By Walid Shoebat
The Global Counterterrorism Task Force Exchange (GCTF) is an international anti-terror body which was established to exchange information regarding terrorism which the United States is member amongst over 60 nations. Secretary of State John Kerry of course attended the forum this week for The Global Counterterrorism Task Force Exchange (GCTF) with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
What is most absurd is that Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) has members like Pakistan, which fathered the terrorist organization, the Taliban and continues to sponsor terrorists in Afghanistan and India.
What is probably even more absurd is that this week, Turkey, a Muslim country that is a trusted U.S. and NATO ally chaired the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF) in New York this week regardless that Turkey helped Iran, a state sponsor of terror, evade sanctions to the tune of billions of dollars in 2012 and 2013 at the same time Turkey blocked Israel from joining the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF).
This regardless that an Istanbul prosecutor’s report which was leaked this year suggested that Turkish companies and banks facilitated another $120 billion in illicit transactions?
So why do we partner with an entity called Global Counter-Terrorism Forum, especially that when Washington sent Chuck Hagel to beg Turkey to join the anti-ISIS coalition, Turkey turns us down and we still do not know Turkey’s role in combating ISIS while we do know its role in aiding and abetting it?
Wasn’t it Turkey’s lax border policies that enabled ISIS to finance and arm its fighters in Syria? And now ISIS terror cells are still operating freely throughout Turkey including recruiting for ISIS in broad daylight using public transportation in Turkey:
Lest we forget, they also offer boot camp for these new ISIS recruits:
Meanwhile, over the weekend, Turkey secured the release of 46 Turkish hostages from ISIS — in exchange for helping to free 50 ISIS terrorists captured by another Syrian faction, Liwa al-Tawhid. But isn’t it against international law for a state to negotiate with ISIS, the very enemy we’re now fighting?
And why is Qatar also a member of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF)? Isn’t it the headquarters for terrorist organization Hamas as well as it was the headquarters for the Taliban’s embassy which bankrolls several terrorist organizations in Syria.
And if things have gone that far, shouldn’t we also question as to why the United States is also member of the Global Counter-Terrorism Forum (GCTF), especially since it gives Turkey a free pass for helping Iran evade sanctions: Ankara’s “gas for gold” deals in 2012 and 2013 helped Tehran earn $12-$13 billion, especially when the world was trying to convince the mullahs to abandon their nuclear-weapons program?
I understand that in this case the United States is not linked directly to Iran’s operations, but didn’t the United States finance the Free Syrian Army moderate terrorists and in Libya they financed and armed terrorist rebels who created much of the chaos in the first place? Wasn’t it the CIA that has started sending weapons to Syrian rebels when the same rebel groups are considered terrorist organizations? Wasn’t it Obama who for years aided and abetted the Muslim Brotherhood, the mother of Hamas to gain status in Egypt?
The Global Counter-Terrorism Forum also includes the Saudis who fund Wahhabi institutions around the world, “pre-recruiting” for Islamist terror and last I recall, I was the one who translated so much evidence that showed the United States President was silent when his family were involved in funding recruits using Federal 501c3 non-profit status to send recruits to Wahhabist schools in Saudi Arabia?
Wasn’t the White House also suppose to admonish Turkey for giving safe haven to Saleh al-Arouri, the Hamas figure who took responsibility this summer for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens?
And since the United States now aids and abets terrorists, shouldn’t it also admonish Turkey for al-Arouri’s plot to kill Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas?
And since we become aiders to terrorists, shouldn’t we punish Turkey since Abbas was also a terrorist who was the treasurer of the PLO and was the man who provided financing for the 20th century’s most infamous terrorist massacre during the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany in 1972 where 11 Israeli athletes – including one American citizen David Berger was killed?
Is there a statute of limitation on massacres committed by terrorists?
O, I forgot, Yasser Arafat before Mahmoud Abbas somehow miraculously changed from terrorist to Nobel Peace Prize winner.
I wonder if we could stop the war against ISIS if Al-Baghdadi decides to become like Yasser Arafat, a “peace activist”?
O, sorry, I forgot Al-Baghdadi can never qualify: Yasser Arafat, Mahmoud Abbas and Saleh al-Arouri were only killing Jews.