Fox News, July 27, 2018: Obama administration approved $200G grant to group with Al Qaeda ties

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Obama administration approved $200G grant to group with Al Qaeda ties

July 27, 2018

The Obama administration approved a $200,000 grant to a group in Sudan with ties to Al Qaeda even though it had been designated a terrorist-financing organization by the U.S. years earlier, a conservative think tank revealed this week.

Further, an agency official acknowledged the prior administration allowed taxpayer money to flow to the group even after its designation was discovered.

The 2014 grant to the Islamic Relief Agency, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, was revealed by Sam Westrop of the Middle East Forum in a story for the National Review.

“More stunningly, government officials specifically authorized the release of at least $115,000 of this grant even after learning that it was a designated terror organization,” Westrop wrote in the article.

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July 28, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Islamic terrorism. Leave a comment.

Did President Obama just start World War III by waiving the U.S. ban on arming terrorists?

The Washington Examiner has just reported:

Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda

The law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he “determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States.”

That sounds pretty scary to me.

It also sounds like grounds for impeachment.

I hope this doesn’t lead to World War III.

September 17, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 1 comment.