Al Jazeera “Journalists” are Employees of State Sponsored Terror

Overthrowing governments on behalf of this guy can end badly... who knew

Overthrowing governments on behalf of this guy can end badly… who knew

Too many people have spent the last few years pretending to take Al Jazeera seriously as a media outlet. It’s not. Its employees are no more journalists than those of RT or Xinhua or the Soviet era Pravda.

Al Jazeera is a mouthpiece for Qatar, a tyrannical state that is notorious for sponsoring terrorists and had links to the attacks of September 11. Like the Saudis, Qatar is officially an ally. Unofficially it’s a state sponsor of terror.

In Egypt, Qatar helped the Muslim Brotherhood take over and cut all sorts of dirty deals with Morsi meant to turn Egypt into a puppet of the Al-Thanis. Al Jazeera was a key player in both the overthrow of the Egyptian government and in protecting the Morsi regime.

Yusuf Al-Qaradawi the Brotherhood’s homicidal preacher, appears on Al Jazeera from his hole in Qatar, delivering increasingly deranged rants.

So yes, to no one’s surprise, the new Egyptian government has thrown the book at Al Jazeera. Their employees are not journalists and anyone calling them that is being willfully dishonest.

Al Jazeera is not a media outlet. It’s a projection of state power by Qatar. If you participate in a political takeover of one country by another, you can expect to suffer the consequences if you’re stupid enough to stick around when the Egyptians take back their country.

There’s a vast gulf of difference between a CNN reporter and an Al Jazeera reporter. CNN doesn’t work for the US government.

Al Jazeera employees are agents of a hostile regime. They’re being treated like enemy agents because that’s what they are.

The new Egyptian government is not remotely tolerant of dissent, but neither was the Morsi regime that Al Jazeera fought to protect.

There is no reason whatsoever to have sympathy for advocates of one totalitarian regime being persecuted by another.

  • Warren Raymond

    “There’s a vast gulf of difference between a CNN reporter and an Al Jazeera reporter. CNN doesn’t work for the US government.”

    Never occurred to me. CNN most certainly works for the Obama regime. But then again…. who knows?

  • Pete

    Trading Economics is a good website.

    Look at Egypts foregin exchange

    Egypt was in dire straights under Morsi. Look at Egypt’s foreign exchange. If General Sisi had not thrown Morsi out there would have been fuel shortages and riots anyway. Qatar was floating the Egyptian country with a 4 billion cash infusion, which helped the MB extend and pretend. If Qatar hadn’t Morsi and company would have circled the drain sooner.

    Sisi does not look as good as Mubrarak. We are going to have a 100% Muslim nation and things will still be crap.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      no doubt

      Egypt has major problems and the entire Arab Spring helped place it in an impossible financial situation

      it’s now dependent on the Saudis who aren’t going to subsidize it forever

      • Pete

        Food price were spiking in 2010 & 2011. Part of the reason was gasahol. High food prices helped provide the impetus for demonstrations along with the MB and others.

        Even if that analysis about gasahol is wrong, food prices were high and many people were hungry. The street vendor, who immolated himself in Tunisa, was not part of the Salafi movement nor was he part of any conspiracy. He was just a man trying to feed his family, who had reached the end of his rope. He was the spark at least in Tunisia but all the tinder was already there. It was going to burn.

        But just because a fire starts does not mean it is going to be uncontrollable. The Obama administration certainly did not build in fire breaks. They threw on gasoline. they did not support Mubarack.

        Mubarak was a kleptocrat like Morsi, Clinton, Obama and the rest of them. Sisi is got to be on the take. At least with Mubarak we had the chance to publicly support him but privately counsel him to reform and not steal so much.

        I expect politicians to steal and to have mistresses. I expect rich, powerful men to do this on average. The degree that they do so is important. French President Mitterand had a mistress. Who probably did other things too. He probably did not take as much graft as say Mubarak. It matters and it shows. France is relatively better of than Egypt.

        After we gave Mubarak the cold shoulder, we certainly cannot lecture him privately on graft. We both know no one lectured Morsi on graft. Sisi is not going to listen to us. Why should he? He saw what we did to Mubarak and what we have done to him. He is safer in bed with the Saudis than some flighty , hypocritical Americans.

        Spiking food prices should not cause the system to revolt. It should be more resilient. But if it is a kleptocracy how can it be.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          The system runs on monopolies on the top, subsidies on the bottom, it’s what we’re headed for. And without a middle class, there’s no way out.

          • Pete

            You concise summary is problematic. It is worth pondering and seeing if one can poke holes in it.

            Every one wants things easy. Rich, powerful people want things easy. For them the easy button is monopoly. That the rich “care” for the little people is an article of faith and a justification for their rule.

            A study if history has taught me in the past there has always been social mobility. Always. the amount of social mobility varies over the years. after the Black Death there was a lot of social mobility until the world became crowded again. Of course during war there is a social mobility. There was a lot of mobility with the opening of the Americas since they were relatively unpopulated. The mobility does not have to continue.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I like this decision because it clears the way for the Arab so called ‘journalists’ who work with terrorists against Israel. Just because you SAY you’re a ‘journalist’ doesn’t mean you can’t be arrested for mass murder and the like. The next time some ‘journalist’ participates in a rock-fest that injures or kills an Israeli it stands to reason they too should be rounded up and tossed in prison.

    • BagLady

      and vice versa too I hope.

  • wileyvet

    I wonder if that coat he is wearing is camel, goat or skins of Infidels?

    • BagLady

      If you were a veterinarian of any worth you would not need to ask.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Al Jazeera is a mouthpiece for Qatar, a tyrannical state that is notorious for sponsoring terrorists and had links to the attacks of September 11. Like the Saudis, Qatar is officially an ally. Unofficially it’s a state sponsor of terror.

    Actually, all Islamic states are culpable in waging jihad (holy war) against infidels, but actually sponsoring terrorism in Islamic totalitarian society is blasphemous, which is a capital offense. As a matter of fact, because of that I don’t see any terrorists in Islamic totalitarian society, but I do see lots of jihadists, especially since all mainstream orthodox Muslims in the world are jihadists in one form or another.

    Meanwhile, there are no Islamic countries that are actual allies of America. Indeed, they are all enemies of America and every other infidel state.

    • BagLady

      It is owned by Qatar, as are so many other things in your country. However, they must abide by the international rules of journalism just like everyone else. The fact that you don’t agree with their position does not make them bloody ‘terrorists’ for God’s sake.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        Let me suggest that you read my post one more time, then try responding again.

  • BagLady

    You make no mention of the award winning, regular guy, Australian journalist who got 10 years.

    I agree, Al-Sisi should not interfere with the independence of the judiciary. However, I would argue that, in the event the judiciary fails to conduct the trial within the terms of the constitution, he must have the power to call for a re-trial or an annulment of all charges.

    I am rather surprised you are not supporting the rest of the journalist world. They are out in the streets from Australia to Africa, all with tape over their mouths in protest at this attack on freedom of speech.

    • Gordon Fraser

      These people you speak of are about as journalistic as Al Jazeera. They’re all political activists masquerading as journalists.

      • BagLady

        Al-Jazeera operates in many countries now, having fought a long battle to get recognition of course. Sadly, I can’t get them on cable where I am at the moment, but I used to watch the channel and found absolutely nothing but the same blandness I expect from the BBC and CNN.

        An over-reaction on your part and a dastardly act by the Egyptian dictators back in power.

        The loss of tourist dollars will surely have a catastrophic effect on the country. Do they owe much to the EU? Will the IMF turn up and claim the pyramids for their pet banks? Is the sphynx getting all this for posterity?

        Asset stripping, that most despicable of financial ‘tools’, seems to be the name of the game in the region.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          It’s a choice between two sets of dictators. Al Jazeera works for one set of dictators.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      If you work for a foreign government that is trying to take over another country, you should not be surprised if you are locked up.

      I feel the same way when Egypt locked up Ray Lahood’s son and members of the International Republican Institute.

  • jennifer_ashcroft1967

    Intgeresting to compare and contrast the world reaction to these 3 captives compared to the 3 kidnapped Israeli kids: