Wednesday, July 25, 2012

#IStandWithBachmann vs @SenJohnMcCain and @CAIRNational and @AC360

Rep Michelle Bachmann is fighting off attacks from the DNC media and RINOs, but still has a few vocal supporters from the remnant of the VRWC on radio and blogs: both  Mark Levin and  Rush Limbaugh:

She's Hillary Clinton's whatever top level aides, Huma Abedin, also married to Weiner.
Her name was Huma Weiner, really, married to Anthony Weiner, the disgraced sex-crazed congressman from New York. So her real name is Huma Weiner. But Huma's mother is best friends with the wife of the new Muslim Brotherhood president Egypt, and there is essentially a Muslim sisterhood that she's a member of, and Huma's father was also likewise involved. So Michele Bachmann and others have written a letter to the State Department wanting some clarification and wanting an investigation because the Muslim Brotherhood is not what they are portrayed to be. The Muslim Brotherhood is not the -- what's the best way to put this? They're not the good Mafia. The Muslim Brotherhood's being portrayed as a bunch of secularist, mainstream, nonradical, and Andy says, no, they're not, they are right down the middle as radical as anybody else in jihad. So it's a legitimate request from Michele Bachmann.

and Breitbart

These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis, and no merit. And they need to stop now.”

Oh, really? Bachmann had sent a 16-page letter to Keith Ellison, the only Muslim congressman, outlining her concerns:

“The concerns about the foreign influence of immediate family members is such a concern to the U.S. Government that it includes these factors as potentially disqualifying conditions for obtaining a security clearance, which undoubtedly Ms. Abedin has had to obtain to function in her position. For us to raise issues about a highly-based U.S. Government official with known immediate family connections to foreign extremist organizations is not a question of singling out Ms. Abedin. In fact, these questions are raised by the U.S. Government of anyone seeking a security clearance.”

This is absolutely correct. Abedin’s father, Syed Z. Abedin, founded the Institute for Muslim Minority Affairs, an organization supported by the Muslim World League, a Brotherhood organization. Her mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abedin, is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood.

 Andrew McCarthy, author of "The Grand Jihad":

The Arizonan took to the Senate floor this week to lambaste five conservative members of the House who, unlike McCain, are actually serious about addressing threats the Brotherhood poses to American interests. McCain’s bipartisan “Islamic democracy” promoters seem content to keep burning through taxpayer trillions until the Brotherhood is finally running every government in the Middle East. To the contrary, the House conservatives — Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Tom Rooney (Fla.), and Lynn Westmorland (Ga.) — have concluded that the Brotherhood needs to be regarded as the serious anti-American business that it is.

Robert Spencer author of "Stealth Jihad"

From Spencer in above interview: McCain complains that she doesn't have any evidence, but she's calling for an investigation to either confirm or deny the existence of any evidence. Hence, it's a Catch 22.

Pamela Geller:

McCain is cavalier, lax and sloppy with the facts about the greatest threat facing our nation. Bachmann should be lauded and applauded. And Congress should be pressing for the prosecution of Muslim Brotherhood groups named as such in the captured internal document released during the Holy Land Foundation trial.

  Glenn Beck:

 We asked numerous questions of the federal government because a letter was sent ‑‑ well, let me just back up. After the Fort Hood tragedy, a report was issued that said the real problem in our government is that we are not teaching FBI agents or our military to recognize radical Islam. So that’s what we need to do. We need to teach about it. Well, in response to that, 50 ‑‑ over 50 Muslim organizations wrote a letter requesting that the White House start a task force to stop that from happening. Five days after the White House got this letter, this October 19th letter ‑‑ and people can see it on my website, or maybe you have it on The Blaze ‑‑ five days after the White House got this letter from the 50 Muslim groups, they started the purge of the federal government.

Indeed, there was reaching across the aisle, bipartisan support that concluded political correctness was not just a nuisance, but a noose, (as Joe Connor eloquently stated) in Lieberman and Collins on Ft Hood shooting report

We reviewed these communications as part of our investigation, and they informed our conclusion that the attack could have been prevented if DOD had and the FBI had acted sensibly and responsibly based on the evidence they had of Hassan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism.”

Admittedly, one might possibly go from one extreme to another wrt political correctness, e.g. IMAO's shirt:

Somewhat ott, people denounce Eugene McCarthy, although, his purported paranoia was well founded. With the decoding of the KGB Venona memos, it was confirmed that every department in FDR's admin was compromised with Soviet spies:

NARRATOR: Ultimately the code breakers found cover names for more than 300 Americans who spied for the Soviets in World War Two.
HARVEY KLEHR: American counterintelligence was able to identify only about 100 of these Soviet agents.
NARRATOR: But even this incomplete list is remarkable: Harry Dexter White, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, cover name "Lawyer;" Larry Duggan, Chief of the Division of American Republics at the State Department, cover name "Prince;" Lauchlin Currie, Senior Administrative Assistant to President Roosevelt, cover name "Page."
HARVEY KLEHR: There was not a single agency of the American government that the Soviets had not infiltrated, ranging from the OSS—the forerunner of the CIA—to the Justice Department, to the Treasury Department, to the State Department, to all of the wartime defense agencies.
It's SOP to undergo background checks to receive a government security clearance. The background check includes investigating not only the individual's associations, but friends, relatives, and aquaintances associations, as well.

For example, during WWII, the American effort to decode the German engima machine was led by an American of German descent, Joseph Desch, whose wife had dubious relations back in Germany. This led to the US Navy placing a Capt Ralph Meader in Desch's house to spy on him 24/7:

And Desch would successfully design the bombe, which even the British admitted was far superior to what they had.-but at a horrible cost. Due to his German ancestry (he spoke the language fluently and his wife had at least one family member who was a member of the Nazi's party) He was forced to have the hated Captain Meader as his permanent houseguest to keep a eye on him,

As far as the current administration is concerned, Rep Bachmann has a right to be skeptical, since the Obama admin green lit a Green Czar with a red past:

White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after a simmering controversy over his past statements and activism [...]

His one-time involvement with the Bay Area radical group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which had Marxist roots, had also become an issue[...]

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