What Team Obama didn’t want you to know about the al Qaeda-Iran alliance

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo has just released hundreds of thousands of documents, long withheld by the Obama administration, that were seized in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

There are no surprise revelations — but they more fully document the years-long extensive cooperation between al Qaeda and Iran that was still ongoing when bin Laden met his end.

And that raises even more disturbing questions about the nuclear deal Team Obama cut — and the real reason these documents weren’t disclosed until now.

Particularly a 19-page assessment by a senior jihadist of the Qaeda-Tehran ties: how Iran supplied “everything [we] needed,” including “money, arms” and “training in Hezbollah camps in Lebanon,” as well safe haven for other jihadis.

Yes, there were occasional conflicts and jealousies — but not enough to sever the relationship, which bin Laden himself described as post-2001 al Qaeda’s “main artery for funds, personnel and communication.”

The Obama White House had this information for nearly five years before negotiating the nuclear deal — talks in which it refused to address Iran’s continuing sponsorship of terror even as it agreed to provide it with more than $100 billion in sanctions relief and hostage ransom payments.

Secretary of State John Kerry himself admitted that much of the money would go to supporting terrorist groups.

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Obama Hangs With – and Endorses – the Muslim Brotherhood

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This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Last Thursday, President Obama celebrated the end of the Muslim period of fasting known as Ramadan. The company he kept on the occasion spoke volumes about his sympathies – not simply towards Islam, but for Islamic supremacism.

Now, Team Obama treats the White House invitation list as a more closely held state secret than Hillary Clinton did actual, highly classified information. But a number of known, stealthy “civilization jihadists” used the occasion to share via social media the fact that they were, once again, “inside the wire.”

As important and as usual, Mr. Obama excluded pro-American, anti-jihad Muslim reformers from his celebration. The message to their community could not be more clear: Those tied to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood are your leaders.

It is exceedingly undesirable – and dangerous – for such a message to be assiduously conveyed by the President of the United States.

Team Obama’s War On NASCAR

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According to President Obama, the greatest threat we face is climate change. So his administration has gone to war on, wait for it, NASCAR.

That’s right. The Environmental Protection Agency under the direction of its regulate-everything-in-sight administrator, Gina McCarthy, has reportedly decided that – in the interest of cutting gases that supposedly contribute to planetary warming – the conversion of street cars into race cars will have to be restricted.

It’s not clear whether making it harder to upgrade regular cars into racing machines will make an iota of difference in world surface temperatures. Even the UN acknowledges that far more dramatic regulations won’t have appreciable impact. What is a pretty safe bet, though, is that the EPA’s ruling will inflame the nation’s millions of NASCAR fans – and give them a reason to vote this fall.

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Big Government Wants to Control Your IRA

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Unlike W, Obama is not coasting passively through his final time in office. On the contrary, he is squeezing every ounce of tyranny he can get from each day:

The Department of Labor says its so-called fiduciary rule will make financial advisers act in the best interests of clients. What Labor doesn’t say is that the rule carries such enormous potential legal liability and demands such a high standard of care that many advisers will shun non-affluent accounts. Middle-income investors may be forced to look elsewhere for financial advice even as Team Obama is enabling a raft of new government-run competitors for retirement savings. This is no coincidence.

Labor’s new rule will start biting in January as the President is leaving office. Under the rule, financial firms advising workers moving money out of company 401(k) plans into Individual Retirement Accounts will have to follow the new higher standards. But Labor has already proposed waivers from the federal Erisa law so new state-run retirement plans don’t have the same regulatory burden as private employers do.

When government becomes involved in any industry, it enjoys the overwhelming advantages of being able to operate at a loss indefinitely, and being able to cripple opposition with weaponized regulations. Once the competition has been destroyed, we are left with socialism — i.e., mediocrity at best.

Labor’s one-two punch on private savings has something for everyone in the progressive coalition. Senator Elizabeth Warren can check off another item on her wish list of anti-business initiatives. [Labor Secretary Thomas] Perez gets to burnish his credentials as a candidate for Vice President. And Mr. Obama gets to say he helped government control more of the private economy.

What average investors get out of this deal is much less certain. But judging by the pending California plan, one answer is: low returns. The initial investment allocation, even for young workers, is likely to be heavy on government bonds. Naturally. …

Charging young investors for the privilege of loaning money to government, while handicapping private competitors and denying choices to middle-income consumers. Another perfect progressive innovation.

If it belongs to you, Big Government wants to take it. Managing your retirement savings is a step toward confiscating them. But don’t worry, some of your money will be doled back to you, if bureaucrats are convinced you really need it.

thomas perez
Perez, a social justice warrior after your savings.

Obama’s Iran Legacy Will Get Americans Killed

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The so-called “Iran deal” is the gift that keeps on giving – to the mullahs. It was bad enough in its original form: utterly ineffective in preventing the Iranian regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, wholly unverifiable; and a vehicle for transferring $150 billion, with the certain knowledge that some of it would pay for terrorism.

These damning attributes were a product of serial concessions made by Barack Obama and John Kerry in the final months of the negotiations.

But ever since the deal was announced, it seems President Obama has been making fresh concessions. Ballistic missile sanctions and promised on-site inspections are gone. And now, Team Obama is giving Iran access to international banking services using dollars and rewriting regulations to free up billions more in frozen assets.

Obama’s “legacy” will get Americans killed.

Stop Breaking the U.S. Military

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Americans expect the U.S. military to protect us. Team Obama has a different priority.

As we document in our new book, See No Sharia, those in uniform are no longer allowed to be briefed about the true nature of our jihadist enemies and what motivates them. Even though such information is obviously essential to victory, for servicemen and women to provide – or even to receive – it can be a career-threatening offense.

A briefing last year to troops in Georgia obtained by Judicial Watch shows the sort of threat the Obama administration clearly thinks the armed forces must confront instead – namely that, “Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual, regardless of your social class.”

Our military must be able to know the enemy and continue to reward quality in the ranks. Obama’s policies are breaking it and endangering us.

Proof Positive that Team Obama’s Playing for the Other Side

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Americans have begun to sense that Team Obama is doing real damage to public safety. Now they have tangible proof.

Last night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News program, a recently-retired Customs and Border Patrol officer named Phil Haney revealed that officials in the Obama administration had shut down an investigation he had been conducting of Tabligi Jamaat, arguably one of the world’s most dangerous Islamic supremacist organizations.

He believes that, had that investigation been allowed to continue, it may have prevented the attack by the two shooters in San Bernardino, who had connections to TJ.

Worse yet, Mr. Haney says the intelligence he had accumulated about the group and its operatives here was ordered destroyed.

As a result, the danger of still more jihadist attacks and stealthy subversion of our country has been intensified.

Those responsible must be held accountable.

Obama Shut Down Terror Investigation that could have Prevented San Bernardino Attack