Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Investigating The Obama Administration's Ties To The Muslim Brotherhood...A Sensible Idea
Members of Congress Michele Bachmann, Trent Franks, Louie Gohmert, Lynn Westmoreland, and Thomas Rooney sent a letter to Deputy Secretary General of Harold W. Geisel last month with an interesting and important topic - the influence on State Department policies by individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Copies were also sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ileana Ros Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The letter mentioned what's been obvious to many observers for sometime now, the Obama Administration's enabling of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists generally, with the letter writers providing a number of examples. And it raises the perfectly obvious question of whether certain individuals working within the Obama Administration are influencing these policies to the detriment of American security. It also asks the Deputy Secretary General to report on what, if any members of the State department have actively renounced the Muslim Brotherhood's goals, what what influence the Brotherhood may have had on policy, and what, if any corrective action he has taken to ensure that no individual who has not renounced the Brotherhood's stated goals is placed in a position of trust.
Given that the Muslim Brotherhood is committed to a world wide caliphate and what it refers to as 'civilizational jihad', these are by no means frivolous concerns.
The letter mentions Huma Abedin, Secretary Clinton's personal aide as someone who has close personal ties with family members actively involved in the Brotherhood, although it does not accuse her personally of any wrongdoing.
As you know if you you're a regular member of Joshua's Army, I've dealt with Huma Abedin and her close ties to the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood before on these pages. For the Muslim Brotherhood leadership, it would be hard to imagine a better placed intelligence mole, and that theory accounts nicely for a number of interesting discrepancies in her personal life.
And she is by no means the only one in the Obama Administration with such ties.
Needless to say, the usual suspects exploded over this, including Senator John McCain, Mrs. Clinton's very good friend of long standing.
The whole affair reminds me of the ginned up outrage over the questions that were raised over the loyalties of people like Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Laurence Duggan, Lauchlin Currie,Robert Talbott Miller III, and Maurice Halperin, among many others back in the fifties.
Of course, thanks to the Venona Papers and our access to the Soviet Archives during Boris Yeltsin's tenure, we know know that they were active Soviet agents who did this country and the cause of human freedom a great deal of harm.
Another phenomenon back in the fifties was the existence of a number of what Lenin referred to as useful idiots, true believers more than prepared to work towards the Soviet's goals out of misguided ideology.
The same thing exists in the Obama Administration today, and there's little sense in whitewashing it or throwing a tantrum over it. These are serious concerns best dealt with now, and a thorough investigation is called for.
Jihad in America is not a fairy tale. I wish it were.
UPDATE: I see where Michele Bachmann and the other four Congress members are not backing down on their calls for an investigation on Muslim Brotherhood ties to our governent. My apologies for the linked CBS article, which is one of the most biased excuses for a so-called 'straight news' piece I've seen in some time. It's such biased crap it isn't even worth the electrons to pick it apart.
Oh, and by the way, kudos to Speaker John Boehner for once again proving he's gutless and unworthy of leadership.
When even asking questions and calling for something to be honestly investigated garners this kind of response, you know the rot goes deep.
Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison is entirely correct that this is just like the fifties. A number of people back then called the same kind of questions being raised about Soviet infiltration of our State Department a witch hunt too. And it wasn't until years later, when the Venona Papers were released and we had access to the Soviet archives did we find out that the people asking the questions and calling for an investigation of Soviet penetration into our government knew exactly what they were talking about and were entirely right about the matter.
Of course by then, it cost America an incredible amount of blood and treasure.