Bill de Blasio was America’s first openly communist big city mayor. He was succeeded by Eric Adams, a former cop. But it will be difficult to turn things around in New York City.
We held a New York City briefing on October 24, 2013, in NYC warning of de Blasio's communist connections. He was mayor from 2014 to 2021.
Modern Arab/Islamic terrorism grew out of Soviet- and Cuban-supported international terrorist networks.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has been identified by KGB defectors as a Russian agent. Former PLO chief Yasser Arafat and the international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, who converted to Islam and is in prison in France, were also identified as KGB agents.
Described by CNN as the “unabashed liberal,” de Blasio was actually to the left of Barack Obama, in the sense that de Blasio didn’t disavow his communist background once it came to light. At least Obama tried to cover up his ties to communist Frank Marshall Davis.
Trevor Loudon, author of The Enemies Within, commented on de Blasio’s commitment to “democratic socialism” and the significance of his work for David Dinkins, the former New York City mayor who was closely associated with the Democratic Socialists of America. Dinkins was associated with high crime rates and out-of-control spending.
De Blasio did a lot of damage in the area of surveillance of potential terrorists. He made a campaign promise to a Muslim group that he would stop the practice of sending informants into mosques and Muslim student organizations.
Led by the New York Times and Associated Press, the media waged relentless attacks on the New York City Police Department and then-Police Commissioner Ray Kelly for conducting surveillance of radical Muslims in order to prevent terrorist attacks. The NYPD came under fire for using undercover agents and informants to identify and apprehend potential terrorists. The AP won a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for investigating NYPD intelligence operations.
Unless Adams beefs up the NYPD’s counter-terrorism programs, the city and nation could suffer through another 9/11.