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Source: Obama given detailed intelligence about rise of ISIS for a year
Fox Nation ^ | September 2, 2014 | Catherine Herridge

Posted on 09/02/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT by Hojczyk

President Obama was given detailed and specific intelligence about the rise of the Islamic State as part of his daily briefing for at least a year before the group seized large swaths of territory over the summer, a former Pentagon official told Fox News.

The official -- who asked not to be identified because the President's Daily Brief is considered the most authoritative, classified intelligence community product analyzing sensitive international events for the president -- said the data was strong and "granular" in detail.

The source said a policymaker "could not come away with any other impression: This is getting bad."

Obama, unlike his predecessors who traditionally had the document briefed to them, is known to personally read the daily brief. The former Pentagon official, who has knowledge of the process, said Obama generally was not known to come back to the intelligence community with further requests for information based on the daily report.

The claims come as the Obama administration continues to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq and weighs whether to expand that campaign, particularly into Syria.

The president's team has publicly suggested that the group only recently gained in strength, accounting for why Obama earlier this year dismissed such extremists as akin to a "jayvee" team.

But after suggestions that the administration may have been blindsided by the rise of ISIS, and that poor intelligence was to blame, the former Pentagon official said some of the intelligence was so good in the region, that when the president drew a red line on chemical weapons use in Syria in 2012, the information was "exquisite."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: intelligencebriefing; isis; isisintelligence; pib
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1 posted on 09/02/2014 7:46:46 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Obama, unlike his predecessors who traditionally had the document briefed to them, is known to personally read the daily brief.

I don't believe this, and think it was thrown out to make him look more knowledgeable and involved than most presidents. Remember, he attends no more than half of his intelligence meetings, and he seems to find out about many things after he reads them in the newspaper.

2 posted on 09/02/2014 7:49:13 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hojczyk

I just saw the headline on Twitchy. Just unreal. SMH.


3 posted on 09/02/2014 7:49:43 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Illegals Are Getting Flat Screen TV's....NOT TB Screenings!)
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To: Hojczyk

The daily briefings that he doesn’t attend?


4 posted on 09/02/2014 7:50:00 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: Hojczyk

Yeah...

But it’s not his fault.

No one told him it would be important to pay attention.


5 posted on 09/02/2014 7:50:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Why democrat voters are like sperm: Only 1 in a million work.)
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To: Hojczyk

Well it should be obvious to the most casual observer that Obummer has only his own interests at heart.


6 posted on 09/02/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Hojczyk

Hello, he’s FOR Islamci imperialism. He HELPED the Arab/Al-Qaeda Spring effort.


7 posted on 09/02/2014 7:52:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Hojczyk

D'oh

8 posted on 09/02/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT by McGruff (You can lead a human to knowledge but you can't make him think)
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To: Hojczyk

Obama created ISIS.

Armed them.

IS/ISIL/ISIS are Obama’s “children”.
Obama is protective of them.


9 posted on 09/02/2014 7:53:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Whether he actually reads the briefs or not, making people think that he does only leaves him more culpable.


10 posted on 09/02/2014 7:53:45 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Obama, unlike his predecessors who traditionally had the document briefed to them, is known to personally read the daily brief. -- I don't believe this, and think it was thrown out to make him look more knowledgeable and involved than most presidents.

I believe the claim. He obviously does not want to sit through a briefing about something he cares zip about (or worse, he actually is supporting the enemy which he is being briefed about). So sure - he asks for the document and says he'll read it (during the commercial breaks on whatever he's watching on ESPN).

11 posted on 09/02/2014 7:55:48 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This doesn’t mean he read his daily briefing. “Reading it himself” doesn’t mean he’s the smartest guy in the room. It means he didn’t care enough to be briefed and simply said, “Send me a memo.” ... on our national security.


12 posted on 09/02/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Hojczyk

How do we know he reads them? Because he tells us he does? Or we assume he does? A good opportunity for a political cartoon here, if it weren’t so frightening.


13 posted on 09/02/2014 7:56:25 AM PDT by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: Hojczyk

Severe dereliction of duty and violation of oath of office....


14 posted on 09/02/2014 7:56:39 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Hojczyk

This doesn’t surprise me. How many issues did he hear about well in advance and did nothing? He heard about all the problems on the Obamacare website and did nothing. He is lazy and in over his head. He doesn’t know what to do. You could tell him two or three years in advance and he still would not know what to do.


15 posted on 09/02/2014 7:57:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“Obama, unlike his predecessors who traditionally had the document briefed to them, is known to personally read the daily brief. The former Pentagon official, who has knowledge of the process, said Obama generally was not known to come back to the intelligence community with further requests for information based on the daily report”

He said he read it. Yeah Right more like he faked it. Then never asked follow-up questions


16 posted on 09/02/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Hojczyk

That is because Obama is a loyal Muslim and a direct and dangerous enemy of America.


17 posted on 09/02/2014 8:00:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine


18 posted on 09/02/2014 8:00:52 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Why democrat voters are like sperm: Only 1 in a million work.)
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To: Hojczyk

No doubt he’s cheering them on and hoping they’ll attack America in some variety of truly vicious manner.


19 posted on 09/02/2014 8:00:59 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Iron Munro

>> No one told him it would be important to pay attention

Ha!

Bush at some point probably told him not to worry about it — that Islam was a “religion of peace.”


20 posted on 09/02/2014 8:06:26 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: a fool in paradise
IMHO he's a radical Islam sympathizer and is running interference for them. I'm just waiting for the one misstep and SNAP, charge him with treason!!!
21 posted on 09/02/2014 8:07:33 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Hojczyk

If somebody briefs you they can later testify that they briefed you. Harder say you didn’t know.


22 posted on 09/02/2014 8:07:43 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Could it be why he calls ISIS ISIL?

http://beforeitsnews.com/global-unrest/2014/09/the-coded-message-obama-delivers-when-he-says-isil-instead-of-isis-2460550.html


23 posted on 09/02/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Hojczyk
Obama, unlike his predecessors who traditionally had the document briefed to them, is known to personally read the daily brief

BS. He probably doesn't want to have to sit through a meeting every morning to go over it, so they just hand it to him and he dumps it in the wastebasket later.

24 posted on 09/02/2014 8:10:16 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Hojczyk

All this leaking is telling me that the administration insiders who believe ISIS is a real threat have done their best to sell the idea to Obama, but have failed.

This is really scary.


25 posted on 09/02/2014 8:12:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Obama, unlike his predecessors who traditionally had the document briefed to them, is known to personally read the daily brief. The former Pentagon official, who has knowledge of the process, said Obama generally was not known to come back to the intelligence community with further requests for information based on the daily report.

I don't believe he reads it at all. He doesn't want to know. He doesn't want to waste his time being briefed so he probably just hands it to Valerie who may read it or just pass it on to the continuum, whoever they may be.

26 posted on 09/02/2014 8:12:46 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: Hojczyk

Why did they feel the need to tell us this? oh I call BS on it. Valjar is the one reading them.


27 posted on 09/02/2014 8:14:08 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Hojczyk

When too many morons and warped people vote in large numbers then a vapid Zero is what we all get. Twice is proof of it. MLK was right-—its character that matters.


28 posted on 09/02/2014 8:17:04 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Hojczyk

I bet Valerie Jarret took almost all those intelligence briefings because they were too early in the morning for Bammy.


29 posted on 09/02/2014 8:17:28 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Hojczyk

magic negro, mooselimb fag is most likely supporting this group.


30 posted on 09/02/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: AU72

Now that Obama has removed the US Marines and the US Army, (Obamacode: “boots on the ground”), from the Russian and Militant Muslim Theaters of War, both Russia and the Militant Muslims know that they are assured of quickly obtaining ground control of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Both the Russians and the Militant Muslims know that their rapid ground advances will end once the Impeachment Proceedings begin on Obama.

Russia needs to have land and Naval control of the north shore of the Black Sea and western Turkey in order to have unfettered access from its only warm water Naval port in Crimea to the Mediterranean Sea.

With the Militant Muslims, (al Qadea, al Sharia, Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, ISIS, etc., etc., etc.), controlling the land transport of much of the World’s Oil, and Russia’s Navy controlling the Eastern Mediterranean shipment of Oil, Israel would have no choice but to become a neutral Nation - - - the “Switzerland” of the Middle East.

The Democrat control of the US Senate and Administration, has resulted in a strategy of Domestic Financial weakness, betrayal to America’s Allies, and exponentially emboldened Military planners in Russia and the Muslim Militant community.

Will Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner continue to financially support the Obama-Reid-Jarrett Regime Strategy of ceding control of the Eastern Mediteranian/Middle East to the Russians and Militant Muslims?


31 posted on 09/02/2014 8:22:08 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: varon

His Dog ate the EMAILS!!


32 posted on 09/02/2014 8:22:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (on the net.... we are are ALL RGB-Americans)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Thank you! That statement completely contradicts earlier reports of him NOT reading those briefings..but letting others do so and then briefing him. I’m sure Valerie is one of those advisors. Other Presidents are/were capable of reading themselves. Bush’s Presidential portrait his him holding one.


33 posted on 09/02/2014 8:23:27 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Indeed - but you forgot “racist”.

He most likely sees this movement as furthering his anti-YT agenda as well.


34 posted on 09/02/2014 8:25:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: varon
I'm just waiting for the one misstep and SNAP, charge him with treason!!!

You'll be waiting for some time. There have already been several criminal offenses. Outing a CIA operative in theatre in the ME, Leaking classified documents, tactics, mission specifics associated with Top Secret SEAL missions to Hollywood, Gun Trafficking in Mexico, Obstruction of Justice (Multiple), IRS Scandal, Judicial Prejudice (multiple) with regards to racial prosecutorial discretion (Think Black Panthers Vs. a certain rugby team), etc.

There will be no getting this evil pile of vial incompetence out of his luxurious seat.

35 posted on 09/02/2014 8:25:17 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Hojczyk

Here are the parents of one soldier killed calling for obama to quit.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3199603/posts


36 posted on 09/02/2014 8:30:25 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: a fool in paradise

yup.

That’s America’s leader and evidence what happens when a cultural alien gets into that powerful chair.

On this one? I’ll blame his dark half.


37 posted on 09/02/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: himno hero

Has this man ever referred to the Holy Bible? I’ve heard him call it the “Holy” koran numerous times.


38 posted on 09/02/2014 8:33:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Agreed. It’s against 0bama’s faith to hear anyone say bad things about his faith. So he ignores being put in that situtation.


39 posted on 09/02/2014 8:33:52 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: minnesota_bound

‘Team Coup 2008’ hand picked all the hardcore patriot SEALs, put them all on one helicopter and had it blown up from the inside. Just like the officer purge in our military, just much more brutal.


40 posted on 09/02/2014 8:36:31 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I wouldn’t doubt that Clown Prince nobama, the Perfect One, forwards the “daily briefing” to the isis commanders to give them a “heads-up”.


41 posted on 09/02/2014 8:49:33 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: a fool in paradise

pulleassse,,,,, how can you ask such a question?

The faulker is a dyed in the wool turd world muslim. He grew up framing his reality as an adolescent in a muslim school as a muslim in Indonesia. This turd worlder then sought to mask his beliefs by going to Jeremiah (”God Damn America”) Wrights “church” for twenty years. Jeremia Wright is a ex muslim (who was associated with farrakhan) who preaches visions from James Cone, “Black Liberation Theology”.

His vision of America is framed in what he knows as a turd worlder adolescent. For him? THAT is what is normal. All his actions in the most powerful chair in the world are tempered with his islam and hate of white.

Clearly, he ain’t one of us.

He ain’t made in America.

He is the death of America if he is allowed to continue;.


42 posted on 09/02/2014 8:51:33 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Hojczyk

He is surrounded with advisers, but with a fatal flaw: they are all of the same mind set. Instead of advising him according to what is best U.S. policy, they are thinking “What does he want to hear?”


43 posted on 09/02/2014 9:15:03 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: varon
I'm just waiting for the one misstep and SNAP, charge him with treason!!!

And pray tell, WHO will bring the charges?

(crickets)

44 posted on 09/02/2014 9:17:49 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: MrB

Howdy Mr. B.
YOu are correct.


45 posted on 09/02/2014 9:30:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Hojczyk

August 12, 2014: “Cheney: Obama Probably Not Reading His Intelligence Reports”


46 posted on 09/02/2014 9:30:02 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He “personally reads” it because there will be no one around to see him and know that he never even glances at it. He actually does have a plan, and it’s not favorable to the US.


47 posted on 09/02/2014 9:39:51 AM PDT by livius
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To: Pearls Before Swine

He “personally reads” it because there will be no one around to see him and know that he never even glances at it. He actually does have a plan, and it’s not favorable to the US.


48 posted on 09/02/2014 9:39:52 AM PDT by livius
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To: KSCITYBOY

“Then never asked follow-up questions.”

0bama, not being familiar with military or intelligence acronyms, jargon etc., would have had to ask questions, period. He needs to be impeached for the security of the nation.

5.56mm


49 posted on 09/02/2014 9:49:57 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I don’t believe it either. That arrogant pos is known for lying


50 posted on 09/02/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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