The article below was written be IWP alumnus Pawel Styrna ('15).
What is telling about the fake-news scandal and pearl-clutching about Sebastian Gorka and his Vitézi Rend medal is the timing. He has been teaching, lecturing, and commenting on Jihadism and other threats for a long time, but he was attacked only after joining the Trump Team in January of this year. Obviously, the left, the establishment, and inside-the-Beltway DC swamp creatures cannot tolerate any outsiders who think outside the box.
The left's unrelenting, non-stop, 24/7 campaign against President Trump - as well as his team, family, and supporters -- is a total war. It is an attempt to conduct a Stalinist-like purge using Stalinist-style methods and propaganda -- sans the mass executions, of course.
Among the left's targets have been: Stephen K. Bannon, Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions, and Ivanka Trump. Having knocked out President Trump's former National Security Advisor, Gen. Michael Flynn, the sharks tasted blood and lusted for more. More recently, the left tried to oust President Trump's advisor, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a military and intelligence analyst and a member of the President's National Security Advisory Staff, by falsely depicting him as a supposed Nazi sympathizer and anti-Semite. These absurd accusations echo Stalinist propaganda methods and tactics and are based on a perversion of history.
Before correcting the distortions of history and reality, a disclaimer is in order. Having studied at the Institute of World Politics, I had the privilege of knowing Dr. Gorka for more than half a decade. As Professor of Strategy and Irregular Warfare at IWP, Dr. Gorka has taught hundreds of students - many of them mid-level professionals in the military and federal government - about the ideology and modus operandi of Jihadist outfits such as al-Qaeda and ISIS. Throughout this time I have known Dr. Gorka as nothing less than an expert in his field, a great professor, an author, an honorable man, and a staunch, solid supporter of Israel. This is why left-wing media attempts to link him to Nazism sounded like a (very bad) April Fool's joke.