Dubai: For the past decade, two successive US administrations have maintained close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Libya, to name just the most prominent cases.
The Obama administration conducted an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010 and 2011, beginning even before the events known as the “Arab Spring” erupted in Tunisia and in Egypt. The President personally issued Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) in 2010, ordering an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood and other “political Islamist” movements, including the ruling AKP in Turkey, ultimately concluding that the United States should shift from its longstanding policy of supporting “stability” in the Middle East and North Africa (that is, support for “stable regimes” even if they were authoritarian), to a policy of backing “moderate” Islamic political movements.
To this day, PSD-11 remains classified, in part because it reveals an embarrassingly naïve and uninformed view of trends in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
The revelations were made by Al Hewar centre in Washington, DC, which obtained the documents in question.
Through an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, thousands of pages of documentation of the US State Department’s dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood are in the process of being declassified and released to the public.
US State Department documents obtained under the FOIA confirm that the Obama administration maintained frequent contact and ties with the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood. At one point, in April 2012, US officials arranged for the public relations director of the Libyan Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammad Gaair, to come to Washington to speak at a conference on “Islamists in Power” hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
A State Department Cable classified “Confidential” report says the following: “Benghazi Meeting With Libyan Muslim Brotherhood: On April 2  Mission Benghazi met with a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood steering committee, who will speak at the April 5 Carnegie Endowment `Islamist in Power’ conference in Washington, D.C. He described the Muslim Brotherhood’s decision to form a political party as both an opportunity and an obligation in post-revolution Libya after years of operating underground. The Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party would likely have a strong showing in the upcoming elections, he said, based on the strength of the Brotherhood’s network in Libya, its broad support, the fact that it is a truly national party, and that 25 per cent of its members were women. He described the current relationship between the Brotherhood and the TNC (Transitional National Council) as `lukewarm.’”
What a surprise. I like the picture of the Egyptian Woman holding the sign! Now why won't our media publish this? Oh wait..their job is to protect Obama!
Like you, I'm tired of people griping about what's happening to this country and doing absolutely NOTHING about it. We know Congress is too cowardly, but by now a reasonable person would expect 'We The People' to move towards ACTION. All we get is Crickets.
I'm so convinced that Congress and 'We The People' won't do anything, that I have resigned myself to praying that the military get's involved. A military coup worked well when our country had decided to throw off the chains of the British Empire's control. Maybe it could work a second time over 200 years later?
obummer is a terrorist.
Rid our White House of this dangerous radical muslim. He does not even like America. He is out to destroy our wonderful country and our government is sitting on their backsides watching it happen. Do the people of the USA have to rise up and do their job for them?
REVOLUTION IS THE SOLUTION!!!
It is going to happen and soon!
America is fed up with FRAUD OBAMA'S BS!!!!!
We are going to rise up against his sorry a** administration
and take it down if this BS continues!!!!
|by Brandon Turbeville|
As ISIS marches across the sands of Iraq, the vast majority of Americans are no doubt convinced yet again that what amounts to a coordinated fighting army is merely the product of bearded fanatics hiding in caves hating America “for its freedoms.”
Isn't golfing a lot like "fiddling???" Nero "fiddled," our dear leader "golfs."
Actually, its worse... our dear leader is busy igniting the fire... If only he would permanently stay on the golf course, instead he is blocking the fire fighters, from responding to the fires.
With all the methods of spying on America, you would think that the SISI brigades would have been detected months ago marching and burning and torturing and killing the citizens of Iraq. Perhaps the dog ate those reports also!!!
I seriously doubt that the BHO administration was surprised by the terrorist attack. I also doubt that either was not in any way involved with the "Arab Spring." How many terrorists are among those illegally crossing our southern border, and how much does BHO and his AG know about a real "master plan?"