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Rep. Gohmert: Obama Outed Active Israeli Iranian Spy Mission
Israel International News, By Mark Langfan
Washington, June 20, 2015
United States Congressman Louie Gohmert revealed Thursday that the Obama administration had “outed” an active Israeli spy mission in Iran. Israel, he said, had infiltrated Israeli spies into mainland Iran via cargo boats.
He dropped the bombshell in a speech at EMET’s 9th annual “Rays of Light in the Darkness” gala dinner.
Rep. Gohmert, who is one Israel’s fiercest and truest friends on Capitol Hill, stated: “We are on the brink of disaster.”
He listed a stream of virulently anti-Israel actions taken by President Obama which included the “outing” of the Israeli spy mission, and the Obama Administration’s disclosing of possible use of Azerbaijani airspace by Israel.
Rep. Gohmert did not elaborate on whether Obama’s disclosure of Israeli covert operations had resulted in the capture or death of any of Israel’s Iranian spies.
Gohmert also related that he is often asked about prophecies of “end-of-days” events, and how they might be tied to the current events. He explained, “I tell everybody, the only way America will be around until the end of days is if America is the best friend Israel ever had.”
However, the plain talking congressman made clear, “the new gas chambers are called nuclear weapons. And, we can’t, can’t allow Iran to kill millions of Jews. They must be stopped!”
Rep. Gohmert's accusations are sure to add fuel to the controversy ignited by former Israeli ambassador to the United States, MK Michael Oren (Kulanu), that President Obama has purposefully destroyed the Israeli-United States relationship.
1939 all over again
EMET, Hebrew for “truth,” also stands for the Endowment for Middle East Truth, founded and headed by Sarah Stern, the indefatigable pro-Israel advocate on Capitol Hill.
The dinner, which was attended by close to 500 people this year, presents the “Speaker of the Truth” awards to numerous people from different fields awards for telling the truth about Israel and the Middle East.
Ms. Stern opened the evening with George Orwell’s famous saying, that “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
And, she added, “that makes us ‘revolutionaries!”
She continued by adding that the “moral universe has been turned on its head. And, the people we are recognizing tonight are trying to right the upside-down world with the truth.”
Ms. Stern lamented that “Jewish Americans are asleep at the wheel and it’s 1939 all over again.” As a testament to Ms. Stern’s success, former CIA director James Woolsey, and former US Defense Intelligence Agency director Lt. General Michael T. Flynn, along with many other Washington bigwigs, were in attendance.
The barbarians are inside the gates
The senator's “Speaker of the Truth” award went to freshman Senator Tom Cotton who has spearheaded the drive to expose President Obama’s nuclear deal as a catastrophic mistake.
Sen. Cotton, a Harvard Law School graduate, enlisted to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan after graduation and rose to the rank of captain, earning a Bronze State for “heroic achievement or service.”
He stated that he has a particular issue with Iran in that “All of the most lethal IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) came from Iran. And, America’s armored vehicles couldn’t withstand Iran’s IEDs.”
The media ‘Truth’ award went to Erick Stakelbeck, who is a TV regular and who has written several books including his latest, “ISIS exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam.”
Stakelbeck explained that James Comey, America’s current FBI director recently stated that “hundreds, maybe thousands” of people across America are actively receiving Islamic recruitment from terrorist organizations to attack the US homeland, and that the FBI is actively investigating “people in various stages of radicalizing in all 50 states.”
“The barbarians are not at the gates,” Stakelbeck ominously warned. “They are inside the gates.”
A Pakistani for Israel
Perhaps the most exciting speaker of truth was Kasim Hafeez, a Pakistani Muslim who – after reading Alan Dershowitz’s book, “The Case for Israel” – turned from a radical jihadist to an Israel lover. In fact, Hafeez, now works for CUFI, “Christians United for Israel.”
Hafeez has had to endure ostracism by his family and friends. But after visiting Israel for three weeks, he said, he saw that all the propaganda about Israel was a total lie and that Israel is a “true beacon of freedom in the Muslim world.”
The evening continued with the brilliant world-renowned author and TV personality Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who gave a rousing speech, asserting “Israel is the most moral country on the face of the earth. While, Rome, Alexander the Great, and Hannibal were rampaging through the world, the Jews of Israel were teaching the world to 'turn our swords into plowshares.'”
The night's last awardee was Professor Irwin Cotler, who defends Israel’s human rights record throughout the world.
If EMET, or the “truth,” was what you were looking for, EMET’s annual dinner was the place to be to hear it pronounced loud and clear.