If Congressman Peter King (R-NY) really wants answers about radical Islam, he should tell the 2+2=5 radical left to put down their bongs and appear before his committee. The radical left and radical Islam have been comrades for decades and in my not-so-humble opinion, it's time to shed a little light on the subject.
The torrid love affair began during World War II when Adolf Hitler met the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, in 1941. (Yes, the Nazis werre leftists. For those of you who were educationally abused by our public school system, Nazi is short for National SOCIALIST German Workers Party.) The two took an immediate liking to each other. They both loved moon-lit walks on the beach. They both loved risotto. Most importantly, they both wanted to exterminate the Jews. al-Husseini proved to be a valuable ally to the Reich, helping to recruit thjousands of Muslims for the Waffen-SS (He didn't really have to twist any arms. The SS Handschar unit had over 20,000 Muslim troops.) and in return, all the Fuhrer had to do was put the Holocaust into overdrive, which he was more than happy to do.
When Nazi Germany went belly up in 1945, the alliance between the nutjobs on the radical left and radical Islam simmered down until a young man form Venezuela appeared on the world stage. His birth name was Illich Ramirez Sanchez, but you probably know him as Carlos The Jackal. In his heyday, Carlos The Jackal was the Osama bin Laden of the 1970's. Sanchez was a Communist revolutionary who made a name for himself comitting acts of terror for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Sanchez, under the supervision of PFLP mastermind Waddie Haddad, was instrumental in forging an alliance between the European far-left and radical Islam. Sanchez was able to unite the German Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army to the PFLP, and the unholy trio terrorized Europe with help from Syria, Iraq, Libya, and the Soviets until Ronald Reagan won the Cold War and the USSR crumbled into dust, much like Keith Olbermann's career. (Carlos The Jackal was captured in Sudan in 1994 by US and French intelligence. Luckily for us, Hillary's Less Than Faithful Husband, President Caligula, didn't screw up Carlos The Jackal's capture the way he screwed up the attempted assassination of Osama bin Laden. Another rant for another time.)
The American left's alliance with radical Islam has been far different than that of their Euro-trash counterparts. The American far left was different from the European far left. While both groups were a collection of misfits that were prone to violence, the American left was much less sucessful. John Q. Public didn't see groups like the Black Panthers or the Weather Underground as heroes, unlike the way Carlos The Jackal was worshiped in some parts of Europe. The average American saw the fringe left for what they were: commie thugs and traitors. By the time Tricky Dicky resigned, America began to realize that the Counter Culture of the 1960's was a terrible idea and the American left's prestige cratered, much like a book penned by Chris "I'll Have Another Drink" Matthews. Thus, America failed to notice when the radical left started cozy themselves up to radical Islam, like the way future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did with Yasser Arafat, the PLO's head thug. In fact, in his must read American Evita, Christopher Anderson wrote:
"In late July of 1973, however, Hillary's mind was on practicing law. She and Bill made another trip to Arkansas to take the bar exam- and passed on the first try. (Hillary would not be so fortunate in Washington DC, where she had taken the exam twice before passing.) It was during this trip to his home state that Bill took Hillary to meet a politically well-connected friend. When they drove up to the house, Bill and Hillary noticed that a menorah- the seven branched Hebrew candelabrum (not be confused with the more common and subtler mezuzah)- had been affixed on the front door.
'My daddy was half Jewish,' explained Bill's friend. 'One day when he came to visit, my daddy placed the menorah on my door because he wanted me to be proud that we were part Jewish. And I wasn't about to about to say no to my daddy."
To his astonishment, as soon as Hillary saw the menorah, she refused to get out of the car. 'Bill walked up to me and said she was hot and tired, but later he explained the real reason.' According to the friend and another eyewitness, Bill said, 'I'm sorry, but Hillary's really tight with the PLO in New York. They're friends of hers, and she doesn't feel right about the menorah.'
'Do you mean to tell me,' Bill's friend shot back, 'that she is going to be part of Yasser Arafat and all of those people ?'
Bill shrugged. 'Hillary really backs the PLO and doesn't like what Israel is up to,' he said, looking sheepish. 'Anyway she just thinks having a menorah on your front door...she just doesn't like it, that's all.' "
The American far left didn't see the PLO or PFLP the way most rational people saw them, as the heirs to the Nazis. No, they saw the so-called "struggle" of the Palestinians as another excuse to hate America and its "imperialism". By this time, Gerald Ford bored America into submission and the Error of Jimmy Carter, the antisemitic peanut farmer was born. The incompetent Carter wasn't a fan of Israel's right to exist. As Dr. Richard Benkin wrote for Canada Free Press in 2009:
"So, in Jimmy Carter’s world, Israel’s daring to insist that it be recognized as the Jewish homeland—only the very reason why it exists and the historical basis for it—cannot be allowed. It is the obstacle to peace, not the Arabs’ refusal to accept it.
Carter’s rationale for thinking that, however, is really the smoking gun of his anti-Semitism; specifically, that Jews make up less than 100 percent of Israel’s population. Funny, though, he applies this argument to the world’s only Jewish state, and never has done the same to any other country. Mr. Carter seems to consider himself rather knowledgeable in world affairs. If he is, then his omission is one based on bias rather than ignorance. There are 27 countries where Islam is the official state religion, including Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, which border Israel. The 24 others are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Comoros, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq,
Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Somalia, Somaliland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Several of them, such as Bangladesh, have sizeable non-Muslim minorities; and many with almost none, such as Pakistan, destroyed its non-Muslim minority even while Carter was its ally!
To be comprehensive, 12 countries (plus England, Scotland, and 17 Swiss Cantons) recognize Christianity as their state religion, and Buddhism is the official state religion in three. Carter has never made a peep about any of the 42 countries with an official state religion. He certainly never complained to his Saudi allies or the Jordanians because they prohibit Jews from residing in their countries.
Yet, Carter has seen fit to call Israel’s desire to be recognized as the historical Jewish homeland it is as 'an obstacle to peace.' This despite the fact Israel allows free practice of all religions, unlike most of the 27 Islamic nations including Saudi Arabia which makes any religious expression other than Islam a crime."
The rest of the left followed The Peanut Farmer's lead and decided that Israel had no right to exist. (An opinion many on the left still hold today. Go to www.moveon.org and read some threads if you don't believe me.) When Carter was thrashed by Ronald Reagan in the '80 elections, the American left briefly forgot about their radical Islamic allies. This was due to three reasons: 1) Ronald Reagan was immensely popular with the American people and Reagan's attitude to Israel's right to exist was the exact opposite of the hated Carter's. 2) 220 Marines and 21 sailors were killed in the 1983 Beruit barracks bombing and the American public was quickly beginning to realize that radical Islam was extremely dangerous and most prominent lefties did not want to be ssen outwardly supporting any radical Islamic cause. 3) The American left is full of idiots who can't walk and chew gum at the same time. They were too busy blaming Reagan for the AIDS epidemic to pay too much attention to radical Islamic causes.
After Reagan left office as the most beloved President of the 20th century, his successor, George H.W. Bush, had to do the one thing Reagan never really wanted to do: go to war. Former Carlos The Jackal associate and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein decided that Kuwait was a part of Iraq and decided to take it by force. Thus, Hussein sent his ragtag army into Kuwait, slaughtering women and children, and making a general pest of himself. Bush the First rightly realized that this could be the spark that could start World War III and acted immediately to slap some sense into Saddam Hussein. Thus, American troops were stationed in Saudi Arabia as a part of Operation Desert Storm. The American public responded positively and started tying yellow ribbons on every tree and lamp post they could to show support for the troops. The American left, however, did not, and they began to chant "No blood for oil". However, the anti-war movement fizzled, much to the dismay of the left, as the Desert Storm conflict was a blow-out in the America's favor. (It was like the Green Bay Packers versus a high school team.)
The left may have whiffed on recreating the '60's with Desert Storm, but they were able to create the illusion that the US was an imperialist power that was willing to kill and maim for oil. That line of thinking gave the left the moronic idea that radical Islamists weren't terrorists at all, they were freedom fighters. When al-Qaeda attacked the US on 9/11, many on the radical left didn't grieve like most Americans did. They began reaffirm their love for their radical Islamic comrades. For example, black liberation theologist Jeremiah Wright said:
"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickenssssss..... are coming home to roost!"
Yup...We're coming to the part you've been waiting for....
After 9/11, President George W. Bush realized that waiting around to be attacked by radical Islamists wasn't the best of ideas, so he decided to go after the after the biggest threat to world peace at the time, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. American, Israeli, and British intelligence agencies all confirmed that Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. This was especially troubling since Hussein was more than willing to use them, like when he used chemical weapons against the Kurds. (An incident that the left conveniently tosses into the nearest Memory Hole when discusssing the Iraq war.) On March 20th, 2003, the United States invaded Iraq.
At first, the left went along with the invasion. (At the time, Bush was still very popular.) However, when it appeared that that the intelligence that Bush had may have been wrong and the Iraqi WMD program was not as far along as was initially believed, the left showed their true unpatriotic colors and the anti-war movement was born. The anti-war groups like Moveon.org, Code Pinko, and the like, revived the narrative that radical Islam wasn't the aggressor, it was America that was the aggressor. The lamestream leftist media that hated George W. Bush from the moment he was sworn in, jumped on the anti-war bandwagon immediately. From the primordial ooze of anti-war sentiment mixed with a renewed "understanding" of radical Islam, a star arose.
That star was Barack Hussein Obama.
Barack Obama was no ordinary leftist. He not only had ties with radical Islam, he also had ties with the radical left. He was a friend to Weather Underground founder Bill Ayers and PLO operative Rashid Khalidi. He was educated in an Islamic school in Indonesia as well as the liberal Occidental and Columbia universities. He was charismatic, and according to Chris "I'll Have Another Drink" Matthews, quite the looker.
During the '08 Popularity Contest, the lamestream media buried facts about Obama's past, including:
•Barack Obama was not even eligible to be President. (His father was a British subject, thus Obama did not have the natural born citizenship required to assume the Presidency.)
•Barack Obama may have also held Indonesian citizenship at one point to attend school in Indonesia. (This also makes Dear Leader ineligible for the Presidency.)
•Barack Obama was a rather devout Muslim as a child. In fact, his Indonesian school records have have him listed as a Muslim.
•In 1981, Barack Obama spent three weeks in Pakistan. At the time, it would have been impossible for an American to do so, since the military junta that ran Pakistan at the time did not have the warmest relations with the US. A US passport would not have gotten Obama into Pakistan, but an Indonesian passport would have gotten Obama in without any problems.
•Barack Obama had many ties to the radical left. He attended socialist rallies, associated with Marxist-Leninists (Interesting facts: The previously mentioned Red Army Faction and Japanese Red Army considered themselves Marxist-Leninists, and so did Carlos The Jackal. While there's no evidence of Obama explicitly supporting the Red Army Faction, the Japanese Red Army, or Carlos The Jackal, there is certainly a call for concern when someone seeking to become Leader of the Free World associates with people who share the same ideology as vicious international terrorists. However, in his autobiography Dreams From My Father, Obama talks about discussing the works of Frantz Fanon, who advocated "revolutionary violence". Needless to say, Fanon was a really big influence on organizations like the Red Army Faction and the Japanese Red Army.)
•While in the Imperial Senate, Obama proposed the Global Poverty Act that would have sent billions of US taxpayer dollars to many Third World nations. Luckily, the bill died and never became law.
With the lamestream media cheering him on, Obama defeated John McPain in the '08 Popularity Contest. Almost immediately, newly appointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed 900 million dollars to Hamas, a radical Islamic group that controlled the Gaza Strip. If that wasn't galling enough, Obama went on his infamous European Apology Tour, in which he apologized to old, tired, socialist Europe for the US being "arrogant" and "dismissive" of Europe's "leading role" in the world. Not too much after that, Obama also outraged patriotic Americans with his equally infamous Cairo speech. In this speech, our Dear Leader spoke of the "grandeur" that was Islam while saying nothing positive about the US. Granted, none of the above are crimes, but who outside of the far left would hold these positions ? Why would an American President visit a Muslim country and talk up Islam while American troops were engaged in Muslim countries battling radical Islamists ?
Equally troubling were the acts of of the Secetary of Homeland Security Janet From Another Planet Napolitano. Upon her confirmation by the Imperial Senate, Napolitano unsucessfully tried to make the word "terrorism" an unword and replace it with the dubious term "man-made disaster". Not only that, Napolitano's stooges released a report titled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. In this report, Napolitano made it seem that the greatest threat to the United States wasn't radical Islam, it was the imaginary radical right. (http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf). Under Napolitano's less than stellar watch, only dumb luck saved the United States from another 9/11 style attack. Homeland Security procedures failed in the cases of the Christmas Day Underwear Bomber who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit and Faisal Shazaad, the Times Square Bomber, almost succeeded in killing hundreds with a car bomb attack in New York. If that wasn't bad enough, Homeland Security also dropped the ball on Major Nidal Hassan, an Army traitor who shot up Fort Hood, killing almost two dozen American solidiers. The maddening thing about that epsiode is the fact that DHS already knew Hassan was on record with the Army as being sypathetic to radical Islam and Hassan was in contact with Anwar al-Awlaki, an American born radical Islamic terrorist. Even at its most incompetent, the federal "government" is usually better than this.
At the Department of Injustice, Attorney General and Oprah Winfrey's boyfriend look-alike Eric Holder was doing his level headed best to defy popular opinion and common sense. After Chairman Obama decided to close down the Guantanamo Bay prison with no place to put the inhuman filth that resided there, Holder decided it would be a swell idea to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in and several of his cohorts in New York, spitting distance from Ground Zero. Only public outcry from New Yorkers prevented the city from becoming an al-Qaeda target once again. Holder also killed prosecution of the New Black Panthers and their voter intimidation case. (The New Black Panthers also have ties to radical Islam. They associate with Calypso Louie Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam, who in turn has ties to Mommar Qadaffi, the Libyan dictator and sponsor of international terror.) Again, governmental stupidity like turtle tunnels and fish ladders is one thing, criminal negligence is quite another.
Chairman Obama's reign of terror has also included many other bizarre tidbits that should raise some eyebrows, such as:
•sending the exact number of troops to Haiti (10,000) that he shorted General Stanley McCrystal in Afganistan.
•announcing his support for the construction of a victory mosque at Ground Zero at a White House Iftar dinner.
•not saying a thing when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that she was Jew-hating al-Jazeera's number one fan.
•having NASA make Muslims feel good about their contributions to science.
Outside of the federal "government", the left was hard at work for their radical Islamic allies. Bernadine Dohrn, William Ayers' ugly half and another one of Chairman Obama's "neighbors" was a part of a flotilla that attempted to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza strip. Code Pinko was involved the military coup that overthrew Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. The silence of the federal "government" on these acts is telling, despite the fact that they endanger national security. "Telling" may not be the best word to use here. Maybe "chilling" is more appropriate.
The ball is in your court, Congressman King. Do you want the truth ? It's there for the taking.
God help us all.