NEWS: OBAMA HAS INSISTED ON SUPPORTING SYRIAN REBELS FOR YEARSs
WHO ARE THESE MEN OBAMA HAS INSISTED ON SUPPORTING FOR YEARS?
What good are sanctions against funding Al Qaeda if the Treasury Department issues a blanket license to the Islamist-dominated Syrian Support Group to sponsor whatever causes it deems fit in Syria? It is worse than simply letting the SSG operate in Syria—it is giving them the express legal authority to do so. If the money ends up in the wrong hands, the SSG can always say, “We got a license from the U.S. government. Don’t blame us.”
By Patrick Poole on Oct. 25:
Anti-Terror Authorities Question Where Money Goes From Group With Special License From Obama Administration
In July, the Obama State Department approved an extraordinary license for a newly formed U.S.-based organization, the Syrian Support Group, to raise money for Syrian rebels – overriding the administration’s own sanctions and Obama’s Executive Order against such activity.
To some counterterrorism and terror finance authorities in Washington D.C., this extremely rare privilege raises considerable concerns.
This is especially true because two related figures with the organization, Louay Safi and Mazen Asbahi, have previously been tied to terror fundraising efforts by Islamic organizations identified by the U.S. government in federal court as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood.
One U.S. Treasury official specializing in terror finance said:
This license sets a dangerous precedent because it gives complete and perfect cover to virtually all of their activities. They can honestly say, “I can’t be fundraising for terror because I have a license from the State Department.” But we have absolutely no idea where that money is going once it leaves the United States. And as the Supreme Court recognized in a court case a few years ago, money raised for terrorist groups is fungible.
The situation in Syria is so fluid, we don’t have the slightest idea who is actually benefiting from this money being raised here, and anybody from the administration who says that they do is bald-faced lying.
The Syrian Support Group was incorporated in April 2012, according to records obtained from the District of Columbia Corporations Division.
On May 24, the group sent a letter to the State Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, and on July 23 that same office issued the license – a copy of which was obtained by The Blaze – allowing them to “export, reexport, sell, or supply to the Free Syrian Army (‘FSA’) financial, communications, logistical, and other services otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13582 in order to support the FSA.”
The Free Syrian Army is affiliated with the Syrian National Council governed by that group’s military bureau, which is overwhelming dominated by Islamist groups, including the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood…
Details of the Muslim Brotherhood connections are laid out in The Blaze.
Calls to arm the Syrian rebels are growing louder, with Saudi Arabia saying that
supplying weapons is a “duty. … Published time: April 01, 2012 07:16 … US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that top ranking Arab
and … The promise of more humanitarian aid to the rebels was also high on the
financed the counter-revolution across the Middle East with its oil money. … The
New York Times has reported that the Syrian rebels have … Turkey is not only
giving open support and an organizational base for the rebels, but has …
“They said they gave him advice that he didn’t take and therefore… they … I know
that money talks but exactly how does Saudi Arabia and Qatar …
YOU DON’T KNOW OBAMA UNTIL YOU KNOW WHO HE IS MILITARILY SUPPORTING. THESE GHOULS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OBAMA’S ARAB SPRING AROUND THE WORLD. THESE HEARTLESS MURDERERS ARE OBAMA’S HEROES.
OBAMA HAS REPEATEDLY BYPASSED CONGRESS AND SENT SYRIAN REBELS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OVERTHROW A REGIME FRIENDLIER TO CHRISTIANS THAN ARE THE Syrian REBELS.
repeatedly stated that it has sent no weapons to the opposition …
Apr 20, 2013 … Syrian Rebels To Receive $123 Million More In Aid From United States ….
Obama has said he has no plans to send weapons or give lethal aid to the …..
they just give out dollars to the needy here, just give cash to people …
Oct 1, 2012 … In the interview, Swann asked President Obama why, if al-Qaeda is our …
administration sending millions of dollars to the Syrian rebel armies …
Feb 28, 2013 … We sold syrian rebels guns from lybia so use that money. We will not give to
anymore to deadbeats as we don’t have it to give. understand? ….. Pat Smith tells
Hillary Clinton ‘Happy Mothers Day’: She’s got her kid but I don’t …
May 6, 2013 … Menendez Pushes to Arm Syrian Rebels … The measure would give the U.S.
government the power to sanction any individual who … Benghazi Victim’s Mom
to Hillary: ‘She’s Got Her Child, I Don’t Have Mine Because of Her’ … House
committee to probe Sebelius soliciting money for ObamaCare signups …
A year-and-a-half ago, Syrian rebels started the fight to topple President Bashar … It is …
The Syrian rebels are overmatched by heavily armed regime forces. … Indeed, U.S. Secretary …
And, if you believe we should support the Syrian rebels due to Assads anti Israel stance, you are presupposing the Syrian rebels would be friendlier to Israel.
If you believe that, you are gullible. You are Jane Fonda gullible.
…. Shh! U.S to Double Aid to Syrian Rebels to $250 Million … Sunnis detonate a
car bomb outside a Shia shrine, sending three pilgrims to Allah.
Mar 19, 2013 … Now, as he launches his second term, Obama has grown more comfortable
wielding … Turkey’s leader to press Obama for greater US role on Syria… invites
criticisms that he’s bypassing the checks and balances of Congress… While his
decision to send drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism …
WHO ARE THE SYRIAN REBELS?
THERE IS VIDEO AFTER VIDEO OF THESE SYRIAN REBELS IN ACTION KILLING SYRIAN SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS, AND WHOLE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES. THIS IS NOT WAR.
Syrian rebels systematically commit genocide.
IGNORE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE SYRIAN REBELS AND OBAMA AT YOUR OWN PERIL.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE VIDEOS OF SYRIAN REBELS rountinely BUTCHERING PEOPLE .
YOU DON’T KNOW OBAMA UNTIL YOU KNOW WHO HE IS MILITARILY SUPPORTING. THESE GHOULS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OBAMA’S ARAB SPRING AROUND THE WORLD. THESE HEARTLESS MURDERERS ARE OBAMA’S HEROES.
… A ghastly video apparently shows a rebel cutting out the heart and liver of a
Syrian soldier and eating the heart.
Dec 18, 2012 … Horrific footage shows ‘Syrian rebels‘ forcing boy to behead captive with … killed
since the uprising against President Assad began in March 2011. … It did not give
figures on rebel casualties from the battle. … On Monday, Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton designated …. Make big money with Atlas …
Several examples of jihadists torturing civilians and beheading one at the end.
White House Benghazi Documents Show CIA, State Both Wanted TERROR REFERENCES Removed from Talking Points
After days of media leaks and back-and-forth wrangling about administration officials’ deliberations on talking points about the Benghazi attack, the WH released documents showing that both CIA and State Dept.officials pressed for the removal of all references to al-Qaeda and previous terror activity in Libya.
Senator Alexander compared HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius’ fundraising for non-profits that support the ObamaCare law to the Iran-Contra Scandal. Since then, Sen. Alexander has asked the GAO to investigate her fundraising.
Contrast: IRS Treatment of Jewish Organization vs. its Treatment of Organization founded by Barack Obama’s Muslim Brother
Last week, we learned that the Jewish group known as Z Street had its tax exempt status application held up because it was “connected to Israel”. Last night, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, Z Street’s representative Lori Lowenthal Marcus appeared with Greta van Susteren and said that not only is the group’s 2009 filing still not approved [...]
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By Ben Barrack Problems continue to be mounting for the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. When the Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes identified former State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland as being involved in the altering of Benghazi talking points, the mouthpiece for Hillary was implicated. Now that the White House has released more emails, it [...]
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While IRS officials attributed the agency’s heavy scrutiny on conservative groups to the spike in applications over the past few years, fresh reports and figures are raising questions about whether the agency knowingly applied a double standard. A highly anticipated watchdog report, released late Tuesday by the inspector general’s office, depicted an even bigger spike in applications for tax-exempt status from a type of group that includes labor organizations. Yet, according to the report, the conservative groups were the ones singled out for special treatment. This special treatment included the agency creating a unique “be on the lookout” list. The…
by dailycaller.com | May 16, 2013 01:36 AM
Feds sought permission to spy on ’6,233 different United States persons’
A severe blow for the freedom of speech, and victory for the advance of Sharia blasphemy laws here. “Michigan Federal Judge Allows Muslim Violence to Suppress Christian Speech; Immediate Appeal Filed,” from the American Freedom Law Center, May 14: A Michigan federal judge today dismissed a civil rights lawsuit brought by several Christian evangelists who were violently assaulted by a hostile Muslim mob while preaching at an Arab festival last year in Dearborn, Michigan, which has the largest Muslim population in the United States. Video of the Muslim assault went viral on YouTube. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed…
Tell Me Again Why U.S. Used Jihadists to Guard Benghazi?
by DIANA WEST May 14, 2013
“I want to ask a couple of questions about the February 17 Martyrs Brigade,” said Rep. Blake Farenthold.
The Texas Republican was addressing the three State Department “whistleblowers” who testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The three witnesses were Mark Thompson, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for counterterrorism; Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya; and Eric Nordstrom, former regional security officer in Libya.
When Farenthold introduced this crucial subject into the hearings, he also opened a window into Benghazi that shone light not only on disastrous Western support for “Arab Spring,” but also on the core crisis in U.S. foreign policy.
Farenthold: “Mr. Nordstrom, can you tell me the role of February 17 Martyrs Brigade in protecting the consulate in Benghazi?”
Nordstrom: “Certainly. That was the unit, for lack of a better term, that was provided to us by the Libyan government.”
This already was news to me: The Libyan government provided known jihadists to guard U.S. interests?
On second thought, there is nothing fantastic about this when – or, rather, if – we consider that the U.S. government supported an army of known jihadists in its revolution against Libya’s anti-jihadist former leader Moammar Gadhafi. I say “if” because I don’t expect even the members of the committee to see the “Arab Spring” this way. Uncle Sam’s open support for jihad is an epic scandal that is never even acknowledged.
Farenthold: “Were you aware of any ties by that militia to Islamic extremists?”
Nordstrom: “Absolutely. Yeah, we had that discussion on a number of occasions, the last of which was when there was a Facebook posting of a threat that named Ambassador Stevens and Sen. (John) McCain, who was coming out for the elections. That was in the July (2012) time frame. I met with some of my agents and also some (CIA) annex personnel, and we discussed that.”
More news: Nordstrom seems to be saying that the February 17 Martyrs Brigade actually threatened both the U.S. ambassador and a U.S. senator – and still served as U.S. security guards. This is shocking to read in black and white, although, again, when it becomes clear that Uncle Sam supported the same, exact jihad in Libya that al-Qaida supported, it makes, if not sense exactly, then certainly a pattern.
Farenthold: “Mr. Hicks, you were in Libya on the night of the attack. Do you believe the February 17 militia played a role in those attacks, was complicit in those attacks?”
Hicks: “Certainly, elements of that militia were complicit in the attacks. The attackers had to make a long approach march through multiple checkpoints that were manned by February 17 militia.”
Thu May 16 08:23:06 2013 · by don-o · 4 repliesWashington Times – Inside Polotics ^ | May 15, 2013 | Sean LengellThe House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced Wednesday it has scheduled the second of what is expected to be bevy of congressional hearings on the IRS scandal. A key witness at the Wednesday hearing will be J. Russell George, the Treasury Department’s inspector general for tax administration, who oversaw a year-long audit of the Internal Revenue Service that revealed the agency used “inappropriate criteria” while targeting conservative and tea party groups that were applying for tax-exempt status during the 2012 election season.
(CNN) — Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Steven Miller has said his agency has pinpointed two “rogue” employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office as being principally responsible for “overly aggressive” handling of Tea Party requests for tax-exempt status over the past two years, a congressional source told CNN on Wednesday.
Thu May 16 08:11:04 2013 · by SJackson · 14 repliesEgypt: Muslim mob attacks Christians and their businesses The Copts have to know their place: as dhimmis, subservient to the Muslims. That is their place in the new, Obama-endorsed Muslim Brotherhood Egypt. If they don’t accept it, the mobs will come. “Mob Attack Copts and their Businesses in Northern Egypt,” from the Christian Post, May 15 (thanks to AINA): Coptic-owned businesses and pharmacies in Menbal village, Minya in northern Egypt were attacked by a mob, resulting in extensive damage and several injuries. “The thugs attacked my shop, assaulting it with stones. Some of the contents were damaged … they destroyed…
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Thu May 16 09:48:50 2013 · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 41 repliesThe Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emma InnesMen who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study. Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength. Men’s upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research. The principal investigators – psychological scientists Michael Bang Petersen, of Aarhus University in Denmark, and Daniel Sznycer, of the University of California in the U.S., believe that the link may reflect psychological traits that evolved in response to our early ancestral environments and continue to…
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While at a town hall meeting on the 2008 campaign trail, Republican nominee John McCain told those in attendance that they did “not need to be scared” of Barack Obama if the Senator from Illinois won the election. From October 10, 2008: Fast forward five years (Benghazi, IRS, and AP Scandals). Can we get an [...]
Jay Leno did not waste anytime before digging into President Obama for his sudden barrage of scandals during his Tonight Show monologue last night. The host tied together the controversies over Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives and the Justice Department wiretapping the AP into one larger narrative, asking, “Remember the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?” “They’re warning this could be a long, hot summer,” Leno began, supposedly referring to the California heat wave. “They’re telling everyone to cover up. And believe me, you don’t have to tell the Obama White House twice. They know about…
Police Refused to Halt Muslim Rape gang: Police and social workers apologise to girls tortured by ‘medieval’ savage predators, but chief constable refuses to resign
Catastrophic failings by police and social services allowed a Muslim child sex trafficking ring to sexually torture girls as young as 11 for eight years, all because law enforcement didn’t want to offend Muslim sensibilities, or worse, be accused of racist-islamophobic-bigotry.
“Victims repeatedly told officers they had been raped or abused by the vicious and ‘medieval’ predators – but no action was taken.” They used knives, cleavers and baseball bats to inflict severe pain on the girls for their twisted pleasure.
Missed chances to halt sex gang: Police and social workers apologise to girls tortured by ‘medieval’ predators but chief constable refuses to resign Daily Mail
- Fighting broke out in the dock as two other defendants were cleared
- Seven men found guilty of catalogue of offences involving underage girls
- Verdicts delivered at Old Bailey at the end of a five month trial
- The seven men have been remanded in custody for sentencing next month
- Girls were so young ‘they had just stopped believing in the Easter bunny when they were corrupted’
- Police identified as many as 22 girls who were ‘groomed, corrupted, brainwashed and abused and then sold for sex and worse’
- Two of the three care homes where victims of the Oxford sex ring lived have been closed down but only one member of staff was sacked
- Sara Thornton, who has been chief constable of Thames Valley Police since 2007, rejects suggestions she should resignPUBLISHED: 16:15, 14 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:39, 15 May 2013Catastrophic failings by police and social services allowed a child sex ring to sexually torture girls as young as 11 for eight years.Victims repeatedly told officers they had been raped or abused by the vicious and ‘medieval’ predators – but no action was taken.Last night – after the abusers were convicted at the Old Bailey – the police and social services apologised for failing to answer the girls’ desperate pleas for help.But Sara Thornton, chief constable of Thames Valley Police since 2007, refused to acknowledge calls for her to resign this morning.The gang groomed more than 50 vulnerable youngsters before selling them for sex around the country.
On Tuesday night the report of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on the great Tea Party purge was released. This is a terrible report. Just begin reading it and you will quickly realize that you are in the the swamp of obfuscation and CYA. On the “Highlights” page there are more questions raised than answered –questions such as who ordered “donor information received in response to a request destroyed” and who at the IRS, specifically, rejected some of the IG’s recommendations and “alternative corrective actions?” Mixed into the first page of sanitized disclosures is the “request that social…
Boston Water Tests Safe after 7 Muslim Chemical Engineers Caught caught at the Reservoir after Midnight
The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates. They “cited their education and career interests” as their reason for being there. Yes, indeed. Jihad is a career for millions of devout Muslims
This mimics the Canadian jihad plot to poison the water supply (and the air) and murder as many as 100,000 people, and poisoning the water supply of a major city has long been bandied about among jihadis as a consummation devoutly to be wished.Was this connected to the same Boston mosque that inspired the Boston jihad bombing?
(thanks to Robert Spencer)
Pakistanis and Saudis caught in a no-trespass zone after midnight at a water reservoir for a major city that has just been the site of an Islamic jihad attack. And Islamic jihadists have often spoken about poisoning water supplies — most recently in the Canada/New York jihad plot. So even if the water tests safe, it is still exceedingly suspicious that they were there at all.
Massachusetts State Police beefed up patrols around the reservoir that supplies Boston’s drinking water after seven foreign students were caught trespassing in the area late at night.With the city still jittery after the April 15 terror attack at the Boston Marathon, word that two women and five men, reportedly from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Singapore, had been found in the restricted area around the Quabbin Reservoir caused concerns. The reservoir serves Boston and some 40 other communities in the area.
“As an extra precaution, water quality samples were analyzed at MWRA’s lab yesterday and all came back normal,” Ria Convery, of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, told the Boston Herald. “There is no evidence of any water quality issues at the Quabbin Reservoir following the trespassing incident.”
“We made some mistakes. We apologize,” said Lerner.
Thu May 16 10:20:52 2013 · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 14 repliesThe Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2013 | Sam AdamsShocking CCTV footage from a gas station in Detroit shows a 64-year-old man being stabbed in a brutal attack while witnesses stood by and watch. The horrifying images show the victim being repeatedly knifed by a hooded attacker, while two other men in the store look on without trying to intervene. Police are looking for the attacker and the two witnesses following the incident at the gas station off of Lodge Freeway near 8 Mile Road.
Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s denomination. The IRS initiated an investigation early this year after a speech by Obama at a 50th anniversary celebration of the church last June. It was a reference by Obama to his presidential candidacy in a talk otherwise focused on faith that caught the agency’s attention. (snip) Obama has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago — a UCC congregation — for more than 20 years. The church has been in the…