By Ben Barrack
From the Senate floor, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) accused Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) of ‘working for Vladimir Putin’. He made the charge without evidence. Based on McCain’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, the case is much easier to make that it is McCain who is working with America’s enemies.
First, here is McCain impugning Paul:
Contrast that criticism of Senator Paul with McCain’s effusive praise for stealth Muslim Brotherhood spy Huma Abedin in 2012. It was McCain who did so while castigating Rep. Michele Bachamann (R-MN) for raising legitimate questions about Abedin’s ties to the group:
Senator McCain Supported ‘Arab Spring’
During the Muslim Brotherhood uprising – also known as the ‘Arab Spring’ – across the Middle East, it was McCain who wanted to see it succeed. At the 2011 U.S.-Islamic World Forum (US-IWF), McCain called for the ‘Arab Spring’ to be used to defeat both Russia and China (pay close attention beginning at the 2:00 mark):
At about that same point in time, Senator McCain referred to the Muslim Brotherhood rebels in Libya as his ‘heroes’.
Then there is the now infamous photo of McCain visiting the Syrian rebels. Accompanying McCain on that was a Sunni Muslim with extremely close ties to stealth political jihadists in the U.S. – Mouaz Moustafa.
Moustafa serves as the Executive Director of the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), which has very powerful Muslim Brotherhood figures on its board. Among them has been Bassam Estwani, the former head of the extremely radical Dar al-Hijrah mosque. Estwani led that mosque at the time of 9/11, when Anwar al-Awlaki was the imam there.
Here is a screen shot of Moustafa’s bio on the SETF website:
In 2013, Moustafa was present at the annual American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) gala. There were several individuals there who are either stealth Muslim Brotherhood jihadists or have deep connections to the group.
U.S. and Russia SHOULD be Allies
To Paul’s credit, he did not take McCain’s slander lying down. In response, Paul said McCain makes a ‘really, really strong case for term limits’. To Paul’s discredit, failed to point out McCain’s nefarious connections:
Regardless of your position on Russia, one common enemy of both them and the United States is the Muslim Brotherhood. The U.S. had 9/11 and Russia had the Beslan school massacre in 2004. There have been countless other Islamic terror attacks in both countries but those stand out for their horrifying images.
In Beslan, Chechen terrorists descended on a school on the first day and held students and teachers hostage in the gymnasium. After days in stifling heat, a bomb exploded inside. When the bodies were counted, there were 330 dead, including 186 children. In one instance, a very young and traumatized Aida Sidakova attempted to go back into the gymnasium to look for her mother.
The Chechen Muslims – led and sent by Shamil Basayev – are Sunni, just as is the Muslim Brotherhood. The groups share a common cause and differ only on how to achieve it. That does mean that Muslims like Abedin, Moustafa and Basayev (now deceased courtesy of the Russians) all want(ed) a global Islamic caliphate, headquartered in Turkey.
In this one example, shouldn’t the Americans – including McCain – cheer Russia?
History has necessitated that when evil on earth boils over that Russia and the U.S. must unite to defeat it. That’s exactly what happened in World War II. Despite Stalin’s legacy of more than 55 million murders, the U.S. and Great Britain saw Nazi Germany as the greater threat and united against Hitler.
Incidentally, it was Hitler who aligned with – you guessed it – the Muslim Brotherhood.
The real problem is that McCain is still fighting a cold war and Paul doesn’t see the one the Muslim Brotherhood is already waging against the U.S. While Paul is more right than McCain, he still doesn’t demonstrate that he understands the threat.
Until the U.S. and Russia openly align against the Muslim Brotherhood, the latter will continue to make gains.
In the meantime, Americans are just… er… stuck in the middle between clowns and jokers.