Skip to comments.Carly Fiorina will be Director of National Intelligence.
Posted on 12/12/2016 7:18:39 PM PST by profit_guy
Should be confirmed within days. Not sure if this is good or bad.
I am way OK with this.
She’s spent many years cleaning out dead wood in the tech world. She can make NSA leaner and meaner.
Thought she had a full time job as Rafael’s VP.
Check out an excerpt of a speech she gave just 2 weeks after 9/11.
Her publicly-presented remarks about Islam comprised the last 500 words of a 3,600-word speech given on September 26, 2001. The text of that section is posted below. As you can see, her ideas about Islam were clearly drawn from the Muslim Brotherhood narrative, which even then had already been successfully inserted into the minds of the oligarchs who manage political, cultural, and commercial affairs in the United States.
Her actual words are bad enough. Lets not discredit ourselves as reporters and historians by presenting an urban legend as if it were an authoritative fact.
Heres the official transcript of what Carly Fiorina said about Islam on September 26, 2001:
Ill end by telling a story.
There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world.
It was able to create a continental super-state that stretched from ocean to ocean, and from northern climes to tropics and deserts. Within its dominion lived hundreds of millions of people, of different creeds and ethnic origins.
One of its languages became the universal language of much of the world, the bridge between the peoples of a hundred lands. Its armies were made up of people of many nationalities, and its military protection allowed a degree of peace and prosperity that had never been known. The reach of this civilizations commerce extended from Latin America to China, and everywhere in between.
And this civilization was driven more than anything, by invention. Its architects designed buildings that defied gravity. Its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption. Its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease. Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration.
Its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things.
When other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others.
While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization Im talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.
Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.
And perhaps we can learn a lesson from his example: It was leadership based on meritocracy, not inheritance. It was leadership that harnessed the full capabilities of a very diverse population that included Christianity, Islamic, and Jewish traditions.
This kind of enlightened leadership leadership that nurtured culture, sustainability, diversity and courage led to 800 years of invention and prosperity.
In dark and serious times like this, we must affirm our commitment to building societies and institutions that aspire to this kind of greatness. More than ever, we must focus on the importance of leadership bold acts of leadership and decidedly personal acts of leadership.
With that, Id like to open up the conversation and see what we, collectively, believe about the role of leadership.
If I recall
she held some post as an advisor to the CIA
Yeah & I have some prime real estate on Mars I can let you buy for cheap.
Next April Fool’s just won’t be as much fun as before.
You'll have to wait and see.
Peers , not fears . Not employees or underlings but counterparts in the tech field
Her statement after the meeting was great. As a result I can look beyond earlier rhetoric. Is she the right pick, maybe. Technology skill set is a strong accept for intelligence gathering and she seems well in tune with cyber security. I’m at least willing to hear arguments for and against.
You’re overreacting. This is not a political position. If she can help on the cyber security end of things that’s not bad at all. Also, she understands that China is the true threat and she’s not a Russian hawk. Intelligence gathering is not supposed to be political. If she can do the job then why not?
neutralizing all of his potential rivals as well. Romneys been diminished, Rubio barely held his seat and Cruz looks like a fool now...
Shouldn’t a person have some, before they are in charge of it?
When I am proven right, you will apologize right?. As will I if I am wrong.
No, she’s walking on her hands.
Too many people are seeing her through the eyes of campaign Carly. I don’t know if she’s the right pick but I believe she does have a skill set that matches the position.
You are a snowflake. Get a grip.
Would be surprised.
She’s sharp, but I see some business role, or something other than this. Tax reform group or something.
A lot of the problem today is online recruitment via the internet, so not an unreasonable choice.
And we currently have feds chasing down people selling fake Gucci bags online instead of people posting Jihadi beheading videos. They need a major shift in focus.
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