By Ben Barrack
Cuba is still an officially designated State Sponsor of Terrorism. It also continues providing safe harbor to convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) and two members from the “Republic of New Africa” responsible for murdering another police officer. The President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) recently wrote a letter to President Barack Obama demanding the extradition of all three individuals before Obama’s plan for normalized relations between the two countries proceeds.
As Shoebat.com reported, Obama friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn named one of the children they raised after Zayd Shakur, who was with Chesimard the night she murdered New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster in 1973, which is why any plea to Obama for such an extradition is likely to fall on deaf ears.
That reality also helps to explain why the announcement that Obama was normalizing relations between Cuba did not an include an announcement of extradition. Besides, it was the Weather Underground who participated in Chesimard’s 1979 prison escape. It’s one of the group’s proudest accomplishments. They can’t have Obama ruin it.
Qatar is a Muslim country that should be an officially designated state sponsor of terrorism but is not. It is home to the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s propaganda network Al-Jazeera. It harbors terrorists in much the same way that Cuba harbors cop killers. In fact, Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi has found safe refuge in Qatar for decades, as have Hamas leaders; Hamas is an officially designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) which is essentially synonymous with being a state sponsor of terrorism without a state.
In other words, Hamas and Cuba share a common denominator of being designated terrorist entities.
Nonetheless, When Obama traded five Taliban commanders to Qatar in exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year, he didn’t trade those commanders for the extradition of Bergdahl. No, Bergdahl was elevated to the status of returning POW and his parents were given the red carpet treatment at the White House.
According to Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Qatar also shockingly received $5 Billion in the exchange.
Do Americans have a right to know where that $5 Billion is going to be spent? Will any of it go toward the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF) held in Doha each year? That event is co-sponsored by Qatar and the Brookings Institute, a prominent U.S. left-wing think tank. It’s also known that last year, Qatar agreed to give Brookings a $14.8 million donation in exchange for influence. None other than the New York Times reported this. That donation, coupled with the attendees who rub elbows at US-IWF rightly lead many to the conclusion that Brookings has been compromised and does not issue accurate reports about Qatar.
Rush Limbaugh made the case that the 2009 $787 Billion stimulus was really a money laundering slush fund used to help elect Democrats by kicking the money back to unions. In 2011, Limbaugh succinctly stated:
So taxpayer revenue is used to hire sate workers, who are always unionized. Those state workers (who are unionized) must pay union dues. In many states, the deduction of dues is automatic. The employee does not write a check. It’s simply deducted from his state payroll check or deposit. So when a public sector employee pays union dues, where does that money end up? A portion of it ends up somewhere in the giant Democrat Party nationwide, statewide campaign apparatus. So private citizens, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, end up donating to the Democrat Party via state and public workers. It’s a money laundering operation, and that’s what the Porkulus bill was. It was to make sure that during the recession, state workers did not lose their jobs so that Democrats did not lose their campaign money. Pure and simple, that’s it.
If $5 Billion went to Qatar completely unnecessarily – along with five top Taliban commanders – can it not be reasoned that $14.8 million of that is going to Brookings to help put a shiny face on a terror state?
It should also be noted that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) has an outpost in Qatar, as Shoebat.com has reported. At the 2010 US-IWF, USCOC Vice President and COO David Chavern was on-hand to open the American Chamber of Commerce branch in Qatar (AmCham Qatar). The USCOC is a key player in U.S. elections. Is any of the $5 billion ending up in the USCOC coffers? If the Obama administration would launder $787 Billion of taxpayer dollars inside the U.S., would it not do the same outside the U.S. in the name of getting back a deserter? Were not five terrorist commanders enough?
Nonetheless, sending $5 Billion to a country that provides safe harbor to terrorists can’t end up in a good place.
When it comes to the USCOC, yes, it helps elect Republicans but only establishment Republicans who overtly avoid shining a light on the Muslim Brotherhood. If the United States were to elect a Republican president in 2016, Qatar would definitely prefer to see a Jeb Bush, Chris Christie or Mitt Romney elected over a more conservative candidate who would expose the Brotherhood.
In many ways, Bergdahl is like Chesimard. While Chesimard murdered a New Jersey State Trooper, Bergdahl’s actions led to the deaths of U.S. military personnel who were sent looking for him. U.S. soldiers are charged with protecting the homeland and Americans from foreign threats. Police are charged with protecting Americans from the domestic threats of criminals while keeping law and order.
Upon Bergdahl’s return to the U.S., he was allowed to resume his military career and stands to receive more than $300k in back pay.
Based on these developments, if Obama did negotiate the return of Chesimard, it’s more likely that he’d pardon her and she’d end up on the speaking circuit as a cult hero.