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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen Subject of 2009 Wikileaks Cable

In late December 2009, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey authored a cable regarding the extremely controversial - and dangerous - Turkish Imam Fethullah Gulen who currently resides in eastern Pennsylvania. Based on the content found in the cable, our State Department knows all about Gulen's attempts to drive the Turkish government to being more Islamist. That goal has been all but realized with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as the Prime Minister and Abdullah Gül as the president. Both are Gulen sympathizers.

Via Wikileaks:
1. (C) SUMMARY: Fethullah Gulen remains a political phenomenon in Turkey. Although "exiled" in Pennsylvania for the past decade, Gulen's impact continues to expand, aided by legions of loyalist supporters and a network of elite schools. The Gulen Movement's purported goals focus on interfaith dialogue and tolerance, but in the current AKP-secularists schism, many Turks believe Gulen has a deeper and possibly insidious political agenda, and even some Islamist groups criticize Gulen's lack of transparency, which they say creates doubts about his motives. END SUMMARY.
Keep reading because the State Department obviously knows quite a bit about Gulen and his intentions. Yet, at the end of the cable, Jeffrey recommends covering up for his government's outright refusal to do anything about Gulen despite grave concern about him. Here is his comment about those concerns followed by what he believes should be the official government response.
12. (C) Given the current AKP-secularist schism in Turkey today, it should not be surprising that any Islamist movement in Turkey would choose to be circumspect about its intentions. Unfortunately, this simply feeds the reflexive tendency in Turkish society for conspiracy theories, and magnifies suspicions about the Gulen movement itself. While the purported Gulen goals of interfaith dialogue and tolerance are beyond reproach, we see aspects of concern in the allegations that the USG is somehow behind the Gulen movement. Accordingly, we would recommend the following standard press guidance:

Q: Why is the U.S. sheltering Fethullah Gulen and doesn't this mean that the US is promoting a non-secular Turkey?

A: -- The U.S. is not "sheltering" Mr. Gulen and his presence in the U.S. is not based on any political decision.

-- Mr. Gulen applied for, and received, permanent residence in the U.S. after a lengthy process which ended in 2008 when a Federal Court ruled that he deserved to be viewed as an "alien of extraordinary ability" based on his extensive writings and his leadership of a worldwide religious organization.
It is beyond outrageous that our government would take this stand in light of everything Gulen's movement is doing right here in the United States. Here is an excerpt from a sermon Gulen gave in Turkey in 1999:
You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers... Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside.
Read more about this HERE and HERE.

Donna Garner has more.

Video: U.S. Senator Says Tea Party Republicans 'Don't Deserve the Freedoms in the Constitution.'

U.S. Senator from New Jersey Frank Lautenberg (D) spoke in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Englewood New Jersey on March 22nd to show opposition to Republican efforts to de-fund the abortion giant. Also joining him were several Democrat state senators. First up, he accused Republicans who say our nation is in dire economic straits of being liars. Lost on him apparently is the $14 Trillion debt we're facing. Our proposed budget cuts don't even pay the interest on existing debt.

He then says the Tea Party doesn't want his side to be able to express their opinions, which is a complete lie. The right encourages the left to express its opinions. It's the left who wants to squelch the right in the form of things like the Fairness Doctrine and Net Neutrality. The Pro-life crowd rightfully insists abortion is murder and doesn't want their tax dollars funding abortions. This stance is over and above the issue of deficit spending. Yet Lautenberg magically translates that into the Tea Party not wanting those on the left to express their opinions. Using his logic, someone on the left should be allowed to have an opinion that murdering an adult in cold blood should be legal and if anyone objects, they don't deserve the freedoms in the Constitution.

The most amazing statement from Lautenberg, however, was that Tea Party Republicans 'don't deserve the freedoms in the Constitution.'

The mask is off.

Via Hot Air:

Video: Louis Farrakhan says Obama is 'Jewish'

It appears that Louis Farrakhan is still quite angry at Barack Obama over how the United States is treating Louie's buddy Gadhafi, who has provided the Nation of Islam leader with millions of dollars over the years. If Gadhafi goes away, so does Farrakhan's gravy train. While speaking on March 25th, Farrakhan took umbrage at being 'tricked' with respect to how Obama is governing. Whatever agenda Farrakhan has - likely some sort of United States of African Muslim nations - removing Gadhafi is antithetical to that agenda and he's not happy about it at all.

There are many parts in this video that induce head-scratching. One of them comes early on when Louie justifies dictators by comparing them to parents of children who make all the rules. He also drops an 'N' bomb in referring to a black mayor but Obama's policies have apparently so flummoxed Farrakhan that the only answer he can come up for those policies is that Obama must be 'Jewish.'

Who knew?!

Via The Blaze:

Watch the radio rant Farrakhan went on during an interview on WVON in Chicago.

Wisconsin Republicans Give Democrats Taste of their Own Medicine

It's long been known to objective observers that Democrats don't care about the rule of law. Their ideological agenda trumps all of that. It's an ends-justify-the-means mentality that is at the heart of that agenda; just read Saul Alinsky. That's the only explanation for why Wisconsin Democrat judge Maryann Sumi (D) put a temporary restraining order on the Wisconsin Collective Bargaining law. When you accept the premise that she had no legal authority to do what she did, it's time for the Republicans to get down in the dirt with these whackos until they're ready to play fair.

It looks like that's exactly what they're doing.

Via JS Online:
Madison — In a stunning twist, Gov. Scott Walker's legislation limiting collective bargaining for public workers was published Friday despite a judge's hold on the measure, prompting a dispute over whether it takes effect Saturday.

The measure was published to the Legislature's website with a footnote that acknowledges the restraining order by a Dane County judge. But the posting says state law "requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to publish every act within 10 working days after its date of enactment."

The measure sparked protests at the Capitol and lawsuits by opponents because it would eliminate the ability of most public workers to bargain over anything but wages.

The restraining order was issued against Democratic Secretary of State Doug La Follette. But the bill was published by the reference bureau, which was not named in the restraining order.

Laws normally take effect a day after they are published, and a top GOP lawmaker said that meant it will become law Saturday. But nonpartisan legislative officials from two agencies, including the one who published the bill, disagreed.
The Republican state legislature passed the Bill legally and Governor Walker signed it legally. The final step before becoming law required the Secretary of State Doug La Follette to certify it. Enter the partisan chain of events used by the Democrats.

A Democrat District Attorney named Ismael Ozanne filed to block the law based on a violation of the open meetings law. Subsequent to that, Republicans pointed to a law authored in 1983 by two of the Wisconsin Democrat Fleebaggers that completely refuted Ozanne's complaint. Democrat Judge Sumi (Sue me) then proceeded to issue a temporary restraining order on the law with absolutely no grounds for doing so. Go figure, she has union ties and should have recused herself based on that fact. As if that wasn't enough, the Secretary of State, La Follette is also a Democrat who gladly pointed to Sumi's decision as justification for his not certifying the law by the ten day deadline, which was March 25th.

Hats off to Governor Walker and the Republican legislature for publishing the law anyway, without La Follette's certification. It will be interesting to see how willing they are to get down in the dirt to defeat this thuggery. The best way to do it is to know the left's rule book, particularly uncle Saul's Rule #4:
Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
We'll know based on the final outcome because the Republicans are in the right - by a long shot - on this one. If the objective of the law is to balance Wisconsin's budget and if, somehow, the Democrats are able to prevent its implementation, the nuclear option for Walker would be to start firing public sector employees until spending is at an acceptable level.

h/t Weasel Zippers
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