Glenn Beck, as he promised, today released details about the Saudi national in Boston. Those details are not flattering, either to the government or to certain media organs.
The Saudi national: reports thus far
The three video clips below show a small part of the changing story of Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi, Saudi national and “student”:
Steve Emerson tells Sean Hannity that the government will deport Al-Harbi on national security grounds.
Glenn Beck warns the government: either you tell the truth about this Saudi national, or I will.
Glenn Beck makes good on his threat, in a 16-minute radio address.
Timeline on the Saudi national
Royal Standard of Saudi Arabia
In 16 minutes, Glenn Beck sums up what he knows about the Saudi national:
On Monday afternoon, police took into custody a Saudi national who was at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Doctors were treating him for injuries he got in the blasts during the Boston Marathon Bombing. Two sources told The Blaze about this incident. They both used the phrase in custody, so one can make no mistake.
That evening, police searched his apartment in Revere, MA. They removed some articles from it. We don’t know what those are. That report came from someone at the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC).
At 4:00 p.m. ET, the NCTC opened an “event file” on this Saudi national. Their authority was Section 212(3)(b), that covers proved terrorist activity. They do not open a file like that without solid evidence. This is what Glenn Beck meant by calling this Saudi national “a very bad, bad, bad man.”
Todd Starnes, a reporter both for Fox News and Townhall.com, said his own sources told him that authorities had put Al-Harbi on a terrorism watch list. Yet some other authorities gave him a student visa without checking him out with other responsible officials. That report now appears only at The Blaze. The Blaze admitted that report no longer exists at FoxNews.com. But it no longer exists at Townhall.com, either. Someone has scrubbed Todd Starnes’ original reports wherever they appeared.
Secretary of State Kerry met with his Saudi counterpart that day as well. That meeting happened not according to schedule, and Kerry closed it to the press. From then on, the story about the Saudi national, and any connection he had to the Boston Marathon Bombing, started to change.
On Wednesday, the Saudi foreign minister has a chance meeting with none other than de facto President Barack H. Obama. They say later they were talking about Syria.
And at 5:35 p.m. ET Wednesday, someone alters the event file at the NCTC. That never happens. Once you start an event file under that section, you do not cancel that lightly. And how did it change? Someone voided the deport order. That can only have been either:
The director of the NCTC, or:
Someone at the highest level of the Department of State.
On Thursday, Janet Napolitano, SecHomeSec, vehemently says no Saudi national has been, or will be, subject to deportation. Furthermore, ICE says they have another Saudi national they want to deport. But they will not say who that other person is, if he even exists.
This is why members of the House Committee on Homeland Security asked Napolitano in writing to give a classified briefing on the matter of the Saudi national.
This might also explain why unnamed sources at the FBI told the media to expect an arrest Wednesday. And when people mobbed the courthouse, the Officers Barbrady came out and said,
Nothing to see here. Move on.
Another problem: Ali al-Harbi’s visa says he is a student at Finley, OH. But he was never at Finley, OH. He lived in Revere, MA.
Today the Department of Justice formally charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with using a weapon of mass destruction. They further announced they would bring him to trial in a federal court. Tsarnaev is, in fact, a naturalized citizen of the United States. But Ali Al-Harbi is not.
Clearly, this Saudi national is getting special treatment. Sadly, this is nothing new. The George W. Bush administration similarly gave special treatment to the relatives of Osama bin Laden after the Nine-eleven Incident. So any motive to cover up now, should connect to a motive to cover up then. What might that motive be? That motive could arise out of:
The PetrodollarSystem: oil for dollars only, said dollars usable to buy US sovereign debt. Or:
The Yom Kippur War of 1973. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia shut off oil to the Western world when that war broke out. SecState Henry Kissinger spent long hours negotiating first, an end to that war, and then, an end to the Great Oil Embargo. What terms and conditions might he have agreed to?
Douglas J. Hagmann, of The Hagmann and Hagmann Report, has another idea. He confirms many of the same details Beck released today. This includes how the government never takes someone off a Section 212(3)(b) list after first putting him on. But he goes further, and suggests a broader motive:
Our intimate relationship with Saudi Arabia began in earnest (most recently) under George Herbert Walker Bush, and was further expanded by George W. Bush, a/k/a “Bandar Bush,” a name earned for his intimate relationship with Prince Sultan bin Bandar of Saudi Arabia. It should be clear by now that the continuity of this globalist, Pan-Islamic agenda that existed under Bush was further solidified and even expanded by the Obama administration. It is not a political agenda, but a globalist one. We do not have elected leaders who favor the U.S., but internationalists that favor the globalist agenda. Understanding this should explain that the right-left paradigm is a historical artifact, and provide prospective in terms of how the government is pushing this agenda towards completion. We’ve been overtaken and captured from within.
Maybe Hagmann should have said “under Richard Milhaus Nixon, and was further expanded by George Herbert Walker Bush and his son.” Except that Hagmann isn’t talking about “petrodollars.” He is talking about a one-world government. That this one-world government should include “pan-Islamism” seems counterintuitive. Maybe men like Nixon, Kissinger, the Bushes, and various Secretaries of State under the Bushes, Clinton, and now Obama never recognized that Islam is at war with civilization.
Your editor can verify this much: Saudi Arabia has always practiced deception in their international diplomatic and business dealings. In the late Seventies, the Henry C. Beck Company, the premier general contracting firm in Dallas, TX, tried to do business in Saudi Arabia. They pulled out when the kingdom made clear that any disputes between Americans and Saudi nationals would come before Saudi courts, never American courts. Henry C. Beck was having none of putting his business interests at risk in a court system he knew he couldn’t trust.
But a Henry C. Beck knows better than to put his name, and his shareholders, at risk. A President of the United States does not have shareholders. He has campaign contributors, and advisers who have their own special interests at heart. That is why American Presidents and Secretaries of State often make decisions no hard-nosed businessman would ever make.
And if that includes special treatment for Saudi nationals who might be in league with terrorists, so be it.
What was this Saudi national doing there?
Less clear is just what Ali Al-Harbi really knows, or what he was doing on Boylston street to get hurt as he did. Or why authorities first “took him into custody.” That is until orders came down: “Let that man go.” First they were going to kick him out. Then they decided to let him leave without that opprobrium. And they changed official records that almost never change, to do that.
In 1953, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon, and Betta St. John made an uproariously funny movie, Dream Wife. The theme: the diplomatic hoops our government officials jump through for cheap oil, and have jumped through since the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. That, and the culture clash between American and Arab. People could laugh about that then. They shouldn’t laugh now. Not when that culture clash has become a blood-and-flames war.
Two Chechens struck a blow in that war. A Saudi national might not have gotten his hands bloody. But he likely knows more than he wants to tell – and more than the Obama administration wants him to tell.