Obama’s National Security Advisor

By Alan Caruba:

If you are wondering why the Obama administration was slow  acknowledge the attack on our Benghazi consulate that killed our Libyan  ambassador and three others and concocted lies about it, it helps to know who is  advising the President. My commentary from March 14, 2012, provides part of  the answer:

There’s a YouTube video of John Brennan, the President’s national security  advisor, praising Islam and the Arab culture to an unidentified group of Arabs  that is so revealing that it should be probable cause for his removal from  office. At one point, he addresses them in fluent Arabic, a language acquired in  his studies and CIA posts over the years.

When the British Empire  spanned much of the globe there was a turn for men who embraced the culture and  nations to which they were assigned. They were deemed to have “gone native”,  often wearing Arab garb and becoming apologists for their actions. Among the  most famous was Lawrence of Arabia, but there were many others such as  Lieutenant-General, Sir John Bagot Glub, widely known as Glub Pasha, best known  for leading and training Jordan’s Arab Legion from 1939 to 1956, the same Legion  that took part in attacks on Israel after it declared independence in 1948.
In the video, Brennan waxes poetic about Arab culture. In 1977 Brennan had  received a degree in political science from Fordham University. During his  studies he had spent his junior year learning Arabic and taking Middle Eastern  studies courses at the American University in Cairo. He received a Master of  Arts degree in government with a concentration in Middle East studies from the  University of Texas at Austin in 1980.

His career in the Central  Intelligence Agency was one in which he reached the highest rungs as an analyst,  serving at one point as a daily intelligence briefer for President Bill Clinton.  In 1996, he was the CIA station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, when the Khobar  Towers, a housing complex was blown up by a truck bomb, killing nineteen U.S.  servicemen billeted there. He would serve under CIA Director George Tenet as the  director of its newly created Terrorist  Threat Integration  Center from 2003 to  2004. He would serve as director of the CIA’s National Counterterrorism  Center  from 2004 to 2005.

One might assume from such an impressive resume that  Brennan was the idea man to be appointed President Barack Hussein Obama’s chief  counterintelligence advisor with the title of Deputy National Security Advisor  for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

One might assume that, but  Brennan, from his earliest days in that post made a number of statements and  authored a USA Today opinion editorial that revealed deeply felt sympathies for  the very people who were and are attacking Americans at home and overseas. In  his USA Today opinion, Brennan criticized “Politically motivated criticism and  unfounded fear-mongering that only serve the goals of al Qaeda.”

Commenting on Brennan’s USA Today opinion, Jeb Babbin, in an article for Human Events  on February 11, 2010, wrote of Brennan and the Obama administration’s  incomprehensible national security actions, “Consider their consistent record of  bad decisions only one year into Obama’s presidency: to close the terrorist  detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; to move Khalid Sheik Mohammed and  four other al Qaeda varsity out of the military commissions system and try them  in civilian criminal court; to war against the intelligence community; to put  the White House in charge of interrogations of captured terrorists; and, most  recently, the hasty decision to put the Christmas Day underwear bomber, Umar  Farouk Abdulmutallab, in civilian custody thus preventing professional  intelligence interrogators from having access to him.”

Babbin  characterized Brennan’s USA Today article as “a string of fibs and misleading  statements so easily disproved (that) it leaves observers wondering about  Brennan’s sanity.”

Read more at Family Security Matters

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Alan Caruba  writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The  National Anxiety  Center, and he blogs at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. His book, Right  Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy“, is published by Merrill  Press.
John Brennan praises President Obama’s counterterror policies in April 2012 before 9/11 Embassy attacks and subsequent cover up:

He says Al Qaeda is in decline and that “the Al Qaeda core is simply no longer relevant”. He says that the American people are safer today because of this administration’s efforts. He closes by saying that Al Qaeda is the antithesis of the peace, tolerance and humanity that is the hallmark of Islam.

The inept Benghazi cover up was all about protecting the president’s image on foreign policy ahead of the elections. And it has Brennan’s fingerprints all over it.

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