For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
– Sir Isaac Newton, prominent scientist who was not a climate alarmist. Third Law of Motion.
In late April, the State Department issued a report on terrorism in 2013. The conclusions were startling, and, in regular fashion, understated by the American media. According to the study, terrorist attacks rose by 43% in 2013, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. Although the report singled out (Russia-allied) Iran the state sponsor of terrorism, it also conceded that, despite a concerted effort by the international community to crack down on al Qaeda, the multi-headed terrorist organization had proliferated across the Maghreb (i.e. North Africa) and Middle East. As one article, summarizing the report, put it:
“The most lethal attacks in 2013 were conducted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Taliban, Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Al Qaeda in Iraq, Al Qaeda in Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, according to the report.”
Note to the State Department: all of these – ISIS, the Taliban, Boko Haram, and the others – are under the al Qaeda umbrella. They’re like different McDonald’s franchises, each ultimately answering to the same corporate headquarters. And they’re all encouraged in their violence and other dirty dealings by the Muslim Brotherhood, whose main state sponsors are Qatar, Turkey, and Pakistan. And yet, for some seemingly inexplicable reason, the State Department still singled out Iran.
A very curious ranking of priorities by the US Department of State, seeing as how it was al Qaeda, not Iranian-proxies such as Hezbollah or the Quds Force, who carried out the most lethal attacks. Then again, the Obama administration did not even bother to define al Qaeda before declaring them all but defeated.
As explained in a previous article, The Manipulation of the American Military by the Muslim Brotherhood, the three most significant state sponsors of al Qaeda-tied terrorism are Qatar, Turkey, and Pakistan. Each of these countries is a significant US ally, and as a result have many important ties with the American military, diplomatic, and business establishments. Qatar is the host to two of the largest American military bases in the entire world, as well as the Brookings Institution and the RAND Corporation; Turkey is a full-fledged NATO ally; Pakistan has a long history of “cooperation” with the American military and intelligence, and indeed is a subcontractor for NATO in the form of the National Logistics Cell – who are also heroin smugglers for the Taliban.
The Latest in a Long Line of Terror Groups
It would be unfair to the Muslim Brotherhood to not give them their due credit. They created al Qaeda, using bin Laden’s charisma as a means to attract new members to the Brotherhood’s eternal goal of uniting the Muslim world under Sharia law. (You see, kafirs are going to be stuck in Dar al-Harb.) AQ is just the latest in their tradition of militant, murderous, jihadi death squads. In modern times, they were first known as the fedayeen. Introduced by the Nazi collaborator Amin al-Husseini, the fedayeen were militant Palestinians who raided Israeli territory following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Next the world came to know them as the mujahideen, a word most often associated with the Afghan-Islamic resistance against the Soviet Union. Led by, among others, bin Laden, and funded by the United States (beginning under Carter and continuing through Reagan’s presidency), Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and other countries against Communism, the mujahideen acted as an unified front against an expansionist USSR.
Following the defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, bin Laden increasingly fell under the sway of Ayman al-Zawahiri and the revolutionary Islamist ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood. Before he met Zawahiri, who would become his spiritual mentor, bin Laden was not anti-American. Osama’s father, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, a Yemeni, had risen to the top of Saudi social circles and was personal friends with the King, an ally of the United States (note: maybe not anymore). The bin Laden family was (and still is) so respected that George H.W. Bush served on the Board of the Carlyle Group, a company with close ties to the family. It was Zawahiri, a student and family friend (through an uncle) of the ideological father of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sayyid Qutb, who convinced/manipulated? bin Laden into turning his nascent Islamic fighting force into a tool of terror controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sayyid Qutb, like Zawahiri an Egyptian, had lived in post-war America, in New York, Washington D.C., and Greeley, Colorado. Disgusted with materialism and what he perceived as loose sexuality, Qutb turned on the “white man.” Elevating his religious hatred to racial hatred (in the same fashion as Brotherhood hero, Adolf Hitler;Mein Kampf translates into Arabic as My ‘Jihad’), Qutb declared war on them, writing:
“The white man in Europe or America is our number-one enemy… The white man crushes us underfoot while we teach our children about his civilization, his universal principles and noble objectives…. Let us instead plant the seeds of hatred, disgust, and revenge in the souls of these children. Let us teach these children from the time their nails are soft that the white man is the enemy of humanity, and that they should destroy him at the first opportunity.”
There is a detailed recollection of bin Laden’s transformation under Zawahiri’s influence in Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower. Qutb’s seminal work Milestones, you might call it the Brotherhood’s Koran, is available here.
We see in these relations the direct link between the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is the latest iteration of fedayeen and the mujihideen, with a new brand name for marketing purposes (“The Base”… it sounds cool, right?) and to confuse westerners, who are mostly ignorant of this history.
The Arab Spring, Benghazi, Syria
Speaker of the House John Boehner recently announced that a special House committee would be formed to investigate what occurred on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, when a U.S. consulate was attacked by al Qaeda. (As explained above, “al Qaeda-linked” is a meaningless expression. Local names of local terrorists can be thought of as local brands.) Congressman Trey Gowdy, a longtime skeptic of the administration’s explanation of the events, has been tapped to head it. The formation of this new committee was prompted by a FOIA request by the group Judicial Watch, which revealed that the White House had intentionally decided to play down the idea that it was a terrorist attack, and instead focus on the contrived narrative that it somehow related to an anti-Islamic video on YouTube. Further contributing to these salacious revelations is the fact that a Muslim Brotherhood operative was copied on the email correspondence chain.
Democrats in the House and the White House have pulled out all the stops to quash a new investigation. House Democrats are deciding whether to boycott the committee, and Nancy Pelosi insisted that it have equal number of Republicans and Democrats. (It has been decided that there will be seven Republicans and five Democrats.) The White House has announced that it will not cooperate, period. Such a move by the White House could lead to a Constitutional crisis.
Speculation abounds as to what the exact purpose of this Committee will be. Many have suggested that it will prove how irresponsible Hillary Clinton was as a Secretary of State, therefore crippling her presidential ambitions. Others think it may prove, finally, that the White House played politics with national security before the presidential election. This would critically damage the president’s credibility, which has already suffered in his second term. But what if it is something much more serious? Evidence suggests not just a political failure on part of the administration, but a scandal so taboo that few want to entertain the idea that it may be true.
The hypothetical scandal in question is no less than this: Was the CIA, under orders from the Obama administration, operating a weapons ring of Libyan arms to Syrian rebels, many whom are al Qaeda? The circumstantial evidence available lends a high level of credulity to that very scenario.
It is important here to emphasize the purpose of Qatari-Turkish “Arab Spring” project, which was intended to install friendly, Muslim Brotherhood governments into countries where once secular strongmen ruled: first in Egypt, then in Libya, then in Syria. The Qataris were not shy about backing the Libyan rebels. They even provided armor.
If there was an arms smuggling ring operating out of Benghazi, the Turks and the Qataris, [like President Obama, both supportive of the Syrian rebels] would certainly have known of it – if not organized it themselves.
CIA Boots on Ground
Shortly following the attack, Senator Rand Paul and Glenn Beck both hypothesized that the consulate in Benghazi was actually a CIA safe house for a “rat line” of Libyan weapons into Syria. CNN reported in August, 2013 that there were “dozens of people working for the CIA” in the compound at the time the attack. They also reported that the agency had resorted to an “unprecedented attempt” to keep the CIA survivors from leaking to the press. Many of them were even subjected to regular polygraph (i.e., lie detector) tests to determine if they had spoken to members of Congress or the press. According to CNN, CIA contract security personnel had to sign nondisclosure agreements to prevent them from talking to Congress or the press, though CIA Chief John Brennan denies this allegation. While it would be perfectly reasonable, even expected, that CIA officers were in Libya following the demise of Gaddafi, perhaps to prevent Libyan arms from falling into the wrong hands, why would the Agency go to such lengths to keep this a secret? It doesn’t really make sense.
In that same article, CNN cited Congressional sources who speculated that “U.S. agencies [i.e. the CIA and State Department] operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.” Given Obama’s support for the Syrian rebels, not to mention the fact that the last visitor to the compound prior to the attack was a Turkish diplomat, the CNN account makes too muchsense to ignore.
Benghazi witnesses are hard to come by. Senator Lindsey Graham was flummoxed to learn that the survivors were “told to be quiet” about the attack by the administration. The South Carolina Senator also believes that the administration is trying to cover something up, saying “We cannot let this administration or any other administration get away with hiding from the American people and Congress, people who were there in real time to tell the story.” Such actions by the administration against Benghazi survivors has led many to quip that the witnesses have “vanished.” Moreover, Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia has repeatedly called for a new investigation, due to the firm belief that the truth would never come out unless there was a bipartisan investigative panel. Says Wolf in his press release, “This isn’t about politics nor is it a vendetta. It’s about the legislative branch conducting its most basic responsibility: strong oversight. To date, I do not believe anyone can honestly say Congress has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility with regard to Benghazi.” Until last week, these calls had been ignored by House leadership and John Boehner.
Part II: Mullah Gore, the Prophet of Climate Change and Qatari Confidant
The Vice President’s Father
It may seem out of turn to bring up former Vice President, and Climate Change warrior, Al Gore. Yet Mr. Gore fits neatly into this story, for reasons which will soon become evident. However, first it is important to summarize some details of Gore’s life, and the life of his father, Al Gore Sr.
What many young climate activists do not know about Al Gore is that his father, Gore Sr., was also a Senator from Tennessee. And one of the things that Gore Sr. is remembered for is his Congressional support for an oil company by the name of Occidental Petroleum. Occidental Petroleum was no ordinary oil company, for it was run by a colorful, weasley character named Armand Hammer. Hammer, a bombastic and egotistical executive, was also an agent of the Soviet Union and Lenin. In the words of a book review of Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer by Edward Jay Epstein:
“Lenin used Hammer as his opening pawn in this economic chess game, offering him an abandoned asbestos mine in return for a promise to bring in wheat. Everyone concerned realized the mine was worthless, but it gave the Soviets a means to transfer money to Comintern agents. Lenin issued orders to ‘make note of Armand Hammer and in every way help him on my behalf if he applies.’ There were admonitions to keep the relationship secret lest there be a ‘fatal effect’ on Hammer.”
This should be enough to make any climate activist skeptical about their prophet. Moreover, Occidental Petroleum was the company at the heart of one of the most infamous environmental scandals of all time: the Love Canal incident. An Occidental subsidiary, Hooker Chemical, had buried 21,000 tons of toxic waste next to the Niagara Falls neighborhood, which was subsequently evacuated for public safety reasons, and the area was declared a state of federal health emergency by President Carter in 1978.
Armand Hammer liked to remark of Al Gore Sr. that he was “in my back pocket.” FBI Chief and ardent anti-Communist J. Edgar Hoover compiled a dossier on Hammer in 1951, which was passed down to five presidents. After retiring from the Senate in 1970, Gore Sr. was hired by Hammer as “chairman of Island Coal Creek Co., an Occidental subsidiary, and a seat on Occidental’s board of directors. By 1992, Gore owned Occidental stock valued at $680,000.”
It is perfectly factual to say that Al Gore Sr., the father of Mr. Environmentalist, was an employee of both a Soviet agent and notorious polluter, and profited handsomely from this relationship.
Al Gore, Al Jazeera, and Qatar
It appears as if Al Gore Jr. is no more scrupulous than Daddy. In January, 2013, Al Gore and his partners sold Current TV, a television network, to Qatari-owned Al Jazeera network for a reported $500 million. Gore, personally,profited to the tune of $100 million. (Writing for National Review in January, 2013, Robert Zubrin noted the consistent hypocrisy of Gore Sr. and Jr.) Nevermind for the moment that Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood and the voice of the Arab Spring, hosting (Muslim Brother) Yusuf Qaradawi’s weekly show to an audience of 60 million with terrorist sympathizers. A little digging reveals that Qatar was involved from the start with the initial funding for Current TV, which they would later acquire to procure broadcasting rights in the United States for Al Jazeera America. Indeed Gore and his two partners in the venture have more connections to the state sponsor of terrorism than is comfortable to admit in polite company.
Current TV was launched primarily by three men: Al Gore, Joel Hyatt, and Ronald Burkle. Joel Hyatt is a businessman and a Democrat politician, appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission (ahem, energy) by then Governor Gray Davis in 1999. Ronald Burkle is another businessman and Democrat fundraiser, who, surprise surprise, is also on the board of Occidental Petroleum. Three Democrats, all with important connections to the energy industry. The questionable ties do not end there.
Joel Hyatt is also on the Board of the prominent American think tank, The Brookings Institution. Brookings, of course, has a satellite campus in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Ronald Burkle, meanwhile, is on the Board of RAND Education. RAND had, until December 2013, its very own RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. Qatar is known for its global impact on educational initiatives. The Qatar Foundation is affiliated with the United National Institute for International Education. WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education), a Qatar-based foundation to influence education globally, has more than 18,000 members and a presence in 152 countries.
In its list of demands to Qatar after expelling its diplomats, Saudi Arabia requested the closing of three institutions in Qatar: Brookings Institution, RAND Corporation, and Al Jazeera. All were connected in one way or another to Current TV.
It may seem like a conflict of interest for anti-carbon Al Gore to take money from the petrol state of Qatar. Yet, this is not as conflicting as it seems. For Qatar derives most of its revenue not from oil, but from natural gas: the tiny Gulf nation has the world’s third largest natural gas reserves, and through its partnership with ExxonMobil, exports LNG around the world.
At the U.N. Social Good Summit in September 2013, which this author attended and at which Al Gore spoke of the dangers of carbon emissions, Gore never mentioned natural gas in his speech, and instead focused exclusively on oil and coal. (Note: Cannot find full video of speech, and am relying on notes from day.)
Finally, to wrap up this neat package of incriminating evidence linking the former Vice President to Qatar – the “worst” partner on counterterrorism in the region, the state that had 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on payroll – the launch of Current TV was facilitated by the purchase of a Canadian news channel by (Gore and Hyatt-founded) INdTV Holdings, from Vivendi Universal. Vivendi is partially owned by Qatar Holdings, a company of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, Qatar Investment Authority (QIA).
In a very real sense, Gore both bought and sold Current TV from Qatar, and in doing so, gave Al Jazeera the means to launch their American affiliate. How convenient for the al-Thani Sheikhs to have their very own Armand Hammer.
Desperate Times, Desperate Reactions
In an April 20 (given the deep connections between the Brotherhood and the Nazi Party, the date may not have been an accident) story in the Jerusalem Post, the question was asked, Will Qatar abandon the Muslim Brotherhood? As they put it, Qatar is the only country who openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. This followed the pressure exerted on Qatar to do just that from its three Gulf neighbors, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia even threatened a blockade should Qatar not comply. Clearly the Brotherhood, and their revolutionary aims, had been recognized as a threat and an ultimatum given.
Nine days later, on April 29, news broke of the damning White House emails, which included an operative of the Muslim Brotherhood. A Benghazi cover-up had been proved to the American public.
On April 27, totally unreported, a delegation from the Qatar Investment Authority visited Washington D.C. This information is available on the official website of Qatar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. QIA’s CEO Ahmad bin Mohamed Al-Sayed met with senior U.S. officials, including “Governor of the state of Virginia, Terry Macaulf [sic], Vincent Gray , mayor of Washington, DC, and Michael Nutter , the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia,” and John Podesta, “Senior Advisor to the U.S. President.”
Two days before the release of what may be the Obama administration’s Watergate, and in the midst serious diplomatic trouble for Qatar, the Senior Advisor to the President met with the QIA – the same QIA who funds Al Jazeera… the same Al Jazeera who paid Al Gore and Qatari-connected partners $500 million for their failed television network. There is no doubt Podesta knew what was in those emails, and was fully aware of coming the political fallout. He went to strategize.
What happens next? On May 5, Podesta announced that Congress couldn’t do anything to stop Obama from enacting new policies to fight climate change. “They may try, but there are no takers at this end of Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Podesta. Obama, he explained, was committed to using executive orders to circumvent the Constitutional process for lawmaking. The same day, it was reported that Qatar was expelling some key Muslim Brothers from the country, including Al Jazeera star, Yusuf al-Qaradawi (who, as of this printing, was unable to find a secure country to be exiled that could guarantee his safety).
Before addressing the obvious implications of this timeline, consider a Politico Magazine interview with Al Gore on April 24. Entitled Al Gore Is Not Giving Up, Gore revealed the nature of his relationship with the Obama White House. Gore bragged that he had “no complaints about any lack of access” to the White House. Gore apparently has a “bat-phone” directly to Obama, allowing him to reach the president “at any point in time.” He “powwowed” with Obama in January, on a Presidential visit to Nashville, at the request of Obama. Said Gore, “The addition of John Podesta to the West Wing staff has made a difference.” Intriguingly, according to Politico, Gore “low profile, which even Gore friends and allies tell me is very much by design.”
All the pieces now fit together, almost too well for comfort.
The Scam that Keeps on Giving
Qatar was in trouble. Their friends, the Obama administration, were in trouble. What to do?
Have Podesta, who knew Gore from the Clinton administration where he was Chief of Staff for Bill, meet with the al Qaeda-backing Qataris. (The Clinton Presidential Library received a 7 figure donation from Qatar.) Shift the focus to climate change, the ominous and vague notion of cataclysmic environmental catastrophes, and the threat of executive orders to distract from the actual threat of a compromised U.S. government. Say the Republicans are creating political theater, wasting the public’s time on another investigation into a “phony” scandal. Suck up as much media time as possible with a perennial press favorite, global warming, no… climate change… no, climate disruption. No matter if it’s a sham, it’s a proven formula. This time, call it dire to really work the crowd into a frenzy.
This says so much about the Clintons, Al Gore, Barack Obama, John Podesta and the Democrat Party. It says equally as much about the climate change (whatever it is) lobby, and the cynical nature of the lie. Those scientists who signed the report, they couldn’t have known how their work would be used. (Note: Qatari influence is definitely not isolated to the Democrat Party. For example of Republican corruption, see here.)
Od yavo’ shalom aleinu!
We’ve all been played. But now you know the truth. Perhaps now something will change.
Under Qatari influence, the United States Department of State muddles a report on terrorism, fingering not al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, who they admit are the most lethal, but Iranian groups as the main threat. More, serious, investigations must follow. And this report has to reach Trey Gowdy, if he is the real deal, as soon as possible.
One last thought. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, after doing the dirty work of Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, was almost definitely sacrificed by Qatar when the heat got too hot (Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, pg. 164). They handed him over to the CIA of George Tenet.
Who might the Qataris be willing to sacrifice this time around?
William Michael’s article first appeared at the New York Young Republican Club site.