Sunday, August 18, 2013

Is this REAL reason for Brotherhood crackdown?

Islamist group 'creating own military and terrorist apparatus'

TEL AVIV – The Egyptian army launched their crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after evidence indicated the Islamist group was creating its own military and terrorist apparatus, a high-ranking Egyptian intelligence official told WND.

The official further stated al-Qaida-linked jihadists have been making their way to the Sinai Peninsula as part of a Muslim Brotherhood effort to accumulate its own independent force.

That force was being coordinated with the Brotherhood’s main political and militant ally, the Jihadi Salafist group, the official said. Yesterday, Egyptian police arrested Mohammed al-Zawahiri, leader of the Salafist group and brother to al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri.

The Egyptian intelligence official further stated Turkey has been aiding the Muslim Brotherhood military and terrorist efforts, including with financial support funneled through international firms.
Turkey has also been working with Hamas to aid the so-called rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials previously speaking to WND.

The Gazan group was specifically asked to help the rebels construct underground tunnels and to advise the jihadist-saturated rebels on adopting some of the tools Hamas previously put to use to confront Israel.

The Egyptian intelligence official confirmed to WND the Hamas-Turkish cooperation and claimed it extended to the Muslim Brotherhood, which asked Hamas to aid in their efforts to build a military wing.

The information may give a larger context for the Egyptian military’s actions and to the ramifications of President Obama’s response to the spiraling violence.

“We appreciate the complexity of the situation,” Obama said in his comments on the situation last week. “The United States strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by Egypt’s interim government and security forces. We deplore violence against civilians. We support universal rights essential to human dignity, including the right to peaceful protest.”

Obama further canceled a U.S.-Egypt biannual joint military exercise, which was scheduled for next month, and warned the U.S. government could reassess financial aid to the Egyptian military.

Meanwhile, Egyptian authorities announced they are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group as the army continues to break up Brotherhood protest actions across the country.

Those actions have reportedly included attacking churches, Christian homes and businesses.

Egypt: Ministry of social solidarity to start disbanding Muslim Brotherhood

From Jihad Watch / Posted by Robert Spencer

No need for Brotherhood partisans in Washington and elsewhere to be concerned: the Brotherhood's American arm is going strong. "Ministry of social solidarity to start disbanding Muslim Brotherhood," from Egypt Independent, August 18 (thanks to Mona):
Minister of Social Solidarity Ahmed al-Borai said that the ministry has started taking the legal steps necessary to disband the Muslim Brotherhood. 
Al-Borai added that the decision to disband the group has become a "legal duty" after the "terrorist acts" they were involved in, according to him.
He added that the ministry has the legal right to disband the organization after Shura council has been dissolved and constitution nullified.
The Muslim Brotherhood's file has been sent to the General Federation of Non-governmental Organizations to be studied. An official decision would be taken in 15 days.
Al-Borai also said that the decision to dismantle the organization will oblige it to reveal its sources of funding, its true identity, and official agenda. He added that under the current circumstances, a court ruling won't be necessary given "the crimes" the organization has committed.

So much for a nuke-free Middle East

U.S. helping longtime ally develop power plants, 1 step from weapons

french_nuke_testF. Michael Maloof / WND

WASHINGTON – The United States is helping Saudi Arabia develop nuclear energy, which would put the Islamic kingdom only a step away from the capability of making nuclear weapons, according to report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

While the transaction may be a bonanza for the U.S. nuclear industry, there are concerns in Congress and elsewhere over the prospect of giving the Saudis nuclear know-how.

For economic reasons, the Saudis are looking to nuclear energy as an alternative to reliance on oil for domestic consumption, due to increasing demand.

Instead, they want to use the oil to acquire hard currency while they can, especially in view of the cutback in oil purchases which prominent Saudis have warned about as they argue for developing alternative industries.

At the same time, the Saudis see Iran working on its own nuclear development program, which the U.S. and other Western countries believe is a cover for developing nuclear weapons.

The Saudis have threatened to develop their own nuclear weapons if it turns out that Iran is heading in that direction.

As WND reported, the Saudis helped finance Pakistan’s nuclear weapons development program and could have Islamabad send a number of weapons for storage in the Saudi kingdom. There have been unconfirmed reports that the Pakistanis have done just that to guard against the prospect that Islamist militants could get their hands on nuclear devices.

For their part, the Iranians have denied that they are working on developing nuclear weapons and point to the fact that they are a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which allows for nuclear enrichment.

The Israelis, however, believe this enrichment effort is toward developing fuel for nuclear weapons.

As a result, Israel has threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Right now, the Iranians are assessed to be able to enrich uranium up to 20 percent, which is suitable for nuclear medicine. Far less enrichment – some 5 percent – would be useful for refueling nuclear reactors, which Iran plans to expand with Russian help in the coming years.

Unlike Iran, however, the Israelis are not a signatory to the NPT, and they are not a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

To make nuclear weapons, uranium needs to be enriched to purity levels of 90 percent or more, a level which Israel believes Iran is approaching.

IslamWillDominateWhiteHouse Million Muslim March On DC Set For 9/11/2013Million Muslim March On DC Set For 9/11/2013

First, let me start by saying that I am not trying to scare anyone and that I’m not asking anyone to think like me. But I am asking people to think. I have many friends in the military who are keeping me up to date on the UN forces that are amassing here in OUR Republic.

The “Million Muslim March” on DC, set for 9/11/2013, is when I expect “things to get out of control.” And this POTUS may try to take advantage of the situation (and by “executive order” begin Martial Law.)With the MASSIVE buildup of UN Forces added to the Islamic Jihad Terrorists already positioned in this country, I believe something may happen; and we better be prepared.

Obama knows we’re all on to him, and he’s being backed into a corner with all of these scandals surrounding him. So what better way to stir up trouble than to have his Muslim brothers amass in DC.? No doubt they’ll have some instigators stir something up. Karl Marx said that “The masses are too stupid and ignorant to understand how good communism will be for them, so they need to be forced down that path, by any and all means possible. Lie, deceive, create class and race warfare issues, and use catastrophes (and if there are none, make some up; the ends justify the means)” Lets face it: Obama wants to be king, and what better way to begin Martial Law than to have his Terrorist Brothers cause problems?

Islamic jihad terrorists are well positioned here and have been for quite a while. Of the world’s 1.9 billion claimed by Islamic leaders, there are an estimated 7-10 million Muslims in the U.S. That is up from 5 million estimated 10 years ago. I believe the 7-10 million is a low-ball figure. No one knows for sure because our Census laws do not allow us to ask about religious affiliation.

All Muslims say the same shahada – confession of faith – There is no God but Allah. Muhammad is Allah’s prophet. That sets the stage for taking over the world for Allah, the establishment of a worldwide caliphate with Shar’ia Law, forced conversion of all infidels – unbelievers in Islam, subjugation in dhimmi of those who will not convert, or elimination of those who have converted or not at the whim of some Islamist leader (starting with any who have left Islam, then in order moving on to Jews, Christians, and others.)

Obama has said there are 2000 mosques, Islamic societies, and such in the U.S. now, up from 1200 10 years ago. Obama should know due to the strong influences on him by Islamists and Marxists; his installing Islamist and Marxist operatives in his tyrannical, despotic, evil regime; and hosting hundreds of Islamist visitors at the White House for consultations with him. The Islamists include Valerie Jarrett – Obama’s closest advisor, born in Iran – and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s adviser Huma Abedin – who has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
You can search online and get maps of the location of:
1) the mosques, etc.,
2) Islamic jihad terrorist fundraising sites, and
3) Islamic jihad terrorist training sites in the U.S. The mosques, etc. and fundraising sites maps are near mirror images. The training sites are under Jamaat al-Fuqra.  The two Pakistani brothers arrested in Ft. Lauderdale last year may well have been trained by Jamaat al-Fuqra. Naturalized US citizens train domestic terrorists in the US.

A specific purpose of Jamaat al-Fuqra is to recruit and citizens, they were planning terrorist attacks in the US with WMDs, according to the FBI.

If people are even semi-conscious (and not deaf, blind, and dumb), they should remember the Ft. Hood Massacre, when US Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan ran around screaming “Alahu akubar” and gunning down US soldiers, their family members, and other citizens. There were also two young, unarmed US Army recruits shot down in front of a Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting station in that time frame. Various other plots have been thwarted. One was for an attack with bombs and real assault rifles, machine guns, etc. on Ft. Dix, NJ. An alert citizen got law enforcement onto that plot. He was and still is a camera and photoshop owner who saw pictures the plotters brought in for processing at his business.

According to a recent report, Obama has requested that at least 15,000 Russian troops trained in disaster relief and “crowd functions” [i.e. riot control] be pre-positioned to respond to FEMA Region III during an unspecified “upcoming” disaster.

Also in the report, DHS head Janet Napolitano said these Russian troops would work “directly and jointly” with FEMA, whose mission in part is to secure the continuity of the US government in the event of natural disasters or war.

Important to note, this report says, is that FEMA Region III (the area Russian troops were requested for) includes Washington D.C. and the surrounding States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Duck Dynasty kicked off its fourth season last Wednesday and they did it with a bang, raking in the highest ratings for any cable reality show in US history.

Yep, last Wednesday a whopping 11.8 million people rocked up to see what was going down in the bayou at the Robertson’s household.

You just know that kind of success has got to make miserable the dainty, little, progressive crowd who are trying legislatively and culturally to peel America away from the pro-God-and-country values that the cast of Duck Dynasty showcases with hairy-chinned hilarity.

Indeed, without a sex tape; without shoving transvestites down our throats; without lauding rank, familial dysfunctionalism; or parading feral children of the corn, or mocking God, or having sex on camera for their grandparents to see, or selling moonshine, or being naked and afraid, or having their children yell, “F--- you!” at their parents during church, America has voted with their time and with their cash that they would rather watch the Duck Commanders move through their day than watch the cultural chum slick that Hollywood dishes up, ad nauseum, et infinitum.

In contrast to the cultural-coarsening bilge that Hollywood and Manhattan churn out with predictable regularity, the Robertson’s are unabashedly pro-God, pro-guns, pro-hunting, pro-family, pro-self reliance, pro-capitalism, pro-charity, pro-America, pro-military and pro-respect for elders, and the show platforms that when you live like that, well … life tends to smile on those who honor such time cherished truths. Plus, they're laugh-out-loud funny.

That’s gotta hurt, eh, progressives? I mean, nearly every thing you and Tinseltown champions and lauds – this show is not. In addition, nearly everything Obama legislates, as the “Hope & Change” our nation, according to him, “needs” -- this show subtly screams against.

From a cultural standpoint this is very telling and muy encouraging to me. It appears as if millions and millions of Americans have a massive appetite for good, clean fun versus the self-destructive mayhem the societal deconstructionists are trying to foist upon us.

So, what does this cultural phenomenon mean? Well, it could mean that maybe, just maybe, our nation’s not, as it appears, going to hell in a hand basket.

Also, could it be that we’re finding our way back to God and traditional values via the squawk of a mallard call blown by Christian long-beards hiding in a duck blind?

God works in mysterious ways, eh?

Congrats to Duck Dynasty for their success and thank you, A&E, for having the cojones to put such a quality show on your channel amidst a lot of opposition.
Night Watch

China-North Korea/South Korea: Update. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed China's support for the agreement reached by the Democratic People Republic Korea (DPRK) and South Korea on the Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ).

According to the Xinhua report, China was glad to see the two sides strike the deal to reopen the KIZ, Wang said during talks with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se over the phone.

Wang Yi also urged all parties to create conditions for the resumption of six-party talks.

Comment: The Xinhua report mentions the phone conversation between the Chinese and South Korean foreign ministers. As for North Korea, an unidentified Chinese foreign ministry official congratulated the North Korean ambassador in Beijing on the agreement.

What the disparity in contacts means is that the Chinese have tilted openly towards South Korea. Xinhua's article presents South Korea as the key driver in peninsular stability and progress. North Korea has to prove itself. Kim Jong Un has had no official visit to China, but South Korean President Park continues to build on the good will engendered during her state visit.

Jordan: Authorities in Amman appealed to the United States on Wednesday for surveillance airplanes and intelligence help to secure a border that is favored by arms smugglers.

According to various press sources, about 550,000 Syrians are officially registered as refugees in Jordan. About 130,000 live in the Zaatari camp, which makes it the fourth-largest city in Jordan. Most of the refugees are women and children.

Politics. In a decree on 13 August, King Abdullah II called on the National Assembly, or parliament, to hold an extraordinary session on 1 September. The parliament members will be approving bills on the house's statute, illegal profiteering and the restructuring of government institutions. They also will approve the interim social security bill, investment draft law and retirement bill, a statement by the royal court said.

Comment: The refugees from Syria pose a potentially significant security problem for Jordan which lacks the resources to control its borders and is under stress to accommodate a refugee population approaching ten percent of Jordan's total population.

About 1,000 US military personnel work with Jordanian forces to build their capabilities and assists in border security and relief for the refugees. The United States Air Force also has deployed a contingent of F-16 fighter planes and the US has positioned Patriot air defense missiles, both as precautions against spillover from Syria.

Another source of stress is the King's experiment in political reform to move Jordan away from an absolute monarchy. The extraordinary parliament session should be understood as a manifestation of the King's dissatisfaction with the performance and bickering in the National Assembly.

The confluence of developments means that the Kingdom is under stress. As Islamist militants from Syria use the refugee camps as safe haven, stability is increasingly threatened.

Egypt: Update. Friday was the "Day of Anger" announced by the Muslim Brotherhood and other supporters of Mursi. Clashes occurred in at least 11 cities including Cairo. The death toll in Cairo reached 82, according to press reports. An additional 72 deaths from clashes were reported in nine other cities.

As occurred on 15 August, more churches were attacked and a museum was ransacked. The Pope of the Coptic Christian Church announced his support for the Army and the police and sought greater protection of the Christian minority.

Comment: Most of the casualties on the 15th occurred during the government's clearance of the Brotherhood camps in Cairo. Today, clashes occurred in more cities, but government forces were ready for them. As a result, the death toll was a fraction of yesterday's.

Although the Brotherhood has announced more protests, the government justifiably could interpret the security situation as improving. The Brotherhood has revealed its leaders and members to the authorities in at least eleven cities and in multiple Cairo neighborhoods. In some neighborhoods, the residents have formed militias who are shooting at and otherwise harassing the Brotherhood protestors.

If, or more likely when, Egyptian authorities outlaw the Brotherhood, they will have ample dossiers for rounding up as many Brothers as they judge prudent.

Saudi Arabia: King Abdallah said in a message read on Saudi television today, "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government, stood and stands today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism….I call on the honest men of Egypt and the Arab and Muslim nations ... to stand as one man and with one heart in the face of attempts to destabilize a country that is at the forefront of Arab and Muslim history…All those who meddle in Egypt's internal affairs are inflaming strife,."

The King also said that Egypt faces "a conspiracy of plotters" trying to strike at its unity and stability.

Comment: The Kingdom has already voted for the new government with its commitment of financial support. The new theme is that the Brotherhood has become a terrorist organization again. Egyptian officials also have so labeled the Brotherhood. The groundwork is being laid for outlawing the Brotherhood again, as under Mubarak.

Ripple effects

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations took place in the following countries:

Hamas in Jerusalem
The Afghan Taliban also denounced the military crackdown in Egypt.