Category Archives: Left Wing
John R. Houk
© June 13, 2013
Ever heard of Pastor Bob Roberts of Northwood Church of Keller, TX? Well I had not because I avoid reading circles of people that I am certain I will have a low opinion. Pastor Roberts hangs around a group of Evangelical leaders that tend to water down the Christian faith particularly the orthodox (for clarity – I am not writing of Eastern Orthodoxy) teachings of Biblical theology in which all divisions within Christianity have long agreed upon up until at least the 20th century.
So what do I consider Christian orthodoxy acceptable to all Christians?
Jesus Christ was born in the flesh from the Virgin Mary and the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God before His Virgin Birth as a man. So Jesus is both God and the Son of God. Jesus was crucified and died on the Cross to pay the debt of Adam’s sin. The Resurrection of Jesus in a flesh body Redeemed all of humanity that believe Jesus is the Son of God arisen in the flesh now glorified sitting at the Right Hand of the Father with the Promise of returning to Redeem the rest of Earth from the curse of Adam’s Fall. Now there is a lot more that I believe in the Ministry and Redemptive act of Jesus, but this is where Christians begin to diverge in their theology.
I can safely say that Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Believers and Protestants agree on the essentials of the articles of Faith which I just wrote. Even the Coptic Church – the largest Christian Church stuck under Islamic Supremacism – agrees with the above paragraph with a minor disagreement of the nature of Christ (a disagreement that was considered huge between Eastern [Greek] Orthodox and Copts in the days that Muslims conquered Egypt).
Pastor Bob Roberts has misapplied the Love of Christ to mean to fellowship with Muslims as brothers. We can agree that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son to Redeem all humanity. We can all agree that Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself and the New Testament Epistles elaborate on this Golden Rule by calling Christians to honor all men (21st century political correctness: all men and women or all people). This would include people who are not Christians. Pastor Roberts takes this “honor all men” to the level of let’s fellowship as brothers with those that hate Christians and Jews; viz. Muslims.
Muslims that strive to live a harmonious life under their Allah might act on the thoughts that Islam is peace and that there is no compulsion of religion in Islam toward non-Muslims; however that is very divergent from their holy writings in the Quran and Hadith. In the Quran the Muslim doctrine of Abrogation allows Muslims to focus on the Quranic Suras that tell the Muslims to enslave non-Muslims under a life 2nd class domination under Islamic Supremacism (dhimmitude) or kill Christians and Jews for not submitting or converting.
You see the Quran has NO Golden Rule equivalent to the Biblical Golden Rule. The Quran is conquer, enslave or kill. The Bible is share the Good News of Jesus Christ so people can choose willingly to be Redeemed now or face damnation in the NEXT Life. The difference between Quran commands and Biblical New Testament commands are HUGE.
Muslims are either lying or ignorant of their own Quranic theology if they tell you this a non-Muslim deception. In Islamic theology the concept of duality actually allows for a Muslim to follow the peace and love Suras above the violent Suras that abrogate peace and love. The Islamic theology of duality: abrogated and non-abrogated Suras are both valid depending on the circumstance chosen by an Islamic authority such as a Mullah or Cleric or Islamic leader rather secular or theological. In Islam secular and theology are merged as one authority in advancing Jihad.
Muslims tell Westerners of the so-called Greater Jihad which is that internal struggle to live submitted to Allah. The historical reality is the so-called Lesser Jihad – Conversion by Conquest and humiliation – is the primary fashion that Islam spread throughout the Middle East, North Africa, India and parts of Europe. AND the so-called Lesser Jihad is what the modern purist Muslims desire to use to establish a modern Caliphate. These purist Muslims are identified to we Westerners as Radical Islam or Islamism today. The major concern should be for Westerners and Americans in particular is that Radical Islam can be identified as the Muslim Brotherhood network spread from Egypt and the Wahhabis of Saudi Arabia. There are other regions of the world that export their Radical Islam toward the West but they don’t quite have financial-political clout of the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Wahhabis.
Pastor Bob Roberts is not extending a hand of Christian friendship to Muslims that Multiculturalists identify as Moderate Islam that place more stock in the Islam is Peace portions of the Quran, rather Pastor Roberts are reaching out to Radical Islamic elements in the USA with direct linkage to the Muslim Brotherhood. If an American Muslim organization directly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood network or Saudi Wahhabi money they desire the destruction of American Constitutional law in which Religious Freedom and Free Speech is paramount. These Radical Muslim groups are also extremely anti-Semitic to the point that when they think no one is looking the Jew-Hatred oozes out calling for Jewish destruction.
Pastor Roberts has Church meeting giving Islam a Muslim moment in his Church which include speakers from the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA). ISNA seems to be networked by both the Muslim Brotherhood and Saudi Wahhabis.
Pastor Roberts is often heard using Muslim Brotherhood ideologue Yusuf al-Qaradawi in his build bridges with Islam thoughts:
“…one of the “key Islamic leaders” Roberts invokes is … Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a man who has praised Hitler, supports female genital mutilation, supported the fatwa calling for the assassination of writer Salman Rushdie and to top it all off, has called for a second Holocaust against the Jewish people!” (Snapshots a CAMERA blog; September 20, 2012 12:35 PM)
Pastor Roberts glories in knowing Professor John Esposito a man reputed as an expert in all thing Islam. Esposito refuses to condemn Radical Islam and blames Islamic terrorism as a pure response to American imperialistic colonialism. Esposito’s portrayal of Islam is idiotic denial of history and fans the hypocrisy that Islam is peace even while violence is globally widespread perpetrated by Muslims.
Esposito subscribes to the Edward Said school of thought, which holds that Middle Eastern attitudes toward Israel can never be understood from an “American colonialist perspective.” In other words, they should be viewed from the point of view of Israel’s alleged role as a base of American imperialism. Ignoring Hamas‘ program of creating an Islamic radical state to replace Israel – a genocidal agenda – Esposito has characterized the Palestinian terror group as a community-focused organization that, in addition to its violence, does a considerable amount of societal good via such productive activities as “honey [production], cheese-making, and home-based clothing manufacture.” He has likened Yasser Arafat’s calls for jihad to social initiatives for the launching of a “literacy campaign” or a “fight against AIDS.” He has called former professor Sami al-Arian, a terrorism-supporter with strong links to Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a “consummate professional.” (From John Esposito; Determine The Networks)
Pastor Roberts has spent time with Saudi Arabia’s former head of Intelligence Prince Turki-Al-Faisal. Pastor Roberts says this about the Saudi Prince:
He’s truly an exceptional man and a world leader par excellent! I wish we had 1,000 men like him spread out across the world – this world would be a much better place.
As head of Saudi Arabia’s Intelligence Prince Turki al-Faisal had an amenable relationship with Osama bin Laden and Mohammed Omar the one-eyed Mullah that ruled Taliban controlled Afghanistan. This relationship was not hostile. Later the Prince had become the Saudi Ambassador to the USA. The enigma with that is he promotes Wahhabism on one side but typically of many Saudi Royal Family members also displays a Western veneer with his public actions in the West.
The Balfour Post ran a story mentioning the Radical Muslims I just mentioned and a few others. Read an excerpt below:
Pastor Bob Roberts. Jr. is known for his efforts to build-bridges with Muslims. He spoke at the “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference put together by Palestinian Christians at Bethlehem Bible College. So did Florida Pastor Joel C. Hunter, who has been negative attention for his association with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity. Hunter is also critical of “Christian Zionists.”
An article posted on Hunter’s website reports how the “Christ at the Checkpoint” audience, including students from Wheaton and Eastern Universities, “were moved by the testimony of Palestinian men and women who shared the pain and suffering they experience on a daily basis caused primarily by the continuing occupation.”
Pastor Roberts reacted to the anti-Islam Innocence of Muslims video by suggesting that governments crack down on its distribution. He said, “There is a ‘clear and present’ danger the U.S. courts have ruled in regard to freedom of speech—I think that has to extend globally.”
In January, NorthWood Church hosted Azhar Azeez, Vice President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is an unindicted co-conspirator in a major terrorism-financing trial. Federal prosecutors labeled ISNA a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, a fact confirmed by the Brotherhood’s own secret documents.
In November, his church’s Global Faith Forum will bring the spotlight to his interfaith efforts and those involved in them. Event speakers include Rep. Kay Graner (R-TX), former South Carolina Governor David Beasley and Christianity Today editor Mark Galli, but they aren’t the main attractions.
The conference website’s home page proudly advertises Prince Turki al-Faisal, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. from 2005 to 2007, as a main speaker. Before that, he was the Saudi foreign intelligence chief from 1977 to 2001, making him a top figure in Saudi Arabia’s proliferation of Wahhabism around the world for over 20 years. He represented a Sharia-based government that persecutes Christians.
Faisal Bin Muammar was an advisor at the Saudi Royal Court and Secretary-General of the Riyadh-based King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue.
Safi Kaskas is a co-founder of East West University in Chicago and a “strategy consultant for a number of business organizations in the USA and Saudi Arabia.” He is a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists. A 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memo identifies AMSS as one of “our organizations and the organizations of our friends.” The memo says its “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.” The AMSS is also closely linked to the International Institute of Islamic Thought.
Another main speaker is Professor John Esposito, one of the top non-Muslim supporters of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood network. He is a frequent guest speaker at their events and was a witness for the defense in the trial of the Holy Land Foundation.
The aforementioned Azhar Azeez is again speaking. He is the Vice President of ISNA and has been on its Executive Council since 2002. He is also the senior National Director of Islamic Relief USA, a charity linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Wadah Khanfar was the director-general of Al-Jazeera from 2006 to 2011. Al-Jazeera’s extremism is well-documented. The Arabic station even gives Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi a weekly show. (Read Entirety – Texas Mega-Church Welcomes Islamists to ‘Global Faith Forum’; by Ryan Mauro; The Balfour Post; 5/23/13)
Google’s cache of Our Imams (Irving Masjid of Imam Zia ul Haque Sheikh, PhD. And Shaikh Yaser Birjas) – Pay attention to where they are from and what they belong to. As of this posting the main link was down and I read the Google cache version.
Below is a cross post of a Ralph Mauro article that I found in a Word Press blog I follow called Sharia Unveiled which is where I became aware Pastor Bob Roberts.
“Pseudo-Christian” Pastor From Texas Mega-Church Partners With the Muslim Brotherhood
Posted by Sharia Unveiled
By Ralph Mauro
Posted June 11, 2013
On June 9, the Clarion Project reported that the U.S. envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will be speaking at an Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) regional conference, sharing the stage with at least three Islamists. But there are some other featured guests: ISNA’s interfaith allies, including Pastor Bob Roberts of NorthWood Church in Texas.
ISNA is identified in a 1991 U.S. Muslim Brotherhood memorandum as one of its fronts. The U.S. government also listed ISNA as a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity when it designated the group an unindicted co-conspirator in the Hamas-financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation. The so-called “charity” was another U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity that, in the words of Judge Jorge Solis, “operated from within ISNA.” ISNA denies it has “ever been subject to the control of…the Muslim Brotherhood.”
ISNA’s South Central Conference will be held in Dallas on June 15. The event will feature an interfaith panel that includes its Community Outreach Director, Mohamed Elsanousi, who attended a Muslim Brotherhood-linked conference in Mauritania last year.
Other participants include Rabbi Joshua S. Taub of Temple Emanuel and Cristina Warner, the Campaign Director of the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign, an ISNA-allied interfaith coalition. ISNA is so proud of Shoulder-to-Shoulder that its success was a top talking point of senior officials when they met with the Islamist Prime Minister of Turkey.
The most high-profile interfaith speaker at the ISNA regional conference is Pastor Bob Roberts of NorthWood Church, a critic of “Christian Zionists.” As reported last month, Pastor Roberts’ NorthWood Church is holding its own Islamist-stocked interfaith event called the Global Faith Forum in November. Pastor Roberts’ speakers include ISNA officials, former senior Saudi officials and a former director-general of Al-Jazeera.
The Clarion Project’s original article on the event provides insight into some of the fellow speakers of Pastor Roberts, Rabbi Taub and Cristina Warner.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Jamal Badawi, who will also be on panels about Sharia and having a healthy family. His record includes praise for Hamas, “combative jihad,” and justifying the physical disciplining of wives (or, as he says, “a gentle tap on the body” for disobedience). His name also appears in a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood phonebook from 1992 and he hangs out with Brotherhood spiritual leader Yousef al-Qaradawi. The radicalism of his resume is strong enough to prompt counter-terrorism expert Patrick Poole to ask, “Why is Jamal Badawi Still Allowed into the United States?”
ISNA official Yusuf Ziya Kavakci will be handling the opening remarks, leading a prayer and joining Badawi for the panel on Sharia. He used to lead a mosque that an article in 1999 said “is considered to be one of the most active centers of Hamas activity in the United States[.]” The mosque was linked to the Holy Land Foundation, the aforementioned U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity that was housed by ISNA and shut down for financing Hamas.
The notorious Imam Siraj Wahhaj is listed as an invited speaker at the event. His radicalism is unquestionable. He has preached that “America is the most wicked government on the face of the planet Earth.” America, he told his audience, is a “garbage can” that he prays “crumbles.” Unlike some Islamists, he doesn’t hide his desire for Sharia Law in America.
“If only Muslims were clever politically, they could take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with a caliphate. If we were united and strong, we’d elect our own emir and give allegiance to him. Take my word, if eight million Muslims unite in America, the country will come to us,” he said.
The book Muslim Mafia quotes Wahhaj even condoning violence. “We don’t need to arm the people with 9mms and Uzis. You need to arm them with righteousness first. And once you arm them with righteousness first, then you can arm them,” he said, as well as “I will never tell people, ‘Don’t be violent.’ That’s not the Islamic way.”
Wahhaj’s rhetoric lines right up with the private words of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The 1991 memorandum that identified ISNA as one of its fronts said its “work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
Page 21 of the document states: “[W]e must possess a mastery of the art of ‘coalitions’, the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.’” That is the context that ISNA’s interfaith alliances need to be put in.
After my last article on NorthWood Church was published, a reader emailed me to say that he posted it to the Facebook page of the church and the personal page of Pastor Roberts. It didn’t take long for it to be deleted. Ignorance is no longer an excuse.
Watch this video and see exactly who this “Pseudo-Christian” Pastor is working for:
Pastor Bob Roberts Embraces Radical Islam for his Church
John R. Houk
© June 13, 2013
“Pseudo-Christian” Pastor From Texas Mega-Church Partners With the Muslim Brotherhood
…in a word, that is what sharia unveiled is about.
sharia unveiled is committed to seeking and sharing the truth. In all things, there is only one truth. There is no “middle ground” in truth. There is no “compromise” in truth and there is no “tolerance” in truth. There is no “leuke warm” in truth. There are no “grey areas” in truth. Truth is black and white. Wrong or Right. There is truth and everything else is just a lie.
We live in this world although we are not of it.
We live in a world of darkness, lies and deception. We live in a world that protects, defends and rewards those who lie. Why? Primarily due to the fact that faith is being forced out of the world and evil is being invited in. When we force God out essentially, we are creating a vacuum in society. We are creating a void of empty space and the natural tendency is for that space to be filled. The door has been left open and evil has been invited in. Evil comes in many forms although rarely does it present itself as evil. In most cases, it hides itself beneath a cloak of deception and a pretty name. Sometimes evil even hides beneath the facade of “Peace and Love.”
We are dedicated to human rights.
sharia unveiled is absolutely and unequivocally devoted to the protection and defense of human rights. There are many areas of human rights violations in the world today. Unfortunately, there are too many for any one person or group to be able to focus on them all. We pledge to focus on … Read the Rest
Unbelievably the same IRS that targeted Conservative organizations looking for 501c(3) and 501c(4) tax status has reinstated the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a tax exempt organization. The same CAIR that was stripped of the status for failing to file adequate returns AND still has not done has been reinstated to tax exempt status. Oh yes, the IRS has restored tax exempt status to the same CAIR that still is listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial in which convictions were handed out to HLF members for gathering tax exempt donations that were then passed on the Islamic terrorist organization Hamas. AND in case you haven’t heard Hamas is a Jew-hating terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel and often kills Jewish civilians oft times in a horrendous bloody fashion.
DHS, IRS, CAIR, tea parties
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Sent: 6/10/2013 3:19 PM
Today we bring you two different articles that have a common theme.
The first is a WorldNetDaily story that begins this way:
You can thank the Electronic Privacy Information Center for forcing the Department of Homeland Security to release its list of “keywords” that are used by its agents to monitor you on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.
The story then lists the various “key words,” and here’s what’s revealing. You’ll find “militia” but not “jihad.” In fact, you won’t find any “key word” that links specifically to radical Islam.
The second article is also a WorldNetDaily story, which exposes how the IRS restored tax-exempt status to CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations).
In 2011, the IRS stripped CAIR of this non-profit status for failing to file non-profit tax returns for years. Yet the IRS restored CAIR’s status despite the fact that CAIR still has not filed all the information required for previous years!
Meanwhile, of course, we’ve all read about the IRS targeting of tea party, pro-national security and pro-Israel organizations.
Do these two stories suggest a pattern to you?
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Eric Holder has a past of Black militancy which if you know anything about such militancy is actually racism against Caucasians. In Holder’s world view Conservatives are White people show that racism slops over every time a rare moment of scrutiny shines a light on public, private and exposed scandals. Determine The Networks tracks political evolution from overt displays of his youth through to his stealthier present.
John R. Houk
© June 5, 2013
I am leaning more and more toward the opinions of Danny Jeffrey. When Danny sees himself through the eyes of some of his readers he reports that he is a doom and gloom writer. I am not really sure if Danny actually believes this about being this kind of writer. I can tell you this though. He has been right on over time relating to his observations of Americans losing their spine because of the plague known as political correctness. Danny views Americans as becoming so programmed by political correctness that they are too weak to confront the transformative “Change” Barack Hussein Obama has been molding America into.
If Danny is again correct in his observations about the American emerging persona then the America Conservatives believe in is already dead. Danny’s analysis leads to only one solution AND that means only one shot to keep the Founding Fathers’ experiment of a nation in which the primary principle for being is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The question then is – what is that one shot?
That shot is armed rebellion. The awakening of enough Americans occurs that a second Civil War erupts. The first Civil War was more than about freeing the Slaves. The Southern States were upset that a Federal government had power over their State sovereignty to tell them to free the Slaves. The Southern States formed their Confederacy in order to be a part of a nation in which the rule of law pertaining cultural custom was preserved to the individual States.
The second Civil War – if it comes to that – will be about preserving the Union according to the vision of the Founding Fathers in limited government and the belief that cultural harmony is maintained by a rule of law influenced by Christian Morality rather than a rule of law based on human fiat determining a moral society.
Yeah I did a little extrapolating that I am uncertain if Danny would agree with; ergo I inserted my two cents.
The kind of politics that Danny Jeffrey is talking about seems to assume Obama has no intention of leaving the Office of President of the United States (POTUS). As 2016 approaches some kind of Martial Law would be instituted under the guise of politically correct propaganda telling We the People should submit for the greater good of the nation. Danny believes that most Americans will comply and those that don’t comply will have their guns forcibly removed by some kind of government SWAT under the thumb of the new Obama regime. The Obama regime will undoubtedly have Leftist collaborators popular with Left leaning Americans. Think of a possible Marxist Oligarchic Politburo that will include say Bill and Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and perhaps some other Leftists you could think of.
Danny does not speculate how a Second Civil War would break out to form a more perfect Union. It is my guess there would be a few generals and admirals out there that do not desire to be under a Marxist thumb. A George Washington type general would have to emerge to instill trust in potential rebelling troops against the Obama Marxist Oligarchy. And such a general would have to emerge that also has the ability to reignite the remnants of Constitutional Originalist Conservatives willing to live and die to bring down an unjust government and restore Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
OR we can pray Danny is incorrect and there still are Americans with a Politically INCORRECT spine to begin Obama’s demise with a Conservative dominated House and Senate in 2014. This Conservative House can impeach Obama and this Conservative Senate (sans Dem leader Reid) can convict Obama. This is to all lead to the greatest prosecution for justice against the most corrupt government in American history.
OR Danny is correct and societal chaos will give Obama the excuse to institute Martial Law and only as the public openly dissents and various generals and admirals join public dissent then a Second Civil War saves or dooms America.
Hmm… This could be a Big Brother moment for Danny or me. I wonder if Obama’s IRS will give either of us an invitation.
Justin Smith writes about the Scandals that have discredited and probably point to felony crimes perpetrated by Attorney General Eric Holder. Justin somewhat takes the approach of they get what they deserve toward a Free Press investigation of the Associated Press (AP). As a Conservative I feel like joining Justin and say “Waaaa” because the Liberal AP’s hero – the Obama Administration – turned on them. On the other hand if the AP begins to push back against Holder and his boss Obama I have no doubt other Left Media Outlets would follow the AP’s lead. And since Holder also signed warrants to investigate Fox News and their correspondent James Rosen (and Rosen’s parents) Obama might be in some actual trouble with other scandals that have popped up. And who knows – with scrutiny now placing Obama and minions under a microscope perhaps more nefarious scandals will come to light.
By Justin O. Smith
June 3, 2013 at 11:10pm
For the past two decades, the bulk of the liberal press, such as the Associated Press, The New York Times and The Washington Post, have removed any pretense of being anything else other than a partner of the Progressive Democrats and their communist, anti-American agenda. They have failed to censure Attorney General Eric Holder… the most corrupt person in the most corrupt administration in American history… when he misused his power regarding the 1965 Voter Act and the Black Panthers, during the Fast and Furious ATF/Mexican gun-running scandal, in immigration matters and in numerous terrorism cases. They have lost any semblance of fairness and journalistic integrity, as they have failed on numerous occasions to fulfill their essential role to serve the Truth and the American people. So, it is hard for me to give a sincere damn over the AP’s plight, now that they have been targeted by an unrestrained Holder Justice Department and cried “Foul!”
The AP’s trouble began after they printed a story on May 7, 2012 about a foiled Al Qaeda terrorist plot in Yemen to bomb an airliner. The AP held the story for five days before finally receiving CIA clearance to run it; then the AP was asked to hold it one more day, because the White House wanted to release it first. The AP declined, since national security was not the issue.
Although innocent in the 2012 case, the AP has long attacked America’s national character and our American Heritage, and much too often they have given aid and comfort to America’s enemies. In 2005 the AP followed The New York Times lead and pushed a story that disrupted a program monitoring cell phones that Al Qaeda had bought in Switzerland, and six months later, they both exposed a program that tracked funding for terror attacks!
Holder said that the leak connected to the 2012 AP case “put the American people at risk”, but the facts point towards politics and this administration’s need to make the facts fit their narrative, especially since the records sweep went far beyond any one news article. Laura Malone, general counsel for the AP, released a letter from Ronald Machen, U.S. attorney, that detailed the seizure of “all such records for, among other phone lines, an AP general phone number in New York City as well as AP bureaus in NYC, Washington-DC, Hartford-CT and the House of Representatives; more than 100 journalists work in these offices (AP), and many of these bureaus and reporters had no connection to the leaked story.
Under normal circumstances, the Department of Justice is required to give advance notification to news organizations, in order that they may have time to have any forthcoming subpoena halted by a judge. However, regulations also allow for exceptions, in which case journalists must be notified within 90 days.
In June 1971, The New York Times started publishing a series of damaging internal documents, “The Pentagon Papers”, provided by Pentagon analyst Daniel Ellsberg and also partially published by The Washington Post. Solicitor General Erwin Griswold argued before the Supreme Court that the publication of the papers would effect the nation’s security adversely. And, while Justice Hugo Black held that the government could not stop such publications of illegally gained documents, the government could still constitutionally try, convict and punish editors for violating the Espionage Act if they did publish classified material; no one has a constitutionally protected right to publish the U.S. governments secret documents.
Eric Holder described the AP article as among “the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen” in a 35 year career, and yet, this is the same man who dropped charges against former DOJ lawyer Thomas Tamm; Tamm leaked information to The New York Times, during George W’s administration, about a wiretapping program designed to intercept terrorist calls between high level Al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan and their contacts in the U.S.; a vital program was compromised, the Times received the Pulitzer Prize, and thanks to Holder, Tamm suffered no consequences!
Currently, New York Times journalist David Sanger is thought to be the focus of the investigation of disclosures made about a joint American-Israeli effort to sabotage the Iranian nuclear weapons program, which obviously crosses a red-line. Also, Sheryl Attkisson, CBS reporter, suspects the DOJ of hacking into her computer; and, while James Rosen has been a known target of the Holder DOJ, typically past administrations, including George W’s, have focused on those who violated their oath to protect classified information.
Sheryl Attkisson, CBS reporter, is only one of hundreds who believe that they have come under the scrutiny of Eric Holder. She has repeatedly asked Obama tough questions on Fast and Furious, Benghazi and the IRS. She has performed the job of a reporter, in the manner it was meant to be done. So now, the liberal media have dubbed her “the Pit Bull” and accused her of having a political agenda… as if they don’t… for reporting proven facts!
James Rosen, Fox News reporter, was labeled a possible “co-conspirator” and defamed then in 2010 and now as the story resurfaces, simply because he reported on a planned missile launch by North Korea in response to the UN Security Council’s condemnation of its nuclear tests. The “classified” status of this information was dubious at best, since the North Korean leadership was already screaming about it to anyone who would listen.
Eric Holder grossly abused his position, power and the law in the manner in which he applied the Espionage Act in order to investigate James Rosen. As he took this case to three different judges before receiving approval for a warrant, he also had to make a leap into fantasy to get from Mr. Rosen’s so-called crime of “employing flattery and playing to Mr. Kim’s (Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, State Dept security advisor) vanity and ego” to an “aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the leak. And, Holder outright lied before the House Judiciary Committee repeatedly, as he replied, “I don’t know” to any question pertaining to this investigation and whether or not he ever sought to “personally prosecute any journalist” under the Espionage Act; on May 22, NBC News reported Eric Holder personally signed off on the search warrant, which reportedly even included monitoring the phone lines of Rosen’s parents in Staten Island: Attorney General Eric Holder must be fired and criminally prosecuted!
If the House Judiciary Committee determines that Eric Holder lied under oath, he is gone… he should have been dismissed long ago on Fast and Furious alone. Until then he will remain, because he is a personal friend of Barack Obama, who believes that Holder is a vital agent in the “fundamental transformation” of America; however, Obama has shown no reluctance in the past to cast aside anyone in his administration that he considered a liability to his agenda of creating a post-Constitutional America and an all powerful State.
From the very beginning, the Associated Press and other liberal media refused to thoroughly check the background of Obama and his associates or hold them accountable for a litany of unConstitutional acts, and now they are reaping what they have sowed. America has witnessed an administration that does not mind using its full weight of power to interfere with our First Amendment Rights on many levels, and one must doubt Obama’s sincerity when he states, “And I am troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable”; however, whatever the final judgment, journalists and government officials both are charged with the moral imperative to find the line and balance between national security and the people’s right to information. And, if Obama is really “concerned about information that could compromise their missions or might get them killed”, as he refers to Americans in hazardous posts, he should charge Holder with the mission to prosecute Vice-President Joseph Biden for leaking the information that made SEAL Team Six a primary target for Al Qaeda and ultimately led to the entire Team’s death!
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
© Justin O. Smith
TheTeaParty.net has put together a video of a Fox News broadcast of Judge Jeanine Pirro telling her listeners it’s time to indict AG Eric Holder. Pirro lays out what can be used for an indictment.
Posted Jun 1, 2013
Posted by TPPN
John R. Houk
© June 1, 2013
I’m probably a bit behind the curve on this; nevertheless I am pleased to announce the Leftists annoyed with Sheriff Joe Arpaio were duly defeated in their moronic efforts to get a recall election on the books in Maricopa County Arizona. The Left Wingnuts failed to turn in the 355,000 needed signatures of registered voters to force a recall vote.
The Left Wingnuts were probably organized in Arizona but their financial backing came from out of State. And so it is fair to guess that much of Arpaio’s campaign support came from outside of Arizona as well. That works for me since the Obama Administration was paramount in punishing Arpaio politically through the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security.
Did I mention the Obama Administration is wracked with scandal for using government tools to persecute individual Conservatives and Conservative organizations? I would not be surprised to discover Arpaio was part of an IRS investigation or a Justice Department investigation because of the good Sheriff’s anti-Obama political stand.
Anyway here is the WND article I read that I discovered the mixed bag of good news about Sheriff Joe.
Intro: What’s really behind the Benghazi cover-up?
John R. Houk
© May 31, 2013
I received an email from Liberty Counsel Action authored by Mat Staver asking that his readers demand greater scrutiny pertaining to the details of Benghazigate and who knew what about the before, during and after of the four deaths that occurred at the diplomatic mission in Benghazi Libya.
Staver points to the questions being asked by Frank Gaffney, Jr. of the Center for Security Policy (CSP). The questions are pointed and are simple to answer for a government that has nothing to hide.
There is more to this email than Staver providing the relevant questions that deserve an answer. Staver provides a link in which you can place your name to a Liberty Counsel Action fax which will cost you some bucks to send. Personally I don’t have the cash to do that but I would if I did so think about it.
If you are like me there is a petition you can participate in that is free at TheTeaParty.net. Without placing my name on there more than once like a Leftist would do I cannot remember if there is first a money option then a free option relating to the petition calling Congress to take action on Benghazigate. I do remember there is a free option though. To sign that petition can go this TheTeaParty.net petition link or you can click the banner I have at SlantRight 2.0.
In the mean time please take the time to read the Mat Staver email which I have below.
What’s really behind the Benghazi cover-up?
By Mathew Staver
Sent: May 30, 2013 at 8:53 AM
Sent from Liberty Counsel Action
From the Desk of:
While Congress is in a “constituency work period” away from Washington, there is an uprising of organizations calling for our congressional leaders to start asking the right questions on Benghazi.
Congress must create a Select Committee to FULLY investigate the Benghazi attacks – moving beyond the already obtained evidence that the Obama administration lied to the American people and sought to cover up the truth about the attack that killed four Americans and injured many more.
The truth about the events leading up to, during, and following the attacks must also be exposed. Please see my very important message below – Mat.
What were President Obama and his administration hiding while attempting to deceive the American people about the attacks on Benghazi?
It is unrealistic to believe that the edited talking points were contrived solely to protect the political careers of the President, Hillary Clinton, General Petraeus, or State Department bureaucrats.
Now, over 8 months later, there are still far more questions than answers. This is an epic foreign policy and national security failure – masked with an obvious cover-up and unbridled deception.
Yet even more disturbing is the fact that those lies may have been created to conceal something much larger and far more sinister.
++One highly respected policy expert’s view on Benghazi.
Frank J. Gaffney Jr., former Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan and now President of the Center for Security Policy, is one of the foremost experts on foreign policy in the Middle East.
Frank Gaffney and his organization have been good friends of Liberty Counsel Action and have collaborated with us on several important issues over the last several years. But we have never before been faced with anything in the troubling presidency of Barack Obama as massively significant as the Benghazi scandal.
Gaffney poses very disturbing questions about Benghazi-gate. These questions could seem tainted by “conspiracy theory” thinking, but coming from a seasoned, credentialed defense expert of Frank Gaffney’s caliber, they add great credence to the probability that this is one of the most insidious cover-ups in American history.
Here are just a few of his questions and assessments…
o “What role did the Obama administration’s assiduous cultivation of relations with Islamists play in the creation of the State Department’s so-called special mission facility in Benghazi?
o What was the true purpose of that facility, and who was assigned to staff it, with what roles?
o Why did it take so long for Benghazi survivors to be made available to congressional investigators of the Benghazi-gate affair?
o What caused U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens to consider it necessary to be at that facility, which he had formally complained was dangerously insecure, especially on September 11, a day that al Qaeda has long sought to make open-season on Americans?
o Specifically, what was the urgency of Stevens’ last official act, an evening meeting with the Turkish consul general?
o Were the special mission facility and the nearby CIA annex involved in a covert operation to collect small arms, surface-to-air missiles, or other weapons?
o Were any of those weapons being secretly made available — directly or indirectly — to the Syrian opposition, a group known to include al Qaeda elements?
o If weapons secured in Libya for this purpose were transferred to the so-called Syrian rebels, was there a presidential finding authorizing such activities? In that case, had any congressional leaders been duly notified?
o The public record suggests that Mr. Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton were inexplicably disengaged from the time they learned of the attack until their joint appearance the next morning in the Rose Garden. Where were they during that period and what were they doing?
The Center for Security Policy, like liberty Counsel Action, is calling for a Select Committee to be established by Congress – as are 153 House Republicans, Members of the Senate, the families of the Americans murdered, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Special OPS OPSEC, an association of retired Special Operations officials, along with a number of other patriotic organizations.
We are demanding action from congressional leadership! A Select Committee must be empowered to ask all of the right questions – the events leading up to the attack – the actions taken during – and the post-event deception of the American people.
Please join with me today in putting additional pressure on Congress to FULLY investigate the Libya massacre!
We are faxing our Senators, Representatives, and other key officials today demanding that Members of Congress empower a Select Committee – as proposed by Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) in H. Res 36 – and now endorsed by over 150 Members of the House.
I urge you to take a minute right now to further participate in this important campaign. Click here to send your immediate faxes to Congress:
++This investigation must be consolidated, empowered, and formalized!
There are at least four House committees investigating the attacks – all operating within the scope of their limited authority. We are demanding a Select Committee with the needed authority!
I believe Benghazi-gate will blow wide open in spite of the Obama/Clinton wish that it would just go away – if Congress investigates it with the full empowerment of a Select Committee.
Liberty Counsel Action’s Fax Barrage strategy has been extremely effective in “holding our elected leaders’ feet to the fire” and forcing Congress to see that the American people will not stand for an arrogant dismissal of public opinion!
Please, click here now to fax Congress and call for a complete bipartisan investigation into the Libya massacre and the cover-up crafted by the Obama administration:
Even if you have already sent a round of faxes, we must relentlessly barrage our senators, representatives, and other key members of Congress demanding that they do the right thing – and ask the right questions.
Enemies of America’s best interests in these events must be exposed. U.S. government officials, irrespective of the seniority of their positions, must be held accountable!
Please click here now to send your faxes to Congress:
Again, thank you for taking action with us on this critical issue!
God bless you,
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action
P.S. I believe we are just beginning to see the extent to which our President and senior government officials have united in a massive cover-up of the events in Benghazi. PLEASE fax Congress right away, even if you have already done so. Together, let’s hold anyone responsible fully accountable!
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