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As Obama plans to reduce the size of the military, he’s simultaneously increasing imam’s in the military.
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, is proudly announcing that the U.S. military is again using their chaplains for active-duty service after a 15-year lull.
ISNA has a well-documented extremist history. In 1991, the Muslim Brotherhood listed ISNA as one of its main fronts. Declassified FBI memos said ISNA is a component of the Muslim Brotherhood, who sees its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.”
In 2007, the U.S. government labeled ISNA a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism-financing trial involving the Holy Land Foundation funneling money to Hamas. The label was upheld in 2009 because of “ample” evidence linking ISNA to Hamas. Last year, ISNA’s Canadian affiliate lost its status as a charity because of its accounting discrepancies and links to Pakistani terrorists.
Here’s what’s really “problematic”: The U.S. government says ISNA is a Muslim Brotherhood entity and labeled it an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism trial. That same government is using ISNA to pick military chaplains and is a top outreach partner of the U.S. government.
Read it all at Clarion.
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h/t Jihad Watch who writes:
And one thing is certain: whatever memorial is constructed there will say nothing whatsoever about why Hasan murdered these people — as if a Pearl Harbor memorial said, “Random airplane pilots spontaneously and for no discernible reason decided to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.”
A Texas Army post has razed the building where a former psychiatrist carried out one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, with plans to put up trees and a memorial in its place.
Fort Hood officials said Tuesday that they have torn down Building 42003, the site of a 2009 massacre that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.
The building was part of a processing center complex for soldiers deploying and returning from combat. On Nov. 5, 2009, then-Maj. Nidal Hasan carried two weapons inside, shouted “Allahu Akbar!” — “God is great” in Arabic — and opened fire on soldiers waiting for vaccines and paperwork.
As soldiers and civilians tried to take cover, Hasan walked through the building, targeting anyone in a green Army uniform. He left pools of blood and spent ammunition in his wake. He was eventually confronted outside the building by Fort Hood police officers, who shot him and paralyzed him from the waist down.
Hasan was convicted in August of charges related to the massacre and sentenced to death. He is on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., while his case goes through a review at Fort Hood before it enters a series of mandatory appeals.
The building was sealed off for nearly four years until post officials announced in November that they would demolish it.
Fort Hood officials, who declined to be interviewed, plan to place trees, a gazebo and a memorial plaque at the site.
Not all victims and their relatives agree with them. Kathy Platoni, an Army reservist who saw her friend, Capt. John Gaffaney, bleed to death, was one of the people who called on Fort Hood to keep the building standing as a reminder of what happened.
Platoni found out about the demolition Tuesday in a mass email from the post.
While post spokesman Chris Haug said he believed family members and victims were consulted about what to do with the site, Platoni said Army officials had not asked her opinion.
Platoni mentioned other points of contention between the Army and the Fort Hood victims, including a prolonged fight for increased benefits and recognition due to what many victims say is a terrorist attack, despite the Army’s insistence that the shooting was an act of workplace violence.
“For the building in which this horrific event took place just to be wiped off the map before we have a say in what’s done with it seems like another slap in the face,” Platoni told The Associated Press Tuesday afternoon.
Will the memorial be hijacked by Muslim interests as the Flight 93 memorial has been? Will the site become a “chapel” complete with Islamic prayer room?
Related: The Flight 93 Memorial mosque
A 21-year-od Iraqi immigrant was found guilty Tuesday on multiple counts of sexual assault, but innocent on one count of 1st degree assault.
Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, also known as Jay Hendrix, was charged in the brutal rape of a Colorado Springs woman in July 2012 at a west Colorado Springs apartment complex.
Ramadon could face life in prison; he will be sentenced April 18.
Four other Iraqi immigrants were also charged in connection to the crime, which left a semiconscious woman nearly dead and bleeding internally.
Three of the four other men, all of whom, along with Ramadon, were brought to the United States after helping U.S. military personnel in Iraq, had been accused of lying to police about the rape. They ended up with misdemeanor convictions.
The other man, Sarmad Fadhi “Levi” Mohammed, 26, was convicted of placing his penis in the woman’s mouth and is serving 16 years to life in prison.
The woman apparently went to the men’s apartment in after they were involved in a fight with soldiers in the complex parking lot.
The four men told police that Ramadon had shoved his hand into the woman’s rectum, which caused the internal bleeding. As Ramadon’s trial began, the jury heard conflicting portrayals of his involvement in the crime.
Ramadon was tried as “Hendrix,” a name he took after being brought to the United States with the help of a soldier with the same last name, but spelled “Hendrex.” The soldier’s experiences giving safe harbor to Ramadon are documented in the book “A Soldier’s Promise.”
Diana West tackles the harsh reality of U.S. soldiers bringing back young Muslims to the U.S. (even if with the best of intentions) in The Aftermath of Iraq — in Colorado.
So, it seems, young Ramadon had to leave the Hendrex house because he was unable to act like a civilized human being in the presence of the wife of his great sponsor, his mentor, his life-saver. Or maybe it was that he, a Muslim boy, was unable to act like a Western-civilized human being. In other words, it may well be the case that the “difficulties” Ramadon had being in “a house run by a woman” fell within the norm of Islamic-Iraqi-civilization — within the norms set by sharia (Islamic law)…
Surely, there are other Iraq vets (A-stan, too) who took young Iraqis “under their wing,” got them out, and brought them to US towns and farms. When things don’t work out as envisioned, have they, too, lost track of their erstwhile charges as they slipped into the US population?
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U.S. forces, winding down in Afghanistan, are finding new battlefronts in Africa.
According to published reports, a small team of U.S. advisors was sent “secretly” to Somalia to assist with operations against militants. Somalia has been at war with religious fundamentalists, called Al Shabab, but has made little headway against the group which still controls a large swath of the country.
“It is the first time U.S. troops have been stationed there since two helicopters were shot down and 18 American soldiers were killed in 1993,” wrote David Cloud in the Los Angeles Times.
Except back in 2010 when, US to help retake Mogadishu:
“It’s the Americans,” said Gen Mohamed Gelle Kahiye, the new chief of Somalia’s military, who said he recently shared plans about coming military operations with American advisers. “They’re helping us.”
…an American official predicted that American covert forces would get involved if the offensive, which could begin in a few weeks.
Back to the 2014 news.
“The U.S. soldiers assist a force of more than 18,000 under the auspices of the African Union, backed by the U.S. and other Western countries since deploying to Somalia in 2007 with logistics help, intelligence and planning,” officials told Cloud.
Although a small presence now, the number of advisors could expand in the coming year, a senior Defense Department official told the paper, and become a “permanent presence” on the Horn of Africa. He called it something “that’s been in works for a while.”
On the western portion of the continent, the U.S. and Nigeria have been working on a joint effort against insurgency and terrorism in that country.
Meanwhile, Obama is importing more Muslims from these Islamic hell holes into U.S. towns and cities, and down by the border,‘drug cartels are “killing each other” with .50-caliber machine guns and grenades near Fort Huachuca, Arizona…where only a “three-strand barbwire fence” is keeping any spillover of heavily armed cartel members out of the [U.S. military] compound’.
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Two foreign military officers who were training at Fort Leonard Wood and charged in October of last year with enticement of a child and harassment had their charges dropped, Pulaski County Prosecuting attorney Kevin Hillman said Friday.
“The victim’s family and I discussed the situation, and they did not want her to go through the further traumatization of two trials,” Hillman said.
The two foreign officers charged were Mohammed Mahmoud Omar Mefleh, of Jordan, and Antoine Chela, of Lebanon.
Hillman said the pair had the charges dropped as part of an agreement which required them to remain in jail for 90 days and pay for their incarceration costs, which were over $3,000 each.
“Right after the charges were dropped, the men were taken by Fort Leonard Wood officials and have to leave the country within 10 days. I expect them to be gone by Monday,” Hillman said.
“They can have no contact with minors and will not be allowed back in the country. The Department of Homeland Security will be tracking and monitoring the men until they leave the country.”
Hillman said dropping the charges was a tough call to make.
“This was a very difficult decision,” he said. “But the family did not want their daughter to be re-traumatizd, and I have to take that into consideration. If the men were convicted, the Missouri Department of Corrections could have deported them right after. It was not worth further ruining the young girl’s life.”
Hillman said Mefleh, who arrived in the U.S. in April 2013, was at the fort for the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Captains Career Course. Chela, arriving in October, was training at the fort for the Engineering Captains Career Course.
Why are we training Jordanian Muslims in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear warfare? Are they using them to oust Assad?
According to court records, the two men allegedly approached the young girl, 12, at a bus stop in October 2013 and asked the girl to enter their vehicle.
Later, the men later allegedly showed up at the front door of the girl’s home and asked her to unlock it.
When the men left the residence, the girl got the attention of a passing fire truck and reported what happened.
Roughly half an hour later after the girl reported the incident, Mefleh and Chela were arrested.
More detail from previous reports: Grand Jury indicts two foreign military officers for attempted child abduction
The victim told police that she was waiting for her younger sister at the bus stop when two men approached her on several occasions in an attempt to lure her into their vehicle, allegedly asking for sexual favors. Court documents state that the men asked the victim to “get into a car to go to a party and have sex,” and yelled at her to get into their vehicle.
After the victim ran into her home, according to the probable cause statement issued by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, the two men followed her to her home, banged on her door, and asked her if she “wanted to party,” and told her to unlock the door. After the men left, the victim ran outside and found a fireman in her neighbor to whom she reported the incident to.
Conclusion: Muslim immigration means sexual jihad.
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Previous post with more details on the Iraqi Muslims who drugged and gang raped an American woman – 5 Iraqi immigrants arrested in Colorado gang-rape.
An El Paso County jury on Wednesday heard clashing portrayals of Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, a 21-year-old Iraqi immigrant accused of “shoving” his hand into the rectum of a semiconscious woman, causing severe internal bleeding.
Charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, Ramadon – also known as Jay Hendrix – could face up to the rest of his life in prison if convicted.
His trial, which is expected to last two weeks, comes after an 11-month delay during which the case was held up as the Colorado Supreme Court considered an evidentiary dispute between prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Charged in the July 2012 assault at a west Colorado Springs apartment complex were Ramadon and four other Iraqi immigrants, all of whom were brought to the United States with the help of military members after assisting troops in Iraq.
One co-defendant, Sarmad Fadhi “Levi” Mohammed, 26, is serving 16 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him last year of placing his penis in the woman’s mouth. Three others were accused of lying to police about what they knew of the rape and ended up with misdemeanor convictions.
During opening statements Wednesday, prosecutor Michael Allen identified Ramadon as the man who brutalized the woman – inflicting an injury so severe that doctors say she could have died without medical intervention.
He said the woman’s ordeal ended only when “the unmistakable odor of feces filled the room,” prompting Mohammed to demand that she and Ramadon leave their apartment.
But according to Ramadon’s public defenders, their client wasn’t present when the woman was injured.
While all four co-defendants lived together and looked upon each other as brothers, Ramadon was an “acquaintance” and an “outsider,” said attorney Kim Chalmers, arguing that her client became a suspect only after police allowed his four co-defendants to ride together in a car, without an officer present, on their way to be interviewed about what happened.
“Believe it or not, they came up with a story,” Chalmers said.
Prosecutors said witnesses will help tie Ramadon to the crime, including a neighbor who said Ramadon knocked on his door in the early morning hours after the assault with the bleeding woman at his side.
One of Ramadon’s co-defendants is expected to testify that he witnessed the attack and saw fecal matter on Ramadon’s hand as he withdrew it from her body, Allen said. He said the woman wasn’t drunk but has no recall of her ordeal.
Prosecutors didn’t mention a claim heard at previous court proceedings that the woman was drugged.
The woman didn’t know the men but went to their apartment after witnessing a fight between Ramadon and soldiers in the complex parking lot, prosecutors said.
Ramadon is being tried under the name Hendrix, which he adopted after being brought to the United States with the help of 1st Sgt. Daniel Hendrex, whom Ramadon helped hunt down insurgents, including members of his own family.
In December it was reported that, Colo. Supreme Court suppresses Iraqi evidence.
The Colorado Supreme Court says a judge correctly tossed evidence against an Iraqi man accused of violating a woman in a sex assault case.
Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, who helped U.S. soldiers hunt insurgents in Iraq, was among five Iraqi men charged after a 2012 attack on an unconscious woman. He is being held on $250,000 bond pending a hearing Tuesday after his trial was delayed pending the evidence review.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday a judge correctly suppressed evidence against Ramadon after police told Ramadon he could get sent back to Iraq and possibly killed if he lied to them. Ramadon told authorities he helped the woman after the assault, but did take part.
Ramadon’s attorney did not return a phone call seeking comment.
3 out of 5 Mohameds. All Muslims. None yet deported. Three free and roaming the streets.
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A 26-year-old Laurel man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison after he admitted traveling to Africa to try to join the terrorist group al-Shabab and trashing his home computer so federal investigators could not track him, authorities said.
Craig Baxam was arrested by Kenyan authorities in December 2011, and he soon told FBI agents of his haphazard plan to elude them and connect with al-Shabab because he wanted to live somewhere that rigorously adhered to sharia, or Islamic, law, court papers say. He pleaded guilty to a charge of destroying records that might be used in a terrorism investigation and received the seven-year sentence as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors, authorities said.
Federal investigators have long worked to root out so-called homegrown terror suspects, and Special Agent Stephen E. Vogt, who heads the FBI’s Baltimore division, said in a statement that Baxam’s case “highlights the FBI’s highest investigative priority, the prevention of terrorist acts.” But the resolution of the case seems to demonstrate that Baxam did not precisely fit the bill of a would-be terrorist.
Baxam was not convicted of the initial charge of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, and his attorney, Linda Moreno, said he never advocated specific violence, nor did he procure weapons or attend any terrorist training camps.
A 2005 graduate of Laurel High School who was born in Takoma Park, Baxam had experience in the Army and admitted to investigators that he was willing to commit violence, according to the criminal complaint against him. But he said that he felt offensive jihad was questionable, and his main use for violence would be to defend al-Shabab’s Somali territories from potential invaders, according to the complaint.
Moreno said that the violence he spoke of was only hypothetical, “based on interviews with the FBI where the FBI asked him what if this happened, what if that happened, what if the following.”
“Craig wanted to live and practice his religion in a country where he felt that Muslims were not oppressed,” Moreno said. “This was not a terrorism case.”
Linda Moreno is a jihadist tool. Her client wanted to join Al Shabaab – the group that even the like-minded Huffington Post reported Al-Shabaab Claims Responsibility For Mall Attack In Nairobi, Kenya. That attack alone – on people shopping in a mall – killed at least 62 and injured more than 175, targeting non-Muslims.
Somalia ain’t where Muslims go to simply live a sharia-compliant life…unless it includes waging jihad. Moreno knows that.
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A criminal complaint charged Mozaffar Khazaee (aka Arash Khazaie) of shipping secret copyrighted documents relating to the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter Program and military jet engines to Iran.
Khazaee, who became naturalized in 1991 and holds dual U.S. and Iranian citizenship, allegedly obtained the information from defense contractors with whom he had been employed as an engineer.
The investigation against Khazaee opened in November after investigators from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service (CBP) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) noticed a shipment that Khazaee sent by truck from Connecticut to a freight forwarder in Long Beach, Cal. Although the documentation on the shipment said that it contained household goods, inspectors found “numerous boxes of documents consisting of sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material relating to the U.S. Air Force’s F35 Joint Strike Fighter program and military jet engines,” an affidavit attached to the complaint said.
Khazaee, who recently moved from Connecticut to Indianapolis, was arrested in Newark before he could get on a connecting flight to Frankfurt on his way to Tehran.
He made an initial court appearance Monday. The charge against him carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison if Khazaee is convicted.
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A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military intends to plead guilty in connection with the case, court documents show.
Craig Baxam of Laurel, Md., was arrested in Kenya in late 2011, and prosecutors said he was on his way to neighboring Somalia to join the terrorist group al-Shabab. Baxam was ultimately charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to the group. Baxam’s trial in federal court in Greenbelt, Md., was set to begin Monday, but this week prosecutors filed a court document signaling his intention to plead guilty in the case.
The 1-page document, called an “information,” suggests Baxam will plead guilty to obstruction of justice, destroying records “in contemplation of a federal investigation.” Baxam, 26, destroyed his computer before leaving from Africa and, according to a court document, told FBI agents that he did so because he “did not want anything on his record and it would help him to keep a low profile.”
The information says Baxam destroyed computer records “with the intent to obstruct, influence and impede a terrorism investigation” he believed would be conducted after he left for Somalia. The document does not say what will happen with the terrorism charge, though it will likely be dismissed at a hearing Monday.
Baxam’s lawyer, Linda Moreno, confirmed the document’s filing but said she could not comment on what will happen in court. She said it was not her client’s intent to support terrorism and said what her client did was “a long way from material support” of a terrorist group.
“It’s a different universe,” Moreno said.
Court documents say Baxam served in the Army from 2007 to 2011 and received intelligence training before serving in Iraq and Korea. He converted to Islam shortly before leaving the Army. Months later, he cashed out his savings and left for Africa. He told FBI agents who interviewed him in Kenya that he set out with $600 and $700 and planned to give the money to al-Shabab. Asked what he thought his role would be with al-Shabab, he told FBI agents “he would just be another body there.” He also allegedly said he was “looking for dying with a gun in my hand.”
Baxam’s attorney, however, previously argued in court papers that he was traveling to Somalia because he wanted to go live in a place governed by Islamic law. She argued that the charge against him should be dismissed for a number of reasons, including that he never contacted or attempted to contact al-Shabab. A judge allowed the case to go forward.
Are cases like this why sting operations are needed?
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Iraq is two weeks into a major offensive for cutting al Qaeda down – the first major military challenge the jihadists have faced in the past six years. Three armies are fighting alongside Iraq: the United States, Iran’s Al Qods Brigades officers and Syria.
via ABC News,
Former CIA Case Officer Robert Baer…describes the al Quds forces as the “bad guys … who 100 percent have American blood on their hands.”
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From behind enemy lines… ThinkProgress.
A deal between the House and Senate is set to clear the way for the the transfer of more than half of the current detainees at the prison in Guantanamo Bay to other countries, a move that Congress has long prevented.
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is one of the most closely watched bills to come out of the Congress each year, as it is considered one of the bills that a president is particularly loathe to veto. Each side of the Capitol’s initial draft of the Fiscal Year 2014 NDAA included a different view of what should be done with the 162 detainees remaining imprisoned in the United States’ outpost on Cuba. Within the Senate version, detainees would be allowed to be brought to the U.S. for trial in civilian courts. In the House’s draft, meanwhile, all current restrictions on prisoner transfers would remain in place.
In what’s being hailed as a compromise, the ban on moving detainees to the United States remains, while the president is given the authority to increase the number of detainees transferred to third countries. At present, 84 of the detainees set for release or transfer have yet to be moved; 55 of those would be reptriated to Yemen in the event they are given the green light from the Pentagon. President Obama in April pledged once more to make good on his campaign promise close the facility, with a boost in transfers included as part of the strategy.
“This is a bipartisan bill that meets our obligations to our men and women in uniform and their families and includes important reforms and authorities for the Department of Defense,” Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said. His Republican counterpart, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), agreed, urging his colleagues “to move quickly to pass this bill before we adjourn for the year.”
Transfers for those cleared to be sent overseas became one of the focal points of this year’s widespread hunger strike among the camp’s detainees. At its peak, more than 100 of the detention center’s occupants were on strike, refusing meals after their copies of the Quran were searched and their fellow inmates cleared for transfer remained in place. Gitmo authorities responded by force-feeding dozens of the strikers, in doing so drawing international condemnation for violating medical ethics. Army Capt. Jason Wright, a detainee lawyer, told ThinkProgress in March when asked about how to end the hunger strike that one step could be through providing hope to detainees, through the previously promised release of some of their co-inhabitants.
Several amendments were offered last year to aid in the closure of the base, but the only change to the NDAA that passed through Congress related to GTMO involved expansions of the prison, to the tune of $200 million. In recent months, however, Congress has finally begun to balk at the amount of money it costs to keep Guantanamo open. “The annual cost of holding a prisoner at the Supermax is $79,000,” CAP expert Ken Gude wrote at ThinkProgress last week. “At Guantanamo, that number is $2.7 million.”
Both costs are too high and too many in government are lining their pockets in the process.
The most recent transfer from Guantanamo took place on December 5, when two detainees — Djamel Saiid Ali Ameziane and Bensayah Belkecem — were sent to their country of origin, Algeria. Rather than being praised, however, activists are condemning the transfer due to Algeria’s record of human rights abuses. Instead, they would have preferred that the two had been transferred to a third country, such as Luxembourg who has offered to take in former detainees.
Send them all to their country of origin, with a bill, and let them be dealt with accordingly.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The deal looked sketchy from the start.
To outfit Afghanistan’s security forces with new helicopters, the Pentagon bypassed U.S. companies and turned instead to Moscow for dozens of Russian Mi-17 rotorcraft at a cost of more than $1 billion.
Senior Pentagon officials assured skeptical members of Congress that the Defense Department had made the right call. They repeatedly cited a top-secret 2010 study they said named the Mi-17 as the superior choice.
Turns out the study told a very different story, according to unclassified excerpts obtained by The Associated Press.
An American-made helicopter, the U.S. Army’s workhorse Chinook built by Boeing in Pennsylvania, was found to be “the most cost-effective single platform type fleet for the Afghan Air Force over a twenty year” period, according to the excerpts.
Lawmakers who closely had followed the copter deal were stunned.
Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Senate’s No. 2 GOP leader and one of the most vocal critics of the contract, said the Department of Defense “repeatedly and disingenuously” used the study to prove the necessity of buying Mi-17s.
“So why are we buying Russian helicopters when there are American manufacturers that can meet that very same requirement?” Cornyn asked. “Makes no sense whatsoever and the Department of Defense has steadfastly refused to cooperate with reasonable inquiries into why in the world they continue to persist along this pathway.”
As recently as September, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter cited the study in a letter to House members defending the decision. Carter left his job this past week.
The Pentagon denies it misled Congress.
Why, lawmakers from both political parties have demanded, is the U.S. purchasing military gear from Russia?
“We’re not dealing with a corrupt system. Corruption is the system,” said Stephen Blank, a Russia expert at the American Foreign Policy Council, a Washington think tank. “This is not a world we’re familiar with.”
Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, a high-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, said the arrangement has put American taxpayers in the intolerable position of subsidizing a company complicit in the atrocities occurring in Syria.
“The lack of straightforward information from the Pentagon on the ability of American-made helicopters to meet the mission in Afghanistan is but another factor severely undermining their credibility and justification for pursuing this sorely misguided procurement,” DeLauro said.
No Pentagon official was made available to speak on the record for this story.
Boeing executives informed congressional staff during a meeting held in late September that the cost of a refurbished CH-47D would be in the $12 million to $14 million range, according to a person knowledgeable about the discussion but not authorized to be identified as the source of the information.
That would make an overhauled Chinook $4 million to $6 million less than what the department is currently paying for Mi-17s, according to figures compiled by the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell, the Pentagon office that fills urgent requests for equipment from battlefield commanders.
Boeing spokesman Andrew Lee referred questions about Chinook costs to the Defense Department.
More at the link above.
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We’ve already covered four universities from the northeast to Florida and Texas. This excerpt from a Clarion Project expose lists at least seven more U.S. campuses where jihad sympathies reside, including the U.S. Naval Academy. via U.S. Professors Participate in Brotherhood-Linked Program
They learned about the Quran and Sunna from Professor Mahmoud Ayoub of Connecticut’s Hartford Seminary. IIIT donated over $1 million to endow a Chair in Islamic Chaplaincy at the school. As our earlier expose documented, the Seminary’s President has spoken at an IIIT fundraiser.
Contemporary Islamic Thought was taught by Dr. Ermin Sinanovic of the U.S. Naval Academy. He also lectured at IIIT headquarters last year.
Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh, was taught by Dr. Jasser Auda of the Qatar Foundation. The Foundation is strongly tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and its spiritual leader, Yousef al-Qaradawi.
Muslim World Affairs was taught by Dr. Muqtedar Khan of the University of Delaware. He previously spoke at IIIT headquarters about the Islamist political victories due to the Arab Spring.
The written account states that they were also instructed by Professor AbdulAziz Sachedina. He is the IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is also listed as a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia.
Islamic History and Civilization was taught by Dr. Imad ad-Dean Ahmed, a Muslim chaplain at American University in Washington, D.C. He also leads the Minaret of Freedom Institute.
Students attended an IIIT-sponsored conference towards the end of the program. According to the written account, one of the featured scholars was Professor Ali Mazrui of Binghamton University in New York.
Read it all.
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