be doing.  Instead of being afraid that Russia might lure Turkey out of NATO, we should be encouraging, and celebrating the Russians pulling Turkey out of NATO.  Heck, we should even pay the Russians to pull Turkey out of NATO–since we don’t seem to have either the guts or the brains sufficient to push them out ourselves.

As long as Turkey is a member of NATO Russia is helpless to attack its 800-year worst enemy.  A Russian dismemberment of this terrorist-supporting state would be a huge gift not only to the Greeks, but to the world as a whole.  But, as long as Turkey is a member of NATO, any Russian attack against it would force the United States and the rest of NATO to come to the aid of this terror state.

There is a misguided view in Washington (on the part of both Republicans and Democrats) that Turkey’s current “rogue” behavior is entirely the fault of its current leader Erdogan, and that once Erdogan is out of the picture, Turkey will return to its “normal” self as a loyal, peace-loving, member of NATO.  I hate to disillusion all the inside-the-beltway experts, but Turkey’s current behavior is its normal self.  With the break-up of the Soviet Union, and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in all of the surrounding countries (as well as within Turkey itself) turkey can’t help but return to its normal self as a vile, arrogant, expansionist, jihadi state.

For example, in 1974 when the pre-Erdogan Turkey was a “good” NATO member, they invaded Greek inhabited Cyprus which wanted to re-unite with fellow NATO member Greece.  The U.S. and the rest of NATO all looked the other way as Turkey raped, murdered, and ethnic cleansed its way across northern Cyprus–irrespective of the fact that the Greeks had been living there for 3,000 years, 2,000 years before the Turks left their yurts in east central Asia.

The point is that seven decades of pretending to be a “good” NATO member cannot erase the seven centuries of Islamist Jihadi expansionism exhibited by Turkey’s Ottoman empire–and the lust to return to those glory days.  Furthermore, Turkey has something “going for it” other than Islamofascism, and this is an ideology of Turkish racism that makes Hitler’s Nazism look like boy scout stuff.

Yet, the West has always kowtowed to Turkey.  Trump’s predecessor, Obama, openly sought to aide Turkey in reconstituting the Ottoman Empire.  During the 19th century Russia tried twice to dismember the Ottoman Empire so as to give the Christians of the Middle East some breathing room, and to give Constantinople back to the Greeks–as well as to eliminate the constant threats to its own southern border.  But in each case Britain and other Western powers came to the aide of the “sick man of Europe.”

In the 16th century when the Turks were raping, murdering, and ethnic cleansing their way across Catholic and Eastern Orthodox central Europe (even besieging Vienna in 1529), the protestant states of Western Europe sided with the Turks with no less a person than Martin Luther saying that “the Sultan is far preferable to the Pope.”

The result of European inaction against Turkish aggression, and pro-Turkish bias, is the checkerboard nature of the Balkans which led to the disastrous WWI (which in turn led to WWII), as well as the  Balkan wars of the 1990s.

A SAUDI VIEW

Writing in the London-based, and Saudi-owned ash-sharq al-awsat newspaper, the Saudi journalist Mashari azh-Zhaayidi expressed a more optimistic view in his 24 June essay:  bi-itijaah seqout mihwar turkiyya  w-iiraan w-qatr (towards the fall of the Turkey, Iran, Qatar axis).  In this regard he pointed to symbolic “defeats” by each of these terrorism supporting states.

Qatar’s alleged “defeat” came with the victory of General Muhammad wold al-Qhazawaani in the Mauritanian elections to succeed the previous president Muhammad wold  ‘Abd al-‘Aziz.  He also pointed to the fact that a couple members of the U.S. Congress have questioned Qatar’s influence in the United States.

Iran’s alleged “defeat” comes at the hand of the U.S. embargo and other pressures being placed on the Iranian regime.

Turkey’s alleged defeat, according to azh-Zhaayidi, came with Erdogan’s AKP candidate losing the recent election for mayor of Istanbul.

ANALYSIS

We would be wise to not breakout the Champaign bottles just yet.  While the Mullahs in Iran are losing popular support and are sitting on a deteriorating economy, they are still very capable of causing mayhem around the world with their support of terrorism, and the use of proxies to do their dirty work.

As for Qatar’s “defeat,” the Qatar-supported opposition in Mauritania is threatening an Arab Spring type of resistance.  And, while a couple members of the U.S. Congress may have recently been made aware of Qatar’s shady influence on our media and politics, most of their colleagues in both parties actually applaud Qatar’s influence.  So, don’t hold your breath over the possibility that anything might be done about it.

Finally, Erdogan’s defeat in the local Istanbul elections do not constitute a rejection of Erdogan’s aggressive foreign policy.  These results do not reflect the feeling of the majority of Turks nationwide, nor do they even reflect the feelings of Istanbul voters on anything other than the deteriorating economy in Turkey.  Turkey’s Islamofascism and overt racism are still intact, in Istanbul as well as in the countryside.

TURKEY’S DEAD BODY PROBLEM

For most of the past year all we’ve heard from Turkey and their al-jazeera cheerleader is how Saudi Arabia should be severely punished for having killed one of their own (Saudi) citizens (Jamal Khashoqji) on Saudi territory (the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul).  Well, now, it so seems that Turkey has killed a Palestinian they had thrown into a Turkish jail in Istanbul.

The Turks claim that he was arrested for spying on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, and that he committed suicide.  The story out of Istanbul is that Zaki Mubarak was found hanging from the bathroom door in his one-person cell in Silivri prison when guards arrived to give him food.  The Turks said that Zaki Mubarak was a 55-year old retired major general and a “senior intelligence official.”  But the dead man’s brother asked how can anyone who doesn’t speak Turkish be a spy in Turkey?  The family also soundly rejected the idea that Zaki would commit suicide.  This view is supported by Turkey’s refusal to let them see the autopsy report.

COMMENT:   I think that Zaki Mubarak really was a spy, and here is why:

Zaki Mubarak’s family has given numerous conflicting accounts as to exactly what Zaki Mubarak did, and why he was in Turkey.  His son said he had gone to Turkey to look for a job.  A brother, named Zain ad-Din, said that  Zaki had gone to Turkey to open up a restaurant.  Zain ad-Din, on another occasion said that Zaki was a “respected lecturer.”  Another family member said he had a PhD in political science, but his daughter said he told her to “study Chemistry and become a doctor like him.”

ANALYSIS:

The fact that Zaki Mubarak’s family had so many conflicting accounts of what it was that he did is a sure marker that he was in intelligence and wanted his family to be kept in ignorance of that fact . . . for their own safety.

I have pieced together the following from the family’s scattered accounts, and from other sources:

Zaki Mubarak, a resident of Gaza (where his family still lives), was an intelligence agent for the Ramallah-based Palestinian authority until 2007.  In 2007 Hamas won the elections in Gaza and brutally cracked down on PA employees and supporters.

So, Zaki Mubarak (an outspoken critic of Hamas) then “escaped” to the UAE.  Once in the UAE, rumors have it that he hooked up with one Muhammad Dahlan, a Palestinian who now resides in the UAE.

The Muhammad Dahlan story is a fascinating one that deserves to be summed up here.  He started out as a Fatah activist in his youth.  As such he was arrested by the Israelis no less than 11 times.  During his multiple stays in Israeli prisons he became fluent in Hebrew, and also grew into a more “mature” world view, one that had no room for the radicalism of Hamas.

Resuming his Fatah connections, he became a security wonk and at one time had 20,000 men under his command in Gaza.  In 2003, he was appointed as the Palestinian Minister of State for Security, though he was replaced the following year due to PA political infighting.

With the Hamas take-over in 2007-08, Dahlan relocated to the west bank.  For the next several years, Dahlan was in and out of PA politics, and in and out of the PA security apparatus.

Throughout his early career in Fatah politics and security matters, he was the darling of the Arab media.  He was young, vigorous, handsome, and articulate, in contrast to the gerontocracy that dominates Palestinian politics.  Everyone saw him as the leader of the future for the Palestinians.  The Bush administration, and the Europeans, applied pressure to have him appointed as the successor to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.

That may have been too much for Abbas to handle.  To make a long story short, Dahlan soon fell out of favor in PA politics.  His Palestinian enemies accused him of aiding the Israeli Mossad in taking out a couple of Hamas operatives.  He was expelled from Fatah in 2011 when Abbas accused him of murdering former PA leader Yasser Arafat.  So, Dahlan hightailed it to the UAE where he became employed as a security and intelligence advisor.

Throughout his career he had been a vitriolic critic of Hamas, calling them nothing but a bunch of “murderers and theives.”  He had also shown a willingness to work with Israelis and Americans.  He is said to also be close to Egypt’s President as-Sisi, and I suspect that Dahlan may have played a key role in brining the UAE and Israel closer together (even if only under the table).

Which brings us back to Zaki Mubarak.  Like Muhammad Dahlan, Zaki Mubarak was an outspoken critic of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.  As a PA intelligence operative in Gaza (pre-Hamas days), he would have known Muhammad Dahlan very well, in fact probably worked for him and/or with him.

Thus, it should not be surprising that two former PA intelligence and security types, who share a hatred of Hamas, and hold the same “moderate” political views, and who both found exile in the UAE . . . I mean, it would be bizarre if they didn’t hook up in their new digs.  I think it safe to say, then, that Zaki Muhammad was a spy, and that he was working for and with Muhammad Dahlan on behalf of the UAE.

Therefore, the Turkish accusation that Zaki Muhammad was in Turkey to spy on Arab Islamist radicals was probably true.  Turkey is the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, the godfather of ISIS, and the home of thousands of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood operatives.  So, if one wanted to spy on Arab radicals, Turkey is a good place to be–even if he didn’t speak Turkish.

Turkey’s ruling AKP party is a clone of the Muslim Brotherhood, so it would only be natural for them to want to arrest anyone spying on their Arab terrorist clients.

But, what is not natural is murdering captured spies while you’re holding them in prison.

Civilized countries like the U.S. and Russia (and its USSR predecessor) all hold/held captured spies for a possible later trade–because you know that sooner or later your opponent will pick up one or more of your spies.  Civilized countries exchange spies.  Turkey kills.

Now, with all of Turkey’s creating a storm over Saudi Arabia’s handling of the Khashoqji affair, and the Saudi’s refusal to turn Khashoqji’s body over for an autopsy, guess who refused (for weeks) to turn Zaki Mubarak’s body over to his family so they could have it autopsied?  Guess who refused to send an autopsy report to the family?

And this, raises another question.  Where is the American media on all of this?  The U.S. and European media, and politicians, have all taken Turkey’s, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s side on the Muslim Brotherhood member Khashoqji’s murder (with the exception of President Trump), but are entirely silent on Turkey’s handling of the Zaki Mubarak case.

Could the double standard in U.S. media coverage possibly have to do with Khashoqji’s being a Muslim Brotherhood operative (and therefore being a darling of Qatar and al-Jazeera), and Zaki Mubarak’s being an opponent of the Muslim Brotherhood (and therefore one of the “bad” guys in the view of Qatar and al-Jazeera)?