There is a “revolving door culture and self-dealing at Big Safari,” stated North Carolina Republican Congressmen Ted Budd and Walter Jones in a July 12 letter to the Secretary of the Air Force. Recent American military assistance to Kenya and Yemen involving Big Safari, a specialized Air Force acquisition program, raises disturbing questions about contracting insiders taking the American taxpayer for a ride.
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Andrew E. Harrod, PhD, JD, Esq. is the author of over 90 articles online and in print concerning various political and international relations topics. Harrod's articles have appeared online at the American Thinker, Family Security Matters, FrontPage Magazine, Gatestone Institute, the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Mercatornet, the Middle East Forum's Legal Project, and World, among others. Harrod has also published two articles in the Austrian History Yearbook derived from his dissertation on Austrian neutrality during the Cold War at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In addition to his Fletcher School doctorate, Harrod holds a law degree from the George Washington University Law School and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Harrod is a graduate of Amherst College, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
The world’s largest supporter of Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood, Qatar, has suffered what one insider termed a “spectacular failure” in a new high-profile effort to court the American Jewish community. Despite the emirate’s profligacy, it now appears that Qatar’s plan succeeded in arranging meetings between Qatar’s emir and few, if any, major American Jewish leaders, even as Qatar endured a media beating.
A former Ted Cruz operative is cashing $50,000 monthly checks from Qatar to set up meetings between Qatar’s leaders and the heads of American Jewish groups. The Republican influence-peddler is hoping to whitewash Qatar’s extensive history of enabling terrorism funding and its use of its state-run Al Jazeera network to lionize extremists in support of vicious attacks on both America and Israel. Talk about chutzpah.
Georgetown University Professor Jonathan Brown, already notorious for past scandalous comments justifying Islamic slavery (including rape), only worsened his reputation with a recent May 8 lecture. Before about 90 listeners filling Georgetown’s small Riggs Library, the Saudi-funded Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) director clinically explicated disturbingly dark Islamic political doctrines.
Hudson Institute presidential historian Tevi Troy has written a highly informative and entertaining study of American culture and the presidency in What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House. "[P]residents are both shaped by the culture and shapers of it themselves," Troy writes, as presidents react with varying success to cultural phenomena that work to either support or subvert their regimes.
Driving in Berlin’s “problem district” Neukölln is apparently just as hazardous as swimming there, as previously reported in the Daily Caller. This time, the “unpleasant incident” reported by Germany’s Focus newsmagazine was “especially bizarre,” amidst Neukölln’s high crime rate, given that the victims of a road rage assault were police officers. The incident has once again turned German public attention again to issues of Muslim immigrant crime as well as police protection.
An aggressive response from heavily-armed police to an Arab family at a Berlin swimming pool has provided yet another vignette of the difficulties Western societies face coping with Muslim immigrants’ dramatically different mores. The incident provides a disturbing glimpse into the parallel societies of some Islamic communities in Europe, which find true integration into their adopted homelands incompatible with Muslim piety.