The Salafi Style Guide

The Salafi Style Guide

Since 9/11, the discourse about the Jihadi movement has diverged into two distinct camps (1) the apologetic and (2) the sensationalistic. Unfortunately, beyond the MSM’s focus on the gory details of terrorism, little is being done in the way exploring the inner workings of this phenomenon and it’s impact on the US. The Jihadi movement remains largely a taboo subject in the media, academia, and government. The same applies to the social and political characterization of Salafism and how/if it differs from other Sunni groups.

Salafism is associated with strict interpretation of Islam–especially in the West–and is the leading ideology of the Jihadists who espouse violent jihad against non−believers (Kafirs) and those they deem to be enemies of Islam which may even include other fellow Muslims (Takfir). Some of the better known Salafi organizations are the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, Al−Qaeda, and ISIS/ISIL. Since the early 1990s, the Salafi movement has gained a strong foothold in many urban centers through the massive expansion of the Muslim Brotherhood organizations and Qatari funding of Islamic causes in Europe and the US. Currently there are over 200 Salafi mosques in the US and this number is growing steadily.

To the public who is not versed in Islamic history, religion, and culture, all Muslims seem to behave monolithically, but that is not the case. There are many variants in the Syafii, Hanafi, Maliki, and Hanbali streams that make up the Sunni school of Islam. Each of these four groups exhibit specialized traits through dress and ritual observance. This is even more pronounced with the adherents of Salafism who demonstrate unique characteristics among all Sunni practitioners.

It is true that you don’t need to know how to build a watch in order to tell the time but a watchmaker ignorant of the inner workings of a clock makes for a lousy horologist. So in this spirit, I dedicate this post to all of you watchmakers out there who in 2010 and onwards had to burn/shred/swallow all of the in-depth training materials on the subject.

The Salafi Movement 101
By way of a quick introduction, the Salafi movement is an offshoot of Wahhabism and Hanbalism. It’s a relative latecomer (18th−19th century) and unlike mystic streams like Sufism, it represents a romantic and idealized view of history. In many ways, it is similar to other contemporary sociopolitical movements like anarchism, communism, and fascism that emerged at the same time and attempted to reshape the traditional bonds of religion, economics, and politics and align them with the realities of the industrial world.

The emergence of modern Salafism can be roughly traced to:

  1. The formation of the 18th−century Wahhabi movement in the Arab Peninsula. One of the triggers for this was the Arab ruler’s disdain for the corrupt Ottoman Empire. In several regards, this was a replay of the Abbasid Revolution of the 7th-8th centuries.
  2. The late 19th century birth of European inspired nationalism in Egypt. This movement formed as a counter response to British and French imperialism as it was manifested through first the Napoleonic conquest of Egypt and then through massive colonial projects like the British railway in Egypt and the French Suez Canal.

At its core, the Salafi movement advocates a return to the traditions of the salaf  (literally: ‘ancestors’ or ‘the pious predecessors’). These are taken to be the first three generations of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad who died in 632 CE.

There is a lot of legal and ceremonial literature about Salafism but there also seems to be a shortage of accurate and consistent basic how−to guides. This appears to be an ongoing problem for new recruits and converts. As Salafi organizations around the world expand through Internet outreach programs, they frequently re−publish various visual aids in an effort to impart the complex religious practices to their new followers. Ironically, many of these guides are themselves flawed.

Pray like a Salafi
Image 1: An example of a Salafi Do’s and Don’ts guide showing the basic positions for a prayer sequence

Salafy Prayer Posture-2
Image 2: An example of a Salafi Do’s and Don’ts guide showing the basic positions for a prayer sequence

Salafy Prayer Posture-3

Image 3: An example of a Salafi prayer guide showing the basic positions for a prayer sequence (Note inconsistency in hand placement in Fig 2)

Upon a closer examination of Salafi doctrine, we can find that even the simplest ritualistic practices such as the position of the toes and fingers during prayer trigger passionate legal debates. Their literature is full of fatwas (religious rulings) on almost every aspect of personal and communal life including subjects like food, hygiene, social interaction, dress, makeup, facial hair, and even use of jewelry. Because of the highly formulaic and ritualized nature of this movement, among the distinguishing marks of Salafi practice are the dress and the prayer routines. All Muslims are commanded to pray five times a day and go through certain steps during the prayer sequence such as kneeling and prostration. Salafi practitioners, however, maintain a rigid set of movements that is unique to them. Image 2 illustrates the prayer variations within Sunni streams and Shia.

Variation in Sunni Prayer Sequences
Image 2: Variations in the performance of the various steps in the prayer sequence across various schools of Islam

Many Shades of Gray
The uniqueness of the Salafi prayer style and practices like dress and grooming are based on the doctrine of a return to the ‘perfect’ historical period of the 7th century. Because of this, the Salafi dogma rejects religious innovations (bid’ah) such as obedience to the secular state and practices such as watching movies and playing music. It also calls for the implementation and strict enforcement of sharia (Islamic law) anywhere Muslims live.

Below are two guides that focus on the details of Salafi dress, grooming, and daily prayer sequences. Due to the limited real−estate on this page, you will have to click on the posters in order to view and read them in full size.

Salafi Dress Characteristics Poster
Image 3: Typical Salafi dress, grooming, and appearance. The dress styles represent multiple geographical regions such as the Arabic peninsula, Afghanistan to the Levant

Salafi Dress 3    Salafi Dress 1 Salafi Dress 2    Salafi Dress 4
Additional variations of in dress and attire (supplement to Image 3)

Salafi Prayer Sequence Poster
Image 4: The Complete Salafi Prayer Sequence

 

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The Red-Green Alliance and the Real Devil of Mogadishu

Black Hawk Down and the Real Devil of Mogadishu

US Rep. Ilhan Omar—or rather Ilhan Nur Said Elmi—has been making a lot of inflammatory statements since 2016. Her repertoire includes anything from whitewashing the 9/11 terror attacks to deliberately distorting the events that took place during the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. 

But she is not alone in this pattern of narrative engineering. A number of Democratic politicians from Minnesota and Michigan, have also jumped on the bandwagon and are now aggressively supporting various false claims like that the US Army massacred tens of thousands of innocent civilians during that battle.

On October 15, 2017, in an obvious attempt to pander to the Somali voters, former Senator Al Franken of Minnesota tweeted the following message:

Al Franken Twitt
Image 1: The original Al Franken Somali terror attack tweet

Two hours after Franken’s tweet, a user by the name of Joshua, commented the following:

“Actually, the worst terrorist attack in Somalia history was the Battle of Mogadishu- 19 US armed forces dead and 73 wounded.”

Joshua Post 
Image 2: Twitter user by the name of Joshua’s response to Franken’s original tweet

Within minutes of Joshua’s post, Ron Harris, a Minnesota democratic strategist, DNC leader, and close friend of Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison responded with this tweet:

“All lives matter” even though 230 is more than 10 times 19.”

Harris’s rapid response and the context of his message suggests that the Franken feed was being closely monitored through some automation and that the whole response event was a pre-planned PR blitz.

Harris
Image 3: Ron Harris’s Twitter response to Joshua’s terrorism post 

Several hours after the Harris post, Ilhan Omar jumped in and posted this Tweet:

“In his selective memory, [Joshua] forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day!”

Omar Black Hawk Down Twitter
Image 4: Ilhan Omar’s follow-up Twitter post reinforcing Harris and making a claim about “thousands” of killed Somalis 

What Omar’s post purported to say was that:

  1. Harris’s claim that Somali lives mattered more by a factor of 10X compared to the US Army losses
  2. The US Army killed thousands of innocent Somali civilians during the battle

The Facts About the “Black Hawk Down” Event
Operation Gothic Serpent was an August-September 1993 military mission conducted by the United States during the Somali Civil War with the aim of capturing militia leader Mohamed Farrah Aidid and two of his lieutenants. That mission resulted in what became known as the Battle of Mogadishu, and popularized in a movie “Black Hawk Down”.

The operation was triggered by a number of attacks on the UN Peacekeeping Force by Aidid’s troops. In August of 1993, Aidid’s militia detonated an IED next to a US Army vehicle killing four military policemen. Two weeks later, they detonated another IED injuring more troops. In response, President Clinton approved the deployment of a special task force of 400 US Army Rangers and Delta Force operators named Task Force Ranger. The force flew to Mogadishu and began a hunt for Aidid and his aids.

In the afternoon of October 3rd, 1993, intelligence identified that two of Aidid’s deputies were located at a residence in the Black Sea neighborhood in Mogadishu, just across from the Olympic Hotel. A task force of 19 aircraft, 12 vehicles, and about 160 men were sent to arrest them. 

Operation Gothic Serpent and the Battle of Mogadishu
Image 5: The map and imagery of the Battle of Mogadishu

The two Somali leaders were arrested. The prisoners were loaded onto a convoy of ground vehicles. However, armed militiamen and civilians—some of them women and children—converged on the target area from all over the city and opened fire on the US and Allied troops. 

During the battle that ensued and lasted for about 7 hours, two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters (Super Six One and Super Six Four) were shot down by Somali RPGs. Both of the pilots of the first helicopter were killed but the crew survived the crash landing. Michael Durant, one of the two pilots of the second helicopter, was injured and couldn’t walk. Two Delta Force snipers, Master Sergeant Gary Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randy Shughart, provided cover from a helicopter and eventually got on the ground in an attempt to secure the site but Gordon was killed thus leaving only Durant and Shughart. Eventually, after holding off and killing some 25 Somali militiamen, Shughart was also killed and Durant was taken hostage.

Meanwhile, the remaining Rangers and Delta operators fought their way to the first helicopter crash site where they discovered the crew. They found themselves surrounded by the Somali militia whose repeated attempts to overrun the US position were beaten. Eventually, a rescue convoy of the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division broke through the Somali encirclement and rescued the besieged forces.

The mission’s objective of capturing Aidid’s associates was accomplished at the cost of two downed and one badly damaged MH-60 Black Hawks. Eighteen US troopers and Malaysian soldiers on the rescue convoy were killed and 85 were wounded. The estimated Somali militiamen fatalities during the battle were between 100-300.

Response to Omar’s Somali Casualty Statement from the Actual Combatants
Retired Chief Warrant Officer Mike Durant, the only surviving pilot from the battle, stated that Omar deliberately ignored the fact the 1993 US mission in Mogadishu was to open humanitarian aid routes to Somalis who were facing starvation but the militia leader Mohammed Farah Aidid was intercepting and stealing the aid and attacking the UN forces in the city long before the battle. The Battle of Mogadishu started when the US tried to apprehend him/his aids and in the battle that ensued, the US troops were forced to defend themselves.

Another veteran of the battle, Sgt. Maj. Kyle Lamb, backed up Durant and said:

“We were trying to take out Aidid because he was a clan leader … that had kind of taken over [Mogadishu], …They were taking the food, any of the aid that we were giving to Somalia, also weapons and they were running drugs … He needed to be eliminated.”

Even Captain Haad, a sector commanders for General Aidid’s militia in Mogadishu, who fought in the battle, estimated that about 133 Somali militiamen died fighting with US forces. So, the bottom-line is that there isn’t even one credible source for Omar’s claims that “thousands” of Somalis were killed during the engagement. Yet, even though all of this was repeatedly brought to her attention, she vehemently refused to back away from her false statements.

I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think it Means
It didn’t take long for the mainstream media (MSM) to rehabilitate Ilhan Omar, nor Ron Harris, Keith Ellison, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley who all backed up Omar’s statements. The explanation for what was clearly a deliberately inflated Somali causality estimate by a factor of 30X-100X was that these statements were just innocuous and unintentional gaffes that were made in the heat of the moment. In this same vein, the MSM also attributed other deep seeded anti-Semitic and anti-American statements to their passionate social activism. 

But these loaded expression are neither emotional nor are they gaffes. What might not be obvious to the casual observer is that these are calls for action and are a part of a broader unified strategy that is being planned, developed, and executed by various US Islamic organizations under the unifying umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). When Omar, Tlaib, Ellison, and Pressley (AKA ‘the squad’) make their egregious claims, they are not talking to the average American voter nor even engaging in constructive political dialog. This is also the reason why they don’t apologize for outright false statements even on the rare occasion when they do get called out by the complacent media. 

When Ayanna Pressley says: “Race is a factor in everything”, no one calls her a bigoted racist, even though this language comes from Chapter XI – Nation and Race of Mein Kampf. When AOC states that: “The United States is running concentration camps on our southern border, and that is exactly what they are — they are concentration camps,” , no one accuses her of cynically downplaying the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. When Rashida Tlaib says that: “There’s kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust” , no one reminds her that her Palestinian countrymen served in the 13th SS Division during WWII and committed mass murders of Serbian civilians and that their/her beloved supreme religious leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, was a  wanted war criminal and close friend of Hitler and Himmler and one of the architects of the Final Solution.

Haj Amin al-Husseini and Nazis
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: Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with Hitler and Himmler and his 13 Muslim SS Division

Analyzing the content of the squad’s statements that can be classified as categorically false shows that AOC, Omar, Ellison, Tlaib, Harris, Pressley, and other democratic progressives suffer from exceptionally poor political diversity of opinions and are frequently reusing each others talking points. These points interestingly, follow a very narrowly scripted and coordinated agenda. The narrative also looks alien because it contains a mixture of red (hard left-wing) and green (Pan-Islamic fundamentalism) ideologies. Two ideologies that are diametrically opposed to each other and are unlikely to mingle, but apparently, they did and in the process have produced a hybrid political offspring—the Red-Green Alliance.

The reason why the squad and it support network doesn’t care if they get caught, (normally a show stopper for most politicians), is because they are not communicating facts nor inviting anyone to a political debate. Rather, they are using dog-whistle messaging. This form of clandestine communication uses coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different, or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup. So, you can joke about what appears to be AOC’s imbecilic ranting and raving about the Green New Deal, but they are not what they seem—these are agent activation code broadcasts aimed at the scattered multitudes of privileged, over-educated white millennials and the hordes of disenfranchised inner-city voters calling upon them to join her in an economic and social jihad.

So why doesn’t Omar get called to task by the likes of the NYT and WaPo? The answer to this question has more to do with the long term political strategy of the ‘Social Justice’ league and MSM’s commercial interests and less with the minutiae of accurate historical recollection and facts. In this post, I’ll try to answer this question by pulling the curtain back to get a glimpse of the actors and machinery that make-up this traveling caravan of the Red-Green Alliance circus.

The Red-Green Alliance 101—A Crash Course
The recent outburst of virulent anti-Americanism and open anti-semitism in public discourse may be shocking to some but what is even more disturbing as these hateful statements is the failure of Congress and its democratic leadership to outright condemn them.

AOC, Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, and Ellison attribute the willingness of the democratic leadership to tolerate the verbal violence and the MSM’s failure to take them to task to a ‘changing of the tide’. Gone are the days of the rational Jeffersonian political discourse. The new conversational standards are the Antifa storm troopers busting heads and breaking kneecaps. The failure to publicly repudiate the emergence of mainstream political anti-semitism is just one of the undercurrents of this changing tide, but there is also a deluge heading our way with the clear and present danger of washing away the fabric of civilized society and eroding our entire system of government.

The frequent anti-law enforcement, anti-white, anti-business sound bytes, plus, the perpetual invocation of the racist bigotry card in every debate is just an opening gambit in a much larger political chess game that is being played by the Red-Green Alliance—a union of Marxist Stalinist ideology, Islamic fundamentalist doctrine, and black militantism.

The Red-Green Alliance can be classified as a political crossover movement. In politics, a crossover occurs when opposing political groups, which ostensibly are hostile to each other, form an alliance of convenience in order to achieve a greater political goal or just to work jointly to defeat a shared, more powerful opponent.

The red camp has a long history of chemically bonding to any type of political ideology in order to achieve its ultimate goals. For example, before the advent of the Red-Green Alliance, there was the Red-Black Alliance, the one of communism and fascism as in the case of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. 

This can be illustrated through the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact agreements regarding the future of Poland, Stalin’s support for the rise to power of the Nazi Party, and his orders to activate the French Communist Party on the eve of the Nazi invasion, with specific instructions to engage in propaganda that would weaken and hasten the moral disintegration of the French army. 

Christopher Harmon, a fellow at the Hoover Institute, examined the evolution of political crossovers and described the cooperation between leftist and rightist terrorist groups in Italy. He used the case of Mehmet Ali Agca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. According to Harman, After Agca’s arrest, he stated:

“I am an international terrorist, ready to help other terrorists anywhere…. I make no distinctions between fascists and communists. My terrorism is not red or black; it is red and black.”

Harmon also noted that Agca’s operation was the result of an unholy marriage of leftist and rightist terrorist groups (Agca was a member of the fascist Gray Wolfs). This incident is just one of several that illustrates how European fascists and leftist terrorists became united in their hatred of democratic institutions and shared desire to destabilize them. And all of this with the support from the Soviets and several Arab states like Iran and Syria (which supplied the explosives and weapons via their diplomatic courier services). Harmon also noted that:

Contrary to popular assumptions, not only have leftist and rightist terrorists not been shooting at one another, but there is accumulating evidence of their collaboration in the shared objective of crippling the democratic state. Indeed, a new type of terrorist has emerged … who does not draw neat ideological distinctions in the causes he serves. A significant connecting cord between “red” and “black” wreakers of violence, moreover is the common denominator of support from the Soviet Bloc and its Arab clients.

This critical development is noteworthy because the ultimate targets of this new political terror, both from the right and the left, were the institutions of liberal democratic society. Following this rationale, the wholesale emergence of anti-semitism in American politics should not be shocking; the targeting of Jews and Israel belongs to a larger strategy whose real objective is to destabilize the foundations of the American republic and the parliamentary democracies in Europe.

Since the 1970s, the Red-Green Alliance shifted from the collaboration with right wing terror groups like the Years of Lead, Ordine Nuovo, and Terza Posizione, to Islamic affiliated organizations like the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Black September. Some notable examples for this new cooperation are terrorist attacks such as:

  1. The Lod Airport massacre which was executed by the Japanese Red Army and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP-EO) which resulted in the murder of 26 people and injured 71
  2. The hijacking of Air France Flight 139 to Entebbe by the German Revolutionary Cells and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP-EO)

The Red Part of the Alliance
The post 9/11 attacks saw the official arrival of the Red-Green Alliance to the American political scene. This was manifested by well organized and financed campaigns and public displays of deep hatred towards America by leftist-Stalinist groups like International A.N.S.W.E.R (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism). It is also interesting that then, just as today, the NYT provided these anti-American militant marches with sympathetic and encouraging coverage.

ANSWER and MB
Image 7
: Sampling of 14 years of the International A.N.S.W.E.R militant protests controlled by the MB’s political talking points

Since 9/11, the left has hardened itself around the core value of a furious, permanent, reactionary opposition to the devil-states of America and Israel, which stand as the permanent evil of the world and the paramount threat to world peace and the environment–and whose aims must be thwarted even at the cost of supporting fascists, jihadist, and tyrants.

A little genealogical research shows that the International A.N.S.W.E.R is just a front for the Communist Workers World Party and other communist organizations like the hardcore Stalinist Weather Underground and the Jacobin. Just like its parent organizations, A.N.S.W.E.R happily supports any despotic regime, like Maduro in Venezuela, that claims an affinity with socialism and anti-Americanism. It supported Beijing after the Tiananmen Square Massacre, as well as Gaddafi, and Saddam. It promotes North Korea as a socialist ideal, it even supported Slobodan Milosevic after the Massacre at Srebrenica and it continues to support Iran, the narco-cartels of Colombia and Mexico, Hamas, suicide bombers, and a score of other jihadi organizations.

Antifa the black clad terror battalions
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: Antifa, the black clad terror battalions of the progressive movement

American universities, Hollywood, the MSM, and NGOs are going out of their way to ignore the plight of Jewish communities by colluding and embracing discrimination against them and politically conservative students and rejecting their intellectual and moral rights to free speech and dignity. If you are Christian or a Jew on campus today, you are almost certain to be pushed to the margins and live in constant fear because the real intellectuals or anyone who holds a contrary political opinion is labeled the enemy and a degenerate. In this corrosive environment that is increasingly dominated by intimidation and fear, you must adopt the Red-Green Alliance worldview or be labeled racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, bigot, and white supremacist. 

The display of anti-Americanism and of Jew-hating is the new binding agent that holds together the left–Islamist–black militant (e.g. Louis Farrakhan) movements.  However, beyond the pragmatic advantages of such an alliance, it is curious that the Islamists, who are driving the ‘social justice’ bus and are in full control of the narrative of the movement, are willing to not only passively tolerate, but temporally promote counter sharia concepts like the LGBT movement and a variety of polytheistic and postmodern concepts that are in complete disagreement with Islamic doctrine. 

The Green Part of the Alliance
The basic MB program in America is not a secret. It is stated in publications such as A Muslim’s Guide to American Politics & Government. In this book, the Muslim American Society (MAS) makes a clear statement of purpose, describing itself as a:

“Religious, educational, social, and civic organization. Its mission is to present the message of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims and to promote understanding between them, to encourage the participation of Muslims in the building of a virtuous and moral society, and to promote the human values that Islam emphasizes: brotherhood, equality, justice, mercy, compassion and peace.”

This proselytizing message also known as da’wa is a call for G-d and the prophets to address the people to believe in Islam, the true religion.

A closer look at the book and its sponsor shows that the organization behind this publication is The Muslim American Society (MAS), just one of many US MB organization that was registered in 1993, and it has grown into a national network with over fifty local chapters.

This is the same organization that in a July 1994 meeting of the Brotherhood’s Palestine Committee was mentioned in court documents for the Holy Land Foundation trial. It indicates that the role that the MAS was expected to play within broader MB operations in the United States, was: 

“to educate the brothers in all work centers, mosques, and organizations on the necessity of stopping any contacts with Zionist organizations and the rejection of any future contacts.”

In 2004, Raeed Tayeh, one of the Muslim American Society leaders, wrote an evaluation of the relative strengths of Jews and Muslims in the US.  He identified the success of American Jews in working within the system and recommended that American Muslims adopt the same methods. He considered that the two groups are natural enemies and predicted that the Muslims in America will ultimately win:

“American Jews are very powerful – this is true–but they do not maintain their power through secret conspiracies designed to control everything in this country. This does not mean that many elements of the Jewish community do not plot against Muslims and their interests: they do. But overall, they are as powerful as they are because they understand how the system works, and they know how to use it to their advantage. It has taken them over 100 years to get this powerful, however, while the Muslim-American community has been on the map for only 30 or 40 years. If you compare the development of both communities, you will see that the Muslim community has reached the point where it is now much faster than the Jews did [sic].  If this trend continues, Muslims in America will be a major political force within several years if they continue on the course they are on now.  So, one should think positively about the political future of Muslims, not negatively.”

In what is clearly an example of Jonah swallowing the whale, the Brotherhood is now at the helm. The Green part of the Red-Green Alliance has notably changed its political goals and shifted from the generic anti-war and anti-capitalism rhetoric to the new ‘social justice’ and the delegitimization of Israel via the BDS movement and the traditional hatred of Jews. This new progressive course change is visible on university campuses where the leftist students body and the Muslim students societies engage in violent college protests and attacks against conservative speakers like Ben Shapiro, Jewish students, professors, and administrative staff who do not support the social justice initiatives.

The Sources of the Red-Green Alliance Ideology
The core ideology of the progressive movement has little to do with economics, equality, or civil rights, and a lot to do with the political and ideological turmoil of 1920s and 1940s. This can be best illustrated through the work and career of the Johann von Leers, the ideological father of the Red-Green movement.

Johann von Leers SS Major
Image 9: Johann von Leers the ideological father of the Red-Green Alliance

Johann von Leers was one of the leading ideologues of the Third Reich, serving as a highest-ranking academic at the Nazi propaganda ministry. In 1929, he joined the Nazi Party. From 1930-1931, he was a member of the Brown Shirts and in 1935, he joined the SS where he became a major. In 1938, he became a full professor at Friedrich-Schiller University. His area of expertise was “Legal, Economic, and Political History on a Racial Basis”. Robert Wistrich’s biographical dictionary, Who’s Who in Nazi Germany, described  von Leers as:

…. A district speaker and leader of the National Socialist Students’ League, von Leers came to the attention of Goebbels and was assigned to write Party propaganda, producing a stream of twenty-seven books between 1933 and 1945 dealing in popularized form with Nazi ideology. An expert on the Jewish question, on theories of ‘blood and soil’ and the doctrine of the Germanic master race, von Leers achieved early notoriety with his book, Juden Sehen dich an [Jews are looking at you!], published in 1933 and dedicated to the ‘gallant’ Julius Streicher.

During the war he was Goebbels’ chief anti-Semitic writer (twenty-seven books between 1933 and 1945). Beyond hating Jews, Judaism, and Christianity, he advocated close cooperation between Germany and the Muslim world and viewed Russia as Germany’s natural ally. Even prior to the outbreak of WWII, he wrote propaganda against Zionist settlement in Mandatory Palestine and befriended Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

After the war, as a wanted war criminal facing certain execution if caught, he went on the run and first fled to Italy in 1945, then to Sweden in 1947, and finally to Argentina in 1950. In Argentina, under the patronage of the fascist Juan Perón, he edited the National Socialist and fascist journal, Der Weg (The Way), and contributed to an anti-Jewish campaign commissioned by the embassy of Egypt in Buenos Aires. According to CIA documents, he was recruited by General Hassan Fahmy Ismael (the Egyptian military attaché in Argentina). Fahmi also acted as his go-between for Haj Amin al-Husseini who eventually gave him safe passage to Egypt. After the overthrow of Perón in 1955, Leers was on the move again and based on the recommendation of Haj Amin al-Husseini, Leers relocated to Egypt in 1957 and was appointed as political and propaganda advisor at the Information Department of the Ministry of National Guidance.

After his move to Egypt, Leers converted to Islam and changed his name to Omar Amin. He become head of Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s ‘Israeli’ propaganda unit.  He then continued to produce a massive amount of anti-Semitic literature and strategy as the head of the Institute for the Study of Zionism, managing all domestic and international anti-Israel content and messaging. In the ten years between 1955-1965, Veer raised a generation of western MB Islamist activists such as his protégé Ahmed Huber, who became one of Al Qaeda‘s top financiers through the Al Taqwa Bank, for which he was one of five managers.

In 1964, Leers published a paper titled: “Why I became a Muslim”. This article describes his ideological development and how he reached the transformative decision to convert to Islam. He wrote:

“…. In 1932, I withdrew from the Christian Church after I found that it was a Jewish sect and no path to religion…. the Christendom of the West is on the road to decay, and the destiny of its churches is moral disintegration, so that they became the allies of international Zionism and medium of Israeli propaganda.”

Leers was promoting Islam as a replacement to “Judeo-Christianity” and taking this argument much further than the doctrine of abrogation (Tauret) or replacement theology, and proposing the launch of a political and ideological world-wide initiative which would undo the victory of Christianity over Islam in Europe and unleash a process that would hasten worldwide Islamization. Fifty five years ago, the idea of bringing about the expansion of Islam in Europe and the US would have been unthinkable and may have sounded like a bad joke, but no one seems to be laughing now as we see this reality taking shape right in front of our eyes. 

Leers viewed his conversion to the MB flavor of Islam as the high point of his life. His religious initiation was officiated by none other than Haj Amin-al-Husayni with whom he wanted to make hajj to Mecca. After undergoing this transformation, Leers lost all inhibition and begun to publicly express his objection to Christianity and the west. For example, he advocated the need to free post war Germany from the ‘imperialism of Jewish-Christianity. In his essay Mimbar al Islam [Pulpit of Islam] he wrote:

I felt bitterness later as a student during the lectures on history, because Charlemagne imposed the Christian Church on our nation, which became the basis for much misfortune in German history. I really hated him, and I have the feeling that, if destiny had not brought this on us, [it would have been possible] to develop our pre-Christian religion. Likewise, it was indeed a misfortune that the tyrant Charles Martell drove back the Muslims of Spain. They brought a higher culture, which would have [been transferred] to the German tribes….

Similarly, a CIA report from October 24, 1957 describes other effects of the ‘new born’ Leers:

Part of Leers’ political attitude is apparently due to his conversion to Islam, which was accompanied by a change in his name to Dr. Omar Amin von Leers. He is becoming more and more a religious zealot, even to the extent of advocating an expansion of Islam in Europe in order to bring about stronger unity through a common religion. This expansion he believes can come not only from contact with the Arabs in the Near East and Africa but with Islamic elements in the USSR. The results he envisions as the formation of a political bloc against which neither East nor West could prevail. Leading Egyptian nationalists, however, disapprove of Leers’ conversion. [They may have feared that this type of religious zeal would have brought Leers closer to the Muslim Brotherhood.]

Leers went even further and promoted his pro-Russian pro-communist regime agenda by advising politicians and activists in the German nationalist right, (i.e. crypto fascist), that Russia was the only power capable of reuniting Germany. A CIA report dated March 1959 shows that:

“he [Leers] is constantly pressing for the West German nationalist opposition to come to an agreement with the Soviet Union, on the theory that the Soviets should be brought in to clean up the West.” And that “after such a clean-up the Soviets should be removed by anti-colonial pressure and the Reich restored.”

In a letter written in November 15, 1957 to an American sympathizer, Leers provided the following reasons for his converting to Islam: 

“The Islamic bloc today is the only spiritual power in the world fighting for a real religion and human values and freedom. Besides that, it is a wonderful religion with a great philosophy and an enormous rich[ness] of wisdom. I think sometimes that if my nation had got[ten] Islam instead of Christianity we should not have had all the traitors we had in World War II…”

In another one of his books titled:The World Fight against Imperialism and Colonialism, Leers supported the insurgents in the Algerian War and lent them political and material support. This ‘war of liberation’ provided Leers with an opportunity to also inject his geopolitical anti-semitism into the new emerging Third-Worldism political movement. A CIA document dated October 8, 1956 reported that:

“Von Leers stated that he is working hard to convince two billion non-Europeans of the Jewish danger. He believes that if he succeeds in this effort, Jewish domination of Germany and the United States will no longer be important.”

It is interesting that since the moment Leers arrived to Egypt in 1956, he and his official Egyptian sponsors called for the destruction of Israel and the targeting of the ‘Jewish lobby’. In an interview with Leers on August 1956, he stated:

….Israel is abnormal. It is not big enough or fertile enough to supply millions of Jews for the homeland. It must go. It causes trouble. You may ask why Nasser spends time and money rallying Arabs outside Egypt against Israel when so much has to be done at home…. [The] Zionists are responsible for 90 percent of the world’s press attack on Nasser and Egypt.”

Leers was the architect of the European and American Islamic political expansion through building alliances with the left and right. As the father of this innovative plan, he successfully mobilized the Third World against the US and Israel through various expression in the United Nations, notably the 1975 “Zionism is Racism” resolution and the 2001 World Conference against Racism in Durban, which became the scene of mass outburst of political anti-Zionism and anti-semitism.

Leers disseminated his ideas among the left-wing circles, right-wing circles, and the Holocaust deniers in Europe and the US. His ideas about a coherent geopolitical vision for the international expansion of the MB became the foundation of the Red-Green Alliance and are all based on regurgitated Nazi traditions. Leers often said that he was a gradualist and that this type of effort is going to take some time before it bares fruit. At the time, his ideas of bringing about the Islamization of Europe by encouraging mass migration in order to change its demographics and to undermine its Christian traditions and culture seemed beyond belief. Few would argue that this is still the case today.

The Common Foundations of the Red-Green Alliance
While the ideological foundations of the neo-leftist and the Islamist are known, it is not entirely clear why these two ideologies successfully mated and produced an albeit imperfect but living political offspring. This strange marriage made in hell and consummated in purgatory can be explained through a number of common shared genetic traits in the Islamic doctrine and Marxist-Leninist gene pool.  Some of these common areas of overlap include:

  1. As opposed to the rational political thinkers like Locke, Hume, Smith, Kant who spoke about reason, introspection, and freedom of expression, the Red-Green Alliance talks in terms of “absolute truth” and “the end justifies the means.“ For them, all actions have an absolute justification in order to achieve the sacred cause. The left believes in the ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ and the Islamist in the ‘dictatorship of sharia’.
  2. Both promote the view that all of the ills affecting humanity including health, environmental, economic, financial, and military conflicts are somehow linked to American policy or the lack thereof.
  3. The wholesale identification of democracy with the enemies of communism and Islam and the blanket rejection of all principles of secularism and humanism—that is, the separation between church and state and hereditary form of government.
  4. The view that capitalism and western culture is endangering the world’s proletariat and the community of believers, (the Umma) via the incurable disease of bankrupt bourgeois pig morality or western decadents that is spread through viruses like ‘Consumerism’, ‘Crusader Christianity’, ‘Judaist and Judeo-Masonic ideology, and ’Wall Street’.
  5. According to both, communist and Islamic doctrines, the world is bipolar and can only be divided into two opposing camps, for the left it’s the workers vs. the those who control the means of production, for the Islamist it’s the believers who reside in Dar al-Islam (the house of Peace) vs. everyone else who is part of Dar al-Harb (the house of War).
  6. Both embrace the view that the world is divided into two political archetype camps. The left sees it as the ‘Capitalist’ and ‘Communist’ or the division that Lenin used of “the counter revolutionary imperialist West” and the “revolutionary and nationalist East”, while the Islamists view the world as being made up of Kafirs (non-believer in Islam) and Muslims who are submissive to and co-operate with G-d’s purpose.

A Deeper Dive into The Muslim Brotherhood
The MB was formed in Egypt in the 1920s by Islamists seeking to install a fundamentalist government there. Islamist radicals today still idolize the martyr Sayyid Qutb, the Brotherhood’s most influential thinker. While attending college in the US in the late 1940s, Qutb was appalled by what he perceived as the lack of piousness and morality in American society. After returning to Egypt in 1950s, he worked to overthrow the secular government of Gamal Abdel Nasser and was eventually jailed. Before he was executed in 1966, he wrote a scathing indictment of American culture that called for worldwide rejection of Western liberal values. Qutb’s writings are responsible for radicalizing hordes of young Muslims, including Ayman al-Zawahiri, who became al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader and the spiritual guide to Osama bin Laden.

Due to its friendly foreign student and immigration polices, the US became one of the preferred countries where the Brotherhood has sought to spread its message. According to Department of Justice prosecutors in the Holy Land case, the Brotherhood was behind the Palestinian Committee formed in the US in the 1980s. In an internal MB memorandum about the group’s future in North America, the  Brotherhood’s long-range ambitions were described as:

“The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means. The Ikhwan [Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

The Fort Pierce Mosque CAIR Connection
Image 10: The CAIR affiliated MB Fort Pierce Islamic Center and its derivative terror network

These Brotherhood organizations have over the past 20 years been steadily exerting complete control over politicians the likes of Omar and Ellison. In many ways, these politicians are little more than the alter egos of organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the American Society’s Freedom Foundation (ASFF), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), and others.

The Brotherhood sponsored Palestinian Committee was led by Mousa Abu Marzook, former head of Hamas and its No. 2 political chief. He has been designated as a terrorist by the US, and was closely tied to the Holy Land Foundation. According to evidence presented at the trial, Marzook provided tens of thousands of dollars to the foundation, which also gave money back to charities that the government alleges are controlled by Hamas. Marzook is also related by marriage to former Holy Land board chairman Ghassan Elashi, who along with his brothers has been convicted in prior trials of engaging in illegal business with Marzook. So describing this network of associations as a nest of vipers would be an understatement.

The goal of the Palestinian Committee—which the trial documents indicate existed in the late 1980s to early 1990s—was to raise money in the US to fund Hamas. This was to be accomplished by forming a complex network of seemingly benign Muslim charity organizations whose real job, according to the government, was to spread militant propaganda. The MB was the leading force behind creating many American Muslim groups and influencing financially and operationally others, many of which listed as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land case. On the list are several prominent groups, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

CAIR for example, was formed in June 1994 as a part of a terrorist umbrella organization led by then-global head of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook. In 2007 and 2008, CAIR was named a co-conspirator by the US Justice Department for two federal trials dealing with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. In November 2014, along with ISIS and al-Qaeda, the UAE government named CAIR to its list of terrorist organizations.

Keith Ellison supports, gets funding, and meets with leaders of MB organizations such as the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and CAIR on regular basis. In the largest terrorism financing trial ever successfully prosecuted in US court (US v HLFRD, Dallas 2008), ISNA was also identified by the US government as a MB organization which financially supports the terrorist group Hamas.

Ellison, who is Attorney General of Minnesota has been a frequent speaker at MB national conferences (ISNA and CAIR) in the United States. This should be shocking to some considering the fact that the stated goals of the MB’s movement are to overthrow the United States government and replace it with an Islamic State. Interestingly, Ellison, just like Omar, Tlaib, and Harris now also publically supports and promotes Antifa. Documents that were introduced by Federal prosecutors in trial and conviction of Holy Land Foundation and five of its organizers–Show the Brotherhood’s plans in chilling detail.

A 1991 strategy paper for the Brotherhood, often referred to as the Ikhwan in Arabic, found in the Virginia home of an unindicted co-conspirator in the case, describes the group’s US goals, referred to as a “civilization-jihadist process.” The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and sabotaging its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions,” it states. This process requires a “mastery of the art of ‘coalitions,’ the art of ‘absorption’ and the principles of ‘cooperation.'”

A transcript of a Brotherhood orientation meeting recorded in the early 1980s includes discussions of the need for “securing the group” from infiltration by “Zionism, Masonry … the CIA, FBI, etc. so that we find out if they are monitoring us” and “how can we get rid of them.” Discussions later turn to “weapons training at the Ikhwan’s camps” in Oklahoma and Missouri. “The fundamental thing underlying the Brotherhood ideology is the need to establish the caliphate,” or the spread of Islamic law.”

Ron Harris and the CAIR Connection
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: Ron Harris with his Red-Green Alliance comrades and the aristocracy of the Democratic party, the squad, and the slithering snake in the grass CAIR. Of special note is Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Attorney General promoting Anifa

Content and Messaging
While it seems that the main aim of the Red-Green Alliance is to promote the amorphous social justice agenda, their long term plan is to destroy the liberal democratic society and to seize power through sheer numbers. The same may be said about religious freedom, specifically about Christianity and the Bible in American public life. It is against this strategy of anti-America, anti-Israel, and anti-Persian Gulf friendly states narrative that demands to boycott the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or demands that a Christian baker be forced to cater to the LGTB community be evaluated.

Agitation and propaganda are the classic tactics which Marxist Leninist organization use in order to undermine public confidence and destabilize the foundations of any democracy. One method of achieving this goal is to mold the consensus of public opinion. This is done by seeking out and cultivating grievances, real and imagined, and creating the false narrative that the current political, social, and environmental conditions are intolerable. 

The Red-Green Alliance has been using this strategy to recruit Hollywood, the MSM, academics, and intellectuals. Lenin in his treatise “What Is to Be Done?”, spoke at length about this concept of the useful idiot and exploiting every form of discord in democratic society as the way for revolutionary change. He said:

We must use every trace of discontent. We must collect every grain of protest.” 

For example, Bernie Sanders and AOC, both cheap Lenin knockoffs, continue to utilize this same tactic in their socialist narrative, attacking both the rich and capitalism despite AOC living the life of extreme luxury and Sanders being the only ‘self-made’ communist millionaire on earth. 

Bernie Sanders The Self Made Communist millionaire
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: Bernie Sanders, the first self-made communist millionaire, and his collection of luxury homes

Gaining control over social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook and higher educational institutions has became part of this narrative transport. The shared objective of each member of the alliance is to break the social, moral, and cultural ‘hegemony’ of the white privileged class and their passé constitutional system.

AOC The Outfit Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Border Accessories
Image 13: The very expensive wardrobe of the champion of the working people, Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez

The Red-Green Alliance’s Threat to the America
For over 30 years, a critical clash of west and east cultures has been taking place under our nose, but its danger has been downplayed and excused as diversity. The Brotherhood and its myriad network of civic, educational, and political organization and allies have been using the arguments of the ‘protected’ diversity and the multiculturalism as a plow to break the ground and relentlessly plant the seeds of power within American society.

In this pursuit they have targeted law enforcement, the judiciary, American Jewry, and the Israel-Diaspora relationship. Recently, they have also increased their attacks on Israel’s Christian supporters and the US-Israel strategic alliance—an alliance that has contributed greatly to American security through joined military and industrial R&D and high tech cross pollination.

The Islamist members of the alliance openly state that they want to transform the United States into an Islamic state governed by sharia law. The left members of the alliance just want to tear down the existing social and political order for the sake of some anarchistic principles like redistribution of wealth, privilege, and open borders. The reds and greens may have a non-complimentary long term political objectives, but for now at least, in these early stages of the revolution, they agree to focus on the destruction of the existing American social fabric and political system.

As Leers noted, delivering revolutionary style social justice is a gradual and cumulative process. Currently, the strategy of the green Islamists and the red progressives has been to use agitation and occasional violence, particularly on American university campuses and through weekly Antifa intimidation and riots in certain friendly urban enclaves like Berkeley and Portland.

The Red-Green Alliance understands that it is unlikely that it will be able to capture and retain their power under the current constitutional system. Although they have not stated their aims in specific terms, one of the few ways that they can hope to achieve power is by disabling parts of the safeguards in the system or by carrying out a coup d’état. A few of these tactics have already been demonstrated though actively trying to stop the appointment of conservative judges to the Supreme Court, removing Trump from office on some bogus Russian collision charges, abolishing the Electoral College, and fighting for unrestricted immigration and the establishment of sanctuary cities.

The current political crossover between the progressive left and Brotherhood parties is no longer in its planning phases, rather it is actively proliferating through political and physical terrorism against Christians, Jews, intellectuals, and the political opposition. In the near future, this fight could escalate and target other common enemies like: judges, policemen, military personnel, ICE/DHS, conservative journalists, and the leadership of opposition political parties. For the Red-Green foot soldier, anyone who is not part of the clique is an enemy and is labeled as as racist, fascist, cultist and a bigoted deplorable.

Kyle Lawlor the Red Green Alliance Brigade
Image 14: The profile of a Red-Green Alliance foot solider

These combined actions would lead to devastating political consequences. The real danger is that just below the thin veneer of social justice activism, there lies the willingness to engage in wide-scale violence such as targeted political assassination and a type of civil disorder which would result in the breakdown of law and end of constitutional guarantees of political and religious freedom. Add to this an attempt to mass confiscate private firearms, and it’s not difficult to see how we could rapidly slip into social anarchy and civil war. Of course, political privilege has its benefits so while all of this will be playing out, the Islamists through the likes of Keith Ellison, the current attorney general of Minnesota, would maintain their private Antifa army, while using federal and state law enforcement agencies to disarm everyone else.

Packaging the Narrative and Pushing the Buttons
Carlos Latuff’s work is a good example of the Red-Green Alliance’s propaganda delivery strategy. This Brazilian illustrator of Palestinian descent produces a massive amount of political work, all of which exploits the typical points of contention within American society for the purpose of driving a wedge. Latuff’s work depicts US political and social centric subjects (even though he lives in a luxury home in Brazil) and focuses on items like the fallacies of second amendment rights, the Nazi character of ICE,  the right of every immigrant to enter the US without any restrictions, Trump’s alleged white supremacy and racialism, and America as a terrorist state. It should not come as a surprise that Latuff is a card carrying member of the MB, a flaming anti-Semite, and a fundraiser and spokesperson for Hamas. He also advocates attacks on US troops and is a close personal friend of several convicted bloodthirsty terrorists.

Muslim Brotherhood talking points
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: Roberto Williams Moyses Auad AKA Carlo Latuff the Hamas propagandist and a personal friend of several convicted Islamic terrorists

MB Anti Gun Rights Messging
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Qatari and MB sponsored messaging regarding US gun laws and gun ownership

The Disinformation Playbook and Delivering Political Discord
In the 1980s, the KGB ran an elaborate disinformation campaign code name “Operation Infektion” against the US with the aim of planting the idea that the United States had invented HIV/AIDS as part of biological weapons research. This Russian disinformation campaign followed a detailed playbook that Bruce Schneier summarized as the seven disinformation ‘commandments’ or steps that include:

  • Step 1: Find the cracks in the fabric of society—target the social, demographic, economic and ethnic divisions
  • Step 2: Seed distortion by creating alternative narratives. In the 1980s, this was a single “big lie about the evils of capitalism,” but today it is more about many contradictory alternatives of sexual orientation and social justice truths—use a “firehose of falsehood”—that distorts the political debate
  • Step 3: Wrap those narratives in kernels of truth. Use a core of fact to help the falsities spread
  • Step 4: Build audiences, either by directly controlling news outlets like Al-Jazeera or by cultivating relationships with influencers like Internet fact checker websites, or platforms like Google/FB/Twitter, that will be receptive to those narratives
  • Step 5: Conceal your hand; make it seem as if the stories came from somewhere else
  • Step 6: Cultivate “useful idiots” like AOC who believe and amplify the narratives Encourage them to take positions even more extreme than they would otherwise
  • Step 7: Deny involvement, even if the truth is obvious
  • Step 8: Play the long game; strive for long-term impact over immediate impact

The Red-Green Alliance Messaging Techniques
In general, we are poor at judging true vs. false information, especially if we have no firsthand familiarly with the data. We also tend to forget that some of the information that we were exposed to may have been false. In their paper “Firehouse of Falsehood“, Christopher Paul and Miriam Matthews analyze contemporary Russian propaganda models and disinformation techniques. Ever since they first showed up on the political scene in the mid-2000s, the squad and the leadership of the Green-Red Alliance have engaged in a new type of political narrative strategy and have been demonstrating a remarkable shift in democratic ideology and messaging.

Because of its pattern and frequency, the squad’s propaganda MO is finally coming into the light. In form and function, it appears that its main propagation and focus areas are the exploitation of a variety of divisive social and political issues like race-baiting, attacks on the police and ICE, open borders and immigration, free stuff, reparations to various minorities, repealing the second amendment, and of course anti-semitism.

The Red-Green Alliance approach to propaganda is almost entirely based on Soviet Cold War-era techniques, but with a strong emphasis on using rank and file ‘progressive’ agents to mobilize and fight for justice without realizing that the end game is not to achieve these fluffy equality objectives but rather to destabilize the social and political fabric of society in order to introduce fundamentalist MB style ideology into government and educational institutions.

The squad members are taking advantage of the receptive and supportive Twitter and Google algorithmic bias as well as Facebook which are completely bypassing verifying the truthfulness of their posts in the way that traditional media outlets used to enforce prior to broadcast. What is noteworthy about the Red-Green Alliance propaganda dissemination model is the cynical and shameless willingness to publish partial truths or outright lies in using the MB’s information warfare manual against western society and US allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.

The reason why the Red-Green Alliance disinformation campaign is so effective is because it is a form of morbid reality TV; it agitates, it’s outrageous, it’s provocative, it entertains the huddled masses (who think that they are sticking it to the man), it rattles and confuses the intelligentsia, and it overwhelms and stupefies the MSM and triggers their cognitive dissonance to the point of complete paralysis.

The Red-Green Alliance disinformation machine is based on the principle of rapid, continuous, and repetitive information distribution that lacks any consistency, verifiability, or truth. This runs contrary to conventional western beliefs in dialectical methods that emphasize truth and honesty in discourse. But despite these blatant violations of civilized communication principles and protocols, Omar, Tlaib, and AOC have succeeded in their outreach program and built significant on-line influence and following. Beyond social media saturation, they have also scored a major psychological triumph as is evident from the fact that every veteran democratic leader in congress and senate is now shaking in their boots, rubbing their eyes in disbelief, and happily conceding the leadership of the party and its roadmap and agenda to the likes of  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old former waitress and barmaid.  AOC in turn hasn’t even broken into a light intellectual sweat just yet; she is simply following the maxim of Saul Alinsky, the spiritual father of all progressives, that “power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”

At its core, the foundation of the Red-Green Alliance propaganda model is based on these three elements:

  1. High-volume and high frequency messaging
  2. Fast, continuous, and repetitive narrative
  3. A lack of commitment to truth, consistency, and credibility

1. High-volume and high frequency messaging
This concept is based on continuous high-volume streams. It includes text, video, audio, and still imagery and delivery via social media, traditional news outlets like NYT and WaPo, cable TV, and community newsletters and television broadcasting. The producers and disseminators of the content include a large force of social justice volunteers and paid internet content creators and trolls who also often attack or undermine views or information that runs counter to Red-Green Alliance ideology and opinions, doing so through dedicated blogs, online chat rooms, discussion forums, and comments sections on news and other websites or even in direct intimidation and assault against their opponents.

2. Fast, continuous, and repetitive narrative
This concept is based on rapid, continuous, and repetitive narrative that is very responsive to current events. Due to their lack of commitment to the truth, Red-Green Alliance propagandists don’t need to check facts or verify claims; they just constantly flood the internet with their spin on emerging events that suits their political agendas. This makes them agile and adaptive and allows them to swiftly control the news cycle and headlines.

3. A lack of commitment to truth, consistency, and credibility
When Tlaib, Omar, and AOC make statements, they are almost never based on detailed claims. None of them provides the same account of contested events. Also contrary to traditional political response mechanisms of making false statements and correcting them, the Green-Red Alliance political PR teams have no issue with constantly adjusting their tune. If one falsehood or misrepresentation is exposed by the media, they simply discard it and move on to a new false narrative.

The Funding Pipeline, Logistics, and the Moral Character of the Leadership
The US has openly accused Qatar of financing terror for years. In March 2014, Treasury’s then-Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen called Qatar a “permissive jurisdiction” for Nusra and Islamic State (IS) finance. After Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) raised the issue of Qatar-based  funding for Hamas, Nusra, and IS.

Despite US criticism, Qatar continues to build and support terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, the MB, and Isis and provide them with a “safe haven, diplomatic backing, financial aid, and weapons.” The hard evidence for the Qatari funding of pan-Islamic terror operations is reflected in the US Department of the Treasury sanctioning of a number of Qatari nationals and charging them with financing terrorism. A few examples include:

  • Qatari citizen Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subay, a financier for al-Qaeda who was briefly jailed for his role in funding the 9/ll terrorist attack and who is now actively funding terrorists in Syria and Iraq
  • Qatar-based chief al-Qaeda financier Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Umayr al-Nu’aymi who ordered the transfer of almost $600,000 to al-Qaeda in 2013 with intentions to transfer almost $50,000 more. He is thought to have channeled millions of dollars from Qatari-based donors to terrorist affiliates. He was described as one of the world’s most prolific financiers of terrorism by The Daily Telegraph in 2014
  • Qatar-based Sheikh Hajaj al-Ajmi, who openly raised money in the country for the Nusra Front via Twitter
  • Sa’d bin Sa’d Muhammad Shariyan al-Ka’bi, another Qatari financier for the Nusra Front
  • Qatari-based al-Qaeda facilitator, ‘Abd al-Latif Bin ‘Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari.
  • Qatari government employed al-Qaeda financier Salim Hasan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari, employed in the Ministry of the Interior despite his official designation as a terrorist by the US
  • Qatari open financing of Hamas, the political leadership HQ of which is in Qatar

A 2019 report by the European Eye on Radicalization analyzing the root causes of the current turmoil in Libya, found that Turkey-Qatar alliance was behind it. With Qatar provided the bulk of the funding and weapon support for the extremist groups in Libya. These were the same al-Qaeda groups that were responsible for the 2012 Benghazi attack. The report also concluded that some arms that Qatar sent into Libya were later used by militants with ties to Al-Qaeda in Mali.

In this vein, it has also been demonstrated that the major source of funding for most of the MB organizations and operations in the US and Europe are from Qatari government funding and the media support is from the Qatari owned Al-Jazeera network.

Many MB organizations in the middle east rose rapidly during the Arab Spring because of Qatari backing, case in point is Al-Jazeera’s fanning of the flames of the daily demonstrations against Mubarak in Egypt. The Qatari decision to support the MB is based on long term strategy and ideology. For example, the Qatari emir was a close friend of the Egyptian-born cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the de facto Brotherhood spiritual leader who had lived in Qatar from 1961. As part of this strategy, Al-Jazeera, the Qatari flagship media propaganda outlet has long provided a platform for Qaradawi, Hamas, and US-based Brotherhood puppets like Omar, Tlaib, and Ellison. The material and political support for the Brotherhood also reflects Doha’s plan of ensuring that the Brotherhood affiliates will win elections in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, and other Arab countries where voting is permitted. Qatar is also counting on the strong possibility, as was just recently demonstrated in the US, that the Brotherhood is an unstoppable global political wave and that the best way to ride it and have some measure of control over it is through its financial stewardship.

The MO of the Qatari method of supporting the Brotherhood expansion in Europe and the US can be gleaned from their funding of over 140 mosques and Islamic centers.

Using an organization called the Qatar Foundation which is headed by the Qatari Emir’s mother Shaikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Misned and a Qatar charity headed by a relative of her son, the Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani, they spent over 100 million euros on Brotherhood activities that spread across the whole of Europe from northern Norway down the coast of France and Italy.

The Al-Thanis the finanical and material patron saints of the worldwid Muslim Brotherhood Movement and Islamic Terror Networks
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: The Al Tahnis, Qatar’s ruling family and the financial patron saints of the MB and other major leading terror organizations like Hamas, Nusra, the Islamic State, and Al-Quada

The footwear fashion of SheikTamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
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: Emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Nasser Al Thani’s footwear preference. This analysis was part of an AI image classification of objects of interest of over 21K images of Hamad, his family, and circle of friends

Much of the funding came from the Qatar charity, an NGO that was set up in 1992 originally to help orphans from the Afghan War then expanded horizontally and vertically across the globe with the lion’s share of its activities focused on Europe but also with offices in the US.

The Qatari Funding of the Muslim Brotherhood
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: Supporting financial records that include checks, money transfer orders, and email communications showing official Qatari government payment to MB organizations and individuals

One set of documents shows that the Qatar Foundation paid Tarek Ramadan (grandson of the Brotherhood’s founder Hasan Al Banna) and an Oxford professor of Islam a monthly salary of 35,000 euros and supported all of Ramadan’s legal fees totaling over 590,000 euros for two 2017 cases of rape and violent sexual assault. Following his 9 month imprisonment, after being granted bail, Ramada relocated to Qatar where he now teaches Islamic ethics at the Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani University and chairs the Research Center of Islamic Legislation in Qatar.

Tariq Ramadan the Rape Prince
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: The rape prince—Tarek Ramadan, MB philosopher and Oxford professor of Contemporary Islam and Ethics and the sources of his Qatari funding

A few examples that illustrate the Qatari political investment pattern in Europe are:

  • Construction of a mosque and community center on the island of Jersey in the English channel where there are only a handful of Muslims living there
  • Donations of millions of euros in northern France to the Ibn Rushd School in the city of Lille and other private schools in the southern city of Bordeaux
  • Financing 50 mosques and schools in Italy
  • Providing millions of euros for schools and community centers in Switzerland such as the Muslim Cultural Complex of Lausanne, the Museum of Islamic Civilisation in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel, and the Saladine Mosque in Bienne (canton of Bern)

The MB philosophy is to control people’s lives from cradle to grave. All of the Qatar-financed projects do exactly that: taking over entire neighborhoods, constructing massive mosques with built-in nurseries, kindergartens, and erecting schools, swimming pools, gyms, restaurants, and shopping centers. The libraries and bookstores in these mosques and schools, use the books of Shaikh Yousuf Al Qaradawi (the Doha-based Egyptian mentor of the Brotherhood) and Sayyid Qutob (one of the historic leaders of the Egyptian Brotherhood).

The US-based Foreign Policy magazine has recently published a long-running review of Saudi and UAE sanctions against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. In a headline titled “Details of calls to attack Trump by US Muslim Sisters allied to Brotherhood” intellectuals and commentators repeatedly reiterate their assertions that Ilhan Omar, Rashid Tlaib and Abdul Al-Sayid—who lost his bid for the governorship of Michigan—are all active members of the MB. 

Faisal al-Shammeri, a seasoned Al Arabiya writer who also works for the Saudi diplomatic mission in the US, tweeted out a list of Omar’s social media statements showing a strategic and consistent pattern of hostility towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The Sleezy Qatar Connection
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: Linda Sarsour, her Qatari sponsors, and their linkage to the Arab Center for Research & Policy Studies in DC

Sharia Qatari Style and Princess Sheikha Salwa
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: Sharia Qatari style, the Royal Princess Sheikha Salwa’s Little Orgy and her DC and Hollywood Support network

Beyond the obvious problem of the MB and their Qatari masters being foreign hostile agents, saboteurs, arsonists, and well poisoners, there is also the problem of their complete moral and sexual depravity.  Herodotus, in his Histories tells the following story:

The Babylonians have one most shameful custom. Every woman born in the country must once in her life go and sit down in the precinct of Venus [red light district], and there consort with a stranger. Many of the wealthier sort, who are too proud to mix with the others, drive in covered carriages to the precinct, followed by a goodly train of attendants, and there take their station. But the larger number seat themselves within the holy enclosure with wreaths of string about their heads […] and the strangers pass along them to make their choice.

A woman who has once taken her seat is not allowed to return home till one of the strangers throws a silver coin into her lap, and takes her with him beyond the holy ground. When he throws the coin he says these words: “The goddess Mylitta prosper thee.” (Venus is called Mylitta by the Assyrians.) The silver coin may be of any size; it cannot be refused, for that is forbidden by the law, since once thrown it is sacred. The woman goes with the first man who throws her money, and rejects no one. … Such of the women as are tall and beautiful are soon released, but others who are ugly have to stay a long time before they can fulfill the law. Some have waited three or four years in the precinct.

It seems that the likes of Ilhan Omar, Sheikha Salwa’s, and the leadership of the MB, their followers, and the entire Qatari Royal family habitually exhibits every form of perversion and vice known to mankind. Brotherhood leaders like Tariq Ramadan (the grandson of the founder of the MB) feels no shame or remorse engaging in wholesale rape of Muslim woman who came to him for religious advise. Egypt’s Al-Azhar university president Mohamed al-Mahrsawy gorges on child porn. Ilhan Omar, has no problems marrying her brother and having an affair with Tim Mynett, her married political strategist (and paying him $250K for his fine services). All this, while she is still married to her first husband with three kids at home. The only thing that is missing to complete the Sodom and Gomorrah effect is incest, human sacrifice, cannibalism, and bestiality, and I’m not entirely sure that I wouldn’t be able to find some of them, if I dug a little deeper.

So under this thin veneer of fake religious piety and social righteousness lies the reality that these high priests and priestesses of progressivism, are corrupt degenerates and an embarrassment to any real devout Muslim. But on a positive note, from at least Ilhan Omar’s case, it looks like hanging around the ‘precinct’ for all these years wasn’t a complete waste of time, and that in the end, she did manage to amass a little fortune of silver coins.

A Hijab Makes All the Difference
Image 23: The divas of piety (L-R) Qatari Princess Sheikha Salwa, Ilhan Omar, and Linda Sarsour
The Progressive Sturmabteilung AKA Antifa
If anyone still thinks that Antifa is just a bunch of misguided, over-educated wanabee vegan warriors, think again. The organization’s tight coupling with Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, Ellison and other Brotherhood politicians exhibits all of the hallmarks of hand in glove utilitarian fit and mutual co-dependencies. This goes far beyond any opportunistic fling. In this symbiotic relationship, Antifa is the squad’s Pretorian guard and Omar’s private muscle. Omar and her colleagues are Antifa’s protective ozone layer ensuring that it won’t be classified as a domestic terrorist organization.

CAIR and other Brotherhood organizations have found the sweet spot winning formula for balancing brute squad tactics and Linda Sarsour’s pink brand of street activism. There is no more need for American born Islamic shahids the likes of Matten, Abu-Salha, Farook, or Hasan. The new trendy jihad is now being perpetuated by spoiled, over-indulged blonde and blue-eyed, middle-class suburbanite baristas that show up to events in their Subarus and their North Face revolutionary hoodies. This is also the reason why the squad and its sphere of influence categorically refuse to condemn the Antifa terror attack on the ICE facility and their political opponents.

Willem Van Spronsen Antifa
Image 24
: Willem Van Spronsen and Anfia leader who was shot and killed by Tacoma Police officers while trying to blow up a propane tank with incendiary devices during an attack at an ICE detention center in Tacoma on Saturday, July 13. Van Spronsen was also previously arrested in 2018 at the Tacoma detention facility when he attacked a police officer

The Antifa MO and tactics are identical to the ones used by various Islamic fundamentalist terrorist organizations in the Middle East such as Black September and terror organizations in Europe like the Red Brigades in Italy and The Red Army Faction in Germany. In fact, as can be seen from image 25, the Antifa imagery is a complete knockoff of the Nazi Brownshirt Sturmabteilung and several other seventies era terrorist logos.

Antifa The Imagery
Image 25
: Antifa and its sources and affiliation with various terrorist organizations and Nazi imagery

Just like in the case of the Nazi Brownshirts, Antifa’s main purpose is to provide the party with a security detail and urban street muscle needed to push the revolution forward. They show up to political town hall meetings and attack the progressive’s political opponents, they violently prevent political free speech on university campuses, and they are tightly linked to the majority of the militant Islamic student organizations in US and European collages which are almost entirely operated by Brotherhood activists.

Antifa Credit Card Knife
Image 26
: Antifa’s standard issue credit card size folding knife for “Slashing Trump Supporters” and “Close Quarter Combat”

Antifa's Armed Units
Image 27
: Antifa armed units in the US and collaboration and training overseas

The willingness to utilize street violence is one of the subversive hallmarks of the Red-Green Alliance. Antifa’s political and tactical organization, communication network, recruitment, leadership training, logistic, funding, and public endorsement by the top democratic leadership also suggests that in effect they are the shock troops, organized and leveraged along the same lines that Hamas uses for its military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades

The Poster Child of the Westernized MB Progressive Politician
Abdulrahman El-Sayed AKA Abdul El-Sayed was born in Detroit, Michigan, on October 31, 1984. His father is a native Egyptian who was employed as an engineer and an imam. After high school, Abdul El-Sayed attended the University of Michigan where he served as vice president of the campus chapter of the Muslim Students Association (MSA).

Slick Abdul for Governer
Image 28:
Abdulrahman El-Sayed AKA Abdul El-Sayed. The polished western Image of a MB gubernatorial candidate

He graduated in 2007 with a BS degree and delivered his class’s commencement address alongside former President Clinton. In 2011, El-Sayed earned a PhD in public health from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2012 he was awarded a Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

On September 11, 2012 — El-Sayed co-authored an article bemoaning the cultural and social bias against Muslims in the US:  He wrote: 

“the cultural and social biases that fuel discriminatory behavior and hate crimes” against Muslims. Further, the piece asserted that “the post-9/11 climate of discrimination and marginalization against Muslim and Arab Americans” had caused members of those demographics to develop inordinately high levels of “stress” as well as “harmful coping mechanisms like the use of drugs and alcohol,” resulting in their “poorer mental and physical health.” “After 9/11,” El-Sayed wrote, “America’s about 10 million Arab and Muslim Americans, who were too often the victims of association with the perpetrators of the attacks, were — and continue to be — subjects of suspicion, discrimination, and abuse.”

On December 16, 2016 at the University of Michigan, El-Sayed co-hosted a town hall with the noted pro-Sharia activist and a known terrorist facilitator Linda Sarsour. Encouraging the crowd to vote for El-Sayed because of his progressive politics, Sarsour stated:

“I have the audacity to believe we can make history and put the first Muslim governor in office. I want you to read the history books and say, ‘I was there.’”

On February 9, 2017, El-Sayed launched his gubernatorial campaign. He stated that his desire was to combat the policies of President Donald Trump. El-Sayed, was especially concerned  with the executive order by which Trump had imposed a temporary moratorium on the issuance of visas for people seeking to travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations that were hotbeds of Islamic terrorism.

El-Sayed views the United States as racist nation that is overwhelmingly anti-Muslim. He has been quoted saying:

“I know what it’s like to have your butt kicked by a cop for being the wrong color in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Abdul's lapel pin
Image 29
: Abdul’s Little Lapel Pin and the fake embrace of western democratic symbolism

As the Michigan gubernatorial candidate in  2018, El-Sayed was confronted by Patrick Colbeck, his Republican opponent, pointed out El-Sayed’s associations with the radical MSA organization and his undisputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. A very angry El-Sayed responded by saying:

“I knew, when I decided to run as the first Muslim American ever to run for governor, that I would face the ugliness of white supremacy, the ugliness of racism.” He also informed Colbeck that because of his “Islamophobia,” …“Muslims definitely hate you.” 

El-Sayed’s connections with MB-tied groups dates back to his college days and probably much earlier through his father. He served in the University of Michigan’s Muslim Students Association as a vice president. MSA was created in 1963 by Muslim Brotherhood members who came to the United States to study. An MSA history acknowledges that its founders saw a “responsibilty (sic) of spreading Islam as students in North America. The main goal was always Da’wah [proselytizing].”

Da’wah is a key element of the MB’s ultimate ambition to spread the faith globally and create a world governed by sharia. “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated,” wrote Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna, “to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.”

El-Sayed continued to actively support the Brotherhood’s political objectives in Egypt under President Mohamed Morsi and the Brotherhood’s political parties. In 2012, Morsi declared absolute power and issued an edict to purge the military, police, and media. This lead to a popular uprising, which resulted in Morsi’s 2013 ousting and imprisonment.

El-Sayed fully supported Morsi’s totalitarian 2012 power grab and even signed a statement (see entry # 33) backing up Morsi.

“We, leaders of the Egyptian community support the revolutionary decisions taken by the president, and we demand a purging of the media and the police as soon as possible.”

El-Sayed is married to Sarah Jukaku who was the president of that school’s campus MSA. El-Sayed’s father-in-law is Dr. Jukaku Tayeb, a former president and current board member) of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Abdul El-Sayed and the Red-Green Alliance
Image 30: Abdul El-Sayed, The Michigan MB gubernatorial candidate and the poster child of the polished ‘westernized’ politician and his talking points

Conclusion
Hardly anyone expects the mainstream media—the espousing guardians of the republic…to do their job anymore and they themselves have no clue of what that even entails at this point. The pride and joy of MSM is now almost entirely comprised of political hacks, actors, and ideologues. Investigative and verified news has given way to social media journalism—which has transformed them into shriveled faced Twitter meth junkies getting their fixes 280 characters at a time.

In the social media news world, there is an inverse relationship between how truthful a tweet is and how popular it is. A strategically crafted lie that is designed to give a biased audience what they want to hear is always more popular than the truth. Sadly, the truth is often nuanced and aggravating to most.

Social media news feeds are biased towards progressivism and in favor of political correctness and ‘virtue-signalers’ who often turn out to be terrible predatory individuals. Facebook and Twitter also curtails conservative views and unpopular truths. The number one factor most people consider when deciding to share a tweet is whether people will like them more, or like them less (and then maybe ‘unfollow’ them, heaven forbid!). This means that when a tweet takes the more popular or easily defensible position (secure borders are bad!) those who created the content are rewarded, while those who dare to take a position not easily explained in 280 characters are inevitable punished, sometimes severely for hate speech. Add to this the ‘protected’ status that the class of people like Ilhan Omar enjoy and the favorable algorithmic search bias they receive from the likes of Google make social networks an ideal distribution channel for MB content and ideology.

As appose to other Jihdi movements like ISIS, the MB doesn’t aim to win the war by capturing territory and establishing the caliphate. Its strategy is to win over public opinion and capture the government from within. One way to fight this battle is by effectively exposing the Red-Green Alliance, it’s leaders, and the truth behind its ‘progressive’ agenda. This is one war that any democratic system of government cannot afford to lose.

Every democracy has political and social weaknesses that can be exploited through disinformation. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of life under an elected constitutional republic, we have to put in place mechanisms to make it difficult and very painful for domestic actors, both political and commercial, to censor and use disinformation. We need to become more attentive and keep a watchful eye on the canary in the coal mine which is always tied to the proliferation and spread of censorship of free speech, anti-semitism, despotic ideology, and violent anarchy. We shouldn’t strive to erase the diversity in our society but rather should keep in mind that “E Pluribus unum” is to a large extent what made the American experiment so great.

So if you are still looking for the signs of the upcoming civil war and the Green-Red revolution then look no further, we are all in the midst of it.

History doesn’t ever repeat itself verbatim but it does have a recurring thread of events. One such repeating theme is how bohemian intelligentsia becomes enamored with brute force and the certainty and confidence that despotic ideology brings with it. It is the blood of heroes that drove the woman of Roman aristocracy to gladiators quarters for excitement. It is also the same substance that today drives the tired, decadent, and over-educated European and American youth to the arms of Antifa and radical Islamic groups and ideology. For the left who is always in search of the next ‘authentic’ thing, whether it is ethnic music, organic food, or yoga, nothing is more real than the trendy ISIS terrorist wrapped in a keffiyeh beheading people for another ‘authentic’ ideal of a utopian caliphate (which never existed and never will). If you are wondering who makes up the mob that will put the future Omars and Tlaibs in office, you can catch a glimpse of them getting off the indoctrination assembly line at Berkeley and UCLA with their freshly minted diplomas majoring in fields like Queer Musicology and a minoring in Jew hatred.    

During the American Revolution, the prime youth of the colonies and a few in Europe flocked to take part in the fight for the formation of a new type of a society. Aristocrats like Lafayette and Polaski left a life of luxury behind and endured years of physical and mental hardship in order to make the American political experiment a reality. It is a crying shame that many of the young people who have been so fortunate to have been born in this country don’t realize the rare privilege that they have been given, and are willing to so easily trade it for some washed-out old-world manipulative despotic ideologies.  

What the MSM and the suburban weekend wannabe Stalinist Marxist battalions don’t realizing is that by cuddling, rehabilitating, and nurturing the MB demon they are making it only hungrier and more ambitious. 

If any progressive political philanthropist thinks that they can pack Congress and Senate with the likes of AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Ellison and continue to manipulate them after they reach a critical mass, they are mistaken. As it is evident from the Arab Spring, leaders like Mubarak quickly discovered to their dismay that once the MB genie was out of the lamp and their three useless wishes of getting their three favorable coverage whishes from CNN were exhausted, it could no longer be controlled and rapidly turned against them.

As the Brotherhood continues to grow in size and influence with unlimited Qatari financial resources, they too will eventually turn their back on the herds of their progressives supporters and their enlightened social justice agenda. The Antifa chicken units, that are currently receiving guerrilla warfare training (it’s unknown what foreign intelligence is actually managing this) and are fighting in Syria will eventually come back home to roost and put their newly acquired skills to promote their own vision of a utopia—which is probably going to look like re-runs of the Oldo Moro saga.

By then, the Brotherhood will also be able to independently finance an unlimited number of ‘pure’ non ‘Kafir’ candidates and get them elected with massive voter turnouts. I am not a gambling man, but if I had to place a bet on the outcome of the conflict that will ensue between the reds and greens, I would place my chips on the greens as they will mow down the left like a hot sharpened Janbiya knife slicing through soft butter.

Antifa units training and fighting in Syria
Image 31
: Antifa units training and fighting in Syria

Minneapolis, LA, NYC, London, and other major cities in the US and Europe are already exhibiting the signs of a takeover by fundamentalist MB political parties. Gone are the days of labor union cities. Detroit is a telling example: once the car manufacturing capital dwindled down, the Red-Green alliance swooped in and introduced the winning formula of race, sexual identify, anti-Americanisms, and anti-semitism, a recipe, which has been a winning ever since.

Its is also obvious that the revolution has started eating its children, Bill Maher and Jack Tapper are already being prepped and marinated for a delicious shish kebab dinner at the next CAIR gala event, and I’m sure that it’s going to be delicious. I hear from Rashida’s grandmother that progressive American Jews taste (and behave) just like chicken.

Bill Maher and Rashida Talib
Image 32
: Rashida Tlaib going after HBO’s Bill Mohier

Jake Tapper
Image 33: Rashida Tlaib going after CNN’s Jack Tapper

It turns out that the real devils of Mogadishu were much worse than Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s terrorist militias who instigated the Black Hawk Down incident, and they weren’t even carrying any Kalashnikovs. These former Siad Barre stooges using a pseudo-refugee’s cover stories managed to sneak into the US and slither their way into city, state, and Washington politics. Now, they’ve stepped into the boxing ring for round one of a bare-knuckle style fight, winner takes all. The prize is the future of the American republic.

References and Sourcing
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform: Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object detection
Firehouse of Falsehood Christopher Paul and Miriam Matthews
The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) Steven Emerson
The War Against The Terror Masters Michael A. Ledeen

Sampling of CAIR Counter Judiciary Activism
CAIR to judge: Conceal Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood ties
CAIR Applauds Judge’s Decision on 2020 Census Citizenship Question
CAIR-Minnesota Welcomes Judge’s Decision to Allow Hijab Case Against Ramsey County Jail to Move Forward
CAIR Welcomes Federal Judge’s Landmark Ruling Extending Right to Sue Federal Officials
Muslim rights group files complaint against DA assigned to Justin Jones case

Note on sourcing – Significant amount of content in this post about the Red-Green Alliance and Johann von Leers is based on Dr. Joel Fishman’s comprehensive research on the subject. I’ve summarized, paraphrased, and reused a lot of his original content but claim no authorship rights to any of it. You can find a collection of his works here.

One Thousand and One Nights and Ilhan Omar’s Biographical Engineering

Ilhan Omar The Witch Princess

Despite numerous interviews, media write-ups, and multiple biographical sources, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar AKA “Ilhan Nur Said Elmi” remains an enigma. As strange as it sounds, there is almost no verifiable information about her nor her family in the public domain. This is bordering on the fantastic considering the fact that she is a ±34 year old (she has no birth certificate) sitting congresswoman. In an era where comprehensive digital background searches can be executed with a single mouse click, Omar’s fluid and ever shifting identity and invisible past are a puzzle.

The majority of the biographical information that she disclosed has multiple non-reconcilable versions. This includes significant inconsistencies about basic facts such as:

  • Her family’s actual size
  • Their real names
  • The family wealth and real-estate ownership in the US and Somalia
  • Their birth dates
  • Details about her brother/husband’s identity
  • Her father’s political role in the dictatorship of Said Berra
  • Their residence in Baidoa and Mogadishu
  • Any evidence that the family spent years in the Dadaab refugee camp instead of the resort city of Mombasa
  • The real reason for their escape from Somalia

The problem with Omar’s exceptionally poor recollection of facts and propensity for embellishments isn’t limited to the period between 1990-2011. Just a few weeks ago, on May 28, Omar delivered the following speech in the Richfield high school about her first hand experience with a “sweet old African lady”:

“sweet, old . . . African American lady” who had been arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter.”

After spending the weekend in jail, the woman was led into the courtroom and fined $80—a penalty she couldn’t pay.  I couldn’t control my emotions, because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”

If you haven’t noticed, this plot-line suspiciously resembles Jean Valjean’s crime in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

As with most of her claims and recollections, this story too is unverifiable. She doesn’t remember where or when it took place, what court handled the case, or who the “sweet old. . . African American lady” was.

Omar May 28 Richfield High School Visit
Image 1: Ilhan Omar delivering the speech about the “sweet, old . . . African American lady” who had been arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter

The fluidity of the Oma’rs background suggests that most of the details that we know about her have been engineered. It is also clear that over the past 27 years, core components of the Omar family dossier have gone through multiple revisions at the hands of someone who has a decent grasp of covert intelligence operations.

For example, between Ilhan, her father, current husband, and one of her sisters, they have 32 name variations that are being used interchangeably in various official registries.

Ilhan
Omar Ilhan
Ilhan Omar
Ilham Umar
Omar Ihan
Omar Ijhan
Ilham Omar
Ilham A Omar
Ilhan Abdullahi Omar

Father
Abdullahi O Mohamed
Nur Mohamed
Nur Omar Mohamed
Nur Said Elmi Mohamed

Current Husband
Ahmed A Hirsi
Ahmed Aden
Ahmed Hirsi
Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi
Ahmed A Aden
Ahmed Hrisri
Ahmed Hersi
Ahmed Haji
Ahmed Hassan

Sister (US Based)
Sahra Abdullahi Omar
Noor Sahra
Omar Sahra
Sahra Noor
Sahra Omar
Sahra A Omar
Sahra Abdullahi Omar
Sara Omar
Sarah Omar
Kadra Omar
Zahra

Ilhan’s perpetual reenactment of the comedy of errors of family name/identity mismatches is not an English as a second language issue. The same pattern appears when she communicates in her native Somali tongue. During her 2016 visit to Somalia and a meeting with president Mohamed Hassan Sheikh, she told the local media, in Somali, that the man by her side was her husband Ahmed Elmi. Running face recognition on the images taken by a Somali state media service photographer shows that the person accompanying her was in fact Ahmed Hirsi.

Official Photos
Image 2
: Photographing Ilhan Omar and her husband Ahmed Hirsi visit with the Somali president. Images taken by a Somali state media service photographer.

As can be seen in Image 3, shortly after her marriage issue surfaced the photos in the article were deleted from the server. I contacted “Hassan Istiila”, the author of the article and asked him why he removed the images, he denied doing so himself (see email exchange in the references). The post edit history and server logs show that an admin user by the name of Farsamada AKA Liibaan Mohamoud Yusuf Nabiil was the one who removed the images from the WP CMS used by Radio Dalsan. It also turns out that Farsamada is a dedicated Ilhan Omar supporter/promoter in Somalia (see Image 5).

2016 Ilhan Breaking News
Image 3: The Mogadishu Radio Dalsan article about Ilhan Omar’s 2016 visit to Somalia and her meeting with the Somali president Mohamed Hassan Sheikh. The article identifies her husband as Ahmed Elmi but in fact it is Ahmed Hirsi. 

2016 Omar Somalia Visit with Elmi
Image 4
: The Mogadishu Radio Dalsan 2016 article with some of the recovered images showing that the person accompanying Ilhan Omar was in fact Ahmed Hirsi traveling under the name Ahmed Elmi (Ilhan Omar only divorced Ahmed Elmi in 2017).

Mr. Farsamada Omar's Media Muscle
Image 5
: Farsamada AKA Liibaan Mohamoud Yusuf Nabiil, the Somali news editor who purged Ilhan Omar’s images from the Mugadisu Radio Dalsan article that identified Ahmed Hirsi as Ahmed Elmi. 

Omar’s 2011-2016 trips to Somalia also raise questions about potential FARA violations, her funding sources, and the actual purpose of her visit with the Somali president and local business leaders. From her itinerary it is clear that these were expensive state functions that took place years before Ilhan was elected to Congress. So who exactly paid for these visits? And why did the Somali president “requested her presence” at his villa? Unless, of course, Omar was there on a crypto-Elmi family financial/political expedition or as a private US/Somali power broker for promoting the interests of terrorist sponsors like Ahmed Nur Ali Jim’ale.

Another good illustration for this steady stream of name/identity shell games and biographical revisionism is her famous ‘militia assassination’ story. This tale which forms the foundation of Ilhan’s Somalia fairytale escape narrative (and likely the basis for the US asylum application) details a traumatic night in Mogadishu when her family’s secure compound was attacked by an unknown rebel militia who tried to “assassinate” her entire family.

The following are two versions of this story as told by Omar in 2016. The first version is from her interview with Cory Zurowski from CityPages News. The second version—which she told a month later—is from an Omar propaganda featurette that was produced by Daniel Cummings.

1. Ilhan Omar’s Improbable Journey from Refugee Camp to Minnesota Legislature
CityPages News – Published 26 October, 2016

“Nighttime fell as about 20 people milled about the compound in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. Bad noises outside announced unwelcome visitors. Men with big guns demanded to be let in. The group tried to bust down the front door, but it was unbreakable. Omar and her family fell to the floor moments before the militiamen let go a staccato of gunfire. Once they were satisfied with the evening’s damage, the attackers left.

Everyone survived. Omar hasn’t forgotten the sight of bullet pockmarks in the building’s cinderblock walls.

Shellshock turned to grief for Omar’s grandpa. “That was a hard realization for my grandfather, that our family was no longer welcome,” she says. “Even after the attack, he struggled with this new reality.”

Days later, they put their familiar world in the rearview mirror. They split into groups, 20 people in total fleeing. Omar’s headed for the coast where Abukar [grandfather] had connections. Alongside her father, she hopped a plane for Kenya.”

2. Ilhan Omar and The New American Dream
Movie Featurette – Published 15 November, 2016 

[Go to 55:14 in the recording to hear the description below]

“Think my earliest memory of when the war actually felt real was waking up you know midnight… to militiaman surrounding our house. My aunt and older sister having a conversation through the window, sort of a negotiation with them because these were classmates of theirs, umm… and… and…and… negotiating them to sort of back down… and umm…and trying to break into our house and assassinate us.

We ended up surviving that night then my grandfather said that we like had to leave. We all left thinking that we’ll come back…that umm… you know in a few months the war would end, so we sort of fled I think like at 4 AM.

And walking through this… this…streets and actually, umm… walking over dead bodies and seeing debris and buildings that have fallen apart umm…sort of land marks of like hotels that you know, umm… that had movie theaters and all of this that we used to go by and… and… see that they no longer were standing tall…”

Both of these versions have major structural flaws. This includes discrepancies in the timeline, the sequence of events, the number of individuals involved, and the plot line. As can be seen from the table below, there are embellishment and missing elements in each version. For example, the claim that the militia opened fire at the house vs. that they retreated peacefully after the aunt and sister negotiated with them or that the militiaman were classmates of her aunt and or sister.

#

Details

October 26

November 15

1

20 men in the militia

X

2

Compound in Mogadishu

X

X

3

Militia outside the compound

X

4

Militia surrounded compound

X

5

Aunt & older sister talking to militia

X

6

Militia classmates of aunt and sister

X

7

Man with big guns

X

8

Trying to bust down the door

X

9

Militia tried to assassinate them

X

10

House door was unbreakable

X

11

Omar and family fell to the ground

X

12

Militia opens fire at the house

X

13

Memory of bullet pockmarks on wall

X

14

Family not welcome in Somalia

X

15

20 family members fleeing

X

16

Catching a flight to Kenya

X

17

Dead bodies & destroyed buildings

X

18

Grandfather said we had to leave

X

X

Table 1: A sample of the variations in several tales of the Somali rebel militia storming the Omar compound in Mogadishu

Both versions of the story make little sense, especially the preposterous assertions Omar makes about the ‘magic door’ that could not be breached and how her family, consisting of 20 individuals (who weren’t connected to the brutal dictator Said Berra) managed on short notice to get hard currency, valid passports, visas, airline tickets, transportation to the airport, and a safe passage through multiple checkpoints controlled by Mohamed Farah Aideed’s militia to catch an international flight to Kenya.

Following this and many other Omar biographical dichotomies, I decided to examine her public statements regarding her family history. For any other US elected official, these types of gaping holes in a personal and family history would normally trigger a lynch mob of angry MSM investigative reporters. But as it has been already demonstrated, Congresswoman Omar seems to have managed to somehow acquire the ring of Gyges and will not answer questions on these subjects because she deems them too offensive and an invasion of her privacy. 

Two Poor Somali Refugees
Image 6: Somali refugees and their political affiliation with the regime of the Somali dictator Mohammed Siad Barre

So instead of hoping that someone will finally wake up and bring her in for questioning, I figured why not do the next best thing–take some of her video appearances and run them through a software based polygraph analysis.

The Evaluation Process
I wanted to conduct the evaluation in an impartial manner and eliminate the Christine Blasey Ford effect and the observer bias. To achieve this, I’ve only used movies of Omar that had her speaking clearly and audibly and featured a close-up view of her face at a sufficient resolution. This was important for facial feature extraction. I also automated the image optimization and evaluation process.

In assembling the virtual polygraph system, I used several Artificial Intelligence platforms to perform the speech and facial expression evaluation. For the facial and speech analytics I used:

For the speech analysis I used several algorithms to identify conversational dynamics and the detection of deceit through functions and patterns such as:

  • Usage of filler words like “Umm”, “and”,  Like”
  • Cut out contractions such as using “did not” rather than “didn’t
  • Increase/decrease in speech speed, pitch, and tone
  • Pausing frequently
  • Prolonging word vocalization to buy time
  • Repeating or rephrasing questions
  • Stuttering
  • Voice pitch changes

I calibrated the facial expression engine and established a baseline using several hours of Omar’s speeches on a variety of ‘neutral’ subjects. I then established her ‘truth’ baseline using over 1200 factual statements (i.e. statement known to be true). I also supplemented her baseline facial expressions with catalogue of over 230 combinations of her customized Microexpression.

Following the creation of a unique database of her facial expressions, I proceeded with the ML training using her unique data sets. The whole training process took about 32 hours.

After the training was completed, I fed several movies into the engine and evaluated the accuracy of the system performance in terms of false detection and missed detection using a manual ground truth evaluation. During that evaluation, I examined several hundred individual video frames, correlating them to what Omar was saying and the AI detections of face expression.

The results of the ground truth successfully confirmed the accuracy of the training data and the precision of the speech and facial expression algorithms.

Ilhan Omar Sample Analysis
Image 7: Sample of the facial analysis results for one video frame out of about 120K frames analyzed.

Ilhan Omar Interview Facial Set
Image 8: Sample of a few of the over 4000 frames analyzed from the ‘Militia Assassination’ sequence

Microexpressions
Image 9: Sample of a few of Omar’s Microexpressions such as contempt

Blinking and soothing
Image 10: Sample images showing rapid eye flickering and fidgeting (soothing behavior) correlated to the ‘Militia Assassination’ sequence

Ilhan Omar High ResImage 11: Sample of an image that has gone through the optimization and enhancement process prior to using it in facial analysis

Analysis Results
The textual analysis shows that when Omar is talking about the gray parts of her biography her first person singular pronouns decrease, her negative emotion words increase, and her complex word choice decrease. This is most likely attributed to an increased cognitive overload that is associated with creative thinking. She also uses many more action verbs then average in these segments which suggests that she want’s to keep the story moving and discourage a challenge on the part of the listener.

The speech and facial sentiment analysis strongly suggests that Omar was deceitful when discussing her family Mogadishu history. She exhibited all of the typical facial and body mechanics indicators for dishonesty including:

  • Stresses
  • Evasiveness
  • Contempt
  • Nervousness
  • Suspicion
  • Fear
  • Disgust

Omar’s analytic ‘lie’ score consistently exceeds her ‘truth’ baseline by 30%-80%. Her patterns also exhibit many indications of a compulsive fibber. She is a a great storyteller; her tales tend to be very detailed and colorful and she seems very convincing. She is a natural performer, she is eloquent, and she knows how to successfully engage her audience. When providing historical information about her family, she never does so matter-of-factly (the way most people retell their family histories). Rather, Omar’s narrative is always epic and geared at acquiring the listener’s admiration and sympathy.

The following are a few examples that suggest that she could be either a pathological liar or is working with well written PR scripts:

  • She often talks about experiences and accomplishments in which she and her family play heroic parts
  • She is often a victim (of physical violence) in her stories and is habitually looking for sympathy and protection
  • She is always brave, virtuous, better then her adversaries, and beyond reproach
  • Her stories tend to be very detailed but lack any verifiable data 
  • She responds elaborately and quickly to questions but her responses are always vague and almost never answer the question
  • She has different versions of the same story and uses all of these versions at times
  • Confirmed facts about her and family don’t support her version of the events

Omar Sentiment Chart
Image 12
: Omar’s sentiment chart showing her emotional state when discussing the ‘Militia Assassination’ event

Omar habitually exhibits this pattern of evasiveness and embellishment in all of her narratives. For example, we know from multiple interviews that the count of her siblings changes and varies at any one time from 3-7. This begs the question of what her family’s real story is and why are they so reluctant to disclose it.

Omar is a naturalized US citizen with a very ambiguous/suspicious background that doesn’t seem to match her official biography. As a public figure and congresswoman, she has or will have access to sensitive and classified state secrets, as such, it may not be a bad idea for DHS and INS to run her record in order to eliminate any potential security breaches downstream.

Anyone working for any three letter agency must go through a background screening and a detailed character evaluation. Some even are mandated to take periodic polygraph tests. There is no reason why a top lawmaker like Ilhan should be exempt. If her biographical details match her official story, then she should get the royal stamp of approval and be done with all the speculation. If it does not, then there should be full public disclosure of the details and a congressional hearing regarding the discrepancies.

In 1995, when Ilhan was about 12, she finally got her wish and arrived to New York. While being driven to her new suburban home in Arlington Virginia she recalled the following memory: 

“Staring out a car window, felt ripped off. This wasn’t the same country as the one showed to her on the INS orientation videos. Instead, it was a headache of car horns and homelessness, an eyesore of trash and graffiti.”

The Hirsi Omar Enterprise
Image 13: Parts of the Hirsi Omar enterprise in Minnesota

Ilhan Omar and Tim MynettImage 14: Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett her strategist at a CAIR event hosted by Hassan Shibly, Ilhan holding hands with Mynett, dinning out with him, and spending a lot of ‘personal’ time together while she is still married to Ahmed Hersi.

Ilhan Omar Payments to Tim Maynett
Image 15: Ilhan Omar’s 2018-19 financial records showing over $250K in payments to Tim Mynett’s E Street Group LLC for his fundraising and consulting services.

Ilhan Omar Fine Italian Dinning with BF Ilhan Caffe Pinguini Confirmation
Image 16
: March 23rd-24th 2019, Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett holding hands and dinning at the Café Penguini Italian restaurant in Playa Del Ray.

Ilhan Omar On Cheating Ilhan Omar Discussion
Image 17
: One of the image sources used to establish Ilhan Omar baseline of facial expressions associated with deceptive behavior. In this interview she denies her affair with Tim Nynett and separation from her husband Ahmed Hirsi (both of which were confirmed)

Hassan Shibly Guns and CAIRImage 18: Ilhan Omar and her friend Hassan Shibly, the CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director. Shibly is the one who wrote Ilhan’s speech at the CAIR fund raiser in LA where she stated that “Some people did something”.  Shilby is on the US Terror Watchlist, CAIR and it’s members are also designated a terrorist organization by the UAE government.

From their financial enterprise, it seems that the Omars were taking careful notes while watching the INS movie about the freedom of religion and economic opportunities in America. It also looks like they have been binging on Dallas and Beverly Hills, 90210 style shows. It’s a shame, that they never got to watch any episodes of Law and Order

References:
Email exchange with Hassan Istiila

From: Hassan Istiila <
hassanistiila200@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2019 5:54 AM
To: <
Apelbaum>
Subject: Re: Question about one of your articles

Hey YA,

Thank you for reaching out, i left the Radio Dalsan a year ago so i don’t know why the images was being removed and i don’t have the images now.

Hassan Istiila

Former Editor, Former freelancer with News Agencies.
Blogger, social media trainer, media consultant, researcher and Human Rights Activist.
  

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On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 7:22 AM Y A <Apelbaum> wrote:

Hi Mr. Istiila,

I am writing an article on Ilhan Omar’s visits to Somalia in 2016 referencing your article below and was hoping that you can help me.

https://www.radiodalsan.com/breaking-us-legislator-arrives-in-somalia-meets-president-hsm-and-praises-countrys-achievements-in-women-representation/

I’ve noticed that five images that came with the article were just recently removed. Would you be able to share these images?  Also, any reason why you identified her husband in the article as Ahmed Elmi instead of Ahmed Hirsi?

Best regards,

Apelbaum

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وَيْلٌ لِّكُلِّ أَفَّاكٍ أَثِيمٍ
A fake refugee hatched out a plan
And perched on it like a crafty hen:

This self righteous adulteress maid,
Has made an art of this charade.

A congresswoman on a hate crusade
Should carefully watch her vile tirade:
Appreciate the kindness done to you,
forget not you
owe your life to a Jew.

No matter how crafty a liar is
Allah is mightier than she is:
He raises up the righteous to a bliss,
And brings deceivers to their knees.

Copyright 2019 Yaacov Apelbaum, All Rights Reserved.

Robert Mueller’s Deflective Force Field

Robert Mueller and His Deflective Forcefield

On July 24th at 8:32 AM EST, all eyes and ears were turned to the former special counsel, the honorable Robert Mueller. Going into the hearings, the Republicans hoped to expose multiple structural cracks in the report. The Democrats, on the other hand, tried to get just one conclusive evidence of collusion and election tampering to justify impeachment.

Just like other interested citizens, I have been following the Russian collusion and DNC email hacking saga since 2016, so naturally, I expected that special counsel Mueller would address some of the key findings in the report, but alas, my hopes for insight and clarity were dashed. What promised to be simple Q&A session turned out to be a painful, 454 minute game of charades where you never get to figure out any of the answers.

At 8:54 AM, 48 minutes and 18 seconds into his sworn testimony, Robert Mueller–the consummate DC political bureaucrat–activated his industrial strength fog machine and deployed a force field deflector shield. This set in motion a reoccurring pattern of ducking, dodging, and sidestepping direct and specific questions about his pet project report.

Despite the lack of clarity in his answers and his alarming unfamiliarity with his own work (e.g. not knowing who Fusion GPS was), I found the session to be insightful and a veritable treasure trove in terms of body language, image artifacts, and audio content worthy of analysis. Special counsel Mueller spoke for about 7 hours and provided a rare opportunity to capture his conversational patterns, facial characteristics, and behavioral fingerprint when under duress while in a single continual homogeneous session–and all of this in a well lit environment in front of high resolution cameras. For video analytics, It don’t get no better than this!

A Note About Lie Detection
Nonverbal queues or AKA body language is a form of communication. It is similar to verbal communications expect that it’s done through facial expressions, gestures, touching, physical movements, posture, bling, tone, timbre, and various speech and voice characteristics. Nonverbal behavior comprises a large percent of all interpersonal communication and can provided insight into a person’s thoughts and feelings.

The theory behind the ability to detect lies from body language is that most people who are lying find it difficult to maintain physical and mental comfort under ongoing questioning. The result is observable distress in their speech and appearance. This is because disguising the truth requires significant amount of left brain creative processing, that in turn, increases cognitive load as the person struggles to ‘make up’ answers to what would otherwise be fast memory recollection responses.

That said, there is no such thing as an accurate lie detector. Polygraphs or professional body language readers can only spot person’s discomfort and stress as they relate to certain topics of conversation and then focus on these areas for further analysis. If the annals of polygraph testing teach us anything, it is that professional liars like Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, and Kim Philby (who ironically wrote the chapter about catching double agents), were resistant to lie detection.

It is also relevant to note that criminal courts usually don’t accept polygraph tests or body language reading as evidence because they are considered unreliable by academic psychologists (Christine Blasey Ford may disagree with this finding) and by reputable scientists. In addition, the person who administers and assesses the test has a great deal of control over how the test is conducted and its outcome. This, by itself, can completely skew or invalidate the test.

An Experienced Counter Intelligence Officer
When evaluating Mueller’s testimony, it is important to remember that he is a professional with years of experience in debriefings (over 80 congressional testimonies), legal depositions, interrogations, and counter intelligence work. This was evident in his testimony. With a few exceptions, he avoided taking the bait from hostile questioners’ and utilized common counter-interrogation techniques such as draining the clock by asking for questions to be repeated (18 times), requesting the speaker to cite and point to the specific references in his copy of the documents (9 times), endlessly paging though his folder without finding or reading any of the referenced content (7 times), and answering at length about unrelated issues.

Special counsel Mueller’s most frequent deflection tactic was to use I-phrases such as “I can’t get into…” or “I’m not going to…”. The former special special counsel declined to answer all relevant questions about topics such as the Steele Dossier, Fusion GPS, the usage of paid informants, and the genealogy of the FISA applications. As can be seen in Table 1, out of about 230 total questions, Mueller dodged about 198 and only provided vague non-committal responses to 10 others. This amounted to failing to answer about 87% of all questions. 

This was quite a performance for the shining knight of justice, especially if you consider the DOJ mission statement of:

“To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

The key operative word here is “ensure”, not try, attempt, or do your best, but to verify and confirm.

Mueller Deflection Timeline
Chart 1: The distribution of Mueller’s instances of dodging or refusing to answer questions during his testimony

Mueller’s Response Algorithm
Special counsel Mueller was selective in what questions he deflected. To the casual observer, it may have seemed that he was laconic across the board, but that wasn’t’ the case. In multiple non–sequential instances, he provided elaborate and definitive responses to questions but these were almost exclusively from Democratic Congress and Intelligence Oversight Committee members. With a few exceptions, most of his verbose responses could be categorized as being damaging to President Trump.

Mueller Keyword Cloud
Image 1
: Special counsel Mueller’s Tag Cloud of the types of words and phrases that he used to avoid answering the questions. The operative sentence that proceeded most of these words was ”I’m not going to…

As can be seen in Table 1, the taxonomy of his answers contains a large variation of the first person “I”, “I’m”, and “my”. This suggests that Mueller felt a strong affinity to the document. He never used the form “we”, “our”, or “the team” which would have been more appropriate considering his repeated assertions that the report was a large team effort and that no single individual has mastered its content.

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Time

Response to Question

1

8:54

I stick with the language that is in front of you

2

9:00

I will leave the answer to our report

3

9:02

I’m not going to discuss other matters

4

9:04

I’ll refer to the report

5

9:05

Pass

6

9:06

I can’t say I understand the statistics

7

9:15

I direct you to the report for how its characterized

8

9:16

I rely on the language in the report

9

9:21

This is one of those area which I decline to discuss and will direct you to the report

10

9:23

Again, I send you to the report

11

9:26

I have to pass on that

12

9:27

I rely on the report

13

9:30

This is outside my purview

14

9:30

That is outside my purview

15

9:31

Outside my purview

16

9:32

I refer you to the report

17

9:33

This is still outside my purview

18

9:34

I will refer you to the report on that episode

19

9:36

I’m going to ask you rely on what we wrote about that incident

20

9:38

I’m again would refer you to the report and the way its characterized in the report

21

9:38

I’m not going to get into that

22

9:40

I can’t get into that. That’s internal deliberation of the justice department

23

9:45

I direct you again to the report

24

9:46

Whatever was said will be in the report

25

9:47

I can’t answer that questions

26

9:50

That’s not in my purview

27

9:51

I can’t get into that

28

9:53

I can’t get into that

29

9:54

I am not going to get into it

30

9:55

I would refer you to the coverage of this in the report

31

9:56

I would refer you to the report

32

9:57

I send you back to the report

33

9:58

I refer you to the write-up of this in the report

34

9:58

I can’t beyond what’s in the report

35

10:00

I can’t get into internal deliberations

36

10:01

I can’t get into the evidentiary findings

37

10:02

Can’t get into that

38

10:19

I will leave it as it appears in the report

39

10:20

I’m just going to have to refer you to the report if I could

40

10:21

I don’t want to speculate

41

10:22

I rely on the wording of the report

42

10:24

With regards to Steele, that beyond my purview

43

10:25

It’s not within my purview

44

10:26

As I said before and said again, it’s not within my purview

45

10:28

I refer you to the report on that

46

10:29

That’s an area in which I cannot get into

47

10:40

I’m not going to get into what we may or may not have included in our investigation

48

10:41

I’m not going to get into subsidiary details. I refer you again to the page 91-92

49

10:46

I can’t speak to that

50

10:47

I am under orders that don’t allow me to give you an answer to that particular question

51

10:48

I can’t get into the discussion on that

52

10:53

I’m not going to be involved in the discussion on that…

53

10:56

I’m not going to go further in terms of discussion…

54

10:57

I can’t get into our investigative moves

55

10:57

I’m not going to get into that any further than I already have

56

11:02

I can’t speak to that

57

11:02

I would say I rely on what’s in the report

58

11:07

That letter speaks for itself

59

11:10

I’m not going to go beyond that

60

11:11

I refer you to the court proceedings on that issue

61

11:15

I’m not going to get into that

62

11:16

I can’t speak to that

63

11:18

I’m not going to talk to that

64

11:20

I’m not going to speak that

65

11:22

I’m not going to get into what was in Mr. Comey’s mind

66

11:23

I’m not going to delve more into the details of what happened

67

11:25

I’ll leave that to the attorney General

68

11:26

I’m not going to get into ta discussion on that

69

11:27

Again, I refer you to the report

70

11:28

I refer you to the lengthy dissertation on exactly whose issues that appears in the report

71

11:33

I can’t speak to that

72

11:34

That was outside out purview

73

11:34

I’m not going to speak to that

74

11:35

And I am not going to answer that question, sir

75

11:35

I’m not going to speak anymore to that

76

11:36

I’m not going to answer that

77

11:36

I have nothing to add

78

11:37

I’m not going to add to what I have stated before

79

11:39

I feel uncomfortable discussing anything to do with the Stone indictment

80

11:40

I’m not going to speculate

81

11:41

I’m not going top discuss that

82

11:43

Not going to talk about that

83

11:46

I’m not going to answer that

84

11:53

I’m not going to talk about that issue

85

11:58

I’m not going to get into that. It’s a little of track

86

12:00

I have to say the letter itself speaks for itself

87

12:01

I go back to the latter. The letter speaks for itself

88

12:02

I can’t answer that question in a vacuum

89

12:03

We have not specified the persons mentioned

90

12:04

I’m not going to speculate

91

12:05

I’m going to pass on that

92

12:08

I’m not going to comment

93

13:17

I’m not going to go into details of the report

94

13:20

Those areas, I’m going to stay away from

95

13:20

I’m not going to get into those matters to which you refer

96

13:24

I’m not going to speak to the series of happenings as you explained them

97

13:26

I’d have to refer you to the reports on that one

98

13:26

I’m not going to speculate

99

13:28

I can speak to the half of the half of your question that’s on the screen being accurate

100

13:28

I’m not going to speak to that

101

13:32

Again, I’m not going to discuss the issues related to Mr. Steele

102

13:34

Again, I pass on answering that question

103

13:37

That’s about all I’ll say on this aspect of it

104

13:41

I’m going to pass on that

105

13:42

I take your question

106

13:46

I’m not going to speculate along those lines

107

13:48

I’m not going to opine on that. I don’t have the expertise in that arena to opine

108

13:48

I cannot agree with that. Not that it’s not true, but hat I can’t agree with it…

109

13:50

That portion or that matter does not fall within our jurisdiction

110

13:51

I direct you to the report for how its characterized

111

13:53

I’m not going to discuss any other alternatives

112

13:57

I can’t speak to that. That would be in levels of classification

113

13:59

I’m going to stay away from one particular or two particular situations

114

14:01

I’m not going to talk about specifics

115

14:02

I’m not going to speak to that

116

14:10

I’m not going to get into that. It goes into internal deliberations

117

14:12

Again, I’m going to pass on that

118

14:13

As I said before, this is an area that I cannot speak to

119

14:14

Again, I’m not going to speak to that issue

120

14:14

Questions such as that should go to the FBI

121

14:31

And I’m not going to discuss that

122

14:32

I’m not going to get into that

123

14:33

And again, I’m not going to respond to that

124

14:34

Again, I can’t respond

125

14:35

Again, I can’t speak to it

126

14:35

Again, I can’t answer that

127

14:36

Again, I’m not going to go there

128

14:37

I think you understand I cannot get into either classified or law enforcement information

129

14:37

I can’t respond to that question, it’s outside my jurisdiction

130

14:42

Again, I can’t speak to that

131

14:43

I can’t go into it

132

14:45

I’m no longer in the Federal government, so I’ll pass

133

14:46

I don’t want to wade into those waters

134

14:51

I defer to the report on that

135

14:54

I can’t get into a discussion on it

136

14:55

I can’t answer that

137

14:56

I can’t get into that

138

14:56

Again, it’s the same territory that I’m loath to get into

139

15:06

I’m not going to talk to that

140

15:06

I’m not going to talk to that

141

15:09

That I can’t get into

142

15:12

And I can’t get into that area

143

15:13

I can’t answer that question

144

15:16

I’m not going to get into that

145

15:17

I cannot get into that

146

15:21

I will not get into that

147

15:23

I leave that to you

148

15:24

Again, speculation

Table 1: Sampling of reasons from about 200 instances for Mueller’s refusal to answer questions

The Evaluation Process
Special counsel Mueller’s testimony consisted of over 750,000 video frames. Evan a trained interrogator could only process a small percentage of this data. Add to this the observer’s distraction, blinking, and fatigue and it becomes virtually impossible for a human to be able to accurately capture the fine nuances of all of these these frames or sequences for content. At best, a person would be able to provide a summarized ‘gut feeling’ about the overall session and reference some vague (and often inaccurate) actions such as ‘he touched his nose’ which could suggest that he was lying.

AI based video analytics on the other hand, can easily process each video frame in a consistent, repeatable manner, and with no observer bios. The objective of my evaluation of Mueller’s testimony was not to determine if he was lying with certainty, but rather to identify recurring patterns of stress that are associated with deception and correlate them to the topics of conversation.

Special counsel Mueller did a great job obfuscating the report details but the large high quality volume of video and audio in his testimony made it possible to analyze the session and find anomalies and various patterns that could provide insight into his mindset

In this project just as in several of my previous posts (1, 2, 3), I used AI based video analytics, text, and speech analysis platforms. These included:

For the text/speech, I used a hybrid approach to word and phrase speech pattern analysis. The textual analysis evaluated these types of speech categories:

  • I-words (I, Me, My, I’m)
  • Social words
  • Positive emotions
  • Negative emotions
  • Cognitive processes
  • Analytic reasoning
  • Clout
  • Authenticity
  • Emotional tone

For the video analytics, I established special counsel Mueller’s facial and other video objects baseline using several on-line sources and the main testimony video. The baseline cataloging included his unique facial expressions such as Microexpressions and other visually detectable actions like use of hand gesture, hand related activities, head motion, mouth movement, gaze, etc.

Microexpressions
Image 2: Sampling of special counsel Mueller’s Microexpressions such as (L-R): loathing/anger, surprise, fear, happiness

Sampling of Mueller’s Body Mechanics
Image 3: Sampling of special counsel Mueller’s’ body dynamics as related to left hand usage

Following the creation of a facial baseline catalog, I proceeded with the ML training using his unique data sets for non-facial activity such as paging through the report folder, eye blink rate, gaze, etc.

Sample of Training Sets for Paging Detection
Image 4: Sampling of image set used to train the machine learning (ML) to identify special counsel Mueller flipping pages through his report folders 

After the training was completed, I ran the first 15 minutes of special counsel Mueller’s testimony through the engine and performed a search for known classified objects such as him ‘reading the report’.

Mueller Reading the Report
Imager 5
: Sample search results of instances of Mueller looking at the report

I noted the detections and examined several thousand video frames prior, during, and after the detections to capture the actual ground truth. The visual search results of the 15 minute video segment correlated to within a 83% match rate against the baseline catalog created with the ML training set. I then used the missed detections to re-train the ML again and repeated this cycle several times on random video segments of his testimony until the match rate stabilized at about 94%.

In addition to creating a catalog of special counsel Mueller’s microexpressions I also created a library of sequences of his composite facial expressions. These sequences were close consecutively spaced combinations of microexpressions and other body activity that were 0.5-3.5 seconds long. One example for these types of composite expressions was eye flutter combined with ‘lip twitching’ or some other mouth movement.

In this sequence, Mueller typically stared at the speaker while his bottom lip would involuntary twitch or quiver several times or his lips would tighten; he would then break eye contact with the speaker and rotate his head downwards, recompose, then bring his head upwards and re-establish eye contact with the speaker.  

Mueller-Hard-Break
Image 6: Sample of a typical special counsel Mueller sequence showing mouth activity and breaking eye contact with the speaker. The context here is Rep Jim Jordan’s asking Mueller to confirm if Joseph Mifsud was interviewed, did he lie, and is he Russian or Western Intelligence

Once I completed calibrating special counsel Mueller’s video object catalog and the library of sequential expressions, I conducted searches for facial anomalies. Anomalies are defined as any variations from his standard single image or sequence patterns such as unusual cycle of head, eye, or mouth movements. 

For example, based on his standard detection for “blinking”, special counsel Mueller’s blinking interval baseline was established to be 3–7 seconds with a blinking duration of approximately 1/10th-1/3rd of a second (see Image 7-8). 

Mueller’s Natural Blink Cycle
Image 7: Sample of one baseline feature in special counsel Mueller’s visual object catalog showing his normal blink pattern.

Sample of Training Sets for Blinking Detection
Image 8: Sample detections of special counsel Mueller’s normal blinking pattern throughout his testimony. Special counsel Mueller’s blinking follows a pattern of a full single closure of the eyelid at a 3-7 second interval

Any blinking variation form this base line generated an anomaly that was then evaluated manually before becoming certified as a new pattern of interest. This exception was then further evaluated in the context of the topic of conversation and the microexpressions involved. 

One such anomaly was associated with special counsel Mueller’s unusual blinking pattern. On closer examination, it turned out that what on the surface appeared to be unusual blinking was in fact a reoccurring cycle of rapid flutter of the eyelids. This unusual sequence was also at times accompanied by certain head, tongue, and lip movements.

After mapping this ‘Flutter Cycle” to the topic that was being discussed at the time of the event, it became clear that this was some sort of an involuntary display of distress and/or fear. It was so prevalent that it could even be used to predict what questions were being discussed.

Some of the subjects that triggered this ‘Flutter Cycle’ were: 

  • DOJ and FBI media leaks
  • Christopher Steele, the dossier and its funding sources
  • Fusion GPS and its work with the DNC, HRC, and foreign governments
  • Glen Simpson and Natalia Veselnitskaya
  • The meeting at the Trump Tower
  • Informants and surveillance (i.e. Mifsud, Downer, Halper, etc.)
  • The FISA warrants
  • DOJ and FBI leaks

Mueller Seizer Cycle
Image 9
: An illustration of special counsel Mueller’s typical Flutter Cycle.

The Flutter Cycle sequence was characterized by 2-5 rapid flutters of the eyelids and an upward eye roll, head, mouth, and accompanying tongue movements. This Flutter Cycle sequence seen in the left side of the collection in Image 10 (also, see 1:26:00 in the video) corresponds to questions by Rep Steve Chabot of Mueller’s investigation of the relationship between Glen Simpson, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and the latter’s visit to Trump Tower.

The same type of events were observed during other pointed inquires such as Rep Louie Gohmert’s challenging special counsel Mueller’s credibility due to his refusal to answer basic questions (see 1:33:30 in the video).

Mueller-Flutter-Cycle Mueller-Mouth quivering Mueller-Flutter-Cycle-2
Image 10
: (L-R) A sampling of three anomalies a complex facial flutter, lip twitching, and simple eye flutter sequences

Several other interesting anomalies that turned out to be repeating patterns in special counsel Mueller’s facial expression and composite sequences were:

  • Lip Twitching – Associated with microexpressions such as fear and surprise
  • Downward Head Nodding – Associated with other defensive posture the was triggered by breaking eye contact with the speaker
  • Flattened Mouth or Lips –  Associated with signs of frustration as in ‘I want to answer this question, but I really shouldn’t’
  • Prolonged Blinkless Stare Associated with angry and combative response to some question

Sampling of Mueller’s “Flutter Cycle” Events
Imager 11
: Samples of special counsel Mueller’s dozens of “flutter cycle” episodes during the Q&A

The Jolly Affable Mueller
Not all of special counsel Mueller’s testimony was marked by doom and gloom. On a number of occasions (mostly when talking to Democratic representatives), he showed himself to be charming, in high spirits, engaged, and animated. Mueller had no inhibitions about making remarks regarding the report’s failure to exonerate President Trump and the possibility of persecuting President Trump after he left office. He freely cited legal sources and DOJ procedures and protocols and provided detailed rationale for his team’s action and conclusions.

Mueller Fun and Jokes
Image 12: The suave, charming, engaged, and animated Mueller in action

Mueller’s predictable patterns of distress were almost always associated with ‘difficult’ questions on topics such as the role of Fusion GPS, spying on President Trump, and Christopher Steele. Images 13 and 14 show a typical triggering events of a Flutter Cycles.

Mueller and Martha Roby-2
Image 13: Samples of Mueller’s Flutter Cycle episodes during Q&A session dealing with him leaking report details to the media

Mueller and Martha Roby
Image 14
: Sample of Mueller’s Flutter Cycle episodes during Q&A session dealing with separating the grand jury materials from the report

Analysis Results
Special counsel Mueller’s body language and facial sentiment analysis shows high levels of discomfort and tension when discussing certain parts of the report. He exhibited many facial signs of distress that included:

  • Multiple Flutter cycles
  • Mouth quivering cycles
  • Self shooting and fidgeting behavior
  • Sudden breaking of eye contact
  • Rapid downward head movement
  • Hard swallowing
  • Tightening of the mouth and lips

I didn’t have a baseline for incidents where special counsel Mueller was being untruthful so I can’t explicitly call out potential incidents of lying during his testimony. However, the baseline of his normal conversational dynamics vs. the ones he exhibited show signs of clear distress which strongly suggest that at least from special counsel Mueller’s perspective, not all questions were equal and not all of his answers were factual.

Special counsel Mueller distress patterns consistently overlapped with certain trigger topics and his verbal response to almost all of these interactions was a variation on the “I’m not going to…”.  He deviated from this pattern only a handful of times and actively engaged the questioner. One of these back alley knife fight sessions involved Rep Ben Cline’s stating that Andrew Weissmann was running a rogue investigation that was based on flawed legal theory that was overturned unanimously by the Supreme Court.

As the question was being asked, special counsel Mueller became defensive; he shifted uncomfortably in his chair, exhibited his Flutter Cycle, and replaced his poker face and laconic I-word response pattern with a passionate and verbose defense of Weissmann (see 3:19:40 in the video or sound file below). 

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Image 15: Sample of one of Mueller’s distress patterns that includes his Flutter Cycle and uneasy shifting in his seat

Recording 1: Exchange between Rep Cline and Mueller about Weismann’s legal foundation of his obstruction of justice investigation

During this segment which lasted about two minutes, special counsel Mueller argued, spoke over Cline, and attempted several times to repeat his assertions about Weismann. This continued even after the subject of the questions changed to Obama’s culpability in Obstruction of Justice when he announced publicly that the HRC private email server did not pose any threat to national security. Mueller, without much difficulty, exhibited a decent mastery of the report’s content, cited specific areas in it that included the “lengthy discussion” and “lengthy dissertation”, and in general tried to rehabilitate himself and his team.

Conclusion
The overwhelming majority of special counsel Mueller’s testimony failed to illuminate any of the big questions about the DNC email hack, the genesis of the Steele Dossier, the DNC/Fusion GPS relationship with Russian state actors, and the 2016 surveillance on the Trump campaign. In fact, his answers raised even more questions about the real power behind the throne and R&R within the special counsel team.

If it is indeed the case, as special counsel Mueller confirmed in multiple answers, that no single individual on his vast team had intimate familiarly with the whole report, then who compiled the final version of the document?  Was this just a collation of multiple taskforce reports that were later combined into a single master? And if that is the case, who was the person that harmonized all the individual versions in order to make sure that the index, format, dates, people, places, reductions, and events were in sync?

Aaron Zebley
Image 16
: The Special Counsel Team and testimony attendees

It is noteworthy that special counsel Mueller continued to play the I-phrase card and refused to address any of the procedural questions about the compilation of the report. Even though, this information had little bearing on the report’s content and that there is nothing classified or proprietary about the way the DOJ writes and edits their documents.

Even though special counsel Mueller attempted to obfuscate the report’s composition methods and authors, the writing style, document layout, context, and several other administrative clues strongly suggest that Andrew Weismann was the architect and Aaron Zebley was chief editor of the document. This is also likely the reason why special counsel Mueller insisted that Zebley be present by his side and be sworn in.

The evidence from the video analytics, speech dynamics, and the decision tree special counsel Mueller used to answer the questions (i.e. question objective vs. answer strategy) shows a decent mental agility and the ability to alternate between complete ‘radio silence’ and ‘singing like a canary’ on demand.

To those who still believe that special counsel Mueller was just a senile old man with little familiarity with the content of the report, consider the fact that his verbose answers show that he had a pretty good grasp of  the document. He also artfully navigated the many minefields in the report without blowing up a leg in the process. Some experts in the MSM have been suggesting that Mueller’s poor verbal performance and optics can be attributed to some form of cognitive impairment but this argument is inconsistent with his ability to effectively deliver the following:

  • Selectively discuss specific topics, most of which were prejudicial towards President Trump
  • Answer questions that almost exclusively supported the impeachment narrative with certainty and conviction
  • Justify and emphasize specific areas in the report that exonerated his team from claims of bias towards President Trump and instances of hostile conduct by FBI senior management and its agents (i.e. Comey, Strzok, Page, agent 2, and others)
  • Utilize the “I’m not going to…” strategy to answer any questions about the “insurance policy”
  • Refuse to address the media leaks that either came from him personally, his direct reports, or his team
  • Exhibited great mental agility and dexterity during the May 29th, 2019 Mueller news conference
  • Come up with over 198 different ways of not answering a direct question

The patterns identified by the analytics strongly suggest that all of special counsel Mueller’s behavioral stress patterns matched the typical anxiety profiles and signs of internal struggle that are exhibited by a deceptive suspect during an integration. For the first time in his long bureaucratic career, he found himself at the wrong side of the table with the bright lights in his face and a real possibility of being charged with perjury. For several hours, the fearless hunter became the pray and he clearly didn’t like the experience.

Contextually, the majority of his testimony turned out to be an underhanded attempt to use the Q&A session to justify, promote, and surreptitiously inject political narrative into the public hearing. None of this should come as a surprise as it is the same circular “Impeach Trump” agenda that launched this investigation in the first place. At the end of the day, despite special counsel Mueller’s title and god-like pedigree, it seems that he turned out to be just another DC power broker who placed his bets on the losing presidential candidate.

Sample Report Pages
Image 18: Two pages (a total of 856 words) form the Mueller report dealing with George Papadopoulos being told by Joseph Mifsud about the Russian having “Dirt” on HRC.

Special counsel Mueller’s elaborate 448 page report that took close to two years to complete, cost over 25 million dollars (that’s about $51K per page), involved 19 lawyers, 23 legal researchers, 40 FBI agents, 10 intelligence analysts, 7 forensic accountants, 25 other professional staff, and the unlimited resources of the DOJ, the State department, NSA, and the intelligence community, delivered an indefensible dud.

Reading the reports, you can’t but stop and appreciate the authors’ Kafkaesque sense of humor. In the example pages shown in Image 18, the report discusses the chain of transmission of the Russian “Dirt” from Joseph Mifsud, to Papadopoulos, to a mysteries western diplomat (Alexander Downer) who then informed the FBI, who naturally became alarmed and started this massive investigation. On the face of it, the document looks solid. It has all of the right trimmings, detailed claims, massive amount of footnotes, intelligence lingo, hush hush sources, and strategic reductions with alarming labels like “Harm to ongoing matter”. It is as convincing as a quality levitation magic act.

But, magic acts of levitating people are always predicated on the audience viewing the scene from a distance and through a carefully controlled field of view–which is exactly what the special counsel Mueller report and testimony turned out to be. It doesn’t work if you get a glimpse of the crane and the wires supporting the magician. Once you understand the mechanics of the magic, the awe gives way to a letdown.

You can test this premise by substituting any good magic act with the report and special counsel Mueller with any successful magician. Any question you ask the magician about the inner workings of his trick would be deflected using the exact same techniques Special Counsel Mueller used during his testimony. The most important rule in magic is NEVER tell the secret of the trick, just let the magic speak for itself.

The Mueller Levitation Magic
Image 19
: The incredible levitating magic act

What is ostensibly missing from these two magical pages in Image 18 is that the source of the “Dirt” was none other than Stefan Halper, a paid FBI informant who billed (using DUNS # 078459148) the Federal Government about $656,535 for his services. By the time you factor Halper and Mifsud and their harem of young female assistants, Mifsud and his life of debauchery at his safe house, Downer’s expenses, and at least 11 other IC, CI, and State Department assets that supported Halper in fattening Papadopoulos before he was shish-ka-bobbed by bob, the cost of these two pages to the US taxpayer was probably upwards of a million dollars.

Natalia and Olga
Image 20
: Two of Halper’s and Mifsuds Red Sparrows

So, to those of you who still think that majoring in contemporary English fiction won’t pay the bills, it clearly can! After all, what other line of work pays $1168 per word?

Stefan Halper Payment
Image 21: Stefan Halper’s government payment record for service provided to the DoD and DOJ from 2016-2018

Summum bonum
I have difficulty finding solace in special counsel Mueller’s bragging about the higher good from his recovery of about $40 million from the Paul Manafort persecution. I’m also not sure if we should laugh or cry about the concept of the DOJ becoming a profit center. The problem with the DOJ acting as a collection agency that recovers the cost of prosecution from its targets is the political nature of their victim selection algorithm. Each one of us including the Honorable Mr. Mueller has something in his past, present, or future that could warrant jail time and property seizure. With over 3000 federal and thousands more state laws on the books, we are all guilty of some misdemeanor or a felony. Who in the DOJ then, gets to make the decisions about who/why to persecute and the ultimate greater good? Is it going to be one of the dozens of high power attorneys that regularly walk through the DOJ revolving doors to personally enrich themselves by constantly hopping between government gigs and private practice?

The problem with the whole Manafort affair is that if he was so thoroughly corrupt in 2007, then why didn’t special counsel Mueller investigate him earlier during his 11 year tenure as the director of the FBI. Why did he wait until 2018 to bring these charges?:

“…crimes arising out of payments he received from the Ukrainian government before and during the tenure of President Viktor Yanukovych.”

After all, the DOJ, FBI, and the IC had a supersized file on Manafort going back to 2007, so why wait for all these years?

Yanukovych Mueller and Manafort
Image 22
: The Triumvirate or Threesome (depending on your view)

Mark Twain once wrote that:

“Anybody can tell lies: there is no merit in a mere lie, [for a good deceit] it must possess art, it must exhibit a splendid & plausible & convincing probability; that is to say, it must be powerfully calculated to deceive.” 

Special Counsel Mueller’s report doesn’t come close to Twain’s definition of deceptive genius, but it does have a certain kitschy synthetic Disneyland feel to it. In many ways its similar to another secretive report, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Both, share the same conspiratorial elements, treachery, mysterious meetings, made-up events and agendas, secret societies, informants, and intrigue.

All of this hush-hush secret agent man stuff in the report seems very mysterious, but at its core, it’s really a simple criminal matter. If you’ve ever been a juror on a criminal trial, you should be familiar with the routine. If you haven’t, it goes a s follows:

  • The prosecution and the defense present their case with an opening statement
  • Both show evidence and present witnesses
  • Both cross-examine witnesses 
  • Each side delivers their closing arguments
  • The jury goes into deliberation and comes up with a verdict

In any normal criminal trial in the US, they typically follow the Federal Rules of Evidence, there is no such thing as secret testimony that can’t be verified or evidence that can’t be shown to the jury. If the DA doesn’t want to expose his sources/methods then they get excluded from trial. If witnesses can’t be cross-examined, their testimony is inadmissible. It’s as simple as that.

Gowdy vs. FBI
Image 22
: Rep Gowdy and DOJ IG Horowitz Q&A session regarding Peter Strzok’s and Lisa Page’s involvement in the Mueller and HRC Email investigations

So, no, I don’t think we can classify special counsel Mueller’s report as a deceptive masterpiece, I would rather categorize it as more of a ‘true story’ type of a tale.

References and Sourcing
The Mueller Testimony: Full Transcript
The Mueller Report: Full Report
Human Resource Exploitation Training: Interrogation Manual

Toris, C., & DePaulo, B. M. (1984): Effects of actual deception and suspiciousness of deception on interpersonal perceptions 

MG Frank – ‎1997: The ability to detect deceit 

Analytical thinking:The analytical thinking algorithm was based on the results from a series of studies by: Pennebaker, Chung, Frazee, Lavergne, and Beaver (2014.

Clout: Clout refers to the relative social status, confidence, or leadership that people display through their writing or talking. The algorithm was based on the results from a series of studies by: Kacewicz, Pennebaker, Davis, Jeon, & Graesser, 2013.

Authenticity: The algorithm for authenticity detection was based on a series of studies where people were induced to be honest and deceptive. See Newman, Pennebaker, Berry, & Richards, 2003 and Textual Models of Deception to Interrogation Settings.

Emotional tone: The positive emotion and negative emotion tone algorithms were based on the results from a study by: Cohn, Mehl, & Pennebaker, 2004. See Linguistic Markers of Psychological State throughMedia Interviews: John Kerry and John Edwardsin 2004, Al Gore in 2000

University of East Anglia
Image 23: Natalia Kutepova-Jamrom’s recommendations letter from Joseph Mifsud

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Image 24
: Natalia Kutepova-Jamrom’s recommendation letter from Gianni Pittella 

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Do Clothes Make the Woman?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with her plaisters

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society”

Some attribute the source of this quote to Mark Twain (1835–1910), but he wasn’t the first to observe the human propensity to dress for the occasion.

Twain, likely quoted William Shakespeare (1599), who wrote in The Tragedy of Hamlet:

“The apparel oft proclaims the man.”

Shakespeare, in turn may have cited Peter Idley (1474), who wrote in his Instructions to his Son:

“Ffor clothyng oft maketh man.”

Idley, in turn probably quoted Erasmus (1500-1508), who wrote in his Collectanea Adagiorum and Adagiorum Chiliades The Encyclopedia of Proverbs (Adagia 3.1.60):

vestis virum facit”– clothes make the man

Erasmus, in turn, quoted the Roman poet Quintilian’s (35 CE–100 CE), who wrote in his Institutions (oratory–8 pr. 20):

“To dress within the formal limits and with an air gives men, as the Greek line testifies, authority.”

Quintilian, in turn, likely paraphrased Homer (484 CE–425 CE), who wrote in the Odyssey  (6.29–30):

“From these things [clothes and personal care], you may be sure, men get a good report”

My take on the concept of “Clothes make the man” is that the dress code should match the  occasion. From a sampling of 30 outfits from AOC’s vast wardrobe catalog, it looks like Cortez, the high priestess of the progressive movement and the friend of the little workingman/woman only leaves the house in ± $1.5K outfits.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Border Accessories
Image 1: He/She comrade Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s trendy white outfit and the horror of the experience of standing in front of an empty parking lot at the Tornillo CBP center.

AOC The Outfit
Image 2
: He/She comrade Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s working class outfit made up of a Blazer with Pants by Gabriela Hearst, Victoria Secret undergarments, and Manolo Blahnik pumps.

This obviously begs the question of how is it that a former waitress/bartender who only earned ± $27K in 2017 (and still owes about $50K in student loans) managed in less than a year to amass over $50K in clothes, shoes, bags, and bling?

AOC What's a Girl to Wear
Image 3
: He/She comrade Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and her working class wardrobe

Yes, clothes can help enhance a person, but without the exercise of discretion and independent judgment, they amount to little more than putting lipstick on a pig.  Or as Proverbs 11:22 puts it:

As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout,
So is a fair woman without discretion.

As a ring of gold in a swine's snout,
Image 4: Self-explanatory

References:
–  XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object detection
– William Shakespeare – Hamlet
– Peter Idley’s – Instructions to his Son 
– Erasmus of Rotterdam – Adagiorum Chiliades 
– Quintilian – Institutes of oratory; or, Education of an orator
– Homer – The Odyssey
– Alexander Atkins “Clothes Make the Man”

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It’s All About Climate Change, Man!

Satyricon 2019

This year’s Google Camp will be hosting a summit with the biggest names in show biz, politics, high-tech, music, and fashion. It will include notables such as former President ObamaLeonardo DiCaprio, Prince Harry, Orlando Bloom, Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Gayle King, Mark Zuckerberg, Diane von Furstenberg, Katy Perry, and many others. 

The event is taking place at the 5-star Verdure resort in Sicily. Due to the high prestige and number of guests, the hotel is fully booked, and room prices start at $930 per night.

The all-expenses-paid, three-day event hosted by Google, will cost about $20 million which comes to about $33K per person, per day. The estimated 120-200 participants will discuss urgent global issues such as on-line user data privacy, freedom of speech, and global warming. The main focus of the event will be climate change, which, according to several of the attending subject-matter experts is the biggest threat to the world and our future generations.

The guests will be arriving at the event over the next 12 hours in 116 private jets and the world’s largest private megayachts. The estimated combined carbon footprint output from the resort activity and travel to and from the three-day event will be equivalent to the yearly carbon production of over 900K US households.

A Flight and a Dinner
Image 1: A dinner and a show at the Temple of Hera and private jets delivering the summit attendees

In the spirit of openness, Google went the extra mile to keep all resort activity a secret—all support, hotel, and security staff signed restrictive non-disclosure agreements prohibiting them from discussing or taking any images of the events and participants.

And yes, as the video analytics reveals, the environmentally-conscious guests are using plastic straws for sipping their very expensive, Google sponsored cocktails.

It's All About the Climate Man
Image 2: The Carbon footprint of David Geffen and Katy Perry, two of the over 140 Google climate change summit attendees

But WAIT! What did I just hear? Google doesn’t get its 260-400 million watts of energy (2-4 percent of the world’s electricity) from unicorn powered wind farms and eco-friendly solar panels? And it’s responsible for 1.5-3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year, which is about 20%-40% of the internet carbon footprint?

I’m Shocked, SHOCKED To Find There’s Gambling in the Casino!

To the legions of the woke, if you haven’t caught up yet, you are looking at corporate greed incarnate. Where environmental disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon or Union Carbide/Dow Bhopal were terrible but isolated events that could be attributed to human error or gross negligence, Google’s entire business model is based on a carefully executed global human and environmental exploitation.

Aren’t you a bit curious how is it that social media giants the likes of Google, Twitter, and Facebook spend hundreds of millions of dollars on software development, hardware, and pay astronomical electric bills for their worldwide datacenter operations, and still make billions in profit–all while offering these services for ‘free’?

At the end of the day, this whole climate change summit thingy is just a cynical PR move to hide the fact that Google can’t burn fossil fuel fast enough to power its worldwide data center expansion–which since 2016 have been working overtime to promote fake news via their ad-sense cash cow, while at the same time, destroying whatever little is left of privacy and suppressing free speech.

You can also group all of the rest of the progressive campaigns and slogans with the climate rhetoric. It doesn’t really matter if it’s ‘Beef is Murder’ or some other trendy gimmick. You can be certain that if it looks good, it tastes good, or feels good, most the celebrity role models are doing/having it on a wholesale scale.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Beef
Image 3
: Leonardo DiCaprio’s who is campaigning to reduce beef consumption is enjoying some meat

So next time the like of Google or a celebrity tells you just how important climate change is (or gives you any moral advice) and asks you to donate to their foundation, tell them that you are open to learning more about it over dinner at the all-expense-paid outing on their private jet or megayacht.

References:

–  XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object detection
–  Green private jets? Don’t make me laugh
–  Daily emissions of cruise ships same as one million cars
–  Google accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint
–  Google isn’t actually tackling ‘fake news’ content on its ad network
–  The more outrageous, the better: How ad-sense makes money for fake news sites

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