A new documentary set to air on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV later this week will compare President Barack Obama’s Middle East foreign policy to pre-World War II British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, The Daily Caller has learned.
“I can’t even begin to come up with an analogy – the only thing that comes to mind is Neville Chamberlain arriving back in the U.K. after the 1938 Munich Agreement was signed with [Adolf] Hitler and proudly waving it over his head,” former FBI counter-terrorism agent John Guandolo says in the film, referencing Obama’s attitude toward Islamic extremism. “[W]hen I just talk to citizens, they don’t understand how this is possible. Like, what is it that they’re able to see as citizens that seems very easy to understand that a government official – a president, a secretary of a cabinet position – cannot see.”
Chamberlain infamously came back from Germany in late September 1938 with the Munich Agreement he had signed with Hitler – an appeasement strategy that allowed Germany to take part of the land it wanted uncontested if it would promise to not conquer anymore – to announce to the British public “peace for our time.”
Shortly thereafter, Chamberlain was proven wrong as Hitler continued to invade countries in Europe, prompting the start of World War II.
This new documentary criticizes what those who appear in it consider a lackadaisical response from the Obama administration – and other leaders in Washington – to a rise in Islamist power across the Middle East. The interviews were all shot in July, before the recent attacks and protests in the region that led to the storming of U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya, and the murder of America’s ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, among others.
The documentarians quote several intelligence sources criticizing U.S. tactics in the War on Terror. One, an anonymous former lecturer for the U.S. Military and FBI — who the documentarians say was “not permitted to appear on camera” — is quoted in on-screen text saying, “Our national security policy is based on a war on terrorism, OK? So, to win it, we hired a bunch of people from groups we identified in federal court as having funded terrorism against the United States.”
Specifically, that former government official is referring to how groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) work with the Obama administration even though they’re technically unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial.
The documentary comes just a few days ahead of the September 29 anniversary of Chamberlain signing the Munich Agreement with Hitler.
Obama is looking to groom his foreign policy image in the wake of the attacks in Benghazi and unrest elsewhere throughout the Middle East. It’s a marked change from when he had come into the election cycle trumpeting his strength in foreign policy as the president who ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Since the beginning of the Obama administration, new prosecutions and indictments against subsequent rounds of Holy Land Foundation co-conspirators have been halted. More than 80 boxes of documents about the case sit unreleased in a warehouse in Dallas. Electronic copies of the documents exist in Chicago.
While Congress hasn’t been granted access to those documents, the defendants in the Holy Land Foundation case were given access to them as part of legal proceedings. What remains unknown is if the information contained in those documents inadvertently ended up in the hands of al-Qaida or Hamas terrorists by way of those Holy Land Foundation trial defendants.