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Office Of The Director Of National Intelligence “Clarifies” Remarks On Muslim Brotherhood (LOL)
ABCNews.com ^ | 02/10/2011 | Jake Tapper

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 Clapper’s point - in Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood makes efforts to work through a political system that has been, under Mubarak’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clapper; dni; islam; muslimbrotherhood
Weak, weak "clarification".
1 posted on 02/10/2011 2:01:42 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

America is in grave peril as long as the Hussein regime remains in power.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 2:03:17 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: OldDeckHand

Clapper, another Obama administration child-clown.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 2:04:14 PM PST by Third Person
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To: OldDeckHand

That we have people like these looking out for our security is truly scary.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 2:05:05 PM PST by aquila48
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To: OldDeckHand
These idiots are so incompetent as to put the nation in peril... A lot of damage is going to be done by 2012...

Mike

5 posted on 02/10/2011 2:06:13 PM PST by MichaelP ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Clapper proves himself, again, an imbecilic, moronic, retarded, idiotic, cretin.

"Beam me up Jim, there's...."

6 posted on 02/10/2011 2:07:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


7 posted on 02/10/2011 2:07:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: OldDeckHand
All Obama administration officials are required to have three shoes...two for the feet and one for the mouth.
8 posted on 02/10/2011 2:08:07 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: OldDeckHand

We have to get out our country back from these nuts.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 2:09:46 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: OldDeckHand

Gotta love how the new media can make these people backtrack, at least a little


10 posted on 02/10/2011 2:10:33 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: aquila48

“That we have people like these looking out for our security is truly scary.”

exactly
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


11 posted on 02/10/2011 2:11:23 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: OldDeckHand

Sorry,I thought you meant the Muslim sisterhood!


12 posted on 02/10/2011 2:12:50 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 2:17:01 PM PST by Mr. Jazzy (God bless the United States of America and protect her from the enemies of freedom.)
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To: GeronL
"Gotta love how the new media can make these people backtrack, at least a little"

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.

14 posted on 02/10/2011 2:17:02 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Good, they know this time Clapper stepped in a BIG ONE. Hence the immediate ‘clarification’.

Guess this sorry excuse will still keep his job.


15 posted on 02/10/2011 2:20:27 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: OldDeckHand
.....he is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.

Yes....much the same way he was "well aware" of the terror arrests in London during his interview with Diane Sawyer.

16 posted on 02/10/2011 2:21:55 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: OldDeckHand
... “a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.”

More Billshit from the "world-class thumbsuckers.

17 posted on 02/10/2011 2:24:36 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: OldDeckHand

This should be a career ending mistake.


18 posted on 02/10/2011 2:25:44 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 2:28:20 PM PST by circlecity
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To: OldDeckHand
Clapper's explanation is so weak as to defy belief.

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.

20 posted on 02/10/2011 2:35:32 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: BenLurkin

Video at site.

http://notalemming.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/ex-cia-agent-reveals-

Muslim-brotherhood-has-infiltrated-obama-administration/
ex-CIA Agent Reveals: “Muslim Brotherhood” has infiltrated Obama Administration

Islamist-allied operatives appointed by Obama are undermining U.S. security policy – explains counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez. Aimed at co-opting Americas foreign policy in the Middle East, a network including well-known American diplomats, congressional representatives, figures from academia and the think tank world – with ties to the clerical regime in Tehran – is directing the Obama Administration’s policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Middle East.


21 posted on 02/10/2011 2:35:45 PM PST by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Clapper is almost as dumb as the people he is advising including those in the 1/2 white house.


22 posted on 02/10/2011 2:36:48 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: OldDeckHand

I have an idea , after just one to many idiotic remarks and ‘orders’ from ‘bummer, Mubarak has cut off any ‘discussions’ with ‘bummer - which is why they are in the dark(er)


23 posted on 02/10/2011 2:39:57 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: OldDeckHand

24 posted on 02/10/2011 2:40:19 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Don Corleone

Clapper. Reminds me of Jack Webb’s classic “Claude Cooper and the Copper Clapper Caper.”


25 posted on 02/10/2011 2:40:44 PM PST by Overwatcher
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To: muawiyah

National Intelligence is in the clapper.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 2:41:02 PM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: OldDeckHand

Lots of “FAIL” to go around today in Washington.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 2:50:49 PM PST by mojito
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To: circlecity
You will never convince me this administration is not working hand in hand with the jihadists to advance the Islamic agenda.

hopefully, enough Americans will realize this

There was just 'professional' revolutionist in the UK who was so excited about having been in the square with the revolutionists.

There are many FOREIGN 'revolutionists" in that melee - Code Pink has been stirring the pot over there for months.

No one reports on the foreign agitators.

well, thinking on who our pres. is today - I''d have to give that some thought :o)

28 posted on 02/10/2011 2:58:41 PM PST by maine-iac7
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To: OldDeckHand
Okay, then. Never mind. Oh, but what about Clapper being ignorant of England's recent terrorist arrests? He hadn't gotten the briefing yet? Okay, then. That's fine.

Going shopping...

29 posted on 02/10/2011 3:02:41 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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