The Squad Brings Islam to America

by Tabitha Korol

Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and other squad members have been voted into representational positions, but they are not whom they profess to be.  Ungrateful for the opportunities, they are not here to Americanize, but to Islamize America, beginning with sowing the seeds of hate and discord.  Such is the purpose of the jihada.   

Saturday, September 11, 2021, was a time to reflect on the terrible tragedy that befell our country twenty years before.  As the never-ending grief resurfaces, we see that the qualities of sanctuary and personal freedoms that made America great have also attracted those who come with malice and villainy.  I am deeply troubled for those who fled from around the world with hopes for a better life, for they are finding here precisely what they escaped.      

Our homegrown communists and the new ingrates openly express their hostility.  Why stay, if this doesn’t suit you?  The ungracious people in the US Congress, particularly, have risen to positions that should be occupied by others more deserving.  One such is Ilhan Omar, who callously said of 9/11, “some people did something,” making light of the more than 3,000 Americans who died that day and later – the first responders, the cleaning crews, and the everyday Americans who ran through the streets, the debris underfoot and inhaling the ashes, hoping they might be of some help to another soul. 

Omar trivialized the attacks to erase the murderers’ Muslim identity, for they are her brethren.  She offered not a word of compassion and sorrow from the Muslim community to America.  She also wasted no time expressing her support of the anti-Semitic boycott-divestment-sanctions (BDS) movement and continues her numerous empty accusations against Israel, despite being called out for it on the Senate floor. 

Her disinformation campaign is given voice and validation; true or not, the damage is done.  Our school systems weaponize our own children; the textbooks elevate Islam over Judaism and Christianity, a Seattle high school canceled the 9/11 tribute so as not to offend – whom?  The indoctrination is pervasive.   Despite the Muslim terrorists’ martyrdom letters, our country aids in veiling their guilt.  Projection will eventually lay blame elsewhere.  The violence will continue on our streets, here and abroad, and they will topple the event as they did the buildings and much of our historic statuary.  

Rashida Tlaib and her squad use their positions to target charities that support the Jewish people.  They roll the truth on its head, artfully making themselves the victims, the protected class, inflating crimes against themselves, providing false statistics, and claiming they are denied basic rights.  The narrative is bogus, but effective.  Driving home their incessant suffering has resulted in more outspoken radicalized youth, increased voter and political participation, donations and volunteers. 

Tlaib squawked her earliest tirades when she entered the political scene.  She uttered undignified vulgarities in front of her son and America’s news viewers, yet asked to be treated with dignity.  The irony is lost on her.  She spews insults and animosity towards others, including then-President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, and cries out for death to Israel and the Jews.  

To herphony dismay, she was born in America, but to “Palestinian” parents, Muslims dedicated to viewing the world as Dar Al Islam (House of Peace) and Dar al Harb (House of War).  She lives in the latter, hoping to bring America to Dar al Islam.  Tlaib would rather be Palestinian, except that there is no Palestine;  the name lacks validity.  Palestine did not exist in the past and does not exist now.  She knows that the term is meaningless, and she is bitter.    

Another resentment she bears isthat the glory days of Islam are gone, overshadowed by the successes of the western world. If the Golden Age was due to Islamic wisdom, why is there no Golden Age now?  We know that Islam’s gloryconsisted of great tolerance, expression of opinion, critical thinking, questioning all things, and harmony between all people. Thenwhy does it no longer exist?  Al-Razi of Rhazes (Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī), 865 – 925, clarified that their splendor existed in spite of Islam,  not because of Islam.  It existed because of the scholars, scientists, physicians, inventors and navigators they captured from other cultures.  Judeo-Christian values are the antithesis of Islam. 

On the day of her swearing-in ceremony, Congresswoman Tlaib took her oath to serve our country and observe the Constitution – on the Quran.  Her binding vow was to Allah.  She was dressed not as an American, but in the garment of her heritage, revealing her allegiance to her Bedouin tradition, her descendance from the nomadic Arab tribes that inhabit the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, the Levant, and North Africa.  These itinerants, divided into tribes or clans, had neither the ability nor desire to set down roots; their culture was camel or goat herding.  They never establish permanency and have no government, language, monetary system, or literature unique to themselves.  To this day, the Bedouins journey with their herds into Israel, attempting a temporary settlement on land that Israel may havepartitioned for agriculture, national  parks or wildlife sanctuary, but lacking infrastructure, is not zoned for residency.  They protest that they cannot do as they choose, and they attract lawyers who are eager to engage in lawfare – the misuse of the legal system to delegitimize Israel.       

Above all, Rashida Tlaib was raised as the traditional 330 million Muslims who believe in violence against Mohammed’s sworn enemies, the Jews and the Christians.  Their major source of unity is their hatred; the male child is trained from toddlerhood to dedicate his life to terrorism because of Quranic dictates and their social reality.  The jihadi’s world is chaotic, filled with anxiety.  His life is dark, devoid of love and the joy of creativity, his hatred so fueling that he is made eager to fight alongside others to the death – for martyrdom and the promise of untold sexual gratification in heaven. 

The boy is raised without individuality, a faceless, covered, and unidentified gang member, adept in using deadly weapons and prepared to become a human bomb himself.  Tlaib is the female counterpart, the jihada, who seeks to be elevated from her lowly rank to command respect.  In an average family, a mother generally uses an exaggerated intonation and rhythm when speaking to her baby, but in Islam, it is psychotic babble that prevails among the desperate in the shame-honor environment.  The mother’s frightening world consists of female genital mutilation (FGM), honor killings, weaponized children, and a marriage that has been described as a series of rapes interrupted by childbirth, and the baby reacts in confusion and chaos. The radicalized female devalues her own gender because she has internalized her position in an Islamic family.  What resentment might Rashida have borne as surrogate mother to 13 siblings?  She must demand respect because it was never freely given or earned.        

Some jihadas do gain status by planning killing operations or encouraging their own brothers and sons to martyrdom.  Some are more vulnerable because of recent widowhood or rape.  Tlaib is no suicide bomber, but she embraces the Palestinian narrative – to regain their “Palestine” from Israel at all costs.  Once that’s accomplished, everything else promises to fall into place.  It is only through scapegoating Israel that she may rise to gain nobility.   

As a jihada, she joined the Democrat Socialists of America (SDA).  She hosted a pro-Hezbollah activism group not long after her installation, and began posting her desires to destroy Israel and fundraise for families of Palestinian martyrs who already receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the Palestinian Authority’s “pay to slay” program.  Openly hostile, she and the squad press for a crippling, global financial campaign against Israel, but remain mute about the Palestinians’ deadly activities (incendiary weapons, knifings, rocket attacks) against Israel and Jews worldwide.  In what other culture might one spew hatred and death to others while still expecting to be treated with dignity?                 

Life for Palestinians in Gaza, Judea and Samaria is difficult, but she fails to discern the reason.  It is the warring diktats of the Quran, the terror of armed Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades and other PLO terrorist groups in the “Palestinian cities,” and the children who have learned nothing but terrorism. The misery is self-inflicted.

The truth is that Hamas – not Israel – controls these people.  This criminal gang will continue tolead the Palestinians into chaos, explains Palestinian Bassam Eid.  Hamas incites the Palestinians that Israel will destroy their mosques, make their water unsafe to drink, cause their power to go out, and block their cement shipments.  All of this is untrue.  Israel does not sabotage their water or power, and it is Hamas that steals the cement shipments to construct terror tunnels into Israel.  Hamas also steals the humanitarian aid shipments from Israel and sells them on the black market.  Eid revealed that 15% of all rockets launched by Hamas hurts the Gazans, but Israel is blamed.  He added that Palestinians residing in four buildings in Sheikh Jarrah will be evicted because the titles were sold by Hamas – another of their betrayals.  Palestinians are mistreated only by their own leadership, including their clergy.   

The Palestinians and all observant Muslims have one guiding light – their religious duty to rule the world under Islam.  Their deeds, their lies, their activities, everything they do is for Islam and no amount of appeasement, signed documents, or transactions will ever change this until their Quran is changed and accepted by all of Islam.  This is why the clerics must keep the focus on Israel, for without Israel as their whipping boy, their people would come to identify their real enemy – their worthless heritage, religion and culture, and the violence that keeps them enraged.  It is far easier to coerce the rest of the world to share in their misery — and this is precisely what Tlaib wants for America.

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By Tabitha Korol

Making the Taliban Great Again

Armstrong Economics Blog/Humor Re-Posted Sep 14, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

After leaving $35 Billion in military equipment behind, which is more than 42,000 people’s lifetime earnings, this is certainly expected. Biden has shifted the balance of power now because the Taliban are better armed than most others in the region conventionally. We sell arms to countries like Saudi Arabia – we do not give them $35 billion in free arms.

Sunday Talks, Hillary’s Favorite CIA Spook Admits The Taliban is al-Qaeda

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 12, 2021 | Sundance | 183 Comments

CTH outlines the connections, motives and intents behind the people in our government and the bastardized processes that are underway.  It is a labor of love to explain these inter-connected manipulations and provide clarity.  We do it because The Truth Has No Agenda, and once you see the strings on the marionettes,  you can never unsee them.

Before we get to this video interview [you only need to watch the first 90 seconds], it is important to remember the accurate and historic context for what is taking place.  That is how you see the dots connect.

When it comes to U.S. Foreign Policy – remember, there are fundamentally two factions within the United States government that are constantly creating havoc.  Those factions are represented in the Presidential Seal.  The arrows representing the military (Dept. of Defense) and the olive branch representing the Dept of State and Intelligence apparatus.  They work together creating the mess, but when SHTF they attempt to blame the other team.  In the Afghanistan mess you are seeing the battle between the two factions and their media conscripts.

♦ Team-1, White House, Pentagon and NatSec Council (Alphabet media and Fox News support).  ♦ Team-2, State Dept., CIA and Intelligence Community – The Intelligence Branch of Government – (CNN, CNNi, Washington Post, New York Times, Politico support).   Team-2 has been winning the blame game over Afghanistan.  Mike Morell is supporting Team Two’s effort.

Now watch the first 90 seconds of this interview with former Acting Director the CIA, Mike Morell.  Notice that he is suddenly breaking script from the official White House narrative and admitting publicly the Taliban is al-Qaeda.  WATCH:

Finally someone asks about Bin Laden’s #2 guy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.  CTH has been asking about this guy for months, since the Afghan mess blew up.  Some of you have noted there is a similarity between the Afghan outcome and the Libya/Egypt fiasco that led to the Benghazi attack.  You are correct.

When you look at the actual policy that was being executed, this is where you will find an almost identical outcome between Afghanistan and the former Libya mess.

Mike Morell was put into place by Barack Obama after the Benghazi attack took place.  In the aftermath of the attack; and with massive political issues about to happen; both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton needed to remove CIA Director David Petraeus.  Again, falling back on the construct of the Intelligence Branch of Government – you will note that Obama used former Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate Petraeus under the auspices of a relationship with a journalist named Paula Broadwell {Go Deep}.

Attorney General Eric Holder investigated CIA Director David Petraeus for allowing journalist Paula Broadwell to see and know Petraeus’ scheduling calendar.  That calendar was the “classified information” leak that led to the framework to remove Petraeus.  It was a tenuous stretch but it worked.  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Petraeus he needed to step down.

That was how Mike Morell was installed as the Acting CIA Director with the goal to protect Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama from the outcome of covert missile sales to Libyan rebels, that were really al-Qaeda factions in eastern Libya (Beghazi).

The Defense Department (Secretary Bob Gates) did not want to arm the Libyan rebels, because he knew those missiles could be used against our forces.  The State Department, Hillary Clinton, and the CIA, Leon Panetta, conducted the missile sales despite the Pentagon admonitions and refusal to go along with it.  That covert arming of al-Qaeda (AQAP) was “Operation Zero Footprint”.

With the “olive branch” (State Dept/CIA) conducting the operation, the “arrows” (Pentagon) were in the dark.

President Obama was all-in to arm the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Qaeda is a faction); after all, the ‘Arab Spring’ was an ideological shift in the mid-east by the U.S. with the intention to support the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Arab Spring could not have happened without Obama supporting it.  In fact, Obama initiated it with his speech in Cairo Egypt, his first foreign trip.

When it became evident to Defense Secretary Bob Gates what Clinton and Panetta were doing, with Obama’s approval, the defense secretary stepped down.   Bob Gates did not want to participate in shifting the tenuous balance in the mid-east.  President Obama then replaced Bob Gates by moving Leon Panetta from CIA Director to defense secretary.  Panetta was replaced in the CIA by David Petraeus, with Operation Zero Footprint (arming Muslim Brotherhood factions) already taking place.

Everything taking place in Benghazi, Libya, in the fall of 2012 was an outcome of attempting to get the missiles back from al-Qaeda after Gaddaffi was overthrown.  Initially they were going to shift those missiles to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, but they lost control over the internal al-Qaeda factions in Syria (al-Nusra, ISIS) and quickly realized this was going to end up in a massively political mess (it was an election year).   Those missiles were showing up everywhere, including Afghanistan, and the U.S. military commanders on the ground had no idea where they were coming from.

It was the urgent shift in policy (Obama, Clinton, Panetta) from supporting al-Qaeda to now cutting them off from weapons they needed, that caused the Libyan al-Qaeda elements, to turn against Ambassador Chris Stevens and attack the compound in Benghazi.

Turkish Diplomat Consul General Ali Sait Akin made one last trip to see Ambassador Chris Stevens to ask him to support the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria by continuing with the agreement already in place.   When Stevens told him the U.S. policy had shifted, Ali Sait Akin left the Benghazi compound and within minutes the attack began.

The U.S. Generals had no idea what was happening in Benghazi because the entire operation was State Department and CIA.  The Pentagon was clueless.  When the contracted CIA security reached out for help during the Benghazi attack, the U.S. military -specifically AFRICOM General Carter Ham- was caught off-guard because they never knew about the Benghazi operations in the first place.

Can you see a parallel to what happened recently in Afghanistan?

The State Department, CIA and Intelligence Community (writ large), aka “Team-Two” were in charge of Kabul in an almost identical way they were in charge of Benghazi.  When they lose control and everything starts going sideways, and they come under terrorist attacks, they shift blame to the Pentagon (Team-One).

What Mike Morell is doing in that interview is protecting the intelligence system from which he came.   This is a similar motive he had for defending Hillary Clinton in the aftermath of Benghazi.

There is a stunning amount of hubris evident in Morell now when he admits the Taliban are al-Qaeda.   Essentially the State Dept/CIA now saying of course they knew the Taliban were al-Qaeda; which is only a position they take today out of their need to shift the blame for Afghanistan to the Pentagon and White House (remember, Biden is disposable).

The U.S. State Department, CIA and Intelligence Community are the Deep State.  They form the Fourth Branch of Government.

I’ll repeat it here, only because I know it makes Team Two flinch to read the truth….  The Taliban, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS, ISIS-k, are all under the umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The defacto head of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri (pictured below left with Bin Laden), is being protected by the Taliban in Afghanistan.  Ayman is the brother of Mohamed al-Zawahiri (below right) who is he head of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Remember, CNN is the outlet for public relations for the U.S. State Department.  Most foreign governments view CNN as state media for the U.S. government, which is not an inaccurate way to look at them.

However, if you want to really connect the dots… watch this interview between CNN’s Nic Robertson and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Zawahiri, and notice the date of this interview.  This interview took place on September 10th, 2012.  One day before the Brotherhood launched the attack on the Benghazi compound.

Hope that helps.

Ever Faithful, President Trump Makes a Surprise Visit to New York Police and Firefighters

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 155 Comments

On the 20th anniversary of 9-11 President Donald J Trump drops by his hometown of New York City to surprise and thank the New York police officers and New York firefighters.

Throngs of people rushed to get pictures with President Trump and he delivered remarks to those present.  Two videos below:

It is remarkable, and yet inspiring and appropriate, to witness the joy provided by President Trump on such a somber occasion.  There is a genuine attribute of patriotic affection demonstrably evident whenever Donald J Trump enters the venue.   Soothing water to quench parched American souls.

The Better Option

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 84 Comments

He stared toward a cloudless sky, a tear was present in his eye.
What did he see I wondered loud – this man of strength did not look proud.

Transfixed we watched through a camera’s lens; strangers before, now oddly friends.
What are his eyes held witness to? What’s stirring such tears of painful hue?

Electronically we were connected, our lives attached, a stopped nation affected.
What horror was there, upon his gaze? – What caused such pain amid the haze?

Some sounds not known were heard aloud – and people screamed amid the crowd.
We struggled to sense what view they saw, the fireman’s face was present more.

His sorrowed eyes bleeding despair – my God, what was he seeing there?
I could not move, we stood transfixed, my view of hell would soon be nixed.

He bore my witness through those flames, this hell on earth from terror planes.
Our Eagle screamed….. the metal cracked, two once proud towers stood attacked.

The human toll still yet unknown, our feeling safe was overthrown.
Finally as I stared I recognized….. what was causing those tears in that fireman’s eyes.

Oh – My – God, humanity was being lost – and helplessly we saw the cost;
The sound of people,… people,… jumping down, from towers strong in our New York town.

Locked in horror, frozen, all there stood – bewildered eyes saw nothing good.
We viewed a scene of great despair…amid evil, smoke, and hate filled air.

Connected witness we became, to terror’s rage and human pain.
Trapped atop a blinding heat, were once moms and dads upon the street.

A “better option“?… caused by hate – to leap the flames and own your fate.
More horrid thoughts we’d never known, not from before the glass had blown.

Theirs was not an option for the stair, their only choice hands locked in prayer.
I cannot grasp the thoughts that crossed – the minds of those loved, soon to be lost.

As victims now…. their life soon ceased, a hurling body – soul released;
and for those who bore witness, my God the pain; those memories seered will long remain.

Connected all we stood aghast, all witness to the terror blast.
Their bodies torn, their spirit lost; memories now……. a priceless cost.

But what we have now to decide; reflecting on this place they died.
The Blood-soaked ground, the empty skies, our throat in knots, our tear filled eyes.

A memory now so deeply burned, their sacrifice for us was learned.
The hurt, the pain, the bitter sorrow, must guide us now toward tomorrow.

For those we loved and families lost, no gold of man can count the cost.
Through the eagles’ tears our nations price, we must honor those of sacrifice.

How do we honor such courage bold, and warm our souls despite the cold.
A daunting charge ‘mid our mortal stage – to reflect that courage amid our rage.

Two decades past and now we find – our hearts, our souls, our tears, our mind.
Still harken back and feel those tears; the wound -the scar- through many years.

Memories honored must remain, our task in life to cherish that pain…
For souls we lost and sorrow bound – we must always respect such hallowed ground.


President Donald Trump Message on The Anniversary of 9-11-01

Posted originally on the conservative tree House September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 126 Comments

President Donald J Trump delivers remarks on the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attack.  {Direct Rumble Link}


No political candidate in my lifetime has better reflected the heartbeat of the American people.  This is ‘The People’s President’; raw, unfiltered, brutally honest -often to a fault- and unapologetically proud of this nation, our nation, One Nation under God.

Reminder below…


We Remember September 11th, 2001

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 37 Comments

The 20th anniversary of the attacks on 9-11 presents a day to reflect, remember and pay tribute to those we lost.   I am sure most of us remember exactly where we were at the moment we found out our nation was under attack by terrorists.  Our nation was forever changed by those moments on September 11th, 2001.

Perhaps we can share our memories together as we think about the 20th anniversary of this date.

Where were you on that day?  And what memories are most vivid for you?

Four Gitmo Detainees Released in Berghdahl Swap are Now Taliban Ministers for Afghan Government – Interim Government Will Be Officially Introduced on Sept 11th

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 7, 2021 | Sundance | 185 Comments

The official Taliban government of Afghanistan will be celebrated and introduced on September 11, 2021.    Four of the Afghanistan ministers appointed to government are former Gitmo detainees released during the Obama-era swap for captured U.S. service member Bowe Berghdahl, pictured below with new titles:

Afghanistan – […]  “The Islamic Emirate will take serious and effective steps towards protecting human rights, the rights of minorities as well as the rights of the underprivileged groups within the framework of the demands of the sacred religion of Islam,” reads the statement.

The new caretaker cabinet consists of the following people:

• Prime Minister (head of state): Mullah Hassan Akhund

• Deputy: Mullah Baradar

• Deputy: Mawlavi Hannafi

• Acting Minister of Defense: Mullah Yaqoub

• Acting Minister of Interior: Serajuddin Haqqani

• Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi

• Acting Minister of Finance: Mullah Hedayatullah Badri

• Acting Minister of Education: Mawlawi Noorullah Munir

• Acting Minister of Information and Culture: Mullah Khairullah Khairkhah

• Acting Minister of Economy: Qari Din Hanif

• Acting Minister of Hajj: Mawlawi Noor Mohammad Saqib

• Acting Minister of Justice: Abdul Hakim Sharie

• Acting Minister of Borders and Tribal Affairs: Mullah Noorullah Noori

• Acting Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development: Mullah Mohammad Younus Akhundzada

• Acting Minister of Public Work: Mullah Abdul Manan Omari

• Acting Minister of Mines and Petroleum: Mullah Mohammad Esa Akhund

• Acting Minister of Water and Energy: Mullah Abdul Latif Mansoor

• Acting Minister of Civil Aviation and Transport: Mullah Hamidullah Akhundzada

• Acting Minister of Higher Education: Abdul Baqi Haqqani

• Acting Minister of Telecommunication: Najibullah Haqqani

• Acting Minister of Refugees: Khalilurahman Haqqani

• Acting Director of Intelligence: Abdul Haq Wasiq

• Acting Director of the Central Bank: Haji Mohammad Idris

• Acting Director of the Administrative Office of the President: Ahmad Jan Ahmady

• Acting Minister of Dawat-u-Ershad: Sheikh Mohammad Khalid

• Defense Deputy Minister: Mullah Mohammad Fazil

• Army Chief of Staff: Qari Fasihuddin

• Deputy Foreign Minister: Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai

• Deputy Interior Minister: Mawlawi Noor Jalal

• Deputy Information and Culture Minister: Zabihullah Mujahid

• First Deputy of Intelligence Department: Mullah Tajmir Javad

• Administrative Deputy of Intelligence Department: Mullah Rahmatullah Najeeb

• Deputy Interior Minister for Counter Narcotics: Mullah Abdulhaq Akhund


Taliban Ask Qatar For Technical Assistance Running Kabul Airport

Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 27, 2021 | Sundance | 175 Comments

Originally the plan of the Taliban was to have Turkey send the people they need to run the airport in Kabul.  However, Turkish President Recep Erdogan told the Taliban he would willingly run the airport for them, but his 600 troops would need to remain as part of the airport security detachment.  The Taliban said no, the Turkish military needed to leave along with all the NATO troops. As a consequence Turkey said until you change your mind, run your own airport.

Here comes plan number two.  Plan number two is the Taliban calling on their second ally in the region, Qatar.

Now, remember, Qatar is home-base for the Muslim Brotherhood.  Both Qatar and Turkey are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (Barack Obama supports them also).  The Brotherhood is the political operation of al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, ISIS, ISIS-K and the Taliban.

The Muslim Brotherhood is the covering fabric, and the various Islamic extremist groups are the splines of the extremist umbrella.

Now the Taliban have asked Qatar to run the airport: CAIRO, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The Taliban will ask Qatar for technical assistance in operating Kabul airport, Qatari based Al Jazeera news channel reported on Friday citing a source in the Islamist movement.

The Taliban have asked Turkey for technical help to run the airport after next Tuesday’s deadline for all foreign military forces to pull out of Afghanistan, an ultimatum they say applies equally to Turkish troops.

Earlier today, two officials told Reuters Turkey will not help run the airport after NATO’s withdrawal unless the movement agrees to a Turkish security presence, after deadly attacks outside the airport highlighted the perils of any such mission. (link)

This request highlights the weird realignment we discussed two weeks ago:

(1) The Muslim Brotherhood.  There were reports from Qatar that MB leadership is heading back into Afghanistan.  This is predictable.  The Muslim Brotherhood is the political umbrella for authentic Islam (ie. extremists).  The Brotherhood supports the al-Qaeda regional affiliates including the Taliban, al-Nusra, and others.  Qatar is the financial center of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Brotherhood is political Islam.

(2) China.  Most people don’t realize that China shares a common border with Afghanistan and has issues with Islamic extremists and sympathizers.  China has benefited from the U.S. in Afghanistan keeping the Taliban in check.  A U.S. retreat now means China needs to engage with the Taliban to bolster their national security interests.  China will establish diplomatic ties with the Taliban partly because Beijing uses duplicitous diplomacy as a strategy.  [It ain’t because China likes the Taliban]

(3) Turkey.  Unfortunately for Europe, Turkey is both a NATO member (stupid decision) and aligned in common cause with the Muslim Brotherhood.  Turkish President Recep Erdogan has previously given safe harbor to the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood upon their exit from Qatar, when the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Bahrain) demanded Qatar stop supporting terrorists (the Brotherhood).

The EU will not want to recognize the Taliban, but Turkey most certainly will… regardless of what the EU wants, because Erdogan is aligned with extremist Islam.  Europe is weak and always ends up acquiescing to the threats of Turkey; so don’t look for much other than pearl clutching from NATO members about it.

(4) Europe.  As noted above, the EU doesn’t support Islamic extremism; however, the EU is now infiltrated with Islamic extremism, and the EU is too worried about cultural sensitivities to do anything about it.  They will likely try another round of multiculturalism advocacy, which will likely end just like the last time with fracture and cultural crisis because the Islamic extremists attack, murder and rape too many EU people.  It will be a mess again.

(5) Pakistan.  The Pakistani government is already aligned in common purpose with the Taliban, and have been supporting them under the table the entire time the U.S. was in Afghanistan (See UBL compound etc).  China has invested heavily in Pakistan and created reasonably strong ties.  China needs the assistance of Pakistan to help leverage their need for regional national security from the Taliban in Afghanistan.

(6) Russia.  Oddly Russia and the EU have the same outlook toward the Taliban in Afghanistan.  However, where the EU is twisted in pretzel knots of political correctness, Russia is not.  Look for Russian President Vladimir Putin to exploit his own interests in the EU via strength and a closer relationship. How? Because Russia can keep the Taliban and Turkey in check if the NATO members are blackmailed by Afghanistan and Erdogan.

*Note – NATO was formed to keep Russia in check…. and now we will likely watch Russia helping NATO keep their step-child, Turkey, in check. How’s that for some geopolitical irony?

Summary:  Qatar (Muslim Brotherhood) will help the Taliban (al-Qaeda).  China will form tenuous and conniving ties with the Taliban, likely relying on economics.  Turkey will support the Taliban and look for help, eventually, to assist Erdogan re-attain the Ottoman Empire he lusts. The EU is stuck between Russia and a hard place (Turkey), and will likely end up on team Putin.

Joe Biden will eat jello…. and the leftists in the U.S. State Department will run to their proverbial Alamo, The United Nations.

Wait for it…

HISTORY – President Obama’s February ’09 Cairo speech began a sequence of events that led to what was called the “Arab Spring“; factually an extremist uprising.  Bolstered by the resulting chaos the Muslim Brotherhood rose to power in Egypt behind Mohammed Morsi.

However, a majority of the Egyptian people rejected President Morsi’s sharia governance, and asked a well respected General Fattah al-Sisi to step in.  Accepting the request of a desperate people Sisi removed Morsi, disbanded the Muslim Brotherhood and went on to win a landslide election in 2014.   The leadership of the Brotherhood fled to Qatar.

President Obama and his policy team were not happy with this outcome.  Obama supported Morsi, not al-Sisi.  Another person who was not happy, was Turkish President Recep Erdogan, who also supported Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Undeterred, and understanding the need for urgency, Egyptian President al-Sisi then began a long process of confronting extremism.  Sisi destroyed the Hamas terror tunnels on the border between Egypt and Israel; and, despite the anxiety expressed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Sisi brokered an interim peace agreement between the Palestinian Authority and Israelis.

Destroying the Hamas tunnels removed the physical terror influence of Iran.  President al-Sisi then returned his focus back to Qatar and their support for the exiled leadership of the Brotherhood.

President al-Sisi formed a coalition against Qatar. This coalition included the UAE and Saudi Arabia who withdrew their ambassadors and isolated Qatar in the region.  This was the beginning of what we now call more broadly the Arab coalition.  The coalition initiated sanctions against Qatar until they stopped financing and harboring terror.  Remember this is late in 2014 and a lot is happening really fast.

Against growing pressure from Arab states, including the Gulf Cooperation Council, Qatar agreed to expel seven leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.  Again reflecting his alignment with the Brotherhood, and with much more grand ambitions of a new Ottoman empire as his unspoken motive, Recep Erdogan provided the terror leaders a home in Turkey.

It is important to note timing (’13, ’14, ’15,) and the political alignments:

  • President Obama, Turkey (Erdogan), Qatar, the Palestinian Authority, and Iran, were aligned with favorable outlook toward the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and the Gulf Arab states were not favorable toward the Muslim Brotherhood.

In the background of this ideological conflict, Syria is in a state of civil war as a result of U.S. Obama policy carried out by Secretary Clinton/Leon Panetta and Secretary Kerry/John Brennan.  Obama was aligned with Turkey, again Erodgan, who wants greater influence and has a vision of his new Ottoman empire.  As gatekeeper between Europe and the Middle East, Erdogan knows the value of his geography and the influence it provides him.

Erdogan also wants to absorb Northern Syria and is willing to enlist his Muslim Brotherhood allies toward his goals.  However, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE (team anti-Brotherhood) are against the expansion of Turkish influence.

Despite President Obama’s ongoing opposition, Egyptian President al-Sisi faced down Turkey over a U.N. Security Council seat and quietly defeated them.  [In a secret ballot, Erdogan lost.]  At the same time this was happening, expansive energy reserves via natural gas, were discovered to be much larger than initially thought off the coast of Israel.

♦ TEAM One – The Department of State is aligned with the CIA.  Their media PR firms are CNN, CNNi and the Washington Post. Their ideology is favorable to the United Nations.  Their internal corruption is generally driven by relationship with foreign actors.  References: Hillary Clinton, Clinton Global Initiative, John McCain, Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood, Samantha Powers, Susan Rice, Cass Sunstein, Brookings Institute, Lawfare, China-centric, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Council on Foreign Relations.

♦ TEAM Two – The White House is aligned with the Pentagon (DoD) and National Security Council (NSC).  Their media PR firms are domestic in nature. New York Times, Politico, etc.  Their internal corruption is generally driven by domestic influence.  References: Barack Obama, George Bush, Wall St, Big Banks, Multinational Corporations, Defense Contractors, FBI (state police), Judicial Branch, and community activists writ large.

Both teams are highly political. However, the State Dept/CIA team consider themselves above political changes; essentially the deeper Deep State.

Afghanistan & the Incompetence of the West

Armstrong economics Blog/War Re-Posted Aug 19, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Now that the Afghan government has fallen, I believe I am free to talk about what I do know. I met with the government on neutral ground in Thailand. I was invited to give lectures there but just never found the time to make that trip. As I have said before, most governments have heard of Socrates. After all, it has been putting out economic and geopolitical forecasts since 1977. From my discussions with them in Thailand, what I can say is that the Taliban are largely self-funded, yet have been warmly protected by Pakistan which is the ONLY nuclear nation in that region. Pakistan has supported the Taliban, not for religious agreement, but because of their enemy, the Afghans, we friends with Pakistan’s enemy India. In that sense, there is a deep-seated religious conflict that goes back to the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

The peak in our model on the region took place in 2019 when any hope of some sort of peace treaty with the Taliban collapsed. Military operations between Afghan and US government forces and the Taliban then intensified in 2019 resulting in more than 8,000 civilian casualties. That was precisely on target being 72 years from 1947 which was the real period of the rise in militant Islam. A standard 2-year reaction was in play which has brought us to this point in 2021. But this is the start of a 13-year cycle of rising tensions which will also peak in 2032.

Pakistan is aligned with China and the idea has been that China will invest in Afghanistan and that may help to satisfy the Taliban. But that is perhaps wishful thinking. Religiously, they are more akin to Iran. Nevertheless, the Taliban has been a movement of religious students (talib) from the Pashtun areas of eastern and southern Afghanistan. They were actually educated in traditional Islamic schools in Pakistan. Keep in mind that Pakistan can be very authoritarian. Pakistan is blocking cell phones to compel people to be vaccinated.

The Taliban control the largest opium production in the world and have been the #1 exporter. This has been their primary source of funding. Back in 2000, they were against drugs. But they needed the support of the farmers and flipped their ethical view that they were exporting opium to the enemy so that made it ethical.

Some believe that they were also bribing some public officials to look the other way. For most of the last 20 years, the Taliban have been in the drug trade. However, that has not been their own source of funds. They also get money from mining, real estate, and unnamed regional benefactors who lead back to Iran. Nevertheless, the Taliban is a well-funded organization, and they are primarily a self-sustaining group that can be sustained domestically. They have imposed their own tax regime known as ‘ushr,’ which is a 10% tax on income and 2.5% wealth tax.

Believe it or not, the Taliban have stolen weapons that were given to the army and police forces by the United States. Some believe they bribed people for that access. They have stormed the government offices and arrested officials and killed many. They have stormed the prisons, releasing everyone, and seized all the American weapons provided to the government. However, sources were also saying that the Taliban were also getting weapons “donated” to them from Iran with its proxy war against the United States. Additionally, there were claims that weapons were also being smuggled in from Russia via Tajikistan.

Biden’s performance and the inability of the Biden Administration to manage a bubblegum machine is what our models have been warning. The West has used COVID to try to change the economy, but this Great Reset actually destroying jobs and small businesses (middle class) while favoring the big elite companies, which is why Big Tech supports the Great Reset. The problem with this stupid move has been that this is precisely what you DO NOT do. The US Civil War was won by the north because it was the industrial backbone. The south was getting funding from adversaries, but they were predominantly just agrarian. The victor belongs to the stronger economy.

Rome fell during the 3rd century BECAUSE its economy was weakened. Once the emperor Valerian I (253-260 AD) was captured by the Persians in 260 AD, this signaled to all the Barbarian tribes in the north that Rome was vulnerable. They began an assault that even forced Rome to build a defensive wall around the city when Aurelian (270-275 AD) came to power in 270 AD. Within just 10 years of Valerian’s capture, Rome itself was vulnerable to the invasion of Germanic tribes.

Anyone who has been to Rome will see the spectacular Aurelian Wall that still stands to this day. It is a reminder of what happens when an empire becomes weak from within. That is when it is time to invade. You would think that this should be a lesson taught to world leaders. Oh, I forgot. There are no classes on how to be a world leader. There are no professional requirements to run a country. That is our real problem.

The capture of Valerian in 260 AD also led to the separatist movement where Britain, Gaul (France), and Spain broke from the Roman Empire and began the Gallic Empire with their own Emperor Postumus. Here is a silver coin of Postumus and we can see the propaganda. The reverse clearly read that he is the restorer of Gaul. He would not have issued such a coin and the Western part of Europe would not have split from Rome unless they saw that Rome was incapable of defending them or managing anything.

History WARNS that this drive to change the economy has weakened the economies of the West and has left Europe especially defenseless. NATO has become a joke. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has succeeded Ursula von der Leyen, who was elected as the new head of the European Commission. So Ursula von der Leyen, who was also a board member of the World Economic Forum, was in charge of the defense of Germany and now she is the head of the EU. She has no qualifications for either position. The West is all about diversity and symbolize — not qualification.