Why is the
As long as the IHH is only attacking
A State Department spokesman told Fox News that the IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) has not been designated as a foreign terrorist organization. He added:
We are fully committed to taking appropriate action against foreign groups engaging in terrorist activity in order to prevent such groups from obtaining the resources and support needed to undertake terrorist activity.
The Treasury Department, which is mandated to implement Executive Order 13224, was even more evasive. Asked if they had seen Danish, French, and Turkish intelligence reports and other information on the IHH, a Treasury official acknowledged that the NGO is not on their "Specially Designated Nationals List," and would not "comment on other governments' intelligence."
This is not about Israeli security; it is about threats to American homeland security.
A foreign NGO with a documented history of contacts with terrorists has been directly linked with Islamist terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda, and government agencies tasked with protecting
Political analyst Barry Rubin suggests that Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan deliberately misled the Israelis into believing that there would not be violence if they stopped and boarded the
The State and Treasury Departments seem to be in denial about the IHH's threat. This is haracteristic of Obama's administration. Where, however, are the congressional committees that should be supervising these agencies? Where are the FBI and CIA? Are they asleep because the IHH is attacking
The role of IHH was only exposed because of its attack on
Instead of leading the fight to stop IHH, the American government is ambiguous, and this sends a dangerous signal.
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