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Media ‘Fact-Checkers’ Erase Sidney Blumenthal’s Key Role in Obama Birther Muck

Sid Vicious has long history of terrorizing those who stand between Clintons and power

Sidney Blumenthal (C), a longtime advisor to former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, arrives to be deposed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol June 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Sidney Blumenthal (C), a longtime advisor to former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, arrives to be deposed by the House Select Committee on Benghazi in the House Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol June 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Purported media fact-checkers are “refuting” Donald Trump’s debate claim that the 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign birtherized Barack Obama without responding to his specifics.

It is impossible to tell from the CNN.com, NBCNews.com and ABCNews.com and New York Times fact check items on Trump’s exchange with moderator Lester Holt that he singled out key Hillary advisor Sidney Blumenthal for peddling the rumor to a Washington reporter in 2008.

Holt asked Trump what “took you so long” to finally acknowledge Barack Obama was born in the United States.

Trump replied, “I’ll tell you very — well, just very simple to say. Sidney Blumenthal works for the campaign and a close, very close friend of Secretary Clinton. And her campaign manager, Patti Doyle, went to — during the campaign, her campaign against President Obama, fought very hard. And you can go look it up, and you can check it out.

“And if you look at CNN this past week, Patti Solis Doyle was on Wolf Blitzer saying that this happened. Blumenthal sent McClatchy, highly respected reporter at McClatchy, to Kenya to find out about it. They were pressing it very hard. She failed to get the birth certificate. When I got involved, I didn’t fail. I got him to give the birth certificate. So I’m satisfied with it. And I’ll tell you why I’m satisfied with it.”

The ABCNews.com fact-check sounded like the spin somebody would expect from progressive truth policers Media Matters.

NBC News.com completely omitted the crucial Blumenthal reference from its fact-check item. “Trump said Clinton and her campaign started the ‘birther’ movement” but “they didn’t.”

Actually, he did not expressly say Clinton and her campaign started it; he merely noted how they allegedly pushed it. The misleading summation linked to a Politifact round-up of the issue. It noted that a Clinton campaign volunteer, later fired, circulated an email claiming Obama was born in Kenya.

But the Poltifact story completely omitted new claims by former McClatchy Washington Bureau chief James Asher that in 2008, Hillary Clinton’s top advisor Sidney Blumenthal convinced him to send a reporter to Kenya to investigate the possibility that Obama was born there.

In sum, the NBCNews.com item was an incomplete account of Trump’s own words linked to a misleading and separate fact-check of the issue in order to discredit something he didn’t really say.

The ABCNews.com fact-check sounded like the spin somebody would expect from progressive truth policers Media Matters.

“Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton loyalists started the false rumor about Obama’s citizenship also doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, as the AP and other news outlets have noted. No one in Clinton’s camp publicly questioned Obama’s citizenship, and when Clinton got wind of smears about Obama’s roots or religion, she either rejected or ignored them.”

Nobody “publicly” questioned it? That sounds like a deliberate attempt to write around the issue. ABC News basically refuted something Trump didn’t say. His comments at the debate made very clear Blumenthal was pushing the rumorprivately—behind the scenes.

CNN.com’s fact check simply omitted several crucial facts. Their headline noted that Trump said “She was involved’ in spreading birtherism”

Official ruling: FALSE

The debate wasn’t the first time Trump has alleged Clinton spread the lie that Obama was not born in the US. But it’s still wrong. A 2008 Clinton campaign volunteer coordinator was fired after forwarding an email promoting the conspiracy theory, but the campaign itself never questioned Obama’s birthplace.”

Actually, the former McClatchy News Washington bureau chief offered considerable details in claiming the campaign did just that.

Meanwhile, from the department of be grateful for small favors, Washington Post Fact-Checker Glenn Kessler did respond to the specifics Trump raised but proceeded to accept at face value Blumenthal’s flat-out denial that he ever peddled the story to McClatchy.

But what about James Asher’s claim that Blumenthal convinced him to investigate whether Obama was Kenyan born?

“To support the debunked notion that Clinton’s campaign originated ‘birther’ rumors during the 2008 presidential campaign, Trump pointed to these two examples. But they don’t add up to much of anything,” Kessler and co-authorMichelle Ye Hee Lee insisted.

“Solis Doyle did say in a recent CNN interview that in December 2007, a volunteer coordinator in Iowa forwarded an email perpetuating the birther conspiracy,” but Hillary Clinton fired her.

But what about James Asher’s claim that Blumenthal convinced him to investigate whether Obama was Kenyan born?  “Blumenthal, declining to elaborate further, said in a statement to The Fact Checker: ‘This is false. Period. Donald Trump cannot distract from the fact that he is the one who embraced and promoted the birther lie, and bears the responsibility for it.’”

Shouldn’t this flat-out denial from Blumenthal have merited more skepticism given his history of trash-talking anybody who threatens the power and prestige of Bill and Hillary?  In 1999, Blumenthal denied under oath that he had told reporters on background that Monica Lewinsky was a “stalker.”

But in a sworn affidavit, the late Christopher Hitchens claimed he used that very word to him while trying to discredit Lewinsky.

The New York Times, which recently published a news story about Trump’s supposed pathological untruthfulness that sounded like a liberal psychiatrist’s op-ed, published the same misleading Associated Press fact check that ABC News apparently used.

“Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton loyalists started the false rumor about Obama’s citizenship also doesn’t hold up to scrutiny, as the AP and other news outlets have noted. No one in Clinton’s camp publicly questioned Obama’s citizenship, and when Clinton got wind of smears about Obama’s roots or religion, she either rejected or ignored them.”

The relevant facts about Sidney Blumenthal—dating back to the late 1990s—are suddenly not fit to print. Go figure.

Evan Gahr, Washington Gadfly columnist for the Daily Caller, was a press critic for the late New York Post editorial page editor Eric Breindel

Media ‘Fact-Checkers’ Erase Sidney Blumenthal’s Key Role in Obama Birther Muck

 
 

Special Ops Pushing Pentagon to define Islamic roots of terrorism

The two leading terrorist organizations are al Qaeda and the Islamic State, which are defined as “violent extremist organizations.” That is the paper’s only use of the word “Islamic,” and there is no use of “Muslim” or “Salafi.”

Republican nominee Donald Trump criticizes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for refusing to define the threat as “radical Islamic terrorism.”


President Barack Obama walks with Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., his nominee to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Obama …

– The Washington Times – Sunday, September 25, 2016

U.S. Special Operations Command has privately pressed the staff of the nation’s highest-ranking military officer to include in his upcoming National Military Strategy a discussion of the Sunni Muslim ideology underpinning the brutality of the Islamic State group and al Qaeda.

Thus, behind the scenes, the Pentagon’s top brass have entered a debate coursing through the presidential campaign: how to define an enemy the U.S. military has been fighting for 15 years.

The National Military Strategy, authored by the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, is one of the most important guidances issued to global combatant commanders. It prioritizes threats to the nation and how to blunt them.

The 2015 public version does not mention Islamic ideology. It lists terrorists under the ambiguous category of “violent extremist organizations” and singles out al Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford took the chairmanship of the Joint Chiefs of Staff two months later and is now preparing his first National Military Strategy.

Special Operations Command wants the National Military Strategy to specifically name Salafi jihadism as the doctrine that inspires violent Muslim extremists. Salafi jihadism is a branch within Sunni Islam. It is embraced by the Islamic State and used to justify its mass killings of nonbelievers, including Shiite Muslims, Sunnis and Kurds, as well as Christians.

People knowledgeable about the discussion told The Washington Times that SoCom has not been able to persuade Gen. Dunford’s staff to include Salafi jihadism in any strategy draft. It is unclear whether Gen. Dunford has been briefed on the proposals.

Spokesmen for the Joint Staff and U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, told The Times that they could not comment on a pending strategy. Gen. Dunford’s strategy will be classified in its entirety, meaning there will be no public version as was issued by his predecessor, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, in 2015.

Special Operations Command is headed by Army Gen. Raymond A. Thomas III, a veteran terrorist hunter who led Joint Special Operations Command, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden and many other extremists.

There does not appear to be an effort to include the words “radical Islamic terrorism” in the strategy. But including a discussion of Salafi jihadism would tie acts of terrorism to Islamic ideology.

President Obama has fiercely rejected any connection between Islam the faith and al Qaeda, the Islamic State or any other Muslim terrorist organizations. He argues that they have corrupted the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran. His administration refers to them as simply “extremists.”

The counterargument from many U.S. national security analysts and Muslim scholars is that mass killings are rooted in the Koran and other primary writings and preachings of credible Islamic scholars and imams. These teachings at some mosques and on social media encourage youths to become radical Islamists.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ruthless Islamic State founder, is a cleric who studied at a seminary in Iraq. Al-Baghdadi has a Ph.D. in Koranic studies from Iraq’s Saddam University.

‘War of ideas’

If the cycle of global jihadism is to be broken, they say, U.S. officials must accurately assess the nature of the threat and its doctrines. If not, Gen. Dunford’s National Military Strategy is, in essence, directing commanders to ignore threat doctrine and relinquish the information battlefield to the enemy.

“If you look at threat doctrine from that perspective, it’s a much bigger problem because it’s not just the violent jihadists; it’s the nonviolent jihadists who support them,” said one person knowledgeable about the National Military Strategy. “Pretending there is no relationship between the violent jihadists and Islam isn’t going to win. We’re completely ignoring the war of ideas. We’re still in denial. We’re pretending the enemy doesn’t exist.”

A joint counterterrorism report by the American Enterprise Institute and the Institute for the Study of War concluded:

“Salafi-jihadi military organizations, particularly ISIS and al Qaeda, are the greatest threat to the security and values of American and European citizens.”

The Islamic State is also known as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh.

Albert M. Fernandez, who was the State Department’s chief of strategic communication, said that on some level, if not the U.S. directly, people need to talk about the form of Salafi jihadism that promotes violence.

“Using the word ‘extremism’ is extraordinarily vague language,” he said.

Some voices in the Muslim hierarchy differ with Mr. Obama and say the encouragement of violence is a problem that Islam must confront.

One such leader is Hassen Chalghoumi, imam of the Drancy Mosque in Paris. France has Europe’s largest Muslim population and has been wracked by a series of brutal terrorist attacks planned and inspired by the Islamic State.

Mr. Chalghoumi spoke last year at a conference in Washington sponsored by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks jihadi social media and promotes moderate Islamic leaders.

Mr. Chalghoumi said mosques are one “battlefront” in the war on extremism.

“The third battlefront is the mosques, in many of which there is incitement to anti-Semitism, hate and ultimately violence,” he said. “This is the most critical battlefront regarding the future of Islam and its relationship with other religions. But even this one is not solely internal. The government should have a role in prohibiting money from terrorist organizations from reaching mosques and guiding their activities. It should prevent extremist leaders from preaching in pulpits from which they can abuse their power and spew hate and violence. It should make sure that the people who preach religion to others are qualified and endorse human values.”

Teaching terrorism

Advocates of publicly discussing the influence of Salafi jihadism point to Sahih al-Burkhari. It is a nine-volume collection of Sunni Muslim dictates from historical figures that is held as only second in importance to the Koran.

Volume 4, Book 56, justifies the killings of non-Muslims. “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him,” says one apostle of the Prophet Muhammad.

Volume 9, Book 88, contains this: “During the last days there will appear some young foolish people who will say the best words but their faith will not go beyond their throats (i.e., they will have no faith) and will go out from (leave) their religion as an arrow goes out of the game. So, where-ever you find them, kill them, for who-ever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection.”

Robert Spencer is an author who runs Jihad Watch, a nonprofit that reports on Islamic extremism.

He explains that Salafi Jihadism is a vehicle for taking the teachings of the Koran and applying them to jihad.

“The Islamic State scrupulously follows the Koran and Sunnah in its public actions, including its pursuit of jihad, and provides in Dabiq its Islamic justification for even its most controversial actions,” he said. “Thus the Islamic State is essentially the apotheosis [highest form] of Salafi Jihadism.”

The Sunnah contains the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. Dabiq is a town in Syria where a final battle between Muslims and Christians supposedly will take place.

A 2008 strategy paper from Harvard University’s John M. Olin Institute said:
“Like all ideologies, Salafi-Jihadists present a program of action, namely jihad, which is understood in military terms. They assert that jihad will reverse the tide of history and redeem adherents and potential adherents of Salafi-Jihadist ideology from their misery. Martyrdom is extolled as the ultimate way in which jihad can be waged — hence the proliferation of suicide attacks among Salafi-Jihadist groups.”

Defining the enemy

How to define the Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq and has franchises in over 20 countries, has been a hot topic in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Republican nominee Donald Trump criticizes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for refusing to define the threat as “radical Islamic terrorism.”

He has surrounded himself with advisers who do see the threat that way. Former CIA Director James Woolsey, who has authored papers on the extremist Islamic threat, has joined the campaign as a foreign policy adviser.

Another Trump spokesman is retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who led the Defense Intelligence Agency under Mr. Obama. He has said he was fired by the White House for promoting the idea that there is a radical Islamic movement that must be confronted.

One of Mr. Trump’s most ubiquitous surrogates is former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who was on Fox News on Saturday morning again criticizing Mrs. Clinton for not defining the threat.

Mrs. Clinton at one point said “radical jihadists” is the proper description. After the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida, by an Islamic State follower, she said “radical Islam” is permissible. She infrequently uses either term.

“Inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and threatening to ban the families and friends of Muslim Americans as well as millions of Muslim businesspeople and tourists from entering our country hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror,” she said in June, taking a swipe at Mr. Trump. “So does saying that we have to start special surveillance on our fellow Americans because of their religion.”

The Defense Department on a few occasions has purged from its ranks those who advocate a discussion on how Islam the religion encourages violence.

In 2008, during the George W. Bush administration, the Pentagon ended a contract with Stephen Coughlin, an Army Reserve officer and lawyer. His consulting work centered on showing the links between Islamic law and violent extremism.

In 2012, in the Obama administration, Gen. Dempsey, then the Joint Chiefs chairman, publicly admonished Army Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley for linking the roots of Islamic teachings to the terrorism’s ideology today. Col. Dooley was removed as a teacher at Joint Forces College within the National Defense University and given a poor performance evaluation.

A student linked some of his training materials, and Muslims complained to the White House.

Gen. Dempsey called Col. Dooley’s training materials “academically irresponsible.”

The university’s teaching guidance says it permits outside-the-box instruction.

Muslim groups have petitioned the White House to end what they consider anti-Muslim training.

One set of complaints came in an October 2011 letter from 57 Islamic groups to Mr. Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, now the CIA director. Mr. Brennan refuses to use the words “Islamic extremists” or “radical Islamic terrorism.”

Some of the groups were unindicted co-conspirators in a federal terrorist financing prosecution in Texas. They also have ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is a world ruled by Islamic law.

Gen. Dempsey issued the Pentagon’s last National Military Strategy a little over a year ago.

It says the two leading terrorist organizations are al Qaeda and the Islamic State, which are defined as “violent extremist organizations.” That is the paper’s only use of the word “Islamic,” and there is no use of “Muslim” or “Salafi.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/25/pentagons-top-brass-explores-islamic-ideologys-tie/

 
 

Former Mexican Diplomat: Actually, Trump Could Easily Force Mexico To Pay For The Wall

Mexican diplomat doesn’t like Trump, but says Trump is right!

Liberals scoff every time Donald Trump says he’s going to make Mexico pay for a wall on our southern border …
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Breaking: Guccifer 2.0 Releases More DNC Docs, Exposing More Corruption

New evidence proves Clinton was always the Democratic choice

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton .

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Photo: Justin Sullivan for Getty

On September 23, hacker Guccifer 2.0 released more documents obtained from theDemocratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Last week, WikiLeaks directly released files from Guccifer 2.0 through their Twitteraccount. Among them was a high-profile donor list revealing the pay-to-play appointments of several ambassadorships and other positions by President Barack Obama. On September 15, Guccifer 2.0 released several DCCC memos on aWordPress site, including one from Ohio dated December 9, 2015 that referred toHillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee before the primaries began, even though Sen. Bernie Sanders was just a few points behind Clinton in most polls. “With former Governor Ted Strickland and Secretary Clinton on the ballot, there will be a boost from the top of the ticket,” read the memo.

Based on many similar memos and documents released by Guccifer 2.0 from theDemocratic National Committee (DNC) and DCCC, it appears the Democratic Partyleadership felt strangely self-assured Clinton would be their presidential nominee before a single vote was cast. The Clinton campaign and DNC have not disputed the veracity of any files or documents leaked, rather they have portrayed themselves as the victims of Russian hackers to divert attention from the content of the leaks.

Guccifer 2.0’s latest release includes a dossier file of DCCC Chair Ben Ray Lujan, a Democratic congressman from New Mexico. The extensive file includes hundreds of pages of statements, speeches, financial data and weak and strong points in anticipation of his re-election bid this November, and likely to prepare his political career for bigger ambitions. Among the weak points listed in the dossier is nepotism, as Ben Ray Lujan’s father, Ben Lujan Sr. was the Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives, and helped Lujan initially get elected to congress. Lujan’s cousin,Michelle Lujan Grisham, also serves in congress for a separate district in New Mexico.

One document provides talking points for Lujan to make a call to controversial New Jersey Democratic donor George Norcross in March 2015. “We need Mr. Norcross’ help in recruiting top targets such as State Sen. Van Drew, to run in NJ-2.  Ideally, he would call the recruits that we feel are the best and encourage them to run,” read the memo. “Likewise it would be ideal if he could mention his support when asked by others in his powerful circle. This will help to validate our candidates with the political and donor classes.” In a 2013 article, Philadelphia Magazine called Norcross “the man who destroyed democracy.” The DCCC memo reveals the Democratic Party has not only embraced wealthy donors influencing the political system but aggressively courts their input in pushing for their mutually preferred candidates.

Another memo dated April 2016 details a congressional race in Utah and notes, “Trump is extremely unpopular in Utah. Public polling has shown that Hillary Clinton could beat Trump in the very conservative state.” The memo provides further evidence the Democratic Party developed their short-term and long-term strategies with Clinton in mind as their nominee. Sanders wasn’t mentioned at all as a possible option or alternative; strategies incorporating him as the potential nominee were never discussed in these memos.

Breaking: Guccifer 2.0 Releases More DNC Docs, Exposing More Corruption

 
 

The FBI Investigation of EmailGate Was a Sham

NSA Analyst: We now have incontrovertible proof the Bureau never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton.

The Bureau turned its back on its own traditions of floating above partisan politics in the pursuit of justice.
From the moment the EmailGate scandal went public more than a year ago, it was obvious that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never had much enthusiasm for prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her friends. Under President Obama, the FBI grew so politicized that it became impossible for the Bureau to do its job – at least where high-ranking Democrats are concerned.
 
 

Grand Dragon of KKK Endorses Hillary Proclaiming KLAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN a Democrat Organization: $ 20,000 Donated

 
 

MEDIA LIED: Cascade Mall Shooter NOT Latino! Arcan Cetin, Islamic Hillary Supporter..

But why oh why would they lie about this?
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Billionaire Soros In Hot Water After Leaked Emails Show What He Hopes BLM Riots Will Accomplish

Billionaire Soros In Hot Water After Leaked Emails Show What He Hopes BLM Riots Will Accomplish
A leaked document has exposed a billionaire’s plan to fuel police protests in order to spark a national movement.

The movement, the man hopes, will abolish local police and put in place U.S. federal police force that would answer directly to the president. The fact that the man has significant influence over a current U.S. presidential candidate reveals there may be a major plot cooking.

George Soros is a Hungarian-American business entrepreneur and political activist. The multi-billionaire has long had a hand in manipulating politics and world events. He’s known as the man who ‘broke the Bank of England’ after he manipulated finances to force England to pull out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 1992.

 A memo that was leaked by Soros last month shows that Soros hopes to ‘take advantage of the crisis’ that has strained relationships between police and people of color as a way to ‘create a national movement.’ He’s funded a number of progressive organizations, including BLM, in hopes that fueling the fires will help further his agenda. “The police killings of African-American men in Ferguson, Staten Island, most recently in North Charleston, Baltimore, and many other American cities, highlight that reform of policing policy and practice must be integral to our criminal justice agenda,” reads the memo, according to ‘Breitbart News.’

Soros’s ties to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton go way back and make his efforts to manipulate politics according to his own agenda questionable. He’s donated some $8 million to Clinton’s presidential campaign, as well as millions to other Clinton-backing super PACs. He’s donated $25 million in total to Democratic candidates.

In a series of leaked Clinton emails from when she was Secretary of State, Soros apparently sent her orders on how to conduct U.S. foreign policy. An email forwarded to Clinton from Soros outlined what look like step-by-step instructions for Clinton to take after a situation in Albania. Days after the email was sent, Clinton took the exact actions Soros had listed.

Soros ultimately would like to see all country borders dissolved and a one-world nation run by the UN. The United States is not the only country in which he has a heavy hand manipulating key political players and causes. Some speculate that Clinton, if elected, would be just another puppet with strings for Soros to pull.

Source: Mad World News

 
 

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