by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2016
The major media has had little to say about Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s long history of anti-American radical leftism and financial ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
“Thanks to a research memorandum prepared by Brian Burch, president of Catholic Vote, we know that Kaine has been a disciple of the anti-American international Left for nearly 40 years,” Scott McKay wrote for The American Spectator on Oct. 7.
Kaine has claimed the “turning point in my life” came in 1980 when he took a year off from Harvard Law School to take part in a Jesuit mission to Honduras.
The he met Father James Carney, “who died carrying a gun as a Cuban-trained Sandinista soldier in a failed invasion of Honduras just three years after Kaine trekked through the jungle over the border on foot to meet him in Nicaragua,” McKay wrote.
Kaine also has ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. He appeared at a 2011 PAC dinner in honor of Jamal Barzinji, described as a founding father of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States and a close associate of convicted Hamas fundraiser Sami al-Arian.
“Barzinji himself had an indictment in a terror investigation scuttled by the Obama administration,” McKay wrote.
“Why was Kaine on hand to speak to the gathering, for the fourth time? Money, of course, and lots of it. The PAC in question, the Muslim Brotherhood-bankrolled New Dominion PAC, had given over $43,000 to Kaine’s gubernatorial campaign from 2003-05, and more than a quarter-million dollars to the Virginia Democratic Party. Other Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated entities coughed up an additional $9,000 to Kaine’s 2012 Senate campaign.”
As for Father Carney, he “renounced his American citizenship to become a Honduran in 1973,” McKay wrote.
As one of the leading proponents of Soviet-inspired “liberation theology” doctrine which synthesizes Catholic teachings with dialectical Marxism, Carney “ultimately left the Jesuit order over an irreconcilable difference; namely, that you can’t be a Jesuit priest and shoot capitalist pigs at the same time. Carney’s end came, apparently, after he was captured by the Honduran army during the ill-fated Sandinista military adventure. The Hondurans treated him the way an irregular combatant can expect — he was tortured and shot, and his body dumped from a helicopter in the triple canopy jungle across the border in Nicaragua.
“After Carney died, Kaine befriended his successor in the communist radio ministry he helped establish, Radio Progreso in the Honduran city of El Progreso. That would be Father Ismael Moreno Coto, who is better known in Latin America as Padre Melo. Kaine has maintained a long-lasting friendship with Melo and his organization,” McKay noted.
Kaine’s Senate event hosted Padre Melo in 2014, and issued this statement on the visit: “I think of El Progreso every day. The people, aside from my family, are the most important in shaping who I am today.”
After leaving Harvard with a law degree, Kaine practiced “fair housing” law and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond for 17 years. He entered politics as a city councilman in Richmond in 1994 and in 1998 “managed to get himself appointed mayor of that city, a largely ceremonial position elected by the city council members (Richmond is actually run by a city manager). Kaine took credit for the latter’s success and then ran for lieutenant governor, governor and senator,” McKay wrote.
During a speech in August to the National Urban League conference in Baltimore, Kaine “touted the fact he’d apologized for slavery both as mayor of Richmond and governor of Virginia, and then lectured that it was time to ‘end the era of mass incarceration’,” McKay wrote.
As lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia, Kaine between 2001 and 2009 “accepted some $160,000 in gifts from political donors and companies regulated by that state — including an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothing and a trip to see George Mason in the 2006 NCAA Final Four,” McKay noted.
“Those are precisely the same kinds of gifts that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was prosecuted for taking; McDonnell was convicted of corruption but had his case thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Naturally Kaine was never prosecuted by the Obama Justice Department for his status as a beneficiary. That escape was justified by the claim that Kaine never offered a quid pro quo, but then again Kaine did reappoint James Murray, who gave him the use of his villa in Mustique, to the Virginia Higher Education Commission, and he also appointed S&K Famous Brands clothier Stuart Siegal, who so generously supplemented his wardrobe, to the Virginia Racing Commission. But of course there was no quid pro quo.”
McKay concluded that “it’s difficult to envision why else other than a political payoff Kaine would merit the VP nod; Virginia might be a swing state but Kaine offers little in terms of charisma, curriculum vitae, or demographics.
“What he does offer, though, is that he’s willing to do things others won’t… as you’d expect from a long-time committed radical.”