A Senate report from the Senate Committee on Oversight, by chairman Republican Senator Chuch Grassley, illustrated a common tactic that Washington insiders, especially the Democrat party, use to exploit the use of non-profits to fund pet projects, which in the case of the Democrat party is often terrorist or domestic unrest.
An 11-page memo was published by Grassley titled world Vision Financial Transactions, on December 22, 2020, that showed how former President Barack Obama funded terrorism, including funding Osama Bin Laden.
The World Vision United States:
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Yahoo News reported on Monday:
“Non-profit humanitarian agency World Vision United States improperly transacted with the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) in 2014 with approval from the Obama administration, sending government funds to an organization that had been sanctioned over its ties to terrorism, according to a new report.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) recently released a report detailing the findings of an investigation his staff began in February 2019 into the relationship between World Vision and ISRA.
The probe found that World Vision was not aware that ISRA had been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2004 after funneling roughly $5 million to Maktab al-Khidamat, the predecessor to Al-Qaeda controlled by Osama Bid Laden.”
According to Grassley’s letter:
“In February 2019, the Committee began investigating allegations concerning a diversion of government funds by World Vision (an Evangelical 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) to a terrorist-funding organization, the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA). The investigation was initiated in response to a news article alleging that World Vision, and/or its subsidiaries, had intentionally partnered with an organization that was listed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as a sanctioned entity for its ties to terrorist organizations.1 The report alleged that World Vision contracted with the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) despite clear and readily discoverable evidence of ISRA’s sanctioned status.
In a press release, World Vision claimed they were not aware of ISRA’s status before partnering with them and appeared to shift the blame for this incident to the United States government.
World Vision articulated two main reasons why they believe the federal government bears responsibility in this incident. First, they claim that on two separate occasions, two different government agencies were notified that World Vision was working with ISRA and neither agency raised any concerns.
Second, World Vision argues that the online search tool provided by the Treasury Department made it difficult to ascertain whether or not ISRA was a sanctioned entity. This Committee was concerned with these allegations for two primary reasons: first, as the Committee of jurisdiction over all tax laws, we were concerned with the allegations that World Vision, a registered non-profit entity, is potentially engaging in transactions that affect U.S.
Second, as the Committee with primary jurisdiction over the Treasury Department, allegations raised by World Vision that the Treasury Department was not properly vetting applications and operating a faulty search tool were equally concerning. It should be noted that throughout this investigation, World Vision, the Treasury Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development fully cooperated with this Committee and provided well over a thousand pages of documents. World Vision staff also met with Committee staff on several
occasions and provided in-depth description of the events in question.”
The findings of the report, conveniently were that the proper authorities did not investigate the groups well enough, which is also a common tactic of DC, to pretend that they just didn’t know any better, or have enough people to properly investigating the groups they are giving American Taxpayer dollars to.
So the question is: Did Obama fund Osama Bin Laden and the answer, according to the Oversight Committee is: Yes. He did.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776