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Grayson Invites Top Official Of Al Qaeda-Linked Yemeni Group To Address Democrats

In another shameless attempt to draw attention to himself, Congressman Alan Grayson invited  a supposed drone strike in-the-know individual from Yemen to address  congressional democrats on U.S. drone strikes in that country, but failed to do his due diligence of properly vetting Mohammad Al Ahmady, who is a Yemeni attorney and  director for Geneva-based NGO Al Karama, an Al Qaeda-linked human rights organization based in Yemen.

The State Department has stated that, Mohammad Al Ahmady, was denied a visa, and would not comment further on the matter.

**Update–“Grayson’s spokesperson has stated that Mohammad Al-Ahmady did not attend the event, and that the Department of Treasury’s designation of Abdul Rahman Omeir al-Naimi “was not in place at the time of the briefing, so again, we had no reason to suspect any wrongdoing on the part of Mohammad [Al Ahmady],” who has not been accused of terrorist-linked activities.”

So what excuse did Grayson give for his blunder? Grayson’s spokesperson stated that the Yemeni official in question did not attend the event, and that the “terrorist designation” of Al Ahmady “was not in place at the time of the briefing, so again, we had no reason to suspect any wrongdoing on the part of Mohammad [Al Ahmady].”

The National Review Online reported on the Washington Free Beacon story, and included one of the best political one-liners I have in a very long time.

The quote came from Grayson’s 2014 Republican congressional opponent, Navy Vet Jorge Bonilla, who has proven to be quick to kick Grayson in the head every time he steps out of line.

 “In other words, we are now consulting our drone policy with potential targets.”-Jorge Bonilla

Here are the rest of Bonilla’s remarks posted in the NRO story:

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Jorge Bonilla/ The Shark Tank

Calls for review of our overseas and domestic drone policies are an entirely appropriate part of our national conversation, and oversight of such policy matters is well within the purview of the United States.

However, I am outraged to discover that several progressive Members of Congress (including Alan Grayson) sought to elicit testimony from a representative of a group with deep links to Al Qaeda, headed by an individual who was found to have funneled millions of dollars to Al Qaeda at the height of the Iraqi insurgency.

In other words, we are now consulting our drone policy with potential targets.”

  Such an invitation is a slap in the face to the brave men and women who have served in the Global War On Terror, to our returning Wounded Warriors, to our cherished Blue and Gold Star Families, and to the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom.-Jorge Bonilla (website)

Still, by meeting with al-Qaeda terrorists, Grayson may finally encounter genuine extremists whose policy goal is indeed for Americans to ”die quickly.”


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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Dennis Hand

    Grayson is an idiot.

  • FLgeezer

    There are well-connected terrorists already in place in our once sovereign Republic. Their name is even similar to that of Al Qaeda…AIPAC. These folks must be expelled from positions of influence on Capitol Hill for America to survive:

  • Arthur Conlon

    Grayson is a disgrace to Congress and the state of Florida. I am ashamed to say I live in a state where he could gather enough votes to get elected to Congress. He does not have a clue od what it is to be an American.

  • http://none Nancy Celano

    No wonder his wife has filed for divorce from Grayson. He is an absolute idiot and will stop at nothing to bring attention to his miserable self. He must be one of Obama’s best friends.

  • JJ Campbell

    Says a lot about the uninformed voters who put people like Grayson in office. After all he represents them. Florida has a large group of elderly people who still believe the Democratic Party represents them. Obama took 1.6 Billion out of Medicare to finance Obamacare. And is now rationing the care to these same Seniors. The price of Groceries have doubled since 2012 hurting these fixed income Americans.
    The Progressive socialists have said the Party belongs to them. And that We are almost done taking control of every part of government and business.
    Lenin said he would exploit the natural vanity and ambition of people to forward his agenda without them knowing what they were really doing. Eager to gain his favor and to enhance their political careers, they would fall all over themselves trying to promote his agenda. He called these types of people “Useful Idiots.”

  • Harry Houdini

    He is worse than a idiot….He is a complete FOOL. He knows better but is willing to say and do whatever it takes to feed his huge ego. I believe that some experience in his life affects what he says and does. He is calling out for attention with his warped and anti-social behavior.

    And, give me a fuc-in break! How could you uninformed as…..s vote for this guy?