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Clare Lopez: Christopher Stevens was first American Envoy to Al Qaeda

From Bare Naked Islam:

Barack Hussein Obama together with Hillary Clinton decided to aid and abet al-Qaeda terrorists and Libyan Muslim Brotherhood jihadists to overthrow U.S. ally Muammar Ghaddafi and replace all the secular leaders in the Middle East with sharia-compliant Muslim Brotherhood governments.

Former CIA Operations and Intelligence Analyist, Officer, Clare Lozez, says that “America has switched sides in the war on terror under Barack Obama.” She said the global war on terror had been an effort to “stay free of Sharia,” or repressive Islamic law, until the Obama administration began siding with such jihadist groups as the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates.

Why the switch? Lopez explained, when the so-called Arab Spring appeared in late 2010, “It was time to bring down the secular Muslim rulers who did not enforce Islamic law. And America helped.”

With the Muslim Brotherhood thoroughly infiltrated through the Obama regimeand other branches of the federal government, Lopez has come to the conclusion Obama had essentially the same goals in the Mideast as the late Osama bin Laden: “to remove American power and influence, including military forces, from Islamic lands.”

Al Qaeda = Hamas = Muslim Brotherhood = Hezbollah = Qatar = Iran.

Get it?

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren: Obama may reach out to Islam because 2 Muslim father figures abandoned him.

Do you get it now?

For a comprehensive, detailed, and sourced report on the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood see The Betrayal Papers.


Our Muslim Brotherhood President … and their Presidential Candidate

Islam is the Solution, Allah is our objective; the Qur’an is the Constitution; the Prophet is our leader; jihad is our way; death for the sake of Allah is our wish.

– Motto of the Al-Ikhwan al-Mooslimoon (Society of Muslim Brothers, aka Muslim Brotherhood)

 

This week, we were reminded by a number of media outlets of Presidential Study Directive Eleven (PSD-11). This document, issued in 2011, ordered a re-assessment of the nation’s allies in the Middle East, and, ordered the U.S. to ally itself with the Muslim Brotherhood, an international terrorist organization.

The implications of PSD-11 and of this alliance are both breathtaking and horrifying. They explain much of Obama’s presidency.

A History of Terrorism and Genocide

The Muslim Brotherhood came into existence in the 1920s as the Arab version of the Nazi Party. The founder of the Brotherhood in Palestine was the Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin al-Husseini. Husseini, a personal friend of Heinrich Himmler, was directly involved with encouraging and implementing the Holocaust. Indeed, the Mufti is remembered today for his famous proclamation of “Kill the Jews!,” and his incognito inspection of Auschwitz’s gas chambers.

In more modern times, the Muslim Brotherhood is responsible for creating most of the world’s most infamous terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Taliban. The current leader of Al Qaeda is the Muslim Brother Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri was Osama bin Laden’s spiritual mentor. In a similar fashion, the leadership and founders of these other bloody Sharia groups trace their origins to the international Muslim Brotherhood.

Terrorist-Tied Front Organization in United States

The Muslim Brotherhood operates an extensive and mature network of “civic” and “religious” organizations within the United States. Groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Students Association (MSA), the Muslim American Society (MAS), among others, have long histories of apologizing for terrorism and preaching the ideology that promotes it.

Like the terrorist groups above that trace their creation to the Muslim Brotherhood, so do their America-based front groups. The Muslim Brotherhood, which Obama mandated as America’s ally, is the umbrella organization for the terror groups and the front groups.

An analysis of seven high ranking Obama administration officials who were suspected of being Muslim Brotherhood operatives identified a strong correlation between the individuals and the front groups named above. See here for an article that documents these affiliations. The analysis concluded that the policies of the administration were in many cases directly influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood to their benefit.

This helps explain the reception that CAIR recently gave a terrorist freed by the Obama administration.

 

Attacks on Liberty at Home, Destruction and Genocide Abroad

The consequences of the alliance between the Obama administration and the Muslim Brotherhood are in plain sight for those looking. As their Nazi roots suggest, the Muslim Brotherhood Obama administration has restricted freedoms at home and wreaked havoc abroad.

Some of the policies and scandals that are a direct result of this alliance include:

  • The Arab Spring and ongoing Christian genocide across the Middle East and North Africa
  • The United States catastrophic loss of allies worldwide (particularly in the Middle East), as a consequence of destabilizing secular governments
  • Negotiating with Iran, which will allow them to obtain nuclear capabilities
  • Benghazi arms running to Syrian terrorists, and the murder of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens
  • The push for amnesty and the legalization (including voting rights) of millions who have entered the United States illegally
  • IRS targeting of conservative 501(c)(3) groups, and the retroactive approval of a Muslim Brotherhood-linked charity run by Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama
  • Administration policy of considering “Patriot” groups and “sovereign citizens” as the top domestic terror threat; the purging of law enforcement and counterterrorism training of any mention of “Islam” or “Muslims”
  • A government that is ever more secretive regarding the legislative process. Laws that encompass a broader and broader scope of daily activity, including strict regulations on commerce, private property (think of the EPA), and labor policies.

Committed to Revolution

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Arab Spring revolutionary movement was largely stopped when the Egyptians overthrew Mohamed Morsi. Tunisia, which had also been in tumult due to the Muslim Brotherhood Ennahda Movement, has since elected a sane, responsible government. Syria and Libya remain in civil wars. In both countries, Obama has the United States allied with the Islamic jihadis rather than the more secular powers.

Since taking power, Morsi’s successor, President Sisi has bravely challenged the clerics of Al Azhar, Islam’s most prestigious theological school. Sisi wishes to reform Islam and bring it into the modern era. Specifically, Sisi does not want Islam to view other faiths as threats to be eliminated by jihad (holy war). Indeed, Sisi is working closely with the Israelis and Saudis to counter jihadis from Libya to Yemen.

Nevertheless, despite the enormous failure of the Arab Spring and the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of lives it has claimed, the Muslim Brotherhood recently reiterated its intent to remain violently defiant of the Egyptian government. There is little doubt that they would like to assassinate Sisi, as they did President Sadat, and as they tried with President Nasser.

As the most populous Arab country, Egypt, fights these barbarians, what does Obama do? To the great dismay of President Sisi, and undoubtedly the rest of the civilized world, the administration intends on meeting the Muslim Brotherhood (again) in Washington.

(Note: Following pressure from the Egyptian government, the State Department is now denying a meeting was ever planned. The lies continue.)

Preparing for the Second Empire

In the flurry of scandalous details that have come forth in the past several months relating to the Clinton Foundation, one critical angle on the story has largely been ignored: the links between the Clintons and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Hillary Clinton was, after all, Secretary of State during the Arab Spring.

Among the avalanche of shady and undisclosed donations to the Clinton Foundation were many from the Middle East, and a significant donation from the State of Qatar. This small Gulf state is the home to the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and is the most prolific financial sponsor or terror in the region.

  • In 2013, the Clinton Foundation reported donations by the Qatari government of between $1 – $5 million.
  • Also in 2013, the Clinton Foundation partnered with the Qatari state-owned telecom company Ooredoo for market research in Myanmar. As they state in the press release, the program will help “offer critical insights into the socio-economic benefits of greater inclusion of women in the telecommunications sector.” (Question: Does this strike you as a pay-to-play arrangement?)
  • The cesspool of corruption, FIFA, involves the Muslim Brotherhood and the Clintons. Qatar is scheduled to host the World Cup in 2022. To build the huge number of stadiums required for the event, the Qataris have hired Albert Speer Jr., the son of Hitler’s architect and personal friend, Albert Speer. Construction is underway with imported slave labor.
  • The Clintons accepted donations from FIFA, which last month had several officials indicted by the FBI. They also hosted Qatari officials on stage at a Clinton Global Initiative event, which was sponsored by the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee.

Personally, the ties between the Clintons and the Muslim Brotherhood couldn’t be closer. Huma Abedin has been Hillary’s aide for many years, and her relationship with the Clintons goes back to when Bill and Hillary were in the White House. So close is she to the Clinton family that they have referred to her as their “surrogate” daughter. Huma’s parents have a long and documented history with Islamic dawa organizations (i.e., organizations that advance sharia law worldwide), and Huma was part of the (Muslim Brotherhood-founded) Muslim Students Association at George Washington University.

Clintons Compromise the Nuclear Submarine Fleet: The Case of Gulftainer

Since the release of Peter Schweitzer’s book Clinton Cash, which have been greatly bolstered by the deep and ongoing financial investigation by Charles Ortel, the sensible public understands that the Clintons have no scruples, in accounting or life. For money, the couple will do anything, including sell out the country.

Now the Clintons’ fingerprints have been found on a deal to lease one of the most sensitive national ports to an Arab shipping company with ties to Iranian-backed terrorism.

Gulftainer, a shipping company based out of the United Arab Emirates, obtained a 35 year lease to operate Port Canaveral. Because the deal is based on a lease (i.e., not outright ownership), it received no national security review.

  • Port Canaveral is home to NASA, a nuclear submarine base, Patrick Air Force Base, and numerous other national security installations!
  • The deal was rubberstamped by Treasury Secretary, Jacob Lew, a Clinton family friend.
  • Gulftainer was implicated by Iraqi officials in delivering weapons to Iranian-backed terrorists in Iraq (specifically the Badr Brigade, which is responsible for the deaths of many American soldiers).

The same week that details began to emerge on Gulftainer’s operating proximity to NASA, the United Arab Emirates announced a new space program. Obama had given NASA instructions to make Muslims “feel good” about accomplishments.

Ask yourself: Could all this be cosmic coincidence?

Hillary would be Obama’s the Muslim Brotherhood’s Third and Fourth term

Secretary of State Clinton was a leading American voice in the Arab Spring. When it came to Libya, now the base of operations for ISIS and the major destabilizing area in Northern Africa, Hillary was the decisive voice. It was her State Department which ushered Libyan weapons to Syrian terrorists, resulting in the deaths of Americans in Benghazi, and likely many more we don’t know the names of.

As the above sketch of the Gulftainer affair makes clear, the Clintons are at best utterly reckless, and at worst flat-out traitors. If the public considers the Clintons patriotic Americans, fit to lead the country yet again, they might as well dig up Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and give them Presidential Medals of Freedom.

Regrettably, the Clintons’ behavior is not aberrant in the age of Obama. It is consistent with the actions of the current administration, which has steadfastly done the bidding of the Muslim Brotherhood, both at home and abroad.

PSD-11, the official document that established this devilish alliance, is the merely the paperwork. We now live in the country, and the world, that PSD-11 helped to create.

 

For a comprehensive account of the Muslim Brotherhood’s influence on the Obama administration, read The Betrayal Papers. This six-part series investigates and documents the Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the administration, and the policies they helped write. Also available for Kindle.


Betrayal Papers: Part III – Obama’s Scandals and Assaults on Freedoms Explained

The Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar.

This article will explore the deliberate strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration to cripple the middle class and to steer the American economy, as well as identify, to the extent possible, their role in many Obama scandals. More


Betrayal Papers: Part I – Under Obama The US Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood

PART I OF FIVE

The Betrayal Papers will trace the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Obama administration’s foreign and domestic policies.

The five-part series will present Muslim Brotherhood USAa picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government to the benefit of a totalitarian, genocidal movement that seeks to establish a global Islamic State.

  • The Muslim Brotherhood is an international political, financial, terrorist and movement whose goal is to establish a global Islamic State (Caliphate).
  • They have and continue to exert tremendous influence of the American government’s foreign and domestic policies under President Barack Hussein Obama.
  • The violence in the Middle East and across North Africa is a direct consequence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s effective control over American foreign policy in the region.
  • They operate through various “civic” front groups, as well as through American institutions who take their money as operational funding (Georgetown University, Brookings Institution).

 

In America, we have a weak and struggling economy, growing public and private debt, and millions are un- and underemployed. While a weaponized IRS targets Tea Party groups and other voices of liberty, and military veterans are labeled as “domestic terrorists” by the Department of Homeland Security, the federal government refuses to secure the southern border. Educational policy now includes the teaching Arabic and visits to mosques for schoolchildren. More


Qatar Awareness Campaign – Closing Letter to American Public

To the American Public:qatar_awareness_campaign_logo

Over the course of the last month, the Qatar Awareness Campaign has issued 25 letters, addressed to people, companies, organizations, and universities who profit from their relationship with the state sponsor of terror, Qatar.

Why? Despite their official denials, Qatar is the nation that funds Hamas, Fatah, Boko Haram, al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Qatar, as the host country of the revolutionary Muslim Brotherhood and one of the wealthiest countries in the world, attracts these fanatical, murderous groups like a magnet, showering them with endless funding and resources.

Looking back, it is an astonishing list of power players in the political establishment, influential institutions, and big business that support Qatar in their quest to establish a regional, and eventually global, Islamic Caliphate. More


Qatar Awareness Campaign – President Obama

President Barack H. Obama qatar_awareness_campaign_logo
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of one of America’s closest allies under your administration, the State of Qatar. Not only is Qatar a state sponsor of terror which has funded Hamas, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State, but it is increasingly apparent that Qatar is a significant factor in the United States’ diplomatic rift with Israel, and finances the genocidal Islamic State.

Qatar was the primary sponsor of the Arab Spring, which saw its guests, the Muslim Brotherhood, assume power in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. Each of these countries subsequently descended into chaos, sectarian and religious violence, and Islamic autocracy. The Muslim Brotherhood, the same group from which sprouted Al Qaeda and ISIS, has created a veritable security, diplomatic, and humanitarian crisis in North Africa and the Middle East that threatens world peace.

Diplomatically, the United States’ relationship with Israel has never been more strained. Our relationship with Egypt, which was formerly the lynchpin in America’s diplomatic standing in the Arab world, has crumbled. King Abdullah of Jordan, whose country has been a steadfast and reliable ally in combating Islamic extremism for decades, has said publicly that he does not trust your government. Even Saudi Arabia, which has been an American ally since the 1930s, is exasperated and has publicly put distance between itself and the American government. More


Qatar Awareness Campaign – Chamber of Commerce

qatar_awareness_campaign_logoThomas J. Donohue
Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000

Dear Mr. Donohue:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar. In 2010, the US Chamber of Commerce opened a branch in Doha, Qatar – AmCham Qatar. Qatar, while the wealthiest country per capita in the world, is at once the home base of the Muslim Brotherhood and also the world’s most prolific sponsor of terror, including: Hamas, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State.

AmCham Qatar is the “first legally established foreign Chamber of Commerce in Qatar.” This is not a surprising fact, for Qatar is a business partner and client of several of America’s largest and longest established companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ExxonMobil, and many others. More


Martial Sharia: Obama’s Politically Correct Military

Of all scandals of the Obama administration, perhaps none is both as culturally threatening and ignored as the ongoing purge of career military officers.  Even more than American society, the military has fallen prey to a severe case of political correctness.  Why is this so?

“You have to remember, the military is a captive audience.  This is why politicians use it for social experiments,” explains Gerry, a Ret. Chief Warrant Officer.  “It’s nothing new.  Think back to Truman’s forced integration of the armed forces.  That was probably good for the country.”  Racially integrating the military accelerated the trend into broader society.

Today, a similar approach is being taken regarding women and gays in combat.  In the view of many officers, this has led to a degradation of the traditional military culture.  Many complaints filed by women accusing their commanding officers of sexual harassment are without merit.  “I’ll give you an example.  In the course of a training exercise, the commanding officer pulled a female soldier back by her belt.  It was done for training and safety reasons, but she filed a complaint.  It was dismissed only when two witnesses came forward and explained what actually happened.  The administration is making a big deal about sexual harassment in the military.  Unfortunately, frivolous complaints like this are more common than the public is led to believe,” says Gerry.

Since the Carter administration, the military has been forced to operate on a quota system that favors women and minorities.  This means that as a matter of policy, the best qualified men are skipped over for a promotion because a certain number of women must be promoted first.  Ditto racial minorities.  Affirmative action is a politically contentious issue in civilian life, where most of the time people’s lives do depend urgently on the qualifications of the person next to them.  Yet in forgoing gender- and colorblindness, it is no exaggeration to say that politically-mandated social engineering routinely and unnecessarily risks lives of American servicemen.

The administration, in the last two years, has taken a sharp turn in favor of LGBT rights.  In effect, this has translated into the censorship of the Christian view of marriage within the military, chilling the religious freedom cherished by American service personnel for generations.  Phillip Monk was a 19-year veteran in the Air Force.  His Commanding Officer, Colleen McGee, is a lesbian.  While attempting to convey that it was against policy to use the position of authority to promote religious beliefs, McGee attempted to force Monk to admit that the traditional view of marriage was a discriminatory.  Monk, an evangelical Christian, politely refused to answer the question.  For this, he was relieved of duties and is now being pressed with charges under the Uniform Military Code of Justice.

Has the country reached a point where soldiers must take the official line that the Bible’s definition of marriage is discriminatory?  Is it so important to force gay marriage on the country that lifelong professional soldiers are summarily dismissed for daring to dissent?  Apparently so.  But this incident is part of a much broader effort by the Obama administration to separate Christian views from the military.

  • An Air Force officer was told to remove a Bible from his desk, because it might make some “uncomfortable.”  What makes such a display in “uncomfortable” in particular is left undefined.
  • Another Air Force Lt. Col., a Chaplain, was censored for authoring an essay entitled “No Atheists in Foxholes.”  A cranky critic called it an “anti-secular diatribe.”
  • In last two years, the administration has evidently ordered the purge of Christian terms in the military.  For example: Army soldiers were directed to remove etchings of Bible verses from their rifles with a Dremel tool; a video tribute to First Sergeants was forcibly removed because it used the word “God,” which might offend atheists or Muslims (?); and, the Air Force recently removed “God” from a logo.

Writing at the American Thinker, Professor Fay Voshell compares the treatment of Christians in the military today to Islamic Dhimmitude; that is, the official second-class citizen status given to Christians and Jews under Islam.  Writes Voshell, “Generally in such countries, the dhimmitude of Christians and other religiously devout non-Muslims includes, among other things, denial of the right to openly practice their religion, to share their faith with others, to attempt to convert or persuade others to become Christian, to hand out religious literature and to construct houses of worship.  It also means many professions and opportunities for advancement will be closed to Christians, with only the lowest positions in society open to them.”  Dhimmitude indeed.

Recall the case of Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, brought to my attention by Gerry.  A highly rated armor officer, LTC Dooley was asked to teach a course on radical Islam at the Joint Forces Staff College within the National Defense University.  For his presentation of facts, he was targeted by American Islamic groups, several with links to the criminal Muslim Brotherhood, and unceremoniously dismissed from his teaching appointment.  From there, he was issued a negative officer evaluation by a Lt. General, ending his career.  His curriculum having been labeled “academically irresponsible,” the reputation of the Islamists had been saved.

Gerry taught a similar course to Dooley’s on Muslim culture in the Middle East, and how to interact with the press in the region.  He shared with me some of the slides used in his presentation to soldiers who were heading into combat in Iraq, formerly classified but no longer in use.  “These are very similar to what got LTC Dooley fired.”  What were some of the things mentioned in the slides?

  • Muslim culture coalesced in the early 7th century and has remained static for the last 500 years
  • Muslim press outlets focus on myths and sensibilities
  • Al-Jazeera, Al-Manar, and Al-Arabiya present clearly biased coverage

These points are historically and culturally accurate.  The presentation also reviewed several instances of Muslim outrage at alleged Western disrespect of Islam, such as the infamous Danish cartoons, and the since-debunked flushing of a Koran (as reported by Newsweek).  This was, after all, not a course on comparative anthropology, but a practical primer for soldiers deploying into a war zone and dealing with the enemy and a hostile, often manipulative foreign press.

Paging through the presentation, it becomes clear that LTC Dooley was a victim of the Islamic-inspired political correctness which has permeated the American military, and threatens to destroy its traditionally Judeo-Christian culture.  Furthermore, by sanitizing the information presented to soldiers so that it could not possibly offend Muslims, the Obama administration is in fact endangering the lives of the very people who protect the nation from foreign terrorists.

In addition to the persecution of Christians and the censorship of anyone who might “offend” a Muslim, the chilling of free speech in the military under Obama extends to the President himself, as well as his administration.  In today’s military, criticism of any of the administration’s policies can lead to a dishonorable discharge.  Don’t approve of Obamacare?  Don’t approve of the “green” policies?  Don’t see the wisdom of empowering the Muslim Brotherhood across North Africa and the Middle East?  Any vocal criticism along these lines, however slight, is grounds for immediate discharge.  Apparently political loyalty, above all else, is important to this commander-in-chief.

A previous story reported on the purge of high ranking brass, including many Generals.  But the policies as described above have led to a purge of a very significant number of lower ranking officers.  Captains and Colonels, who more than their superiors actively run the military (as oppose to acting as political intermediaries), are disappearing en masse.  Even more alarmingly, Senior NCOs are being forced out because they refuse to comply with Obama’s strict political correctness.

“Civilians have to understand something about the military.  The NCOs are the heart and soul of it.  They are what make America’s armed forces different from the rest of the world’s, and always have.  Now their very existence is under threat by a president who would rather push a political agenda than maintain a strong military with high morale,” explained Rurik, a Vietnam veteran who is now a published military historian.  “Stalin decapitated his military in the Great Purge of 1937-38.  He had 80% of the senior officers killed.  But it also extended into the lower ranks,” he added, ominously.

It is clear that the Obama administration has taken political correctness so far within the military that is rivalingsharia in its control over free thought.  Coupled with revised rules of engagement that place an enormous burden on the soldier, this may explain why the Obama administration has utterly lost the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.  In Iraq, Iran recently responded to the Obama plan to attack Syria by threatening to attack the American embassy in Baghdad.  In Afghanistan, President Karzai is reduced to negotiating with his mortal enemy, the Taliban, even as the administration encourages such talks.  Moreover, Obama’s silencing of active duty Christians pales in comparison to treatment of Christians by the Muslim Brotherhood, who he has supported diplomatically and through intervention.  The rebels that the administration is arming in Syria have been found culpable of several instances of genocide against local Christians.

What’s shaping up is an unmitigated disaster for the administration and the Democrat Party with Christians, and with western minds in general.  Eagerly looking to fill the leadership gap is Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Authoring a derisive op-ed in the New York Times, he chided Obama for disregarding international law, and strongly opposed any military intervention that would benefit the murderous rebels.  It’s no secret that Russia has emerged from Communism with a renewed Christian faith.  For example, the Basic (Orthodox) Church Teaching on Human Dignity, Freedom, and Rights is meant to guide legislation in Russia.  For many Christian Americans who see their faith under assault, that Russia has taken a pro-active stance must be heartening.  For American Jews, who see Israel alone in a region that Obama has helped to ignite into chaos, the stabilizing force of Russia must be reassuring.

It is difficult to overstate the importance of a highly trained, professional military with longstanding traditions to complement a free society.  In any society, the military is the vanguard that ultimately keeps rule by preventing the conquering by a foreign culture.  The values that they cherish, the ideals that they uphold, both reflect and inform the values of the society protected by them.  Loyal first to the Constitution, then to the Commander-in-Chief, the United States Armed Forces are intended to be an institution as far removed from daily politics as can be realistically expected.  They stand as our most powerful bulwark against tyranny, protecting the freedoms that we enjoy as Americans every day. An active assault on these traditions, and large scale purging of officers who refuse to silence their beliefs, is tantamount to declaring war on the very institution that wages war on our behalf.  It’s a not-so-subtle form of national suicide.

There is a story out of Little Rock about a teacher who removed all the desks in her classroom on the first day of school.  When the students arrived, she told them that they could have their desks back when they told her how they earned the right to sit a desk in school.  The children answered: Grades?  No.  Behavior?  No.  Finally, after several periods passed, the children gave up.  Just then, 27 Veterans entered, each carrying a desk.  Said the teacher, convinced that her lesson would be understood by the entire desk-deprived class, “You didn’t earn the right to sit at these desks.  These heroes did it for you.”

The information in this article comes from numerous public sources, as well as interviews with two retired officers: a Chief Warrant Officer, Gerry, who specialized in information analysis; and a Vietnam veteran, Rurik, turned military historian.  Both maintain extensive relationships with active military individuals and organizations.  The views expressed above do not necessarily represent the views of those interviewed.


What about that Purge?

One the things that undoubtedly pushed Mosry’s government over the edge was the purge of top Egyptian military officers.  In August of last year, it was reported that he had forced the resignation of Defense Minister, the Army Chief of Staff and “other senior generals.”  It’s impossible to rule a country when your own country’s military refuses to obey your orders.  The tension between the Ikhwan and the Egyptian military being what it is, Morsy let them go.

Why was it that the Egyptian military was so opposed to Morsy?  As a Muslim Brother, he was committed to ruling Egypt under Sharia (i.e. Islamic) law.  Sharia is a comprehensive system of legal, social, and economic doctrines that is incompatible with any system of secular rule.  The Egyptian military, as brutally as they ruled that ancient land, did so without Sharia.  It was Morsy who infamously proclaimed, “The Koran is our Constitution!  The Prophet is our Leader!  Jihad is our Path!  And death in the name of Allah is our Goal!”  Having said that, and accomplishing in deed his promises, the military turned on him.

Many people overlook the spate of top American military brass that President Obama has, well, trashed.  Following the same path as Morsy, Obama apparently has no need for some military leaders.  Here’s a quick list, courtesy of fellowshipofminds.com:

  • General David Petraeus: Was Director of CIA.  Suspicious exposure of extramarital affair with Paula Broadwell led to resignation on November 9, 2012.  In came the obvious security risk, John Brennan.  That is, if you can believe another former Director of the CIA, R. James Woolsey.  Read the report on Brennan, “[I]t is hard to overstate the danger associated with the President of the United States having as his top advisor in these sensitive portfolios someone so severely compromised with respect to shariah and the threat it poses.”
  • General John R. Allen: Succeeded Petraeus as Commander in Afghanistan.  SecDef Leon Panetta suspended confirmation hearing to become the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO on November 13, 2012, as part of the Petraeus fallout, when it was revealed he was flirting with a Lebanese (reportedly Maronite) woman by the name of Jill Kelley.  It is speculated that the firing had little to do with the salacious emails, but perhaps was a White House power play.
  • Army General Carter Ham: Following the attack on Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, Obama canned AFRICOM Commander General Ham and installed General David Rodriguez.  Apparently, General Ham was ready and willing to act during the Benghazi attack, and was relieved by his “second in command” when he refused to stand down.  A month or so later, he was fired.
  • Rear Admiral Gaouette: Accused of “inappropriate leadership judgment” following the Benghazi attacks, the Admiral was sent home port in Bremerton, Washington on October 27, 2012.

All within two months of Benghazi attacks.

But that’s not all.  There is larger list of brass who have been, umm, disappeared by the Commander-in-Chief:

That’s 10 Generals.  Ten, including a Director of the CIA, Commander of AFRICOM, the Commander of US and ISAF Forces in Afghanistan, and the candidate for Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.  Not small beans. A friend in the military informs me of many other Colonels and Navy Captains who have also been relieved or forcibly retired, but stopped short of providing names.

This does recall Morsy’s actions in a very uncomfortable light.  I’m just not sure who copied whom.  For Muslim Brother Mosry, it led to the downfall of his Presidency and arrest by the military.  It’s hard to conceive of such a scenario in what has been the most politically stable nation in the world.  Yet there is a growing awareness among the public, and especially the military, the President Obama is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda – first in Egypt, then in Libya, and now in Syria.

Just yesterday, Syria hacked Marines.com, and urged U.S. Marines to join them in their fight against al Qaeda in Syria.  The article linked contains pictures, allegedly, of U.S. Marines protesting any action in Syria.  The message read, in part, “Marines, please take a look at what your comrades think about Obama’s alliance with al-Qaida against Syria. Your officer in charge probably has no qualms about sending you to die against soldiers just like you, fighting a vile common enemy. The Syrian army should be your ally not your enemy.”

Sure, this could be Syrian propaganda.  But it’s worth recording, particularly in the context of military casualties under Obama.  Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, there have been 2,161 deaths in Afghanistan.  According to CNSNews.com, as of January 11, 2013, there were 2,053 deaths, 72% which occurred during Obama’s first term.  Since then, there have been an additional 108 deaths.  That math means that under eight years of Bush’s command, there were 575 deaths in the Afghanistan war, while under Obama – in less than five years – there have been 1,586 deaths.  By any measure, a staggering increase of fatalities.  Many view this tragic trend as an inevitable result of the Obama rules of engagement.

John McCain and Lindsey Graham are two of the leading voices of Republican support for Obama’s intended Syrian invasion.  Yet can you recall any military action these two ever opposed?  They’ve even gone to the right of Obama’s (already) unpopular planned strike: they want to force regime change, effectively empowering al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.  Why go half-hearted into a terrible idea?

The media, for their part, seem divided.  Many sheepish reporters have been guilt tripped into supporting a strike, given Obama’s and Kerry’s emotional indictments against Assad.  CNN, for example, urges the President to act for “what’s right.”  The Washington Post, on the other hand, featured two op-eds: one, telling Congress to steer clear of any intervention, and another merely recommending that Republicans limit the scope of the engagement (the juvenile argument being that “isolationism” is bad, or something).  (See here, and here.)  (Jennifer Rubin, you’ve always been condescending toward conservatives, but now we’re all “isolationists” for not wanting to unnecessarily kick-off WWIII?)

As an update, Israel has sent home the reservists it called up.  Seems like Israel has left the U.S. sphere of influence, and made peace with not only Iran, but Syria and Russia. The threat of the Ikhwan is that great to the Middle East at this time.  This is in line with Netanyahu’s doublespeak, when he at once publicly aired photos and videos of gas masks being handed out to Israeli citizens, and at the same time told the people that there was a “low probability” of any fallout.

Assad, for his part, has stepped up the rhetoric and warned the United States that any action would likely result in a regional war.  This echoes the thinly veiled warnings of Russia and Iran.  But who would the war be between?  Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran, Israel (?), Jordan – at least – vs. the United States, France, and the Muslim Brotherhood.  That’s one likely break.

But it’s potentially simpler.  You have the Islamists backed by Pakistan’s ISI and bankrolled by Qatar, with the United States armed forces acting as their spearhead (?!), against the forces of Orthodox Christianity and secularism.  Further simplified, Dawood Ibrahim (and the USA) vs. Aleksandr Dugin and his regional partners.

Now that Obama has purged the brass, what will the remaining brass do?  Do they really want to fight this war on behalf of al Qaeda, their sworn enemies?  I can’t imagine so.  There was hope that maybe the Republican House will bail them out, but don’t look for support from Senators McCain or Graham.  Today, Boehner announced his support.  So where’s that leave us?  If Congress authorizes, then what?

Under the First Amendment, we are allowed to wonder out loud.

Does America’s military might get employed publicly on the side of al Qaeda, for the first time in history?  Or, does Cairo repeat itself in Washington D.C.?

Stay tuned.

Editor’s Note: We have been informed that in addition to top brass, Senior NCOs are also being purged from the ranks.  In the words of a veteran, NCOs are the heart and soul of the American military.  Also, rank and file soldiers are being discharged (less than honorably) for any criticism of Obama’s political policies, including gays and women in the military.  To paraphrase another veteran, Obama is flirting with disaster in Syria, threatening war while there is no clear threat to the United States; and furthermore, at a time when the military has been “hollowed out.”  The consequences of such an action very well may disastrous.  To quote, “We need a measure of sanity before we loose the dogs of war.”