Sean Hannity interviews authors of Benghazi: The Definitive Report

coverupThe Right Scoop:

Yesterday Sean Hannity interviewed on his radio show Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb for their new book Benghazi: The Definitive Report. I’ve clipped a portion of their interview below which describes something very different than what we’ve ever heard about what led to the attack on the ‘consulate’ and the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.

In short there were two operations going on in Benghazi, neither of which Stevens nor the CIA [Petraeus] were made aware, that made the situation on the ground in Benghazi far more dangerous than they even knew. We already know that Stevens was concerned about security, but he didn’t even know the full story.

One of the operations was direct raids against Al-Qaeda conducted by John Brennan, Deputy National Security Advisor, that instigated blowback in the form of the attack on our ‘consulate’ in Benghazi where Stevens visited that night. But because Stevens wasn’t made aware of these unilateral raids going on in his backyard, there was no way he could have even prepared himself for blowback. Stevens likely didn’t even know why he was being attacked the night he was killed.

Read more at The Right Scoop (with audio of the interview)

From Western Journalism:

Obama CIA Nominee John Brennan Wrong for the Job

by Steven Emerson and John Rossomando:

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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57 Top U.S. Muslim Groups Demanded Government-Wide ‘Islamophobia purge’ in Letter to White House

By Patrick Poole:

In an excellent article yesterday by Kerry Picket of the Washington Times on the influence of Muslim groups on changing the language used in national security documents and protocol (the whole article is worth the read), Picket reports that last October several dozen top US Muslim groups sent a letter to White House “Assassination Czar” John Brennan demanding that the Obama administration establish a task force with these same organizations to “purge” (their word) US government counter-terrorism training of views them deem offensive.

Picket states:

By 2011, Obama’s Counterterrorism and Deputy national security advisor John Brennan was urged by Muslim, Arab, and South Asian organizations to begin an “independent, effective investigation into the federal government’s training of its agents and other law enforcement” and institute a “purge” of any material that the undersigned organizations deemed unacceptable.

In an October 19, 2011 letter to Mr. Brennan, the groups criticize for anti- Muslim bias the FBI’s 2011 training manual, the books at the FBI library in FBI training academy in Quantico, Virginia, specific FBI trainers and analysts, and a report made by Army Command and General Staff at the Fort Leavenworth School of Advanced Military Studies.

The letter makes references to a September 2011 Wired Magazine piece by Spencer Ackerman. The letter was also sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano, Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta, FBI Director Robert Mueller, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough.

The letter is still posted on the website of Muslim Advocates.

The same day that letter was sent to the White House, a meeting was held at George Washington University between these same groups and top DOJ officials, including DOJ Civil Rights Division head Tom Perez.

According to a report on the meeting by Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, several Muslim group leaders called for creating criminal and civil penalties for anyone advocating positions they deem offensive:

The department’s “civil rights lawyers are top of the line — I say this with utter honesty — I know they can come up with a way” to redefine criticism as discrimination, said Sahar Aziz, a female, Egyptian-American lawyer.

“I’d be willing to give a shot at it,” said Aziz, who is a fellow at the Michigan-based Muslim advocacy group, the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding. […]

Aziz, however, used her invitation to argue that Americans’ fear of Islamists’ bombs has evolved into racism towards dark-skinned men.

The word “Muslim,” she said, “has become racialized. … I don’t accept this formalistic cop-out that this is all about religion.”

Aziz did not offer any evidence for her claim, which she said justifies the use of Title VI anti-discrimination laws against institutions and individuals who argue that Islamic texts spur Islamic violence.

This legal redefinition, she said, would also “take [federal] money away from local police departments and fusion centers who are spying on all of us.” […]

Aziz’s advocacy was supported by a second Islamist advocate, Islamic Society of North America president Mohamed Magid. He argued that “teaching people that all Muslims are a threat to the country… is against the law and the Constitution.”

Magid asked Perez to change the federal government’s rules governing terror investigations, for more private meetings with top justice department officials, for the reeducation of FBI agents, and for more people to oppose criticism of Islam, which he labelled “religious bigotry and hate.”

Back in July I reported here at PJ Media that Tom Perez refused to promise that DOJ would never advance an anti-blasphemy law when asked about this meeting during a House Judiciary Constitution subcommittee hearing:

So what exactly did the Muslim groups demand in their letter to the White House?

In response to these recent disclosures, federal officials across the country—particularly FBI field offices—have been reaching out to local Muslim communities to state that the offensive training materials do not reflect the opinion of the FBI, its field offices or the federal government. Until the following steps are taken to remedy this problem and to prevent it from recurring, we will not be confident in these assertions. We urge you to create an interagency task force, led by the White House, tasked with the following responsibilities:

1. Review all trainers and training materials at government agencies, including all FBI intelligence products used such as the FBI intranet, FBI library and JTTF training programs; US Attorney training programs; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Defense, and US military intranet, libraries and training materials, resources and experts;

2. Purge all federal government training materials of biased materials;

3. Implement a mandatory re-training program for FBI agents, U.S. Army officers, and all federal, state and local law enforcement who have been subjected to biased training;

4. Ensure that personnel reviews are conducted and all trainers and other government employees who promoted biased trainers and training materials are effectively disciplined;

5. Implement quality control processes to ensure that bigoted trainers and biased materials are not developed or utilized in the future; and

6. Issue guidance clearly stating that religious practice and political advocacy are protected activities under the First Amendment, not indicators of violence, and shall not be the basis for surveillance or investigation.

The interagency task force should include a fair and transparent mechanism for input from the Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities, including civil rights lawyers, religious leaders, and law enforcement experts.

Purges, blacklists, re-education, and book banning. Sounds like a recipe for a Muslim Khmer Rouge.

Go to PJMedia to see the Muslim groups’ demand letter in its entirety