Open Thread While We Contemplate Whether Or Not Russia Was Correct When Banning Soros Backed Groups

I didn’t write about it then, but, Russia banned a couple of Soros backed NGOs.  At the time I was a bit divided about it.  Sure, Soros and his minions are a bunch of scumbags, but, one should never shy from discourse with such scumbags. 

However, this changes my perspective ….. (reproduced in its entirety)

Hamas Terror Cell Nabbed at Soros-Backed Bard College Partner over Bombing Plans

JERUSALEM – Israel’s Shin Bet security service announced Wednesday it had arrested members of two large Hamas terrorist cells in the West Bank planning mass casualty suicide bombings and other attacks inside Israel.

Most of the suspects in both cells were students at Al Quds University in Abu Dis, which is partnered with Bard College in New York. Abu Dis is a West Bank village near Jerusalem.

The Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences, located in Abu Dis, is a branch of Al Quds that “represents the first dual-degree program between US and Palestinian institutions of higher education.”

Al-Quds Bard College is also partnered with billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Institute and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

The Al Quds board of trustees has included Rashid Khalidi, who taught there for 16 years before he became the Edward Said Professor of Arab studies at Columbia University.

Khalidi, a harsh critic of Israel, was a close personal friend to Barack Obama when the two taught together at the University of Chicago. Khalidi lectured at UC until 2003 while Obama taught law there from 1993 until his election to the Senate in 2004.

Khalidi’s wife, Mona, was president of the Arab American Action Network, or AAAN. The group received financing from the Woods Fund, a Chicago nonprofit where Obama served as a paid director from 1999 to Dec. 11, 2002. Obama sat on the Woods Fund board alongside Bill Ayers, the unrepentant former member of the Weather Underground domestic terrorist group.

Khalidi and Obama reportedly lived in nearby faculty residential zones and the two families dined together a number of times.

In 2003, Obama reportedly provided a glowing testimonial for Khalidi when the professor left UC to take a new position at Columbia University.

Mass-casualty suicide bombings

Earlier on Wednesday, the Shit Bet announced it had carried out a joint operation with the IDF and Israel Police in which 25 Hamas members were arrested as part of a terrorist cell based in Abu Dis, a West Bank village near Jerusalem. Most of the suspects were students at Al Quds University in Abu Dis.

The cell was led by a 24-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank named Ahmed Azam, who set up an explosives lab in a rented apartment in Abu Dis, according to the Shit Bet indictment.

During the course of the investigation, a second cell consisting largely of Al Quds students was discovered in Bethlehem, including some who had been successfully recruited to carry out suicide bombings.

The Shin Bet announced that Azzam was working on behalf of Hamas in Gaza “to set up a military infrastructure that would carry out bombing attacks against Israeli targets.”

Azzam “was in continuous contact with his operators in the Gaza Strip, who trained him to be an explosives expert for the purpose of manufacturing bomb vests and explosive devices,” the Shin Bet statement said.

“In accordance with instructions passed on to Azam, he recruited a number of additional operatives studying with him at the Abu Dis university in order to purchase material to produce explosives, rent apartments, recruit suicide bombers, and get them to infiltrate Israel.”

The Shin Bet said an examination of the lab discovered in Azzam’s apartment found “it was ready to manufacture explosives of different types, in significant quantities.”

The Shin Bet said it had seized raw materials for making bombs, including materials banned in Israel.

Soros ties, anti-Israel groups

Al Quds University, meanwhile, was partnered with Brandeis until November 2013, when a demonstration took place on campus involving “demonstrators wearing black military gear, armed with fake automatic weapons, and who marched while waving flags and raising the traditional Nazi salute.”

Brandeis suspended its partnership after Al Quds President Sari Nusseibeh refused to issue an unequivocal condemnation of the militant demonstration. Instead, Nusseibeh condemned “extremist Jews” for exploiting the scene of a “mock military display” on the campus.

Nusseibeh went on to blame the Holocaust for Israel’s founding and an alleged “enduring Palestinian catastrophe:”

These occurrences allow some people to capitalize on events in ways that misrepresent the university as promoting inhumane, anti-Semitic, fascist, and Nazi ideologies. Without these ideologies, there would not have been the massacre of the Jewish people in Europe; without the massacre, there would not have been the enduring Palestinian catastrophe.

Bard itself has come under fire for allegedly hosting anti-Israel groups. One such organization, the International Solidarity Movement, formed a group at Bard. According to the Anti Defemation League, Bard’s ISM in 2010 held “seven different anti-Israel events in conjunction with Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).” The ISM is known for serving as human shields to obstruct Israel’s counter-terrorism measures.

Bard also has a longstanding partnership with the Central European University (CEU), a graduate level institution located in Budapest, Hungary. CEU was founded by Soros.

Spokesmen for both Bard and Al Quds did not immediately respond to a request from Breitbart Jerusalem seeking comment.

With research by Brenda J. Elliott.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.”  Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

Look, discourse is one thing, allowing people to aid, abet, and foster terrorists is entirely another. 

Whether or not Soros is personally responsible isn’t even a question.  His funds have gone towards such madness.  Whether or not Soros is knowingly doing so or not is beyond the point.  All of his beneficiaries should be suspended upon investigation.  He should be fully investigated to determine if he is, in fact, intentionally fostering terrorism.  

This entry was posted in News and politics. Bookmark the permalink.

30 Responses to Open Thread While We Contemplate Whether Or Not Russia Was Correct When Banning Soros Backed Groups

  1. DirkH says:

    Steve Quayle Radio – Interview With The Real Jack Ryan (Dr Steve Pieczenik)
    4 months old. Veteran hostage negotiator and soviet-union-destroyer.

  2. Latitude says:

    I find it impossible to believe a man as powerful as Soros…doesn’t know what he’s doing or where his money goes… goes on purpose

    I’m amazed at American muslims right now…..they should be backing banning muslim imports with everything they’ve got.
    For one thing, terrorists target everyone, including muslims…they are just as much at risk …they don’t get a 10 min warning bell
    But the most amazing is it’s making all of them look bad. Damned if I would want everyone looking at me like that when I go out. I would be screaming the loudest to vet them all or don’t let them in. Knowing the more damage they do, the worse I’m going to look.

    • DirkH says:

      I slowly get the impression that Soros is short EVERY country, and tries to destabilize every country.
      He sure did for Europe, as his groups organized the refugee crisis.

      He always made his big bucks with currency collapses- UK, Thailand.

    • leftinflagstaff says:

      Naw. They know they now live in PC world. Being called a bigot against your own is worse than any other insult– you still gotta live among your own. All that you mentioned is better than being whatever an ‘Uncle Tom’ would be for Muslims.

      That, and those that secretly support Jihad, of course.

    • Latitude says:

      No really…I would be for slamming the lid down until it’s under control. Knowing the risk is everyone else turning against me.
      That’s why I think there’s more to it that they are letting on…….

      But then, take the blacks….they are all for democrats…even though the democrats say they won’t work and have to import mexicans to do the work “they” won’t do…
      But then again….even if they want to be welfare blacks…don’t they know the mexicans are going to get their welfare checks?? Again, damned if I would want 10 million people coming in, getting welfare…..knowing there’s only so much to go around.

  3. DirkH says:

    New hypothesis: China has been dumping treasuries for a while now. Russia is immediately selling all US treasuries they get as payment for their oil, to buy Gold with it. There have been observations that dumped treasuries are absorbed by the BLICS – Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Cayman Islands, Switzerland, probably acting as proxies for the Fed. As the Fed, in the absence of more QE, cannot absorb them directly. This absorption has been going on for a year or so now.

    So the treasury dumping did not lead to a drop in treasury price / rise in market interest rate.

    But now, the Fed hiked rates by 0.25%. Maybe because they’re at the limits now – or the power of their proxies depleted and they have no other choice but letting the rates go up.

    Hiking rates will further strengthen the Dollar, wreaking more havoc with US exports and with domestic US oil production – for which the US banks have underwritten hedges, thus they’re on the hook – either the banks or the oil producers will get it, probably both. As the hedges expire, which have been underwritten when Oil was at 100USD a barrel, the banks slowly reduce their ongoing bleeding but the oil producers get wacked. The banks might already be walking dead at this moment. Depending on their exposure.

  4. Latitude says:

    A guy goes in an adult store and asks for an inflatable doll.
    The guy behind the counter says, “Male or female?”
    The customer says, “Female”
    The counter guy asks, “Black or white?”
    The customer says, “White”
    The counter guy asks, “Christian or Muslim?”
    The customer says, “What the hell does religion have to do with it?”
    The counter guy says, “The Muslim one blows itself up!”

  5. Latitude says:

    husband and wife are shopping in their local Wal-Mart. The husband picks up a …case of Miller Lite and puts it in their cart.

    ‘What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the wife. ‘They’re on sale, only $10 for 24 cans’, he replies. ‘Put them back, it’s a waste of money’, demands the wife, and so he does and they carry on shopping.

    A few aisles further on along, the woman picks up a $20 jar of …face cream and puts it in the basket.

    What do you think you’re doing?’ asks the husband… “It’s my face cream. It makes me look beautiful,’ replies the wife.

    Her husband retorts: ‘So does 24 cans of Miller Lite and it’s half the price….’

    HUSBAND DOWN, AISLE 7 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. gator69 says:

    KROFT: (Voiceover) To understand the complexities and contradictions in his personality, you have to go back to the very beginning: to Budapest, where George Soros was born 68 years ago to parents who were wealthy, well-educated and Jewish.

    When the Nazis occupied Budapest in 1944, George Soros’ father was a successful lawyer. He lived on an island in the Danube and liked to commute to work in a rowboat. But knowing there were problems ahead for the Jews, he decided to split his family up. He bought them forged papers and he bribed a government official to take 14-year-old George Soros in and swear that he was his Christian godson. But survival carried a heavy price tag. While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.

    (Vintage footage of Jews walking in line; man dragging little boy in line)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) These are pictures from 1944 of what happened to George Soros’ friends and neighbors.

    (Vintage footage of women and men with bags over their shoulders walking; crowd by a train)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) You’re a Hungarian Jew…

    Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

    KROFT: (Voiceover) …who escaped the Holocaust…

    (Vintage footage of women walking by train)

    Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Mm-hmm.

    (Vintage footage of people getting on train)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) … by — by posing as a Christian.

    Mr. SOROS: (Voiceover) Right.

    (Vintage footage of women helping each other get on train; train door closing with people in boxcar)

    KROFT: (Voiceover) And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps.

    Mr. SOROS: Right. I was 14 years old. And I would say that that’s when my character was made.

    KROFT: In what way?

    Mr. SOROS: That one should think ahead. One should understand and — and anticipate events and when — when one is threatened. It was a tremendous threat of evil. I mean, it was a — a very personal experience of evil.

    KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson.

    Mr. SOROS: Yes. Yes.

    KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

    Mr. SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

    KROFT: I mean, that’s — that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

    Mr. SOROS: Not — not at all. Not at all. Maybe as a child you don’t — you don’t see the connection. But it was — it created no — no problem at all.

    KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

    Mr. SOROS: No.

    KROFT: For example that, ‘I’m Jewish and here I am, watching these people go. I could just as easily be there. I should be there.’ None of that?

    Mr. SOROS: Well, of course I c — I could be on the other side or I could be the one from whom the thing is being taken away. But there was no sense that I shouldn’t be there, because that was — well, actually, in a funny way, it’s just like in markets — that if I weren’t there — of course, I wasn’t doing it, but somebody else would — would — would be taking it away anyhow. And it was the — whether I was there or not, I was only a spectator, the property was being taken away. So the — I had no role in taking away that property. So I had no sense of guilt.
    -20 December 1998 broadcast of 60 Minutes

  7. Latitude says:

    Is he really this stupid……yes
    Jews settled Egypt, east side of the Nile valley, long before this….

  8. DirkH says:

    This is why Putin can’t get exterminated by the USA – e g during the summit meetings:
    He runs the most important service business for the US power structure.
    -provides pension home for removed heads of state of regimes attacked by USA.
    -provides the helicopters the USA needs in Afghanistan
    -provides access to Afghanistan
    -keeps his mouth shut.

  9. I. Lou Minotti says:

    Merry Christmas, all. The Savior was sent. Nuff said. Ps. 2.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s