Re­set­ting the for­eign pol­icy agenda

This must be sup­ported by ex­perts who are knowl­e­gable about the Is­lamist threat

The Washington Times Daily - - COMMENTARY - By James A. Lyons

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion with a new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly, has a unique op­por­tu­nity to re­set its agenda and ful­fill its cam­paign prom­ises. The fir­ing of An­thony Scara­mucci as White House com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor by the new chief of staff, was a step in the right di­rec­tion. Clearly, the next or­der of busi­ness must be a purge of all Obama holdover “un­der­cover agents” from not only the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil (NSC) but from all gov­ern­ment agen­cies.

This must in­clude the Depart­ment of State and Depart­ment of De­fense, as well as all in­tel­li­gence agen­cies. Equally im­por­tant is their re­place­ment with ex­pe­ri­enced, knowl­edge­able ex­perts. Once this is ac­com­plished, I am sure the pres­i­dent will no longer be

re­ceiv­ing “po­si­tion /strat­egy” pa­pers that Iran is in com­pli­ance with the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s dis­as­trous nu­clear agree­ment with Iran.

Next, there must be a purge of the Mus­lim Brother­hood stealth op­er­a­tives and ‘fel­low trav­el­ers’ from all gov­ern­ment na­tional se­cu­rity and in­tel­li­gence agen­cies as well as among con­gres­sional staffers. Ac­tu­ally, the Mus­lim Brother­hood has had a de­ter­mined pro­gram to pen­e­trate all U.S. gov­ern­ment agen­cies for well over 50 years.

There is no ques­tion the Mus­lim Brother­hood should be des­ig­nated a sub­ver­sive or­ga­ni­za­tion. There are many rea­sons why they should be so des­ig­nated. How­ever, the pres­i­dent only needs to look at one, their de­ter­mi­na­tion to de­stroy Amer­ica from within and re­place the Con­sti­tu­tion with the sev­enth cen­tury Is­lamic Shariah law.

The Depart­ment of Jus­tice must re­visit the 2008 Holy Land Foun­da­tion Ha­mas ter­ror fi­nanc­ing trial. Even though the statute of lim­i­ta­tions on that trial’s charges has now ex­pired, all the back­ground data is still valid. After the trial, The Mus­lim Brother­hood com­pletely changed the way it op­er­ates inside the U.S. — they now em­ploy dozens of top lawyers to en­sure they are op­er­at­ing within U.S. law — no more cash from or to bad guy ter­ror groups — and still they man­age a sub­ver­sive agenda, be­cause we are blind to their ob­jec­tives and have an open so­ci­ety.

It will fully jus­tify des­ig­nat­ing the Mus­lim Brother­hood along with their two ma­jor front or­ga­ni­za­tions, Coun­cil on Amer­i­can Is­lamic Re­la­tions (CAIR) and the Is­lamic So­ci­ety of North Amer­ica (ISNA), with sub­ver­sive ac­tiv­ity.

Both were unin­dicted co-con­spir­a­tors in the Holy Land Foun­da­tion Trial, yet to this day, they still have far too easy en­tre to our gov­ern­ment agen­cies and se­nior of­fi­cials. When­ever there is an act of Is­lamic ter­ror in the United States, the first group too many of­fi­cials, fed­eral and lo­cal, turns to is CAIR. Mind­bog­gling. The Mus­lim Brother­hood and its front groups have been des­ig­nated as in­ter­na­tional ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tions by Egypt, Saudi Ara­bia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emi­rates and Rus­sia.

There clearly is a lack of in-depth knowl­edge in the ad­min­is­tra­tion not only about the threat of Is­lam it­self but also the threat from the Mus­lim Brother­hood, which is the van­guard of the global Is­lamic move­ment inside the U.S. Un­til it is un­der­stood that Is­lam is a to­tal­i­tar­ian ide­ol­ogy, bent on world dom­i­na­tion mas­querad­ing as a re­li­gion, we will not be suc­cess­ful in de­feat­ing this threat. It af­fects all our Mid­dle East strat­egy as well as do­mes­tic pol­icy re­gard­ing the Is­lamist move­ment.

The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion needs to bring in ex­perts who can ad­dress this dilemma and help re­move all Mus­lim Brother­hood in­flu­ence from our gov­ern­ment agen­cies and re­write our train­ing man­u­als that were purged by the Mus­lim Brother­hood — which was al­lowed to de­mand re­moval of any­thing link­ing Is­lam with ter­ror­ism. Our mil­i­tary and law enforcement agen­cies need those train­ing man­u­als cor­rected so that they can un­der­stand the en­emy they are fight­ing.

The crim­i­nal­ity of our gov­ern­ment agen­cies also must be ex­posed. Our war­riors did not pay the ul­ti­mate price so that elected and ap­pointed of­fi­cials could con­duct crim­i­nal and il­le­gal acts and not be held ac­count­able. That in­cludes Hil­lary Clin­ton, the for­mer sec­re­tary of State. Ques­tions still sur­round the Ura­nium One deal that turned over 20 per­cent of our ura­nium de­posits to a Rus­sian owned com­pany.

The Clin­ton Foun­da­tion re­ceived over $140 mil­lion from the Cana­dian busi­ness­men who sold their com­pany, which held those ura­nium re­serves, to the Rus­sians. Hil­lary’s State Depart­ment was one of the key agen­cies that had to sign off on the deal.

The “Pay to Play” Clin­ton Foun­da­tion can­not be given a pass. Sep­a­rately, there was the trans­fer of our tech­nol­ogy to the Skolkovo project, Mr. Putin’s ver­sion of “Sil­i­con Val­ley” dis­re­gard­ing all warn­ings from the FBI that such a tech­nol­ogy trans­fer would only en­hance Rus­sian mil­i­tary ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Rus­sia didn’t need in­dus­trial espionage, we were giv­ing them our tech­nol­ogy. Un­be­liev­able.

We can­not over­look “Fast and Fu­ri­ous” or the IRS scan­dals ei­ther. Why hasn’t the IRS Com­mis­sioner, John Kosk­i­nen been re­placed? Of course, we can­not over­look the tragedy of Beng­hazi. Why has none of these clearly crim­i­nal acts re­sulted in crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tions? We are not a Third World coun­try. We are the gold stan­dard. Our Con­sti­tu­tion is not for sale. They must be held ac­count­able.

Clearly, Mr. Trump needs to ap­point a “truth com­mis­sion” to ex­pose all the il­le­gal ac­tiv­ity. It is all part of mak­ing Amer­ica great again. It also must be done to serve as a les­son to fu­ture po­lit­i­cal lead­ers that they will be held ac­count­able.


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