Despite official denials from Her Majesty’s Government, the son of Libya’s strongman says the British government cut a deal with his country to release a despicable terrorist in order to promote trade between the two countries.
Moammar Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, was quoted by Reuters as saying to Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi upon his return to Libya
In all British interests regarding Libya, I always put you on the table. All the visits of the ex-Prime Minister Blair and the big secret and public work that all the parties entered into was carried out in order to release you. The exploitation of British-Libyan political and trade interests was always done with the aim of releasing Abdel Basset al-Megrahi.
Gaddafi’s son has been using his charity for years as a form of public diplomacy. As Capital Research Center’s executive vice president Robert Huberty noted Friday, al-Islam is chairman of Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, identified two years ago in a CRC paper by Eliza Gheorghe as a public relations gimmick to manipulate world opinion.
The disgusting welcome of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya is a reminder of the immorality of international politics. Here is a photo of Saif al Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Qaddafi, welcoming the terrorist in Tripoli. Here is another photo of Gaddafi as he signed an agreement last month with the London School of Economics giving it $2.5 million in support of LSE’s Centre for the Study of Global Governance, a program that claims to promote corporate social responsiblity.
The junior Gaddafi is a philanthropist. He is chairman of Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, identified two years ago in a CRC paper by Eliza Gheorghe as a public relations gimmick to manipulate world opinion. It appears to be succeeding. The LSE’s statement accepting the foundation’s money says, “It is a generous donation from an NGO committed to human rights and the promotion of civil society.”
The British government disclaims responsibility for the terrorist Megrahi’s release, claiming it is all Scotland’s doing, notwithstanding that Peter Mandelson, heir apparent to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, met Gadaffi junior a week before the release. One can only hope the news media makes an effort to determine who benefits (and here) from this injustice.
The left-wing bloggers of Netroots Nation are losing interest in opposing the war now that their man is in the White House, reports Byron York of the Washington Examiner.
The left-wing character assassins at Media Matters for America highlight a brief July 13 segment from Glenn Beck’s radio show in an effort to make Beck look ridiculous.
The ACORNs of the world, that’s not, that is not about voter registration. That is about framework. That is about community organizing. That is about getting people to stand up and extort other people. It is, in the future, those kinds of organizations will be about riots, planned riots.
In fact Beck is correct. He describes both the tactics of the leftist Machiavelli Saul Alinsky and the Cloward-Piven Strategy of orchestrated crisis that was long ago embraced by ACORN. ACORN founder Wade Rathke acknowledges at page 122 of his new book Citizen Wealth the debt that the so-called welfare rights movement owes to Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven for devising the “overwhelm the system” strategy for radical political change.
Rathke, who was booted out of ACORN last year for his role in covering up his brother’s nearly $1 million embezzlment from the group for eight years, calls the strategy “an exciting call to arms.”
Media Matters is the journalistic equivalent of a roving, extremely well-funded death squad.
Or so says a new book called Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America, published by Yale University Press.
My article about how the left is arguing that several recent shootings are proof that those who oppose their big-government objectives are hate mongers appears in Human Events.
Robert McNamara, the wunderkind who fascinated President John F. Kennedy with his intellectual gymnastics while serving as his secretary of defense, has died at the age of 93.
McNamara, who also went on to serve President Lyndon Johnson, was a key architect of the Vietnam War.
He was brilliant, the quintessential liberal do-gooder who sincerely believed he was doing the right thing but whose efforts almost invariably led to disaster.
His horrendous “Project 100,000″ program was aimed at getting more black Americans serving in the military but was savaged as an attempt to use minorities as cannon fodder. Much like another liberal idealist a decade later, Jimmy Carter, the harder McNamara worked, the more he seemed to fail.
McNamara was a very interesting, tragic historical figure who in later life came to recognize the error of his ways.
We can learn from his mistakes.
All those who value America’s liberties should solemnly observe that on this day 56 years ago the Communist traitors Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed.
It is unclear how many American lives were lost as a result of their actions.
The left had denied the guilt of its slain martys for decades, arguing that they were condemned to death in a wave of anti-Communist hysteria. Even nowadays after their co-defendant Morton Sobell admitted the Rosenbergs (or at least Julius–Ethel might have been a silent observer or accomplice after the fact) were Soviet spies, the Rosenbergs’ children and a few diehard nutters continue to defend them.
Robert Meeropol, a son of the Rosenbergs, now runs the Rosenberg Fund for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, in Meeropol’s words, was created to enable radical left-wing activists “to rally around the children of this era’s targeted activists.”
On the website’s “Our Story” page, he dances around the question of his parents’ treachery and demonstrates that he hates America as much as his parents did. Using wording one might expect to find at the website of the Communist Party USA, Meeropol, who embraces convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal, writes
In recent years, we have witnessed the most rapid and widespread erosion of our civil liberties since the 1950′s. Those who speak out in opposition to our criminal war abroad and the growing repression at home are condemned as “traitors” and treated as enemies of the state. These conditions are familiar to anyone who lived through the anti-communist hysteria of the 1950′s.
The Rosenberg Fund puts on a celebrity-studded performance every year called “Celebrate the Children of Resistance.” The list of America-hating performers and celebrities who have participated in the event in recent years is telling: Angela Davis, Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Howard Zinn.
A chill wind blows.
In light of the horrific murder of a security guard by an alleged extremist at the U.S. Holocaust Museum, liberal pontificator Paul Krugman of the New York Times is the latest unhinged pundit to join in the left’s campaign to silence conservatives and libertarians.
His latest column is filled with lies and distortions about the discredited, now-withdrawn Department of Homeland Security report on “rightwing extremism” that labeled all conservatives, libertarians, and returning veterans as potential terrorists and directed law enforcement officials across the country to act.
Shame on him.
Krugman should remember that the hate-crimes legislation that the left has been hysterically demanding for years could one day be used against him.
(I had a vigorous discussion yesterday about the shooting and the left’s reaction to it with progressive talker Thom Hartmann on his show yesterday.)