State Department claims ‘five Israeli units responsible for gross violations of human rights’ before October 7

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/04/state-department-claims-five-israeli-units-responsible-for-gross-violations-of-human-rights-before-october-7; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The statement from the State Department is reprehensible, as it implies that Israel provoked October 7. Let’s not forget that on the same day of the Hamas massacre, October 7, the Saudis, Qatar, and Iran all blamed the attack upon the so-called “occupation.” The State Department is scapegoating Israel again, which serves to empower Hamas, Iran and all jihadists.

Note that the State Department’s Vedant Patel “did not identify the units” he was accusing. The accusations against Israel of human rights abuses are vague because they aren’t justified.

It is the modus operandi of jihadists everywhere to rape and murder, with no limits upon their intentional, calculated savagery against civilians. That isn’t the MO of Israel. Jihadists are infamously inhumane — from al-Qaeda and ISIS to Boko Haram, al-Shabaab and the Taliban. It’s historic and ongoing.

“When your Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers; so strike the necks, and strike every finger of them!” (Qur’an 8:12)

And all married women [are forbidden to you] except those whom your right hands possess. (Qur’an 4:24)

The October 7 attack was not connected in any way, shape or form to anything Israel has done. To claim otherwise is to ignore the jihad imperative. Muslims kill Muslims in droves. Muslims kill Christians and other infidels in droves, and routinely murder Israelis. October 7 took years to plan. The Times of Israel reported “sources close to the leadership of Hamas’s Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades military wing” as stating this:

The terrorists involved in the devastating attack were selected from among hundreds of elite commandos from all over Gaza, and underwent training for a number of years, along with continuous testing to gauge their skills.

Neither Israel nor any Western “elite” forces would train their personnel to commit a barbaric attack such as what the world saw on October 7.

“US says five Israeli units committed abuse before Hamas attack,” WION, April 30, 2024:

"The United States announced that five Israeli military units had committed grave human rights violations against Palestinians in the West Bank before Hamas launched its assault in the month of October," said the State Department on Monday (Apr 29).

State Department deputy spokesman Vedant Patel said that four out of the five units had taken remedial measures, however, consultations were underway across the fifth unit with the Israeli government.

“After a careful process, we found five Israeli units responsible for individual incidents of gross violations of human rights,” Patel said.

Patel said that the violations took place before the Oct 7 Hamas assault and that it was not in the Gaza Strip.

He did not identify the units or specify the measures the Israeli government had taken against them….

State Department Stabs Israel in the Back, Twists the Knife Biden administration promotes Hamas propaganda by smearing Israel as a human rights abuser.

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/state-department-stabs-israel-in-the-back-twists-the-knife; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

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On Tuesday, the State Department published its 2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. What should have been a non-political document completes the betrayal of Israel that the Biden administration began on March 25, when it refrained from having the U.S. veto a UN resolution calling for a Gaza ceasefire, the impact of which would enable the leadership of Hamas to survive and launch more attacks on Jews and Jewish babies. The clear meaning of the October 7 massacre was witnessed in Palestinians burning infants alive to cries of “Allahu Akbar” as though the incineration of the innocent – should they be Jews – is a holy sacrament rather than a sick episode in the wretched history of humanity’s inhumanity to its weakest members.

Far from being horrified by this celebration of evil, the Biden administration conflated the practices of the only civilized society in the Middle East with the monsters seeking its destruction.

Fox News noted that the Biden State Department report “highlighted Israel prominently, featuring concerns over the country’s precautions to minimize the civilian toll of Palestinians on the first page, which is normally reserved for the most egregious of human rights abusers.”

Not only does the report include Israel among the most barbaric human rights abusers – China, Putin’s Russia, the Taliban, and Iran, the would-be exterminators of the Jewish state — but “Israel was mentioned before the Biden administration’s State Department addressed ‘ongoing and brutal human rights abuses in Iran’ or ‘the Taliban’s systemic mistreatment of and discrimination against Afghanistan’s women and girls.’”

In Iran, they chant “Death to America” and have been waging war against their own people, brutally suppressing nationwide riots that broke out after Sharia police murdered a young woman, Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested for not wearing her hijab properly. In Afghanistan, girls have been denied the right to an education, and the Taliban regime’s Supreme Leader announced in late March: “We will flog women in public, we will stone them to death in public.” No similar quotes were offered by the State Department from Israel’s leaders… because there are none.

The State Department report treats Israel as a worse human rights abuser than any of the above.

As far as the State Department is concerned, Israel’s alleged human rights violations are so egregious that they warrant being discussed immediately after the report mentions “the Kremlin’s disregard and contempt for human rights,” which “are on full display in its war against Ukraine,” and the “horrific violence, death, and destruction, including mass killings, unjust detentions, rape, and other forms of gender-based violence” that the Sudanese Armed Forces have unleashed in that country. In other words, Israel – the only non-racist democracy in the Middle East – is worse than the slaveocracy in Sudan, when it comes to the Jews’ human rights records.

This is an obscene libel. John Spencer, who is chair of urban warfare studies at the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West Point, analyzed the IDF’s actions in Gaza and reported in late March that “Israel has implemented more precautions to prevent civilian harm than any military in history—above and beyond what international law requires and more than the U.S. did in its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Likewise, the British Colonel Richard Kemp stated earlier this month that in Gaza, “the ratio of deaths of civilians to military personnel was far lower than in other wars where armies had not been accused of war crimes, adding that he was not aware of any war crimes [committed by the IDF].’”

The State Department has ignored both Spencer and Kemp, and shown its appreciation for Goebbels’ infamous advice that people will more readily believe a Big Lie than a small one – as it happens in this case, also to further the latest campaign – to exterminate the Jews “from the river to the sea.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has insisted that not a single Jew will be allowed to live in a Palestinian state. This is not a plan for coexistence; it’s a recipe for genocide.

An Egyptian imam, Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub, made that plain in a 2009 televised sermon in which he articulated the neo-Nazi character of the anti-Israel war, saying that Muslim hatred of Jews had nothing to do with Israel and everything to do with the Qur’an:

“If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not. We will never love them. Absolutely not…. Your belief regarding the Jews should be, first, that they are infidels, and second, that they are enemies…. You must believe that we will fight, defeat, and annihilate them, until not a single Jew remains on the face of the Earth.”

Got it, Secretary of State Blinken? This is a thousand-year Islamic imperative, rooted in the Qur’an’s calls to “kill them wherever you find them” (2:191, 4:89, cf. 9:5).

Israel is in the midst of a war for its survival – not as a state but as the home of the Jews. The war against the jihadist military base in Gaza is not a political war, but a desperate effort to stave off a genocidal campaign which has been pursued without relief for 75 years in Gaza and more than a thousand years in the historic home of the Jews – the land around the Jordan. Yet its principal foes are radical Islamists – aided and abetted by a criminal White House, seeking votes and support from a neo-Nazi Left based in American universities, funded by a self-hating Jew – George Soros – who long ago should have been prosecuted for organizing illegal street demonstrations attacking Wall Street and endangering the lives of ordinary Americans in the process.

Thanks to the oddities of American elections, the Jews’ main enemy at this point is a criminal sitting in the White House who is desperately seeking votes in Michigan and selling his political influence to America’s enemies – and giving less of a damn about American citizens than any president in history before him.

US State Department says Hamas won’t release female hostages because they will tell about jihadis’ sex crimes~Rape, Torture, Mutilation, and Murder by Hamas of Both Men and Women

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/us-state-department-says-hamas-wont-release-female-hostages-because-they-will-tell-about-jihadis-sex-crimes;

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This is quite likely. Hamas enjoys vogue right now and the world loves it. But too many horrific rape stories might sour the affection of even the most ardent Leftist.

“US State Department–Hamas won’t release women hostages because they will talk about sex crimes,” by Vered Weiss, World Israel News, December 4, 2023:

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller revealed in a press conference that Hamas won’t free the remaining women because they don’t want them to talk about possible sex crimes in captivity.

With increasing reports about the frequency and severity of sexual crimes, including rape and genital mutilation, perpetrated by Hamas on October 7th, Matthew Miller has posited the hesitancy of releasing female hostages, the main issue that led to the end of the ceasefire and the resumption of fighting, is to prevent them from revealing similar crimes during their confinement.

In a press conference, Miller said, “The fact that they continue to hold women, hostages, the fact that they continue to hold children, hostages, just the fact that it seems one of the reasons they don’t want to turn women over they’ve been holding hostage, and the reason this pause fell apart, is they don’t want those women to be able to talk about what happened to them during their time in custody.”

“There is very little that I would put beyond Hamas when it comes to its treatment of civilians, and particularly its treatment of women,” he adds.

Last week, 110 elderly women, mothers and their children, and foreign nationals were released by Hamas.

As of last Friday after the ceasefire, 136 hostages remain who are mainly male, but there are still a number of women, including one who was seen in October 7th footage revealing blood on the seat of her sweatpants as she was shoved by terrorists into a van….

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Rape, Torture, Mutilation, and Murder by Hamas of Both Men and Women

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/rape-torture-mutilation-and-murder-by-hamas-of-both-men-and-women;

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More eyewitness accounts have just been released about the sexual assaults, followed by torture and decapitations, of both men and women, carried out by Hamas on October 7. The story can be found here: “Hamas raped men as well as women during October 7 attack: Investigators reveal how sex assault victims were tied up, stripped and mutilated as Israel launches its ‘biggest ever criminal investigation,'” by Summer Goodkind and David Averre, Daily Mail, December 4, 2023:

Israeli investigators probing the fallout of the brutal October 7 attacks have found evidence that men as well as women suffered sexual violence and rape at the hands of Hamas and Islamic Jihad attackers, activists have claimed.

Yael Sherer, a spokeswoman for Israel’s Survivors of Sexual Violence advocacy group, said there was physical evidence as well as eyewitness accounts of sexual violence perpetrated against both sexes amid the attacks.

There was sexual violence and rape in these communities in the south of Israel… we have a few living survivors – not a lot – of both genders. It didn’t only happen to women, it happened to men as well,’ she told BBC Radio 4.

‘Aside from finding the bodies of people who were murdered, a lot of the bodies were mutilated… terrorists made sure to disgrace these people and dishonor them,’ she added….

Yoni Saadon, 39, who survived the attack on the Nova music festival by hiding under dead bodies, this weekend gave a harrowing account of the sexual violence he saw perpetrated against women at the campground.

One horrifying image he described was the moment a woman’s decapitated head rolled across the road, after she was beheaded for refusing to be stripped naked….

After an hour, the shift manager peeked out. ‘I saw this beautiful woman with the face of an angel and eight or ten of the fighters beating and raping her.’

The woman was screaming "stop it," he said, and begged the terrorists to kill her to put her out of her misery.

‘When they finished they were laughing and the last one shot her in the head," he said.

The father of four admitted how his mind kept reminding him it could have been one of his daughters, or his sister, who at the last minute bowed out of the festival.

The horror was far from over for Yoni as, hiding in the bushes, he saw two more Hamas fighters catch a woman.

‘She was fighting back, not allowing them to strip her,’ he recalled. ‘They threw her to the ground and one of the terrorists took a shovel and beheaded her and her head rolled along the ground. I see that head too.’…

Haim Outmezgine, commander of a special unit of Zaka, that collects the remains of bodies said: ‘We collected 1,000 bodies in ten days from the festival site and kibbutzim. No one saw more than us.

‘It was clear they were trying to spread as much horror as they could — to kill, to burn alive, to rape … it seemed their mission was to rape as many as possible.’

David Katz, head of the Lahav 443 criminal investigation unit, did not give a precise figure for the number of cases under investigation, but said the inquiry could take 'six to eight months’.

The horror grows and grows. Those who still are unable to appreciate Israel’s determination to eliminate Hamas, and — like the Bidenites — preposterously hector Israel to “use great care to limit civilian casualties,” when that is something the IDF already does, more than any other army in the world, should study carefully these eyewitness accounts of unparalleled barbarity.

Blinken doubles down on pressuring Israel to ‘minimize further casualties of innocent Palestinians’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/12/blinken-doubles-down-on-pressuring-israel-to-minimize-further-casualties-of-innocent-palestinians;

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The Biden administration persistently refrains from addressing the reason for Israel’s war on Hamas, the goal of which is to obliterate the state of Israel, and the massacre of its citizens on October 7. This video gives insight into what Israel has suffered: see HERE. Warning: it’s disturbing. Blinken also neglects to mention Hamas’ use of human shields as he constantly draws attention to the collateral damage of war on Hamas.

The Biden administration participating in the gang-up against Israel at the worst possible time. Israel’s response to the horror of October 7 has now been twisted to make Israel appear to be the abuser and the Palestinians as the victims. As a result, ISIS-like Hamas is virtually off the hook. Blinken did not “appear to set down red lines that would trigger US actions.” But when might he do so? World War II, which was the “deadliest and most destructive war in human history, claimed between 40 and 50 million lives, displaced tens of millions of people, and cost more than $1 trillion to prosecute.” What would Blinken say about the civilian lives in that just war?

This escalating level of propaganda against Israel, whose citizens were victimized in the most sickening way, is a mystery revealed for those who couldn’t understand antisemitism and the warped mindset that led to the Holocaust.

Blinken said to warn war cabinet Israel may not have months to topple Hamas,” by Jacob Magid, Times of Israel, December 1, 2023:

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Israel’s war cabinet on Thursday that it likely doesn’t have months to wage war against Hamas in Gaza, as domestic and international pressure mounts on US President Joe Biden’s administration to draw an end to the fighting, an Israeli official said.

The warning was one of several issued by the top US diplomat during his meeting with the war cabinet and in separate sit-downs with top officials. At a press conference, he also publicly cautioned Israel at considerable length against allowing the same scale of death and displacement in southern Gaza once fighting shifts there from northern Gaza….

During his press conference Thursday night recapping his meetings in Israel, the secretary said he told Israel’s leaders that they would need to change the way they are fighting.

“I underscored the imperative — for the United States — that the massive loss of civilian life and displacement of the scale that we saw in northern Gaza, not be repeated in the South,” Blinken said.

Blinken said he told Israeli leaders that the IDF must prepare for how it will keep civilians safe before resuming its military campaign, including setting up safe zones.

“I made clear that before Israel resumes major military operations, it must put in place humanitarian, civilian protection plans that minimize further casualties of innocent Palestinians,” he said. “That means taking more effective steps to protect the lives of civilians, including by clearly and precisely designating areas and places in southern and central Gaza where they can be safe and out of the line of fire.”

He also said Israel must avoid further mass displacement of Palestinians; avoid the targeting of “life-critical infrastructure like hospitals, like power stations, like water facilities”; and allow the eventual return of displaced Palestinians to northern Gaza. “There must be no enduring internal displacement,” he said….

Meet the State Department Employee Who is Accusing Biden of ‘Genocide’

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Sylvia Yacoub, an employee in the State Department’s Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, is organizing a "dissent cable" in her bureau and within the State Department, looking to undermine the Biden administration's policy of strongly supporting Israel in its war against Hamas.

She has also used social media to excoriate Biden and his policies. 

It should be noted that "dissent cables" are not for public consumption and are supposed to remain in-house. In fact, senior State Department officials take great care to guard their secrecy so that the junior officers drafting the cable aren't punished. 

But Yacoub apparently publicized the email asking for signatories to sign the cable.

"In light of Hamas's heinous attack on October 7, the ensuing response by the Government of Israel, and the seemingly full endorsement by the U.S. government to the response, we have drafted a dissent cable calling for a significant change in the Administration's short and long-term policy surround the conflict and path towards regional integration and security," she wrote, according to a copy obtained by Axios.

"We will send the draft cable on ClassNet," she wrote, referring to a classified system in the State Department. "We are hoping to collect signatures of those interested by COB tomorrow."

For Yacoub, her passion for the Palestinians burns brightly. In fact, she's a fanatic who doesn't belong within 100 miles of Foggy Bottom.

Washington Free Beacon:

Yacoub’s messages—which accuse Israel of "genocide" in the Gaza Strip, criticize U.S. military assistance to Israel, and accuse the Biden administration of fomenting Islamaphobia with its pro-Israel position—are said to be well known within the State Department and causing headaches among officials, according to two U.S. government sources who spoke to the Free Beacon.

Yacoub is one of several current Biden administration officials who have publicly griped about America’s robust support for Israel, including a Pentagon employee who has repeatedly called for an immediate Israeli ceasefire, undercutting the administration’s stated policy. U.S. officials, in private forums, have also raised concerns about what they see as the administration’s overly supportive stance towards Israel, according to one U.S. official familiar with the matter.

"A U.S. diplomat openly attacking the administration and its policy in such a manner only serves to undermine the overall mission of advancing U.S. interests," one U.S. official familiar with Yacoub’s social media postings told the Free Beacon. "No one is forcing her to be part of an administration and a policy that she evidently loathes so much."

Apparently, Yacoub isn't interested in resigning. She wants to make a splash on social media. In contrast to the rather mild language she used in the email about the dissent cable, Yoacoub held nothing back in her social media posts.

"You are providing significantly more military assistance to the government that is indiscriminately attacking innocent Gazans... you are complicit in genocide."

"Hey @POTUS—so long as you keep showing absolute support for Bibi with no clear, actionable redlines or calls for a ceasefire, you continue to support genocide," she wrote in another tweet.."Your rhetoric and approach from day one have resulted in the deaths of thousands. There is so much blood on your hands."

Yacoub is very well-connected, having worked for Hillary Clinton and the Obama Foundation. But after only two years at the State Department, what made her believe that anyone was interested in her opinion about war and peace?

A State Department official, speaking only on background, would not comment on the substance of Yacoub's tweets, instead telling the Free Beacon that all employees have access to an internal government network known as the "dissent channel," in which they can communicate policy concerns.

"As a general matter, the dissent channel has been available to employees since the Vietnam War, and we are proud that the department has an established procedure for employees to articulate policy disagreements directly to the attention of senior department principals without fear of retribution," the official said.

Yacoub wasn't interested in making her views known to her superiors. She wanted attention drawn to her policy position despite being a junior employee. 

It's a hallmark of her generation to engage in self-aggrandizement and call it "activism."

State Department Official Quits Over How Biden Is Handling Hamas-Israel Conflict

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OAN’s Abril Elfi 
1:27 PM – Thursday, October 19, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/state-department-official-quits-over-how-biden-is-handling-hamas-israel-conflict/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Josh Paul, a State Department official who spoke to the press, has now resigned from his position for reasons pertaining to the Biden Administration’s strategy on the current conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Paul, who had worked at the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs for over 11 years, announced through a statement posted on LinkedIn on Wednesday that he quit his job “due to a policy disagreement concerning our continued lethal assistance to Israel.”

“Let me be clear,” Paul wrote. “Hamas’ attack on Israel was not just a monstrosity; it was a monstrosity of monstrosities. I also believe that potential escalations by Iran-linked groups such as Hezbollah, or by Iran itself, would be a further cynical exploitation of the existing tragedy. But I believe to the core of my soul that the response Israel is taking, and with it the American support both for that response and for the status quo of the occupation, will only lead to more and deeper suffering for both the Israeli and the Palestinian people – and is not in the long term American interest.”

 

He continued, saying: “This Administration’s response – and much of Congress’ as well – is an impulsive reaction built on confirmation bias, political convenience, intellectual bankruptcy, and bureaucratic inertia.”

“That is to say, it is immensely disappointing, and entirely unsurprising. Decades of the same approach have shown that security for peace leads to neither security, nor to peace. The fact is, blind support for one side is destructive in the long term to the interests of the people on both sides,” Paul added.

Paul also asserted that he is unable to support a set of policy decisions that he believes are “shortsighted, destructive, unjust, and contradictory to the very values that we publicly espouse.”

He also said that the U.S., as a “third party,” should not take sides in the conflict and expressed that Israel had committed “gross violations of human rights.”

The decision of the former state official comes as President Joe Biden has increased funding and weapons to Israel, a long-standing Middle East ally, in response to the Islamic terrorist group’s unexpected attacks on the country earlier this month. 

The U.S. currently provides $3.8 billion in security support to Israel each year, and the administration is preparing to request even more security assistance.

In an interview, Paul told reporters that legal safeguards intended to keep American weaponry out of the hands of human rights violators are failing since the U.S. is supporting Israel while cutting off water, food, medical care, and energy to Gaza.

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Biden Sent $148 Million to ‘Palestinian’ Areas Weeks Before Attack on Israel~The State Department warned that aid money was at “high risk” of funding Hamas.

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SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/biden-sent-148-million-to-palestinian-areas-weeks-before-attack-on-israel;

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In 2021, State Department officials warned that “there is a high risk Hamas could potentially derive indirect, unintentional benefit from U.S. assistance to Gaza” and asked for a special exemption from sanctions on funding terrorists.

In 2022, Biden met with Palestinian Authority terror leader Mahmoud Abbas and boasted that “I reversed the policies of my predecessor and resumed aid to the Palestinians — more than half a billion dollars in 2021.”

While the Biden administration kept the assessment that it was at high risk of funding Hamas secret, the results could be seen in real-time. After the Trump administration and Congress cut off foreign aid to the terrorist areas in the West Bank and Gaza, the number of terrorist attacks dropped sharply. So did the casualties. In all of 2020, only three Israelis were killed.

In 2021, when Biden restored aid to the terrorists, Israeli casualties shot up 900%.

They have since consistently risen every year Biden was in office, up another 82% from 2021 to 2022. Even before the horrifying atrocities of the conclusion of the Jewish High Holy Days, twice as many Israelis had been killed in one month of Biden than in one year of Trump.

The money kept on rolling in even days before the attacks. On September 23, UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield declared herself “proud to announce the United States is providing more than $73 million in additional funding to support UNRWA”.

In the first days of October, Secretary of State Blinken overrode a hold by Senator Jim Risch on $75 million in funding for UNRWA, which is largely staffed by Hamas. Risch had imposed a hold along with other Republican senators, requiring that Blinken certify every 180 days that UNRWA meets accountability criteria because of its “long history of employing people connected to terrorist movements like Hamas” and “using its schools to store Hamas weapons.”

“It is unthinkable that U.S. taxpayer dollars would be used to help fund such an organization,” Sen. Risch stated.

It was extremely ‘thinkable’ to the Biden administration which knew that it was the case. Despite that, it authorized $148 million in aid in the weeks before Hamas launched its attack on Israel. Of that money, $75 million would be directly used for “humanitarian” purposes in Gaza.

Even after 9 Americans have been murdered and more taken hostage (a number that is likely to increase), no halt on aid and no review of past aid has been announced. There is every reason to think that payments to UNRWA will be made regardless of whether they benefit Hamas.

Biden’s UN Ambassador revealed that “in 2023 alone, the United States has contributed more than $296 million to UNRWA. And the Biden Administration has contributed nearly $1 billion since 2021.” Millions, tens of millions of that money, was inevitably used to murder, torture and behead concert goers, to fire rockets, to kidnap children and to finance Hamas operations.

After the High Holy Days atrocities, the European Union announced that it was halting its aid.

“The scale of terror and brutality against Israel and its people is a turning point. There can be no business as usual. As the biggest donor of the Palestinians, the European Commission is putting its full development portfolio under review, worth a total of EUR 691m,” the EU’s Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi announced. “All payments immediately suspended. All projects put under review. All new budget proposals, including for 2023 postponed until further notice. Comprehensive assessment of the whole portfolio.”

“We will put all development aid payments on ice for the time being,” Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg stated. “The scale of the terror is so horrendous. It’s such a fracture that one cannot go back to business as usual.”

No such announcement has come out of the Biden administration. The EU has reacted with shock and horror to rapes, murders and caged children. There’s been nothing like it in D.C. Samantha Power tweeted a condemnation of Hamas, but made no mention of an end or even a review of USAID funding. Secretary of State Blinken likewise offered nothing on foreign aid. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield claimed to be “outraged and horrified” at the “appalling unprovoked, brutal attacks by Hamas terrorists”, but made no mention of ending aid to them.

That should be taken to mean that the Biden administration will go on funding the terrorists.

The European statements only highlight the callousness and lack of humanity in the Biden administration which has offered press releases, but no deviation from its pre-existing agenda.

Before this, the Biden administration was aware that there was a “high risk” that it was funding Hamas. And it could see rising violence and deaths keeping peace with the money it was sending into terrorist areas. Despite that, it kept it up. Earlier this year it dispatched $148 million to UNRWA despite widely documented evidence that the UN agency’s workforce is dominated by Hamas terrorists who use its infrastructure to store weapons and carry out attacks.

While the Biden administration was sending hundreds of millions to the terrorists, it was enabling billions of dollars to make their way to Iran which was funding and training them.

The recent release of $6 billion to Iran through its Qatari allies, who also serve as state sponsors of Hamas, was only the latest in a series of payments that, like those of the Obama administration, illicitly bypassed American laws, in this case by going through South Korea.

Even more significantly, the Biden administration failed to enforce sanctions on Iran’s oil shipments to China. While officially the sanctions remained in place, the Islamic terrorist state was swimming in Chinese money from its massive increase in shipments to the PRC.

Beyond the $6 billion in the prisoner swap deal, the Biden administration had covertly agreed to stop intercepting and seizing Iranian oil tankers allowing the terror state to move 1.6 million barrels to China a day. Under Biden, Iran has been able to gain $47 billion from its China trade.

In September, Iman Nasseri, the managing director of the FGE energy consulting firm, suggested that, “I think Iranians have been given unwritten confirmation … that there won’t be any further sanctions on the crude buyers as long as they are engaged in the unofficial negotiations.”

The Biden administration was covertly undermining sanctions even while claiming that they were still in place. Iran’s newfound wealth was used to launch attacks on Americans in Iraq and to finance the extensive infrastructure and planning for the High Holy Days atrocities.

It is unknown how much of the sanctions relief to Iran and the foreign aid to the terrorist areas in Israel financed the High Holy Days atrocities, but there is no doubt that such sizable infusions of money would have played a role in making the unprecedented scale of the attacks possible.

And the Biden administration isn’t even expressing regret or imposing a pause on aid.

The devastating attacks, the murdered Israelis, the raped women and the caged children, fulfilled the foreign policy aims of the Biden administration which were to weaken Israel, and specifically Prime Minister Netanyahu, and to make the terrorists into the focus of negotiations, replacing the anti-Iran Abraham Accords with another round of anti-Israel peace talks.

The Biden administration was warned that its aid money would go to Hamas. It watched terrorist attacks increase every year that money resumed flowing to the terrorist areas. It filled its administration with advocates for terrorism against Israel including its envoy to the terrorists, Hady Amr, and now its policies paid off with the worst day of terror in Israel’s history.

Terrorism costs money. And we’re the ones paying for it.

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken addresses Israel~This admin is having a hard time admitting Iran is behind this

Bartiromo: This admin is having a hard time admitting Iran is behind this… Why?

Maria's panel discusses the Biden administration saying that there is no direct link to Iran following the Hamas attack on Israel, the calls to freeze the $6 billion from the prisoner swap deal, and the intelligence failure.

Secretary of State Blinken Accidentally Admits Biden Admin Funded Attack on Israel

Secretary of State Blinken Accidentally Admits Biden Admin Funded Attack on Israel
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It took little time for people to connect the dots between Joe Biden’s unfreezing of $6 billion in Iranian assets last month — part of a prisoner swap — and the Hamas attack on Israel. Hamas gets funding from Iran, and all the restrictions on how Iran can spend their money are meaningless. In fact, Hamas spokesman Ghazi Hamad told the BBC that Iran did give financial support to Hamas for its surprise attack on Israel, and a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, confirmed this.

That hasn’t stopped the Biden administration from desperately trying to absolve itself of responsibility for the deadly attack, which has set off yet another war in the region.

“Let’s be clear,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller wrote on X. “The deal to bring U.S. citizens home from Iran has nothing to do with the horrific attack on Israel. Not a penny has been spent, and when it is, it can only go for humanitarian needs like food and medicine. Anything to the contrary is false.”

Variations of this talking point have been repeated ad nauseam by various members of the Biden administration. One of them was Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who did the rounds on the Sunday morning talk shows to defend the Biden administration. He claimed on ABC’s “This Week” that “not a single dollar from that account has actually been spent to date, and in any event, it’s very carefully and closely regulated by the Treasury Department to make sure that it’s only used for food, for medicine, for medical equipment.”

Cute story, right? Well, that may be the line the administration is pushing, but when Blinken appeared on “Meet The Press,” he let slip some actual truth.

“What do you say about the argument that money is fungible — so Iran may have known this money was coming and used other funds to help fund this attack?” asked host Kristen Welker.

“Iran has unfortunately always used and focused its funds on supporting terrorism, on supporting groups like Hamas,” Blinken replied. “And it’s done that when there have been sanctions, it’s done that when there haven’t been sanctions, and it’s always prioritized that.”

That admission completely undermines the talking points that the Biden administration has been pushing. They unfroze $6 billion for Iran, and Iran funded the Hamas attack. It’s that simple. Per Blinken’s own words, the condition of the money only being used for humanitarian purposes is meaningless. Iran will always use money to fund terrorism.

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So if the Biden administration knows Iran funds terrorism, why did it unfreeze $6 billion as part of the prisoner exchange last month? There’s no good answer to that — or to the question of why the Obama administration and now the Biden administration are so intent on giving the Iranian regime a pathway to nuclear weapons.

Biden Regime State Department Makes No Mention of 9/11 on International Day of Remembrance for Terror Victims

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/08/biden-regime-state-department-makes-no-mention-of-9-11-on-international-day-of-remembrance-for-terror-victims;

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It’s as if terrorism were someone else’s problem.

It was a given that the commemoration of the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism would contain no mention of the group responsible for the majority of that terrorism.

But the Biden administration has gone one better by making no mention of 9/11 or any terrorist attacks that were carried out against Americans. Instead, a boilerplate statement, “We pay solemn tribute to those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks, and we will never forget the victims of terrorism or stop our pursuit of justice and peace.”

It’s as if terrorism were someone else’s problem with no relationship to anything that happened to America.

At the third commemoration, there was an event involving the 9/11 museum and memorial. No mention of it now.

But then again all of this comes as Biden has been aggressively freeing terrorists from Gitmo and financing Islamic terrorism through Iran.

So you can see why this administration, which has robbed terror victims, would also want to dismiss them.

“On the same day as Biden’s executive order reserving $3.5 billion for the terrorists, his Justice Department filed a statement of interest in court arguing that the judgment for the victims of terrorism was too large and that actually turning over the money to them would interfere with the Biden administration’s foreign policy in Afghanistan.”

This is what evil looks like.

State Department spokesman pleads with Taliban not to allow Afghanistan to become ‘safe haven’ for terrorists

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/07/state-department-spokesman-pleads-with-taliban-not-to-allow-afghanistan-to-become-safe-haven-for-terrorists;

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What planet does Matthew Miller live on? State Department planet, which has no connection to Earth. Does he really think that the Taliban will heed any appeals from the United States government? Does he really think that the Taliban in Afghanistan will refrain from aiding its fellow jihad group, Tehreek-e-Taliban-e-Pakistan (TTP)? The ridiculous assumptions of the State Department stem from its unchanging refusal to understand the ideology and mindset of the people with whom they are dealing.

“US Urges Taliban to Prevent Afghanistan from Becoming ‘Safe Haven’ for Terrorists,” by Fidel Rahmati, Khaama Press News Agency, July 18, 2023:

The United States on Tuesday asked the Afghan Taliban to prevent their country from becoming a “safe haven” for terrorist attacks.

Matthew Miller, a spokesman for the US State Department, made the statement a day after the Pakistan Army blamed Kabul for the rise in militancy, saying that “safe havens and liberty of action” provided by Kabul, along with the most recent weapons available to militants from Afghanistan, allowed them to conduct attacks inside Pakistan, Dawn reported.

Islamabad has expressed concern over extremists using Afghanistan territory for cross-border terrorism on several occasions. The military has said that it expects the Taliban authorities to take action against militants and follow the Doha agreement.

The Pakistani military reported that nine officers were killed after militants attacked an army installation in Balochistan province, and three others died in the exchange of fire last week.

The Pakistani army said it had “serious concerns on the safe havens and liberty of action available to TTP in Afghanistan.”…

$2.9 Billion Arms Sale Approved For Germany By State Department

A US Navy ordnance handler sits, awaiting instructions, amid stacked AMRAAM missiles in the hangar bay of the USS Kitty Hawk 28 March 2003 in northern Gulf waters. The airwing of the Kitty Hawk is providing close air support to the US Army and the US Marine Corps in Operation Iraqi Freedom. AFP PHOTO/Leila GORCHEV (Photo by LEILA GORCHEV / AFP) (Photo by LEILA GORCHEV/AFP via Getty Images)

BY Roy Francis

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/2-9-billion-arms-sale-approved-for-germany-by-state-department/;

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The United States State Department has approved a weapons sale to Germany in order for the European nation to strengthen its air force.

🇺🇸🤝🇩🇪 – The #Pentagon: The State Department has approved a possible arms deal for #Germany, including air-to-air missiles, worth $2.9 billion. pic.twitter.com/d9amt3qwrb

The $2.9 billion foreign military sale will include 969 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) along with supporting equipment according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The agency notified Congress of the approval of the deal on Wednesday.

The deal will also include training missiles, telemetry kits, spare parts for the missiles, and transportation support along with “other related elements of logistical and program support,” according to Defense News. The deal is aimed at “bolstering the security of the NATO ally and promote political and economic stability in Europe.”

This deal is one among a number of major arms sales that the Biden administration has approved with European nations recently. Those sales include the $605 million deal with Sweden that was announced in early July. Sweden, a country also attempting to join NATO, will receive 250 AMRAAMs.

The Pentago also announced a $203 million deal with France to sell the nation Hellfire missiles, and a potential $105 million deal with Romania to modernize its 32 F-16 jets.

According to Breitbart News, ever since the Russia invasion of Ukraine, European nations have been approaching the United States, along with other arms dealers, with a “shopping list of arms” seeking to enhance their militaries.

All the deals are now pending approval from Congress. If approved, they will enter the final stage of price and quantity negotiations with the different nations.

The news of the latest deal comes after a NATO conference recently concluded in which the member nations discussed the admittance of Ukraine into the organization.

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Hijabbed Biden State Department official and Tlaib participated in event featuring anti-Semite Linda Sarsour

RASHIDA TLAIB:

Rashida Tlaib asks why U.S. bails out big banks but not the rest of us

LINDA SARSOUR:

Activist Linda Sarsour speaks while people participate a protest called March for Racial Justice in New York City (photo credit: STEPHANIE KEITH/REUTERS)

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MINKARA: BIDEN'S Special Advisor on International Disability Rights, U.S. Department of State

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BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/03/hijabbed-biden-state-department-official-and-tlaib-participated-in-event-featuring-anti-semite-linda-sarsour;

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On Sept. 22, 2011, Linda Sarsour tweeted: “shariah law is reasonable and once you read into the details it makes a lot of sense. People just know the basics.” Her position didn’t change over time. On May 12, 2015, she tweeted: “If you are still paying interest then Sharia Law hasn’t taken over America. #justsaying.” And on April 10, 2016, Sarsour tweeted about Sharia again: “Sharia Law is misunderstood & has been pushed as some evil Muslim agenda.”

Sarsour has said that “nothing is creepier than Zionism” and has equated it with “racism.” She is an enthusiastic supporter of the “Palestinian” jihad against Israel and has even claimed that feminists cannot and must not support Israel. She has also defiantly made the ISIS hand signal. She did it while claiming that it meant more than support for ISIS, but one wonders whether all the ISIS supporters who saw the photo and were encouraged by it read her explanation, which doesn’t disavow ISIS anyway, despite the fact that the whole world at this point knows that the upraised index finger is ISIS’ favored signal. Is she anti-U.S.? Well, she has called for jihad against the U.S. government. She also called for jihad against Donald Trump.

Did Biden’s handlers know about all this? Would they have cared if they had?

“Rashida Tlaib and Biden Official Were Featured Speakers at Conference So Controversial It Lost Its Corporate Sponsor,” by Alana Goodman, Washington Free Beacon, March 9, 2023:

Democratic representative Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and a Biden State Department appointee spoke at Harvard University’s annual Arab conference, even after the conference lost its top corporate sponsor due to the participation of anti-Semitic activist Linda Sarsour.

Tlaib and State Department special adviser Sara Minkara participated in the event, which saw speakers call to “end U.S. support for Israel.” The pair appeared as others abandoned the conference—McKinsey & Company, the white-shoe consulting firm, pulled its sponsorship of the conference after discovering Sarsour “had a history of anti-Semitic comments,” it said in a statement. The company was also scheduled to hold a recruiting session, and some of its employees were slated to speak.

The annual Harvard gathering is the “largest pan-Arab conference in North America” and draws over 1,000 attendees to “discuss key issues with the region’s most prominent politicians, business people, and civil society leaders,” according to its website.

Panelists at the conference over the weekend expressed support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Jewish Insider reported. One speaker, American Muslims for Palestine director of development Mohamad Habehh, reportedly denounced Zionism as a “very stupid ideology” and called to “end U.S. support for Israel.”

Sarsour’s participation comes nearly a year after the insurance company Geico dropped the liberal activist as a diversity speaker due to her inflammatory comments. Sarsour, who has claimed Israel was “built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else” and praised Palestinian supermarket bomber Rasmea Odeh, in 2019 stepped down as a leader with the Women’s March following controversy over her statements. But Sarsour maintained ties with some anti-Israel left-wingers, working on Muslim outreach for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I., Vt.) presidential campaign and attending events with Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.).

McKinsey’s decision to distance itself from Sarsour is also notable, given its willingness to take on controversial clients. The firm has a history of work with China, Russia, corrupt South African authorities, corporate fraudsters, and the opioid industry. McKinsey is a regular sponsor of Harvard events, including a Latinx in Finance and Technology panel last October and the African Business Conference later this month.

“When we learned late last week that a speaker at an event our recruiting team was sponsoring at Harvard University had a history of anti-Semitic comments, we immediately stepped away from the conference, canceled our in-person recruiting meeting, and withdrew two speakers from the program,” said McKinsey in a statement. “We condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms and stand for inclusion and tolerance everywhere.”…

Sarsour and Tlaib spoke about creating an “Arab MENA category on the 2030 national census” and “health access and policy,” according to an advertisement for the conference. Minkara, a Biden appointee serving as special adviser on international disability rights at the State Department, was also listed as a speaker at the event. The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.

Other speakers included Lebanese TV host Ricardo Karam, who has called for a global boycott against Israel and accused the Jewish state of committing “apartheid against the Palestinian people,” and Egyptian actor Amr Waked, who has claimed that Israel has “expansionist, apartheid, and genocide preferences.”…

Civil rights sell-out: Biden State Department gives law enforcement, intelligence agencies unrestricted access to personal data on millions of Americans

Image: Civil rights sell-out: Biden State Department gives law enforcement, intelligence agencies unrestricted access to personal data on millions of Americans

BY ETHAN HUFF

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-11-11-biden-state-department-access-personal-data.html;

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(Natural News) The personal data of more than 145 million Americans are being indiscriminately handed over by the Biden regime’s State Department to various law enforcement and intelligence agencies for illegal and unconstitutional probing, according to a letter sent from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Without any proper legal due process or apparent oversight, Biden’s State Department is reportedly pulling private information from people’s passport applications without their knowledge or consent and passing it off to other government agencies. Wyden’s letter is part of an ongoing investigation into Operation Whistle Pig, a wide-ranging leak investigation launched by a Border Patrol agent and several of his supervisors at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s National Targeting Center.

“I write to express serious concern that the Department of State is providing law enforcement and intelligence agencies with unfettered access to personal data, originally collected through passport applications, of the more than 145 million Americans with a passport,” Wyden’s letter reads.

It adds that “the breadth of this access highlights the potential for other abuses. In a July 13, 2022, briefing for my office, State Department officials confirmed that 25 other federal agencies have access to the Department’s database of passport applications.” (Related: In April, Biden’s State Department issued a memo claiming that covid “most likely” escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China.)

The Biden regime is an unlawful and unconstitutional regime

Among the data being collected from Americans and passed from the federal government to law enforcement and intelligence groups are names, addresses, birth dates, biometric data like fingerprints and facial images, email addresses, phone numbers, gender, race, Social Security numbers, and other private information.

“The [State] Department’s mission does not include providing dozens of other government agencies with self-service access to 145 million Americans’ personal data,” Wyden’s letter goes on to state.

“The Department has voluntarily taken on this role, and in doing so, prioritized the interests of other agencies over those of law-abiding Americans. While there is a legitimate role for the use of this information by law enforcement, the current unregulated system of interagency access to millions of Americans’ records goes far beyond what a reasonable person would expect or tolerate.”

There is no legal requirement that the State Department provide any of this information upon request, except through a normal legal process such as a subpoena or court order. In this case, there is none of that present, which means the Biden regime is committing an unconstitutional act.

It remains unknown the level to which each of the 25 law enforcement and intelligence agencies on the dole has access to said data. Some may only have access to a small amount of it while others have full access – we just do not know because there is no transparency.

Wyden also alleges that a Border Patrol agent misused government databases to pursue a rogue leak investigation into a news reporter and her relationship with a congressional staffer. The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) launched a probe into these allegations, as well as into the work of said Border Patrol agent.

What the OIG investigation has uncovered thus far as part of a more than 500-page unredacted report forms the basis of the Operation Whistle Pig investigation, which you can learn more about at this link.

“Abuses of this access came to light through a report of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (OIG) into activities at Customs and Border Protection (CBP),” a letter about the investigation states.

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Two Biden administration officials attend ISNA convention, State Department distances itself from pro-jihad rhetoric~Biden’s handlers appoint three Muslims with ties to pro-jihad groups to DHS panel

MUQTEDAR KHAN, UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE:

SEE: https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/experts/muqtedar-khan/

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Brenda Abdelall

SEE: https://www.dhs.gov/person/brenda-abdelall

Brenda Abdelall

RASHAD HUSSAIN

SEE: https://www.state.gov/biographies/rashad-hussain/

Rashad Hussain

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/10/two-biden-administration-officials-attend-isna-convention-state-department-distances-itself-from-pro-jihad-rhetoric;

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DHS, however, did not do so. It’s clear that there is heavy Muslim Brotherhood influence in this administration, but the administration itself refuses to acknowledge it, and may not even be aware of it. State and DHS could have and should have known that the ISNA convention would be full of pro-jihad, pro-Sharia, and pro-caliphate rhetoric, and not had any administration officials attend. But that would have angered the Muslim part of the ruling coalition. So they went.

And of course, no one cares. It isn’t as if two administration officials attend the conference of an organization that is opposed to jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women. That would have been a scandal.

“Exclusive: State Department Distances Itself from ISNA’s Islamist Agenda, Homeland Security Stays Quiet,” by Susannah Johnston, Focus on Western Islamism, September 22, 2022:

The U.S. State Department has distanced itself from the Islamist agenda promoted by speakers who appeared at a convention held earlier this month by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

The agency issued its statement on September 21 in response to a query from FWI about the appearance of Rashad Hussain Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at ISNA’s annual convention. A spokesperson declared that the ambassador “rejects the use of rhetoric that promotes discrimination, harassment, and violence against people of all faiths and backgrounds.”

Hussain, who was appointed to his post by the Biden Administration in January 2021, spoke at the ISNA event in Rosemont, Illinois over Labor Day weekend. The convention featured speakers who have promoted anti-Hindu rhetoric, called for the release of convicted terror supporters and for the establishment of a caliphate.

At this year’s ISNA convention, some speakers presented progressive visions while others painted an Islamist future for the United States. One activist who spoke at the convention called convicted Hamas terror supporters, “the finest men.”

ISNA was founded in the 1980s as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. It grew into one of the largest American-Muslim organizations in the U.S., attracting thousands of attendees to its annual conventions. In the early 2000s the U.S. government listed ISNA as an unindicted co-conspirator in the trial regarding the Holy Land Foundation’s funding of Hamas. This led to an initial chilling of relations between ISNA and U.S. government officials. Time passed, and the current administration appears to have forgotten ISNA’s Islamist roots.

President Biden, who spoke at ISNA’s virtual conference in 2020, sent a letter to this year’s convention, thanking the organization for inviting him to participate. In his letter, Biden reminded attendees of all the Muslim appointees in his administration.

“When I came into office, I pledged that my Administration would reflect the diversity of the United States—and that’s what we have done, including appointing the first Muslim American to the federal bench and the first Muslim American to serve as the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom,” he wrote, referring to Hussain.

Another Biden appointee, Brenda Abdelall spoke at the convention. Abdelall works as Assistant Secretary of Partnership and Engagement for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Abdelall spoke at the convention on Friday afternoon with very few people in attendance. (The Department of Homeland Security has not responded to an inquiry about Abdelall’s presence at the convention.)

The appearance of Hussain and Abdelall at ISNA’s convention is troubling given the radical agenda promoted by other speakers at the event….

Speaker Miko Peled, an Israeli Jew who supports boycotts against the country, called for the release of convicted terror supporters. Peled begged for the release of five men convicted in the U.S. for supporting the designated terror group, Hamas, saying “Five of the finest men you will ever meet received long, tortuous prison sentences in federal prison for being Muslim and Palestinian.”

In another session, Muqtedar Khan, a University of Delaware professor, implied establishing a caliphate is a given, “When we talk of establishing khilafah, justice is not enough.”…

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Biden’s handlers appoint three Muslims with ties to pro-jihad groups to DHS panel

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/10/bidens-handlers-appoint-three-muslims-with-ties-to-pro-jihad-groups-to-dhs-panel;

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Biden’s handlers would never dream of appointing someone who actually opposes jihad violence and Sharia oppression of women. If they did, there would be a huge outcry over “Islamophobia,” and the appointment would be withdrawn. But these guys? No problem.

“Biden Appoints Three Islamists to DHS Panel,” by Ryan Mauro, Focus on Western Islamism, October 4, 2022:

The Biden Administration has appointed three Muslim leaders with Islamist backgrounds as advisors to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

On September 19, DHS announced the 25 members of its “reinvigorated” Faith-Based Security Advisory Council, which will provide “strategic, timely, specific and actionable advice to the Secretary on diverse homeland security matters.”

One of the objectives of the Council is to build trust between American Muslims and law security officials. However, three appointees have a history of promoting suspicion of law enforcement in the U.S.

The most prominent of the appointees is Imam Mohamed Hagmagid Ali, more commonly known as Imam Mohamed Magid. Magid is the Executive Director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Center (ADAMS) and was the President of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) from 2010 to 2014.

Magid’s offices at the ADAMS mosque were raided on March 20, 2002 as part of an investigation into the SAAR network, a collection of around 100 nonprofits and corporations accused of a conspiracy to provide material support to Al Qaeda, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Magid was an advisor to one of the Islamist entities—the Sterling Charitable Gift Fund—alongside other Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders. No arrests were made.

Magid’s previous organization, ISNA, was designated by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation in 2007. The Justice Department also listed ISNA as an “entity” of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. In 2009, a federal judge upheld the designation because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to the Hamas-financing network.

Magid fanned the flames during the Holy Land investigation by stating that elements of the U.S. government were acting with “intent on dismantling Muslim organizations and bringing them down.”

Magid spoke at a fundraiser for the rabidly anti-American imam Jabil Abdullah Al-Amin (previously known as H. Rap Brown), who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 2008. Al-Amin is the spiritual leader of a violent extremist group called Ummah that, according to the FBI, is a “nationwide radical fundamentalist Sunni group” whose “primary mission is to establish a separate, sovereign Islamic state within the borders of the United States, governed by Shariah law.”

Magid’s appointment is particularly troubling given his role in hindering discussion of the Islamist political motives of jihadist terrorism while serving on the Obama Administration’s working group dedicated to Countering Violent Extremism program said Kyle Shideler, director of the Center for Security Policy. Under pressure from Magid and others, this group “totally erased any discussion of the Islamist political motives of jihadist terrorism,” he said.

Magid has worked to burnish his reputation as a moderate by embracing a two-state solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. The efforts have paid off with his recent appointment to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and his status as Chairman of International Interfaith Peace Corps.

Biden also appointed Salam al-Marayati, co-founder and President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) to the advisory panel. In 1999 he called Hezbollah attacks as “legitimate resistance.” Marayati suggested that Israel perpetrated 9/11 to distract attention away from its actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

His involvement with MPAC is remarkable because the organization was founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood and has a history of concerning rhetoric. For example, the organization has claimed that the War on Terror was actually a “war on Islam” perpetuated by a conspiracy of anti-Muslim “special interest groups” working with U.S. government officials to promote “Islamophobic” policies in the aftermath of 9/11.

In 2010, a MPAC policy paper argued that the Muslim Brotherhood’s “peaceful activism” is an asset to the U.S.’s efforts to fight Al-Qaeda. Three years later, it changed its tune, siding with those protesting the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood.

Marayati has also been very critical of American law enforcement agencies charged with apprehending and prosecuting terrorists. In 2003, he accused the FBI of racial profiling after 9/11, declaring, “That’s what they’ve been doing since the attacks, and we don’t know of any case that has resulted in the arrest, indictment or prosecution of a terrorist.”…

Taken together, the appointments are a demonstration of “how the Biden administration is really just a continuation of the two Obama terms,” said Shideler. “We can expect that these appointments will continue to mean a de-emphasizing of jihadist threats and an over-emphasis on targeting the Biden Administration’s political opponents (such as school board protestors) as their primary counterterrorism focus.”

Abbas Claims He Called Blinken ‘You Little Boy’; Berates Him For Not Making Israel Yield to U.S. Demands

ABBAS TO BLINKEN: "YOU LITTLE BOY" AS A THANK YOU FOR THE $330 MILLION HE GETS ANNUALLY FROM THE BIDENITES

‘You little boy’: Abbas says he scolded Blinken for not pressuring Israel

BY HUGH FITZGERALD

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/10/abbas-claims-he-called-blinken-you-little-boy-berates-him-for-not-making-israel-yield-to-u-s-demands;

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Mahmoud Abbas met with a group of Palestinian-Americans on September 22, a week before making his Israel-bashing speech at the U.N., and offered them an intimate look at his recent meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It was quite a performance by Abbas, that revealed his special house blend of arrogance, rancor, and sheer miscomprehension. Abbas’ self-satisfied recounting of his phone conversation with Blinken can be found here: “‘You little boy’: Abbas says he scolded Blinken for not pressuring Israel,” by Jacob Magid, Times of Israel, September 29, 2022:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Palestinian Americans last week that he scolded US Secretary of State Antony Blinken for failing to pressure Israel to make peace.

Mahmoud Abbas is in no position to scold Blinken or any other American official. The P.A. is deeply dependent on aid from the U.S. Without the $330 million that it now receives each year from the Bidenites, its economy would collapse.

In a recording of the September 22 meeting obtained by The Times of Israel, the PA leader recalled a recent phone conversation with Blinken during which Abbas said he grew frustrated with what he called a recurring US practice of claiming that Israel is not interested in peace, while refusing to use the American bully pulpit to pressure Jerusalem into moving in that direction.

“I told Blinken, ‘You little boy, don’t do that,’” Abbas told the Palestinian Americans, speaking in Arabic. Some details of the meeting were first published by the Haya Washington Arabic news site.

Abbas said he then recalled to Blinken how during the 1956 Suez Crisis, Israel agreed to withdraw its forces from the Gaza Strip after US president Dwight Eisenhower ordered prime minister David Ben Gurion to do so.

I know your history,” Abbas said he told Blinken, detailing a string of phone calls that Eisenhower held with Ben Gurion at the time. In one of those conversations, the PA leader said the US president called the Israeli prime minister and asked, “David, have you gotten out of [Sinai]? Tonight, you’ll withdraw and you’ll tell me yourself that you’ve done so.’”

“Ben Gurion wrote in his memoirs that he withdrew that same night,” Abbas said, seeking to prove that the US has the power to press Israel when it wants to.

This is, of course, absurd. First, as to the actual withdrawal: Eisenhower threatened to withhold $100 million in aid to Israel in February 1957. Ben Gurion did not rush to withdraw overnight, as Abbas claims, but took a month to complete an orderly pullout. Second, and much more important, Abbas appears not to realize that Israel in 2022 is not the Israel of 1956. In 1956, Israel’s population was 1.6 million. Today it is over 9 million. Israel’s GDP in 1956 was $1.8 billion. Today it is $410 billion. Israel’s exports in 1956 of manufactured commodities were worth $34.3 million. In 2022, Israel’s exports reached $165 billion. In 1956 Israel was almost completely dependent for weaponry on outside suppliers, mainly France. In 2022, Israel is itself one of the top ten exporters of weapons in the world and has been so for five years running. It exports weapons to European countries and since 2020, to Arab members of the Abraham Accords; its top three export markets for weapons are India, Azerbaijan, and Vietnam. It also exports weapons to the United States. The American military has a deep appreciation for Israeli advances in weaponry, including, recently, both the Iron Dome and Iron Beam anti-missile defensive systems. In Operation Breaking Dawn, the Israelis achieved a successful interception rate of 97% using the Iron Dome. The Americans have benefited, too, from Israel’s advanced drones, its avionics (including improvements Israeli scientists made to the top-of-the-line F-35 that both air forces rely on), and its cyberwarfare and cyber defense capabilities, which are on a par with those of the U.S. and Russia. Israeli intelligence in the Middle East, especially about Iran and Islamic terror groups, is freely shared with the Americans.

Israel in 1956 could not say no to Washington. In 2022, though Abbas apparently does not realize it, Israel could manage, if it had to, without the $3 billion in aid it receives annually from the U.S. But could the U.S. do without Israeli advances in so many types of weapons, without its cyberwarfare capability, or without the intelligence gathered by its satellites and by Mossad agents? Israel is not just an ally, but arguably, is America’s most valuable military ally.

Abbas seems to think that Israel today can be pressured by Washington as it was in 1956-57. He’s wrong.

Commenting on the testy conversation with the US secretary of state, the PA president said he told Blinken: “The lesson [from this] is not to say, ‘My beloved, do this or don’t do that,’” when dealing with Israel, but rather to use the “red phone” and the authority of the president’s office to strong-arm Israel into changing its policies. He claimed the US deals with “190 countries” in this manner, but not Israel.

It is not true that the US strong-arms “190 countries.” The President cannot “pick up the red phone” and get Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela, or Cuba, to do what he wants, nor can he do that with the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, or the rest of the European countries. He can’t even get the recipients of large amounts of American aid, such as Egypt and Jordan, to change their policies on human rights. And even though the Americans gave the P.A. $330 million in aid so far in 2020, they have been unable to get Abbas to shut down his “Pay-For-Slay” program. The days of diktats by the major powers are over.

Abbas told the meeting’s attendees that he used to believe the US administrations that claimed that Israel does not want peace. However, he now realizes that “it’s not that the Israelis don’t want peace but the Americans don’t want peace.”

Nothing makes sense here. No administration would have said Israel “doesn’t want peace.” They likely have said – but this distinction escaped Abbas – that Israel was unwilling to agree to start negotiations for peace “based on the 1967 lines” (that is, the 1949 armistice lines), which is what the 2002 Saudi peace initiative demanded, and what Abbas still demands. That is a different thing from not “wanting peace.” Israel has made great sacrifices for peace – giving up fully 95% of the territory it won in the Six-Day War in order to have a peace treaty with Egypt – as much as, or perhaps more than, any nation.

And when Abbas says that the “Americans don’t want peace,” it’s hard to fathom what he means, given the enormous amount of time and attention successive administrations in Washington have devoted to that ever-receding will-o’-the-wisp, a “two-state solution.”

Asked for comment on Abbas’s remarks, a State Department spokesperson said that Blinken “has maintained a respectful dialogue with President Abbas. Beyond that, we’ll decline to comment on the content of their conversations.”

A separate source familiar with the matter told The Times of Israel: “This is not an accurate characterization of their discussions.”

Abbas was all swagger and swank before his friendly audience of Palestinian-Americans. He proudly described how he had told off Blinken, or so he says: addressing him condescendingly as “you little boy.” I doubt if he ever said that to Blinken. But he’d like others to believe that he did. “See, I put the Jewish Blinken Boy in his place.”

Fundamentally, Abbas cannot face the awful truth: that the American government is not willing, and even more importantly, is not able, to pressure the Israeli government as it did in 1956-57. Israel is six times more populous, hundreds of times richer, and infinitely more advanced in its military capability than it was 65 years ago. The Jewish state cannot be pressured, not by the UN, not by the EU, not even by the United States, to do what Israelis think would endanger their existence. And Washington, in any case, despite the squawks of assorted squadlettes, continues to stand with its plucky, brave, infinitely resourceful little ally.

Abbas Claims He Called Blinken “You Little Boy”; Berates Him For Not Making Israel Yield To U.S. Demands

Mahmoud Abbas met with a group of Palestinian-Americans on September 22, a week before making his Israel-bashing speech at the U.N., and offered them an intimate look at his recent m with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. It was quite a performance by Abbas, that revealed his special house blend of arrogance, rancor, and sheer miscomprehension. Abbas’ self-satisfied recounting of his phone conversation with Blinken can be found here https://www.timesofisrael.com/you-little-boy-abbas-says-he-scolded-blinken-for-not-pressuring-israel/

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a group of Palestinian Americans last week that he scolded US Secretary of State Antony Blinken for failing to pressure Israel to make peace.

Comment:

Mahmoud Abbas is in no position to scold Blinken or any other American official. . The P.A. is deeply dependent on aid from the U.S. Without the $330 million that it now receives each year from the Bidenites, its economy would collapse.

“While Abbas has not shied away from publicly vocalizing his frustration with the Biden administration over the past year, his remarks during a private meeting with representatives of the Palestinian diaspora on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York appeared to go further and included the belittling of the United States’s top diplomat.

In a recording of the September 22 meeting obtained by The Times of Israel, the PA leader recalled a recent phone conversation with Blinken during which Abbas said he grew frustrated with what he called a recurring US practice of claiming that Israel is not interested in peace while refusing to use the American bully pulpit to pressure Jerusalem into moving in that direction.

I told Blinken, ‘You little boy, don’t do that,’” Abbas told the Palestinian Americans, speaking in Arabic. Some details of the meeting were first published by the Haya Washington Arabic news site.

Abbas said he then recalled to Blinken how during the 1956 Suez Crisis, Israel agreed to withdraw its forces from the Gaza Strip after US president Dwight Eisenhower ordered prime minister David Ben Gurion to do so.

I know your history,” Abbas said he told Blinken, detailing a string of phone calls that Eisenhower held with Ben Gurion at the time. In one of those conversations, the PA leader said the US president called the Israeli prime minister and asked, “David, have you gotten out of [Sinai]? Tonight, you’ll withdraw and you’ll tell me yourself that you’ve done so.’”

“Ben Gurion wrote in his memoirs that he withdrew that same night,” Abbas said, seeking to prove that the US has the power to press Israel when it wants to.

Comment:

This is of course absurd. First, as to the actual withdrawal: Eisenhower threatened to withhold $100 million in aid to Israel in February 1957. Ben Gurion did not rush to withdraw overnight, as Abbas claims, but took a month to complete an orderly pullout.  Second, and much more important, Abbas appears not to realize that Israel in 2022 is not the Israel of 1956. In 1956, Israel’s population was 1.6 million. Today it is over 9 million. Israel’s GDP in 1956 was $1.8 billion. Today it is $410 billion. Israel’s exports in 1956 of manufactured commodities were worth $34.3 million. In 2022 Israel’s exports reached $165 billion. In 1956 Israel was almost completely dependent for weaponry on outside suppliers, mainly France. In 2022 Israel is itself one of the top ten exporters of weapons in the world and has been so for five years running. It exports weapons to European countries and since 2020, to Arab members of the Abraham Accords; its top three export markets for weapons are India, Azerbaijan, and Vietnam. It also exports weapons to the United States. The American military has a deep appreciation for Israeli advances in weaponry, including, recently, both the Iron Dome and Iron Beam anti-missile defensive systems. In Operation Breaking Dawn, the Israelis achieved a successful interception rate of 97% using the Iron Dome. The Americans have benefited, too, from Israel’s advanced drones, its avionics (including improvements Israeli scientists made to the top-of-the-line F-35 that both air forces rely on), and its cyberwarfare and cyber defense capabilities, which are on a par with those of the U.S. and Russia. Israeli intelligence in the Middle East, especially about Iran and Islamic terror groups, is freely shared with the Americans.

Israel in 1956 could not say no to Washington. In 2022, though Abbas apparently does not realize it, Israel could manage, if it had to, without the $3 billion in aid it receives annually from the U.S. But could the U.S. do without Israeli advances in so many types of weapons, or without its cyberwarfare capability, or without the intelligence gathered by its satellites and by Mossad agents? Israel is not just an ally, but arguably, is America’s most valuable military ally.

Abbas seems to think that Israel today can be pressured by Washington as it was in 1956-57. He’s wrong.

“Commenting on the testy conversation with the US secretary of state, the PA president said he told Blinken: “The lesson [from this] is not to say, ‘My beloved, do this or don’t do that,’” when dealing with Israel, but rather to use the “red phone” and the authority of the president’s office to strong-arm Israel into changing its policies. He claimed the US deals with “190 countries” in this manner, but not Israel.

Comment:

It is not true that the US strong-arms “190 countries.” The President cannot “pick up the red phone” and get Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela, or Cuba, to do what he wants, nor can he do that with the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, or the rest of the European countries. He can’t even get the recipients of large amounts of American aid, like Egypt and Jordan, to change their policies on human rights. And even though the Americans gave the P.A. $330 million in aid so far in 2020, they have been unable to get Abbas to shut down his “Pay-For-Slay” program. The days of diktats by the major powers are over.

“Abbas told the meeting’s attendees that he used to believe the US administrations that claimed that Israel does not want peace. However, he now realizes that “it’s not that the Israelis don’t want peace but the Americans don’t want peace.”

Comment:

Nothing makes sense here. No administration would have said Israel “doesn’t want peace.” They likely have said – but this distinction escaped Abbas – that Israel was unwilling to agree to start negotiations for peace “based on the 1967 lines” (that is, the 1949 armistice lines) which is what the 2002 Saudi peace initiative demanded, and what Abbas still demands. That is a different thing from not “wanting peace.” Israel has made great sacrifices for peace – giving up fully 95% of the territory it won in the Six-Day War in order to have a peace treaty with Egypt– as much as, or perhaps more than, any nation.

And when Abbas says that the “Americans don’t want peace” it’s hard to fathom what he. means, given the enormous amount of time and attention successive administrations in Washington, have devoted to that ever-receding will-o’-the-wisp, a “two-state solution.”

“Asked for comment on Abbas’s remarks, a State Department spokesperson said that Blinken “has maintained a respectful dialogue with President Abbas. Beyond that, we’ll decline to comment on the content of their conversations.”

“A separate source familiar with the matter told The Times of Israel: “This is not an accurate characterization of their discussions.”

Comment:

Abbas was all swagger and swank before his friendly audience of Palestinian-Americans. He proudly described how he had told off Blinken, or so he says: addressing him condescendingly as “you little boy.” I doubt if he ever said that to Blinken. But he’d like others to believe that he did. “See, I put the Jewish Blinken Boy in his place.”

Fundamentally, Abbas cannot face the awful truth: that the American government is not willing, and even more importantly, is not able, to pressure the Israeli government as it did in 1956-57. Israel is six times more populous, hundreds of times richer, and infinitely more advanced in its military capability than it was 65 years ago. The Jewish state cannot be pressured, not by the UN, not by the EU, not even by the United States, to do what Israelis think would endanger their existence. And Washington, in any case, despite the squawks of assorted squadlettes, continues to stand with its plucky, brave, infinitely resourceful little ally.

State Department set to grant visa to Iran’s Raisi, ‘Butcher of Baghdad,’ for UN speech despite assassination plots

BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/08/state-department-set-to-grant-visa-to-irans-raisi-butcher-of-baghdad-for-un-speech-despite-assassination-plots;

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Joe Biden is under pressure to ban Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, known as the Butcher of Baghdad, from an upcoming U.N. appearance. In the interests of national security, Biden should refuse the Raisi visit, but as usual, his weakness and appeasement prevail.

The first commitment of the American government should be national security, which Joe Biden and his Democrat cronies have long abandoned. Just look at the Southern border to see how much American national security really matters to Joe Biden. 

“US State Department set to grant a visa to Iranian president for UN speech amid assassination plots,” by Mike Wagenheim, JNS, August 16, 2022:

(August 15, 2022 / JNS) Under pressure to deny an entry visa to Iran’s president, the U.S. State Department says it must uphold its commitments to the United Nations under its arrangement as the host country.

Seven Republican senators sent a letter on Aug. 2 to U.S. President Joe Biden urging him to deny visas for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his delegation to attend the U.N. General Assembly in September. Raisi is scheduled to speak at the event.

A State Department spokesperson told JNS that it is “generally obligated under the United Nations Headquarters Agreement to facilitate travel” by U.N. member representatives. The spokesperson added: “We take our obligations under the U.N. Headquarters Agreement seriously. At the same time, the Biden administration has not and will not waver in protecting and defending all Americans against threats of violence and terrorism.”

The spokesperson said that visa records are confidential under U.S. law and couldn’t be discussed.

The senators wrote that “Raisi’s involvement in mass murder and the Iranian regime’s campaign to assassinate U.S. officials on American soil make allowing Raisi and his henchmen to enter our country an inexcusable threat……

Dems set to make IRS larger than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined

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The IRS has become morally corrupted by the enormous power which we in Congress have unwisely entrusted to it. Too often it acts like a Gestapo preying upon defenseless citizens. - Edward V. Long

FOX Business host Larry Kudlow reacts to the so-called Inflation Reduction Act from an Orwellian perspective, conservative groups' perspective, and more on 'Hannity.'

Inflation Reduction Act earmarks $369 billion for U.S. energy security

The U.S. Senate has passed the Inflation Reduction Act, earmarking $369 billion for U.S. energy security and fighting climate change.

'The Big Sunday Show' panelists weigh in on the impact the Senate's Democrat-led spending bill will have on Americans, after narrowly passing by a tiebreaking vote cast by Vice President Harris.

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Priorities, priorities. Clearly, this behemoth IRS would be a partisan club wielded against dissidents, as it began to be in the days of Lois Lerner.

“Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined,” by Joseph Simonson, Washington Free Beacon, August 6, 2022:

If Democrats have their way, one of the most detested federal agencies—the Internal Revenue Service—will employ more bureaucrats than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.

Under the Inflation Reduction Act negotiated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), the agency would receive $80 billion in funding to hire as many as 87,000 additional employees. The increase would more than double the size of the IRS workforce, which currently has 78,661 full-time staffers, according to federal data.

The additional IRS funding is integral to the Democrats’ reconciliation package. A Congressional Budget Office analysis found the hiring of new IRS agents would result in more than $200 billion in additional revenue for the federal government over the next decade. More than half of that funding is specifically earmarked for “enforcement,” meaning tax audits and other responsibilities such as “digital asset monitoring.”

That would make the IRS one of the largest federal agencies. The Pentagon houses roughly 27,000 employees, according to the Defense Department, while a human resources fact sheet says the State Department employs just over 77,243 staff. The FBI employs approximately 35,000 people, according to the agency’s website, and Customs and Border Protection says it employs 19,536 Border Patrol agents.

The money allocated to the IRS would increase the agency’s budget by more than 600 percent. In 2021, the IRS received $12.6 billion.

Although Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals, federal tax revenues have steadily risen over the past several decades. Federal tax receipts are projected to hit $5.7 trillion in 2027, up from just over $4 trillion last year without additional IRS agents….

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IRS: Gestapo in the Making

The police powers of the 87,000 new taxmen

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2022/08/irs-gestapo-making-robert-spencer/;

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Inflation is skyrocketing. Gas prices, despite Old Joe Biden’s crowing about minor reductions, are still substantially higher than they were before his presidency was inflicted upon us. America’s global standing is drastically diminished by Biden’s handlers’ catastrophically botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, due to the lack of preparedness of a politicized military distracted by wokeism. The Southern border is essentially nonexistent, and due to that as well as to the arrival of tens of thousands of unvetted Afghan migrants, there is an unknowable number of criminals and terrorists in the country who would have been kept out by remotely sane immigration policies. Amid all this and much more, Biden’s handlers are tackling the real problem facing America today: they’re expanding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to the extent that, according to the Washington Free Beacon, it will soon be larger “than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.”

Yes, it’s true. The people who run Joe Biden looked around at their dumpster fire of an administration, and the smoking ruin they have wrought, and decided that what America really needs are tens of thousands of new employees for the IRS.

The Free Beacon reported that “under the Inflation Reduction Act negotiated by Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), the agency would receive $80 billion in funding to hire as many as 87,000 additional employees. The increase would more than double the size of the IRS workforce, which currently has 78,661 full-time staffers, according to federal data.” The new money that the agency would receive “would increase the agency’s budget by more than 600 percent. In 2021, the IRS received $12.6 billion.”

Why does the IRS need so many new full-time employees? Why does it need a six-hundred-percent budget increase? It’s all part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to squeeze the American middle class. The Free Beacon notes that according to “a Congressional Budget Office analysis,” the new behemoth IRS “would result in more than $200 billion in additional revenue for the federal government over the next decade.” This is because the new IRS agents would devote substantial energy to squeezing Americans and bleeding them dry: “Democrats say the hiring of additional IRS agents will help root out tax cheats and other criminals,” for “more than half of that funding is specifically earmarked for ‘enforcement,’ meaning tax audits and other responsibilities such as ‘digital asset monitoring.’”

It’s easy to see where all this is going. The new super-IRS will be as corrupt and politicized as the FBI already is, and would use its new staff and money to go after dissenters from the Leftist regime in Washington. The IRS is already one of the most hated and feared of all federal agencies, and one that was already politicized during Barack Obama’s first two terms, when the infamous Lois Lerner began persecuting conservative nonprofit organizations.

Back in the heady days of April 2017, then-House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and then-Tax Policy Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam asked the Justice Department to reopen a probe into Lerner’s conduct. They wrote: “On April 9, 2014, the House Committee on Ways and Means voted to send a letter to the Department of Justice referring former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois G. Lerner for criminal prosecution. As indicated in the attached letter, the Committee’s nearly three-year investigation uncovered evidence of willful misconduct on the part of Ms. Lerner. Despite this fact, and for what many believe were purely partisan reasons, the prior Administration refused to review Ms. Lerner’s misconduct.”

Indeed. And that misconduct had to do with the politicization of the IRS: “In particular,” Brady and Roskam continued, “the Committee found that Ms. Lerner used her position to improperly influence IRS action against conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and protection rights under the law. The Committee also found she impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Finally, Lerner risked exposing, and may have actually disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.”

Nothing was done, of course, and now Lois Lerner’s friends and colleagues are back in power. They’re poised now with their new funding to make her look like an impartial, absolutely honest, trustworthy public official. It’s clear that Biden’s handlers, having already turned the Justice Department into a tool of his agenda, now wants to corrupt the IRS in a similar way, and turn it against those who dare to resist the implementation of his socialist, green agenda. Is there anyone among our elected officials in Washington who has the will to stop them in their ongoing efforts to corrupt the American system to its very core?

Previous articles on The IRS as a Partisan Weapon:

David Horowitz and John Perazzo: How Joe Biden and the I.R.S are Performing Criminal Acts.

David Horowitz and John Perazzo: How Black Lives Matter Criminals Were Enabled by the I.R.S. and the Democrat Party.

State Department spent tax dollars on film festival promoting drag queens, incest, pedophilia

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/07/state-department-spent-tax-dollars-on-film-festival-promoting-drag-queens-incest-pedophilia;

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Every state promotes its own values. These are the values of the U.S. government today.

“The State Department Used Your Tax Dollars To Fund a Film Festival That Depicted Drag Queens, Incest, and Pedophilia,” by Robert Schmad, Washington Free Beacon, July 19, 2022:

The State Department helped fund a film festival in September that featured movies depicting drag queens, incest, and pedophilia, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

Queer Lisboa, an international queer film festival held in Portugal, was given $10,000 as part of the Biden administration’s push to “support LGBTQ+ and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility efforts” abroad, according to a State Department spokeswoman. The festival’s offerings included P.S. Burn This Letter Please, a documentary about drag culture in post-war New York City, Saint-Narcisse, a film about incestuous twins, and Minyan, a movie about a 17-year-old Jewish boy who leaves his parents to explore New York City’s gay scene and eventually has sex with an adult bartender.

The event was one of several bankrolled by taxpayers to promote LGBT acceptance abroad. In the last year, the State Department funded the “first gender and sexuality library in Lebanon,” provided diversity and inclusion consulting to Latin American police forces, and hosted a transgender recognition webinar in Norway, according to an interagency report. The department said locals sometimes pushed back against LGBT promotion, perceiving it as “Western,” “imported,” or “against cultural or religious values.”…

Finance, climate, diplomacy, science, medicine, education and psychology: The “experts” are WRONG about almost everything

BY MIKE ADAMS

SEE: https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-06-08-the-experts-are-wrong-about-almost-everything.html;

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 (Natural News) Have you noticed how the so-called “experts” are usually incompetent morons? We have experts in finance who don’t know that printing trillions of dollars causes inflation. We have experts in education and psychology who think mutilating the genitals of children is something to celebrate in the name of “pride.” We have experts in diplomacy who think Russia has no right to its own national interests. And we have experts in science and medicine whose vaccines are so deadly, that they have to resort to censorship and paid propaganda to cover up all the vaccine deaths.

The “experts,” it turns out, are wrong about almost everything.

How did we get to this place? Because people prefer comfortable lies over hard truths, so the most incompetent “experts” who are willing to lie get promoted to positions of influence and power. The more they lie, the higher they rise in the system. Anyone who tells the truth, on the other hand, gets sh#tcanned.

Tell the truth about money printing and you aren’t welcome anywhere in the realm of finance. Tell the truth about vaccine injuries and you get blacklisted from the field of medicine. Tell the truth about transgenderism and you’ll lose your job as a school counselor or university professor.

Anyone who tells the truth about almost anything — gender, food science, climate, free energy, geoengineering, etc. — is banished from having any influence in society.

So now, as a result of all this, we are ruled by the cognitively retarded who cannot process reality and have no ability to make decisions in meaningful ways that benefit society.

This has all happened before, of course, and the next step in this scenario is the total collapse of the empire. That’s exactly what’s coming for America and much of western civilization, it turns out.

Ukraine vs. Russia: Bullsh#t information war vs. actual kinetic war

A great example of all this is Zelensky’s information war in Ukraine vs. Russia’s real (kinetic) war. Ukraine’s corrupt, inept government is focused almost entirely on pushing out information propaganda rather than fighting a real war. On the battlefield, Ukraine is losing so badly that the entire Ukrainian military is likely just weeks away from a total collapse. Yet the “experts” continue to claim that Ukraine is winning and Russia is losing and somehow dozens of Russian generals have all been killed recently, although there is zero evidence to back such absurd claims.

Russia, meanwhile, is actually shelling Ukrainian forces with a merciless barrage of high explosive artillery rounds. No fakery is needed when you are communicating through high explosives. The detonation of each charge sends an unmistakable message: Leave this are or perish.

Ukraine has experts in psychological warfare and bullsh#ttery. Russia has experts in armor and artillery. Guess which one is going to win in the end?

In the competition between bullsh#t and bombs, bullsh#t loses.

All the incompetent, retarded leaders of the West still haven’t come to realize this… largely because they are incompetent retards. They think they can bullsh#t their way to some claimed delusional fantasy of global domination, even as their own currencies are on the verge of collapse and their economies are imploding by the day.

As reality sinks in, LIES are all the regime has left

So of course, Biden’s press spinsters try to lie about everything because that’s all they have left. When gasoline hits $5 / gallon average across America — which will likely happen in mere days — White House bullsh#t artists will tell you that Europeans pay more and you should be grateful you are paying the highest prices in history because it could be even higher.

As food shelves go bare across America, no doubt Biden’s bullsh#t brigade will tell

you to stop whining and enjoy the “Biden weight loss diet for America” that promises to solve the nation’s health care crisis through mass famine.

When the dollar implodes and goes to zero — a scenario that’s getting closer by the day — America will be plunged into economic chaos. So of course, Biden’s bullsh#tters will need a scapegoat, and they’ll likely blame Putin or perhaps even gold owners who ditched the dollar to buy gold and silver instead. You can see the WashPost headline now: “Dollar under attack by gold hoarders” and they will weave some fantastical story about how buying gold destroyed the dollar currency, and how massive money printing had nothing to do with it.

In a world of incompetent “experts,” LIES are their currency, and TRUTH is their enemy.

The more the experts have to lie about everything, the closer you know you’re getting to the end of the entire system. You’ll also notice that the more lies they tell, the more they have to censor the truth, so censorship rises as the lies get more and more absurd.

Under the combined umbrella of lies, censorship, and tyranny, the total collapse of the United States of America is fast approaching. This will be a wide-ranging economic collapse, food collapse, culture collapse, and geopolitical collapse.

This collapse will likely happen before the end of 2025, and it could very well take place even before the 2024 elections, meaning there might even be elections in 2024.

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Today’s Situation Update podcast delves into this key issue and covers much more:

Blinken says U.S. will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, reopen ‘Palestinian’ consulate in Jerusalem

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/05/blinken-says-u-s-will-rejoin-anti-israel-unesco-reopen-palestinian-consulate-in-jerusalem;

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The world is on fire, but Biden’s handlers are not too busy to enable and embolden the jihad.

“Blinken: US will rejoin anti-Israel UNESCO, establish Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem,” JNS, April 30, 2022:

Israel has no objection to a U.S. return to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress last week.

The United States officially withdrew from UNESCO on Dec. 31, 2018 under the Trump administration. The move reflected “U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,” the State Department said in a statement at the time….

Blinken described concerns about the organization’s anti-Israel bias as understandable, but added, “I can say with authority that our partners in Israel feel the same way. They support our rejoining of UNESCO.” The United States should “shape the discussion, not someone else,” he said.

The secretary of state also reiterated the administration’s commitment to reopening the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a campaign pledge made by President Joe Biden.

“It’s something we are working on with the Israeli government,” he said. “I was in Ramallah just a few weeks ago and saw [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas, we talked about that among other things,” he added.

“As you know, we re-established support for the Palestinians a year ago January, including significant humanitarian and economic assistance that had been previously held back, we have reengaged them across the board, and the consulate is a piece of that,” he said.

“It does require, of course, coordination with and support from Israel, including, for example, providing privileges and immunities for the staff of the consulate-to-be, so it’s a work in progress.”…

Biden’s handlers sell arms worth over $1 billion & $2.17 billion for “development” to Nigeria despite ongoing jihad against Christians

Blinken links military aid to accountability; actually funds more Christian genocide to please Jesuit Communist Pope Francis

"Nigeria authorities will see an excuse for inaction"

"Not everything can be solved with more or better equipped armed forces," warned U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a speech in Abuja, who added that "attempts to address violent extremism have at times had the perverse effect of violating peoples' rights." The Daily Beast correspondent Philip Obaji strongly doubts that this will lead to greater justice and accountability in #Nigeria. Rather, he warns that authorities could sense an excuse for inaction at a time when the north of the country is increasingly prey to both jihadist insurgents and armed bandits.

Nigeria: U.S Secretary of State Blinken signs $2.17 billion for development

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://robertspencer.org/2022/04/bidens-handlers-sell-arms-to-nigeria-despite-ongoing-jihad-against-christians;

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Will these weapons be used to stop the jihad against Christians? Not likely. A Nigerian recently observed that the Buhari government “had over many years given excuses and several changes of narrative to ‘deflect, deny and defend its complicity’ in the killings of women and children in predominantly Christian villages in central Nigeria.” It’s more likely that these weapons will end up being used against the nation’s Christians.

And Biden took Nigeria off the list of violators of religious freedom.

“United States Approves Major Arms Sale to Nigeria Despite Human Rights Concerns,” International Christian Concern, April 21, 2022:

04/21/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – The U.S. last week approved an arms sale worth nearly $1 billion to Nigeria. The deal—which includes twelve AH-1Z Attack Helicopters, thousands of guidance systems for precision munitions, night vision equipment, and machine guns among other weapons and tools—was halted last year by a bipartisan group of leaders on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who were concerned about Nigeria’s human rights record.

“This sale will be a major contribution to U.S. and Nigerian security goals,” the U.S. Department of State said in a notice to Congress about the sale. “This proposed sale will support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a strategic partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. The proposed sale will better equip Nigeria to contribute to shared security objectives, promote regional stability and build interoperability with the U.S. and other Western partners.”

The deal with Nigeria would, according to State Department, include the deployment of teams to Nigeria to train local forces on legal issues, human rights concerns, and ways to minimize civilian harm in air operations.

Human Rights Concerns

Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Nigeria in November and raised concerns about the Nigerian government’s human rights record. During his visit, he said that the U.S. was waiting for justice in the case of a 2020 incident in which the army shot at protestors before going ahead with the proposed arms sale. It is not clear what, if any, justice was administered before the deal was finalized last week.

In a report released last week, State Department highlighted “credible reports that members of the [Nigerian] security forces committed numerous abuses” last year. The report lists seventeen specific human rights abuses, including “unlawful and arbitrary killings by both government and nonstate actors; forced disappearances by the government, terrorists, and criminal groups; [and] torture.”

In addition to concerns about police brutality and lack of accountability for its armed forces, Nigeria has also long been criticized for its failure to provide security to vulnerable Christian communities in the Middle Belt and northern regions of the country.

For a variety of reasons, Nigeria was added to State Departments list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) in 2020 for engaging in or tolerating severe violations of religious freedom. It was removed from the list in 2021 around the time of Secretary Blinken’s visit in a move that drew widespread criticism from human rights watchdogs around the world….

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