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A version of this column was published at WND.COM on 4/27/16
Even for a veteran of Capitol Hill such as myself, the mountain of disinformation is difficult to dig through to find the truth. Telling the truth to Capitol Hill staff is even more difficult than finding out what the truth is to start with.
A prime reason for this is the many catch phrases that have been put into play that are less than truthful, but have been said over and over again so many times that they are accepted as truth by virtually everyone, including the media. For instance, it is utter fiction that there was a “peaceful” uprising against the Syrian government in 2012 which only turned violent after there was a “brutal crackdown.” The uprising was actually violent from the start and led by radical Sunni Muslim rebels who had been supplied arms by the Qatar and Saudi Arabia royal families. The revolt, supported by Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama, was actually against Syria’s secular government that protected religious minorities such as Christians.
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The same was true in Egypt where the Obama Administration, with Hillary Clinton as a riding point, took down a secular government and installed the Muslim Brotherhood as leaders. The so called “free election” at the time has since been exposed as a charade in which the election board was ordered to declare the Muslim Brotherhood as the winner. The people revolted and expelled the Muslim Brotherhood much to the dismay of Clinton and her Muslim Brotherhood assistant Huma Mahmood Abedin.
Whoever controls the State Department controls the chatter in Washington, D.C. about foreign affairs. Congressmen and senators, as well as their staffs, receive whatever information they have on foreign affairs from State Department briefings. When a constituent writes a letter to their congressman or senator, or perhaps makes a call, the staff turn to an answer book provided by the State Department or sometimes the Pentagon.
This is why a letter to a constituent from a Democrat congressman in New York is often very similar to a letter sent from a Republican congressman in Texas on the same subject. Even if the two congressmen vote differently, they accept the “facts” given them by the State Department or Pentagon. These congressmen seem to forget that the Obama Administration runs the government and that any briefing book is going to provide only the “facts” which support what the Administration wants them to believe.
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In plain English, the State Department and Pentagon hand the congressmen and senators the Administration’s propaganda, slanted to support the president’s actions. The media, both liberal and conservative, accept these “facts,” even if they draw different conclusions from them.
My favorite line, accepted by almost everyone is: “Iran is the greatest exporter of terror in the world.” In fact, Iran is Shiite, and 99.9 percent of all the Islamic terror in the world is perpetrated by Sunni Muslims. Virtually all the funding of terror comes from the royal families and the rich in Sunni nations such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. BUT – BUT – BUT – We can’t tell the truth about Sunni terror and who finances it, because Sunni Saudi Arabia is “our best Muslim ally” and “a key part of our coalition to fight terror.” Translation: “The Saudis have a lot of money and oil.”
Sunni run Saudi Arabia holds a gun to the financial head of the United Sates. “Do what we say or we will divest of the dollar and kill your economy,” threaten the Saudi royals. A good example is the current legislation in Congress to allow 9/11 attack survivors, and family members of those who died, to file lawsuits against the Saudi individuals who financed that jihad attack. This time the threat is very public. The Saudis bluntly stated that $750 billion in U.S. dollar held securities would be dumped, just about crashing the dollar and greatly harming our economy. On the order of the Saudi royals, 28 pages of the official 9/11 report that implicated Saudis in the 9/11 attack have been kept secret. Almost all of the 9/11 jihadi attackers were Saudi citizens; none were Iranian.
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The Mullahs of Iran are not nice people at all. They twist the arms of their politicians and are the root cause of the persecution of Christians in Iran. Are the missiles that Iran tests a threat to the United States? Or course not … BUT … they are a threat to the Persian Gulf from which over half of the world’s oil is shipped. At any time, the Iranians could choke off half the world’s supply of oil.
So, why not tell the simple truth that Shiite run Iran could be a threat to the world’s oil supply? Washington can’t do that. The truth diminishes the Iranian threat to America, which is energy rich, and thus threatens the policy to back the Saudi regime whose real goal is to kill or enslave every Shiite Muslim in the world — before turning its malevolent attention to Christians.
I am on Capitol Hill every week that Congress is in session and I am a part of meetings that sometimes just outright stun me. Putting aside the Middle East question — most Republicans on Capitol Hill see nothing wrong with women on the front lines of the Marine Corps. They don’t question why making the restrooms on military bases “transgender” will make our armed forces better able to face the enemy according to Obama. (This actually may be true because the Chinese and Russian military may collectively laugh themselves to death watching the drag queen contests at U.S military bases on YouTube).
On Capitol Hill the United States is everything but a Christian nation. Most Republicans put on a good show at Christian events, but I get to see a lot of them in their natural state on Capitol Hill. Just as with the Democrats, the real religion of Republicans is politics.
There some good godly men and women in Congress and I am able to work with them. I have had dinner with many and sometimes with their families. I have prayed together with both congressmen and senators. Some are deacons of their churches. Unfortunately, they are in the minority, and even more unfortunately, when it comes to the Middle East they also get their “facts” from Obama’s State Department and from a feminized, gay friendly Pentagon that plays patty cake with the Sunni governments that hate them for every gay loving drop of blood in their bodies.
The American-Russian cease fire in Syria was less than two weeks old when trucks headed into Syria from Turkey with American-made arms for Sunni fighters. Separately, Turkey (our NATO ally) helped move hundreds of armed Al-Nusra (which is al-Qaeda in Syria) fighters into positions in Syria to fight the Kurds. In the northern regions of Syria and Iraq, the Kurds are allied with the Christian militias. The same weapons Al-Nusra is using against the Kurds, they are also using against the Christian militias!
On the order of the Saudi royals, the United States is arming Sunni Syrian “rebels” during the cease fire and has offered them advanced weapons including missiles, to “counter the Syrian and Russian air forces” if the cease fire falls. The message to the Sunni rebels is: “If you break the cease fire, America will give you more and bigger weapons to kill more Shiites and Christians.”
In the midst of all of this we continue to hear from our Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that Saudi Arabia is “our best ally in the Middle East.” With allies like this there is no hope of winning the “war on terror.”
It is very hard to tell the truth on Capitol Hill – unless you want a black eye.
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