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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Super PAC Has Big Names Behind It

Film director JJ Abrams, the SEIU and AFL-CIO unions, and billionaire George Soros are all prominent donors to a super PAC run by David Brock, founder of the controversial Media Matters for America.

The super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, just unveiled a new website this past Friday called VeepMistakes.com featuring more than 1,300 pages of purported opposition research and video clips on potential GOP vice presidential candidates.

KleinOnline recently reviewed American Bridge’s donor list. On it was JJ Abrams who gave $37,500 to Brock’s super PAC last June. Abrams is best known for creating the television series “Alias” and “Lost” and directing such movies as “Mission: Impossible III,” “Star Trek,” and “Super 8.” Abram is also a top Obama campaign donor.

Other American Bridge donors for the fiscal year of 2011 include the National Education Association, SEIU and AFL-CIO. Each gave $100,000. Soros donated $1 million to the super PAC.

Missouri Democrat Defends
Bizarre 9/11 Comments

During an interview on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” on New York’s WABC Radio, M.D. Alam, a Democrat activist running for Missouri secretary of state, defended his claim that 9/11 is a Jewish holiday and that few, if any, Jews were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (In fact, between 200 to 400 Jews, including five Israelis, died in the attacks.)

In the interview, Alam also defended “Loose Change,” a series of online videos arguing the 9/11 attacks were planned and conducted by elements within the U.S. government.

Alam is national chairman of the Democratic Party Asian American Caucus and is founder of Missouri’s Democratic Party Asian American Caucus. He was a manager in Missouri for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Alam has been the focus of news media attention after the Washington Free Beacon reported that he posted in an Internet forum titled, “Was 9/11 a conspiracy?” in 2009. In the forum, Alam asked, “Why 9/11 was a official holidy [sic] for all jewish [sic] people worked in the the [sic] WTC?” Alam went on to tout the “Loose Change” film, asking readers, “Who can tell me how many of the Jewish people died on the 9/11 tragedy?”

Earlier this week, Alam apologized for his remarks in a subsequent interview with the VIN News Jewish blog.

On this reporter’s radio program, though, Alam repeatedly defended his line of questioning about Jews and 9/11. “Do you understand that asking questions is nothing wrong?” Alam stated. “I can ask you something. It doesn’t mean that I am accusing you. Our job is to ask questions to both sides…”

Congressman In Trouble
For Madrassa Remarks

Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) has a history of associating with a radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas. Carson is currently coming under fire for suggesting the U.S. needs to be “looking at” the madrassa model of education where the Koran serves as foundation.

The group in question, the Islamic Society of North America, was listed by the Muslim Brotherhood as a “like minded” organization that shares the goal of an Islamic nation.

Carson gave a speech in May to the convention of the Islamic Circle of North America. Clips from that speech have been playing on Fox News this week. During the address, Carson stressed the importance of the Koranic model of education found inside madrassas.

He stated: “America will never win the war against terrorism without help from the Muslim community. America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran.”

Continued Carson: “And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students. …I have found that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the needs of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.”

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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Obama To PA:

Wait Until After The Elections
 
The Obama administration told the Palestinian Authority it cannot significantly help advance a Palestinian state until after the 2012 presidential elections, a top PA official told this column. The official, however, said the U.S. will press for a Palestinian state quickly if President Obama is re-elected.
 
“The main message we received from the U.S. is that nothing will happen in a serious way before the 2012 elections,” he said. Obama “will not accept the Palestinian request of a state at the [UN] Security Council and cannot help on the ground for now.”
 

“We were told to wait for Obama’s reelection, and that before then nothing serious will happen for a state,” the official continued. “But after the reelection, the U.S. said the schedule will be short to reach a Palestinian state.”

 

Sinai Terror Plot To

Target Americans, Israelis
 
Intelligence information indicates that both Americans and Israelis are the intended target of a jihadist terror plot, according to informed Middle East security sources with specific knowledge of the plan.
 
On Saturday, Israel instructed border personnel not to allow Israelis to pass through the Taba border crossing into the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The crossing connects the Sinai with the Israeli port city of Eilat. The closure marks the first time the border has been shut down since it was first opened to Israel in 1982.
 
The Israeli media reported the decision to shut the border crossing was made after the Jewish state received serious and targeted threats from terror organizations planning to perpetrate attacks against Israelis in the Sinai, particularly near Taba.
 

Security sources familiar with the threats told KleinOnline.com there were also threats against Americans in the Sinai as part of the planned jihadist attacks. The sources did not have more specific information on the U.S.-related threat.

 

Radical Agenda Behind

Wall Street Protests
 
As the news media struggle to find a unifying theme behind the so-called Wall Street protesters, a closer look at the activists behind the agitation reveals a transformative agenda aimed at assaulting U.S. capitalism. The Occupy Wall Street movement launched two weeks ago and has been escalating ever since.
 
Organizers have been calling for rewriting the U.S. Constitution; imposing a “Robin Hood tax” on most financial transactions worldwide with the goal of taking from the “rich” to give to the “poor;” and giving the Federal Reserve permission to regulate interest rates on savings accounts. So reads a call to arms by a group calling itself the General Assembly of New York City. The group has been asking supporters to participate in a “Day of Rage” that started last month and seeks to escalate into protests across the nation.
 
There are indications the Wall Street protesters are training to incite violence, resist arrest and disrupt the legal system. Planners have their own website – USDayofRage.org – which provides resources, including videos and detailed written instructions, for protesters to engage in “civil disobedience.” The resources provided include instructions on how to resist police arrest and disrupt court hearings.
 
Numerous radicals, many with direct ties to Obama, are linked to protests and other activism scheduled for the coming months. In March, ACORN founder Wade Rathke announced what he called “days of rage in 10 cities around JP Morgan Chase.” Rathke was president of an SEIU local in New Orleans.
 
The September 17 protest seems to be the culmination of Rathke’s efforts. Those efforts are being organized by Stephen Lerner, an SEIU board member who reportedly visited the Obama White House at least four times. Lerner is considered one of the most capable organizers of the radical left. He recently organized the SEIU’s so-called Justice for Janitors campaign.
 

Also training the protesters has been Heather Booth, director of a Saul Alinsky-style community organizing group, the Midwest Academy, which specializes openly in the tactics of direct action, confrontation and intimidation. In 1999, Booths’s Midwest Academy received $75,000 from the Woods Fund with Obama on its board alongside Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers. In 2002, with Obama still serving on the Woods Fund with Ayers, Midwest received another $23,500 for its Young Organizers Development Program.

 

Obama Nominee Tied To

Controversial Loan
 
President Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary served as chairman of the board of a solar energy company that recently received a $1.37 billion federal loan guarantee – the largest the Department of Energy has ever given for a solar power project.
 
Now that company, BrightSource Energy, is attempting to build the world’s largest solar power plant amid concerns such ventures may be too risky an investment for the federal government.
 
In June, BrightSource Chairman John Bryson was nominated by Obama to head the Commerce Department.
 
The U.S.-funded BrightSource solar panel system will feature mirrors that reflect sun toward a massive central tower that is in turn heated to produce steam meant to spin turbines to produce electricity. During a national address last October, Obama mentioned the possible benefits of BrightSource Energy’s “revolutionary new type of solar power plant.”
 

However, some have doubted that the massive solar plant will actually work.

The Bay Citizen quoted Michael Boyd, president of the nonprofit Californians for Renewable Energy, as saying there is “no evidence” BrightSource’s project will succeed.
 
             Boyd complained that most of the equipment used at the plant would be manufactured in China and Germany. “Stimulus money isn’t going to jobs here in the U.S. It’s going to jobs overseas,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, Bryson co-founded an environmental activist group that is a member and funder of the controversial Apollo Alliance. Apollo is run by a slew of socialists and radicals, including Jeff Jones, a founder of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist organization. Jones himself boasts of doing work for the environmental group founded by Bryson, the Natural Resources Defense Council.
 

Bryson also served until June as co-chairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a globalist organization whose members can be found throughout the Obama administration.

 

 

        Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief and senior reporter for WorldNetDaily.com. He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York’s 770-WABC Radio, the largest talk radio station in the U.S., every Sunday between 2-4 p.m. His website is KleinOnline.com.

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