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The soon to be inaugurated mayor of New York City, Democrat Bill de Blasio, has a history of supporting radical leftist groups and individuals including an oppressive self-avowed communist regime that possessed one of the worst human rights records in all of Latin America, according to documents obtained on Thursday by an “Inside-the-Beltway” public interest group, Judicial Watch.
While the gathering information on de Blasio’s past is not a difficult task, the nation’s mainstream news media chose to ignore his ties and sympathies to communist organizations and nations and instead focused on de Blasio’s community organizing and work on behalf of the less fortunate, a job they’ve done in the past for radical politicians such a President Barack Obama, according to de Blasio’s detractors such as political strategist and consultant Michael Baker, Esq.
“It’s amazing that in the face of so much joblessness and economic problems people such as Obama and de Blasio seem to be able to get enough votes to gain power. Do New Yorkers known that de Blasio will do to New York City what Obama did to this nation?” asks Baker.
Judicial Watch officials says that even though the middle class is in danger of disappearing in the Big Apple, de Blasio vowed to increase taxes on the rich and create more affordable housing. He also promised to end the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy in spite of New York City being a major target for terrorists and street gangs all because he claims it disproportionately effects minorities.
This may all sound fantastic to the liberals who populate that city, but there is a sinister side to New York’s mayor-elect who will be sworn in with a galaxy of stars on New Year’s Day, according to the New York Daily News.
The city’s inaugural ball for Mayor de Blasio will attract a Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, a hip-hop mogul, several Oscar-winning actresses and a left-wing activist, Calypso singer Harry Belafonte, who is the self-professed leader of the American socialist revolution, according to Judicial Watch.
De Blasio was a very active supporter of the communist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua in the 1980s, according to information uncovered by Judicial Watch.
“He was so enamored with Soviet-backed revolutionaries that he traveled to the capital city of the war-torn country, Managua, to aid their cause by participating in a relief mission. Upon de Blasio’s return to the United States, he joined the Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York (NSN),” according to Judicial Watch’s Corruption Chronicles.
The non-profit group said that they examined the records of the NSN at the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, located on the campus of New York University (NYU) in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. According to the archive record guide:
“The Nicaragua Solidarity Network of Greater New York (1985-2002), and its member organizations worked to support the Sandinista Revolution and to protest U.S. support of the counter-revolutionary military movement, aka the Contras, who also killed civilian supporters of the revolution, targeting medical and educational personnel in particular.”
The records examined revealed that de Blasio was a hardcore supporter of the communist revolutionaries in Nicaragua, and that he actively raised money and resources for the Sandinistas and was a subscriber to the party’s newspaper, “Barricada” (The Barricade).
WELCOME BACK DUKAKIS
Twenty years ago, New York’s long nightmare ended with a Giuliani victory over Mayor Dinkins. Now the nightmare returns as former Dinkins staffer and terrorist supporter Bill de Blasio will begin wrecking the city where Dinkins and his Democratic predecessors left off.
Bill de Blasio vowed to undo Giuliani’s reforms and turn back the clock on fighting crime and terrorism. Giuliani’s victory was a wake-up call to Democrats that one of the more dangerous cities in the country had rejected their liberal soft-on-crime policies that had made it unlivable. Bill de Blasio’s victory tells them that soft-on-crime is popular again.
Welcome back Michael Dukakis.
10 Republican Senators Vote to Force Businesses to Hire Transvestites
THOSE WHO DARE, WIN
After a suicide bombing in the Moscow subway by a Muslim terrorist, Vladimir Putin said, “Russia doesn’t conduct negotiations with terrorists — it destroys them.”
The last American president to say something like that and mean it was Ronald Reagan, who also defeated Putin’s old bosses.
Muslim Rape Capital of Europe Introduces Feminism Rating for Movies
FREEDOM TO RAPE
An attorney for a Des Moines Islamic leader charged with sexual abuse and exploitation is asking a judge to drop two of the charges, arguing that they violate the man’s religious freedom.
He does have a point. Islam is one of the few religions to incorporate rape as a major aspect of its founding and practice.
Iowa Muslim Imam Claims Prosecuting Him for Molesting Women Violates his Religious Freedom
MAX AND GOLIATH
Goliath exists in an alternate universe in which Israel isn’t fighting terrorism, but going on a killing spree motivated by racism, religious fanaticism and a desire to eat puppies. If Max Blumenthal were reporting on WW2, the story would begin with an armada of American bombers flown by demented murderers hopped up on war propaganda bombing the unarmed and innocent National Socialists of Berlin.
And that’s exactly how Goliath begins, as an Israeli F-16 “roared across the sky” and launched a missile at a bunch of Hamas terrorists who lie “writhing in pain, their uniforms stained with the flesh and blood of their comrades.”
From the first page, it’s obvious where Max Blumenthal’s sympathies lie. It’s also obvious that he missed his calling writing for soap operas.
Goliath isn’t just overwrought; it’s downright hysterical. Like a werewolf, Abbas “howls” in the throes of “militant histrionics.” The even eviler Netanyahu “stumps through fever swamps” as an “apocalyptic” “prophet of doom” and Israelis cheer as their army “exacts blood vengeance on the enemy.”
KENTUCKY FRIED CALIPHATE
Syrian Sunnis and Shiites may disagree over theology, but they can both agree that a country without KFC just isn’t worth keeping. No ones wins here.
Even ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front should be able to recognize the magnitude of the catastrophe. What good is a Caliphate if it’s not Kentucky fried?
Americana’s decision to close up shop in Damascus is just the latest example of the dissolution of normalcy in even Syria’s most protected areas.
If you think Barack Obama has gotten a free ride from the press, consider the case of Bill de Blasio.
The New York Post revealed at the last minute that the Marxist frontrunner for mayor of New York City visited Communist Russia in 1983. But the paper’s bizarre cover headline, “Back in the USSR,” complete with a hammer-and-sickle, seemed to make a mockery of the discovery.
International communism, which claimed more than 100 million lives, is not a laughing matter, nor just the subject of a 1968 song by the Beatles.
Described by CNN as the “unabashed liberal,” de Blasio is actually to the left of Barack Obama, in the sense that de Blasio didn’t disavow his communist background once it came to light. At least Obama tried to cover up his ties to communist Frank Marshall Davis.
De Blasio had scrubbed the Marxist connections from his campaign website, an omission that momentarily captured the attention of The New York Times. But once these connections and controversies came to light, he embraced his sordid history. He still embraces liberation theology and his work for the communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua.
Nobody believed the purpose of his “honeymoon” to Cuba was actually a honeymoon, but the media didn’t even bother to check into how he made the illegal trip and whether the FBI had developed a file on the candidate.
De Blasio was so open about his Marxism that on Sunday, he campaigned with Harry Belafonte, who during the Cold War sang at a “Concert for Peace” in communist East Germany, where he attacked President Reagan’s anti-communist foreign policy. A long-time supporter of the Castro dictatorship, Belafonte was also an ally of the late Venezuelan Marxist ruler Hugo Chavez.
Trevor Loudon, author of The Enemies Within, has commented on de Blasio’s commitment to “democratic socialism” and the significance of his work for David Dinkins, the former New York City mayor who was closely associated with the Democratic Socialists of America. Dinkins was associated with high crime rates and out-of-control spending.
Joe Connor, a Tea Party activist whose father was murdered by the FALN Puerto Rican terrorist group, was also concerned about de Blasio’s work for Hillary Clinton.
He pointed out that during a congressional recess in 1999 when de Blasio was serving as Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager for her New York Senate run, President Clinton, with a powerful push from then Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder, offered executive clemency to 16 FALN terrorists.
Connor says the Clintons and Holder thought that since Congress was on recess, no one was paying attention or would even remember the FALN. They were wrong.
He says, “While the Clintons hid behind executive privilege and never admitted the reason for the offers, our family saw the clemencies for what they were: craven politics. The Clintons were using our father’s life and death for cheap political gain. They thought releasing Puerto Rican terrorists would help secure the Hispanic vote for Hillary Clinton’s run for New York senator.”
At an October 24 news conference in New York City, Connor said, “Bill de Blasio ran Hillary Clinton’s campaign. What did de Blasio know about the clemencies and when did he know it?”
It is a tragedy that the New York media took no interest in getting answers to these questions.
Do you miss the old New York City? Remember when subway trains were covered in graffiti, a news hour began with six shootings and everyone who lived in the city had been mugged at least once?
Remember when the city and everyone living in it were on the verge of bankruptcy and the only people who had money lived upstate or in a small cluster of Manhattan?
Remember when everything was grimy and had a layer of filth, when people moved to the city because they wanted to slum, when nothing worked and no one cared and the only difference between New York and Chicago was that it had taller buildings?
If you miss that classic New York, there’s good news because Bill de Blasio is bringing it back.
The muggers are coming back. The squeegee men are coming back. The crazy people randomly stabbing you on the subway, the gangs shooting each other over turf, the race rioters marching through neighborhoods and shouting, “Whose streets, our streets”– they’re all coming back.
Because the polls have spoken. And it’s De Blasio time now.
No more fascist cops hassling “innocent” people. Bill de Blasio won’t put up with any of that. De Blasio will put the cops in their place, inside a Dunkin Donuts and away from people. They’ll still get paid. They’re in a union. They just won’t lift a finger to help you because they’ll have more special monitors and civilian complaint review boards on their necks than they can handle.
And next time one of the innocent victims of Stop and Frisk is pounding your face into the sidewalk with one hand while digging through your pockets with the other, wave to the pair of beat cops sitting in the window of the coffee shop. And they’ll wave back without getting up. Because you voted for this. And you’re getting what you deserve.
When you recover from your medically induced coma, you’ll have a hell of a story to tell between reconstructive surgery visits. You might be tempted to complain about how the police don’t do anything anymore and how we pay them a ton of money and they don’t do anything except rope off a crime scene.
But don’t. You don’t want to sound like one of those crazy right winger types carrying guns on the 3 train waiting to go all Bernhard Goetz on some street kid. It’s De Blasio time. It’s what you voted for.
All those cops ruined the special spirit of the city. The one where you could see someone lying in a pool of their own blood on the A train on the way to work and you shrugged and moved on. The one where every weekend began with more bodies than an entire season of Law and Order.
It’ll be exciting. Remember when people thought you were risking your life by living in the city. Now they will again.
Relatives will look at the latest body count and gasp admiringly.
New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said about Christopher Columbus: “There are some troubling things in his history.” Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative commented, “Funny. There are some troubling things” about de Blasio’s history. He’s had three different names, a “honeymoon” in Cuba, and still supports the communist Sandinistas. Plus, he has a belief in the power of “progressive” Islam.
But instead of acting like an adversary press and demanding answers, he is being asked to comment on riding a bicycle to work and his favorite pizza joint.
Republican candidate Joe Lhota’s ties to the Tea Party—even the Republican Party—are regarded as sinister and subversive. But Bill de Blasio’s foreign connections and promise to close down the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) surveillance of potential terrorists is non-controversial. He also wants to can tough Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
On September 23 of this year, The New York Times published a lengthy article on Bill de Blasio and his communist and Muslim sympathies. De Blasio was considered just a run-of-the-mill liberal until the paper ran that profile, disclosing in a matter-of-fact manner his travels to Cuba and Nicaragua, involvement in a communist “solidarity” movement, and embrace of Islam as an emerging political force.
Incredibly, De Blasio says he still supports the Sandinistas and remains influenced by liberation theology, which was manufactured by the old KGB to dupe Christians into supporting Marxism.
In a way, the Sandinistas have changed. Then, Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega was holding hands with Yasser Arafat and Muammar Gaddafi. Last year, he was holding hands with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The story line, though, is still the same: destroy the imperialists. Or, as Weather Underground terrorist bomber Bill Ayers put it to The New Yorker—de Blasio stood up to the “imperial monster” of the United States. And this security risk is on the verge of becoming New York City mayor? How has this happened?
One explanation is that Democrats went for the Marxist over the pervert, Anthony Weiner, who got most of the attention in the Democratic primary.
We had a researcher examine the archives of the Nicaragua Solidarity Network at Tamiment Library at NYU. Somebody knowledgeable about those records must have tipped off The New York Times.
De Blasio’s Nicaragua Solidarity Network was the Sandinista version of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. Its most famous member was Lee Harvey Oswald. The communists—in this case the Soviet front U.S. Peace Council—set up “solidarity committees” for all the communist causes—Nicaragua, El Salvador, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
I have the original source documents in an 84-page dossier on de Blasio and his wife, who constitute the “Marxist power couple” looking to live in Gracie Mansion after November 5. His wife was a member of the Combahee River Collective, a Marxist outfit that railed against capitalism and freedom.
De Blasio’s Sandinista comrades were sponsored by the Cuban communists.
De Blasio never gave up on Cuba, even going there in 1994 on a “honeymoon” with his new wife, who had given up her lesbian lifestyle and had left that “collective.” It was an illegal trip, probably monitored by the FBI and the CIA. Where are the documents on that visit to the communist workers’ island paradise?
Well, for Bloomberg these limits are already meaningless because he just goes in and buys million dollar ad campaigns himself. He did it for Cory Booker a couple of weeks ago and now he is spending $1.1 million on ads for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governors race. Most of people who want to give over $25,000 to candidates during an election cycle at about $2,500 per candidate per race can’t put together their own ad campaign. Bloomberg is doing these donations big time to push candidates who support gun control. This seems like a case where the current campaign finance regulations let very wealthy people such as Bloomberg play by a different set of rules from everyone else.
A multi-count indictment of an alleged homegrown jihadist was unsealed on Friday charging the suspect with conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
The five-count indictment charges Marcos Alonso Zea, a/k/a “Ali Zea,” a U.S. citizen who lives in Brentwood, New York, with conspiracy to commit murder, attempting to provide material support to terrorists, attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia (AQAP/AAS), and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice.
The 25-year-old Zea was arrested Friday morning at his Brentwood home on Long Island and arraigned in the afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Arlene Lindsay at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York, also on Long Island.
According to the indictment and other court filings, starting in the fall of 2011, Zea conspired with other suspected homegrown radical Muslims to travel overseas assist in waging violent jihad on the “enemies of Islam,” which includes the secular government of Yemen.
According to the FBI, on Jan. 4, 2012, Zea flew from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens, New York, to Heathrow Airport in London, England, on his way to Yemen to join and fight for AQAP/AAS, a group designated as foreign terrorist organization by both the U.S. State and Treasury Departments.
The al-Qaeda branch claims responsibility for several terrorist attacks against the United States, including the attempted Christmas Day 2009 bombing of a Detroit-bound passenger plane.
According to the indictment, Zea was intercepted by customs officials in the United Kingdom (UK) sent back to the United States, where he continued his active role in the terrorist conspiracy. For example, Zea encouraged and supported a co-conspirator, Justin Kaliebe, who also was planning to wage jihad in Yemen.
In August 2012, in a covertly recorded conversation between Zea and Kaliebe, Zea bragged about his lies to British authorities when he was detained, instructed Kaliebe regarding methods to evade electronic surveillance by law enforcement authorities, and discussed Kaliebe’s plans to fight jihad.
On Jan. 21, 2013, the 18-year-old Kaliebe attempted to fly from New York to Yemen to join AQAP/AAS but he was captured at JFK Airport by members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and the NYPD’s Intelligence Division.
Kaliebe subsequently pled guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to terrorists and one count of attempting to provide material support to AQAP/AAS. Kaliebe is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 6, 2013, by United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt in United States District Court in Central Islip, according to a Justice Department report.
“Despite being born and raised in the United States, Zea allegedly betrayed his country and attempted to travel to Yemen in order to join a terrorist organization and commit murder,” stated U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch.
“When that plan was thwarted, Zea continued to support terrorism by assisting his co-conspirator’s efforts to travel to Yemen to fight violent jihad. When the defendant sensed investigators from the JTTF closing in, he engaged in a desperate effort to cover his tracks by attempting to destroy evidence — a tactic that only confirmed his violent aims,” Lynch said.
An alleged al-Qaeda leader detained for interrogation aboard a U.S. warship is now in New York City and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday in federal court for a number of terrorism charges, according to former NYPD official Iris Aquino.
The al-Qaeda suspect, Abu Anas al-Libi, has been under federal indictment in New York for more than ten-years. He’s accused of aiding in planning and conducting surveillance for the terrorist bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998, during the Clinton Administration.
While he was supposed to be held for interrogation for a longer period of time, according to Fox News Channel, al-Libi suffers from an advanced-stage of Hepatitis “C” that is affecting his liver function.
Al-Libi will be the latest in an increasing long-line of defendants to face civilian trials under President Barack Obama, who refuses to have suspected terrorists detained at the Guantanamo Military Detention Center (Gitmo) and tried within the military justice system.
In his first term, Obama reneged on his original order for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be tried in New York in a federal courtroom. After being slammed by members of the GOP and counterterrorism experts, Obama rescinded his decision and allowed Mohammed to be transferred to Gitmo for a military trial, according to a report by Accuracy in Media.
Al-Libi was a prominent fixture on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists lists, but his friends and family claim he was not a member of al-Qaeda, much less a leader of that terrorist group.
U.S. special forces had nabbed al-Libi in a surprise raid in Tripoli, Libya, last week, but he was temporarily held onboard a Navy warship for preliminary questioning before being transferred to the United States for prosecution in the federal criminal justice system, according to an Examiner news story.
Republican lawmakers and numerous counterterrorism experts claim President Barack Obama is allowing national security to take a backseat to the liberal-left, political-correctness orthodoxy by refusing to allow the captured an al-Qaeda leader to be detained at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.S. military detention center, according to the Examiner story.
Last week, an Islamist who served 12-years in custody after being arrested by police in Belgium is now in Washington, D.C., to face terrorism charges within the U.S. federal court system, according to a news story appearing in the Examiner.
Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisian, after serving 12-years in prison in Belgium, where he served time for terrorist acts, Trabelsi was extradited and arrived on Thursday to answer to terrorism charges in the United States.
The 43-year-old Trabelsi allegedly received his orders directly from Osama bin Laden, the iconic leader of al-Qaeda, according to the Examiner story.
“I can confirm that U.S. forces did capture a Pakistani Taliban (the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan) terrorist leader Latif Mehsud in a military operation,” said State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf in a daily briefing. “[But] I don’t have further details to share about the operation for you at this time,” she added.
“De Blasio opens up to Baldwin” is how MSNBC described Alec Baldwin’s show with New York City’s Obama-backed Democratic “progressive” mayoral candidate, Bill De Blasio. “I was an early supporter of de Blasio’s,” Baldwin acknowledged.
Having been a virtual arm of the Obama White House for years, MSNBC is now turning into an arm of the de Blasio campaign. De Blasio, a former aide to socialist New York City Mayor David Dinkins, faces law-and-order Republican candidate Joe Lhota on November 5.
De Blasio’s support for communist regimes in Cuba and Nicaragua, and his embrace of Islam as an emerging political force, were highlighted in a recent New York Times article. The paper also noted his illegal “honeymoon” to Communist Cuba. However, the mysterious trip occurred in either 1991or 1994, depending on which paper you read, and much about the nature of the travel remains unknown.
Our review of documents concerning de Blasio’s involvement in the communist-front Nicaragua Solidarity Network confirms that notes of one meeting in 1991 say that he stated that Islam was an emerging “power,” and wondered if there were “progressive elements” in Islam “we can work with.”
Marxists like de Blasio who were sympathetic to the Sandinista “liberation” struggle in Nicaragua were typically active in support of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a Soviet/Cuban-backed terrorist group. Indeed, anti-Israel and pro-PLO material was found in the archives of the Nicaragua Solidarity Network.
Another document regarding the “vision” of the group says, “End world capitalism and replace it,” and next to de Blasio’s initials are the words “democratic socialism.”
Baldwin’s comments during his MSNBC de Blasio interview included such observations as, “You seem to have a very warm positive healthy home life.” De Blasio, who is white, married a black woman and former lesbian, Chirlane McCray, and they have had two children together.
Modern-day progressives usually consider it wrong to even discuss the option of voluntarily leaving the homosexual lifestyle, but they have let the matter of McCray’s rejection of lesbianism pass without critical comment.
De Blasio says one of his wife’s poems about “growing up as a young African-American girl in a racist society” helped him to fall in love with her.
There is no indication that McCray abandoned Marxism after living in an enclave known as the Combahee River Collective.
The Combahee River Collective had issued a “revolutionary” 1977 statement saying, “We realize that the liberation of all oppressed peoples necessitates the destruction of the political-economic systems of capitalism and imperialism as well as patriarchy. We are socialists because we believe that work must be organized for the collective benefit of those who do the work and create the products, and not for the profit of the bosses. Material resources must be equally distributed among those who create these resources. We are not convinced, however, that a socialist revolution that is not also a feminist and anti-racist revolution will guarantee our liberation.”
The “collective” has been depicted by the media as a respectable group of feminist intellectuals, who were merely “radical” in some of their thinking.