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Hey, Maybe Glenn Beck Was Right

Posted on | March 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

You may recall that, when the Egyptian revolution first popped into the news, Glenn Beck caught a lot of grief for saying that the American Left was in league with Islamists to destabilize the Middle East. What Beck said — or perhaps the way he said it — seemed a bit kookier than that, but the essence of his accusation is not really new: David Horowitz’s 2006 book, Unholy Alliance, makes basically the same argument.

Well, guess what? Glenn Beck isn’t the only one worried about the American Left supporting terrorists. There’s also the U.S. Justice Department:

It’s not every day that an American labor union gets investigated for possible ties to two of the world’s most lethal terrorist organizations. But Chicago’s Service Employees International Union Local 73 isn’t an everyday union. Last September 24, FBI agents raided residences in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan of more than a dozen radical activists in an effort to connect them to the Hamas (Gaza and the West Bank) and FARC (Colombia) guerrilla movements. Two of the occupants were SEIU Local 73 chief steward and executive board member Joe Iosbaker and former local board member-steward Tom Burke. . . .
Federal officials are trying to determine whether they and a dozen other subpoenaed activists, mainly in Chicago and Minneapolis, have provided financial or other material support for armed revolutionary movements. “The warrants are seeking evidence in support of an ongoing Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism,” remarked Steve Warfield, spokesman for the FBI’s Minneapolis field office.

Read the rest of that. And here’s video from those crazy kooky conspiracy theorists at Fox News Democracy Now:

Video via The Blaze, and thanks to commenter Adobe Walls for the tip.


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