No modern-era president is revered by conservatives more than Ronald Reagan. Those with connections to his administration proudly proclaim their place in it. After all, it has turned in to quite a resume enhancer. The Reagan legacy is built up to such heights that while his champions will concede he wasn’t perfect, increasingly, the defense of that legacy often involves ignoring or suppressing some very painful truths that must be confronted if we are to deal with America’s stealth Muslim Brotherhood threat.
It’s not so much about second-guessing Reagan as it is second-guessing his loyal followers who refuse to open their eyes to the consequences of empowering jihadists. To be certain, hindsight is always 20/20. Times were different and the Communist Soviet Union was considered the number one threat to America. Reagan made a calculated decision rooted in that reality.
Reagan’s victories included freeing American hostages held captive for 444 days; policies that led to robust economic growth; and defeating the Soviet Union to end the cold war.
His warts include Iran-Contra; retreating from Lebanon after the Beirut Marine Barracks bombing; and aligning with the same Islamic enemy America is fighting today to help defeat the Soviets in Afghanistan.
If you believe the account of former CIA Asset Terry Reed, Reagan wanted to bring down the Soviet Union but his Vice President George H.W. Bush did not because it would disrupt the balance of power. Reed, whose 1994 book COMPROMISED: How the Presidency was Co-opted by the CIA makes a very compelling case that exposing Iran-Contra was part of a coup attempt that would install Bush Sr. as President.
Reed’s credibility is bolstered by the fact that he defeated the Feds in court, as Shoebat.com explained. They attempted to destroy him but he simply had too much on them and was acquitted, though he laments not being able to go to trial (once the Feds knew they were exposed, they dumped the case in exchange for Reed taking the acquittal).
In his book, Reed recounts a conversation he had in an airplane with an Israeli intelligence agent named Amiram Nir (codename: Paul Weber). According to Nir, Vice President Bush was working with a double agent named Felix Rodriguez (codename: Max Gomez) to expose Iran-Contra, which was exposed after a U.S. cargo plane carrying weapons was shot down in Nicaragua. Nir was adamant that the entire event was orchestrated by Rodriguez who had had increased access to Bush at the time. Nir was killed in a plane crash approximately one year after relaying this information to Reed.
According to the account, Rodriguez was secretly a Russian agent working within the CIA while putting on an anti-Communist front. Bush, formerly head of the CIA allegedly found common cause with Rodriguez, who actually became a triple agent.
Here is how Reed relays what Nir told him about why Reagan’s policy of defeating the Soviets was a bad idea:
“…an actor, my God, who as president is hell-bent on winning this Cold War. And if he is successful, the world will be a much less stable place.”
That was quite a prescient statement more than 25 years ago, though Nir argued China would fill the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union. It can be argued that China filled some of that vacuum but the majority of it was filled by Islamic fundamentalism. After the first Gulf War, then President Bush chose not to remove Saddam Hussein when he had the chance. Many were confused by this but it certainly makes sense in the aforementioned context of stability – and hindsight.
“George (H.W.) Bush, your ex-director of the CIA, understands these complex issues. He’s a true player of chess and Ronald Reagan barely understands checkers… Anyway, our people have been monitoring certain relationships within your government that lead us to believe that your CIA is closely aligned, and in agreement with, your vice-president.
“We have all, unfortunately, been caught up in a foreign policy dispute in Central America. So along comes this Hollywood cowboy who’s determined to kick the communists out of Nicaragua, even if he has to break the law and lie to your Congress and the American people in order to do it… So your CIA and Mr. Bush recognize that they must somehow seize power and stop this madman.” (Compromised, p. 360-361)
Nir further explained that Rodriguez was compromised by communist agents while stationed in Vietnam and that Bush used him as a triple agent to help expose Iran-Contra, thereby destroying Reagan so that Bush could assume the Presidency and moderate foreign policy.
If that was the plan, it obviously didn’t work.
Take the case of Ed Rollins. After Reagan was elected in 1980, Rollins joined the administration and later became the National Campaign Director for the 1984 re-election campaign. When Iran-Contra broke, Rollins was very much part of the PR effort to help limit the damage to Reagan [here and here].
The extent of Rollins’ knowledge about Iran-Contra is not known but 17 years after Reed’s damning book was released, Rollins took on the job as Campaign chief for the presidential campaign of conservative firebrand Michele Bachmann in June of 2011. He stepped down three months later on September 5th. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Rollins said his decision was based on his age and health concerns.
Just one week prior to Rollins stepping down from the campaign, Bachmann visited the Bay of Pigs museum in Miami. This was an interesting choice given the fact that the head of the museum is none other than Felix Rodriguez.
Relative to Bachmann, Rollins did something extremely curious – practically inexplicable – in 2012. When Bachmann penned five letters to five separate Inspectors General inquiring about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government, Rollins railed against her. In particular, he called her out for raising legitimate questions about Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Rollins was perhaps more stinging in his criticism of Bachmann than anyone else from the right. He wrote:
I can assure Mrs. Bachmann, that Ms. Abedin has been thru every top clearance available and would never have been given her position with any questions of her loyalty to this country.
As a member of Congress, with a seat on the House Intelligence Committee, Mrs. Bachmann you know better. Shame on you, Michele! You should stand on the floor of the House and apologize to Huma Abedin and to Secretary Clinton and to the millions of hard working,loyal, Muslim Americans for your wild and unsubstantiated charges. As a devoted Christian, you need to ask forgiveness for this grievous lack of judgment and reckless behavior.
Assuming that Rollins knows the truth about Iran-Contra, how would defending Abedin – who is confirmed to have extensive familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – protect Reagan’s legacy?
Consider the premise of the alleged disagreement between Reagan and Bush. The former wanted to defeat the Soviet Union. The latter wanted to leave it in place to prevent instability from filling the vacuum. In Afghanistan, Reagan relied on Muslim Brotherhood jihadists funded by Saudi Arabia to defeat the Soviets militarily.
Saudi funding was also responsible for bin Laden’s success in Afghanistan against the Soviets. The point person who provided bin Laden with these resources was Prince Turki al-Faisal, head of Saudi intelligence. As Shoebat.com reported, Faisal was one of hundreds of Saudis who were allowed to flee the U.S. in the days after the September 11 attacks. According to the 9/11 Commission Staff Report, he flew from Las Vegas to Paris on September 24, 2001.
An admission by Rollins that a consequence of Reagan’s policy has been stealth Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. Government would be an admission of defeat and a tremendous tarnishing of Reagan’s legacy. While Rollins is just a microcosm of a much larger Reagan legacy protection team, a consequence of his (and others) defense of Reagan at all costs is continued infiltration.
The Saudis have been funding Muslim Brotherhood groups in the U.S. for decades. The Muslim World League (MWL) got its sea legs in this area in the early 1960’s. In the late 1970’s, as Shoebat.com has revealed, the Saudis commissioned the parents of Huma Abedin – Sayed Zaynul Abedin and Saleha Mahmood Abedin – through terrorist financier Abdullah Omar Naseef to start the Institute on Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA).
The goal of the IMMA is to convert all Muslim minority lands into Muslim majority lands. This is but one of several prongs of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the U.S. One of the reasons it continues unchecked could just be that exposing it would mean exposing the vacuum Reagan’s policies helped to create and the Islamic fundamentalism that has filled it. Ironically, the more men like Rollins attempt to protect Reagan’s legacy, the more damaged it will ultimately become when the bitter fruits of infiltration are realized.
While born in Kalamzaoo, Michigan Huma moved to Saudi Arabia with her family at a very young age and returned to the U.S. to attend George Washington University. This was also about the time that she became an editor with IMMA. Throughout the Mujahideen’s war with the Soviets in Afghanistan, Huma was incubating in a brand of Muslim fundamentalism practiced by her parents.
She became an employee of then first lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and has practically been by her side ever since. During Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, Abedin had a top security clearance.
Exposing the truth about Iran-Contra doesn’t just tarnish a Reagan legacy so many conservatives have worked so hard to burnish; it also exposes every President since as Shoebat.com explained.
For example, take the issue of President Obama’s brother Malik Obama. His connections to terrorism and illegal IRS treatment also include connections to a man who worked in the U.S. Intelligence Community. As Shoebat.com reported, Ray Baysden was stationed in Karachi, Pakistan at the same time Barack Obama visited Karachi during the Reagan administration. Baysden is listed as the Executive Director of Malik’s Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF). What we also know is that Baysden and Barack were both in Karachi at a time when the Reagan administration was aligning with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.
Malik’s connections to Sudan – a State Sponsor of Terrorism – are irrefutable. The Obama administration has been working hard to have Sudan removed from that list. Part of that effort has included former Reagan National Security Advisor and Iran-Contra figure Robert McFarlane helping to do just that by signing a contract with Qatar because dealing directly with Sudan is prohibited based on it being a terror state, as Shoebat.com has reported on extensively.
Another figure that was in and out of Pakistan during this time was Osama bin Laden, a man whose forces were backed by the Reagan administration. Iran-Contra was about fighting the same brand of communism Reagan was helping bin Laden fight in Afghanistan. [Important: Reagan’s decision-making is not the issue of focus here; it’s the refusal of those who so revere him today to dig deep in these places for the ugly truth].
As Shoebat.com has explained, one of the reasons so many people don’t want such truths widely disseminated is because they ‘dirty up’ every President after Reagan – Bush Sr. for reasons explained above, Clinton because of his role in Iran-Contra when he was Governor of Arkansas, George W. Bush and the need to protect his father, and Obama, whose ties to Muslim Fundamentalism include his own family.
As an aside, when it comes to Malik Obama’s BHOF and his favorable / illegal IRS treatment while being connected to terrorism, there has been inexplicable silence from Reaganite conservatives. This includes attorney Cleta Mitchell, who represents conservative Tea Party group True the Vote in its battle with the IRS. Despite it being a trump card for Mitchell to contrast the harassment and targeted treatment of her client with the overly favorable and illegal treatment of BHOF, whose leader is connected to terrorism, she remains silent.
Mitchell has a Muslim Brotherhood problem of her own. In her capacity as Chairman and now Board member of the American Conservative Union, Mitchell has inexplicably defended Grover Norquist and Suhail Khan. Norquist has been a key enabler of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration and Khan is steeped in Muslim Brotherhood connections; his father founded the Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Students Association.
Noteworthy is the fact that if anyone has benefited from invoking his Reagan bonafides, it’s been Norquist.
Presenting the truth about Malik Obama and Lerner’s treatment of him could be the equivalent of a politically nuclear explosion with a chain reaction that would touch the last five Presidential administrations, beginning with Obama and ending with Reagan.