*Uh-oh: Look who's supporting McMaster now *

Posted By *Leo Hohmann* On 08/11/2017

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is President Trump’s national security adviser

If H.R. McMaster’s commitment to President Trump’s conservative agenda is
to be judged by those who defend him and want him to stay on as White House
national security adviser, it’s not looking good for him.

In the past McMaster has been publicly defended by Sen. John McCain,
R-Ariz., groups funded by George Soros and Media Matters.

Now comes the latest endorsement, from the Islamist group CAIR, also known
as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was shown in federal
court to be a front group for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s branch in the
Holy Land.

CAIR tweeted as part of its daily “Islamophobia Watch” series:

#CAIR <https://twitter.com/hashtag/CAIR?src=hash> Islamophobia Watch:
Islamophobes, white supremacists launch campaign to oust H.R. McMaster
after he fired… https://t.co/K80AQobiwR

— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) August 3, 2017

CAIR also linked its tweet to a story in Newsweek titled “Why Is the
Alt-Right Attacking H.R. McMaster?

“Far-right American nationalists have launched a campaign to smear
President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster after he
fired a number of their allies from the National Security Council,”
Newsweek reported.

The left-wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz also joined the fray in defense of
McMaster, publishing an editorial titled “The ‘Alt-right’ plot against
McMaster, spurred by its Jewish fellow travelers
<http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.806205>” in which it blamed
Jerusalem Post editor Caroline Glick and Mort Klein of the Zionist
Organization of America for conspiring to get McMaster dumped.

“If ever there was a ménage à trois made in hell, it is the one between
Steve Bannon, Mort Klein and Caroline Glick,” says the Haaretz op-ed.

The McMaster flare up and calls for his resignation gained traction after
he fired five staffers loyal to Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist.

Since the firings, administration officials speaking anonymously to
conservative-leaning news sites have accused McMaster of being
“anti-Israel” and opposing “everything the president wants to do.”

But the McMaster controversy is just a symptom of the clear, emerging
pattern of Muslim Brotherhood influence over the U.S. government that
started under the Clinton and Bush administrations and became entrenched
under President Obama, said Philip Haney, a former Homeland Security
officer and co-author of “See Something, Say Nothing.”

“This is the swamp, Part II,” Haney said.

“The fact that we have compiled so much irrefutable, derogatory information
on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood here in America, including
proven examples of overt support of global terrorist groups such as Hamas,
combined with numerous, documented examples of a relentless effort to
undermine our national security efforts in the political (legislative) and
law enforcement arenas, proves that the swamp is still functioning at high
capacity,” Haney said.

And the infiltration is by no means limited to the National Security
Council. Obama added dozens of Marxists and Islamists to the State
Department, the Homeland Security Department and the Department of Justice.

And it continues.

CAIR operatives were hosted Thursday at the State Department to discuss the
ongoing situation in Jerusalem. According to a report by Conservative Review
the meeting took place with the full knowledge of Secretary of State Rex

The delegation was reportedly brought together by a conglomerate of
Islamist organizations
known as the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO).

“They went to the State Dept. to discuss the ‘ongoing Al-Aqsa Mosque crisis
and Israel’s denial of religious freedom in Jerusalem, which is holy to the
three Abrahamic faiths,’” the AMP website said.

As WND previously reported, McMaster served, prior to joining the Trump
administration, in a position with a U.K.-based think tank that was funded
by billionaire George Soros for the purpose of selling Obama’s Iran nuclear
deal to the U.S. media and public.

McMaster has also been one of the key advisers staunchly encouraging Trump
not to follow through with his campaign promise of declaring the Muslim
Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization.

McMaster reportedly discouraged the use of the term “radical Islamic
terrorism” – which Trump used regularly during the election campaign –
saying it was “not helpful.”

The list of pro-Israel voices that have been removed from McMaster’s NCS is
growing. It now includes Bannon, K.T. McFarland, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, Derek
Harvey, Rich Higgins, Adam Lovinger and Tera Dahl.

“President Trump was elected specifically to drain the swamp – it was a
widely-used, very popular campaign promise,” Haney added. “However, it is
beginning to appear that very little of the swamp is being drained, but
instead is being carefully protected, perhaps even enlarged, and that Foggy
Bottom (the State Department) is having a malevolent influence on both our
domestic and foreign counter terrorism policies – just like it did during
the previous administration.”

In the ongoing battle within the White House over whether to declare the
Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, McMaster has been
leader of the faction trying to convince Trump that such a move would be
ill-advised because it would “alienate” the Muslim world.

Even though Arab allies such as Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi
Arabia have been asking the United States to declare the Brotherhood a
terrorist organization, McMaster has thus far been successful in preventing
Trump from making the move. Members of the NSC who were in favor of such a
move have been either rooted out of the NCS’s daily meetings, such as
Bannon, or, like Higgins, they were fired.

“The fight is far from over,” a senior administration official told Fox News

The establishment line in Washington is that the Muslim Brotherhood changed
course long ago and became a peaceful organization, working through
political systems to achieve its goals.

However, a senior Muslim Brotherhood official, Magdy Salash, issued a statement
on Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/MagdyShalash/posts/1582282681842978>
Aug. 2 reaffirming the Brotherhood’s commitment to establishing a global
caliphate under Islamic law.

He calls for “the return of all states Islam ruled, such as Andalusia and
others, to the quarters of the coming Caliphate.” Andalusia is part of
modern-day Spain.

This has been the Brotherhood’s goal since it was founded in Egypt in 1928.
But it has always had two faces, one that encourages and funds violent
jihadists such as Hamas and al-Qaida, and another that shows up on Capitol
Hill in business suits lobbying against Israel and in favor of issues that
favor Islam over other religions.

“McMaster is just wrong for NSC on so many counts,” says Clare Lopez, vice
president of research and analysis at the Washington-based Center for
Security Policy, which has called for McMaster’s resignation.

“I think at least in part because, like others across national security at
his level, who made rank in years post-9/11, he was systematically denied
fact-based training about Islam, jihad, Shariah and the MB – whose
affiliates, associates, operatives, fellow travelers and useful fools
remain embedded within and close to the federal government and local law
enforcement at various level,” Lopez said.

“Now, of course, anyone who’s ever taken the oath to the Constitution has
an affirmative obligation to know the enemy and that McMaster did not do
this is his responsibility alone.”

Those who got promoted within the military-security establishment over the
past eight years got there precisely because of a “willful blindness about
Islam,” Lopez said.

It’s now imperative that they get up to speed on the global Islamic
insurgency, she said.

“Most don’t even know it is gathering momentum within the USA.”

Retired U.S. Army Col. Peter Mansoor told Fox News that McMaster, with whom
he served in Iraq during the 2007 troop surge, “absolutely does not view
Islam as the enemy … and will present a degree of pushback against the
theories being propounded in the White House that this is a clash of
civilizations and needs to be treated as such.”

In response to mounting criticism against the national security adviser in
conservative circles, Trump said in a statement emailed to the New York
Times: “General McMaster and I are working very well together. He is a good
man and very pro-Israel. I am grateful for the work he continues to do
serving our country.”

The pro-Israel Gatestone Institute surmised that this may be an attempt on
Trump’s part to mitigate the damage done by the manpower upheaval in the
White House “and allay fears of further turmoil.”

“However, if McMaster continues to view Israel and its Arab neighbors as
comparable U.S. allies, and to consider the Jewish state to blame for a
lack of peace with the Palestinians, the president would do well to
re-examine whether his national security adviser is serving either his
interests or those of the United States.”

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