Skip to comments.Office Of The Director Of National Intelligence “Clarifies” Remarks On Muslim Brotherhood (LOL)
Posted on 02/10/2011 2:01:40 PM PST by OldDeckHand
The director of the Office of National Intelligence James Clapper today told a House Intelligence Committee hearing that the Egyptian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood which seeks Egypt to become an Islamic state ruled by sharia law is a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.
The Muslim Brotherhood is quite obviously not a secular organization.
Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence later said in a statement to ABC News: To clarify Director Clappers point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubaraks rule, one that is largely secular in its orientation he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.
How much the Muslim Brothergood has eschewed violence and decried al Qaeda is subject to debate. Critics of the group point to its ties with Hamas, a terrorist organization according to the US State Department, for instance.
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America is in grave peril as long as the Hussein regime remains in power.
Clapper, another Obama administration child-clown.
That we have people like these looking out for our security is truly scary.
"Beam me up Jim, there's...."
If anyone needed further proof that our hiring and promotion process in the national security area is fubar’d beyond believe, I respectfully submit the statements of the “director” of National Intelligence.
Gasp, what an oxymoron.
We have to get out our country back from these nuts.
Gotta love how the new media can make these people backtrack, at least a little
“That we have people like these looking out for our security is truly scary.”
and then you have panetta saying “”I’ve received reports that possibly Mubarak might do that [step down tonight]. We are continuing to monitor the situation...we have not received specific reports.”
what? and he is head of CIA? Why say anything?
Then there is 0dumbo saying that theMB only has “strains” that are anti America.
Uh no 0dumbo ALL of MB hates us, hates jews. hates gays and wants to kill enyone not muslim
Sorry,I thought you meant the Muslim sisterhood!
What truly happened was that Clapper was giving the Odumbo regime answer, that is usually happily accepted by the press, to a CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE. Now that the GOP is in charge, there is a BIG difference between the two.
That's true. Had this been the first few years of the Bill Clinton administration, this ridiculously stupid statement would have been
largely ignored successfully covered-up.
The problem is that there are still WAY too many (lazy) people who get their news from the broadcast morning and evening news shows, and a handful of papers. People who want to be fully informed, have a much easier time becoming informed, but the idiots are still at the mercy of the traditional media outlets. Sadly, those idiots vote, too.
Now that Clapper has "corrected" the record, I wonder if it will even be reported on the evening news tonight. I'm not hopeful.
Good, they know this time Clapper stepped in a BIG ONE. Hence the immediate ‘clarification’.
Guess this sorry excuse will still keep his job.
Yes....much the same way he was "well aware" of the terror arrests in London during his interview with Diane Sawyer.
More Billshit from the "world-class thumbsuckers.
This should be a career ending mistake.
Forget the clarification. Our Director of National Intelligence just publically stated the MUSLIM Brotherhood is a largely secular organization. No one is this stupid. If our entire national intelligence apparatus were really this clueless then we’d be speaking Farsi already. This is not a case of him being an idiot or knucklehead. This can only be part of a conscious, orchestrated effort to deceive. Propaganda. The stupid part was he got carried away and said something easily rebutted. You will never convince me this administration is not working hand in hand with the jihadists to advance the Islamic agenda.
Obviously this guy sought to put as good a face as possible on the Moslem Brotherhood ~ but his "whopper generator" seems to have served him up a "cr*p sandwich" rather than a "real meat pie".
I doubt he lasts another week in this job.