Sometimes, common sense is not so common. In fact, one could say that common sense is totally missing in Washington, DC. If not using taxpayer money to arm ISIS is common sense and our government is doing it anyway, either common sense is totally missing or every government official who participated in this activity is a traitor, which shows the lack of enforcement of laws that would put the average citizens in prison or to death.
The bill (HR 608) in the House, originally sponsored by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) prohibits “US taxpayer funding and arming of terrorist groups and their associates” while taking “aim at lawless US government ‘regime changes’ overseas.” This would include the provision of money, weapons, training and any other support to terrorist organizations. Despite a federal law already in existence that designates this type of activity a crime, the law has not been enforced when it comes to federal officials.
In particular, the new legislation, known as H.R. 608 in the House, bans the provision of any assistance by the federal government to al-Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, and the Islamic State, sometimes known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh. The “Stop Arming Terrorists Act,” as it is being dubbed, would also prohibit official U.S. aid to any individual or group affiliated with, associated with, or cooperating with any of the proscribed terror organizations. Finally, the legislation bans any funds to state sponsors of those groups, which would ensnare a number of ostensible U.S. government “allies.” The director of national intelligence would be in charge of making the determinations, in consultation with the appropriate congressional committees. Providing anything from cash and weapons to training and intelligence would be prohibited under the bill.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a long time supporter of the Constitution and son of retired Congressman and former presidential candidate Ron Paul, introduced a companion bill in the Senate, S 532 “The Stop Arming Terrorist Act.” Paul, a non-interventionist, stated, “One of the unintended consequences of nation-building and open-ended intervention is American funds and weapons benefiting those who hate us. This legislation will strengthen our foreign policy, enhance our national security, and safeguard our resources.” Paul has been extremely critical of our government’s illegal policies arming terrorists and terrorist groups.
The New American reported that Pentagon documents indicated Barack Hussein Obama deliberately aided terrorists under the guise of arming “moderate” rebels to fight against Syrian president Bashar al Assad, despite military officials advising him otherwise.
As The New American has documented extensively, official U.S. intelligence documents show that multiple Western and Islamic governments allied with Washington, D.C., have also supported ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other terror groups in Syria. In fact, the Obama administration was exposed in Pentagon documents supporting jihadist terrorists in Syria from the beginning. A 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report revealed that the Obama administration knew al-Qaeda was leading the rebellion in Syria, supported it anyway, and that one of the goals of supporting the terrorist-led “revolution” was to create a “salafist principality,” today known as the Islamic State, in Eastern Syria.
“The West, Gulf countries [the Islamic regimes ruling Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc.], and Turkey support the Syrian opposition,” explains the Pentagon report, adding that “al-Qaeda” and other terrorists are the “major forces driving the insurgency” against Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. “There is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist [fundamentalist Islam] principality in Eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” Of course, that is exactly what happened when ISIS declared the establishment of its “caliphate” in Eastern Syria and parts of Iraq.
Top U.S. intelligence officials later confirmed publicly that, despite being advised not to by military officials, Obama deliberately aided terrorists under the guise of helping “moderate” jihadists overthrow Assad. Former DIA chief Michael Flynn, who led the military-intelligence agency at the time, told Al Jazeera that Obama and other top officials knew exactly what they were doing. “I don’t know that they turned a blind eye, I think it was a decision,” said Flynn, who went on to serve for a short period as Trump’s national security advisor. “I think it was a willful decision.” The interviewer, Mehdi Hasan, sounded shocked at the frankness and the enormity of the revelation that Obama was willfully aiding terrorists.
The question Americans need to be asking of government officials is “who didn’t know this was happening?” The lamestream media covered it briefly. The alternative media covered it extensively. Moreover, any American citizen relying on the lamestream or alternative media outlets for news knew this was happening and that Obama was going rogue. Biden even admitted it. US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey stated it was worse than major US allies funding ISIS. He said in Senate testimony, “I know major Arab allies that fund them.”
Then Vice-President Joe Biden, when speaking at Harvard, declared there were no “moderate” rebels among the Syrian fighters.” Moreover, Biden claimed the “anti-ISIS” coalition actually created and armed ISIS.
Biden stated in his Harvard speech, “What my constant cry was that our biggest problem was our allies…. What were they doing? They were so determined to take down Assad and have a proxy Sunni-Shia war, what did they do? They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and tens, thousands, of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight. Except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”
Rep. Gabbard and a bipartisan group of lawmakers journeyed to Syria to conduct a fact-finding mission. Gabbard discovered that former VP Biden’s statements were accurate and were confirmed. She found there was no difference between “moderate rebels,” Al-Qaeda, Al Nusra or ISIS — they were one in the same. She described the conflict in Syria as a “war between terrorists under the command of groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda and the Syrian government.”
When Donald Trump talks about “draining the swamp,” here is a good place to start. The pertinent question regarding members of both chambers of Congress and other federal government officials is, “What did they know and when did they know it?” According to current federal law, providing material support to any terrorist organization or group is a serious offense. Moreover, considering these groups have designated themselves as “enemies of the state,” giving them aid and comfort is considered treason under Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution for the united States of America.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
So far, Joe Biden, Michael Flynn, and US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey are three witnesses confirming Barack Hussein Obama knowingly armed and provided support (aid and comfort) to the enemies of the State (terrorist organization ISIS) thereby committing treason. Where was Congress in allowing a traitor like Obama to continue to serve in office knowing the man violated the law and committed treason? Simply put, they were right down in the trenches with him. By refusing to hold him accountable and knowing the truth from Dempsey’s Senate testimony, the members of the House and Senate were complicit in aiding a traitor and committing treason themselves.
While we are examining the federal government, Americans need to turn and examine themselves. Knowing ISIS was engaging in Christian and religious minority genocide and knowing Obama supported the “Arab Spring” and regime change in Syria, even admitting to aiding non-existent rebels, we are all guilty by proxy of the crimes committed by ISIS through our silence and refusal to pressure the House to impeach Obama and the Senate to convict. Those other crimes include the murder of homosexuals, the use of captive females as sex slaves and slaves in general, human trafficking of women, rape of women, girls and boys, and child abuse. On another issue, then Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) stated before the media, “I don’t believe in impeachment,” essentially dismissing and refusing to follow the Constitution.
The threat of the rapid world-wide expansion of terrorism under the guise of being “refugees” from a war-torn Syria — a war precipitated by the US — now comes home to roost in the US. A report last week indicated the FBI was engaged in investigating 300 “refugees” that have terrorist ties, according to the Department of Homeland Security. As it stands now, there are approximately 22 – 35 known jihadi terrorist training camps located in States across the republic that the FBI and DHS refuse to eradicate.
Thanks to Barack Hussein Obama and an enabler Congress, numerous non-profit Islamist organizations associated with terrorist groups (Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and Hamas) have proliferated across the entire united States. The organization that operates the Islamic jihadi training camps in the US is known as Jamaat ul-Fuqra. Its leader, Pakistani Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, has appeared in numerous recruitment videos. The Jamaat-ul-Fuqra camps are “guised as a part of a tax exempt organization, Muslims of America, Inc.
Following is a listing of known Islamic jihadi training camps in the US:
• Alabama: Marion
• California: Baladullah, Oak Hill, Squaw Valley, Tulare City
• Colorado: Buena Vista, Trout Creek Pass (over 120 acres)
• Florida: Talahassee
• Georgia: Commerce, Macon, Mecca Circle, Wayne County, Jessup
• Massachusetts: Springfield
• Maryland: Hagerstown and Hyattsville
• Michigan: Coldwater
• New York: Binghamton, Deposit, Hancock (headquarters)
• Oklahoma: Talihina
• Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Wayne County
• South Carolina: In York County, the 36-acre Jamaat ul-Fuqra compound, Holy Islamville, is a self-defined Islamist village that has established its own Sharia Law civil government.
• Tennessee: Dover
• Texas: Houston and Waco
• Virginia: Fairfax, Falls Church, Meherrin, Roanoke, and Red House (over 120 acres)
• West Virginia: Bethany
• Washington: Onalaska
Islamist leader, Fethullah Gulen, lives in Pennsylvania and created 150 schools, known as Gulen Charter Schools, that “enrolled hundreds of thousands of children to learn Islamist teachings about caliphate and Shari’a law.” Gulen immigrated to the united States in 1999 and obtained a green card with assistance of former CIA agent Graham E. Fuller, who wrote letters of endorsement for Gulen’s green card application, per Wikipedia. In another stellar middle finger to Americans, taxpayers fund these schools.
According to an article at Western Journalism:
Ongoing investigations exist in several states arising from public funds being used to recruit and provide visas to faculty from Turkey and other countries instead of hiring American teachers. The FBI and the Departments of Labor and Education have been investigating Gulen since 2011.
Gulen appears untouchable. He lives on a 28-acre compound fortified with over 100 Turkish guards in the town of Saylorsburg, located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.
What might seem as “common sense” appears to be not so common among Congress, government officials of all departments and agencies, and other officials in Washington, DC. These known training camps, leaders of Islamic organizations and these charter schools teaching caliphate and Shari’a law should not be allowed to exist in the “land of the free.” And, there should not have to be any additional legislation to “stop the government” from arming terrorists. That is a premise already contained in the Constitution. Islamic terrorists and terrorist organizations are the enemies of the united States and treason consists of giving the enemy aid and comfort.
The current provision in the Constitution, prohibiting giving aid and comfort to the enemy — treason, has been violated with impunity by a former president, Congress and all associated federal government departments. Is a piece of legislation going to prevent subsequent violations? The answer is no since the laws never apply to the federal government even when specifically stating so. The recent “server-gate” and “email-gate” surrounding Hillary Clinton should be proof enough of that. But, you have to give some type of kudos to both chambers of Congress for appearing to close the barn door after they let the horse loose. And, those kudos are not good since they are complicit. Moreover, Americans will need to come to terms with their enabler status as well. By allowing traitors and their accomplices to skirt the law, the united States can never return to its true roots of freedom and liberty, being the “shining city on the hill” representative of that freedom to the world.