Sunday, March 18, 2012
What's behind Anwar's J1 U.S. Visa?
The revelation about Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s U.S. work visa, in particular, the ‘J1’ status and privileges enjoyed by the bearer, has brought about a controversy.
The work visa was issued to Anwar on August 19, 2005, and expired on June 30, 2006.
According to U.S. requirements and regulations, each holder of the J1 visa status is allowed to work two years in the country. This, invariably, means that when the permit expired in June 2006, Anwar would be allowed to renew and extend it for another year, hence, pushing the date of expiry to sometime mid or end 2007.
The visa showed four stamps, August 22, 2005, September 10, 2005, October 11, 2005 and October 17 2005, respectively.
It is interesting to note that at the time of Anwar’s sojourn under the work visa in the U.S., the world view of the Americans as regards people of Muslim identity was negative.
It was all because of the ‘bogeyman’ created by the Bush administration, which accused ‘Islamic terrorists’ as the ‘terrorists’ who blew up the World Trade Center (WTC) and attacked The Pentagon on September 11 2001 (9/11).
Also, ‘sans’ proof, Anwar shared similar sentiments and corroborated with the allegation by the Bush administration that Mohamed Atta and Osama bin Laden were responsible for it.
In the same vein, Anwar brazenly accused Saddam Hussein as dictator to justify Zionist former U.S. Defence Secretary, Paul Wolfowitz’s destruction of the Islamic nation of Iraq.
Paul Wolfowitz 9/11
After 9/11, Adama Bah, a 23 year old African studying in the U.S. told of his experience as a Muslim in America.
“At that time, we covered our faces. I couldn't believe the looks. Everybody was scared, pointing. We got extra screenings, our bags were checked, and we got pulled to the side. I've never had racism directed toward me before,” she said.
“Airport officials are reportedly required to stop anyone with a "Muslim name" and name-check that individual against the list,” reports ipsnews.net.
“The government arrested more than 1,200 people in the months after 9/11, but refused to release their names or their place of detention. Some were barred from contacting their lawyers.
“The immigration hearings in at least 611 cases (classified as "special interest" cases) were closed to the public and the press. Secret evidence, withheld from the defendants and their attorneys, was introduced in some cases,” reports migrationinformation.org.
“…FBI interviewed more than 8,000 non-immigrants from specified countries with a suspected al Qaeda presence. Those interviews were extended to over 10,000 Iraqis and Iraqi-Americans.”
Yusuf al-Qaradawi Blacklisted
The renowned Egyptian cleric Syeikh Dr Yusuf al-Qardawi was blacklisted from entering the US and the UK on the mere allegation of supporting the attack on U.S. troops and suicide bombers.
According to telegraph.co.uk, for holding on to his constitutional freedom and rights in supporting the death penalty for homosexuals, he was refused entry to Britain, after a Conservative campaign to prevent him getting a visa.
For defending his views on suicide attacks on Israeli civilians, Qaradawi was banned from entering the United States, and refused entry into the UK for medical treatment.
He was not a terrorist, and like any other U.S. or British citizens, he had a right to his views so long as he did not commit a crime.
The British Home Office said the cleric was refused entry because of fears his views "could foster inter-community violence".
At the very top of the victimisation food-chain, there was British Prime Minister David Cameron, who idiotically described Qaradawi - a Qatar-based scholar with a large following across the Muslim world - as "dangerous and divisive" and demanded he be banned from Britain.
A similar view was shared by globalmbreport.org when it reported that Ireland also issued such a caveat on Qaradawi.
According to Wikipedia’s ‘List of people banned from entering the United Kingdom’, besides Qaradawi, India’s top Islamic cleric Zakir Naik was also blacklisted.
Meanwhile, usatoday.com listed names of top Syrian Muslim personalities who were barred from entering the U.S.
Amidst such Islam phobia practised by the U.S., UK and their allies, which saw the screws being tightened on Muslim students and clerics, uncannily Anwar’s name was excluded. He was free and is still free to come and go in the U.S. without hindrance.
Instead, according to Azmin Ali, Anwar was greeted by U.S. officials upon arriving at Washington’s Dulles Airport.
Turned to spy on Yusuf al-Qaradawi
It came as quiet a shock when Anwar was assigned by Washington to spy on Qaradawi for almost five hours at the latter’s residence in Qatar.
It happened in 2005, at a time when most of the Islamic world hated the U.S.
Anwar’s role as a spy was revealed by no other than his right-hand man, Azmin Ali to agendadaily.com.
AGENDADAILY: How did people see Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s real motives? For example, those who were sceptical about his close relationship with former Deputy U.S. Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz who is tipped to be the CEO of the World Bank?
AZMIN: “Its up to their personal interpretation and views…what is important is for us to convince them…this way much can be solved.
“DSAI did not meet up with the desperate groups; instead he met with renowned clerics.
“For example, he was in Qatar where he spent five hours discussing with Dr Yusof al-Qaradawi.
“Yes, Wolfowitz is seen as someone arrogant and hard…I cannot deny that. DSAI, too, agrees, but at least he was prepared to be open and sit down for discussions with DSAI.
“For example…Washington DC blacklisted Dr Yusof al-Qaradawi…a renowned cleric accepted by a majority of Muslims.
“The reason Washington blacklisted him was because he was alleged to have made statements making it lawful to kill U.S. citizens.
“However, during the five hours with Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi, DSAI asked the cleric whether it was true that he said issued such a statement…Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi vehemently denied it.
“Anwar used the opportunity with Wolfowitz…and I, too, at the meeting to explain that what was said by the cleric was not true.
“DSAI asked Washington to correct this perception. So, the thing is without the dialogue with Wolfowitz, could this problem have been solved...they are powerful, and this is DSAI’s role.
That was Azmin Ali’s answer to the question about Anwar’s role in the U.S. and its links to the Zionist architect of war, Paul Wolfowitz.
Although Azmin had claimed that he had ‘cleared’ Qaradawi’s name in Washington, nevertheless it did not cause the cleric’s name to be taken off the U.S. blacklist.
And although Azmin had tried to portray Anwar as ‘the defender of the Islamic world’ when talking to his Malaysian audience, not even one of Anwar’s suggestions for the good of the Islamic world was taken up and used by Wolfowitz.
Looking at the other evidence, it goes on to proof that what he told the people of Malaysia was not the same as what he did in the U.S.
So, in the end it only makes it obvious that Anwar is among Muslims who are accomplices in the effort to strengthening U.S. and Israeli control of the Islamic world.
Special treatment for Anwar
Again, Anwar’s sidekick, Azmin Ali has revealed to us how Anwar was accorded special treatment when visiting the U.S.
At first, Azmin uttered such things to show how great Anwar was, but evidently now it has all backfired and only showed the Zionist stooge that he is.
Pro Anwar blog, sepangonline.blogspot.com published Azmin’s media statement on March 3 2005;
“Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim arrived in Washington DC late night Wednesday, February 23 2005. Anwar and his entourage, who arrived from London at Washington’s Dulles Airport, were welcomed by U.S. officials headed by Edward J. Bolton, a Deputy Director in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“Anwar left for New York on Monday February 28 for talks with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the UN Headquarters. Also in the group were YB Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, Azmin Ali and Michael Moller.”
Such was the lofty description given by Azmin to Anwar – one that would have been more appropriate for a Prime Minister or Foreign Minister, instead of an ‘ex-convict’ from the Sungai Buloh Prison.
In subsequent media releases, Azmin described how Anwar was given ‘special treatment’ when he was feted at a dinner, luncheon and during a meeting with American Jewish leaders.
In Washington DC on February 24, 2005, a special lunch event was accorded to Anwar by World Bank President, Jim Wolfensohn at his office.
Also present was YB Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, and Wolfensohn’s wife, Elaine.
Anwar was briefed on the dismal state of the world economy, in particular Southeast Asia and on programmes organised by World Bank to rebuild countries affected by the Tsunami.
Later in the evening, Anwar had an audience with President Bush’s advisor and Director of the U.S. National Security Council, Elliot Abrams at the White House.
During the 45 minutes meeting, Elliot exchanged views with Anwar on ways to bring about ‘world peace.’
Deputy U.S. Secretary of State, Robert Zoellick also met up with Anwar at his hotel in Washington DC on February 24.
Zoellick, who was newly appointed as the Deputy Secretary of State was at the time responsible for political developments in the Middle East.
In the meeting, Zoellick elicited from Anwar the latter’s views on tension between Islam and the West, especially the U.S.
Anwar began by explaining and expressing his gratitude to the U.S. govt for being was so concerned about the things that had befallen him earlier.
In reflecting the problems of international politics, in particular issues that relate to Muslims, Anwar stressed the need for moderation, not just on the part of Muslims but also the administration in Washington DC.
According to Anwar, Muslims were uncomfortable the way they were being perceived – a view that created the notion that Islam was not accorded justice.
However, at the same time Anwar insisted he still demanded the withdrawal of foreign troops from the countries affected, such as Syrian troops in Lebanon, Israeli troops in Palestine and U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
Zoellick stressed that unlike how the public saw it, the U.S. administration still held on to the principles of freedom, and would still sponsor dialogue between Islam and the West.
Upon his return from Jacksonville on February 27, Anwar revisited Washington DC to have a discussion with former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright.
When in office, Madeleine Albright had consistently criticised Malaysia’s laws, which she accused of being unfair, and that Anwar was a political detainee.
Now, as Chairperson of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), she willingly cooperates to push for the Islam-US dialogue.
Azmin also reported on the meeting between Anwar and Wolfowitz at the Pentagon. It happened when Wolfowitz was still the U.S. Deputy Defence Secretary, a.k.a the Zionist architect of the Iraq war.
Anwar’s meeting with Wolfowitz at the Pentagon was on February 24, 2005.
The hour-long discussion focused on developments related to post-election Iraq, the conflict between Islam and the West, and the programme for the re-development of Tsunami-ravaged Aceh.
Anwar wanted ‘constructive engagement’ on the part of the U.S. in its ties with Islamic countries, a stance that should not be seen as arrogant and ignore the imperative for cooperation, as opposed to the unilateral approach much practised by the Bush administration.
Anwar used Indonesia as an example of a nation with a huge Muslim population, but yet managed to invoke transformation towards a healthy democracy as well as media freedom in an orderly and peaceful manner.
As such, Anwar agreed with the policies of the U.S. administration, which he saw as supporting the principles of freedom.
He felt confident that whatever positive developments towards democracy in any Islamic countries would surely impact the other countries.
At the same time, Anwar held no punches when criticising many leaders of Islamic countries, which he viewed as not consistent and more inclined to attack the U.S. but oppressive towards their own people, including shackling the media, obstructing democratic initiatives and perpetuating draconian laws, including the Internal Security Act (ISA).
As an example, Anwar said it was all too easy for the leaders of Islamic nations to raise the anger of Muslims against the cruel treatment perpetrated by U.S. soldiers at the Abu Gharib prison in Iraq, but at the same time condoning the same actions on its own people in prisons across their countries.
And although Azmin went to quite some pains to portray the report positively to his boss, nevertheless, upon closer scrutiny it clearly showed Anwar supporting the Zionist regime and offering himself to be their agent.
From Azmin’s report and other sources, the following can be observed:
February 23, 2005 – Arrived at Washington’s Dulles Airport…received by Edward J. Bolton (Deputy Director of Homeland Security).
February 24, 2005 – Meeting with Robert Zoellick, James Wolfensohn, Eliot Abraham and the Cohen Group.
Meeting with Robert Zoellick (Deputy U.S. Secretary of State) in Washington DC.
Lunch given by Zionist, James Wolfensohn (World Bank President) in Washington DC.
Anwar adjourns to the White House for a meeting with Elliot Abrams (Director of National Security Council and Bush Advisor).
Evening: feted to a dinner by the Cohen Group, owned by Zionist, William S.Cohen (former U.S. Defence Secretary) at a hotel in Washington DC.
Other guests included, Paul Wolfowitz. General Pete Pace (former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Dr Surin Pitsuwan (former Thai Foreign Minister, writer Alvin Toffler and others.
February 24, 2005: Anwar at a meeting of the Cohen Group, Jacksonville, Florida.
Present at the meeting were Cohen, Anwar Ibrahim, Howard Berman (Member of the United States House of Representatives), Wolf Blitzer (CNN), William Burns (Deputy U.S. Defence Secretary), Journalist, David Ignatius (Washington Post), Dr Surin Pitsuwan, and others.
February 25, 2005: Meeting with Madeleine Albright at Washington DC. Meeting focused on democracy because Albright was NDI President.
In the evening, Anwar feted at a dinner hosted by Joseph E. Robert Jr., Chairman of J.E. Robert Companies and City Group.
February 28, 2005: Closed door meeting with Paul Wolfowitz at the Pentagon along with Anwar’s right-hand people, Azmin Ali and Khalid Jaafar (Director of IKD).
March 1, 2005: Meeting with Kofi Annan and Robert E. Rubin.
Anwar in a 45 minutes meeting with Kofi Annan, who at the time was UN Secretary-General, at his office in Washington.
Anwar had a closed door meeting with Robert E. Rubin, Chairman and Executive Director of Citigroup and former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury) at Citigroup Headquarters in New York.
Results after Zionist Lobby
The seven days stint in the U.S. can be considered as part of Anwar’s self-promotion and lobby.
As a result, Anwar was appointed Visiting Fellow at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), John Hopkins University, courtesy of recommendations by Paul Wolfowitz, who was a former dean at the university.
With help from Wolfowitz, Anwar was also appointed to a short stint as consultant to the World Bank on January 25, 2006.
He was also appointed Chairman and President of Foundation for the Future, an organisation skewed towards the promotion of ‘democracy’ and Israeli hegemony in the Middle East.
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