The outrages continue to mount as we approach the end of the Obama administration. President Obama adds degradation to insult and injury. In a very recent example, Adam Kredo reports that former Hezbollah co-conspirator is slated to speak at a conference in Washington, D.C.
He is Azmi Bishara. Bishara was an Israeli Arab serving in Israel’s parliament when he fled Israel in 2007. Bishara fled Israel to set up shop in Qutar after the government alleged that he helped plot terrorist operations with Hezbollah during the 2006 conflict.
Declining to face his accusers, Bishara argued his case in a Los Angeles Times column. I take that as a guilty plea, but, as I understand it, Israel’s case against Bishara appears substantial and remains open. Haaretz provides a summary here.
The State Department declined to tell the Free Beacon if it granted a visa to Bishara. It remains unclear how he has gotten official permission to be in the United States, as Qatar, his current place of residence, is not part of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program.
A State Department official told the Free Beacon that visas are granted on a case-by-case basis, but remain confidential.
“We are unable to provide information on individual cases because visa records are confidential under U.S. law,” an official told the Free Beacon. “Visa applications are adjudicated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with U.S. law.”
Additionally, “Section 222 (f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) prohibits us from disclosing details from individual visa cases,” the official said.
What’s going on here? In Middlemarch, Edward Causabon searched in vain for the key to all mythologies, but we have long since discovered the key to Obama’s mythologies:
One foreign policy insider familiar with the situation questioned how Bishara obtained entry to the United States.
“The Obama administration’s tilt toward Iran is so extreme that now a visa has been given to a Hezbollah terrorist so that he can visit Washington D.C.,” the source said. “The administration’s love affair with Iran is a disgrace to our country and a danger to our security.”
I think we have a bingo.