Last December, Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Steve King (R-IA) visited Egypt. The Washington Post referred to the details of the visit as “hush-hush”. Last month, a delegation led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) which included Rep. Steve Stockman and Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) paid Gen. el-Sisi a visit.
Ok, so why all these Congressional delegations to Egypt and why are they all so secretive and will there be more?
If you believe the contents of an article published by Al-Mogaz, written by political science professor Dr. Mohammed el-Saadani, the answer to the first part of that question has to do with President Barack Obama’s “support of terrorism” as well as the U.S. losing Egypt to Russia; the answer to the second part of that question may be yes. Here is the headline of the article (translated underneath):
The article goes on to explain that other Congressional delegations to Egypt are scheduled in the near future (we shall see if that prediction bears out). Perhaps the most explosive claim in the article is this (translated):
Saadani confirmed that there are some leaks from the investigations carried out by the federal bodies and organs of the CIA about the role of Obama in support of the Muslim Brotherhood organizations and how it affected the image of the United States in the Middle East.
Though the article doesn’t mention the activities and associations of Malik Obama, those who are aware of what Malik is involved in could easily make such a connection.
As for being instilled with confidence that the congressmen in these delegations are courageous and doing the right thing, the old adage ‘trust but verify’ is too kind. Congress has allowed Barack Obama to run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution so to take it on faith that these meetings are about getting to the bottom of his familial connections to the Muslim Brotherhood is just shy of being on par with buying beachfront property in Arizona.
Remember, when similar Muslim Brotherhood connections were discovered by us in 2011, about close Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin and then made public in a letter – signed by Bachmann, Gohmert, and three other Congressmen – to the office of the State Department’s Inspector General, Rogers – who visited with el-Sisi this week – was a Huma defender and said at the time:
“I have no information in my committee that would indicate that Huma is anything other than an American patriot.”
Based on what is known and based on Rogers’ role as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, not only did he throw three of his Republican colleague committee members under the bus but he may as well have tried selling you the Brooklyn Bridge.
There were five members of Congress who signed those five letters to various Inspectors General in the summer of 2012. Three of them are members on Chairman Rogers’ Committee – Bachmann, Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), and Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA). Yet, Rogers stood with the Huma Abedin defenders. That’s not leadership. Simply trusting that he’s suddenly a bulldog about the uncomfortable truths regarding the Obama family is a stretch, so the Al-Mogaz article should be digested with a grain of salt.
Stockman’s trip with Rohrabacher last month was confusing to Texas voters because he seemed to abandon his campaign for his U.S. Senate race against incumbent John Cornyn without explanation. The Houston Chronicle reported that Stockman canceled a campaign stop and was replaced by a Dallas businessman so the former could make the trip to Egypt. In fact, based on the Chronicle’s timeline, Stockman made two trips to Egypt in January; one was a couple of weeks prior to joining Rohrabacher.
Stockman rebuffed the idea that his delegation’s visit in January was secret by pointing to Egyptian media covering it. Still, we reached out to his office several times seeking comment and got no response. We also attempted to get a statement from Lummis’ office but that too was unsuccessful.
Again, if Congress wants to win some serious points with el-Sisi and the new Egyptian government so it can stop the bleeding when it comes to U.S. influence with Egypt dissipating and becoming condensation in Russia, they should start by making hay over the serious claims about Malik Obama. Until that happens, all they’ve shown capable of doing is rolling over for Barack Obama.
Making a big deal about the claims against Abedin would have been easier than the task at hand because Barack may not have been re-elected. Now the job is harder and even more necessary. Right, Rep. Rogers?
The path of least resistance is littered with obstacles that become more difficult to avoid as one makes his way down that path.
Time to show us the money, Rep. Rogers, et. al.