By: Paul Budline
By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media
The Washington Post headline said the convoluted answer constituted “40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama.” The Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate evaded direct questions from a newspaper’s editorial board about whether she had voted for Obama. It was truly an embarrassment. NBC’s Chuck Todd basically said she’s finished as a candidate.
But while Lundergan Grimes is avoiding the issue, and Obama is not even on the ballot this year, the Communist Party is openly organizing against the Republican Party in order to strengthen Obama’s ability to carry out his Marxist agenda in his final two years in office.
With elections just a month away, the Communists have made it plain, once again, that they favor Democrats over Republicans.
While Lundergan Grimes’s ridiculous evasions are getting some media attention, the nature of Obama’s “progressive” base will get glossed over because it’s not politically correct to talk about communists involved in the political process. That’s considered McCarthyism.
Communist support for Obama is definitely a taboo subject for the press.
Although the CPUSA is not necessarily the preeminent communist organization on the U.S. political scene these days, it still maintains links to the Russian Communist Party and is able to organize and deploy activists in some critical election contests, such as in North Carolina and Florida.
On the occasion of the CPUSA’s 30th party convention in June in Chicago, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation sent a “Dear Comrades” letter of greetings, seeking to “further strengthen these ties on the basis of the principles of proletarian internationalism.”
In 2012, the Communist Party had said that re-electing Obama was “absolutely essential.” Now it’s afraid of Republicans undermining his Marxist agenda by making gains in the November elections.
“Defeating the extreme right wing in this election comes down to voter turnout,” says Communist Party operative Joelle Fishman. “This huge fight to get out the vote can result in a stronger movement going forward.” Fishman warns of “Republican sabotage” against Obama, Republicans winning control of the Senate, and Republican governors “on a rampage.”
The party disagrees with Obama on some issues, but generally supports what he has done—and what he wants to accomplish in his final two years.
The party’s slogan used to be, “People before profits.” Now it’s “People and nature before profits,” incorporating the demands of the “green” movement to deindustrialize the U.S., promote “climate change” legislation and stop fracking.
While Republicans think the pendulum is swinging in their favor this year, Fishman begs to differ, noting, “The political landscape is beginning to change in the historically deep red Southern states. The Moral Monday movement has spread to 12 states now, including Indiana. It is a multi-issue, multi-racial movement that is taking on racism and other divisions. Sen. Bernie Sanders has toured Southern states with this message. The racist police killing in Ferguson, Missouri and the exposé of lack of representation there is also inspiring voter registration in the south and nationally.”
The so-called “racist police killing” is, of course, a reference to police officer Darren Wilson defending himself against a black robber who rushed and attacked him in his police car.
Fishman’s praise of the so-called Moral Mondays Movement is significant. It began in North Carolina as a protest against Republican Party gains in that state. It is considered one reason why Democratic Senator Kay Hagan could hold on to her North Carolina Senate seat.
In Florida, the CPUSA is promoting the “Pledge to Vote Out Rick Scott,” the state’s Republican governor. His opponent is Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-Democrat, who is counting on support from marijuana activists eager to vote for a “medical marijuana” measure, Amendment 2, on the state ballot. Crist is pro-pot and works for the trial lawyer, John Morgan, who put $4 million into the effort to get the measure on the ballot.
The Communist Party says its members constitute “a growing presence within the Sunshine State’s progressive movement.” The party newspaper said, “The party here has steadily built relationships with the various forces that make up the people’s movement, and has picked up younger members who have helped spur the growth of active party clubs in central Florida and Tampa, with more being organized in other parts of Florida.”
The “people’s movement” is a reference to progressives working within the Democratic Party.
In the past, CPUSA operatives have participated in events sponsored by the Campaign for America’s Future, a George Soros-funded group. On October 14, the Campaign For America’s Future? will hold its 2014 Awards Gala to celebrate what it calls “true progressive champions” such as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Lee Saunders, president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
The master of ceremonies is Sally Kohn—described as “one of America’s leading progressive voices”—a CNN contributor and columnist for The Daily Beast. An open lesbian, she used to work for Fox News.
Other speeches are scheduled from Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García, and The Nation magazine’s editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Although he is considered a progressive hero, de Blasio has been under scrutiny for his failure to obtain a security clearance in order to review sensitive documents on terrorist threats to the city. The speculation is that de Blasio’s illegal foreign trip to Communist Cuba, supposedly on a “honeymoon,” makes him a security risk who couldn’t get a security clearance to handle the documents.
None of this seems to bother the progressives and their communist fellow-travelers.
The liberal publication Politico had cited de Blasio and others as evidence of “[a]n ascendant progressive and populist movement” close to taking over the Democratic Party. But the story made no mention of the communists openly bragging about their work inside the party.
By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media
While the left is blasting Leon Panetta for being disloyal to President Obama for citing his failures in Iraq and Syria in his new book, and many on the right are praising him for finally speaking the truth, he has partly come clean on the issue of Benghazi. Panetta, the former CIA Director and Defense Secretary went on Bill O’Reilly’s show this week and admitted that he had told the President of the United States that the Benghazi attacks were an “attack by terrorists” that very night, on September 11, 2012.
President Obama has admitted to O’Reilly that he was told that night that it was an “attack.” It turns out that President Obama’s response on Benghazi was, once again, misleading. He told O’Reilly for his pre-Super Bowl appearance that he was briefed that there was “an attack on our compound” and that they were still trying to ascertain who was responsible. Panetta’s more recent account contradicts Obama’s dissembling.
But it is useful to note that in Panetta’s just-released book, Worthy Fights, he pulls his punches and writes, “We told him that some kind of attack had taken place that threatened our ambassador and compound in Benghazi, but we also cautioned that these were very preliminary reports.” So when did “some kind of attack” become an “attack by terrorists” in Panetta’s mind—before or after the cameras were turned on by Fox News?
In reaction to Panetta’s revelation, two members of the Annex Security Team were asked by Sean Hannity on his Fox News show Wednesday night whether our government was lying and covering up on Benghazi. Their response: that’s the only conclusion that can be drawn at this point. But the mainstream media aren’t interested in hearing their stories, or their conclusions.
We have learned through a confidential, trusted source that there is a memo at NBC Universal that instructed its staff at NBC, MSNBC, and other subsidiaries not to cover developments in the story of the book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, and the members of the Annex Security Team who wrote the book, and served in Benghazi, Libya during the attacks. Therefore it is not surprising that NBC and MSNBC have refused to allow the members of the security team, who first spoke about it publicly on a Fox News Channel special last month hosted by Bret Baier, onto shows on their networks.
This media blackout is also taking place at CBS and ABC, which refuse to bring on the Annex Security Team.
CNN’s Jake Tapper was willing to interview the Annex Security Team to review their story after Bret Baier’s special—why not the rest of broadcast media?
The American people are clearly interested in hearing about the heroism of these brave men in the face of dangerous terrorist attacks. At the end of September, 13 Hours topped the New York Times Bestseller list in “combined print and e-book nonfiction.” It stayed there in early October, and as of this writing still makes it into the top five “combined print and e-book nonfiction” books. Clearly, their story has staying power and is not going away despite the media blackout.
Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices was a number one bestseller as well, and it received non-stop news coverage as the presidential hopeful booked interview after interview with the different broadcast and cable news networks.
It has become apparent, once again, that stories which damage the official narrative of what happened in Benghazi, that hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances to run for president, or that may sully President Barack Obama’s reputation are ignored by our agenda-driven mainstream media, particularly the broadcast channels. Stories that report on real-life events, demonstrate courage in the face of danger, and are apolitical, must bow to the liberal media’s overriding need to ensure the Democratic Party’s political fortunes, especially in an election season.
The security contractors who co-authored 13 Hours were personally responsible for helping save the lives of over 20 people at the CIA Annex in Benghazi. And they note in their book that 13 Hours “is not intended to support or satisfy one side or the other in resolving the [Benghazi] controversies that remain. By telling their story, the Benghazi operators hope that the battle and their actions will be understood on their own terms, outside of partisan or political interests.”
However, their assertion that they were told to “stand down” three times by CIA Chief of Base “Bob,” and their belief that the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith were preventable had they left the CIA Annex sooner, make the Obama administration overall, and CIA, in particular, look bad because these entities have repeatedly denied that a stand-down order was ever given.
“I understand that this might just be semantics,” said Jake Tapper on his CNN show, “The Lead.” “But their argument is that Bob wanted to make sure that they got Intel, wanted to make sure you had enough weapons, wanted to make sure there was enough backup. It wasn’t a political decision.”
The assertion that there were multiple stand-down orders also contradicts the official narrative. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concluded last January that “Although some members of the security team expressed frustration that they were unable to respond more quickly to the Mission compound, the Committee found no evidence of intentional delay or obstruction by the Chief of Base or any other party.”
As we have reported, 13 Hours reveals that CIA Chief of Base “Bob” had apparently entrusted the lives of Tyrone Woods and another operator to the nonexistent protection that was the 17 February Martyrs Brigade in a run-in with Ansar al Sharia before September 2012. The brigade did not provide help, but “[Tyrone Woods] talked his way out of the standoff,” according to the book.
“Had it escalated, the outnumbered and outgunned Americans would have stood little chance,” states 13 Hours. Woods would eventually give his life in service to his country.
Perhaps, since Fox News took the lead, the other networks are not willing to cover developments that in their world have become Fox News stories. But that’s not what is going on here. The problem is that any exploration of this topic would be damaging to the Obama administration, and to Hillary Clinton’s plans for the White House.
The Obama administration’s attitude toward Fox News, especially on Benghazi, has been outrageous. Fox News was excluded from State Department and Central Intelligence Agency media background meetings regarding Benghazi, according to Greta Van Susteren. “A few weeks later, when reporter Jennifer Griffin said she was told that there was a stand-down order at Benghazi, I got a weird call from the Obama administration trying to pressure me to get Jennifer to back down on her report. I thought the call from the Obama administration was dirty,” said Greta.
Stories that do emerge but question the official narrative on Benghazi must die, and die quickly, according to a mainstream media which must compete for favor with the administration if it’s going to be allowed to do any reporting on other controversial topics. This conflict of interest is unhealthy, and the press should do as James Risen suggests, and “do even more aggressive investigative reporting.”
But the mainstream media are simply following the administration’s lead: trying to shut down all stories that contradict the official narrative, and casting Benghazi, once again, as a “phony scandal.” Maybe if they repeat this myth often enough, even more members of the media might actually believe it themselves.
By: Sher Zieve
For the first time in the history of the United States of America, the country is under constant and escalating assaults from both outside and within its borders. In actual fact, its Southern Border has been completely erased by the resident of what was once its citizens’ White House. In 2008, a cabal of cut-throat criminals took it over and appear to has no intention of releasing its death grip on it, the nation or its people. This group–known as the “Obama syndicate”–plans to exercise and retain its illegally wrought power by whatever means necessary.
Bringing Fatal Diseases into the USA
One of the most basic action items of all plans for chaos and conquest is the cause panic amongst those one is working to suppress and conquer. In the USA, this concept is now being implemented on multiple fronts. Illegal alien children and others carrying new diseases and old ones with new strains are not only being allowed to enter the USA through our now wide-open Southern border but, medical personnel are being told to let them thorough despite their showing symptoms of those diseases. Fox News writes:
A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas…
Those children were then shipped to places selected by the Obama syndicate for dispersal–with no information to the governors of those States as to where they were sent. Instead the ObamaGov said it was a matter of “privacy.”
Question: Still think the USA isn’t under the Obama dictatorship? Those children were quickly enrolled in and are now attending schools in the USA. American children are now coming down with Enterovirus D-68–brought in to the USA by the illegal children–and have begun to die. Can there be any other reason for this than Obama planned it to occur. Remember in January, the US federal government advertised for “vendors” (aka “human traffickers?”) to “escort” UACs (unaccompanied adult ‘children’) and juveniles from Central America into the USA. The Ad reads in part:
ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.
In other words, this invasion was planned by Obama and his syndicate.
CBN News writes:
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson writes that some people are raising the question of whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children who have come to the United States in the past year.
Attkisson points out the origin could be entirely unrelated, but that a study in Virology Journal found the virus among more than 3,000 young people in eight Latin American countries last year.
She also notes there are significant numbers of illegal immigrant children in both cities where the current outbreak was first identified: Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago.
In 2010, Obama changed the law regarding quarantines of people entering the country with yet another of his now-infamous Executive Orders (aka “dictatorial commandments”). He removed them. Now, people are entering at will and bringing both old and new strains of Ebola into the USA…at Obama’s command. Although, the CDC–now wholly controlled by the Obama syndicate–is saying that additional screenings will be implemented “soon” at airports for those traveling from Ebola countries, the US Southern border is still wide-open. So–to quote a another patently unethical Democrat “leader”–what difference does it make? One way or another the current criminal cabal in charge of Washington D.C. will have its way…because we let them get away with it.
Islamic Terrorism–is there really any other kind, today?
For those who continue to insist that “not all Muslims are terrorists” and “moderate Muslims don’t support terrorism” I say “Bunk and balderdash!” There is not and has never been such a thing as a “moderate Muslim.” At least on this planet, it doesn’t exist. Muslims are commanded by their “prophet” Muhammad to read and follow the Qur’an.
The Qur’an commands all Muslims to “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes…” [K. 8:12] and “Believers [Muslims], take neither Jews nor Christians to be your friends: they are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their number, and God does not guide (those Jewish and Christian) wrong-doers.” [Sura 5:51.]
Also, there are these: “Prophet, make war on unbelievers and hypocrites, and deal rigorously with them.” [Sura 9:73] “Let not the unbelievers think they will ever get away. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of Allah and your enemy… Prophet, [Muhammad] rouse the faithful to arms! If they [the non-Muslims] incline to peace [accept Islam] make peace with them.” [Sura 8:59] If they reject your judgment, know that it is Allah’s wish to scourge them for their sins.” [Sura 5:49]
The above are just a few of the many examples of the myriad blood-thirsty commands to kill the “unbelievers” given by the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
In order to obtain another opinion, I contacted the head of the Calabasas, CA chapter of ACT for America, Shari Goodman. Shari is, also, a writer and former teacher. Below is the interview.
Sher: Shari, you currently head of the Calabasas Chapter of ACT for America, an organization which “promotes national security and defeating terrorism.” In contrast to many shrink away from the fight in our own country against terrorist Islam, you have actively joined the battle. What led you courageously engage the enemy in our country and, frankly, the world when so many others choose to ignore it and hide?
Shari: The mass murder of 3000 fellow Americans on 9/11 was a turning point for many of us. I realized that the enemy, bent on our destruction, was within the gate, and that the ideology responsible for such a needless attack can be found in Quranic doctrine. While researching the Quran and Sharia law, I was appalled at the numerous Quranic instructions within Islam that command Muslims to “slay the unbelievers” and the inherent threat it held for all of us. There was a need to identify the threat, understand where it came from, and then develop a strategy to combat it. Brigitte Gabriel offered many of us concerned Americans an opportunity to fight back by organizing local ACT chapters throughout the country with a mission to safeguard our national security and way of life.
Sher: Speaking only for yourself, what do you see as the current greatest threats to our country and do you see any actions that can be taken by the public to extinguish them?
Shari: National security is the greatest issue facing our country. Without national security there is no life. Everything else is secondary. The greatest threat we now face stems from radical Islam. Americans must understand that Islam is radical. While there may be peaceful Muslims who do not follow Islamic instructions, Quranic doctrine itself is radical because it teaches that all non-Muslims are designated to Dar Al Harb (the House of War) while Muslims are designated to Dar Al Islam (the House of Islam). By it very nature, Islam is dualistic. Peace is reserved for the believers, while war is commanded against all non-believers.
For the last few decades and especially after 9/11, we have seen an influx of Muslim immigration onto our shores and with it the rise of over 2000 mosques throughout the United States. Within those mosques lies the Quran, a hateful doctrine, that calls for our demise. It is an affront to every American infidel that our government has sanctioned such a doctrine and given it a welcome mat. It must be understood that mosques are not akin to churches and synagogues, but that mosques serve as community centers where the call to arms goes out.
The Hijra (the call for Islamic immigration in pursuit of conquest) has been encouraged by the Muslim Brotherhood which set up operation here during the early 1950’s. Since that time, they have established dozens of organized front groups to infiltrate all of our institutions at the local, state, and federal level. So while we are at risk from a violent Jihad perpetrated by ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, or the lone wolf, as demonstrated by the recent Oklahoma beheading, the Ft. Hood shooting, or the Boston Marathon bombing, we also have a more insidious stealth jihad that is taking place by Islamists who are using our freedom and laws to “destroy us from within” as stated in the Muslim Brotherhood Explanatory Memorandum for North America. The Muslim Student Association is on nearly every major American university campus. CAIR, (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) is the public relation face of Hamas in the United States. Saudi Arabian oil money has paid for dozens of Islamic and Near East Studies departments, and the consequence is biased anti-Semitic Middle East propoganda driven by Jew hatred.
Our public school textbooks at the Middle School level have devoted three chapters to a white-washed version of Islam while only three pages are devoted to Judaism and Christianity. Within law enforcement, we not permitted to refer to “Islamic” terrorism. Thousands of training manuels that pertained to Islamic terror have been shredded by the FBI and the Pentagon. Why? One need not look any further than the Muslim Brotherhood’s operatives influence in the halls of government and seat of power. Whether it is Salam Al Marayati, Dalia Mogahed, Mohamed Elibiari. Nihad Awad, and many others, they now have a seat at the table much to the chagrin of Americans asleep at the wheel.
Unfortunately, unless Americans wake up from their stupor , it will be too late. It will require boldness and courage to be politically incorrect if we are to survive as a Republic with our Constitution intact. First, we must stop Islamic immigration. A hostile foreign population without Judeo/Christian principles, but with a value system hostile to Western human rights is a danger to our homeland and a subversive fifth column.
Furthermore, universities should be forbidden by law from accepting foreign donations from oil rich oligarchies. Such donations have served to undermine our foreign policy, and it has infected our universities with a virulent form of anti-Semitism. Islamists have been granted permission to use our educational system to indoctrinate impressionable young men and women with their age old doctrine of hate under the guise of freedom and democracy. This must cease and I encourage legislators to come together to enact laws to prohibit it.
The Muslim Brotherhood must be designated as a subversive terrorist organization and banned from our shores. A Congressional committee should be formed to study and investigate Islamic Doctrine to determine whether it is a seditious doctrine that undermines our Constitution, and if found to be a fascist triumphant political doctrine at odds with our Constitution and Bill of Rights, it should be banned within the United States. Muslims who seek to practice Islam will be forced to go elsewhere.
Lastly, it is important for every American to sound the alarm. Government is as good as our involvement in it. Each political candidate seeking your vote should only receive it if he or she has earned it. Ask them where they stand on Islamic immigration and the Muslim Brotherhood operation in this country. They must be forced to address these issues and they must have a game plan. If they do not, then they are the wrong candidates for the job. Our national security is dependent on them, but they are dependent on us. Let them earn your vote.
Shari Goodman is a former teacher, writer, and activist. Her political commentaries have appeared in Eagle Rising, Family Security Matters, Atlas Shrugs, Israel Today and the Los Angeles Times. She has been a guest on KABC radio in Los Angeles. In pursuit of sounding the alarm, she is available for speaking engagements. She can be contacted at [email protected]
Any way we slice it, the people of the USA and the country, itself, have been placed in mortal danger by Obama and his criminal syndicate. If you don’t vote to rid the country of as many of his ilk, you are a collaborator and supporter of his evil. Keep that in mind on 4 November.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
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In 2012, when a revised agreement was signed between Brookings and the Qatari government, the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself praised the agreement on its website, announcing that “the center will assume its role in reflecting the bright image of Qatar in the international media, especially the American ones.” Brookings officials have also admitted that they have regular meetings with Qatari government officials about the center’s activities and budget. And, no surprise here, the former Qatari prime minister sits on the center’s advisory board.
Former US envoy Martin Indyk, John Kerry’s Middle East peace envoy, in his capacity as Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, cashed a $14.8 million check from Qatar this past year. The Brookings Institution’s Board is composed of distinguished business executives, academics, former government officials and community leaders — from both sides of the political spectrum. Brookings was involved in recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a definite conflict of interest since Qatar is widely known to fund terror in the West Bank, specifically, Hamas. Known as the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today with their deep, deep pockets, Qatar has interests, both economic and political, with terrorists on a global scale.
Qatar is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al Qaeda and Boko Haram. They are involved in the trafficking of Taliban heroin through a strategic relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell. Furthermore, the Qatari ruling elite profit from operating a virtual slave state, which has accepted as a fait accompli that 4,000 migrant workers will die constructing soccer stadiums for the 2022 World Cup (to be held in Doha). The ruling Al-Thani family has leveraged its relationships with violent Jihadi groups to prop up Qatar economically and politically; to the detriment of the United States, her allies and world peace. Since the Brookings Institution has a direct economic relationship with Qatar, it indicates they are not a valid, bipartisan think tank… but rather a clearing house for the funding of terror and the rise of the genocidal Islamic State.
Some background on Indyk is in order. Martin Indyk is a notorious Progressive. He was also on the Council of Foreign Relations and was Deputy Research Director for AIPAC. He is known as the framer of the US policy of dual containment which sought to ‘contain’ Iraq and Iran. Indyk was the first United States ambassador to be stripped of a security clearance. He was ambassador to Israel. Indyk was under investigation for improperly handling sensitive material at the time. His clearance was restored a month later, in October 2000, by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
One year after 9/11, the United States government decided to cozy up with Qatar. The Brookings Institution – a large, renowned think tank based in Washington, DC – founded the US-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) with the nation of Qatar.
From the Brookings website:
The forum was launched in the wake of the September 11th attacks. Its goal was the development of research and outreach programs designed to improve US relations with Muslim states and communities. A particular challenge in that moment of tension and frustration was the virtual absence of dialogue between leaders of the United States and the Muslim world.
The formation of these outreach programs was more akin to an open invitation to bribery, spying and subversion, than improving American relations with Muslim-majority nations.
The New York Times penned an article in September of this year that outlines the influence of foreign governments through the stealth funding of US-based think tanks. The Brookings Institution is not alone by any means; however, their history of powerful connections to the White House and military analysts and brass makes them a shining star in the orbit of Qatar’s heady influence.
Qatari money buys conclusions reached by Brookings scholars in their research – conclusions that are dictated by the financier. In Qatar’s case, one that forwards totalitarian-Sharia law and a global reach for power and control. It is the prostitution of intellectual reason and financed propaganda. These think tanks are not transparent concerning their agreements with foreign governments. They have also not registered with the US government as representatives of a foreign, donor country, which is a violation of federal law. It is widely held that the practice could violate the Foreign Agents Registration Act, the 1938 federal law that sought to combat a Nazi propaganda campaign in the United States. Not for nothing, the Muslim Brotherhood came to maturity at the same time as, and often in direct contact with, the Nazi Party of Germany.
The Brookings Institution is a major recipient of overseas funds, producing policy papers, hosting forums and organizing private briefings for senior United States government officials that typically align with the foreign governments’ agendas. Brookings’ 2014, $14.8 million, four-year donation, from Qatar, will help fund a Brookings affiliate in Qatar, as well as a project regarding United States relations with the Islamic world. Who needs a bloody coup, when you can buy influence? The funding, which amounts to an open bribe, hushes up the criticism of research groups on Qatar and their political dealings and legal/religious systems.
From The New York Times:
“If a member of Congress is using the Brookings reports, they should be aware — they are not getting the full story,” said Saleem Ali, who served as a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar and who said he had been told during his job interview that he could not take positions critical of the Qatari government in papers. “They may not be getting a false story, but they are not getting the full story.”
Qatar hosts two massive US military bases, which are viewed as central to Qatar’s own national security. They have been especially generous in their giving to American think tanks, attempting to buy influence and sway opinion. A backer of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Qatar maintains that a Muslim Brotherhood-style political Islam is the Arab world’s best hope for democracy and they seem to have many allies in DC, including Barack Obama, who supported the Qatari-backed efforts in Egypt and Libya.
An anonymous donor at Brookings, with ties to the Turkish government, made a strong statement to a scholar there who made critical statements about Qatar by suspending their support and their money. “It is the self-censorship that really affects us over time,” the scholar said. “But the fund-raising environment is very difficult at the moment, and Brookings keeps growing and it has to support itself.” The Qatari government is the single, biggest foreign donor to Brookings. Of course, the powers-that-be at Brookings claim they have cited strict internal policies that they claim ensure their scholars’ work is “not influenced by the views of our funders,” in Qatar or in Washington. But, as evidenced by numerous insider accounts and bolstered by Brookings’ implicit backing of Qatar’s Arab Spring, big money not only talks, it controls, too.
Mr. Ali, who served as one of the first visiting fellows at the Brookings Doha Center after it opened in 2009, said such a policy, though unwritten, was clear:
“There was a no-go zone when it came to criticizing the Qatari government,” said Mr. Ali, who is now a professor at the University of Queensland in Australia. “It was unsettling for the academics there. But it was the price we had to pay.
In a recent report appearing in the UK-based Telegraph, both Qatar and Kuwait were singled out for openly, and even avidly, aiding fundraising efforts for genocidal Islamic State/ISIS terrorists who are currently engaged in fierce clashes with the Syrian army alongside Israel on the Golan Heights. With Qatar’s open financing of Hamas, their ties to the Brookings Institution are even more suspect. Qatar has also been used as a proxy in Obama’s war in Syria — they are the main sponsor of the Syrian insurgency.
The Brookings Institution’s President, Strobe Talbott, takes exception to their being bought and paid for by Qatar. But, let us recall who Talbott is: Talbott was the Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration. The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has taken millions from Qatar. He was also named as a Russian asset by high ranking SVR defector and trusted FBI informant, Sergei Tretyakov.
Director of the Foreign Policy Program, Indyk, though supposedly neutral in politics because of the Brookings Institution think tank status, nevertheless had harsh words for Israel – which must have pleased Qatar immensely. As explained in an article in the Washington Free Beacon:
The U.S.-Israel alliance “is crumbling” due to waning support for Israel among Democrats and “total disrespect” for the Obama administration among segments of the Israeli government, according to President Barack Obama’s former Middle East envoy Martin Indyk, who alternately bashed Israel and the White House during a frank off-the-record talk at a Washington, D.C., synagogue during the Yom Kippur holiday.
Indyk, who left his role as U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in July, lashed out at the Jewish state for showing “disrespect” to the Obama administration and warned that the historically strong U.S.-Israel “relationship is in trouble,” according to an audio recording of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Indyk—who was revealed by the Free Beacon earlier this year to have spent time bashing Israel over drinks at a bar—has been identified by officials in both Israel and Washington as the primary source for numerous recent stories in the media blaming Israel for the failure of peace talks with the Palestinians.
His comments over the Yom Kippur holiday in front of a Jewish audience at the Adas Israel synagogue in Washington, D.C., reflect the chilly relationship between the former White House emissary and the Israeli Prime Minister.
This is a telling stance against our most trusted and powerful ally, Israel, in a time of war. In summation, we have condemnation for Israel, while taking money from those who fund our enemies, including Hamas – Qatar. The rap sheet accumulated by the Brookings Institution and their President, Strobe Talbott, reasonably casts it as a potential enemy from within. It is in the interests of government security officials and the American public to scrutinize their alleged neutrality in analysis, for it appears to be one-sided for Qatar.
Before Indyk’s current position with the Brookings Institution, he previously served as head of the think tank’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy and rejoined as Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy after leaving the Obama Administration in July. He claims accusations against him and Brookings are “scandalous” for taking a $14.8 million dollar check to fund the Institute. “Brookings is an independent research institution, none of whose funders are able to determine its research projects,” he said. But it would seem that their funders are the ones determining those research projects and their outcomes. Let Qatar finance global terror and have Brookings sing their praises. As long as they cut our check, nothing to see here, folks. We’re innocent – so says Indyk in so many words.
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“I hope nobody really believes that I cashed a check for $14.8 million dollars, which is what’s going around in right-wing Jewish circles,” Indyk added. “We should all take a deep breath about some of these lurid, scandalous stories.”
One wonders if Mr. Indyk would view this fact-based appraisal of Brookings as “lurid” and “scandalous.” The Brookings Institution went on to hold a company-wide meeting to allay fears with their staff of perceived corruption and foreign government influence. But nothing about them being a front for anti-Semitism and terrorist funding. Nothing about Qatar’s ties to al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. Nothing about the Brookings Institution and Qatar – the money, power and influence behind sponsored global terror.