Weiner Watch

By now every person in the universe knows about Anthony Weiner, the ex-congressman who sends photos of his penis to women across the country over the internet while talking dirty to them in e-mails and having “cybersex” with himself. And he’s not ashamed or embarrassed by any of it. This disgusting, egomaniacal jerk is now running for mayor of New York City. It’s amazing to me that there are people like him who seem to have been born without a humiliation gene. Despite the fact that these pictures and his repulsive story have appeared all over the internet the guy has absolutely no problem walking around, doing press conferences, smiling, joking with reporters, etc. Creepy doesn’t even begin to describe it.

In the days before the internet, perverts like him would do this crap over the telephone; it was called obscene phone calls. Some other dirt bags would go around peeking in windows to get their jollies, they were called peeping toms. Then there were the creeps in the rain coats who would flash little girls on the street. Modern technology has made it much easier to be a sexual deviate.

But Weiner may not be the real story here. Weiner’s wiener might simply be a deflecting tactic. “Deflecting attention” is a common technique used by stage magicians to draw the audience’s eyes toward something bright and shiny and away from the actual sleight of hand being used to create their illusion. This technique is also used by others such as con men and pickpockets. Courtroom lawyers use it when they need to get juries to focus on something other than the incriminating evidence which might lead to the guilt of their clients.

Politicians deflect attention all the time, keeping voters off balance and ignorant to what their intentions really are. And right now we may be witnessing a grand illusion playing out on stage before our very eyes. We hypnotically watch the shiny, bright, attention-getting misadventures of the psychotic pervert Anthony Weiner; meanwhile no one is paying any attention to what is going on in the other hand – that would be his wife, Huma Abedin.

How much do we know about Huma Abedin? Well, you might know that she worked as a trusted aide to Hillary Clinton, but her background is much more complicated than that. An article written by former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy in National Review exposes Huma as much more than just another poor wife having to live with her crazy husband’s weird sexcapades.

McCarthy writes, “Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law (he also headed the Muslim World League, a leading Muslim Brotherhood organization). Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities.”

The Andrew McCarthy piece really gets into the weeds in detailing Huma’s associations. Her father first edited the JMMA before her, and now her mother has taken on the job. Her mother is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood and she also directs an organization that comes under the umbrella of the Union for Good, another U.S. designated terrorist organization. McCarthy points out that “the Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood jurist who has issued fatwas calling for the killing of American military and support personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombings in Israel.”

The big question is, given Huma’s professional and family ties, why was she given the level of security clearance that is needed to work closely with the Secretary of State? Could it be that she has access to big money from the Middle East that the Clintons are tied into? Hmmm. And speaking of the Clintons, there appears to be something of a conflict of interest regarding Huma’s various “consulting” jobs too.

It seems she got a sweetheart deal to be a private six-figure consultant while still serving as a top State Department official under Hillary. Huma was shifted to a new role, “Special Government Employee,” after she went on maternity leave in 2012 that allowed her to do work for several outside clients such as the Clinton Foundation and strategic advisory firm Teneo (a firm run by Clinton confidant Doug Band) as well as personal work for Hillary Clinton herself. In addition to her $135,000 government salary, she and her sleazy husband hauled in as much as $350,000 in outside income.

Last summer, Representative Michele Bachmann, along with four other House Republicans, raised the issue of Huma Abedin among other examples of possible Muslim Brotherhood penetration of the federal policy-making chain. They raised important questions regarding our national security, but their questions went unanswered. Clearly, there still is a lot to learn about the lovely Mrs. Weiner, Huma Abedin.

Yes, Anthony Weiner is the little schmuck we’re watching right now; the shiny bright object that attracts our attention. But don’t be fooled. It’s all sight of hand. The grand illusion is going on behind the scenes.

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