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Fred Fleitz, who will be a part of Donald Trump’s team, is an expert on the Iran Nuclear Deal and is prominently mentioned in the article below. Mr. Fleitz will be speaking at ICON Lectures on October 17, 2017, in Chapel Hill, NC, regarding The Growing National Threat From Iran. Nancywww.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/12/trump_appoints_the_right_team_to_regain_the_middle_east.htmlAMERICAN THINKER.COMDecember 26, 2016
Trump appoints the right team to regain the Middle East
The Trump administration is dedicated to undoing the harm done by the Obama administration in the Iran Deal. To succeed, it needs the right team.
Relatively few people have heard of the Center for Security Policy. That’s about to change because it is playing a prominent, if not dominant role, in the Trump transition team in matters relating to Iran, Russia, China and Islam. Gone from the corridors of power is the Brookings Institution, who have a satellite office in Doha, Qatar along with their Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy, Martin Indyk. Soon, President Obama, the golfer, Secretary Kerry, the bicyclist and Secretary Clinton, the failure, will also be gone.
Biography – CLARE M. LOPEZ
VIDEO – CLARE LOPEZ – THE UNRAVELING OF THE IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT AND THE VULNERABILITY OF THE U.S. ELECTRICAL GRIDFriday, October 30th, 2015
A Syrian Kurdish fighter in Kobani, Syria, in January Associated Press
WorldMag.com, By J.C. DERRICK, May 18, 2015:
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: Clare Lopez, a member of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi—a group of former intelligence officers, military personnel, and national security experts—told me it comes as no surprise that Benghazi was a retaliatory attack since al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a video had called on the “sons of Libya” to avenge his deputy’s death. Lopez said the Judicial Watch release is “very significant,” because it “begins to peel back a little more of the layers of the onion about what was going on in Benghazi, and why that mission [facility] was there.”
Lopez, a former CIA officer who is now a vice president at the Center for Security Policy, said the commission has confirmed it was not the CIA but the State Department that managed the gun-running operation. According to Lopez, the department put up between $125,000 to $175,000 for each surface-to-air missile it funneled out of Libya to the Syrian battlefield.
WASHINGTON—Documents released today confirm the Obama administration knew weapons were flowing out of Benghazi, Libya, to Syrian rebels in 2012 even though the rebels had well-publicized ties to al-Qaeda and other extremist groups.
Previous reports, including one by WORLD in 2013, have linked U.S. involvement in Libya to arms flowing into Syria, but the new documents provide the first verification that contradicts administration officials and congressional Democrats who maintained there was no evidence to support it. The documents provide further confirmation that the CIA and the State Department—under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—received immediate intelligence that the attack was committed by al-Qaeda- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked brigades, even as Clinton and other officials claimed it was the result of rioting against a Muslim-bashing video.
“Weapons from the former Libya military stockpiles were shipped from the port of Benghazi, Libya, to the Port of Banias and the Port of Borj Islam, Syria,” says an October 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document released with heavy redactions. It notes the activity took place weeks before terrorists attacked the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, killing four Americans in September: “The weapons shipped during late-August 2012 were  sniper rifles,  RPGs, and  125 mm and 155 mm howitzers missiles.”
Judicial Watch, a Washington, D.C., watchdog group, obtained the cache of more than 100 documents after filing a lawsuit in federal court. The judge who ordered the release, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is a 2013 appointee of President Barack Obama.
“These documents are jaw-dropping,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said. “No wonder we had to file more FOIA lawsuits and wait over two years for them.” (more…)
Their Phoenix mosque maintains Shariah-compliant support for jihad
Washington Times, By Clare M. Lopez Clare M. Lopez is vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy.
– – Tuesday, May 5, 2015:
Both gunmen identified in the May 3 attack against the “Draw Muhammad” event at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, attended the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, according to news reports. Elton Simpson and his roommate, Nadir Soofi, both were known to mosque leadership dating from 2006, although Usama Shami, chairman of the mosque’s board of trustees, claimed they stopped attending recently.
Interestingly, the imam at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix (ICCP) is Sheikh Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz Ahmad Sulaiman, one of the so-called “flying imams,” who filed suit in March 2007 against US Airways officials for allegedly showing discrimination in removing them from a flight after the imams’ suspicious behavior raised alarm among crew and passengers. That behavior included loud praying at the gate area prior to boarding, refusal to sit in assigned seats, requests for seat belt extensions that were unnecessary and unused, and travel on one-way tickets with no checked baggage.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was demonstrated in federal District Court to be affiliated with Hamas (the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, a designated terrorist organization as listed by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates), and its attorney, Omar Mohammedi, a former president of CAIR’s New York chapter, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the six imams, including Imam Sulaiman.
The Egyptian-born Imam Sulaiman has served since 2002 as the imam at the ICCP, which was founded in 1982 and received its tax-exempt 501(c)3 status as a religious establishment. The ICCP website openly identifies the mosque as Shariah-compliant, with reference on its donations page to paying the “zakat,” an obligatory annual tax for all Muslims that is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and of which one-eighth must go to support jihad. According to its website, the ICCP’s property is owned by the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). The trust is yet another Muslim Brotherhood affiliate, as confirmed in a 2009 ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division, which identified the trust as a Hamas associate.
Imam Sulaiman is a member of the Washington, D.C.-based North American Imams Federation, whose board of trustees include the Jordanian-born Imam Omar Shahin (another of the so-called “Flying Imams” and former imam of the Islamic Center of Tucson, Ariz.) and Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whose name appeared on a U.S. government list of unindicted co-conspirators for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. (more…)
Warning Islam’s Influence on the U.S.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 08:02 AM PSTCrosstalk Home
Air February 10, 2015
Host: Vic Eliason
Guest: Pamela Geller
Pamela Geller is the founder, editor and publisher of PamelaGeller.com and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA). She is the author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism and American Complacency and also Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily, the American Thinker, Breitbart.com and other publications.
Last week at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama told listeners that during the Crusades and Inquisition people did terrible deeds in the name of Christ.
Pamela believes this is proof that our president is siding with the jihadi force. The idea that he has no problem citing Christian motives to the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition (which were a response to Islamic jihad war, land appropriations, cultural annihilation and enslavement) but cannot make that same claim to the jihad we see today speaks volumes about his heart.
She also noted that today we don’t see anyone slaughtering, maiming, amputating, and setting alight non-Christians, we don’t see Christians screaming that Christ is the greatest, yet we see this behavior every day in the Muslim world.
President Obama also alleges that Islam has been hijacked. Pamela pointed to the fact that jihadists are quoting the Quran by chapter and verse and using Mohammed as their perfect example. So why didn’t President Obama say that 1,000 years ago Christianity was being hijacked? Instead he cited slavery and Jim Crow as though these things were sanctioned in the name of Christ while omitting the current slavery of non-Muslims in Muslim countries.
This Crosstalk is packed with vital information as Pamela also commented on the following:
–How are jihadists managing to obtain recruits from the West?
–How significant is the support of ISIS within our own borders?
–The Islamic Sharia tribunal in Texas.
–Examples showing how the Justice Department is acting as the defacto legal arm
of Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood groups in America.
–An anti-foreign law (anti-Sharia) bill in Montana.
–Is there opposition coming from higher level FBI personnel to the agents who
know that the jihad threat is being nurtured in mosques around America?
–Is the Muslim Brotherhood actually preparing to form a U.S. political party?
–Is the government really doing everything it can to fight ISIS?
–A separate race category for Muslims in the next U.S. census?
–Why Pamela has been banned from the U.K.