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Intel Director‘s Office Tries to Backpedal on Clapper’s Shocking Statement
the blaze ^ | 2/10/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 02/10/2011 7:12:07 PM PST by Nachum

Just hours after National Intelligence Director James Clapper made the shocking statement this morning that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “secular” organization, his office tried frantically to “clarify” his remarks.

In a statement to ABC News, Jamie Smith, director of the office of public affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said Clapper was commenting on the political system in Egypt rather than the make up of the group itself:

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.

But that’s now what he said, and the damage may already be done. Soon after Clapper made the statements, numerous news outlets picked up on the incredible remarks, made at a House Intelligence Committee hearing and contradicted by FBI Director Robert Mueller.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clapper; directors; february2011; intel; muslimbrotherhood; office; tries

1 posted on 02/10/2011 7:12:16 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 02/10/2011 7:13:08 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Well that is one way to broach the unbroachable topic — to tell a flat out lie about it that begs correction.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 7:13:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Nachum

RESIGN Barack Obama...and take the IDIOTS & ENABLERS with you.


4 posted on 02/10/2011 7:13:20 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Nachum

“In a statement to ABC News...”

Let me guess, Jake Tapper followed this up.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 7:13:38 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge, MA grad student. Any potential conservative Christian FReepmail-FRiends out there?)
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To: Nachum; jesseam; tgusa; libertyhoundusnr; JLAGRAYFOX; flat; unkus; ZULU; freekitty; SkyPilot

With WWIII brewing in the ME, we must call DC and demand that morons like this be fired.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 7:14:53 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum
James Clapper is a child molester. I'm ... ah ... I'm prepared to clarify my statement tomorrow.

On page D17 of your local newspaper.

7 posted on 02/10/2011 7:17:19 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Idiot !
A German oompah band should fire up every time this moron speaks.


8 posted on 02/10/2011 7:18:44 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: Nachum
made the shocking statement this morning that the Muslim Brotherhood is a “secular” organization

And this guy is the National Intel Director? Our country is in some bad shape.

9 posted on 02/10/2011 7:18:51 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Clapper is the kind of idiot who populates the Obama Administration’s higher policy offices.

He’s the same loon who was totally unaware of the Muslim attack in London some time ago when questioned by the News.

Its MANIFEST this idiot is totally unqualified for the position he currently holds.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 7:19:54 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: Nachum

It really boils down to what “secular” means. After all, churches have tax numbers (secular) and physical addresses (secular), as opposed to being “spiritual” entities.

This guy is National Security Director.

Is it just me or are the Obamites unraveling under congressional scrutiny?


11 posted on 02/10/2011 7:22:13 PM PST by One Name
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To: Nachum

With this bunch it is always the first thing they say that is the truth to them.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 7:23:01 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Nachum

His “statement” was as likely an accident as it would have been for him to have stated “My mother was a transgendered, calico porcupine” before the same national audience.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 7:23:20 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Nachum

There is no cure for the Clapper.


14 posted on 02/10/2011 7:23:54 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Nachum

The most incompetent administration in our history may wind up getting us all killed. Can the adults be put back in charge now please?....


15 posted on 02/10/2011 7:24:29 PM PST by Typical_Whitey ("It doesn't matter how smart you are, unless you stop and think".... Thomas Sowell)
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To: One Name

This clapper idiot needs arrested. What an incompetent boob.


16 posted on 02/10/2011 7:24:46 PM PST by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
With WWIII brewing in the ME, we must call DC and demand that morons like this be fired.

You want action from a "community organizer"? (See my new tagline.)

17 posted on 02/10/2011 7:24:52 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Hosni: "I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer.")
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To: Nachum
I want change from the hopeless idiots in the 0bama Regime.
18 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:09 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: One Name

Sorry, National “Intelligence” Director.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:26 PM PST by One Name
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To: Nachum
the Muslim Brotherhood is a “secular” organization

Yeah, um, I bet they're just a fraternal order, like, uh, like the American Legion! Probably even got posts all over the Middle East where you can drop in and get a falafel with some old cave buddies.

20 posted on 02/10/2011 7:25:43 PM PST by kittycatonline.com
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
A German oompah band should fire up every time this moron speaks.

Jeez! Whatever did German oompah bands do to you?

21 posted on 02/10/2011 7:26:00 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Hosni: "I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer.")
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To: Nachum
There is nothing "secular" in anything associated with Islam. This moron should be removed from the gene pool immediately.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
22 posted on 02/10/2011 7:27:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; All
Congressman "Dutch" Ruppersburger said something similar

http://www.peepgov.com/congress/Dutch_Ruppersberger_MD

Mike Rogers, R-Mich., left, and and the committee's ranking Democrat Rep. CA Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., center, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, ...

23 posted on 02/10/2011 7:28:23 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

This joker represents obama’s “brightest and best.”

Heaven help us.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 7:29:26 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (An election is not a (national) suicide pact.)
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To: Nachum

Why do they even bother to ‘clarify’ it? It’s not as if the MSM will make a big deal out of it. They’ll just gloss over it and discuss Christopher Lee’s shirtless pic some more.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 7:30:26 PM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

How does machine gunning tourists or blowing them up in the name of allah fit into secular politics?

These guys have been in the limelight for decades.

Did Obama come up with that line?


26 posted on 02/10/2011 7:30:29 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Nachum

Off-topic: The Blaze is becoming a regular stop for me during my interweb surfing. Great site.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 7:30:46 PM PST by wolf24
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To: Nachum

The idiots in the NSA, fail to mention that the Egyptian constitution forbids RELIGIOUS Parties.
Remember we have a seperation clause in our own constitution.
This “secular” bunch are the ones responsible for the assasination of Sadat. The man who brought peace to Egypt.
Now all of a sudden they are just peace loving Charity organization.
We are in SERIOUS trouble with an NSA this clueless.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 7:30:48 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Nachum
No.

A "clarification" is what you issue if the President gets swept up in the moment and accidently tells the American Farmers Association that the Federal Farm Board is going to double its payout for Winter Wheat, when actually it's only going to be increasing by 2%.

When you and your spokesmen starting shooting off their mouths every which way, harming American interests around the Middle East, and the world, in ways that may take 50 years to repair if we're lucky...

No, a "clarification" doen't quite cut it.

29 posted on 02/10/2011 7:32:55 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: One Name

Could we say, Clapper just proved he’s lacking intelligence?


30 posted on 02/10/2011 7:32:59 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: hal ogen

I’m afraid they’ve filled every appointed position with liberal, white guilt Ivy-leaguers or affirmative action communists.

The kids are playing a video-game called “Grand Theft Government”.


31 posted on 02/10/2011 7:34:14 PM PST by One Name
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To: wolf24

Yep. Glenn Beck’s people are first rate. I have a link to the Blaze on my own site.


32 posted on 02/10/2011 7:34:52 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Caught Rush for a few minutes at lunch- was this the same guy who hadn’t heard of some recent terrorist arrests in England?

Thank God for classified career employees who must be carrying the load these days while the idiots skateboard down the hallways during the day eating whole-grain bagels.


33 posted on 02/10/2011 7:39:11 PM PST by One Name
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To: Nachum

Mr clapper is lucky there is no law against being a total idiot.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 7:40:18 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Nachum
Add “National Intelligence Director” to your list of oxymorons.
35 posted on 02/10/2011 7:41:42 PM PST by Mobties
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To: Marty62
We do not have a separation clause in our constitution.
One could form say, the Southern Baptist Party and if the voters were there you'd be as legitimate a party as any other.
36 posted on 02/10/2011 7:43:34 PM PST by WePledge (Semper Fidelis)
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To: Nachum

Something besides Clapper’s answers were screwy looking. The media should be agreeing with Jim Clapper’s answers. Why are all of Jim Clapper’s subordinates sitting at the table instead of behind him advising him? Scopes monkey trial comes to mind here.


37 posted on 02/10/2011 7:48:12 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: WePledge

I guess I didn’t make myself clear. The MB wants to ESTABLISH Islam and Sharia Law and destroy the current Constitution of Egypt.
We do have an amendment forbidding such activity in the U.S.
The SBP Party would be fine as long as it didn’t set out to destroy the Constitution and set up a national religion.


38 posted on 02/10/2011 7:50:35 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: Nachum

Barry Obummer should be paying VERY CLOSE attention to these revolts.
His incompetence is wearing on our patients!


39 posted on 02/10/2011 7:57:41 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: Nachum

Reason #8,693 that I was making phone calls on election night for McCain/Palin.
Elections do matter.


40 posted on 02/10/2011 8:43:27 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Does anyone remember a little gizmo called “The Clapper” advertised on TV that could turn lights on or off by clapping the hands? The little ditty that they sang, “Clap on, clap off...THE CLAPPER!” ;)


41 posted on 02/10/2011 8:54:19 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Mr. Mojo
And this guy is the National Intel Director?

Intelligence ain't what it used to be...
42 posted on 02/10/2011 9:09:53 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: Nachum

Clapper is the clueless front page illustration of a clueless administration.

Of course, he should be fired immediately.

But then, so should all his superiors.


43 posted on 02/10/2011 9:33:22 PM PST by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I thought “Amateur Hour” lasted an hour, not 4 years.


44 posted on 02/11/2011 2:08:32 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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