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Is Al Gore’s Al-Jazeera TV Deal a ‘Homeland Security Threat’?

By on 2.2.13 | 3:34PM

Has Al Gore sold out American interests to dangerous foreign influences? The former vice president's "sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera is not a laughing matter," says investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid.

"This transaction is a homeland security threat that violates numerous U.S. laws," says Kincaid, who has called for a congressional invesigation of the reported $500 million sale and writes:

Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Afghanistan, who interviewed bin Laden, was sent to prison for being an agent of al Qaeda. In Iraq, after the American invasion, the same thing occurred. Al Jazeera’s first managing director was exposed as an agent of the Saddam Hussein regime and the channel promoted the anti-American insurgency. The coverage inspired foreign Jihadists to come to Iraq to kill American soldiers, as captured terrorists acknowledged in interviews.

Kincaid warns that even "conservative members of Congress are silent" about the Al-Jazeera deal. In order to call attention to the issue, Kincaid will hold a 1 p.m. press conference Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Kincaid will be joined at the event by Pamela Geller, the conservative blogger and author who has led opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque in New York, and by broadcaster Jerry Kenney, who has filed complaints with the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission over Al Jazeera’s illegal broadcasts into the U.S.

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