Monday, August 01, 2016

A Few Things About Hypocrisy, Politics And A Certain Mr.Khan..


The latest Trump molehill pumped up by the media to obscure the Clinton mountains involves one of the speakers the Democrats had at their convention, Khizr Khan and his wife, to attack Donald Trump, a Pakistani Muslim couple who lost their unfortunately lost their son, a decorated vet, in Iraq in 2004.

The talking point of Mr. Khan's speech was,of course Donald Trump's 'racism' in wanting to 'ban all Muslims from America.' Of course, all Trump has proposed is extreme vetting on immigrants from certain countries ad a temporary ban until we figure out policy, but hey, why go with the truth when a lie works so well and the media will cover for you? Just ask Hillary Clinton!

Mr. Kahn claimed that 'if Donald Trump were president my son would never have come to America' which given some facts we'll look at later, might or might not have been true. And he invited Donald Trump to 'read the Constitution. If he doesn't have one, I will lend him my copy.'

Actually there's nothing in the Constitution that prohibits America from refusing anyone entry  under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which allows the president to bar migration of any alien or class of aliens the president sees as a threat to the United States for whatever reason. And the sensible precautions Donald Trump is proposing make far more sense to me then our current policies of amnesty for unvetted Muslims from ISIS infested areas and lying about it to the American people.

Now, I have nothing personal against the Khans and I feel for their loss, but you know, it would have been far more moving if the Clinton campaign had one of the four Benghazi mothers speak at their convention. Oh, wait...when Benghazi mom Pat Smith appeared at the Republican convention, the Democrats laughed at her and smeared her. The PBS talking heads covering the convention even turned down the volume on her and talked over her speech as she described how Hillary Clinton lied to her about the cause of her son's death.

Hey, respect for a dead hero's mom, right? Not unless it fits in with the Left's agenda, thank you.

Now, I think Trump should have ignored Khan's attack on him. After all it's Dem politics as usual. But he unfortunately stuck his foot in it. Someone really needs to explain to him that anything he says or does is going to be deliberately misconstrued and twisted by the media. And that he also needs to stay out of silly twitter wars back and forth, and avoid interviews with hardliners owned by the Clintons masquerading as 'journalists' and 'newsmen' like George Stephanopoulos.

But given that (we'll pretend he's Mrs. Clinton for an instant and ignore the silly 'sacrifices' brouhahah), much of what he said was true.

For instance, it's perfectly true that Hillary's votes and later conduct that helped send the Khan's son to his death in 2004 along with a lot of others, particularly the games she, Joe Biden, a certain Senator Obama and Harry Reid played with funding that cost the lives of our troops.(See former Sec Def Bob Gates' book for details. He's pretty open about how livid he was hearing how they laughed about doing it& deliberately just for the politics when he served in the Obama Administration). And it was the Obama Administration's policies that made their sacrifices in vain.

It's also true that as Trump tweeted, "This story is not about Mr. Khan, who is all over the place doing interviews, but rather RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM and the U.S. Get smart!"

In that context, Mr. Kahn's remarks on how terrorism has nothing to do with Islam also raise some questions in my mind. The Qu'ran, the Hadiths, the Sunna and certain recent events say something very different.

And here's another interesting fact. Khizr Kahn has some very interesting connections with the Clinton crime Foundation and the Saudi government.

As Michael Walsh points out:

Khizr Khan, the Muslim Gold Star father that the mainstream media and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been using to criticize Donald J. Trump, has deep ties to the government of Saudi Arabia—and to international Islamist investors through his own law firm. In addition to those ties to the wealthy Islamist nation, Khan also has ties to controversial immigration programs that wealthy foreigners can use to essentially buy their way into the United States—and has deep ties to the “Clinton Cash” narrative through the Clinton Foundation.

Khan and his wife Ghazala Khan both appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention to attack, on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s behalf, Donald Trump—the Republican nominee for president. Their son, U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan, in his speech to the DNC, lambasted Donald Trump for wanting to temporarily halt Islamic migration to America from countries with a proven history of exporting terrorists.

Since then, Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos—who served as a senior adviser to the president in Bill Clinton’s White House and is a Clinton Foundation donor as well as a host on the ABC network—pushed Trump on the matter in an interview. Trump’s comments in that interview have sparked the same mini-rebellion inside his party, in the media and across the aisle that has happened many times before. The usual suspects inside the GOP, from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to House Speaker Paul Ryan to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have condemned Trump in one way or another. The media condemnation has been swift and Democrats, as well their friends throughout media, are driving the train as fast as they can.

But until now, it looked like the Khans were just Gold Star parents who the big bad Donald Trump attacked. It turns out, however, in addition to being Gold Star parents, the Khans are financially and legally tied deeply to the industry of Muslim migration–and to the government of Saudi Arabia and to the Clintons themselves.

Khan, according to Intelius as also reported by Walid Shoebat, used to work at the law firm Hogan Lovells, LLP, a major D.C. law firm that has been on retainer as the law firm representing the government of Saudi Arabia in the United States for years. Citing federal government disclosure forms, the Washington Free Beacon reported the connection between Saudi Arabia and Hogan Lovells a couple weeks ago.

“Hogan Lovells LLP, another U.S. firm hired by the Saudis, is registered to work for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia through 2016, disclosures show,” Joe Schoffstall of the Free Beacon reported.

The federal form filed with the Department of Justice is a requirement under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, which makes lobbyists and lawyers working on behalf of foreign governments and other agents from abroad with interests in the United States register with the federal government.

The government of Saudi Arabia, of course, has donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has given between $10 and $25 million to the foundation while Friends of Saudi Arabia has contributed between $1 and $5 million,” Schoffstall wrote.

Trump, of course, has called on Hillary Clinton to have the Clinton Foundation return the money.

“Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays,” Trump wrote in a Facebook post back in June, according to Politico. “Hillary must return all money from such countries!”

“Crooked Hillary says we must call on Saudi Arabia and other countries to stop funding hate,” Trump posted in a separate Facebook posting at the time. “I am calling on her to immediately return the $25 million plus she got from them for the Clinton Foundation!”

Of course, to this day, Hillary Clinton and her Clinton Foundation has kept the money from the Saudi Arabian government. {...}

Khan’s connections with the Hogan Lovells firm run deep, according to a report from written by Katelyn Polantz.

 “Khan spent seven years, from 2000 to 2007, in the Washington, D.C., office of then-Hogan & Hartson,” Polantz wrote. “He served as the firm’s manager of litigation technology. Although he did not practice law while at Hogan, Khan was well versed in understanding the American courts system.

But representing the Clinton Foundation backing Saudi Arabian government and having one of its lobbyists bundle $50,000-plus for Clinton’s campaign are hardly the only places where the Khan-connected Hogan Lovells D.C. mega-firm brush elbows with Clinton Cash. 

The firm also handles Hillary Clinton’s taxes and is deeply connected with the email scandal whereby when she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton set up a home-brew email server system that jeopardized classified information handling and was “extremely careless” according to FBI director James Comey.

“A lawyer at Hogan & Hartson [Howard Topaz] has been Bill and Hillary Clinton’s go-to guy for tax advice since 2004, according to documents released Friday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign,” The American Lawyer’s Nate Raymond wrote in 2008, as Hillary Clinton ran for president that year. “The Clintons’ tax returns for 2000-07 show combined earnings of $109 million, on which they paid $33 million in taxes. New York-based tax partner Howard Topaz has a broad tax practice, and also regularly advises corporations on M&A and executive compensation.”

Breitbart News’ Patrick Howley, in a deep investigative piece on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, late last year uncovered how Topaz’s firm—which employed Khan while Topaz did Hillary Clinton’s taxes—is also connected to the email scandal.

 Topaz was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, which later merged to become known as Hogan Lovells, where Topaz continues to practice. The firm’s lawyers were major donors to Hillary Clinton’s first presidential campaign,” Howley wrote.
For her private email system, Clinton used a spam filtering program MX Logic.

“Hogan & Hartson handled the patent for MX Logic’s email-filtering program, which McAfee bought the small company for $140 million in 2009 in order to acquire,” Howley wrote. “The MX Logic company’s application for a trademark for its SPAMTRAQ program was filed in 2004 on Hogan & Hartson stationery and signed by a Hogan & Hartson attorney. Hogan & Hartson has been responsible for MX Logic annual reports. The email company’s Clinton links present more evidence that Clinton’s political and legal establishment was monitoring her private email use.”

If that all isn’t enough, that same Hogan Hartson law firm—now Hogan Lovells—employed Loretta Lynch, the current Attorney General of the United States. Lynch infamously just a few weeks ago met with Bill Clinton, Hillary’s husband and the former president, on her private jet in Phoenix just before clearing Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing when it came to her illicit private email server system.

Khan’s own website for his own personal law firm KM Khan Law Office shows he represents clients in the business of buying visas to enter the United States. One of his specific areas of practice, according to the website, is “E2 Treaty Investors, EB5 Investments & Related Immigration Services.” Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee, has detailed how the EB5 immigration program is “riddled with flaws and corruption.”

“Maybe it is only here on Capitol Hill—on this island surrounded by reality—that we can choose to plug our ears and refuse to listen to commonly accepted facts,” Grassley said in a statement earlier this year. “The Government Accountability Office, the media, industry experts, members of congress, and federal agency officials, have concurred that the program is a serious problem with serious vulnerabilities. Allow me to mention a few of the flaws.”

Those flaws are enormous (much more here) but this certainly does shed a little light on the matter, no? It certainly seems likes the real reason Khizr Khan was so outspoken against Donald Trump has to do with the fact that Khan largely makes his living via shoving  unvetted Muslim migration through a leaky visa for sale loophole.

And just as an aside, Mr. Khan, when he's not brandishing the Constitution for the cameras apparently has a real fetish for the very unconstitutional sharia law ! That, along with the above facts does seem to cast some real doubt on the sincerity of what he had to say.

Finally, I have to ask, how much, really, did this have to do with his son? As painful as the loss was and as heroic as is son likely was, why cheapen that for the sake of partisan politics? And why put his wife through that? If she really was as ill as they say, with high blood pressure, this could have easily brought on a stroke. Was it worth the risk just to help get Hillary elected?

In the end, what we have here, once again, is the Democrat media pouncing on Trump's admittedly clumsy phrasing while ignoring the back story, as well as the serial lies, corruption and malfeasance of their chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton.

UPDATE: Well, what do you know! Now that it's been exposed that Khizr Khan has a law firm that
financially benefits from moving unvetted  Muslim migration into America through a major loophole in our immigration laws, Breitbart reports that he's deleted his website from the internet! Here's a screenshot of what it looked like before he tried camouflaging his real interest in all this. Obviously it was never about his son at all. It was a political ploy that just happened to coflate Khan's livelihood with what he needs to keep the cash coming in - Hillary's election and a continued flow of unvetted Muslims.

The website is now gone from the Internet, and instead sends anyone who clicks on the link to his website to a page where he parked the URL until the heat dies down, run by GoDaddy.

It's notable that the entire Democrat media jumped on this without once checking out anything about Khan's affiliations, previous writings on sharia or how he personally profits from unvetted Muslim migration.

And just for giggles, here's Mike Pence doing a superb job of handling an obvious Hillary plant:

In Mrs. Clinton, we have someone who damaged national security to try and hide her own greed and corruption, someone who helped set the entire Middle East on fire, someone who willingly lied to the American people and to the grieving families of the four Benghazi dead that she left to perish when they could have been rescued. And she lied to their families literally in front of their loved one's coffins.

Today, President Obama made a speech overseas in which he said that Donald Trump was unfit to be president.

"There has to come a point at which you say somebody who makes those kinds of statements doesn't have the judgment, the temperament, the understanding to occupy the most powerful position in the world."

This from President  Barack Hussein Obama, who while running his mouth about 'the troops' from time to time  has serially treated our military and our veterans with cavalier disrespect throughout his entire presidency. And who is he endorsing as someone he thinks  is fit for the office of president?

Hillary  Clinton.

1 comment:

Jim in Alaska said...

I quite enjoyed your posting.

I do take issue however with your contention (a contention shared by many) that Trump should have ignored Khan's attack, think first, and tone down the rhetoric. You are of course, quite right that anything Trump says will be distorted by the media, including 'hello', goodbye', 'how are you?'.

From where I sit it seems that every time Donald puts his foot in someone's mouth they end up toothless, often with the able help of folks such as you, Khan being a good example.

As you noted, whatever he says they're gonna jump on it and explain it's a code word, or a dog whistle for whatever the horror of the day is, so..

We have a saying here in Alaska, If you're gonna be a bear, be a grizzly bear!

Right now that's Trump and he's our grizzly and I really think we all need to back him.