US-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s leaked e-mails of 2014 to her campaign chairman John Podesta, who was then-counselor to President Barack Obama, suggest that Saudi Arabia and Qatar both provide financial and logistical support to the Islamic State and other Sunni terrorist groups.
Clinton wrote an e-mail to Podesta on August 17, 2014 with an eight-point plan to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Therein, it was envisaged that the USA would support Kurdish forces on the ground with military advisors and air strikes but avoid a ground operation. In addition to that, diplomatic and intelligence assets should be used in order to increase the pressure on the Saudi and Qatari government to make them stop supporting terrorist groups. Furthermore, it was envisaged that the USA would step up their commitment in the Kurdish Regional Government in order to bring Saudi Arabia and Qatar in a position of balancing policy between their rivalry over the domination of the Sunni world and the consequences of the pressure exercised by the USA. These actions were also expected to assist moderate forces in Lebanon, Libya and Jordan where insurgents were motivated by ISIS’s success in Iraq.
In 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton labeled the election of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt a “milestone for democracy” in the country. A declassified State Department document reveals talking points for the meeting between Clinton and Morsi. Among other issues it includes the offer of US technical expertise for economic and social programs as well as assistance in investment initiatives. Furthermore secret assistance was offered in order to upgrade Egyptian police forces towards serving the needs of people in a democratic system. Many pro-democracy protestors in Egypt regarded US support for Morsi as betrayal and as means to back the Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East. Another State Department document shows that Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides wrote to Morsi seeking collaboration with Egypt on Iran and Syria.
The two documents illustrate that the US administration was not aware of the Islamist threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood and its network. The movement’s mission is to implement Sharia law which is antidemocratic and contradicts fundamental rights and freedoms. Furthermore it laid the ideological basis for jihadist terrorism of radical groups like Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Furthermore, one has to consider that the Muslim Brotherhoods supreme guide Mohammed Badie even called for jihad not only against Israel but also against the USA already in 2010.
However, in the wake of protests against Morsi, Egyptian military leaders arrested him and Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi became head of a military government and was later elected president of Egypt. In Libya, the US supported overthrow of Muammar Gadhafi plunged the country into civil war that now serves as refuge for Islamist terrorist groups. The war in Syria provided the basis for the emergence of the Islamic State. According to media, the CIA also cooperated with the Muslim Brotherhood on Afghanistan. The group was asked to open a back channel to Al-Qaeda in order to assure the safe exit of US troops from the country.
Based on these incidents, public should be aware of the dangerous Middle East policy of the current US administration.
Sources: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/clinton-backed-egypts-muslim-brotherhood-regime/ & http://www.newsmax.com/JosephESchmitz/brotherhood-egypt-gertz-muslim/2016/10/14/id/753478/
The Muslim Brotherhood is an organization that seeks for Islamic world dominance. In order to reach that goal it is guided by a philosophy known as “Civilization Jihad”. This concept includes tactics such as infiltration, public relations campaigns or subversion in order to undermine states and take over power. It has two terroristic branches, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and has influence over Al-Qaeda. Financed through oil money from Saudi Arabia and Qatar the organization is operating worldwide and corrupts leaders in the educational, economical, civil, religious and political field. The Muslim Brotherhood can be described as a fundamentalist organization that – according to experts – draws back on violence in the forms of fanatical terror/Jihadism, conquest and war in order to reach its goals.
In the USA the Muslim Brotherhood operates through a network of front organizations such as the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim American Society (MAS) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). In a speech to the MAS and the ICNA, the Executive Director of CAIR, Nihad Awad called on American Muslims to support the cause of Black Lives Matter and at the same event MAS-leader Khalilah Sabra advocated a revolution in America following the model of Arab Spring in Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Egypt. Hence, several organization members attended demonstrations of Black Live Matters and used it to promote their political messages against certain officials.
On the other hand, one has to keep in mind that Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries make financial contributions to the Clinton Foundation which implies that Muslim Brotherhood oil money actually already influences the elections in the USA. Another questionable influence on US-politics is exercised by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Its goal is to make criticism of Islam a criminal offense and by criminalizing “Islamophobia” the USA would step by step become defenseless against Islamist infiltration. Notwithstanding, the already existing connection of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Black Lives Matter to the Muslim Brotherhood has never been subject to mainstream US-media debates. Judicial Watch even obtained proof that the administration of Barrack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arranged arms deliveries to Al-Qaeda in Iraq which eventually made ISIS an ally of the USA and the Muslim Brotherhood against the Syrian government. In general, Barrack Obama’s foreign policy has been very supportive to the Muslim Brotherhood while actually damaging to the interests and security of the American people.
Defense Department Inspector General John Crane as well as longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin have family connections to the Muslim Brotherhood that should be taken more serious with regard to US-national security.
John Crane’s father, Robert Crane, converted to Islam in 1980 and is a high-level member of several Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas front organizations. According to John Crane he was never asked about this father’s activities during his career as security official. In 2013, some month before the whistle blowing case of Edward Snowden who had stolen classified documents became publicly known, Crane was removed from office and lost his security clearances. Crane then became a consultant for the General Accountability Project (GAP) that does legal counseling for Snowden.
Today, the security clearance questionnaire asks about the affiliation of relatives with foreign government services or movements. Notwithstanding, the issue is that the Muslim Brotherhood might not be considered as problematic as it should be. The Obama administration was keen on rehabilitating its image although it is considered a terrorist organization by many US-allies. In addition to that, it might also obtain that status in the USA though the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act. One must not forget that the Muslim Brotherhood wants to impose strict Islamic law all over the world and thereby draws back on a strategy that consists of a mix of politics and violence. Hence, it has ideological ties to some of the bitterest enemies of the USA like Al-Qaeda, Hamas or the Islamic State.
However, the current sense of political correctness leaves not much space to regard Islamic organizations as security risk unless they are classified as terrorist groups under US-law.