Is the Indian-American community paying attention?
The Biden campaign, right before the election, finally released its list of biggest fundraisers. These are donors who have raised at least $100,000 for the Democrat candidate.
One of them is Ijaz Ahmad.
Ahmad is the head of the American-Pakistani Political Action Committee and Biden has been happy to offer them Islamist dog whistles.
Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden has expressed concern over deteriorating situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) saying restrictions preventing peaceful protests or shutting down the internet, weakens democracy.
In an online meeting, with head of American-Pakistani Political Action Committee, Dr. Ijaz Ahmad along with prominent members of Muslim community, Joe Biden called upon Indian government to take all necessary steps to restore rights for all people of Kashmir.
He quoted a hadith from the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) instructs, ‘Whomever among you sees a wrong, let him change it with his hand’ If he is not able, then with his tongue. If he is not able, then with his heart.’
Biden certainly lavished plenty of attention on APPAC at a Muslims for Biden event.
For the first time, the Pakistani American Community was on the table being represented by Dr. Ijaz Ahmad, Chairman of the Board of the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee. Mr. Biden Spoke to Dr. Ahmad and stated, “People Listen to you because they know you know people and know what the candidates are about.” As the Pakistani American Community gets more involved in the politics and policymaking process, APPAC continues to play its role in being the voice across the nation with its chapters working out of California, Texas, New Jersey, New York, and Nevada. “We are excited to have our community finally achieved enough attention to be looked beyond the photo ops and fundraising efforts and to the outreach and policymaking discussions,” said Dr. Ahmad.
Now we have a sense of just how much money has been flowing from APPAC to Biden.
What APPAC wants from Biden is a campaign against India’s presence in Kashmir, on behalf of Pakistan, an Islamic terrorist state which harbored Osama bin Laden, and has been tied to brutal atrocities in the region.
And Ahmad boasts of being recognized by Pakistan’s Islamist regime as the “true face of Pakistan” by the country’s foreign ministry.
Coincidentally, Biden opposed the raid into Pakistan that took out Osama bin Laden.
Would He Have Backed Seal Team 6 Mission That Just Saved a US Hostage?
An impressive operation.
An American citizen abducted last week in Niger has been rescued during a high-risk U.S. military raid in neighboring Nigeria, officials told ABC News early Saturday.
The mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the U.S. citizen, Philip Walton, 27, before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger on Oct. 26, counterterrorism officials told ABC News.
That’s a very narrow timeline.
Remember how bad the Carter administration was at putting together a rescue operation. To say nothing of the Obama admin’s September 11 reactions to attacks on Americans across the region, especially in Benghazi. On the other hand, the Reagan admin was much more on top of things with the Achille Lauro hijacking.
The operation involved the governments of the U.S., Niger and Nigeria working together to rescue Walton quickly, sources said. The CIA provided intelligence leading to Walton’s whereabouts and Marine Special Operations elements in Africa helped locate him, a former U.S. official said.
Then the elite SEAL Team Six carried out a “precision” hostage rescue mission and killed all but one of the seven captors, according to officials with direct knowledge about the operation.
“They were all dead before they knew what happened,” another counterterrorism source with knowledge told ABC News.
This is how things should work. This is how people who watch TV and movies expect it to work. And yet it doesn’t come together this way so often in real life. Intelligence isn’t properly shared, coordination doesn’t happen, the go-ahead isn’t given, unexpected problems occur in the air or on the ground.
Eric Oehlerich, an ABC News consultant and retired Navy SEAL, said Walton was “lucky” that such a mission was possible such as short time after he was abducted, when others have been held for years.
“Men in these top-tier special forces units train their entire adult lives to be ready when called upon, hostage rescue operations are inherently dangerous,” he said. “Those men put someone else’s life above their own, they do so selflessly….it’s an illustration of utter commitment.”
A former U.S. counterterrorism official emphasized generally how long the odds are for rescue in the “highly dangerous” missions — less than 30%. But the official said that it’s crucial to act as quickly as possible so that hostages don’t wind up in the hands of al Qaeda or ISIS.
Which is the real issue.
Hostage-taking is a multi-level business. Some of the hostages who ended up in the hands of ISIS were resold once or several times. It’s really a modern day slave trade, but it isn’t described as such for political reasons.
President Donald Trump called the rescue mission a “big win for our very elite U.S. Special Forces” in a tweet
This is an administration that acts when Americans are in peril. Trump is up against Biden who opposed the Bin Laden raid. Would he have signed off on this rescue mission?