The Al-Qaeda Leader Elimination in Tehran Embarrasses Iran

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Joseph Puder

Arch-Terrorist Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, also known by the name Mohammad al-Masri, a leading member of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, was assassinated, apparently by Israeli agents, in Tehran, Iran, at the request of the U.S., or more specifically the CIA. The timing of the revelation was aimed to embarrass the radical Shiite-Muslim Iranian regime, just as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was about to deliberate on renewing the embargo against Iran. Moreover, exposing the fact that the Ayatollahs of Iran sheltered a leading al-Qaeda terrorist implicated in the 9/11 terrorist attack on the U.S. and other terrorist operations, should have given the UNSC pause to think about it. The Iranian regime, keeping the secret of harboring a notorious Sunni-Muslim, whose al-Qaeda organization targeted and murdered fellow Shite-Muslims, was bound to outrage many ordinary Iranians.

In a typical Taqiyyah Shiite form (meaning the practice of precautionary dissimulation or deceiving one’s enemy), the Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement denying the presence of any al-Qaeda members in Iran, accusing the U.S. and Israel of “trying to draw a link between Iran and such groups through falsification and the leakage of fabricated information in the media.”

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, the number two ranking official in al-Qaeda behind Ayman al-Zawahri, was the mastermind of the deadly 1998 attacks on the American embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which killed 224 people and wounded hundreds more. He was also involved in the November, 2002 attack on Israeli tourists in an Israeli owned hotel in Mombasa, Kenya. It was actually a double attack. At the hotel the al-Qaeda terrorists killed 3 Israelis and injured 20. In addition, they attempted to bring down an Israeli Arkia passenger plane with a missile. The successful Israeli operation to liquidate Abdullah three months ago, and 22-years after al-Qaeda’s destruction of two U.S. embassies was meant to send a message to terrorists worldwide, that neither Israel nor America forgive or forget murderous terrorists’ acts against them.

According to Yoram Schweizer, head of the Terrorism Project of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, “When al-Qaeda began to carry out terrorist activities in the late 1990’s, Abdullah was one of the three Bin Laden’s closest associates, serving as head of the organization’s operations section.”

Abdullah’s death had been rumored, but never confirmed until now. Al-Qaeda has not announced his death even though he was one of its top leaders. The Iranians covered it up, fearing embarrassment and possible outrage. Killing their protected guest in the heart of Tehran’s “Pasdaran” neighborhood, the residence of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) leaders, would have exposed the weakness of the Iranian security apparatus. It would also show the hypocrisy of the regime that while fighting against an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria’s Idlib province; it is harboring notorious al-Qaeda Sunni terrorists in Tehran.

Iran’s motivation in granting Abdullah refuge in Tehran was clearly self-serving and not merely Islamic charity. The Islamic Republic considered it a certain insurance policy that al-Qaeda would not operate inside Iran while their leader was detained there. Furthermore, they allowed Abdullah to freely operate against their common enemy – the United States. Of course, it was not the first time Shiite Iran joined forces with Sunni terrorists. Tehran still supports Arab Sunni-Muslim terrorist groups including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza, operating against Israel, and the Taliban in Afghanistan fighting against U.S. troops.

The curious question is why wouldn’t the CIA, with all of its unlimited resources, carry out this punitive action against a most wanted terrorist? The F.B.I. offered a $10 million reward for information leading to Abdullah’s capture. The answer is twofold. First, Israel has a tried and true operational infrastructure in Iran, and has proven it by successfully penetrating and severely damaging Iran’s nuclear project. Israel has also been able to eliminate leading Iranian nuclear scientists. Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu presented to the world the Iranian nuclear archive that Israeli Mossad agents were able to extract. It exposed Iranian cheating on the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the nuclear agreement between Iran and the U.S., U.K. France, Germany, China and Russia) and its intention of building a nuclear arsenal. Secondly, Israel had a score to settle with Abdullah over the killing of the Israeli tourists in Mombasa.

The U.S. did eliminate a major and well-known Iranian terrorist last January – General Qasim Soleimani. Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force, was a close associate of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He was also responsible for the death of many U.S. servicemen in Iraq and elsewhere. The U.S. did not however kill Soleimani in Iran, but rather in Iraq. It suggests that while Israel has an effective operational base in Iran, the U.S. does not. Hence, the CIA asked Israel to settle its score with Abdullah.

Close cooperation between U.S. and Israeli intelligence services is not new. One of the combined operations by the two intelligence services was in the elimination of the arch terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, the chief operational commander of Hezbollah who was done away with in February, 2008 in Damascus. Mughniyeh was behind the suicide bombing of the U.S. Marine compound in Beirut that cost the lives of 241 Marines. The same Mughniyeh was responsible for the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Beirut and the hijacking of a U.S. TWA jetliner, all in the 1980’s. For the Israelis, Mughniyeh was a ticking bomb with Israeli and Jewish blood on his hands.

Abdullah was much the same as Mughniyeh, with both Israeli and American blood on his hands. Born in 1963, and a native of Egypt, he became a professional soccer player in Egypt’s top league. Following the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, Abdullah joined the jihadist movement fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan. While in exile (Egyptian authorities barred him from returning to Egypt) in Afghanistan, he joined Osama Bin Laden’s organization and became one of the founding members of al-Qaeda. In the early 1990’s, he joined Bin Laden in Khartoum, Sudan. In 1993, he helped Somali warlord Mohammad Farrah Aidid fight U.S. troops in Mogadishu, Somalia. Then, in 2003, following the operation in Mombasa, and fleeing from American capture after 9/11, he ended up in Iran, expecting to be out of reach for Americans and Israelis.

For American and Israeli societies, the sanctity of life is inviolable. America lives by the dictum “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The terrorists violating this precious gift called life, especially innocent life, must know that the long arms of America and Israel will find them, and execute justice.

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Amendment XII

The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate;–The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;–the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.

Watch: Dr. Robert Epstein, Joe Biden Supporter, Shows Evidence “The System Was Rigged Against One Candidate”

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By Marmee Rooke

Tucker Carlson came under scrutiny recently after he seemed to attack attorney Sidney Powell for ignoring his call for Ms. Powell to be on his show after Powell made rounds on other nighttime news show alleging she has enough information to overturn the election. Sidney Powell claims she has enough information that the voting systems that the counties in question used could be (and were) manipulated in favor of one candidate.

Tucker claimed that if she had the evidence, she could come on his show and prove it to the world. He said he would give her the full hour, but he insinuated that she could be a fraud since she denied his request.

Maybe in an attempt to save face, or maybe it was a way of making up for his mistake, regardless Tucker Carlson continues to fight to uncover proof of the Republican’s claim of a stolen 2020 election.

In 2019, Tucker Carlson had Dr. Robert Epstein, “one of the world’s foremost experts on the effects of big tech on politics,” on his show to explain how an internet search can change the results of an election.

Dr. Epstein, back in 2019 said, “Google and similar companies like Facebook are completely unregulated in the United States, so they can do whatever they please.” We have seen glimmers of how these companies act when they “are completely unregulated.” The bias is always in favor of one party, and that party isn’t ours.

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Dr. Epstein continued saying, “If they all work together in 2020 to support the same presidential candidate, they can shift upwards of 15 million votes with no one knowing that they have been manipulated and without leaving a paper trail.”

Damn, if that doesn’t sound familiar?

Dr. Epstein, a Democrat who clarifies that he does not support President Trump, says that he assembled a team to monitor the effect that these large tech companies could have on the 2020 election.

Dr. Epstein claims he has gathered enough information so far to prove that these large tech companies were responsible for “shifting” 6 million votes and counting.

He says the proof includes a search engine algorithm that delivered unbalanced search results by giving conservatives a harsh liberal slant on search results. He says this coupled with the data showing for “a period of days, when the ‘vote’ reminder on Google’s homepage, was being sent only to liberals – not one of [his] conservative field agents received a vote reminder during those days.”

It wasn’t until after the fourth day of monitoring, and Dr. Epstein making his findings public did Google stop. He said it was the same night that they noticed the algorithm stopped completely.

He said Google wasn’t the only culprit, using manipulations to help their preferred candidate, and that his company was monitoring other companies like Youtube, Facebook, Bing, and Yahoo. With all of the data he has quantified, he believes this was enough to “shift” the election results.

Dr. Epstein says that these large tech companies don’t stop at American elections and use their influence for different political spectrums depending on the company’s need. For example, he claims that Google helped the Chinese government spy on its citizens.

Dr. Epstein says what he feared would happen did happen. He says that whistleblowers from Google, along with undercover video/audio and internal documents, have come out for over a year sounding the alarm that Google wanted President Trump out of the oval office. He claims these videos prove that Google employees would stop at nothing to ensure he didn’t win the Presidency.

Dr. Epstein claims that large tech companies buy academics’ silence off with large research grants.

As Tucker Carlson says, “The 2020 presidential election was not fair. No honest person would claim that it was fair. On many levels, the system was rigged against one candidate and in favor of another.”

On Thanksgiving, Democrats Demand The Ultimate Family Separation Policy

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By Kylee Zempel

More than eight months after “15 days to flatten the curve,” our so-called medical experts, politicos, and pundits are bidding us to avoid our family at all costs over the holidays, lest we die. This Thanksgiving week, family separation is the name of the game, with governors and local authorities implementing onerous restrictions to discourage people from leaving their homes.

“If you are planning to spend Thanksgiving with people outside your household, we urge you to reconsider,” wrote a group of governors in the pages of the Washington Post. These authors included little tyrants such as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose lockdown orders arbitrarily outlawed the sale of gardening seeds while allowing patrons to purchase lottery tickets, Gov. Andy Beshear, who ordered that Kentucky police record church attendees’ license plate numbers at Easter services as “the only way we can ensure that your decision doesn’t kill someone else,” and Gov. J.B. Pritzker, whose family violated his own lockdown orders on more than one occasion to travel to their second home in Florida.

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Instead, these hypocritical governors insist, “Get together with your family via Zoom to ensure your loved ones stay safe.” Nothing says grateful gathering like a conference call with your kin.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise the same, qualifying Thanksgiving gatherings as “highest risk,” although the CDC’s own data suggests lockdowns could kill as many people as the Wuhan virus itself.

The media goes right along with all of it, instilling fear and shaming Americans who question them, while also violating health orders themselves and then lying about it. These media elites are already wishing us a very COVID Christmas too, with CNN’s Jake Tapper declaring, “Christmas is probably not going to be possible.”

‘Short-Term’ Is a Myth

“We must make short-term sacrifices for our long-term health,” the governors wrote trying to make their rhetoric more palatable in the Washington Post article. “None of us wants the guilt of gathering and unwittingly spreading this virus to someone we love.”

Nothing about these sacrifices has been “short-term,” however. The March days turned into the summer weeks, which have led to the winter months, which is turning into a full year and more — just gone. The fearmongering has guilted families into objectifying their loved ones, viewing them as threats, and now many of them are gone anyway — dying of cancer, dying of old age, and dying alone. We’ve turned fear into our friend and family into our foe. Is this really best “for our long-term health”?

“Think about your last Thanksgiving and the people you were surrounded by — your parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends, or the family you have chosen for yourself,” the group of governors urged. “Picture their faces — laughing with you, watching football with you or even arguing with you about politics. As hard as it will be to not see them this Thanksgiving, imagine how much harder it would be if their chairs are empty next year.”

COVID-19 Rhetoric Is Exhausting and Absurd

Americans are exhausted of the rhetoric and are weary of trying to discern the right thing in the highly politicized pandemic. Of course we don’t want to subject our friends and family to danger, and of course we don’t want their chairs to be empty next year — but we are rational actors. We know every single time we gather around the table, it could be the last, pandemic or not. What is “thanksgiving” if not gratitude for the gracious gifts we don’t deserve, including people, with whom our days are numbered? What an awful prospect to think of relinquishing our limited days with family as though time with them next year were a guarantee.

Should we put our trust in the advice of health experts and the elected that have been known to lie and cheat, and hold at arm’s length the people who most give us life lest they kill us? These “experts” are the same people who insist church is more dangerous than mass protests and rioting, and the same politicians who advise you to wear your mask between bites of food.

Is it so much more dangerous to gather with loved ones over a meal than to eat surrounded by strangers at a restaurant? What about our mental health? Is it wise to progress through the cold winter months, as seasonal depression sets in for many people, with a dismissive attitude toward those who should be under our care?

Joe Biden used the same “empty chair” rhetoric during the last presidential debate, warning that we’re headed into a “dark winter.” But are family separation policies and paralyzing fear of a virus really less dark than the possibility of physical death? Shouldn’t we be permitted to make these assessments and take these risks without condemnation? Eliminating all risk goes against all the things American, and shunning community weakens the bonds that make life worth living.

Gather This Thanksgiving

Life is too short to live it in fear of dying. Of course, we should not be reckless, but rather prudent and charitable so we truly can enjoy an abundant Advent season and gather once again next November with gratitude.

For at-risk family members, use this opportunity to find ways to serve them and to demonstrate your affection even though they might not be present at your table this year. Their need for caution doesn’t eradicate their need for community; don’t make yourself feel better by cutting them out of your life and telling yourself it’s for their safety.

For young, healthy family and friends — whose coronavirus recovery rate is north of 99.9 percent — gather, and give thanks. There’s simply no rational reason to isolate yourself.

One public health expert even advised The Federalist that Americans should “have a Thanksgiving or Christmas get-together with no restrictions, but if older people (60+) are going to be present alongside younger people (18-60), be sure to get rapid antigen tests for everyone — especially the young — before the event.” These are reasonable precautions.

The group of governors concluded, “We will get through this together.” But that isn’t true — and it isn’t what they want. This holiday season, they want you to get through it alone. Be smart, but don’t let the petty tyrants keep you away from your loved ones this holiday season. Cherish the time with them because it is fleeting.

Thomas Sowell Names Worst American President

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It’s official; Barack Obama displaced Jimmy Carter as the worst president in the history of the USA. The determination was made by the esteemed historian Thomas Sowell.

Major reasons include Obama’s role in undermining the healthcare industry, his irresponsible immigration stance, his corrosive race-baiting that set the stage for the tsunami of Black Lives Matter riots, his push toward a fascist-style economic system, his facilitation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and his pernicious (not to mention astonishingly hypocritical) Marxist rhetoric:

Obama is also displacing Jimmy Carter as the worst ex-president.