Clin­ton’s ter­ror ties

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - DAVID KERST Tracy, Cal­i­for­nia

Out of con­cern for fight­ing ter­ror­ism in their na­tions and world­wide, political lead­ers from Egypt and Libya have a sim­ple re­quest: Keep Hil­lary Clin­ton out of the White House.

In Septem­ber mem­bers of the Egyp­tian del­e­ga­tion to the United Na­tions met with Don­ald Trump and Clin­ton, of­fer­ing high praise for Trump and blast­ing Clin­ton with strong crit­i­cism. It says much about the lousy, one-sided anti-Trump cov­er­age of the Amer­i­can me­dia when lead­ers from Egypt, one of the longest­stand­ing Mus­lim na­tions in world his­tory, praise Trump -- and the story gets al­most zero cov­er­age. Egyp­tian of­fi­cials have ex­pressed ou­trage over the Obama-Clin­ton sup­port for the Mus­lim Brother­hood (a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion) and be­lieve Clin­ton would con­tinue to hin­der Egyp­tian ef­forts to stop Mus­lim Brother­hood ter­ror­ism.

Ahmed Gad, a mem­ber of the Egyp­tian Par­lia­ment’s For­eign Re­la­tions Com­mit­tee, said on Sept. 20: “I think 90 per­cent of Egyp­tians would pre­fer Trump be­cause he will not co­op­er­ate with ter­ror­ists.” What does that say about Clin­ton?

In ad­di­tion, three mem­bers of the Libyan par­lia­ment rep­re­sent­ing tribes that were bru­tally at­tacked by Is­lamic mili­tia both dur­ing and af­ter the coup that ousted Moam­mar Gad­hafi charge that Clin­ton is the “Butcher of Libya,” a na­tion now an Is­lamic State strong­hold.

And I find it beyond amaz­ing that the two na­tions -- Saudi Ara­bia and Qatar -- that are the largest bankrollers of the Is­lamic State (which has launched mul­ti­ple ter­ror­ist at­tacks in the United States) are also two of the largest donors to the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion. Saudi Ara­bia has con­trib­uted be­tween $10 mil­lion and $25 mil­lion to the Clin­ton Foun­da­tion; Qatar, be­tween $1 mil­lion and $5 mil­lion.

It is beyond pa­thetic that the na­tion’s political press con­tin­u­ally at­tacks Trump but can’t re­port that Clin­ton has such a poor record on ter­ror­ism that the na­tions that back ter­ror­ism also sup­port her. This is dis­gust­ing.

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