Some Shivering Thoughts Over Hillary Clinton's VP Pick Tim Kaine

Presumptive Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate last week. The announcement, made in advance of this week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, was originally due to be made at a rally in Tampa, Florida, but was instead delivered hours later over Twitter and social media.

In selecting Kaine, Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a safe ticket. Though the Clinton campaign and moderate Democrats see him as a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party dissatisfied with Trump, and particularly with the Republican candidate’s attitude and positions toward national security and foreign policy.

While, Kaine served as governor of the state of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and in the U.S. Senate since 2013, Virginia is home to the Pentagon and the central offices of the CIA, and a hub for military contractors and related industries. Virginia-based defense contract companies have held more than $96 billion in annual defense contracts.

In reality, Kaine is just the opposite. While Hillary and the Democrats make Kaine out to be a longstanding ally of the military/intelligence apparatus who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, his homage is only because of his district and state are again, recipients of nearly $100 billion in annual defense contracts, and critical national security infrastructure and their associated budgets are resident in his state. Some would say they only serve to shield his true political believes on national security and foreign policy. In reality, his record and performance and his political stance on issues are the true indicators. And keep in mind; had he not supported those entities, he would have never been elected as Governor, or to the U.S. Senate.

Since entering the Senate in 2013, Kaine has distinguished himself for consistently supporting the foreign policy of the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton, and John Kerry. From the inconsistent prolonging of the war in Afghanistan, to the pull-out of the U.S. military presence in Iraq, the birth of ISIS, the disposal of long-time ally Mubarak in Egypt, Libya’s disintegration, Benghazi, the Red lines in Syria, the Iran Deal, the rebuffing of Israel and Netanyahu, to the mediocre posturing against the Ukraine, the Russia Reset and Arms Control, and of course China, Kaine has been lock-step in his support the Obama administration and Obama. Certainly not record to build him up to be a so-called foreign policy heavyweight that the political left, the mainstream media and the Clinton campaign make him out to be.

But there is an even darker side of Tim Kaine, that goes beyond his less moderate-to-liberal stance on foreign policy, and that is…

his stance and dealings on Islam and radical Islamic movements.

Back in 2007, Breitbart reported, then-Governor Tim Kaine chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. It was an appointment so controversial that even a Muslim group that stands against radical Islam criticized the appointment calling it reckless due to Kaine’s arrogance and lack of vetting. Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing that MAS was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Convicted terrorist and admitted U.S. Muslim Brotherhood member Abdurrahman Alamoudi testified in 2012, “Everyone knows that MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood.”

This darker side is evident to his tacit leanings and ties to Islamic organizations to include those with ties to radical-Islam. Senator Kaine has a history of embracing Islamists. In addition to his appointment of a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; Kaine has spoken at dinners honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspects, and has received and accepted donations from well-known Islamist groups.

In September 2011, Kaine spoke at a “Candidates Night” dinner organized by the New Dominion PAC associated with the Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch describes as a founding father of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and another associate organization the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), which is also under terrorism investigation by the FBI and state authorities.  Both the New Dominion PAC donated $43,050 to Kaine’s gubernatorial campaign. The web of Islamic organizational ties associated with Kaine weaves itself through the Democratic Party in Virginia, with other Islamic groups like the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), all the way to the Obama Administration.

So once again, we are seeing the connection between Hillary, Obama, radical-Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood. Hillary’s selection of Tim Kaine, didn’t just happen, this has been in the works for some time now. No question, this guy is very dangerous to America.

Personally, I think he is a weak appeaser of Islam. And, I stated previously, in a response to his so-called, being a heavy weight on foreign policy and national security, he is NOT, nor is he a foreign policy expert, he is anything but. While he may sit on the Senate Armed Service and Foreign Affairs Committee, that doesn’t make him an expert — far from it. My question is, “why is he” the guy picked to be Hillary’s Vice Presidential running mate?  That’s a major concern —  again, being that he is anti-Israel, pro-Iran, a supporter of the Iranian Nuclear deal, and pro-Muslim Brotherhood, etc. — in my many years in the Intelligence Community, that’s significant, that makes him an enemy! His strategic loyalties to Clinton, Obama and his strident across the board positions politically to continue on the path of the policies put in place by Obama are the true critical factors. For everything else, whatever way the Clinton campaign, the Obama administration, and the Democrat Party paint him — is only for voter consumption. They will do whatever it takes. He will be made out to be whatever the voters want him to be to get them votes. In the end, they will still be political Progressives, with a far-left Socialist agenda.

Jim Waurishuk is a retired USAF Colonel, serving nearly 30-years as a career senior intelligence and political-military affairs officer and special mission intelligence officer with expertise in strategic intelligence, international strategic studies and policy, and asymmetric warfare. He served combat and combat-support tours in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as on numerous special operations and special mission intelligence contingencies in Central America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He served as a special mission intelligence officer assigned to multiple Joint Special Operations units, and with the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Task Force, as well as in international and foreign advisory positions. He served as Deputy Director for Intelligence for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) during the peak years of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism. He is a former White House National Security Council staffer and a former Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. He served as a senior advisor to the Commander U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and is Vice President of the Special Ops-OPSEC -- which provides strategic and operational security analysis and assessments to governmental and private entities, as well as media organizations on national security issues, policy, and processes. He currently provides advisory and consulting services on national security, international strategic policy, and strategy assessments for the U.S. and foreign private sector and governments entities, media groups and outlets, and to political groups, forums, and political candidates. He is an author and writer providing regular commentary and opinion to national and local TV, radio networks, and for both print and online publications, as well as speaking engagements to business, political, civic and private groups on national security matters – focusing on international strategic policy and engagement, and strategic intelligence, and subject matter expertise on special mission intelligence and operations, counter-terrorism, and asymmetric warfare and conflict.