Friday, February 11, 2011


The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, in sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee declared the Muslim Brotherhood to be a secular organization that only seeks political reform in Egypt.

In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.

“The term ‘Muslim Brotherhood’…is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam,” Clapper said. “They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera…..In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.”

Did you get that?

That was sworn testimony from the guy who is supposed to provide us with information about things going on that might not be just right for our country.

Do you feel more intelligent and safer now that you've heard from this bobble-head?

In fact, the Muslim Brotherhood uses the slogan, "Islam is the answer," and advocates for government in accordance with Islamic principles. The movement has as a broad goal unifying what it perceives as Muslim lands, from Spain to Indonesia, as a "caliphate."

Why on earth do you liberal/progressives keep supporting an administration that is so pathetically amateurish and incompetent...even dangerous?

Does that speak to your own level of "intelligence?"


Lone Ranger said...

Obama seems to have a genius for finding the most unqualified, incompetent people in the country for his administration.

Joe said...

LR: That is his genius.

His only genius.

shoprat said...

He must have just gotten back from Alpha Centaurus or something like that.

Quite Rightly said...

"Did you get that?"

Yeah, Joe, I think we got it.

The Muslim Brotherhood is not Muslim, sort of like Catholic Charities is not Catholic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is not Mormon.

So Americans should not get upset when the MusBros build a "community center" mosque on Ground Zero, enforce Shariah law in our banking system, and demand that American justice encompass "cultural sensitivity" for Muslim men to beat their wives and daughters.

WomanHonorThyself said...

he would have us all killed..arg! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Leticia said...

The Muslim Brotherhood is very real threat to Israel and the United States and with a Muslim sympathizer in the White House, we should all be very worried and downright concerned.

Lone Ranger, it really takes one to know one and Obama has that down to an art. Liberals....sheesh!

BetteJo said...

The entire administration is so inept and ridiculous I would laugh if it weren't so dangerous and sad.

Silverfiddle said...

God save us from the idiots in our government.

Anybody remember when clear-eyed realism steered our foreign policy?

Joe said...

Shoprat: Farther away than that.

AR: They're such a nice bunch of guys.

WHT: Thanks!

Leticia: Liberals WILL wake up...after it's too late.

BetteJo: I tis unfathomable.

Silverfiddle: Clear-eyed realism? You want clear-eyed realism?

Never happen while BO's is in the WH>

Ducky's here said...

No doubt about it, Joe. We should depend on your years of experience as an intelligence officer.

You are clearly the final authority.

Z said...

Gad, Ducky, at least Joe knows what he's talking about and doesn't rescind the very next day on a pretty darned important point like whether the Brotherhood is secular or not!? ANd, of course, again you pick some nitwit point and ignore the thrust of Joe's message.

No wonder AMerica's failing..this is a DIRECTOR of INTELLIGENCE? YIkes.

Lone Ranger's right..HOW's he DO THAT?

Joe said...

Ducky: WOW! I'm surprised! I thought YOU were the absolute wisest, most studied and most astute authority. Thanks.

Z:'ll hurt Ducky's feelings. He's not only the highest authority on intelligence, he's sensitive.

Duck, old buddy, this much I know: The Muslim Brotherhood is not secular and the Director of U.S. Intelligence said it is.

Whatever that adds up to, it adds up to.

Ducky's here said...

Joe, where do you get your information about the MB? My guess is that you eat whatever rabies radio puts on your plate.
If you want an idea of how the MB has evolved, take a look at Turkey.

Joe said...

Ducky: Actually, I don't get to listen to "rabies radio," because I spend my days helping a very rich company (which pays my salary) get richer (so they can pay me more).

Actually saw an MB member interviewed on CNN in which he outlined their purpose, goals and aspirations.

Not good ones, BTW>

Joe said...

Ducky: Doesn't it embarrass you to jump to conclusions without having any knowledge about that of which you speak?

You conclude that I listed to "rabies radio," when, in fact, I rarely listen to radio at all.

All of the conclusions you reach seem to result from the same pre-conceived notions.

Is that really your idea of reasoned thinking?

How much credibility does that lend to the rest of what you think and write?

tha malcontent said...
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tha malcontent said...

The Muslim Brotherhood is to Muslims as the Black panthers are to Blacks.
In their eyes they can do no wrong.
As for Obama's explanation for the term, why take the word of a proven idiot?