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The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)
Middle East Information Center via FamilySecurityMatters.org ^ | 2003-2007 | Adrian Morgan

Posted on 02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST by bronxville

US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood

In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has been described as a de facto front of the Muslim Brotherhood." The AMC was an affiliate of the American Muslim Foundation, which was also headed by Alamoudi. Despite this, in June 2002 the FBI called the AMC "the most mainstream Muslim group in the United States."

What is of concern is the manner in which Alamoudi persuaded US authorities under two administrations of his reliability. Around 1993, he was an adviser for the Pentagon on which Muslim chaplains should serve in the US military. He continued this role until 1998. From 1997 he acted for the State Department as a "goodwill ambassador" to Muslim countries. He was regularly at the Clinton White House and had advised Hillary Rodham Clinton on managing iftar dinners since 1996. Alamoudi had made donations to the Democrat party but was open to wooing the opposition.

In 1998, as Frank Gaffney recounted, Republican Grover Norquist formed the Islamic Institute, which aimed to recruit Muslim and Arab Americans to support the GOP. Alamoudi made contributions both to the Islamic Institute and later, in 2000 and 2001, he made payments to a lobbying firm connected with Norquist.

Alamoudi's Brotherhood connections were not touted openly, but in August 1997, he was publicly proclaiming on Fox TV that Hamas was a "freedom fighting organization". Hamas had started its first bombings of Israeli civilians in February 1996, a year earlier. On October 28, 2000, Alamoudi attended an anti-Israel protest at Lafayette Park outside the White House, where he was caught on video proclaiming "I have been labeled… as being a supporter of Hamas. Anybody supporters of Hamas here? Hear that, Bill Clinton. We are all supporters of Hamas. I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hezbollah. Anybody who supports Hezbollah here?"

Shortly after the White House outburst, Hillary Clinton returned a donation of $1,000 to her election war chest, which Alamoudi had presented on May 25 of that year. Alamoudi embarked upon at least 10 clandestine trips to Libya. On September 28, 2003, after returning from a multi-stage excursion he was arrested at Dulles International Airport. He was handed a 19-count indictment on October 23, on charges including money laundering and dealing with a prohibited nation.

Alamoudi had been stopped at Heathrow on August 16, 2003 before boarding a flight to Syria, and had $340,000 of Libyan money seized. On July 30, 2004, he pleaded guilty to three charges - violating conditions barring transport to, and commerce with, prohibited nations (Libya), failure to disclose to IRS his income, and lying to ICE federal investigators. On October 15, 2004, Alamoudi was given a jail sentence of 23 years. He had told officials that he provided Libyan money to London-based Saudi dissidents to finance a plot to assassinate Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah.

Politicians may have been fooled by Alamoudi, who headed sixteen US-based Islamist organizations, but despite what is known of the Muslim Brotherhood's support of terrorism and extremism, US politicians are now openly courting the Brotherhood. On April 5 this year in Egypt. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met with Mohammed Saad el-Katani, the leader of the Brotherhood's 55 members within the Egyptian parliament. Hamdi Hassan, the Brotherhood's spokesman, said Hoyer met with el-Katani once at the parliament building and later at the home of the US ambassador to Egypt.

On May 27, a delegation by four members of the House of Congress again met with Mohammed Saad el-Katani in Egypt. The delegation was led by David Price, a Democrat who represents North Carolina....[...]

Great link about the Muslim Brotherhood - it consists of 4 parts.


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[...]The average member of the Muslim Brotherhood isn't a rabble-rouser, either -- he's a doctor, pharmacist, teacher or lawyer. He wears Western trousers and shirts, not the ankle-long dishdashah garment traditionally worn by Arab men. He's middle class -- and he's filled with rage. Rage over what he sees as the close cooperation between his government and the hopelessly corrupted West. Kept from pursuing his political aims, he is often a functionary amonst his contemporaries in Arab professional associations for doctors, engineers and attorneys.

Jordan is an exception. The Muslim Brotherhood has been tolerated here for almost 60 years. The small Hashemite kingdom has chosen to pursue dialogue and understanding with the Islamists. "We don't want install a theocracy like in Iran. We are moderate Islamists," says Rashid.

Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al Zawahari: The text book example of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood turned terrorist One of the leading figures of Islamic Jihad, the Egyptian doctor Ayman al Zawahiri, is now considered the textbook example of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood turned terrorist. Once the talented scion of a bourgeois family, as a student he was enthralled by the fiery writings of Muslim Brotherhood ideologist Sayyid Qutb, which would lead him to later become a mujahedeen in Afghanistan and the trusted lieutenant of Osama bin Laden. Zawahiri's path has inspired al-Qaida supporters all the way from the Middle East to Europe and is simultaneously concrete proof for the security forces of the Arab world of just how dangerous the Brotherhood is....

Egyptian Amr Hamzawy admits he's become more cautious with his judgments over the past two years. The renowned political scientist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. is an expert on Islamists movements in the Arab world. Two years ago he was still optimistic. "The moderate Islamists have embraced democratic procedures and have shown a strong commitment to the rule of law," he wrote back then. Europe and the United States would be well advised to engage these "grassroots Islamists" and talk autocratic regimes out of pursuing repressive measures against them....

In the early 1940s, Banna created a paramilitary "secret apparatus" that initiated its members in FREEMASON-LIKE CEREMONIES. Their assassinations of politicians, judges and British soldiers would soon come back to haunt Banna, however. As he got into a taxi in Cairo on Feb. 12, 1949, he was shot dead -- most likely by government agents. His grave in a cemetery in the poor district of Bassatin is distinguishable from the anonymous dead only by its epitaph: "This is the temple of the martyr Hassan al Banna."... http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,491925-2,00.html

The poor little rich guys not unlike the radical leftists over here....the weather underground etc.

Our politicians were in bed with them...probably still are...

1 posted on 02/02/2011 10:18:44 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville
Omar Abdel Rahman, spiritual leader of Gamaa Islamiya, was also connected to the conspiracy to bomb the World Trade Center. He was brought to the United States in 1990 under the sponsorship of Muslim Brotherhood members Mahmud Abouhalima, and Mustafa Shalabi. Abouhalima was given a 240 year sentence for his part in the WTC bombing.
2 posted on 02/02/2011 10:19:48 PM PST by bronxville
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Remember the huge headlines of Anderson Cooper and Christiane Amanpour getting ‘roughed up’ in Cairo? Belguim Journalists, And other’s too....

did ya hear about the Israeli Journalists that were arrested?

I didn’t think so..

4 Israeli journalists arrested in Cairo

but then Anderson, and Christiane would take that headline right off the news wouldn’t it?


3 posted on 02/02/2011 10:29:27 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: bronxville

“On May 27, a delegation by FOUR MEMBERS of the House of Congress again met with Mohammed Saad el-Katani in Egypt. The delegation was led by DAVID PRICE, a Democrat who represents North Carolina.”

Is our own congressman David Price involved in $$$ naked body scanners???
Published November 16, 2010

“Naked body scanner (Rapiscan’s) lobbyists include Susan Carr, a former senior legislative aide to Rep. David Price
DAVID PRICE was right smack in the middle of this – how much $ is he getting?”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/_Naked-scanners__-Lobbyists-join-the-war-on-terror-1540901-107548388.html
http://randysright.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/is-our-own-congressman-david-price-involved-in-naked-body-scanners/

Was that his payback...


4 posted on 02/02/2011 10:49:31 PM PST by bronxville
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To: Freddd

There’s a cover-up for sure and Fox News has a UK reporter doing their reporting though he may be okay though I’d say he was suspect.


5 posted on 02/02/2011 10:52:03 PM PST by bronxville
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To: Freddd

“In 1998, as Frank Gaffney recounted, Republican Grover Norquist formed the Islamic Institute, which aimed to recruit Muslim and Arab Americans to support the GOP. Alamoudi made contributions both to the Islamic Institute and later, in 2000 and 2001, he made payments to a lobbying firm connected with Norquist.”

Norquist has huge government contracts - his company meets with the other pigs eating from the dwindling trough -
http://www.brettonwoods.org/members/


6 posted on 02/02/2011 10:59:42 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville
Honorary Chairs - more here - http://www.brettonwoods.org/index.php/179/Leadership_Staff
7 posted on 02/02/2011 11:03:19 PM PST by bronxville
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


8 posted on 02/02/2011 11:05:56 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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To: bronxville

“What is of concern is the manner in which Alamoudi persuaded US authorities under two administrations of his reliability. Around 1993, he was an adviser for the Pentagon on which Muslim chaplains should serve in the US military. He continued this role until 1998. From 1997 he acted for the State Department as a “goodwill ambassador” to Muslim countries. He was regularly at the Clinton White House and had advised Hillary Rodham Clinton on managing iftar dinners since 1996. Alamoudi had made donations to the Democrat party but was open to wooing the opposition.”

Hillary Clinton overrides DHS; Lifts US ban of Tariq Ramadan; CAIR & ACLU Elated -

http://infidelsarecool.com/2010/01/20/hillary-clinton-overrides-dhs-lifts-us-ban-of-tariq-ramadan-cair-aclu-elated/


9 posted on 02/02/2011 11:09:00 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

“Politicians may have been fooled by Alamoudi, who headed sixteen US-based Islamist organizations, but despite what is known of the Muslim Brotherhood’s support of terrorism and extremism, US politicians are now openly courting the Brotherhood. On April 5 this year in Egypt. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met with Mohammed Saad el-Katani, the leader of the Brotherhood’s 55 members within the Egyptian parliament. Hamdi Hassan, the Brotherhood’s spokesman, said Hoyer met with el-Katani once at the parliament building and later at the home of the US ambassador to Egypt.”

April 08, 2007 - House Majority Leader Meets With Muslim Brotherhood

The media is so focused on Nancy Pelosi’s shameful misconduct, one can easily forget that there is plenty of disgrace to go around.

While Pelosi was busily usurping the authority of the President and the State Department, apparently Maryland Congressman, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, was getting chummy with the grandpappy of all terrorist groups, The Muslim Brotherhood.

From The Associated Press:

A top U.S. Democratic congressman met a leader of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s most powerful rival, the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, U.S. officials and the Islamist group said Saturday.

Visiting House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer met with the head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s parliamentary bloc, Mohammed Saad el-Katatni, twice on Thursday — once at parliament and then at the home of the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Brotherhood spokesman Hamdi Hassan said.

U.S. Embassy spokesman John Berry would only confirm that Hoyer, who represents Maryland, met with el-Katatni at U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone’s home at a reception with other politicians and parliament members.

The article went on to point out that, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has refused to meet with the Muslim Brotherhood, U.S. government policy does not bar meetings with the Brotherhood’s members of parliament.
So while no laws were broken, certainly bad judgment was shown by the Dhimmicrats, once again.
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/187327.php

There’s no smoke without fire.


10 posted on 02/02/2011 11:15:50 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

“Egyptian Amr Hamzawy admits he’s become more cautious with his judgments over the past two years. The renowned political scientist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. is an expert on Islamists movements in the Arab world.

Two years ago he was still optimistic. “The moderate Islamists have embraced democratic procedures and have shown a strong commitment to the rule of law,” he wrote back then.

Europe and the United States would be WELL ADVISED TO ENGAGE THESE “GRASSROOTS ISLAMISTS” AND TALK AUTOCRATIC REGIMES OUT OF PURSUING REPRESSIVE MEASURES AGAINST THEM....”

CARNEGIE MOSCOW CENTER

Amr Hamzawy on Al Jazeera

Amr Hamzawy 19/8/2006

Amr Hamzawy appeared on Al Jazeera TV to talk about the current crisis in the Middle East.

Click on the links below to read the transcripts of these shows in Arabic.

On September 13, he discussed prospects of a national unity government in Palestine.

On August 19, he discussed Iran’s nuclear ambitions and Arab fears.

On August 9, he discussed the French-American differences with regard to the war in Lebanon.

On July 22, he talked in depth about America’s strategic interests in the Middle East.

On July 15, he discussed the confrontation between Hizbullah and Israel.
http://www.carnegie.ru/publications/?fa=18569

The plans appeared to have been in the making for a while. This guy from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace appears to be our shadow Foreign Secretary.


11 posted on 02/02/2011 11:26:14 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

BOARD MEMBERS

DONALD KENNEDY, Ph.D. was Editor-in-Chief of SCIENCE magazine since June 1, 2000 until 2008 and also served as Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration during the Carter administration.

Dr. Kennedy serves as the Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Professor of Education, and President emeritus of Stanford University.

Dr. Kennedy serves as Co-director of the Center for Environmental Science and Policy. From 1977 to 1979, he served as Commissioner at the ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

He serves as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board at CollabRx, Inc.

Dr. Kennedy serves as Policy Advisor and Member of Board of Advisors of Common Sense Media, Inc. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of InsideTrack, Inc. He serves as a Member of Board of Directors of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The.

Dr. Kennedy serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of AxyS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Alzeta Corp.

He served as a Director of StemCells Inc. since July 8, 1999. He serves as Chairman of Children Now; a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Institute of Medicine, and the American Philosophical Society; and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the California Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Kennedy served on the National Commission for Public Service and the Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, and is a founding director of the Health Effects Institute. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Wood Institute for the Environment, and is a member of the Food Security and Environment Program in both Institutes. Dr. Kennedy holds an A.B. and Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University.

STROBE TALBOTT (Clinton Administration) is a President and Trustee at THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION. He is a Director at The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/board.asp?privcapId=4974034

And that’s only two of them. Then there’s Jamie Gorlick etc. All with key positions in hot button areas. Brookings, of course, write all the policies etc., for puppet Obama.


12 posted on 02/02/2011 11:44:54 PM PST by bronxville
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Clinton remarks prior to signing NAFTA -

“We have the opportunity to remake the world” - “New Order” - Environment - WTO Expansion...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ooMrgXido&feature=player_embedded#

Decades later and still none of them have asked us if we want a NWO shaped in their image.


13 posted on 02/02/2011 11:48:20 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

Clinton: I Was Wrong to Listen to Wrong Advice Against Regulating Derivatives (and repealing the Glass Steagal act for his buddies Robert Rubin and Larry Summers who made a killing - a percentage goes to the NWO fund - of course)

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/clinton-rubin-and-summers-gave-me-wrong-advice-on-derivatives-and-i-was-wrong-to-take-it.html


14 posted on 02/02/2011 11:53:35 PM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

THE NEW MIDDLE EAST

CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT REPORT, February 2008

Marina Ottaway, Nathan J. Brown, Amr Hamzawy, Karim Sadjadpour, Paul Salem

Confrontational U.S. policy that tried to create a “New Middle East,” but ignored the realities of the region has instead exacerbated existing conflicts and created new problems, argues a new report from the Carnegie Endowment. To restore its credibility and promote positive transformation, the United States needs to abandon the illusion that it can reshape the region to suit its interests.

In The New Middle East, Carnegie Middle East experts Marina Ottaway, Nathan J. Brown, Amr Hamzawy, Karim Sadjadpour, and Paul Salem examine the new realities of the region by focusing on three critical clusters of countries—Iran–Iraq, Lebanon–Syria, Palestine–Israel, and on the three most pressing issues—nuclear proliferation, sectarianism, and the challenge of political reform—to provide a new direction for U.S. policy that engages all regional actors patiently and consistently on major conflicts to develop compromise solutions.

Recommendations for U.S. policy:
• Given its current military commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States cannot impose a new order on the Middle East through confrontation, but must work with regional actors that are seeking to restore a balance of power in the region.

• Iran: Given that Iran is integral to several issues of critical importance to U.S. and EU foreign policy—namely Iraq, nonproliferation, energy security, terrorism, and Arab-Israeli peace—avoiding dialogue with Iran is not an option and confronting it militarily would only worsen what the West seeks to improve. Iran arguably has more common interests with the United States in Iraq than any of Iraq’s other neighbors. Shared interests should lead both countries to look to Iraq as a forum to build confidence, with the intention of gradually expanding the discussion to include the nuclear issue.

• Iraq: A political solution in Iraq cannot be achieved under the current policy based on a U.S. model of what Iraq should be, rather than what it is. To move forward, the United States must acknowledge that current efforts have failed, put Iraq’s political leaders on notice that the United States will not support them indefinitely, and engage with all of Iraq’s political factions.

• Israel and Palestine: The United States needs to recognize that time is running out on a two-state solution. Progress is impossible unless Hamas is brought back into the process and viable Palestinian leadership is restored.

• Lebanon and Syria: The Bush administration narrative that sees Lebanon as the battleground between democracy and autocracy must be replaced by a more accurate perception of a deeply divided country where all factions invite outside intervention. The United States needs to consolidate the gains of the Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon by encouraging compromise, the election of a new president, the drafting of a new election law, and the holding of elections on schedule in the spring of 2009.

• Democracy: The credibility of U.S. democracy promotion efforts has been severely undermined by the dangerous mix of grandiose rhetoric and inconsistent policies. A new policy must be based on a clear understanding of the possible consequences of democratization and a willingness to accept democratic outcomes even when not optimal from an American perspective. It must also focus on the countries where some progress is most likely.

“The United States needs a new approach to this part of the world, based less on confrontation and more on diplomacy, less on ideology and more on reality, and on a narrower definition of U.S. interests. Most of the problems discussed in this report cannot be solved, nor can they be bypassed, by creating a new Middle East, as the Bush administration tried to do. Some of the region’s problems can be alleviated through wise policy; others can at best be contained. Still others will have to be accepted for many years as part of a new Middle East landscape that has changed, but not for the better,” the authors conclude....

About the Authors

Marina Ottaway is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and director of the Carnegie Middle East Program. Her most recent book, Beyond the Façade: Political Reform in the Arab World (edited with Julia Choucair-Vizoso), was published in January 2008.

Nathan J. Brown is director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, and a distinguished scholar and author of four well-received books on Arab politics.

Amr Hamzawy is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment and a noted Egyptian political scientist who previously taught at Cairo University and the Free University of Berlin. His most recent book, Human Right in the Arab World: Independent Voices (edited with Anthony Chase), was published in 2007.

Karim Sadjadpour is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment. Earlier, he was the chief Iran analyst at the International Crisis Group.

Paul Salem is the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center. Prior to this appointment Salem was the general director at The Fares Foundation and from 1989 to 1999 he founded and directed the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Lebanon’s leading public policy think tank.
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=19928&prog=zgp&proj=zme

And we think we’re having a real conversation about the ME.


15 posted on 02/03/2011 12:05:34 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

07/03/2007

Dancing with the Devil

Charting the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

The recent putsch in the Gaza Strip by Hamas is shedding light on an organization exercising considerable influence on the entire Arab world — the Muslim Brotherhood. As both a social movement and a militant Islamist political outfit, its power stretches from the Atlantic coast to the Indian Ocean.

A victorious Hamas fighter in Gaza Strip:

“We want to spread this medicine throughout the world.”

Young men with fuzz on their chins not yet thick enough for full beards stand on busy streets directing traffic. There are more on each corner of the congested Omar Mukhtar Street in Gaza City. They wear yellow and green t-shirts that enable everyone to know who they’re working for long before they get close enough to read the Hamas logo emblazoned upon them.

It’s the most visible sign of the violent takeover by the militant Islamist group after it pushed out the secular Palestinian Fatah party from the Gaza Strip three weeks ago. But it also represents much more: It’s the irrefutable evidence that the Islamist international network of the Muslim Brotherhood has, for the first time, become the sovereign power over a piece of territory. One of the world’s most densely populated and troubled specks of land has suddenly become a laboratory for political Islam in the Middle East.

“We’ve freed the people from a corrupt regime,” says Khalil Abu Leila. The 55-year-old with the speckled gray beard sits in the courtyard of an apartment building wearing a plain gray suit and leather sandals.

On the table in front of him is a copy of the Koran.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,491925,00.html

They’ve got Palestine, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, IMO Iran’s in the bag, Afghanistan is pending, ?Tunisia, Egypt is next...


16 posted on 02/03/2011 12:12:59 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Phil Gramm (wife Wendy Gramm), Bill Clinton, Robert Rubin,

Key Culprits in Subprime Meltdown

The current Subprime Mortgage Crisis, which has been the single biggest factor in helping lead the United States into a recession, (and depending on which economic analyst is talking, a depression) has it’s root’s in the Clinton Administration.

Let’s take a quick walk through history to find out more.

After four years of investigating the Black Friday crash in 1929, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Administration figured out that the main actions that lead us into the Depression were bank’s using their clients money to speculate on risky investments and pushing other risky investments on the very same customers. Some of the investments were sold directly to the bank’s investors, others were made by the banks themselves. When the investments went belly up, the banks had no money to pay their customers back.

To stop this from ever happening again, FDR and fellow Democratic Senators and Congressmen passed the Glass-Steagall Act in 1933. The law stopped commercial banks from merging with investment banks, established the FDIC to insure bank deposits, gave the Federal Reserve control over setting interest rates, and made other banking reforms. The entire point was to protect deposits and stop banks from speculating with that money.

Strictly speaking, the GLASS-STEAGALL ACT was a huge success. It restored confidence in America’s banking system and worked relatively well for six decades. That is, until Citigroup decided to spend over 30 years working behind the scenes to repeal parts of the act.

In the 1960’s, Citigroup, then known as First National City Bank, (and later Citibank and Citi) started talking to Washington about repealing the Glass-Steagall Act. It took many years, and to make a long story short, they finally succeeded in 1999.

BTW, First National City Bank (Citi) is to blame for the modern credit card society, having introduced in 1967 the card that later was renamed Mastercard, the first credit card.

What does this have to do with BILL CLINTON, or the current economic feces-fest we are currently in?

When Bill Clinton was President in 1998, Citibank, by then called Citicorp, was trying to merge with Traveller’s group (the investment firm with the ads with the red umbrella). Under the Glass-Steagall Act, this was prohibited. Way back in 1933 FDR and Co. were wise enough to know that commercial banks shouldn’t own investment banks, it leads to all sorts of illegal shenanigans.

But years of bribing, er, lobbying Congress had done it’s trick, and Citicorp’s CEO SANDY WEILL said he was assured by Federal sources the merger would be approved, which it was in 1998. (Technically the merger was illegal in 1998 as the law wasn’t repealed until November, 1999.) Renamed Citigroup after the merger, they have gone on to purchase other investment firms.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (called the Financial Services Modernization Act at the time) repealed 66 years of consumer protections and paved the way for financial mergers and the introduction of new investment products.

The Act was written by Republican Senators including PHIL GRAMM, and early voting was split down party lines until President Clinton forced a rewrite of the bill.

Clinton vowed to veto the Senate version of the bill unless it was re-written to include “requirements that banks make loans to minorities, farmers, and others who have had little access to credit.” The new version passed 90-8 in the Senate, passed the House, and Clinton signed it into law. Clinton’s required reworking of the bill should be studied closely to see what role, if any, it played in illegal, often racist, subprime loans at higher rates than Caucasian borrowers were offered.

Days before the act passed, Clinton’s Secretary of the Treasury, ROBERT RUBIN (and Ludwig), resigned. As Secretary of the Treasury, Rubin had oversight over enforcing the Glass-Steagall Act. While the resignation at the time looked like Rubin had been against repealing the act, that might not be the actual story. While Rubin had been critical of repealing the Act during the early stages, a year after resigning, Rubin took a cushy job with the newly formed Citigroup as Chairman of the Executive Committee, drawing a salary of $40 million a year, a position Rubin still holds.

As for Phil Gramm, the Republican Senator from Texas left Washington to become Vice Chairman for UBS Investment Bank, a Swiss bank that used the Gramm-Leach-Bailey Act to purchase Paine Weber and become the largest private financial services bank in the world. To make the story even more complicated, Phil Gramm is also serving as co-chairman and financial adviser of JOHN McCAIN’s 2008 Presidential campaign, and would reportedly be in the running for a cabinet job if McCain were to win, most likely as Treasury Secretary.

In recent years, not content with helping destroy the U.S. economy and send us into a recession, Phil Gramm has lobbied Congress and George W. Bush on behalf of UBS to remove remaining state regulations that protect consumers from predatory lending. Gramm was paid an additional $750,000 for his lobbyist work for UBS.

And for the heck of it, let’s also disclose that Gramm and his wife were tied to the ENRON scandal when it was revealed that WENDY GRAMM wrote an exemption from federal oversite for Enron while she was head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. What that means is that Wendy Gramm used her position as the head honcho of a major government agency to stop federal investigations and oversite of Enron’s shady practices.

Wendy Gram then quit the commission and took a directorship with Enron. So Phil and Wendy Gramm each used their government positions to make specific companies richer and remove federal oversite, then quit their government jobs and went to work for those same specific companies (UBS, Enron). After the Enron disaster, Wendy Gramm and other former Enron directors agreed to pay $13 million of their own funds (plus $155 million from their insurance companies) to settle a lawsuit accusing them of insider trading.

Another random fact I discovered while researching:

Ron Paul voted against the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, however, as he says in this speech 4 days before it was signed into law, he was for repealing the Glass-Steagall Act.

Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill, along with his company, was under investigation by the Feds in 2002 for behavior that would never have been allowed had Citigroup not succeeded in removing the Glass-Steagall Act. Among the illegal actions CITIGROUP was accused of taking: “hyping the stocks of lackluster companies in order to rake in those companies’ IPO business; using loans as loss leaders to encourage companies to give Citigroup their investment-banking business; helping ENRON and WORLDCOM conceal their massive debts; “spinning” rocketing IPO shares to executives in exchange for business from the executives’ companies.”

What ever became of the investigations? Under the BUSH Administration, nothing. No charges were filed. Sandy Weill was eventually replaced as CEO of Citigroup on October, 1, 2003, and sold $300 million in Citi stock back to the company.

Weill received $1.967 billion worth of Citigroup stock as part of the Traveller’s-Citicorp merger. And we can’t forget this, “as of April 2006 he held 16,518,365 shares of Citigroup, Inc. and another 3,109,173 unexercised options.”

So what have we learned? Hillary Clinton and John McCain are each connected to the current recession, either through the incompetent behavior of their spouse or their campaign manager.

The main players in repealing the Glass-Steagall Act - Sandy Weill, Phil Gramm, Robert Rubin, and Bill Clinton, have all continued to rake in ridiculous amounts of money, while the law they enacted contributed to the implosion of the U.S. banking system and our current recession. People are losing their homes, but the likes of Robert Rubin are still earning $40 million dollars a year. Bill Clinton has earned over $100 million dollars since leaving office despite not officially having a job. Sandy Weill apparently broke many federal laws, but didn’t even get a slap on the wrist while pocketing $2 billion.

And then there’s Phil Gramm. The man who may have actually had the most do with destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and affecting millions more, has enjoyed a posh job with a company that directly benefited from his legislation. And in a bizarro-world twist of irony, he may be “rewarded” for destroying our economy by being appointed to save us from himself.

UPDATE: UBS, the Swiss bank that Phil Gramm now works for, is accused of helping at least 19,000 of the wealthiest U.S. citizens avoid paying taxes by setting up offshore bank accounts to hide their wealth.
http://www.ickypeople.com/2008/04/bill-clinton-major-part-in-subprime.html

Read it closely and see the dealings and kickbacks between both parties. We own nothing, not even our own homes, all we have is a vote and even that counts for nothing. And then there’s Freddie and Fannie...


17 posted on 02/03/2011 12:34:56 AM PST by bronxville
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What has this to do with the Muslim Brotherhood. Follow the money. These guys don't have a conscience.
18 posted on 02/03/2011 12:38:41 AM PST by bronxville
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The MuBarak Obama supporters are simply making sure it is a “smooth transition” for them in September.

Hosni MuBarak and MuBarak Obama have a lot in common...

The communist agent provocateurs (courtesy of the Podesta Group) are disrupting the originally peaceful Egyptian Tea Party.

(Same kind of shysterism MuBarak Obama is trying to do here with our own Tea Party movement.)

The radical Islamists welcome the vacuum of leadership.

The bigger question we need to ask ourselves is this: Is 5,000 years of tyranny in Egypt something we should support?

Hosni Mubarak and MuBarak Obama have so much in common... High unemployment, rising consumer prices, unsustainable government largesse, election fraud and Tea Partiers...


19 posted on 02/03/2011 12:39:49 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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These elites find a Democratic Republic and the American Constitution abhorrent. They think of us as equivalent to the animal kingdom - subhumans - useless eaters. The CIA and British Intelligence are financing the Muslim Brotherhood. MB got the Islamists together and ousted Nasser (and the Shah) and now it’s Mubarak - lots of abuse though with him - this guy from the UN is controlled by the MB so things will get worse. All these presidents are middle management anyway. It was interesting watching all the commentators on TV today - it’s easy to spot the globalists and they’re not all dems by a long shot. And as for them having a debate on how Obama should handle it was laughable if it wasn’t so sad.

We’re broke because the money is going to fund their Great Transition. The carbon deal at the UN was to be the pay-off - the greedy buggers were pissed - anyway they’ve gotten our stimulus money but it won’t be enough. It will never be enough they’ll be back soon with some other scam. I believe they also financed Hitler. We’ve been taken by them for a very long time. We’ve been totally taken by these demonic people. I want our beautiful soldiers home!!!


20 posted on 02/03/2011 1:54:22 AM PST by bronxville
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

So which mob to root for? Mu Barak Mob or Barak Mob?


21 posted on 02/03/2011 2:00:13 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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Look at the picture above - they’re all smiling around the signing like they’re actors in a movie. Carl Levin, directly behind Clinton, is the biggest ear-mark recipient of the whole government. Hillary was second when she was a senator. She gave millions to over 50 corporations and got kickbacks for her presidential run in return along with fund-raising dinners etc. One of her biggest recipients was to a builder for an extension onto his mall with a pool, railroad etc. in 2007. It’s still not built today despite tax exemptions from the city. It’s called Destiny something or other -in Syracuse. We’re bigtime suckers...


22 posted on 02/03/2011 2:02:35 AM PST by bronxville
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To: screaminsunshine; Sir Francis Dashwood

I think it will be a Totalitarian Marxist like Ahmadinejad/Chavez/Castro/Obama etc. The Muslim Brotherhood will be the ME community organizers and the young indoctrinated Islamists to stir the pot. The West will have the SEIU’s and ACORN’s idiots.

China is already organized. China Hands ensured it. The CIA/British Intelligence have been working with them for decades -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Hands

IMO, even the Cold War was a farce. Gorbachev left Russia and headed off to the UN with the Global Charter tucked under his arm.


23 posted on 02/03/2011 2:19:19 AM PST by bronxville
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No doubt. I hope we can make it 2 more years and oust the vermin.


24 posted on 02/03/2011 2:23:56 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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If we can find him ineligible we could get him out sooner AND make everything he signed null and void. Impeachment means everything he signed is in cement with no opportunity to get rid of them. Unfortunately it’ll be two more very long years. His boss’ know and have accelerated their plans.


25 posted on 02/03/2011 3:11:59 AM PST by bronxville
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To: screaminsunshine

Egypt now fears Obama a ‘Manchurian President’

‘They are trying to understand why he is acting against U.S. interests’
Posted: February 02, 2011

Top members of the Egyptian government say they feel betrayed by President Obama, charging that he is acting against American interests.

“Mubarak’s regime feels Obama is pushing the advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood against U.S. interests,” said WND’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter Aaron Klein. “They are genuinely trying to understand why Obama is seemingly championing the anti-regime protests.”

Klein said that a top Egyptian diplomat with whom he has developed a rapport over the last few years asked him earlier this week to explain Obama’s motivation to support the opposition to Mubarak.

“I told him none of this should be a surprise,” said Klein, “that the Obama administration has developed an extensive relationship over the last few years with allies of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Get the comprehensive probe that exposes Obama’s Marxist, anti-American past – and present, in “Manchurian Present.”

“That my investigating has proven that Obama has been closely associated throughout his political career with radical-left elements who have long petitioned for policies many believe are aimed at weakening the American enterprise both domestically and internationally.”

“The Egyptian diplomat seemed surprised,” said Klein. “I told him this material was thoroughly documented in my latest book.”

The diplomat requested 20 copies of Klein’s New York Times bestselling book investigating Obama, “The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s ties to communists, socialists, and other anti-American extremists.”

The diplomat said he would deliver the book, which was co-authored by Brenda J. Elliott, to senior officials in Mubarak’s embattled government.

Obama in recent days urged Mubarak to give up power in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood forms the main opposition.

Mubarak has been a staunch U.S. ally and a recipient of billions of dollars in military aid. His regime has long been considered a stabilizing force in the Arab world.

The Obama administration’s support for the unrest is strikingly reminiscent of Jimmy Carter’s support of the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, which marked the birth of modern Islamist expansion.

Some Muslim clerics are already calling the riots in Egypt simply an extension of 1979’s Islamist conquests.

“Thirty-one years after the victory of the Islamic Republic, we are faced with the obvious fact that these movements are the aftershocks of the Islamic revolution,” said Iranian cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, as reported by Iran’s Radio Zamaneh. “The fate of those who challenge [our] religion is destruction.”

Speaking of media and government leaders, Khatami added, “They want to highlight the labor, liberal and democratic issues, but the most important issue, which is the religious streak of these protests, [is] being denied.”

The leader of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood, Hammam Saeed, warned that the unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast until Arabs succeed at toppling leaders allied with the United States.

“The Americans and Obama must be losing sleep over the popular revolt in Egypt,” Saeed said at a sympathy protest held outside the Egyptian Embassy in Amman. “Now, Obama must understand that the people have woken up and are ready to unseat the tyrant leaders who remained in power because of U.S. backing.”

And on the Internet, the Middle East Media Research Institute reports, prominent Salafi cleric Abu Mundhir Al-Shinqiti issued a fatwa on the website Minbar Al-Tawhid Wal Jihad encouraging the protests in Egypt, claiming Islamist jihadis are now on the verge of a historic moment, an “earthquake” he likened to the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City.

Obama pushes Egyptian ‘reform’

According to a senior Egyptian diplomat speaking to WND, a former U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Frank Wisner, specifically told Mubarak on Tuesday the U.S. would not continue to support his rule and he must step down.

Hours later, Mubarak announced he would not seek another term in office.

The Obama administration dispatched Wisner to Egypt last weekend to report to the State Department and White House a general sense of the situation in the country.

WND broke the story yesterday that the Egyptian government has information Wisner secretly met earlier this week with a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Issam El-Erian.

The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to spread Islam around the world, in large part using nonviolent means. Hamas and al-Qaida are violent Brotherhood offshoots.

Muslim Brotherhood declares war on U.S.

Prominent U.S. commentators also have been claiming the Muslim Brotherhood is a moderate organization and denying there is any Islamist plot to seize power.

Last Friday, President George W. Bush’s former press spokeswoman, Dana Perino, told Fox News, “Don’t be afraid of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. This has nothing to do with religion.”

Bruce Reidel, a former CIA analyst and adviser to President Obama, wrote a Daily Beast article in which he claimed, “The Egyptian Brotherhood renounced violence years ago. … Its relative moderation has made it the target of extreme vilification by more radical Islamists.”

Reidel’s assertion the Brotherhood renounced violence, however, is contradicted by its own statements in recent months, including a call to arms against the West.

In November, the Brotherhood’s new supreme guide, Muhammad Badi, delivered a sermon entitled “How Islam Confronts the Oppression and Tyranny.”

“Resistance is the only solution,” stated Badi. “The United States cannot impose an agreement upon the Palestinians, despite all the power at its disposal. [Today] it is withdrawing from Iraq, defeated and wounded, and is also on the verge of withdrawing from Afghanistan because it has been defeated by Islamist warriors.”

Badi went on to declare the U.S. is easy to defeat through violence, since it is “experiencing the beginning of its end and is heading toward its demise.”

Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center, noted Badi’s speech showed “the likelihood that more Brotherhood supporters in the West will turn to violence and fund-raising for terrorism.”

Frank Gaffney, president of the American Center for Security Policy, takes it a step further.

“In short, the Muslim Brotherhood – whether it is operating in Egypt, elsewhere in the world or here – is our enemy,” he wrote.

Obama quietly builds ties to Muslim Brotherhood

Klein reported for WND yesterday that Obama and top administration officials have troubling relationships with the Muslim Brotherhood and its worldwide allies.

Muslim Brotherhood members were reportedly invited to attend Obama’s 2009 address to the Muslim world from Cairo. Khaled Hamza, editor of the Muslim Brotherhood website, confirmed at the time that 10 members of the Brotherhood’s parliamentary bloc received official invitations to attend Obama’s historic speech.

Also in 2009, the Egyptian daily newspaper Almasry Alyoum ran a report claiming Obama had met with U.S. and European-based representatives of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that year

According to the report, the Brotherhood members requested that news of the meeting not be publicized. They expressed to Obama their support for democracy and the war on terror.

The newspaper also reported Brotherhood members communicated to Obama their position that they would abide by all agreements Egypt has signed with foreign countries, implying that if they took power in Egypt they would continue that country’s peace treaty with Israel.

Besides contact with the Muslim Brotherhood itself, there have been reports the past two years of behind-the-scenes contact with Hamas, which was founded as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas maintains a close alliance with the Brotherhood; the Brotherhood’s new leader, Muhammad Badi, serves as a de facto lead spiritual guide for Hamas.

Top leaders of Hamas in Gaza claimed to WND several times they passed messages to Obama through dignitaries who visited the Gaza Strip, including Jimmy Carter and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., – both of whom have a close relationship with the White House.

Kerry, for example, reportedly accepted a letter for Obama from Hamas leaders in Gaza during a February 2009 visit to U.N. installations in the coastal territory.

U.N. relief agency chief in Gaza Karen Abu Zayd told the BBC the Hamas letter had been received by his agency and passed on to an unnamed American official.

In November, 2008, WND first quoted Hamas officials stating they would be sending a letter to Obama.

Immediately after that month’s elections, Ahmed Yousef , Hamas’ chief political adviser in Gaza, called Obama’s win a “historic victory” for the world and told WND that Hamas was sending a letter of congratulation to the president-elect.

Obama ties to Brotherhood’s U.S. allies

It is not just Obama’s reported contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood and the group’s allies in the Middle East that are of concern.

The Obama administration also has evidenced a working relationship with several U.S.-based Islamist organizations that are listed by the Brotherhood as “likeminded” organizations.

One such group is the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA, a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas.

ISNA was named in a May 1991 Muslim Brotherhood document – “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” – as one of the Brotherhood’s likeminded “organizations of our friends” who shared the common goal of transforming countries into Muslim nations.

The White House relationship with ISNA began even before Obama took office. One week before the presidential inauguration, Sayyid Syeed, national director of the ISNA Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances, was part of a delegation that met with the directors of Obama’s transition team. The delegation discussed a request for an executive order ending “torture.”

ISNA President Ingrid Mattson represented American Muslims at Obama’s inauguration, where she offered a prayer during the televised event.

Mattson also has represented ISNA at Obama’s annual Ramadan dinners, including the last such event in which Obama announced support for the rights of Muslims to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from the site of the 9/11 attacks.

In June 2009, Obama’s top aide, Valerie Jarrett, invited Mattson to work on the White House Council on Women and Girls, which Jarrett leads.

That July, the Justice Department sponsored an information booth at an ISNA bazaar in Washington, D.C.

Also that month, Jarrett addressed ISNA’s 46th annual convention. According to the White House, Jarrett attended as part of Obama’s outreach to Muslims.

ISNA sponsored a February 2010 question-and-answer session in which Obama’s top adviser on counter-terrorism, John Brennan, came under fire for controversial remarks to Muslim law students.
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=258937#ixzz1CtR7dyhF


26 posted on 02/03/2011 3:15:23 AM PST by bronxville
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Well it sure is a mess. Who can tell what will happen. The last week has erased any doubts I had that Obama is a Muslim Radical. I already knew he was a Communist.


27 posted on 02/03/2011 4:21:24 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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Alamoudi....Alamoudi....There is a HUGE story about Alamoudi and Hillary but I can’t bring it to mind right now.


28 posted on 02/03/2011 4:50:16 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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More than what the article said, I should have added.


29 posted on 02/03/2011 4:51:26 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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If you think of it let me know. Thanks. A picture would be even better. A picture of her/Obama/Gramm/Price/Norquist with any of them would be great.


30 posted on 02/03/2011 3:41:04 PM PST by bronxville
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To: Ann Archy

And Bill Clinton or Hoyer with any of them. :)


31 posted on 02/03/2011 3:45:18 PM PST by bronxville
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“Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al Zawahari: The text book example of a member of the Muslim Brotherhood turned terrorist One of the leading figures of Islamic Jihad, the Egyptian doctor Ayman al Zawahiri, is now considered the textbook example of a member of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TURN TERRORIST.”

[2] “If you accept the whole of Islam in your life…a time will come when Communism will fear for its survival in Moscow, Capitalistic democracy will tremble for its safety in Washington and New York.”

Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al Zawahari BOOK:

“COME LET US CHANGE THIS WORLD,” p.83. Author: Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi. Founder of Jamaat-e-Islami (The Islamic Party), a political party in Pakistan.
http://frontpagemag.com/2009/11/06/the-muslim-brotherhood-and-ft-hood-by-jamie-glazov/

Is that the CHANGE we’ve been waiting for...? Bill Clinton in the video above also talks about CHANGE and Obama ad nauseum.

I don’t think there’s an al Qaida - they’re all a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. The indoctrinated youth are controlled by the Imams and come when whistled like pavlovas’ dogs.


32 posted on 02/03/2011 4:21:21 PM PST by bronxville
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Hoyer Meets Official From Egypt’s Banned Muslim Brotherhood

Saturday, April 07, 2007

CAIRO, Egypt — A top U.S. Democratic congressman met a leading member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, an OUTLAWED OPPOSITION GROUP, during a recent visit to the country, the Islamic fundamentalist group and U.S. officials said Saturday.

House Majority Leader STENY HOYER met with the Muslim Brotherhood’s parliament leader, Mohammed SAAD el-KATATNI, twice on Thursday — once at the parliament building and then at the home of the U.S. ambassador to Egypt, said Brotherhood spokesman HAMDI HASSAN.

U.S. Embassy spokesman JOHN BERRY would only confirm that Hoyer, who represents Maryland, met with el-Katatni at U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone’s home at a reception with other politicians and parliament members.

Though OFFICIALLY BANNED since 1954, the Brotherhood is tolerated by the government and has become Egypt’s largest opposition group and President Hosni Mubarak’s most powerful rival.

Its members, who run as independents, make up the LARGEST OPPOSITION bloc in parliament, holding about one-fifth of its 454 seats.

Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE had REFUSED in the PAST to MEET with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

But BERRY said U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY DOES NOT BAR MEETINGS with BROTHERHOOD MEMBERS of PARLIMENT and Hoyer’s talks with el-Katatni were NOT a CHANGE in U.S POLICY toward the group.

“It’s our diplomatic practice around the world to meet with parliamentarians, be they members of political parties or independents,” Berry said. “We haven’t changed our policy with regard to the Muslim Brotherhood as an organization.”

The STATE DEPARTMENT had no comment Saturday on Hoyer’s meetings with the group.

Berry stressed that HOYER met with el-Katatni in his capacity as an independent member of Egyptian parliament. He WOULD NOT SAY what the two discussed.

HASSAN said the two lawmakers discussed developments in the Middle East, the “BROTHERHOODs VISION” and OPPOSITION MOVEMENTS in Egypt. He said the two met privately at the ambassador’s home and with other members of Hoyer’s BIPARTISAN DELEGATION and Egyptian lawmakers at the parliament building.

HOYER’s meeting came just a day after Democratic speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi drew SHARP CRITICISM from the BUSH Administration for meeting with Syrian president BASHAR ASSAD in Damascus.

PELOSI and other Democrats argue the administration needs to ENGAGE Syria to resolve some of the most intractable problems in the Middle East, such as Iraq and the Israeli-Arab conflict. But the BUSH administration REJECTS that approach, accusing Syria of exacerbating the troubles in neighboring Iraq and Lebanon.

JON ALTERMAN, a Mideast specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, said Bush administration officials may have AVOIDED meeting Muslim Brotherhood members because that could STRAIN RELATIONS with the SECULAR Egyptian government, one of the closest U.S. allies in the Middle East.

“The difficulty when it gets to Egypt is that the BROTHERHOOD is NOT a LEGAL GROUP WITHIN EGYPT and the U.S. government is wary of violating laws in countries in which it operates,” he told The Associated Press on Saturday.

“The larger constraint on our willingness to meet the Brotherhood is the Egyptian government’s unease with our government’s meeting with the Brotherhood.”

HOYER, who also met with Mubarak during his visit, left Egypt on Friday. A telephone message left with his spokeswoman Saturday was not immediately returned. Calls to el-Katatni also went unanswered Saturday.

The Muslim BROTHERHOOD’s parliament bloc WEB SITE said the meetings were not part of an effort to engage the United States.

“The Brotherhood not only has reservations on dialogue with the Americans but REJECTS the unfair American policy in the region,” the Web site said.

Washington has been pressing Mubarak for years to enact reforms as part of a Bush administration campaign to spread democracy in the Mideast. And RICE expressed concern in March that “all voices” were not being heard in deliberations over AMENDING the CONSTITUTION as part of those reforms.

“There’s been a growing sense in WASHINGTON over 20 years that ISLAMIC POLITICS ARE HERE TO STAY, and the U.S. interest in promoting democracy around the world means we should be engaging with a growing number of actors,” Alterman said.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264805,00.html#ixzz1Cwdz4huG

April 12, 2007

Pelosi’s delegation to Syria—who said what to whom?

Did Rep. NANCY PELOSI drop the ball in the Middle East? Was she fouled? Was there a ball at all?

Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, earned White House vituperation — unusual for its intensity in even these partisan times — after delivering what she said was a PEACE MESSAGE last week from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud OLMERT TO Syrian President Bashar ASSAD.

“It was a nonstatement, nonsensical statement and didn’t make any sense at all that she would suggest that those talks could go forward as long as the Syrians conducted themselves as a prime state sponsor of terror,” Vice President DICK CHENEY told radio host Rush Limbaugh. “I think it is, in fact, bad behavior on her part. I wish she hadn’t done it.”

Some Pelosi statements on Assad prompted an almost immediate “clarification” from Olmert’s office.

“We were very pleased with the reassurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process,” Pelosi had said. “He was ready to engage in negotiations for peace with Israel.

Also, the “meeting with the president enabled us to communicate a message from Prime Minister Olmert that Israel was ready to engage in peace talks as well.”

But in his meeting with Pelosi, Olmert’s statement said, the prime minister “emphasized that although Israel is interested in peace with Syria, that country continues to be part of the axis of evil and a force that encourages terror in the entire Middle East. In order to conduct serious and genuine peace negotiations, Syria must cease its support of terror, cease its sponsoring of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad organizations, refrain from providing weapons to Hezbollah and bringing about the destabilizing of Lebanon, cease its support of terror in Iraq, and relinquish the strategic ties it is building with the extremist regime in Iran.”

The clarification baffled the delegation, which included Rep. TOM LANTOS (San Mateo), the Jewish chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Rep. HENRY WAXMAN (D-Los Angeles), its Government Reform Committee chairman and also Jewish; Rep. NICK RAHALL (D-W.Va.), an Arab American who is chairman of the House Resources Committee; Rep. KEITH ELLISON (D-Minn.), a freshman who is the first Muslim American member of Congress; Rep. DAVID HOBSON (R-Ohio), a senior Republican; and Rep. LOUISE SLAUGHTER (D-N.Y.), chairwoman of the House Rules Committee.

“The speaker conveyed precisely what the prime minister and the acting president asked,” Lantos said. That included the traditional Israeli caveat about Syrian backing for terrorism.

“It’s obvious the White House is desperate to find some phony criticism of the speaker’s trip, even though it was a bipartisan trip,” said Lantos, a Holocaust survivor who is considered the Democrat closest to the pro-Israel lobby. “I have nothing but contempt and disdain for the attempt to undermine this trip.”[...]

“Prime Minister OLMERT immediately made it clear that she was not authorized to make any such offer to Bashar Assad,” he said. “Fortunately, I think the various parties involved recognize she doesn’t speak for the United States in those circumstances, she doesn’t represent the administration. The president is the one who conducts foreign policy, not the speaker of the House.”

In fact, White House frustration might have to do with a foreign policy spinning out of its control.

After the White House berated Pelosi for even daring to visit Assad, it was REVEALED that congressional REPUBLICAN DELEGATIONS WERE IN DAMASCUS at about the same time, just as eager to relay the same message as the Pelosi team: Talking is better than not talking.

“Dialogue is not a sign of weakness,” Rep. JEW PITTS (R-Pa.) told his hometown newspaper, the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, after he returned home. “It’s a sign of strength.”
http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/pelosis_delegation_to_syria_who_said_what_to_whom_20070413/

Obama got major support from the ME during his campaign. Did he promise the Muslim Brotherhood a seat at the table? Did all the dialogue and his talks as president in the ME lead to the current unrest one might wonder.


33 posted on 02/04/2011 6:52:01 AM PST by bronxville
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Hoyer in Cairo with the US outlawed Muslim Brotherhood April 7, 2007. And "Nancy Pelosi's Syria Visit Sparks Criticism For Bungled Shuttle Diplomacy" April 12, 2007 Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264334,00.html#ixzz1D0DrHXIa
34 posted on 02/04/2011 7:07:31 AM PST by bronxville
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The CIA/MI6 have been colluding with the Muslim Brotherhood for a long time.

1954-1970:

CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood Ally to Oppose Egyptian President Nasser

In 1954, Egyptian President GAMAL ABDUL NASSER’S nationalist policies in Egypt come to be viewed as completely unacceptable by Britain and the US. MI6 and the CIA jointly hatch plans for his assassination. According to MILES COPELAND, a CIA operative based in Egypt, the opposition to Nasser is driven by the commercial community—the oil companies and the banks.

At the same time, the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’s RESENTMENT of NASSER’s SECULAR GOVERNMENT also comes to a head. In one incident, Islamist militants attack pro-Nasser students at Cairo University. Following an attempt on his own life by the Brotherhood, NASSER responds immediately by outlawing the group, which he DENOUNCES as a TOOL of BRITAIN.

The following years see a long and complex struggle pitting Nasser against the Muslim Brotherhood, the US, and Britain.

The CIA FUNNELS SUPPORT to the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD because of “the Brotherhood’s commendable capability to overthrow Nasser.”
[Baer, 2003, pp. 99; Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 101-108] The Islamist regime in Saudi Arabia becomes an ally of the United States in the conflict with Nasser. They offer financial backing and sanctuary to Muslim Brotherhood militants during Nasser’s crackdown. Nasser dies of natural causes in 1970.
[Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 90-91, 126-131, 150]


35 posted on 02/06/2011 11:45:41 AM PST by bronxville
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July 1954:

Israel Commits Bombing Attacks in Egypt, Tries to Blame Muslim Brotherhood

Bombs explode in British and American cultural centers and libraries, and in post offices in Alexandria and Cairo. The campaign ends when a BOMB explodes prematurely in the pocket of an ISRAEL AGENT who is about to plant it in a British-owned cinema.

The plan is to damage the relations between Egypt, US and Britain by placing the blame for the bombings on the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egyptian Islamic militant group. An initial inquiry places blame on the Minister of Defense, PINHAS LAVON, but a subsequent inquiry authorized by Sharett finds that LAVON was set up using forged documents, and that the true author of the false-flag attack was none other than DAVID BEN GURION, the “father of the Israeli State.
(see March 2005)” [New York Times, 12/11/1954; New York Times, 3/30/1975; Hirst, 2003, pp. 290-296]

These events, which later become known as the LAVON AFFAIR, will be DOCUMENTED in the DIARIES of Israeli Prime Minister MOSHE SHARETT, who DIDN’T LEARN of the PLOT until AFTER it was completed. [Rokach, 1986]


36 posted on 02/06/2011 11:51:19 AM PST by bronxville
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October 1970-1981:

AFTER NASSER’S DEATH, Egyptian President SADAT Brings Back the Muslim Brotherhood and the CIA

After Egyptian President Gamal Abddul Nasser dies in October 1970, he is succeded as president of Egypt by his former Vice President, Anwar Sadat. SADAT is also a FORMER MEMBER of the Muslim Brotherhood, and he promptly REINSTATES the GROUP as a LEGAL ORGANIZATION and welcomes them back into Egypt.

SADAT also has a very CLOSE RELATIONSHIP with the head of SAUDI INTELLIGENCE, KAMAL ADHAM. Through Adham, Sadat also develops close working relationships not only with the Saudis, but with the CIA and HENRY KISSENGER.

Sadat uses the power of the religious right, and the Muslim Brothers in particular to contain the Nasserites and their resistance to the radical changes he introduces. DURING SADAT’S TENURE in the 1970’s Egypt becomes a HOTBED of ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM, and figures like SHEIKH OMAR ABDUL-RAHMAN and AYMAN al-ZAWAHIRI GAIN GREAT POWER in Egypt during this period.

Ironically SADAT himself is ASSASSINATED in 1981 by ISLAMIC JIHAD, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, in 1981, because of his accomodation with Israel.
[Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 147-162, 165]

There is no sovereignty with the Caliphate obsessive Muslim Brotherhood - same with the Plutocratic NWO monsters. Power and a Caliphate vs Power and Greed. It’s been tried before many times and we’ve seen the results.


37 posted on 02/06/2011 12:03:09 PM PST by bronxville
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1973-1982:

Israel and Jordan Support Muslim Brotherhood Terrorism Against Syria -

In 1973 HAFEZ ASSAD approves a new, SECULAR constitution for Syria, and declares that the country is a “DEMOCRATIC. POPULAR, SOCIALIST STATE,” CREATING a BACKLASH of VIOLENT ISLAMIST DEMONSTRATIONS.

Beginning in 1976, the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD carries out hundreds of attacks in Syria in an attempt to bring down the secular government. Israel and Jordan provide generous support for these operations, for example establishing training camps for the Muslim Brotherhood in Lebanon and Jordan near the Syrian border. In one incident in 1979, a gang of Brotherhood militants murders 83 military cadets by locking them inside a buliding and attacking it with automatic weapons and firebombs.

Newsweek reports in 1981 that “over the past five years the BROTHERHOOD has ASSASSINATED hundreds of ALAWITE MEMBERS of ASSAD’S ruling Baath Party along with their relatives, Assad’s personal doctor, and a number of Soviet advisers.”

In 1982, the SYRIAN ARMY BRUTALLY SUPPRESSES the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD and their supporters, MASSACRING THOUSANDS in the city of HAMA, a strong center of support for the Brotherhood.

This puts an end to the wave of violence. [Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 199-205]

One can see it takes tremendous brutality to suppress the Muslim Brotherhood. They have a huge advantage in this country, they’ve been accepted by the left which has enabled them to recruit, and even imbed in our government.


38 posted on 02/06/2011 12:13:29 PM PST by bronxville
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1976:

Faisal Islamic Bank of Egypt Founded and Funds Political Growth of Islamist Movement -

Founded in 1976, FAISAL ISLAMIC BANK of EGYPT (FIBE) was part of the banking empire built by SAUDI PRINCE MOHAMMED al-FAISAL. Several of the FOUNDING MEMBERS are leading members of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, INCLUDING the “BLIND SHEIKH,” Sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman.

The growth of Islamic banking directly funds the political growth of the Islamist movement, and allows the Saudis to pressure poorer Islamic nations, like Egypt, to shift their policies to the right.

The Islamic banking boom is closely associated with the NEOLIBERAL FREE-TRADE PHILOSOPHY of the CHICAGO SCHOOL of ECONOMICS, and with the free-trade prescriptions of the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, and with CONSERVATIVE THINK-TANKS like the VIRGINIA-based ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE.

FIBE is also closely associated with the infamous BANK of CREDIT and COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL (BCCI), which will found to be deeply implicated in the ILLEGAL ARMS and NARCOTICS TRADES, and with the FUNDING of TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS when it collapses in 1991.

Investigators will also find that BCCI held $589 million in “unrecorded deposits,” $245 million of which were placed with FIBE. [Dreyfuss, 2005, pp. 164 - 175]


39 posted on 02/06/2011 12:21:58 PM PST by bronxville
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December 1982:

Muslim Brotherhood Project to Infiltrate and Defeat the West
Edit event -

In November 2001, Swiss investigators will search the home of YOUSSEF NADA, the LEADER of Al TAQWA BANK, a SWISS BANK that had just been SHUT DOWN by the US and the UN for alleged ties to al-Qaeda, Hamas, and other radical militant groups (see November 7, 2001).

NADA and other Al Taqwa directors are prominent members of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. Newsweek will say, “The Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928 as a religious and quasi-political counterweight to the corrupt and increasingly decadent royalist and colonial governments dominating the Islamic world, always has had TWO FACES:

one a peaceful public, proselytizing and social-welfare oriented wing; the other

a clandestine, paramilitary wing.…

Intelligence and law-enforcement officials say that while some branches and elements of the Brotherhood, such as the offshoots now operating in EGYPT and SYRIA, have PLEDGED to work for their GOAL of a WORLDWIDE ISLAMIC CALIPHATE using PEACEFUL MEANS and ELECTORAL POLITICS, the Brotherhood has also spun off many—if not most—of the more violent local and international groups devoted to the cause of Islamic holy war.” Such offshoots will include al-Qaeda and Hamas. [Newsweek, 12/24/2004]

Swiss investigators discover a 14-page document from December 1982 entitled “The Project.” NADA claims not to know who wrote the document or how he came to have it, and he says he disagrees with most of the contents. The document details a strategic plan whose ultimate goal is “the establishment of the reign of God over the entire world.”

The document begins, “This report presents a GLOBAL VISION of an INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY of ISLAMIC POLICY.” It recommends to “STUDY of the CENTERS of POWER LOCALLY and WORLDWIDE, and the POSSIBILITIES of PLACING THE UNDER THE INFLUENCE,” to CONTACT and SUPPORT NEW HOLY WAR MOVEMENTS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD,, to support holy war in PALESTINE, and “NURTURE the SENTIMENT of RANCOR with regard to the JEWS.”

Swiss investigators who analyze the document will later write that the strategy aims to achieve “a growing influence over the Muslim world. It is pointed out that the [Muslim Brotherhood] DOESN’T HAVE to ACT in the NAME of the BROTHERHOOD, but can INFILTRATE EXISTING ENTITIES. They can thus AVOID BEING LOCATED and NEUTRALIZED.”

The document also advocates creating a network of religious, educational, and charitable institutions in Europe and the US to increase influence there.
[Unknown, 12/1982; Le Temps (Geneva), 10/6/2005]

One can see the “infiltration” and influence, even as recent as 3 yrs ago, in our own government. A number of employees are Islamists as are a few of our representatives, for example, Ellison who accompanied Nancy Pelosi/Hoyt to the ME.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 12:39:41 PM PST by bronxville
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Youssef Nada. [Source: Zuma Press/ NewsCom]
41 posted on 02/06/2011 12:40:47 PM PST by bronxville
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July 29, 1983:

SAAR Network Is Founded -

The SAAR Foundation is incorporated in Herndon, VIRGINIA, just outside Washington. It will become an umbrella organization for a cluster of over 100 charities, think tanks, and businesses known as the SAAR network.

In 2002, the US government will raid the SAAR network looking for ties to the Al Taqwa Bank and the Muslim Brotherhood (see March 20, 2002). [Farah, 2004, pp. 153]


42 posted on 02/06/2011 12:42:47 PM PST by bronxville
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555 Grove Street, Herndon, Virginia. This is the location of the SAAR Foundation/Safa Group and many related businesses. [Source: Paul Sperry]
43 posted on 02/06/2011 12:43:59 PM PST by bronxville
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1985-1989:

Bin Laden’s Mentor Azzam Recruits Fighters All Over World with APPARENT CIA SUPPORT -

Bin Laden’s MENTOR SHEIKH ABDULLAH AZZAM frequently travels all over the world with the APPARENT SUPPORT of the CIA. Slate will later write,

“Azzam trotted the globe during the 1980s to promote the AFGHAN JIHAD AGAINST the SOVIETS. By the time of his death in 1989, he had recruited between 16,000 and 20,000 mujaheddin from 20 countries to Afghanistan, visited 50 American cities to advance his cause, and dispatched acolytes to spread the gospel in 26 US states, not to mention across the Middle East and Europe.”

Slate calls him “the LENIN of INTERNATIONAL JIHAD,” noting that he “didn’t invent his movement’s ideas, but he furthered them and put them into practice around the world.” [Slate, 4/16/2002]

At the time, the US is supporting the Afghans fighting the Soviets and it will later be alleged that the CIA sUPPORTED AZZAM as part of this effort. BARNETT RUBIN, a COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR and SENIOR FELLOW at the COUNCIL on FOREIGN RELATIONS (CFR), will claim in 1995 that sources told him AZZAM was “ENLISTED” by the CIA to help unite the fractious Afghan rebel groups.

Rubin claims AZZAM was considered a PRIME ASSET because of his “close connections to the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, SAUDI INTELLIGENCE, and the MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE.” But Azzam made no secret of his desire for a NO COMPROMISE to CONQUER the ENTIRE WORLD.

In 1988 in New Jersey, he [AZZAM],

“Blood and martyrdom are the only way to create a Muslim society” and he wants “to ignite the spark that may one day burn Western interests all over the world.”

He is frequently accompanied on his US lecture tours by El-SAYYUD NOSAIR and CLEMENT RODNEY-El, both of whom will later be CONVICTED of al-Qaeda-linked ATTACKS in the US. [New Yorker, 3/17/1995]

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) Executive Director NIHAD AWAD is a LEADER in the IAP (Islamic Association for Palestine) at this time. ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) affiliates, such as IAP and the MAYA (Muslim Arab Youth Association), host Azzam and arrange his visits to Islamic centers throughout the US. [New Republic, 2/27/2007]


44 posted on 02/06/2011 12:58:47 PM PST by bronxville
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Sheikh Abdullah Azzam giving a speech in the US in February 1988. [Source: CNN]
45 posted on 02/06/2011 1:00:15 PM PST by bronxville
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1989 and After:

CIA Supposedly Supports Muslim Charity Tied to Bin Laden

The 1999 book “Dollars for Terror” will allege that in 1989, Mercy International, a “subsidiary of the Muslim Brotherhood, was able to establish its HEADQUARTERS in the United States, in the state of MICHIGAN, with the assistance of the CIA.

The CIA Agency provided significant logistical and financial support to this ‘humanitarian’ organization, enabling it to act clandestinely in the various BALKAN conflicts as well as within the Muslim communities of several RUSSIAN REPUBLICS.” [Labeviere, 1999, pp. 364]

Mercy International will later be tied to al-Qaeda in a number of ways. For instance, in the mid-1990s its PAKISTAN branch will be headed by ZAHID SHAIKH MOHAMMED, BROTHER of 9/11 MASTERMIND KHALID SHAIKH MOHAMMED.
(see 1988-Spring 1995). [Los Angeles Times, 9/1/2002]

Its KENYA BRANCH will be tied to the 1998 US EMBASSY BOMBING there. Its PHILIPPINE BRANCH is tied to MOHAMMED JAMAL KHALIFA, BIN LADEN’S BROTHER-IN-LAW. [Burr and Collins, 2006, pp. 128, 188-189]

Branches of this charity in different countries have SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT NAMES such as MERCY INTERNATIONAL-USA and MERCY INTERNATIONAL RELIEF AGENCY, and it has been CLAIMED that the US BRANCH HAS NO CONNECTION with the TERRORISM-RELATED BRANCHES. HOWEVER, a 2003 article will draw links between the US branch and other branches. [National Review, 9/4/2003]

Head-quarters in Michigan. CIA support. The Islamic - Egypt, Saudi etc., banking is “closely associated with the neoliberal free-trade philosophy of the CHICAGO SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, and with the free-trade prescriptions of the IMC - International Monetary Fund”. They had branches in KENYA. One can’t help but wonder if this was the reason Obama arrived in Chicago - an area where he had NO connections.


46 posted on 02/06/2011 1:19:09 PM PST by bronxville
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Mercy International USA’s logo. [Source: Mercy International USA]
47 posted on 02/06/2011 1:20:47 PM PST by bronxville
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Thanks for posting all of this info. I wonder if there are also ties the backers of the Ground Zero Mosque/Islamic Center aka the less offensive Park 51. Remember back in August Zero sent the imam on a State Department sponsored peace-and-understanding tour to Muslim countries?

I've posted this several times before, but I just want to remind people of who The Won was as an Illinois state senator and how it is applicable to his actions since he was elected. He obviously felt the same way about his Islamic brothers 13 years ago, enough to sponsor a bill:

90th General Assembly Summary of SR0110
Legislation: Senate Sponsors: OBAMA.

Short description: 11/1/97-ISLAMIC COMMUNITY DAY

Synopsis of Bill as introduced: Declares November 1, 1997 to be South Shore Islamic Community Center Day.

Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Location: Senate

Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0 END OF INQUIRY 


48 posted on 02/06/2011 1:43:05 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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1986-October 1999:

New Jersey Firm Investors List Is - ‘Who’s Who of Designated Terrorists’

BMI Inc., a real estate investment firm based in SECAUCUS, New Jersey, is formed in 1986. Former counterterrorism “TSAR” RICHARD CLARKE will state in 2003, “While BMI [has] held itself out publicly as a financial services provider for Muslims in the United States, its investor list suggests the possibility this FACADE was just a COVER to CONCEAL terrorist support. BMI’s investor list reads like a who’s who of designated terrorists and Islamic extremists.”

Investors in BMI include: [US Congress, 10/22/2003]

SOLIMAN BIHEIRI. He is the head of BMI for the duration of the company’s existence. US prosecutors will later call him the US BANKER for the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, a BANNED EGYPTIAN MILLITANT GROUP. Biheiri’s computer will eventually be searched and found to have contact information for GHALEB HIMMAT and YOUSSEF NADA, LEADERS of the Al TAQWA BANK, which is FOUNDED TWO YEARS AFTER BMI (see 1988).

After 9/11, the US and UN will designate both HIMMAT and NADA and the Al Taqwa Bank as TERRORIST FINANCIERS, and the bank will be shut down (see November 7, 2001). US prosecutors say there are other ties between BMI and Al Taqwa, including financial transactions. BIHEIRI also has CLOSE TIES WITH YOUSUF ABDULLAH AL-QARADAWI. Qaradawi is said to be a HIGH-RANKING MEMBER MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, a SHAREHOLDER in AL TAQWA BANK, and has made statements supporting suicide bombings against Israel.

In 2003, US investigators will accuse BIHEIRI of ties to terrorist financing. He will be CONVICTED of immigration violations and lying to a federal agent (see June 15, 2003). [Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2003; Forward, 10/17/2003] Biheiri will be CONVICTED of immigration FRAUD in 2003 and then convicted of LYING to federal investigators in 2004 (see June 15, 2003).

ABDULLAH AWAD bin LADEN, a NEPHEW of Osama bin Laden. He INVESTS about a half-million dollars in BMI REAL ESTATE VENTURES, earning a profit of $70,000. For most of the 1990s he RUNS the US BRANCH of a Saudi charity called WORLD ASSEMBLY of MUSLIM YOUTH (WAMY). He is investigated by the FBI in 1996 (see February-September 11, 1996), and WAMY will be raided by US agents in 2004 (see June 1, 2004). The raid is apparently PART of a LARGER INVESTIGATION into terrorism financing. In 2001, at least two of the 9/11 hijackers will live three blocks away from the WAMY office (see March 2001 and After). [Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2003; Washington Post, 4/19/2004]

NUR AND IMAN BIN LADEN, two FEMALE RELATIVES of OSAMA bin Laden. Abdullah Awad bin Laden will INVEST some of their money in a BMI REAL ESTATE PROJECT. While their bin Laden family ties are intriguing, NEITHER have been ACCUSED of any knowing CONNECTIONS to terrorist financing. [Washington Post, 4/19/2004]

Mousa ABU MARZOUK. He has identified himself as a TOP LEADER of HAMAS. The US declares him a terrorist in 1995 (see July 5, 1995-May 1997). BMI makes at least two TRANSACTIONS with MARZOUK after he is declared a terrorist. [Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2003]

YASSIN al-QADI, a Saudi multimillionaire. His lawyers will later claim he has no terrorism ties and had only a passing involvement with BMI and liquidated his investment in it in 1996. HOWEVER, another company operating from the same office as BMI is called KADI INTERNATIONAL INC. and LISTS its PRESIDENT AS al-Qadi. Al-Qadi is also a MAJOR INVESTOR in the suspect COMPUTER COMPANY PTECH (see 1994; 1999-After October 12, 2001). Al-Qadi and BMI head Biheiri have financial dealings with YAQUB MIRZA, a PAKISTANI who MANAGES a group of Islamic CHARITIES in Virginia known as the SAAR NETWORK (see July 29, 1983). These CHARITIES RAIDED in March 2002 on suspicions of terrorism ties (see March 20, 2002). Shortly after 9/11, the US will officially declare al-Qadi a terrorist financier (see October 12, 2001). [Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2003]

SALEH KAMEL. BMI allegedly receives a $500,000 investment from the DALLAH Al-BARAKA BANKING CONGLOMERATE, which is HEADED BY KAMEL. FOR MANY YEARS BEFORE 9/11, OMAR al-BAYOUMI, AN ASSOCIATE of 9/11 HIJACKERS KHALID ALMIHDHAR and NAWAF ALHAZMI, will RECEIVE A SALARY FROM DALLAH, DESPITE DOING NO WORK. SOME WILL ACCUSE AL-BAYOUMI of INVOLVEMENT IN FUNDING THE 9/11 PLOT, but that REMAINS TO BE PROVEN (see August 1994-July 2001). KAMEL reportedly founded a SUDANESE ISLAMIC BANK which housed accounts for senior al-Qaeda operatives. He is a multi-billionaire heavily involved in promoting Islam, and his NAME APPEARS on the GOLDEN CHAIN, a list of early al-Qaeda supporters (see 1988-1989). HE DENIES SUPPORTING TERRORISM. [US Congress, 10/22/2003; Wall Street Journal, 6/21/2004]

The KUWAIT FINANCE HOUSE. According to CLARKE, this organization is alleged to be a BMI investor and the “financial arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait.

Several al-Qaeda operatives have allegedly been associated with the KUWAITI MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, INCLUDING Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Suliman abu Ghaith, Wadih El-Hage, and Ramzi Yousef.” In 2003, an apparent successor entity to the Kuwait Finance House will be designated as a terrorist entity by the US. A lawyer for the Kuwait Finance House will later say the bank has never let its accounts be used for terrorism. [Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2003; US Congress, 10/22/2003; Wall Street Journal, 4/20/2005]

TAREK SWAIDAN. He is a Kuwaiti, an associate of al-Qadi, and a leading member of the Kuwaiti branch of the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. It is unknown if he has made any denials about his alleged associations. [Wall Street Journal, 9/15/2003]

ABDURAHMAN ALAMOUDI. For many years he RUNS THE American Muslim Council, a LOBBY GROUP founded by a top Muslim Brotherhood figure. US prosecutors say he also is in the Brotherhood, and has alleged ties to HAMAS. In 2004, the US will sentence him to 23 years in prison for illegal dealings with Libya (see October 15, 2004). [Wall Street Journal, 6/21/2004; Washington Post, 10/16/2004]

The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) and the Muslim World League, closely connected SAUDI CHARITIES suspected of financing terrorism. They give BMI $3.7 million out of a $10 million endowment from unknown Saudi donors. The Financial Times will later note, “While it is not clear whether that money came from the Saudi government, [a 2003] affidavit quotes a CIA report that says the Muslim World League ‘is largely financed by the government of Saudi Arabia.’” BOTH organizations consistently DENY any support of terrorism financing, BUT in early 2006 it will be reported that US officials CONTINUE TO SUSPECT THEM of SUCH SUPPORT (see January 15, 2006). [Financial Times, 8/21/2003]

In 1992, a branch of the IIRO gives $2.1 million to BMI Inc. to invest in real estate. The money disappears from BMI’s books. In October 1999, BMI goes defunct after it is unable to repay this money to the IIRO branch. The IIRO branch gives BMI the rest of the $3.7 million between 1992 and 1998. BMI will use the money to buy real estate (see 1992). Eventually, SOME OF THIS MONEY WILL BE GIVEN TO HAMAS OPERATIVES in the West Bank and spent on violent actions against Israel. This will eventually lead to legal action in the US and a seizure of some of the money. [Wall Street Journal, 11/26/2002; Washington Post, 8/20/2003; Washington Times, 3/26/2004; Washington Post, 4/19/2004]

By 1992, BMI has projected revenues in excess of $25 million, BASED LARGELY ON THEIR REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS IN THE US. [US Congress, 10/22/2003] IN EARLY 1999, MONTHS BEFORE BMI GOES DEFUNCT, the FBI HEARS EVIDENCE POTENTIALLY TYING BMI TO THE 1998 US EMBASSY BOMBINGS (see 10:35-10:39 a.m., August 7, 1998), BUT, AN INVESTIGATION INTO THIS WILL NOT BE PURSUED (see Early 1999). It should be noted that BMI had many investors, and presumably most BMI investors would have had no suspicions that their money might be used to fund terrorism or other types of violence.


49 posted on 02/06/2011 2:04:15 PM PST by bronxville
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Soliman Biheiri - President of BMI Bank 1986-1999 (US Banker for the Muslim Brotherhood)
50 posted on 02/06/2011 2:09:34 PM PST by bronxville
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