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DHS picks new chief for intelligence office (resp for extremist memo??)
Washington Times ^ | 4/23/2009 | Audrey Hudson

Posted on 04/23/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT by markomalley

The head of the Homeland Security agency responsible for a controversial report that suggested veterans were being recruited to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. is being replaced by a former FBI and CIA official.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced in a statement late Thursday afternoon that the White House intends to nominate Phillip Mudd as undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis. Mr. Mudd is a 24-year career FBI official, who currently serves as the associate executive assistant director of the Bureau's national security branch.

He replaces Roger Mackin, who was appointed to the post in September by then-Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Ms. Napolitano also says she will appoint Bart R. Johnson as the principal deputy undersecretary. Mr. Johnson currently serves as director of homeland security and law enforcement in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodhs; democrats; dhs; donttreadonme; extremist; homelandsecurity; megiddo; mudd; obamaregime; projectmegiddo
Well, looks like they found their scapegoat...
1 posted on 04/23/2009 4:49:42 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Ms. Napolitano also says she will appoint Bart R. Johnson Simpson as the principal deputy undersecretary.
2 posted on 04/23/2009 4:55:08 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: markomalley

Yes it does, as governess nappy was good at that.


3 posted on 04/23/2009 4:55:23 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: markomalley
"..appointed to the post in September by then-Secretary Michael Chertoff."

There's a problem right there.

4 posted on 04/23/2009 4:56:15 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: markomalley

nice try Janet


5 posted on 04/23/2009 4:56:38 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: markomalley

“He replaces Roger Mackin, who was appointed to the post in September by then-Secretary Michael Chertoff.”

It was a Chertoff appointment that wrote that piece of garbage? Or he wrote the template the leftists in the department ‘updated’?

Still not good enough in my book. Napolitano needs to go!


6 posted on 04/23/2009 4:56:57 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: markomalley

I called my Senators and Rep. today demanding they call for Naploitano to resign. Offices for both Senators said they were receiving a lot of negative feedback.


7 posted on 04/23/2009 5:09:57 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: markomalley

Obama’s fault. She makes him look less than wise. Let her blunder on for a while. Anyone he names will be just as bad.


8 posted on 04/23/2009 5:13:06 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: markomalley

Any relation to the infamous Doctor Mudd who helped the Lincoln conspirators?


9 posted on 04/23/2009 5:23:05 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Any relation to the infamous Doctor Mudd who helped the Lincoln conspirators?

It would somehow be appropriate, wouldn't it?

10 posted on 04/23/2009 5:29:31 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley
fall on your sword b!tch...
11 posted on 04/23/2009 5:30:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Any relation to the infamous Doctor Mudd who helped the Lincoln conspirators?

Or Major Mudd, the 1960's Boston TV kids show star.

12 posted on 04/23/2009 5:36:29 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (We seem to have reached a critical mass of stupid people.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Roger Mudd the TV anchor is a direct descendant of Samuel Mudd. So yes his name is “Mudd.”


13 posted on 04/23/2009 5:38:59 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: markomalley

DHS will no longer have respect nor credibility until that cow is gone.


14 posted on 04/23/2009 5:44:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'm a PROUD RIGHT WING EXTREMIST.... Obama has failed, IMPEACH Obama NOW....)
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To: markomalley

Homeland Security and intelligence does not belong in a well constructed thought.


15 posted on 04/23/2009 5:49:00 PM PDT by healy61
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

HER name is mudd.


16 posted on 04/23/2009 5:53:28 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama...........every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. 2 Thess 2:10)
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To: markomalley

Napolitano is the one who specifically and categorically reiterated that DHS will consider ALL conservatives and vets, no matter how incidental, as potential terrorists. It doesn’t matter who came up with the report - SHE ground it into America’s face slowly and deliberately a second time, to make the point stick as threateningly as possible.


17 posted on 04/23/2009 6:01:31 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: markomalley

So, Napalitano didn’t read the report before it was released? She ought to fire herself.

Proving the theory yet again that shi...uh, “pelosi” rolls downhill.


18 posted on 04/23/2009 6:02:10 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: CaribouCrossing

So, Napalitano didn’t read the report before it was released?
__________________________________

Seems that NO ONE in Washington reads ANYTHING. I think they may need a refresher in ‘literacy’. That’s gubument ejumication for ya’.


19 posted on 04/23/2009 6:05:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Seems that NO ONE in Washington reads ANYTHING. I think they may need a refresher in ‘literacy’. That’s gubument ejumication for ya’.”

Everyone of those gubument idjits that didn’t read the porkulus bill should be pelosi-canned.


20 posted on 04/23/2009 6:07:31 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: markomalley

“associate executive assistant director”

Layers and layers and layers of bureaucracy...


21 posted on 04/23/2009 6:16:54 PM PDT by AgentEcho (If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers)
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To: markomalley

What a bunch of buffoons...

Where the hell do they find these IDIOTS!


23 posted on 04/23/2009 6:33:31 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: markomalley

24 posted on 04/23/2009 6:34:00 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SonOfPyrodex
Well, check out this article from 2006: F.B.I. Struggling to Reinvent Itself to Fight Terror

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 — Last February, top F.B.I. officers from across the nation gathered in a high-security auditorium for the latest plan to reinvent the crime-fighting agency to take on terrorism.

Philip Mudd, who had just joined the bureau from the rival Central Intelligence Agency, was pitching a program called Domain Management, designed to get agents to move beyond chasing criminal cases and start gathering intelligence.

Drawing on things like commercial marketing software and the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping without warrants, the program is supposed to identify threats. Mr. Mudd displayed a map of the San Francisco area, pocked with data showing where Iranian immigrants were clustered — and where, he said, an F.B.I. squad was “hunting.”

Some F.B.I. officials found Mr. Mudd’s concept vague and the implied ethnic targeting troubling. How were they supposed to go “hunting” without colliding with the Constitution? Would the C.I.A. man, whom some mocked privately as Rasputin, take the bureau back to the domestic spying scandals of the 1960’s? And why neglect promising cases to, in Mr. Mudd’s words, “search for the unknown”?

If he doesn't change his tune, methinks his career will be similarly short (start profiling muzzies...in this administration??)

Of course, the same skill sets could be used to track down "right wing extremists" too...

25 posted on 04/23/2009 6:39:01 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

Who drafted the report?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2228863/posts

Homeland Security Warning on “Rightwing” authored by Brian Marcus - DHS Analyst


26 posted on 04/23/2009 6:48:58 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: markomalley
Well, looks like they found their scapegoat.

Nope. They just covered their butts from pissing off veterans. Conservatives are still on the hit list. If you speak your mind, you might get a visit.

In the left playbook, dissent is equal to subversion... sadly.




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27 posted on 04/23/2009 7:12:38 PM PDT by glock rocks (It's NO COINCIDENCE that Earth Day is celebrated on Lenin's birthday...)
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To: markomalley

“Well, looks like they found their scapegoat...”

Precisely what I told my wife as I read the article aloud for her to know what I was ranting about.

One point I would like to bring up though that nobody seems to hit on is the fact that the DHS, as well as every, and I mean EVERY other department of our Government, EVERY Bureau right down to the janitors is stuffed with Leftist Bureaucrats, so it really doesn’t matter whose name is on the cover of the pamphlet, or the file, or whatever they produce as it’s going to be a composition of many and various Lefties no matter what.


28 posted on 04/23/2009 7:21:21 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: markomalley

NAPPY really is a Ditzbrain and a Sour Fruitcake! Those are two character Traits that Stink for Anything! but especially for One in Charge of Homeland Security! ZERO HUSSEIN has made a choice that may DESTROY His Administration in One Giant Swoop!


29 posted on 04/23/2009 7:32:16 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Last Great President George W. Bush)
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To: DBrow
“DHS Analyst” Ha ha, You do see “ANAL” in the word Analyst. I would want to change my job description after this big screw up.
30 posted on 04/23/2009 7:41:38 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Man50D

My House Representative John Carter called for her resignation, and commented that, by her standards, 80% of his constituents would be “right wing extremists.”


31 posted on 04/23/2009 8:18:34 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: markomalley

Cover up? Who the hell is Mackin and what are his associations and qualifications?

Time to put him before a congressional committee under oath. Oh, I forgot, Comrade Conyers runs the House Judiciary Committee and the Fool on the Hill Leahy and Ted the Whale Kennedy and John the traitor Rockefeller run the Senate Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

When Rev. Wright said “The chickens have come home to roost” he actually meant that the Foxes were guarding the henhouse, or in Kennedy’s case, the whorehouse.

America is in deep trouble and it is beginning to read like Kafka’s “No Exit”.


32 posted on 04/23/2009 8:45:37 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: markomalley

Not good enough. What would be good enough: Napolitano fires the whole team responsible for the report, then resigns.


33 posted on 04/23/2009 9:03:01 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: DBrow
"Homeland Security Warning on “Rightwing” authored by Brian Marcus - DHS Analyst"

If you google Brian Marcus, you get some guy who was in the "Internet Monitoring" office of the ADL back in 2005.

Which may sound more ominous than it actually is: about 10 years ago the ADL called me to alert me that threatening anti-semitic remarks had been posted on the internet against my son, including the invitation,"...you can find this Jew and kill him at ________[our home address]________."

It was just some stupid kid, with whom I had a chat and also his mom.

ADL sometimes does good work but Abe Foxman, head of ADL, can be very bigoted against conservative Christians. If you read his stuff, you can see he has a very narrow approach and doesn't get out much to talk with people who might disagree with him.

Foxman is very much locked into 19th Century stereotypes and sees Christians and particularly Catholics and Evangelicals as the primary "threat" against Jews, when in fact, whatever the past history, today are pretty much the only serious friends the Jews have.

34 posted on 04/23/2009 9:34:45 PM PDT by cookcounty (A late-term abortion advocate to preaching to us about torture. How stupid can you get?)
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To: cookcounty

Foxman is losing it and has been for years. Once did good work but abdicated watching the Left to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a hardcore leftist group.

No threat from the Left!

I used to work in cooperation with ADL on internal security matters and the men in charge were great. Today they are mediocre to useless.


35 posted on 04/23/2009 11:01:43 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: markomalley

The memo might have been someone trying to keep their job in the “new order”


36 posted on 04/24/2009 1:41:18 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
"Who the hell is Mackin...?"
"...Michael Chertoff named longtime Central Intelligence Agency veteran Roger Mackin to the post."

"Mackin, who spent nearly 30 years at the CIA as a counterintelligence officer... has spent the last four years in the private sector."

metimes.com - 9/10/08

What did he do in the "private" sector from 2004-2008? Well, could it be that he was one of the many "beltway bandits" who cashed in on their government jobs, after they retired, with high paying jobs in companies living off government contracts?
"Alexandria, VA (January 30, 2006) Roger Mackin, CEO of CRA, a preeminent national provider of homeland security planning, training, exercises and intelligence consulting services, is pleased to announce that CRA has been selected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be one of the contract awardees for the important National Exercise Program (NEP)."

cra-usa.net

And then back into the revolving door for another hitch in government to set policy they and their future employer could then profit from upon returning to the "private" sector?

Now, if he is actually the one responsible for the DHS report in question, does he return to the "private" sector to train government employees (federal, state & local) in the anti-conservative, terrorist-profiling "security" policy that DHS report was disseminating?

Will federal contracts be distributed to implement that policy? Seems to me Conservative on Capitol Hill better speak to Mackin and get to the bottom of this.

37 posted on 04/24/2009 8:20:58 AM PDT by drpix
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To: OpeEdMunkey

Ricky the Termite.


38 posted on 04/24/2009 10:45:05 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: drpix

When I read that Mudd was the “associate executive assistant director” of something or other (perhaps of the Office of the Assistant Associate Director for bumkissing) The Republic of Ruritania flashed through my mind. If we are not a third world republic, we soon will be.


39 posted on 04/24/2009 10:52:30 AM PDT by Melchior
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