The war against people needing jobs? What is the source of “bending over backwards to deny the Islamist ideological source of the threat”? Apparently the Clarion Project has discovered the clue. It is a lone wolf who has penetrated the CIA and State Department by the name of Marie Harf. She is a quick and smooth operator from Granville, Ohio.
Ryan Mauro, Clarion Project reports the scoop, but he begins the story by linking the theory that poverty creates terrorism and that it should not be attributed to the Islam religion to the George W. Bush administration. Yes, the same or similar words used by President Obama today are like soft peddling that we heard from President Bush.
According to Mauro (who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Intelligence Studies and Master’s in Political Science, both from American Military University online degree studies) Marie Harf is basing her analysis and advice ignoring definitive research that says there is no connection between poverty and al Qaeda terrorist recruitment.
“Study after study has proven that there is no connection between Islamist terrorist recruitment and poverty, unemployment and lack of education. This was the conclusion of a survey of 400 Al-Qaeda members all the way back in 2004, as well as the determination of a Queen Mary University survey published last year.”
“Queen Mary University of London (officially abbreviated QMUL, informally known as QM) is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.”
Who is Marie Elizabeth Harf?
“Marie Elizabeth Harf (born June 15, 1981) is the deputy spokesperson for the US Department of State and a former spokesperson for the Central Intelligence Agency. She worked on the 2012 Obama campaign.
Harf, a native of Granville, Ohio, graduated from Granville High School in 1999. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with BA in Political Science, and earned an MA in Foreign Affairs from University of Virginia.
Harf began her career at the Directorate of Intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst focusing on Middle Eastern leadership issues. She later became the media spokesperson of the CIA.
During the 2012 presidential election, Harf helped craft President Obama’s national security and communications strategy, and also served as campaign spokeswoman on national security issues.
In June 2013, Harf was appointed Deputy Spokesperson for the US State Department, where she currently serves as deputy under Jen Psaki.
On Monday, February 16, 2015, Harf, representing the U.S. State Department, explained that creating jobs were one of many solutions to dealing with the problem of ISIL, saying “We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…. She went on to suggest that the United States government should work with governments in the Middle East to help boost their economies.”
Excuse me, let this analyst interrupt.
- Poverty is at the root of violence and crime throughout the world.
- Intellectual opportunists who resent developed countries’ intrusions as first colonists, and then capitalists, use history and religion to attract people to their offering an alternative to governments that have apparently capitulated and are not serving citizens’ needs.
- Intellectual opportunists come in different forms. They may be Marxists, communists, theocrats, terrorists, and democrats among other possibilities.
It is odd that a junior person would be given such an important torch to carry. Yet, this is the Obama for America government that is neither Democrat nor Republican.
“State Dept. Official: ISIS Terror Motivated by Joblessness
Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf maintains that the root cause of the Islamic State (ISIS) is unemployment and poverty.
BY RYAN MAURO Wed, February 18, 2015
State Dept. Official: ISIS Terror Motivated by Joblessness
“We cannot win the War on Terror, nor can we win the war on ISIS by killing them. We need to find them jobs. We need to get to the root cause of terrorism and that is poverty and lack of opportunity in the terrorist community,” she said.
That didn’t fly with MSNBC host Chris Matthews, to whom she made the comments. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer politely held back some of his puzzlement when she defended herself on his program afterwards. She smugly said that “it might be too nuanced an argument for some.”
Study after study has proven that there is no connection between Islamist terrorist recruitment and poverty, unemployment and lack of education. This was the conclusion of a survey of 400 Al-Qaeda members all the way back in 2004, as well as the determination of a Queen Mary University survey published last year.
Simple observations and basic logic falsifies this Marxism-rooted theory that terrorism is basically the result of class warfare and social inequality. The top terrorists are highly educated and usually come from the middle class or higher. And, obviously, the purpose of having a job is to improve one’s life. Joining a terrorist group isn’t exactly a promising career choice.
The issue here isn’t the errors made by Harf. It’s the fact that this discredited premise continues to permeate the national security apparatus over a dozen years after the 9/11 attacks. Harf wasn’t speaking off the cuff. Consider her biography and the broader implications of the kind of influence she has had based on the positions she has held.”