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Why Is The State Dept. Partnering With 'Speedway Bomber' Brett Kimberlin?


Following The Blaze's extensive coverage of the Indiana Speedway Bomber (Brett Kimberlin) turned Soros-funded "social justice" activist who routinely terrorizes bloggers, is a provocative post at United Liberty asking why The State Department has been teaming up with the domestic terrorist. Consider the following passage from Kimberlin's "Justice Through Music" website:

MAY 24, 2012 - JTMP has been a participant in the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program for 3 years now, where citizens from around the world involved in the arts get to come to America and visit to learn about the role of arts in the US. This year we had visitors that came from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia to see how Justice Through Music Project uses art to raise awareness on issues, and to bring about social change. This year's contingent had musicians, playwrights, and people involved in art production. We gave them a presentation and showed them many of our musical art videos that deal with politics and issues, while we spoke about how we operate and produce our art videos. We then showed them how we use this art on our website and YouTube channel to raise awareness on an issue to help bring about positive social change.

(Related: Listen to Kimberlin Victims Tell Beck How They Were Shaken Down, 'SWATted')

You're probably not alone if you're wondering what exactly those music videos were about. Additionally, given Kimberlin's history, it begs the question: Why is the State Department teaming up with a convicted domestic terrorist?

Below is information on the International Visitor Leadership Program that explains its purpose:

The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program.  Launched in 1940, the IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders.  These visits reflect the International Visitors’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States.

Who are considered "international visitors?":

International Visitors are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business and other key fields. Over 5,000 International Visitors come to the United States from all over the world each year. Since its inception in 1940, thousands of distinguished individuals have participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program, including 330 current and former Chiefs of State and Heads of Government, thousands of cabinet-level ministers, and many other distinguished leaders from the public and private sectors.

What's more, the State Department website goes on to explain that these international visitors travel to the U.S. to engage in "carefully designed programs that reflect their professional interests and U.S. foreign policy goals."

Does the State Department mean to say that a convicted domestic terrorist's program (thought to be a front group by some) accurately "reflects" U.S. foreign policy goals? The Blaze reached out to the department for comment but has yet to receive a reply.

For the record, below is one of the few recent photographs of Kimberlin available on the JTM website. Ironically, is the one holding up the peace sign. 

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