07/6/18

IRGC a Terror Organization? Ah, Yeah

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

Why would there need to be some consideration to list the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terror organization? Anyone?

Begin with Hezbollah:

US State Department-designated terrorist group Hezbollah announced that Facebook and Twitter had terminated its main accounts. In a post on encrypted messenger, Telegram, Hezbollah opined that the shutdowns were “part of the propaganda campaign against the resistance due to the important role of the organization’s information apparatus in various arenas.” Hezbollah then began redirecting people to other Hezbollah accounts on social media. More here.

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The U.S. Navy stands ready to ensure freedom of navigation and free flow of commerce, a spokesman for the U.S. military’s Central Command said on Thursday, after Iran warned it will block oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran has threatened in recent days to close the strait, a vital route for world oil supplies, if Washington tries to cut Tehran’s exports.

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday Iran would block any exports of crude for the Gulf in retaliation for hostile U.S. action.

“The U.S. and its partners provide, and promote security and stability in the region,” Central Command spokesman Navy Captain Bill Urban said in an email to Reuters.

Asked what would be the U.S. Naval Forces reaction if Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, he said: “Together, we stand ready to ensure the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce wherever international law allows.”

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Navy (IRGCN) lacks a strong navy and instead focuses on an asymmetric warfare capability in the Gulf. It possesses many speed boats and portable anti-ship missile launchers and can lay naval mines. Full story.

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The Trump administration is weighing whether to label a powerful arm of Iran’s military as a terrorist group, part of an effort to use every possible tool in the box to pressure Tehran.

Senior current and former officials familiar with the matter tell CNN the White House is considering designating Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, a debate that has senior Cabinet officials squaring off on both sides.

The designation decision, formally under the State Department’s purview, is taking on heightened importance as part of the White House’s increasingly aggressive strategy towards Iran. Officials have been debating it for several months and have yet to reach a consensus.

While some warn a designation could pose risks to US personnel and installations overseas, it would allow the White House to freeze IRGC assets, impose travel bans and levy criminal penalties on top of pre-existing economic sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump.

“The United States is trying to change malign behavior of the Iranians and deter their aggression,” said Chris Costa, the executive director of the Spy Museum and a recently retired special adviser to Trump on counterterrorism. For that goal, “the special designation is a very important tool,” he said.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in favor of the designation, sources familiar with his thinking say.

“There’s lots of things that are being discussed, things that will prove, we believe, very effective at the end goal-which is, at the end of the day, what matters, right?” Pompeo told CNN in a recent interview. “The end goal is to convince the Islamic Republic of Iran to be a normal country.” He declined to discuss specific plans for future sanctions and designations.

But labeling an official state military as a terror group, particularly a group with the reach and force of the IRGC, would be unprecedented and could expose US diplomatic and military officials to additional hazards, some warn.

The powerful military and security body is key to Iran’s influence in the Middle East, often linked to Iran’s support for terrorism. The organization controls wide swaths of the Iranian economy, including the energy sector.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has cautioned the administration that designating the IRGC could pose dangers to US forces, according to one source familiar with the matter. While the intelligence community doesn’t make policy decisions, its head, Coats, is the lowest common denominator who pools the analysis and assessments of all the agencies to advise policymakers.

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke publicly about the potential dangers of designating the IRGC.

“There are particular risks and complexities to designating an entire army, so to speak, of a country where that then puts in place certain requirements … that then triggers certain actions that we think are not appropriate and not necessarily in the best interests of our military,” Tillerson told reporters during a press briefing in October.

Turning Up the Heat

In March, Trump ousted Tillerson, who had advocated for staying within the Iran deal, replacing him with Pompeo, then his Central Intelligence Agency director.

In contrast to Tillerson, Pompeo has been a hardline voice on Tehran. According to sources familiar with the matter, the top US diplomat wants as many designations against Iran as possible to squeeze its economy. He has not been shy in speeches or social media posts about stopping Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei from wreaking havoc in the Gulf.

Alireza Miryousefi, a spokesman for the Iranian mission to the United Nations, said talk of the possible terrorist designation was in keeping with an American tendency to use terrorism for political aims.

“The US a long history politicizing the term ‘terrorism’ for its own political ends, which undermines others fighting terrorism,” Miryousefi said. “To associate the term with the IRGC is categorically preposterous, especially considering their central role in fighting terrorism in the Middle East, including ISIS and al-Qaeda.”

The US will have to consider its allies in Europe if it takes the step of designating the IRGC.

Since Trump announced his intention to abandon the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal in May, his administration has imposed a swath of new sanctions, including one that will require all countries to eliminate Iranian oil imports by November. That move is particularly unpopular with European allies struggling to hold the deal together and keep a lid on Iranian nuclear development.

Trump administration officials leave next week for a second round of international trips to get partners on board with its broader strategy of increased sanctions and strictures on Iran. The National Security Council did not comment on that effort. Europeans say they remain unconvinced.

“The Americans haven’t explained how they want to reach their goals” with regards to Iran, said one European official. National security adviser John Bolton, meeting last month with European officials to talk about the US campaign against Iran, told them there would no exemptions from sanctions for European companies or entities that do business with Iran under UN sanctions, European officials said.

Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of policy planning, stressed that point in a Monday briefing, telling reporters that the US is “not looking” to issue waivers to European companies.

‘Unconditional surrender’

Bolton told Europeans that Washington was looking for Iran’s “unconditional surrender,” harkening back to demands on Iran made by Pompeo during a speech in late May. The top US diplomat said at the time that the US wanted Iran to abandon its nuclear program, pull out of the Syrian war, and cut ties to terrorism.

Another senior State Department official said “we are looking at a range of avenues to increase pressure.”

Several other administration officials have suggested taking other steps to ramp up pressure on Iran before taking the dramatic step of designating the IRGC.

Successive administrations engaged in a similar debate on whether to designate the Taliban as a foreign terrorist organization, ultimately deciding such a move would hamper efforts to negotiate a political solution in Afghanistan.

According to one former senior intelligence official, the debate about Iran has resurfaced many times over the years, often based on a specific incident or piece of intelligence. The intelligence community will “tell [the administration] what might happen if you do this, what might happen if you don’t,” the official said. “If we declare them terrorists, and we put pressure on them, you do have a number of people who say, ‘what would that do to our forces in Iraq and Syria?’”

Iranian forces might retaliate and “ramp up anti American activities in Iraq,” the official said. Iran could also call American special forces terrorists or threaten embassies, potentially endangering the long-term US presence in Iraq and Syria.

The IRGC, in particular a special unit called the Quds Force, which is the equivalent of US Joint Special Operations Command, has also attempted to recruit “operatives around the world to undertake activity on behalf of Iran,” the official continued.

While the Quds Force has done humanitarian work and conducted military operations over the years, “its current focus remains proxy activities in the region” in Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, for example, the official said.

The IRGC “provides weapons, training for regional proxies, regional forces … it focuses on terrorist groups, including Lebanese Hezbollah, the Houthis,” Costa, the former National Security Council counterterrorism adviser told CNN. “They’re a regional spoiler.”

Officials also suggested a designation of the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, while dramatic, would be largely symbolic because it is already considered a terrorist entity under a 9/11-era executive order signed by President George W. Bush to block terrorist financing.

In October, Trump authorized sanctions aimed at the IRGC under that order, calling the Revolutionary Guard “the Iranian Supreme Leader’s corrupt personal terror force and militia.” He urged US allies to follow suit and impose sanctions against Iran to target its support for terrorism. With a special foreign terrorist designation, the administration could levy a wider and more severe set of sanctions.

‘Another 120,000 terrorists’

Former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo told CNN that a special designation would likely not change how the CIA targets the IRGC.

“The longstanding legal criterion for how US [intelligence] agencies target foreign based threats is if a nation or group engages in international terrorist activities threatening the US or its allies,” he wrote to CNN. “‎For many years, the Iranian government and its entities has fit that bill.”

Many former military and intelligence officials told CNN that US troops are already in significant amounts of danger in the regions where our forces collide with Iran’s military or its proxy forces. Calling them out as terrorists wouldn’t make a big difference, they argue.

“It’s a specious argument to suggest the US military is more vulnerable” if the US makes this call, said Costa.

Anthony Shaffer, a retired US Army Reserve lieutenant colonel who directed several major intelligence operations in the Middle East, told CNN,” My recommendation has always been that they should be a terrorist group,” Shaffer’s book “Dark Heart” describes his experience directly encountering the IRGC funding terrorist efforts in Eastern Afghanistan. “I don’t see how there’s any downside,” he continued.

But if the US takes this unique step, labeling the military branch a terrorist group, it runs the risk of making the IRGC a “hero in the eyes of probably most Iranians for ‘resistance’,” said James Durso, a former US Navy officer and staff member on the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

While the move would likely be “symbolic” at this point, “if we designate the entire IRGC, that’s another 120,000 ‘terrorists’ we will have to track,” he said. “We will have normal relations with Iran someday, so let’s not make 120,000 more future enemies unless there’s a real benefit.”

07/6/18

#MICHIGAN: Help Patrick Colbeck Defeat Abdul al-Sayed, who said ‘You may not hate Muslims but Muslims definitely hate you!’

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Abdul El-Sayed and Patrick Colbeck (right)

Michigan voters may remember when gubernatorial candidate Abdul al-Sayed said to his Republican opponent: ‘You may not hate Muslims but Muslims definitely hate you!’ That opponent is Patrick Colbeck, and he is being supported by Trevor Loudon, Philip Haney and others who are holding a fundraising webinar for him on July 9, 2018.

Patrick Colbeck has been raked across the coals for daring to mention Abdul al-Sayed’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Revealingly, al-Sayed has not addressed these concerns, opting to ignore the charge and paint Patrick Colbeck as anti-Muslim.

Abdul El-Sayed is the epitome of the Red/Green Axis, espousing radical leftist views while being a Muslim, a combination that seems incompatible, but actually is very compatible if the goal is to fundamentally transform America. If you are interested in learning more, scroll all the way to the bottom of this post and watch Trevor Loudon’s mini documentary film: Soviet Islam.

Watch this exchange:

Abdul al-Sayed comes from a very political Muslim background and holds extreme leftist views. It is no secret that El-Sayed was vice-president of the Muslim Student Association, an organization specifically identified as one of those belonging to, or friends of, the Muslim Brotherhood. Perhaps Abdul al-Sayed, whose father was born in Egypt, was unaware of this connection.

Abdul al-Sayed’s father-in-law Dr. Jakaku Tayeb, is the former president and current board member of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and a member of the founders committee for the Muslim Brotherhood-front group Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). CAIR also has deep connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, and the head of CAIR Nihad Awad has claimed his public support of the terrorist group HAMAS.

Just two days ago, al-Sayed tweeted that he was “proud” to have been endorsed by Marxist Democratic Socialist of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won her bid in the New York primary against incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the 14th congressional district.

There are many other tweets between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abdul El-Sayed, an illustration of his radical policies, which by their nature, would raise taxes substantially in Michigan. He wants $15 minimum wage, Single Payer healthcare, universal Pre-K, free college, gun control – including banning the AR-15, which he refers to as a “weapon of war,” massive infrastructure spending, and a “state-operated internet service provider.”

Watch Abdul El-Sayed on CNN:

Some other revealing tweets:

Abdul El-Sayed has attacked Patrick Colbeck for having “Islamophobia,” but he has not addressed Colbeck’s concerns about having connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.

“What frustrates me more is not that you have blatant racism on the part of certain people, but what frustrates me more is in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, is not when bad people speak out but when good people fail to speak out, and what I have not heard is the Republicans on this panel, decisively and swiftly call out this kind of Islamophobia, this kind of racism, in the context that they are wanting to represent the state that has the highest per-capita number of Muslim Americans in the country. Now you may not hate Muslims, but I’ll tell you, Muslims definitely hate you!”

Watch the full 6-minute exchange between Colbeck and Sayed in the video below:

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07/2/18

Iranian Regime Using Water as a Weapon and APT 33

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

The Iranian people have been protesting against the regime for quite some time and in some cases it has turned deadly, where military forces are firing on the protestors. What are the protests about? Their economy. Remember when the Obama White House gave Iran billions that apparently we owed from back debts and the regime was to use the money to infuse growth in the economy? Yeah, not so much. In fact the starving and unemployed citizens of Iran are demanding the regime get out of Syria and pay attention at home.

Related reading: Iran Calls for Calm After Water Protests, Clashes

Yet, water availability in Iran has been at a crisis point for a few years and getting worse.

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07/1/18

The Uses Of Children

By: Tabitha Korol | Renew America

Using children in war situations is not a new phenomenon. They are the most vulnerable to the ruling powers, easily taken from unarmed parents and pressed into service by a government. Czarist Russia drafted children for 20 years, at least 300,000 non-Jewish and 75,000 Jewish Cantonists. Hitler’s Germany drafted thousands of young boys, Hitler youth, indoctrinating them to dedicate their lives for the Reich, unto death if necessary, and most were poorly trained and sent on suicide missions. As many as 40 million children, orphaned by AIDS, and controlled by drugs and religious or political fervor, were recruited in Africa.

Today, nearly 80 percent of about 30 conflicts worldwide have as many as 300,000 young combatants, ages 7 through 15, serving the war effort as scouts, messengers, looters, sex slaves, minesweepers, laborers, makers of bombs and terror tunnels, advance ambush, and suicide bombers. Nearly a half-million children serve in armies not at war – duped, exploited and wasted.

The use of children extends to indoctrination. In Islamic shame/honor cultures, the child is forced to learn the Koran with punishment by the whip, bonding them with violence for life. The child bride, often bartered or kidnapped, becomes an uneducated, incompetent and irresponsible mother, who is still dealing with the abuse, anxiety and trauma of having her female identity excised – female genital mutilation. The ritual produces a damaged self-image, the shame of being female and a self-hatred that is passed on to her numerous children who may well be the result of rape in a forced marriage. Shaming fuels violent aggression that reinforces the male’s brutality, not unlike the self-pity and sense of victimization that fueled Nazism.

Defenseless children may also be used as human shields and jihadis to increase their own death toll and net sympathy from the United Nations, and the girls often serve as “comfort women” for their commanders, to become impregnated and sent into combat with their babies strapped to their backs. The mothers consider their children expendable because they themselves were expendable. Called “the martyr in his mother’s womb,” the fetus is dedicated to death even before his birth. The cause of Islamic conquest is foremost, and the youths who do survive their horrific experiences are so severely scarred that they will suffer lifelong mental health problems. Despite the changes in war and engagement, the aggressor’s agenda is always expansionism, acquisition, domination, and elimination, and the disposable children are sent away for hijrah, jihad by emigration.

If war is the annihilation and replacement of one population by another, then America is experiencing a silent assault and eradication. One method of societal reduction or eradication is the promotion of a woman’s right to abortion over the right of the child to live and prosper. The child is mere material, to be used or discarded, as in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.

The schools are now devaluating sexual differences, first with language, replacing accepted pronouns with gender-neutral sounds and, second, with denying the child’s nature, in the interest of “complete equality.” Teaching staff are encouraging homosexuality, to emasculate the boys and erase the desire for courtship, marriage and reproduction, reinforced by Walt Disney films that encourage a “gay agenda.” Family Research Council has just revealed that hours of instruction on evolving “sexual identity,” contraceptive drugs and devices, and consenting to sex, are taught in Fairfax County School. The appalling curriculum includes (1) gender fluidity: biological sex is meaningless, (2) embracing gender transitioning, (3) encouraging risky sex, (4) discontinuing abstinence education, (5) teaching use of all contraceptive devices without divulging health risks, (6) parents may not opt children out of 8th grade comprehensive dating lessons, and (7) stripping the word “clergy” from adult consultants.

Social engineering is another exploitation of children. Groups, such as the Boy Scouts, established to prepare boys for manhood, independence, strength, creativity, adventure and daring, pride in country and the will to defend our country, are seeing drastic deviations. In a “celebration of cultural exchange, mutual understanding, peace and friendship,” the 2019 World Scout Jamboree event will host thousands of attendees from more than 200 countries and territories and make condoms readily available. For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change to Scouts BSA next February, 2019.

America’s Common Core standards disrespect Biblical and Judeo-Christian values and substitute a whitewashed Islamic and Marxist ideological indoctrination. The storyline is equality of rules and regulations fed by academia, the caliphate, duma, or “Sorospolis” to a passive student body. As in any fascistic system, information is controlled, and dissimilar publications banned. The students are methodically poisoned, their morality shifted from general ethical principles, such as the Golden Rule, to strengthening the Leftist cause.

Because parents protested Common Core, Jeb Bush deceptively introduced his “personalized learning.” Better characterized as “depersonalized training,” it puts children on computer screens that track their thoughts and determine their futures, and features less interaction with teachers and fellow students, allowing for complete indoctrination. The American Psychological Association found increased stress and anxiety for teens (8.7%/2005, 11.5%/2014), due to more restrictive schooling and grading, and doubled suicide rate (tripled for girls).

Already employed in some schools is the deliberate dissuasion for children to bond and develop close and lasting friendships, thereby creating feelings of loneliness and isolation and rendering the children vulnerable to ideological brainwashing. Researchers have said that music, usually a reflection of the times, has been getting sadder over the last 30 years. The “maleness” of songs has also decreased.

The schools and media are promoting a false narrative of multiculturalism, when the goal should be multi-ethnicities, religions and races, living harmoniously under the host’s culture. Migrants to America should be seeking America’s peace and prosperity; to deny its existence is to deliberately propose her people’s destruction – ethnocide. As such, the accusations of racism and colonization of “white-supremacist Europeans or Americans” prepare the groundwork for the annihilation of our heritage and language. Islam has declared its purpose to replace our culture with theirs against a backdrop of hate spewed by progressive faculty, black activists, feminists, and pro-Muslim organizations that demonize Israel and Jews, Christians and America. The children are the war materiel.

Universities are keeping their students ignorant, unskilled, and fearful of hearing opposition to the leftist agenda. They offer protection from the outside world in safe spaces, cry closets and therapy animals. Taught to fear self-reliance, the resultant adults will require government welfare programs, monthly stipends, and healthcare that includes heavy medication for cooperation.

It is time to connect the dots, because each of these instances has one thing in common, the abuse and destruction of children, which, in turn, removes future adults and decreases world population. This silent war of annihilation is being waged by the United Nations; their UN 2030 Agenda describes their plan to control every nation, and the methods are already in operation. While some believe this to be a desire for Utopia, others may relate it to guilt for Europe’s hand in World War II. Whatever the motivation, the ruling class is creating an obedient underclass. In point of fact, this is a fascist agenda of conquest, to stunt natural growth, and prohibit the use of our natural resources to nourish our survival. The result will achieve what other tyrants have achieved with weapons and bloodshed – depopulation, except on a now much larger scale, using children.

The Globalists of the United Nations are dedicated to one world, unified under one flag or governing body, and the elimination of countries’ borders, sovereignty and of individual’s natural rights, and of that historic bulwark against the abuses of tyrants, the nuclear family, best attacked through the children. They seek complete freedom of migration worldwide to “increase liberty, reduce global poverty, and accelerate economic growth.” However, where there is mobility of capital and labor, increases in capital cause decreased labor, resulting in disproportionately low wages, reduced healthcare and education, and shrinking businesses. Unrestrained immigration brought us 14 million illegals by 2012. It does not produce assimilation, but a higher incidence of crime and conflict from dissimilar ideologies and the depopulation objective of our silent warriors – our endangered children.

06/20/18

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06/16/18

‘Zionist regime will perish in the not-so-far future,’ says Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

The lunatic Ayatollah Khamenei will not be the recipient of more pallets of cash in the foreseeable future.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ranted on his un-verified Twitter account that “[T]he #ZionistRegime will not last,” claiming that it was “founded based on falsehood.” He slammed “a few spineless states” who would support Israel, and singled out the White House for moving the embassy to Jerusalem. The “Zionist Regime,” according to the recipient of pallets of cash from the Obama administration, suffers from “fundamental illegitimacy.”

“Undoubtedly,” rants the Ayatollah, “the Zionist regime will perish in the not-so-far future.”

Here are his tweets:

After the 1979 revolution was successful, the Islamists imprisoned and killed the Soviet-backed Tudeh Party communists, who drove the revolution. Once the Islamists were firmly in power, Iran slid backwards into the dark age where it languishes today. The Tudeh Party is just one Marxist organizations who has crept back into Iran and is once again agitating for power amidst unrest in Iran. In a recent statement, they warned that Israel and America may seek to “co-opt” the protest.

“Tudeh however, also warned about the potential for Israel and the United States to co-opt what they declared to be a grassroots struggle against Iran’s theocratic rule. Among the forces in the appeal that Tudeh believes protesters should be wary of, they named ‘the regional reactionaries, the Trump administration, the right-wing government of Netanyahu and the Iranian monarchists.'”

The ongoing and stormy marriage between Islamists and communists is documented in Trevor Loudon’s film, “America Under Siege: Soviet Islam.”

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As recently reported at TrevorLoudon.com, it was recently divulged that Iranian intelligence officials “secretly helped provide the [9/11/2001] al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic.”

06/9/18

Iranian Officials Admit To Facilitating 9/11 Attacks

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

AP Photo/Gene Boyars, File

It sucks to have been right all these years. I was in Phoenix when 9/11 happened and I will never forget weeping as I saw the towers come down while almost 3,000 Americans perished that day. Now, in the cold comfort of knowing I was right when it happened, Iranian officials have now admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks on that bright, sunny Tuesday morning in September, 2001. They secretly aided the al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official. This is a poke the American badger moment because we pulled out of the Iranian deal and in the mullahs’ arrogance, they are admitting the murderous truth. Why? Because war is coming between our nations and they don’t care anymore.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in Iran’s judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran’s state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya. “Our government agreed not to stamp the passports of some of them because they were on transit flights for two hours, and they were resuming their flights without having their passports stamped. However their movements were under the complete supervision of the Iranian intelligence,” Larijani was quoted as saying. You do get that this admission is an act of war, right? I’m sure President Trump does, or at least he should. You can bet that John Bolton does.

The remarks represent the first time senior Iranian officials have publicly admitted to aiding al Qaeda and playing a direct role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks. The U.S. has long suspected and accused Iran of being part of the attacks. We have fined the Islamic Republic billions over it. That does not even come close to justice here. And do I need to remind Americans that Barack Obama and John Kerry gave billions to the Iranians and got nothing in return for it? They never meant to stop their nuke program or their terrorism… that money funded both and those two will never get the blood off their hands over it.

Larijani admitted that Iranian officials did not stamp the passports of the al Qaeda militants in order to obfuscate their movements and prevent detection by foreign governments. Al Qaeda operatives were also given safe refuge in Iran. I have said from the very beginning that was the case. I have also said we should have hit Iran rather than Iraq first. If we had, the world would be a lot safer today. “The Americans took this as evidence of Iran’s cooperation with al-Qaeda and viewed the passage of an airplane through Iran’s airspace, which had one of the pilots who carried out the attacks and a Hezbollah military leader sitting [next to] him on board, as evidence of direct cooperation with al Qaeda through the Lebanese Hezbollah,” Larijani was quoted as saying in the May 30 interview, which is gaining traction on social media.

From al-Arabiya:

Despite that, Larijani, who is the secretary of the judiciary’s so-called High Council for Human Rights, which is accused by international human rights organizations of violations and cover-ups, in Iran, confirmed that al-Qaeda members were in permanent contact with Iran’s intelligence ministry and that they used Iran in their flights to Afghanistan and other countries.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the architect of the 9/11 terror attack, previously alleged several highjackers transited through the Islamic Republic to Afghanistan because Saudi passports were rarely stamped.

These remarks could possibly serve as further confirmation of the 9/11 Commission’s findings on Iran’s involvement in the attacks.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, who broke the story, the U.S. government has not formally commented on the interview, but did highlight it in an official tweet from the State Department’s Arabic-only Twitter page. The leaders in Iran are consummate liars, but this has the feel of bitter truth. The question is, does Iran feel lucky with President Trump at the helm and Mattis leading the military? And will we at long last cut the head off the Iranian snake and be done with them? Boy, I hope so and soon.

06/6/18

Rogue Meets Rogue, Obama and Iran

By: Denise Simon | Founders Code

While the United States has terminated it’s role in the JCPOA, the Iranian nuclear deal, Europe appears to be dedicated to remain. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is traveling in Europe meeting with leaders on the sole topic of Iran. As this item is published he is meeting with Theresa May of Britain.

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On May 8, 2018, the President announced his decision to cease the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to begin re-imposing the U.S. nuclear-related sanctions that were lifted to effectuate the JCPOA sanctions relief, following a wind-down period.  In conjunction with this announcement, the President issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) directing the U.S. Department of the Treasury and other Departments and Agencies to take the actions necessary to implement his decision.

Consistent with the President’s guidance, Departments and Agencies will begin the process of  implementing 90-day and 180-day wind-down periods for activities involving Iran that were consistent with the U.S. sanctions relief specified in the JCPOA.  To effectuate the wind-down periods, today the State Department issued the necessary statutory sanctions waivers to provide for a wind-down period and plans to take appropriate action to keep such waivers in place for the duration of the relevant wind-down periods.  As soon as is administratively feasible, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) expects to revoke, or amend, as appropriate, general and specific licenses issued in connection with the JCPOA.  At that time, OFAC will issue new authorizations to allow the wind down of transactions and activities that were authorized pursuant to the revoked or amended general and specific licenses.  At the end of the 90-day and 180-day wind-down periods, the applicable sanctions will come back into full effect.

OFAC posted today to its website additional frequently asked questions (FAQs) that provide guidance on the sanctions that are to be re-imposed and the relevant wind-down periods.

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Why the big push on all of this? Iran has launched new uranium enrichment plans with meet the red line. But, could that enrichment exceed agreed limits? Yes and no one would know due in part to refused access by IAEA officials for inspection.

(Reuters) – Iran’s declaration that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal with world powers falls apart risks sailing close to the “red line”, France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday he had ordered preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if the nuclear agreement collapsed after the United States withdrew from the deal last month.

It also informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog of “tentative” plans to produce the feedstock for centrifuges, which are the machines that enrich uranium.

“This initiative is unwelcome. It shows a sort of irritation,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told Europe 1 radio. “It is always dangerous to flirt with the red lines, but the initiative taken … remains totally within the framework of the Vienna (nuclear) deal.”

Tensions between Iran and the West have surged since President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran last month, calling it deeply flawed and reimposing unilateral sanctions.

European powers are scrambling to save the deal – under which Iran curbed its nuclear program in return for a lifting of international sanctions – as they regard it as the best chance to stop Tehran developing an atomic bomb.

However, they have warned Iran that if it were not to abide by the terms of the deal, then they would also be forced to pull out and reimpose sanctions as Washington has done.

“If they go to a higher level then yes the agreement would be violated, but they need to realize that if they do then they will expose themselves to new sanctions and the Europeans will not remain passive.”

Le Drian, who said Iran was for now still abiding by its commitments, was speaking a day after Israel’s leader urged France to turn its attention to tackling Iran’s “regional aggression”, saying he no longer needed to convince Paris to quit a 2015 nuclear deal between various world powers with Tehran as economic pressure would kill it anyway.

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There is yet another item that has bubbled to the surface. Enter Barack Obama.

(AP) — The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so.

An investigation by Senate Republicans released Wednesday sheds light on the delicate balance the Obama administration sought to strike after the deal, as it worked to ensure Iran received its promised benefits without playing into the hands of the deal’s opponents. Amid a tense political climate, Iran hawks in the U.S., Israel and elsewhere argued that the United States was giving far too much to Tehran and that the windfall would be used to fund extremism and other troubling Iranian activity.

The report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that under President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department issued a license in February 2016, never previously disclosed, that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars. If the Omani bank had allowed the exchange without such a license, it would have violated sanctions that bar Iran from transactions that touch the U.S. financial system.

The effort was unsuccessful because American banks — themselves afraid of running afoul of U.S. sanctions — declined to participate. The Obama administration approached two U.S. banks to facilitate the conversion, the report said, but both refused, citing the reputational risk of doing business with or for Iran.

“The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran,” said Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the subcommittee’s chairman.

Issuing the license was not illegal. Still, it went above and beyond what the Obama administration was required to do under the terms of the nuclear agreement. Under that deal, the U.S. and world powers gave Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program. Last month, President Donald Trump declared the U.S. was pulling out of what he described as a “disastrous deal.”

The license issued to Bank Muscat stood in stark contrast to repeated public statements from the Obama White House, the Treasury and the State Department, all of which denied that the administration was contemplating allowing Iran access to the U.S. financial system.

Shortly after the nuclear deal was sealed in July 2015, then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testified that even with the sanctions relief, Iran “will continue to be denied access to the world’s largest financial and commercial market.” A month later, one of Lew’s top deputies, Adam Szubin, testified that despite the nuclear deal “Iran will be denied access to the world’s most important market and unable to deal in the world’s most important currency.”

Yet almost immediately after the sanctions relief took effect in January 2016, Iran began to complain that it wasn’t reaping the benefits it had envisioned. Iran argued that other sanctions — such as those linked to human rights, terrorism and missile development — were scaring off potential investors and banks who feared any business with Iran would lead to punishment. The global financial system is heavily intertwined with U.S. banks, making it nearly impossible to conduct many international transactions without touching New York in one way or another.

Former Obama administration officials declined to comment for the record.

However, they said the decision to grant the license had been made in line with the spirit of the deal, which included allowing Iran to regain access to foreign reserves that had been off-limits because of the sanctions. They said public comments made by the Obama administration at the time were intended to dispel incorrect reports about nonexistent proposals that would have gone much farther by letting Iran actually buy or sell things in dollars.

The former officials spoke on condition of anonymity because many are still involved in national security issues.

As the Obama administration pondered how to address Iran’s complaints in 2016, reports in The Associated Press and other media outlets revealed that the U.S. was considering additional sanctions relief, including issuing licenses that would allow Iran limited transactions in dollars. Democratic and Republican lawmakers argued against it throughout the late winter, spring and summer of 2016. They warned that unless Tehran was willing to give up more, the U.S. shouldn’t give Iran anything more than it already had.

At the time, the Obama administration downplayed those concerns while speaking in general terms about the need for the U.S. to live up to its part of the deal. Secretary of State John Kerry and other top aides fanned out across Europe, Asia and the Middle East trying to convince banks and businesses they could do business with Iran without violating sanctions and facing steep fines.

“Since Iran has kept its end of the deal, it is our responsibility to uphold ours, in both letter and spirit,” Lew said at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in March 2016, without offering details.

That same week, the AP reported that the Treasury had prepared a draft of a license that would have given Iran much broader permission to convert its assets from foreign currencies into easier-to-spend currencies like euros, yen or rupees, by first exchanging them for dollars at offshore financial institutions.

The draft involved a general license, a blanket go-ahead that allows all transactions of a certain type, rather than a specific license like the one given to Oman’s Bank Muscat, which only covers specific transactions and institutions. The proposal would have allowed dollars to be used in currency exchanges provided that no Iranian banks, no Iranian rials and no sanctioned Iranian individuals or businesses were involved, and that the transaction did not begin or end in U.S. dollars.

Obama administration officials at the time assured concerned lawmakers that a general license wouldn’t be coming. But the report from the Republican members of the Senate panel showed that a draft of the license was indeed prepared, though it was never published.

And when questioned by lawmakers about the possibility of granting Iran any kind of access to the U.S. financial system, Obama-era officials never volunteered that the specific license for Bank Muscat in Oman had been issued two months earlier.

According to the report, Iran is believed to have found other ways to access its money, possibly by exchanging it in smaller quantities through another currency.

The situation resulted from the fact that Iran had stored billions in Omani rials, a currency that’s notoriously hard to convert. The U.S. dollar is the world’s dominant currency, so allowing it to be used as a conversion instrument for Iranian assets was the easiest and most efficient way to speed up Iran’s access to its own funds.

For example: If the Iranians want to sell oil to India, they would likely want to be paid in euros instead of rupees, so they could more easily use the proceeds to purchase European goods. That process commonly starts with the rupees being converted into dollars, just for a moment, before being converted once again into euros.

U.S. sanctions block Iran from exchanging the money on its own. And Asian and European banks are wary because U.S. regulators have levied billions of dollars in fines in recent years and threatened transgressors with a cutoff from the far more lucrative American market.

06/4/18

Must Read: How (And Why) Putin Instigated the European Refugee Crisis

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

A major geopolitical secret has finally been exposed.

The Ukrainian MP, Anton Gerashchenko, speaking on TV Channel News One, stated:

The crisis of migrants in Europe arose because of Putin. The war in Syria began in 2011, but migrants flooded [Europe] like a large river in the spring of 2015. Russia made a decision after Europe imposed economic sanctions on Russia: ‘Let’s create problems for them.” They created a problem: $1,000 was allocated for the head of [each] refugee who will be taken from Syria to Europe. A million refugees are a billion dollars. This is nothing to Putin…

The Center for Security Policy has just released “Russian Strategy and Europe’s Refugee Crisis” by Romanian academic Dr. Anca-Maria Cernea and US geopolitical analyst Jeff Nyquist.

Nyquist and Cernea meticulously lay out a compelling case for what some of us have long suspected: Moscow has deliberately flooded Europe with Muslim refugees. To Putin, Muslim refugees are a cheap, effective and deniable weapon against the West. The refugee invasion of Europe is no accident of history. It is a form of long term asymmetrical warfare, cooked up in the Kremlin.

You need to read this excellent paper today.

06/2/18

Muslim activist’s ‘big stick’ approach turns Michigan politicians, media to willing servants of Islam

By: Leo Hohmann

Dawud Walid is an Islamic imam and executive director of CAIR-Michigan. Photo /screenshot

One call to suburban mayor results in removal of volunteer deemed too ‘Islamophobic’ to serve her city.

When Muslim activist Dawud Walid speaks, Michigan’s political leaders do not ask many questions.

Almost reflexively, they jump to fulfill his demands.

The last thing they seem to want is to get into a public debate with the leader of the state’s powerful chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which claims to speak for all Michigan Muslims.

In a fresh example of just how big of a stick Walid carries as executive director of CAIR-Michigan, he was able to get a low-level mayoral appointee removed from office last week in the city of Warren, a suburb of Detroit. The woman had committed the unpardonable sin of criticizing Islam on her private Facebook page. Though she publicly apologized and expressed deep remorse for “offending” Muslims, that wasn’t enough. She still had to resign in disgrace.

Diane Kozlowski was forced to resign her seat on a volunteer advisory board in the city of Warren because of a post on her private Facebook page.

Diane Deliso Kozlowski, 71, was appointed by the mayor in 2015 to a seven-year term on the six-member Warren Elected Officials Compensation Commission, which is a voluntary, unpaid position that advises the mayor and council on salaries to be paid to city officials. She posted on Facebook that “Islam is hate” in reaction to someone else’s post about the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a report in the local newspaper, The Macomb Daily.

Someone alerted CAIR about the post, and CAIR placed Kozlowski’s entire Facebook account under its version of extreme vetting, looking for not only the reported offensive comment but others which might be deemed unfriendly to Muslims or Islam. By the time the smoke had cleared, CAIR had declared Kozlowski an Islamophobe, contacted Warren Mayor James Fouts and demanded that he cleanse city hall of her presence.

Within hours of Walid approaching the mayor and council with his demand, Kozlowski resigned and issued a detailed statement of apology, as follows:

“I apologize for offending anyone, including Muslims, my post was referring to terrorists, NOT Muslims. I understand that terrorists come from all backgrounds and all religions and for me to refer to Muslims was wrong. I apologize to Muslims who are as much against terrorism as are other religions in the United States. I was wrong and as a result I am resigning.”

She is now said to be terrified of a violent reprisal from the Muslim community and will not return calls on the issue of her Facebook comments.

The local newspaper, the Macomb Daily, cheered Kozlowski’s resignation in a May 24 article in which Walid was given space for a lengthy lecture about what is permitted and what is not permitted in terms of free speech in Macomb County.

The newspaper all but admitted that Walid threatened the city with protests if it did not bow to his demand that Kozlowski be removed from her position. The paper reported:

“Had Deliso Kozlowski not resigned, the organization [CAIR] was prepared to further its demand in a public manner on city government property.”

In the city of Warren, citizens apparently check their First Amendment rights at the door when they accept any city position, even if it’s only on a volunteer basis.

Why must they be subjected to such close scrutiny? Because Walid says so.

“The important thing is she is no longer in her position,” Walid told the Macomb Daily. “We’re glad that the results were swift and we did not have to go on June 12 to the next City Council meeting to raise our concerns.”

“We believe that all Americans in general have a right to freedom of speech and can say hateful things,” Walid continued. “The problem becomes, when someone in an official capacity of a government in which they are involved in the allocation of taxpayer dollars. That’s where it becomes problematic.

“The Muslin community is a fast-growing segment in the city of Warren. We don’t think it’s proper a city official can go around making hateful comments about any group of people that they’re supposed to be working on behalf of residents and constituents.”

Walid is not being completely truthful when he says hateful comments are to be tolerated outside of government office-holders. The truth is, CAIR has been on a nationwide crusade, some call it a witch hunt, since the election of President Donald Trump to identify and weed out so-called “Islamophobes” from not just public office but all aspects of public life. That is why Roseann Barr had her sitcom canceled by ABC last week, not because she made a racist comment against blacks but because her comment included a mocking of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Islamic sensitivity training for city officials

Warren Mayor James Fouts

While Kozlowski has been an outspoken advocate for Mayor Fouts in the past, applauding him for his accomplishments in the city of Warren, Fouts did not lift a finger to defend her against the attacks from CAIR. He immediately caved to Walid’s demands.

In fact, Fouts and the City Council went a step further. He told the Detroit News that the city’s “diversity coordinator” contacted the Islamic Society of North America in Warren and plans to start sensitivity training for all commissioners.

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but in the future we want to make sure everybody has proper training and is aware of sensitivity and the importance of diversity, and everything that goes with it,” the News quoted Fouts as saying.

Macomb County resident Tom Mitchell told LeoHohmann.com it is astonishing the amount of power Walid and CAIR wield in Michigan.

“It seems to me they have a complete hold over Warren and Sterling Heights and Macomb County,” he said.

Mitchell said Muslim migrants are expanding their presence in metro Detroit’s suburbs, coming up from Dearborn and Hamtramck. The city of Dearborn is 46 percent Arab and Hamtramck became the first American city to have a Muslim-majority city council in 2016.

They have now penetrated Sterling Heights, which approved a controversial mega-mosque last year over the protests of the vast majority of its citizens.

“That’s the corridor they’re coming up from,” Mitchell said. “It’s unnerving to see all this happening and how fearful the politicians are of Mr. Walid and the voting bloc he represents.”

This is the same Dawud Walid that told C-SPAN a couple of years ago that the most dangerous terrorists in America are not Islamic jihadists but “white men.”

SEE VIDEO of Walid telling C-SPAN on Nov. 22, 2015 that “the number-one perpetrators of terrorism here in the United States of America are not Muslims; they actually are white men.”

In that same interview with C-SPAN Walid rejected the notion that immigrants should try to assimilate into American society.

“I really think it speaks to to the greater fear that a lot of Americans have that there are changing demographics in America and within the next few decades America is going to become a majority-minority nation, meaning there will be more people of color in America than white Americans, and I think this really scares the mess out of people, so they say we shouldn’t speak Arabic or need to change our dress. I think it all comes from a Euro-centric, white-privilege mentality and I do not accept this at all.”

During the same week that Kozlowski was forced to resign for criticizing Islam on Facebook, anti-Sharia activists with Secure Michigan were hosting a visit to Michigan from British activist/journalist Katie Hopkins.

Hopkins sees direct parallels to what is happening in Michigan to the advancing Sharia in her country, where a majority of the cities around London now have Muslim mayors and the media is forbidden from covering the trials of Muslim rape gangs.

“She saw a lot here in Michigan,” Mitchell said.

WATCH Katie Hopkins video below explaining the “template” used for the Islamization of British cities and how a similar model appears to be playing out in Michigan. It starts with immigration and eventually leads to the election of Muslim politicians.

Michigan is in the middle of its primary season in which the nation’s first Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, is on the Democrat ballot.

Michigan is also the scene of the nation’s first federal trial of a doctor accused of practicing female genital mutilation.

“We are experiencing creeping Sharia starting in the governor’s contest, the local contest, city contests, most people who live here don’t even know how deeply ingrained the Islamic presence is and how much sway they hold over our politicians,” Mitchell said. “If they don’t know they can’t do anything about it. I live in Sterling Heights and they know I don’t have any fear. I’m here to stay and fight this.”

Mitchell, a U.S. military veteran, said he has absolutely no doubt that if a member of a city board had posted to Facebook that “Christianity is hate,” the remark would have managed to avoid even a snippet of attention from CAIR, the mayor, city council, or local newspaper.

“Absolutely not. I have not a sliver of doubt in my mind,” Mitchell said.

Indeed, one could argue that Michigan gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul al-Sayed set the tone for Kozlowski’s post, “Islam is hate.” Sayed said at a debate just a few weeks ago that Muslims “definitely hate” his GOP counterpart, state Sen. Patrick Colbeck.

Colbeck is the only candidate, Republican or Democrat, in the Michigan gubernatorial primary race that has spoken out about the consequences of Islamic non-assimilation in Michigan and the role of CAIR and other Muslim Brotherhood offshoots in fostering an attitude of isolation and civilizational jihad. [See Secure Michigan’s questionnaire showing candidates views on Sharia]

Sayed’s expression of Muslim hatred for Colbeck, and ostensibly for every Michigan citizen who supports Colbeck for governor, was virtually ignored by the Detroit media and he suffered no consequences. [Imagine the media uproar of it had been the other way around and the Republican Colbeck had told Dr. Abdul that “Christians definitely hate you!”]

So, what is acceptable speech for a Muslim gubernatorial candidate in Michigan is not acceptable for a Republican candidate. Nor is it acceptable for a non-Muslim woman who sits on a low-level government panel to speak critically of the Islamic religion.

This is a state where it is proven once again that there are two very different standards for what is acceptable speech, one for Republicans and another for liberal Democrats and Muslims.

And what’s worse is that CAIR and Walid, complete with their dubious reputations, have successfully established themselves as the arbiter of what is acceptable public speech in Michigan.

According to the FBI’s own documented evidence, CAIR is the U.S. affiliate of Hamas, which the U.S. State Department lists as a designated foreign terrorist organization. CAIR was one of several unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 federal case, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation, that sent five Muslim Brotherhood operatives to prison for illegally funneling money to Hamas.

Yet, the Macomb Daily closes its article about Kozlowski’s resignation by singing CAIR’s praises, taking verbiage directly from a CAIR press release that states:

“CAIR-MI is a nonprofit civil rights and advocacy group. It is affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, the largest Islamic civil liberties group in the United States. The organization’s mission is “to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding through education, mediation, media and the law.”

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Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” If you appreciate this type of original, fact-based and independent reporting, please consider a donation of any size to this website. We accept no advertising and are beholden to no one.