September 8, 2009, - 1:59 pm
U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) sent out press releases telling everyone and their mother that, yesterday, he was in Israel speaking at a conference on terrorism.
But, with blowhard Rogers–a conservative–as the keynote speaker, perhaps the “World Summit on Counter-Terrorism, ” should change its name to “World Summit on Counter-Terrorism and Phony American Congressmen Who Blew It.” Rogers needs to shut his mouth, stay Stateside, and actually do something on terrorism. Problem is, he’s all talk and ZERO action.
In 2006, I was invited by members of the organized Detroit Lebanese Maronite Christian community to an event they held for Rogers. It was an “American Assembly for Lebanon” fundraising event for Rogers’ campaign, but after his answers, many of these patriotic Christian Lebanese were rightfully sorry they donated to his campaign. Rogers demonstrated–in answers to my pointed questions–that he’s simply a tool and enabler of the continuing federal law enforcement political correctness and pandering to open supporters of Islamic terrorism in our midst.
Rogers, a former FBI agent, is not only a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he’s the ranking member on its Subcommittee on Terrorism. But even before he became the ranking member, Rogers was always known as the FBI’s bitch . . . and in fact, the bitch of all of the federal law enforcement agencies. He regular lobbied for and successfully obtained bloated budgets for the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), etc.
On behalf of the Lebanese Maronites in attendance, I asked Rogers–since he is key to ever-growing FBI and ICE funding–when the FBI and ICE would stop discriminating against patriotic Maronite Christians, who sought to become agents and translators after 9/11, in favor of untrustworthy Muslims from Dearbornistan. Many in attendance at the event–including several who were already members of local law enforcement–tried in vain after 9/11, to help America defeat Islamic terrorists by attempting to join the FBI and ICE. All were turned away (because, you know, with less than 35 FBI agents nationwide who speak Arabic, there’s no shortage of Arabic linguists whatsoever). Instead, Muslims chosen by open supporters of terrorism–like FBI award revokee/ICE “recruiter” and “former” Islamic terrorist Imad Hamad–were hired.
I also asked Rogers when officials, like the Michigan FBI Special Agent in Charge and the Michigan/Ohio ICE Special Agent in Charge, would attend Maronite Christian Arab events, as they constantly attend every minor nosepicking ceremony in Dearbornistan hosted by Muslims.
In asking those questions, I added, “Everyone knows you are the FBI and federal law enforcement go-to-guy for funding. When will you ask for something in return–like an end to this pandering to extremists and discrimination against patriotic Christian Arabs? When will we see them hired as translators and agents?”
Rogers could answer none of these questions. Instead, he guffawed and finally said, “Those are great questions. I’ll get back to you.”
Several years later, Rogers has never gotten back to these people. And the FBI and ICE pandering to Muslims and discrimination against Christian Arabs seeking employment (in favor of Muslims) continues. If anyone could pressure the FBI and ICE to change their ways, it’s Rogers. But he’s chosen to look the other way.
Yup, instead of “getting back to us,” Congressman Mike Rogers is too busy telling Israelis how tough he is on terrorism. Too busy talking about it to actually be tough on terrorism.
The Maronite Christians in Detroit know better.
Ironically, Rogers’ speech was on “Where America Stands Eight Years Into Its War on Terror.” Hilarious. In no small part because of Rogers’ negligence, American stands no better–in fact, far worse–than it did eight years earlier.
Wonder if the speech was subtitled, “Do As I Say, Not As I Do.”
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