In this new story from William Craddick over at Disobedient Media that went viral over the weekend he reports McMaster's ties to a George Soros funded 'think tank' raises many questions and indicates a huge potential conflict of interest as the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has also taken funding from mulitple government's in the Middle East, government's which hate America and, in some cases, are financially backing terrorists.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a UK-based think tank with strong establishment ties which was credited by former U.S. Ambassador Raymond Leonard Garthoff in his memoirs as being a driving force in creating “intellectual structures for managing the Cold War.”
The IISS has famously boasted that it “owes no allegiance to any government, or to any political or other organization” and produces research cited and utilized by a vast number of groups internationally. But on December 6th, 2016, The Guardian reported that documents published by the organization Bahrain Watch showed that the IISS received more than £25 million in funding from the Bahraini royal family. The leaked documents also revealed that the IISS and Bahrain’s rulers specifically agreed to keep the latter’s funding secret, which would be used to pay for an IISS office in the country as well as annual conferences on Middle East politics attended by heads of state and other powerful figures in Bahrain’s capital of Manama.
The Middle East Eye also published research indicating that in 2015 this funding accounted for over half the IISS’ total income during that period. A reference of the IISS’ Sources of Funding Statement page reveals that the think tank also receives funds from a shocking list of special interest groups, including the Carnegie Corporation New York, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Executive Affairs Authority – Abu Dhabi, The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense, the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), the embassies of China, Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and the High Commission for Pakistan. The IISS also accepted donations from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation and the Ploughshares Fund.
According to President Trump's new CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the very same Wikileaks organization that exposed Hillary Clinton's lies and crimes to the American people and helped win the election for Trump acts like a non-state hostile intelligence agency. While during the election, Pompeo had great praise for Wikileaks, citing WikiLeaks as a reliable source and pointing to the WikiLeaks emails as “proof” that the DNC favored pre-selected candidates, why has his tone so suddenly changed? In fact, Pompeo says now he can't even remember putting out the July 2016 tweet seen screenshot below. Why?
While claiming that Wikileaks is "making common cause with dictators", we see in Pompeo's own embracing of one of the world's most savage tyrants the cold hard truth we'll never get from Pompeo's own lips. As this story from Glen Greenwald at the Intercept reports, just eight weeks ago, Pompeo placed one of the CIA’s most cherished awards into the hands of one of the world’s most savage tyrants, who also happens to be one of the U.S. Government’s closest allies. Pompeo traveled to Riyadh and literally embraced and honored the Saudi royal next-in-line to the throne. Why the huge disconnect coming directly from the CIA, which was at war with President Trump just weeks ago, and what should we make of this?
Pompeo’s remarks also put him add odds with Mr. Trump’s most recent comments about the hacking organization. As recently as January, President Donald Trump applauded WikiLeaks for shedding light on DNC operations, and Mr. Trump was profuse in his praise for WikiLeaks before his election.
‘‘I love WikiLeaks!’’ the real estate mogul declared a month before the election at a rally in northeast Pennsylvania.
As Greenwald also reports, while attacking Wikileaks, Pompeo also attacked the 1st Amendment and the same free press in America that helped to get President Trump elected by continuously pounding Hillary and her neverending lies.
Pompeo proclaimed that “we have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.” (ANP: WHO IS 'US'?) He also argued that while WikiLeaks “pretended that America’s First Amendment freedoms shield them from justice,” but: “they may have believed that, but they are wrong.”
He then issued this remarkable threat: “To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.” At no point did Pompeo specify what steps the CIA intended to take to ensure that the “space” to publish secrets “ends now.”
Should Americans be concerned that the new head of the CIA is embracing very real and proven Islamic tyrants while arguing that the 1st Amendment is being used 'against us'? We can assure you, as long as we are able, ANP will continue to stand up to 'traitors' and tyrants and if suddenly and without warning, websites such as Wikileaks, Infowars, the Drudge Report, Zero Hedge, ANP and others are removed from the internet, we'll all have 100% proof that freedom-hating tyrants are in control of America. You can hear Pompeo's remarks in the 2nd video below.
As we previously reported on ANP, if President Trump is getting his information from the same 'deep state' of Barack Obama that 'switched sides on the war on terror', then everything we're now witnessing makes a whole lot more sense.
In his latest push to secure an imperial presidency that will lead to a self-declared caliphate, Turkey’s top Islamist ruler, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is intent on fomenting chaos by staging high-profile assassinations and terror plots to mobilize Turks into supporting him in his relentless drive to transform a secular parliamentary democracy into an Islamist dictatorship.
It is not hard to spot the road markers that are abundantly clear and available for keen observers of Turkish politics. Erdoğan’s own narrative displayed publicly in rallies often describes Muslim nations, most of which used to be part of the Ottoman domain, as undeclared protectorates under the watch of Turkish leadership. In every campaign before national and presidential elections, the Turkish president has made a clear point that his political movement is fighting not only for Turkey but for all Muslims, from North Africa to the Balkans, from the Middle East to Central and Southeast Asia. He often laments how Turkey was downsized from the vast Ottoman geography encompassing 20 million square kilometers to its current 780,000 square kilometers. He underlines that World War I conditions are no longer applicable, revealing his irredentist approach and ambitions to resurrect the caliphate.
The recent story from RT reports a London primary school recently took a two-day field trip to meet with an Islamic extremist imam. While critics of the visit claimed such a field trip was unacceptable, we once again see more and more moves being made in an attempt to 'normalize' Islamic terrorism and 'civilization jihad'. The new story from Bare Naked Islam reports at the April 5th state legislative session in Delaware, Islamic prayers rang through the hall, but apparently the subtle and non-so-subtle cues for ‘Civilization Jihad’ were lost in the translation. Here’s what the imam was really saying:
Islam commands the takeover of non-Islamic governments.
You can see a video of what recently happened in Delaware as the first video below in which our videographer points out the utter disrespect for America displayed by this man who was invited to give Islamic prayers.
In the state of Montana, Democrats there recently voted against a bill that would have banned Sharia law in Montana, going so far as to call the bill 'repugnant'. Obviously completely clueless that Sharia law goes straight up against the US Constitution, Democratic lawmakers there claimed the bill targeted Muslims though allowing Sharia law in the state would target Americans for same kind of barbarity that tens of millions of Muslims go through now in countries all around the world.
Are we now witnessing attempts to 'normalize' tyranny and Islamic terror? We'll close with this excerpt from Counter Jihad.:
More dangerous than violent Jihad?
Violent jihad is easy to identify and obvious in the danger it presents.
Civilization Jihad is by its nature and design a more subtle, but truly more dangerous threat in the long run. It aims to transform a society from within so it can eventually be brought under Islamic law.
Since the goal is the overthrow of the society and its existing government and laws, Civilization Jihad can be a “pre-violent” preparation for violent jihad or if successful enough achieve the desired end on its own.
It's Not Free Expression; It's Subversion
Civilization Jihad must not be confused with, or tolerated as, a constitutionally protected form of religious practice—no more than violent jihad against the United States government would be.
Though the actions undertaken are not violent, it is preparation for the success of a violent campaign or it may succeed on its own and remove the need for violent conquest. It consists of attempts to subvert government officials, to prevent people from speaking about the connection between Islam and violent jihad, and in spreading the ideals of Islamic law so that they become normalized and accepted.
It includes influence operations by Muslim leaders to transform how institutions such as the intelligence community, Defense Department, police, and schools and universities think and speak about the threats posed by the jihad to Western liberties, to the idea of democracy as a good, or to our basic notions of human equality.
It entails efforts to expand the Muslim population in the targeted countries, and to block assimilation within those communities. It also includes attempts to punish government officials who do pursue such threats via political correctness, lawsuits, or damage to their careers.
In this way it hopes to chill American efforts to address the threats posed by the violent jihad to our entire way of life.