Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Obama Appoints Islamist-Sympathizer With Ties To CAIR To Investigate Benghazi Terror Attack

From the Blaze:

Is the man the Obama administration appointed on October 4 as key investigator for the terror attacks in Benghazi an Islamist-sympathizer? According to recently published reports, the new chairman of a State Department’s “Accountability Review Board,” which is heading the federal investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks, has been accused of being an “apologist for Islamic terrorism who has a cozy relationship with Iran.” 
What’s more, the man in question — former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering — has documented ties with the controversial group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, of course, is a documented Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial — the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history. 
To make matters worse, Pickering is also co-chairman of the board of George Soros’ International Crisis Group who has ties to other Islamic organizations as well, including the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), which has been described as pro-Iran “front group.” 
NIAC lost what Matthew Vadum at FrontPageMag describes as ”an important defamation case in federal court last month in which it unsuccessfully argued the group was not a tool of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”


Nicoenarg said...

This just keeps getting better and better.

This is what the administration's doing. Imagine this:

"Nicolas murders John Doe. Obama hires Nicolas to find out what happened and Nicolas says, "I have no freakin idea what you're talking about! John Doe just died. I had nothing to do with it. Obama says, "See? I investigated and there's nothing wrong with it."

Reminds me of another story. "A Muslim tells a non Muslim. Islam is the truest of all religions out there. The non Muslim asks him how he can prove that. The Muslim smiles and proudly presents the Quran as proof. The non Muslim says how can he be so sure that what the Quran says is true. The Muslim says, "because the Quran is the word of Allah". The non Muslim asks how he knows that. The Muslim says "Because the Quran says so."

The non Muslim gets frustrated and says to the Muslim that he can't use the Quran to prove the Quran is the word of Allah, he needs external, independent evidence. The Muslim says, "Of course I can use it to prove my point." The non Muslim asks, "How so?" The Muslim says, "Because the Quran says so."

The non Muslim shoots himself because he can't take the idiocy any longer. THE END"

Nicoenarg said...

Where was I again...?

Pastorius said...

I would have expected it to end with the Muslim blowing the non-Muslim up, but yeah....

Nicoenarg said...

Nah, happens too often. Its gotten boring now.

Epaminondas said...

Pickering is UNTOUCHABLE on this basis.
He was Bush 41's Russian, Indian, and UN ambassador. HE was also Ambassador to Israel while Yizhat Shamir was Israeli PM and relations SUCKED over settlements and his overt public criticisms of same (right or wrong)
BTW ..the "American Iranian Council, an organization devoted to the normalization of relations between Iran and America"

Never the less, Pickering is a LONG TERM statey - if having the appearance of an arabist. So was George Marshall is what my answer would be to this criticism if I was on the other side of this debate.

Pickering is a 'safe' pick

Reliapundit said...

didge u know that was my photoshop?


Pastorius said...

I did know that a month ago, but I had forgotten.

Pastorius said...

It's very appropriate for this story, isn't it?