Friday, February 11, 2011

Is Our Director Of Intelligence Really This Clueless?

As you may have heard by now, the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, announced at a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday that the Muslim Brotherhood wasn't all that, they were basically a secular group who hadn't a violent bone in their body. Okay, maybe not THAT bad, but close enough. See for yourself:

Just as a little reminder (and h/t to Allahpundit at Hot Air from the reminder), this was James Clapper's response to a question from Diane Sawyer about a major, major bust in London of 12 in an anti-terrorism sting:

"Huh? Say what? London?" Holy cow, does this guy not watch the news or something? How could the Director of National Intelligence not know something of this magnitude? It was a bit telling that the other gentleman tried to cover for him. Wow.

Larry Johnson had a great post about the Director of "Clap On, Clap Off" Intelligence, "Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest: The Obama Security Team." I think the title says it all.

As Allahpundit pointed out, the Washington Post had a piece by a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Abdel Moneim Abou el-Fotouh (which is kind of screwed up of the Post from the get-go, if you think about it), as an apology for the Muslim Brotherhood, and how it really is a peaceful organization, "blah, blah, blah, ignore all of our writings, our website, our threats to destroy the United States from within, and our connections to organizations like Hamas, blah, blah blah, because we really aren't that bad. No, really..." So, don't be alarmed when you read statements like the following:
[snip] Because we are an Islamic movement and the vast majority of Egypt is Muslim, some will raise the issue of sharia law. While this is not on anyone's immediate agenda, it is instructive to note that the concept of governance based on sharia is not a theocracy for Sunnis since we have no centralized clergy in Islam. For us, Islam is a way of life adhered to by one-fifth of the world's population. Sharia is a means whereby justice is implemented, life is nurtured, the common welfare is provided for, and liberty and property are safeguarded. In any event, any transition to a sharia-based system will have to garner a consensus in Egyptian society. (Emphasis mine.)[snip] (Click here to read the rest of the apology.)

So, um, tell me again how that is a "secular" mindset, Director Clap Off?

No wonder FBI Director Robert Mueller tried to set the record straight on Clapped Off's comments on the Muslim Brotherhood. Mueller testified that, uh, yeah, they do have some violent branches which "have supported terrorism," and the rest of what he had to say about them would be in private chambers, thank you so much.

Wow. How is it that this man is so off-base? How could he be so unaware of statements by the Muslim Brotherhood? As one astute NQ reader, oowawa queried, does he not get that the fact "Muslim" is part of the name, automatically means it is religious in nature?

Yep, Larry had it right: "Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest." Maybe Intelligence Clapped Off Director should take a little look-see at The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report so that the next time has is asked about the Brotherhood, he doesn't make a complete ass of himself.

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